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61. Support Chris Hicks's right to play in the NFFL

Chris Hicks was involved in an incident on 10/20/12 during a game in WV, where the opposing teams coach stormed the field and made verbal threats towards Mr. Hicks.

Chris Hicks was accused of making his own threats towards an official which he was then kicked out of the game and eventually banned from the league due to here-say with no clear cut evidence to prove the claims to be valid, whereas the opposing coach was allowed to coach the remainder of the game.

Chris Hicks has had no prior incident(s) in the NFFL which gives no right to permanently ban him.

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62. Please elevate Schneider to senior list - Not another Kennedy Mistake!

This is to plead to the club to do the sensible thing. It may seem a no brainer to us, but we should make sure we do something about this before its too late.

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63. Settle the NFL Official CBA now!

Since the collapse of talks between the NFL and NFLRA followed by the lockout and strike of NFLRA officials, the fans of the NFL have had to endure what can only be described as a farce with regard to the playing of professional football games.

The complete ineptitude and inconsistent judgement as well as the lack of knowledge of very common NFL gameplay rules by woefully underqualified and undertrained officials have affected the outcomes of games, compromised the safety of those that risk themselves playing in those games, tarnished the standards and integrity of the NFL, and have negatively affected the attendance of live events as well as the viewing of broadcasted events.

Football is my only spectator hobby. I care deeply about it and have made it a very large part of my entertainment choices, including television watching, attending games, buying merchandise.

Let's do more than complain in blogs and analysts mailbags, let's show the NFL and it's employee unions that we are more than listless, viewing masses that sit back and take whatever awful product that give us.

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64. Let Jake Play

Under a policy developed by AFL NSW/ACT, junior players may only play for senior clubs within their listed pathway. As a former player of St Ives Junior Football Club, Jake Fitzgerald, 15, was eligible only to play for either Manly-Warringah or North Shore Bombers, not Macquarie University.

But Macquarie president Luke Gemmill believes it is unfair to restrict a junior footballer from choosing where he wants to play as a senior. “It’s unethical to say to a child you will play where you are told and not where you want to play”, says Gemmill.

Despite rallying the approval of every junior and senior club involved in the process, the administration at Sydney AFL would not approve Fitzgerald’s transfer. Gemmill said, “the only people who seemed to have a problem with allowing Jake to play with his friends was the AFL themselves”.

Vice President of the Macquarie University club David Marsh backed up his President’s comments saying, “It’s a matter of principles. We believe the Pathways Policy is prohibitive in its nature and is counter productive towards the goal of growing the game at a grass roots level in New South Wales”.

Peter Fitzgerald, father of Jake, thanked the club for its commitment to his son’s cause and added that during this ordeal his son had confessed to him, “If I can’t play with this team, I’m never playing football again”.

Asked “what next?”, coach of Macquarie’s Under 18s team, Tim Cameron, summed it up best by saying, “We can only hope that our actions have not fallen on deaf ears and that the Sydney AFL will sit down and review a policy that prevents a child from playing football with his friends”.

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65. Stop the Blackout of WTHR to Dish Network

Dispatch Broadcasting wants to charge Dish Network a 350%+ price increase to carry their channels! Dish refuses to pass that fee on to their customers so they have declined Dispatch broadcasting's offer and now Dispatch Broadcasting has blacked out WTHR, Indianapolis' NBC affiliate.

Dispatch Broadcasting and WTHR claim that the consumers aren't losing out because we can acquire their signal for free with a digital antenna. This is NOT true as many people, including myself, get every channel but WTHR! They also claim that we can stream it online, and yes we can, but I for one am hearing impaired and there are no captioning options for streaming live TV.

Dispatch Broadcasting is putting greed over providing for their loyal viewers. They may be trying to punish Dish Network, but in the end its only the customers who lose out!

Dispatch Broadcasting runs free over the air channels and wants a huge price increase for a FREE channel! These channels are filled with commercials and advertisement which should MORE than provide enough income for them!

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66. Fight against NECYFL to save Chelsea Pride

The parents and children have been made aware of an incident that occurred during the 2011 season in which fraud was committed when a fifteen year old was allowed to play.

