11 people who dislike the idea of Bon Jovi moving the Buffalo Bills to Toronto

11 people who dislike the idea of Bon Jovi moving the Buffalo Bills to Toronto

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Twitter exploded this morning with “Livin’ on a Prayer” puns over news that classic rock mainstay and hair enthusiast Jon Bon Jovi is joining forces with Larry Tanenbaum (part owner of MLSE) and Tim Leiweke (president and CEO of MLSE) to bid on the Buffalo Bills and move the team to Toronto. Rock star wattage has brought attention to the idea, but most still consider Rogers to be the primary candidate to bring American football into our Canadian backyard.

The move would complete the years-long campaign to get an NFL team into Canada, but is also fraught with snags and questions: the Bills price could be as high as $1 billion; getting them out of their current venue lease before 2020 would rack up another $400 million; and a new Toronto stadium could cost yet another $1 billion (possible locations: Downsview Park, Woodbine Racetrack). Plus, the Bills will not be available for purchase until 95-year-old owner Ralph Wilson passes away. And what about the CFL? Could the city support both the Toronto Bills and the Toronto Argos?

To add to the confusion, Bon Jovi’s improbably named publicist Ken Sunshine waded into the fray, calling the multiple reports of his boss’s interest in the Bills “preposterous.” All of this has been greeted with wildly mixed reactions, including several nay-sayers who are tempering enthusiasm with cynicism. From Tim Hudak to Jagmeet Singh, here’s a round-up of the top tweets that characterize the twitterverse’s response: