FROM THE FIBA WEBSITE


I HAVE TO RANT.

ANDRAY BLATCHE… YOU ARE A FEEDER.

YOU TOO, YENG GUIAO.

I think you two are going to bounce back in the next game though. Andray Blatche is the type of player that would have a monstrous bounce back after a humiliating game and despite the near-double digit turnovers, he was still able to get his scoring and rebounding objectives. Also, Yeng Guiao managed to have a respectable second half from his squad. He knew the players that clicked and he tried to bank on the guys as much as possible. 

AND YEAH, I think they know that they don’t want to have THIS KIND of legacy in such a bigstage.


NUMBER ONEI can’t believe how uninspired was the first half. I like Chot Reyes as Gilas Pilipinas coach but even a college coach would sue for time when an opposing team breaks out ten unopposed shots. Gilas should have sued for time when the lead was just 12 to 4. I once coached an inter-department team and even if I am more of just a pretty face in the sidelines, I would call for a timeout to stop a rampaging team’s momentum.

NUMBER TWO | Also, I am going to sit the players I don’t see as vital in that stage. Also, Gilas should have sent June Mar Fajardo and Kiefer Ravena right from the get-go. Mark Barroca was letting Andray Blatche run the show and as the point guard… why would you?

NUMBER THREE | And yeah. The Andray Blatche point guard scenario has been Gilas Pilipinas’ problem since the Chot Reyes days. When he plays outside, they need a guy like June Mar in the middle to hunt for offensive boards. Guiao should have buried him on the bench when he tried to hit weak-ass passes.

NUMBER FOUR | I WOULD HAVE WANTED BEAU BELGA ON THIS TEAM. If there is one player that could have set this team in the right direction, it is this guy. If none of the guards would step and try their best Jayson Castro or Jimmy Alapag impersonation, the Big Beau is the next viable fit. People laugh at the sight of this Yeng Guiao crony but his FIBA Qualifier numbers are faaaaaarrrr better than half of the players that made the squad (although this stat is kind of flawed considering Robert Bolick and CJ Perez are main roster newbies).

NUMBER FIVE | AND SPEAKING OF THE TWO UPSTARTS… PLAY THESE GUYS LIKE HELL. If you miss the services of Calvin Abueva, Jayson Castro and Terrence Romeo, then Bolick and Perez alongside Kiefer Ravena are the best replacements. Most especially CJ Perez who never looked lost despite the presence of the Italian NBA vets.

NUMBER SIX | AND HAVE A FREAKING OFFENSIVE PLAY THAT WORKS! The first quarter is the shittiest start of any Gilas squad of recent memory. In 2014, Gilas lost all but one game but the margin was lower than ten. Blatche playing far from the basket and passing duds to his teammates is a no-no. There should also be proper ball movement because Gilas threw errant triple bombs that weren’t properly set up. BALL MOVEMENT IS THE KEY!!!

NUMBER SEVEN | And here’s a cute stat – for every one three-point attempt… is a turnover. So in 23 turnovers, Gilas only made just three triples. THAT IS NOT A CUTE STAT!


If you want a play that could work – how about the dribble-drive?

Anyway, I hate comparing Yeng Guiao with Chot Reyes but as drama-centric as Chot was, he is the one that sent us to where we are now. Guiao actually had a so-so win-loss record with the pinnacle being the loss to lowly Kazakhstan that nearly pushed the team out of the World Cup.

INSTEAD OF GOING ZEN, MAYBE HE NEEDS TO SCREAM AND MOUTH FOUL LINES ON HIS PLAYERS? I think the departure of Castro and Scottie Thompson, as
well as the invite snub of Ray Parks, sent CYG to his current Zen mode. I guess this is cool and all but in a time when you need to snap out of a bind, Yeng Guiao needs to also have his mind on the right track.

THIS IS WAR PEOPLE! WE CAN’T HAVE OUR SOLDIERS ZONING OUT WHEN THERE’S A BATTLE TAKING PLACE!!!

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I have been insane on Funko Pop lately.

And then, I got hooked on The International 2019 in which OG whooped Team Liquid, three games to one in their Best-of-5 Final.

And of course, I did a bunch of work things as well as family activities.

August is not a good time for the Sydrified Blog.

So I made this vlog.

I am also checking out my knack for video content – whether people see this or otherwise. Really, I just want to edit my videos. I used Wondershare Filmora for my graphics and I assembled the video on Adobe Premiere Pro. My laptop is not up to par with the current standard which is why I needed time to create my videos.

Anyway, my family went to the mall on Sunday and I bought Funko Pops among other things.

I'll also share a thing I learned throughout this Funko Pop collecting and it involves a couple of drinks. 





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I’m kind of bummed out that TNC Predator was eliminated at the DOTA 2 International 2019.

Dammit, Miracle and your Anti Mage!

I mean… Mineski got me hooked with their Ginebra “never say die” ways but Kuku, Gabbi, Tims, Armel and Eeyou could have been better Southeast Asia picks.

