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The NFL Abandons Roman Numerals

Posted June 5th, 2014 @ 6:24am

She was looking kind of dumb with her finger and her thumb in the shape of an "L"on her forehead. -- Smash Mouth, lyrics to their hit song "All Star"


The "L" is not necessarily the best Roman numeral, and after 73 tries at a logo, the NFL has given up. For the 2016 Super Bowl, instead of the Roman numeral representative of '50,' they'll use the regular old number.

The league says it will go back to Roman numerals for the 51st Super Bowl in 2017, but does 'LI' really work any better? (How many will simply call it a "lie?")

Plus, we're getting dangerously close to numbers the average person can't decipher, if we haven't already arrived there.


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