Gregg Popovich



Gregg Popovich inspires me.

For those uninitiated in the world of NBA basketball, Popovich recently won a record third Coach of the Year (COY) honors, something only two other coaches had done – Don Nelson and Pat Riley. Continue reading


Of Boxers and Preachers



As I write this, our “Pambansang Kamao” (literally National Fist), Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, just came out on top with a unanimous decision victory over Timothy Bradley to reclaim the World Boxing Organization (WBO) Welterweight crown.

I, as the rest of my countrymen, am jubilant and inspired by Pacman’s latest victory. But I cannot help but notice that inspite early pronouncements by Manny’s trainer, Freddie Roach, that the “old” Pacquaio is back, the one bent on inflicting pain on his opponents, Pacman, at 35, is no longer as fast nor his punches are as powerful as before. Continue reading