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Super Bowl To Scrap Roman Numerals For A Year

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - FEBRUARY 02: (L-R) Fox sportscaster Michael Strahan, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, head coach Pete Carroll and Seattle Seahawks General ManagerJohn Schneider celebrate after the Seahawks 43-8 victory over the Denver Broncos during Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium on February 2, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – FEBRUARY 02: (L-R) Fox sportscaster Michael Strahan, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, head coach Pete Carroll and Seattle Seahawks General ManagerJohn Schneider celebrate after the Seahawks 43-8 victory over the Denver Broncos during Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium on February 2, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (AP) — The Super Bowl will scrap the Roman numerals for a year.

The 50th edition of the game will be played in February 2016 in Santa Clara, California. The NFL said Wednesday it will be called “Super Bowl 50″ instead of “Super Bowl L.”

In 2017, the league will revert to Roman numerals, referring to the 51st edition as “Super Bowl LI.”

The NFL first started using Roman numerals for the fifth Super Bowl in 1971.

(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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