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Scuttle leftovers, March 8, 2014

March 8, 2014 - Burt Angeli
ScuttleBu(r)t ...

From the late football coach Gail Andrew (Bum) Phillips, via Readers Digest: “Two kinds of players who ain’t worth a damn: One that never does what he’s told and the other that does nothing except what he’s told.” ...

From Westborough High School athletic trainer Sarah Carver, telling the Boston Globe about her appreciation for football: “The courage it takes and the literal difficulty of the things you have to do — it’s like no other sport. It’s such a great sport, but try to explain it to a wife or mother is going to be difficult.” ...

Jim McConaughey, father of Oscar winner Matthew (Alright, Alright, Alright) McConaughey, was a 1953 draft pick of the Green Bay Packers. However, there’s no record of Jim McConaughey playing in the regular season ...

When Mark Simon says “North Dickinson is a shooting culture,” wonder who ranks first among Nordic shooters for the Stephenson girls basketball coach? ...

Laci Peterson put on a show at the NCCAA Division 2 Midwest Regional women’s basketball tournament at Dunbar, Wis.

The senior center from Chillicothe, Ill., led the Maranatha Baptist University Crusaders past Grace Bible College, 72-68, for the regional crown.

Peterson, according to the NCCAA, accumulated 27 points, 12 rebounds, five blocks, and shot 88 percent from the free throw line when the Crusaders rallied past the Tigers.

For the regional weekend, Peterson averaged 21 points, 9 rebounds, and shot 50 percent from the field ...

Football coach Duffy Daugherty, in his final season (1972) with Michigan State, made $29,400. That’s according to Tim Staudt of the Lansing State Journal and Big Ten historian Mike Pearson.

That’s a couple bucks more than current Spartans football coach Mark Dantonio at $3.6 million ...

Rob Pelinka, who once attended a Gus Macker basketball tournament in Iron Mountain, played on Michigan’s 1989 national championship team. Has that season been forgotten?

“Maybe a little bit,” Pelinka, now an NBA agent, told the Detroit Free Press. “The building we won it in no longer exists, so that dates it a little bit. All of us still hold it so close. It was a special thing in our life.” ...

Quite a performance by Wausaukee (22-4) in the WIAA Division 5 boys basketball sectional semifinal with Green Bay NEW Lutheran.

Top-ranked NEW (25-1), which handled a solid Niagara team in last year’s sectional final, hung on to the beat the Rangers 63-58. "We really thought we were going to win," Wausaukee Coach John Ranallo told Jody Korch of the EagleHerald. "We wanted more. We knew they were No. 1, but we knew if we played our game we can play with anybody. This is definitely one big stepping-stone for our program."

The Rangers wound up with a 22-4 record ...

Washington Nationals' phenom Lucas Giolito, according to Peter Gammons of gammonsdaily.com, is the grandson of Warren Frost. Who’s Warren Frost? Andy Griffith's sidekick Billy in “Matlock.” ...

From ex-Michigan tackle Taylor Lewan, to the NFL Network, on why he can't wait to get drafted: "I'm 22 years old, living with my mother and unemployed. I'll go anywhere. If someone wants to move a pro team to Alaska, I'll go there." ...

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, to the Detroit Free Press, on his relationship with his college coach Tom Izzo: "He'll still call me and tell me what I'm doing wrong, and I'll call him and tell him what he's doing wrong." ...

Crosby (Texas) High School senior Mike Ramirez, on a Houston Texans cheerleader accepting a prom date via Twitter: "Honestly, I didn't think she'd respond. But you don't hit unless you swing." ...

From MeTV: “Can you imagine Archie Bunker as The Skipper on Gilligan’s Island? Carroll O'Connor tried out for the part of The Skipper, however creator Sherwood Schwartz rejected him. Do you think he would have called Gilligan “Dingbat” instead of “Little Buddy?” ...

 
 
 

 

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