Scrimmage day: Festivus

Seinfeld’s popular “Festivus” skit was based on an alternative holiday. And this relates to today’s Football Family Festivus at the Ching Athletic Complex.

The Warriors’ spring training was moved up a month for a variety of reasons, including wanting to hold the final practice before the March 25 weekend start to the school’s spring break.

At first, it was decided to hold the final spring practice, and accompanying Spring Fling, on Friday, March 24. But then the coaches figured that few students would be around campus that evening because of the next day’s start to spring break.

It then was decided to hold the final spring practice on Thursday, March 23. But because Ching field is booked through 6 p.m. that day for a track-and-field practice, that would not allow for enough set-up time for a Spring Fling party.

It then was decided to have an alternative Spring Fling — today — featuring a scrimmage and festive features such as food booths, entertainment and kids’ zone Alternative party? While in his office late one night, Nick Rolovich was thinking and thinking and … thus Football Family Festivus was named.

Gates open at 3 p.m. Warriors will be introduced at 4:15.

If anybody asks, the March 23 practice will called the Warrior Bowl.


  1. islandman March 18, 2017 10:16 am

    1st or 2nd

  2. tommui March 18, 2017 11:54 am


  3. Ipu Man March 18, 2017 12:05 pm

    Are dogs allowed?

  4. islandman March 18, 2017 12:07 pm

    Gavin Petersen is an assistant at Utah women’s basketball. Any connection to Megan transferring there ?

  5. Ipu Man March 18, 2017 4:46 pm

    OK, this is for ST to perk up interest in baseball…
    The Ninja Baseballer 🙂

  6. clyde March 18, 2017 4:58 pm

    Well, that was interesting. Baseball ‘Bows trailed 10-4 entering the bottom of the eighth, then scored five in the eighth and two in the ninth after two outs for an 11-10 win. Team is scrappy.

  7. islandman March 18, 2017 5:21 pm

    808, prior day’s post, you would have left the baseball game when the Bows were down 1-5 or 4-10 and missed them winning 11-10. Has to be one of the best comebacks in UH baseball history.

  8. Duster March 18, 2017 5:48 pm

    I have been a believer in Yogi Berra’s saying, “it ain’t over until it’s over” at a young age. My little league team was down 7-0 going into the bottom of the last inning – and scored 8 to win. I tend to hold on to hope for comebacks more than my friends as a result. I am glad that I did not give up on the Base Bows today.

  9. 808 March 18, 2017 5:56 pm

    #7, Yeah well probably so. Anyway you slice it Hawaii under Trap is still a .500 team.

    I was simply making a point that the atmosphere at Murakami stadium is different now. Considering the standing room only crowd on Thursday and the $5 per ticket night, I guess I was deafened by the raucous crowd and I knew I had to beat the traffic.

    But, great win for the bows and the players. Congratulations for a great come from behind win!

  10. oldtimer808 March 18, 2017 7:02 pm

    One of the best comebacks was against New Mexico. The year escapes me since it was either back in the 70’s or 80’s. Hawaii was down 10 runs to 1 going into the bottom of the 9th inning and won the game 11 to 10.

  11. cappie the dog March 18, 2017 8:35 pm


    Don’t remember the deficit.

    But Hawaii came back against San Diego State.

    On the negative side, I recall Hawaii being up some ridiculous score, maybe 12-1, and lost at Air Force.

    islandman: Did not know Gavin Petersen was coaching at Utah.

  12. Duster March 18, 2017 9:18 pm

    No lead was safe when UH was playing baseball on the road in the old WAC at altitude – Provo, Salt Lake City, Fort Collins, Colorado Springs, Albuquerque, Laramie (7,200 ft altitude). Lazy fly balls turning into HRs. Led to some ridiculous football-like scores.

  13. H-Man March 18, 2017 9:22 pm

    I was at the Ching Complex when I heard the baseball crowd roar real loud. Congrats to the baseball team for a great come-from-behind victory. Earlier, I was watching the softball team put away Purdue 4-1 behind Brittany Hitchcock’s pitching. She was voted the outstanding pitcher for the Hawaii Pacific Health Rainbow Wahine Classic where the Wahine went 6-1.

  14. Stephen Tsai March 19, 2017 5:57 am

    New post:

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