Prediction: Here's a headline from the 2120 version of whatever will have replaced newspapers: "NFL franchise for Toronto on the horizon."
Pardon the skepticism, but one gets a tad worn down by the annual reports that Canada's biggest city is about to become home to either an NFL expansion team or one seeking greener pastures. It's only been going on for about 40 years.
The latest report, which surfaced on the weekend courtesy of CBS Sports, has rock star Jon Bon Jovi pairing up with the moneybags at Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment to buy the Buffalo Bills and move them permanently to Toronto. According to reporter Jason La Canfora, Bon Jovi has been working the back corridors of power between concerts to lay the groundwork that would allow him to buy the Bills when 95-year-old owner Ralph Wilson finally passes on.
Bon Jovi has a lot of money, a net worth of about $300 million, and has enough ties with MLSE to make such a move possible. He's buddies with MLSE boss Tim Leiweke, whichRead More »from Bon Jovi, MLSE and the NFL in Toronto: The latest in a series of fantasies?