The NFL has announced that the 2016 Super Bowl, the fiftieth Super Bowl, will be branded as "Super Bowl 50" instead of the extremely dumb-looking "Super Bowl L." This is the first time that the NFL will abandon gladiatorial, perpetually-confusing Roman numerals since they were first used for Super Bowl V in 1971.
— Bootifulgame (@bootifulgame) June 2, 2014
Jaime Weston, the NFL's VP of "brand and creative" took the chance to talk some trash about the letter L:
When we developed the Super Bowl XL logo, that was the first time we looked at the letter L. Up until that point, we had only worked with X's, V's and I's. And, at that moment, that's when we started to wonder: What will happen when we get to 50?
While this may seem like sad news, just think of all the dumb Twitter jokes that you won't have to read. The 2017 Super Bowl will revert back to "Super Bowl LI."