Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by TwentyFourSeven, Apr 13, 2017.
RIP Dan, A sad, sad day in Steeler Nation.
Sad, sad news.
time to get to work and bring dan #7.
Just got the sad news and I'm at work..I had to take a quick break and head to the bathroom to dry my eyes. What a great man, life, and proud American he was .RIP good Sir your work here on earth is done now rejoice and enjoy your life with your heavenly father. God Bless
Damn, this one hurts. Dan Rooney was the Steelers and respect by everyone. Every team/owner has issued a personal statement or condolences except the Falcons from what I have seen. Even Obama issued a statement. Best owner in NFL history, hands down. It's crazy because I've been thinking this could happen for a few years now and hoping they would win #7 for him. Now they have to win it this season. It's fitting.. Stairway to 7/Heaven. This has to be the year. I'm hoping the Penguins honor him tonight with a moment of silence. I know they will, Dan Rooney was Pittsburgh royalty/icon. RIP.
Death is always sad. With that said, he lived a long, incredible life and did some amazing things. He brought a lot of happiness to a lot of people and is known as a man that did things the right way. He was 85 and it was simply his time. I see it more as a time to celebrate what he did than to mourn the fact he's gone.
" we will get em next year"
Do it boys. Do it for Mr Rooney
#7... time to kill the pats for once
How blessed we have all been in Steeler Nation to have such a gentleman and successful yet humble leader at the helm for so long. Thank you Dan for assembling and delivering such a dynasty for us fans. God bless the whole Rooney family at this time of sadness and reflection. You will not be forgotten.
What happens with the team? Art has always been president. Does he become full owner? Can't imagine the league wanting anyone else to try and become owner.
Nothing. Ownership of the Steelers is made up of several investors with the Dan and Art being the majority holder.
Thank You for all you've done.
May the road rise up to meet you...
just one of many stories about this one of a kind man
Ike Taylor -
"Papa Rooney was a father figure to me, and I often sought his advice throughout my 12 years with the Steelers. Yet most of the time, he taught me without saying anything. After a tiring practice early in my career, I fell asleep on the couch in his office. He picked up his things and headed to his son's office next door, letting me sleep. He always displayed this type of kindness."
R.I.P Dan Rooney. You will always be one of the all time greatest owners in all the NFL along with your father (The Chief).
I hope they do one of those Football Life shows on him.
I read Ike Taylor was a pallbearer at Mr Rooney's funeral, the only non family member to do so.
Those 2 always seemed to have a special bond. That was good to hear.
Ike was always one of Dan's favorites. Nice to see. They had a real bond.
The City of PGH and the NFL have lost an icon that will not be replaced.
RIP Dan, your wisdom and and character have given me alot to be proud of in my hometown team. The most influential owner maybe in all of sports. When he talked
I hope this doesn't mean hard times are ahead . For some reason I don't trust Art II.