Art Rooney

American football player, executive, owner Art Rooney

Arthur Joseph "Art" Rooney, Sr., often referred to as "The Chief", was the founding owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers American football franchise in the National Football League.
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Butler Nominated for Hall - SteelCityInsider.com (subscription)
Google News - over 6 years
“They should give us the reason why he's NOT in the Hall of Fame,” Art Rooney Jr. once said. Rooney was the personnel man behind the great Steelers teams of the 1970s. “Jim Finks once told me that Jack Butler was one of the greatest athletes he had
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Unbeaten filly to race at Meadows - Washington Observer Reporter
Google News - over 6 years
Though she was the champion 2-year-old filly pacer last year, See You At Peelers has captured all nine of her 2011 starts, including the Art Rooney final while facing colts and geldings. Such is her following that she has her own Facebook page and
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Ed: Noll Won't Attend Naming of Street in His Honor - Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Google News - over 6 years
Among those who will be there: Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, Steelers president Art Rooney II, Hall of Famer Mel Blount and former All-Pro linebacker Andy Russell. The Hall of Fame coach is not in good health and has not been for a number of years
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6 Players That the Majority of Fans Would Like To See Fail in 2011 - Bleacher Report
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Ed Sabol approached Art Rooney (then owner of the Steelers) about it, and Rooney declined feeling that a nick name like that would get a lot of people to hate the Steelers. So Sabol then thought about the Cowboys since they were winning almost as much
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Some NFL execs resistant to 18-game schedule - Yahoo! Sports
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“If we're talking about just adding two or three weeks to the end of the season, I'm not interested in that,” Pittsburgh Steelers president and co-owner Art Rooney II said. Art Rooney II is less than enthused with the idea of more cold-weather games
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Steelers CB Taylor suffers broken thumb - Yahoo! Sports
Google News - over 6 years
Steelers CB Ike Taylor(notes) suffered a broken left thumb in Friday's game at Washington, Steelers president Art Rooney II told Pittsburgh's KDKA-TV, multiple Pittsburgh media outlets reported. Taylor, 31, is regarded as the Steelers' best cornerback
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'Dark Knight Rises' in Pittsburgh traffic and extras advisories for Saturday - Pittsburgh Post Gazette (blog)
Google News - over 6 years
Art Rooney Avenue from W. General Robinson to Reedsdale Street will be closed through Sunday, August 7th. The west side curb lane of Art Rooney Avenue from North Shore Drive to W. General Robinson Street will be closed through Monday, August 8th. from
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In Drive Toward Deal, Mara Was a Go-To Player
NYTimes - over 6 years
For about five weeks this spring, he was Tom Clark, the owner who spent the most time on the N.F.L.'s difficult labor negotiations, signing into hotels under that assumed name to avoid detection during the most critical period of the lockout. Last Monday, John Mara, his nom de negotiations finally shed, stood on a Washington sidewalk, relieved that
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Update on the latest in sports: 07.30.11 - WNWS
Google News - over 6 years
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Steelers owner Art Rooney, general manager Kevin Colbert and coach Mike Tomlin met with Plaxico Burress (PLEK'-sih-koh BUR'-ihs) this morning and the free-agent wide receiver is expected to spend the day with the team. ... - -
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Filly's Unbeaten Streak Reaches 19 Races
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Harness Racing's biggest star, See You at Peelers, ran her unbeaten streak to 19 races on Saturday, winning a division of the $145,208 New York Sires Stakes and setting a new track record at Vernon Downs for 3-year-old fillies. Her two-and-three quarter length victory ended a triumphant week for her trainer, Jimmy Takter, which began with him being
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Latest talks accomplish little, but sides will meet again Monday - NFL News
Google News - over 6 years
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was accompanied by Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, Pittsburgh Steelers president Art Rooney II, Kansas City Chiefs owner Clark Hunt and the New York Giants' John Mara. Smith conducted a conference call with players at 3 pm ET,
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More NFL Owners Attending Mediation On Tuesday; DeMaurice Smith Will Not - SB Nation DC
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Joining the Chiefs' Clark Hunt, Patriots' Robert Kraft, Panthers' Jerry Richardson and Steelers' Art Rooney will be the Cowboys' Jerry Jones, Broncos' Pat Bowlen and Packers president Mark Murphy. One large name for the players will be missing on
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Point Merchants Improve to 10-0 After Defeating Lacey Dodgers 3-2 - Patch.com
Google News - over 6 years
“These guys come to play, and pitch for me every night,” said Merchants head coach Art Rooney. “Our guys battled throughout the entire game, although they had to work with a tight strike zone. I give our guys a ton of credit for battling through and
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Steelers Holding Organization Wide Training Camp Meeting Today - Steelers Depot
Google News - over 6 years
Brown notes this as a positive sign and perhaps Art Rooney II has let them know that a new labor deal could be within reach soon. One can only hope though and the Rooney speculation is on my part. Prior to the lockout, the Steelers were scheduled to
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Trotter Trainer's Winning Ways, Transplanted
NYTimes - over 6 years
EAST WINDSOR, N.J. -- The American flags draped along the split-rail fences are there year round, as is the 7-foot model of the Statue of Liberty that sits on an island in the pond that fronts his home and training center. Jimmy Takter loves this country. He fell for it as a teenager when his father sent him here from Sweden to learn a little more
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Art Rooney
    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 1988
    Age 87
    Rooney died from complications of a stroke on August 25, 1988.
