Apparently, Jets linebacker Bart Scott couldn’t wait to position himself to make a few bucks from his catchphrase.
Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com reports that Scott has applied for a federal trademark on the phrase, “Can’t wait!” Scott uttered the two-word line during an interview with ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio after the Jets upset the Patriots in their own house during the playoffs.
“It took on a life of its own,” Scott said. “It really took off on ESPN, it took over on YouTube. My wife said, ‘You should trademark it.’ Once I started to hear people were trying to make T-shirts, I said, ‘I tell you what, if anybody is going to benefit off ‘Can’t Wait’, it should be me.'”
So, basically, Scott has now positioned himself to sell a line of shirts and hats and other stuff (like, say, thongs) bearing the words, “Can’t wait.”
Scott also talked about his head coach’s recent vow that the Jets will win the next Super Bowl, admitting that it places “tremendous pressure” on the team.
Fans of other teams surely . . . wait for it . . . can’t wait to see the Jets wilt under that pressure.