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Wow NFL, really? Who Dat?

this is some top of the line BS

The NFL wants all the monies.
Pretty lame IMO. But it is a business I guess.
They said in the article that only if it also has a Saints or NFL trademark on the merchandise. So they are fighting for the Saints and NFL trademarks.

Hardly a bad thing at all...
[ Edited by SanDiego49er on Jan 30, 2010 at 8:27 PM ]
the NFL is seriously trying to claim that uneducated slang as league copyright?

"Who dat say dey gonna beat dem Saints" sounds like something out of a mouth with 2 teeth.
Originally posted by Niners99:
the NFL is seriously trying to claim that uneducated slang as league copyright?

"Who dat say dey gonna beat dem Saints" sounds like something out of a mouth with 2 teeth.

Have you been to southern Louisiana?
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
Originally posted by Niners99:
the NFL is seriously trying to claim that uneducated slang as league copyright?

"Who dat say dey gonna beat dem Saints" sounds like something out of a mouth with 2 teeth.

Have you been to southern Louisiana?

i know, that was the point of the joke.

never been to louisiana, but i have been to arkansas.
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Um.....the fans are trying to sell shirts with the SAINTS LOGO and/or the NFL logo.

It's not because of the dumb expression that they were told to stop.
Originally posted by crzy:
Um.....the fans are trying to sell shirts with the SAINTS LOGO and/or the NFL logo.

It's not because of the dumb expression that they were told to stop.

no, they were selling shirts with a fleur-de-lis on it with the saints slogan.

the fleur-de-lis isnt an NFL trademarked logo. as long as it wasnt the official saints logo, it shouldnt matter. its perfectly legal to stick a common fleur-de-lis on a shirt with a fan made slogan on it and sell them.

the NFL is trying to say that symbol combined with that slogan is NFL trademark, but in reality neither is. i dont see the point of this lawsuit.

if someone put a plain "SF" on a shirt with "dont tell me, show me", as long as they didnt use the NFL trademark SF logo, it would be legal. its no different than this.
[ Edited by Niners99 on Jan 31, 2010 at 11:29 PM ]
that's been around FOREVER! This is bulls**t.
Originally posted by SybErkRimInAL:
that's been around FOREVER! This is bulls**t.

hahaha. I really hate myself for it but unfortunately that was the first thing I thought about when I read the article, not the New Orleans Saints. Unfortunately, I'm guessing a few people thought the same thing. I hope that JT Money guy didn't have anyone wearing clothing with a fleur-de-lis in his video because I'm sure he can't afford a lawyer good enough to fight the NFL.
Unlike Ray Ratto, this dude is funny
Im in the heart of Saints country and Who dat has been around for years. Why didn't the NFL do this years ago when the Saints were the Aints?

Anyway the NFL has dropped the lawsuit because fans threatened legal action against the NFL. I was on bourbon street the other day and saw a shirt that said "Who dat says we can't Who Dat?" i thought it was funny.
Looking at the shirt in the picture I can see the NFL's point of view.
Originally posted by Niners99:
the NFL is seriously trying to claim that uneducated slang as league copyright?

"Who dat say dey gonna beat dem Saints" sounds like something out of a mouth with 2 teeth.


The saying “Who Dat” (who that in Cajun) has been used in Louisiana since the 1700’s and is part of the Cajun dialect. For the NFL to claim it and trade mark is ludicrous.

Niners99 stop being coo-yon (means foolish or stupid in Cajun) you have obviously never been to New Orleans, Louisiana, or E. TX and heard the Cajun dialect which is a combination, French, English, Native American, German, and Spanish. You should try learning a few words you might figure out it’s not dat easy to learn.