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RIP Johnny "Lam" Jones

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by TheSportsPredictor, Mar 15, 2019.

  1. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

  2. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    one of the great sports names of all time. just a perfect ring to it. Without the "Lam," he was just Johnny Jones.

    Didn't realize he was drafted No. 2 overall by the Jets. Not a great pick, obviously, as he was at best a marginal contributor in his career.

    BTW, I'm guessing "Lam" is short for Lampsas, his high school? When I was a kid -- before the Internet and the boom of ESPN -- I used to hear his name on Jets broadcasts and among fans and always think they were saying Johnny "Lamb" Jones.

  3. justgladtobehere

    justgladtobehere Well-Known Member

    I'm just a bit too young to remember him. When I saw the name, though, my first thought was that 'lam' was referring to ''on the lam', meaning he ran like he was on the lam. That's cool, if a little convoluted.
  4. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    He began the tradition of Jets fans booing at the draft in the 80s.

    They traded away two future first-round picks to move up and get him. ... they took him ahead of Anthony Munoz and Art Monk (I know, it's hindsight, but still). And then he proceeded to demonstrate that world class sprinter speed and cement hands. ... doesn't work on a football field.

    RIP. Sounded like he had some serious downs and ups after his playing career.
  5. Old Crank

    Old Crank Member

  6. Slacker

    Slacker Well-Known Member

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