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Colts are "home" team in Super Bowl

The Super Bowl is played on a neutral field, but there’s always one team designated as “home” and one team designated as “visitors.” This year, the Colts are the home team.

So the Colts will wear their home blue uniforms, and the Saints will wear their road uniforms. The Saints will also get to call heads or tails on the coin toss. Other than that, it doesn’t make much difference which team is considered home and which is away.

Or does it? The Colts are also staying at the same hotel where they stayed the last time the Super Bowl was in South Florida, when they beat the Chicago Bears. With 25 players who have Super Bowl experience, maybe the home jerseys will add to an overall feel of comfort in Miami.

On the other hand, Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star notes that the Colts are 2-0 in the Super Bowl while wearing their white jerseys, having won Super Bowls XLI and V as the designated road team, but 0-1 in the blue jerseys, having lost Super Bowl III as the home team. Maybe the Colts would feel more comfortable in road white.

Or maybe it doesn’t really matter, and we’re stretching to cover every angle during the two weeks of non-stop hype before the Super Bowl.

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  1. ☻☼CBS, FOX, ESPN, NFLN nbc says: Jan 26, 2010 1:10 PM

    Drew Brees was as jumpy as a fish out of water for the NFC championship game. Imagine his nerves in MIA.
    Peyton gets ring number two.

  2. Phreakin says: Jan 26, 2010 1:10 PM

    Slow news day ehh?

  3. Pervy Harvin says: Jan 26, 2010 1:13 PM

    Colts are going to kick the Saints ass. Too much Manning for them.

  4. David.walden05 says: Jan 26, 2010 1:16 PM

    I was just thinking, Why don’t they play the Superbowl at the city with the best record?
    This would essentially eliminate those “meaningless” games if teams were not competeing cross conference as well.
    Crazy Idea I know,

  5. foxylettuce says: Jan 26, 2010 1:19 PM

    “Or maybe it doesn’t really matter”
    Bingo.

  6. SATAN567 says: Jan 26, 2010 1:19 PM

    “Or maybe it doesn’t really matter, and we’re stretching to cover every angle during the two weeks of non-stop hype before the Super Bowl.”
    Basically.

  7. DanSnyderSux says: Jan 26, 2010 1:20 PM

    Actually, they’re 1-1 in the blue jerseys, having won Super Bowl XLI as the home team. But, never let facts get in the way of a good story, eh?

  8. Flori Hole says: Jan 26, 2010 1:27 PM

    It should matter though.
    What if the game goes into Overtime?
    Saints get to make the call on the flip.
    Say they call it right.
    They then proceed to march down the field and kick the game winning field goal.
    Peyton never steps foot on the field in OT during the Superbowl.
    NFL changes rules regarding overtime.

  9. Duan says: Jan 26, 2010 1:35 PM

    @ David.walden05 & Pervy Harvin
    Don’t be so quick to assume straight but whoppin! Peyton is a pocket passer and the way the Saints are going to blitz, expect the same on him, like they did Brett Favre.
    It’s gonna be one of two things,
    1. an Offensive clinic between him and Brees
    2. a close game, due to both defenses playing lights out

  10. Bender says: Jan 26, 2010 1:41 PM

    It DEFINITELY does matter if the game makes it to overtime…

  11. Tombstone7 says: Jan 26, 2010 1:42 PM

    What’s wrong Percy? Vacation came too soon….now you are rooting for the Colts? It’s cool…We’ll remember you said dat……while you are WATCHING instead of playing….

  12. ItMustBeJJ says: Jan 26, 2010 1:49 PM

    David.walden05 says:
    January 26, 2010 1:16 PM
    I was just thinking, Why don’t they play the Superbowl at the city with the best record?
    This would essentially eliminate those “meaningless” games if teams were not competeing cross conference as well.
    Crazy Idea I know,
    _______________________
    Yeah it’s not like a city would take more than 2 weeks to prepare for a super bowl.

  13. seaner44 says: Jan 26, 2010 1:52 PM

    Tombstone, you are playing in the game, shouldn’t you be at practice?
    Pervy, i definately agree, colts are gonna curbstomp the saints

  14. Pervy Harvin says: Jan 26, 2010 1:54 PM

    Duan says: It’s gonna be one of two things,
    1. an Offensive clinic between him and Brees
    2. a close game, due to both defenses playing lights out
    ===================================
    LOL Maybe a clinic by Manning! Vikings held Brees to 47 yards passing in second half…pathetic for the big O you thought you had.
    Favre passed all day on the Saints. Manning will KILL the Saints D.Remember I said it.
    Vikings lost,Saints didn’t win.
    Tombstone7- I’ll be fishing.Not watching. The saints vikings game will rate higher than this SB. The world wanted Favre-Manning too bad for us all!

