Sunday, July 20, 2008

ADMU vs UP (Round 1)


The outcome of this game would determine the mood of our party that night! Everybody was expecting a blowout but we knew that UP would not give up just like that. You gotta give them credit, they fought til the end! Actually we wanted to take full control of the game from the beginning in order for our other shock troopers to be given ample playing time because we will be needing them come the later part of the season. UP just kept coming back with little spurts of their own. It was not until the last 2 minutes of the game that Chris Sumalinog and Zags Gonzaga were fielded in.

We really have a deep bench this year and it's difficult for Coach to include everyone in the rotation, close to impossible. They will get their time eventually. I started that way too when I was a rookie and some part of my sophomore year. I believe we have the deepest bench in the league, if we were to compare each player man for man from player 1 to 16 in each UAAP team, i think we would be the strongest together with FEU. Too bad only 5 players can play at a time! Just within Ateneo, it is already extremely competitive to be included in Team A. Many players from the Juniors, provinces, and other aspirants have to end-up playing in Team B or in the college intramurals instead (IAC). While in the other UAAP teams, I heard that they would be content just to be able to complete the 16-man roster.

Anyway, Ryan Buenafe again showed his ability to score and foul-bait! Everyone else was pretty steady. Officiating was not bad, except for this facial blow given by Woody Co against Ryan which was only given a warning. Commissioner Narvasa sending signals that he is tough and firm, which I like even if it caused us a bench technical for having too many staff members on the bench. Nothing much to be said! It's now time to party :)

Chris

50 comments:

crazypeach said...

I saw you fell on the floor, I hope you did not get hurt that much. Hope everything was fine with you. It was a pretty intense game.

Congratulations too!!! I would also like to say that being an archer won't hinder me to say that to YOU! ^_^

meg said...

hey chris!

there's this post on a forum i read where they were questioning the absence of the SMART logo on the uniforms of kirk and vince. won't you get in trouble for this?

kalliepepper said...

yay! a new post! been waiting since last night for a new one - i know you're gonna make a new one after your game against UP haha.. congrats again! now you've bagged top spot - 4-0. keep it up!

regina said...

i was there! i was seated on the ringside on UP's side. i was cheering for my school while cheering for you at the same time! how weird could i get? hahaha.

btw, i saw you on your way out. you were with your family. i must say your mom's really beautiful. she looks so young!

anyway, congrats for winning. i hope you'll be able to maintain it and get the championship. take care and God bless you always.

Anonymous said...

congrats chris! i believe ateneo will grab the championship this year -- given the superb leadership you've shown, plus the powerful lineup of the blue eagles. Keep it up!

marvz083082 said...

congrats chris!

GOD Bless!

Tc!

Anonymous said...

First!!! :)
It seems like you're going to parties a lot lately huh... :)

magi17 said...

4-0


CONGRATS!!! sana, tuloy tuloy na to

keep this up!!! Things are really going great!!! GOODLUCK FOR THE NEXT GAMES!!!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulation! It was a nice game!

katherine said...

Good Morning Chris! Congrats on your 4th win.

I just feel so homesick and you cross my mind, so i read all your blogs hope you don't mind.

All I can say, is you don't have to worry too much if you don't play well or your shots won't go in. I've seen you play before (in tiong lien), so I know what kind of a player you were and what kind of a player you are now. What's important is the result and your still you calm and collected "CHRIS TIU".

For me win or lose, your shots goes in or not your still Chris Tiu. In the end that's all that matters.

Sorry if it's a very long and boring comment or if I got you offended in anyway. I'm sorry I really didn't mean to hurt your feelings.

Take care always and as usual don't overwork yourself, take time to rest.

Anonymous said...

I agree, we really have a deep bench this year. Congrats on your 4th win! Go for the sweep and the championship. (haha too early to tell) But no matter what happens, GO ATENEO! ONE BIG FIGHT!

But is it true that UP filed a protest?

Grace

Lea said...

yehey! another victory for ateneo.. it's 4-0 now and still getting stronger!.. you guys make every game more interesting.. good luck on your next games.. ONE BIG FIGHT!..

Leanne said...

Hi good morning Chris :)

Congrats sa inyo!4-0 na. Keep it up!

Actually, the whole afternoon ikaw nakita ko sa tv. haha! :)

Anyway, have a great day!Ingat and God bless...^^ Good luck sa next game niyo.

oblivious2dobvious said...

congrats ateneo...

btw...im an ISKA(aka..UP student)..

but who cares...

we cant deny the fact that UP's basketball team is....errr...not that good...

well..i watched the game...and i cant help but cheer for ateneo...(yeah..i've been supporting Ateneo since i found out UAAP existed...) and being a UP student wont change that...


again...

congrats to ateneo...

and kuya chris(weh...feeling close..lol) pls say hi to ryan buenafe for me...ang galing niya kase...kahait rookie lang siya...

and hi to nico salva..(wehehe...my new crush...)

