L, Not 50, L
Superbowl L happened tonight. It was one of the worst football games I’ve ever watched, so I’d rather not talk about the game. But, I do want to talk about the logo. It had a big five-zero in it. Every other Superbowl that I remember has used Roman numerals. This one used Arabic numerals. If I’m being super optimistic, I could tell myself that this was the NFL becoming enlightened and trying to show solidarity with our Arab friends throughout the world. I have a hard time believing that, though. I think some graphic designer just decided the L doesn’t look good and 50 does. I hate that person. And I hate the NFL for going along. Superbowl L would have had a great logo. Superbowl 50 was boring. Plus, it shows an utter lack of commitment. Using Roman numerals is pretty absurd, but it’s what they do. Now, they look wishy-washy. Who knows what the next Superbowl will have. Will it be LI? Or will it be 51? I’d love to see them go crazy and call it Superbowl 32+19 (Or, even better Superbowl XXXII+XIX), but I don’t think that’s going to happen. Maybe they’ll use Chinese characters next year.