Pancho on Mosi

February 24th, 2010

My very good friend, retired Star-Bulletin sportswriter Jim Easterwood, was saddened to hear of the death of Mosi Tatupu. “Pancho” covered Mosi and says he was a great all-around athlete and person.

“He was a man among boys; a powerful back with amazing balance and without a question the best running back I covered in Hawaii. Onosai Tanuvasa of Farrington had one of the best games for a running back I ever witnessed in a Thanksgiving Day game at the old Honolulu Stadium. But he couldn’t match Mosi for consistency. Mosi didn’t score a lot in basketball but had great court awareness and moved like a cat behind the plate as a catcher in baseball. In my mind he and Junior Ah You would be a dead heat for best all-round athlete in Hawaii prep lore.”

One Response to “Pancho on Mosi”

  1. roysan16:

    Driving past a news rack, I see two daily daily newspapers, with one displaying a full page picture of Mosi Tatupu. I take a closer look and I see it’s the Star Bulletin. I thought that was awesome. For the Star Bulletin to commemorate Mosi Tatupu’s passing with honor and respect on it’s front page speaks volumes. It speaks of respect. Thankyou, Star Bulletin.

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