Quote of the Day

"The culture he built, the very fiber of who he was, was humility and responsibility -- don’t ever forget where you came from and it was a privilege to be a Pittsburgh Steeler. He did that. He lived that."
-- Former Steelers coach Bill Cowher, on the passing of longtime Steelers Chair Dan Rooney. (PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE, 4/14)
Friday April 14, 2017 Vol. 23 — No. 151 Print This Issue

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  • Rules To Live By

    Rooney helped settle two players’ strikes and served on many league committees

    Steelers Chair DAN ROONEY , who succeeded his father and Steelers Founder, ART SR ., as team President and "rose to become one of the most powerful and beloved owners in sports, died Thursday at the age of 84," according to a front-page piece by Ed Bouchette of the PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE. Under Rooney's leadership since the late '60s, the Steelers "transformed from lovable losers into a Super Bowl dynasty" in the '70s and "remain among the most successful and popular franchises." A "powerful voice in the NFL for decades, often out of the public eye, he helped settle two players’ strikes, served on many league committees and was a confidante and adviser" to three commissioners:  PETE ROZELLE , PAUL TAGLIABUE an ...

  • Braves' New World

    SunTrust Park is ready for its MLB debut, with extra care around parking, concessions on opening night.

  • Official Timeout

    Blandino leaves NFL office, likely headed to Fox Sports TV.

  • Bristol Shuffle

    ESPN re-organizes several execs within programming.

  • Silver Streak

    The Lions unveil four new Nike designed uniforms for the '17 season.

  • Triple Threat

    NBA sets attendance record for third straight season; Bulls lead teams for eighth time in a row.

  • Freeze Frame

    NHL TV viewership suffers big decline, but streaming rises.

  • Time For Change

    MLB again sees drop in number of African-American players.

  • Still Standing

    The NWSL begins its fifth season with multiple new media deals.

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