Joe Banner, former team president of the Philadelphia Eagles, stepped down on Thursday.
Why does that matter to Bills fans?
Well, he stated that he’s interested in joining an ownership group that’s looking to buy and NFL team. Howard Eskin, a Philadelphia sports radio personality and Eagles sideline reporter, sent the following tweet to his 23,000-plus followers that was retweeted more than 50 times.
Hear Ex #Eagles Pres Joe Banner interested in putting group together to buy Buff Bills. Also hear Cleveland Browns and St Louis may b 4 sale
— Howard Eskin (@howardeskin) June 7, 2012
I wrote a comprehensive breakdown of this news on Bleacher Report—you can check it out HERE.
But here’s the skinny.
Right now, this is nothing more than a speculative report. Why? Um, the Bills aren’t for sale, so even if Banner and his group were begging and pleading to buy the team, it wouldn’t matter.
It’s good that a guy is seemingly interested in the Bills who revitalized a struggling Philadelphia Eagles team in the late 1990s-early 2000s, and was the mastermind behind the construction and move from the decrepit Veterans Stadium to Lincoln Financial Field.
Then again, would he like to buy the team and keep them in Buffalo with stadium renovations on the horizon? Or will he be looking to to uproot the organization and move it to a more lucrative setting in Los Angeles?
Actually, right now, it doesn’t really matter.
However, Joe Banner is a name the Bills faithful should definitely keep in the back of their minds.
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