Saturday, October 20, 2018

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...

Pints and Picks Special Edition: A bad case of Patriotism misdiagnosed as Women’s World Cup fever

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, is their point-counterpoint for Sunday's Women’s World Cup final. AJ: I remember watching the 1999 Women’s World Cup Brandi Chastain Moment live from one of those cheesy indoor/outdoor bars in Pacific Beach that...

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 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 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...

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...

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 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 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 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...