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Morning take: Steelers' White House visit

5/16/2009

Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker

Here are the top stories Saturday in the AFC North:

  • Coming off their Super Bowl XLIII victory in February, the Pittsburgh Steelers will visit the White House Thursday, May 21, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Morning take: The Steelers, their ownership, and President Barack Obama seem to have a lot of tie-ins lately. Does this make Pittsburgh the new version of "America's Team" in 2009?

  • FoxSports.com's John Czarnecki takes a look at the upcoming quarterback battle with the Cleveland Browns involving Brady Quinn and Derek Anderson.

Morning take: Czarnecki mentions the coaching staff is favoring Anderson over Quinn, which I'm not sure is an accurate statement. Either way, it will be interesting to see how this plays out this summer.

Morning take: Joe "Cool" didn't just get this nickname for his on-the-field persona. His off-the-field makeup is very similar.

  • Season-tickets sales for the Cincinnati Bengals open on Monday, May 18, Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com writes.

Morning take: When I talked to Cincinnati fans in October, most said they were not interested in buying or renewing season tickets. Did this offseason change your mind, Bengals fans?