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Edman
10-17-2008, 01:48 AM
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/16/sports/football/16owners.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=dan%20rooney&st=cse&oref=slogin

Seems the brothers are willing to cooperate. This is good.

Galax Steeler
10-17-2008, 04:42 AM
This is good news keeping the steelers in the rooney familey I will be glad when it is over.

stillers4me
10-17-2008, 06:05 AM
Good.


And people thought Dan was cheap before. Now he will really have to be. Not good when the salary cap era ends. Not good at all.

stlrtruck
10-17-2008, 08:42 AM
I'm pissed! Not because of the family members willing to sell to their brother - but because they were in my neck of the woods and I didn't know it.

I could have approached the Rooney's, taken a picture and been all well and good. Then got to tell Goodell how much of a douche bag he is.....dang it!!!!

Havik
10-17-2008, 10:15 AM
I'm just glad the Steelers are being bought out by an owner we can respect and trust. I'd hate to see this team go to a Mike Brown, Al Davis, or William Clay Ford.

klick81
10-17-2008, 10:49 AM
WOOT WOOT! This is good news...hopefully the Rooney tradition can be passed down for many more generations to come.

fansince'76
10-17-2008, 10:52 AM
Good.


And people thought Dan was cheap before. Now he will really have to be. Not good when the salary cap era ends. Not good at all.

I'd rather chance that than possibly winding up with Daniel Snyder the 2nd.

steelpride12
10-17-2008, 11:10 AM
Thank god.
Steelers deserve to be in the rooneys arms.

Dodt
10-17-2008, 11:28 AM
glad to here the good news.

steelreserve
10-17-2008, 12:28 PM
Good.


And people thought Dan was cheap before. Now he will really have to be. Not good when the salary cap era ends. Not good at all.

There's a difference between being cheap and being smart.

How'd the Yankees do this year, again? Oh, right -- they won the World Series in 2000. That's eight years ago. Money sure has made them unstoppable.

fdp
10-17-2008, 12:38 PM
While I'm glad that the Steelers will remain in hands of the Rooneys it also worries me to some extent. I know someone who works at PNC (where Dan Rooney will be getting most if not all of the money for this transaction from) and this person told me that the credit for Rooney is being classified as a high risk credit. This means that he will be incurring some serious debt to buy the team, I am just hoping that this won't affect contract negotiations in the future.

PalmerSteel
10-17-2008, 01:45 PM
there will be good and bad with this. more better than bad. good-keeps it in the family, whihc is most important.
bad - money. almost guarentee steelers ticket prices will increase to be top 3. why wouldnt he? guarenteed to sell out and a huge waiting list and he needs to pay off some debt.

NJarhead
10-17-2008, 01:54 PM
Fantastic news!!! :tt03:

they fear an increase in the capital gains tax rate if Senator Barack Obama is elected president in November.


See kids. This is why we vote Republican. :chuckle:

Steeldude
10-17-2008, 02:35 PM
the steelers are going to be strapped for cash.

steelerstrade
10-17-2008, 02:41 PM
This is some of the best news I have heard today...Cause losing Parker to a hole in the ground...Not so much!

Steeldude
10-18-2008, 06:57 PM
now what happens if they get rid of the salary cap?

no salary cap will not only kill the steelers, but it will kill the NFL too.

Avoid LLoyd1975
10-18-2008, 10:00 PM
Amen....Good news. Nows lets work towards some more hardware to our trophy case.

Preacher
10-18-2008, 10:37 PM
How much you all wanna bet Druckenmiller is the "outside investors who have not been publicly identified."

Probably realized he will not get to buy the team.. teh other owners didn't want to have Rooney edged out, so they let the deal die and worked behind the scenes.


anyways, I would LOVE to see another few games in the reg. season. However, I think they would need to up the roster to about 60.

I also like the idea of a developmental league.

Sharkissle29
10-19-2008, 01:28 AM
Having a developmental league would be very interesting, but I'm wondering how that would all work out

GBMelBlount
10-19-2008, 07:39 AM
There's a difference between being cheap and being smart.

How'd the Yankees do this year, again? Oh, right -- they won the World Series in 2000. That's eight years ago. Money sure has made them unstoppable.

Good point Steelreserve, but you have to agree they are usually better than the pirates.....

SteelersMongol
10-20-2008, 12:30 AM
Good 2 hear.