Elimimian impressive in tryout

According to the Buffalo Bills’ Web site, linebacker Solomon Elimimian did well in his tryout. Elimimian is hoping to land a free-agent contract. Here’s the story:


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Tough times for offensive lineman Daniel Otineru, who is facing another six months of rehabilitation after suffering torn left biceps.
He missed the past two seasons after undergoing surgery for a tear in his right elbow (2007) and for apnea (2008).
But he has remained upbeat, and yesterday he served as a “designated kicker” in the kickball tournament benefitting the UH weight room.


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Kickball players Kahai Choy, Ray Hisatake and Raphael Ieru:


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Leave a camera alone for a second, and Hisatake decides to take a self-picture.


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Hisatake later serves as the announcer for the kickball tournament. Hmm. Leahey & Leahey and Ray-hey?


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Devin Donahue, a former UH employee, is one of the toughest guys we know. Well, he finally met his Kryptonite. Donahue suffered a hamstring injury while racing his 9-year-old daughter. She won. (If anybody asks, it’s a kickball injury. Yeah, that’s it.)


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The UH softball team did a nice thing, giving lei (and two T-shirts) to Pomai, who, along with I Believe and A-House, led the drive to buy championship bracelets two years ago.



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Kolomona Kapanui of the New Orleans Saints was arrested this morning after being accused of urinating in public. Although originally booked for “lewd conduct,” those charges were dropped, agent Wynn Silberman said.
Silberman said an investigation is ongoing.

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The only time we use the house phone is to receive telemarketing calls.
So when I went to pay my bill yesterday, I learned something: My phone had been cut off for a while.
Oops, li’ dat.
And then the guy at the counter says: Hey, aren’t you that guy from the newspaper?
Yep, the only time I get noticed is when I don’t pay my bills.
I should have told counter guy: Yep, I’m Curtis Murayama. Nice to meet you.

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Colt’s former UH teammates don’t seem too worried about the challenge from Chase Daniel. Of Daniel, a UH lineman pointed to your blog host and said: “He looks like you with pads on.”


  1. BIGWAVE96744 May 3, 2009 8:47 am



  3. ST- please credit I BELIEVE who was the original motivator of the bracelets.

  4. Stephen Tsai May 3, 2009 8:49 am

    I think you would have won if you used Big Wave’s abbreviated “aloha” greeting.

  5. Stephen Tsai May 3, 2009 8:50 am

    Okie and dokie.

  6. NYUH May 3, 2009 8:53 am

    Not much into the NFL, but it would be good to have Colt starting.

  7. BIGWAVE96744 May 3, 2009 8:53 am

    Howzit Pomai 🙂

  8. addahknowjoe May 3, 2009 8:57 am

    So nice to see Pomai!

  9. HawaiianKiko(Chief Lurker) May 3, 2009 8:59 am

    Aloha from the tropical islands of Hawaii on the coconut wireless …just another day in digital paradise…….

    good Morning TasiKo Ohana….the sun is shining over all of U…
    especially the “Kolohe’s”

    Best wishes and a speedy recover to the walking wounded Warriors…

    Back to the Future(of Lurking)

  10. koakane™ May 3, 2009 9:03 am

    whooootahhhh in the top 10 today babe howzi howzit howzit tsai-ko country

    morning and what a glorious one it is 8) sunshine bursting out everywhere. sending some good vibes to PNW bruddah’s that some of this gets to them.
    shouting out to lizk saying missing you at some of our events but seeing you soon right?

    st nice pics of brew(oops) pomai with da coach bwhaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    good times at sball with kazz, ralph, pomai, jerry, mei ling and hiflyer, then on to bball to join up with stretch, midori, rob25. I guess just the supa company kind of soothed the loss by the men. and to ralph nuff with the negative waves.

  11. Stephen Tsai May 3, 2009 9:04 am

    You say “Pomai.”
    Koakane says: “Brew.”

  12. Ferd’s article on Colt and the Redskins is starting to get noticed on the Extreme Skins board. The Cult of Colt thread is basically a shishi match among Colt believers and the ignorant (bwahahaha!).

    I don’t understand why people can’t just act like Tsai-kos all the time… sheesh.

    OK. Gotta run. My Senior Project student is coming over soon and she needs to WORK HARD!

    Have a great day, erryone!

  13. Stephen Tsai May 3, 2009 9:05 am

    I must say that Koakane is a heck of a (softball) heckler. I think he made the man in blue, well, blue.

  14. koakane™ May 3, 2009 9:06 am

    ajoe anoddah bruddah we missing. how you? must be busy eh or went hs girl softball instead.

  15. koakane™ May 3, 2009 9:10 am

    st actually between me an ajoe its


    bwhaaaaaaaaaaaaa hawaiiiiiiian

  16. koakane™ May 3, 2009 9:11 am


  17. koakane™ May 3, 2009 9:12 am

    ekala mai should it be kal-bi

    crap now hungry for korean food ajoe let go

  18. letsgowarriors May 3, 2009 9:22 am

    the cult of colt has reached 403 pages! crazzzzy.

  19. Kazz (blkberry_storm) May 3, 2009 9:40 am


    I guess in this case no news is good news? Amanda Tauali’i is ok after her face to face collision yesterday?

  20. koakane™ May 3, 2009 9:41 am

    kden got errands to do so esme out till latttas

    be good and play nice

  21. HiFlyer May 3, 2009 9:44 am

    Morning all, was great to meet Pomai at the softball game yesterday.

  22. Stretch May 3, 2009 9:55 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    it was awesome to see ALL the players and coaches thank Pomai after the game.

    looking forward to the baseball game this afternoon. hopefully ajoe can bring some luck

  23. whitey May 3, 2009 10:21 am

    good morning tsaikos. top 25????

  24. wafan May 3, 2009 10:42 am

    Mr. Tsai . . .

    Thank you for the photos!

    Pomai looks mighty happy to be surrounded by all of those young women.

  25. wafan May 3, 2009 10:44 am

    What happened to I Believe? Is she on Kauai and okay?

    Dang. She just disappeared.

  26. Mei Ling May 3, 2009 10:46 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Getting ready to walk to the game. Go Bows!

  27. jm2375 May 3, 2009 10:52 am

    Good morning!

    Go Bows!

  28. addahknowjoe May 3, 2009 10:57 am

    Who going BBall today? Hopefully I see you all at the game this afternoon.

    Stretch- Thank you nui loa for the hook up.

    jm- and how was your berfdey? =)

  29. curveball May 3, 2009 11:06 am


    see you there……..

  30. SteveM May 3, 2009 11:11 am

    The outdoor lighting is on…yawn.
    Good morning everyone?

  31. Stephen Tsai May 3, 2009 11:14 am

    Tauali‘i is OK. I think she got hit on the chin, which is sorta-sorta good news because it means she doesn’t have a concussion.

  32. wafan May 3, 2009 11:16 am

    How are her teeth?

  33. Stephen Tsai May 3, 2009 11:16 am

    By the way, Tommy Heffernan Sr.’s teri burgers were really good. I think they might have surpassed the softball chili.

  34. Stephen Tsai May 3, 2009 11:22 am

    I think her teeth are OK.

  35. wafan May 3, 2009 11:24 am

    That is good . . . no chipped teeth to cause problems later in life.

  36. Ai-Yah May 3, 2009 11:25 am

    Teeth are no good….

  37. wafan May 3, 2009 11:28 am

    Why would Otineru have to miss a season if he had apnea? Did the positive air-pressure mask not help? Or was surgery involved that did not go quite according to plan.

  38. Stephen Tsai May 3, 2009 11:30 am

    It was severe, so he had to have surgery. I think reconstructed his jaw, or something like that.
    Anyway, he’s not on the 105.

  39. wafan May 3, 2009 11:36 am

    Dang. Too bad for Otineru.

    Still, better to get it fixed now. Apnea is a life-threatening condition. I sure hope he is able to get back on the team.

    Good luck to him!

  40. jm2375 May 3, 2009 11:37 am

    Hi a-joe. Birfday was quiet. Small-kine crisis at work, so had to go get my own lunch. I did get a cake. Hubby and I went to eat at Pinky’s using da coupon, then came home and vegged. Keeed was out at a bday party for her bff. Doesn’t help that I got this dang cough…. 🙁

  41. brew808 May 3, 2009 11:38 am

    Here’s the new-look Daniel Otineru, who underwent jaw surgery to correct sleep apnea. Otineru, who won’t be medically cleared until November, has received a medical hardship for this season.


  42. madeinhawaii May 3, 2009 11:39 am

    Wonder how Adam did this weekend. I hope he impressed the Seahawks.

  43. Stephen Tsai May 3, 2009 11:42 am

    I’m waiting on Solly, too.
    His agent said he’d let us know about an update.

  44. wafan May 3, 2009 11:54 am

    Mr. Tsai . . .

    You could have walked right up to Hisatake, poked him firmly in the chest and said, “Hey! Just what . . .”

    Once you regain consciousness after the camera-otomy you could finish up, “ . . . sort of face would you like to make while I take your photo, sir?”


  45. madeinhawaii May 3, 2009 12:00 pm

    Was Solly’s try-out this weekend, too? Hope he makes it, too.

  46. Stephen Tsai May 3, 2009 12:08 pm

    Yep, then Tauali‘i would be the second person seeing stars.

  47. Garret May 3, 2009 12:16 pm


    Thank you for all of the great photos! Too bad for Otineru–hopefully he’ll be fully healthy as soon as possible.

  48. Garret May 3, 2009 12:17 pm

    OLB David Veikune: Questions regarding the athleticism of this rookie OLB are quickly subsiding. Veikune has displayed very impressive speed, quickness and agility, as well as being fluid in drops.

  49. Garret May 3, 2009 12:19 pm

    Veikune was being evaluated by NFL teams as an OLB, converting from DE. However, Cleveland has decided to put him at inside LB as first–Maiava is also being tried there. I thought that teams valued Veikune as a pass-rusher, but at ILB that isn’t as important.

    * GOING INSIDE: It was thought that David Veikune, a second-round draft pick, would move from defensive end to outside linebacker. Mangini plans to test Veikune first at inside linebacker.

    “That’s our starting point,” Mangini said. “So far it’s been positive.”

    Veikune cost Mangini money on a bet made at a Saturday morning meeting. Mangini asked Veikune to diagram all the blitzes in a certain defense, and he was correct on each one.

  50. Garret May 3, 2009 12:19 pm

    Nice mention of Veikune in the Maui News.

    In a news conference posted on clevelandbrowns.com, coach Eric Mangini had praise for another new linebacker, David Veikune, a second-round pick out of Hawaii who played defensive end with the Warriors.

    ”I’ve been really happy with what I’ve seen,” Mangini said. ”He’s fluid for someone his size, and someone who has limited exposure to standing up.”

    In a separate story on the Browns’ site, Mangini was quoted as saying: ”He looked more like a linebacker than a guy converting from defensive end.”

  51. Garret May 3, 2009 12:22 pm

    Long feature article on Jake Ingram! New England needs a new long snapper because their previous long snapper (who was not drafted) got a big contract ($5.3 million) from Denver.

    The Patriots had been well served by LS Lonie Paxton, who snapped on every punt, extra point and field goal attempt in the 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 seasons. In 2003 he missed the last three games of the season plus the playoffs when he tore his right ACL, and Russ Hochstein had to fill in. When Paxton agreed to a $5.3 million deal with the Broncos last February, the Patriots picked up veteran Nathan Hodel from Arizona to replace him.

    Belichick also addressed the long snapper position in this year’s Draft, picking Jake Ingram from Hawaii in the 6th round.

  52. Garret May 3, 2009 12:23 pm

    Ingram’s strengths are highlighted here:

    The experts at NFL.com and Draftcountdown.com offer a glimpse into his strengths and weaknesses.

    Why he will succeed:

    * Excellent velocity on punt snaps, with ball consistently reaching punter in less than 0.7 seconds.
    * No wasted motion in snap.
    * Very good accuracy, punter rarely has to work to secure the snap.
    * Works hard to maintain his lane on punt coverage.
    * Decent athleticism, outstanding balance.
    * Not fazed by pressure.
    * Strong work ethic, team leader.

  53. Garret May 3, 2009 12:25 pm

    It is possible that Ingram might not get the starting long snapper job right away. I didn’t realize that the vet long snapper New England signed has been a long-snapper in the NFL for 8 years. That is serious competition, but Ingram will earn his starting spot or will be on their practice squad…but if they put him on the practice squad, another team in need of a long snapper could get him.

