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.

Friday, February 24, 2012

That new football shop along Katipunan -- Bootcamp!


There's a new football shop in town and that's Bootcamp. Located at the 3rd Floor of the Regis Center along Katipunan Road (in front of Gate 3 of Ateneo de Manila), Bootcamp is designed to provide equipment and kits for football players and fans. I checked it out today, Friday, before going home and it's not a bad start for this endeavor put up by Green Tee Inc with former UP footballer Andrei Mercader as Football Coordinator. Good job!


If there's anything that piqued my interest it is the black long sleeves Barcelona. I have the short sleeved version that I bought in Kuwait. But I kinda like the long sleeved one. The other would be the Russia kit but this is not the version I like (they also have Scotland). I heard that they aren't done filling it up with the shirts of other clubs. I guess that is good because there really aren't enough choices. Too many Manchester United shirts as well. Ugh. Those playing in the second season of the Ateneo Football League you might want to check out Bootcamp for your boots, shin guards, and other stuff.


Good start but it would also be cool to have DVDs, scarves, pins and other paraphernalia. Just spoke with Andrei and he assured me that their stocks and variety will improve soon! Yeah!

9 comments:

  1. Would be nice if you can write about more football shops like this one, sir.

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  2. Suggestion to the owner: Get those Azkals jerseys playing abroad, like Etheridge's Fulham jersey, for example. Or how about Stephan Schrock's Greuther Furth jersey?

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  3. do the kits have numbers and names of players? thanks

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  4. @rhk111 thats an awesome idea!

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  5. do they have gear, like football boots (i assume there should be since the shop is called BOOTcamp!), as well as goalkeeping gear esp gloves, long sleeved shirts? it would be great to setup a branch here in cebu!

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  6. Please set up a branch here in Bacolod or Iloilo as well.

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  7. MERON PO BANG Nike Total 90 Laser IV Football Boots - White/Orange/Black

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  8. do you have captain's armband?

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