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NFL: It's Super Bowl 50, not L

Updated: June 5, 2014, 1:09 AM ET
By Darren Rovell | ESPN.com

The Roman Empire has fallen.

The NFL announced on Wednesday that Super Bowl 50 will be graphically represented using standard Arabic numerals instead of Roman numerals, which the league has been using since Super Bowl V in 1971.

It's a one-year break, said Jaime Weston, the league's vice president of brand and creative, because the "L" isn't as pleasing to the eye.

"When we developed the Super Bowl XL logo, that was the first time we looked at the letter L," Weston ...

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