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Petitioning National Football League, NBC

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.   

Damien Loatman
154,876 supporters
Petitioning NFL Players Association

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. 

Scott W and Campaigns Lab
33,913 supporters
Petitioning National Football League

NFL coach’s ability to Challenge NFL official missed and called penalties

There is too much inconsistency in the interpretations of the rules of the NFL and players safety. NFL referees have too much power over the outcomes of games and coach’s should have the opportunity to challenge official calls or missed calls. This is the only way to ensure all calls are valid and fair calls are made throughout the course of the game. 

Rebecca Title
5,299 supporters
Petitioning National Football League

Have the Westpoint & Annapolis Glee Clubs Sing the National Anthem at the 2019 Superbowl!

ProblemHighlight the incredible talent and singing of our national anthem performed by the glee clubs for all the United States Service Academies (Army, Navy and Air Force) at the Superbowl in Feb 2019. It will highlight the talent of the future military officers and allow for an incredible rendition just like the one performed by West Point and Annapolis at this years Army/Navy Game!SolutionSimple Solution instead of having an individual sing the National Anthem have the best representation of America sing the National Anthem by having the future military officers perform another incredible and beautiful rendition as they did before this years Army Navy game. The goal is to get to a minimum of 10,000 signatures before presenting to the NFL for consideration. The NFL is the approving authority for the musical act who performs the national anthem at the Super Bowl so regardless of circumstances we will need their approval to start the process of connecting the organizations. Personal storyThis is about those who choose service over self and no better way to demonstrate this by having these special folks sing the national anthem before the biggest game in America!

Scott Davidson
3,455 supporters
Petitioning National Football League, Roger Goodell

Boycott NFL

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.

Christopher D'Auria
3,319 supporters
Petitioning Electronic Arts, NFL, Nintendo, National Football League, EA Games

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.

Mason Carr
2,391 supporters
Petitioning NFL, National Football League, Walter Payton Foundation, Jarrett Payton, Brian Urlacher, Kyle Long, Jeremy Langford, Matt Barkley, Alshon Jeffrey, Alshon Jefferey, Jordan Howard, Kyle Fuller, Zach ...

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)

Daughters of CC Warriors
1,931 supporters
Petitioning NFL, National Football League, ESPN, Dallas Cowboys

Removal of Dak Prescott & Jason Garrett from the Dallas Cowboys.

Over the course of 3 games in the 2018 season, Dak Prescott is averaging 166 yards,  .66 touchdowns a game and a qb rating of 38.5. Those statistics are below average for any quarterback at the professional level. Jason Garrett has run out of reasons to be the Dallas Cowboys head coach with a shoddy overall record of 67–54 (.554) and 1-2 in the post season. He is a walking, talking, participant trophy. I’ve seen pee wee coaches with more fire and fight than him. These two are ruining the Cowboys franchise one game at a time. I’m asking fans to sign this petition in order to save the Dallas Cowboys name and embarrassment in the 2018 season. We have seen enough mediocre football. It’s time to admit we were wrong for giving the keys to the Cadillac to a student driver. 

Martin Flores
1,681 supporters
Petitioning National Football League, Roger Goodell

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!!!

Noah Bentivegna
1,542 supporters
Petitioning Roger Goodell, National Football League

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.  

Chris Ritchie
1,317 supporters