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        Harlan’s Call-’em-as-you-see-’em Brats 2
Now in his eighth season as a play-by-play announcer for the regular season NBA games, and ninth season calling Playoff games for Turner Sports, Kevin Harlan has over 20 years of experience covering college and professional sports. But Harlan has another talent that fans aren’t award of: he can eat! “I’m amazed by Kevin Harlan’s eating habits,” says analyst John Thompson. “How can he can eat so much and remain so skinny? If you aren’t careful, Kevin will consume his food and yours too!” Members of the production crew concur and report that he regularly doubles up on entrees and salads, then comments later about being hungry.
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Although eating may be Harlan’s forte, the only thing he cooks is bratwurst. Every year, he and his family host a 4th of July party for their friends, and Kevin cooks up 60-70 of the delectable sausages. It’s a once a year treat that’s an all-American favorite.
The Play-By-Play
• Grill brats.
• In two large steel pots, heat beer and onions. • Poke holes in sausages and add to pots.
• Boil for approximately 2 hours.
• Serve hot with traditional side dishes.
Kevin Harlan is the son of Green Bay Packers President Bob Harlan.
60-70 bratwurst sausages, grilled 1 case of beer, to cover
8 large onions, sliced
Serves: 30-40
Prep Time: 30 minutes Cook Time: 2 hours
        Tim Kiely’s Pot Roast Production 
“My job is to tend the circus animals,” laughs Turner Sports’ senior producer Tim Kiely, “with Charles Barkley being the big elephant!” As producer for TNT’s Emmy®-winning Inside the NBA, Kiely pulls off his circus act every week during the regular season, and every night during the Playoffs. Feeding the “animals” is not exactly in his job description, but Kiely does have some rules about food. “I’m a maniac about fast food with the crew – and my kids,” he says. “Don’t bring in those gut-bomb sandwiches. I can drink a bottle of hot sauce, but I can’t stomach fast food!” Kiely cites the biggest challenge for the commentators and crew is trying to eat healthy while working late nights
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and long hours.
An amateur chef, Kiely likes to stir things up at home, making up
2 onions, chopped
6-8 large celery stalks, chopped 20 whole baby carrots
4 cloves garlic, chopped
4 tablespoons tomato paste
3 cups red wine
1 cup beef broth
2 bay leaves
recipes on the fly. “That’s kind of the way we do the show, actually!” he jokes. Kiely often brings his concoctions into the studio to share with the crew, but this pot roast recipe is one he created for his kids.
The Play-By-Play
Serves: 4-6
Prep Time: 30 minutes Cook Time: 4+ hours
• Preheat oven to 500°.
• Salt and pepper roast, then dredge in flour. Coat deep roasting pan with cooking
spray. Place roast in the pan and cook in oven for about 15 minutes.
• Turn roast and add onions, celery and carrots. Cook for another 15 minutes,
adding garlic toward the end of this step.
• Remove from oven. Add remaining ingredients plus salt and pepper.
• Cover pan tightly with foil and return to the oven for another 10 minutes.
• Reduce heat to 250° and cook slowly for 3 hours or more.
• When roast is tender, remove to cutting board. Strain and reserve gravy.
• Serve with rice, noodles or potatoes (especially if you’re Charles Barkley!)
2-3 pounds chuck roast salt and pepper flour for dredging non-stick spray
hot sauce to taste

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