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Scuttle Leftovers, Oct. 27, 2012

October 26, 2012 - Burt Angeli
ScuttleBu(r)t ...

When Kingsford High School hosts district basketball tournaments this season, two games will be played per night.

“We want more of a tournament atmosphere,” Flivver athletic director Al Unger said.

Girls and boys districts are slated for Kingsford ...

NBC football analyst Cris Collinsworth: "(My late father) was the principal of my high school, and I used to tell him I loved reading about him on the bathroom walls. ... He'd get a kick out of it."

Couple tough rounds for well known boxing referee Mills Lane, 75, who suffered a stroke last year and broke his hip six months ago.

He was in the ring for more than 100 world title fights ...

That was Gary Darling, one of Larry Poncino’s umpire pals, working the plate for game 7 of the Giants-Cardinals. Yours truly once had the opportunity to talk baseball with Gary and Larry after they toured Pine Grove Country Club’s golf course ...

Fox baseball analyst Tim McCarver, age 71, will be working a record 23rd World Series ...

Nebraska and Northwestern met Saturday in Dyche Stadium for the first time since 1931.

The crowd some 80 years ago included gangster Al Capone. Omaha Bee-News reported Capone was "accompanied by 'Machine-gun Jack' McGurn and several henchmen." ...

Who holds the NFL career fumbles record with 166? Cynopsis Sports says that mark belongs to former Packers, Jets and Vikings quarterback Brett Favre ...

Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant, commenting on Twitter about Felix Baumgartner’s 24-mile free fall from space: “... couldn’t have been me ... my pants woulda smelled like a dump truck." ...

Former Notre Dame coaching great Frank Leahy wasn’t sympathetic when one of his football players got six teeth knocked out in a game.

Bill Dwyre of the Los Angeles Times remembered "when the player balked at returning to the game, Leahy asked if he was there to play football or eat a sandwich." ...

 
 
 

 

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