I don't think pundit is a troll. He/she has been a long time member here in PEX and though he/she has very strong opinions, I have yet to see a post of his/hers, that outrightly bashes anyone. That is why I reply to pundit's post with due respect and not disrespect. Harsh, maybe, but never disrespectul.
Truth be told, I have agreed with pundit on several occassions over the years just as I have differed with his/her opinions also but did not feel strongly enough to post my agreement or disagreement. In this case above, I just wanted to bring out the facts surrounding the RP Youth players' not playing in their respective leagues this season.
Also, it may surprise everyone that I AGREE WITH PUNDIT that the DLSU Green Archers will struggle this season just to get into the Final Four. Remember, 7 of the 8 teams in the UAAP, IMHO, are contenders for a Final Four slot and I even see a tie or even a triple tie for the fourth and final slot. That is how even the quality of competitions are in the UAAP this year. If you ask who I think is not a contender for a Final Four slot, with all due respect to my UP friends, I don't think their team is prepared to make a Final Four run. Maybe in two years when their very versatile Fil-Am has already fulfilled his residency requirements. Aren't those residency requirements for Filipinos who, by no choice of theirs, grew up abroad just a pain?!? I do believe, however, that UP will pull some upsets and that those upsets will help determine the Final Four cast.
Lastly, allow me to say that UE has a better chance of winning the UAAP Championship this year than they had last year, the 14-0 streak notwithstanding. This year's team is an all-natural Dindo team which he has molded since each player started playing for UE. No carry overs or transferees from other coaches or teams. All solid Dindo picks who have his system in their blood. Sure, they may not replicate their 14-0 record but they are stronger as a core team than any other team. My opinion only, of course.