The son also rose

When you’re the son of a local athletic legend with the same name, the expectations can be daunting.

But Leroy Lutu Jr. managed to find his own path.

Both father and son were standout basketball players in high school. But it was Lutu Jr. who played the sport in college, as a Rainbow Warrior walk-on.

While the father had a successful football career at Washington, the son started his own gridiron career from scratch. He joined the Warriors with more enthusiasm than technique. But he developed from a popular scout player to the coming-of-rage moment when everybody, including himself, felt he deserved significant playing time. It was the equivalent of going from the mail room to an associate’s title.

This past summer, he earned a football scholarship and, this season, he won a part-time starting role. He was at his best against Air Force, when he showed his grittiness as a rover by helping to contain the perimeter. But that game exposed a season-long secret: He had been suffering from a shoulder injury.

Lutu is undergoing shoulder surgery and will not be available for the season โ€” and his collegiate โ€” finale against South Alabama. He earns a bachelor’s degree next month.


There are no guarantees in football, no guarantees in life. Just the way Leroy Lutu Jr. preferred.

* * * * *

Defensive tackle Calen Friel undergoes surgery today to remove screws in his surgically repaired ankle. The procedure should allow Friel to be ready for spring training.


* * * * *

Interesting that South Alabama’s acronym is USA.

COMMENTS

  1. greenthumb November 29, 2012 7:27 am

    Love these generational stories! Congrats also to Robyn and Paipai Falemalu.


  2. laulau head November 29, 2012 7:31 am

    Mahalo for being a Warrior Leroy! Prayers for a successful surgery and quick healing!


  3. tommui November 29, 2012 7:31 am

    GOOD MORNING HAWAII!

    Speedy recovery Leroy!


  4. maui warrior November 29, 2012 7:36 am

    Mahalo Leroy Lutu Jr.!!!


  5. Stephen Tsai November 29, 2012 7:50 am

    Yep, it’s great that Paipai and his mom are both UH students.


  6. Stephen Tsai November 29, 2012 7:53 am

    We take it for granted that for many, college is not an option.

    Time. Money. Obligations.

    There are no assurances about playing time. But student-athletes on scholarship should make the most of a free education. Take all of the classes you wish. Take classes that have nothing to do with your major. Take advantage of all that a university can provide.

    In the real world, everything is a la carte.


  7. Leron November 29, 2012 7:58 am

    Interesting how many sons of Hawaii prep greats ended up in this year’s senior class. Besides Lutu, Ostrowski and Rykin Enos had fathers who suceeded at the prep level. As for Lutu Jr., I seem to recall him getting that injurynasnfar back as the SDSU game. If it was, that guy has been a true Warrior playing through the pain.


  8. Annoddah Dave November 29, 2012 8:14 am

    ST & Tsaiko Blog Dogs:

    Like #7, Leron, I too noticed LL jr getting injured in the SDSU game. After that, he seemed to come out right after making a tackle quite often. I thought it was a durability or strength issue but it was not. That is pretty tough playing through injury. If it were me, I would be calling for my mommy!


  9. nanakuli November 29, 2012 8:40 am

    Is David Graves still on the team?


  10. Warrior Dave November 29, 2012 8:40 am

    Too many tragic medical stories both within the team and in my personal life with family and friends taking ill. Makes me look above and question why??? I’m not a religious person so maybe thats why I’m not getting any answers.

    All I know is life isn’t fair and bad things happen to good people like Leroy. Hope this holiday season brings good health and maybe a miracle or two to all that need and deserve it.


  11. al November 29, 2012 8:44 am

    to be sure…leroy lutu, jr has had a great college experience.

    i am sure that he’ll take his time here and apply all the good stuff towards a becoming a very successful man.


  12. madeinhawaii November 29, 2012 8:55 am

    Congrats to the Wahine Soccer and Volleyball team for receiving the Big West Sportsmanship Awards! That’s spreading the aloha!

    http://www.hawaiiathletics.com/news/2012/11/28/WSOC_1128120851.aspx?path=wsoc


  13. SteveM November 29, 2012 9:14 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Best of luck to Leroy Lutu Jr.!


  14. tommui November 29, 2012 9:32 am

    ST – “coming of rage”, “the son also rose”,

    BAD!


  15. Stephen Tsai November 29, 2012 9:34 am

    Tom Mui:

    I have theory people don’t really read me, so as a test, for the Fresno game, I wrote how the Bulldogs were raising the woof.

    The editors left it in.


