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.
— kathodgson (@kathodgson) November 19, 2012
— Mark Brennan (@YYCmortgageguy) November 19, 2012
Most potentially entertaining
Ford & gravy… losing mayor doused in cold gravy #mayorbet
— Ryan (@carfreeyyc) November 19, 2012
Most potentially entertaining (runner-up)
#mayorbet loser does gangnam style dance in the winners city. In a tutu.
— A Raniga (@Lord_Raniga) November 19, 2012
Most environmentally conscious
— Tom Moffatt (@tmoffattndp) November 19, 2012
I think you should bet Ford that the losing town mayor must be Santa for a day at the winner's city's Eaton's Centre Mall #mayorbet
— Kyle Russell (@krussruss) November 19, 2012
Most depressing for Toronto
@nenshi If you could bet switching mayoral responsibilities, I think Toronto could be convinced to cheer for the Stamps.
— Bruce Arthur (@bruce_arthur) November 19, 2012