    The Patriots now have two long snappers, one a proven 8-year veteran with the Cardinals and the other a newbie with positive reports out of Hawaii. Lonie Paxton was picked up as an undrafted rookie free agent and the Patriots haven’t had to think about that position in years. It’s easy to see Belichick repeating that plan with his pick of Ingram, while relying on the immediate veteran services of Hodel.

  54. Garret May 3, 2009 12:25 pm

    Great news about Sol!

  55. wafan May 3, 2009 12:28 pm

    Brew . . .

    Thank you for the link to Otineru’s reconstructed jaw. That post was during my visit home — no internet access there.

  56. wafan May 3, 2009 12:32 pm

    No news about Adam L in the Seattle papers except that he is there.

  57. Stephen Tsai May 3, 2009 12:43 pm

    Ingram will be fine. I don’t think they’d use a draft pick on a long-snapper they’re not going to use.

  58. Stephen Tsai May 3, 2009 12:45 pm

    By the way, Kahai Choy is on the 105.

  59. Stephen Tsai May 3, 2009 12:46 pm

    There isn’t an official 105 list, so I have to go up to each person and ask. Well, I assumed Greg Alexander is on it so I didn’t ask him.

  60. LizKauai [iMac] UNITE AND CONQUER! May 3, 2009 12:54 pm

    Yea for Kahai!!!

    And erryone…

    GO SOLLY!!!


  61. Da Punchbowl Kid May 3, 2009 1:11 pm

    Howdy Folks! 😉

    Nice smorgasbord of pics and stories today, Monsignor Tsai.

    Pomai looks great, what a fun time for him.

    Good for Kahai, a hard worker and a quality person.

    Nice to hear the positives on Solly. Fingers are crossed for Leonard and the others…

  62. brew808 May 3, 2009 1:34 pm

    The Seahawks finished with 77 total players on the field on Sunday. Defensive tackle Colin Cole did not practice today but was out on the field. Linebacker Adam Leonard, safety Jamar Adames and receiver Tony Washington were not on the field today. Defensive end Baraka Atkins and Nate Burleson returned to action after sitting out a day.


  63. brew808 May 3, 2009 1:36 pm

    Adam Leonard photos from Sat.


  64. d1島 May 3, 2009 1:37 pm

    Great (Lazy) Afternoon All!

    Thanks for the pics, Stephen.

    Too bad for Otineru; hard to be so patient a patient.

    Hoping for good news for Solly and Leonard.

    BaseBows bring da bats today; hope they can salvage a win…

  65. wafan May 3, 2009 1:37 pm

    Tsai-kos heading to the UNLV game this September!

    If you are interested in taking in a performance of the Jersey Boys on Friday, September 18 please e-mail me at wafan at comcast period net. Show time is 7:00 pm at the Palazzo, Venetian.

    Here is the address for the Jersey Boys and the Venetian. You will be able to view the floor map and prices by going to the ticket site and clicking “Buy Tickets”.

    Tickets are about about $65 each in the mezzanine (dark green area on the floor map). Just an effort to try to keep costs down! I would guess the sight lines and acoustics are both great in the theatre.

    Of course if we can get a large enough group together to warrant a group discount that would be passed on to you.

    We can head over to the Tsai-ko party immediately following the show.

    I thought it would be a lot of fun to sit in a group and hum (okay some of us will sing out loud) so as not to disturb others nearby. So, I am willing to order the tickets if you are interested in going. All I ask is that you follow-though and let me know by Friday, May 29!

    Anyone interested?

    Special thanks to LV for his help with some of the information!!!

  66. d1島 May 3, 2009 1:39 pm


    that doesn’t sound good for Leonard

  67. warriorfanny2 May 3, 2009 1:40 pm

    Fresnecks win 1st in DB w NEV, Sparts rally for 5 in 9th to beat SAC of a DB.

    1. *NEV 9-5
    2. NMS 9-7
    3. SJS 8-6
    4. *LaT 10-9
    5. *HAW 9-9
    6. *SAC 5-9
    7. FSU 5-10

  68. d1島 May 3, 2009 1:41 pm



    Hope you no get da slippah from SteveM….

  69. brew808 May 3, 2009 1:41 pm

    …always with them negative waves…. 🙄

  70. wafan May 3, 2009 1:46 pm

    d1 . . .

    Just as long as da slippah is not being handled by A-Sports or Mrs. A-House.

  71. brew808 May 3, 2009 1:47 pm

    I volunteer to pinch-hit for them…. 😈

  72. d1島 May 3, 2009 1:51 pm


    You enjoy “pinch” or “hit” more?

  73. wafan May 3, 2009 1:51 pm

    Brew . . .

    Contact Koa-Mahu rather than me!!!


  74. wafan May 3, 2009 1:52 pm

    d1 . . .

    Some times it is better not to know some things.

  75. brew808 May 3, 2009 1:53 pm

    W H A C K !!! 😈

  76. d1島 May 3, 2009 1:54 pm


    OK, here’s what we do….

    tell SteveM it’s a karaoke session featuring oldies music…

    …..in any event me and Mrs. d1島 are in! 🙂

  77. brew808 May 3, 2009 1:56 pm

    …bunch of Tsaikos leap on stage to “sing along”….end up spending the weekend in lock-up! 🙄

  78. Garret May 3, 2009 1:57 pm


    Thank you for finding that article. Unfortunately, it doesn’t sound good for Adam. Didn’t Seattle draft a LB? That could be why they want to give others more reps and that would hurt Adam’s chances.

  79. Garret May 3, 2009 2:00 pm


    I agree that Jake Ingram should be fine. New England is doing what is best for them–they have a need for a long-snapper and they drafted the best LS in the draft, plus they have a proven NFL LS in case he struggles. I think this also might be a way for them to push Jake to gain weight…I saw he was listed at 245, but I remember he was quite a bit under that at his pre-draft weigh-ins and the Patriots told him to gain weight.

    Like I posted earlier, I don’t think New England can stash Jake on the practice squad, so they really are going to want him to win the job.

