Need Your Assistance: Getting my YouTube Channel to 1000 Subscribers (May 16, 2020)

As a precursor to some things that I’ve been slowly working on behind-the-scenes, Youtube.com is requiring a minimum of 1000 subscribers to activate its mobile streaming function.

With your support, I’ll be able to provide more content once the threshold is reached.

To subscribe, click here to go directly to the Youtube Channel.

Stay safe and thank you in advance!


Launching The Monthly Advice Newsletter (September 9, 2021)

It was several hours past midnight when I finally decided to get up and put together this monthly newsletter idea that I’ve had for quite some time. At it’s core, the purpose of this Monthly Advice Newsletter—or The Man for short—is to provide a platform for those who are dealing with a mental health concern and may not have access to a licensed psychologist or counselor.

The newsletter would also allow those who are unfamiliar or apprehensive with the therapeutic process to have a more intimate look. From this safe distance, it is my hope that they would be able to determine if it is a right fit for them.

How it works

Monthly Advice Newsletter subscribers can send in an email with their presenting concern or problem to tedivillasor@substack.com. I’ll get to as many of them as my time would allow. Each month, one (1) of these emails will be featured in the newsletter.

It is my hope that by breaking down these cases each month, it will be able to help a wider audience who may be dealing with a similar concern.

Visit www.tedivillasor.com to subscribe and learn more about The Monthly Advice Newsletter.

Redesigning the Website

On the early morning of July 10, 2021, I woke up—from an all too brief sleep—and stepped right into one of those Jerry Maguire mania-like writing moments. It started with a question.

”Time to redesign the website.”

“Now? It’s like two in the morning?”

“No time like the present.”

A slight moment of hesitancy follows…


In the 1996 Jerry Maguire movie, Tom Cruise’ character crunches out a 25-page mission statement called “The Things We Think and Do Not Say.” Not only did Cruise finish the said mission statement, he even had enough time to walk over to a nearby Kinko’s (Was it Kinko’s? I can’t remember.) and have several copies printed, bound, and stuffed into his contemporaries respective hotel mailboxes.

To be honest, my redesign timeline was nowhere near the productive pace of the fictional Jerry Maguire, but I got it done. Give-or-take 2 1/2 days.

Do look around and tell me what you think.

Send me your constructive feedback!

Hear from me weekly at tedi.substack.com (June 29, 2021)

Hey guys! It’s been awhile since I’ve posted on tedi31.com. I haven’t forgotten about site, just been really busy with a number of side projects. From setting up my online weekly newsletter platform to finishing up Lindol #7 to starting an additional three writing projects—I’ve been remiss in updating the website.

Anyway, for those of you who would be interested in checking out my substack newsletter, you can visit tedi.substack.com.

If what you find is to your liking, do consider subscribing.

Do consider subscribing.

The Tedi31 Podcast: Interview with Noel Zarate (June 8, 2020)

Noel shares his Larry Joe Bird experience during The Tedi31 Podcast.  I hate to admit it, but I’m jealous.

In Season 1 | Episode 11 of The Tedi31 Podcast with Dr. Tedi Villasor, Tedi speaks with veteran sportscaster Noel Zarate.  Zarate, along with several other local sportscasters, established the Center for Sports Communication (CSC) [2001] and Newbies Broadcasting Academy [2018].  In 2020, he hosts “An Eternity of Basketball” podcast along with Atty. Charlie T. Cuna and Sid Ventura.

During our conversation, Noel shared how he got into the field of radio and television broadcasting, his experience calling the 2013 NBA Global Games at the Mall of Asia Arena, thoughts on the ESPN 10-part documentary: The Last Dance, the July 2020 NBA restart, and stories about NBA Greats like Dennis Rodman, Larry Joe Bird, Steve Nash, Luc Longley, and the late Kobe Bean Bryant.

You can follow Noel on Instagram.

Click here to listen to the podcast.

You can also check out our conversation on my YouTube Channel.

Impromptu Chat with the Basketball Coaches (May 31, 2020)

Roundtable discussion with the coaches: Ariel Vanguardia, Rassel Racelis, Paolo Pagkalinawan, Ezequiel Valles, and me.

