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NFL Says The 50th Super Bowl Will Officially Be Known As “Super Bowl 50”

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The NFL instead of using a roman number for ’50’ for Super Bowl 50 (which by the way is the letter “L”) the league will use the number 50.

It’s the first time the league will use numbers instead of Roman numerals, which the league has been using since Super Bowl V in 1971.

So why the change? It looks better.

“When we developed the Super Bowl XL logo, that was the first time we looked at the letter ‘L,'” Jaime Weston, the league’s vice president of brand and creative said.

“Up until that point, we had only worked with X’s, V’s and I’s. And, at that moment, that’s when we started to wonder what will happen when we get to 50?”

So pleasing to the eyes is more important than a 45-year tradition. So be it.

4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. Ryan

    June 5, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    I feel like creatively the NFL designers could have come up with a cool looking logo, even with the L. It just seems like its too much of a breach of tradition.

  2. Perry Singer

    June 14, 2014 at 11:06 pm

    It’s moving better
    Modern look and feel.
    Congratulations…. such a brilliant idea’

  3. mco65

    July 28, 2014 at 9:24 am

    50 certainly looks better than L but for my money, I would simply use the year vs any numbers. Super Bowl 2015, etc.

  4. Garry Baybayan

    August 4, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    It seems that Super Bowl is more popular with the Year nowadays. Like Super Bowl 2014 and even super bowl 2015

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