"FYI #Broncos, the 12th Man belongs to Texas A&M. We saw the flag today and will defend our trademark. #TAMU #gigem"
"We have a contract with Seattle MT @1968fan: better than when Seahawks did it? They still fly flag and commentators say '12th man'"
— Above are two tweets from Texas A&M VP of Marketing & Communications Jason Cook from Sunday evening. At one point during his tenure as President of A&M, Robert Gates once said "Aggie traditions and spirit are not for sale." The phrase was used as a point of pride as the university declined to explore options for selling naming rights to Kyle Field. Aggie traditions are not for sale, unless they are memorialized by contracts with professional franchises in the Pacific Northwest as part of a lawsuit settlement. Discuss.