With the Stadium Series coming up this Saturday, I figured there’s no better way to get Pens fans excited for the
meaningless regular season outdoor big game than watching a couple of Philly scumbags live up to their stereotype. I mean, I literally watched this video almost ten times in a row, and I still can’t stop laughing. Legit tears in my eyes. Never change, Philly. Never change.
P.S. – I was going to write a lengthier blog ranking the Penguins outdoor jerseys from years past, but I decided against doing that because I figured nobody would really care. Plus I got busy (whoopsies). With that said, here are the correct rankings (from best to worst):
1. 2008 Winter Classic – Powder Blues
To be honest, these jerseys aren’t anything to write home about, but they’re 1,000x better than any other outdoor jersey the Pens have worn over the past 11 years. Easy #1 imo.
2. 2017 Stadium Series – 80s All Yellows
If you follow me on twitter, you probably already know I’m not a huge fan of the current alternates. With that said, considering this is #2 on my list means the other three have been giant stinkaroos. Also, the yellow helmets suck.
3. 2011 Winter Classic – Dark Blues
No idea where to even begin here, but I’ll give it a shot. First of all, the Penguin is fat. Simply cannot have that. Second, the powder blue and white stripes just make absolutely no sense at all. Finally, I’m pretty sure every time the Penguins wore this jersey either Crosby or Malkin got seriously injured or the Penguins just flat out lost. Bad. Very bad.
4. 2014 Stadium Series – Basic Whites
These jerseys were so dumb and basic that they looked like they were created on Microsoft paint in 13 minutes. There’s a reason why the Penguins never wore these jerseys ever again.
5. 2019 Stadium Series – Color Rush
P.P.S. – I have absolutely no idea why the Penguins decided not to go with these as their 2019 Stadium Series jerseys instead.
The keystone logo paired with the mostly all black is elite. And no, I will not be accepting any @’s.