Ehdadi, Who We Owe, 3rd is Good Enough, Ridiculous Referees, And other Jones Cup Thoughts

I watched the Jones Cup from the very start and only missed probably 1 or 2 games at the most, and those weren’t really crucial anyway, so I can talk about this at length. Starting with:

We Owe This Man – There is no doubt in my mind that right now, the Pinoy Sports Fan owes MVP every little bit of gratitude they can muster in their little jologs minds, so thank you sir, thank you very much.

I do not know him very well, unfortunately. I do not even know his roots which is why I reserve commenting re his person to a time when I am better informed. Fact is I’ve heard nothing but negative things about him, which is unfortunate considering how well he’s done in almost all the ventures he’s been, and how if his public persona was better managed he could serve to be someone we could aspire to. On the other hand maybe he prefers it that way. I don’t know. I will endeavour to learn more about him in future readings.

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Ondoy Benefit Games @ Araneta

Here’s a repost from Chris Tiu’s blog:

The SBP (Samahang Basketball ng Pilipinas), together with the PBA, PBL, UAAP and NCAA, is organizing a fund raiser basketball showdown this Monday, October 5 for the victims of Ondoy. There will be two games (at the Araneta Coliseum). First game at 5pm is between the UAAP / NCAA selection vs PBL / Liga Pilipinas selection. And the main game at 7pm is between the RP Powerade vs RP Smart Gilas. Of course, I will be playing in that game for the Smart Gilas team together with Japeth Aguilar, Marc Barocca, JV Casio, Dylan Ababou, CJ Giles, etc.

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Tiu and What I'd Do If I Was Smart

I told you once how impressed I was at Chris Tiu’s blog, even referring to it as ‘the best read on the Internet’. He’s delivered today once again, with a recount as to the Smart – Gilas‘ adventures at the recently concluded FIBA-Asia Champions Club held at Jakarta. Some choice cuts:

Maybe before the tournament began, we would be satisfied to clinch 5th spot. But after actually competing against those colossal and experienced national players, 5th place was actually a disappointment for me, personally. I have been advised not to get too hard on myself and the team because we did OK considering we are a young, scrawny and inexperienced team. But here’s the reason why i felt that we could have easily landed in the 3rd or 4th spot.


What was really frustrating for me, was that i was in the bench for the most part of the game. I sat down around halfway through the 3rd quarter and never got the chance to get back in the game. Really disappointing especially since I love 4th quarters! And i usually finish games.

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Chris Tiu Is The 2nd Coming

Sorry for the sensationalist title, I just wanted to bring your attention to what is probably the best read in local basketball at the moment, Chris Tiu’s Blog ‘‘.

At the moment he is in Serbia along with the Smart Gilas National Team, which doesn’t even have a page on the Smart website so I couldn’t find more info re it other than a few newspaper reports.

Fortunately Rick Olivarez was on the case, so at least we have some data re it.

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Tius The Tiu-Nami Tiu Tiu Train Every Tius-Day

Note: Let’s face it, when Tiu comes into the court, the screams and shrieks don’t sound like they’re coming from guys. So I’m glad PDI 2bu Lifestyle writer Bianca, wrote below blog piece to give insight into all of this. BTW, Bianca occasionally writes basketball stuff (she used to play when she was a kid), while specializing in beauty and lifestyle stuff. Before you get any ideas, she has a strict no-stalking policy, so be warned.

When it comes to some sports, I probably have more testosterone than most of my male friends (who either prefer video games or non-contact sports, or are gay). I haven’t played basketball in a while, but for the past few weekends, I’ve been parked in front of the TV, yelling my lungs out with my sister Nikka, a rabid supporter of the Ateneo Blue Eagles. This afternoon, we turned the house upside down with lusty shouts while watching the UP-Ateneo game.

As expected, UP lost (I had bet that they’d lose by 20 points–the final score was 79-58), but I still had fun getting into the game. The weird thing is, I’ve never been much of a UAAP fan; I studied in UP, where the men’s basketball team has always been on the sadder side of mediocre–there isn’t much of a UAAP culture in UP, so I never got into it as much as my siblings.

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Steve and Baron Have A Lot Of Time On Their Hands

Ok before you watch the video, I’ll explain it first. Step Brothers is a Will Ferrell comedy, and is a website where people challenge each other in all sorts of ways. Steve Nash and Baron Davis are both regulars there, and they often receive (and accept) challenges ordinary people throw at them, with varying results.

Now, someone made a ‘Best Movie Spoof’ challenge, and Nash accepted. So:

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