The match won’t be televised and there’s a little competition from some event at Aloha Stadium, but the volleyball Rainbow Warriors play UC San Diego this afternoon in the Stan Sheriff Center.
First serve is at 5 p.m.
The Warriors are 4-2 an 2-1 in the MPSF. Middle Taylor Averill is off to a good start.
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The merits of the Pro Bowl can be debated.
The thing is, it seems to make folks around here happy. You can see it when a fan, behind a fence, yells to a player from his favorite team, and the player responds with a thumb’s up sign. And for a week, Honolulu becomes South Beach. There’s more of a buzz around town.
Oahu’s an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. There are no pro teams. There are no Fortune 500 companies. For one week, this gets to be Cinderella. Nothing wrong with that.