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Jackson's presence made every game big

The 137th season of college football will start and ultimately end with a lasting memory of a lovable and passionate legend.

Originally Published: September 1, 2005
By Beano Cook | ESPN Insider
Every so often, something that does not directly affect your life occurs and leaves a lasting impression.

These minor events happen every now and then -- like when Walter Cronkite retired in 1981, or when the last episode of "Seinfeld" aired, or when the U.S. hockey team upset mighty Russia 4-3 in the 1980 Olympics.

Another memorable moment will take place when college football announcer Keith Jackson leaves the broadcast booth in January, shortly after the Rose Bowl.

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