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steelspikes
04-16-2012, 04:44 PM
Is it just me, or has anyone else out there dreaded Steeler games where the team trots onto the field with yeller hats and white tights? For me part of the Steeler mystique has always been that a man with a black helmet is about to knock you into Tuesday. Let's hope that the new Throwback uni retains at least a modicum of the notorious Steeler intimidation factor.
And while I'm at it, how friggin' long is this October pink-wearing fad going to last? I mean, enough is enough.


http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/teams/page/PIT/pittsburgh-steelers

UPDATE: POST- PRESS CONFERENCE: 'NO, NO, NO, GOD NO!!!" --Michael G. Scott (from the episode of The Office when Toby returns.)

AR III said it best: Steelers as prison inmates. Can you believe it?

Update 4-19: After a couple days of mulling these unis over, while I still do not like the choice, I still see them as a good improvement over the white stretch pants and yellow helmets of 2011. Black traditional Steeler helmet is now part of throwback uni. Also, prison stripes will give broadcasters many opportunities for funny comments: "It's a jail break as Harrison and Woodley smother Flacco!," etc.

Click here to jump to the images of the uniforms. (http://www.steeleraddicts.com/forum/showthread.php?35397-New-Steelers-Throwback-uniforms-unveiled-on-April-17th-Pics-included/page2)

SnakeEyes43
04-16-2012, 04:54 PM
Is it just me, or has anyone else out there dreaded Steeler games where the team trots onto the field with yeller hats and white tights? For me part of the Steeler mystique has always been that a man with a black helmet is about to knock you into
into Tuesday.

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/teams/page/PIT/pittsburgh-steelers

Actually some of the hardest hits in recent memory have been in the throwbacks (Harrison on Cribs and Massaquoi in 2009, then again Harrison on McCoy last year). I personally like the throwbacks, but hey everyone has their own tastes.

Number99
04-16-2012, 06:42 PM
I would like to see the white jerseys with the white pants from the late '60's. It wouldjust be something totally different as opposed to the last few throwbacks.

BlitzburghRockCity
04-16-2012, 10:21 PM
I don't mind the throw backs honestly. Yeah they were a bit on the boring side but I think generally the throwbacks bring out the extra fire in the team. You see a ton of hard hitting games with those uni's on like Snake Eyes mentioned.

I'm kind of anxious, and scared, to see what they come up with for the throwbacks..LOL

BlitzburghRockCity
04-16-2012, 10:37 PM
Press conference on tuesday at 430 to unveil the new uniforms. Live on steelers.com

- From BRC's Droid Bionic of Coolness

SteelDad
04-17-2012, 08:02 AM
First, let us not forget WHY these are called throwbacks.... Personally, I appreciate history and everything that comes with it. I have no problem with most of the throwbacks in general except for those god-awful Denver ones.

BlacknGoldHaze
04-17-2012, 11:17 AM
My guess is the "Golden Triangle" jerseys of the '60s....bring em on!

ChucktownSteeler
04-17-2012, 12:20 PM
My guess is the "Golden Triangle" jerseys of the '60s....bring em on!

I would like that!

CoachC
04-17-2012, 02:15 PM
First, let us not forget WHY these are called throwbacks.... Personally, I appreciate history and everything that comes with it. I have no problem with most of the throwbacks in general except for those god-awful Denver ones.

COMPLETELY agree with this! I also appreciate history and love seeing the throwbacks every now and then... I like it with the rivalry games, etc...

BlacknGoldHaze
04-17-2012, 02:23 PM
I have no problem with most of the throwbacks in general except for those god-awful Denver ones.

Green Bay's kinda sucks too. I like most of the throwbacks better than current unis.

BlacknGoldHaze
04-17-2012, 02:24 PM
I would like that!

Any chance we get to see the block style numbers is cool with me!!

xBlitzBurghx
04-17-2012, 02:26 PM
Is it 4pm eastern time?

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BlacknGoldHaze
04-17-2012, 02:30 PM
I think it's 4:30 EDT

xBlitzBurghx
04-17-2012, 02:36 PM
Thanks

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CoachC
04-17-2012, 03:11 PM
I second that about block numbers! I want them back!

BlitzburghRockCity
04-17-2012, 04:25 PM
5 minutes from now the live presser will come on...

Prosdo
04-17-2012, 04:35 PM
Wow this throwback is just ugly.

strummerfan
04-17-2012, 04:36 PM
I'm not a big fan of those.

Ibleedblk&gld
04-17-2012, 04:37 PM
god awful...but I might eventually order one since it's the 80th year

BlacknGoldHaze
04-17-2012, 04:38 PM
Wow....even in color it looks like a prison uniform....

BlacknGoldHaze
04-17-2012, 04:39 PM
That is almost as bad a s the '33 uniform...almost.....

