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By Phil Hecken
Today is the BIG day, and momentarily I’ll be joined by Gridiron Uniform Database founder and historian Tim Brulia, who will bring you the ultimate uniform history of the two combatants in today’s Super Bowl: The Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers.
We know what the teams will be wearing: Denver, even though they are the designated “home” team, have chosen to wear their white jerseys and pants atop their navy blue helmet, and Carolina will go with black jerseys and silver pants to be paired with their silver helmets.
Today’s game will mark only the fifth time these two teams have ever met on the field — and never before in the post-season. There have been a total of three different uniform combinations worn, and Denver has defeated the Panthers three of the four times they’ve met. (Continue reading)
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