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Scuttle leftovers, Dec. 29, 2012

December 30, 2012 - Burt Angeli
ScuttleBu(r)t ...

Green Bay, with receiver Jordy Nelson and three running backs on the injured list, still registered 55 points against Tennessee. Responded cornerback Alterraun Verner: “Imagine if they played. They would have put 70 against us.” ...

From Dwight Perry, Seattle Times: “A group of Italian chefs have baked the world's largest pizza — 131 feet in diameter and weighing 51,000 pounds. Wondered Tony Siragusa: "Can I get that to go?" ...

Eric Dickerson, asked by the Houston Chronicle if he’s pulling for the Vikings' Adrian Peterson to break his one-season NFL rushing record: “All these guys who say, 'I don't mind my record being broken,' they are a bunch of liars. Even if you go back to junior high school and you're the jump-rope champion, you want to hold on to that record." ...

From ESPN college football analyst Lou Holtz: "Getting down inside the 10-yard line and not scoring a touchdown is like reaching a par 5 in golf in two and then six-putting." ...

A 16-year-old tennis phenom, described as the next Serena Williams for her power and physique, “blends deft volleys and delicate drop shots with a sorcerer’s spin to be successful.”

Karen Crouse of the New York Times could have been describing John or Connie from our City Park tennis circuit but she was referring to Taylor Townsend in a recent feature ...

I supposed this may not pass for typical Christmas Eve entertainment, but yours truly was fixed on the NFL Network’s “Ice Bowl” program. Ol’ Scuttle was there for the frigid 1967 Packers-Cowboys championship game, cheering on the Pack with my dad, Bay’; brother, Chris; Aldo Tarsi, and Nard Nocerini. My feet are still cold ...

From Bob McGinn, Milwaukee JournalSentinel pro football scribe and U.P. Hall of Famer, on struggling Packers kicker Mason Crosby: “Mason Crosby is great on onside kicks, good on kick-offs, tackles well, is a class act and makes a ton of money, Otherwise, he’s a mess.”

Ed Graney, Las Vegas Review-Journal, on the UNLV Rebels’ defensive backs: “They couldn’t cover a newborn with a blanket.” ...

Just got a chance to see Iron Mountain’s Steve Mariucci join Oakland Raiders fullback Marcel Reece and celebrity chef Guy Fieri at Johnny Garlic’s in Dublin, Calif.

NFL Network caught the trio talking football and cooking in the kitchen of Fieri’s restaurant. Fieri, who called Mariucci a legend, hosts the Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.”

Mariucci continues to be a standout analyst for the NFL Network ...

Battle of defense-minded teams Saturday, Dec. 29, when Michigan State meets TCU in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl in Tempe, Ariz.

Noted John Marshall of The Associated Press: “The calling card for these two teams are their defenses. First one to six points doesn’t exactly get us jazzed up.” ...

The Mining Journal’s season-ending report on Kingsford’s Josh Droese, a senior linebacker at Northern Michigan University: “Droese began the year battling injuries. But he worked his way back into the starting lineup by the midway point of the season to finish with 45 solo tackles.” ..

 
 
 

 

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