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ScuttleBu(r)t leftovers, Oct. 20, 2012

October 20, 2012 - Burt Angeli
ScuttleBu(r)t ...

Renee (Queen of the Kitchen) Pollard’s hospitality room at the Norway Invitational jayvee volleyball tournament? Simply marvelous! ...

Referee Mark Ayotte, who grew up in Negaunee, is about to begin a ninth season with the National Basketball Association. The 48-year-old worked in the WNBA (four years) and CBA (three) before making the big time ...

Will Michigan end its four-year slide against Michigan State today?

Stewart Mandel of SI.com and, I’m sure, “Joggin’ Jake” Jacobs like the Wolverines by 22-17.

“The Spartans' defense has suffocated Denard Robinson the past two years, and there's no reason to believe this season will be any different,” Mandel wrote. “But now the Wolverines boast a top-10 defense of their own, while Michigan State is struggling to generate any offense outside of running back Le'Veon Bell.” ...

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, notes Gregg Drinnan of the Kamloops (B.C.) Daily News, “at 38 years of age led both leagues in infield hits with 40." ...

Calvin Johnson Fan Club may not appreciate Vikings coach Leslie Frazier calling Arizona’s Larry Fitzgerald the best receiver in the NFL ...

Yippee-ki-yay, you bet I’m excited about a fifth “Die Hard” movie with Bruce Willis coming out in February ...

From Marinette EagleHerald sportswriter Tom (Richie) Kaeser, after Menominee waxed Marquette 42-7: “Step in the path of Menominee when its driving for a playoff berth and you end up with Maroon tread marks all over your back.”

Those Maroons are catching up in the M&M Game, mauling the Marines 48-26 last week to make the series 50-49-7 ...

Sports Broadcasting Act of 1961, according to Greg A. Bedard of the Boston Globe, prohibits the National Football League from holding games on Friday or Saturday (until the college football regular season is over) ...

From the late college football authority Beano Cook: "You only have to bat a thousand in two things — flying and heart transplants. Everything else, you can go 4 for 5." ...

From Drew Sharp, Detroit Free Press: “The Big Ten championship is worthless this (football) season from a national perspective.” ...

Mick McCabe, Detroit Free Press, with advice for parents: “Lighten up! Seriously, lighten up! There are two things every parent must know and accept or this could be a long year for everyone involved. First, your kid is not as good as you think. Second, your kid's coach isn't as stupid as you think.” ...

From Nick Cafardo’s Boston Globe baseball column: Detroit and six other teams are good possibilities for troubled Texas Rangers star Josh Hamilton ... Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder was hit by a pitch 17 times this season. He shared the league high with Kevin Youkilis and Carlos Quentin ...

Homestead (Wis.) and coach Dave Keel chalked up a 12th straight North Shore Conference football championship this season. The Flivvers and Highlanders squared off from 2003 to 2008.

Kingsford has one opening on the 2013 schedule. La Crosse (Wis.) Central Coach Tony Servais said the mid-September game at Flivver Field was a one-year deal ...

 
 
 

 

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