But even as well-regarded as he is, it will take Tenorio a looong time to live down a misguided previous foray in product endorsement. This newish TV commercial only evens things a bit:
Maybe next time they'll even have LA speak directly to the camera but hey, small steps.
Tenorio is perfect for that commercial. In those years when Ateneo always came up short against powerhouses La Salle and FEU, it seemed that the most enduring images from the Blue Eagles' big-game losses to the Green Archers and the Tamaraws would be Tenorio cramping up in the fourth quarter after playing the entire game with little to no relief. My friend S, who's from La Salle and UST, used to blame it on Ateneo's "[messed] up" substitution patterns.
For more related goodness (and cameos from past and present figures in Ateneo basketball), check out Episode 1 and Episode 2 of "Gatorade Champion's Locker: LA Tenorio."
[31 May Edit]
Episode 3, Episode 4, and Episode 5 are also out.