Bite-Size Sports 5/6/22

Thomas Pitney

Sports Editor




Steelers Pick Up Pickett

Steelers fans were crying tears of joy this past week as a result of their front office’s choice to draft quarterback Kenny Pickett from the University of Pittsburgh. The 23 year old Gemini and Unitas Golden Arm winner will attempt to replace the legendary Ben Rothisberger and Steelers fans approve. One fan even went as far as to say that Pittsburgh’s pick “single-handedly saved [his] mental health,” and that “he’s gonna be the greatest of all time.” The NFL community will now patiently wait to see if he can handle the hype.


Malik Willis to Replace Tannehill?

In Tennessee, the post draft mood was a little different, with 1st option Ryan Tannehill upset over the Titan’s decision to draft Malik Willis from Liberty University. The veteran who has found unlikely success in the volunteer state, apparently doesn’t like the state’s nickname, as he has shared with media that ‘its not [his] job to mentor Malik Willis. This came as a shock to many, but the narrative is sure to change within the coming months.



U.S. Hopes To Free Brittany Griner

Brittany Griner, a WNBA player, was detained in Russia two months ago for the possession of hash cartridges, an illegal substance in Russia. It has been 75 days and she is still not home. At first, the U.S. was hesitant to accuse Russian officials of wrongdoing, but this week, the U.S. shifted its position, reclassifying Griner as wrongfully detained. With these newfound efforts by the U.S. government, there is hope that Mercury’s super-star will be back home soon, but nothing is certain at this point.