Falcons and the showman

June 25th, 2014


It's summer break, sort of, for the NFL, but former UH linebacker Brenden Daley is living up to his nickname's credo: A shark never stops. Daley will continue to work out in California until he reports to the Atlanta Falcons' training camp on July 22.


The Falcons, by the way, will be featured on HBO's "Hard Knocks." From a chat with our blog, here are some "Shark" bites:

On his plans: "I have a solid month to train and watch as much film as possible."

On life in the NFL: "It's a strict business. The last day I was there (for mini camp), a linebacker got cut at 11 o'clock at night. It was very eye-opening."

Another lesson: "I learned the NFL is about being a first-timer. You have to do things right the first time. It's very professional. I enjoy it a lot. It makes me very excited."

On his approach: "I focus on the process. All I think about is going out there and being the Great White Shark, and doing what I do. I can't worry about things I can't control."

imagesOn NFL food: "They have a very good cafeteria. I enjoyed it. Smoothies in the morning are very good. I like getting a nice blueberry smoothie in the morning. And I like black-bean burgers. I don't want to eat all that meat before the second practice. (Those burgers) are very good."

Confession: "I put a little bacon on there. I need a little something else. It's real bacon, not bean bacon."


On his upcoming performance: "For my rookie show (at UH), I did a little dancing gig with Aaron Brown and Corey Paredes. We didn't win. I want to win. I'm excited about my (upcoming) rookie performance (with the Falcons). I'm going to think long and hard and give the people a great show. I don't want to give away too much, but I have one word for you: Kilt."

On representing Hawaii: "I"m still kicking, throwing up the shaka sign as much as I can."


45 Responses to “Falcons and the showman”

  1. papajoe2:


  2. papajoe2:

    Good morning everybody!

  3. papajoe2:

    WAKE UP!!!!

  4. A-House:

    mornin' papajoe, Hawaii, and world!!!

  5. A-House:

    like Daley's shaka sign - much like Michelle's after winning the LPGA US Open!

  6. A-House:

    ST & al:

    both have been very quiet on "recruiting" news for 2015 - hiding worthy news, eh?

  7. tom-warriornation:

    Anyone need tickets for our first road game at Colorado on Sept. 20--come sit with 100+ Hawaii fans sitting in Section 103 and cheer our team on to victory! Email me: tomkitaguchi@yahoo.com

  8. tom-warriornation:

    Colorado's stadium seating chart:


  9. tommui:


    And the top of the morn' to A-House and Papajoe - early raisers!
    (And to ST who got up before any of us!)

  10. A-House:


    sec. #103 is the same section we sat on our last trip 3 or 4 years ago.

    we made final payment to Panda Travel so we will stick with them.

    domo for all your tireless effort!!!

  11. Stephen Tsai:

    My alarm went off at 4:45 this morning. I forgot beach day was moved to Friday.

  12. Ipu Man:

    A Scottish haka? Hope you wear a loin cloth underneath. Go Brenden and hope you don't pass too much air on your bean diet.

  13. NorthShoreFan:

    Guud Morning Tsaikos...bootiful day.

    Life in the NFL (Not For Long) is a daily challenge. things you have to do to stay on the roster....

    Geev um Brendan..see you on Sunday...IMUA!

  14. boolakanaka:

    Aloha all! Mrs. Boola is always attempting to persuade me to try veg-meat items, like bean bacon---its the height of heinous and horrible.

  15. NotNasti:

    wth is bean bacon?

  16. NotNasti:

    This is my idea of bean bacon: https://www.google.com/search?q=bean+bacon&es_sm=119&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=6hWrU6zXCIX5oATms4GYCw&ved=0CI8BELAE&biw=732&bih=337

  17. boolakanaka:

    16--Now counselor, that is a maika'i bean bacon--well done!!

  18. hatakeman:

    GO Brenden !!!

  19. Stephen Tsai:

    Ever have Stripples? It's veggie bacon. It's as gross as it sounds.

  20. boolakanaka:

    ST--Sounds like a very bad strip club...no thank you.

  21. tommui:

    Brenden wrote "And I like black-bean burgers. "

    Wonder if he meant black-beans (like Cuban) or black-bean Chinese?

    Where is Al - the hamburger chef?

  22. jm2375:

    Good morning Tsaikos!

    Best wishes to Mr. Daley.

    Counselor - #21 - think it means vegetarian burgers, like Morningstar.

    Vegan bacon - what's the point?

  23. al:

    21...i've been concentrating my efforts on perfecting my ultimate oyster shooters.

  24. SteveM:

    Good morning everyone!

    Good luck to Brenden Daley!

    I'm in...

  25. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Good Morning Gangeez! ;)

    Good luck to Brenden Daley. Love the nickname and the shaka!

  26. RainbowCliff:

    Good Afternoon Tsaiko Nation !

    Hot today in Los Angeles as I get ready for some tennis playing against the elite here at Fox Hills. So glad I picked up tennis in Hawaii as it has paid off BIG time staying in top shape and improving my game for the past 33 years in which I can say with out a doubt a 4.5 level that Dr. Jack Rocker saw my love for the game and instill the strategy and fundamentals that he taught to me in his 101 class in which I got an A for high achievement.

    Tom, concerning tickets will may need for San Diego State awaiting on LWC to pick up two tickets on my behalf but since they are so sketchy paying for away games I will be coming to you as there will be a brunch that morning afternoon before San Diego State game sponsored by my LWC bruddah Don Weir at San Diego Little Italy. I will know by September as that will give me time to purchase from you. If you may be gone by that time I completely understand. Still have that GREAT banner you sent me as it has been AWESOME in my recruiting efforts.

    Be well good folks as I am off hitting like Wimbeldon !

  27. A-House:

    "where have all the flowers gone, long time passing"

  28. KapaaWarrior:

    Right On Brenden ! Keep those shaka's flying during the filming of Hard Knocks!
    "NO SLACK........GIVE CRACKS!" You got one shot at this thing! God Speed !

  29. jimmy the lock:

    Can't have your pudding if you don't eat your meat.

  30. jimmy the lock:

    So if a shark plays soccer would it bite its opponent?

    It's the Daley show.

  31. jimmy the lock:

    Burn some calories, it's hump day. For some, dry is fine.

  32. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Oh my jimmy!

  33. Last Call:

    Hey kids - How to freak out mom at your July 4th family BBQ.

    1) Save empty Mayo jar
    2) Wash out empty Mayo jar
    3) Fill Mayo jar with vanilla pudding
    4) Eat pudding straight from the jar and watch mom freak out.

  34. NorthShoreFan:

    if dem vegetarian foods taste so guud, why they trying to make um taste like bacon, pork, chicken and beef?
    if dey feed da pig only veggies would it make da veggie menu?

  35. gobows:

    blog looks different…new and improved???

  36. Z:

    So Fisiiahi walking away from football. Going to play rugby instead.

  37. NorthShoreFan:

    Yup...follow his first love...good move for him. School will be paid and he gets to play the sport he loves....IMUA!

  38. NorthShoreFan:

    Shout out to G-Rob too. He helping so many kids with his program.

  39. Ipu Man:

    Do what you love and it will never seem like work...

  40. al:


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