JC RB accepts UH offer

 Running back Alex Green of Butte College told The Warrior Beat he has accepted a football scholarship from the Warriors. Green said he is 6 feet 2, 220 pounds and runs 40 yards in under 4.5 seconds. “I love the program and the coaches and the players,” Green said.


* * *

Let”s play word association:
Allen Allen … Yuval Katz …
Answer: UH men’s volleyball.
Anthony “A.C.” Carter … Nani Cockett …
Answer: UH basketball.
Garett Gabriel, Michael Carter, the Noga brothers, Rich Miano …
Answer: UH football.
Wuh? … Missed the boat …
Answer: UH Sports Circle of Honor.
Yes, another class of inductions came and went, and, once again, those names were not included.
It can’t be because of time.
A.C. and Cockett last played at UH in 1998.
It can’t because of academics. Almost all have their degrees. And, besides, not everyone in the Circle has a degree.
According to a Circle release, one member “is remembered for providing off-campus housing for football players.”  1) Such an admission would get UH three years’ probation now. 2) So what? A.C. donated $100,000. Can’t that buy him an arc?
And it can’t be because of post-UH accomplishments. These aren’t lifetime achievement awards. Besides, Miano’s 11 years in the NFL and his contributions to the UH community deserve consideration. Yet, every time I mention that to a key member of the selection committee, the person says Miano is still active in his sport — uh, that requirement would be news to some of the volleyball Circle members — and, “how’s your family doing?”
How’s the family?
They’re ticked because Gabriel isn’t in the Circle.
Al Noga deserves admission just because he once knocked out two players on the same play. Besides, he was an AP All-American.
Michael Carter played an entire season with a broken rib, which would be remarkable even if he didn’t play in a run-option offense. And he was the MVP of the 1992 Holiday Bowl.
Actually, I wasn’t too riled until I got my annual call from Robert Kekaula, who was “puzzled” by the omissions.
So, let’s start another hall of honor. The ones mentioned on top are automatically entered. Any other suggestions?


  1. el guapo January 25, 2009 9:32 am

    Yes, missing some very deserving candidates.

  2. jm2375 January 25, 2009 9:36 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!

    Top 5!!

  3. rog January 25, 2009 9:40 am

    no news on the recruiting weekend?

  4. Garret January 25, 2009 9:42 am


    *All* of those candidates are deserving! Is Alika Smith in the Circle–he deserves a spot.

    There are a lot of recent Warriors that are deserving, once the required amount of time has passed–Colt, Samson, etc.

  5. niho mano January 25, 2009 9:43 am

    is everyone sleeping or at church…

  6. Garret January 25, 2009 9:46 am

    They are using Colt as an example when discussing Harrell’s performance at the Senior Bowl.

    Texas Tech quarterback Graham Harrell really struggled. The good news for Harrell is that Hawaii quarterback Colt Brennan looked just as awful a year ago, added weight and strength in the offseason, and turned in a pretty good preseason for the Redskins. In other words, don’t bury the kid just yet.

  7. Garret January 25, 2009 9:49 am

    I think that this article is referring to David Veikune, at least according to the snippet that Google included.

    Only eight teams finished with fewer sacks than the Chargers last season, prompting team officials to kick the tires of several pass-rushing prospects at the Senior Bowl. One sleeper surprised some scouts with his ability to beat top offensive tackles around the corner and could be a steal on draft day.

  8. Da Punchbowl Kid January 25, 2009 9:50 am

    Top Ten Again, Baybee!

  9. Garret January 25, 2009 9:50 am

    SI praised David Veikune’s Senior Bowl work.

    Noteworthy Performers: John Phillips/TE/Virginia, Tyronne Green/OG/Auburn, Jason Watkins/OT/Florida, David Veikune/DE/Hawaii, Peria Jerry/DT/Mississippi, Coye Francies/CB/San Jose State, Chip Vaughn/S/Wake Forest, Rashad Johnson/S/Alabama.

  10. Garret January 25, 2009 9:52 am

    Article about Tampa Bay’s draft needs.

    If the Bucs are looking to address those areas in the mid-rounds, here are some players that may intrigue them: Hawaii DE David Veikune, Michigan DE Tim

  11. Garret January 25, 2009 9:54 am

    Feature article about Tom Williams. He, Ikaika Malloe and the rest of the coaches will need to reverse the losing trend to Harvard.

    The Bulldogs have won 23 of their last 30 games, including a 9-1 record and an Ivy crown. Last season, they shut out Princeton for the first time in more than 70 years and handed cochampion Brown its only league loss. Yet that didn’t keep Old Blues, disgruntled by seven losses in eight years to archrival Harvard, from calling for Siedlecki’s scalp. Winning nine games matters little if you lose The Game. “It’s our bowl game,” says Harvard coach Tim Murphy, who’s won 10 of 15. “End of sentence.”

  12. Stephen Tsai January 25, 2009 9:54 am

    Veikune is a good player.
    Know who recruited Veikune?

  13. Garret January 25, 2009 9:55 am

    Jeff Ulbrich for the Circle?

    I hope that everyone has a great day…I’ll be offline until tonight.

  14. el guapo January 25, 2009 9:55 am

    Vince Goo
    Melton Werts
    Scott Karl
    Kate Robinson
    Gary Hurring

  15. Garret January 25, 2009 9:56 am


    Didn’t UH lose the recruiting battle for Veikune to Colorado? He got homesick and transferred to UH, to UH’s good fortune.

  16. Da Punchbowl Kid January 25, 2009 9:56 am

    Great post Mr. Tsai. I would have to agree with every point. So who are “they” in this case, the ones who decide who will be inducted into the “Circle”?

    Good morning, Garret! Howzit “Shark Teeth”. You’re kind of a new poster here aren’t you? Where from?

  17. brew808 January 25, 2009 9:57 am


    Wow! Very intense post by ST! Right on! 😯 😀

    Here is some interesting reading material for you regarding Bay Area HS Football Recruits. There are quite a few good looking 2009 athletes that are still uncommitted. There are also links to a list of Top CA recruits, and a list of 2010 candidates. Enjoy! 😀 😯 😆

    “Cream of the Crop: This year’s class full of potential”

  18. Da Punchbowl Kid January 25, 2009 9:59 am

    How’s the “Handsome Guy” today?

  19. el guapo January 25, 2009 10:02 am

    Ugly guy!

  20. jm2375 January 25, 2009 10:03 am

    Howzit brew! What’s up?

    The Twerps got stomped on and buried by Duke yesterday. Embarrassing!! Didn’t rub it in with hubby. Oh well.

  21. Kazz January 25, 2009 10:12 am

    Has ST, not even mentioned this, ANY sane person would have already assumed ALL those individuals were already IN the Circle of Honor.

  22. brew808 January 25, 2009 10:14 am

    H I J M 2 3 7 5 😀 O K S O N O “L” 4 G U 2 D A Y 😯 Y E T ! ! ! 😆

  23. Stephen Tsai January 25, 2009 10:15 am

    What happened was that UH didn’t pursue Veikune out of Campbell, even though he really wanted to come to UH.
    Colorado kept calling. By the time UH made a call, it was too late.
    But then he didn’t like it there, and transferred to Fresno City CC.
    And a few calls later, he was a Warrior.

  24. MeiLing January 25, 2009 10:18 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    My sister Sharon remembers Miano in the football program in 1981. He’s been around for a while.

    Off to make jai… Kung Hee Fat Choy!

    Esme & whoosh…

  25. Stephen Tsai January 25, 2009 10:19 am

    The whole debate started when Clay Stanley was admitted.
    Now we all like Clay.
    Local grad.
    But then Kekaula pointed out that his best was third team.
    Third team?
    Shoot. Ric Cervantes was third team. Does he get a call?
    And then we looked it up, and Allen Allen and Yuval Katz weren’t in.
    Heck, even Costas Theocharidis deserves admission since the MPSF did not strip him of his records. Besides, wouldn’t that be a way to stick it to the NCAA?

  26. Stephen Tsai January 25, 2009 10:21 am

    Now women’s volleyball is well represented. But that’s because a certain administrator is on the committee.

    Anyway, here’s some trivia. From the 1992 football team, only three members are in the Circle — Elam, Tanuvasa and Wagner.
    In the Holiday Bowl, two MVP trophies were handed out — Carter, for offense, and Zac Odom, for defense.

