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Dan Rooney

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  • Obama: Steelers (Rooney's a buddy)

     
    by Mark Silva One good endorsement deserves another. Back when then-Sen. Barack Obama was waging an uphill battle for Pennsylvania's Democrats in the party presidential primaries there, Dan Rooney, owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers, stepped up to the plate...
  • Irish Obama: 'Apostrophe after the O'

     
    by Mark Silva On this day of fountains running green at the White House, the nomination of the Steelers-owning Football Hall-of-Famer Dan Rooney as ambassador to Ireland and the gift of a bowl of shamrocks from the Taoiseach of Ireland,......
  • Pittsburgh Steelers' Rooney: Ireland

     
    by Mark Silva Big campaign supporters tend to get big appointments, and what bigger honor for Dan Rooney, owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers and a high-profile 2008 Obama campaign supporter, than the U.S. embassy in Ireland? The president chose St.......
  • Obama's ambassadors: Donors included

     
    by Mark Silva To the victors go the spoils -- and London, and Paris, and Copenhagen, and Tokyo. President Barack Obama, like his predecessors, is dispatching some of the most prolific fundraisers of his presidential campaign to some of the......
  • Rep. King said to pass on Ireland ambassadorship

     
    U.S. Rep. Peter King in January turned down an offer from President Barack Obama to be ambassador to Ireland, sources said Tuesday. A source with knowledge of the Seaford Republican???s thinking said Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel called......
  • Is Ben Roethlisberger really Frank the Tank?

     
    The clean-cut haircut is a sham. We know who you really are, Mr. Ben Roethlisberger: “Frank The Tank” in disguise....
  • Modell tribute tops NFL meetings agenda

    PALM BEACH, Fla. - The start of this year's owners meetings was a mixture of smiles, tears and goodbyes for Art Modell. In his final league-wide event, the Ravens' outgoing owner was saluted at two meetings - the opening session before all league...
  • In final season, Modell leaves a lasting legacy

    Decades before the tortuous franchise move and the triumph of a Super Bowl, Ravens owner Art Modell's emotional ties with football became rooted in Roy Lumpkin. At age 9, Modell walked a couple of miles to save on car fare and squeezed out a quarter to...
  • Lifelong service to pro football should land Modell spot in Hall

    NEW ORLEANS -- If Ravens owner Art Modell is not selected for Hall of Fame induction on Saturday, it would be an affront to the man, the game and the NFL. He deserves to be enshrined as much as any player or other administrator/owner, including Tex...
  • With Modell's endorsement, Lerner awarded Browns

    CHICAGO -- Ravens owner Art Modell let bygones be bygones and helped his former friend and business partner, Al Lerner, win the bidding war for the Cleveland Browns to become the 31st NFL owner last night. Even though there was a major rift between the...