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Gosselin on Irvin Snub

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  1. Nors

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    ACQUIRED: 1996 Acquired by the Argos as a free agent March 15.

    PRO: Won an unprecedented four consecutive CFL most outstanding player selections from 1991 to 1994...Unanimous selection to the All-Canadian All-Star team each season...Has led the league in passing yardage on three separate occasions...Has completed 2,111 of 3,504 passes for 30,130 yards and 194 touchdowns in his six-year CFL career, and was the fastest of eight players ever to reach the 30,000-yard plateau...Also has 52 rushing TDs...His 60.2 career completion percentage ranks second only to Tom Wilkinson (60.6) and Tom Clements (60.3)...Has participated in eight playoff games and two Grey Cup contests in his six-year CFL career.

    1995: Completed 67.2 percent of his passes, his best career total to date...Threw only a stingy five interceptions in 332 attempts...Threw for over 400 yards passing on three occasions...Completed 29 of 37 for 427 yards and three TDs at Ott., July 13 in most productive game of the season...Named CFL offensive player-of-the-week for his efforts...Missed seven games with an elbow injury, returning to the Labour Day clash with Edmonton...Was his first time on the sidelines in five seasons...Hit the field again Oct. 27 vs. Argos at SkyDome...Took the Stamps to the Grey Cup game with stellar performance in 37-4 win vs. Edm. in divisional final...Completed 21 of 30 attempts for 261 yards and a TD...Also rushed nine times for 45 yards...Threw for 287 yards and a touchdown in Grey Cup game vs. Balt. at Regina's Taylor Field.

    1994: Recorded a CFL record-breaking total of 48 TD passes, beating his own career mark by four...Broke the CFL record for passing efficiency with a 118.2 rating...Led the league in passing yardage...Led the Stamps to a new league record with 698 points scored...Best game vs. Wpg., July 23 with 418 passing yards and six TD tosses, also rushed for two majors himself.

    1993: Was instrumental in helping the Stamps finish with their best regular season record ever (15-3)...Led the CFL in passing yardage...Ran for 11 of Calgary's 15 rushing TDs...Set a team record with 556 passing yards at Ott., Aug. 6...Set Stamp record with 37 completions at B.C., Oct. 23...Recorded seven games in which he threw for over 400 yards...Made his only career pass reception.

    1992: Granted free agency status in Feb. and joined the Stampeders on March 23 with a four-year deal...In 17th game of the season, became fastest CFL quarterback to reach 15,000 passing yards...Scored the game-winning touchdown with 19 seconds remaining without a shoe, capping an incredible 77-yard drive to defeat Edmonton 23-22 in the Western Final...Named MVP of Calgary's Grey Cup win over Win., Nov. 29 at SkyDome.

    1991: Helped rewrite a total of 23 CFL and B.C. Lion records...Set CFL record for passing yards in a season with 6,619, a record that still stands as does his `91 total of 466 completions...Responsible for 52 touchdowns, 38 passing and 14 rushing.

    1990: Joined the B.C. Lions as a free agent in June...Finished sixth in CFL passing and eighth in rushing.

    1989: Played five games with New England Patriots, passing for 493 yards and two TDs...Released by Patriots at the end of the season.

    1988: Played 11 games with the Patriots, passing for 1,150 yards and eight TDs.

    1987: Traded in Oct. to the New England Patriots in exchange for an eighth round choice in the 1988 NFL Draft from the Chicago Bears...Played in only one game.

    1986: Traded to Bears in Oct. along with a fourth round draft pick in 1987 in exchange for third and sixth round selections...Participated in five regular season games and one playoff contest.

    1985: Selected by the USFL's New Jersey Generals in Territorial Draft...Signed by Generals in Feb....Selected in the 11th round (285th overall) by Los Angeles Rams in NFL Draft...Spent NFL season on Rams developmental squad.

    COLLEGE: Best remembered for throwing the Hail Mary TD pass in a last-minute 47-45 upset over Miami in 1984...Won the Heisman Trophy later that year...At the time of his departure from Boston College, he was the all-time NCAA passing leader with 10,759 yards...Consensus All-American as a senior, and UPI, Sporting News, Kodak and ECAC player-of-the-year.

