Petition Tag - nfl

1. No NFL If They Can't Kneel

The NFL is considering changing the rules so that it would be against the rules for players to kneel during the national anthem. If they make this rule, the undersigned will no longer watch football until they void same.

2. NFL Superbowl Blackout

Let's start by saying I didn't like the words that president Trump chose in explaining the protest by NFL Players . However I have felt for several weeks that a NFL player can make a phone call any day of the week to any media outlet and have a means to talk about any inequalities or any injustice they choose to address . For any person or player to not stand for the flag is the wrong platform to choose for a protest . If your child wants to get your attention and throws a rock through your window . You then scream at your child and ask him why he did it , and the child says mom I had something really important to tell you . At that point does it really matter what the child has to say . My point is that whether you agree or disagree with the protest , the vehicle being used for the protest is a poor choice . Just because it will get the attention of people , it does not make it right . I consider myself a huge NFL fan , but it's up to us as fans to show players and the NFL that we will not accept any player or person kneeling during our country's great anthem . Too many men and women of all races and backgrounds have paid the ultimate price for our freedoms . I know many people will say , well this protest is one of these such freedoms . I feel that this is just a poor excuse . If you feel the words of president Trump were divisive and cause such a reaction , then look in the mirror and understand that kneeling for the flag will cause a divisive response as well .To sum it up , today I will choose to turn my tv off if such a massive protest exists.

3. Boycott the NFL

The flag and national anthem of this country represent the freedoms and the men and women who have fought for those freedoms of this country, throughout the course of history. Without respect for this, we would not have the right to our opinion or the right to make millions of dollars playing sports. You have the right to protest, but you have to use the right venue. Disrespecting the flag & anthem during televised games, that you get paid millions of dollars to play, is not the right venue! You are disrespecting the men and woman who have given their lives for you, to have the right to make those millions of dollars. That is ur job and you get paid very well to perform it. Organize your group and protest at a different venue. Nobody is telling you, you can't protest, just not during your job. We will not stand for it and demand the NFL be taken off the air until all players respect this great country that gives you that right. We ask all fans and sponsors to sign this protest.

4. NFL...Stop the personal messaging on the sidelines and #justplayball

The "non-4 profit" NFL needs to put a stop to the "in-your-face" personal messaging occurring on the sidelines!
While I feel it is disrespectful to the men & women whom fight for the very freedoms that they are expressing, the fact is it is against your very own rules!
Rule 5 (Article 8)
“Throughout the period on game-day that a player is visible to the stadium and television audience (including in pregame warm-ups, in the bench area, and during postgame interviews in the locker room or on the field), players are prohibited from wearing, displaying, or otherwise conveying personal messages either in writing or illustration, unless such message has been approved in advance by the League office. Items to celebrate anniversaries or memorable events, or to honor or commemorate individuals, such as helmet decals, and arm bands and jersey patches on players’ uniforms, are prohibited unless approved in advance by the League office. All such items approved by the League office, if any, must relate to team or League events or personages. The League will not grant permission for any club or player to wear, display, or otherwise convey messages, through helmet decals, arm bands, jersey patches, or other items affixed to game uniforms or equipment, which relate to political activities or causes, other non-football events, causes or campaigns, or charitable causes or campaigns. Further, any such approved items must be modest in size, tasteful, non-commercial, and noncontroversial; must not be worn for more than one football season; and if approved for use by a specific team, must not be worn by players on other teams in the League.”
Let those that have a message to share, do it on their personal time and let us enjoy the game that they are paid quite well to play!

5. Petition Roger Goddell

Welcome! Thank you for joining us as we petition Roger Goodell to keep all NFL players off the field until after our National Anthem is played. The ongoing "kneel" instead of "hand over heart" as a sign of protest is disrespectful not only to the flag but to majority of fans, veterans, and troops that defend that flag daily -- sometimes with their very lives. We appreciate the players' First Amendment right, and it should be exercised on their Own time . . . Not at an NFL event for which fans have paid money to attend or view. Keeping players off the field until after the anthem will address their need not to participate as well as allow fans to express their patriotism without being subjected to protest. Thank you!

6. Move MLK,JR Holiday to the day after the Super Bowl.

Why would the government not agree to moving Martin Luther King, Jr Day to the day after the Super Bowl due to the close proximity of both days and the fact that people are not as productive the day after the Super Bowl when compared to most other Mondays?
Please support this for all Americans.

7. Sign Colin Kaepernick (Support Unification, Civil Rights, & Free Speech)

Athletic competition is a universal opportunity to bridge class, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, religion and language.

The Jacksonville Jaguars need a qualified, bold and seasoned quarterback in order to be competitive in the NFL.

