Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Jon Bon Jovi: Model Owner

Most of you might not know this, but Jon Bon Jovi owns a football team. Sort of. Bon Jovi is the owner of the Philadelphia Soul. And last night he got a little carried away when he perceived that a call went against his team prompting the hair metalist to go all Jake Plummer/Mike Vick with a double-bird salute. The details, from Pro Football Talk:
Bon Jovi showed support for his team on Monday night by showing his middle fingers to game officials handling the team's AFL Monday night contest on ESPN.

And it was all caught on camera.

"I apologize for the middle-finger thing," Bon Jovi said, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer...

Troy Bergeron of the Georgia Force caught the ball on the Philly four-yard-line, fumbled into the end zone, and recovered it for a touchdown.

"I didn't understand the ruling," Bon Jovi said. "[Bergeron] did have possession on the play. He fumbled in the end zone. He recovered the ball. I reacted to something I didn't know the rule on."


Now he knows how all of those fans feel when they pay $80 for a concert ticket and Bon Jovi doesn't sing Every Rose Has Its Thorn. And sure, people are going to dump on Bon Jovi for this, but you really have to admire his spirit. Even though he doesn't know the rules, he still a good owner. It's not like he married the previous owner, had him drowned and then relocated the team.

15 comments:

Fletch said...

What's that guy whispering in his ear?

Diane said...

Since I know that you know that Every Rose has its Thorn is not a Bon Jovi song, I'm not going to point that out to you

And I'd still rather play for a team owned by a short guy with a big head from Jersey, than a team owned by a stripper from St. Louis

Captain Obvious said...

Thanks for stepping in and cleverly NOT pointing that out. Now what am i going to do all day?

Diane said...

It was this or joining in on the pointless argument - dome v. retractable roof

DCScrap said...

That last owner you were referring to, that was Bill Polian, right?

Will Leitch said...

Feel free to plagiarize all the stories from the Deadspin main page.

Captain Obvious said...

With domes you have the abiltiy to not be at the whim of the weather, therefore having more events, and less cancelations. Retractable roofs seem to offer the best of both world but the technology is still new and insurance is high.

Captain Obvious said...

A-Rod is a stereotypical closeted Latin American homosexual, who chokes on more than just clutch situations. What i mean by that is men's genetalia.

Diane said...

To the Captain - thanks for the chuckle

NFL Adam said...

Hey, the fake Will Leitch is back. Missed you big guy. You are one of the all-time great Comment Monkees.

But we said it in the post that we stole the story from Pro Football Talk. Maybe you were confused by that link we put up there.

And seriously, it's a dome, right?

WastingCompanyTime6 said...

"at least he didn't snort his dad's ashes" nice tag

WastingCompanyTime6 said...

Oh, and Adam, a little respect, we're comment "flunkies" not comment "monkeys"

NFL Adam said...

We'll take that under advisement. But the Comment Monkee moniker started in homage to the Angels Rally Monkey.

Captain Obvious said...

NFL Adam loves the Angels. Wow! I feel like i'm a teenager again.

Peter Tork said...

Please continue using the phrase "comment monkee". I get a nickel every time you do.