Vetamur wrote:I agree with the switch..but that is a sad, sad logo.. looks like a project in a beginning programming class.
I actually agree with the change, as well. Not necessarily for any lack of American understanding of the Roman numeral system, but just for design purposes. Having a big "L" as the central part of the logo just wouldn't look all that great, imo.
In addition, it's forward-thinking. The NFL is not likely to die out in the next, say, 40 years. Do we really want to see a Roman numeral logo for Super Bowl LXXXVIII? Sure, there's some fun to be had in the lead up to Super Bowl LIX, but I don't think humor is high on the NFL's list for their premier game.
And yeah, I sincerely hope they alter the logo between now and when the game is played. That effort is weak. I certainly don't have any interest in grabbing the Seahawks' threepeat merch with that ugly thing on it.
EDIT: Well, apparently according to this link, this is a one-year deal. Although, given their rationale, I wouldn't be surprised to see them repeat it 50 more years down the line so they can avoid Super Bowl C.