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XLII Bowls, LXXXIV Uniforms

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By Phil Hecken

Super Bowl weekend is finally upon us. Super Bowl XLIII. A time to eat, drink and be merry. And a good time to review the uniforms of the past 42 big games, decide upon who had the better uniforms and which team reigned supreme. Of course, the “better uniform” is always subjective (although Mr. Lukas contends the team with the better uniforms has won more Super Bowls than not). Tomorrow, the Steelers will wear white, and the Cardinals will wear dark. Is there a benefit to wearing color versus wearing white? Lets look at the past to see if we can predict a winner or is it all just a crap shoot as far as the uniform goes? As far as who has a “better” uniform, that’s all a matter of personal preference, of course, but I’ll be listing mine in italics for each game. For each game, I will select what I consider the ‘better’ uniform for that game. In other words, a team’s home uniform may not be as good as its away uniform, or a team may have undergone changes over the years causing it to improve or get worse. Also, the selection will be based solely on that game, so, for example, one team wearing the ‘better’ uniform for one game may not necessarily be wearing the better uniform for another game, even if it is essentially the same uniform, because their opponents’ may have an even better uniform. Following the wrap, we’ll see how many of my personal choices for ‘better’ uni were worn by the Super Bowl winner. OK? Lets go:

Super Bowls I-X: Super Bowl I featured the Green Bay Packers in green, versus the Kansas City Chiefs in white: Winner: Green Bay. Color 1, White 0; Super Bowl II: Green Bay in white vs. Oakland Raiders in black: Winner: Green Bay. Color 1, White 1; Super Bowl III: Baltimore Colts in blue vs. New York Jets in white: Winner: New York. Color 1, White 2; Super Bowl IV: Minnesota Vikings in white vs. Kansas City in red: Winner: Kansas City. Color 2, White 2; Super Bowl V: Dallas Cowboys in blue vs. Baltimore Colts in white: Winner: Baltimore. Color 2, White 3; Super Bowl VI: Dallas Cowboys in white vs. Miami Dolphins in aqua: Winner: Dallas. Color 2, White 4; Super Bowl VII: Washington Redskins in burgundy vs. Miami Dolphins in White: Winner: Miami. Color 2, White 5; Super Bowl VIII: Minnesota Vikings in white vs. Miami Dolphins in aqua: Winner: Miami. Color 3, White 5; Super Bowl IX: Minnesota Vikings in purple vs. Pittsburgh Steelers in white: Winner: Pittsburgh. Color 3, White 6; Super Bowl X: Dallas Cowboys in white vs. Pittsburgh Steelers in black: Winner: Pittsburgh. Color 4, White 6.

So, at the end of the first ten Super Bowls, the team wearing white has a slight advantage over the team wearing color. Based on personal preference, the team wearing the ‘better’ uniform won 8 out of 10.

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Super Bowls XI-XX: Super Bowl XI: Minnesota Vikings in purple vs. Oakland Raiders in white: Winner: Oakland. Color 4, White 7; Super Bowl XII: Dallas Cowboys in white vs. Denver Broncos in orange: Winner: Dallas. Color 4, White 8; Super Bowl XIII: Dallas Cowboys in white vs. Pittsburgh Steelers in black: Winner: Pittsburgh. Color 5, White 8; Super Bowl XIV: Los Angeles Rams in white vs. Pittsburgh Steelers in black: Winner: Pittsburgh. Color 6, White 8; Super Bowl XV: Philadelphia Eagles in green vs. Oakland Raiders in white: Winner: Oakland. Color 6, White 9; Super Bowl XVI: San Francisco 49ers in white vs. Cincinnati Bengals in black: Winner: San Francisco. Color 6, White 10; Super Bowl XVII: Washington Redskins in white vs. Miami Dolphins in aqua: Winner: Washington. Color 6, White 11; Super Bowl XVIII: Washington Redskins in white vs. Los Angeles Raiders in black: Winner: Los Angeles. Color 7; White 11; Super Bowl XIX: San Francisco 49ers in red vs. Miami Dolphins in white: Winner: San Francisco. Color 8, White 11; Super Bowl XX: Chicago Bears in white vs. New England Patriots in red: Winner: Chicago. Color 8, White 12.

As the second decade of Super Bowls ends, white wins another six to the colored jersey four, extending the white jersey advantage to 12 to 8. Only 6 out of 10 of my personal choices for best uniform were victorious, but still a sizeable 14 to 6 advantage.

Super Bowls XXI-XXX: Super Bowl XXI: New York Giants in blue vs. Denver Broncos in white: Winner: New York. Color 9, White 12; Super Bowl XXII: Washington Redskins in white vs. Denver Broncos in orange: Winner: Washington. Color 9, White 13; Super Bowl XXIII: San Francisco 49ers in red vs. Cincinnati Bengals in white: Winner: San Francisco. Color 10, White 13; Super Bowl XXIV: San Francisco 49ers in white vs. Denver Broncos in orange: Winner: San Francisco. Color 10, White 14; Super Bowl XXV: New York Giants in blue vs. Buffalo Bills in white: Winner: New York. Color 11, White 14; Super Bowl XXVI: Washington Redskins in white vs. Buffalo Bills in blue: Winner: Washington. Color 11, White 15; Super Bowl XXVII: Dallas Cowboys in white vs. Buffalo Bills in blue: Winner: Dallas. Color 11, White 16; Super Bowl XXVIII: Dallas Cowboys in white vs. Buffalo Bills in blue: Winner: Dallas. Color 11, White 17; Super Bowl XXIX: San Francisco 49ers in red vs. San Diego Chargers in white: Winner: San Francisco. Color 12, White 17; Super Bowl XXX: Dallas Cowboys in white vs. Pittsburgh Steelers in black: Winner: Dallas. Color 12, White 18.

The team wearing white opens up a commanding lead during the third decade of Super Bowls of eighteen to twelve. Big advantage for my personal preferences, 8 to 2. Total lead there is now 22 to 8.

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Super Bowls XXXI-XL Super Bowl XXXI: Green Bay Packers in green vs. New England Patriots in white: Winner: Green Bay. Color 13, White 18; Super Bowl XXXII Green Bay Packers in white vs. Denver Broncos in blue: Winner: Denver. Color 14, White 18; Super Bowl XXXIII: Atlanta Falcons in black vs. Denver Broncos in white: Winner: Denver. Color 14, White 19; Super Bowl XXXIV: St. Louis Rams in white vs. Tennessee Titans in blue: Winner: St. Louis. Color 14, White 20; Super Bowl XXXV: New York Giants in blue vs. Baltimore Ravens in white: Winner: Baltimore. Color 14, White 21; Super Bowl XXXVI St. Louis Rams in white vs. New England Patriots in blue: Winner: New England. Color 15, White 21; Super Bowl XXXVII: Tampa Bay Buccaneers in red vs. Oakland Raiders in white: Winner: Tampa Bay. Color 16, White 21; Super Bowl XXXVIII: Carolina Panthers in white vs. New England Patriots in blue: Winner: New England. Color 17, White 21; Super Bowl XXXIX: Philadelphia Eagles in green vs. New England Patriots in white: Winner: New England. Color 17, White 22; Super Bowl XL: Seattle Seahawks in blue vs. Pittsburgh Steelers in white: Winner: Pittsburgh. Color 17, White 23.

Although the teams wearing color managed a five and five split with the teams wearing white, the white jersey-wearing team still holds a commanding lead of 23-17. A split of five and five in personal preferences for this group as well. This puts the total of ‘better’ unis at an advantage of 27-13

Super Bowls XLI & XLII Super Bowl XLI: Chicago Bears in navy vs. Indianapolis Colts in white: Winner: Indianapolis. Color 17, White 24; Super Bowl XLII: New York Giants in white vs. New England Patriots in blue: Winner: New York. Color 17, White 25.

The team wearing white continued it’s dominance in the beginning two Super Bowls of the 5th decade, winning both. I also go two-for-two in personal uni preferences, for a final total of 29-13.

So, what did we learn here? The team wearing white and the team with the ‘better’ uniform have a decided advantage in the Super Bowl. Who will win tomorrow? I’ll have my pick then, but based on the ‘white’ & ‘better’ criteria, you can probably guess already.

How would you rank the uniforms from the past 42 games? Lets hear it!

Day Before The Super Bowl Bonuses: ••• Think you know your Super Bowl Trivia? Take the Quiz ••• All previous XLII Super Bowl Logos here ••• Mental Floss has some pretty cool Super Bowl trivia.

 

127 comments to XLII Bowls, LXXXIV Uniforms

  • Cooper's Dad | January 31, 2009 at 8:25 am |

    Thanks for the Super Bowl breakdown, Phil. Great work as usual. Now, during the Final Four, can you break down the uniforms for all the participants? I’m thinking just go back to 1979 when Bird & Magic made college ball a big deal. I am willing and able to help if need be

  • Stuby on the Blackberry | January 31, 2009 at 8:54 am |

    I like to look at the overall matchup for each game. There are a lot of great uni pairings, but also a few stinkers.

