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Requested move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. Editors desiring to contest the closing decision should consider a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: moved. While opposition to the move is reasonable, given the general distaste shown for altering article titles on the basis of "official" names, the consensus below concludes that a sufficient number of reliable sources have already arisen documenting the name change of the subject Super Bowl. As such, it is also reasonable to conclude that "Super Bowl 50" has very quickly become the common name of the event, an identification that logically will only deepen over time, as marketing for the game under that title intensifies. While it might have been reasonable to wait, the consensus determination below finds little harm in moving now, for reasons well grounded in policy. Xoloz (talk) 16:38, 12 June 2014 (UTC)



Super Bowl LSuper Bowl 50 – The NFL has officially decided to call it "Super Bowl 50". It will resume roman numerals for Super Bowl LI. Per ESPN. Reference --Kitch (Talk : Contrib) 17:57, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

  • Support per nom. This one is easy. Calidum Talk To Me 20:55, 4 June 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment can we wait to see what reliable third-party sources do? Red Slash 21:34, 4 June 2014 (UTC)
  • Support per nom, per ESPN story link. UW Dawgs (talk) 22:06, 4 June 2014 (UTC)
  • Support; it's what the NFL is calling it. 331dot (talk) 23:11, 4 June 2014 (UTC)
  • Support per a third-party source. Demokra (talk) 23:22, 4 June 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose This is a marketing move. Super bowls I-IV are known by their roman numerals because that's the general scheme but they were changed after the event to fit in with the rest. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:3:F80:1B9:B15E:BF49:EDC1:EC90 (talk) 01:07, 5 June 2014 (UTC)
    • Comment The official logo, in the reference link, has the number "50". --Kitch (Talk : Contrib) 09:57, 5 June 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose I agree, its a marketing move. Lets wait and see what the reliable sources use as the event gets closer. Otherwise there is no need to switch from convention.--JOJ Hutton 01:24, 5 June 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Marketing moves do not warrant a no-move. It's the official name of it and it's what NFL is calling it. Not to use this as a reason, only as an example, but look at the numbering of WrestleMania. It's all over the place, but it's how WWE wanted to name them. If the NFL say it's "Super Bowl 50", then it is. srsrox BlahBlahBlah... 02:06, 5 June 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Offical spelling of 50 in arabic numbers insteed of roman numbers i.e L in other words its fair minor change than changing the name from AFL-NFL championship game. Super Bowl L = Super Bowl 50. 50 = L etc. And I guess they want to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Super Bowl.
  • Oppose, not now. This RM discussion was initiated on the day of the official announcement that they will official use the Arabic numerals instead of the Roman ones. Per WP:AT, articles titles are based on the most common name used be reliable sources, not official names, nor reasons more based on recentism. Reliable sources have been using "Super Bowl L" with the Roman numerals prior to the announcement. I would prefer to wait and see until the news spike dies down, and the reliable sources start using it as a regular, long-term basis. Zzyzx11 (talk) 04:18, 5 June 2014 (UTC)
  • Support This is its name and said name will be promulgated all over in the coming months. —Justin (koavf)TCM 04:34, 5 June 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Official spelling of name. Jgera5 (talk) 05:23, 5 June 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - It's the official spelling, there's no sensible reason not to reflect what the NFL calls it, and it's not in a format that the MOS prohibits. - BilCat (talk) 05:38, 5 June 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose for now. The NFL just announced this marketing move today (keep in mind Super Bowl 51 will still be known as Super Bowl LI). We should wait a while and see how reliable sources react to the naming. Canuck89 (chat with me) 05:56, June 5, 2014 (UTC)
  • Support. --Zimbabweed (talk) 08:17, 5 June 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose, for now. We didn't move 2008 Stanley Cup Finals to 2008 Stanley Cup Final, despite the NHL changing the name of its championship series. While I would support a move in the future, unofficial sources need to have a clear consensus for 50 over L, which has not happened yet. As it is too soon for any unofficial source to have a consistent use of either name, and this move discussion does not have any consensus either, I recommend that the page remain where it is until a clear consensus can be established. ONR (talk) 19:22, 5 June 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose for now for reasons of consistency. The NFL's announcement said they plan to return to using Roman numerals the following year with Super Bowl LI and that the use of "50" is simply for aesthetic reasons because they couldn't make "Super Bowl L" work well in a logo. I think it'd be very strange to have a single Super Bowl article using an Arabic numeral while all the others use Roman numerals. If the NFL decides to stick with the Arabic numerals after all, it would be easy to move this article then (and I strongly suspect they might wind up making that change because of how unwieldy Roman numerals become as they get longer and longer). I don't think it's especially important what the so-called "official" usage is (and I think a lot of people on Wikipedia and on the Internet in general obsess too much about the word "official"). As is noted above, the NHL incorrectly calls its championship series the "Stanley Cup Final" but consensus on Wikipedia was to stick with the traditional and proper form. 1995hoo (talk) 20:08, 5 June 2014 (UTC)
  • Support. Super_Bowl_L should redirect to Super_Bowl_50... 50 is the actual name. The logo matches. While it is primarily a logo change, it is the name all news media and society will use to refer to this bowl. It is more confusing to look up Super Bowl 50 and find an article titled Super Bowl L.--TRL (talk) 21:50, 5 June 2014 (UTC)
  • Support per nom, it's called Super Bowl 50 not Super Bowl L. Mattlore (talk) 05:06, 6 June 2014 (UTC)
  • Support. The NFL has made this name change because they determined that "Super Bowl L" doesn't really look like the name of a Super Bowl. As a matter of aesthetics, they have a point. "L" by itself does not bring to mind a Roman numeral, it brings to mind the twelfth letter of the Latin alphabet. Presumably, the same issue will arise for Super Bowl C, Super Bowl D, and Super Bowl M. bd2412 T 16:05, 11 June 2014 (UTC)

The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page or in a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.

Host selection process[edit]

Minor quibble: Although the host selections for Super Bowl 50 and Super Bowl LI appear to have happened on the same day, is the selection for LI relevant to the article? If Sun Life had been rejected last minute for 50 and then accept for LI that might be notable, but that didn't happen. NewkirkPlaza (talk) 14:17, 24 November 2014 (UTC)