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I worked the door of a place in NYC in the early-mid 90's. Me and the 4-5 other guys working would have to stand out there for 8 hours so to pass the time we did this thing where if someone walking by looked even remotely like someone famous we'd say, "hey look, it's David Lee Roth" or "oh, there's Morgan freeman" or whoever the person kind of looked like. Funny game to get through the shift. So one day we're standing out there and one of the guys says "hey, it's Keith Jackson". We look over at the guy, he says "Hello boys" and comes walking over. It was Keith Jackson! Out for a stroll with his wife. Stands there and shoots the #### with us for 5-10 minutes. Most unassuming guy ever. We just stood there in awe listening to that voice as he asked us questions about the city. I'll never forget that. RIP Keith. The best.

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1 hour ago, Nipsey said:

I worked the door of a place in NYC in the early-mid 90's. Me and the 4-5 other guys working would have to stand out there for 8 hours so to pass the time we did this thing where if someone walking by looked even remotely like someone famous we'd say, "hey look, it's David Lee Roth" or "oh, there's Morgan freeman" or whoever the person kind of looked like. Funny game to get through the shift. So one day we're standing out there and one of the guys says "hey, it's Keith Jackson". We look over at the guy, he says "Hello boys" and comes walking over. It was Keith Jackson! Out for a stroll with his wife. Stands there and shoots the #### with us for 5-10 minutes. Most unassuming guy ever. We just stood there in awe listening to that voice as he asked us questions about the city. I'll never forget that. RIP Keith. The best.

Awesome.

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1 hour ago, Nipsey said:

I worked the door of a place in NYC in the early-mid 90's. Me and the 4-5 other guys working would have to stand out there for 8 hours so to pass the time we did this thing where if someone walking by looked even remotely like someone famous we'd say, "hey look, it's David Lee Roth" or "oh, there's Morgan freeman" or whoever the person kind of looked like. Funny game to get through the shift. So one day we're standing out there and one of the guys says "hey, it's Keith Jackson". We look over at the guy, he says "Hello boys" and comes walking over. It was Keith Jackson! Out for a stroll with his wife. Stands there and shoots the #### with us for 5-10 minutes. Most unassuming guy ever. We just stood there in awe listening to that voice as he asked us questions about the city. I'll never forget that. RIP Keith. The best.

Incidentally @Nipsey

I was eating at a hole in the wall Mexican place last week and they had a TV playing whatever the channel is from Mexico. All Mexico soccer highlights etc.

I look up in the middle of my meal and a soap opera had started and your avatar in that hat same, same expression was on it. No idea what he was doing but he was the big star of the episode.

For some reason I always thought it was a picture of an old John Holmes :lol:

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5 minutes ago, The General said:

Incidentally @Nipsey

I was eating at a hole in the wall Mexican place last week and they had a TV playing whatever the channel is from Mexico. All Mexico soccer highlights etc.

I look up in the middle of my meal and a soap opera had started and your avatar in that hat same, same expression was on it. No idea what he was doing but he was the big star of the episode.

For some reason I always thought it was a picture of an old John Holmes :lol:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramón_Valdés

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greatest football play by play voice ever - back as a kid, the regular season NCAA games were solely on Channel 7 (ABC) up this way... and you just knew it was Saturday afternoon in the fall when you heard that voice - he didn't sound like anyone from 'round here, and he just had such a smooth, yet commanding, delivery.  i'm sure some of his shtick was rehearsed, but, man, it was wrapped in such a perfectly convivial cadence. 

Saturdays belonginged to Jackson and channel 7 as much as Sundays belonged to channel 4 and Gowdy/Deragotis and channel 2 to Summeral/Brookshire.  even though college ball was never really as big to us up here as it was to the rest of the country, he was.  

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36 minutes ago, otb_lifer said:

greatest football play by play voice ever - back as a kid, the regular season NCAA games were solely on Channel 7 (ABC) up this way... and you just knew it was Saturday afternoon in the fall when you heard that voice - he didn't sound like anyone from 'round here, and he just had such a smooth, yet commanding, delivery.  i'm sure some of his shtick was rehearsed, but, man, it was wrapped in such a perfectly convivial cadence. 

Saturdays belonginged to Jackson and channel 7 as much as Sundays belonged to channel 4 and Gowdy/Deragotis and channel 2 to Summeral/Brookshire.  even though college ball was never really as big to us up here as it was to the rest of the country, he was.  

Different channels. but the same voices were a significant part of my youth.

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On 1/13/2018 at 4:16 PM, BobbyLayne said:

TIL “The Granddaddy of them of all” (Rose Bowl) and “The Big House” (Michigan Stadium) are nicknames that originated with Keith Jackson.

RIP - by far my favorite NCAA football play by play announcer.

Sorry Mrs. Jackson...

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1 minute ago, Aerial Assault said:

Oh, that’s terribly sad.  :( What a great singer.  What issues did she have?  

Bi-polar. Had a meltdown on a plane a few years back. Had issues with the band. They separated but reunited once the all realized they couldn't do it without each other. The rest of the band is all the original members. Two brothers and the drummer. Kind of nuts nobody left in all that time.

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32 minutes ago, Nipsey said:

Dolores O'Riordan, Cranberries lead singer dies "suddenly". Knew she had some issues but damn, so young. One of the best Tiny Desk concerts.

 

For her family's sake, it is hoped she doesn't Linger as a Zombie.......

A real talent & fair Colleen. RIP -

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19 minutes ago, Nipsey said:

Bi-polar. Had a meltdown on a plane a few years back. Had issues with the band. They separated but reunited once the all realized they couldn't do it without each other. The rest of the band is all the original members. Two brothers and the drummer. Kind of nuts nobody left in all that time.

Thanks.  Now even sadder.  :(

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12 minutes ago, Limp Ditka said:

:(

 

She looked fantastic as recently as last April

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSnHRLLy3p0

loved her :(

yanked at her frock during their set on the "small stage" at Woodstock '94 - amazing eyes and voice. 

think my chicanery was the precursor/inspiration for the infamous Green Day mudfest, as the Cali boys followed the Micks ??

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6 hours ago, Nipsey said:

Bi-polar. Had a meltdown on a plane a few years back. Had issues with the band. They separated but reunited once the all realized they couldn't do it without each other. The rest of the band is all the original members. Two brothers and the drummer. Kind of nuts nobody left in all that time.

There was also talk of back pain/issues causing them to cancel shows in recent years, which of course leads one to fear opiates may be involved.  Pure conjecture on my part.

Loved her and the band.  Saw them twice in concert at the Warfield in San Francisco, 1999 and 2002, both great shows.  

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