Argos to honour Allen

Damon Allen will be honoured before the Argos-Ticats game on Saturday after setting the pro...

Damon Allen will be honoured before the Argos-Ticats game on Saturday after setting the pro football record for most passing yards on Monday. (Toronto Sun/Fred Thornhill)

DEAN McNULTY -- Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 8:04 AM ET

The Argonauts will honour quarterback Damon Allen on Saturday with a special half-time show to mark his career pro football passing record -- 70,596 yards -- that he reached in Monday's 40-6 romp over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats at Ivor Wynne Stadium.

Saturday's return match against the Ticats at the Rogers Centre will have both Warren Moon -- the Pro Football Hall of Famer who previously held the record -- and Allen's brother Marcus in attendance.

"We have some surprises planned as well," Argos spokesperson Beth Waldman said yesterday.

The Argos also have a special ticket promotion that will honour Allen's No. 9.

"For groups of nine or more we will have tickets on sale at $9.99," she said. "And best seats in the house are going to be specially priced at $99."

The Argos had yesterday off but will be on the practice field today to get ready for the re-match with Hamilton.

And given recent history, it's likely they will face a much tougher Hamilton squad.

In the 2005 Labour Day Classic, the Argos were 33-30 losers at Hamilton but came back to trash the Ticats 48-0 five days later at the Rogers Centre.

The Ticats, not nearly as bad as the score Monday indicated -- they were down only 5-3 at the half -- will be anxious to get their revenge in the Argos' back yard.


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