It's unclear whether Bumblebee Man will be suing the Steelers for copyright infringement.

Steeler Nation All A BUZZ Over New Throwback Uniforms


Aye Dios Mio! The Steelers have a habit of coming up with some ‘interesting’ throwback uniforms.  The most notable uniform being their last with the black jersey and gold helmet variety.  That was to commemorate their 75th anniversary.  The occasion for this new throwback look is for the organization’s 80th year in existence.  The uniforms harken back to the 1934 Pittsburgh Pirates.  The 2-10 Pittsburgh Pirates.  This uniform has not been worn since that inaugural season – and perhaps good reason?

I’m not feelin’ these uniforms.  Some refer to them as prison uniforms – from your friendly city of Baltimore, go figure.  Some refer to them  as just plain ugly.  One Twitterer said that they are uglier than the Browns’ uniforms – finally something they beat us at.  Me?  Well you can tell from the picture above how I feel about them.  Go ahead, let the bad puns begin – This new uniform really stings the eyes, the new look is sweeter than honey, I wonder if the rookies will bee happy to wear these uniforms, rumor has it that Roethlisberger got hives after trying his on, so on and so forth.

All Redman needs is antennae on the helmet and a stinger on his rear.  Throw in a little Spanglish, and Redman could be a knock off of the Bumblebee Man from the Simpsons.  Hmmmm… I wonder how Bumblebee Man blocks on a pass rush?  Anyone have his agent’s number?

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  • dbuzard

    I don’t find them that repulsive…. The hour of radio I heard about how horrible they were had me prepared to see dead kittens and afterbirth….. So, my expectations were high on the ugly o meter. I could do without the 80th season patch. It really looks out of place on the uniform. They should wear leather helmets for pregame warm ups with these! That would cause a buzz……. Hi-ohhh!

  • DomDiTolla

    The first thing I thought of when I saw them was actually “Bumble Bee Man,” and I added a “No Me Gusta” for good measure.  I’m a fan of throwbacks (growing up in San Diego in the 80′s and early 90′s has left me with an affinity for those brown and yellow and brown and orange uniforms the Padres used to wear), but these ones from the 30′s are a tad ridiculous.  I highly doubt they will be making it in the yearly rotation like the 75th anniversary ones though.

  • LOTUSMAN1

    LIKE A “BUMBLE BEE ON ACID”!!!  THESE “THROWBACKS ARE A “BLITZ” TO YOUR VISION!!  I AM A 36 YEAR SEASON TICKET HOLDER, AND LOVE THE FACT THAT WE ARE COMMEMORATING OUR 80th SEASON… BUT WHO PICKED OUT “THESE” UNIFORMS??  DRUG TESTS ARE IN ORDER!!  LOL!!  LOVE TO ALL OF “STEELER NATION!!”  CANNOT WAIT TO “BURY” PEYTON MANNING EARLY & OFTEN IN WEEK ONE!!

  • craig.nicepickcowher

     @dbuzard They aren’t terrible, but I will say this.  1) I understand the idea of wanting them to be a true ‘throwback’ BUT they could have better incorporated the numbering.  The white background box is just confusing. 2) They just better have a better record wearing these throwbacks than when they did for the 75th Anni. ones.

  • SteelerChick

    I know there are fans who like them but HORIZONTAL stripes? That is a fashion no-no for anyone who weighs over 100 pounds! LOL On the other hand, maybe our opponents will fall over laughing and the Steelers will win by default.

  • SteelerChick

     @LOTUSMAN1 From what I could gather, it appears AR2 chose the uniforms…and stated that he thought fans would be “excited” about them. I will not be purchasing one of these jerseys. Besides the horrible visual of Big Snack and the fact that it will make Troy UNsexy…no horizontal stripes for this Steeler chick.

  • SteelerChick

     @LOTUSMAN1 From what I could gather, it appears AR2 chose the uniforms…and stated that he thought fans would be “excited” about them. He got excitement alright, but I’m sure it’s not what he expected. Talk about BUZZ!! In any event, I will not be purchasing one of these jerseys. Besides the horrible visual of Big Snack in it, and the fact that it will make even Troy Polamalu totally UNsexy, there will be no horizontal stripes for this Steeler chick!!

  • GeorgeLyda

    Seriously as a Browns fan I will love watching the Steelers run on the field wearing Saturday Night Live bumble Bee suits. Ha! Ha! Ha!

  • SteelerChick

     @craig.nicepickcowher  @dbuzard There are no redeeming qualities to this uniform. We are meant to study the past, not re-live it! :)

  • DesertSteeler

    Hideous, absolutely hideous.  Whoever approved these in the front office should be beaten into a coma with a nine iron. 

  • ToddWilliams

    Just terrible.  Why do we have to keep wearing these?

  • LouSmith

    I don’t want to say they look like prison uniforms, but Ray Lewis would look good in one.