Sunday, June 16, 2019

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...

Welcome to an evening of campus-sponsored fascism at Cal Poly

Cal Poly is hosting a narcissistic, demagogue hate-speech monger in Axe hair gel, and the university’s president is acting like there’s nothing he can do about it saying he’s “defending free speech.” No. No, he is not. He is sponsoring intolerance and spreading propaganda. #ResignArmstrong By Andrew J. Pridgen Satan’s sophomoric personal dubstep DJ MILO is set to speak at Cal...

Why the Mets are the playoffs’ most lovable team …to hate

Young team. A contender once more. Greatest city in the world. What's not to love about those Mets? Turns out, a lot. By Kyle Magin I really, really don’t want to hate the Mets. Their existence just makes it so hard not to. Look, this is a young, exciting team. Most of its talent is home-grown, more than any other playoff team....

Pay For Your Own Goddamn Beach House

My tax dollars. Your luxury properties. Written by Kyle Magin If you choose to live in a glass-walled beachfront home with a cutesy name like ‘Sandy Bottoms’ on the Outer Banks or Big Pine Key or any of America’s thousand other coastal retreats for Baby Boomers, you’d think you’d have to assume the risk of climate change-fueled tides ripping that sumbitch...

The Fading Light of American Optimism

For almost two-and-a-half centuries we have been the country of can-do. Get knocked down? Get right back up and fight. Now our greatest battle is against one of our own. By Andrew J. Pridgen The thing that has struck me most about this new administration and this almost two-week waking nightmare we are currently in the midst of is whatever happened...

The facts about the facts about the Village at Squaw Valley Redevelopment Plan

Just the facts. By Andrew J. Pridgen My first boss and mentor ran a political PR firm in San Francisco. During my first week on the job, we were hosting a cocktail party for Mayor Willie Brown to launch a clean drinking water proposal for the city. He pulled me aside at the event and gave me three pieces of can’t-go-wrong advice...

Marshawn Lynch as the Raiders’ Red Herring

The Raiders dumped Oakland last season but then they signed Marshawn Lynch for a pair to give fans temporary amnesia. The question is, is there enough magic left in the candy man’s legs to make them forget about how the Davis family did them so dirty? By Andrew J. Pridgen The Oakland/soon-to-be-Las-Vegas Raiders, true to their name, are thieves and...

Sh*t just got real at ESPN

ESPN, a decidedly old-guard institution and barely-hanging-in-there holdover from the early days of cable just dropped pink slips on at least 100 individuals in its front-line talent pool. More to come. By Andrew J. Pridgen The Mouse’s once venerable sports and media juggernaut is now showing its age more than Carrot Top after missing a BOTOX sesh. The Network, which...

Wow …look who’s finally woke to Trump ties to Russia

(Hint: It’s the medias) ...But guess who’s not? That’s right the GO to the P. By Andrew J. Pridgen Less than thirty days after we for whatever-the-fuck-reason installed a molding piece of citrus you just found in the back of the crisper while cleaning out the fridge whose human form is a merkin-wigged former reality TV star and unconfirmed billionaire Chinese...

Two weeks into our national nightmare and the world’s biggest threat to free societies is winning. Here’s what the media must do to stop him.

Band together, put in the mouthpiece, take a sip and spit in the bucket, remove the gloves and get ready to scrap like there’s no tomorrow — because there isn’t. By Andrew J. Pridgen The media cannot continue to cover Donald Trump’s reign as it would a normal president. If regular presidential protocol continues to be followed and observed, they...