Saints rivalry with Buccaneers has added wrinkle to it

Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneesrs, Marshon Lattimore, New Orleans Saints
Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneesrs, Marshon Lattimore, New Orleans Saints / Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

The rivalry between the New Orleans Saints and Tampa Bay Buccaneers has heated up in recent years. Now, Saints fans have a new reason to be heated at the Bucs.

The rivalry New Orleans Saints have with the Atlanta Falcons has historically been the fiercest when it comes to the division. Lately though, games between the Saints and fellow NFC South foe Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been extra physical in recent years, with the player-to-player rivalry between Marshon Lattimore and Mike Evans being a particular highlight.

Now, the Saints and Buccaneers have another layer to the rivalry that has absolutely nothing to do with football.

A battle over a trademark of all things has been initiated, and it all has to do with the word "KREWE".

The majority of NFL news as it pertains to trademarks has been centered around the Washington Commanders, and their apparent inability to be able to maintain a trademark for their own name. It's a problem that's been going on for years now for that franchise among a littany of others.

The Saint wish to trademark the term for their cheer squad, and it doesn't appear the Buccaneers are budging. The Bucs case is centered around a reference to "pirate crew/krewe", while the Saints attest that "krewe" that has been centered around Mardi Gras since the 1800s.

It's honestly kind of crazy that this is what's newsworthy in the NFL this time of year, especially for the New Orleans Saints. However, with the dog days of summer approaching, we'll take what we can get to start a decent chin-wiggle around the water cooler, or anywhere else. It'll be interesting to see what becomes of this off-the-field battle, but for now, we're just a little more jazzed up for these two teams to meet on the field.