Jawo’s over eagerness to nit-pick and criticize everything I say is actually really great! It’s hilarious to watch a a person give me so much attention and make a fool out of himself in the process by speaking his mind without me lifting a finger (this is just too easy) . It’s gotten so bad that people even have to interpret in his behalf perhaps what he really means. (e.g. he din’t really mean quality player worthy of NT consideration but perhaps he meant an accomplished PBA career, talk about grasping for straws ) . I never thought I would find someone who could help my posting this way – in all seriousness it really helps highlight my points , although I know that’s not the intent - but thanks anyway for the help and your support Jawo
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Mabuhay ang TEAM PILIPINAS !!!!
NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE!
THE DREAM LIVES ON !!!!
Assuming that Phoenix was 'lucky' enough to join the PBA, then San Miguel won't be able to use the Petron brand anymore because of the corporate lockout agreement. The rights of using a fuel brand will now be owned by Phoenix Petroleum, ergo, San Miguel will be forced to use other brands instead.
I can't exactly recall the details of the arrangement between RFM and Purefoods back in the early 90's but there was a year when both Swift Hotdogs and Purefoods Hotdogs were used - this was in 1992. Despite being the elder franchise, Purefoods had no choice but to use the Coney Island brand in 1993 and 1994 as Swift used the Mighty Meaty Hotdog tag during those seasons. They returned to the old Purefoods brand when Swift used Sunkist in 1995 and 1996. It may have been part of a gentlemen's agreement between Messrs. Zobel de Ayala and Concepcion to maximize brand exposure for their flagship products. But from thereon, I don't recall Swift being used anymore - instead utilizing the brand Pop Cola from 1997 to 2002 except 2000 where they re-used Sunkist.
In the maiden season of 1975 up to 1977 though, two competing soda brands were in the PBA - the 7/UP Uncolas and Royal Tru Orange. It was a move that didn't shock many as Royal Tru Orange, owned by the San Miguel conglomerate, used the San Miguel Braves tag in the MICAA. They wanted to make sure that their brand would get exposure and not be upstaged by 7/UP. San Miguel also distributed Coca-Cola back then, but they opted for RTO because it's the local brand that they produced and would need not pay any royalties.
When Alaska joined the PBA, two competing brands also figured in the PBA in 1987. Alaska shifted its brand from Alaska to Hills Bros Coffee in 1987 to tangle with Great Taste Coffee of the Gokongwei group.
In 1988, Ginebra was able to use the brand Anejo Rum 65 when Tanduay Rhum disbanded and sold their franchise to Purefoods. They were able to use Anejo for 3 seasons until they reverted to Ginebra in 1991.