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Poor Scholars does NASCAR: Daytona 500

Photo Credit: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

Photo Credit: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

BY CHUCKS ENEIP

Since we have some big NASCAR fans on the Poor Scholars staff — I mean we cover wrestling, what did you expect? — we gave them a space to write about America’s favorite left-turning athletes. This week Poor Scholars’ Chucks Eneip recaps the Daytona 500, and an awkward exchange between Erin Andrews and 50 Cent.

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Death of the Dunk Contest? Stop it…

BY SCOTT PHILLIPS

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I’m obsessed with dunk contests, so it pains my heart to watch another mediocre contest like the one over the weekend. But rather than joining the masses and complaining with no solutions, I’ve decided to come up with my own ways to improve the NBA Dunk Contest. My credentials, you ask? I’ve watched every NBA, college, and high school dunk contest imaginable and was once a judge during the dunk contest of a high school All-Star game. I also produced enough of my own dunk contests on a Fisher-Price hoop as a kid in the basement of my Dad’s house to know what I’m doing. See, Grandma, judging all of those basement dunk contests featuring everyone from Detlef Schrempf to Mark Price to Michael Jordan finally paid off!

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Kyrie Irving: Time killer for the basketball junkie

kyrie irvingBY DANNY HAZAN

I am genuinely concerned for the well-being of the man behind the GetBangedOn YouTube/Twitter account. His channel was one of my favorites as he uploaded clips of nasty posterizing dunks from college and NBA as they happened each night. But he stopped uploading videos or sending out tweets some time in December, so I hope he is okay and it’s a case of him just moving on and doing something else with his time.

I just subscribed to another YouTube channel – NBAClutchtime.  This dude spliced together highlights (10 minute videos) of several NBA stars and is a must follow for any hoop head who finds themselves killing boredom on YouTube searching highlight videos.

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Poor Scholars Podcast: Episode 1

PoorScholarsPodcastBY POOR SCHOLARS STAFF

On Sunday, Poor Scholars’ Pat Flynn and Scott Phillips decided to record the first ever Poor Scholars podcast. Pat and Scott discuss MTV’s “Buckwild”, the NBA Dunk Contest, Jay “Don’t call me Jason” Williams, Frank Ocean and much more. The Poor Scholars Podcast touches on random subjects and has language suitable for adults.

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What’s the matter with Kansas: Reveling in a down year

Photo Credit: AP

Photo Credit: AP

BY ALEX RUSSELL

The University of Kansas is 19-4 in basketball this year. That’s a phenomenal record. They’re certain to make the tournament and make it as a relatively middle-to-high seed. They beat a really good Ohio State team at Ohio State and they’re going to play their ranked in-state rivals at home tonight. The Phog will be angry, and that typically is good news for the Kansas faithful.

But three of those four losses have come in the last ten days. That’s so terrific I could scream.

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The sad story of Derrick Griffin

4f0b13d2b2ea5.preview-300BY DANNY HAZAN

In the wake of national signing day, I became compelled to share a story;  but a little background information is necessary first.

I covered the NY2LA Sports Summer Jam presented by Under Armour last summer for Slam’s website.

The five-day club basketball extravaganza should be on the bucket list for any basketball junkie because of the collection of talent from around the country that competes in suburban Milwaukee.

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Prop bets with Poor Scholars

us-money-billsBY RAMBO NOMOLOS

During the Super Bowl, Poor Scholars’ degenerate gambler gambling expert Rambo Nomolos placed 14 prop bets for some extra money for Busch Light and tins of Grizzly. See how Rambo fared and why he made each selection.

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Poor Scholars rates the commercials from the Super Bowl

leonBY SCOTT PHILLIPS AND TROY PHILLIPS

Commercials, and their outrageous $3.7 million price tag, have become an important part of the Super Bowl. While many other websites review commercials aired during the Super Bowl, Poor Scholars reviewed the commercials as they happened — without a second chance to watch them — just like the millions of viewers witness them at home. Poor Scholars’ brother tandem of Scott and Troy Phillips reviewed the commercials as they happened by jotting down thoughts and grading them as they occurred. Promos for CBS shows or the NFL were not included. Each review also includes a link to the commercial.

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The return of the contemporary Super Bowl halftime show

Beyonce-Super-Bowl-2013-photoBY ELI KABERON

We all remember where we were, nine years ago, when Justin Timberlake screamed, “I’mma have you naked by the end of this song” and the infamous Janet Jackson wardrobe malfunction occurred. The moment seemingly changed Super Bowl halftimes forever, as modern musical acts were pushed aside for golden oldies like Paul McCartney, Tom Petty, The Who and Bruce Springsteen. It seemed like after Janet, no modern top-40 artist would ever get a chance to perform on the most-seen stage television has to offer. And for the most part, the general public was cool with that.

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Poor Scholars Royal Rumble recap

Photo Credit: Creatively Endeavored

Photo Credit: Creatively Endeavored

BY POOR SCHOLARS STAFF

During the Royal Rumble, Poor Scholars’ Scott Phillips and Rambo Nomolos took notes and traded texts as the action went on. Since Rambo was too hungover — we’ll let it slide, it was his celebration the night before — the annual draft didn’t occur but the action still went on. This post also contains results. There, we said it, so you can’t complain.

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