Arlo White, as you probably know by now, grew up a Leicester City fan. Actually, as he tells it, his very first team was Manchester United before he found himself rooting for his local club.
Although White has been calling Premier League matches for NBC since 2012, and this is Leicester City's second consecutive season in England's top flight, Saturday marked the first time he'd been in the booth at King Power Stadium. As fate would have it, the match was against Manchester United. Even better? The winner of the game would move to the top of the Premier League table.
Even, even better? Leicester City's own rags-to-riches story Jamie Vardy was riding a 10-game goal-scoring streak, one away from setting the Premier League record.
To put it simply, it was a special day for White.
Passed thru this station every weekend travelling to PL games for NBC. Today, I climbed off the train. #LCFC v #MUFC pic.twitter.com/HdXil2qcZx— Arlo White (@arlowhite) November 28, 2015
Naturally, Vardy set the record, giving Leicester City a 1-0 lead. Here's White's call of the moment:
The match would ultimately end in a tie, leaving Leicester City and Manchester United second and third in the table, respectively.
That didn't take much of the shine off for White:
A magnificent moment for Jamie Vardy, Leicester City & English Football. A privilege to be in the ground to witness the moment.. & the noise— Arlo White (@arlowhite) November 28, 2015