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Brady dares league with swoosh cover-up

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08:01 AM ET 09.27 | A Nike cover-up continued Wednesday when Under Armour endorser Tom Brady appeared at a news conference with a piece of tape over the swoosh of his team sweatshirt. In Week 1 of the NFL season, Washington Redskins rookie Robert Griffin III made headlines when he wrote the word "heart" over the Nike logo on his warm-up shirt. The league told Griffin not to obscure the logo in the future. Nike is in the first year of its deal as the official outfitter of the NFL. ... We wonder if all this logo-covering defeats the purpose of obscuring a logo. Isn't this just drawing more attention to Nike? That swoosh is so ubiquitous I doubt people even notice it anymore. Covering it draws attention to it. We know what's under there, Tom.

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September 27, 2012  08:04 AM ET

Way too much daring going on these days.

September 27, 2012  08:06 AM ET

Goody buckled, where is that T&R ?

September 27, 2012  08:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Goody buckled, where is that T&R ?

That is not news fit to print. We shall not speak of it. Pay attention to the swoosh and the attempts to cover it up. We shall not speak of the strike again.

September 27, 2012  08:11 AM ET

I hate Nike...

September 27, 2012  08:11 AM ET

Bro... Goodell and Nike are linked at the hip yo.

September 27, 2012  08:14 AM ET

What about a replacement Logo?

September 27, 2012  08:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I hate Nike...

What's not to hate?

September 27, 2012  08:15 AM ET

I'm so glad FN has a fashion section on Thursdays.

September 27, 2012  08:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I'm so glad FN has a fashion section on Thursdays.

it would be better if they had the Mrs and not Tom.

September 27, 2012  08:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

What's not to hate?

Very, very, very little.


I do not own anything with a swoosh on it... on sheer principle.

September 27, 2012  08:20 AM ET

<The only appropriate thing to do when a player covers up the NFL's main sponser is to suspend that player for the remainder of the year. Brady FIRST! That should send a message not to mess with Nike>

September 27, 2012  08:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

<The only appropriate thing to do when a player covers up the NFL's main sponser is to suspend that player for the remainder of the year. Brady FIRST! That should send a message not to mess with Nike>

that's rational!

September 27, 2012  08:23 AM ET

Remember when they fined Jim McMahon for wearing a non-approved headband on the sidelines? The next week, he showed up with a white headband with "Rozelle" written on it. Classic.

September 27, 2012  08:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Remember when they fined Jim McMahon for wearing a non-approved headband on the sidelines? The next week, he showed up with a white headband with "Rozelle" written on it. Classic.

I don't think Pete fined him for that one (Rozelle).

September 27, 2012  08:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

<The only appropriate thing to do when a player covers up the NFL's main sponser is to suspend that player for the remainder of the year. Brady FIRST! That should send a message not to mess with Nike>

Goodell bro... He'll do it to it.

September 27, 2012  08:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

that's rational!

Its not rational, it's sarcasm!

September 27, 2012  08:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

I don't think Pete fined him for that one (Rozelle).

Yes he did. I remmeber it very well and his response as well.

September 27, 2012  08:31 AM ET

*remember

September 27, 2012  08:31 AM ET

QUAD!

 
September 27, 2012  08:44 AM ET

It used to be, you bought the product because the athlete was wearing it, Not4Nutten but as Neil Diamond a boy from my home town of Brooklyn once said, USED TOBE'S Don't count anymore!!!

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