November 13, 2012
Before the most recent NBA draft, number one overall pick Anthony Davis decided to trademark the phrases “fear the brow” and “raise the brow” due to his distinguishing uni-brow. Davis wasn’t out to make a bundle of money for himself, but when random people began producing merchandise with in which they used Davis’ and specifically mentioned his eyebrow, Davis decided to lock some phrases down.
Why mention Davis? Well, another athlete with a popular nickname has decided to follow in Davis’ footsteps. Johnny Manziel, the quarterback for the Texas A&M Aggies, who is commonly known as Johnny Football, wants to trademark his nickname. Manziel has been great this season, and with the popularity he has gained on campus, he also picked up the nickname “Johnny Football”. Not surprisingly, everyone and their mother wants to make a buck making merchandise using the Johnny Football name, so the Manziel family in tandem with the university is working to trademark the name. Due to NCAA rules, the family cannot produce or sell any merchandise with the name “Johnny Football” if they want Manziel to retain his eligibility.
Authentic Store Buzz: Pro League Authentics has just come out with a new exclusive line of apparel. The Legends Line- Wilt Chamberlain. A fan of Wilt the Stilt, The Big Dipper, or maybe you just know him as Mr. 100. Wilt Chamberlain was a basketball legend, considered by many to be the most athletic and talented player to ever strut onto the NBA hardwood. The big man, who wore number 13 and was famous for wearing the sweatband on his head, once dropped 100 points in Hershey, PA. PLA has the exclusive line of shirts of the Wilt Chamberlain line. For more information check out the shirts here: http://www.facebook.com/proleagueauthentics?fref=ts
As the NFL season continues, PLA continues to provide a great selection of authentic NIKE NFL jerseys including the newest one, a home blue Andrew Luck jersey. In fact, PLA is now offering 50% off on any NIKE NFL jerseys. All are authentic. Check our selection out on our website, call up the store to inquire, or keep track of our Facebook Page and Twitter feed for daily updates.
Authentically Speaking Trivia Time: What shade of blue was used in the Houston Oilers jerseys? Answer to come Tomorrow.
Thursday’s answer: The New York Titans.