  80. d1島 May 3, 2009 2:01 pm


    The singing might get us a pass, but the dancing part will definitely put me in the hoos-gow…

  81. brew808 May 3, 2009 2:01 pm

    Aaron Curry, 6-2, 255# quality outside LB from Wake – #4 pick!

  82. Garret May 3, 2009 2:05 pm


    Aside from the things you listed to do in Seattle, I really enjoyed the “Underground Seattle” tour–they take you underground where the original Seattle was. The current city is built on top of the old city, and a lot of the old city is preserved and interesting to look at.

  83. d1島 May 3, 2009 2:05 pm

    There’s always the possibility of “bad Curry” 🙄

  84. Garret May 3, 2009 2:06 pm


    Seattle taking Curry doesn’t help Adam’s chances…a #4 pick is going to get a huge contract and they will want him to play to justify that. So, he’s going to need a lot of reps at OLB and they will focus their coaching on him.

  85. brew808 May 3, 2009 2:06 pm

    …boring…. IMHO 😐

  86. brew808 May 3, 2009 2:09 pm

    The Seahawks also have ILB Tony Fein from Miss in camp. (See photos). He too is a local area HS player, good size 6-1, 245# and seemingly getting ink and a good look. 🙁

  87. brew808 May 3, 2009 2:11 pm

    BTW – There has been very little (none!) mention of Jeff Ulbrich and the Niners. I’m worried for him. 🙁

  88. jm2375 May 3, 2009 2:12 pm

    brew – what’s boring?

  89. brew808 May 3, 2009 2:13 pm

    Well, how much time do you have? 😯

  90. SteveM May 3, 2009 2:17 pm

    May 3rd, 2009 at 1:41 pm


    Hope you no get da slippah from SteveM….

    No problem. Wafan might not be aware that las vegas’s tentative plan was for 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM that night. Time might vary by an hour or so, depending on location, which he is working on yet.

  91. jm2375 May 3, 2009 2:17 pm

    brew – just wondering what you referring to in #85

  92. brew808 May 3, 2009 2:18 pm

    #82 – but that’s JMO

  93. brew808 May 3, 2009 2:21 pm

    Besides…. no one ever listens to one-eyed chameleons…. 😈

  94. Garret May 3, 2009 2:25 pm


    I assumed that brew808 was referring to #82. I can see how that tour wouldn’t be for everyone, and I haven’t been on it for a long time (my sister went to U-Dub in the early 90s), so I’d research it to see recent reviews for how the tour is and if you’d find it interesting.

  95. brew808 May 3, 2009 2:31 pm

    🙂 Of course… I’m readily amused and would rather spend a couple hours watching the fish being tossed around and observing the tourists’ reactions! 🙄 😆

  96. d1島 May 3, 2009 2:49 pm

    Like this?


  97. brew808 May 3, 2009 2:59 pm

    Yup! Now imagine addahknowsports intercepting it mid-flight and having a snack! When the fish catcher gets the “package”, it’s just the bones, even the eyeballs gone! Heheheheh! 😆 😯 😆

  98. brew808 May 3, 2009 3:02 pm

    Sheeessshhh! Bot 15th, A’s and Mariners tied at 7! The Athletics need a new head coach! 🙄

    Oh, and Trap needs to go too! 😈

  99. d1島 May 3, 2009 3:03 pm

    Too hot inside…gotta go out on da lanai with beverage and radio.
    C’mon BaseBows!

  100. wafan May 3, 2009 3:25 pm

    Well, I figure the show runs for 1.5 hours we will be out of there by 9 pm.

    Tim Curry. I think he was Frankenfurter.

    Do the Time Warp!!!

  101. letsgowarriors May 3, 2009 4:00 pm

    denver nuggets baby!

  102. wafan May 3, 2009 4:10 pm

    M’s take it 8 to 7!!!

    Whoo-hoo for the M’s!

  103. wafan #65 – count me in!

    Let’s do the Time Warp Again!

  104. Ralph May 3, 2009 4:17 pm

    Trap is at 54% in career wins at UH, UH is 26-19 thru Saturday and the team is on par with coach’s teams of the past. We are hoping for better results but it is what it is but future looks bright with the young arms…to turn the corner next season he will need outfielders besides Kolten who can hit, a second baseman and a catcher. If Vinnie goes pro, a third baseman as well and there aren’t too many in the dugout right now to fill the gaps…

  105. Ralph May 3, 2009 4:19 pm

    Trap stated that the pitchers haven’t been doing as well as expected and he takes responsibility since he is in charge of them…so what happened to Konishi, I see him in the dugout and not the bull pen

  106. letsgowarriors May 3, 2009 4:21 pm

    breland almadova will add hitting to the OF if he doesnt get drafted.

  107. Ralph May 3, 2009 4:22 pm

    UH surely needs a pinch hitter and Hoey isn’t a good option. three straight strikes, out swinging…

  108. wafan May 3, 2009 4:25 pm

    d1 and Liz . . .

    Duly noted.

  109. Ralph May 3, 2009 4:26 pm

    is Almadova a HS recruit for next year…any info?

  110. el guapo May 3, 2009 4:31 pm

    Almadova, Kitamura from Kamehameha Kapalama, and Namba from PC. Might be more.

  111. Ralph May 3, 2009 4:31 pm

    roquemore strikes out again, third time today….give him the sombrero

  112. brew808 May 3, 2009 4:31 pm

    Trap, trips, and falls fails…. 😈 🙄 😥

  113. letsgowarriors May 3, 2009 4:32 pm

    yes, he already signed an LOI along w/ other local recruits.

    OF Breland Almadova, Iolani. – i think he leads the state in HRs.
    SS Piikea Kitamura, Kamehameha. – best defensive SS in the state. he’s been on a hitting streak lately.
    LHP Trent Allianic, Kauai. – don’t know much and he might be sitting out this year, but he looked good to me in the state tourney last year.

    C Keanu Carmichael, Kamehameha. – only a JR, but has verbally committed to play for the bows.

  114. wafan May 3, 2009 4:33 pm

    It’s just a jump to the left
    And then a step to the right
    With your hands on your hips
    You bring your knees in tight
    But it’s the pelvic thrust that really drives you insane,
    Let’s do the Time Warp again!

    Best part was watching the perfect synchronization of the live action with the movie.

    Watch out for the toast and rain!!!


