Dan Kelly chat

March 13th, 2008
By

UH kicker Dan Kelly will answer your questions during today's chat.
Please submit ONE question per post, although you may post multiple times.
Please join us.

Dan Kelly
Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

179 Responses to “Dan Kelly chat”

  1. TJ Whosyomama [Visitor]:

    1st!


  2. YpoWarrior [Visitor]:

    Dan, great season last year! What goes through your mind when your attempting a game-winning/tying kick?


  3. midori7 [Visitor]:

    Hi Dan,

    Thanks for taking the time to chat with us!

    Just wanted to say THANK YOU for making those kicks vs. La Tech & Nevada!

    What kind of training regimen do you follow in the off season?


  4. james [Visitor]:

    D.K.

    What's up?!?

    How do you plan to increase your kick-off ball distance during the off season? Field goal distance seems fine but you have been coming up short with the kick-offs.


  5. YpoWarrior [Visitor]:

    What's your range for FG's at sea-level....60 yds?


  6. TJ Whosyomama [Visitor]:

    Dan, Just want to thank you for making those clutch field goals during last years memorable run!


  7. myki [Visitor]:

    forwarded for jason
    Comment from: Jason [Visitor] · http://www.deep-mirrors.org/jason/relayforlife.html
    TChahng: No, no, Princess Leila is 누나. Esme is 어머니. :-D

    Will someone please post this during the Dan Kelly chat today, thanks:

    Dan,

    I just wanted to congratulate you on a great job of fundraising for Relay for Life. We should team up for a competition next year, you and Sports Hawaiʻi vs. me and the Tsaikos. It helped with some last-minute donations from both sides. This year, we ended up in a tie — $1,830 each. :-)


  8. chawan_cut [Visitor]:

    Mr. Kelly,

    Just wanted to say nice CATCH at the Wahine bball game Sat on the interception of the shirt in front of linebacker Mr. Leonard.

    Although it probably would've fit you a lot better than it did him.

    (btw, please thank the princess if she's right there next to you. put in a good word for me... heh)


  9. Long Time UH Fan [Visitor]:

    Aloha Dan,

    What were your thoughts during the timeout before kicking the winning second field goal try at the Nevada-Reno game? I thought that was an awesome clutch kick!


  10. Da Punchbowl Kid [Visitor]:

    Tent!


  11. ralvic [Visitor]:

    Good Afternoon

    Dan,

    From my perspective sometimes I see a love and hate relationship with you and Coach Jones,care to elaborate on this?


  12. Stretch [Visitor]:

    Howzit Dan - Thanks for joining us today.

    What do you think you have to work on to get to the NFL??


  13. Warrior Dave [Visitor]:

    Hey Dan,

    I was there at the La Tech game when you made the 1st of your big kicks for the season. In my mind, you were the MVP for 2007! I thought you stated that you attend a Kicking Camp last summer that really helped you last year.

    What are your offseason plans to improve for the upcoming 2008 season?

    Continued success to you and the team!


  14. Chicken Grease [Visitor]:

    FIRST to say Ichi-ban!!!!! on this Q&A. And you KNOW this, desu-yo!

    Welcome, Dan!!!!!!! Thanks for taking time out of your schedule to answer our questions, and most of all THANKS FOR KICKING MAJOR PIGSKIN!!!!!

    My first question: based on Nevada Wolfsnackpack’s football coach Ault’s last minute shenanigans as you attempted the first field goal kick that’d win last year’s game (we all know, as does the snackWolfpack, that your kick was similarly successful on the second try, within the parameters of good taste, what is your 'pinion on what the heck kind of welcome the fans should give Mr. Ault as he runs onto the field at Aloha Stadjium this coming season?!?!?!?!


  15. Chicken Grease [Visitor]:

    My second question:

    Again, regarding Coach Ault and Nevads playing at Aloha Stadjium this season, as the prospect of you acquiring the likely opportunity of being able to stare Ault right into the eyes – with a HUGE U.H. WARRIOR FAN BASE BACKING YOU UP, BRUDDAH DAN – on game day this season is near 900% possible, neglecting obligatory thoughts you’ll most probably burn into his mind just by staring at Ault (i.e., “oh, you t’ink you was smart, trying fo’ ice me out, eh” and/or “sad, yeah? You not in Nevads right now; get cellphone? Call yo’ ma, then!” and/or “you see yourself surrounded by Warriors and Warrior fans? Get bucket if you start heaving, OK?”) can you tell us how long you plan on staring down uncle Ault down (this is a multiple choice question)?

    a) a Dirty Harry-class 10 second stare at uncle.

    b) even if the entire Snackpack stand in front of uncle, he going feel my stare no matters how long I give him staredown.

    c) no matter how long I stare uncle down; he only going be thinking how wrong he was last game when he when only TRY put the ice on the REAL Iceman.

    d) “Staring down?” Don’t you mean “SMACKING DOWN???????”

    e) [insert your answer here: _______________________]


  16. hoohikimaui [Visitor]:

    I think you mentioned you played soccer before...What was your position?


