Even though he is likely barred from physically entering the U.S., Rob Ford's outsized ambition to cross beyond borders found another outlet, as Toronto's "crack mayor" will take to the Washington, D.C., airwaves, in D.C. to talk about sports.
Ford cut a deal with Washington radio station 106.7 The Fan to make weekly appearances on the "Sports Junkies" radio show, to offer football picks and general banter about sports, with hosts John Auville, Eric Bickel, Jason Bishop, and John-Paul Flaim. Ford's office confirmed his first appearance will be this Thursday.
No matter your feelings for Ford, no one can say he doesn't have a wealth of experience playing and coaching the game. As a younger man, Ford made the Carleton University football team but never played a down. After the crack scandal started, Toronto's Don Bosco Catholic Secondary School fired Ford from his coaching position after a decade with the football team. This year, Don Bosco won the championship.
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