Monday, June 26, 2017

Sunday Morning in America

The news says 50 people were killed by a bad guy with a gun at a gay club in Orlando last night. Pass the toast. Written by Kyle Magin Blame the guns. 20. No, 23. No, 50. And, 42 hurt. No, 53. Listen, just keep fucking hitting refresh. Blame poor mental health care. Post that Mr. Rogers quote about looking for the...

Who to Bet and Who to Forget — 2015 MLB playoff edition

Just prior to the season’s start Kyle Magin and Andrew J. Pridgen wrote a Bet It or Forget It column—a capsule of every MLB team’s odds to win the World Series. Like a drunken Tinder spree, we placed faith in some sleepers, missed on some keepers and mostly were skeptical of the obvious winners. Here then, the follow up...

2016 World Series Odds | Who to bet and who to forget

Spring Training, where beer tastes like Axe body spray and clear acrylic stilettos. Where the Oakland A’s play in an actual baseball stadium. Where (El) Super Burritos in North Scottsdale flow like well tequila. Where the Pink Pony is a steakhouse not a strip club. Where the poolside bar at Hotel Valley Ho is manned by my favorite former...

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...

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 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...

Pints and Picks Week 5: If You Bet It, They Will Cover

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: #isthisheavennoitscentralmichigan By Kyle Magin and Andrew J. Pridgen Hey Kyle, It’s been a strangely emotional week for me and I’ve had a tough time figuring out exactly why. It...

Pints and Picks week 10: Nine picks and a Purple Rain reference

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.) Kyle, Well, we’re in it now. This is the 2:20 a.m. at the casino...

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...

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...

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