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.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Shooting Stars competition at the Jr. NBA event with Muggsy Bogues

We ran a mini-event at the Jr. NBA Finals today at the Mall of Asia. It's a simple game I came up with called Shooting Stars. We first ran this last year also at the same event to great success. The game is simple. I married a shooting competition with hydration albeit under time pressure. Each team has different participants at four different positions on the court. Before they shoot the ball, they have to drink a cup of Gatorade. When they've completed all four shots, they have to retreat to the halfcourt line where they have to heave a long ball through the net. The team that completes the tasks in the shortest possible time wins. 

What we've done is mix teams comprising of a member of the media, a Jr. NBA participant, and a Gatorade athlete/NBA player.

For today's challenge, it was Team Jolas (Lastimosa) versus Team Muggsy. Team Jolas was composed of interaksyon's Roy Afable, Abante's AJ Bolando, Jojo Lastimosa, UP Fighting Maroon Henry Asilum, and one Jr. NBA player. Team Muggsy had obviously, Muggsy Bogues, Gatorade's Stu Balmaceda and Yu Murayama, NU Bulldog Jean Mbe, and UST Growling Tiger Aljon Mariano. Team Muggsy won the Shooting Stars competition in 1:04 to the 1:47 of Team Jolas.

After the fun and games, we all had some pasta and pizza!

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