National Football League
National Football League
Never have Cris Collinsworth commentate on another Philadelphia Eagles game
Cris Collinsworth is the most biased and horrible commentator ever. Being a Philadelphia Eagles fan and having to listen to him constantly talk about the Patriots and hardly ever the Eagles during the game made it almost unbearable. As a professional he has a duty to if not be unbiased at least try to make the game enjoyable for all viewers. His constant fawning over Tom Brady and the Patriots the entire game was disgusting, making it sound like he was a local Boston radio personality and not a commentator for a nationally syndicated football game. His performance brought back recent memories of the horrible job Pete Morelli and his officiating crew did against the Panthers earlier in the year. Please NBC discipline him or at the very least keep him to only commentating on Patriot games who he so very much loves.
Oppose the NFL's new "National Anthem" policy
Wealthy NFL owners passed -- without any input from players -- a sweeping new policy that clamps down on NFL players being able to kneel during the performance of the national anthem. If a player wishes to raise awareness about a social justice issue -- which was what pushed players like Colin Kaepernick and others to "take a knee" during the national anthem -- they will be forced to stay in the locker room. The new policy, vote on by owners and in many ways a response to criticism the NFL faced by President Donald Trump, takes effect immediately. For any player who refuses to stand for the national anthem, their team will be fined and punished by NFL leaders. The NFL Players Association (NFLPA) has expressed disappointment in the new policy, saying that "The NFL chose to not consult the union in the development of this new 'policy.' NFL players have shown their patriotism through their social activism, their community service, in support of our military and law enforcement and yes, through their protests to raise awareness about the issues they care about." The NFLPA says they may challenge the new policy. Please sign this petition to encourage them to do just that, and send a message that NFL owners should listen to their players, rather than the rantings of the President on Twitter. Other critics of the policy say that the NFL is trying to force players who want to draw attention to racial violence or racial injustice into hiding. "In a nutshell, the NFL is essentially 'hiding' those who want to show a symbolic gesture for what Kaepernick originally took a knee for: the killing of unarmed people of color by police & their tactics -- in a league that's 70% black," said the organizers of a #BoycottNFL pledge. That's why the NFLPA needs to stand up for players, and demand a review of this policy and take a firm stand that no player should be forced to hide in a locker room or fined for peacefully drawing attention to social justice issues.
The NFL must make it a league rule that you must stand during our national anthem if the players dont wanna stand then stay in the locker room till its over.....This is a disgrace to all our men and women who died for that flag... To use it to gain personal satisfaction or to make a statement is clearly wrong.. Please boycott all NFL games live and on TV,radio this has got to stop.... Our country and military deserve better..... NFL must stand ground against these player's and get a backbone .... But yet NFL players cant hit a certain way without getting kicked out of the game... Or even celebrate a touchdown without penalty... BUT THE NFL ALLOWS PLAYERS TO DISRESPECT OUR COUNTRY with no penalties.
Madden NFL 19 For Nintendo Switch
Since We Have Never Seen An NFL Game On Nintendo Console Since Madden NFL 13 Which Was On Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Wii, And Wii U, But Since After Then NFL Games Haven't Been On Nintendo Consoles, The Games Only Came Out On Playstation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, And Playstation 3. So I Decided To Make This Petition To Have Madden NFL 19 And Future Games On Switch.
Chicago Bears Go Green for Cholangiocarcinoma during October Cancer Awareness Month
Walter Payton, David Glenn, Barb Dougherty, what do these three people have in common? They are the leaders of their families and taught them to demonstrate love and loyalty. What cannot be seen in their pictures is the three parents’s worlds collided in January 2016 because of a diagnosis; they were taken from their families and this world too soon by Cholangiocarcinoma (Bile Duct Cancer). Barb Dougherty, a Chicago native was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She spent the majority of life living on the Southside of Chicago Beverly/Mt. Greenwood neighborhood. She was a wife of Chicago police officer where she instilled the values of faith and family into her home. Her family was her only priority in life making sure they were always taken care of, even before her own needs and cancer treatment. She was happiest in life when there was a grandchild sitting on her lap, or having her family over for dinner. Barb never met a stranger, she was the first person to help someone in need, and made everyone feel like they were the most important person in the world when she listened to them. She died on Christmas morning at the age of 63 after an 11 month battle. David Glenn, a selfless man, who spread love and kindness to all he met, whose legacy is love conquers all. He was a family man who loved “his girls”-his wife and 2 daughters, his siblings and his entire family more than anything. He lived every day happy and had a sense of humor like no other. Everyone he crossed paths with he wanted to know their story, their life. He was a musician, a true American, and was an intelligent man with a love for knowledge. Dave was a true businessman, owning a sporting goods store (The SportStation, Pro-Am Team Sports) for over 45 years that served the Chicagoland area. He never wanted to leave us; especially since days before his diagnosis he was told he was going to be a grandpa to twins. He was one month short of their blessed arrival; he passed May 20th after only 5 months since diagnosis and the twins were born on June 29th. Research and treatment options for this disease may have given him a chance to see their births and their lives. He taught us to be Bears fans. We have an autographed Wheaties box of Sweetness on our wall, some of the players came to sign autographs at his store, Sunday afternoons were meant for watching Bears games, and we have many memories at Soldier Field. Our parents are just two faces but there are thousands of others who need a chance, like our friends that we know because of the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation-a charity that supports awareness and research and brings patients, caregivers, and medical professionals together to find a cure. How can you help? Sign our petition and ask the Chicago Bears to accept Cholangiocarcinoma as their cancer to support during the NFL’s October Cancer Awareness Month. Here are some facts about Cholangiocarcinoma: ·Rare (5,000+ new cases each year) ·Aggressive (spreads to other parts of the body very quickly and can cause liver failure; recurring) ·Poor Prognosis (2%-24% 5-year survival rate) ·Limited effective treatments (there is only 1 standard of care regimen as of now and only works for a few and for a short period of time) ·Causes (unknown) ·No detection (found at advanced stages) ·Various Complications (cholangitis, septic, infections, etc., this list can go on and on)
Appeal Juju Smith-Schuster’s unjust suspension
Juju Smith-Schuster has been suspended for one game for a vicious, but fair, peel back block. The NFL has suspensed Rob Gronkowski the same length of time for deliberately jumping on a player after the play ended, for actually no justifiable reason. Then in retaliation to Juju’s block, a Bengals defender, Iloka, targeted a Steelers star, Antonio Brown, by hitting him head to head while he was in the air. Iloka wasn’t even making a football play, just a clear attempt to get back at the Steelers. Either way, his suspension was revoked and he just has to pay a fine. What kind of behavior is the NFL condoning anymore? Help save Juju and the Steelers for being mistreated!!!
Send the Chargers Back to San Diego before it's too late
After 56 years in San Diego, Dean Spanos decided to relocate the Chargers to Los Angeles. While this move was not totally unexpected, it did comes as a surprise given the fact that the city and county of San Diego, as well as San Diego State University, recently offered $375 million dollars to help build a new, state of the art stadium in San Diego. The Chargers should have stayed until a vote for those funds could be taken during the 2018 election cycle at 50% plus 1. Had the vote failed, a county wide vote this time, then we could all agree it would be time to move on. But the Chargers refused to give San Diegans that chance. The measure they did put on the ballot in 2016 (Measure C) had zero chance of passing with a 2/3 requirement, and they knew it. Mark Fabiani, special council to Dean Spanos, said for years publicly that a vote requiring 2/3 approval for a new stadium would never pass in San Diego. He was correct. But for some reason that is exactly what they decided to put forth. Yes, they spent $10 million dollars (they say) trying to get the vote passed but anyone who understands how an election is run knows they ran a horrific, very hasty campaign. But even after receiving nearly 44% of the vote for a failed measure, the Chargers used that as a main reason they had to bolt for LA. And it's frustrating to note that they had publicaly stated that a winning record by the team would be worth at least 5 percentage points. With even their own logic they could have gotten nearly 50% of the vote by simply putting a better product on the field. Dean Spanos and the Chargers have been in LA for less than a week (at the drafting of this petition) and have been received with an unbelievable amount of vitriol, a "who cares" attitude from the city, and even hate. Booed at sporting events, ripped in the local LA paper with "WE DON'T WANT YOU", destroyed on national radio by Jim Rome, Colin Cowherd, among others. San Diego radio the last few days have had grown men calling in weeping on the air. This is not a team of 20 years or so leaving a community. This is a team, who was the community. 56 years is an eternity in sports. When the Rams relocated to LA last year they were greeted with cheers and sold tens of thousands of season tickets within the first 72 hours. They had a public rally upon their arrival. The Chargers, having blundered the new "logo" decided to pull it, have also pulled their "public rally" scheduled for Wednesday to a mere presser. The public are not even invited now. What does his tell you? Even playing the the tiny 30,000 seat StubHub center it is not guaranteed the Chargers will sell out this year. They have been reluctant to report how many people have plopped down the $100 deposit for season tickets except to say that they are "pleased". I doubt that. How can a league allow this to happen? The Chargers are literally a laughing stock. It seems like every reputable news organization is destroying them. It's a total embarrassment to the league. So NFL, we are asking that in light of this disasterous, short sited move by Dean Spanos that you step in and ask him to reverse course and head back to San Diego. Encourage him to fight for a real solution in the city that has adored them for more than a half century. Again, how do you allow a team to scorn a city of 56 years to go to a city that literally wants nothing to do with them? How is that a smart business move? It's a TERRIBLE look. Its not too late. The moving trucks have not left yet. In fact there are dozens (22) of San Diego moving companies who have refused to help them move. And 5 LA moving companies who have also committed to not move them. They literally will not give them their service. Please step in and implore Spanos to stay in the city that has been his home. Believe me, if he turns back now San Diegans will forgive. But it has to happen now. We. Will. Forgive.
