NFL punts in “Big game”

The NFL is a lot of things, but I never thought it was stupid. It turns out that it isn’t. The Sports Blognfl.jpg reports:

Remember that stupid effort by the NFL to trademark the phrase “Big Game,” even though everyone knows the phrase has, for more than a century, been used referring to the Cal-Stanford rivalry?

Well, the NFL has dropped its bid.

Smart.

UPDATE:  “Repeat after me: TRADEMARKS ARE NOT “WORD PATENTS”

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3 thoughts on “NFL punts in “Big game”

  1. On this side of the Mississippi (East) the Big Game is uniformly known as the Ohio State v. Michigan game. Never knew of a Cal-Stanford rivalry and I make sure to get a healthy dose of ESPN on a semi-regular basis

  2. “Trademarks are not word patents”. Well said. I like the sound of that. If they were, the value of the word patent that you created would be quite high indeed.

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