For anyone interested in buying the Buffalo Bills, the time has come to put up or shut up.
Or at least to say that there may be interest in eventually putting up.
According to WGRZ-TV, via John Kryk of the Toronto Sun, potential buyers have until July 29 to submit a non-binding “indication of interest.” If the potential buyer is approved, a non-binding opening bid may then be submitted.
Per Kryk, the Bills then will select finalists, who will be invited to submit a second bid.
The winning bid ultimately will be determined based on standards that aren’t publicly known. If money is the key factor, an ownership group with designs on moving the team to, say, L.A. could prevail. If keeping the Bills in Buffalo is one of the primary mandates as crafted by the late Ralph Wilson’s will, the high bidder may not matter.
Ultimately, 24 total owners must approve the sale. Which means that the factors in Wilson’s will won’t matter if nine or more owners don’t want to accept the winning bidder into the most exclusive club in America.