Farewell, 2012

Well, it wasn’t dull.

If it felt like a long year, well, that’s because it was a leap year.

But it also was because it consisted of the Wonder fiasco (and for his own sake, Stevie Wonder should just put on a concert so his last name won’t forever rhyme with “blunder”), Norm Chow’s first UH season, and the arrival of the Ben Jay era (he’s due here any week, right?).

The year’s about to expire, and it’s time to pound the mochi.

We made it this far, so if you’re going to drink, don’t drive. And if you’re going to drink, in honor of the Koakane, Stretch and the Coloma Ohana, make it a green bottle. (Ginger Ale comes in a green bottle, right?)

Take care, folks.


  1. Former UH Athlete December 31, 2012 7:35 am

    Anybody else wish our new AD had an extra last name of “Min”?

    Time to start cooking the ozoni and nishime!

    Happy New Year!!! 2013 looks promising for UH.

  2. Rambow December 31, 2012 7:38 am

    Happy New Years…top 5

  3. gobows December 31, 2012 7:42 am

    Aloha also means goodbye 2012

  4. Chicken Grease December 31, 2012 7:49 am

    Final ohyaooooooooooooooogozaimasu of 2012!!!!!! Enjoy it 🙂 .

    a Grease’s Predictions for 2013 (not to be taken in the same level of seriousness as some o’these 12-21-2012- believers had with regard to their own now-as-old-as-bell-bottoms-horse-and-buggy-and-8-track-tape belief/took stock in; but, hey, if one or more of these come true in 2013, a Grease is greasy good! 😉 ):

    • Let’s start out with something easy and easily predictable: there will be NO major gun law changes on the federal level in 2013. (a Grease’ll probably repeat this prediction each year. Thank you.)

    • There will be no major U.S. Contemporary celebrity (i.e., Whitney, Jacko, etc.) deaths in 2013. Does not include older, still active, celebrities (i.e., Jack Nicholson, Betty White, etc.)

    • A North Korean missile test will actually hit something on land other than their own territory; China will not back them up. International response will make North Korea apologize.

    • Queen of England will suffer a major health scare that will be the headline for a week or two. Her illness may lead to her death.

    • Mr. Stephen Tsai will be asked by Ben Jay himself to run an encapsulized football Warrior-focused maarketing/PR unit of Uh athletics.

    • Warrior football will win six (6) games. Sorry.

    Normally, a Grease hates “end of year/best of” lists, but, this exception I find a bit intriguing (albeit, not a new idea). You Oceanic digital subscribers — one of the the Music Choice “hits” channels. (Pop or “Hit List” something or other) is supposed to begin a top hits of 2012 countdown sometime today (thought I saw “starts at 7pm”, but, could be going on as we post, so, tune in to one of those 800 Music Choice channels for more detail.) TRULY uninterrupted countdown and w/out silly fanfare if youse know how the Music Choice channels work. 🙂

    Happy pre-2013, all.

    # # #

  5. Masaboy December 31, 2012 7:52 am

    I guess something “exciting” may happen and reason my good neighbor is still keeping the blog open

    recruting news??? transfers???

  6. WarriorNY December 31, 2012 8:03 am

    Have a Happy New Year, folks… This was a rough year for UH Football… But next year sure does look promising…

    Just remember things could be much worse… You could be NY Jets fans… :-/

    (Cheap shot at the blogmaster and myself)

    Enjoy the New Year!

  7. tommui December 31, 2012 8:17 am


  8. jojo ® December 31, 2012 8:18 am

    Yay! I can see the blog! Thanks ST!

    Now I can have a happy New Year!

  9. al December 31, 2012 8:19 am

    #1…i get it, you’re nelson maeda.

  10. al December 31, 2012 8:22 am

    hmmmm…jojo, were you momentarily blinded by the light?

    and btw, there’s a new lunch place in kaimuki.

  11. Pomai December 31, 2012 8:27 am

    On this new years eve, wishing everyone a Happy and Prosperous New Year! And as ST said “No drink and drive” Stay safe everyone.

  12. tommui December 31, 2012 8:28 am

    AL – Island burger – the one in Ala Moana Center or the one in Manoa?

    Lunch place in Kaimuki – what, where, who etc.

  13. koakane ip5 December 31, 2012 8:31 am

    yes yes like mistah blog masta says have a :mrgreen: green but safe parte time

    aloha 😎 to all the tsaikette’s, tsaiko’s and 808,

    may 2013 bring you whatever your 🙂 heart desires

  14. koakane ip5 December 31, 2012 8:31 am

    yes yes like mistah blog masta says have a :mrgreen: green but safe parte time

    aloha 😎 to all the tsaikette’s, tsaiko’s and 808,

    may 2013 bring you whatever your 🙂 heart desires

  15. koakane ip5 December 31, 2012 8:33 am

    😳 excuse for the double post

  16. koakane ip5 December 31, 2012 8:35 am

    mahalo grease now we can move on to 2014


  17. Derek December 31, 2012 8:37 am

    A new day, a new year is near. Already thinking about the first game with USC. We get em at home this time. Last time here, Kealoha Pilares had a big game and we kept it pretty close. Gotta score some points. Our defense will be better. Offensive line and special teams are

    It’s a beautiful morning, I think I’ll go outside awhile. “The Rascals”. Lucky we live in Hawaii.

  18. al December 31, 2012 8:41 am

    tommui…ala moana.

  19. al December 31, 2012 8:41 am

    tommui…ala moana.

  20. al December 31, 2012 8:44 am

    2. more days of enjoying the holiday culinary arts…then its back to work.

  21. Bleed Green and White December 31, 2012 8:47 am

    “Tsaiko’s” be blessed on this final day of 2012!

    Hau’oli Makahiki Hou!

  22. duffer December 31, 2012 8:50 am

    SAFE, Prosperous, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

  23. duffer December 31, 2012 8:50 am

    SAFE, Prosperous, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

  24. laulau head December 31, 2012 8:50 am

    Happy New Year ST and to all of the Tsaiko ohana! We survived Norm’s first year and the end of the world scare…

    Sincerely though, thanks to all of you for sharing the passion for Warrior football..

    Be merry, be safe, and see you in 2013!

  25. Da Punchbowl Kid December 31, 2012 8:52 am

    Happy New Year Gangeez! 🙂

    Here’s wishing errybody a very Happy New Year and all the best in 2013! May God bless us, one and all.

  26. al December 31, 2012 8:59 am

    tommui…ala moana…!

  27. al December 31, 2012 9:00 am

    tommui…ala moana one is mo betta.

  28. al December 31, 2012 9:00 am

    tommui…ala moana one is mo betta.

  29. al December 31, 2012 9:00 am

    tommui…ala moana one is mo betta.

  30. al December 31, 2012 9:01 am

    tommui…ala moana. did you get that?

  31. al December 31, 2012 9:01 am

    tommui…ala moana. did you get that?

  32. al December 31, 2012 9:01 am

    tommui…ala moana. did you get that?

