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.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

NCAA Season 91: A great game but even better sportsmanship (Red Lions vs Altas)

The San Beda Red Lions survived a scare from the Perpetual Help Altas who missed a bunch of free throws (seven to be exact) in the endgame. SBC took the match, 83-81, to go to 5-1 while UPHSD fell to 4-2. It was a game that had all the feel of a playoff match. But through it all, both squads displayed great sportsmanship.

Earl Scottie Thompson, the reigning NCAA MVP, played the entire match (although it says officially he played 39 minutes) but I believe that fatigue caught up with him as he missed five of those seven free throws that nearly flipped the script for them.

As he flubbed a chance to cut the lead to two and hope for a put back off an offensive rebound, the Red Lions and their coach, Jamike Jarin, all tropped to the far end of the court to cheer up a disconsolate Thompson. Terrific display of sportsmanship between the two squads. Of the Bedans, I'll give massive props to Dan Sara, Art dela Cruz and Ola Adeogun who epitomized sportsmanship. As Thompson agonized over a botched FT, Adeogun came over to tap his hand; a gesture reserved only for teammates. That was a cool moment.

I was a proud spectator to this.

1 comment:

  1. I hope Letran will learn something from your article Rick, especially their fans.