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WEDG Report: Rogers meets with Cuomo & Bills


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#1 ET1062

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 08:22 AM

Shredd and Regan from WEDG 103.3 the EDGE are reporting that a meeting took place yesterday between Rogers and Cuomor and the Bills.  Apparently there was yelling involved.  Rogers is planning on moving the Bills to Toronto after this season and pay whatever the $400 Million dollar penalty is all about take their chances in the courts.  

Heard it on the radio, so I don't have a link, so please don't ask.  Also, don't shoot the messenger!

Edited by ET1062, 14 June 2014 - 09:19 AM.


#2 stevewin

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 08:26 AM

He can't move it if they don't sell it to him

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 08:26 AM

The only team in New York State will not be moved to Toronto without a major fight from Cuomo and Schumer (unless they are posturing) nor will this happen if Mary Wilson has anything to say about it.

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 08:33 AM

Not saying I dont believe you but this story seems fabricated or at least some parts of it.



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Posted 06 June 2014 - 08:34 AM

Isn't Rodgers dead?

#6 ET1062

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 08:35 AM

View PostCanadian Bills Fan, on 06 June 2014 - 08:33 AM, said:

Not saying I dont believe you but this story seems fabricated or at least some parts of it.



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  It's not my story, it is their story.  Just telling you what I heard on the radio.

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 08:35 AM

1. Rogers would need approval first from the trust to buy the team, then from the league.

2. He would need to win a court case in Erie county so that he could pay the $400 million

3. He would then need approval from the NFL to move the team.

4. He'd have to pay a relocation fee, if approve.

5. He'd have to have a place for them to play, as Rogers centre doesn't meet NFL requirements for attendence and is getting refitted with grass the seats in the lower bowl can't be positioned for football games hence the Argos leaving. That means building a stadium, which hasn't started, and even if it did start today, it would still be at least 2 years before it was finished.

6. These stories are getting more and more ridiculous.

EDIT: And I assume you mean Edward Rodgers, son of Ted Rodgers. Rodgers communication, can't buy a team.

Edited by Wayne Cubed, 06 June 2014 - 08:43 AM.


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Posted 06 June 2014 - 08:35 AM

View Postthebandit27, on 06 June 2014 - 08:34 AM, said:

Isn't Rodgers dead?

Representatives from Rogers Communications.

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 08:37 AM

View PostET1062, on 06 June 2014 - 08:35 AM, said:

Representatives from Rogers Communications.

Are ya sure? Edward Rodgers maybe? Corporations can't buy NFL teams.

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 08:39 AM

As soon as WEDG posts the audio, I will post the link.

Edited by ET1062, 06 June 2014 - 08:39 AM.


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Posted 06 June 2014 - 08:40 AM

View PostWayne Cubed, on 06 June 2014 - 08:35 AM, said:

1. Rogers would need approval first from the trust to buy the team, then from the league.

2. He would need to win a court case in Erie county so that he could pay the $400 million

3. He would then need approval from the NFL to move the team.

4. He'd have to pay a relocation fee, if approve.

5. He'd have to have a place for them to play, as Rogers centre doesn't meet NFL requirements for attendence and is getting refitted with grass the seats in the lower bowl can't be positioned for football games hence the Argos leaving. That means building a stadium, which hasn't started, and even if it did start today, it would still be at least 2 years before it was finished.

6. These stories are getting more and more ridiculous.
Exactly!!

Just to add one more thing to it, the court case that he would have to win in Erie County is that Erie County did not perform their part of the lease deal. Good luck with that.

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 08:40 AM

I'm sure they said it; I'm also sure it's bogus

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 08:55 AM

This helps to hurry up the new stadium in WNY

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 08:56 AM

The league should consider offering a new franchise to Toronto if there is such a demand for NFL football there.  Not likely to put much of a dent in the Bills fan base.  Would create a great rivalry and the league and owners get a nice payday.

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 08:59 AM

View PostET1062, on 06 June 2014 - 08:35 AM, said:

It's not my story, it is their story.  Just telling you what I heard on the radio.
Understood but the comment that Rogers is planning on moving the Bills after this season is the problem. They don't own the team so how can someone say that?

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 09:07 AM

With all the multimedia outlets in the world, it amazing WEDG is the only one covering the story?

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 09:11 AM

View Postkeepthefaith, on 06 June 2014 - 08:56 AM, said:

The league should consider offering a new franchise to Toronto if there is such a demand for NFL football there.  Not likely to put much of a dent in the Bills fan base.  Would create a great rivalry and the league and owners get a nice payday.
Not much dent?? Try 20%. That's a big dent.

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 09:12 AM

Sorry... but why would Rodgers even meet with Schumer and Cuomo. They wouldn't give him the time of day.

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 09:13 AM

View Postclearwater cadet, on 06 June 2014 - 09:07 AM, said:

With all the multimedia outlets in the world, it amazing WEDG is the only one covering the story?

because it's not a story

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 09:14 AM

View PostET1062, on 06 June 2014 - 08:22 AM, said:

Shredd and Regan
More like Bevis and Butthead.   Undoubtedly, this 'report' is a lame ass attempt at humor...