Our man Stan gets some advice
IT was just a couple of nights ago, in the office, that we found out one of our sports guys, Stan Lee, was going to attempt this Sunday's 33rd annual Honolulu Marathon. Like I did last year.
Kalani, you rode the course in the back of a pickup truck.
Oh. Yeah, no? But still yet, we felt it was our place to offer Stan a healthy dose of encouragement and advice.
Dave Reardon's counsel went along the lines of "pace yourself, don't give up, you can do it, good luck," etc.
Mine was more like, "Have you SEEN what people look like at the finish line? Like death! Only a crazy person would do something like that! Seriously!"
You may think it ridiculous that a couple of sportswriters would be giving out marathon tips. But Dave is actually a former long-distance runner. He was a cross country and track man at Pearl City.
And of course I've completed a "Good Times" TV marathon. (And let me tell you, you should get a "Finisher" shirt for that.)
Good luck, Stan. Keep running. We're with you. Well, you know. Not "with you." I'll probably be sleeping in.
We know you can do it.
» It's been almost a week, since the last game of the season, and yet the image remains seared in my brain.
Those latest UH football uniforms were a cry for help.
Maybe the Detroit Lions look was good luck -- Hawaii did win, after all. But it's almost to the point where there should be an intervention; like on those fashion/makeover shows, when your friends (fans?), family and a professional stylist all sit you down and tell you your attempts at creating your own "look" -- well, it just isn't working.
» Some incredibly -- let's put this in capital letters -- INCREDIBLY generous deals out there if you're looking for tickets to the Hawaii Bowl. So much so that I think if you really know how to hold out for a deal, they might actually pay you to go to the game.
» Quote of the week, after Hawaii's Julian Sensley had a career-high 28 points in a win over UNLV: "We're going to look to him to score baskets for us," UH guard Deonte Tatum said, "look to him to rebound. We're going to look to him to be a man out there." Because, Tatum said, "We know how good he is." They know what he can do. So the team is holding Sensley to that standard. The rest of the guys know what he's capable of, so this is what they're going to expect.
» No one who was at last week's state championship football game will ever forget it.
» If you missed Cindy Luis' story on the Rainbow Wahine's Alicia Arnott yesterday, go back and take a look. Some great insight on a young lady who has a unique perspective on sports.