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TNET: Legendary sportscaster passes away

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Posted: Jan 13, 2018 2:03 PM
 

 
Legendary sportscaster passes away

Legendary sports commentator Keith Jackson, best known for his folksy manner and unique sayings on college football during his 40 years with ABC Sports, passed Read Update »



CU Duke '66 was not his first college football


Posted: Jan 13, 2018 2:17 PM
 

broadcast. It was his first TV broadcast. He had done radio since the early 50s.

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Re: CU Duke '66 was not his first college football


Posted: Jan 13, 2018 2:39 PM
 

Was at that game - don't remember if it was that game or a road game at Duke the year before then or the year after when Duke fullback "Greasy" Calabrese fumbled 5 times and we won by 3 points - had some close games in those years.

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I remember a 3-2 game we won over Duke.***


Posted: Jan 13, 2018 6:33 PM
 



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"There appears to be a skirmish out on the field."


Posted: Jan 13, 2018 2:26 PM
 

nm


Re: TNET: Legendary sportscaster passes away

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Posted: Jan 13, 2018 2:47 PM
 

Remember the Whoa Nelly very well, he was a great sports caster. RIP Keith, Whoaaa Nelly, and God bless you in the Kingdom of Heaven and Angle sports!!! I surly hate hearing about his passing....

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Posted: Jan 15, 2018 4:51 PM
 

He was one of the greatest. Big loss to college sports.


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Posted: Jan 13, 2018 3:14 PM
 

I hated it when he retired. One of the best ever.

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Re: TNET: Legendary sportscaster passes away

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Posted: Jan 13, 2018 3:43 PM
 

I remember him being the first to do Monday Night Football in 1970. I think Cosell drove him away. I remember him doing NBA playoff games with Bill Russell in the early '70s. Great Knick/Celtic match ups. I remember him trying to call Chris Chambliss' pennant winning home run in '76, but Cosell would have none of it. And of course, all the college football games. Some career. Will be missed.


Curious observation on Cosell having none of it


Posted: Jan 13, 2018 5:48 PM
 

I don't get it. So was he the lead caller or not?


Re: Curious observation on Cosell having none of it


Posted: Jan 14, 2018 7:11 PM
 

No. Cosell was supposed to be the analyst, but he stepped all over Keith. It should have been an historic call for Jackson, but Cosell could not keep his mouth shut.


Re: TNET: Legendary sportscaster passes away


Posted: Jan 13, 2018 5:39 PM
 

:(


Loved him


Posted: Jan 13, 2018 5:51 PM
 

Iconic in the vein of a generation of callers we all remember: McKay, Enberg, Musberger (still going?).

I loved: Fum-BULL!! and also Hello Heisman! on Desmond's return.


That's terrible. My earliest CFB memories are Keith Jackson


Posted: Jan 13, 2018 6:37 PM
 

calling big bowl games. Iconic voice.

I think they had him as a guest in the booth for a game last year and he sounded dreadful though.

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he will be sorely missed


Posted: Jan 13, 2018 9:22 PM
 

In many ways he was Jim Phipps to college Football. And our next three years of national championships are for them both! GO TIGERS!

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Posted: Jan 14, 2018 1:43 AM
 

We lost one of the best. Keith Jackson is legendary. Today's TV sportscasters don't hold a candle to his voice and neutral bent. I've missed him. Can't say that about many.

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Re: Legendary VOICE of COLLEGE FOOTBALL


Posted: Jan 14, 2018 1:46 AM
 

In my opinion,
Keith Jackson was THE VOICE OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL..
RIP - You WILL be missed!

GO TIGERS!!!

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He called the 1978 Gator Bowl


Posted: Jan 14, 2018 9:42 AM
 

Keith Jackson and Ara Parseghian (I believe) called the 1978 Gator Bowl between Clemson and Ohio State. I believe that game is on YouTube if you want to hear Jackson’s unmistakable voice calling a Tiger victory. There is something very unique about game callers like Jackson that today’s announcers just don’t have. Maybe it’s because he and others like him got his start in radio and had to paint pictures for his audience and developed a tone of voice perfect for the delivery. Think of our beloved Jim Phillips and the warm way he welcomed fans to a Clemson broadcast and the way he called a game. Check out the 1980 Clemson-SC game on YouTube that features the radio broadcast over the TV broadcast and you’ll get a flavor for how it would be if he was on TV. I just don’t think today’s TV announcers have what guys like Jackson, Phillips, and even South Carolina’s Bob Fulton have. None of them have the distinctive voices and delivery that they had in the old days.


Re: He called the 1978 Gator Bowl


Posted: Jan 15, 2018 10:26 AM
 

He was a good announcer, but he wimped out at this game. He did not even mention Hayes hitting the Clemson player even though it was obvious to all watching on TV.


Re: He called the 1978 Gator Bowl


Posted: Jan 16, 2018 11:32 AM
 

They almost always wimp out when one of the big schools does something wrong.


Re: TNET: Legendary sportscaster passes away


Posted: Jan 14, 2018 12:14 PM
 

Grew as a kid listening to Keith Jackson on Saturday afternoons. There were only 3 networks back then. He was the best to listen to, he made the game exciting. Always was impressed that he showed no favorites. He was the best ever for watching sports on tv


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