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Report: Bon Jovi’s bid close to collapsing

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I’ve tried not to reference existing Bon Jovi song or album titles when talking about his effort to purchase the Buffalo Bills.  But there could be some future song or album titles lurking in the quotes that have emerged in connection with the faltering push for the franchise.

“They’re hanging on by the skin of their teeth,” an unnamed source told John Kryk of the Toronto Sun.  “The bid’s on life support.”

The clearest objective evidence regarding the coming collapse of the attempt to buy the Bills comes from the cancellation of a Wednesday tour of Ralph Wilson Stadium.  It’s part of the due diligence process for all finalists, and with the tour canceled and not expected to be rescheduled, it will be impossible for the Bon Jovi bid to be accepted.

Kryk also explains that Bon Jovi would have been the controlling owner, which can be accomplished only if he purchases at least 30 percent of the team.  To keep Bon Jovi’s 30-percent stake within the range of what he can afford, however, the total bid wasn’t as competitive as it could have been.  And without adequate assurances that the team won’t move, Bon Jovi will have to wait for the next opportunity.

While doing so, he should work on boosting his overall financial position, perhaps by writing songs called Skin Of My Teeth or The Bid’s On Life Support or If I Had More Cash And A Better P.R. Plan, I’d Be Able To Hang Out At NFL Games Not As A Friend Of A Coach Or An Owner But As The Dude Actually In Charge Of The Team.

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73 Responses to “Report: Bon Jovi’s bid close to collapsing”
  1. skawh says: Aug 22, 2014 12:21 PM

    Good.

    See-ya, wouldn’t wanna be-ya!

  2. nflofficeadmin says: Aug 22, 2014 12:23 PM

    It is living on a prayer.

  3. mvp43 says: Aug 22, 2014 12:24 PM

    How about ” I screwed Richie Sambora and the Buffalo Bills fans”

  4. coachbeck says: Aug 22, 2014 12:26 PM

    It’s a shame. I was looking forward to that team moving.

  5. vesh31 says: Aug 22, 2014 12:28 PM

    This deal is “living on a prayer”. Bye bye JBJ maybe next time you can put a formitable group of buyers together and move another team. Go talk to your buddy Robert Kraft maybe he and you can get the london Sillynannies.

  6. talkingproud says: Aug 22, 2014 12:28 PM

    On the bright side he should have enough money to make a bid to perform at a future Super Bowl halftime show.

  7. harrisonhits2 says: Aug 22, 2014 12:31 PM

    Too bad he doesn’t have time for another tour. Bon Jovi was the top grossing tour in 2013 with over 205 million in revenue. He could pull another 50-100 million profit out of the next one and up his bid but the team will be long sold by then.

  8. tw4golf says: Aug 22, 2014 12:32 PM

    Pound sand Jon, pound sand.

  9. thestrategyexpert says: Aug 22, 2014 12:32 PM

    PFT Planet should buy the team. I got 50 bucks on it and I’ll do the drafting (if we have any picks) and the janitorial work. Leave the new songs to be performed by Weird Al, and he’s the Special Teams coach.

  10. movethesticks76 says: Aug 22, 2014 12:32 PM

    Good this guy has no business in football, let alone the music industry

  11. bahoto34 says: Aug 22, 2014 12:32 PM

    ” If I Had More Cash And A Better P.R. Plan, I’d Be Able To Hang Out At NFL Games Not As A Friend Of A Coach Or An Owner But As The Dude Actually In Charge Of The Team.”

    now thats a catchy song title

  12. usher716 says: Aug 22, 2014 12:33 PM

    I would say that he’s probably about HALF WAY THERE, from the get go it think he was LIVING ON A PRAYER though. WHAT DO YOU GOT, Bon Jovi? – Not enough money. He would have had better luck attempting to keep the Bills in Buffalo, but I think moving a great small market team like the Bills would really GIVE the NFL A BAD NAME. HAVE A NICE DAY, Jon, I guess you weren’t BORN TO FOLLOW after all. WHO SAYS YOU CAN’T GO HOME? Go ahead RUNAWAY back to NEW JERSEY, you will get NO APOLOGIES from this Bills fan.