  17. diesel [Visitor]:

    dan "iceman" kelly,

    will you make those topgun iceman tshirts available to the public? i remember someone using it and i thought it looked sweet.


  18. diesel [Visitor]:

    dan,

    what would you say is a kickers worst nightmare?


  19. Chicken Grease [Visitor]:

    IN all seriousness, your kick in the last seconds of last year's Nevada game was incredible.

    I honestly can't think of any other televised competition involving Hawaii (maybe except for the Ewa baseball team's national championship win) where you could FEEL the entire state focused.

    When you made that second kick, I -- and I hope I ain't alone -- ran around the house, jumped (I didn't know I could jump that high), and before I didn't even realize I was outside of the house after a certain point.

    Can you tell us as descriptively as possible, what was going through your head at the time of those two kicks at Nevada? Because what you did is a part of Hawaii sports history for good.

    Aloha, Dan!


  20. YpoWarrior [Visitor]:

    Dan, any chance that Coach Mack or Coach Malloe will add a fake-FG play for you to either throw/catch a pass or run the ball?


  21. hoohikimaui [Visitor]:

    Who will be your heir apparent? Haven't heard much mentioned about your backup. I know Briton's gone...


  22. diesel [Visitor]:

    dan,

    what nfl star would you say you look up to the most and tailor your game towards?


  23. Kaimuki Boy [Visitor]:

    Dan, U the man. Thanks for chatting, and congratulations for an awesome season last year.

    Do you do tackling drills with the defense?


  24. hilosupaman [Visitor]:

    DK,

    What is your max rage for fieldgoals?


  25. Dan Kelly [Member]:

    Aloha everyone,
    I hope you all have some good question, because if not I'm out of here lol jk...So who's first?


  26. Kaimuki Boy [Visitor]:

    Being the kicker for the Warriors do you often talk and get advice from Jason Elam?


  27. YpoWarrior [Visitor]:

    If you continued in soccer, do you think you would've played at the collegiate level? What about MLS?


  28. hoohikimaui [Visitor]:

    Do you think UH needs a kicking coach to help you with timing, technique, placement, etc? Is the special teams coach enough?


  29. diesel [Visitor]:

    dan,

    i know that on kick-offs you are a head hunter. how many tackles did you get last season and will we be seeing you as a wall breaker/kicker?


  30. diesel [Visitor]:

    dan,

    what do you like most about being a Warrior?


  31. Tombo Ahi [Visitor]:

    Mr. Iceman, I love how you lay out unsuspecting fools on kick returns and say stuff like, "You just got tackled by the kicker!" For the next time you deliver a hit, have you ever thought about incorporating Mr. Freeze lines from Batman & Robin? For instance:

    "Prepare for a bitter harvest; winter has come at last."

    "My name is Iceman; learn it well, for it's the chilling sound of your doom."

    "Chill out!"

    Eh? Eh? Anyway, thanks for making some huge clutch kicks and tackles that made last season possible.


  32. Dan Kelly [Member]:

    Comment from: YpoWarrior [Visitor]
    Dan, great season last year! What goes through your mind when your attempting a game-winning/tying kick?

    To tell you the truth, nothing really goes trough my head. I have this thing were I just don't think about anything, and I think that is a very important thing to have as a kicker.


  33. diesel [Visitor]:

    tombo.. so mento!!!!


  34. hoohikimaui [Visitor]:

    Kaimuki Boy...you took my question. Heh heh heh!

    Dan the Man,

    What made you decide to come to UH?


  35. Kaimuki Boy [Visitor]:

    What is your favorite food and/or plate lunch in Hawaii?


  36. Long Time UH Fan [Visitor]:

    Hi again Dan,

    Back in the old days (the 50's and 60's) the placekicker kicked in the "straight on" style. Most kickers nowadays kick "soccer style". Is there a reason(s)why the trend from "straight on"style shifted to kicking "soccer style" starting in the '60's with the Gogolak Brohters?
    Mahalo.


  37. YpoWarrior [Visitor]:

    Did you get a chance to meet Beckham or Brian Ching?


  38. Kaimuki Boy [Visitor]:

    Hoohikimaui, err, sorry eh. Smart bruddahs think alike!


  39. Dan Kelly [Member]:

    Hi Dan,

    Thanks for taking the time to chat with us!

    Just wanted to say THANK YOU for making those kicks vs. La Tech & Nevada!

    What kind of training regimen do you follow in the off season?

    Well thanks for your support!
    For my off-season work out, I break it out into two sections. The first is during the spring semester, I just try to build the size of my leg, by lifting and a lot of kicking and running. The 2nd is during the summer, this is the time I use to just kick and lift a little. The reason I do so little lifting over the summer is to just get ready for how I will train during the season. Kicking is more of a technique thing and not much else, I just try to work on making everything look as easy as possable.


  40. J-Dog ™ [Visitor]:

    Iceman,

    Do you have any NFL aspirations?


  41. bb [Visitor]:

    Hello Dan.

    Which kick played with your nerves more...

    the one against LA Tech or the game winner against Nevada?

