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Owner Dan Rooney has passed away

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by TwentyFourSeven, Apr 13, 2017.

  1. TwentyFourSeven

    TwentyFourSeven Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2011
  2. cajunyankee

    cajunyankee Well-Known Member

    Oct 27, 2011
    he was 84....

    What a class act , you will be missed!!

    Steeler Nation Salutes you

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  3. SC Gamecock

    SC Gamecock

    Oct 18, 2011
    Just got the notification a couple minutes ago. Heartbreaking day for our fraternity. I must say, I've noticed him declining physically the last few years...makes me wonder if he had something that they decided to not share.

    2017 just took on a whole new meaning. Sure would've been nice if they could've pulled it off this year though...
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  4. SteelCity_NB

    SteelCity_NB Staff Member Mod Team

    Oct 23, 2011
    A sad day.

    I'm not old enough to have known Art Rooney Sr. Dan Rooney is all I've ever known.

    Steeler Nation mourns today.

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  5. Ray D

    Ray D Staff Member Mod Team

    Oct 18, 2011
    I'm at a loss for words. He carried his father's legacy with an enormous amount of grace and dignity. He played a very large role in turning the Steelers into the franchise it's now known to be, from the lovable losers they were before the 70s. But through it all, he was a man of quiet class. I'll miss him. My most sincere condolences to his family, and all of Steeler Nation.
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  6. Steel Odonnell

    Steel Odonnell Member

    Jan 8, 2017
    R.I.P. Dan. It was a great run.
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  7. blitz_burgh


    Nov 15, 2011
    A sad day. He is what every NFL owner should strive to be like. I learned a lot about him and his influence of the NFL in his book Dan Rooney: My 75 years with the Pittsburgh Steelers and the NFL. A great read to learn about a great man
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  8. 58stillers

    58stillers Well-Known Member

    Nov 14, 2011
    Rest In Peace, very sad day. I'll fly my steelers flag at half mast.
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  9. Steelers89

    Steelers89 Well-Known Member

    Oct 1, 2016
    Steelers owners ( Rooney) didn't want their names in the team directory. It was always about the players and fans. It was about the coaches. Well to me it was about the owners and specifically Dan Rooney. Other organizations can only dream to have what we have. God bless.
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  10. blackandgoldpatrol

    blackandgoldpatrol Well-Known Member

    Dec 5, 2011
    A sad day in steel town....R.I.P
  11. jeh1856


    Oct 26, 2011
  12. tangofoxwhiskey

    tangofoxwhiskey Well-Known Member

    Dec 8, 2015
  13. Rick

    Rick Well-Known Member

    Sep 17, 2015
    R.I.P. Rooney
  14. Da Stellars

    Da Stellars Well-Known Member

    Oct 22, 2011
  15. Robert Reardon

    Robert Reardon New Member

    Apr 13, 2017
    From all of us with the Central New York Patriots Fan Club, we would like to express our deepest and most sincere condolences to the Rooney family and Steelers Nation all over the country. With 6 Super Bowl championships under his belt and was the biggest driving force behind the ending of the 1982 NFL strike, he was more than deserving of the 2000 Hall of Fame enshrinement. He is a man that will be missed by friend, family and NFL fans alike. Please take a moment and think good thoughts for him tonight.

    Robert Reardon
    CNY Patriots Fan Club
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  16. lewisha

    lewisha Well-Known Member

    Dec 27, 2012
    Today is a sad, sad day. God be with the Rooneys.
  17. Wardismvp

    Wardismvp Well-Known Member

    Oct 26, 2011
    We as Pgh Steeler fans and us locals have lost an Icon. RIP Dan.
    You and Chuck Noll, Joe Greene saved the Steelers.
  18. winggin

    winggin Well-Blitzed Member

    Oct 23, 2011
    Godspeed!! If you see my dad up there tell him I'm doing fine and thank him for making me a Steeler's fan.
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  19. turtle


    Jan 14, 2015
    Oh man, very sad news. He was a class act, no doubt about it. Huge hole in the heart of the Rooney family and Steeler Nation. R.I.P. Mr Rooney
  20. Blitz

    Blitz Well-Known Member

    Apr 18, 2016
    Oh no.. This is very sad news out of nowhere!

    I shook his hand a few years ago and I remember how just that brief moment stayed with me. The man had a powerful aura.

    If this season really is dedicated to him then I hope our players for one full season are on the up and up and give 100% for him and nothing less.
  21. troybellringer55

    troybellringer55 Well-Known Member

    Nov 17, 2011
    Steelers weren't a very good football team before Dan Rooney became involved. Once he was finished he left them the team that everyone was chasing. Thank you Mr. Rooney. RIP sir. We all hope the winning tradition continues.
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  22. turtle


    Jan 14, 2015
    Kind words from the former Commish..

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  23. AskQuestionsLater

    AskQuestionsLater Writing Team

    Apr 21, 2016




    Was never around when the dynasty of the "Steel Curtain" happened. Nor was I around to see some of the greatest players ever to play the game.

    Most of all, I was not there when Dan and Art took it upon themselves to combat the socio-economic upheaval during the 60s and 70s. To have them change not just a sports team but an entire reigon of a statw within the United States itself was and still is quite a feat I do not think will be matched for some time.. if ever.

    Godspeed Mr. Rooney. I had wished I joined sooner but I am glad I did join to see you hoist your 6th. Here is hoping that the team can ascend to the gates that lead to the "Stairway". Until then, please enjoy some time with your father and share all the wonderful events that happened in your life.

    - From a Canadian born but pround Steelers fan;

  24. thorn058

    thorn058 Well-Known Member

    Oct 19, 2011
    Saddened beyond words. I will share one thing that floored me in the many articles coming out right now. When a group of investors tried to buy controlling interest in the Steelers they were informed by the league that any attempt to take control of the team from the Rooney's would be blocked by the owners, all of them. In a league that seems all about money they were willing to say the Rooney's are the Steelers, they are football and money didn't enter into it. They allowed Dan time to gather his own group of investors and push the Steelers to new hights. RIP Mr. Rooney.
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  25. TerribleTowelFlying

    TerribleTowelFlying Staff Member Site Admin

    Oct 12, 2011
    My heart hurts. Great man, great owner. He will be dearly missed.
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