#NoKaepernickNoNFL - Boycott NFL Games If Colin Kaepernick Doesn't Play This Season
On August 26, 2016, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat down during the National Anthem before the 3rd preseason game of the upcoming 2016 NFL season. Right after the game, he told NFL Media why he sat during the anthem, prompting his now-famous statement: "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder." Never before, since the great Muhammad Ali's refusal to serve in Vietnam in 1967, has an athlete taken such a direct stance highlighting the injustices of people of color -- and just like Ali, the reaction to Kaepernick's stance has been met with passionate responses, often times divided by the color line. Since that statement, Kaepernick "upgraded" his protest to a knee, announced a plan to donate $1 million to the charities that focused on racial issues (which he followed through), had great support from some of his teammates, NFL colleagues, athletes from all sports levels (starting from junior high), and fans by taking a knee during anthems. Best of all, Kaepernick's protest made the conversation about "racial/police brutality" front-page for the large part of the NFL season, a feat never done before in its history. Because he needed to start, Kaepernick also restructured his contract during the 2016 season, taking away the final 4 years and reworking it into a 2-year deal (with a 1-year player option) -- allowing him to leave after the season if he chooses, which he did. Since then, no one has offered Colin Kaepernick, a Super Bowl QB just a few years ago, a NFL job despite cries from NFL Players and analysts, both black and white. He also has a better Total Quarterback Rating (QBR) than half the backup quarterbacks signed right now. This shows that the NFL Owners are not willing to bring Kaepernick into their team because -- according to many fans -- he is a "distraction". A man who protested because of injustices towards people of color is pretty much blackballed in a league that is 70% Black. If you are appalled by this, then show your power by boycotting the NFL until Kaepernick gets signed to a team. This means to not watch any games, no social media comments about your favorite team before/during/after the games, don't attend the stadiums, and don't buy any merchandise which represents the league or your favorite team. We understand the NFL is very important to you. We also understand the purpose of Colin Kaepernick's protest is FAR more important than any games you will ever watch. Simply put, if things stay the same for the way America -- where "all men are created equal" -- treats people of color, then your loved ones, friends, and children will eventually be affected as well. Finally, this situation really shines a light on how much the NFL really cares about its Black athletes. It's pretty much: Play for us, entertain us, make us money, and shut up. Since we reached our initial goal of 100,000 signatures, here's a pic of the 32 NFL Owners we already mailed. Our new goal is 1 MILLION signatures by the start of the NFL Regular Season. Afterwards, we will mail every NFL Sponsor (all 37 of them) a letter asking them to reconsider their relationship with the league. NFL Sponsors are listed below (the CEOs): Gatorade & Pepsi & Quaker - Indra K. Nooyi Anheuser-Busch - João Castro Neves USAA - Stuart Parker Bose - Bob Marseca Marriott - Arne M. Sorenson Xbox & Microsoft - Satya Nadella News America - Martin Garofalo SAP - Bill McDermott McDonalds - Steve Easterbrook New Era - Chris Koch Nike - Mark Parker Extreme Networks - Ed Meyercord Nationwide - Steve Rasmussen TD Ameritrade - Tim Hockey Zebra - Anders Gustafsson Dannon - Emmanuel Faber Hyundai - Jerry Flannery EA Sports - Andrew Wilson VISA - Alfred F. Kelly Jr Campbell’s Soup - Denise M. Morrison FedEx - Frederick W. Smith Frito-Lay - Vivek Sankaran Mars Snackfood - Grant F. Reid Dairy Management, Inc. - Thomas Gallagher SiriusXM - James E. Meyer Under Armour - Kevin Plank Bridgestone - Gordon Knapp Ticketmaster - Michael Rapino Procter & Gamble - David S. Taylor Verizon - Lowell C. McAdam Barclays - Jes Staley Papa John’s - John Schnatter Castrol - Mandhir Singh Ford - James Hackett #NoKaepernickNoNFL P.S.: If you already have a NFL package (Sunday ticket, etc.)...please cancel / unsubscribe. Also make this your new profile pic.
Get Troy Aikman and Joe Buck banned from announcing Green Bay Packer's games
This is a petition to get Joe Buck and Troy Aikman banned from announcing/commentating on the Green Bay Packers. On behalf of the Green Bay Packers fans across the world, we would like action taken to prohibit them from giving their constant negative input about our team. We are sick of the biased announcing always coming from them.
