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.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

What's the time?

Two fans were thinking of ways to give their team a boost.

Fan 1: Everybody does those signs with puns. They think they're very punny. We should be different!
Fan 2: I hear you. So how about we march inside the Blue Eagles' locker room... demand, hold them hostage, or we can beg... to be given one minute of their time to express how we feel?
Fan 1: Okay ako... except the part where we hold them hostage. Sira focus nila doon. Maybe sa isang team na lang.
(Both laugh high five. One lets out a whiff of gas and they laugh even harder.)
Fan 1: Ayan tuloy... sige. (laughs a little more) How about we give them a one or two liner -- yung famous movie quote? Yung mala-"win one for the Gipper."
Fan 2: Who's the Gipper?
Fan 1: Damn. And you call yourself a sports fan.
Fan 2: I'm only 20 years old!
Fan 1: Sige, how about we say -- from the movie Cool Runnings 'to -- "Feel the rhythm. Feel the rhyme. Get on up. It's bobsled time. Cool runnings!"
Fan 2: Okay siya pero si Rabeh at si Jobe lang naman mahilig sa hip hop o reggae dyan. And that's bobsled. This is da Philippines, man. Walang bobsled bobsled dito. O, ganito...
"Bleep bleep bleep La Salle. Bleep bleep bleep bleep La Salle. Bleep. Bleep. I don't know about you, but bleep bleep bleep La Salle."
Fan 1: (shocked). Dude, get a grip on yourself. Chilax. Okay yun except hindi papayag si Fr. Nemy niyan. Wholesome tayo. Where did you get that?
Fan 2: http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=jp-ichirospeech071508&prov=yhoo&type=lgns
Fan 1: Hahahahaha Let's try something else.... yung sa Miracle, "I am Mike Eruzione. And I play for the United States of America.
Fan 2: But they all play for Ateneo? Some of them have been wearing the uniform for several years na... maybe sa National Team kasi they come from different schools. And how does that work when the coach leaves the team and goes home and comes up with all sorts of excuses to coach against Ateneo?
Fan 1: Ouch.
(silence)
Fan 1: Wala na akong maisip.
Fan 2: Simple na lang.... Believe.
Fan 1: Yup. One Big Fight!
Fan 2: Fabilioh.
Fan 1: Halikinu.
Fan 2: Blue Eagle Spelling.
Fans 1 & 2: Go Ateneo. One Big Fight!

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