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Is this the first time the defending Super Bowl champs have worn a championship patch the following season? I don't seem to recall it happening before, and I've always been a bit surprised that more teams don't do this after winning a title.

I figured it was because the league frowned on it, but since the Saints are doing it this year, that's obviously not the case.

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Is this the first time the defending Super Bowl champs have worn a championship patch the following season? I don't seem to recall it happening before, and I've always been a bit surprised that more teams don't do this after winning a title.

I figured it was because the league frowned on it, but since the Saints are doing it this year, that's obviously not the case.

No I believe the Patriots were the FIRST team to do it in the 2004 season opener. I am not sure if there was one worn for the past 3 season openers but they have been worn in the past

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Is this the first time the defending Super Bowl champs have worn a championship patch the following season? I don't seem to recall it happening before, and I've always been a bit surprised that more teams don't do this after winning a title.

I figured it was because the league frowned on it, but since the Saints are doing it this year, that's obviously not the case.

I remember the Patriots wearing a Super Bowl 36 Champs patch. Maybe teams only do it when it is a significant/first win?

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Is this the first time the defending Super Bowl champs have worn a championship patch the following season? I don't seem to recall it happening before, and I've always been a bit surprised that more teams don't do this after winning a title.

I figured it was because the league frowned on it, but since the Saints are doing it this year, that's obviously not the case.

I remember the Patriots wearing a Super Bowl 36 Champs patch.  Maybe teams only do it when it is a significant/first win?

You're thinking of SB 38. I have a Brady jersey with that patch - and that was the first time it had been done.

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i don't know if i'm looking for subtlety for subtlety's sake but i see the outline of the Superdome just behind the Fleur de leis but for some reason the gold part resembles the Alamo to me. Perhaps a subtle thank you to San Antonio for taking care of the team during a difficult time? Or am i just looking for things that don't exist?

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i don't know if i'm looking for subtlety for subtlety's sake but i see the outline of the Superdome just behind the Fleur de leis but for some reason the gold part resembles the Alamo to me. Perhaps a subtle thank you to San Antonio for taking care of the team during a difficult time? Or am i just looking for things that don't exist?

The latter

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The Superdome outline is definitely intentional. I'm not so sure about the Alamo similarities. The team will not wear the patch again this season.

As for the Saints wearing the white at home...Sean Payton prefers the white at home. But I also think that the team votes on the uniform combos.

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i don't know if i'm looking for subtlety for subtlety's sake but i see the outline of the Superdome just behind the Fleur de leis but for some reason the gold part resembles the Alamo to me. Perhaps a subtle thank you to San Antonio for taking care of the team during a difficult time? Or am i just looking for things that don't exist?

No idea whether that's intentional, but it does bear a resemblance and...

...Saints owner Tom Benson lives in and has business interests in San Antonio, and of course that city was the Saints' "home away from home" during the '05 Katrina season.

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Any reason for wearing white at home?

Doesn't look all that great. I wish more home teams would wear their dark jerseys.

I guess it's because they wore white in the Super Bowl. They were their black top/gold pants in their home playoff games last year.

Editing to add: The Saints wore white in their first 3 home games last year

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Any reason for wearing white at home?

Doesn't look all that great. I wish more home teams would wear their dark jerseys.

I guess it's because they wore white in the Super Bowl. They were their black top/gold pants in their home playoff games last year.

Editing to add: The Saints wore white in their first 3 home games last year

Since Sean Payton took over in '06, the Saints have worn white in their first 3 or 4 home games and then worn the black for the remaining home games. I know Brees says he prefers the white jerseys because he says he sees the receivers better.

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