  16. PurpleMaple November 29, 2012 9:38 am

    Get well Calen Friel. Speedy Recovery and waiting for your return in the spring. Same for Moses Samia. DL should be a strength next season with your return, other returnees and new additions. And aloha to Haku Correa and Geordon Hanohano. Thanks for being Warriors.


  17. PurpleMaple November 29, 2012 9:39 am

    Forgot. And aloha to LeRoy Lutu Jr. You guys were fun to watch.


  18. jm2375 (iPad) November 29, 2012 9:41 am

    Howzit Tsaikos!!

    Best of luck to Lutu Jr from a UHS alum!

    Pau with my meetings. Meeting CRW for dinner tonight. Does this qualify as a CC and establishment of the DC Chaptah?

    Go Warriors!

    Go Wahine!!


  19. PurpleMaple November 29, 2012 9:41 am

    Morning cobwebs. Paipai too. Aloha.


  20. clyde November 29, 2012 9:42 am

    There was a moment in the Air Force game when Lutu seemed to aggravate the injury; he clutched his shoulder and waved to the sidelines to indicate he needed to come out of the game. But the coaches didn’t see that and AF was about to snap the ball so Lutu stayed in the game and, if I recall, was in on the next tackle. When he finally took himself out, I thought he was done for the day, but he returned again (and again), and, as Stephen said, had his best game. Admirable qualities that will carry him well in the future. Best of luck to him.

    On a side note: I thought Leroy Sr. was the best two-sport athlete from Hawaii I’ve seen in the past 40-plus years. I’m sure he could have played DI basketball, too. Even Gov. Ariyoshi tried to persuade him to stay home and go to UH.


  21. jm2375 (iPad) November 29, 2012 9:53 am

    Clyde – IIRC, Lutu Sr wanted to stay home but his father wanted him to go. His dad was the type of man one does not disagree with and was always around. (I was a year behind him at UHS)


  22. d1shima November 29, 2012 9:55 am

    If the average spectator knew all the back stories, they’d probably be “fans”

    Mahalo and Aloha to Mr. Lutu, Jr. and his classmates.


  23. d1shima November 29, 2012 10:02 am

    Hmmm…..

    Stevie Wonder is set to pull out of a performance at a fundraiser for the Israel Defense Forces, a source told JTA.

    http://www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/jewish-world-news/stevie-wonder-to-pull-out-of-idf-fundraiser-1.481333?localLinksEnabled=false


  24. SteveM November 29, 2012 10:06 am

    jm2375 (iPad):

    November 29th, 2012 at 9:41 am

    Howzit Tsaikos!!

    Best of luck to Lutu Jr from a UHS alum!

    Pau with my meetings. Meeting CRW for dinner tonight. Does this qualify as a CC and establishment of the DC Chaptah?

    Go Warriors!

    Go Wahine!!

    Shhhhh… we were going to surprise him afterwards. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Please tell him so.

    Yup — (1) cattle call with an established area resident blogger (2) you are eligible to be an affiliate, and (3) Committed Road Warrior will not run away. ๐Ÿ˜›


  25. Annoddah Dave November 29, 2012 10:07 am

    @#23, d1: If he doesn’t, that’s a lot of missiles that could be bought. Or the cancellation could open a date for the Warrior Defense Fund!?


  26. koakane November 29, 2012 10:13 am

    ๐Ÿ˜Ž mid morning all, clouzy type of morning but have a good day no matter what

    best wishes to all the senior warriors graduating :mrgreen: and mahalo for representing

    jm no get me started about mr. lutu I seen ๐Ÿ˜ฏ things when leroy was at UH lab, that boy went thru a lot, happy all turn out well for him, family and brother frank

    let’s be there saturday and show appreciation to the warrior fball team for this season, no matter how you feel come out show respect….nuff said ๐Ÿ˜ฎ


  27. jm2375 (iPad) November 29, 2012 10:24 am

    Gramps – #26 I was trying to be, uhhh, diplomatic…


  28. mo808 November 29, 2012 10:29 am

    Good morning again! Thank you Leroy for being a true Warrior!


  29. mo808 November 29, 2012 10:29 am

    “In the real world, everything is a la carte”

    ST, Truer words were never spoken!


  30. Independent Thinker November 29, 2012 10:31 am

    Great report. Your writing is amazing. I will frequent your blog more often.

    Ok. That was my attempt at humor based on the spam we keep getting on this site.

    Back to work.

