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NFL announcer made a call for the ages when a fan ran on the field

A fan ran on the filed during the second half of an NFL football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Los Angeles Rams in Santa Clara, Calif., on Monday.
A fan ran on the filed during the second half of an NFL football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Los Angeles Rams in Santa Clara, Calif., on Monday. The Associated Press

Think about some of the great calls by announcers in sports history and what comes to mind?

“Do you believe in miracles? Yes!” or maybe “The Giants win the pennant! The Giants win the pennant!”

Well, add this one:

“He runs to the 50, he runs to the 40. The guy is drunk, but there he goes.”

That’s part of the call from Kevin Harlan, who was working the Rams-49ers game on Monday night. San Francisco won 28-0 in an otherwise forgettable evening. But Harlan, a KU grad who lives in Mission Hills, will long be remembered for this gem of a call when a fan ran on the field.

Fox Sports writer Dieter Kurtenbach shared this on Twitter:

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