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Dark Knight
10-08-2007, 12:52 AM
Any additions and corrections are welcome.

PRE SEASON EVENTS

01. The Return Of The De La Salle University - after serving a 1 year suspension because of 2 ineligible players, the Green Archers are back with vengeance and are eager to vindicate themselves from what they thought is an oppresive decision by the UAAP Board.

02. The "New" FEU Tamaraws - after a dismal performance from season 69, wherein they were eliminated as the defending champs, team owner Anton Montinola disbanded the team in disgust and ordered a new tryout for both old and new players. The result, a new team with 10 "rookies" and 2 veterans and a new coach to boot in Glen Capacio. Bert Flores was demoted to Team Consultant.

03. No More Marvin Cruz And Ken Bono - before the season starts, UP's Cruz and Adamsons Ken Bono suddenly decided to turn pro even though thay still have 1 more year left for their respective teams. Marvin reportedly had a spat with Joe Lipa while Bono's relationship with Adamson turned sour after a rumoured financial constraints.

04. Pre Season Tournaments - the Filoil Invitational Cup and the Nike Summer League serve as the tune up games for the coming UAAP Season. Both leagues were dominated by La salle. DLSU faced UE in the Fil Oil while DLSU faced FEU in the Nike Summer League.

05. The Soc Rivera Rule - perhaps the most controversial news before the season began. Soc Rivera along with Mark Lopez and Dexter Rosales of the succesful FEU-FERN HS team were found trying out with the UP team without the consent of the FEU sports officials. Sensing intention to transfer to the Maroons, the irked Montinola drafted a rule that a HS player who will transfer to another team in the seniors will sit out for 1 year before he can play. The Board unanimously voted in favor of the rule to the disgust of the UAAP fans seeing this as a form of harrasment.

06. The Jojo Duncil Case - a few days before the opening of season 70, news broke out that Jojo Duncil will turn pro. Many were surprised and wanna know what is the reason of the players sudden change of plans. It turned out that Duncil will have problems with his eligibility because he has 2 birth certificates. The other will show that he is already 25 come season 70 thus making him ineligible to play.

07. Swapping Of Host School - UP is supposedly the host of season 70 but an agreement with UST resulted with the latter hosting and UP come season 71 in time for their centennial celebration.


HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SEASON

As much as possible, i want this to be in chronological order but i forgot the dates already.

01. The Long / Laterre Controversy - during the first round battle between the Eagles and the Archers, Black unconciously played Kirk Long (American) and Zion Laterre (Australian) at the same time thus violating the UAAP rule that no 2 foreigners will play at the same. Although they only played for a few seconds, La Salle thought they have a case and wants to reverse the outcome of the ballgame in which Ateneo won. The Board turned down La Salles protest saying that the incident has no impact on the game.

02. The Gerilla Game Fixing Incident - during the end of the first round, FEU's Alfred Gerilla was suddenly cut off from the team. Although there is no official announcement from the FEU officials, rumor has it that Gerilla was involved in a game fixing incident along with 2 Tamaraws. Gerilla is the only one who admitted and the other 2 (Baracael and Adolfo) were allowed to play.

03. Minimizing The Drums And Cheers - UST's Felicitas Francisco reportedly made a rule to minimize the drums on the venue and no cheering during timeouts and halftime breaks. This rule irked some fans calling it a "stupid rule".

04. The UE Red Warriors Juggernaut - UE bulldozes its way the whole elimination round with an average of 25 point winning margin. It seems no one has the capability to stop the Warriors with a very deep bench and seasoned players Borboran and Arellano plus exciting new player in Paul Lee.

05. The FEU-UP Joint Cheering Presentation - first time in the history of UAAP halftime performance, two schools have joined forces to wow the crowd during halftime. A show of unity instead of exchanging tirades.

06. UP Maroons Woeful Performance - while UE has shown an immaculate record in the elims, UP has only 14 losses to present. A very unimaginable scenario considering having blue chip rookies Soc, Lopez and Ateneo's Mike Gamboa and Marfori. But with a team full of rookies and sophomores, they can only do as much. Plus the never ending criticisms to Joe Lipa's coaching style.

07. Echauz Vs. The FEU Boosters - during the second round battle between FEU and DLSU wherein an exchange of insults happened during halftime and the game itself, Echauz ( a La Sallian) reportedly got mad at the Boosters and ordered them not to perform at halftime. This prompted the FEU Cheerers to boycott their halftime performance the next game and a silent hate campaign circled around the FEU campus.

08. Bogs Adornado Or Jing Ruiz?? - Adamsons new coach is Adornado, a PBA legend. But when the team could only show a single win after the 1st round, spectators find asst coach Jing Ruiz instructing his players. Confusion was made as to who is the real coach is. It seems that Adornado ordered Ruiz to coach when he is facing teams he cannot defeat.

