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|Rams great Deacon Jones would like nothing more than to see his former team return to L.A.|
Jones: When we won one game, we had more parties that the whole league. Hollywood treated us beautifully. In my first two years, we won four games and we had parties up the yin-yang with all the biggest stars in the world. Bob Hope was one of our owners then. We had Hollywood stars coming to our game. That was a part of the whole L.A. mystique. No matter what sport it is, it's all about Hollywood. Guys would sell their mothers to get to L.A. just to be a part of Hollywood. They all think they can be great actors but they don't know they're not going to get enough time to do that. Markazi: What will it mean to you to be at the first game when the NFL finally returns to Los Angeles? Jones: I just hope I'm alive. I just hope I'm alive to see it. That's what I'm hoping for. I don't got time for all that other garbage. I'm trying to hold on. The way they're going, everybody could be dead by the time they come back. I'm just trying to hold on. I ain't got no other aspirations. I just want L.A. to have pro football again. I hope I can live long enough to see it but they're taking a lot of time. Arash Markazi is a columnist and writer for ESPNLosAngeles.com.