Thursday, October 07, 2004

Happily admitting I was wrong

So whaddya know, Purefoods actually beat Ginebra last night, 104-87. The final score was actually closer than the game, as Purefoods led by 23 at the end of the third and never looked back.

It certainly looked like a different Purefoods team. A new face in the Purefoods bench, assistant coach (and FEU head coach) Koy Banal did a lot of coaching on the sidelines, and yeah, Purefoods did play a lot like his FEU teams. The team seemed poised and relaxed, and took care of the ball well enough on offense to prevent Ginebra's running game from getting off.

It wasn't just Purefoods playing well though, because Ginebra stunk it up too. They played listless defense, and only Caguioa and Helterbrand showed energy. Plus, while Caguioa top-scored for the Gins, he forced several fadeaway jumpers just as Purefoods was pulling away in the third, instead of dumping the ball down low to Eric Menk. Oh well, as the saying goes: Mark the Spark giveth, Mark the Spark taketh away.

But moving on, I think I may be on to something with this whole reverse jinx thing. It seemed to have worked with the Fighting Maroons, and who could argue with last night's results?

So I'm predicting that Purefoods will lose all of their remaining games here in the All-Filipino conference.


uy, nanalo purefoods? parang ang tagal ng di nangyari nun ha. baka swerte ka jae, dapat manood ka na ng games parati. hehe. . . i-kiss mo naman ako kay artadi o kay james yap. . . go purefoods!!!!


ang naging problema ko lang with the whole purefoods-ginebra game, hindi ko nakuha yung extra ticket kasi hindi ako nakasagot kaagad sa text ni jae.



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