Imua Na Koa Ikaika! Hawai'i's Warriors Look to Prove Critics Wrong

KUContributor IDecember 20, 2007

Jordan Murph/Icon SMIAloha Kakou...Howzit!

Well, here we are, less than two weeks before our "Cinderella" team—the Hawai'i Warriors—make their debut in the Sugar Bowl against the No. 4 power-house Georgia Bulldogs. Seems we've played at least two other "Bulldogs" this season, taking the bite out of both of 'em!

Well, Georgia, bring your spirit with you as these Warriors are FOR REAL—a "Team of Destiny!"

Much to the disappointment of the critics, the Warriors have proved they're worth a look.  It's unfortunate that our FOUR ESPN-televised games came when most of those critics slept through the night, never imagining that they would wake up to find Hawai'i remaining UNDEFEATED—the ONLY undefeated team in the nation.

Their criticisms were brutal, with comments bordering on total ignorance of the Hawaiian spirit of our Warriors.  Yeah, the "soft schedule" comments were annoying and unfounded—BUT ask the players on BOTH sides if they played "softly" or how they felt the next morning.

We have Colt Brennan, the Heisman Trophy finalist, who will be playing in his final game for UH.  Brennan has smashed dozens of school, conference and national records. He has led Hawaii to its highest-ever national ranking, first outright WAC championship and an undefeated regular season.

So let's open the new year with a BANG!

See you all at the BCS Party on January 1st, when the Hawai'i Warriors take on the Georgia Bulldogs! May the better team win—and should it be Hawai'i, then GIVE CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE!