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 Post subject: RIP Dave Jennings
PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 3:50 pm 
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Dave Jennings, perhaps the New York Giants' best punter ever, died on Wednesday morning after a long bout with Parkinson's disease.

Jennings, who turned 61 on June 8, had suffered from Parkinson's since 1996.



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 Post subject: Re: RIP Dave Jennings
PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:43 am 
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Early in Jennings' career with the Giants, I went to the Jets-Giants game at the Yale Bowl and got there early.

It was almost like the football equivalent of watching BP.

Jennings was warming up by punting the ball to a guy about 50 yards away. The amazing thing was the guy catching the punts never had to move, not even a step. It was like playing catch at short distance in the back yard. Except the guy was at least 50 yards away and Jennings was kicking game-height punts.

Maybe other NFL punters can do the same thing, but I've never seen it before or since and the memory has stuck with me all these years.

I also remember him as an ex-player who would speak honestly on the radio.

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 Post subject: Re: RIP Dave Jennings
PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 6:17 pm 
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I always enjoy when you share a story like that, Chico. Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP Dave Jennings
PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 3:39 pm 
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sluger11787 wrote:
I will enjoy when you share a story like that, Chico. Thanks.


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