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Scuttle Leftovers

August 31, 2014 - Burt Angeli
ScuttleBu(r)t ...

If you can make it to Oshkosh tonight (Aug. 31), actor-musician Jeff Daniels and the Ben Daniels Band perform at the Grand Opera House.

Daniels, 59, absolutely fabulous in his “The Newsroom” (HBO) role, promises to do the “Big Bay Shuffle” at the shows.

The Michigan resident, talking to Shane Nyman of the Appleton Post Crescent, came across the “Big Bay Shuffle” at the U.P.’s Lumberjack Tavern some 36 years ago ...

Green Bay Packers, from 1960-63, were dominant on both sides of the ball, notes the Boston Globe. Packers outscored opponents by a whopping 13 points per game ...

I’ve asked plenty of questions in my travels during the football preseason. I also got one from a coach that drew a chuckle: “How come Caddyshack is so funny and Caddyshack II is so bad?”

After some thought, the first golf flick had Bill Murray and Rodney Dangerfield. The second didn’t have the star power ...

Riley Thomson takes the West Iron County quarterback reins with the graduation of Andrew Peterson.

Riley is the son of WIC superintendent and defensive coordinator Chris Thomson, a pretty fair quarterback during his Marquette High School days. Is Riley a better quarterback than his dad?

“Without a doubt,” WIC head coach Mike Berutti said with a big grin ...

Manistique Emeralds head coach Todd Kangas called the offseason frustrating.

“We made the playoffs in 2012 and went 1-8 last year, but we were just as competitive. We lost so many close games, five of them by less than a touchdown," Kangas told Keith Shelton of The Daily Press. "You reverse those and the whole perspective of the season is different. I think we have to address that it comes down to a bunch of little things that make the difference. I think there's some hunger, but until we get onto the field, it's hard to see how we're going to react."

Kangas says Iron Mountain will be “will be much improved.” ...

A successful young quarterback? It’s more about mental aptitude than physical, according to Ben Volin of the Boston Globe.

“You can be bright, but if you don’t have mental quickness, you’re going to have a hard time being a good NFL quarterback,” said former Cowboys executive Gil Brandt ...

Former West Iron County head coach Joe Kuklinski assists the Gogebic Miners football program. Thirty-nine players from the Bessemer-Wakefield co-op turned out for the first day of practice ...

If Packer Night had gone as planned, the 2013 highlights video shown would have been “The Next Man Up.” That was Coach Mike McCarthy’s slogan when injuries hampered the Packers last season.

“Packer Night,” sponsored by Sound North and Recreation Lanes, was cancelled when back surgery benched retired linebacker Mike Hunt.

Hunt is on the road to recovery and looking forward to the 2015 Packer Night, according to coordinator Mike Caruso ...

 
 

 

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