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Bon Jovi could be buying a piece of the Falcons

Richie Sambora, Jon Bon Jovi AP

In Miami, owner Stephen Ross has been selling off pieces of the Dolphins to a smattering of entertainers, athletes, and celebrities.

In Atlanta, owner Arthur Blank could be carving off a chunk of the Falcons for a well-known football fan who hails from a place where the only “Dirty Birds” are pigeons who landed in a puddle of industrial waste.

ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reports that Blank currently is in talks with Jon Bon Jovi regarding a possible sale of a minority interest in the team.  Blank confirmed to Mort that discussions have occurred, but Blank didn’t reveal how close the process was to completion.

Bon Jovi, a New Jersey native, previously owned a piece of the AFL’s Philadelphia Soul, and he has a long-time friendship with Patriots coach Bill Belichick.  Born and raised in New York, Blank bought the Falcons in 2002 with some of the money he earned via founding The Home Depot.

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23 Responses to “Bon Jovi could be buying a piece of the Falcons”
  1. thehatefulnerd says: Feb 6, 2011 10:59 AM

    No one EVER like Bon Jovi. Even CHICKS disrespected them. Why are they always trying to act like they were “great,” back in the day? They weren’t.
    I’d rather listen to modern day Aerosmith.

  2. MichaelEdits says: Feb 6, 2011 11:11 AM

    A new car, caviar, four star daydream
    Think I’ll buy me a football team

  3. Dirty D Fo says: Feb 6, 2011 11:13 AM

    As a Falcons fan……. PLEASE! NO! GOD! NO!

  4. FoozieGrooler says: Feb 6, 2011 11:15 AM

    Do they really want to sell a chunk of the team to a guy whose biggest contribution was a song called “Living on a prayer…”?

  5. rajuncajun28 says: Feb 6, 2011 11:22 AM

    How appropriate. Loser ringless franchise with a second rate band from the 80s. Lmao. FALCLOWNS will always be a joke…

  6. baugh316 says: Feb 6, 2011 11:33 AM

    You know Mike…South Jersey is quite beautiful

  7. dontouchmyjunk says: Feb 6, 2011 11:40 AM

    @thehatefulnerd

    Well, somebody bought all those countless millions of albums and went to endless concerts for two decades. According to Forbes, his personal net wealth is over 100 million dollars. Pretty good for a somebody who “nobody” ever liked. I wish people wouldn’t like me like that.

  8. mempusa says: Feb 6, 2011 11:49 AM

    I’m not a Bon Jovi fan but the dude made more money than any other touring act in 2010. He crushed everyone.

    btw, what is “modern day Aerosmith”?
    American Idol clips?

  9. tim1999 says: Feb 6, 2011 11:51 AM

    Whether you like his music or not, Jon Bon Bovi is a very intelligent guy, a very smart businessman and a huge NFL fan. Teams could do far worse than having Bon Jovi as a minority owner.

  10. packmanfan says: Feb 6, 2011 11:57 AM

    Probably just so he can be a half time show if/when the SB is played in Atlanta.
    That’s one hell of a way to get a gig.
    ————————————————————Packers fans who each have a part ownership of the Green Bay Packers have this guy beat.

  11. schmitty2 says: Feb 6, 2011 12:18 PM

    I think Jon would make a great slot receiver

  12. apage53915 says: Feb 6, 2011 12:22 PM

    Seems like a lot of these people on line have a “thing” for Bon Jovi…you better check your manhood guys. A guy from a bad “hair band” owning a part of the Falcons? Maybe he can hire Bret Michaels to be his CEO as well.

  13. daveydawg says: Feb 6, 2011 12:37 PM

    that 2nd rate 80′s band is selling out football stadiums worldwide in 2011…

  14. huskersrock1 says: Feb 6, 2011 12:42 PM

    “A new car, caviar, four star daydream
    Think I’ll buy me a football team”

    The laddie thinks he’s a poet.
    rubbish laddie pure rubbish

  15. huskersrock1 says: Feb 6, 2011 12:44 PM

    Oops screwed it up

    The laddie fancies himself a poet.

    A poet!

    Rubbish laddie pure rubbish.

  16. jw731 says: Feb 6, 2011 1:09 PM

    @huskersrock1
    ——————————
    You do realize that it’s a line from a Pink Floyd song right? Lighten up…

  17. majmalphunktion says: Feb 6, 2011 1:53 PM

    Wow, jealous much?

    2nd rate huh? Name another hair metal band from the 80′s that still sells out stadiums. ::Crickets::
    Hell name another hair metal band from the 80′s that even plays in arenas at this point.

    The only fear I have in this is Belichick to Atlanta.

  18. starderup says: Feb 6, 2011 2:46 PM

    @rajuncajun28
    Them’s pretty strong words from a baghead. You DO know that the Stains are known as the ‘eternal doormat’ for the NFL, don’t you? That is, if you pulled your pointy little head out of your gumbo long enough to look.
    If my team got knocked out of the first round of the playoffs by a team with a 7-9 record, I’d watch my mouth.

  19. huskersrock1 says: Feb 6, 2011 3:10 PM

    “You do realize that it’s a line from a Pink Floyd song right? Lighten up…”

    You do realize that my post came from the movie “the wall” during the “Another brick on the wall 2″ scene. You’re not real familiar with pink floyd are you?

    Start at 23:00 minutes

  20. scra22 says: Feb 6, 2011 3:17 PM

    starderup says: Feb 6, 2011 2:46 PM
    Them’s pretty strong words from a baghead. You DO know that the Stains are known as the ‘eternal doormat’ for the NFL, don’t you?
    ====
    The “Eternal Doormat” is 8-2 against the Falcons since Sean Payton/Drew Brees came aboard.

    If my team got knocked out of the first round of the playoffs by a team with a 7-9 record, I’d watch my mouth.
    =====
    Having won the Super Bowl less than one year ago takes away the pain. Not sure what would take away the sting when you’ve never won the Super Bowl and blew the #1 seed and bye week by getting totally destroyed on your home field.

  21. huskersrock1 says: Feb 6, 2011 3:22 PM

    @jw731
    Apology accepted.

  22. stadanko says: Feb 6, 2011 3:30 PM

    @starderup

    I got your eternal doormat right here. http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/ABPub/2010/02/07/2011011880.jpg

  23. 504in860 says: Feb 6, 2011 4:15 PM

    Funny…that “eternal doormat” has a higher franchise winning percentage than your “beloved” FalCONS. Bwahahahahahaha!

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