“But how about after the call? What do we do after something doesn’t go the way we want it to? We move forward, we keep the faith, and we play harder. It’s the same thing for lopsided suspensions, cheap protests, and debatable rules: work through it. That is what dictates a winner.” ❤
The world of UAAP basketball is no stranger to controversy. Of course, how wouldn’t it be? Primarily, the nature of sports is about competition – it could be something as simple as a pick-up game in the neighborhood or a seven-game, winner-take-all championship extravaganza. It’s the meaning we put into a game that makes it epic.
Take Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky movies for example. We root for The Italian Stallion because he’s the underdog, the little guy with guts. That’s what attracts us to Rocky Balboa – he STOOD for something. He takes massive cartoonish beatings from his rivals, but he keeps on going, he stays hungry, and he maintains enough charisma to win. That’s the beauty of sports – it has the capacity to bring the best out of us, and also, the worst in us.
Recently, the UAAP has come under flak for some controversial stances and rules. First…
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