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…

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…

Increasing Literacy Through Comics

When I was growing up, I loved reading comic books. I loved getting lost in the fantasy worlds created by Stan Lee and Marvel Studios. Some of my favorite memories include going to the hobby shop and buying a new comic, pack of trading cards, or action figure. Even now as an adult, I enjoy…

What We Learned from the 2016 NCAA Tournament Play-In Games

The first four games of the 2016 NCAA Tournament are over. The field is down from 68 to the 64 that collectively make Thursday and Friday two of the most celebrated days of the year. While many treat the “first four” as seemingly ceremonial events, there was quite a bit revealed through the contests that…

2016 NCAA Tournament: Our Selection Sunday Thoughts

Selection Sunday. One of the best days of the year, this day is geared perfectly to set up an exciting and dramatic week of college basketball. This day is loaded with both surprises and disappointments. No matter how passionately you feel about a certain team getting snubbed, does it really matter once the tournament starts?…

Weezer’s White Album So Far

A Familiar Sound with a New Twist: Weezer’s The White Album Review by Skyler Coombs Since releasing their first album in 1994, Weezer has established themselves as one of the best Alternative bands of all-time. I was first introduced to Weezer back in 2001 by a friend during our lunch break. From that point on…

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake in the Works

As a gamer, can you think of anything more exciting than new life being pumped into your favorite game? We saw this when Square Enix announced a re-make of Final Fantasy VII. We see this every time a classic game gets an HD upgrade and re-release on a new platform. Fable: TLC HD, Halo Anniversary,…

My 15 Favorite PSX Games

The original PlayStation was a completely groundbreaking console. Released way back in 1994, it made Sony a player in the gaming scene and was the first system to ship over 100 million units; eventually going on to sell over 120 million units. Not only did the PlayStation spawn the creation of some of the most…

The 2001 NBA Re-Draft

Despite featuring multiple all-stars and gold medalists, the 2001 NBA Draft will forever be remembered as the draft of the high school big man. Forget the eight all-stars, forget the strong class of international players, this class is all about Kwame Brown, Eddy Curry, Tyson Chandler, and Ousmane Cisse. Review my re-draft and let me…