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  • George is gettin upset!

    Posted by Jon Henseler

    Sigh. I was foolish to believe that last week I had wrote my final blog on Jeff Suppan. I truly believed that once the Brewers cut him his days in Major League Baseball were done (although some would argue his days in Major League Baseball have been done since about 2007). But here we are less than week later and when you scan the 'probable starters' list for today's slate of games lo and behold there is a 'Suppan, Jeff' lined up for the Cardinals game against Seattle. Am I even on planet earth anymore? Like the Cards have to know something we don't right? Because not only did they re-sign him, but they picked up up literally hours after the Crew cut him. This is like when you hold a crap card in a game of gin rummy and when you finally discard it you see another player's eyes light up as they lay down a 7 card run.

    Honestly is Suppan really some double secret (probabtion) agent? He dominated with the Cardinals for four years, then we pay him bags of money only to watch him cost us games and years on our lives, then we cut him, then the Cardinals pick him up for pennies and he goes back to dominant Suppan*? I'm pretty sure this is the plot of 'From Russia with Love' right? Or Superman III? One of those I'm pretty sure. The Cardinals front office playing chess the entire time with Doug Melvin as their pawn. And what happens when Suppan comes back to Miller Park at some point this year and throws a 3 hit shutout. The riot that follows is going to make Disco Demolition night look like child's play! In fact just thinking about that makes me want to cry. Just kidding but not really. Bonus word: crazy.

    * For those wondering Suppan does indeed make not only the money we owe him, but also the money on the contract the Cards just signed him to. Say what you will about him but nobody has made more money being less productive than him. And in a way I respect him for it. If I've said it once I've said it a thousand times, if you're going to be bad, be the worst, and make 8 figures while you do it. Or maybe that was Ted Dibiase from Wrestlemania 5. Either way.

  • London Falling

    Posted by Jon Henseler

    So this guy can never go back to England right? Because from what I can gather about this World Cup thing this is like a pretty big deal around the world. And you know it's an embarrassingly bad goaltending effort when even I notice how weak sauce the goal was. Hell I'm still trying to figure out why the U.S. didn't go for 2 after this goal and try to take the lead. Seems like futbol 101 to me. But what do I know, all I've done is lead Qatar to title after title on Fifa '95 for my Sega Genesis.

    And after all the build up of the U.S.A/England 'match'* it ends in a 1-1 tie. Which does end up being pretty awesome for the U.S. considering England claims to be the country that INVENTED soccer. Can you imagine how embarrassing it would be to be the country of origin for a sport and not dominate against a team whose country just started playing it in like 1996? It would be like the United States not kicking thorough ass in a world wide baseball tourna........oh wait. That's beside the point. The point is team U.S.A. didn't get beat and made it out of match #1 with at least a point. Whatever the heck that is. Not to mention the last time I checked we still won the Revolutionary War. But just to be sure I verified the coaches poll at the conclusion of the 1783 and here were the votes:

    1. United States

    2. England

    3. France

    Friggin French coach. Always voting his own team into the top 5. In any case this tie is basically like a win to the U.S. because they avoided the loss. In fact I don't think it's too much of an inductive leap to say that we basically won the World Cup on Saturday. Bonus word: America.

    PS: I'm not sure how many people even care about the World Cup, but I have to say I get pretty invested every four years. In fact it's a lot like Olympic hockey in that regard. Any sport where I can root for the United States AND have it socially acceptable to drink at 10am is alright in my book.

    *I think that's what it's called, I googled 'what is a soccer thingie called' and that's what it came back with, and if we can't trust google what can we trust?

  • Is Vince McMahon running college football?

    Posted by Jon Henseler

    Only explanation I can come with as to what it happening in the college football realm lately. All of a sudden you've got teams defecting from major conferences joining other conferences, teams that are mercenaries with no conference, it's thunderdome out there! Reminds me of when Triple H joined the coporation or Hulk Hogan allied with the NWO.

    So yeah that's pretty much what happened when Nebraska defected to the Big Ten earlier this week. And now it sounds like Texas and Texas A&M might be coming to? Those reports are unconfirmed but I am 300% sure we'll find out the validity of that by the weekend because there is a -300% chance of ANYTHING getting done in the state of Texas if they're not sure what is going on with their college football programs. Like I'm shocked they're not calling for the National Guard down there. Wait is Texas even a part of the Union anymore? I'm pretty sure they seceded right? Anyhow the crown jewel for the Big Ten would be Notre Dame but Notre Dame is the hot girl at a house party and the Big Ten is me. Try as they might it's just not going to happen.

