Genius, practical, stupid

20 09 2007

WHO wants to be like Brian?

For the sake of his teammates, he just sacrificed his remaining college basketball career.

Just like what happened to Green Archers forward Brian Ilad in thier game against UE, when he gave rugged forward Mark Fampulme of University of the East a cheap shot by punching him a the head during the first quarter of their game.

I know, you won’t do it, unless maybe somebody provoked you. In this incident, I can say Brian did not think first before making that wrong move. It wasn’t actually Brian that started it.

Rico Maierhofer of La Salle gave Mark Borboran a hard foul and Fampulme approached Rico near the La Salle bench then Ilad suddenly punched Fampulme.

Ilad said: “I’m just trying to protect my teammates.”

Anyway, my dearest boss Al Mendoza, an ex-sports editor in Manila Bulletin, Philippine Daily Inquirer and Philippine Chronicle, always tell me this short advice every time we have our discussion.

There are three kinds of human beings in this green, green world one is a genius, the others are practical and stupid.

A genius is the kind who never thinks before they act. But, still, gets the correct idea or outcome from his actions because he is after all intelligent.

A practical person thinks first before making any move. Because he is aware of the consequences.

A stupid person is the kind that never thinks, neither the consequences. He just talks and acts without thinking.

I’m sure you have your own opinion on which category Bryan belongs to when he punch Fampulme.

Brian Ilad, a transferee from Philippine College of Criminology, is a versatile player who also played internationally when he was still a member of the RP-Youth team coached by Johnny Tam.

Brian, 22, technically out for the season, was just carried away by his emotions.

He already apologized to Fampulme, to the UE community, the UAAP and La Salle. But, still, the UAAP board of trustees and technical committee imposed a five-game suspension against him. Ilad played 13 games this year, averaging 4.2 points and 4.2 rebounds

Since this is his last year of eligibility in college basketball, it means that his short stint in the UAAP is also over because he played several seasons in the Colleges and Universities Sports Association (CUSA). This is his first and last year in the UAAP.

Under UAAP rules, a player is eligible for only five playing years or until he turns 24- year-old. For transferee players, his previous playing years with other leagues are counted, along with the one-year residency.

But I’m very grateful to Ilad because he accepted the punishment without question.

He is willing to publicly apologize. I’m hopefull that this incident will be a lesson to him. And by the way, Brian’s basketball career is not yet over. He can still play in the PBL to pursue his PBA dreams. Just be true, good and competitive.




14 responses

20 09 2007

paalisin na si Rico Maierhofer sa uaap.. ang yabang!

20 09 2007

Si Ilad and pinaguusapan ni Mr. Ramos, tapos si Maierhofer ang pinapaalis mo. Ibang klasa ka rin noh? Kung paalisin lahat ng inaakala ng tao na player na mayabang, eh di mauubos lahat. Ikaw na lang kaya ang umalis.

20 09 2007

practical, huwag mong pagalitan si v. asawa ni ralph yan na isang lasallista.

21 09 2007

nice article josef…

21 09 2007
Josef Ramos

The real Josef Ramos speaks:

pls ignore this comment: josef ramos
Friday, 21st September 2007 at 11:59 am

sympre nag research na ko. hindi na ako nag basa sa pex

I’m not the one who wrote it…

Anyway, thanks for reading my articles…

I just wrote what should be written in terms of my own principle and belief…

Thanks and God Bless Guys…

23 09 2007

Can anyone tell me how many years a transferee player can play in UAAP? Thanks!

23 09 2007
The Green Mind

A player can only play for 5 years after grasuating from high school or up to the age of 24.

23 09 2007
No Comment

Mr Atayde, just curious, does last years’ suspension count against the eleigibility of dlsu players? Coz i heard atkins isnt qualified for rookie of the year.

24 09 2007

It shouldn’t. Maybe the reason he isn’t qualified is because he didn’t perform well enough to be considered in the running.

24 09 2007
The Green Mind

Last year’s suspension does not count against the eligible years of the La Salle players. That’s why Tang and Villanueva were able to play this year.

26 09 2007

Mr. Atayde, do you know anyone in La Salle and UST playing in his last year? Thanks.

26 09 2007
red piper

with ilad’s public apology to UE, DLSU, and UAAP, i think he’s man enough to admit and realize his mistakes, and accept all of the consequences. well…anyone who admits his own mistakes deserves to be forgiven.

27 09 2007

very erratic article.. grammar, spelling and consistency wise. otherwise.. hear hear.

19 05 2012
chris de leon


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