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Steelers to wear throwbacks against Redskins

The Steelers 1934 throwback jersey that they will wear Sunday.

The Steelers 1934 throwback jersey that they will wear Sunday.

Mark Kaboly | Tribune-Review

Three days before Halloween (ironic or not), the Steelers will wear their costumes … err, their throwback uniforms against Washington Sunday at Heinz Field.

The Steelers will wear their not-so-pleasant-to-the-eyes 1934 ‘Bumblebee’ or ‘Prison’ uniforms against the Redskins, and once again three weeks later in front of a national television audience on Sunday Night Football against the Ravens.

If looking like a cartoon character isn’t bad enough, the Steelers have the option to accent their prison-look gold and black striped uniforms with … a dash of pink.

This weekend is the last time the NFL permits its players to wear pink shoes/towels/gloves/etc… in coordination with cancer awareness month.

Now, there is no official word if some of the players will continue with their pink accents, but it appears that they won’t.

Well, the way Jonathan Dwyer put it, the only person that would probably do it would be “Gameday” aka Chris Rainey.

“Nah, I am just keeping it straight,” Rainey said.

And that includes his patented pink eyeblack getting changed out.

Eyeblack is a grease substance that is applied under the eyes to reduce glare.

Rainey said that has part ownership of a company that makes the different colored eye black.

“I got every color you can name,” Rainey said. “The one they have now goes all the way down your face and smear. This stuff don’t do that. All you have to do is put soap on it.”

OK, then.




Author: Mark Kaboly

Mark Kaboly is the Pittburgh Steelers beat writer for the Tribune-Review. Mark has covered more than 300 NFL football games in all 32 NFL cities as well as four Super Bowls -- XL in Detroit, XLIII in Tampa, XLV in Dallas and 50 in San Francisco. A Belle Vernon Area graduate, Mark earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a specialization in journalism from California University of Pennsylvania. Mark lives in Port Vue with his wife, Jennifer; daughter Briella; and boys Rocco and Bugsley Pug

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