Monday, January 22, 2018

Pints and Picks Week 2: They will see us waving from such great heights

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. Hey Kyle, Well, as with all things during the Trump administration here we are, only week 2 of college football and it seems like we’ve been doing this...

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 8: Which fanbase will celebrate a WS title with the most disregard to work the next day. And which town has jobs to go to...

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. This week: #allthatandaUNLVgametoo By Kyle Magin and Andrew J. Pridgen AJ, You left me to ponder something last week. Quoth DPB Week 7, PnP: “Why Kyle do you prefer a North Side...

Pints and Picks Week 12: Brady Hoke, a bloated, angry, unqualified white man over 55 who still has a job because, College Football

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, Whipping on Brady Hoke has been a pastime of sorts since you and I started this column back in 2014. The former Michigan headman and former Oregon...

Pints and Picks Week 5: Buffaloes, Bulldogs and catfish fistin’ (not fishin’)

Each week 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 then, the man who will pick Fresno State ATS till the mercury dips to double-digits in the Valley…Andrew J. Pridgen: Well Kyle, While the Folsom Street Fair was reddening cheeks in the...

Pints and Picks Week 13: End of the Road

Editor's Note: This column marks the end of this feature's fourth season. In that time, it has grown to define this site and be its most successful, um, "brand." The sincerest of thanks you to all our readers especially those in Washoe and Clark counties. We see you. Hi Kyle, Well, another CFB season has come and gone; in with a...

I thought Soundgarden sucked …then I grew up

RIP Chris Cornell. Sorry I said such mean things about you when I was a teenager. I didn't mean it. I didn't "get it" at the time. By Andrew J. Pridgen I am one of the fortunate few who doesn’t subscribe to the notion that the music of my generation is the end-all. In fact, if we’re being honest here, most...

Pints and Picks Special Edition: A bad case of Patriotism misdiagnosed as Women’s World Cup fever

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 then, is their point-counterpoint for Sunday's Women’s World Cup final. AJ: I remember watching the 1999 Women’s World Cup Brandi Chastain Moment live from one of those cheesy indoor/outdoor bars in Pacific Beach that...

Pints and Picks Week 11: We’ll always have Fresno

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. Hey Kyle, If there’s one thing I’ve learned in this wicked game of low-stakes, half-buzzed betting, it’s never completely trust your gut, unless you can really hone in...

Pints and Picks Week 6: OMG you mean Draft Kings is a fraud?

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 the sucker bet of all sucker bets...and no, it's got nothing to do with beard-growing or the guy next to you on...