    My Top 5-in no particular order:
    XI Oakland vs. Minnesota
    I KC vs. Green Bay
    XII Dallas vs. Denver
    XLI Indy vs. Chicago
    XIX SF vs. Miami

    My Bottom 5:
    XXXIV Tennessee vs. St. Louis
    XXXIII Denver vs. Atlanta
    XXII Denver vs. Washington
    XXXIX Philadelphia vs. New England
    XL Pittsburgh vs. Seattle

    Dallas vs. Pittsburgh is a special category, since we’ve seen that classic matchup on 3 different occasions,

  • JTH | January 31, 2009 at 9:01 am |

    Here are my picks for I thru X. More later when I have time…

    I: Packers over Chiefs – This one’s not even close, but it would have been a different story if the Packers had worn white and the Chiefs had worn red.
    II: Raiders over Packers – Same thing here — Oakland in a romp. White jersey + yellow pants = trainwreck in my book.
    III: Jets over Colts – Our first close contest — you could almost flip a coin on this one, but I love the color patterns on the Jets’ sleeves.
    IV: Chiefs over Vikings – Another close one — basically a tie, except for the socks
    V: Colts over Cowboys – Another blowout
    VI: Cowboys over Dolphins by a nose
    VII: Dolphins over Redskins – I don’t care for that stripe pattern on the skins jerseys at all.
    VIII: Vikings over Dolphins in another squeaker
    IX: Vikings over Steelers – Am I really picking the Vikings twice in a row? As I said, I’m not a fan of the white jersey/yellow pants look. Again, flip the color/white teams and things are much different.
    X: Steelers over Cowboys – Another nail-biter, but the Steelers classic black jersey is one of my favorites of all time.

  • JTH | January 31, 2009 at 9:09 am |

    Best matchup of I-X?
    III

    Worst?
    No really bad ones, but put a gun to my head and I say VII.

  • gazzoo | January 31, 2009 at 9:15 am |

    I agree with some choices and disagree with others, but respect your opinion…except for one; Patriots over the Bears? Wait, that can’t be right. Let go back and read it again…WTF?

    Now I like Pat the Patriot as much as the next guy, but this choice strains your credibility into Blagojevich territory.

  • gazzoo | January 31, 2009 at 9:18 am |

    Whoops…I misread it…sorry…it’s too early

  • timmy b | January 31, 2009 at 9:21 am |

    in the later posts from yesterday, it was asked about the 1968-1996 Broncos blue helmet (the one with the orange ‘d’ logo with the snorting horse penned in by the ‘d’) about the shade of blue and how it seemed to evolve from a rather royal blue to a pale blue.

    i dug thru some of my super bowl programs and a few other sources and came up with this:

    From 1968 thru 1971, it does appear that the helmet is a darker blue. The blue hue seems to lighten from 1972 thru 1978 or 1979. After that, the helmet seemed to be a shade paler for the duration. Not as light as the Oiler columbia blue, but certainly lighter than Giants or Rams blue. it is definitely noticable when the Broncos played the Giants in Super Bowl XXI.

    In some b/w photos, the helmet looks lighter than the orange jerseys.

    But as been said by Ricko and others with more background on photographic film and print reproduction, it can be tricky to tell.

    And, this is how I see it from my own 20/400 eyes, so please don’t take this find as gospel.

  • Kenny | January 31, 2009 at 9:24 am |

    Anybody think Paul has the dough to have purchased the helmet cart?!?

    http://msn.foxsports...

  • Christopher | January 31, 2009 at 9:34 am |

    [quote comment=”312739″]I agree with some choices and disagree with others, but respect your opinion…except for one; Patriots over the Bears? Wait, that can’t be right. Let go back and read it again…WTF?

    Now I like Pat the Patriot as much as the next guy, but this choice strains your credibility into Blagojevich territory.[/quote]

    I gotta chime in here and agree.

    Ok, fine- I’m a Bears fan. Was born in Chicago.

    But, wow… Bears have one of the best uniforms in all of Sports, and are absolutely top three or four in the NFL (Cowboys, Steelers, Packers all fight for the top spot in my mind, everyone else is a distant 5th place and beyond).

  • JTH | January 31, 2009 at 9:45 am |

    [quote comment=”312740″]Whoops…I misread it…sorry…it’s too early[/quote]
    No, you read it correctly. He liked the Pats’ old home reds better than the Bears’ road whites.

  • Brian | January 31, 2009 at 9:51 am |

    The Packers jerseys give me fits. Favored by 14 in SB XXXI – they wear green and roll. Favored by 14 in SB XXXII – they wear white and lose, and to those horrible, horrible Broncos unis. All through the 90s we, and that includes, basically, all Packer fans from my inexact poll, hated those white uniforms. Probably because the Packers always went to Dallas and lost in them. It’s amazing they won SB II in white, especially against arguably the best unis in sports, the Raiders black.

  • Cooper's Dad | January 31, 2009 at 9:53 am |

    [quote comment=”312745″]The Packers jerseys give me fits. Favored by 14 in SB XXXI – they wear green and roll. Favored by 14 in SB XXXII – they wear white and lose, and to those horrible, horrible Broncos unis. All through the 90s we, and that includes, basically, all Packer fans from my inexact poll, hated those white uniforms. Probably because the Packers always went to Dallas and lost in them. It’s amazing they won SB II in white, especially against arguably the best unis in sports, the Raiders black.[/quote]
    The Packers wear green when they go to Dallas

  • Stuby | January 31, 2009 at 9:54 am |

    [quote comment=”312745″]The Packers jerseys give me fits. Favored by 14 in SB XXXI – they wear green and roll. Favored by 14 in SB XXXII – they wear white and lose, and to those horrible, horrible Broncos unis. All through the 90s we, and that includes, basically, all Packer fans from my inexact poll, hated those white uniforms. Probably because the Packers always went to Dallas and lost in them. It’s amazing they won SB II in white, especially against arguably the best unis in sports, the Raiders black.[/quote]
    The Packers wore white in Dallas? Really?

  • LI Phil | January 31, 2009 at 10:04 am |

    [quote comment=”312744″][quote comment=”312740″]Whoops…I misread it…sorry…it’s too early[/quote]
    No, you read it correctly. He liked the Pats’ old home reds better than the Bears’ road whites.[/quote]

    it’s true…and it’s one of SEVERAL contests where i could have used a coinflip…(mostly on the horrid one tho)

    what sealed this deal, i remember, (somewhat vividly) watching this one in my frat, and about 98% of the guys were either pats rooters or ambivalent, but the biggest douche in the house was a bears fan — and got even drunker and more obnoxious than usual during the game (i think someone actually body slammed him after he started doing the super bowl shuffle when the fridge scored) — so that tipped it to the pats

    both beautiful unis, very tough call

    /if you guys wanna break ’em down, ala JTH, that’s great — i didn’t do that cuz the column’s already long, but i can certainly provide my justification for any particular game if need be ;)

  • Johnny O | January 31, 2009 at 10:07 am |

    [quote comment=”312747″][quote comment=”312745″]The Packers jerseys give me fits. Favored by 14 in SB XXXI – they wear green and roll. Favored by 14 in SB XXXII – they wear white and lose, and to those horrible, horrible Broncos unis. All through the 90s we, and that includes, basically, all Packer fans from my inexact poll, hated those white uniforms. Probably because the Packers always went to Dallas and lost in them. It’s amazing they won SB II in white, especially against arguably the best unis in sports, the Raiders black.[/quote]
    The Packers wore white in Dallas? Really?[/quote]

    The Packers did wear white in 2007 when they visited Dallas:
    http://cache.daylife...

    …but that was probably the first time in a long time, and only because the ‘Boys were wearing throwbacks.

    Also, on a different note, The Lions may lose their treasured Thanksgiving Day game if they keep on stinkin’. Details here:
    http://msn.foxsports...

  • JTH | January 31, 2009 at 10:14 am |

    Here’s my review of XI to XX.

    XI: Raiders over Vikings — This is a tough one. The Raiders’ silver/white/silver is a good look, but it is dwarfed by the silver/black/silver. The Vikes’ old purple jerseys with the Northwestern stripes were solid. This one came down to the helmet.
    XII: Cowboys over Broncos — No contest. Dallas by a landslide. I love orange, but I don’t like that not-quite-royal-blue the Broncos used to wear — Also, their socks looked like hand-me-downs the Bears gave them because they were too faded to wear anymore.
    XIII: Steelers over Cowboys — Essentially the same as SBX.
    XIV: Rams over Steelers — Remember what I said about the white jersey/yellow pants abomination? That doesn’t apply here because I love the way the pants match the sleeves.
    XV: Raiders over Eagles — Tough choice, but again, the Raiders have the better helmets.
    XVI: Bengals over 49ers. I always loved those Cincy unis. I hope they bring them back soon.
    XVII: Redskins over Dolphins — very, very close, but no cigar for the fish.
    XVIII: Raiders over Skins — Raiders silver/black/silver one of the top 3 looks in the NFL.
    XIX: 49ers over Dolphins — So close, but those Niners’ unis were gorgeous.
    XX: Bears over Patriots — Yes, I’m a Bears fan so I’m biased, but I’ve never liked those Pat Patriot unis. I remember being disappointed that the Bears were playing the Pats because of those unis. Now I do like them approximately 17 billion times better than the Flying Elvis, but looking better than the Pats’ current unis is kinda like winning a tallest midget contest.

    Best combo: XIV edges out XIX
    Worst: XII

  • JTH | January 31, 2009 at 10:18 am |

    No offense to any little people out there, but I just realized that I used the words “dwarfed” and “midget” in the same post.

  • Johnny Bacardi | January 31, 2009 at 10:30 am |

    Wait a minute. You’re telling me that you think that those godawful Broncos uniforms looked better than Atlanta’s in that Super Bowl? Are you effing kidding me? Those Bronco unis have been a speck in the eye of NFL fans since they were first drawn up. I know the Falcons didn’t have the flashiest of uniforms, and as a longtime fan I still hate the black helmets, but they were a lot classier than their opponents’. Uni-wise, anyway.

