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Where Sunday's Chiefs-Broncos Matchup Ranks

Friday, November 15, 2013, 1:59 AM
Thanks to the detailed leg work of Chase Stuart at footballperspective.com, we were able to find eight other matchups in NFL/AFL/AAFC history in which the two teams entered the game with at least 18 decisions under their belt and one or fewer losses: Click HERE for the List Read more

Daily News NFL Staff Picks

Friday, November 15, 2013, 12:38 AM
Click HERE for the Daily News NFL Staff Picks Click HERE for Vegas Vic's NFL Selections Read more

Daily News College Football Selections

Thursday, November 14, 2013, 1:10 AM
Click HERE for Daily News College Football Selections Read more

Sixers vs. No. 1s

Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 2:06 AM
Astute Daily News co-worker Mark Perner cleverly points out that for each of their first 11 games of the season, the Sixers will have faced a team that has an overall No. 1 draft pick on their roster. Hard to do. Click HERE to see the full list. Read more

It's a Long Drive ...

Monday, November 11, 2013, 8:42 PM
The Eagles game-ending drive of 9:32 Sunday appears to be the fourth longest for the club since 1999 (which is how far back we can search drives on pro-football-reference.com). We found a 10:26 drive the Eagles had against the 49ers in 2005, their longest in the last 15 years, from what we can tell... Read more

Eagles special stat packages

Sunday, November 10, 2013, 11:34 PM
Click on the links below for special statistial looks at the Eagles' victory over the Packers. GO FIGURE FOLLOWING SEVENS TOPPING A BUCK FIFTY THE LONGEST DRIVE Read more

What Comes After Seven?

Friday, November 8, 2013, 2:36 AM
Sure, you can expect a dropoff in Nick Foles' performance this Sunday, after tying the NFL record with seven touchdown passes in the Eagles' win in Oakland last week, but how much of a dropoff? Well, brace yourself. Based on the six quarterbacks who had previously done what Foles did, it could be... Read more

Vegas Vic and Daily News Staff Pro Picks

Friday, November 8, 2013, 1:17 AM
Click HERE for Vegas Vic's NFL Selections Click HERE for the Daily News Staff Picks Read more

Daily News College Basketball Preview Week Package1108

Friday, November 8, 2013, 1:09 AM
Click HERE for the entire Daily News College Basketball Preview Week Package Read more

Women's City 6 Composite Schedule

Thursday, November 7, 2013, 8:56 PM
Click HERE for a the Day-By-Day Women's City 6 Composite Schedule 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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