Football vs. futbol

The Warriors closed practice today with surprise guests — the Rainbow Wahine soccer team.

They then engaged in a dance-off. Malissa Shadle did the worm. Lance Williams did the splits. Even coach Norm Chow danced.

Afterward, Chow treated both teams to malasadas.

The Warriors are scheduled to depart this afternoon for their fourth road trip of the season.

Among the true freshmen on the travel roster are quarterback Aaron Zwahlen, cornerback Rojesterman Farris and defensive tackle Zeno Choi.


  1. truegreen October 15, 2015 10:30 am

    First! Fuuuuuuutbol!

  2. truegreen October 15, 2015 10:41 am

    Looks like U.S. Women’s futbol is coming to Aloha Stadium too. Too bad they can’t can’t play Japan here for their friendly. I would totally go.

  3. rundown808 October 15, 2015 10:47 am

    Good to hear about zwahlen and good that they are taking a litto time to just relax. Give em boys. NM bound.

  4. islandman October 15, 2015 10:48 am

    Besides altitude to contend with that Bobby C. mentioned, Stephen said UH has to watch for the cut blocks on the DL and on our defensive backs.

    Glad Stephen set us straight on Gib’s contract on the previous thread. On another forum some insist that the liquidated damages provision was written like that on purpose as a disincentive to let the coach go in the latter part of his tenure.

  5. turfwar October 15, 2015 10:50 am

    ST I hope you got to share in the treats too. Does the malasada truck make an appearance ? That would make my day.

  6. Da Punchbowl Kid October 15, 2015 11:07 am

    Wahine and malasads… it doesn’t get much better. Did the blog host dance?

    Fly high Warriors. Set down, whip some butt and come home safe and sound.


  7. Maddog50 October 15, 2015 11:11 am

    H-man from previous post-I have been accused of being a single minded u know what at times that is how you play the game! Zeno my man! King Kong ain’t got nuthin on you! Go gettem!!!

  8. A-House October 15, 2015 11:42 am

    another cloudy, rainy day in Honolulu

    dark, nasty clouds cover the Koolau mountain range and totally raining in Manoa valley – did the weather bureau say it would be drier because of El Nino?

    showers are a Hawaiian blessing for the team as it prepares to leave Hawaii – staying over night in LA or SF or Vegas?

    in 1968 on my drive from Kentucky to Oakland Army terminal, we were on Route 66 on what appears to be a “high plateau” when suddenly the road goes downhill and there sits Albuquerque, New Mexico in a somewhat large shaped bowl – stopped at the campus to visit my friend’s sister from Ohio – east to west, it was brown and barren semi arid land – yes, north to south also.

  9. hitmanhart October 15, 2015 11:43 am

    aloha everyone !! ST so what type of dance did chow do?

  10. Duster October 15, 2015 11:56 am

    Re. No. 4 islandman:

    No, in WSN, it was posted that there was logic to the LD provision in that UH could exercise its unilateral right of terminating w/o cause early in the contract if need be for a lower cost. Although Gib was not implicated in the USC scandal (O.J. Mayo, etc.), he was a part of the staff before hired as head coach by UH.

  11. hitmanhart October 15, 2015 12:07 pm

    got to see the dance off on facebook !! nice to see all da players and coaches have fun !!

  12. Duster October 15, 2015 12:13 pm

    When UH used to play TCU, Dennis Franchione’s teams cut like crazy. I remember a hobbling UH DB mentioning that a TCU WR targeted the DB’s knees with his helmet. Is there any rule that precludes a defensive player from accidentally kneeing an offensive player who goes for his lower leg in the helmet? I realize that concussions seem to occur when someone gets a knee to the helmet, so the risk for such injury could be higher for offensive players who cut block. On the other hand, is there any rule that prevents a DT from cutting OL to give LBs lanes to disrupt the offense?

    Not advocating this – just asking.

  13. bowwar October 15, 2015 12:14 pm

    I hope somebody writes it down in clear and indelible ink that the UH NOT hire Gib’s son or any of his kin to be the next UH BB coach to “clear his family name.” As far as I’m concerned, it is clear that the Arnold name will forever be “tarnished” in the memories of UH BB fans. Arnold was a “slick talker” who took fooled everyone in regards to his sincerity…

    As the old adage says: “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. There is NO third time.”

