Things can get dicey whenever religion enters the world of sports. Just ask Kevin Harlan.
The CBS play-by-play announcer turned heads Sunday with a controversial call at the final buzzer of Syracuse’s Elite Eight win over Virginia. Harlan declared the Orange, who overcame a 13-point second-half deficit, were “back from the dead on Easter Sunday.”
Opinions since have been tossed all over the place. Some on social media thought the call was harmless — creative, even — while others wondered whether Harlan stepped over the line by essentially comparing Syracuse’s comeback to Jesus Christ rising from the dead.
What do you think? Witty or too much?
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