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Scuttle leftovers, Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013

August 17, 2013 - Burt Angeli
ScuttleBu(r)t ...

Just how bad was Jay Cutler last season? According to the Total Quarterback Rating, Bears quarterback ranked 20th in the NFL. At No. 19 was Dolphins ace Ryan Tannehill ...

Packers defensive back Jarrett Bush enters the season with a 91-game playing streak. Escanaba’s Bob McGinn, U.P. Hall of Famer and Milwaukee JournalSentinel pro football scribe, examined Bush’s extraordinary work ethic in a story this week.

"I do this (extra) every day but I'm not in it for people noticing," said Bush, who continues to work out after practice ends. "It's what I take pride in, and it pays off in the end and helps us win football games.

"I just try to be the best person I can and work hard. That's what my pops and mom instilled in me. That's what I'm going to continue to do until all 32 teams tell me no." ....

Jerry Palm of CBSSports.com has predicted this season’s college football bowl games. It doesn’t look good for 1641 Parkview (MSU) and USC John to be attending the same bowl game via a bus ticket from yours truly.

Palm forecasts USC and Fresno State meeting Dec. 21 in the Maaco Las Vegas Bowl. Michiga State? The Spartans and Ole Miss will clash in the Gator Bowl.

By the way, Palm sees a New Year’s Day Rose Bowl with Michigan and Stanford ...

Henrik Stenson wore a BOSS shirt in the PGA golf tournament. So is the Swede sponsored by Hugo Boss or BOSS Snowplow of Iron Mountain? ...

From Nick Cafardo, Boston Globe: “It will be interesting to see how the Detroit Tigers handle shortstop Jhonny Peralta when he’s eligible to return for the final three games of the regular season. Do they do what Brian Sabean and the Giants did with Melky Cabrera last season and say “Thanks but no thanks” in the playoffs? The Tigers have moved on to their future shortstop, Jose Iglesias. Peralta will be a free agent.” ...

Predictionmachine.com figures the Packers to lose their season opener to the 49ers (31-27) and win the next 15 games.

Another computer, The Predictalator, ran 50,000 simulations of the upcoming the NFL season, with the Packers winning the Super Bowl in 10.5 percent of them.

Sorry, I’m sticking with Mel McKinney, the Las Vegas sports authority, when it comes to picking football games ...

For 10 straight years, according to the Boston Globe, a team that finished last in its division has won the division the following season.

Detroit (4-12) finished last in 2012. The chances of Detroit winning the NFC North? “Very likely” says the Globe ...

Looking to avoid another Boston Marathon tragedy, Paavo Nurmu Marathon officials stepped up security for last week’s race in Hurley, Wis.. Runners used a clear plastic bag to carry belongings ...

From Brad Dickson, Omaha World Herald: “The NCAA is investigating Johnny Manziel for allegedly being paid to sign autographs after he arrived in Miami to watch the BCS national championship game with his personal assistant. A college freshman with a personal assistant? How about investigating that?” ...

Offensive tackles top next year’s draft list for NFL.com senior analyst Gil Brandt. Brandt, a former chief executive with the Dallas Cowboys, ranks Jake Matthews of Texas A&M (6-5, 310) and Taylor Lewan of Michigan (6-7, 315) as the best prospects.

“Lewan runs the 40-yard dash in 5.2 seconds, and while he doesn't have real long arms (33.5 inches), he is very smart and athletic,” Brandt wrote ...

Drew Magary of Deadspin.com wasn’t very nice in assessing the Chicago Bears and new coach Marc Trestman.

From what I can print, Magary wrote that “Trestman has floated the idea of running a read option with Jay Cutler. Have you SEEN Jay Cutler run? Old men blocking the grocery store aisle move with more urgency.” ...

Former West Iron County head coach Joe Kuklenski remains on the Gogebic Miners high school staff. The Bessemer-Wakefield co-op drew 47 players to the first practice at mammoth Massie Field ...

From late night TV host Conan O’Brien: “Brigham Young University has been named the top sober school in America for the 16th year in a row. The students celebrated by having the worst party ever.” ...

 
 
 

 

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