Wayne Joseph’s Blog

Running with the Big Dog

Bring back the Rainbows!

UH Rainbows were special, let's bring them back!

UH Rainbows were special, let's bring them back!

     Go Bows!   That is something I’ve been chanting for more than four decades and it won’t change anytime soon.

   As a die-hard alumnus I have spent countless hours in front of the television watching the Rainbows football, basketball, baseball and volleyball, including attending several Rainbow Classic basketball tournaments.

   I was glued to my TV in 1992 when the Rainbow football team beat Illinois in the Holliday Bowl, 27-17.

   So why do we allow a football coach (June Jones) to come in and change the name to Warriors?

   Go on the internet and type in “Warriors” on your search engine.  You will find every type of Warrior imaginable, including Cal State, Wayne State, Wisconsin, Lutheran and the Hawaii football team.

   If you type in “Rainbows” you are limited to the UH athletic department.  The nick-name Rainbows are unique.

  I watched every game of Rainbow basketball during their dismal 1-26 season which was many moons ago, and that loyalty has earned me the lifetime right to call them the ‘Bows.

July 11, 2009 - Posted by | Editorial | ,

1 Comment »

  1. I think the basketball team can still be called The Rainbows (yay!). Seems it was a a caveat to avoid jinxing the team after doing well enough that great year we had Carter et al. The football team is another story. Rainbows must not be gruff enough for the tough stuff. But you can still call out and hear the stadium chant from side to side (((RAIN)))…(((BOWS)))!

    Comment by michaelharing | July 11, 2009 | Reply

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