No Game Today, But We’re Still Talking

I don’t remember a UH team being so… appealing to its fans. There’s just something above and beyond their athletic talent. I think the viscidity of this team is probably the one thing that endears them the most! They’ve got this whole mutual-support and admiration thing going on.

While Colt has certainly developed a little fan club at my house, as well as across the State of Hawaii, I have recently brought more of the Warriors into my own little admiration radar. See, most normal people and sports fans look at stats, I look at off-the-wall things and who the people are that stand behind those stats. (I never said I was normal.) I have to give June Jones credit for doing a little bit of the same… in a way. I think the Coach is looking for talent, heart and real people.

Colt Brennan display at home

In addition to Colt, I need to add the following to my list of admired team members (for a variety of reasons):

  • Ryan Grice-Mullins Grice-Mullen
  • Davone Bess
  • Dan Kelly
  • Jason Rivers
  • C.J. Hawthorne

I know I need to add to this list but I can’t always remember the names of the ones that cause a blip on my internal radar. This is my on-going project. I’m working on it! 🙂

The game last weekend was a scary one! It was rainy and muddy but they still managed to pull it off with a 42 to 35 win over San Jose State! Coach Jones commented on a news interview after the game that it was surprising to see a field like that at a Division 1 school. Apparently the San Jose State players were used to it because their uniforms were nowhere near as slopped up as those of the Warriors.

Little tidbits I found interesting:

  • Colt has now achieved 125 touchdowns and has officially broken Ty Detmer’s record
  • The 7 – 0 record the Warriors now hold is theirs for the first time since 1981
  • Colt passed the ball 75 times in the game and this was a school record

One of the ESPN News casters said, “Even when he’s down, this Colt is kicking.” Nice analogy. I’ll just call him the comeback quarterback. Sloppy mud is hard to run in, never mind trying to hold on to a football! That had to be difficult for both the quarterback and his receivers! Sheesh! It was a good game with an exciting finish! Nice job guys!

Make good use of the weekend off — you’ve earned it but you’ve still got a ways to go! Next week is Home Coming! The last alert I saw was that there were less than 4,000 seats left. Woo hoo! This is gonna be a good one with a lot of fan support! Count on it! You can count on us all to keep talking too!

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11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Sheila // Oct 21, 2007 at 1:27 pm

    Evelyn- I love that you’re blogging about UH football. (Chicks that dig football unite!)

    Good luck this weekend at your homecoming!! I’ll be pulling for ya. 🙂

  • 2 Evelyn // Oct 21, 2007 at 4:32 pm

    Hi Sheila! We may get to watch it in real time since Aloha Stadium may be sold out! They used to broadcast the games live if they were sold out but I’m not sure how they’re handling that now. It would be nice if they do! Thanks for the well wishes, it’s nice to know we have a cheering squad away from home too! 🙂

  • 3 Rod // Oct 21, 2007 at 11:29 pm

    Hi Evelyn,
    Thank you again for continuing to keep us all informed on the going ons of the Hawai’i Warriors football team. I do believe that if Colt Brennan continues pulling rabbits out of his hat like he did against San Jose State last week and the Warriors do indeed go undefeated, he could possibly win the Heisman Trophy! Now wouldn’t that be something for the Islands of Hawai’i!! Those other guys you mentioned along with him in your article, Grice Mullins, Bess, Kelly etc. are indeed the cream of the crop. They are the best receiving corp in all of college football today. But looking at the polls recently and listening to some of those critics on ESPN (though Hawai’i is now ranked as high as number 14 in some polls) they still in my opinion don’t get the respect they deserve. I am so hoping that this team does go undefeated just to quiet down some of those so-called critics! Anyway keep up the good work and GO WARRIORS!!!!!

  • 4 HawaiiVacationGifts // Oct 22, 2007 at 1:44 am

    I think Colt Brennan is not only talented, but he has got so much heart. Did you know he took 3 semesters of Samoan language so he could communicate better with his team mates?

  • 5 Evelyn // Oct 22, 2007 at 5:42 am

    You know, Rod, I agree… UH doesn’t get the respect they deserve (for athletics and beyond). Aside from the fact that they are overdue for a perfect season, I would love to see them go all the way so the naysayers have to eat crow!

    Hi HVG! I was just thinking about you yesterday — seriously. You know, there are reasons that I saw a lot of heart in Colt, but that one is beyond the call! OMG! No, I did not know that. 🙂 Let’s face it, this incredible young man is on a mission! Thanks, Cheryl, for sharing that little gem of knowledge — what a great addition to our continuing updates. Making note to self to repeat that one again later. I love it!

  • 6 Rod // Oct 22, 2007 at 1:36 pm

    I too did not know that! Are you serious? He actually took 3 semesters in Samoan language to communicate with his fellow players? Now that’s what I call complete dedication to his craft. I do hope he finishes the season in fine fashion; for this is one guy who’s truly deserving of whatever life has to offer. GO COLT!!!!!

  • 7 HawaiiVacationGifts // Oct 24, 2007 at 1:29 am

    Hi Evelyn,
    You inspired me to do a Colt post complete with the best links about him, and where I found out about him learning Samoan. You can read it here:
    http://doublebrush.typepad.com/hawaiivacationgifts/2007/10/uh-quarterback-.html

  • 8 Evelyn // Oct 24, 2007 at 6:49 am

    This is great, HVG! Thank you for the links you posted in your story too! You’re awesome! I love all these new tidbits!

  • 9 Sheila // Oct 24, 2007 at 2:35 pm

    FYI – I just came across this link where you can vote for Colt to win the Heisman Trophy. Your blog would be a good way to get the word out. I think you have to register to vote, but you also get a chance to win a trip to the actual trophy presentation in NYC. Here is the link: https://r.espn.go.com/espn/contests/theheismanvote/index

  • 10 Evelyn // Oct 24, 2007 at 2:49 pm

    Woo hoo! Thank you, Sheila! I will be sure to do just that this weekend! You guys are so awesome with all these great links!

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