"It was a busy day for us here, obviously, and Mr. Johnson was disturbing the other patrons," said restaurant manager Jeff Fullman. "We asked him politely several times to calm down and he would promise to be quiet, but then a few moments later someone would make a free throw and he'd start screaming again. We finally had to call the police."
The excitable play-by-play announcer was a staple of CBS' March Madness coverage in recent years, but after his contract ran out he moved on to work with FOX Sports and the Big Ten Network.
"I'll admit that I really miss the NCAA Tournament," says Johnson. "But CBS didn't offer me what I thought I was worth and then I saw the deal from FOX and it was instantly AAAAAAAHHHHAAAHHHHHHHAAAAHHHHHHHAAAAHHHHAAAAHHHHHHH! So there really wasn't much of a decision."
Johnson apologized for causing a problem at Buffalo Wild Wings, saying he only stopped in to have lunch and watch a game or two. But when the ball was tipped for the day's opener, he flipped his table over, tore open his shirt and attempted to set the restaurant on fire using a lighter and a bottle of vodka.
"I got excited," he said. "I. AM! SORRRRRRRRRY!"
This has to happen. And since Gary Bettman's in charge, it won't.
Opinion Gus Johnson Does Mad Libs
Gus Johnson is one of the hardest working broadcasters in sports.
But that doesn't mean he can't enjoy a little down time from the NCAA Tournament by doing some Mad Libs.
Second down and 10 at the 13.Orton in the gun, Buckhalter right next to him.Orton pumps again.To the sideline… Batted uppp…
AAAAAHHHHRGGGHHIIIYYYYYOOOWWWWW!!!!AHHHHHH!!!! STOKLEY!DOWWWWW THAH SYLAHHHHHHH!!!CAHHH DAY KETCHUP?! STOKLEY!WAHHHHHHHH!!!!TOUCHDAHHHHH!!!!!
I’m sorry.But that was amazing!Can someone get me some water?
(is handed a bottle of Deer Park)
AAAAAHHHHRGGGHHIIIYYYYYOOOWWWWW!!!!OMIGAHHHH!!!ISSAH DEER POWWWWW?!!!
BURBLOWWWWWWWWW!!!!!DID EW SEEEE TAHH?!!BURGEN FLURGEN ZIMA KURRROOOOOOOO!!!!!!
Whoa.Apologies.Sometimes, I get a little overexcited there.Let’s just go to the next kickoff, shall we?Prater lines up to kick… approaches the tee…
AWURGHHHHHHHHH!!!!!DID EW SEE HAW HIGH THA BAW WHEN?!!!AAAHHHHHDFKJGHER;G KLVEHKG;DSF;CGSDG;!!!!!!!!
(vomits out own digestive tract)
Again, got a little overheated.My doctor says I have high blood pressure.But my therapist says it’s good to let my feelings out, so there’s a real conflict there.Does anyone have a cracker?I used a lot of energy during that call.
(is handed a Wheat Thin)
HOLY MOLAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!WOW!EES THAHH DAHH MULTIGRAINOOWWWW???KIRBY ERBY DOOBIE BROTHERS VEREVREGHREGHMGREHGRHG!!!!!
(collapses upon self, becomes white dwarf star)