From the theater of the absurd department, the Denver Broncos will wear their road white jerseys despite being the designated home team for Super Bowl 50 on February 7.
Incredibly, this edict, in some manner, appears to be coming from Executive Vice President of Football Operations and General Manager John Elway:
“We’ve had Super Bowl success in our white uniforms, and we’re looking forward to wearing them again in Super Bowl 50.”
Why does this matter?
The Broncos will enter Super Sunday with a 2-5 all time record in the big game. Four of their five losses have come while wearing their orange jerseys. Of course, the last time they were in the Super Bowl came in February 2014 when they were freight-trained by the Seattle Seahawks while wearing their orange uniforms.
The last time Denver wore their white jerseys in a Super Bowl, Elway led the Broncos to a win over the Atlanta Falcons in January 1999 in what proved to his final game ever. Denver will try to win much in the same way for Peyton Manning.
The odd thing is Denver lost Super Bowl XXI to the Giants in white uniforms with John Elway as their quarterback.
Meanwhile, the Carolina Panthers will not have to wear white, which is the color they wore in their last Super Bowl – a loss to the New England Patriots.
This is as foolish as the occasions teams made the Cowboys wear their blue jerseys because you know, they were a jinx.
John, I’m sure your aging quarterback will be just fine and will not need the aid of lucky white uniforms.