ITHACA, NY – Moments after clicking the “make payment” button to transfer via PayPal a sum of $41.50 to Buffalo Bills, Inc., local internet shopper Adrienne Scovil, 33, came to the sudden realization that she just accidentally purchased the National Football League’s fifty-four year old Buffalo Bills franchise, sources close to the surprised consumer confirmed early today.
“I’m still not exactly sure how it happened,” Scovil told reporters. “All I wanted was a Bills sweatshirt as a birthday gift for my nephew. So I did an eBay search for ‘Buffalo Bills’ and found a listing with a current bid price of $39.95, which was right around what I wanted to spend. There were a couple of other people bidding, and time was running out, so I submitted my bid of $41.50, and about ten seconds later, a little popup appeared on my screen saying, ‘Congratulations! You are the new owner of the Buffalo Bills. Please allow 4 to 6 business days for your deed to arrive in the mail, and enjoy your new NFL franchise!’”
Scovill, who unwittingly outbid other interested eBay users “HairHeadTrump” and “Shot_Thru_Da_Hart_B_Jovi” for the purchase of the Bills, claimed to know very little about the AFC East team.
“I’m not much of a football fan,” claimed the new NFL owner. “A few minutes after I won the auction, a got an email from some guy named… I want to say Bill Bellenchip? Anyway, he insisted that he wanted to re-trade me the ‘rights’ to someone who I think was named ‘Drew Breadshow’ for another ‘first round draft pick.’ I don’t know what any of those words mean.”