Whoa, nelly!!! Keith Jackson the one they call the GOAT(Greatest of All Time) has seen his time end at age 89:RIP Whoa, nelly!!!!!
Keith Jackson has left us at age 89 and he is the one that so many call the GOAT/Greatest of All Time and he is best known for his calls of college football and his key catch phrase, Whoa Nelly!!!!!
Jackson passed away early this morning according to reports and I remember reading that Keith Jackson called his first major sporting event and I think it would have been college football and he announced the game on radio, from the back of a farm truck loaded with hay bales, from a field out there somewhere in Iowa, for sure it was in the Midwest…
College Football, Monday Night Football, pretty sure he was part of the first-ever Monday Night Football broadcast team and he did all sorts of sports, but you know he was best known for announcing college football…GOAT announcing college football that is Keith Jackson and wouldn’t you agree….
I think many of us have a vivid memory of Keith Jackson in that gold/light yellow ABC Sports sports jacket/blazer and to me, that was his trademark look…Keith Jackson, always and forever ABC Sports….
Thank-you Keith Jackson for the memories and Jackson seemed to work with as much credibility as anyone that ever called/announced a ball game…
RIP Keith Jackson and now we have lost both Keith Jackson and Dick Enberg in the span of about a month…The good ones are leaving us fast…..
from Wikipedia on Keith Jackson:
Keith Max Jackson (October 18, 1928 – January 13, 2018) was a retired American sportscaster, known for his career with ABC Sports (1966–2006), his intelligent yet folksy coverage of college football (1952–2006), and his distinctive voice, with its deep cadence and operatic tone considered “like Edward R. Murrow reporting on World War II, the voice of ultimate authority in college football.”
Born in Roopville, Georgia, Jackson grew up on a farm outside Carrollton, near the Alabama state line. The only surviving child in a poor family, he grew up listening to sports on the radio. After enlisting and serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, he attended Washington State University in Pullman under the G.I. Bill. Jackson began as a political science major, but he became interested in broadcasting. He graduated in 1954 with a degree in speech communications.