Plus all of them are Filipinos.

Oh well.

The thing that sucked about this is that after losing the first game of their Best-of-Three series, TNC failed to advance because of a bad draft. I will not criticize TNC for not banning the Anti-Mage but it was as if the last 15 minutes of the TNC versus Liquid Game 2 match was just prolonging their agony.

They just threw everything at Miracle to no avail.

TNC Predator were spamming taunts in the middle of the game and I guess their mind right then and there was just to play the match without over-thinking anything. Because of the superior Anti Mage, they transformed into pub gamers?

I am still a fan of TNC and there are times when I just chill at their 2016 come-from-behind victory against Miracle and his former team, OG.

Anywho…




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Okay.

This is going to be a problem.

I don’t really want to post on Youtube but Blogger has a 100MB max limit on video uploads.

Besides, I am just doing this to test my logo and lower-thirds.

Anyway, I used Wondershare Filmora to edit this Funko Pop Unboxing of The Office’s Darryl Philbin. Played by Craig Robinson, this secondary character rose to prominence when he found himself out of the warehouse. While yeah, he’s underrated and I would rather get his Brooklyn Nine-Nine character, the Funko Pop kind of rocks.

Also, I have seen a bunch of unboxings so to “change” things up, I decided to keep this Funko on top of my shelf, away from the grasps of my kid, nephew, and niece… with the possibility of displaying it at my office.





If you like this kind of content, just ask because I don’t know if this is a good idea.

Also... notice I grayscaled the videos to hide my FHM Philippines collection?

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So I spent my extra rest day re-learning Adobe Premiere Pro and Wondershare Filmora.

My laptop isn’t as powerful as I want it and this is why I use Premiere Pro to assemble my story and use Filmora for graphics. I attended a wedding last August 6 in Tagaytay and I have a bunch of content that I want to produce.

And at the same time, I am on a Funko Pop addiction. It kind of resembled my insanity when I collected Hot Wheels and Tomica diecast cars. The only difference here is that since I am a TV buff, this collection is something a seriously cherish.

So I may or may not put this on Youtube but definitely, I am going to share the things I am doing on this site. I haven’t been blogging lately, but I am just busy with other things.

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Note: For some reason, Blogger wants me to divide this piece to three parts. Whenever I hit publish, it… just… stops as well.

Aldrech Ramos was about to reach PBA awesome levels but in the season after this season, he was sent to the Star Hotshots.

It was kind of like when RR Garcia was on the verge of superstardom and then his team traded him to the Star Hotshots.

I guess the same can be said with Carlo Lastimosa, who had a banner year for the Blackwater Elite but was sent to the NLEX Road Warriors.

At least the Star Hotshots weren’t the culprits here.

So yeah, the 2015-16 PBA season, in a nutshell, is a time of opportunity for a lot of bench warmers… especially the second unit players that achieved a semblance of success playing for Barako Bull… but were eventually traded to the big market franchises.

They emitted a “farm team” feel.

And Barako Bull has finally put down to rest and has since been bought by the Phoenix Fuel Masters.

And here are my UNOFFICIAL stats.


BLACKWATER ELITE

WIN-LOSS RECORD | 7 WINS AND 27 LOSSES  
BEST FINISH | QUARTERFINALS (PHILIPPINE CUP)

ALL-STAR | CARLO LASTIMOSA

BLACKWATER
G
PPG
RPG
APG
SPG
BPG
LASTIMOSA, C
34
18.0
3.1
2.4
0.6
0.1
DELA CRUZ, A
32
11.8
4.7
2.2
1.7
0.2
CERVANTES
29
10.7
2.6
0.8
0.3
0.0
ERRAM
27
10.2
6.7
1.0
0.7
1.9
GAMALINDA
34
7.0
2.9
0.8
0.4
0.3
PASCUAL, K
26
6.8
4.5
0.3
0.3
0.4
REYES, RAP
32
5.0
1.1
0.8
0.4
0.0
MELANO
12
4.4
1.9
0.5
0.2
0.4
MIRANDA, D
19
4.2
1.6
1.9
0.4
0.1
PINTO
32
3.9
2.6
2.6
0.6
0.1
SENA
26
3.8
2.7
0.8
0.3
0.2
SUMANG
34
3.6
1.0
0.6
0.4
0.0
CANADA
22
3.1
1.7
2.5
0.4
0.0
TIONGSON
10
2.2
0.5
1.2
0.3
0.0
GOLLA
22
1.9
2.5
0.3
0.2
0.3
PASCUAL, R
10
1.6
1.4
0.2
0.3
0.0
BULAWAN, G
9
1.6
1.7
0.0
0.1
0.0
VOSOTROS
13
1.4
0.5
0.6
0.2
0.1
EQUILOS
2
0.0
2.0
0.0
0.0
0.0


