Moon erased colour barriers
The Saskatoon StarPhoenix published this story about former University of Washington quarterback Warren Moon after he spoke at the annual Dogs' Breakfast, which raises funds for the University of Saskatchewan Huskies' football program.
"Warren Moon touched off a seismic eruption in 1978 when his skin colour sent him running across the Canada/U.S. border.
That eruption was slow to develop, but impossible to stop -- something the retired quarterback takes great pride in. A widespread NFL bias against black quarterbacks -- they didn't have the qualities to lead a football team, you see -- weakened as Moon tore apart the Canadian Football League as a member of the Edmonton Eskimos. After six years and five Grey Cups, he moved on to the NFL, where he broke records and smashed old perceptions."
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