    Thanks in advance.


  42. diesel [Visitor]:

    Dan,

    in a grudge match, who would u think would win... Stephen Tsai or Robert Kekaula? please tell us why you picked either one.


  43. hilosupaman [Visitor]:

    How are you adjusting to them moving kick offs farther back this past year? Do you think you'll be booting them out of th endzone this year?


  44. Billy [Visitor]:

    Mr. Kelly I was wondering...

    Does Under Armor make a kicking type shoe or can you still use another branded shoe this year?


  45. Kaimuki Boy [Visitor]:

    Dan, no more questions from me. Thanks for taking time away from studying and training to chat with us. While I'm at it, thanks Princess Leila and ST for setting this up, and for the great videos of super games. Isn't Princess Leila just a gem?


  46. YpoWarrior [Visitor]:

    Have you had a chance to experience other outdoor activities in Hawaii? If so, what have you tried?


  47. Dan Kelly [Member]:

    D.K.

    What's up?!?

    How do you plan to increase your kick-off ball distance during the off season? Field goal distance seems fine but you have been coming up short with the kick-offs.

    Well that had more to do thing the type of football we were using. Nike balls are every hard to kick when they are new, because the shape they come out when they are first filled with air. The only time they are easy to kick is when they are old and broken in. I do think that with the new Wilson balls I'm hoping that is not an issue.


  48. Dan Kelly [Member]:

    What's your range for FG's at sea-level....60 yds?

    Well on a good day, around 65, but who knows if it would have the high to make it over the line lol.


  49. YpoWarrior [Visitor]:

    Is it much more difficult to kick in the cold? (range, accuracy, hardness of ball, etc.)


  50. hoohikimaui [Visitor]:

    What's your major?


  51. chawan_cut [Visitor]:

    Tombo ahi is a fool and forgot to include the video link above. I think that is what he was referring to.

    I was at the game (2 seasons ago) and remember you getting a good one in on one of their guys and he got mad.

    What really happened?

    Thanks!


  52. YpoWarrior [Visitor]:

    Are you participating in the "Super Games"? Who's your teammates?


  53. hoohikimaui [Visitor]:

    FYI people...Donavon just confirmed as UH AD!! Yahoo!!


  54. Da Punchbowl Kid [Visitor]:

    An undefeated season rode on your foot, Dan and you delivered! That second field goal and the look on their coach's face was priceless. There are lots of players on the team who will help the Warriors surprise next season. You are one of them Iceman!

    The win at the the Swamp next season may well come down to your kicking again. What do you think kicking at the Swamp will be like? Aren't they close to sea level there?


  55. hoohikimaui [Visitor]:

    Sorry...DonoVAN, new UH AD.


  56. James [Visitor]:

    Congrats to Jim Donovan...great choice...

    Now kinda shy can give us da scoops.....mwahahahahahaha


  57. James [Visitor]:

    DPK...did you get my e-mail???


  58. Kaimuki Boy [Visitor]:

    Yes, congratulations to Donovan. Welcome home!


  59. Dan Kelly [Member]:

    Aloha Dan,

    What were your thoughts during the timeout before kicking the winning second field goal try at the Nevada-Reno game? I thought that was an awesome clutch kick!

    Well, I really can't say I was thinking of too much. I was thinking about my girl back home, but more of the "I bet she is freaking out" lol. Like I always say, I don't think, because when you do you tend to over-think.


  60. guardian [Visitor]:

    Hey Dan,

    Now that Briton Forester is no longer on the team, WHO are the guys that will be backing you UP???


  61. FloridaTed [Visitor]:

    Hi, Dan,

    great clutch kicking last year. I've played center forward decades ago for VFB Stuttgart in Germany and when I watch kickers in the NFL or college, I can predict with 90% certainty if they will miss, just by the angles they're taking. In my opinion, many kickers don't realize that a football hooks a lot more than a soccerball, they should always try and kick straight, from whatever angle they're kicking from.

    What's your take on this? Really curious.


  62. Dan Kelly [Member]:

    Good Afternoon

    Dan,

    From my perspective sometimes I see a love and hate relationship with you and Coach Jones,care to elaborate on this?

    Let's just say I didn't like him on 4th downs lol. Other then that he is a great man.


  63. chawan_cut [Visitor]:

    one last one for me.

    Re: Soccer
    I recall reading something that when the Pan Pacific Tournament was here the other month, both you and THE Princess had a chance to meet some of the players.
    Who did you meet and did you have fun?

    ok, pau.


  64. Dan Kelly [Member]:

    Howzit Dan - Thanks for joining us today.

    What do you think you have to work on to get to the NFL??

    EVERYTHING!!!


  65. chawan_cut [Visitor]:

    wait, i lied.

    So what about that Lego???


  66. Mom [Visitor]:

    I Love You! You are the best kicker and son! Mahalo!


  67. Chicken Grease [Visitor]:

    Comment from: Mom [Visitor]
    I Love You! You are the best kicker and son! Mahalo!

