The Final Score: Mark Caguioa is Mompo

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The Final Score: Mark Caguioa is Mompo

Post by betterhalf on Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:25 am

The Final Score: Mark Caguioa is Mompo

Mico Halili

Sports fans compare one player with another. It doesn’t matter if two
players are from different leagues or if they’re playing in different
continents. It doesn’t matter if such comparisons are, hmmm, tricky. It
only matters that these comparisons underline the relevance of players
being compared.

It’s all over my Twitter timeline during Ginebra
games. Kobe Bryant is Mark Caguioa. Mark Caguioa is Kobe Bryant. Wait.
Before anyone raises an eyebrow, snickers like a cynic or goes
hysterical, note that this comparison is more an emotional appraisal and
less a head-to-head confrontation. Chillax, they’re not going
one-on-one. But I embrace the audacity of their linkage.

Mark and
Kobe aren’t leading men in romantic comedies. They’re stubborn cowboys
in action movies. They’re not Ben Affleck characters. They’re Bruce
Willis at the very core. I’m talking about Bruce Willis in Die Hard 1
(which in my opinion is still the best Die Hard of ‘em all.) Not Rambo.
Not The Terminator. No missiles. No robotics. Just old school,
wise-cracking John McLane: inflexible, tenacious and, for enemies, just
this huge, incredible pain in the neck.

When Mark and Kobe have
those scoring binges in the third or fourth quarter of games, when it
appears like nothing, not even riot police, can stop them from scoring,
I’m reminded of McLane. He is barefoot, running on broken window glass,
white sando stained by blood, dirt and sweat, evading gunfire, firing
back, trapped inside a skyscraper, the only intrepid soul willing to
take on 12 highly armed terrorists.

And McLane totally believes he will win in the end.

So does Kobe.

So does Mark.

And
it drives critics and opponents nuts. In one scene, McClane’s heroics
forced Hans Gruber, the evil mastermind, to go berserk. Gruber totally
loses it. After witnessing Gruber’s tantrum, McClane’s wife proudly
declared, “Only John can drive somebody that crazy.”

So Kobe
christened himself Vino, which is the Italian word for wine. Caguioa
didn’t say he was likewise Vino. Caguioa’s fans did that for him online.
Just as well. Check out Caguioa’s last two games: 28 points, 11-of-20
field goals, four rebounds, five assists, one steal, and just one
turnover against Talk ‘N Text, 25 points, 5-of-7 three-pointers, seven
rebounds, five assists, one steal, and just two errors against San Mig
Coffee.

Hence, Caguioa’s fans can’t decide. What is he: Vino,
Novellino or Gin? Or as one fan suggested, maybe he is Mompo – the wine
used for Sunday Mass. Like there’s a sort of sanctity in all of this.
That somehow a good measure of faith is involved in believing in
Caguioa. That whenever Mark has the ball, his followers know he will
deliver a good move, big basket or crucial victory.

But let’s be
real. This Mark-Kobe comparison has a limit. Mark, somewhat embarrassed,
said it best during a post-game interview on live television, “Si Kobe
Bryant yun.” Yet Mark’s fans, emboldened by the performances of their
tenacious cowboy, will surely counter, “Si Mark Caguioa ka naman.” - CLP, GMA News

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Re: The Final Score: Mark Caguioa is Mompo

Post by garrett_jax on Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:30 am

"Kobe Bryant is Mark Caguioa. Mark Caguioa is Kobe Bryant"

may maiinggit naman sayo idol ...........
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Post by betterhalf on Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:36 am

ung superstar naten pinaguusapan kasi maganda pinapakita..

ung superstar nila pinag uusapan kasi magulo ang buhay

face of the PBA parin ba yan KUME
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Post by MR. FAST on Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:38 am

betterhalf wrote: ung superstar naten pinaguusapan kasi maganda pinapakita..

ung superstar nila pinag uusapan kasi magulo ang buhay

face of the PBA parin ba yan KUME

Boom! puro intriga nanaman! magpapaawa effect nanaman yan
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Post by betterhalf on Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:46 am

si kris lang tlga ang mag papasikat at magpapabagsak kay jems
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Post by babyevoces on Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:23 pm

MARAMI NA NMN MAGCO COMMENT JAN.....

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