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Toronto mayor admits to using crack, while wearing NFL tie

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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It’s an old tie, bearing the outdated logos of the Broncos and Buccaneers, which were abandoned in the mid-1990s.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.

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36 Responses to “Toronto mayor admits to using crack, while wearing NFL tie”
  1. finsfrontofficeisajoke says: Nov 6, 2013 9:22 AM

    Lawrence Taylor is flabbergasted.

  2. biggins94 says: Nov 6, 2013 9:25 AM

    If there’s no fan base, were does team get the money from? There’s a lot of cities that would watch an nfl game every Sunday. Give Jacksonville to Fargo North Dakota. They would back the team instead of watching the vikings lose every year since the team existed.

  3. jaxdolfan says: Nov 6, 2013 9:25 AM

    I am only offended by the Washington NFL team’s logo on his tie.

  4. doctorrustbelt says: Nov 6, 2013 9:25 AM

    Alcoholic.

    Drunken Stupor.

    NFL Merchandise.

    Rob Ford would fit in well at the tailgate.

  5. proudlycanadian says: Nov 6, 2013 9:26 AM

    Unfortunately, Rob Ford just doesn’t have a clue about how idiotic his behaviour has been. He refuses to admit that he has a drinking and substance abuse problem. As far as his brother is concerned, an investigative reporter has discovered that Doug Ford was once a hash dealer. Doug has not sued the newspaper that made that revelation.

  6. bucrightoff says: Nov 6, 2013 9:28 AM

    He must have been on a drunken stupor to wear that tie.

  7. scoops1 says: Nov 6, 2013 9:30 AM

    Gentlemen… which brings me to my next point.

    Don’t smoke crack.

  8. blowpackblow says: Nov 6, 2013 9:33 AM

    I thought crackheads were skinny. This clown looks like he has had the munchies.

  9. doctorrustbelt says: Nov 6, 2013 9:39 AM

    He wore his NFL tie because his Hong Kong Fuey tie was dirty.

  10. realskipbayless says: Nov 6, 2013 9:39 AM

    Nice tie.

  11. godofwine330 says: Nov 6, 2013 9:42 AM

    How do you smoke crack in ANY kind of stupor? I mean, seriously. This is just dumb. What? He had to get him some liquid courage to try crack? This is why I don’t watch the news. Please, Florio, do us a favor and leave these stories to Faux News or one of those other stations. I know he was wearing a dated NFL tie, but it isn’t an NFL story. It’s just some idiot that was voted mayor because the city didn’t know how much of an idiot he truly was, but they won’t make that mistake next election…if he makes it that far.

  12. rhamrhoddy says: Nov 6, 2013 9:43 AM

    Looks like a highball glass in the picture. Well done Florio!

  13. routerunner says: Nov 6, 2013 9:44 AM

    How old is that tie? It has the Houston Oilers, creamsicle Buccaneer, and outdated Broncos logo on there.

  14. daveon1y says: Nov 6, 2013 9:51 AM

    “…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…”

    see, this is the problem with your statement and this is why we are mad. We are perfectly aware of our competitions record. No one is disputing that these teams are not very good. HOWEVER, there is no such thing as a fake NFL team in this league. Every team is real and every game is real. Ask the jets, who got blown out by Cincy, then turn around and beat the Saints.

    The thing the makes our run remarkable isn’t WHO we play, it’s HOW we are playing. I don’t care who you are, in these league it is VERY difficult to blow out 4 teams in a row and 5 in the last 6 games. That just doesn’t happen often at all in the history of the NFL. We are not playing college teams, we are not playing semi-pro teams, we are playing and DOMINATING NFL teams. That deserves some respect.

  15. joetoronto says: Nov 6, 2013 10:04 AM

    Never underestimate the power and collusion of the left wing media.

    Mayor Ford like to party after hours, no doubt about it. He’ll also talk to anybody and take a picture with anybody.

    Something no one mentioned though is that he saved the city from bankruptcy, because the long line of Liberal Mayors before him gave away all the money.

    He’s done one hell of a job, but he parties a bit too hard after hours.

  16. overratedsteelerhater says: Nov 6, 2013 10:06 AM

    the tie the least of this guys problems.

  17. johnnyjagfan says: Nov 6, 2013 10:10 AM

    I’ve got an old tie similar to it with outdated logos. Jags and Panthers are on it. It’s horrible. But I wear it the Friday before Super Bowl annually.

    The NFL is everywhere. Even on a cracksmoking mayor’s tie. Unreal market saturation.

  18. wjcain23 says: Nov 6, 2013 10:11 AM

    so, NO ONE is asking how the mayor got ahold of some crack???

