The NFL has released the logo for Super Bowl 50 and for the first time in years it looks like they got one right! According to a NBC Sports report on June 4, the NFL will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Super Bowl without Roman numerals in the logo, which is a pretty rare thing.
Roman numerals have been used for every game since Super Bowl V. However, when the 50th edition of the big game takes place in San Francisco in 2016, and the logo uses the numeral 50, rather than just using the Roman numeral L. If you are a fan of the traditional Roman numerals when it comes to the Super Bowl - do not fear! The NFL will return to Roman numerals the following season for Super Bowl 51, or Super Bowl LI scheduled to take place at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas.
In other NFL news, the San Francisco 49ers have signed QB Colin Kaepernick to an extension according to ESPN.com. The deal looks like a sweet one for the QB who was unheard of just two seasons ago. According to an ESPN NFL Insider, Adam Schefter is worth more than $110 million including a record $61 million guaranteed. These players sure get some serious cash these days!
The deal will keep Kaepernick in a 49ers uniform through the 2020 season and puts him among the 10 highest-paid quarterbacks in the NFL. The 49ers have their QB for the future, now they want to add a Super Bowl ring or two to their collection.
“Colin’s hard work and dedication have played an integral role in the recent success of the 49ers organization,” said 49ers general manager Trent Baalke. “His work ethic, leadership and on-field production have positively influenced our team, and we look forward to his continued growth in all areas.
“Our organization always looks to reward our players for their contributions and commitment to the team. Colin’s agents, Scott Smith and Jason Bernstein, along with Paraag Marathe and Brian Hampton, should be commended for working diligently to reach an agreement.”
All this NFL news has fans chomping at the bit for some live action. Have no fear fans, we are less than eight weeks from the preseason. It will be here before you know it! The Buffalo Bills and New York Giants will kick off the season in the Hall of Fame Game on Sunday, Aug. 3 at 8 p.m. ET.