Unlike the Warriors, I received no robot love today as my computer decided to take a giant dump on me. If only I were speaking figuratively! Actually, I am, here's today's news items.Local:
Stephen Tsai writes about the football helmets stolen from UH players
during the post-game celebration (sigh), Greg McMackin designing the WAC championship ring, Washington native Leon Wright-Jackson getting ready for the Huskies, and Jacob Patek and Davone Bess being named players of the game by their coaches.
Ferd Lewis writes about Herman Frazier's psychic abilities
Dan Nakaso takes a look
at UH's facilities, finances, revenue streams, what may be lacking, and how BCS money may help.
Davone Bess apologizes for taunting Nevada fans
Robert Shikina writes about being wary of scalpers and counterfeit tickets
for the Washington game.
Dave Reardon writes that C.J. Hawthorne, Hercules Satele, Michael Lafaele and Jason Rivers will play in the Hula Bowl
. Also on that page is an article by Reardon about the Warriors being focused and ready for Washington.
Kalani Simpson comes from out of Nebraska
with a cold and gray Sidelines column about the Huskers, firing coaches or ADs, the perception of UH in the "heartland," drinking booze, and not wanting to stay up late anymore. Pretty depressing stuff.
Reardon and Brian McInnis have a few words
from Washington coach Tyrone Willingham about his team's potential role as a spoiler. The article also mentions the ESPN announcers bringing up the state of the facilities, and the stolen helmet situation.
Speaking of which, Stephen Tsai writes on the Beat
that Greg Salas' helmet has been returned, with three still missing. He also has some injury updates, news that Colt is not a Davey O'Brien finalist, and video from today's practice.
Dave Reardon writes on the Extra
that Francis Maka, who is recovering from a fracture in his leg, may be able to play against Washington. Also from the post is news about Davone getting reprimanded by the WAC, and a few words from Seattle Post-Intelligencer reporter and AP voter Molly Yanity about where she's been placing UH in her poll and why.Washington:
Don Ruiz of The News Tribune profiles Colt Brennan
. Washington QB Jake Locker has some words of praise.
John Boyle of The Olympian writes about Saturday's matchup
, with quotes from Colt Brennan and June Jones about not taking Washington lightly.
Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times has some notes about the Huskies from Hawaii
and what they're saying about playing against UH. A couple quotes from Wilson Afoa:
"Basically you are going against the state of Hawaii when you are in that stadium," said the senior defensive tackle.
"We have a chance to spoil their BCS bowl," he said. "And that's a goal for us."
And John Boyle talks to some Huskies about staying focused in Hawaii
Here's an AP article about Hawaii's perfect season so far
The AP's Tim Booth previews the game and writes about the teams on the BCS periphery that will be rooting against the Warriors
.Vote for Colt!
Bill Dwyre of the LA Times has a great column about his hopes that UH will crash the BCS
ESPN's Tim Keown writes a half-serious half-joking column about wanting to see Hawaii play for the national championship
Yahoo Sports' Dan Wetzel has an all-serious proposal that would make it possible for UH and other non-BCS teams to actually compete for the national title. Playoffs, baby!