Lions fans have been less than thrilled with the announcers that have called Detroit's games this season. FOX doesn't exactly have the greatest crews in the world for announcing games, which is why every week it seems like players are being misidentified or even worse, the Lions are being ignored in favor of a higher-profile team. Last week, for example, it was Redskins this and Redskins that despite the fact that the Lions won. Needless to say, the FOX crews are getting a bit tiring.
The good news is that Sunday's game against the Jets is on CBS, and the great news is that Detroit's own Gus Johnson will be the play-by-play announcer (Steve Tasker will be the color commentator). Johnson was actually the Lions' play-by-play announcer for preseason games a few years ago, and he is always traveling around the Midwest in the winter to call basketball games for the Big Ten Network. On Sunday, he will be at Ford Field to call the Lions-Jets game, which will be a very pleasant change compared to the announcers Detroit fans have been stuck with so far this season. Johnson always makes games exciting and is one of my favorites, and the fact that he is from Detroit and used to call Lions games makes this even better.
Sunday's game will kick off at 1 p.m. and as mentioned, be broadcast on CBS.