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Sat Jan 13, 2018, 01:53 PM

Legendary sports broadcaster Keith Jackson dies at 89

Source: USA Today

Keith Jackson, one of the most distinctive voices in college football for half a century, died Friday night. He was 89.

ESPN, the sister Disney company to ABC where Jackson spent much of his career, said the family had confirmed Jackson’s death.

Jackson called the biggest events in college football for 40 years at ABC Sports. His last broadcast was the 2006 Rose Bowl, a bowl he coined “the granddaddy of them all." Vince Young scrambled into the end zone in the closing seconds of the game as Texas defeated USC to claim the BCS championship in what some call the best college football game ever.

“Can close my eyes and think of so many of his special calls,” ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit, who was part of the studio cast that final game, wrote on Twitter. “Thank you Keith for all the memories and the grace in which you provided them. RIP Keith

Read more: https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaaf/2018/01/13/keith-jackson-dies-89-legendary-sports-broadcaster/1031264001/



Whoa Nellie, this one hurts. RIP

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Reply Legendary sports broadcaster Keith Jackson dies at 89 (Original post)
rdmtimp Jan 2018 OP
mahatmakanejeeves Jan 2018 #1
ElementaryPenguin Jan 2018 #3
Weed Man Jan 2018 #4
gay texan Jan 2018 #12
oasis Jan 2018 #2
Dave Starsky Jan 2018 #9
meow2u3 Jan 2018 #5
argyl Jan 2018 #6
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mobeau69 Jan 2018 #10
withoutapaddle Jan 2018 #11
hibbing Jan 2018 #13

Response to rdmtimp (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 02:01 PM

1. Isn't he the guy who...?

Your comment confirms my question, "isn't he the guy who always worked in the phrase, 'whoa, Nellie'?"

And now I have to look up to punctuate that. Back in a sec....

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Beats me. I'll take a guess.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 02:08 PM

3. Indeed, he was.

Along with Dick Enberg, I think Jackson was one of the greatest sports broadcasters of all-time - and easily the greatest for college football. An amazing career - and a voice I will always miss.

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Response to ElementaryPenguin (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 02:13 PM

4. I know another legendary broadcaster personally

 

He recently retired last year, and he is enjoying his retirement.

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Response to Weed Man (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 14, 2018, 12:29 AM

12. who was the broadcaster that used to say "Jiminey Christmas!"

seems like he always said it during a touchdown. possibly with OU

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Response to rdmtimp (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 02:07 PM

2. Keith Jackson's energy kept me in each game he announced. He never

let up throughout every broadcast.

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Response to oasis (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 09:54 PM

9. I also loved all of his work on Wide World of Sports.

He made everything sound fun and exciting, no matter what they were doing.

They don't make sports announcers like these anymore.

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Response to rdmtimp (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 02:24 PM

5. WHOA, NELLIE!! RIP, Keith Jackson

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Response to rdmtimp (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 02:26 PM

6. I recall he did say during the 2006 Rose Bowl,I think Im getting too old for this.

It was a wild ride and it was the last game he called.
Watching college football with Keith announcing became a tradition. He was the very best at what he did. He was an institution.

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Response to rdmtimp (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 02:50 PM

7. A huge part of the reason college football is what it is today

A big part of my life growing up.

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Response to rdmtimp (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 03:07 PM

8. Rest in peace

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Sat Jan 13, 2018, 11:57 PM

11. Farewell Keith

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Response to rdmtimp (Original post)

Sun Jan 14, 2018, 01:10 AM

13. and he's ooonly a sophomore

One of my favorite signatures of his. A true professional.


Peace

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