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Trump reiterates that he plans to bid on the Bills


Donald Trump has earned a reputation over the years for saying that he plans to do things not because he plans to do those things but because he has realized that claiming to have the plans to do those thing generates all sorts of free, organic publicity.  So it’s now hard to take him seriously when he says he plans to do something.

On Tuesday, Trump once again said he plans to try to buy the Buffalo Bills.

We are going to put in a bid,” Trump said after a speech at the National Press Club, according to Jerry Zremski of the Buffalo News.  “I don’t know what’s going to happen in Buffalo.  If the price isn’t the right price, then I won’t get it, and I won’t be ashamed of it. . . .  But if I get it, I think I’ll probably do a good job.”

Making the best bid won’t guarantee success.  Ultimately, 24 owners must approve the sale of the team to Trump.  While he has sold his gambling interests, some owners may still hold a grudge over the gamble Trump and his former business partners in the USFL took in the 1980s by suing the NFL.

None of it matters until Trump actually submits a viable bid to buy the team.  And if he waited until after Ralph Wilson passed to commence the process of putting a viable bid together, Trump probably waited too long.

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42 Responses to “Trump reiterates that he plans to bid on the Bills”
  1. thestrategyexpert says: May 27, 2014 7:08 PM

    Just televise a 2 hour TV special where the home audience has to guess the dollar amount based on the size and quantity of a variety of sizes of suitcases and other Trump branded items that could potentially store cash or anything that you need a discrete hiding place for.

  2. vexey says: May 27, 2014 7:08 PM

    I’m not a Bills fan but it would be a travesty if this joke of a man owned an NFL team

  3. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: May 27, 2014 7:09 PM

    If Trump pulls this off, Jerry Jones will no longer hold claim to worst hair in the league.

  4. fitzmagic1212 says: May 27, 2014 7:12 PM

    well he’s going to be one of a few to have a real chance considering he has stated he would keep the team in buffalo. sounds like the trust gets to pick the group they sell to and it doesn’t have to be for the most cash. A last gift from ralph to buffalo

  5. 505c says: May 27, 2014 7:16 PM

    Or the worst ownership!

  6. mrsryansfamoustoejam says: May 27, 2014 7:18 PM

    …just as long as he can rename the team the Buffalo Combovers.

  7. realitycheckbaby says: May 27, 2014 7:18 PM

    Just what we need, another Jerry Jones in the league.

  8. nevadausa16 says: May 27, 2014 7:22 PM

    Here’s a very pathetic, desperate man looking for some publicity.

    Must be either pitching a new TV show or trying to get a renewal.

    Hard to think of someone who deserves to be taken less seriously than this clown.

  9. thefirstsmilergrogan says: May 27, 2014 7:24 PM

    trump is a lying publicity seeker. any statement issued by him will turn out to be self promoting 100% of the time and untrue 95% of the time.

  10. buffalowned says: May 27, 2014 7:25 PM

    Better than Bon Jovi…screw that guy

  11. azwildcats96 says: May 27, 2014 7:27 PM

    Yes, all of the people that call Donald Trump a “joke” and a “clown” are SO right because they’ve accomplished so much more than him…

  12. 505c says: May 27, 2014 7:30 PM

    Bon Jovi should by the Jets. That’s a good look for him.

  13. thegreatgabbert says: May 27, 2014 7:37 PM

    Donald’s bid will trump the rest.

  14. thegreatgabbert says: May 27, 2014 7:38 PM

    Some people overachieve due to “short man syndrome”. Trump overachieves due to “being named Donald syndrome”.

  15. wisconsinhillfolk says: May 27, 2014 7:40 PM

    Trump then vowed to bankrupt the Buffalo Bills before the ink on the franchise agreement dried!

  16. qdog112 says: May 27, 2014 7:43 PM

    Wait, what happened to the orange helmet he always wears?

  17. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: May 27, 2014 7:50 PM

    Just think – if the NFL had players adopt the Donald’s hairstyle, we could eliminate on-field concussions in their entirety.

  18. bat42boy says: May 27, 2014 7:53 PM

    Personally, l think he would be a good owner. Better than some of the old fogeys who own teams now.