    31


  31. mo808 November 29, 2012 10:31 am

    Healing prayers to Calen Friel & all the other Warriors with owies!


  32. Independent Thinker November 29, 2012 10:37 am

    On a lighter note…I don’t think anyone here worships Manti Te’o. For those who cheer for him and wish him well, and I am in this group, we do so because he is one local braddah. We tend to like to cheer for the local braddahs and sistas who are doing good on the national scene. Like how we cheer for Obama, Victorino, Fernandez, and any other local braddah who is doing well on the national scene.

    This cheering for the local braddah apparently ruffles feathers in come chickens. To the chickens who find the cheering offensive, hang on, mofos, the Heisman and BCS stuff is almost over. Then the cheering will stop, for a while at least.

    2013 is looking better for us now, especially if we win, and we should win, the next game.


  33. koakane November 29, 2012 10:38 am

    jm #28 ๐Ÿ˜‰ bwhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa


  34. Shoko November 29, 2012 11:03 am

    I’m sure the discussion will arise again when Mariota becomes a Heisman candidate.

    Didn’t know that D1 reads the Haaretz. And to think that I was the only Jew that posted on the Warrior Beat. Shalom, Braddah!

    Now, if we get a Muslim to post on this blog, I think we can consider this blog relgiously diversified. Anyone read Al Jazeera?


  35. koakane November 29, 2012 11:23 am

    d1 of the jewish faith who knew ๐Ÿ˜›


  36. LizKauai November 29, 2012 11:36 am

    jm – howdy to CRW! YES That IS a CC! Hope you are having FUN…

    Healing Energy to all…

    Getting stoked about this weekend!!!

    GOOOOOOO WARRRRRRIORS!!!!


  37. LizKauai November 29, 2012 11:38 am

    Shoko – I read Al Jazeera English online… my fave lo-spin news reporting source, actually.


  38. Kekoa November 29, 2012 11:45 am

    Jmxxxx ~

    You must be having fun running the streets of your old ‘hood.’ We need to plan a cc on your return to download all those gov’t secrets you’ll be stashing on your iphone.

    Eh?! Who’s taking care of the blog mascot while you are away?


  39. Kekoa November 29, 2012 11:48 am

    Liz ~ Hope to see you at the T-gate sat.


  40. iwonderwhytheyhateme November 29, 2012 11:51 am

    Who/what is the blog mascot?


  41. Kekoa November 29, 2012 12:05 pm

    Isn’t it great to exercise your freedom of speech to call folks “Mofo’s?” Would you like to explain that acronym to the women who read this blog?

    Pau already.


  42. iwonderwhytheyhateme November 29, 2012 12:08 pm

    Mofo is short for More Fros. Higher and wider the better.


  43. Kekoa November 29, 2012 12:09 pm

    IWWTHM ~ @ 41…Her guard dog.


  44. madeinhawaii November 29, 2012 12:15 pm

    Heal well Calen Friel! …

    The gotta develop screws that don’t need to be surgically removed… Couldn’t they just make them out of titanium? I understand bone will fuse to titanium…


  45. Independent Thinker November 29, 2012 12:17 pm

    Mofo means Manoa Onions Flavorful Onolicious


  46. Independent Thinker November 29, 2012 12:22 pm

    STFU means Stephen Tsai’s Friends United, according to LizKauai.


  47. d1shima November 29, 2012 12:33 pm

    Shalom…


  48. d1shima November 29, 2012 12:34 pm

    For the Seniors.

    L’chaim….


  49. d1shima November 29, 2012 12:35 pm

    For the rest of us.

    BLT…


  50. mo808 November 29, 2012 12:41 pm

    @ 31.”Didnโ€™t know that D1 reads the Haaretz. And to think that I was the only Jew that posted on the Warrior Beat. Shalom, Braddah!”

    Shoko, D1 is very well read indeed! Shalom and blessing from a gentile who prays for Israel!


  51. 3-Prong November 29, 2012 12:47 pm

    Hehe. Guess I don’t have to buy d1 a Christmas present.


