Legendary sportscaster Jackson of ‘whoa, Nellie’ fame dies at 89

Sportscaster Keith Jackson, who coined the phrase “granddaddy of them all” and peppered his lively commentary covering college football with “whoa, Nellie”, has died. He was 89, according to USA Today. Jackson spent much of his broadcasting career with ABC. Kirk Herbstreit, a popular ESPN analyst, tweeted that he could close his eyes “and think of so many of his special calls. Thank you Kieth for all the memories and the grace in which you provided them. RIP Keith.”

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