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Scuttle leftovers, May 4, 2013

May 3, 2013 - Burt Angeli
ScuttleBu(r)t ...

The 12-team Big Ten Conference, notes Patrick Reusse of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, had 22 players selected in the NFL draft, the lowest since an 11-team conference had 21 selected in 1994. The Big Ten is now on a five-draft streak without having a player taken in the top 10 ...

Just a .500 season for Dallas, with the NFL Cowboys finishing 8-8, NBA Mavericks, 41-41, and NHL Stars, 22-22-4 ...

From Brad Dickson, Omaha (Neb.) World-Herald, after the Packers signed linebacker Clay Matthews and his flowing locks to a new contract: "It's a five-year deal, so it'll take Matthews all the way to his next haircut." ...

From Dwight Perry, Seattle Times: “The 12-team Big Ten is realigning its maligned Leaders and Legends setup, replacing it with East and West divisions. So now that they've finally aced geography, maybe they can move on to math.”

From former USC and Vikings star tackle Ron Yary, to Charley Walters of the St. Paul Pioneer Press: "Offensive linemen, of all the positions, are the most team-oriented. If you're not team-oriented in the foxhole, if you don't fight for the guy next to you, you don't make it as an offensive lineman. Most other positions aren't like that. Offensive linemen have to stick together to succeed.”

Bovada Las Vegas line lists the Red Wings at 28-1 to win win the Stanley Cup ...

From Maryland wide receiver and Packers draft Kevin Dorsey, on going to Green Bay: “A place a true football player would want to be.” ...

There’s talk of a college football game at Lambeau Field, with Wisconsin and LSU colliding in 2014 ...

UCLA defensive end Datone Jones, first-round draft choice of the Green Bay Packers, said the late great Reggie White “played only one way, with maniacal effort and complete hunger.” Noted Reggie Hayes, Fort Wayne News Sentinel: “Any defensive player who uses the word maniacal is the kind of defensive player you want.” ...

Dakota County (Minn.) Technical College men’s basketball coach Jay Pivec recorded his 600th victory this season. Dakota lost two of three games this season against Ironwood’s Gogebic Community College ...

Bob Molinaro of the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot, on Kentucky's latest basketball recruiting class touted as the greatest of all time: "May I disagree? The greatest recruiting class consisted of Lew Alcindor all by himself." ...

ESPN’s Dick Vitale, after Michigan State’s 6-foot-10 Adreian Payne announced his decision to return for his senior season, made the Spartans the No. 2 team in the country behind Kentucky ...

I’m on this kick to read the Boston Globe, and columnist Kevin Cullen really gives newspapers a good name ...

From Conan O’Brien, White House Correspondents Association dinner speaker and Boston native: “It’s really pretty simple -- if you’re going to pick on a city, don’t pick one where 9 out of 10 people are related to a cop.” ...

From Virgil in Robert B. Parker’s “Ironhorse” by Robert Knott: “Luck most often is accompanied with knowing what you’re doing.” ...

Three pretty fair baseball minds — John LaCourt, Bob Berglin and Bill Wickman — are helping Dan Koller with the Stephenson club team. LaCourt is working with the pitchers, Wickman is a former Wausaukee High School coach and Berglin is one of the best ever to play in the Wishigan League ...

 
 
 

 

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