When Pittsburgh Steelers team president Art Rooney II spoke with a select group of media prior to his departure for the annual owner’s meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, he reminded fans the team would not be wearing any cheap throwback NFL Jerseys in 2017.
This isn’t breaking news, as the “bumblebee” Jerseys were retired in 2016, and Rooney II told Steelers.com the team would forego a throwback uniform the following year. Now, before going any further, the team will still likely wear their ‘Color Rush’ uniforms once, most likely on Thursday Night Football, in 2017, but the lack of throwback uniforms are fine by me.
In fact, I’m looking forward to not seeing wholesale throwback football jerseys next season.
I’m aware there are those who will read the previous sentence and will have to pick their jaws up off the ground, but I’ve never been one to get excited about a different jersey. I have a road jersey, a home jersey, and have been gifted other NFL jerseys throughout my time rooting for the Steelers, but I would be just fine with only my original home and road jerseys, both Ben Roethlisberger jerseys, for a while.
It isn’t that I didn’t like those gold helmets when Hines Ward was knocking Ed Reed into last week, or the bumble bees when Ryan Clark and company completely embarrassed cheap Robert Griffin III jersey at Heinz Field. I loved those uniforms, but I guess you can call me a traditionalist. To me, nothing is better than the standard black and white jerseys with those classic gold pants with a black stripe down the side.