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Old 01-31-2013, 12:40 PM  
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The Super Bowl and Roman numerals: a match made in Kansas City

NEW ORLEANS – It is the most American of occasions, the showpiece of the most American of all sports, so why does the Super Bowl use Roman numerals to denote its grand event every year?

No other major American sport uses the Roman counting system, one formerly familiar to school kids around the country but now essentially obsolete to the iPad generation. Yet the Super Bowl persists with the tradition, has no desire or plan to change it, and the ancient characters will continue to appear just as they have since 1971.

That was the year when what was supposed to be Super Bowl 5 became Super Bowl V, at the insistence of pioneering sports entrepreneur Lamar Hunt, the owner of the Kansas City Chiefs and one of the most significant figures in the growth in the game’s popularity.

The Baltimore Colts emerged victorious that year, outlasting the Dallas Cowboys 16-13 thanks to a winning field goal in the dying seconds.

Lamar Hunt (Getty Images)Hunt was a man with plenty of ideas, most of them good. It was he who also coined the term Super Bowl ‐ coming from the children's toy, a "Super Ball" – and his numbering concept was considered successful enough to retain. The system has even been retroactively incorporated for Super Bowls I through IV.

"It was his brainchild," said Bob Moore, historian for the Chiefs. "I think people felt from the start that it had something to it, even if they couldn’t quite put their finger on exactly what it was. Before long it was just part of it. Now it wouldn’t be the same without it."

Hunt, who died aged 74 in 2006, was a stakeholder in seven different sports franchises and has been inducted into eight different ‘Halls of Fame’, but amid his multitude of achievements he was, according to his son, Clark, to be particularly proud of suggesting Roman numerals for the Super Bowl.

"It has been in place ever since," NFL official historian Joe Horrigan told Yahoo! Sports. "It is part of the Super Bowl culture, it is an established part of the magic of the Super Bowl.”

No discussions have been held to consider changing to a more common numbering system even with Super Bowl 50, sorry, Super Bowl L, just three years away.

"If you asked me to count up using Roman numbers I wouldn't even know how to do it," said San Francisco 49ers safety Donte Whitner. "But it's a good thing. It's the Super Bowl, man."

The fans love it too, according to a small sampling of opinion gathered on the streets of New Orleans on Wednesday afternoon.

"I don’t think you need anything to make the Super Bowl even more dramatic," said mother of three and Saints fan Ree Nygren. "But it does add something to it, it is kind of cool and timeless and important-sounding. There is no point in changing it, although it won’t be quite the same once it become Ls rather than Xs."

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Old 01-31-2013, 01:49 PM   #16
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They are called McDonald's. We are McDowell's. They have the golden arches. We have the golden M. How much more different does it need to be?
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Old 01-31-2013, 01:50 PM   #17
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Old 01-31-2013, 01:51 PM   #18
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errr....SUPER Bowl. SUPER BOWL. That's the name. The name he came up with. Not Cotton Bowl or Orange Bowl or FedEx AT&T Apple Hardee's Sugar Bowl, SUPER BOWL.

That's new. That's original, get it?

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Old 01-31-2013, 01:52 PM   #19
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They are called McDonald's. We are McDowell's. They have the golden arches. We have the golden M. How much more different does it need to be?
You motherF!!!! I was just about to post the Big Mick speech by McDowell himself! How did you beat me to this?
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Old 01-31-2013, 01:53 PM   #20
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You motherF!!!! I was just about to post the Big Mick speech by McDowell himself! How did you beat me to this?
Because you aren't all that quick witted?
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Old 01-31-2013, 01:53 PM   #21
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Old 01-31-2013, 01:56 PM   #22
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Because you aren't all that quick witted?
But you will admit: I get "creativity points" by your logic for pointing out a slightly different version of that movie scene. You see, I didn't really copy him-mine was technically diff.



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Old 01-31-2013, 02:01 PM   #23
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While Thomas Crapper is commonly given credit for inventing the first flushing toilet in the late 1800s, the first version can actually be traced back to John Harrington who invented the toilet bowl in 1596

He should get the credit then?
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But you will admit: I get "creativity points" by your logic for pointing out a slightly different version of that movie scene. You see, I didn't really copy him-mine was technically diff.



And that makes all the difference in your feeble mind.

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Old 01-31-2013, 02:20 PM   #25
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So Prison Bitch is stupid and wrong in other places on Chiefs Planet...it is not just DC.
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This thread went down the Crapper...err...Harringtoner real quick.
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So the super bowl got its name from one of Clark's toys

Roman numerals are cool but the L is gonna make people butt hurt.
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Old 01-31-2013, 04:48 PM   #29
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So the super bowl got its name from one of Clark's toys

Roman numerals are cool but the L is gonna make people butt hurt.
I hope not. Why would people be butt hurt? Does anyone call it super bowl ecks el vee eye eye? I think most say super bowl forty seven.
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Roman numerals are cool but the L is gonna make people butt hurt.
LOL WUT?
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