A Plea For More Gus Johnson sign now

Dear CBS,

We are greatly infuriated that you have replaced the venerable Gus Johnson with James "big name" Brown as one of your four play-by-play men in your Sweet 16 and Elite 8 coverage of the NCAA Tournament. We are perturbed by the fact that you have "sold out", choosing to replace the best announcer in college basketball, who also happens to have eleven years of experience calling NCAA tourney games, for James Brown, a man whose resume before this NCAA tournament includes calling one single college basketball game in the past 13 years.

Not only is Brown lacking in college basketball experience, but when it comes to ability to excite viewers, Brown is completely outmatched and outclassed by Johnson. While Browns calls are insipid and mediocre, Johnsons are memorable (see Ohio State-Xavier this year & Gonzaga-UCLA last year).

In conclusion, we respectfully request that next year you revert to your past actions, which include assigning your most talented, not your most paid, to call your Sweet 16 and Elite 8 games. Or if that can't be arranged, perhaps you could drop Jim Nantz into the Hudson with some cement sneakers? Or maybe we could check Billy Packer into an old age home? Seriously though, without Gus Johnson, the regional semi-finals and finals just arent quite the same.

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Latest Signatures

  • 25 November 2015150. Brendan H
    Save Gus!
  • 22 November 2015149. Jason K
    Gus is reason enough for me to watch whatever game he's covering regardless of the score. Gus ) James 'studio host' Brown
  • 15 October 2015148. Dave Deckers
    Gus Johnson calling the WVU-UofL elite eight gamea few years made the game just so much more memorable, he is a great guy and enjoys the game unlike a lot of the people you put on the games in favor of him.
  • 31 August 2015147. Andrew N
    I support this petition
  • 10 July 2015146. Cathy K
    Bring him back....he makes it so exciting to listen to the games! Our whole family are Gus Fans!
  • 02 May 2015145. Nolan G
  • 27 March 2015144. Barbara G
    More Gus Please!
  • 18 March 2015143. David D
  • 11 March 2015142. Mike Caldwell
    James Brown over Gus? This isn't the NFL, or anything else that completely sucks.
  • 19 January 2015141. Mike W
    I support this petition
  • 27 November 2014140. Rob Suarez
    I support this petition
  • 15 October 2014139. Michael G
    Please send Mr. ACC packing!!!
  • 11 October 2014138. Jody H
    awesome commentator. he is the best
  • 20 September 2014137. Todd H
    Gus Johnson is by far the best in the business. Adds more to the game than any announcer past or present. I typcially mute other announcers. However, I look forward to watching a game when Gus is calling. He is simply the BEST!!!
  • 14 May 2014136. Jasper K
    Was CBS on crack when they made this decision; he's is without a doubt the best announcer they have!
  • 09 January 2014135. Michael M
    I support this petition
  • 27 December 2013134. Patrick Schultz
    I don't agree with Gus being replaced. Gus' voice adds excitment to games and it captures the feeling of fans watching it. I belive that James Brown does a sub par job, and I as a fan am actually turned off by some games when he is doing them. He gives yo
  • 28 November 2013133. Brian U
    He's the man!!!
  • 25 November 2013132. Miki R
    One word: UNBELIEVABLE! He made the UCLAvGonzaga game that much better with his excitement and passion. LOVE HIM!
  • 18 November 2013131. Moose Pitts
    bring back Gus
  • 13 October 2013130. Jim B
    Basketball Coach
  • 25 September 2013129. Timothy Hartman
  • 04 September 2013128. Cn J
    I support this petition
  • 31 August 2013127. John K
    He makes watching the games a lot more exciting!
  • 15 July 2013126. Chad W
  • 27 June 2013125. Mike F
  • 09 June 2013124. Scott D
    I support this petition

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