09. The Controversial CDC Result - as every year, the CDC Competition is always controversial. The biggest controversy this year is FEU being 3rd place for the 3rd year in a row wherein in the eyes of many, they deserve to be second place if not, the champions. UST's simple performance meted them a 1st runner up wherein others said should be out of the top 3. Adamson is also expected to be in 3rd place.

10. UAAP "Madrama Commercial" - some light moments to those who are watching on TV. 2 commercial for UAAP were made. 1 showing a girl who is mad at her boyfriend because he is "cold". Little did she know that her boyfriends school lost in the UAAP. The other one shows a teacher ordering a surprise quiz to the dismay of her students. The teachers school also lost in the UAAP wars.

11. Courtside Beauties - these are the most beautiful for this year. In no particular order. Vanna Lim (Ateneo), Tracy Abad (UE), Sharon Yu (DLSU), and Andi Manzano (FEU).

12. Commissioner Ed Cordero Vs An Ateneo Fan - during the UST vs ADMU game of the second round, an Ateneo diehard fan had a fight with UAAP Commish Ed Cordero after the game that prompted the commisiioner to ban that person from watching the games live at the venue.

13. Ateneo - La Salle 5 Game Battle - i think this is the most between these two rivals. 2 during the elimination round. A KO game for 2nd place. A two game battle for the right to face UE. Fans were treated to a very emotional game (and Araneta absorbing big bucks along with the scalpers) with DLSU emerging victorious.

14. The Ilad "Punch" Fampulme Incident - the newsmaker of the year!! During the end of first quarter of the 2nd roundmeeting between DLSU and UE, Rico fouled Borboran hard prompting Fampulme to trash talk Maierhoffer at the La Salle's sideline thus, Ilad, irked by what he saw as an arrogant move by Mark, punched him at the back of his head. The action meted him a 5 game suspension.

15. The Step Ladder Series - for the first time since the Final 4 format was introduced in 1994, the step ladder series was used as a result of UE's 14-0 record catapulting them straight to the Finals. The remaining 4 teams battle in a step ladder format. First, the KO battle between UST and FEU for 4th place. Then the UST - ADMU battle for third, and the DLSU - ADMU battle for 2nd with La Salle having twice to beat advantage.

16. Defending Champions Knocked Out - after winning last years title, the Tigers were optimistic of a back to back title. But Ateneo ended their dream by eliminateing them in Game 1 of the step ladder format. It seems the loss of Duncil is felt in that game.

17. Sibling Rivalry - the stage is set for another battle of brothers in the championship between Franz Pumaren and his younger brother Dindo. The secondtime since the 2003 Holy war between the Banal Brothers Joel (Ateneo) and Koy (FEU).

18. The Nike "My Game Is Made Outside" Commercial - features UAAP players. Arellano, Grogorio, Espiritu Borboran (UE), Baracael, Cawaling, Barocca (FEU), Maierhoffer (DLSU), De Asis, Gamboa (UP), and Nkemakolam (ADMU).

19. De La Salle Green Archers Captures Title - La Salle with no able big man but with superstar point guards captured their 8th title since joining the league in 1986. Against an invincible Warriors with very deep bench, La Salle (who lost to UE twice in the elims) showed grace under pressure and kept the game close while forcing UE to their lowest output of the season and with 31 turnovers in game 1 and another 25 turnovers in game 2.

Raging Blue
10-08-2007, 01:26 AM
20. NU Upsets Ateneo in the second round - The NU Bulldogs defeated the Ateneo de Manila Blue Eagles in overtime 96-88 in the last game of the elimination phase thereby depriving the latter of an outright second place twice to beat advantage in the step-ladder playoffs for the other finals slot versus UE. La Salle went on to defeat the Blue Eagles in the playoff for second place and in the step-ladder playoff for the other finals slot. The Archers have to offer a "thank you NU" for facilitating their journey to the finals. 'Nuff said.

JVC
10-08-2007, 03:43 AM
Thank you NU Bulldogs!

:)

eustacia
10-08-2007, 10:15 AM
19. De La Salle Green Archers Captures Title - La Salle with no able big man but with superstar point guards captured their 8th title since joining the league in 1986. Against an invincible Warriors with very deep bench, La Salle (who lost to UE twice in the elims) showed grace under pressure and kept the game close while forcing UE to their lowest output of the season and with 31 turnovers in game 1 and another 25 turnovers in game 2.




Officially, itís just the 7th title:

1989
1990
1991 (FEU got the boardroom victory)
1998
1999
2000
2001
2004 (forfeited because of ineligibility scandal)
2007

tigerman
10-08-2007, 10:12 PM
Any additions and corrections are welcome.

03. Minimizing The Drums And Cheers - UST's Felicitas Francisco reportedly made a rule to minimize the drums on the venue and no cheering during timeouts and halftime breaks. This rule irked some fans calling it a "stupid rule".



