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Manny Pacquiao won the "fight of his life", or so they say. Right from the start, people were saying that he was the underdog. I, for one, do not like the brouhaha over Manny Pacquiao. Sure he has brought a lot of honor and glory for the Filipino people. But then again, seeing his face everyday on every newspaper, billboard ad, TV commercial (and even TV shows) would make you wonder, why is he getting all of these?
I know that, somewhere, the members of the Philippine team who competed in the Beijing Olympics are hoping that they too would get even a small portion of the exposure that Manny Pacquiao is getting. Before Manny's fight, a number of establishments sent out ads for a paid viewing of that fight. Everyone was saying that Manny would win. If my memory serves me right, nobody ever said that the Philippine Team would bring home the gold during the olympics. Did this lack of belief in our own team somehow cause the Philippine Team's 'downfall'?
And what about the other sports? What about golf? What about billiards? Bowling? Most people I know do not even know who Frankie Miñoza is.
I sure hope that we are not forgetting the other athletes in our country. Manny Pacquiao is not the only one that we have.