At 4-7, the Bills’ playoff chances are living on a prayer.
That isn’t making the guy who sang Livin’ on a Prayer any likelier to purchase the team, however. On Sunday, Jason LaCanfora of CBSSports.com reported that Jon Bon Jovi was positioning himself to purchase the team whenever the team goes on the market but Bon Jovi’s publicist downplayed any such notions on Monday.
Ken Sunshine told the Associated Press that while Bon Jovi is interested in becoming an NFL owner, reports that he is actively pursuing the Bills are “preposterous.” Sunshine also said that the former owner of the Arena League’s Philadelphia Soul has too much respect for Bills owner Ralph Wilson to engage in any discussions about the team.
Wilson has said that he will not sell the Bills in his lifetime. Rogers Communications of Toronto, which owns the Blue Jays and the arena formerly known as SkyDome that the Bills will call home this Sunday, is thought to be interested in buying the team whenever it does go on the market. Should Bon Jovi choose to enter the bidding at that point, going against a company that size in a bidding war could lead the rocker’s bid to go down in a blaze of glory.