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Scuttle leftovers, June 7, 2014

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

From the Boston Globe’s Kevin Cullen, on what our soldiers come home to: “A general populace that has paid more attention to "American Idol' than men and women who are the American ideal, those who put themselves in harm's way for their fellow citizens.” ...

Gary Knafelc, a Green Bay Packer end from 1954 to 1962, survived (barely) playing for Vince Lombardi. “I was in the Marine Corps for two years,” Knafelc told NFL Network. “That was a picnic compared to (a Lombardi) training camp.” ...

Tom Oates, Madison.com, on UW-Whitewater winning national championships in football, basketball and baseball: “The New York Times story said the odds of one school winning all three titles was 38 million-to-1. Whitewater reduced those odds in large part because everyone from the chancellor to the backup punter is on the same page. And that might be the most exciting part of all.” ...

Favorite expression of the late baseball legend Don Zimmer: “If you’re early, you’re never late.” ...

Sorry to see that former Ravens coach Brian Billick, according to the New York Daily News, will not be returning as a Fox Sports pro football game commentator ...

From Brad Dickson, Omaha.com: “At the ACC tournament, the bats of Maryland hitters were retrieved by a ‘bat dog.’ This is the first good reason for admitting Maryland to the Big Ten.”

From Mike Puma, New York Post: “No offense to Affirmed, but California Chrome is actually trying to become the first Triple Crown winner since Miguel Cabrera.” ...

From pitching guru Rick Peterson, according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe: "In 2003, there was one pitcher throwing 100 miles per hour- Billy Wagner. Now there's eight." ...

Jerzey, a golden retriever trained to sit with children and listen as they read, showed up recently at the Escanaba Public Library.

Sounds like a good job for our bulldog-mix Buttercup. That is if she finds the motivation to leave the couch ...

North Dickinson junior high basketball is in good hands with Carl Lemin, 80, and Dick Lindholm, 76, returning to coach next season.

Any questions, they can always turn to Ken Schultz for help ...

From Dwight Perry, Seattle Times: “Roger Federer's wife Mirka has given birth to twin boys — five years after they produced twin girls. Or as the feat is now known in pediatric circles: mixed doubles.” ...

Retired Green Bay Packer running back Bill Butler has donated his rare Vince Lombardi-era team blazer and basketball uniform to the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame.

“Basically, this coat and this basketball uniform have been hanging in my closet for 55 years,” Butler, a 1959 draft pick by the Packers, told the Green Bay Press-Gazette. “Now I don’t have to move it anymore, and if I want I can come up here and see it.” ...

From 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith, telling CSNBayArea.com he’s not worried the NFL might suspend him over his weapons and DUI troubles: “I can’t control that. I’m focused on staying focused.” ...

From Steve Simmons, Toronto Sun: “The top six OPS hitters in the American League are two Venezuelans, three Dominicans and a Cuban. Seventh is a Korean. Yep, America’s pastime.” ...

From Scott Ostler, San Francisco Chronicle, after a Raiders coach said draft pick Jason Tarver “can flip, move and run in space” if needed: “If linebacking doesn’t work out, Mack could be a hell of an astronaut.” ...

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