“Lone Survivor”

Marcus Luttrell, Norm Chow
Marcus Luttrell, Norm Chow
Marcus Luttrell, the Navy SEAL whose story is portrayed in the book and movie “Lone Survivor,” met UH coach Norm Chow last week. After a nice conversation, Luttrell agreed to speak to the Warriors in November.

Luttrell’s story is inspiring.


  1. Kaimuki Kid May 20, 2015 9:56 am

    Good morning everyone!

  2. haka May 20, 2015 9:57 am

    Inspiring indeed!
    A Warrior in every sense!
    Go Warriors!

  3. nutmegger May 20, 2015 10:06 am

    A long time ago I bookmarked the link
    that would take me to ST’s blog.
    It worked fine until a few days ago – now to see today’s post got to scroll to bottom of yesterday’s post and click on ST’s link to today’s blog.
    How come?

  4. boolakanaka May 20, 2015 10:06 am

    Every year a team of folks either leave the team or transfer–there is not some bigger story lying in wait. Since Jesus played JV football at Mt. Jerusalem High, people have been transferring.

    They may have seen they were going to get a lack of playing time, or the position being stacked for the next 3-4 years, or just don’t like sunshine 300+ days a year, but it happens every year, to every team.

  5. nutmegger May 20, 2015 10:07 am

    I think that is why so few posts now.

  6. jimmy the lock May 20, 2015 10:23 am


    Bookmark this: http://hawaiiwarriorworld.com/category/warrior-beat/?php

    Works for me.

  7. nutmegger May 20, 2015 10:28 am


  8. st. anthony trojan May 20, 2015 11:20 am

    Does ne one know if he is waiving his fee of 100 k to speak in November ?

  9. jm2375 May 20, 2015 11:59 am

    AkamaiOkole – Sorry, no moooo for me Friday. Screecher’s appt for today was rescheduled for Friday afternoon. Gunfunnit. Next time.

  10. hitman May 20, 2015 12:22 pm

    morning everyone !! chow can give speak for this him self !! he the only one from his 1st staff here yet !! and save that 100k they blow money the way they blow game at UH !! LOL

  11. lawaia May 20, 2015 12:28 pm

    Akamai Okole: Will be attending your cattle call. Mahalo. Imua Na Koa Anuenue.

  12. 3-Prong May 20, 2015 2:40 pm

    jimmy the lock: thanks for the link. I was having the same problem.
    In honor of Letterman’s farewell, how bout a Stupid Joke Wednesday instead?

    jm2375: watch ur mouth (gunfunnit)…hehe

  13. H-man May 20, 2015 2:46 pm

    Why bloggers are not posting? There’s little excitement being generated about the football team. The only things we hear/read constantly are the financial crisis of UH Athletics and poor football season ticket sales. And of course there’s the NCAA report of violations by the basketball team. All negative stuff. We’re not even getting feedback on last minute recruits or no recruits to fill out the depth-chart on the O and D-Lines. Wait, a two-deep depth chart has not been released. It’s all covered in grey fog. Yet, I feel there’s a lot to be excited and positive about the upcoming season. The defense looks solid with the returning players. Lots of experience on the D-side and lots of questions on the O-side of the ball, but no one is talking or writing about the upcoming season. It should be exciting. How many times can you play the current reigning No. 1 on their home turf? We can’t win, but it will be interesting to see just how well or badly the team plays. The opening Colorado game should tell a lot of what to reasonably expect. But without feedback from UH Athletics, the fans have nothing to chew on.

  14. H-man May 20, 2015 2:55 pm

    And, is Chow challenged? I was going to say color blind, but some people might take offense. I mean pink shirt with a baby-blue tie. Maybe he’s at a baby shower? He became a grandpa recently, right? Oh yeah, my son is color blind. We always chuckle when he comes up with some really loud colors in selecting cars. He’s learned to ask. And we always lie to him. “Yeah, looks good. The brown you chose is nice (but it’s really a loud aqua).”

  15. st. anthony trojan May 20, 2015 3:00 pm

    Yes H- man… n don’t 4 – get the lies about that ‘so called scrimmage game’ at the stadium…that is the pits… worser then deflategate he he he…punahou english he he he

  16. jimmy the lock May 20, 2015 3:22 pm

    What’s the difference between an oral thermometer and a rectal thermometer?
    The taste.

    Where do you find a no legged dog?
    Right where you left him.

    I almost had a psychic girlfriend, but she left me before we met.

    A man and his wife were awakened at 3:00 am by a loud
    Pounding on the door. The man gets up and goes to the door
    Where a drunken stranger, standing in the pouring rain, is
    Asking for a push.

    Not a chance,’ says the husband, ‘it is 3:00 in the
    Morning!’ He slams the door and returns to bed.

    Who was that?’ asked his wife.
    ‘Just some drunk guy asking for a push,’ he answers.
    ‘Did you help him?’ she asks.
    ‘No, I did not, it is 3:00 in the morning and it is pouring rain
    Out there!’

    ‘Well, you have a short memory,’ says his wife. ‘Can’t you remember about three months ago when we broke down, and those two guys helped us? I think you should help him, and you should be ashamed of yourself!’

    The man does as he is told, gets dressed, and goes out into
    The pounding rain.
    He calls out into the dark, ‘Hello, are you still there?’
    ‘Yes,’ comes back the answer.
    ‘Do you still need a push?’ calls out the husband.
    ‘Yes, please!’ comes the reply from the dark.
    ‘Where are you?’ asks the husband.

