Here we go Steelers! Here we go….. To Ireland.
In what could only be viewed as a ‘what took so long’ announcement, Pittsburgh Steelers’ Chairman Emeritus Dan Rooney said yesterday that he would like the Steelers to play a regular season game in Ireland.
As most of you know, Mr. Rooney was named the ambassador to Ireland by President Barack Obama not long after Obama was elected to the oval officein 2008. The Rooney family has its’ roots in Ireland so this is about as shocking as the announcement that ‘Steely McBeam’ wasn’t popular.
Let this Steelers’ fan be very, very clear. I do not want my Steelers playing ANY regular season game in Ireland or England or Mexico or on freaking Mars. I have no doubts at all that this will also be one of OUR homes games in Pittsburgh that would be sacrificed and that is just flat-out wrong on every possible level.
Perhaps Mr. Rooney should read ‘The Ones Who Hit the Hardest: The Steelers, the Cowboys, the ’70s, and the Fight for America’s Soul’ which