Jon Bon Jovi has been discussing a potential purchase of the Atlanta Falcons with team owner Arthur Blank, according to Chris Mortensen. Yes, the world-famous Bon Jovi whose "Livin' On a Prayer" has become the most overplayed stadium song through no specific fault of its own. Mortensen reports Bon Jovi is interested in buying a 15 percent share of the franchise.
Blank says discussions are unlikely to result in Bon Jovi actually buying a portion of the team. The two parties have signed a confidentiality agreement, though 15 percent of the team's $1 billion valuation is pretty easy math to figure out.
This wouldn't be an entirely new thing for Blank. Warrick Dunn, for one, is a current minority owner of the team.
Bon Jovi wouldn't be the very coolest musician we could have around as a minority owner (I've always liked Yola Da Great's theories on responsible sports communities), but at least we know he's into the sports business. He owned an Arena League team for a while, even though the Arena League does not exist.
Blank doesn't need money in the traditional sense, but the whole idea is to bring on enough muscle to help get a new stadium built so we can have a Super Bowl here that everybody will complain about, which will require an even bigger stadium and bringing on the rest of Bon Jovi's band as even more minority owners.
Full disclosure: "Livin' On a Prayer" was my ringtone from like 2006 to 2007, and not entirely for trolling purposes.