I’m never the one to say that a uniform can make a player or a team better, however I do think that you have to draw the line when it comes to eyesores. After bringing back the uniforms from the 1934 season last year, the Pittsburgh Steelers have decided to don the bumble bee look again in 2013.
The Steelers will wear the ’34 throwbacks for a Week 11 home game versus the Detroit Lions on November 17. Pittsburgh wore them twice last season in a Week 8 win over the Washington Redskins and in a 13-10 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in Week 11.
These are arguably the ugliest uniforms ever seen in the history of sports. I have no idea who had the time to think of such a monstrosity in the 1930s and made these despicable threads. Furthermore, I don’t understand why anyone would want to bring these Halloween costumes back from the fashion graveyard.
If the Steelers are going to wear any throwbacks in 2013, they should wear the uniforms from the 1960 season. A couple of years back, Pittsburgh wore the 1960 uniforms, which had the yellow helmet and white pants to go with the black jersey with yellow numbers. This look was basic, yet it still gave the team a sense of intimidation.
The only positive things that could probably be said about the ’34 uniforms are that the Steelers will only wear them once this season, and the stripe just might cause hypnosis for the opponent during the game.
Let’s just hope that Pittsburgh’s 2013 season won’t be as ugly as these uniforms.
Clyde A. Speller is an NFL writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @ClydeASpeller, or add him to your network on Google+