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AnthonyServinio
07-15-2007, 02:21 AM
Note: The following opinion column of Rico Navarro in The Freeman should serve as an eye-opener for fans of the CeSAFI.


College Ball & Pride
BLEACHER TALK By Rico S. Navarro
Sunday, July 15, 2007


Have you surfed channels and observed the ongoing PBA Finals and basketball games of the UAAP? Did you notice which games had more “K”? Which games had more fans or spectators? From this lot of fans, which fans were wilder, rowdier, or were simply having more fun? Which games had louder cheering support for teams? Which TV production/coverage had more TV sponsors?

If you answered the PBA, guess again. The period between July and September is actually the time the PBA takes a back seat to the real stars of local basketball. It’s time for college ball once again as the UAAP leads the pack of the country’s collegiate leagues in “taking over” local basketball. Incidentally, it is of no coincidence that the PBA and PBL are taking their respective off-season breaks.

I’ve always admired the way the UAAP and NCAA games are being conducted, from the actual games, to the fans and their TV coverage/productions. All these are at par or are even better than the PBA, and they’ve managed to really establish a name for themselves. If this were a Marketing 101 class, these leagues already have a strong brand equity.

And as I admire both leagues, I can’t help but also take a look at our very own CESAFI, Cebu’s collegiate league that could boast to be the best outside Metro Manila. And yes, I’ll have to ask the same questions as those raised earlier in this column. Do we have the same wild fans, full-house venues and high-tech TV coverages for our very own CESAFI? Or better yet, does the CESAFI have any significant impact or influence on local basketball fans? I guess the bottom line question that we should be asking ourselves is how close (or far) are we from being a UAAP or NCAA?

At this point, it will be tough to make a sweeping generalization of CESAFI’s status, but I’d like to cite one single factor that makes the UAAP the premier collegiate league in the land today. And I invite you to see if we also have the same things in the CESAFI. This isn’t the most important part of a basketball league per se, but is an excellent gauge of the league’s status.

The Fans. The UAAP’s fans are mad about their teams. They scream their heads off at the bleachers and support their teams like crazy. The irony of it all is that we’re seeing only elimination round games so far. The mother showcase of fan support would have to be at all La Salle-Ateneo games. The Araneta Coliseum is a must as a venue where tickets are sold out way before the gates open on game day. Scalpers love it when La Salle and Ateneo meet since they hardly have to do any “selling.” Their jacked-up tickets are sold at four to five times their face value and they still run out of tickets to sell. July 28 will mark their first official UAAP game in two years after La Salle’s suspension last year, and this early, fans of both sides are already looking forward to the battle.

Can we say the same thing about the CESAFI?

A consequence of a big fan base are the full-house venues at almost all (if not all) UAAP games, regardless of whether or not these are elimination round or playoff games. Fan loyalty is so strong that you have students and alumni so proud of their teams. Some will say that many of these fans come from “hakot” crowds, but if you’ll take a closer look, you’ll notice that many of them go to the games on their own and without any hakot “pressure” from their schools. You’ll even notice a spill-over effect even among our midst where you see Cebuanos cheering for UAAP or NCAA teams. I don’t think this is a result of hakot, do you?

But the question is “why?” Why are these students and alumni so gung-ho in defending their teams? Do we see this same loyalty among CESAFI fans? Do we see diehard USC students cheering for USC in the same way that Ateneans or La Sallians cheer for their teams?

It’s all about pride. The one thing missing in our local setting is one’s love for his/her school (for students), or his/her alma mater (for alumni). Rarely will we see local basketball fans madly loyal to their school teams. The only exception here would those diehard fans of UV and UC. But you can count them with your fingers. How about you? Are you proud of your school? When your school plays in a CESAFI game, does this have any impact on your being a student or alumnus of your school?

If you talk to a grade school student of La Salle or Ateneo, chances are high that you’ll see someone who’s madly proud of his school. And it’s not about basketball. It’s all about loving one’s school, nothing more. When this love and pride is nurtured through the years all the way to college, it’s virtually impossible to erase it. And so I ask again. Do we have the same thing in Cebu ?

I’d like to believe that the CESAFI can and will become an institution in the long run. But it won’t happen overnight. And we all know where it all starts. Thump your chest with your fist. Now that’s a start.


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Time-out: Happy Fiesta to the people of Lutopan (Brgy. DAS). May Our Lady of Mt. Carmel bring back the glory days of old.

You can reach me at bleachertalk@yahoo.com

bleachertalk
09-06-2007, 11:18 AM
Hi Anthony,

Bleachertalk here (Rico). Thanks for posting my column.

Update lang: It looks like USC is now lording it over at the stands as top fans of the CESAFI 2007 season. They're led by a diehard Carolinian in Jojo Saso who's also a teacher at USC. Fans like them are what we need to spice up the CESAFI.

AnthonyServinio
09-07-2007, 02:22 AM
Hi Anthony,

Bleachertalk here (Rico). Thanks for posting my column.

Update lang: It looks like USC is now lording it over at the stands as top fans of the CESAFI 2007 season. They're led by a diehard Carolinian in Jojo Saso who's also a teacher at USC. Fans like them are what we need to spice up the CESAFI.




* * *THAT'S good to hear and I pray that there be more Jojo Sasos in the other CeSAFI schools.* The next step is to get more of the alumni involved by way of donations for the schools' athletic programs.

* * *Very soon, all the CeSAFI schools may want to organize their own cheering team complete with big bass drums in the stands and pompom girls on the floor at halftime.

* * *I posted the column because I believe it will be a good way to make the students support their school.* At least we are now moving in the right direction. CeSAFI playoffs are next week so its also time for the cheering to go to the next level!

a_ron
09-18-2007, 11:31 PM
this year our Warriors will gonna dethrone the green lancers...

amdgc82
10-09-2007, 06:13 AM
Cesafi battle spreads to the bleachers
By Marian C. Baring
Sun.Star Staff Reporter
Tuesday, October 09, 2007

APART from the courtside battle happening in the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc., another battle is brewing in the stands—fans vs. fans, a proof of the growing following of Cebu’s premier collegiate league.

During the semifinals, the heated rivalry between University of the Visayas and University of San Jose-Recoletos claimed its first casualty as a man had to be dragged out of the stands as he was beaten by fans after he heckled a section full of supporters of the opposing team.

In a game that lasts for almost two hours and in a closed and secured area like the coliseum—with a mob hundreds of angry fans involved—a lot of things could happen.

Because of this, Cesafi tightened securities and requested additional police to be at the venue during games and incidents of coins and bottled water thrown containers were reduced.

But these avid followers never run out of tricks just so they could sling mud on their opposing team, or opposing school. To avoid injuries, they resort to the traditional placards with often snide remarks, or a fully choreographed, topless band.

In the championship series of the Cesafi, fans of the University of San Carlos strike the UV team the age of the UV players.

They sometimes carry placards accusing UV players of not attending classes.

Upperhand

UV defends itself in huge white banners which say “Age does not matter.” Having the upper hand and being the champions for the last six years, they also proclaim, “UV dynasty will never end.”

Last Sunday, a UV fan came towards the area of the USC supporters and went dancing with banners waving. This prompted a security guard to escort the fellow out of the coliseum.

He was later back on the stands, this time with his fellow UV supporters. The heckling did not stop. UV’s drum and bugle, which had situated itself at the very top of the almost deserted bleachers, went towards the USC side of the coliseum and started playing and dancing to different tunes and in funny moves.

Making the other side mad seemed to be the motif of every game. Last Sunday, however, the heckling and the jeering stretched not just after the game but on the streets as fans shouted insults to each other.

Year by year, the Cesafi support base is increasing, proving that Cesafi is growing more and more each year.

The growth is also helped that now the Cesafi has ceased to be predictable with UV shredding its cloak of invincibility and a new team could take over the throne, which UV has stayed on for six years.

And as today’s Game 3 opens shop at the Cebu Coliseum, the action won’t be limited to the court and the participants won’t be just the 12-man on the team.

Howard the Duck
10-09-2007, 11:50 PM
ayos pala dito.... may improvement na. kung madami kasing manonood may pera. more money = improved competition

a_ron
10-14-2007, 07:55 AM
Congratulatin to our USC Golden WARRIORS WE WERE NOT ABLE TO DETRONE THE UV green lancers but still our WARRIIORS played Magnificent basketball hu wud have thougt that the warriors cud bet the lancers 2 times in the championship series...

yokam
10-16-2007, 02:54 PM
UV is no longer invincible as they used to be. USJ-R and USC were able to stretch the so-called "mighty" Green Lancers into deciding games both in the semifinals and in the finals. Now that key big men Berame and Mepaña no longer suiting up for UV next season along with USC's Llanto and Ramirez, the CESAFI will get a lot more exciting and balanced. Set your eyes on SWU's Zanoria.

thadzonline
10-16-2007, 03:22 PM
With Mepaña and Berame out, it will be a good time for 6-11 Greg Slaughter and 6-6 Edrian Gilbert Lao to show CESAFI fans that they deserve to be in a Green Lancers uniform..

