Petition Tag - nfl

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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?

6. Bring Raiders to San Antonio

San Antonio deserves to have an NFL franchise.

Help bring the Oakland Raiders to San Antonio!

7. 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.

8. 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!

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. 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.

12. 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:

13. 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.


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.

15. 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.


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

17. Lions fans vs NFL Referees Association

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!


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!

19. 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.

20. 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.

21. 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.

22. Bring Back Bernie Kosar or Boycott the Browns!

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!

23. 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.

24. 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.

25. Player safety rules revision

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.

26. 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!

27. 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.

28. 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.

29. Danny Woodhead for Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2014

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!