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MonL
03-24-2006, 09:11 AM
It takes different kinds of people to present different perspectives on one sport. I would like to honor the Sportswriters and Sportscasters covering Philippine basketball who through the years "made" the stars we know now and then not just by presenting stats but also by showing glowing and sometimes embarrassing aspects of their human side...

Francisco "Pyke" Jocson (RIP) - Sports Weekly Magazine writer and basketball junkie, has a nose for finding relatively unknown but* promising amateur talents, budding amateur superstars(and also mga poging players) who would more often eventually play for the PBA. Most of his pieces tend to be player buildups, but sometimes once in a while he prints scathing criticism on those who earned his ire. Had a bias for the Letran Knights, but he's entitled to it and the talented Knights earned the publicity: Predicted the greatness of Avelino Lim when he was still under the radar by these simple words: "Samboy Lim. Watch out for that name soon."

Recah Trinidad - Still plies his trade until now. I first read his pieces in the late 1960s, particularly his piece on the 1969 South Korean ABC Debacle and his profile on Rudolf Kutch.

E.A.Perez de Tagle (EAPT). He wrote relatively deep and highly informative accounts on basketball players. Wrote his material for rival magazine Sports World, along with Tessa Jazmines, Beth Celis and Julie Yap Daza.* Wrote a scathing article on a young Mon Fernandez' penchant for grandstanding (I guess Mon read that and simply transformed into The Great Mon Fernandez), Jayvee Yango's humble beginnings and Lim Eng Beng's journey to Filipino Citizenship....* *

Tessa Jazmines - liked Atenean players a lot, but in general, her articles were very entertaining...* :D

Beth Celis - Practically an icon in sports journalism. Husband Atty. Jun Celis was a Crispa player in his heyday and son Raymond was a Red Cub and UP Maroon... Tackled everything of interest including player horoscopes and fortune telling....

Jullie (used to be "Julie") Yap Daza - Writes features similar to Beth Celis and Tezza Jasmines, the last piece in the Sports World Femme Triumvirate. The article that still sticks in my mind to this day is her account of* student athletes.... she presented as a blind item a certain "former Ateneo player" who she claimed signed for all his school* needs simply by writing an "X."
That player alluded to, PBA pioneer David Regullano, was so infuriated that he wrote back in kind, and in not-so-kind words, and debunked that impression....* hyaw, hyaw, hyaw!!! :D
*
Next segment would be Sportscasters... what's your take?

MonL
03-24-2006, 11:23 AM
In the early eighties, if a personality/entity was spoofed at the noontime show Eat Bulaga, that person/entity was really famous. Tito Vic and Joey targeted the PBA with their "Philippine Bulaga Association" and the resident sportscasters at the time:

Joe Cantada(RIP), a.k.a. "Joe Tarantado/Enkantado,"
American guest Steve Kattan a.k.a. "Steve Gata/Esteban Katambay" and
Andy Jao, a.k.a. "Andoy Jao-Jao-de Carabao."...

It so happened that at the time, sportscasting took a new twist, in that play-by play coverages was already boring the heck out of TV viewing, so that game situation analysis was introduced for the first time.......hardcore ballers loved the new style, but of course old habits die hard, and there was resistance to the new style of coverage, but couch potatoes warmed up to it later on...

Other Sportscasters were:

Pinggoy Pengson - credited for colorful monickers like Dindo "The Bullet" Pumaren, Bernie "TJ(Tough Jobs)" Fabiosa,
and "Marco Polo Move" for Elmer Reyes' travelling violations.....

bchoter
03-24-2006, 11:36 AM
In the early eighties, if a personality/entity was spoofed at the noontime show Eat Bulaga, that person/entity was really famous. Tito Vic and Joey targeted the PBA with their "Philippine Bulaga Association" and the resident sportscasters at the time:

Joe Cantada(RIP), Other Sportscasters were:

Pinggoy Pengson - credited for colorful monickers like Dindo "The Bullet" Pumaren, Bernie "TJ(Tough Jobs)" Fabiosa,
and "Marco Polo Move" for Elmer Reyes' travelling violations.....*
My favorite actually. Jow used to be my favorite... until he moved allegiances to the other fence (crispa to ex-toyota player and most melodramatic player/coach ever) :D

bchoter
03-24-2006, 12:00 PM
Conrad's sports pieces are always a good read.

Saguisag always stirs the Eagle's nest :D

Agent 008
03-24-2006, 04:20 PM
Favorite Sportscaster - Smokin' Joe Cantada

Favorite Sportswriter - Janelle So

I'm sure not a few will agree :-)

salsa caballero
03-24-2006, 04:26 PM
Pardon me for being a fan, but I just ENJOY watching Gretchen Fullido.

Had she started doing her on-court stint in the 90's, I'm pretty sure I would've seen even more of her!

Jaco D
03-25-2006, 07:50 AM
Hmm.* Speaking of hardcourt journalism, does anyone remember the local "basketball" magazine Cage King?* For the life of me, I can't remember who were the scribes behind that mag* ::).

cricohermoso
03-25-2006, 09:34 AM
Al Mendoza - this guy's good in words :) ang galing.

Other favorites of mine include Quinito Henson and Beth Celis. :)

I wonder if let's say Conrado de Quiros would enter sports journalism. Aliw siguro. haha. Or Mon Tulfo.
"Walang jo naman tong ginebra talo na naman anak ng ..." "Referee kasi eh... ogag!"
that would be nice :P

I don't like Manolo Inigo, too Red Bull-ish. ulk. ulk ulk ulk.

MonL
03-25-2006, 10:10 AM
Other favorites of mine include Quinito Henson and Beth Celis. :)



Quinito Henson....now THAT's a dyed in the wool sports junkie....In the 70s, he focused at and was an authority on the NBA and pro boxing because he had access to a comprehensive storehouse of information. He backed his material up with stat after stat after stat, so there's a solid basis for his assertions. As he went into sportscasting, he began to focus more on the local scene, especialy the mess at the BAP.

Mateen Cleaves
03-25-2006, 12:29 PM
^disagree on Quinito. There's no question about the sports junkie bit. But for me "authority" is reaching. His storehouse of information was made up basically of his subscriptions to sports illustrated and other imported mags that regular readers could not afford. It's not like he took the stats and came up with his own analysis. The analysis typically was just a regurgitation of what the SI, SportingNews, Street & Smith guys came up with.

Now, with everybody having access to the Internet, he's had to come up with original stuff. Unfortunately, they tend to be the "throw-it-up-against-the-wall-and-see-what-sticks-kind". Anybody remember his classic "Kobe for AI trade?" If it doesn't happen -- so what? If it does happen, then he looks like a genius.

oca
03-25-2006, 03:36 PM
Rudy Navarro.

No one has mentioned him so far. But I do believe the man deserves to be mentioned as among the best of them. More specially as a writer's boss.

Remember Tempo when it first came out in the early 80s? He was the first sports editor of Tempo.It was the veritable bible of the local sports scene. They have a saying then, "Unless it comes out in Tempo, it's not credible." At times they will say, "You first read it at Tempo".

To demonstrate how respected he was, for the first team of writers/ columnist at Tempo, he was able to invite Manny Pinol, Recah Trinidad, Al Mendoza, Beth Celis, Tito Talao, Romy Kintanar just to mention a few. These were and still are ( except of course for Mr. Kintanar) people who have access to first hand infos. They can go to the sources and news makers.

Navarro was also responsible for giving Ronnie Nathanielz his first writing job after EDSA. That was a brave act on the part of Navarro. Many were asking who was RN, not knowing it was Mr. Nathanielz.

After EDSA, his team of writers were offered jobs at other publications that all sprouted with the advents of a new political climate. But until then, Tempo was the only newspaper/ tabloid with a broadsheet coverage of sports.

Extensive and credible.

pio_valenz
03-25-2006, 09:20 PM
Al Mendoza - this guy's good in words :) ang galing.

Other favorites of mine include Quinito Henson and Beth Celis. :)



I gotta disagree with all three of your choices. Al Mendoza is perhaps the most egotistical writer I have ever known. Too hyperbolic, writes about things no one really cares about (like his high school reunion in Pangasinan - who the F cares about that?), and offers very shallow analysis. Plus, ever wondered why he's no longer the sports editor of the Inquirer?

Quninto is a better sportscaster than he is a sportswriter, IMHO. His advantage is that he's well-connected and can provide the inside scoop on some issues, but in terms of writing style, pretty ordinary. Also, his being a PBA sportscaster has forced him to become a PBA apologist/spin doctor at times. And he uses his column for this, which is quite sad. What I hate most is when he uses his column to blast people who either don't like the PBA (Rick Brunson) or won't grant him an interview (Jack Nicholson, John Stockton, Patrick Ewing). He acts as if it's everyone's duty to grant him an interview, never thinking that these people (who are actually more famous than he is) have every right to say no to him or any other reporter.

Beth Celis? Another well-connected writer with mediocre writing style and almost zero analysis. Her column is okay if you want to be informed, but not to be entertained. As a poster in another website once branded her: Beth "or-so-I-heard" Celis.

I used to follow the late Tony Siddayao's column in the Manila Standard. I also like Recah Trinidad. Parang mas totoong tao compared to Al Mendoza. Internationally, I think Rick Reilly is the best sportswriter ever.

MonL
03-27-2006, 07:32 AM
^disagree on Quinito. There's no question about the sports junkie bit. But for me "authority" is reaching. His storehouse of information was made up basically of his subscriptions to sports illustrated and other imported mags that regular readers could not afford. It's not like he took the stats and came up with his own analysis. The analysis typically was just a regurgitation of what the SI, SportingNews, Street & Smith guys came up with.

Now, with everybody having access to the Internet, he's had to come up with original stuff. Unfortunately, they tend to be the "throw-it-up-against-the-wall-and-see-what-sticks-kind". Anybody remember his classic "Kobe for AI trade?" If it doesn't happen -- so what? If it does happen, then he looks like a genius.


Mateen,

I agree that access to information through the internet has brought parity as far as basketball IQ is concerned. In those early years, not all had access to the info he has poured out, and credit should be given when it is due. Besides, I don't think he was guilty of plagiarism, as he would quote at will from his sources. At that time he had it, and he shared it. For that I thank him.

LION
03-27-2006, 07:40 AM
For me, it's Nap Gutierrez. :) :) :)

Di niya kailangan ang mga sports illustrated at iba pang mga magazine na yan para sa kanyang column. Magaling pang mag alaga:)

O walang kokontra hehehe.

MonL
03-27-2006, 08:24 AM
For me, it's Nap Gutierrez.* *:) :) :)

Di niya kailangan ang mga sports illustrated at iba pang mga magazine na yan para sa kanyang column.* Magaling pang mag alaga:)

O walang kokontra hehehe.


Welllll.....if you want to put another twist to "making" stars, he's your guy....

As Brat Pig would put it, "Hik-hik-Hiks!!!!" ;D

LION
03-27-2006, 09:38 AM
Pareng MonL,

Just injecting humor in this thread:)

Anyways, I do remember Nap in the early 90s when he would visit San Beda and try to bait our players (the good ones and the good looking ones) into getting him as their manager. If my memory serves me right, I think he eventually got Boybits.

Nap was the first writer to successfully mix showbiz and basketball. I think Betch Celis followed suit. This explains why collegiate players now are so popular even before they become pros. Of course, we get dismayed everytime a baller gets interviewed on tv. Except for a few, you will see that these ballers are really just made for basketball.

Agree with your posts re Joe Cantada, A. Jao and E. Tagle.

Keep on posting. As I've said last Friday, you are a walking encyclopedia of amateur basketball.

MonL
03-27-2006, 10:05 AM
Pareng MonL,

Just injecting humor in this thread:)


Keep on posting. As I've said last Friday, you are a walking encyclopedia of amateur basketball.





Pareng Lion,

Thanks for the kind words, but naaah, there are guys here better than I.

You know, Nap's origins goes waaaaay way back. In the 1970s, there were only two sports magazines on sale: Sports World, and Sports Weekly Magazine. Quinito, Beth, Pyke, Tezza,et al were already established names, and were regular contributors on these two mags. There were "Letters to the editor"* sections on these two magazines, and, along with the typical bubblegum crowd then sending puppy love notes and requests for "pics, pics and more pics" of their favorite players, there appeared, on a regular basis, POEMS on certain favorite players, and most of these poems were penned by a certain Napoleon Gutierrez, a student at Mapua..... ;D

LION
03-27-2006, 10:14 AM
Wowww!!! hahahaha!

Wasabe! wala na akong masabi.

Ok, now I know more about Nap G. Thanks to you, hehehe.:)

bchoter
03-27-2006, 10:22 AM
There were "Letters to the editor"* sections on these two magazines, and, along with the typical bubblegum crowd then sending puppy love notes and requests for "pics, pics and more pics" of their favorite players, there appeared, on a regular basis, POEMS on certain favorite players, and most of these poems were penned by a certain Napoleon Gutierrez, a student at Mapua..... ;D
Now there goes my breakfast.

MonL
03-27-2006, 10:38 AM
There were "Letters to the editor"* sections on these two magazines, and, along with the typical bubblegum crowd then sending puppy love notes and requests for "pics, pics and more pics" of their favorite players, there appeared, on a regular basis, POEMS on certain favorite players, and most of these poems were penned by a certain Napoleon Gutierrez, a student at Mapua..... ;D
Now there goes my breakfast.


Well I guess that covers both ends of the spectrum.... back to hardcore...Lighten up, dude. We haven't forgotten what this site is all about..:D

LION
03-27-2006, 10:44 AM
Now there goes my breakfast.



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paralusi
03-27-2006, 12:27 PM
You know, Nap's origins goes waaaaay way back. In the 1970s, there were only two sports magazines on sale: Sports World, and Sports Weekly Magazine. Quinito, Beth, Pyke, Tezza,et al were already established names, and were regular contributors on these two mags. There were "Letters to the editor"* sections on these two magazines, and, along with the typical bubblegum crowd then sending puppy love notes and requests for "pics, pics and more pics" of their favorite players, there appeared, on a regular basis, POEMS on certain favorite players, and most of these poems were penned by a certain Napoleon Gutierrez, a student at Mapua..... ;D


off topic: we just moved from hardcore to softporn.

;D

on SWM, my father used to read this every sunday. from what i can remember, the old mag was way better. but then again, i didn't read SI back then, so maybe, it is just perspective.

LION
03-27-2006, 12:30 PM
Ok enough said. Someone might lose his appetite for lunch.

bchoter
03-27-2006, 12:39 PM
You know, Nap's origins goes waaaaay way back. In the 1970s, there were only two sports magazines on sale: Sports World, and Sports Weekly Magazine. Quinito, Beth, Pyke, Tezza,et al were already established names, and were regular contributors on these two mags. There were "Letters to the editor"* sections on these two magazines, and, along with the typical bubblegum crowd then sending puppy love notes and requests for "pics, pics and more pics" of their favorite players, there appeared, on a regular basis, POEMS on certain favorite players, and most of these poems were penned by a certain Napoleon Gutierrez, a student at Mapua..... ;D


off topic: we just moved from hardcore to softporn.

;D

on SWM, my father used to read this every sunday. from what i can remember, the old mag was way better. but then again, i didn't read SI back then, so maybe, it is just perspective.
off topic too: just thinking about the hulking Nap Gutierrez composing his ode to hunkdome made me lose my breakfast thru my esophagus :D

bchoter
03-27-2006, 12:43 PM
My earliest memory of SWM was the issue where the Redmanizers and the Toyota players where on the cover after their brawl. Sports Flash was soon added to the subscription.

MonL
03-27-2006, 01:10 PM
off topic too: just thinking about the hulking Nap Gutierrez composing his ode to hunkdome made me lose my breakfast thru my esophagus :D


Yun pala. Haaa haaa haaaaaaa!!!!* ;D

You know what's worse? Ever heard* a balller singing "Beauty And The Beast" on noontime shows?*

Makes me want to ask for a Heimlich, not a Heineken..... ;D* *Heinaku......

MonL
03-27-2006, 01:20 PM
My earliest memory of SWM was the issue where the Redmanizers and the Toyota players where on the cover after their brawl. Sports Flash was soon added to the subscription.


And a certain Henry Liao made his debut in sports journalism via Sports Flash, rivaling Quinito in NBA reporting..

bchoter
03-27-2006, 02:06 PM
Sports fotog Ramon Esguerra also deserves mention

AnthonyServinio
03-29-2006, 12:43 AM
My Favorite Sportswriter -- Anthony Servinio

My Favorite Sportscaster -- Anthony Servinio

My Favorite Sports Photographer -- Anthony Servinio

MonL
03-29-2006, 08:05 AM
My Favorite Sportswriter -- Anthony Servinio

My Favorite Sportscaster -- Anthony Servinio

My Favorite Sports Photographer -- Anthony Servinio


Hahahahaaaa..... ;D Parang pelikula ni Clint Eastwood...produced by Me, directed by Me, and starring.....ME!

LION
03-29-2006, 08:16 AM
My Favorite Sportswriter -- Anthony Servinio

My Favorite Sportscaster -- Anthony Servinio

My Favorite Sports Photographer -- Anthony Servinio

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My favorite statistician -- Anthony Servinio :)

paralusi
03-29-2006, 11:05 AM
apparently, nobody here remembers jeff napa's stint as courtside reporter for NU.

man, that was sick.

tambay_sa_recto
03-30-2006, 01:31 AM
Pardon me for being a fan, but I just ENJOY watching Gretchen Fullido.

