October 7, 2007 was a great day for Philippines Sports! It was a memorable day for me and let me tell you why…
First, La Salle won the 2007 UAAP Basketball Championship by defeating UE with 73-64 points (a convincing 9 points lead). Everybody thought that UE was unbeatable since they had swept the elimination rounds. If you look at each of the UE Red Warriors individually, La Salle Green Archers were no match for them. But we beat Red Warriors because of the heart and determination to win as one team. More than 1/2 of the Araneta was filled with Green Archers fan. The Green Archers had led the game all the way from the first to the last quarter. Thanks to MVP Jayvee Casio and MVP Cholo Villanueva for hitting the key shots when it mattered most.
I knew it when we beat Ateneo, we could win the UAAP Championship! ANIMO LA SALLE!!
P.S. Now I know why the WAVE is unlucky… Franz Pumaren was right and the only wave we saw yesterday was the one from UE. No more waves for the Green Archers gallery.
Second, Pacquiao retained his WBC International Super Featerweight Title by defeating Barrera in a 12 rounds unanimous decision. His new record is 45-3-2 with 34 KO’s at the age of 28. All the Filipinos were hoping for a knockout but we saw how Barrera was avoiding Manny’s punches. Barrera’s goal was to survive his last 12 rounds of his career and enjoy his $2 Million dollars pay out. Thanks Manny for making us all proud once again.
P.S. No, I’m not that guy! The photo above is Zorro from ABS-CBN running club (according to him) during yesterday’s breast cancer run. He gives a comic relief in most of the major runs in Manila.