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    Buffalo Bills New Owner Predictions.

    So who does everyone think will buy the Buffalo Bills? Someone rumored in the paper, or do you think someone we never even heard of will come out of the woodwork to buy the franchise.



    The Trump Rumor is an interesting one. Several years ago, Donald wanted his feet in Buffalo. He applied for Gambling here and nearly purchased land to construct another one of his Trump Towers in the City of Buffalo.

    He also nearly bought a huge Show Boat, that would have been equipped with Movie theaters, Slot Machines and restaurants/bars. His plan was to have that boat dock here and sail out to the Flats in Cleveland every three hours. It was his plan to become fully invested in this area several years ago, until his application for Casinos got denied. Now he might sit back and watch as everyone freaks out about the Buffalo Bills leaving. As soon as people start to worry, he purchases the team and applies for Casinos again, with this time being approved for saving the Bills.

    The only thing to worry about in that scenario is that there is a rule in the NFL. You cannot be affiliated with gambling while owning a team. However, with a vote, this rule can voted on to be changed. The language does not specify if an Owner can have gambling interest while after he owns the team or before. Meaning that with a vote, the rule can be rewritten and specify that while being an owner, you cannot have any NEW gambling interests, therefore being that Trumps affiliation was before hand, he may get grandfathered in.

    Jeremy Jacobs is the next rumor. He is a from the area, who still owns a lot of property and land in Buffalo. Him owning a team can be very beneficial for paying out his other investments he already has in Buffalo. However, the NFL has a rule that you cannot own 2 professional franchises in two different cities. This is a rule that can also be voted on by owners and can probably be overturned with the fact that Jacobs has garnered a lot of respect in professional sports. But for anyone who thinks Jacobs will take his eldest son off the paperwork that is listed on anything Boston, just to put the team in his name instead will not happen.


    My prediction is George Gillette. Several years ago, someone I talked to all the time, who has a lot of clout in Buffalo sports, told me that Gillette and Jim Kelly already have a hand shake agreement to purchase the team from his wife and daughters after Ralph dies.

    Several years ago, this deal could have gotten done with Ralph, but apparently, Ralph said his last wish is to die the owner of the Buffalo Bills. He apparently felt that if he died 5-10 years after selling the team, he would be mentioned, but not that much around the league. However he felt that if he died while owning the team, half mass flags throughout the entire league, Media Frenzy, Moments of silence in every arena Etc Etc.

    With Kelly being sick, I do not know about this anymore. But the fact is if it was true Gillette wanted to buy the team, I doubt he would say forget it just because Jim is not capable anymore.

    Lets not forget about Galisano. He absolutely Loves football and the Buffalo Bills, way more than he ever cared about hockey. Galisano said after he sold the team, If the Bills are for sale, don't worry Buffalo, I will buy the team before they ever have a chance of relocating.

    Pegula could be another person, but he would only consider buying the team if there were no potential owners willing to keep the team in Buffalo. Pegula would only step in if there were no other options available, but this will not be a problem. There are several people willing to buy the team and keep them here. Everyone realizes that LA has had multiple failed organizations throughout the last 20-years, therefore they are not in any hurry to be the latest failure in the City. The only way LA gets another team is for the League to expand. That is the only way owners would vote on it.

    Unless the team was Jacksonville, which right now makes less money than any of the failed LA football franchises have ever made. Therefore by losing the money out of Jacksonville, it is worth the gamble because a team in LA cannot really do any worse. The Bills make money despite what people think. The owners would not OK a move to lose the money the Bills make, in hopes that a new LA franchise will have the longevity and make as much as Buffalo did. They wont take that risk.
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    Well the Jacobs rumor seems like there's something to it...so hopefully it's one of his children. As long as they are kept in Buffalo, I'm fine with whatever owner.

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    Yeah the Jacobs rumor makes sense. Especially since he owns a lot of the concessions in different arenas in all sports today. But he wants to own the team and doesn't want to run the team secretly through his sons. The NFL will have to take a vote on changing the rule of owning two different professional franchises. If he loses the vote, will he sell the Bruins in order to own the Bills is a big big question.

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    I just hope the team doesn't leave buffalo. If they do I'm not sure who ill cheer for being a Canadian. whichever team Hillis is on? :P

    Things will always work out in the end, but if you want them to turn out a certain way... You need to make it happen.

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    I personally do not think the Bills will ever leave Buffalo. The comish has already said that there is a rule that no team will ever be allowed to leave their city, when the city is up to 30% or more dependent on its team. The statement was made a few years ago when talking about the Detroit Lions, but I think Buffalo falls in the same category.


    With leaving to play in Canada, that will never happen. This year when there was a rumor of the NFL expanding to a London based team, several players from the Player Association said it will never happen. They said not one player wants to live outside the United States of America to play football. It was said that if the league forces this "crap", they will guarantee that all draft picks will hold out and that the team will never be able to sign a free agent. The players associating seems pretty adamant about never playing outside the US long term.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabres11 View Post
    I personally do not think the Bills will ever leave Buffalo. The comish has already said that there is a rule that no team will ever be allowed to leave their city, when the city is up to 30% or more dependent on its team. The statement was made a few years ago when talking about the Detroit Lions, but I think Buffalo falls in the same category.


    With leaving to play in Canada, that will never happen. This year when there was a rumor of the NFL expanding to a London based team, several players from the Player Association said it will never happen. They said not one player wants to live outside the United States of America to play football. It was said that if the league forces this "crap", they will guarantee that all draft picks will hold out and that the team will never be able to sign a free agent. The players associating seems pretty adamant about never playing outside the US long term.
    playing in Canada is quite a bit different than playing in Europe lol. Regardless, Toronto cant even sell out CFL games, so it would be a wildly dangerous investment for any business man.

    Things will always work out in the end, but if you want them to turn out a certain way... You need to make it happen.

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    Now Bon Jovi enters the conversation. Sadly, he wants to move the team to LA, not Toronto, even though his partnership group is from the area. Thank god the Bills fans have Tom Galisano as their ace in the hole. Going back to what he said, "if someone wants to buy the Bills and keep him here, I am ok with that. If they want to move them out of the area, I will be the highest bidder and will keep them here".

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