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

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

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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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 in the Philippines.  Download the AIDE app for free on your mobile device or go to https://www.aide-app.com to learn more.

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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Todays 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 in the Philippines.  Download the AIDE App for free on your mobile device or go to https://www.aide-app.com to learn more.

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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Aug 12, 2017

Multiple world record holder and competitive eating world champion, Takeru Kobayashi joins the 44th episode of Staying MAJOR.  Kobayashi rose to fame in the early 2000s by winning the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest 6 times.  He has gone on to hold 8 world records in competitive eating.  Kobayashi has appeared in commercials for ESPN, MasterCard & Coors Light, as well as many television appearances.  He continues to compete in numerous food challenges every year, still dominating the competition.  Kobayashi is in town for the History Con Manila 2017, where he will attempt to break two world records at the convention.  You can follow this Japanese legend on Twitter @FReeKobi0704 & Instagram at @kobayashitakeru

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Aug 10, 2017

Canadian professional dunker "Mission Impossible" Jordan Kilganon joins the 43rd episode of Staying MAJOR.  Jordan has been featured on TNT's The Dunk King, ESPN.com, NBA.com, & Rolling Stone Magazine amongst many others.  Kilganon has also dunked at the NBA All-Star weekend.  Jordan has many well-known dunks including, the "Scorpion dunk" & the "Lost and Found dunk".  As one of the most famous dunkers in the world, Jordan is in town for His-Con Manila 2017.  A 4-day convention at the World Trade Center Manila that is hosted by the History Channel and A&E Network.  Jordan will be performing his wide array of dunks Saturday, August 12th & Sunday, August 13th at the convention.

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Aug 9, 2017

Barangay Ginebra point guard, "The General" LA Tenorio joins the 42nd episode of Staying MAJOR.  LA is one of the greatest point guards to ever play in the PBA.  He is a 7x PBA All-Star, a Best Player of the Conference awardee, as well as a 2x PBA Finals MVP.  LA has also had success at the international level playing a key role in the Gilas Pilipinas national basketball team program from 2012-'14, winning the Jones Cup in 2012, while bagging MVP honors.  LA currently plays for the country's most popular PBA team, the Barangay Ginebra Kings.  They are currently 3-1 in the 2017 PBA Governor's Cup.

 

In this episode, LA talks about the current state of Ginebra, reflects on his career, while also hinting at his plans for the future.  Tenorio was also gracious enough to take some social media questions from his legions of fans.  You can follow LA on Twitter and Instagram at @ LA_Tenorio

 

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Aug 3, 2017

"The Daredevil" Jared Dillinger joins the 41st episode of Staying MAJOR.  Jared is a Filipino-American who played his college basketball at Division I University of Hawaii.  He was the 2nd pick in the 2008 PBA Draft.  Selected by the Talk-N-Text franchise, Jared helped Talk-N-Text win 5 PBA titles in 5 years before he was traded to the Meralco Bolts.  Dillinger is now one of the leaders of the up-and-coming Meralco franchise.  He continues to be a force at both ends of the court as Meralco searches for its first PBA title in franchise history.

In this episode Jared discusses his recent spat with the fan-favorite Ginebra Kings and their very loyal fans.  Meralco is currently 3-0 in the PBA's Governor's Cup.  You can follow Jared at the following social media handles, Twitter @jdhawaii20 Instagram @jdaredevil20

 

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Jul 27, 2017

Meralco Bolts head coach, Norman Black joins Staying MAJOR for its 40th episode.  Coach Norman came to fame in the 1980's where he was arguably the greatest import the PBA has ever seen.  Black holds several PBA import records including, career points, career rebounds, rebounding average and games played.  His scoring average of 40ppg ranks 5th all time among PBA imports.  Norman eventually became a coach where he has continued to have success.  Winning a rare grand slam title in 1989 with the San Miguel, Norman has led teams to 8 PBA titles.  He also led the Ateneo Blue Eagles to 5 UAAP titles in 8 seasons.  Successful as both a player and coach with different teams and at different levels of play, Norman Black is a true legend of Philippine basketball.  He has had a tremendous influence on the game that Filipino's love over almost 4 decades.

In this episode, Coach Black discusses his journey in the Philippines.  Him and host Eric Menk, reflect on Norman's incredible experiences.  Norman also discusses his current team, the Meralco Bolts before answering social media questions from fans.  The Meralco Bolts are currently competing in the PBA's Governor's Cup.

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Jul 18, 2017

"The Phenom" Kiefer Ravena joins the 39th episode of Staying MAJOR.  Fresh off of a victory over Japan in the Jones Cup, Kiefer joins host, Eric Menk in a hotel room in Taipei to discuss his basketball career.  "The Phenom" talks about what has gotten him to this point in his young career, while also hinting in what direction he wants to take his career from here.

