They think I’m hiding in the shadows.
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) June 28, 2023
The Steelers posted the teaser tweet shown above earlier today. Hmmmm — “I am the shadows.” That sounds like like it might be referring to the team’s old “Batman” uniforms:
That would make sense, because the diagonal chest seams on Nike’s new jersey template would be perfect for the Batman design:
And “I am the shadows” is indeed a line from a Batman movie:
Looking for further evidence, I took the photo from the Steelers’ tweet and adjusted a bunch of the levels, hoping I could see some evidence of the Batman design. Instead, what emerged was this:
Obviously, that’s just the team’s standard home uniform. I’m thinking they put that there in order to foil digital tinkerers like me. A Batman throwback still seems like the most probable outcome here. We’ll presumably find out soon enough!
Update: Reader Teddy Perkins reports that the Steelers put out a very similar tweet, with the same Batman-sourced quote, last fall:
They think I’m hiding in the shadows, but I am the shadows. pic.twitter.com/iLWkz31oE1
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) November 19, 2022
So based on that, maybe this isn’t a uni tease at all — maybe they’re just fucking with us. Hmmmm.
(My thanks to Twitter-er @MeanJoeFranco for bringing today’s Steelers tweet to my attention.)