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2018-01-13 11:33:16 AM  
Nellie. Not Nelly. He wasn't telling a rapper to slow down.

/RIP
 
2018-01-13 11:38:38 AM  
Awwww.  College football never sounded the same when he retired.  Last time I heard him speak, I did not recognize his voice.  The PAC-12 will miss you, Keith Jackson.

/RIP
 
2018-01-13 11:47:02 AM  
Is... it bad that I thought he was already dead?
 
2018-01-13 11:55:03 AM  
A sad loss.  Truly was a great broadcaster.

Peace

/in before all the Keith Richards / Michael Jackson R.I.P.s
 
2018-01-13 12:07:42 PM  
His intro to the 100th Ohio State - Michigan game still sends shivers down my spine and I can still hear the end of the 2003 Fiesta Bowl between Ohio State and Miami

""And now the party begins for THE Ohio State Buckeyes! They are 14 and 0...and they are the National Champions of College Football."
 
2018-01-13 12:28:59 PM  
Wow.  He was to college ball what Myron Cope was to Pittsburgh.
 
2018-01-13 12:30:26 PM  
Well damn, another MAJOR voice from my younger days is silenced.  Still 89 is a pretty good run, especially considering what he did for so many of them.

RIP & thanks for bringing so many games/WWoS to life.
 
2018-01-13 12:46:22 PM  
Whoaaaaaaa Nellie. Sorry to hear this; my college buddies and I spent every weekend looking for his game, wherever it was - even if it was On The Banks of The Ol' Olentangy. He truly was the voice of college football for me.

RIP Keith.
 
2018-01-13 12:48:22 PM  
He was *the* voice of college football for so long. He'll be truly missed.

RIP, Keith.

/it's Mr. Jackson if you're nasty
 
2018-01-13 12:51:53 PM  
An iconic dude.  RIP Mr. Jackson:
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2018-01-13 12:52:05 PM  
Fox, steady...

/obscure? (yeah, I know...)
 
2018-01-13 12:52:35 PM  
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RIP Keith Jackson
 
2018-01-13 12:54:36 PM  
The greatest.  RIP sir.
 
2018-01-13 12:56:48 PM  
All other things aside, JoePa was right when he said "If Keith was there, you knew it was a big game."

As much as I loved watching Texas win the 2006 Rose Bowl, Keith on commentary made it even more special.

RIP Mr. Legend
 
2018-01-13 01:02:52 PM  
R.I.P. Mr. College Football.

Also, he was on Monday Night Football during the first season...and then he found out he was fired in a crappy way.

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2018-01-13 01:10:54 PM  
The Best of Keith Jackson
Youtube TosJRlDgKCA
It's a FUMBLLLLLLLLLLEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!
 
2018-01-13 01:15:46 PM  

farkingbubbler: [YouTube video: The Best of Keith Jackson]It's a FUMBLLLLLLLLLLEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!


Next time i should watch the damn video to see if that line is even uttered bofore posting...
 
2018-01-13 01:17:27 PM  
I wanted to post the Keith Jackson Blues but I couldn't find it.  Instead here's his Lite beer commercial

Keith Jackson Miller Lite commercial 1995
Youtube FkUucjaNg_M
 
2018-01-13 01:18:46 PM  
He always was and always will be my favorite. To me, Keith Jackson personified what is so great about college football and I can't imagine that anybody better will ever come along. Thanks for the memories.
 
2018-01-13 01:20:14 PM  
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RIP Nelly.
 
2018-01-13 01:35:27 PM  

nekom: Wow.  He was to college ball what Myron Cope was to Pittsburgh.


Well scratch my back with a hacksaw.
 
2018-01-13 01:47:58 PM  

FlashHarry: Is... it bad that I thought he was already dead?


He was my absolute favorite college football announcer ever, and yet if you would have asked me this morning if he was still with us...
 
2018-01-13 01:56:55 PM  
As unusual as it may seem there will be no snark from me on this. His calling of a game, no matter who was playing, made for an entertaining Saturday afternoon/evening of watching college football

/He was a great announcer who could make the play-by-play call of paint drying interesting
//R.I.P. Sir, and thank you
 
2018-01-13 01:59:26 PM  
Huh. When I heard the news this morning, I thought they were talking about Chris Berman's co-host on ESPN's football pre-half-postgame show.
 
2018-01-13 02:25:56 PM  
Football as it is may not last another decade. Younger kids don't want to play it, parents are rightfully worried about concussions, and we will likely look back and see it as a curiously twentieth century sport. It will continue just as boxing continues. The nfl and ncaa aren't helping but perhaps it's the way of things.

