Bon Jovi could be buying a piece of the Falcons

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.

23 responses to “Bon Jovi could be buying a piece of the Falcons

  1. 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. @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.

  3. 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?

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

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

  8. 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.

  9. @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.

  10. “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

  11. 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.

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

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