Dan Rooney: My 75 Years with the Pittsburgh Steelers and the NFL

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Legendary chairman of the five-time Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers, Dan Rooney, tells his life story for the first time. From growing up on Pittsburgh’s notorious North Side, to vying with Johnny Unitas for top high school quarterback honors in Western Pennsylvania, from learning how to run a major sports franchise from his father, Art Rooney (“the Chief”), to helping shape the modern NFL, Rooney serves up a fascinating account of personal and professional achievement.

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Overview

Legendary chairman of the five-time Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers, Dan Rooney, tells his life story for the first time. From growing up on Pittsburgh’s notorious North Side, to vying with Johnny Unitas for top high school quarterback honors in Western Pennsylvania, from learning how to run a major sports franchise from his father, Art Rooney (“the Chief”), to helping shape the modern NFL, Rooney serves up a fascinating account of personal and professional achievement.

He also discusses his relationships with players, coaches, NFL commissioners, his beloved family, and the devoted fans known as “Steelers Nation.”

Whether advocating hiring more minority head coaches through creation of the Rooney Rule or helping pave the way for the merger of the AFL and NFL, Rooney reveals the dynamics that have made him such a respected force in pro football.

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Blogcritics.org, 2/27/09
“A must for all Steeler fans.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306817458
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2008
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 342,380
  • Product dimensions: 8.18 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 1.03 (d)

Meet the Author

Andrew E. Masich and David F. Halaas are, respectively, the President and Director of Library & Archives of Pittsburgh’s Smithsonian-affiliated Senator John Heinz History Center and Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum.

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  • Posted February 16, 2009

    A Steeler Fan must read

    If you are part of the Steeler Nation and have not read this book you are missing out on Mr. Rooneys hands on history of the team and players. I could not put it down once I got started.

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  • Posted November 2, 2008

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    Behind the Stell Curtain

    A nice retrospective on one of the most successful franchises in sports over the past 35 years. The Steelers were equally as inept in their first 40 years, and that is covered too. <BR/>Insights into many key moments in Steeler history - founding the team, cutting Johhny U, hiring Noll, Cowher & Tomlin, drafting of the Hall of Famers that dominated the 70's, passing on Dan Marino, and more. No big surprises, but an interesting, worthwhile read, especially for NFL fans and particularly any member of Steeler Nation.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2008

    DOUBLE YOI!

    I could not put this one down. Even if you are not a novel reader, Steeler fans and just NFL fans in general will learn so much by reading this book. Dan Rooney has done so much for the NFL since the 'beginning' of the NFL. A true Cop-A-Setic for the game. Ha Ha. Seriously, if you love NFL football, buy this book. The best. A true NFL fan 'even clowns fans' should read this book, it will give you a brief moment of the feeling of succsss. Go Steelers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2008

    Thankyou Dan

    This is a must have book for any member of the Steeler Nation.It's like sitting in the barbers chair, listening to all the fascinating stories of the customers,only it's the history of the NFL,written by someone that had a tremendous insight to it all. Thankyou 'CHIEF', Thankyou Dan, for the great memories.....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2008

    NFL history from one that was there

    Although Mr. Rooney's story gets bogged down when he moves into his immediate families trips and vacations, overall the book is a great insight into the NFL and one of the most respected and successful franchises in the league. If your a Steelers or an NFL fan you'll enjoy it and if your a casual fan you'll get an excellent tutorial on the founding and growth of America's favorite sport.

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