  33. PolyMom December 31, 2012 9:01 am

    Have a safe and blessed New Year.


  34. al December 31, 2012 9:01 am

    wow…thats weird.

    st, i found a way to build up your comments.

  35. al December 31, 2012 9:01 am

    wow…thats weird.

    st, i found a way to build up your comments.

  36. al December 31, 2012 9:01 am

    wow…thats weird.

    st, i found a way to build up your comments.

  37. PolyMom December 31, 2012 9:03 am

    Anyone watching the USC game? Hilarious!

  38. al December 31, 2012 9:03 am

    okay, i’ll stop.

    see you next year…unless some breaking recruiting news surfaces.

    you know.

    like the florida db that is just waiting to commit once the path is cleared.

  39. Whats up December 31, 2012 9:06 am

    Boise State stays in the MWC


  40. Stephen Tsai December 31, 2012 9:14 am

    Florida guys don’t visit for another three weeks, I think.

    No official offer until they visit. So, if anyone is wondering, no commitments yet.

  41. Wes'side Warrior December 31, 2012 9:16 am

    Howzit, Gang!

    Definitely has been an up-and-down, entertaining year! Lots of headaches, but also lots of great, positive things that point to the possibility of a super 2013. And with that, from my ‘ohana, and the Jawjah Chaptah of Tsai-kos…

    Happy New Year, y’all! (Translated: “Hau’oli Makahiki Hou”)

    As stated above, please be careful out there tonight! Got many tailgates, CC’s, and various other activities coming up this year. Plus, we’ll finally be back home this summer, so… if anything… you guys get to meet dis bolohead guy from da Wes’side, if you haven’t already!

    Mahalo to ST, in particular, and each and every one of you too, for keeping us up to date on da scoops!

  42. Pomai December 31, 2012 9:28 am

    ESPN says Boise not goin

  43. al December 31, 2012 9:38 am

    st, we have a great shot at landing three floridians and maybe a bonus baby as well.

  44. Da Punchbowl Kid December 31, 2012 9:38 am

    Pomai – so does A-joe!

  45. Da Punchbowl Kid December 31, 2012 9:39 am

    Polymom –

    Thanks for the heads up on the SC game. GO TECH!

  46. kifi December 31, 2012 9:41 am

    “What? Huh? I can’t hear you? You mean, even though I never spent a day actually in you rconference, I still owe you a 10 million dollar exit fee? Okay, I’ll put the check in the mail.” 😉 😉 —Boise State to Big East

  47. PolyMom December 31, 2012 9:43 am

    Want to wish a HAPPY 50th Birthday to the twin Kafentzi’s brothers. Kurt and Kent.

    You’ll always be a favorite WARRIOR!

  48. PolyMom December 31, 2012 9:44 am

    Don’t miss the LSU game today to!

  49. Bryson December 31, 2012 10:08 am


    Any word on Mike Edwards draft evaluation and if he’s declaring for the Draft?

  50. Ralph December 31, 2012 10:13 am

    ESPN reports that the MWC will be paying for Boise exit fee from the BE. Why? Boise is moving to a faltering BE, they want out, the MWC should be patient then dictate terms to Boise to keep them from bailing out in the future. Boise also wants to keep its own TV contract.

  51. Annoddah Dave December 31, 2012 10:13 am

    ST & Tsaiko Blog Dogs:

    Wishing you and yours a happy, prosperous, and healthy New Year!

    Hauoli Makahiki Hou!

  52. gobows December 31, 2012 10:13 am

    Ben Jay Min


    been jammin

  53. tommui December 31, 2012 10:18 am

    Per the contract, if there is no Western football team. San Diego State does not have to go to the Big East or pay a penalty.

  54. gobows December 31, 2012 10:22 am

    #46 & #50

    did the big 12 pay the big least for TCU? i don’t think so.

    if the MWC sends payment, that will be a stupid move.

    make the big least take the MWC to court.

  55. Ralph December 31, 2012 10:25 am

    #53 that is what ESPN reports, SDST hasn’t committed to the MWC, but I would think the deadline for them passed considering they committed to the BE before Boise. Boise waited for the 12th hour to pull out without signing on to the BE.

    Boise says its pulling teams out of the BW, I think this bodes well for UH wahine sports not having to travel to Boise. Waiting on SDST, their teams are also in the BW conference. I hope the BW had an exit fee for Boise and SDST.

  56. BigWave96744 December 31, 2012 10:29 am

    Gobows, I knew a dude named Wai Shing Tong. I used the he should have adopted the alias, “George”

  57. ai-eee-soos December 31, 2012 10:35 am

    Stock Market closed on a positive note.

    Happy New Year to all.

    Have a great trading year !!!

  58. Inyoface December 31, 2012 10:38 am

    USC has been th biggest disappointment this year in college football and maybe in history.

  59. BigWave96744 December 31, 2012 10:44 am

    241 days til USC comes to town

  60. Kevin December 31, 2012 10:45 am

    Congrats to Kamilah Martin for winning the Big West Conference’s Women’s Basketball Player of the Week Award!

  61. Chicken Grease December 31, 2012 10:48 am

    Al, al, al, ala moana, ala moana, ala moana!!!!

  62. Derek December 31, 2012 10:58 am

    When you get greedy, eventually you will get burned. Don’t people watch Burn Notice!!! Boise St., those arrogant bastards. I hope they get their okoles kicked. Sooner or later Chris Petersen will leave for greener pastures, probably the PAC 12, maybe at Washington or Oregon. Sarkisian is on the hot seat and Chip Kelly might be persuaded to go to the NFL. Lose Petersen and that’s like the head being cut off. Their other programs are mediocre at best. But I admire how Boise St. football keep winning big every year, for so long from Dirk Koetter, from Dan Hawkins, to now Petersen. Sooner or later, they will come back to the pack. Texas did, USC did, Penn St. did, and so did Virginia Tech.

  63. Chicken Grease December 31, 2012 10:59 am

    Don( forget — be at Mililani Town Center at 7pm today; they going drop a big pineapple same time New York drops their Big Apple.

    Oh, one more prediction, 2013:

    • Talks for college football signage day in Hawaii will be at least discussed fervently w/regard to moving that day separate from the other college sports.

  64. laulau head December 31, 2012 11:06 am

    Another provision for Boise…the MWC will allow them to wear all-blue unis at home.


  65. Whats up December 31, 2012 11:11 am

    Official News Release from MW: http://www.themwc.co…/123112aab.html

    Things do not look good for SDSU right now…..

    stefanie loh ‏ @ stefanieloh

    When asked if MWC Commish Thompson would “welcome SDSU back with open arms?” Thompson said: “I wouldn’t say that’s an accurate statement”

    MHver3 ‏ @ MHver3

    SMU and Houston to accept invites to the MWC.

    There is a bonus paid to each MWC school for play on national TV ESPN/CBS/NBC, $300,000 per game, I think it’s a extra $200,000 for a National TV home game for a total of $500,000.

