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1. English FA and Football League to Apologize to LTFC

In an unprecedented ruling the English football association and Football League deducted 30 points from Luton Town Football Club in 2008.

As a consequence, LTFC was relegated out of the league in May 2009 which had a devastating effect on the club and its loyal fans.

The double whammy by the football elite was severe and disproportionate and punished the fans NOT the people responsible who had left the club by June 2008.

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2. Concussion Education and Baseline Testing in Youth Sports

The Concussion Education and Prevention Agency is a comprehensive concussion education and testing firm created by athletes for athletes. Our aim is to bring awareness to the wider community on the devastating effects of concussions, not only in sports but in their degenerating effects on long term human health.

What is a Concussion? A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury, or TBI, caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head that can change the way your brain normally works. Concussions can also occur from a fall or a blow to the body that causes the head and brain to move quickly back and forth. – 2013 Center of Disease Control

Concussion Safety and Preventative measures need to be implemented into Youth Sports; unfortunately, these important measures are often overlooked. Educating youth athletes, parents, trainers and coaches on concussions, specifically proper sideline management protocols is the first step we as a community can implement that will help protect our youth athletes of today and tomorrow.

Baseline Neurocognitive Testing is considered to be the cornerstone of future concussion management; without a baseline, athletes are at a high risk of returning to their respective sport too early which can lead to life altering consequences such as Second Impact Syndrome, Mild Cognitive Impairments, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, and Post-Concussion Syndrome.

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3. AFL Footy Show Live in QLD

Because we live in Queensland we have to wait until 11pm to watch "The AFL Footy Show," while Channel 9 shows replays of "Domestic Blitz" on GEM or "Sex and the City" on GO!

Please sign this petition to show Channel 9 that Queenslanders want to see "The AFL Footy Show" live!

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4. Backup Cup support for beyondblue

My name is Joseph Dunning and I would like to organise a special fund raising event in Mount Gambier for beyondblue.

Why beyondblue, and why football?

I am very passionate about the game. Our game has helped me through some very tough points in my life when nothing else seemed to help. I can attribute this to the therapy playing the game has given me.

Sadly we have recently lost one of our family members late last year. We are still trying to come to terms with the loss and the empty hole in our hearts. However we only see it fitting to place the awareness of depression and anxiety in the forefront of peoples minds by having this event.

If we can find one positive to come from this heart breaking time, that is helping the awareness and support of an organization such as beyondblue. As we know every little bit counts, and has the ability to to make a difference to the ones thst need it the most!

beyondblue is an organisation that was established in October 2000 as a national five-year initiative to create a community response to depression. The aim was to move the focus on depression away from a mental health service issue and towards one which is understood, acknowledged and addressed by the wider community.

My family would like to raise further awareness of mental health issues as well as show that organisations like beyondblue are there to help people like the one that was dear to us. When all seems lost there is help at hand; help that will not discriminate nor chastises for you feeling the way you do.

For beyondblue to continue their invaluable support in helping people deal with the stress that our modern society brings, they require support and encouragement from the community, by means of fundraising and generating awareness.

Please sign our petition in support for The Back Up Cup - proudly supporting beyondblue in our request to get Adelaide United and Melbourne Victory Football clubs to Mount Gambier and participate in the Back Up cup!

This event is to help raising much needed funds for beyondblue as well as providing awareness of mental health issues within our community.

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5. Give Michael Sam Back His Original Draft Pick Position

Michael Sam is the SEC Defensive Player of the Year, and, after completing his college career, he came out as gay. Before this revelation, he was at least the third pick.

Anonymous sources to draft analysts have, according to Sports Illustrated, said that he has dropped to thirteenth since then, presumably because coaches don't want controversy.

My request is simple: Can he have his old position back, please?

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6. 4th Season of Blue Mountain State

This is the best and funniest show. Many people didn't start watching this show until it came on to Netflix now it is roaring with popularity. If you brought back this show it would be the top comedy in a long time.

I know many people including myself that would like this show back on Spike. This would bring great business so there is no worry about that and we are all ready for the 4th Season so BMS FTW.

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7. Support the Y1D3 ! and for the freedom of speech!

Three football fans have been charged in connection with using insulting language during Tottenham Hotspur matches.

Gary Whybrow, 31; Sam Parsons, 24, and Peter Ditchman, 52, are due to appear before magistrates on February 4 accused of using the word "yid".

