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    Rooneys Quietly Shop the Steelers

    [size=13pt]Pittsburgh's Rooneys Quietly Shop the Steelers[/size]

    Football Club Valued At Up to $1.2 Billion;
    Brotherly Discord


    By JOHN R. WILKE
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    July 8, 2008



    The Pittsburgh Steelers -- owned for 75 years by the same local family -- is secretly being shopped to potential buyers as the five sons of the football team's founder and their heirs spar over the storied franchise's future....


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    Re: Rooneys Quietly Shop the Steelers

    [size=13pt]Investor in talks to control Steelers[/size]

    Billionaire seeks shares of 3 or 4 Rooney brothers

    Wednesday, July 09, 2008

    By Gerry Dulac, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
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    Less than a year after they celebrated the 75th anniversary of one of the greatest family-owned franchises in sports history, the Steelers appear to be on the precipice of a major restructuring in ownership that could result in the franchise being controlled by a billionaire investor whose last name is not Rooney....

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    Re: Rooneys Quietly Shop the Steelers

    That would be an unfortunate thing for the NFL

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    Re: Rooneys Quietly Shop the Steelers

    The Rooney family has been a class act all the way.

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    Re: Rooneys Quietly Shop the Steelers

    I heard on the news the other day that Rush Limbaugh had quietly made some inquiries.
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    Re: Rooneys Quietly Shop the Steelers

    [size=13pt]Steelers looking for more investors[/size]

    Dan Rooney, son lining up 'names you will recognize' for partnership

    Thursday, July 10, 2008

    By Gerry Dulac and Dan Fitzpatrick
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    On a day when the four Rooney brothers officially announced Wall Street investment bank Goldman Sachs & Co. as the financial adviser for the possible sale of their ownership stake in the Steelers, Dan Rooney and his son, Art II, began lining up "names you will recognize" to be part of a financial partnership that they hope will help them gain majority control of the National Football League franchise....


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