    So the USC vs Hawaii game, Hawaii will get paid a bonus of $500,000 from the new MWC TV contract!

  66. Whats up December 31, 2012 11:25 am

    I’m sorry not additional $200,000 for a National TV home game but rather a National TV weekend game.

    There is a bonus paid to each MWC school for play on national TV ESPN/CBS/NBC, $300,000 per game, I think it’s a extra $200,000 for a National TV WEEKEND game for a total of $500,000.

    So the USC vs Hawaii game, Hawaii will get paid a bonus of $500,000 from the new MWC TV contract!


  67. Committed Road Warrior December 31, 2012 11:27 am

    In all honesty, I don’t think the MWC will have to kick in too much to pay Boise’s exit fees from the Big East. I mean…Boise had to pay the MWC exit fees when they left for the Big East, right?

    Also, the restructured MWC TV deal will at least allow them to try sell off the USC-UH game to ESPN or Fox…because to be honest, a Thursday night showing on the CBS Sports Network with an 11pm ET (5pm HT) kickoff isn’t gonna draw many viewers.

  68. SteveM December 31, 2012 11:28 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Since ST has left the blog open on this last day of 2012, it would be nice if all the previous and infrequent posters who have been mostly lurking… “check in” for the new year on the blog with your tidings.

    Its “neat” to see the all the blog names appear again. 😎

    Post today… and see you all next year!

  69. kruzen December 31, 2012 11:34 am

    I wonder if UH still have to pay the travel subsidy for BS.

  70. PurpleMaple December 31, 2012 11:38 am

    Why would the MWC want Boise back? They always looking for greener pastures. Not good guy/girl to go steady with. Wandering eyes.

  71. jm2375 (iPad) December 31, 2012 11:38 am

    Howzit Tsaikos!

    Happy New Years!

    B$U should be paying the MWC for taking them back.

    At least only one UH team will have to travel to Boise, and that’s only once every other year, maybe.

  72. LizKauai December 31, 2012 11:43 am

    Have a Blessed and Prosperous New Year, everyone!

  73. Committed Road Warrior December 31, 2012 11:44 am

    Come March/April, watch the MWC stall on releasing the football schedule as they try to try to get SDSU back or another team (SMU, Houston, UTEP) to fill the 12th spot.

    Or maybe they have a draft schedule somewhere with this in mind…

  74. LizKauai December 31, 2012 11:45 am

    PS… Really enjoying the moment – My fave teams are now the NFC East and NFC West Champs.


    GO PACK!

  75. jojo ® December 31, 2012 11:55 am

    Since SteveM asked so nicely, here I am.

    Happy New Year Everyone! I hope to see you soon around town; at the beach, at restaurants, at the bars, at the mall, at house parties, at tennis matches (GO Windward Warriors!!), stuck on the H-1, on Kalanianaole Hwy, at UH Manoa, on TheBus, EVERYWHERE!! 😀

  76. Whats up December 31, 2012 12:02 pm


    Mountain West Commissioner Craig Thompson said today the league has been in talks with 3-5 teams. San Diego State — which originally planned to join the Big East in a package deal with Boise — is one of them. A league source says schools from Texas have recently shown interest in becoming members. UTEP, SMU, Houston and possibly Texas-San Antonio are schools to watch.

  77. Inyoface December 31, 2012 12:05 pm

    Boise St. should now pay their own way here and pay for Hawaiis travel there.

  78. Jason December 31, 2012 12:08 pm

    Good morning everyone!

    Since ST has left the blog open on this last day of 2012, it would be nice if all the previous and infrequent posters who have been mostly lurking… “check in” for the new year on the blog with your tidings.

    Its “neat” to see the all the blog names appear again. 😎

    Post today… and see you all next year!

    I hope everyone has a safe and blessed New Year’s Eve/Day! 🙂

  79. HawaiiMongoose December 31, 2012 12:12 pm

    I think Boise State’s decision is great news for UH football. No more worries about UH being left on the outside looking in. Keeping Boise State stabilizes the MWC and should ensure the Warriors will be playing in a relevant, competitive FBS conference for the foreseeable future.

    I really like the way the TV revenue issue was handled. Boise State wanted to keep the money from all of its home football games. That was a non-starter; no conference allows that. But instead, it was agreed that broadcast rights for Boise State home games will be kept separate from the existing MWC TV deal with CBS, and instead will be auctioned off to the highest bidder. The proceeds will not go to Boise State, but rather to the MWC, which will distribute them to all MWC members along with other conference TV revenue. It’s a win-win deal that maximizes the payoff for everybody.

    It appears the only real concessions made to Boise State were (1) setting up special additional payouts based on national TV appearances, which can benefit any school that performs well on the field; and (2) the MWC agreeing to help pay Boise State’s exit penalty from the Big East, which is only a one-time expense.

    All in all, a good outcome for the MWC and UH. Happy New Year!

  80. kruzen December 31, 2012 12:13 pm

    SDSU may not make it back to the MWC if any of the following three gets invited:

    SMU, Houston, BYU, UTEP, UTSA, Tulsa, etc.

  81. haka December 31, 2012 12:18 pm

    Hauoli Makahiki Hou!

    Best wishes to all….and to all…

    Goooooooooo Warriors!

    Goooooooooo Wahine!

    Somewhere, over the rainbow…

  82. Bowwar December 31, 2012 12:19 pm

    Happy New Year to all Tsaiko friends!!! We all “bleed green”, just don’t do it on the roads…

    As of Boise…I hate taters…

  83. Bowwar December 31, 2012 12:21 pm

    UH may want to reconsider trying to get ALL teams playing in the MWC to avoid being “left off” should there be further realignment. I know it will “cost us”, but it will be worse if we end up with just membership in the Big West.

  84. al December 31, 2012 12:21 pm

    i am sure sdsu will announce its return.

    then the mwc will be a 12 team football conference.

    two divisions?

    championship game?

    having smu brings the dallas market.

    including utep or houston would provide a texas travel partner.

    or the next texas two step.

  85. PurpleMaple December 31, 2012 12:22 pm

    USC not only lost to Georgia Tech. They only generated 208 yards of offense. I love it.

  86. al December 31, 2012 12:22 pm

    kruzen…i’d bet a four scoop guri guri that sdsu will return to the mwc.

  87. jeezy33 December 31, 2012 12:23 pm

    Hawaii might be landing top Jc TE in nation. Crossing my fingers…

  88. Derek December 31, 2012 12:24 pm

    I’m sure San Diego St. will come back to the MWC to make it a 12 team conference. Actually, it could be a baker’s dozen of 13 teams because Hawaii only plays football in the MWC. MWC is hoping BYU comes back to the fold. It makes too much sense.

  89. Bigislandkurt December 31, 2012 12:25 pm

    how’s that Ajoe??? Boise not going.

    Happy New year to all.


  90. PackMan December 31, 2012 12:27 pm

    Per #68 SteveM, I shall check in.

