Tom Dempsey: Rare Stories on a Saints Legend from Mike Detillier (1 Viewer)

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Thank you Mike Detillier for sharing your stories with us on Tom Dempsey. Especially the funny tidbit on Pete Finney and Buddy D!!!

 

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We only remember them when they die. Just the way the world works. Those who say he will be missed - did you really think about him? Go visit him? I doubt it. RIP Mr. Dempsey. I had no idea you were stuck in a nursing home in NO. Hopefully, you had family around.
 

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Mr Tom was awesome. I can hear him speaking those stories. Remember, back then kickers were gunners and were hit all the time.
RIP big Tom
You will be remembered!
 

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My dad subscribed to Gridweek when I was a kid. I distinctly remember this issue after the kick...

Note to add... My dad worked the games at Tulane as a communications person between the game and the press box. This was way before wireless communications obviously.
He said when Dempsey kicked the ball it sounded like a cannon going off...


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Love the story Finney tells about Buddy D. and the fact that he had a bet on the game.
 

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