joejlitz wrote:Aren't Bills fans distraught because there is the potential to lose their team to Toronto forever? I thought I read something about that. If my Eagles were to skip town, I would be scared and furious, too.
That's the 'official' fear, yes. When you analyze the situation, though, there is really nothing for them to worry about. There are political forces on BOTH sides of the border who want to ensure that move never happens; there is no billionaire in Toronto looking to invest in this anymore; Toronto doesn't have a suitable stadium for full-time games; and consumer interest in this Bills series has only been luke-warm (that's about 99% attributable to the ridiculous prices, but still a fact--the game only 'sold out' this week).
Even if the team were to be moved it likely wouldn't be to Toronto--there are other American markets the NFL covets more first. And claiming Toronto as part of their market helps the Bills a lot in the short-term, gives them a major cash infusion they need so that they are viable where they are--these games in Toronto will do significantly more to help the team stay where it is than to move it.