Rob Ford lands a new weekly radio gig: NFL soothsayer

Rob Ford lands a new weekly radio gig: NFL soothsayer

(Image: Blind Nomad) (Image: Blind Nomad)
 

You can’t blame Rob Ford for being jaded about the media business: in the span of a month, the mayor lost his NewsTalk 1010 radio show, landed a TV gig on the Sun News Network, and then lost that, too. No wonder he and Doug rebuffed Dr. Phil and Oprah Winfrey’s offers to be reality television stars.

Finally, Ford seems to have found a media niche more to his liking: football prophet. The mayor has signed up to give his NFL picks and talk sports on Sports Junkies, a radio show based in Washington, D.C. His weekly appearances are tentatively scheduled for Thursdays at 8:40 a.m.

For the sake of the Washington-based listeners, we hope Ford’s gridiron chatter is more gripping—and less one-sided—than his political rhetoric. [CBS]