“Win a trip for four to, uh… that football game… you know… the one everyone watches on a Sunday in February… Work with me here, people.”

You know how as the Super Bowl (TM) approaches each year, you see all manner of advertisements and contests referring to “The Big Game?” If so, you’ve surely deduced the reason for that: Anyone referring to the Super Bowl (TM) without offering up prime cashola to the National Football League gets a friendly letter from a bunch of lawyers.

So, American citizens, already used to a country where waiters aren’t allowed to sing “Happy Birthday” as they bring the cake to the table, have learned to accept “The Big Game” as a royalty-free synonym for “The Super Bowl (TM)”.

Guess what the NFL is doing now.

Bonus fact from Coyote Blog: Basketball coach Pat Riley owns the trademark to the word “Three-peat.”

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  1. Posted February 23, 2007 at 2:07 pm | Permalink

    Clicking that link gets me an error message that says “This search session has expired.” Although I can deduce what it says.

    The story about the NFL coming down on a church group that wants to have a public viewing of a FOOTBALL GAME THAT IS ON TELEVISION FOR FREE is absolutely ridiculous. I’d boycott the NFL if I didn’t already think football was stupid.


  2. Posted February 23, 2007 at 2:12 pm | Permalink

    Whoops, link fixed. Thanks.


  3. Rubrick
    Posted February 23, 2007 at 6:42 pm | Permalink

    If only we could get everyone to standardize on calling it “That Dumbass Event”. Either the NFL lets it slide or we get to watch them try to trademark it. In both scenarios, the public wins.


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