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(Comcast SportsNet NE)   A game, a starting time, a commercial, Fox TV, and a boob: How the AFL/NFL championship game became The Superb Owl   (csnne.com) divider line 17
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2014-02-02 09:04:18 AM
Why is this Superb Owl a thing I don't get?
 
2014-02-02 09:13:19 AM
 
2014-02-02 09:41:37 AM

BunkyBrewman: Mangoose: Why is this Superb Owl a thing I don't get?

This will explain it:

http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/432521/januar y- 27-2014/superb-owl-xlviii


Thanks. I too have been forced away from entertainment and it it weren't for FARK, I'd never know anything.
 
2014-02-02 11:01:12 AM

edmo: BunkyBrewman: Mangoose: Why is this Superb Owl a thing I don't get?

This will explain it:

http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/432521/januar y- 27-2014/superb-owl-xlviii

Thanks. I too have been forced away from entertainment and it it weren't for FARK, I'd never know anything.


It's been around far longer than the Colbert skit, as a sort of way of pointing out that the NFL will sue your balls off if they perceive you using the phrase "Super Bowl" in any way that can be remotely described as commercial.
 
2014-02-02 11:56:28 AM

jake_lex: edmo: BunkyBrewman: Mangoose: Why is this Superb Owl a thing I don't get?

This will explain it:

http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/432521/januar y- 27-2014/superb-owl-xlviii

Thanks. I too have been forced away from entertainment and it it weren't for FARK, I'd never know anything.

It's been around far longer than the Colbert skit, as a sort of way of pointing out that the NFL will sue your balls off if they perceive you using the phrase "Super Bowl" in any way that can be remotely described as commercial.


Which is why some local TV stations are calling it "The Big Game" during their newscasts, rather than incur the wrath of the NFL for even hinting that they are making any money off the name "Super Bowl" by running commercials immediately before and/or after a segment mentioning the Superb Owl, especially if they are an affiliate of the networks NOT carrying the Superb Owl.
 
2014-02-02 11:58:42 AM

jake_lex: edmo: BunkyBrewman: Mangoose: Why is this Superb Owl a thing I don't get?

This will explain it:

http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/432521/januar y- 27-2014/superb-owl-xlviii

Thanks. I too have been forced away from entertainment and it it weren't for FARK, I'd never know anything.

It's been around far longer than the Colbert skit, as a sort of way of pointing out that the NFL will sue your balls off if they perceive you using the phrase "Super Bowl" in any way that can be remotely described as commercial.


Maybe on reader boards for shot & beer joints, but it never got any traction until Colbert.

I can't do a timeline search on mobile to confirm this, to see the prevelance of the term over the past decade.
 
2014-02-02 12:01:38 PM

ClavellBCMI: Which is why some local TV stations are calling it "The Big Game" during their newscasts, rather than incur the wrath of the NFL for even hinting that they are making any money off the name "Super Bowl" by running commercials immediately before and/or after a segment mentioning the Superb Owl, especially if they are an affiliate of the networks NOT carrying the Superb Owl.


It's ridiculous that news outlets would concern themselves with such a thing. I saw an article about it yesterday, in which they mentioned (I think) the Boston Globe, among others, avoiding the phrase Super Bowl in news content. You would think that media operations would have access to lawyers who understand elementary trademark law, but apparently not.
 
2014-02-02 12:51:40 PM
i.imgur.com

\ Ya'll FARKers are slippin'. :P
 
2014-02-02 12:58:20 PM

BMulligan: ClavellBCMI: Which is why some local TV stations are calling it "The Big Game" during their newscasts, rather than incur the wrath of the NFL for even hinting that they are making any money off the name "Super Bowl" by running commercials immediately before and/or after a segment mentioning the Superb Owl, especially if they are an affiliate of the networks NOT carrying the Superb Owl.

It's ridiculous that news outlets would concern themselves with such a thing. I saw an article about it yesterday, in which they mentioned (I think) the Boston Globe, among others, avoiding the phrase Super Bowl in news content. You would think that media operations would have access to lawyers who understand elementary trademark law, but apparently not.


Talk to the litigation-happy NFL lawyers, who will sue if, in ANY way, shape, or form, you make *any* money on *anything* that even *mentions* the Superb Owl (to include game-unrelated advertising featured immediately before, during, or after said mention of the Superb Owl) without the prior, written, permission of the NFL.
 
2014-02-02 01:17:35 PM

ClavellBCMI: BMulligan: ClavellBCMI: Which is why some local TV stations are calling it "The Big Game" during their newscasts, rather than incur the wrath of the NFL for even hinting that they are making any money off the name "Super Bowl" by running commercials immediately before and/or after a segment mentioning the Superb Owl, especially if they are an affiliate of the networks NOT carrying the Superb Owl.

It's ridiculous that news outlets would concern themselves with such a thing. I saw an article about it yesterday, in which they mentioned (I think) the Boston Globe, among others, avoiding the phrase Super Bowl in news content. You would think that media operations would have access to lawyers who understand elementary trademark law, but apparently not.

