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Texas A&M going after the Denver Broncos

Posted on: January 9, 2012 11:40 am
Edited on: January 9, 2012 12:09 pm
 
Posted by Tom Fornelli

On Sunday the Denver Broncos, and Tim Tebow in particular, were blowing the minds of football fans across the country while beating the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first round of the NFL playoffs. It was pretty much a wonderful day to be a Broncos fan, but it was also a day that may find the team in court soon.

That's because after the Broncos beat the Steelers in overtime there was this tweet from Texas A&M's Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Jason Cook.



Yes, before the game a man parachuted into the stadium waving a flag that said "12th man" and the flag was waved during the game. Which seems completely harmless and pretty much commonplace, but Texas A&M owns the trademark for it and is planning on getting its money.

It's not the first time that the school has gotten involved in something like this, as it filed a lawsuit against the Seattle Seahawks in 2006 for the same thing. Now any Seahawks broadcasts that mention the crowd as "the 12th man" also has to mention Texas A&M's trademark.

Seems pretty stupid, right? Yeah, that's because it is, though there's also an easy solution. Instead of referring to your home crowd as "the 12th man" just start referring to them as "the 12th player." Then Texas A&M will have to find a whole new way to waste everybody's time.

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Comments

Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: January 9, 2012 4:01 pm
 

Texas A&M going after the Denver Broncos

They're sure as hell gonna need that 12th man while in the SEC! They might not win more than 8 games in a season   "GAG EM"



Since: Dec 1, 2009
Posted on: January 9, 2012 3:58 pm
 

Texas A&M going after the Denver Broncos

It's a lawyer's world. If you don't protect your trademark in one area, then you can lose it in EVERY area. They doubtless make a ton of money licensing its use.



Since: Mar 17, 2010
Posted on: January 9, 2012 3:57 pm
 

Texas A&M going after the Denver Broncos

By The Way , What the Hell is a AGGIE ? a old lady short for Agnes  ?



Since: Nov 12, 2009
Posted on: January 9, 2012 3:55 pm
 

Texas A&M going after the Denver Broncos

This may be one of the most moronic things that a College can complain about.  Whenever a restaurant in College Station Texas serves "Buffalo Wings"  do they give royalties to Anchor Bay Restaurant in Buffalo, since that is where they were invented?  No.. they don't.  EVERY announcer refers to the home crowd as the 12th man...or in the NBA...as the 6th man.  Welcome to the SEC...prepare for alot of butt whoopings to come your way A&M.



Since: Mar 17, 2010
Posted on: January 9, 2012 3:54 pm
 

Texas A&M going after the Denver Broncos

Thought the 12th Man was a Seattle Seahawks thing , Who cares Texas A&M 99 percent of the country  could give a fly frig what the Aggies call themselves , well the 12th man hasn't  ever worked for them that schools football team has sucked for generations and I believe most of the people in the Houston area don't even like them to Boot  LMAO



Since: Sep 17, 2011
Posted on: January 9, 2012 3:36 pm
 

Texas A&M going after the Denver Broncos

Someone should take Twitter accounts from aggy officials; it exposes the chip on their shoulder.



Since: May 6, 2008
Posted on: January 9, 2012 3:24 pm
 

Texas A&M going after the Denver Broncos

In other news the SEC would like to remind the NFL that any team named the best will be sued.  "We will defend our trademark of worlds best football team and any other team that says they are the best will wind up in court".



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: January 9, 2012 3:18 pm
 

Texas A&M going after the Denver Broncos

TAMU tried to use 12 men this year and didn't help much either; moving from beyotched slapped in one conference to being beyotched slapped in another...



Since: Apr 14, 2010
Posted on: January 9, 2012 3:15 pm
 

Texas A&M going after the Denver Broncos

Let's see how much the "12th man" helps you in the SEC next year might wanna get the trademark for 13th and 14th ready cause that is how many you are ging to need!!!!



Since: Mar 23, 2009
Posted on: January 9, 2012 3:13 pm
 

Texas A&M going after the Denver Broncos

Navy started the "I Believe That we Will Win" chant at their 2003 football game against Air Force. Maybe they should sue every school that uses that chant??



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