Rob Gronkowski takes issue with Cowboys using “Do Your Job” slogan

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When the Patriots were on their way to winning the Super Bowl in 2014, “Do Your Job” was a familiar refrain from coach Bill Belichick to keep players from focusing on things that fell outside their responsibilities on the field and to the team.

The Patriots took ownership of the phrase by registering three trademarks on it, something Darren Rovell of ESPN reminded his Twitter followers of while posting a picture of the phrase on the wall of the Cowboys’ locker room at their practice facility.

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski or someone associated with the Gronk Nation website noticed Rovell’s post and penned a response to something they believe will have them “facing the wrath of Patriots fans.”

“While we all know that the Pats thrashed the Cowboys 30-6 last October and Dallas hasn’t been to the Super Bowl since the 1995 season, so they need all the motivation they can get — but can’t America’s Team come up with their own slogan instead of stealing ours?”

While the phrase has become associated with Belichick, a quick search of the internet shows that it is used quite often in all walks of life and was in regular use long before 2014. From Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph to people upset with their elected officials to anyone who has ever been on the phone with an unhelpful customer service representative, it’s a phrase that’s often used without notice.

The trademarks protect the Patriots’ financial interests in that area, so the Cowboys won’t be selling “Do Your Job” shirts of their own. As for appropriating the slogan, you might as well borrow from teams that won if you’re going to borrow at all but we’d probably hold off on Jason Garrett saying the team is “on to ____” at any point this season.

158 responses to “Rob Gronkowski takes issue with Cowboys using “Do Your Job” slogan

  1. It was a Jimmy Johnson favorite in Dallas long before Bellicheck appropriated it, so, you might ask why the Pats felt the need to ‘steal’ it from Dallas.

    The trademarks are not valid as the Patriots have failed to defend them against many prior uses of the phrase

    In any case, it seems to me that if you’re going to trademark ‘Do Your Job’ you should also trade mark other general sayings like, ‘Work Hard’, and ‘Finish’, or ‘Fight’, all in all this is beyond stupid.

  2. I hate to say it because I hate the Redskins, but honestly the only slogan in the NFL that honestly holds any weight is “Hail to the Redskins”…..all others are just modern fodder to drum up fake motivation for millenials.

  3. Pretty sure the Saints had “Do Your Job” posted in their practice facility under Sean Payton’s picture on a wall during his 2012 suspension year. Also pretty sure even they weren’t the first team to use the phrase “Do Your Job.”

    A trademark? Seriously?

  4. Wrath of Patriots fans…… HAHAHAHA! Biggest loser/front running, know nothing fan base in the league!! What a joke they are

  5. Didn’t the Saints use that slogan with a Sean Paytom poster in their practice facility the year that he was suspended?

  6. .
    Two Belichickisms that he has used for decades, but have now been appropriated by others :

    To the players, ” Do your job”

    To the media, ” It is what it is”
    .

  7. I agree with Gronk. Find one’s own slogans, mottos and credos.

    Mike Tomlin has a number of them, that he personally coined that – other teams instantly adopt as their very own. A couple that come to mind are, “Next man up,” and “The standard is the standard.”

    Like Gronk said, get your own gig — and don’t parade plagiarized words as your own.

  8. For the up to the minute,latest response from the “wrath”, I have asked my New England Patriots co-worker for his response to this NFL travesty…………….”WAH WAH, IT’S NOT FAIR!” As you can see for yourself, it does not differ much from the last 2 years.

  9. I’m worried about Gronk over reacting to minor injuries while dancing like a jackass on a boat a week later.

  10. How in the heck can you get a trade mark for that! People utter these words all the time. It is plain that many of these football players and coaches have never worked in the world outside of sports or they would know that each and every day we all are expected to “do our jobs”. It’s not motivation, it’s life.

  11. terripet says:
    Aug 25, 2016 7:09 AM
    Gronky worry about getting hurt as usual you will be on the IR in a few weeks

    ———–
    Even on IR Gronk is more effective than any TE on your sissy team!

