Friday, May 20, 2011

If hockey blogs were written by copyright lawyers

May 20, 2011
Without predjudice

The following commentary was written so as to satisfy the expectations and demands of copyright lawyers who are paid handsomely to monitor and litigate trademark violations against the parties referred to herein, to wit: I was watching a sporting event being broadcast on an electronic entertainment device located in the living quarters of the enclosed structure where I reside. The contest involved two formations of athletic participants whose collective aggregations are based in the eastern portion of one of two continental land masses named for late 15th/early 16th century explorer, navigator and cartographer Amerigo Vespucci (I hope none of Vespucci's descendants settled in Lasalle - if they hear this, I'll get a cease and desist letter by noon).
I was unable to maintain consciousness for the entire occurence, owing to my failure to visit a refreshment establishment named for a former professional hockey defenceman, where the lineups of gas and diesel-powered motor vehicles extend for considerable distances because of the distinct allure of a hot beverage that is highly caffeinated. It has been brought to my attention, however, that the players wearing the white jerseys with black trim emerged victorious, giving them the advantage in pursuit of a silver trophy donated by the former representative of the empire that oversaw the colonial territory prior to its formation as a federation of provincial bodies.
According to information gleaned for a desktop electronic processsor designed to accept data, perform prescribed mathematical and logical operations at high speed and display the results of those operations, Game 4 goes tomorrow afternoon in Tampa.


  1. Ted,
    I'm curious - what prompted you to write this article? Did you actually receive a letter from some lawyers? If you did then perhaps we can exchange the letters because I also received a demand letter for my writing about amateur football.

  2. @Zbig a Montreal restaurant was fined by the NHL for displaying a picture with a logo of a Montreal pro hockey team with a word that rhymes with crab beneath it.