Mayors make wager on Argos-Ticats rivalry
By DON PEAT, QMI Agency
TORONTO - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and Hamilton Mayor Bob Bratina have a little extra riding on Saturday's Argos-Ticats game.
As the Toronto Argonauts and Hamilton Tiger-Cats prepare to hit the gridiron for the second game of the Ballard Cup series on Saturday night, the two mayors have agreed to a side bet.
Ford and Bratina agreed that should their respective hometown team lose the series, the losing mayor will wear the rival team's jersey at their next city council meeting.
The Ticats have one win in the series so far and could wrap it up with a win Saturday in Toronto.
Ford, a high school football coach, said he's got confidence in the Double Blue this weekend.
"Hamilton has a good program, perhaps if they ever want to be a contender again they should spend less time thinking about where to put a stadium and more time deciding who should be starting at quarterback," Ford chirped in a press release Friday.
Bratina, a veteran CFL play-by-play broadcaster, kept up the trash talk.
"The day after the Tiger-Cats defeat the Argos is always a good day in Hamilton," Bratina said. "That's why winning the best two out of three for the Ballard Cup is almost as good as the Grey Cup itself. Oskee WeeWee."