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Super Bowl Color vs. Color

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I love 'Color vs. Color' games. And, looking back at Super Bowl history there are a number of match ups that could have gone with such a match up. I wish the NFL allowed this to happen more often, because there are some GORGEOUS match ups.

 

1966: Green Bay vs. Kansas City

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1969: Minnesota Vikings vs. Kansas City Chiefs

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1972: Miami Dolphins vs. Washington Redskins

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1977: Dallas Cowboys vs. Denver Broncos

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1980: Philadelphia Eagles vs. Oakland Raiders

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1981 & 1988: Cincinnati Bengals vs. San Francisco 49ers 

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1982: Miami Dolphins vs. Washington Redskins

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1983: Los Angeles Raiders vs. Washington Redskins

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1984: San Francisco 49ers vs. Miami Dolphins

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1985: Chicago Bears vs. New England Patriots

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1986: New York Giants vs. Denver Broncos

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Some more matchups ...

 

1991: Washington Redskins vs. Buffalo Bills

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1994: San Francisco 49ers vs. San Diego Chargers

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2002: Oakland Raiders vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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2008: Arizona Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

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2012: Baltimore Ravens vs. San Francisco 49ers

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2013: Seattle Seahawks vs. Denver Broncos

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2015: Denver Broncos vs. Carolina Panthers

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2016: Atlanta Falcons vs. New England Patriots

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This year is a definite opportunity for a color vs. color matchup and, in my opinion, it would be the most visually appealing of all the potential uni combos.

 

Damn shame that it could never happen.

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While Kimball has a great idea and great pics by the way i wonder if even if this was an option would the designated home team defer on this due to the White Jersey blessing that has happened in 11 of the last 12 Super Bowls.

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Seeing as both the Falcons and Pats away uniforms are both unappealing, color on color would be the best route to go. Won't happen of course, cause tradition and all, but still.

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The color-on-color fetish on this board always amuses me. What an overrated concept. It is so much easier on everybody, from players to coaches to refs to stat guys to TV viewers, if one team wears dark and another white. Contrast, in the age of TV, is very important. 

 

The photos might be cool and at first the visuals could be neat, but it's not an idea that would work. 

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while i agree that it is a bit "gimmicky" at times, and i can concede that it's perhaps an overrated idea, i do really like it as a concept when the entirety of the uniforms are visually contrasting.. when both teams have vastly different uniform elements (at least helmets & jerseys), it can be just as contrasting as dark vs. white.. the falcons and patriots could certainly pull this off, as black/silver are very visually contrasting, and red/navy are both great visual colors that obviously offer enough contrast for teams to frequently use them both in their scheme to accent one another.. i can see where some of the examples above might've been better color vs. white, but there are a few (packers/chiefs for example) that would absolutely be better color/color  

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I love color v. color, and I wish more of it happened. Contrast can certainly happen as long as the colors are different enough.

 

Baltimore v. San Francisco or Minnesota v. KC don't provide that, so those would be two poor examples. The rest, though... Love it.

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On 1/25/2017 at 2:36 AM, BJ Sands said:

The color-on-color fetish on this board always amuses me. What an overrated concept. It is so much easier on everybody, from players to coaches to refs to stat guys to TV viewers, if one team wears dark and another white. Contrast, in the age of TV, is very important. 

 

The photos might be cool and at first the visuals could be neat, but it's not an idea that would work. 

But, if it's, say, Browns with orange-brown-white and Bengals with orange-white-black... is it really THAT easy to see the difference unless you're actually paying attention?

 

Color v. Color works because the same team is wearing the same uniform most of the time. Only in cases where they clash on the road. Seeing MLS switch from Color/White to Color/Color has made it much more enjoyable than always seeing "home team vs. white team'. It's the same argument I have in hockey since most leagues have switched to darks at home. Now, you attend home games, and it's a parade of white teams with some sort of trim color and pant color. It's like you're seeing the same game every time. Before you saw "White v. Green", "White v. Blue", "White v. Black", or "White v. Red", etc. Now, it's, in my case, "Black v. White" for every game.

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