By Bryan Frantz

WASHINGTON — The chants echoed through FedExField all day Sunday.

“You like that! You like that! You like that!”

Apparently Kirk Cousins — creator of the “You Like That” mania — filed for a trademark on that phrase, according to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, back in October.

It makes sense for him to have the trademark, for plenty of reasons.

First, it’s become somewhat common for athletes to file trademarks on their logos or catchphrases. Robert Griffin III filed for trademarks to more than a dozen phrases in 2012, including iterations of his nickname, “RG3” and “RGIII.”

Also, the Redskins keep winning, and fans of course like that.

Finally, Cousins is playing the best football of his career, and he has converted plenty of players, fans and others into believers.

Cousins uttered the phrase after the Redskins beat the Philadelphia Eagles, the team they need to beat on Saturday to clinch the NFC East title, in early October. But when he screamed it after the Redskins completed the biggest comeback win in franchise history, it went viral.

RELATED: Kirk Cousins Likes That You Like That Viral Video of Him Screaming ‘You Like That!’

T-shirts, which raised $41,000 for the International Justice Mission, were created and sold.

The original Vine of the moment has been played more than 26 million times at time of posting, and it doesn’t seem likely to slow down any time soon.

It’s probably safe to say the Redskins don’t hate that.


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