Montreal Alouettes quarterback Anthony Calvillo broke the all-time professional football passing yard records on today, passing Damon Allen who had 72,381 yards. The Montreal and Quebec presses, of course, is playing it all up with articles like how Calvillo is the best and all with articles like this (Montreal Gazette).
But why do they even bother having such a pretentious award considering the Canadian Football League (CFL) is basically a minor league for the National Football League (NFL)?
That’s going to offend a lot of Canadians and CFL fans, but face it. It is. The players there aspire to make the NFL, and will leave if they get the call.
So think of something then.
Do you see all-time professional home run awards combining Major League and AAA totals?
Do you see all-time professional goals or points awards combining National Hockey League and minor hockey league totals?
So why is the CFL making a big deal of most pro passing yard to be handing out such awards? How pretentious is it to be putting up the list of Calvillo and Allen ahead of true greats like Favre and Marino. I’d be willing to throw in Warren Moon cause at least Warren Moon made the NFL!
Think about it. You’re parading around two guys who couldn’t even make the NFL as being greater than their greatest legends!
You can put that in the dictionary as the definition to pretentious and forget any other attempt at a definition. What kind of nonsense is that???
And talk about embarrassing! Do they think nobody knows the difference?
Sure, it’s professional football. It’s a politically well chosen name for the award. There’s nothing “technically” wrong with the name, but there’s everything wrong with the intent.
If the CFL are still of the pretentious mentality to advertise in the same “technically correct” manner some years back about how their “balls are bigger”, referring to the football but with the double entendre towards the NFL, all it’s good for is so they can kick themselves there more easily with awards like this most pro passing yard crap.