Whose Big Game Is It?

I find it a tad disconcerting that while we're in March, with college basketball approaching its apex and baseball preparing to start its season, that ESPN still leads with NFL stories. I wish they would take a breather and allow us to enjoy some other sports for at least a couple of months. Maybe the following story will encourage us to get over the NFL.

It seems that the NFL is trying to trademark the phrase "The Big Game."

Apparently they aren't content with shutting down churches' parties. They're now going to shut down anyone who even wants to acknowledge that the game exists. Talk about the No Fun League. I understand trying to protect a trademark, but the league needs to get over themselves. But it might be done for them.

The Cal/Stanford college football rivalry has been known as The Big Game for more than 100 years. While the NFL claims it wouldn't take issue with their usage of the phrase, the colleges have begun litigation to fight the trademark request.

It should be noted that I am in the process of trademarking the following words:

  • a
  • an
  • the
  • is
  • cheese
  • formulamatic

If you're good to me, I might ignore your trademark infringement.