Jaguars should play game in Orlando, says former player Tony Boselli

(Most interesting reader retorts, radio rabble, tangy tweets and message-board mockery of the week):

On Grant Hill's retirement and Magic legacy: "Year in, year out, he was the best-dressed player on the bench. I'll miss his suits most of all."

On whether Magic would take back Dwight Howard if he wanted to come back: "You don't take your ex-girlfriend back after she leaves you for your boss."

On column about how new USF coach Willie Taggart should build up rivalry with UCF, not downgrade it: "It's not a rivalry until UCF actually wins a game in the series."

Notable quotables:

(In memory of David "Deacon" Jones, Orlando's greatest athlete who passed away earlier this week, three of my favorite quotes from the NFL legend):

Deacon on today's players: "I'd probably be arrested with this bunch of guys, they're soft — give me a break: These guys are soft ... I hit the head. I started there. … This game ain't never going to be safe."

Deacon on how he got his nickname: "No one would remember a player named David Jones - there are a thousand David Joneses in the phone book. I picked out Deacon because it has a religious connotation and it would be remembered in the violent pro football world. When the Rams sent out my player questionnaire, I simply listed my name as Deacon Jones. From then on, that's what I was."

Deacon on his passion for the game: "I wouldn't want to be a lawyer, I wouldn't want to be a doctor, I wouldn't want to be the president of the United States. I was destined - just like Ray Charles was born to sing the blues. Deacon was born to rush quarterbacks."

mbianchi@tribune.com. Follow him on Twitter @BianchiWrites. Listen to his radio show every weekday from 6 to 9 a.m. on 740 AM.

 

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