Contain your excitement (and your comments about the Super Bowl) to our Athletics Nation Super Bowl 2015 open thread. The Seattle Seahawks will attempt to defend their Super Bowl XLVIII title against the New England Patriots, from Glendale, Arizona.
What time does the Super Bowl start?
The Super Bowl starts at 3:30 pm.
On what channel is the Super Bowl?
The Super Bowl is on NBC.
How do I read Roman numerals?
This will be the last year the NFL uses Roman numerals to denote which edition of the Super Bowl is being played. Still, here is how to read them. First, your basics:
- I = 1
- V = 5
- X = 10
- L = 50
- C = 100
The basic rules for reading are:
- No letter should repeat more than three times.
- If a smaller value letter is placed before a larger value one, subtract the smaller value from the larger value, then continue adding the rest.
This year is Super Bowl XLIX. Here, you have an X before an L, so subtract 10 from 50, that's 40. Then continue. You have an I before an X, so subtract one from 10, that's 9. So 40 + 9 = 49. This year is Super Bowl 49.
Why not just Super Bowl IL? Hey, you did not ask me how to write Roman numerals.
What fun things are your Athletics doing to celebrate the Super Bowl?
Drew Pomeranz was at the ESPN party:
Scott Kazmir is picking the Patriots:
I'm taking the Pats. Who you got?! RT @BOOMERMACU: With Super Bowl weekend upon us, who do you think will win Super Bowl 49?— Scott Kazmir (@scottkazmir19) January 31, 2015
British Columbia native Brett Lawrie is rooting for the Seahawks: