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Bobby’s Preview: UH-SJSU

Bobby’s Preview: UH-SJSU

By Bobby Curran. Finally, the conference season gets underway, and it does so with a bang, as Hawaii hosts defending MWC champion San Jose State. The Spartans are vastly improved over the teams that fifth-year head coach Brent Brennan fielded just a couple of years ago. As a 1998 Hawaii grad assistant, Brennan was elevated to…Continue Reading »

UH-Oregon State Preview

UH-Oregon State Preview

By Bobby Curran. Oregon State opened last week with a 30-21 road loss to Purdue. It’s always hard to gauge the meaning of a first game. Almost certainly, fourth-year year head coach Jonathan Smith will hear rumblings of a QB controversy. Colorado transfer and Oregon native Sam Noyer started and did not fare well. Noyer…Continue Reading »

Preview: Hawaii-Portland State

Preview: Hawaii-Portland State

By Bobby Curran. The last time Portland State played a football game was before Thanksgiving in 2019. During that 2019 season, the Vikings were 5-7, and 3-5 in the Big Sky conference. They ran it more than they threw it, but gained 3,096 yards in the air and 2,349 on the ground. They scored 34.7…Continue Reading »

Gary’s Blog: This & That

Gary’s Blog: This & That

By Gary Dickman. I wrote last week how starting this week we have football every week until mid-February. And that’s a great thing. We still have a lot to look forward to with other sports as well. This weekend will mark the end of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. I’ve enjoyed most of what I’ve watched.…Continue Reading »

The Good Old Days

The Good Old Days

By Lance Tominaga, ESPN Honolulu Web Editor. As I write this on my iPad, the Olympics are being shown on my 50-inch flatscreen. Next to me, my smartphone is sending me text notifications on the latest sports headlines. And my Apple computer is streaming “The Sports Animals” show. What a world we’re living in. I’m…Continue Reading »

Gary’s Blog: Fifth? Seriously?

Gary’s Blog: Fifth? Seriously?

By Gary Dickman. I always feel a little down when a pro sports season ends. No matter the sport, I always feel that way, wishing the sport could continue after a playoff and championship. So when the NBA season ended last week, I was feeling that way for a little while. Perfect timing with the…Continue Reading »

Gary’s Blog: A Great Holiday

Gary’s Blog: A Great Holiday

By Gary Dickman. Usually, the month of July doesn’t offer me much in sports. I’ve always dreaded this month in a normal sports year. But this year, I’m really enjoying July. The NBA Finals will conclude this week, then the Olympics start. By the time the Olympics finish, the NFL will be having preseason games.…Continue Reading »

Gary’s Blog: Baseball Bonanza!

Gary’s Blog: Baseball Bonanza!

By Gary Dickman. Hi, I’m back. It was a very interesting trip for me back to New York and New Jersey. I could write about it for weeks, but today I’ll just keep it to sports and other unusual occurrences that I experienced. I’ll start with the sports. I usually go back in March, and…Continue Reading »

Gary’s Blog: Aloha, Robert

Gary’s Blog: Aloha, Robert

By Gary Dickman. The pain and sadness of sports actually felt good this time. More on that later. I wish I didn’t have to write about this. For most if not all of us, 2020 was the worst year ever. Not just with COVID, but the tragic losses of two brave Honolulu police officers, Kobe…Continue Reading »

Gary’s Blog: New York, New York

Gary’s Blog: New York, New York

By Gary Dickman. I’ve been a sports fan since I was a little kid. Nothing mattered as much to me as my teams’ success, or in many cases, lack of success. And that’s kind of why I’m not sure how to feel right now as a spirts fan. Two of my favorite teams are still…Continue Reading »