November 4th, 2012 at 9:22 AM ^

Just moved to pitt this year and literally no one at my office or anyone i've spoken with enjoyed those last weekend. The Longest Yard uni's are the worst thing i've saw on an NFL field. The dangers of marketing departments with too much control.


November 4th, 2012 at 9:28 AM ^

I guess I'm the only one so far, but I pos'd this post just for the first sentence of the headline.  Since I don't pay attention to the Steelers, I hadn't seen the unis yet, either.


November 4th, 2012 at 9:34 AM ^

First time I saw those unis was on the Ford Field big screen in "other game" highlights.  I couldn't tell what the hell team it was.  When they're in motion on the big screen, the black and yellow blend together and look brown, so I thought it was Cleveland instead.  Do you think they'd burn them if someone told them they look like the Cleveland Browns?


November 4th, 2012 at 9:46 AM ^

These jerseys were worn last week against the Redskins. I believe there was actually a thread as well. Anyways they're pretty hideous. It was very difficult to watch the game with these on.

rob f

November 4th, 2012 at 10:33 AM ^

that the Nike Ducks have ever stumbled into.  In fact, the only uniform variation of their Phil Knight-funded dynasty that really really looked good.

The fact they beat USC last night was merely icing on the cake.

the unsilent m…

November 4th, 2012 at 10:58 AM ^

I think the problem is that these things show a lack of tradtion, and these frequent, perpetual changes forestall the start of any new ones. Before the modern era, i.e. free agency in pro sports, we all identified with the players on a particular team and (most importantly for a kid) their uniforms.  For me, my current team alliances were formed when I was a kid, and without a doubt the winged maize and blue helmets immediately grabbed my eye when I was 5 years old and I've been a fan ever since (obviously now I can give a little more substance to my reasons for being a fan).  We cheer for "teams", and in the era of comings and goings one of the only constants remaining is their uniforms.  Sometimes, change is good; but, IMO better to be subtle and measured... I for one do not want to wake up tomorrow and see Notre Dame's neon pixie dust sprinkled all over our winged helmets.      


November 4th, 2012 at 10:06 AM ^

Monty Python definitely put it best:

"Half a bee, philosophically, must ipso facto half not be, but half the bee has got to be a vis-a-vis its entity."

When  I saw these last week, my question was this - if someone's number changes for some reason, does someone have to get behind the uniform and manually change it in this "scoreboard" style?