  • DenverGregg | January 31, 2009 at 10:30 am |

    Best looking games: XV, III, XLI;
    Worst looking games: XVII, VI, VIII

  • LI Phil | January 31, 2009 at 10:36 am |

    [quote comment=”312752″]Wait a minute. You’re telling me that you think that those godawful Broncos uniforms looked better than Atlanta’s in that Super Bowl? Are you effing kidding me? Those Bronco unis have been a speck in the eye of NFL fans since they were first drawn up. I know the Falcons didn’t have the flashiest of uniforms, and as a longtime fan I still hate the black helmets, but they were a lot classier than their opponents’. Uni-wise, anyway.[/quote]

    this was one i agonized over, and i could have chosen the falcons…

    my personal opinion is that the falcons looked best in red (their original red) not black, and i was never a fan of the uni they wore in that SB; i agree the broncos’ current uni set is awful (although the all-white is the best of the worst, and prolly set NFL unis down the current path of awfulness on which they are now)…however, my personal opinion, nothing more, is that the ‘better’ (a very relative term) uni was the broncos during that matchup

    i can understand if you disagree, completely

  • Sarran | January 31, 2009 at 10:55 am |

    [quote comment=”312754″][quote comment=”312752″]Wait a minute. You’re telling me that you think that those godawful Broncos uniforms looked better than Atlanta’s in that Super Bowl? Are you effing kidding me? Those Bronco unis have been a speck in the eye of NFL fans since they were first drawn up. I know the Falcons didn’t have the flashiest of uniforms, and as a longtime fan I still hate the black helmets, but they were a lot classier than their opponents’. Uni-wise, anyway.[/quote]

    this was one i agonized over, and i could have chosen the falcons…

    my personal opinion is that the falcons looked best in red (their original red) not black, and i was never a fan of the uni they wore in that SB; i agree the broncos’ current uni set is awful (although the all-white is the best of the worst, and prolly set NFL unis down the current path of awfulness on which they are now)…however, my personal opinion, nothing more, is that the ‘better’ (a very relative term) uni was the broncos during that matchup

    i can understand if you disagree, completely[/quote]
    This could be the only tie in SB uni history.

  • Giancarlo | January 31, 2009 at 11:12 am |

    Surprised that JTH likes the XIV combo. I remember watching that one thinking it was such a bad color clash – two kinds of yellow. In fact my least favorite matchup out of the first 20 SBs. Fine unis individually… though eventually that Rams uni looked dated – I think their best look was the 1964-72 royal & white. In retrospect it’s cool that the vast majority of the first 20 SBs were pretty easy on the eyes. Colts-Cowboys & Dolphins-Vikings kind of below standard, XIV bad, but the rest very nice.

  • Ricko | January 31, 2009 at 11:22 am |

    Ten days til “Pitchers and Catchers report”.
    Four of my favorite words, when strung together that way, of course.

    (So we’ll have a softball “Benchies” that’s kinda sorta DIY-related with my little green name today. LOL)

    —Ricko

  • Glen S | January 31, 2009 at 11:23 am |

    Random question:

    Does anyone know the name of UConn’s font style?

    Thanks in advance.

  • Ryan B | January 31, 2009 at 11:28 am |

    [quote comment=”312758″]Random question:

    Does anyone know the name of UConn’s font style?

    Thanks in advance.[/quote]

    It’s based on Armada, but the actual UConn font itself is proprietary.

  • Mark K | January 31, 2009 at 11:30 am |

    Kind of disagree with your Washington White over Buffalo Blue in XXVI.

    Maybe I’m partial to the old Bills blue because back in those days Buffalo was almost unbeatable in their blue jerseys. They always seemed to lay an egg wearing white (I would say a vast majority of their losses during those 4 seasons were in white) so it was no surprise that kick slipped wide against the Giants. Then 3 SBs in a row wearing blue and, well, you know…

  • Ricko | January 31, 2009 at 11:40 am |

    As long as we’re talking about football uniforms and matchups, here’s an odd one I stumbled upon last night: Portland State (kelly and white) at Idaho (old gold and silver) from 1971.
    http://farm4.static....

    —Ricko

  • Stuby | January 31, 2009 at 11:43 am |

    [quote comment=”312756″]Surprised that JTH likes the XIV combo. I remember watching that one thinking it was such a bad color clash – two kinds of yellow. In fact my least favorite matchup out of the first 20 SBs. Fine unis individually… though eventually that Rams uni looked dated – I think their best look was the 1964-72 royal & white. In retrospect it’s cool that the vast majority of the first 20 SBs were pretty easy on the eyes. Colts-Cowboys & Dolphins-Vikings kind of below standard, XIV bad, but the rest very nice.[/quote]
    How come people always talk about the Niners in XIX being the closest thing to a home team in the SB when the Rams played XIV only 12 miles from the LA Coliseum (it was their final season there before moving to the Big A in Anaheim). Odd.

  • Ricko | January 31, 2009 at 11:44 am |

    [quote comment=”312761″]As long as we’re talking about football uniforms and matchups, here’s an odd one I stumbled upon last night: Portland State (kelly and white) at Idaho (old gold and silver) from 1971.
    http://farm4.static....

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Oops, should be FOREST and white for Portland State. And I just noticed the QBs pants stripes are different than his blocker’s.

  • Tall Paul | January 31, 2009 at 11:45 am |

    Phil: I believe your personal preference score after two decades should be 14 to 6 rather than 14 to 5.

  • Dave | January 31, 2009 at 11:47 am |

    As a die hard Packers fan, I can agree with the above blogger who said that Green Bay fans HATED the Packers white uniforms in the 90s, especially because the team lost the Super Bowl in them. One thing that is incorrect, though, the Packers always wore green in Dallas, until 2007 when the Cowboys sported blue alternates. The Packers losses in Dallas came mostly before they really hit their stride and became the team to beat.

    Another reason that contributed to the hatred of the white uniform was the Packers success at home in the green uniforms. Including playoffs, the Packers won 29 consecutive home games from 1995-1998 wearing the green uniforms. They were two games away from setting the all-time home consecutive regular season winning streak (Dolphins of the 70s hold it, I believe). So basically, it seemed impossible to beat the Pack in the green uniforms at home and in the Super Bowl. Then they go into Super Bowl 32 as massive favorites and blow it in those white uniforms. It seems weird, but there was truly a lot of resentment for the Packers’ white uniforms in the 90s. I remember it well. Not a lot of good vibes when they wore those things.

  • interlockingtc | January 31, 2009 at 11:47 am |

    Great post.

    However, in Super Bowl XLI, the Bears beat the Colts uniform. Easily. I mean, look at those ridiculous truncated stripes on the Colts. It’s like going to the prom all dressed up with a big zit on your nose.

  • Ricko | January 31, 2009 at 12:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”312766″]Great post.

    However, in Super Bowl XLI, the Bears beat the Colts uniform. Easily. I mean, look at those ridiculous truncated stripes on the Colts. It’s like going to the prom all dressed up with a big zit on your nose.[/quote]

    You are SO on the money there. It has always bothered me that the Colts (who introduced the double shoulder loop to pro football, for pete’s sake) don’t insist Nike do a better job of keeping that look alive. They’re no longer loops at all, just “forward-facing shoulder stipes.” I mean, who’s the boss here? C’mon, Colts, man up and tell Nike to get down off their damn pedestal and do it right.

    —Ricko

  • Ryan Valdiserri | January 31, 2009 at 12:08 pm |

    I loved your article about the Steelers beating the Cards in the uni category. I have always felt that the Steeler uni’s are unbeatable. Their throwbacks are even really cool!

  • mtjaws | January 31, 2009 at 12:22 pm |

    I only got 13 of 20 right on the quiz for 65%.

    I enjoyed the uni comparisons, but still hope white loses this year.

  • JTH | January 31, 2009 at 12:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”312756″]Surprised that JTH likes the XIV combo. I remember watching that one thinking it was such a bad color clash – two kinds of yellow. [/quote]
    Hmmmm… Good point. I guess I’ve been judging these based on the individual uniforms but not the overall combinations. These happen to be two of my all-time favorite uni combos. Plus, I don’t have vivid memories of that Super Bowl, so I’m going strictly by the photographic evidence, which doesn’t make it look so bad. But you’re right — the two yellows do not look great together.

    Coincidentally, I just poured a bunch of Goldfish crackers into a yellow bowl for one of my kids. The bowl is kinda similar in color to the Rams’ old yellow and the crackers somewhat resemble the Steelers’ color. It is not a good combination.

    On second thought, the best of XI-XX has to be XIX. I still stand by my other choices.

  • Johnny Bacardi | January 31, 2009 at 12:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”312754″]

    my personal opinion is that the falcons looked best in red (their original red) not black, and i was never a fan of the uni they wore in that SB…[/quote]

    I COMPLETELY agree, and all is forgiven. Still hate those Broncos unis, though.

  • LI Phil | January 31, 2009 at 12:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”312764″]Phil: I believe your personal preference score after two decades should be 14 to 6 rather than 14 to 5.[/quote]

    it’s the new math ;)

    and old math was never my strong suit either…will fix (thanks)

  • Glenn | January 31, 2009 at 12:41 pm |

    Ok, following up on my post yesterday regarding the differing shades of blue on the older Broncos helmets, here are a few screen grabs from the 1977 AFC Championship game.

