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January 13, 2018 8:08 pm  #1

Veteran ABC Sportscaster Keith Jackson Is Gone

Whoa Nellie! He was in the business for 50 years and became a legend calling everything from U.S. College Football and Major League Baseball to the Olympics. How famous was Keith Jackson? Forget about all his on air work. He inspired a character seen occasionally on The Simpsons, an over-the-top sportscaster who tries to inject excitement into the most boring games possible. Now that's true fame!

He was 89. 

Legendary sportscaster Keith Jackson dies at 89


January 14, 2018 12:53 am  #2

Re: Veteran ABC Sportscaster Keith Jackson Is Gone

I regret that I never got the chance to meet him at some of the sports events I covered when he was in attendance.  As a college football lover, to me he was the perfect announcer for the zest and zeal of autumn afternoons in US college towns.  And while, “he’s a 5’ 10” pine-knot from Tuscaloosa, Alllabama - and he’ll hitchee”, isn’t a direct or accurate quote, it’s an example of the style he used to perfectly accompany the college game.  RIP.

Last edited by maybo (January 14, 2018 12:54 am)