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Mr. Goodell, as a fan of the NFL, namely the Baltimore Ravens, I am respectfully requesting that Super Bowl Sunday be moved to Saturday and called Super Bowl Saturday. These are my reasons:
1. In the working world Mondays are the worst, the Monday after Super Bowl Sunday is the absolute worst day, many people do not go work; this cost employers $825 million dollars throughout the United states, if the game is moved to Saturday, this money would be cut by 3/4
2. People would be inclined to watch the Super Bowl game on Saturday, thus TV ratings would increase dramatically.
3. Small and big business owners throughout the United States will definitely see an increase in their sales.
4. Fan bases for all teams would increase, which in turn would more definitely be much more profitable for all concerned.
The NFL has aggressively fined Seattle Seahawk Marshawn Lynch for not speaking with the media and grabbing his crotch after touchdowns. They continue to threaten him with further fines.
Lynch has been warned that failure to comply with Media Day sessions will result in a $500,000 fine. The Seahawks have been warned that celebratory crotch grabs will result in further fines for Lynch as well as penalty yards during the Superbowl.
As fans of the Seahawks and football itself, we find the league is unfairly targeting Lynch and have had enough. If the League fines Lynch for anything related to the Superbowl, we the fans will boycott all Superbowl advertisers until the next Superbowl, approximately 1 year.
With sponsors such as Anheuser-Busch, Coke, Doritos, Pepsi, and T-Mobile, we feel that the NFL will receive our message if we unite in opposition to their predatory tactics.
A full list of sponsors can be found here:
In recent news, the National Football League has found that 11 of 12 footballs were under inflated as league rules dictates. 11 of 12! It is not a coincidence at all.
Considering the New England Patriots history, many fans would consider this to be cheating.
Regardless of if the under inflation would make a key difference or not, it is the principle of the matter and should be addressed.
Why is it that Americans and people all over the world have Anti-Bullying Campaigns and Rallies and Groups dedicated to stop the bullying of Children, but when it comes to Adults - there doesn't seem to be any boundaries? In fact, it's the Adults Bullying the Adults. When it is as blatantly displayed as it is right now by the Media and the NFL towards Marshawn Lynch, somebody has to take a stand. Seattle, who's with me?
After such a big win last night, 1/18/2015, all I could think about as I tried to calm down from my excitement of the game, was Marshawn and what the NFL will fine him for or what Media will say next, and how upset it made me.
Why is the NFL badgering and bullying Marshawn Lynch? They continuously try to ridicule him and fine him, whether it's for him speaking, or his lack thereof. For his gestures, for his shoes, you name it - the NFL will fine him for it. Why? What point is being made?
I read the other day, a very simple yet powerful quote that reads: "What Susie says of Sally, says more of Susie than of Sally" Well, what the NFL says of Marshawn Lynch says more of the NFL than of Marshawn.
I am a native of Seattle, and they City I know is a City that stands for each other. We will not sit back one more day and watch as the NFL continues to hurt somebody's pride, self-esteem, or take their money for no reason. In fact, if I know Seattle well enough, I would go so far as to say that we wouldn't stand for that behavior against any person, young, old, Seattle, or elsewhere.
This petition was written by myself, Nadia Agha of Seattle, Washington, and not instigated by any other person(s).
THE BULLYING MUST STOP TODAY. WE ALL WE GOT. WE ALL WE NEED. Please sign this petition, we need this to STOP.
The Cowboys got hosed when the referees called the wrong call because the NFL wanted a make up call.
It's all over youtube, NFL channel & ESPN NEWS.
Just launched tshirts in support of our cause!
After watching the Detroit Lions vs Dallas Cowboys game on January 4th 2015 we hearby are filing a petition against the NFL Referees Association and NFL due to the events taken place on said day.
In the 4th quarter of this wild card play off game in Arlington, Texas we all witnessed utter debauchery on behalf of the NFL Referees Association! There was a pass interference call which was made and annouunced on the PA and after 45 seconds the flag was picked up by the head referee and over turned.
The play call resulted in a Detroit Lions loss and PTSD for Detroit Lions Fans! TMZ reported that Cowboys owner Jerry Jones son Steven Jones was on the company party bus with head league referee Dean Blandino! We're outraged and are filing said petion and soon to be law suit in the coming days!
8. FIRE ROMO
We the fans are fed up with tony romo's careless plays in every season! We need a Super Bowl minded quarterback who will take us all the and stop embarrassing us!
We are "AMERICA'S TEAM" not "AMERICA'S JOKE team".
