Bon Jovi / MLSE Group Fails to Buy Bills. Let's Tear Down that Damn Banner!

Bon Jovi / MLSE Group Fails to Buy Bills. Let's Tear Down that Damn Banner!Terry and Kim Pegula have struck a tentative deal to purchase the Buffalo Bills. That means the group fronted by Jon Bon Jovi with financial backing from Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment Chairman Larry Tanenbaum and Rogers Communications heir Edward Rogers III has failed.

Can the next order of business be to discreetly remove the Bon Jovi banner currently hanging from the rafters at the Air Canada Centre? It stunk then, and it stinks now.

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Argie

@Mike
Do you know what JBJ would say to you? "Have a Nice Day!"

September 9, 2014 @ 11:31 AM

Douglas

The Buffalo Bills were never moving to Canada in the first place. There are a number of U.S., and even European, cities that would be a better fit for the NFL and its marketing machine. Los Angeles doesn't even have one NFL team, let alone that it can and did support two teams at one time.

Having a Canadian team would not add one incremental Abe Lincoln coin to the NFL's revenue over any American, and probably European, team. The team that has the worst American television ratings for Major League Baseball? The Toronto Blue Jays.

There was a time, several decades ago, when top American football players came to play in the CFL - because the pay was better. Not all succeeded. Once the NFL became the money and marketing machine with massive television broadcast rights contracts, everything changed. No team based in Canada could have the desired characteristics for American football money. Toronto and many of its residents like to talk big city, and that's where it ends.

As a side note, I see that the Bills have dropped back down to number 28 out of 30 in 2014 for "average" (whatever that means - straight average? weighted by number of seats? only "non-premium" seats?) ticket price in the NFL: http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2014/09/04/ticket-prices-list/ Two years ago, the Bills were 30th out of 30. Or was that their season ranking? Sorry. "Wide right."

September 9, 2014 @ 12:30 PM

mrmojorisinca

I agree..take down the banner.

September 9, 2014 @ 1:12 PM

Douglas

Oh yes...I forgot about that. Take down the banner.

September 9, 2014 @ 1:37 PM

CQ

T.O. "needs to hold on to what it's got"!

September 9, 2014 @ 1:40 PM

mrmojorisinca

CQ - I agree..but the banner isn't something we got..it just means alot of people paid money to see a semi decent band that isn't Canadian

September 9, 2014 @ 1:56 PM

519 Rob

If they want to honour musical acts at the ACC, great.
But there's got to be lots more deserving than Bon Jovi.

September 9, 2014 @ 3:29 PM

mike

I heard Journey is the next semi-decent band they want to put a banner up for.

September 10, 2014 @ 12:36 PM

mgemay

@519 Rob ... Bon Jovi have played 17 sold out shows at Air Canada Centre. I'm sure when other musical acts reach this same milestone they will receive the same honour.

IMO the Bon Jovi banner will and should STAY!!!

September 11, 2014 @ 4:32 PM

NW

When will they put up the Bob Seger banner at the ACC?

September 11, 2014 @ 8:09 PM

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