As well known off of the court as he is on the court, Kiefer has had success at every level he has played at.  A 2x champion and MVP in the UAAP for the Ateneo Blue Eagles, Kiefer now is at the start of his professional career.  Already a multiple time member of the Philippine national team, Kiefer is currently playing for The Smart Gilas program in the 2017 Jones Cup in Taipei.  You can join his loyal following on social media on Twitter at @kieferravena & Instagram at @kieferravena15

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Jul 17, 2017

Phoenix Fuelmasters & Gilas Pilipinas sharp-shooter, Matthew Wright Joins Staying MAJOR for its 38th episode.  After his 3rd game of the 2017 Jones Cup, Matthew Wright talks about his Gilas teammates and what motivates him to be the best player he can be.

Matthew is from Toronto and played collegiately at St. Bonaventure in New York.  He won a championship in the ABL for the Westport Malaysia Dragons, while also winning the MVP in his only season there.  Since then, he has been a staple for Gilas Pilipinas internationally while scoring big in the PBA for the Phoenix Fuelmasters.  You can follow Matt on Twitter at @Mr_Wright_ & Instagram at @papichino111  Matthew is currently participating in the 2017 Jones Cup, while awaiting the 2017 PBA Governor's Cup.

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Jul 7, 2017

PBA Commissioner Chito Narvasa joins the 37th episode of Staying MAJOR.  Commissioner Chito has been a longtime basketball guy, playing and coaching in the UAAP, coaching in the PBA, & being the president of the Basketball Association of the Philippines (BCAP).  In 2015, Commissioner Narvasa took over as the PBA Commissioner in 2015.  Chito Narvasa continues to lead the PBA into the future with his strict, no-nonsense style of regulation over the PBA and its teams.

In this episode, Commissioner Narvasa shows his lighter side, while also tackling tough subjects of the current PBA.  Topics like officiating, fines, player's fund, accelerating technology, and PBA format are things discussed with the Commissioner.  Mr. Narvasa also answers social media questions from the PBA's fans and Staying MAJOR's listeners.  The 2017 PBA Governor's Cup is set to launch this July 19th, where all games will be covered by TV5, Sports 5, & PBA Rush.

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Jul 4, 2017

PBA Rush & Sports 5 basketball anchor/analyst/writer, Chuck Araneta joins the 36th episode of Staying MAJOR.  Chuck came to fame as a host of the popular podcast From The Stands from 2010-2016.  Araneta has also written and worked radio for ABS-CBN, as well as Solar Sports.  In addition to his work for Cignal and Sports 5, Chuck has formed a website https://www.fromthestands.org a website on uplifting the art of sports journalism in the Philippines.

On the heels on San Miguel's 6 game victory over Talk-N-Text to win the PBA's Commissioner's Cup, Chuck discusses why San Miguel was able to pull off their victory.  After going in-depth on both San Miguel & Talk-N-Text, Araneta gives a quick preview of the upcoming PBA Governor's Cup, where the Barangay Ginebra Kings are the defending champion and the favorite.  Chuck then answers questions on Facebook & Twitter from Staying MAJOR's loyal listeners.  You can follow Chuck on Twitter & Instagram at @chuck_araneta.

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Jun 30, 2017

The PBA's Rain or Shine Elasto Painters sweet shooting lefty, Jeffrei Chan joins the 35th episode of Staying MAJOR.  Jeff came to fame while helping FEU win two UAAP championships in the mid-2000's.  Despite being a Mythical Team member in the UAAP, Jeff was taken late in the 2nd round of the 2008 PBA Draft.  Chan used this snub to add fuel to his fire and since has become one of the most consistent wing players in the PBA over the last decade.  He has been a PBA All-Star 5x, as well as being named the PBA Finals MVP in 2012.  Jeffrei has also represented the Philippines in international competition on multiple occasions, including the 2012 Jones Cup, the 2013 FIBA-Asia tournament, as well as the 2014 FIBA World Cup.

In this episode, Chan discusses his career.  Some of his highlights include playing for Coach Yeng Guiao, being a part of the largely successful Rain or Shine franchise, as well as his contributions to the Gilas Pilipinas program.  Jeff takes Twitter questions and then discusses what the future might hold for him.  Jeff continues to be one of the top wing players in the PBA.  He is currently preparing to compete in the upcoming PBA Governor's Cup with his longtime team, Rain or Shine.  You can follow Jeffrei on Twitter and Instagram at @jeffreichan

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