Incredibly Belated PBA Rookie Biometrics Observations

This is an astoundingly belated post but am writing here anyway the Biometrics results of the recent PBA rookie draftees. Which is another way of saying I found the Excel file they sent me when I was cleaning up old files on my PC and thought three things: 1. ‘why the hell didn’t I post that?‘ 2.’this would do good SEO’ and 3.’why is there no date of birth?

Anyway here it is.

Name Hght. Weight (kg.) Wing Span Sit Ups Push Ups Pull Ups 50m Sprint Vert Leap 1st Vert Leap 2nd
Calvin ABUEVA 6′-1 1/2 84 78″ 75 13 1 6.27 10′-9″ 10′-9″
Mark Anthony ACOSTA 6′-3″ 87 77″ 68 44 5 6.56 10′-8″ 10′-8″
Marvin A, AGACER 5-11 3/4 80 71.5″ 69 80 12 5.97 10′-5″
Lester ALVAREZ 5′-8″ 70 72″ 64 46 7 6.27 9′-11″ 9′-11″
Simon ATKINS 5-10 1/8 80 69″ 76 74 7 5.99 9′-11″ 10′-0″
Raymond AUSTRIA 6-0 1/2 95 76″ 69 54 6 6.11 10′-5″ 10′-7″
Ephraim BALAGTAS 5-11 3/8 79 75″ 100 62 20 6.27 10′-9″ 10′-9″
Fhadzmir BANDAYING 5′-10″ 80 75″ 51 26 4 6.65 9′-9″ 10′-1″
Jaypee BELENCION 6-0 1/2 80 77.5″ 81 73 6 6.24 10′-4″ 10′-4″
Ryan BOADO 5-9 5/8 82 73″ 175 71 18 6.17 10′-3″ 10′-4″
Virgil BUENSUCESO 5-7 7/8 75 70″ 50 50 14 6.11 10′-1″ 10′-2″
Jesse BUSTOS 6-1 1/4 91 78″ 95 54 7 6.31 10′-8″ 10′-11″
Jerick CANADA 5-7 1/8 71 69.5″ 120 50 10 5.99 10′-0″ 10′-2″
Andrian CELADA 6-2 1/8 70 78″ 63 40 7 6.23 10′-11″ 11′-2″
Gian CHIU 6-8 1/8 110 80.5″ 125 50 2 7.12 10′-10″ 10′-10″
Woody CO 6-1 1/4 93 75″ 65 40 5 6.48 10′-2″ 10′-5″
Jan Julius COLINA 6-2 1/4 90 79″ 105 68 9 6.48 10′-7″ 10′-9″
Erwin CORNEJO 6-0 3/4 83 75.5″ 70 60 10 6.04 10′-5″ 10′-7″
Karl Matthew DEHESA 6-1 1/4 84 77″ 145 98 15 6.41 10′-6″ 10′-7″
Roland DEL RIO 5-11 1/4 85 73.5″ 60 38 1 6.53 10′-0″ 10′-0″
Jason DEUTCHMAN 6-5 3/8 96 79 1/2 101 60 12 6.34 10′-10″ 11′-1″
June DIZON 6-2 3/8 103 77″ 123 50 7 6.27 10′-9″ 10′-10″
Christopher ELLIS 6-4 1/16 84 79.5″ 163 70 10 5.86 11′-3″ 11′-4″
Edwin Jason ESCUETA 6-3 3/4 111 79″ 90 22 6.83 10′-5″ 10′-7″
June Mar FAJARDO 6′-10″ 122 85″ 53 22 6 7.16 11′-0″ 11′-0″
Paul GONZALGO 5-10 3/8 94 73.5″ 50 55 5 6.54 10′-1″ 10′-3″
Joseph HERMOSISIMA 5-9 15/16 82 68″ 109 60 1 6.41 9′-10″ 10′-0″
Clifford HODGE 6-3 5/8 84 82″ 62 50 7 5.87 11′-1″ 11′-4″
Mark JEFFRIES 6-3 1/8 83 78″ 70 60 12 6.11 11′-2″ 11′-3″
Charles Keith JENSEN 6-4 1/8 95 79″ 300 90 10 6.38 11′-0″ 11′-4″
Rexander LEYNES 5-8 5/8 69 72″ 140 70 9 6.23 10′-3″ 10′-3″
Janus LOZADA 6′-2″ 70 74″ 96 54 13 6.51 10′-7″ 10′-9″
Ramon MABAYO 6-1 1/4 82 75″ 350 52 13 6.54 10′-5″ 10′-8″
Alex Christopher MALLARI 6-2 7/8 80 77″ 95 68 10 6.1 10′-8″ 10′-10″
Alfred Jordan MANDANI 5′-11″ 84 74″ 80 94 18 6.1 10′-5″ 10′-8″
Allan MANGAHAS 5′-11″ 69 71.5″ 50 40 5 5.97 10′-3″ 10′-6″
Vic MANUEL 6-2 7/8 91 80″ 70 2 6.1 10′-11″ 11′-0″
David MARCELO 6-3 5/8 101 80.5″ 50 30 6 6.41 10′-10″ 11′-0″
Louie MEDALLA 5-9 1/8 72 71.5″ 70 40 4 6.67 9′-10″ 10′-1″
Emmanuel MONFORT 5-6 1/16 60 66″ 50 100 12 6.16 9′-9″ 9′-11″
Kelly Berry NABONG 6-5 5/8 103 80″ 55 50 4 6.55 10′-10″ 10′-11″
Jewel PALOMIQUE 5-10 1/16 82 71.5″ 60 46 7 6.25 9′-11″ 10′-2″
Ronald PASCUAL 6-2 1/8 89 76″ 52 3 6.43 10′-9″ 10′-10″
Christopher PESTANO 6-3 1/4 118 77″ 120 36 4 7.15 10′-11″ 10′-2″
Jewel PONFERADA 6-4 1/4 96 80″ 61 60 5 6.15 10′-10″ 11′-1″
Danilo PRIBHDAS 6-0 3/4 81 74.5″ 70 54 5 6.48 10′-5″ 10′-8″
John Aldrech RAMOS 6-4 15/16 90 78″ 40 32 3 6.83 10′-8″ 10′-9″
Raphael Carlo REYES 5′-9″ 75 71.5″ 54 70 5 5.93 10′-3″ 10′-7″
Jerome RUBI 6-0 1/2 81 74.5″ 159 60 6 6.46 9′-11″ 10′-5″
Mark SARANGAY 6-3 7/8 100 77″ 45 6.59 10′-6″ 10′-5″
Virgilio SERIOS 6-1 1/4 92 76″ 92 70 11 6.42 10′-8″ 10′-10″
Stephen SIRUMA 6′-1″ 79 76.5″ 100 40 4 6.03 10′-7″ 10′-6″
Eric SUGUITAN 6-6 7/8 100 82.5″ 70 6.33 10′-10″ 11′-0″
Yousef TAHA 6′-6″ 105 82″ 102 50 5 6.47 11′-1″ 11′-2″
Thomas Elliot TAN 5-10 3/8 80 73″ 80 74 24 6.26 10′-4″ 10′-7″
Chris TIU 5-11 1/4 80 75″ 120 57 15
Robby ZABLAN 5′-6″ 63 67″ 89 72 9 6.16 9′-9″ 10′-0″
Paul Christian ZAMAR 5′-10″ 79 74″ 81 60 6 6.13 10′-2″ 10′-6″

