Ann Miller

February 3rd, 2014
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Ann Miller is the rare journalist who is not atwitter about Twitter, not insane over Instagram, and does not show face on Facebook. It took her years to embrace the cell phone.

Many would consider her to be an old-school journalist — and that would be accurate because of her diligence, work ethic, and skill in writing descriptive, detailed and informative prose.

But when Ann started her professional career about 35 years ago, old-school journalism was not a proverbial even field. There was wide disparity  in the male-to-female ratio in news rooms, particularly in management and especially in sports departments.

Ann is regarded as Hawaii's first full-time sports reporter (OK, maybe the second, depending on The Washington Post's Barbara Vobejda's official work status). She is best known for writing about volleyball, golf and tennis. But she has covered every sport, and written about each very well, always capturing the emotion and personality of each event. Sure, her football stories were excellent, but she also wrote compelling stories about sailing. Sailing? Yep, That's Ann.

One of the inside jokes is how Ann once wrote a story on Deitre Collins that  challenged newspaper space. Was it 99 inches, maybe 100-plus? The thing is, re-read the story and there's not a word that could be trimmed. The story was that good. Ann is that good.

Ann is a long-time leader for AWSM (Association for Women in Sports Media). She should serve as a role model for Hawaii's young journalists.

My fondest memory of Ann was on Oct. 25, 1986. That's when Mookie Wilson's grounder went between Bill Buckner's legs to cap the Mets' rally in Game 6 of the World Series. While watching the game in the sports department, this life-long Mets fan celebrated by bear-hugging and then hoisting Ann. (That also might have led to seminars on appropriate newsroom behavior.)

Ann retired from the Star-Advertiser this past week, although she still will contribute golf stories.

To a great journalist and person, hugs forever.

 

118 Responses to “Ann Miller”

  1. truegreen:

    Congrats Ann!


  2. 1:

    1?


  3. tommui:

    GOOD MORNING HAWAII!

    Best wishes to Ms Miller!


  4. migloto:

    wait... the mets have fans?


  5. st. anthony trojan:

    wow... where is all the posters this morning...must be all tired from mucho partying..or sad from denvers loss..


  6. Stephen Tsai:

    No. 4
    During a media preview in Boise several years ago, Buckner showed up. (I guess he has/had a home in Idaho.) I figured, what the heck, and asked him to sign a program. Seems like a nice guy, and no, he did not bobble the paper.


  7. Pu'uwai:

    Aloha kakahiaka.

    Imua Rainbow Warriors!!!


  8. jm2375:

    Good morning Tsaikos!

    Best wishes to Ms. Miller. Always enjoyed your Wahine vb stories.

    #4 - :lol: I know a few and they've all spent time in NYC. Better than being a Yankee fan (from an Orioles fan's point of view :D )


  9. koakane ®:

    morning 808

    best wishes to Ms Miller, enjoy, retirement is good

    sad one for the ponies only wish the game was more competitive, congrats to the pigeons

    wow rainbow wahines having one tuff road trip keep fighting ladies


  10. old808:

    Good morning I was reading an article online about a monkey that has predicted the winner of the past five Super Bowls. Well make that six since he picked Seattle. I should have saved that article and keep track of that wise ape. He must have a taste for the winning team each year.


  11. old808:

    Mahalo Ann Miller and enjoy your retirement


  12. al:

    ann miller, an icon of the print media era.
    aloha and mahalo!


  13. WarriorMojo:

    Feel like I been locked out of heaven.

    Why, Bruno, why?


  14. haka:

    Thanks for the memories Ann!

    JMHO

    I hope Tuileta joins the Warrior ohana. I think his potential contribution to UH athletics will be off the charts. Not only does he play at the highest profile positions in both volleyball and football, he excels at those positions. I really believe Tui can lead Hawaii to a national championship in volleyball which would be huge. His talent will put us up there with the best for sure. Football wise, all the tangibles are there. He is a leader. Humble and poised. And I think, because of his two sport potential, he could end up being one the greatest athletes to ever suit up for UH. He could be the athletic departments "holy grail" in my mind because he just may be a four year marketing phenom for Hawaii.

