I don't know what your official definition of "local" is, but last week's decision by Colt Brennan to stay here for one more season would sure seem to qualify him as a local guy. Humble, sharing the credit, admitting past transgressions, repaying his debt, talking about his love for his teammates, the UH football fans, and the very essence of Hawaii- wow, pretty heady stuff for a young man who's really only been on Oahu for about three years.

Local is not just a birthright- its also about how you carry yourself, a certain belief system and style. We should get hung up on character first if we truly mean "local" style as a positive attribute. We all know people who really do give back, who really do care, who really do share a so-called local sensibility. It's not only about where you were born, it's really about where you are going, it's about mana, it's about pono, it's about ohana and humbly making a positive difference with people, whatever and wherever that might be.

When Colt Brennan decided to pass on the lights and the glamour and the big NFL bucks to stay here with us- it came from his soul, it came from his heart. Right on, Colt, and no matter what happens next season, thanks for what you've done. Think about it...