Seven Grey Cup bets we wish Rob Ford and Naheed Nenshi would make

Seven Grey Cup bets we wish Rob Ford and Naheed Nenshi would make


After the Toronto Blue Jays’ Alex Anthopoulos opened the week with a blockbuster deal, Toronto sports fans were given another reason to celebrate at the end of the week: the Toronto Argonauts’ electrifying 27-20 triumph over Montreal yesterday, earning the squad a spot in the 100th Grey Cup. Which means the big game this Sunday at the Rogers Centre will pit the host city team against the Calgary Stampeders. Unsurprisingly, the already thriving Calgary versus Toronto rivalry is quickly escalating. Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi sent out a tweet this morning, trying to goad Rob Ford into a bet that would see the loser wear the opposing team’s jersey for a council meeting and donate his weight in food to the winning city’s food bank. Football-crazy Ford quickly accepted (with the requisite bit of trash talk), but not before Nenshi put out the call to his townsfolk for alternative wagers using the hashtag #mayorbet. Here, a quick list of our favourites.

Most pointed

Most sensible

Most potentially entertaining

Most potentially entertaining (runner-up)

Most environmentally conscious

Most seasonal

Most depressing for Toronto

(Images: Naheed Nenshi, 5of7; Rob Ford, Christopher Drost)