    The real issue here is that the Big Ten has to change their name right? They already had 10 1/2 teams (I count Northwestern as half a team, in fact I'm pretty sure Northwestern counts Northwestern as half a team) but now they're going to be at 12, 13, or 14? Is this all a secret game being played by the Big Ten to see how many teams they can add and still call themselves the Big Ten? In any case, here are my suggestions for their new conference name:

    A. Big 12 version 2.0 Same Big 12 taste, half the calories.

    B. Big Awesome (credit Podell, Dan)

    C. Big Ten + 'x' = a. Solve for 'a.' Show your work.

    D. The Grateful Red and a bunch of teams that wish they could be the Grateful Red.

    Bubble in 'D' on the scantron folks! In all seriousness I couldn't care less about what happens here. Hell I'm German and shaking the traditional colllege football setup doesn't even bother me. And that's coming from a man who freaked out when Heinz started selling their bottles upside down. Bonus word: big.

    PS: If Vince McMahon is running college football (and possibly the world) we can't be that far off from steel chairs during play and games taking place in a steel cage right? I hope so. I'd buy that stuff on pay per view 11 times out of 10.

    Double PS: If you're one the tens of Strange Brew readers yesterday I apologize. I had actual work to do for the first time in 4 years here and just forgot. I got like one email and everything! So sorry mom. I'll get my act together.

     

  • Aaron Rodgers DESTROYS everyone in his path.

    Posted by Jon Henseler

     

    I'm not sure how many people caught the audio of Aaron Rodgers on Milwaukee sports radio yesterday but in case you missed it he literally ends careers during his 18 minute interview. Here's a textual version of some of his comments where he rips into Tony Kornheiser, Ron Jaworski, Homer True, I think he even called me an ass at one point!

    “You know who was better than Tony Kornheiser? Dennis Miller was ten times better,” Rodgers said, via SportsRadioInterviews.com. “Dennis Miller was a great comedian, but one of the worst Monday Night Football guys ever. And he was ten times better than Tony Kornheiser. His stuff was actually funny. Tony wasn’t funny at all. He did absolutely no research. We’d sit in those production meetings and he would add absolutely nothing to the conversation. I’d be like, ‘What are we doing here? This is stupid.’”

    “You get in there with Tony and he’s asking you all these dumb questions that have no application to the game you are playing or anything you are doing,” Rodgers said. “He’s terrible. . . . I don’t think he’s funny. I don’t think he’s insightful. I don’t think knows, really, anything about sports.”

    Most football fans regard Ron Jaworski as one of the top analysts in the business, but Rodgers isn’t particularly thrilled with Jaworski, either.

    “I like him, but, when I was coming out, he did the worst segment in the history of TV about me talking about my fundamentals,” Rodgers said of Jaworski. “It was not even close to anywhere near my fundamentals. The first time I met him, someone introduced me to him and I said, ‘Yeah I know him. He’s the guy who ripped me before the draft.’ The rest of the night he told me how great I was. I was like, ‘I know your song and dance.’ And now he loves me."

    Aaron Rodgers: 4323423; Sports Media: -5. In the words of George Costanza he was bee boppin and skattin all over people! Note to self: NEVER bash Aaron Rodgers over the air for any reason. Not that I would anyway, hell I've got a picture of this championship belt celebration blown up and framed over my race car bed. I do have to say I think we all knew something like this was going to happen eventually. From his embarrassment in the green room during draft day 2005, to waiting behind Favre, to Favre retiring and then returning to try and take his job, Rodgers has been through the ringer. And 99 times out of 100 he has said the right thing to keep everyone happy and avoid controversy. What we have here folks is the '1.' Now I know some people will say he came off like a jerk, he's too cocky blah blah blah. But you know what? I dig it. Because if you read between the lines here I'm pretty sure he's saying he's going to win the MVP and the city of Green Bay better plan for a parade on February 7th, 2011.

    The full interview is posted below in case you wanted to hear the entire thing. Like I said before it is a full 18 minutes, the whole Kornheiser/Jaws bashing starts at the 3 minute mark, but really the entire thing is pretty compelling. Bonus word: rodgers.

