Monday, December 11, 2017

Blue Eagles celebrate 9th UAAP Title

Your Bonfire hosts (L-R) Laura Lehman, Bettina Jose, Jhofer Eleria, yours truly, PJ Lanot and Martie Bautista. This year's Bonfire's theme #Blue Eagles Band of Brothers One Big Fight!

Presenting your 2017 - 2018 UAAP Men's Basketball Champions - 
The Ateneo Blue Eagles.

First to be interviewed from the players are the graduating Blue Eagles including Team Captain Vince Tolentino, Kris Porter and Chibueze Ikeh.

The crowd and myself egging on Center Kris Porter to give it one more year.

Chibueze Ikeh is very happy that his patience and sacrifice resulted in a title. I told the crowd that since he is one of our best shot blockers we can now call him "Chibog-Easy Ikeh!"

UAAP Season 80 Finals MVP Thirdy Ravena said that his love for the Ateneo made him overcome all the adversities he faced. As I said Agent Zero is definitely a true blue Ateneo hero!

"Matt, is it true na nagkatampuhan kayo ni Mike?" "Nakalimutan mo raw kelan ang Birthday niya?" "Whenever you are with the ball, we have no doubt that you will come out with the best decision for the team" From now on we can call you Walang Duda-Matt!"

"Next year always give Tyler a pass so that it will be called Assist-Tio!" 

" When you cover an opponent its as if you are double teaming the person! That's why you should be called Mamu Dinobli!"

Had a blast interviewing former NBA Center Alton Lister who is now one of the Assistant Coaches of the team and is working on the big men.

Kudos to the second team of the Blue Eagles and the future stars of the team. 

A message of thanks from Assistant Coach Sandy Arespacochaga whose supporting cast has been developing Blue Eagles for more than a decade.

Another successful hosting of the Ateneo Bonfire. See you next year.

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