NFL Players, Fans To Team Up For ‘LET US PLAY’ Day

January 14th, 2011

Dear NFL Fans:

First off, the players of the National Football League and I want to thank you for doing your part as a fan and signing the Petition to help us Block the NFL Lockout.  As you know, the NFL and team owners have planned to impose a lockout of players and fans following the expiration of the CBA on March 3, 2011.

I want to make you aware of a very important online movement happening Tuesday, January 18th that we want you to be a part of. NFL players across the league and fans are participating in a #LETUSPLAY Day, and we want YOU to join us. It will be an opportunity for you to team up with players as we stand together to help prevent the NFL Lockout. Here’s how you can help:

  • Tell EVERYONE you can about and how they can sign the Petition to Block the Lockout.
  • Donate your Facebook status by posting: “Today is LET US PLAY Day. Help NFL Players and Fans Block the Lockout. Visit and sign the Petition.”
  • Tweet the following: “Today is #LETUSPLAY Day. Help #NFL Players & Fans #BlocktheLockout. Visit and sign the Petition.”
  • You can participate in a #LETUSPLAY Chat with me and other players on Facebook and Twitter that day. We will also be taking fan questions from Twitter and Facebook and responding to them on Ustream and our YouTube page.

In addition, please be sure to follow our social media profiles and stay in touch with NFL players.

Twitter : @NFLLockout, @NFLPA, @DeSmithNFLPA, @GeorgeAtallah

Facebook: &

NFL Players Association: &

Thanks so much for your support and here’s to blocking the NFL Lockout and having NFL games to watch in 2011.


Kevin Mawae

NFLPA President

5 Responses to “NFL Players, Fans To Team Up For ‘LET US PLAY’ Day”

  1. Jessica Vogel Says:

    I live every year for football season! Its the best part of fall/winter!! Do not take this away from the players or us fans!!! I work for a measley 32k a year…just because u only make a million doesn’t mean you should “strike”. And further more, quit fining people for merely doing their job!! An intentional punch was fined less than a defensive hit! Its BS and you guys need to view the videos of the 70′s and 80′s when football was hard hitting and aggressive! If it was supposed to be the way u are making it, they’d be wearing tu tu’s and ballet slippers!

  2. John Rose Says:

    To whom this may concern:

    As a fan, from opening day kickoff until the final gun sounds declaring a super bowl winner, the National Football League has stood out as the greatest sporting enterprise known in the world. Not only do we have passionate fans rooting for their favorite team every sunday during the season but think of the brave men and women serving our country and in harms way every single day. The NFL games are probably their only source of “escape” every weekend. Halting the 2011 season because of salary cap disagreements and other issues would not only damage the reputation of the league but put a permanent mental scar upon the very fabric of our society. We just can’t have this!!! As one of many millions of fans who have enjoyed watching NFL games for so many years and recalling the two strike shortened seasons during the 1980′s, I emplore the leadership to do “what is necessary” to continue the game in 2011. Please also keep in mind those that do not have the financial means to make such decisions but heavily depend on owners, the players union and the NFL to keep the game going so that all americans and fans from all corners of the earth can continue to watch the games without fear of cancellation of upcoming seasons. As a loyal fan of the game since 1969, following the Washington Redskins, any work stoppage would also damage and curse the hard work of the founding fathers of the league such as George Halas, Curly Lambeau, Wellington Mara, George Preston Marshall and Pete Rozelle just to name a few. For their sake and for the hundreds of great players and coaches in particular are no longer with us such as the late greats like Walter Payton, Sammy Baugh, Vince Lombardi, George Allen, Tom Landry, Bill Walsh and Reggie White just to name a few we must keep the game going in their honor. PLEASE, PLEASE don’t let the NFL stop in 2011 for the sake of them and for the millions of fans who heavily depend on the game for entertainment and morale support. I would invite any e-mails to my address and will happily respond. Many, many thanks for reading, John

  3. Nick Says:

    Um, I should side with millionaires who are trying to get more money from billionaires? The players are just as responsible as the owners for the impasse reaching this point and you need to realize that. I love football and it is a big part of my life, but I cannot and will not feel a bit of sympathy for a group of people who make more money in a year then most fans will in a lifetime (and we help to fund your career not the other way around). You are correct that you should just play, but you should just play for the fan who is making peanuts but still finds a way to make it to every home game while wearing wearing NFL apparel. The owners and players need to wake up and realize what they are about to do to the dedicated NFL fans.

  4. Isaac Wright Says:

    If a lockout happens football will never be the same. Don’t let that happen! Go Seahawks!
    Isaac Wright

  5. Jordan Hostick Says:

    I would also like to thank all the players for a great and very exciting NFL Season. It sucks it has to come down to this but the NFL are being jerks and they just want there to be no NFL season next year, whether thereis or isn’t a season next year, i wish the best to all the players and ill miss watching football next year!!!!!!

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