TSN TV Schedule TSN2 TV Schedule
CFL

Mayors of Toronto, Calgary make wager on 100th Grey Cup

{eot}
The Canadian Press
11/19/2012 11:51:43 AM
Decrease Text SizeIncrease Text Size
Text Size

CALGARY -- The Argonauts and the Stampeders aren't the only ones with bragging rights on the line in the upcoming Grey Cup championship.

The mayors of Toronto and Calgary -- the two teams' respective hometowns -- are also getting in on the action.

Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi has proposed a friendly wager that would see the losing city's mayor donating his weight in food to the winning city's food bank.

The loser would also have to wear the winning team's jersey for a council meeting.

Nenshi issued the challenge to Toronto Mayor Rob Ford on Twitter.

Hours later, Ford tweeted his acceptance, adding the Calgary mayor would "look great in Argo blue!"

Ford said he was aware he had more money to lose because he weighed more than Nenshi.

He estimates his weight at around 320 pounds and Nenshi's at 240 pounds.

"It's a friendly wager. So we'll see what happens," said Ford. "I'm really proud of Toronto, I'm really proud of the team."

The mayor said he couldn't wait until the big game.

"Go, Argos go!" he said. "Calgary's going to have their hands full."

The 100th Grey Cup is being held in Toronto on Sunday at the Rogers Centre, the Argos' home field.

Rob Ford (Photo: The Canadian Press)

zoom

(Photo: The Canadian Press)
Share This

Share This

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to FarkAdd to TwitterAdd to Stumble UponAdd to Reddit
Print this Story


Anthony Calvillo Retires

Take a look back at the career of one of the greatest CFLers ever, Anthony Calvillo. More...

Vote for the TSN CFL POY Champion!
TSN TweetBox

The Rouge Archive

Take a look back at a selection of hot topic questions from around the league. More...


As always, it's Your! Call.

© 2014
All rights reserved.
Bell Media Television