Saturday, September 23, 2006
Slime is an Anagram of Smile
I was ecstatic when the San Beda Red Lions won the NCAA Mens Basketball Championship. Finally. Though my college team is part of the UAAP camp - proud Fighting Maroons - I was also an ardent follower of the oldest collegiate body.
I prayed for the Red Lions because:
1. of Koy Banal - an excellent defense-oriented coach
2. excellent rookies deserve basketball glory
3. I do not approve of Gabby Espinas' confidence a.k.a. kayabangan
I was scared during the dying seconds...they almost succumbed to JC Castro's heart.
But the trophy was destined to be cradled by the Bedans.
However, as the celebration started, I saw a quite familiar illustration - A SMILEY WITH A MOUSTACHE.
Where have I seen that?
It's the freakin' alter ego of Mayor Enrico Echiverri.
I don't mind that he supports his alma mater by providing placards and cut-outs BUT campaigning in the middle of a do-or-die championship match?
It reeked with so much political slime that it almost wiped the smile in my face.