Ateneo 69 vs.
by rick olivares
pix by Philip Sison
Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these broken wings and learn to fly
All your life you’re only waiting for this moment to rise.
- from an ancient yarn by Lennon-McCartney
The day began unlike any other one. That is for a lot of people. Many had gone about the previous days’ business albeit with a knot of anticipation in their stomach that threatened to give them an ulcer until they popped an antacid. That’s what being on the cusp of a basketball championship means to so many.
For the Event Security detailed at the Araneta Coliseum, it meant getting very little shut eye for the previous night they worked the reunion concert of the APO Hiking Society. You could say that the seminal OPM group paved the way for an all-Ateneo weekend by kicking butt and taking names with a fabulous three-hour show. And that meant the event security had to be back at the Big Dome by 9am to prep for another slobberknocker between Ateneo and