Sunday, February 18, 2018

Sending thoughts and prayers to the victims of this past Labor Day Weekend

Thoughts and prayers to the member of the group who got blamed for having the idea of wanting to go to sushi. By Andrew J. Pridgen Thoughts and prayers to those who had enough to drink to make a hammock seem like a good idea. Thoughts and prayers to the couple who said things they can’t take back during a shouting match...

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 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 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 7: Requiem for a Ball Coach and Rumple Minze

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. Ladies and Gentleman, the man who last week wrote a love note to the Nevada Gaming Control Board and ended up giving them their best idea since Keno…Kyle...

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...

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 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...