  115. Ralph May 3, 2009 4:33 pm

    Linsky and Myers must be in the doghouse, did not pitch this series…unlike Tech we don’t seem to change pitchers as often and pay the price. now we are in 5th place…..wow, from tie of first or a percentage in second place we drop like a rock

  116. letsgowarriors May 3, 2009 4:33 pm

    Namba signed a LOI, but i think he will have to go JC. he also got kicked off the PC baseball team.

  117. Ralph May 3, 2009 4:36 pm

    PC is the number one seed for States…they made it without him, Koakane and Hawaiianbod must be happy PC is seeded first…but why, they are Damien grads or at least Koakane is….

  118. Ralph May 3, 2009 4:40 pm

    our local products haven’t been hitting this season with limited playing time (Johnson, Fujii and Torigoe), hopefully after a season under their belts they understand what they need to do to hit D1 pitching…Doi must be a redshirt.. where can we find another mario monico and greg oniate from our high school ball players.

  119. wafan May 3, 2009 4:49 pm

    Interesting. That is the second time in one or two days someone asked why there are a lot of Damien men supporting the UH (and now PCHS).

    How about . . .
    We are looking for a winner?
    We support the local teams?
    We have a connection with the players?
    Because it is the right thing to do?

  120. wafan May 3, 2009 4:52 pm

    For me it is becamse I cannot stand the UW, and albeit I live here, home will always be Hawai’i.

  121. wafan May 3, 2009 4:53 pm

    Time to get ready for tomorrow and bed. Yay!

    33 more wake ups to go!!!

  122. jm2375 May 3, 2009 4:59 pm

    wafan – cuz you Damien boys are looking for a *winning* team to support!!! 😀 😆

  123. kama krab May 3, 2009 5:10 pm

    Howzit Everybody,

    It looks like we need a miracle to happen to make into the regionals. La Tech dominated us and we did not look very enthused. We need something to light a fire under us for the stretch run, if not we may be looking at a lost season. It’s very sad to see with such a good start.

  124. wafan May 3, 2009 5:10 pm

    jm . . .


    Might very well be true. Except I supported the UH continuously since the ’70’s. Same with KK, I think. Of course, (J)J would have been since the ’80’s. And, dj from the ’90’s. HA!

  125. kama krab May 3, 2009 5:19 pm

    I think what needs to happen is the boyz need to suck it up and have some fun. It looks to me like they are pressing a little to much and thus they are playing tired. They need to go back to basics on offense and pitching. On offense they need to just make solid contact. They need to start going to opposite field and once they can make contact to the opposite field then they work on pulling the ball. Pitching just needs to suck it up and start hitting their spots. Coach Trap also needs to get a better pitching rotation out of the bullpen. Right now the bullpen looks over used because he is only using a certain amount of pitcher out of the bullpen. For the starters, they will need to go back to basics.

    I am hoping that they can make one more run going into the WAC tournament but just watching them this weekend, I think they are done. JMO.

  126. djmitcho May 3, 2009 5:55 pm

    I have supported UH since the 70’s…barely. I think my first UH game was when I was 6 or 7 years old.
    My junior year at DMHS, we had a winning record in football! Sometime while still in hs, the bowling team also won the state championship. We also won the ILH title in canoe paddling. I think there are many winners at Damien!

  127. Ralph May 3, 2009 6:00 pm

    Wahines do well on the mainland….Kaufmann’s sets the tone with a new UH record in high jump, she finished second to an olympian… 4 more qualify for regionals and 12 more personal season best broken….excellent job for a limited budgeted sport with so few on scholarship….Camryn James needs more money to recruit sprinters, we don’t participate in the sprints and very limited personnel for the intermediate races

  128. letsgowarriors May 3, 2009 6:02 pm

    btw stephen, are we getting white helmets this year? in addition to the white pants. i hope we scrap those green pants. wanna wear all white on the road and all black at home.

  129. sports for fun May 3, 2009 6:07 pm

    colt news from the redskins website fyi:

    * Colt Brennan competed against the Redskins’ first-team defense and Fred Smoot batted away a pass on one play.
    * Brennan, using the quick sidearm release that he used last year, completed a nice pass to undrafted rookie tight end Robert Agnone.
    * Later, Brennan rolled left and tossed a pass to Fred Davis along the sideline. Tough play–that’s not Brennan’s natural throwing motion. Davis was just open enough–ahead of Kevin Barnes–to make the catch.

    With that, practice was called. Mini-camp 2009 had come to a soggy end.
    10:40 a.m. ET

    More On Brennan

    Jim Zorn was asked about Colt Brennan’s progress during mini-camp.

    “He’s moving better and he’s throwing harder than he did when he first got here last year,” Zorn replied. “He’s learning the offense. He didn’t have a lot of reps last year, so now he’s actually under fire.”

    What does Brennan need to improve on this year?

    “Accuracy. And just the knowledge of the offense. As he gets to know our offense better, he’ll become a better player.”

  130. sports for fun May 3, 2009 6:08 pm

    truth be told, i was surprised coach zorn said accuracy is what colt has to work on.

  131. jm2375 May 3, 2009 6:16 pm

    Colt needs to work on accuracy? uhhhh, cuz they messed with his throwing motion?

    dj, wafan – I’m just joking, since my (and Stretch’s) school is waaaay smaller, but have taken state champs at various times over the years. I think current Wahine Richie-Ann Titcomb was part of the team that won the DII championship.

  132. BowsForever May 3, 2009 6:19 pm

    Maybe not too surprising. Colt has said the lack of reps was hurting his accuracy. If he can get more reps in, the ol’ accuracy should get back to normal or close to it. Meanwhile, sounds like Colt’s adding some range and different types of throws. If he keeps progressing well, he’ll be a starting QB before too long.

    I wonder, does _any_ coach have their QBs throw as much as JJ does?

  133. sports for fun May 3, 2009 6:22 pm

    possibly coach leach at texas tech

  134. BowsForever May 3, 2009 7:00 pm

    Speaking of Texas Tech…I totally missed that Graham Harrell went undrafted. Not only that, he doesn’t even have a free agent contract right now. Wow. It’s not like Texas Tech wasn’t a good team this year.

  135. jm2375 May 3, 2009 7:32 pm

    Uh, HA techies, can we please block any posts with the url *.co.uk? Pretty please?!!!!

