The Pittsburgh Maulers are heading into season two with a complete overhaul. The USFL franchise officially announced their newly colored logo today.
We had to make a change for season 2 😏🔥
Your Pittsburgh Maulers will now be BLACK & GOLD ⚫️🟡 pic.twitter.com/RC4zcEmmPe
— Pittsburgh Maulers (@USFLMaulers) January 24, 2023
This change makes perfect sense, given the circumstances. While the original Pittsburgh Maulers featured purple and orange uniforms, all current professional teams in the city bleed black and gold.
The USFL is making the right move here. From a marketing perspective, the Pittsburgh Maulers should align their brand with those already present in the city. This new color-wave fits the Pittsburgh vibe, and will provide the Maulers with a fresh look heading into 2023.
Speaking of 2023, this team is ready to put the USFL on notice. It’s been a wild month for the team. Former Head Coach Kirby Wilson departed a couple of weeks ago. Then, Ray Horton was swiftly brought in as his replacement.
Even the new Head Coach gets that it is #RevengeSeason. #Maulers #USFL #USFLNetwork pic.twitter.com/dHeAauekOA
— Web- The Top Maulers Content in the Universe! (@hammertime_web) January 17, 2023
Interestingly enough, his son Jarren currently serves as the team’s defensive coordinator. Yesterday, he even teased fans, hinting at a rebrand to black and gold.
Pittsburgh Maulers DC casually dropping hints at a potential re-coloring for the 2023 season. I love it.
I've always been in favor of an update to the Maulers branding. Pittsburgh bleeds black and gold…it just makes sense. #USFL https://t.co/Ymg2JFM3Zb
— James Larsen (@JamesLarsenPFN) January 23, 2023
Clearly, the Pittsburgh Maulers are setting themselves up for success. The team continues to sign new prospects for the 2023 season, including former NFL quarterback James Morgan. As training camp approaches, expect more signing announcements to trickle through.
After a 1-9 record in their USFL debut, the Maulers are set to tackle season two with a new attitude. The good news: they’ll be rocking sweet new drip while proving the doubters wrong. Folks, it’s officially Hammer Time.
Looking back at a few of our favorite moments from the season ⚒️ pic.twitter.com/i33VdngPex
— Pittsburgh Maulers (@USFLMaulers) June 21, 2022
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