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#1 TheTruthHurts

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 01:54 PM

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AP report: Jim Kelly preparing to make a bid on the Bills w/ Donald Trump
https://twitter.com/...588382793596928

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 02:04 PM

Where's the AP report?

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 02:13 PM

View Postbbb, on 19 April 2014 - 02:04 PM, said:

Where's the AP report?

http://bigstory.ap.o...lo-bills-buyers

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 02:30 PM

Del Reid@mrdeadlier  36m
Link to @john_wawrow’s Kelly/Trump report: http://www.pro32.ap....buyers … (Thanks to @MobiliaJennifer for the heads up) #bills #billsmafia



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Posted 19 April 2014 - 02:41 PM

View PostYoloinOhio, on 19 April 2014 - 02:30 PM, said:

Del Reid@mrdeadlier  36m
Link to @john_wawrow’s Kelly/Trump report: http://www.pro32.ap....buyers … (Thanks to @MobiliaJennifer for the heads up) #bills #billsmafia



Soooo.... Chad Kelly is investing too?








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#6 jahnyc

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 02:47 PM

I would be happy with any new owner that will keep the Bills in Buffalo, but I like the idea of the Jacobs family purchasing the Bills.  Owners of a local big private company, experience owning a major sport team (Bruins), and a family that may want to keep the team in the family for an extended period of time.

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 02:50 PM

View PostJust Jack, on 19 April 2014 - 02:13 PM, said:


Thanks.  I like this:

Dan Kelly, vice president of Jim Kelly Inc., told The Associated Press last week that his brother will pursue the Bills.
"Jim will be an active participant in it moving forward," Kelly said, noting that his brother will pursue the Bills despite undergoing treatments for a recurrence of sinus cancer.

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 02:50 PM

Wawrow's piece does not indicate Trump and Kelly will combine on a bid. It begins with a listing of the major players made public to this point:

"BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly is prepared to make a bid to buy the Buffalo Bills. Donald Trump's on board, too.

Don't discount the family of Boston Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs. And include New Jersey rocker Jon Bon Jovi's name for added spice."

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 03:25 PM

View Postuncle flap, on 19 April 2014 - 02:41 PM, said:

Soooo.... Chad Kelly is investing too?








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Posted 19 April 2014 - 03:45 PM

http://13wham.com/ne...lls-11223.shtml

Get er done Jimbo

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 03:47 PM

View Posttrunge19, on 19 April 2014 - 03:45 PM, said:


It would be nice if WHAM gave attribution where it's due. Wawrow wrote that piece for the AP.

GO BILLS!!!

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 03:49 PM

For the record, JK will have no actual buying power in pursuit of the Bills. He doesn't have enough money to own 1%. However, he'd be a great karma face for a guy like Donald Trump who will need some.

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 03:53 PM

View PostSBUffalo, on 19 April 2014 - 03:49 PM, said:

For the record, JK will have no actual buying power in pursuit of the Bills. He doesn't have enough money to own 1%. However, he'd be a great karma face for a guy like Donald Trump who will need some.

I'm pretty sure Jimbo has AT LEAST $10m to invest.

GO BILLS!!!

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 04:04 PM

It will be interesting to learn who Kelly ' s group is.

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 04:11 PM

View PostK-9, on 19 April 2014 - 03:53 PM, said:



I'm pretty sure Jimbo has AT LEAST $10m to invest.

GO BILLS!!!

Jim Kelly is worth $19M according to celebrity networth - http://www.celebrity...elly-net-worth/

JK probably could make $50m selling an autobiography & movie rights.

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 04:11 PM

View PostSBUffalo, on 19 April 2014 - 03:49 PM, said:

For the record, JK will have no actual buying power in pursuit of the Bills. He doesn't have enough money to own 1%. However, he'd be a great karma face for a guy like Donald Trump who will need some.

View PostK-9, on 19 April 2014 - 03:53 PM, said:

I'm pretty sure Jimbo has AT LEAST $10m to invest.

GO BILLS!!!

I wonder, while a lot of people are putting in bids, Mary Wilson can choose who to sell to. Money may not be the only story.

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 04:14 PM

View PostWhitewalker Merriman, on 19 April 2014 - 04:11 PM, said:

I wonder, while a lot of people are putting in bids, Mary Wilson can choose who to sell to. Money may not be the only story.
The other owners have  to approve any sale.

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 04:17 PM

View PostWhitewalker Merriman, on 19 April 2014 - 04:11 PM, said:

I wonder, while a lot of people are putting in bids, Mary Wilson can choose who to sell to. Money may not be the only story.

Been asking the same thing for weeks now. If the trust allows Mary Wilson the discretion, I gotta believe it doesn't just go to the highest bidder and a party that intends to keep it in Buffalo would have the inside track. I also have a strong feeling the league has already vetted a serious contender.

GO BILLS!!!

Edited by K-9, 19 April 2014 - 04:17 PM.


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Posted 19 April 2014 - 04:39 PM

View Postjahnyc, on 19 April 2014 - 02:47 PM, said:

I would be happy with any new owner that will keep the Bills in Buffalo, but I like the idea of the Jacobs family purchasing the Bills.  Owners of a local big private company, experience owning a major sport team (Bruins), and a family that may want to keep the team in the family for an extended period of time.
I think that I am with you. If I had my pick of anyone it would probably be Jacobs. I wouldn't mind Pegula at all and in general am okay with anyone willing to keep th team. Jacobs seems to be the best fit though.

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 04:43 PM

A newly healthy Kelly heading the winning ownership group would be one of the greatest stories in Buffalo sports history. We need all the cosmic forces to align and make this happen.