While Jon Bon Jovi would love to own an NFL franchise one day, it doesn’t seem like the city of Buffalo is willing to have him take over its squad, so much so that they’re trying to ban his music!
According to Billboard.com, Bon Jovi is rumored to be part of a group of investors that want to buy and then relocate the Buffalo Bills to Canada. Bills fans are fuming over that possibility, going to the extent of getting Bon Jovi songs banned throughout the summer in the city’s bars, shops and radio stations.
Perhaps Buffalo and its residents are loyal to a fault, or they just don’t want a repeat of the bad luck encountered by Cleveland Browns fans in 1995 when the franchise was moved to Baltimore.
So instead of “Livin’ on a Prayer,” fans of the Bills are taking a firm stand against Bon Jovi and telling the NFL that in order to truly honor the legacy of longtime owner Ralph Wilson who passed away in March, the team needs to stay put.
This, of course, isn’t the first time Bon Jovi has taken part in owning a sports franchise. He was part owner of the Arena Football League’s Philadelphia Soul from 2004-2008, which he did not relocate.
If he does become part-owner of the Bills, perhaps he should follow suit and keep the Bills in Buffalo.