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Old 03-17-2009, 12:57 PM   #1
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Default Dan Rooney Named New U.S Ambassador to Ireland

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Old 03-17-2009, 01:17 PM   #2
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Default Re: Mr Rooney named as nominee for Ambassador to Ireland

I have mixed feelings about this because I just think Dan Rooney's presence around Heinz Fieldd is so powerful. Still, I can't balme him for taking this opportunity. Also, the reality is he would have continued to play less and less of a role with the team as time goes by. I just hope he can stay involved on league matters like a new CBA.
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Old 03-17-2009, 01:24 PM   #3
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It's a very nice honor for the man. He's raised a lot of money throughout the years for the peace process in Ireland, amongst other things.
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Political intrigue..

"I dunno Mr President, you really think we should take a CB in the 1st rd?"

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That's really wierd, don't you think there might be someone else who would do a better job, but he got it because he's powerful?
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will he start sporting a kilt?...
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The Irish wear kilts? I thought that was the Scots.
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I'd rather have him fully involved in the upcoming pissing contest between the NFLPA and NFL owners, especially with sharks like Jones, Snyder and Kraft involved. If he's ambassador to Ireland, I would think his influence would wane considerably on the football side of things. We NEED his representation in those upcoming meetings - I have a feeling his son will be quite a bit easier to ignore than he would be.
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That's really wierd, don't you think there might be someone else who would do a better job, but he got it because he's powerful?
He got it because he's very active in the Irish community and because he was a high profile Obama backer who broke from the Republican ranks.
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All Rooney had to do was give up an AFC Championship gameball to Obama for the Ambassador office....

... Two things of equal importance in my eyes.
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