February 03, 2006

A Game by Any Other Name Sells as Sweet: Call it the Championship, the Big Kahuna and, most certainly, the Big Game. It doesn't matter what you call the Super Bowl. Unless you're an advertiser. Then, actually, it does.

posted by justgary to football at 12:35 AM - 9 comments

Notice how in my post (above yours), I made no mention of the Stupor Brawl, err, S**** B***. XL. I like XL.

posted by worldcup2002 at 01:01 AM on February 03, 2006

You learn quickly wc2002.

posted by justgary at 02:03 AM on February 03, 2006

Those guys who portray football players in the commercials look so corny, they look like regular guys they find off the street. Goes to show you that just to be a fat NFL player you still have to be in some kind of shape.

posted by mcgriff67 at 07:38 AM on February 03, 2006

Just don't call it the flamin' "World Championship".

posted by salmacis at 11:54 AM on February 03, 2006

Well, you can't just call it the Middle American Championship. Manifest destiny knows no boundaries, my friend.

posted by worldcup2002 at 01:24 PM on February 03, 2006

Heck, lets just be original- call it the UNIVERSAL chmpionship and see if any teams from Betelgeuse show up to challenge them...

posted by don-peyote at 03:34 PM on February 03, 2006

Soon, if not already, the entire contents of Webster's' dictionary will be copyrighted so we can't "borrow their equity" . Car makers have started using foreign words as if we don't have enough English words. I like XL and the progression for the next few years. I hope we get a good game and not a "SORRY BLOWOUT"

posted by kosmicdebris at 07:06 PM on February 03, 2006

All this was begun by the Supreme Court decision that allowed the creator of the board game "Anti-Monopoly" to co-opt the Monopoly trademark because Parker Brothers' wasn't diligent enough in pestering imitators and de facto infringers.

posted by L.N. Smithee at 08:26 PM on February 03, 2006

don, kosmic, LN, I'm liking all your comments. Funny, geeky, knowledgeable. Good stuff. Thanks!

posted by worldcup2002 at 11:07 PM on February 03, 2006

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