Bill Velasco
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Finding our way
by Bill Velasco - June 1, 2020 - 12:00am
“I hope that the world turns and that things get better. But what I hope most of all is that you understand what I mean when I tell you that, even though I do not know you, and even though I may never meet...
On canceling the Olympics
by Bill Velasco - May 30, 2020 - 12:00am
The Tokyo Olympics are at a critical crossroads.
Etiquette still applies
by Bill Velasco - May 25, 2020 - 12:00am
The entire broadcasting industry has migrated online.
Deeper into ‘The Last Dance’
by Bill Velasco - May 23, 2020 - 12:00am
The documentary series “The Last Dance” was a powerful trip down memory lane for basketball fans of all persuasions.
Playing favorites: NBA
by Bill Velasco - May 18, 2020 - 12:00am
Out of sheer boredom, many sports broadcasters and journalists have been posting lists of their favorites and all-time greats on social media.
What’s best for Sotto
by Bill Velasco - May 16, 2020 - 12:00am
Eighteen-year-old Philippine-born Kai Sotto will skip college and instead join the National Basketball Association G-League (formerly the NBA D-League), instead. He’s already been welcomed by league president...
Cloistered sports
by Bill Velasco - May 11, 2020 - 12:00am
UFC 249 in Jacksonville, Florida had a scary moment, because Brazilian middleweight Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza and two cornermen tested positive for coronavirus.
The new protocols of trust
by Bill Velasco - May 9, 2020 - 12:00am
We are forced to live with the new protocols of trust.
Gym owners balk at quarantine restriction
by Bill Velasco - May 4, 2020 - 12:00am
Gym, fitness center and health club owners as well as fitness professionals from all over the country were in an uproar upon learning that they would not be allowed to resume operations when the enhanced community...
The basics of the new norm
by Bill Velasco - May 2, 2020 - 12:00am
Everyone wants to get back to normal, and as soon as possible.
Eumir Marcial’s lookouts
by Bill Velasco - April 27, 2020 - 12:00am
There may be only minor landmines in the way of Eumir Marcial should he ultimately decide to turn pro within the next couple of months.
Anatomy of a misunderstanding
by Bill Velasco - April 25, 2020 - 12:00am
The Philippine Sports Commission unfairly came under fire middle of this week, due to a misunderstanding of its plan to help its employees and national athletes. Initially painted as a savior, the commission was...
The risky grand fan-less experiment
by Bill Velasco - April 20, 2020 - 12:00am
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the controversial director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases throughout six presidencies, has proclaimed that the only way for professional sports to continue is to...
The Olympics’ biggest flaw
by Bill Velasco - April 18, 2020 - 12:00am
“You will never win an unfair competition since the reward is meaningless.” – Cass van Krah
The devil’s workshop?
by Bill Velasco - April 13, 2020 - 12:00am
“Idle hands are the devil’s workshop; idle lips are his mouthpiece.” - Proverbs 16:27
The Canadian experience
by Bill Velasco - April 6, 2020 - 12:00am
“This is precisely the time when artists go to work. There’s no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear. We speak, we write, we do languages. This is how civilizations...
Las Vegas: ghost town
by Bill Velasco - April 4, 2020 - 12:00am
And in the naked light I saw Ten thousand people, maybe more People talking without speaking.
Everything old is new again
by Bill Velasco - March 30, 2020 - 12:00am
“Don’t throw the past away You might need it some rainy day Dreams can come true again When everything old is new again” – Peter Allen, “Everything Old Is New Again”
An Olympic postponement
by Bill Velasco - March 28, 2020 - 12:00am
“Today, none of us are strangers. Today, we are one family, stepping into the darkness together.”
Pinoy sports personalities’ US experience
by Bill Velasco - March 26, 2020 - 12:00am
Nobody is exempted from the effects and isolation brought about by the global COVID-19 pandemic.
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