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Discussion in 'Chicago Bears' started by The Benjamin, Jun 4, 2014.
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tl;dr - "Superbowl L" looked stupid (which it does), plus 50 is a big anniversary number, so they are opting to switch (ditch) the roman numerals for it, and simply refer to it as "Superbowl 50," but will return to the numerals the next year with SB LI. (i think they should just ditch the numerals all together, since "L" is pretty lame compared to "X," and just go with numbers from here on out.
I agree with that. Using roman numerals on things were big back in the 60's, 70's (watches, clocks, car names, etc.) when the Superbowl was in it early years, but they are not used nearly as much anymore. In fact, roman numerals are barely taught in school anymore. Obviously this is a miniscule topic, but I still agree none the less.
I like the logo above and it would look exceptionally good adjacent to, or in coordination with, a Chicago Bears Logo.
I have no problems with them using a system that isnt taught or learned, i thought the NFL was pretty unique in that regard.
My issue is with how stupid they are going to look:
LI, LII, LIII, LIV, LV, LVI, etc etc.
XI, XII, XIX, XXIX, XVIII etc look cool, but the Ls? nah. And then once you get to the SB 100 (if the NFL lasts that long), you start the whole thing over again, but with C. SB C, CI, CII, CIII, etc. Dumb.
They could say "Screw the Romans" and stick with X's. Super Bowl XXXXX.
There ya' go. The NFL is big enough and wealthy enough to create their own private use of Roman numerals. Frankly I don't care what they do about it. The number 50 looks fine but how about 51 or 52 or 57 or 73? So I'm with you. Just keeping using the Xs. Everybody remembers what value those have.
I don't care what kind of numbers they're using for the big game as long as the Bears are playing.