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Walker's morning take: Steelers fans upset if Rooneys sold team

Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker

Here is a look at the interesting stories around the AFC North:

  • According to an article in the USA Today, Pittsburgh Steelers fans would not be happy with the Rooney Family if they sold the team.

Walker's take: This article is dead on. People are naturally resistant to change, and the Rooneys have spoiled the city of Pittsburgh for generations by being the most stable ownership group in NFL history. A complete sale to anyone would be a punch in the stomach to Steelers fans. Plus, there would be lingering concerns of a new owner that's less committed to the city and could move at any point.

  • In an attempt to pile on, The Cleveland Plain Dealer (jokingly) suggests that the city of Cleveland should purchase the Steelers.

Walker's take: If you can't beat 'em, buy 'em.

  • The Baltimore Ravens held a naming contest for two birds they will use during pregame ceremonies. They settled on "Rise" and "Conquer."

Walker's take: Those are good choices. But I was thinking more on the lines of "Elvis" and "Grbac."

  • In honor of Trent Dilfer announcing his retirement this week, Steve Greenberg of SportingNews.com listed the 10 worst quarterbacks to ever win a Super Bowl. Dilfer, as a member of the Ravens in 2000, was No. 2.

Walker's take: The kick-a-man-while-he's-retiring-tour continues for Dilfer, but the list was pretty comprehensive. The only real shock was that Eli Manning of the New York Giants, the most recent Super Bowl winning quarterback, was right behind Dilfer at No. 3 on Greenberg's list. Wow.