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Check yo'self before you wreck yo'self

Yes, it has been ages, and way too much has happened since my last post for this blog to catch up, so I am hand-waving all of that so I can get to what I really want to write about today.

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In my post this morning, I talked a bit about the flashes of championship form that we glimpsed during the Ateneo-NU game, and that the Blue Eagles still needed to prove themselves against a real contender.

Well, thank you, Lord - I got my wish this afternoon when I witnessed (at least on TV) the team pulverize the FEU Tamaraws, sweeping the first round of eliminations and avenging themselves on the biggest opponents against Greg's eligibility in the process.

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Moving forward, I'm glad that Ateneo continues to rack up the wins, but after the experiences of the past years, a really long winning streak - especially a first-round sweep - feels like sitting on an ever-growing bubble that could burst at any time. Competition is bound to get tougher in the second round, especially with all the other teams looking to ruin the Blue Eagles' unblemished win-loss record this season. Of course, I don't doubt the team's ability to keep this up, but I prefer to err on the side of caution and would be more than happy to have the boys prove me wrong.

In the meantime, I am going to sit back and savor the wonderful win. The next game can take care of itself.
Wow, this post is way overdue. I thought I had already posted about the Ateneo-NU game, but I guess it got buried under a host of distractions, most of them coming from the day job. Then I tried to post about that and the contrast with the game against UE, but that didn't get off the ground, either :-p Then there was the Battle of Katipunan, Round 1, but that one got away from me, too, and then the game against UST, and now the end of the first round is looming in the horizon and I still haven't posted. Nice blogging, huh? LOL.

I was excited about the way Ateneo steamrollered NU to beat them by 24 points (and completely hobble Bobby Ray Parks in the process). I felt that the team was back in championship form in this game, with the starters dominating and the bench players ably filling in the gaps. However, in the back of my mind I knew that this wasn't the real story, and that the Blue Eagles still needed to prove themselves by defeating a real contender, not just a pretender (sorry, NU, but you still have a ways to go before making the jump), in such a manner.

I thought that the juggernaut of 2008-2010 had returned, but sadly this was not the case, as evidenced by the next couple of games. Ateneo's win over UE was reportedly horrendously ugly, but I didn't watch it live and missed the replay when our cable TV conked out, so I don't feel qualified to comment on how the team performed in that game. I was at the UP game, though, and even though the Blue Eagles once again handily defeated their neighbors, by then it was very clear that the starters were carrying the team.

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Now to post this... and not a moment too soon, because the last game in the first round is this afternoon :-p

The BEN Photo Caption Contest is On!

The BEN Photo Caption Contest has begun!

Registration on Gameface is required to view and participate in thinking up the best caption for the selected Fabilioh.com photo. At the end of each round, two (2) winners will be selected and each one wins one (1) GetBlued T-shirt!

Many, many thanks to Fabilioh.com, Gameface.ph and GetBlued (please see the links list in the sidebar for more information on our sponsors) for making the contest possible.

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Ateneo 81, La Salle 72; and a plug

The season-opening win over Adamson, which I was unable to write about due to obligations for which I am actually getting paid :-p, was horrendously ugly, but it was a W nonetheless; and it was no surprise that the game against the Falcons was going to be a tough one.

Yesterday's trampling of the La Salle Green Archers was a much prettier win - except maybe for the officiating.

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I would also like to plug The BEN Photo Caption Contest (registration on Gameface required), which starts on Tuesday, July 19. It is a bi-weekly contest that will run for the length of the UAAP basketball season.

Registered Gameface users are invited to think up captions for a selected Fabilioh.com photo. At the end of each round, two (2) winners will be selected and each one wins one (1) GetBlued T-shirt!

Many, many thanks to Fabilioh.com, Gameface.ph and GetBlued (please see the links list in the sidebar for more information on our sponsors) for making the contest possible.

Thoughts on the UAAP S74 Opener

It was... er... very bold of the Ateneo to have an outdoor opening ceremony.

I think anyone who has ever lived in the Philippines knows that doing anything outdoors at this time of year is really pushing it, but then I'm in no way involved in the Ateneo sports program/s, so what can I do, right?

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Ah, well. It wasn't perfect, but it was pretty cool in that the festivities were more inclusive rather than packed with slick production numbers and whatnot. Kudos to everyone who turned out to participate and watch the proceedings live, and I really hope that no one gets sick because of the rain.

And it's back to the trenches for all of us! Tomorrow - the Battle of the Birds, Round 1!

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It's official....

Greg Slaughter has been cleared to play in the UAAP.

Yay.

I'm glad that the UAAP Board listened to me reason and eventually cleared him, even though it was reportedly a close vote. To be honest, I'm not interested in picking apart how each member school voted and why - it's pretty self-explanatory when you know their respective interests relevant (and sometimes not) to the issue - or in comparing Greg's case to Rayray Parks, because the two are not similar in any way.

(Let me just say that I'm not surprised that the Board cleared Parks, too - with the way the press has been talking about him, it would also have looked really bad if Greg had been cleared but not him. Meh, whatever.)

After this, schools have the right to lodge protests up until the end of the first round of eliminations. It would be interesting to see if anyone would have the guts to try.

A Tale of Four Zits, Part Four

(Last in a four-part series on recent developments concerning the Blue Eagles)

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A Tale of Four Zits, Part Three

(Third in a four-part series on recent developments concerning the Blue Eagles)

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