It’s not a good idea to question Deacon Jones on just about anything — especially his football knowledge.
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Without a doubt the best arrival for Hall of Fame weekend goes to Deion Sanders, who rolled up to the McKinley Hotel in a red and black RV, fit for, well, Deion.
Remember when NFL nicknames were really cool? Too often, our generation has taken to just shortening a player’s name (A-Rod or L.T.) and calling it a day. Where has the creativity gone, America? So in honor of Cookie Gilchrist, here are the six coolest nicknames of all time.
Posted: Thursday, May 6th, 2010 | Adam Rank Tags: Bronko Nagurski, Christian Okoye, Dave Casper, Deacon Jones, Don Coryell, Fred Williamson, Jack Youngblood, Jerome Bettis, John Matuszak, Kenny Stabler, Lance Alworth, Michael Irvin, Randy White, Red Grange, Roger Staubach, Terry Bradshaw
NFL Total Access counted down the Top 10 nicknames in NFL history. And of course, with varying opinions, there is no way to get every awesome nickname. Meaning some are going to be left behind.
Hall of Famer Deacon Jones stops by the NFL.com set on Radio Row at Super Bowl XLIV on Wednesday at Noon ET to take your questions and give his thoughts on the game.
Posted: Monday, September 21st, 2009 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Brady Quinn, Cleveland Browns, Deacon Jones, Eddie DeBartolo Jr., Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Rams, Mark Sanchez, Miami Dolphins, Mike Singletary, New England Patriots, New York Jets, San Francisco 49ers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Todd Haley, Tom Brady
The 49ers honored former owner Eddie DeBartolo Jr. prior to Sunday’s win over the Seahawks. But nobody will ever confuse this year’s version of the 49ers and those great teams that DeBartolo presided over in the past. Well maybe in one category — winning.
Good show tonight. Troy Aikman was in rare form with his former Cowboys teammate, Michael Irvin. Troy told a great story on the air about what lengths Michael went through to get the ball.
Posted: Friday, August 7th, 2009 | Adam Rank Tags: Andre Reed, Bruce Smith, Chuck Howley, Deacon Jones, Don Coryell, Drew Pearson, Eddie Meador, Hall of Fame, Jim Kelly, Joe Gibbs, Kellen Winslow, Lee Roy Jordan, Merlin Olsen, Ralph Wilson
One of the biggest themes leading up to the Hall of Fame, next to the incoming class, is the list of players not in the Hall of Fame. Put a microphone in front of a player and he’ll instantly start campaigning for teammates who belong in the Hall of Fame.
Lining up against Deacon Jones seems like an imposing task. Doing it in your first start as right tackle, in front of 80,000 people in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum with the future Hall of Fame defensive end barking at you — nearly impossible.
David “Deacon” Jones used to channel a lot of hate to play defensive end for the Rams. The 70-year-old Pro Football Hall of Famer still has it.