  27. Stephen Tsai January 25, 2009 10:22 am

    And I think Mark Odom deserves to be in.

  28. LizKauai [iMac] catwoman January 25, 2009 10:23 am

    June Jones
    Shannon Smith
    Colt Brennan and the 2008 Warriors
    Dave Shoji

  29. Kazz January 25, 2009 10:23 am

    Rich Miano is to UH football what confetti is to UH TD celebrations…

    ALWAYS there.

  30. Stephen Tsai January 25, 2009 10:26 am

    From the JJ era, these need to be included:
    Tim Chang
    Colt Brennan
    Davone Bess
    Ashley Lelie
    Jeff Ulbrich
    Pisa Tinoisamoa
    Solomon Elimimian
    Vince Manuwai
    Samson Satele

  31. Stephen Tsai January 25, 2009 10:26 am

    Whoops, forgot Chad Owens.

  32. LizKauai [iMac] catwoman January 25, 2009 10:27 am

    Yes, Costas… for real.

    Vince Goo

  33. XxFaithxX January 25, 2009 10:29 am

    Going to carry this over from the last blog.

    It may seem a bit ‘Strong’ for some /shrug

    Mornin’ peeps,

    Savala to USF is what is being said.

    Re: Conduct of fans, etc. at games.

    IDK, everyone says that we have to show class, etc., but look at the BIG TIME programs, they have fans that are vile, rude, and just out right classless (In the stadium, out of the stadium, on the Internet, in person)…BUT in Hawai`i we gotta be nice nice all the time. Give me a break….remember folks, its a BIZNESS, not church. When the game is over, then yeah, we can be all nice and show ALOHA…otherwise, its a free country and I will do what it takes to make sure the OPPONENTS know who I am backing.

    If we always feel that we have to show Aloha no matter that and rise above what our opponents do, then we already losing the battle. There is a time and place for everything (Thank you mom and dad for instilling that in me)

    Also, there are people that say we should not slam recruits that “Trip” us or after they give a Verbal commitment to us and then commit to other colleges. You know what? I think that they deserve to get blasted by the fans and that they better get used to it. So they are still young? I don’t care, nowadays you got kids and I repeat KIDS acting like adults. Killing people with guns, having sex PRE-TEEN, etc. And you still want me to cuddle them? Please….they want to act like grown-ups, well I’m going to treat them like one.

    One last thing. e-Bolla virus HAS TO GO. Think about this. If you owned a private company and had an employee that just down-right sucked, caused your PAYING customers to stop patronizing you, made other workers (In this case, players) not want to do their best…basically dragging your company down the drain….would you keep him on the payroll of find a way to replace him at all costs?

    Re:UH Circle of Honor

    Its all Politics…you are totally true ST in regard to the players named in your post. I would also put JJ in there…he basically saved the whole department IMHO.

    Have a great Sunday. Latas~

  34. Stephen Tsai January 25, 2009 10:31 am

    Here’s a link to the Circle of Honor list:

  35. Kazz January 25, 2009 10:33 am


    How’s CS Northridge? Can a UH program get a win this week??? Seems like the Warriors are playing the best right now of all the three struggling programs.

    A 18 combined losing streak is insane.

  36. momotaro January 25, 2009 10:34 am

    From SportsHawaii, OT Carlos Savala picks USF:

    Bulls Get Verbal From Top OL Target
    Carlos Savala announced on Sunday he will attend South Florida.

  37. Kazz January 25, 2009 10:37 am


    “e-Bolla”… 😆 good one.

    I just feel so sorry for the Wahine players.

  38. Stephen Tsai January 25, 2009 10:44 am

    Northridge is a great serving team, which always causes problem. I think the Matadors are something like third or fourth in the country.
    Yeah, yeah, yeah.
    I know people complain that only 45 or so teams play volleyball.
    But think of it this way: There are thousands of volleyball programs across the country, but few college opportunities. So every team is loaded.
    And isn’t the MPSF UH’s dream conference?
    UH Is in the same league with USC, UCLA, Stanford and BYU. Imagine if the MPSF were a football conference.

  39. roysan16 January 25, 2009 10:46 am

    Glenn Braggs-baseball
    Natasha Kai-soccer
    Timmy Chang-football
    Ashley Lelie-football
    Colt Brennan-football

  40. Stephen Tsai January 25, 2009 10:50 am

    Whatever happens UH women’s basketball, at least it received full support.
    The budget wasn’t cut.
    Bolla was allowed to hire his wife, and an administrative assistant.
    Now it’s up to him.

  41. Stephen Tsai January 25, 2009 10:51 am

    Good choices Roysan and Liz.

  42. momotaro January 25, 2009 10:55 am

    For the Circle of Honor, I’ll go with Trevor Ruffin, Carl English, and the 1992 Rainbow football team.

  43. Da Punchbowl Kid January 25, 2009 10:56 am

    Da Nogas, for sure.

    Kafentsiz family?

    Is Joe Onosai in?

  44. XxFaithxX January 25, 2009 11:00 am

    You know, Clay stanley got chosen, but really, what did he do for UH volleyball? Didn’t he leave UHM early to go pro?

    Yuval and the other euros probably did more.

  45. NYUH January 25, 2009 11:00 am

    I would vote for Gabriel as well. His adjustment to Paul Johnson’s offense showed how well the pass could work with the triple option. His win against BYU was awesome and definitely took UH football to another level.

  46. XxFaithxX January 25, 2009 11:02 am

    Sure Yuval left early too, but I credit him with helping UH VB getting on the path to national recognition.

  47. XxFaithxX January 25, 2009 11:03 am

    Sorry for typos….cat is sitting on my desk, right in front of Keyboard and let me tell you,she persistent!

  48. brew808 January 25, 2009 11:05 am

    Does anyone else picture RK reading this blog with a huge smile, just admiring his “work”….? 😆 😯 😀

  49. whitey January 25, 2009 11:06 am

    #40, ST am surprised that Bolla was allowed to hire his wife as an adm asst. Almost all dept within the state has a policy that a husband and wife cannot work together in the same office, in this case women’s bb, but they can work in the same dept, athletics. i think someone needs to double check the uh policy on hiring and if it is not permissable, then ms bolla should be released.

  50. Stephen Tsai January 25, 2009 11:08 am

    UH enforced the policy when Riley Wallace tried to hire his brother.

  51. whitey January 25, 2009 11:11 am

    ST, who are on the selction committee?? Is it a select few or do past uh lettermen get a vote. If you played or coached at UH shouldn’t you be able to vote or nominate??? How is it possible for this to be a prestigious award when the committee has “ringer” on it.

  52. Stephen Tsai January 25, 2009 11:11 am

    All five Kafentzis brothers are not in.
    Onosai is in.
    Nothing against Stanley.
    But he shouldn’t get in before Allen Allen and Yuval Katz.
    You know, every year, we always say, things will be different. But they’re never different.

  53. brew808 January 25, 2009 11:14 am

    Okay… I’ll play…. These nominations probably don’t qualify because of one reason or another, but I would like to see Coaches Mike Wilton and especially Dave Shoji included in this “Circle of Honor”…. NOW!!! 😯 😀 😯

  54. whitey January 25, 2009 11:16 am

    it seems that our NFA is screwing up again in her position. she is an attorney and if she approved this, she should be called into JD’s office to explain what guidelines and polices she was using to hire ms bolla.

  55. LizKauai [iMac] catwoman January 25, 2009 11:17 am

    whitey, #51- I believe those people will be glancing at this blog and may get some good ideas. 😉

  56. whitey January 25, 2009 11:19 am

    ST, you are absolutely correct. I think the word i am looking for is nepotism (spp).

  57. Stephen Tsai January 25, 2009 11:21 am

    Al Noga has a degree.

  58. brew808 January 25, 2009 11:22 am

    #55 – I hate to disagree with the catwomen, but the peeps referred to in #51 are clueless!…. thus, the reason for this blog subject! 😯 😈 🙄

  59. brew808 January 25, 2009 11:23 am

    😳 ….catwoman…. 😳

  60. LizKauai [iMac] catwoman January 25, 2009 11:25 am

    Brew 58- clueless is not the same as hopeless.

