Skip to main content

PBA Opening Day Crowd: Too Many Vacated Seats

Yesterday's crowd was an indication of the fans' displeasure towards the league

(Photo by the PBA Media Bureau)

The PBA is back, ladies and gentlemen!

After a week of uncertainties which regards to whether or not we will get to witness the opening of the 43rd season of the league- on schedule, the PBA is back, folks. But, it didn't start without drama, of course.

Just minutes prior to the opening ceremony, all 12 board members, led by PBA Chairman Ricky Vargas, held a press conference to announce that soon-to-be-ex PBA Commissioner Chito Narvasa has submitted his resignation but will be staying in office until the end of December to help during the transition. 

Then, came along the opening ceremony which featured some of the most beautiful ladies in the land as muses of the teams led by 2017 Miss World Philippines, Laura Lauhmann who was the chosen muse of the Talk N Text Ka Tropa. Then, the 12 team governors came to the center court to unveil the trophy that will be hosted by the champions of this conference come the Finals. 

Then, the main event came around as the San Miguel Beermen opened their title defense against the newly-reloaded Phoenix Fuel Masters who also have a new coach in Louie Alas. While the Fuel Masters managed to even take the lead during the early moments of the first half, the Beermen showed why they are the defending champions and probably, the best all-Filipino team that was assembled as they went on to win, 104-96.

While the game showed glimpses of what we can expect from the Fuel Masters, most especially from the rookie, Jason Perkins who had 10 points and 9 rebounds, the game also featured a notably high number of unoccupied seats around the Smart Araneta Coliseum. 

Some pundits thought that the low attendance during the league's opening night game is one of the clear indications that PBA fans are no longer ignited by the way the league was operated during the last couple of seasons. And whether we like it or not, part of that lack of excitement from fans is the issue that has been raised for the longest time: inconsistency on the part of the referees. Although there are other possible reasons as to why there were many unoccupied seats last night, the league should take this low attendance seriously. They should listen to the fans.


Conclusion

Who knows? The resignation of Chito Narvasa MIGHT be the start of a new beginning for the PBA. If anything, the league has a lot of works to do if they intend to get back the excitement of the fans towards the PBA and changing commissioner is only a small step towards achieving that goal. 

Popular posts from this blog

10 Hottest PBA Courtside Reporters

It's a good thing that these ladies weren't ranked in this video. Not only will it be too difficult, it will also be too unjust.

As the games in the PBA start heating up and the country is getting all the more hotter, these PBA courtside reporters isn't at all helping and is keeping the PBA smoldering hot. PBA and TV5 has done a great job in aqcuiring these intelligent and attractive courtside reporters.

DIRECTORY: Basketball Courts For Rent in Manila

Village Sports Club - http://www.vsportsclub.com/
Address: El Grande Avenue corner Tropical Avenue, Topman Village
Las PiƱas
Metro Manila
1740
Philippines Time: Tuesdays to Sundays 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM Phone: 822-1000 Local: 232 / 233 Mobile: 0917-801-2094 or 0998-586-9321 Type: Maple wood flooring (supplied by Robbins Sports Surfaces), Covered Rate: Php 2,000 per hour Local: 822-1000 local 232/233

Rancho 3 Basketball Court Address: 3 Rancho
Marikina
Metro Manila
1811
Philippines Type: Cement Rate: Php 200 per hour

Servicing Tips Every Car Owner Should Know To Make Life Easier

Having the freedom to be able to roam freely in our cars is a privilege that many of us in this world have, and more often than not, when that privilege is taken from us we can feel lost. This usually happens when our cars break down or need to be serviced. To prevent this feeling from being a regular occurrence, there are some steps that you could be taking to make sure that you can rest assured that your car isn’t going to need to go in for repairs anytime soon. Here are some servicing tips every car owner should know to make life easier.
https://pixabay.com/en/ford-mustang-v8-67-ford-mustang-2705402/


Do your car checks regularly You’ve probably already heard about the checks that you should be making on your car. Checking the oil and water level, and making sure that your tires are pumped up enough can make a massive difference to how your car performs. Not only that, if any of these things are rejected to be taken care of, it can lead to bigger problems with your car that will cos…

Gilas Pilipinas vs. Australia 3rd quarter fight in FIBA World Cup 2019 Asian Qualifiers

Gilas Pilipinas vs. Australia 3rd quarter fight in FIBA World Cup 2019 Asian Qualifiers A fight breaks out in the third quarter of the FIBA World Cup 2019 Asian Qualifiers between Gilas Pilipinas and Australia. Subscribe to the GMA News channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/gmanews Visit the GMA News and Public Affairs Portal: http://www.gmanews.tv Connect with us on: […] MoreThe post Gilas Pilipinas vs. Australia 3rd quarter fight in FIBA World Cup 2019 Asian Qualifiers appeared first on Powcast Sports.

from https://powcastsports.com/gilas-pilipinas-vs-australia-3rd-quarter-fight-in-fiba-world-cup-2019-asian-qualifiers/