The Seattle Seahawks may be flying a plane around Seattle to remind travelers where the NFL’s 12th Man resides, but Texas A&M wants you to know where the original 12th Man is found.
Texas A&M apparel retailer Aggieland Outfitters is selling t-shirts with the slogan “The Original 12th Man” on the front, with an established date printed beneath the text. The back of the shirt reads “A tradition about more than noise.” The shirts were printed after the Seahawks wrapped up the NFC championship against the San Francisco 49ers to clinch a trip to the Super Bowl.
Texas A&M owns the trademark to the 12th Man, but the school and the Seahawks have an agreement in place allowing the Seahawks to make use of the 12th Man moniker with their fans. Seattle’s football franchise pays Texas A&M for the rights to the trademark, as fans of both teams have taken to the identity.
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