December 9, 1938--This day in history, a star was born. Today, December 9th, is the birthday of my beloved husband, David "Deacon" Jones. I was up all night thinking about what I should say about him to our friends and to his fans. There is so much that I could write, but I think that [...]
Who says the pass rush is dead? The past couple of weeks sports broadcasters have been saying that the pass rush is dead and it is now all about pressure. What are they talking about and what do they know? The goal has always been about pressure, and the Sack is a result of that. [...]
"Wouldn't you love to determine the ultimate fate of your dentist, or, better yet, your lawyer? Wouldn't you love to go to his office and mess up his game, mess up his contract, mess up his life, and punish him for all your pain and suffering? Wouldn't you love to foul him, fine him, and [...]
MY FAVORITE ARTIST is my friend, 7 year old Mario Oliva. Mario is a wonderful artist, so several months ago I asked him if he would do a football painting for the Deacon Jones Foundation's NFL collection. He asked me to give him reference pictures and I searched and gave him a lot. Apparently his mother [...]
Deacon Jones and the Los Angeles Rams on the field of play.
We are so proud of our first class of students in the after school Mojave Art and Scholarship Program. Stay tuned for more on the progress of these amazingly talented individuals. We can't wait until the end of the program to award our first series of scholarships. This program is sponsored by the Deacon Jones [...]
1) What is your inspiration for painting? What made you want to pursue a career in art? I realized at a young age that I had a raw artistic talent, when other kids started taking notice of my drawings. In grade school, I had to do an “alphabet book project”. I chose to have each letter [...]
1) What is your inspiration for painting? What made you want to pursue a career in art? My inspiration for painting is my family. Though I have always enjoyed painting, as I began having children, I began painting more and more as a way to supplement my teaching income. I feel very blessed to be [...]
1) What is your inspiration for painting? What made you want to pursue a career in art? At an early age, I felt art is the best way I can express myself though drawing. Over the years of trial and errors, practice and persistence, I then developed several techniques that gave me the confidence to [...]
The Deacon Jones foundation is saddened by the passing of NFL Legend Frank Gifford today. All of our thoughts and prayers go out to the Frank Gifford Family.