This is a first. The color of ones cleats can apparently determine the outcome of a game.
Former Giants coach Jim Fassel says he knew the Panthers were going to lose the Super Bowl when he saw Cam Newton warming up in gold "MVP cleats. The cleats, given to him sponsor Under Armour, were only worn during warmups as players usually do since they aren't allowed to wear certain pairs during the game. Fassel said he originally picked the Panthers to win but once he saw those cleats, it was a different ball game.
"When I saw Cam Newton walk out in gold shoes, MVP, I switched my mind, essentially right then," Fassel said. "I said, 'That's not what a starting quarterback, MVP, leading his team, and I had a lot of respect for him during the season, that's not what happens.' You don't do that."
This wasn't the first time Newton wore a custom pair of cleats during warmups, so it shouldn't be shocking that he had them on before the Super Bowl. Guys so heavily in routine are not going to change for a big game like that.
Fassel went on to say the shoes made Newton "soft". It doesn't really make sense because it's not like he had them on during the game and he gave it his all, but different people come away with different perceptions.
In any event, let it be a lesson to everyone... gold makes you soft.