Found November 27, 2012 on
Fox Sports Southwest:
Apparently a Georgia man has become so tired of Jerry Jones running the Dallas Cowboys that he has created a petition on the White House's website to have Jones removed as owner and general manager of the NFL franchise.
The petition reads: "We, the Citizens of the Great State of Texas, and Dallas Cowboys fans worldwide, have been oppressed by an over controlling, delusional, oppressive dictator for way too long. Request the Executive Branch's immediate assistance in removal of owner and GM, Jerry Jones. His incompetence and ego have not only been an extreme disappointment for way too long, but moreover, it has caused extreme mental and emotional duress."
Jones has stated several times over the years that he has no plans to surrender his title as general manager. After all, that's what Cowboys fans really are complaining about. Although the Cowboys have won three Super Bowls since Jones purchased the team in 1989, they have been stuck in mediocrity ever since.
However, the petition also mentions removing Jones as owner. It's difficult to argue with what he has done in that capacity. The team is arguably the most popular sports franchise in the world and it plays its home games in a 1.2 billion stadium.
As of 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, the petition, which was created on Nov. 23, had over 2,000 of the 25,000 signatures needed. The website states: "If a petition gets enough support, White House staff will review it, ensure it's sent to the appropriate policy experts, and issue an official response."
While the majority of signatures come from Texas residents, there are a large number from residents all across the country.
Follow Jon Machota on Twitter: @jonmachota
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Dogs are great. And the dog in this video is nothing short of outstanding. His name is Dexter. He was named after former Redskins defensive end Dexter Manley. He’s a Redskins fan. And like any ‘Skins fan (or Eagles fan or Giants fan or Bills fan or any fan of any other NFL team for that matter), he can’t stand the Dallas Cowboys. From the outset, it’s obvious that...
Cowboys linebacker Bruce Carter is out of for the season with a dislocated left elbow, making him the fourth Dallas defensive starter to go on injured reserve.
Carter injured the elbow in Thursday's 38-31 loss to Washington. The Cowboys have lost both inside linebackers with defensive leader Sean Lee suffering a season-ending toe injury last month.
The other defensive starters...
Unlike his owner Jerry Jones, Dallas Cowboys vice-president Stephen Jones is confident that running back DeMarco Murray (foot) can be ready for Week 13 against Philadelphia, according to a report in the Fort-Worth Star-Telegram.Fantasy Spin:Murray hasn't played since Oct. 14 because of an injured foot and remains week-to-week. Felix Jones, who has been limited with a knee ailment...
Jason WhitneyA Dallas Fan has petitioned the White House to have Jerry Jones removed from power
Sick and tired of your team losing? Are you fed up with the ineptness that has plagued your favorite sports franchise? Well a Georgia man feels your pain, that is if we’re talking about the Dallas Cowboys. In a move that would be more than trendsetting, the Cowboy fan has sent a petition...
RUFF RUFF REDSKINS
If you were to tell me that someone from the University of Michigan made a strip of bacon and put it in front of my face, it would not stop me from eating it. Bacon is bacon, I don’t care who made it. In fact, I had an awesome homemade turkey club. Anyway, all of [...]
Forget message boards and sports talk radio, White House petitions are the new creative outlet for fans looking to express their displeasure.
Taking a cue from Ohio State fans, a disgruntled Dallas Cowboys fan submitted a petition to the White House on Monday that asks President Obama to remove Jerry Jones as the team’s owner and GM.
“We, the Citizens of the Great State of Texas...
Cowboys receiver Miles Austin is on the practice field Wednesday, but doing rehab work on the side, according to Todd Archer.Fantasy Spin:Austin had stayed relatively healthy this season, but didn't finish the Thanksgiving Day game in Dallas. If Austin can't suit up for Sunday against Philadelphia, Kevin Ogletree could be a viable wideout option.
The Dallas Cowboys placed linebacker Bruce Carter on injured reserve, ESPN Dallas reported Monday. Carter dislocated his left elbow during Thursday's game against the Washington Redskins. He will have surgery this week and miss the rest of the season. Dallas signed Brady Poppinga, who worked out for the team in late October. At the time, the Cowboys ended up signing Ernie...
Dexter the dog likes treats. But not if they're Dallas Cowboys treats...
**Follow us on Twitter. Subscribe, or Return to BobsBlitz.com.Follow us on Twitter. Subscribe or Return to Bob's Blitz.
Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com
Cowboys receiver Miles Austin is expected to play Sunday night against the Eagles. SOURCE: Ed Werder, ESPNFantasy Spin:Austin had remained relatively healthy this season left Thursday's game against Washington early with injuries. He's expected to recover in time for Sunday's game, a source told Werder.
When something happens once, it can be seen as creative or entertaining. When it happens again, it is far less humorous. That is the case when a Dallas Cowboys fan from the state of Georgia started a petition to President Obama to force change of their favorite team. It has also happened with the Auburn Tigers when some fans asked Obama to fire Gene Chizik.
They got their wish, although...