    Awwww. That's GREAT! Bump this post up, Stephen Tsai!


  68. Luke [Visitor]:

    Sup Dan......

    before I give a question, I just wanna give a shout out from Warrior nation to give you a big Thanks and Aloha for being here at the University of Hawaii. Your kicks at times have been really crucial and we applaud your hard work and great effort.

    So my question is this:

    What are your expectations for the season next year?

    Win/loss record, etc.)

    And do you believe that the administration will live up to its promises and upgrade our pitiful facilities?

    Aloha and all the best Dan.


  69. Stretch [Visitor]:

    Is Ice-Man a name you gave yourself?? If not, who did??


  70. ralvic [Visitor]:

    Good Afternoon

    Dan,

    How was the Superdome?How does the ball carry?


  71. Dan Kelly [Member]:

    Hey Dan,

    I was there at the La Tech game when you made the 1st of your big kicks for the season. In my mind, you were the MVP for 2007! I thought you stated that you attend a Kicking Camp last summer that really helped you last year.

    What are your offseason plans to improve for the upcoming 2008 season?

    Continued success to you and the team!

    Well that is up to Coach. I'm not sure if we can go home for the whole summer. However, if we are allowed to go back home, I will be training and coaching at a summer camp in cali called "Snap, Hold, Kick" which is free to all high school kids.


  72. Mark96822 [Visitor]:

    Hey Dan,

    I just wanted to commend you for dedicating your time to the Relay for Life this last weekend. It was an honor to be one of those to sponsor you for the event.

    Best wishes on the upcoming season.


  73. Kaimuki Boy [Visitor]:

    Ms. Kelly, U go girl! (if I can say that without getting slaps by someone) That's the way to support your son! I hope you can feel the love and the appreciation for what you son has done for the Warriors. He was integral part of last years magical season. You must be so proud.


  74. Dan Kelly [Member]:

    FIRST to say Ichi-ban!!!!! on this Q&A. And you KNOW this, desu-yo!

    Welcome, Dan!!!!!!! Thanks for taking time out of your schedule to answer our questions, and most of all THANKS FOR KICKING MAJOR PIGSKIN!!!!!

    My first question: based on Nevada Wolfsnackpack’s football coach Ault’s last minute shenanigans as you attempted the first field goal kick that’d win last year’s game (we all know, as does the snackWolfpack, that your kick was similarly successful on the second try, within the parameters of good taste, what is your 'pinion on what the heck kind of welcome the fans should give Mr. Ault as he runs onto the field at Aloha Stadjium this coming season?!?!?!?!

    I think we should just treat him like any other coach, with aloha...I'll leave the rest up to you fans


  75. Luke [Visitor]:

    LMAO.....what the hell the chawa_cut do to ya Dan?lol


  76. FloridaTed [Visitor]:

    P.S. Dan, as a follow up, having watched many football kickers, especially in college, the main reason, in my opinion, for an exaggerated hook is the tendency to curl the toes around the ball, rather than pointing the big toe towards the desired direction, kind of like a ballerina. Am I off on this?


  77. BigWave96744 [Visitor]:

    Hey Daniel,
    Looking back, you scored the first points in 3 biggest games under JJ:
    - 2005 USC (first game as a true freshman, first points scored against the Returning National Champs, first points of your career)

    - 2006 @Alabama (in front of 90K+, first points ever scored in the newly renovated Bryant Denny Stadium)

    - 2008 Sugar Bowl (New Years Day, 75+K in attendence, first BSC points ever scored by a Hawaii Player)

    Of the three, which one were you the most amped up when you heard JJ say, "Ahhhh just kick it!!!"


  78. Chicken Grease [Visitor]:

    Ha hahah . . . awwww, man . . . guess that takes care of my question # 2, then.

    Well . . . hope you get to this one (maybe someone asked already): do you like the new uniforms better than the previous Warrior green, black, silver uniforms?


  79. Dan Kelly [Member]:

    I think you mentioned you played soccer before...What was your position?

    I was and still am a goalkeeper. I have a game tonight 6pm.


  80. Chicken Grease [Visitor]:

    QUOTING MYSELF: Ha hahah . . . awwww, man . . . guess that takes care of my question # 2, then.

    I mean YEAHHHHHHHHH, man. Dunno how "awwww" came out; guess it's appropriate, too, kinda' like a Cameo (Word Up, etc.) "awwwww!"


  81. Luke [Visitor]:

    Another question......

    How is Hawaii and our people treating you? Good I hope......and is their any foods you caught on since being here these years?


  82. Dan Kelly [Member]:

    Dan, any chance that Coach Mack or Coach Malloe will add a fake-FG play for you to either throw/catch a pass or run the ball?

    I have no idea. But if they do I would tell you guys ;-)


  83. Dan Kelly [Member]:

    Who will be your heir apparent? Haven't heard much mentioned about your backup. I know Briton's gone...

    Well, I can't talk about players coming in so all I can tell you is we have a few really big legs coming in the fall.


  84. NelsonO [Visitor]:

    How good of a soccer player were you?


