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Scuttle leftovers, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013

February 23, 2013 - Burt Angeli
ScuttleBu(r)t ...

From Ishpeming boys basketball coach John Tiziani, after losing to state-ranked Negaunee 64-44: “ You almost have to play a perfect game to beat them.” ...

Chicago Cubs leaving WGN? That television deal expires after the 2014 season and there’s speculation the Cubs will find a new home.

Chicago Tribune reports WGN presently pays $20 million to air 70 games ...

My boys in Vegas, before Tommy Izzo’s Spartans walloped Michigan, put Michigan State at 20-1 to win the national championship. Sounds like a great bet ...

From Greg Bedard, Boston Globe: “It sure says a lot that Rams coach Jeff Fisher, who has made a career out of dealing with troubled players such as Albert Haynesworth, Pacman Jones, and Janoris Jenkins, released former Lions receiver Titus Young just days after claiming him.” ...

Ottawa defenseman Erik Karlsson saw his season end when a skate sliced through his left Achilles’ tendon. Some NHL players are wearing socks made out of Kevlar — the material used for bulletproof vests — to protect them from such injuries ...

From Mike Bianchi, Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel, on the NASCAR love connection of Ricky Stenhouse and Danica Patrick: "In true racin' fashion, I'm thinking Stenhouse got Danica a heart-shaped box of chocolate-covered lug nuts for Valentine's Day or maybe a dozen long-stemmed socket wrenches." ...

From Brad Dickson, Omaha World Herald: “At the Westminster Kennel Club Show, Best in Show was won by Banana Joe the Affenpinscher, who overcame the seemingly insurmountable obstacle of being named Banana Joe the Affenpinscher.”

From Dwight Perry, Saettle Times: “NFL commissioner Roger Goodell nearly tripled his salary — from $11.6 million to $29.5 million — in just one year. And you thought Adrian Peterson doubling his rushing total after ACL surgery was impressive.” ...

 
 

 

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