  13. justafan2014 says: Aug 22, 2014 12:35 PM

    Sweet picture of BJ

  14. runningoutofboundsisforgringos says: Aug 22, 2014 12:36 PM

    Bon Jovi. Feh

  15. ctiggs says: Aug 22, 2014 12:37 PM

    Never say Goodbye

  16. bucrightoff says: Aug 22, 2014 12:37 PM

    Bret Michaels, Sebastian Bach and Tommy Lee are waiting in the wings to throw in their bid.

  17. dawgturd says: Aug 22, 2014 12:37 PM

    Good……..good

  18. rayjay9393 says: Aug 22, 2014 12:38 PM

    ice up Jon, ice up

  19. kepdogg23 says: Aug 22, 2014 12:38 PM

    Gonna take a miracle to save us this time, and your savior has just left town…..Young Guns 2 baby!!!!

  20. gobills70 says: Aug 22, 2014 12:45 PM

    In the words of Nelson Muntz…..ha ha!

  21. bbillsfan01 says: Aug 22, 2014 12:46 PM

    Awwwww. Well, jJBJ that’s what you get for tying your wagon to the wrong horses.
    Poor Toronto. Now they won’t have an NFL team as well as lacking an NHL team.

  22. garyridgway says: Aug 22, 2014 12:54 PM

    Keep fighting Buffalo!

  23. 667s650w says: Aug 22, 2014 12:56 PM

    I guess every rose has it’s thorn…

    Oh wait, that is some other 80’s hair band singer..

  24. billswillnevermove says: Aug 22, 2014 12:57 PM

    Bye, bye Joe!! Enjoy Curling!!!

  25. jtakstaples says: Aug 22, 2014 12:59 PM

    Is Donald Trump still a possibility to buy the team?

  26. wisbadgfan says: Aug 22, 2014 1:00 PM

    NFL needs to keep the Bills in Buffalo.

    There is far too much history to mess with here.

    London-no
    Toronto-no
    Buffalo—-yes

  27. mrbigass says: Aug 22, 2014 1:04 PM

    Seriously, if they think the bids are too low it’s because they insist on keeping the team in Buffalo. Let them have the option to move and the bids will see Clippers money……

  28. dannthemanbuf says: Aug 22, 2014 1:08 PM

    Not for anything, but those that are close to the sale(AP) have said from the beginning that Terry Pegula owner of the Sabres is the front runner from pretty much jump street.

  29. osage44 says: Aug 22, 2014 1:09 PM

    Bon Jovi simply couldn’t afford to buy the Bills. Join the club. Of course, I am unable to make millions on the road as an oldies “hair” band. Good on ya, Jonny.

    jon

  30. gridironmike says: Aug 22, 2014 1:09 PM

    Shot down in a blaze of glory.

  31. mvp43 says: Aug 22, 2014 1:10 PM

    Kip Winger and Dee Snider just put in their bid.

  32. deadeye says: Aug 22, 2014 1:10 PM

    On a steel buffalo he rides…

  33. kgun80 says: Aug 22, 2014 1:12 PM

    Good news for Buffalo.. Terry Pegula will own the team and keep it in Buffalo for a long long time!! How can fans of other teams root for a city to lose their team?! I remember when Cleveland lost the Browns we had the Dog pound show in Buffalo for a couple games and talking to them you could tell it was heartbreaking and infuriating to lose something that is part of the fabric of the community. It’s not just football it’s tradition.

    Bye bye BonJovi!! And take that trader Jaws with you!

  34. hutchishere says: Aug 22, 2014 1:15 PM

    Looks like Bon Jovi just got a taste if some “Bad Medicine.”

  35. schmitty2 says: Aug 22, 2014 1:19 PM

    Needless to see he will never perform in Buffalo again and somewhere Richie Sambora is laughing his a$$ off.

