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Staying MAJOR Podcast with Eric Menk

"Major Pain" Eric Menk hosts a weekly show where he interviews personalities and discusses topics surrounding basketball in the Philippines.
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Dec 12, 2017

In this special Star Wars DEEP DIVE episode of Staying MAJOR. Rudy Hatfield helps host, Eric Menk preview the latest movie release of the Star Wars saga, The Last Jedi. After a brief update on Rudy's life since leaving the PBA, Eric & Rudy talk all things Star Wars.

Follow Rudy on Twitter & Instagram at @rudyhatfield99

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Dec 7, 2017

Barangay Ginebra big man "Gregzilla" Greg Slaughter joins the 70th episode of Staying MAJOR. After helping Ateneo win two titles in the UAAP, Greg was the #1 overall pick in the 2013 PBA Draft. Since then, Slaught has established himself as one of the top players in the PBA. Greg was the 2014 PBA Rookie of the Year. He is a 3x PBA All-Star, and a 2x PBA Mythical team member. Recently, Greg was named the 2017 Governor's Cup Best Player of the Conference where he led Barangay Ginebra to the Governor's Cup title.

In this episode, Greg talks about his upbringing, playing for Ginebra, and his future goals. You can follow Greg on Twitter at @GWillSlaughter and Instagram at @gregslaughter

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Nov 27, 2017

Host Eric Menk reacts to Gilas Pilipinas 90-83 win over Chinese Taipei in the first leg of the FIBA-Asia World Cup Qualifier. Eric also answers questions about the game from Staying MAJOR's loyal listeners.

You can follow Eric on Twitter & Instagram at @emenk30

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Nov 24, 2017

Host Eric Menk breaks down Gilas Pilipinas 77-71 victory over Japan in their first game of the World Cup Qualifier. Eric gives his thoughts on the game. He also answers Twitter questions from listeners. Congratulations to Gilas for win #1!

You can follow Eric on Twitter and Instagram at @emenk30

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Nov 23, 2017

Alex Cabagnot of the San Miguel Beerman joins the 65th episode of Staying MAJOR. Alex is a 5x PBA All-Star, winning All-Star game MVP in 2016. Cabagnot is also a 3x PBA Mythical team selection. Alex is a 6x PBA champion. Despite still playing in the PBA, Alex is also an assistant coach for the University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons of the UAAP.

You can follow Alex on Twitter at @askcabaggie & on Instagram at @cabaggie_5

On this episode, Cabagnot discusses his background, his career, & playing for the great San Miguel franchise. Alex also answers questions from Staying MAJOR's listeners.

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Nov 23, 2017

Mr. 100% Sean Chambers joins the 64th episode of Staying MAJOR. Sean is the winningest import in PBA history. Playing an incredible 13 seasons as a PBA import, Sean won 6 titles with the Alaska Milkmen franchise in the 1990's. His championship total doubles his next contemporary. Chambers ranks 2nd in games played, 3rd in career rebounds, and 3rd in points scored among all-time PBA imports. Sean was also a Best Import awardee, slam dunk champion, & a 100% awardee during his time in the PBA. Among the greatest of imports to grace the PBA courts, Sean continues to be connected with The Alaska franchise as a consultant. Chambers currently lives in Sacramento, California where he is an assistant Principle at a Sacremento middle school. He is also the proud owner and operator of the girls travel team Just Believe Sports, which has assisted many girls attain college basketball scholarships.

You can follow Sean on Twitter and Instagram at @jbsbasketball

In this episode of Staying MAJOR, Sean updates our listeners on what keeps him busy since retiring from basketball. Chambers also reflects on his legendary PBA career before answering questions from Staying MAJORS listeners.

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Nov 15, 2017

"The Cebuano Hotshot" Dondon Hontiveros joins the 63rd episode of Staying MAJOR. Dondon is one of the all-time great guards to play in the PBA. Hontiveros is a 13x PBA All-Star and a member of 3 PBA championship teams. Dondon currently plays for the Tanduay Alab Pilipinas in the Asean Basketball League. Alab's first game kicks off November 19th at the Mall of Asia Arena.

In this episode, Dondon discusses his last year at Alaska while looking forward to a new start in the ABL. Hontiveros also answers social media questions from Staying MAJOR's listeners.

You can follow Dondon on Twitter & Instagram at @dhonts7

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Nov 8, 2017

Former PBA commissioner Noli Eala joins Staying MAJOR's 62 episode. Mr. Eala was a longtime sports broadcaster, as well a TV news anchor. In 2003-2007, Noli served as the 6th PBA commissioner.  Mr. Eala has also been a sports executive for different leagues, organizations, and teams in the Philippines.

In this episode, Mr. Eala reflects on his time in the PBA, as well as expressing his commentary on the current state of the league.  The former commissioner also answers social media questions from Staying MAJOR's listeners.