  61. Stephen Tsai January 25, 2009 11:29 am

    One of the people in the Circle actually was barred from associating with UH for two years because of his involvement in the basketball scandal of the 1970s.
    Again, he was a great guy, and I considered him to be a good friend.
    But if he’s in, so should A.C.
    A.C. is a great story. He came from a broken home. He was a high school dropout. But a youth leader in Atlanta helped him out. A.C. goes to a CC in California, then comes to UH. Because of the youth leader, A.C. always gives back. He gave $100,000 to UH when he was only making the minimum. And he supports youth groups in Atlanta. Classy guy.

  62. brew808 January 25, 2009 11:30 am

    hopeful = LizKauai [iMac] catwoman. Whew… that’s a long name…. 🙄 😆

  63. lava January 25, 2009 11:31 am

    A lot of deserving names have been mentioned. Not sure what more I can add, other than to emphasize that a lot of the named folks deserve inclusion in the Circle.

    Michael Carter stands out as a guy that took one for the team on every single play.

  64. d1島 January 25, 2009 11:32 am

    Great Morning All!

    Terrific subject today.

    I also had thoughts last night that Clay Stanley didn’t quite finish his career at UH.

  65. brew808 January 25, 2009 11:35 am

    Boohoo 4 J M 2 3 7 5 😥 G U –> “L” –> Now 12 – 6! 😯 Y I K E S ! ! ! 🙄 😈 🙁

  66. chawan_cut January 25, 2009 11:35 am

    is trevor ruffin in the circle? he took us to the ncaa’s and was a laker for awhile.
    chris walz, tim shephard, phil lott or tony maroney?

    how about bj itoman or
    raylene howard (1000 + points)
    or kylie page/galloway
    or before that um, what was her name. also an aussie. dang, i forgot her name. someone help me out here.

    what about brooke wilkins?

  67. d1島 January 25, 2009 11:36 am

    Good start by the blog host.

    A couple of BaseBows

    before Tats put things over the top, Gerald Ako stirred up interest in UH baseball;

    does Randy Oyama still hold the record for put-outs? How about the record for starting conversations?

  68. Stephen Tsai January 25, 2009 11:36 am

    My bad:
    Junior Tagoai, not Zac Odom, was the defensive MVP.

  69. chawan_cut January 25, 2009 11:41 am

    ah nvm,
    tania brunton…

  70. d1島 January 25, 2009 11:46 am

    Ryan Mouton has a good shot at an NFL career but Dana McLemore played a bunch of years for the Niners and in the “Big Game” (don’t want the No Fun League coming down on ya Stephen)

  71. Stephen Tsai January 25, 2009 11:47 am

    Kekaula called to point out that Tom Henderson only played two seasons at UH.

  72. Stephen Tsai January 25, 2009 11:48 am

    McLemore should be in.

  73. NeedaHobby January 25, 2009 11:52 am

    Hello ST – I have always enjoyed your articles for the Advertiser. And, I’ve been reading your blog for a while now, but this is my first time posting. I hope you don’t mind another addition to your blog.

    Recently, the attendance at Warrior volleyball matches seem to be really low. I remember back when the arena would sell out during the Katz and Costa eras. IMHO, I would say either would be good candidates for the Circle, just for the impact that they had on the program.

  74. Stephen Tsai January 25, 2009 11:55 am

    Thanks for joining us NeedaHobby.

  75. brew808 January 25, 2009 11:58 am

    Just as I suspected…. RK is admiring his work… Sly bugga! 😆

  76. Stephen Tsai January 25, 2009 11:59 am

    He always reads it.
    He’s just afraid to post.

  77. XxFaithxX January 25, 2009 12:04 pm

    ST: To get into the UH Circle of Honor, does the player/coach, whatever, have to be “retired” from UHM. Ya know, not playing anymore or coaching, etc.?

    Cause I think that Coolen (UHM Softball) should be a candidate. Sorry if someone mentioned him already, reading blog in spurts between cleaning house, cat sitting, and doing classwork….well, maybe not the latter as much as I should.

  78. el guapo January 25, 2009 12:05 pm

    Bill Blanchette
    Chris Gaines
    Carlos Briceno

  79. brew808 January 25, 2009 12:06 pm

    Howzit RK! Wow – lau lau! Always enjoy your work! 😆 😯 😀

  80. d1島 January 25, 2009 12:09 pm

    But for the attention he brought to the program – starter on Olympics team; NBA career (1st rd pick) – I think Henderson is a legit inductee

  81. NeedaHobby January 25, 2009 12:09 pm

    Thinking about the Cardinals and the Super Bowl, how about Travis LaBoy for the Circle?

  82. d1島 January 25, 2009 12:13 pm


    Welcome to the WB….
    Not positive but, I think there may be a requirement that you need to attend a certain percentage of practices to qualify as an inductee.

    But how about his Dad, Cliff?

  83. Willie January 25, 2009 12:24 pm

    Whitey, Bolla’s wife, the one that fights his battles in the media for him is the newly added Assistant Coach. I think Kevin Hashiro, formerly of AM1420 is the Admn Assistant.

  84. brew808 January 25, 2009 12:28 pm

    boLLa … ’nuff said…. 😈

  85. Kazz January 25, 2009 12:29 pm


    BJ Itoman.

    Good one! Probably the greatest Wahine guard to ever play!

    Ha! I remember I had a huge crush on her back in high school. 😳

  86. SteveM January 25, 2009 12:35 pm

    Good afternoon everyone!

    Re: Circle
    No formal input from the local sports media to the committee? The senior sports reporters have the longest and deepest “corporate memory” about coaches and player achievements.

  87. d1島 January 25, 2009 12:36 pm

    From back when the NFL was serious about drafting players, 16th round pick for the Dallas Cowboys (paying attention Rob25?), Larry Cole!

  88. NeedaHobby January 25, 2009 12:45 pm

    @d1 – thank you for the welcome. Thanks also for the info – not sure of the criteria needed for inductees…

  89. Kazz January 25, 2009 12:48 pm


    A new “Hall of Fame” for UH athletics???

    Involve voting from the fans, media personalities, local celebrities, and turn the whole thing into a televised event and also allow fans to attend the ceremony while turning it into a UH athletics fundraising event…

    Sounds LIKE A WINNAH TO ME!!!!!!

    If certain people wanna be uptight about it, they can call it the “UH Athletics Kama’aina Choice Awards”…

  90. Da Punchbowl Kid January 25, 2009 12:49 pm

    Golden Richards?

    Blane Gaison?

  91. Long Time UH Fan January 25, 2009 12:49 pm

    I think hiring Bolla’s wife is setting a bad precedent. Period.

  92. Da Punchbowl Kid January 25, 2009 12:51 pm

    Heyyyyyyyyyyy LTUHF! LONG time no see! Hows you doing? 🙂

  93. nolo contendre January 25, 2009 12:52 pm

    NeedaHobby: re post #81.

    NO-because he bailed out on his team & did not play in the Hawaii Bowl.

    I suspect that he did not want to risk injury & jeopardize his NFL career.

    JM-not so-HO.

  94. d1島 January 25, 2009 12:56 pm


    I hope you are well. Will we see you and the Mrs. at karaoke soon?

  95. nolo contendre January 25, 2009 12:56 pm

    d1: re post #82.

    Right on. The younger one acted like one supah star, and

    JJ let him get away with it.

    Not good for the team.

  96. d1島 January 25, 2009 12:56 pm


    Gaison’s already in.


  97. Long Time UH Fan January 25, 2009 12:59 pm

    Da Punchbowl Kid/ D1 Shima,

    Getting better; thanks for asking. Just waiting for LOI day. Been lurking on and off WB just to see what ST has posted.

    Playing it by ear for Big KK function. Should know for sure by early next week if I’m good to go.

  98. d1島 January 25, 2009 12:59 pm

    nolo contendere,

    No argument from me….obviously. 😉

  99. d1島 January 25, 2009 1:01 pm


    Glad to hear it. Hope to see you soon!

  100. Long Time UH Fan January 25, 2009 1:01 pm


    Gung Hee Fat Choy to all! It’s my year of the OX!

  101. Long Time UH Fan January 25, 2009 1:03 pm

    Thanks D1Shima

  102. d1島 January 25, 2009 1:03 pm

    …and how about the greatest for getting the crowd “into it”?

    …roll…fist pump, fist pump….roll back…fist pump, fist pump….

    The one, the only…..Gaylord!

  103. Kazz January 25, 2009 1:08 pm


    January 25th, 2009 at 1:03 pm
    …and how about the greatest for getting the crowd “into it”?

    …roll…fist pump, fist pump….roll back…fist pump, fist pump….

    The one, the only…..Gaylord!

    I think “Rubberman” would give Gaylord a run for his money. Then again, “Rubberman” already had a “hot” crowd to work with. Gaylord had some tough times and a tough crowd to work with.

    I’d toss “Baton Girl” Shannon Dresser in there. She gets a great reaction from us North End zone weirdos before halftime.

  104. Kazz January 25, 2009 1:11 pm


    “Skanin’ Dancin’ Pep Band Guy”… was awesome last night at the Stanley huh?

    Well that was one entertaining moment from last night’s game at least…

    I would have noticed him earlier had it not been for Chawan’s bright jacket blinding my vision! 😆

  105. d1島 January 25, 2009 1:12 pm


    I’d toss “Baton Girl” Shannon Dresser in there. She gets a great reaction from us North End zone weirdos before halftime.

    TMI Kazz! 😯
    Sometimes you worry me, muhbrutthah 😆

  106. CruelSun January 25, 2009 1:14 pm

    If a degree is not a required, I think Brooke Wilkins, wahine softball pitcher 1994-1995, should be in. She won like 58 games over the two season and brought UH softball national recognition.

  107. d1島 January 25, 2009 1:15 pm

    “Skanin’ Dancin’ Pep Band Guy”… was awesome last night at the Stanley huh?

    You talking about Jason?


  108. Da Punchbowl Kid January 25, 2009 1:16 pm

    LTUH –

    You go Ox Boy! The year of the Ox is supposed to be a good one for us Monkeys. 🙂 🙂 🙂

  109. Da Punchbowl Kid January 25, 2009 1:17 pm

    Mebbe now that RK finally has a degree, he might qualify… 😆

  110. Kazz January 25, 2009 1:22 pm


    January 25th, 2009 at 1:15 pm
    “Skanin’ Dancin’ Pep Band Guy”… was awesome last night at the Stanley huh?

    You talking about Jason?


    Eh! No wonder he wen look around afterwards and then ran away!

  111. Garret January 25, 2009 1:22 pm

    Kennard (#1 DE in the country) is going to announce his decision between USC, Texas, and Cal on Tuesday. If he doesn’t pick USC, USC could need a DE in this class…and the best one who is fairly near their campus is Tepa. If USC makes a late run at Tepa that could make things interesting…especially with him scheduled to go to UCLA during the last recruiting weekend (next weekend).

  112. d1島 January 25, 2009 1:22 pm

    Hmmmm….clouding up here in Central Oahu.
    Looks pretty clear way out Wessai! 😉

  113. SteveM January 25, 2009 1:28 pm

    Hey Long Time UH Fan — I am an ox too! Was thinking, “Wow–we are 2 cycles apart”. Then I did some higher math and found out it is only one cycle. 🙁

    But Al and hawnstln are ox too. Al is one cycle younger than us though 🙄

  114. Garret January 25, 2009 1:30 pm


    I have to respectfully disagree with you about your opinion that it is fine to slam recruits who decommit from UH. I don’t think it does UH any good to criticize the character of a recruit or his family members (which we’ve seen on other forums) when the recruit decommits. I have 3 reasons for this:

    1. Several times I’ve seen a recruit decommit and then re-commit to a school. However, if the recruit or his family members read some vicious personal attacks against them from fans, then I think that door will have closed and the recruit wouldn’t switch back. That is why I especially don’t think it helps for the personal attacks to be posted *before* NLI day…recruits can change their minds many times before then.

    2. Many times a recruit (especially a local recruit) chooses to go to a mainland school and then ends up transferring back to UH (Pilares, Veikune, etc.). However, if a recruit and his family members read the attacks on them in forums, they might decide to transfer to some other school instead.

    3. *Other* recruits and their families read the forums and blogs. They might not like the negative statements towards others and it could turn them off UH. Remember, recruits are brought in to visit UH in groups and the recruits tend to form bonds…attacking someone they like might turn them away from the University.

  115. d1島 January 25, 2009 1:31 pm


    I am thoroughly confused after reading that.
    I think I going jus’ try the Gentle Cycle for lillo wile and unwind!

  116. Ralph January 25, 2009 1:48 pm

    mario monico, greg oniate, ?nomura (catcher), chuck crim, brian duquette,collin tanabe, lots of baseball guys.

  117. Ralph January 25, 2009 1:50 pm

    brooke wilkins, definitely, she brought instant prominence to wahine softball. had she stayed for her final two years she could have carried the softball like tatsuno did. attendance was picking up and the wahines were in contention every game she pitched in…

  118. Ralph January 25, 2009 1:52 pm

    practically all of our wahine setters should be considered…Joyce, Beth and Robin are already in, so MMK, don’t forget the rest

  119. Ralph January 25, 2009 1:52 pm

    Cincerova, Hubert and Kamanao…

  120. Kaneohe Boy January 25, 2009 2:04 pm

    What about Ikaika Alama-Francis? Or is he already in the circle?

  121. Stephen Tsai January 25, 2009 2:29 pm

    Billy Blanchette should be in, just because he used to play Whiffle-ball. Anybody who played Whiffle-ball is OK by me.

  122. Stephen Tsai January 25, 2009 2:31 pm

    Alama-Francis isn’t in the circle.
    There are fewer than 10 football players from the “modern” era, and I’m going back to the early 1970s, in the Circle.
    I mean, I’m sure Jack Johnson was pretty good for that 6-0 team in ’34, but when I think of Jack Johnson, I think of banana pancakes.

  123. Stephen Tsai January 25, 2009 2:33 pm

    A little birdie (who must have heard it on the street) told me the UH coaches are going to visit Nobriga this week. And that’s it’s also not over with that OT.

  124. lava January 25, 2009 2:37 pm

    We are getting a rb commit. Alex Green.

  125. Stephen Tsai January 25, 2009 2:52 pm

    Yes, we are.

  126. warriorfanny January 25, 2009 2:54 pm

    same little ole birdie says Nobriega’s pop must be swayed.

  127. Kazz January 25, 2009 2:59 pm


    January 25th, 2009 at 2:54 pm
    same little ole birdie says Nobriega’s pop must be swayed.

    Hmm.. seems like Nobriga’s dad got what he wanted.

  128. Stephen Tsai January 25, 2009 3:00 pm

    On the one hand, there’s Marvin “Scotty” Nobriga.
    On the other, there’ the girlfriend and his mom and his friends …

  129. Kazz January 25, 2009 3:02 pm


    Didn’t Nobriga supposedly verbal to another school? If so I guess UH philosophy of laying off a recruit that already verballed is changing.

    However, Nobriga verballed to us FIRST.


  130. Kazz January 25, 2009 3:04 pm

    RE: Nobriga

    “Your FIRST reaction is usually the correct one.”

  131. Ralph January 25, 2009 3:07 pm

    welcome to the warriors alex green….study hard and do your school work to start fall practice on time

  132. Da Punchbowl Kid January 25, 2009 3:07 pm

    # Stephen Tsai:
    January 25th, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    A little birdie (who must have heard it on the street) told me the UH coaches are going to visit Nobriga this week. And that’s it’s also not over with that OT.


    Yep, uh-huh, Tsai. Keep stirrin’ that lil ole pot, keep the Tsaiko Tstew bubblin’ with Tsuspense, uh-huh…

  133. whitey January 25, 2009 3:09 pm

    WOW, did you see where Alex Green has committed to UH. This guy is a huge running back and comes from one of the best JC

  134. letsgowarriors January 25, 2009 3:09 pm

    all i want to end recruiting is getting jray and an OT. im sorry, but im not excited over another RB. does this mean dimude is going elsewhere? or that sula will not qualify?

  135. Da Punchbowl Kid January 25, 2009 3:09 pm

    Green looks like another great get. A 4.49 40 and good size. 3 stars on Scout.Com.

  136. Ralph January 25, 2009 3:10 pm

    JMxxxx must be in mourning again, da Hoyas fell to Seton Hall….Brew will be around later to perk her up

  137. rog January 25, 2009 3:13 pm

    Hope the coaches are going to be in constant contact with Tepa this week and next.

  138. niho mano January 25, 2009 3:14 pm

    welcome alex green we need all the running backs we can get. i think this will be an exciting football rebuilding year for the warriors….mahalo!

  139. Ralph January 25, 2009 3:14 pm

    we need some north south rbs running down hill and bullish. our east west guys trying to get around the edge without the afterburners didn’t succeed to often…

  140. Kazz January 25, 2009 3:14 pm

    RE: Alex Green

    So I guess the Dustin Blount/HB experiment is now out of the question?

    Oh wait.. it’s not Feb 4th yet…

  141. whitey January 25, 2009 3:15 pm

    alex green visited udub during this recruitment period, but loves UH. plus he comes with some pretty high ratings.

  142. Ralph January 25, 2009 3:16 pm

    not to many tsaikos on the blog today, hopefully they resting up to watch the wahines take on Utah State at 5 pm…..Jason, chawan and Kazz, better get there early to pick your seats…

  143. whitey January 25, 2009 3:20 pm

    this next 10 days are going to be exciting. we may lose some recruits, but what we are gaining are high quality recruits who want to be warriors.

    for the 10th day of recruiting, my recruiting god sent to us, 10 days of excitement and fun.

  144. al ™ January 25, 2009 3:21 pm

    alex green video


    mvp of the calif state jc championship game at butte cc
    lametrius davis is his teammate.

    butte cc considered the #1 jc for 2008

  145. whitey January 25, 2009 3:24 pm

    are present warriors who are doing their training and conditioning should be paying attention to the newest recruit class, cause once they get here and learn the system, they may take over if you don’t protect your position. competition is moving up another notch for the warriors.

  146. Da Punchbowl Kid January 25, 2009 3:24 pm

    Thanks Professor al.

  147. Stephen Tsai January 25, 2009 3:24 pm

    Blount is sticking to SB.
    Chizzy is still due here this summer.
    Sula is committed, but needs to take care of some business first.
    Libre said he’s making progress in his appeal.
    And, let’s not forget, the man, the myth … Joey Cadiz!!!

  148. whitey January 25, 2009 3:25 pm

    are = all

  149. Da Punchbowl Kid January 25, 2009 3:26 pm

    And that’s a good thing, whitey. 😉

    That’s why I say, I just like to wait and see who’s on the field on game days. Competition is good.

  150. Da Punchbowl Kid January 25, 2009 3:27 pm

    or Jake Heun or LWJ…

  151. Da Punchbowl Kid January 25, 2009 3:27 pm

    not to mention Jayson Rego. 😉

  152. Ralph January 25, 2009 3:32 pm

    great video I like the fact that he squares his shoulders to the line of scrimmage and runs downhill and running low…at times, he runs a little high thru the line but easily correctable by coaches or after taking solid hits by D1 tackles and LBs

  153. whitey January 25, 2009 3:34 pm

    i look forward to this year’s receiving corp cause i believe that we will not only have 4 excellent starters, but their backups will be able to come in with no loss of rythym. now that i said that, get on the JUGS and strengthen your hands.

  154. Ralph January 25, 2009 3:36 pm

    we need guys with speed, esp. game speed…farmer was just to slow…use him as a benchmark, never again with anyone with his foot speed…

  155. Da Punchbowl Kid January 25, 2009 3:36 pm

    Can you imagine new RB Al Green trying to rally the Warriors in a game by saying “Let’s stay together”…?

    Okay, sorry, I had to say that just ONCE. 😳

    Welcome to the Warriors, Alex.

  156. Pauoa Boy January 25, 2009 3:39 pm

    Eh somebody mentioned Tania Brunton??? She not Aussie, she’s Maori. Plus she was one of the main reasons I went to watch UH Womens BBall back then, definitely eye-candy!!!

  157. whitey January 25, 2009 3:39 pm

    our o line will still have problems, but coach mc has addressed that problem and is bringing in reinforcements who may become starters by this fall. off season training, conditioning, speed work, ballet or dance class, and proper nutrition will truly help our o line.

  158. Pauoa Boy January 25, 2009 3:43 pm

    Any particular walk-ons that are most likely to stick with the team that you know of? How’s Quentin Beaver coming along, I heard about his weight loss, hopefully with his power he has picked up some speed.

  159. Kazz January 25, 2009 3:45 pm


    Coach Wilton should show that massive hill he makes his team run before the season starts to Coach Smith.

    Where is that hill ST?

  160. whitey January 25, 2009 3:49 pm

    PB, what you up to now days??? Hope all is well with you and your family. I see the corp commandant is looking to reduce your numbers in Iraq and hopefully this gives you all a chance to rest and get ready for future assignments

  161. whitey January 25, 2009 3:52 pm

    kazz, you right. although the vb not doing to good right now, they are in shape and injuries to their legs are minimal, not like the fb warriors who still will have hammy problems till they do some major corrective to their conditioning program.

  162. Jason January 25, 2009 3:52 pm

    Kazz: Frank Street.

  163. Da Punchbowl Kid January 25, 2009 3:55 pm

    Hey PB! Was wonderin’ wea you stay.

  164. whitey January 25, 2009 3:59 pm

    also until a group of warriors decide that they need to take big challenges during the off season, the off season training will be a slow progress. look back a few years when a navy officer and his cohorts decided to challenge the run, bike, and swim in one day on Oahu. i know the officer’s name was Collins, but forgot his first, but know that his daughter, Kristen, went to annapolis. today, this is one of the biggest challenges to runner, bikers, and swimmers. imagine if a group of warriors decided that one of their chanllenges during the off season would be be run, jog, or walk wihlamena (spp) drive from the bottom to the top. now that is taking leadership and showing what warrior fb is all about. no quitting, plenty guts, and warrior pride.

  165. A-House January 25, 2009 3:59 pm


    UH men’s VB team must run up Wilhelmina Rise many puke on the way up up because it’s bugga!

    I ran that several times practicing for the 1982 Honolulu Mathon. Best effort was a little over half-way; it’s verey steep.

  166. whitey January 25, 2009 4:02 pm

    it is like the surfing challenge “Would you go, Eddie would”.

  167. A-House January 25, 2009 4:02 pm

    Any one know what the criteria are for selection into the Circle of Honor?

    Howzit, whitey and Duffer. Heard that all the Boyd’s downtown properties for the UNLV game is sold out. Goin get plentay Hawaii fans!!!

  168. whitey January 25, 2009 4:03 pm

    col A House, and you only 2-3 times older than them.

  169. A-House January 25, 2009 4:03 pm

    ST. good neighbor:

    Will the Warriors use Cooke Field for Spring training?

  170. A-House January 25, 2009 4:05 pm

    geez whitey:

    didn’t really dawn on me, but I was over 40 years old then!

  171. Kazz January 25, 2009 4:08 pm


    January 25th, 2009 at 4:03 pm
    ST. good neighbor:

    Will the Warriors use Cooke Field for Spring training?

    Lemme add to this question as well:

    ST, will they only use the new turf for rainy days? If not, will practices still be open to fans in the new Ching Field?

    I wanna breathe in that brand new rubber infill smell!!!! 🙂

  172. FloridaTed January 25, 2009 4:14 pm

    Our recruiting class will be outstanding, regardless.

    Personally, I’d rather have two hands full of emeralds, than a couple of diamonds and a bunch of chrystals. In 2009 we’ll have a whole bag of emeralds on the team. My only hope is that our coaches will be excellent gem-cutters.

    What’s the criteria for this strange ‘Circle of Honor’ anyways? If there even is a criteria. Wouldn’t be surprised if it’s: ene, mene, myne, moe, politics is what we do….

  173. chawan_cut January 25, 2009 4:32 pm

    pauoa boy,
    that was me.
    tania brunton
    dig those accents.

  174. jm2375 January 25, 2009 5:23 pm

    Ralph – brew already got his dig in. I’m more p.o’d than in mourning. They weren’t supposed to lose to SH!! Have no idea what the h is going on. GU is the only one of my teams that’s better than decent. I have had to endure many, many seasons of perennial cellar-dwellers Wizzards and Orioles. UH is not doing well at the moment and, …. Waiting for next fb season – UH and the Skins!!!

    In the meantime, HOYA SAXA!! and GO WARRIORS!!

  175. jm2375 January 25, 2009 5:27 pm

    Oh yeah, welcome to the Warrior ohana, Alex Green!!

    Kekoa – was going to let da kid go to movie today since we were already in town, but no one else could go. 🙂 She says doing homework early is painful. Besides what am I paying all this tuition for anyway?

  176. jm2375 January 25, 2009 5:28 pm

    gee, did I scare everyone away?

  177. XxFaithxX January 25, 2009 5:31 pm

    Welcome, Mr. Green

    He runs similar to Ilaoa..less 75 lbs and + .6 on the 40. lol

  178. Jason January 25, 2009 5:35 pm

    Hopefully Roy Hibbert will be okay. (Go Pacers!) Besides that, who cares about Georgetown … 😉

  179. al ™ January 25, 2009 5:36 pm

    i guess lava spoiled one of the weekend surprises.

  180. brew808 January 25, 2009 5:39 pm

    …speaking of mourning… “Zo” (aka Alonzo Mourning) was an awesome GU Hoya & player! 😆

    😯 😈 😯 😈 😯 😈 😯 😈 😯 😈 😯 😈 😯 😈 😯 😈 😯 😈 😯 😈 😯 😈 😯 😈 😯 😈

    😯 😈 😯 😈 😯 😈 😯 😈 😯 😈 😯 😈 😯 😈 😯 😈 😯 😈 😯 😈 😯 😈 😯 😈 😯 😈

  181. al ™ January 25, 2009 5:54 pm

    when he finally retires from coaching….

    dick tomey deserves to be in the circle. it was he who had the vision that we can strive for more than a d1aa schedule and compete. he had the whole state believing. he brought us from out of the depths.

  182. d1島 January 25, 2009 5:54 pm

    The coach of the team that won the HS Girls’ bb game 100-0 was fired today after he refused to apologize for the win.

  183. Pomai January 25, 2009 5:57 pm

    Nate Jackson, Mike Brewster, Dan Robinson, Mike Arvanetis, Larry Arnold

    The list of players could be quite long, there where so many great players!!!

  184. brew808 January 25, 2009 6:01 pm

    Tomey is already included in the “circle”. 😀

  185. not far away anymore January 25, 2009 6:04 pm

    Tomey is already in the Circle. Wahine BB team has a 2 pt lead at the half.

  186. roysan16 January 25, 2009 6:08 pm

    Would Tita Ahuna be a good choice?
    captain of championship team
    coached HPU to two championships
    Jack B. award winner.

  187. LizKauai [iMac] catwoman January 25, 2009 6:11 pm

    Shannon Dresser is truly special. I would nominate her.

    But all in all, this recognition is what- like the Oscars?

    Before getting too carried away, I need to learn more about the program itself. But not today. Got a trip to prepare for.

  188. curveball January 25, 2009 6:20 pm

    LizKauai [iMac] catwoman:
    Hey I caught my first HOLEHOLE today……..I have to keep my instructor a secret 😉

  189. al ™ January 25, 2009 6:23 pm

    another guy who helped establish our presence here in the deep blue sea has got to be….

    riley wallace. for those who got frustrated with him, they are now the ones who really miss and appreciate his past efforts. we may have never won anything big, but, he usually got us close to the dance. often times we dabbled with the n.i.t. and knocked on the door of the ncaa. occasionally being invited to the ball.

  190. Stephen Tsai January 25, 2009 6:26 pm

    Actually, Riley Wallace had more to do with the arena being built than anybody else.
    I was there when he got into the screaming matches.
    The others wanted a 4,000-seat arena. Not Riley. He was shooting for 12,000.

  191. al ™ January 25, 2009 6:26 pm

    oh so sorry.
    i didn’t realize he, dick “apples and oranges” tomey was in the circle. then i guess i too concur with his presence in the ring of honor.

    eh, its sunday okay. i have had a long day.

  192. al ™ January 25, 2009 6:28 pm

    yah, i remember how riley couldn’t believe that some administrators wanted a high school gym instead of the ssc.

    i wonder if those are the same folks who think 25,000 seat on campus stadium would suffice for football?

  193. al ™ January 25, 2009 6:29 pm

    if the stan sheriff center was not named posthumously after our former a.d. i believe it would have been named after riley.

  194. duffer (iPhone) January 25, 2009 6:31 pm

    Jamie Aloy…….

  195. al ™ January 25, 2009 6:31 pm

    you know riley is the only head coach that i can think of who retired after a long career mentoring our university’s team. he, remember, turned down many an offer with thrice the amount of money during his time here. he truly loved this state and equally so did his wife.

  196. Jason January 25, 2009 6:32 pm

    Has the court been named after anybody yet? Cause I think that should be the Riley Wallace Court. Or maybe the Riley Wallace/Vince Goo Court.

    Coach Tomey was actually at the game last night. Saw him talking to Artie Wilson and a bunch of other people. Guess he came in for the Circle festivities. Maybe recruiting too? 😯

  197. al ™ January 25, 2009 6:33 pm

    you mean tita is not in the circle???

  198. al ™ January 25, 2009 6:34 pm

    so any word on the two highly coveted safeties from kahuku?

    that would be enough surprise for me.

  199. Jason January 25, 2009 6:36 pm

    Another interesting tidbit I didn’t know about Shannon Dresser until recently — she runs cross country and track for UH, too.

  200. al ™ January 25, 2009 6:36 pm

    and today i saw alema tachibana cruising at windward mall with his lovely lady.

    yup, he is big and tall. he looked to be around 225 lbs.

  201. brew808 January 25, 2009 6:37 pm

    Nope! al See Link in #34.

  202. duffer (iPhone) January 25, 2009 6:49 pm

    Did da boss enjoy dinner?

  203. A-House January 25, 2009 6:59 pm


    maybe ST will have very good news for us tomorrow on more commits – from wherever.

    perhaps Coach Mack still follows JJ’s rule of decommit first and then we talk, but if he wants a certain player this “guideline” disappears or is put on the side and magically reappears later. is this waffaling or just good recruiting sense?

    some alluded to earlier that a person’s word is no longer his bond and this transcends many facets of life – so should this be applied to recruits who decommits? personally, it hurts when the player does this to Hawaii, but who am I to judge what’s best for this person. I must stay true to my own beliefs.

  204. Wayne O. January 25, 2009 7:00 pm

    They should put Colt Brennan individually, June Jones, and the entire 2007 undefeated Warrior football team in right now and waive any time requirements. Are you kidding me! The other considerations made by you and others are all good choices. But, come on, the 2007 UH Football team and our Heisman Trophy contender is a no brainer. Waive, em. 2007 will never be topped in UH Athletics history. I don’t care what anybody says. The undefeated season and the Sugar Bowl is No. 1. I hate to say it, but since then things have gone downhill in other areas. The men’s basketball team is 3 D. Disappointing, Disgusting, and
    and Disturbing. The women’s basketball team is even worse. And the men’s volleyball team can’t get a break. Jim Donovan has a lot of soul searching to do. I don’t even go to the games anymore and more and more I don’t even watch them on K-5. I’m a Na Koa member and I have to re-think my donation because the economy is so bad and people are struggling. I am on fixed income too. The UH Football team is almost terrible, because I can’t stand all these stupid penalties. The run and shoot can’t surprise anybody. The have to run more of a modified spread offense w/ more inovation, run in motion, etc. They also have to be able to run a hurry up offense. I also don’t agree w/ a lot of the play calling. Oh well, we will see this year and I hope it’s a lot better than last year. I mean, we shouldn’t lose to San Jose St. and Utah State. Not if we are trying to compete for the WAC championship and BCS consideration. I know it’s hard to win. But if Utah and Boise St. can do it I believe UH can do it too. What’s gets me too is that I don’t see coaches trying to get a kicker and a punter. I also has some concerns on the coaching ability. The offensive line last year sucks. I pay pay-per-view so I help the program that way and I love Warrior football and the recruiting and all, but I and like a lot of other people are just frustrated with the state of affairs. As a senior citizen we get more grouchy and less patient. But we can’t stand stupid mistakes and all these turnovers, holding penalties, illegal block in the back, etc, etc. etc.
    Thanks for letting me vent. I feel better already. Now that we have a new President, I am more optimistic. Ha, Ha.

  205. al ™ January 25, 2009 7:00 pm


    check your mail please.

  206. al ™ January 25, 2009 7:02 pm


    tks for the email. she was surprised.

    dinner was awesome. ruth chris’.
    best part, the kids picked up the tab!!!!

  207. roysan16 January 25, 2009 7:12 pm

    COMMIT NEWS: Vehikite Makes the Switch, Will be a Husky – 1/25/2009
    UPDATED: Simione Vehikite was committed to USC coming into his weekend at Washington, but we’ve learned that the Huskies might have pulled a huge coupe and garnered his commitment to Washington


    it has’nt been officially announced on the UW site, but interesting turn of events

    turning down usc that must be a first.

  208. Pauoa Boy January 25, 2009 7:13 pm

    Howzit whitey, DPK…

    Never been away, just been busy lately getting geared up for punch out in the upcoming months. Not sure how that’s going to turn out with the new Commander in Chief and his so called changes. Gotta apologize in advance but I’m still skeptical about our newly appointed president! In my opinion, I feel to become president of the United States and especially being appointed Commander in Chief you should have at least served your country first. Cannot picture someone who’s never served or been in the trenches being my boss, I’m sorry it just don’t make any sense!

    Tania Brunton was pretty much the only reason I would watch UH Women’s BBall, same when Jocelyn Robbins played VBall at UH, made watching the game more enjoyable!

  209. Pauoa Boy January 25, 2009 7:30 pm

    I not worried about the recruiting efforts of our Coaches. We going get whoever wants to be a Warrior and they will become successful. I’m more concerned about the Coaches actually coaching up the ones who want to be here and play for us. Seems like last years team just went through the motions and nobody stepped up! I feel that the Coaches need to be more involved in motivating the players and working with them relentlessly on their skills. On the other hand the players need to give themselves a swift kick in the rear and work hard 24/7 cause there is always going to be someone else working harder trying to make things happen. We’ll see what happens, but maybe a guy like Quentin Beaver could be the inspiration of what hard work is all about!

  210. LizKauai [iMac] catwoman January 25, 2009 7:39 pm


    Prayers go out to the people and families affected by the Portland shootings of Rotary exchange students…


  211. niho mano January 25, 2009 7:40 pm

    howzit dpk…sorry for the late comeback but i live on the westside (kapolei) i’m newly retired and i read the sports blogs to find out how uh football is rebuilding since they are the state of hawaii’s football team and also the daily gossip. i believe that we need faster wr’s with good hands, rbs like libre and pilares with good speed and good linemen that can stop the pass rush to give the qb time to make a completion…i haven’t been blogging that often just reading mostly…have a good blog day.

  212. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 25, 2009 8:01 pm

    More Prayers Needed:

    Ronnie writes:

    “Hello my Tsaiko family,

    I hate to be a bother, but please keep my dad and mom in your prayers. My dad had a heart attack last night. He drove himself to the hospital (I must get my stubbornness from him) and was admitted. He is scheduled for an angiogram tomorrow. I’ll send an update tomorrow when I know more, but please say a prayer for them.”

  213. Da Punchbowl Kid January 25, 2009 8:27 pm

    Welcome to the WB, Niho.

  214. A-House January 25, 2009 8:30 pm

    Boy oh boy – if Sark the Shark keeps this up, UH will be tested by UDub in 2010 – do we go are they coming?

    Things are heating up and getting very interesting in the PAC-10.

    Perhaps what many saw on tv with Sanchez is making a difference for USC.

  215. A-House January 25, 2009 8:32 pm


    Our prayers go out to you and your parents with hope that your Dad has a speedy and full recovery.

  216. A-House January 25, 2009 8:36 pm

    What is in the air this winter or is it usual for so many commits, decommits, and commits to another school and/or within the same conference?

    Are schools in the Big 10, Big 12, and SEC facing the same situation?

    What about the WAC? Only one I know of is Graves who decommitted from Nevada and committed to UH.

  217. NorthShoreFan January 25, 2009 8:39 pm

    Aloha All.
    I elect, ….Jerris White and Golden Richards..

  218. A-House January 25, 2009 8:39 pm

    Go Coach Mack and staff with your visits to your targeted players who you feel will make a significant contribution to UH.

    BTW, what happened to the BYUH basketball transfer and players from American Samoa? They just disappeared!

  219. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 25, 2009 8:40 pm

    A-House- this process has probably been going on for a long time- it’s just more visible to more people because of blogs and whatnot.
    I’m not going to get excited one way or another until after signing day.


  220. A-House January 25, 2009 8:43 pm

    ST, good neighbor:

    What criterias should be used to select UH athletes to the “unofficial” Tsaiko Circle of Honor?

    I bet it’s a lot more difficult than most people realize.

  221. al ™ January 25, 2009 8:45 pm

    jeris white….thats a good one.

  222. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 25, 2009 8:48 pm


    “Three Senior Bowl Interests for Seattle

    Tiny by Doug Farrar on Jan 25, 2009 1:02 PM PST

    My buddy Michael Lombardo from Scout.com has the names of three players the Seahawks met with during Senior Bowl week. Now, the whole “Team X met with Player Y” thing is generally overheated by the media, but it’s a good time to start getting a collection of players together to anticipate, to a greater or lesser degree, Seattle’s specific interests. If any of these names pop up at the Combine as well (I’ll be going from the 18th though the 22nd) we can start to put a few things together. Well, maybe.

    Anyhoo, here are the guys who confirmed with Michael that they talked to Seattle:

    Hawaii DE David Veikune: 6-2, 255. 10th-rated DE per NFLDraftScout.com. Showed impressive effort, especially against Michael Oher, during Senior Bowl week. He’s a possible 4-3 end or 3-4 ‘backer (not unlike Everette Brown, who I recently interviewed for a Washington Post story) who put up nine sacks and 16.5 tackles for loss in his senior season. Projected as an early second-day guy, but we’ll see what the Combine tells us.”

  223. al ™ January 25, 2009 8:49 pm


    up rather late for a sunday nite huh?

    take a stroll and get the scoops. har, har, har.

  224. Ralph January 25, 2009 9:00 pm

    Ronnie I’ll be keeping your dad in my thoughts and wish he full recovery..I know your mom will be strong for him so he won’t be worried about her and concentrate on his full recovery.

  225. al ™ January 25, 2009 9:07 pm


    looking for two sideline season tickets for 2009.
    preferably in the blue.

  226. Stretch January 25, 2009 9:16 pm

    Good Evening Tsaikos!!

    al – join Koa Anuenue

  227. J January 25, 2009 9:19 pm


    Didn’t get there until 11 a.m. yesterday, did I miss something (again)?

  228. Committed Road Warrior January 25, 2009 9:20 pm

    It sure feels liberating to have my taxes done already.

  229. Committed Road Warrior January 25, 2009 9:21 pm

    But then again, I don’t have much, so I don’t have to wrestle with deductions and whatnot. That will surely change in the coming years.

  230. Committed Road Warrior January 25, 2009 9:22 pm

    My prayers and wishes go out to Ronnie and her family. Here’s to a full recovery.

  231. Stretch January 25, 2009 9:24 pm

    Committed Road Warrior:
    January 25th, 2009 at 9:21 pm
    That will surely change in the coming years.

    hmmm…. what kind of “changes” you talking about to raise your deductions??

  232. Stephen Tsai January 25, 2009 9:25 pm

    Gimme a call. I’ve got something to tell you.

  233. labrat January 25, 2009 9:39 pm

    Kate Robinson – Wahine Softball.

    Nani Cockett – BBall

    Alika Smith for wahine BB coach.

  234. Stephen Tsai January 25, 2009 9:42 pm

    I think A-House went to sleep.

  235. d1島 January 25, 2009 9:44 pm

    Committed Road Warrior:

    January 25th, 2009 at 9:21 pm
    But then again, I don’t have much, so I don’t have to wrestle with deductions and whatnot. That will surely change in the coming years.

    Yep. It’ll be real simple for all of us soon…send it all to Washington! That’s Change you can Believe in!

  236. Committed Road Warrior January 25, 2009 9:44 pm

    January 25th, 2009 at 9:24 pm
    hmmm…. what kind of “changes” you talking about to raise your deductions??


  237. d1島 January 25, 2009 9:46 pm

    You could call me!

    But then, I’m going to sleep soon, too….

  238. Stretch January 25, 2009 9:50 pm

    ST – my phone is on

  239. jm2375 January 25, 2009 9:50 pm

    ST – you could TEXT me! 😀

  240. d1島 January 25, 2009 9:52 pm

    Hey wait a minute!

    Could the blog host be looking for someone to give his kid a ride to school in the morning?

  241. Stretch January 25, 2009 9:53 pm

    d1 – i think you are right.
    jm – expect the text from ST at any moment.

  242. Jason January 25, 2009 9:54 pm

    I can’t give anybody a ride, so maybe I should just take the chance and call … 😉

  243. Garret January 25, 2009 10:00 pm


    This year there have been far more decommits than previous years…it isn’t just with UH players! Here is an article that talks about that, which also mentions that U-Dub took a committed player from USC several days ago (before Vehikite).

    The strangest recruiting season I can ever remember got even more bizarre in the last 24 hours when USC lost defensive back Byron Moore (Harbor City, Calif./ Narbonne). Moore called the Trojans his “dream school” when he originally committed but is now going in a different direction.

    As I’ve said before, I don’t ever remember a year where more players are making commitments only to decommit and head elsewhere. I’ve seen players, in year’s past, commit then take some visits just for the fun of it. However, this year, players are visiting schools with the mind-set of seeing if there is a better option out there.

    USC is one school in particular that has seen a number of its committed players visit other schools. In talking to a handful of recruits this year, it has been said that a number of the players committed to USC will end up elsewhere. One player who was never brought up as someone who looked soft on their commitment was Moore and that’s what makes his recent decision so surprising.

  244. momotaro January 25, 2009 10:04 pm

    turning down usc that must be a first.

    Morrell Presley and Byron Moore have already de-committed from USC’s recruiting class this year.

  245. Garret January 25, 2009 10:04 pm

    Free play link time. Please ignore my next 5 posts if you do not want the off-topic stuff.

    Pretty scary to think about what would happen if a bad solar storm occurs, which does occur periodically. Solar storms are expected 1 or 2 years before a peak in solar activity…and the next peak is in 2012, so the solar storms are expected in 2010 or 2011! Worst case is that 130 million people lose power in the US and all financial institutions shut down…months with closed banks, suspended trade with other countries, and basic worldwide chaos.

  246. Garret January 25, 2009 10:04 pm

    Study found that Tetris can act like a “cognitive vaccine” to prevent post-traumatic stress syndrome in soldiers or crime victims.

  247. Garret January 25, 2009 10:05 pm

    I never realized that the red food dye in yogurt and other products was actually made by crushing the female cochineal (a beetle-like creature)! This has come to light because some people are apparently seriously allergic to eating the cochineal insect, with some allergic reactions potentially fatal!

  248. Garret January 25, 2009 10:05 pm

    I think that it is really cool that for the first time in at least 25 years more American adults are reading more literature–that never happened before in this survey.

  249. Garret January 25, 2009 10:06 pm

    About explaining why men find it so difficult to understand women–men and women may differ by as much as 2% of their entire genetic inheritance, greater than the heredity gap between humans and chimps! The study concludes that there are two human genomes, one for men and one for women.

  250. Garret January 25, 2009 10:06 pm

    Free play links pau.

  251. momotaro January 25, 2009 10:07 pm

    Sark must be a great recruiter, because he almost got Stan McKay to flip from UCLA, his “dream school”:

    Among those who made visits to Washington over the weekend was UCLA commit Stan McKay, a defensive back from Long Beach Poly.
    He said he was going to change his commitment to Washington, but said he decided to stay at UCLA since that was his dream school.

  252. d1島 January 25, 2009 10:09 pm

    So we could really be from Mars and Venus?

  253. momotaro January 25, 2009 10:11 pm

    Garret, Moore did not commit to UW, I think that Moore is being recruited heavily by Notre Dame.

    Two other USC soft commits that people expect to go elsewhere are WRs Randall Carroll and Devon Flournoy.

  254. Garret January 25, 2009 10:11 pm


    Basically, yes. I find it kind of disturbing that genetically men are more similar to chimps than they are to women…

  255. d1島 January 25, 2009 10:12 pm

    Check back in the mornin;


  256. jm2375 January 25, 2009 10:12 pm

    Garret – #249 – that’s why men are apes!! 😆 🙄

    OK, time to do dishes, bocha and give hubby a rat bite haircut. See ya tomorrow. Nitey nite.

  257. Garret January 25, 2009 10:15 pm


    I don’t think that the article said that Moore was going to U-Dub…just that he wasn’t going to USC. It sounds like Moore does know who he’s switching to, but he’s delaying his announcement.

    All of USC’s decommits means that they will be going hard after other school’s commits…and they have a lot to offer in terms of prestige, etc.

  258. momotaro January 25, 2009 10:26 pm

    All of USC’s decommits means that they will be going hard after other school’s commits…and they have a lot to offer in terms of prestige, etc.

    USC is still in the running for some top uncommitted recruits, like Te`o, Su`a-Filo, and Kennard, so it’s not like they need to raid other schools, yet.

  259. al ™ January 25, 2009 10:29 pm

    yah, i saw that post stretch. i did check it out, maybe then. at least i get to write some of it off.

    oh, st. my phone is on too.

  260. al ™ January 25, 2009 10:32 pm

    this is too funny….

    father and son arguing a point on a blog.
    son calls father by his blog name rather than “dad”.
    good thing son doesn’t have blog handle and uses his real name.

  261. Ralph January 25, 2009 10:36 pm

    is momo and momotaro the same person? then, that would be funny….

  262. Garret January 25, 2009 10:37 pm


    momotaro is not my Dad…I don’t know who he is, though I do respect his opinion and I’ve noticed that he really knows his stuff.

  263. Garret January 25, 2009 10:40 pm

    I do call Momo by his blog name, because I figure I call everyone else by their blog names instead of Robin, Garett, etc.

  264. roysan16 January 25, 2009 10:44 pm

    RB 189 Cyril Ontai
    (Kapolei HS)
    Kapolei, HI 5-11/210/4.59 Verbal Yes Committed to Navy

    RB Cyril Ontai Commits to Navy 01/26/09
    1:31am ET Scout.com

  265. momotaro January 25, 2009 10:50 pm

    Garret, I am your father…just kidding.

    If Vehikite has indeed flipped to UW, I could see USC going after someone else’s FB, they were planning to develop Vehikite as a FB behind Stanley Havili.

  266. al ™ January 25, 2009 10:57 pm

    well then is momotaro your brother?

    that’s funny. which came first btw?
    the momo (peach)
    or the momotaro (peach boy)

  267. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 25, 2009 10:57 pm

    #254… That explains a lot of things 😈

    Nitey Nite and Sweet, Prayerful Dreams!

  268. Da Punchbowl Kid January 25, 2009 11:09 pm

    # d1島:
    January 25th, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    So we could really be from Mars and Venus?

    Reminds me of that old joke:

    “Men are from Mars and women are from some place where, no matter what, if you’re from Mars, you’re wrong!” 😆

  269. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 25, 2009 11:11 pm

    Oops- forgot to say HAUOLI LAHANAU to gigi-hawaii!!!

  270. Da Punchbowl Kid January 25, 2009 11:11 pm

    And yes, I would’nt be surprised if in fact I’m much more ape-like than Sweety…

  271. Kekoa January 25, 2009 11:14 pm

    ST ~ For his undying support of UH ideals…and the community service support that our own Tsaiko “Rainbow Cliff” has provided the city of Los Angeles for so many years…I nominate Mr. Cliff Sanchez for the Circle of Honor.

    How about Pono and Lisa Ma’a? Pono has returned Jr. Olympic fame to the U.S. boys team after a 20 year drought. His wife continues to support UH athletics thru her VB broadcasting effort. She was also recently named one of UH’s top 25 Women Athletes.

  272. roysan16 January 25, 2009 11:21 pm

    MLB Shawn Reed Makes his commitment known 01/26/09
    3:50am ET Scout.com

    MLB 80 Shawn Reed
    (Kalaheo HS)
    Kailua, HI 6-1/212/4.66 None No Committed to Navy

  273. Da Punchbowl Kid January 25, 2009 11:32 pm

    I second you on all of those nominations, Kekoa.

  274. Kekoa January 25, 2009 11:37 pm

    How come my “Pride” is not showing ST? Is it because of his singing?…No, can’t be that. Hmmm…what could it be?

  275. Stephen Tsai January 26, 2009 12:14 am

    Well, hey. New post, new recruit.

  276. aaron January 27, 2009 1:03 am

    BJ Itoman was a terrific player in her 4 years at UH, and then after she graduated i think she went on to the airforce and is a pilot now. what else does she need to do?

    i saw her at a concert maybe 2 years ago and she still looks great! if i wasn’t such a wimp i woulda bought her a drink.

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