  19. timpiker says: May 27, 2014 7:57 PM

    For everyone against Trump, I hope to hell they are moved to Canada. Cut off your nose to spite your face.

  20. purplengold says: May 27, 2014 7:57 PM

    He makes that face when meeting in private with Goodell.

  21. darman55 says: May 27, 2014 8:22 PM

    Could you imagine this guy walking into an NFL owners meeting and pretending like he’s a big deal? He get his arsed laughed out of there, quicker than one can say “You’re fired.”

  22. raiderapologist says: May 27, 2014 8:23 PM

    The Bills have suffered enough.

  23. donjuan1906 says: May 27, 2014 8:26 PM

    I’m not a Donald Trump fan, however as a NFL tradionalist he will keep the Bills in Buffalo and will hold people accountable for making the team better. I hate his political philosophies – but he has solid business credentials.

  24. kgun80 says: May 27, 2014 8:27 PM

    Trump doesn’t have the $$ it’s a publicity stunt he may be annoying but he’s smart enough to know how to make the cameras show up and get free publicity.
    As a Bills fan I wouldn’t want him as an owner. He would just be a face and have no real sway.. It would probably be a group of investors who could care less whether the Bills leave or not, only the $$ they can make.

  25. yate3097 says: May 27, 2014 8:36 PM

    He just wants the media attention. Remember when he said he was running for President? It’s a pattern with the guy. He’s a Kardashian with a comb over.

  26. ytownjoe says: May 27, 2014 8:37 PM

    Get lost Donald. The NFL don’t need you.

  27. jjb0811 says: May 27, 2014 8:57 PM

    At least he doesn’t have a criminal rap sheet like the Browns owner.

  28. packhawk04 says: May 27, 2014 9:02 PM

    In related news, NFL owners reiterate there is “no chance in hell” they’ll approve sale to trump.

  29. pftthoughtpolicemostwanted says: May 27, 2014 9:13 PM

    The left HATES Donald Trump. For this reason alone I want him to own that team.

  30. thephinatic says: May 27, 2014 9:22 PM

    Meanwhile dolphins fans everywhere are evilly saying “yes”

  31. pftfan says: May 27, 2014 9:24 PM

    Ladies and gentlemen, your LOS ANGELES BILLS!

  32. wny49er says: May 27, 2014 9:47 PM

    The Bills will stay in Buffalo, just hope the owner who does win puts/keeps the right people in place.

  33. jimmysee says: May 27, 2014 9:48 PM

    Donald would bring great entertainment value.

  34. gmen32 says: May 27, 2014 9:54 PM

    If that’s what it takes to keep the team out of Toronto, I’m all for it. The Bills belong in Buffalo, not north of the border.

  35. mortwannabe says: May 27, 2014 10:11 PM

    Brian Williams put it best. “Donald Trump passed the last exit to realivance years ago”

  36. hottubtodd says: May 27, 2014 10:28 PM

    Donald trump was awsome as Ernie McCracken in the movie Kingpin.

  37. bsizemore68 says: May 27, 2014 10:32 PM

    He is a guy who never got any love from his parents, so now he buys love with the camera in his face. Bill

  38. j0esixpack says: May 27, 2014 10:43 PM

    The sports book at the Trump Plaza Casino has him as a 3-1 favorite to buy the Bills (who will never again cover the point spread if he buys the team)

  39. joetoronto says: May 28, 2014 5:07 AM

    It’s time to face reality, the Bills will remain in Buffalo for 6 years, that’s it.

    That gives the Toronto group time to build a new stadium and everything else that needs to be done.

    It’s perfect.

  40. dapollock69 says: May 28, 2014 6:36 AM

    He just wants to buy the team to rename them the Million Dollar Bills

  41. jpaq68 says: May 28, 2014 11:57 AM

    For all the Bills fans who think he’s their Savior – he’s not.

    Get him as an owner and it will be like making a deal with the Devil – in the end you will wind up with nothing.

  42. mackcarrington says: May 28, 2014 4:57 PM

    Western New York taxpayers will not hesitate to reach into their pockets to build a stadium for Donald Trump. In fact, they’ll be more than happy to, as long as it means the Bills remain in Buffalo.

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