Monday, January 30, 2006
Saturday, January 28, 2006
EXCERPTS from the above link:
The playoffs -- with the No. 12 flag waving high atop Seattle's Space Needle and another one flapping in the south end of the stadium -- have finally exposed Seattle's 12th man tradition to the rest of the nation, and a stunned College Station -- the official Home of the 12th Man, legally speaking.
Texas A&M officials are hot over what athletic director Bill Byrne termed Seattle's "brazen use of the 12th Man theme" in his Wednesday Internet column.
A&M, whose own 12th Man tradition dates back to 1922, holds two trademark registrations on "12th Man." Secured in 1990 and 1996, the trademarks include entertainment services, "namely organizing and conducting intercollegiate sporting events," and products, such as caps, T-shirts, novelty buttons and jewelry.
The Web site, SeaHawkers.org, the official site of the team's booster club, offers downloadable computer desktop wallpaper that reads: "At Home We are the 12th Man" and "On the Road We are the 12th Man."
"There's 12th man towels on eBay and all types of 12th man merchandise that we've seen," A&M's Moore said. "We really have no way of knowing whether the Seahawks are putting that out or not."
Geoff Mantooth, a Fort Worth-based registered patent and trademark attorney, said A&M might be able to win a court battle. He said A&M could seek damages for past infringement, stop future infringement and even ask for the Seahawks' profits on any 12th man merchandise.
Wednesday, January 25, 2006
Goodson picks A&M: Klein Collins' Michael Goodson, the top-ranked running back in the state, said Monday that he has orally committed to Texas A&M.
Goodson (6-0, 205), who picked the Aggies over USC, said staying in state was too good to pass up. Goodson originally committed to Oklahoma State. He rushed for 973 yards and eight touchdowns on 99 carries for a Klein Collins team that went 3-7.
Briefly: Celina wide receiver Adam James (6-3, 235) said he has committed to Texas Tech. James, the son of former SMU and NFL running back Craig James, picked the Red Raiders over Tulsa. ...
Sunday, January 22, 2006
"Write this down," said NFL evaluator Dan Shonka, a former scout with three NFL teams. "Reggie McNeal will be a better pro quarterback than Vince Young. Vince is a good athlete, but he could be a $50 million mistake."Reggie supposedly boosted his draft stock significantly yesterday with his MVP performance in the East/West Shrine game, going 9/11 for 211 yards and carrying for 32.
"He'll definitely be a first-round pick," Shonka said. "There'll be 32 stupid teams if he isn't."
Saturday, January 21, 2006
Thursday, January 19, 2006
Sunday, January 15, 2006
Am I the last one to get clued in to Jenn Sterger mania? I had to hear about it on gordonkeith.com, so I know I am way behind. Apparently, this girl Jenn Sterger and her friends, who call themselves the FSU Cowgirls, like to dress in VERY little, and attend Seminole games. Allegedly, Brent Musberger spotted them on TV during the Miami game, and proclaimed: "15,000 red-blooded young American men just signed up to go to Florida State next year".
They post all their pictures on this college site called facebook.com, which I had also never heard of (I am getting very old). I don't remember girls at A&M dressing quite like this at football games...or anywhere else, for that matter.
Now, this Jenn Sterger has gotten so popular, that she is posing in upcoming issues of Maxim and Playboy. If this Jenn Sterger mania continues, we may have to ask her to be an honorary Roosterchick!
Sunday, January 08, 2006
Wednesday, January 04, 2006
Tuesday, January 03, 2006
I know I am not alone in seeing this as a big moral victory for Tech. (LINK: Blackistone)