Win lose or tie Cowboy fan till we die,B UT ENOUGH IS ENOUGH NOMORE ROMO! No more romo! Romo must go!
The tyrannous reign of Roger Goodell seems to finally be coming to an end. Not since Ray J and Kim K has a video made this much of an impact on one person's life.
Since the NFL will need a new commissioner we, The People For a Better NFL & More Cargo Shorts, believe that there is no better candidate than Joe Banner.
The major area where Goodell failed was in public relations. If you need evidence of Banner's PR skills just take a look at his twitter account (@JoeBanner13) or the friendly smile with which he conducted his press conferences in Cleveland.
It is Joe Banner's turn to run the most powerful sports organization in the world and he will do great, just ask Dion Lewis.
Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice struck his fiancee/wife rendering her unconscious. Both were arrested for simple assault. Videos on the internet obtained and posted online by TMZ on Wednesday shows Rice lifting the woman by her arms out of an elevator at the Revel Casino.
Though apologies were given by Mr. Rice there is no excuse for the NFL to come down with a relative slap on the wrist. Being given a 2 game suspension is the equivalent of to many intentional hits to the head or stomping on a players arm in a game.
Stronger punishments are given for 2 DUIs, Bountys, altercations with bodyguards, and substance abuse. As brother, husband, uncle, and father - I completely reject this out of hand from the sport I love.
Plainly and simply: The term REDSKIN is a racist term.
Having a team named this is offensive. Change it.
I am sure you can sell more team products if you do.
WKYC in Cleveland have unjustly fired hometown hero Bernie Kosar!
Let them know that we as the fans want Bernie back or we will boycott their horrible station forever!
13. Fire John Fox
Coach Fox has consistently failed the Denver Broncos organization time and again throughout his tenure as head coach, most notably during playoff games and championships, via the exhibition of incompetence through elementary game plans, the endorsement and hiring of less skilled and less qualified subordinate coaches simply due to their previous history with the Carolina Panthers(Fox's previous, hometown, and favorite team) such as Jack Del Rio, his obvious inability to adjust to the opponent's schemes during game-play, and his affinity for offering excuses and delegating his responsibility of failure.
Most egregious and disappointing for fans is the most recent and extremely embarrassing lopsided Super Bowl loss.
14. 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.
The fairness of the personal foul penalties (especially the helmet-to-helmet hits and hit on defenseless receivers) is obviously one sided in the current officiating.
Firstly, the helmet-to-helmet personal foul penalty has not been enforced on every hit, which can be understandable to a point because the officials are going to miss some borderline calls, but the hits that are being called are not all illegal hits according to league rules but are being called anyways. The ultimate job of a defender is to hit the person with the ball to eventually knock them down to stop advancement of the ball. When the person with the ball bends down to try and shake off the hit or "run the defender over" and continue to advance the ball it is extremely difficult for a defender to make an adjustment along with the person carrying the ball because as a defender you have to go low for two reasons, the first is because you want to take the legs out to try and stop advancement or the ability to juke a defender.
Secondly, the player safety rules prohibit defenders from hitting players high with their helmet. It seems that the intention of the NFL was to have the players hit lower, and that is what Dashon Goldson did against the New Orleans Saints on 09-15-2013 on a hit on the Saints running back Darren Sproles and was called a penalty, but it is blatantly obvious that it is humanly impossible to try to hit a player low and dodge the helmet when the player with the ball is going low as well, leaving almost no room for the player to make a sure tackle or hit to stop progression.
The hit on a defenseless receiver is also another penalty that is unfair to a defensive player. Again, the job of a defender (especially in the secondary) is to tackle the player that is potentially going to catch the ball. The defender has to assume that the receiver is going to catch the ball and make a sure tackle to try and separate the receiver from the football or to simply get the player down. If the defender has to "play it safe" and wait until the player turns around and sets his footing to try and progressive the ball up the field, it puts the defender in a very poor position to make a tackle and to get "run over" (which also causes injuries when a receiver lowers his head to try and run through the defender) and therefore makes a very big upper hand to the receiver (which are more times than not bigger than the defender in size) and therefore, makes the plays in the passing game unfair to defenders. I can completely understand player safety, but it needs to be done in a manner that does not give an advantage to the offense.
It is also worth noting that it is almost impossible for a player to tackle another player without going low with the upper body to get leverage, and in doing so will also bring the helmet.
With all of this being said, it is unfair that a lot of the hits that are being called helmet-to-helmet are really "shoulder-to-helmet" hits and are not reviewable by the referees and are just assumed to be illegal hits because of the viciousness of the hit. Let's also not forget that this game requires helmets, pads, and other safety equipment to prevent injury and I feel that instead of making the game tougher to play for only certain players, let's make the helmets and other safety equipment safer instead of making it an unfair advantage to a specific defense or offense.
