Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Awww yeah – time to check in on the most incredible gear available ever at the NFL Shop for this incredible time of year yo

Awww yeah, you know what time it is. It's NFL playoff time. By Andrew Pridgen Or in the words, of Hank Williams Jr., "We’ve got a Muslim for a President who hates cowboys, hates cowgirls, hates fishing, hates farming, loves gays, and we hate him!” Oh, man — sorry about that, wrong Hank quote. What I (he?) meant to say is, "Are you...

Is race the real reason David Shaw won’t leave Stanford for the NFL?

With five head coaching positions suddenly vacant Monday, at least a handful of professional football franchise owners are whetting their lips at the prospect of luring Stanford head coach David Shaw. During Monday's Rose Bowl media day, press focus was more on willing Shaw to departure than the task at hand for his seven-point favorite squad. "I have not and...

Five underreported sports stories in 2013 you’ll be sick of by this time next year.

It's the white-in-salami 'best-of' time of year on the internets, and DPB is no exception to the rule of lazy. Actually, it is, because we don't have enough content to really suss out what's best. So, instead of recounting what worked for us in 2013 (basically it comes down to a list of incredible NBA Christmas sleeve jersey selections),...

All I want for Christmas …is a Candlestick urinal

Editor's Note: In celebration of the likely event that Monday night's 49er game is the last event, ever, at Candlestick Park, the letter below and attached waiver PDF was submitted to San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department Commissioner Mark Buell and San Francisco 49ers' CEO Jed York asking that one of the park's famous trough urinals be set aside for...

Register today for Judd Apatow’s wacky, wild …and, in the end, a little bit sentimental Fundurance Run®

You've crawled under live barbed wire, climbed over giant wooden obstacles and waded through rivers of other people's pee only to come out on the other side to adjust your headband crooked and rub mud on your face for the post-finish photos at the Tough Mudder. You've pushed yourself to the limit staying up all night with strangers in a...

Dispatches from the 2013 Winter Baseball Talks

Lake Buena Vista, Florida One of the last transactions of import during baseball's boozy four-day bacchanal (Dec. 9-12), before its scouts/execs and PR lackeys plunk down with family-types for the holidays, was the Texas Rangers' invoking the Rule 5 draft to pick up Seattle Seahawks' QB Russell Wilson from Colorado. Think of it as the Rangers' biggest coup since they...

The Existential Bowl Crisis

Dear D, Apologies for having not written in a bit. I say that, rather, I write it and then I turn the page back and find that my last entry, was, in fact, yesterday. I can't bear to read it if only because it's a reminder of how little I've done with my life in the time it took me...

Eleventeen things U of O football players should throw snowballs at …besides the BCS

When I first heard a bunch of University of Oregon scholar athletes were caught on camera snowballing around campus last Friday, I was pretty outraged ...and excited — especially after I looked up what snowballing means in the Urban Dictionary. Then I became one of 3.3 million to watch the clip of the players snowballing with actual members of the U of...

22 billion reasons college football fans should boycott the BCS

The illusion of fan frustration over which institutions of academic excellence and amateur athletics get selected to represent in the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) ought to be shattered along with that cheesy-crystal-football-Texas-bank-board-room-ash-tray-looking trophy at the conclusion of the current system's final season. It's as if the full-coffer'd selection consortium has created one of the most compelling distractions of our time,...

5 cable alternatives that have sunk SportsCenter into a ratings coma

Like CNN's Headline News, ESPN's SportsCenter has been relegated to the cable network show of choice for the business traveler. By Andrew Pridgen Viewing a snippet of SportsCenter is acceptable only in one of the following three scenarios: 1) You're stuck in a domestic terminal when your phone is at 10 percent battery and already on airport mode. There's an hour delay...