Tid-bits from the world of sportsn This is a small attempt to make a
column look like an internet web page.
– It’s fun. It’s colorful. And
you can try clicking on the boxes (but it won’t work). Anyway, what you’ll see
below are brief little tid-bits from the recent world of sports.
many of you went to the NFL Quarterback Challenge last week? Got burnt? Funny
how the sun comes out just in time for big events like the challenge and the
PGA Grand Slam. Must be some kind of Aloha thing.
– NFL Quarterback
Challenge winner Jake Plummer seemed like a regular-enough-guy during the
post-event meeting with the press. He didn’t have a chip on his shoulder like
some big-name NFL players. As a matter of fact, all of the eight quarterbacks
who competed were on the regular-guy side. Brad Johnson of the Washington
Redskins, in particular, was quite personable.
– Moving on to soccer,
how about the end of the KIF varsity boys regular season. It’s hard to picture
another three-way tie for first place in the near future. All three teams were
so evenly matched. What’s more, all three teams relied on different types of
skills to be successful. The Waimea Menehunes were veteran-oriented and tough.
The Kapa’a Warriors were quick and highly skilled. And the champion Kaua’i Red
Raiders were fast, fast and more fast, with top-notch teamwork and
– Kapa’a High School soccer player Tyler Wakuta had an
interesting season. He finished as the leading scorer in junior varsity boys
with six goals, but he only played some of the games before being moved up to
the varsity where he finished among the league-leaders with five
– It’s almost impossible to say enough about the season Kaua’i
High School’s Brad Lum-Tucker had. He’s been a starter since he was a
sophomore, and it was interesting to see him go from a steady defensive
performer two years ago to a capable veteran as a junior to a leader and
got-to-guy as a senior. He blocked shots, he made three-pointers, he made
clutch shots, he passed for many assists, he played defense doggedly. And, if
anyone has the name of somebody else who has averaged 20 points a game in KIF
basketball, please send it to us. Lum-Tucker scored exactly 20 points per
– Michael Jordan went to Washington, so does this mean he’ll be
running for President in 2004 or 2008? Maybe he’ll be running against Jesse
Ventura. Or maybe they’ll be on the same tag-team ticket. Why else would Mr.
Jordan Pick Washington (sounds like a movie title)?
– Remember the
Washington Bullets? A politically incorrect nickname if ever there was one. But
it’s not the only nickname having to do with weapons. Anyone remember the
Houston Colt .45s?