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Scuttle leftovers, March 9, 2013

March 11, 2013 - Burt Angeli
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From Brad Dickson, Omaha World Herald: “During qualifying for the Ladies Australian Open, Swedish golfer Daniela Holmqvist used a tee to dig out venom from a spider bite on her ankle and continued play. All of a sudden Willis Reed limping onto the court during the 1970 NBA Finals doesn’t seem that impressive.” ...

From Vanderbilt coach Kevin Stallings, via Seth Davis of Sports Illustrated: "We can only try to control how we play. Heck, we don't even do that very well." ...

From Bob Knight’s new book “The Power of Negative Thinking: An Unconventional Approach to Achieving Positive Results:” “I did have a player who made the sign of the cross before every free throw. I told him to quit it — not because the act offended me; he was a lousy shooter and I told him he was giving the church a bad name.” ...

What happened to Wisconsin in the weight room? At the recent NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis, center Travis Frederick managed 21 reps on the bench and running back Montee Ball also struggled with 15 ...

Tom Hager’s “The Ultimate Book of March Madness: The Players, Games and Cinderellas that Captivated a Nation” ranks the best 100 games of the NCAA men’s Division 1 basketball tournament. At No. 64, Michigan State holding off UW-Green Bay 60-58 in 1991. Tommy Izzo was an Spartan assistant back then ...

Jim Brunzell, a favorite from my days watching pro wrestling, will be inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame July 12-13 in Waterloo, Iowa. Brunzell, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, will receive the Frank Gotch Award as a former professional wrestling star who teamed with Greg Gagne to form the "High Flyers." ...

From Boston Globe baseball expert Nick Cafardo, on Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton: “One AL executive makes a good point: never rule out the Tigers as a major player for Stanton when the time comes. Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski has strong ties to the Marlins from his time with them. He also appears to have the chips in third baseman/outfielder Nick Castellanos, outfielder Avisail Garcia, righty Rick Porcello, and others.” ...

From Lansing State Journal columnist Tim Staudt: “If Michigan State’s offensive coordinator story leaves you wondering about the fall, to me what’s more significant is the caliber of the players on the field. Skilled position veterans like Le’Veon Bell and Dion Sims are off to the NFL and their losses will not be easy to make up. So if the challenges to produce a high-0powered offense last fall seemed like a tall order, more of the same might be in store in 2013 as well. The schedule dumbs down a bit so maybe that will help any new players have some success.” ...

Stock car racer Danica Patrick, comparing the food on her bus to boyfriend-driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr.: "Mine has more food. I cook breakfast, eggs and oatmeal, toast, things like that. Fruit ... chicken, steak, salmon, veggies. And I have all the rices and beans. All the stuff you need. All the spices, knives, cutting boards. "All he's got is Sweet Tarts, cereal and Chips Ahoy." ...

 
 

 

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