Rob Ford and his sobriety coach are a buddy movie waiting to happen

by Joey deVilla on July 10, 2014

rob ford and bob marier

Photo from the Toronto Star taken by Bernard Weil.
Click the photo to see the source.

If you follow the antics of Toronto’s mayor Rob Ford, you’re probably aware that he’s spent the past few weeks in rehab and is back at the job with a sobriety coach in tow. The photo above recently appeared in the Toronto Star, and it has a certain “buddy film” quality to it. It cried out for a parody movie poster, and I’m not one to refuse such cries:

sobriety coach poster

This needs to be turned into a movie or Netflix series. I’m picturing Zach Galifianakis and Robert Downey Jr. in these roles.

IM THE MAYOR DEAL WITH IT 2The Toronto Star article asks an important question about Bob Marier, the sobriety coach: how is this guy supposed to be helping Rob Ford? Coaches of all sorts are supposed to set examples, and in a earlier incident this week, Marier allegedly set a poor one by kicking someone protesting at a Ford publicity appearance.

Here’s a video showing a police officer taking Marier to task for doing so, and Marier doing the very thing he’s supposed to stop his clients from doing: excusing himself through denial.

The Star quotes Peter Downing, who manages sobriety coaches at Cerberus Life Management and was himself a sobriety coach for many years. He states the painfully obvious: ““That’s not how you do it.”

When I first heard the Ford had hired a sobriety coach, I imagined that it would work out as well as the situation with Britney Spears’ diet coach, as portrayed on Family Guy (because all Rob Ford life moments have a corresponding Family Guy scene):

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Brent tadros July 13, 2014 at 2:00 am

I was there and the coach never touched the protester. Amazing how this story was spun . Felt for this guy … He has his hands full with Ford .

thelr July 14, 2014 at 10:21 am

Must’ve been a pretty weak kick, since the protester’s response was “Don’t shove me”. Nothing like this case: http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turkish-pms-adviser-goes-on-sick-leave-for-injury-to-leg-used-to-kick-soma-protester.aspx?pageID=238&nID=66658&NewsCatID=338

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