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.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Football Saturday

It was a football Saturday for me. Had a meeting in the morning with some of the Kaya guys at The Coffee Bean at Burgos Circle. Then it was off to the University of Makati for live analysis of the 2011 UFL Cup. With the broadcast panel for the first game -- Ryan Fenix and Anthony Suntay. The three of us did the Pachanga-Global match then Jason Webb was with us for the Nomads-Kaya game.

After the UFL games, I went to the party for the Philippine Football Federation at the office of Nonong Araneta who received a new mandate from the 32 of 33 football federations (Charlie Cojuangco was absent as usual). Had a long chat with FIFA instructor PN Sivaji (above) who I hope to be doing work with sometime in the future. Also took the time to catch up with some of the FA presidents who I hang with -- Kutchie Fucoy, Rolly Tulay, Anlu Carpio, Dick Emperado, Cabili Sinsuat, and a few others.

Photo op time! With Tiptip Fucoy, Paolo Pascual, Ojay Clarino, and Jerry Barbaso who should have played in the recently concluded 26th Southeast Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia. Below: (standing) Jerry Barbaso, Paolo Pascual, Joseph Malinay (congrats on your upcoming wedding!), Tiptip Fucoy, Misagh Bahadoran (thanks for the uber compliment), and Onie Patulin. 


  1. Sir Rick why not move to oust Charlie wala naman nagawa yan sa NOFA ....

  2. That's up to the people of Negros to decide.