Dick Vitale Takes To Twitter To Respond To Verne Lundquist’s Criticism

Earlier this week, legendary sports announcer Verne Lundquist ruffled a few feathers when he proclaimed that ESPN’s Dick Vitale was more of an “acquired taste” than some of the other big-time college basketball analysts on television. While fans have always seemed to have a love/hate relationship with Vitale, it was interesting to hear someone in the industry make such a statement.

Friday morning, Vitale took to Twitter to respond to Lundquist. As is always the case with Vitale, he kept it positive, taking the high road.

If there’s anyone who knows how to handle criticism, it’s Vitale. And at 74 years of age, he certainly isn’t going to change his style now – it’s what has made him so successful, whether Lundquist appreciates it or not.


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