BlitzburghRockCity
04-17-2012, 04:39 PM
From their Google + page..

Steelers Nation, +1 if you like our throwback jersey for the upcoming season.
The uniforms represent the jerseys worn during the 1934 season, we chose the 1934 season to show a unique part of our history during our 80th season celebration and a uniform that has not been worn since that season.


http://distilleryimage10.instagram.com/1a5a22da88cd11e1be6a12313820455d_7.jpg



http://distilleryimage8.instagram.com/111f215c88cd11e180c9123138016265_7.jpg

[IMG]http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/6065/originalthrowback1934.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/201/originalthrowback1934.jpg/)

BlitzburghRockCity
04-17-2012, 04:40 PM
well, you got your block letters back :lol:

Love the "grey poupon" pants too!

acero
04-17-2012, 04:41 PM
ugly very ugly

Prosdo
04-17-2012, 04:48 PM
Seriously, they thought these were a great choice?

SteelCityKid5
04-17-2012, 04:52 PM
.....woof

BlacknGoldHaze
04-17-2012, 04:52 PM
well, you got your block letters back :lol:

Love the "grey poupon" pants too!

Even those are ugly.....:scratch:

SnakeEyes43
04-17-2012, 04:54 PM
HATE the pants and the socks! Those horizontal strips look like college girl Halloween stockings! The jerseys actually aren't too bad but there will be a lot of jokes about Ben finally being in a prison uniform...watch.

steelspikes
04-17-2012, 05:10 PM
Thanks Blitzburgh for posting images of these new throw-up uniforms, cause that what I did when I saw them. Really? Yea, we got block letters alright: CELL BLOCK LETTERS? I mean, when we play Dallas this year it may be America's Team vs. America's Prisoner's Team. I was hoping for something just slightly more modern...maybe that sixties jersey with the gold shoulders embossed on black or white. But these are just terrible...and not as in terrible towels. But maybe this is one of James Harrison's jokes...a not too subtle message to Roger Goodell that he feels like he's playing for a prison team?

Forged in Steel
04-17-2012, 05:13 PM
The Pittsburgh Bumblebees? I bet the Steelers will wear this jersey against the Jets and the Ravens.

Nolrog
04-17-2012, 05:27 PM
Wow, those are horrible.

Cricker24
04-17-2012, 05:30 PM
Steelers Nation, +1 if you like our throwback jersey for the upcoming season.
The uniforms represent the jerseys worn during the 1934 season, we chose the 1934 season to show a unique part of our history during our 80th season celebration and a uniform that has not been worn since that season.

I can't imagine why they haven't been worn in 78 YEAR'S!!!!!!!!!!!

ChucktownSteeler
04-17-2012, 05:37 PM
Wow, this is going to have to sink in for a while. I would have even preferred the throwbacks used in the 80s.

Only 2 games, right?

C-town

JensK
04-17-2012, 05:53 PM
I've really tried to come up with something nice about them, but I find myself incapable of doing so... I really do not like them

BlitzburghRockCity
04-17-2012, 05:56 PM
Original black and white pic of the digs back in 1934. Also updated picture post with this one.

http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/6065/originalthrowback1934.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/201/originalthrowback1934.jpg/)

JensK
04-17-2012, 05:57 PM
It really looks like something a prison team would play in.

StlersGuy
04-17-2012, 06:06 PM
I think they are the ugliest thing I have ever seen...

gtadroptop
04-17-2012, 06:09 PM
I think I'm gonna hurl.

CoachC
04-17-2012, 06:16 PM
Hey, they're pretty ugly, but they're the Steelers and represent our roots as a franchise. I'll buy one!

Steeler4life
04-17-2012, 06:23 PM
:banging::eek1:

Why in gods name would they trow back to uni's from a time the Steelers where........

I might just have to keep the surround sound system on and turn the TV off and listen to those games. I think it's safe to say that if they are going to do throwbacks, do the 70's when they were a Dynasty.

Hmmm, I'd like to see the sales numbers of these after the year is done LOL

ChucktownSteeler
04-17-2012, 06:53 PM
I think I'm gonna hurl.

I just did.

C-town

Sheetz
04-17-2012, 06:59 PM
Just two games, I still think there are teams w/ worse throwbacks than this

SteelCityVoice
04-17-2012, 07:34 PM
Hey at least we got the block numbers back!

steelspikes
04-17-2012, 08:26 PM
The Pittsburgh Bumblebees? I bet the Steelers will wear this jersey against the Jets and the Ravens.
Suspect they will don them for an old NFL team they play at home this year: Browns, Skins, and/or Philly.

Raleigh Steel
04-17-2012, 08:37 PM
whoever signed off on this should be forced to buy pirated season tickets and watch every inning! i can't think of a worse form of punishment than that...

mos07
04-17-2012, 09:11 PM
They might make our opponents dizzy...a D could lose our RB b/t the linemen..........looking for some positives......

