Given the team's high profile and the fact the league is looking at adding a second NFL game overseas in 2010, some in the Steelers organization expect the Steelers to be picked for a regular season international game - if not in 2010, then in 2011.
Pittsburgh would lose a home game – something that could be made up if the league goes to a 17- or 18-game scheduled – and would have a big travel week in the middle of its schedule.
As for possible game locations, I would look no farther than the country for which team chairman is this country's ambassador.
The Steelers played the Chicago Bears in Dublin in the 1997 preseason and the game was a rousing success.
© NFL owners will meet this week in Fort Lauderdale and one of the big topics will be a rookie wage scale.
Even veteran players admit the rookie wage scale has gotten out of control. Look for the NFL to come up with something akin to what the NBA does with its rookie and slot the salaries.