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Bon Jovi intent on NFL ownership, Falcons in play

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08:04 AM ET 02.09 | Is Jon Bon Jovi livin' on a prayer, halfway there or even closer? Bon Jovi wants to make it clear. He does aspire to be an NFL team owner. And yes, he has spoken with Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank about possibly buying 15 percent of the team. But that's where the story ends for now, Bon Jovi said in a statement Tuesday. The Falcons organization isn't ready to talk about it either, a spokesman told the AJC Sunday. ... Blank acknowledged earlier media reports that Bon Jovi was considering becoming a minority owner for $150 million.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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February 9, 2011  08:08 AM ET

$150 million for 15% ownership?

Didn't think the Falcons were worth that much.

February 9, 2011  08:08 AM ET

I thought he was going to invest in hoodies.

February 9, 2011  08:12 AM ET

Not gonna happen. He's "Livin' on a Prayer"

February 9, 2011  08:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I thought he was going to invest in hoodies.

At his age, I thought he was going to invest in hair weaves.

February 9, 2011  08:16 AM ET

So which minority is he going to own?

February 9, 2011  08:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Not gonna happen. He's "Livin' on a Prayer"

That Atlanta paper is quite witty...

February 9, 2011  08:20 AM ET

Bon Jovi should try the 'Phins. They love celebrity owners.

February 9, 2011  08:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

So which minority is he going to own?

Matt Ryan

February 9, 2011  08:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

$150 million for 15% ownership?Didn't think the Falcons were worth that much.

That would make the Falcons worth 1 billion. Either the Falcons are worth more than we think, or Bon Jovi is getting a raw deal.

February 9, 2011  08:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

That would make the Falcons worth 1 billion. Either the Falcons are worth more than we think, or Bon Jovi is getting a raw deal.

Truth!

February 9, 2011  08:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

That Atlanta paper is quite witty...

No doubt. At least they got the band and song reference right. Albeit, both horrible.

February 9, 2011  08:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Bon Jovi should try the 'Phins. They love celebrity owners.

Or the Raiders, so he can feel young again.

February 9, 2011  08:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

That would make the Falcons worth 1 billion. Either the Falcons are worth more than we think, or Bon Jovi is getting a raw deal.

Guess there is no such thing as a celebrity discount.

February 9, 2011  08:25 AM ET

This is the worth of NFL Franchises dated September, 2010:

Washington Redskins NFL Daniel Snyder $1.1 billion

Dallas Cowboys NFL Jerry Jones $923 million

Houston Texans NFL Robert McNair $905 million

New England Patriots NFL Robert Kraft $861 million

Philadelphia Eagles NFL Jeffrey Lurie $833 million

Denver Broncos NFL Pat Bowlen $815 million

Cleveland Browns NFL Randy Lerner $798 million

Chicago Bears NFL McCaskey Family $785 million

Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFL Malcolm Glazer $779 million

Baltimore Ravens NFL Steve Bisciotti $776 million

Miami Dolphins NFL Wayne Huizenga $765 million

Carolina Panthers NFL Jerry Richardson $760 million

Green Bay Packers NFL Public $756 million

Detroit Lions NFL William Ford $747 million

Tennessee Titans NFL Bud Adams $736 million

New York Yankees MLB George Steinbrenner $730 million

Pittsburgh Steelers NFL Dan Rooney $717 million

Seattle Seahawks NFL Paul Allen $712 million

Kansas City Chiefs NFL Lamar Hunt $709 million

St. Louis Rams NFL Georgia Frontiere $708 million

New York Giants NFL W. Mara/P. Tisch $692 million

Jacksonville Jaguars NFL Wayne Weaver $688 million

New York Jets NFL Woody Johnson $685 million

Cincinnati Bengals NFL Mike Brown $675 million

Buffalo Bills NFL Ralph Wilson Jr. $637 million

San Francisco 49ers NFL Denise DeBartolo York $636 million

New Orleans Saints NFL Tom Benson $627 million

Oakland Raiders NFL Al Davis $624 million

San Diego Chargers NFL Alex Spanos $622 million

Indianapolis Colts NFL Jim Irsay $609 million

Minnesota Vikings NFL Red McCombs $604 million

Atlanta Falcons NFL Arthur Blank $603 million

February 9, 2011  08:27 AM ET

Oh... And Hail To The Redskins!

February 9, 2011  08:29 AM ET

Word in Charlotte is that Jerry Richardson is thinking of selling the team. Maybe he could jump on that deal.

February 9, 2011  08:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

This is the worth of NFL Franchises dated September, 2010:

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
New York Yankees MLB George Steinbrenner $730 million
17
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Kansas City Chiefs NFL Lamar Hunt $709 million
St. Louis Rams NFL Georgia Frontiere $708 million
New York Giants NFL W. Mara/P. Tisch $692 million
22
23
24
25
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29
30
Minnesota Vikings NFL Red McCombs $604 million
Atlanta Falcons NFL Arthur Blank $603 million

I would say that this list isn't a very good one, Bro...

February 9, 2011  08:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

That would make the Falcons worth 1 billion. Either the Falcons are worth more than we think, or Bon Jovi is getting a raw deal.

Bon Jovi partook in some heavy recreational chemistry back in the '80s. Math probably ain't his bag.

He's rich and he wants something.

February 9, 2011  08:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

This is the worth of NFL Franchises dated September, 2010:Washington Redskins NFL Daniel Snyder $1.1 billion Dallas Cowboys NFL Jerry Jones $923 million Houston Texans NFL Robert McNair $905 million New England Patriots NFL Robert Kraft $861 million Philadelphia Eagles NFL Jeffrey Lurie $833 million Denver Broncos NFL Pat Bowlen $815 million Cleveland Browns NFL Randy Lerner $798 million Chicago Bears NFL McCaskey Family $785 million Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFL Malcolm Glazer $779 million Baltimore Ravens NFL Steve Bisciotti $776 million Miami Dolphins NFL Wayne Huizenga $765 million Carolina Panthers NFL Jerry Richardson $760 million Green Bay Packers NFL Public $756 million Detroit Lions NFL William Ford $747 million Tennessee Titans NFL Bud Adams $736 million New York Yankees MLB George Steinbrenner $730 million Pittsburgh Steelers NFL Dan Rooney $717 million Seattle Seahawks NFL Paul Allen $712 million Kansas City Chiefs NFL Lamar Hunt $709 million St. Louis Rams NFL Georgia Frontiere $708 million New York Giants NFL W. Mara/P. Tisch $692 million Jacksonville Jaguars NFL Wayne Weaver $688 million New York Jets NFL Woody Johnson $685 million Cincinnati Bengals NFL Mike Brown $675 million Buffalo Bills NFL Ralph Wilson Jr. $637 million San Francisco 49ers NFL Denise DeBartolo York $636 million New Orleans Saints NFL Tom Benson $627 million Oakland Raiders NFL Al Davis $624 million San Diego Chargers NFL Alex Spanos $622 million Indianapolis Colts NFL Jim Irsay $609 million Minnesota Vikings NFL Red McCombs $604 million Atlanta Falcons NFL Arthur Blank $603 million

My Colts are worth less than the Bengals, Lions and Panthers??? My CAR alone is worth more than the city of Detroit! My day has just been ruined!

 
February 9, 2011  08:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

I would say that this list isn't a very good one, Bro...

It wasn't me... It was the internet!! LOL!

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