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ScuttleBu(r)t leftovers, May 5

May 5, 2012 - Burt Angeli
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Thomas Preston, better know as poker legend “Amarillo Slim,” died last month at age 83. “It never hurts for a potential opponent to think you’re more than a little stupid,” he wrote in his book “Amarillo Slim in a World Full of Fat People.” “It’s the reason I wear a big Stetson, cowboy boots and western duds and play the country bumpkin.” More from Slim, "Look around the table. If you don't see a sucker, get up, because you're the sucker." ...

Paul “The Butcher” Vachon, appearing at the Gold Coast in Las Vegas for a memorabilia show, wrestled in more than 6,000 matches all over the world. Vachon, age 75, told Ron Kantowski of the Las Vegas Review-Journal that Gorilla Monsoon was the strongest man he ever wrestled next to 7-foot-4, 475-pound Andre The Giant ...

Note to parents with aspiring quarterbacks: Steve Clarkson, who developed some of USC’s top signal-callers, charges $600 an hour for private sessions or $7,500 for year-round group instruction. “I have one of those kinds of niche professions where even when the economy is bad, people will still sort of roll the dice,” Clarkson told the LA Times. One parent figures it’s worth the fee if his kid lands a college scholarship and, possibly, a pro contract ...

From Dwight Perry, Seattle Times: “Brazilian soccer star Kaka became the first athlete to accumulate 10 million Twitter fans, sending out his tweets in English, Spanish and Portuguese. “Twitter fans and critics had the same reaction: That's a lot of Kaka.” ...

 
 

 

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