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Barack Obama: Dan Rooney was a 'championship-caliber good man' Barack Obama: Dan Rooney was a 'championship-caliber good man'
- April 22, 2017

The Penguins' players wore special decals on their helmets that had the Steelers logo on them and read, " Dan Rooney , 1933 to 2007". Dan Rooney was a true pioneer; genuine ... "As someone who's privileged to work in the National Football League, my honest condolences go out to the Rooney family, (head coach) Mike Tomlin and everyone else at the Steelers who knew Mr. (more...)
Penguins To Honor Dan Rooney Friday Night With Helmet Decal
- April 22, 2017

The LA Rams released this official statement: "On behalf of the Los Angeles Rams and our fans, we send our deepest condolences and thoughts to the Rooney family and the Pittsburgh Steelers ". On Friday, the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Pittsburgh Panthers football team both announced that they'd be honoring Rooney with their helmets. (more...)
Browns are NFL's biggest Week 1 underdogs Browns are NFL's biggest Week 1 underdogs
- April 22, 2017

Pittsburgh played that game without Ben Roethlisberger, LeVeon Bell and Antonio Brown, however. Sep. 24 - at Chicago Bears 1 p.m. After playing a home game on Christmas Day against the Baltimore Ravens in 2016, the Steelers learned Thursday they will play on that holiday for the second consecutive year. (more...)
Steelers Antonio Brown says goodbye to owner Dan Rooney
- April 20, 2017

Cleveland Browns majority owner Jimmy Haslam and his wife Dee released a heartfelt, respectful statement honoring the passing of Pittsburgh Steelers owner Dan Rooney . "[Rooney] personified everything that's good about Pittsburgh", Penguins president David Morehouse said of the longtime Steelers executive. "Personally, I'll always be grateful for the guidance and friendship he provided to me over the years". (more...)
Pittsburgh Penguins to honor Steelers owner Rooney with helmet decals Pittsburgh Penguins to honor Steelers owner Rooney with helmet decals
- April 18, 2017

The Penguins honored former Steelers' owner Dan Rooney at Friday's playoff game. Among his contributions to the league was the Rooney Rule, which required NFL teams to interview minority candidates for coaching and front-office positions. (more...)
Current, former Giants react to passing of Steelers' Dan Rooney Current, former Giants react to passing of Steelers' Dan Rooney
- April 18, 2017

Cleveland Browns majority owner Jimmy Haslam and his wife Dee released a heartfelt, respectful statement honoring the passing of Pittsburgh Steelers owner Dan Rooney . He was the US Ambassador to Ireland and once held court with the Pope. Few have meant more to the team, the city, or the league over the last 50 years. (more...)
Pitt Honoring Dan Rooney With Special Steelers Helmets for Spring Game
- April 18, 2017

Steelers players paid tribute to Rooney on Thursday as well. "As someone who's privileged to work in the National Football League, my honest condolences go out to the Rooney family, (head coach) Mike Tomlin and everyone else at the Steelers who knew Mr. (more...)
Raiders owner Mark Davis, other National Football League reaction on passing of Dan Rooney
- April 18, 2017

FILE-In this October 21, 2002 photo shows Pittsburgh Steelers owner Dan Rooney , left, visiting with former Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw during a halftime welcome home ceremony for Bradshaw, in Pi. - Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf. Operating the team since the 1960's, Rooney took over the family legacy from his father who founded the franchise. (more...)
Funeral arrangements set for Dan Rooney
- April 17, 2017

Mr. Rooney is one of the most respected and influential leaders in the history of the NFL. He shaped the league with instincts, wisdom and a soft-spoken velvet touch. "He leaves a legacy on our sport that will last for generations", Giants president and CEO John Mara said in a statement . "Rooney is a true patriot", said Jacob Bartolomucci. (more...)
Pittsburgh Steelers Leader & NFL Icon Dan Rooney Dies At Age 84
- April 16, 2017

The Pittsburgh Penguins and Pitt's football team have found their ways to pay respects to the Pro Football Hall of Famer. The Steelers announced Mr. He was classy, courteous, dedicated, honest, hard-working - and, most of all, he never forgot where he came from. I have known Dan for more than 50 years from the time I was a priest in Pittsburgh . (more...)
Pittsburgh Steelers chairman Dan Rooney passes away at age 84
- April 16, 2017

In 2000, he was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and two years later, turned day-to-day control of the Steelers over to his son, Art Rooney II . "It was with deep sadness that I learned this evening of the death of Ambassador Daniel ( "Dan") Rooney ". On behalf of the entire Spanos family and everyone at the Chargers, our sincerest condolences to his wife Patricia and the entire Rooney family. (more...)
Penguins honor Rooney before playoff game
- April 16, 2017

FILE-In this October 21, 2002 photo shows Pittsburgh Steelers owner Dan Rooney , left, visiting with former Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw during a halftime welcome home ceremony for Bradshaw, in Pi. Operating the team since the 1960's, Rooney took over the family legacy from his father who founded the franchise. David Morehouse , the Penguins' president and CEO, said Rooney "personified everything that's good about Pittsburgh ". (more...)
Funeral Arrangements Set For Steelers Chairman Dan Rooney Funeral Arrangements Set For Steelers Chairman Dan Rooney
- April 16, 2017

Rooney died on Thursday, April 13, 2017 . In said statement , the Chargers emphasized the sheer magnitude of Rooney's positive impact on the Steelers, the city of Pittsburgh and the league itself. We send our deepest condolences to his wife, Patricia, and the entire Rooney family. "He leaves a legacy on our sport that will last for generations". (more...)
Colbert, Tomlin on the passing of Dan Rooney
- April 15, 2017

In addition to being the Steelers owner, Rooney was the chairman of the NFL's diversity committee when the Rooney Rule was implemented. Gov. Tom Wolf has ordered the commonwealth flag to fly at half-staff throughout Pennsylvania to honor Dan Rooney, long-time owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers and former United States ambassador to Ireland. (more...)
Pittsburgh Steelers former president, Dan Rooney, passes away
- April 15, 2017

Noll won four Super Bowls. He helped develop the Rooney Rule under which National Football League teams are required to interview minority candidates for coaching and front-office positions. "My father meant so much to all of us, and so much to so many past and present members of the Steelers organization". Both teams wrote messages on Twitter on Thursday, sending thoughts and prayers to the Steelers. (more...)
Pennsylvania lowering flags for late Steelers chairman Dan Rooney Pennsylvania lowering flags for late Steelers chairman Dan Rooney
- April 15, 2017

His immeasurable impact on the NFL will forever be recognized and his legacy, which includes the Rooney Rule , will continue to guide our league. His work with the Irish-American charities was noticed by the former president and in 2009, Rooney became the American ambassador to Ireland until his resignation in 2012. (more...)
Dan Rooney's funeral arrangements to include public viewing at Heinz Field
- April 15, 2017

After serving as the chairman of the Pittsburgh Steelers from 2003-2017, Dan Rooney passed away on Thursday afternoon. As perhaps the most respected of all National Football League owners and confidante on three National Football League commissioners, Dan Rooney lobbied hard for what later became known as the " Rooney Rule ", requiring that teams interview minority candidates for open coaching positions. (more...)
How Dan Rooney forced the National Football League to give Black coaches a chance How Dan Rooney forced the National Football League to give Black coaches a chance
- April 15, 2017

Obama had this to say about Mr. Rooney: " Dan Rooney was a great friend of mine, but more importantly, he was a great friend to the people of Pittsburgh , a model citizen, and someone who represented the United States with dignity and grace on the world stage". (more...)
Chiefs owner Clark Hunt says Steelers' Dan Rooney shaped the NFL
- April 15, 2017

TOM GOLDMAN, BYLINE: Dan Rooney was the rare man of power and influence who never forgot to be kind as well. Pitt will honor late Pittsburgh Steelers owner Dan Rooney during its spring game on Saturday. "The importance of faith, family and football permeates the entire organization". " Dan Rooney and his family, like the Maras, provided the foundation for the National Football League that we all see today", Giants chairman and executive vie president Steve Tisch said in a separate ... (more...)
How The 'Rooney Rule' Changed The Game Of Football How The 'Rooney Rule' Changed The Game Of Football
- April 15, 2017

The Steelers won five of their six Super Bowls under Rooney (first one in 1974). Yesterday, the Pittsburgh Steelers announced the death of former president, Dan Rooney . President Barrack Obama: Rooney served as an ambassador to Ireland under President Obama. Commissioner Roger Goodell: Goodell referred to Rooney as one of his biggest advisers of the past several seasons. (more...)