It took four months en route to a most fitting ending to the men’s basketball tournament of University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Season 77. A fitting ending that would change college basketball, or to a greater scale, Philippine basketball. Forget the ephemeral novelty charm of the Dream Finals—that there is no De La […]
Now that the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) baskeball season is about to end and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) will still have its Final Four this Season 90, the media is now abuzz with excitement as these two premier collegiate leagues in the country will draw its conclusion.
“The best thing that ever happened in UAAP basketball.” Nothing is more fitting in describing Season 77 in the flagship sport of the country’s most popular collegiate league.
Two of the most popular collegiate basketball leagues in the Philippines – the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) saw the close of the first round of men’s hoops action on the very same hour of the very same day.
UP won. The UP Fighting Maroons won. The UP Men’s Basketball Team won. Across from where I was seated, I could see Sen. Sonny Angara wearing maroon. A little turn of my head to the left, I could see my former advertising, PR and sports journalism professor Tessa Jazmines in maroon. On my back, I […]
. Losing sucks, let’s get that out in the open.
For those who were aware of the Original Pinoy Music (OPM) scene during the 1990s, two of the bands that resonated through the ears, minds, and hearts of the kids and teenagers who grew up during that era were the Eraserheads and Rivermaya.
The first time I followed sports in general was in the year 1997. I was nine-years-old then, in grade school, and thanks to my cousins, who were big Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) fans, I got hooked with Asia’s first play-for-pay league and instantly rooted for people’s team, Ginebra.
“Satire lies about… men when they live and eulogy lies about them when they die.” -Voltaire A quick perusal of social media posts today yields the most mundane pranks–marriage, pregnancy, sudden sickness, or just a radical change in character–which of course, paradoxically speaks the obvious: We reserve this day to all kinds of jokes imaginable. Humor, at the end of […]
Sport is beyond entertainment and competition. It even goes beyond being a lifestyle or a way of life. It is the representation of the human spirit. It is human development.