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Darrell K. happy with lighter load only if Argos win
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Toronto Star - Toronto, Ont.
Author: Milt Dunnell TORONTO STAR
Date: Nov 11, 1991
Start Page: C.3
Section: SPORTS
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When Darrell K. Smith first heard about the possibility of playing football in Canada, a blizzard immediately obliterated the ball which, in his mind picture, he was about to catch. Six years later, come Grey Cup day in Winnipeg, Smith still could find out he had it right. That's provided the Argos survive Sunday's Eastern final, which will be played in the luxurious comfort of the SkyDome.

Smith caught a league record 20 touchdown passes last year. This year, he caught 10 and still had a good season. Part of the difference was Rocket Ismail, the mega-million arrival from Notre Dame. The Rocket was here to prove that Bruce McNall, John Candy and Wayne Gretzky were right when they put their money into Canadian football. He may not have proved anything yet, but no one denies he put butts in the seats. To do that, he had to get the ball. So Darrell K. Smith saw it less frequently.

Smith, like many of the league's top players, discovered the CFL after disappointments in the NFL, which they all regard as The Show, as they say in baseball. Ralph Goldston, who played for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in their glory days, helped to steer Smith this way. He was a friend of the Smith family.

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