It's best that those of us with memories of Saturday afternoon with Keith Jackson calling a game consider those experiences as the unique events that they were. I miss those simpler days.
 
2018-01-13 02:48:50 PM  

upndn: nekom: Wow.  He was to college ball what Myron Cope was to Pittsburgh.

Well scratch my back with a hacksaw.


Feh

/rip Mr Jackson
 
2018-01-13 03:07:07 PM  
Growing up as a Michigan fan, the Michigan/Ohio State game wasn't The Game without Keith Jackson calling it.  He was the best.

Rest In Peace, Mr. Jackson.  And thank you.
 
2018-01-13 03:36:22 PM  
I loved to hear him call a game, and you could tell he loved doing it.  The man had a sense of humor too-

In the 1990s, Jackson recorded videos for the centennial of the Alabama Crimson Tide. In 2006, Jackson introduced the Nebraska Cornhuskers' "Tunnel Walk" video on the stadium "HuskerVision" screens. This video played before every home game at Memorial Stadium in the 2006 season. It was also used for one home game in 2007, against Texas A&M. On September 26, 2009, for the 300th consecutive sellout of Memorial Stadium, Jackson again provided a video tribute to the fans of Nebraska.
Jackson's connections to the University of Nebraska remain strong. It was Jackson himself that the university contacted when designing its new press box facility-Jackson's advice included a recommendation that it include a separate restroom inside the broadcast booth, as few if any broadcast booths had any suitable restroom facilities. When Jackson broadcast the Nebraska-California game the following season (the debut of the Cornhuskers' new pressbox), he found a restroom in the booth with a sign reading "The Keith Jackson Memorial Bippy." The sign was a joke from Jackson's longtime friend, Nebraska sports information director Don Bryant. The name stuck, and a permanent plaque was put up next to the restroom door that reads "The Keith Jackson Toilet Facility - Dedicated Sept 11, 1999".
 
2018-01-13 03:39:32 PM  
I actually looked him up on Wikipedia during bowl season to see if he was still around.  :(

One of the greatest voices and personalities in sports.
 
2018-01-13 03:47:32 PM  
I'd be interested to hear if Keith Jackson is mentioned during one of the NFL games today or tomorrow, if they do a little video or simply bring him up could somebody let me know please? I'm sure SportsCenter will do something on him which will mark the first time I'll have watched or recorded that in at least a decade.
 
2018-01-13 03:49:12 PM  
These boys play a physical brand of football...

RIP Mr. Jackson
 
2018-01-13 04:02:49 PM  

WoodyHayes: I'd be interested to hear if Keith Jackson is mentioned during one of the NFL games today or tomorrow, if they do a little video or simply bring him up could somebody let me know please? I'm sure SportsCenter will do something on him which will mark the first time I'll have watched or recorded that in at least a decade.


They announced it on ESPN in their NFL pregame show this morning, and were able to get a pretty nice highlight/interview package together before the show ended.
 
2018-01-13 04:14:00 PM  

jdjoker: WoodyHayes: I'd be interested to hear if Keith Jackson is mentioned during one of the NFL games today or tomorrow, if they do a little video or simply bring him up could somebody let me know please? I'm sure SportsCenter will do something on him which will mark the first time I'll have watched or recorded that in at least a decade.

They announced it on ESPN in their NFL pregame show this morning, and were able to get a pretty nice highlight/interview package together before the show ended.


Thanks, I'm sure I can find it online if I poke around.

Just doing a copypasta from this on Twitter, I was going to pop in a DVD of one of those games that I haven't watched in a few years but now I won't have to.

ESPN Classic (Today)
4pET- 1994 Colo vs Mich
6p - 1997 Ohio St vs Mich
8p - 2003 Ohio St vs Miami
11p-2a - 2006 Rose Bowl: Texas vs USC

ESPNU (Sunday)
6a - 2003 Ohio St vs Miami
9a-Noon - 2006 Rose Bowl: Texas vs USC
 
2018-01-13 04:19:48 PM  
It's a sad day for sports.

Keith was one of the last enjoyable things about college football. It wasn't the same watching games without his voice.
 
2018-01-13 05:25:39 PM  

WoodyHayes: jdjoker: WoodyHayes: I'd be interested to hear if Keith Jackson is mentioned during one of the NFL games today or tomorrow, if they do a little video or simply bring him up could somebody let me know please? I'm sure SportsCenter will do something on him which will mark the first time I'll have watched or recorded that in at least a decade.

