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Steelers’ 70s Throwback Jerseys Named Top 5 Alternate Jersey In NFL By CBS Sports

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Among the players that donned the block numbered jerseys of the Pittsburgh Steelers within the Seventies were a few of the most effective ever.

Now, the players that wear the block-numbered jerseys as a throwback alternate wear one among the all-time throwbacks, in keeping with CBS Sports.

In the peak of downtime within the offseason, CBS Sports decided to rank the 14 best alternate jerseys within the NFL. Unsurprisingly, the Steelers’ throwback block-numbered home jerseys that they originally debuted as a celebration of the fortieth 12 months anniversary of the Super Bowl XIII team, ranked contained in the top 5 at No. 4 overall, in keeping with CBS Sports’ Jeff Kerr. 

Pittsburgh’s Seventies throwback edged out the likes of the Cleveland Browns’ 1946 throwback, the Latest Orleans Saints’ 1975 away jersey, the Detroit Lions’ 1934 home jersey worn on Thanksgiving, and the Latest England Patriots’ red, white and blue alternate.

Fortunately, the Steelers’ now-retired bumblebees jersey didn’t make the list.

“The Steelers have donned some interesting throwbacks prior to now, however the “Steel Curtain” era throwbacks are right for a franchise with a storied history,” Kerr writes regarding the Steelers’ 70s throwback. “These commemorated the fortieth anniversary of the team’s Super Bowl XIII victory, with vintage block letters and numbers and the removal of the Steelers logo on the chest. 

“Pittsburgh retired the “bumblebee” uniforms in favor of those. An enormous upgrade that shouldn’t be modified, especially for a team that has excellent uniforms that withstood the test of time.”

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— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) May 30, 2018

Ahead of the Steelers’ 70s throwback, Kerr ranked the Dallas Cowboys’ 1994 home jersey, the San Francisco 49ers’ 1994 home and road jersey, and the 1972 Miami Dolphins’ home and road jersey. Pretty hard to top those, truthfully.

Still, the Steelers’ 70s throwback stands the test of time, as Kerr writes. There’s definitely an argument for the Steelers to bring back the block number and letter jersey full-time, replacing the present home and road jerseys with the rounded numbers. The block numbers and letters with the black and gold are aesthetically pleasing, and remind a lot of higher days.

Though the Steelers have announced the themes for certain home games at Heinz Field for the 2022 season, they’ve not yet announced which dates will feature the popular color rush jerseys or the 70s throwback jerseys.

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