The Duckpin

The Duckpin
A media venture from veteran Maryland writer and podcaster Brian Griffiths. Politics, Culture, Entertainment, Sports, and More.
Created 06 Mar 2020
  • The OCHO: Week 6
    18 Oct 2021about 22 hours ago • 5 min read
    C’mon you know the drill at this point. Four surprises, and four things that were expected. Let’s do this. Joe Fann @Joe_Fann My goodness Jamal Adams didn’t even get a hand on it. Hit him right in the...
  • Week 7 Summations - Another Top 5 Upset
    18 Oct 20211 day ago • 4 min read • 1 0
    While the level of “Top” matchups was not what it had been in recent weeks, the 7th week of the college football season really brought us some important mid-level conference matchups and another top 5...
  • The Runback: Bainum's Baltimore Banner Battle
    18 Oct 20211 day ago • 4 min read • 1 0
    Welcome to another week of The Runback. Have you been enjoying The Duckpin? Do you have comments or suggestions? Do you want to write for us? Let me know at And please be sure to...
  • Let's Have a Real Playoff, Week #9
    18 Oct 20211 day ago • 1 min read • 1 0
    Remember last year, when I was beating the drum for a 16-team College Football Playoff? Let’s do it again. If you need a refresher, take a look at last week’s version. But the short version is this: I...
  • October 2021 Gubernatorial Power Rankings
    16 Oct 2021 • 7 min read • 2 1
    Welcome to the October installment of The Duckpin Maryland Gubernatorial Power Rankings. These rankings will list, in my estimation, the contenders for the office of Governor of Maryland on a 1-10 sca...
  • Pete's Paternity Perturbation and Dudebro Conservatism
    15 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 2 0
    There has been a lot of focus in the conservative internet sphere recently about the paternity leave of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg during the transportation crisis regarding supply chains...
  • NFL Preview: Week 6
    15 Oct 2021 • 13 min read • 3 1
    Week 5 record: 7-9 Overall record: 35-44-1 La Cerradura De El Padre: 4-1 Father Keanu @natronbacon Look over here... pay no attention to the man with the racist emails and the trainer running a drug r...
  • Candidate Survey: Robert Bass for Montgomery County Sheriff
    15 Oct 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    Subscribe now Share Name * Robert Bass Age * 50 Office Sought * Sheriff County * Montgomery District, if applicable * MoCo Political Party * Democrat Education * BA in Criminal Justice and MSA Career/...
  • Week 7 Most Meaningful Matchups
    14 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    This week won’t have the same level of high-ranked matchups that the last couple of weeks have had but there are still some really good games that have a lot of importance, particularly in conference ...
  • Will Remote Work Upend Montgomery County Land Use Plans?
    14 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 2 0
    Thrive Montgomery 2050 represents the county's proposed update to its zoning master plan.[i] It reflects land-use planners' "smart growth" objectives. They desire a county with more population density...
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