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Buffalo Bills fans want Bon Jovi boycott

Buffalo Bills Fans Want Bon Jovi Boycott

The easiest way to get yourself in trouble in western New York? Just try to play this guy's music in front of Buffalo Bills fans. A group called '12th Man Thunder' is pushing a boycott of all things Bon Jovi because it believes the rock star would move the team to Toronto if he bought the team." Yes, no more "It's My Life" in Buffalo - or for those of us who actually remember the '80s - "Runaway" or "Livin' On A Prayer."

The group '12th Man Thunder' is a grassroots campaign asking Bills fans to boycott the rocker's music. Its petition not only has more than 6,000 signatures as of early Thursday, it boasts a long list of businesses banning the music from jukeboxes and live bands. The group is not shy about its newfound hatred for Bon Jovi, whose publicist said last month he had an interest in buying the team.

'People in Toronto are counting on our money to go up there and fill their seats, and it's a losing proposition for Bon Jovi because we're not going to be there,' says Charles Pellien, co-founder of '12th Man Thunder'

‚ÄčIt's been a rough couple of months for loyal Bills fans after the death in March of beloved owner Ralph Wilson, who founded the team in 1959. USA Today reports when Bon Jovi's publicist announced his interest in the team in April, news followed quickly the musician and a group of investors had a long-term plan to include moving the team to Toronto. EPSN reported earlier this month, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said he believed the team needed a new stadium to keep it viable in the region. Ralph Wilson Stadium was built in 1973. While the team's lease with the local county and state of New York pretty much locks it into playing in the current stadium through 2019, the Bills' CEO announced a transaction team Wednesday effectively putting the team on sale. The Toronto Sun reports other buyers have emerged like the former owner of the NHL's Buffalo Sabres Tom Golisano who many believe would keep the team in western New York.

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echand5000 May 22 2014 at 11:59 AM

If the '12th Man Thunder", loves the bills so much, they should just buy the losing football team! That's called putting your money where your mouth is! Otherwise leave Jon Bon Jovi alone. He's one fine example of a human being!

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patriot1too May 22 2014 at 12:40 PM

How about we boycott New York. Its a cess pool of moral decay and saggy pants sideways cap neck tattoed hoody wearing thug crime. Also run by know nothing liberal extremisist.

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wtrfrd May 22 2014 at 1:27 PM

Jon Bon Jovi has worked on behalf of the Special Olympics, the American Red Cross, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, Covenant House, Project H.O.M.E., The Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation (formerly the Philadelphia Soul Charitable Foundation), and other groups.

He has been named the first Founding Ambassador of the Habitat for Humanity Ambassador program as part of the international nonprofit organization’s new advocacy outreach initiative. Jon Bon Jovi has been raising awareness with Habitat for Humanity since 2005 when he provided the funds to build six homes in Philadelphia and built the homes alongside the homeowner families, as well as with members of his Philadelphia Soul Arena Football Team. The construction site also served as the video shoot location for his band’s single, "Who Says You Can’t Go Home". In 2006, Bon Jovi made a $1 million donation to build 28 Habitat homes in Louisiana in partnership with low-income families on the hurricane-str

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thinkaboutit May 22 2014 at 11:50 AM

Seriously? What difference does boycotting JBJ music make? smh

It just gives Buffalo "a bad name".

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nana021301 May 22 2014 at 12:10 PM

Bon Jovi has contributed a lot of money to charities including New York So boycott him your just hurting yourselves

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nkowalak May 22 2014 at 11:39 AM

Move them to China but leave Bon Jovi alone. He is one of the most generous entertainers we have and do you wonder why people move their businesses out of the country--its TAXES nd its those who don't pay that complain the loudest! People work hard for those big bucks and rude comments about them just make more rich and the poor just gets louder!

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hawkwind4u May 22 2014 at 12:51 PM

You people up there cound'nt care less about the Bills. 41 year old stadium, mediocre play at best from the team. If that knock off band is so worked up, let them buy it.

you only have 6000 signatures?!, you are losers.

leave Bon Jovi alone, the majority will stand against you.

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haddonfineart hawkwind4u May 22 2014 at 6:52 PM

John Bonjiovi ? All he has done? What about the things he has done that get covered up? Not Good!
ALL this praise from people who know nothing about John except what they read in the news written by
Fans in thee media business.....

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rasti haddonfineart May 22 2014 at 9:39 PM

I'm not a Bonjovi fan, but he lives near me and someone who did some landscaping work for him said he is a cold and mean person to work for. He treats the hired help poorly, apparently, and the good things he does are long-distance only. Not a good sign...

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Martha haddonfineart May 23 2014 at 2:35 AM

rasti, sometimes it is the worker , not the boss.People who pay a lot of money for a job,be it landscaping, or dry walling, or house painting..expect a job done well for the money.Sometimes, if you can't do a good job, and you can't take the criticism or get fired you spend hours blaming the boss instead of putting the blame where it belongs.I think this syndrome is also far more likely if the "boss" is a celebrity and can get you some "air time' Just a thought.....

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slellis74 hawkwind4u May 22 2014 at 7:45 PM

I agree with you hawkwind4u and leave bon jovi alone and go fly a kite

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Susie May 22 2014 at 1:36 PM

These pollacks pride themselves on being 'disillusioned'. Do they imagine a boycott will deprive Bon Jovi of the $ he needs to buy the team? Hahaha!

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cincyburb01 May 22 2014 at 1:11 PM

Could be worse for him....he could have instructed his girlfriend to not invite Magic Johnson to the Buffalo Bills games. Lol

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mvnup May 22 2014 at 3:23 PM

He is an idiot

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