Have Weird Al Yankovic headline the Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show.
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NFL
Tracy Perlman, NFL Vice President
April Donnelly, NFL Director
Greg Aiello, NFL Public Relations
Peter O'Reilly, NFL Vice President
Jaime Weston, NFL Vice President

Have Weird Al Yankovic headline the Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show.

    1. Ed Ball
    2. Petition by

      Ed Ball

      WA

For decades Weird Al has entertained fans, young and old, with his popular clever parodies and unique sense of humor. Having him headline the Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show. would not only be overly accepted by the millions of views, but it would remain true to the standards and quality of the show business we have come to love and respect out of this prestigious event. The songs of artists that he is parodying could join him on stage to accompany, as well as other surprise appearances from well-known actors/actresses, adding more prestige and star power. The theatrics alone would be hilarious and a welcoming change, and draw a wider audience of fans that typically would not tune into the championship game or half-time show. 

To:
NFL
Tracy Perlman, NFL Vice President
April Donnelly, NFL Director
Greg Aiello, NFL Public Relations
Peter O'Reilly, NFL Vice President
Jaime Weston, NFL Vice President
Have Weird Al Yankovic headline the Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    1. 100K+ AND STILL GOING STRONG!!!

      Ed Ball
      by Ed Ball
      Petition Organizer

      THE MASSES HAVE SPOKEN AND THE NATION LISTENED: WE WANT WEIRD AL YANKOVIC TO HEADLINE THE HALFTIME SHOW OF SUPER BOWL 2015!!!
      Simply put, this is amazing and surpassed all expectations… Thank you again for your continued support and spreading the word. This gained nationwide attention from hundreds of media outlets, which helped lead the push. I'm adding links below to various stories covering this.
      The PR team at Change.org has been awesome to support us with this cause. We have reached out and left messages with NFL executives, the NFL PR department, as well as Weird Al and his representatives. We continue to wait for their responses and will post any updates received. You can continue to voice your support through Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, and any other social media venues. Cheers!!!

      They see me strollin',
      They laughin',
      And rollin' their eyes 'cause I'm so white n' nerdy...
      Ed Ball
      (@odceddie, odceddie@hotmail.com)

      LINKS:
      http://www.spin.com/articles/fan-petition-weird-al-super-bowl-halftime-show-nfl/
      http://www.wired.com/2014/08/weird-al-super-bowl-petition
      http://abcnews.go.com/Social_Climber/fans-petition-weird-al-yankovic-super-bowl-halftime/story?id=24898844
      http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/07/showbiz/celebrity-news-gossip/weird-al-yankovic-super-bowl-halftime/
      http://www.cnet.com/news/fans-petition-for-weird-al-yankovic-for-the-super-bowl-halftime-show/
      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/07/weird-al-super-bowl-petition_n_5657126.html
      https://time.com/3086694/weird-al-super-bowl-halftime-petition/
      http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2154461-fan-petitions-for-weird-al-yankovic-to-play-the-super-bowl-halftime-show
      http://www.foxsports.com/buzzer/story/fan-petitions-for-weird-al-yankovic-to-headline-super-bowl-halftime-show-080614
      http://www.buzzfeed.com/katienotopoulos/theres-a-petition-for-weird-al-to-play-at-the-super-bowl
      http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2014/08/06/weird-al-superbowl-halftime/

    2. Reached 100,000 signatures
    3. 50K!!!!!!

      Ed Ball
      by Ed Ball
      Petition Organizer

      WOW!!! FIFTY THOUSAND+ SIGNATURES!!! YOU GUYS AND GALS ROCK!!!
      Thanks again for all the love, keep spreading the word!! Let's get this to 100K and make it known world wide that we can make a change and our collective voice can be heard by the NFL: WE WANT AL AT THE SUPERBOWL!!!
      I will keep everyone posted once I hear from the King of Parodies himself!!!
      Cheers,
      Ed

    4. Reached 50,000 signatures
    5. 20K+!!!!

      Ed Ball
      by Ed Ball
      Petition Organizer

      20K+!!!! Holy guacamole!!! Thank you so much for the overflowing support and bringing this idea to the national spotlight. I am fielding so many emails, phone calls and requests around this petition, and I am trying to respond to everyone in a timely manner.
      First thing I would like to address: I do not condone excessive drinking and/or drunk posting, campaigning, etc etc. Yes, I submitted this after enjoying a few drinks, and while I enjoy imbibing on occasion, I would get the same gratification seeing Weird Al perform at the Super Bowl even if I was sober. So, drink responsibly friends!
      As for the petition, I hope to hear from Weird Al himself or his publicist soon, and get his feedback. I know it is already being addressed with his camp, and hopefully, within the NFL ranks too.
      Keep your fingers crossed and keep spreading the word!!
      Cheers!
      Ed Ball