Had she started doing her on-court stint in the 90's, I'm pretty sure I would've seen even more of her!



Pare, lahat naman yata tayo ENJOYED Grethchen Fullido at lahat din tayo WANTED TO SEE EVEN MORE OF HER, kung papayagan lang.

chocoks77
03-30-2006, 02:13 AM
Kami ni erpat bad trip kami kay Quinito. Yung style niya, kakainis. Lalo na pag boxing at live. Example yung live ng Pacquiao-morales II, lahat ng information na hindi naman kailangan sa coverage sinasabi, meaning ng nickname nung mexicano or yung kung bakit ganyan yan at ganito to.

Bumili kami pay per view para may ambiance ng live tipong rinig mo yung ingay ng crowd. Pero sayang, galing niya kasi overkill sa sportscasting. Drowned out yung crowd and live ambiance. Sabihin kung anong ginagawa ng boksingero, right hook and cross na parang hindi ka nanonood sa tv.

Kakainis lang talaga na nakakasira ng ambiance ng live tv/feed. Kung pwede lang na gawi niya lahat in moderation sana.

fraternizer
03-30-2006, 04:24 AM
I am sorry to say that like with all editorial columnists, I've grown impatient, for want of a better term, with sportswriters. I have learned not to waste my time with people who take themselves too seriously like Quinito Henson and those who take the subject too lightly like Beth Celis. Let's not even talk about Nap "The Bard" Guiterrez. I have also learned to identify those whose opinions do not really matter since they are not products of logical thinking but more of a pursued agenda that is why I skip over Recah Trinidad and Ed Mendoza's pieces. That leaves me with Henry Liao. Some may consider his writing style bland and unimaginative, but what is obvious to me is that the man is a student of the game and that is what I ultimately relate to. I appreciate the fact that he throws numbers and dates that are pertinent to the subject, not as a mere display of data gathering acumen. He may not look it, with his geekish appearance and all, but, in my opinion, he's as HARDCORE as they come.

LION
03-30-2006, 08:59 AM
^ Relax pareng fraternizer. ;)

Kami naman e nagkatuwaan lang when we discussed Nap Gutierrez. That particular day we were really bored. The thread was good anyway. It was about sportswriters and sportscasters, and we took the opportunity to have some light moments. Sabi nga ni pareng MonL, that covered both ends of the spectrum.

Even before you posted above, we have already gone back to regular programming.

So anong balita sa peyups?

fraternizer
03-31-2006, 12:49 AM
I was just kidding, pareng LION, but I wouldn't be surprised if somebody really lost their lunch over that discussion. The big question about UP is still why they aren't participating in the FMC Summer League. See you at the games and good luck to your Red Lions.

LION
03-31-2006, 07:27 AM
^ Thanks Fraternizer. Good luck to UP. Number 1 na naman kayo sa bar exams (OT). Congrats!

Agent 008
04-06-2006, 10:02 AM
Is it just me or is anyone else getting annoyed (even more) with Henson's writing these past couple of days about the trip to Seoul for the meeting with Baumann? It just seems like (at least to me) that he is trying very, very hard to make his columns much longer than they ought to be. I mean, I don't need to know about him touching down at 9 pm, brushing his teeth after dinner where they had steak afterwhich he went straight to bed, snored, maybe dreamt a little, scratched his nether regions, snored some more, etc, etc.

Of course the above is an exaggeration but there is just too much fluff in the articles. I don't want to read a diary. Get to the point, Q.

Lucas Palaka
04-06-2006, 10:13 AM
maybe he's gotten used to blogging, you know, posting in those self-indulgent web journals with entries like: "...some pencils were scattered around on my desk. i picked them up one by one. i placed the pencils in the drawer which i use to store pencils."

joke lang, no offense meant to bloggers :D

Agent 008
04-06-2006, 07:06 PM
Lucas...I think you forgot to mention that you first put the pencils in your pencil box before you shut the drawer where you store your pencils ;D (This is not a hit on bloggers either. I sometimes enjoy reading blogs too...but not in newspaper articles).

I liked the writing posted in the PSC/BAP thread today (Apr 6). Clear and to the point.

Mateen Cleaves
04-20-2006, 10:14 PM
In keeping with the theme of this website... is there any sportscaster more hardcore than Velma Ignacio of Sports Radio 918? Sa inyo na si Andy Jao and his Tony "Kukok"... I'll take Velma and her "Jeereh" Ibañez any time. ;D

MonL
04-21-2006, 07:48 AM
In keeping with the theme of this website... is there any sportscaster more hardcore than Velma Ignacio of Sports Radio 918? Sa inyo na si Andy Jao and his Tony "Kukok"... I'll take Velma and her "Jeereh" Ibañez any time.* ;D


You can also add Butch Maniego and his "Frankie Milk"..... ;D

keempee
04-26-2006, 03:15 PM
anyone remembers Champ magazine? parang sports weekly at sports flash din.

quinito henson is probably the lousiest sports writer i have ever read. his analyses were not original, lifting it from foreign magazines, and passing it as if it were his own. and he's too all-knowing. i remember norman black getting pissed at him in the 94 asian games (when quinito blamed black for not coaching with more urgency when we were losing to japan); and chot reyes getting in a war of words with him for quinito's style of praising kunware someone to make it appear na he is being fair, only to make attacks at the end of the column.

best sportscaster? who was this female sportscaster assigned sa hardcourt mismo, who was nervous as hell. bill velasco and butch maniego were the commentators during the game. when the female sportscaster finished her not-so-clear report, she said, "now back to bull and bitch."

MonL
04-26-2006, 05:48 PM
The late, great Smokin' Joe Cantada and Quinito had a word war many many years back. In his newspaper column Quinito bashed Joe and his co-commentators(Recah Trinindad and Hermie Rivera?) for their coverage of a boxing telecast, and calling them "The Three Stooges" of boxing, and concluding that TV coverage of boxing would be well off without them. A few days later, Joe would have his turn to bash Henson. In a PBA telecast, Joe mentioned the offending column and, staring directly and jabbing a finger toward the camera, said "To you, Mr. Henson, I will turn the other cheek, because my mother taught me at an early age not to hit back at women.." Vintage TV at its best.... ;D Par for the course...not all read the Philippine Star, and not all watch PBA games on TV.....

kryptonite
04-27-2006, 02:03 AM
Is it just me or is anyone else getting annoyed (even more) with Henson's writing these past couple of days about the trip to Seoul for the meeting with Baumann? It just seems like (at least to me) that he is trying very, very hard to make his columns much longer than they ought to be. I mean, I don't need to know about him touching down at 9 pm, brushing his teeth after dinner where they had steak afterwhich he went straight to bed, snored, maybe dreamt a little, scratched his nether regions, snored some more, etc, etc.

Of course the above is an exaggeration but there is just too much fluff in the articles. I don't want to read a diary. Get to the point, Q.


You're right!!! Sobra Over-acting si Quinito Henson. Kaya tinatamad nako manood ng PBA dahil sa kanya. Isa pang nakakainis si Chino Trinidad. Pag ang combination sa NBA Finals si Quinito at si Chino, parang ayaw ko na manood. Madaldal masyado. Lalo na si Chino, mabuti kung tama lahat ng sinasabi nya, e, puro sablay naman ang facts. Hay...!!!

kryptonite
04-27-2006, 02:05 AM
In keeping with the theme of this website... is there any sportscaster more hardcore than Velma Ignacio of Sports Radio 918? Sa inyo na si Andy Jao and his Tony "Kukok"... I'll take Velma and her "Jeereh" Ibañez any time. ;D


Hahaha...Toni Kukok!!!! e Jerry Cordinyera....hahaha. Baluktot yata dila ni Andy Jao. Pero mas ok naman yun kesa kay Quinito.

keempee
04-27-2006, 03:50 AM
i adored those joe cantada-andy jao and joe cantada-wacky trillo tandems. joe would keep andy in stitches for long stretches, and would reduce trillo to a bumbling fool with his remarks.

MonL
04-27-2006, 07:44 AM
i adored those joe cantada-andy jao and joe cantada-wacky trillo tandems. joe would keep andy in stitches for long stretches, and would reduce trillo to a bumbling fool with his remarks.


Eh, how about "The NOR-TER-NERS" na binabanggit ni Andy whenever Northern Consolidated was playing... ;D

When Eat Bulaga spoofed* the PBA TV commentators a few years back, Joe's alter ego was called "Joe Tarantado,' and later to a more mellow "Encantado." When asked for his comments about the spoof, Joe smiled and said "Eh, tarantado naman talaga ako, eh.."

Yung "good evening Porky, good evening Country" he always said in greeting* then was more pleasing to the ear than "I LOVE YOU, LUCKYYYYY!!!!" on another channel some time back....

Ghostrider
04-28-2006, 04:55 PM
My favorite sportscaster tandem was Danny Javier and Joaqui Trillo during the Silverstar days. They were hilarious.

Mr. Henry Liao is disappointing as a sportscaster on Hooptalk on DZSR radio, but this poster is grateful for his NBA columns starting from Atlas sports Weekly, Champ and Sportsflash. Back then (pre-internet) he was the authority on NBA basketball.

Quinito Henson, I dislike because he uses his columns to further his agenda. His modus operandi is giving a backhanded compliment and then disparaging his subject. When his subject complains, he'll point out the backhanded compliments as proof of his "objectivity".

Laos na yun style niya na attack-defend journalism plus he seems to choose to live in an alternate dimension with regard to his alma mater.

Nap Gutierrez and his Nap-Knock sportsportion on local tv shows as well as various publications fizzled out because he was more interested in weaseling his way into his wards' personal life rather than furthering their careers. He was finally exposed for what he truly was with the way he handled the Patrimonio's finances and the numerous estafa cases filed against him thereafter by various other individuals.

My peeve with the current generation of sportscasters/writers (ok, not all of them) is that very few have a sense of history with regard to their subject matters. Reporting seems to be shallow and in the case of sportscasters read straight from a teleprompter.

These guys could take a cue from Bill Simmons. His columns are both insightful and humourous with the right touch of irreverance. I could talk about Bill O'reilly next, but that's off-topic. ;)

canmaker
04-28-2006, 06:40 PM
Ghost,

You must mean JIMMY Javier and not his bro Danny Javier ... Yes, I agree. Jimmy and Joaqui had chemistry.


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My favorite sportscaster tandem was Danny Javier and Joaqui Trillo during the Silverstar days. They were hilarious.

Mr. Henry Liao is disappointing as a sportscaster on Hooptalk on DZSR radio, but this poster is grateful for his NBA columns starting from Atlas sports Weekly, Champ and Sportsflash.* Back then (pre-internet) he was the authority on NBA basketball.

Quinito Henson, I dislike because he uses his columns to further his agenda.* His modus operandi is giving a backhanded compliment and then disparaging his subject.* When his subject complains, he'll point out the backhanded compliments as proof of his "objectivity".

Laos na yun style niya na attack-defend journalism plus he seems to choose to live in an alternate dimension with regard to his alma mater.

Nap Gutierrez and his Nap-Knock sportsportion on local tv shows as well as various publications fizzled out because he was more interested in weaseling his way into his wards' personal life rather than furthering their careers.* He was finally exposed for what he truly was with the way he handled the Patrimonio's finances and the numerous estafa cases filed against him thereafter by various other individuals.

My peeve with the current generation of sportscasters/writers (ok, not all of them) is that very few have a sense of history with regard to their subject matters.* Reporting seems to be shallow and in the case of sportscasters read straight from a teleprompter.

These guys could take a cue from Bill Simmons.* His columns are both insightful and humourous with the right touch of irreverance.* I could talk about Bill O'reilly next, but that's off-topic.* ;)

bchoter
04-30-2006, 01:02 AM
The late, great Smokin' Joe Cantada and Quinito had a word war many many years back. In his newspaper column Quinito bashed Joe and his co-commentators(Recah Trinindad and Hermie Rivera?) for their coverage of a boxing telecast, and calling them "The Three Stooges" of boxing, and concluding that TV coverage of boxing would be well off without them. A few days later, Joe would have his turn to bash Henson. In a PBA telecast, Joe mentioned the offending column and, staring directly and jabbing a finger toward the camera, said "To you, Mr. Henson, I will turn the other cheek, because my mother taught me at an early age not to hit back at women.." Vintage TV at its best.... ;D* Par for the course...not all read the Philippine Star, and not all watch PBA games on TV.....
The irony, for me at least, is that I can't help but read his columns no matter how I hate them. It's akin to my old man's punyet@'s while watching news reports. Punyet@ from IBC's/PTV's early newscast down to ABS-CBN's past midnight news (he can't stand's chanels 7's hysterical reporting and ARnold Clavio's para lang natutulog look)

toti_mendiola
06-06-2006, 04:07 PM
The irony, for me at least, is that I can't help but read his columns no matter how I hate them. It's akin to my old man's punyet@'s while watching news reports. Punyet@ from IBC's/PTV's early newscast down to ABS-CBN's past midnight news (he can't stand's chanels 7's hysterical reporting and ARnold Clavio's para lang natutulog look)


Maybe its because of Arnold's Make Up (mortician ata eh) but then again arn arn is more alive. The Irony!

pio_valenz
06-19-2006, 08:08 PM
I couldn't help but shake my head yesterday morning while reading Quinito's article on Dirk Nowitzki's body odor. Pati ba yan pinapatulan pa? ???What's the matter, Quinito? Dirk turn you down for an interview?

full battle gear
06-19-2006, 11:01 PM
pio_valenz, I agree with you. He must be scraping the bottom of the barrel to hit that low. Very disappointing that something like that found its way in print.

Agent 008
06-21-2006, 09:36 AM
dear battle gear and pio valenz,

then i'm sure you hated the one he wrote again today describing every bit of detail he encountered at the airport on his way to dallas. the guy kept of complaining about the security checks, the delays and how hungry he was. this guy is shameless. he continues to print garbage and takes advantage of his newspaper space to hit people who can't give a quick comeback.

listen queenie..i don't care if you had burgers or have been upgraded to first class. i don't care if you are front center at the nba finals. just do your job. in game 5, you had tons of mispronounced and misused words. you call yourself a journalist? you should be ashamed.

freak
06-21-2006, 11:38 PM
^^ oo nga.. medyo nakakaasar un mga hirit nila during the games.. nasa harap na nila ung mga monitors tapos mali pa ung mga players na binabanggit nila.. ;D

JonarSabilano
06-23-2006, 06:16 PM
Conrad's sports pieces are always a good read.

Saguisag always stirs the Eagle's nest :D


Ah, yes. While CqQ has always been known for his political columns, I also look forward to his lighter pieces. For example, when he writes about Mon David and the local jazz scene.

However, he is at his finest when writing about sports. Basketball most especially. I particularly one column he wrote for some sort of a yearbook.

Conversely, there's the late Teddy Benigno, who started as a sportswriter then shifted to the Opinion pages.

Al Mendoza isn't really a sportswriter. He reminds me of Ernest Hemingway, minus the guns of course. Better fictionist than sports columnist.

5FootCarrot
06-26-2006, 08:57 AM
I was reading an article this morning about the Dallas Stars' Filipino fighting coach and came away feeling cheated because practically half of the damn article was about the NBA and the Dallas Mavericks. >:( There was a bit about the Filipino coach and how he came by the job, but nothing about what he does, i.e., how he works with the hockey players. Instead, there was stuff about how the guy felt when the Mavs lost and then the rest of the piece went off on a tangent about basketball.