  15. VoxVagina says: Jan 26, 2010 1:55 PM

    “Or maybe it doesn’t really matter, and we’re stretching to cover every angle during the two weeks of non-stop hype before the Super Bowl.”
    You do it even when it’s not close to the Super Bowl

  16. geogibso says: Jan 26, 2010 1:56 PM

    “Actually, they’re 1-1 in the blue jerseys, having won Super Bowl XLI as the home team. But, never let facts get in the way of a good story, eh?”
    Apparently “DanSnyderSux” doesn’t follow his own advice. The Bears were the home team and the Colts wore white. Try Google next time before posting.

  17. Bob says: Jan 26, 2010 2:02 PM

    “Actually, they’re 1-1 in the blue jerseys, having won Super Bowl XLI as the home team. But, never let facts get in the way of a good story, eh?”

    You should check your facts. The Colts wore white jerseys as the road team in Super Bowl XLI and beat the Bears, 29-17.

  18. wydok says: Jan 26, 2010 2:03 PM

    “Or maybe it doesn’t really matter, and we’re stretching to cover every angle during the two weeks of non-stop hype before the Super Bowl.”
    I would go with that.

  19. TurdFerguson says: Jan 26, 2010 2:04 PM

    When you are the ‘home’ team, don’t you get to choose your jersey’s? So technically the Colts can still wear white, making your post virtually worthless. What you need is someone like me to help weed these out. Hire me!

  20. scomibord says: Jan 26, 2010 2:06 PM

    Pervy, a comment without a bitch or complaint because your team GAVE away the game. Acceptance is the answer. Glad to see it finally sunk in!!

  21. lezmaka says: Jan 26, 2010 2:07 PM

    Isn’t the “home” team determined by whichever one has the best record? So there’s no way for the Colts to become the “away” team and be able to call the coin toss.
    As for which uniform to wear, on Bill Polian’s radio show last night, he said that most of the players wanted to wear blue, so that’s what they’re going to do.

  22. Complete Fan says: Jan 26, 2010 2:10 PM

    “Or maybe it doesn’t really matter, and we’re stretching to cover every angle during the two weeks of non-stop hype before the Super Bowl.”
    Here’s an idea. Concentrate solely on the Pro Bowl between Thursday and Sunday, just to give us a break.
    Or better still, if there’s an NFL player out there who has cheated on their wife or something, speak up now, just to divert our attention.

  23. scomibord says: Jan 26, 2010 2:12 PM

    Even though the Vikings “won”, Saints advance to the Superbowl. Forget the last post I made Pervy, I didn’t read all the comments. The world can want for forever cause the Saints drove Favre to retirement. To quote someone elses comment, Favre looked like Rocky Balboa at the podium after the game. I was waiting for the, “Adrian…I didn’t do it?”.

  24. Captain says: Jan 26, 2010 2:16 PM

    We’ll have to see about that!!!

  25. 8man says: Jan 26, 2010 2:20 PM

    Ferguson is correct. They get to choose.
    But most of us have already figured this out since we remember that the Cards wore their home jerseys last year.
    I’d be terribly surprise if the Colts bowed to superstition and opted for white.

  26. greenbaygamera says: Jan 26, 2010 2:23 PM

    Colts roll the Saints in a snooze fest. Saints D does it’s best to injure Manning, but can’t touch him. Reggie Bush injured in first half.

  27. BigEasy33 says: Jan 26, 2010 2:36 PM

    The Saints will bring it to the Super Bowl……no one is happy to be there unless you win it! I look for this to be a good game….both teams won in comeback fashion earlier in the year against the Dolphins….Colts gave up 260+ yards rushing to the Dolphins….Saints are 9-1 on the road this year…with the 1 loss coming at an irrelevant game against the Panthers at the end of the season….for any one that thinks this will be a blow out either way is crazy!

