AMAZED by how organized Talk `N Text has been mobilizing fans and employees during the course of the PBA Philippine Cup Finals, Rain or Shine co-team owner Raymund Yu has stepped up preparations for his own team’s loyal followers.
But with the way the best-of-seven title series is going, Yu is hoping against hope the team will still have enough time for the plans, which include customized shirts for the Rain or Shine fans, to see the light of day in the series.
“Sana humaba `yung series para umabot `yung mga shirts,” said Yu, who co-owns the Asian Coating franchise with longtime partner Terry Que.
Rain or Shine fell on the brink of being swept in the best-of-seven Finals after the defending champions took a commanding 3-0 lead behind its 89-80 win in Game Three on Sunday.
Yu admitted he was impressed seeing the `TNT Nation’ at work during the Finals as Tropang Texters supporters were provided with balloons, shirts, and other cheering paraphernalia – all in Talk 'N Text's bright yellow colors.
“Organized sila. Grabe talagang handa. Nagulat nga kami e,” added Yu as he threw a glance at the sea of yellow cheering for the Talk `N Text side.
The team actually already had special shirts made for this Finals but in limited numbers only.
“Puting shirts yung una naming pinagawa saka kaunti lang `yun,” said Yu. “Late na namin na-realize na dapat pala pula para mas kita.”