Rob Ford Kimmel Gold Medal Celebration

Rob Ford's gold medal victory dance makes Kimmel

When the Canadian women's hockey team came back to win gold in overtime yesterday, it was about as exciting as sports get. And no one was more enthused than Rob Ford. Say what you will about the mayor, I actually find his jumping victory dance rather endearing. Sure he looks awkward, but it's also the happiest I think I've seen him in ages. The problem is, of course, that given his past history of hijinks on the council floor, everyone's going to take note of his exuberant outburst. And that includes Jimmy Kimmel, who's developed quite the fascination with our mayor over the last few months.

If you've seen the video of Ford's celebration, you'll understand why it made the host's opening monologue (just a day after Fallon started off with Ford as well). On its own, it'd be a quirky outburst of positive emotion. Placed in the context of various scandals, it can't help but add to a narrative in which restraint has posed a challenge for the mayor.


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