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Scuttle leftovers, Dec. 15, 2012

December 14, 2012 - Burt Angeli
ScuttleBu(r)t ...

Gwinn boys basketball coach Darren Sinnaeve, on the Mid-Peninsula Conference: “In our league, you better be ready to play. Everybody’s going to come out and play. They’re all competitors and good athletes.” ...

Brad Dickson, Omaha (Neb.) World-Herald, after Notre Dame's Brian Kelly was named college football's coach of the year: "Technically, 'Anybody but Urban Meyer' received the most votes." ...

Nothing like an “open bar” at a wedding but Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer dispensed hand-rolled cigars during his reception ...

Ol’ Scuttle was fortunate to be in Green Bay on Wednesday. That would be 12-12-12 or Aaron Rodgers Day, where a bakery peddled chocolate chip cookies for 12 cents. Did you know that when Packers quarterback Lynn Dickey changed numbers from 10 to 12 in 1980, he asked for approval from Zeke Bratkowski? Bratkowski also wore “12” with distinction for the Packers ...

From CBS college football analyst and former Green Bay Packer guard Aaron Taylor, on distraught quarterback Trent Steelman who fumbled away Army’s chances late in Saturday’s game with Navy: “Life is 10 percent what happens to you, 90 percent what you do about it.” ...

Ken Marchetti and Joe Reddinger, with a combined 84 years of basketball officating artistry, worked this week’s Niagara-Florence boys and Kingsford-Gladstone girls games. They weren’t even breathing hard in the fast-paced games ...

Texas A&M star Johnny “Football” Manziel read David Letterman’s top 10 “perks of winning the Heisman Trophy:” “8. Maybe mom will stop nagging me to go to dental school ... 4. I’ll probably be the only Heisman Trophy winner at my high school reunion.” ...

With starting senior forward Mike Brusewitz on the injured list, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel asked Wisconsin Coach Bob Ryan if his practices are too physically demanding: “You can never go too hard. We just play.” ...

My nose surgery is putting a serious crimp in any modeling offers ...

From the comic strip character “Ziggy” as he sits down at a diner: “I don’t feel like the breakfast of champions ... bring me the lunch of losers.” ...

De Pere (Wis.) High School senior Morgan Anderson has signed a national letter of intent to Michigan Tech. The 5-foot-9 guard helped the Redbirds capture the WIAA Division 1 state title in March...

 
 

 

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