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triplewgf
10-11-2007, 03:47 PM
Hello everyone.

Right now I'm in need of some help--I am writing an argumentative paper for school about the PBA. Specifically, my thesis is that the PBA should implement more stringent rules regarding foreign players playing as locals.

Would anyone have any useful information on this? Like, I kinda need some "fan's experience" that was negatively impacted by the influx of Fil-Foreigners, or the controversy generated by these players into the PBA.

Thanks guys.

(if this is off topic, or in the wrong forum, just pm me or delete it right away, mods :) )

nastrans
10-11-2007, 09:27 PM
Hey there,

You should also check the five fil-am per team rule Noli Eala implemented a while back as part of your thesis, I think it would be interesting to have that as part of your research.

And of course, good luck in your thesis.

irateluvmachine
10-12-2007, 01:57 AM
Hello everyone.

Right now I'm in need of some help--I am writing an argumentative paper for school about the PBA. Specifically, my thesis is that the PBA should implement more stringent rules regarding foreign players playing as locals.

Would anyone have any useful information on this? Like, I kinda need some "fan's experience" that was negatively impacted by the influx of Fil-Foreigners, or the controversy generated by these players into the PBA.

Thanks guys.

(if this is off topic, or in the wrong forum, just pm me or delete it right away, mods :) )


i stopped watching the pba briefly in the late-'90s, partly due to the abysmally low scores, partly due to the invasion of fil-shams such as sonny alvarado, rob parker and al segova. para sa akin, parang nawalan ng credibility ang PBA, going bonkers on all these fil-ams who aren't even proven to have a drop of filipino blood. and since the MBA (which i watched back then) didn't believe in a draft, but rather direct-hire like the old PBA and MICAA where "the rich get richer" (i.e. all the good players end up with good teams), parang napasabay din ang PBA, it was in 1999, if i'm not mistaken when the PBA allowed one direct-hire fil-am per team. SMB got danny seigle and talk 'n' text got asi taulava, both cases of the "rich getting richer"...

however, the fil-am craze would die down in a few years, most, if not all of the fil-shams were banned from the PBA, and scores would go up after the over-emphasis on defensive/scientific basketball had gone down to a reasonable level. so i continue to watch the PBA from time to time...and as long as they are legit and not on an overkill level, i really don't mind having fil-ams in the PBA.

AnthonyServinio
10-14-2007, 01:32 PM
1.* The foreigners just popped up out of nowhere during the PBA draft.* Even the most hardcore hoops followers hardly knew them.* To remedy this, the PBA later required to play at least 25 games in recognized local college or commercial leagues like the MVBA and PBL as a form of "residency";

2.* The foreigners don't even bother to learn basic Filipino or any of its dialects, thus alienating them with majority of the masa fans;

3.* The foreigners organized cliques amongst themselves;

4.* The foreigners hang out in bars all night drinking, smoking, gambling and then get to bang Pinay porn starlets.* That's not a good lifestyle for supposed role models to the youth;

5.* *When it was discovered a lot of them faked their papers, it turned off a lot of fans;

6.* If ever their playing years are over, they go back to their country of origin carting away the money they earned here instead of reinvesting it in the local economy;

7.* A lot of these foreigners are overrated because of Filipinos' colonial mentality that anything "Made In The USA" is better;

8. How many foreigners have gotten into trouble ranging from bar brawls to road rage?

9.* For each foreigner means one job opportunity taken away from a Filipino who needs it more.

10.* To sum up, not bad for someone who would most likely be a waiter, janitor or some blue collar worker in his country of origin.* They are superstars here and nobodies over there!

Emon74
08-23-2009, 11:49 AM
Dapat dumaan sa draft sina Asi Taulava at Danny Seigle, that one direct hire fil-am per team was real bad.

KingRedLion
08-23-2009, 09:51 PM
Hello everyone.

Right now I'm in need of some help--I am writing an argumentative paper for school about the PBA. Specifically, my thesis is that the PBA should implement more stringent rules regarding foreign players playing as locals.

Would anyone have any useful information on this? Like, I kinda need some "fan's experience" that was negatively impacted by the influx of Fil-Foreigners, or the controversy generated by these players into the PBA.

Thanks guys.

(if this is off topic, or in the wrong forum, just pm me or delete it right away, mods :) )


Just ask former former MVP-ROY Tower of Power Benjie Paras ;)

No seriously. At the time he quit playing pro ball(IIRC he was traded to SMB), I still think that he still was very much capable of playing and banging with the new kids on the block, including the fil-shams.

I hope you do excellently in your thesis. Good luck! :)

theunderdog
08-24-2009, 08:41 PM
i think legit fil-foreign players are okay. in fact i am against the rule limiting the number of fil-somethings per team. yung may malaking kasalanan sa issue na ito ang yung mga may kapangyarihan nung dumagsa ang mga fil-shams. may pera naman yung pba, sana man lang nagresearch sila kung totoo talaga yung mga papeles nung mga dumadating sana may nagtrace man lang nung roots nila sa mga probinsya. kaso tinamad yung mga dapat gumawa nun kaya ang daming nakapasok na nakasira sa integrity ng laro.

on the other hand, sa tingin ko maganda na dumadami and fil-somethings kasi tumataas ang kalidad ng laro sa pba. tanggap naman nating lahat na iwan na tayo sa mundo kung basketball ang pinaguusapan kaya yung mga may dugong pinoy na nakapagtrain na sa ibang bansa, malaki yung matutulong kung maibabahagi nila yung talento nila dito.

isipin niyo na lang kung walang fil-something nung huling philippine team. lamon tayo sigurado nung ibang bansa