  52. Kevin November 29, 2012 12:50 pm

    Not Jewish but I enjoy the lyrical talents of one MATISYAHU:

    http://youtu.be/ChV5BZ8SmS0

    You’re all that I have and you’re all that I need

    Each and every day I pray to get to know you please

    I want to be close to you, yes I’m so hungry

    You’re like water for my soul when it gets thirsty

    Without you there’s no me

    You’re the air that I breathe

    Say sometimes the world is dark and I just can’t see

    With these, demons surround all around to bring me down to negativity

    But I believe, yes I believe, I said I believe

    I’ll stand on my own two feet

    Won’t be brought down on one knee

    Fight with all of my might and get these demons to flee

    Hashem’s rays fire blaze burn bright and I believe

    Hashem’s rays fire blaze burn bright and I believe

    Out of darkness comes light, twilight unto the heights

    Crown Heights burnin’ up all through till twilight

    Said, thank you to my God, now I finally got it right

    And I’ll fight with all of my heart, and all a’ my soul, and all a’ my might

    [Chorus (2x):]

    What’s this feeling?

    My love will rip a hole in the ceiling

    Givin’ myself to you now from the essence of my being

    And I sing to my God, songs of love and healing

    I want Moshiach now, time it starts revealing

    What’s this feeling?

    My love will rip a hole in the ceiling

    Givin’ myself to you now from the essence of my being

    And I sing to my God, songs of love and healing

    I want Moshiach now. ya

    Strip away the layers and reveal your soul

    Got to give yourself up and then you become whole

    You’re a slave to yourself and you don’t even know

    Want to live the fast life but your brain moves slow

    If you’re trying to stay high then you’re bound to stay low

    You want God but you couldn’t deflate your ego

    If you’re already there then there’s nowhere to go

    If you’re cup’s already full then its bound to overflow

    If you’re drowning in the water’s and you can’t stay afloat

    Ask Hashem for mercy and he’ll throw you a rope

    Looking for help from God you say he couldn’t be found

    Searching up to the sky and looking beneath the ground

    Like a King without his Crown

    Yes, you keep fallin’ down

    You really want to live but can’t get rid of your frown

    You try to reach unto the heights and wound bound down on the ground

    Given up your pride and the you heard a sound

    Out of night comes day and out of day comes light

    Said nullified to the One like sunlight in a ray,

    Make room for his love and a fire gone blaze

    Make room for his love and a fire gone blaze

    [Chorus (2x):]

    Yah yah, yah yah yo yah yah…

    [guitar solo]

    Yo [x13]

    And see, I lift up my eyes where my help come from

    And I seen it circling around from the mountain

    Thunder!

    You feel it in your chest

    You keep my mind at ease and my soul at rest

    You’re not vexed

    When I look to the sky where my help come from

    And I’ve seen it circling around from the mountain

    Thunder!

    You feel it in your chest

    Ziggy-yiggy-yo viggy-yiggy-yo

    Said Thunder!

    You feel it in your, I feel it in your,

    Thunder!

    You feel it in your, I feel it in your,

    Thunder!

    You feel it in your, I feel it in your,

    Yo ho ho..ah!

    Woo!

    What’s this feeling?

    My love will rip a hole in the ceiling

    Givin’ myself to you from the essence of my being

    Sing to my God (wah, ha ha..)

    Zee wah yo

    Zee wah yo ho..

    Ho yo..

    Zyeh yo ho ho

    Yah!


  53. madeinhawaii November 29, 2012 1:07 pm

    And I thought mofo was a mocha with extra foam, PLEASE…. <–big please…


  54. Wes'side Warrior November 29, 2012 1:11 pm

    Howzit, Gang!

    Guess by now, you guys didn’t catch me on the news with a nice, new PowerBall check… ’cause I (we) neva hit ’em! Eh… maybe next time!

    As always, healing prayers for all those in need, physically, mentally, and spiritually. Notice how the vernacular has been drifting more and more to the censor zone over this past year… whatevas.

    Mahalo to Wafan and your gang, for doing what you do! Echoing Kekoa’s sentiments… if you guys could see and feel the joy you bring with these kinds of projects! It is so unexpected. But when it arrives, it hits like you’ll never know! It’s a very emotional thing…

    Just… mahalo nui loa!


  55. Kevin November 29, 2012 1:15 pm

    Powerbal would have been nice.

    I wonder what a charitble tax deduction of 15 million would be like for a 5-story UH student athlete academic and athletic facility complete with the latest in physical therapy tehnology, first class weightroom, lounge and academic study center….

    One can dream… ๐Ÿ™


  56. WarriorMojo November 29, 2012 1:17 pm

    Kevin, is that dude legit? I like reggae a lot and to me it seems that if you’re not Rastafarian, then using those riddims is one thing, but throwing in the words like “Irie” and “Selassie” and “I and I” is another thing altogether, form without substance. Fake.

