Sunday, February 1, 2015

The Throwin' Irish

Notre Dame's All-Pro Quarterbacks

The Throwin' Irish

In honor of Brady Quinn being named the starting quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs (BoopStats' second favorite NFL team), we present the relatively short list of NFL quarterbacks out of Notre Dame that have been named to the NFL or AFL All-Pro team:

 Quarterback  Yrs.   Team  Seasons
 Joe Montana  3  49ers  1987, '89, '90  
 Daryle Lamonica    2  Raiders  1967, '69
 Joe Theisman  1  Redskins    1983
 Johnny Lujack  1  Bears  1950
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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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