UH Warriors are 2007 WAC Champions!

100 Years of EducatingThe UH team members were excited and fired up for this game. You could see it in their body language and the degree of overdrive in their step! It wasn’t until the 2nd Half that they were able to put a little bit of a lid on it and get into their focused groove that we’ve all grown to love, admire and enjoy.

Davone Bess flipped, literally, into the end zone for a touch down and a rather painful un-sportsman like penalty. I guess you could call it a celebration penalty of sorts. Bess celebrated with a somersault over the goal line. There were a couple of times during the game that I was amused by the frivolousness thought that part of their practice must be for aerial gymnastics! 🙂 That’s not to say that spectators don’t appreciate it. I personally think it adds to the excitement. The referees, however, disagree.

Colt broke the tie for the record of most touchdown passes that was held by Ty Detmer. With TD pass number 122, Colt surpassed the record and continued to add to it. Near the end of the game, Colt had the ESPN sportscasters singing his praises. In addition, both C.J. Hawthorne and Jason Rivers were also in great receiving form! Ryan Grice-Mullen didn’t seem to receive as much play as the others receivers but he also seemed to have a slight limp, which may have been the reason.

One of the highlights for me was listening to the ESPN sportscasters eat a little crow as the UH Warriors began to outshine Boise State. They had to do some serious CYA back peddling as the game neared its final minutes and the University of Hawaii Warriors sealed their 39 to 27 win over Boise State. For spectators like myself who were tuned into every word of these sportscasters, it was too late… the damage was done. They did try to cover up so maybe not everyone noticed the bias that went relatively unchecked during the first three quarters or so of the game.

This Warrior team has had to work very hard. They have had to work hard to remain undefeated and even harder to earn some kind of respect — respect that they really do deserve! Congratulations to the Warrior football team for a job well done!

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11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Rod // Nov 24, 2007 at 4:28 pm

    Hi Evelyn,

    Caught the game last night and I must say I knew Hawai’i had it in the bag when Colt Brennan finally got it going. He had a tough first series but after that it was his for the taking! As I’m writing this to you Missouri now leads Kansas (also 11-0) 14-0. If this continues, and I’m sure it will, Hawai’i will be the only undefeated team in the entire nation. What an accomplishment for their football program!! As far as those so-called experts at ESPN that continue to say Hawai’i is not that good of a team, they’re all eating crow now! Keep up the great work Evelyn and GO WARRIORS!!!!!

  • 2 Evelyn // Nov 24, 2007 at 4:42 pm

    Hi Rod! Thank you for your comment. 🙂 I’m excited and worried about the whole picture. I’m hoping they will be able to stay strong and focused for the game against Washington next week! I can’t wait to be there for the senior walk. It’s a real mixed bag of emotions for that one!

  • 3 Rod // Nov 24, 2007 at 7:18 pm

    It’s all over! Final score: Missouri 36, Kansas 28. HAWAI’I is now the only undefeated team in the country! Is this destiny or what? GO WARRIORS!!!

  • 4 Evelyn // Nov 24, 2007 at 8:07 pm

    Woo hoo! Thank you, Rod, for that update!

  • 5 HawaiiVacationGifts // Nov 25, 2007 at 12:02 am

    Hi Evelyn,
    Thanks for the comment on my UH Hawaii new WAC Champions post.

    Living in the middle of a rainforest in the boonies we don’t have cable, so had to wait till the 10:00 news. All the newscasters were smiling so I knew that we had won!

  • 6 Evelyn // Nov 25, 2007 at 5:32 am

    Actually, Cheryl, you got the good part — the feedback from our local media! You got the recap with the excitement and all the clips from the great moments. What you didn’t have to listen to was the nay-saying, ESPN staff! In all fairness, there are a couple of staff members over there that appreciate the talents of the Warrior team, but not very many. Everybody does have to have their picks, I guess.

  • 7 Pua + Keoki // Nov 25, 2007 at 7:34 am

    most important…we are loving it and join Rod’s call “GO WARRIORS, GO!” pua and keoki

  • 8 Evelyn // Nov 25, 2007 at 8:28 pm

    Hey Pua! I almost missed that one again! Maybe adding Keoki’s name helped it to stand out! 🙂 Thanks for dropping in and I think we’re all feeling that way right about now! They’ve sure got a huge fan club!

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  • 10 Lea // Dec 3, 2007 at 5:07 pm

    I would like to Congratulate The University of Hawaii Warriors on their tromping of the University of Washington. I’m a Seattleite but my heart is in Hawaii. I’ve had several associations with the UH, my son swam many meets at the UH against and in combination with the UH, he swam for Oakland University and had the chance to get to know many on the UH team, after ten years he is still good friends with many graduates. He has told me more than once that he attended the wrong school. We have always found the spirit accelerated at UH and the members of the teams very outwardly friendly and welcoming. After attending many football games there as visitors and guests, I have become a big supporter of UH. Your win this weekend showed the support and spirit needed especially during a possible defeat, you fired up and ended up receiving the notoriety and attention your team well deserves. Best of luck at the Sugar Bowl and continue your PERFECT SEASON!
    Go Warriors

  • 11 Evelyn // Dec 3, 2007 at 5:30 pm

    Thank you for dropping by, Lea! What very kind words. Thank you for that! Your web address just reminded me… my most painful thought these days is that soon we will be losing several of these young men as they move on to the NFL or to further their educations.

    I’m afraid we have grown very attached to them. Then I think about the tremendous amount of love that has been shared recently, I think about the lyrics and that damn melody from “These Islands” and I’m done for! How to rip at my heart strings! OMG!

    Thanks for sharing, Lea! “This is Aloha!”

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