Polynesians/Samoans

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  1. MannyFresh

    MannyFresh El Capitan

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    OMG I've been following these guys who are of this descent in these bowl games and these dudes are beast as D-back, O-lineman. Texans could use a few of these guys. Their work ethic is second to none.
     
  2. Vinny

    Vinny shiny happy fan Staff Member

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    you know, the team just ain't right without at least one beefy Pacific Islander making pancakes at midfield. There are quite a few in the league considering how small their numbers are population-wise overall.
     
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    I'd settle for one 'less beefy' Pacific Islander (although born in CA.) if he was 5'-10" about 207 lbs. and his name was Troy Polamalu!
     
  4. gg no re

    gg no re iggnorent

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    I prefer my Samoans to be pro wrestlers.

    But that's just me.

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    Although there was this one Samoan who had a collegiate football background... can't quite smell what he was cooking though......
     
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    What? No Samoa Joe??
     
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    FILO_girl I'm not here

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    FILO_girl I'm not here

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    Hmm...
    I sure miss the old days...
     
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    Preach on Reverend Bill!!!

    My question is this. Does Troy have a pissed off cousin with a chip on his shoulder and something to prove who's trying to enter the NFL? If so then I say we give the young man a job.
     


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    kastofsna Hall of Fame

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    Chris Fuamatu-Ma'afala

    still the finest name in the NFL's history
     
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    We don't have very far to look for Polynesians/Samoans here in Texas. Euless Trinity High School located up near the Dallas FW airport has like a 3rd of the team from Tongan descent. They won the Class 5A Division 1 State Championship last year (2007) and were ranked #1 in the Nation most of this year until Allen beat them in the Region 1 final. Allen went on to beat Hightower in the Championship game this year at Reliant.

    Not sure how so many ended up there, but I did read an article awhile back that said many of them left California to get away from the gang violence and find a more peaceful place to live. I'm sure some of them must be going to the major universities, so we may start seeing some of these kids showing up in the NFL in a few years.
     
  11. gg no re

    gg no re iggnorent

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    You win on the football field by beating the crap out of the other guy, not making him tap out.

    I'm sorry Samoa Joe but you can take your chokeholds elsewhere.
     
  12. gg no re

    gg no re iggnorent

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    ahhh who am I kidding

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  13. Vinny

    Vinny shiny happy fan Staff Member

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    there are already quite a few and in the past there has always been high numbers considering their population.

    small list from a couple of years ago here...

    David Tukatahi Dixon Vikings G
    Pita Elisara Eagles G/T
    Luther Elliss Lions DT
    Mario Fatafehi Cardinals DT
    Toniu Fonoti Chargers OG
    Chris Fuamatu-Ma'afala Steelers RB
    Setema Gali Patriots DE
    Edmund Elisala Ieremia-Stansbury Texans FB
    Junior Ioane Raiders DT
    Faaesea Mailo Raiders G
    Brandon Manumaleuna Rams TE
    Itula Mili Seahawks TE
    Edwin Mulitalo Ravens LG
    Kimo von Oelhoffen Steelers NT
    Anton Palepoi Seahawks DE
    Saul Patu Titans DE
    Siitupe Peko Seahawks C
    Joe Salave'a Titans DT
    Ed Ta'amu Vikings G
    Tiaina "Junior" Seau Chargers LB
    Jerry Togiai Falcons DT
    Mao Tosi Cardinals DT
    Marques Tuiasosopo Raiders QB
    Junior Tuipala Jaguars LB
    Albert Tuipolutu Steelers FB
    Maugaula Tuitele Patriots LB
    Tupo Tuupo Chargers DE
     
  14. DiehardChris

    DiehardChris You betcha!

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    That Lofa Tatupu kid out of Seattle is a monster... not in size, but in ability and tenacity.

    Isn't the badass LB from USC of Samoan descent? Ray Malauga? (I can never spell it).
     
  15. Vinny

    Vinny shiny happy fan Staff Member

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    He was born in Oklahoma to Samoan parents...they moved to Hawaii where he started to play football in the 6th grade.
     
  16. DiehardChris

    DiehardChris You betcha!

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    What do you think of him, Vinny? Is he going to be the real deal in the NFL?
     
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    powerfuldragon g'mornin to you

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    a name like that almost forces the young man to be tenacious, a go-getter. the slightest sign of hesitation or relaxation would bring a chorus of cajolery... loafer tatupu, etc.
     
  18. Vinny

    Vinny shiny happy fan Staff Member

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    He is gonna be awesome...I'd love to have him. He plays with passion, instinct and he hits like a mack truck.
     
  19. mexican_texan

    mexican_texan Furry Tractors

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    Didn't we have a Mexican guy? And what happened to the Falcons' Japanese guy? Nakamura I think, but I'm probably just thinking of Pablo Nakamura.
     
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    mexican_texan Furry Tractors

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    I hope he never goes to jail. Someone would use him as a Loofah.
     

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