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.
Continue reading “Thoughts During TNT vs. B-Meg Championship Last Night”
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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SUNDAY / FEB 28 / ARANETA
3:45PM PWBL-Philippine Women’s Basketball League
6:00PM ALASKA VS. PUREFOODS
It’s hard to write about the Finals.
First of all, I know I’m always gonna be biased. Someone just asked me how I thought it would turn out made me realize that when he predicted ADMU would sweep it. I thought to myself, nah, it’d probably go up to 3 games. But then followed by another thought: “If I didn’t root for DLSU, would I still feel the same?”
ADMU has everything going for it. It has a powerful lineup from position 1 to 5, and even its second unit can match up to most teams’ first. But then, how can I possibly count DLSU out just like that? Last year, I gave them no chance, and they absolutely destroyed UE, a team that couldn’t lose and didn’t except in the Championships.
Yes, they don’t have anyone to body up against Hussaini, yes I think Jvee is overworked and no I haven’t found anything particularly impressive with this year’s team. But still, Franz Pumaren is Franz Pumaren, the winningest coach anywhere. He knows how to motivate and mold a so-so team into a winner and if there was anyone who could pull it off, he’s the man.
Continue reading “ADMU – DLSU. Time To Get Retarded.”
I’m sure I’m being blasphemous just sayin that, but I’ve got a point here, trust me.
Tickets for the last elimination games as we all know now were sold at 300% to 400% higher than regular rates. In other words, P200 tickets were sold at P6,000 or (if I were to believe rumours), even P8,000 or more.
Let me just say it out right now, that I think that is absolutely horrible, and that such a thing might possibly lead to the demise of the UAAP, or even Collegiate / Amateur sports as we know it. Please let me explain, in three points:
First: Obviously, the ‘profit margin’ earned from the price disparity is not going to UP, this season’s host, or the UAAP. It is going to scalpers. In fact ‘scalpers’ isn’t the right term anymore, as it alludes to some type of low level operator hawking tickets by the sidewalk. No, granted the large amounts of money involved, I’d rather call them the ‘mafia’. Hell just for this example, why not we call them after my fave mafioso of all, Tony Soprano.
Continue reading “The Finals Should Be Free (Are ADMU – DLSU Games Worth that much?)”