Skip to comments.First-round Buffalo Bills bids top $1 billion
Posted on 07/29/2014 8:26:33 PM PDT by FlJoePa
A Pennsylvania fracking mogul bid more than $1 billion for the Buffalo Bills on Tuesday making it likely the team will attract a record sales price for an NFL team, The Post has learned.
Terrence Pegula, who owns the NHL Buffalo Sabres, is one of only two known bidders for the storied football franchise, which was put on the block last spring following the March 25 death of owner Ralph Wilson Jr..
Donald Trump also made a first-round bid for the Bills bids were due by 5 p.m. Tuesday.
It could not be learned whether other bids were received by banker Morgan Stanley, which is running the auction.
A bidding group fronted by rocker Jon Bon Jovi that includes Larry Tanenbaum, chairman of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, owner of the NBA Toronto Raptors and the NHL Maple Leafs, and the Canadian telecom titan Rogers family, which controls Rogers Communications, was expected to bid.
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I heard the Bills could move out of Buffalo. I heard that they don’t have a long term lease, and that they had been seeking a new stadium.
And, new owners without ties to Buffalo could end up moving the Bills.
At least that’s what I heard.
I hope they stay put. I don’t like to see teams move to other cities.
If a lousy basketball team is worth $2 billion, any NFL team not called the Browns should be worth $3 billion.
Trump has already said he doesn’t think his will be the winning bid.
Cleveland might be interested in having an NFL team.
sports team pricing must be rocket science.
Pegula has some deep pockets. He financed the new PSU hockey arena (and the program, basically).
Being from Cleveland, I can relate. LOL!
I knew he wasn't serious when Trump hinted that would try to hire Weird Al Yankovic as head coach.
You should have an exciting year. The browns drafted well. I hope they don’t throw Manziel out there until week 4. Steelers would tee off on him game 1 and then game 3 you get the Ravens. It’s a tough division to enter as a skinny rookie.
I meant that he was serious.
Let’s face it, Browns stadium has to be built on an old Indian burial ground ... no matter how well the Browns select players, they will never win.
Tear down the current stadium and put up some totem poles and rebuild the arena someplace else and maybe, just maybe. LOL!
The Mann / Sandusky / Spanier Memorial Arena?
You may be right, but stadium money is tight when you already have a team. But you’re still in for a sports adventure. Once the PC nazis finish tormenting the Redskins, you know they’re coming after Chief Wahoo.
Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome your Toronto Socialist Canadian Values Rainbow Coalition, the first all-gay non-gender-specific team in the NFL, as well as being qualified climate scientists and wiccan theologians. Don’t hurt us, just give us what we are entitled to claim — respectable scores that hold out every promise of victory in the not too distant future, if the other teams back off and give us a fair chance.
What I said was meant as a joke, but there might be some validity to it. Who knows?
As for Chief Wahoo, the world can kiss his wahoo, he ain’t going anywhere.
By the way, I might live in Cleveland and like my Browns, BUT, I am a Bears fan through and through. Just say’n
Makes for some interesting football games ... my wife is form Philly and a die hard Eagles fan. LOL!
That’s fun though. Makes for interesting weekends, especially when they play each other.
They realistically can’t move til 2020 without having to pay a $400M lease breaker fee. In 2021, they can opt out for a few million but then in 2022 its back to the big buy out.
The agitators and activist media are quiet now. But if Trump ever became the leading bidder, the smear machine would go into high gear - referring to him as a birther, racist etc.
“Trump has already said he doesnt think his will be the winning bid.”
Of course not. He’s not serious, just wants to get his name on television one more time. Anything for attention.
The other day I figured out of 92 NBA, NFL and MLB teams only 20 existed and are in the same city since I was born. 1947
Some people in Lost Angels are hungry for a team.
They can have the 69ers, I mean Rams back.
More TV games if they don’t have a franchise. Also, the folks don’t seem to want tax money spent.
Well West Hollywooders would love to watch their hero.
?? who’s their hero?
Isn’t that the seventh rounder who will be given carte blanche to make the team.
You’re right, a WLA hero.
We’ll see how much playing time he gets this year.
They tried him at center, but he couldn’t concentrate.
They are still trying to figure out if he’s a tight end or a wide receiver.
I was a Ram fan until I found out Georgia was trying to destroy the team in Anaheim and take bribe money to go to SL.
That’s when I said no more.
Angd how did her hubby die in two feet of surf anyway?
Especially if you're not from Buffalo.
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