This information came to light following an email from the director of Chelsea Pop Warner to the NECFL. Although we question fully the motivations of the Director of Pop Warner it is clear that we should be and are disappointed in the actions of the Chelsea Pride Director.

We are equally perplexed by the NECFL's response to this action. Today we have been informed that our children will no longer be able to play football or cheer for this league. As parents living in Chelsea we all desire our children to remain healthy, play sports and avoid the violence, drugs and gang involvement.

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67. Get Bullock His Cheddar

Mark Bullock, known in our community (read: the United Fucking States of Amurica) as UK, UK Redskin, or @UKRedskin1 needs to get paid.

His work on Hogs Haven, Mocking the Draft and others is simply too good to be ignored, especially considering the state of his poor rainy country's NFL coverage. One of the largest sports networks in Britain, SkySports has some twat named Simon Veness running their whole US sports section. This is some limey douche who runs a travel site, and a blog titled "A Brit Guide to Orlando". I'll pause to let that sink in. In any case, that's horseshit.

Let's get Redskins nation together and tell those Sky execs they need to get a real American Footie expert on the airwaves. HTTR.

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68. Demand change at the Parramatta Eels

The Parramatta Board and coach need to go. Enough is enough.

The board has been making bad decisions for years now, and is tearing apart our club.

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69. No place for play

Four parks have been made in the locality recently, including one for pets, but not one for children to play any kinds of sport. Even reserve playgrounds, have been converted to walking/jogging gardens.

Children have no place but to come out on the street, thereby, getting them into all kinds of trouble.

There is one playground available, where the Bombay Municipal Corporation has a tunnel office.

Act now! Save our children! Give them a place to play! Before this too becomes a jogging track.

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70. David Beckham deserves to play for the GB OLYMPIC TEAM

I STRONGLY SUPPORT THAT DAVID BECKHAM SHOULD BE SELECTED TO PLAY FOR GB OLYMPIC FOOTBALL TEAM.

ALL THE WORK HE HAS DONE FOR WORLD FOOTBALL INCLUDING THE OLYMPICS SHOULD BE RECOGNIZED BY SELECTING HIM TO PLAY FOR GB OLYMPIC TEAM.

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71. Stop Hull City Disabled Season Ticket Hike

In May 2012 Hull City AFC of the Championship put up season pass prices for disabled supporters only, by over 200% or £300.

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72. Petition to form a soccer club under Arizona Youth Soccer Association for the Rancho Sahuarita and near-by communities

USA Youth Sports is a recreational sporting league with over 5000 children registered yearly in four seasons.

We would like to form a soccer club called USA FC to represent our area, to provide a direction for recreational players to play competitively and to play in the Pima County Junior Soccer League.

It is our feeling that players and parents should be provided with the option to play competitive "club" soccer and no recreational teams shall be "harmed" while building or maintaining this club...our desire is to provide a method to further develop those players that wish to do so.

We have elected board members (13) and 8-10 teams waiting for AYSA to approve this request. We are NOT properly supported or represented by clubs from and like Randolf, Tucson Soccer Academy or the Fort Lowell SC as we are forty (40) miles South of Tucson and NOT in Tucson. The communities South of Tucson would like to play soccer during the Fall season to also play games SOUTH OF TUCSON as well as be able to call Rancho Sahuarita our “HOME” field for at least SOME of our games.

We have more fields in our area than any one area in Tucson and are currently forced to drive to Tucson for tournaments and league play.

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73. Change Football Points Award System

With the current European leagues coming to a close, the nature of awarding the teams based on performance in the league system has been in use for long and has become redundant and out of time.

In this petition, I intend to introduce new points system that will reward football clubs that perform well in league games at the same time give as expected to poorly performing sides. Basically, this will create a fair award system.

Specifics include;
4points-Awarded to a team that wins without conceding a goal
3points-Awarded to a team that wins but concedes a goal(s).
2points-Awarded to teams that draw but have scored a goal(s)
1point-Awarded to teams that draw but do not score in the match
0points-Awarded to teams that lost the match but scored a goal(s)
-1point-Awarded to teams that lost a match and did not score a goal.