They announced it on ESPN in their NFL pregame show this morning, and were able to get a pretty nice highlight/interview package together before the show ended.

Thanks, I'm sure I can find it online if I poke around.

Just doing a copypasta from this on Twitter, I was going to pop in a DVD of one of those games that I haven't watched in a few years but now I won't have to.

ESPN Classic (Today)
4pET- 1994 Colo vs Mich
6p - 1997 Ohio St vs Mich
8p - 2003 Ohio St vs Miami
11p-2a - 2006 Rose Bowl: Texas vs USC

ESPNU (Sunday)
6a - 2003 Ohio St vs Miami
9a-Noon - 2006 Rose Bowl: Texas vs USC


I don't have ESPN Classic but I do have the Ohio State-Miami fiesta bowl on DVD. I almost threw it in for me and my son to watch
 
2018-01-13 05:52:27 PM  

Aar1012: WoodyHayes: jdjoker: WoodyHayes: I'd be interested to hear if Keith Jackson is mentioned during one of the NFL games today or tomorrow, if they do a little video or simply bring him up could somebody let me know please? I'm sure SportsCenter will do something on him which will mark the first time I'll have watched or recorded that in at least a decade.

They announced it on ESPN in their NFL pregame show this morning, and were able to get a pretty nice highlight/interview package together before the show ended.

Thanks, I'm sure I can find it online if I poke around.

Just doing a copypasta from this on Twitter, I was going to pop in a DVD of one of those games that I haven't watched in a few years but now I won't have to.

ESPN Classic (Today)
4pET- 1994 Colo vs Mich
6p - 1997 Ohio St vs Mich
8p - 2003 Ohio St vs Miami
11p-2a - 2006 Rose Bowl: Texas vs USC

ESPNU (Sunday)
6a - 2003 Ohio St vs Miami
9a-Noon - 2006 Rose Bowl: Texas vs USC

I don't have ESPN Classic but I do have the Ohio State-Miami fiesta bowl on DVD. I almost threw it in for me and my son to watch


Oddly enough, ESPN Classic isn't on Watch ESPN like I simply assumed it was so I guess I'm not watching today's stuff either. How old is your son and would he be old enough to appreciate it? Be ready to explain what the "I formation" and the "FB position" are. :)

"You see, son, in The Long, Long Ago, before the communist forward pass was invented..." :(
 
2018-01-13 06:27:06 PM  

WoodyHayes: I'd be interested to hear if Keith Jackson is mentioned during one of the NFL games today or tomorrow, if they do a little video or simply bring him up could somebody let me know please? I'm sure SportsCenter will do something on him which will mark the first time I'll have watched or recorded that in at least a decade.


It's one of the top stories over at NFL.com, for what that's worth.
 
2018-01-13 07:02:51 PM  

WoodyHayes: I'd be interested to hear if Keith Jackson is mentioned during one of the NFL games today or tomorrow, if they do a little video or simply bring him up could somebody let me know please? I'm sure SportsCenter will do something on him which will mark the first time I'll have watched or recorded that in at least a decade.


NBC had a brief memorial for him
 
2018-01-13 07:03:39 PM  
The Stewart Hail Mary against Michigan is one of my favorite memories of KJ.
 
2018-01-13 07:11:21 PM  
Listen to him it seems forever as a kid, what a voice....RIP Keith
I'll always have this....OOOOOOOOOOOOOO Let Me Tell You About That AL-LA-BAMA Defense....
 
2018-01-13 07:22:15 PM  
I worked as a technician on college football games and was fortunate to meet him several times. A very nice person, down to earth, and a class act.
 
2018-01-13 07:32:46 PM  
One of two legendary broadcasters who graduated from Washington State (the other was Edward R. Murrow).

He was integral part of watching college football on TV. I think for the rest of my life, whenever I turn on a college football game, part of me will expect to hear his voice.
 
2018-01-13 08:22:28 PM  
I was never a big fan of college football but Keith Jackson was still a big part of my TV watching life. I was a big fan of Wide World Of Sports (Jim McKay and Keith Jackson were a formidable pair of broadcasters) and the various Olympic games. He called speed skating in 1980 which featured hometown hero Eric Heiden so I watched all 5 of the events.
 
