Damon Allen: Over the Moon

argosWith a shovel pass to Arland Bruce III at 5:02 of the third quarter, Damon Allen made football history. Bruce III's 29-yard touchdown run put Allen over Warren Moon's pro football record of 70,533 yards. Damon Allen is unquestionably the most prolific passer in professional football history.

As the most prolific passer in professional football history, one might assume he'd have a place in Canton, home of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. It is, after all, the Pro Football Hall of Fame and not the NFL Hall of Fame. The top QB should be a shoe-in, but I'll bet he's slighted and never enshrined. Those who vote don't appreciate the CFL and regard it as a minor league system. Dan Marino is on the record as saying Allen shouldn't be considered because he played all his pro ball in Canada. It's a damn shame.

Hall of Fame worthy or not, Allen's accomplishment is remarkable and he couldn't have done it in a better uniform. It's 19-6 right now. There's nothing finer than whipping the Tiger-Cats on Labour Day. Argoooooooooos!

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I agree 1000000%! Weren't at least part of Moon's 70,533 yards achieved in the CFL? You can't have it both ways. Either it's a Pro Hall of Fame and Allen gets in, or it's an NFL Hall of Fame and Moon's record doesn't exist.

September 5, 2006 @ 11:13 AM

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