  85. Dan Kelly [Member]:

    dan,

    what nfl star would you say you look up to the most and tailor your game towards?

    I don't really watch Pro football, I prefer college. However, since being from UH I would have to say Jason Elam.


  86. koakane [Visitor]:

    congrats to JD announced as next UHAD. I can live with this nominee.

    ice,

    planning to put on some weight to boom da kicks into the endzone this FB season?


  87. Dan Kelly [Member]:

    Being the kicker for the Warriors do you often talk and get advice from Jason Elam?

    Nope, but I would love to.


  88. Jmnz [Visitor]:

    Dan, just wanted to say thanks for winning the Reno game twice! My husband and I were on the sidelines (thanks for the passes, Eric!) with all of you that night - we had just gotten married the day before and you gave me a great wedding gift!


  89. hoohikimaui [Visitor]:

    Now you and Elam have a few obvious things in common; kicker, UH and WAC champ rings.

    Where did you grow up and do you have any plans on coming back to Hawaii to live after your stint with us is done?


  90. BigWave96744 [Visitor]:

    Since Tim Grasso is taking the Spring off, are you going to tbe the Punter in Spring Drills or is it Shibata?


  91. Dan Kelly [Member]:

    Kaimuki Boy...you took my question. Heh heh heh!

    Dan the Man,

    What made you decide to come to UH?

    Well, I just thought it would be the best place to be, if I wanted to have school payed for and maybe play in the Pro's.


  92. LizKauai [BELIEVER] Asus [Visitor]:

    Dan, the man!
    Greetings from Portland. I just got my hookup at the birthing center where my granddaughter will be born in a few hours. Thanks for chatting with us! Thanks for playing your part in our miracle year!


  93. koakane [Visitor]:

    ice,
    actually 5 yards past is good or if no can then 1/4 mile higher not to shabby either.


  94. Dan Kelly [Member]:

    Did you get a chance to meet Beckham or Brian Ching?


  95. Mom [Visitor]:

    Just caught a glimps of the photo of you at the station. lol... Lookin good!


  96. d1shima [Visitor]:

    aloha Dan,

    I met a young man at the Hawaii Football Camp last year who said he was training wiht you in the off-season back home and then ran into him again in January at the Sailer Event. He's got a big leg; any chance he's coming to UH to kick?


  97. koakane [Visitor]:

    oh fogot

    howzit, howzit, howzit everybody. got time to lurk, read and small posting

    kden


  98. Dan Kelly [Member]:

    What's your major?

    Speech


  99. chawan_cut [Visitor]:

    Dan,

    Thanks... I'll make sure to frame that sucker.

    I owe you one!

    No Lego for you! ha!

    Whose idea was that? Yours? or THE Princess?

    funny guys you two... funny....


  100. Esme [Visitor]:

    Dan, chawan ... what on earth is that sign about?!


  101. BigWave96744 [Visitor]:

    Daniel,
    I just got off the phone with some crazy dude who claims to be your pops...

    He claims to have loved you for 21 years and 364 days of your life.

    Happy Early Birthday #86, (born 03/14/86)


  102. Tombo Ahi [Visitor]:

    i think it just shows what a great guy dan kelly is, that he would take time out of his day to give kids like chawan cut his autograph. gong!


  103. Dan Kelly [Member]:

    I Love You! You are the best kicker and son! Mahalo!

    I love you too, mom! I need more money for FOOOOOOOD!!!!


  104. Stretch [Visitor]:

    Dan, chawan ... what on earth is that sign about?!

    Esme - Chawan asked Dan to put in a good word to the Princess. Maybe that was her response?? Hahaha Sorry Chawan, just kidding.


  105. BowsForever [Visitor]:

    Iceman, do you get any training from the coaches in last-ditch tackles, recovering from breakdown plays (someone gets through your blocking line), etc., or do you pretty much just kick at practices?


  106. Billy [Visitor]:

    is jim donovan giving a brett favre speech?


  107. Dan Kelly [Member]:

    Is Ice-Man a name you gave yourself?? If not, who did??

    No no no! It was given to me first by my boys from boyscouts and then again on my club soccer team.


  108. MoOgooGuypAN [Visitor]:

    I have to say... that was the best kick ever at Nevada, stuffing that 2nd perfect kick in their coaches face. Woohoo was I pumped.

    Question: Do you think Jones should have utilized you more in the Georgia game?


  109. Mom [Visitor]:

    The "check" is in the mail... Happy Birthday!


  110. BigWave96744 [Visitor]:

    I know You and Viliami Nauahi are Eagle Scouts.

    Do you know of any others on the team that achived the highest rank of scouting?


  111. chawan_cut [Visitor]:

    dan,

    btw, your dad will love that one too.

    you must make him proud. or does he make you proud? i can see where you get your sense of humor!


