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

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

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by Dan Rooney
     
 

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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 (&ldquo

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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.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Blogcritics.org, 2/27/09
“A must for all Steeler fans.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780306817458
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
09/01/2008
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
174,314
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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