So I was watching Ralph Wilson talking about CJ Spiller and he looked rough. Like I'm worried how long he's going to be with us rough. And then a flash of inspiration hit. So keep reading after the jump to see how we could save the Bills, or failing that help out Erie County economically.
So as we all know Mr. Wilson is an old man. And while we owe a debt of gratitude to him, its time to start examining the Bills future in Buffalo. Now where all hoping for a local group of investors to step forward and buy the Bills upon Mr Wilsons demise. However, what if this doesn't happen? Well normally we'd be crap out of luck, but fortunately theres still one more thing the Mr Wilson can do for the people of Buffalo.
Now many of us (all of us) are hardcore football fans. Well how many of you remember when Steve Hutchinson got his contract offer from the Vikings? His contract included a provision, commonly referred to as a poison pill. Which stated if he started x amount of games his entire contract became guaranteed. Well I think I see a ray of hope here for the Buffalo franchise even after Mr Wilsons demise.(which is hopefully far,far, away.)
In a nutshell heres my idea. The Bills stadium agreement with Erie County is now year to year. Well, what if Mr Wilson signs a new agreement with Erie County. I was thinking something like a new 50 year contract. And in this contract states anyone who tries to relocate the Bills, x amount of miles from the current stadium site must make a payment of 300 million dollars to Erie County, and that sum is non negotiable. That way anyone who buys the team, would pretty much have to keep the franchise in the area. And if someone did buy, and god forbid relocate the team, well that way the County would recieve a hefty financial windfall, that would go a long way towards stimulating economic growth in Erie County and surrounding environs.
Thanks for taking a few minutes to read this, and let me know what you think.