[quote=stlrz d]So you're basically dismissing Drukenmiller before he gets a chance (if he gets a chance) because of what other people have done. Keep in mind that he's a fan of this organization for the same reasons we all are...why would you automatically assume that he'll change the way things are done? He made his fortunes outside of the NFL so he can afford to be a hands off owner. The Steelers machine will keep humming and he'll make plenty of money from them AND his other business interests.Originally Posted by NKySteeler
In all honesty, I don't think it's very fair to Drukenmiller that people make assumptions.
If I had my way I would like to see the Steelers continue to be owned only by the Rooney family, but from what I've seen of this guy so far my concerns are at a minimum.[/quote:1c7anxb0]
One very key point: toward the end of the article by Smizik, he quoted the Chief and what he foresaw happening with his Steelers if the sons didn't come to some sort of "understanding".
The Chief was clairvoyant. He knew this could happen and now the pigeons are coming home to roost because his sons didn't resolve differences, mend fences and otherwise didn't fix business the way it should have been fixed regarding the family heirloom of the Steelers.
Now Dan Rooney, and Art II, by extension, are behind the eight ball financially and need a rainmaker to save the day. Dan should have diversified his holdings and possibly invited a few into his inner circle that could partner with him when the time came.
Well, the time has come and Rooney, evidently, has not assembled an inner circle and may now be at the mercy of his brothers selection of whomever they choose to sell their interest of the Steelers to.
All in all, not a good situation for Dan Rooney.