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Jim Phillips

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Posted: Oct 3, 2018, 6:17 PM
 

I remember listening to him out chopping wood or feeding animals, he really brought the game to me. I use to turn off the sound on the TV later on in life to hear him call it. He was Clemson. He was the Voice of Clemson. My dad hated football. And if I ever snuck in to watch a game he’d find me and get me outside. I miss jim. He told me about my passion. Since Charlie Pell was coach. He was the voice that always told me how my Tigers were doing.
For Jim Phillips GO TIGERS!!!!!!
https://youtu.be/qcSi_x7-7Mw

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That's quite clever!

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Posted: Oct 3, 2018, 6:20 PM
 

Thanks! I needed that! Miss Jim!

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Re: That's quite clever!

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Posted: Oct 3, 2018, 6:23 PM
 

Brother I do too.
GO TIGERS!!!!!!

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Posted: Oct 3, 2018, 6:27 PM
 

Just wish he could have called the second one. That would have been awesome. He would love Dabo.
GO TIGERS!!!!!!

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It's a shame but if I remember he didn't call 1st either

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Posted: Oct 3, 2018, 6:46 PM
 

I thought I saw somewhere that back then networks owned all rights including radio broadcast and he wasn't able to call it

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He didn't. Mutual Radio had exclusive rights

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Posted: Oct 4, 2018, 10:41 AM
 

to the Orange Bowl then. Most nervous he ever was during a game, as he did not have his normal emotional outlet, calling the game

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Posted: Oct 3, 2018, 6:30 PM
 

Montage of the YEAR...so far

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Posted: Oct 3, 2018, 6:43 PM
 

That video brought me to tears, I remember I was at work when I found out he died, it was like a parent died, I was devastated. It was so sudden.
He was just gone.
GO TIGERS!!!!!!

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Posted: Oct 3, 2018, 6:43 PM
 

That video brought me to tears, I remember I was at work when I found out he died, it was like a parent died, I was devastated. It was so sudden.
He was just gone.
GO TIGERS!!!!!!

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I know he didn't have a 4-year college degree, but I........

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Posted: Oct 3, 2018, 6:30 PM
 

still feel an exception should be made for him to be in the ROH. He was THE Voice of the Tigers for over 25 years - every sport, every game, every location, etc.

We'll never have another Voice of the Tigers like him. He WAS Clemson sports on the radio.

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Posted: Oct 3, 2018, 6:35 PM
 

He really loved Clemson. I remember him getting mad at Tommy West like he was his father. He had a great relationship with Howard also. I use to love hearing Frank talk. He was a living legend.
GO TIGERS!!!

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Posted: Oct 3, 2018, 6:35 PM
 

He really loved Clemson. I remember him getting mad at Tommy West like he was his father. He had a great relationship with Howard also. I use to love hearing Frank talk. He was a living legend.
GO TIGERS!!!

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Posted: Oct 3, 2018, 6:44 PM
 

The fact that he is not already in the R.O.H. is a disgrace. If a piece of paper is truly the reason he has not yet been enshrined, for the love of humanity, award him a posthumous honorary degree and put the man where he belongs. He is a significant figure in Clemson football lore.

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Posted: Oct 3, 2018, 6:37 PM
 

Thank you for sharing that!!

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Posted: Oct 3, 2018, 6:38 PM
 

Most on here don’t know him like we did.
GO TIGERS!!!!!!

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Posted: Oct 3, 2018, 6:49 PM
 

I saw a video, are you a bandwagon Clemson fan? Being honest I couldn’t answer 2 questions. One was about Treadwell the other Raymond, but both were that’s right moments. I just feel like if you haven’t heard of Jim Phillips or heard frank Howard talk? Your missing the best part of Clemson football.
GO TIGERS!!!!!!

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Posted: Oct 3, 2018, 6:46 PM
 

Thanks for that!

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Posted: Oct 3, 2018, 6:48 PM
 

Chill bumps moment. Thanks for that!

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Posted: Oct 3, 2018, 6:52 PM
 

I agreed.
GO TIGERS!!!!!!

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Posted: Oct 3, 2018, 6:50 PM
 

I remember when he came here from Ohio. Guy before him was Bill Goodrich who often would say “woo-hoo mercy!” Met Jim at a party one time. Was a fun man with great stories. Loved his game calls. Don tries hard and has improved but Jim will be hard to surpass.

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Posted: Oct 3, 2018, 6:54 PM
 

I was in the Marines with a guy from his home town in Ohio, he had the same nature as Jim, we became friends right away.
GO TIGERS!!!!!!

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Posted: Oct 3, 2018, 6:54 PM
 

I don’t dislike Don the way some on this bored do, but he’s no J.P. And never will be.

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Posted: Oct 3, 2018, 6:57 PM
 

I agree, I don’t dislike him, but it’s hard to follow a legend. GO TIGERS!!!!!!

