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#pounditFriday, February 26, 2021

Announcer Kevin Harlan uses controversial ‘back from the dead’ line

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Announcer Kevin Harlan punctuated Syracuse’s comeback win over Virginia in the Elite Eight with a controversial line.

Syracuse, which trailed by 14 points at halftime and overcame a 13-point deficit with under nine minutes left, came back to beat the Cavaliers 68-62. Harlan, who announced the game for TBS, said that Virginia had come “back from the dead”:

With the game being played on Easter Sunday, many people did not like the religious reference by Harlan. Easter, of course, celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ, so the comparison was not appreciated by some.

We have a feeling Harlan will be apologizing quicker than this CBS announcer who angered some with a comment during a past NCAA Tournament.

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