RSS Feed Instagram Our YouTube Channel Like the show on Facebook @TonyBasilio on Twitter Send an Email to Tony or someone on the show! @TonyBasilio on Twitter
Download the iPhone App! Download the Droid App!
Download Our App
Go to page
Garza Law Firm
Basketball Overtime Tune In Right After the Game!
Listen Live!
Join the T Club Pick Your Level Below
Stand With Tony Join The T Club!
Call In
To The Show! (865) 200-5402

Tee Mail 865-544-VOLS
iPhone Stream
Call In
To The Show! (865) 200-5402

Tee Mail 865-544-VOLS
Make a One-Time Donation
Get the Droid App! Get the iPhone App!
Go to page
Posted: Monday, January 15th, 2018, 11:03 PM
by Doink
• Permalink
Keith Jackson is best remembered for 40 years of college football play-by-play. A folksy delivery with a deep voice calling the action.
He knew and respected the history of the game and great coaches.
I appreciated that he liked UT maybe because he respected Bob Neyland. Frank Broyles was doing the color for the 1986 Sugar bowl and was obvious that he disliked Tennessee. Keith would counter with UT complements. Jackson's last game, the first retirement, was the 1999 Fiesta bowl National title game and UT won of course.

I loved the fact that he got excited calling the action which led to imitations. Here are some signature catchphrases. "WHOA NELLIE", "Hit and cracked and FUM-BLEDD!!!, "WHOA BOY!!!","GOT IT", "Student Body Left", "Student Body Right", "A Walter Mitty Story", "The Big Eaters", "The Big Uglys", "There Goes _______", "Quicker than a hiccup".

Maybe because there were so few televised college games on Saturdays in the 60's and 70's Jackson called big games. Well, being the best, Jackson called big games for 40 years. His last broadcast game, his second retirement was the NC Rose bowl Texas vs Southern Cal 2006. A great game.

He broadcasted Wide World of Sports, MLB, NFL, USFL, auto racing, NBA, college basketball, and 10 Olympics. Good calling all sports.

Map of Recent Visitors
Click for interactive map!
Map data ©2018 Google, INEGI, MapLink - Terms of Use

Calhoun's Atop Bearden Hill
6515 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN

Calhoun's on the River
400 Neyland Drive
Knoxville, TN

Calhoun's at Pellissippi Parkway
10020 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN

1 2 .. 445

Listen Live! Pick a Player:
Listen using Mainstream Player
Listen using Alternate Player
Listen using TuneIn Radio (NCAA)
Call Select Ticket Service for all of your College and Pro Ticket needs! Click for
Click to Lighting Specialist of Knoxville on the web!
FISH Hospitality Pantries (a.k.a. Hospitality Pantries, Inc.) operates four pantries in East, South, Northwest and West Knoxville. They currently provide food to approximately 8,000 families every month. FISH focuses on what more can be done to help ensure that everyone gets enough to eat.

Thank you for your support!

Click here to learn about continuing to support FISH Hospitality Pantries.
Click to Book Corner!

© 2018 TonyBasilio.comTM
TonyBasilio.comTM is owned by P & C EntertainmentTM/Tony Basilio, owner

Back to top
Join The T Club - Please consider supporting this blog and the Tony Basilio Show. You can subscribe here.