This Sunday is the annual day that all of you are either looking forward to or dreading — it’s the day in which the Pittsburgh Steelers break out their infamous 1930s-era “Bumblebee” throwback uniforms.
For those of you who are looking forward to seeing the Steelers wear their extremely-unique throwbacks, then tomorrow will be a bittersweet day. Yeah, you’re going to get to see them wear the uniforms, but this will also be the last time you see them on the field for a long time. The Steelers have decided that this will be the last time that they wear the throwbacks and will be going down a new path when it comes to potential alternate uniforms.
Here’s the news straight from the mouth of Steelers president Art Rooney II:
“This will be the last time we wear them,” said Steelers President Art Rooney II. “Next year, we will not have a throwback jersey to wear. We are evaluating what we will do in the future. We have some ideas and plans, but we’re really not ready to reveal those yet in terms of what the next throwback will look like. This throwback has been a success from a lot of different standpoints. Even though some people didn’t like it, the majority of our fans did like it and a lot of them bought the jersey. It’s been a fun uniform to have.”
There you have it. Hopefully you get a nice, long look at those uniforms on Sunday, because it’ll be the last time you see them unless they decide to revive them in the distant future. But for now, it appears that the Bumblebee uniform will be joining actual bees on the endangered species list.