OT: Hail! To American Samoa?

Submitted by M Wolve on October 10th, 2012 at 12:18 AM

My sister, a recent M grad, is currently working in American Samoa for WorldTeach, which is similar to Teach for America except that it takes place all over the world.  Somewhat surpisingly, Samoa puts a lot of guys in the NFL for such a small country, and Samoans are pretty fond of football.  One of the classes that my sister is teaching is grades 3 and 4 combined, and they were stunned when they found out their teacher went to the same school as Tom Brady.  Well, the class was assigned to create a song about Manu'a (their Island) and Fitiuta (their village).  Here's what they came up with (lyrics below):


Hail! to Manu'a People

Hail! to Fitiuta Students

Hail! Hail! Our school will never rest.

Hail !to Manu'a People

Hail to Fitiuta Students

Hail! Hail! Level 3 and 4 is the best.

Go Suns!


Michael From TC

October 10th, 2012 at 5:33 AM ^

that all 4 are great men that are /will represent the university VERY positively once they are through with their time here. they chose to come here and once they did they all bought in to the program and the university. they will all leave as michigan men. that is much more important than a few football games.


im not going to bite on defending their on field stuff as that speaks for itself. but id be more than happy to see more stand up men with the integrity, heart, honor and determination that the boys from pahokee have shown.


October 10th, 2012 at 12:37 PM ^

Not only is American Samoa a hotbed of football players, but the independent country of Samoa (formerly a New Zealand colony) is a hotbed of rugby players.  On a per-capita basis, that island chain is incredible at producing talented athletes.


October 10th, 2012 at 6:47 AM ^

Are awesome people. A friend of our family is of Samoan descent and he's a gentle giant. One of the nicest guys you will ever meet, but he's big enough to blot out the sun. Both of his children inhereted his stature (his wife is only about 5' tall). I'll make sure they short-list U-M in the 2025 and 2027 recruiting classes.


October 10th, 2012 at 6:48 PM ^

I am going to say Junior Seau, what a loss.  Troy Polamalu is pretty damn good.  Niether are from Samoa but I'm sure would tell you how proud they are of being Samoan.