Last thoughts from Maui trip:
Phrase I wish folks would stop saying: “just wait 'til we get our best player back” … like everyone else, I can’t wait to watch NSJ play in a Razorback uniform … however, after watching Anthony Black up close and personal against tough competition in Maui, I would be ecstatic if Nick is “just as good” as his backcourt mate … AB is a true star in the making in ALL phases of the game - clutch offense, facilitating, defending, shot blocking/altering and rebounding - with a basketball IQ that is off the charts … I am comfortable with “wait 'til we get our best scorer back”, though, and predict NSJ and AB will be a long-remembered Razorback backcourt duo
Hogs had an obvious hangover from the Creighton loss at the start of the SDSU game, including us fans in attendance … like the players, we started slow and had to pull from deep to find the extra energy for Hog Calls and harassing the officials and opposing team … in the end, when the guys started their comeback, we did our part, too (especially Gas, right under the goal … I’m pretty sure he would have snagged that rebound if Kamani didn’t)
Arkansas fans continue to travel well … Hog supporters made up two-thirds plus of those in attendance for each Razorback game … Louisville and Ohio State appeared to have fewest fans on the island … Ohio State and Arkansas had the Hyatt as their team hotel, but Hog fans outnumbered all others by a bunch … several of us sang Happy Birthday to Muss at the pool bar during the Arkansas - Ole Miss game.
Food/drink notes: Mama’s Fish House is still great … Frida’s Beach House in Lahaina is also very good if you are looking for a Mexican fix after overdosing on fresh big-eye tuna for several days … Muss is not a pina colada guy