The Patriots Try to Trademark Unattained Perfection
With all the excitement from playoff basketball, and the city’s massive crush on Jacoby Ellsbury growing stronger by the day, it’s easy to forget about the Patriots. Sure, we hear about Tom Brady’s European adventures with Gisele Bundchen, but we’re doing our best to put the 18-1 season behind us.
The Patriots organization is also loathe to think about the heartbreaking finish to the 2007 season. The Smoking Gun reports that the team is still trying to trademark the phrase, 19-0.
The team filed the paperwork before the AFC Championship game, but resubmitted the paperwork earlier this month to correct a typo, which means they’re still serious about patenting the win-loss record they never achieved.
[T]he Patriots filed the trademark applications, which, if approved, would allow the club to place “19-0” and “19-0 The Perfect Season” on a wide variety of toys, DVDs, clothing, sporting goods, and other knick knacks.
We left the denial stage of the grieving process back in March. It’s time to move on, don’t you think?