I’ll get right to the gist of the matter.
At the risk of sounding like a broken record and mentioning what everyone knows already, Professional Sports and playing for a National Team just doesn’t work. For example: As if to emphasize my point, fresh this morning as I wrote this, Yahoo reports that the Dallas Mavericks is not allowing Dirk Nowitzki to play for the Euro League. Notwithstanding both parties’ cordial reaction re the matter, the fact still remains a player’s two loyalties, playing for country whilst making a living playing as a pro is akin to having cake and attempting to eat it too.
You can’t make a living as a pro and then drop everything to play for free for the National Team and expect everyone (ie. your bosses) to be happy about it. You just can’t.
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Philippines vs. Jordan Live @ 2PM (replay @ 9PM) Channel BTV
Philippines vs. Kuwait Live @ 9AM (replay @ 9PM) Channel BTV
Philippines vs. Iran Live @ 11AM (replay @ 10PM) Channel BTV
Philippines vs. Chinese Live @ 4PM (replay @ 9PM)
Been sick lately and it hasn’t been fun to say the least. Hasn’t stopped me from watching a bunch of games though, opinions on which forthwith:
UST – DLSU: I liveblogged that one and obviously, watched it from tip to double overtime end. Much like most observers I was going to give it to UST but let me say it again, over and over: I’ve learned better than to pre-judge a Franz Pumaren team. Year after year he comes in with a seemingly rag-tag bunch of guys from nowhere and he either gets to the Finals or takes the whole thing, so I’m not gonna fall into the same trap this year.
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