    If he goes elsewhere and succeeds that is fine and I'm sure he will be successful, but if he stays home, he will become Hawaii's favorite son. He will truly be Hawaii's own...Warrior! My personal plea...se...stay home Tui! Play in front of your family. Play in front of your friends. Play in front of Hawaii! Please play for the home team!

    Ok, getting up off my knees and gonna ease up on the caffeine now....


  15. Buffoman:

    Hackman, Kwon and now Miller. That was a great reason to learn how to read, buy a newspaper and love sports.

    Have a terrific "off season" and enjoy a new adventure, Ms. Miller, you deserve it.


  16. cocobean:

    Ann Miller - a Journalist with a capital J.

    Was hard to watch SB XLVIII. Denver got Beast Moded by Seattle on both sides of the ball and on special teams. Denver kept throwing chum into the water inciting a feeding frenzy that devoured them.

    I hope the media won't tag this game as..."Peyton's Last Stand."


  17. A-House:

    Manoa2: from previous post

    if Chow has not learned how to recruit over the past 30+ years as a position coach, then UH is in trouble - as in the movie Day After Tomorrow, when one tells the other to get out before its to late, the response is, "it's too late, my friend".


  18. truegreen:

    First on the blog today but locked out of Bruno Mars tickets. Wish it were the other way around. Boo hoo


  19. A-House:

    ST:

    did you really hug and lift Ann Miller?

    didn't realize it would be a catalyst for a "newsroom" conduct seminar - sensitive, sensitive!


  20. A-House:

    best wishes to Ms Miller in her retirement!!!


  21. A-House:

    Tui's decision will hinge upon how much it means to him to be "cloaked" in SC colors and all the rah, rah being a Trojan.

    must agree with "haka" that Tuileta could be a certain "holy grail" in football for al or VB


  22. A-House:

    one of the worst super bowl games I have ever watched

    bet on Seattle to win, but turned off the tv when they scored the last TD - I went 'under".


  23. A-House:

    OK, must wait til my next visit to Vegas to bet 49ers win it all in 2014/5.


  24. kifi:

    Enjoy your retirement Ann.


  25. kifi:

    Is it Wednesday yet?


  26. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Great post on Anne Miller. Its "old school" women like her who laid the foundation for "new school". "Happy Trails" to a trailblazer.


  27. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Col. Guns -

    You're a better man than I am. I went under after Bruno. Didn't even watch the "pushing 50" shirtless guys look totally out of place.


  28. al:

    truegreen...they just announced a third bruno mars show. hurry.


  29. NorthShoreFan:

    Guud Morning Tsaikos...Not so Super Bowl...da Broncos wen kick themselves in the butt...
    ate my way through half of the spectacle..

    Me thots Wilson should have been MVP...dude was poised and on point with his game.
    could he be the youngest QB to win a SB?..leave it for the trivia buffs.

    Anyhoo, be safe and well this cloudy, wet day..


  30. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Dear Mr. Tuileta -

    Consider this post a grovel. Not to mention, you have a shot at being a superstar in TWO college sports. Nuff said.


  31. NorthShoreFan:

    btw...Bruno was Great!..Chili Peppers was not so Hot...
    compared to the sauce I had for my wings that was made from Ghost Chili Peppers....was Guud...with the right amount of .."burn"....mmmmm..


  32. NorthShoreFan:

    interesting comments on the Seahawks...most of them unheralded players but motivated to do their jobs well on the field....maybe no need the 5 star guys to have one championship team..imho


  33. Bulla aka Rev Bu:

    Anne Miller, a class act. Got to meet her when I was at UH with the Tsaimaster, she was always on point, and captured the essence of the story. Loved the way she covered UH Women's Volleyball through the years, and the girls love her.

    The very best of luck in any and all you do!


  34. gobows:

    10 - old808

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/30/eli-ape-seahawks-prediction-super-bowl_n_4698874.html


  35. gobows:

    Who are the three qb's that are looking to transfer to UH?


