Category Archives: What’s Happening

Just Quiz, Baby!

Just Quiz, Baby!

From Oakland to Los Angeles back to Oakland and now Las Vegas, the Raiders have a storied history that includes some of the NFL’s biggest games, most controversial moments and most colorful personalities. Raider Nation, this Pop Quiz is just for you. We came up with a dozen questions that will test your knowledge of…Continue Reading »

‘Bows Add 6-8 Transfer

‘Bows Add 6-8 Transfer

James Jean-Marie, a versatile 6-8, 225-lb. forward from Montreal, has announced his intention to join the University of Hawaii men’s basketball program. Jean-Marie is a transfer from the University of San Diego, where he averaged 7.4 points and 5.2 rebounds in 32 games last season. “I enjoy the coaching staff at Hawaii, and the university,…Continue Reading »

What’s Wrong with the WWE?

What’s Wrong with the WWE?

Declining ratings. Disgruntled talent. Disenchanted fans. The make-believe world of professional wrestling – um, sorry, “sports entertainment” – is struggling with a real-life quandary: The undisputed leader in the industry is going through the doldrums. Oh, Vince McMahon’s World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) is doing fine financially. In fact, the publicly-traded company stands to make more…Continue Reading »

Gary’s Blog:

Gary’s Blog:

I was a little down last week when “The Last Dance” ended. I learned a few things this past week without more Michael Jordan to look forward to. I thought I’d like the Lance Armstrong documentary, which is sort of the MJ replacement on ESPN. Well, it was on at the same time, but that’s…Continue Reading »

They Were Special

They Were Special

By Lance Tominaga. In football, a lot of emphasis is placed on the offense and defense, but knowledgeable fans know that special teams play often makes the difference between winning and losing a game. Special teams affect field position and can change the momentum of a contest with a blocked punt, long kick return or…Continue Reading »

ESPN Honolulu Scrapbook #10

ESPN Honolulu Scrapbook #10

It’s time again to turn back the pages of our ESPN Honolulu archives. This time around, we only take a shallow dive, revisiting images from 2018 and 2019. They were certainly eventful years, filled with big names, special events and memorable moments. Our essay today highlights just some of the events and promotions members of…Continue Reading »

Pearls of Wisdom

Pearls of Wisdom

A generation or two from now, when members from the Class of 2020 have teenaged children of their own, the question will be asked, “What was your graduation ceremony like?” And the reply will be, “Well, Covid, that’s an interesting story…” But although the coronavirus pandemic has put a damper on our graduation celebrations, the…Continue Reading »

All-Time Warriors: The Defense

All-Time Warriors: The Defense

By Lance Tominaga. Earlier this week, I presented my (very) subjective picks for the University of Hawaii’s All-Time Offensive Team. This time around, I’ll focus on the defense. As you might imagine, it was a thankless and nearly impossible task. Historically, defense has always been the heart and soul of the Rainbow Warrior football program,…Continue Reading »

The Greatest Lakers of All Time

The Greatest Lakers of All Time

By Lance Tominaga. Best friends don’t always agree on everything. Case in point: My buddy since elementary school was always a Los Angeles Lakers fan, while my team was the Philadelphia 76ers. In high school (yes, I’m dating myself), Philip would go on and on about this talented young NBA player named Earvin “Magic” Johnson.…Continue Reading »

The Sad Tale of Casey Ortez

The Sad Tale of Casey Ortez

All Casey Ortez ever wanted to do was play football. He loved the game. He lived it and breathed it. When he set foot on the University of Hawaii campus in the spring of 1973, the promising young quarterback was handed a questionnaire. Under “Contemplated Profession,” he simply wrote, “pro quarterback.” Nine years later, when…Continue Reading »