With the rescheduling of the Online Charity Auction benefiting Freelance Basketball Coaches, several of the participating coaches, Coach Ariel, and I spent the rest of the session touching on a myriad of topics:

20:12 mark – Thoughts on the restart of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

28:45 mark – Possible NBA return date.

32:30 mark – Which among the professional sports will start first?

33:10 mark – Will this be the last LeBron James championship run?

33:56 mark – GOAT (Greatest of All-Time) discussion.Continue reading “Impromptu Chat with the Basketball Coaches (May 31, 2020)”

Hoop Coaches International Webinar – Day 18 (May 22, 2020)

Day 17Tonight’s Hoop Coaches International Webinar at 8:00 pm will feature current 76ers assistant coach John Bryant.

Coach Bryant will talk about player development in the National Basketball Association (NBA).


Meeting The Quick Brown Fox: Ricardo “Ricky” Brown (July 12, 2012)

The 3rd Floor Midtown Wing of Robinson’s Place – Manila was the site of Ricardo Brown’s first (of three) Meet & Greet events.Note

Note: Originally published in my old blog back in July 12, 2012.

After several months of preparation, PBA legend Ricardo “Ricky” Brown returned to the Philippines for the first time in almost 22 years in order to reconnect with his local fans as well as to be recognized by the league as a PBA Hall of Famer and one of its 25 Greatest Players.

With the exception of a single game—his last in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA)—I never really had the opportunity to truly appreciate the basketball talents of Ricky Brown.

But it was memorable and one that I can still remember to this day.

The Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) 1990’-91’ Season

As I write this, it is hard to believe that my love affair with the game of basketball began 22 long years ago. I was about 13 at that time and had started to fervently follow Asia’s first play-for-pay league, the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA).

From what I can recall of that 1990’-91’ season, the league was coming off the 1989 Grand Slam of the San Miguel Beer (SMB) franchise—a team accomplishes a “Grand Slam” if they are able to win all three conference championships in a single season—and that there were high expectations that the club would defend all of their titles that coming season.

My 92′ & 93′ PBA Annuals | Photo opportunity with Principal Ricardo “Ricky” Brown | Photo credit (lower photo): Paolo Alvendia

However, with SMB players comprising one-third of the all-professional Philippine national basketball team sent to compete in the Beijing Asian Games that September, the club had to make do without a number of their mainstays.

That was, until another member of their championship squad returned from the United States during the PBA’s Third Conference—Ricardo Brown.

As a basketball and PBA neophyte, I knew very little of the man known to many as “The Quick Brown Fox.” But with the help of very informative pre-game videos from Vintage Sports—the PBA’s television coverage partner at that time—I would come to know Brown as a decorated player with a high basketball IQ.

And in his return game, it seemed like he didn’t miss a beat despite the long layoff.

Again from memory, he scored 25 points and connected on 5 three-point shots that late afternoon. I also think he finished with about 7 assists.

Continue reading “Meeting The Quick Brown Fox: Ricardo “Ricky” Brown (July 12, 2012)”

Hoop Coaches International Webinar – Day 17 (May 20, 2020)

Day 16Catch tonight’s Hoop Coaches International Webinar at 10:00 pm with the former Charlotte Bobcats head coach Mike Dunlap.

The Tedi31 Podcast: Interview with Allan Caidic (May 18, 2020)

Allan Caidic
One of the topics that PBA Hall of Famer Allan Caidic and I talked about was the flow state.

For (Season 1 | Episode 10) of The Tedi31 Podcast with Dr. Tedi Villasor, I had the opportunity to talk with one of the most decorated players every to grace the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA)–The Triggerman: Allan Caidic.

Coach Allan is a 5-time member of the Philippine National Team, a member of the PBA’s 25 and 40 greatest players of all-time, a PBA Hall of Famer (Class of 2009), and author (My Life: Allan Caidic The Triggerman [2006]).

During our conversation, Coach Allan touched on a number of topics: From his basketball influences, to his pre-game regiments, and even his motivational benchmarks during his playing career.

As he looks towards the future, Coach Allan lets us in on his next move.

You can follow Coach Allan on Instagram.

Click here to listen to listen to the podcast.

You can also check out our conversation on my YouTube Channel.