MAHINDRA ENFORCER

WIN-LOSS RECORD | 12 WINS AND 23 LOSSES  
BEST FINISH | QUARTERFINALS (GOVERNORS’ CUP)

MAHINDRA
G
PPG
RPG
APG
SPG
BPG
RAMOS
35
13.3
5.7
0.8
0.5
0.5
CANALETA
32
11.7
3.8
1.0
0.2
0.4
REVILLA
31
10.5
3.7
4.1
1.4
0.0
TAHA, P
28
8.4
2.5
0.9
0.3
0.4
YEE
35
6.7
4.9
0.7
0.7
0.6
DIGREGORIO
28
6.2
1.4
0.9
0.1
0.1
GUINTO
34
5.1
4.4
0.5
0.3
0.4
JAIME
23
3.9
2.3
0.2
0.2
0.0
AGOVIDA
26
3.9
2.0
0.9
0.3
0.2
AGUILAR, R
10
3.3
2.3
0.1
0.0
0.0
HUBALDE, P
15
3.0
2.1
0.6
0.5
0.1
BAGATSING
27
2.7
1.1
1.1
0.4
0.0
BALLESTEROS
29
2.3
4.0
0.2
0.2
0.8
LAURE
8
2.3
1.6
0.5
0.4
0.4
ELORDE
11
1.7
1.4
1.0
0.1
0.0
PANIAMOGAN
10
1.7
0.8
0.7
0.2
0.0
WEBB, J
15
1.6
0.6
0.1
0.1
0.0
GALANZA
3
1.3
1.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
PACQUIAO, M
5
1.2
0.4
0.2
0.0
0.0
ALVAREZ, R
10
0.8
1.7
0.4
0.3
0.1
DE VERA
4
0.5
0.8
0.0
0.3
0.3
MANDANI
2
0.0
2.5
3.0
0.0
0.0
BALORIA
1
0.0
1.0
0.0
0.0
0.0


BARAKO BULL ENERGY / PHOENIX FUEL MASTERS

WIN-LOSS RECORD | 14 WINS AND 22 LOSSES  
BEST FINISH | QUARTERFINALS (PHILIPPINE AND GOVERNORS’ CUP)

PHX/BAR
G
PPG
RPG
APG
SPG
BPG
INTAL
26
11.8
5.1
1.7
0.6
0.5
W WILSON
34
11.6
8.9
2.5
0.5
0.3
URBIZTONDO
32
9.4
2.0
2.1
0.8
0.1
BAGUIO
59
8.8
3.3
2.5
0.8
0.3
ENCISO, S
37
7.3
1.8
2.8
0.2
0.1
LANETE, C
35
5.3
2.2
1.5
1.0
0.0
PENNISI
35
5.1
3.2
0.7
0.1
0.4
WILSON, J
14
5.1
1.6
0.6
0.2
0.2
CRUZ, MARK
25
4.2
1.0
1.4
0.5
0.0
BORBORAN
32
3.8
2.2
0.6
0.3
0.4
BUENAFE, RON
22
3.7
0.9
0.5
0.1
0.0
TORRES, N
27
3.6
2.3
0.3
0.1
0.2
CAPERAL
19
2.5
1.4
0.1
0.1
0.1
MIRANDA, M
20
2.3
1.9
0.2
0.1
0.2
ANDRADA
1
2.0
2.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
HAYES
7
1.6
0.3
0.1
0.0
0.0
SORONGON
12
0.8
0.2
0.3
0.3
0.0
KNUTTEL
3
0.0
0.0
0.3
0.0
0.0


STAR HOTSHOTS

WIN-LOSS RECORD | 12 WINS AND 24 LOSSES  
BEST FINISH | QUARTERFINALS (PHILIPPINE AND COMMISSIONER’S CUP)

ALL-DEF | MARC PINGRIS
ALL-STARS | MARC PINGRIS, JAMES YAP, MARK BARROCA AND RR GARCIA

STAR
G
PPG
RPG
APG
SPG
BPG
GARCIA, RR
30
14.6
3.1
2.7
0.5
0.1
SIMON, PJ
36
12.7
2.3
1.2
0.3
0.1
YAP, J
29
11.6
2.9
1.3
0.2
0.1
BARROCA
36
10.2
4.5
3.9
1.2
0.2
MALIKSI
33
9.9
2.7
0.5
0.5
0.2
PINGRIS
35
9.2
6.8
2.1
0.4
0.4
JENSEN
28
6.9
3.4
1.3
1.0
0.6
MALLARI
26
6.5
3.0
1.4
0.6
0.1
SANGALANG
34
6.0
3.7
0.6
0.3
0.1
MELTON
33
5.7
2.8
2.4
1.0
0.1
BRONDIAL
29
3.9
4.6
0.4
0.2
0.3
PASCUAL, J
30
3.0
3.2
0.5
0.2
0.1
REAVIS
27
2.4
3.6
0.4
0.1
0.3
GACO
4
0.3
0.3
0.0
0.0
0.0
ALVAREZ, L
1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0


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