Found March 21, 2013 on
This awkward exchange between Greg Gumbel and Ernie Johnson is what CBS and Turner's NCAA Tournament partnership is all about. Two media behemoths coming together as one. The network guy goes in for the pleasant corporate handshake. The cable guy comes flying in with his "hip" fist bump. Ultimatel, it's the fist bump that prevails.
Gumbel should have gone for more of a power play, giving in to EJ's fist bump is just handing him "lead studio anchor" status for the tournament's early days. You can't give in that easy Greg!
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Ernie Johnson went for the fist-bump, Greg Gumble went for the handshake, and what we all get are some laughs at the expense of both.
Although they deserve a free pass with coverage of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament just getting underway on Thursday, the awkward exchange that occurred between studio hosts Greg Gumbel and Ernie Johnson when they attempted to engage in some kind of hand-to-hand greeting. Yeah, it did not go well.
Granted, the fist bump is not the high-five, or as Jerry Seinfeld once referred...
Nothing says March Madness like Ernie Johnson in a bow-tie. Keep trying too hard EJ.
Enjoy this awkward moment between Johnson and Greg Gumbel as they prepare to kickoff March Madness coverage on Thursday.
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Alright, so I may be jumping the gun a little bit but Allie LaForce is dominating the first couple of hours of March Madness. The former 2005 Miss Teen USA and c0-host of “Lead Off” on the CBS Sports Network is covering the Bucknell/Butler matchup on TruTV and is a breath of fresh air after having to endure Ernie Johnson’s bow tie.
We were able to track down a couple of pictures...