To commemorate their 80th anniversary as an NFL franchise, the Pittsburgh Steelers rolled out their awful “Depression-era” throwbacks last season against the Washington Redskins and again when they took on the Baltimore Ravens.
In case some of you didn’t remember, the Steelers will once again bring back their bumblebee uniforms for this weekend’s game against the Detroit Lions according to Teresa Varley of the team’s official website.
I am not sure why or even if those uniforms gained any sort of popularity last fall, and I am not sure why they would wear those specific throwbacks this year. Moreover, why they would scrap them when they have, what I believe to be, a perfect set of throwback duds (the “Bobby Layne-era” ones) they’ve worn since 2007 makes little sense as well.
Thankfully, Sunday’s game will mark the only time that Pittsburgh will wear their aforementioned throwbacks during the 2013 regular season.
I just hope that their next game marks the last time that they will trot out onto the field wearing those garish threads. Of course, if the franchise and the NFL can make money off of them, then we will probably be subject to the striped ridiculousness at least once a year for years to come.
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