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Steelers weigh in on new throwback uniforms

The Pittsburgh Steelers have had mixed reactions about the throwback uniforms they're set to wear Sunday against the Washington Redskins, as reported by Mike Bires of the Beaver County Times.

The uniforms, featuring black and yellow horizontal stripes on the jersey and socks, are meant to honor the 1934 edition of the Steelers as the team celebrates its 80th anniversary.

For some, like Brett Keisel, the uniforms are an awesome tribute to the team's history:

"I’ve got to say they’re pretty sharp. They’re awesome. A lot of guys don’t like them but I think they’re sharp. I’m old school, so I’m a fan of the throwbacks. They look great."

For others, like James Harrison, who tweeted "send them back" about the new uniforms when they were revealed, they'd rather not be seen in the jerseys. Ben Roethlisberger probably echoed Harrison's sentiment by choosing to merely term the uniforms as "different" instead of giving his opinion.

Others joked that the team would look like something besides a football team wearing the old-school uniforms:

"As long as there aren’t any prison guards on hand, and we don’t have to worry about any one stepping across the gun line and getting shot, we’ll be good," joked tackle Max Starks.

"We’ll be bumblebees," Keisel said. "The Killer Bees."

The Steelers will wear the uniforms twice, first on Sunday and then again on Nov. 18 against the Baltimore Ravens, both home games.

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