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NFL ditching Roman numerals for Super Bowl 50
CBS Sports ^ | June 4, 2014 | John Breech

Posted on 06/04/2014 11:54:31 AM PDT by C19fan

If you don't know your Roman numerals, the Super Bowl can be a confusing time. However, no one will be confused when Super Bowl L kicks off after the 2015 season because for one year only, the NFL will be making the switch from Roman numerals to standard numbers.

That's right: Super Bowl L will be Super Bowl 50. The first-regular numbered Super Bowl will air on Feb. 7, 2016 on CBS.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbssports.com ...


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: arabicnumerals; nfl; roman; romannumerals; super; superbowl; superbowl50
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1 posted on 06/04/2014 11:54:31 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan
They should have done this before the thirtieth one. Would have saved me a very awkward moment explaining those Web search results....
2 posted on 06/04/2014 11:57:01 AM PDT by Iced Tea Party (Libertarians are essentially what the Republicans were 30 years ago. --Drew Carey)
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To: Iced Tea Party

awesome. LOL!


3 posted on 06/04/2014 11:57:41 AM PDT by sappy (criminaldems)
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To: C19fan

In light of recent politics, they might have been worried about the Roman numeral version of Super Bowl 54.


4 posted on 06/04/2014 11:58:10 AM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: C19fan

Because some genius in the NFL front office finally realized that young people today cannot READ Roman Numerals!


5 posted on 06/04/2014 12:00:54 PM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (What we need is to sucker the fedthugs into a "Tiananmen Square"-like incident on the National Mall!)
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To: C19fan

Now Common Core students will get it. Make sure the name is not in cursive.


6 posted on 06/04/2014 12:01:03 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: C19fan

Maybe if conservatives wrote and begged the network to reallocate some of their monthly tithe from liberal programming destroying the country to the Superbowl, the NFL could afford to keep the Roman numbers....


7 posted on 06/04/2014 12:01:30 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: spel_grammer_an_punct_polise

What makes you think they can read the regular numerals?


8 posted on 06/04/2014 12:02:14 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: C19fan

Whew, glad they fixed that.

Now if they can do something about the pansy rules (taunting, excessive celebration, ball carrier can’t lower his head) and the re-education camps for having an opinion, I might have a better opinion of the game.


9 posted on 06/04/2014 12:02:18 PM PDT by kidd
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To: Steely Tom
In light of recent politics, they might have been worried about the Roman numeral version of Super Bowl 54.

LIV?

10 posted on 06/04/2014 12:03:42 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: PGR88

Low Information Voter.


11 posted on 06/04/2014 12:04:17 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: dfwgator

oh, they know what a 50 is...

They see it on almost every homework assignment. At least the smart ones do...


12 posted on 06/04/2014 12:05:15 PM PDT by SpinnerWebb (IN-SAPORIBVS-SICVT-PVLLVM)
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To: C19fan

But will it be 3rd down and 7 meters to go at some point ?


13 posted on 06/04/2014 12:05:44 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom┬ů)
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To: Iced Tea Party

That’s the ticket. Of course with Michael Sams coming on board they might break out 69 in 2034.


14 posted on 06/04/2014 12:05:51 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: C19fan

Cursive throws them so Roman numerals must just kill them.


15 posted on 06/04/2014 12:06:13 PM PDT by CodeToad (Arm Up! They Are!)
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To: C19fan

I remember the first one. It was really hyped but for some reason was not even a sell-out. There were plenty of empty seats.

Bart Starr was MVP, and a receiver whose name I can’t even remember had a great day. He was not expected to see any playing time and partied almost the whole night before.


16 posted on 06/04/2014 12:06:16 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Iced Tea Party

Because it is difficult to explain how the NFL “licks ivy”?


17 posted on 06/04/2014 12:08:27 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The Acronym explains the science.)
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To: Starstruck

Oops 2035


18 posted on 06/04/2014 12:08:32 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: sappy

LOL?

What number is that?


19 posted on 06/04/2014 12:08:37 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: C19fan

I thought this was a thread about Roman Gabriel...


20 posted on 06/04/2014 12:09:28 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Steely Tom

A Roman walks in to a bar and holds up two fingers - “give me 5 beers please”.


21 posted on 06/04/2014 12:10:05 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MrB
A Roman walks in to a bar and holds up two fingers - “give me 5 beers please”.

LOL!

22 posted on 06/04/2014 12:11:08 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: C19fan

What?! They can’t ditch them before Super Bowl Large! We already had the Porn Bowl (XXX) and Extra Large. Now I am disappointing.


23 posted on 06/04/2014 12:12:46 PM PDT by discostu (Seriously, do we no longer do "phrasing"?!)
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To: C19fan

Prolly due to pressure from the WH.


24 posted on 06/04/2014 12:13:25 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: C19fan

Can the Silver and Black make it to the “Silver Anniversary” Super Bowl?

Go Raiders.


25 posted on 06/04/2014 12:14:25 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: Steely Tom

LOL...

There you go again with that 50-ought-50....

I don’t get it!