    Joe Rizzo in front, Steve Foley behind

    Billy Thompson left, Bernard Jackson right

    One other thing I found interesting was the silk screened numbers on the Raiders jerseys. Never being a huge Raiders fan (for obvious reasons), I always had just assumed they always had embroidered numbers.

  • LI Phil | January 31, 2009 at 12:43 pm |

    [quote]C’mon, Colts, man up and tell Nike to get down off their damn pedestal and do it right.[/quote]

    we can blame the swoosh for a lot of things (and rightly so)…but i think the vector is at fault here

  • JTH | January 31, 2009 at 1:00 pm |

    Breaking down XXI to XXX…

    XXI: Giants over Broncos — not that I dislike them, but I don’t particularly care for the Giants’ unis of this era and sure, the Broncos’ helmet logo blows away the block GIANTS logo, but the G-Men’s shade of blue is a lot more pleasing to the eye than the Broncos’.
    XXII: Redskins over the Broncos in a laugher.
    XXIII: 49ers over Bengals — another near-coinflip decision, but it’s hard to top the look of the Niners wearing red in the 80s.
    XXIV: 49ers over Broncos — Man, the Broncos just can’t buy a victory, can they? Perhaps, like Phil’s choice of the Pats over the Bears, my view of their unis is tarnished by someone I disliked who was a fan of theirs. One nice thing I’ll say about them: at least it doesn’t look like they picked their hosiery out of the Halas Hall trash during this era.
    XXV: Bills over Giants — I really don’t particularly like or dislike either uni, but I really can’t stand that block GIANTS logo.
    XXVI: Redskins over Bills — Sorry, Buffalo, your marginal sartorial triumph the year before might be your only Super Bowl glory.
    XXVII and XXVIII: Cowboys over Bills — no contest
    XXIX: 49ers over Chargers — A beatdown of epic proportions pitting the Niners in their best look ever vs. the Chargers in their worst.
    XXX: Steelers over Cowboys — Dallas finally gets the better of Pittsburgh in the game, but they lose the uni battle once again.

    Best: XXX
    Worst: I happen to love both uniforms separately, but toghether they clash pretty badly, so I’ll go with XXXIII

  • Jamie | January 31, 2009 at 1:02 pm |

    Of all the Cowboys pics from that Super Bowl, you had to pick Leon Lett? You’re killing me, Phil. Ha.

  • Ricko | January 31, 2009 at 1:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”312775″][quote]C’mon, Colts, man up and tell Nike to get down off their damn pedestal and do it right.[/quote]

    we can blame the swoosh for a lot of things (and rightly so)…but i think the vector is at fault here[/quote]

    Shit. You’re right. Sorry about that. Nike and Reebok both commit the same “loop abuse” (Nike whacked off Syracuse, I know) so I guess lumped them together. Doesn’t change my recommendation to the Colts regarding their supplier, though. LOL

    I do know, for whatever other faults adidas may have, they manage to keep the loops looking at least a little more like loops, hinting at it, anyway…on UCLA, for example.
    http://laist.com/200...

    Now, whoever supplies Ohio, they’ve got it closer to what it should be.
    http://picasaweb.goo...

    My apolgies to Nike. They do loops very well at Cornell.
    http://www.champions...

    —Ricko

  • DenverGregg | January 31, 2009 at 1:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”312772″][quote comment=”312754″]

    my personal opinion is that the falcons looked best in red (their original red) not black, and i was never a fan of the uni they wore in that SB…[/quote]

    I COMPLETELY agree, and all is forgiven. Still hate those Broncos unis, though.[/quote]
    The Bronx’ new duds are duds, but nowhere near as ugly as the latest Falcons’ set.

  • Robert in Dallas | January 31, 2009 at 1:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”312757″]Ten days til “Pitchers and Catchers report”.
    Four of my favorite words, when strung together that way, of course.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Agreed. As a Reds fan, I enjoy the off-season and Spring Training much more than the season itself these days.

  • M.Princip | January 31, 2009 at 1:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”312768″]I loved your article about the Steelers beating the Cards in the uni category. I have always felt that the Steeler uni’s are unbeatable. Their throwbacks are even really cool![/quote]

    I love the Steeler’s uniforms, always have, although their current yellow helmet throwback attire looks ridiculous.

    Now, those ’94 throwbacks were amazing: http://www.geocities...

  • Beats in Buffalo | January 31, 2009 at 1:40 pm |

    Jamie,

    Phil’s killing you? How about all the tormented Bills fans that were treated to a pic of the infamous Norwood kick for the example of XXV, as if reviewing the uniforms worn in four straight loses. And I know with Phil being a Giants fan he really enjoyed posting the pic haha.

  • mmwatkin | January 31, 2009 at 1:53 pm |

    Well…looks like Detroit fans are all on board with adopting a shitty new logo for the Lions.

    http://www.971thetic...

    Where is the “none of the above” option?

  • Lwiedy | January 31, 2009 at 1:55 pm |

    Took the clan to NFL Experience yesterday. Almost like being at the game ;-) as there were THREE flyovers the stadium while we were there (practice makes perfect, I guess).

    It was pretty solid. I think someone posted some memorabilia already but here is a small slideshow of helmets: http://www.flickr.co...

    There were some more good equipment at the Hunt Auction in the card show tent but the camera had been appropriated by then by the wife, so no shots. I was looking at this when a fellow with the auction was wandering around “answering” questions. I pointed out that if it was a 1969 Vikes, it should not have NOB and told him why. He looked at me like I was speaking Chinese.

    I did read in the description they did allow for a “team alteration” but the guy had no idea why it shouldn’t have one. Also, I guess it’s possible the patch was below the number during the regular season but I believe they wound up on the shoulder by SB IV. Rick?

  • Ricko | January 31, 2009 at 2:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”312783″]Well…looks like Detroit fans are all on board with adopting a shitty new logo for the Lions.

    http://www.971thetic...

    Where is the “none of the above” option?[/quote]

    I see the red & black Lion currently is leading.

    How original. The lack of independent thought among most sports fans is just…staggering.

  • Lwiedy | January 31, 2009 at 2:07 pm |

    On NFL Network’s America’s Game, LC Greenwood gives background on the yellow shoes. http://redsoxandnasc...
    He had to wear high tops due to an injury and they were black. He didn’t want white so the equipment manager painted them yellow. Really nothing new there but what I didn’t know was that he often stuck his feet in the air after making a tackle because he was tired of Joe Greene getting credit for his tackles.

  • Alex | January 31, 2009 at 2:14 pm |

    Love that 49ers throwback in XXIX. Going from that to the busy mess they wear now was the real sign of the end of a dynasty…

  • Nick | January 31, 2009 at 2:15 pm |

    Phil,

    I might be wrong but I think for Super Bowls I-X the ‘better’ uniformed team should have won 7 out of 10 times, not 8 (check Super Bowls II, III, and X). The final total should be 28-14?

    Great Breakdown by the way. I probably would have to agree with most of your picks, but the Titans should definitely be over the Rams IMO.

  • tom farley | January 31, 2009 at 2:34 pm |

    Thanks for the slideshow, lwiedy.

    I see the red & black Lion currently is leading.
    I’m comparably dismayed, Ricko. I’m all but certain that none of them know of the Lions brief color switch to red and black in the late ’40s.

    I know we’ve all scrutinized B&W photos, attempting to determine team colors by the shade of gray. The post-war, pre-Bobby Layne Lions looked so odd in B&W. I found my answer in recent years, at the back of the Lions’ media guide.

    Coach Bo McMillin was an Indiana man, and somehow persuaded management to change to Hoosier red and black. They had black helmets, red or black jerseys, and white or black pants. Strange thought, innit?

  • gazzoo | January 31, 2009 at 2:37 pm |

    #19

    hmmm…I wonder what those games you don’t like have in common…

  • Lwiedy | January 31, 2009 at 2:48 pm |

    All right, Phil if it’s Packers over Chiefs, then how’s it Fins over Skins?. Is forest green that much better than burgundy red?

  • Caleb Borchers | January 31, 2009 at 2:50 pm |

    The weird thing about the white/color jersey analysis is that the white jersey has been helped by those choosing to wear white. The Cowboys (XXVII), Redskins (XVII), and Steelers (XL) all chose to wear white despite being the home team (NFC and AFC switch home designation year to year). The only chosen white jersey that lost is the Cowboys in XIII. Thus you get the white jersey with a better win rate than the designated road team.

  • Lwiedy | January 31, 2009 at 2:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”312791″]Alright, Phil if it’s Packers over Chiefs, then how’s it Fins over Skins?. Is forest green that much better than burgundy red?[/quote]

  • tom farley | January 31, 2009 at 2:52 pm |

    Found my copy of the 2003 Lions media guide. It was in ’48 and ’49 only that the Lions wore scarlet (my mistake earlier), black and white.

    ’48: “The jersey was scarlet with white numbers and the pants were white with a thin black stripe between two thin scarlet stripes. The helmets were black … The team had a second, all-black uniform, which would be worn only for certain important games that McMillin ‘particularly wished to win.’ The jersey was black with white numbers and the pants were black with a thin scarlet stripe between thin white stripes. The two uniform sets ended up being worn in four different combinations (scarlet/white, black/black, scarlet/black, black/white).”

    ’49: “The Lions returned to wearing their Honolulu blue and silver uniforms at home but continued to wear combinations of the scarlet and white uniforms and the all-black uniforms on the road. The team changed the color of their helmet to blue.”

