Bills Fans Anxious to See if Pegula Will Don His Monacle…

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This is what’s on the line! Our Team! – Photo Via The Buffalo News

It looks like Terry Pegula has rolled doubles, and he’s looking to parlay his extra turn into buying another property in the Buffalo sports scene.

Terry and Kim are very interested in owning the Bills! - Photo Via The Buffalo News

Terry and Kim are very interested in owning the Bills! – Photo Via The Buffalo News

News has recently broken that the Pegulas – beloved owners of the Buffalo Sabres – have obtained the representation of Steve Greenberg to represent them in their dealings with the Buffalo Bills. Greenberg is a heavy hitter in the field of sports franchise acquisitions, having brokered the sale of several MLB and NBA teams. While the Pegulas could still back out of their bid to purchase the Buffalo Bills, this strong move definitely puts them in a solid position. Pegula has already dealt with the acquisition of one sports franchise; couple his experience with that of Greenberg and it looks as though Pegula is positioned to be a power player during this courting process.

What the new HaborCenter is expected to look like! photo via harborcenter.tumblr.com

What the new HaborCenter is expected to look like! – photo via harborcenter.tumblr.com

In the brief time that the Pegulas and their ownership group have been in Buffalo, they have done more for the city than anyone I can remember. Their dedication to building up the waterfront is unmatched, and it seems that they’ve found the power center needed to get their plans pushed through the local political process without much resistance. The question remains, though, what would it be like to have one owner – a virtual monopoly – for the top Buffalo sports franchises? The soul-crushing vortex that the Buffalo Sabres have become has left fans not only heart broken, but also broke, as ticket prices and concession costs continue to rise. Can we expect the same to occur when Pegula gets ahold of the Bills?

The Sabres seem to be moving in the right direction, and Pegula may be a big part of that process, but he is a hockey guy historically, as he admitted when he first purchased the team. This is reasonably troubling – does he lack the football sense to make quality decisions in his construction of a management team for the Bills?

There can be no doubt that the Pegulas are dedicated to Buffalo, and if they were to purchase the Bills, I am confident that they would do everything within their power to keep them here. We’ve already endured nearly 2 decades of sub-mediocre football, surely we can handle a few more years while Terry and his crew acclimate to the NFL. When playing monopoly, the banker has to be the most trustworthy player, and Pegula seems to be in a position to be printing his own money, complete with ‘In Terry We Trust’ in giant red, white, blue and gold letters.

Please let this happen! Reporter - "You buying the team Terry?" Terry - "Done Deal Guys!"

Please let this happen!
Reporter – “You buying the team Terry?”
Terry – “Done Deal Guys!”

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One Comment on “Bills Fans Anxious to See if Pegula Will Don His Monacle…”

  1. erikwollschlager July 4, 2014 at 6:37 pm #

    Reblogged this on ewollschlager and commented:

    My first published article!

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