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ScuttleBu(r)t leftovers, June 8, 2013

June 8, 2013 - Burt Angeli
ScuttleBu(r)t ...

Timberwolves president Flip Saunders, to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, on Ricky Rubio's leadership ability: "Point guards are not made — they're delivered from heaven." ...

Former Canadian gold-medalist Marnie McBean, telling the Toronto Sun why rowing is a lot like politics: "We sit on our ass and go backwards." ...

From NFL receiver and pro bowling hopeful Terrell Owens, talking to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about getting started in the sport: “Just like anybody else who doesn’t know anything about bowling, you get a house ball and throw it as hard as you can at the head pin and hope and pray for a strike.” ...

Todd Frohwirth, who pitched in the major leagues for nine years, has been named head boys basketball coach at Milwaukee Marquette High School.

“I’ve always liked the Catholic piece of it where I can represent my God and what my purpose in the world is,” Frohwirth told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Frohwirth pitched for the Phillies, Orioles, Red Sox and Angels ...

Welcome, Buttercup.

A bulldog mix has joined the Scuttles and spaniel of some sort Lynn Rachel in East Kingsford.

Buttercup’s already picking up some of my habits. I turned on the baseball game Sunday and grabbed a sandwich with my customary Grain Belt. She managed to crawl on the couch and didn’t budge until the game ended ...

From Brewers broadcaster Bob Uecker, asked by the St. Paul Pioneer Press on what's it like to have his own statue at Miller Park: "Once I get it paid off, I'll know." ...

From Brad Dickson, Omaha World Herald: “Nick Saban questioned whether Ohio State is SEC material. Well, let’s see — Ohio State has been on probation for numerous violations and cover-ups so I’d have to answer that question with an emphatic yes.”

From former Bears coach Mike Ditka, talking to the Chicago Sun-Times: “(Packers’ Aaron Rodgers) might be one of the best quarterbacks I’ve ever seen.” ...

From Lansing State Journal columnist Tim Staudt: “Michigan State and Iowa were the only schools failing to win a team Big Ten title, men or women, this past school year. When all the standings are combined, Michigan had the best record in the conference with an average fourth-place finish. MSU finished 10th.

Michigan won league titles in softball, men’s gymnastics, women’s cross country, women’s tennis and men’s swimming. Minnesota was second in the all sports standings.” ...

From former NBA great Rick Barry: “Nobody runs the pick-and-roll play like it should be done; screens are coming from horrible angles. It’s pathetic. They let guys walk all the time.” ...

 
 

 

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