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Jerry Jones is a big Bon Jovi fan, and not just the music

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When it’s time for NFL owners to approve the sale of the Bills, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones will be the one in the corner humming “I’ll Be There For You,” to Jon Bon Jovi.

Jones called the rock star a “great friend,” in discussing his candidacy to buy the Bills.

“I don’t know of anyone that I have any more respect for as a father, or as a husband, or certainly as a potential business partner,” Jones told John Kryk of the Toronto Sun. “And so it’s a credit to him that he’s had the career that he’s had, that he’s qualified to become an NFL owner. As we know, you can’t just wish for that. You have to be able to do something about that financially. So he’s an outstanding candidate to be an owner in the NFL, and he’s a great friend. . . .

“You talk about individuals and talk about their qualification — there hasn’t been anybody more qualified to be involved in sports ownership, or certainly ownership in the NFL, than Jon Bon Jovi.”

Bon Jovi is part of a Toronto-based group which includes Maples Leagues Sports and Entertainment chairman Larry Tannenbaum.

The Bills haven’t been a great draw in Toronto during their annual appearances, and the series at the Rogers Center has been “postponed” (perhaps permanently).
But having the New Jersey-born rocker backed by big Canadian dollars (or loonies or toonies or pelts or whatever they use as currency up there) is making many people take notice.
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36 Responses to “Jerry Jones is a big Bon Jovi fan, and not just the music”
  1. doctorrustbelt says: May 21, 2014 8:34 AM

    jerry jones and jon bon jovi want to offshore Buffalo/American football.

  2. thehatefulnerd says: May 21, 2014 8:35 AM

    As a Packers fan, I will say that Jerry Jones is to football what Jon Bon Jovi is to heavy metal.

  3. eroschmidt says: May 21, 2014 8:40 AM

    Its not going to happen, he’s living on a prayer if he thinks the Bills are leaving Buffalo….

  4. politicallyincorrect says: May 21, 2014 8:43 AM

    JJ is a Jazzz.. need we say more

    as a fan of another team.. I hope JJ, and his tool of a son, live forever

  5. thefootballgodssay says: May 21, 2014 8:44 AM

    BON JOVI IS A NY GIANTS FAN SO WHAT IS JERRY JONES IS SAYING

  6. umainebearman says: May 21, 2014 8:58 AM

    thefootballgodssay says: May 21, 2014 8:44 AM

    BON JOVI IS A NY GIANTS FAN SO WHAT IS JERRY JONES IS SAYING

    He’s saying that Jon is a friend and he would make a good NFL owner. It’s kind of RIGHT there.

    Its a long article, let me see if I can find it.. Oh here it is ““I don’t know of anyone that I have any more respect for as a father, or as a husband, or certainly as a potential business partner,””

  7. ralphwilsonisrich says: May 21, 2014 9:04 AM

    Both deserve each other.

  8. dkalev says: May 21, 2014 9:07 AM

    If they made a loop of Bruce Springsteen, jon Bon jovi and billy Joel to play halftime shows every year at the Super Bowl, I would not be upset at all. Getting real tired of he beyonces and all the other garbage flooding the field at halftime. And this coming from a 20 year old.

  9. wny49er says: May 21, 2014 9:07 AM

    JBJ better stay away from Western NY because would not be living on a prayer!

  10. joetoronto says: May 21, 2014 9:15 AM

    eroschmidt says:
    May 21, 2014 8:40 AM
    Its not going to happen, he’s living on a prayer if he thinks the Bills are leaving Buffalo….
    ************************************************
    Seriously, it’s you and people like you who refuse to read the writing on the wall.

    It’s over, it’s over.

  11. jetsjetsjetsnow says: May 21, 2014 9:19 AM

    That explains a lot…

  12. billsfanattick says: May 21, 2014 9:22 AM

    Jerry, dont you have your own franchise to worry about? You get a lot of credit for work that was done before you were even the owner. You have made a bunch of questionable decisions in the past decade, and are no where near super bowl caliber. Its a joke you are still considered “America’s Team.” Why would anyone want to take your advice?

  13. channelguy says: May 21, 2014 9:24 AM

    It’s Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE) — not Maples Leagues Sports. A little proofreading never hurts.

    This is all fantasy anyway. Toronto doesn’t have a stadium that meets NFL standards and will NOT kick in money to build one. Nor will the province or the feds. The stadium where the CFL team and the baseball team play was one of the more notorious white elephants in the history of sports construction and no one is eager to replicate the experience.

  14. htown995 says: May 21, 2014 9:34 AM

    Ole fairy jones just keep your pie hole shut worry about making the playoffs this year and not pulling a choke job for the 4th season in a row also let your football coaches coach the team because u dont no diddly squat

  15. realdealsteel says: May 21, 2014 9:53 AM

    I hope Bon Jovi is the same type of owner as Jerry. That way I can put another “X” through another team that won’t be winning anything EVER!

    Go Steelers!