    The helmets stayed blue “for most of the 1950 season.” But then it says they went to silver “for the 1951 season,” AND that the league wouldn’t let them wear their silver helmets for early ’50s night games “because of their resemblance to the white ball under the night lights.” (The league used a white ball for night games at the time.) “They spray-painted their helmets blue for night games.”

    I would love to know when the blue helmets went away for good. And now I know why Bobby had a blue helmet on the ’54 Time magazine cover.

    http://www.time.com/...

  • Caleb Borchers | January 31, 2009 at 2:55 pm |

    That red and black lions logo is a copy from the Lions franchise in the Super 14 (South African rugby). It looks like crap on their jerseys too.

  • Dean | January 31, 2009 at 2:59 pm |

    Found this on collegehumor.com today http://www.collegehu...
    It’s probably old, but it’s a Shockey G men jersey with the last name, and numbers upside down.

  • Lwiedy | January 31, 2009 at 3:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”312794″]Found my copy of the 2003 Lions media guide.[/quote]

    Hey, while you have that out, how many references to Chuck Hughes do they make (other than one line listings for “all-time roster” etc.) Just wondering.

  • M.Princip | January 31, 2009 at 3:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”312785″][quote comment=”312783″]Well…looks like Detroit fans are all on board with adopting a shitty new logo for the Lions.

    http://www.971thetic...

    Where is the “none of the above” option?[/quote]

    I see the red & black Lion currently is leading.

    How original. The lack of independent thought among most sports fans is just…staggering.[/quote]

    This is a joke right? Looks like frick and frack here(Karsch & Anderson) quickly put this stupid little poll together and anything pertaining to Lions clipart. “hey, let’s generate some discussion….derrrrrr……….”

  • David | January 31, 2009 at 3:06 pm |

    Here’s the uniforms from last night’s Las Vegas Wranglers/Bakersfield Condors game. It was in celebration of Gov. Rod Blagoevitch

    http://lasvegaswrang...

    http://media.lvrj.co...

  • Joe D | January 31, 2009 at 3:10 pm |

    http://news.steelers...

    The Steelers have done a good job with getting a lot of pictures throughout Super Bowl week. Friday’s gallery (under “Events” click “2009 Super Bowl XLIII – Friday”) Had 2 pictures I thought were particularly interesting

    Pic #21 – Shows the placement of the Super Bowl decal with the Gene Upshaw decal on the back of a Steelers helmet

    Pic #28 – James Farrior is wearing eye black tape with USF logos on them (the Steelers are practicing at USF’s facilities while in Tampa)

  • Lwiedy | January 31, 2009 at 3:15 pm |

    Cooked ham is not my cup of tea, but I’d have alot if they’d do this again: http://cgi.ebay.com/...

  • Cory | January 31, 2009 at 3:17 pm |

    i don’t know if anyone has pointed this out but perhaps there is an inherent bias in picking the “better” jersey? i.e. because a team won the superbowl we automatically, but subconsciously associate that team with good things and therefore elevate their jersey status? just a thought

  • tom farley | January 31, 2009 at 3:57 pm |

    Two references to Chuck Hughes, Lwiedy: One in the list of significant dates in team history, and one in the uniform segment explaining the black armband worn for the remainder of the ’71 season.

  • LI Phil | January 31, 2009 at 4:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”312791″]All right, Phil if it’s Packers over Chiefs, then how’s it Fins over Skins?. Is forest green that much better than burgundy red?[/quote]

    since it is a matter of personal preference (as i said, feel free to disagree with me), i prefer the fins white (with all their uni foibles from that era) to the burgundy AND gold…for whatever reason, just not a fan of those two paired together (i know, i don’t appear consistent, but it’s my list)…

    btw…check out the pack vs. skins, circa 75…and how close their pants were in color…in fact, they appear identical except for stripe color…in fact, if you put the pack in a white jersey, the two unis are damn near MIRROR images

  • Graf Zeppelin | January 31, 2009 at 4:05 pm |

    Lots of great Uni matchups in the early years; not so much recently. Best recent one was Bears-Colts.

    I’d have to say the overall best matchup is probably Super Bowl II (Pack in white, Raiders in black); III would have been better with the colors reversed (Jets in green, Colts in white). XVIII is another favorite of mine; Raiders in black is always a great look, and contrasted nicely with Washington’s attractive white/burgundy combo. I (GB/KC) gets an honorable mention.

    Worst matchup ever: Either this year (Cardinals’ abomination vs. Steelers’ unfortunate numerals) or XL (Seattle Blue-Man Group vs. same). Any game involving the Broncos is tied for 2nd-worst ever.

  • Mark K | January 31, 2009 at 4:12 pm |

    Titans to wear Houston Oilers unis against the Bills in HOF game this summer…

    http://sportsillustr...

    The article hints that the teams will wear their original uniforms- which I’m sure isn’t true. I’m guessing Buffalo will wear their current 3rds.

  • Lwiedy | January 31, 2009 at 4:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”312804″]Two references to Chuck Hughes, Lwiedy: One in the list of significant dates in team history, and one in the uniform segment explaining the black armband worn for the remainder of the ’71 season.[/quote]

    Thanks Tom. Here’s the armband: http://i256.photobuc...
    Maybe it is just me, do many others know this guy’s story? http://blackandblue....

  • chance | January 31, 2009 at 4:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”312765″]As a die hard Packers fan, I can agree with the above blogger who said that Green Bay fans HATED the Packers white uniforms in the 90s, especially because the team lost the Super Bowl in them. One thing that is incorrect, though, the Packers always wore green in Dallas, until 2007 when the Cowboys sported blue alternates. The Packers losses in Dallas came mostly before they really hit their stride and became the team to beat.

    Another reason that contributed to the hatred of the white uniform was the Packers success at home in the green uniforms. Including playoffs, the Packers won 29 consecutive home games from 1995-1998 wearing the green uniforms. They were two games away from setting the all-time home consecutive regular season winning streak (Dolphins of the 70s hold it, I believe). So basically, it seemed impossible to beat the Pack in the green uniforms at home and in the Super Bowl. Then they go into Super Bowl 32 as massive favorites and blow it in those white uniforms. It seems weird, but there was truly a lot of resentment for the Packers’ white uniforms in the 90s. I remember it well. Not a lot of good vibes when they wore those things.[/quote]

    I really hate the Packers’ road uniforms. With a passion.

    For me, it’s all about the ugly stripes. The classic pattern looks stupid when you reverse the colors.

    Absent a Steelers solution to the problem, I’d like to see them return to the classic Lombardi road jersey. None of Forrest Gregg’s uniform “improvements” ought to be kept.

  • Lwiedy | January 31, 2009 at 4:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”312805″][quote comment=”312791″]All right, Phil if it’s Packers over Chiefs, then how’s it Fins over Skins?. Is forest green that much better than burgundy red?[/quote]

    since it is a matter of personal preference (as i said, feel free to disagree with me), i prefer the fins white (with all their uni foibles from that era) to the burgundy AND gold…for whatever reason, just not a fan of those two paired together (i know, i don’t appear consistent, but it’s my list)…[/quote]

    Of course, the exercise was just simply “what do I like”, so no wrong answer. It’s just funny, a game played in the same place, at the same time (approx.), and the same STYLE uniforms with just some color swaps.

  • Lwiedy | January 31, 2009 at 4:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”312805″][quote comment=”312791″]All right, Phil if it’s Packers over Chiefs, then how’s it Fins over Skins?. Is forest green that much better than burgundy red?[/quote]

    btw…check out the pack vs. skins, circa 75…and how close their pants were in color…in fact, they appear identical except for stripe color…in fact, if you put the pack in a white jersey, the two unis are damn near MIRROR images[/quote]

    Thank Vince for that.

  • Matt | January 31, 2009 at 4:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”312799″]Here’s the uniforms from last night’s Las Vegas Wranglers/Bakersfield Condors game. It was in celebration of Gov. Rod Blagoevitch

    http://lasvegaswrang...

    http://media.lvrj.co...

    I went to this game; here is my gallery: http://www.flickr.co...

  • Lwiedy | January 31, 2009 at 4:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”312809″][quote comment=”312765″]As a die hard Packers fan, I can agree with the above blogger who said that Green Bay fans HATED the Packers white uniforms in the 90s, especially because the team lost the Super Bowl in them. One thing that is incorrect, though, the Packers always wore green in Dallas, until 2007 when the Cowboys sported blue alternates. The Packers losses in Dallas came mostly before they really hit their stride and became the team to beat.

    Another reason that contributed to the hatred of the white uniform was the Packers success at home in the green uniforms. Including playoffs, the Packers won 29 consecutive home games from 1995-1998 wearing the green uniforms. They were two games away from setting the all-time home consecutive regular season winning streak (Dolphins of the 70s hold it, I believe). So basically, it seemed impossible to beat the Pack in the green uniforms at home and in the Super Bowl. Then they go into Super Bowl 32 as massive favorites and blow it in those white uniforms. It seems weird, but there was truly a lot of resentment for the Packers’ white uniforms in the 90s. I remember it well. Not a lot of good vibes when they wore those things.[/quote]

    I really hate the Packers’ road uniforms. With a passion.

    For me, it’s all about the ugly stripes. The classic pattern looks stupid when you reverse the colors.

