Rooney: A Sporting Life

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U of Nebraska Press, Apr 1, 2010 - Sports & Recreation - 704 pages
The first authoritative look at one of the most iconic figures in the history of the NFL, this book is both a critical chapter in the story of football in America and a thoroughly engaging in-depth introduction to a character unlike any other in the annals of American sports.
 

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My grandfather was Wm P. McCole, Art Rooney's partner. The story that came down to me as a child was that Rooney and McCole were 50/50 partners, and if Rooney split his shares,then they were his shares. I remember the check for $3000.00 from Rooney to my grandfather framed in my gram's house years later in the late 60's.The reason it was framed is because the check was paid off via cash piecemeal. My Gfather didn't think pro football would be a hit. It took 40 years for Rooney's vision to pay off. And the rest is history!! 

Contents

1 Coming to Pittsburgh
1
2 The Young Athlete
19
192228
45
192933
71
193336
95
1937
117
193738
136
193941
154
195759
300
196064
324
196568
348
197071
368
18 1972
392
197374
420
1975
450
197679
475

194041
172
194145
189
194647
220
12 Shamrock Farm
251
194856
271
198088
495
Notes
523
Bibliography
597
Index
605
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Michael P. Weber is co-author of The American City and co-editor of The Bosses. He teaches urban history at Carnegie Mellon University, where he took his doctorate and a Sarah Mellon Scaife Fellowship. His bachelor's and master's degrees are from Edinboro State College.

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