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Steelers Question of the Week: The Steelers Franchise

Training camp:  The place where it's time to get down to business.  The place where sweat waters the lawn better than the sprinkler system.  The place to prove your worth.  The place where, if it wasn't so hot and humid, you could almost reach out and touch the crisp air that accompanies the arrival of October.  The on-ramp to the road to Tampa Bay, and Super Bowl XLIII.

Alright, that's enough literary imagery for one day.

As with any training camp, there are many position battles that could be questioned and contested in the Steelers QOTW, but I decided to take a different approach.  Mostly because these types of questions are being beaten to death by the media.  Instead, I think there's a bigger question to answer.  What exactly is going to happen with the Steelers franchise.  As you all know, four of the five Rooney's want out of their part of the Steelers' ownership.  What's more problematic is that if ownership changes hands, the Steelers as an organization will be forced to pay the money it took to build "The Ketchup Bottle" back to the local and state government.  Here's the worst part, and a highly unlikely resolution to the problem, but nevertheless, still a part of the equation.  The Steelers change ownership, the new ownership does NOT sign the contract keeping the Steelers in Pittsburgh for the next 75 years, and then, the new ownership moves the Steelers to a new town.  Again, that is an extremely long shot, and I'm not saying that's going to happen, but it could.  My question is as follows, what do you think is the best course of action for the current Steelers ownership, and if the four Rooney's other than Dan the Man decide to sell their shares, who do you think should get those shares of the team, thus taking over the franchise?

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