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, August 7, 2013

Azkals’ Bahadoran roots for RP, Iran in FIBA Asia

Azkals’ Bahadoran roots for RP, Iran in FIBA Asia
by rick olivares

Misagh Bahadoran, who is half-Filipino and half-Iranian is in a quandary when it comes to rooting for a team in the ongoing FIBA Asia Championships in Manila. “It’s only recently that I became interested in basketball,” said the Azkal and Global football player.

“I watched the Philippines-Chinese Taipei match the other night and it was very exciting,” recounted Bahadoran who was at the Mall of Asia Arena to catch the Bahrain-Iran match. “We didn’t win but it was an exciting match.”

The forward who was with other Fil-Iranians decided that if the Philippines plays Iran he and his friends will be happy for the winning team and sad for the losing squad. “That doesn’t make it easy for us,” admitted Bahadoran. “But maybe the winner here is basketball because I’ve become interested in the sport.”

The footballer said he looked forward to watching the Philippines play Qatar and Hong Kong to finish off their second round schedule.

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