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RIP Keith Jackson the voice of college football

Defenderdawg : 1/13/2018 10:34 am
Sam Farmer (@LATimesfarmer)
1/13/18, 10:20 AM
Really sad to hear that the iconic Keith Jackson died last night. He was the soundtrack to so many of our Saturdays.

Todd Harris (@TheToddHarris)
1/13/18, 10:05 AM
The voice of college football and so much more has left us. My mentor and dear friend, Keith Jackson passed last night surrounded by his family. Truly one of the greats in the broadcasting industry. I am grateful for my time with a true legend. Thank you for the lessons KJ.
Oh man  
larryinnewhaven : 1/13/2018 10:35 am : link
"We've got a dandy in Oklahoma". Icon
Definitely the Sound of Saturday.  
Bobby Humphrey's Earpad : 1/13/2018 10:35 am : link
One of the true greats in sports broadcasting. RIP.
That sucks.  
Jim in Forest Hills : 1/13/2018 10:36 am : link
My Saturdays were filled with his voice and unique tempo. RIP
Whoa, Nellie  
pganut : 1/13/2018 10:39 am : link
RIP, Keith. One of the first voices I can recall in the mid 70s when I started watching football. The voice that lent to the soundtrack of the athletics world for some great decades of games from multiple sports.
YouTube some of the best of Keith Jackson  
Defenderdawg : 1/13/2018 10:54 am : link
New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews)
1/13/18, 10:50 AM
JUST IN: Keith Jackson, the legendary voice of college football, has died at 89
Link - ( New Window )
In case you had forgotten  
Defenderdawg : 1/13/2018 10:55 am : link
Tim Layden (@SITimLayden)
1/13/18, 10:47 AM
The voice of college football. But so much more: First play-by-play man on MNF. Called Mark Spitz's seven gold medals in Munich and Eric Heiden's five golds in Lake Placid. Much more. A legend. Very sad day.
Defenderdawg : 1/13/2018 10:58 am : link
Tom Gulitti (@TomGulittiNHL)
1/13/18, 10:56 AM
Of course, Keith Jackson was the voice of college football, but he called some big baseball games too, including Bucky Dent's homer and the Mets-Astros epic in 1986.
His later years  
Edward in Duckland : 1/13/2018 11:00 am : link
He did pac 12 football and old as he was was still exceptional, right up to his retirement.
bluepepper : 1/13/2018 11:01 am : link
He had great voice. They don't make them like that anymore.
bw in dc : 1/13/2018 11:03 am : link

Great broadcaster - Mr. Keith Jackson.


GOAT college announcer.  
Boy Cord : 1/13/2018 11:06 am : link
RIP Keith and thanks for the memories.
The voice of college football  
dpinzow : 1/13/2018 11:07 am : link
RIP. Also was at Yankee Stadium for the Chambliss walkoff HR in the 1976 ALCS and Reggie's Mr. October World Series
A great one  
jeff57 : 1/13/2018 11:11 am : link
One of, if not the greatest play by play announcer of all time.  
RDJR : 1/13/2018 11:21 am : link
A voice for all sports, not just college football. A huge part of my youth as a crazy sports fan. RIP.
"We're gonna play football...  
nyjuggernaut2 : 1/13/2018 11:23 am : link

Best one in my book ! R.I.P.
Keith Jackson  
SuperRonJohnson : 1/13/2018 11:24 am : link
was the greatest. My favorite college announcer.
RE: GOAT college announcer.  
njm : 1/13/2018 11:33 am : link
In comment 13785716 Boy Cord said:
RIP Keith and thanks for the memories.

And when he was paired with Bud Wilkenson, former Oklahoma coach, who did color commentary with him between 1969-77, it was the best team ever to cover college football.
Another great broadcasting voice .... silenced.  
short lease : 1/13/2018 11:42 am : link
Synonymous voice with/for/of college football.

RIP Mr. Jackson.
old man : 1/13/2018 12:17 pm : link
I also loved his auto race calling:
"We are here in Daytona(short pause) for the annual...".
Another one from the era of exceptional sportscasters.
RIP Keith  
ChicagoMarty : 1/13/2018 12:36 pm : link
You were a big part of my Saturday afternoons growing up.
A true master at his craft  
OlyWABigBlue : 1/13/2018 1:27 pm : link
From CFB to the Olympics. Like John Facenda with the NFL, Jackson is an immutable part of the sports soundtrack of my youth.
This is a great loss for broadcasting  
Jints in Carolina : 1/13/2018 1:36 pm : link
A true legend.
Not a lot of people remember that he called USFL games  
Jints in Carolina : 1/13/2018 1:37 pm : link
for ABC with Lynn Swann.
I've got  
Photoguy : 1/13/2018 1:57 pm : link
a reel-to-reel tape of the audio off the tv broadcast of the 1976 ALCS Game 5 (Keith, Cosell, and Reggie). I transferred it to cassette and used to listen to it from time to time. His call of Chambliss' game winning HR gave me chills.
I'll echo  
OC2.0 : 1/13/2018 2:28 pm : link
The rest of the sentiments. Who didn't tune into the NCAA games just because he was doing them? "Fffuummble". A true legend. RIP Keith. A sad day for football fans everywhere.
AcidTest : 1/13/2018 2:31 pm : link
absolute legend. Saturday afternoons were always better with his voice and analysis. A classic. He also broadcast many other sports, including baseball. A great broadcaster. Prayers to him and his family and friends. RIP. God bless.
A fabulous  
XBRONX : 1/13/2018 2:34 pm : link
announcer. RIP
Whoa Nellie!  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 1/13/2018 3:25 pm : link
One of the best. You knew you were watching a good one when Keith was there. He'll be missed.
Definitely the greatest college  
section125 : 1/13/2018 6:01 pm : link
football announcer of all time. One of the greatest sports announcer in any sport of all time.
sadden by this news  
micky : 1/13/2018 6:11 pm : link
growing up college football voice/announcer

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