Category: My Thoughts Exactly

post thumbnail
0

A Bit Of Madness Is A Good Thing

Ohmygosh, ohmygosh, ohmygosh, ohmygosh, ohmygosh, ohmygosh, ohmyg …” What you’ve just read is a small portion of my brain’s inner monologue throughout the entire month of March. Every year. Without exception. A hoops junkie like myself can barely function in society during March because the NCAA Tournament is so completely intoxicating. I really shouldn’t be […]

post thumbnail
0

Kaua‘i Winter Team Sports Results

You can’t know where you’re going unless you know where you’ve been. I don’t know if that statement is 100 percent true, but it’s commonly used and gives me a great excuse to recap all the exploits of our high school athletes from the just-completed winter seasons before we move our attention to the spring. […]

post thumbnail
0

All-Star Games Need Some Bizarro

About a month ago, I talked about possible ways to fix the Pro Bowl and what should be valued during that week’s events. I think I missed a key component of the current problem, which was made a bit more clear during the recent NBA All-Star weekend. A lot of the cachet behind All-Star festivities […]

post thumbnail
0

A Rugby Clinic Sunday At Vidinha

There’s an epidemic moving swiftly throughout the island right now. People are lackadaisical, lethargic and full of sorrow. It seems to happen right around the same time every year, and though we are given plenty of warning, many of us fall victim to this natural contagion each go ’round the sun. No, it’s not the […]

post thumbnail
0

Mixed Pipe Results For Kaua‘i Riders

There have been some solid northern swells, but overall, the winter has been a bit on the slow side. Many of the best surfers in the world have been on Oahu’s North Shore the past few months, but said there have been only a handful of proper Pipeline sessions. Nonetheless, they all took to the […]

post thumbnail
0

Gullibility, Truth And Deer Antlers

It’s like we need someone to blame for our own gullibility. When it comes to anyone in the public eye, but most notably athletes and politicians, we often fail to recognize simple humanity and instead project unsustainable standards upon regular people. It’s been happening for a while, but there has been a recent rash of […]

post thumbnail
0

Did Manti Te’o Know Or Not?

“Rooting for (Ray) Lewis required nuance; rooting for (Manti) Te’o is easy.” I wrote that sentence at the end of this column two weeks ago. It now reads like a foreign language. Manti Te’o has been forever changed by the revelation that his apparent girlfriend was never real, that her highly publicized death never occurred, […]

post thumbnail
0

Injury Risk Is Real Pro Bowl Problem

It’s that time of year again, when the gridiron’s best players do battle in a showdown for all the marbles in front of a ravenous crowd! I’m speaking, of course, of the 2013 Pro Bowl! Yes, it’s back for its third straight year after a one-year hiatus in Miami. Aloha Stadium will host its 33rd […]

post thumbnail
0

Linebackers Passing In The Night

It wasn’t the way he had hoped his college career would end. It wasn’t the showcase he had earned. For his final collegiate performance, not only did Manti Te’o and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish get dominated from the opening kickoff, but Te’o even was highlighted early on for missing plays he’s known for consistently […]

post thumbnail
0

NFL Coaches Matter In Winning

I think we’ve become less patient as a society. Our sensory overload lifestyles lend themselves to wanting immediate gratification and little tolerance for anything subpar. If something we’re watching or reading isn’t satisfying enough, we move on faster than ever before. I can’t say I have any data to back that claim, but it sure […]