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Facepalm PBA Moment   

With the conclusion of the recent 2014 Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) rookie draft where Filipino boxing legend, Manny Pacquiao, was drafted 11th by new team Kia Motors and made me think that the league is already a joke and a shell of its former self. Gone are the days that the league drafted legends in the making, gathering truly gifted and hardworking athletes into its teams. Right now the draft is making a mockery of the teams and PBA legends that helped raise the league standard to a really high level. right now we keep drafting unknown so-called Fil-Ams (Filipino-Americans) or Fil-Whatevers. The complete draft results can be found here. I honestly think that the Pacman is just grabbing attention and not really thinking straight. His team, yes Manny owns Kia’s basketball team, even drafted his cousin Rene Pacquiao! Now that is insane and not good for business in so many levels, I won’t even try to make sense of it. 

Pacquiao a no-show at PBA Draft Combine but cousin Rene shows wares

 

DLSU WIns its 7th Straight

In more celebration-worthy news, the De La Salle University Green Archers (not my Trophy Manager team) has just won it’s 7th straight game and is now tied for the top spot in the league along with Far Eastern University Tamaraws with 7 wins and 2 losses. The win came at the expense of the University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons winning convincingly with a final score of 74 – 53.

Jeron Teng is back to his dominant self driving strong to the basket and at the same time getting his teammates involved. He now reminds me of a less athletic Blake Griffin with his superior body strength and drives to the hoop. Along with him, Almond Vosotros broke out of his shooting slump and started to shoot threes once again. It will be important for DLSU to add three point shooting to their offense since it will open the paint more often to make Jeron more lethal in games. I still think that the team lacks some much needed consistency in low-post scoring. We also don’t block much shots so it will be very difficult to emulate what National University did to Ateneo de Manila University yesterday, August 24.

 

What the hell PLDT?

This one will be short since it’s been resolved quite quickly. About two days ago I was surprised that our internet connection, provided by PLDT, was restricted due to an unpaid balance that we had for the month of August. So I paid the bill online via a link provided by PLDT. I called their billing department the next day and I was surprised that they admitted that they was not able to send out our bill for the month. So I said to myself, that how does a big company like PLDT treat their customers in this manner? Why is it that they are so quick to ban people from using their services even though it’s their fault we were not able to pay to begin with? Is it their way of saying that we need to subscribe to their paperless billing service? I hope not. 

 

 

 

 

 

Archers boss, Jimbo, talked to AP about his team’s title run demise at the hands of local rivals and father time. The vocal owner, further told AP that he does not plan to give and says that one last title push is possible even with a lot of aging squad members.

“This season shows all aspiring teams that it is possible to reach 2nd, 3rd, or 4th by buying some good players. But it takes a lot of heavy investing to win a championship. I have told people before, that I would shock the world, and I may have come short on a few occasions but I think we are poised for a strong push in the next season. Changes? I would sell a few and but one or two good players to help out in the effort, but I won’t guarantee this. We need to spend wisely this time unlike past spending ventures.” The 28 year old manager/owner told AP.

“We are not a young team. I’m almost certain that we will lose some people to retirement in about two to three seasons. I’m not that worried, though. We have a lot of talented young players waiting in the reserves. They are not as strong as the old guard but they are definitely capable. We are working to get a great midfielder or defender in our lineup next season, but it’s not a guarantee. We ask the fans to be patient. We will win this someday, may it be next season or in twenty seasons.”

The team was also disappointed at how the team crumbled towards the later half of the campaign ruing lost games to weaker opposition. AP spoke to Archer Captain Alfredo Varela about the team’s reaction to a possible 2nd place finish.

“No one is happy to be honest. We were, at one point, shaking our heads and wondering what happened. We started so strong and we crumbled. We had bad games, a lot of decisions didn’t go our way. It’s sad, I don’t know if all of us can every recover from this. We tried so hard. But I guess trying is not enough. Some teams are more lucky than you, stronger than you, hungrier than you. We were not that team, and it showed in the end.”

The Archers will face, now crowned UFL champions, Blue Wave FC.

Newly acquired Dutch midfielder, Isaac Verhassel, is showering praise on his teammate Alfredo Varela.

“I have seen his goals and how he plays. he is a true legend in this club and the country. I have seen him play for the country in an international level. Of course he has lost some of his youthful legs but he can be very dangerous in important matches. He is the team’s leader, and everyone here respects him.” The Archers number 2 said to AP

Notes: Isaac Verhassel has scored 12 times for the Archers in the UFL this term, the most in the league after 12 matches. Comedian Joey De Leon and Vic Sotto was spotted in attendance. Varela started on the bench and was subbed in after the hour mark.