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 Post subject: Re: Dan Rooney Dead
PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:10 pm 
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Prayers of peace & strength to the Rooney family. Thank you for all you did and all the memories. You'll forever be missed by Steeler Nation. RIP!!!

http://www.wpxi.com/news/top-stories/steelers-owner-dan-rooney-dies-/512297549


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 Post subject: Re: Dan Rooney Dead
PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:31 pm 
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RIP Mr Rooney. Let's win a Lombardi in your honor this year

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 Post subject: Re: Dan Rooney Dead
PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:42 pm 
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Rip sir.

You will forever be remembered for all you did for the franchise, for the players, for the city, for the game and for us fans. A true Steeler. Thank you.

Years ago my buddy and I were standing outside the player entrance cheering as Bettis and Cowher and others pulled up in their cars and entered the stadium on game day. We hoot and hollered. My best friend yells to bill as he's walking in, " give em hell Bill!" Cower raised his fist to the air as if his reply was hell yes. Then moments later we see Dan Rooney walking up the sidewalk right past us and others into the stadium thru that players entrance. He yelled, "Dan your the man." Dan put his hand up and waived. We were excited as hell and didn't know until later that Dan walked to the games from his house on Sundays.

We're blessed to be fans of the greatest franchise in the NFL and most thankful Dan did all that he did to make it what it is today.

RIP.


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 Post subject: Re: Dan Rooney Dead
PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:48 pm 
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Been out of loop

Just saw it on ticker

May you Rest in Peace Mr. Rooney :(

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 Post subject: Re: Dan Rooney Dead
PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:56 pm 
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NFL Network is all Steelers right now in tribute

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 Post subject: Re: Dan Rooney Dead
PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:20 pm 
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Bengal fans being less than classy, as usual.

http://forum.go-bengals.com/index.php?/topic/80576-dan-rooney-dies/

http://forum.go-bengals.com/index.php?/topic/80575-rooney-dead/


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 Post subject: Re: Dan Rooney Dead
PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:23 pm 
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Rest In Peace and prayers to the Rooney family. Terrible loss for the Steelers nation as well as well as for the city of Pittsburgh


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 Post subject: Re: Dan Rooney Dead
PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:25 pm 
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I clicked on the one link, read a few posts and then said "why in hell would I want to read this?"

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 Post subject: Re: Dan Rooney Dead
PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:47 pm 
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Truly a shame the last steeler game played before his death was that debacle in New England. Deserved more than that.

RIP Mr Rooney. This one stings more than I ever would've thought.


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 Post subject: Re: Dan Rooney Dead
PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:52 pm 
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Miter Saw wrote:
Truly a shame the last steeler game played before his death was that debacle in New England. Deserved more than that.

RIP Mr Rooney. This one stings more than I ever would've thought.


I'm guessing that he had more perspective than the rest of us when it comes to handling a disappointing loss.


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 Post subject: Re: Dan Rooney Dead
PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:25 am 
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hes a guy whos impossible to say anything bad about..sad day in steelerville.. in fact I cant recall anyone disliking the man.


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 Post subject: Re: Dan Rooney Dead
PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:23 am 
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Kodiak wrote:
Louis Lipps Service wrote:



I clicked on the one link, read a few posts and then said "why in hell would I want to read this?"



I'm going to counter the classless bengals fans link with some class from our true rival.

http://forum.russellstreetreport.com/sh ... 4fb795376a

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 Post subject: Re: Dan Rooney Dead
PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:22 am 
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RIP Dan Rooney. A titan of the sport.

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 Post subject: Re: Dan Rooney Dead
PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:25 am 
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As a life long Steelers fan I want to say RIP Mr. Rooney. He is truly a Titan as a human being and Owner of the Greatest Franchise in NFL History.

Ironzabo - 'If there is a Heaven and I sure hope that there is "

As an Evangelical Christian I want to say that there IS a Heaven and the way to Heaven is to accept (Yeshua Ben Elohim) Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior in your Heart & Life. Ask Yeshua to come into your life, repent of your Sins and you too will spend Eternity in Paradise with Yahweh & His Son Yeshua:) John 3:16

Dan Rooney is a Christian and did an interview with CBN (Christian Broadcasting Network) and spoke about his Faith in God:

http://www1.cbn.com/dan-rooney-its-not-about-money


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 Post subject: Re: Dan Rooney Dead
PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:13 am 
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It's interesting listening to the national talking heads on this. They keep talking about the Rooney rule, etc. One thing that doesn't get mentioned is the hiring of Bill Nunn as a scout. I think that's a much bigger story. Here's Nunn's quote.


“The whole structure started to change,” said Mr. Nunn. “To me, Dan and Chuck were the same type of person. I don’t think they see color, and I don’t say that about a lot of people. I say that sincerely"

RIP Mr. Rooney


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 Post subject: Re: Dan Rooney Dead
PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:35 am 
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Baltostiller wrote:
It's interesting listening to the national talking heads on this. They keep talking about the Rooney rule, etc. One thing that doesn't get mentioned is the hiring of Bill Nunn as a scout. I think that's a much bigger story. Here's Nunn's quote.


“The whole structure started to change,” said Mr. Nunn. “To me, Dan and Chuck were the same type of person. I don’t think they see color, and I don’t say that about a lot of people. I say that sincerely"

RIP Mr. Rooney


Mr. Nunn was instrumental in making the Steelers a powerhouse. That was a GREAT hire by Mr. Rooney.


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 Post subject: Re: Dan Rooney Dead
PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:14 pm 
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Owner's Box

In the owners box Art radiated power, connections. Like a Don and you don't fuck with the Don. Steelers, Yonkers Raceway, other holdings. Built an empire. Concrete block exterior, steel hands, with a marshmallow side. Feared and respected. Loved and revered.

Dan wasn't the underboss, a different leader. Never ever perceived as privileged offspring. Modest, humble, discreet, loyal, class, rationally strategic. Disciplined and stoic presence in the owners box. Witnessed it first hand. Dignity personified.

I have no significant reading on the current Rooney and some would say I have great instincts reading people. Time I met him the most distinguishing quality, he enjoyed being a Rooney, the power and wealth. In the owners box he was always Dan's kid, he graciously deferred to his dad. Pure respect. I know a lot of people have opinions of him but the truth is we're going to find out who he really is now.


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 Post subject: Re: Dan Rooney Dead
PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:34 pm 
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Sad day. RIP Mr Rooney, and thanks for all you've done.


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 Post subject: Re: Dan Rooney Dead
PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:41 pm 
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R S wrote:
Kodiak wrote:
Louis Lipps Service wrote:



I clicked on the one link, read a few posts and then said "why in hell would I want to read this?"



I'm going to counter the classless bengals fans link with some class from our true rival.


http://forum.russellstreetreport.com/sh ... 4fb795376a

That was classy of them. Oh, and fuck the slimeball Bengals fans.

I'm struck by how close Dan was to the players. So many of them seem so close to him and have such nice things to say. Who could forget Dan swaggin' with Ike?

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 Post subject: Re: Dan Rooney Dead
PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:54 pm 
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R S wrote:
Kodiak wrote:
Louis Lipps Service wrote:



I clicked on the one link, read a few posts and then said "why in hell would I want to read this?"



I'm going to counter the classless bengals fans link with some class from our true rival.

http://forum.russellstreetreport.com/sh ... 4fb795376a

Wow. Quite a stark contrast between the Ravens fans comments and the Bungles fans comments. Kudos to the Ravens fans for keeping it classy. As for the Bungles, those poor bastards will continue to be almost as bad a joke as the Browns.


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 Post subject: Re: Dan Rooney Dead
PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:18 pm 
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Rest in peace, Mr. Rooney!

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 Post subject: Re: Dan Rooney Dead
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R S wrote:
Kodiak wrote:
Louis Lipps Service wrote:



I clicked on the one link, read a few posts and then said "why in hell would I want to read this?"



I'm going to counter the classless bengals fans link with some class from our true rival.

http://forum.russellstreetreport.com/sh ... 4fb795376a


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Football lost a true ambassador. Our teams may be rivals, but I have always respected Dan Rooney. My condolences to the Rooney family.


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 Post subject: Re: Dan Rooney Dead
PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:06 am 
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I'm not seeing any condolences from Bradshaw. Please Terry not again.
Anyway RIP to a truly great man.


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 Post subject: Re: Dan Rooney Dead
PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:51 am 
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Only now can I bring myself to add to this thread.
Very hard to find words to utter the admiration, respect, and honor I have for this man.

Mr. Rooney, you will be greatly missed by many people all over the world, but you live on through all whose lives you've impacted, and beyond the reach of this broken mortality.

Would that we could all look to your legacy and try just a little harder to measure up...

Deepest sympathies to the Rooney and Steeler families.

Truly, a great one has moved on...

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 Post subject: Re: Dan Rooney Dead
PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:53 pm 
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Looks like the old skipper stopped by to pay his respects to Dan

https://www.yahoo.com/news/obama-attend ... 33352.html

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