Friday, October 20, 2017

Rearranging the deckchairs aboard ESPN

The Network is sinking and parent company Disney is hoping to tap a ‘90s business model—and audience—to fix it. By Andrew J. Pridgen ESPN, the ubiquitous hotel-lobby-bar-on-mute sports delivery juggernaut that used to buoy Disney’s media empire is now a once-venerable anchor dragging the Mouse down. As subscribers continue to cut the cord, ESPN finds itself bereft of a viable business...

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 March Madness Special Edition: Vegas from the Ground Up

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 our annual special edition for March Madness: #tourneytime #MarchDadness By Kyle Magin and Andrew J. Pridgen Kyle is poolside at the Wynn in Vegas with Pete Rose...

Death of the Press Box’s 16 biggest posts of 2016

It was the worst of times and then times got fucking worse. By Andrew J. Pridgen and Kyle Magin In hindsight we might think about how cute and quaint our complaints of this year really were with no world wars, no internment camps, no jailings of dissenters and not having to say sentences like, “I can’t believe they bombed my Starbucks...

Pints and Picks Week 14: Gobble gobble gobbling up those Thanksgiving weekend matchups

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: #wereback By Kyle Magin and Andrew J. Pridgen AJ, The calendar says it’s time to give thanks. Given the state of our respective college football teams—Michigan State is...

Pints and Picks Week 11: A Time For Pause

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: #thatdidntreallyhappendidit? By Kyle Magin and Andrew J. Pridgen Hey Kyle, As you and many of our readers know, I lost my best friend growing up during the attacks...

Pints and Picks Week 10: Take Us Home

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: #wakemewhenitscollegehoops By Kyle Magin and Andrew J. Pridgen AJ, I’ve spent a lot of time in this space talking about the Western Michigan University football team. The 9-0...

Pints and Picks Week 9: There is merely a two-word review of this weekend in 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. This week: #shitseason By Kyle Magin and Andrew J. Pridgen Hey Kyle, I don’t want to sink into the depths of the shoulder season doldrums, but there seems to be...

Pints and Picks Special Edition: Cubs vs. Indians and the end-of-the-world World Series

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: #allstreaksmustpass By Kyle Magin and Andrew J. Pridgen Hey Kyle, You and I talk a lot back on forth on this site and especially in this space about...

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...