  36. axx1 says: Aug 22, 2014 1:19 PM

    Bon jovi wants that team “dead or alive”

  37. chargrz says: Aug 22, 2014 1:20 PM

    I heard KISS is up next.

  38. thebandit27 says: Aug 22, 2014 1:21 PM

    I’m shocked.

    Oh no, wait, I’m not, because as many of us have been saying for a very, very, very, very long time:

    There is zero chance this team is leaving Buffalo.

    Ever.

  39. billswillnevermove says: Aug 22, 2014 1:24 PM

    I’m really thinking joetoronto should actually read his own city newspaper………..a quote from the Toronto Sun: The group’s maximum bid — which sources say is somewhere between $1 billion and $1.2 billion — isn’t nearly enough to compete with Pegula, the cash-flush multi-billionaire who owns the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres. And Bon Jovi, Tanenbaum and Rogers know it.

  40. kingokra says: Aug 22, 2014 1:26 PM

    Now the door is kicked wide open for Kenny G and John Tesh to swoop in and buy the Bills.

  41. paoconno says: Aug 22, 2014 1:30 PM

    We have a family friend who works as a Flight attendant for a private jet company that flies celebrities and other rich folk all around the world.
    He says by far the biggest jerk he ever had to fly was Jon Bon Jovi. And he was a huge Bon Jovi fan before the flight. He says even J-Lo, who can be notoriously difficult, was super nice compared to Mr. Slippery When Wet. (By the way, the only other true jerk celebrity he says he had to fly…was Nicole Kidman.)

  42. waldoampere says: Aug 22, 2014 1:36 PM

    “Bon Jovi was the top grossing tour in 2013 with over 205 million in revenue.”

    Lucky for him that U2, the Stones, and McCartney didn’t tour.

  43. cubano76 says: Aug 22, 2014 1:38 PM

    The Bills fans (and I hate them) deserve better than this circus.

  44. revansrevenant says: Aug 22, 2014 1:39 PM

    This is tied for the best news I’ve had today. With Mario Balotelli signing with Liverpool, my two favorite teams are good news central.

  45. chrisk61 says: Aug 22, 2014 1:41 PM

    back in the 80s bon jovi should have gone with john defilippis as guitarist and shea quinn on base.

    terry pegula will be the new owner of the bills.

  46. peckerneckfred says: Aug 22, 2014 1:45 PM

    He was huffing too much Aquanet

  47. Bill Belitext says: Aug 22, 2014 1:47 PM

    usher716 says:
    Aug 22, 2014 12:33 PM
    I would say that he’s probably about HALF WAY THERE, from the get go it think he was LIVING ON A PRAYER though. WHAT DO YOU GOT, Bon Jovi? – Not enough money. He would have had better luck attempting to keep the Bills in Buffalo, but I think moving a great small market team like the Bills would really GIVE the NFL A BAD NAME. HAVE A NICE DAY, Jon, I guess you weren’t BORN TO FOLLOW after all. WHO SAYS YOU CAN’T GO HOME? Go ahead RUNAWAY back to NEW JERSEY, you will get NO APOLOGIES from this Bills fan.
    =============================

    I am going to assume those are all Bon Jovi song titles? Hope you googled that info, cuz if you know that off the top of your head… Not that there is anything wrong with that

  48. araidersfan says: Aug 22, 2014 1:52 PM

    For misbehavior, he was forced to take a dose of ‘bad medicine’.

    Congrats to Bills fans.

  49. mwatts1 says: Aug 22, 2014 2:01 PM

    The Bills would have killed it in Toronto. They could have revised the logo and culture of the team . Now we’re still stuck with this 90’s parody of an NFL Team. Are they still all wearing parachute pants in Buffalo?

  50. scotrugby says: Aug 22, 2014 2:03 PM

    SHOT, down in a blaze of glory..

  51. seatownballers says: Aug 22, 2014 2:03 PM

    Dam. I wanted to see the Toronto major eating wings while high on crack at every bills game

  52. sportsfan18 says: Aug 22, 2014 2:08 PM

    Bon Jovi thinking of ways to earn more cash…

    Hey, I’ll sing at half time of the Super Bowl…

    NFL with their hands out…

    That’ll cost ya Jon…

  53. buddysguys says: Aug 22, 2014 2:14 PM

    Now go away forever and take Jaws with you. Get in on his Chinese Football League and look like a fool in their country. NFL is for Big Boys.