  16. skoobyfl says: May 21, 2014 9:53 AM

    I’d rather have Gene Simmons myself, at least he knows how to watch his money & is more fun on the weekend.

  17. rwhite84 says: May 21, 2014 9:55 AM

    Jovi wont buy the Bills, but I wouldn’t be shocked if he bought a small portion of the Cowboys now.

  18. bilzfancy says: May 21, 2014 9:59 AM

    let Toronto get a real hockey team first before thinking about an NFL team

  19. thefox61 says: May 21, 2014 9:59 AM

    …Living on a Prayer

  20. killerstiller says: May 21, 2014 10:01 AM

    I’m sure Dan Rooney will support that liberal! I hope Trump gets it. He can afford it & would pump some serious money into that franchise. As a lifelong Steeler fan, I hope Buffalo keeps their franchise in town. Great fan base.

  21. killerstiller says: May 21, 2014 10:02 AM

    I’m Gene Simmons…of Kiss!

  22. clssylssy says: May 21, 2014 10:13 AM

    I don’t think he said anything about moving the Bills just buying them. Jovi has the sports background and knows the business and it might be good to get some young blood into the old billionnaire’s club aka the owners, nonetheless, I think Donald Trump would be the best choice as he has more business acumen than the whole lot of the, has more money (translates to power in the NFL) which would probably be very threatening to the “old guard” and Roger Goodell himself. Trump is the kinda alpha who would run the show and I’m sure most of the owner’s would prefer a yes man to maintain the status quo!

  23. bengcolt says: May 21, 2014 10:13 AM

    Because he is living on a prayer each and every season….

  24. thedoubleentandres says: May 21, 2014 10:28 AM

    I wudda thought Bon Jovi would be more interested in the Seahawks with all that BAD MEDICINE they like to take…amirite???

    Im sorry

  25. corvetteman6 says: May 21, 2014 10:34 AM

    Is it just me, or does it make sense that one of the most vanilla rock stars in history is adored by one of the most vanilla owners in the NFL?

  26. schmitty2 says: May 21, 2014 10:37 AM

    Jon doesn’t know whats worse-not having Ritchie Sambora in the band or getting a ringing endorsement from Jerrah.

  27. silverhornet says: May 21, 2014 10:39 AM

    Bon Jovi always said he was a cowboy…

  28. iloveagoodnap says: May 21, 2014 10:52 AM

    joetoronto says: May 21, 2014 9:15 AM

    eroschmidt says:
    May 21, 2014 8:40 AM
    Its not going to happen, he’s living on a prayer if he thinks the Bills are leaving Buffalo….
    ************************************************
    Seriously, it’s you and people like you who refuse to read the writing on the wall.

    It’s over, it’s over.
    ……………………………………….
    Cant wait until joetoronto eats the mountains of trash he has talked on this website.

    Currently there is just as much evidence suggesting the Bills will never leave as there is suggesting they will leave. No one knows a thing.

    Gotta love the irony of you telling other people to read writing on the wall when there’s an equal amount of writing on the wall for both sides.

  29. upperdecker19 says: May 21, 2014 11:18 AM

    Jerry may be in the corner humming “Blaze of Glory” hole, as well, in Bon Jovi’s corner….

  30. joetoronto says: May 21, 2014 11:48 AM

    bilzfancy says:
    May 21, 2014 9:59 AM
    let Toronto get a real hockey team first before thinking about an NFL team
    *********************************************
    The only reason the Sabres finished 30th, is because there’s only 30 teams.

  31. bilzfancy says: May 21, 2014 12:07 PM

    the Maple Laffs haven’t been relevant since 1967, try again

  32. hawkforlife says: May 21, 2014 12:15 PM

    that he’s qualified to become an NFL owner.

    Jerry Jones talking about being qualified. Now that’s funny.

  33. bradwins says: May 21, 2014 12:30 PM

    When I travel to Canada, I always make sure to ask the establishments I visit whether they only take Canadian currency or if they accept “real money,” as well. There is nothing wrong with Canadian currency, obviously, but it gets such a rise out of our northern neighbors that the joke never gets old. I recommend others adopt this play. Highly entertaining.

  34. iamdinguskhan says: May 21, 2014 3:32 PM

    Jerry Jones gets weirder by the minute.

  35. simonator917 says: May 22, 2014 12:07 AM

    This is so typical of today’s ownership. Who cares about the fans who’ve loyally supported this franchise for over half a century? Just keep “growing that pie” Jerry. But I’ve got news for you. We in L.A. don’t want the Bills and won’t support them nearly as well as Buffalo has. So stop trying to “grow your pie” Jerry and start thinking about the people who provide you with the ingredients. Just in case you’re not sure who it is who’s been providing the ingredients, it’s the FANS!

  36. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: May 24, 2014 12:10 AM

    Jerry Jones and Goodell want to export the NFL to other markets in foreign countries. For now the Canadians like it as a novelty but don’t assume it will work there every game all year long especially if they aren’t a contender. Keep the Bills in Buffalo.

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