Monday, February 13, 2012

Question of the Week

Stan, San Francisco, CA
Subj: Super question
Why do all the Super Bowls have Roman numerals?

Numerous theories abound, although most football pundits believe the antiquated system was chosen to make the game sound more historic and monumental. Others have also asserted that it was first used to establish a connection between modern day football players and ancient Roman gladiators. Whatever the reason, we should all be grateful that the NFL has decided to limit the use of Roman numerals to their biggest game of the year. Otherwise, can you imagine buying a Tony Romo jersey with a big IX on the back or a Devin Hester jersey with a XXIII directly beneath his name? Something tells me that practice would make football a lot less appealing in towns like French Lick, Indiana or Toad Suck, Arkansas.