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SteelBucks
04-17-2012, 05:11 PM
Steelers Unveil Throwback Jerseys for 80th Season Celebration

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During a press conference at Heinz Field today, the Steelers unveiled their throwback uniforms that they will wear during selected games of the 2012 season. The Steelers are celebrating their 80th season and will don the throwback uniforms for two games.

The throwback uniforms represent the jerseys worn during the 1934 season. The team elected to choose the 1934 season jerseys to show a unique part of Steelers’ history during their 80th season celebration and a uniform that has not been worn since that season.

“We wanted to use a jersey that we wore early in our history as we celebrate our 80th season,” Steelers’ President Art Rooney II said. “We have never used those jerseys since the 1934 season and I think our fans will be excited to see our players wear them in action this year.”

The Steelers will wear their traditional black helmets as part of the throwback uniform.

The jerseys will be available for order at the beginning of the 2012 season.

http://prod.images.steelers.clubs.nflcdn.com/image-web/NFL/CDA/data/deployed/prod/STEELERS/assets/images/imported/PIT/photos/clubimages/2012/04-April/04172012_80thSeasonThrowbackUniform_01--nfl_mezz_1280_1024.JPG?width=960&height=720

LordVile
04-17-2012, 05:13 PM
NASTY!! jail house, taxi driver, looking thangs.. i hope all you that HATED the alternative jerseys we had are happy how! hahaa.. I liked the Alternative jerseys we previously had.. uggggh. these are fugly

Djfan
04-17-2012, 05:14 PM
That is so ugly that words escape me. I mean, someone try to justify that. And the socks are prison uniform stuff as well.

Not good.

SteelBucks
04-17-2012, 05:16 PM
That is so ugly that words escape me. I mean, someone try to justify that. And the socks are prison uniform stuff as well.

Not good.

http://prod.images.steelers.clubs.nflcdn.com/image-web/NFL/CDA/data/deployed/prod/STEELERS/assets/images/imported/PIT/photos/clubimages/2012/04-April/04172012_80thSeasonThrowbackUniform_14--nfl_mezz_1280_1024.JPG?width=960&height=720

williar
04-17-2012, 05:22 PM
I love em! Come on... We have been soooooo traditional. Time to lighten up a little. These uni's are supposed to be somewhat quirky and over the top... Was so tired of the last "throwbacks". Can't wait!!

AkronSteel
04-17-2012, 05:32 PM
Those are terrible!!! Why not go with the 70's look?? Unbelievable!!!! :HeadBanger

Dee Dub
04-17-2012, 05:57 PM
Borderline offensive if you ask me!

RuthlessBurgher
04-17-2012, 06:08 PM
When I said that I wanted a return to the block numbers, I did not mean to literally put the numbers in blocks. :D

And khaki pants too, eh? Did Nike acquire Dockers as well? ;)

Eddie Spaghetti
04-17-2012, 06:22 PM
good lord.

AkronSteel
04-17-2012, 06:27 PM
Now the yellow helmets don't seem so bad!!!! LOL

Mister Pittsburgh
04-17-2012, 06:33 PM
They are so ugly I like them.

RuthlessBurgher
04-17-2012, 06:34 PM
It's not a good sign for Mendenhall that Redman gets the personalized treatment, but #34 is generic Steelers. :stirpot

http://prod.static.steelers.clubs.nfl.com/assets/images/imported/PIT/photos/clubimages/2012/04-April/04172012_80thSeasonThrowbackUniform_07--nfl_thumb_120_80.JPG http://prod.static.steelers.clubs.nfl.com/assets/images/imported/PIT/photos/clubimages/2012/04-April/04172012_80thSeasonThrowbackUniform_11--nfl_thumb_120_80.JPG

RuthlessBurgher
04-17-2012, 06:39 PM
Here is Red Zone modeling them:

http://prod.images.steelers.clubs.nflcdn.com/image-web/NFL/CDA/data/deployed/prod/STEELERS/assets/images/imported/PIT/photos/clubimages/2012/04-April/04172012_80thSeasonPressConference_Art-Rooney-II_Isaac-Redman_Tunch-Ilkin_01--nfl_mezz_1280_1024.jpg?width=960&height=720

http://prod.images.steelers.clubs.nflcdn.com/image-web/NFL/CDA/data/deployed/prod/STEELERS/assets/images/imported/PIT/photos/clubimages/2012/04-April/04172012_80thSeasonPressConference_Art-Rooney-II_Isaac-Redman_02--nfl_mezz_1280_1024.jpg?width=960&height=720

DukieBoy
04-17-2012, 06:39 PM
What's the buzz on how these things ever got out of the hive, and other such bad plays on words.