26 posted on 06/04/2014 12:16:33 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

Good question!

L = 50
O = Appears to be “an unding”, a “zero”, a “non-value”

When placed prior to a larger-value number, subtraction is implied.
SO LOL would work out to be 50 + (50-0) giving 100 which is appropriately represented by ‘C’.

YMMV and, y’all white people need to get out more.


27 posted on 06/04/2014 12:16:34 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The Acronym explains the science.)
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To: MrB

707. Sonoma county


28 posted on 06/04/2014 12:16:42 PM PDT by sappy (criminaldems)
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To: C19fan

just when it was getting easier.


29 posted on 06/04/2014 12:17:44 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: C19fan
Got to consider so many illiterates who can't interpret roman numerals.
30 posted on 06/04/2014 12:17:55 PM PDT by kenmcg (b)
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To: morphing libertarian

Can’t wait for my techie friends to announce Super Bowl 110010.


31 posted on 06/04/2014 12:19:59 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: MrB
There you go again with that 50-ought-50....

I don’t get it!

The Romans didn't have "zero" or "ought."

The lack of which makes multiplying Roman numerals a task for a computer.

32 posted on 06/04/2014 12:22:50 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: al baby

If they changed to meters but stipulated everything remain based on 10 meters , ie 10 meters for a first down...it will force every classic foot ball play to be changed. At 10 meters, vs ten yards...coaches would have to calculate for an extra 33 inches or so. and the field of play enlarged.


33 posted on 06/04/2014 12:23:49 PM PDT by mdmathis6
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To: C19fan

They don’t want to get to 59.

Frankly, I hope the NFL is a non-entity soon. The league has become a big festering consortium for liberal political engineering and propaganda.

Good riddance.


34 posted on 06/04/2014 12:26:22 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: yarddog

Max MaGee?


35 posted on 06/04/2014 12:33:43 PM PDT by Tallguy
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To: Tallguy

How could I have forgotten Max? Of course that is the one.


36 posted on 06/04/2014 12:36:30 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: C19fan

hope they dont using cursive . . .


37 posted on 06/04/2014 12:36:37 PM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: C19fan
romans go home photo: romans go home domus3.jpg
38 posted on 06/04/2014 12:37:35 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: SpinnerWebb

They know 50 cause that means the po-leece, and change back from a Benjamin when you buy crack.


39 posted on 06/04/2014 12:41:23 PM PDT by Argus
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To: MrB

The same Roman was upset because after waiting at the bar for fifteen minutes to get six beers, he only got four.


40 posted on 06/04/2014 12:49:29 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: C19fan

So?

I ditched the Superbowl many years ago.

‘Just don’t have time anymore for watching men pour their hearts out over a mere game, while the country is no longer a viable entity, and there is no one in sight who pours their heart out over all the lost souls.

‘Just don’t have time for the pagan ritual.

‘Just don’t have time to entertain myself on the Lord’s Day with sensationalistic often heathen commercialism.

Bread and circus just doesn’t satisfy the soul.


41 posted on 06/04/2014 12:49:43 PM PDT by Repent and Believe (Promote good. Tolerate the harmless. Let evil be crushed.)
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To: Steely Tom

Tell me about it. When I started coding, all we had were ones and zeroes. And sometimes we didn’t even have ones...


42 posted on 06/04/2014 12:51:39 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: Repent and Believe

I bet you’re a lot of fun at parties.


43 posted on 06/04/2014 12:52:20 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: spel_grammer_an_punct_polise

Nor can they write using pen and paper, tell time on an analog clock, break down the parts of a sentence, or do simple math. Its no wonder they can fall for “hope and change.”


44 posted on 06/04/2014 12:58:42 PM PDT by attiladhun2 (The Free World has a new leader--his name is Benjamin Netanyahu)
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To: C19fan
Because "EL Super Bowl" was already property of NFL Espanol ...
45 posted on 06/04/2014 1:00:44 PM PDT by mikrofon (Fussbol BUMP)
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To: C19fan

The use of Roman numerals was ridiculous. But then, what else would you expect from the pompous, liberal blowhards who run the NFL?


46 posted on 06/04/2014 1:02:39 PM PDT by Corpus_Delicious
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To: spel_grammer_an_punct_polise
young people today cannot READ Roman Numerals!

Roman Numerals Converter

47 posted on 06/04/2014 1:05:37 PM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: yarddog

Max McGee was one of the original owners of the Chi-Chi’s restaurant chain. His wife was reportedly very well-endowed. “Chi-Chis” is Mexican slang for “large breasts”.

Sadly Max fell to his death while shoveling snow off his roof a few years ago.


48 posted on 06/04/2014 1:07:49 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: C19fan
From what I saw on ESPN.com, the 50 naming convention is a one-of-a-kind thing--the NFL said the Super Bowl after that will be named Super Bowl LI.
49 posted on 06/04/2014 1:10:17 PM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: FredZarguna

All we used were ones. Since zeroes are nothing, no time was wasted by writing nothing. We were very productive. /s


50 posted on 06/04/2014 1:56:35 PM PDT by ken in texas
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