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Even players are panning Pittsburgh's throwbacks

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08:02 AM ET 04.18 | The Steelers will have a new look twice this season, a black-and-gold striped jersey that was unveiled Tuesday. Initial fan reaction on the Post-Gazette website was overwhelmingly negative. Running back Isaac Redman, who modeled the uniform for assembled media, had the first word from the players' perspective. "They went way back for this one," Redman said. "I don't know how everybody else is going to take it, but I really like the uniform." ... An indecisive, or, perhaps, politically correct linebacker LaMarr Woodley simply said "Hmmmmm ..." His fellow outside linebacker, James Harrison, was less charitable, tweeting: "There's a reason these jerseys were from [1934] ... it's 2012 now though, so send them back!"

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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April 18, 2012  08:14 AM ET

Those jerseys look like part of a prison uniform. The Bungles should wear them.

April 18, 2012  08:19 AM ET

Harrison will launch himself, helmet first, into the designer of these uniforms.

April 18, 2012  08:20 AM ET

If there ever was a uniform that could actually detract from enjoying the game itself then this is it.

April 18, 2012  08:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Harrison will launch himself, helmet first, into the designer of these uniforms.

Goodell should refund some of his fine money for that public service.

April 18, 2012  08:23 AM ET

OMG!!!!!

That is the ugliest uni I've ever seen :^(

April 18, 2012  08:26 AM ET

I want the old Patriot uniforms back, with the old logo.

April 18, 2012  08:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

If there ever was a uniform that could actually detract from enjoying the game itself then this is it.

The Oregon Ducks and their mirrored helmets now have some company in the hard-to-look-at hall of fame.

April 18, 2012  08:31 AM ET

A picture of the uniform would be nice.......

April 18, 2012  08:31 AM ET

These Players don't get it! Da Uglier Da Better!!!

April 18, 2012  08:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

A picture of the uniform would be nice.......

No, it's any thing but nice. Gawdaweful, comes to mind.

April 18, 2012  08:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

A picture of the uniform would be nice.......

Once you've seen a picture, you'll retract that statement.

April 18, 2012  08:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

I want the old Patriot uniforms back, with the old logo.

And may the success they had in those uniforms follows.

April 18, 2012  08:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Once you've seen a picture, you'll retract that statement.

I'm bout to google it.

April 18, 2012  08:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Those jerseys look like part of a prison uniform. The Bungles should wear them.

They're even striped. Totally Bungle.

April 18, 2012  08:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Once you've seen a picture, you'll retract that statement.

Oh man......... It is bad.

April 18, 2012  08:40 AM ET

Way to get a pic of that up there, interns. Good reporting.

April 18, 2012  08:41 AM ET

Looks like the uniforms from a prison "chain gang".

April 18, 2012  08:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Oh man......... It is bad.

Those throwbacks should definitely be thrown back.

 
April 18, 2012  08:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Looks like the uniforms from a prison "chain gang".

Or a Beagle Boys cartoon.

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