Warrior Beat: Sweater weather

Thursdays are known as "heavy-hydration days" for the Warriors. It was particularly warm during today's 90-minute practice at Ching Athletic Complex. / Photo by Stephen Tsai

Oh, it was hot this morning — hotter than heck.

The mercury was in the 80s. One of the trainers measured the humidity at 87 percent. It felt worse because the Warriors were practicing on Ching’s artificial surface.
It was like an old Richard Simmons‘ DVD — sweating to the 80s.

And yet …

“It’s beautiful,” UH coach Nick Rolovich declared. “It’s not hot. It’s beautiful. Do you want to be out in the snow? Neither do they. But you know what? Even if it were snowing, they’d practice the same way because they love each other.”

As for Saturday’s game against Duquesne, Rolovich said, it is significant because it’s homecoming. And, he added, “at the core of it, it’s the chance for these guys to play together again.”


  1. Boolakanaka September 20, 2018 11:53 am

    binabati kita sa akin, i am unang

  2. justsomeguy September 20, 2018 12:06 pm

    Sweat it out boys, sweat it out….that pain is how you get better

  3. burro sabio September 20, 2018 12:31 pm

    Clowns to the left of me, Jokers to my right….

  4. Captain Ron September 20, 2018 12:44 pm

    I can finally plan on attending a game – on Saturday!! Anyone have a ticket they’d like to sell? If so, please email me at hawaiiron749 at gmail dot com. I hope to see and meet many of you at the tailgate.

  5. Da Punchbowl Kid September 20, 2018 1:02 pm

    Boolakanaka –
    Your towering intellect and command of languages makes you first in my book! Every day! All the time!

    burro –
    Here I am, stuck in the middle with you!

    Yep. Mighty dang hot out there!


  6. Da Punchbowl Kid September 20, 2018 1:03 pm

    Too hot for a bot!

  7. clyde September 20, 2018 1:33 pm

    #5: It appears the effectiveness of Raid lasts but a few hours. Think Stephen’s gonna have to fumigate. Time to tent the blog?

  8. Boolakanaka September 20, 2018 2:28 pm

    DPK—we are not getting back together, no matter how much flattery you throw my way.

  9. kalua pig September 20, 2018 2:31 pm

    you already know cuz.

  10. kalua pig September 20, 2018 2:55 pm

    i don’t understand why my posts got deleted yesterday.

  11. tom-warriornation September 20, 2018 2:59 pm

    Who need tix for the Fresno St road game on Oct 27 sitting with me & Cole McDonald’s parents & friends on the 35 yard line behind our Warrior bench; so close you can almost touch the players–can’t beat this road game experience! $55 each. Text me 415-324-0585.

  12. tom-warriornation September 20, 2018 3:07 pm

    Come join us for a FREE Hawaii “tailgate” at San Jose St on Sept 29; Larry Beil will be MC with your blog host Stephen Tsai as a guest speaker. Larry will be recognizing parents of players like Cole McDonald, etc. and also former players! Let me know if you plan to attend; as I am making the list of players’ parents & former players to give to Larry. Lots of prizes with live Hawaiian entertainment. If you need tix; text me 415-324-0585 or email: tomkitaguchi@yahoo.com


  13. Da Punchbowl Kid September 20, 2018 9:54 pm

    kalua pig –

    You make me laugh! Mahalo!

  14. cappie the dog September 20, 2018 10:47 pm

    kalua pig, I was under moderation for quoting a XTC song. I wanted to comment about the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey post.

  15. cappie the dog September 20, 2018 10:48 pm


    Lou Holtz is angry.

  16. Idunnonuttin September 21, 2018 7:59 am

    104 degrees Fehrenheit in Kahalui, Maui, last week. 90 degrees on Oahu. Really hot. The warmth of the volcano on Big Island is hovering over the islands.

  17. Idunnonuttin September 21, 2018 8:03 am

    tom-warriornation: is this a business? Na Koa. How many of the fans did you convince to sit at your section or follow with the team? Certainly I like the Rainbows. But why the sit together with you? Is the air fare cheaper with you guys? Doesn’t make sense to me seeing football and on a vacation.

  18. Idunnonuttin September 21, 2018 8:14 am

    kalua pig:

    September 20, 2018 2:31 pm

    you already know cuz.

    Let me quess, a hotel waiter liking a girl or women waiter at a hotel in Waikiki. They work the night shift. And he likes her.

  19. Akamai Okole September 21, 2018 8:41 am

    Great Morning All!

    Hot ter!

  20. Akamai Okole September 21, 2018 8:42 am

    …we got our own MacGregor.


  21. Akamai Okole September 21, 2018 8:44 am

    …I do touch the stuff. 😈

  22. Nobu September 21, 2018 9:09 am

    Defense ranked 119. Is it coaching? Why do they give up so many big plays?