    I don’t think Matisyahu does that, but I get the impression he expresses non-Rastifarian religious fervor (Hassidic?) through his reggae influenced music. Haven’t quite been able to get my head around that yet. Seems sort of like using a Christian hymn to exalt the praises of Allah. Or like an avowed LDS member proclaiming that God spoke to him in prayer and told him to go enhance the fortunes of Catholics in Indiana, but I digress.

    I should probably just give Matisyahu a listen, but it’s hard to accept the music purely as music when it seems to have such significant political/religious intent.


  57. clyde November 29, 2012 1:25 pm

    jm2375: Yes, I remember the situation quite well. His dad, believe his name was Kip, was an intimidating fella. Leroy, on the other hand, was very mild-mannered, and one heck of a basketball player during a period in which high school basketball (particularly in the ILH) was huge in Hawaii. Had the pleasure of watching him play a lot because of my job. As I said, one of the greatest.


  58. d1shima November 29, 2012 1:26 pm

    3-Prong,

    No problem….but I will accept all the Hannukah gifts!

    heheheh


  59. d1shima November 29, 2012 1:29 pm

    mo808,

    …maybe more like Simply Red? ๐Ÿ˜•

    nahnahnah, j/k!


  60. Kevin November 29, 2012 1:36 pm

    WarriorMojo,

    Matisyahu is legitimately Jewish. He’s been performing in that same style since the early 2000’s before the big labels found him.

    I thought it was a marketing ploy but he is real.

    The thing with reggae is that its a musical style. The way words are sung and the structure is a kin to people that play reggae and practice Rastafarianism (if that is a proper term) but most that play in the reggae style do not make the same references Rastas do.

    For Matisyahu he mixes in old school 80s beatbox hiphop freestyling with some religious chanting from his Jewish background and its only the music and style that is reggae.

    Just look at all the local acts. How many are Rastas?

    He is different for sure.


  61. Kevin November 29, 2012 1:37 pm

    Funny thing about some local groups is they represent that Reggae vibe and make references to “straight out of Babylon”…

    Brah, Babylon where? Where the old Gem’s used to be on Dillingham??? ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜†


  62. leron November 29, 2012 1:39 pm

    #60 I recall a PAC-5 football game when Leroy went down with an injury. The elder Lutu jumped on the field from the stands to check on his son. A few ushers tried to stop him but were smart enough to back off after realizing the situation.


  63. leron November 29, 2012 1:41 pm

    And yes, Lutu Sr. could hoop. Along with the Morales twins, they won it all in ’78.


  64. WarriorMojo November 29, 2012 1:47 pm

    Al, I keep thinking about last night’s birdie tale. You sure that birdie wasn’t cuckoo?

    That tale of an inability to learn a system doesn’t seem to fit with a player who is supposedly a very good student. And why would learning a few pass routes be so difficult? He would have already known them from his other position. I’m not sure I understand that.

    I do get the part about inconsistent attendance (consistent inattendance?) at practice, but I’m guessing that occurred after several “deactivations”. Doesn’t make it okay, but I can see how it happened.

    But thanks for the info. Always good to know what the birdies are saying.


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  67. Da Punchbowl Kid November 29, 2012 2:26 pm

    Regarding the Rastah-Jewish thing… If Psy is considered a “rapper” and has overtaken The Biebs in youtube views, then I suppose, musically, anything goes.


  68. Kevin November 29, 2012 2:33 pm

    What is PSY?


  69. Kevin November 29, 2012 2:43 pm

    Oh.. โ€œpsyโ€โ€ฆ that gangnam CRAP.

    Kind of glad there is a hiatus at the Stan Sheriff Center with the Wahine away for the NCAAs.. sick of that garbage being played over the PA system after the second set intermission.

    But then again there is basketball seasonโ€ฆ.. ugh.

    Just another thing to look forward to NOT hearing again when it all comes crashing down 12/21/2012! ๐Ÿ˜†


  70. al November 29, 2012 3:00 pm

    wmojo…usually the birdies are spot on. especially since they are perched out there daily at cooke field and/or the practice field.


  71. al November 29, 2012 3:01 pm

    st…i remember that fresno line. at the time i thought it to be a very clever play on words what with fresno being bulldogs that would go woof.


  72. al November 29, 2012 3:04 pm

    after reading the st write up on mike edwards, watching last night’s news and then the leahy x2 show…one could say it is anybody’s guess where he’ll be this coming spring.

    i assume it will all come down to what the draft assessment is. of course we all know that the pre-draft evals are sort of like the 2″ rule.


