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.