Category Archive: Sports
The Road to Redemption of the Philippine Football Team
The basketball-crazy Philippines has always been the football minnows even though the country is one of the pioneering football country in Asia. Unfortunately, soccer has never took root in the 7,107 islands and until today, the Philippine football team never became a serious contender in various football tournaments. We have yet to qualify the FIFA World Cup or even won a major football event for quite some time.
Meet Paraguay’s Number One Fan
Been watching the World Cup for the past few weeks and I never expected to be this drowsy for the lack of good sleep waking up in the wee hours of the night to watch crucial matches at 2:30 AM. I never expected Paraguay to go this far since it should be France, England, Portugal or Italy that be playing in their place. But as the tournament progresses to the next round, Paraguay now found itself in the quarterfinals for the first time and will be facing European champions Spain, who already dispatched a lackluster Ronaldo-led Portugal team.
The Forgotten Athletes: Pinoys in Hitler’s Olympics
The unfortunate thing about recalling about our sports history is that we have forgotten the athletes that competed and even medalists are also forgotten. Another thing to point out is that its very difficult to find pictures of the athletes that compete in their respective disciplines. This article will try to describe the exploits of the people who brought glory to our country.
The Japeth and Rubio Affair
We know every Pinoy baller’s dream is to play in the NBA let alone a shot in the PBA itself. But not many characters have snubbed to the last minute and decided not to go on. I’m not talking about players with a case of “cold feet” ala “runaway bride.” Some may say, they want a big share of money to a point of asking too much. Others want to play for a contending team and not on a doormat rag-tag squad. While other players are indecisive and not sure if they want to play or not.
The Last Dance at Rio
The Philippines has been a basketball as far as anyone can remember and when you say the country’s name its always synonymous to basketball in the world of sports. We can can be compared to the football-crazy countries of Vietnam and Thailand when it comes to the devotion to the sport we both love. But sadly, the state of basketball development in the country is in a total disarray as the Samahan ng Basketball ng Pilipinas is at odds with the Basketball Association of the Philippines. To make it more depressing is that the Philippines haven’t qualified to the Olympics and World Basketball Championship for the past few decades and now China, South Korea, Iran and even Lebanon have ruled the Asian basketball circuits for quite a while now. Right now we are playing catchup as two national teams vie for national glory. The Rajko Toroman-mentored Smart Gilas developmental team aims for the 2012 London Olympics while the PBA-powered team coached by Joseller “Yeng” Guiao aims for the 2010 World Basketball Championship in Turkey.