You can follow Mr. Eala on Twitter & Instagram at @nolieala

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Nov 4, 2017

Host Eric Menk discusses the MAJOR Events that have transcribed over the past week.  Topics discussed include: Jayjay Helterbrand's retirement, PBA Draft, PBA's Commissionership battle, Cleveland Cavs, & UFC 217 picks.  Eric also answers questions from listeners.

You can follow Eric on Twitter and Instagram at @emenk30

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Oct 28, 2017

Host Eric Menk discusses the MAJOR Events of the past week.  Topics include: PBA Governor's Cup Finals recap, PBA Draft & Recent tweets. Eric also answers Twitter questions from his listeners.

Follow Eric on Twitter & Instagram at @emenk30

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Oct 21, 2017

Host Eric Menk discusses the MAJOR Events of the PBA on October 21, 2017.  Topics discussed include: PBA Gov. Cup Finals, PBA Awards, PBA Draft, & NBA predictions.  Eric also answers social media questions.

You can follow Eric Menk on Twitter & Instagram at @emenk30

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Oct 9, 2017

Host Eric Menk talks MAJOR Events of the past week.  PBA Governor's Cup Semifinals review and Finals Predictions!  Twitter questions were answered! #stayingmajor #majorevents

Follow Eric Menk on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram at @emenk30. 

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Oct 4, 2017

"The Raging Bull" Enrico Villanueva joins the 57th episode of Staying MAJOR.  Enrico had a stellar collegiate career at Ateneo where he led the Blue Eagles to a UAAP championship in 2002 where he was also named the UAAP MVP.  From there, Villanueva had a 15-year PBA career, where he was a 7x All-Star, Best Player of the Conference, PBA Finals MVP, a PBA champion, a PBA All-Defensive team member, a Mythical team member & a Most Improved Player awardee.  Enrico also represented the Philippines in international competition on Team Pilipinas on several occasions.  Villanueva recently retired from the PBA.

In this episode, Enrico reflects on his career and discusses what is next for him.  You can follow Enrico on Twitter at @Enricov14 and Instagram at @hen_14

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Oct 1, 2017

Host Eric Menk gives his commentary on the MAJOR Events of the past week.  Topics covered include: Enrico Villanueva retires, FIBA Asia Champions Cup, PBA Playoffs, D-Wade to Cleveland, US NCAA college basketball debacle & Westbrook signs extension in OKC.  Menk also answers Twitter questions from listeners.

You can follow Eric on both Twitter and Instagram at @emenk30

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Sep 27, 2017

The "Man Mountain" Ali Peek joins the 55th episode of Staying MAJOR.  Ali is a retired 17-year PBA veteran, where he was a 5x PBA All-Star, a Best Player of the Conference awardee and a member of 6 PBA championship teams.  Today he is an assistant for St. Benilde College, a basketball analyst on PBA Rush on Cignal TV and a co-host for the digital show Post Play on D5 Studio.

In this episode, Ali updates Staying MAJOR's listeners on St. Benilde's season, preparing for fatherhood & the Trump vs. black athletes fiasco that's happening in the United States.  Ali also takes the time to answer social media questions from listeners.

You can follow Ali on Twitter at @mtnpeek and Instagram at @mtnpeek34

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Sep 25, 2017

Host Eric Menk reviews the MAJOR Events of the week that past on September 25th, 2017.  Topics covered include: Cris Bolado, PBA generation retiring, Chooks to Go FIBA Asia Champions Cup, Chris Ellis, PBA Playoff picture, Kyrie on First Take, KD's Twitter, Melo trade, & Trump vs. pro athlete's.  Eric also fields Twitter questions from listeners.

You can follow Eric on Twitter & Instagram at @emenk30.

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Sep 21, 2017

Tony DeLa Cruz joins the 53rd episode of Staying MAJOR.  Tony recently retired from the PBA where he played 18 years.  Over the course of his career, Tony was a member of the PBA Mythical Team, a 4x PBA All-Star, a PBA Sportsmanship awardee, and the long-time captain of the two franchises he played for, Shell and Alaska.  DeLa Cruz was also a member of 3 PBA championship teams.

In this episode, Tony discusses his career and where he wants to go now that his basketball playing career is over. 

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Today's episode is also brought to you by the AIDE app.  AIDE is the 1st home medical care app in the Philippines.  AIDE brings care to you.  Choose from the largest database of quality medical professionals.  Download the AIDE app for free on your mobile device or go to https://www.aide-app.com to learn more.

Sep 18, 2017

Host Eric Menk covers the MAJOR Events of the past week.  Topics discussed include: The Ranidel trade, Meraclo's recent moves, Trades in the middle of the Governor's Cup, Chris Ellis, PBA standings breakdown, Isaiah Austin, & GGG-Canelo.  Eric also answers social media questions from listeners.

