Monday, June 18, 2018

Pints and Picks Week 4: I could still pick winners, and I could still make money for all kinds of people back home. And why mess up a good...

Each week, during college football season DPB’s Kyle Magin and Andrew J. Pridgen pour on the prose with Pints and Picks™. Who to wager and (sometimes) what to drink while doing it. AJ, I spent last Saturday night at San Diego Stadium (new Qualcomm, nee Jack Murphy, soon-to-be-SDCCU) with 45,000+ San Diegans cheering a delightful 20-17 victory for the SDSU...

Pints and Picks week 13: Rivalry Week is a bettor’s Black Friday

Each week, during college football season DPB’s Kyle Magin and Andrew J. Pridgen pour on the prose with Pints and Picks™. Who to wager and what to drink while doing it. This week: #rivalryweek: AJ, My neighbor is a big USC fan, owing to his upbringing. We frequently commiserate over college football while our dogs chase one another and sniff rear...

Who to Bet and Who to Forget — 2015 MLB playoff edition

Just prior to the season’s start Kyle Magin and Andrew J. Pridgen wrote a Bet It or Forget It column—a capsule of every MLB team’s odds to win the World Series. Like a drunken Tinder spree, we placed faith in some sleepers, missed on some keepers and mostly were skeptical of the obvious winners. Here then, the follow up...

My hometown is having a difficult time letting prep football go. It shouldn’t.

Novato High School is in the process of dropping its football program. Some alums are confused and concerned... but they’re trading on nostalgia, not facts. By Andrew J. Pridgen To try to understand Novato, California is to try to understand any small town experiencing growing pains as it attempts to transition into this century. The mostly white (76 percent), mostly...

Pints and Picks Week 2: Musings on exposure to concentrated amounts of the one-percent, prescription meds, David Carradine, IT guys and the bets we make to make up for...

Each week, during college football season DPB’s Kyle Magin and Andrew J. Pridgen pour on the prose with Pints and Picks™. Who to wager and what to drink while doing it. Here, the boys are talking about South Bend, Carmel, outside looking in on the one-percent, the elusiveness of the made-up game and wagering better through self-awareness, prescription meds...

Pints and Picks Week 3: The Mormons love LA and Heineken brings its end-of-wedding-reception skunkiness to the microbrew masses

Each week, during college football season DPB’s Kyle Magin and Andrew J. Pridgen pour on the prose with Pints and Picks™. Who to wager and what to drink while doing it. Here, the boys are talking about Mormons gone Hollywood, Randy Newman's ironic love for LA and how that microbrew you're drinking is made in the same vat as...

The tax cut that would have destroyed my family

Millions will suffer. Millions more will die. By Andrew J. Pridgen A couple months back, while the Republican-controlled Senate was debating repealing the Affordable Care Act and replacing it with, I dunno, already chewed gum and old man hands to grope you with, I wrote this column about what the ACA meant to my family, in particular, my three-year-old son: https://deathofthepressbox.com/2017/09/21/it-can-happen-to-you/ If you...

Pints and Picks Week 4: Being in a long-distance relationship with Cal while crushing on BYU forces us to talk baseball and Hollywood Vampires instead

Each week, during college football season DPB’s Kyle Magin and Andrew J. Pridgen pour on the prose with Pints and Picks™. Who to wager and what to drink while doing it. Here, the boys are talking about Margot Kidder, Anne Murray and a potential World Series Game 1 matchup reflected in Texas A&M vs. Arkansas Ladies and Gentleman, the man...

To Joe, seven years on

I thought things would be different. I thought they’d be better. By Andrew Pridgen I met my buddy Joe Schultz on the Friday night before the start of our fall quarter freshman year at Oregon. He lived in the dorms a couple doors down from one of my buddies from high school and I was running around looking for something...

Pints and Picks: All Stars at Life Choices Make All Star Selections

All Star voting ends at 11:59 p.m. EST tonight (June 29) here’s who the DPB crew has vetted as ASG worthy using none of the maths and all the emotions. To read more Pints and Picks, click here. To see how we're doing on our preseason MLB picks, click here. By Andrew J. Pridgen and Kyle Magin Hey Kyle, After nearly four...