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Scuttle leftovers, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013

January 18, 2013 - Burt Angeli
ScuttleBu(r)t ...

NBA must think highly of Negaunee’s Mark Ayotte, who officiated Thursday’s battle between the Heat and Lakers ...

Award-winning Jason Galleske, a former Daily News sportswriter now working in Fresno, Calif., filed a story on d3hoops.com about the successful St. Norbert College men’s basketball program.

While on the subject of Division 3 college basketball, scoring sensation Jack Taylor of Grinnell (Iowa) is out for the season with a broken wrist. He torched Faith Baptist Bible (Iowa) for 138 points, yes 1-3-8, in a November game ...

Gil Brandt, a senior analyst at NFL.com, predicts the Detroit Lions will select Alabama cornerback Dee Millinen with the fifth pick in the draft.

Brandt, a Dallas Cowboys front office executive when Kingsford’s Dave Manders was the front-line center, looks for the Green Bay Packers to take Wisconsin offensive lineman Travis Frederick ...

Bob McGinn, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s award-winning pro football writer from Escanaba, blames fumbles as much as the shoddy defense in the Packers’ playoff loss to the 49ers.

“As horrible as the defense was allowing a shocking 323 yards on the ground (and 579 overall), the Packers would have been in it at the end had they just taken care of the ball,” McGinn wrote.

Defensively, McGinn was all over lineman BJ Raji and cornerback Tramon Williams.

“BJ Raji closed with a dud,” McGinn wrote. “A few years ago, Tramon Williams was attacking receivers and routes. He’s just so soft now.” ...

Kevin O’Neill, who once visited Florence to recruit North Dickinson County star Todd Lindeman, has been dismissed as the USC coach.

O’Neill, Marquette head coach from 1989 to 1994, joined Tom Izzo and Steve Fisher in watching Lindeman scrimmage. Lindeman eventually signed with Indiana ...

That was the 200th Iron Mountain-Kingsford boys basketball game on Tuesday, Jan. 15. The Flivvers, with a 57-43 win, narrowed the series gap to 135-65 ...

Deseret News’ Brad Rock, after Coach Gary Andersen promised to stay at Utah State but later accepted the football job at Wisconsin: “ Then he was gone like the last Twinkie on the gas station shelf.” ...

Still a mystery why pitching great Jack Morris has been overlooked 14 times by the Hall of Fame.

"From 1979 to 1992, I think he was the best pitcher in baseball for that 14-year span (with 233 wins)," Bert Blyleven told Charley Walters of the St. Paul Pioneer Press ...

To show you the popularity of Texas high school football and the little interest for most college bowl games, one of Texas' state high-school football title games drew a crowd of 48,379 — or more than 18 of the 35 college bowl games did ...

Menominee Coach Pete Pericolosi, after Marquette’s 6-foot-6 tandem of AJ Grazulis and Mark Pap combined for 33 points in a 51-32 rout: “They’re very physical. They smothered us.” ...

 
 
 

 

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