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Super Bowl 52: Most Bizarre and Odd Trends

In this day and age, it has become increasingly easy to overanalyze each and every bet you make. This only multiplies when you’re trying to cap a game as big as the Super Bowl. We decided to take this overabundance of information to the next level and try to find the most bizarre trends for Super Bowl 52.

Does that mean you should take these as the gospel truth? God, no! Coincidence doesn’t even begin to describe these, but that doesn’t mean it’s not fun to read them and shake our heads anyway.

Blinded By The White

Fashion is a dominating theme of every Super Bowl. Think about it: there are always props about what the halftime performer will be wearing, there was the infamous Janet Jackson wardrobe malfunction and, of course, there are the jersey colors of the teams themselves.

The Patriots decided to stick with the basics and go with their white uniforms for the Super Bowl. The Pats must be superstitious, as the team in white has won 12 of the last 13 Super Bowls. In fact, since Tom Brady and Bill Belichick came to town, the Pats are 3-0 in Super Bowls when wearing the always fashionable white.

Belichick’s Presidential Endorsement

Much was made in the past about Patriots coach Bill Belichick’s endorsement of then-presidential hopeful Donald Trump. Trump would go on to win the election and become the 45th POTUS.

Maybe that was a little more self-serving than we all realized. The AFC has gone 7-2 SU in the past nine Super Bowls when a Republican sat in the White House. Dating back to the inauguration of George W. Bush, the Pats are 3-1 SU with a Republican in office – and the one loss came in the final months of the younger Bush’s tenure.

The Patriots Just Can’t Even

New year, new you. Right? 2018 is the year we are all finally going to go to the gym, cut out fast food and spend more time with our family. Luckily, by the time Super Bowl 52 rolls around, this will all be out the window and we will be lazily watching football, eating gratuitous amounts of chicken wings and ignoring our loved ones to yell at Pink for taking too long to sing the national anthem.

However, 2018 could be a good year for the Eagles if history stands, as the NFC has gone 4-1 in the past five Super Bowls to take place in an even-numbered year. There is extra bad news for the Patriots, as the last two Super Bowl losses they have suffered have come in even-numbered years (2012, 2008).

Do The Eagles Have A Death Wish?

The classic action-crime drama Death Wish finds itself getting rebooted in 2018 – something Hollywood is so fond of nowadays. No longer will Charles Bronson’s grizzled face play Dr. Paul Kersey; instead it will be the grizzled face of Bruce Willis.

Why does that matter? Well, the NFC team has gone 4-1 SU in the past five Super Bowls to be held in the same calendar year as a Death Wish film release. Yes, the last Death Wish was released in 1994 – the year the Buffalo Bills got their hearts broken for the fourth year in a row – but what do you call people who, when faced with a condition or fear, do nothing about it?