Where Heroes Are Made.
That’s the theme for the 73rd Season of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines which will be hosted by De La Salle University. Yes, we can be heroes in our real lives.
I spent the whole afternoon glued to the TV screen. I love the opening song done by Ogie Alcasid, and the different school colors of the eight universities participating reminds me of the long ago cartoon series, Bioman. I am not a connoisseur when it comes to basketball because the only games I watch on TV is the yearly UAAP series. I get excited just watching everyone but of course, the lion’s share goes to my Alma Mater, University of Santo Tomas. I remember the last time the team won, four years ago. The three of us, my daughter, my son and I were jumping like crazy while watching the championship round. The three of us are UST alumni so there never was a question of who was rallying for whom, we were one in supporting UST of course. Sadly though, the next three seasons were not meant for UST Growling Tigers but that was okay with me because, overall, UST remained the champion and last season was their 37th win. I am still optimistic that Pido Jarencio and his boys would draw magic inside the court. Would that be too much to ask and dream about? Then it would be nice to celebrate it with the 400th year of the university. We are celebrating the quadricentennial year of UST by 2011.
Wow, it seemed that they were up to a good start. UST won over UE by a margin of 13 points. 80-67. It was a very exciting game and I enjoyed watching it. Go USTe! Go Tigers! Growl!
(Photo courtesy of WikiPilipinas.org)