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Friday, February 13, 2009
Take your pick: Steelers' 2009 opener

By James Walker
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker

Last week, I wrote that the reigning Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers would open the 2009 season on a Thursday prime-time game against a quality opponent.

The most interesting home games on Pittsburgh's schedule next year are a pair of rematches against the Baltimore Ravens and Tennessee Titans. So in this week's version of "Take Your Pick," let's allow Steeler Nation to decide.

Which team would you prefer to have in Heinz Field in Week 1: Baltimore or Tennessee?

The Titans are not fans of the Terrible Towels and would get a steady dose of it in the season opener in prime time. That would be interesting to see.

The Ravens, meanwhile, would have to sit through a title ceremony and watch their biggest rival collect championship rings after coming very close to their own Super Bowl appearance in January. That would be interesting to see as well.

Two great possibilities. Many great story lines.

Take your pick.