Petition To Get Weird Al Yankovic Play Super Bowl Halftime Show Gets 80,000 Signatures

Online petitions have become the new way for masses on the Internet to try and garner results for their respective cause. A petition circulating the web is asking the National Football League to make popular parody artist “Weird Al” Yankovic the headliner for Super Bowl XLIX in Arizona.

The Change.org petition has already gained over 82,000 signatures at the time of this report with Facebook and Twitter posts circulating the link in an effort to get even more.

In one day, the petition received over 20,000 digital signatures from people across the country.

Petition creator Ed Ball said in the petition that having Yankovic headline the show “would not only be overly accepted by the millions of views, but it would remain true to the standards and quality of the show business we have come to love and respect out of this prestigious event.”

“The songs of artists that he is parodying could join him on stage to accompany, as well as other surprise appearances from well-known actors/actresses, adding more prestige and star power,” said Ball. “The theatrics alone would be hilarious and a welcoming change, and draw a wider audience of fans that typically would not tune into the championship game or half-time show.”

Yankovic has recently released an album titled Mandatory Fun, which currently sits #1 on the Billboard album chart.

No word on if the NFL will respond to the increasingly popular petition.

RELATED: See The “Weird Al” Yankovic / Super Bowl Petition

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