Warriors pick four captains

And this year’s captains are …

> Quarterback Dru Brown

> Left guard John Wa‘a

> Free safety Trayvon Henderson

> Strong safety Daniel Lewis

Henderson received the most votes, according to coach Nick Rolovich. Players were asked to rank their top four players.

Daniel Lewis and Trayvon Henderson


  1. Maddog50 August 7, 2017 10:49 am

    Congrats to all 4 but especially “Big John Waa”. Have a huge year big guy!!!! GoWarriors!!!!

  2. boolakanaka August 7, 2017 11:42 am

    I like it, I like it a whole lot. I’m a big believer in up-the-middle baseball philosophy for football, that is to say, if you are strong up the middle, then you will be strong as a team; our captains reflect this and it bode wells for our season!

  3. Ipu Man August 7, 2017 11:57 am

    Captains go down with the ship.
    So if we start to sink and stink at UMASS
    it’s up to you guys to turn the ship around
    and damn the torpedoes…till the fat lady

  4. willieboy August 7, 2017 12:04 pm

    no sightings for the new helmet and uniform designs yet??? you gotta think there has to be a leak somewhere…. hahaha Go Bows!

  5. Ipu Man August 7, 2017 12:32 pm

    In other news, NFL players live longer lives than average:
    Government scientists found dramatically lower rates of heart disease, diabetes, respiratory illness, cancer, and other big killers among the retired pros. In 14 of 17 killer categories, the NFL players did better than the comparable peer group. The feds noted a mortality rate of 18 percent among comparable men in society. Just 10 percent of the NFL players died. In other words, football—and the dieting, exercise, discipline, and health care that goes with it—saved the lives of 291 men.
    Of course you won’t see that in the politically correct mainstream news. http://www.breitbart.com/sports/2017/08/07/psst-nfl-pros-live-longer-than-average-joes/

  6. A-House August 7, 2017 1:02 pm


    #1] hope their student cafeteria is open – tsaiko daughter attends UMass and she says food is fabulous! much better than UH tailgate?

    17K, eh – sounds cozy!

    weather looks promising too!!!

  7. Gold Chrome August 7, 2017 2:43 pm

    Ipu Man, Go Fish! Warriors going be called “gold brick defense” within 2 years. Offense will carry the load for now. D- will be much improved. Go Gold Brick!

  8. islandman August 7, 2017 2:57 pm

    ” A … study (2012) published by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) found that National Football League (NFL) players may be at a higher risk of death associated with Alzheimer’s and other impairments of the brain and nervous system than the general U.S. population. These results are consistent with recent studies by other research institutions that suggest an increased risk of neurodegenerative disease among football players.” (NIOSH, Sept 7, 2012) .
    Add in the report published on July 25, 2017:
    CHICAGO — Research on 202 former football players found evidence of a brain disease linked to repeated head blows in nearly all of them, from athletes in the National Football League, college and even high school. …

  9. islandman August 7, 2017 2:59 pm

    5. The breitbart article quotes a study done in 2012.

  10. islandman August 7, 2017 3:25 pm

    ” … NFL players are a highly selected group of athletically talented individuals, and a trove of survey and clinical work suggests that quality of life for NFL retirees
    is poor due to high rates of arthritis and depression and dementia (linked to concussions). (T Williams, MIT, Nov 14, 2012)

  11. Boolakanaka August 7, 2017 3:59 pm

    Islandman, well done. I can’t reinforce enough about actually obtaining information from robust and respected scientific and academic journals, rather than some partisan political blog–huge difference.

  12. aiea 7 August 7, 2017 4:55 pm

    tavai should have been one of the captains, he is the best player on the team.

  13. Derek August 7, 2017 5:01 pm

    Looking back years later, the smartest person in my life is that she said “absolutely” NO to playing football in high school. I wasn’t happy then, but she did say yes to playing baseball and basketball. As a parent now, I let my son play baseball, basketball, track, cross country, volleyball, and soccer but not football. Don’t get me wrong, I love watching football, but the physicality and the speed of the game more and more is extremely dangerous and can cripple or even kill you. Football is a great game, but it’s only for the few. That said, I’m excited for the start of the UH season.