RuthlessBurgher
04-17-2012, 06:43 PM
What's the buzz on how these things ever got out of the hive, and other such bad plays on words.

Those puns are so bad, they sting. ;)

NW Steeler
04-17-2012, 06:47 PM
Yikes. Yikes. Yikes.

DukieBoy
04-17-2012, 06:48 PM
Mike Lange is gonna have to call the Steeler games .... "Buzzin' like bees around a hive" (not that he's had a chance to say that much, lately). Sorry Hillgrove, you're out. Or maybe you want out now that these uni's are out.

DukieBoy
04-17-2012, 06:49 PM
​Wallace is sure to sign elsewhere, now.

winwithd
04-17-2012, 06:54 PM
I think there may be a good reason that they havent been worn since 1934. I've never seen anything quite like it.

Actually, they are so unique that I kind of like them for something different

Sugar
04-17-2012, 07:11 PM
These things are completely awful! Why do we have to have "throwback" uni's at all? They look almost European, like what a futbol club would wear.

fordfixer
04-17-2012, 07:23 PM
When I said that I wanted a return to the block numbers, I did not mean to literally put the numbers in blocks. :D

And khaki pants too, eh? Did Nike acquire Dockers as well? ;)

I agree with Ruthless:D:D

Mister Pittsburgh
04-17-2012, 07:41 PM
I would like to see the Steelers come out of the tunnel for a big game wearing their black jersey with black pants.

Steel Life
04-17-2012, 08:22 PM
Get ready for the "about time Ben is wearing a prison uniform" jokes...good god, why would they do this to their players?

SuperSize
04-17-2012, 08:27 PM
I don't know which games those are going to be worn, but all I can say is, we better win.

Losing in those outfits would make it twice as bad.


Pete

feltdizz
04-17-2012, 08:30 PM
Awful, disgusting, nasty, yuckmouth... but I like it.

RuthlessBurgher
04-17-2012, 08:32 PM
Why do we have to have "throwback" uni's at all?

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-GXcc_2p48Ao/TlzZT1OFe1I/AAAAAAAABLs/lDIjQeLdTbc/s1600/money.jpg

RuthlessBurgher
04-17-2012, 08:35 PM
http://www.collectorsworld.us/prodImages/football/1934steelers.jpg
http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6124/6012137525_da7dc53c60_z.jpg
http://cdn.bleacherreport.net/images_root/slides/photos/002/112/629/PittsburghSteelers1938_display_image.jpg?133410172 7

RuthlessBurgher
04-17-2012, 08:41 PM
Counting these new unis unveiled today, we've now done 1933, 1934, and 1960 as throwbacks.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_xHjP1chJYqM/TGys6yHWCYI/AAAAAAAAAgw/HMOZR_W9N8U/s1600/Pittsburgh+Steelers+1200.jpg

I suspect the 1967 "Batman" uniforms are next (actually, I'm surprised that was not the pick for this year, with the latest Dark Knight film opening this summer being shot in Pittsburgh, and utilizing Heinz Field as well):

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6134/6012684816_ab7250ee6c_z.jpg

D Rock
04-17-2012, 09:17 PM
i dig it. its meant to celebrate the 80 year anniversary and it does it.

Flasteel
04-17-2012, 09:33 PM
i dig it. its meant to celebrate the 80 year anniversary and it does it.

This has got to be the only reason we are dusting off the original look. I'm not sure that even celebrating 80 years justifies bringing back this atrocity of a uniform. Good God it is absolutely hideous. Good luck with the jersey sales. :p

Iron Shiek
04-17-2012, 09:38 PM
I support the spirit of commemorating the anniversary, but a patch woulda worked over these terrible unis. If this must happen, coach t needs to roll out to the sideline in an al capone pinstripe suit with a fedora. At least he'd look intimidating.

