The Rooney family came in No. 1 today in ESPN.com’s “NFL owners” power rankings. Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots was No. 2
Famous Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was No. 8.
“The Steelers selection is a no-brainer,” ESPN.com senior writer John Clayton said. “The Steelers under the Rooneys have been the model of franchise ownership in sports. They are successful, consistent and supportive.
“They don’t undergo the constant changes of other franchises. Plus, the family has been so instrumental in doing things that help advance the league, sometimes at the expense of their own franchise. It’s no secret that two Rooneys are in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.”