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Dear Jon Bon Jovi: Recently, there has been a lot of speculation in the community surrounding the possible scenarios that might unfold should you choose to ride into Buffalo – on your steel horse, naturally – and purchase our beloved Buffalo Bills. Until now, I have not said anything publicly out of respect for the fact that, when it comes to sports, no one r…

That loud groan you just heard came from Buffalo Bills bidders not named Terry Pegula. The man has cash. And he can get more if he needs it. Lots more. Terry Pegula's company, East Resources Inc., announced today it had closed on a $1.75 billion sale of petroleum acreage in West Virginia and Ohio. In a press release, Pegula delivered a rare comment about his financial …

Jon Bon Jovi is slogging forward in his chase for the Buffalo Bills. After a week of reflection, a source close to Bon Jovi's group informed The Buffalo News this afternoon it will submit an adjusted initial bid today. The source also confirmed the story first reported by the Toronto Sun that Bon Jovi's original bid was rejected last week. The initial offer was deemed fi…

Sources close to the Bills sale say the Pegulas' pursuit has been flawless so far. The other groups are way behind and leaking oil well short of the finish line. Two sources connected to Jon Bon Jovi's group told The Buffalo News there has been serious soul-searching within. But after a week of reflection, a source close to Bon Jovi's group informed The Buffalo News this…

Jon Bon Jovi’s letter to Buffalo Bills fans appears to have made matters worse for the rock star’s prospects for becoming the National Football League team’s next owner. Fans, public-relations analysts and pundits ridiculed Bon Jovi’s attempt to deflect criticism of him as a carpetbagger who would move the Bills to Toronto. Sources close to other prospective ownership gro…

David Baker once made the mistake of underestimating Jon Bon Jovi on pretty-face value. The Pro Football Hall of Fame's president advises others not to do the same. "He was a great owner, a great marketer, a great businessman," Baker said in the press box at Fawcett Stadium, where the Buffalo Bills are playing the New York Giants tonight. Bon Jovi is trying to buy the B…

CANTON, Ohio -- Andre Reed will have the chance to apologize to Jon Bon Jovi in person this weekend. Maybe Reed can interrupt a chat between Bon Jovi and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to do so. Bon Jovi, the rock star who wants to buy the Buffalo Bills, will be here in Canton, where Reed will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday night. Bon Jovi is …

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The Queen of Heaven Carnival beer tent wanted nothing to do with Jon Bon Jovi. On July 19, popular local cover band Hit N Run opted to play Bon Jovi's "Livin' on a Prayer" which, in most other cities, would be a shoo-in for belting out drunken "oooo-oooh!"s and promoting general happiness. Not in Western New York, as Jon Bon Jovi's interest in buying the Buffalo Bills an…

with News Albany bureau reporter Tom Precious The Buffalo Bills haven't hit the market yet. They're getting closer, though. Multiple sources have informed The Buffalo News the legal and financial advisers representing the Bills have begun distributing nondisclosure agreements and teaser documents to potential bidders for their review. These materials are in advance of …

ATLANTA -- Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones loves him some Jon Bon Jovi. Shortly after arriving at the Ritz-Carlton Buckhead for the NFL's annual May meeting, Jones delivered several glowing remarks about the rock star who wants to join the exclusive club and reportedly is interested in pursuing the Buffalo Bills. A sampling of comments from Jones about Bon Jovi: "Jon Bo…

ATLANTA -- One of the NFL's most influential voices offered some ominous words about the Buffalo Bills' future in Western New York. Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones declined to comment about the Bills and their looming sale today at a league meeting. But he did note it's important for the NFL to take advantage of any options to increase revenues. While that could include…

There were three substantial developments today regarding Buffalo Bills business. Two of the reports may indicate odds are getting longer the Bills stay in Western New York. Toronto Sun reporter John Kryk and Bleacher Report columnist Dan Pompei wrote musician Jon Bon Jovi is expected to be the front man of a group that plans to bid on the Bills. Bon Jovi's publicist, K…

Donald Trump, as he's wont to do, caused a media stir today. Trump told WBEN 930-AM he might be interested in purchasing the Buffalo Bills to keep the team in Western New York. "It would be catastrophic, in my opinion, if Buffalo lost the Buffalo Bills," Trump said. Any such talk is greeted with enthusiasm here. Bills fans for decades have been nervous about the team so…