  • 1987
    Age 86
    An August 1987 Pittsburgh Press story stated that Rooney never missed a Hall of Fame induction ceremony in all 25 years, and that he was asked to present his third inductee, John Henry Johnson that month.
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  • 1982
    Age 81
    Art J. Rooney was for 51 years, until her 1982 death, married to Kathleen Rooney née McNulty (1904–1982).
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  • 1972
    Age 71
    Rooney also acquired the Yonkers Raceway in 1972, the Palm Beach Kennel Club, Green Mountain Kennel Club in Vermont, Shamrock Stables in Maryland and owned the Liberty Bell Park Racetrack outside Philadelphia.
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  • 1967
    Age 66
    Rooney proved his worth and from 1967 until the early 1970s was a part owner of the Pittsburgh Penguins.
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    As a pillar of the community in many aspects, Rooney was asked to lend his considerable influence in the city's bid to reclaim a NHL franchise during the league's expansion in 1967. Although Pittsburgh enjoyed championship hockey with the professional but "minor league" Pittsburgh Hornets since its NHL franchise (the Pirates hockey team) disbanded in 1930 from the effects of the Great Depression, many city leaders were pushing for the region to become more "major league" suggesting that Mr. Rooney use his influence in the sports industry to have the league award Pittsburgh a franchise.
  • 1964
    Age 63
    In 1964, he was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
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  • 1963
    Age 62
    The team now plays in Indianapolis.) In 1963, along with Bears owner George Halas, Rooney was one of two owners to vote for the 1925 NFL Championship to be reinstated to the long-defunct Pottsville Maroons.
  • FORTIES
  • 1951
    Age 50
    Nevertheless, Rooney was popular with owners as a mediator, which would carry over to his son Dan Rooney. He was the only owner to vote against moving the rights of the New York Yanks to Dallas, Texas after the 1951 season due to concerns of racism in the South at the time. (Ultimately, the Dallas Texans failed after one year, and the rights were moved to Baltimore, where the team became the Baltimore Colts.
  • 1946
    Age 45
    Bell took the role of President of the Steelers that he relinquished to Rooney in 1946 when Bell became Commissioner.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1941
    Age 40
    The winnings funded the team until 1941 when he sold the franchise to NY playboy Alex Thompson.
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  • 1936
    Age 35
    In 1936, Rooney won a parlay at Saratoga Race Course, which netted him about $160,000.
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  • 1933
    Age 32
    Rooney's affiliation with the National Football League (NFL) began in 1933 when he paid a $2,500 franchise fee to found a club based in the city of Pittsburgh.
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    Art also played halfback for the semi-pro Pittsburgh "Hope Harvey" and "Majestic Radio" clubs which he later took over and renamed the J.P. Rooneys before purchasing an NFL franchise for $2,500 in 1933.
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    He was the first president of the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1933 to 1974, and the first chairman of the team from 1933 to 1988.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1925
    Age 24
    In 1925 he served as Wheeling's player-manager and led the Middle Atlantic League in games, hits, runs, stolen bases and finished 2nd in batting average as his brother Dan Rooney (Wheelings catcher that year) finished 3rd in BA.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1918
    Age 17
    Rooney attended St. Peter's Catholic School in Pittsburgh, Duquesne University Prep School, then several semesters at Indiana Normal School before completing a final year at Temple University on an athletic scholarship. After graduation he dedicated himself to sports, winning the AAU welterweight belt in 1918 and tried out for the 1920 Olympic Team, he played minor league baseball for both the Flint, Michigan "Vehicles" and the Wheeling, West Virginia "Stogies".
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1901
    Age 0
    Born on January 27, 1901.
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