The Superbowl lVI is upon us—and this yr, the chosen uniform colours are wanting a bit of completely different.
Historically, the house staff wears their staff colours on the sphere, whereas touring groups put on white. Nevertheless, at this yr’s sport at California’s SoFi Stadium on Feb. 13, the roles have been reversed for the Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals. As an alternative, the Bengals can be sporting black tops with white bottoms, whereas the Rams can be sporting white jerseys and yellow bottoms.
The alternatives relating to paint modified this yr, because of the Bengals being the “residence staff.” As such, they have been in a position to decide on their uniforms for the Tremendous Bowl first between the 2 groups. On this scenario, the opposing staff—the Rams—had to decide on contrasting colours for his or her uniforms second. Nevertheless, every uniform is extra distinctive than simply black and white. The Bengals’ uniforms characteristic brilliant orange tiger stripes on their jerseys and pants, in addition to brilliant orange socks.
— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) February 2, 2022
Equally, the Rams’ jerseys will characteristic blue lettering and accents all through. Nevertheless, their white uniforms absolutely distinction the Bengals’ black ones—and could possibly be of their favor, as groups in white jerseys have a historic observe document of successful Tremendous Bowl video games.
— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) February 2, 2022
Beforehand, the New England Patriots wore white uniforms in 2005 after they defeated the Philadelphia Eagles in Tremendous Bowl XXXIX; in 2015, when New England scored a come-from-behind victory over the Seattle Seahawks at Tremendous Bowl XLIX; and in 2017, when the Pats beat the Atlanta Falcons in an epic comeback at Tremendous Bowl LI. Sadly, the Pats misplaced to the Eagles at 2018’s Tremendous Bowl LII, though they have been sporting traditionally odds-on whites. Again in ’97, white jerseys additionally failed the staff, when the Inexperienced Bay Packers beat New England at Tremendous Bowl XXXI.
Oh by the best way…
🗣 WE WEARING THROWBACKS AT THE SUPER BOWL! pic.twitter.com/MfHN6W0k4T
— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) January 21, 2019
On this case, the Rams bought the primary choose for the Tremendous Bowl uniform after defeating the New Orleans Saints within the NFC championship sport and opted to put on throwback jerseys.
Followers and athletes have lengthy been superstitious about uniform colours on the Tremendous Bowl. Sports activities Illustrated notes there’s a great motive why. “Prior to now 14 Tremendous Bowls, the staff in white has gained 12 occasions. Solely the Steelers in Tremendous Bowl XLV and Patriots final yr haven’t gained the large sport in white jerseys. The Broncos wore their white jerseys in Tremendous Bowl 50 after posting a 0–4 document on the Tremendous Bowl in orange jerseys.”
So, when the Rams take the sphere of their white uniforms, the chances are evidently of their favor to some. However don’t place your bets simply but.