Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo joined CBS Sports to become an announcer for this football season, and just like football players need preseason games to get ready for the regular season, so do new announcers.
So while Romo isn’t calling Thursday night’s Cowboys-Cardinals preseason game for TV, he is doing a practice run with legendary announcer Jim Nantz … from a deer stand.
Most of the time, there would be a better solution for a backup announcer than a deer stand, but this is the Hall of Fame Game at Fawcett Stadium in Canton, Ohio, which is very much not an NFL-grade stadium. With nowhere for this practice team to work, CBS had to come up with a makeshift solution.
There’s good news for Romo, though, as even if this goes poorly, he can rest easy knowing he’ll never have a worse vantage point, or worse announcing conditions, than this.