Of course, I had my suspicions about the article when I read that it was by Quinito Henson. ::)

freak
07-04-2006, 08:15 PM
whew!

buti nalang hindi si quinito henson nagcover ng pacquiao-larios match..
i was wishing they would air the fight with bob sheridan's coverage pero ok narin si sev sarmienta

basta wag si quinito.. ;D

toti_mendiola
07-08-2006, 12:12 PM
After taking swipes at SBC's varsity with his comments when he was covering the RL's last games, Butch Maniego did quite made a "bawi" yesterday. I hope his obesity do not in a way poison his objectivity.
Seen also yesterday at NAS during the SBC-MIT game was Bill Velasco of the Basketball show. Hope he includes Sam's dunk off of a Borgie drop pass for the shows NCAA best plays segment.

john_paul_manahan
07-10-2006, 09:15 PM
i love how bill simmons writes... :)

MVBA
07-26-2006, 12:27 AM
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chocoks77
09-18-2006, 12:17 PM
Our TV lacks quality sportscasters and commentators. We all miss the likes of Smokin' Joe Cantada, Pinggoy Pengzon. Our Sports Commentators do not put what they do and what they will do into heart. Hindi na yata nagreresearch basta upo na lang and see the game as it unfolds. Meron naman na overzealous and tends to overdo what they do. Sobra naman sa research na tipong pati lahi at lineage ng pamilya binubusisi kahit hindi naman kailangan isama sa coverage yun.

vickster
09-29-2006, 11:03 PM
In keeping with the theme of this website... is there any sportscaster more hardcore than Velma Ignacio of Sports Radio 918? Sa inyo na si Andy Jao and his Tony "Kukok"... I'll take Velma and her "Jeereh" Ibañez any time. ;D


Hahaha...Toni Kukok!!!! e Jerry Cordinyera....hahaha. Baluktot yata dila ni Andy Jao. Pero mas ok naman yun kesa kay Quinito.


hahaha that's classic! let's not forget quinito's Dan Ma-Her-lee mwahahaha

It's my first time to see this forum and i must admit, was surprised that a lot of people do see through quinito henson's sportswriting and sportscasting style. he's admittedly a walking encyclopedia of facts and stats and other details, some interesting, some hardly. and he's made a living, as one of the posters said, by giving advanced and detailed info before the internet age.
but that was and still is, simply what he is, a good researcher who probably loves what he is doing and gets paid to do it.

but as an analyst? i dont think so. everything he says is superficial, never anything in depth or insightful. i doubt he can tell the difference between a box and one and a zone.

as a sportswriter? well, some sportswriters are assigned to report facts -- thats where he's good at. but objectivity wise, again as mentioned by others before, he fails, using his articles to push his own agendas.

whew! ive so long wanted to share my quinito views -- thanks for the chance hehehe

cricohermoso
09-30-2006, 12:19 AM
In keeping with the theme of this website... is there any sportscaster more hardcore than Velma Ignacio of Sports Radio 918? Sa inyo na si Andy Jao and his Tony "Kukok"... I'll take Velma and her "Jeereh" Ibañez any time. ;D


Hahaha...Toni Kukok!!!! e Jerry Cordinyera....hahaha. Baluktot yata dila ni Andy Jao. Pero mas ok naman yun kesa kay Quinito.


hahaha that's classic! let's not forget quinito's Dan Ma-Her-lee mwahahaha

It's my first time to see this forum and i must admit, was surprised that a lot of people do see through quinito henson's sportswriting and sportscasting style. he's admittedly a walking encyclopedia of facts and stats and other details, some interesting, some hardly. and he's made a living, as one of the posters said, by giving advanced and detailed info before the internet age.
but that was and still is, simply what he is, a good researcher who probably loves what he is doing and gets paid to do it.

but as an analyst? i dont think so. everything he says is superficial, never anything in depth or insightful. i doubt he can tell the difference between a box and one and a zone.

as a sportswriter? well, some sportswriters are assigned to report facts -- thats where he's good at. but objectivity wise, again as mentioned by others before, he fails, using his articles to push his own agendas.

whew! ive so long wanted to share my quinito views -- thanks for the chance hehehe


madalas puro tsismis sinasabi nya sa PBA. or love stories. like erg- telling the love story of Tony dela Cruz and his wife during that Ginebra - Alaska game back in April 2 (ahahay... memorized).

danny
09-30-2006, 02:25 AM
Actually the entire broadcast industy lacks quality. Kasi naman low quality= Big Money. ;D

MVBA
10-31-2006, 10:14 PM
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Coach T
11-13-2006, 10:26 PM
sportswriters? how about coach t and his "the playmaker" column at gameface.ph? hahaha, talk about self-plugging!

souljah_boy
11-17-2006, 11:16 PM
I was able to write a piece about how much Quenito sucks big time. I wrote it in a basketball blog a couple of months back. If Allen Iverson offended America about making a crossover move on MJ, then Quenito Henson is insulting/has insulted many a time the Philipppines and journalism. Hey, I'm not saying I'm good in this field but at least, I know that I'm not all-knowing.to be fair with him though, he's just doing his job, BUT THE WAY HE DOES HIS JOB IS A BIG PILE OF HORSE ****. (pardon me for my choice of words).

Anyway, I've heard numerous praises about Joe Cantada and I believe I was too young to even remember how good he is.
Isa pang classic na tandem si Sev Sarmenta and Ed Picson. I like the way these two do their thing, though it's a bit of old school on how they do it, but hey, their style click for me.

bchoter
11-18-2006, 10:28 PM
I was able to write a piece about how much Quenito sucks big time. I wrote it in a basketball blog a couple of months back. If Allen Iverson offended America about making a crossover move on MJ, then Quenito Henson is insulting/has insulted* many a time the Philipppines and journalism. Hey, I'm not saying I'm* good in this field but at least, I know that* I'm not all-knowing.to be fair with him though, he's just doing his job, BUT THE WAY HE DOES HIS JOB IS A BIG PILE OF HORSE ****. (pardon me for my choice of words).

Anyway, I've heard numerous praises about Joe Cantada and I believe I was too young to even remember how good he is.
Isa pang classic na tandem si Sev Sarmenta and Ed Picson. I like the way these two do their thing, though it's a bit of old school on how they do it, but hey, their style click for me.
I liked Joe before he switched allegiances to Jawo and Ginebra :D

MonL
11-20-2006, 07:50 AM
I was able to write a piece about how much Quenito sucks big time. I wrote it in a basketball blog a couple of months back. If Allen Iverson offended America about making a crossover move on MJ, then Quenito Henson is insulting/has insulted* many a time the Philipppines and journalism. Hey, I'm not saying I'm* good in this field but at least, I know that* I'm not all-knowing.to be fair with him though, he's just doing his job, BUT THE WAY HE DOES HIS JOB IS A BIG PILE OF HORSE ****. (pardon me for my choice of words).



Salamat na lang at di tayo nakarinig sa kaniya nitong nakaraang bakbakan* ng nakakarinding maka-sirang lalamunang pag sigaw niya tulad nung sa Pacquiao-Morales II na:

Manny Pacquiao is*DA MAAAAAAAAAAANNNN!!!!!!
Nakupo. Salamat.

chocoks77
11-20-2006, 08:54 AM
I was able to write a piece about how much Quenito sucks big time. I wrote it in a basketball blog a couple of months back. If Allen Iverson offended America about making a crossover move on MJ, then Quenito Henson is insulting/has insulted* many a time the Philipppines and journalism. Hey, I'm not saying I'm* good in this field but at least, I know that* I'm not all-knowing.to be fair with him though, he's just doing his job, BUT THE WAY HE DOES HIS JOB IS A BIG PILE OF HORSE ****. (pardon me for my choice of words).



Salamat na lang at di tayo nakarinig sa kaniya nitong nakaraang bakbakan* ng nakakarinding maka-sirang lalamunang pag sigaw niya tulad nung sa Pacquiao-Morales II na:

Manny Pacquiao is*DA MAAAAAAAAAAANNNN!!!!!!
Nakupo. Salamat.


Pero sobrang daldal pa rin to the point of making a fool out of themselves. Nagiging comedy na kapag siya commentator. I'd say, he is better doing it sa radio not on TV because there are times when watching live it is better to see it as it unfolds with nary or little commentating as the show goes on.

From Manila Bulletin's Ding Marcelo today:

On a scale of 1-10, the television coverage by Solar’s Quinito Henson and Chito Trinidad is five by my appreciation.

The two fellas were profuse in their commentary, never allowing for dead air, as if being silent for a few seconds would make one or the other feel inadequate.

As usual, the commentary leaves one the feeling that two were covering for radio. Each punch, slip, attack, retreat, left, right straight, hook and uppercut is joyfully mentioned.

Thankfully, the crowd was so delirious with joy at the end of the fight, we were spared of the commotion at the broadcast booth in Vegas which I can only imagine would be shrill and explosive.

I will reserve my comment on the ABS-CBN coverage though I caught a part when I arrived home. If you think two is a crowd at Solar, think of three people covering the event.

freak
11-20-2006, 10:20 AM
three people covering the game is ok as long as quinito is not part of it ;D , anyway, ok naman yung coverage ng ABS, not too much, just enough. dyan castilejo's inside knowledge of pacman's game plan and the bout being only 3 rounds helped a lot :D

freak
11-20-2006, 10:24 AM
Isa pang classic na tandem si Sev Sarmenta and Ed Picson. I like the way these two do their thing, though it's a bit of old school on how they do it, but hey, their style click for me.


I always make it a point to count how many dialects Ed Picson uses to greet the televiewers. ;D

pablohoney36
12-12-2006, 07:05 AM
Smokin" Joe Cantada and Pinggoy Pecson.
After them, wala nang nakapalit.. instead we are currently being subjected by radio-style commentary,especially by Ed Picson. I dont know, this guy always manage to make me yawn whenever i hear his voice.

Probably only Andy Jao will come close to Cantada and Pecson. One name that i always remember Cantada mentioning is a certain Willy Marcial (whoever he is ;D)

My take on Henson: he likes to make predictions, likes to pass off rumors as facts, and he is biased.

Speaking of biased commentators, i think joaqui trillo will be the hands down winner, at least in my book. it was a torture hearing his voice when he was still covering the UAAP with silverstar sports... wala na ata siyang sinabing maganda sa UST nung time na UST-DLSU ang naglalaban sa championships... ;D hehe

mangtsito
12-13-2006, 05:08 PM
Let's all scratch our heads guys.

Queenie just got a Catholic Mass Media Award for being the "best" Sports Journalist. :o

If that's all it takes, then expect ME to get that award next year ;D Saan ba ang pinakamalapit na tanggapan ng diyaryo? Makapag-apply nga as a sports reporter. I'll simply pad my resume with a bogus degree such as BS Sports Management.

(And no, BS does not mean Bachelor of Science. ;D )

vickster
01-04-2007, 05:57 PM
I think the difference lies in the fact that the likes of Joe Cantada and Sev Sarmenta were/are anchormen and play by play guys and that they know this and do not pretend to overstep their bounds. Andy Jao is brilliant as an analyst and he likewise has no aspirations to be an anchorman (thankfully!). Their excellence in carrying the broadcast was due in large part to this unpretentiousness and understanding of one's strengths and limitations.

Quinito, on the other hand, seems to want to dabble in all fields. He has done anchoring, sportswriting and analyzing/commentary, but sad to say, leaves so much to be desired in ALL, as elaborated so well in the previous posts. Suggestion: to capitalize on his strengths, maybe he can try a new role as head researcher/statistician ;D I'm quite sure he will get a lot of kudos doing that.

5FootCarrot
01-05-2007, 08:17 AM
Suggestion:* to capitalize on his strengths, maybe he can try a new role as head researcher/statistician* ;D* I'm quite sure he will get a lot of kudos doing that.
Nice ;D I wouldn't be too sure about the kudos, but it definitely does play to his strengths as a master of obscure and often useless-but-amusing bits of trivia, haha.

Now I am envisioning the following scenario:

COMMENTATOR 1: (during a lull in the action in a PBA game) In news in other leagues, I hear the Dallas Mavericks are doing very well.
COMMENTATOR 2: That's right, partner, they're gunning for another 12-game winning streak this season. Also, did you know that - according to our star statistician Quinito Henson - Dirk Nowitzki's mother's neighbor's cousin's dogsitter is half-Filipino?
COMMENTATOR 1: No, partner, I hadn't known that!
COMMENTATOR 2: The dogsitter's name is Procopio Krupp. His mother, the former Anastasia dela Cruz, grew up in Nueva Vizcaya before moving to Germany.
COMMENTATOR 1: Wow, who would have imagined that? (timeout ends) OK, back to action here in the PBA. I see Enrico Villanueva walking back onto the court...
COMMENTATOR 2: Speaking of Enrico Villanueva, partner, Quinito Henson says that he's 85% sure that the Raging Bull is a full-blooded Filipino.

::)

LION
01-05-2007, 10:04 AM
Hahaha. Nice one.

MonL
01-05-2007, 11:23 AM
Speaking of sportscasters, the coverage of the Purefoods vs Santa Lucia game the other day left much to be desired. I wouldn’t mind a little bantering but the guys in the panel who covered that evening irritatingly focused too much on James Yap’s “nasal polyps,” for want of anything to say during lulls in the course of the game, and to add drama to his heroics later on in the game, as he was playing sick. They spent too much time on air wondering what that malady is while someone researched on what it actually is, which is… oh, never mind... Worse, they focused too much on it when they should have been calling out the plays during live action. :P

JonarSabilano
01-05-2007, 11:39 AM
While CdQ writes about sports only when he's not railing against the killings of journalists, he does great sports pieces. I particularly remember him writing about Steve Nash being against the war on Iraq, and how David Robinson tried to brush Nash's opinion off. Conrad really does know how to make sportswriting sound like a Michael Moore documentary.

5FootCarrot
01-05-2007, 01:46 PM
Speaking of sportscasters, the coverage of the Purefoods vs Santa Lucia game the other day left much to be desired. I wouldn’t mind a little bantering but the guys in the panel who covered that evening irritatingly focused too much on James Yap’s “nasal polyps,” for want of anything to say during lulls in the course of the game, and to add drama to his heroics later on in the game, as he was playing sick. They spent too much time on air wondering what that malady is while someone researched on what it actually is, which is… oh, never mind... Worse, they focused too much on it when they should have been calling out the plays during live action.* :P
Nasal polyps? Ewwww, sounds gross. :-X I wasn't able to watch the broadcast but can imagine that it was annoying (and unappetizing!) to hear the commentators harp on that all game long.

(On a more serious note, I have heard of people developing tumors in their noses that need to be removed surgically. Perhaps the condition is somewhere along that line. I hope those polyps are nothing serious and go away/are dealt with soon.)

EDIT: On a totally not serious note, "Nasal Polyp" and "The Nasal Polyps" sound like good names for a rock band ;D

MonL
01-05-2007, 02:16 PM
Speaking of sportscasters, the coverage of the Purefoods vs Santa Lucia game the other day left much to be desired. I wouldn’t mind a little bantering but the guys in the panel who covered that evening irritatingly focused too much on James Yap’s “nasal polyps,” for want of anything to say during lulls in the course of the game, and to add drama to his heroics later on in the game, as he was playing sick. They spent too much time on air wondering what that malady is while someone researched on what it actually is, which is… oh, never mind... Worse, they focused too much on it when they should have been calling out the plays during live action.* :P
Nasal polyps? Ewwww, sounds gross. :-X I wasn't able to watch the broadcast but can imagine that it was annoying (and unappetizing!) to hear the commentators harp on that all game long.

(On a more serious note, I have heard of people developing tumors in their noses that need to be removed surgically. Perhaps the condition is somewhere along that line. I hope those polyps are nothing serious and go away/are dealt with soon.)


You got that one on the dot, Carrot. These are tumors which clog the nasal passages and impair breathing, and the solution required is surgical removal. Bogs Adornado, as I recall, had the same ailment when he was still playing and it impaired his game so much that he had them taken out.

Happy New Year!

nel
01-05-2007, 03:45 PM
Al Mendoza, hmmm. I've never forgotten his role in exposing the 1992 Philippine Little League team's ineligibility. As a journalist, he was within his rights to correct a wrong, but he went at it in the worst possible way, through an 'expose' instead of giving the sports authorities an opportunity to correct the situation by voluntarily returning the championship. Afterwards, he also had the gall to accept an invitation by the resulting champion US team, where he received some sort of award from that city. Dunno if the responsible sports officials would've done the right thing, but I'm not sure that they were even given an opportunity to do so. Since then, I've not considered him as a true journalist or sportswriter. I'm not too hot about his broadcasting abilities, either.

dunkerslam
01-07-2007, 01:23 AM
Smokin" Joe Cantada and Pinggoy Pecson.
After them, wala nang nakapalit.. instead we are currently being subjected by radio-style commentary,especially by Ed Picson. I dont know, this guy always manage to make me yawn whenever i hear his voice.

Probably only Andy Jao will come close to Cantada and Pecson. One name that i always remember Cantada mentioning is a certain Willy Marcial (whoever he is ;D)

My take on Henson: he likes to make predictions, likes to pass off rumors as facts, and he is biased.

Speaking of biased commentators, i think joaqui trillo will be the hands down winner, at least in my book. it was a torture hearing his voice when he was still covering the UAAP with silverstar sports... wala na ata siyang sinabing maganda sa UST nung time na UST-DLSU ang naglalaban sa championships... ;D hehe


The late Smokin Joe Cantada was the best. He was funny, witty and very articulate. But i remember one terrible comment he made almost 2 decades ago. He insulted the both the Jews and the blacks in one sentence! He was talking about Billy Ray Bates. His comment sounded like this......."Billy Ray Bates is so dark he could pass for one of those jews burned at Auschwitz". I couldnt believe he said that. The next day, a jewish friend of mine who watched that game was fuming. He said that if someone said that in the US, he'd be crucified.

JonarSabilano
01-10-2007, 04:01 PM
Looks like Bet(c)h Celis has been quiet so far this week. I wonder why. ;D

mangtsito
01-20-2007, 07:58 AM
Al Mendoza, hmmm. I've never forgotten his role in exposing the 1992 Philippine Little League team's ineligibility. As a journalist, he was within his rights to correct a wrong, but he went at it in the worst possible way, through an 'expose' instead of giving the sports authorities an opportunity to correct the situation by voluntarily returning the championship. Afterwards, he also had the gall to accept an invitation by the resulting champion US team, where he received some sort of award from that city. Dunno if the responsible sports officials would've done the right thing, but I'm not sure that they were even given an opportunity to do so. Since then, I've not considered him as a true journalist or sportswriter. I'm not too hot about his broadcasting abilities, either.


The award that he received was a ceremonial key to the city.

MonL
01-29-2007, 08:37 AM
Was out of town the past days, but I managed to catch some PBA games on tv. In the Talk-N-Text vs Ginebra game last Friday, the game commentator made big gaffes on air by referring to TNT as "Touch Mobile" instead of "Phone Pals" not once but several times. Eh Touch Mobile is a PLDT rival.* *???