OT: @ makoy, welcome to gameface.ph

yokam
10-16-2007, 06:31 PM
Thanks Thadz, update me from time to time if naa event or coverage ang Gameface in any basketball event here in Cebu.

fer15
10-19-2007, 04:04 PM
yah..sir saso is doing a great job..the crowd is a big factor for the USC warriors to play really well..my friend,who is a one of the players even told me that without the crowd..they will never make it to the championship..i hope the participating schools will do something to encourage the students to watch the games..the tickets are affordable and it's really fun cheering for your schooll..be proud of your school.. ;D

yokam
10-19-2007, 05:25 PM
For sure next season will be a very big one for CESAFI. Other schools will surely be following USC's crowd's lead for their full support given to the whole team. USJ-R and SWU will be among those schools. It will be CESAFI's big break, and I do hope that it will have more media exposure thus to show the entire nation what Cebu's collegiate teams really got. It will be a big help for the players to as they'll be noticed by other bigger teams and leagues. Mike Luga and Eric Zanoria for example, both are still be playing next season, with their skill level, they can still go further than playing in CESAFI and other commercial basketball leagues in Visayas.

lady_warrior
10-19-2007, 10:20 PM
CESAFI should be thankful to USC becasue i'm sure..their ticket sales increased especially during the finals series...heheh :P

thadzonline
10-22-2007, 10:02 AM
and USC students and Warriors fans have a few more reasons to keep supporting their basketball team next CESAFI season and even in the upcoming VAAA tournament

yokam
10-25-2007, 08:08 AM
CESAFI's fan base will expand next season. What transpired to this (2007) CESAFI season will surely be a motive for other teams to do good next season, thus, more reasons for fans, especially students and alumni alike to give their respective schools or favorite teams support. In lieu to this, I hope that the hype that CESAFI that might be creating entering it's 8th season will draw in more media coverage, for print, radio, and even television and the internet, to further expose CESAFI to RP's basketball scene.

thadzonline
10-25-2007, 10:15 AM
And CESAFI could have an exciting batch of rookies coming in next season

a_ron
10-26-2007, 03:52 PM
The warriors is in good hand with mike Reyes with the team i can c a very good future for the golden warriors....i think not to get anything from coach Jay Ramirez the credit must be given to coach mike reyes.. 2001 when i im still in 1st year college the warrior do have a lot of big and talented players to mention a few of them Joshua Ramirez from Adamsom, Llanto and Nino Ramirez,2 big man Galo and Montecillo ang Omolon but correct me if i am wrong we just won 3 games back despite having those players...

yokam
10-27-2007, 01:26 AM
Administration support can be a factor for USC's surge lately. USC's admin really don't give much support before to athletics compared today. Back-to-back finals appearance and a near upset against UV might motivate the administration to do and support more.

fer15
10-28-2007, 02:44 PM
yah..i hope they'll get a full support from the admin..they deserve that.. :)

thadzonline
10-28-2007, 10:30 PM
I hope the admin now give the athletes more benefits like board and lodging and a little allowance should not hurt too

fer15
11-01-2007, 06:42 PM
I hope the admin now give the athletes more benefits like board and lodging and a little allowance should not hurt too


mao jud..i really hope they will support the team..

thadzonline
11-01-2007, 08:44 PM
hey fer15, someone is joining practice tuesday...abangan, fil-foreigner

fer15
11-02-2007, 11:11 PM
hey fer15, someone is joining practice tuesday...abangan, fil-foreigner


really?i'll watch their practice come tuesday..thanks thadzonline.. :)

thadzonline
11-06-2007, 04:09 PM
the USC coaching staff had big, wide grins on their faces on his first day of practice, tuwang tuwa si Mike Reyes and Jay Ramirez

AnthonyServinio
11-06-2007, 04:19 PM
hey fer15, someone is joining practice tuesday...abangan, fil-foreigner


really?i'll watch their practice come tuesday..thanks thadzonline.. :)

> 6'4" estimated height (taller than Ryan Carlo Padayao, currently the tallest Warrior)
> dad is Australian, mom is Cebuana
> plays more on the outside (a natural guard?)
> hmmmmm.

thadzonline
11-06-2007, 04:24 PM
hey fer15, someone is joining practice tuesday...abangan, fil-foreigner


really?i'll watch their practice come tuesday..thanks thadzonline.. :)

> 6'4" estimated height (taller than Ryan Carlo Padayao, currently the tallest Warrior)
> dad is Australian, mom is Cebuana
> plays more on the outside (a natural guard?)
> hmmmmm.

he looked like he was the tallest in the court earlier...his mom and uncles were there, i'd say more of a wing player

yokam
11-06-2007, 11:29 PM
A perfect replacement for Niño Ramirez, even more. He's a lot taller for average wingmen in both collegiate and local basketball leagues here in Cebu.

