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Vegas Vic & Staff NFL Picks

Friday, December 6, 2013, 4:36 PM
Click HERE for Vegas Vic's NFL Selections Click HERE for Daily News NFL Staff Picks Read more

Dick & Yong's Excellent Adventure

Friday, December 6, 2013, 2:06 AM
Wednesday night, the Daily News' Dick Jerardi and Yong Kim (led by driver Jen Barkowitz) pulled off one of the greatest sporting feats in Philadelphia history. They managed to see all six city Division I men's programs play at four different sites around town in the course of a couple of hours. All... Read more

Breaking Down Eagles' Big Plays

Sunday, December 1, 2013, 11:39 AM
Click HERE to see who has each of the Eagles' 67 big plays this season Read more

Phillies pitching coaches: 1961-2014

Friday, November 22, 2013, 3:30 AM
Click HERE for a list of the Phillies Pitching Coaches dating back to 1961 Read more

The red-hot Steve Downie

Friday, November 22, 2013, 1:29 AM
How well is Steve Downie playing this season? Well, he has played 17 games between the Avalanche and the Flyers, and in those games his team is 14-2-1. When either of those teams has played a game without him in the lineup this season, they are 10-13-2, and are averaging nearly a goal less a game... Read more

Vegas Vic and Daily News Staff Picks

Friday, December 13, 2013, 2:50 AM
Click HERE for Vegas Vic's selections Click HERE for Daily News Staff Picks Read more

DN College Football Staff Picks

Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 11:43 PM
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Bruiser vs. The Big 5

Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 1:03 AM
Click HERE to see how Bruiser Flint has fared against The Big 5 schools. Read more

Eagles Special Stat Packages

Monday, November 18, 2013, 12:00 AM
Click Below For the Eagles Special Stat Packages Click HERE for QUARTERLY REPORT Click HERE for ONE AT A TIME Click HERE for SHUT OUT ON A SHUTOUT Click HERE for GO FIGURE Read more

NFL's Longest Home Losing Streaks

Friday, November 15, 2013, 2:30 AM
Click HERE for a list of the NFL's longest home losing streaks 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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