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Scuttle leftovers, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014

February 8, 2014 - Burt Angeli
ScuttleBu(r)t ...

From late night TV host Conan O’Brien: “After seeing that Super Bowl commercial with the horse and puppy, my kids wouldn’t stop bugging me. So I caved and bought them a case of Bud.” ...

Highlight of listening to Kingsford-Calumet hockey was a kid throwing a boot on the ice.

I thought the Hindenburg went down again when a distressed Johnny Koehler wondered why the youngster’s parents would let this happen, especially during a Flivver power play ...

From Brad Dickson, Omaha.com: “Texas Ranger pitcher Derek Holland suffered a knee injury that may keep him out till midseason after tripping over his dog. That sounds like unbelievably bad luck, until you learn the dog's name is Wrigley.” ...

Big Ten men's basketball officials are paid $2,800 a game. Those at the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference receive $155 per game, according to Charley Walters of the St. Paul Pioneer Press ...

Robert Saleh, Northern Michigan University’s starting tight end for four seasons, works for the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks.

Saleh, in his second season with Seattle after six years with the Houston Texans, assists the defensive coordinator and works with the linebackers.

The Dearborn native has also coached at Central Michigan and Michigan State ...

Kuyper College of downstate Grand Rapids, coached by the incomparable Stan Jesky, stand sixth in the NCCAA Division 2 men’s basketball poll.

Jesky, a former Florence athletic director and coach, once earned NCCAA Midwest Region Coach of the Year.

"When you've got good kids, good things happen,” Jesky said. “It's an honor to be recognized, but the recognition goes to the hard work the kids have put into this season." ...

New Texas football coach Charlie Strong is laying down the law. A football player misses a class, “run until it hurts.” Miss two, the entire position runs. Miss three, the position coach runs ...

Norway High School grad Tom Mott took over the Ironwood boys basketball head coaching duties for the Red Devils’ 62-30 rout of Ontonagon.

“They all played hard,” said Mott, moving up from assistant with Pete Lewinski absent for a game. “They’ve been picking up their defense lately and that sparks the offense. I liked the way they played.”

Ironwood has lost just once this season ...

Betcha Iron River snowboarder Nick Baumgartner will look sharp in his U.S. Olympic gear.

However, the fashion critics aren’t crazy about the official USA athlete uniforms for the Sochi Olympics.

John Doyle, a television columnist at The Globe and Mail in Toronto, called the outfits an “eyesore.”

“Those knit patchwork cardigans, apparently the work of Ralph Lauren, are eye-poppingly awful,” Doyle wrote. “It appears the patches were attached to oversize cardigans by people unlucky to be both colorblind and uncoordinated.” ...

Eric Butorac, a 32-year-old Rochester, Minn., native who played D3 college tennis at Gustavus Adolphus, teamed with Raven Klaasen to take runner-up in the Australian Open men’s doubles.

"Unbelievable experience," said Butorac, who knocked off tennis greats Pat Rafter-Leyton Hewitt and the top-ranked Bryan brothers to reach the finals ...

ESPN college football experts Mel Kiper and Todd McShay expect the Packers to grab a defensive back with their first draft pick at No. 21. Kiper likes Louisville safety Calvin Pryor (6-2, 2-8) while McShay pegs Oklahoma State cornerback Justin Gilbert ...

Milwaukee JournalSentinel pro football scribe Bob McGinn ranked his top NFL quarterbacks since 1959. Joe Montana earned top spot, followed by Johnny Unitas and Tom Brady.

The U.P. Hall of Famer of Escanaba gave Bart Starr honorable mention while the likes of Donovan McNabb (No. 21) and Bert Jones (No. 24) made the list ...

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