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NFL Reveals New Logos for Super Bowl 50, Dumps Roman Numerals!



Calm down, traditionalists: The ancient letters-as-numbers concept will be back for Super Bowl LI (that's 51)

After next year, everyone will actually know what number Super Bowl we're on for once. The National Football League released logos for Super Bowl 50 on Wednesday, dropping the Roman numeral regularly associated with the game.

Apparently Super Bowl L didn't work for the NFL, and the numeral was sacked. But don't fret Latin fans: the following year, the Roman numerals will be back for Feb. 2017's Super Bowl LI in Houston.

Roman numerals were first used for Super Bowl V (Jan. 1971). Super Bowl 50, slated for Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, will take place at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.

There were two new logos unveiled on Wednesday: one for national use and one for regional.

The regional logo has local detail, with the trophy flanked by the stadium, and the Transamerica Pyramid, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, San Francisco Ferry Building, Coit Tower, Golden Gate Bridge and Redwood trees from the Muir Woods National Monument ghosted by fog in the background.





A gold 50 paired with the silver Lomabrdi Trophy reflects the host region's historic Gold Rush in the broader setting of the Golden State, the NFL said in a press release.



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yunaresuka 5th-Jun-2014 04:35 am (UTC)
well a giant L in the background probably would look pretty weird
isntdaveone 5th-Jun-2014 06:55 am (UTC)
yunaresuka 5th-Jun-2014 02:44 pm (UTC)
it looks like there should be a propeller on the back of the L
goldengal1193 5th-Jun-2014 04:36 am (UTC)
What the fuck is this? It looks like a Monopoly piece.
kurrrara 5th-Jun-2014 04:57 am (UTC)
lmao so accurate
isntdaveone 5th-Jun-2014 06:58 am (UTC)
morgan90 5th-Jun-2014 04:37 am (UTC)
I guess "Super Bowl L" would have looked pretty weird

Glad they had Super Bowl XXX before the switch
isntdaveone 5th-Jun-2014 07:00 am (UTC)
isntdaveone 5th-Jun-2014 04:43 am (UTC)
_underwhelmed 5th-Jun-2014 04:38 am (UTC)
oh keith olbermann you insufferable son of a bitch.
i also love that the nfl has to share a tag with the cfl on here
isntdaveone 5th-Jun-2014 06:54 am (UTC)
crucified 5th-Jun-2014 04:40 am (UTC)
Roman numerals confuse the shit out of me.
isntdaveone 5th-Jun-2014 04:44 am (UTC)
crucified 5th-Jun-2014 04:45 am (UTC)
Thanks. You always come through for me. <3
itone 5th-Jun-2014 04:40 am (UTC)
Cuz Americans are too dumb to read Roman numerals?
noon 5th-Jun-2014 04:41 am (UTC)
yes, which is why they've used roman numerals since 1971

Edited at 2014-06-05 04:42 am (UTC)
isntdaveone 5th-Jun-2014 04:45 am (UTC)
sevenbeat 5th-Jun-2014 04:42 am (UTC)
the logo seems super messy and awkward to me
katiexxpie 5th-Jun-2014 04:44 am (UTC)
if gronk could just stay healthy for one whole season!!
isntdaveone 5th-Jun-2014 04:45 am (UTC)
kurrrara 5th-Jun-2014 04:58 am (UTC)
omg he looks terrifying without hair
zipster 5th-Jun-2014 04:45 am (UTC)
pretty sure we're still selling superbowl branded smartlink cards on the PATH. so annoying
kurrrara 5th-Jun-2014 04:59 am (UTC)
cannot wait for football to be back. bball is okay for the lolz but once its over we're stuck with fuggin baseball which is not nearly as exciting as the NFL. 95 days till kick off!
isntdaveone 5th-Jun-2014 06:43 am (UTC)
theblackwidow 5th-Jun-2014 05:07 am (UTC)
I'm still sad over the last superbowl :(
freshoffthefarm 5th-Jun-2014 05:39 am (UTC)
It was such a great game, though :D
isntdaveone 5th-Jun-2014 06:39 am (UTC)
squirrelsarerad 5th-Jun-2014 06:55 am (UTC)
hearing calls and seeing clips from that game still makes me giddy
faeriegodfag 5th-Jun-2014 07:00 am (UTC)
That's what happens, when you fuck Tebow over.
isntdaveone 5th-Jun-2014 06:36 am (UTC)
_______awshucks 5th-Jun-2014 05:20 am (UTC)
I'll never forget missing the day we learned roman numerals in 4th grade or whatever
isntdaveone 5th-Jun-2014 06:38 am (UTC)
milkhascalories 5th-Jun-2014 05:58 am (UTC)
yassss imagine if the 9ers actually make it
isntdaveone 5th-Jun-2014 06:37 am (UTC)
akaich0u 5th-Jun-2014 07:57 am (UTC)
If they do, I will go, $$$ and all. Levi's Stadium is literally 10 min from my house.
squirrelsarerad 5th-Jun-2014 06:54 am (UTC)
Flop logo....Roman numerals and super bowl logos are like peanut and jelly.

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