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ESPN’s Colin Cowherd pulls plug on live interview with Jim Harbaugh

ESPN’s Colin Cowherd spoke to Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh in an interview that wasn’t exactly confrontational, but didn’t go all that smoothly, either.

Colin used to be a Las Vegas baseball broadcaster when the 51s were known as the Stars; he also was sports anchor at Channel 3, when it was KVBC.

He called the station the “Big Three-ski.” We called him “The World’s Most Dangerous Sportscaster.”

One time, before the Kings played the Rangers in an outdoor hockey game at Caesars Palace, Cowherd put on skates and goalie equipment and tried to save a penalty shot by the Kings’ Larry Robinson, though he had never been on skates or put on goalie pads before.

This is why he was dangerous. It’s probably why he has done OK for himself since leaving Las Vegas, though I’m told a lot of people don’t care for his sports opinions.

But after watching this clip, I felt empathy for him.

Cowherd said he was a big Jim Harbaugh fan before tossing him a bunch of innocuous questions. Total softballs. But the new Michigan coach simply would not take the bat from his shoulder.

Las Vegas Review-Journal sports columnist Ron Kantowski can be reached at rkantowski@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0352. Follow him on Twitter: @ronkantowski

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