    Absent a Steelers solution to the problem, I’d like to see them return to the classic Lombardi road jersey. None of Forrest Gregg’s uniform “improvements” ought to be kept.[/quote]

    There’s a good shot of the 2003 Throwbacks. Would that suffice as a “modern” alternative?

  • Ricko | January 31, 2009 at 4:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”312811″][quote comment=”312805″][quote comment=”312791″]All right, Phil if it’s Packers over Chiefs, then how’s it Fins over Skins?. Is forest green that much better than burgundy red?[/quote]

    btw…check out the pack vs. skins, circa 75…and how close their pants were in color…in fact, they appear identical except for stripe color…in fact, if you put the pack in a white jersey, the two unis are damn near MIRROR images[/quote]

    Thank Vince for that.[/quote]

    Ah, the Skins’ Burgundy Shoes Era. I don’t know that Riddell ever made burgundy cleats—even custom order—and it looks like the original black is starting to show through whatever was used to spray them burgundy. (That’s Verlon Biggs, isn’t it?)

  • JTH | January 31, 2009 at 4:51 pm |

    XXXI thru XLII. It’s gonna be hard to pick just one for worst matchup here…

    XXXI: Packers over Patriots – another slaughter — Patriots are completly outclassed by the Pack.
    XXXII: Packers over Broncos – Even with the dreaded white jersey/yellow pants combo wins by default over those Broncos’ eyesores.
    XXXIII: Falcons over Broncos – Those old black Falcons unis are underrated. No, they’ve got nothing on the red ones, but they were not without their charm. I don’t care for the Broncos’ all-white look at all.
    XXXIV: Rams over Titans – Rams: classic, Titans: disastrous
    XXXV: Giants over Ravens – Another lopsided victory. The Giants look outstanding in the modern version of their classic look and the Ravens… have decent sleeve patches.
    XXXVI: Rams over the Patriots – It’s a major step down for the Rams from their previous Super Bowl appearances so this one’s closer than it might have been, but Flying Elvis is thwarted again.
    XXXVII: Raiders over Buccaneers – The Raiders look great, as always. I actually kinda like the Bucs’ current unis, but those pewter pants are atrocious.
    XXXVIII: Patriots over Panthers – Another close one — the Panthers uniforms manage to be even busier than the Patriots’. Plus, the went with the white pants instead of silver.
    XXXIX: Eagles over Patriots – Eagles scratch out a victory in another terrible match-up.
    XL: Steelers over Seahawks – Another team with the awful white jersey/yellow pants look manages to win because the other team just looks so unbelievably ridiculous.
    XLI: Bears over Colts – As a Bears fan, I tried to look at this one as objectively as I could. Overall, they were very evenly matched in most respects (overlooking the truncated shoulder loops). There’s only one element that stands out — the socks. The Colts solid blues can’t hold a candle to the Bears’ striped beauties.
    XLII: Giants over the Patriots – I’ve gotten used to it, but the Giants’ white jersey just looks so weird paired with the blue helmet. That being said, it’s a solid uniform. I can’t say the same for the Patriots.

    Best: XLI
    Worst: XL. God, I hate that monochrome Seattle crap.

  • dan | January 31, 2009 at 5:03 pm |

    i really hate the bears, but they have the best road uniform in the nfl (except when they wear white pants). i would vote for any team wearing a colored uniform. i can’t stand the white dallas cowboy uniform. they look way better in blue.

  • KevinW | January 31, 2009 at 5:07 pm |

    Waaaay off topic, but a few weeks ago Paul showed a picture of a guy who bought patches from a website and made a DIY Orioles sweater. Does anyone remember that article or more specifically, the site Paul linked to?

  • Ricko | January 31, 2009 at 5:16 pm |

    I was looking through some old stuff, including photos of Charlie Conerly quarterbacking the Giants wearing #42. He played through 1961. John Hadl quarterbacked the Chargers and Rams wearing #21, then was traded to Packers during ’74, where he worn #12. He finished up in ’76 and ’77 with the Oilers. Don’t remember what number the Oilers gave him.

    So the question is: Was the last full-time NFL QB to wear a number higher than 19 John Hadl (Rams ’74), or John Hadl (Oilers ’77)?

    Anyone recall his Oiler jersey number?

    —Ricko

    —Ricko

  • Graf Zeppelin | January 31, 2009 at 5:22 pm |

    [quote comment=\”312818\”]I was looking through some old stuff, including photos of Charlie Conerly quarterbacking the Giants wearing #42. He played through 1961. John Hadl quarterbacked the Chargers and Rams wearing #21, then was traded to Packers during \’74, where he worn #12. He finished up in \’76 and \’77 with the Oilers. Don\’t remember what number the Oilers gave him.

    So the question is: Was the last full-time NFL QB to wear a number higher than 19 John Hadl (Rams \’74), or John Hadl (Oilers \’77)?

    Anyone recall his Oiler jersey number?

    —Ricko

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Hadl was the last NFL QB to do it, though I\’m not sure what number he wore in Houston.

    Doug Flutie wore 22 in the USFL in 1985.

  • Macca P. | January 31, 2009 at 5:37 pm |

    Wow, I forgot how awful that Niners throwback was. Throwback or not, the black trim looks like crap. Particularly the cartoonish drop shadow, which makes the number look like it’s set off-center.

    While Green Bay’s white uni has already been widely criticized, no one has mentioned that their logo sucks. Note: A letter is not a logo. The Chiefs’ arrowhead blows it out of the water.

    And still no Uniwatch love for the Vikes? Another terrific logo, and that deep purple looked so much better than the new glossy violet.

  • Bob A | January 31, 2009 at 6:03 pm |

    John Hadl wore #21 with the Oilers as well.

  • timmy b | January 31, 2009 at 6:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”312794″]Found my copy of the 2003 Lions media guide. It was in ’48 and ’49 only that the Lions wore scarlet (my mistake earlier), black and white.

    ’48: “The jersey was scarlet with white numbers and the pants were white with a thin black stripe between two thin scarlet stripes. The helmets were black … The team had a second, all-black uniform, which would be worn only for certain important games that McMillin ‘particularly wished to win.’ The jersey was black with white numbers and the pants were black with a thin scarlet stripe between thin white stripes. The two uniform sets ended up being worn in four different combinations (scarlet/white, black/black, scarlet/black, black/white).”

    ’49: “The Lions returned to wearing their Honolulu blue and silver uniforms at home but continued to wear combinations of the scarlet and white uniforms and the all-black uniforms on the road. The team changed the color of their helmet to blue.”

    The helmets stayed blue “for most of the 1950 season.” But then it says they went to silver “for the 1951 season,” AND that the league wouldn’t let them wear their silver helmets for early ’50s night games “because of their resemblance to the white ball under the night lights.” (The league used a white ball for night games at the time.) “They spray-painted their helmets blue for night games.”

    I would love to know when the blue helmets went away for good. And now I know why Bobby had a blue helmet on the ’54 Time magazine cover.

    http://www.time.com/...

    tom,

    EXCELLENT find!

    I do know that the Lions in 1949 wore a blue or red helmet, blue or red jersey, black pamts and blue or red socks for their first game of the season, a night game at the LA Coliseum.

    In 1948, for a game at Wrigley Field against the Bears, the Lions broke out an all black outfit. At least the Bears had the sense to wear white pants…

    As for when the Lions last wore their blue helmets, for sure they wore them in night games in 1955 and I’m thinking they may have worn them for one last night game in 1956 for an early season night game in Baltimore. ’56 was the last year both teams could wear colored jerseys…as well as the last year the white football was used for night games.

  • Stoops | January 31, 2009 at 6:17 pm |

    Flutie wore 22 in USFL not the NFL.
    You guys would have loved to do what I dod thru high school and college as an Equipment Manager.
    We traded stickers-got to see jersey/pant combos upclose, who wore what shoes, helmet decals and award stickers. Lots of fun.
    Stoops

  • M.Princip | January 31, 2009 at 6:27 pm |

    Just added some 1976 first year pics of the Seattle Seahawks equipment and training room up on my site. Check out that wild totem pole.

    Take the tour:
    http://www.greenglar...

  • Podunk Texas | January 31, 2009 at 6:30 pm |

    Is anyone else as disgusted by the NY Football Giants in white as I am? The sleeve stripes, pants piping, and helmet stripes all clash w/ each other… blech!

    On a different note, I used to lament the weekends because UW wasn’t really intriguing or anything on those days… and then came Phil. Excellent work again! You’re still batting 1.000!!

  • Ricko | January 31, 2009 at 7:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”312825″]Is anyone else as disgusted by the NY Football Giants in white as I am? The sleeve stripes, pants piping, and helmet stripes all clash w/ each other… blech!

    On a different note, I used to lament the weekends because UW wasn’t really intriguing or anything on those days… and then came Phil. Excellent work again! You’re still batting 1.000!![/quote]

    Before white jerseys were mandated, Giants had a red jersey and a blue jersey, wearing whichever one contrasted when facing a blue or red team on the road. When whites came in, they fashioned their whites to take after the red alternates, including the red socks. It’s that 50s, early 60s throwback look for both home and road that they wear now. So, while some may not like it, at least both are accurate throwbacks. If the numbers, stripes and socks on the road were blue, some would be bitching about how they screwed it up.

    Can’t win. LOL

    —Ricko

  • Tall Paul | January 31, 2009 at 7:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”312817″]Waaaay off topic, but a few weeks ago Paul showed a picture of a guy who bought patches from a website and made a DIY Orioles sweater. Does anyone remember that article or more specifically, the site Paul linked to?[/quote]

    Jan 2, 2009 entry: http://www.uniwatchb...