    PS: Lost in all of this is the fact that A-Rod is 200% right about Dennis Miller being better than Tony Kornheiser. I think Miller is one of the more underrated MNF commentators of all time. Sure you had to have an Encyclopedia Britannica with you during the broadcast (I don't think google existed yet) but I probably learned more about world history from Miller than any college course I took.

    Double PS: Imagine if google didn't exist. Like I'm still kind of upset there's not flying cars or hover boards by now, but google is pretty sweet.

     

     

    Aaron Rodgers Audio

  • Perishable Soup.

    Posted by Jon Henseler

    Best two day stretch the Brewers have seen in a long time. First a victory on national TV in St. Louis, then Jeff Suppan gets released on an off day? We're like a Jody Gerut retirement away from the hat trick folks!*

    I was so pumped about this yesterday I almost blogged twice. Like I put up that Ragu guy video, clicked 'post,' and 20 minutes later JSONLINE broke the news that Soup had been released. It's like I bought stock in Yahoo! in 1995 and sold it months later at the first signs of profit. I just had to wait a little longer. Needless to say when this news came down you could hear a sigh of relief from Brewer nation. When I got home my nap felt more refreshing, my dinner of Captain Crunch tasted better, heck I even enjoyed the hold music when I had to call the cable company! Now don't get me wrong, this move does not make the team discernibly better in the immediate future. Soup's release allowed the Crew to call up Chris Smith from AAA. And honestly if Smith would have been on our roster all year as opposed to Suppan how many games better are we in the standings right now. One, maybe two? This was a PR move through and through, we don't get that 12 million back to spend on free agents, but there is one less player to boo I suppose. Acutally if I'm Doug Melvin not only do I NOT cut him, I might sign him to an extension! Soup was the scapegoat for an awful year, and not that he's gone 200% of the fan's ire can be thrown toward Melvin. And what an ire it is. I just leared the word 'ire.'

    So we'll see if this maybe jump starts the team somehow? I actually do feel a little bad about being so happy to see someone get fired. Even in his statement after the move Suppan was nothing but a class guy as he has been during his entire tenure here. But as the old saying goes 'Class will only make people forgive you for so long before they realize that you're stealing money from the organization while compiling an ERA over 7 and losing games like it was your profession.' I read that somewhere I think. At least now Soup has time to work on his intstructional videos!:

    Tom Emanski has officially been put on notice! Better protect those AAU national champ trophies while you can. Bonus word: gone.

    PS: JSONLINE has a poll up right now asking fans how long they think it will take before Suppan signs elsewhere. While I can't imagine even a team like the Pirates wanting to take a flier on him, I give it like a 7% chance he signs somewhere, and goes like 9-1 in the second half.

    *How did Jody Gerut not just retire after he hit for the cycle back in May? Like what can he do to top that? If George Costanza taught me anything it's to get out on a high note! Not to mention since that day I'm pretty sure he's hitting -.150. So if I'm Jody I'm hitting that last double and stepping right next to Chad Moeller in the Brewer's legacy of cyclists.

  • I miss college.

    Posted by Jon Henseler

    First of all congrats to all the seniors out there that graduated this past weekend. Truth be told I didn't even realize it was graduation weekend until the morning show was about wrapped up on Friday. Score one for preparedness. But you can get research and show prep on literally EVERY other radio show. Only on B93 mornings can you get the type of fly by the seat of your pants/make it up as you go radio you've come to expect. Anyhow after I became aware of that fact I got a little sentimental and busted out my old graduation photo album when I got done with work and took a trip down memory lane. Yeah read that again. A photo album. If you're under the age of 22 that was a binder thing that we used to have to physically put our photos in. Had to get them 'developed' and wait like an hour to see them. Stuff was brutal.

    In any case for those that are on their way to college, get ready for the greatest 4-9 years of your life! The reason I posted this video is because I think it best sums up the college experience in 56 seconds or less. There is a 400% chance that these guys skipped class all day  week and practiced the chugging of and filming of 'ragu chug.' Probably storyboarded the whole thing out too. Made powerpoints and everything. And what came of it? A brilliant piece of film and a GPA a full point lower than it could have been. Double win. So drink it in while you can, because when you grow up spending days chugging gigantic bottles of Ragu is not only not revered, it's actually frowned upon. Yeah growing up is for suckers. Bonus word: college.

    PS: This talent also 400% got him a girl at a house party. Mortal lock. 

