I’m not saying that The Phil Factor is The Official Blog of The #SuperBowl, and I’m not saying it’s not. What I am saying is that I want to get a cease and desist letter from the National Football League’s lawyers.
For those of you not from the States, or from the U.S. but you just don’t care, this weekend is the championship game of the National Football League, otherwise known as the #SuperBowl. I’m hashtagging those words, linking to their site, and making a point of using the phrase ‘Super Bowl’ because the NFL (No Phil League) literally tries to sue anyone who uses the phrase “Super Bowl” without paying them millions of dollars to do so. (I’m putting the words Super Bowl in bold print on the off chance that they’ll be more noticeable when someone from the NFL is looking at the internet.) Some networks even prohibit their announcers from saying Super Bowl out of fear of being sued by the NFL. Comedian Steven Colbert has taken to calling it the Superb Owl.
I call bullshit. I don’t care who you are or what entity you’ve created, no one gets to own words. When I’m elected President, or #SuperBowl MVP (Most Valuable Phil), whichever comes first, I’m going to pass a law stating “No people or corporations can own words.” It’s a stupid idea that someone can own the right to the words #SuperBowl. I’m pretty sure that the words super and bowl were around long before American football. In fact, on Downton Abbey last week Mr. Carson was bringing soup to the Earl and Countess in this big, ornate dish and the Earl said, “Why Mr. Carson! That is the most super bowl I have ever laid my eyes upon!” Downton Abbey happened a hundred years ago, so there’s your proof that someone else used the phrase first.
What if I really do own a super bowl? You know, one of those cool ones with a picture at the bottom that you can’t see until you’ve eaten every drop. That is truly a super bowl. Or what about the people who invented the Perfect Bacon Bowl? That has got to be the superest of bowls. If there were a vote I’m pretty sure that the Bacon Bowl beats out football as the best kind of bowl. I’m also pretty sure that the Bacon Bowl people aren’t going to sue me for mentioning their product. In fact, they might even send me a free Bacon Bowl maker for mentioning it (hint, hint). Click on the video below. The song is a hilariously awesome and may sound more than a little like Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody.
I’m also sure that the folks in the legal marijuana states of Washington and Colorado think their bowls are pretty Super too. Is the NFL going to sue anyone there who says to their smoking buddy “Man, this is one super bowl“?
I’m not afraid to say any word I want. And by the way National Football League, what in the hell makes you so arrogant to think that you have to police the world to make sure no one uses your phrase? I would like to hereby announce that I am legally forbidding anyone from referring to themselves as the official anything of #ThePhilFactor unless I declare it. There you go National Football League. I dare you to declare your #SuperBowl is The Official Super Bowl of The Phil Factor. You know what though? I’m not going to sue you if you do. They’re only words. If you think my blog is so awesome that you want to affiliate yourself with it, great, but it’s going to cost you. In fact, nevermind. The title is already taken. I’m officially declaring that the Perfect Bacon Bowl is The Official Super Bowl of The Phil Factor. And if the Perfect Bacon Bowl people wanted to buy advertising space in my sidebar I’m not opposed to that.
As always, if you enjoy #ThePhilFactor, which is the #SuperBowl of blogs, please share by hitting the Facebook, Twitter, or re-blog button below. Have a great #SuperBowl weekend! ~Phil
Are the commercials for the #superbowl better than the actual game itself? I have often wondered this, even though I don’t watch it, due to being…Australian. That….and I think it’s only available on Foxtel.
Some years the commercials a very entertaining. I don’t know if they’re better than the game but they add to the fun.
Here, our equivalent to the #superbowl would be the AFL Grand final, if we are talking about the money that is poured into the commercials that happen on that day. Hope you enjoy your weekend, Phil. 🙂
Years ago I used to watch a little AFL.
Like this? VFL and AFL are the same, only AFL is nation wide, VFL was just in Victoria. 🙂
Yes, AFL used to be on here about 20 years ago. I haven’t seen it in a long time.
The Super Bowl really stinks
Except there is this place called Pinks
That serve hot dogs any way
Located here in L.A.
There’s lines that form there like a maze
Except on SuperBowl Sundays
So this Sunday my way to Pinks I’m makin’
And I’ll take mine with plenty of bacon.
I consider it an honor that you grace my comments with your prose. It’s much better than insults I suppose.
Yes it is better than
Insults that is true
Anyway how could someone insult
Someone funny as you?
I always eat too much and then the Super Bowl becomes the Supper Bowl.
That’s a good one. Wish I had thought of it!
Its the same with the word superhero.
It’s all about the money.
Is that Bacon Bowl stuff for real?????
Good grief. I’m too weak to throw another shrimp on the barbie …
If you do throw a shrimp on the barbie make sure to wrap it in bacon, or put all your shrimp in a bacon bowl that you can eat when you’re done!
I love this!!!!