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ScuttleBu(r)t leftovers, May 11, 2013

May 10, 2013 - Burt Angeli
ScuttleBu(r)t ...

Former LSU star Tyrann “Honey Badger” Mathieu was a hot topic before the NFL draft. His drug problems had many teams concerned.

“He’s not that great a player,” one NFL personnel man told Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “Besides, we got enough guys on our team that smoke dope. Why do I want one that might be smoking it in his room the night before the game.” ...

From Boston Red Sox radio voice Sean Grande, talking to the Boston Globe : “If you’re a play-by-play announcer, baseball on the radio is your Shakespeare. If you can do it and do it well, then you can do anything.” ...

Chicago Bears first-round pick Kyle Long has 11-inch hands, largest of any player in the NFL Draft ...

Looks like easy money with Vegas listing the Packers at 12-1 to win the Super Bowl. Bears, 38-1; Vikings, 50-1, and Lions, 55-1, round out the NFC North. The 49ers (6-to-1) are favored ...

From Boston Globe baseball expert Nick Cafardo: “The use of pine tar by pitchers is widespread and acceptable as long as it’s not openly visible to the other team and the umpires.” ...

From Brad Dickson, Omaha World Herald: “The NFL Thanksgiving Day lineup consists of Lions-Packers, Raiders-Cowboys and Steelers-Ravens. Which means there’s an excellent chance we’ll get to give thanks for all of our blessings by watching a player bite someone’s nose off.” ...

Crivitz, with four state qualifiers back including state champion pole vaulter Jake Wiedemeier, expects to challenge Peshtigo and Suring for the M&O Conference boys track title.

“I think that we could be in the running if everything goes right,” Crivitz coach and Iron River native Glen Treado told The EagleHerald ...

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

 
 
 

 

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