  36. cocobean:

    NSF. When you pay your starting QBs under 800K a year (Seattle and Niners} it's no wonder you can fit so many quality starters under the salary cap. Might not have a direct correlation but how did the Ravens do after giving Flacco a whale of a contract?


  37. al:

    usc estimated annual fees are $63k.
    a low estimate by all accounts. a friend said it cost him 100k/yr to keep up with the jones'.

    how much blood money will usc kick in (aka financial aid) legally?


  38. al:

    35...a well guarded secret.


  39. Shoko:

    More importantly, which of those three will be able to play right away. If Chow's job is in question after this season, those transfers might get lost in the shuffle with the new coaching staff.


  40. Shoko:

    Think both the Seahawks and Niners are in a precarious situation with their quarterbacks. Neither can afford to do a Flacco regarding new contracts especially the Niners.


  41. al:

    all of them


  42. Shoko:

    Al's credibility is now on the line. ;)


  43. st. anthony trojan:

    not wanting to put ne one down.. but just cuz they transfer.. does not necessarily mean they are ne good.. should look at all of the person.. not just stats... 4 me.. not knowing 2 much about witteck from usc..he wont be ne good or much help...will take one year to learn system...receivers.. n leadership role.. etc..better to coach up what we have..makes more sense to me...now that we got a quarterback coach they can easily relate to..instead of gramps...no offense mr. chow...he he he


  44. jeezy33:

    Rutgers trying to move on Nick Nelson but it seems like he is going to stick with Hawaii...


  45. Former UH Athlete:

    4...nice one


  46. Former UH Athlete:

    40.. I believe Seattle has one more year of Wilson on the cheap before worrying about contract extension talks. They are going to be very good again next year.

    The 49ers are currently in talks to extend Kaepernick this offseason. It's going to be a delicate balancing act to keep Kaep happy, plus still afford to pay other high importance players before they lose them to free agency.


  47. Shoko:

    I think the question, regarding Wittek, that needs to be asked is whether he is eligible to take advantage of the graduate transfer rule that exempts him from having to sit out a year. If he finds a school that doesn't offer a graduate program that relates to his degree, he won't be able to take play right away, if not mistaken.


  48. Shoko:

    Yeah, Kap should be alright with a decent contract. Couple that with additional endorsements and he'll be sitting nicely.


  49. Shoko:

    Speaking of players that had blowouts with their head coaches.

    "6-foot-4 junior guard, Daniel Bejarano, was pulled out of the Rams' 65-56 loss Saturday at No. 5 San Diego State less than three minutes into the game and had to be restrained by an assistant coach during a heated verbal exchange with coach Larry Eustachy during a timeout."

    http://www.coloradoan.com/article/20140203/SPORTS0202/302030070?nclick_check=1


  50. st. anthony trojan:

    thanks 4 that shoko... ncaa sure makes it hard huh..my god.. after you graduate..should go ne where u want n play immediately..no need to be a related subject.. that is stupid... they want you to get a degree..and if he has one..he should be FREE to choose ne school he wishes.. n ne course he desires...what is that bs about "related to his degree"....they sure make it hard 4 students huh...


  51. jeezy33:

    47. Wittek will be eligible immediately once he graduates.


  52. d1shima:

    Great Afternoon All!

    Congratulations to Ann Miller. Best wishes in retirement.


  53. Shoko:

    51. Will he be eligible immediately under the graduate transfer rule like Schroeder or some other exemption?


  54. kifi:

    Is it Wednesday yet ?


  55. Former UH Athlete:

    Ann Miller? For a quick second, all I could think about was chocolate haupia pie.... but then remembered that ST wasn't walking about a certain diner at Pearl Ridge.


  56. kifi:

    Are we there now?


