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Old 03-26-2008, 05:12 PM   #21
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How can the Rooneys be called cheap, and have no cap room?

This team was succeeded over the years by have good second string players step up time and time again to fill in for some starter that has been injured or left for free agency. You can't do that if you don't have a good solid team, and you can't have that without spreading the cap money around.
Well, some folks would rather see the Steelers grossly overpay big-name players who are clearly past their prime for past performance, like Miami is doing with Porter and which the Jets will start doing with Faneca next season. I just thank GOD that the same folks aren't in the Steelers' FO.
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Old 03-26-2008, 05:58 PM   #22
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$102 million??? Peyton is making like $160. jk
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Old 03-26-2008, 06:01 PM   #23
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Rooney's obviously are cheap and don't know shit. Look how they screwed Ben on his contract! They never even sniff the Super Bowl, let alone win it...Hell, they can't even win their division or make the playoffs! 3 Rivers is a shithole, the laughingstock of the NFL. The payroll is always last in the league and all their players hate them.

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Old 03-26-2008, 06:08 PM   #24
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anyone wanna go in on an AFL team with me?

whats funny is not only do the rooneys suck for not cutting players like harrison, they suck for not going after the "hot" free agents such as owens, moss, hall, or pac men.

oh, and ticket prices....

anyone check a patsboard lately? the patriots (who already had the highest ticket prices in the league) have raised them aghain this year an additional 40%

fans are dumping their season tix like hotcakes, and having trouble finding takers.

not to mention $50 bucks for parking in a full lot that will be occupied by mall visitors (an entertainment mall kraft and CBS is building).
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Old 03-26-2008, 07:29 PM   #25
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anyone check a patsboard lately? the patriots (who already had the highest ticket prices in the league) have raised them aghain this year an additional 40%
Well you know, those "19-0" and "Undeafted" patents arn't going to pay for themselves.
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i think its more about the greed the stinks up professional football..The steelers make plenty of money. Their revenue is within the top fifteen teams in the league. So i guess they raised ticket prices last year for troy's contract?
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Old 03-26-2008, 10:55 PM   #27
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In addition to the reasons everyone else has given, I would say that I think the "cheap" comments really go back to the nationalistic slurs that the Irish and Scots are "cheap." "Rooney" is a very Irish name, and the name has a long-standing history in this country... the family name's been here a while.
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Old 03-27-2008, 12:41 AM   #28
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Everybody calls the Rooneys cheap because they don't give out huge contracts to free agents who dont deserve it. The fact of the matter is that the Rooneys arent cheap they are SENSIBLE! They spend the money on players who will be able to help the team most and on players who still have their best football ahead of them Not on the players teams like 49ers, raiders and redskins think will help them.
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Old 03-27-2008, 01:36 AM   #29
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it's called fans venting. every franchise has its share of fans that vent about one thing or another. i prefer fans who critique the front office and players over the fans who are nothing but lemmings. i realize some fans are completely ignorant when venting, but thankfully they are the minority.

never settle for second best.

rooney's cheap? no.

do they make some good decisions? yes.

do they make some dumb decisions? yes.

does every franchise make dumb decisions? yes.

is the steelers franchise better than half of the other NFL franchises? IMO, yes.
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Old 03-27-2008, 01:49 AM   #30
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Rooneys Rock. Perhaps they don't always make the right choices, but they are pretty damn close to being right almost every time when it comes to letting people go. Building a team through the draft WORKS. Period. Cleveland will suffer for what their FO did this year. MARK MY WORDS. Washington, Oakland, Detroit JUST DON'T GET IT. The Rooneys and Steelers are the best.
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