Oct. 14, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA; Detailed view of a Buffalo Bills helmet and footballs on the sidelines against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Golisano Throws Name into Hat to Buy Buffalo Bills

Yesterday we looked at a press conference where Donald Trump has stated that he is looking to and willing to spend his own money and help build a stadium for the Buffalo Bills and keep them in Western New York.

Tom Golisano was mentioned earlier in the month with his interest to buy the Bills but nothing has really been heard from him until now.  Golisano has been privately speaking with the team and the family of the late Ralph Wilson Jr. about buying the team.  Golisano is planning on building a new stadium just 10 minutes from the current home of the Buffalo Bills.

Golisano is the former owner of the Buffalo Sabres, after they went bankrupt due to the fantastic leadership of the Rigas family.  Golisano is reportedly worth 2 billion dollars, so he has the money to spend and as reported spent over 93 million on three political runs for office for governor, under the independent party flag, here in NY.

Would Golisano be a good owner for the Bills at the ripe old age of 72.  With the Buccaneers owner just passing on Wednesday at 85, there seems to be a link, at least this year, with older owners passing on.  I am not saying, by any means that this is going to or should restrict an owner from buying the team.  I like Golisano, I also like Trump.  My biggest factor in the whole deal is, stadium or not, the Buffalo Bills must stay in Buffalo or at least in Western New York.  Once they leave the confines of WNY, they are no longer the Buffalo Bills, and that would be a major issue on my end.

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