Filmed, interviewed, edited & shared by LaRon Batchelor.

Gus Johnson: “Rise & Fire”

“My small story is I have a son. He is 9yr olds. Che is the best thing to ever happen to me. We have a great relationship. I’m from the westside of Detroit..went to St. Cecilia, Detroit Jesuit high school, went to Howard into sport broadcasting business.. worked in Waco,Texas.. Huntsville, Alabama, Washington, DC, Greensboro, NC, ESPN2, ESPN28, MSG..I work for everybody..I thought I was going to be a lawyer. I humbled and stumbled into sportscasting. I found that it was my calling..the best thing.”  He currently calls play-by-play for Fox Sports, Showtime, the Big Ten Network and the San Jose Earthquakes of Major League Soccer.
In 2010, he trademarked his famous line “Rise And Fire” for use on athletic apparel and plans to launch a Web site some time before the NCAA men’s basketball tournament ends so that fans can buy can by hats, licensed by New Era, and T-shirts.
 He’s also one of the few with his own unofficial Internet soundboard.

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