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Taco John
02-05-2007, 10:18 AM
As many of you might be aware, after the smash hit success of quarterback, Warren Moon, black quarterbacks, thought to be mostly gimmicky, suddenly started popping up all over the place. One such quarterback was Steve Mcnair.

What impact did Warren Moon have on black quarterbacks in general and the resurgence of the black quarterback across the league?

Or is this a mere coincidence?

Consider that Warren Moon was the record-holder for passing yardage in all of professional football.

Phobia
02-05-2007, 10:22 AM
I don't like Moon so I'd imagine I'm a little biased.

I think that black QB's were inevitable with or without Moon's success. Race relations were evolving quickly and Warren Moon was an early benefactor. I think we'd still have the same black QB acceptance today if Warren Moon had been flattened by a bus in his rookie year.

acesn8s
02-05-2007, 10:23 AM
What about Cunningham?

Chiefnj
02-05-2007, 10:23 AM
Wasn't Doug Williams before Moon? Cunningham came on the same time as Moon (1 year later) and did fairly well.

ROYC75
02-05-2007, 10:28 AM
Probally not, it was just a matter of time that the talent would be to hard to pass up. Like anything else, time changes and so did the theory that a black athlete couldn't QB in the NFL.

Count Alex's Wins
02-05-2007, 10:31 AM
Nice parody thread.

el borracho
02-05-2007, 10:31 AM
I give this parody a 6 out of 10.

Cochise
02-05-2007, 10:32 AM
It would have happened eventually anyway. I don't think Warren Moon presented anything exceptional other than being a pretty talented QB.

Phobia
02-05-2007, 10:37 AM
I give this parody a 6 out of 10.

Crap. I got sucked in. I don't click on Star Trek crap.

acesn8s
02-05-2007, 10:38 AM
It would have happened eventually anyway. I don't think Warren Moon presented anything exceptional other than being a pretty talented QB.
He should have better NFL numbers but they didn't want him. Not until he lit up the CFL.

Cochise
02-05-2007, 10:44 AM
He should have better NFL numbers but they didn't want him. Not until he lit up the CFL.

No kidding? He played in the CFL first? Was he any good there?

acesn8s
02-05-2007, 10:46 AM
No kidding? He played in the CFL first? Was he any good there?
Who? Flutie? What?

NaptownChief
02-05-2007, 10:59 AM
Thank gawd Moon paved the way cause I can't imagine where the NFL would be today without McNair's 3,000 yards, 16 TD's and 3 vaginal injuries per season.

Taco John
02-05-2007, 12:50 PM
Nice parody thread.


It's less a parody thread, and more a "prove a point" thread...

Count Alex's Wins
02-05-2007, 12:52 PM
It's less a parody thread, and more a "prove a point" thread...

In that case it's pretty weak...