In 2016, the NFL abandoned the exhaust of Roman numerals for the 50th Orderly Bowl, which would were Orderly Bowl L had it been used. A yr later and the NFL returned with Orderly Bowl LI. Nonetheless this leaves one critical query: Why produce we exhaust Roman numerals for the Orderly Bowl?
The acknowledge is de facto no longer as complicated as folks may well search recordsdata from of. Here’s one clarification from an NFL media manual:
The Roman numerals were adopted to interpret any confusion that may well also merely occur since the NFL Championship Game—the Orderly Bowl—is performed within the yr following a chronologically recorded season. Numerals I through IV were added later for the first four Orderly Bowls.
Makes barely a few sense in case you think it. In spite of being performed in 2021, Orderly Bowl LV will likely be crowning the champion of the 2020 NFL season. Additionally in 2020, the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs technically won the 2019 championship, and looking to arrangement so many qualifiers hurts the mind after a whereas. It’s lots easier to merely issue “the Chiefs won Orderly Bowl LIV.”
As talked about above, the NFL eliminated the Roman numeral for Orderly Bowl 50, robbing us of a gamble to claim the Denver Broncos “took the L” by worthwhile that sport (or never-ending references to Cam Newton taking a couple of Ls that day). Nonetheless it’s been aid for years and we couldn’t be happier. Could well likely also we all stay lengthy enough to notice Orderly Bowl C at some point.
Orderly Bowl LV kicks off on Feb. 7 with the Chiefs defending their LIV title against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.