Saturday, October 20, 2018

It can happen to you.

202-224-3121 By Andrew J. Pridgen A little more than a year ago, a coworker, who also happened to be my girlfriend, texted me from across the building. “Do you have a minute? Let’s go for a walk.” I met her in the lobby and we started outside. Before the doors swung shut behind us, she let it out. “I found out...

The challenge of raising a child in the age of Trump

...Also known as trying not to be crippled by the futility of simply not knowing what's coming next. By Andrew J. Pridgen This morning my little boy inched to the edge of the three-meter diving board and stared down at his swim teacher treading water below. He looked at me, then glanced back down at the water. He paused, backed up...

The Warriors’ quiet snub

Let's not let their biggest victory of the season pass unnoticed. By Andrew J. Pridgen Let the record reflect the Golden State Warriors are moving solemnly through their latest east coast swing by focusing on how to play better basketball, getting to the arenas on time, and—when in the nation’s capital Wednesday—taking their talents and dedication to inner city kids who...

Pints and Picks: Championship Week—empty promises or empty stadiums (or both?)

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. This week: #championshipweek: Me again Kyle. It’s been 14 weeks since we started this mess. Back in the day, I had ideas. I thought UCLA would run the table (they...

Pints and Picks Week 4: I could still pick winners, and I could still make money for all kinds of people back home. And why mess up a good...

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, I spent last Saturday night at San Diego Stadium (new Qualcomm, nee Jack Murphy, soon-to-be-SDCCU) with 45,000+ San Diegans cheering a delightful 20-17 victory for the SDSU...

Pints and Picks Week 7: All things Chicago, Los Angeles…and ‘Bama (!) and why the NFL is a blight on society (we’re looking at you Nevada)

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: #randynewmanisalwaysright By Kyle Magin and Andrew J. Pridgen AJ, This was the week we found out how deeply the NFL’s TV ratings have cratered. The league has long...

Pints and Picks Week 8: West Coast Bias

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. Hi Kyle, As for the last couple weeks (last week we both took a bye for a breather and to work on other projects) in college football, well,...

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...

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...