  28. _ROCKSTAR_ says: Jan 26, 2010 2:44 PM

    I am a die hard saints fan and I think the colts will win. Just happy we made it there finally.
    But Sean Payton with 2 weeks to prepare for a team… I really start to think the Saints might have a chance.

  29. straightup says: Jan 26, 2010 2:59 PM

    Alright, alright Vikings fans. Yall WON OK, YALL WON FAIR AND SQUARE……STATISTICALLY. FEEL BETTER.

  30. DanSnyderSux says: Jan 26, 2010 3:03 PM

    Isn’t the “home” team determined by whichever one has the best record? So there’s no way for the Colts to become the “away” team and be able to call the coin toss.
    As for which uniform to wear, on Bill Polian’s radio show last night, he said that most of the players wanted to wear blue, so that’s what they’re going to do.
    The AFC is the “home” team for “even-numbered” Super Bowls, while the NFC gets the home designation for odd-numbered ones.

  31. RayDaMayor says: Jan 26, 2010 3:08 PM

    To all you fools who think the Vikings belong in the Superbowl….Newsflash….THE VIKINGS LOST! Farve on the ground. Over….done….home for the big game….blame the 5 turnovers the Saints forced and not the Overtime/Sudden Death system that has been in place for YEARS.
    To those who think the Colts are going to steamroll the Saints……Newsflash…..WON’T HAPPEN!
    The Saints will make a game of it in the Superbowl…..and I really believe they are going to defeat the Colts.
    Saints 34 – Colts 31

  32. Draft King says: Jan 26, 2010 3:14 PM

    You might recall that Bill Cowher opted for the Steelers to wear white jerseys despite being the designated home team four years ago, citing the team winning three games in a row on the road in their white jerseys. He then “got the business” about it from some Steelers fans who wanted the team to wear their usual home black jerseys.

  33. awoods1906 says: Jan 26, 2010 3:15 PM

    I am a Saints fan and I don’t believe the Saints will be able to handle Manning. That being said I don’t think the Colts Def will be able to handle the Saints either.
    I could be wrong but my Vikings friends/fans decided that the #25 Saints Def couldn’t do anything with the Vikings Off so I must say the #18 Indy Def will likely struggle with the Saints Off.
    If the Saints couldn’t stop Brett Favre from passing all over the field then they will certainly have trouble with a QB 10 times better than Favre ever was. On the other hand the Minn Def did a great job against Drew Brees but they are 10 times better than the Colts Def. This will likely be a high scoring affair and possibly whomever has the ball last.
    Of course I am probably wasting some good analysis on some folks who are still moaning over Lord Favre not being in the SB. All things being said still a big New Orleans fest – Peyton and Reggie Wayne are playing the home team.

  34. Kevin from Philly says: Jan 26, 2010 3:35 PM

    Why don’t you concentrate on more important issues – like what do I take on the “Who get’s the first commercial” prop bet. I’m thinking Budweiser.

  35. eballa1 says: Jan 26, 2010 3:49 PM

    What’s the “home/vistor” record in the Super Bowl?

  36. jtgensler says: Jan 26, 2010 3:52 PM

    um. you definitely get to choose your jerseys. ie dallas wears white at home all the time. and the steelers chose to wear white when they beat the seahawks because they had played well on the road through the whole playoffs

  37. j-daddy says: Jan 26, 2010 4:19 PM

    During Super Bowl 40 the Steelers were the home team and chose to wear white. White was the color they had been wearing their entire playoff run that year and didn’t want to jinx anything.
    The home team always has the option of wearing whatever jersey it wants to. That’s why teams like the Bears and Steelers will sometimes wear their dark home jerseys while on the road in places like Miami and Jacksonville. (For the stupids out there, dark colors absorb heat better, giving the home teams in white a slight competitive advantage.)

  38. Gautam says: Jan 26, 2010 5:29 PM

    I think the game will be decided by how nervous the Saints turn out to be for the big game

  39. clint_taurus says: Jan 26, 2010 6:27 PM

    from a purely aesthetic point of view, it would make for much better TV with the Clots in white and the Saints in black/gold…
    Clots in blue, Saints in white/gold? not so much…
    I thought the Cards got it wrong last year, too…
    (I know, I know, none of this really matters)

  40. Pervy Harvin says: Jan 26, 2010 7:09 PM

    @awoods1906 – Very solid take. I agree with all of it. You Saints belong in the SB,it was destiny. All I have to say about it.

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