  57. A-House:

    49ers should use a high draft pick to select a good QB to challenge Kaepenick who is much too comfortable as this time and groom him to replace the "golden gazelle" - remember how many years before Steve Young became the "starter"?

    and Niner QB coach must get Kaepernick to complete his progressions rather than stare at his primary receiver - if he did that, the 49ers would have been in the Super Bowl as #11 was wide open near the left corner of the end zone on the last play of the NFC championship game. as a female co-worker stated this morning, all game he stayed away from # 25 and on the final pass play Kaepernick throws to receiver being covered by #25

    besides, they don't have a quality back-up as McCoy has to go!


  58. bowwar:

    Whatever QB that Chow has in the wings, should be someone who can start right-away and take the team to its desired goal of at least, 6 wins. It would help further if BJ can do his job and get a 13th game for the football team.


  59. Marleysdad:

    Wouldn't it be wise to add another QB regardless of Tuileta's decision?


  60. kaimiloa:

    58. Is 6 wins the team's desired goal? I haven't heard any specific goals.


  61. boolakanaka:

    Aloha all! And happy trails to Ms. Miller--job well done! There were a couple of remarkable things about last nights blowout. The Seahawks were dominate in such a way, that the will of Broncos was viscerally removed on national TV--they didn't get a first down til about the half. 27 total rushing yards...the Seahawks just had superior speed--period. Finally, Pete Carroll, should be considered an elite coach, 3 national championship games, and now a super bowl win, yet he is still considered underrated. Seattle has a breathtaking defense.


  62. jeezy33:

    59. you would think


  63. Stephen Tsai:

    I think going to the Hawaii Bowl should be the goal.


  64. Shoko:

    I get this strange feeling, though, that BJ will automatically give Chow a fourth year regardless of how next season turns out.


  65. Shoko:

    Next up from a Bowl game would be winning the division. Winning the conference championship the ultimate goal.


  66. bowwar:

    60: 6 wins is the consensus expectation for Chow to achieve this year, as the natives (i.e. fans) are restless and tired of 3 win seasons...


  67. bowwar:

    6 wins qualifies UH for a Bowl based on a 12 game season...It becomes 7 if we have a 13 game season.


  68. kaimiloa:

    I think a reliable quarterback is really the only thing we need to make that happen considering the oline's improvement and added depth on D from transfers and redshirts.


  69. bowwar:

    59 & 62: I think its a "no-brainer", you bring in another QB regardless if Tuileta flips or not...We don't have a solid starter going into Spring Practice and I doubt if we will have one going into the Fall. I believe if we have a solid QB and leader going into this coming season, we "get chance" in winning some games...Our goal should be to "out-score" our opponents (like JJ used to do) and hope for an occasional stop from our defense...


  70. kaimiloa:

    Bowwar... I only brought up the "team's goal" since most of the analysis and criticisms come from the expectations WE have for the team.


  71. kakaako kid:

    Hawaii wins 8 games, wins the Hawaii Bowl and joins the Pac-20. Gotta believe.


  72. jonj:

    I think BJs ultimate goal is to corner the Asian market and to do so he needs chow as the first Asian coach. So as long as we improve this next season, chow will still be around for the fourth year. Next year I see a 3-4 win season


  73. Marleysdad:

    We don't have to win every game, just the ones on Saturday. \m/


  74. Shoko:

    If Chow can go from a 1-11 season to a six or seven win season, that would be an incredible turnaround. It might irritate some folks that are set on Chow being gone but would definitely change the mood among the fan base.


  75. Shoko:

    Anyway, still think Graham will step up next year. Hard to gauge what he's capable of with limited time on the field after his injury.


  76. Bugaz:

    I think Graham will do fine if the o line gives him time. Leading up to last season at JBPHH practices he threw some nice passes but unfortunately too many forced throws for lack of time and dropped balls by the receivers.


  77. Inyoface:

    Should bring back the merit stickers on the helmets again.


  78. boolakanaka:

    72--While I wish Ben J the best, the Asian market while enormous, is particular and fraught with challenges. In short, any hope of securing a slice of this market will require UH or any other college team to tack under the progression of the NFL.

    Thus it begs the Q; has the NFL caught on in any Asian markets — and if yes, how? Have social or digital media helped the NFL expand in Asia? And which Asian markets have proven the toughest to crack?

