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ScuttleBu(r)t leftovers, April 20, 2013

April 20, 2013 - Burt Angeli
ScuttleBu(r)t ...

NBC News’ Brian Williams, on the Lutheran Church Charities’ comfort dogs visiting those hospitalized from the Boston Marathon bombing: “Thank goodness for good dogs.” ...

That was former Packer guard Joe Andruzzi helping the injured during Monday’s Boston Marathon bombing. There’s a picture in many major publications showing Andruzzi carrying a woman to a care center ...

Dwight Perry, Seattle Times, on the Gadsden (N.M.) High School baseball coach planing to file a complaint after an umpire threatened to start ejecting his players if they didn't stop speaking Spanish: “The coach, to his credit, told the ump: No Way, Jose.” ..

From Virgil in Robert B. Parker’s “Ironhorse” by Robert Knott: “Luck most often is accompanied with knowing what you’re doing.” ...

From 55-year-old Sandy Lyle, who played with 14-year-old Tianiang Guan and shot a 71 in the final round of the Masters: “I think he was quite surprised how well the old farts can play.” ...

Wisconsin quarterback Danny O’Brien joined Menominee teammate Jacob Pedersen for U.P. ice fishing earlier this year.

“I wasn’t aware of ‘Yoopers’ until I got up here,” O’Brien told Tom (Richie) Kaeser of the Marinette EagleHerald. “Jake has let me know about them, though.”

O’Brien and Pedersen, a UW senior tight end, are looking forward to new coach Gary Andersen installing the “West Coast” offense.

“It’s unbelievable the things he able to do out there,” O’Brien said. “I think he’s going to have a good year in coach Andersen’s system. He’s so good at making decisions.”

Pedersen hopes to be on the receiving end of 50 passes this fall. Big Ten Network televises Wisconsin’s spring game today at 4 p.m. ...

Niagara’s Anna DeForge, who celebrated a birthday Sunday with other distinguished people, led all scorers with 17 points when USK Praha downed Trutnov 84-60 in the season-ending Czech League tournament.

The 37-year-old still has a major-league game, making eight of 10 field goals in 21 minutes along with registering 4 assists, 4 rebounds and 2 steals ...

Aaron Moesch, a 6-foot-8, 200-pound forward from Green Bay Southwest High School, has opted to walk-on at the University of Wisconsin rather than accept a basketball scholarship to Michigan Tech.

Moesch averaged 18.4 points and 12.1 rebounds last season ...

Interesting stuff from Boston Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy: “Would you be surprised to learn that Jackie Robinson was a Republican who campaigned for Richard Nixon against John F. Kennedy in the 1960 presidential election? ... According to Team Marketing Report, Fenway Park is the most expensive day at the ballyard in big league baseball. A family of four can expect to fork over $337.80 for four tickets, two beers, two sodas, four hot dogs, parking, two programs, and two hats.” ...

HoopsAnalyst.com expert Ed Weiland regards Michigan point guard Trey Burke and center-forward Mitch McGary among the 10 best NBA draft prospects.

Weiland, a Norway High School grad also known as the uncle of Daily News staffer Nikki Younk, puts Kentucky center Nerlens Noel at top of his list. Burke stands third and McGary sixth.

“The strength of the draft remains the center position,” Weiland wrote. “There are a lot of promising centers in this draft.”

Weiland counts 14 center prospects who are “worthy of a first round pick.” Weiland says McGary “was the X-factor during the tournament that changed Michigan from a young, talented bunch to one of the best teams in the nation. Like his teammate Burke, he was a monster in 11 March games. Defense is still kind of weak, but everything else is solid.”

Burke will enter the NBA draft while McGary has not revealed his intentions ...

Charley Walters of the St. Paul Pioneer Press noted that “among the 106 players on the Frozen Four teams of St. Cloud State, Quinnipiac, UMass-Lowell and Yale, 78 are Americans.”

Kingsford’s Kevin Gravel, a St. Cloud defenseman, assisted on the Huskies’ lone goal in a 4-1 semifinal loss to Quinnipiac. Three quick goals put St. Cloud in a big hole.

“They came out hot,” Gravel told the St. Cloud Times. “The whole game they sent two guys (on an attack) and, obviously, in the first period, we didn’t really have an answer for it.” ...

From Lori Luna, daughter of the late all-star catcher Gus Triandos: “He would never say he was great. We just always knew he was great.” ...

 
 

 

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