Steelers go retro

The Steelers fired up the Way-Back machine last month and took the field in the 80th anniversary bumblee jerseys. The jerseys, originally worn in 1934 were…let’s just call a spade a spade…they were ugly. Fugly, even. But if you ask me, that’s sort of the point of the whole thing. Why go vintage if you can’t gaze upon the jerseys in open-mouthed incredulity that people ever wore outfits like that for real? After all, if the vintage stuff was cool, they’d still be wearing it today.

It’s supposed to look crazy. At least this guy gets it. Isaac and I may be the only people who follow the mantra “if something is worth doing, it’s worth over doing.” Even if thousands and thousands of people will see you, your image will be captured for all time, and people you thought were friends will point and laugh.

Then again, Isaac sustained a concussion yesterday, so he might not be as into the stripes as he was before the game. Hey, feel better, big guy!

For me, the high point of the game was the throwback Steelerettes. Or at least it would have been, had the Steelerettes not been 86ed some forty years ago. I like to think that if the Steelerettes were still with us, they would get into the spirit of things. And maybe halftime would’ve gone a little bit like this:

(Actually those are unfortunate winter uniforms worn by the Redskinettes in 1983. They appeared for one season only, for reasons that are glaringly obvious.)

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