Crushed Optimists

We are twin brothers who grew up in Central Washington. This blog is devoted to the life of Seattle sports fans, as well as various other topics that we will espouse for your enjoyment. We could be called another OFFICIAL SEATTLE SEAHAWKS site, but we'll take our uneducated crack at the Mariners, Sonics, and Huskies as well. A Seattle Sports Blog? Must be the land... of crushed optimism!

Friday, January 27, 2006

Hey, Mexico! You, um, want Texas back?

From a link found on,

It appears that Texas A&M is going to sue the Seattle Seahawks over the use of the 12th Man. Supposedly the Aggies have used the 12th Man "trademark" since the '20s, or something or other, and so the Hawks should stop it with the flag and the jerseys and all that stuff.

To note:

A&M President Robert M. Gates briefly mentioned the Seahawks' use of the trademark during a Wednesday student senate meeting, said junior political science major and student senator J.P. Morris."The 12th Man was started here at A&M," he said. "We started the whole concept, it sounds a lot like they stole the original idea. I don't like how they are using one of our registered trademarks."

A&M Athletic Director Bill Byrne said the Office of Collegiate Licensing is working on having the Seahawks cease and desist their use of the trademark.

Wow. You know, that might just be the stupidest thing I've heard this week, and I just heard Skip Bayless say that he would rather have Willie Parker on his team than Shaun Alexander.

posted by colin_hesse @ 12:50 PM  1 comments


At 2:25 PM, Blogger Mariner Optimist said...

Please do not associate A&M with all of Texas... Aggies are a special breed and not at all representative of the state.

Maybe we should name our mascot Reveille.


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