Nenshi's Grey Cup wager question: which Hamilton mayor?

 

 
 
 
 
Tijana Martin, Calgary Herald. CALGARY, AB .:  JUNE 28, 2013 --    Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi  speaks at the first Stampeders game of the season against the B.C Lions at McMahon Stadium on Friday, June 28, 2013. ( Tijana Martin/ Calgary Herald) For SPORTS story by TBA. Trax # 00045372C
 
 

Tijana Martin, Calgary Herald. CALGARY, AB .: JUNE 28, 2013 -- Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi speaks at the first Stampeders game of the season against the B.C Lions at McMahon Stadium on Friday, June 28, 2013. ( Tijana Martin/ Calgary Herald) For SPORTS story by TBA. Trax # 00045372C

Photograph by: Tijana Martin, Calgary Herald

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It’s a quarterback’s job to run the plays that win the Grey Cup. It’s a mayor’s job to make goofy wagers with the mayor of the rival team’s city.

Mayor Naheed Nenshi faces a quandary as the Calgary Stampeders take on the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, as he explained to reporters Monday.

“Of course, Hamilton got a new mayor elected on the 27th of October, but he’s not sworn in yet. So do I make the bet with the old mayor or the new mayor? If I make it with the old mayor, it means his last official act will be paying off a bet to me. I don’t know if that’s right or fair,” Nenshi said.

“We’ll figure it out.”

Hamilton Mayor Bob Bratina chose not to run again after one term. Mayor-elect Fred Eisenberger gets sworn in on Dec. 3 — three days after the CFL championship match.

Whichever one gets involved in the steaks-for-doughnuts (or whatever) bet, Nenshi won’t get to rub elbows when he attends Sunday’s game in Vancouver. The outgoing and incoming mayors won’t be at the Grey Cup, CBC reports.

After the 43-18 drubbing the Stampeders gave to the Eskimos on Sunday, Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson owes 100 pounds of food to Calgary’s food bank.

This is the second time in Nenshi’s mayoralty that the Stamps have gone to the Grey Cup. In 2012, Nenshi lost a bet to Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and had to donate his weight in cans to the Toronto food bank, and briefly wore Argonauts blue at a Calgary council meeting.

Are black and gold good colours for Nenshi? We’ll see*.

 *The author of this story grew up in Hamilton.

 
 
 
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Tijana Martin, Calgary Herald. CALGARY, AB .:  JUNE 28, 2013 --    Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi  speaks at the first Stampeders game of the season against the B.C Lions at McMahon Stadium on Friday, June 28, 2013. ( Tijana Martin/ Calgary Herald) For SPORTS story by TBA. Trax # 00045372C
 

Tijana Martin, Calgary Herald. CALGARY, AB .: JUNE 28, 2013 -- Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi speaks at the first Stampeders game of the season against the B.C Lions at McMahon Stadium on Friday, June 28, 2013. ( Tijana Martin/ Calgary Herald) For SPORTS story by TBA. Trax # 00045372C

Photograph by: Tijana Martin, Calgary Herald

 
Tijana Martin, Calgary Herald. CALGARY, AB .:  JUNE 28, 2013 --    Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi  speaks at the first Stampeders game of the season against the B.C Lions at McMahon Stadium on Friday, June 28, 2013. ( Tijana Martin/ Calgary Herald) For SPORTS story by TBA. Trax # 00045372C
Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi will have to figure out which mayor of Hamilton he'll be placing bets with: the outgoing or incoming.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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