Michael Klein of the PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER remembers a little wager made by Jon Bon Jovi a few months ago - if his Philadelphia Soul wins the Arena Football League championship, he’ll put on a free concert.
Well, the Soul are one victory away from living up to their end of the bargain. All they need to do is defeat the defending-champ San Jose Sabercats down in New Orleans on July 27.
So, if the Soul wins ArenaBowl XXII, will Philly fans see a free show?
His rep, Ken Sunshine, said yesterday that he couldn’t reach the rocker - he’s in Greece on holiday - “but you know how passionate he is about the Soul.”
Should we take that as a “no”? Well, Jon appears to be more proud of his Arena League team than we thought:
Bon Jovi brought the Soul on stage at the band’s show Tuesday at Madison Square Garden and displayed the National Conference trophy.
Not bad for a so-called niche sport. And we’re sure Bon Jovi’s little stunt angered all the New York Dragons fans in the audience.