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    Rams To Retire Deacon Jones' Number

    Rams to retire Deacon Jones' number

    Associated Press
    11:18 AM CDT, June 22, 2009

    ST. LOUIS - Deacon Jones, the Hall-of-Famer who coined the phrase "quarterback sack," will have his number 75 retired this season by the St. Louis Rams.

    A Rams spokesman said Monday that a specific date for the ceremony honoring Jones will be announced later.

    Jones played for the Los Angeles Rams from 1961 through 1971 and was part of the "Fearsome Foursome" with Merlin Olsen, Lamar Lundy and Rosey Grier.

    Jones had 159.5 sacks as a Ram and 173.5 overall. He reached double digits in sacks seven times and had 20 or more three times. He was NFL defensive player of the year in 1967 and 1960, was voted to nine Pro Bowls, and was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1980.


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    Re: Rams To Retire Deacon Jones' Number

    About time!
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    Re: Rams To Retire Deacon Jones' Number

    Long time coming. Congratulations.
    "Before the gates of excellence the high gods have placed sweat; long is the road thereto and rough and steep at first; but when the heights are reached, then there is ease, though grievously hard in the winning." --- Hesiod

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    Re: Rams To Retire Deacon Jones' Number

    Hopefully the ceremony is on September 27th, 2009.

    That's right BASH weekend!


    ...and why did this take so long?!

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    Re: Rams To Retire Deacon Jones' Number

    Hmm, I wonder if Deacon's rant to the LA Times a few months ago had anything to do with this decision?

    Say what you want about Chip Rosenbloom and the fact that he might be a lame-duck owner, but the man is taking care of unfinished business, both past and present.

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    Re: Rams To Retire Deacon Jones' Number

    he deserves this long over due honor, if the players of today played with half his intensity our defense would be so much better.

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    Re: Rams To Retire Deacon Jones' Number

    As a St. Louisan, it's nice to see them honor the L.A. Rams.
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    Re: Rams To Retire Deacon Jones' Number

    I guess its gonna take just as long to retire Ellard and Ike's number. Longtime coming, but definately well deserved

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    Re: Rams To Retire Deacon Jones' Number

    Should have been retired the last day he walked off the field... Congrats Deac and thanks for the memories.
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    Re: Rams To Retire Deacon Jones' Number

    It's about time! Should have happened years ago!

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    Re: Rams To Retire Deacon Jones' Number

    Woohoo! Any man who creates a new stat category deserves his number retired, in my book. How often does that come along?

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    Re: Rams To Retire Deacon Jones' Number

    Quote Originally Posted by LA Rammer View Post
    About time!
    Absolutely, positively, about time!!!!!!! OMG, this should have been done 10 - 20 years ago.
    That's my story, and I'm sticking to it!!

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    Re: Rams To Retire Deacon Jones' Number

    My reaction to this news can be best described with this song title..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxrWRN0aq2c


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    Re: Rams To Retire Deacon Jones' Number

    Quote Originally Posted by R8rh8rmike View Post
    Hmm, I wonder if Deacon's rant to the LA Times a few months ago had anything to do with this decision?

    Say what you want about Chip Rosenbloom and the fact that he might be a lame-duck owner, but the man is taking care of unfinished business, both past and present.

    Totally agree on both of your paragraphs Mike! That is, affirmative on the 1st as well.


    Hey, there are many things going on right now -- and will of course, continue -- in preparing for the new season. New coach, new F.O., high expectations, players' excitement, etc.3X. And I'm all for it, that's why I come here as often as I can to read the latest on my team, the St. Louis RAMS.

    This news about Deacon's jersey, however, has made my day! ...Eeeeelated.
    Last edited by RealRam; -06-23-2009 at 07:37 PM. Reason: Tyop

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    Re: Rams To Retire Deacon Jones' Number

    This is a classy move by Rosenbloom and long overdue as we all know. I'm very

    impressed with Chip since he has become owner, he has really made an effort to

    turn this team around first by cleaning house ( Shawmunt ) Second by bringing in

    quality football minds ( Despags ) Third by recognizing the history of our franchise

    and giving credit where credit is due ( retiring a hall of famers jersey)

    It's too bad the franchise is for sale i wouldn't mind having lil' Chippy as our long term

    owner. Cheers to you Chip.

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