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Scuttle leftovers, Saturday, Sept. 1

September 2, 2012 - Burt Angeli
ScuttleBu(r)t ...

Double trouble for Baldwyn (Miss.) High School. Baldwyn, in the process of blowing a 27-7 halftime lead and losing to rival Booneville 28-27, left the field when a skunk showed up ...

Brad Dickson, Omaha (Neb.) World-Herald, on Allen, Texas, building a $60 million high school football stadium: "Because it's Texas, this could be the practice field." ...

WIKB broadcaster Gary Scalcucci counted 45 steps to reach the towering St. Ignace football stadium pressbox Saturday. Noted Wykons coach Mike Berutti upon his arrival for a postgame interview: “And I'm scared of heights.” The Wykons held off Pittsford in 90-plus degree temperatures. “We hope the cool weather and frost comes in,” Berutti said. “That's the Wykons best friend.” ...

Good seats for all Vikings games are available, according to Minneapolis Star Tribune columnist Sid Hartman, and that also goes for those with the Packers and Bears ...

From CBS late night host David Letterman’s questions to ask yourself before paying $300 for a pair of sneakers: “Will these make me 'LeBron' or 'LeBroke'?" ...

Mixed results in John Novara’s football opener. Novara’s Portland Raiders thumped Ovid-Elsie 39-14 but starting quarterback Tanner Allison left the game in the first quarter with a right hip injury. No immediate word on Allison’s status for the future. “He’s a heck of a football player for us,” Novara, an Iron Mountain grad, told the Lansing State Journal ...

Detroit News’ Lynn Henning told Lansing sportscaster-columnist Tim Staudt that Alabama’s victory will be a “massacre and a bloodbath” for Michigan. By boys in Vegas like Alabama by 13.5 points in tonight’s game. “Power Sweep,” a betting publication, points out that since 1999 the national champ from the previous year is 13-0, with an average win of 45-13, in the season opener ...

Former Michigan State star and NFL official Dean Look, age 73, recorded his first hole-in-one at downstate Williamston’s Brookshire course. Look and Bill Carollo, another former NFL official, enjoyed attending the Izzo-Mariucci Classic fund-raisers in Iron Mountain ..

My latest “can’t miss” TV show is “Copper,” a BBC America drama at 9 p.m. Sunday. “The mean streets of Civil War-era New York come alive,” Parade magazine reported. Remember HBO’s “Deadwood” from a few years back? Same old-time flavor ...

 
 

 

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