Donald Trump greets supporters after his speech during a rally at First Niagara Center in Buffalo on April 18, 2016. (Derek Gee/Buffalo News)

What if Donald Trump bought the Buffalo Bills?

He tried in 2014, long before anyone thought he would be in the Oval Office. Trump submitted one of the three nonbinding bids to buy the Bills after founder Ralph Wilson died.

Terry and Kim Pegula's staggering $1.4 billion offer pulverized the field. Jon Bon Jovi's group, which included his Toronto backers, couldn't compete either.

In the euphoria of the Pegulas ensuring the Bills would not move the club, and with Trump at the time known mostly as just host of "The Apprentice" and occasional political pot-stirrer, the idea of Trump owning the Bills faded and become practically forgotten.

We at "The Tim Graham Show" wanted to dive into the question: "What if Trump bought the Bills?"

How would the Bills be different? How would the world be different?

We explored this hypothetical for the full two hours. In the Sports Radio 1270 The Fan studio were former Trump campaign staffer Michael Caputo and ESPN.com reporter Mike Rodak.

On the phone were real-estate developer and honorary New York presidential campaign co-chairman Carl Paladino, Town of Tonawanda native Susan Milligan, who covers Capitol Hill for U.S. News & World Report and bestselling author Jeff Pearlman, who is writing a book on the USFL, the startup league Donald Trump took on a collision course with the NFL in the mid '80s.

As cool bonus: I shared the audio from my 2014 interviews with Trump, including the conversation where I first inform him the Bills are for sale.

Here is the first of three parts:

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