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Bucking history, the Atlanta Falcons elect to forego white jerseys in Super Bowl

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Did you hear? The Atlanta Falcons are playing in the Super Bowl! They will take on the despised New England Patriots. If all goes according to plan, all the footballs will remain fully inflated and Matt Ryan continue his world domination. If the Falcons lose, Dave will undoubtedly relapse and break some stuff.

Today the jersey colors were selected. The Falcons are technically the “home team” so they got to choose first. Bucking tradition, they decided to go with their red jerseys.

The NFC team received the choice of uniform colors this year, and Atlanta chose to go with red (Mike Reiss of ESPN spoke to the Pats, who confirmed they would wear white). The concern for Falcons fans should be the recent success of teams wearing white in the Super Bowl. Eleven of the last 12 winners of the Super Bowl wore white.

This is the kind of fun non-news news we’ll see a lot of leading up to the Super Bowl. Lucky for us, this year they’re talking about our favorite team. Personally I like our red jerseys better. The white jerseys have an early 2000s vibe and they feel dated. Your thoughts?