Colin Kaepernick has said experience as an NFL quarterback with a top 30 ranking, a Super Bowl and other playoff appearances, and most recently in 2016, the 6th lowest interception percentage. Additionally, like great players before him (Jerry Rice, Joe Montana, and Steve Young), Kaepernick won the Len Eshmont award last season. This most prestigious team award voted on by San Francisco 49ers players goes to the person that "best exemplifies the inspirational and courageous play of Len Eshmont".

Kaepernick has shown leadership and guts in his exercise of 1st Amendment rights. He brought global attention to police killings of unarmed African Americans, and continues to support youth programs and organizations that fight oppression of all kinds. He has donated $800,000 of a planned $1,000,000 in the last year.

Shahid Kahn, the owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars, exemplifies the American Dream as a Pakistani immigrant to the United States who built a billion dollar business from a small business loan, and went on to gain citizenship. He is the perfect man to sign a quarterback like Colin Kaepernick, and inspire new fans from among Kaepernick's hundred thousands (or millions) of global supporters.

Shahid Khan, the Jacksonville Jaguars, and Colin Kaepernick have the potential to be strong allies in the celebration of free speech and civil rights for all people in the United States (and beyond).

Professional sport has the influence, reach, power, and spirit to model our best societal aspirations. Shahid Khan has the opportunity to sign Colin Kaepernick as a courageous leader for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Thus, inspiring a national and global audience primed for unification across cultures and complicated social issues.

8. Keep Zeke On The Field

We as Cowboys fans can't and won't stand back and let Goodell and the NFL suspend Zeke for something he has been cleared of by the law!!

9. NFL: Stop Blackballing Colin Kaepernick;Sign Colin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick "took a knee" before NFL games to protest police brutality in America. Mr. Kaepernick exercised his freedom of speech. For that he is being blackballed by the NFL. Mr. Kaepernick is a fully capable of making an NFL roster. By denying Mr. Kaepernick his right to play, the NFL is thus saying "Black Lives Do Not Matter." If the NFL does not end its punitive actions against Mr. Kaepernick, we the undersigned will boycott the NFL and its top advertisers.

10. NFL Players Should Stand for the National Anthem

There seems to be a trend forming in the NFL. Several players have chosen not to stand for the National Anthem to further an agenda that promises only to divide our country.

In America, a person has an absolute right not to stand for the anthem. The rights afforded to us in this country is one of the things that makes it great. It still doesn't make it right. What about the soldiers that fight daily for our freedom and those very rights? What about those who have lost their lives doing so?

To not stand for the National Anthem is rude and disrespectful to those many thousands of soldiers and their families. It is also irresponsible considering the number of young Americans that look up to those athletes. If any player feels they need to take a stand, fine. Just do it off the football field.

11. Boycott any NFL Team that allows their players to disrespect the National Anthem

Recently several NFL players have taken the position to disrespect America by not standing for the National Anthem. This is a travesty and needs to be addressed.

Those multi million dollar players represent their teams. Those teams rely upon their income from sales revenues of NFL fans.

If you believe that those players should be held accountable for their actions, boycott those teams that allow this practice. Avoid supporting the team and refuse to buy the products and team products the sponsors advertise during their games.

If you want to make a difference you can gain their attention by hitting them in the pocket book.

12. Request the NFL Reschedule for the Debates

Donald Trump has expressed disapproval for two of the dates for the national debates, because they will coincide with two NFL games. He claims the system is rigged against him due to conflicts for viewers; the possibility exists that he is already forming an excuse to back out of participating in those debates.

The independent committee that selected these dates is unlikely to make changes to the schedule; the best course of action would be to request that the NFL take the action of re-scheduling these games at different timeslots or different days. The networks would likely agree to such changes; back-to-back big events create more ratings compared to events that compete for viewership. “Tuesday Night Football” night would be just as lucrative and widely viewed.

By hinting at this now, it is conceivable that Trump will not use this to form an actual excuse for a refusal until much later on the calendar, when making any changes would be a far more difficult endeavor. Let us at least do all we can to remove this option as soon as it is feasible.

- IF you're a LIBERAL, support this petition to prevent Trump from using this as justification for a possible boycott before a deadline can be set in stone.
- IF you're a CONSERVATIVE, support this petition in order for Trump to receive the widest potential audience, have the most forums to set his record straight against Hillary, and to not allow him to be stifled by the biased media.

13. Give Marshawn his own TV show

Marshawn Lynch is now retired from the NFL.

He is an enigmatic personality that is utterly entertaining to watch on screen.
He's been seen beside Conan O'Brien (with Rob Gronkowski) playing video games as well as seen on YouTube reviewing luxury cars. He does this all with aplomb.

