From the monthly archives:

October 2008

And Your Backpages: October 31, 2008

by Backpageman on October 31, 2008

Coach D gets a classic (bleep) you from the Troika.

The story, via the Post:

With some in the Garden crowd surprisingly chanting “We Want Steph” with 11:10 remaining in the fourth (others booed the chant), a stewing D’Antoni was caught on MSG Network cameras Wednesday in a tirade, mouthing: “You’ve got to be (bleeping) kidding me. You’ve got to be (bleeping) kidding me. What a bunch of (bleep) holes.”

Backpageman has to agree with the coach. What a bunch of (beep) holes. Your Backpages…

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And Your Backpages: October 30, 2008

by Backpageman on October 30, 2008

Even more evidence that the Backpage game is all about baseball. Just as the Post and News arrived at the same Backpages, so did three of our top Backpageolists. Tom E, Stewart K and the Fedora. Turbans to all three for PHINALLY! Are they too closet socialists? Your Backpages…

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And Your Backpages: October 29, 2008

by Backpageman on October 29, 2008

Some sanity is starting to return to the Troika. The NBA season is about to tip off, and we all know what that means: Knicks, Knicks and more Knicks. Here they are… Backpages even Joe the Plumber would like…

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And Your Backpages: October 28, 2008

by Backpageman on October 28, 2008

What kind of respect do the Backpages give to hockey? Rather than lead with the first Islander-Ranger game of the year, all three went with the weather. Backpageman can hear the conversation. Cigars in mouth, fedoras tilted to the side, the brain trust gathers in some smoke-filled room. Should we go with hockey or the weather? Let’s go with the weather. People love rain. And with that, the Swami slump is over. Tom E nabs his 16th Swami Turban and The Midshipman grabs his first, both with REIGN DELAY. They would never count their chickens before they hatch…. Your Backpages…

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And Your Backpages: October 27, 2008

by Backpageman on October 27, 2008

A little sanity returned to the Backpages this morning. All three went with the big win by Big Blue in Steel City. And James S came so close to breaking the slump with STEELING A WIN. Well played, James. They have ‘em just where they want ‘em…. Your Backpages…

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And Your Backpages: October 25 & 26

by Backpageman on October 27, 2008

The Game just gets more and more punishing. Look at Saturday.

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And Your Backpages: October 24, 2008

by Backpageman on October 24, 2008

The Rays get even, and the Series again takes 2 of the 3 Backpages. But you can really tell the Troika’s heart just isn’t in it. And can you blame them? Rays. Phils. Yawn. Here they are, from the anti-America part of this country… Your Backpages…

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And Your Backpages: October 23, 2008

by Backpageman on October 23, 2008

With the start of the World Series, the Swamis are homing in. But, alas, the Slump continues. Here’s the Post and Newsday. The News, who has not yet posted on their site, went with Favre and this line: CAUGHT LION. Here they are… Two out of three of your Backpages…

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Sending It Up To Straw

by Backpageman on October 23, 2008

Backpageman sends it up to Straw for not really helping Joba by telling him, and the press, “not to be like him.” Story here…

A quick comparison:

Straw
- 1987, Wife files for separation and accuses Straw of breaking her nose
- 1990, Straw checks into alcohol rehab
- 1993, Straw arrested for hitting girlfriend, who was 3 months pregnant
- 1994, Straw is “lost” for 2 days, admits he has substance abuse problem
- 1995: Suspended for Cocaine, failed to make child support payments
- 1999: Straw arrested for soliciting sex from a police woman
- 2000: Straw tried to drive to see his probation officer after taking painkillers. While driving, he blacked out, rear-ended another car, and then tried to drive away. An off-duty police officer witnessed the episode and arrested him at gunpoint. The next day, Strawberry admitted to the charges and his probation was changed to two years of house arrest.
- 2000: Strawberry left a Tampa drug treatment center to use drugs with a female friend violating his house arrest and parole. On November 9, he was sentenced to 40 days in jail with credit for time served
Strawberry was arrested for again disappearing from his house arrest drug treatment center in Tampa. On May 1, he was sentenced to more time at a drug treatment center. [9]
-2002: Strawberry was back in jail for violating several non-drug rules at the drug treatment center where he was on probation.
-2005: Strawberry reported his sport utility vehicle had been stolen from a Miami, Florida gas station but the station’s surveillance video showed Strawberry leaving as a passenger in another vehicle. A tipster then told police that Strawberry had earlier left his SUV behind a sports bar and given her the keys. He was later charged with filing a false police report.

Joba
- 2008: DUI in Nebraska

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And Your Backpages: October 22, 2008

by Backpageman on October 22, 2008

It’s been three full weeks since our last Swami. Have we awarded our last turban till pitchers and catchers? Could be. Seems that Backpage Nation doesn’t know what to do without the Mets and Yankees. The Troika is a little lost, too. The Post previews the World Series with — what else — a picture of former Met prospect Scott Kazmir. That’s the Post. Always rubbing it in like the d*ck that it is. The News continues to pump up the save us Brett story they’ve been working for a few days . And the Nativists at Newsday, they go back to Joba, trying the mom angle this time. Now here’s three people who could use a $150,000 makeover… Your Backpages…

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Classic stuff here