Discussion in 'The National Football League' started by CloakNNNdagger, Apr 14, 2014.
Could change the culture.
I just don't know if I can get used to calling them by their new name.....the Trump Bills. Funny, Trump's bills almost was the end of him at one time.
Yep, a lot of getting used to...
To be fair I think he has only filed for bankruptcy four times
I can imagine a lot of personnel getting....
The Buffalo Hair Pieces
The Trump Tupees
The Buffalo Bird Nests
The Buffalo Hair Club for Men
I wouldn't want Trump owning my local NFL team. It'll soon become as much about him as it will the team. That's OK with the head coach, but not the owner.
Also, I'm not sure if Trump has the cash. Sure, he's rich, but, my understanding is that a lot of his money is leveraged and tied up in loans and real estate.
NFL owners tend to have a good billion dollars or so in cash on hand. Not sure if Trump has that.
Maybe I'm wrong.
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Donald Trump is one of the biggest publicity "prostitutes" going, and I think that's all that this is about - an easy way to get attention.
I agree that he likely isn't financially able to pull this off, but I don't think that's his true goal anyway. To put it mildly, I'll be very surprised if he's the next owner of the Bills.
If I was a Bills fan, I'd be happy with any potential owner that promised to keep the team in Buffalo.
Trump has very deep pockets and I have no doubt would want to win. While he'd certainly be very visible, that's not necessarily a bad thing. His willingness to spend his money to build a winning roster could attract some talent.
Will they get rid of the Buffalo on their helments and replace it with a big "T", or will they put a big blondish hairpiece on it to look like a Davy Crockett Coon skin cap kinda thing?
He'll figure out soon enough that there better places he can make big bucks with the Bills. I wouldn't be rushing out to buy any PSLs if I were a Bills fan.
It would be interesting to have Trump and Jerry go at each other in pregame interviews.........just like like the WWE.
Who Killed the USFL?
I hope this doesn't go through, Trump was a douche in the 80's and he's still a giant douche.
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Agreed. And from what I think I know about Trump and how his mind works I have just the place he'll want to move.
New York City. No, I'm not drinking, NYC. He'll sell the move as the only REAL New York team left, and now it's in the Big Apple. The same city that was "forsaken" by the other two teams. The team will be in his back yard with a new stadium (of course). The team will be feeding on the NY population with the NY name as a hook New Yorker's won't refuse. Three teams right in there together but only one "New York" team. The publicity created by the audacity would keep Trump happy for...well.....days even...lol.
Hell, he'd probably even go after the Jets and Giants to stop using the New York name...lol.
Before you laugh, just remember where you heard it first.
Some of you may be too young to remember the USFL and the Gamblers.........and how Trump and his arrogance one-handedly destroyed a truly innovative and FUN football league.
Reminiscing about the USFL, a.k.a. the fun league, 30 years later
As long as Trump would be willing to hire the best people possible to put the best product possible on the field, I would have no problem with Trump becoming owner of my team.
I don't think NFL owners will let Trump become an owner because he will do whatever it takes to win and that goes against the grain of most NFL owners.
Well, the potential to move exists with any new ownership group. Buffalo is no longer an economically viable market. The city has seen better days, and those days were decades ago.
At least Trump is "saying" that he'd want to keep the Bills in Buffalo. If anyone could afford to absorb the financial burden of such a commitment, it is a guy like Trump.
John Mara/Kraft run the NFL, so for the reasons stated above, it's doubtful that Trump will ever be allowed to own a NFL team.
Interesting article. I won't dispute Trump's influence in ultimately dooming the USFL. However, it should also be remembered that the league was already in trouble when he came along, as teams were paying far more for players than they could afford.
Trump advocated a gamble that failed, but the league was doomed because folks just were not interested enough in spring football to make it an economically sustainable model. Instead of trying to be a league that could be a gap between college and NFL, they went head-to-head in competing for players like the AFL did in the 1960's. But, but the 1980's the NFL was much larger, more powerful, and had a lot deeper pockets than they did in the '60's.
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