2018-01-13 10:37:05 PM  
Keith Jackson in the booth calling Keith Jackson on the field.
The Catch
Youtube d2ctTxZZ1Yo
 
2018-01-13 11:12:13 PM  

WoodyHayes: Aar1012: WoodyHayes: jdjoker: WoodyHayes: I'd be interested to hear if Keith Jackson is mentioned during one of the NFL games today or tomorrow, if they do a little video or simply bring him up could somebody let me know please? I'm sure SportsCenter will do something on him which will mark the first time I'll have watched or recorded that in at least a decade.

They announced it on ESPN in their NFL pregame show this morning, and were able to get a pretty nice highlight/interview package together before the show ended.

Thanks, I'm sure I can find it online if I poke around.

Just doing a copypasta from this on Twitter, I was going to pop in a DVD of one of those games that I haven't watched in a few years but now I won't have to.

ESPN Classic (Today)
4pET- 1994 Colo vs Mich
6p - 1997 Ohio St vs Mich
8p - 2003 Ohio St vs Miami
11p-2a - 2006 Rose Bowl: Texas vs USC

ESPNU (Sunday)
6a - 2003 Ohio St vs Miami
9a-Noon - 2006 Rose Bowl: Texas vs USC

I don't have ESPN Classic but I do have the Ohio State-Miami fiesta bowl on DVD. I almost threw it in for me and my son to watch

Oddly enough, ESPN Classic isn't on Watch ESPN like I simply assumed it was so I guess I'm not watching today's stuff either. How old is your son and would he be old enough to appreciate it? Be ready to explain what the "I formation" and the "FB position" are. :)

"You see, son, in The Long, Long Ago, before the communist forward pass was invented..." :(


He's four. I get excited when he jumps with Glee at seeing Brutus and wanting to put on his jersey.

Yet, I'll see that he watches more games than I did between the age of four and 13 - I grew up only watching the Ohio State/Michigan game......during the John Cooper era
 
2018-01-14 01:23:08 AM  
Here is my favorite memory of him. Too bad Ki-Jana Carter was a bust in the NFL.

Ki-Jana Carter - 83-yard TD vs Oregon - 1995 Rose Bowl
Youtube 1MP85LKOum0
 
2018-01-14 11:24:21 AM  

Aar1012: WoodyHayes: Aar1012: WoodyHayes: jdjoker: WoodyHayes: I'd be interested to hear if Keith Jackson is mentioned during one of the NFL games today or tomorrow, if they do a little video or simply bring him up could somebody let me know please? I'm sure SportsCenter will do something on him which will mark the first time I'll have watched or recorded that in at least a decade.

They announced it on ESPN in their NFL pregame show this morning, and were able to get a pretty nice highlight/interview package together before the show ended.

Thanks, I'm sure I can find it online if I poke around.

Just doing a copypasta from this on Twitter, I was going to pop in a DVD of one of those games that I haven't watched in a few years but now I won't have to.

ESPN Classic (Today)
4pET- 1994 Colo vs Mich
6p - 1997 Ohio St vs Mich
8p - 2003 Ohio St vs Miami
11p-2a - 2006 Rose Bowl: Texas vs USC

ESPNU (Sunday)
6a - 2003 Ohio St vs Miami
9a-Noon - 2006 Rose Bowl: Texas vs USC

I don't have ESPN Classic but I do have the Ohio State-Miami fiesta bowl on DVD. I almost threw it in for me and my son to watch

Oddly enough, ESPN Classic isn't on Watch ESPN like I simply assumed it was so I guess I'm not watching today's stuff either. How old is your son and would he be old enough to appreciate it? Be ready to explain what the "I formation" and the "FB position" are. :)

"You see, son, in The Long, Long Ago, before the communist forward pass was invented..." :(

He's four. I get excited when he jumps with Glee at seeing Brutus and wanting to put on his jersey.

Yet, I'll see that he watches more games than I did between the age of four and 13 - I grew up only watching the Ohio State/Michigan game......during the John Cooper era


Hehe, good on you for raising him properly. I'm told I always asked to go see the "motching band" practice.
 
2018-01-14 02:42:22 PM  

WoodyHayes: Oddly enough, ESPN Classic isn't on Watch ESPN like I simply assumed it was so I guess I'm not watching today's stuff either.


I'm pretty sure BSPN is phasing out Classic in general.  Comcrap took the channel away a few weeks ago.
 
2018-01-14 09:37:57 PM  

browneye: Growing up as a Michigan fan, the Michigan/Ohio State game wasn't The Game without Keith Jackson calling it.  He was the best.

Rest In Peace, Mr. Jackson.  And thank you.


Keith Jackson & Michigan Football
Youtube WQicippGDJQ

Michigan was a special place for him. He was college football when I was growing up.
 
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