Petition to National Football League, PepsiCo, CBS
Ask Metallica to be the musical act for the halftime of Super Bowl 54
For nearly 38 years Metallica has broken down walls and led from the front in the heavy metal/hard rock genre. They are the undisputed kings of heavy metal and responsible for bringing the art form into the homes of millions around the world. Nobody sought them out, they forced their way in and continue to be an unstoppable monster of sound and energy to this day. Their songs are anthems in NFL and major sports stadiums across the country. They've won Grammy's, they've headlined every festival around the globe from Glastonbury to Lollapalooza. They've sold over 115 million records worldwide and have a consecutive streak of #1 chart debuting albums that spans their last six full length releases. They were first ballot Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees. Quite frankly, there's nothing they haven't done or accomplished which is why it is with zero trepidation that I make the bold statement that it is absolutely stupefying that these American pioneers of rock have not been involved with a Super Bowl halftime to date and it is time for that to change. "The Night Before" for Super Bowl 50 was great, but now it's time to headline halftime and it needs to happen at Super Bowl 54! It's time. It's time for the sugar-pop and candy artists to step aside in favor of real American metal. It's time to put a band (you know, one that actually plays instruments and does it well) on the field and let them plug in and do their thing. We don't need pop-tarts on mechanical tigers giving us flash and no substance, we need amps and drums cranked up and played with power and emotion. We don't need wannabe "rockers" ripping of their shirts. It's time. Give America what it wants and needs. Metallica will not let you down. I guarantee it.
Petition to NFL
Female Football Players Demand Respect from the NFL and a Professional League of their own
For nearly 100 years, the National Football League (NFL) has supported men’s professional football, evolving into a multi-billion-dollar enterprise. Men’s pro football is one of the most lucrative sports in the world, with every NFL franchise currently valued at over $1.5 billion. So why have women been shut out of getting on the field? Why is there a WNBA, and not a WNFL? In the U.S. over 3000 women compete with each other every year on about 100 football teams across the country. The teams play full-contact tackle football with the same rules as men. None of the women’s teams are supported by the NFL. Current female football players are often following their childhood dream of playing football. They are driven by a passion for the game and don’t receive any salary. They even have to pay for their own travel in many cases in addition to contributing to other team expenses. These women athletes now deserve support from their male counterparts in the NFL in a manner similar to the NBA’s support of the WNBA. If you are not familiar with women’s football, watch a trailer for Victorious https://vimeo.com/148916313 an award-winning documentary directed by Robert Mac about the D.C. Divas and their recent back to back National Championship victories. By signing this petition, you are supporting an important change in elevating women's tackle football to become a professional sport. The four demands below are being made to ensure that women are afforded a more equal opportunity to pursue their love of football in their own league. In 2020, an eight-team WNFL would be launched – a Women’s National Football League – in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the NFL. The NFL Players Association & the NFL would agree to begin supporting the WNFL with an annual grant of $20 million out the many billions of dollars of revenue it generates each year. All NFL teams would adopt a women’s football team in their area, and each would support the growth of their sister team; Taxpayer-funded facilities that are now being used exclusively for men’s football should be open to women’s football players as well. USA Football, which annually receives millions of dollars from the NFL, currently charges female players a hefty fee to represent their country at the national level. We demand that female football players be treated equitably and receive payment in line with their male counterparts when representing their country. Help support the hundreds of female football players fulfill their passion by having them fairly treated by the NFL. Sign this petition now. #WhenWNFL
Petition to Zygi Wilf, Shahid Khan, Clark Hunt, Tom Benson, Robert Wood Johnson IV, Carol and Mark Davis, Jeffrey Lurie, Alex Spanos, Stan Kroenke, Malcolm Glazer, Estate of Bud Adams, Jim Irsay, Robert McNair, Stephen Ross, Jed York, Pat Bowlen, Paul Allen, Bill Bidwell, Arthur Blank, Ralph Wilson, Jerry Richardson, Mike Brown, Jerry Jones, Dan Snyder
NFL Teams: Pay Your Cheerleaders A Living Wage
NFL Cheerleaders are one of the most recognizable mainstays of the sport, rooting on their teams in extreme weather and performing routines for millions of fans. But while NFL Cheerleaders bring in as much as $1 million dollars each season for their teams in merchandising and promotions, many get paid as little as $150 per game. In fact, while NFL Cheerleaders do have some opportunities for outside appearances, many of these skilled athletes make less than $1000 per year. Comparatively, an NFL Mascot can make as much as $65,000 per season; and while some NFL teams have recently moved in the direction of paying Cheerleaders minimum wage ($9 per hour), the NFL pays Concession Stand Workers $12-$18 per hour. NFL Cheerleaders spend countless hours at practice each week, perfecting their routines, but most aren’t paid for any of it. Being an NFL cheerleader isn’t a hobby; for many, it’s their dream come true. The selection process for the few slots on each squad is highly competitive and each member is required to have highly specialized dance and athletic skills. It’s time for NFL teams to step up and start paying cheerleaders a “living wage”. Please join me, Paula Abdul, and numerous other great supporters, in asking the 26 NFL teams that have cheerleading squads to commit to paying their Cheerleaders a living wage for the work they do contribute to their respective franchises and the National Football League as a whole.
Petition to FOX Broadcasting Company
Boycott Fox Sports for hiring convicted dog fighter!
