All posts tagged: Basketball

An Outsider's Guide to the Ateneo Basketball

This post is for the people like me — in a relationship or married to a die hard Atenean. Jeff was a member of the Ateneo Blue Babble Battalion from 2002 to 2005. His passion/craziness over Ateneo basketball is unbelievable. I’ve been going with him to see the games for two years and I’ve seen Ateneo bag two championships. I’m not really a pro on this, but this is how I see the games. Here are a few tips for newbies like me. 1. The season starts in July. Jeff and I just got back from Boracay in 2011 when the season started. He’s been talking about it in forever so I kinda know that he’s excited to take me to watch the games. I’m a huge basketball fan, but I’ve never really given a thought about college hoops. It was the busiest July to October of my life. There were games almost every weekend. So if you’re planning for trips/wedding/etc during these months, well, don’t. It is hard to pull them out of the …

An Open Letter to Alvin Patrimonio

Hi Alvin! *please insert feeling close accent here* How are you? At the moment, I am yet again mending a broken heart because San Mig Coffee/BMeg/Purefoods just lost to Alaska. I wouldn’t say I am your biggest fan. Maybe, I am just one of the many who admire you and your passion for the game. It was back in the early 90’s when I was introduced by my father to basketball. He was a frustrated basketball player. I remember I was in kindergarten when I first saw you on TV. Honestly, I thought you looked like my dad, or he looked like you. That’s my father on the left. I hope he won’t kill me for publishing his pogi photo. Haha! I would always get my father’s newspaper in our tricycle to check the game schedules and finish my homework early so I could watch the game. You know, Papa’s rule was no homework, no TV. Basketball is a big part of our household — Papa is San Miguel, my brother is Alaska, while me …