The Washington Post reports Mets fans are fuming that Tom Brady has trademarked "Tom Terrific," when they all know that Tom Terrific was and always will be Tom Seaver, one of the heroes of the '69 Amazin' Mets.
Not to mention hubris.
When Seaver was a child, there was a TV cartoon character named Tom Terrific. You don't see him complaining.
Mighty Manfred ... and his evil opponent Crabby Appleton (rotten to the core)
Yes, and Seaver didn't try to own the rights or anything.
One of the news articles mentions that old show and that all of those rights had expired.
In this case, Brady is trying to get control of that name for his marketing. He probably isn't thinking of being a jerk himself, but the plain fact is he's doing for business/marketing. His publicity/legal people will assert his rights on his behalf, because that's what they do, and if they (he) didn't make use of it he'd lose it. Seaver isn't going to be doing autograph shows and the like due to health (he's basically retired from public life), but it raises the possibility of Brady's people interfering with Seaver or his family selling any autographed memorabilia.
Teat-of-Mammon-sucking Tom Brady.
He *had* to do this. Uh-huh.
Just another automaton.
It is no small wonder that I despise professional sports athletes, and corporations, but not the athletics.
I'm sure I've seen sports publicity/marketing/self-promotion moves more stupid than this plenty of times before now...
...but at the moment I can't think of any of them.
What's surprising is that it's Brady doing this. He's smarter than this.
I personally never gave him that much credit, he's a faceman who throws a ball particularly well.
I, mean c'mon. At his own charity event the dudes walkin' around wearing a shirt with his own face on it. He's just a doofus, a vehicle to hang billboards from.
Pretty sure his "empire" is buoyed by his twice-as-wealthy-twice-as-smart supermodel wife who navigated her way through an arguably more cut-throat business than Sportsball.
Personally, I don't think the guy that claims drinking special water prevents concussions is "smarter than this."
If Tom Seaver had been healthy enough to pitch in the 1986 World Series? He was actually a part of the Red Sox team that year (he got hurt that summer and retired the following year) and, even at his age, would have been an upgrade from Oil Can and (especially) Al Nipper in either Game 3 or Game 4.
I want to say that he came in from the White Sox for Steve Lyons...
Dedicated to Mo Lewis.
When his 6 rings are clinking together.
He is buying avocado ice cream and 4 gallons of water for each of his haters.
through a professional athlete ain't no way to go through life, son.
Tom's head is now overinflated like the Patriot footballs years ago...
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