Marshawn Lynch, Danica Patrick, and Charles Haley are still making headlines after the Super Bowl with some occasionally shrewd, and occasionally not so shrewd moves. Lynch, for one, has filed an application to trademark his “I’m just here so I won’t get fined” catchphrase, while Danica Patrick has spoken out to defend her un-aired Super Bowl commercial and Charles Haley has said that ‘cheating’ Tom Brady’s Super Bowls were all tainted now.
Marshawn Lynch and ‘Fines’
Marshawn Lynch fielded almost 30 questions on the Super Bowl media day — and answered them all with the identical response: “I’m just here so I won’t get fined.”
The phrase became somewhat famous, and now the Seattle Seahawks player has decided to try and make money off his reticence. He’s filed an application with the US Patent and Trademark Office to trademark the phrase.
The move would allow him control over baseball caps, athletic shirts, beanies, hooded and fleece pullovers, hoodie sweatshirts, long- and short-sleeved T-shirts, and track jackets which are sold with the phrase “I’m just here so I won’t get fined” printed on them.
The move isn’t new for Lynch. His portfolio so far also includes trademarks on the phrases “About That Action, Boss” and “Beast Mode” — the former being one of his few comments in the runup to the Big Game. He’s maintained he’s all about the action on the field, that is what people with Super Bowl tickets have come to see, rather than talking on a podium.
Lynch is apparently contemplating retirement after he finishes his four-year and $31 million contract playing for the Seahawks.
Danica Patrick Defends Her Pulled Ads
Danica Patrick holds the record as the celebrity who has appeared in the largest number of Super Bowl ads in history. However, after animal rights groups criticized this year’s GoDaddy commercial — which talked about selling pets online — the company pulled it, and it didn’t run. Now Patrick has spoken out to defend the ad.
Speaking at the Daytona 500 media day, the racing driver said they simply thought it was a “really funny” joke, and it was simply that people nowadays had an opinion on everything, especially when you get into “that world of animal rights or tree rights, or whatever rights.”
Pet lovers found the commercial offensive while others suggested the spot (which showed a lost puppy that managed to get home, and was then sold online using a website built with GoDaddy) promoted online pet sales.
Patrick said that she is a dog lover and had purchased her miniature Siberian husky online.
Charles Haley Says ‘Cheat’ Tom Brady’s Super Bowls are Tainted
Charles Haley, who won a record winning five Super Bowls while playing, also recently told Talk of Fame that Tom Brady’s record will always be tainted by “Deflategate,” where it was discovered that 12 New England Patriots footballs were underinflated in the first half of the game.
“Nobody believes it was by accident,” Haley said. Compared with Joe Montana, Haley said, “Joe did not have to cheat.” He continued and explained that once a player’s integrity has been challenged in football, “all his Super Bowls are tainted.”
Haley said that the scandal is going to come back and haunt Brady some day, even if the league doesn’t punish him. He added that he hoped the truth of what actually happened would come out, so the mystery would be gone.