Tuesday, May 21, 2013

It's time for the Super Bowl to ditch the Roman numerals already

The big news of the day is that the NFL has just decided to play the 50th Super Bowl in the San Francisco Bay area in 2016.  But the stupid thing about it is the fact that it is referred to as "Super Bowl L."  And even stupider is "Super Bowl LI," chosen to take place in Houston in 2017.  Nice job NFL opening the door to a bunch of idiotic Chinese jokes.

Back when I was 9 years old I had an awesome Patriots vs. Bears Super Bowl XX shirt (very similar to the one pictured).  And ten years later when the Cowboys and Steelers met in Super Bowl XXX, the Roman numerals were still pretty cool.  But you know what isn't cool?  Trying to figure of what next year's Super Bowl XLVIII is.  The numbers are just too big now, and nobody knows what they are anymore.  Get over yourself NFL.



  1. Roman numerals with only X's are cool, but everything else is stupid? The numbers are way too big now? Get over yourself NFL? Sigh... I guess everyone is entitled to their own opinion.

    Personally, I like the Roman Numerals. They're classic and hold a sense of tradition instead of catering to the dumbing down of America. I could do without those bland silver Super Bowl logos that the NFL started using a couple years ago though.

  2. Valid points. But honestly what % of people know what XLVIII is?


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