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74. For fair Football

I’m starting to be disappointed with football. The reason: Thierry Henry handball against Ireland - France vs Ireland 1:1 - World Cup Qualifier 2010, who illegally put France in the World Cup leaving a sad and powerless nation Ireland very disappointed with the game.

READ BELOW!

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75. Another Season For Alessandro Del Piero

Juventus, need to improve quality up-front next season. Juventus, Serie A and Champions League next season. Alessandro Del Piero, provides quality, leadership, and experience on and off the field.

Juventus, butuh meningkatkan kualitas lini depan untuk musim depan untuk berlaga di Serie A dan Liga Champions. Alessandro Del Piero menawarkan kualitas, kepemimpinan dan pengalaman di dalam dan diluar lapangan.

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76. Reinstate Sean Payton

Roger Goddell, NFL Commissioner, has suspended Sean Payton, New Orleans Saints Head Coach, for the entire 2012 season without pay as punishment for the "bounty" program implemented by former Defensive Coach, Greg Williams. There is no evidence Coach Payton was an active supporter of this program. His only offense was in not shutting it down when he did learn of its existence.

Throughout the history of football, every team has implemented incentives to its defensive players. While the motivational words to these defensive players was harsh and insensitive to the health and welfare of opposing players, not one Saints defensive player was fined or penalized for personal fouls on any of the identified "targets". There is no evidence to suggest that these particular players suffered more or were hit any harder than any other Saints' opponents.

The punishment handed down by Goodell is extreme and unwarranted when compared to the much more egregious conduct of the head coach of the New England Patriots, who over the course of several years, orchestrated a scheme to steal, and did steal, an opponent's game strategy in order to claim a play-off victory.

Goodell and the NFL are currently involved in litigation with former players over the NFL's failure to warn players of the potential for serious and permanent brain damage, and it is apparent NFL owners know they were wrong, and in an attempt to preemptively mitigate the future loss at trial is using the New Orleans Saints as a scapegoat in order to convince a jury player safety is top priority. Top priority is now, and has always been, PROFIT!

Throwing Sean Payton under the bus in order to avoid profit loss is strictly business and has absolutely nothing to do with concern for player safety.

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77. Support National Athletes

Lebanese National Football Team Historical Data according to The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking

Highest Ranking: Dec 1998 - 85
Lowest Ranking: May 2011 - 178
Average Ranking: 120.138
Ranking Today (03/02/2012): 114

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78. Support Jwlur Premier League Bodoland (football)

"We the undersigned,want the administration to start a professional football league in our region for the development of sports". "Safrwm boro subungni twiao Jwlura sitabpananwi dong".

Nwngswr malaba tal kalamdwngna Football hwnna bungbwla nwngni gwswa eba twia esblabw gorom jayw.. nongwo saprwm boro subungnannw jayw... Da bwtwra pwibai jwng jwngni singao takwmananwi tanai rwngotikwo buhumni subungpwrnw dintinaini... orai boinibw singao tabnangnai Boro hariya da udangsrini lamayao,mwnse geremsa hari danaini lamayao,Jwng pwtayw Jwlur gelenaya beni takai gwbang hepajab hwgwn...Gubun haripwrkwo jwng bughwnw hagwn.. BOROPWRA jwbwt football gelenw rwngw hwnna..... Beni takainw jwng nwngsiniprai Orai gaham hastainaikwo lubwyw....

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79. REDEVELOPMENT OF SHOWPARK, EAST KILBRIDE

DTA Chartered Architects have been appointed by East Kilbride Thistle Community Football Club to pursue a planning application which will involve the redevelopment of the Showpark, East Kilbride, to form a new community sports hub for the club including:

- one 3G 11-a-side pitch
- two 3G 7-a-side pitches
- 500-1000 seater stand with associated works including parking, lighting etc

S.F.L. Third Division side Clyde FC are jointly involved with the application and it is their intention to relocate to East Kilbride, establish a permanent home in the town, and jointly share the facilities between the various adult and youth teams which form both clubs.

