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Ultra Peanut
09-12-2007, 04:22 PM
http://with-malice.com/2007/09/12/warriors-come-out-and-plaaaay-but-dont-bring-your-haka/

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The Western Athletic Conference has basically banned the Haka. They haven’t come out & stated that, but last weekend’s assessing the Warriors as being guilty of ‘unsportsman-like behavior’ - before the game even started against Louisiana Tech - amounts to the same thing.The University of Hawaii Warriors didn’t even do the Haka on the field: it was performed in front of their locker area, facing a group of 200 of their supporters. Head Coach June Jones checked with the officiating crew prior to the start of the game as to what the ruling was on the Haka, and was told that as long as it wasn’t on-field, or facing the Louisiana Tech players then it would be fine. Coin tossed, the Bulldogs elected to receive, and the Warriors were immediately assessed the 15 yard penalty.

Jones stated - “The rule hasn’t changed since last year, and we were allowed to do it.” Which is entirely true. What’s happened is that there have been some complaints about it, and in what amounts to micro-management, the WAC have folded.

MahiMike
09-12-2007, 08:57 PM
Lay off Hawaii. That's where I want my son to get his scholarship!

Ultra Peanut
09-12-2007, 09:00 PM
No, I'm siding with Hawai'i. Doing the haka is awesome.

ENDelt260
09-12-2007, 09:01 PM
I was amused for a few minutes by the comments on this story on deadspin today.

Ultra Peanut
09-12-2007, 09:04 PM
So are they going to ban that weird black guy bouncy thing that every other football team does?

-Queen Liliuokalani
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Maybe I'm just channeling Zirin, but this whole anti-Haka thing seems to be pretty much the textbook definition of xenophobia. If I were from Borneo, I'd probably consider Ray Lewis' pre-game antics terrifying, too.

Zeke Ziggle
09-12-2007, 09:08 PM
the thing is though they aren't allowed to do it in front of the opposition. The whole point of the haka is that it was a war dance to put fear in their enemies. If you watch rugby or virtually any sport containg new Zealand, Tonga and Fiji they will do it right after the national anthems.

Demonpenz
09-12-2007, 09:19 PM
that is why college football is more fun is the pregame traditions. Clemson touching the rock, the rutgers chopping the wood. Notre dame's band playing the opposing teams fight song. Tradition and flavor isw what college football is all about.

Ozark Ozzy
09-12-2007, 09:26 PM
The WAC better watch it. They should not be making enemies since their continued existence depends on keeping their top programs happy. The Mountain West may eventually raid this conference of three of their top teams (Boise State, Fresno State, Hawaii/Nevada) to give them 12 and championship game eligibility.

pr_capone
09-12-2007, 10:18 PM
How can the refs enforce a penalty in-game for something that took place before the game even started?

If this was done prior to kick off... refs should not be able to call anything.

Thig Lyfe
09-12-2007, 10:27 PM
I was amused for a few minutes by the comments on this story on deadspin today.

Are you a commenter on there?

chief52
09-12-2007, 10:32 PM
How can the refs enforce a penalty in-game for something that took place before the game even started?

If this was done prior to kick off... refs should not be able to call anything.


The NCAA officials "take charge" of the game well before the actual kick-off. It used to be 30 minutes, but I am not sure what the time period is now.

pr_capone
09-12-2007, 11:48 PM
The NCAA officials "take charge" of the game well before the actual kick-off. It used to be 30 minutes, but I am not sure what the time period is now.

Do the dance before the ref's "take charge" of the game and everyone wins then.

With Malice...
09-13-2007, 12:14 AM
Are you a commenter on there?
I am.

Chest Rockwell
09-13-2007, 09:52 AM
No, I'm siding with Hawai'i. Doing the haka is awesome.

Hawaii doing the Haka is awesome...a bunch of pasty Zoobies from Provo doing the Haka makes the baby jesus cry...

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Ultra Peanut
09-13-2007, 11:04 AM
Hawaii doing the Haka is awesome...a bunch of pasty Zoobies from Provo doing the Haka makes the baby jesus cry...

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Now, if Jim Bob Cooter's buddies were doing the Haka...

Ultra Peanut
09-13-2007, 11:06 AM
I am.Do you ever suffer from performance anxiety?

Also, Deadspin invasion itt.