'Exempted no more:' Twitter explodes as U.P. reaches 2018 UAAP Finals
MANILA, Philippines – UP's magical run this season is still not over.
After 32 years, the UP Fighting Maroons returns to the Finals of the UAAP after an epic sweep of the Adamson Soaring Falcons in the Season 81 Final Four showdown on Wednesday, November 28, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. (READ: #AtinTwo: U.P. Maroons nail first UAAP Finals berth in 32 years)
BREAKING NEWS. Congratulations, UP!— Rappler Sports (@RapplerSports) November 28, 2018
UP Fighting Maroons advance to the #UAAPSeason81 #UAAPFinals!
This is UP's FIRST UAAP FINALS APPEARANCE IN 32 YEARS!#UPFight #AtinTwo #UAAPFinalFour https://t.co/jbqDKlgiPM pic.twitter.com/0fAS972BoT
Just two weeks after the UP community cheered loud and proud for the team's first Final Four appearance in 21 years, here's another historic feat that deserves to be celebrated.
Even before the final buzzer sounded, the wild game already dominated the Twitter trending topics in the Philippines and worldwide.
Earlier today, Adamson took it to the streets to show their support for the Falcons, while several viewing parties were set up in different UP campuses for those who can't watch the game live.
ADAMSON TAKES IT TO THE STREET— The Adamson Chronicle (@ADUChronicle) November 28, 2018
The Adamson University crowd gathers in front of the SV Building to cheer their hearts out as the Men's Basketball Team is set to battle against UP Maroons in a do-or-die game later this afternoon at the Araneta Coliseum. pic.twitter.com/cXppgWwJ2A
NOW: Students have gathered here at the AS Lobby to watch today's game against the Adamson Falcons. Let's support our boys who are gunning for UP's first spot in the championship round in 32 years! #UPFight #TaasKamao #UAAPSeason81 pic.twitter.com/oHUCnYJZs6— Rebel Kulê (@phkule) November 28, 2018
From bus stations to barber shops, nothing is stopping these fans from watching this crazy game.
Several netizens were also posting about how it was when UP last entered the UAAP Finals:
The last time UP made it to the finals was in THE YEAR I WAS BORN The last time UP made it to the finals... I did not exist. Huhu. #UPFight Last time nasa finals ang UP, di pa nag-me-meet parents ko. Hahahahaha. LAST TIME UP MADE IT SA FINALS COLLEGE PA NANAY KO JUSKO LORD HAHAHHAA
The last time UP made it to the finals was in THE YEAR I WAS BORN— Maya (@cithara) November 28, 2018
The last time UP made it to the finals... I did not exist. Huhu. #UPFight— nixenzo (@nixenzo) November 28, 2018
Last time nasa finals ang UP, di pa nag-me-meet parents ko. Hahahahaha.
LAST TIME UP MADE IT SA FINALS COLLEGE PA NANAY KO JUSKO LORD HAHAHHAA— ｙｓｓａ (✿╹ᴗ╹) (@azucchann_) November 28, 2018
Here are more tweets about the game:UP is in the Finals! - Curated tweets by rapplerdotcom
What do you think about the game today? Let us know in the comments! – Rappler.com
In these changing times, courage and clarity become even more important.
Take discussions to the next level with Rappler PLUS — your platform for deeper insights, closer collaboration, and meaningful action.
Sign up today and access exclusive content, events, and workshops curated especially for those who crave clarity and collaboration in an intelligent, action-oriented community.
As an added bonus, we’re also giving a free 1-year Booky Prime membership for the next 200 subscribers.
You can also support Rappler without a PLUS membership. Help us stay free and independent by making a donation: https://www.rappler.com/crowdfunding. Every contribution counts.