    The NFL has some longstanding relationships in Asia, most notably in Japan where TV partnerships and history date back 20 years. The success in Japan has been driven largely by very strong TV partners supporting the NFL, a local office/staff that worked extensively on promoting the sport, prior trips by NFL clubs to the market as part of the "America's Bowl" and most recently the introduction of flag football into youth curriculums.

    Other markets in Asia have been very challenged as time zone is a large factor, as is the need to educate prospective fans on the sport. The interest and fanbase of sports, usually takes a couple generations.China falls into this category, though the NFL has made strides in treating this as a development opportunity over the last decade. Operating again with a local office, the NFL has reached over 20 media partners in China across TV and digital distribution and growth has been very strong in the last several years, albeit off a small base. Digital has helped in both Japan and China extensively, as well as broader Asia. In particular, localized websites (Japan and China) and NFL Game Pass (online subscription product offering all games plus extensive non-game content) continue to see very positive growth. In Asia, the growth in mobile and smartphone usage has led to a strong opportunity to offer products that allow fans to access NFL "on the go," which has helped to alleviate some of the time challenges. Going forward, the NFL continues to look toward digital-owned and -operated assets, as well as digital external partners, to continue to develop this landscape. In short, I think, and its just my 2 cents, but I think we are a decade away.

    So, what's next for the NFL in the digital space? What's next is very much correlated to how the fan is consuming media. Mobile certainly has opened up a new paradigm shift in accessibility, consumption behavior, and personalization. But, only time will see the traction of this newly introduced sport.


  79. whitey:

    /Aloha Ann, enjoy, enjoy, enjoy


  80. whitey:

    Wed is V day for the warriors. Yahooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!


  81. st. anthony trojan:

    # 78...me agree with you..we should play a game there..would be easy to fill ne stadium there..we have sum really heavy hitters there..ex gov ariyoshi.. our grand champions.. the amount of halau's there..n they for the most part love hawaii..should not be hard to ask for help from them....if not that alone would give us a foot up on ne notions.. that ne pac 12 team could or would try to go there..the problem.ids..the nonexistence of ne marketing brains on the lower or upper campus..nil...zero...nada..

    Sorry that they cannot even fill the sheriff..for a men's game.. n they have a very good team compared to the last few years..they will just sit back.. n think it will fill it self if they keep on winning..now is the time to go all out n support them with promotions to make that place jam packed with fans 4 every home game...won't happen though...oops 4 got.. they have a sponsored coupon;s i read.. but not tell you in their web site what it is..like telling me go to safeway.. n saying..look here.. buy sum groceries.. n we will give you this package of stuff..normal reaction is...please pray tell what is in the package please.. then i might just spend on groceries...no sorry cant tell you is a secret...sponsors should demand that if they are giving stuff away at games..it should be listed on their site..they are wasting their dollars..not doing the good it supposed to do..

    IMUA MARKETING STAFF AT UH...KEEP UP THE LOUSY WORK...


  82. sofaking_blk:

    #74..
    Given everything we've seen the past 2 years, do you really think Chow can turn this team around, I highly doubt it. The way thongs looks right now, we stand to lose 3 of our first 4 games this year, so much for a turnaround.


  83. haka:

    #81, You are right...go all out and support them....so forget the promotions and just go to the games because you want to...as a fan.


  84. Ned Schneebly:

    Those who can, do; those who can't, they teach.


  85. Tazer:

    Lee's back @ St. Louis High School


  86. Slugger:

    Have a wonderful retirement, Ann Miller!


  87. NorthShoreFan:

    #36 cocobean..now we'll see what kind of salary the Seahawks will try to negotiate.

    Most of the team are players who were not high draft picks but were hidden gems as it turned out.
    Hope the Warriors can find a bunch of them too.


  88. NorthShoreFan:

    The Warriors used to be good at finding and developing great players who were not on any big schools radar.


  89. al:

    nsf...yah, we had no choice. haha


  90. al:

    darzil washington lands at louisiana.


