Monday, March 23, 2015

The Daily Numbers for Monday, March 23

The Daily Numbers: 10,000 dollar salary and $3,000 signing bonus, what Chuck Bednarik signed for in his rookie season with the Eagles.

27,000 dollars, the most ‘Concrete Charlie’ ever made in a season in his illustrious career.

1st overall pick in NFL Draft, in 1949

14 seasons in the NFL, all with the Birds, for Bednarik.

2 NFL championships won, in 1949 and 1960.

8 Pro Bowl appearances.

71-68 loss for the Villanova Wildcats to North Carolina State to bow out of the NCAA Tourney.

1 seed and 1st No. 1 seed to make their exit.

2 No. 2 seeds, Virginia and Kansas both lost Sunday.

78 million dollars, how much was contribute by Delco school districts to employee pension plans.

11 to 15 billion dollars in savings over the 30 years under a plan by state Rep. Mike Tobash, R-125, supported by Delco state Rep. Tom Killion, who will hold a public forum on the measure this week.

1.57 million dollars, the cost to replace the playing field at Penncrest with a synthetic turf and also fix the track.

400 events that could be held on the artificial surface, as compared to 40 in real grass.

20,000 dollars, how much it’s hoped can be raised at this year’s Nicole Gallo Sunshine and Bubbles 5K Run/Walk

305,000 dollar grant for the Chester County SPCA.

5 million dollars kicked in for open space in Chester County.

3.5 million dollar price tag to repair a 19th Century church in Philadelphia. Instead the archdiocese has announced it will raze the structure. Parishioners are not happy and say the repairs will cost much less.

90-77 win for Temple to advance in NIT play. The Owls are the last local team still playing.

7-6 loss for the Phillies to the Red Sox last year.

101-87 loss for the Sixers out in L.A. last night.

Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.

Villanova came up short. Again. And be honest. Did anyone actually think they were ever the 2nd best team in the nation? The Big East just was not that good this year.

I Don’t Get It: Why would you sling a nasty sexual slap at Mone Davis on Twitter? I don’t agree with all of the hype surrounding the Taney Dragons star, but the Tweet over the weekend by a local college athlete was way over the line, and another sign of the dangers that lurk out there on the Internet.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to the legacy of Chuck Bednarik, perhaps the greatest Eagle of them all.

Quote Box: “Some men are born to be poets or astronauts. He was born to hit people.

- The late, great Eagle Tom Brookshier, on his teammate, Chuck Bednarik, who died this weekend.

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