From the monthly archives:

July 2008

Mushnick the Miserable

by Backpageman on July 25, 2008

It’s Friday. The sun is shining. Life is good. Or is it? A morning dose of the Bottom Feeder of Bottom Feeders, Mushnick the Miserable.

A Taste: THAT we should never expect better from John Sterling doesn’t make it any easier. To be stuck in a car, forced to listen to the 20-year Voice of the New York Yankees describe a game, is to be the victim of a crime against baseball, broadcasting and the public trust.
All the misery!

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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.

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Calling Facebook Backpageologists

by Backpageman on July 24, 2008

Clear eyes, full hearts…CAN’T LOSE. Show your TomorrowsBackpage.com pride by becoming a Fan on Facebook. Point your pom-poms here!

Thanks, Heroes.

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Backpageman Calls It

by Backpageman on July 24, 2008

Del-GOT-it
Carlos helps Mets take back first.

With the big Met win and the Yankees off tonight, this is a rare chance to nail the Backpage by day. Let’s see what the heroes have. Talk about it here by guessing in the comments section, or submit a guess.

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Sending It Up to Pine Tar

by Backpageman on July 24, 2008

Backpageman sends it up to Pine Tar, and the Pine Tar Incident, which was 25 years ago today. Backpageman is getting old. Some rare footage.

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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?

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Meet A Swami: Tom E.

by Backpageman on July 23, 2008

Guessing the Backpage is an accomplishment achieved by very few people in this life. It’s akin to giving your number to a stripper AND having her call you. Or dating a man who loves shopping. Yet the Great Tom E. did it three times in two weeks. Meet the master.

Backpageman:

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And Your Backpages: July 23, 2008

by Backpageman on July 23, 2008

Clean sweep for the Mets after another monumental collapse of Metropolitan proportions. It was the kind of game that makes Joe Benigno weep and the So-Called Backpage Pros jump for joy. Can’t you just see these cigar-chomping bottom-feeders debating just who to eviscerate on the Backpage. So what did they come up with? Absolute garbage. Hold your noses, Heroes, cause these Backpages stink.

And yet, despite the garbage, the great Tom E has done it again with his guess FIRST TO WORST. This is his third Swami turban, and third Newsday cover. Does he know someone in Massapequa? Amazing work, Tom E.

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Sending it up to freedom-loving tattoos

by Backpageman on July 22, 2008

Backpageman sends it up to Jeremy Shockey, who quite possibly has the greatest, freedom-lovingest tattoos in the history of sports. Don’t even try and tell me that when you see that glorious eagle clutching a football, or a clipboard on the sideline, you don’t feel like saluting. There she is, Heroes. Tip your Swami Turban as she soars.

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And Your Backpages: July 22, 2008

by Backpageman on July 22, 2008

It is a very sad day for bad tattoos in New York. Jeremy Shockey was traded to Chocolate City, USA. Backpage honors to the News for finding the perfect picture to go with the expected Saint pun. Proverbial slap on the can to the Fedora for SAINT SHOCKEY and Arnold S. for what Backpageman thought was a sure winner, SHOCKER. Put on your skinny jeans and smile, Heroes. Here come your Backpages.

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