  112. Dan Kelly [Member]:

    Hey Daniel,
    Looking back, you scored the first points in 3 biggest games under JJ:
    - 2005 USC (first game as a true freshman, first points scored against the Returning National Champs, first points of your career)

    - 2006 @Alabama (in front of 90K+, first points ever scored in the newly renovated Bryant Denny Stadium)

    - 2008 Sugar Bowl (New Years Day, 75+K in attendence, first BSC points ever scored by a Hawaii Player)

    Of the three, which one were you the most amped up when you heard JJ say, "Ahhhh just kick it!!!"

    Well, I guess it would have to be the Alabama game. I don't know why, but it was just a good feeling.


  113. Esme [Visitor]:

    Comment from: myki [Visitor]
    forwarded for jason
    Comment from: Jason [Visitor] · http://www.deep-mirrors.org/jason/relayforlife.html

    TChahng: No, no, Princess Leila is 누나. Esme is 어머니. :-D
    __
    I wish I knew what that meant.

    Anyway, back to Dan!


  114. Kaimuki Boy [Visitor]:

    Happy Early Birthday Dan! Thanks for answering my questions. I hope someday Elam give you a TC. There are not that many kickers from UH who are WAC Champions.


  115. chawan_cut [Visitor]:

    stretch,

    no worries... i'm not hurt... i'm used to it. heh.


  116. Dan Kelly [Member]:

    Another question......

    How is Hawaii and our people treating you? Good I hope......and is their any foods you caught on since being here these years?

    Everyone has been very nice and welcoming. And for the food YEAH!!! I love the food here. Everything here is amazing (and I love food)...oh wait I don't eat Spam (stuff posing as meat) lol.


  117. bighilofan2 [Visitor]:

    Dan,

    Thanks for coming and chatting with us.

    What is the best paradise experience you've had so far?


  118. Dan Kelly [Member]:

    How good of a soccer player were you?

    Well, I have a game tonight at ala wai park at 6pm. Come see for yourself!


  119. chawan_cut [Visitor]:

    aha, i got a good question for both of you...

    Who is the better soccer player?

    Dan the Man

    or

    THE Princess?


  120. myki [Visitor]:

    Jason wanted this forwarded to Dan:
    Dan,

    I just wanted to congratulate you on a great job of fundraising for Relay for Life. We should team up for a competition next year, you and Sports Hawaiʻi vs. me and the Tsaikos. It helped with some last-minute donations from both sides. This year, we ended up in a tie — $1,830 each. :-)

    03/13/08 @ 08:45
    Looks like the Korean truncated the whole post.--myki& sj-macro


  121. Warrior Dave [Visitor]:

    Dan,

    Can you share any change of players attitude under Coach Mack?

    As a fan, Coach is saying all the right things so I'm jacked up for this coming season!


  122. Stretch [Visitor]:

    Dan - If ST is there, ask him to sing you "Happy Birthday". He is an awesome singer and performer!!


  123. Luke [Visitor]:

    Thanks for answering my question........

    And did you say you don't like SPAM!?!

    Okay.....now I don't like YOU!!!!LMAO (jokes)


  124. Warrior Dave [Visitor]:

    Hi Dan's Mom!!

    You must be so proud of your son. He really had a stellar year in 2007 and 2008 could be just as big.

    Hope he doesn't have to kick as many game tying or winning FG's because as a fan, my heart can't take it!!


  125. Stretch [Visitor]:

    Mom - from now on, you must post more often, not only when your son is on.


  126. Dan Kelly [Member]:

    Now you and Elam have a few obvious things in common; kicker, UH and WAC champ rings.

    Where did you grow up and do you have any plans on coming back to Hawaii to live after your stint with us is done?

    I was born in Garden Grove, CA. But I have been living in a town called Temecula since I was 2. So, I would say Temecula is where I grew up.

    I would love to come back after I finish here. I think if I were to get in the NFL, I would just live where ever I was playing, but I have thought about coming back during the off-season and putting on a camp for the high schools here in Hawai'i.


  127. stacyj [Visitor]:

    This is a great day for UH athletics! Congrats to the entire Donovan Family and the Warrior Nation!

    For the Ice man, no question from me but, thanks for being so solid for our team. A good kicking game makes winning more attainable.


  128. Dan Kelly [Member]:

    Since Tim Grasso is taking the Spring off, are you going to tbe the Punter in Spring Drills or is it Shibata?

    Well, as of right now I am the only kicker/punter on the roster...So I guess it will just be me for the spring.


  129. Dan Kelly [Member]:

    Just caught a glimps of the photo of you at the station. lol... Lookin good!

    Thanks, Mom! But I still need more money for food!!!


  130. dad [Visitor]:

    Aloha Kelly!!!


  131. Kaimuki Boy [Visitor]:

    Wow. Both Mom and Dad on the chat. This is great stuff.


  132. BigWave96744 [Visitor]:

    Hey Dad, kinda late, huh???


  133. bighilofan2 [Visitor]:

    Dan

    what you going get in Florida to keep the lovebugs outta your eyes during the game? I heard they everywhere in August.


  134. Dan Kelly [Member]:

    Aloha Kelly!!!

    She is in the trunk of the car, dad. I can't let her out because she will melt.


  135. Chicken Grease [Visitor]:

    Comment from: dad [Visitor]
    Aloha Kelly!!!

