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.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Last night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum post-Game 3 of the Alaska Aces' 14th title romp

In the video above, I took some shots of the final seconds of Game Three of the 2013 PBA Commissioner's Cup as the Alaska Aces swept Barangay Ginebra in three. Over the past three years, I have tried to cover the Aces as extensively as possible (and when available). That's me holding up the trophy -- Alaska's 14th!

With Calvin Abueva, our Gatorade Brand Ambassador. He didn't get the Best Player of the Conference Award but this guys should win MVP, Rookie of the Year, Sixth Man of the Year, and the Best Import Award.

Tony de la Cruz has been one of my favorite basketball players even when he was with Shell. This one was a long time coming. Should have gotten it three conferences ago but it never happened. After Game Three, the time was just right. 

When I would go to the Ironman triathlon events, Alaska CEO and boss Fred Uytengsu would shoot me looks when I'd wear an Olsen Racela San Miguel jersey or a Noy Baclao Air21 jersey. Now I can go to an Alaska event and wear this. 

1 comment:

  1. 2 people I'm most happy for:

    1. Luigi Trillo - I believe he was the coach who took control of the UE Red Warriors team that went 0-14 in one season. Hopefully, this latest feat makes people forget about that when they look at him as a coach.
    2. JVee Casio - after so many heartbreaks (from La Salle, to Gilas, to Powerade), this hardworking guy has finally felt, once again, what it means to be a champion.