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"Oh baby, what a play!" Chiefs-Texans announcers will be Kevin Harlan, Rich Gannon

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The CBS announcers for the Kansas City Chiefs regular season opener against the Houston Texans will have a very Kansas City feel to it.

Kevin Harlan and Rich Gannon, who both have Kansas City connections, will be on the call.

Harlan was the Chiefs play-by-play man in the 1980s and early 1990s. He has called Kansas City Kings games as well as Kansas and Missouri games. He is one of our favorites around these parts.

Gannon has his own ties to the Chiefs. He came in late in the 1997 season to relieve an injured Elvis Grbac and led the Chiefs to a 5-1 record, which helped them an a first round playoff bye. It was that Divisional round game against the Broncos where the infamous "Gannon vs. Grbac" debate came up. You know the story: many folks wanted the Chiefs to start Gannon in the playoffs while Marty Schottenheimer stuck to a player not losing his job due to injury. So Grbac started and the Chiefs lost. (We'll just ignore that part about Gannon going to Oakland and winning an MVP.)

Now we just have to wait for Harlan's signature, "Oh baby, what a play!"

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