ankle breaker
11-24-2007, 04:21 AM
go carolinians go. win the CESAFI championship next year.

thadzonline
11-25-2007, 12:24 PM
go carolinians go. win the CESAFI championship next year.


they were close in 2007, will they finally win it all in 2008? hmm..interesting since they have new additions that make them a lot bigger team

ankle breaker
11-28-2007, 03:56 AM
reports coming out that comm tuikinhoy resigned. if that's the case, who's going to replace him? i wish that the next commissioner will not compete with other cebuano or visayan leagues but instead will work hand in hand with the other leagues so that we basketball loving cebuanos will enjoy good basketball.

thadzonline
11-28-2007, 09:07 AM
Make Yayoy Alcoseba of VAAA CeSAFI commissioner, hehe

ankle breaker
11-28-2007, 10:36 PM
Make Yayoy Alcoseba of VAAA CeSAFI commissioner, hehe

that's a great idea because he's one of the top honcho in the vismin area for SBP i think. that would be positve sign for the unity of cebu basketball. but i guess yayoy is not the commissioner of VAAA if im not mistaken. he's just one of the founder of that league.

thadzonline
11-28-2007, 10:38 PM
Boy Murillo is VAAA commish I guess, but Yayoy of course is active in the VAAA. I believe that having personalities from both leagues work across their respective leagues in different capacities will do good for unity in Cebu basketball

ankle breaker
11-29-2007, 01:01 AM
yeah, boy murillo that's him. why not make him the commissioner of CESAFI also? being a commissioner of VAAA and CESAFI will do good for both leagues. Is Murillo from Cebu or from Leyte?

thadzonline
11-29-2007, 07:42 AM
am not sure where Comish Boy Murillo is from..Maybe Mr. Servinio knows

ankle breaker
11-29-2007, 10:23 PM
Attention: Mr. Anthony Servinio. Can you answer our inquiry? Thanks.

thadzonline
11-30-2007, 07:42 PM
with how UV fared in the CCL, hopefully CeSAFI gets two slots in the tournament next year

ankle breaker
12-01-2007, 12:01 AM
with how UV fared in the CCL, hopefully CeSAFI gets two slots in the tournament next year

there were 2 slots last year. I think it was UC and UV and they went through a certain elimination round with other visayas teams.

thadzonline
12-02-2007, 09:29 PM
yeah, but UC didn't go far in the tournament so maybe the reason why only 1 slot is given to CeSAFI this year

ankle breaker
12-04-2007, 03:58 AM
there was an elimination tournament before last year's CCL. that's how UC qualified. why there's none this year? if they brought USC or USJR or SWU, they have a good chance too.

ryanniex
12-04-2007, 10:29 PM
Make Yayoy Alcoseba of VAAA CeSAFI commissioner, hehe

that's a great idea because he's one of the top honcho in the vismin area for SBP i think. that would be positve sign for the unity of cebu basketball. but i guess yayoy is not the commissioner of VAAA if im not mistaken. he's just one of the founder of that league.



yup yup yup your right hon. coach yayoy alcoseba is not the commisioner of the vaaa he is the founder of the league, the commisioner of the vaaa is sir boy murillo

ryanniex
12-04-2007, 10:31 PM
Attention: Mr. Anthony Servinio. Can you answer our inquiry? Thanks.


yup boy murillo is the commisioner of the vaaa

next game of the warriors if the schedule will be followed will be on dec. 16 at ormoc city vs the wlc... 6pm

ryanniex
12-04-2007, 10:34 PM
with how UV fared in the CCL, hopefully CeSAFI gets two slots in the tournament next year


supposed to be it has been 2 slots for every league at the ccl the problem is that, mura man gud ug wla ilha ang usc coz for me i feel mura me ug gikontrahan sa league i dont know y...

but 3 yrs ago when uc is the runner up they always go to the ccl only us the warrior dont have the invatation

ryanniex
12-04-2007, 10:34 PM
there was an elimination tournament before last year's CCL. that's how UC qualified. why there's none this year? if they brought USC or USJR or SWU, they have a good chance too.



this was way before.....

ankle breaker
12-05-2007, 12:05 AM
and what year was that?

thadzonline
01-06-2008, 09:11 PM
Zonals na this coming January 9-13 sa Cebu Coliseum, qualifying for the National Students Basketball Championships on Feb 25-March 5 diri sad sa Cebu

ankle breaker
01-09-2008, 03:24 AM
Zonals na this coming January 9-13 sa Cebu Coliseum, qualifying for the National Students Basketball Championships on Feb 25-March 5 diri sad sa Cebu

who are the participants?

