NU Pep Squad's historic four-peat sets Twitter ablaze
ABS-CBN Sports on Nov 20, 2016 07:54 AM
The UAAP CDC seems to bring out the best out of Twitter.
After being only the second squad in UAAP history to win four consecutive cheerdance competition titles, the National University Pep Squad lit up the Twitterverse.
Coming into the season 79 competition as clear favorites, being three-time champs and all, NU Pep didn't disappoint.
NU clearly is starting to become a modern-day dynasty, showing their gravity-defying stunts with their now-signature precise execution.
Clad in stormtrooper-inspired uniforms to go along with their futuristic theme, the squad from Sampaloc may be sending a clear message on who will continue dominating in the years to come.
Of course, other juicy stuff happened as well.
From NU's stunning performance, Adamson's welcome surprise, and FEU Cheering Squad's choice of fashion, the Twitterverse didn't hold back.
Even former Thomasian volleyball player Carmela Tunay seems to agree.
So impressive, NU! Costume, routine, formation, props, stunts! You really have a stronghold of that 4-peat title. #UAAPCDC79— Carmela Tunay (@carmelaloo08) November 19, 2016
How do you know you're good? When a page especially named not to assume, well, assumes you're a winner.
I guess it's a 4-peat for NU Pep Squad. #UAAPCDC79— WagAssuming™ (@WagAssuming) November 19, 2016
Or maybe it's when people already assign grand things for you, no matter how absurd it sounds.
NU na rin isali natin sa Miss Universe para sure na. #UAAPCDC79— Jai Cabajar-dashian (@jaicabajar) November 19, 2016
Or maybe it's when your performance itself shows other competition the door.
The CDC wasn't all NU though, Adamson came as a pleasant surprise. After a fifteen-year podium absence, they shocked the crowd with their refreshing yet snappy Hawaiian-themed routine.
Adamson Pep Squad: The tables have turned this year. Sobrang galing ng stunts, pyramids, tosses, tumblings at visuals. Flawless! #UAAPCDC79— Ace Yu (@aceyobab) November 19, 2016
Kudos to Adamson for shocking everyone with their amazing performance! 👏 SLAAAAY! 🙌 #UAAPCDC79— Mika Aereen M. Reyes (@MikaReyesLovers) November 19, 2016
A Twiter user even noticed how Adamson University seems to be stepping up their game this season, since their men's basketball team barged into the Final Four.
: Grabe ang AdU. Parang keridang gold digger, planong agawin ang lahat. Ang galing na nga sa basketball, magcha-champion pa sa #UAAPCDC79.— Stefan Punongbayan (@Watdahel_Marcel) November 19, 2016
Oh, and Adamson won the McDo Bonfries too.
CDC was not as kind to FEU though as some people roasted their Broadway-inspired costumes, likening them to food service uniforms.
: Bilib ako sa stamina ng FEU. They performed well, at partida, nanggaling pa sila sa trabaho sa wedding reception. #UAAPCDC79— Stefan Punongbayan (@Watdahel_Marcel) November 19, 2016
It's all good though, FEU had the last laugh, placing second overall.
Meanwhile, Twitter also brought up the elephant in the room.
With the University of the Philippines Pep Squad opting not to join this year's installment, a lot of people felt something was missing.
nakakamiss yung socially relevant themes ng UP Pep tbh #UAAPCDC79— steven (@stevensee_) November 19, 2016
"Ang daming vacant seats ngayon sa CDC. It's the effect of UP Pep Squad's absence. We miss you, UP Pep! 😭❤ #UAAPCDC79"— UAAP Confessions (@UAAPconfessions) November 19, 2016
What we are missing in this year's #UAAPCDC79— Don Santos (@TheDonCSantos) November 19, 2016
1. UP Pep Squad
3. Co-Host na for sure ookrayin ng mga nanonood
4. BIG CROWD
Then there are people who just like to be part of the chatter. It's just that fun.
Til next year, Twitter.