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Scuttle leftovers, Jan. 5, 2013

January 5, 2013 - Burt Angeli
ScuttleBu(r)t ...

NFL Network’s Darren Sharper, who played defensive back for the Packers and Vikings in his career, picks Green Bay in the playoff battle Saturday night at Lambeau Field ...

Packers missed 14 tackles in last week’s loss to the Vikings. That won’t happen in the playoffs. Take Green Bay and give the points ...

Reid Travis of Minneappolis’ DeLaSalle High School, a 6-foot-7, 225-pound power forward who also plays quarterback, is undecided between football and basketball in college.

Charley Walters of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports Michigan State basketball coach Tommy Izzo offered the junior a basketball tender. The 3.9 grade point average student has also heard from Harvard and Iowa State ...

From Dwight Perry, Seattle Times: “Twin sisters Lucy and Kelly Knott, 24, of Stockport, England, are teaching assistants by day and pro rasslers by night. Classroom discipline probably isn't a problem.” ...

Watched a scorekeeper and basketball coach go at it recently over a player not entering the game fast enough.

It got a little testy but not quite to the level of the late Don (Pasty) Anderson of Norway scrapping with Forest Park basketball coach Stu Smith. They always made games that much more entertaining ...

Golf champion Steve Stricker, married to Ironwood native Nicki Tiziani, plans on playing just 10 PGA Tour events in 2013. Stricker, 45, has won 12 times in his career.

The Daily Globe also reports the Strickers own a summer home in Land O’ Lakes, Wis. ...

Senior leadership will be one reason why Notre Dame upsets Alabama in the national championship. There’s 29 seniors on The Fighting Irish.

“You see how the seniors act and you know that’s the way you have to act,” sophomore defensive end Ishaq Williams told Lenn Robbins of the New York Post ...

Scott Ostler, San Francisco Chronicle, on the New York Jets bringing in Tim Tebow to push Mark Sanchez: "If you seek to inspire the San Francisco Philharmonic to a higher level, you don't try to scare 'em by bringing in a hot kazoo player." ...

You don’t want to mix it up with Cheboygan High School hockey coach Craig Coxe. An NHL enforcer for eight seasons, Coxe and Bob Probert got into some “highlight-reel fights” according to HockeyFights.com.

Cheboygan edged Kingsford in overtime last week ...

Two more reasons why the best seat in the house is in the house.

Scalpers for the Packers-Vikings thriller collected $400 a ticket. Parking in lots near the Metrodome? $40! ...

 
 
 

 

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