I think I have thought of the solution to our problem, and if the team is indeed sold to him, this solution seems so toxic, so averse to the NFL, that if this spreads around before bidding closes, I could see it torpedoing that ownerships group of even winning.
So here's how it works.
No, we don't boycot Jon Bon Jovi music at the stadium, and in Buffalo. He doesn't care, and it makes us look disorganized and foolish. He's got well north of 300 million in liquid cash at the moment, his music earns him royalties, sure, but he's a business man and has money coming in from other sources. Boycotting his music does nothing.
No, we don't stop going to Bills games or buying Bills merchandise--that does nothing either. In fact, it makes us look even worse as Bills fans, and further encourages a move out of Buffalo.
No, the solution is far more simple: rather than making Buffalo the place the NFL wants to be... we make Buffalo the place the NFL doesn't want to be.
Bear with me.
The Bills are locked in Buffalo for 7 years. NOW is the time to let Goodell know how long those seven years are going to feel if the Bills get sold to an owner looking to move the team--and it happens like this:
obnoxious chants at games
the stadium wearing all black
fans holding up signs that spell out obscenities towards toronto--and not just 10 fans, 80,000 fans
80,000 people at once throwing beverages on the field--every game
a streaker between every play that is run, delaying the game for hours and hours and hours
cutting the electricity to the stadium during prime time games
We as fans need to band together and let the NFL know that WERE going to make life a living hell for THEM for the next 7 years, not vice versa. Winning a super bowl? lol. our focus will be on becoming the biggest story in sports for the next 7 years. We can do the most absurd and ridiculous things as fans... as an 80,000 strong flash mob... things the NFL hasn't dreamt of... things that will keep Goodell up at night.
This is our chance. Don't boycot, don't riot, just make the big boys in the suits think loooooooooong and hard about selling this team off.
This is the nuclear option, but if they want to sell to a Toronto based group, who's willing to fight the good fight?
Picture: with 5 minutes and 30 seconds left in the fourth, 20,000 fans storm the field.
For 7 years.
Edited by JohnnyGold, 18 July 2014 - 10:16 PM.