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.
The release of Vontaze Burfict from the NFL
Football is a sport of competitiveness, and passion. All of this is taken away by those few guys in the league we as fans refer to as "Dirty Players". I am a 19 year old from Pittsburgh, Pa, and yes you guessed it I am a Steelers fan. After 3 matches against the Cincinnati Bengals, their true colors were shown. Vontaze Burfict single handedly injured 3 NFL superstars. November 1, 2015 Leveon Bell, torn MCL. December 13, 2015 intentional low blow shot to Ben Roethlisberger. January 10, 2016 intentional shoulder to helmet hit on Antonio Brown. On top of the blatant injuries, Burfict has easily accumulated over 10 personal fouls against the Steelers alone. These selfish acts allow me to come to a conclusion that Vonataze Burfict is a Headhunter. His known hate for Pittsburgh is well televised, and adds into the equation. Player safety is more important than any personal hate someone has towards a city or team. A suspension is only temporary satisfaction and a light sentence for such an enormous problem.As a Steelers fan and NFL fan, I am calling for the release of Vontaze Burfict and hope that many others can stand up towards this matter.
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
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.
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 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!!!"
Give our boys another chance at playoffs bad refs & calls robbed us! We are Cowboy Nation!
NLF admitted that the 15 yard penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct during a huddle against Brice Butler was a mistake! Well as a COWBOY fan I will not let it stand we are COWBOY NATION let us fight for our boys to have another chance let our voices be heard!! It's time we fight back & stand up for what's right. #DC4L
Force the NFL to retire the CHARGERS franchise
We, the City of San Diego, demand that you retire the Charger team from the NFL. We are not disputing Spanos's right to move his franchise but the team Chargers belong to the city of San Diego. We propose the following: You retire the Charger team like you did for the city of Cleveland in 1995. Dean Spanos & Co create a new team - with new logo and colors - with no claim to the logo, colors, or history of the San Diego Chargers. Just like the highly successful Baltimore Ravens, this will help the franchise get support from a new city that doesn't want another city's team. This will also help the city of San Diego retain hope, that one day, like the city of Cleveland, we will see our home team play again in our city. We are the second largest city in California. We have supported you for 56 years. You have already broken our hearts. Don't add spit in our face. Don't alienate the 8th largest metropolitan area in the United States.
END NFL / MADDEN EXCLUSIVITY AGREEMENT
Since 2005, EA Sports and Madden NFL football have owned the exclusive rights to the NFL, allowing them to obtain a monopoly over the NFL video gaming world. Since then, the NFL and the NFLPA have been paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to keep the agreement in place regardless of the quality of game, which has been disastrous. Madden football, although a longstanding flagship title and "cash cow" for EA, has fallen extremely far behind the technology and capabilties of our current and next gen systems. Their lack of progress and disregard to the consumer is a clear sign that they simply do not care about the fans and only about a paycheck. Although their initial reasoning to obtain an exclusive deal may have been based on the idea of having the best product possible with one developer, games more than a decade old are still levels ahead of the EA Tiburon developers. With mediocre updates and recycled features, Madden NFL football have made it clear, as long as they keep selling, there's no reason to change. We the consumer and fans of the NFL deserve to have an option that allows as many companies to compete to make the best game possible. Ten years of exclusivity have yielded NO advancements nor ground breaking developments. Madden NFL Football has exploited mass consumers under a false promise. Given today's leaps in technology and gaming, there are dozens of companies that can deliver new fresh ideas on the NFL's brand rather than a sole owner that continues to redistribute the same old model. Competition among rival companies will ONLY create a better representation and experience for all that care about the NFL. IF you agree, please sign the petition and help bring this matter forward to the NFL, NFLPA, EA, Roger Goodell and everyone else with a voice in the NFL. I love this sport but it's a shame to see it bogged down by a financial contract that so blatantly disregards it's fans options and experience. Capitalism is the American way and the NFL is America's sport. Time to act like it. Stop the greed, give us options! Here is a recap of what happened by Mike Florio of NBC Sports. Get some knowledge. End the Madden NFL exclusivity agreement today!
Sing the "Entire" National Anthem as written by Francis Scott Key
This is a petition for Roger Goodell to institute a mandate that before NFL games we sing the entire National Anthem as written by it's Author Mr. Francis Scott Key. Here are the entire lyrics according to the Smithsonian Institute: Complete version of "The Star-Spangled Banner" showing spelling and punctuationfrom Francis Scott Key's manuscript in the Maryland Historical Society collection. O say can you see, by the dawn's early light,What so proudly we hail'd at the twilight's last gleaming,Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fightO'er the ramparts we watch'd were so gallantly streaming?And the rocket's red glare, the bomb bursting in air,Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there,O say does that star-spangled banner yet waveO'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?On the shore dimly seen through the mists of the deepWhere the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes,What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep,As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam,In full glory reflected now shines in the stream,'Tis the star-spangled banner - O long may it waveO'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!And where is that band who so vauntingly swore,That the havoc of war and the battle's confusionA home and a Country should leave us no more?Their blood has wash'd out their foul footstep's pollution.No refuge could save the hireling and slaveFrom the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave,And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth waveO'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.O thus be it ever when freemen shall standBetween their lov'd home and the war's desolation!Blest with vict'ry and peace may the heav'n rescued landPraise the power that hath made and preserv'd us a nation!Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,And this be our motto - "In God is our trust,"And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall waveO'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.