  • Memo to TV Land

    Posted by Jon Henseler

    So about 4 months ago my body decided that one of my time honored traditions, sleeping until noon on Saturday, would be no more. Totally uncool if you ask me. In fact I would 'dislike' my body's status update of 'AWAKE' at 7am if I could. And the sad part about it is that it just went in the span of seven days. Like one week I was in a coma until 12:15pm, then the next week I was wide awake at like 6:30. I figured it was an aberration at first, but then the next week, 6:45, the week after that 6, blah blah blah. Point is we've got a trend here folks. This must be what it's like when a superstar athlete just loses it in one season. I'm like the Trevor Hoffman of sleep.

    In any case I figured one of the only benefits of being up early on a Saturday would be to get back to my roots and check out the Saturday morning cartoon lineup. Here's the problem. There are literally NO cartoons worth watching anymore on Saturday. In fact there are barely even cartoons at all. Vegetales? Are you serious? Am I even on planet earth anymore? If these would have been the options when I was 6 I'd have been sleeping in a long time ago. Fortunately when I was a kid cartoons were friggin dominant. Like I got up earlier on Saturday's so I could pour myself a bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch at 5:55am just to catch the beginning of the all star lineup at 6am. Ninja Turles, Mighty Max, Ghostbusters, Spiderman, X-Men, The Tick, heck I was lucky if I made it to the bathroom for 5 hours. So my suggesstion to TV Land is this. You play classic shows from the 70's, 80's, and 90's (and some from like 2004, I think I saw Boy Meets World on that network). Why not on Saturday mornings play all the classic cartoons from the 70's, 80's, and 90's? That way people like me can at least waste the morning when our body forces us out of sleep. Because I'll be damned if I'll be productive on a Saturday morning. But the current state of affairs is forcing my hand. Bonus word: saturday.

    PS: I will fight anyone who says that X-Men is not the greatest Saturday morning cartoon of all time. And by 'fight' I mean ridicule from behind a computer screen on the safety of my blog.

  • C-c-c-all me Junior

    Posted by Jon Henseler

    Before I get to my blog about Ken Griffey Jr. retiring last night all I can say about this is that it is unequivocally the worst call in the history of baseball. Bar none. So bad that I almost feel bad for the umpire Jim Joyce here? Like I can't name a single umpire in all of Major League Baseball, but this guy's name will be burned in to my brain forever. Not to mention this is already in the first three sentences of Joyce's Wikipedia page. Tigers fans everyone logging on to edit that in milliseconds after that game. This reminds me of the CC Sabathia debacle in Pittsburgh two years ago except that at least that call was made early and there wasn't the build up of a no-hitter or perfect game. To quote a modern day philosopher, both incidents were simply turrible. And how does Galarraga feel. All the way to the last friekin out and then to have history wrenched from his hands. It reminds me of when I played an entire Packer's season on Playstation in a single day. 15 hours. Then during the Super Bowl my PS2 froze and I hadn't saved anything. I didn't talk to anyone for days. So yeah that's essentially what it's like to lose a perfect game.

    Anyhow buried under that unmitigated disaster is the fact that one of my boyhood idols retired from baseball yesterday. Hell you'd be hard pressed to find anyone between the ages of 18-35 that didn't have a man crush on Ken Griffey Jr. growing up. Dude was a class act the entire way and did not ONCE have his name linked to steriods. It's a shame he couldn't stay healthy his entire career otherwise he would have been the one to break Hank Aaron's record and not that professional ass Bonds. Griffey hit 630 bombs in his career and probably missed two or three full seasons worth of games due to various injuries. He played 150% effort in every game and for about 5 years in the mid to late 90's pitchers reacted about as well as I do in one on one situations with women when Griffey stepped in to the batter's box. Not to mention his 1989 Upper Deck rookie card was IT back in the day. Like I would have traded my entire collection for that one card. I would have given up my Huffy 10 speed for it. And he created one of the greatest video games ever to hit Nintendo 64:

    Anyone who owned that game system owned that game. I would wake up in cold sweats singing "C-c-c-call me Junior." I'm also 350% confident that NO ONE could beat me in that game. They didn't invent a difficulty setting high enough to contain me. I was hitting 60 bombs a year with Jay Buhner in that game and his hitting circle was the size of pea! Calm down ladies, I know that's a turn on. Bonus word: Griffey. 

  • Panic.

