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The candidates / Possible suitors for the Buffalo Bills via The Buffalo News

000gooby:

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TERRY Pegula

Age: 63

Net worth: $3.3 billion

How wealth acquired: Oil and gas drilling.

Reasons to buy: Owns Buffalo Sabres, which he bought in 2011 for $189 million. He sold his company, East Resources, for $4.7 billion in 2010 and is making major investment in downtown Buffalo with $170 million HarborCenter complex next to First Niagara Center. He has more wealth than 28 current NFL owners, according to Forbes magazine.

Reasons not to buy: More passionate about hockey; focused on rebuilding Sabres team that is last in the NHL.

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B. Thomas Golisano

Age: 72

Net worth: $2.1 billion

How wealth acquired: Founded Paychex, a payroll-processing company based in Rochester.

Reasons to buy: Sold Buffalo Sabres to Pegula in 2011, reportedly rejecting a higher offer from someone who planned to move it to another city. He also has expressed concern about the Bills leaving. “I have made the commitment that if that likelihood appears to be happening, I will try and get involved and see what I can do to prevent it,” he said in a 2011 interview.

Reasons not to buy: Moved to Florida in 2009, saying New York’s taxes were too high.

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Jeremy Jacobs Sr.

Age: 74

Net worth: $3.1 billion

How wealth acquired: Owner of Buffalo-based Delaware North, one of the world’s largest concession companies.

Reasons to buy: Has deep Buffalo roots and has shown interest before in owning an NFL franchise.

Reasons not to buy: Already owns Boston Bruins. NFL rules prohibit an owner from owning a team in another sport if they are in different markets. So the Bruins would need to be sold or some of his family would need to divest themselves from the Bruins and take over the Bills. Has publicly balked at costs of NFL ownership.

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Robert Rich Jr.

Age: 73

Net worth: $3 billion

How wealth acquired: Owner of Buffalo-based Rich Products, frozen food company founded in 1945 by Robert Rich Sr.

Reasons to buy: Has deep Buffalo roots and pushed to bring an expansion Major League Baseball team to Buffalo in 1980s.

Reasons not to buy: Hasn’t publicly expressed interest in owning the Bills.

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Donald J. Trump

Age: 67

Net worth: Varying reports ranging from $150 million to $7 billion.

How wealth acquired: Vast holdings in real estate, finance, entertainment, golf, apparel, television, and vodka, among other ventures. Began his career at his father’s company.

Reasons to buy: Has expressed keen interest in keeping the Bills in Buffalo.

Reasons not to buy: Has expressed none, while a spokesman says Trump has the financial ability to outbid other suitors.

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Jeffrey E. Gundlach

Age: Mid-50s

Net worth: Possibly more than $1 billion

How wealth acquired: Bond investor is founder and chief executive officer of DoubleLine Capital.

Reasons to buy: Grew up in Buffalo as a Bills fan. In 2011, he told the Wall Street Journal he was trying to put together a group to purchase the Bills. “It’s not an investment. It’s because I love the Bills,” he said. He told the Los Angeles Times it would be “a tragedy” if the team moved.

Reasons not to buy: It might be difficult to run a football team in Buffalo while leading a major mutual fund company in California.

(via circlethewagonsbuffalo)

kickoffcoverage:

Bills fans to hold tailgate party in owner’s honor:
A Buffalo Bills fan club is planning a tailgate party near the Buffalo Bills stadium to honor the late team owner Ralph Wilson.
Just hours after the team said the 95-year-old Wilson had died at his Michigan home Tuesday, the Bills Mafia fan club announced on Twitter that it would hold a memorial tailgate at a privately-owned parking lot just down the street from Ralph Wilson Stadium.
The group says Bills fans want to say thank you to Wilson the best way they know, with a tailgate party.
The event will start at 1 p.m. Sunday. Parking will cost $10, with all proceeds to be donated to the Hunter’s Hope Foundation. The foundation is named for the late Hunter Kelly, son of former Bills quarterback and Hall of Famer Jim Kelly. (Photo: Getty Images)

kickoffcoverage:

Bills fans to hold tailgate party in owner’s honor:

A Buffalo Bills fan club is planning a tailgate party near the Buffalo Bills stadium to honor the late team owner Ralph Wilson.

Just hours after the team said the 95-year-old Wilson had died at his Michigan home Tuesday, the Bills Mafia fan club announced on Twitter that it would hold a memorial tailgate at a privately-owned parking lot just down the street from Ralph Wilson Stadium.

The group says Bills fans want to say thank you to Wilson the best way they know, with a tailgate party.

The event will start at 1 p.m. Sunday. Parking will cost $10, with all proceeds to be donated to the Hunter’s Hope Foundation. The foundation is named for the late Hunter Kelly, son of former Bills quarterback and Hall of Famer Jim Kelly. (Photo: Getty Images)

(via circlethewagonsbuffalo)

charleswaldorfphotography:

Buffalo Bills tribute to Mr. Wilson 
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Buffalo Bills tribute to Mr. Wilson 

charleswaldorfphotography:

Buffalo Bills tribute to Mr. Wilson 

(via circlethewagonsbuffalo)

iwillbeyourknightinshiningarmor:

carrotbazooka:

"On a snowy night at Ralph Wilson Stadium, the Bills have left one light on in Wilson’s memory."

This just gave me chills.

This one’s for you Ralph

iwillbeyourknightinshiningarmor:

carrotbazooka:

"On a snowy night at Ralph Wilson Stadium, the Bills have left one light on in Wilson’s memory."

This just gave me chills.

This one’s for you Ralph

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(Source: carrotbazooka, via tibthetank)

It’s been a hard year on Buffalo fans…

buffalove-30:

Besides the fact that both our hockey and football teams had awful seasons, Jim Kelly’s cancer came back and Bills’ long time owner, Ralph Wilson, passed today at age 95.

Now I’ve never been that big of a Bills fan, but I know how important these two are to Buffalo. Ralph Wilson brought the Bills here and they’re just as big in this city as the Sabres.

My heart is with the families of Jim Kelly and Ralph Wilson, along with all of the Bills Mafia. Stay strong

(via buffalosabreshockeyismylife)

Via Adam Schefter, Tim Graham & Russ Brandon and the Bills

000gooby:

Buffalo Bills Owner Ralph Wilson Has Passed Away at 95. image

My condolences go out to the Wilson Family in this their Time of need.  R.I.P Ralph Wilson Jr.

(via circlethewagonsbuffalo)