Jack Hendrix — a sophomore at Upper Arlington High School in Columbus, Ohio — has started an online petition, urging the governor to cancel classes the day after the College Football National Championship.
“I started a change.org petition, calling on Gov. John Kasich to cancel classes the next day. It’s because Ohio State plays Oregon the night before,” the 15 year old told Fox 8 Cleveland. “The game starts at 8:30. Average time of a football game is three hours and 20 minutes. And that takes you to midnight. That’s not including the commercials or halftime show or post game trophy presentation.”
While Hendrix claims the response to the petition has been “mixed,” it has already surpassed it’s original goal of 25,000 signatures; as of 3:37 p.m. EST Tuesday, the petition had garnered support from 36,741 individuals.
Gov. Kasich’s official stance on the position is not known, but I officially support this movement.
Hendrix exhibited a whole lot of initiative — and even more balls — in taking this on. I’m about 90 percent sure Jack and his friends came up with this as a joke one day, and later that night he just said, “Screw it. I’m making this thing a reality.”
This kid can play for “Team Datoc” any day.
P.S. — if you think at least 30,000 of the 36,741 petition signees aren’t high school kids thinking this will let them party like animals the night of the National Championship, you’re sadly mistaken.