Number99
04-17-2012, 09:53 PM
Holy Effin Shat Batman..... throwing up, stabbing your eyes, jumping off a bridge, getting run over by a truck, your parachute not opening, and standing in the way of a herd of charging bulls would all be better then watching the Steelers play in those uniforms.

chisteeler
04-17-2012, 10:08 PM
Look at it this way folks. Of course the jerseys are ugly to our recognizable standards for today's modern era football as we know it. However, this was the style of uniforms during that particular time period and thought to be distinguishable from the opponents. Plus it was the uniform that was being worn when the greatest sports owner in all of professional sports purchased our beloved Steelers. So, in as much as they are an eye sore to what we are used to, I give a tip of the hat to the history of our team and our well respected owner, Mr. Art Rooney. RIP Chief.

K Train
04-17-2012, 10:58 PM
i think they kick *** just cause they **** all of you off so much

LatrobePA
04-17-2012, 11:32 PM
I love them because they match my bumble bee g string!

gtadroptop
04-18-2012, 07:45 AM
I love them because they match my bumble bee g string!

Just dribbled coffee through my nose. Thank you for that. :hilarious:

MDSteel15
04-18-2012, 07:50 AM
Can you say JAIL BREAK? At least when Harrison breaks somebody in half he will already be dressed for Goodell's prison!

BlitzburghRockCity
04-18-2012, 09:18 AM
These are throwbacks, that's what the Steelers intended when they decided to use these uniforms. It's to celebrate that era in team history and at that time the uniforms looked like this. Lots of stripes, gawdy design, very "busy".

From that perspective I can appreciate them and the thinking behind using these.

That doesn't mean I'm going to buy one, ever. What was good in the 1930's isn't always good in the modern era.

steelspikes
04-18-2012, 10:54 AM
I've really tried to come up with something nice about them, but I find myself incapable of doing so... I really do not like them Yea, gonna take a while to sink in. So far I have come up with 2 positives: 1.) no white pants and 2.) no yellow helmets, like they wore last year.

K Train
04-18-2012, 10:55 AM
its meant to capture team history, not win beauty contests or get you to say nice things about them

tburg68
04-18-2012, 12:06 PM
They are fine. It's only gonna be for one year anyway, 80th anniversary. Plus it's another way for Steelers to market more merchandise.

I wanna see Harrison smothering Joe Cracco while wearing this uni.

Bones
04-18-2012, 12:11 PM
Hopefully we will only see those on the field one time.

BlitzburghRockCity
04-18-2012, 10:06 PM
If you're gonna go with the horizontal stripes they should have done the pants too..LOL. Hell make the shoes striped as well, go all out! :bwah:

I really do get the whole history, tradition, nostalgia thing but that doesn't mean they actually look good.

BlitzburghRockCity
04-19-2012, 01:13 PM
Interesting point, why did they shoot Isaac Redman rockin the new uni's in the bathroom? :lol:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FOwZHs9pZg

steelspikes
04-19-2012, 02:02 PM
Hopefully we will only see those on the field one time.

Don't count on it. The effort that went into this production strongly suggests we'll see them at least twice, probably vs. Old school teams such as Redskins or Eagles. Possibly against Ravens: stripes may induce vertigo in Joe Flacco. Re Redman, I don't get the bathroom reference other than that he gave us the back view of the uni. Can someone explain?

BlitzburghRockCity
04-19-2012, 03:01 PM
Antonio Brown taking the politically correct approach..

WR Antonio Brown (http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/players/playerpage/1272852/antonio-brown) told Steelers.com that Pittsburgh's new throwback uniforms make a fashion statement. “It's something special that the 1934 team wore it,” Brown said of the second all-time edition of Steelers teams. “You have to appreciate the value of what a Steelers uniform means. It's not about the look; it's all about the tradition and the history behind it.”

From our friend Chuck Finder at CBS Sport (http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/rapid-reports/post/18674799)s

gtadroptop
04-19-2012, 06:10 PM
I'm liking Antonio more and more.

Blazedby92
04-19-2012, 07:43 PM
Interesting point, why did they shoot Isaac Redman rockin the new uni's in the bathroom? :lol:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FOwZHs9pZg

OH NO where is Ben?

Granite State Steel
04-19-2012, 08:42 PM
Sorry peoples…I like 'em. Maybe it's the graphic designer in me, but lovin' the boldness of the stripes and industrial look of the block letters in the outlined rectangles. Yeah I'm one of the very few, but I'll be lookin' forward to game day when they don these "duds". No pun intended.

Remember gang, "throwbacks", these probably rocked in the day and tastes change from era to era.

80 years from now when they'll be wearing carbon fiber uni's that illuminate and change graphics during the game they'll be look back on the current uni's and say "Seriously?!

Black and yellow, only the best color combo there is!