Friday, July 31, 2015

Dick & Yong's Excellent Adventure

Dick & Yong's Excellent Adventure

Dick & Yong's Excellent Adventure

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Wednesday night, the Daily News' Dick Jerardi and Yong Kim (led by driver Jen Barkowitz) pulled off one of the greatest sporting feats in Philadelphia history. They managed to see all six city Division I men's programs play at four different sites around town in the course of a couple of hours.

All the details are below:

Click HERE for Yong Kim's Photo Centerspread

Click HERE for Dick Jerardi's Column & all the Game Stories

Click HERE for our Real-Time Tweets from that night

And if anyone is interested enough (and crazy enough) you could pull off the same type of feat this coming Saturday, although you'll have to start way farther north than our trio did. The schedule:

11:00 a.m. -- La Salle vs. Stony Brook (at Madision Square Garden)
12:00 p.m. -- Texas at Temple (Wells Fargo Center)
4:00 p.m. -- Tennessee St. at Drexel
6:00 p.m. -- Villanova at Saint Joseph’s
7:00 p.m. -- Wagner at Penn

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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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