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BlitzburghRockCity
08-23-2010, 11:03 PM
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One of the most beloved people in the NFL is Dan Rooney, who stepped down as chairman of the Pittsburgh Steelers after becoming the U.S. ambassador to Ireland. But even though Rooney is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, he apparently isn't well-known enough to be allowed to hob-nob in the press box at New York Giants games.
Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (http://plus.sites.post-gazette.com/index.php/sports-town/steelers/104482-ed-rooney-ordered-out-of-giants-press-box) says Rooney got the boot on Saturday night when he flew to New York to see his team play a preseason game and reports that . . .
First off, there's not just the press in press boxes. NFL scouts sit there, often club officials are there, hangers-on, all kinds of people.
Dan flew in from Ireland just to see the game – apparently, he really, REALLY misses watching his team play in person – then flew back to Ireland Sunday. Sometime before the game began and after I chatted with him, one of the press box attendants ordered him out of the press box and back to the private box which he had a ticket for.
Dan left without protest, which is typical of him. Someone else saw this happen and when he was asked who the gentleman from Pittsburgh was that he had just ordered out, he was told he was the owner of the Steelers, a Hall of Famer and Ambassador to Ireland. Oops, the guy said, he didn't know.

I know these attendants may or may not be the biggest sports fans in the world, but if you're going to be in charge of a suite you might want to have a clue as to who is in there or atleast ask who they are and what they are doing before you tell them to leave.

steelersbabex25
08-23-2010, 11:13 PM
:evilshake:

75Steeler
08-23-2010, 11:22 PM
Mr Rooney could make one phone call and stir up all kinds of trouble for this person but he won't. He is a humble man with class just like his father and won't make waves.

Prosdo
08-24-2010, 01:20 AM
That person has to feel like an ***. Probably an unemployed *** too. lol

ejsteeler
08-24-2010, 01:36 PM
Mr Rooney could make one phone call and stir up all kinds of trouble for this person but he won't. He is a humble man with class just like his father and won't make waves.

:yellowthumb: :plus1: The most important lesson of the incident.

HUNT4SEVEN
08-25-2010, 06:21 PM
That person has to feel like an ***. Probably an unemployed *** too. lol

RIGHT!!!... you know they fired his dumb@$$:haha:

jpele
08-25-2010, 06:33 PM
Wellington Mara is turning in his grave.

lloydfan4life
08-25-2010, 09:16 PM
Mr Rooney could make one phone call and stir up all kinds of trouble for this person but he won't. He is a humble man with class just like his father and won't make waves.

Exactly! :plus1:

I certainly couldn't see jerry jones handling it in the same manner.

Goodfrom55
08-26-2010, 07:22 PM
That person has to feel like an ***. Probably an unemployed *** too. lol

Yes, it's rumored that this former attendant is now working head of security at Newark Airport.