  12. Ridiculous. Marvin Lewis was using “Do your job” to motivate the Bengals 7-10 years ago. I think they might have had t-shirts also. Lewis wasn’t the first to use it. I think he took the slogan from his Baltimore days. For the Patriots to think they invented this phrase, and to register it as a trademark is a joke. What is next, is McDonald’s going to trademark “Hello, how are you”? Patriots and Belicheck’s greatness is undeniable, but their self-importance is sickening at times.

  13. raidernation210 says:
    Aug 25, 2016 7:14 AM

    you guys need to worry about your own tainted title form 40 years ago thanks to Ben Dreith rather than insulting the class of a league you have had no business being in for the past decade and a half.

  14. So Gronk thinks it’s wrong for Dallas to lift a line that New England lifted from New Orleans? Awesome.

  15. Listen, I get that it’s a relatively common expression and different teams have used it at different times. But “Do Your Job” is a Parcells/Belichick staple going back over 30 years and everyone knows it.

    I grew up in the hometown of Rocky Marciano. We called it The City of Champions because of that fact. We didn’t always have a whole lot to be proud of, but we were proud of that history. We put it on a big blue water tower facing the highway so everyone knew. But every other year, some dingleberry town would win a softball title or a pog tournament and want to slap “The City of Champions” all over everything like they invented it. It was sad, and they looked sad trying to justify it as “Well we think anyone should be able to call themselves champions.”

    I’ll say now what I said then. Please go right ahead and keep your bootlegged slogan. Show the world, the league, and your players how hapless and unoriginal you are.

  16. hey I’m sure all the guys in the cowboy’s locker room are Pats fans like the rest of the players & fans in the league.

    Let’s face it, we all wish we could be Pats fans…people (and players) in texas are no different…

  17. Didn’t the Saints use that slogan with a Sean Paytom poster in their practice facility the year that he was suspended?
    ============================
    Exactly…. The Pats stole this slogan from the Saints…

  18. How F-ing stupid… Trademark that phrase… OK, and I’ll trademark “Hello”. As a youth sports coach I was using that well before the Pats…

  19. Patriots telling the Cowboys they have a trademark on the phrase “Do your Job” and the Cowboys telling the Patriots they have the trademark to the phrase “blow me”

  20. Now the Dallas Convicts will have to go back to their previous choice, “Just Do It”.

    Inventive lot, those Convicts.

  21. raidernation210 says:
    Aug 25, 2016 7:14 AM
    Wrath of Patriots fans…… HAHAHAHA! Biggest loser/front running, know nothing fan base in the league!! What a joke they are

    ++++++++++++++++

    LMAO!!!! coming from a Raider fan!!!

  22. @raidernation210,

    every team has a few fans who like to dress for games but skeleton makes the silver pats fan look wicked smaht. but hey, look on the bright side, you’re about to go 22 for 22 in predicting the raiders being anywhere close to relevant again.

  23. It says a lot about this country when we’ve come to a point where a basic life ethos is trademarked…

  24. I agree with Gronk. Find one’s own slogans, mottos and credos.

    Mike Tomlin has a number of them, that he personally coined that – other teams instantly adopt as their very own. A couple that come to mind are, “Next man up,” and “The standard is the standard.”

    Like Gronk said, get your own gig — and don’t parade plagiarized words as your own.

  25. The Patriots weren’t the first team to use this slogan, they just trademarked it. So as long as nobody puts it on memorabilia, anybody can use it. An example would be a few posts above where the Saints used the slogan.

  26. Belicheat stole it from Tom Thibodeau who is recorded as using it continuously while coaching the Bulls.

  27. If I remember correctly, the Bengals used this slogan in like 2008 when Marvin use to have a different training camp slogan each year, and I’m pretty sure I still have the shirt to prove it. First to trademark doesn’t mean first to use. Kinda like Gronk isn’t the first to spike a football.

  28. How stupid is it that someone can trademark a stupid little sentence like that? Somebody should let Gronk know that the Patriots didn’t invent putting those 3 words together.

