by Steve Sax
26 March 2012
Most of you from my generation or older remember the Neil Simon play later made into a movie starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau called "The Odd Couple". The pairing was repeated on a television show by the same name featuring Tony Randall playing Felix Unger as a neat freak news writer and photographer with Jack Klugman as a sloppy New York sportswriter.
Backgammon's own version of "The Odd Couple" stars Matt Cohn-Geier as "Genius" the title his roommate "Falafel" bestowed upon him and of course "Falafel" the perennial backgammon giant whose backwards New York Giants cap casts an iconic presence whenever he takes the stage at backgammon tournaments worldwide.
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