BTSC continues their recap of the past week’s events for our readers. But where they went wrong was asking the one narcissistic writer that would put a bizarre spin on it to do it. So let’s all take a look at a BAD week in the Burgh together.
- It was announced that Steelers GM Kevin Colbert has resigned as a member of the Robert Morris board of trustees because of the decision to drop men’s and women’s hockey. I love that Colbert is taking a stand here. This is a decision that needs to be reversed. My son, in turn, has resigned as a member of the McDonald’s Kids Club after their decision to drop the Buttermilk Crispy Chicken Sandwich.
- Former WFT OT Morgan Moses continues his tour to find his new team. Much to the chagrin of some, the Steelers weren’t on his list. In related news, I continued my tour of ice cream parlors in the tri-state area.
- Tunch Ilkin has made the decision to retire from the Steelers broadcast booth to focus on his treatment for ALS. Tunch is probably the most inspirational Steelers of my lifetime and that was before news of this devastating diagnosis. Prayers to Tunch and his family.
- Malik Hooker visited the Steelers on this day. Hooker, a standout safety at Ohio State, is an exciting possibility despite his injury problems over the last four seasons. It’s even more exciting to me because I promised my wife that I’d buy her a new jersey. She wasn’t thrilled when I told her she’d be donning “Hooker” on her back.
- More sad news as the brother Stephon Tuitt was killed in Georgia hit-and-run. Richard Bartlett III was only 23-years old. Please keep the Tuitt family in your prayers during this difficult time.
- Steelers first-rounder Najee Harris threw a perfect strike for the first pitch at PNC Park before the Pirates contest with the Miami Marlins. The Pirates immediately traded Harris to the Yankees for three C-list prospects.
This was the significant week that was for the Steelers, mixed-in with my black-and-gold loving life. I’m sure next week will be full of Steelers happenings as well, so we’ll have to do this again. Have a great week, but better yet have a BAD one.