  54. wwwmattcom says: Aug 22, 2014 2:26 PM

    You have to be old to appreciate the Bon Jovi references. Really old.

  55. vicnocal says: Aug 22, 2014 2:35 PM

    “Bon Jovi’s bid close to collapsing.”

    Almost like it was shot through the heart.

  56. steelerdeathstar says: Aug 22, 2014 2:39 PM

    That’s one down! Hope that team stays put.

  57. riverhorsey says: Aug 22, 2014 2:39 PM

    News Flash:…Chiefs RT Do9nald Stephenson suspended first 4 games.

  58. jimmysee says: Aug 22, 2014 2:47 PM

    That’s because he did not offer a $1 billion check, today, right now, like that jive talking comb-over king.

  59. george1859 says: Aug 22, 2014 2:51 PM

    Buh-bye……

    You really mortally screwed the pooch Bongiovi.
    You couldn’t have screwed the poooch any worse than this…

  60. upstaterules says: Aug 22, 2014 3:15 PM

    Shuffle away from Buffalo Jon!!

  61. djshnooks says: Aug 22, 2014 3:17 PM

    Yes, they HAVE to move the team that was ranked 20th in revenue last year.

    Don’t move the Jags or Raiders, but move a team who actually sells-out the games, has great tv ratings…and makes money.

    Idiots.

  62. billswillnevermove says: Aug 22, 2014 3:18 PM

    I’m really thinking joetoronto should actually read his own city newspaper………..a quote from the Toronto Sun: The group’s maximum bid — which sources say is somewhere between $1 billion and $1.2 billion — isn’t nearly enough to compete with Pegula, the cash-flush multi-billionaire who owns the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres. And Bon Jovi, Tanenbaum and Rogers know it.

  63. rajbais says: Aug 22, 2014 3:40 PM

    Lesson for prospective owners: have cash ready because a face is nothing.

  64. Dogsweat says: Aug 22, 2014 3:46 PM

    The “Don” will make the Bills winners.

  65. gmen32 says: Aug 22, 2014 3:48 PM

    This is great news. Congratulations Buffalo from a resident of Toronto. Here is a great idea Toronto, try supporting the CFL Argonauts, you know, a team that actually wins championships in a city full of losing franchises.

  66. longdrive2011 says: Aug 22, 2014 3:58 PM

    I will laugh so hard when someone else buys the team and promptly moves them. Bunch of jealous little snipes hating on the hair.

  67. newjerseygiants says: Aug 22, 2014 3:59 PM

    Rich…yet poor. I feel sorry for Jon boy. LMAO!

  68. mkcummins2014 says: Aug 22, 2014 8:42 PM

    The MAGNIFICENT Jon Bon Jovi’s response to all of you would be, “When the world gets in my face, I say, HAVE A NICE DAY!” He is a man of integrity and has not ever been proven otherwise. Jon has his own charity and does great things for people in need. Why people would think that he would lie and/or cheat them is beyond me. He will rise above your slander and your derogatory comments because that is the kind of man he is. He will not stoop to your level.

  69. andylynn716 says: Aug 22, 2014 9:38 PM

    @usher716 . That was awesome!! Haha love it

  70. wydok says: Aug 22, 2014 10:45 PM

    I don’t honestly understand the problem with him. Who cares who owns football teams. The Bills are moving to Toronto regardless of the owner. Just watch.

  71. tbone68 says: Aug 23, 2014 10:08 AM

    And the deal was shot down, in a blaze…

  72. harrisonbuffalopublicschools says: Aug 23, 2014 1:41 PM

    Collapsing makes it seem like the bid and ownership group was initial sound, was it ever?

  73. Dogsweat says: Aug 23, 2014 5:26 PM

    Brooklyn Bills 2015.

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