The addition of new stand and pitches which can be used by both clubs' senior teams as well as the youth teams is a marvellous opportunity for all concerned and we would hope that you would lend your support to this development as it goes through the Planning Consultation Process.

Details of the proposals can be found at http://tiny.cc/3e7n6

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80. Stop Football transfers & salaries costing MILLIONS

Cristiano Ronaldo Transfer from Manchester United to Real Madrid - €93.5 Million
Zinedine Zidane from Juventus to Real Madrid - €75 Million
Zlatan Ibrahimovic from Inter to Barcelona - €69Million

€28 for YEAR it's enough to feed an African child

Highest paid - by Year:

Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid, €12million)
Wayne Rooney (Manchester United, €11.5million)
Lionel Messi (Barcelona, €11million)
Yaya Touré (Manchester City, €10,8million)
Samuel Eto’o (Inter ,€10,5million)

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81. The NFL Must Tackle Human/Sex Trafficking

Gov. Mitch Daniels signed the Human Trafficking Bill into law January 30, 2012, saying he hopes it will “put up the ‘Don’t Try It Here’ sign in Indiana” just in time for a game that Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller says has a history of attracting increased activity in the commercial sex trade.

“Let’s hope that the law has a deterrent effect,” Daniels said, “and that these criminals will take their horrible business somewhere else.”

The law, which took effect immediately upon the governor affixing his signature, closes loopholes that have made it tougher for Indiana to prosecute those who have helped sell children into sexual slavery.
It also strikes a provision of state law that required prosecutors to prove that those who are accused of coercing children into sexual slavery used or threatened to use physical force to do so.

Advocates said it was the one step Indiana absolutely had to take before the game.

He know now the following statistics:

* Each year 1 million children are exploited by the commercial sex trade according to the U.S. Department of State, The Facts About Child Sex Tourism: 2005

* 100,000 to 293,000 U.S. children are in danger of becoming sexual commodities, according to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

* 12 is the average age of entry into pornography and prostitution in the U.S., according to The US Department of Justice Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section

* 33% of a sample group of female commercial sex workers in Chicago began in the sex trade between the ages of 12 and 15, with 56% being 16 or younger according to an investigation conducted by Schiller DuCanto& Fleck Family Law Center.

With the Super Bowl comes this crime-sex trafficking

We ask the Commissioner of The National Football League "if your part of the problem, your against the solution" ! Be part of the solution and promote awareness of this global problem that follows the Super Bowl by advertising against the insidious crime that comes to large sporting events like the Super Bowl

Go to my Facebook link send a Like message to your friends:

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82. Get Robbie Savage off the BBC

Since retiring from football in May 2011 Robbie Savage has found his way onto several radio and television programmes on the BBC.

Robbie Savage is a airwave and screen pollutant, his unique brand of football punditry adds nothing of intelligence to the shows in which he has participated. He has shown himself to be an ignorant, small-minded, rude, arrogant, offensive and downright unamusing in his work as a 'pundit'.

I have had enough of his presence on our airwaves and screens, and have been forced into action as a result. I would prefer the BBC to spend our money hiring an inanimate object or small furry mammal that would provide an equivalent footballing insight without being so very offensive, this would also save the tax payer a significant amount of cash.

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83. Update M.M. Robinson's Field to Artificial Grass

For years the condition of the fields at M.M. Robinson have been appalling.

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84. Stop over penalizing NFL players and coaches!

Dear Mr. Goodell,

The fans of the NFL respectfully request that you reserve fining players and coaches for very serious offenses only.

Fining a coach $75,000 is egregious and offensive to the fans of the NFL.

Handing out a $10,000 fine for wearing orange colored cleats is offensive to the fans of the NFL.

Fining a player $15,000 for retaliating against another player's dirty play (who was only fined $7,500) is offensive to the fans of the NFL.

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85. Sepp Blatter step down as President of FIFA

He's been President for 13 years. He's been involved in corruption scandals and telling women football teams to wear 'tighter short's'.

