Sun. May 28th, 2023

March Madness announcer Kevin Harlan admits he is ’embarrassed’ by viral contact right after CBS Sports tweeted out clip of his frantic reaction: ‘I’m not comfy with it’

Kevin Harlan has revealed that he does not like getting place in the spotlight, following courtside footage of his epic March Madness play-by-play contact going viral on social media. 

CBS Sports tweeted a video of the 62-year-old going off for the frantic finale of the initially-round NCAA tournament game amongst Furman and Virginia when the Paladins banked in a 3-pointer in the final seconds to shock the No. three seeded Cavaliers, 68-67. 

As of Thursday, the clip has eight.1million views. Speak about social engagement…

Harlan created an look on the ‘Sports Media with Richard Deitsch’ podcast and appreciated CBS’ efforts to showcase his on-air talents although he admitted that it was ‘very uncomfortable’ possessing the camera’s lens concentrate on him.

‘Kinda embarrassed by it,’ he mentioned of getting the center of interest in the video. ‘I’m not comfy with it. I recognize why CBS would want to use that, and I guess I trust my bosses extra than I trust myself in this circumstance.

Kevin Harlan, 64, mentioned he felt uncomfortable figuring out that a video of himself going off in the course of the final second of the Furman-Virginia game went viral


Kevin Harlan almost FELL OUT OF HIS CHAIR. Dan Bonner and @realStanVG had been STUNNED.

The crew’s reaction to Furman’s dramatic win more than Virginia was outstanding.

— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 20, 2023 As of Thursday, CBS' clip of its most popular play-by-play announcer has 8.1million views

As of Thursday, CBS’ clip of its most well-known play-by-play announcer has eight.1million views

‘At the similar time, if they asked me my preference, I would have mentioned, ”Please never place that up there.” And I nonetheless really feel the similar way.’

Regrettably for Harlan, it really is develop into somewhat of a widespread theme to show play-by-play broadcasters going bonkers in the booth right after they contact critical plays, although the NBA, NFL, NCAA football and basketball commentator claims that he did not know the cameras had been recording him. 

‘It is 110 % organic,’ Harlan mentioned. ‘The final issue you happen to be pondering about is that a camera’s on you… I assume I join a chorus of other announcers who do not like the camera.

‘When it was initially brought to our attention… in the NFL, I begged our producer, ”Please, please, please in no way show this.”

‘And mainly because they in no way utilized any footage, I forgot about it. And I do assume it is type of peeking in behind the curtain, and I just assume there are some points you just never want to see.’

The 2022-23 season will be Harlan's 38th year broadcasting the NBA. Seen with Reggie Miller (left) on March 9 in Memphis, Tennessee

The 2022-23 season will be Harlan’s 38th year broadcasting the NBA. Noticed with Reggie Miller (left) on March 9 in Memphis, Tennessee

Harlan mentioned he ‘voiced his concern’ to his bosses and would choose to stay away from a equivalent circumstance in the future. 

‘You never want to see how hot dogs are created,’ he mentioned. ‘It’s like if we place a camera on you if you happen to be writing one particular of your stories for The Athletic.

‘This is type of a individual space, and I have voiced my concern to each CBS and Turner.

‘It’s one particular purpose why [radio network] Westwood [One] does not have something in our booth. It did not even cross my thoughts.’

Harlan lately wrapped up his 39th consecutive season performing NFL play-by-play, and 2022-23 will be his 38th year broadcasting the NBA. 

By Editor

Leave a Reply