Canada’s Rob and Doug Ford have provided nearly as much entertainment in recent years as Bob and Doug McKenzie. Rob, the mayor (for now) of Toronto, took things up a notch on Tuesday by admitting that he smoked crack cocaine “in one of my drunken stupors.”
He presumably wasn’t in a drunken stupor when he selected his clothing for the press conference during which he admitted to smoking crack. Ford, as our friends at WFNZ in Charlotte pointed out during a weekly visit in which I angered Panthers fans by pointing out that the team’s 5-3 record could soon change now that real NFL teams are on the docket, was wearing a tie bearing a smattering of logos from various NFL teams.
It’s an old tie, bearing the outdated logos of the Broncos and Buccaneers, which were abandoned in the mid-1990s.
The wardrobe selection reminds us of the screwball comments from Doug Ford in 2011, when he suggested that Toronto could lure a team like the Jaguars, which “can barely crack 20,000 a game.”
Apart from being factually inaccurate, it was in hindsight an unfortunately prescient choice of word.