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#1 Brawndo


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Posted 13 January 2018 - 11:59 AM

Iconic College Football Broadcaster Keith Jackson passed away at the Age of 89 today. He worked for ABC for my years.

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 12:23 PM

The best college football announcer of our generation.  He was already missed after he retired.  Rest in peace, Sir.  Whoa Nelly to you!

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 04:54 PM

RIP Mr. Jackson.

MNF was never the same after you left it. ;)

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 05:00 PM

Definitely was the best. Up there with Vin Scully with baseball.

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 06:25 PM

He certainly made Brent Musburger look like the fool he is.

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 04:05 PM

I loved listening to the way he described the game, how me made the game changing plays even better.  I cannot recall any plays where he over emphasized a moment.  When Keith Jackson used the word "great" you can be sure the play was of epic importance.  These announcers today use the word great like the word "the" is used in a sentence.  I would watch a game that had no interest to me other than the fact Keith Jackson would be doing the announcing.  The first World Series I can remember watching was the 77" Yankees vs Dodgers, I can still hear him call the Reggie Jackson homerun's and all the great stops at 3rd base by Craig Nettles.  They will be forever etched in my memory.