Though Bills owner Ralph Wilson isn’t more on the verge of death than any other 95-year-old, it’s enough to get people thinking about the future of the franchise when he passes.
And while it’s been presumed that the team would pass along to a Canadian business group that helped keep the Bills afloat by helping schedule games in Toronto, there’s a potential celebrity wild card in the mix: Jon Bon Jovi.
Rock star Jon Bon Jovi is consumed with purchasing an NFL team, according to numerous sources with knowledge of the situation, and is among the parties positioning to purchase the Buffalo Bills when the team comes up for sale.
The Bills will go to the market when owner Ralph Wilson passes, and, while many league sources believe the Rogers Communications group in Toronto, who already work closely with the Wilson family to stage games annually in Toronto, is the prime suitor for the franchise, sources said Bon Jovi has spent considerable time in the area getting to know politicians and power brokers and even added a date there late in a recent tour to allow for more time to allocate to the matter.
Yes, America wants nothing more than a showdown between Bon Jovi and the Canadians.
As ridiculous as it sounds, Bon Jovi has some previous experience in the field of owning sports franchises. For four years, along with Ron Jaworski, he was the co-owner of the Philadelphia Soul of the arena league. Of course, that’s like saying you have experience owning a yacht because you’ve went in on a Sea-Doo with your buddy.
At any rate, Bon Jovi ownership would be a really a great way for Buffalo to court fans in New Jersey and to make sure their games are even more packed with people with big hair than they already are.