thadzonline
01-09-2008, 07:30 AM
The Zonals, according to Sir Anthony Servinio was moved and will now start on the 12th. So far, USC, USJ-R, UV, SWU, ACT and CIT has confirmed participation. I have also read somewhere that UAAP and NCAA schools have committed to play in the NSBC if they qualify. Cebu last hosted NSBC in 1996 when SWU beat UV for the title. UV won the NSBC title the year after in Dipolog City

USC.JOSAS
01-14-2008, 11:49 AM
Thank you my frend rico and the rest of the guys who makes a colorful write ups in regards to the USC Warriors which we perhaps made history in the making that a fans/crowds could make the difference in the 7th season of CESAFI especially USC/Carolinians or the WARRIORS were no longer a doormat in the league from CAAA to the newly named CESAFI. We are here to continue what we started and they may won the battle at first in finals but the war or rivalry of basketball is not yet finish but more to come in the next season.... yes PRIDE of the USC student warriors the crowd is part and integral to what is happening in the 7th season of CESAFI even to the finals of game 5 i've seen alumni from north campus/south campus, TC and Main campus a like and past coaches of the USC Warriors were there to witness of what the USC team made of..... really the essence here is the sense of belongingness and being a product of UNIVERSITY OF SAN CARLOS who prioritize education first then balance it with other extra curricular activities such basketball and taking a break to watch and have fun to witness....to the word that spread of whats in or new..... til the nest season may everyone still continue what we started and be part to take pride of who we are true Warriors.

yokam
01-22-2008, 09:17 PM
Expect a wilder and more enthusiastic USC community in the next CeSAFI. For sure this will bring the league into new heights.

ankle breaker
01-23-2008, 11:37 PM
i thought dili madayon ang zonals, finals na dayon.

thadzonline
01-24-2008, 12:53 AM
murag wa madayon ang zonals pero naka sked japon ang NSBC sa Feb 25-Mar 2..naa pod diay PRISAA meet Feb 8-10, 2 USJ-R players(Ponce and Malinao) will be joining USC in that tourney

ankle breaker
02-05-2008, 01:09 AM
mayra sad oi. bati gihapon to ug resulta kay dili suportado sa BAP-SBP.

thadzonline
02-05-2008, 05:38 AM
karong sabado ug domingo na ang PRISAA

a_ron
02-05-2008, 11:40 PM
NAAy Taas Center ang position pwede ta toh paduwaon sa USC kaso over-age na, Fil-am pud toh si Daryl Smith.heheheh

ankle breaker
02-06-2008, 05:26 AM
basin amiga nimo ang anak nga bayot ni daryl smith a_ron? ;D

thadzonline
02-06-2008, 06:10 AM
toinks, di na fil-am si Smith oi, import na sa PBA sa una way dugong Pinoy..

ankle breaker
02-07-2008, 03:37 AM
toinks, di na fil-am si Smith oi, import na sa PBA sa una way dugong Pinoy..

sayop diay gihapon iyang joke thadz, na jokeling na nuon. ;D

a_ron
02-07-2008, 09:46 AM
Kabaw sad ko oi Darly Smith is a Naturalized Filipino

a_ron
02-07-2008, 09:50 AM
Sir Thadz peace ta ha way unay pareha gud ta carolinian, di lang kau ko ganahan sa idea na puro nalang Fil-am ang mga players sa Warriors...How come ang USJR makaita man gyd cla ug mga mau na mga local players like Lydon GUDEZ i heard taga bohol na cya,ug cla malimao,Gabas,Justiani ug daghan pa puro gyd local..Sori sir thadz nothing against you..

thadzonline
02-07-2008, 11:54 AM
prob with USC is they have less to offer compared to other schools..in fact USC ra ang skul nga wala room and board mao di jud nila makuha ang best available local talents pwera na lang if ganahan jud kaayo moduwa sa ilaha or pag-umangkon sa coach like the San Juans..I think murag kana si Malinao kay nahan man gani ta na kuhaon sa USC..daghan biya USC jrs. nga maayo unta wa lang nila ma keep like estoesta, patrick benedicto sa una

ankle breaker
02-19-2008, 11:45 PM
basin karon mag seryoso na sila sa recruits nila thadz. basin na explain ug maayo ni mike reyes ang importance ana nga aspect.

thadzonline
02-20-2008, 04:20 PM
i hope so

USC.JOSAS
02-20-2008, 04:32 PM
perhaps what we can do or if i may suggest ''why not let's try to invite a informal or brain storming with the former alumni of USC who in anyway are now succesful and well respected individual in the business sector, sales and marketing sector,and are active in sports development also known alumni who are big boss in their own business. who could pitch in some pledges or long term na support for the USC varsity basketball team for seniors and juniors. what do u think thadz? ???

