Just as they did in 2001, the Baltimore Ravens will don their white jerseys for Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans on Feb. 3.
However, the team also announced today that unlike 2001, the Ravens will go with their black pants. When the Ravens beat the New York Giants in 2001, the players wore all-white uniforms. The Ravens, as the AFC champs, are considered the "away" team at this year's Super Bowl. The home and away designations between the AFC and NFC alternate each year.
Traditionally, home teams wear their dark-colored jerseys in football and away teams wear their white jerseys. (In baseball, it's reversed with home teams traditionally wearing white.)
As the Baltimore Ravens' website notes, the Ravens have worn the white jersey/black pants combo the last two weeks while knocking off the Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots.
Superstitious or not, the white jersey/black pant combo appears to be working — and the Super Bowl is no time to fix something that ain't broke.
We like the call. What do you think? Black pants or all-white uniforms?