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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:
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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?"



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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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 Post subject: Re: Dan Rooney Dead
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Steel 40 wrote:
I'm not seeing any condolences from Bradshaw. Please Terry not again.
Anyway RIP to a truly great man.

Terry will be very upset when Tom Benson dies.


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 Post subject: Re: Dan Rooney Dead
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Poltargyst wrote:
Steel 40 wrote:
I'm not seeing any condolences from Bradshaw. Please Terry not again.
Anyway RIP to a truly great man.

Terry will be very upset when Tom Benson dies.



Ouch.


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 Post subject: Re: Dan Rooney Dead
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Thanks to Dan Rooney, St. Peter has to go through the formality of interviewing the Facebook killer first in order for Dan to enter the pearly gates.

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 Post subject: Re: Dan Rooney Dead
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Dan Smith--BYU wrote:
Thanks to Dan Rooney, St. Peter has to go through the formality of interviewing the Facebook killer first in order for Dan to enter the pearly gates.


So do I understand correctly that your considered deliberations resulted in you choosing to go for political snark in this thread about the passing of Dan Rooney?

Bravo.

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 Post subject: Re: Dan Rooney Dead
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Still Lit wrote:
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Thanks to Dan Rooney, St. Peter has to go through the formality of interviewing the Facebook killer first in order for Dan to enter the pearly gates.


So do I understand correctly that your considered deliberations resulted in you choosing to go for political snark in this thread about the passing of Dan Rooney?

Bravo.


I'm sure Dan would enjoy racist jokes that mock his legacy of inclusion and encouraging diversity. Lighten up, Lit.


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 Post subject: Re: Dan Rooney Dead
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I don't believe in dog and pony shows and I don't believe in coercion. Teams should hire who they want and not put candidates they don't really want through phony interviews.

DR had good intentions (and it was probably a good PR move), but he was supporting a form of dishonesty and fairness theatre.

The Rooney Rule is the TSA of the NFL. It's just a ruse, and everyone knows it.

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 Post subject: Re: Dan Rooney Dead
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Dan Smith--BYU wrote:
I don't believe in dog and pony shows and I don't believe in coercion. Teams should hire who they want and not put candidates they don't really want through phony interviews.

DR had good intentions (and it was probably a good PR move), but he was supporting a form of dishonesty and fairness theatre.

The Rooney Rule is the TSA of the NFL. It's just a ruse, and everyone knows it.


Not going to debate the efficacy or appropriateness of the Rooney Rule with you.

This is a thread honoring Dan Rooney -- I think it should be limited to just that.


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 Post subject: Re: Dan Rooney Dead
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Dan smith enjoy that caillou sig file brah

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 Post subject: Re: Dan Rooney Dead
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Dan Smith--BYU wrote:
I don't believe in dog and pony shows and I don't believe in coercion. Teams should hire who they want and not put candidates they don't really want through phony interviews.

DR had good intentions (and it was probably a good PR move), but he was supporting a form of dishonesty and fairness theatre.

The Rooney Rule is the TSA of the NFL. It's just a ruse, and everyone knows it.


Do you believe in virtue, in the original pre-modern and conservative ancient sense? Because you are not exercising it in making such a post in such a thread. I yield the floor to your vulgarity.

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 Post subject: Re: Dan Rooney Dead
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Right, because in no other news report of DRs death were the plusses and minuses of the Rooney Rule not discussed. In fact, it was discussed in most of them. And sometimes the rule was criticized for not going far enough.

Too much time at the University bubble turns formerly open minded people into Cotton Mather. My joke clearly implied Rooney deserved to get into heaven. Unless there's something I don't know.

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