Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
Another crazy episode came to the boob tube as Basketball Crazy episode 2 filled Makisig 76 with great basketball guests. Again it was Tracy Abad together with Joe Buduan of Gameface with yours truly as one of the co-hosts of the event. Now let me give you what transpired in the interviews.
Both guests were Alumni of the UE Warriors and Allan even narrated that his duels with UST Coach Pido Jarencio were really memorable and that what both of them really wanted was to basically help their team win. Allan and Paul players gave great advises and wished the current players of their alma mater the best and as Allan Caidic said “That’s why we are Warriors, we always fight!” The interview ended with Allan showing his book about his life entitled "My Life" which is now available in National Bookstore. He also signed a Triggerman basketball which he gave as a souvenir to the Basketball Crazy team. Its been more than a decade since he last played but we are still in awe with the Triggerman.
The show ended with me eating a sushi with a filled with wasabe after losing a bet with Joe Buduan on the three games that we placed on the table. Joe got two out of three, Air 21 over Magnolia and JRU over Mapua while my only win came after the FEU over UE win. Next stop Basketball Crazy will have some of the players from either the Air 21 team or Magnolia team whoever wins and hopefully some guests from the San Beda Red Lions. So just stay tuned and remember that “Life’s a Ball so just shoot and score.”
Sunday, July 27, 2008
The Spirit of season 70 still continues to haunt the Blue Eagles as their wounds that were inflicted by the Bulldog’s fangs are still fresh when both teams met for the first time this season. Energized by the fact that they can score a big sized upset, the Bulldogs started the game with a 13-7 lead. The Eagles then regrouped and used a 10-0 run to end the quarter as Jai Reyes and Nico Salva scored 5 points each to give the Ateneo a 21-15 first quarter lead. Looking back, that run gave the Eagles enough distance as the Blue Eagles executed well in the fourth quarter to avenge their horrible overtime loss last year and win 74-62.
With all those points he scored the best thing about Chris is that he is not a ball hog. First of all he makes sure that everyone has his game going. He creates situations for his team mates and more importantly takes over when the team’s offense is in disarray. Like in the UP game he strung consecutive points to give some degree of separation for the Eagles. Today he hit back to back triples to give the Eagles enough breathing room. In the fourth quarter he faked off Edwin Asoro to score on a jumper and fuel the Eagles crippling windup. To cap it all up he ends the game with a steal. Truly the team’s Most Valuable Player.
16 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 block shots
He is the only Ateneo Blue Eagle who insists that Volleyball and Basketball are alike in so many ways. Imagine being a role player and scoring this much and more importantly leading your team to victory. He can shoot from 15 feet, post up and lay it in but more importantly battle for rebounds and tip the ball in with which he earned a living doing it. Was there anything else that he did not do in the game? This just shows that Nonoy is there on both ends of the floor which he has consistently shown in the past five games. He is the Team’s Most Important Player, Nonoy Block-Lao.
Saturday, July 26, 2008
There is a craze that has been happening the past few years and is gaining popularity mostly because of the influx of movies with fictional characters. Let’s just say that if you were a kid and you dreamt of being Superman or Batman, then you would come out corny coz these guys I am talking about can create costumes of Scar Predator, Iron Monger and even Optimus Prime. Then after creating these costumes they gather together, party and sometimes create a competition to see who the best is among each other. This is what stimulates the world of COSPLAY.