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!
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.
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.
Danny Woodhead is tne greatest running back to ever play the game! You cannot even dispute this!
This is a fact!
Woodhead! Woodhead! Woodhead!
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!
21. 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.
During a Sunday night football game on NBC, sports commentator Bob Costas innapropriately used the platform of the NFL on NBC to air his personal views on gun control, relating to the recent muder suicide of a Kansas city Chiefs player and his girlfriend. His statement "If Jovan Belcher didn't possess a gun, he and Kasandra Perkins would both be alive today".
This comment is offensive to law abiding gun owners, to the families of those he referred to, as well as offensive to the NFL audience, who just wanted to enjoy a football game, and not hear a soapbox speach. Mr. Costas is paid very well to commentate on sports, we demand that he stay within the scope of his job.
Before reading this please realize that RECOMMENDING this petition on Facebook is NOT signing the petition. You must click the 'sign this petition' tab at the BOTTOM of the page to sign. NOT just hit recommend. Thank you, I hope that this reminder will help get more than half of the likes turned into actual signatures! Thank you, for taking the time to read and maybe sign this for a great cause!
The National Football League and Nike Inc., which is the company that designs their uniforms and equipment, has graciously dedicated the month of October to raising breast cancer awareness by making uniforms, gear, and everything pink. This is an incredible effort and the NFL and Nike have brought awareness to a terrible disease.
Unfortunately an equally terrible disease is pediatric cancer. Pediatric cancer is the number one killer of young children in America. Choosing between different forms of cancer is like trying to decide which of your own fingers you would like to cut off. There is no right and wrong decision as to which cancer is “worse” than the other. But, ask any mother or relative of a child that is dying from a terminal form of pediatric cancer and I guarantee the answer would be a resounding “Take my breasts, but let me keep my baby.”
Pediatric cancer research is dangerously underfunded and therefore the hope for a cure or treatment that could help countless sick children is even more far off than anyone would hope. There are many awareness efforts going on, but the research continues at a drip drop pace. Many sick children are being given treatment that was developed in the 1960s… we can do better for them.
The President of the United States of America has proclaimed September National Childhood Cancer Awareness month. This is why we will ask, no, beg, you to wear gold during the month of September 2013 and adorn the entire NFL with it in order to tell everyone that we need help. We need help supporting the research that gives hope to millions of sick children and their entire families. Go Gold!
Anyone that would like to submit a letter, however short or long that will be included with the petition when I send it to the NFL and politicians and EVERYONE in order to try to further convince these people to 'Go Gold!' it would be appreciated. Please either send them to the email address linked to this petition or to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for taking the time to read this. Go Gold!
Please read www.superty.org for an amazing story about one of the little super heroes that we are fighting for.
24. NFL Boycott
The replacement referees that the NFL has chosen to work their games have absolutely ruined this football season!
The NFL is negatively affecting the outcome of games and player safety with their refusal to negotiate in good faith with the referee union.
IT'S TIME TO STOP!
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.
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!
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.
We the committed fans of the Miami Dolphins Football Organization call on YOU MR. ROSS to fire General Manager Jeff Ireland Now!!! Not at the end of the season, not after the draft but now!
This once proud organization is not only the laughing stock of the NFL but of all sports. We're sure you want what's best for this organization. Fire Ireland NOW and watch the support for you and this team soar. Yours unless you fail to act, Dolphin Fans.
'He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.' ~Harold Wilson
Who throws parties on Sundays?
Because of a longstanding association with Superbowl and Sunday, NFL lovers do.
However, the effort which goes into these parties, followed by inevitably intense revelry and/or depression by fans and admirers alike, does not suit a Sunday disposition.
Superbowl Saturday would allow us to embrace the game without fear of tomorrow. It would also allow for a day of reflection and recovery before the busy work week begins.
As the NFL ever expands into new markets, it is incumbent upon the league to recognize the ill effects that a Sunday Superbowl imposes on the world economy.
A Saturday Superbowl would allow millions of American churchgoers to fully participate in celebrations, creating new marketing possibilities for the NFL and their sponsor networks.
Holding the Pro Bowl on the following Sunday in the Superbowl city would also provide otherwise untapped marketing opportunities, and generally better interest in this otherwise milquetoast affair.
Superbowl Saturday has too many advantages to ignore.
Let's exercise our right to freedom of fun!
Let's keep the world economy rolling.