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12.09.2005

Tongan Chant

Euless Trinity is playing for the state championship this weekend. A couple of weeks ago I saw them in a playoff game at Texas Stadium and was very entertained by a Chant the players engaged in before the game. I love crazy stuff and the team, which is made up of a great number of Tongans, certainly delivers. Here's my picture of it. Here's a short video of the chant performed at another game.

13 comments:

gofish said...

It is a pretty cool thing and something they will always carry as a fun memory, especially if they keep steamrolling people.

Anonymous said...

Do they stick out their tongues at the end, like some of the Tongan/Polynesian chants do?

Anonymous said...

It's called a Haka. Watch an international rugby match involving New Zealand, Tonga, Fiji, etc., & you're bound to see one. I used to play rugby against the Tongans when they played for Arlington RFC. I'm not suprised their sons are running over people in high school football.

Andria said...

I've forwarded the link to several of my law school classmates. My suggestion is that we meet in the quad before our next exam and give it a go.

So far, no takers.

Anonymous said...

Is it just me, or is it kind of odd that "a bunch of Tongans" live in Euless? What's up with that?

Anonymous said...

It is amazing how many Tongans live in Euless too. Nothing wrong with it, I think it is cool-I am pretty sure no Tongans live in Decatur. I wonder why? :)

Anonymous said...

I have lived in Euless for the last 20 years. From what I hear back in the late 70's a guy named Uklaah started a restaurant here. He made enough money to bring his family here. Eventually word spread about this great city and the surrounding areas, and other family members/friends moved to Euless. It is odd I know, you don't see it anywhere else. But I guarantee every Tongan is either related or are friends with one another.. And there are about a 1000 of them.

Anonymous said...

What are you talking about?
Read this:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/tonga/message/7579?viscount=100

Most come to North Texas because of jobs in the airline industry.

comment4U said...

As a former Trojan, you GO, Guys! Tongan or otherwise--love the chant!

gofish said...

I bet Kyle Story would enjoy a few Tongans in Decatur.

Anonymous said...

Coach Story would enjoy a few more players period.

natasha8boris said...

I used to teach there. In the 70's the first Tongan students could't speak much English. The scuttlebutt was the Tongan King had moved his people to U. S. for economic opportunity and settled in Euless. He provided luaus for administrators and the kids did same on International day for the school. They did native dances and were very interesting.

Anonymous said...

Don't lie, lying does not make you cool.