Someone asked me how my blog and newspaper column came to be titled "Bleachers Brew". It's like this, it's an amalgam of sorts of two things: The bleachers area in the stadium/arena where I used to sit when I would watch baseball, football, and basketball games and Miles Davis' great jazz album Bitches Brew. That's how it got culled together. I originally planned on calling it "The View from the Big Chair" that is a nod to Tears For Fear's second album, Songs from the Big Chair. So there.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Saved by Zero

Gilbert Arenas comes to the Philippines for the adidas Agent Zero Tour 2008.

Arenas, one of the best players in the National Basketball Association and nicknamed himself “Agent Zero” when pro scouts tabbed him to see zero minutes of action on basketball’s biggest stage. And he is coming to Manila to spread his message of determination, adidas’ message of Brotherhood, and the Gil II Zero collection including the shoes and apparel.

Arenas plays for the Washington Wizards and has been known for his fierce competitiveness and lovers of the sport watch out for his slashing drives to the basket and his long-range jump shots. And adidas showcases the many facets of Agent Zero’s character with eight Gil Zero shoes including Black President, Vote for Gilbert, Channel Zero, NBA Live 2008, Hibachi, Customize, I Love L.A. and Agent Zero. Learn about the story behind each of these shoes at These shoes correspond to the eight core values of basketball namely Confidence, Commitment, Passion, Respect, Inspire, Sacrifice, Trust and Innovative - all these promoting Brotherhood in the

The Agent Zero Tour 2008 will feature community events, exclusive parties, and mall tours.

On July 6, Gilbert Arenas is scheduled to visit adidas concept stores including Mall of Asia store at 11:00 a.m., Rockwell store at 2:00 p.m., and TriNoma store at 5:00 p.m. This will be followed by the Agent Zero Tour 2008 statement show at the TriNoma Activity Center at 6:00 p.m. where fans and sports buffs alike can have a once-in-a-lifetime experience to meet and greet this basketball great. Guests will enjoy the activities surrounding the venue and get the chance to have their Gil Zero shoes autographed. For more details on how to join, please check out Agent Zero Tour 2008 information at adidas stores in Mall of Asia, Rockwell, and TriNoma.

While in Manila, Gilbert Arenas will also officially lead the turnover of a basketball court to a Gawad Kalinga community as part of adidas' mission to help promote sports among the youth.

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