  14. oneseason October 15, 2015 12:56 pm

    The local cuisine and hot air balloon festival are great in Albuquerque. I like the sopaipillas at Gardunos, and would love a bunch of lobo turnovers at University Stadium.

  15. Tarheel warrior October 15, 2015 1:20 pm

    Go warriors, UH 28 NM 21

  16. st. anthony trojan October 15, 2015 1:41 pm

    The more me watch video…of celebration like videos…concerning the football team…seems like the more glaring it is of why …”maybe” …he is not a very successful coach…

  17. cocobean October 15, 2015 1:59 pm

    Watching coach dance it’s easy to see why his offense has got no rhythm.

  18. Stephen Tsai October 15, 2015 2:16 pm

    Has Cocobean ever been happy?
    We need to find him a companion.

  19. cocobean October 15, 2015 2:19 pm

    ST. I can take a joke. I have a wry sense of humor.

  20. st. anthony trojan October 15, 2015 2:25 pm

    Hmmmm you can solicit my help her Manila …for companion for
    Mr. Coco…he he he

  21. Stephen Tsai October 15, 2015 2:29 pm

    I’m messing with you. You’re OK.
    I’m tense cuz the Mets are choking.

  22. hitmanhart October 15, 2015 2:31 pm

    ST maybe chow can show cocobean the super bowl shuffle that look like chow was trying to do in video !! lol

  23. ai-eee-soos October 15, 2015 2:38 pm

    $500k for Gib.

    + $200k for his lawyer. smaht lawyer

    his smaht lawyer more smaht than the UH counsel, at that time.

  24. Willie October 15, 2015 2:56 pm

    Half time feature during the Auburn vs Kentucky game on ESPN addressing interim HC Elliot of the South Carolina Gamecocks. The guy is upbeat and positive. Announcers said he has been with the SC football program for 6 years now, this is a good thing for the players as it brings continuity and comfort. Positives mentioned about rallying around the cause for the team to come together. Nothing said about Spurrier abandoning the team or the seniors being shafted.

  25. cocobean October 15, 2015 3:01 pm

    St. Tony. Thanks for the offer. I’ve been to the PI many times but it’s always good to have someone with local knowledge to show you around. I’d gladly take up your offer but Dr. Arakaki from the Universal Men’s Health Clinic Honolulu told me even their most advance treatment wouldn’t work on me.

  26. Da Punchbowl Kid October 15, 2015 3:09 pm

    #11 – hitmanhart –

    Mahalo for the clip. It WAS nice seeing the team and the Wahine dancing. Pure unbridled “joy sessions” are one of the reasons to play any team sport. Bonding and memories for a lifetime.

  27. greenthumb October 15, 2015 3:16 pm

    #4, thank you for mentioning our host’s explanation of the BB contract mess in yesterday’s blog. I took a break yesterday from the news because the breaking news teasers about the settlement got me too steamed. And thank you to ST for the explanation. What a mess.

    #13, agree. There’s reasonable compensation, and then there’s being so over the top that one wonders about vindictiveness.

    UH sure needs a better process of vetting contracts (and applicants), and those who hold the purse strings need a more realistic appreciation of how hard it is for a state school to gather the funds used to help **student**-athletes finish their curriculum requirements and earn their diplomas.

  28. st. anthony trojan October 15, 2015 3:19 pm

    Ha…me be 80 in about 73 days…my treatment here from my doctor works all the time… n no more ‘odom’ side effects…he he he…Dr. Watson…he is good…

  29. islandman October 15, 2015 3:36 pm

    Gib is “only” getting $500,000 and his attorneys $200,000. But UH has to pay the UH attorneys $250,000. $100,000 will come from UH insurance.

    Good payday for the attorneys. The former UH Counsel who was in charge when Gib’s contract was drafted was a former partner of the UH attorney McCorriston and has rejoined the firm, i think. And Gib’s attorney Bickerton was also a former partner of McCorriston. Is this a conflict of interest somewhere ?