God Bless to you and your team...
Ateneo...ONE BIG FIGHT!!!

psixteen said...

the only game i cannot watch live---maybe until i grad from my beloved college alma mater.

gotta give the maroons props though. they played defense pretty well. thought u guys were gonna crush 'em but they proved that they are still a team to beat! maybe not a final four contender but im hecka proud of how my schoolmates played.

see u at the game against nu. :)

hope you 'get your groove back'. it seems that u are having some difficulty hitting ur 3pointers lately. youll need to polish that come second round---esp after beating both adu and ue---who are playing amazing too!

yday's uaap games did not include the eagles but heck i just HAD TO WATCH EVERY SEC OF IT! hope you saw it. u guys need to be ready to go up against feu and ust in the next coupla days.

good luck! one big fight! :)

cleng said...

i really admire how you play the game... such a luck for the team because they have you as well as the other players...
CONGRATULATIONS for the EAGLES..

may blog ka pala, ngayon ko lang nalaman, i was searching for this so many times, bakit ngayon ko lang nakita.... =).....

i'll be an avid reader of your blogs from now on...

GOD bless..

bonski said...

congrats chris on the win! watched the game live last saturday and it felt nice to be relaxed the whole game. not like the games vs. dlsu & ue, very intense! neway, good luck on sun. time to avenge our sorry loss last year. sorry had to remind you so you would be revved up! OBF!

b.

lara said...

Tiuper Congratulations!
:D

leigh said...

i've watched ur game last saturday and irs really great! irs nice to see in person finally ;) congrats!

val said...

I missed your game in favor of a family outing to watch The Dark Knight. I really wanted to watch your game, but family comes first for me. And besides, I kinda already felt that you guys were going to win anyway.

So, congrats! Keep up the good work.

4-0. :)

This is Ateneo's year. I can feel it!! :p

mary said...

What was the party for? :)

congrats on your win! God bless you guys!!

myv said...

..nice game again!!hahaha!! i was there in your game last saturday..me and my friends watched it live from the ultra..we got GA tickets but we decided to buy lower box from the scalpers..it was expensive but it was worth it..hahah!!

..also, i would like to say thanks for signing my banner and allowing me to take picture with you..i'll post it soon..i'll just tell you..xD i was the girl with the 2 banners..wearing a blue headband..haha..thank you so much..

..it was my first time to watch uaap live and it was really great. i enjoyed it alot..haha..

..anyway..i saw you when you arrive..your wearing a yellow shoes..haha..im just too shy to approach you..hehe..

..continue to play hard everytime..god bless you and the whole team as well..take care..and see you in your next games!..

ONE BIG FIGHT!!

Anonymous said...

hey chris!

congratulations on the win against up. i saw it live and while the win was pretty much expected, i believe we can never take any team for granted. as they say, it's usually the team with nothing to lose who could play aggressively well and surprise the top team/s.

anyhow, i just wanted to know how you feel about your upcoming game against feu. they're a really strong team this year so how do you plan to be at par (if not way better) with them? it's definitely one of the games fans--students and alumni alike--would look forward to!

goodluck!

- Patsy

Anonymous said...

i've watched ur game last saturday and its really great! its nice to see you in person finally ;)congrats! hope to see you play against dlsu live don't know f im going to support my school by then hehe ;)

arlene :) said...

As much as I want to be happy for your win, I can't. UP ako eh. Nice Game though.

I know it's way too early to say but I have to say it, you guys are going to give the defending champions *ahem* a run for their money.

blue eagles pwns the archers any time.

Jeri said...

Congratulations Chris! :)
*though I felt so bad for my other UAAP team which happens to be my school..haha*

Anyway, I hope you win all your future games..
Do I smell a Championship trophy here???? :)

I must say that you have the best line-up of players in this league. Ryan played really hard that game, and so did Jai and of course you. (remember your three straight field goals during the first quarter?)

I guess your next game will be the first Ateneo game I will miss this season..haha..Good Luck!

GO ATENEO! :)

Anonymous said...

i missed the game last Saturday because of practice for our school activity...T.T but then, I'm glad you won..i'll make sure to watch your next game...good luck!!! ^_^

eynah said...

Hi Chris!

congrats again...

keep it up! :)

you're always on my prayers...

goodluck! :)

Jhen-17- said...

Hi Chris...

Congratulations on your 4th straight win!!!
You and the team are always in my prayers...and you'll always be,.,
BTW,I definitely agree that ADMU has a very deep bench this season.
Plus,having a really great leader,YOU!!! I can really now smell the championship for ATENEO...
Good Luck to your next games!!!
ONE BIG FIGHT!!!

-jhen-

daph_freak said...

well, it was a good game..
though i was only able to watch till the 3rd quarter coz i gotta run for my class..
go!go!go!
you have a strong team...
congratulations...
more wins to come!!!!!!
:)

caryl saena said...

ohhh chris...
im caryl..17 yrs old..
nice game..ahihihi,,
the battle of katipunan..
i always watch your game..ahihi..
weee ONE BIG FIGHT...