  136. jm2375 May 3, 2009 7:52 pm

    oops 😳 can we=could you

  137. Garret May 3, 2009 8:37 pm


    I agree if the choice is between Pike’s Market and the Underground Seattle tour, Pike’s is a much, much better choice! When I had half a day with Lori (and 2-month-old Faith) in Seattle, I took them to Pike’s and Lori loved it! However, I thought that jm2375 already had Pike’s and a few other places planned and was asking for other suggestions.

  138. Garret May 3, 2009 8:38 pm

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

    Interesting study found that one way to save money is to carry around $100 bills in your wallet.

  139. Garret May 3, 2009 8:38 pm

    Research seems to indicate that Jon Stewart’s TV show (which is how many 18-to-29 year olds get their news) has harmed the Republican party with young voters.

  140. Garret May 3, 2009 8:39 pm

    Social scientists find that there is no apparent link between having children and happiness.

  141. Garret May 3, 2009 8:39 pm

    1-inch-long nail stuck in this Colorado man’s sinus cavity (possibly for 30 years!) came out of his nose when he coughed recently.

  142. Garret May 3, 2009 8:40 pm

    In the US, Barbie products are marketed primarily for girls 8 and younger (I’m glad we’ve kept my girls away from Barbie)…in China, the Barbie brand wasn’t known so Mattel has succeeded in marketing Barbie to young urban professional women–they have a lot of disposable income and seem to be buying into the Barbie brand as an idealized lifestyle.

  143. Garret May 3, 2009 8:40 pm

    Free play links pau.

  144. Garret May 3, 2009 8:41 pm

    sports for fun,

    Thank you for that info on Colt! If Zorn wants an accurate QB, all he has to do is give Colt enough reps to show what he can do.

  145. jm2375 May 3, 2009 9:14 pm

    Garret – congrats on keeping your girls away from Barbie. Next, you’ll have to keep them away from Bratz (are they still around?). I tried really hard to keep the Barbies out of my house, but to no avail, she got some as gifts. I gave up with Bratz since her friends were into it. At least she never really got into it. My sister gave her a talking Barbie one Christmas. Talk about ditzy! Her voice was like a Valley Girl. ewwwwwww.

  146. will-i-am May 3, 2009 9:21 pm

    Hello, my name is William and I’m a Warrior-o-holic.

    I don’t really follow the NFL. I try to keep track of former warriors. The problem I am having is I really believe that Colt Brennan will be a starting QB in the NFL and hopefully soon. Then I can see myself wasting another 3 hours every sunday. And I am looking forward to it!!!

  147. Garret May 3, 2009 9:25 pm


    I’ve seen Bratz in stores, but my daughters have never played with them in the stores and there aren’t any Barbies or Bratz dolls in my house. My kids would rather win stuffed animals from Circus Circus and pretend they are a family. Or, they play games or make up their own. The Disney Princess stuff was inevitable with our trips to Disneyland and the books we have, but it hasn’t been bad since it has given us a chance to talk with them about some stuff.

    Faith saw people playing chess at the resort we were at this weekend so she asked me to teach her chess…that was fun, as it is so fun to teach her a new thing and she had so much fun learning. I left the blog suddenly after my #94 because the kids finished cleaning the play room so they were ready for to learn chess.

  148. Garret May 3, 2009 9:26 pm


    I totally understand how you feel! Although, I would DVR the game so it would only take an hour or so to watch it after my kids were asleep. The only time I watch TV when my kids are awake is for Warrior games.

  149. curveball May 3, 2009 9:39 pm

    Just to show you another side of the story…My daughter loved Barbies..she had many..her aunties made clothes for them for her..she still has all them packed away at her grandma’s..she is now 31 with a 6 month old son and a very good mom..she also has a degree in engineering and calculus from MIT…….

  150. chawan_cut May 3, 2009 9:54 pm


    here’s a few more clips from nfl mini camps of our former Warriors.

    I will be unable to upload videos for the next 2 months or so. You can check the local station’s websites and they should have their news available to watch.
    And of course, there’s always THE Princess’ works of art to keep you going. Stephen will keep the news flowing. It just doesn’t stop. Offseason??? yeah right. tell that to the players and coaches.

    Sorry for the inconvenience.

  151. madeinhawaii May 3, 2009 10:11 pm


    Welcome to the blog. You’ll fit right in.

  152. al ™ May 3, 2009 10:16 pm

    breland almadova will get drafted. he should honor his commit to the rainbows, unless of course he gets drafted in the top ten rounds.

  153. d1島 May 3, 2009 10:18 pm


    Please don’t apologize for the “inconvenience”.
    What you do is really, IMHO, bonus stuff here on the WB. I also appreciate the stuff you will be doing while you are away.
    Mahalo and take care… 🙂

  154. al ™ May 3, 2009 10:18 pm


    how was your dim sum today?

    i think i tried everything on the menu. so now the boss believes that not all tsaiko’s are males.

  155. al ™ May 3, 2009 10:26 pm

    as i am entering a local retail store, ahead of me is a tall athletic looking guy who is politely opening the door for an older woman.

    the boss says, “oh what a nice young man”.
    i say alound, “of course, he is polite, he ‘s a warrior football player.”
    the boys tells him, “oh yah, he is a big time fan.”

    fifteen minutes later…..i am standing in costco looking at the new computers. this same young man stands next to me looking at laptops.
    i turn and say, “eh brah, you following me or what?”
    we both laugh and for ten minutes we talk warrior football. finally, he says, “oh by the way, i am ‘vili’.”
    i say, “yah, villiami nauahi. i hope you have a great season. i am ‘al’, a tsaiko.”
    he laughs, “oh one of those stephen tsai bloggers eh?”

    what a nice young man. we both agree that inoke funaki will have a breakout year and get an nfl look as a “wildcat”.

  156. homey ℞ May 3, 2009 10:27 pm

    What’s wrong with playing with Barbies or any dolls for that matter? (J)J played with them and look how he turned out.

  157. curveball May 3, 2009 10:30 pm

    Dang Homey… I thought you were asleep by now

  158. homey ℞ May 3, 2009 10:30 pm

    …as I’m leaving Costco, I’m thinking, how the heck did al mistake me for Vili…

  159. al ™ May 3, 2009 10:30 pm

    the boys tells him, “oh yah, he is a big time fan

    oops. meant to say the boss

  160. al ™ May 3, 2009 10:32 pm

    isn’t girls playing with dolls like boys riding bikes?

