Two members of 1969 Mets would like Tom Brady to reconsider 'Tom Terrific' trademark

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New York Mets fans are not happy after New England Patriot’s quarterback Tom Brady tried to trademark ‘Terrific Tom’.
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NEW YORK — There were no burning jerseys, only beans.

A planned protest against New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady over a trademark filing never fully materialized Tuesday at an Upper East Side restaurant — only a handful of New York Mets fans showed — but former players from the 1969 World Series team asked Brady to reconsider the trademark request.

Brady’s company, TEB Capital, filed for two “Tom Terrific” trademarks, one for trading cards, posters, and printed photographs, and another for clothing. The issue is that the nickname originally belonged to former Mets pitcher and Hall of Famer Tom Seaver.

Former first baseman Ed Kranepool and right fielder Art Shamsky donned Mets hats, flashed their championship rings, and spoke of the legacy Tom Seaver leaves behind.

“Maybe it’s the new athlete,” Kranepool said. “Maybe it’s the ‘I’ generation, who can only think about himself. He’s the greatest quarterback who ever lived and I supported him over the years, and any time I’m rooting in football, I’m rooting…

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