I googled “longest touchdown ever” and was directed to this 122-yard touchdown in Canada which is four yards shorter than the 126-yard touchdown Hamilton Tiger-Cat Brandon Banks of the CFL scored against the BC Lions on an errant field goal.
First things first, that’s an egregious field goal attempt but unsurprising considering how poor the kicking game is for so many teams in the NFL. I mean Canada gets the sh**** kickers. Think about that. They get the kickers that are too sh**** to replace the sh**** kickers that are in the NFL right now. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (who spent a SECOND-ROUND PICK on Florida State kicker Roberto Aguayo) signed free agent kicker Connor Barth last season after he tweeted he was available. That’s the state of the NFL kicking game. Guys are getting signed off Twitter so just imagine that in Canada, but 10x worse. You probably have teams in Canada not only signing guys off Twitter, but following random accounts in hopes that one of them can kick a football 30 yards.
Now to Brandon Banks, a former Washington Redskin and Kansas State wide receiver, who ran a 4.37 40-yard dash at the NFL combine in 2010. Canada needs to make their version of football relevant somehow which means that the fields are 110 yards long and the end zones are 20 yards deep. You can’t even really tell with Banks running as he took the kick back to the house untouched for what has to be the longest touchdown in the history of football. If somebody out there knows of a longer touchdown, let me know!