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Thoughts During TNT vs. B-Meg Championship Last Night

Yeah I haven’t been following much of any basketball NBA or otherwise but I did manage to watch a few Commissioner’s Cup action in the past few days plus last night’s Game 7 Finale between TNT and B-Meg, with B-Meg winning out. My bullet points start somewhere in the 3rd quarter when I tuned in.

• James Yap should probably be a far more respected basketball superstar if it weren’t for the worn out Kris Aquino angle. As it is people cannot distinguish between Yap the PBA player and Yap the whatever – the – hell – it – is he did with Kris Aquino. There was a portion in the fourth when he made mincemeat of Fonacier’s single coverage and just barreled his way through to the hoop to score. Granted Fonacier isn’t a big body, but Yap seriously just had his way with the guy, belying a strong upper body and enough control to finish a jumper while harassed.

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Why The PBA on AKTV Panel Isn't Funny

I’m watching B-Meg vs. another team right now, and just before the game there was Mico Halili and Dominic Uy talking about something or other. At some point they stopped and wondered where LA Tenorio was because he was supposed to be there with them, upon which Tenorio then appeared riding a bicycle, smiling and wearing a suit and tie. He then dropped the bike and joined them on the panel, accompanied by canned applause.

Normally I thought, I’d be interested to know what that was all about, except I wasn’t. I continued having a conversation with my wife about such things as the impeachment case and Ate Shawi’s losing her cool on Twitter, and other pertinent items of the day. But to stop and wonder what that was about? I couldn’t be bothered.

I then realized that this is because they aren’t funny. I ventured to wonder why, and I think I’ve figured it out. Here are my thoughts:

First, let’s compare the PBA Panel against the mother of all great sports panels, the Emmy award winning TNT’s Inside The NBA, ftg. Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith and Ernie Johnson. It is not a stretch to think the PBA guys use them as a peg  because clearly, that’s exactly the show you want a sports panel to be like.

