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.
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.
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