    Couple thoughts…

    Hoping recruiting goes as well or even better than anticipated. Can’t fight a war with bb guns.

    Hoping the NCAA imp

    Hoping everyone keep safe, healthy and happy this new year.

    And I’m with you Liz…GO PACK!!!!!!!!!

  91. Former UH Athlete December 31, 2012 12:28 pm

    With BSU staying in the MWC… I guess that put’s UH’s recruiting class to #2 by default. At least 2 major recruiting networks rank UH’s recruiting class as tops in MWC (with BSU and SDSU slated to leave)

  92. PackMan December 31, 2012 12:31 pm

    Hoping the NCAA enacts new rules limiting artificial field surfaces to a color of grass.

    Sorry, hit the wrong button by mistake earlier.

  93. pu'uwai December 31, 2012 12:42 pm

    Hau’oli Makahiki Hou…Imua warriors!

  94. Bowwar December 31, 2012 12:50 pm

    Dat’s okay, next year our Warriors will wear total GREEN uniforms and see if they can find us on the field.

  95. koakane December 31, 2012 12:56 pm

    howzit yu’all time winding down on 2012, I sure most of you are are preping for ringing in the new year. or like some of us putting in some nap time befor the gang arrives.

  96. koakane December 31, 2012 12:58 pm

  97. koakane December 31, 2012 12:59 pm


  98. koakane December 31, 2012 12:59 pm

    getting sleepy

  99. A-House December 31, 2012 1:00 pm

    With the change in the MWC, I hope UH does not get the “short-end” of having to pay travel $$$ to “new teams” including BSU and SDSU – earlier someone posted that Commish Thompson said “new” teams will not receive any travel subsidies from UH – hope this is true.

    They already gave up all OC 16 TV $$ rights to the MWC – why did the President’s allow BSU to keep their TV rights or did I read wrong?

  100. koakane December 31, 2012 1:00 pm

    ok all you guy now, going get shut eye before the gree fire works begins

  101. koakane December 31, 2012 1:01 pm


  102. Gsky December 31, 2012 1:12 pm


    Jeezy, you talking about Beau Sandland? Is he decommiting from Miami?

  103. (Jesse) James December 31, 2012 1:20 pm

    Good end of the year Tsaikos!!!

    Happy New Year to all!!!

  104. (Jesse) James December 31, 2012 1:21 pm

    What you mean??? Gramps has been imbibing in green bottles since Saturday…..MWAHAHAHAHAHHA

  105. kapakahi December 31, 2012 1:21 pm

    #87 & #102,

    Jeezy’s talking about TE Brandon Vandenburg (College of The Desert, Palm Desert, CA.)…..


    Hopefully UH also taking a look at Brandon’s teammate DL Lynden Tulimasealii…..cousin of Warrior commit DT Kennedy Tulimasealii.


  106. kapakahi December 31, 2012 1:34 pm


    Vandenburg top rated JC TE prospect by ESPN…..ranked No. 10 overall of top 100 JC prospects…..while Lyndon Tulimasealii ranked No. 96 of top 100 JC prospects.


  107. HawaiiMongoose December 31, 2012 1:34 pm

    Former UH Athlete, re #91, that’s true but then BSU sticking around also will keep national media attention on the MWC and over the long run that should help UH recruiting.

  108. Shoko December 31, 2012 1:35 pm

    Dropped in to wish everyone a safe and happy 2013 New Year.

    Sort of glad “Boise State not going” to the Big East. My hate for them has been rejuvenated.

  109. san jose warrior December 31, 2012 2:03 pm

    Be safe and have a happy new year. First half of the UH athletic season pau, looking forward to the second half, I’mua Warriors and Wahine. Aloha and out

  110. jojo ® December 31, 2012 2:07 pm

    al, what new lunch place in Kaimuki? Is it within walking distance to my office?

  111. laulau head December 31, 2012 2:08 pm

    Former Warrior DT Vaughn Meatoga has been signed to the Seahawks’ practice squad…

    Lucky him, now he gets to go to the Superbowl! Cheee…GO HAWKS!

  112. Committed Road Warrior December 31, 2012 2:10 pm

    A-House #99:

    Boise doesn’t get to keep their TV rights…that would be unheard of even in the SEC.

    Instead, the MWC can choose to sell off some (or all) of Boise’s home football rights to other networks. Any monies gained from that would be rolled into the funds from the aggregate MWC TV contract and disbursed to all MWC members.

  113. 99club December 31, 2012 2:23 pm

    Hope everyone has a safe and happy new year! Looking forward to next season and road trips to LV, NM, and Annapolis.

    How much did Boise get from the BCS games? Did the Big East exit fee just wipe out those profits?

  114. Bryson December 31, 2012 2:33 pm

    We do have a relationship with COD Brent Rausch came from there I believe so it might not be that far of a stretch for us to land Vandenburg….

  115. kifi December 31, 2012 2:39 pm

    #105 – Doesn’t Brandon Vandenburg already have all of his trips set-up and planned already?

    Scout.com says that he visited UConn in November, and plans to visit Arizona State, Vandy, Tennessee, and Nebraska in 2013. Would be great if he cancelled one of those trips and came to Hawaii instead.

  116. Kevin December 31, 2012 2:49 pm


    Hawaii LIKELY to HAVE to pay travel subsidies for BSU and ANY NEW MWC football members.


  117. DoubleB December 31, 2012 3:02 pm

    @116 that’s a bummer… Pay to play huh.

  118. nanakuli December 31, 2012 3:04 pm

    I hate how the MWC treats us like they are doing us a favor.

  119. al December 31, 2012 3:05 pm

    jojo…wait till next year.

  120. DoubleB December 31, 2012 3:06 pm

    @Grease I hope you are wrong on your 1st prediction. I also happen to think if that was put to a vote of the people it would change.

  121. lopaka43 December 31, 2012 3:07 pm

    Aloha, Tsaiko Ohana!!

    Haouli Makahiki Hou!!

    See you all in 2013!

    Esme woosh and back to lurking

  122. Kevin December 31, 2012 3:08 pm

    The Big West Commissioner made it clear months and months ago that UH’s BWC programs will NOT have to pay travel subsidies should they expand. Yes, no one is looking to jump to the BWC and nor are they openly looking to add, but at that time I believe it was BSU looking to go to the BWC and the BWC commish put his foot down and said UH ain’t paying for any new members.

    I like the BWC commissioner. 😎

  123. G (China) December 31, 2012 3:16 pm

    Dropping in to say happy new year to all! Xin Nian Kuai Le! Sae Hae Bok Manhi Badeseyo!

  124. djmitcho December 31, 2012 3:18 pm

    I hope everyone had a good 2012. Here’s to hoping I get to see some of you in the new year. Please enjoy yourselves tonight, but please be safe. Want to ‘see’ all your faces on the blog next year. Aloha!

  125. koakane December 31, 2012 3:21 pm

    #122 let hope commish keeps his word and UH has a brighter outlook in 2013 and in the BW

  126. cavewarrior December 31, 2012 3:22 pm

    Be Happy and Safe tonight folks….

