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Old 01-21-2009, 09:26 AM   #1
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Two Rooneys deliver game ball to Obama
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
By Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


The Steelers say they have a new fan in the White House and the new president also has one of the team's most recent prized collectibles, a game ball from their victory in the AFC championship Sunday.

Dan Rooney and his son, Jim, personally delivered the football to Barack Obama Monday night in Washington.

The two Rooneys, who campaigned heavily for President Obama in Pennsylvania and three surrounding states for several months before the election, attended the black-tie dinner at the Washington Hilton that Obama held for Sen. John McCain, the Republican presidential candidate he defeated in November. The Obama campaign invited the Rooneys to the dinner.

The 44th president, on the eve of his inauguration, spoke about McCain before he left for another dinner he held for Colin Powell. Obama met with Dan and Jim Rooney in a separate room at the Hilton, where he received the game ball.

"He's a [Chicago] Bears fan first, he admits that," Dan Rooney said yesterday at the Steelers' UPMC training center. "But he's a Steelers' fan. He's said it, and all his staff, they're rooting for us [in the Super Bowl]."

Also in attendance was former Steelers Hall of Fame running back Franco Harris.

While Dan Rooney knew the Kennedys and was particularly close with Bobby Kennedy, he said he never has been as close with a president as he is with Obama, whom he calls a friend.


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Old 01-21-2009, 09:38 AM   #2
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Two Rooneys deliver game ball to Obama
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
By Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


The Steelers say they have a new fan in the White House and the new president also has one of the team's most recent prized collectibles, a game ball from their victory in the AFC championship Sunday.

Dan Rooney and his son, Jim, personally delivered the football to Barack Obama Monday night in Washington.

The two Rooneys, who campaigned heavily for President Obama in Pennsylvania and three surrounding states for several months before the election, attended the black-tie dinner at the Washington Hilton that Obama held for Sen. John McCain, the Republican presidential candidate he defeated in November. The Obama campaign invited the Rooneys to the dinner.

The 44th president, on the eve of his inauguration, spoke about McCain before he left for another dinner he held for Colin Powell. Obama met with Dan and Jim Rooney in a separate room at the Hilton, where he received the game ball.

"He's a [Chicago] Bears fan first, he admits that," Dan Rooney said yesterday at the Steelers' UPMC training center. "But he's a Steelers' fan. He's said it, and all his staff, they're rooting for us [in the Super Bowl]."

Also in attendance was former Steelers Hall of Fame running back Franco Harris.

While Dan Rooney knew the Kennedys and was particularly close with Bobby Kennedy, he said he never has been as close with a president as he is with Obama, whom he calls a friend.


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just what we need....a high profile band-waggoner.....of course, this may be the only thing me and B. Hussein Obama agree on, wanting the Steelers to win
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Old 01-21-2009, 09:57 AM   #3
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just what we need....a high profile band-waggoner.....of course, this may be the only thing me and B. Hussein Obama agree on, wanting the Steelers to win
I am sure when in AZ he is a Cards fan too....how a smashmouth team can embrace such pacifist liberals, I just don't get it. Oh well, they all suck.
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Old 01-21-2009, 10:02 AM   #4
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LOL, I love it!
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Old 01-21-2009, 11:15 AM   #5
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just what we need....a high profile band-waggoner.....of course, this may be the only thing me and B. Hussein Obama agree on, wanting the Steelers to win
Is that Hate for our President that I hear!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And yes he is your President, get use to it!!!!!!!!
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Old 01-21-2009, 11:28 AM   #6
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Maybe he will pay the refs in our favor! For example WILL SOME ONE THROW THE FLAG ON HOLDING ON HARRISON?!?!
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I heard his first Duty of President is going to Parden Ryan Clark for knocking people the fhug out.
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I thought it was a great sign of respect for them to present the game ball to the president. the rooneys worked hard to get barrack ellected and they were glad to share the moment with him.
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the Rooneys know good leaders....what else is new?
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That's very cool.

I wonder if he'll let us adopt his campaign slogan for the Super Bowl. YES WE CAN!
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