Flasteel
04-17-2012, 09:43 PM
I support the spirit of commemorating the anniversary, but a patch woulda worked over these terrible unis. If this must happen, coach t needs to roll out to the sideline in an al capone pinstripe suit with a fedora. At least he'd look intimidating.

He would be the lone intimidating figure on our sideline...except for those on the opposing team who are highly allergic to bee stings.

Djfan
04-17-2012, 09:55 PM
I support the spirit of commemorating the anniversary, but a patch woulda worked over these terrible unis. If this must happen, coach t needs to roll out to the sideline in an al capone pinstripe suit with a fedora. At least he'd look intimidating.

I have an idea for him....
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pfelix73
04-17-2012, 10:23 PM
Well, if we wear these when we play the Rats, Ray Ray might think he's at home......

Snatch98
04-17-2012, 10:31 PM
I kind of like them but I like over the top. I'd wear one lol.

Crash
04-17-2012, 11:00 PM
I don't mind the jersey. It's different. Which is the point.

SanAntonioSteelerFan
04-17-2012, 11:29 PM
487
(OP by Vandelay Industries, Pittsburgh Sports Tavern.)

SteelBucks
04-18-2012, 07:26 AM
Well, if we wear these when we play the Rats, Ray Ray might think he's at home......

Rooney wants to wear them in one primetime game. It's a safe bet you'll see them for the Ravens.

The Bengals might not even show....flashbacks to the State Pen.

DHSF
04-18-2012, 08:47 AM
They have to play 2 games with those things on? They may lose from pure embarrassment.

calmkiller
04-18-2012, 08:54 AM
Charles says it all.
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SteelAddicted
04-18-2012, 09:06 AM
hahaha... they're so ugly I like them. Just like I liked the Broncos brown throw backs. I think it's fun and will be pretty awesome to see the Steelers in something different for once.

Tomlinator
04-18-2012, 09:12 AM
Eh, I can live with it for a one off. Lets just hope they dont trot them out for the next five years.

MeetJoeGreene
04-18-2012, 11:32 AM
Those are even uglier than Australian Rules football uniforms495


http://www.maddogprint.com.au/images/sublimation/footy.gif

steelz09
04-18-2012, 02:19 PM
Get ready for the "about time Ben is wearing a prison uniform" jokes...good god, why would they do this to their players?

Yup. My first thought was they look like a prison outfit ... and then I thought about all the Ben jokes I'll have to listen too.

Then, I thought they looked like a bee. I got a laugh thinking about how Casey Hampton is going to look like a round Bumble Bee in this uni. He is going to dread this uniform.

I bet Hampton and probably Hood are going to catch a bunch of sh*$ from fellow teammates about looking like a bumble bee.

DukieBoy
04-18-2012, 10:36 PM
Can't hardly wait to see Big Snack in the throwback uni. He should have modeled it.

Sugar
04-19-2012, 09:39 AM
They're gonna look like Stryper (especially Troy). If you don't know what Stryper looks like, there's always Google Image.

Oz Fox could be Troy's brother, LOL.

508

williar
04-19-2012, 02:03 PM
Call me crazy.....Again! I think those throwbacks are cool as hell.....;):tt2

SteelBucks
04-19-2012, 07:23 PM
I guess Harrison isn't crazy about the throwbacks. From ESPN.com:


"After the Steelers unveiled their new throwback uniforms, Harrison made it clear he isn't going to be happy wearing them. He posted on his Twitter account (https://twitter.com/#%21/jharrison9292/status/192383525343858689):

There's a reason these jerseys were from 1932..... it's 2012 now though, so send them back!!!lol fb.me/1FqMEi1dB (http://t.co/yfEX9StB)

— James Harrison (@jharrison9292) April 17, 2012" (https://twitter.com/jharrison9292/status/192383525343858689)

Sugar
04-19-2012, 08:21 PM
I guess Harrison isn't crazy about the throwbacks. From ESPN.com:


"After the Steelers unveiled their new throwback uniforms, Harrison made it clear he isn't going to be happy wearing them. He posted on his Twitter account (https://twitter.com/#!/jharrison9292/status/192383525343858689):
There's a reason these jerseys were from 1932..... it's 2012 now though, so send them back!!!lol fb.me/1FqMEi1dB (http://t.co/yfEX9StB)

— James Harrison (@jharrison9292) April 17, 2012" (https://twitter.com/jharrison9292/status/192383525343858689)



Gotta love #92. He's poised to take over Lambert as my fav of all-time. Do you think Jack would want to wear that crap either?

