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First-round Buffalo Bills bids top $1 billion
new york post ^ | 7-29-14 | Josh Kosman and Lois Weiss

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Miscellaneous; Sports
KEYWORDS: buffalo; football; nfl; ny
Pegula vs. Trump. Who wants it more and who will overpay the most?
1 posted on 07/29/2014 8:26:33 PM PDT by FlJoePa
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To: FlJoePa

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.


2 posted on 07/29/2014 8:28:28 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: FlJoePa

If a lousy basketball team is worth $2 billion, any NFL team not called the Browns should be worth $3 billion.


3 posted on 07/29/2014 8:30:23 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: FlJoePa

Trump has already said he doesn’t think his will be the winning bid.


4 posted on 07/29/2014 8:31:45 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: FlJoePa

Cleveland might be interested in having an NFL team.


5 posted on 07/29/2014 8:32:30 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: Sgt_Schultze

sports team pricing must be rocket science.


6 posted on 07/29/2014 8:32:57 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Well (imo) if Pegula wins, they're not going anywhere. If Trump wins they're going to LA. If Bon Jovi wins, they're going to Canada.

Pegula has some deep pockets. He financed the new PSU hockey arena (and the program, basically).

7 posted on 07/29/2014 8:33:55 PM PDT by FlJoePa
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To: Sgt_Schultze

Being from Cleveland, I can relate. LOL!


8 posted on 07/29/2014 8:34:32 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: Vendome
Trump has already said he doesn’t think his will be the winning bid.

I knew he wasn't serious when Trump hinted that would try to hire Weird Al Yankovic as head coach.

9 posted on 07/29/2014 8:37:27 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: doc1019

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.


10 posted on 07/29/2014 8:39:47 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: hole_n_one
I knew he wasn't serious .........

Oops!

I meant that he was serious.

11 posted on 07/29/2014 8:46:49 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: Sgt_Schultze

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!


12 posted on 07/29/2014 8:47:01 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: FlJoePa

The Mann / Sandusky / Spanier Memorial Arena?


13 posted on 07/29/2014 8:59:44 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: doc1019

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.


14 posted on 07/29/2014 9:02:51 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: All

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.


15 posted on 07/29/2014 9:05:17 PM PDT by Peter ODonnell (Heilery Clinton v Jeb Bush -- just shoot me now)
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To: Sgt_Schultze

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


16 posted on 07/29/2014 9:10:47 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: doc1019
Smart!


17 posted on 07/29/2014 9:18:00 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: Sgt_Schultze

Makes for some interesting football games ... my wife is form Philly and a die hard Eagles fan. LOL!


18 posted on 07/29/2014 9:25:39 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: hole_n_one

19 posted on 07/29/2014 9:39:59 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: doc1019

That’s fun though. Makes for interesting weekends, especially when they play each other.


20 posted on 07/29/2014 9:54:16 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

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.


21 posted on 07/29/2014 11:58:59 PM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: FlJoePa

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.


22 posted on 07/30/2014 4:35:09 AM PDT by nhwingut (This tagline for lease)
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To: Vendome

“Trump has already said he doesn’t 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.


23 posted on 08/10/2014 11:39:09 AM PDT by highball ("I never should have switched from scotch to martinis." -- the last words of Humphrey Bogart)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
I hope they stay put. I don’t like to see teams move to other cities.

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

24 posted on 08/10/2014 11:44:16 AM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Some people in Lost Angels are hungry for a team.


25 posted on 08/10/2014 11:46:54 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: morphing libertarian

They can have the 69ers, I mean Rams back.


26 posted on 08/10/2014 11:47:29 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

More TV games if they don’t have a franchise. Also, the folks don’t seem to want tax money spent.


27 posted on 08/10/2014 11:49:42 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: morphing libertarian

Well West Hollywooders would love to watch their hero.


28 posted on 08/10/2014 11:50:41 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

?? who’s their hero?


29 posted on 08/10/2014 11:51:14 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: morphing libertarian

30 posted on 08/10/2014 11:52:45 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

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.


31 posted on 08/10/2014 11:55:20 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: morphing libertarian

They are still trying to figure out if he’s a tight end or a wide receiver.


32 posted on 08/10/2014 11:56:04 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

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?


33 posted on 08/10/2014 11:58:04 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: FlJoePa
They should ban the team's name because it discriminates against anyone named Bill

Especially if you're not from Buffalo.

34 posted on 08/10/2014 12:00:38 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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