Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary Wants To Buy NFL Team, Bring Football To Toronto
Kevin O’Leary of “Shark Tank” reveals that he wants to buy an NFL team, but doesn’t think he could afford a football team. The entrepreneur, who goes by the name of Mr. Wonderful on the ABC show, says if he were to invest in a team, it would only be in Toronto, explaining that “Toronto is bigger than Chicago” in terms of football fans. Watch his interview below.
“We tried to bring the Buffalo Bills to Canada,” O’Leary tells TMZ. “That was a very interesting opportunity because, people don’t realize, the fourth largest market in North America is actually Toronto. If any team does it in Toronto, it’s gonna make money. The most profitable hockey team in the world is the Toronto Maple Leafs, and they never win anything!” He adds, “You know, I don’t think of North America anymore as Canada, the United States or Mexico. Where are the largest populations? That’s where you should put teams.”
O’Leary says he “absolutely” would love to buy a football team, but it’s financially impossible. “To me, that’s what I’d love to own, [but] pretty much nobody has the money to do that anymore. They’re so expensive. I’d love to be part of a syndicate, because that’s a huge ticket. Would I like to go to my own team every Sunday? Of course I would!”
Watch the video below of Kevin O’Leary saying he’d like to buy a football team to play in Toronto. Do you think Mr. Wonderful has come up with a wonderful plan?