Mar 14, 2012; Louisville, KY, USA; Kentucky Wildcats forward Anthony Davis (23) speaks during a press conference for the second round of the 2012 NCAA men's basketball tournament at the KFC Yum! Center.
Anthony Davis, the presumptive No. 1 pick in Thursday's NBA draft, is known for his connected eyebrows as much as for his basketball talent. Davis trademarked the phrases “Fear The Brow” and “Raise The Brow” earlier this month. “I don't want anyone to try to grow a unibrow because of me and then try to make money off of it,” Davis told CNBC. “Me and my family decided to trademark it because it's very unique.” Good idea! Here are some other athlete body parts we'd like to see trademarked.
Brian Wilson's beard
The San Francisco Giants closer is a three-time All-Star who led the league in saves in 2011, but his real claim to fame is a spectacular beard that has its own Facebook page. "Fear the Beard" t-shirts are popular in San Francisco.
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Michael Jordan's tongue
Before Jordan, you never saw basketball players stick out their tongue when they went to work. Since then, many NBA players have mimicked his look, not to mention all the Jordan wannabes in pickup games at your local gym. That shouldn't be allowed. Only one player in history has looked cool with his tongue out, because he's the only one who could lick any and all competition.
Troy Polamalu's hair
The Steelers All-Pro safety is already profiting off his long Samoan locks, thanks to an endorsement deal with Head and Shoulders. Proctor and Gamble even took out a $1 million insurance policy on Polamalu's hair. "This reinforces that my full and thick hair is unstoppable," he said in a press release. All righty, then.
Tim Tebow's knee
As Tim Tebow was leading the Denver Broncos to one improbable victory after another last season, his prayerful pose became a national sensation. So, of course, several folks tried to trademark the term "Tebowing" before Tebow himself kneed them out of the way.
Antonio Alfonseca's sixth finger
Alfonseca, who spent 10 seasons as a major-league relief pitcher and led the league in saves in 2000, has a condition called polydactyly, meaning he has an extra digit on each of his hands and toes. Nicknamed "El Pulpo" (The Octopus), Alfonseca took pride in his extra fingers but stressed they didn't affect his pitching since the sixth finger never touched the ball. Anyway, he has twice as many fingers as Mordecai "Three Fingers" Brown, a Hall of Fame pitcher of the early 20th century.
Michael Strahan's gap teeth
One of the greatest pass rushers in NFL history, Strahan has a distinctive smile that on most people would look funny, but on him it looks damn good. We're not just saying that because he now works for FOX NFL Sunday. We're saying it because he might sack us otherwise.
Mike Tyson's face tattoo
Let's face it, if Tyson doesn't trademark that scary face tat now, he'll regret it. Because everyone's getting them now. Trust us. You'd look great with one.
Ronnie Lott's missing finger
Legend has it that Lott, the Hall of Fame safety for the San Francisco 49ers, cut off part of his left pinky in the locker room during a game after the finger was broken on the field. He actually had the tip of the pinky amputated after the season, but the point is the same: This is one tough dude.
Curt Schilling's ankle
The Red Sox pitcher won two playoff games during Boston's World Series run in 2004 despite a ruptured tendon sheath on his right ankle. Held together by stitches, the ankle bled throughout the games but Schilling still helped end the BoSox's 86-year title drought. His bloody sock is now in the Hall of Fame, but for some reason he hasn't trademarked the term "Bloody Sock" or even started a band with that name.