Someone asked me how my blog and newspaper column came to be titled "Bleachers Brew". It's like this, it's an amalgam of sorts of two things: The bleachers area in the stadium/arena where I used to sit when I would watch baseball, football, and basketball games and Miles Davis' great jazz album Bitches Brew. That's how it got culled together. I originally planned on calling it "The View from the Big Chair" that is a nod to Tears For Fear's second album, Songs from the Big Chair. So there.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Sports Nation: Get inside the huddle and make a difference!

Sports is a topic that many people discuss in coffee shops, the workplace, bars, family gatherings, over the radio and other forms of media. It's practically everywhere as it affects our lives and communities in so many ways.

How so? Let us count the ways...
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We're conducting a five-session course called Sports Nation.

This is an opportunity for sports fans everywhere to attend a class where they talk nothing but sports. It is inspired by that course in Bates College (Lewiston, Maine) -- ahem... The Red Sox Nation: Baseball and American Culture.

But more than talking, through Sports Nation, we seek to understand the social, cultural ramifications of sports in Philippine society and look for ways utilize sports as a force for social change.

We have two sections where each is enrolled in five two-hour sessions.

Choose your section:
League 1 class schedule - Thursdays 7-9pm November 6, 13, 20 & 27 and December 4 (THIS CLASS MIGHT BEGIN ON THE 13TH OF NOVEMBER)

League 2
class schedule -- Saturdays 1030am-1230pm November 8, 15, 22 & 29 and December 6

Venue: Kolektib @ Cubao X (formerly Marikina Shoe Expo in Araneta Center, Cubao, QC). In front of Mogwai.

Course fee Php 1,200
Open to all from students from whatever school to business professionals. Even if you're from Afghanistan that's cool!
Classes must have a maximum of 16 enrollees
Enrollees are encouraged to wear the colors of their favorite sports teams

Managers: Rick Olivares (Business Mirror, Homestyle, Maxim, Loyola School Bulletin, Tower Sports NBA) and Chris Soler and Mike Abasolo (, One U) with special guest lecturers from the sports community.

If you're interested, send email to: Once you're in, we'll send you the details of all the sessions and what to expect.

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