Mayor John Tory, former CFL commissioner, forgets about Argos

Toronto mayor John Tory tweeted out his encouragement to the city’s sports teams this morning, which is nice, but there was only one problem: he forgot the Toronto Argonauts.

The link is a story on the Rolling Stone website which asks “Is Toronto the Next Great North American Sports City?” and then reviews, in mostly boilerplate fashion, the challenges the city’s sports teams have had in winning titles recently. While it includes pro soccer team Toronto FC, the article declines to mention the Argos, who won the Grey Cup as recently as 2012 (the Grey Cup isn’t mentioned in a list of 2016’s notable sporting events, either.)

This is pretty predictable from American publication known for its music writing and political coverage (and more recently, bad reporting) but it’s hard to understand why Tory – the CFL commissioner from 1996 to 2000 – would overlook the Argonauts while somehow managing to include the Toronto Rock of the National Lacrosse League.

Tory tried to rectify his gaffe about a half-hour later, replying to his own original Tweet.

Of course, the second Tweet doesn’t appear in Tory’s actual timeline and has been re-Tweeted and liked far less than the original.

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