Everyone is talking about Pittsburgh's old "bumblebee" uniforms that were popular during the days of Franco Harris and Terry Bradshaw. During the Heinz Field
ceremony, Art Rooney II, the team's president unveiled the new uniforms that the Steelers will wear against Cleveland Browns
, which is a home game on Oct. 28. The new generation of throwbacks are designed around the Pittsburgh Steelers
uniforms worn during the team's Super Bowl games in 1978 and 1979.
Here are some of the Steelers Throwback uniforms
2012 Season: Steelers' 80-years Anniversary Uniforms
It should be remembered that in 2012 season, Steelers became almost instantaneous uniform victims when they brought back the throwback uniforms worn in early 1930s as a way of commemorating the team's 80-year anniversary. These threads included the black-yellow pin-striped jerseys and gold pants that closely resembled what we always see on the prison yard. The wacky combination helped the team to mark their sixth season donned throwbacks as an honor to the prior teams. Steelers have also won their current style since 1968 with only a few changes made to the numerical placement, especially on the sleeve stripes and shoulders.
The team's longtime logo, which is a wordmark well encased by a very visible gray circle with blue, red and yellow stars that appeared in their uniform for the first time in 1962. The three stars represent the different materials used during the steel making process. Their current gold and black combination at home has become one of the most classic looks in the NFL and so is their gold and white style when they play away. Pittsburgh has used almost similar color scheme in every season except one. Back in 1943, Steelers and Eagles merged where the team become the Steagles, but this lasted for one season.
Black Uniform at Home
Steelers worn different uniforms and throwback kit in 2012-13 season to honor the 1934 team. The Pittsburgh Steelers is one of the NFL franchises that are very strict when it comes to team's color in their home jersey and always keep it black. In addition, they're the only team in AFC North division that still practice this. The Steelers last wore their white at home during the regular season in 1969.
The team has gained some notoriety when they wore white instead of black during the Super Bowl XL where they became the third team to wear white as a home team during the Super Bowl game. Other teams that have done the same include Dallas during Super Bowl XIII and Washington in the Super Bowl XVII. A number of reasons have been given as to why the Steelers wore white during the Super Bowl XL match. A notable one is that the team wore white uniform in all its playoff victories which were away games.
Three Other Sifferent Uniforms
In the 2008 NFL season, Pittsburgh Steelers made history when they became the first NFL team to thrash an opponent 3 times in three different sets of uniforms. The Steelers defeated Baltimore wearing white and their throwback alternatives in the regular season and then went further to win against the Ravens during the AFC championship match wearing black uniforms.
Pittsburgh Steelers Uniforms
Pittsburgh Steelers Home Uniforms: 1997-2011
Pittsburgh Steelers Home Uniforms: 2011-Present
Pittsburgh Steelers Road Uniforms: 1997-2011
Pittsburgh Steelers Road Uniforms: 2011-Present