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PBA Semis and Finals Schedule, Jan ~ Feb 2012

SEMIFINALS
Jan. 4, 1845 / SF 1 – Game 1 / Cuneta
Jan. 5, 1845 / SF 1 – Game 2 / Cuneta
Jan. 6, 1845 / SF 1 – Game 2 / Araneta
Jan. 7, 1800 / SF 2 – Game 2 / Araneta
Jan. 8, 1800 / SF 1 – Game 3 / Araneta
Jan. 9, 1845 / SF 2 – Game 3 / Cuneta
Jan. 10, 1845 / SF 1 – Game 4 / Araneta
Jan. 11, 1845 / SF 2 – Game 4 / Araneta

If Necessary
Jan. 13, 1715 / SF 1 – Game 5 / Araneta
– 1930 / SF 2 – Game 5 / Araneta
– 1845 / If there will only be one game / Araneta

Jan. 15, 1615 / SF 1 – Game 6 / Araneta
– 1830 / SF 2 – Game 6 / Araneta
– 1800 / If there will only be one game / Araneta

Jan. 17 1200
Pre – Finals Press Con, To Be Announced

Jan. 18, 1715 – SF 1 – Game 7 / Cuneta
– 1930 / SF 2 – Game 7 / Cuneta
– 1845 / If there will only be one game / Cuneta

FINALS
Jan. 20, 1845 / Finals Game 1 / Digos City
Jan. 23, 1900 / Finals Game 2 / Araneta
Jan. 26, 1900 / Finals Game 3 / Araneta
Jan. 27, 1900 / Finals Game 4 / Araneta

If Necessary
Jan. 29, 1800 / Finals Game 5 / Araneta
Feb. 1, 1900 / Finals Game 6 / Araneta
Feb. 3, 1900 / Finals Game 7 / Araneta

Nostalgia Alert: PBA Retro Jerseys At Robinsons

I caught this ‘bazaar’ on its last day by accident a few weeks back at Rob Manila. It was supposed to be the last day and they were just pulling out jerseys and shorts from boxes.

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I Watched Meralco vs. Barako Bulls Last Night

Glee was showing a replay so the wife wasn’t competing for the TV, and I’m tired of watching Law & Order SVU (it’s gets to you eventually. So much violence and sick people in the world. I know its fiction but still, you know?), so I decided to concentrate on Meralco vs. Barako Bulls and resist changing the channel every so often. So here’s what I remember thinking:

Ang Galing Na Ni Ababou – Well not last night, but in previous games I caught him breaking out a few awesome moves, moves he never even gave a hint he was capable of back in UST. I’ve no doubt this is due from exposure he got from playing at Gilas. Sure he was sitting at the far end of the bench behind Lassiter and Lutz, but clearly he made the most of his time over there. The fact he warmed the bench per se might be reason for his blossoming, and may have challenged him on a personal basis. Whatever it might’ve been, this is indication he is the type of player that needs motivation to get going.

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48 Out Of 85 People Think 'Niloloko Lang Tayo Ng PBA'

Almost forgot to write about this. I ran a poll from Aug. 23 to Oct. 4, 2011, a total of 35 days, asking the ff.:

Results herewith:

  • ‘Oo Kalokohan na yan’ got 56% or 48 votes.
  • ‘Hindi, maayos naman’ got 28% or 24 votes.
  • ‘Hindi ako sigurado’ got 16% or 13 votes.

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SMB and Air21 Official Statements + My Half Heartedly Formed Opinion

Today I will pretend to care about the PBA a little bit: SMB and Air21 recently exchanged key players, which is fine and didn’t really impress upon me at all until I read that in order for a trade to go through in the PBA, it’d have to pass the OK of the commissioner, at which point suddenly I am piqued.

But first, the official statements, starting with SMB Coach Ato Agustin, reading like it was written by Ato Agustin:

This is the right time to rebuild the San Miguel Beer Team. So with this in mind, the trade with Air 21 Express will be the important first step for us to ensure the continuing success of the San Miguel Beer franchise. Although this trade will not be a quick fix for the team, we believe that Rabeh Al Hussaini, Nonoy Baclao and RJ Guevarra will slowly but surely be molded into the San Miguel system. It will be very hard and with a heavy heart for us to part ways with Danny Seigle, Dorian Pena, Dondon Hontiveros and Paul Artadi, who have contributed immensely to our previous championships. But this sacrifice will not only benefit San Miguel and Air 21 but also their respective careers.

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Quick Game 5 Notes

Ho hum game for the most part. TnT blasted SMB out of the water the way they really should because they have better depth, and better depth means better plays, better execution, more chances to do it right and less chances to screw up etc. etc.

But what I couldn’t help noticing was.. well, here’s a screenshot of what I was feeling at the time:

Frankly, it’s ok if he does it just a little bit. But he went on and on during the action and I just got to a point where I couldn’t help screaming STFU!!!.

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