The first thing you'll notice about this petition is that it contains a great deal of exclamation points. Why are there so many exclamation points? Who knows. Maybe it's a rhetorical strategy that we aren't familiar with, or perhaps the cheerleader who presumably wrote the petition embodies her peppy persona so completely that she can no longer use other forms of punctuation.
The purpose of the petition is to get Baltimore Ravens cheerleader Courtney L to the Super Bowl. Courtney has been a Ravens cheerleader for five years, but was left off the Super Bowl roster even though all cheerleaders with at least three years of service were supposed to be invited to New Orleans. The author of the petition seems to think that Courtney is being unfairly punished.
Courtney announced she was retiring during the last home game at the end of the season which didn't go well with the director! She was told she didn't put in as many appearance hours this season as she did the past 4 yrs while in college! This season she earned her B.S. degree and got a full time job... Bad call. They also stated she struggled with weight on occasion & she had been benched for 2 lb weight gain during a game earlier in the fall, which is a absurd, unhealthy and a complete inaccurate measurement of a woman's "appearance" and size!
Those are all very good points! If Courtney is in fact being kept away from the Super Bowl for those bullshit reasons, then we are squarely on her side! Sign the petition, people! Get Courtney to the Super Bowl!