Monday, April 23, 2018

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...

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: 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 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...

Pints and Picks Week 11: We’ll always have Fresno

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. Hey Kyle, If there’s one thing I’ve learned in this wicked game of low-stakes, half-buzzed betting, it’s never completely trust your gut, unless you can really hone in...

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...

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...

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...

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:...

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...