Some of you may remember my post during the season about the curse of the black pants. In that post, I went over the Saints win-loss record while wearing their different uniform combinations. These stats showed that maybe there was something to this "curse" after all. I decided to revisit this topic, factoring in the final 14 games of the 2010 season (not included in original post), to change things up from all the draft and lockout talk.
Black jersey/Gold pants 2-0 (100%)
Black jersey/Black pants 2-1 (67%)
White jersey/Gold pants 3-2 (60%)
White jersey/Black pants 2-2 (50%)
This brings us to this total (since 2006):
Black jersey/Gold pants 11-4 (73%)
White jersey/Gold pants 21-11 (66%)
Black jersey/Black pants 10-10 (50%)
White jersey/Black pants 11-8 (58%)
To make this simpler, since 2006 while wearing gold pants, we have won 68% of our games. However, when wearing black pants, we have only won 54% of our games.
I think this "curse of the black pants" certainly has "legs." I will say this, some of our more impressive, primetime games are won in all black uniforms. This season alone, we beat the eventual Super Bowl losing Pittsburgh Steelers (however, this game was played on Halloween, possibly offsetting the black pants curse). Also, two of our worst games of the season were played in gold pants (Arizona and Cleveland).
To recap, while wearing gold pants doesn't guarantee a victory, the odds certainly go up. Me, personally, I say let's wear our black jerseys and gold pants every game.