  161. homey ℞ May 3, 2009 10:33 pm

    curveball – nah, I’m watching my boy play boxing on the xbox. He already did the Pacquiao vs Hatton and is now re-enacting Ali vs Frazier.

  162. al ™ May 3, 2009 10:34 pm

    let’s see homey = 5’4″
    viliami = 6’2″

    yah, i guess i could have been mistaken.

  163. curveball May 3, 2009 10:37 pm

    homey ℞:

    Pacquiao vs Hatton
    well you have to do that a few times to waste 5 minutes…wow he is something else…

  164. homey ℞ May 3, 2009 10:38 pm

    al – or toy soldiers, GI Joe, Power Rangers, Hot Wheels, playing matches, smoking papaya leaves, playing in the cane fields and pineapple fields, swimming in the streams, climbing trees, playing seasonal sports, chasemaster, “sky inning”, surfing, shooting bb gun, throwing knives, wrestling, sparring, being park rats…yeah, same as playing with dolls.

  165. al ™ May 3, 2009 10:39 pm

    curveball….all of waipahu are still buzzing about the filipino phenom.

  166. homey ℞ May 3, 2009 10:40 pm

    Pacman is very good and Hatton was overmatched. He makes people forget who the singer is for Journey.

  167. koakane™ May 3, 2009 10:40 pm

    cc not to worry just check in from time to time and keep us posted on your adventures. we’ll keep the light on for you. be safe, have fun, play nice

  168. homey ℞ May 3, 2009 10:41 pm

    Ahhhh, bath time!!!!

  169. chawan_cut May 3, 2009 10:41 pm

    thanks again. i just feel bad that i can’t continue and am letting the viewers down.

  170. al ™ May 3, 2009 10:42 pm

    my favorite was shooting the neighborhood cats with a sling shot and cracker balls.

    (but, don’t tell my mom.)

  171. koakane™ May 3, 2009 10:42 pm

    homey what’s the plans for sat? jj and other inquiring mind like know

  172. curveball May 3, 2009 10:43 pm

    I really hope FM comes out..I am not sure he really wants the Big P..They say he is a smart man.. we will see if ego or brains control him now..If I was him I would stay home and take care of the kids…..

  173. homey ℞ May 3, 2009 10:43 pm

    koakane – Saturday? How about we go karaoke. BRB…

  174. chawan_cut May 3, 2009 10:44 pm

    i’m sure you guys will keep the lights on and the party goin’ while i’m gone.
    i’ll see if i can meet up with some of the fellow tsaikos while i’m “out there”. wait, i need to rephrase that. ah, nvm.

  175. d1島 May 3, 2009 10:46 pm

    Pacman is very good and Hatton was overmatched. He makes people forget who the singer is for Journey.

    Hah? I thot was the same one? 😕

  176. jm2375 May 3, 2009 10:46 pm

    homey – throwing knives? 😯

  177. d1島 May 3, 2009 10:48 pm

    my favorite was shooting the neighborhood cats with a sling shot and cracker balls.

    (but, don’t tell my mom.)

    Eh, she knew already!

    Dat’s the really cool ting about Mom’s! Remember dat next Sunday… 😉

  178. jm2375 May 3, 2009 10:49 pm

    time for sleep. hasta manana. oyasumina-tsai.

  179. al ™ May 3, 2009 10:50 pm

    happy mother’s day.

  180. d1島 May 3, 2009 10:51 pm


    Trow me off, you!
    I thot you was talkin’ about karaoke! 😯

  181. d1島 May 3, 2009 10:52 pm

    hanahana manana…..


  182. curveball May 3, 2009 10:53 pm

    Sorry..fight talk..I am going to Sat night but hiding in the corner….

  183. curveball May 3, 2009 10:54 pm

    My family once told me I sing like a 3 day old duck……..

  184. homey ℞ May 3, 2009 11:10 pm

    old lady jm#### – My mom told me about how as youngsters, they threw knives at the others feet to see how close they could get. That’s how I got into knife throwing…I wasn’t very good…

  185. Addahknowsports© May 3, 2009 11:11 pm

    Good Sunday Evening Tsaikos!

    Hope everyone had a nice day. It’s easier to catch up on blog on the days with less posts.

    Hiya Brew-

    May 3rd, 2009 at 2:59 pm
    Yup! Now imagine addahknowsports intercepting it mid-flight and having a snack! When the fish catcher gets the “package”, it’s just the bones, even the eyeballs gone! Heheheheh!

    The belly, the eyeballs and the cheeks are the best parts. Just ask Rob25. 🙂

  186. homey ℞ May 3, 2009 11:12 pm

    See some of you on Tuesday. Good night.

  187. G (China) May 4, 2009 12:10 am


    Nice story. It reflects well on the team as a whole. It seems the Tsaikos’ are well known in them parts.

  188. Cindy (cenn) May 4, 2009 1:51 am

    Homey, reminds me I still have a box with the youngest daughter’s Barbies; she is near 19 now. Should sell them on eBay LOL.

    Good night, gang!

  189. wafan May 4, 2009 3:00 am

    A fine morning and day to all!

  190. wafan May 4, 2009 3:01 am

    Six school are closed because of the flu.

  191. wafan May 4, 2009 3:08 am

    c_c . . .

    Egads! You are feeling guilty because you cannot provide the news clips?!?! You know the saying, “Absence makes the heart grow fonder”?

    Well, we will be ravenous when you return.

    If you are headed to Washington do not go to the Hood Canal Bridge. It is closed for the next six weeks – repairs and expansion. I think there is a free ferry that runs, though.

  192. wafan May 4, 2009 3:13 am

    That system that knocked down the Cowboys’ practice facility is still very active and moving Eastward.

    A new system is coming ashore in NW Washington. Lots of rain and clouds expected. I looks like a typical November forecast but with warmer temperatures.

  193. wafan May 4, 2009 3:20 am

    I think if I had inhaled a nail I would have remembered it. How could Mr. Sanchez not remember that event?


  194. wafan May 4, 2009 3:22 am

    If I had a $100 to begin with . . .


