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The Swami Standings Are Up

by Backpageman on September 8, 2008

If you’re a Backpageologist, chances are you’re huge sports nerd. If you’re old enough to remember such things, you were once obsessed with Strat-O-Matic baseball (and Dave Winfield’s -5 throwing arm) or Micro League Baseball on the Commodore 64, and the magnificent stats it kept! So as much as we play for the love of the Backpage game, we also love to keep score. Of everything. In fact, 6 out of 10 Backpageologists are also card-carrying members of the Sabermetrics Society. So, alas, you’ll notice that the Swami standings now appear in the sidebar. Scroll down to see Tom E’s dominance.


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…



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.



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