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2.5 years ago we told you the NFL wanted nothing to do with Super Bowl L

Super Bowl 50 logo

2 1/2 years ago Matthew Funtime designed the Super Bowl 50 logo we told you the NFL wanted nothing to do with - the shape of an L on your forehead. We wrote:

Super Bowl 50. 2016. The NFL is having a bit of a problem with their long ago choice to use Roman numerals to mark the Big Game with. Why? Because they sell a lot of Superbowl shirts, hats, etc. and you don't want the shape of an L on your forehead.

But with Nike taking over for Reebok, some are laughing out loud:

"L standing for loser with a Nike swoosh right above it -- I love that," said Blake Lundberg, general manager of Adidas' sports licensed division.

The WSJ points out that the numerals have been an issue before as well:

This will not be the first time the NFL has tackled issues pertaining to Roman numerals. In 2003, the Supreme Court upheld the Children's Internet Protection Act, a law that required schools and libraries to censor parts of the web, even as librarians pointed to filters that blocked searches for Super Bowl XXX.

Well the years start coming and they don't stop coming...

And today? The NFL announced...

The 50th Super Bowl in NFL history is set for 2016 in the San Francisco 49ers' new Levi's Stadium. The big milestone comes with a change in how the game will be presented.

The NFL announced Wednesday that it will be called Super Bowl 50, rather than Super Bowl L. This will be the first Super Bowl in over 40 years to not use Roman numerals. The league revealed that news, in addition to the official logos for the game on Wednesday. The national logo is to the right, and there is another regional logo. This will only be a one-time, one-year change away from using Roman numerals.

The NFL will return to Roman numerals for Super Bowl LI, slated for February 2017 at Reliant Stadium in Houston. Roman numerals were first employed for Super Bowl V, the Baltimore Colts' victory over the Dallas Cowboys in January 1971.

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