It has become a familiar sight by now: Powerade governor J.B. Baylon makes a surprise appearance at a do-or-die game, which the Tigers win, after which he joins coach Bo Perasol in the post-game press conference.
If he can help it, Baylon rarely watches the Tigers' games because of his hypertension. But last December 18, he rushed over to the Araneta Coliseum to cheer on the Tigers, who were in the midst of a comeback from 17 points down against the B-Meg Llamados in their quarterfinal series knockout game. We all know how that ended.
Exactly one month later, the Tigers found themselves in the same situation, playing in a do-or-die game, only this time the opponent was Rain or Shine, and what was at stake was a trip to the Philippine Cup finals. This time Baylon was at the venue before the start of the game, sporting a blue shirt that said "We Believe!"
Baylon believed, and the Tigers achieved, turning back the Elasto Painters 107-98 to barge into the finals and continue their magicRead More »from Magical ride continues for Tigers