Fine spirits at football event

Earlier this year, head coach Nick Rolovich and George Szigeti, president and CEO of the Hawaii Tourism Authority, were at the Legislature making their cases for more funding for their organizations.

“Six months later, we’re bidding against each other to raise money for the football program,” Rolovich said of Wednesday’s Pigskin Pigout.

At stake was Caymus Cabernet, one of the most revered red wines from the Napa vineyard.

“It was a good battle,” Rolovich said.

Szigeti ended up with the winning bid.

“It shows the unity of this state when it comes to UH athletics and especially UH football,” Rolovich said.

Afterward, Szigeti invited Rolovich to his house for a glass of the Caymus wine.

Rolovich did not come away empty-handed. He won a five-day stay in New Zealand.

“I’m currently the sole owner of the ‘best seat in the house’ for the Colorado State game,” Rolovich said. “I may coach from those seats.”


  1. ai-eee-soos August 17, 2017 12:05 pm

    good mornin

  2. orioles4eva August 17, 2017 12:09 pm

    That is probably the only way UH gets any money from George.

  3. H-Man August 17, 2017 12:16 pm

    Was the governor or mayor there to support UH Athletics and to place a bid?

  4. DaveLetterMan August 17, 2017 3:24 pm

    Looks like the new format scaring Tsaikos away.

  5. Akamai Okole August 17, 2017 5:38 pm

    Great Afternoon All!

    Two (one hyphenated) words about the Pigskin Pigout:

    Pork-belly sliders

    Das it

  6. Da Punchbowl Kid August 17, 2017 7:27 pm

    I am not a robot. But the robots have taken over the blog and scared folks off!


  7. oneseason August 17, 2017 8:55 pm

    Hawaii Warrior World is in pretty small text. Nice that the rainbow is still there, but it is too small also. Since there are huge blank spaces on either side of the webpage on a desktop, my guess is the code is optimized for mobile browsing. The formatting certainly looks much better on a cellphone. No matter though. As long as the Rainbow Warriors win, the plays are fun to watch, and the coaches continue to call time outs at appropriate points in the game, all will be well with the (warrior) world.

  8. NorthShoreFan August 17, 2017 9:29 pm

    Guud Evening Tsaikos…Bootiful Evening!
    Interesting format…
    Yup, I’m not a robot but used to get treated like one during my employment days…
    Prayers for the Jasper Ohana…and the five at sea.

  9. Justin August 17, 2017 11:28 pm

    Szigeti is a low life, back stabbing, 2 faced, piece of XXXX

    He used to be in the Wholesale Liquor Industry … ask anyone
    who worked for him …

    “Rolo” … don’t trust that guy … remember when you had that
    knife during the Nevada game … ??? Sure it was a prop but he
    has one too but the difference is he’ll use it …..

    Ask Mufi

  10. Bran808 August 18, 2017 6:26 am

    Great food great times at Murphy’s!

  11. jay August 18, 2017 6:29 am

    Nick. in all seriousness, take George up on his offer to share a glass of wine and ask him why he does not support UH sports with more dollars than bidding on a bottle of wine……HTA hs a duty to support all organizations that bring bodies to the State and the exposure that UH will get the state is worth at least 2-3 million in support……..remember George, UH plays in Los Angeles this year- the number one travel market to Hawaii.

  12. chawan_cut August 18, 2017 9:01 am

    Finally made my schedule of schedules here

  13. chawan_cut August 18, 2017 9:04 am

    also found this old odds sheet from 10 years ago.

  14. Annoddah Dave August 18, 2017 9:08 am

    ST & Tsaiko Blog Dogs:
    Been out of the loop for awhile but ready for the Warrior season!

  15. Upchurch August 18, 2017 9:46 am

    H man , I didn’t see any politicians this year. Last year, I saw Dijon, Caldwell, and Ige. Hope it doesn’t mean we not getting more state support this year.

  16. BigWave96744 August 18, 2017 11:14 am

    C_C, you put the link for the 2016 season

    Mahalo for your great work, here is your 2017 season

  17. TChahng August 18, 2017 11:31 am

    I’m still here, lurking mode …

  18. Stephen Tsai August 18, 2017 12:02 pm

    Two things:
    1) I’m not a robot.
    2) New post:

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