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  1. Subscriberrookie54
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    08 Feb '16 21:51
    daddy asked me a question last night that i could not answer...
    why, after 49 years of roman numerals denoting which super bowl game we are watching,
    did the powers that be use arabic numerals for the 50th game???
    is it because they did not want a GIANT "L", for

    LOSER

    up on the scoreboard???
    inquiring minds and all...
  2. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    09 Feb '16 02:09
    Originally posted by rookie54
    daddy asked me a question last night that i could not answer...
    why, after 49 years of roman numerals denoting which super bowl game we are watching,
    did the powers that be use arabic numerals for the 50th game???
    is it because they did not want a GIANT "L", for

    [b]LOSER


    up on the scoreboard???
    inquiring minds and all...[/b]
    L is for Lucre, which is really what it's all about.
  3. SubscriberPonderable
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    09 Feb '16 11:14
    Originally posted by rookie54
    daddy asked me a question last night that i could not answer...
    why, after 49 years of roman numerals denoting which super bowl game we are watching,
    did the powers that be use arabic numerals for the 50th game???
    is it because they did not want a GIANT "L", for

    [b]LOSER


    up on the scoreboard???
    inquiring minds and all...[/b]
    Panther's fan ?
  4. SubscriberPonderable
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    09 Feb '16 11:142 edits
    Originally posted by rookie54
    daddy asked me a question last night that i could not answer...
    why, after 49 years of roman numerals denoting which super bowl game we are watching,
    did the powers that be use arabic numerals for the 50th game???
    is it because they did not want a GIANT "L", for

    [b]LOSER


    up on the scoreboard???
    inquiring minds and all...[/b]
  5. SubscriberPonderable
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    13 Feb '16 07:28
    Originally posted by rookie54
    daddy asked me a question last night that i could not answer...
    why, after 49 years of roman numerals denoting which super bowl game we are watching,
    did the powers that be use arabic numerals for the 50th game???
    is it because they did not want a GIANT "L", for

    [b]LOSER


    up on the scoreboard???
    inquiring minds and all...[/b]
    Another explanation would be that it was considered unfair on those people unable to read roman numerals? Thank god the numbers we use are arabic to begin with...
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