Where’s my Superbowl IL Tee Shirt?

by Datechguy | January 19th, 2015

Readability

Where's my Superbowl IL Tee Shirt?

This week will be full of debate on who has the advan­tage in this week’s Super­bowl. The rel­a­tive strengths and weak­ness of the teams involved. The defen­sive and offen­sive matchups, the coach­ing styles, the var­i­ous player com­ments etc etc etc.

While all of these things are very debat­able mat­ters there is a ques­tion that I want answered.

Why Super­bowl XLIX? Why not Super­bowl IL?

The Roman numeral stan­dard is pretty straight­for­ward I = 1 V=5 X=10 L=50 C=100 D=500 and M= 1000 Thus 8XIII (5 + 1 + 1 + 1) When the val­ues are in descend­ing order the num­ber are all added.

When you have a let­ter that is of a lower value pre­ced­ing a higher one that num­ber is sub­tracted, Thus XLIX = Ten (X) sub­tracted from fifty (L) = 40 plus 1 (I) sub­tracted from Ten (X)9 for Forty Nine.

But hold on if you can sub­tract the first let­ter from the sec­ond why not use the fol­low­ing sys­tem IL instead since IL = one (I) sub­tracted from fifty (L) thus…49.

You save two whole let­ters con­sid­er­ing that the Roman sys­tem can get kind of messy for exam­ple 1988 is MCM­LXXXVIII why not use that method to save some carv­ing in your mar­ble when you can? Why wasn’t the year 1999 MIM (1000+ 1 sub­tracted from 1000) instead of MCMIX (1000 + 100 sub­tracted from 1000 plus 1 sub­tracted from ten)?

Yea this is slightly less impor­tant that the scourge of “manspread­ing” but if the City of New York can invest actual tax dol­lars into com­bat­ing that dreaded scourge some­one can tell me why I can’t get a Super­bowl IL shirt if I wanted one.

Not that I actu­ally want one, after all, it’s not like it’s some­thing actu­ally important…

…like base­ball.

This week will be full of debate on who has the advantage in this week’s Superbowl.  The relative strengths and weakness of the teams involved.  The defensive and offensive matchups, the coaching styles, the various player comments etc etc etc.

While all of these things are very debatable matters there is a question that I want answered.

Why Superbowl XLIX?  Why not Superbowl IL?

The Roman numeral standard is pretty straightforward  I = 1  V=5 X=10 L=50 C=100 D=500 and M= 1000  Thus 8 – XIII  (5 + 1 + 1 + 1)  When the values are in descending order the number are all added.

When you have a letter that is of a lower value preceding a higher one that number is subtracted, Thus XLIX = Ten (X) subtracted from fifty (L) =  40  plus 1 (I) subtracted from Ten (X)9 for Forty Nine.

But hold on if you can subtract the first letter from the second why not use the following system IL instead since IL = one (I) subtracted from fifty (L) thus…49.

You save two whole letters considering that the Roman system can get kind of messy for example 1988 is MCMLXXXVIII why not use that method to save some carving in your marble when you can?  Why wasn’t the year 1999 MIM (1000+ 1 subtracted from 1000) instead of MCMIX  (1000 + 100 subtracted from 1000 plus 1 subtracted from ten)?

Yea this is slightly less important that the scourge of “manspreading” but if the City of New York can invest actual tax dollars into combating that dreaded scourge someone can tell me why I can’t get a Superbowl IL shirt if I wanted one.

Not that I actually want one, after all, it’s not like it’s something actually important…

…like baseball.

Buy My Book!

Buy My Book!

Hit DaTipJar and Support Conservative Journalism & Opinion




Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 4,147 other subscribers

DH Gate Dot Com, Online Shopping

Cheap ecigarette from China - DHgate

Best Grassroots Blogs

Winner - 2014 Fabulous 50 Blog Awards

Catholic CD of the Month

Know your Catholic Faith

Da Pages

Winner - 2014 Fabulous 50 Blog Awards

Donald Trump Calls on DaTechGuy Worcester MA

 
%d bloggers like this: