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Cristil's wrapped it up in maroon and white since 1953

Originally Published: October 12, 2007
By David Albright | ESPN.com

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- If you close your eyes and listen carefully, you can hear a little bit of Jack Cristil all across the Magnolia State each fall.

The voice of Mississippi State football has been a constant for better than half a century, so it's no surprise that there are imitators across the radio dial, calling high school football games from Aberdeen to Yazoo City.

They try to copy Cristil's simple, even cadence that clearly describes the action and leaves the ...

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