Huge stoolie, love the site, I literally read it every day three times a day. I wanted to get this story in front of you because I know you love basketball and my company is building a massive basketball event in Philly in June. It’s an open, winner take all basketball tournament for $500,0000. Anyone can play, you just need to attract fans to your team via social media, word of mouth, etc. Some pretty legit ballers have entered already, but the field is still wide open. Below is a link that Grantland did that explains the whole concept and another link to the tournament itself. I would love to talk more about this with you. Let me know if you’re interested at all. Thanks man,
Here’s the deal — we can totally win this tournament. Half a million dollars is legit within our grasp. Think about it:
The teams who make the tournament are selected based on popularity. Stoolies dominate this kind of shit better than anybody. The team with the leading number of fans right now has 449. Thats it.
PLUS as a fan of the Barstool Sports Philly team you get entries into a lot of TBT (The Basketball Tournament) raffles and rack up points for stuff like a trip for 10 to Vegas, $25,000 cash, Beats headphones, etc. It takes like 3 minutes to sign up / become a fan of ours and since we should be popular you’ll get a bazillion points & entries.
Here’s the biggest kicker — almost anybody can play, including NBA players. So yes, this means I 100% expect Spencer Hawes to suit up. Especially when he can make some money while doing it. I’d love to recruit other players on the Sixers (TONY WROTEN) as well any other other professionals NBA or otherwise. College Players can’t participate since it’s for money and the NCAA doesn’t want their slav–”student ath-o-letes” getting paid, but if you’re an EX-college player that’s cool. It’s a 10-man max team. Right now this is how I see us:
Bench - Maurice
Bench - Smitty
Now I don’t know anything about Halil except how even in a St. Joe’s NCAA Tournament opening loss he was clearly a dominant big man with handles. Definitely showed enough to earn recruitment. Plus I think he’s the kid who threw up the double bird at Nova fans so I know he’s got some fire to him and our squad needs that. Halil doesn’t know he’s playing yet but one of you will tell him.
Lenny Cooke is apparently my legit cousin. Fourth cousin I think. I’ve never met him but through my family I’ve come to learn that his grandmom and my grandmom were sisters. I have absolutely no idea what kind of shape or mindset he’s in nor have I ever met him, but at one point he was better than LeBron and right now we’ve got half a million to win. I’ll send out some recruitment feelers.
Spencer Hawes is a no-brainer.
As for everybody else — email us at email@example.com. If you’ve got serious game or play in Europe or have a friend in the NBA or just left a big college program and read Barstool and wanna make five figures then GET IN TOUCH ASAP (@tallmaurice) We’ve got less than a month. Maybe you have a game footage or a YouTube mixtape video of some kind — just make sure no trick shot videos. Unless those trick shots are in an actual game over talented black guys nobody wants to see them.
It all takes place at Philadelphia University in early June. This tourney has Barstool written all over it and fuckin tattooed on its face. Money’s there for the taking. Help us make half a million and I promise you Barstool we’ll make it worth it for the Stoolies somehow.
UPDATE: Halil is in!