Eagles general manager Howie Roseman is not expected to pick a running back nor a tight end Thursday, keeping a long first-round drought at a couple of positions intact for the club
Eagles general manager Howie Roseman is not expected to pick a running back nor a tight end Thursday, keeping a long first-round drought at a couple of positions intact for the club |Charlie Neibergall (Associated Press)
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Monday Quickie Quiz & Vintage Digits - Joel Embiid, Mike Schmidt, Rhys Hoskins, Andrew McCuthcen, Scott Rolen, Cesar Hernandez

Vol. 2, No. 11

Bob Vetrone

Bob Vetrone

QUICKIE QUIZ

>>> The Eagles have not made first-round selections on a running back (1986) nor a tight end (1988) in quite a while. Who were those first-rounders?

(Hint: They have the same first name.)

(Answer Below)

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VINTAGE DIGITS

>>> PHILLIES

When the 2020 baseball seasons finally gets going, Andrew McCutchen and Rhys Hoskins will have a chance to join the following list.

Phillies homering in consecutive season-opening games (since 1904):

2017-18 . . . . Cesar Hernandez

2016-17 . . . . Freddy Galvis

2007-08 . . . . Jimmy Rollins

1999-00-01. . Scott Rolen

1988-89 . . . . Mike Schmidt

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>>> COLLEGES

In 1990, the NCAA Division I-AA Maine football team (0-4) took 15 hours to travel 5,500 miles to Honolulu to meet I-A Hawaii. The Rainbow Warriors won by 41 (44-3), after taking their foot off the gas in the second half.

It remains the only football meeting between the two schools.

The basketball teams met for the first time last Dec. 29 (2019), in Honolulu. That game was closer.

The hoop Rainbow Warriors won by 40 (91-51).

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>>> PHILLY

On June 26, 2014, the Sixers drafted the same number of players in two rounds (seven, including Joel Embiid) of the NBA Draft, as the Eagles had in seven rounds of the NFL Draft seven weeks earlier (May 8-10).

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>>> MLB

In 1995, the Angels (66-41) had a lead of 9.5 games in the AL West on the morning of Aug. 21 of the labor-delayed season, then went through a 6-24 slide and finished second (78-67), a game behind the Mariners.

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>>> SIXERS

The Sixers have suffered six regular season losses by 50+ points since 1991-92.

No other franchise in NBA history has more than three all-time.

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QUICKIE QUIZ ANSWER

>>> The Eagles have not made first-round selections on a running back (1986) nor a tight end (1988) in quite a while. Who were those first-rounders?

Answer:

> Keith Byars, RB (1986)

> Keith Jackson, TE (1988)

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