  91. BigWave96744:

    al, #90, State, Tech, Monroe, Lafayette?


  92. kev-1:

    OK . . . someone please help me figure this out. This makes no sense (unless I have this all wrong). Chow has 3 QB transfers in the wings IF Tuileta decides to go to USC instead. If these 3 QBs are players that could be interested in playing right away, why does it matter what Tuileta's decision is? It isn't like he would come in and play next season anyway (and anyone who thinks he will is delusional). Why not bring in one of or more of the 3 anyway? Our QB situation is not stacked.


  93. A-House:

    #92:

    2nd hand dates!


  94. 3-Prong:

    Congratulations Coach Tuioti!


  95. jonj:

    92 makes absolutely no sense! Everyone here on the board knows graham isn't the answer, woosley has the talent but needs to grow "mentally". We needed to make a Qb battle by bringing in a young talented guy and a transfer JC or D1 that could play immediately. I don't necessarily like Wittek, but I think he would be the best option since we didn't get a mid year transfer JC guy.


  96. kev-1:

    I will be pretty disappointed if we pass on these QBs only to later find out that they could have been pretty good gets. I still just don't get why it is contingent upon Tuileta though.


  97. dihudfan:

    one of my favorite editors to have worked with... straight forward and always a pleasure to work and talk to... I was lucky enough to have retired from the Honolulu Advertiser before they shut down... I'm just happy Ann is able to retire too, even if it is the Star-ADVERTISER... congratulations!!! much Aloha to Ann!!!


  98. Old Diver:

    92

    If those QB's waiting in the wings were any good they would have been picked up by now.


  99. el burro sabio:

    If Tuileta follows through and signs on Wednesday, I'd rather see the coaches sign a lineman instead of another QB.


  100. cocobean:

    95. "Everyone here" knew last year SS wasn't the answer........


  101. Jeezy33:

    100. We won 1 game..


  102. Jeezy33:

    Bar needs to be set a little higher... Stats are over rated.. Especially when your stats are inflated after game is almost out of reach ...

    Statistically, manning didnt do so bad... But stats don't tell everything ..
    Russell Wilson statistically didn't look that good, but he constantly owned Denver on 3rd down and kept drives alive.


  103. old808:

    Mahalo Gobows #34 for the information. My bad the ape predicted 6 straight super bowl winners and now make that seven. If I was a betting man I would go ape over that ability to pick a winner.


  104. jonj:

    +1 jeezy!


  105. al:

    bigwave...ul @lafayette


  106. al:

    must be we have exhausted our legal limits on scholies.

    or maybe we are secretly keeping the general public at bay?

    maybe, just maybe the " clint eastwood" of transferring qbs will be knocking on the door this summer after he gets his sheepskin in may.

    maybe he comes from west coast.
    maybe the mid west.

    go figga, eh?
    only the little birdies know...


  107. Moocher:

    #78
    ok, one problem with the asian market is that they do not follow football PERIOD! on cable tv, espn, fox sports, are catered more to european sports, rugby, cricket, auto racing, soccer, etc. basketball and baseball get air time, but zero, no american football.

    from thailand, to singapore, to philippines, there is no american football on tv. the only way people see american football is perhaps like superbowl sunday where the game played at 7 in the morning is to be watch it in a pub that opened up early so expats and very few locals can watch it live...or they must subscribe to separate cable channel or premium package to get nfl football or even college football on cable.

    this is the biggest problem. even if there were a way to get pro or college football on tv in asia, no one understands it.

    i said this before. UH needs to capture the asian market not through football, but through academics. the sport that UH can enter asia in is basketball-not football. i'm saying this from the asian perspective because i'm in asia.

    in my opinion UH needs to reaching out academically with basketball as the flagship sport. another sport UH can use is golf. golf is big in asia and you'd be amazed with the wealth of talent in asia that have nowhere to go after "high school". if UH found a yao ming in china for basketball and a golfer or two on scholarship from an ASEAN country along with taking the time to introduce the school and academics via skype to classrooms in asia, this to me is the way to go...coming from an asian perspective.

