The San Francisco 49ers are making short work of the NFC West rival Los Angels Rams, but despite the four touchdowns at the time of writing, it’s been a miserably disappointing game overall.
Well that’s not entirely true, there was a bit where a fan ran on the field (and after a full lap had gone further than the Rams had been able to for the better part of four quarters of play). And it’s not that this fan was particularly different than any fan who runs onto the field, but the radio play-by-play call from Kevin Harlan was legendary.
Kevin Harlan is a national treasure: pic.twitter.com/CQFjPxkTMX
— Dieter Kurtenbach (@dkurtenbach) September 13, 2016
We’ve transcribed the call below:
Hey, somebody has run out on the field. Some goofball in a hat and a red shirt. Now he takes off his shirt! He’s running down the middle by the 50! He’s at the 30! He’s bare-chested, banging his chest! Now he runs the opposite way! He runs to the 50, he runs to the 40 — the guy in front, but there he goes! The 20, they’re chasing him — they’re not gonna get him! Waving his arms, bare-chested, somebody stop that man! Oh they got him! They’re coming from the left, oh they tackle him at the 40-yard line!
That was great. Shortly after that call, when Harlan remarked that the fan running onto the field was the most exciting thing to happen into the game. He was right.
But anyway — don’t run onto the field. It’s not that funny and you’re not the first person to do it, and now you have the added knowledge that there’s no way the play-by-play from your stunt will compare at all to this one.