The vision mission of Coach Bo Perasol for his Powerade Team is slowly taking its form as the Powerade Tigers are slowly learning the value of the so called Never Say Die Attitude after they rose from the impending defeat against the highly favored B-Meg Llamados in the 4th quarter and ended up being victorious in that do or die game last Sunday.
The Tigers' collective effort was a strong statement of how badly they want to advance in the PBA Season 37 Philippine Cup 2011 Semi-Finals. They showed that just like the other more famous PBA Teams such as the Ginebra Gin Kings, the Petron Blaze Boosters, the Talk 'n Text Tropang Texters and the B-Meg Derby Ace Llamados, they have the heart of gold and more importantly, they now have the elixir of successful basketball teams- The Never Say Die Attitude.
As a strong testament on the Powerade Tigers' realization that they now have a Never Say Die Attitude (which is one of the must have attitudes of a successful PBA team) they were able to beat the top seeded team in the PBA Playoffs, the B-Meg Derby Ace Llamados.
The Tigers' Never Say Die Attitude was shown when they defeated the Llamados via a come from behind fashion. I saw that they really wanted to win and advance to the Semis. Imagine, they were trailing behind the Llamados from the 1st quarter up to the 4th quarter based on these scoring per quarters: 23-30, 47-57, and 78-87. They were about to succumb to defeat and give up, but coach Bo Perasol, JV Casio, Gary David and the rest of the Tigers shrugged off their fears.
They rose to the challenge and thus, they were able to tie the score at 115-115 all at the end of regulation and eventually force an Overtime.
In the Overtime, Gary David took over the ball game because Casio already fouled out. He was virtually unstoppable in the OT notching 37 big points for the Tigers. The Llamados can't stop him and thus, the tables were turned in favor of the Tigers. The Tigers just rode on the crest of their Never Say Die Spirit to upset the seemingly invincible Llamados via 131-123.
Thus, the Never Say Die Spirit is now also in the Powerade Tigers. Thanks To the persistence and dedication of Coach Bo Perasol.