Home » Sport

Legendary college football sports announcer Keith Jackson dies at 89

14 January, 2018, 11:39 | Author: Heidi Alvarez
  • Jackson worked for ABC Sports for 50 years. More

The Voice of College Football is gone. "All professional sports of any outcome were located in the big cities in the north, so those of us who enjoyed the game of football followed college football".

But none of that was the first thing that came to mind on Saturday when word circulated that he had died at 89.

That's college football. That's where Jackson took us all.

With the exception of baseball and Vin Scully, never have a sport and a play-by-play voice been better suited to one another than Jackson and college football. He and Celtics legend Bill Russell called National Basketball Association games on ABC for four years.

Desmond Howard, who returned a punt for a touchdown at MI in one of Jackson's best-known calls, tweeted that he had a hard time expressing how much Jackson meant to him, his alma mater and college football. Jackson joined ABC Radio West in 1964 and ABC Sports in 1966. We didn't just grow up with him: We lived with him, and he lived with us in those living rooms, newsrooms and sports bars, every fall, in places like Tuscaloosa, South Bend, Lincoln and Ann Arbor. He was withering in his analysis of college football's endless money suck - at his alma mater, too - and warned of "all kinds of cracks and crevices" threatening to swallow up the sport.

Even after decades in the job, Jackson retained an old-fashioned, wide-eyed love for the college game.

But Jackson's major interest was always college football.

Several of his trademark phrases survived his retirement, and now will survive him. Hulking offensive linemen were "the big uglies down in the trenches".

Climate change affecting sex of Australian turtles
The sex of turtle hatchlings is determined by sand temperatures, with warmer temperatures resulting in more females. At this temperature, the resulting young turtle population is relatively evenly split between males and females.


Can analysts adopt a bullish outlook for Keller Group plc (LON:KLR)?
Shares of Hollywood Bowl Group ( LON:BOWL ) traded down GBX 2 ($0.03) during midday trading on Thursday, reaching GBX 206 ($2.79). As we move closer to the close of the year, investors will be closely watching the next round of company earnings reports.


Callon Petroleum (CPE) Given Consensus Rating of "Buy" by Brokerages
They just need to take the company's market capitalization and divide it by the company's total sales over the past 12 months. The investor is now holding $10 million shares due in part to a decrease of 1.29 million new shares in their portfolio.


He made some of his most famous calls at Michigan Stadium which he helped dub "The Big House".

In 1958, Jackson was part of a pioneer moment at the intersection of politics and sports. On the last Monday in October, the University of Michigan's beloved radio play-by-play voice of 36 years, Bob Ufer, died of cancer. He had broadcast 15 Rose Bowls. He knew the game going way back, and respected its principals - and not just legends.

Jackson spent 50 years working for ABC covering a wide variety of sports, but was best known as ABC's voice of college football. As Paterno said, "You always know it's a big game when Keith is there".

"We found out that we had played an American Legion baseball game against each other in Georgia when we were both growing up", Broyles said. The USFL? The AFL?

He would end up calling three World Series (1977, 1979, 1981), three All-Star games (1978, 1980, 1982), two NLCS (1980, 1986), and three ALCS (1976, 1978, 1982).

But it all seemed beside the point on Saturday. Each year the Seattle sports celebration honors a media member with an award named for him. But, I thought then, and still do, one that said a lot about Jackson the man. For one section of the country, he sounded exactly like college football.

Broyles was well-known for coaching the Razorbacks from 1958-76, but he said Jackson couldn't go anywhere on a game weekend without being recognized.

Recommended:

  • Real Madrid dealt Kane blow as Levy insists Tottenham stars going nowhere

    Real Madrid dealt Kane blow as Levy insists Tottenham stars going nowhere

    Sky Sports had the chance to interview the club's chairman while he reviewed progress on Tottenham's new stadium build. Although, he has delivered his best football in the Champions League, especially at Wembley against Real Madrid .

    Holder Parsec Financial Management INC Has Raised Vodafone Group (VOD) Stake

    Causeway Capital Management Llc decreased Baidu Inc (NASDAQ:BIDU) stake by 126,681 shares to 3.63M valued at $899.78M in 2017Q3. Among 11 analysts covering Luxoft Holding ( NYSE:LXFT ), 7 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. (NASDAQ:FB) for 18,665 shares.
    Mets bringing on Adrian Gonzalez, sources say

    Mets bringing on Adrian Gonzalez, sources say

    Gonzalez can afford to take less money for a better situation since he's still being paid $22.357 million by the Braves for 2018. The Amazin's have agreed to terms with free agent Adrian Gonzalez pending a physical, a source confirmed to the Daily News.
  • YouTube Exec Addresses Logan Paul Suspension:

    YouTube Exec Addresses Logan Paul Suspension:"He Has Made Missteps"

    But some of the YouTube community felt that the streamer hadn't done enough. "You deserve to know what's going on". This means that the fate of The Thinning: New World Order is in question.
    Lawyer: Gophers' Lynch denies sexual assault allegations

