The Buffalo Bills Pre-Season Preview – New Owners By October? [VIDEO]
The lease on Ralph Wilson Stadium goes until 2023 so it's safe to say, they'll be playing there for the next 9 years. But why all the anti-Bon Jovi rhetoric in the region? Why are fans demanding a Bon Jovi boycott?
John Wawrow of the Associated Press reports:
The Buffalo Bills could identify a new owner within three months, leading Gov. Andrew Cuomo's stepping up the state's efforts to secure the franchise's long-term future in the region.
It's well known by Bills fans that Jon Bon Jovi wants to become an NFL owner, and it’s true he’s part a Toronto group expected to bid for the Buffalo Bills. A Toronto group? Noooo! Stay in Western New York is the fan's cry.
The AP also reports:
The founders of 12th Man Thunder are asking Buffalo-area bars to ban Bon Jovi's music from being played by DJs, live bands or juke boxes. They say so far 28 businesses have established "Bon Jovi Free Zones."
The group says more than 3,500 people have signed its online petition supporting efforts to keep the Bills in Western New York.
John Mara, the New York Giants' president CEO says the Buffalo Bills should stay in WNY. Many other NFL team owners agree. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell recently commented on the new stadium being proposed in Buffalo and he thinks that's an important step in preventing the Bills from moving.