Ohio State has filed a trademark application for the word “The”

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  1. biggator6

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    Would be awesome if it was denied.
     
    • gatorfan81

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      But if they win everytime a movie a football team use the before anything..... money
       
      • CGgater

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        Taking the entitlement mentality to a whole new level.

        Oh, and there’s an 80’s alternative band, The The, who might have a comment on the subject.
         
        • Swamp Donkey

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          Filing a trademark doesnt mean much. You still have to successfully defend the trademark in court should someone else use it and allegedly infringe. Just filing doesnt mean much.

          People have trademarked common words, colors, objects of all sorts, recorded land records claims that X granted them their interest in the moon or whatever.

          Just filing means you are putting people on notice that you claim something. It doesnt mean you win in court, by any stretch of the imagination.
           
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          • fischerwood

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            What a joke
             
            • biggator6

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              this is the day... Ohio State will go away... (sung to the tune of 'this is the day'.. by the aforementioned The The)
               
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                They should probably seek a trademark on pasty-white, fat coeds. I'm sure Michigan will fight it, and have some solid evidence of their own. But I still like their chances.
                 
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                  i think the only real 'The' is The George Washington University
                   
                • Swamp Donkey

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                  Iowa? Wisconsin?

                  I think this is going to be a Battle Royale.
                   
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                    An old friend of mine went to school in Madison and I don't remember it being quite as bad. No idea on Iowa. Can't imagine it's great though.
                     
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                    Seems like a good place for one of these...TROY SMITH SACKED AGAIN!

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                      THE joke in Ohio. :bwahaha:
                       
                      • Ancient Reptile

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                        Can UF trademark this?
                         
                        • gatorev12

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                          It's not. Dad went there on a wrestling scholarship and he always would comment that Florida had a "far, far superior" coed scene.

                          Never went to WI, but most of the rest of the Big 10 is garbage too.
                           
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                            Pretty sure Earl left his trademark on Troy Smith.
                             
                            • Ancient Reptile

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                              Spent part of a sabbatical at UW Madison and really like the university and the town, but the coeds are certainly not eye candy.
                              Had a colleague from Michigan who worked fifty minutes at theoretical physics and then spent the ten minutes of class break standing on the balcony admiring our coeds.
                               
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                                At one point in the college selection process, my son expressed an interest in visiting Purdue. So, off we went in February of '18 to check it out. (For some reason, Mrs. G, a Florida native, declined to go to northern Indiana in February, but was all over the UF trip the following April.) While I was very impressed by the school, my son was not so. While eating lunch in one of their dining halls, I found out why. After we had sat there for a half hour or so, he leaned over the table and whispered, "Dad, have you noticed the girls here are not very attractive?" I had to admit that he was not wrong. Fast forward two months and about a half hour into the UF tour, where I noticed his head constantly turning left and right, usually in relation to an attractive young lady in shorts and a tank top, he looks at me and says, "I could see myself going here; it's really chill."
                                 
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                                  I'm trying to be charitable here, but I honestly can't think of many Big 10 schools with attractive girls. Maaaybe Penn State belongs in the conversation, but that's about it; and even they don't hold a candle to SEC girls. For damn sure it isn't anywhere else though.
                                   
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                                    But have you really had a good look at corn fed Nebraska girls?
                                     

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