NFL Will Refer To '16 Title Game As "Super Bowl 50," Dropping "L"
The NFL today announced that the '16 Super Bowl will be known as "Super Bowl 50," with the league opting not to use the Roman numeral "L" in the title of the event at Levi's Stadium. The change will be for one year only, with the '17 game at Reliant Stadium to be dubbed "Super Bowl LI." Roman numerals have been used for every NFL title game since since Super Bowl V in '71. The league today also released the national and regional logos for the '16 game (NFL).
NFL VP/Communications Brian McCarthy tweeted, "Concept of using the #50 instead of L for Super Bowl 50 began shortly after Super Bowl XL in 2006. good to finally unveil." ESPN's Jeremy Schaap: "If the Roman numeral for 50 was Z rather than L, they wouldn't mess with it." Yahoo Sports' Dan Wetzel: "Don't care what NFL says, sticking with Super Bowl L in honor of Caecilius of Pompeii. This anti-Latinism has to stop."