Petition to Cancel Lady Gaga from 2017 NFL Halftime Show
Make your voice heard! The NFL has become a leftist propaganda machine, and we are not buying it anymore! From Bob Costa's gun control propaganda, to supporting Beyonce's black supremacy agenda at the 2016 Superbowl, and Kaepernick's failing knees, the NFL has alienated millions of ordinary everyday Americans. Yet they still can't seem to get the message for why their ratings have tanked. They blame it on everyone and everything, except for where the blame clearly lies..with themselves! Tell them loud and clear...WE'RE NOT GOING TO TAKE IT ANYMORE! We will refuse to participate in celebrating with someone who expresses hate for those who disagree with her, or the hate she expresses for President-Elect Trump. If they do not change the propaganda halftime show with angry leftist agitator Lady Gaga, we will continue to boycott the NFL, including their 2017 Superbowl, and related sponsors.
Keep the Chargers Brand in San Diego and force Dean Spanos to change team name.
The San Diego Chargers has been a part of America's Finest City for 56 years. After the Spanos Family has burned bridge after bridge - between his business and the city, the fans, his coaches, his players, or his staff, he finally has decided to leave town and move to LA. Good riddance. It is agreed by San Diegans and Charger fans that Spanos is no longer welcome in San Diego, however, the San Diego Chargers have a very rich history of records and intellectual property that belong to the city. The Chargers brand belongs in San Diego, just like the Browns belong in Cleveland. Dean Spanos should be free to move his team and his business to LA, but he should NOT be allowed to take our history and all the goes along with being a Charger and Fan with him. The Chargers name should stay and belong to San Diego should we ever form another team and Dean Spanos should be forced to find a new team name in LA. For Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleveland_Browns_relocation_controversy
Repeal Ezekiel Elliott's 6-game Suspension (He's Innocent)
After the judicial system (nearly a year ago) ruled Ezekiel Elliott not guilty of domestic violence against ex-girlfriend Tiffany Thompson, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (in attempts to spur controversy after receiving pressure from other NFL owners to suspend Elliott) suspended Dallas Cowboys All-Pro RB Ezekiel Elliott 6 games nearly 13 months after a false domestic violence report was made on Elliott on July 22, 2016. Thompson has made threats to Elliott to ruin his career, and Elliott's defense team has provided substantial evidence of texts made to Elliott from Thompson wishing to falsely accuse him of domestic violence against her. While many fans (particularly of the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins) will laugh at this petition, I firmly believe that this was an effort made by Goodell that was extremely incorrect and unjust. Something needs to be done about it. Commissioner Goodell, I wish that you consider other suspensions you have issued (such as a 1-game suspension to Josh Brown) and realize that you were extremely pressured into making a significant mistake in suspending an innocent player.
Stop Blackballing Kaepernick!
Colin Kaepernick is being blackballed for exercising his First Amendment Rights and PEACEFULLY protesting police brutality. Fox News claims his current unemployment is completely due to ''football reasons''. However, according to ESPN.com his stats were better than Cam Newton, Eli Manning and Ryan Tannehill's. Another lame excuse they're using is Kaepernick's vegan diet. An executive unapologetically told Mike Freeman(Bleacher Report) that Kaepernick's protest were an embarrassment to football. This is the ONLY reason he has yet to be signed. Let's highlight some of Kaepernick's ''embarassing'' moments during this off-season: -Donated $25,000 to Black Youth Project, Urban Underground, Mothers Against Police Brutality, Causa Justa, Silicon Valley De-Bug, Gathering For Justice, Communities United for Police Reform, I Will Not Die Young Campaign, Black Veterans for Social Justice and 350.org, the Center for Reproductive Rights in New York, Coalition for Human Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles. He has also donated $50,000 to Meals On Wheels, which Trump made budget cuts to and the same amount to Love Army for Somalia campaign. He put his money where his mouth was as so many people urged him to. -Aside from financial assistance, he started the Know Your Rights Camp, donated 50 custom suits to the 100 Suits for 100 Men organization. He and his girlfriend Nessa Diab personally handed out suits to ex-prisoners outside of a New York probation office. He also donated his personal shoe collection to Bay Area homeless shelters and orphanages. HOW EMBARRASSING RIGHT? NFL, ROGER GOODELL THIS PETITION WILL SERVE AS A WARNING TO HOW MANY LOYAL NFL FANS YOU WILL LOSE IF COLIN KAEPERNICK IS NOT SIGNED FOR THE 2017 SEASON. EACH NAME ON THIS PETITION VOWS TO BOYCOTT THE NFL UNTIL HE GETS HIS JOB BACK. WE WILL NOT TOLERATE A PLAYER BEING OSTRACIZED FOR SIMPLY BRINGING LIGHT TO THE MURDERS OF INNOCENT AMERICANS BY THE POLICE.
