Inside Sports for Wednesday — October 05, 2005

• Take it or leave it; it’s still a memorable game


Take it or leave it; it’s still a memorable game

By Duane Shimogawa Jr. – THE GARDEN ISLAND

Although State, there are still it’s been four days since the University of Hawai’i football team fell to Boise a few vivid images (all bad and worth forgetting) that stick in my mind like a day-old hangover.

For one, I’d like to thank Roy-den Tanaka and Toni Malina for their hospitality, while catching the UH game at their house in Lihu’e.

Their huge, flat-panel TV screen stretched wide and took up a portion of their elegant home, which played host to the antics of Wala’au’s Dickie Chang as well on that fateful Saturday evening (you OK, Dickie?).

Good thing his main squeeze, Rachel, was there, otherwise, who would’ve known what would’ve happened?

But back to the game or grue-some event that displayed lots of long TD throws, freakish special teams plays, endless points, and the worst part: throw-ups!

Luckily or unluckily, Tanaka has TiVo, which records the game as it goes, so as UH quarterback Colt Brennan sprayed the soaken field with Gatorade and last night’s dinner, most of us were looking away at more interesting sites, but Tanaka caught it and rolled the forgettable clip back.

But that’s not the first time and certainly not the last incident for Brennan, who’s been known to “let loose” often, especially during games.

However, Warrior head coach June Jones seems to like what he sees from Hawai’i’s “new” quarterback (at least what his arm can do).

“We (Colt and I) were walking off the field after the game and he thanked me for sticking with him.

“I told him that he was doing fine and to just hang in there and it’ll get better each week. And it will, I’m anxious to see him two or three years from now,” Jones said.

In a press conference, Jones also noted that he is aware of Brennan’s throwing up and had to chuckle because a couple of players mentioned that he’s pretty amazing because he “threw a touchdown and threw up in the same play.”

Yes, pretty amazing stuff, but let’s hope that he can bring us some wins, which seems really hard to come by recently for UH. And I definitely could handle the Gatorade gushes from Brennan, just as long as he keeps the games close, exciting. Plus a win or two wouldn’t be so bad after all, I mean, come on, we had to tolerate the wet stuff!

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