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Warrior Mania Hits the Streets

Don Murphy Don Murphy
Kimberly Weichert Kimberly Weichert

By Mari-Ela David

HONOLULU (KHNL) -- If you noticed a lot of screaming in one particular part of downtown Honolulu Friday night, what you were hearing was a bunch of loyal UH fans. They were at Murphy's Bar and Grill tailgating.

UH fans do have a reason to be excited. This is the first time in 82 years the Warriors have started the season 9-0. So Friday night, their pride for the green and black spilled into the streets.

UH fever touched down at Murphy's Bar and Grill.

"We sold out inside real quick so we said let's go outside," owner Don Murphy said.

Fans crowded together at Murphy's block party hungry for another victory.

"It's not surprising at all, the way they've been playing all season. I think they can carry this past Colt," said UH fan Rob McGehee.

The Warriors are on a hot streak this season, a streak fans haven't seen since 1925.

"The aloha spirit is living large in Honolulu," Warrior fan Kimberly Weichert said.

So large, UH Mania has attracted new fans, with many eyeing the team's star Heisman Trophy candidate, Colt Brennan.

Win or lose, fans say they're here to support no matter what.

This is the first time Murphy's held a tailgate party outdoors. Aside from the UH game, it's also Murphy's 20th anniversary. That combined with Aloha Friday, made for a triple celebration.

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