Old Faces, New Places

Old Faces, New Places

“You’re joking, right?” ”I wish I were. I’m the ‘Niners fan, not you. Now, give me your arm.” Sara’s on her morning shift. Of all the nurses here, she’s my favorite. When you’ve been in this hospital for as long as I have, you appreciate someone you can really talk with. And anyone who loves…Continue Reading »

You Gotta Laugh

You Gotta Laugh

They say laughter is the best medicine. In this turbulent, scary time are are in, it helps to take a moment and enjoy some gentle humor. Here are some of our favorite memes that we have come across over the past week or so. Some are related to sports. Others are focused on…well, toilet paper.…Continue Reading »

The Night Tony Davis Went for 45

The Night Tony Davis Went for 45

It happened 40 days before U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the “Hawaii Admission Act,” which officially established Hawaii as the country’s 50th state. It was a cool evening in Manoa Valley on the night of February 6, 1959. Inside the University of Hawaii’s Otto Klum Gym, however, Tony Davis was sizzling hot. The next day’s…Continue Reading »

Takeout, curbside, and more!

Takeout, curbside, and more!

We at ESPN Honolulu love food as much as (maybe more) than we love sports. During these tough times, it could be daunting just thinking about what to prepare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner everyday now that restaurants and bars have been mandated to cease dine-in services in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The usual establishments…Continue Reading »

These Crazy Times

These Crazy Times

By Lance Tominaga, ESPN Honolulu Web Editor. At church last Sunday morning, I approached one of our elders – a good-natured kupuna who enjoys greeting everyone with a handshake or hug. This time, however, it was a bit different. ”What should we do?” he asked with a smile. “Fist bump? Maybe touch elbows?” i didn’t…Continue Reading »

Thirty Years Ago Today…

Thirty Years Ago Today…

Today, we hop into our Time Machine and take a look back at some of the major sports headlines on March 19, 1990 – exactly thirty years ago. The University of Hawaii Rainbow Warrior basketball team was gearing up for one of the biggest games of the Riley Wallace era. Spring training was set to…Continue Reading »

Opening Line: Marcus Mariota in Las Vegas

Opening Line: Marcus Mariota in Las Vegas

It didn’t take long for Hawaii’s Marcus Mariota to find his new NFL home. On the first day of the league’s free agency negotiating period, the 2015 Heisman Trophy winner agreed to terms with the Las Vegas Raiders. It seems like a win-win situation for almost everyone involved. The Raiders get a talented QB who…Continue Reading »

Gary’s Hoop Scoops: Shocking End

Gary’s Hoop Scoops: Shocking End

This feels different today, writing about the last week. Now I’m about to revisit the pain and shock of the last week as reality set in very quickly five days ago. I, like many of you, were looking forward to seeing our UH Rainbow Warriors play in the Big West Tournament. I wrote last week…Continue Reading »

Five Landing Spots for Marcus Mariota

Five Landing Spots for Marcus Mariota

The negotiating period for NFL free agents has begun, and already there have been blockbuster trades and contract agreements. DeForest Buckner to the Colts. DeAndre Hopkins to the Cardinals. Austin Hooper to the Browns. But what about Marcus Mariota? The Tennessee Titans have moved on from their 2015 No. 1 draft pick, and that’s probably…Continue Reading »

The 1919 Stanley Cup

The 1919 Stanley Cup

It’s safe to say that no calamity has impacted the sports world as much as Covid-19. The pandemic has put a halt to the NCAA, NBA, NHL, MLB, PGA, Nascar and many other sports entities. Still, it wasn’t the first time that a major sports championship was halted because of a virus. In 1919, the…Continue Reading »