Originally posted by ChaunceyGardner:
Originally posted by BrianGO:
Originally posted by ninerjok:The NFL just announced Superbowl fifty will be just that, '50' instead of the Roman numeral 'L'. The SB 50 committee successfully lobbied for this one-time change mostly due to the letter L association with "loser." We just pwned Roger Gestapell haha!
That's too bad. It's a sign of the times I guess.
It's the equivalent of banning the use of the word "b***h" at the Westminster dog show, something you would do for an audience of children. Kinda sad that the NFL feels its viewers aren't mature enough for a roman numeral "L".
That super bowl trophy will look weird next to all the other ones at 4949 Centenial.
Yes, the trophy will look odd next to the other 6 with Roman numerals. It's sad that the previous 49 other SB's were or will all have been represented by a Roman numeral and this one won't be. All because L is supposedly associated with
Interesting how concern for immature High School name calling overrules a half century of tradition. Rather weak-minded if you ask me. In this case "L" represents 50
losing or losers. Only uncultured (i.e. unaware of, or too lazy to learn about, classical history) morons couldn't wrap their brains around that.