Verne Lundquist isn’t on Twitter, but he gets your mean messages anyway.
As the longtime CBS play-by-play announcer for SEC on CBS football telecasts makes his final run this season for the network, the network is preparing for Brad Nessler to take over in the lead announcer chair.
In an interview with CBS Sports Radio’s Damon Amendolara, Lundquist was asked what advice he had for Nessler, when he suggested Nessler avoid social media and all of its criticisms.
“I think the social media aspect of this cannot be overlooked,” Lundquist told Amendolara. “This instant communication is something that I’m still trying to get used to because of my age and my lack of awareness. We’ve had fun with this, the fact that I do not have a Twitter account and I never will, but my brother sends me this stuff – both good and bad – because he’s really into it.”
For the record, Nessler already seems to have taken the advice, as he doesn’t have a Twitter account himself.
Lundquist continued on to state why he doesn’t read tweets or comments.
“I don’t read that stuff. I’m an avid reader of websites. I’m looking at my laptop right now. But when it gets to the commenter section, I just click to something else. We all say we don’t read that stuff and if you do read it, you get harpooned. I don’t care how tough you are. It’s sometimes tough to take.”