You can follow Eric Menk on Twitter and Instagram at @emenk30

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Sep 15, 2017

Recently retired PBA veteran, Rob Reyes joins Staying MAJOR's 51st episode.  Robbie was the 4th pick in the 2008 PBA Draft.  Reyes played 8 season's in the PBA, where he won 2 championships.  Robbie currently resides in St. Augustine, Florida with his wife and 2 sons.

In this episode, Reyes reflects on his career, while updating our listeners on what has kept him busy in the last year since his retirement.  You can follow Robbie on both Twitter & Instagram at @therealrob22

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Sep 11, 2017

Host Eric Menk gives his commentary on the local and global sports events of the last week.  Topics covered are: SMB-Ginebra, SMB Import Terrence Watson, Chris Ellis' cramps, Star-Blackwater trade, Alaska wins 3 straight, Standhardinger update, Goal-tending rant, GGG-Canelo & Tracey McGrady HOF reflection.  As always, Eric takes social media questions from listeners to close the show.

You can follow Eric on social media at @emenk30 on both Twitter and Instagram.

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Staying MAJOR is also brought to you by the AIDE app.  Need a doctor? Nurse? or Physical Therapist?  AIDE brings the care to you.  Choose from the largest database of quality medical professionals in the Philippines.  Download AIDE for free on your mobile device or go to https://www.aide-app.com to learn more.

Sep 9, 2017

"The Mighty Mouse", "The Captain" Jimmy Alapag returns to Staying MAJOR for its 49th episode.  Jimmy made a name for himself as basketball player in the Philippines becoming one of the great players in PBA league history.  Winning many championships and awards, Jimmy was also a mainstay on the Philippine national team, bringing great pride to the country on multiple occasions in international competition.  Since his retirement from playing, Alapag has been an assistant coach for the Meralco Bolts, Gilas and has recently accepted the head coaching position at Alab Pilipinas who competes in the Asian Basketball League.

In this episode, Jimmy talks about Gilas recent play in international competition, as well as the challenges he faces as he prepares for his first head coaching job at Alab Pilipinas.  You can follow Jimmy on Twitter and Instagram at @jalapag3.

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Sep 5, 2017

Host Eric Menk goes over current events and answers Twitter questions in the 48th episode of the Staying MAJOR Podcast.  Topics covered: Mick Pennisi's retirement, Manila Classico, The Ginebra-Blackwater trade, Alaska wins, SMB changes import, Standhardinger declares for PBA Draft, Parks signs with Alab, Kyrie trade & May-Mac.

You can follow Eric on Twitter and Instagram at @emenk30 & Staying MAJOR's Twitter account is @StayingMajor

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Sep 1, 2017

Barangay Ginebra import, Justin Brownlee joins the 47th episode of Staying MAJOR.  This is Justin's 3rd tour of duty for Ginebra as a PBA import.  Brownlee led Ginebra to the 2016 PBA's Governor's Cup title snapping an 8-year title draught for the Kings.  Justin played collegiately for the St. Johns University Red Storm and since has played in the NBA Summer League, NBA D-League, France, Spain, Italy & Mexico.  Ginebra is currently in 1st place in the 2017 Governor's Cup standings at 5-1.

In this episode, Justin discusses Ginebra, his background, the 2016 PBA's Governor's Cup title run and much, much more.  You can follow Justin on Instagram at @magicbrown32.

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Aug 25, 2017

"The Dean" Quinito Henson joins the 46th episode of Staying MAJOR.  Henson has written a commentary column in the Philippine Star called "The Dean's Corner".  While being one of the top sports journalists in the Philippines, he is also one of the best sports broadcasters in the country.  Quinito works for TV5 and regularly covers PBA games, NBA games, Gilas games & world championship boxing matches as an analyst and color commentator.  Quinito Henson is one of the most well-recognized and respected sports journalists and broadcasters in Asia.

In this episode, "The Dean" and host Eric Menk cover Gilas, the PBA, Mayweather-MacGregor and much, much more.  You can follow Quinito Henson on Twitter at @TheDeanQuinito and Instagram at @therealdeanquinito

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Aug 17, 2017

Meralco Bolts import, Allen Durham joins Staying MAJOR for its 45th episode.  Allen is on his 3rd tour of duty in the PBA, where he is coming off of a 2016 PBA Governor's Cup Finals appearance.  Despite losing the crown in 6 games, Durham was awarded the Best Import Award for his dominating performance in the 2016 PBA Governor's Cup.  Starring at small Grace Bible College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Allen was a 3-time All-American and 3x MVP of the National Tournament, winning 3 National Championships.  He is Grace Bible College's all-time leader in points and rebounds.  Since then, Allen has played professionally in Romania, Finland, Israel, France, Uruguay, the NBA D-League and the Philippines.

Allen currently has the Meralco Bolts in contention again at a 4-1 standing.  You can follow him on social media on Twitter at @TheHULK_5 and Instagram at @thehulk.5

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