Sure we’ve taken our jabs at Marv Albert over time, but that’s all in fun. The reality is we love when Marv Albert calls games. It doesn’t get much better than his signature “yes!” calls on NBA games, and as SI’s Jimmy Traina frequently notes, Marv means big games.
Though many sports fans were saddened to learn that Gus Johnson was leaving CBS for FOX, the folks at the Eye may be making it up to us.
Bob Raissman at the NY Daily News reports that Marv could be hired by CBS to replace Gus. Raissman writes “Industry sources say Albert, TNT’s voice of the NBA, is talking to CBS about joining the network to work both NFL football and college basketball.”
Doing March Madness games for CBS is natural synergy for Marv because CBS and Turner (which owns TNT) are part of the same family of networks. As for calling football games, you’ve probably heard Marv doing Monday Night Football for Westwood One. He’s one of those guys like Al Michaels who has a golden voice that fits on any sport. I would love to hear Marv calling more games, so make it happen CBS.