Most Thrilling Commentator in Sports: Jack Edwards or Gus Johnson?

Sure, blame overtime thrillers for the mass excitement surrounding this year’s Stanley Cup Finals. But we know who’s really behind the rupture-triggering infusion of energy…exuberant commentator Jack Edwards (below)… (Image via awfulannouncing.blogspot.com)

To call him legendary would be an understatement, though to call him revolutionary might be premature. Dare we forget NCAA backbone Gus Johnson, a man revered for his fearless vocals.

As Edwards continues to shatter record books and eardrums during Boston’s postseason run, let’s take a step back and compare two pioneers. Gus vs. Jack…a match for the ages. (Image via blog.zap2it.com)

A Edwards eruption during the Bruins’ Game 7 overtime victory over the Leafs in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal…

Johnson being himself during the 2013 Wigan-Manchester City FA Cup Final…

Edwards despises fakers, mocks Jason Spezza because it’s necessary…

Johnson testing his vocals at unhealthy levels…

On second thought, you do not mess with Jack Edwards…

Although Johnson does put the madness in March…

Euphoric isn’t it? Peter Griffin feels the feel…

Advertisements