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Dan Rooney

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  • David Teel: Feb. 2, 2009: Tomlin guides Pittsburgh to 6th Super Bowl title

    Mike Tomlin coached timid early, and his Pittsburgh Steelers melted down late. But on a Sunday evening for the football ages, Pittsburgh defeated the Arizona Cardinals 27-23 to claim a record sixth Super Bowl victory and elevate Tomlin to the coaching...
  • 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 &#...
  • 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...
  • Tomlin proves that Rooneys made the right call

    TAMPA, FLA. Mike Tomlin coached timid early, and his Pittsburgh Steelers melted down late. But on a Sunday evening for the football ages, Pittsburgh defeated the Arizona Cardinals 27-23 to claim a record sixth Super Bowl victory and elevate Tomlin to...
  • Super celebration in 'Sixburgh'

    More than 300,000 black-and-gold bedecked Pittsburgh Steelers fans — about the population of the city itself — packed the streets of "Sixburgh" on Tuesday for a parade celebrating the storied franchise's unprecedented sixth Super Bowl title....
  • 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.......