    ST, Thanks for a great (did not want to use’wonderful’) blog and writing this year….looking forward to more!

    GO Warriors!!!

  127. PIAA DS December 31, 2012 3:36 pm

    Buon anno, Manigong Bagong Taon, Feliz Año Nuevo, Manuia le Tausaga Fou and Hau’oli Makahiki Hou!!!

    Stay safe, do not drink and drive!

  128. HawaiiMongoose December 31, 2012 3:37 pm

    Paying travel subsidies to new MWC members is not what UH would prefer, but it won’t actually increase UH’s costs since there will still be only four MWC teams visiting each year. Also, if the conference continues to expand, UH’s costs should go down a bit since fewer games will be with opponents visiting from east of the Rockies, to whom UH pays $175,000 instead of $150,000.

  129. wafan December 31, 2012 3:39 pm

    A happy and prosperous 2013 to each of you from the freezing PNW!

  130. PolyMom December 31, 2012 3:39 pm

    Ha ha USC lost. Now ALL their BALLS are DEFLATED!

    Thank you Georgia Tech!!!!

  131. PolyMom December 31, 2012 3:41 pm

    All this paying travel subsidies stinks. It hurts the program. What Hawaii not a part of the United States? Sorry no freeway to get here. Wish some akamai attorney would look into this matter. It’s discriminatory. Sorry I just feel that way.

  132. azwarrior22 December 31, 2012 3:54 pm

    Happy new year to all Warrior fans in < 4.5 hrs

  133. mucwong December 31, 2012 4:01 pm

    Longtime lurker first time poster, Happy New Year everyone. Be safe tonight.

  134. localboy18 December 31, 2012 4:02 pm

    Happy New Year!

    Next year will be a Warrior Year!

  135. PurpleMaple December 31, 2012 4:04 pm

    With Chis Ault’s retirement and Rolo going to Temple, who is going to give Boise St a run for the conference championship? Fresno did poorly against SMU. Doesn’t look like they will. Well, maybe Utah St, but it will look like Snow White and the 10 dwarves all over again. Boise will look for a move for sure. It just won’t be the Big East.

  136. Committed Road Warrior December 31, 2012 4:05 pm

    Here’s to a happy, prosperous, and safe 2013 to everyone. I don’t think I’m gonna make it to midnight (ET), unfortunately…

  137. Warrior Dave December 31, 2012 4:16 pm

    Happy New Year Fellow Tsai-kos,

    So much happened this year… Same good some bad. But whether positive or negative, everyone had a voice and could add their two cents. May all of your hopes and dreams come true in 2013. May we all have good health and not lose any members of our growing community.

    Welcome back to the MWC Boise St. I’m looking for the opportunity to see you again at Aloha Stadium. Just a matter of time before we beat your butts regularly

  138. Slugger December 31, 2012 4:19 pm

    Going to stop by Kekoa’s & the Queen’s. then home for a quiet night.


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  140. Slugger December 31, 2012 4:31 pm


    The UNOs are in town.

  141. Cindy and Greg Cee December 31, 2012 4:31 pm

    Happy Happy New Year to everyone!!

    We will be in Waipahu in a few hours with the fam bam.

    Party safely, all!

  142. d1shima December 31, 2012 4:33 pm

    Happy New Year All!

    Looking forward to a terrific year…anticipating much change, both personally and for the Warriors.

    The only way to meet it: Gambatte!

  143. el burro sabio December 31, 2012 4:35 pm

    A new year and a new AD. May 2013 be a much better year, and may everyone have a safe evening.

  144. mo808 December 31, 2012 4:39 pm

    Happy 2013 Folks!

  145. mo808 December 31, 2012 4:39 pm

    Aloha to 2012,

  146. mo808 December 31, 2012 4:40 pm

    The end of 2012 gives hope and promise.

  147. Chicken Grease December 31, 2012 4:42 pm

    7pm HI time is New York’s midnight! WarriorNY!!!!!!!

  148. mo808 December 31, 2012 4:42 pm

    Hope for a much improved Warrior FB Program…

  149. mo808 December 31, 2012 4:43 pm

    Hi Mr. Grease!

  150. mo808 December 31, 2012 4:44 pm

    If it’s midnight in New York, that means only one thing…

  151. mo808 December 31, 2012 4:45 pm

    We’ve only five hours left to get to 2,013 post entries!

  152. Chicken Grease December 31, 2012 4:46 pm

    2012 is “the year of the dragon.” As an individual of Chinese ancestry, a Grease wonders why it didn’t seem that the revered dragon of the Chinese horoscope wasn’t on his side, no?

    Or maybe the dragon WAS on his side . . . in order to give him great advantage and great luck down the road. Hard to tame a dragon. Is this the point?

    There was a TV ad long ago — “ancient Chinese secret”? A Grease wonders . . .

  153. mo808 December 31, 2012 4:47 pm

    Hui? Wea e’vrybody went?

  154. mo808 December 31, 2012 4:48 pm

    Dea him…Mr Grease, howzit?

  155. Chicken Grease December 31, 2012 4:49 pm

    Heh. Should’ve read, “As an individual of Chinese ancestry, Coach Norm Chow . . .” [emphasis mine.] and the rest of # 152 is correct.

  156. mo808 December 31, 2012 4:49 pm

    Cool! A Grease is of Chinese ancestry!

  157. mo808 December 31, 2012 4:50 pm

    Kung Hee Fat Choy, Mr Grease!

  158. Don Weir (We-Ah) December 31, 2012 4:53 pm

    Aloha to Tom Newell who showed up in Kailua on his way to the Marshall Islands. Tom played BB at UH in ’69-’70,’71. Tom was the 2nd President of the UH Letterwinners Club. He now runs BB Clinics for the Internationally.

    Tom Mui

    PolyMom comes to town this month. Same place on either the 9th or 10th??

  159. Chicken Grease December 31, 2012 4:54 pm

    Sorry, sorry, sorry, mo808, heh, please read # 153, so sorry for that leave-out of Coach Chow’s name. A Grease DOES seem to get along quite easily w/Chinese folk, somehow, not being Chinese himself[!] Should get a blood tranfusion from Chinese, though; would that count?

    Hai, hai, kung hee fat choy (which will be coming soon enough 😉 .

  160. Don Weir (We-Ah) December 31, 2012 4:54 pm


    delete ‘for the’

  161. Whats up December 31, 2012 4:58 pm

    Statement from Houston, sounds like they are ready to leave too.


  162. Chicken Grease December 31, 2012 4:59 pm

    mo808, hello there!!! Don’t wanna single anyone out, but, hellos to those who a Grease finds a bit of affinity with, yes? mo808, WarriorNY, kev-1, SAWarrior (the heck he went off to? [!]), ala wai, papjoe2 . . . ah, a Grease shouldn’t mention names.

    Thanks for making 2012 wholesome, intelligent, and the best blog on the planet 🙂 .

