UAAP Fighting Maroon Mike Silungan LOVES basketball. That's a no-brainer. He's one of UP's best too. Last year, his team did not win a single game. "Heartbroken" cannot even begin describe what the Maroons felt after every single game. I watched all their matches.
The first time I noticed Silungan's tattoo I immediately tried to capture it in a photo. A close up pic would have been more interesting, but this one was OK for me, the pic showing Silungan and Woody Co, with head bowed, after another defeat.
Only when I had viewed it on my desktop had I been able to read the text in the tattoo, "For The Love Of The Game" - It read. If the "Game" was his girlfriend, then he would be the most Loving, Loyal, Faithful, Romantic partner one could ask for - even proclaiming his devotion in the form of a tattoo.
To say Mike Silungan loved basketball, but basketball did not love him back
[as in unrequited love] would be silly, uncalled for, and even cruel. There's no such thing as a "game loving or not loving a person". The Fighting Maroons just need to keep the faith, recruit a couple of more guys of Silungan's calibre, make the necessary adjustments, up the ante -- and it'll be just a matter of time before they rid themselves of the ghosts of Season 73.
And that time is fast approaching.
UAAP Season '74 Kicks of on July 10.
[and take note, in the pic, Silungan's head is unbowed]