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