Mr. Blatter had suggested racism should be solved with a handshake. In any game of football discrimination, racism, race, colour, & sexual orientation should not be tolerated!!

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86. Set Joe Paterno's Legacy Free

When Mike McQueary confronted to his superior, Joe Paterno, about what he saw of Sandusky, the old genius did what he had to do. In most cases, we are taught to report such workplace-related complaints according to the reporting structure outlined in the policy and complaint procedures the institution has in place (for exampled, sexual harassment reporting structures). None of us bothered to know what policies were in place for Joe to follow. The board of directors acted to save face, and Paterno being in love with the institution, he chose not to fight it.

In most workplaces, there is a written and sometimes unwritten policy. If someone brings a complaint against another employee, this cases should be taken to the superiors to deal with. You cant jump the steps and run to the cops, otherwise you bring the institution a lot of 'unwanted' attention. Mike knew this, that's why he told Joe, who in turn did the right thing by following the very policy that most of you would have, and that is to tell the superiors. Those failed as they never did anything about it. Now, do you punish Joe or Mike. No. Joe wasn't even an eye witness. Had he told Mike not to tell anyone, I would sign a petition to let him be stripped of his perfect reputation. But he did what most of us would have done.

Now that things didn't go that well, we all are quick to judge him. Are we that righteous? Joe only had 2 options: Advise Mike to call the cops or inform his superiors of what he was told. He chose the latter. His superiors should have summoned Mike and after hearing of the offense from the man himself, then take the necessary steps. Joe was supposed to be the middle man, so why is he being punished for doing his job?

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87. Remove Sep Blatter

Since becoming FIFA President in June 1998, Sepp Blatter has committed innumerable crimes against the sport of football, blatantly disrespecting the game, its players, its supporters, and its officials.

1)Mr. Blatters wildly inappropriate requests for womens football shorts to be made tighter border on the sexist.

2) There have been constant reports of vote rigging, financial corruption and financial mismanagement within FIFA with Mr. Blatter at the centre.

3) Allegations of corruption and financial irregularities (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FIFA#Allegations_of_financial_irregularities)

4)Refusal to implement modern goal-line technology to take pressure off referees and ensure fair play.

5) More recently, remarks made by Sepp Blatter condoning racism on the football field.

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88. Blatter should quit

FIFA president Sepp Blatter told CNN Wednesday that on-field racism was not a problem in football. In his remarks Blatter told CNN World Sport anchor Pedro Pinto that players who have been abused should shake hands with their opponent upon the final whistle and move on.

Racism is not acceptable on the pitch or off the pitch and to tell people that they have to ignore and accept racial abuse reveals his true attitude to the serious issue of racial discrimination everywhere and more especially in football.

FIFA deserves a leader who is principled and respects the rights of all humans. Blatter has contributed all he knows to FIFA ,surely there is a more principled person to led FIFA into a new era of transperancy and decency.

Please sign this petition so we can give FIFA a chance to improve. All people of colour deserve respect and will not be told to shake hands with those who disrespect and insult them.

If you have ever admired players of colour for their skill, sign our petition and give players the respect they deserves for their abilities not insults.

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89. Keep the Vikings in Minnesota

1961-2011. 50 years. That's how long the Minnesota Vikings have been in the Twin Cities. 2016. 5 years from now. The year the Vikings will be moved to Los Angelos is we don't build a new stadium.

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90. Bring Back LMU Football

Loyola Marymount University had a Nationally ranked football team from 1911 until 1950, ranking higher than USC and UCLA. During the 1950 season Western Texas University and the Board of Reagents did not allow us to play them because it was against their rules to have an African American play for or against any team in their division. This was over 60 years ago and times have changed. It is time to bring back LMU football and boost school spirit.

1. We are sick of being unknown as a University compared to USC and UCLA just because we don't have a football team.

2. We are tired of seeing people on campus wearing apparel from other schools/stores having apparel for every other school except LMU just because LMU is not as well known.

3. Bringing back football unifies the school with spirit and contributes to the college experience as a whole.

Sign the petition if you would like to support the cause and have a football team at LMU again!

Go Lions!

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