The Steelers new throwback jerseys are supposed to honor the 1934 team known as the Pittsburgh Pirates. When the Steelers released the 75th anniversary throwback jersey they were received with open minds. They weren’t great, but they weren’t bad either. The yellow helmet was welcomed and the jersey although plain, in a way, screamed Steelers with only black and gold. However, I feel the 80th anniversary throwback jerseys will be received with less open arms.
Although the yellow and black striped jersey and socks aren’t terrible and will likely become popular once they are fully digested I just have one question. Now do you remember the Steelers commercial that pans around the Steelers fan cave and comes upon an ordinary lamp and poses the question “What’s with the lamp?” Well I have a similar question to pose to the people who designed this throwback jersey: What’s with the pants?
Beige almost skin tone, for some players, pants? I have to admit they aren’t the worst throwback uniforms that a team has donned in the recent throwback era, but they aren’t very good either.
Couldn’t they have gone with black pants? Just imagine the photo with black pants. I think it would look pretty cool, but we are stuck with beige pants and therefore I have to hope most fans agree with my assessment. Do you remember the 75th anniversary uniforms. It would be hard to forget as they have become the teams alternates due to fan approval. It would be a shame if these uniforms shared an equal fate. Watching the team wear these more than once would be a negative. Thank goodness we have a competitive team; just imagine a bad team with terrible uniforms, would they keep any fans? Oh wait, I guess the Browns do have a few fans…