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Promoting Bills-Bonds

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By Bert Gambini

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Buffalo, NY – The Green Bay Packers enter the Super Bowl as one of most storied teams in NFL history. They are also the only team in the league that operates as a non-profit organization. The Packers were in danger of collapse not long after they were formed in the early 1920s.

To save the team, Green Bay fans bought shares of Packers' stock. Now this idea might seem like a way for passionate Bills' fans to keep their team in Buffalo after Ralph Wilson's ownership reign.

NFL bylaws however have since been changed, and though community ownership is no longer allowed by the league, investment banker Stevens Brady talked to me about, Bills-Bonds, which tweak the Green Bay business model by having fans by bonds rather than stock.

WBFO'S Bert Gambini discussed Bills Bonds with Brady.

You can learn more by going to the Bills Bonds Website