this may be of some local interest
Via MVictors (LINK). Matt Elliott, a guard, requested that Keith Jackson call him a hoss. Keith, of course, obliges. And Michigan won 31-3.
Fun little article in LA Times about Keith Jackson. There is a photo of him holding photo of UM marching band tribute to him in his last season, and a good quote about Bo.
Keith Jackson narrates the rededication video. Best part: hearing a new take on "Hello Heisman."
I know, it's been far too long, but I was listening to this game today at work (thanks to Wolverine Historian, of course) and was really captivated by the intro... so much so, that I felt compelled to type it up and share for all my MGoFriends. Whoa. Nelly.
"When the last glow drips away from the Big House at Michigan
It's a good time to have a seat and listen.
Here, Yost, Kipke, Crisler
And in your mind's eye, see the lads who wore the colors:
Harmon, who played both ways all the way to a Heisman Trophy
And got a standing ovation once, at the Horsehoe.
And Archie Griffin, the double Heisman man from Ohio State,
Who had his moments-- So many to remember,
Players and coaches,
But there are two coaches who had a special place in this history:
Woody and Bo, the salt and pepper of the series.
Giants in their profession, their histronics legendary
And, they could win;
This is a remarkable festival annually, whether here or at the Horseshoe;
There are the great bands, fight that team across the field,
Show them Ohio's here;
Hail to the Victors, Valiant, Hail to the Conq'ring Heroes;
Today another bounty of memories, concluding a hundred years,
of Buckeyes and Wolverines."
Yesterday afternoon, I was boredf watching the 1997 M v. ND game (Oh, how I miss a dominating defense) on BTN. The game was being announced by Keith Jackson and Bob Griese.
I found myself being reminded of why Keith Jackson was my favorite announcer of all-time and how much I miss his call on a Saturday afternoon. The way he told the story that was happening on the field, the quirky things he would say, and just the fond memories I have of him announcing Michigan games really stand out for me.
So, I wanted to know from the MgoBlog community, who are your favorite sport announcers/broadcaster of all time?
I just saw a tweet from the BTN that they are doing new show in the fall about the 50 all-time greatest Big 10 student-athletes: http://www.bigtennetwork.com/corporate/Big-Ten-Icons-to-Count-Down-Confe...
It's going to be hosted by Keith Jackson. Obviously Charles Woodson will be #1 but who will be 2-50? Should be a fun show to watch except for when the Buckeyes and Sparties are featured.