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Best interview you'll see today: Deacon Jones

Posted on: February 20, 2011 1:09 pm

Deacon Jones, maybe the best defensive lineman to ever play the game, spoke before the induction of another class into the Black College Football Hall of Fame. Journalist Nubyjas Wilborn interviewed Jones who is also in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Jones, as he has always been, is frank about race and the NFL. It's a riveting interview and Jones is as passionate on the subject as he's ever been.


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Since: Oct 7, 2009
Posted on: February 27, 2011 6:51 pm

Best interview you'll see today: Deacon Jones

  Yeah, I remember Deacon Jones, Rosey Grier, Merlin Olsen and Fred Dryer. I think Dryer came oon a little after the others were established.

Since: Jul 6, 2009
Posted on: February 24, 2011 6:34 pm

Best interview you'll see today: Deacon Jones

Yeah, it could be viewed as racist. We aren't at the level yet where color doesn't come into the conversation. Deacon did tell it like it was - I'm not sure he knows fully the way it is now though. He was a great player,- a passionate player. And he has always been a good man in my eyes. He's been through alot, and while he is still angry, he has made it through intact.
    One last thing - I'm not sure what he meant about "not finishing Jame Harris off". Was it that he took it easy on him?
Well, all in all, Deacon Jones has my respect like he always has.

Since: Aug 27, 2010
Posted on: February 20, 2011 8:53 pm
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Since: Dec 21, 2009
Posted on: February 20, 2011 7:19 pm

Best interview you'll see today: Deacon Jones

If you think what Deacon Jones was saying in that video was racist, then you are obviously too young to remember the civil right movement, and why it needed to happen.  For years I thought racism was a dead issue and that systems like affirmative action were outdated, but unfortunately every time I come to a sports website I'm constantly reminded of how much progress we have NOT made as a country when it comes to equality.  I find it pathetic that in 2011 we still have people needing to fight for equality in the USA. 

Since: Nov 3, 2009
Posted on: February 20, 2011 6:34 pm

Best interview you'll see today: Deacon Jones

In the questions asked by the reporter, Mr. Wilborn, I heard a very passionate and sincere commentary from David 'Deacon' Jones. Deacon Jones came up in an era when discrimination was extemely rampant and widespread throughout our society. Having been a recipient of change in our country, I applaud the changes and sacrifices that not only people of color made dating back to slavery, but I must admit there were plenty people of the white race, that helped the expedite the plight of African Americans and other minority groups in seeing that they be accepted and appreciated as human beings and be given the same dignity as any white person. Do we live
in a perfect world today ? Absolutely not !!! However, it is a whole lot better than ever before and Deacon Jones was just stating the truth
by basically saying the cause for continued justice for all must continue, and, for every person of color to continue the work by carrying the torch that many of the true pioneers established well before the opportunities existed for all people of color. Having watched Deacon Jones playing along side the likes of Merlin Olsen, Fred Dryer, Jack Youngblood, Les Ricter, and many other white teammates back in the day of the Los Angeles Rams was a special treat for me as a young kid. Each one of those players had great things to say about
Deacon Jones. Deacon saw a much different America growing up and personally, I respect the statements he made in the interview. By
playing high school and college athletics, and later professional baseball, my experience was a different tone, with the exceptional of a few incidents, but none of those incidents made me lose my focus, it only made me stronger emotionally and mentally. After baseball,
it was on to Corporate America and working for several of the very top Fortune 500 companies. I excelled and was always at the top in my new profession and rewarded quite handsomely for my efforts. Yes, I have benefited from the sacrifices of many that came before me.  

Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: February 20, 2011 6:06 pm

Best interview you'll see today: Deacon Jones

azureblue- why did you create a new profile, just to comment on this board?? By the way it is the NAACP not NWACP....... 

And yes I agree there are things that are racist regarding certain programs favoring race to make things "fair"... But nothing Deacon Jones said leads me to believe he is racist..... He went through the struggle to prove that the staus quo was incorrect, and all he is saying is that struggle isnt over yet........ It is a call to ALL to better themselves........ Not just black people.... 

You can take it how you want to, you can get offended as you analyze and strain every comment with a fine tooth comb, or you can learn from a man who has been through some stuff, and is sharing some insight into where he is coming from....

Since: Dec 1, 2009
Posted on: February 20, 2011 5:07 pm

Best interview you'll see today: Deacon Jones

Precisely what did he say that you found objectionable? Lacking specifics, perhaps that to which you DO object is his ATTITUDE. Thanks for making his point. Signed, a conservative white guy.

Since: Feb 20, 2011
Posted on: February 20, 2011 3:14 pm

Best interview you'll see today: Deacon Jones

Wrong; Mr. Jones said that the reporter had to carry on the fight. Please racism is evident in Mr Jones interview and he should be ashamed to not talk about bringing people of ALL RACES and CULTURES together not pull them apart as he clearly believes!

Since: Mar 22, 2007
Posted on: February 20, 2011 3:01 pm

Best interview you'll see today: Deacon Jones

blue - I'm guessing you are either a child or are feeling guilty and speaking about yourself b/c I saw nothing racist in that interview.  He was just telling it like it was and reminding folks that you can't forget how unfair things were not too long ago.

Since: Feb 20, 2011
Posted on: February 20, 2011 2:50 pm

Best interview you'll see today: Deacon Jones

Deacon you a racist. All racism is a way to tear apart a society and he should remind us of the past, but be able to bring people together. His comments are just purly black racism. Like having Ms. Black America or the NWACP they are completely without merit to help bring all cultures together not show the differences!

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