RuthlessBurgher
04-19-2012, 08:36 PM
I was about to tell James that those jerseys were from 1934, not 1932 (there was no team in 1932...it was founded in 1933), but I don't want to be the one to correct James. Someone else tell him. Please. Pretty please with sugar on top?

phillyesq
04-20-2012, 10:38 AM
They're gonna look like Stryper (especially Troy). If you don't know what Stryper looks like, there's always Google Image.

Oz Fox could be Troy's brother, LOL.

508

Great reference. I still have a few of their songs on my ipod.

Sugar
04-20-2012, 10:48 AM
I was about to tell James that those jerseys were from 1934, not 1932 (there was no team in 1932...it was founded in 1933), but I don't want to be the one to correct James. Someone else tell him. Please. Pretty please with sugar on top?

Excuse me, if Mr. Harrison said that the team was founded in 1932 it just means our history is wrong. Of course, he could mean that the uni's were designed in '32 prior to the teams founding. Either way, I'm not telling, hinting or suggesting that Mr. Harrison is incorrect. My kids would like to grow up with a father. ;)

Djfan
04-20-2012, 10:49 AM
Great reference. I still have a few of their songs on my ipod.

Is "To Hell With The Devil" your theme song for Roggie Goodell?

hawaiiansteel
09-07-2012, 03:09 PM
MarkKaboly_Trib:

Just in case you haven't heard yet, Steelers will wear their throwback uniforms against the Redskins on Oct. 28 and the Ravens on Nov. 18.

http://triblive.com/sports/steelers/

RuthlessBurgher
09-07-2012, 04:25 PM
MarkKaboly_Trib:

Just in case you haven't heard yet, Steelers will wear their throwback uniforms against the Redskins on Oct. 28 and the Ravens on Nov. 18.

http://triblive.com/sports/steelers/

I'm bringing my son out for the Washington game (I'm sure he'll be confused by the bumblebee getups), and the Ravens game will be our annual board tailgate (so we'll all be confused as well).

fezziwig
09-07-2012, 07:10 PM
Good name for the uniforms " throw backs " If someone gave me one of those uni's I'd, throw them back.

Starlifter
09-07-2012, 10:45 PM
why on earth do the steelers continue to roll out the most hideous and horrific uniforms? we have a great traditional classic look right now. throwbacks suck a$$.

more to the point - why do fans keep buying that crap?? If we boycotted that garbage I'm pretty sure it would stop the horror.

winwithd
09-07-2012, 11:31 PM
I wonder if they picked the Washington game because it was close to Halloween. The players are all coming to the game in the same costume, as bumblebees.

RuthlessBurgher
09-08-2012, 03:26 PM
I wonder if they picked the Washington game because it was close to Halloween. The players are all coming to the game in the same costume, as bumblebees.

I bet many of the fans in the stands will wear masks to hide their true identities, since they are ashamed to be rooting for a team dressed so poorly.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1341/5101161324_1e63b5a94b.jpg

http://bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com/timesonline.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/8/e5/8e5c4679-eb67-5259-8203-7b6aeb5feceb/4e9dda77e8dcf.image.jpg

http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0901/nfl.fans.divisional.playoffs/images/steelers-fans.jpg

hawaiiansteel
09-21-2012, 08:27 PM
http://www.sycaonline.org/images/steelers%20throwback%20uniforms.jpg

Captain Lemming
09-22-2012, 12:47 AM
This has got to be the only reason we are dusting off the original look. I'm not sure that even celebrating 80 years justifies bringing back this atrocity of a uniform. Good God it is absolutely hideous.:p

As was the play back then
I guess that make it appropriate for the anniversary.
I only hope our PLAY does not deteriorate to a throwback level of ineptnesss.