While attending the 1984 Los Angeles Science Fiction World Congress, Japanese Nov Takahashi was so impressed by the hall and masquerade costuming that he reported about it frequently in Japanese science fiction magazines. Takahashi coined the word “COSPLAY” from the two words Costume Play. The word fits in with a common Japanese method of abbreviation: combining the first two moras of each word. "
When cosplay came to the
Just recently Mark added another feather on his cap as he joined the World Cyber Games at the Mall of Asia. The World Cyber Games is the World’s first Cyber Game Festival designed to build a healthy cyber culture. The Best gamers around the world gather into different cities to share the excitement and fun of the game tournaments. One of the competitions included costume play. Mark created the movie version of Optimus Prime which was very rich in detail and taller at 7 feet and 5 inches. Mark won the grand prize and is now in the hall of fame of the World Cyber Games. (http://ph.worldcybergames.com/hof.htm ) I hope that this will propel him to greater heights and if things go as planned he will be able to go out of the country to compete and hopefully make the country proud.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Well the first run went okay and hopefully the next few episodes will be bigger and better. Together with former UE courtside reporter Tracy Abad and Basketbolista Editor in chief and Gameface ed Joseph Buduan and yours truly, the Harbour Centre BASKETBALL CRAZY show went quite well when it run for an hour and a half at the Makisig 76 studio in Timog in
RICO MAIERHOFER AND PJ WALSHAM OF DLSU
These two guys looked a bit nervous at first but later on loosened up and enjoyed the interview. Rico started out by narrating that he found his way to DLSU when he walked in the tryouts together with his mom.
RONALD TUBID AND ALEX CRISANO
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Sunday, July 20, 2008
It's going to be a long season for the Ateneo Lady Eagles as the rookie laden Team from Katipunan lost their third straight game at the hands of 2004 Champion Adamson Lady Falcons 70-45. The Lady Falcon’s full court press created lots of opportunities for them as the Lady Eagles piled up so many turnovers as if they were points. The defending champions are now back to the drawing board as they open the season with three consecutive losses with the other two losses coming from the other contenders UST and FEU. Treena Limgenco had a hard time scoring since she was shackled by the Adamson defense, Mariana Lopa had her moments but was barely a factor, Hila Indigne’s had a hard time fighting off bigger opponents, Rona Co was swamped everytime she got the ball and Anne Gomez was just cuteness personified on court. There were also so many free throw misses and the Lady Eagles always had a hand in their face everytime they took a shot.
Karen Columna – Her middle name is Scoring Machine. She will most probably be our primary scorer come the second half of the season and in the next few years. Has good basketball sense, shooting range and confidence in her shot.
TD Estrada – As seen in the game she knocked out two three pointers but had a hard time driving to the lane. If she could be set up nicely I believe she will complement Treena and Karen’s offense when they are defended well.
Ish Tiu – Is agile for a big girl, has a good nose for the ball and is a sound defender. I hope she drives more to the basket to create opportunities for him and to the rest of her team mates.
Sam Ong – She is shifty guard that plays good defense and hope she improves her free throw shooting though. Inthink she needs to bulk up so that she won’t be thrown away if bumped by bigger guards.
Considering that the team is rookie laden which had lots of turnovers, they actually knew how to break the press of Adamson. The Lady Falcons type of harassing defense did wonders to them as ball taps and loose balls were created because of that proactive style of defending the Lady Eagles. Give these kids more time to learn from these mistakes and hopefully next year (I hope next round) they can give these teams a run for their money. In the meantime lets pray that the Lady Eagles mature faster and that Coach Haydee Ong will be able to guide them through their maturing process.
Ateneo finished with a nice 27-of-55 shooting clip (49.1%), as against UP’s 23-of-64 (35.9%) mark. The Blue Eagles also proved that they can run effectively, scoring 22 fastbreak points and 17 off of their opponent’s 21 errors. In contrast, the Fighting Maroons managed to score only two fastbreak points. Martin Reyes and Arvin Braganza topscored for UP with 12 markers apiece.
Ateneo 83 – Buenafe 17, Al-Hussaini 13, Salamat 12, Tiu 11, Salva 6, Baclao 6, Austria 4, Long 4, Nkemakolam 4, Reyes 4, Baldos 2, Gonzaga 0, Chua 0, Burke 0, Sumalinog 0.
UP 66 – Reyes 12, Braganza 12, Co 8, Lopez 8, Agbayani 7, Sison 7, Sorongon 6, Astorga 4, Marfori 2, Fortu 0, Gamboa 0, Hipolito 0.