GOD BLESS ^__^

marphie17 said...

hellow(=
I just want to ask if it is true that you don’t eat mango and ice cream??
And what is your new show in GMA?? And kELAn pOw mAgstArt??
tNx..
tAkecAre aLwayS(=

caryl said...

whooaahh chris tiu (.!_!.)

im caryl..17 yrs. old..

congratz..fantastic game..love it..ahihihi..i always watch your game..i know ateneo will be the champion in season 71 =))..

GOD bless..

jonessa said...

congrats for another win Chris! i wonder where you partied after.. ;)

i also saw you on Wish Ko Lang...even if you beat UP, you still granted the man's request that you dont play too well on that game...because, you left the other guys to play during most of the 4th qtr. haha!

congrats again!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I`m so glad that you guys`re the only undefeated team :)

marphs17 said...

cOngRatS pO..
4-0..
uNbeAteN(=

♥jen♥ said...

hi Chris!
CONGRATULATIONS!!!
4 wins for the bLue eagLes!
i really dont miss your game against fighting maroons last saturday.
eventhough we've only watched it on tv. i'm a solid fan of bLue eagLes! so i wish i could watch you play live.
my sister is an alumna of UP diliman & of course she cheered for her school. although disppointed, she already knew from the start that you will win the game because the bLue eagLes are truly undefeated.
i've also watched wish ko lang and you were there for a fan which is a ball boy from fighting maroons.
natuwa nga ko sa sinabi nya sa'yo na "magaling at poging-pogi pa!" kasi that's really true!
i already have the copy of july 2008 Chalk mag. lalo ako bumilib sa'yo when you said on your interview "We play with heart. We play for God, and for the right virtues. We play for hard work, perseverance, and honesty and dedication more than anything else, more than ourselves." wow! talagang nakakainspire. i believe that the ADMU will be the champion this season!
may gOd bLess yOu aLways!
soar high eagLes!!!
One BIG FIGHT!

maroonseeker said...

i saw a maroon at the side of the blue eagles. she too was wearing blue. ahahahaha! this girl is kinda popular in UP though.

go blue eagles!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your 4th win!!=) I am really a big big fan of yours even though I am not from Ateneo. hahaha!

sharleein said...

congrats chris! 4-0 na. :) nice game. saturday is tiu's day. sunod-sunod. after ng game niyo vs UP, Wish Ko Lang naman. ang swerte nung guy! hehe. then Pinoy Records. :) so i've heard tinanggap mo na po yung offer na new show na ipapalabas daw once a week din pero late night show? tama po ba?

good luck on your next game against NU! :D

Anonymous said...

okay. kakapalan ko na talaga. mukha ko. chris tiu, could you please please please please pleeeease show us at least a picture of your girlfriend/fiance...glimpse lang...we just wanna see what she looks like, promise hindi naman namin siya kakainin ng buhay! haha...balita ko superganda niya raw at matalino...pleeeeeeease

nix14 said...

congrats again chris! nice job! :)

paul said...

whens your brother charles joining team A? how come he isnt on team A yet? it would be a great story if you guys played together. do you think he'll be on the team next year? he seems pretty tall and lanky, looks like a baller not sure bout his skills, i havent seen him play.

nurse jane said...

Congratz! Four straight win!
you truly deserve it!
God bless the clean fighters!...^o~

trina said...

ryan buenafe is friggin' awesome! hahaha. i find it hard to describe how he played because he's really good. and i couldn't agree more when you said that he's brain is like made in the '70s. hahaha! everyone's really working hard every single time! hope you guys keep it up. and nice job CAPTAIN CHRIS!!!

:)

Bluebonnet_Elf said...

Chris, it's good to know that you and your friends enjoyed your birthday celebration.

I have one favor to ask from you, though. Can you offer a prayer for children who would want to celebrate their birthdays but can't hold parties due to their financial situation? I have seen many of them from some parts of the country and they really break my heart.

I hope it's not much to ask...

D. said...

hey chris.
please check this out if you have the time:

http://www.inboundpass.com/2008/07/22/ekwe-not-alone-burke-and-long-wear-wrong-uniforms-too/

this has probably already been addressed by the proper team authorities but if it hasn't, i thought i'd tell you.
one can never be to careful..
sorry! i didn't know who else to alert..
just in case anyone decides to call the team on this technicality in the future.

btw, i got this link from a friend in La Salle.

all the best for the rest of the season!

we'll all be praying.;]

ONE BIG FIGHT!

Nette said...

Hi Chris!..We watched the game live..all I can say is..hindi match yung game. Masyado kayong magaling para sa kanila..hehe..

Congrats again!

Godspeed for the Blue Eagles!

Ivanne said...

CHRIS! Congratulations! :)) Thank you for signing our Tarpaulin. My friends & I really appreciate it. You made us extremely happy! :)) Don't worry cause, we'll give you your own copy of the tarp some day! :) Keep up the good work! :D ONE BIG FIGHT! :)

_ayen_ said...

-hai chris im ayen,,im an avid fan of yours!!!!please add me on your frndster hers myn..,,leenmark18_cute_debs@yahoo.com..thnkss