The other day, I sat down with some fellow Ateneo alumni and while talking the time away, one said that there was nothing quite like the atmosphere of an Ateneo-La Salle game. I said, "yer kidding me."
The looked at me like I was nuts and I continued, "Obviously ya'll never been to a football match. No, not the local games, but the European ones..."
So I told them in 2005 UEFA Champions League Final between AC Milan and Liverpool FC, the Merseyside supporters were cheering and rocking the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey -- two hours prior to the match and all the way until its glorious end.
And speaking of Turkey, two of its clubs, Fenerbahce (which now has in their line-up one of my fave footballers in free kick specialist Roberto Carlos) and Galatasaray have a heated rivalry like our Ateneo-La Salle. But the atmosphere is totally totally different. And that is a goddam understatement. Check out these vids to see what I mean. The vid showing a match between the two teams is from a game last October 2007. Bloody hell!