Donald Trump could have owned the Buffalo Bills.
Imagine how much different the world would be.
We did exactly that for two hours on "The Tim Graham Show" this week at Sports Radio 1270 The Fan.
You can listen to the second part of the two-hour show, including interviews with Susan Milligan of U.S. News & World Report and local Trump compatriot Carl Paladino, below.
Trump pursued the Bills when they were for sale in 2014, but once Terry Pegula pulled the trigger on a $1.75 billion deal to sell oil acreage in Ohio and West Virginia, the other suitors knew they were outgunned.
So Trump didn't get the Bills, eventually finishing third to the Pegulas and the group fronted by rock star Jon Bon Jovi, and instead ran for president.
The NFL doesn't have any rules about owners holding elected offices, but there's an understanding they should step back from day-to-day operations of their teams. Dan Rooney withdrew from the Pittsburgh Steelers when Barack Obama named him ambassador to Ireland. Woody Johnson will stand down from the New York Jets when he becomes ambassador to Britain.
As Milligan discusses with us, Trump has proven he will defy convention.
But it was debated whether NFL membership is harder to procure than the U.S. presidency. After all, NFL owners would have demanded to see Trump's tax returns before approving any purchase.