  30. Rodney October 15, 2015 3:40 pm

    Bring back the college vibe.Great job coach Chow! What nice thing to do.
    I remember awhile ago you arranged shave ice
    for the boys after a hot summer practice.
    Go get’m Warriors! Beat the Lobos.

  31. Rodney October 15, 2015 3:55 pm

    OMG $700.000 to gib and possiable $250..000 buy out for football coach
    and I still get pot holes on my street !

  32. WarriorNY October 15, 2015 3:58 pm

    Blog Name= UH NMU
    Alawai= 0 27
    A View From Afar= 13 24
    H-Man = 14 35
    Willie= 17 16
    Rodney= 24 21
    Oneseason= 28 20
    Tarheel warrior= 28 21
    St. Anthony Trojan= 35 24
    Cappie the dog= 45 38
    Akamai Okole= 56 14

  33. mctruck October 15, 2015 4:15 pm

    Couple days ago the O/U in Vegas was 50; those guys must know something.
    UH 17/ NM 24

  34. Willie October 15, 2015 4:19 pm

    #32WarriorNY, just to clarify. I got the @ home Lobos to prevail by the 1; NMU 17 & UH 16. Hope I am wrong.

  35. WarriorNY October 15, 2015 4:20 pm

    Oops Willie I’ll make that change… Sorry about that…

  36. ai-eee-soos October 15, 2015 4:21 pm

    # 29. islandman October 15, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    ” Is this a conflict of interest somewhere ? ”

    Nah – this is the “way business is done” around here.

    lol – but it hurts, when I laff.

  37. ML Warrior October 15, 2015 4:59 pm

    Hawaii 27 – NM 13

  38. Stephen Tsai October 15, 2015 5:58 pm

    Someone who sits next to me and calls himself Ferd says something about UH having a litigation fund. Sounds like it’s something like malpractice insurance. So I don’t think the payout comes from athletics. 1) That’s smart. 2) Gee, no confidence in the house lawyers?

  39. Duster October 15, 2015 6:05 pm


    Was Bickerton with the McCorriston firm, or are you referring to the time when Bickerton and McCorriston were with the Goodsill firm?

    If I’m not mistaken, the current UH General Counsel is also former a partner of the McCorriston firm, who left to become C&C of Honolulu Corporation Counsel. And she attended the Board of Regents meeting to get BOR approval of the settlement.

    Can’t say there’s any real conflict at this point since those attorneys have not been in the same firm together for years. However, it certainly raises eyebrows.

  40. Willie October 15, 2015 6:41 pm

    TV news noted that insurance coverage for the Gib settlement maxed at $100,000. Rest of the money from UH coffers, same place that funds come from for UH facility maintenance and repairs. So the athletic department not affected, but it is still public funds that surely could be used on campus. News explanation was pretty simplistic, basically because of dismissal not for cause, Gib entitled for the rest of his contract. How the heck did the person or persons making the call for the not for cause reason do this?

    Now to better prepare for this type of situation not happening again, they will have two attorneys and also the new Legal Counsel VP review al contracts. Wow, that’s all we need more attorneys to stir the pot!

  41. islandman October 15, 2015 6:43 pm

    39. Assuming the liquidated damages provision was a mistake by the UH legal counsel and/or others, McCorriston and his firm , which Ms. Lendio has rejoined, is profiting from this mistake by $250,000 or whatever he is being paid. There would have been no claim by Gib to $1.4 million and no need to pay so much to lawyers, if he were to be paid only for the remaining amount of his salary when he was terminated as most contracts are written. Bickerton is also profiting from the mistake as he is getting $200,000.

  42. ai-eee-soos October 15, 2015 7:06 pm

    # 41. islandman October 15, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    ” Bickerton is also profiting from the mistake as he is getting $200,000. ”

    Yup, he sure is profiting.

    BUT, I read somewhere, that Gib’s lawyer (Bickerton?) wrote the contract that way, to get all that money.

    smaht buggah – he outsmart the UH (non) Counsel.

