Steelers Chairman, and former US Ambassador to Ireland Dan Rooney has passed away at the age of 84. A pioneer of America's favorite sport, Mr. Rooney made his mark on the football landscape. Sad news for Steeler Nation.
In 1975, Rooney became team president. His NFL accomplishments since taking the reins are legendary. He has chaired several committees, taken the lead on ending a players’ strike and helped in the creation of the salary cap in 1993. He also created the “Rooney Rule” which resulted in minorities getting more chance to coach in the NFL.