The UAAP Men's Basketball season ended a few weeks ago. My Alma Mater, The Royal and Pontifical University of Santo Tomas (UST), founded in 1611 is the oldest Catholic University in Asia. In sports circles, we are called the "Growling Tigers" with a never-say-die attitude. In this past season, the Men's Senior Basketball Team went from the brink of elimination to beating Ateneo University for a slot in the Final Four. We put an end to the 12-year consecutive finals appearance of the Ateneo University. From 4th seed, we went on and beat the top seeded team to gain entry into the Championships. Another record broken. Game 1 of the Championships was a big boost to the Tigers, however, we were unfortunate to snag the championship. Our opponent, the Dela Salle University (DLSU) won the championship this year. Oh well, as previously mentioned.. Never Say Die.
|Jeron Teng (R) and Jeric Teng(L)|
On the 3rd of November, the draft for the professional league will start. Most of the graduating basketball players from the UAAP have filed their application. It will be a very interesting professional league this time. These college boys will be out of their comfort zone and will have to learn team play with former opponents. I am looking forward to the new recruits for both the professional and collegiate leagues.
Thousands of miles away, the NBA will start on October 29. Whoopie! Another sporting event to look forward to. Thank you to cable television, I can watch the games live. I am torn whether to root for Chicago Bulls - for Derrick Rose, or for Miami Heat, mentored by a Filipino, Eric Spoelstra. They are both strong teams and anything can happen. As with all sports, may the best team win.
I love sports and actively participated in it when I was young. I was a member of the Pepsi Skateboard Team and it was such a good experience for me. I played basketball with my boys when they were growing up. I engage in a "scream fest" with my daughter whenever we watch games on TV. Haha. Being a big sports fan gives me and my kids valuable bonding time. We sit and watch, heckle and jeer, jump and body slam... and of course, I don't forget the popcorn. :)
Happy Monday to all sports moms!