    Heh. You call your son by the last name? No offense . . . it's just "that's a first!" heh.


  136. bighilofan2 [Visitor]:

    Hey dad,

    the kid's got great smile!


  137. Esme [Visitor]:

    Dan AND Dan's mom: My post has two parts — a (long-ish — sorry) story and then a question.

    First, the story: I was among the thousands who stood in line for hours and hours (almost five hours for me) in the hot sun and occasional rain the day UH organized that football players' autograph session on the soccer field. Of course, the football players suffered the heat and rain for that long, and longer, too!

    Toward the end when some football players were starting to wilt a little and the guards were starting to bodily force some players off the field, insisting they had to go to a team meeting ... I was milling around in the masses when I noticed a good-size crowd circled around a football player who was still signing furiously, still keeping up a cheerful banter and pleasant smile, punctuated with the occasional joke, which the fans were roaring at. Pressing in closer, I realized it was Dan!

    Then security closed in and tried to drag him away; the guards kept shouting to the fans that the players needed to go to the meeting. But Dan kept on grabbing as many fans' items and signing as fast as he could, trying to please as many fans as possible. I think the guards had to half-wrestle him into the golf cart. He even kept signing as the cart began to roll.

    I was bummed that I couldn't reach him to get a siggy.

    But then about half an hour later, I was among the last stragglers to walk toward the parking garage ... and there Dan was again, hanging around outside Cooke Field, signing more items. Someone yelled his name and suddenly there was a small rush of fans, but I heard Dan say calmly and cheerily, "Don't worry, I'll get to everyone, I'm not going anywhere!"

    And he did get to everyone. We proudly display in our living room that prized "H" cap.

    The point of this story is just to say: Dan, I was so impressed by your gracious and humble manners, your generous spirit and good cheer. Thanks for making so many fans happy that day!

    And now the question, for both Dan and Dan's mom: Where does that sunny, funny personality come from? (I'm guessing Dan's mom!) ;)


  138. Dan Kelly [Member]:

    Heh. You call your son by the last name? No offense . . . it's just "that's a first!" heh.

    Let it be known to all that my girlfriend's name is Kelly...yes, when we get married, her name would be "Kelly Kelly".


  139. Esme [Visitor]:

    Sorry, I wrote a book there, didn't I. Heh.

    --

    OK, whoops, now I notice Dan's DAD is on the chat too. So I guess the answer will be that his upbeat personality comes from BOTH parents? ;)


  140. Dan Kelly [Member]:

    And now the question, for both Dan and Dan's mom: Where does that sunny, funny personality come from? (I'm guessing Dan's mom!) ;)

    I was adopted...


  141. truegreen [Visitor]:

    You keep your girlfriend in your trunk?


  142. ralvic [Visitor]:

    Dan
    How did you get a number usually reserved for recievers?


  143. Dan Kelly [Member]:

    Dan
    How did you get a number usually reserved for recievers?

    no idea lol


  144. d1shima[PMS1225] [Visitor]:

    Ever saw the episode of "Cheers" where Woody sings to his "Kelly"?

    heheheh


  145. Esme [Visitor]:

    Sorry, an adjunct question to that novel I just wrote: So, Dan, was there REALLY a team meeting that day of the autograph session? There were rumors circulating that the security and marketing folks were saying that just to provide a ruse so that players wouldn't have to stand out there till the sun went down. ... ?


  146. hoohikimaui [Visitor]:

    First your mom, now your dad...how wonderful!

    We'd love to hear from your GF and siblings if you have any.

    All in the ohana!


  147. BigWave96744 [Visitor]:

    when we get married, her name would be "Kelly Kelly".

    And people are going to ask her, "Are you Samoan?"


  148. Chicken Grease [Visitor]:

    Comment from: d1shima[PMS1225] [Visitor]
    Ever saw the episode of "Cheers" where Woody sings to his "Kelly"?

    heheheh

    Hahahhaahahah!!!! Too much, too much. Ah, this is the BEST chat so far!


  149. bighilofan2 [Visitor]:

    Boy, the longer I hang out here, the more I learn about our great team and its great players like iceman Dan.

    GO WARRIORS.

    WHOOO HOOOO


  150. chawan_cut [Visitor]:

    hey... no skipping over my LAME questions now....

    Who is the better soccer player?


    Dan the Man

    or

    THE Princess?


  151. chawan_cut [Visitor]:

    wow, that turned out bigger than i thought it would. sorry. heh.


  152. Mom [Visitor]:

    Thanks for the great story. Daniel does have a BIG heart and loves to give the UH fan's all that they deserve. You have all been great to him while he has been in Hawai'i... His dad is the joker. I'm Dan's food provider, apparently!


  153. Dan Kelly [Member]:

    hey... no skipping over my LAME questions now....

    Who is the better soccer player?

    Dan the Man

    or

    THE Princess?

    I would have to say, I would let her win.


  154. d1shima[PMS1225] [Visitor]:

    Feel free to use it any time you need to Dan.

    The Kelly Song.


