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.

36 responses to “Jerry Jones is a big Bon Jovi fan, and not just the music

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

  2. 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,””

  3. 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.

  4. 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….
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    Seriously, it’s you and people like you who refuse to read the writing on the wall.

    It’s over, it’s over.

  5. 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?

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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!

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

  10. 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.

  11. 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!

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

  13. 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.

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

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

  16. that he’s qualified to become an NFL owner.

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

  17. 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.

  18. 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!

  19. 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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