Originally Posted by Tony Stark
I'd kinda wished during that scene that Steve said something like, "your father was 10 times the man you are." Clearly from IM2, Tony had issues with his dad, but I think he feels a strong connection at the same time. Like in the first one where he says he never got to say goodbye to his father. Steve telling him that would have sent him over the edge.
Tony did say, "That's the guy my dad was always raving about?" after meeting Rogers. I thought there might have been some resentment, or maybe just a "I don't see the big deal about him." Clearly his opinion changed over the course of the movie.