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Super Bowl L...err, 50

Posted June 5th, 2014 @ 11:18am

Yes, this is a story. The NFL has decided that Super Bowl 50 will be without the Roman numeral "L."  Why? From Slate:

It’s not because remembering the values of Roman numerals is hard on the average Super Bowl watcher’s brain, the NFL is more concerned that it’s not easy enough on the eye. The NFL is big on aesthetics apparently. Come to think of it, “Super Bowl L” isn’t all that easy on the tongue either.

Remember back in the good ol' days when every league was concerned how its championship looked? Hey NFL, you MIGHT be overthinking this.  But I'm sure the marketing company you paid $500,000 are psyched you did.


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