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, June 14, 2013

Blue Eagle 40 - 40 minutes of Ateneo sports -- premieres June 17 on

Blue Eagle 40 is an idea I had percolating in my head for a few years now.  No, it is not an offshoot of the late Halikinu Radio. I pitched it last year to Ateneo but we didn't get anywhere. But like He always says, in His time. And this year, we finally got rolling. 

Why Blue Eagle 40? Well, technically, there are 40 minutes in a basketball game and that's enough time to dissect a game or chat with some guests. If we extend, then it's like a hoops match -- there's overtime. It won't be simply basketball, we're going to tackle all the college sports or pro sports that involve Ateneans.

For the first episode, Bo Perasol has the distinction of being the first ever guest and we talk about his coming in to Ateneo, the Filoil pullout, the trips in the US and Japan, and if he likes his job at all. For the second ep, we have volleybelles Fille Cainglet and Alyssa Valdez. The third ep, the UAAP preview, you'll hear me talk about my pre-season rankings with guests Juami Tiongson and Frank Golla. 

Blue Eagle 40 premiers on June 17. The second ep will air later in the week because the following Monday is the UAAP preview. After that, we go live the day after every weekend. For now it's on But we plan on putting it on YouTube, Vimeo, and iTunes. And when we can work the kinks out, there will be live streaming. 

Here's the teaser! Thanks and we hope you enjoy it. OBF!!!!!!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Rick, congrats on this project. Looking forward to watching it. Note that your title says "June 17" but your article says "July 17". I suppose it is the former.