  29. raidernation210 says:
    Aug 25, 2016 7:14 AM
    Wrath of Patriots fans…… HAHAHAHA! Biggest loser/front running, know nothing fan base in the league!! What a joke they are
    ===================

    Speaking of know nothing losers, Raiders fans aren’t exactly prized for their acumen. The front running comment alone shows how little you know. NE is the winningest team in pro sports over the last 20 years. That’s not front running, that’s a generation of fans raised on success

  30. Surprised no one has yet (incorrectly) claimed the origin of the saying (in a pro football coaching-mantra context) comes from Belichick’s former boss, Bill Parcells. Well, Parcells certainly often said words to that effect – the closest being “just do your f****** job!” – but he himself got it from Al Davis, who was (even according to Parcells himself), fond of always saying “DO YOUR JOB!” to Parcells in his earlier days. Of course, Al Davis wasn’t saying it in a motivational mantra-type way – he just kept saying it to Parcells because he didn’t think Parcells was doing his job properly. And nor was Parcells using it as a mantra. But I’m sure the main reason it was trademarked was to block unauthorized Belichick/Pats merchandise rather than other teams putting it in their locker-room.

  31. Yeah the Pat’s stole that slogan themselves. Just like them to think something Sean Payton used in 2012 was their own.

    I’ll bet a case of beer that Sean Payton was far from the first football coach to use it, but yeah Patriots.

    Only one Super Bowl in the last ten years but they strut around like they invented football.

    Chokers.

  32. If they have the trademark, then they have a point.

    I guess about the only thing a Dallas fan can reply is this…if it has been 20+ years since Dallas won a Superbowl and your team STILL hasn’t caught them, then that doesn’t really reflect too well on your teams history huh?

  33. Ironically Jacksonville is now saying that they are “On to Cincinnati.”

    (Kidding)

    Pat Riley once trademarked Three Peat.

    (Not kidding)

    gbspottedcow
    Sean Peyton and BB are very close friends.

  34. Yeah, but Dallas didn’t cheat and doesnt have any asterisks next to their super bowls Rob….

  35. Wow. How the hell could such a common phrase be trade marked? The entire freakin world works and goes to a job. Hell as a high school football coach for 10 years I used to tell my kids, “Do your job”.

    Just another reason to hate the patriots. Hey Gronk, go visit Hernandez when you wind up on IR.

  36. Reminds me of when Paris Hilton tried to register “that’s hot”. Who are these losers trying to claim a phrase that has been used by millions of people before. No one owns common phrases. 30 years ago my boss used to say “do your job” , I guess the Patriots owe him millions.

  37. It’s funny how the crybabies of PFT will try and tell everyone that the Patriots aren’t respected around the league and nobody likes them. Blah Blah Blah…every of season they have coaches or front office personnel plucked by other teams.

  38. Learn from the Model franchise, people.

    NE is the class of the NFL and their fans know more than the rest of the country combined

    #Bringit!

  39. Love how some owners scheme behind the scenes to force Goodell to frame the Pats, to cheat the Pats from draft picks due to a jealousy or potential long term advantage, but these teams secretly attempt to copy the Pats.

    What’s ironic is the idea that “Do Your Job”, as general of a slogan as it is, is a reflection of the great team play and selfelessness the Pats players have in an age of selfishness and entitlement.

    I am looking at your Millennials.

    So, teams like Dallas can’t get it because they draft people like Dez Bryant.

    Meanwhile, NE actively seeks out people like Julian Edelman in Rd 7.

    See the difference?

    Edelman has also played defensive back when called upon. So has Troy Brown in years past.

    Get it?

    You’re drafting the person as much as you are the player and his production or combine results.

    Jerry Jones thinks putting a sign on the wall will channel the principles of the Pats.

    At the end of the day, that’s ONE reason why teams scheme with Goodell to make things up, lie and hope Goodell feels enough pressure from enough owners to cheat the Pats for parity.

    Yep.

    The jealousy continues.

    No one is stopping anyone from copying the Pats on the hard stuff, but it’s a lot more than a sign on a wall.

    Enjoy!

  40. They aren’t making profit from it, so who cares, Gronk. What a time we live in when words can be “owned”. Give me a freaking break.

  41. Says the guy whose team put a star on their helmet when they originally had none.

  42. Gus Bradley has used “Do Your Job” in 2013 while he was still D-Coordinator with the Seahawks. You can search it on YouTube. The Patriots may have trademarked it but they are anything but the originators and have no right saying about another team stealing slogans. That’s the Patriots for you though, they are used to stealing other teams stuff and making it theirs. lol

    By the way, I’m not a Seahawks fan so don’t bother with “You’re just mad because we beat you in the SB”.

  43. If a common person wanted to trademark a common three word phrase, it would be rejected by the USPTO. Although the Patriots were awarded a trademark, it would NEVER hold water if contested in court.

  44. Obnoxious and dumb as a box of rocks… per usual. When will these cheaters* understand the NFL has never revolved around them?

    Other than spygate cover up of course.

  45. Funny how most teams around the league are designing schemes to “get the ball out of the QB’s hand quicker”.
    hmmmm…. who started that trend?

    A few years back most teams were working on hurry-up offense….hmmmm… who started that trend?

    Many teams are now also working on leaning on 3 step drops and short slants and crossing patterns to take advantage of short, quick slot WR’s. hmmmmm. Wes Welker much?

    The fact that the XP is now much harder. Wonder who started the momentum behind that rule change?

    hmmm…..

    New England Patriots: Ahead of the league in every way possible

  46. How do they trademark such a simple phrase that has been used by MANY others LONG before them?

  47. I don’t think anybody is claiming the Patriots coined the phrase. But after the phrase has been associated with them the past 5 years at least (I remember another manager and I put up “Do Your Job” posters with Belichick’s face on them at my old job I left in early 2012, so this was going on earlier than 2014), it’s kind of a sorry look to completely rip it off. They could have easily gone with “Stay Focused” or something similar, but they just straight up used the same thing, while its still in common use by the Pats, so yes, that will be met with a chuckle. But two can play at that game, Jerry. Be on the lookout for the Patriots Super Bowl 51 run, sold next year under the title “Three Games To Gloryhole.”

  48. dtriebel says:
    Aug 25, 2016 8:38 AM
    Yeah the Pat’s stole that slogan themselves. Just like them to think something Sean Payton used in 2012 was their own.

    I’ll bet a case of beer that Sean Payton was far from the first football coach to use it, but yeah Patriots.

    Only one Super Bowl in the last ten years but they strut around like they invented football.

    Chokers.

    Actually 2 Super Bowls in the last 10 years

    2004 SB champs 2014 Super Bowl champs. Plus 2 SB appearances in between

    So yes , they are BETTER than the team you root for.

  49. The Cowboys may have been America’s team decades ago but I prefer to live in the present and in this century it is clear the Patriots are the real America’s Team. Look at all the comments any Patriot article gets on PFT. Look at the ratings for any game involving the Patriots. Look at all the newscasts leading off with stories about the Patriots. Nobody gave a rat’s crap about last year’s Super Bowl because the Patriots weren’t in it. Nuff said.

    All intelligent football fans know that the Patriots are the NFL’s Greatest Dynasty and that WE are the paragon of excellence – if we are being completely honest – in any sport ever played at any time.

    It really is GREAT to be king! Uh oh… Patriot Hater getting mad again. You mad boy? 🙂

    #TooBadSuckas
    #IWillSlapPatriotHaterAroundBecauseICan
    #ISoOwnEachAndEveryOneOfThem
    #TeeHee
    #BringItCupcakes

  50. 28-24 🙂

    It’s clear that the emotional scarring from how that game ended has really taken it’s toll on Patriot Hater!

    🙂

  51. I first heard “Do Your Job” in a football context from my junior high coach in east Texas 40 years ago. I heard it a lot. Pretty much every day. Coach Evans considered trademarking the phrase, and cashing in, but then he realized that it was really stupid to try to claim ownership of a phrase that people have been saying as long as there have been people. Smart man.

  52. NE is the class of the NFL and their fans know more about cheating than the rest of the country combined.

    There…fixed it for you

    Concerning the TM, I am sure they cheated the USPTO in the process.

  53. sb44champs says:
    Aug 25, 2016 8:14 AM

    Exactly…. The Pats stole this slogan from the Saints…
    ________________

    Parcells was stomping around shouting that 30 years ago and it was always part of his camp lexicon. Payton and Belichick both stem from the Parcells coaching tree, but yeah nice try.

    Grow up folks, the point of the trademark was to protect their financial interest in popularizing it as pertains to NFL merchandise, no one is claiming to “own” the words. Another reason it’s good to be Giants fan, the Pats don’t take up any space in our heads.