thadzonline
02-21-2008, 07:33 AM
good idea..maybe not just Usc but the other schools as well as it will improve the level of competition in the CeSAFI

ankle breaker
02-27-2008, 05:26 AM
i don't have to name names but i know a businessman who owns a couple of jolibee franchises in cebu. he's a USC alumnus and he even sponsored a team before with the thirsty cup.

thadzonline
02-27-2008, 09:12 AM
a lot is taking shape my friend

thadzonline
03-01-2008, 10:56 PM
top 3 places in the NSBC went to Cebu teams, Univ of Luzon Dagupan finished fourth...Oh well, with that kind of opposition.....

thadzonline
04-01-2008, 09:54 AM
USC got booed, hmmm, war in the stands coming up

amdgc82
09-20-2008, 07:00 AM
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Passionate fans show team spirit
www.sunstar.com.ph

WHEN University of the Visayas Green Lancers and the University of San Carlos Warriors are billed in the basketball competitions of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi), expect an all-out war—not just by the players—but from the crowd.

If you are a USC fan, never make the mistake of sitting where UV fans are, or the other way around, otherwise, be prepared for the ultimate humiliation.

Cebu Coliseum also made sure that fans stay apart, putting up signs to direct which way a supporter goes to help them survive the steamy and crowded venue.

In Game 1 of the semifinals last Thursday night, the Coliseum became a virtual banner city. When cheers are drowned by all the noise, the fans’ ways to be heard is plaster their thoughts—support for their squad or insults to the opposing team—in a banner.

There were no coins, or water bottles thrown, but a lot of insults were.

Last Thursday, the UV squad showed just how much they are willing to spend for their basketball team as aside from green balloons and a drum corps, they had tarpaulins printed for each of the UV Green Lancers, which was distributed to the crowd.

Choice

On the other side of the Coliseum, the USC fans showed artistry with colorful banners. They had blank cartolinas and pens ready as well and also wore yellow t-shirts that says, “win or lose, it’s the school we choose.”

Curiously, the Catholic school fans had the more vile words that insult UV as a team and as a school.

At halftime, things got even rowdier when the UV dance troop performed, which naturally, earned unfavorable cheers from the USC side.

The Carolinians started making countdowns in an effort to confuse the dancers, called them ‘cheap’ and made fun at the costumes as ‘wa’y budget’. Of course, the UV fans, retaliated shouting “suya, suya, suya” to USC.

And to make things worse, the dancers, whose performance had a military theme, where they wore military costumes, while bringing shotguns as props, started acting like they were “shooting” at the USC fans.

Things, however, hit rock bottom, when a former Miss Cesafi started dancing provocatively on stage and a wave of insults prompted her to sit down.

And this will not be the end of it. What surprises these groupies have on their sleeves will be known when the two teams once more meet for Game 2 of the best-of-three semifinals series next Sunday at the Cebu Coliseum.

This Tuesday, the University of San Jose-Recoletos and University of Cebu face each other for Game 1 of their best-of-three semifinals. (MCB)

thadzonline
09-20-2008, 12:56 PM
its so unlike last year's crowd...naging bastusan na ang laban...sport lang sana

estor_boot
09-22-2008, 08:58 AM
that former ms cesafi at the stage is hot! ;D

hehehe.. you cant prevent it bai thadz, theyre all die hard fans. basta wala lang violence like throwing of coins and bottles. for people who would easily loose their cool or short tempered should stay home, never watch a cesafi semifina/final game. hehehel

thadzonline
09-22-2008, 09:13 AM
lageh, pero usahaya its already foul and below the belt and that's from both sides including some faculty and school officials

a_ron
09-29-2008, 08:39 AM
UV deserves it...........

durden_tyler
10-05-2008, 03:31 PM
CESAFI Finals on BTV this week!!! (i will post the schedule when i get it)

a_ron
10-07-2008, 11:12 PM
prob with USC is they have less to offer compared to other schools..in fact USC ra ang skul nga wala room and board mao di jud nila makuha ang best available local talents pwera na lang if ganahan jud kaayo moduwa sa ilaha or pag-umangkon sa coach like the San Juans..I think murag kana si Malinao kay nahan man gani ta na kuhaon sa USC..daghan biya USC jrs. nga maayo unta wa lang nila ma keep like estoesta, patrick benedicto sa una



You are very right Sir thadz USC is inferior as compare to other school..Just look at the SWU recruits they are from the nothern part of Cebu like Zanoria and others if USC has just the resourses they could have landed in USC..

thadzonline
10-08-2008, 08:58 AM
prob with USC is they have less to offer compared to other schools..in fact USC ra ang skul nga wala room and board mao di jud nila makuha ang best available local talents pwera na lang if ganahan jud kaayo moduwa sa ilaha or pag-umangkon sa coach like the San Juans..I think murag kana si Malinao kay nahan man gani ta na kuhaon sa USC..daghan biya USC jrs. nga maayo unta wa lang nila ma keep like estoesta, patrick benedicto sa una



You are very right Sir thadz USC is inferior as compare to other school..Just look at the SWU recruits they are from the nothern part of Cebu like Zanoria and others if USC has just the resourses they could have landed in USC..


