“I do their preseason games on television, so I think it will really hit me on Sunday when I’m in that booth …”
But once the Super Bowl starts, Harlan, 50, will cut the family ties, for at least three hours. He’s had to forget previous associations during other broadcasts such as when CBS assigns him to his alma mater for Kansas basketball games (including last spring’s NCAA tournament loss to Northern Iowa) or to Chiefs games, for whom he patented his “Oh baby, what a play!” call during 1985-93.
When the Chiefs became the Kansas City Chiefs in the 1960s and Lamar Hunt hooked up with Tony Dipardo, it was like a marriage made in heaven. DiPardo, with his band, became the musical face of the Chiefs with his up-tempo music keeping fans always interested in the game.
4. Donald Washington(notes): A member of the Ohio State Buckeyes, Washington posted a 45 inch jump at the 2009 combine. The defensive back was selected in the fourth round by the Kansas City Chiefs. Over two seasons he has played in 20 of 32 games and started in two.
Patrick Allen is VP of Content for the FanSided Network. He also serves the managing editor of the network's very first site, Arrowhead Addict. Originally from Ohio, Patrick is a Chiefs fan first and a Browns fan second (I know!). He also pulls for the Buckeyes, Indians and Cavs. Guinness is thinking of naming him the most miserable sports fan of all time. @rpatrickallen