Tank McNamara by Bill Hinds

Tank McNamara

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  1. wallylm

    wallylm said, almost 3 years ago

    …and yet Mr. Hinds has drawn a good enough likeness of an NCAA Executive to exonerate himself?

  2. jbmlaw

    jbmlaw said, almost 3 years ago

    Fair use doctrine. Hinds would not do a strip about some anonymous midge – he ridicules only the notorious.

  3. A.Ficionada

    A.Ficionada said, almost 3 years ago

    I wonder if someone actually tried to do this once and inspired this strip. A lawyer once told me someone “could challenge anything” on the slim chance they would win a baseless case. Not fun!

  4. 1after909

    1after909 said, almost 3 years ago

    Images used in satire or for educational purposes are free. Otherwise we’d never be able to afford ‘Mad’ magazine!

  5. mabrndt

    mabrndt GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @A.Ficionada

    Discusses the actual ongoing lawsuit this story arc is based on.

  6. BobBlumenfeld

    BobBlumenfeld said, almost 3 years ago

    @A.Ficionada

    As I understand it (I’m not a lawyer), you can bring suit with the most ridiculous claims imaginable, because only the judge in the case can actually rule on them, not his or her clerk, not the city, state or even federal governments. Only the judge. This is why “frivolous lawsuit” statutes are starting to be enacted — to give the defendants in such cases a way to sue back if the case is dismissed.

  7. alleyoops

    alleyoops GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Frivolous judges render frivolous decisions.

  8. Godfreydaniel

    Godfreydaniel said, almost 3 years ago

    One of the few times I remember Tank breaking the fourth wall. This one cracked me up!

  9. renewed1

    renewed1 said, almost 3 years ago

    Another reason we need “loser pays”.

  10. mabrndt

    mabrndt GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    This isn’t a criminal trial, it’s a lawsuit; so there’s no he to prove did something. It’s all very preliminary at this point; the list of plaintiffs hasn’t even been finalized.

    Last month, two redshirt-senior (last year of competition) football players at the University of Minnesota joined the lawsuit. Then this week, the one, that has, so far, seldom played in games, left the lawsuit.

    The other one is a 3-star HS quarterback recruit, who has tried to switch to tight end in college. After 4 years, he has yet to play in a game, and this year, didn’t even make the 105-man pre-season practice roster (article’s last sentence). I predict he too will leave the lawsuit (because no one has used his likeness — no damages); keeping him will just make the lawyer look greedy.

  11. edinbaltimore

    edinbaltimore GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    As Shakespeare said, First, we kill all the lawyers. Unfortunately, he should have added, Including corporate lawyers!

  12. Thriller87

    Thriller87 said, almost 3 years ago

    @mabrndt

    The NCAA has reaped Millions year after year with he Football and basketball video games with whatever hot student athlete as the cover poster child. If the former student athletes win it will forever change the NCAA and how they do business. NCAA has already cancelled the EA Sports contract for the football video game seeing how that is the core argument of the lawsuit How much money has been generated by these games over 15 years minimum. But things should of changed 20 years ago in my opinon.

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