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Scuttle leftovers, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013

August 4, 2013 - Burt Angeli
ScuttleBu(r)t ...

Look for sophomore Joel Stave to win the Wisconsin quarterbacking job, according to Tom Dienhart of BTN.com. Stave and three others are after the No. 1 spot. “Stave doesn’t have the best arm, speed or athletic ability among the competitors, but he’s the best total package,” Dienhart wrote. “And Stave’s experience is key for an offense that needs to augment a passing game that ranked last (111th in the nation) in passing in 2012.” ...

Green Bay’s back-up quarterback? Milwaukee JournalSentinel beat writer Tyler Dunne likes B.J. Coleman.

“During organized team activities, (Coach Mike) McCarthy praised Graham Harrell's development and noted that while Coleman was progressing, he still needed work,” Dunne wrote. “That could be Coach Motivating Player 101. Coleman's superior arm is evident. In one blitz drill, he completed a pair of difficult, tight-window throws on the run.” ...

If the Milwaukee Brewers want third baseman Casey McGehee back, they can find him with the Japanese Baseball League’s Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles. The Crew could use his Golden Eagles’ numbers — .292 batting average with 18 homers and 55 RBIs ...

Michigan and Michigan State don’t want a night football game involving the two schools. Ditto for the varsity teams from Iron Mountain and Kingsford.

““We don’t think it’s a good idea, from our perspective – the nature of that rivalry and the intensity of it,” U-M athletic director Dave Brandon said. “When you put that on at prime-time and give everybody all day long to gear up for it, I know hosting that at Michigan Stadium, we think that’s probably taking it a step further than it needs to go.” I would expect similar reasoning from Twin City high school officials ...

Tim Dahlberg of The Associated Press, on the Milwaukee Brewers’ Ryan Braun or Fraud: “Braun has his money, too, and he'll keep getting it even if he never plays another inning or hits another home run. He signed a deal a few months before being caught the first time, and the pay is staggering. He got $10 million just to sign and will be making an average of $21 million a year by the time it ends in 2020.

“And you thought juicing didn't pay? In Braun's case the $3 million he loses in pay this year is nothing. It's like robbing a bank filled with bags of cash and being told everything will be OK if you return a couple rolls of nickels.” ...

Looks like a .500 season for the Bears, according to Chicago Sun-Times columnist Rick Morrissey: “With a new coach, Marc Trestman, and a new offensive attack, the Bears figure to struggle for a while when they have the ball. I see 8-8. You should, too.”

From TNT’s Conan O’Brien, on reports that LeBron James won’t be a member of the next U.S. Olympic basketball team: “LeBron said he won’t play for any country that has less money than he does.”

From basketball great Julius Erving: “Being a professional is doing the things you love to do, on the days you don’t feel like doing them.” ...

 
 

 

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