    Posted by Jon Henseler

     

    Credit to facebook friend Andrew Spaulding for the picture about to be featured on Ken Macha's new Topp's card. I think he must have used photoshop and made this himself? I can't even find it on google, but there it is as his profile pic. So I made sure I sourced it, because if I created this masterpiece I'd want to be credited as well. You can never accuse me of yellow bloggerism.

    So last night another late game tie, another blow up by the bullpen. Ho-hum. Just another day in the life of the Crew these days. Seriously am I in 2002 all over again? Because when I look at 'probable starters' for the Brewers the only name I see and think 'Hrm....we could win this game' is Yovani Gallardo's name. Exactly how I felt earlier in the decade with Ben Sheets, well the Ben Sheets that wasn't on the disabled list every other week with hang nails and acute cases of lethargy.

    And the most maddening thing is that this team won 80 games last year and was in the race up until late August. They kept everything pretty much the same and signed better pitching so expectations were high for good reason. Well friends this is starting to look like a big budget picture that is a complete and utter flop. Like when I was 12 I was all jacked up to see Judge Dredd. It was my first rated R movie, it had the cast with Stallone, James Earl Jones, Diane Lane, and Rob Schneider. It had cities and weapons of the future, and the best modern day special effects to boot. Then the movie itself made Total Recall look like Raiders of the Lost Ark in comparison. I was totally disappointed. It took 6 boxes of Junior Mints to make me feel better. So this is pretty much what we're going through with this team except guys like Jeff Suppan and Doug Davis play the roles of Stallone and Schneider, Miller Park is Mega City and the Brewers should be rated R for graphic scenes of of bad baseballing. And there aren't enough Junior Mints in the world to make me feel better about a season on the brink already on June 2nd.

    Not to mention some brain dead blogger wrote this back in April while telling everyone it was going to be fine:

    'Everyone needs to pump their brakes. It's April. Just get out of the first month around .500 and go from there.'

    How this guy even has a medium to type on is shocking to say the least. So here we are in June and not even sniffing the .500 mark. I'm not writing the season off yet, but we're getting close to critical mass. I guess Gallardo goes tonight so we should have a chance right? Bonus word: pathetic.

    PS: If you go to ESPN and look at the NL leaders in home runs you'll see this guy's picture:

    Am I even on earth anymore? How can Corey Hart be having a career season, Casey McGehee leads the NL in RBI, and Braunie is top 5 in batting average and we are almost in last place?

     

  • Capuano! Capuano! Capuano!

    Posted by Jon Henseler

    Now imagine that headline read out loud by one Jim Ross as Capuano struts back into the Brewers rotation on Thursday. Remember when I blogged about Gus Johnson and John Madden being the most ridiculous/mind blowingly awesome broadcasting tandom every? What if Jim Ross was added to that mix? I don't think a microphone has even been invented that could handle all three on the air at once. It's like landing on Mars. We just don't have the technology.

    So finally help is on the way! After two months of squandering near last place in the central Doug Melvin has finally come to his senses and called up both Chris Capuano and Kameron Loe from AAA Nashville. Cappy has to be one of the best stories in baseball if he can have success in the Brewers rotation, coming back from his second Tommy John surgery and two full years rehabbing. He dominated in single A and triple A, so we'll see how he fares against major league hitters on Thursday. And late last night the Brewers also announced they are calling up Kameron Loe from AAA Nashville. Kameron is a MLB journeyman, but had a 4-3 record with an ERA slightly above 3 in the minors. I had to laugh at the blurp written in the Journal Sentinel about Loe:

    'Loe has pitched in the big leagues with Texas without having much success. In 107 games, including 47 starts, he went 19-23 with a 4.77 ERA.'

    'Without having much success'? Ummmmm I don't know if you've looked at the rotation outside of Gallardo and (sometimes) Wolf, but I'll take a pitcher with a record slightly under .500 and an ERA in the mid 4's every day of the week compared to throwing Suppan/Parra/Bush out there anymore. In fact if I'm Kameron Loe I'm ecstatic about the present situation. Brewers fans have been treated to a buffet of home runs and ERA's that look like Brandon Jenning's scoring average this year. All of a sudden Loe struts in with his average everything and bingo bango he looks like Christy Mathewson. It's gotten to the point where when I read the Brewers blog at JSONLINE and could see any pitcher being called up and be excited;

    'Chris Capuano called up from AAA Nashville'

    'Kameron Loe called up from AAA Nashvillle'

    '________ called up from AAA Nashville.'

    Six of one, half dozen of the other at this point.

