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Old 03-28-2006, 09:32 AM   #1
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Default Steelers to downplay opening festivities....

Don't expect the Steelers to make too much of a fuss about their long-awaited fifth Super Bowl title on Sept. 7, when Miami visits Pittsburgh in the NFL's Kickoff Weekend Thursday-night regular-season opener. Making a grand to-do of hanging a Super Bowl banner at Heinz Field -- akin to what the then-defending champion Patriots did the past two Thursday night openers at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro -- is not the Steelers' way of doing things. The venerable Rooney informed me of this on Monday, after the league announced its glamour Week 1 matchups.
"It's a big game, and it's a great way to open up, back on NBC, but no, we don't do the banner thing,'' Rooney said.

But aren't the Steelers going to do a little commemorating or self-congratulation in the pre-game?

"No, we don't do things like that,'' he said. "We gave them all rings, and we have a trophy for winning that game.''

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/200...eetings/1.html

Typical Rooney style and humility....
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Old 03-28-2006, 09:38 AM   #2
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Default Re: Steelers to downplay opening festivities....

damn, i wanted another ticke tape parade lol lol

It is perfect Rooney style and humilty .. the Rooney's have any daughters aroudn the age of 25 or so ? i soooo want to be in that family !! ha
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Old 03-28-2006, 09:49 AM   #3
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Default Re: Steelers to downplay opening festivities....

I was hoping they would make something big of this occasion. While I'm still looking forward to attending, it's kind of lame they are not going to celebrate this ring to the fullest on opening day. Oh well.
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Old 03-28-2006, 09:50 AM   #4
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Default Re: Steelers to downplay opening festivities....

CLASS ACT!!!!! They will definitely act like its not the first time they've won the SB.....
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Default Re: Steelers to downplay opening festivities....

pretty much what I expected. the guys will be focused on starting this season off right, not dwelling on the past year (as great as it was..)
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Default Re: Steelers to downplay opening festivities....

I think they need to celebrate this with the fans at Heinz Field. There is nothing outlandish or unsportsmanlike about celebrating the distribution of the rings or the hanging of a championship banner. The Patriots won their titles and celebrated accordingly. Was anybody offended? The guys on the field earned that championship, and all of us fans, who pay lots of money each year to follow this team, earned the right to enjoy this to the fullest. It may be another 26 years before another title. Life is unpredictable.

I love the Rooney family's humility and sportsmanship, earned over the course of almost 75 years in football. However, they will not be questioned nor will they lose respect for celebrating a hard-earned, long awaited Super Bowl win in their own stadium.
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Default Re: Steelers to downplay opening festivities....

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and all of us fans, who pay lots of money each year to follow this team, earned the right to enjoy this to the fullest. It may be another 26 years before another title.
Right on.
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I think they need to celebrate this with the fans at Heinz Field. There is nothing outlandish or unsportsmanlike about celebrating the distribution of the rings or the hanging of a championship banner. The Patriots won their titles and celebrated accordingly. Was anybody offended? The guys on the field earned that championship, and all of us fans, who pay lots of money each year to follow this team, earned the right to enjoy this to the fullest. It may be another 26 years before another title. Life is unpredictable.

I love the Rooney family's humility and sportsmanship, earned over the course of almost 75 years in football. However, they will not be questioned nor will they lose respect for celebrating a hard-earned, long awaited Super Bowl win in their own stadium.
Very well said!!

I'm all for "The Rooney-Steeler Way" of how they conduct business but I don't think hoisting a championship flag or banner at Heinz Field would be arrogant or out of line.
I plan on being at the season/home opener game and like a couple of others who plan on being there as well have stated...part of that night was hoping to see some sort of celebration.

C'mon Mr. Rooney loosen up a little.
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Default Re: Steelers to downplay opening festivities....

Remember when we were discussing this awhile back? I think there will still be a nice, understated and classy celebration, they are just looking to avoid the gaint kitsch-fest that took place at Gillette last year with streamers and fireworks and U2 playing in the top of a tiny football helmets and whatnot.
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Surely there will be something, as you said.. just nothing over the top
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