Way to stay relevant, Yahoo!

Does struggling Internet giant Yahoo! have trouble keeping up with the times? If what you read on Yahoo! Music is any indication, I’d say so:

sb 47 music

Super Bowl XLVII was last year. This year it’s Super Bowl XLVIII.

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5 Responses to “Way to stay relevant, Yahoo!”

  1. lectorconstans Says:

    It’s those pesky Roman numbers. And what’s with this “videotape” stuff? Is that a new technology?

    PS: Does anybody know why they number the bowls Romanly?

  2. Laura Says:

    I think “go to the videotape” is a nod to sportscasts in the day when they used videotape and a sportscaster would introduce the tape with that expression. I think.

    From Wikipedia: “The Super Bowl uses Roman numerals to identify each game, rather than the year in which it is held. For example, Super Bowl I was played on January 15, 1967, following the 1966 regular season, while Super Bowl XLVIII will be played on February 2, 2014, following the 2013 season.”

  3. lectorconstans Says:

    That still doesn’t tell us why they use Roman numbers. Maybe it’s because they want to make the connection with the Roman games, back in Nero’s day.

    But it does give us a simple way to figure out when they started: Just take 2014 minus XLVIII to get 1967. Or, as I prefer, MMXIV minus XLVIII.

    • Laura Says:

      How about this explanation?
      “Ready for Super Bowl X-L-V-I? Of course, it’s Super Bowl 46. But in the NFL tradition, the big game is written out in Roman numerals. It all started with Super Bowl 5 — that’s V. Bob Moore, historian for the Kansas City Chiefs, credits the idea of using Roman numerals to the late Lamar Hunt. Hunt was owner of the Chiefs and one of the godfathers of the modern NFL. Hunt is also credited with coming up with the Super Bowl name. So, why the Roman numerals? Historian Moore says the fancy numbering made the game seem more important.”
      from: http://www.kmov.com/news/off-beat/Why-does–138381379.html


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