Mam Francisco is not the one responsible for that rule. All rules must have the concurrence of the UAAP board.
As for implementing the rule, that's another story I guess.




USTE LO MEJOR!
VIVA SANTO TOMAS!

oca
10-10-2007, 01:24 PM
Huwag na sanang lantarang pagkakitaan ang mga laro. Garapal yung scheduling ng "tie-break games".

- Playoff ng FEU-UST for 4th, isang playday, Sep17.
- Playoff ng ADMU-DLSU for the twice-to-beat advantage, ibang playday, Sep18.

Pwede namang pagsabayin yun sa isang araw.

Lint3k din yung gaps and intervals.

From end of eliminations (Sep 15) to the actual start of the step-ladder semis (Sep 23) there was an 8-day gap. Does it need 8-calendar days to complete 2 tie-break games?

Kailangan ba talagang maging Sunday yung ADMU-UST? Garapal talaga, dahil kikita ba ng mas malaki pag nilaro ng weekend!

In hindsight, mabuti pa nagpatalo ang UE ng isang laro sa elims at hindi sana sila naburo; and DLSU would not have benefited from the competition they gained heading into the finals.

eightyfiver
10-10-2007, 01:56 PM
^pag lalagyan niyo po ng malisya, garapal talaga. Kaya lang hindi po available ang Araneta. At tama lang na paghiwalayin ang knockout games dahil maraming fans ang gustong manood nito. Hindi sila kailangan ma-deprive ng opportunity. Hindi excuse ang long layoff sa pagkatalo :)

oca
10-10-2007, 03:10 PM
^pag lalagyan niyo po ng malisya, garapal talaga. Kaya lang hindi po available ang Araneta. At tama lang na paghiwalayin ang knockout games dahil maraming fans ang gustong manood nito. Hindi sila* kailangan ma-deprive ng opportunity. Hindi excuse ang long layoff sa pagkatalo* :)


As if I really cared kung sino ang nanalo. ;D ;D ;D

Bottom line is there has to be a rationale in the scheduling of the games. To have separate playdates for games that can be played on the same day just to accomodate those who want to watch it live is not in the spirit of the whole competition. Then if 1 game will have to be played elsewhere other than Araneta, so be it. To have so many days in between playdates and extending the duration of the whole exercise just to accommodate so many in the largest available venue and have the cash register ringing is patently wrong.

Para que nagkaroon pa ng TV coverage?

In the future, regardless whether it is a regular or step ladder semis preceded by tie-break games or not, the spacing of the playdates must have rationale in it.

eightyfiver
10-11-2007, 12:37 PM
After all we're entitled to our own opinion. ;D

Howard the Duck
10-11-2007, 10:13 PM
dapat nga ginawa na lang kasing 1 gamedate yung #4 at #2... napakahaba tuloy ng layoff... kung hindi pwede sa big dome sa philsports na lang. sana nagkaroon na ng lesson for the next host na may disadvantage ang very long layoff

at disadvantage din ang UAAP sked na thu-sat-sun... imagine kung may bagyo at playoffs na... one week suspended ang games ;D

Tanopoman
10-12-2007, 03:38 AM
20. NU Upsets Ateneo in the second round - The NU Bulldogs defeated the Ateneo de Manila Blue Eagles in overtime 96-88 in the last game of the elimination phase thereby depriving the latter of an outright second place twice to beat advantage in the step-ladder playoffs for the other finals slot versus UE. La Salle went on to defeat the Blue Eagles in the playoff for second place and in the step-ladder playoff for the other finals slot. The Archers have to offer a "thank you NU" for facilitating their journey to the finals. 'Nuff said.


Dugtungan ko lang po.

21. One of the greatest comebacks in the UAAP history. (can be considered one of the greatest upsets too...)
UST-DLSU 2nd round.... DLSU was leading by as much as 12pts entering into the last 2 minutes... UST catched up and even managed tie the game from an 8pt deficit at 48.9 secs remaining. UST prevailed at overtime.

aircanda
10-12-2007, 01:26 PM
20. NU Upsets Ateneo in the second round - The NU Bulldogs defeated the Ateneo de Manila Blue Eagles in overtime 96-88 in the last game of the elimination phase thereby depriving the latter of an outright second place twice to beat advantage in the step-ladder playoffs for the other finals slot versus UE. La Salle went on to defeat the Blue Eagles in the playoff for second place and in the step-ladder playoff for the other finals slot.* The Archers have to offer a* "thank you NU" for facilitating their journey to the finals. 'Nuff said.* *


Dugtungan ko lang po.

21. One of the greatest comebacks in the UAAP history. (can be considered one of the greatest upsets too...)
UST-DLSU 2nd round.... DLSU was leading by as much as 12pts entering into the last 2 minutes... UST catched up and even managed tie the game from an 8pt deficit at 48.9 secs remaining. UST prevailed at overtime.


ganda ni mirza dun... hehehe..