The Pittsburgh Steelers don't look as much like a football team wearing throwbacks than they do a bumblebee in a Depression-era chain gang.
Their uniforms for Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins are causing a stir around the NFL and the verdict is almost unanimous: Uniforms from 1934 belong in 1934.
Some of the best comments from Twitter are below. (True story: I typed "steelers uniforms" into TweetDeck's search box. After flooding hundreds of results from the previous few seconds, the program promptly crashed. It's technology as metaphor.)
Scott Pianowski, Yahoo! Sports: "If the Steelers win today, it will be because of the Get Out of Jail Free card."
Text from my Mom: "Those r the UGLIEST uniforms ever"
Cindy Boren, Washington Post: "I like these Steelers uniforms and I don't care who knows it.
Mike Florio, Pro Football Talk: "Just saw Roethlisberger in his throwback jersey. "That's a big-[expletive] bumblebee."
@MikeShanahansEgo: "FEELS LIKE I'M WATCHING THAT BLIND MELON VIDEO."
My wife: "Do you think they feel stupid in those? I mean, I know they feel stupid, but how stupid do you think they feel?
Chad Johnson: "Really digging the Steelers uniforms." [Note: They're from the 1934 season. Pittsburgh went 2-10 that year.]
Drew Magary, Deadspin: "Looking at the Steelers uniforms makes me miss playing KABOOM on the Atari."
@SportsPickle: "I know the Redskins' defense probably doesn't want to touch the Steelers' uniforms, but they're going to have to."
Andrew Siciliano, NFL RedZone: "The Steelers are wearing rugby uniforms. They should be playing in London, rather than against London Fletcher."
Sports Illustrated, @SINow: "Those Steelers stripy 1930's uniforms are rough. Bears dayglow numbers aren't far behind."
We respectfully disagree, SI. Those Bears unis are gorgeous.
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