    6. Reached 20,000 signatures
    7. Thanks for the love and support so far!!!

      Ed Ball
      by Ed Ball
      Petition Organizer

      Wow... So, this took off faster than I anticipated... Some background on how I came up with the idea and why I drunkingly submitted (hence the bad grammar, no proofreading) this petition on change.org: 3 days ago at a bar, I overheard two presumptuous Seahawks fans talking about future travel plans to Super Bowl XLIX (or LI, whatever it’s being called) to see their beloved team host a 2nd Lombardi trophy. Yes, they are already claiming a win and this team is a dynasty, as I have been listening to this nonsense ever since I moved up to Seattle in January. A 20-something female friend of theirs chimed in, asking who will be playing the half time show. Then, she began to ramble off a string of suggestions in her NW Valley girl voice (where every statement ends with the intonation going up…? As if she was asking a question…?). She mentioned Justin Beiber and Selena Gomez, Iggy Azalea, that band that sings “Rude”, among many other terrible ideas. So, with this in mind, I went home, created the petition and and submitted to the masses on Reddit. I have gotten a lot of support, and even more hate. Oh well. Haters gonna hate. Now, I am a life long football fan, former high school player, and enjoy classic rock artists performing on the big stage. Loved seeing the Stones, Tom Petty, and the Who. Foo Fighters or AC/DC would be excellent future choices too. However, they already appeal to the ‘Average Joe’ fan, and do not reach out to a wider audience. Furthermore, I do not want to sit through another Black Eyed Peas disaster or see Nicki Minaj verbal vomit some lyrics that I cannot understand. And do you want Miley Cyrus?!? Because this is how you will end up with Miley Cyrus!!! Think about the Super Bowls of past years, when you had no vested interest in either team, especially during a game that was a blowout or boring. What did you remember the most? I’m betting it was typically the humorous commercials, or some kick a** halftime performance. Why not combine the two? Sure, many consider Weird Al a bit, a gimmick comedic artist. But you cannot deny that he has crafted his art and been successful over the past 4 decades, gaining the respect and approval of every artist he parodies. I have loved him since I was a child, and I know he puts on a helluva live show. Sure, it may seem childish and some might say it would tarnish the big game (again, see the aforementioned Black Eyed Peas). But, most of these naysayers would be hypocrites if they said they never laughed at a corny Super Bowl beer commercial, or didn’t enjoy a Weird Al song in their youth. If you do not watch the Super Bowl or the half-time show, then why bother voicing your opinion. If you think change.org should be used for world peace or to fight the war on jealousy, then by all means, go create your own petition… Weird Al is top of the charts right now for a reason, and I guarantee it’s not because of the typical football players/fans rocking his music during a pre-game warm-up, tailgating, or half-time song selection. The Super Bowl is a national event that reaches out to numerous non-football fans, so why not attract a bigger demographic and support for the game? Just imagine him out there rocking with Jack Black & Melissa McCarthy, while parodying Pharrell & Robin Thicke. Heck, those artists can even join him on stage, start off with their songs before Weird Al kicks in with his versions. I personally think it would be a hit, and would be more talked about than the game itself. Which is why I started this petition. Hope to hear back from Weird Al himself, and would he even do it if invited. Only one can dream... Please continue to share and pass this on to everyone who would love this to come true!!

    8. Reached 4,000 signatures

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    • Steve Tiseo MARINA DEL REY, CA
      • about 9 hours ago

      Weird Al is a childhood hero!

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    • Caitlin Youn LAFAYETTE, IN
      • about 11 hours ago

      Weird Al is amazing, brilliant, funny, and puts on a great show. It's time the half time show stoped sucking.

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      • about 22 hours ago

      because

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    • Sean Blanset CLEAR LAKE, SD
      • about 23 hours ago

      I love Weird Al and that would probably be the only reason why I would watch the SuperBowl. I hate football, but I would watch it if Weird Al was there!

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    • Aimee Brooksbank CLARKSVILLE, IN
      • 1 day ago

      I grew up with Weird Al's music c:

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