    Thanks, Mr. Stephen Tsai!!!!!

  163. mo808 December 31, 2012 5:02 pm

    No matta Mr Grease, i get Chinese ancestry from momma’s side– in fact, I get ancestors in da bone yard (contents in three big ceramic jars) up near punchbowl. Great grand father and his parents.

  164. Derek December 31, 2012 5:05 pm

    All I want for 2013 is the Holy Grail!

  165. mo808 December 31, 2012 5:06 pm

    Derek, with or without ale?

  166. tom-warriornation December 31, 2012 5:20 pm

    Best wishes for 2013 to our Warriors and Warrior Nation!

  167. Chicken Grease December 31, 2012 5:20 pm


    December 31st, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    No matta Mr Grease, i get Chinese ancestry from momma’s side– in fact, I get ancestors in da bone yard (contents in three big ceramic jars) up near punchbowl. Great grand father and his parents.

    Insane respect, mo808, a Grease had no idea. A culture so rich and imbued in EVERY culture, moist overlook the influence. Even ny Jesus hs to say, “good My Father! That there culture dates back further than our own! And its influence!!!!”

  168. UHfan808 December 31, 2012 5:28 pm

    Happy New Year Tsai-kos (Tsaikos and Tsaikettes – oh well I was tryna be lazee ;)) and Lurkers and Lurkettes!!

    Howzit going???

    Merry Belated Christmas and good tidings to all, and I wish you all the best for the new year!

    Yep, we made it through a long tough year but good news is we’ve got a whole new start this year! GO WARRIORS!!

    Miss you 🙁 and love you all 🙂 !!!

  169. SteveM December 31, 2012 5:36 pm

    pu’uwai and san jose warrior — Welcome to the blog on this last day of 2012!

    mucwong — Welcome back! Have you first posting in November 2007. Now, that’s a long time lurkin’… 🙂 Post more often please!

  170. Kekoa December 31, 2012 5:36 pm

    2012 ~ Pau already!

    More than anything, I wanna see some improvements in the UH upper campus for 2013. Start with the bag lady UH Prez and end with taking out the sour Apple…Done!

    Mahalo to all my Tsaiko brethren. You guys kept me from going over the edge on several occasions. Let”s look for a supah solid FB season.

    Have a Happy!

  171. LK December 31, 2012 5:37 pm

    Happy New Year Tsai-kos!

    Just checking in before the end 2012. (Don’t want to get scolded by SteveM.)

    Have a great 2013.

  172. myki December 31, 2012 5:49 pm

    Our best wishes to you all for a most happy, healthy, and prosperous 2013! We have been lurking for most of the year…but have seen many of you at the various athletic functions. Looking forward to spending time with many of you again.

    Much love to all of you…sj and myki

  173. nanakuli December 31, 2012 5:49 pm

    I missed Kazz and Pride Period in 2012.

  174. Loa December 31, 2012 5:51 pm

    evening gang!

    happy new year!

  175. Chicken Grease December 31, 2012 5:54 pm

    Steve M. scolds people? 🙂

  176. LK December 31, 2012 6:15 pm


    Just wanted to honor his request for some of us infrequent posters to check in today.

    Enjoyed your comments and humor througout this year.

  177. Manoa#1 December 31, 2012 6:24 pm

    boise can come and go as they wish cause they own the MWC . when you win the confrence every year you can do what you like.

  178. sean December 31, 2012 6:28 pm

    Aloha 2012!!!

    Thank you ST and the Tsaiko’s for an memorable year. Alot of good and bad for the University. May we strive to support our Warriors in 2013 and may you all aspire to be bring joy to the ones you love!!! Have a happy New Year and be safe out there tonight!!

  179. oldie December 31, 2012 6:31 pm

    As requested by SteveM:

    Happy New Year, Tsaikos! It’s 2013 on the Eas Coast.

    On another note, SA finally printed my letter suggesting renaming the airport to honor Daniel Inouye. This is after they posted a similar letter days early. Oh well, best to keep the idea alive. Also did as al suggested and emailed the Governor’s Office. Not expecting much support from him.

  180. Pomai December 31, 2012 6:51 pm

    From my house to your house, Happy New Year!!!!!

  181. Chicken Grease December 31, 2012 6:52 pm

    They just dropped the pineapple in Mililani ’bout 15-200mins ago. Camille Velasco and a band performing right now @ Mililani Town Center.

  182. kruzen December 31, 2012 6:55 pm


    I think SDSU will be invited back to MWC too.

    However, the guri guri is on me but it’ll have to wait till after June when work slows down.

  183. Hikosupaman December 31, 2012 6:55 pm

    Hauoli la hanau from the sunshine state

  184. jm2375 (iPad) December 31, 2012 6:58 pm

    CG – Tsaiko and mom-extraordinaire, Esme, was the emcee up there in Mililani.

  185. mikey December 31, 2012 7:02 pm

    Happy New Year

    From my cell phone

    Thanks to Steve M

  186. momo December 31, 2012 7:02 pm

    Happy new yer to you all..May 2013 be a brighter and shining year for the bow’s in all sports

  187. momo December 31, 2012 7:04 pm

    Can’t wait for the 2013 tail gate so I can see how my plant contest people are taking care of their plants

  188. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc December 31, 2012 7:16 pm


  189. AlaWai December 31, 2012 7:20 pm

    Hau`oli Makahiki Hou! AlaWai likes Daniel K Inouye International Airport.

  190. HiFlyer December 31, 2012 7:26 pm

    nanakuli – Kevin = Kazz

  191. papajoe2 December 31, 2012 7:34 pm


  192. Chicken Grease December 31, 2012 7:42 pm


    December 31st, 2012 at 6:15 pm


    Just wanted to honor his request for some of us infrequent posters to check in today.

    Enjoyed your comments and humor througout this year.

    You’re too kind, you’re too kind. [a Grease bows, sincerely.] Good to see your presence 🙂 . A happy new year to you folks all the same! Take care, eat and drink up 🙂 .

  193. Ronnie December 31, 2012 7:43 pm

    Happy New Year’s Eve!

    I can’t wait for the UNLV game!

    Go Warriors!!!!

  194. Wes'side Warrior December 31, 2012 7:51 pm

    Howzit, Gang!

    Happy New Year once more, before I go sleep.

    PIAA DS… got a new one to learn… Sae Hae Pok Mah-nee Pa-du-sae-yo!

  195. Warrior Dave December 31, 2012 7:52 pm

    #181. WOW it’s ready 2013 in Mililani!!!! Haha.

  196. Warrior Dave December 31, 2012 7:52 pm

    #181. WOW it’s ready 2013 in Mililani!!!! Haha.

  197. Warrior Dave December 31, 2012 7:55 pm

    Wouldn’t it be something if SDSU wasn’t invited back? Talk about being stabbed in the back by BSU. Teach them a lesson to choose your friends wisely.

