When people think of iconic NFL uniforms, they likely think about some of the following organizations:
The Oakland/Las Vegas Raiders
The Chicago Bears
And, of course, the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The black-and-gold has remained pretty much the same since the team started wearing their current yellow pants with a black stripe and their white and black home/away uniforms.
But there are those teams who change their look regularly. Two of those teams did so just this week with the Atlanta Falcons and Tampa Bay Buccaneers debuting new uniforms for their fans to enjoy this offseason.
Check them out below:
For our team.— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) April 8, 2020
⁰Our city. pic.twitter.com/15e5ZX6EtE
Tampa Bay Buccaneers get their new uniforms... aka Tom Brady’s new fit ☠️ pic.twitter.com/LYi0tNwkPL— Sports ON Tap (@SONTHighlights) April 7, 2020
When I see these videos, I can’t help but burst with pride over the fact the Steelers don’t change much as it pertains their uniforms. Of course, fans lament the decision Dan Rooney made in 1997 when he chose to change from the block numbers to the italicized numbers to match the stickers on the team helmets.
In retrospect, if the biggest issue with the uniforms are the style of numbers, I think it is safe to say the team has a pretty classic look.
I remember how nervous I was to see the Steelers’ Nike Color Rush uniforms a few years ago. As a fan, I take pride in the fact the Steelers don’t stray far from their standard garb, unless they are wearing throwback unis. Needless to say, when the Color Rush uniforms were released, they were awesome. The all black is a big-time winner with the fan base, and rightfully so.
Would I change anything about the Steelers’ uniforms? Some scream for the return of the block numbers, but I have grown accustomed to their current uniforms with the logo on the top left chest. If they made the move back to the block numbers I would be okay with it, but it isn’t the end of the world for me either.
What fans should be happy about is they know the styles won’t change much, if at all, as long as a Rooney is calling the shots in Pittsburgh.
If you could change anything about the Steelers’ uniforms, other than the numbers, what would it be? Let us know in the comment section below, and be sure to stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes surrounding the Steelers as they prepare for the 2020 NFL Draft.