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America’s Favorite (Canadian) Mayor Will Be on the Radio in Washington

Rob Ford will be giving his football picks every Thursday morning on 106.7 The Fan.

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, and by “while,” we mean about a whole day since his last memorable moment. (Posing for a photo with the Hell’s Angels, if you’re scoring at home.)

But starting tomorrow morning and every Thursday thereafter, people who listen to 106.7 The Fan’s morning show The Sports Junkies will hear from Ford, who will be dialing in at 8:40 AM to talk sports and give his football picks for the week, CBS Radio announced.

Ford might be a crack-smoking, ranting, nightmare (for Toronto) who has more than enough to eat at home, but if he’s been steadfast about anything during his time in the spotlight, it’s his love for American football. He even apologized for his crack-tainted drunken stupor while wearing a necktie emblazoned with the logos of every NFL team, and he can often be seen sporting a Buffalo Bills jersey, whether its at a game like last Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Hawks, or a photo op with a biker gang.

Frankly, this could be just the relief that Washington football fans famished by a lean season for the home team need. Ford might be a loud, obnoxious, substance-addled ratings grab, but the man knows his football:

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Benjamin Freed joined Washingtonian in August 2013 and covers politics, business, and media. He was previously the editor of DCist and has also written for Washington City Paper, the New York Times, the New Republic, Slate, and BuzzFeed. He lives in Adams Morgan.