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Old 08-19-2010, 01:34 AM   #11
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Re: Why do some teams only wear white jerseys at home?

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I can't remember the last time I saw the Saints wear their white jerseys at home.



Growing up there were two teams that wore white at home, the Redskins and the Cowboys.

The number seems to have fluctuated greatly recently. I know that some southern teams like to wear white because they feel that when their opponents wear their dark jerseys in the heat it gives them a disadvantage.

The reason though is nothing more than preference. If they either prefer the jersey more or feel it gives them a strategic advantage, they are going to choose it.
Saints did it a few times last year.

Jaguars used to wear white at home during day games, now they've decided to always wear teal at home to better sell their product.

The Pats have mixed in a few games with white at home in recent years.

The Jets wore white at home at least once last year.


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Old 08-19-2010, 05:12 AM   #12
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Saints did it a few times last year.
I'm not doubting it, I just don't remember it and that is one that surprises me.
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Old 08-19-2010, 10:47 AM   #13
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Re: Why do some teams only wear white jerseys at home?

When Dan Reeves took over the Broncos in the early 80's, he tried changing the Broncos to wearing white at home (Dallas influence I'm sure). Needless to say, it didn't take.

Personally, I wouldn't like it as a fan. Most teams wear their colored jersery at home. Therefore if your team wears white at home, it's most likely wearing white on the road as well. Seems like their would be a lot of monotony to that.
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Old 08-19-2010, 03:38 PM   #14
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Re: Why do some teams only wear white jerseys at home?

The Steelers always wear black at Heinz Field, but they wore white in the Super Bowl a few years ago despite being designated the home squad. They had won all their games on the road to get there, so they wore white because of superstition I suppose.
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Old 08-19-2010, 04:18 PM   #15
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The Steelers always wear black at Heinz Field, but they wore white in the Super Bowl a few years ago despite being designated the home squad. They had won all their games on the road to get there, so they wore white because of superstition I suppose.
A friend of mine (Steelers fan) says that every Super Bowl they have won was while wearing the white and lost the only time they wore black.
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Re: Why do some teams only wear white jerseys at home?

I remember teams wearing white at home allot in the 80's. In fact i think the entire AFC East wore white at home.
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A friend of mine (Steelers fan) says that every Super Bowl they have won was while wearing the white and lost the only time they wore black.
Your friend is wrong. In the 70's they beat Dallas twice (SB's X and XIII) and the Rams once (XIV) while wearing black.

The two most pointless examples of wearing white at home early in the season are the Saints and Texans. New Orleans plays indoors, while Houston closes the roof whenever the temp tops 80 degrees.
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Old 08-19-2010, 09:08 PM   #18
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Re: Why do some teams only wear white jerseys at home?

Yeah, I was going to say something about that Steelers Super Bowl jersey thing. I didn't remember for sure, but the black & gold IS the Steelers; there's no way they weren't going to wear the black to intimidate their opposition.
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Re: Why do some teams only wear white jerseys at home?

i know the eagles wear white at home in the beginning of the year. it has something to do with it being hot and they dont wanna wear dark colors. but as it gets cooler they wear dark at home
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Re: Why do some teams only wear white jerseys at home?

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I remember teams wearing white at home allot in the 80's. In fact i think the entire AFC East wore white at home.
I know the Bills flirted with wearing white at home for a season or two but it wasn't the norm. The Dolphins did wear white at home almost exclusively in the early to mid '80s and then slipped into their customary practices today. The Patriots to my knowledge didn't really wear white at home and the Jets flirted with the idea here and there but mostly wore their dark unis. I've not seen enough Baltimore/Indy Colts footage to make heads or tails of what they did.
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