I am a Burgher. I live in the Burgh. There is no way in hell I am going to get through the week without posting about football damn it! It just isn’t going to work.
If you aren’t a football/Steelers fan … what is WRONG with you?! Just kidding. Bear with me folks. Things will get back to normal after Sunday. Unless we win. Then this city is going to lose its freaking mind. (I really really wish I used the “F-word”, but this site is supposed to be safe for work).
So why did I rescind my no football posts rule? Well, you can thank the PG’s awesome fashion editor LaMont (“that’s big L, small A, big M”) Jones for that.
With the entire PG practically becoming a Super Bowl program booklet, the fashion editor probably felt a bit left out. So he chimed in with this article that discusses whether the Steelers should start wearing black pants. I’ll give you all a moment to stop laughing. Done? Okay. Moving on.
Some AWESOME LJ lines in the article:
- Their advice? Ditch the “gold” pants in favor of black, the other half of the Steelers’ official team colors. Maybe add a tuxedo-style gold stripe down the outer legs for some pizzazz.
- Black would look more tough-guy. And it would camouflage mud, dirt and grass stains better than the yellow pants. But there are trade-offs. While black might look more bad boy than ballet, lint would be more visible on black fabric. And paired with white away-game jerseys, it could make players look top-heavy. (Some already do.)
- Perhaps the problem isn’t the pants, but the way some of the Steelers walk in them. Uncomfortable waddles suggest the need for a more comfortable fabric.
I bet Jerome Bettis is constantly complaining that he looks like a sissy because he wears gold pants, and that he is fed up … fed up! … with how quickly the mud, dirt, and grass stains show up on his gold pants. And Steelers players don’t waddle like that because their delicate skin is chafing from the fabric; they walk like that because they have big, giant, massive huevos.