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TKG
01-13-2018, 10:30 AM
ESPN is reporting that legendary broadcaster, Keith Jacskon, has died at the age of 89.

The voice of college football (although he covered many sports), when I think of KJ I think college football.

http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/22076254/legendary-broadcaster-keith-jackson-dies-age-89

Tripping William
01-13-2018, 10:31 AM
Whoa, Nellie! Voice of college football for a long time. He was 89.

MChambers
01-13-2018, 10:33 AM
Whoa Nelly indeed! A very familiar voice from my youth.

moonpie23
01-13-2018, 10:39 AM
bummer..... :( 89 is a good run, tho........sail on, brother....

rsvman
01-13-2018, 10:42 AM
I used to always go into my poor Keith Jackson impression whenever a Michigan game was on the air.

"And... it's first. and. ten. for the University of Michigan."


You can probably hear it just by reading the words. A great broadcaster. Rest in peace.

MChambers
01-13-2018, 10:52 AM
I used to always go into my poor Keith Jackson impression whenever a Michigan game was on the air.

"And... it's first. and. ten. for the University of Michigan."


You can probably hear it just by reading the words. A great broadcaster. Rest in peace.

A lot of us had Keith Jackson impressions: "Big strapping boy!"

weezie
01-13-2018, 11:03 AM
Voice of my childhood. "He's a hoss!!" Wow, iconic figure. Rest in peace Mr. Jackson!

carteretdevil
01-13-2018, 02:04 PM
Agree with all. He was the voice of college football for a generation. Did not matter who was playing, if he was in the booth, it was a game worth watching.

duke2x
01-13-2018, 02:40 PM
Jackson was outstanding for the overwhelming majority of his career. I never wanted him to retire. He will be missed.

I believe Jackson's first ABC college broadcast in the 1960s was Clemson @ Duke.

CrazyNotCrazie
01-13-2018, 04:38 PM
He will be missed. I was just thinking of him recently when watching the Rose Bowl as that was one of his signature events.

KenTankerous
01-13-2018, 05:10 PM
Yes, he was the voice of college football but wasn't he also the "thrill of victory and agony of defeat" voice for Wide World of Sports?

chrishoke
01-13-2018, 05:20 PM
Yes, he was the voice of college football but wasn't he also the "thrill of victory and agony of defeat" voice for Wild World of Sports?

Wasn't that Jim McKay?

KenTankerous
01-13-2018, 05:21 PM
Wasn't that Jim McKay?

Probably...

OZZIE4DUKE
01-13-2018, 08:52 PM
Wasn't that Jim McKay?
Jim McKay, father of Sean McManus, Duke 77. Sean is, or was, president of CBS Sports. Or was it ABC? I forget. LGD GTHc! 9F!

Pghdukie
01-14-2018, 05:25 PM
Didn't Keith Jackson do Colorado Rocky baseball for a few years ?