(Disclaimer: I am not, nor will I ever be a Pacquaio or a Boxing fan. Give me soccer or swimming anyday. I mean no offense to all Pacquiao and Boxing fans. We are all entitled to our own opinions.)
What is it with Pacquiao matches? I just don’t get it.
He may be World Boxing Champion, World Featherweight Champion or World Whatever Champion, but I cannot see the point of the hype. I cannot see the essence of it all.
It’s as if the country has no other sport to be proud of. I never saw this much enthusiasm with Miguel Molina and our swimming team…It didn’t even make two consecutive front pages. Never saw this much passion for the Philippine soccer team, not even for our basketball team which, during the ASEAN games, was relegated to the Sports section of the Inquirer.
I never saw this kind of support for Efren “Bata” Reyes, a man who, like Pacquiao, came from modest beginnings, but unlike him, chose to shun the limelight of fame…Maybe that’s why.
We got our new House Speaker Nograles over there watching live with his entourage. Tell me, did that come from his own pockets, or will it be put on the House’s tab?
It’s as if this country’s leaders have nothing better to do but squabble over technicalities and watch games to “Keep the Pinoy Spirit Alive.”
Please. If you wanna keep our spirit alive then you guys should start doing your frickin jobs.
…and support real athletes for a change. Let’s start with the renovation of our sports complexes.
On the bright side: ZERO CRIME for a day. But that’s just for today.
Will we ever learn to stop missing the forest for the trees?