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And The Award For Best Costume Goes To ...

Thursday, October 31, 2013, 4:17 PM
... The Philadelphia 76ers, for coming to the All Hallow's Eve Eve season opener dressed cleverly as a legitimate professional basketball team. Now it will be interesting to see if they actually bought the costume or were just renting it. ♦ The defending champion Miami Heat, who had opened their... Read more

The Ex-Phillie Rule

Thursday, October 31, 2013, 2:42 AM
For the 10th consecutive major league baseball season, the World Series winner has either been the Phillies (2008), beaten the Phillies in the Series (2009) or had at least one ex-Phillie play in the Series. If you are a baseball GM and you want to win a World Series, go get yourself an ex-Phillie... Read more

NBA Teams with the Worst Winning Percentages

Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 5:22 PM
It is no secret that most NBA fans feel the Sixers will not have a good season. NBA history is strewn with many of those. Here's a sampling: Click HERE for a look at the teams with the worst winning percentages in NBA History. Read more

Let's Go, Cardinals

Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 6:18 PM
We find ourselves rooting for St. Louis in Game 6 of the World Series Wednesday night, but not because we are a Cardinals fan ... It's because we are a fan of history. A St. Louis victory would force a Game 7 Thursday night, which would make Oct. 31, 2013 the 15th date in history that each of the... Read more

No Offense, Eagles

Monday, October 28, 2013, 12:29 PM
Only the Jacksonville Jaguars have had more games this season without an offensive touchdown than the Eagles: GAMES WITHOUT OFFENSIVE TD, 2013 Team G Jaguars 3 Eagles 2 Texans 2 Giants 2 Jets 2 Panthers 1 Bengals 1 Browns 1 Colts 1 Vikings ... Read more

BoopStats Special Eagles Stat Package

Sunday, October 27, 2013, 11:48 PM
Click HERE for the BoopStats Special Eagles Stat Package in Monday's Daily News Read more

121 out of 122 Ain't Bad ...

Friday, October 25, 2013, 2:41 AM
Perhaps you have heard some rumblings about the Eagles' recent performance at Lincoln Financial Field (a team-record nine-game home losing streak). And perhaps you've heard of the historical ramifications of that — in the 10-plus years that the Linc has been open, the Eagles have a better regular... Read more

Vegas Vic, DN Staff Pro Football Picks

Friday, October 25, 2013, 2:36 AM
Click HERE for Vegas Vic's Pro Football Selections Click HERE for the Daily News Staff Pro Football Selections Read more

Daily News College Football Picks

Thursday, October 24, 2013, 5:17 PM
Click HERE for the Daily News Staff College Football Picks: Read more

Preseason College Hoop Conference Polls

Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 9:26 PM
Now that the Ivy League has held its media day, all five of the City 6 schools' conferences have released their preseason polls. Take a look at them by clicking below: Click HERE for a look at all the local Division I preseason conference polls. Read more
About this blog

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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