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    For those who could not attend the game, here is a picture of the print that was handed out at the game.

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    Re: Deacon Jones Retirement Print

    That is one MEAN looking hombre. I'll bet he could still get a sack or two.;)


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      Re: Deacon Jones Retirement Print

      Here's is an oil painting that a friend of mine did for me a couple of years ago.


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