MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (WBAY) - At the Super Bowl winners wear white. Strange as it is, 12 of the last 13 champions have worn white jerseys on game day.
The Patriots were designated the home team as the league alternates between conferences in that regard, but they are choosing to wear their road white jerseys anyways. Perhaps someone high up in the organization has recognized the trend.
The Packers are actually the only team in the last 13 years to win a Super Bowl wearing colored jerseys.
But despite the choice to wear white, Patriots players swear they are not superstitious and claim they didn’t even know a choice was made.
“It really doesn’t what jersey you wear,” said running back James White. “You still have to go out there and play the game.”
“I just look at it as a jersey, a jersey that has a Super Bowl patch on it,” said defensive lineman Ricky Jean Francois. “I didn’t know anything about the color scheme or anything like that. I don’t pay attention to all that.”
“Picking white, I say they can wear green, white, orange, or red, it’s just all about playing football,” said Eagles running back Corey Clement (whose team will try to buck the trend and win wearing their home greens). “We have a mentality saying it’s a faceless opponent. It really doesn’t matter what the color of the jersey is. It’s all about who wants it more, the execution, and lets play some football.”
On the other hand, there is a trend that says the Eagles will win. Tom Brady is widely expected to be named the NFL MVP on Saturday night. No MVP has won the Super Bowl that same season since Kurt Warner in 1999.