    So now that we've arrived at June 1 a healthy nine games under it's safe to say I'll take change for the sake of change. And while Loe and Cappy might not be doling out stunners to Suppan and all the other ragtags in the bullpen, maybe they can give us some quality starts? Or maybe the Crew should just cut out the middle man and sign Stone Cold? Bonus word: start.

    PS: The first paragraph of this blog is what we like to call 'girl repellent.'  A combination of wrestling and baseball with some football references sprinkled in.

    PPS: With Loe being called up the Brewers have yet to make a move to clear a roster spot for him. I almost don't want to type it out loud but wouldn't the logical choice be for Suppan to be cut by the end of business today? I don't know, I blogged about this before the season and got all amped up only to be let down while watching Soup give up home runs like it was his profession. Well I won't get tricked again...

    .......

    I'll get tricked again.

  • Learn Sword Play in 47 seconds (giggle)

    Posted by Jon Henseler

    I watched this video on Tuesday and just could not get enough of it. So I figured I'd help this guy out and post it on my blog because he only has like 2,000 views and this has to be the funniest thing I've seen on youtube in weeks. Not to mention half of his 1,000 views are from me, and I'm guessing the other half are from his parents who undoubtedly own the house this was shot at. So I hope he's prepared to have like 2,017 hits now that it's out there on Strange Brew. You're welcome sword guy.

    And I'm not just doing this to help out my fellow man, I'm doing this because this guy clearly knows more about weapons than anyone on the planet. And if I've said it once I've said it a thousand times, don't do anything to anger a man who is deft with sword play and can run a 40 yard dash in 3.2 seconds flat. So when the zombie apocalypse hits and it all comes crashing down, I want this guy on my side no questions asked. Because if that cardboard cut out could talk, he'd tell you that even if he had a gun he stood no chance of saving his cardboard face. I just hope would be criminals in this neighborhood will watch this video because there is a 300% chance this guy IS the neighborhood watch system. ADT doesn't have a thing on him. Did you see how fast he went from 'just hanging out' to 'maniacal knife attack'? Like .3 seconds? Bonus word: sword.

    PS: This is video describes better than any words how I feel after the Brewers lose. Note to self: paint Jeff Suppan jersey on cardboard cut out, violently attack with a (butter) knife, feel immediately better. Sports therapy 101.

  • Goodbye Social Life

    Posted by Jon Henseler

     

    And 'social life' is a term I use loosely in reference to myself. But either way I'm going to have to go to as many concerts, dinners, and movies between now and August 10th because at midnight on that day my interactions with anything not including my Playstation and HDTV will be limited to bathroom and beer breaks. The reason for this? EA Sports has brought in Gus Johnson to be the new play by play voice for the Madden video game franchise. Brillant! The man that brought you such classics as "Rise and Fire!" and "The Caaaatttchhh!" will be the new play by play voice of my Madden Packer's dynasties. Honestly whoever it was at EA that came up with this needs to have their salary doubled, then tripled, then doubled again. As a matter of fact how has this not been thought of before? Tom Hammond is about as entertaining as the waiting room at a dentist's office (unless they have back issues fo Sports Illustrated). And Pat Summerall before him is as vanilla as it gets. That plus I'm not even sure virtual Pat Summerall knew what was going on 75% of the time. So I guess the early Madden's were more realistic than I thought in that regard.

    Anyhow Gus is more known for his NCAA basketball exploits, but in case you haven't heard any of his NFL commentary here's a small slice of the genius that is Johnson:

    And the thing about Gus Johnson is that call was par for the course the whole game. Doesn't matter if it's an 80 yard tip catch to win the game or a 2 yard run into the defensive line, Gus Johnson is set at "11" at all times. And I hope that EA is smart enough to let him incorporate catch phrases and lingo from all sports he covers. A little football lingo, some basketball basketball language, and sprinkle some of his MMA knowledge and BLAMO, a commentary cocktail the likes of which the world has never seen. In all seriousness they need to put a disclaimer on the cover of the game warning people to be prepared. If only John Madden were still doing color commentary for this game, could you imagine Gus and Madden going back and forth? Would the world even exist if that happened? Bonus word: gus.

    PS: I posted this during March Madess, but here it is again anyway, the Gus Johnson soundboard: http://www.gusjohnsongetsbuckets.com/. In fact I think I'm going to start ending each blog with this link. No matter how lame/even lamer my blogs are, this link will rescue it 11 times out of 10. Buckets!