    UH needs to reach out and imprint itself in the minds of asia's youth. almost by default they know stanford, harvard, usc, etc., but they dont know hawaii...therefore, UH needs to get in the classrooms via video call and tell the kids hey consider us. uh also needs to video call such things as amateur golf association and let them know that hey, there may be a possibility you can get a free education and continue to play a sport like golf in hawaii.

    i mean why are we not taking advantage of hawaii's strong asian heritage and population base?

    if we dont, we will 100% be a have not school.


  108. kifi:

    Kekaula said that Tony Tuioti was hired by the Cleveland Browns. I won't believe it until Tsai says it.


  109. Moocher:

    SS was the best we had, take it how you want but that means he was better graham. therefore, what really can we expect from graham?

    chow painted himself into a corner with graham and graham must come out on fire and be lit eternally. i think on paper all of us thought graham was the real deal. he still may be, but i for one and concerned that next year every position will be much improved except at QB. and ironically, the QB position and finding talent in the QB position or developing the QB is what chow perhaps knows best.

    i'm deeply concerned. to me, sorry gang, but it doesnt matter if tui comes or not. what matters is we need a plug n play QB this coming season or it may be over for chow. and if that is so, who right now should Ben Jay be eying, i say norwood...raise money now to get him. i'm for chow. i want to stick with chow all the way to bring success, but i'm also being realistic. and the realist in me tells me we have QB issues that will bring won loss issues, that will bring head coach issues and controversies ....unless the birdies are hush hush and know something :)


  110. kifi:

    Congratulations to Tuioti.


  111. cocobean:

    #109. My point was SS was written off by many people after his first season but came through with a much better effort last season. People shouldn't write Graham off this early he might surprise you in the Spring.

    #101. You can't put 1-11 on SS he did his part to produce more wins. It's like putting our winless season on Dan Robinson.


  112. jonj:

    111 I think the guy written off is Higgins this upcoming year. And I for one believe he makes plays! If u watch the Nevada game his first drive the Rb misses a block and the mullet guy comes in virtually untouched and forces Higgins to fumble giving up a TD. Next drive Higgins leads them all the way to a touchdown which gets called back. Dick tomey praises Higgins on the drive n the next play same DE mullet boy comes off the left side... Higgins rolls right and the guy again forces another fumble. Higgins pulled next series and the rest of the year. Both weren't his fault. Maybe the first one he should have thrown the ball away.


  113. boolakanaka:

    102--Jeezy very good point. Many of the pundits going in cited Wilson's just average numbers going into the play-offs, that said, he now has the same number of Supwer Bowl trophies as P. Manning, e.g. numbers are way overrated, unless we are talking points from turnovers. Manning is a stat god, but the man has barely any hardware on his shelves to further validate, the potential "greatest of all-time" question. If we are going to just be thrilled with numbers, I would rather go with a guy like Marino, who was much more exciting and fun to watch---and what a beautiful arm God gave Dan??


  114. sofaking_blk:

    SS improved because he played pretty much all of 2012, TG only started 3 games last year. That's not enough time to gel in this offense. Look, nobody knows how TG will pan out this year, we can only hope that he and the rest of the QBs work their butts of this spring and summer.


  115. jonj:

    113 manning has never had the #1 defense on his side. I think that and a Percy harvin would have helped!


  116. Inyoface:

    Does TG have a medical hardship for last year?


  117. jeezy33:

    115. He didn't have #1 defenses but he had defenses that fit what he needed in a salary cap league. His contract takes away from the money that can be paid to better defensive players... But the Colts made sure to have elite pass rushers in Freeney and Mathis... Banking on Manning's offense getting a big lead forcing the other team to pass more...

    I mean 2005 team was pretty damn legit and Manning offense was more to blame than the defense. Pitt won in Indy 21-18. Manning did have a Sean Schroeder esq performance after being down 18 late in the game...


  118. NorthShoreFan:

    Guud Morning Tsaikos...got to bust out my canoe today...wet...soggy day..keep dry peeps..