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    Steelers Being Shopped

    STEELERS BEING SHOPPED
    Posted by Michael David Smith on July 7, 2008, 6:10 p.m. EDT

    There may be no NFL team more closely associated with the family that owns it than the Pittsburgh Steelers are with the Rooney family. Art Rooney founded the franchise in 1933, and he and his sons have run the team ever since.

    But after 75 years, that could be coming to an end.

    John R. Wilke of the Wall Street Journal is reporting that Dan Rooney confirmed today that the franchise has been secretly shopped to potential buyers.

    But Dan Rooney also released a statement saying, “I have spent my entire life devoted to the Pittsburgh Steelers and the National Football League. I will do everything possible to work out a solution to ensure my father’s legacy of keeping the Steelers in the Rooney family and in Pittsburgh for at least another 75 years.”

    According to Wilke, the effort to keep the Steelers in the Rooney family and in Pittsburgh has involved Dan Rooney and his son, Art Rooney II, arranging a financing plan to buy Dan’s brothers’ shares.

    Some younger members of the family, however, have asked whether they might get a better deal by selling to someone outside the family. It seems unthinkable that someone not named Rooney could own the Steelers.

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    Didn't Curtis Martin want to buy a team?... Isn't he from Pit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike D View Post

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    damn, if I didn't have this PSL thing hanging over my head I'd jump in

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    i'd let him adopt me and i can take over the team

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    Maybe SAR can put in a bid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBensAngel7 View Post
    [CENTER][B][SIZE=5] It seems unthinkable that someone not named Rooney could own the Steelers.
    Hey BensBig7Angle, maybe Mickey Rooney still has some scratch left from his dwarf movies.

    Give him a call.

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    they're doing this so two of the rooneys (pat and art jr i think) can buy out the other rooneys (dan etc..) so that the other rooneys may concentrate on their gaming and racetrack operations that way there is no conflict of interest with the nfl's gambling policy.

    the steelers will always been owned by the rooneys - just not all of them on paper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 32green View Post
    Hey BensBig7Angle, maybe Mickey Rooney still has some scratch left from his dwarf movies.

    Give him a call.
    Dwarf movies?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FF2® View Post
    Dwarf movies?
    All those movies where he was like this little tough talking dude.

    Like a dwarf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 32green View Post
    All those movies where he was like this little tough talking dude.

    Like a dwarf.
    We call them "Little People" now.

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    Look FF2 - Krafty could buy a REAL NFL team if he wouldn't spent all cash he married in on zebra bribes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FF2® View Post
    We call them "Little People" now.

















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    Quote Originally Posted by 32green View Post












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    What about Andy Rooney?

    Hey who would you guess is the shortest JI Poster?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FF2® View Post
    Dwarf movies?
    Boystown.... Homo dwarf movie...
    Skank dwarf movies with Judy Garland (various)...

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    Wasn't one of Mike Tyson's formar trainers a Rooney? Kevin I think. Gotta be worth a few bucks, those nine figures went somewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EM31 View Post
    Wasn't one of Mike Tyson's formar trainers a Rooney? Kevin I think. Gotta be worth a few bucks, those nine figures went somewhere.
    Kevin Rooney doesnt have Mikes money. A bunch of other morons, especially Don King, have Mike's money.

    Kevin and Cus made Mike and he blew it after Cus died.

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