OT:Ace @Chat sports / Tshirt ethics
Best way to make guys like him go away? Don't talk about him. Don't give him pageviews. Simple as that.
I had no idea what ChatSports was until just now.
He's a hack!
sent a tweet to him a while back asking him about some misinformation he was putting out on recruits. He responded by blocking me on Twitter, oh the pain!!
Is the winged helmet a trademark?
Edit: Not that care, but it also seems like he's giving them away for free...so where's the beef?
it is trademarked and using it to promote the site is the same as selling them. They say Chatsports on the shirt.
If you remember Brian had to yank the shoelace shirt last year because of the player image.
You cannot use the winged helmet, block M and any likeness. About as close as you can get is just a number.
I'm not trying to argue with you, I just don't understand how it could be trademarked if Delaware uses it too...
There are a ton of high school teams that use it, including three in Michigan that are nicknamed "Wolverines"
Thus is my point, how can it be trademarked if others make use of it? Wouldn't that be illegal in some form??
Guess this is why I wasn't a law major.
If you watch the first Countdown to Kickoff video from this year (or maybe it was last year's), they showed how our helmets are made. Even though other colleges and high schools have similar looking winged helmets, Michigan's "wing" is unique and only used on our helmets. The others are all slightly different.
I met him at the game on Saturday. One of the people I went to the game with was "friends" with him. So we were "invited" over to his tailgate with the promise of beer and food.
Anyway - when we got there, the first thing he did was ask us for a beer.
Guy is a douche.
"Cool Story Bro!"
Chat Sports had 5+ people at game giving out T's.
Never asked you for a beer nor was anyone at the tailgate I was at that I didnt know.
Quit making stuff up pal.
Since you're here, why don't you address the trademark issue for us? This is your chance to "enlighten" a bunch of people who apparently see you as a douchebag. Since you already used mgoblog for a personal beef, why not be the professional that you portray yourself to be and address what everyone here seems to want to hear from you?
If you play it right, you might make a few thousand friends. If you play it wrong, you really have nothing to lose because your name is sorta mud here anyway from what I have seen.
At any rate, I would imagine that there are plenty of people here who have already emailed David Brandon about your possible trademark infringement. So I guess we'll find out soon enough anyway.
The shirt is not mine. I do not work for the company. Chat Sports is a media startup based in California.
I write for them once a week. I dont get paid. I dont sell T shirts. To the best of my knowledge, they do not sell the t shirts. For promotional reasons only they printed a few thousand shirts for MIchigan, Browns, Penn State, Packers, Yankees etc etc and have writers/interns pasing them out to fans.
I have nothing to do with this nor do I care, just trying to promote getting a FREE t shirt. No one is selling them.
To the guy Josh S who claims to have met me, total lies so why dont we call him out.= for being fake?
I am not sure why the hate for a Michigan grad who is giving very good info out about the team? I have friends in the AD, they have the shirt in Schemb Hall! I am very connected and have several family members who were varsity athletes at Michigan. Hope everyone enjoys my content going forward.
FYI I used to only send out an email with info from 2002-2007. Many of you I am sure got it and loved it. Now since I publish it, you are mad?
Actually "pal", you did.
It's true that you didn't give me one of your shirts, but you did try to convince us to meet you at the browns tailgate the next morning.
There were 6 people at the game promoting the website from the company Josh. I was tailgating in the Victors lot with only people I knew.
You must be mistaking me with someone else. Get your facts straight. And I wasnt at a Browns game, never been to Cleveland or Browns game in my life! Are you making this up?
Evidently someone in your company is impersonating you then.
Either way, at the "Chat Sports" tailgate, there was an older guy handing out shirts and taking beers for "payment". Whoever it was "impersonating" you got to meet a hot reporter from fox sports. They got you some air time.
The shirts that "you" handed out to my group, you cand find them in the garbage walking towards the stadium.
is funny: 'I doubt anyone claimed to be Ace.' Although sure to be marked flaimbait etc, I can appreciate that Ace has shown up here to defend himself. You can make your own decisions about his 'insider info' and whatnot, but at least he is defending himself in a non douchebag fashion. I don't personally read his site, as I have no time after reading every word of mgoblog, but if you do read it, why not let everyone form their own opinion of the validity of the information?
I think you mean that a 14 year old with a mom named Linda showed up to defend Ace, assuming Brian is to be believed.
Are you slow? I dont wor for Chat Sports. I write a blog for them once a week.
I am an engineer, live in New York. Are you sure you know what is going on?
When you meet someone at the chat sports tailgate, and they say "I'm Ace", I don't interrogate them to make sure they are who they say they are.
If it wasn't you, then I apologize for calling you a douche.
Whoever it was, definitely qualifies though.
and asked around to see if anyone had a handle on your story.
That wasnt my tailgate but I did hear that there was a guy who came with someones friends who got mad because he was too fat and didnt get a t shirt. Was that you? Sounds like personal problems bud, dont take it out on me. Never met you. Keep it classy.
You are complete trash, Ace.
Classy coming from a guy whose "inside sources" kept being wrong. Go back to reporting UCLA or whatever you used to do. Whatever it was, its just as big of a waste as your crappy CS blog on Michigan.
He gave a shirt to the DP Show and they tweeter out his site because everyone was asking where to get the shirt.
on the show the other day, thought it was cool... not anymore.
What the hell is up with the name Ace on this board? I've never seen it or heard of it outside of Ace Venture and Ace and Gary.
if it weren't for the advertising on the back.
That design was absolutely used without the university's permission. Whether or not they hunt down this scrub is another story.
I'll tell you one thing, if we had permission to use the helmet and dreads together (even with a license it's off limits), I'd blow that design outta the water.
Yeah, the design kind of sucked.
what you'd do with the concept, because I know it'd be astounding. But I know that's not going to happen.
Ace Williams is 14 years old and goes to school in Metro Detroit. His mother's name is Linda.
shouldn't have used a k12.mi.us email to sign up here.
clearly says firstname.lastname@example.org Brian. You confusing me with an impersonator?
I think the only acceptable proof would be for your mom to join and let us know that her name isn't Linda.
Is that it? I feel like this a great movie with a unfinished ending. I feel cheated.
I'm incredibly confused by all of this. Apparently I need to waste even more time on line to get up to speed.
Guys, this has just been an awesome start to my Friday. Brian, thank you for pulling the rug out from under "Ace." This thread just got better and better as I kept scrolling down. Man, I love this place!
Never having heard of Ace or Chat sports, I feel cheated that nobody gave me the heads up to pop popcorn. Poor form fellows, poor form.