    PERSONAL: Doug and his wife Laurie have two children -- daughter Alexa and son Douglas Jr...Graduated from Boston College with degrees in computer science and speech communications...Younger brother Darren is reciever for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the CFL...Home is Natick, Mass. where he has a street named after him named "Flutie Pass"...An avid musician, who holds the likes of Aerosmith and Kim Mitchell as favorites. Flutie and brother Darren released a CD titled "Catch This" in 1996, with Doug on drums and Darren on guitar. The group known as The Flutie Brothers performed a successful tour of Western Canada in the off-season.
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    PASSING YEAR
    TEAM
    GP
    ATT
    COM
    YARDS
    PCT%
    INT
    LONG
    TD

    1985
    N.J.
    15
    281
    134
    2109
    47.7
    14

    13

    1986
    Chi.
    4
    46
    23
    361
    50
    2

    3

    1987
    Chi./N.E.
    2
    25
    15
    199
    60
    0

    1

    1988
    N.E.
    11
    179
    92
    1150
    51.4
    10

    8

    1989
    N.E.
    5
    91
    36
    493
    39.6
    4

    2

    1990
    B.C
    16
    392
    207
    2,960
    52.8
    19
    55
    16

    1991abcdefghi
    B.C.
    18
    730
    466
    6,619
    63.8
    24
    89
    38

    1992aghij
    Cal.
    18
    688
    396
    5,945
    57.6
    30
    81
    32

    1993abcdeghikl
    Cal.
    18
    703
    416
    6,092
    59.2
    17
    75
    44

    1994abcdeghikm Cal. 18 659 403 5,726 61.2 19 106 48
    1995 Cal. 11 332 223 2,788 67.2 5 63 16
    1996bcdegijno Tor. 18 677 434 5,720 64.1 17 97 29
    1997 Tor. 18 673 430 5,505 67.5 24 75 47
    1998 (current) Buf.
    Totals 172 5,476 3,275 45,667 59.8 185 106 297
  2. Hostile

    Hostile Tacos are a good investment Zone Supporter

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    The only impact I see there Nors is your head on the desk in frustration trying to uphold a sinking theory.
  3. Sandman52

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    You're right. Flutie was also discriminated by the NFL. That got me thinking, if only it had lasted a couple more seasons, who knows how many XFL Championships T-Gun Maddox coulda rode into the HOF.
  4. Rack Bauer

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    Actually, and I'm not 100% on this so don't quote me, I'm pretty sure each Canadian team is only allowed like 3 americans on each of their teams. Or maybe it used to be like that but isn't anymore.

    That said, I wouldn't be surprised if the top High School team in the nation could play with one of their teams.



    I don't recall putting him down cuz he was great in Canada.


    This also is irrelevant. Steve Walsh beat some credible defenses. So did Quincy Carter. Who cares? Again, I grew up watching Moon. He isn't worthy of being in the HoF.

    And just to give you a guage of how well I think you'd have to play to be in the HoF, I don't believe Steve Young is a HoFer either. The guy was a system QB that had the greatest WR in history to throw to. The fact that he was a first ballot HoFer and Irvin still isn't in is mind boggling.


    Again, color should have NOTHING to do with it. Color should not be a consideration, one way or the other.


    And how many Grey Cups did HE win? He may be the greatest Canadian Football player of all time! Put him in the HoF!

    :lmao:
  5. Bob Sacamano

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    how about adding Kurt Warner's AFL stats to his NFL resume when his time comes up? :D
  6. Bob Sacamano

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    :lmao2:

    the irony...oh the irony! :lmao:
  7. juice28

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    You can't be serious! I'm not a Steve young fan, and I'm adamant that he shouldn't be a first ballot, but the guy definitely deserves to be there.
  8. Nors

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    Lets Hope Irvins early drops in Hawaii yesterday don't further damage his case.

    In his defense he heard Larry Brown's footsteps! Good stuff!

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