Save the Balls "America is about to lose its balls its 700-pound, blue-and-orange balls. In another example of conglomerate hegemony, Union 76 gas stations across the nation are planning to knock down their beloved spherical signs and mount tombstone-like slabs in their place. Of course, the folks at savethe76ball.com are hoping to do something about it. In addition to being a loving homage to the ball, the site houses an online petition demanding that 76's corporate parent, ConocoPhillips, stop the removal and desecration of the iconic trademark. The idea might seem frivolous, but the preservation of the present for the future has to start somewhere. Why not at the pump?"