The San Francisco 49ers won their season opener against the Los Angeles Rams, winning with ease by a final score of 28-0. In spite of some of the ugly offensive moments, there were a lot of things to like about the game.
And yet, there is another highlight. Early in the fourth quarter, a fan got onto the field and ran around for a minute. Security eventually got him, but the minute and change he had to run around led to arguably the greatest play-by-play call we may ever hear.
Kevin Harlan does Monday Night Football play-by-play for Westwood One Radio, and he offered up an amazing call as the player ran around the field. You can listen to it below. Over at Deadspin, they synced up the sound to video 49ers fan Kyle Madson put together. I’m going to enjoy this 49ers win, but for tonight, I think we can all enjoy this fantastic play-call.
Below the audio is a transcription.
Kevin Harlan is a national treasure: pic.twitter.com/CQFjPxkTMX— Dieter Kurtenbach (@dkurtenbach) September 13, 2016
“Hey somebody has run out on the field. Some goofball in a hat and a red shirt. Now he takes off the shirt! He’s running down the middle by the 50, he’s at the 30! He’s bare-chested and banging his chest. Now, he runs the opposite way. He runs to the 50! He runs to the 40! The guy is drunk, but there he goes! The 20 — they’re chasing him, but they’re not going to get him. Waving his arms, bare-chested; somebody stop that man! Oh they got him, they’re coming from the left — oh and they tackle him at the 40-yard line!
That was the most exciting thing to happen tonight.”