Sunday, October 21, 2018

Iggy’s House

Andre Iguodala’s signing was critical for the Golden State Warriors. He is not the piece they need as much as they need him to not be that piece for anyone else. By Andrew J. Pridgen Andre Iguodala will earn almost $50 million in guaranteed money over the next and perhaps final three years of his career. He will be turning...

Life at Stadium: Notes From the Crypt

If a stadium in decay has no name, does it exist? Not in the eyes of one municipality. Written by Kyle Magin Today, it’s San Diego Community Credit Union (SDCCU) Stadium, but you wouldn’t know it when you’re in the house. The ancient (circa-1967) brutalist stadium has been known variously as San Diego Stadium, Jack Murphy, and, most recently, as Qualcomm, or...

6 Reasons Cal will beat the spread and Stanford Saturday

At 5-5 fading Stanford is, inexplicably, 6-point favorites Saturday at Memorial Stadium against the 5-5 rebuilding Bears. Stanford hasn't missed a BCS bowl in the last half decade, Cal hasn't been in possession of The Axe during that run. Saturday, things change. Change, in fact, has already come. Last year, the Bears at 1-10 were losers of nine in a row...

Government shutdown hits off-shore gaming economy hardest

Las Vegas As the Republican-run house jokingly pushed the nation into the Jr. High party pool of partial government shutdown Tuesday, the short-term effects of more than 800,000 federal workers off the job without pay indefinitely has had a severe adverse effect on off-shore gambling revenues. As Thursday nears and no end in sight for the shutdown, the first since...

Putting the D in dethroning the King

Did anyone see game three? Did anyone rejoice? Or was it a little sad after all. I think it was a little sad. LeBron James can't play basketball when he's defended like a human being by a human being who is playing basketball. He's mortal when he faces a mortal who treats him like a mortal. Yep. We're all people...

Not just the same old same old for baseball

Baseball's midsummer All Star showcase last week was a reminder that the national pastime is once more moving to the fore. A youth movement, a multi-cultural wave of talent and an increasingly savvy front office are pushing on an ever growing demographic ...which is exactly what boxing should be — and isn't — doing. Written by Kyle Magin I had a...

Redemption now has to be found outside of baseball for Hamilton

It's Josh Hamilton's turn to focus on his life, his wife and his four daughters instead of playing a boys' game. By Andrew Pridgen Physical comedians John Belushi and Chris Farley were both found dead in hotel rooms at the age of 33. The cause of death, drugs—cocaine the culprit in the lead up and in the end. Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton,...

Pints and Picks March Madness Special Edition: Vegas from the Ground Up

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 our annual special edition for March Madness: #tourneytime #MarchDadness By Kyle Magin and Andrew J. Pridgen Kyle is poolside at the Wynn in Vegas with Pete Rose...

This time you went TOO FAR MR. COLIN KAEPERNICK. Way way way way way way way way way way way way way way way way too FAR. WAY...

Sitting during the NATIONAL ANTHEM even if it’s your father-in-law who has his have diabetic feet is NO EXCUSE!!!! By Andrew J. Pridgen I just HAVE to get something off my CHEST! I hate you so much Mr. COLIN KAEPERNICK! Your peaceful and meaningful protest to bring awareness to a personal cause and exercise YOUR RIGHT TO FREE SPEECH is something...

PAC 12 football coaches take a stand against the NCAA’s early signing period …for all the wrong reasons

You know, it has everything to do with what benefits the program and nothing to do with what's good for the student. By Andrew J. Pridgen Leave it to college football coaches to take a stand and do the right thing ...but only in the name of self-aggrandizement. Thursday, Pac-12 coaches and program surrogates got together in Hollywood for a preseason...