Keith Jackson’s decades in game didn’t spawn much cardboard

One of the most-memorable voices in college football — if not all of broadcasting — has gone silent as Keith Jackson has died. He was 89.

His career started in the 1950s and he continued working until the mid-2000s with his “Whoa, Nellie!” catch-phrase heard countless times calling 15 Rose Bowls and plenty more during a stretch for ABC that began broadcasting college games in 1966. Jackson also called World Series games, Olympic events and worked on the Monday Night Football broadcast team.

And that’s where his perhaps only standard football card comes into play.

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Buzz List: Five NFL players to watch in Week 11

CooperAmari Cooper has out-produced every other rookie receiver in the NFL this season with 50 catches for 732 yards and four touchdowns. While those aren’t exactly Jerry Rice numbers, he’s perhaps the hobby’s focal point on a Raiders team (along with QB Derek Carr) that seems like it’s improving. This week they’ve got the lowly Lions, so this seems like a good time to say things look golden for Cooper.

Keep reading for four more guys to watch on Sunday.

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