    Our latest DIYer: Brian Shane, who bought a plain black hoodie, ordered some patches from these guys, and created this.

    Looks like it was http://www.teampatch...

  • Bob A | January 31, 2009 at 7:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”312825″]Is anyone else as disgusted by the NY Football Giants in white as I am? The sleeve stripes, pants piping, and helmet stripes all clash w/ each other… blech!
    [/quote]

    Not me. I love them. I grew up watching them play in those (I was a Colts fan but watched the NYG because I lived there and my Dad was a fan). I wish they didn’t use that “sparkly’ paint on the helmets but over all the Giants are my favorite football team uni-wise. OK, thay are known as Big Blue. I don’t care, I love the white with red and the grey pants.

  • Johnny O | January 31, 2009 at 7:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”312820″]Wow, I forgot how awful that Niners throwback was. Throwback or not, the black trim looks like crap. Particularly the cartoonish drop shadow, which makes the number look like it’s set off-center.

    While Green Bay’s white uni has already been widely criticized, no one has mentioned that their logo sucks. Note: A letter is not a logo. The Chiefs’ arrowhead blows it out of the water.

    And still no Uniwatch love for the Vikes? Another terrific logo, and that deep purple looked so much better than the new glossy violet.[/quote]

    I really don’t understand the logic that “a letter is not a logo”. So you also hate the Bear’s “wishbone ‘C'”, and countless colleges that use “just a letter”?. What about the Colts? Their helmet logo is a friggin’ horseshoe? The “G”, the “C” and the horseshoe are great because they are simple, clean, and show tradition. I’m not saying all old school logos are great. I will agree to a point the the Vikes helmet is cool with their horn, but what makes it better than the Pack’s ‘G’?

    Most people know, but some don’t know that the Packer’s “G” has evolved a bit. When first introduced it was more “pointed” as you can see in this pic.:

    http://static.nfl.co...

    I haven’t done any research, but I assume it was made like that to somewhat represent a football shape, and then progressed into the oval shape later on.

  • Teebz | January 31, 2009 at 7:40 pm |

    Maple Leafs honoured Doug Gilmour by raising his number to the rafters in Toronto tonight.

    Players wore #93 blue throwback Leafs uniforms, and all players have the little Leaf with #93 on it during their game against Pittsburgh.

  • Podunk Texas | January 31, 2009 at 8:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”312826″][quote comment=”312825″]Is anyone else as disgusted by the NY Football Giants in white as I am? The sleeve stripes, pants piping, and helmet stripes all clash w/ each other… blech!

    On a different note, I used to lament the weekends because UW wasn’t really intriguing or anything on those days… and then came Phil. Excellent work again! You’re still batting 1.000!![/quote]

    Before white jerseys were mandated, Giants had a red jersey and a blue jersey, wearing whichever one contrasted when facing a blue or red team on the road. When whites came in, they fashioned their whites to take after the red alternates, including the red socks. It’s that 50s, early 60s throwback look for both home and road that they wear now. So, while some may not like it, at least both are accurate throwbacks. If the numbers, stripes and socks on the road were blue, some would be bitching about how they screwed it up.

    Can’t win. LOL

    —Ricko[/quote]

    I agree that you can’t please everyone all the time, but they should’ve asked me what stripes I liked first! hahaha :)

  • Ricko | January 31, 2009 at 8:04 pm |

    How far back does “Big Blue” as a nickname for the Giants go? I don’t remember hearing it much before the 1980s, if that early.

  • Stoops | January 31, 2009 at 8:15 pm |

    About the Packers “G” it has evolved some but remember-it was hand applied in 2 parts the green oval and the white G so the Bart Starr image you showed-it may be a tad skewed. As someone who has experience in putting stickers on helmets the shape can change a little.
    So please keep that in mind!
    Stoops

  • BurghFan | January 31, 2009 at 8:28 pm |

    I went to this game; here is my gallery…

    Nice work, Matt. I particularly like the officials’ jerseys.

  • Ricko | January 31, 2009 at 8:33 pm |

    Too bad this uni didn’t survive long enough to make it to a Super Bowl.
    http://farm4.static....

    That’s little (5’7″) Eddie LeBaron, the first Cowboys QB. Sure does make it easy to see how wrong the Cowboys current alledged “throwbacks” are, doesn’t it. Wrong blue (should be royal), wrong style shoulder yoke.

    —Ricko

  • Johnny O | January 31, 2009 at 8:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”312832″]How far back does “Big Blue” as a nickname for the Giants go? I don’t remember hearing it much before the 1980s, if that early.[/quote]

    In the 20’s, the Packers were known as the “Blues”, the “Bays”, and the “Big Bay Blues”. Doesn’t help your question, Ricko, but interesting nevertheless I think.

  • Taxman | January 31, 2009 at 9:07 pm |

    Not sure why no love for the Cowboys royal blue from Super Bowl V. I think the Cowboys’ fans’ superstitions play a part in any general disdain for that jersey, but its a great look in my opinion. I was a Colts fan and worshipped the traditional Colts unis, but like the Cowboys royal blue a lot.

  • My Name is not Earl | January 31, 2009 at 9:08 pm |

    Tennessee doing a white-out against Florida. The T-shirts the crowd is wearing read “Outlive” (with the “UT” replaced by the UT System logo). Pearl bought the shirts. In case you’re wondering, the promotion was planned long before Kay Yow died.

  • My Name is not Earl | January 31, 2009 at 9:11 pm |

    re: post 102 (my “reply” feature isn’t working) . . . the proceeds from the shirts go toward cancer screenings at the UT medical center. And apparently, Pearl only bought the shirts for the student section.

  • Taxman | January 31, 2009 at 9:21 pm |

    Watching a lot of Super Bowls on NFL Films lately – random observations:
    Colts assistant coaches and other sideline personnel wore ratty gray t-shirts in SB V.

    Dallas definitely rocked more of a metallic blue than silver pants in the 60’s and 70’s. Ironically, at the time their pants were called metallic blue, all football pants were flat in color, unlike todays satin lycra look.

    Vikings’ jerseys and helmets appeared almost black in SB IX. (of course, could be the film reproduction).

    Dolphins in SB VII had different number thicknesses worn by different players – Manny Fernandez wore a thin defined 75 while others like Jake Scott wore a chunky 13.

    Dolphins sported stripes/no stripes in VII and VIII. All jerseys had half-cut sleeves – some wore full Dolphin orange-aqua/white stripes, some went stripeless.

    Steelers in 70’s definitely had a darker yellow on the pants than today. Flat finish on helmets was more noticeable than current edition.

    Steelers’ block numbers and gold name on back was classy. Hate the Steelers, but loved the 70’s uni’s

  • Greg B. | January 31, 2009 at 9:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”312830″]Maple Leafs honoured Doug Gilmour by raising his number to the rafters in Toronto tonight.

    Players wore #93 blue throwback Leafs uniforms, and all players have the little Leaf with #93 on it during their game against Pittsburgh.[/quote]

    Those Leaf throwbacks look great, but didn’t the sweaters originally have a dual white stripe around the lower section? I always loved the triple/triple-stripe socks.

  • Johnny O | January 31, 2009 at 9:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”312830″]Maple Leafs honoured Doug Gilmour by raising his number to the rafters in Toronto tonight.

    Players wore #93 blue throwback Leafs uniforms, and all players have the little Leaf with #93 on it during their game against Pittsburgh.[/quote]

    Flipping through the channels, I got the the NHL Network and had to check out the Leafs and the Pens. I usually hate monochromatic looks, but I gotta say, I love the Leafs look tonight. I think the stripes on the sleeves and the socks really do it for me. However, the Leafs look doesn’t look good on this guy:
    http://www.jayzoo.co...

    … And thanks to Teebz, I knew what that patch was for on the right shoulder of the Leafs.

  • Ricko | January 31, 2009 at 9:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”312836″][quote comment=”312832″]How far back does “Big Blue” as a nickname for the Giants go? I don’t remember hearing it much before the 1980s, if that early.[/quote]

    In the 20’s, the Packers were known as the “Blues”, the “Bays”, and the “Big Bay Blues”. Doesn’t help your question, Ricko, but interesting nevertheless I think.[/quote]

    Before Packers went to navy (looks royal here), then later bluish-green and finally forest (Lombardi’s arrival)…
    http://farm4.static....

    …they had three jerseys in a green & gold theme (any of which would make a pretty good DIY project)…
    http://farm4.static....
    http://farm4.static....
    http://farm4.static....

    All three of those cards are ’55 Bowmans, so the unis are ’54 or earlier.

    And, here’s “Thomas” Somebody in the Giants’ red jersey (red in the logo, too), ’52 Bowman…
    http://farm4.static....

    —Ricko

  • chance | January 31, 2009 at 9:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”312836″][quote comment=”312832″]How far back does “Big Blue” as a nickname for the Giants go? I don’t remember hearing it much before the 1980s, if that early.[/quote]

    In the 20’s, the Packers were known as the “Blues”, the “Bays”, and the “Big Bay Blues”. Doesn’t help your question, Ricko, but interesting nevertheless I think.[/quote]

    Unofficial nicknames, of course. They’ve always been the Packers.

    Curly Lambeau considered changing the name to Blues in 1922, but didn’t go through with it.

  • Taxman | January 31, 2009 at 9:47 pm |

    Ricko -that Veryl Switzer looks a lot like an Eagle, but Football Reference shows him to be a Packer in ’54 and ’55 and then out of football. Interesting.

