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, October 26, 2012

Caligdong vs. Caligdong

In Group D play of the 2012 UFL Cup tonight at the University of Makati (assuming we've got great weather and the pitch is playable), Air Force and Sta. Lucia get it on in the nightcap after the Battle for the Group B championship kicks off the day's doubleheader (Navy vs. Team Socceroo). Air Force is a game behind Army (2-1-0) with a 1-1-0 record. They'll be up against Sta. Lucia, a team with its own roots to Iloilo as it virtually has a similar composition to its brother club in Stallion. Sta. Lucia still has a chance to advance to the knockout stages of the cup but they need to take some points against the defending cup champions. Now you know that it won't be easy.

One other subplot is this is the first time in UFL history that a Caligdong will go up against a Caligdong. You all know the dude in the picture above... goes by the nickname of Chieffy or Da Chief. Has his own commercial including that Gatorade one where he recreated his incredible goal against Mongolia. Well, he'll be leading Air Force and he'll be up against the dude in the picture below....

Meet Jun Caligdong, cousin of Da Chief. Jun was supposed to play for Air Force several years ago but it never happened. Was content to play club football in Barotac Nuevo and is now trying to find himself a career in the UFL with Sta. Lucia. Good luck, gentlemen! The Jun Caligdong photos are from me. Kindly ask permission if you are going to borrow them.

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