Dog fighting is one of the most heinous forms of animal cruelty. Fighting dogs are typically raised in isolation, so they spend most of their lives on short, heavy chains. They are regularly conditioned for fighting through the use of drugs, including anabolic steroids to enhance muscle mass and encourage aggressiveness. Fighting dogs may have their ears cropped and tails docked close to their bodies to minimize the animal’s normal body language cues and to limit areas that another dog can grab during a fight. Fighters usually perform this cropping/docking themselves using crude and inhumane techniques. Michael Vick confessed to dog fighting and should not be on network television! Animal abuse should not be rewarded!
Petition to Roger Goodell, National Football League, Troy Vincent
Demand the NFL Intervene to End Dysfunction in DC
To Roger Goodell, Troy Vincent, and the NFL You might find this interesting. Just before we rang in 2019, Scott Van Pelt of ESPN shared some of this own thoughts about the situation with the Redskins. I'm glad I had my smartphone nearby so I could capture it. I think it's worth having a look on the below link. ESPN's Scott Van Pelt's Redskins Comments Operation SOS: SAVE OUR SKINS I'm hoping this will refresh your memory and bring you up to date on just how dire the situation has become in DC. Dan Snyder's and Bruce Allen's ongoing dysfunctional conduct and decision-making with this once respected organization has destroyed not only this team, but also the spirits of so many loyal and passionate fans who have now moved on after too many years of disappointments, defeats, and deceptions. After 20 years of ownership, Snyder has clearly demonstrated his thorough and absolute incompetence as an NFL owner. We wish to send a very strong message to you that we are tired of the "circus" in the front office of the Washington Redskins which seems to have no end. As I recall, there is a term known as "Conduct Detrimental to the Team." That should apply to the owner just as much as it should to the players, coaches, and other staff. Daniel Snyder has demonstrated many times and over many years just such conduct, yet nothing has been done. I think it's time you begin addressing this problem and see it for what it is. We have three simple words for Daniel Snyder: "SELL THIS TEAM!!!!"
Petition to Roger Goodell, All 37 NFL Sponsors
#NoKaepernickNoNFL - Boycott NFL Games If Colin Kaepernick Doesn't Play This Season
Note: This petition is STILL ongoing... 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. Here's a video of someone explaining the true meaning of the National Anthem: Click here --------------------- 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 - Kyung Soo Lee EA Sports - Andrew Wilson VISA - Alfred F. Kelly Jr Campbell’s Soup - Denise M. Morrison FedEx - Frederick W. Smith Frito-Lay - Thomas R. Greco 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.
Petition to Maroon 5, adam levine
Maroon 5: Drop Out of the Super Bowl Halftime Show
Click here to tell the artists to #TakeAKnee during their halftime set in solidarity with Kaepernick. Rihanna has reportedly turned down the opportunity to perform in front of over 100 million people at the 2019 Super Bowl halftime show. Why? She supports Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who has been exiled from the NFL because of his decision to kneel during the national anthem. Kaepernick risked his career to take a knee for equality, and the NFL punished him for it. Until the league changes their policy and support players’ constitutional right to protest, no artists should agree to work with the NFL. Join me in asking Maroon 5 to drop out of the 2019 Super Bowl halftime show. Rihanna is not the first major artist to turn down the Super Bowl halftime show. Jay-Z turned down a request to perform at the 2017 Super Bowl, and even addressed it in his 2018 song “Apesh*t.” The lyrics say, “I said no to the Super Bowl: you need me, I don't need you. Every night we in the endzone, tell the NFL we in stadiums too," while the music video shows a line of men on one knee. Comedian Amy Schumer has also weighed in, praising Rihanna and encouraging Maroon 5 to follow her lead and step down. Schumer also said that she will refuse to do any commercials that would air during the big game. “Hitting the NFL with the advertisers is the only way to really hurt them," she said. Maroon 5 has made music over the years featuring artists from all genres, including Rihanna, Cardi B and Kendrick Lamar — all of whom have publicly supported Kaepernick in his decision to protest the violent racism sweeping the United States. Maroon 5 must do the same. The band has a chance to stand on the right side of history. If they don’t, they will be remembered for choosing to side with the NFL over its players. The band’s lead singer, Adam Levine, has not shied away from politics in the past. He has been a strong supporter of same sex marriage and LGBT rights. The band even changed the location of a show because the venue supported anti-gay marriage laws. If the band can take a stand for LGBT rights, they should do the same for these players. Colin Kaepernick has sacrificed his NFL career to call out violent racism in America, and players across the country have followed his lead. Rihanna, Jay-Z, Amy Schumer and others have refused to work with the NFL. Maroon 5: Americans look to artists and celebrities as leaders, and you have huge opportunity to use your influence to take a stand. Sign to tell Maroon 5 to drop out of the Super Bowl halftime show in solidarity with Kaepernick and players who #TakeAKnee.
Petition to NFL
John Fogerty for the Super Bowl LIV Half-time show!
Let's get this petition going and let's finally get a legendary Super Bowl performance from the legend and Creedence Clearwater Revival front man, John Fogerty. I believe this is something alot of people could and should get behind as almost everyone knows or loves some of CCRs work! **Little Random piece of information: Creedence Clearwater Revival has never had a #1 billboard hit, which blows my mind. I think, in a way, having him perform at the halftime shows that he and CCR have been a #1 hit to alot of people for quite some time.