Posts Tagged ‘UH Warrior’

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Reading a story in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today titled Ten esoteric Hawaii facts UGA fans should know reinforced just how special and exciting this University of Hawaii Warriors football team has been this year. Sports Writer Chip Towers does an excellent job highlighting some of the things that really sets this team apart and paints a great picture of what this football team has achieved this season.

From other Sugar Bowl reports throughout the week, it’s obvious that the University of Georgia Bulldogs are not going to that the Warriors lightly. What it means to me is that college football fans across the county, especially those from Hawaii, are in for one hell of an exciting game.

GO WARRIORS!

-NGK

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Even these mice at Honolulu Hale are getting excited about the Sugar Bowl. I just hope they aren’t sitting next to me on any of our flights from Honolulu to New Orleans.

Speaking of getting to The Big Easy, we were just talking to Sarah (Kelly’s brother Jonathan’s girlfriend) who is also making the trip to cheer on the Warriors. Come to find out, there is someone that I know taking a “crazier” route to NOLA. If you thought two stops from Honolulu to Houston, then a five hour drive to NOLA was insane, think again.

Her trip starts on Friday when she leaves Honolulu for Maui. From there, she takes the red-eye to Los Angeles and has a nine hour layover. From LAX she heads to Dallas where she’ll spend the night before jumping in a car and driving nine hours to NOLA. She gets there on Sunday. WOW!

Now that’s a die hard fan…or so I though…until Sarah told me about a couple of her friends that are flying into Indiana, then driving 20 hours to NOLA. I wish them all the luck in getting there on time and hope weather in the midwest treats them kindly.

If you’ve got a story to share about your travels to the Sugar Bowl, let’s hear about it.

GO WARRIORS!

-NGK

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Be sure to pack your WHITE shirt for the Sugar Bowl. This message hot off the press from the University of Hawaii Athletics website:

The Allstate Sugar Bowl is more than a week away but Head Coach June Jones has already called his first play. And, this one is for the fans.

Jones is calling for a “White Out” in the UH sections and is asking all UH fans in attendance at the Superdome to wear a white shirt. Georgia Head Coach Mark Richt has called for Bulldog fans to wear black shirts.

“This is something that both the UH and Georgia fans can have some fun with and it will be unique to our game,” Jones said. “UH fans can wear green shirts around New Orleans during the week to show their UH pride and then sport a white one at the bowl game.”

The UH football team has been designated as the visiting team and will wear its white jerseys. Georgia, designated the home team, will wear black jerseys.

“We’re in favor of whatever will help motivate our team and rally our fans,” Herman Frazier, UH athletics director, said. “This is an incredible opportunity for our entire state, so we want everyone to enjoy themselves and revel in our team’s success.”

Also, in doing a little research on Weather.com, looks like the temperatures in New Orleans during Sugar Bowl week will be in the 60s during the day and 50s at night. Pack accordingly.

GO WARRIORS!

-NGK

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I have to constantly remind myself that there is still Christmas to be celebrated before we head off to New Orleans…not to mention New Year’s Eve to enjoy before the big game between the UH Warriors and Georgia Bulldogs! Everyone is getting really excited to leave Honolulu to head to NOLA!

My pal Regan just received our game tickets in the mail the and we’ll be cheering on the Warriors in section 616, row 15. Pretty solid seats considering the price we paid. I’d much rather be along the sideline than stuck in the end zone.

Everyday I’m finding out there’s more and more Hawaii people I know going up for the game. There’s going to be a real feel of Aloha Spirit injected into NOLA that week. With all of the hype, people are even contacting me via this blog to share in the excitement. A guy by the name of Lester S. who will also be traveling to the game left the following post today:

Hi! Came across your website while searching for people going to the Sugar Bowl. I’ll be there as well. I’ll be blogging my journey. I’ll try to keep an eye out for you and say I if we run into each other. See my blog at http://sugarbowlbound.blogspot.com.

Have a safe and fun trip and see you in New Orleans! Go Warriors!

The countdown to kick-off continues. If you happen to be heading to the game, I’d love to hear from you.

-NGK