Sunday, May 24, 2015

A Saturday To Remember

A Saturday To Remember

A Saturday To Remember

Villanova fans storm the court after the upset of No. 3 Syracuse. (Ron Cortes/Staff Photographer)
Villanova fans storm the court after the upset of No. 3 Syracuse. (Ron Cortes/Staff Photographer)

Sunday was such a downer — the Sixers losing to the lowly Wizards and Villanova unable to snag what would have been an important win at Pittsburgh — that we're gonna just forget all about it and go back to Saturday. Why Saturday? Well, how often do you see seven local teams playing in the city on the same day ... and all winning?!?!

The Flyers and Sixers pulled off a Wells Fargo double-dip and five of the City 6 teams hosted winning able games and did so. The septet (that is a group of seven of something) provided fun and friviloty for a total of 61,750 fans throughout the city.

Here's how that day went: 

 Start  Team  Opponent  Result  Attend.  
 12 p.m.    Flyers  Senators  W 2-1  19,959
   2 p.m.  La Salle  Duquesne  W 97-64    3,015
   2 p.m.  Temple  Rhode Island    W 76-70    9,493
   6 p.m.  Penn  Harvard  W 75-72    5,267
   7 p.m.  Sixers  Warriors  W 104-97    17,929
   7 p.m.  Saint Joseph's    Fordham  W 82-56    4,076
   7 p.m.  Drexel  UNCW  W 62-46    2,011
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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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