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Scuttle leftovers, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013

January 12, 2013 - Burt Angeli
ScuttleBu(r)t ...

Pro football analyst Ron Jaworski rates the quarterbacks on his ESPN Insider blog.

Peyton Manning, Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady top the list. Bears’ Jay Cutler wound up 12th; Lions’ Matthew Stafford, 20th, and Vikings’ Christian Ponder, 23rd.

Jaworski quarterbacked the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl XV against the Oakland Raiders ...

From Sam Waterston, who portrays Charlie Skinner in HBO’s sensational “Newsroom” television series: “Call your parents once in a while. It’s really not that hard.” ...

Packers special teams coach Shawn Slocum is tough.

Slocum, according to the Milwaukee JournalSentinel, “loved football so much as a kid he once hid a broken arm from his father for a month to keep playing.” ...

Goodman-Pembine begins the 2013 high school softball season with Niagara, a first-year program. The Patriots and Badgers will meet two other times.

In baseball, Goodman-Pembine and Niagara are scheduled for two contests, with the first April 29 ...

BOOK MARKS ... May have to track down Dan Daly’s “The National Forgotten League.” That book examines pro football in the early days. Daly points out that “in 1942, Packers Coach Curly Lambeau kept his substitutes in the nice, warm locker room, instead of on the sideline in frigid Green Bay.” There’s also John “Bull” Doehring, a Chicago Bears quarterback in the 1930s, who could flip a football behind his back for more than 50 yards ...

After reading Douglas Brinkley’s “Cronkite” (Harper Collins), it got me to wondering why the late Ron Kramer, a writer and columnist for this newspaper for many years, compiled a story on the media legend. Anybody out there remember the piece and if Cronkite had a connection to this area? Couldn’t find one in the book’s 667 pages about the anchorman described as “solid as a mountain ... reliable as the sunrise.”

For complete book reviews, go to ironmountaindailynews.com and look under sections ...

May not hear much from Michigan next season if nationalchamps.net’s 2013 Top 25 poll holds true.

Wolverines can’t be found anywhere in the nationalchamps.net’s rankings. Alabama, of course, drew No. 1, followed by runner-up Stanford.

Notre Dame, fourth; Wisconsin, 18th, and Michigan State, 22nd, did make the top 25 ...

From Clay Travis, OutkickTheCoverage.com, on college football bowl wins by Stanford, Northwestern, Vanderbilt and Rice: "Revenge of the nerds."

And if like that one, Brad Dickson of the Omaha World Herald says, "I think it's just nice to see students from Stanford and Northwestern excelling outside of college week on 'Jeopardy!' " ...

From Dwight Perry, Seattle Times: Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens, 49, is returning to the saddle after a seven-year "retirement." “In keeping with the theme, he's limiting all his early rides to old gray mares.” ...

Michael Leahy, who wrote the thought-provoking "Should American Catholics cheer for old Notre Dame" in the Washington Post, says Notre Dame “is a place where greatness, reality and fable mingle, and few know where one ends and the others begin.” ...

ESPN college basketball expert Dick Vitale told Tim Staudt of the Lansing State Journal that he picks Michigan State for fourth in the Big Ten ...

John Smoltz, a former Major League Baseball ace, has come a long way from pitching in a Babe Ruth baseball state tournament at Kingsford’s Lodal Park.

Realtor.com shows Smoltz attempting to sell an 18-hole golf course, a fishing pond, sports courts and ballfields on a 22-acre manor in Milton, Ga. He’s asking $7.2 million ...

From Ironwood High School basketball star Adam Mackey, after torching Wakefield-Marenisco for 41 points: “After I missed that first one, I kept hitting a few. They kept going down. So I kept shooting them.” ...

 
 

 

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