As if we didn't have enough difficulties getting up on a Monday, the weather decides to up the difficulty a notch with a chilly, rain-drenched morning. We hope you all brought your jackets and umbrellas to work today, FHM pals.
For our part, we've collected all the coolest, oddest bits of news that happened over the weekend, and somehow make you all feel better about the fact that, oh no, you've spent more than half of your sahod already thanks to all those darned weekend sales. Here now is FHM's Best Of The Weekend featuring stunts, stars, and former child stars! Get that cup of joe ready, everybody!
1) BALIBAGAN SPECIAL: NU Bulldogs bark its way to the top of UAAP Season 77 Cheerdance Competition
Unless there's a Ginebra or a La-Salle-Ateneo game, you rarely hear the Araneta Coliseum scream this loud. The high-flying antics of the UAAP schools participating in this year's CDC though made sure that the attendees had a lot to cheer for and jeer against. Garbed in loud outfits, the cheering squads did their best impersonation of Ben Tumbling, as they attempt to soar their way to the trophy.
In the end, there could only be one, and on this Sunday afternoon, September 14, it was N.U.'s American-Indian number that sealed the deal. Relive the death-defying stunts here (or not, if you're a fan of 1st runner-up, U.P.):
2) THE ALMOST NON-NEWS: U.S. wins FIBA World Cup, shocks no one
Hi basketball fans, are you still there? While most of us had checked out at the same time that Gilas got eliminated, a few of us had stayed to see this tourney to the end. Last night, it finally did, with U.S.A. fulfilling what it's supposed to do, as it trampled Serbia, 129-92.
Though the team was the youngest squad that U.S.A has fielded since the 1992 Jordan-led Dream Team, the Americans proved that they're still miles apart from the nearest competition as it dominated the tourney with an average winning margin of 32.5 points. In the title game, Kyrie Irving led all scorers with 26 points, making LeBron James one of the most excited observers of the match.
Here's the slow-mo NBA Phantom Cam recap:
3) THE STREAK IS ALIVE: Mayweather scores unanimous decision over Marcos Maidana
Our hunt for the chance to tell Floyd Mayweather, "Aaaah, taloooo!" continues as the welterweight champ improves to 47-0. We tried helping out Maidana with our words of wisdom, but unfortunately, we don't think he got to read our article.
Though the day when we finally see someone stain that pristine record hasn't arrived yet, we'll sleep easy having seen that Maidana got a few good ones (including an alleged glove bite) in there during their fight:
We sure do hope that Pacquiao gets that chance though, as Mayweather has once again teased us with this post-fight quote:
"I got to go back and talk to my team. I'm not ducking or dodging no opponent. If the Manny Pacquiao fight presents itself, let's make it happen," he told Showtime's Jim Gray. "He's got a guy in front of him [Chris Algieri on Nov. 22]. Once he gets past that task, we'll see what the future holds."
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