Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Time for our legal system to step up and bury the Bundys

It’s time the rest of us start insisting upon our public property rights By Kyle Magin No matter where you live in America, you’ve got a bigass back yard. You may not be able to see it from your gridded neighborhood in Houston or light-rail stop in Seattle (on days when Rainier is clouded) but it’s there. The Bureau of Land...

When your son spikes a fever opening day of his first-ever Tournament and both of you get to stay home and watch hoops

Everyone thinks their first kid is smart and I’m no exception. But today, I think he may be a genius. By Andrew Pridgen I figure eventually the truth is revealed. Either you have another, smarter kid and go, “Oh” or you get them to the Thunderdome that is kindergarten and say, yep—just average—hopefully. But at least he gets his stuff in...

To Paul on your 39th birthday

Dear Paul, Happy birthday there Sloané. Thirty-nine candles. A lot of talk about being on the cusp of 40, but what I think is even scarier is you're only a 21er away from turning 60. SIXTY!!! Or, if you put it in less kind terms, the distance from here to 60 is the same as 18 to now and...

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...

Andrew James and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Game

When I went to sleep Sunday all my friends were in Dallas. When I woke up Monday I was still at home and they were all having breakfast beers on Facebook and smiling with their mouths wide open the way people do in pictures now. When I got out of bed game day morning, I forgot to pack my work...

For Tanya

Mother, survivor, teacher, community activist, writer and editor Tanya Canino passed away on Friday, Sept. 9. She was 55. By Andrew J. Pridgen It was no secret that Tanya Canino and I didn’t share the same newsroom philosophy. Also, she took my job. So, yeah, we had kind of a rough start. For most of 2007, I was interim editor of...

Welcome to The Suck Graduates

It’s graduation season, which means if you’re bedecked in a mortar board and tassel everyone older than you is about to offer advice. Which is fine. It’s exciting to see graduates. Your smiles are indelible. Your gowns pressed so neatly juxtaposed with that look in your eye, like you know something the rest of us don’t. It’s irresistible. By Andrew...

The NBA Finals: LeBron v. Steph

LeBron James’s return to his home state Ohio reminds me of an author who pens a promising first novel and then becomes bereft for the topic of another. Steph Curry's rise in the Bay Area reminds me of an underdog's tale. Only one gets a historic and happy ending. By Andrew Pridgen There’s something else to LeBron’s narrative besides the search...

Gene Wilder wasn’t funny which is what made him hilarious

Gene Wilder died on Sunday night at his home in Stamford, Conn. He was 83. By Andrew J. Pridgen Funny never dies. That’s the first thing that came to my mind when I heard of Gene Wilder’s death on Monday. Some things are eternal and as long as there’s memes and late-night cable, there will always be room in this world for...

It is time to not be nice

The white guy date rapist elite are now in charge and the country is being told to be quiet and roll over and take it...it’ll all be over soon. Nope. By Andrew J. Pridgen A couple days after the election and it is finally sinking in. The hangover is starting to feel like a permanent condition, something that may require...

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Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr. are getting paid handsomely to...

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As Oakland parts out its team once more, Billy Beane’s legacy...

Oakland is in the midst of its second purge in three seasons. The difference this time is EVP of baseball operations Billy Beane hints...

California Baseball Weekly: Seller Dwellers

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...

Bettors be advised to take the Dodgers at 3-1 to win...

It’s as close to a sure thing as anything this side of the Russians interfering. By Andrew J. Pridgen There are no secrets left in...