Where He Took a Knee on Our Behalves We Stand! Remove Kaepernick from NFL Black list NOW
Greetings Dear Friends, We have started this petition to stand beside a man, who has done nothing but display his humanity and compassion for his fellow man. Despite the possibility of losing everything that he has worked hard for, Collin Kaepernick showed great courage by standing for justice; he took a knee to highlight the plight of African Americans, who are routinely targeted by police disproportionately, and suffer under the constant threat of police brutality. Despite his own success, he decided that money would not stand above principle and he took a bold decision to exercise his right to protest in a peaceful and poignant manner. For this reason, We must create this petition to let the NFL know that Kaepernick's views on social justice should not disqualify him from doing his job; a peaceful demonstration for fair and balanced treatment in the justice system for African Americans, given the history of racial intolerance in America, is not a cause to black list someone. It is not only the most American thing that anyone can do, but it is also the most beautiful thing to lay your life down for people that possibly wouldn't understand or appreciate the depth of your sacrifice. Today we ask the NFL to do the right thing and remove Collin Kaepernick from your black list and allow him to finish off his career with the dignity he deserves as a tax paying American. He has worked hard to see his dreams come true and the outrage taken against this young man's decision to stand for what is just and good is preposterous. Not only do better policing practices helps African Americans, but also the greater society on a whole. White America also benefits from ameliorating policing practices, so what is the big uproar and blacklisting about really? We have put the League on notice today! We will not stand for this! Give Kaepernick the respect he deserves to exercise his constitutional rights without penalty.... it is his right and the world will be a better place for it.
NFL - Play a regular season game in Australia
With the most ever Australian's in the NFL currently. It's time we were seen as a possible host of either a regular season game or Pro Bowl. College football is heading our way so why not the NFL? The NFL have come out publicly and said that they are not looking at Australia for games. This petition needs you to change their way of thinking.
Petition for the Georgia Dome to host a Falcons Super Bowl party
*** SEE UPDATE BELOW, "ROADBLOCK FROM THE NFL" *** It would appear that Kasim Reed and the City of Atlanta are still trying to make this work. It's even more important now than before to get behind this and show the NFL that we want a party at the Dome. Our Atlanta Falcons are headed to the Super Bowl! As we bid farewell to the Georgia Dome this past Sunday, the final game saw the hometown team beat the Packers in dominating fashion to win the conference. It doesn't have to be the last football "event" at the stadium, though. The Atlanta Falcons should put on a party at the Georgia Dome for fans to come watch and enjoy the atmosphere of the big game. They can put the game on the big screens and open the stadium up one final time to its fans who can't make the trip out to Houston. Our city deserves to host the greatest party as we hopefully bring Atlanta's second ever championship home. It would be a night to remember and a fitting way to truly send the Dome out in style. Besides, who wouldn't want to lay back on the 50 yard line and watch it with fellow fans? It's not as if the turf will host another football game! Imagine the confetti falling from the Georgia Dome ceiling if the Falcons can cap off an unbelievable year! Let's make it happen! Georgia Dome, Georgia World Congress Center Authority, Atlanta Falcons, Arthur Blank...whomever can pull the strings, let's rock the Dome one final time! Your city, Atlanta #InBrotherhood
Keep the Chargers Name in San Diego
"The Spanos family has made the decision to pack up and leave to Los Angeles. The fact that the city of Los Angeles is considered by most San Diegans to be its greatest rival just adds salt to this wound. Under the current NFL rules the Chargers must keep the name and the team colors for one year. This petition is for the more than two Generations of Chargers fans who have grown up loving their team from the days of Sid Gillman’s Championship teams in the AFL (1960’s), Don Coryell’s high scoring teams with Dan Fouts. In the 1980’s, Bobby Ross Super Bowl team in the 1994 and to this day the Chargers are San Diego. The newer generation will remember Charger greats like Junior Seau, LaDainian Tomlinson, Antonio Gates and Phillip Rivers battling on the field in Qualcomm for San Diego. Let Dean Spanos move their team up to LA but revert the CHARGERS NAME BACK TO SAN DIEGO!!!"