Super Bowl Uniform Decision is Bad News for the Chiefs

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As the NFC is this year’s Super Bowl home team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have the right to select which uniforms they will wear in the Super Bowl, and the Kansas City Chiefs have to follow suit. The Bucs have decided to wear white jerseys with pewter pants, while the Chiefs will wear red jerseys with white pants.

Aside from the color combination, which isn’t great for the eyes, this decision is no small matter. According to history, it could mean bad news for the Chiefs.

Tom Brady is a six-time Super Bowl champion, and four of his victories have come while wearing road white jerseys. Brady has lost only one Super Bowl while wearing white. He’s 2-2 in Super Bowls while wearing home color jerseys.

Uh oh, Kansas City.

The Bucs have made a strategic decision. In addition to Brady’s success in white, teams wearing white jerseys have won 12 of the last 14 Super Bowls. There’s something here, guys.

Kansas City will likely turn on the film and like much of what it did in its Week 12 win over Tampa Bay. However, the Chiefs’ victory came in road whites against the Bucs’ home reds — does that make the tape irrelevant? Superstitious fans may say yes.

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The Chiefs will also be without both their starting offensive tackles, and the Bucs have a furious pass rush. What does that mean? Patrick Mahomes’ jersey won’t be red for long.

Written by Bobby Burack

Bobby Burack covers media, politics, and sports at OutKick.


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  1. Yeah, we’ll have to accept this as the only version we’re gonna get of the “I’m Bobby Burack, I get paid to write about football and I’ve been totally wrong about everything all year column. Be sure to re-up your subscription to read my exclusive comment” article.

    It’s a comedy/troll cop-out.

    What else can we expect from a clown?

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