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CigarNut
04-13-2017, 05:13 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers chairman Dan Rooney died Thursday, the team confirmed on social media. He was 84.

The team did not specify the cause of death.


Rooney grew up with the team after his father Art Rooney Sr. founded it in 1933, a year after Dan Rooney was born. The younger Rooney succeeded his father as the president of the organization in the ’70s but had already been playing a large role in guiding the team.

With him at the helm, the Steelers won four Super Bowls in six years, beginning with Super Bowl IX in 1975. The win came after Rooney influenced the Steelers’ decisions during the 1974 NFL draft, where the team picked up eventual Hall of Famers Lynn Swann, Jack Lambert, John Stallworth and Mike Webster.

With Rooney as president, the Steelers would go on to win Super Bowls X, XIII and XIV.


May He Rest In Peace.

The Poet
04-13-2017, 07:47 PM
Without families like Rooney, Mara, and Halas there may not be any NFL. May he rest in peace.

AdamJoshua
04-13-2017, 08:52 PM
Without families like Rooney, Mara, Halas and Davis there may not be any NFL. May he rest in peace.


Rest in peace.

Brlesq
04-13-2017, 09:30 PM
Really great guy. I met him numerous times. Went to college with his son, Dan Jr. in the '80s.

The Poet
04-13-2017, 09:58 PM
Al Davis, Adam? Really? Bull-freakin'-sh!t, to mention him with those others.

Hijack rant off. Sympathy to the Rooney family.

icehog3
04-14-2017, 09:48 AM
R.I.P., Mr. Rooney.

RevSmoke
04-14-2017, 10:20 AM
Prayers for the family & friends.

shilala
04-15-2017, 08:35 AM
I've admired Dan as far back as I can possibly remember.
When I heard the news yesterday, my heart broke.
We lost a great, great man. I thank God He let us have him this long.

Dave128
04-17-2017, 02:21 PM
R.I.P., Mr. Rooney.