Fans Own “Who Dat”

Roger Goodell is one greedy son-of-a-bitch.  He thinks he’s slick too.  Goodell was in New Orleans for the NFC Conference Championship game last Sunday.  There he witnessed thousands of “Who Dat” t-shirts and apparel.  Now that the Saints are Superbowl bound Goodell realizes  his chance to cash in on an old New Orleans local catchphrase.  Now Goodell’s brainchild is to copyright the term “Who Dat” and prevent anyone from using it without written consent from the NFL.  The NFL claims they own the term.  What a fucking joke.  Do they own the term “cheesehead” or “black hole” too?  It’s crazy ridiculous that the NFL is trying to stop t-shirts or other items that you have created in New Orleans that reads “Who Dat”. It isn’t owned by the NFL. It is owned by the fans. Created by the fans, owned by the fans. It’s a creole term and I didn’t realize they had any creoles on the NFL marketing board.  When the phrase first became popular, it was New Orleans native Aaron Neville who performed the song for a music video; not Pete Rozelle who was the NFL Commissioner at the time.  The NFL never gave two shits about “Who Dat” until they realized the potential for Superbowl memorabilia bearing the unique term.  The NFL is already a rich enough company and Goodell is trying to take “Who Dat” away from the fans that supported it long before he even heard of it.  Goodell can’t take away something he had nothing to do with in the first place.  The NFL will make their money regardless so they don’t need “Who Dat”.  Goodell should make things right and leave the issue alone.  If not then I’ll sell shirts that read “Who Dat” and take the proceeds to pay someone to pimp slap Goodell for even trying pull this shit.

Defending the Who Dat Nation,

Dallas O’Malley – The Rebel Ref

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7 Responses to “Fans Own “Who Dat””

  1. Mason Culver Says:

    I couldn’t have said better myself. Goodell has to know just because we are buying Who Dat shirts doesn’t mean we have ceased buying NFL gear. Right after the NFC championship, I went online and ordered the NFC Championship hat, t-shirt, and customized Saints Superbowl jersey. And guess what, have a couple Who Dat shirts. Leave what us fans have created alone.

  2. GIVE US BACK OUR WHO DAT BACK STOP TRYING TO FIND ANOTHER REASON TO MAKE MONEY WHO DAT WAS CREATED BY A SCHOOL IN PATTERSON LOUISIANA 30 YEARS AGO YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO BUY OUT OUT PRIDE FOR TEAM THIS IS ONLY A LOCAL SAYING FOR THE NEW ORLEANS FANS!!!!

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  4. Look at the greed…. This is total bullshit!! They can’t do this, it belongs to the people, the history and culture of New Orleans!!!

  5. I still can’t believe that the New Orleans Saints are headed to this years Superbowl. WHO DAT BABY!

  6. Greedy Greedy Greedy. Damn corporate interest trying to take the soul away from the people of The N.O.

    Just watched ESPN…glad his sneaky plan didn’t work.

    • Dallas O'Malley Says:

      Yes, but it seems like the NFL is backing off now. Seems they came to their senses. It may sound corny but it seems like one of the few times in recent memory where public outcry really made a difference. Score one for the city of New Orleans and hopefully the Saints can score them a Superbowl victory as well.

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