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  1. Mangini's Rat Pack

    Mangini's Rat Pack Rookie

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    Guys,

    Long time lurker (Since 2000), new poster. Some guy is selling "cheaters" memorabilia using BB's likeness, the Superbowl (which is trademarked), the Lonbardi Trophy, and so on. He is using all of these without the expressed written consent of the Pats or NFL. Some of you have the email to the league office - we should send this over. If for nothing else - so this guy wastes his hard earned money on having thousands of tshirts manufactured.

    Shut him down!!
     
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  3. JJDChE

    JJDChE 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

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    I kinda like the MVP one, I might buy it.
     
  4. FirstAndGoal

    FirstAndGoal Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    I'm fine with some guy making a buck off of it. Trust me, they're going to be called worse for each away game this year.
     
  5. psychoPat

    psychoPat Role Player PatsFans.com Supporter

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    That's okay.

    So long as it goes up on the lockerroom bulletin board.
     
  6. marty

    marty In the Starting Line-Up

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    Manjudas has a new side business. You can't blame the guy for planning for his not-too-distant-unemployment!
     
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    spacecrime Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

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    Who cares?

    GFY
     
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    wdkantro2 Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    LOVE IT, lol.
     
  10. FirstAndGoal

    FirstAndGoal Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    Probably just some Jets fan taking his mind off of being duped into thinking that Mangini was anything more than our ball boy. Let the idiot fans drop money down and make this guy some cash. If they're dumb enough to have to buy a tee shirt, they deserve it. lol
     
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    I have no problems with the T's if someone feels better wearing that, all the luck to them, but to me the fact he hates the pats so much, yet uses this to make a buck is actually kinda sad, yet funny at the same time. oh the irony.
     
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    Bella*chick Addicted to the light

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    #12 Jersey

    Shut it down? No way! We should make sure an anonymous order is placed for all 53 Patriot players.

    Think it might piss 'em off? :cool:
     
  13. Armen Da Pats Fan

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    #87 Jersey

    Success always breeds jealousy and contempt.

    I actually feel kind of proud that we are so deep into the heads of opposition fans that they are firing up websites, paying hosting charges and putting effort into deriding us!

    Hilarious!
     
  14. QuiGon

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    I can't imagine this website is going to be making truckloads of money... I just don't think the general public is as obsessed with the issue as this person is...

    However, legally speaking, there really isn't much the NFL could go after him for. The one that says "Super Bowl" is definitely illegal... but I don't think the NFL would go after him for using Belichick's image and likeness (BB would have to do that himself and I just don't see that happening). And I just don't think there's much they can do about someone taking the word "Cheaters" and making it look similar to the "Patriots" logo...
     
  15. cstjohn17

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    #54 Jersey

    Freedom of speech, I don't like the t-shirts but who cares... I see a lot worse at every Yankee- Red Sox game I go to.
     
  16. PatsFaninAZ

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    Agree. I think they are kind of funny. I'm not all that into getting all high and mighty about intellectual property laws just because we don't like the message.

    That said, the NFL is very aggressive about policing its trademarks, particularly it's super bowl mark and logos. They've shut down smaller operators than this.
     
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    xmarkd400x 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

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    Just so you all know, this is who owns the site:

    Edit: I guess domains by proxy lets you purchase domain names anonymously. I was hoping it would say "Bill Polian".

    Link: http://who.godaddy.com/WhoIsVerify.aspx?domain=thenewenglandcheaters.com&prog_id=godaddy
     
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  18. PatsFanSince74

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    i looked and they're not using the nfl or patriots logos, so this is just free speech...we have to live with it...if anyone finds anything that uses the nfl or patriots logos, they should forward them to the nfl website...

    also, more motivation....
     
  19. DarrylS

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    Ignore it, this will all be a memory after our next superbowl win..
     
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    "Cheat on your girldfriend, not..."?! Too funny.
     

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