Well, at least it's letting me brush up on Roman Numerals. :-(
Since many of us here also follow sport ($1 to Mitt), this tidbit may be of interest:
When representatives from the NFL and AFL settled on Super Bowl they decided to number the games. They wanted to avoid the confusion that came with having a championship game played in a different calendar year than the regular season. (Is this weeks game the 2011 Super Bowl, because it is the culmination of the 2011 season? Or is it the 2012 Super Bowl, because it will be played in 2012?)
Kansas City Chiefs historian Bob Moore credits the decision to go with Roman numerals instead of the more familiar Arabic numerals (i.e. XLVI instead of 46″) to none other than Lamar Hunt. Moore told the AP that Roman numerals make the game seem more important: Its much more magisterial.
Very interesting. Thanks very much!