Personal accounts, experiences and opinions on media and sports as a media practicioner in the Philippines.
Monday, December 8, 2008
Pacman Power (and speed)
I decided to attend the live viewing at Silver City since most of our sponsors and clients, media along with close friends were also going to be there.
I did win a bet with my father in law as I picked Pacquaio to win. I really thought Manny would win the fight by KO but did not expect him to do it in such overwhelming fashion.
The screens in the main hall were hard to see at first because of the sunlight. But some black backing solved the problem by the time the Pacman entered the ring. No problems in the Decagon as the screens were of the LED variety (see pic).
The beauty of watching with 5,000 other Filipinos is that you can hear and feel everyone's joy and excitement everytime Oscar's face snaps back from a punch from Manny. I think part of the uniqueness of the morning was to witness this many people be unified toward one desire... to see their hero win and represent them and their country with pride and honor.
Much has already been said about Manny's demolition of the Golden Boy and I just wanted to post a congratulatory shoutout to the Best Pound for Pound fighter in the world today!
I was born in the Philippines, grew up in Chicago and now back in the Philippines after graduating from college.
I am a media guy having worked extensively both in front of and behind the camera for the biggest TV Networks in the Philippines.
I currently work for the FOX International Channels handling the Philippine Territory.
The Channels I oversee include Star World, Star Movies, ESPN, Star Sports, FX, FOXCrime, Channel V, National Geographic Channel, and FOX among others.