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Keith Jackson dead at 89

Old 01-13-18, 10:03 AM
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Old 01-13-18, 10:22 AM
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I was just recently listening to a Rose Bowl he called. He was uniquely masterful at his craft.
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Old 01-13-18, 10:43 AM
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Whoa, Nellie!

Man, Keith Jackson was a GREAT college football play by play announcer. One of the best of all time. A strong argument could be made that he was THE best of all time. His voice and announcing style were synonymous with college football for decades. He's been greatly missed since he retired.

As someone who has done small time play by play (high school football and basketball, on internet radio) for the last 17 years I can honestly say I'm nowhere near his league. I loved his play by play before I started doing it myself, and came to respect him even more once I started doing it. I am a big fan of Keith Jackson and I'm sad that he's gone.
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Old 01-13-18, 10:47 AM
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Loved Keith. A legendary announcer. Made Fall Saturdays so much better.

Few PxP announcers, from a national standpoint, are so specifically tied to one sport as he was.

Beyond CFB, one of my earliest memories of him was calling Eric Heiden's 5 golds at Lake Placid. Not to mention his Alpine Skiing duties with Bob Beattie at several Olympics.
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Old 01-13-18, 12:11 PM
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Another legend gone.
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Old 01-13-18, 12:26 PM
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He will always be the voice of College Football to me. RIP.

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