Keep the Chief, "Relief" of Rob Manfred
Throughout Rob Manfreds stent as commissioner of Major League Baseball he has "changed" the pace of the game, took away the intentional walk, put a time limit in between innings, and much more to come. The newest development by Manfred is limiting the number of relief pitchers per inning, taking away from the strategy of the game. Here is manfriend on relief pitchers, "Manfred feels like relievers “slow the game down” and “rob action out of the end of the game.” He suggested a potential rule change that would limit the amount of pitchers a manager can use in one inning." As a ex-college baseball player and a fan of the game this is just appalling to hear. That you do not want pitchers to do what they are trained to do...get outs?! Being from Cleveland and an avid Chief Wahoo supporter (biased on this topic) the chief must stay. This is a part of the culture in Cleveland. The Chief has gone through changes so it seems "not as offensive" but now they want rid of him all together. This is as important to Tribe fans in Cleveland! The fans will always wear the Chief and support our beloved Indians! So if you agree that Manfred is changing the game for the worse this is for you! Support us hear and let our voice be heard!
NFL: STOP KILLING 3,000 COWS EVERY YEAR FOR FOOTBALLS
3,000 cows are slaughtered every year to make NFL footballs. The creation of these footballs affects the health & future of you and your family. Why? The raising of cattle for hides is one of the leading producers of pollutants in the world. It takes the hides of 22 cows to make footballs used for just one NFL game. It is merciless, toxic and unnecessary. Demand the NFL (National Football League) to use footballs made with leather alternatives. Technology has created faux materials that last longer, feel the same as leather and don't destroy the planet or destroy animals. Football is the great American past time. The NFL should have respect and pride for it's fans, humanity, the planet and all living creatures. Be proud and don't let the NFL get away with the unnecessary slaughtering of thousands of cows every year. Please share and support this petition!
Allow the Los Angeles Rams to Wear Their Throwback Uniforms
Though it took a couple seasons, the Rams are building a committed and loyal fan base since returning to Los Angeles. Fans, old and new, are excited about our present, which includes a young and exciting roster and an energetic head coach, while also being excited about our future, which includes a new stadium, and eventually, new uniforms, helping to form a new identity for our team and city. However, since returning, fans have been searching for an identity while we wait for that future to become the present. We’re playing in the Coliseum, which is currently under construction, and will remain so throughout the upcoming season. While our stadium situation can’t be changed until the new stadium is complete, our physical appearance on the field can. One of the all-time greatest uniforms, the Rams blue and yellow throwbacks, make an appearance twice a season. The rest of the games are spent in mixed uniforms which leave a lot to be desired. Though fans have expressed our desire to see the throwback uniforms more regularly, we are left with uniforms that, to be honest, bring little excitement. While the Rams organization made minor adjustments to their uniforms this past season, and have reached out to the NFL about allowing these throwback uniforms to appear more often and being denied, fans are left wishing those beautiful throwback jerseys, which define LA Rams culture, could be used to make an identity for our team now. Uniforms are more than just clothes to NFL fans. Rams fans identify with those colors, and have longed to see them regularly since their return to Los Angeles. Building a committed fan base requires an identity, and these uniforms would be a boon to that process. Outside of Rams Nation, many believe these uniforms to be among the all-time greats. Seeing these uniforms on a regular basis would better the league, and with the Rams playing multiple prime time games this upcoming season, it would only make sense to see the Rams in the uniforms their fans, as well as the NFL community, want to see them in. In signing this petition, we ask that the NFL allow the Rams to use their throwback jerseys as their primary uniform for the upcoming season, or at least wear them more frequently than twice a year, and allow the city of Los Angeles to unify under a consistent identity, the LA Rams blue and yellow banner.