    ‘Over here on the swing,’ replied the drunk.

  17. Danzdaman May 20, 2015 3:47 pm

    16 JimmyTL
    Reminds me of the late night shenanigans Rasu Begasu (RIP) used to post.

  18. Stephen Tsai May 20, 2015 4:17 pm

    Don’t worry, they’re not going to pay anyone to speak.
    Not 100 K, not 100 dollars.

  19. Stephen Tsai May 20, 2015 4:19 pm

    So, true about finding the blog.
    I gave up the other day and just posted a link on Twitter.
    Not sure why some items don’t appear. Or some appear and then disappear.
    Hey, I’m just a peon.

  20. Tempmanoa May 20, 2015 4:38 pm

    Riggins and Patterson were talented young men from good Southern California schools– but they were unproven and inexperienced. More troubling would be the loss of Blake Muir, our best offensive lineman in 2012– and maybe the best in many, many years who started every game as a freshman but transferred to start at Baylor. Dick Tomey said that was a huge loss of possibly the most talented player on the team. We also lost Ben Dew, like Muir, a player from down under, expected to start on the oline in 2013 he left to start at Houston. We suffered from those transfers as we did with the transfer of Trevor Davis who started for CAL and in a PAC 12 game scored back to back TD’s on returns, and two TD’s off passes– we could have used him on our receiver core. All three guys were outstanding in attitude and work ethic. Those things happen but they kill a team like ours.

  21. cappie the dog May 20, 2015 4:51 pm

    Imagined conversation between Lebron James and Coach Phil Handy.

    Phil: Good morning, Lebron.

    Lebron: Who are you?

  22. cappie the dog May 20, 2015 5:01 pm

    Kolten Wong finally produced from the leadoff spot.

    Now he is a legitimate All-Star contender.

    I think he was something like 1-15 before today’s breakout game.

  23. Stephen Tsai May 20, 2015 5:06 pm

    I remember UH was playing a football game against Utah. The night before, the Golden State Warriors and Utah Jazz were playing an exhibition game. A bunch of reporters attended the hoops game. After it ended, we headed into the locker room. The PR guy was like: “No, no, we’re limiting how many people can talk to Joe Smith,” who was the No. 1 pick that year. We were like, Who cares about Joe Smith. We want to talk Phil Handy. Handy was surrounded by Hawaii reporters.

  24. 3-Prong May 20, 2015 6:38 pm

    Thank you Mr Lock. I needed that…

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  26. Tiki808 May 20, 2015 9:30 pm

    I can’t wait to hear his story. He played for the Navy Midshipmens. Good evening!

  27. Tiki808 May 20, 2015 9:48 pm


  28. hitman May 20, 2015 9:58 pm

    thanks ST 4 INFO !! to bad chow was more of a people person !! would help out a lot !! no hipe with him as da coach !!

  29. Maddog50 May 21, 2015 2:51 am

    Boola, regarding transfers. You are so right. People leave for various reasons. Remember way back when I know we had like 110 plus or so at training camp, the depth charts were 4 and 5 deep at all positions with some guys not even on the board. Guys would leave in the middle of the night at training camp never to be seen again. Guys would just up and quit in mid season. The departure of one Casey Ortiz was probably the most infamous one. It only matters who stays—

  30. Boolakanaka May 21, 2015 5:06 am

    Maddog, not sure if you overlapped, but my HS coach was Tommy Ronquillio– crazy crazy bruudha- who I was at once terrified of, and secretly wanted to be…

  31. Old School Dave May 21, 2015 7:01 am

    Ben Clarke, IMHO, has been the best offensive lineman for the past 3 seasons for UH (started as a true freshman in 2012). Very steady and dependable player.

  32. A-House May 21, 2015 7:10 am

    Clark and Miur:

    why did they leave and what can be done to correct this?

    yes, players leave for whatever, but dig deeper and find out why and correct, if can!

    otherwise, where will the improvement(s) be???

  33. A-House May 21, 2015 7:18 am

    one General Order for US Army soldiers is to follow all “lawful orders” from a superior.

    and this was the crux of Lt Calley’s order in the Mi Lai massacre in Viet Nam – several members of the platoon testified that all they were doing was following orders – it was a tough call as the VC used women and children to use bombs to kill US service members such as explosives in bicycle handle bars or under bags of food

  34. A-House May 21, 2015 7:44 am

    saw Lone Survivor at Windward Mall – incredible story!

  35. A-House May 21, 2015 7:46 am

    anyone else watching to see if UH will leave Eurpoa with commitments such as the 16 year old who gave UH a bad time receiving her serves?

    it’s been a LONG time since Shoji recruited gals from Europe.

  36. chawan_cut May 21, 2015 8:21 am

    congrats to the Iceman! he who giveth me my lame nickname. glad to see he is doing well!

  37. bouncingball May 21, 2015 8:27 am

    Hurry on down to Ross Store at Ward. They have couple of classic “Norm Chow – Chasing Championships” UH logo tee shirts for $8 with 10% discount on senior Tuesdays. Sure to be a collectors item – think I’ll buy one and wear it to season opener.

  38. Ipu Man May 21, 2015 9:10 am

    Gorgeous day. Good morning everybody.
    Go Bows!

  39. Stephen Tsai May 21, 2015 9:15 am

    New post: http://hawaiiwarriorworld.com/?p=31139

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