  198. expat December 31, 2012 8:01 pm

    2013 will be an interesting year in the MWC with all the new coaches. Crazy that little more than a year from not being retained at UH Aranda will be DC at Wisconsin. McMackin said that he was a rising star — seems that he was correct. I know that’s old news…

    Sadly we have no leverage with the MWC. We have no where else to go and they know it.

    Happy New Year to everyone & hope to see some of you out in Oregon in the fall.

  199. koakane ip5 December 31, 2012 8:11 pm

    how the noize

  200. koakane ip5 December 31, 2012 8:11 pm


  201. HiFlyer December 31, 2012 8:11 pm

    What noize?

  202. tommui December 31, 2012 8:18 pm

    Hauoli la hanau!

    It has been a long year – but the future is hopefully bright!

    Take care everyone!

  203. tommui December 31, 2012 8:20 pm


    Sounds good – let me know what date!

    Aloha and best wishes for the New Year!

  204. koakane ip5 December 31, 2012 8:21 pm

    read somewhere BS moving back and will keep their tv monies. if this be true then let UH keep it’s pay per view. or better yet no travel subsidies to Boise.

    else the MW is bs

  205. Chicken Grease December 31, 2012 8:21 pm

    jm2375 (iPad):

    December 31st, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    CG – Tsaiko and mom-extraordinaire, Esme, was the emcee up there in Mililani.

    Ohhhhh, great, great, great, wonderfulful, nice. Ah, I left too early, then. Yeah, Town Center had the idea to drop a pineapple — comes w/the legendary red dirt, a Grease supposes — same time New York dropped their apple, Warrior Dave, heh.

    I am haviing SUCH a good time (ii jikan) where I am. Hope you are, too, fine people.

    Pretty soon Havaii 2013.

  206. st. anthony trojan December 31, 2012 8:50 pm

    Wonder what happen to all the naysayers.. during the season..that were saying..that coach Chow’s recruiting class would be non existing…zero…kaput…nada….wala-wala…what say you… as Mr. Reilly would say ???

  207. PONO December 31, 2012 8:55 pm

    Happy New Years to all. Hope 2013 is a better year for all UH sports.

  208. Shannon December 31, 2012 9:03 pm

    Happy New Year ST & fellow Tsai-Kos! Here’s to a better football season!

  209. Hilo-Warrior December 31, 2012 9:14 pm

    Happy New Years to all from Texas. Have fun and Stay safe. Mochi sounds great right now.

  210. Warrior Dave December 31, 2012 9:38 pm

    Thanks for the clarification Chicken Grease. Hope you had fun in Mililani. Just think, you can celebrate two New Years celebrations.

  211. gobows December 31, 2012 9:41 pm

    #66 What’s up

    the usc game is on a thursday, does it still count as a weekend game?

  212. Kaimuki Kid December 31, 2012 9:42 pm

    Happy 2013 New Year everyone…

  213. Hawaiiroller December 31, 2012 9:48 pm

    Happy new year to you all. It’s been awhile. Hope all is well. 🙂

  214. L10pc December 31, 2012 9:53 pm

    Happy New Year’s to all!

  215. gobows December 31, 2012 10:02 pm

    i can feel the bombs blasting in kalihi

  216. HawnMantis December 31, 2012 10:08 pm

    Am Boise State hater. Having said that am estastic that BS is remaining in MWC and keeping league relevant on the national stage. Wasn’t it just a few weeks ago that many of us were in agnst fearing breakup or instability of MWC with news of Big East further raiding of MWC, and Colorado St/Wyoming wanting to seceed and form new league. BS remaining is good for long term health of the league, and for Warrior football.

  217. SteveM December 31, 2012 10:18 pm

    HawnMantis — Welcome to the blog! If you reside outside of Hawaii, please share you city of residence.

  218. UKU@LA December 31, 2012 10:26 pm


  219. A-joe December 31, 2012 10:49 pm

    Happy New Year everyone!!

    Btw: in the last three years did I ever mention to you a small mere fact that:



  220. oldtimer808 December 31, 2012 10:54 pm

    Mahalo to ST and all the tsaikos for an interesting blog during the year. May you all be blessed with a prosperous spirit and a healthy New Year.

  221. Curt December 31, 2012 10:56 pm


    Ha-ha. Yes you did say, “Boise not going.” U da man.

  222. Curt December 31, 2012 10:56 pm

    Happy New Year, fellow Tsai-kos! 🙂

  223. cavewarrior December 31, 2012 11:01 pm

    It is coming!….

  224. jm2375 (iPad) December 31, 2012 11:02 pm

    New Year’s resolution for the SA techies – fix and keep the blog clock accurate!

  225. jm2375 (iPad) December 31, 2012 11:03 pm

    39 min slow

  226. st. anthony trojan December 31, 2012 11:05 pm

    Manila here….land of the brown skin beauties..

  227. cavewarrior December 31, 2012 11:06 pm

    Happy New Year 2013 All Warrior Fans…another new beginning….one year and clear.

    GO Warriors!

  228. jm2375 (iPad) December 31, 2012 11:07 pm

    Kinda late, but Happy Birthday to sumo great Konishiki, aka Salevaa Atisanoe. Nanakuli boy, UHS alum, Japanese media superstar and all-around great guy.

  229. jm2375 (iPad) December 31, 2012 11:07 pm

    Kinda late, but Happy Birthday to sumo great Konishiki, aka Salevaa Atisanoe. Nanakuli boy, UHS alum, Japanese media superstar and all-around great guy.

  230. SteveM December 31, 2012 11:21 pm

    Almost midnight (Hawaii Standard Time).

    Mahalo to the 98 Tsai-kos who “checked in” or posted since my New Year’s Eve request at 0200 this New Year Eve….

    [in order of appearance]




    Chicken Grease



    Kama Krab


    Former UH Athlete



    Masaboy (NV)

    WarriorNY (NY)






    Bleed Green and White


    laulau head

    Da Punchbowl Kid

    PolyMom (CA)

    Whats up

    Wes’side Warrior (GA)




    Annoddah Dave




    Committed Road Warrior (D.C.)















    (Jesse) James


    Shoko (CA)

    san jose warrior

    99club (TX)




    G (China)

    djmitcho (WA)



    wafan (WA)

    azwarriors22 (AZ)



    Warrior Dave

    Cindy and Greg [Cenn]


    el burro sabio

    Don Weir

    tom-warriornation (CA)




    myki and sj-macro





    Hilosupaman (FL)



    Capitol -ist/WassupDoc




    Ronnie (CA)

    expat (OR)

    st. anthony trojan (Manila?)

    PONO (CA)

    Shannon (CA)

    Hilo-Warrior (TX)

    Kaimuki Kid




    UKU@LA (CA)





    Happy New Year, ST and the blog!!

    See you all on the flip side… 🙂

  231. Ralph December 31, 2012 11:23 pm

    Happy New Year’s to each and everyone of you!

  232. kruzen December 31, 2012 11:46 pm

    Happy New Year to all!

  233. PurpleMaple December 31, 2012 11:55 pm

    SteveM, that was nice. And Happy New Year to all.

