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Archive: February, 2012

It's Not Just the Flyers For Lundqvist

Sunday, February 5, 2012, 4:23 PM
It's nothing personal Flyers fans. Rangers' goalie Henrik Lundqvist isn't playing too much better against the Orange-and-Black this season than he is against the rest of the NHL. Over his six previous seasons, Lundqvist's GAA always fell in the 2.24 to 2.43 range, and his save percentage in the .912... Read more

Going Across Conference Lines

Sunday, February 5, 2012, 12:05 AM
This season, for just the ninth time since the 1970 meger, the NFC won the interconfernence regular season series against the AFC. And the last seven times the NFC did that, it's representative also captured the Super Bowl. Those nine season: Season Record SB Winner SB Loser Score ... Read more

Mannings' Game Log vs. Patriots

Saturday, February 4, 2012, 3:00 AM
The Manning Family QBs (Archie, Peyton and Eli) have won seven of their last 10 meetings with New England, which comes after a 2-13 start against the Patriots (*postseason game): Date Manning Team Site Result Dec. 10, 1972 Archie Saints New Orleans L 10-17 Dec. 21, 1980 Archie Saints New... Read more

Two Teams Winning The Galloway

Friday, February 3, 2012, 3:10 AM
It's not often when two City 6 teams have players who share a surname that isn't something along the lines of Smith, Jones, Brown or Williams. So when it became apparent that both Saint Joseph's and La Salle would be posting players by the name of Galloway in their lineups, we couldn't wait for the... Read more

Ahoy, Lavoy!!!

Thursday, February 2, 2012, 12:01 AM
Temple's Lavoy Allen — capitalizing on the club's hampering injuries to the front line — has played himself right into a regular role off the bench with the Sixers. In the last three games (all wins), the Sixers have outscored their opponents by 49 points in the 67-plus minutes he has... Read more
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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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