  54. sb44champs says:
    Aug 25, 2016 8:14 AM
    Didn’t the Saints use that slogan with a Sean Paytom poster in their practice facility the year that he was suspended?
    ============================
    Exactly…. The Pats stole this slogan from the Saints…
    ———————————-
    All you fools claiming Belichick stole it from Payton in 2012, or that Marvin Lewis was using it in 2004, are forgetting that Belichick was using it in 2001 and has never made it a secret that he was inspired by his old boss Parcells and Parcells said he got it from his old boss Al Davis. The difference is that they weren’t using it in a motivational manta type way by Belichick. And Saints clearly got it from Belichick. And it was trademarked to stop unauthorized merchandise, not to claim originality of stop other teams putting it in their locker room. Grow up crybabies!

  55. Can someone post a list of words and common phrases we are allowed to use? I don’t what to get sued for typing out things like “what’s for dinner”, “let’s go to the store” etc. I mean seriously, a phrase like “do your job”….trademarked…I could maybe see it, if there was a “Do your job” with another symbol associated with the Patriots but, just the words…ridiculous

    LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

  56. @filmex2000

    “Now the Dallas Convicts will have to go back to their previous choice, “Just Do It”.

    Inventive lot, those Convicts.”

    ——
    This is funny coming from the fan of a team that employed a serial killer…including his coach suggesting he get a “flop house” when he told him he had beef with other convicts.

  57. flash1287 says:
    Actually 2 Super Bowls in the last 10 years
    2004 SB champs 2014 Super Bowl champs.
    ___________________
    You do know what year this is, right?

  58. So I searched and the Cowboys have indeed trademarked “America’s Team”.

    Dammit I wanted that one for the Patriots!

    😉

  59. maust1013 says:
    Aug 25, 2016 8:35 AM
    raidernation210 says:
    Aug 25, 2016 7:14 AM
    Wrath of Patriots fans…… HAHAHAHA! Biggest loser/front running, know nothing fan base in the league!! What a joke they are
    ===================

    Speaking of know nothing losers, Raiders fans aren’t exactly prized for their acumen. The front running comment alone shows how little you know. NE is the winningest team in pro sports over the last 20 years. That’s not front running, that’s a generation of fans raised on success

    ___________________________________

    Only 20 years?? Should have starting cheating earlier. Raiders were the most WINNINGEST FRANCHISE IN ANY SPORT FOR 40 years and that’s without having our QB suspended for 4 games, without our coached being fined $250,000, without our owner being fined TWICE and without losing top draft picks. All your success comes from cheating

  60. I thought the Pats slogans were the one-two punch, “Anything it takes” and “Rules are meant to be broken.”

  61. Any team can repeat the words but the Patriots understand what it means and with a coach like Bill Belichick, the players know that there are consequences.

  62. Only 20 years?? Should have starting cheating earlier. Raiders were the most WINNINGEST FRANCHISE IN ANY SPORT FOR 40 years and that’s without having our QB suspended for 4 games, without our coached being fined $250,000, without our owner being fined TWICE and without losing top draft picks. All your success comes from cheating

    —-
    Ahem. 🙂

    “There is nothing good in life that isn’t worth cheating for”
    — Al Davis

    “Cheating is Encouraged”
    — The Oakland Raiders.

    Don’t forget the tuck rule! Ouch! 🙂

  63. crush22 says:
    Aug 25, 2016 9:45 AM
    flash1287 says:
    Actually 2 Super Bowls in the last 10 years
    2004 SB champs 2014 Super Bowl champs.
    ___________________
    You do know what year this is, right?

    Yes, it’s still 2014. That way it fits my argument

  64. Parcells was stomping around shouting that 30 years ago and it was always part of his camp lexicon. Payton and Belichick both stem from the Parcells coaching tree, but yeah nice try.

    ___________________________________

    I was just going to say Parcells had been using that phrase for decades…. except it was always “Just do your (expletive deleted) job”

  65. The Patriots path to their One for the Thumb in 2016!

    NE wins AFC East and a first round bye.
    AFC Div: NE over PIT
    AFC Championship: NE over OAK
    Super Bowl 51: NE over DAL.

