Wednesday, February 21, 2018

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...

Everything I needed to know about working, I learned from Bill Cunningham

Those who do not believe in a higher power may certainly be questioning the how-can-it-bes and the what-ifs of the great beyond this year as another of the our best and brightest bulbs has been unscrewed and permanently removed from the marquee. By Andrew J. Pridgen Bill Cunningham, The New York Times’s venerated street fashion photographer, died Saturday in Manhattan after...

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...

Pints and Picks Week 9: There is merely a two-word review of this weekend in 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. This week: #shitseason By Kyle Magin and Andrew J. Pridgen Hey Kyle, I don’t want to sink into the depths of the shoulder season doldrums, but there seems to be...

Pints and Picks Week 10: Take Us Home

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: #wakemewhenitscollegehoops By Kyle Magin and Andrew J. Pridgen AJ, I’ve spent a lot of time in this space talking about the Western Michigan University football team. The 9-0...

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 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 13: End of the Road

Editor's Note: This column marks the end of this feature's fourth season. In that time, it has grown to define this site and be its most successful, um, "brand." The sincerest of thanks you to all our readers especially those in Washoe and Clark counties. We see you. Hi Kyle, Well, another CFB season has come and gone; in with a...

Pints and Picks Week 2: Under the Banner of Over

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: #underthebannerofsevenandseven By Kyle Magin and Andrew J. Pridgen Hey AJ, Remember how great Week 1 was? Remember the heart-pounding finishes in Houston, Austin and Orlando? Week 2 doesn’t...

Pints and Picks Week 14: Gobble gobble gobbling up those Thanksgiving weekend matchups

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: #wereback By Kyle Magin and Andrew J. Pridgen AJ, The calendar says it’s time to give thanks. Given the state of our respective college football teams—Michigan State is...