In fairness, 6'3" Jeros Ceniza tried out for USC but did not impress the USC coaches enough mao nang nangita ug lain team and landed at SWU..

thadzonline
10-08-2008, 09:27 AM
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Passionate fans show team spirit
www.sunstar.com.ph

WHEN University of the Visayas Green Lancers and the University of San Carlos Warriors are billed in the basketball competitions of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi), expect an all-out war—not just by the players—but from the crowd.

If you are a USC fan, never make the mistake of sitting where UV fans are, or the other way around, otherwise, be prepared for the ultimate humiliation.

Cebu Coliseum also made sure that fans stay apart, putting up signs to direct which way a supporter goes to help them survive the steamy and crowded venue.

In Game 1 of the semifinals last Thursday night, the Coliseum became a virtual banner city. When cheers are drowned by all the noise, the fans’ ways to be heard is plaster their thoughts—support for their squad or insults to the opposing team—in a banner.

There were no coins, or water bottles thrown, but a lot of insults were.

Last Thursday, the UV squad showed just how much they are willing to spend for their basketball team as aside from green balloons and a drum corps, they had tarpaulins printed for each of the UV Green Lancers, which was distributed to the crowd.

Choice

On the other side of the Coliseum, the USC fans showed artistry with colorful banners. They had blank cartolinas and pens ready as well and also wore yellow t-shirts that says, “win or lose, it’s the school we choose.”

Curiously, the Catholic school fans had the more vile words that insult UV as a team and as a school.

At halftime, things got even rowdier when the UV dance troop performed, which naturally, earned unfavorable cheers from the USC side.

The Carolinians started making countdowns in an effort to confuse the dancers, called them ‘cheap’ and made fun at the costumes as ‘wa’y budget’. Of course, the UV fans, retaliated shouting “suya, suya, suya” to USC.

And to make things worse, the dancers, whose performance had a military theme, where they wore military costumes, while bringing shotguns as props, started acting like they were “shooting” at the USC fans.

Things, however, hit rock bottom, when a former Miss Cesafi started dancing provocatively on stage and a wave of insults prompted her to sit down.

And this will not be the end of it. What surprises these groupies have on their sleeves will be known when the two teams once more meet for Game 2 of the best-of-three semifinals series next Sunday at the Cebu Coliseum.

This Tuesday, the University of San Jose-Recoletos and University of Cebu face each other for Game 1 of their best-of-three semifinals. (MCB)


I am appalled by this journalist's biased, unfair, unbalanced and unprofessional brand of journalism. She cannot even get the facts straight. And now she is sports editor of her paper.

While I condemn my fellow Carolinians for behaving in such a classless manner, stooping down to such level, I would also like to point out some inconsistencies and facts that she failed to mention in her report:


Cebu Coliseum also made sure that fans stay apart, putting up signs to direct which way a supporter goes to help them survive the steamy and crowded venue.

Have they done enough to prevent UV's bold enough fans to sit with the opposing team's crowd with insulting banners? We have not only seen this in the semifinals against USC but moreso in the finals series with USJ-R. MCB could not claim not to notice because she can see every corner of the coliseum from that media box where she sits.

And what about the provocation of the UV drum corps who had such guile to transfer to the USC side of the venue during the semis?



If you are a USC fan, never make the mistake of sitting where UV fans are, or the other way around, otherwise, be prepared for the ultimate humiliation.

yeah right, especially when UV faculty starts acting like they own the whole venue. I was at the stage early that day when Game 1 of the semis was played. When the venue was starting to fill up, a group of Carolinians(I suppose they had season passes since they were allowed at the stage) were embarrassed when they tried to sit on the vacant seats right in front of me because a UV faculty who just arrived said it was reserved for UV. When the group approached commissioner Tiukinhuy, the commissioner looked surprised about the reservations and allowed the group to sit on the area anyway.


Curiously, the Catholic school fans had the more vile words that insult UV as a team and as a school.
yeah right! WHo wrote, "USC, home of scandals" on their streamers? who wrote "USJ-R, home of abortion" on their banners? who let condom balloons fly? Who chanted "hubo!hubo!" during the games?