  • chance | January 31, 2009 at 9:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”312813″][quote comment=”312809″][quote comment=”312765″]As a die hard Packers fan, I can agree with the above blogger who said that Green Bay fans HATED the Packers white uniforms in the 90s, especially because the team lost the Super Bowl in them. One thing that is incorrect, though, the Packers always wore green in Dallas, until 2007 when the Cowboys sported blue alternates. The Packers losses in Dallas came mostly before they really hit their stride and became the team to beat.

    Another reason that contributed to the hatred of the white uniform was the Packers success at home in the green uniforms. Including playoffs, the Packers won 29 consecutive home games from 1995-1998 wearing the green uniforms. They were two games away from setting the all-time home consecutive regular season winning streak (Dolphins of the 70s hold it, I believe). So basically, it seemed impossible to beat the Pack in the green uniforms at home and in the Super Bowl. Then they go into Super Bowl 32 as massive favorites and blow it in those white uniforms. It seems weird, but there was truly a lot of resentment for the Packers’ white uniforms in the 90s. I remember it well. Not a lot of good vibes when they wore those things.[/quote]

    I really hate the Packers’ road uniforms. With a passion.

    For me, it’s all about the ugly stripes. The classic pattern looks stupid when you reverse the colors.

    Absent a Steelers solution to the problem, I’d like to see them return to the classic Lombardi road jersey. None of Forrest Gregg’s uniform “improvements” ought to be kept.[/quote]

    There’s a good shot of the 2003 Throwbacks. Would that suffice as a “modern” alternative?[/quote]

    A href=”http://i.packers.com/pg/2003-11-27b/photo4.jpg”>Sure would.

    That’d be a huge improvement.

  • chance | January 31, 2009 at 9:50 pm |

    Aargh – that should be:

    Sure would.

    That’d be a huge improvement.

  • Tall Paul | January 31, 2009 at 9:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”312847″]Aargh – that should be:

    Sure would.

    That’d be a huge improvement.[/quote]

    Bad link…want to try one more time? LOL

  • LI Phil | January 31, 2009 at 9:56 pm |

    here ya go

    hey chance, congrats on your little one!

  • Teebz | January 31, 2009 at 9:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”312841″][quote comment=”312830″]Maple Leafs honoured Doug Gilmour by raising his number to the rafters in Toronto tonight.

    Players wore #93 blue throwback Leafs uniforms, and all players have the little Leaf with #93 on it during their game against Pittsburgh.[/quote]

    Those Leaf throwbacks look great, but didn’t the sweaters originally have a dual white stripe around the lower section? I always loved the triple/triple-stripe socks.[/quote]

    You mean these?

  • Tall Paul | January 31, 2009 at 9:59 pm |

    Been dying to try this, anyway…to see if I can get from this: http://i.packers.com...

    to this:

  • Tall Paul | January 31, 2009 at 10:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”312851″]Been dying to try this, anyway…to see if I can get from this: http://i.packers.com...

    to this: [/quote]

    Well…THAT didn’t work…LOL

    But I see Phil got it in there for us…

  • Tall Paul | January 31, 2009 at 10:01 pm |

    And now I’ve really screwed things up…ARGH!

  • Kurt | January 31, 2009 at 10:21 pm |

    I’ve always heard Butkus was screaming for help – here’s one (DISCRETION ADVISED) picture of Butkus standing over Hughes – the Bears were in the block numbers they wore for a couple of years.

    Interesting to see a picture of Starr w/green-gold piping around the collar, which I just despise out of the Packers current uniforms. I have a Starr replica, without the dang collar strips – favorite jersey that I own…

  • Ricko | January 31, 2009 at 11:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”312845″]Ricko -that Veryl Switzer looks a lot like an Eagle, but Football Reference shows him to be a Packer in ’54 and ’55 and then out of football. Interesting.[/quote]

    There are other Bowman cards from that year showing players who hadn’t been anyting but Packers up until then (such as Billy Howton) in that same white jersey.

    —Ricko

  • The Hemogoblin | January 31, 2009 at 11:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”312767″][quote comment=”312766″]Great post.

    However, in Super Bowl XLI, the Bears beat the Colts uniform. Easily. I mean, look at those ridiculous truncated stripes on the Colts. It’s like going to the prom all dressed up with a big zit on your nose.[/quote]

    You are SO on the money there. It has always bothered me that the Colts (who introduced the double shoulder loop to pro football, for pete’s sake) don’t insist Nike do a better job of keeping that look alive. They’re no longer loops at all, just “forward-facing shoulder stipes.” I mean, who’s the boss here? C’mon, Colts, man up and tell Nike to get down off their damn pedestal and do it right.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    They’re horseshoes. That’s why they’re the way they are.

  • =bg= | January 31, 2009 at 11:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”312837″]Not sure why no love for the Cowboys royal blue from Super Bowl V. I think the Cowboys’ fans’ superstitions play a part in any general disdain for that jersey, but its a great look in my opinion. I was a Colts fan and worshipped the traditional Colts unis, but like the Cowboys royal blue a lot.[/quote]

    As a longtime Cowboys fan, I KNOW that SB loss to the Colts is one of the reasons we hate the blue.
    Jim O Brien, PK-WR, #80, from U of Cincinnati.
    I will not forget that name.

  • JTH | January 31, 2009 at 11:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”312829″]
    I really don’t understand the logic that “a letter is not a logo”. So you also hate the Bear’s “wishbone ‘C'”, and countless colleges that use “just a letter”?. What about the Colts? Their helmet logo is a friggin’ horseshoe? The “G”, the “C” and the horseshoe are great because they are simple, clean, and show tradition. I’m not saying all old school logos are great. I will agree to a point the the Vikes helmet is cool with their horn, but what makes it better than the Pack’s ‘G’?[/quote]
    I’m with you on this. Gimme a single, tastefully-rendered letter (or two, in the case of the Giants & 49ers) over something that a focus group decides “has attitude” any day. Best logo in the NFC South? The vaguely robotic-looking panther or falcon? No. The jolly roger? Of course not. The simple fleur-de-lis kicks all their asses.

  • Bob A | February 1, 2009 at 12:02 am |

    [quote comment=”312856″][quote comment=”312767″][quote comment=”312766″]Great post.

    However, in Super Bowl XLI, the Bears beat the Colts uniform. Easily. I mean, look at those ridiculous truncated stripes on the Colts. It’s like going to the prom all dressed up with a big zit on your nose.[/quote]

    You are SO on the money there. It has always bothered me that the Colts (who introduced the double shoulder loop to pro football, for pete’s sake) don’t insist Nike do a better job of keeping that look alive. They’re no longer loops at all, just “forward-facing shoulder stipes.” I mean, who’s the boss here? C’mon, Colts, man up and tell Nike to get down off their damn pedestal and do it right.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    They’re horseshoes. That’s why they’re the way they are.[/quote]

    Horseshoes? Is that something official or are you joking? They went all the way around back in the day. I always heard them referred to as ‘UCLA stripes’. That’s what I called them. I never heard anyone suggest that they were/are horseshoes. May be though, it makes sense.

  • Doug | February 1, 2009 at 12:10 am |

    All this talk of the non-subjective aspect of white jersey-wearing teams winning more (whether they were the “better” jersey or not), and noticed how the last four SB’s have all been won by the white wearers. Before that it was three dark jerseys in a row, then prior to that three whites in a row.

    Perhaps the Super Bowl winner is predictable by determining when the other pattern will start.

    Maybe next season.

    Also, on a separate non-uni-specific SB note, the West divisions in both conferences are considered abysmal, but out of the 20 teams in big game since 34 (including tomorrow), 5 have been from the West. (and all but the 49ers from the NFC will have been there). Sure, only the Rams actually won, but the point here is making it to the game. The division with the fewest appearances: NFC North (Bears two years ago). And although the AFC East has the most (4), but that was just the Pats four times, so it’s not like the rest of the division has been doing much since the Bills were losing four in a row 15 years back. Just sayin’.

  • gazzoo | February 1, 2009 at 9:47 am |

    #104 …a couple of clarifications

    For Super Bowl VII (and the entire 1972 season), many Dolphin players wore the white stripeless jersey with the thick numbers that had been their road jersey in 1970 and 1971…the striped jersey with the thinnest numbers you’ve ever seen was introduced in ’72, but was not worn by everyone.

    By 1973 the Dolphins introduced another jersey set (both white and aqua) with stripes AND thicker numbers, which were worn by everyone, so your observation about some players being stripeless in SB VIII is incorrect.

  • Jeff I | February 1, 2009 at 4:16 pm |

    The Canadiens are wearing their barber’s pole jerseys. good lord they are hurting my eyes.

    the goggles, they do nothing!

  • Brian | February 1, 2009 at 8:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”312746″][quote comment=”312745″]The Packers jerseys give me fits. Favored by 14 in SB XXXI – they wear green and roll. Favored by 14 in SB XXXII – they wear white and lose, and to those horrible, horrible Broncos unis. All through the 90s we, and that includes, basically, all Packer fans from my inexact poll, hated those white uniforms. Probably because the Packers always went to Dallas and lost in them. It’s amazing they won SB II in white, especially against arguably the best unis in sports, the Raiders black.[/quote]
    The Packers wear green when they go to Dallas[/quote]

    See? White jerseys givin’ me fits. Frackin’ white jerseys. Give me fits even when the Pack is wearing green