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ScuttleBurt leftovers, June 9, 2012

June 9, 2012 - Burt Angeli
ScuttleBu(r)t ...

George "The Animal" Steele, one of my pro wrestling favorites, threw out the first pitch for a Rochester (N.Y.) Red Wings minor league baseball game. Before that happened, the 75-year-old chewed the cover off the baseball. That isn’t all surprising since “The Animal” liked to munch on turnbuckles and spit out the stuffing in his wrestling matches ...

There’s no question John Vrancic of The Daily Press (Escanaba) is the premier track & field journalist in the U.P. But Steve Brownlee of The Mining Journal (Marquette) may be ready to challenge. Brownlee interviewed Superior Central star Lauren Spranger while she took a cool-down walk around the field ...

From pop singer and golf novice Britney Spears: "I really like being outdoors, and there's something cool about whizzing around on a golf cart with ice-cold beers. I even have a golf outfit, which I like to wear." …

From 41-year-old Detroit Lions kicker Jason Hanson, talking to the Free Press after working out with the defensive backs: "I feel like I'm in good shape, I feel like I can move. But I'm definitely playing the position I should be playing." ...

Regina Miller, who guided Illinois-Chicago women’s basketball to 18 wins in her first season, “has a bunch of Tom Izzo instructional videos” in her South Loop high-rise, according to Ron Kantowski of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Not sure if I’ever seen an instructional video from the Iron Mountain grad and Michigan State coach. Although I have witnessed a couple clinics ...

 
 

 

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