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Hans Remembers- November 8, 1970- 50 Years Ago.

  • This Sunday I was at my friend Wolfgang’s and we were watching football- at least I was trying to. Wolfgang no question had/has ADHD and he was having a difficult time. We weren’t watching the Detroit- New Orleans game but they broke into the game we were watching- with news that seemed as shocking to us as if aliens had landed from Mars. Tom Dempsey the place kicker for the New Orleans Saints kicked a record 63 yard field goal that gave the Saints a 19-17 win over the Lions. One of the Lions later commented “Tom Dempsey didn’t kick that field goal, God kicked it.” Dempsey was an inspirational story- he was born without toes on his right foot and wore a special shoe. The winning kick would have implications- if the Saints would have lost at years end they would have had the worst record in the league and had the 1st pick in the 1971 College Draft- instead they had the second pick.
  • Dying on this day Napolean Hill age 87- he wrote the best-selling American self-help book Think And Grow Rich- in 1937.
  • The presidents of Egypt, Libya and Sudan met in Cairo and announced that they would take steps to create a federation of the three nations into a united north African Arab republic of 50 million people. The federation of course would never happen. If it had- it would have been the seventh largest nation in the world.

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    • Now it seems like no big deal- Boswell hit one for 59 today- ho hum. Back then it seemed like something out of this world.

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