And the scandal-plagued Rob Ford didn’t shrink from the spotlight Sunday in the face of a key vote by his council that would effectively make him mayor of Toronto in name only.

Despite a plea from the CFL commissioner to stay away, an upbeat looking Ford showed up to watch his hometown Argonauts take on and lose to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats for a berth in next week’s Grey Cup. He also gave an interview with an American media outlet to make his case:

And in case you haven't heard -- Rob Ford and his brother will debut their own TV show tonight, "Ford Nation," and Rob says he wants to be Canada's prime minister! Check it out: