Today, in making a buck

His NCAA career over, Davin Bellamy has applied to trademark the phrase “Humble Yourself”.

If issued, although the process will likely take a few months, the trademark would allow Bellamy and only Bellamy to be able to profit from using “Humble yourself” on various clothing apparel and other merchandise.

Given his status as a Georgia graduate getting set to enter the NFL draft, any revenue will not have any effect on his NCAA eligibility.

The only thing, then, that separates Bellamy’s commercial enterprise from causing him a problem is timing.  The message, the player, the money… everything else is the same.  That this makes sense to anyone is strange to me.

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12 responses to “Today, in making a buck

  1. Dylan Dreyer's Booty

    It only makes sense because it can’t be punished. NCAA policy is still as goofy as ever, but they can’t do anything about it. BTW, I will probably buy some of his stuff just out of appreciation.

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  2. I saw this coming from a mile away, especially after seeing where a couple shops were having t-shirts made within a day of the rose bowl win. Smart move. Get what you can because others already are.

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  3. Uglydawg

    Coming up…Alabama player applies to trademark, “F#X! TRUMP”.

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  4. Debby Balcer

    Good for him for jumping on this before someone else did.

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  5. David K.

    So the biggest rapper alive has the biggest song of the year called “Be Humble” Bellamy jumps on “Humble Yourself?” Besides being sort of lame, I doubt it gains any traction. It’s sort of like trying to trademark “I can’t have any Satisfaction” in 1965.

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  6. Some guy

    Because it’s a rule he agreed to follow….

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  7. The Truth

    Am I the only one with a morbid curiosity of how this might go if he and Baker are drafted by the same NFL team?

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  8. Mayor

    He hasn’t gotten any money yet.

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  9. Even if he only gets a few bucks, good for him.

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