By John Ekdahl
Art Rooney describes what the Steelers’ color rush uniforms will look like this year.
Steelers President Art Rooney II already revealed that the team will wear their ”˜color rush’ uniforms when they play the Baltimore Ravens on December 25.
Tonight he provided a description of the uniform during the KDKA-TV Halftime Show, which will be all black with gold numbers.
“It will be something different,” said Rooney. “The first time we have worn black pants. It will be an all black uniform with gold numbers. I think our fans will enjoy it. It’s something different. It’s going to be interesting to see how it goes.”
Paul interviewed the “Color Rush Leaker” back in June, if you missed it. The “final update” image does indeed show the Steelers in black.
This was mentioned in the ticker yesterday, but here’s the full story behind Ross and Walsh Jennings designing their own Olympic uniforms.
The collaboration between April Ross and Kerri Walsh Jennings goes beyond the Copacabana beach volleyball venue, beyond the California beaches where they trained for the Olympics and beyond the far-flung airports and hotel rooms they visited to qualify for the Rio de Janeiro Games.
The Americans also worked together with pen and paper to design their Olympic uniforms ”” sewing for gold even while they were going for gold.
“It was Kerri’s idea originally to design our own suits,” Ross said this week on an off-day from the beach volleyball competition. “She brought it up, and I liked the idea a lot. It’s so cool. It just gives you more ownership of the whole thing.”
Sailors debate the end of the “blueberries”, the Navy’s blue and gray working uniform.
Your “blueberries” are done. Readers reacted to news the service is dumping the blue-and-gray camouflage Navy working uniform for the woodland version with emotions ranging from excitement and optimism to derision and dismay.
“Green is the new Blue,” one Twitter user joked.
Some heralded the shift to the green-and-tan NWU cammies, a tactical uniform that officials say is more comfortable and better designed. But expeditionary force sailors lamented that they’d lose their distinct identity as the roughly 280,000 other sailors in the force adopt what had once been their uniform.
Here’s some Olympics trivia for you.
— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) August 13, 2016
Western Kentucky will unveil their new uniforms today.
Western Kentucky’s annual football fan fest is scheduled for 2-4 p.m. Saturday at Diddle Arena.
Highlighted by an autographs and interactive stations with the Hilltopper football team, the event will also include inflatables, face painting, balloon artists and more. The first 500 fans in the door can also take advantage of free ice cream and free popcorn.
The program will unveil new uniforms for the 2016 season as well.