Monday, February 19, 2018
Pints and Picks

Pints and Picks

Analysis, picks and beating Vegas one pint at a time.

Oregon vs. Michigan State Breakdown: Why the caged duck quacks

Each week DPB's Kyle Magin and Andrew J Pridgen will play dueling banjos of prose with Pints and Picks™. The season starts with a "very special pick" as Kyle and AJ both have very unique ties to Michigan State at University of Oregon. Here then, is their point-counterpoint. Or, if you're not at lunch, simply scroll down for their...

Pints and Picks Week 1: Live from Kalamazoo and South Bend and wherever there’s flatscreens…it’s good to be back

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 strange kind of hope and pressure a new season brings, betting with or against ridiculous week-one spreads and shouts out to...

Pints and Picks: Finally there were Four

During college football season 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, a very special PNP—Viva Las Tournament. KM, My plucky Pulitzer-winning publisher once told me, “There’s a fine line between taking a stand and grandstanding. It’s a newspaperman’s job to...

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 8: We just realized everyone reads this column in their own voice and that’s probably why it doesn’t make much sense

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 we ask the eternal questions: What matters less the least? The second season of How to Make it in America, hitters in the playoffs or the Big...

Pints and Picks Week 9: It’s always Temple in Philadelphia

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...a whole lot of references that take three reads to get—if only it were worth reading three times (like total. Like three total reads.) AJ, Since we’ve got another dog of a weekend, matchup-wise, can we talk...

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...

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 8: 6 pack of picks (good) …4 pack of beers (bad)

Each week DPB’s Kyle Magin and Andrew J. Pridgen will 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 Oct. 25, 2014. Or, if you’re in the car, simply scroll down for the recap (they may be verbose, but it’s better than clicking through...

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...