Sunday, January 20, 2019

NCAA March Madness opening weekend as told by guys texting about how f*cked their brackets are

Your tournament is over the first weekend. You are not alone. By Andrew J. Pridgen Thursday noon Group text begins: PETER: UConn. Whoa. Who had Colorado? CHRIS: I did. MATT: Fucking idiot. JUSTIN: Bold move. You must’ve not seen the shitty team through all the smoke. CHRIS: LOL MATT: Save your LOLs for the chick you’re trying to convince you own a start up. MATT L.: Who’s got Baylor? CHRIS:...

Pints and Picks Week 1: College Football Kickoff 2016 has already gone to the dogs

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: #CFBkickoff: By Kyle Magin and Andrew J. Pridgen AJ, We’re here again, on the precipice of another college football season. Before we proceed to ND-Texas, Oklahoma-Houston or SC-Bama,...

To Joe, seven years on

I thought things would be different. I thought they’d be better. By Andrew Pridgen I met my buddy Joe Schultz on the Friday night before the start of our fall quarter freshman year at Oregon. He lived in the dorms a couple doors down from one of my buddies from high school and I was running around looking for something...

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 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...

Pints and Picks Week 11: A Time For Pause

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: #thatdidntreallyhappendidit? By Kyle Magin and Andrew J. Pridgen Hey Kyle, As you and many of our readers know, I lost my best friend growing up during the attacks...

California Baseball Weekly: This Is It

Every week during the 2017 season, we’ll check in with California’s five MLB teams. Who’s up? Who’s down? Who has the cheapest ticket this week and who will play in the best series? The Golden State is home to the best position player in baseball, the sport’s best pitcher, and the 25 October vacationers who play for the San...

Rearranging the deckchairs aboard ESPN

The Network is sinking and parent company Disney is hoping to tap a ‘90s business model—and audience—to fix it. By Andrew J. Pridgen ESPN, the ubiquitous hotel-lobby-bar-on-mute sports delivery juggernaut that used to buoy Disney’s media empire is now a once-venerable anchor dragging the Mouse down. As subscribers continue to cut the cord, ESPN finds itself bereft of a viable business...

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...

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...