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Old 02-10-2012, 09:46 PM
 
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I'm a soccer and basketball
in soccer, the home team always wears their "First" jersey when they play at home,
which make sense to me since most fans in the stadium are going to be wearing the same color.

Why is it that in basketball teams wear white (the "other" jersey) at home?

Here's a game to show you what I mean
Doesn't it look as if the Dallas Mavericks are the home team?


Dallas Mavericks - Orlando Magic GAME RECAP. 2010-10-20 - YouTube

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Old 02-11-2012, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Akron, OH
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Tradition. Usually in basketball, football and even baseball the home team wears white. This goes all the down to middle school and up thru the pros.
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Old 02-11-2012, 12:13 PM
 
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I take that back. In football they usuaslly wear dark colors at home but basketball and baseball wear white at home
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Old 02-11-2012, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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Don't worry. I suspect that most of the people at the game know which is the home team.
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Old 02-11-2012, 06:28 PM
 
Location: The "Rock"
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Don't worry. I suspect that most of the people at the game know which is the home team.
LOL...

this tradition is changing in basketball more and more anyway with alternate jerseys. For example: Miami has been wearing those dreadful black & silver uni's at home.
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Old 02-11-2012, 07:18 PM
 
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Yeah, in the NFL, they wear dark at home with a few exceptions. I think hockey goes light at home as well, right?
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Old 02-12-2012, 12:07 AM
 
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Don't worry. I suspect that most of the people at the game know which is the home team.
That's my point
if you are a real fan, you know which one is the home team.
But anybody that is not a "real fan" wouldn't know which one is the home team.
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Old 02-12-2012, 07:57 AM
 
Location: spring tx
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It's good guys vs bad guys. The home team being the good guys thus the "white hat" vs the dark/black hat of the bad guys.
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Old 02-12-2012, 11:57 AM
 
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^^ That's a good theory.
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Old 02-13-2012, 06:43 AM
 
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It was done originally because there wasn't any such thing as color TV 60 years ago; with one team wearing white, it was easy to tell the two teams apart on a black-and-white screen. I'm not sure why it was the home team that wore white, though.
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