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RIP Dave Jennings

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Baron Scicluna, Jun 19, 2013.

  1. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Former Giants punter, who, outside Harry Carson and Brad Van Pelt, was one of the few reasons to watch the team in the '70s, died at 61. He had Parkinson's.


    Also was probably the second-best punter in his time behind Ray Guy. He also was a very good broadcaster with the Jets alongside Marty Glickman and came back to the Giants' booth for a few years.
  2. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    yeah, iit got lost under the pile of gandolfini react news. dave was a very good guy and an excellent radio color man, so good folks often wondered why ne never got a tv network gig. his standard reply: 'i'm not a quarterback.' i always thought he was held back by what i thought was his onee weakness: dave was dead serious, somber even, on the air presence.

    i was on a local cable tv football show in the late '80s. also on the show was tight end mickey shuler. after dave was finished with an answer to a 'football question,' shuler followed with: 'well. a PLAYER'S perspective...' just in case any fan would respect a kicker's opinion.
  3. Liut

    Liut Active Member

    Sorry to read this. I'm old enough to remember his playing days. As mentioned above, an insightful radio man. IIRC, I heard him working with Paul Olden and Ian Eagle back in the day. RIP
  4. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Definitely a staple on those Giants teams. RIP.
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