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ScuttleBurt leftovers, Sept. 8, 2012

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

Bob and Maren Retzlaff of Tomah, Wis., will drive their Packer-decorated horse carriage some 200 miles to Lambeau Field on Sunday.

“Going out there at such a nice pace, you let the world go by,” Bob Retzlaff told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “Most people are nice. Only five percent will say ‘Get your horse off the road.’ They’re probably Bears fans.” ...

The stuff you learn from “Grip” or also known as Wisconsin’s finest columnist not named Bob McGinn: Trent Brown, son of 1977 Niagara High School grad Patty (Olson), plays Division 1 soccer at West Point. Brown, a senior from La Crosse, Wis., tallied an assist in the Cadets’ 3-0 shutout of Air Force to start the season. Army (2-2-2) meets nationally-ranked Louisville today ...

At least Michigan’s band showed up in Dallas for the football game with Alabama. The seven-man tuba contingent included Quinnesec’s Darin Martin, 2011 Daily News Student of the Year ...

Note to the Deuter gang on their next Chicago dining experience: Honey 1 BBQ, near Wicker Park and Bucktown, serves up a huge plate of rib tips, white bread and fries for $6.99 ...

From Dwight Perry, Seattle Times: “For those of you who think building a $60 million high-school football palace in Allen, Texas, is a bit over the top, they did hold the line at 38 feet wide on the stadium's high-def video screen.” ...

Lansing sportscaster and State Journal columnist Tim Staudt, on the Michigan State men’s basketball schedule showing one game against Big Ten lightweights Illinois, Iowa, Northwestern and Penn State while others play them twice” It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that the Spartans play a tougher schedule than others in the league.” ...

Tyus Jones, standout point guard from Minnesota’s Apple Valley High School, has scheduled recruiting visits next month to Kentucky, North Carolina and Duke. Jones has already checked out East Lansing. “Michigan State remains in serious contention for the 6-foot-1, 171-pounder,” Saint Paul Pioneer Press reported ...

Draftheadquarters.com, just a bit ahead of things, predicts the Green Bay Packers will draft Wisconsin’s Montee Ball with the 31st choice in the first round of the 2013 National Football League draft ...

Seattle’s Russell Wilson (just under 5-feet-11) is just the ninth quarterback under 6 feet to play in the NFL since 1970,Wall Street Journal reported ...

John "House" Taylor, a 6-11, 500-pound D-lineman for the semipro Central Penn Piranha, telling Harrisburg's WHP-TV the secret to blocking him: "You got to catch me moving in one direction." ...

Michigan Tech volleyball recruit Jacqueline Aird stands 5 feet, 4 inches tall “on good day.”

Noted Tech coach Matt Jennings of the libero-defensive specialist from Chicago volleyball powerhouse Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School: “She’ll run through a wall for you and come back and ask to do it again.” ...

 
 

 

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