Falcons and the showman


It’s summer break, sort of, for the NFL, but former UH linebacker Brenden Daley is living up to his nickname’s credo: A shark never stops. Daley will continue to work out in California until he reports to the Atlanta Falcons’ training camp on July 22.


The Falcons, by the way, will be featured on HBO’s “Hard Knocks.” From a chat with our blog, here are some “Shark” bites:

On his plans: “I have a solid month to train and watch as much film as possible.”

On life in the NFL: “It’s a strict business. The last day I was there (for mini camp), a linebacker got cut at 11 o’clock at night. It was very eye-opening.”

Another lesson: “I learned the NFL is about being a first-timer. You have to do things right the first time. It’s very professional. I enjoy it a lot. It makes me very excited.”

On his approach: “I focus on the process. All I think about is going out there and being the Great White Shark, and doing what I do. I can’t worry about things I can’t control.”

imagesOn NFL food: “They have a very good cafeteria. I enjoyed it. Smoothies in the morning are very good. I like getting a nice blueberry smoothie in the morning. And I like black-bean burgers. I don’t want to eat all that meat before the second practice. (Those burgers) are very good.”

Confession: “I put a little bacon on there. I need a little something else. It’s real bacon, not bean bacon.”


On his upcoming performance: “For my rookie show (at UH), I did a little dancing gig with Aaron Brown and Corey Paredes. We didn’t win. I want to win. I’m excited about my (upcoming) rookie performance (with the Falcons). I’m going to think long and hard and give the people a great show. I don’t want to give away too much, but I have one word for you: Kilt.”

On representing Hawaii: “I”m still kicking, throwing up the shaka sign as much as I can.”



  1. papajoe2 June 25, 2014 7:31 am


  2. papajoe2 June 25, 2014 7:33 am

    Good morning everybody!

  3. papajoe2 June 25, 2014 7:34 am

    WAKE UP!!!!

  4. A-House June 25, 2014 7:36 am

    mornin’ papajoe, Hawaii, and world!!!

  5. A-House June 25, 2014 7:37 am

    like Daley’s shaka sign – much like Michelle’s after winning the LPGA US Open!

  6. A-House June 25, 2014 7:38 am

    ST & al:

    both have been very quiet on “recruiting” news for 2015 – hiding worthy news, eh?

  7. tom-warriornation June 25, 2014 7:39 am

    Anyone need tickets for our first road game at Colorado on Sept. 20–come sit with 100+ Hawaii fans sitting in Section 103 and cheer our team on to victory! Email me: tomkitaguchi@yahoo.com

  8. tommui June 25, 2014 7:43 am


    And the top of the morn’ to A-House and Papajoe – early raisers!
    (And to ST who got up before any of us!)

  9. A-House June 25, 2014 7:54 am


    sec. #103 is the same section we sat on our last trip 3 or 4 years ago.

    we made final payment to Panda Travel so we will stick with them.

    domo for all your tireless effort!!!

  10. Stephen Tsai June 25, 2014 7:55 am

    My alarm went off at 4:45 this morning. I forgot beach day was moved to Friday.

  11. Ipu Man June 25, 2014 7:56 am

    A Scottish haka? Hope you wear a loin cloth underneath. Go Brenden and hope you don’t pass too much air on your bean diet.

  12. NorthShoreFan June 25, 2014 8:00 am

    Guud Morning Tsaikos…bootiful day.

    Life in the NFL (Not For Long) is a daily challenge. things you have to do to stay on the roster….

    Geev um Brendan..see you on Sunday…IMUA!

  13. boolakanaka June 25, 2014 8:27 am

    Aloha all! Mrs. Boola is always attempting to persuade me to try veg-meat items, like bean bacon—its the height of heinous and horrible.

  14. NotNasti June 25, 2014 8:33 am

    wth is bean bacon?

  15. boolakanaka June 25, 2014 8:40 am

    16–Now counselor, that is a maika’i bean bacon–well done!!

  16. hatakeman June 25, 2014 8:45 am

    GO Brenden !!!

  17. Stephen Tsai June 25, 2014 8:51 am

    Ever have Stripples? It’s veggie bacon. It’s as gross as it sounds.

  18. boolakanaka June 25, 2014 9:11 am

    ST–Sounds like a very bad strip club…no thank you.

