Unless you’ve been living under a very large rock, you know that
the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs will be facing
off this Sunday in Super Bowl LIV. The Chiefs will be making
their first Super Bowl appearance in 50 years, while the Niners
have appeared in six Super Bowls during that span, winning five
From a uniform standpoint, the party line for this game is that
both teams have classic, great-looking designs that have gone
largely unchanged over the years. That’s generally true, although
there are loads of additional uniform-related subplots and
storylines to consider if you know where to look. And the best
place to look is in the column you are reading right now.
All of which is a longwinded way of saying welcome to the annual
Uni Watch Super Bowl Preview, where we’ll break down everything
you need to know about the aesthetics of the two teams competing
this Sunday. Armed with the information presented herein, you can
watch the game with a higher level of nuance and sophistication,
annoying impressing your friends with your
knowledge of assorted Super Bowl uniform arcana.
I’m pulling for the Chiefs, but no argument that both teams have truly classic, top-tier unis.