  23. Idunnonuttin September 21, 2018 9:10 am

    Will they be tearing down Ward Avenue area for the rail transit? Ala Moana blvd. is too weak grounding to support a rail structure.

    I was wondering how and into where they are going to run it throught into Ala Moana? Now we can have easy access into Aloha Stadium. And all for nothing too. They might built a new stadium for football and not in present location, Halawa. Now what on that idea, easy access to the stadium because of the rail transit.

  24. dreamcitymike September 21, 2018 9:21 am

    So it’s Kahului …my home town, unless you meant to say Kahaluu, ass not Maui tho?

  25. dreamcitymike September 21, 2018 9:27 am

    Homecoming game, team seems focused & centered …lets go full throttle from the get go, 3rd & 4th teams need some live action …Free Chevan!! Go Warriors, Live Aloha/ Play Warrior!!!

  26. Idunnonuttin September 21, 2018 9:27 am

    Manny Pacqiao is fighting Floyd Mayweather again. In December. I think. And Max Holloway is still in retirement. Hawaii. UFC. Also PJ Penn is fighting one more time. Lastly, i think if i was too be working somewhere on the rail project, it would be on the mainland. All the employees are mainland employees. Construction. Nan inc. to build the last phase of the rail project into Ala Moana shopping center. Easy access to and from Ala Moana area will be possible. But the downside is Aloha Stadium might be torn down and relocated. It was said that the revenue from the Aloha Stadium is just “too light weight” as the saying goes. I hope they keep at it and look for a better area to build a stadium. 🔊

  27. Idunnonuttin September 21, 2018 9:47 am

    Those are class B amplifiers. Aloha stadium. Common Base transistors to the configuration.

    Anyway, game is tomorrow night. Be there or be care.

  28. suckkabooya September 21, 2018 9:59 am

    Third idea for a UH Football TV ad. It features Joe and is band of friends that were featured in the second ad idea (posted Sept 19).

    In the first scene three guys are sitting on the bench in Joe’s yard. Joe is seated on a separate chair about 12 feet away. Another friend (let’s call him Rob) then walks in on them as the group is rehearsing something odd. Puzzled, he then asks “uh, what are you guys doing?”

    In the second scene one of the guys on the bench (the ring leader, we’ll call him Fred) explains “brah we sending directions to Joe on which celebration dance to do. We put them these boards (he holds up a poster board with various images separated into three columns) just like the “big time” (college football) programs do, because UH football is heading for the “BIG TIME” (the others chime in with “Chee hooo!!) Fred then says “watch this”.

    Fred then holds up a board (the cue board) for Joe to see. (It has an image of a goat under a cube root symbol in the first column; a can of Spam in the second column; and a picture of a teddy bear dressed in an aloha shirt in the third). Joe, after seeing the cue, starts sitting up and down emulating doing the wave. Rob’s eyebrow (just one) raises. The others on the bench start doing the wave as well (cheering loudly). Then Fred says “watch this one”

    In the next scene Fred holds up the next cue board (the images are a coconut tree; plate of loco moco; a shoe). Joe, after seeing the cue, starts doing the “cabbage patch”. The others do the cabbage patch as well. Rob then says, “dude! why don’t just use a picture of a cabbage?” Fred then says “brah, this is secret code, we no like everybody know what we doing!” Rob then answers Ok, OK, OK. Fred then holds up the next card. (A turtle; rainbow shave ice; and a picture of Joe’s grandma). Rob then says “wait, wait, wait, lemme guess”. “um, the robot?” The group is visibly shocked (including Joe) that he got it right. Rob is shaking his head at the inane randomness of the codes.

    The next cut gives detailed information for obtaining tickets for the game.

    In the final scene the group (including Joe) does a freestyle “robot” routine. Rob rolls his eyes and walks away.

    Caption reads University of Hawaii Football. Live Aloha, Play Warrior. I hope they can use recurring characters (that are semi silly to attract a younger audience) to build some familiarity and create a younger fan base.

  29. A-House September 21, 2018 10:20 am

    I do hope that the OL will get time to rest — be it next game or the next or the next — must get #2s and #3s some playing time

    fatigue gave way to defenders breaking through at West Point? even 3 or 4 plays will get them game experience.

  30. Chicken Grease September 21, 2018 10:49 am

    suckkabooya, the length of your TV ad ideas are too long. Time is money. Regular 30 second TV ad pays for your average Tv exec’ salary. Yours are, like, two minutes at least, sheesh.

    We don’t need TV ads at this point to put people in the stands. We need a new stadium, preferably one that has less seats than that pod race monstrosity in Phantom Menace.

  31. Stephen Tsai September 21, 2018 10:51 am

    New post: http://www.hawaiiwarriorworld.com/?p=46887

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