  19. tommui June 25, 2014 9:41 am

    Brenden wrote “And I like black-bean burgers. ”

    Wonder if he meant black-beans (like Cuban) or black-bean Chinese?

    Where is Al – the hamburger chef?

  20. jm2375 June 25, 2014 9:46 am

    Good morning Tsaikos!

    Best wishes to Mr. Daley.

    Counselor – #21 – think it means vegetarian burgers, like Morningstar.

    Vegan bacon – what’s the point?

  21. al June 25, 2014 10:48 am

    21…i’ve been concentrating my efforts on perfecting my ultimate oyster shooters.

  22. SteveM June 25, 2014 11:00 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Good luck to Brenden Daley!

    I’m in…

  23. Da Punchbowl Kid June 25, 2014 11:28 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 😉

    Good luck to Brenden Daley. Love the nickname and the shaka!

  24. RainbowCliff June 25, 2014 11:49 am

    Good Afternoon Tsaiko Nation !

    Hot today in Los Angeles as I get ready for some tennis playing against the elite here at Fox Hills. So glad I picked up tennis in Hawaii as it has paid off BIG time staying in top shape and improving my game for the past 33 years in which I can say with out a doubt a 4.5 level that Dr. Jack Rocker saw my love for the game and instill the strategy and fundamentals that he taught to me in his 101 class in which I got an A for high achievement.

    Tom, concerning tickets will may need for San Diego State awaiting on LWC to pick up two tickets on my behalf but since they are so sketchy paying for away games I will be coming to you as there will be a brunch that morning afternoon before San Diego State game sponsored by my LWC bruddah Don Weir at San Diego Little Italy. I will know by September as that will give me time to purchase from you. If you may be gone by that time I completely understand. Still have that GREAT banner you sent me as it has been AWESOME in my recruiting efforts.

    Be well good folks as I am off hitting like Wimbeldon !

  25. A-House June 25, 2014 12:33 pm

    “where have all the flowers gone, long time passing”

  26. KapaaWarrior June 25, 2014 12:38 pm

    Right On Brenden ! Keep those shaka’s flying during the filming of Hard Knocks!
    “NO SLACK……..GIVE CRACKS!” You got one shot at this thing! God Speed !

  27. jimmy the lock June 25, 2014 2:43 pm

    Can’t have your pudding if you don’t eat your meat.

  28. jimmy the lock June 25, 2014 2:45 pm

    So if a shark plays soccer would it bite its opponent?

    It’s the Daley show.

  29. jimmy the lock June 25, 2014 3:03 pm

    Burn some calories, it’s hump day. For some, dry is fine.

  30. Da Punchbowl Kid June 25, 2014 3:45 pm

    Oh my jimmy!

  31. Last Call June 25, 2014 3:45 pm

    Hey kids – How to freak out mom at your July 4th family BBQ.

    1) Save empty Mayo jar
    2) Wash out empty Mayo jar
    3) Fill Mayo jar with vanilla pudding
    4) Eat pudding straight from the jar and watch mom freak out.

  32. NorthShoreFan June 25, 2014 3:58 pm

    if dem vegetarian foods taste so guud, why they trying to make um taste like bacon, pork, chicken and beef?
    if dey feed da pig only veggies would it make da veggie menu?

  33. gobows June 25, 2014 4:03 pm

    blog looks different…new and improved???

  34. Z June 25, 2014 6:26 pm

    So Fisiiahi walking away from football. Going to play rugby instead.

  35. NorthShoreFan June 25, 2014 6:47 pm

    Yup…follow his first love…good move for him. School will be paid and he gets to play the sport he loves….IMUA!

  36. NorthShoreFan June 25, 2014 6:48 pm

    Shout out to G-Rob too. He helping so many kids with his program.

  37. Ipu Man June 25, 2014 7:03 pm

    Do what you love and it will never seem like work…

  38. al June 25, 2014 8:22 pm


  39. Shoko June 26, 2014 6:37 am

    Small’s video highlights looks pretty good. Appears to have good vision and fairly quick. Appears to have been playing behind a more stout running back at Verritos who got the majority of the carries. Sort of reminds me of Will Gregory.

    Anyway, welcome to the Warrior Ohana.

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    they forget to consider that there’s no comparison to the compassion of FIFA World Cup fan


  41. chopsueyboy June 26, 2014 6:54 am

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