The easily excitable (and, in most cases, that’s a good thing) Gus Johnson has a new job. He’ll handle the play-by-play duties for the newest edition of the Madden video game franchise.
Johnson replaces Tom Hammond. Cris Collinsworth, who succeeded John Madden on NBC’s Sunday Night Football, will remain in the game.
Johnson calls NFL and college basketball games for CBS. He previously supplied his pipes for EA Sports’ “NCAA Basketball 10.”
“Once again, basketball has given me another opportunity,” Johnson told Eric Fisher of SportsBusiness Journal. “This one was definitely more extensive, but it was a lot of fun, and
presented an opportunity to put my personality into it. I’m very
So is Florio Jr., who already is counting the days for the game to be released. It arrives on August 11, complete with a Madden Gras in New Orleans, NFL home of cover boy Drew Brees.