Another huge weekend of sports looms and the world should be ready.
Locally, the collegiate scene winds down with the other big-time league (the NCAA) in its Final 4 stage. San Beda has booked its ticket by surviving a game Letran squad playing without Smart Gilas bound Rey Guevarra. The Knights, behind RJ Jazul and Kevin Alas, kept in step (even led) with the defending champions. But Borgie, Garvo, Dave, Bambam and Superman will not allow them to lose. On the other hand, the Heavy Bombers took advantage of a Jimbo Aquino-less Golden Stags to force a winner-take-all 330pm on Monday.
On the other hand. the international version is just starting, with Midnight Madness in full throttle. North Carolina will be trying to defend their title. Kansas and Kentucky just nipping at their heels and Duke chomping at the bit. Expect some posts on it soon.
Pro Basketball is taking root as well, with the PBA and ASEAN Basketball League underway and NBA Tip-off being two weeks away. I will input my thoughts on the NBA all season long here. Btw, Wynne Arboleda acted like an idiot. He acted as if what a certain retired "journalist" would be doing in theory. I am just giddy that SMART Gilas is playing. They lost against Burger King that featured the slugfest between Wynne and the heckler, but that's fine.
However, things change and perspectives change. As of 1110pm Saturday night, My dad passed away. It saddens that you lost someone you love. It saddens when he left a little bit too early. But you know, I know he is in good hands with the Deity.
What do I remember about him? For starters, I inherited the love of sports from him. He loved watching sports. He especially took to love baseball, especially the pitching aspect. After all, he did pitch when he was young. He liked the Yankees. He liked the Lakers as well. The first basketball game I watched live was with my dad at the Araneta Coliseum. The last moment I had with my dad in the hospital was watching Game 1 of the ALCS, with CC Sabbathia dealing some mean stuff. Yankees won, so he was pleased.
I also remember him being stern and strict, but that is a different matter. Anyway, Dad, I love you. Wherever you are, take care of us.