Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Throw Away The Throwbacks; Steelers Release 2012-2013 Schedule

Why do I feel that Morgan Freeman should be narrating the two Steelers throwback uniform games?


On Tuesday the Steelers released the 2012-2013 80th season throwback uniforms that will be worn for two games this year. To just cut to the chase, they're hideous. They're throwbacks alright...to a time when people actually broke rocks in a chain gang.

There had been much speculation that the commemorative throwbacks would be the 1966-67 "Batman" uniform, but instead this year's throwbacks are from the 1934 Pirates...and look like the garb of someone Batman would be throwing into jail. In fact, whomever decided to bring these back should be put in Arkham Asylum.

They have horizontal stripes. Horizontal! They are going to make Trai Essex look fat again. John Belushi in his Saturday Night Live Bee suit looked more svelte than anyone will in these uniforms.

Seriously, though, the uniforms are being roundly lambasted. I've yet to come across anyone who likes them. In fact many are against using the throwbacks at all. Though I was somewhat behind the black and mustard yellow throwbacks, I'm one who believes they may have run their course overall.

Will this be a continued look? Will we see these throwback uniforms in years to come? The NFL doesn't seem to be slowing down with the throwback theme, so we may as well get used to them.

"I wish I could tell you that [Ben] fought the good fight...I wish I could tell you that - but [the NFL] is no fairy-tale world..."

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The Steelers 2012-2013 schedule was released Tuesday and they'll be facing Tebow and the Broncos again. Just on separate weeks this time.

Four of the first six games of the season will be on the road, including September 9th against the Peyton Manning led Broncos. (Gotta get used to that.) The next game is home against the Jets and Tim Tebow, with the final game before the early-once-again bye being at Oakland. So much for an easy early schedule.

The Steelers have five prime time games next season, but the only Monday night game is Nov. 12 against the visiting Chiefs.

The Steelers first divisional game isn't until week seven at the Bengals, but then play the hated Ravens twice in 15 days. Leave the women and children at home...

The Steelers 2012-2013 schedule goes as follows: at Broncos, JETS, at Raiders, Bye, EAGLES, at Titans, at Bengals, REDSKINS, at Giants, CHIEFS, RAVENS, at Browns, at Ravens, CHARGERS, at Cowboys, BENGALS, & BROWNS.

As a point of interest, the Steelers will be home to the Bengals for the 40th anniversary of Immaculate Reception on December 23rd. Too bad it couldn't have been the Raiders.

Sometime after the OTAs, this blog will do a breakdown of the season schedule and what we could expect for the upcoming season. In the meantime, here is an early ESPN schedule analysis: http://t.co/osM9nS1A