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Old 08-01-2009, 02:14 AM
 
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Default A Texan fertility dance ?

Strange, is this a Texan fertility dance ?
What are they trying to do ?


YouTube - HAKA Trojan Style

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Old 08-01-2009, 06:18 AM
 
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This is Euless Trinity High School. A 5A (largest high school claasification in Texas) Euless, between Dallas and Fort Worth. My high school, Tyler Lee, has had the "sometimes" pleasure to play them over the the last ten years in football each year. They normally rank in the top 5 in the polls each year. They won state not long ago and Tyler had to beat them in the simi-fianals in 2004 to win state.

Now, I will mispell a couple of names. Many of the players are from Somian? Islands. and are called Tongans?. There is a large Tongan? community in Euless. These guys are huge, I mean 300-400 pounds, mostly muscle and they are very fast "afoot" also. What you saw is their "dance" I don't know if it is war dance or just a motivation dance or what, but it used to also at least intimidate the opposing team right befrore the game starts. I've seen this is person maybe 7 times. They are a great team with good fans. What a challenge when you play them, !!

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Old 08-01-2009, 06:32 AM
 
Location: Greenwood Village, Colorado
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With a name like nzrugby......
You know exactly what they are trying to do. stop being a jerk.. it's a war dance. Just never seen it done in football. the main guy looks a lot like how mal maniga used to look when he was younger so I thought it was cool.


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Old 08-01-2009, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Dallas
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After seeing that, I can honestly say I have now seen EVERYTHING!
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Old 08-01-2009, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Houston (Memorial) and Western NC
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That's definately a Somian dance. I saw plenty of that in Hawaii.

Seriously though, I find that intimidating Moderator cut: orphaned. And I'm sure the opposing team knows better than to even hint at anything feminine about those boys or their tribal dance.

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Old 08-01-2009, 12:28 PM
 
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Yeah, I'm with you. Moderator cut: orphaned

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Old 08-02-2009, 03:10 AM
 
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That's definately a Somian dance. I saw plenty of that in Hawaii.

Seriously though, I find that intimidating Moderator cut: orphaned. And I'm sure the opposing team knows better than to even hint at anything feminine about those boys or their tribal dance.
Well no dear boy what you call a tribal dance that those rather uneducated Texans were trying to copy is a haka called Kamate, which is Maori or to be exact it is from the Ngati Toa iwi (tribe)
Now looking at those lads they are Tongan, their parents would have gone to Texas from the Kingdom of Tonga.

It is utterly sad that their education is so poor that they believe Kamate is part of Tongan /Texan culture.
If they knew any of their own culture they would know that the Tongans use the Sipi Tau.

My only surprise is that they did not try to translate it to Spanglish.
I do find it amusing that the lead in to Kamate states slap one's chest and thighs, difficult to do when one is wearing rather girly pads.
This is how a challenge should be laid down by haka

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Old 08-02-2009, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Greenwood Village, Colorado
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Well no dear boy what you call a tribal dance that those rather uneducated Texans were trying to copy is a haka called Kamate, which is Maori or to be exact it is from the Ngati Toa iwi (tribe)
Now looking at those lads they are Tongan, their parents would have gone to Texas from the Kingdom of Tonga.

It is utterly sad that their education is so poor that they believe Kamate is part of Tongan /Texan culture.
If they knew any of their own culture they would know that the Tongans use the Sipi Tau.

My only surprise is that they did not try to translate it to Spanglish.
I do find it amusing that the lead in to Kamate states slap one's chest and thighs, difficult to do when one is wearing rather girly pads.
This is how a challenge should be laid down by haka

Big Deal

They were just having fun and yes I agree with you, but big woop!
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