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Scuttle leftovers, July 28, 2012

July 29, 2012 - Burt Angeli
Jay Tollefson, the West De Pere (Wis.) High School star with ties to the Tollefson family from Crystal Falls, has been named the Green Bay Press-Gazette’s area male athlete of the year. Tollefson spearheaded West De Pere’s Division 3 state football championship and earned all-league catcher for the Bay Conference kings. The 5-foot-11 Tollefson expects to play quarterback at Northern Michigan University. “He’s going to make it (at quarterback),” Mosinee offensive coordinator Tom Fitzgerald told The De Pere Journal. “He’s tough mentally, he’s a great athlete, he’s going to work hard, and he’s smart. He’ll be fine.” ...

Zach Parise, who recently signed a $98 million, 13-year free-agent contract with the Minnesota Wild, played three seasons (ages 15-17) at Shattuck-St. Mary's in Faribault, Minn. Ol’ Scuttle spent three summers at Shattuck or reform school in my case. One forgettable night was breaking into Shattuck’s ice arena and goofing around ...

Former Green Bay Packer receiver Bill Schroeder will pass on the “The Lambeau Heap,” a one-pound barbecue-bacon-curd burger, fries and vanilla milkshake served up at Lambeau Field’s Curly’s Pub. “No way in the world, I’m not a big eater,” Schroeder, once represented by Iron Mountain attorney-agent John Perla, told the Press-Gazette ...

NFL leaders in player arrests since 2000, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune: Vikings, 39; Bengals, 37; Broncos, 34; Titans, 30, and Jaguars, 27 ...

From Mike Lupica, New York Daily News: “It is nice to know that in a country where you are not allowed to buy all the prescription meds that you want, anytime you want, that there is no safeguard against somebody like James Holmes buying up enough ammo to invade British Columbia.” ...

From Brad Dickson, Omaha World-Herald: “The Kansas City Chiefs are holding a contest where the winner gets to be a sideline reporter for an exhibition game. That's crazy. In order to be a sideline reporter, you need years of ... well, you have to know ... hey, good luck to everyone!” ...

From late night TV host Conan O’Brien: "Even though the Olympics take place during Ramadan, some Muslim athletes said they will not fast during games. Then, after sampling the British food, they said, on second thought, fasting sounds good." ...

 
 

 

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