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Dan Rooney

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  • Jan. 23, 2007: Steelers name Mike Tomlin their head coach

    Mike Tomlin acknowledges his Peninsula roots as he becomes head coach of the five-time Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers.     The National Football League's second-youngest head coach praised his big brother, his mentor and his God. He...
  • Sept. 9, 2007: Mike Tomlin set to tackle his biggest test

    A chance. That's all Mike Tomlin ever wanted. It didn't matter whether he was a 103-pound budding junior varsity defensive back, a 5-year-old playing cards with his mom and older brother, a seventh-grader taking a crack at high school trigonometry or a...
  • Peninsula native Mike Tomlin has turned Steelers into "his team"

    Peninsula native Mike Tomlin has turned Steelers into "his team"
    Mike Tomlin inherited a team one year removed from a Super Bowl championship. The franchise quarterback was 24, the incomparable safety 25, the fan base Labrador loyal. Nice work if you can get it, the antithesis of the typical coaching transition &#...
  • 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....
  • CBS' Subway postgame show leaves viewers hungry

     
    I could try to write something clever to make fun of CBS' post-game show after the AFC Championship Game, or I could just present the sorry facts: End of game until Nantz/Simms signoff: 38 seconds. Nantz: "We'll see you shortly,......
  • 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......
  • Glory on a paved road

    Prevailing wisdom says the Pittsburgh Steelers interviewed Mike Tomlin for their head-coaching position because, in part, he's black. Tomlin himself concurs. Prevailing wisdom and Tomlin are wrong, says Dan Rooney, the man who hired him two years ago and...
  • Going in, an historic mismatch

    Dynasty vs. doormat. The Pittsburgh Steelers have signified success in the Super Bowl era with their stable ownership, brilliant coaching and throwback style. A victory Sunday will give them a record sixth Super Bowl title, and they are 6 1/2 -point...