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Mixtape Masters: Aquille Carr

aquille carrBY SCOTT PHILLIPS

As many of you know, I’ve covered high school and college basketball since my college days and I spend a lot of time watching mixtapes of top players.

Mixtapes are a collection of highlight-reel plays that are put together to music by dudes that obsessively follow certain players.

 And this week’s high school mixtape of Aquille Carr is ridiculous. 

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The local lawyer Super Bowl ad you have to see to believe

jamie casinoBY SCOTT PHILLIPS

Super Bowl commercials over the years have gotten more and more ridiculous as companies from all over the world spend millions of dollars just to grab America’s attention span for up to a few minutes.

But this local two-minute Super Bowl ad in Savannah, Georgia takes the cake for most ridiculous ad of the night. World, meet Jamie Casino, local personal injury lawyer/flaming sledgehammer-wielding bad ass.

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Pro Bowl Weekend: Revamping the NFL’s All-Star Festivities

Photo Credit: Tom Dahlin/Getty Images

Photo Credit: Tom Dahlin/Getty Images

BY MICHAEL CAHILL

In recent years, the NFL has had trouble attracting attention to the Pro Bowl. In 2010, the league moved it from after the Super Bowl to the weekend between the Super Bowl and the Conference championships. While this move does attempt to bring more relevancy to the game by sandwiching it between the two highest watched NFL weekends, it still garners lower ratings than most regular season games. The NFL also moved to a “draft” system this year, much like the NHL and the NBA’s Rising Stars Challenge. While the issue of star players not wanting to injure themselves is an inherent flaw of the Pro Bowl, the NFL can change the format of Pro Bowl weekend to at least make it viable (Roger Goodell reportedly was very close to cancelling the Pro Bowl this year).

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A fan rant in defense of Derrick Rose

droseBY SCOTT PHILLIPS

Every morning I check Facebook and Twitter and read the select group of Chicago Bulls fans that continually throw Derrick Rose under the bus. They question his toughness and his heart and it’s equally laughable and sickening. For anyone in Chicago to question Derrick Rose is completely ridiculous and they’re making an emotional overreaction.

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Poor Scholars NCAA Tournament Buckets Pool Final Scoring

fgcBY POOR SCHOLARS STAFF

The Poor Scholars NCAA Tournament Buckets Pool is over and we have our winner. A breakdown of the final scoring.

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Poor Scholars NCAA Tournament Buckets Pool Sweet 16 Scoring

treyburkeBY POOR SCHOLARS STAFF

The Sweet 16 and Elite 8 are finished, so Poor Scholars checked back on the Buckets Pool to see which team scored the most points over the weekend. Players that are italicized are still playing in the Final Four this weekend in Atlanta. 

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Cutting to 25: Opening Day previews for every MLB team

MLBBY TROY PHILLIPS

The start of baseball season has an elusive quality to it for sports fans. Unlike the start of comparable leagues like the NFL or NBA, which enter each year with a roar of anticipation, baseball is content to sneak in the back door with a whimper each April. Lo and behold, Major League Baseball decided to roll out an Astros home game to kick off the 2013 season.

The Final Four has an annual death grip on sports through the first week of April, and so baseball must take a backseat for a few days. There will, however, be a few long Summer months in which baseball is the only thing available in professional athletics, which is usually when fans begin to acknowledge MLB’s existence.

In the meantime, the real action begins today for anyone not residing in Texas. Anyone with a busted bracket like me will appreciate a chance to bask in light of America’s Pastime, at least for a few weeks until the Cubs go bust.

Since every team is required to enter their first contest with 25 men on the roster, I’ve taken the pleasure of writing a preview of all 30 MLB clubs in precisely 25 words. Some may call this concept unnecessarily tedious, and after repeating this exercise so many times I would tend to agree. At any rate, enjoy.

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Poor Scholars NCAA Tournament Observations

fgcBY POOR SCHOLARS STAFF

The Sweet 16 is upon us and the Poor Scholars staff spent some of the weekend catching the NCAA Tournaments “Second and Third Rounds.” Here are some observations from some staffers on the first weekend of action.

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Laching Class: Brian Urlacher burns bridges in Chicago

ChicagoBearsBY TROY PHILLIPS

Two Christmas’ ago, I was in the market for a new go-to Bears jersey.

My old Matt Forte jersey had served me moderately well, but I had outgrown number 22 both in practicality and perception. No longer was he the upstart halfback out of little Tulane; he had become another established commodity on his way to the Pro Bowl. And frankly, that wasn’t how I rolled. A trendsetter in outdated attire, my self-appointed role in the jersey industry was to represent the undiscovered and unappreciated. My Lamar Odom Lakers jersey still stands out as one of my favorites from grade school. I would seriously challenge the world to find another fifth grader who could say the same, much less one who had lived his entire life in Illinois.

There are, of course, exceptions to every rule. Brian Urlacher was no exception. Lach was a standard of his own. And so my choice for a new Bears jersey was never really a choice at all.

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Tiger is on the prowl

tigerBY SCOTT PHILLIPS

I certainly don’t have a “case of the Mondays” today. That’s because the Sports Gods told me, “Scott, you’ve been good lately, so we’re going to give you your precious NCAA Tournament and your good friend Tiger Woods on separate days,” and they rained out Sunday at Bay Hill to make it happen.

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