    Lawyer: Gophers' Lynch denies sexual assault allegations

    Pacyga said one allegation was of forcible intercourse, and the other allegation was of "digital penetration". Lynch continues to practice with the team, but is suspended from school and can not play in games.
    Samsung begins mass production of 2nd-generation HBM2 memory

    Samsung begins mass production of 2nd-generation HBM2 memory

    To achieve Aquabolt's unprecedented performance, Samsung has applied new technologies related to TSV design and thermal control. Samsung Electronics exceptionally labeled a brand name Aquabolt for the latest HBM2 DRAM chip.
  • Medvedev wins 1st career title at Sydney International

    Medvedev wins 1st career title at Sydney International

    He's got fans swooning and has captured the hearts of past and present players worldwide and even Andy Murray is on the bandwagon. Not many do, as high-profile victims Milos Raonic , Fernando Verdasco and Feliciano Lopez can attest.
    WikiLeaks whistleblower Chelsea Manning is running for the US Senate in Maryland

    WikiLeaks whistleblower Chelsea Manning is running for the US Senate in Maryland

    Manning was released from a Kansas military prison last year, after serving seven years of the 35-year sentence she was given. President Barack Obama commuted Manning's sentence in January 2017 and Manning was released from prison in May 2017.
    Angelina Jolie Steps out With Injured Daughter Shiloh in New York City

    Angelina Jolie Steps out With Injured Daughter Shiloh in New York City

    Things are "civil" between them, the source added, with their kids' well-being continuing to be their main focus. She entrusted the help of her 14-year-old son Pax to escort her to Sunday's Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles.
  • Florida Woman Becomes Victim Of Mistaken Identity In Murder-For-Hire Plot

    Florida Woman Becomes Victim Of Mistaken Identity In Murder-For-Hire Plot

    Authorities late Friday announced three arrests in the death of 42-year-old Janice Zengotita-Torres, of Kissimmee. The target worked at the same store as Zengotita-Torres, and she reportedly bore a close resemblance to her.

    A Technical Strategy for Intel Corporation (INTC), Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (FOXA)

    Market worth or Market capitalization is calculated by multiplying the price of a stock by its total number of outstanding shares. The company reported $0.49 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.48 by $0.01.
    How to Watch Eagles-Falcons NFL Divisional Playoff Game Live Stream Online

    How to Watch Eagles-Falcons NFL Divisional Playoff Game Live Stream Online

    On their final offensive play of the season, the Falcons called a play for their two best players: Matt Ryan and Julio Jones . The team came into the contest ranked No. 3 in the conference in 3-point field goals made, averaging 7.8 per game.


Popular

Iran Rejects Trump Demand For Renegotiation Of Nuclear Deal
President Donald Trump on Friday said he is extending sanctions relief to Iran under the 2015 nuclear deal, but for the last time. Trump has argued behind the scenes that the nuclear deal makes the United States look weak, a senior USA official said.

Mkhitaryan to leave Man United? Every player has a price, says Mourinho
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho hinted Henrikh Mkhitaryan could be sold as doubts remain over the out-of-favour playmaker. Sanchez, 29, will leave the Gunners in January if a suitable offer arrives and a replacement is secured.

Lakers owner Jeanie Buss tweets support for Luke Walton
He made 11 of his 21 attempts from the field, for a 52.4% field goal percentage (2/5 from the line, 2/5 from three-point range). Ingram's development will help the Lakers now and down the road, as a young team looks for a star to emerge from its core.

Ford and Postmates team up on self-driving deliveries
One day earlier, Toyota teased a self-driving Pizza Hut and Amazon vehicle created to make deliveries and serve as a mobile store. They'd need to carry a smartphone with them at all times in order for the autonomous vehicle to identify them.

Veteran Ferrer marches to Auckland semis
He then blitzed the second set, unleashing his trademark ground-stroke game with relentlessly accurate shots. Del Potro clearly overpowered the 18-year-old firing eight aces.

Liam Neeson Calls Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Hollywood Men "A Witch Hunt"
Actor Liam Neeson came to Dustin Hoffman's defense in an interview after Hoffman was accused of harassment and assault. Neeson continued, speaking about his time as a UNICEF ambassador and the hardships that women around the world endure.

Egyptian navy forces kill Palestinian fisherman near border coast
Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman commended the forces for carrying out the "professional and precise" operation. The head of the fishing union in Gaza announced a halt in fishing until Sunday evening in protest at the killing.

I am well, not dead - El-Zakzaky
In December 2016, A Federal High Court in Abuja ordered his immediate release but the government is yet to obey that order. An official of the DSS, who preferred to remain anonymous, told newsmen that El-Zakzaky was hale and hearty.

Intrepid Potash, Inc. (IPI), The9 Limited (NCTY)
It has outperformed by 67.98% the S&P500.The move comes after 7 months negative chart setup for the $534.98 million company. Further, company shares have been seen trading -17.58% off of the 52 week high and 240.32% away from the 52 week low.

Dabo Swinney reveals first-round prospect Clelin Ferrell, others coming back
Ferrell, who was named first-team All-ACC, had 5.5 tackles for loss at Syracuse and five in the win over N.C. CLEMSON - Clemson All-American defensive end Clelin Ferrell is returning to the Tigers next season.