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Rob Ford to talk NFL on Washington radio station

12/04/2013 02:08 EST | Updated 02/03/2014 05:59 EST
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford will join a Washington sports talk radio station for a weekly segment of NFL predictions, the station announced.

“We think he’s hilarious,” the station said via its Twitter account. "[We're] thrilled to have him on the show."

The show, called Sports Junkies, airs weekday mornings from 6-10 a.m. on 106.7 The Fan in the U.S. capital. Ford is tentatively scheduled for an 8:40 a.m. appearance.

Ford’s connection to football is nothing short of an obsession. The mayor has coached high school teams for decades, and regularly attends CFL games all over Canada.

Ford famously wore a vintage NFL tie on the day he admitted to using crack-cocaine while in office. The tie featured logos of all NFL teams, circa the 1993-4 season.

He also recently attended a Buffalo Bills game in Toronto against the Atlanta Falcons, wearing running back Fred Jackson's jersey. He wears Toronto Argos jerseys to council on occasion as well.

The NFL is currently in Week 14 of its 17-week regular season, with the playoffs starting in January.

Ford’s radio segment can be heard outside the Washington, D.C.-area online at WatchTheJunkies.com.

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