Throwback – Pittsburgh Steelers (né Pirates)

Team Colors

Note: Names not official

How does a city gain and maintain its own colors?  Pittsburgh has a perfect answer.  Pittsburgh’s flag has black and yellow stripes.  Founder and Pittsburgh native Art Rooney named the football team after the established baseball team in 1933.  Art also adopted the city’s flag colors and design.  This included the black and yellow stripes on the away uniforms for the inaugural season.  Thankfully he placed the stripes only as arm bands the following season.  The Pittsburgh Penguins, the city’s professional hockey team, adopted the black and gold color scheme in 1980.  You have to give it these professional teams for consistency.

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Pittsburgh Steelers

Pittsburgh Steelers Eyes Half Open

Team Colors
Black, Gold, White

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Steeler’s head coach Mike Tomlin, besides being an all around good coach, is famous for looking eerily like Omar Epps.  So much so that in the 2009 House, M.D. episode (“Ignorance is Bliss”) House acknowledged it:

Why wouldn't I be? Got all my starters back, plus a couple of first-class free agents. I feel like Mike Tomlin. [Looks at Foreman, played by Omar Epps.] Probably not as much as you do, but you get the idea.

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