Wednesday, June 4, 2014

NFL takes my advice, decides to call 2016 Super Bowl "50" instead of "L"

A little over a year ago I wrote the following about how much I hate the Roman numerals in Super Bowl logos:

"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'...  
Back when I was 9 years old I had an awesome Patriots vs. Bears Super Bowl XX shirt.  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."

Today the league admitted the "L" is dumb, and released the logo for the 50th Super Bowl.  Unfortunately they also said it will just be a one year change, and that they'll go back to Roman numerals the next year for #51 (LI).

I guess we'll just have to accept the baby steps for now, but probably don't go pre-ordering any Super Bowl LIX t-shirts.

 And that's 59, not 69, get your mind out of the gutter!

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