Toronto Mayor Rob Ford hopes to bring a National Football League franchise to the city.So the fiscally-conservative Ford and his sycophantic brother are planning on bringing the NFL to Toronto... what, exactly? Is this their plan to strengthen Toronto's economy? Football? 'Cause I don't see it. I thought our problems went a bit deeper than this. I thought spending unnecessary dough on legacy projects was the problem, not the solution. Don't even get me started on the feasibility issues, and how much conflict they'll have with the already established sports empires, especially the Argos.
Ford, well-known for coaching high school football, and his brother Coun. Doug Ford said four groups have approached city hall with hopes of bringing a team north.
The 32-team league currently only plays in the U.S., although Toronto's Rogers Centre has been home field for the Buffalo Bills for some games during the past two seasons.
Doug Ford said a new team would be good for the city's economy.
"How can we bring tourism to Toronto? How can we create jobs? Great fit would be an NFL team," Ford told CBC News.
Several fans who spoke with CBC News said they'd welcome the NFL, known for its exciting and hard-hitting play — even in Toronto's already crowded professional sports market.
Well, I suppose Toronto voted in who they thought was best....