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, September 19, 2012

Adam Morrison revival

I do love a good story. One that hopefully will have a great ending. You know -- success, falls down and short, rises up and achieves something? It's cliche-ish but it still is relevant because it's something we can understand and deal with on a cyclical basis. Coming from a Jesuit school, I follow the athletic programs of brother schools in the United States such as Georgetown and Loyola Marymount. In fact, I wrote about it years ago on in an article titled Heaven is a Playground. But it wasn't until John Stockton put Gonzaga in the map did I follow the basketball team from Washington. While the Bulldogs didn't have those blue chippers who usually went to UNC, Duke, or some other big program they did get better with players like Ronny Turiaf, Dan Dickau, Austin Daye, Richie Frahm (who played as an import here in the Philippines and was a part of the first ever NBA Asia Challenge), and Josh Heytvelt to name a few. And of course, there was Adam Morrison. Yep, his career hasn't been much and he's been labeled a bust. Prematurely or not, true or not, I do root for him to succeed. And who knows? Just maybe this time he'll get a break with Portland. Hope he is given proper playing time. Now here's something I wrote for titled Break On Through the Other Side. Hopefully, I will be able to interview Adam soon (I already asked for help on this). 

1 comment:

  1. Hopefully you'll be able to land that interview very soon Rick. Massive fan of Adam and the Bulldogs. I even followed his Belgrade/Besiktas career through youtube.