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Scuttle leftovers, Nov. 17

November 17, 2012 - Burt Angeli
ScuttleBu(r)t ...

Nebraska scored 10 points in the final eight minutes to beat Michigan State and help a woman click on a 15-game parlay card at Red Rock in Las Vegas. A $5 wager collected $99,995.

Judging from my past brutal experience, that’s not easy ...

Ishpeming, despite the absence of senior line star Brad Wootke, defeated Mancelona to reach Saturday’s Division 7 state semifinal at the Superior Dome.

Wootke was suspended one game after being ejected from the district final against Lake City ...

Scott Boras, agent for Rafael Soriano, would like the Yankees closer pitching for the Detroit Tigers next season.

Bill Madden of the New York Daily News says that won’t happen. Even though owner Mike Ilitch is Boras’ “favorite owner patsy,” the Tigers don’t want to sacrifice a No. 1 draft pick for Soriano ...

From Mike Lupica, New York Daily News: “It’s nice to see that Donald Fehr found another sport (hockey) to shut down once Bud Selig made him largely irrelevant in baseball at the end.” ...

Interesting numbers on 6-foot-5 Houston Texans defensive star JJ Watt: Vertical leap, 37 inches; hands, from thumb to pinkie, 11.5 inches, and wingspan, 82.5 inches ...

From Texas A&M Coach Kevin Sumlin, on quarterback Johnny “Football” Manziel: “No moment is too big for him. He gives our players a sense that anything can happen. It's a contagious feeling." ...

The Scuttles watched an Oscar-worthy movie in “Argo.” Ben Affleck and John Goodman star in the Iran hostage-based film, but Alan Arkin also stands out. Mrs. Scuttle calls “Argo” the “white knuckle movie of the decade.” ...

From Pat Forde, Yahoo Sports, on college football: “The top five in turnover margin nationally have a combined record of 44-6. That would be Kansas State, Kent State, Louisiana Tech, Boise State and Ohio.

“The bottom five in turnover margin nationally have a combined record of 4-46. That would be Idaho, Akron, New Mexico State, Southern Mississippi and Hawaii.” ...

John Michels, a onetime "Packer Night" visitor, has moved to the medical field. The former Packers tackle is a resident in radiology in Houston.

In an unforgettable memory, Michels and his diminutive wife  capped "Packer Night" by bowling at Recreation Lanes …

Another reason why I want to write like The EagleHerald's Tom (Richie) Kaeser when I grow up: "Cross country runners are often defined by the tick of a stopwatch, but they are built through hours and hours of training … Cross country is a sport where there are no stars. Every athlete only shines from the reflected effort of their teammates … Inner resolve and mettle are as important as medals in the sport of cross country." ...

From UCLA offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone via SI.com: “I think this with all quarterbacks. The more they play, the more they understand the offense, the more they can overcome our coaching. What did Johnny Unitas say? You haven't become a true quarterback until you can tell your quarterback coach to go to hell." ...

 
 

 

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