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Postby Azrael » Sun Sep 17, 2006 7:30 pm

I know a few teams do it traditionally like the Cowboys but both games on today (Bengals and Eagles) the home teams wore white. I get it if it was hot out, but it wasn't.
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Postby Mercer Boy » Sun Sep 17, 2006 7:42 pm

At the risk of bringing in another baseball reference..... :-o

Home baseball teams almost always wear white with just a few exceptions; maybe they are taking a page from their book. :-?

But I buy the hot weather theory also...it was about 80 in Pittsburgh today while I was at the Pirates game. :-°
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Postby Atog » Sun Sep 17, 2006 7:58 pm

Mercer Boy wrote:At the risk of bringing in another baseball reference..... :-o

Home baseball teams almost always wear white with just a few exceptions; maybe they are taking a page from their book. :-?

But I buy the hot weather theory also...it was about 80 in Pittsburgh today while I was at the Pirates game. :-°


I'd say that's likely the case. Darker jerseys attract more heat from the sun...the same principle as using eyeblack. It's a very small advantage, but it's an advantage nonetheless.
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Postby Kilroy » Sun Sep 17, 2006 11:22 pm

Atog wrote:
Mercer Boy wrote:At the risk of bringing in another baseball reference..... :-o

Home baseball teams almost always wear white with just a few exceptions; maybe they are taking a page from their book. :-?

But I buy the hot weather theory also...it was about 80 in Pittsburgh today while I was at the Pirates game. :-°


I'd say that's likely the case. Darker jerseys attract more heat from the sun...the same principle as using eyeblack. It's a very small advantage, but it's an advantage nonetheless.


Heat would be my guess too.
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Postby logan » Mon Sep 18, 2006 8:31 am

most of the ones i've heard have been becasue of heat as well. that's why the jags did vs the cowboy's and the chief's did vs cinci last week.
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Postby thedude » Mon Sep 18, 2006 9:27 am

I have more of a problem with the new shirts the officals are wearing. :-t
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Postby Ditka in '04 » Mon Sep 18, 2006 10:01 am

They were talking about it during the Bear game, teams had to put in there jersey request a few months back, so home teams are going to choose the white jersey in September in case its a real hot day
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Postby The_Dude » Mon Sep 18, 2006 10:53 am

thedude wrote:I have more of a problem with the new shirts the officals are wearing. :-t


Nice SN... I take you're a fellow shamus.
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Postby logan » Mon Sep 18, 2006 12:26 pm

The_Dude wrote:
thedude wrote:I have more of a problem with the new shirts the officals are wearing. :-t


Nice SN... I take you're a fellow shamus.


looks like someone is trying to move in on your action ;-) :-D
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Postby Dan Lambskin » Mon Sep 18, 2006 1:38 pm

the Lions wore black in their 1st home game
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