On Saturday, Fox Sports’s Gus Johnson dished out a new a nickname for No. 3 Ohio State’s star wideout, Marvin Harrison Jr., during the club’s Big Ten showdown with No. 7 Penn State, and fans were captivated by it.
Harrison, widely regarded as the best wide receiver in the nation, made a slick 13-yard reception in the first quarter creating the opportunity for Johnson to compare the standout talent to the Italian luxury car.
“The Maserati, Maserati Marv,” exclaimed the veteran broadcaster.
— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) October 21, 2023
The son of Hall of Fame wideout Marvin Harrison, the surefire first-round draft pick in the next NFL draft has hauled in 119 receptions for 2,006 yards and 22 touchdowns in just three seasons at Ohio State.
Johnson, known for creating iconic nicknames for players in various sports, received mixed reviews from fans for his latest creation.
Why didn’t I think of Maserati Marv damn that’s good
— Buckeye Fett™ (@BuckeyeFett) October 21, 2023
Maserati Marv “ might be the best knickname in all of Sports https://t.co/yji3cE7xfb
— BetLabAnalytics (@BetLabAnalytics) October 21, 2023
Maserati Marv NEEDS to stick as the nickname for Marvin Harrison Jr., strictly just because it came out of nowhere
— The Solid Verbal College Football Podcast (@SolidVerbal) October 21, 2023
Maserati Marv….. Gus Johnson already cooking.
— Robert Littal BSO (@BSO) October 21, 2023
Maserati Marv is surprisingly a great nickname
— The Cleveland Pulse (@PulseCleveland) October 21, 2023
Maserati Marv‼️ ⭕️-H‼️
— Laker Savant (@LakerSavant22) October 21, 2023
Gus just gave Marvin the coldest nickname
— Khalid Hill (@Thatboylid80) October 21, 2023
Me after the 2,000th Maserati Marv comment by Gus in the 1st quarter pic.twitter.com/Q4BFVtNF5J
— Wings (@MichiganWings) October 21, 2023
Maserati Marv is nails on a chalkboard
— Evil James Franklin (@JamesFrankwin) October 21, 2023
The “Maserati Marv” nickname that Gus Johnson has assigned to Marvin Harrison Jr. is already grating on my ears.
— Black Shoe Diaries (@BSDtweet) October 21, 2023
Gus Johnson’s Ohio State bias is ruining this broadcast. If he says Maserati Marv one more time I’m going to lose it.
— Josh Taylor (@JoshTaylorFB) October 21, 2023
take a drink every time the broadcast says Maserati Marv
me at the start of the 4th: pic.twitter.com/BrZA94aIza
— no context college football (@nocontextcfb) October 21, 2023