With the Ohio State Buckeyes being undefeated, their fans want them to have a shot at the BCS National Championship. Unfortunately they aren't eligible this season because of the sanctions they received last season due to players receiving free tattoos and other gifts for game memorabilia.
Fans issued at petition via WhiteHouse.gov to have the President remove the sanctions so that they would be eligible to play. The petition has since been removed due to violating their terms of participation. It read:
“The Ohio State University football team is one win away from an undefeated season. However, due to imposed sanctions, they are not allowed to participate in their conference’s championship game or the following bowl season. While a punishment for past indiscretions is to be expected, a bowl season ban is too harsh for a few young men trading memorabilia for tattoos and some change. The offending players and coach who covered it up are no longer part of the program. Please exercise your executive power to pardon the NCAA’s excessive sanctions placed on The Ohio State Buckeyes to enable a rightful, satisfying culmination to the college football season for the American people.”