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Hall of Swamis

And Your Backpages: August 27, 2008

by Backpageman on August 27, 2008

Big night for the baseball locals and big disappointment all around. The Mets, with their typically awful bullpen, and the Yanks, with their typically awful A-God. Backpageman must admit when he first saw the Backpages laying into A-Rod, he thought it was just more Backpage hate for the man they love to hate. Then I saw his line: O for 5, 2 Ks, 2 strikeouts, and an error. So maybe this one was deserved. Tip of the Swami turban to Tom E, who once again channeled his inner Melville (the home of Newsday, not the writer) to nail Newsday and A-FLOP.


And Your Backpages: August 23, 2008

by Backpageman on August 24, 2008

A little weekend catch-up for Backpageman. Johan owned the Backpages again. Tip of the Swami turban to James S, who’c closing in on the great Tom E, for Swami dominance. He nailed this one with COMING UP ACES. They’re not looking back. They’re looking forward. Your Backpages…


And Your Backpages: August 20, 2008

by Backpageman on August 20, 2008

A downright gleeful night for Metropolitan Backpageologists. A good win over the Braves and a bad Yankee loss to the Jays. The schadenfreude in some of the guesses, while hilarious, may be a little premature. It’s still August, and Benny Ayala is probably not Bruce Sutter, circa 1982. And the irony of it all, a Yankee partisan, the undefatigable Tom E did it again with JOHNNY BE BAD. Don’t blame A-Rod, Heroes. Here they are. Your Backpages.


And Your Backpages: August 16, 2008

by Backpageman on August 16, 2008

Backpageman calling it a little early today. This is a another day for Michael Phelps — and seemingly easy Swami-hood. The no-brainer SEVENTH HEAVEN, submitted by a slew of Swamis, was on the FRONT PAGE of the Post. So, for all those expecting to wake up to your own Backpage medal ceremony, it wasn’t meant to be. Only the great — the G.O.A.T.? — Tom E hit it with GOLD FINGER. That’s #6 for Tom. Here they come… Up next in the Bird’s Nest… Your Backpages…


And Your Backpages: August 9, 2008

by Backpageman on August 9, 2008

A three-way split among the Troika, and an indication of the Wild Wild West of the Backpages now, and for the next few weeks. The Olympics have driven more than a few of the most well-adjusted Backpageologists to the ledge. And, in truly impressive display of Swami-hood, James S, the St. Charles slayer, has done it again with NO KENN DO. The Heroes are pointing and waving in celebration.


And Your Backpages: August 7, 2008

by Backpageman on August 7, 2008

This, Heroes, is manna from heaven. Not only is Brett Favre a Jet but Brett rhymes with Jet, which for Backpageologists is about as good as it gets.


Your Backpages — And Our First Extreme Swami

by Backpageman on July 31, 2008

When the Yankees pulled the trigger on Farnsworth for Pudge, you knew they would own the Backpages, and they did. A clean sweep of the Troika, and rightly so. But only one man had the foresight to think fast and guess fast. At 4:51 PM yesterday, hours before the Pros even convened to discuss the Backpages, B. Flat of New York, NY made history as our first Extreme Swami. Doff your turbans, Heroes, greatness is among us. And your backpages…



Your Backpages and Newest Swami: July 25, 2008

by Backpageman on July 25, 2008

A clean sweep of the Backpages for the Mets. Backpageman channeled his inner John Edward and tried to call it — and failed. All three went for the big picture story — Mets in First — over the game story — Del-GOT-it. Lesson learned for Backpageologists everywhere. Stand up straight, Heroes. Here they come…

The guesswork was frantic but only one Hero found the magic.


And Your Backpages: July 24, 2008

by Backpageman on July 24, 2008

Big night for the Metropolitans — and for the Backpages. After an overall poor performance yesterday, the Post bounces back with TAG & WAG. News and Newsday again mailed it in. Where have all the headline writers gone?


And Your Backpages: July 18, 2008

by Backpageman on July 18, 2008

Well, Heroes, we have our first triple in the history of What they call the Joker…Joker… JOKER’S WILD in the Backpageology business. And, as many of the Heroes will discover this morning, when the jokers are wild, the Heroes go crazy. Because when you see the Backpages, many of you will think about your overly clever guess, shake your fists in the air and mutter SONOFA…

That is, unless you’re the great Tom E of the Bronx, who became the first two-time Swami in history. Your reign continues. Powerful work.

Shake of the head to B-Flat for his spirited but numerically challenged guess of HIGH NINE.

A housekeeping note, with the arrival of Li’l Backpageman yesterday, Backpageman has to call it early today. So if you guessed before seeing this, my apologies. Thanks, Heroes.


Backpageman Actually Nailed This One