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By / 01.21.11

Steelers owner Dan Rooney pretty much owned western Pennsylvania before President Obama made him ambassador of Ireland, but he came stateside for no other apparent reason than to bitch about the rest of the NFL being on his lawn. Rooney is 78, and he’s had it with these young whipper-snappers and their 18-game season talk.

Steelers chairman Dan Rooney has arrived from Ireland. Weighs in on labor. Still doesn’t like 18 games. “I would rather not have the money.”

–NYT’s Judy Battista, via PFT.

That works, because I’ll totally take the money. But explain this to me: if Rooney did all of that fundraising for Obama, why the hell is Obama picking the Jets? No, I don’t really care why, either. And I think it’s time that I shut the hell up about politics for a while…


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