  43. beans October 15, 2015 7:34 pm

    Who is Dr. Watson? (;-) Not Sherlock’ sidekick.

  44. kev-1 October 15, 2015 7:50 pm

    Whoa! Sounds like buying out Chow will be even harder now that Gib is getting paid.

    No worries. I got 5 on it.

  45. hossana October 15, 2015 7:55 pm

    Two losers……like two peas in a pod….the UH Warriors football team and the UH Wahine soccer coach….both have one thing in common…..both coaches have to be terminated at the end of the season or earlier………both are losing programs…….nothing more and nothing less.

  46. cappie the dog October 15, 2015 9:44 pm


    If women’s soccer was a revenue sport, there would be talk of a coaching change. It’s not, so I think the coach’s job is safe, for now. There is time to figure things out.

  47. Akamai Okole October 15, 2015 9:49 pm

    Great Evening All!

    Had dinner on Monday at the local-owned burger joint in Vegas that folks rave about (Oxtail Fries…)
    At the end the waitress ask if we like dessert.
    “Whachu got?”
    “Portuguese Donuts.”
    “You mean, malasadas?”
    “What is malasadas?”
    “Bring ’em, we show you…”

    Educatin’ the world, one potagee at a time! 😈

  48. cappie the dog October 15, 2015 9:53 pm

    Dodgers lose.


    That’s what you get for cutting Brandon League.

    The Padres welcome Don Mattingly as manager.

    I’m cool with that, but only if the Padres can’t get Dusty Baker, Brad Ausmus, or Kansas City bench coach Don Wakamatsu.

  49. cappie the dog October 15, 2015 9:55 pm

    Brazilian music.

    The Portugese langauage.

    Caetano Veloso.

    Gilberto Gil.

    Legends both.

  50. st. anthony trojan October 15, 2015 9:58 pm

    Who is SHERLOCK ? is he the dude that smokes a pipe n wears a tam ??

    Dr. Watson is my personal physician…

    Like Hart Schaffner Marx…was my personal tailor B-4 time…

    Like Longs is my personal physician when me in Hawaii…he he he

    They have a very many outlets here…

  51. st. anthony trojan October 15, 2015 10:06 pm

    What was the name of Charlie Chan’s sidekick ?
    The Lone Ranger sidekick?
    Tarzan ?

  52. Makena October 15, 2015 10:18 pm

    I can see why UH chose Norm Chow as their head football coach in 2011. Chow was a very successful football coach coaching many top college teams as the offensive coordinator and even coaching for the Tennessee Titans when they made the 2007 playoffs. After that Chow now applying for a head coach position was interviewed by many colleges. None took him except UH. After coaching UH for two years with only four wins for his first two seasons I thought that he was gonna be fired. But board of Regents at UH Manoa had and still have confidence in his coaching. I very strongly disagree. The Board of Regents should have done something about him a long time ago. But since he’s had so much experience and success the Board of regents or the Athletic director should move Chow down to Offensive Coordinator (where he does best) and bring in a new coach. If UH doesn’t do anything soon about their football program it could possibly diminish into nothing if it hasn’t already. Its hard to think that just in 2007 UH was one of the best football teams in the nation with just one loss that whole season compared to UH’s 2014 season with nine losses and just four wins. Basically what I’m trying to say is that The Board of Regents needs to pull it together, Norm Chow should move to offensive coordinator or get fired, and bring back June Jones. Maybe June Jones could even be the offensive coordinator too. Jones is an unemployed coach who deserves to coach UH way more than Chow.

  53. 3-Prong October 15, 2015 10:25 pm

    Mr. Okole, das funny!

  54. 3-Prong October 15, 2015 10:29 pm

    17-14 Go Bows! I Believe…

  55. 3-Prong October 15, 2015 10:40 pm

    Yesterday I asked the blog if anyone knew the chop block rule. (Watch for it this Saturday against New Mexic). Because of the overwheling response (hehe) I looked up and found the following. Hope our defense comes out of this one healthy.

