A number of readers have asked if we can hook up while over in the Islands. This looks to be the best way to do that. Our party will be arriving three hours before the game to start the party with other Husky fans traveling to the game. This is probably the best and safest way to pre function since Hawai'i has developed a reputation this year of being less than friendly to visiting fans from the mainland. Since this is the biggest football game in the history of the state of Hawai'i it might be a good idea for all Husky fans to stick together.
Most of us that are flying over there are going to be on the beaches, playing golf, or off site seeing most of the time, so it makes sense for us all to meet up before the game on Saturday at the UWAA Tent.
Aloha, and see you all there!
UWAA Football Warmup
Join the Huskies on the road and party before the away football games with your host, Husky Legend Greg Lewis, the Husky Marching Band and Cheer Squad and Husky alumni and fans! Washington Warm Ups are the official pre-game parties of the University of Washington Huskies and are proudly presented by the UW Alumni Association.
Kick-off is now set for 6:30 p.m. (Hawaii Time). Warm Ups always start 3 hours prior to kick-off, so the fun begins at 3:30 p.m.
Cost: UWAA Members $15, Non-Members $20. A very limited number of tickets will be available at the door for at the "At-Door" price of $20. Advance ticket sales have been cut off but tickets will be available at the door.
Location: Richardson Field (across the street from Aloha Stadium), Honolulu, HI
Aloha Stadium Issues Traffic, Parking, Security Advisory
This is a link from the Honolulu Advertiser concerning all of the above. They are really going to beef up security to assure the safety of all fans.
Q&A with the Hawaii Blog
Tombo Ahi of the Hawaii Warrior Football blog has been kind enough to exchange questions with me this week. We should have it finished and posted later in the day for viewing.
Well the Seattle newspapers are finally breaking their silence on the coaching situation at UW. Steve Kelley is the first columnist to come out and suggest that now is the time for UW to make the move to bite the bullet and hire Jim Mora Jr.. I have no idea what is going on up at the upper campus, but it will become very evident inside a week from now.
Washington coach Tyrone Willingham called the play a communication breakdown. But a communication lapse that enormous? After a timeout? Twelve weeks into the season? It never should have happened. It was more than a breakdown in communication. It was a colossal gaffe. The kind of mistake, when heaped upon all of the others, that gets a coach fired. Week by week, mistake by mistake, it is becoming apparent that Willingham isn't working at Washington.
McGrath from the TNT chimes in.
Nobody figured to be thrilled with a 4-8 record, but given the circumstances – a brutal schedule; a close-call, near-miss upset bid against a Southern California team then ranked No. 1; a perception that the no-nonsense coach has re-established honor and accountability to a program that went goofy under Rick Neuheisel – Willingham gets an automatic extension toward a fourth year. The game at Hawaii changes that. It sets up Willingham to become the first UW coach to finish with two nine-loss seasons in three years. More troubling is the possibility of humiliation – and it’s a real possibility.
WSU is going to end up with a pretty good football coach and chances are only 50/50 it will be ex WSU coach Mike Price. Price was the most succesful head coach at WSU since Lone Star Dietz matched wits with Gil Dobie. WSU either goes with Price or they go with a younger coach.