Kaya ka nga may PBA team ay para ma-expose yung producto mo,* but your competition got a free ride at publicity instead.* ::)

Unforgivable, as Pareng LION would put it. :P

LION
01-29-2007, 09:17 AM
Baka ipa-ban ni MVP ang mga commentators na yan pag Talk-N-Text ang naglalaro.* *:)* Pero everybody deserves a second chance.* Huwag na lang ulitin.

MonL
01-30-2007, 07:35 AM
Baka ipa-ban ni MVP ang mga commentators na yan pag Talk-N-Text ang naglalaro.* *:)* Pero everybody deserves a second chance.* Huwag na lang ulitin.


After "Nasal Polyps" and TNT"Touch Mobile", I look forward to a few more laughs from these guys... :D

brian
01-30-2007, 06:30 PM
Baka ipa-ban ni MVP ang mga commentators na yan pag Talk-N-Text ang naglalaro.* *:)* Pero everybody deserves a second chance.* Huwag na lang ulitin.


After "Nasal Polyps" and TNT"Touch Mobile", I look forward to a few more laughs from these guys... :D


meron pa actually after the nasal polyps...inulit ulit pinagusapan ang paa ni eric reyes :o

gameface_one
04-13-2007, 12:09 PM
Never forgotten
SPORTING CHANCE By Joaquin M. Henson
The Philippine Star 04/13/2007

There were three posthumous honorees in the PBA Hall of Fame induction rites at the Araneta Coliseum last Sunday. Sportswriter Tony Siddayao, broadcaster Pinggoy Pengson and former PBA president Doming Itchon were enshrined in the presence of their surviving families.

Siddayao was known as the dean of sportswriting. He had a way with words and sports was his passion. Tony passed away on April 18, 1996 – two days shy of his 63rd birthday. His wife Mariecruz died three years before at 55.

Siddayao’s only child Binky received the trophy symbolic of the enshrinement. Binky and wife Teri gave Tony four grandchildren – Vicka Marie, 19, a UP sophomore, Arianne Marija who died in 2002 at 11, Antonio Marie II, 12, an Ateneo grade schooler and Mariecruz Victoria, 9, a Miriam grade schooler.

Binky did public relations work and wrote columns on motorsports in the ’90s.

Pengson died on Jan. 28, 1989, at 56 after a brilliant career in broadcasting, advertising and business management. He started broadcasting as a backup for his mentor Jake Romero in 1957. Two years later, Pengson (Delfin was his real name) became a senior sportscaster.

In 1982, Pengson joined the Vintage panel covering the PBA games. He was brilliant in play-by-play, coining monikers like "The Quick Brown Fox" for Ricardo Brown and "Skywalker" for Samboy Lim. He introduced catchy terms like a "cardiac finish" which was universally recognized when Time Magazine mentioned it as a creation of some Filipino genius in sportscasting. Last Sunday, Pengson’s wife Pochit accepted his Hall of Fame award. She was accompanied by daughter Ana and son Dee. Another son Joey would’ve attended but couldn’t back out of a commitment in Sorsogon.

Itchon passed away on Aug. 21, 2004, at 79, survived by his wife of 54 years, Amy, six children and 22 grandchildren. For nearly eight years, Itchon was the PBA president. Itchon, Emerson Coseteng and Danny Floro hatched the idea of forming the PBA in 1975 and were the league’s founding fathers.

A UE business administration cum laude graduate and CPA board topnotcher, Itchon enjoyed breeding fighting cocks which became his consuming passion upon his retirement at 58. In 2000, Itchon and his wife celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

Itchon’s award was received by youngest son Tonet, a Citibank executive. His daughters Nannie and Agnes, son-in-law Chito Gonzalez and several grandchildren were at the coliseum, too. Tonet and his children stayed to watch the Barangay Ginebra-Red Bull game after the induction.

Itchon’s grandchildren probably didn’t realize how important a role their Lolo Doming played in establishing the PBA until last Sunday. Before the rites, the grandchildren excitedly took snapshots of the giant Hall of Fame portraits that served as the backdrop for the stage where the awarding was held. Itchon had a banner all his own.

The only Hall of Fame inductees who were enshrined in person were coach Dante Silverio, player and coach Norman Black and cager Manny Paner.

San Miguel Corp. chairman Eduardo Cojuangco Jr. was represented by his son Mark, a congressman from Pangasinan. Coach Ron Jacobs’ wife Menen came in his behalf. Two-time MVP Abet Guidaben’s daughter Maribeth Gil stood for her father. And Danny Florencio’s business manager and cousin Antonio Santos received his award.

Jacobs’ wife was with pretty 18-year-old daughter Shandy who brought home the coach’s giant portrait.

5FootCarrot
05-02-2007, 01:56 PM
There seems to be quite a bit of room for improvement in Basketball TV's coverage of the FilOil and PBL tournaments.

I heard that there were quite a few name mispronunciations in the Ateneo-La Salle game last Sunday and had initially chalked it up to the broadcasters' lack of familiarity with college players, but yesterday's broadcast of the Harbour/Cebuana game could have been better as well. Fortunately, I didn't hear any mispronunciations (sobra na yun!) but honestly I did not find Vitto (spelling as read on the TV screen) Lazatin and Jolly Escobar entertaining to listen to.

I'm not expecting commentators to cover games with the enthusiasm of a Mexican football commentator every single time. (That can be a pain, too.) I can even excuse a slip up in the college game broadcasts every now and then, but coverage of the PBL, a higher-profile, higher-stakes league, should definitely be improved. I hope that this will happen once BTV gets more accustomed to airing more and more local games, and the broadcasters adjust to each other and their new roles as the people who will make the game come alive for those of us watching at home.

Kid Cubao
05-03-2007, 06:43 AM
yes, it shows their lack of familiarity of the PBL and college game. the BTV sportscasters will have to be immersed real quick on the names, faces, and backgrounds of the players and coaches, as well as the histories of the teams in the PBL and filoil tournaments. thus it wouldn't be a bad idea for the producers and staff to be more thorough in feeding player, coach and team info to the on-cam team, and for the on-cam team to do their homework before they cover any assignment. charge it to growing pains. what's important is for the PBL and filoil coverage to have tangible improvements on a game to game basis.

halatang naninibago pa si vitto lazatin, but let's give him time. he has the brightest potential from among our latest wave of sportscasters. also, one courtside reporter i would like to see make a comeback is micky deles.

chocoks77
05-03-2007, 10:00 AM
halatang naninibago pa si vitto lazatin, but let's give him time. he has the brightest potential from among our latest wave of sportscasters. also, one courtside reporter i would like to see make a comeback is micky deles.



e si Gretchen Fullido ayaw mo magbalik?

Jeep
05-03-2007, 11:08 AM
sana si tracy abad din! among the "older" girls, patty laurel and chinie canivel anytime!

oca
05-03-2007, 01:11 PM
Matagal ko na itong gustong tanungin, pero ngayon ko lang naisip kung paano ko siya isusulat.

On TV, ang mga sportscasters ba ngayon ay binabayaran sa dami ng salitang nabibigkas nila sa loob ng ilang segundo? At ang husay ba nila ay sinusukat sa lakas ng kanilang boses?

Di ko maunawaan kung bakit kailangan rin nila sumabay sa takbuhan oncourt. Bakit uulit-ulitin nila ang naganap o nagaganap samantalang nakikita naman ito ng mga nanonood sa TV? Shouldn't they present a* different perspective?

Minsan nanonood kayo ng laro sa TV, kahit anong liga, panandalian niyong ipikit ang inyong mata at MAKINIG. Maniwala kayo MAINGAY ang rehistro ng mga nagsasalita. Hindi ko na tatalakayin yung saysay ng pinagsasabi nila. Pero kahit ano pa ang sinasabi nila, huwag lang maging MAINGAY ang dating nila, okay na sana.

Sa US/Canada at Europe, almost always the anchor is one who is trained in the profession. They know how to handle the medium and literally they know how to handle the microphone- AT LEAST. His partner is one who has "expert knowledge" of the game, eg retired player or coach. Dito, lahat ng may hawak ng mic ay expert!

Naniniwala ako, mas maraming magaling sa mga may hawak ng mic. Di nga lang marahil telegenic or maybe walang kapit.

Para huwag masabing pulos pintas lang ako, eto ang payo ko-

THEY SHOULD LEARN HOW TO HANDLE THE MIC. That's the first they should do. Sounds simple, pero obviously they don't know how to.

UNDERSTAND THE MEDIUM. TV is about images being transported to our households. Why describe or repeat what is there for all to see? There are a hundred things going on not seen on TV. They should be smart enough to pick up those that are relevant to the game.

LEARN TO SPEAK IN SHORT SENTENCES. We are bombarded with long and repetitive sentences.

Tatlong bagay lang yan. Pero maniwala kayo, malaking maitutulong niyan para mapabuti ang broadcast ng games.

One incentive of watching the games live is I don't get to hear those people with the microphone.

Sam Miguel
05-03-2007, 03:57 PM
At the risk of offending feminist sensibilities I really wish the UAAP and NCAA would stop getting girls as courtside reporters. I still cannot get over this one girl reporter for PCU in Season 82 who did not even know the name of JAYSON CASTRO. How the hell could you possibly get into courtside reporting and not even know your own player's name? And I often hear a lot of inanities coming from girl reporters who do not know the proper basketball terms, i.e. their tongues get tied trying to say "pick and roll" or "match up zone". Jeez, why even bother if you don't even know the game?

How I miss Ella Aldeguer and Ria Tanjuatco when they were still covering the old PABL and even the UAAP and NCAA with Silver. Those were two women who really knew their basketball.

Just as a suggestion why not get the likes of the Coach Haydee Ong, Jac Cruz, the Manalo twins, Camille Dowling, Donna Reyes, Danica Caynap, Erika Dy or Carolyn Tanchi (if they are in the country) to do the courtside reporting if the network really insists on getting women reporters. At least I know for sure these people are comfortable speaking in English AND know their basketball.

pio_valenz
05-03-2007, 04:12 PM
yes, it shows their lack of familiarity of the PBL and college game. the BTV sportscasters will have to be immersed real quick on the names, faces, and backgrounds of the players and coaches, as well as the histories of the teams in the PBL and filoil tournaments. thus it wouldn't be a bad idea for the producers and staff to be more thorough in feeding player, coach and team info to the on-cam team, and for the on-cam team to do their homework before they cover any assignment. charge it to growing pains. what's important is for the PBL and filoil coverage to have tangible improvements on a game to game basis.

halatang naninibago pa si vitto lazatin, but let's give him time. he has the brightest potential from among our latest wave of sportscasters. also, one courtside reporter i would like to see make a comeback is micky deles.

Vitto's forte has always been the NBA. Actually we were both on two NBA fantasy leagues this season, and in both leagues, he was in the upper half of the standings. I agree with Kid, talagang maninibago muna siya sa PBL and even moreso sa Fil-Oil teams. But as an anchor, I'd say he's pretty good.



At the risk of offending feminist sensibilities I really wish the UAAP and NCAA would stop getting girls as courtside reporters. I still cannot get over this one girl reporter for PCU in Season 82 who did not even know the name of JAYSON CASTRO. How the hell could you possibly get into courtside reporting and not even know your own player's name? And I often hear a lot of inanities coming from girl reporters who do not know the proper basketball terms, i.e. their tongues get tied trying to say "pick and roll" or "match up zone". Jeez, why even bother if you don't even know the game?

How I miss Ella Aldeguer and Ria Tanjuatco when they were still covering the old PABL and even the UAAP and NCAA with Silver. Those were two women who really knew their basketball.

Just as a suggestion why not get the likes of the Coach Haydee Ong, Jac Cruz, the Manalo twins, Camille Dowling, Donna Reyes, Danica Caynap, Erika Dy or Carolyn Tanchi (if they are in the country) to do the courtside reporting if the network really insists on getting women reporters. At least I know for sure these people are comfortable speaking in English AND know their basketball.

Sam, for the UAAP and NCAA, ang alam ko they hold auditions for courtside reporters, and one non-negotiable requirement is that you have to be a bonafide student of a member school, so many of those on your wish list are no longer eligible. I'm not exactly sure if English proficiency is also a major requirement, though. At the very least, I think these ladies should undergo a crash course in basketball terminology.

oca, agree ako sa observations mo. if you watch an NBA telecast, whenever a shot is missed, the anchor hardly ever says so. Parang understood na eh. Dito talagang sasabihin pa ng anchor na wala o sablay yung tira.

Kid Cubao
05-03-2007, 04:58 PM
the key here is learning the difference between radio and TV coverage--the obvious difference is that in radio, the coverage should be as thorough and graphic because you're helping the listeners visualize the action, which should no longer be the case in TV coverage. in TV, it's just as important to know just when to let the action speak for itself.

AnthonyServinio
05-28-2007, 01:45 AM
* * *IT IS with deep regret that I announce the passing away last May 25 (Friday) of veteran sports editor Pedro "Larry" Galvez Jr. at the National Kidney Institute at the age of 61.

* * *He is survived by his wife Regina Benedicto, children Judette, Peter Paul, Louie and Christian and his father Col. Pedro Galvez.

* * *His mortal remains lie in state at the Funeraria Paz along Araneta Avenue in Quezon City.* Cremation will be on May 29 (Tuesday) at 2:00PM after a memorial mass.

* * *I owe a lot to Sir Larry because he was the one who gave me the breaks in order to enter this fun, wild and crazy world of sports journalism.* It was during the days at Kislap Publications were he took me in first as a junior writer cum photographer and later columnist and his assistant on such magazines like Sports Flash, Sports Life and MBA All-Star.* Sir Larry also taught me a lot of things on how to get started and go about in this business.

* * * *THANK YOU VERY MUCH SIR LARRY!!!

JonarSabilano
06-04-2007, 01:55 PM
From asia-basket.com (http://www.asia-basket.com/PHI/PHI.asp)

ROLL CALL
by May Arevalo

Jay Jay Helterbrand, Jimmy Alapag, Mark Caguioa, Danny Seigle, Mick Pinisi, and Asi Taulava.
Ren Ren Ritualo, Don Don Hontiveros, Kirby Raymundo, and Ranidel de Ocampo.

Kelly Williams and Gabe Norwood (196-G/F-85).
*
Jay Jay Helterbrand, Jimmy Alapag, Mark Caguioa, Danny Seigle, Mick Pinisi, and Asi Taulava.<p>



Ren Ren Ritualo, Don Don Hontiveros, Kirby Raymundo, and Ranidel de Ocampo.<p>



Kelly Williams and Gabe Norwood (196-G/F-85).<p>



What is with the roll call? The RP mens basketball team had a tough time in the Iran meet, especially with teams who had imports, but maybe other teams are also wondering how come the RP team seems as if it has a lot of imports too. The first group of names mentioned are either half blooded or hold dual citizenships. The second group are the home grown talents. The third group also sounds foreign. Gabe Norwood has not even played in any Philippine league yet.


Desperate times call for desperate measures perhaps. An Olympic ticket at all costs.


I dunno about you guys, but I'm quite sure that I'm not the only one who's unsatisfied by asia-basket's brand of sportswriting.* :-[

gameface_one
07-20-2007, 06:52 AM
Joaqui story



By Ed Picson
mb.com.ph

I worked with Joaqui Trillo back in the late 80’s as part of the Vintage Sports commentary team for the PBA. At that time, Joaqui was the most gregarious of the lively group that included the late Joe Cantada, Pinggoy Pengson and Romy Kintanar. There were also Andy Jao, Quinito Henson, Sev Sarmenta and for a time, Tim Cone.


Later, Bill Velasco, Noli Eala and Butch Maniego would join the group.

But of the entire bunch, Trillo represented the "F words": fun and frolic. He was easily the most energetic and affable of the team, always inviting everyone to what the kids now refer to as a "gimmick" at any given day…er, night of the week.

Perhaps it helped that he was handpicked by our boss, Bobong Velez to be manager of Faces Disco, then the place to be. We have so many memories of our fellowships there and other nocturnal watering holes.

Although he has managed to maintain his seemingly happy-go-lucky ways, Joaqui has also taken on a more corporate mien, at least from afar it looks that way. It comes part of the territory as team manager of the Alaska Aces, a job that obviously fits him to a T.

The few times we have bumped into each other and have been able to sneak in a short conversation, he turns into the same jolly Joaqui who seems not to have aged one bit, and is just as oblivious to problems personal or otherwise.

That is, of course until you get him started on things he feels strongly and passionately about, especially officiating in basketball games. If there’s a topic that can guarantee a glimpse into his hot Latino genes, it’s the referees.

But in the ongoing series between his team and the Talk ’N Text Phone Pals, Trillo was uncharacteristically calm when asked about the officiating.

"In the past couple of games, I noticed that the referees were making the extra effort to call it more consistently and allowed the players to play. For a defense-oriented team like ours, this is important. We like to play good, legitimate defense and it would get frustrating if our efforts are put to waste just because of ticky tack and inconsistent calls", said Trillo in a phone conversation after Alaska stretched the series to a decisive Game 7.

His bravado returned however, on being asked about the sizzling hot performance of their MVP guard Willie Miller.

"Wasn’t he something? You know, he got a lot of flak after Game 5, but Willie’s like that… he needs something to get him back into the groove of things and the criticism he received from that game bolstered his desire to prove the naysayers wrong. And how about that game face he had on the entire evening? Can’t wait to see it again this Friday!" chuckled Trillo.

And truly, everyone who watched the game, whether live or over ABC 5 saw the difference in Miller’s comportment Wednesday night.

Known as the comedian in the group with the ready smile (just like their manager), Miller was all business that night and exploded for a new career-high 34 points, and displayed all-around basketball wizardry, not only on offense, but on defense as well.

Joaqui says they feel they have a good chance of winning it, but warns that Talk ’N Text is not only bigger, but also wants the championship just as bad.

Seems like another encounter a basketball fan cannot afford to miss.

Venue tonight is the Cuneta Astrodome. Naturally, ABC 5 will be there to air the action live.

pablohoney
08-12-2007, 01:03 PM
Since we are on the topic of sportcasters ...

Is it possible to have Bill Velasco and Butch Maniego to cover UAAP as well? Ronnie Magsanoc and Sev Sarmenta are ok with me, but adding the two ( Velasco and Maniego) to the UAAP coverage would be great. Since Studio23 / ABS-CBN Sports pareho ang nagcocover ng NCAA at UAAP, hindi ba pwedeng mag-guest commentary sila sa kabila, and vice versa? It would be a welcome change, me thinks.

I find Boom Gonzales irksome. ;D
15 foot parallel? Is he trying to be another Pinggoy Pecson? Nice post earlier about the guy.. cardiac finish. I remember that term.

yungha
08-22-2007, 03:11 PM
quinito henson mentioned in his column yesterday, august 21, 2007, that brothers dodie boy and gerry penalosa are the first brothers to win at least 2 world title each. FYI, brothers juan manuel and rafael marquez of mexico were the first. juan manuel has won the WBA and IBF featherweight titles and the WBC superfeatherweight title. rafael won the IBF bantamweight title in 2003 and the WBC superbantamweight title in march 2007. therefore, the marquez brothers beat the penalosa brothers to the distinction by 5 months.

and quinito, please stop referring to manny as a 3-time world champion. The Ring magazine citation as the people's champ does not count as a world championship. manny is a 2-time world champion which is a tremendous accomplishment in its own right.

pio_valenz
08-22-2007, 03:29 PM
^Actually Gerry's claim to world titles in two different weight divisions is also debatable because many boxing purists don't take the WBO seriously. The consensus "legitimate" world titles are those from the WBC, WBA and IBF.

But I will always consdier Dodie Boy a great champion. Not only was he the first Filipino to win titles in two different divisions, I do believe he was also the first polio victim to do so.

dark_seid
08-22-2007, 04:36 PM
i'd like to share from bill simmons doing color commentary
http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=simmons/070228

"Two things saved me: preparation and trust. As I found out, any color guy can survive by busting his butt doing research, memorizing jersey numbers, preparing relevant anecdotes, allowing his play-by-play guy and technical crew to handle the heavy lifting, coming up with a few observations and jokes and making sure he doesn't drop an f-bomb. That's pretty much it. Otherwise, it's just shaving, dressing, showing up and heeding the directions in your headset. It's really no different than working the drive-thru at McDonald's. Any basketball fan can handle the gig as long as he clicks with his partner and doesn't freeze on camera."

i guess that's the problem when the lines are blurred between color guy and play-by-play. the viewers can get confused as shown by the coverage of the 2007 nba finals.


*did i just imagine it or did joe cantada modified the "cardiac finish" thing to refer to the bball game as a "cardiac ballgame"?

and, he's the one who gave the moniker "el presidente" to ramon fernandez and his "elegant shot" right?

vickster
08-24-2007, 05:22 PM
anyone saw the FIBA Americas coverage by BTV? Quinito Henson was at his best, este, worst again, screaming and squealing at every highlight play the Americans made. He was acting like he was the publicist/promoter for Team USA with the way he gushed and marveled at their play. what was supposed to be entertaining hoops became an auditory nightmare! >:(

Kid Cubao
08-24-2007, 05:40 PM
*did i just imagine it or did joe cantada modified the "cardiac finish" thing to refer to the bball game as a "cardiac ballgame"?

and, he's the one who gave the moniker "el presidente" to ramon fernandez and his "elegant shot" right?

the late pinggoy pengson was the one who coined the term "cardiac" to describe a thrilling, down the wire, and exciting game or finish.

dick ildefonso was the one who gave ramon fernandez the monicker "el presidente" because in his younger days his tagalog was so screwed that he'd often find himself responding to interviews in spanish. his other languages are cebuano and waray ;D

baka si mr ildefonso rin ang nagbinyag ng elegant shot ni don ramon.

dark_seid
08-24-2007, 09:00 PM
dick ildefonso was the one who gave ramon fernandez the monicker "el presidente" because in his younger days his tagalog was so screwed that he'd often find himself responding to interviews in spanish. his other languages are cebuano and waray ;D


nice player monikers are what i miss from the previous generation's sportswriters/sportscasters.

names like "the big difference", "the fortune cookie", "bicolano superman", "chairman of the board" etc
they just capture the essence of the ball player without a sense of over-reaching.

i still remember the succeeding generation trying to get monikers like "captain lionheart" to alvin patrimonio to stick. or trying to brand "skyscraper" to marlou aquino.
it's just felt trying too hard no?

eustacia
08-27-2007, 02:22 PM
Al Mendoza - this guy's good in words :) ang galing.

Other favorites of mine include Quinito Henson and Beth Celis. :)



I gotta disagree with all three of your choices. Al Mendoza is perhaps the most egotistical writer I have ever known. Too hyperbolic, writes about things no one really cares about (like his high school reunion in Pangasinan - who the F cares about that?), and offers very shallow analysis. Plus, ever wondered why he's no longer the sports editor of the Inquirer?


Totally agree re Al Mendoza. I have no idea why he got booted out of the Inquirer, but good riddance to him. Not only is he egotistical and thinks so highly of himself, he uses his column to solicit favors from people pa!

AnthonyServinio
09-06-2007, 12:28 AM
* * *Christian Ace "Ace" Pasco, sportswriter of Abante and Abante Tonite passed away Tuesday evening due to complications from a severe asthma attack at the Marikina Valley Medical Center.* He was 26.* Before writing professionally, Ace was a member of The Varsitarian at the University of Santo Tomas.

* * *Ace is survived by his wife Jean and one-year old son Ace Jared and his parents Rodolfo and Salvacion and sisters Cherry Grace and Crystal Anne.* His body lies in state at the Paket Santiago Funeral Homes beside the Our Lady of the Abandoned Church in Barangay San Roque, Marikina City.* Interment plans will be announced later.

pachador
09-06-2007, 01:01 AM
Yes, you are correct, if you review all of Ms. Arevalo's articles, she has a strange writing style more like a blog commentary ;D , but then you should look at the articles of reporters for other countries, and you'll see her strange style pales in comparison. :D




From asia-basket.com (http://www.asia-basket.com/PHI/PHI.asp)

ROLL CALL
by May Arevalo

Jay Jay Helterbrand, Jimmy Alapag, Mark Caguioa, Danny Seigle, Mick Pinisi, and Asi Taulava.
Ren Ren Ritualo, Don Don Hontiveros, Kirby Raymundo, and Ranidel de Ocampo.

Kelly Williams and Gabe Norwood (196-G/F-85).
*
Jay Jay Helterbrand, Jimmy Alapag, Mark Caguioa, Danny Seigle, Mick Pinisi, and Asi Taulava.<p>



Ren Ren Ritualo, Don Don Hontiveros, Kirby Raymundo, and Ranidel de Ocampo.<p>



Kelly Williams and Gabe Norwood (196-G/F-85).<p>



What is with the roll call? The RP mens basketball team had a tough time in the Iran meet, especially with teams who had imports, but maybe other teams are also wondering how come the RP team seems as if it has a lot of imports too. The first group of names mentioned are either half blooded or hold dual citizenships. The second group are the home grown talents. The third group also sounds foreign. Gabe Norwood has not even played in any Philippine league yet.


Desperate times call for desperate measures perhaps. An Olympic ticket at all costs.


I dunno about you guys, but I'm quite sure that I'm not the only one who's unsatisfied by asia-basket's brand of sportswriting.* :-[

james_ty
09-06-2007, 03:38 PM
Before I start, condolences to the family of Ace Pasco.

Now here are my reactions:

Since some of you guys have mentioned Jimmy Javier in your posts, I would like to suggest if Studio 23 can get him to cover some UAAP basketball games if Sev Sarmenta and Boom Gonzales are not available.

Honestly, I prefer Jimmy over Eric Tipan as a basketball commentator.

Jimmy has experience covering UAAP games dating back to the Silverstar days and I don't understand why Studio 23 is using him only in volleyball games.

I hope Mr. Peter Musngi of Studio 23 notes this suggestion of mine.

Kid Cubao
09-08-2007, 10:25 AM
^^ maybe that's because he's now a full-time legal practitioner. pero tama, sayang nga, we could use someone like him doing color coverage for the UAAP and NCAA.

james_ty
09-08-2007, 10:38 AM
Do you guys know who will be covering the La Salle-Ateneo game for Studio 23 tomorrow?

I'll just rest at home today and watch the games on TV.

But I'll be at the Big Dome tomorrow.

batangueño
09-08-2007, 01:18 PM
Do you guys know who will be covering the La Salle-Ateneo game for Studio 23 tomorrow?

I'll just rest at* home today and watch the games on TV.

But I'll be at the Big Dome tomorrow.


Randy Sacdalan is back in town again so probably the coverage will again be handled by him and Sev Sarmenta. ???

Howard the Duck
09-08-2007, 05:55 PM
I find Luigi Trillo a good commentator, especially when he says "Wow"

james_ty
09-09-2007, 11:20 AM
Do you guys know who will be covering the La Salle-Ateneo game for Studio 23 tomorrow?

I'll just rest at* home today and watch the games on TV.

But I'll be at the Big Dome tomorrow.


Randy Sacdalan is back in town again so probably the coverage will again be handled by him and Sev Sarmenta. ???


Most likely.

I met Randy Sacdalan last Friday at Eastwood City but he told me that he may just watch the game live at the Big Dome and not cover it on TV.

Malamang, si Ronnie Magsanoc ang magiging partner ni Sev.

Besides, Boom Gonzales did two games yesterday. Nakakapagod ang schedule na iyan.

john_paul_manahan
09-10-2007, 01:40 AM
boom and mark molina handled the coverage.

Howard the Duck
09-10-2007, 09:48 AM
boom and mark molina handled the coverage.
I thought these 2 did well.

james_ty
09-10-2007, 09:49 AM
boom and mark molina handled the coverage.
I thought these 2 did well.


I agree.

Pero bakit wala si Sev kahapon? Please explain.

Howard the Duck
09-10-2007, 09:53 AM
boom and mark molina handled the coverage.
I thought these 2 did well.


I agree.

Pero bakit wala si Sev kahapon? Please explain.

I've noticed too that Boom Boom Baby is overexposed na.

james_ty
09-10-2007, 10:00 AM
boom and mark molina handled the coverage.
I thought these 2 did well.


I agree.

Pero bakit wala si Sev kahapon? Please explain.

I've noticed too that Boom Boom Baby is overexposed na.


Baka wala na siyang boses sa kanyang radio program ngayon sa Magic 89.9.

Howard the Duck
09-10-2007, 10:14 AM
boom and mark molina handled the coverage.
I thought these 2 did well.


I agree.

Pero bakit wala si Sev kahapon? Please explain.

I've noticed too that Boom Boom Baby is overexposed na.


Baka wala na siyang boses sa kanyang radio program ngayon sa Magic 89.9.

Bwahahaha... on what school is Mark Molina? I know he's a bigwig at FEU, but where did he study?
Boom didn't show his usual Ateneo bias, well slight lang.

chorizo
09-10-2007, 12:21 PM
boom and mark molina handled the coverage.
I thought these 2 did well.


I agree.

Pero bakit wala si Sev kahapon? Please explain.

I've noticed too that Boom Boom Baby is overexposed na.


Baka wala na siyang boses sa kanyang radio program ngayon sa Magic 89.9.

Bwahahaha... on what school is Mark Molina? I know he's a bigwig at FEU, but where did he study?
Boom didn't show his usual Ateneo bias, well slight lang.


Mark went to Ateneo GS'86 HS'90 Col "94. MBA in the states

Howard the Duck
09-10-2007, 05:53 PM
boom and mark molina handled the coverage.
I thought these 2 did well.


I agree.

Pero bakit wala si Sev kahapon? Please explain.

I've noticed too that Boom Boom Baby is overexposed na.


Baka wala na siyang boses sa kanyang radio program ngayon sa Magic 89.9.

Bwahahaha... on what school is Mark Molina? I know he's a bigwig at FEU, but where did he study?
Boom didn't show his usual Ateneo bias, well slight lang.


Mark went to Ateneo GS'86 HS'90 Col "94. MBA in the states

I thought so. FEU has lots of Ateneans. :)

joelex
09-10-2007, 08:18 PM
si boom anong school affiliated ba?

john_paul_manahan
09-10-2007, 08:38 PM
Boom graduated from Ateneo if i am not mistaken

AnthonyServinio
11-20-2007, 02:57 PM
* * *GILBERT Episcope, sports editor of Abante Tonite, died of heart failure last November 17 in Quezon City.* He is survived by his wife Merquejames and three children.

* * *His remains lie in state at the Saint Peter Funeral Homes along Quezon Avenue, Quezon City.* Interment will be announced later.

batangueño
11-21-2007, 12:09 AM
My condolences to the family of the late Gilbert Episcope.

bchoter
11-23-2007, 02:39 PM
Topex Robinson seem to have a job waiting for him when he hangs his jersey. He's been seen and heard in the PBL and the VLeague. Multi sport ha!

toti_mendiola
11-23-2007, 03:06 PM
Topex Robinson seem to have a job waiting for him when he hangs his jersey. He's been seen and heard in the PBL and the VLeague. Multi sport ha!


And he started sport commentating while waiting to be signed by teams back in the day.

MVBA
12-10-2007, 04:24 PM
* * *SANDI Geronimo (aka Sandi G. Grumo) wed Janice Marjorie M. Bolen last December 8 at the Capitol Parish in Cebu City.* The groom, a popular sportscaster in Cebu, is the son of the late Orlando B. Grumo and Gregoria G. Grumo.* The bride is the daughter of Steve W. Bolen and Ethel M. Bolen.

* * *Reception followed at the Asian Hall of the Cebu Grand Convention Center.* Among the basketball-related personalities involved where M. Lhuillier coach Councilor Raul D. Alcoseba, MVBA Commissioner Willy Generalao and BAP-SBP Cebu Provincial Head Lorenzo Chao Sy who all acted as godfathers.* Fellow sportscaster Randy Sacdalan was the best man.* Sportscasters Anthony Servinio and Brian Madronero were also spotted.

amdgc82
02-28-2008, 06:51 AM
"Taby," sports icon, dies at 88 (http://www.tribune.net.ph/sports/20080228spo4.html)
02/28/2008
www.tribune.net.ph

Zacarias “Taby” Tabaniag, one of the founding members of the Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) in 1949, died yesterday morning in his sleep.

He was 88.

“He left us very peacefully,” said Zacarias Jr., Taby’s son. “He was in high spirits when we said our good nights last night. His nurse found him lifeless this morning.”

Aside from Zacarias Jr., Tabaniag left behind his children Teresita and Kihei, Elizabeth and Valentin, Ramon, Zenia, Leslie (deceased), Eliza (deceased) and wife Federica.

He was emeritus chairman of the Rules Committee of the U-Bix Konica Minolta National Pro-Am at The Riviera set on March 4 to 8.

“It pains us to learn of Taby’s death,” said U-Bix top honcho Bert Bravo, one of the closest buddies of Tabaniag. “He will be missed and his memory will linger for a long, long while.”

Tabaniag, who passed the bar examinations in 1944, also later became the PSA president, succeeding the late Ricky Llanos (the former sports editor of the Manila Times).

A consistent scholar and the son of a US Scout from Bacarra and Sarrat in Ilocandia, Tabaniag was born on Nov. 1, 1919 and was raised at the old Fort McKinley (Fort Bonifacio).

Tabaniag, a guerilla in the last war, took his pre-law at the University of the Philippines on a baseball scholarship.

He finished his bachelor of laws at the University of Sto. Tomas where he was the school’s star pitcher, pitching his team to victories in friendly games in Guam, Hawaii, Shanghai and Tokyo and giving UST several UAAP titles.

He was multi-talented, having served as sports editor of the defunct Evening News and founded the famous weekly Fistorama live boxing show in 1960 together with the legendary sportscaster, Joe Cantada. Fistorama continues to be aired weekly, produced by Boy Cantada, brother of the late Joe.

chiqui34
03-16-2008, 03:17 PM
Our TV lacks quality sportscasters and commentators. We all miss the likes of Smokin' Joe Cantada, Pinggoy Pengzon. Our Sports Commentators do not put what they do and what they will do into heart. Hindi na yata nagreresearch basta upo na lang and see the game as it unfolds. Meron naman na overzealous and tends to overdo what they do. Sobra naman sa research na tipong pati lahi at lineage ng pamilya binubusisi kahit hindi naman kailangan isama sa coverage yun.


Can't help but comment that there are sports commentators who get overzealous and even mention the family lineage of the family of the player.

Para kasing may naalala ako na grabe sa research at pati sizes yata ng rubber shoes ng bawat player, alam. ha ha ha

::)

stonecold316
03-16-2008, 04:07 PM
Yes, tama kayo sa observation ninyo. Maraming sports commentators and and commentators this days na hindi naman deserving to be in the broadcast panel. Mapa PBA, PBL, NCAA, UAAP, hehehe, may mga hindi deserving. Well, that's my opinion.

I still prefer Smokin' Joe Cantada from the others. Yun nga lang wala na siya.

stonecold316

gameface_one
03-25-2008, 09:16 AM
Talking PBA with Dr. J



By Ed Picson
mb.com.ph



For the past weeks in the run-up to the opening of the next PBA conference this week-end, my weekly radio program on Sports Radio 918 kHz ("The Scene Around," 10:30 a.m. to 12 Noon, Mondays) has been swamped with requests for information about the different PBA teams.


Knowing fully well what the listeners want and in answer to numerous requests, I called Andy Jao, team consultant of Red Bull Barako and my long-time sports broadcast and golfing partner to give us his take on the movements in various teams and especially about the imports.

I had planned to detain Andy for only a few minutes because he had told me there was something he wanted to watch on TV when I called (could it have been a non-sports show? Fat chance), but when you talk basketball with the venerable "Dr. J" of Philippine sports, the concept of time becomes abstract, unfathomable and disposable.

The thing with Andy Jao is, you get pure unadulterated basketball sense, direct from the gut and honed by years of actual experience and credibility as a resident analyst, either for broadcast or for a high-profile basketball team. I know for a fact that many coaches from different leagues consult him for valuable inputs.

Listening to Dr. Jao break down a basketball game or assess a team, you get a sense that what he says is so simple, you wonder why you didn’t think of it yourself. And then you realize why he is "Dr. J".

Here then are excerpts of our pleasant on-air conversation:

On getting imports from the States: "it’s really getting so difficult to get good and big imports because of stiff competition from other foreign leagues. So you also have to be lucky to spot those coming from stints abroad or whom you can entice to experience Philippine basketball."

"Of course getting imports is always an iffy proposition. There are those who have sterling credentials but somehow have a hard time translating that into the kind of game we need in the PBA. There are those who are impressive in practice, but turn out to be duds. Conversely, there are players who take it easy in practice but transform themselves into livewires come game time."

"Also, success has a lot to do with how a team works together. As you know in basketball, it’s always better to have players who can work together well rather than a group of talented guys going in different directions. But that’s the way it goes and you just have to take some chances and hope things go your way."

On their import Adam Parada: "I saw him play when I covered FIBA America for television. He’s a big guy with good post-up moves and a perimeter shot to boot. He fits our needs because we want someone who can give us presence in the paint."

On other teams’ imports, Andy says he doesn’t know all of them, but here’s his take on some:

"We have seen the "Balik-imports"- Jameel Watkins of Magnolia (played for the defunct Shell Turbochargers), Alaska ’s Randy Holcomb (formerly of Talk N’ Text) and Wesley Wilson of Sta. Lucia (also an ex-Shell player) they definitely have the edge having played here before, and obviously they wouldn’t have been brought back if they were not impressive."

"But Watkins can really boost Magnolia. He is a legitimate center who can do the things you want your big guy to do for you. And with Rico Villanueva, Dorian Peña and Danny Ildefonso there, they’re really a force to reckon with underneath."

Andy also says recent Philippine Cup champions Sta. Lucia Realty also bears watching because obviously their recent success has given them much-needed confidence and they have an import (Wilson) who can help them a great deal.

"I remember Wilson very well, a terrific player who can play both inside and out, and is a strong rebounder. He even almost made it to the NBA after his stint with Shell."

Jao reminds everyone that the Coca-Cola Tigers are fast developing into a team to watch out for. "Remember, they’ve got Taulava, Telan, Belasco, Arigo, Duremdes, Cabagnot among others, plus two imports. That’s formidable!."

We actually discussed almost all the PBA teams but space constraints do not allow us to mention all of the jewels of basketball wisdom Andy Jao shared with us yesterday. I just wish you were able to listen in.

That would have made your day too.

MonL
05-01-2008, 01:59 PM
Latest Andy Jao-ism in yesterday's Red Bull - Coke tiff, in giving kudos to Adam Parada:

"He knows what to do, having played against the likes of "Stoodemire," etc.... ;D ;D ;D



Edited from "Hao" to "Jao."* How now? *;D

pio_valenz
05-05-2008, 11:38 PM
To this day, I still remember how Andy Jao would pronounce Jerry Codinera's surname as Cordinera.

amdgc82
05-29-2008, 07:52 AM
Thursday, May 29, 2008
De la Cruz writes 30
http://manilatimes.net

VETERAN sportswriter Ricardo “Ric” de la Cruz died in his sleep Wednesday after a lingering illness. He was 72.

De la Cruz served as a journalist for more than 50 years, starting as a photographer of the Philippine Herald. He shifted to sportswriting during Martial Law, covering for the Philippine News Agency before moving to Balita and Pilipino Star Ngayon as sports editor.

De la Cruz is survived by his children Dina Marie, Eliseo, Sarah, Dorothy, Anatoly, Ameriza, Arzwendy and Axzander. His remains now lie in state in his home in Kapayapaan Village, Barangay Canlubang, Calamba, Laguna, and will be transferred on Friday at the St. Peter’s Memorial Chapels in Quezon City. Interment will be announced later.

For more information, please contact his daughter Dina Marie Villena at 0917-8319444 or 0919-8347851.

pio_valenz
06-11-2008, 10:24 PM
I'm starting a fund aimed at raising enough money to make Chino and Quinito an offer they can't refuse if only they'll shut up for the rest of the NBA Finals. Any takers? Ka-bwisit na talaga sila. Grrr.

bchoter
06-12-2008, 11:46 AM
Can we also include in the offer for Chino to step down from his PBL post and just let roadwarrior take over? Kakabuwisit din his pa cutes on the sidelines and on screen. Pa tapik-tapik to the head of the playersas if he's a sage. So un-commissioner.

chocoks77
06-12-2008, 05:29 PM
Sali ako dyan pio. Kakabuwisit na talaga. I just want them to shut up.

THE ONLOOKER
06-12-2008, 07:55 PM
Chino Trinidad should never, ever, cover boxing.

chocoks77
06-13-2008, 08:10 AM
Brace yourselves for another round of Quinito-Chino mania. Dun naman sa nakakakilala sa kanila PAKISABIHAN naman. Salamat >:(

bchoter
06-13-2008, 10:41 AM
Chino Trinidad should never, ever, cover boxing.

Isama mo na ang ama at ang kanyang best bud, Mendoza. Let their family and friends lay-off the mike.

patupup
06-13-2008, 11:06 AM
Chino Trinidad should never, ever, cover boxing.


lalo na sa basketball!... sa chess na lang siya mag cover...

james_ty
06-13-2008, 12:44 PM
Can we also include in the offer for Chino to step down from his PBL post and just let roadwarrior take over? Kakabuwisit din his pa cutes on the sidelines and on screen. Pa tapik-tapik to the head of the playersas if he's a sage. So un-commissioner.


If I may add, roadwarrior's name is on the signature on most PBL schedules and documents.

dark_seid
07-10-2008, 08:01 PM
for the many "fans" of quinito (and his skills in hunting filipino roots) out there, para sa inyo ito

(pasensya na sa cut and paste of the whole article, philippine star does not keep archives kase eh)


Arenas’ Pinoy connection
SPORTING CHANCE By Joaquin M. Henson
Thursday, July 10, 2008

Recent Manila visitor Gilbert Arenas felt right at home during his four-day visit here, not just because he was warmly received by his legion of Filipino fans but because he has strong Filipino connections.

First, the Washington Wizards star guard’s personal manager Paisley Benza is a full-blooded Filipina, born and raised in the US. And second, a Filipino designer Dustin Canalin worked closely with Arenas in developing his signature Adidas shoes.

Canalin, by the way, is co-founder and lead designer of the Philadelphia-based fashion house called Undrcrwn. He described Undrcrwn as a lifestyle company using basketball as inspiration. Canalin, 30, is from Alameda, California, and was formerly a shoe designer for And1 and Ecko Unlimited.

Benza was once employed by Arenas’ former agent Dan Fagan. She has been Arenas’ manager since he broke into the NBA seven years ago.

Now on her own, Benza’s only NBA client is Arenas. She has contracts with three other groups, including a top clothing line. A brother lives in Manila. Her grandmother is the sister of GMA network owner Menardo Jimenez.

Benza traveled with Arenas to Shanghai and Beijing before landing in Manila. Also in the traveling party were Adidas executives Zach Fawcett and Ichiro Shigeta, trainer Andrew Cleary and Arenas’ wife Laura Govan, the mother of their two children Izela Semaya, 2, and Alijah Amani, 1.

Laura, 28, grew up in a prominent family of nine in an affluent Bay Area community, wrote Mike Wise of the Washington Post. She is half African-American, a quarter Mexican and a quarter Hawaiian. Laura used to work for the Sacramento Kings in the public relations department and for Shaquille O’Neal.

* * *

Arenas, 26, has five half-brothers and two half-sisters. His mother Mary Francis Robinson was only 18 when she delivered Arenas, her only child with Gilbert Sr., a sports star known as “Gil the Thrill” at Jefferson High School in Tampa, Florida. She had seven more children with other men.

Arenas was 3 1/2 years old when his mother, a drug addict, gave him up. That was in 1985 when Gil the Thrill got a phonecall to pick up his son from an apartment in the projects, a four-hour drive away from Tampa. Father and son hadn’t seen each other before but there was love in their eyes when they came together for the first time.

Arenas’ grandfather Hipolito is a first-generation Cuban-American. He acknowledged his Cuban roots by naming one of his Adidas shoes “Cuba.”

It wasn’t until Arenas was 20, in his second NBA season, when his mother reemerged to reach out to her long-lost son. By then, Arenas was a multimillionaire and she was still living in the projects.

“I scarred Gilbert real bad,” said his mother, quoted by Wise. “I don’t need his money. I just want him to know I love him regardless. I know it’s not right for me to ask but if he can ever find it in his heart to forgive me.”

Arenas saw his mother once – when she reached out – and never again.

“Everyone is not built to be parents,” said Arenas. “You can’t judge anybody. I don’t judge her because my Dad did a great job with me. I could have been against the world. Oh, my mom left me and blamed everything on that. But I can’t be like that.”

In an interview last Monday, Arenas related how his father drove with him – he was seven years old – from Tampa to Burbank, California, in a beat-up Mazda hoping to make a fortune as an actor.

“My dad had $300 in his pocket,” said Arenas. “When we got to Burbank, we were almost out of money. We slept in the car near a park for two weeks. My dad couldn’t find a job. One day, a lady came up and put $600 in my hand. To this day, I don’t know who she was. But that was the start my dad needed. We used the money to pay for a month’s rent in an apartment where my dad got a job doing maintenance work. The apartment owner taught martial arts and introduced my dad to guys like Chuck Norris. My dad also did work for Norris as a bodyguard and other guys. The money he earned took me to school where I started to play basketball.”

Arenas said he experienced the hopelessness of being without a home during those two weeks living in a car and that’s why he now does a lot of charity work for the underprivileged, especially abandoned children.

With regard to playing for the US team, Arenas said it would be an honor but he’s not inclined to be involved in “political basketball.” Two years ago, he was among 24 players chosen for tryouts to play on the US squad bound for the World Championships in Saitama. Arenas told coach Mike Krzyzewski he would do whatever it took to play within his system.

Arenas toured with the US team in Asia but after suffering a slight groin injury, was axed. Krzyzewski picked Kirk Hinrich and Chris Paul to run the team instead of Arenas who was hurt by the snub.

I mentioned to Arenas that in the PBA today, there’s a 34-year-old import Lee Benson who spent 8 1/2 years in prison then made basketball a profession. Benson tried out for the Wizards team the season before Arenas’ arrival.

“That’s remarkable,” he said. “That’s why impossible is nothing. That’s the story of Earl Boykins and Stephen Jackson who was cut by 11 NBA teams before making it and getting a ring with San Antonio. You never lose hope in what you’re striving for. If you love the game, something good will come out of it.”

bchoter
07-29-2008, 01:08 PM
What are his basketball credentials?

Anyway, Boom, thanks for helping me get used to the mute button of the TV remote control.

atenista_comm
07-29-2008, 01:12 PM
Boo!!! Boom Gonzales!!!!! Booo!!!!!!!!!

bchoter
07-29-2008, 01:20 PM
^ At first I thought you answered the question with a blank post, which sums up Boom's hoops credentials :D

The_Big_Cat
07-29-2008, 01:24 PM
He reminds me of Mike Casem of MTV. Very madaldal. *;D

atenista_comm
07-29-2008, 01:37 PM
^ At first I thought you answered the question with a blank post, which sums up Boom's hoops credentials :D


Ganun na rin yun. hahahah. :D

eightyfiver
07-29-2008, 01:43 PM
I'm afraid this thread may lead to bashing.

mangtsito
07-29-2008, 02:27 PM
^ True.

But that could only happen if nobody comes up with Boom's credentials ASAP.

If there was anyone who attained considerable sportscasting experience without the credentials, then Boom Gonzales is that person.

Howard the Duck
07-29-2008, 03:17 PM
;D Boom Gonzalez > Andrei Felix :o

myktristan
07-29-2008, 03:52 PM
In as much as I would like to commend the courage of Boom to be a host or the commentator on UAAP games, he's really better off on the radio..I'm not bashing him or anything, there are things that he's just good at, and that is being a DJ on the radio..Sorry, Mr. Boom Gonzales, just thinking aloud.. :-\

john_paul_manahan
07-29-2008, 04:21 PM
are there any other feasible alternatives for abs-cbn sports?

joelex
07-29-2008, 04:22 PM
whenever i hear his voice it reminds me of how the UAAP has become a show for bandwagon basketball fans already.

myktristan
07-29-2008, 04:37 PM
are there any other feasible alternatives for abs-cbn sports?


I was hoping Sev Sarmenta would still continue to cover the games but unfortunately he's not..Maybe "The Dean" will hopefully consider it..

nastrans
07-29-2008, 04:39 PM
He caters to the young audience dahil may pagkahip siya.

But then, there's the 15th parallel, repossession, etc. Anu kamo?! :D

dioning
07-29-2008, 05:05 PM
He reminds me of Mike Casem of MTV. Very madaldal. *;D


mas kamukha nya si casey casem (erpats ni mike) of american top 40 fame

vickster
07-29-2008, 07:18 PM
He caters to the young audience dahil may pagkahip siya.

But then, there's the 15th parallel, repossession, etc. Anu kamo?! :D


hahaha! dont forget "slipstream", "slips and slides", plus a lot of scratch your head analysis -- he's not even the analyst.

joelex
07-29-2008, 07:40 PM
spin cycle pa

wilhelm
07-29-2008, 07:47 PM
::)
Siya lang ba ang pwedeng maghost?

bluetruck
07-29-2008, 08:38 PM
he says a mouthful just for the sake of being able to say something....in other words, mababaw!

tigerman
07-29-2008, 08:51 PM
With Sev no longer with abs-cbn, expect more of Boom as play-by-play announcer for abs-cbn sports.

Some of his "pauso":
1. infraction - in reference to a turnover/error
2. 15th parallel line - reference to the freethrow line
3. "Japs Cuan for three, he gets it to go."
4. calling the players by their respective first names




USTE LO MEJOR!
VIVA SANTO TOMAS!

aircanda
07-29-2008, 10:28 PM
With Sev no longer with abs-cbn, expect more of Boom as play-by-play announcer for abs-cbn sports.

Some of his "pauso":
1. infraction - in reference to a turnover/error
2. 15th parallel line - reference to the freethrow line
3. "Japs Cuan for three, he gets it to go."
4. calling the players by their respective first names




USTE LO MEJOR!
VIVA SANTO TOMAS!


meron pa pare "pressure cooker" -- pag crucial free throws

aircanda
07-29-2008, 10:32 PM
How about Mico Halili and Jude the "Kaboom" Guy... i forgot his surname sorry.. Mas gusto ko sila kesa kay Boom..

But please.. sana kahit anong mangyare.. wag ilagay si Barry Pascua at Benjie Santiago..

RockLobster
07-29-2008, 10:44 PM
I think the PBA sportscaster will be signing onto Solar Sports soon now that Solar's taking over the PBA broadcast. Even if they're contracts actually allow them to moonlight, the mere conflict in and/or tight schedules won't allow them to cover the UAAP games.

Boom Gonzales was fine to me until he started touching Gretchen Fullido too much when they hosted one of them sports show on ANC.

joelex
07-29-2008, 11:28 PM
i dont know if you guys noticed but i can recall more than one occassion when he says on air that he spoke with chris tiu before the game, and sometimes other players too. pero chris tiu most often and always comments how many fangurls surrounded chris. ewan ko kung inggit ba or.. :D

bluetruck
07-30-2008, 07:45 AM
I think the PBA sportscaster will be signing onto Solar Sports soon now that Solar's taking over the PBA broadcast. Even if they're contracts actually allow them to moonlight, the mere conflict in and/or tight schedules won't allow them to cover the UAAP games.

Boom Gonzales was fine to me until he started touching Gretchen Fullido too much when they hosted one of them sports show on ANC.




ha ha! sana ako na lang ang katabi ni gretchen fullido.

5FootCarrot
07-30-2008, 08:01 AM
Boom Gonzales is nothing more than a UAAP VJ. Tama kayo, mababaw siya, as in anything he says about basketball has no substance. His broadcasts are mostly fluff geared towards the fanperson demographic - they're a big market, but it's incredibly annoying to hardcore fans and there doesn't seem to be much out there for us.

While I can understand why he would make up these supposedly "hip" basketball terms so he has some trademark expressions when he's on the air, it's severely stunting the viewers' grasp of the sport. He's clearly not the "straight man" in the broadcast team who's supposed to give the technical analyses, but the least he could do is help teach viewers - especially the young ones with a potential to become more than just a fanperson - the correct terms used in basketball.

Basketball credentials? If he has any, they're not showing.

myktristan
07-30-2008, 08:41 AM
How about Mico Halili and Jude the "Kaboom" Guy... i forgot his surname sorry.. Mas gusto ko sila kesa kay Boom..

But please.. sana kahit anong mangyare.. wag ilagay si Barry Pascua at Benjie Santiago..


It's Jude "Kaboom" Turcuatro or Turcuatco yata, sir..I forgot narin..hehe

Kid Cubao
07-30-2008, 08:46 AM
that's jude turcuato. yes, he's a big loss to the future of sportscasting; unfortunately he's now a corporate suit at solar sports.

in fairness to boom gonzales, sa totoo lang, kaya ko pa syang dalhin. ang talagang naiirita ako ay kina chino trinidad at quinito henson, lalo na pag sila ang magkasama.

give me benjie paras, jolly escobar, and ramon bautista ;D

paralusi
07-30-2008, 08:56 AM
can we lure jeff napa away from the NU bench?

if you were lucky enough to see his (unfortunately) short-lived stint as a courtside reporter, i am sure you'll kill for the chance to see him cover the whole freaking game.

The_Big_Cat
07-30-2008, 09:02 AM
This thread will not be complete without Boom's picture. Anyone?
Parang magka mukha din sila ni Jonas Villanueva.
;D

myktristan
07-30-2008, 09:28 AM
This thread will not be complete without Boom's picture. Anyone?
Parang magka mukha din sila ni Jonas Villanueva.
;D


In some camera angles, they look alike..hehehe..pwede rin si Topex Robinson magcover ng games..Actually he's getting better lalo na nung PBL commentator sya..

atenista_comm
07-30-2008, 09:35 AM
This thread will not be complete without Boom's picture. Anyone?
Parang magka mukha din sila ni Jonas Villanueva.
;D


Ayan... hyukhyukhyukhyukhyuk!!!

http://i37.tinypic.com/2q3906u.jpg


Question... is it just me or what... parang he's so biased for La Salle? Did he by any chance graduate from the green school?

The_Big_Cat
07-30-2008, 09:40 AM
^UST daw.

bg_eagle
07-30-2008, 09:41 AM
Boom Gonzales is nothing more than a UAAP VJ. Tama kayo, mababaw siya, as in anything he says about basketball has no substance. His broadcasts are mostly fluff geared towards the fanperson demographic - they're a big market, but it's incredibly annoying to hardcore fans and there doesn't seem to be much out there for us.

While I can understand why he would make up these supposedly "hip" basketball terms so he has some trademark expressions when he's on the air, it's severely stunting the viewers' grasp of the sport. He's clearly not the "straight man" in the broadcast team who's supposed to give the technical analyses, but the least he could do is help teach viewers - especially the young ones with a potential to become more than just a fanperson - the correct terms used in basketball.

Basketball credentials? If he has any, they're not showing.


Unfortunately it seems like thats the way ABS-CBN Sports works. We must remember that this is the same company that consistently has Diane Castillejo as their main boxing anchor when she obviously has more interest in the boxers like Oscar dela Hoya. They also sent Christy Fermin to cover a fight in Vegas at one time. So they obviously have no credibility.

But going back to Boom, he's not that bad. Probably just irritating for the rest of us to hear him talk like an expert when a lot of us actually know more than he does.

bchoter
07-30-2008, 09:45 AM
He's not from UST (Daw). St. Joseph College yata.

In fairness to Boom, he's ok if he has a good analyst for a partner. He'd go on short spiels and then he leaves the analysis to teh expert. Maybe he'll be ok if he's paired with an Alex Compton or even a Topex Robinson (who also dabbles with covering the V League).

Dianne Castillejo... that's the hyuk hyuk hyuk...

bigfreeze_bibby
07-30-2008, 11:31 AM
Boom Gonzales is not from La Salle. Kung commentators lang din, I'd still have Joaqui Trillo and Jimmy Javier as my best UAAP game commentators till to date. Siguro si Jude Turcuato puede maka-add sa list ko na yan.

ponce
07-30-2008, 11:56 AM
With Sev no longer with abs-cbn, expect more of Boom as play-by-play announcer for abs-cbn sports.

Some of his "pauso":
1. infraction - in reference to a turnover/error
2. 15th parallel line - reference to the freethrow line
3. "Japs Cuan for three, he gets it to go."
4. calling the players by their respective first names


Meron pa syang, "...from beyond the area code..."-reference to the 3-point shot

USTE LO MEJOR!
VIVA SANTO TOMAS!

tigerman
07-30-2008, 12:01 PM
Kung commentators lang din, I'd still have Joaqui Trillol and Jimmy Javier as my best UAAP game commentators till to date.* Siguro si Jude Turcuato puede maka-add sa list ko na yan.


Back to the Silverstar sports days ah. ;D

Not to take anything away from the Jimmy Javier-Joaqui Trillo tandem but Joaqui was too biased with La Salle during the 90's finals vs. UST.



USTE LO MEJOR!
VIVA SANTO TOMAS!

bg_eagle
07-30-2008, 12:09 PM
Kung commentators lang din, I'd still have Joaqui Trillol and Jimmy Javier as my best UAAP game commentators till to date. Siguro si Jude Turcuato puede maka-add sa list ko na yan.


Back to the Silverstar sports days ah. ;D

Not to take anything away from the Jimmy Javier-Joaqui Trillo tandem but Joaqui was too biased with La Salle during the 90's finals vs. UST.



USTE LO MEJOR!
VIVA SANTO TOMAS!


Actually it would be nice to have them back even if it was just for the Ateneo-La Salle games. Parang nostalgic ba? I don't care if either or both are biased. Basta represented both sides.

The_Big_Cat
07-30-2008, 12:11 PM
Kung commentators lang din, I'd still have Joaqui Trillol and Jimmy Javier as my best UAAP game commentators till to date.* Siguro si Jude Turcuato puede maka-add sa list ko na yan.

Back to the Silverstar sports days ah.* ;D

Not to take anything away from the Jimmy Javier-Joaqui Trillo tandem but Joaqui was too biased with La Salle during the 90's finals vs. UST.

USTE LO MEJOR!
VIVA SANTO TOMAS!

Especially against Estong Ballesteros.

bigfreeze_bibby
07-30-2008, 12:56 PM
Mas nagugustuhan ko pa rin kasi yung telecast ng Silverstar than what Studio 23 has been doing right now. Yeah, I have to agree that sometimes may biased comments sina Joaqui and Jimmy but I have to say that their play-by-play is fine with me. May class ang dating when it comes to sportscasting.

bchoter
07-30-2008, 01:29 PM
I can take Boom (mute on) as long as they cover the entire game. Silverstar was a blocktimer and they can't go beyond the alloted time kaya may mga bitin na games.

bg_eagle
07-30-2008, 03:07 PM
I can take Boom (mute on) as long as they cover the entire game. Silverstar was a blocktimer and they can't go beyond the alloted time kaya may mga bitin na games.


I think I remember a time... am not sure about this, but i think it was either an AdMU DLSU game or a playoff game wherein they reached 7pm already (McGuyver timeslot). I think the game went into OT or at least was very close so it went past 7pm. They had to cut the coverage of the game and left everybody watching at home hanging.

mangtsito
07-30-2008, 03:28 PM
^ Yeah, I remember something liek that too. 1995 Ateneo vs UE, opening day (2nd) game. UE sent the game into overtime, tapos nagulat na lang ako at biglang nag "ba-bye" si Joaqui Trillo saka yung co-host niya. Regulation time lang pala ang sakop ng slot nila.

Fried Green Tomato
07-30-2008, 03:34 PM
There's only one way to avoid hearing boom gonzales --- watch all the games live!

After watching the games live and there's still this urge to watch the replays in the evening but you want it to be a relaxing evening then... mute! :D

Fried Green Tomato
07-30-2008, 03:43 PM
^ Yeah, I remember something liek that too.* 1995 Ateneo vs UE, opening day (2nd) game.* UE sent the game into overtime, tapos nagulat na lang ako at biglang nag "ba-bye" si Joaqui Trillo saka yung co-host niya.* Regulation time lang pala ang sakop ng slot nila.


hahahaha! Those were the days at talagang mababato mo ang tv sa galit!

During those days, may pagka one-sided pa ang lasalle-ateneo games (nasa dark age pa ang ateneo nun) and what makes the game really exciting was the endless sniping between joaqui and jimmy. Sometimes, you just watch the game just to hear the two.

easter
07-30-2008, 05:02 PM
I really thought Jimmy Javier was coming back this year since he was doing some UAAP Volleyball games at Studio 23. If he was coming back then Joaqui Trillo wouldn't be far behind to complete the classic duo. Sayang.

vickster
07-30-2008, 05:39 PM
^ Yeah, I remember something liek that too. 1995 Ateneo vs UE, opening day (2nd) game. UE sent the game into overtime, tapos nagulat na lang ako at biglang nag "ba-bye" si Joaqui Trillo saka yung co-host niya. Regulation time lang pala ang sakop ng slot nila.


hahahaha! Those were the days at talagang mababato mo ang tv sa galit!

During those days, may pagka one-sided pa ang lasalle-ateneo games (nasa dark age pa ang ateneo nun) and what makes the game really exciting was the endless sniping between joaqui and jimmy. Sometimes, you just watch the game just to hear the two.


sorry OT pa rin. but the sniping was really entertaining then between joaqui and jimmy although joaqui's analysis also tended to be on the mababaw side, but unlike boom, he doesnt come off as a know it all. going back further, even though i'm on the blue eagle side, didn't like too much the over biased commentating of dick ildefonso and chot reyes in the 1987 ADMU -UE finals. these two, especially chot, almost jumped out of their seats when ateneo rallied and overhauled the lead! i mean, we're allowed to do that, but they're not! ;D

31gna
07-30-2008, 07:56 PM
OT na ... pero ok lang, ayoko din na topic si Boom e hahaha.. mas ok yung mga kwento nyo :)

THE ONLOOKER
07-30-2008, 10:59 PM
There's only one way to avoid hearing boom gonzales --- watch all the games live!

After watching the games live and there's still this urge to watch the replays in the evening but you want it to be a relaxing evening then... mute! :D


I agree. Nothing beats the courtside reporters in flesh. ;)

And you'll see Boom, but you'll never be able to hear him.

stonecold316
07-31-2008, 02:14 AM
Wala na bang ibang pwede commentators for the UAAP? hehehe.

Sana bumalik si Sev Sarmenta. Kahit Atenista walang halong bias. Mabait na mama pa.

Jaco D
07-31-2008, 11:22 AM
During those days, may pagka one-sided pa ang lasalle-ateneo games (nasa dark age pa ang ateneo nun) and what makes the game really exciting was the endless sniping between joaqui and jimmy. Sometimes, you just watch the game just to hear the two.

Yeah, those were fun days. Actually Joaqui seemed to play straight guy to Jimmy's....well, you know what the Javier boys are capable of. I remember a cousin actually kept copies of the audio feed of the games that the Katzenjammer Kids covered, and those two just kept me in stitches. I sometimes thought to myself: "these two clowns are actually paid good money to do this?"

Bring them back!

bchoter
07-31-2008, 11:59 AM
Sev Sarmenta was always nice to UST and the gallery. Kulnag nalang maki "Go USTE". Lucky charm pa siya ng UST nung S69 because in the games that I watched and he was part of the panel panalo ang UST lagi.

Howard the Duck
08-01-2008, 12:55 AM
seriously parang mas OK pa ang mga commentators sa NCAA :P

joelex
08-01-2008, 05:38 AM
so why did sev sarmenta leave the abs sports team?

bchoter
08-01-2008, 11:21 AM
Maybe the Ateneans felt the same way I felt. Tanggalin na nga yang malas (buwenas to the other side) na yan :D. Just kidding. I know they're not as superstitious as I am :D

atenista_comm
08-01-2008, 11:29 AM
so why did sev sarmenta leave the abs sports team?


Para siguro matapos na niya ang PhD niya? :D

Sir Sev... tagal na yan... :P Pa Manang's ka naman! hahahaha

pepman
08-01-2008, 08:19 PM
so why did sev sarmenta leave the abs sports team?


Joelex,
(FROM RICK OLIVARES)
Ganito kasi, dapat siya yung magcocommentate sa ADMU-DLSU game na yan pero he was instead last-minute replaced by Boom Gonzales and ayun, NAPIKON

vickster
08-02-2008, 04:59 PM
after DLSU's simon atkins was carried off on a stretcher, and tj manotoc was talking about the possibility of a concussion or some other serious injury, boom gonzales says " well, the important thing right now is..... the game"???!!?! >:(

john_paul_manahan
08-02-2008, 05:00 PM
boom gonzales says " well, the important thing right now is..... the game"???!!?!* *>:(


i do hope they know what's going on here....

Howard the Duck
08-02-2008, 08:24 PM
Boom Gonzalez sa magic ka na lang ;D

BigBlue
08-12-2008, 04:14 PM
The reason why news articles across different papers are exactly alike, especially in sports:

Plagiarism and the 'ponente' system (http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/storyPage.aspx?storyId=128034)
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Ponente system

Teodoro says another form of plagiarism that is happening right now in journalistic circles is the "ponente" system. He says the ponente system is a twist on the Supreme Court ponente system where only one judge or justice writes the decision on the case and everyone signs.

"Every beat reporter knows about the ponente system. In certain beats, one writer is asked to write the story for everyone else. It's plagiarism by consensus. The beat reporters pick up the story and make a few minor changes before passing it on to their editors. Some get caught because the stories that come out in the dailies are the same," he says.

Teodoro says the ponente system is generally accepted by beat reporters because of the demands of filling a daily quota of stories. He recalls that when PJR Reports did a story on the ponente system in a particular beat, the reporters vowed to get even by ostracizing PJR reporters.

Teodoro says the consequence of the ponente system is that it discourages enterprise reporting and multiplies mistakes. "If the original story has errors, then everyone who copies it multiplies the mistakes. It poisons the well of information and institutionalizes errors," he says.

UP professor Danilo Arao says pack reporting is also a form of plagiarism. He says one of his former students revealed that he felt ostracized by the regular beat reporters after he refused to go with them. In some beats, pack reporters agree on an embargo on a particular story if they had filled their daily quota and ostracize a reporter who "violates" the embargo.

"He had to be more enterprising to fill the quota. For reporters, you don't have to go with the flow. It's much harder to write the stories but you do it the more ethical way and you serve the readers better," he says.

Cruz said that in the foreign affairs beat, the reporters always went together but disbanded when it came to actually writing their stories. He admitted, however, that he was once asked by fellow reporters to share his sources on a particular story, which he refused.
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--David Dizon/abs-cbnNEWS.com

atenista_comm
08-13-2008, 01:46 PM
The reason why news articles across different papers are exactly alike, especially in sports:

Plagiarism and the 'ponente' system (http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/storyPage.aspx?storyId=128034)
.
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.
Ponente system

Teodoro says another form of plagiarism that is happening right now in journalistic circles is the "ponente" system. He says the ponente system is a twist on the Supreme Court ponente system where only one judge or justice writes the decision on the case and everyone signs.

"Every beat reporter knows about the ponente system. In certain beats, one writer is asked to write the story for everyone else. It's plagiarism by consensus. The beat reporters pick up the story and make a few minor changes before passing it on to their editors. Some get caught because the stories that come out in the dailies are the same," he says.

Teodoro says the ponente system is generally accepted by beat reporters because of the demands of filling a daily quota of stories. He recalls that when PJR Reports did a story on the ponente system in a particular beat, the reporters vowed to get even by ostracizing PJR reporters.

Teodoro says the consequence of the ponente system is that it discourages enterprise reporting and multiplies mistakes. "If the original story has errors, then everyone who copies it multiplies the mistakes. It poisons the well of information and institutionalizes errors," he says.

UP professor Danilo Arao says pack reporting is also a form of plagiarism. He says one of his former students revealed that he felt ostracized by the regular beat reporters after he refused to go with them. In some beats, pack reporters agree on an embargo on a particular story if they had filled their daily quota and ostracize a reporter who "violates" the embargo.

"He had to be more enterprising to fill the quota. For reporters, you don't have to go with the flow. It's much harder to write the stories but you do it the more ethical way and you serve the readers better," he says.

