No spats

December 28th, 2007

NEW ORLEANS >> The first complaint I’ve heard from any player is a minor one. Ryan Grice-Mullins is unhappy that the players won’t be able to spat their shoes in the Sugar Bowl (spatting means to apply tape to the outside of the shoes). While spatting supposedly offers ankle support, it is also a show of style.

*Brian Kajiyama and I agreed today that you can tell people here are genuinely friendly, and not only because we’re tourists. They possess a giving spirit, like folks from Hawaii. Of course, we know there are evil-doers out there, just like there are in Waikiki. We haven’t encountered any though.

*Colt Brennan was again a hit at pre-practice interviews, and he looked very sharp at what we got to see before we were hustled out of practice.

*Someone commented that Georgia receiver Sean Bailey and running back Knowshon Moreno are very articulate. They were among the players offered up at today’s news conference.

*Today’s lunch: shrimp po’boy and red beans and rice at the Cajun Cafe at the River Walk. I’ll give it a B compared to an A for the grilled gator yesterday at Mulate’s. Cajun Cafe is behind a souvenir shop with a nice view of the Mississippi.

Stood in line for coffee at Cafe Du Monde, but the line didn’t move for nearly 10 minutes, so we bagged it.


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  • Mei Ling December 29, 2007 at 7:19 am

    You guys ought to go back to Cafe du Monde sometime to try the beignets & the coffee. There is a line for tables & there’s another line for a To Go order. The beignets are the closest to malasadas I’ve found on the mainland. It’s different, but GOOD. Enjoy!
    I’m so happy that Brian K. could go to the Sugar Bowl with the team.
    Go Warriors! ML

  • KonaWarrior December 29, 2007 at 4:43 pm

    Dave, I have to agree with you about the people here in New Orleans, from the airport to the hotel and restaurants, even the regulars that we rode the trolley with from Canal St. to the turn around….great people. Our family is headed for Mulate’s tomorrow for the aligator…lunch special $13.95. I’m still trying to find a restaurant for the frog legs and turtle soup. The Marriot Hotel lobby is crazy. I don’t know how the team can focus once they leave their rooms. Looks like some high school band checked in today… word chaos. Walking on Bourbon St. this evening, lots of people that we talked to who approached us being UH fans told us that they will be cheering for us as a lot of Dawg haters here in SEC country. Should be a great support group for Hawaii in the ‘Dome.

  • Shark December 29, 2007 at 10:21 pm

    You guys in NOLA already, have you seen white shirts for sale? I don’t own a white UH shirt so I’m not sure what i’m going to wear to the game. They have any sweatshirts? Where is a good place to buy the souvenirs? Headed to NOLA tomorrow morning!

    Go Bow Warriors!


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