Friday, May 29, 2015

121 out of 122 Ain't Bad ...

Lincoln is not a home, sweet home

121 out of 122 Ain't Bad ...

Perhaps you have heard some rumblings about the Eagles' recent performance at Lincoln Financial Field (a team-record nine-game home losing streak).

And perhaps you've heard of the historical ramifications of that — in the 10-plus years that the Linc has been open, the Eagles have a better regular season record on the ROAD than they do in their new digs.

And if that wasn't bad enough, they are the only franchise among the four major sports with that distinction. Don't believe us, then check out the full chart HERE with the home and road winning percentages for each of those 122 teams dating back to 2003 football season (completely updated through Thursday's NFL and NHL games).

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Boop – who goes by Bob Vetrone Jr. when he is undercover or paying bills – has been at the Daily News since 1982, after working for five years at the Philadelphia Bulletin up to its closing. Along with helping to build the sports scoreboards most nights, he has had great input into the papers’ special sports pullouts – March Madness, Broad Street Run, Record Breakers, Greatest Moments – as well as its day-to-day, award-winning event coverage.

A 1980 graduate of North Catholic, he took some evening college courses. Those lasted right up until the first conflict with a Big 5 doubleheader.

His favorite books growing up were the NBA Guide and the Baseball Encyclopedia, which was, for all intents and purposes, the Internet before there was an Internet.

He has been immersed in sports statistics since the early 70s, when his father (long-time sports writer, broadcaster and the Daily News’ Buck The Bartender), would take him into the Bulletin newsroom overnight in the summer and let him update the Phillies statistics in a little, black spiral notebook. But things have changed tremendously in the decades since … He now uses a big, black spiral notebook.

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