    The Cowboys get there but when you’re up against the NFL’s Greatest Dynasty and Team of the Century otherwise known as the New England Patriots… it’s just too much for a mortal team to handle.

    🙂

    #BookIt
    #MoneyInTheBank

  66. —-
    Ahem.🙂

    “There is nothing good in life that isn’t worth cheating for”
    — Al Davis

    “Cheating is Encouraged”
    — The Oakland Raiders

    ______________________________

    Still waiting for them to get caught, lose top draft picks, have their coach fined, have their owner fined TWICE and to have their QB suspended for 4 games. Let me know when that happens

  67. The irony of the master of theft and deception being upset that someone is “stealing” an old phrase they want to claim ownership of. You can’t make that up folks!

  68. the point of the trademark was to protect their financial interest in popularizing it as pertains to NFL merchandise
    ============================
    I didn’t know you were part of the Patriot’s marketing department… Know it all

  69. Surf Bandits says:
    Aug 25, 2016 10:01 AM
    It amazes me how much space NE takes up in peoples minds…

    The crybabies say they are not jealous of the Patriots but EVERY article that has anything to do with the Patriots easily gets 50 or more comments. And ALWAYS the same people with the same lame comments.

    But yeah, they are not jealous. It’s so obvious.

  70. the point of the trademark was to protect their financial interest in popularizing it as pertains to NFL merchandise
    =============================
    …and the point of the article is that Gronk took issue with other teams using the slogan, Patsies don’t own it but the patsies are trying to keep everyone else from profiting off of it… Nice try

  71. How arrogant (or stupid) do you have to be to think that you “invented” that phrase?

  72. Still waiting for them to get caught, lose top draft picks, have their coach fined, have their owner fined TWICE and to have their QB suspended for 4 games. Let me know when that happens

    All that and they are still better than your Raiders

    That must suck for you to know…

  73. I swear to god Pats fans and players whine more than anyone ever has in the history of mankind. Jesus! An article about three words commonly used all over the place, and a wailstorm ensues. A defensive player farts near Brady and tears stream as he screams at the officials. Good god, is it something in the water up there?

  74. Trademarked? Seriously?

    Our local high school team was using it long before the Patriots started, so maybe the Patriots should stop using it.

    Ridiculous.

    As for the Patriots bandwagoners on this thread, they’ll all be leaping off like it’s on fire once Brady and Belechick retire and the Patriots resume their mediocre ways.

  75. It’s so freaking ADORABLE seeing Patriot Hater discuss the 4 time World Champion Patriots and their fans. 🙂

    It’s like a bunch of tiny little squeaky mice discussing the grizzly bear next door!

    🙂

  76. Still waiting for them to get caught, lose top draft picks, have their coach fined, have their owner fined TWICE and to have their QB suspended for 4 games. Let me know when that happens


    Nah, I don’t need to, everyone knows the Raiders throughout their history are the biggest cheaters in NFL history – and all of sports if we are being honest. Bunch of scumbags too in my opinion starting with the vile Jack Tatum.

    Don’t deflect to other teams, wear it, own it and be proud of your cheating history. Al did. 🙂

    The last 15 years were quite frankly what you clowns deserved. While I do believe the Raiders will be very good this year that does not change any of that.

    🙂

  77. sb44champs says:
    Aug 25, 2016 10:11 AM
    I didn’t know you were part of the Patriot’s marketing department… Know it all
    __________________

    Reading is fundamental, sadly comprehension remains optional.
    From the article:
    “The trademarks protect the Patriots’ financial interests in that area, so the Cowboys won’t be selling “Do Your Job” shirts of their own.”

    From Socrates:
    “When the debate is lost slander becomes the tool of the loser”

  78. First of all Gronk couldn’t care less about a slogan. He’s more interested in another super bowl ring. One for the thumb. Oops. Can’t use that slogan. It’s taken. But seriously, every coach in America has used the Do Your Job slogan, at one time or another. Besides, The Patriots would be flattered if someone else was trying to copy their ways. I guarantee you whoever complained about it has never worn a football uniform.

  79. jags2daship says:
    Aug 25, 2016 10:33 AM

    The pats can trade mark by butthole


    That’s cool Beavis.

