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The Jets' Starting Nine

The Jets have started a different quarterback in each of their meetings with the Eagles.

The Jets' Starting Nine

Sunday, Mark Sanchez will be the ninth different Jets starting quarterback in nine games against the Eagles.

Season     Eagles Jets
1973 Roman Gabriel Al Woodall
1977 Ron Jaworski Richard Todd
1978 Ron Jaworski Matt Robinson
1987 Randall Cunningham     Ken O'Brien
1993 Randall Cunningham Boomer Esiason
1996 Ty Detmer Glenn Foley
2003 Donovan McNabb Vinny Testaverde    
2007 Donovan McNabb Chad Pennington
2011 Michael Vick Mark Sanchez
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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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