Bob Newhart has Fun With Resemblance to Football Referee

The comedy legend was not officiating championship football game ... or was he?

ByABC News
January 12, 2015, 11:39 PM

— -- No, comedy legend Bob Newhart was not a referee in Monday’s college football national championship game.

… Or was he?

Referee Greg Burks drew attention on social media during Monday’s Ohio State-Oregon game for his resemblance to the “Elf” star. Burks and his crew normally work Big 12 games.

Newhart found humor in the situation.

“Hey, I don’t have a series any more – I had to do something,” he wrote.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.