@your SiRVis... Simon Francis Blaise R. Vistro wants to be known as SiRVis (an amalgamation of his name, profession and penchant for service). He is a polymath wannabe in the fields of training and education, civic voluntarism, sports, arts, travel, photography and social networking. Born and raised in Dagupan City, he is a staunch advocate of the preservation of Pangasinan language, arts and culture. Follow me on: Twitter. Facebook, Tumblr, Plurk.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Pinoy's Love Affair with Basketball

Have you ever wondered why basketball is still the favorite sport of Pinoys? What makes basketball so endearing to us? I asked other people about their insights through facebook and twitter and collated their responses in StorifyI wrote about this at the Buhay Pinoy section of the Philippine Online Chronicles and entitled the article:

The Pinoy and basketball: " it must be love"

Basketball is acknowledged by Wikipilipinas.org as the most beloved and popular entertainment in the Philippines and widely accepted to be the national sport of the Philippines. Its popularity has not waned despite the elusiveness of an Olympic basketball gold and increased spotlight on other sports. Boxing which has our national pride Manny “PacMan” Pacquiao and football with the newest sensation and crowd darling Azkals team still pale in comparison to basketball as the Pinoy everyman's favored sport.  Basketball enjoys the bulk of support much to the consternation of other sports bodies. Our national basketball team "Team Pilipinas" or "Smart Gilas Pilipinas" for example is sponsored by Manny Pangilinan’s Smart Communications and organized by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas.

Read the full article here.

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