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Posted: Oct 3, 2018, 6:54 PM
 

Did exactly the same. Felt like he was family

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Posted: Oct 3, 2018, 6:58 PM
 

Yeah what can you say? He was Clemson.
GO TIGERS!!!!!!

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Thank you. Years ago, before most of our games

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Posted: Oct 3, 2018, 7:09 PM
 

were televised, we crowded around the radio hanging on Jim's every word to hear how our Tigers were playing. Great memories. We miss you, Jim. Thanks again for posting.

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Posted: Oct 3, 2018, 8:25 PM
 

Before the advent of cell phones and the proliferation of numerous televised college games, Jim was our tour guide for Tiger football. He holds a special place in my treasure trove of Clemson memories. He simply can't be replaced.

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Posted: Oct 3, 2018, 7:14 PM
 

I can't hear that voice and not smell a burning pile of leaves.

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Posted: Oct 3, 2018, 7:21 PM
 

awesome post! Jim Phillips was one special broadcaster. Loved that guy.

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Posted: Oct 3, 2018, 7:26 PM
 

I seriously miss that guy, he made it real.
GO TIGERS!!!!!!

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Jim Phillips is the reason I fell in ?? with Clemson

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Posted: Oct 3, 2018, 7:41 PM
 

Growing up, we couldn’t afford to go to the games, but listening to Jim made us feel like we were in the stadium. So thankful for that.

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Posted: Oct 3, 2018, 7:53 PM
 

How grateful would he be now ? And thankful for Dabo. He would love Dabo.
GO TIGERS!!!!!!

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Posted: Oct 3, 2018, 7:55 PM
 

I couldn’t either, or watch on TV, I had Jim.
GO TIGERS!!!!!!

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Thank you

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Posted: Oct 3, 2018, 7:49 PM
 

I remember listening to JP call games with my [late] father and [late] grandpop! That voice brings it all back!

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yeah i love jp calling the games on saturday afternoons

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Posted: Oct 3, 2018, 7:56 PM
 

todays group do not know ho good they have it.
every game on tv somewhere.
back then it was am radio or you went to the game unless it was a high profile game.like jawga
tickets in the ford ere were hard to come by even for Wofford and furman.
one of my favorite memories of jim was the Clemson nc state game when Rodney Williams lit it up in the second half if I remember we came up short but what a call by jim.

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Posted: Oct 3, 2018, 8:19 PM
 

I agree game just weren’t on every Saturday. But it was a better time. But I do love what Dabo is doing.
GO TIGERS!!!!!!

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Thanks for sharing! I think all the time how much I loved listening to him and

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Posted: Oct 3, 2018, 10:00 PM
 

how we deserve so much better than what we have right now.

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Re: Thanks for sharing! I think all the time how much I loved listening to him and

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Posted: Oct 4, 2018, 12:47 AM
 

I also have great memories of him calling the games while doing other things inside or outside. I think they call that multitasking now. lol

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Posted: Oct 4, 2018, 12:53 AM
 

Best to every call Clemson Football!

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Posted: Oct 4, 2018, 1:20 AM
 

God Bless Jim from a 1983 Tiger! We miss you Jim !

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Posted: Oct 4, 2018, 1:27 AM
 

Sadly, he died of a dissecting aneurysm of the aorta. I was on call at GMH when he was admitted.

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Posted: Oct 4, 2018, 7:50 AM
 

I remember that he just died. It was difficult.
GO TIGERS!!!!!!

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Heart was perfectly healthy but they had

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Posted: Oct 4, 2018, 10:48 AM
 

no way to repair the aorta. He knew he had the aneurysm, never told us. Where it was there was a 1 in 4 chance he'd survive a surgery to attempt to repair it ahead of time, so he just rode it out and enjoyed life up to the end

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Posted: Oct 4, 2018, 10:52 AM
 

That’s him, he definitely seemed to live life to its fullest.
GO TIGERS!!!!!!

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Awesome!! Used to listen to him as well! +1 for posting***

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Posted: Oct 4, 2018, 10:09 AM
 

Thanks for that, Jim had such an iconic voice and radio presence! My dad has always been a huge deer hunter, and he loved to hunt in the mountains around Long Creek and Mountain Rest. I vividly remember riding down the road in my dad's work van and listening to Jim while we sipped on ice cold apple cider. Jim could always put you right there beside him at Wake Forest, Virginia, NC State, and of course DV. Greatly missed in all our hearts!

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Posted: Oct 4, 2018, 10:33 AM
 

I agree he meant a lot to me as well, he’s sorely missed.
GO TIGERS!!!!!

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Posted: Oct 4, 2018, 11:09 AM
 

I recall how profoundly shocked I was from the news of his passing. "Dandy" Don doesn't hold a candle to Jim Phillips and unfortunately the younger fans won't ever the chance to appreciate the legacy of the Voice of the Tigers!

Miss him every season that passes, especially because he made games come alive in his own unique style.

Go Tigers!

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