    🙂

  80. Some of these crybaby fans, just like Gronkowski, would do well to remember the Cowboys as an org were demonstrating football excellence with class in the 1970s, while winning Super Bowls–with likes of Lilly, Staubach, Jones, White and many other HOF greats. Oh yeah, they did it when football was a MAN’S game and without the whining and cheating. So, there’s that– ladies and crybabies.

  81. paulieorkid says:
    Aug 25, 2016 7:44 AM
    I agree with Gronk. Find one’s own slogans, mottos and credos.

    Mike Tomlin has a number of them, that he personally coined that – other teams instantly adopt as their very own. A couple that come to mind are, “Next man up,” and “The standard is the standard.”

    Like Gronk said, get your own gig — and don’t parade plagiarized words as your own.

    12 50
    Report comment So I guess every saying or phrase needs copyright protection to avoid being used by other people. Wonder what the politicians will do now since they can’t use excerpts from past great leaders….

  82. MiamiDolphinsTruthTeller says:
    Aug 25, 2016 10:38 AM
    To comical there were no asterisk* fans before 2001, they really believe the NFL started

    Then how do you explain selling out EVERY home game since 1994?

    Crybaby myth # 37 ” no Patriot fans prior to 2001″

  83. Just stop with the “bandwagon” stuff. It’s stupid.

    Pick and team in any sport in any city. If that team had the same success the Patthave had over the same length of time that team would have “bandwagon” fans too.

    See the Cowboys and Chicago Bulls of the 90’s.
    The difference is social media And the Internet wasn’t around

  84. Well, if the Seahawks can use Texas A&M’s “12th Man” and Hillary can use the Dolphins’ slogan “Stronger Together,” then the Cowboys can use “Do Your Job,” and good luck, Gronk or Belicheat, when you wind up suing about one million American bosses who use that slogan every minute of every day–for the past I don’t know how many years! Maybe each of those bosses should sue the Patriots!

  85. ragnarthegreat says:
    Aug 25, 2016 7:54 AM

    How in the heck can you get a trade mark for that! People utter these words all the time.
    ========================================

    You can trademark any phrase if you’re going to use it as a business slogan. Heck, some jackass trademarked a commonly heard phrase, “You’re fired”.

  86. Say what you want yankee girls–but football is/was about heart, toughness, character, grit. The game has changed to the point where someone who exhibits none of these can win big–Tom Brady–and you love him because he is devoid of these thing, like YOU and the vermin who brought you into this world. You’ll never understand it because you’ve never seen it.

  87. Its a very common expression. I think Lovie Smith used it in 2006, and Spiderman used it in Marvel Vs Capcom.

  88. No trademark infringement unless Cowboys use commercially. But how sad they have to rip off the well-known jangle of their business partner. Stay classy Jerry. Oh, maybe Cowboys should file for “Dallas Copyright Copycats!”

  89. To this day I have still never met a Cowboy fan from TX… That’s always my first question.. Oh, you’re a Cowboys fan? What part did you grow up? I always get Baltimore or something. Their team is same way.. Bandwagon.

  90. Reading is fundamental, sadly comprehension remains optional.
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    Was that line from Socrates too? Try being original in your thoughts for once lol

  91. I trademarked “Gimme another beer”. I’ll OWN Gronk in a matter of months. I’m still waiting on the paperwork for ” Help, my legs are cramping coach” and “Oooh, my knees”. Just give me my money now Gronk.

  92. Belichick has also trademarked the 30 phrases that apply to the other NFL cities (he can use “New York” for both Jets and Giants):

    “We’re on to _____.”

  93. I’m a Patriots fan, but even I remember Clemenza telling Paulie in 1972 to “do your job.” However, Paulie didn’t do his job, so he got whacked…..”Leave the gun, take the cannoli.”

  94. skinsrock says:
    Aug 25, 2016 11:35 AM
    To this day I have still never met a Cowboy fan from TX… That’s always my first question.. Oh, you’re a Cowboys fan? What part did you grow up? I always get Baltimore or something. Their team is same way.. Bandwagon.
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    Well that makes sense since you are a Skins fan and probably live on the East Coast.

    I doubt too many people in Dallas know Redskins fans who are from Washington DC. You clearly let emotion sway your way of thought.

