Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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Low-Flying Falcons

Low-Flying Falcons

Low-Flying Falcons

(Lynne Sladky/AP)
(Lynne Sladky/AP)

When Atlanta hosts the Denver Broncos Monday night, the Falcons will bring with them the worst Monday Night Football record (five or more appearances) in the NFL. (The Houston Texans are 1-3.)

The bottom five:

 Team    W 
   T      Pct.
 Falcons    9
 24    0  .273
 Cardinals    6
 14    1  .3095 
 Bengals    9
 20    0  .3103
 Bears  23  34    0  .404
 Giants  22  32    1  .409
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.

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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