Liveblogging UE vs. ADMU (UAAP Finals; Game 3)

Friends, I’m so sorry to disappoint you again (I was not able to liveblog Game 2), but I can’t liveblog Game 3 as well due to a brownout in our area. I’m writing this from a ‘net cafe at SM Marikina.

So go and find an alternative asap, since I’ll be missing the game myself.

Crap.

Thoughts Re Warriors Win

Still no PLDT service where I live, so blogging, let alone liveblogging, is an issue. Caught UE’s 88-68 Game 2 thrashing of ADMU however, so I’m glad to be able to share my thoughts. Forthwith:

It’s wonderful to see UE in the finals – Not to say it’d not have been cool to see an FEU – ADMU finals, it’s just there’s something great about seeing a team that didn’t plan on being in the Finals to be in the Finals. That’s got to do something for UE’s self-confidence, and in the world of College sports I’ve always reckoned team confidence as far more valuable than any factor including individual player performances and stats. True they lost Game 1, but I didn’t necessarily see UE lose because they weren a lesser team. Rather, they lost because they didn’t make the right plays and push the right buttons. This Game 2 win showed they have the ability, and applied it appropriately (particularly, in team defense), while ADMU found itself in the same hole UE was in Game 1.

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Liveblogging: ADMU vs. UE (Finals)

sorry folks, tried liveblogging using 3g but it’s just not fast enough. Still no phone and dsl service here in Cainta. Yes I live in Cainta, but don’t worry, floods were far from where we are, so everything’s fine. Not that our neighbors weren’t affected unfortunately.

Will have to forego liveblogging for the moment. Later folks.

Investigate, Or Wave Bye-Bye To The UAAP

According to a letter issued by a CHED OIC Director, former ADMU player Jobe Nkemakolam, previously the subject of yet another UAAP Men’s Basketball controversy, was eligible for College and therefore cleared to play during the time he was on their roster.

To recall, a certain Atty. Levito Baligod filed a complaint with the UAAP Board, claiming that Nkemakolam was not qualified to enter College and therefore ineligible. He presented evidence ie. a CHED statement issued Sept. 3, 2009 stating that Nkemakolam “has not met the academic requirements to graduate from high school, hence, he is not qualified for admission to college.” The document was signed by a Lilian B. Enriquez, Officer-in-Charge, Director III. Reports via inboundpass and uaapsports.com.

Also contested by Baligod was Nkemakolam’s graduating from Reedley International School, providing evidence stating the school has no record of his attendance for Grade 12, the equivalent of 4th Year High School.

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