Quarter Scores: 25-15; 43-33; 70-52; 83-66
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Tracy Abad and Joe Buduan
SKycable ‘s Makisig 76, a cable channel whose shows are mostly about horses or horse races is now aggressive in venturing to other programs most specially sports programs. The President of Makisig 76 is Jack Ruby who himself is crazy about the game of basketball fan since he himself worked in the PBA once.
You know what brought these two companies together? Obviously the game most Filipinos love - Basketball. The fusion of resources of Gameface and Makisig eventually led to a basketball show named HARBOUR CENTRE BASKETBALL CRAZY. Like all Filipinos we are crazy about basketball, may it be the inter-barangay tournaments in which I believe a lot of us joined, or the intramurals, and even alumni tournaments. That is why in the
Makisig Network President, Jack Ruby, further acknowledged, "This new Basketball Show will definitely be for the hardcore fans of the game with a unique non-traditional twist of reportage, analysis, and features only Bill Cosme, Tracy Abad, and Joe Buduan can deliver. This will also showcase Makisig's full support and commitment to the number one sport in the country.”
"This is yet another wonderful development not just for Makisig and Gameface but more so for every one who loves the game of basketball. HARBOUR CENTRE BASKETBALL CRAZY is sure to become one of those shows you will never want to miss," declared Henry Abes, President and Chief Executive Officer of Gameface.ph, The Philippines' First and Only Media Portal For Hardcore Basketball. "We are very proud of our new partnership with Makisig 76 and we hope to bring all the fans the same kind of high quality basketball discussions and topics you've gotten used to online."
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
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Sunday, July 13, 2008
The Eagles started with Nonoy Baclao, Ryan Buenafe and Rabah Al-Husaini up front with Jai Reyes and Chris Tiu as the guards. The Warriors on the other hand had Elmer Espiritu, Gino Etrone & Pari Llagas at the frontcourt while James Martinez and Marcy Arellano manned the back court.
The first quarter saw both teams try to be deliberate and set up their offense. Unlike their game in the NSL championship where the Warriors rained outside shots, the Eagles were prepared for the sweet shooting Warriors as they more than often had a hand in the face of its shooters. Elmer Espiritu started things for the Warriors with two quick baskets and a jumper while Nonoy Baclao & Chris Tiu countered with four points each for the Eagles. The Warriors were leading 9-8 for quite sometime as both teams exchanged defensive gems and forced each other to turnovers. Just like the game against Adamson, Coach Norman rotated the Eagles on the floor as the game progressed with Yuri Escueta, Nico Salva, Jobe Nkemakolam, Eric Salamat and Bacon
The second quarter saw the Eagles rack up some points right away as they raced to a 21-13 lead with Chris Tiu, Nonoy Baclao, Eric Salamat & Rabah Al-Husaini combining to give the Eagles that lead. The Eagles were playing an excellent team game as evidenced by one play which had Jai drop a pass to Nonoy Baclao who upon seeing the double team come passes the ball to a surging Jobe Nkemakolam and the Eagles take a 23-15 lead. Then the Warriors came back, James Martinez nails a three while rookie Paul Zamar beats the shotclock for another UE three and Pari Llagas scored four points inside. Before you know it the Red Warriors took control of the game with a 14-5 run to end the first half on top 27-26. UE was 4 of 9 from the three point area while the Eagles was zero of 2 from beyond the arc. The Warriors also controlled the boards with a 25-15 advantage in rebounds.
Yesterday the DLSU Green Archers led by Jayvee Casio’s 29 points barged into the win column with a 73-62 win over the FEU Tamaraws. They are joined by the UST Growling Tigers who bounced back as they unleashed their true form with a rout over the UP Fighting Maroons 94-75. Earlier the Adamson Falcons defanged the NU Bulldogs 73-65 courtesy of Mark Agustin’s awesome 25 points game. Adamson is now 1-2 while the Bulldogs are the only winless team. Next stop for the Blue Eagles the hosts, UP Fighting Maroons. Good luck to the Eagles and I hope they get their fourth straight win.