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Going Across Conference Lines

NFC may have another Super Bowl coming

Going Across Conference Lines

This season, for just the ninth time since the 1970 meger, the NFC won the interconfernence regular season series against the AFC. And the last seven times the NFC did that, it's representative also captured the Super Bowl.

Those nine season:

 Season    Record  SB Winner  SB Loser    Score
 1970  27-12-1   Colts (AFC)  Cowboys  16-13
 1971  23-15-2  Cowboys (NFC)  Dolphins  24-  3
 1981  28-24  49ers (NFC)  Bengals  26-21
 1989  28-24  49ers (NFC)  Broncos  55-10
 1991  33-19  Redskins (NFC)  Bills  37-24
 1992  30-22  Cowboys (NFC)  Bills  52-17
 1994  27-25  49ers (NFC)  Chargers  49-26
 1995  33-27  Cowboys (NFC)  Steelers  27-17
 2011  33-31  —  —  —
Bob Vetrone Jr.
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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.

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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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