News: UH Play in Christmas Eve Hawaii Bowl

Tuesday, December 23, 2008


Most people have heard by now that the UH Warriors football team will be “bowling” tomorrow, playing in the 7th annual Hawaii Bowl at Aloha Stadium. Here’s a nice article from the Hawaii Today column of the website.

College football doesn’t seem like it would be a normal holiday tradition in Hawaii, but then again, maybe it is. You see, of the six previous Hawaii Bowl games, UH has played in 4 of them, and have a record of 3-1 going into tomorrow’s bowl game. Each previous Hawaii Bowl has either been played on Christmas eve or Christmas day, and you can find more details from this Wikipedia article.
As for the Fighting Irish, this is their first trip to Aloha Stadium for the Hawaii Bowl, and it is a welcomed reward after a dismal 6-6 season. Seeing how cold and miserable the weather in the Midwest is right now, and seeing that Cindy and I drove out to visit friends in South Bend last month, we know Notre Dame will at least enjoy the weather.
Of course, the Warriors had bigger dreams last year when they played Georgia in the BCS Sugar Bowl, finishing off a 12-0 season prior to losing to Georgia. Expectations weren’t very high at the start of this season for the team after they lost a pretty strong graduating class of seniors in ’08, as well as their popular head coach.
Catching the Game
If you’d like to add a little football to your holiday fesitivies (and you have cable or satellite), the game will be broadcasted nationally on ESPN and kickoff is at 8pm Eastern, 3pm HST. We’ll be with family tomorrow, but you can be sure that the guys, at least, will be around the TV shortly after dinner. 
Go Warriors!

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Kris and his wife Cindy are avid Maui fans, and have visited the island half a dozen times since '06. Over the years, they have made many friends living on Maui or through social media, which keeps them in touch with the island until they can return again.

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