October 25, 2009
True Colors: Golden Triumph
So the NCAA season ended "unexpectedly" with the San Sebastian Stags sweeping the three-time defending champions San Beda Red Lions via a 15-point blowout in Game 2 in front of a partisan crowd at the Big Dome. With Borgie Hermida bloodied, Jimbo Aquino carried off to the showers, and Anthony Del Rio injured at the bench, if there was a game 3, the two teams have to use their Team B players (of course that won't be allowed).
At the end, Season 85 showed its true colors: Gold and Red. The Red and White will have to wait one more year to have a chance of reclaiming the championship. Jimbo Aquino limped away the winner, and Borgie Hermida did not just have tears flowing from his eyes as the Red Lions were humbled in the mecca of Philippine sports.
But lemme scrutinize some points pointed (duh) out throughout the internets:
Borgie Hermida was bloodied and apparently has an eye fracture. His mom almost had a heart attack. Yeah, not to sound pathetic, but Letranites didn't make a big deal out of it when Rey Guevarra was hit by Sudan Daniel on the way down. Everything comes back at you. Basketball is a contact sport. You should watch ice hockey, those ice skates slice of fingers like a hot knife through butter.
The game was luto. Like seriously, this only happens in the NBA.
Calvin Abueva is into drugs. Lemme put it this way, even if you inject me a ton of steroids, I won't be able to perform as good as him. The point? Steroid or no steroid he's good.
San Sebastian is the all-Filipino champion. Guess what, you can get imports too. So does that mean Letran is the last all-Filipino champion? How about Mark Andaya? (LOL) Which brings me to PCU, but Gabby Espinas came from Subic and that's where the former U.S. Naval Base is located, wait, who am I kidding. It's common knowledge that Espinas has foreign blood. So it's Letran 2003? What's next rooting out the mestizos?
Bedans throwing coins. Yeah next time, stop saying "Beda tuloy laway." Alain Katigbak did better: he makes a living pissing off basketball players.
Mike Abasolo had too much coffee. Dude, next time, drink tea.
Andrei Felix pwns Boom Gonzalez. At least that's right.
Who the hell is Archie Inigo? He's a high school player? He looks like he's Grade 6! He's underage! We only allow high schoolers who repeat fourth year three times to make sure he stays at our team for the longest time! Ban the Squires! LOL
Which brings me to the deciding game of the NCAA Juniors Finals this Thursday at the Arena. San Beda allowed two championships to slip away from their grasp this semester. A loss from either school will be a disappointment: Letran with their 17-0 start, and San Beda for coach Ato Badolato's final year.