  73. manoa#1 November 29, 2012 3:12 pm

    no wonder why lutu could’nt tackle he was playing with a bum shoulder and that shoulder problem he has started from spring ball that’s why he did’nt play in the warrior bowl.


  74. 3-Prong November 29, 2012 3:18 pm

    #58 okey-dokey d1, you will get that present the moment I see you with your yamaka on lighting the candles. Hehe


  75. iwonderwhytheyhateme November 29, 2012 3:30 pm

    Recruiting update from Brandon Huffman (scout.com recruiting analyst)

    3 players from Dorsey High School in LA have agreed to make visits to Hawaii.

    1. Jayme Otomewo – 6’2 3* Safety

    http://recruiting.scout.com/a.z?s=73&p=8&c=1&nid=5954325

    2. Daquawn Brown – 6’0″ 3* Corner

    http://recruiting.scout.com/a.z?s=73&p=8&c=1&nid=5954326

    3. Billy Vaughn – 6’1″ 2* Receiver (Apparent verbal to SDSU)

    http://recruiting.scout.com/a.z?s=73&p=8&c=1&nid=6395191


  76. jm2375 (iPad) November 29, 2012 3:31 pm

    Kekoa – mascot is being cared for by those fine MWR folks while hubby is also off-island (separate trip) and Screecher is at her Granny’s. ๐Ÿ˜€


  77. WarriorMojo November 29, 2012 3:39 pm

    Okay, Kevin, just checked out your link and referrals to the acoustic versions of Sunshine and One Day. Those were pretty good. I also checked out his cover of Redemption Song. That wasn’t good at all in my opinion. But I am now motivated to dig out one of his CDs, probably the first one, that I impulse bought at Tower Records some years back. Miss digging around in record stores.


  78. Derek November 29, 2012 3:43 pm

    Can anybody rundown the recruits counted to 2013 so far. And of the grayshirts, who counts for 2012 and who for 2013. So, how many so we have left to actually offer by the spring signing in early February. What are the needs the coaches are saying? Are we filling those needs. Looks like, we need a punter too. Can we get a walk on for that? Is CeeJay Santos a walk-on or did he receive a scholarship offer? I assume Tepa will get a scholarship. Who else?


  79. WarriorMojo November 29, 2012 3:47 pm

    Al, okay. Thanks for the info. There’s always two (maybe more) sides to a story so it’s good to hear from the birdies. Still, I find it hard to believe that he couldn’t have helped out on the active roster somewhere.


  80. Kevin November 29, 2012 3:54 pm

    WarriorMojo,

    If you get the chance, his acoustic pieces for “Sunshine” and “One Day” are even better than the full studio version.

    The best one for ‘One Day’ is the one he did live for Sirrus Satellite Radio.

    As you know, you can see the talent in any artist when you break it down to the essentials with a raw mic and a few unplugged instruments.

    BTW, not a fan of ANYONE doing Bob Marley covers. There are some songs best left untouched. Wyclef Jean’s rip off of Redemption Song was the worst ever.


  81. jm2375 (iPad) November 29, 2012 3:58 pm

    Had a nice dinner with CRW.

    Mr. A-house – Annapolis is about 45 min away and is equidistant from DC and Baltimore. Likely to be cold in November. Bring lots of warm clothes if you’re gonna brave the cold for 4 hrs on 11/9/13. ๐Ÿ˜€


  82. koakane November 29, 2012 4:10 pm

    slow day?


  83. iwonderwhytheyhateme November 29, 2012 4:33 pm

    Whoa….Monte Kiffin resigning from USC.

    http://www.latimes.com/sports/sportsnow/la-sp-sn-monte-kiffin-resigns-usc-20121129,0,6743333.story


  84. Pomai November 29, 2012 4:33 pm

    al I have also heard these rumors, but sometimes people (even birdies) can’t see the forest because of the tree’s. just say’in


  85. mo808 November 29, 2012 4:39 pm

    @83. Koakane, Ma Korah? (Hebrew for What’s up?) ๐Ÿ™‚


  86. mo808 November 29, 2012 4:42 pm

    Correction: Ma koreh? Not Ma korah?


  87. greenthumb November 29, 2012 4:49 pm

    84 iwethm, would be nice if son follows suit before we have to see him on sidelines.


  88. wafan November 29, 2012 5:05 pm

    Good evening!


  89. Leron November 29, 2012 5:06 pm

    #81….just to note, “One Day” was written by local boy Bruno Mars


  90. wafan November 29, 2012 5:08 pm

    Seems the use of questionable language is back.

