I’m not a Kevin Harlan fan. He routinely turns two minutes worth of calls into 30 seconds.
But then last night happened.
Last night was a Marconi award-winning performance. Harlan has moved into immortal status. Television directors don’t show idiots running onto the field, which is a big mistake in my estimation, but I get why. Like a child throwing a temper tantrum, you don’t want to give these guys the attention they want. But this was the exception of all exceptions.
Harlan on this call was like Picasso painting a rock. All-pros making the most out of what’s put in front of them. The best part? WE CAN’T EVEN SEE THE GUY RUNNING! I have no clue what this guy looks like or what the hell he’s doing and Harlan makes me feel like I’ve stormed the field with my best friend.
I think we should get the option to get Kevin Harlan on radio calls for all boring games. It’s like that button in the Buffalo Wild Wings commercials where you can force games into overtime. All we have to do is press a button during a blowout, Harlan’s vocals come over the television as some idiot storms the field and does something outrageous. I disliked Harlan before but this redeems all.
Bravo, my new friend, bravo.