Comments about ‘Utes and Cougar among inaugural Polynesian Hall of Fame finalists’

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Published: Wednesday, Sept. 11 2013 9:20 p.m. MDT

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wwookie
Payson, UT

Only kemoeatu is Tongan. What gives? ;)

VegasUte
Las Vegas, NV

Ellis and Gouveia - two of the monster names from the state of Utah.

Congrats!

StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Luther Elliss and Kevin Mawae are probably in my top 50 favorite all time football players. Luther's just a great dude, too. I love how involved he remains with the U and the community in SLC.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@wwookie

"Only kemoeatu is Tongan. What gives? ;)"

I also found that interesting but I have a theory. Tongan's are much more recent to the game than Samoan's and Hawaiian's who have been playing it for a long time because of their ties to the U.S. A lot of those names are old time guy's, I am willing to bet there will be an increase, probably a very large increase, in Tongan's over the next few years who are nominated and inducted.

Guam_Bomb
BARRIGADA, GU

@wwookie and Duckhunter,

I'd have to say I agree with Duckhunter. I would add because it is harder for Tongans to immigrate, there were fewer Tongans in the 70's and 80's. There are still fewer Tongans in the US, relative to Samoans.

Rational
Salt Lake City, UT

How is Norm Chow not on the list? Has he no polynesian blood?

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