Let's give the people what they want; give Beast Mode an way to voice his unique opinions on automobiles and video games.

14. Boycott First 4 2016 Regular Season NFL Games

Unless the fans speak out and react, Roger Goodell will continue to arbitrarily penalize the New England Patriots and its players, and subsequently Patriots fans, who are the best, most loyal fans in football. He's been doings this since he was hired!

I'm fed up. The standing penalty for altering football PSI (which there is no proof that ever happened) was a maximum $25k fine. That is of course until Goodell got hired by the NFL, The Patriots were accused, convicted and penalized by Goodell, without any real proof.

Goodell may have been given the supreme power to punish without proof (the CBA does not require the NFL to have proof the penalize or fine), but the fans have rights too. Goodell has tarnished the game, and hurt the Patriots fans in the process. And he did it on purpose. What else would you expect from a former Jets employee?

That's why I put together this petition. At the end of the day, it may mean little, but doing nothing about Goodell's abuse of power isn't what us Patriots fans are about. By signing this petition, you state that you will not attend, support or watch any NFL games on television for the first 4 weeks of the NFL regular season, in protest of Goodell's mission to belittle the New England Patriots, its players and fans.

By the way Roger, where is the PSI data from the 2015 season? I imagine that will come out after TB sits for 4 games?

15. Bring Raiders to San Antonio

San Antonio deserves to have an NFL franchise.

Help bring the Oakland Raiders to San Antonio!

16. Jimmy Haslam, Please Sell the Browns

The Cleveland Browns have been failing the City of Cleveland, Ohio for too many years and are no longer worthy of the city's loyalty.

This petition would have the team be disbanded, moved, or otherwise removed from the City of Cleveland. The "sadness factory" must be shut down.

We the people would rather have no one to root for then to be saddened and angered every fall weekend.

17. Professional Sports Teams - Honor Our Vets FOR FREE!

To ALL professional sports teams who accepted payments from the Pentagon in order To HONOR our VETERANS - Donate that exact same amount or more to a legitimate Veterans Charity that supports our MILITARY HEROES!

I’m calling out to all PROFESSIONAL SPORTS STARS to sign this petition; we need your POWER to help our VETERANS!

Professional sports are an American passion! We love and support our teams! But this petition is about righting a wrong. I believe that Professional Sports can honor our Veterans without receiving a payment from the Pentagon to do so. It should be THEIR HONOR to HONOR all those who have put their lives on the line for our country.

Arizona Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake investigated payments made by the Pentagon to professional sports teams and issued a 145 page report. Among other things they discovered that the Pentagon paid these sports organizations millions of dollars to honor America’s actual heroes who put their lives on the line for all of us, I couldn’t believe it! The Pentagon PAID PROFESSIONAL SPORTS TEAMS TO HONOR OUR VETERANS!

Please search for “Pentagon payments to NFL to honor veterans” for additional information. For those who TWEET, please TWEET this message! And to those that serve or have served our country-Thank You!

18. Sign Chip Kelly at South Carolina

We are in desperate need of a new coach.

Let's get this petition moving to get Chip Kelly to the university of South Carolina.

19. Strip Tom Brady's Records and kick Patriots from the league

Five days after an NFL investigator reported that it was "more probable than not" that the Patriots broke the rules, the league handed down its punishment: Brady was banished for four games, and the Patriots were penalized $1 million — matching the largest fine in league history — and docked two draft picks for using improperly inflated footballs in the AFC Championship game.

20. Move Super Bowl Sunday to Super Bow Saturday

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.

21. Boycott NFL Advertisers if Marshawn Lynch is fined during Superbowl XLIX

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:

http://adage.com/article/special-report-super-bowl/super-bowl-xlix-ad-chart-buying-big-game-commercials/295841/

22. Replay the AFC Championship Game In Indianapolis

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.

23. IF MARSHAWN CAN'T STOP THE NFL FROM BULLYING HIM - SEATTLE WILL. WE GOT YOUR BACK.

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.

24. Dez Bryant caught the ball! Say sorry NFL!

The Cowboys got hosed when the referees called the wrong call because the NFL wanted a make up call.

25. LYNCH

It's all over youtube, NFL channel & ESPN NEWS.

26. Lions fans vs NFL Referees Association

Just launched tshirts in support of our cause!

www.teespring.com/payoffs

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!

27. 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!

28. Make Joe Banner & His Cargo Shorts The New NFL Commisioner

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.

29. Fan Appeal of Ray Rice's Light Punishment by the NFL

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.

30. Change the name of REDSKINS football team

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.