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Super Bowl Hyperbole

Discussion in 'Sports Programming and Events' started by Nick, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

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    Heads up – the NFL is watching you...

    Beware of writing or even uttering the words "super" and "bowl" next to each other around this time of year. The NFL has proclaimed that it is "absolutely entitled..." to control who can utter (the Unutterable Phrase) and when it can be uttered.

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  2. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    Thinks are really less than SUPER when organizations can BOWL you over with such rules...
     
  3. MysteryMan

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    Super Bowl......Super Bowl......Super Bowl......now what are they going to do about it! :rolleyes:
     
  4. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    That'll be $30 for copyright infringement please.... !rolling
     
  5. TheRatPatrol

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    How stupid is this? Fine then, if we can't say Super Bowl, maybe we won't watch either. :rolleyes:
     
  6. hdtvfan0001

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    I had a Super Bowl of soup yesterday...
     
  7. MysteryMan

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    That would be cruel and unusual punishment seeing how there won't be cheerleaders at this years game.
     
  8. pfp

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    I had a super bowel movement this morning.
     
  9. Stewart Vernon

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    Such trademarks are really not enforceable when they are regular/common words.

    For example... the game Monopoly... I can use the word "monopoly" all I want... but I can't make and sell a board game called "monopoly."

    Similarly... I couldn't hold a sporting event and call it the Super Bowl... that makes sense... but stopping me from using those words for other things, especially non-football things that wouldn't be confused with the NFL's trademark? Non-enforceable.
     
  10. codespy

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    Around here on the radio, they started calling it the "Big Game" on WTMJ....the flagship station that carries the Packer games themselves!

    Speaking of Big Games....here is the pic after the Big Game last Sunday:
     

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  11. n3ntj

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    All I can say is "SUPER BOWL!!!" Enough of this "big game" crap.
     
  12. tcusta00

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    Did you guys (the ones that are all up-in-arms about not being able to say Super Bowl) actually read the article? Specifically this part:

    Yeah, this doesn't apply to us. I know the NFL is a big bad organization that deserves to be crucified for its evils but.... RTFA.
     
  13. koji68

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    RTFA = Read the forementioned article. Right?
     
  14. tcusta00

    tcusta00 Active Member

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    Something like that. :)
     
  15. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    3 out of 4 aint bad.
     
  16. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

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    Just say "5up3r 8ow!" -- they'll never figure it out! :D
     
  17. tcusta00

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    Or... we can just say Super Bowl because nothing precludes us from doing so.

    Or we can just keep pretending the NFL actually has these ridiculous rules that don't actually apply to 99% of the populous, because we think it's funny.
     
  18. sigma1914

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    FUD isn't funny, it's just is funny to say it.
     
  19. hdtvfan0001

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    Ordered this 2 days ago...wearing it now... I'd hate to be non-sanctioned... :D

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