  56. BigFan October 16, 2015 12:09 am

    #49, Cappie, Brazil is associated with Bossa Nova when it comes to music and one of the greatest was Antônio Carlos Jobim. My favorite song for a long time was the Girl from Ipanema by Getz/Gilberto. I guess that song captured girls in bikinis with their essence of Brazil.

  57. st. anthony trojan October 16, 2015 12:31 am

    Stan Getz…. was he not the one play a sax.. with uncle bill in the white house…b-4 monica came along ?

  58. Duster October 16, 2015 2:06 am

    Gib’s contract agent was/is Russell Kaupu, not Bickerton.

    I also assume that the $200,000 in attorney’s fees do not all go to Bickerton. Some if it must go to the mainland lawyer Gib hired to address the NCAA matter.

    Part of the rationale for Gib to take less is to defer part of the payment over time for tax purposes. It must also allow UH to “raid” the litigation fund with amounts they budget each year a payment is due, instead of depleting the entire fund this year. The mediator apparently looked for creative ways to achieve a settlement beyond the typical negotiation of a lump sum payment.

  59. cappie the dog October 16, 2015 5:50 am


    I’m going to YouTube Antonio Carlos Jobim.

    This is Caetano Veloso.

  60. cappie the dog October 16, 2015 6:04 am


    A novelist named Sherman Alexie published a collection of short stories called “The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven”.

    Alexie, a Native American writer is a literary heavyweight, and somewhat of a jerk.

    He came to UH and antagonized the audience.

    Best lecture I ever attended?

    Iris Chang.

    She wrote “The Rape of Nanking” while still a graduate student at, I believe, San Francisco State.

    Reports say that she died in her car from a self-inflicted gun shot wound, but there are conspiracy theorists out there who believe that she was murdered.

    He dissed spam.

    He also smugly said that most of his people are illiterate and that his fanbase is largely white women.

  61. cappie the dog October 16, 2015 6:08 am

    With the point spread, I’m taking Hawaii.

    7 bottled waters from the vending machine at work is on the line.

    I work with a guy who played at Hawaii Pacific who is a Hawaii-hater because while he played for the Sea Warriors, he complained that UH would duck them.

  62. Come on, man! October 16, 2015 7:45 am

    “But since [Chow] had so much experience and success the Board of regents or the Athletic director should move Chow down to Offensive Coordinator (where he does best) and bring in a new coach.”

    unrealistic. Norm Chow signed a contract as head coach. I don’t think you can demote him to offensive coordinator without firing him and writing a completely new contract, and that would require chow to agree not to take a buyout, agree to the terms of the new contract, and agree to the demotion. He would most definitely reject it, and rightly so.

    also, if/when a new head coach is hired, it’s almost guaranteed that the entire current coaching staff will be looking for new jobs. Head coaches want to bring in their own staff and mold the team to their vision. They may not buy in to Chow’s Run n Punt offense and want to keep him up in the booth as OC.

  63. Ipu Man October 16, 2015 8:12 am

    Isn’t a “lobo” the one chasing the road runner in those cartoons?

  64. Ipu Man October 16, 2015 8:13 am


  65. Ipu Man October 16, 2015 8:20 am

    New York Warrior…you forgot my Oct 8th post 🙂
    Warrior NY,
    UH 31 – New Mexico 14
    If I win, give the prize to Steve M.
    I hate cheesecake 🙁

  66. Come on, man! October 16, 2015 8:22 am

    “Isn’t a “lobo” the one chasing the road runner in those cartoons?”

    A lobo is a north american timber wolf. The one chasing the road runner in loony toons is a coyote.

  67. Inyoface October 16, 2015 8:27 am

    I have yet to try a flavored malasada. They never had those when I lived there.

  68. Maddog50 October 16, 2015 8:51 am

    I will enjoy the dancing after we win decisively

  69. cocobean October 16, 2015 9:27 am

    St. Tony. Charlie Chan’s side kick was #1 son, no? I know Tonto was the LR’s associate but I think his side kick was Hi-HO Silva, part Chinese, part Portuguese. I heard Cheeta was kinda bummed when Jane came into the picture.

  70. Stephen Tsai October 16, 2015 10:31 am

    New post:

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