Tonight, at BC Place, not far from here, Damon Allen completed
a 109-yard touchdown pass.
If you'd like some perspective, I'm about two yards tall.
A CFL field, excluding the endzones, is exactly 110. A 109-yard
pass, thrown from the one yard line, is the longest possible
toss in the CFL in any football league. Allen is only
the fourth quarterback in CFL history to skip the usual tribulations
of moving the ball upfield in fits and starts, and throw a
touchdown pass from one end clear to the other. He threw for
a career high 492 yards in the game and led the Lions to a
come from behind 48-37 win over the previously unbeaten Alouettes.
We meant to attend forgot.
Missing "maybe the best game ever played at BC Place"
was the capper to a recent series of mostly insignificant
fuck-ups; a last paper cut, right between the fingers where
the skin webs, that makes you howl and stop shuffling papers
so recklessly for a moment.
Long enough to get this right: three excellent poems from
three good peopleMFD.
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