These were definitely more vile words compared to say, "UV, home for the aged", "eskwela mo uy", "walay budget", "way lami"

I do not understand why an esteemed journalist would claim that the more vile words were the ones I listed on the second paragraph than the ones in the first paragraph.


There were no coins, or water bottles thrown, but a lot of insults were.
this is right, no water bottles or coins were thrown. but there were others like stones thrown. some of Mr. Saso's students claim they were hit. NOw, who threw those stones?



The Carolinians started making countdowns in an effort to confuse the dancers, called them ‘cheap’ and made fun at the costumes as ‘wa’y budget’. Of course, the UV fans, retaliated shouting “suya, suya, suya” to USC.
SSD's editors allowed an article condemning USC crowd behavior but fails to balance things out. During Game 2's halftime presentation by USC's intramurals Pop Jazz champion, UV fans even had the stomach to get into the court and perform acrobatic stunts which were definitely not part of the show. Did the CeSAFI even raise a finger? And why is the Cebu media so silent now?


Things, however, hit rock bottom, when a former Miss Cesafi started dancing provocatively on stage and a wave of insults prompted her to sit down.
THey can notice all things USC does. But did MCB notice the loud-mouthed UV PE Teacher at the stage shouting insults? Did she even notice a UV official and fan who ran toward a USC fan and tear up a streamer the USC fan was holding? I know she did, she didn't just want to write it down. I was there, If she saw that former Miss CeSAFI dance, she couldn't have missed that incident as well.

All I am asking is that Cebu media be fair with their articles, get their facts straight, and be professional enough to balance views. MCB's article is just biased, unfair, unbalanced and looked more like a press release from UV than news

ankle breaker
10-08-2008, 10:34 PM
kinsa man gud na si MCB nga grabe man nakalaban sa UV? graduate sad na siya ug journalism sa UV? basin mao nay training nila.

amdgc82
10-10-2008, 06:28 AM
Friday, October 10, 2008
Record crowd turnout
By Marian C. Baring
Sun.Star Staff Reporter
www.sunstar.com.ph

THE Cebu Coliseum has become too small for the Cesafi.

Last Wednesday night’s triple-header of the championship season of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc., (Cesafi) was a staggering success, breaking the all-time record in terms of attendance.

This was announced yesterday by Cesafi commissioner Felix Tiukinhoy. This could have been the cherry on top of a very successful year, had it not been for some unscrupulous individuals, who took advantage of the Cesafi phenomenon.

The crowd last Wednesday was triple the number of that in last Monday’s game with the Cebu Coliseum personnel resorting to letting people in by batches. The gates were closed during in the battle for third between the University of Cebu and University of San Carlos.

Once some of the UC and USC fans were out of the coliseum, they then allowed people hoping to watch the juniors finals between UV and UC and later, the late comers who wished to watch the seniors finals had to be squeezed in.

Such was the situation in the Coliseum that a young lady had to be attended by the first aid team after fainting from the suffocating heat.

This was the situation last Wednesday and by the looks of it, Cesafi could have raked in a lot of income from it.

However, during the most successful day of the season finals, it was also the day when Cesafi had the lowest ticket sales after they were victimized by scalpers. Their sales went down by 30 percent.

“We never really experienced having our tickets faked. We were not prepared for an incident like this to happen that gate officials had to chase these scalpers away,” Tiukinhoy added.

Popular

Fake tickets were sold at P50, some P20 higher than what was sold at the gates. People were tricked into buying as they need not line up to buy them.

“In hindsight, I guess it shows just how popular Cesafi has become because people actually take their time to fake them,” said Tiukinhoy, who found out about the shenanigan when someone tried to sell him tickets.

“They even had season passes, which we only give out to school officials. When he saw my ID, he walked away from me,” Tiukinhoy added.

Meanwhile, Tiukinhoy added that he was impressed at how the crowd acted last Wednesday.

Because everyone had to squeeze inside the coliseum, the system of crowd traffic control totally broke down. Fans were always made to sit in the same side of the coliseum to prevent any trouble once the game becomes heated. Because the record turnout, fans of the opposing teams were forced to sit together.

Before the seniors game, the taunting had already started, forcing Tiukinhoy to talk to the crowd.

“Mag respeto-ay lang ta kay duwa raman ni,” Tiukinhoy pleaded, which, curiously, got the applause of the crowd.

“We had an educated crowd. I mean, some schools officials complained to me that we had to tell those people who were shirtless. But they did not mean to be bastos. It was just too hot inside the coliseum. Maybe the coliseum could put up airconditioning in the future,” he said.

thadzonline
10-10-2008, 10:11 AM
or let Cebu get on with that shelved Megadome project for chrissake!

ankle breaker
10-10-2008, 09:02 PM
there are rumors that the dome project will push through and that it will be build at SRP.