Whybrow, from west London, and Parsons, from Amersham, Buckinghamshire, are accused of the offence during a Europa League game against FC Sheriff on November 7.

Ditchman, from Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, allegedly used bad language in the Barclays Premier League game with West Ham on October 6.

All three are accused of using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour or disorderly behaviour within the hearing or sight of a person likely to be caused harassment, alarm or distress.

The club has a strong Jewish following, but thousands of fans have defied the warnings and used the term during chants. Please do press the SHARE button and not the recommend button as this will not show up on your time line for all to see thank you!

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8. Alan Howe - No Lifetime Ban from Football

On the 24th January 2014 Coventry City FC were playing Arsenal in the FA CUP 4th round tie at the Emirates Stadium. The game that was televised live.

Alan Howe a lifetime supporter of his beloved Coventry City casually walked on the pitch where he waved, bowed and acknowledged the fans from both clubs. The fans on the night were united in one voice of wanting to return Coventry City home to play their games.

To ban a fan like Alan from football for life would be another step where we are taking the game away from true fans. Football is a way of life and it's a game that brings communitites together. Unless you support Coventry City......

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9. Elect former Redskins TE Jerry Smith to the Pro Football Hall of Fame

This is a petition to the Pro Football Hall of Fame stating that Jerry Smith, retired TE of the Washington Redskins deserves a spot in Canton, OH. This man was a consummate professional in the face of adversity while secretly leading a life of a gay man in the NFL from 1965-78.

His stats certainly warrant his inclusion to the Hall, considering he held the NFL record for career touchdowns for tight ends for 27 years before Shannon Sharpe passed it in 2003. Yes, Jerry Smith was gay and died of AIDS in 1986, but in this new age enlightenment, we should not let an individual's sexual preference be a factor in such an important honor.

Jerry Smith was an honorable man, a consummate professional and deserves his place in the Hall of Fame.

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10. Jerry Jones please hire a General Manager!

Please sign up to let Jerry know we love the Cowboys and therefore want him to resign and let a true football mind make decisions to help us win another Super Bowl going forward!

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11. Convert Open Space in West Milford for Fields and Parks

The West Milford Midget Football Association is fighting for it's life. They are in desperate need of a 50x100yd. Football field in the next 18 months or could be facing expulsion from the New Jersey Youth Football League ( NJYFL).

My overall goal& intention as a parent with Children in this program, does not just benefit one association, but benefits Youth Sports across the Township including; Baseball, Soccer, Lacrosse, Rugby, and all other outdoor sports, by uniting us in one centralized complex. It will also benefit those not involved in Youth Sports by providing another means to be outdoors in a safe and Child-Friendly Area of our Town.

We are asking for your Support and the support of the Residents in Surrounding towns to help levy our Political Leaders, and have the 800+ acres of the abandoned Jungle Habitat Complex Converted along with other open space to help benefit the Children of West Milford Twp., with Recreational Fields, Parks, Walking Tracks, Bike Tracks, Restroom areas and Concessions areas for Sporting events.

We need a significant number of signatures to make this work so please forward this to anyone willing to show their support!

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12. Retrospective Action Against Simulation in Football

Over the last few years, we have seen an increasing number of incidents of simulation within football. As per the BBC, “last season [2012-13], 34 yellow cards were shown for simulation in the Premier League, up 14 on the previous season’s total and the highest recorded over the previous four years.” With the recent introduction of retrospective action for acts of violent conduct that have gone unseen by the referee, why are we not able to introduce similar such action against simulation?

This is a solution that is supported by both supporters and people in the game; none other than David Moyes, who said “I have said for many years that we should have retrospective video action against diving,” Moyes said. “That would help referees no end. My views haven’t changed from when I was at Everton to when I was at Manchester United.”

We believe that with enough support, we can bring this issue to the attention of the Football Association of England with the aim of hopefully removing simulation from the game of football.

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13. Tim Tebow for backup Quarterback with Jacksonville Jaquars

Tim Tebow is a good man, football player. He has worked hard in his career getting two Heismann Trophys.

He is the first to get to a workout and last to leave. He has spirit to lead, motivate and win games regular season, or playoffs.

Let's finally show the owner of Jags. We mean it.

