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Ever since the NCAA Tournament this year, CBS play-by-play commentator Gus Johnson has become all but a legend. He reached number one on Twitter’s trending topics list, and now adds another impressive accolade to his resume.

He will be replacing Madden 09 and 10 play-by-play man Tom Hammond. Said Ronnie Morales, an audio designer with EA Sports, “Coming out of Madden 10 one of the biggest criticisms was the audio presentation. We felt the game lacked the energy it deserved. Football is a dramatic sport.”

Former Madden men Al Michaels and Pat Summerall had the iconic voices necessary to make the game feel like real life. Johnson will no doubt have the same impact, and eventually the same audio fame.

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