  95. Yeah Saints used it in 2012 there was a poster of Sean with the the saying in the practice facility.

    You can copy write it all you like but it won’t hold up in court is someone uses it on a T-shirt or what have you.

  96. raidernation210 says:
    Aug 25, 2016 7:14 AM

    Wrath of Patriots fans…… HAHAHAHA! Biggest loser/front running, know nothing fan base in the league!! What a joke they are
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    Says the member of the fan base that to this day believes the tuck rule was made up, on the spot, just to screw over their team. Hey, stop them from scoring, it’s really that simple. Of course that their organization has been a dumpster fire since probably adds to the angst. It’s time to move onto 2016 and leave gut wrenching losses behind. BTW, enjoy these last couple years of watching the Raiders in that dump of a stadium. If your billionaire owner would man up and not suck off the taxpayers teat and build his own stadium you guys wouldn’t have to watch the moving vans pull away…..again.

  97. Hey dumb dumb gronk. My old man used to say that to me in the 70’s growing up. What an idiot.

  98. ironic is the idea that “Do Your Job”, as general of a slogan as it is, is a reflection of the great team play and selfelessness the Pats players have in an age of selfishness and entitlement.

    I am looking at your Millennials.

    So, teams like Dallas can’t get it because they draft people like Dez Bryant.

    Meanwhile, NE actively seeks out people like Julian Edelman in Rd 7.

    See the difference?

    Edelman has also played defensive back when called upon. So has Troy Brown in years past.

    Get it?

    This Dummy tried to compare a top 5 WR Dez to Julie Edelman hahaha. So I guess Randy Moss was playing DB also. Julie was a scrub then and now you get it

  99. First, “Do Your Job” didn’t originate with the Patriots. Maybe Gronk had never heard that phrase uttered prior to 2014, but the big tight end is showing a bit of ignorance in making such a claim on a phrase as common as “What time is it?” This is just too stupid to even discuss in such a lengthy manner.

  100. Personally, I don’t mind if the Cowboys use that slogan. Nobody has been doing their jobs in Dalls for decades. Somebody has to do something ROFLMAO.

  101. !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    “Beachsidejames says:
    Aug 25, 2016 8:15 AM
    Patriots telling the Cowboys they have a trademark on the phrase “Do your Job” and the Cowboys telling the Patriots they have the trademark to the phrase “blow me””
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    That is as good as it gets… Salute!

  102. So what’s new. It’s not a 2014 thing slogan. The sign Belichick put on the door when he got there said Be on time. Do your job. Speak for yourself.

    The whole league has been trying to copy Belichick in everything forever. Only one problem – they don’t have Belichick.

  103. crewchief15 says:
    Aug 25, 2016 10:56 AM

    Tom Brady (to the Ball Boys) “Do Your Job”

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    Goodell to the stupid people “cold & wet weather doesn’t lower the PSI in footballs”.

  104. Patriots should trademark the phrase “I have no recollection of that, your honor.” I guess they wouldn’t need to though, because they are the only team getting called before judges

    Forever tainted.

    Hall of Shame.

    In fraud they trust

  105. Dang it, the Patriots already have a website to sell items that say “Do Your Job”. In fact, type in doyourjob”dot”com (with the actual .) and you’ll see that the website redirects to the Patriots ProShop website.

  106. Pretty sure ‘Do Your Job’ includes keeping Romo upright.

    Pretty sure bribing Blandino on a party bus is cheating.
    -Lions fans will agree

  107. Would you look at that? A spat between idiot members of the two most hated teams in the NFL…..
    You cant TRADEMARK of phrase. You can COPYRIGHT it if you originated it, or at least were the first to apply.
    The Pats were not.

    “Find tiny little new ways to cheat, and then talk your way out of it when you get busted” might be more appropriate.

    And Romo goes down AGAIN!!

  108. I take issue with Rob Gronkowski taking issue with Cowboys using “Do Your Job”. Over a 45 year career than involved over a dozen employers, directly or indirectly I was told “Do Your Job” by every one of them just about every day.

  109. I realize Gronk has about 10 brain cells, but you can’t trademark common every day phrases.

    You can try, But the rest of the league is going to laugh at you like the Cowboys are. In fact, I’m going to use it in my office, come sue me.

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