Kevin Harlan Continued Doing Play-By-Play When A Fan Ran On The Field, And It Was Everything I Ever Hoped For
You know what they say about the greats, they never take a play off. So don't go confusing Kevin Harlan with any of those mid-tier announcers who would have undoubtedly compromised the integrity of the broadcast by hopping on their soapbox the second a half naked kid started taking off down the sideline. Nine out of ten old, white play-by-play guys may have used that time to make scathing remarks about the increase in buffoonery by young, drunk assholes at sporting events, but Kevin Harlan is unquestionably the tenth.
And thank the good Lord that he is, because I imagine that those listening on the radio were on the edge of their seats as they were blessed with an electric, step-by-step description of an attention hungry idiot interrupting a professional football game. I watched the game on television with the audio of The Boom's repetitive mistakes providing me just enough laughs to stay awake. Therefore, I can say - without question - that I didn't have anywhere near the moment that those traveling did when Kevin Harlan treated the friend that tries too hard to be liked as if he were part of the 53 man roster. He is absolutely not wrong in saying it was the most exciting thing that happened last night, and with the way he painted the picture....it's honestly not even close.
P.S. "Somebody stop that man!" could legitimately have what it takes to go down in the annals of announcing history...if it was being used to describe anyone other than a shit faced college kid making an ass out of himself.