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Steelers Throwback Uniform in 2011?


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Honestly, I think that look is fantastic, and I'm a Steelers fan. The gold helmet and white pants really pop, and it's just a nice change of pace for a team that has kept their look essentially the same since the 70s (yes, I hate the numbers too, but it could be worse)

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I, for one, actually don't mind the Futura Italic numbers. In fact, over the years, I've come to prefer them. There, I said it. Sure, they could probably stand to be a tad bit thicker--and Lord knows they need to shrink those sleeve stripes--but overall, I think the Futura adds just enough of a modern touch to keep them looking fresh.

And...it's not like there's no precedent for them, nor is it some random PFPS font (proprietary for proprietary's sake), a la the Chargers, Falcons, and Jaguars. They've been using Futura helmet numbers way back since the '70s, so there's that.

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I, for one, actually don't mind the Futura Italic numbers. In fact, over the years, I've come to prefer them. There, I said it. Sure, they could probably stand to be a tad bit thicker--and Lord knows they need to shrink those sleeve stripes--but overall, I think the Futura adds just enough of a modern touch to keep them looking fresh.

And...it's not like there's no precedent for them, nor is it some random PFPS font (proprietary for proprietary's sake), a la the Chargers, Falcons, and Jaguars. They've been using Futura helmet numbers way back since the '70s, so there's that.

Buc sums up my feelings as well

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I, for one, actually don't mind the Futura Italic numbers. In fact, over the years, I've come to prefer them. There, I said it. Sure, they could probably stand to be a tad bit thicker--and Lord knows they need to shrink those sleeve stripes--but overall, I think the Futura adds just enough of a modern touch to keep them looking fresh.

And...it's not like there's no precedent for them, nor is it some random PFPS font (proprietary for proprietary's sake), a la the Chargers, Falcons, and Jaguars. They've been using Futura helmet numbers way back since the '70s, so there's that.

I agree, but I think they should unitalicize them. That way the helmet and jersey numbers match.

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talicizing the Futura numbers ruins them and breaks the connection to the helmet.

I don't like them, but if Nike hadn't italicized them they might have been okay.

You can't completely blame Nike. It was the Rooney's that approved the look and Reebok could've changed them back to block letters. But the italicized numbers do look horrible....beyond horrible.

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talicizing the Futura numbers ruins them and breaks the connection to the helmet.

I don't like them, but if Nike hadn't italicized them they might have been okay.

You can't completely blame Nike. It was the Rooney's that approved the look and Reebok could've changed them back to block letters. But the italicized numbers do look horrible....beyond horrible.

I agree. Also, no need for the apostrophe in Rooneys. You don't add an apostrophe to pluralize names.

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I think they're going to wear them against the Browns again, but the Browns need to chip in with a throwback uniform too. Looks odd and there's no reason they can't both do it.

That's the Dec 8th mentioned above. :-P

Right I thought so. We really need to also get a throwback. Maybe that way it will look appropriate when we beat them. :D

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They do, TheClevelandHockey. It just hasn't been worn on the field since the 2008 season.

They couldn't wear their current thowbacks against the Steelers' throwbacks because both are dark jerseys. The Browns would have to get a white thowback instead, which would probably make more sense for them anyway considering they mostly have worn white at home.

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