IX - Legitimate reason to be optimistic about the lockout being lifted in the near future? That seems to be the case if you believe recent reports the last few days. God I hope so.
X - Ross Tucker of ESPN lays out his four-point plan to end the NFL Lockout.
XIII - The world's oldest Steelers fan? I'm guessing so.
XIV - Jason Gildon has decided to try his hand at coaching. The former defensive standout for the Steelers will coach the defensive line at Peters Township for the school's pilot year of football.
XLIII - Like giving gifts? Be like Hines Ward then and get yourself or a friend XR line of whiskey from Crown Royal. Ward gave each of the three judges in Dancing With The Stars -- Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli and Len Goodman -- a bottle for their support throughout the competition. in case you forgot, presented the a different but equally nice Crown Royal libation to his teammates after the Steelers win in SB XLIII.
Bonus Link: If you just so happen to live in Los Angeles, you have one day left to submit your name to potentially be selected to start in the next Head & Shoulders commercial with Troy Polamalu. I should have passed this along a week ago when I first learned of it, so my bad. But who knows, maybe one of you fine-looking west coasters will catch lighting in a bottle.