The funniest person I know (sorry Augie) — the beautiful Lei Colburn (Pearl City ’79), an engineer and field manager for The Gas Company — has selected the winning entry. And two tickets go to … Slugger.
I guess karma does work. I’ll drop off the tickets at the tailgate.
By the way, Augie is performing on Maui, and in Kaneohe and Kapolei this month. OK, OK. Augie is the funniest person I know. But Lei is a close second.
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Reminder, tickets will be at Will Call (under the real names of winners or designated recipients) for:
• Pete Jek
• Made In Hawaii
• Tombo Ahi
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Don’t you love the feel of a big game?
The Boise State and Washington games in 2007. The Fresno State game in 1999. Roosevelt-Farrington in 1976. Whoops, digressed there.
For UH, I think the big concern is going to be Wisconsin’s passing game — to the possession guy Nick Toon, to the speedy Isaac Anderson, to that Mark Cmura-like tight end. Oh, yeah, and running back John Clay is the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year. It should be an interesting night.
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Bring the Snickers. We could be at Aloha Stadium for a long time.
It’s Senior Night and, UH, trying to make a long event even longer, has decided to honor the seniors before and after the game. I guess they couldn’t squeeze in a ceremony during the game.
And let’s not forget the alleged kickoff time is 6:30 p.m.
I’m older than dust, and I’ve seen a lot of Senior Nights. Some were heart-tugging (Bob Wagner’s farewell a week after he was fired), some were ridiculous (the fence at midfield for Colt Brennan’s class).
Here’s how to fix it:
• Give the plaques at Sunday’s banquet. Really. This is supposed to be a farewell, not a credit union commercial. I say this every year, and guess what? Each player has a group pose with people they’ve never met. And what exactly happens to these pictures? Is there a Rustin Saole picture hanging in a credit union branch?
• Introduce the seniors, let them run together to midfield for a four-corners bow, and then let them go around the stadium to greet the fans. That was the intent when Nelson Maeda took the first Senior Walk. And please, please do not let all those people crowd the area where the seniors are being introduced. Again, it’s not about them. And don’t let them give their lei until after the seniors circle the field.
• One team, one dream, one coordinator. Ever see the eight people try to get the players to line up alphabetically? It’s like the TSA at the airport: A lot of scolding, not much movement. Pick a coordinator, any coordinator, and everybody else get out of the way.