    No wonder so many regulars no longer post.


  91. Chicken Grease November 29, 2012 5:20 pm

    Kekoa:

    November 29th, 2012 at 1:52 am

    Now if we could just get Chicken Grease to come harmonize with the Tsai-ko Tsingers…

    Ah, mahalo, kekoa, for this sentiment. Um, a Grease loves this board (a Grease knows, a Grease knows — “then why don’t you MARRY it?!?!?” ha ha, ba-doink! Madcap!!!), and all of you Tsaikos (me, too) and Tsaikettes and Mr. Stephen Tsai, you’re all terrific and a Grease is sure you folks have a great time when you’re together.

    Grease is kind of a loner (but, not a lone gunman, bwahahaha) is the reason for the season. I’m not really good in get-togethers. It is not to be stuck up, seriously (not to you folks, though a Grease is stuck up to others, bwahahahah!). Maybe one day at a karaoke, where you’ll certainly love my voice — and a Grease wishes he joked about that. Sumimasen.

    Actually haven’t gone karaoke . . . in years.


  92. WarriorMojo November 29, 2012 5:28 pm

    #90 Wow, seriously? I remember seeing Bruno Mars when he was five years old, doing his Elvis thing and I remember thinking, “Wow, this poor kid. Once he outgrows his little kidness, nobody’s going to care about his Elvis.”

    Hah, jokes on me. I was right about the Elvis thing, but I’d say he’s done pretty well for himself as a performer and composer. Now that’s one local bruddah I can get behind.


  93. Kevin November 29, 2012 5:36 pm

    Bruno Mars best song written:

    “**** You” performed by Cee Lo Green.

    It was the best song in a while…

    “I see you walkin around town with the girl I love, I say “**** you”

    C’mon guys, all the males on the blog, tell me you’ve never felt like saying that in that situation! NO LIE!!! ๐Ÿ˜†


  94. Kevin November 29, 2012 5:37 pm

    Now that’s one local bruddah I can get behind.

    If Koamahu were around I bet he could get behind Kealiโ€™i Reichel. ๐Ÿ˜Ž


  95. el burro sabio November 29, 2012 6:09 pm

    #79 – was that Derek or was it really IWWTHM? ๐Ÿ˜‰


  96. kapakahi November 29, 2012 6:59 pm

    #84,

    From talking to an LA buddy, quite a few of his SC alum friends have been pressuring Haden and McKay to cut Monte Kiffin loose….or else cut loose both the Kiffins.

    Obviously Monte fell the sword…..to save his son.


  97. gobows November 29, 2012 7:07 pm

    #70 & #87 don’t know the pronunciation, and no disrespect, but seeing ma koreh reminds me of another fad dance craze, the macarena.

    #52 reminds me of sean paul, kinda hard to catch the words the 1st time listening, but the beats are solid.


  98. Slugger November 29, 2012 7:16 pm

    Healing prayers for Lutu & Friel, and all of our hurt Warriors.

    See you seniors at graduation.


  99. SteveM November 29, 2012 7:16 pm

    100


  100. iwonderwhytheyhateme November 29, 2012 8:12 pm

    #96,

    I have no reason to post as someone else. Especially for a question that like that.


  101. Chicken Grease November 29, 2012 8:23 pm

    A Grease believes iwwthm’s defense.


  102. Stephen Tsai November 29, 2012 8:34 pm

    There were a lot of questions.

    I can see why it would seem like the work of the Riddler.


  103. gobows November 29, 2012 8:40 pm

    interesting…southern miss is going to transfer to nebraska a 2013 home game (from hattiesburg to lincoln) in exchange for $2.125 million. southern miss’ buy out of coach ellis johnson’s contract is 2 mil.

    hawaii should try to schedule some games at nebraska so they can increase the recruiting budgets.


  104. madeinhawaii November 29, 2012 8:53 pm

    Hmm.. UH could use the 4 year scholarship deal for blue chippers sitting on the fence…. but even then, there’s not promise that they will produce if they know they have 4 guaranteed years…


  105. laulau head November 29, 2012 8:58 pm

    Aloha and Mahalo WAC!!

    http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/blog/eye-on-college-football/21190398/


  106. iwonderwhytheyhateme November 29, 2012 9:04 pm

    I see a lot of..well, nevermind. That wouldn’t be very nice of me to go down that road.


  107. mo808 November 29, 2012 9:05 pm

    ^^^ thanks for the memories!


