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Andre Reed: F— Bon Jovi and who the f— is Johnny Manziel?

Andre-ReedBuffalo Bills legend Andre Reed is not happy with some of the current story lines in the NFL. The Hall of Fame wide receiver was recently interviewed for this week’s edition of New York Magazine, and he offered some very colorful takes on Jon Bon Jovi and Johnny Manziel. We’ll start with the former.

Bon Jovi is rumored to be interested in buying the Bills. And if the famous rock star can put together the group that makes the winning bid, he might move the Bills to Toronto. Take it away, Andre.

“Man, f— Bon Jovi!” Reed told New York Magazine’s Reeves Wiedeman. “You might as well just take this city, throw it in the river, and let it go down Niagara Falls.”

Reed’s opinion is one that is shared by all diehard Bills fans and many NFL purists. However, he did later admit that Toronto is a fun city and concede that he would remain connected to a Bills team in Toronto “if they paid me.”

“Now, I ain’t gonna lie to you,” Reed said. “One year I went up to Toronto, and man, I had a good-ass time up there.”

Wiedeman’s conversation with Reed got even more animated from there. It just so happened that the interview took place on the day LeBron James announced he was returning to Cleveland. When ESPN showed Manziel’s tweet congratulating LeBron and referring to him as “my guy,” Reed went off on the former Heisman Trophy winner.

“Who the f— is Johnny Manziel?” he asked. “LeBron ain’t your guy! You’re not ‘Johnny Football.’ You’re ‘Johnny Rookie B–ch.’”

Would Bills fans have been excited if their team drafted Manziel? Not a chance, says Reed.

“They’d boo that motherf—er outta here,” he said. “The fans would put him in his place.”

We all know that isn’t true, as all fans tend to get excited when their team drafts a Heisman-winning quarterback. That said, it’s obvious Reed cares a great deal about the team he spent 15 seasons with. I wouldn’t dare question his loyalty.

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Jon Bon Jovi wants to be NFL owner, focused on Buffalo Bills

Jon Bon JoviRock star Jon Bon Jovi has aspirations of being an NFL owner and is particularly focused on the Buffalo Bills, according to a report.

CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora reported on Sunday that Bon Jovi is “consumed with purchasing an NFL team” and that he is positioning himself to bid for the Bills when that team becomes available. Bills owner Ralph Wilson is 95 years old, so the thinking is that could be the next team to become available.

La Canfora says Bon Jovi has spent time in Buffalo getting to know the movers and shakers in the area and even added a tour date there. He supposedly is so cost-conscious as he prepares for a bid that his dismissal of guitarist Richie Sambora is said to be related to his eventual pursuit of an NFL team.

Bon Jovi is well connected and has a strong relationship with New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, among other NFL players. He led a group that brought Philadelphia the Soul — an Arena team now headed by Ron Jaworski. Bon Jovi also nearly became a minority owner of the Atlanta Falcons in the past, but he wants to be a majority owner now.

If Bon Jovi does make a play for the Bills when they become available, he’ll likely face tough competition from Rogers Communications, which owns the Toronto Blue Jays. Toronto already has a relationship with the Bills. In 2008, the Bills began playing home games at the Rogers Centre in Toronto once a season.

La Canfora also presents the possibility that Bon Jovi could partner with Tim Leiweke, formerly of AEG, and now with Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, in a pursuit of the Bills.

The possibility of Bon Jovi being an NFL owner is certainly an interesting one, but I wonder what Ralph Wilson thinks of everyone talking about buying his team before he’s even kicked the bucket.

Jon Bon Jovi’s son reportedly will walk on at Notre Dame

Jon Bon JoviJesse Bongiovi, the son of rock star Jon Bon Jovi, is planning to walk on to Notre Dame’s football team, Irish Sports Daily reports.

Bongiovi is a senior at Poly Prep Country Day in Brooklyn where he has played football and lacrosse. His father, a New Jersey native and singer of hit songs like “Blaze of Glory”, has been a fan of the Irish and was close with former Notre Dame football coach Charlie Weis. He remained a fan of the football team even after Weis was fired. His son also became a big fan of the team.

“I came up here when I was in eighth grade and I just fell in love with the place,” Bongiovi told Irish Sports Daily. “The culture here, the people here, the opportunities here, they’re unreal. They’re second to none. Given the opportunity to walk on to the team and become a part of this family was an easy decision for me.”

Bongiovi, 18, received interest from other schools, but says he put that aside for the opportunity to walk on at Notre Dame. He also gave up an opportunity to play lacrosse in college.

Bongiovi is 5-foot-11 and weighs 180 pounds. He thinks defense would be the best place for him.

“I’d like to play corner, but wherever they’d like to put me,” he said. “I’m open to any suggestions for Coach.”

Below is a video of Bongiovi doing some plyometrics training in the weight room:

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