Verne Lundquist Made Fun of Referee Tom Ritter For Facing the Wrong Way While Announcing a Penalty

Kyle Koster

CBS broadcasting legend Verne Lundquist is a man who appreciates a good on-air chortle. He and Gary Danielson took great delight in referee Tom Ritter failing to face the correct direction while announcing a penalty in the first quarter of Arkansas-Texas A&M.

It’s been a rough few weeks for Ritter.

Officiating really is a thankless job. The only time anyone ever notices you is when you’re disappointing 50 percent of the audience. Then you get broadcasters and bloggers taking aim at your every mistake.

It’s almost enough to make a person feel sorry for them. Almost.

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