Cruz said that in the foreign affairs beat, the reporters always went together but disbanded when it came to actually writing their stories. He admitted, however, that he was once asked by fellow reporters to share his sources on a particular story, which he refused.
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--David Dizon/abs-cbnNEWS.com


And sometimes (if not most of the time), they come from press releases... just like that one story which came from a dean's office. :P

rowdy
08-24-2008, 08:35 AM
at the start of Barroca's 4th Q explosion, Boom Gonzales described Barroca's drive as "doing a JV Casio" ... ngayon siguro alam na niya sabihin pangalan ni Barroca ... for those who watched on tv, didn't you notice Boom's infatuation with DLSU and sometimes refer to FEU as "the other team" ?

Jeep
08-27-2008, 08:11 PM
at the start of Barroca's 4th Q explosion, Boom Gonzales described Barroca's drive as "doing a JV Casio" ... ngayon siguro alam na niya sabihin pangalan ni Barroca ... for those who watched on tv, didn't you notice Boom's infatuation with DLSU and sometimes refer to FEU as "the other team" ?


that's an interesting observation. i'll try to take note of it next time, hopefully tomorrow at the earliest! ;D

Pyromorph
08-27-2008, 11:48 PM
The reason why news articles across different papers are exactly alike, especially in sports:

Plagiarism and the 'ponente' system (http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/storyPage.aspx?storyId=128034)
.
.
.
Ponente system

Teodoro says another form of plagiarism that is happening right now in journalistic circles is the "ponente" system. He says the ponente system is a twist on the Supreme Court ponente system where only one judge or justice writes the decision on the case and everyone signs.

"Every beat reporter knows about the ponente system. In certain beats, one writer is asked to write the story for everyone else. It's plagiarism by consensus. The beat reporters pick up the story and make a few minor changes before passing it on to their editors. Some get caught because the stories that come out in the dailies are the same," he says.

Teodoro says the ponente system is generally accepted by beat reporters because of the demands of filling a daily quota of stories. He recalls that when PJR Reports did a story on the ponente system in a particular beat, the reporters vowed to get even by ostracizing PJR reporters.

Teodoro says the consequence of the ponente system is that it discourages enterprise reporting and multiplies mistakes. "If the original story has errors, then everyone who copies it multiplies the mistakes. It poisons the well of information and institutionalizes errors," he says.

UP professor Danilo Arao says pack reporting is also a form of plagiarism. He says one of his former students revealed that he felt ostracized by the regular beat reporters after he refused to go with them. In some beats, pack reporters agree on an embargo on a particular story if they had filled their daily quota and ostracize a reporter who "violates" the embargo.

"He had to be more enterprising to fill the quota. For reporters, you don't have to go with the flow. It's much harder to write the stories but you do it the more ethical way and you serve the readers better," he says.

Cruz said that in the foreign affairs beat, the reporters always went together but disbanded when it came to actually writing their stories. He admitted, however, that he was once asked by fellow reporters to share his sources on a particular story, which he refused.
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--David Dizon/abs-cbnNEWS.com


Tinatawag din itong cartel. Ayaw kasi ng ibang beat reporters na maii-scoop-an sila kaya may kasunduan na pare-pareho lang dapat ang laman (to the point na pareho pati ang quotes at phrasing ng sentences) ng articles. Minsan pati oras ng pagpasa ng articles pinaguusapan, lalo na merong online counterparts ang ilang dyaryo. Siyempre katamaran na to ng journalists..

bossman
09-04-2008, 10:53 PM
Randy Sacadalan the best analyst. Mico Halili the worst play by play commentator

Joescoundrel
09-15-2008, 11:03 AM
Bring back Jude "Kaboom" Turcuato!

bossman
09-15-2008, 09:29 PM
Bring back Jude "Kaboom" Turcuato!


Galing nga ni Jude kita mo naman nun PBA draft maganda points nya nun kaso pasira si Mico Halili. Off timing sila nun.

wilhelm
09-19-2008, 08:09 PM
Si Alex Compton ang best analyst sa UAAP

bchoter
09-20-2008, 10:24 AM
Kaboom! + Alex

BTW, does Jude log in here?

nastrans
09-21-2008, 09:33 AM
Andre Felix during the last play of the JRU-Letran

"Why is Letran not calling a timeout?" (pagkatapos yan nagmintis ni Cagoco tapos binaba ng Letran)

Humirit daw ata si Butch Maniego: "They can't" :D :D

mangtsito
09-22-2008, 01:09 PM
Uy, nasa Inquirer na pala si Sev Sarmienta.

bchoter
09-25-2008, 10:28 PM
^ Kamaganak anak ni Romnick?

bossman
10-13-2008, 09:28 PM
Uy, nasa Inquirer na pala si Sev Sarmienta.


Buti pa magsulat nalang sya. Kasi ang OA sa TV.

bchoter
12-08-2008, 08:17 PM
Chino Trinidad: "Paquiao was able to reduce or negate what we call the 'reach advantage'".

Parang si Ricky Reyes sa kanyang noontime beauty show: "Let's fix her hair with what we call the 'comb'".

tigerman
12-08-2008, 08:23 PM
more chinoisms from the best pound-for-pound commentator in the world - Chino Trinidad

In the 3rd round while Oscar was getting an avalanche of punches from Manny
Chino - "'Di alam ni Oscar kung saan siya magtatago!"

After Oscar raised the white flag
Chino - "Anong date ngayon? Anung date ngayon?"
Quinito - "Dec. 6 sa Amerika, Dec. 7 sa Pinas."
Chino - "Ganun ba. Parang Dec. 25 na sa atin."

On Dela Hoya during a report in gma 7's 24 oras
"Grabe ngayon lang ako nakakita ng gintong kinakalawang."



USTE LO MEJOR!
VIVA SANTO TOMAS!

chiqui34
12-15-2008, 11:04 AM
Ever heard the line from that announcer wannabe (or should I say announcer has-been) making fun of the surname of one of their players. "Takbo"? It's such poor taste.

Well, that league has always been short of good announcers, but puhleeeezeee don't assign that "boo booer" again!

And make the aesthetic scenery better, not like all you can think of after watching was "Eyebags" !!!!

amdgc82
03-23-2009, 07:30 AM
www.journal.com.ph
March 23, 2009 07:43 PM Monday
Melendres new PSA prexy*

PHILIPPINE Daily Inquirer sports editor Teddyvic Melendres was elected unopposed as the new Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) president.
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He succeeded Aldrin Cardona of the Daily Tribune, who served as head of the country’s oldest media organization the past two years.
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Serving as Melendres’ first and second vice-presidents are Rey Bancod (Tempo) and Jun Lomibao (Business Mirror), respectively, while Riera Mallari (Standard Today) and Gerry Ramos (People’s Journal) retained their respective posts as secretary and assistant secretary.
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Joe Antonio, sports editor of the People’s Journal and the longest serving PSA officer, has been tapped anew as treasurer. He has served eight PSA presidents in the same capacity. Tito Deblois (Abante) will be the group’s auditor.
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Meanwhile, comprising the PSA Board of Directors are Cardona, Ding Marcelo (Manila Bulletin), Lito Tacujan (Philippine Star), Jimmy Cantor (Malaya), Recah Trinidad (Inquirer), Ernie Gonzales (Inquirer) and Al Mendoza (Abante).

pio_valenz
03-27-2009, 03:21 PM
Didn't know where else to put this. Latest column of ESPN's Rick Reilly about a new texting service during games. Wouldn't it be great to have something like this during Ateneo-La Salle games? I'd probably send a message that would go, "Moron father keeps on cursing and swearing in front of his kids. What a great role model. Thinks his patron seat gives him right to act like a jerk." Oh wait, then they'd probably have to clear out half of the spectators...

Is there a drunk slob in the row behind you? Flapping his Raiders flag into your cranium over and over? Smelling like he bathes in Jack Daniel's and cursing more than Amy Winehouse?

Then you're in luck!

Thanks to tattletexting, you can have this moron removed by security in minutes. Even better, he won't be waiting for you in the parking lot afterward to turn you into a collection of lumps.

Some people call it the rat line. Some call it text-narcing. I call it progress. It's being offered at many of this week's NCAA Tournament games, at 29 of 32 NFL stadiums (Cincinnati's is 513-381-JERK) and at dozens of MLB, NBA and NHL venues. Any fan can anonymously snitch out the overserved idiot who won't stop offering to fight Roy Williams at 120 decibels and pouring his Coke down your neck. You don't have to sit and take it anymore!

Call it text-narcing. I call it progress.

It's working, too. These are actual texts from games this year, collected by In Stadium Solutions, one of the leaders in this new industry:

Read rest of the story here (http://sports.espn.go.com/espnmag/story?id=4012452)

bchoter
03-29-2009, 10:38 PM
^ Puwede kayang eject button nalang? :D

vickster
12-04-2009, 11:08 PM
in today's PCCL coverage, Eric Tipan: you are watching us live at the San Juan Gym in Shaw Blvd, Pasig City.
:D

AnthonyServinio
03-03-2010, 08:34 AM
IT is with deep regret to announce the passing away of Dina Marie Villena, sports editor of Pilipino Star Ngayon, at the Medical Center Manila last March 2 due to complications from cancer. She was 51 years old.

The veteran editor is survived by her husband Rolly and children Lani, Leslie, Lorraine and LJ and grandchild Kish. She joins her father, the late Ric dela Cruz, who was also a sports journalist.

Her remains lie in state at the Don Bosco Chapels along Pasay Road in Makati City. Interment plans will be announced later.

KingRedLion
03-03-2010, 08:42 AM
R.I.P.

AnthonyServinio
04-19-2010, 02:24 AM
IT IS with deep regret to announce the passing away yesterday of Manila Bulletin Sports Digest editor-in-chief and Manila Bulletin assistant sports editor Willie B. Caballes.

I will be forever be grateful to Sir Wilcab for giving me the chance to write articles and take photographs for the publications he handled. Philippine sports media has just lost one of its leaders.

pio_valenz
04-22-2010, 10:36 AM
RIP Sir Willie. I never got to meet you personally but I grew up reading your articles in the Manila Bulletin.

AnthonyServinio
02-25-2011, 04:02 PM
CLICK: Servinio pays tribute to Noli Eala (http://servssports.wordpress.com/2011/02/25/thank-you-noli/)

AnthonyServinio
10-20-2011, 10:53 AM
IT IS with deep regret to announce the passing away yesterday of former PBA courtside reporter Maj Guanzon, who served during the parralel broadcast over IBC-13 in 2003. Her remains lie in state at the Arlington Chapels along Araneta Avenue. Interment plans will be announced later. Condolence to the family.

maroonmartian
12-02-2011, 03:22 PM
Si Niko Ramos pala basketball anchor for ABS-CBN. A certified basketball junkie and player. Alam pinagsasabi.

Just watched a PCCL game. He teamed up with another favorite basketball analyst (Niko was the anchor). They both tried to describe the Visayan type of basketball.

Keep it up Nico!

bchoter
10-01-2012, 07:03 AM
RIP Butch Maniego aka roadwarrior

MonL
10-01-2012, 08:11 AM
RIP Butch Maniego aka roadwarrior

"Frankie Milk" is gone? :(

I mourn his passing.

bchoter
11-23-2014, 02:28 AM
From the already legendary Snow Badua:
Mommy Dionesia wants to try out boxing, but denies it's meant to ward off 'rivals' for boyfriend
http://m.spin.ph/boxing/manny-pacquiao/news/mommy-dionesia-boyfriend-michael-yamson-boxing-ballroom-instructor-pacquiao-algieri-fight-macau

MrM
03-27-2015, 11:56 AM
MARCH 26, 2015
The Sportswriting Machine
BY IAN CROUCH

st game recaps stick to a familiar formula. In the first couple of paragraphs, you’ll get the final score and a brief description of whatever turning point led to it. If a basketball player scored thirty points, and a writer notes that in the first sentence, then you expect to hear from that player a few paragraphs down. This pattern repeats itself again and again through a season, with game statistics and postgame sound bites like “We were just trying to be aggressive out there” functioning as data points that the writer can simply plug in. This is not to say that sportswriters are automatons, robotically churning out copy—but what if they could be?

Earlier this month, the Associated Press announced that it would be relying on “automation technology” to cover college sports such as baseball and lower-division basketball and football, to which it has traditionally been unable to send reporters. The A.P. will use a platform called Wordsmith, developed by Automated Insights, that can analyze the data from a game of anything from badminton to basketball and then use it to write a coherent and familiar-looking recap. Like its fellow natural-language generators, it operates by using an algorithm that finds narrative in numbers.

“We could pinpoint, for example, the double in the eighth inning of a baseball game that led to the key run that won the game,” Robbie Allen, the founder and C.E.O. of Automated Insights, recently told me. “This may seem like a subjective statement, but it is in fact based on quantitative information.” For basketball, Allen said, Wordsmith “looks at play-by-play information, win probability at different points, plays that might have made the biggest difference in a game.” It might identify anything from a key missed free throw to a long scoring run in the first half that sealed the win—the same things that most sportswriters look for to write their ledes.

In terms of speed and cost, the algorithm has sportswriters beat: it takes a split-second to spit out a game recap after the final whistle blows. (Even the most impatient editors usually give their human writers at least a few minutes—and an algorithm doesn’t expense airport breakfasts or rooms at the Holiday Inn.) Still, the Wordsmith stories are still missing a few things. The ones that I’ve seen are short and impersonal, as if they’d been written by Joe Friday or Siri. But they don’t have to be: Yahoo has been using Wordsmith to offer customized weekly fantasy-football recaps, and last season it requested that the write-ups be given a snarkier tone. The result was millions of personalized stories filled with phrases such as “This was a beatdown for the record books.” Clichés, it turns out, can be programmed easily.

The more glaring problem with computer-generated recaps is that, so far, they have lacked characters—they are missing the words of players and any sense of the personalities behind the box scores. For a sportswriter’s reporting, what happens after the game— ducking into a locker room to talk to a player, or interviewing a coach on the court—is just as important as watching the game itself. But even that data gathering can be outsourced and automated. Every press conference during March Madness, for example, is transcribed by a stenographer, and transcripts are posted online minutes after the players and coaches stop talking. This has been done for years to help reporters on deadline, but could it also be contributing to their obsolescence? “As long as Wordsmith has a data source to draw on, it could integrate post-game quotes,” Allen told me. The algorithm could integrate these quotes into stories along with all the other data it has at its disposal—just like a writer does. The result would be a fully formed, if entirely formulaic, game recap, complete with sportswriterly prose and post-game quotes, posted just minutes after the players and coaches leave the podium.

Automated Insights is based in Durham, North Carolina, where Steve Wiseman works as the sports editor and Duke men’s basketball beat reporter for the Herald-Sun. Are the computers coming to take his job?

“At first blush, you might scoff at the idea that there is an algorithm that can do all that a real reporter might do,” Wiseman told me. “But if you just want the bare-bones stats in two or three paragraphs, and if it is something that reporters can’t get to, then there is value in that. We might have to run some of these stories in the paper some day.”

But just how valuable are such bare-bones stories, passably human-seeming or not, in an age when nearly any game being played anywhere is broadcast, streamed, or live tweeted—and the data from those games is instantly available online? Why do so many sports outlets still publish straightforward recaps, and why do fans still read them?

For me, at least, the recap remains a key stop in my post-game protocol, though it’s not clear exactly why. Perhaps it’s because I like luxuriating in the memories of the satisfying thing I have just seen. (I never read them after a loss.) Maybe I still like to be told simple stories, familiar ones with happy endings that I already know. Or it might just be a vestigial habit, dating back to when, as a kid, I used to open the local morning paper in suspense, eager to find out if my team had won the late game that had run past my bedtime. For years, the recap was often the first thing that a fan encountered about a particular game, but that seems less and less likely today.

The dawn of automated sportswriting may herald the recap’s demise as a particularly interesting genre of writing. Wordsmith doesn’t yet create truly idiosyncratic prose, like the kind that Bob Ryan, the longtime beat reporter for the Boston Celtics, used to turn in to the Globe. Like this, after the Celtics won the N.B.A. championship in 1986: “The Houston Rockets were like an unwary couple pulled over on the highway for going 3 miles over the speed limit by a burly Georgia cop with the mirrored sunglasses. It wasn’t their day.” It would take a very strange algorithm to write that about a basketball game.

And an algorithm can’t yet replace a good reporter. “If I notice that certain players are talking during an important timeout, I will ask them about it later in the locker room, and try to figure out what they had been saying,” Wiseman said. “Getting that kind of insight is what being a sportswriter is all about.”

Perhaps human beat writers should make the most of this moment of technological innovation. They could leave the recaps to the algorithms, abandon the field as it were, and, newly liberated, put their knowledge and personal relationships to use in more compelling pursuits. (When the Times freed the Knicks beat reporter Scott Cacciola from covering the daily disgraces of the team this season, he got to do things like report about basketball in New Zealand.) The goal of Wordsmith, as Robbie Allen told me, is to produce copy that simply passes as having been written by an average sportswriter, not push the linguistic or formal boundaries of the form. Sportswriters will become expendable only if they want to keep writing the same kinds of stories that a computer program can.

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So in the future fora like these will be a major source of character in sports. Kaya mabuhay ang gameface! :)