Friday, July 30, 2004 - Hall of Fame defensive end David "Deacon" Jones' glowering disapproval these days isn't as fearsome as his head-slap once was, when he rushed the passer for the Los Angeles Rams. Nonetheless, John Elway doesn't want to get Jones mad on Aug. 8, when the former Broncos quarterback steps to the podium in Canton, Ohio, and makes his Hall of Fame induction speech in front of Jones, other previous inductees and an international television audience.
Elway is eager to take the field at Invesco - Rocky Mountain News - Alan Pearce
July 30, 2004 - John Elway will be back for one last pass at playing football, less than two weeks after being enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The former Denver Broncos great will quarterback a Denver Broncos team in a touch football game Aug. 20 at Invesco Field at Mile High. Joe Montana will lead the other team, NFL All-Stars, in an event being billed as "A Game of Fame." "There's not a better love affair between an NFL team and its fans than Colorado," Elway said Thursday at a news conference to promote his first and last game at Invesco Field. "It's one last chance for me to say thanks to fans, and we're going to have fun."
Elway aims to stay cool at induction - Daily Camera
July 30, 2004 - John Elway is already writing the fourth version of the speech he will read during his Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Canton, Ohio on Aug. 8. The former Denver Broncos quarterback said he's nervous about keeping his emotions in check while standing on the podium, something Elway struggled with during his retirement announcement in 1999.
Elway-Reeves reunion may heal old wounds - Mercury News - Milo F. Bryant
Thu, Jul. 29, 2004 - As much as some Denver Broncos fans may not want to admit it, Dan Reeves is a huge part of the reason John Elway will join quarterbacks such as Joe Montana, Roger Staubach, Terry Bradshaw and Dan Fouts in the Pro Football Hall of Fame next month. The paradox is interesting. Reeves, the coach credited with holding back Elway for so long, may be the coach who warrants the most credit for Elway's Aug. 8 enshrinement. The two will be reunited as coach and player Aug. 20 at Invesco Field at Mile High in a flag football game.
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