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.
"We've got a dandy in Oklahoma". Icon
One of the true greats in sports broadcasting. RIP.
My Saturdays were filled with his voice and unique tempo. RIP
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.
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
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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.
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.
He did pac 12 football and old as he was was still exceptional, right up to his retirement.
He had great voice. They don't make them like that anymore.
Great broadcaster - Mr. Keith Jackson.
RIP Keith and thanks for the memories.
RIP. Also was at Yankee Stadium for the Chambliss walkoff HR in the 1976 ALCS and Reggie's Mr. October World Series
A voice for all sports, not just college football. A huge part of my youth as a crazy sports fan. RIP.
Best one in my book ! R.I.P.
was the greatest. My favorite college announcer.
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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.
Synonymous voice with/for/of college football.
RIP Mr. Jackson.
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.
You were a big part of my Saturday afternoons growing up.
From CFB to the Olympics. Like John Facenda with the NFL, Jackson is an immutable part of the sports soundtrack of my youth.
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.
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.
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.
One of the best. You knew you were watching a good one when Keith was there. He'll be missed.
football announcer of all time. One of the greatest sports announcer in any sport of all time.
growing up college football voice/announcer