View Full Version : OT: Bill Raftery leaving ESPN to join Gus Johnson on FFox Sports 1

06-27-2013, 10:38 AM
Big, big news (http://fansided.com/2013/06/27/bill-raftery-leaves-espn-to-join-fox-sports-1/):
When FOX Sports announced they were ready to re-brand their networks and bring us the 24/7 sports channel FOX Sports 1, many believed it was a cheap attempt to compete with ESPN that would never succeed. Well, we know that FOX Sports isnt messing around after their latest addition to their team.

FOX Sports 1 announced that legendary college basketball announcer will be leaving ESPN to join Gus Johnson on FOX Sports 1. How is that for a dream team?

This is a huge signing for FOX Sports 1 and it certainly sets the tone for more big hires to come.

We completely understand his interest in remaining associated with the core group of schools that hes been part of for 30+ years, and we wish him the absolute best in his next chapter and thank him for his incredible contributions to ESPN, an ESPN source told Big Lead Sports.

While calling games for FOX Sports 1, Raftery will still be able to call games for CBS Sports during the NCAA tournament.

Rafftery and Johnson's greatest moment Morrison's game winner vs. OK State, youtube. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=NM2jZqPufC4)

06-27-2013, 12:32 PM
As much as I despise faux (let me count the ways) they are brilliant businessmen.....the New Big East will be a HUGE success...to bad Gonzaga couldn't get s sniff....he...he...he..