  234. Bryson December 31, 2012 11:55 pm

    Happy New Year Tsaiko’s….Have Fun Be Safe And Have A Great And Prosperous 2013

  235. Diogenes Sinope January 1, 2013 12:00 am

    Καλή Χρονιά!!!

    STEVEM – Happy New Year and may your olive trees give you many crops!

    We greeted the New Year in the Island of Sinope hours before you do in Hawaii but Καλή Χρονιά!

  236. DaMenehune January 1, 2013 12:00 am

    Happy New Year, Tsaikos!

  237. ai-eee-soos January 1, 2013 12:09 am

    THIRD !!!

  238. koakane January 1, 2013 12:22 am

    just sending out a happy bday to pohaku halemano 😉

  239. HawaiiMongoose January 1, 2013 12:23 am

    Happy New Year to all!

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  241. clyde January 1, 2013 1:02 am

    Signs point toward Mike Edwards applying to the draft, according to Stephen’s story. Hate to see him go, but he’s achieved a lot and carried himself well in his two seasons in Hawaii. Guess we’ll find out for certain in a few hours.

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  244. Darren January 1, 2013 2:38 am

    Happy New Year!!

    Travel subsidies are just a necessary evil for us to belong. History shows that one of the primary reasons we were left out of the original MWC was because President Mortimer decided to eliminate our previous WAC travel subsidies. As much as it sucks, it’d behoove us to not make that same mistake again. Mr. Mongoose makes a great point in that we’ll always be paying for 4 trips a year, regardless of the number of teams in the conference.

  245. maddog50 January 1, 2013 3:31 am

    Polymom…got a big laugh out of your SC comment……poor ol USC and Monte and Lane can sulk till next year…..here is to a strong recruiting final leg. Go Warriors!!!!!

  246. NYUHTX January 1, 2013 4:10 am

    Happy New Year Everyone! Looking forward to a great year! Hawaii Bowl!

  247. WarriorNY January 1, 2013 5:07 am

    Happy New Year folks!

    Geez, How do I still feel tipsy at 11 am… I guess it was a good night!

  248. mo808 January 1, 2013 5:09 am

    Great New Years Morning Greeting Folks!

  249. mo808 January 1, 2013 5:10 am

    Howzit WNY?

  250. mo808 January 1, 2013 5:11 am

    No fair, WNY! You had a chance to sleep late! Us guys still get one or more eyes closed!

  251. mo808 January 1, 2013 5:13 am

    Come on gang! We need 2013 entries today!

  252. mo808 January 1, 2013 5:14 am

    Make that 1761 more!

  253. WarriorNY January 1, 2013 5:23 am

    Mo808, Howzit

    How are you up so early?

  254. WarriorNY January 1, 2013 5:23 am

    Mo808, Howzit

    How are you up so early?

  255. WarriorNY January 1, 2013 5:23 am

    Oops sorry for double post

  256. Chicken Grease January 1, 2013 5:34 am

    Happy 2013, all.

  257. oldtimer808 January 1, 2013 5:40 am

    Good morning it was a quiet entrance into the New Year. Doggone fireworks ban!!! I miss those noisy years. May our men’s basketball team be blessed with a winning season and that Vander either goes up to the basket for a shot after receiving a pass or throw it back out to an open man and move into another open spot to receive a reentry pass and not hold on to the ball and be swarmed on a double team.

  258. Natisha Norsworthy January 1, 2013 5:40 am

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  259. fshnpoi January 1, 2013 5:40 am

    hau’oli makahiki hou to all from the dmv…wishing 2013 to be the break out year for warrior football and show the country what we’re really about..HTTR!

  260. mo808 January 1, 2013 5:51 am

    WNY, one of several alarms never sleeps in! 🙂

  261. mo808 January 1, 2013 5:53 am

    So! How, noisy was it last night where you live Folks?

  262. mo808 January 1, 2013 5:54 am

    It was a ruckus in Kailua last night!

  263. mo808 January 1, 2013 5:56 am

    My pit and retriever were best friends united in fear and trembling from all the explosions! So much so they slept in the same crate!

  264. gobows January 1, 2013 6:12 am

    #245 monte kiffin was probably fired by son lane and is seeking job opportunities in the nfl.

    with 7 teams looking for a new head coach, he surely will land somewhere in the league.

  265. Chicken Grease January 1, 2013 6:34 am

    That fireworks ban must be working, mo808. Much less explosions (i.e., none every few minutes) than in past years. Stockpilers’ inventory going DOWN as years go by. Up to the gov’ment make sure these things don’t get through, no?

    Yeah. Relatively way less quiet. Good. Think that incident where that little girl’s hands were damaged by those idiots’ pipe bomb — think was Kalihi side — helped to silently (pun intended) galvanize the effort.

    Heh, a Grease knows some who are AGAINST fireworks ban, but, FOR gun control. A Grease is one the other sensible side 😉 . Here we go . . . “politics” begin in 2013 . . . 🙂

  266. PONO January 1, 2013 7:03 am

    Good Luck to Mike Edwards. Thanks for reppin the 808 for two years.

  267. Da Punchbowl Kid January 1, 2013 7:24 am

    *yawn* zzzzzzzzzzzzz…

  268. Diogenes Sinope January 1, 2013 7:42 am


    And a bright Hawaiian day – either that or the windows need cleaning and we have also a touch of vog.

    It was comparatively quiet in the Kapiolani district with sightings of some illegal fireworks. From our rooftop, we got to see (partially) the midnight display on the beach with the Harbor display in the far distance.

    Yep, the previous years of noise and smoke are disappearing as the years go by – which may be for the good.

    Happy New Year one and all!

  269. papajoe2 January 1, 2013 7:58 am

    Not too much noise in Mililani compared to previous years but there were still some “bombs” that rattled our windows.

  270. Bleed Green and White January 1, 2013 8:02 am

    Damn I hate fireworks!

    Irritating as heck, wake up this morning and see some of the neighbors have no class again, the street’s a mess. My God, at least clean your crap up!

    Hey HPD, really, how many arrests for illegal firewirks or “no permits” were made……?

    What a joke!

  271. kapakahi January 1, 2013 8:03 am

    Aloha Mikey!

  272. wafan January 1, 2013 8:13 am

    Good first morning of 2013!

    This is going to be a super year.

  273. kev-1 January 1, 2013 8:25 am

    Happy New Year everyone!

    #266 PONO . . . did I miss something?

  274. jm2375 January 1, 2013 8:26 am

    Happy New Year!

    Relatively quiet in my part of Kailua last night.

    Everyone else in the house is still sleeping, even the blog mascot.

  275. kev-1 January 1, 2013 8:30 am

    Nevermind. Maybe I should read the paper before I comment. Anyway, I will save my opinion on Edwards pending decision for fear of coming across negative. Good luck to him whatever he chooses.

  276. mo808 January 1, 2013 8:36 am

    Nevah read papah yet so will go do so now 🙁

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