ArtieFufkin
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The "Haka" And A Unique High School Footbal Team.

Thu Nov 02, 2006 2:18 am

First a little background:

They are the reigning 5A Div 1 Champions in the State of Texas. (The largest schools in the State) Many of the teams starters are Tongan kids. Naturally big and naturally strong. They have many former players in the college ranks.
Most of the line is in the high 200+ weight range. One player is 6'7 348 lbs.
They are currently ranked 3rd in the State.

But the most unusual thing is the pre and post game "Haka". A traditional Polynesian war dance, also performed by the New Zealand "All Blacks" rugby team.

Enjoy.

http://www.texasfootball.com/mediamg...hp?sid=2049&s=1131405250-944709624
 
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RE: The "Haka" And A Unique High School Footbal Team.

Thu Nov 02, 2006 3:05 am

The Haka is well known in some outside countries. In Argentina we have known about it for a long time through the rugby matches between Argentina and New Zealand, as well as against other Oceania nations.

In football (soccer) too, New Zealand teams visit on a regular basis to play and they do it, as well as in basketball.
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RE: The "Haka" And A Unique High School Footbal Team.

Thu Nov 02, 2006 3:32 am

Very true. It's just so unusual here in the US to see this performed in conjunction with one of our major sports. I can see why it's done. It builds a "esprit de corps" and kinda of intimidating to the other team..LOL
 
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Thu Nov 02, 2006 3:41 am

Can't wait I'm off to watch England vs The All Blacks on Sunday, the Haka is truely one of the greatest sights in world sports.

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RE: The "Haka" And A Unique High School Footbal Team.

Thu Nov 02, 2006 3:45 am

BYU's football team perfomed it prior to the kickoff at its first game this year at the University of Arizona in Tucson, don't know if they do it for every game.
 
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RE: The "Haka" And A Unique High School Footbal Team.

Thu Nov 02, 2006 3:50 am

Opinions are varied as to how you should react to the Haka. Do not do what Aussie forward Willie Mason (try to read his lips) did before the Tri Nations game a couple of weeks ago. He missed the second game through the injury he sustained.

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RE: The "Haka" And A Unique High School Footbal Te

Thu Nov 02, 2006 4:30 am

My high school's football team back home in Hawaii did it at every game...

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RE: The "Haka" And A Unique High School Footbal Team.

Thu Nov 02, 2006 5:08 am

The University of Hawaii Warriors football team performs the HAKA at all of their football games. They did this at their season opening game at Alabama, much to the chagrin of the Crimson Tide fans. It didn't help though as they lost the game by 8 points. They also perfomed it at Fresno State a few weeks ago, with better results, a 68-30 victory for Hawaii.


Quoting Kalakaua (Reply 6):
My high school's football team back home in Hawaii did it at every game...

Kalakaua, what high school did you go to?

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RE: The "Haka" And A Unique High School Footbal Team.

Thu Nov 02, 2006 5:22 am

this is sort of an odd question but I've read the scientist have identified Samoans as the largest humans on earth. I've been to Hawaii, Tahiti. I would rank size in this order. Speaking in generalities of course.

Samoan
Tongan (I've read are decended from Samoan and Fijian ancestry)
Hawaiian
Tahitian.

Would you agree with that?
 
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RE: The "Haka" And A Unique High School Footbal Team.

Thu Nov 02, 2006 8:47 am

I like the second half of this one,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJEidTOI5iA
nothing like to south sea countries offering and taking up the challenge

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RE: The "Haka" And A Unique High School Footbal Team.

Thu Nov 02, 2006 10:08 am

Quoting Gman94 (Reply 3):
Can't wait I'm off to watch England vs The All Blacks on Sunday, the Haka is truely one of the greatest sights in world sports.

England are going to get destroyed by New Zealand on Sunday. I'm off to see Wales vs NZ on November 25th.

Have to agree that the Haka is pretty immense!

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RE: The "Haka" And A Unique High School Footbal Team.

Thu Nov 02, 2006 10:09 am

Quoting HALFA (Reply 7):
Kalakaua, what high school did you go to?

Aloha,
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RE: The "Haka" And A Unique High School Footbal Te

Thu Nov 02, 2006 10:16 am

Quoting ArtieFufkin (Reply 8):
this is sort of an odd question but I've read the scientist have identified Samoans as the largest humans on earth. I've been to Hawaii, Tahiti. I would rank size in this order. Speaking in generalities of course.

Samoan
Tongan (I've read are decended from Samoan and Fijian ancestry)
Hawaiian
Tahitian.

Would you agree with that?

Yup. A large percent of my high school's football team was (still is) comprised of Polynesians.

Kahuku tied for producing most NFL players. Most, if not all, are of Samoan descent.
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RE: The "Haka" And A Unique High School Footbal Team.

Thu Nov 02, 2006 10:21 am

Isn't it a bit inappropriate for these guys to do the haka, seeing as none of them are maori and it has nothing to do with New Zealand?

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RE: The "Haka" And A Unique High School Footbal Team.

Thu Nov 02, 2006 10:32 am

Quoting QANTASFOREVER (Reply 13):
Isn't it a bit inappropriate for these guys to do the haka, seeing as none of them are maori and it has nothing to do with New Zealand?

QFF

My brother and his Rugby Union team do a version of the "Haka". I think it shows respect more than anything to be honest!

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RE: The "Haka" And A Unique High School Footbal Team.

Thu Nov 02, 2006 10:41 am

Quoting Kalakaua (Reply 11):
You wouldn't believe me if I told you. It's the Home of the Governors.

No shame!!  Smile Nothing wrong with Farrington. I have many friends at HA that went there. I went to Kailua.

Quoting QANTASFOREVER (Reply 13):
Isn't it a bit inappropriate for these guys to do the haka, seeing as none of them are maori and it has nothing to do with New Zealand?

While the Haka is rooted in Maori culture, it was also used by other Polynesian cultures as well, as an act of intimidation, and motivation. As the OP stated, many of the players on this team from Texas are Tongan, thus Polynesian, and so I would say, no, it is not inappropriate.
Kiwi's may disagree however.

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RE: The "Haka" And A Unique High School Footbal Team.

Thu Nov 02, 2006 11:24 am

The Tongan version is the Sipi Tau. But hell, they're kids, they're Polynesian, and most importantly they mean no harm.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQm_7SDCxfE

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RE: The "Haka" And A Unique High School Footbal Team.

Thu Nov 02, 2006 11:50 am

Hmmm I like this one

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