Talk to the litigation-happy NFL lawyers, who will sue if, in ANY way, shape, or form, you make *any* money on *anything* that even *mentions* the Superb Owl (to include game-unrelated advertising featured immediately before, during, or after said mention of the Superb Owl) without the prior, written, permission of the NFL.


I'm aware of no such lawsuit in the context of non-commercial use - and any such suit would be dismissed pursuant to a Rule 12(b)(6) motion before that expensive lawyer's signature on the complaint was dry. Trademark law doesn't work that way.
 
2014-02-02 01:49:17 PM
My wife made a superb owl for this year's game.  i.imgur.com
 
2014-02-02 02:01:35 PM

BMulligan: ClavellBCMI: BMulligan: ClavellBCMI: Which is why some local TV stations are calling it "The Big Game" during their newscasts, rather than incur the wrath of the NFL for even hinting that they are making any money off the name "Super Bowl" by running commercials immediately before and/or after a segment mentioning the Superb Owl, especially if they are an affiliate of the networks NOT carrying the Superb Owl.

It's ridiculous that news outlets would concern themselves with such a thing. I saw an article about it yesterday, in which they mentioned (I think) the Boston Globe, among others, avoiding the phrase Super Bowl in news content. You would think that media operations would have access to lawyers who understand elementary trademark law, but apparently not.

Talk to the litigation-happy NFL lawyers, who will sue if, in ANY way, shape, or form, you make *any* money on *anything* that even *mentions* the Superb Owl (to include game-unrelated advertising featured immediately before, during, or after said mention of the Superb Owl) without the prior, written, permission of the NFL.

I'm aware of no such lawsuit in the context of non-commercial use - and any such suit would be dismissed pursuant to a Rule 12(b)(6) motion before that expensive lawyer's signature on the complaint was dry. Trademark law doesn't work that way.


Oh, then that's alright then. Go ahead and use it. Go right ahead. We'll stand right here.
 
2014-02-02 02:03:59 PM

rjakobi: BMulligan: ClavellBCMI: BMulligan: ClavellBCMI: Which is why some local TV stations are calling it "The Big Game" during their newscasts, rather than incur the wrath of the NFL for even hinting that they are making any money off the name "Super Bowl" by running commercials immediately before and/or after a segment mentioning the Superb Owl, especially if they are an affiliate of the networks NOT carrying the Superb Owl.

It's ridiculous that news outlets would concern themselves with such a thing. I saw an article about it yesterday, in which they mentioned (I think) the Boston Globe, among others, avoiding the phrase Super Bowl in news content. You would think that media operations would have access to lawyers who understand elementary trademark law, but apparently not.

Talk to the litigation-happy NFL lawyers, who will sue if, in ANY way, shape, or form, you make *any* money on *anything* that even *mentions* the Superb Owl (to include game-unrelated advertising featured immediately before, during, or after said mention of the Superb Owl) without the prior, written, permission of the NFL.

I'm aware of no such lawsuit in the context of non-commercial use - and any such suit would be dismissed pursuant to a Rule 12(b)(6) motion before that expensive lawyer's signature on the complaint was dry. Trademark law doesn't work that way.

Oh, then that's alright then. Go ahead and use it. Go right ahead. We'll stand right here.


I think the vast majority of news organizations do exactly that.
 
2014-02-02 02:54:24 PM
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2014-02-02 03:03:23 PM
FWIW, I first saw Superb Owl on 4chan.
 
2014-02-02 03:36:35 PM

ClavellBCMI: jake_lex: edmo: BunkyBrewman: Mangoose: Why is this Superb Owl a thing I don't get?

This will explain it:

http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/432521/januar y- 27-2014/superb-owl-xlviii

Thanks. I too have been forced away from entertainment and it it weren't for FARK, I'd never know anything.

It's been around far longer than the Colbert skit, as a sort of way of pointing out that the NFL will sue your balls off if they perceive you using the phrase "Super Bowl" in any way that can be remotely described as commercial.

Which is why some local TV stations are calling it "The Big Game" during their newscasts, rather than incur the wrath of the NFL for even hinting that they are making any money off the name "Super Bowl" by running commercials immediately before and/or after a segment mentioning the Superb Owl, especially if they are an affiliate of the networks NOT carrying the Superb Owl.


I believe they also tried to trademark "The Big Game".
 
2014-02-03 02:03:21 PM

Goimir: jake_lex: edmo: BunkyBrewman: Mangoose: Why is this Superb Owl a thing I don't get?

This will explain it:

http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/432521/januar y- 27-2014/superb-owl-xlviii

Thanks. I too have been forced away from entertainment and it it weren't for FARK, I'd never know anything.

It's been around far longer than the Colbert skit, as a sort of way of pointing out that the NFL will sue your balls off if they perceive you using the phrase "Super Bowl" in any way that can be remotely described as commercial.

Maybe on reader boards for shot & beer joints, but it never got any traction until Colbert.

I can't do a timeline search on mobile to confirm this, to see the prevelance of the term over the past decade.


This'll do.
http://www.google.com/trends/explore#q=superb%20owl
 
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