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Vince Young's Better Half

Vince Young closed with a rush Sunday night.

Vince Young's Better Half

For at least one night, the Eagles lived up to their preseason hype. (Michael Bryant/Staff Photographer)
For at least one night, the Eagles lived up to their preseason hype. (Michael Bryant/Staff Photographer)

Certainly, if the Eagles are going to need Vince Young at quarterback again this season, they'd like to see Sunday's second-half Young.

Here are how his stats broke down by quarter and half Sunday night:

    Cmp.   Att.   Yds.   TD   Int.   Rating
1st  Quarter 4 8 26 0 1 17.7
2nd Quarter    4 10 63 1 1 55.4
3rd Quarter 7 8 100 0 1 79.2
4th Quarter 8 10 69 1 0 128.8
1st Half 8 18 89 1 2 38.7
2nd Half 15 18 169 1 1 106.0
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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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