The response from the stories has been terrific and so here is another Buddy D draft day story.
"In 1972 the Saints finished 2-11-1 and John Mecom, the owner at that time, decided to give J.D. Roberts another year as head coach," said Diliberto. "The first move he made in 1973 was to give Dick Gordon the job as Saints executive vice president/general manager. Gordon was a Houston friend of Mecom and a former astronaut. Gordon was really mobbed wherever he went because at that time astronauts were like rock stars and he was a very intelligent guy, but he didn't know anything about pro football, other than watching it."