If They Could Only Play That Way More Often

Tonight, Talk N’ Text beat Alaska at Game 7 for the KFC Philippine Cup Championship. For Talk N’ Text, this marks coach Chot Reyes’ 3rd Championship for 3 different clubs, the only coach to be able to do so. This marks also the coming – of – age for the lightning quick rookie Jason Castro (19 pts., 8 rebs., 8 ass.) and sweet revenge for MacMac Cardona after losing out to eventual Series MVP Willie Miller. For Alaska, it’s also a coming out party for Larry Fonacier (10 pts., 2/5 3s), as well as an impressive showing for Reynel Hugnatan (17 pts., 6/11 FGs).

I’ve always liked Hugnatan and I like the way Fonacier shut me up today with his tough showing. But before I go on, there are two things I’d like to make clear. One, this is one of the best PBA games I’ve ever seen in my life.. While it’s entirely possible that it’s been so long since I’ve enjoyed a PBA game that this one gem of a game stood out, I’m coming clean regardless, and admit it out: WHAT.A.GAME. It was exciting, it was down the wire, both teams executed, Alaska almost died several times but kept coming back so well and so often that they were never really out of the picture until the dying seconds. That was a great game 7. Congratulations to both teams and the PBA.

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4 Reasons Why MacMac Should Play For The RP Team

Yes I’m about to shoot my mouth off on why I think MacMac Cardona should play for the Philippine Team.

But before that, here’s a link to the PBA Press Release about Coach Guiao’s lineup, and here’s the lineup again. I added their possible positions in parenthesis: Gabe Norwood (SG – PG) of Rain or Shine, Jared Dillinger (PG – SG – F) of Talk ‘N Text, Jayjay Helterbrand (SG) of Barangay Ginebra, Cyrus Baguio (SG – F) of Red Bull, Mick Pennisi (SF – PF) of San Miguel Beer, Asi Taulava (C) of Coca-Cola, James Yap (SG) and Kerby Raymndo (PF) of Purefoods, Kelly Williams (F) and Ryan Reyes (SG) of Sta. Lucia Realty, Ranidel de Ocampo (F – C) and Arwind Santos (PF – C) of Air21, and Willie Miller (PG) and Sonny Thoss (C) of Alaska, with the possible inclusion of Japeth Aguilar, easily a 6’10 C-F should he have a good tryout come May, 2009.

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Alaska Commercial: Cisco Oliver or Billy Robinson?

Honestly, John’s previous ‘best import’ post drove me crazy since I was determined to put pictures alongside the names, substituting Team Logos if I couldn’t find any. Unfortunately for Billy Robinson, who played for Mariwasa, I couldn’t find even that so I susbstituted white space (ngek).

Anyway, when John ‘Da Walking Basketball Encyclopedia’ Dacanay mentioned he was in that ancient Alaska commercial, I just had to YouTube and guess what, I FOUND IT:

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