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Topic: Old man would have been 86 today
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Old man would have been 86 today

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Posted: Apr 23, 2020, 9:40 AM
 
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The Greatest Radio Voice of All-time!!!!

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Posted: Apr 23, 2020, 9:47 AM
 

R.I.P. Mr. Phillips....

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Posted: Apr 23, 2020, 9:49 AM
 

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Glad you have fond memories of your dad. It's a loss you never get over. Happy Birthday!!

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Your Dad's voice is a tie that will bind my Dad & I together

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Posted: Apr 23, 2020, 9:53 AM
 

for all time.


So many lifetime memories.


Happy Birthday, JP ! ! !

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Brad Brownell: all-time losingest coach in Clemson men's basketball history, and only coach to beat North Carolina in Chapel Hill.


Except when he'd get ticked when he'd hang a

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Posted: Apr 23, 2020, 9:58 AM
 

curveball and his son would take him deep in the backyard. Then that voice would #@%!% ??

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That's good stuff right there.***

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Posted: Apr 23, 2020, 11:57 AM
 



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I still love hearing his calls on YouTube and elsewhere

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Posted: Apr 23, 2020, 10:11 AM
 

it's rare anyone has that type access to hear your long, dead, dad's voice. As a child having access to meet and associate with your sports heroes. But my memories will always be of him getting hone from the 6PM newscast on channel 4 in Greenville, and him skipping supper to pitch to all the neighborhood kids in the backyard; fishing under bridges on Lake Hartwell for crappie listening to west coast Indians games, listening to and seeing country music legends with him while he tried to sing along, watching him hit one of his few and far between good golf shots, being at a university party atop a hotel in Miami, Jan 1, 1982 and everyone smiling in disbelief at what just happened. Like with most with their dad's, different from what others may remember

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Re: I still love hearing his calls on YouTube and elsewhere

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Posted: Apr 23, 2020, 1:41 PM
 

Thanks for sharing that. You were truly blessed
To have him as a father. Truly, you were blessed.

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Yes indeed***

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Posted: Apr 23, 2020, 2:21 PM
 



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Posted: Apr 23, 2020, 10:26 AM
 

He was unmatched. I remember him as a sportscaster in
Greenville. He was the best at that also. Sadly to say,
we will never have a voice like that at Clemson again,
at least not in the near future. We miss you, Jim.

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Hey Jeff, met your DaD late one night at radio station in G’ville..

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Posted: Apr 23, 2020, 11:01 AM
 

when I was completing a commercial interior design & furnishings job which involved wall coverings for both levels.. a complete lobby overhaul with furniture, carpet & art as well as radio station’s manager’s office and conference room.

It was late evening, after your Dad Jim has finished his radio show (or maybe a TV gig next door at the TV station) and while I was hanging a collage of newly acquired sports related pics from Sports Illustrated I’d had customed framed.

he walked into the conference room unannounced and without mentioning a word about the new long conference table or chairs around it..

he walked over to the wall adorned with these sports pics, looked at them intently, asked where I’d found them..and then walked out without a word.

HaPpY Birthday JiM!

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He was probably in a hurry to get to the

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Posted: Apr 23, 2020, 11:40 AM
 

Zorba Lounge ??

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Posted: Apr 23, 2020, 10:45 AM
 

I lived far away from Clemson back in the 1980's. Your dad was indeed my "voice" of Clemson sports as I could pick up the games on a small radio station in Whiteville, NC. I moved to Anderson in 1992 and met your dad on the putting green at Cobb's Glen. He was a class act.

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Played many a round there with him***

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Posted: Apr 23, 2020, 11:41 AM
 



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Posted: Apr 23, 2020, 11:15 AM
 

only met your dad a couple times in person and talked to him on the call in show a couple. very nice man. I was always in awe of what he did and how well he did it. he was a class act

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He was a man of the people

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Posted: Apr 23, 2020, 11:42 AM
 

which is why so many remember him fondly in addition to the anoouncing

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Posted: Apr 23, 2020, 11:53 AM
 

I remember riding around with my dad on the mail route every Saturday. He paid me $2, a drink and a pack of four-corner nabs. We would listen to your dad on an AM station, out of Bennettsville (I think).
Specifically remember the 81 game vs. the Tar Heels.

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I was at that game, Mo FO - right in the middle of the Ram's

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Posted: Apr 23, 2020, 12:04 PM
 

Club - a snot nosed little kid wearing all orange as a guest of some high-browed classmate who's Dad owned a hot shot insurance company in Burlington.

I took a radio with me & listened to JP call the game. ANYBODY but Woody Durham . . . . but JP was HOME to me.


I won $20 off the classmate - I was the richest person in the world and MY TIGERS had just beaten my most disliked bunch of crybaby, arrogant associates I knew.

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I had to take SAT's that day or would have been there

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Posted: Apr 23, 2020, 12:22 PM
 

got out in time to hear Jeff Bryant recover that late fumble ??

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Posted: Apr 23, 2020, 12:01 PM
 

I can still remember him during basketball games occasionally mentioning that a particular ref was letting his inner redneck out. Loved that! :)

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I'm guessing Lennie Wirtz, Hank Nichols

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Posted: Apr 23, 2020, 12:24 PM
 

Or Dan Wooldridge ??

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Posted: Apr 23, 2020, 12:05 PM
 

Jim Phillips was the ultimate sports broadcaster. Many do not know of his talents. One game that stands out so much to me was his broadcast of the 1979 Football game against Notre Dame. We were attempting to mend a fence and listen to his saying on the radio - "It's all over Tigers win".

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My favorite football call of his all time is from that game

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Posted: Apr 23, 2020, 12:26 PM
 

Billy Lott's keeper for a TD. Absolutely perfect, staccato play-by-play call ??

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here is that call...

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Posted: Apr 23, 2020, 4:51 PM
 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsQSN6gnJW4

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That is play-by-play perfection


Posted: Apr 23, 2020, 7:38 PM
 

Great inflection, great excitement, right on the tempo of the play. He was 45 then. Had perfected the craft after 25 years of doing it. Those years between 40-60 are really peak for a broadcaster

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Posted: Apr 23, 2020, 12:10 PM
 

We miss him!

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Oh Jeff, not to get too personal but what did you think of your Dad’s toupee..

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Posted: Apr 23, 2020, 1:02 PM
 

since my Dad also went that route for awhile..but eventually went back all naturel.

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He despised it. Channel 4 made him wear it

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Posted: Apr 23, 2020, 1:31 PM
 

Once they canned him in the early 80's you never saw it again

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Loved listening to your Dad! I grew up listening to him on

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Posted: Apr 23, 2020, 7:59 PM
 

our radio and I just loved him bringing the game to life for my family! We might be cutting fire wood in the woods or just doing some chores around the house but we were always listening if our Tigers were playing! How blessed you are to have had him for a father! RIP JP!!

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