Sunday, April 25, 2010

Where I Date Myself Talking Basketball

I have been an on and off basketball fan through the years. Locally I followed the PBA when Jaworski was still a playing coach and throwing temper tantrums on the court. That was also the time when the Loyzaga brothers were barreling their way through the games, their chests always on the brink of a charging offense. I was still a tween then and the basketball shorts still showed thighs, lots of them. I ditched the PBA when I was in high school to focus on the UAAP. I supported La Salle during the time when they were claiming a three-peat, but the official records state that FEU was the champion that third year. As for the NCAA, I was more aware of what was going on in the States. The March Madness is pretty exciting a rule. I guess I was unofficially supporting UCLA through the years, but I really wouldn’t know enough to engage in basketball betting. Locally, I went to UP but not during the time of Paraz and Magsanoc, so I pretty much focused on our poor standing in the UAAP and had no idea what was going on in the NCAA. As for the NBA, I watched it during the time when Michael Jordan and his tongue dominated the sport. After that I would try to follow the playoffs, but not religiously. I think I only started being truly interested again when Yao Ming came on (you know you’re Asian if…). And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how I date myself.


The Rooster Crows at 4am! said...

I was a huge fan of "March Madness", but since my move to the Philippines I really did not follow college basketball from America this year.

I see so many Filipino basketball games on my local cable stations. It's very popular here, isn't it?