Super Bowl 50 in 2016 Will Be The First Without Roman Numerals
— Chris Biderman (@ChrisBiderman) June 4, 2014
So apparently the letter L (the roman numeral for 50) wasn’t as sexy as a series of XXX’s so the NFL just used the numbers instead (Super Bowl 30 was my favorite!). It’ll be the first Super Bowl logo in NFL history without roman numerals. It made me wonder if back in ancient times when the gladiators fought at the Colosseum if emperors used our numbers just to be cool… I’m going with no on that.