Re: 2006 Schedule
Pittsburgh will open the season on Thursday night at home. Either Denver or Kansas City will be the opponent. Both are good teams that will create more interest for a national audience.
Nobody can say how the Sunday night/Monday night/Thursday night for sure right now. I hate Monday nights because Tuesday is a rotten day at work after staying up late. Obviously, this isn't a problem if you live on the West Coast. NBC will like to have the Steelers more than once and you can bet NFL Network wants to have the Steelers, too.
CBS will want more than one Steeler game for a 4PM or 4:15 Pm national broadcast. To sum it up, there won't be many 1PM Eastern games next year. Poobably, just the Ratbirds, Clowns and Saints.
Whatever it takes."