Josh’s Top 10 Video Games

I turned 25 a week ago and that has caused a bit of reflection in my life. One of those reflections included taking a look at my top 10 video game of all time. My fellow phenoms published their own personal versions of this list and I thought it might be time for me to…

End of the Line: Hell on Wheels Review

When this year’s Emmy awards roll around, there is one show that will be absent from any category as has been the custom in past years. AMC’s Hell on Wheels wrapped up its five-season run last Saturday and it has spent most of that run as one of the network’s most overlooked programs. However, it’s…

Our Top 10 Games of All Time

Bryson: I’m 22 now, which makes me feel really old for some reason. No longer being 21 makes me feel more like an adult than ever before. Hayden: 22? Wow, that is old. I mean, I was 22 when I got married…five years ago. I guess that means it’s time for you to start making…

College Football & Ghostbusters: 7-18-2016 Podcast

In this second episode of the Culture Phenoms podcast, Bryson and Hayden discuss the top quarterbacks heading into the 2016 NCAA football season, the retro mini NES, Ghostbusters, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, and a little bit of Pokemon Go. Listen to the podcast now by following this link or visiting our podcasts page. The…

Lost Consoles Surface: The SNES PlayStation & The Nintendo 64DD

This past week, prototypes of two Nintendo consoles that we never had the pleasure of enjoying surfaced: the Nintendo PlayStation and the Nintendo 64DD. The Nintendo PlayStation is a CD add-on to the SNES (think Sega CD) that represents a collaboration that could have born amazing results. As the story goes, Nintendo entered into a…

Pre-Season NCAA Quarterback Rankings

Without a doubt, quarterback is the most important position in any sport. There is a reason why the top two selections in the previous two NFL Drafts have been quarterbacks. Looking ahead to the 2016 NCAA Football season, here are a few lists of college quarterbacks to keep an eye on. Top Ten NCAA Quarterbacks…

The First of Many: 7-11-2016 Podcast Released

The Phenoms are proud to have released the first official Culture Phenoms Podcast! In this episode, Bryson and Hayden discuss the phenomenon that is Pokemon Go, as well as NBA Free Agency and Tim Duncan’s retirement. They wrap up the show talking about what they’ve been watching, reading, and playing. Listen to the podcast now…

Garage Sale: Guzan, 76ers and more.

Whenever you move, it’s always a good idea to do a bit of inventory, but this isn’t a housing column. It’s time to resurrect an old game that Bryson Lester and I (Josh Martinez) used to play when we hosted our sports talk show on Thunder 91.1 in Cedar City: Garage Sale. Bryson and I…

2016 Consensus NBA Mock Draft

Round One Pick Team Projected Selection 1 Philadelphia 76ers Ben Simmons 2 LA Lakers Brandon Ingram 3 Boston Celtics Dragan Bender 4 Phoenix Suns Marquese Chriss 5 Minnesota Timberwolves Kris Dunn 6 New Orleans Pelicans Buddy Hield 7 Denver Nuggets Jaylen Brown 8 Sacramento Kings Jamal Murray 9 Toronto Raptors Jakob Poeltl 10 Milwaukee Bucks…

Why I Love LeBron James

As a child growing up as a sports fan, my room was plastered with posters. I had pull out posters from Sports Illustrated for Kids, among others that I had collected from the various University of Utah events I went to during the year. But there were two central posters in the room. They were…

The Jungle Book Review

The Jungle Book is the retelling of Walt Disney’s 1967 animated film of the same name that stars Neel Sethi as Mowgli and the voice talents of Bill Murray, Idris Elba, and Ben Kingsley. Right up front I need to put this out there that The Jungle Book was made on a sound stage in…

Kobe and the L.A. Identity

When you think of Los Angeles, California, what comes to mind? For many, it’s the traffic or the smog. For others, it may be how close it is to the beach or the vast stretches of palm trees. However, there usually is one that is overlooked and that is the sports teams. These sports teams…