  19. fground says: Nov 6, 2013 10:11 AM

    daveon1y says:
    Nov 6, 2013 9:51 AM

    “the thing the makes our run remarkable isn’t WHO we play, it’s HOW we are playing. I don’t care who you are, in these league it is VERY difficult to blow out 4 teams in a row”

    you are very correct. In fact there has been only 20 teams that have won 4 games in a row by at least 14 points since 1990. Every one of those teams made the playoffs.

  20. fumblenuts says: Nov 6, 2013 10:14 AM

    Fat, Drunk and Stupid is no way to go through life son.

    Respectfully,

    Dean Wormer

  21. zeddicuszorander says: Nov 6, 2013 10:16 AM

    Who’s this fool think he is…Marion Barry?

  22. fground says: Nov 6, 2013 10:18 AM

    this Ford guy seems to have ties to the gang bangers he was smoking crack with. He actually pays the utility bills for the house the video was taken at…which is a known crack house according to police.

    When the video went missing, Ford’s driver/friend/drug dealer – roughed up the guys who took the video (gang banger arrested for drug and gun trafficking) and told Ford it was taken care of. Now that driver is being charged with extortion for his efforts at recovering the video as well as other charges related to his drug trafficking business.

    Toronto’s Mayor appears to be a drug lord. So proud to be a Canadian today.

  23. ccjcsr says: Nov 6, 2013 10:22 AM

    What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas!

  24. whysomanylosers says: Nov 6, 2013 10:26 AM

    “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.”

    My 9 year old can write sentences that long, but she is smart enough not to do so.

    (if this slips past the evil censors I will be surprised)

  25. travelingwillies says: Nov 6, 2013 10:26 AM

    Panthers fan… Remarkable run? Really? You guys are 2 games over .500 beating up on bad teams. Nothing remarkable about the panthers.

    How quickly you guys forget that Arizona smacked you guys around and you lost to the bills. Get over yourselves. Maybe when the panthers beat a good team, people will take you guys seriously

  26. fground says: Nov 6, 2013 10:33 AM

    always fascinating when statements of fact gets a thumbs down on this site.

  27. sd5547 says: Nov 6, 2013 10:56 AM

    “Richie Incognito made me do it”………..

  28. jaxdolfan says: Nov 6, 2013 10:56 AM

    Considering his size and the appetite suppressing qualities of crack, I tend to believe him when he says he has only used it sparingly.

  29. daveon1y says: Nov 6, 2013 11:06 AM

    travelingwillies says: Nov 6, 2013 10:26 AM

    Panthers fan… Remarkable run? Really? You guys are 2 games over .500 beating up on bad teams. Nothing remarkable about the panthers.
    …………………………………………………………………………….

    ok, 2 things wrong with your statement here. First off, I was not saying the panthers are remarkable, there is half the season left and we obviously still have some work to do. however, the RUN is. You reference the run in the first sentence, and then reference the panthers for the rest of the statement. You seem confused.

    Secondly, let’s look at this word for a second:

    remarkable

    adjective
    1.
    notably or conspicuously unusual; extraordinary: a remarkable change.
    2.
    worthy of notice or attention.

    As reader fground pointed out, what we have done as only been done 20 other times in the NFL says 1990. The season will play out and we will see what that ends up meaning later. But if nothing else that is most definitely worthy of attention. I guarantee the rest of the teams on our schedule are paying attention.

  30. z06vision says: Nov 6, 2013 11:29 AM

    He could of said, he just took cold medicine like K Winslow. At least he admitted it.

  31. atleastimnotaraidersfan says: Nov 6, 2013 11:43 AM

    So daveon1y, what position do you play on YOUR team?

  32. joetoronto says: Nov 6, 2013 11:52 AM

    jaxdolfan says:
    Nov 6, 2013 10:56 AM
    Considering his size and the appetite suppressing qualities of crack, I tend to believe him when he says he has only used it sparingly.
    ***********************************************
    Exactly, the man is 400 lbs.

    A lot of people conveniently don’t mention this.

  33. daveon1y says: Nov 6, 2013 11:58 AM

    well, atleastimnotaraidersfan, i play the most important position there is: FAN. i support the team, i by merch, i buy tickets and occasionally concessions, and i cheer. further more i live in the city my team plays in, so my tax money supports stadium upgrades. i am more than allowed to stake claim in my team in the same way i stake claim to my community. is that not what sports is about?

  34. zeddicuszorander says: Nov 6, 2013 1:59 PM

    I like how smoking crack is referred to as partying a little too hard. Nice work Josie.

  35. baltimoresnativeson says: Nov 6, 2013 3:12 PM

    Fact: His approval rating received a slight bump after this news surfaced.

  36. boyshole25 says: Nov 6, 2013 3:24 PM

    Lawrence Taylor is…. Ahh beat me to it

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