  155. Chicken Grease [Visitor]:

    Comment from: Esme [Visitor] . . . and then abut I heard Dan say calmly and cheerily, "Don't worry, I'll get to everyone, I'm not going anywhere!"

    That's awesome. Terrific. Dan IS the man!!!!!


  156. princess leila [Member]:

    notice how he already has a ready-made excuse?


  157. Dan Kelly [Member]:

    Thanks for the great story. Daniel does have a BIG heart and loves to give the UH fan's all that they deserve. You have all been great to him while he has been in Hawai'i... His dad is the joker. I'm Dan's food provider, apparently!

    AND I LOVE FOOD!!!!!!!


  158. dad [Visitor]:

    And now the question, for both Dan and Dan's mom: Where does that sunny, funny personality come from? (I'm guessing Dan's mom!) ;)

    I was adopted.

    Now I understand why you would always chase the UPS truck when you were younger. Looking for paternal genes, perhaps?


  159. chawan_cut [Visitor]:

    I would have to say, I would let her win.

    good answer.
    me too.
    but i wouldn't have to let her. she wouldn't break a sweat.

    (** how was that one? even more lame!?!? heh **)


  160. ralvic [Visitor]:

    Thanks Dan,

    Being a team mate of Colts,admittingly his unselflishness,is really inspiring for the rest of team and the fans,any comments?


  161. Esme [Visitor]:

    Oh, THANKS, d1. Now that song will be stuck in my head all day. ;)


  162. sj-macro [Visitor]:

    Dan: the following is link to pictures from the football banquet: http://sj-macro.smugmug.com/gallery/4196711_qMw4z#230748272

    You start off that gallery.--


  163. Dan Kelly [Member]:

    Ok, well I must be on my way. Thank you everyone for your questions and I'm sorry if I didn't get a chance to answer them all. I do have an email that fans can write to me and ask me questions or whatever. dankelly86@live.com Have a great day and I hope to see everyone next season or even at our spring game.

    -Dan


  164. d1shima[PMS1225] [Visitor]:

    Yes, Esme.
    A catchy tune, isn't it?

    heheheh


  165. Esme [Visitor]:

    Thanks, Dan!

    Thanks to your mom and dad, too! You must be so proud of Dan. We are! Great player and such a nice guy. Really.


  166. kapakahi [Visitor]:

    Hey Dan,

    SportsOhana Scott and BigWave told me that your family was going bonkers watching your game-winning FG...TWICE...at the end of the Nevada game. I'm guessing that you didn't get your "iceman" demeanor from Dad. Am I right?


  167. d1shima[PMS1225] [Visitor]:

    Thanks, Dan.
    It was a real kick!
    U Da Man!


  168. chawan_cut [Visitor]:

    Dan, thanks for using the internet to make fun of me for the whole world to see.

    Please save that autograph.

    I really do want it!

    (thanks Princess too for encouraging him and taking those pictures and uploading them)


  169. Mom [Visitor]:

    Kelly...Kelly...Kelly......
    Could be worse. Amanda is cooking,oh, you're not here. Sorry, you'll be missing dinner. Looking forward to one of your great b-b-q's... love those ribs.


  170. Kaimuki Boy [Visitor]:

    Dan, didn't know you were a jokester. I like you even more now. One famous double named person from UH was Alan Alan.


  171. d1shima[PMS1225] [Visitor]:

    Bye Dan's Fam!


  172. kapakahi [Visitor]:

    Dan,

    Please tell us something about your incoming heir apparent...from the your high school alma mater...that's supposed to be walking on with the Warriors this coming season.

    Mahalo!!!


  173. chawan_cut:

    7+6=13th floor that "doesn't" exist in US buildings, but actually do. the 14th floor is really the 13th, just labelled as the 14th

    hey, why is this blog the 2nd blog of the new HAD site??? i was hoping everyone would forget about those pictures....


  174. lvrj mwroezg:

    scednifzv sdythqkwp xvdskwpj uipyxdzg pfdywnlt sowfu clfmohjk


  175. +AFw-')/*:

    ekibastos

    ekibastos


  176. koakane iphone:

    au'wryte bulla on da radio and sounded good.

    morning again everybody how you all doing?

    only few days befoa the first home game as this saturday draws near the excitement will be reaching new heights. like everyone else no can wait and as Vili says 'bring it on'


  177. koakane iphone:

    morning again

    eh bulla sounded toooo good on the am

    hope da rest of the tsaikos make it back safely from da mainland

    good to be back on da wb play nicely now


  178. koakane iphone:

    hey hey hey how's everybody doing this hot muggy friday morning. look for some ac and get there quickly.

    hippo birdie two ewe stretch. where you meeting up with g and sleeze to toast your day?

    one more day to tgate and UH home opener. looking good for both so far

    ralph just come when you can around 11:30 or there after. you can help with the fire, cooking or set up.

    late morning aloha to da bruddah up in the PNW

    well only few minutes to get this off so esme out whoooooosh


  179. \')/*:

    ekibastos...

    ekibastos...