The Morning Fix: Super Bowl Week Edition

“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.

“That wouldn’t be [Kansas City Chiefs coach] Hank Stram, would it?” Getty said.

A long career with the Chiefs followed, and Getty married the girl who took the phone message. They’re still in Missouri today, where Getty is the strength coach at Evangel University in Springfield.

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.

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