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best and worst Super Bowl uniform matchups

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So, with two good looking uniforms in this year's SB, it got me thinking to the top SB ever, in terms of uniforms as well as the worst.

As far as the best, to me it's SB XXXVII with the Raiders (IMO best unis in NFL) and Bucs. SB XXX (Cowboys-Steelers) is a very close 2nd.

The worst-It's hard to say, last year we had one terrible uniform with the Cardinals and a great one with Pittsburgh. SB XXV (Giants-Bills) was pry the worst for me. Neither uniform was bad, and neither was very good IMO.

What does everyone else think?

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Bucs/Raiders was a GREAT one.

Bills/Giants was bad just because it was just the same colors, although I used to LOVE the old Bills uniforms.

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Yeah it was a one-sided game played indoors on artificial turf, but Super Bowl XX is hard to beat...

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BEST

3. Buccaneers-Raiders XXXVII

2. Jets-Colts III

1. Giants-Patriots XLII

WORST

3. Packers-Patriots XXXI

2. Steelers-Seahawks XL

1. Rams-Titans XXXIV

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For best, another worth throwing in there would be the Bears Colts matchup from a few years ago. I remember a 49ers Bengals match up from my childhood that to my eyes then looked pretty good, as far as the unis looked.

For worst, I think anything on the same field is not going to be done any favors going up against the Seahawks, so the Steelers/Seahawks match up has to be on the list, even though it includes one of the league's classic uniforms. I'd also agree that the Giants/Bills match up was not a good one, not that the uniforms were bad, but just too similar to each other. I have memories of a Broncos 49ers match up that did not look good from my younger years as well.

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For me, at least in recent memory, the worst has to be Steelers / Seahawks. The steelers were in their lesser road uniform (by their own choice!) which gave us monochrome uni in the SuperBowl. Ick.

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...the Steelers/Seahawks match up has to be on the list, even though it includes one of the league's classic uniforms.

Steelers classic uniforms would be anything prior to their font change to Futura. Loved the Super Bowl XIII, XIV, and XV matchups. I still love those old Eagles uniforms with the 419 sleeve stripes. rolleyes.gif

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10. Rams vs. Patriots (XXXVI)

9. 49ers (light) vs. Bengals (dark) (XVI)

8. Bills vs. Skins (XXVI)

7. Rams vs. Titans (XXIV)

6. Patriots vs. Packers (XXXI)

5. Skins vs. Broncos (XXII)

4. Chargers vs. 49ers (XXIX)

3. Giants vs. Bills (XXV)

2. Cowboys vs. Bills (XXVII, XXVIII)

1. Cowboys vs. Steelers (X, XIII, XXX)

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The best matchups are when there is a lot of color. Worst is when there is too much white. There is a reason I have a color television. If the Colts blue was a little lighter, I would want both teams to wear their primary uniforms.

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I've been looking through some old Super Bowl photos and these stuck out:

Super Bowl XVIII

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Super Bowl XIV

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10. Rams vs. Patriots (XXXVI)

9. 49ers (light) vs. Bengals (dark) (XVI)

8. Bills vs. Skins (XXVI)

7. Rams vs. Titans (XXIV)

6. Patriots vs. Packers (XXXI)

5. Skins vs. Broncos (XXII)

4. Chargers vs. 49ers (XXIX)

3. Giants vs. Bills (XXV)

2. Cowboys vs. Bills (XXVII, XXVIII)

1. Cowboys vs. Steelers (X, XIII, XXX)

WHAT?!?!?

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I actually think this past SuperBowl, Cards n Steelers, was one of the best although others may not agree. I think that the Cardinals very pure red looks really nice against the Steelers' athletic gold, the same happens when the Pack comes to Arizona.

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I actually think this past SuperBowl, Cards n Steelers, was one of the best although others may not agree. I think that the Cardinals very pure red looks really nice against the Steelers' athletic gold, the same happens when the Pack comes to Arizona.

I agree... and I'm in the minority but I think the Cardinals had the much better uniforms in that game.

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For a traditional-looking matchup, I think Super Bowl IV is underrated:

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I actually think this past SuperBowl, Cards n Steelers, was one of the best although others may not agree. I think that the Cardinals very pure red looks really nice against the Steelers' athletic gold, the same happens when the Pack comes to Arizona.

I agree... and I'm in the minority but I think the Cardinals had the much better uniforms in that game.

Agreed.

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Damn this is a tough one. What a great topic. To the surprise of no one who knows me around here, I love all the old school match-ups. There really wasn't a bad one in the bunch. I'll be here all day trying to pick just one best and one worst so I am going to go by decades.

60's Best: Chiefs-Vikings

60's Worst: None of them. They all looked great.

70's Best: Dolphins-Vikings (Steelers-Cowboys is just too obvious and I think Miami's best ever uniforms were the early 70's home uniforms.)

70's Worst: Again, not a bad one in the bunch. (Guilty as charged. I'm entirely too "old school")

80's Best: Dolphins-Redskins or Raiders-Redskins

80's Worst: Broncos-Giants. Denver's road uniforms weren't anything special and that Giants look was weak and unoriginal.

90's Best: Cowboys-Steelers

90's Worst: Broncos-Falcons

00's Best: Bears-Colts

00's Worst: Patriots-Eagles (An honorable mention goes to Steelers-Seahawks. Pittsburgh's uniforms weren't enough to offset those horrific Seahawks blue monochromes)

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