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Does anyone know for sure (and could possibly give a source) as to why the NFL this year is using gold paint for the 50-yard markers?

I assume this is somehow related to an anniversary, since it is the 50th Superbowl, but I haven't been able to verify it, and I hadn't actually heard any commentator say it.

Thanks.

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Super Bowl 50 is exactly the reason for it. Here's a source that also mentions some of the other things (much gold-related) that the NFL is doing to commemorate the milestone: http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/eye-on-football/25120528/nfl-going-gold-in-2015-to-celebrate-super-bowl-50-5-things-to-know

There was even a mini-controversy recently about the Oakland Raiders not painting their 50 yard line gold: http://www.sbnation.com/2015/9/22/9377843/raiders-50-yard-line-gold-rebellion-49ers

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    Very nice answer. I did notice this weekend, actually, that the branding in the broadcast had the SB trophy with a gold 50 in the background. – Jason P Sallinger Sep 28 '15 at 16:23

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