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14. Save Rugby in Delhi

Delhi Hurricanes is one of the top clubs from India. Current 7's champions with about 12 Indian team players in the squad.

For the past two years we have been practicing at DDA sports complex, Bloc 7, Vasant Kunj, Delhi, India. With an annual contract with DDA for leasing the ground to Delhi Hurricanes Rugby Club for four days every week( Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday) with a time slot for 7 A.M - 10 A.M.

We have even hosted Indian club tournaments and Indian rugby camp at the ground.

Now the authorities are trying to convert our ground into a cricket ground. By this they are snatching away a big part of our lives from us. We currently have a main team, junior team, women's team and an academy running. We will have to evacuate the ground if cricket starts on the ground.

Our club played a big hand in building the ground by putting up the posts, removing stones, growing grass.

With this decision Rugby in Delhi is going to die.

I request you all to Sign the petition below in order to help us save the sport we love so dearly.

Thank you all for your support.

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15. Fire Todd Haley

Since Haley has become the Steelers offensive coordinator, the Steelers have missed the playoffs and have started with a losing record. If anyone were to have this type of performance in the real world, this would most definitely lead to termination.

In essence, if the Steelers were a business and Haley was one of their employees, Todd Haley would be in theory costing the Steelers more money than he is worth.

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16. Get Rid Of Schaub!

Matt Schaub has on numerous occasions failed to lead his team to victory when the victory was well in reach.

Matt Schaub has consistently thrown the opposing team numerous interceptions leading his team to countless losses

This kind of action can not be allowed. Houston fans demand excellence from all Texans players not just the few.

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17. Make MLB and Topps Accountable

While the Topps Co. has the longest standing, and most storied history in Sports Card Collecting, their recent acquisition of an "Exclusive MLB Licence" has really steered the baseball card to a turn for the worse.

In the past few years, Topps has continuously pushed back release dates so MOST products don't even release during the season.

Combine that with lackluster card design, horriblel, near-worthless value in the product being sold, and disgraceful Redemption turn around time: it is now time to give all companies an MLB Licence. When Companies compete, consumers win.

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18. Support the 'The Loyalty Contract Ruling' (((SAVE THE GAME)))

In 1995 'The Bosman Ruling' was granted by the European Court of Justice - a ruling that allows out-of-contract footballers to leave their clubs without the clubs receiving a transfer fee.

Details on The Bosman Ruiling here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bosman_ruling

Now that greed has embedded itself into the 'Heart and Soul' of the 'Beautiful Game', it is now time the clubs and ultimately the fans receive similar protection from football players (and their agents) who in most cases are awarded enormously huge salary increases half way through already highly paid contracts!

Common Scenario:

• A football player signs for a club on a four year deal worth £40,000 per week
= £2.08 million per year
= £8.32 million per contract term

• The player performs as he is paid to do so and after a successful first season (perhaps two), the player attracts offers from other clubs who have excessive amounts of cash to spend.

• In order to hold onto their player, the player's club rewards the player with a new deal worth a staggering £120,000 per week!
= £4.16 million ‘EXTRA’ per year!
= £6.24 million per year!

• One season plus £4.16 million ‘EXTRA’ later -the player and/or his agent/s states the player now wishes to leave the club (Normally fabricating excuses such as it is the players desire to play for a bigger club and/or to play in a competition such as the Champions League)

• This leaves the club (and the fans) in a very difficult situation, especially after the player stated and committed his ‘Love for the Club’ and received an extra £4.16 million that season for doing so! -and will subsequently receive an extra £4.16 million each year if he continues to ‘Honour his Contract’.

• In most cases, the club (and the fans) don’t want a so called ‘Unhappy Player’ at the club hence the club has little choice but to sell the player = PLAYER & AGENT/s WIN!

• THIS MUST STOP NOW!

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19. Support Naming our Football Field for Ron Grovesteen

From the Wisconsin Coaches Hall of Fame: In 1973 Ron and his family moved to Evansville, Wisconsin, where he continued his teaching/coaching career at the high school. He was defensive coordinator under Bob Berezowitz from 1973 to 1981.

He then became head football coach and that year won the Rock Valley Conference Championship. During the 1982 football season he was the defensive line coach under Forrest Perkins at UW-Whitewater. In 1983 Ron returned to Evansville as head coach and has remained in that capacity to the present day.

Head Coaching Honors include: WFCA District Coach – 1996; Shrine Bowl Coaching: Assistant coach - 1989; head coach – 1995; Rock Valley Conference Coach of the Year - 1981, 91, and 96; Rock Valley Conference Championships - 1981,91, and 96; WIAA Football Playoffs - 10 years; WIAA Football Playoffs Level 4 Games-1987, 93, and 96; Career Record - 141 wins 55 losses 10 second place finishes in the Rock Valley Conference.

Head Track Coach for twenty years - 1983 Rock Valley Conference Championship; and three individual State Champions. Assistant Varsity Basketball Coach for 25 years and 9 conference championships.

Ron is a WIAA basketball and baseball official, is the WFCA District 17 Representative, is a member of the National Education Association, the Wisconsin Education Association, and the Evansville Education Association.

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20. Bluebirds Unite - Conserving CCFC's Identity

Bluebirds Unite was formed by a group of Cardiff City fans in March 2013 amidst rumours of even further change and rebrand at the club.

Decisions had been made during the season without any consultation between the club and its fans.

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21. Alan Mcdonald statue and stand named after him at new stadium

Alan Mcdonald was a player for Queens Park Rangers in the 1980s - 1990s. He was one of the most popular players to ever put on the hooped shirt, an old fashioned defender who you wouldn't want to mess with.

Sadly he passed away suddenly in June 2012 but his memory will live on forever.

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22. Campaign For Access

I am proposing a plan to obtain disabled accessible seating in the student section of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Currently, physically disabled students must sit in the accessible seating section for non student fans, including the fans of the opposing team.

A student section at a sporting event is one of the most visible and most vocal sections of the sports crowd. The student section is the most important part of the fan base and provides a significant advantage to the home team. Excluding students from participating in the student section is detrimental to the student's social growth and well being. Similar to students of different race, religion and political beliefs, disabled students suffer significant discrimination in many forms. By not including physically disabled students with their peers, is just one more form of discrimination.

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23. Give Tim Tebow an NFL Spot

This is Easy! Tebow is Forbes Most Influential Athlete in the World and has the ability to fill stadium seats and produce wins for Any Team in the NFL given the chance. It is time to stop hiding from the Truth and to let Fate decide.

Fate has chosen Tebow and it is High Time to allow Fate to Succeed in this Sport. It's not always what some scout has to say. What About Tebow's Combine where he far out performed a very good circle of talented QB's in the draft? What about Tebow's Ability to overcome all the critics and Win despite the constant doubt and Flat Out Jealousy of those whom prefer to stand in the LimeLight over Tebow!

Tebow's Light Cannot be just Turned off because it is a light that is magnified by the Grass Roots movement of the people whom love him and love what he is about, these same people believe in him and believe that he has the potential to be one of the Greatest NFL Players of All Time!

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24. Princes Park Master Plan petition for action

The area south of Visy Park at Princes Park (the Southern Sports Area) accommodates a range of community sporting activities, including cricket and touch rugby in summer, and soccer in winter. Council strongly supports sports participation at Princes Park, when sports grounds are used for competition and training throughout the year. Demand for the use of these sports grounds is increasing throughout the City of Melbourne and Council is currently unable to meet the demand for grounds in Princes Park.

The Southern Sports Area can cater for the demand for increased grounds and facilities for sports use with the redevelopment works described below.

In 2012 the City of Melbourne Councillors signed off on the Princes Park Master Plan after consultation with residents, sporting groups and other users of the park. The Plan includes the following recommendations:

- Upgrade sports surfaces within the southern sports field area to enable flexible community use. Works include regrading, irrigation and drainage improvements and best practice turf surfaces.

- Implement sports lighting around the perimeter of the southern sports fields in accordance with the relevant Australian Standards.

- Install a multipurpose fully accredited synthetic sports surface on Crawford Oval. This will increase the carrying capacity for the same amount of sports area. Retain sports lighting and upgrade existing boundary fence.

- As a part of Council’s pavilion refurbishment program, review the capacity of the southern pavilion to accommodate increased usage.

- Develop a new turf cricket oval to the south of Oval One. Create low mounds between Oval One and southern sports field area to provide enhanced views of the ovals. Install seating and introduce additional tree planting for natural shade.

- Upgrade the cricket nets adjacent to the Southern Pavilion.

These works will dramatically increase the quality of the playing and training ground surfaces, which all sporting groups at the park share. These improvements are long overdue for clubs at Princes Park. With the projected increase in demand for sports fields, now is the time to make the plan a reality.

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25. Team Up Against Sexual Assault

In the wake of several high profile sexual assault cases that highlight how school officials, coaches and community members are willing to turn a blind eye when crimes are committed by those involved in their local sports team, we ask that the Commissioners of Pro-Sports leagues take on a Zero Tolerance policy towards players and teams that are involved in such crimes. Any player involved in any such crime is banned from pro-leagues for life.

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26. Sack or relegate Mark Halsey

Mark Halsey has made his last bad decision in the premier league and should be relegated or sacked.

A challenge in the Wigan Newcastle match could cost a player his career and this challenge went unpunished. He then dismissed a hand ball which was clear to every person on the pitch and the ground yet he chose to dismiss this.

The challenges throughout the match were harsh from both sides but he let this continue. This is unacceptable from a referee in the top flight and should be stopped.

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27. Request Baltimore Ravens Cheerleader, Courtney L to be Reinstated & Attend Superbowl with her team!

Baltimore Ravens 5 year veteran Cheerleader, Courtney L was given notice she would not be performing with her teammates at the SuperBowl XLVII. The director & front office explained they could only take 32 members of the squad and all 3+ year veterans would be going.

Courtney is a 5 year veteran and the only veteran on the team the coaching staff isn't taking. Courtney was featured in every calendar & chosen to attend many charity venues over the years and she has done every ambassadorial job with pride and class.

She was ranked 57 among 100 hottest Cheerleaders this season & is a featured cheerleader in many print articles.

Courtney announced she was retiring during the last home game at the end of the season which didn't go well with the director. She was told she didn't put in as many appearance hours this season as she did the past 4 yrs while in college. This season she earned her B.S. degree and got a full time job... Bad call. They also stated she struggled with weight on occasion & she had been benched for 2 lb weight gain during a game earlier in the fall, which is a absurd, unhealthy and a complete inaccurate measurement of a woman's "appearance" and size!

Courtney is beautiful & this organization that is supposedly out there to promote self esteem and healthy body image to millions of young girls and women nationwide has done a big injustice to Courtney & we are outraged! She deserves to be out on the field with her teammates, her family.

Since this petition started she was informed tonight Jan 27th to turn in her uniform by the team Director Tina Galdieri. She is no longer on the team because of the out roar we have caused! She needs to be reinstated and allowed to perform with her teammates at Superbowl.

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28. ANNUAL COWBOYS VS TEXANS THANKSGIVING DAY GAME

Whereas the Dallas Cowboys and Houston Texans are two NFL teams located in the same state who would be worthy opponents with a huge fan following, including families and friends who could be brought together (as well as torn apart) by an annual Thanksgiving Day battle between the two teams, we would like such an event to become a fixed part of the schedule each season for the teams.

This event stands to be a great monetary contributor to the economy of the state of Texas, as well as the two teams, by providing substantial ticket and other game related sales to both franchises, owners, and retailers in the state. Overriding all the aforementioned benefits however, would be the value of the entertainment contribution.

These two formidable opponents with the support of their dedicated fans, would provide a holiday of immeasurable fun for all!

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29. Stop the FFA

It is time for the FFA to stop being biased towards Melbourne Victory. It has been noted by many that they are Anti-Victory. It is also evident that Melbourne Victory are regularly assigned referees who have a bad history against Victory.

As an example, in the most recent game against WSW, the referee failed to allow a trainer on to attend to an injured player, who was later diagnosed with a ruptured ACL. This is a disgrace!

Please Note: This is not a petition created by anyone involved within Melbourne Victory FC.

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30. Sack Tony Romo

Too many times Dallas Cowboy fans have been victims of a Romo's late season interceptions or just a poor late season record. It may not always be his fault but let's look a the highlights.

2006 NFC Wild Card at Seattle (L 21-20) bad field goal hold.
2007 NFC Divisional vs. NY Giants (L 21-17) interception 
2008 Week 14 at Pittsburgh (L 20-13) omg interception 
Dec 30 2012 interception Redskins

There's many more bad games we should have, or needed to, win. In total losing 6 of 7 win or go home games. 1 of 3 in playoffs, 0 of 3 in regular season to get in playoffs.

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