  14. islandman August 7, 2017 5:23 pm

    Looking at some articles, hockey, soccer, rugby , boxing, rodeo also put you at risk for head injuries. In soccer besides the player to player contact, to the ground, to the goal post, it’s the heading that can get you.
    Spinal injuries can get you in football too. I saw the College Football Assistance Fund , grantees. http://www.cfafund.org/grant-recipients

  15. Warrior Dave August 7, 2017 6:04 pm


    Heard from John that UH is not throwing a tailgate party at UMass. The Travel Agency is picking up the tab in our hotel. I think you and the Ohana going enjoy the cafeteria better. Hope to see you there.

  16. jm2375 August 7, 2017 6:05 pm


    2017 Warrior Volleyball Golf Tournament
    Olomana Golf Links
    Thursday, Sep 28 1 pm check-in, 2 pm start
    3-person scramble

    Monetary & prize donations greatly appreciated.
    Contact Charlie Wade for more info.

  17. 808 August 7, 2017 6:05 pm

    The nfl players may live longer. But, how many suffer symptoms of CTE after their football career are over.

    Interesting article on nfl players and CTE.


  18. Coach DB August 7, 2017 6:44 pm

    The defensive backfield looks as good as ever, great mix of experience and youth with lots of athleticism! Let’s hope they can bring it every game!

  19. Coach DB August 7, 2017 6:44 pm

    The defensive backfield looks as good as ever, great mix of experience and youth with lots of athleticism! Let’s hope they can bring it every game!

  20. Kimo Hasegawa August 7, 2017 7:25 pm

    I was wondering if someone could answer my question about why UH charges an extra $10 fee per ticket for away games? I went online to buy tickets for the UMass game and the $20 face value seats were $30 each with the $10 charge. I decided to go to the UMass website and bought seats for face value plus a one-time $5 service charge (not per ticket), and I was able to choose the exact seats I wanted in the UH section. I guess it’s the right of UH to do that but it doesn’t exactly encourage fans to follow the team and buy tickets from UH if it can be significantly cheaper getting them straight from the home team. Just curious.

  21. madeinhawaii August 7, 2017 7:35 pm

    Derek, #11…. Soccer players have a higher incidence of concussion than football players.

  22. madeinhawaii August 7, 2017 9:25 pm

    “High school girls have a significantly higher concussion rate than boys, with female soccer players suffering the most concussions, according to new research presented today at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). ”

  23. kapakahi August 7, 2017 9:43 pm

    Congrats to Max Broman!


  24. 808 August 8, 2017 12:39 am

    I think girls tend to do be more honest about how they are feeling and this could cause them to report their ailments to their coaches and medical staff. On the other hand, guys tend to not say anything and try to tough it out.

    Studies are based on reported incidents. Maybe girls report their injuries more than guys.

  25. Maddog50 August 8, 2017 1:41 am

    Back on topic-Congrats to 4 young men who were chosen Captains by teammates-also Max Broman having received a scholarship. GoWarriors!

  26. H-Man August 8, 2017 4:02 am

    Kapakahi, thanks for video link. Warriors having fun. esp JR Hensley who did a lot of dancing. Good to see.

  27. Maddog50 August 8, 2017 4:59 am

    So many different predictions and computer analysis out. None of this good or bad mean much of anything. You can’t totally dismiss or embrace-they have to play the games. I will predict however drastically improving point production on offense and likewise a drastically improved point yield on D. Although concerns on DL are real, this will be a much quicker faster attacking swarming defense. My computer model predicts a winning season and bowl bid. Of course my computer is my heart and the “green” blood it pumps! GoWarriors!!!

  28. NorthShoreFan August 8, 2017 9:36 am

    Guud Morning Tsaikos…Bootiful Day!

    Maddog50…luv your “computer” analysis…

  29. Stephen Tsai August 8, 2017 11:05 am

    New post: http://hawaiiwarriorworld.com/?p=44334

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