By Anthony McClean, Editor In Chief Emeritus NEW HAVEN (BASN) —...
Best Of The Black Boxes 2006
THE GREATEST QUARTERBACK OF ALL TIME HE NEVER WAS ASKED TO PLAY IN THE NFL DAMON ALLEN PLUS A VERY STRANGE TRAGIC COINCIDENCE
‘CANADIAN’ QB DAMON ALLEN
We need to be
of the plight of
The Black Quarterback
Nothing may better illustrate the depth of the on going struggle for equality and fairness for African American athletes in Sports’ singularly most powerful team position Football Quarterback than ………
The Damon Allen Story
Monday something Great
in Sports took place to
almost no notice
in the USA
Toronto Argonauts Quarterback Damon Allen became the all time leading passer in the entire history of professional football. Or any other kind for that matter with an incomprehensible 70,586 total yards surpassing another African American and NFL Hall of Famer Warren Moon who amassed 70,553 yards playing in both the Canadian Football League and the NFL. Allen in his 22nd season.
Damon Allen is also the 3rd leading rusher in CFL history NOT at Quarterback at any position. That is truly beyond comprehension. Here is a list of Allen’s regular season CFL records so far and he’s not done ……
CFL’s all-time leading passer CFL’s all-time leader in passing touchdowns CFL’s all-time leader in pass attempts CFL’s all-time leader in pass completions CFL’s all-time leader in rushing yards by a quarterback
Monday in the Labor Day Classic in Hamilton, Ontario this 43 year old Phenom the Argonauts Starting QB masterminded a 40-6 victory for his team while passing for 207 yards, going 16 for 24 and scoring 2 TDs. At the age of 43.
Think about it
The most prolific dynamic Quarterback in football history has NEVER played in the NFL NEVER been offered a job by an NFL team was NEVER drafted by ANY NFL team even though he was a superstar Quarterback in college.
Here is one summary of his college career ….
” A graduate of Cal State Fullerton, Allen set seven single season records in his senior year with the Titans and was named a 1st team Pacific Coast Athletic Association All-Star in 1984… led the team to two PCAA championships and broke a 26-year old NCAA record with only 3 interceptions in over 300 attempts… finished 16th in Heisman Trophy voting in 1984. ”
Still back in only 1985
NO NFL team would Draft him
even take him on as a Free Agent
This African American who would
become the Greatest Quarterback
in Football history.
And Damon Allen may well have 2-4 more very good seasons in him as a Starting Quarterback. RIGHT NOW Damon Allen would be one of the finest Starting QBs in the NFL if he were playing in the USA while he is a good 10 years older than most current Starting QBs in the NFL. As a mater of fact he is the ONLY Starting QB in Football history who is a Grandfather.
How good is all that
it is GREAT
Now for a strange tragic
twist of Coincidence
While Damon Allen was reveling in his success and his record on Monday in Ontario, Canada, far away on the streets of Brooklyn, New York stood another Black American with the identical name Damon Allen. Damon Allen of Brooklyn, New York, NYC Sanitation Dept. employee was also widely and highly praised in a more modest way.
Last year this Damon Allen, ten years younger than the CFL’s Damon Allen saved the life of a 4 year old girl when he caught her after she was thrown from the upper floors of a burning building. This Damon Allen was publicly acknowledged by a grateful city as a Hero for his rescue.
On Monday Damon Allen played the hero again
sheltering residents early Monday
from gunfire on the streets
As Damon Allen tried to calm the crazed gunman, this shooter raised the gun and shot Damon Allen in the head killing him at 33. Leaving him dying in a pool of his own Blood before Police arrived and medics.
Monday afternoon while
African American Damon Allen
celebrated his Achievements
in Ontario, Canada
African American Damon Allen
was lying stone dead in a morgue
in Brooklyn, New York
Both Damon Allens
heroes in very different way
One was Rewarded
One was Dead
for his Efforts
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THE LATE DAMON ALLEN OF BROOKLYN MEDAL FOR HEROISM AND WORK BOOTS