What I Love: The Old Pitt Helmet

I understand the idea/intent behind rebranding.  Energy, new merchandise sales, etc.  But when somebody messes with perfection, I get angry.  With the old Pitt helmet and color scheme, this happened:

And this:

What I don't love: the dot matrix panther helmet from a few years ago.

See caption at bottom.

In that helmet, this happened**.

It's science, really.

* TEMPE, AZ - JANUARY 1: Quarterback Tyler Plako #3 of Pittsburgh signals to his team against Utah in the Tostito's Fiesta Bowl at the Sun Devil Stadium on January 1, 2005 in Tempe, Arizona. Utah won the game 35-7. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images).

** Granted, a bunch of amazing Larry Fitzgerald catches also happened.  Minor details.

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