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Lots of news in the Steeler world this morning...

--As you've probably heard, the Rooneys rejected Stanley Druckenmiller's bid to buy the team yesterday. His offer was believed to be in the neighborhood of $550 million, which is a tad more than the $2,500 that Art Rooney originally paid for the team. The Rooneys will go back to the drawing board, and Druckenmiller will go back to being a billionaire. [Wall Street Journal, PG]
--Continuing the young QB debate: ESPN AFC North blogger James Walker gives colleague Matt Mosley a verbal beatdown for suggesting Tony Romo is superior to Ben Roethlisberger. It's as thorough an argument on the topic as you will ever see. []
--Nice article from the NY Times, entitled, "For Willie Parker, Steeler Stardom Comes in a Flash." [NY Times]
--Travis Kirschke will slide into Brett Keisel's starter spot, with Orpheus Roye and Nick Eason being rotated in on Sunday. Do three backups equal one Keisel? [PG]
--Am I the only one that didn't realize the Steelers haven't won in Philly in 43 years? [WPXI]
--Ever wonder what a middle finger's worth? Thanks to James Farrior, we have an answer: $7,500. [The Pittsburgh Channel]
--Troy Polamalu is your week two AFC Defensive Player of the Week. Maybe he should miss training camp every year. [KDKA]
*Coming a little later: a Steelers-Eagles preview from Philly blogger Matt P. of in a few hours, followed later on today by my preview of the game on Dave Dameshek's podcast.

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