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Scuttle leftovers, Oct. 19

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

From the late Minnesota Golden Gophers halfback Pinky McNamara: “If you can't beat them, don't schedule them." ...

From Chicago media personality Chet Coppock, once heard in these parts: “Aaron Rodgers is special. Jay Cutler is still waiting to win his first big game.”

Western U.P. radio legend Harry Rizzie, 85, passed away earlier this month. I always looked forward to the get-togethers after the All-U.P. meetings in Escanaba. Never a dull moment with Harry around ...

Brian Burke, president of the Calgary Flames, on fighting in the NHL: “I will personally challenge anyone who wants to get rid of fighting to a fight.”

So much for watching Tommy Izzo and Michigan State basketball in Negaunee. Negaunee City Council, hoping to make the cable television system more sustainable, decided to raise rates by $5 and drop the Big Ten Network ...

New Northern Michigan University coach Bill Sall, taking a different approach than his predecessor Doug “My Way Or The Highway” Lewis, has invited former Wildcat basketball players to a practice session and cookout Saturday. Gestures like this can only help the program ...

Detroit Red Wings pocket schedules are available at The Daily News. Thanks to “Chris T,” godson of an area radio personality, for getting them here. The Wings can be heard on U.P. radio stations in Houghton, Escanaba, Newberry and Sault Ste. Marie ...

From Boston Globe baseball expert Nick Cafardo, on Detroit Tigers pitching ace Max Scherzer: “Despite reports by CBS Sports and speculation in the Detroit media, I don’t buy that Scherzer could be traded this offseason. Yes, the Tigers are trying to make room for Drew Smyly in the rotation, but at Scherzer’s expense? Scott Boras is Scherzer’s agent, and he may take it all the way to free agency after the 2014 season. But Boras has a good relationship with owner Mike Ilitch, so the Tigers would be in the driver’s seat. Regardless, the Tigers would have another year with Scherzer, so why not see if he can repeat this year’s performance? The Tigers have a window to win, and that window is through 2014.” ...

Central Michigan University’s season football ticket sales (3,809) are at their lowest point since 2006, points out Tim Staudt of the Lansing State Journal ...

From Scott Ostler, San Francisco Chronicle, on young hockey star Tomas Hertl: “The (San Jose) Sharks’ keen, green, teen goal machine is the only guy in the NHL who is missing his front teeth because they haven’t come in yet.” ...

When I heard Loyola (Chicago) was coming to Norway for softball, I immediately thought it was the popular 16-inch game. During my St. Norbert College days, the Chicago gang brought 16-inch softball (no gloves) to DePere.

Michigan Tech, with Norway’s Danielle Bjorkman, plays Loyola on Saturday in the usual fastpitch variety ...

Norway’s Jim Bal couldn’t find much better umpiring hand-me-downs than those of Don Benzie.

Benzie gave away his baseball gear and Bal gladly accepted. Don’s umping background includes those volatile Felch-Channing baseball games ...

A&W Restaurants offered the 85-cent Greg Jennings burger deal last season. With Jennings off to Minnesota, the Green Bay Packers wide receiver promotion has now been passed to Jordy Nelson.

If Nelson (No. 87 in your program) scores on Sunday, the “Jordy Burger” will be sold for 87 cents on Monday. Understand the A&W in Oconto sold a thousand burgers after Nelson grabbed a touchdown pass against the Ravens on Sunday.

Jordy Burger consists of a bun, 100-percent U.S. beef patty, cheese, lettuce, pickles and A&W’s signature Papa Sauce ...

Need more Scuttle? Please check my blog at ironmountaindailynews.com, and there’s also Facebook and Twitter ...

 
 
 

 

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