ScuttleBu(r)t: Motorcycle blessing Sunday in Niagara


ScuttleBu(r)t …

The Rev. Michael Lightner bestows a blessing of the bikes Sunday at 1 p.m. at St. Anthony Parish in Niagara. Wouldn’t hurt for Pat Flynn and Buttons Burke to be there with their motorcycles!

Rev. Lightner played football at Eastern Michigan University for Iron River’s Jan Quarless and received some NFL interest.

However, Rev. Paul Nomellini remains the area’s “Pigskin Padre,” devoted Notre Dame and Green Bay Packer fan along with being the cousin of football great Leo Nomellini …

Fritzy from the Dan Patrick Show, on Packers QB Aaron Rodgers dissing the “Game of Thrones” series finale: “Maybe Aaron should worry more about the end to the Packers’ season.”

My bride Gina may have reached the pinnacle of her Daily News book review career. Fox News favorite and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, author of the novel “Collusion,” posted her book review on his world-wide Twitter account.

Gina says “Collusion” is a “riveting geopolitical thriller.”

From Dwight Perry, Seattle Times: “Some well-meaning baseball parents trying to dry off the infield for their sons’ high-school game in Ridgefield, Conn., poured 25 gallons of gasoline onto it, lit it — and got only 15-foot flames and a $50,000 tab to remove contaminated soil for their efforts.

“In other words, third base wasn’t the only hot corner at Governors Field.”

Classy Bob Krysiak, who coached the Maroons to the 1967 Class B state boys basketball championship, “had a lot of very good players and I made a lot of great friends at Menominee over the years.”

Krysiak, inducted recently to the Menominee High School Sports Hall of Fame, added that “I wouldn’t change it for anything, and I just want to say thank you all.”

Maroons football assistant Satch Englund was also inducted. I’ll never forget Satch, then the STAA girls hoops coach, and Niagara Coach Terry Youren in a stare-down during a heated moment in a postseason game. I’m betting on Terry any time …

Barry Zito, friends with Breitung Township entertainer Lenita Erickson, has written a book detailing his rise and fall as a baseball pitcher and his discovery of religion.

The Associated Press reports that “Curveball” will be published Sept. 17 by Thomas Nelson, a division of HarperCollins Christian Publishing.

The 41-year-old Zito was a three-time All-Star with Oakland and the 2002 AL Cy Young Award winner after he went 23-5.

He has pursued a career as a country acoustic guitar artist …