Now that the 49ers have made a Gloria Swanson-like comeback, hordes of folks have Ped Egg'd their crusty feet in order to jump on the bandwagon. Take, for example, the gays. Many have now urged the local NFL team to create an 'It Gets Better' video for anti-gay bullying efforts. Sean Chapin, a native San Franciscan and lifelong 49ers fan, jumpstarted the petitioned. (Chapin, if you recall, got the Giants to release an "It Gets Better" earlier this year, which sparked seven more Major League Baseball teams to follow suit.)
"The 49ers can do what the Giants did earlier this year, starting a movement within their sport to stand up against bullying and homophobia," Chapin said in a statement. "If the 49ers become the first NFL team to make an 'It Gets Better' video, they can inspire other football teams to reach out to their local communities as well."
So far, Chapin has already gathered more than 7,000 signatures. If you'd like to sign the petition, please, please, please go here.
Chapin's important video, seen below, is actually quite moving. He talks about growing up in the '80s, Super Bowl XXIII, John Candy, pressure cookers, 14-year-old Jamey Rodemeyer's suicide, and more. Powerful stuff. Seriously. Check it out: