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  1. elandadem

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    My apologies if this topic has been discussed - delete or merge as needed.

    If I am not mistaken, the AFC Champion is considered the Home Team this year. Which means they get to chose which uniform they will wear. It would behoove the Patriots to wear their Away (Whites) instead of their Home (Blues).

    The Giants have been an amazingly efficient Road Team this year. Forcing them into their Home (Blues) uniform might a have a mild effect on their psyche. Although they are officially the visiting team, making them take the field dressed as the Home Team might impact their performance - ever so slightly.

    Every little thing helps, or not?
     
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    Re: Uniform Selection

    If we opted to do that it wouldn't be anything new. The Steelers won all three of their playoff games on the road prior to SB XL and they were the home team so they decided to wear their road uni's. Perhaps a better case of gamesmanship is back in the 2003 season when we wore our silver alternative uni's at home versus the Cowboys, forcing them to dump their famous white jerseys in favor of the not-so famous dark blue jerseys.
     
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    Which is what gave me the idea. No original thoughts here.

    Which I've been told makes them very uncomfortable and puts them at a disadvantage.
     
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    Re: Uniform Selection

    i think there will be more giants fans in AZ than pats fans.
     
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    I don't think BB will care what jerseys we wear TBH. With him likely being apathetic the ultimate decision will be up to the PR people. The blue jersey sells better and with your team being showcased infront of an audience of +300 million you'll want to wear your signature shirts.
     
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    Re: Uniform Selection

    Why would you think that? Despite it being the Giants' most important game of the regular season, Pats fans occupied a third of the seats in Giants Stadium.
     
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    Re: Uniform Selection

    They will be in their blue uni's just like SB 36
     
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    possibly - but I think it will be pretty even - NOTHING like if the pack had won, we would have been awash in cheeseheads.
     
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    One word: Throwbacks.
     
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    Re: Uniform Selection

    In what way was it the Giants "most important game of the regular season"? It was just the opposite in that they'd clinched anything they could get and couldn't gain any ground. It turned into a classic but...
     
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    I get what you're saying. The problem is the Giants already have two playoff wins wearing their home blues on the road, at Tampa Bay and at Dallas. Uniform color won't make a difference, coaching and talent will.
     
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    Beat me to it. My thoughts exactly.
     
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    They had the chance to be part of history... the only team to knock off the perfect Pats. Eli even said it at the postgame of the NFCCG how important that game was to them.
     
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    Pull out the silver jerseys!! naw it will be the blue, i dont think BB puts much thinking into superstions about uniforms. besides the patriots are unbeaten in the home ones
     
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    Re: Uniform Selection

    I had some thoughts about Silver being cool. I even thought about the Throwback Reds. But I agree with the majority, BLUE. Definately home BLUE. Undefeated and its burned in the mind of every player in the NFL. We could play naked for that matter, the GIANTS are in deep trouble and on the road to being that team the Pats beat to go 19-0.
     
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    SB Uniforms...

    Will the Pats be wearing their home blue in Arizona or road white?
     
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    Re: SB Uniforms...........

    Blue they are the "home" team.
     
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    Re: SB Uniforms...........

    Excellent, that's what I was hoping for, thanks. I wasn't sure if they actually had the choice to choose road or home.
     
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    Re: SB Uniforms...........

    This year it's the AFC's team to choose so the Patriots will wear blue. Next year, it's the NFC's turn.
     
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    Re: SB Uniforms...........

    They DO have the choice, as Pittsburgh chose to wear their road whites despite being the designated home team for SB40. However, I expect the Pats to wear their home blues.

    Regards,
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