The black eye has been noticeable. The Rooneys don't want to deal with this. The fans aren't liking it one bit. And to make things worse, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced the 2010 NFL schedule before he announced Ben Roethlisberger's suspension.
It's coming, we know that. Goodell said Monday Big Ben clearly violated the league's personal conduct policy.
Now, fans have hours—maybe days—to stare at this schedule and wonder where the wins are without their franchise QB.
We've done some of the dirty work here, and our initial breakdown isn't pretty. We're going on a worst-case scenario of an eight-game suspension.
The schedule makers were not kind to Pittsburgh in Big Ben's absence. Will the scoreboard be as brutal to Steelers Nation?