Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Tom Brady’s bid to trademark ‘Tom Terrific’ rejected

Remember back in June when New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady attempted to trademark “Tom Terrific?” And how everyone laughed at him because anyone who knows the first thing about sports knows that Tom Seaver, not Brady, was the first — and, frankly, only — “Tom Terrific?”

Well, our laughing was validated because his application was rejected by the Patent and Trademark Office because of a “false connection” with Tom Seaver. That’s the report from trademark lawyer Josh Gerben, who analyzes Brady’s failed bid here

For those who want yet another good reason to loathe football and all it stands for…..


QLE Posted: August 24, 2019 at 03:57 AM | 11 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: douchebag, tom brady, tom seaver

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. John DiFool2 Posted: August 24, 2019 at 02:18 PM (#5874094)
Terrible Tom is still available (I believe Tom Weiskopf let that one lapse)...
   2. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: August 24, 2019 at 03:22 PM (#5874110)
Tommy Small Balls?
   3. Joe Bivens, Slack Rumped Rutabaga Head Posted: August 24, 2019 at 03:36 PM (#5874114)
A football thread? Why?
   4. Nasty Nate Posted: August 24, 2019 at 04:05 PM (#5874121)
He also tried for the Tom Tom Club, but the judge said he was humming a naive melody...
   5. bjhanke Posted: August 25, 2019 at 12:59 AM (#5874259)
Heh. I remember "Tom Terrific" from my childhood in the 1950s. His cartoons were on Captain Kangaroo every afternoon. Tom Terrific, with Mighty Manfred the Wonder Dog, fighting against Crabby Appleton (rotten to the core).
   6. Astroenteritis Posted: August 25, 2019 at 11:22 AM (#5874275)
Crabby Appleton (rotten to the core).

Now that's a name I never thought I'd hear again, have to carve deep in the memory to pull that one out.
   7. The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: August 25, 2019 at 01:06 PM (#5874282)
   8. Itchy Row Posted: August 25, 2019 at 01:55 PM (#5874290)
Bad news for his fan club, The Brady Bunch.
   9. bobm Posted: August 25, 2019 at 02:11 PM (#5874292)
Mighty Manfred the Wonder Dog

That explains the players' weekend uniforms; they were designed by a color blind dog.
   10. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: August 25, 2019 at 02:41 PM (#5874295)
Big Tom Terrific fan here. I was pissed when Tom Seaver used the name.
   11. The Duke Posted: August 26, 2019 at 09:31 AM (#5874392)
Black Jeopardy question: After everything he did, he try’na act like he don’t owe us an explanation.’’

Answer: Who is Bill Cosby?’’


“No. I’m sorry, but no,’’ Hayes said. “The answer was Tom Brady. [I’m] tired of of him winning all the time, you know?’’

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.



<< Back to main


All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand

BBTF Partner

Dynasty League Baseball

Support BBTF


Thanks to
for his generous support.


You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOT - NBA thread (Playoffs through off-season)
(6761 - 9:45pm, Sep 18)
Last: tshipman

NewsblogNetanyahu? OMNICHATTER hardly knows hu!, for September 18, 2019
(82 - 9:41pm, Sep 18)
Last: Jeremy Renner App is Dead and I killed it

Gonfalon CubsApproaching the Finish Line
(51 - 9:13pm, Sep 18)
Last: Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington

Newsblog37 MLB Players Destined to Become 'Guys' Who Will Be Remembered
(29 - 8:45pm, Sep 18)
Last: The Mighty Quintana

NewsblogOT Soccer Thread - A New Season is Upon Baldrick
(833 - 8:37pm, Sep 18)
Last: Biff, highly-regarded young guy

NewsblogTigers lose 104th game, move closer to first overall pick
(48 - 7:55pm, Sep 18)
Last: Infinite Yost (Voxter)

NewsblogFelipe Vazquez Arrested
(65 - 7:33pm, Sep 18)
Last: Jose is Absurdly Unemployed

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 9-18-2019
(22 - 5:51pm, Sep 18)
Last: Nasty Nate

NewsblogEven Gary Thorne is getting frustrated with the Orioles
(3 - 5:46pm, Sep 18)
Last: bfan

NewsblogNew bowl game at Fenway Park to match teams from ACC, AAC
(20 - 4:59pm, Sep 18)
Last: ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick

NewsblogOT - Catch-All Pop Culture Extravaganza (September 2019)
(185 - 4:11pm, Sep 18)
Last: Lassus

NewsblogThe bizarre brilliance of Derek Dietrich’s 2019 season
(11 - 3:25pm, Sep 18)
Last: My name is Votto, and I love to get blotto

NewsblogTwins set MLB record as 5th player reaches 30-home run mark
(9 - 3:03pm, Sep 18)
Last: Cris E

NewsblogFrom 319 transactions to No. 1 overall: Sacramento River Cats win third Triple-A championship
(5 - 2:36pm, Sep 18)
Last: Wayne Newton's pet monkey (gef, talking mongoose)

Newsblog100 losses no novelty this year; same with 100 wins
(2 - 2:21pm, Sep 18)
Last: donlock

Page rendered in 0.3059 seconds
46 querie(s) executed