  108. Old School Dave November 29, 2012 9:10 pm

    Now for something completely different: Why can’t the UH band play something inspiring like this?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NYjTd5eYyI


  109. 3-Prong November 29, 2012 9:20 pm

    107: Oh Man laulau head!!! You just hit the refresh button on my memory bank with those nightmare clips of Marshall Faulk #28 running wild at Aloha! Don’t know whether to thank you or curse you.


  110. ALLAN November 29, 2012 9:23 pm

    ALL U.H. SPORTS PROGRAMS DESERVE THE ANNUAL SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD FOR WITHSTANDING AND TAKING THE HIGH ROAD AGAINST NCAA’S DEEP FEAR, AND EVEN DEEPER HATRED FOR ANY U.H. PROGRAM.


  111. laulau head November 29, 2012 9:23 pm

    #111: oops…my bad. Well then, Aloha also means GOOD BYE!


  112. Margarita Wucherer November 29, 2012 9:49 pm

    I am currently on Virgin Mobile with the 300 minutes a month + unlimited texts/data. Unfortunately, the amount of data I’m actually using does not seem to be available through their website- when I click on the link for web usage, it just says “unlimited.” Anyone know a way to get it?


  113. 3-Prong November 29, 2012 9:49 pm

    Yup, that’s what faulk used to say on his way to the end zone. Well the WAC was fun while it lasted. Time fo da nex chaptah!


  114. Kevin November 29, 2012 10:01 pm

    Rumors this, rumors that. Reminds me of all the girls in high school…


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  119. Chicken Grease November 30, 2012 12:37 am

    Stephen Tsai:

    November 29th, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    There were a lot of questions.

    I can see why it would seem like the work of the Riddler.

    Riddle me this, iwwthm-brain! ๐Ÿ˜‰


  120. Kekoa November 30, 2012 2:28 am

    CG. ~ IWWTHM-brain=curiosity solved. He will always ask the questions others may fear. His mission is to drive ST crazy with questions!


  121. wafan November 30, 2012 2:43 am

    Aloha Friday. At last!


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  123. Slugger November 30, 2012 4:54 am

    Morning! Happy Aloha Friday!

    Laters…

    GO WARRIORS!!!


  124. 99club November 30, 2012 5:02 am

    Huh. I thought South Alabama’s acronym was FL.


  125. Chicken Grease November 30, 2012 5:25 am

    Kekoa:

    November 30th, 2012 at 2:28 am

    CG. ~ IWWTHM-brain=curiosity solved. He will always ask the questions others may fear. His mission is to drive ST crazy with questions!

    Right on, kekoa. Got it ๐Ÿ™‚ .

    Heh. Can you imagine a Bale’s Batman confrontation of a decidedly iwwthm villain of Gotham in an alternate (or just plain iwwthm in a comic book-based) reality? That growling voice, “WH’RE YOU ASKING SO MANY QUE’TIONSSSSHHH!?!?!?” BWAHAHAHHA. Gotham Police Commissioner Tsai would exist as well. Wonder (pardon the pun, not on Stevie W., but the “wonder” in “iwwthm”) what a “iwonderwhytheyhateme” costome would look like?

    Anyway, you know what they say about guys who ask too many questions, heh!

    Ohayoooooooooooogozaimasu, kekoa and to all of the rest of youse!


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  127. 3-Prong November 30, 2012 5:37 am

    Manti is soooo Good,………HOW GOOD IS HE?, …….Manti is so good, he can lead cheers, mop up

    the sweat and the basketball team beats Kentucky! Top that Johnny! Hehe


  128. 3-Prong November 30, 2012 5:43 am

    ……….Go Wahine!


  129. Kekoa November 30, 2012 5:55 am

    CG ~ IWWTHM actually wears a community activist hat on weekends and holidays. I credit him for trying to make a difference in his neighborhood. He is a more noble person than his blog handle may suggest. His unsuccessful district campaign might have been hampered by the controversy over his connection with a powerful member of the Sports media.


  130. d1shima November 30, 2012 6:17 am

    Great Morning All!

    Nice write-ups on the Seniors this week.

    …didn’t know that Hanohano is pre-med. Nice!

    Congratulations to the families of all these fine men, soon to be Graduates!


  131. 3-Prong November 30, 2012 6:21 am

    …interesting that Manti Teo said he made the decision to go to ND while sitting in his Punahou english class watching the movie Dead Poets Society. If signing day was a day prior he would have been a Trojan.


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