Do football fans know their Roman numerals?

This year’s Super Bowl is 56, or LVI

On Thursday 10 News reporter Alyssa Rae took to the streets to find out one question some fans had about the big game.

The Super Bowl has many traditions, from the food to the picks, to the commercials. But one of the Big Game’s longest-standing traditions is using Roman numerals.

The reason behind it is to clarify any confusion that may occur because the big game is played in the year following a chronologically recorded season. This year’s Super Bowl is 56, or LVI.

10 News reporter Alyssa Rae took to the streets of Blacksburg—dry erase board in hand—to see if football fans knew Roman numerals.


About the Author:

Alyssa Rae grew up in Roanoke and graduated from Virginia Tech. An avid sports fan, she spent her first 8 years in TV as a sports anchor and reporter.