Dan Rooney

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Ex-Steelers’ WR Randle El Has New Calling In Life

When head coach Bill Cowher was hired by the Steelers in 1992, he made a vow to owner Dan Rooney that he would bring that elusive “one for the thumb” back to the Steel City. Even though the wait was long at 14 years, he delivered as promised, as his…


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Soccer Will Get Its First Rooney Rule

The Rooney Rule has been established in the NFL since 2003 and now, England’s Football League is proposing to follow suit. The proposal would require clubs to interview at least one certified “black, Asian and minority candidate” in their hiring process. Earlier this year, Dan Rooney sat down in an…


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Art Rooney II, Steelers Want To Play In Mexico

During his press conference at the owners meetings on Wednesday, Commissioner Roger Goodell talked about the league’s desire to expand its brand more internationally, and mentioned a “renewed” interest in playing a regular season game in Mexico. Apparently that renewed interest came from Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Steelers, who played their…



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Antonio Brown Putting Self First, And That’s Okay

As much as we like to think of the players on our teams, particularly our favorite players, as a cut above the rest and loyal to the cause, it’s important to occasionally take a step back and view the game from the player’s perspective, as an employee. An NFL team…


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Dan Rooney And Ike Taylor Shared An Unmistakable Bond

Dan Rooney and Ike Taylor have a very unique relationship, one that has an almost “grandfatherly” feel to it, with the way the Hall of Fame owner treats his now-retired cornerback, whose nickname “Swaggin” was a testament to the way he played. Taylor, who turns 35 next month, has almost…


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Ike Taylor Brought Swag To Steelers Secondary For A Decade

For about a decade, Ike Taylor stood as a shining example of why the Pittsburgh Steelers were wise to shy away from the cornerback position in the first round. He was a testament to the fact that you could get a championship-caliber player in the mid-rounds or later who was…