Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is known for many things, including his decision to wear a tie emblazoned with outdated logos of NFL teams on the day he finally admitted to smoking crack.
That’s not Ford’s only connection to football. He is fond of wearing a Toronto Argonauts jersey with his name on the back, including when denying allegations of sexual impropriety at the workplace by pointing out that he’s married and has plenty to eat at home, and was a high school football coach before becoming making all of our lives a bit more amusing by entering the political arena.
Ford’s love of the gridiron has him planning a visit to Toronto’s Rogers Centre on Sunday to watch as the Bills and Falcons do battle in the city that elected him to its highest municipal office. While Ford has become a well-known figure in recent weeks, Bills coach Doug Marrone had to be told about Ford’s crack smoking when he was asked about Ford’s behavior during a press conference.
“Really? Well I hope that he can find a way to better himself. Last time I checked that’s illegal, so hopefully he can find a way to help himself,” Marrone said, via the Toronto Sun. “I say that for anyone, you don’t have to be the mayor, you could be a guy who is down the street. There are a lot of issues and a lot of challenges in life and I hope that people turn themselves to get help if they think they have a problem.”
While he’s currently dealing with an implosion of a pretty grand scale himself, we’re guessing that Falcons coach Mike Smith won’t be trying to get an audience with Ford to discuss crisis management strategies.