The League

THE QUESTION

Who owns 'Who Dat'?

Do team slogans belong to the fans or are they NFL property?

Posted by Emil Steiner on January 28, 2010 8:15 AM
FROM THE PANEL

Who don't? The NFL

Leave it up to the NFL to try and put a stop to a 25-year Saints tradition just days after the franchise has reached the pinnacle of their success.

Posted by David Cariello, on January 30, 2010 12:32 PM

NFL is the villain

Big time sports has become a corporate playground where only a select few are invited to sit on the swings.

Posted by Les Carpenter, on January 29, 2010 5:29 PM

A cash register run

This isn't a move to preserve or protect the NFL's "image," whatever the hell that means. It's simple cash grab, and it stinks.

Posted by Chris Richardson, on January 29, 2010 3:42 PM

Wake up Goodell

Taking a piece of local vernacular away from an area is the height of arrogance.

Posted by Doug Farrar, on January 29, 2010 9:58 AM

Fools in suits

The league that's usually at the top of sports' PR pyramid is making itself look like a bunch of Scrooges.

Posted by Dave Goldberg, on January 29, 2010 8:54 AM

NFL bully

The NFL should be as vigilant in protecting its own main product as it is in stamping out rogue T-shirts.

Posted by Michael Oriard, on January 29, 2010 8:42 AM

Slogan ownership

Who has a claim on the "Who Dat" slogan? Vote now...

Posted by Reader Poll, on January 29, 2010 8:11 AM

FEATURED COMMENTS

fmjk: The NFL may have rights in the team names and logos, but slogans that bubble up from the fans are not protected property of the NFL. Could t...

fbutler1: As a matter of fact, the first time I remember hearing "Who dat(, who der?)" was in "The Waterboy", which was based on a fictional football ...

MillPond2: Well said, FMJK. I could understand the NFL legally pursuing action against tee shirt vendors who claimed to be selling NFL sanctioned ap...

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