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A&M copyrighting "Johnny Football"

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03:04 PM ET 11.13 | Texas A&M, which has famously fought to prevent others from using "the 12th Man" before, now turns its legal attention to "Johnny Football." The school, along with the family of Heisman contender Johnny Manziel, are working to block others from profiting off the nickname.

Dennis Dodd

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November 13, 2012  03:23 PM ET

First....and first, and first, and first....

November 13, 2012  03:27 PM ET

They need to protect Johnny **** Football too

November 13, 2012  03:40 PM ET

The all-mighty dollar at work1

November 13, 2012  03:57 PM ET

Only in TX are they still trying to tell people what they can say and what they cant wow hahaha...

November 13, 2012  04:03 PM ET

K St should do this for "Collin Football", and ND should do this for "Manti Football", and .....

November 13, 2012  04:27 PM ET

I think I will do it for "Beer and Football" ???

Gator 1 has a talented avi

November 13, 2012  04:33 PM ET

Unless they actually invented both the word football and the name Johnny I don't think they should be able to prevent others from using it...no doubt they got "doesn't share well" on their elementary report cards.....

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November 13, 2012  04:38 PM ET

Too many lawyers in this country (apologies to any barristers frequenting these threads) have to invent problems to get work.

November 13, 2012  05:20 PM ET

Another victory for billable hours.

November 13, 2012  05:55 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I think I will do it for "Beer and Football" ???Gator 1 has a talented avi

Thanx CCG

November 13, 2012  06:20 PM ET

too funny...because theyre out to <work with the family> to protect the name...so that, you know, A&M can make boat loads of money while exploiting their son...then if hes rated as a serious NFL talent then maybe he can make a few bucks too...MAYBE.

November 13, 2012  06:21 PM ET

Just another exploit for money.

Like when Spike Lee sued Spike tv. Just utter nonsense. Right Tebow?

November 13, 2012  06:25 PM ET

Oh, brother.....

November 13, 2012  06:57 PM ET

It might be quite a trademark to have if he wins 3 or 4 Heismans.

November 13, 2012  07:44 PM ET

Dont get me wrong im a fan of Johnny football until he plays Florida but he has about as much chance of winning 3-4 heismans as Derek Dooley winning coach of the year how ever if he stays healthy and plays consistant he could win 2

November 14, 2012  06:51 AM ET
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Dont get me wrong im a fan of Johnny football until he plays Florida but he has about as much chance of winning 3-4 heismans as Derek Dooley winning coach of the year how ever if he stays healthy and plays consistant he could win 2

He could win 1. I suspect next season he will not be as effective. Defenses will figure out ways to contain him. Remember he is currently "out of his element" in the SEC and those teams are not used to dealing with such a dynamic player. The same thing happened with $Cam Newton. After this season D coordinators will focus in on how they can contain him and he will be less effective. I am not saying he is not an exceptional player. He is! I am just saying that he probably will not have the same type of season he is having this year next year. I see him having the potential to win 1 but not 2. After watching him in person at Bryant Denny scorching our D I have to say that he must be greased down before every game.

November 14, 2012  08:51 AM ET

Hahahaha he,s a slippery little sucker aint he

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November 14, 2012  07:11 PM ET

About like a hooker tryin to copyrite a ****

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