  195. wafan May 4, 2009 3:26 am

    jmandawholelotofnumerals . . .

    Yeah. Sure you were kidding.

    That is why I put the first one first. HA!

    Hey, backing a winner is foreign for us.

    Actually, the few victories we had while I was there were savored and enjoyed. Bwah-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!

  196. wafan May 4, 2009 3:26 am

    I think Will-I-Am has posted before.

    Infrequently, though.

    Welcome back!

  197. wafan May 4, 2009 3:27 am


  198. wafan May 4, 2009 3:27 am

    No one else awake?

  199. wafan May 4, 2009 3:28 am


  200. wafan May 4, 2009 3:28 am

    Time to get to school!

  201. Koa-mahu May 4, 2009 4:34 am

    cc – no fo’get to stop by befoa u goin so dat i can give u somtin to rememba me wen u lonely…..one of my panties. it’s da one u always axe me to wea – da one wit da choke pukas. bwhahahaha.


  202. Garret May 4, 2009 4:54 am

    One former player for UH showed up in this article on elite rugby players in the US.

    Caravelli has also cast his eye on the wealth of talent waiting to be tapped in Hawaii. Mike Palefau is expected to return to the team now that his studies are done. But that’s not all. Michael Tuia went to the same high school as Palefau and is 6-2, 218 and 20 years old. He played running back, wide receiver, defensive back and special teams at the University of Hawaii, so you know he has speed.

    Tuia is now playing in the Hawaiian men’s league and turning heads there. Sia Tukuafo is 6-4, 240 and 19 years old. A loose forward in XVs, Tukuafo pans out as a prop in 7s.

  203. Garret May 4, 2009 4:57 am

    Feature article on Coach Tomey’s wife.

    Dick Tomey paced back and forth, looking much the way he does on the sideline just before a San Jose State kickoff. Only he was inside the front door of a Borders bookstore, a stone’s throw from his Santana Row apartment.

    “I just want this to be completely full upstairs because she deserves it,” Tomey said. “She’s the most talented person in our family — by far.”

    Nanci Kincaid, Tomey’s wife of 12 years, was about to begin a reading of her fifth novel, “Eat, Drink, and Be From Mississippi.” She started the event by making sure the 50 or so listeners, including former Stanford coach Tyrone Willingham, had not been strong-armed by her husband.

    “I hate to think he dragged all of you off the street,” she said in her rich Southern accent.

    In professional terms, Tomey and Kincaid’s relationship is a marriage of equals. Each is as successful in a high-profile, and highly competitive, career as the other.

    As for their life, Kincaid said they are happy in San Jose. Tomey might be at retirement age, but he’s not the retiring type.

    “My first husband coached for Bear Bryant, and I always remember him dropping dead right after he retired,” she said. “Coaches’ wives think about that. But Dick likes to wake up in the morning with fires to put out. So I think we’ll keep on.”

  204. Garret May 4, 2009 4:58 am

    I like her perspective on football.

    “It’s really the only level playing field in the United States,” she said. “Everything else, it matters where you live, where you went to school, who your daddy is, how much money you have. But in football, it’s just: Can you do it or not? You can’t buy your way in and you can’t fake it.”

  205. Garret May 4, 2009 5:01 am

    Feature article on Kynan Forney!

    “The opportunity, the talent, the excitement with these guys,” Forney explained of his decisions to essentially forgo free agency and sign a two-year, $4.8 million deal with the Chargers.

    The team drafted Louis Vasquez in the third round of last weekend’s draft, and the rookie appeared impressive in his movements in the minicamp that concluded yesterday.

    “It will be a very competitive training camp for those guys,” Norv Turner said.

  206. Garret May 4, 2009 5:29 am


    No need to apologize for not being able to do the videos. What you do is great appreciated and we will miss them. Have a fun and safe time away and I look forward to your return.

  207. djmitcho May 4, 2009 6:17 am

    Good Morning All! Hope everyone has a good week.

  208. COLT WATCH!

    “Amid this offseason of quarterback controversy in Washington, first with the hot pursuit of Jay Cutler, and then the supposition the Redskins would trade up in the draft for Mark Sanchez, one name has been neglected in consideration for quarterback of the future.”

  209. madeinhawaii May 4, 2009 7:13 am


    “absence makes the heart grow fonder”

    Shoots and all this time I thought you were telling me.

    Abstinence makes your parts grow fodder.

  210. koakane™ May 4, 2009 7:22 am

    morning to all what a good weekend it was, let me clarify, what a good time spent with friends and family. what an energizer for this week.

    but alas it’s monday and work must start up again. so enjoy the day, play nice, work smarter

    esmeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee out

  211. jm2375 May 4, 2009 7:38 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!

    Happy Monday, FWIW. Kinda voggy out here, bhf2 wen send some ova from Keaau.

  212. Piper's son May 4, 2009 7:42 am


    Thanks for posting the Colt Watch (#208).

    Good Morning one and all!

  213. Kekoa May 4, 2009 7:49 am

    Good Monday Morning Tsiako Tsouls!

    Primary Phocus of the day includes a huge *MAHALO* to sj-macro for his brilliant Photos of braddah Pomai and the Rainbow Wahine Softball Team. What a celebration of the Power in Pink & Pomai. WOW!

  214. jm2375 May 4, 2009 7:53 am

    Kekoa – now you made me hungry for some pho!! 😀

  215. Kekoa May 4, 2009 8:04 am

    Ok…let me get this straight:

    ➡ According to curveball, we have an Engineer & a Math Major that would have done better had they played with Barbie Dolls!

    ➡ Homey played with knives. I believe back in the day the game was called *Stretch* – anyone remember it by any other name?

    ➡ Koa Mahu wants to give puka what to C_C?

    ➡ jm007 conducted a raid on the wrong clubhouse…forgit tell you we when relocate to one new place! Heheheheh!

  216. Kekoa May 4, 2009 8:11 am

    jm007 ~ Diana and I took a *pho* break one day with D-1. The lobster dish we had was so scrumptilicious we went back 2 days later to make sure it wasn’t a Phluke!

  217. Garret May 4, 2009 9:18 am


    Thank you for posting that article about Colt!

  218. Jack Flash May 4, 2009 9:18 am

    I’m bummed for the Baseball Bows this past weekend. They just couldn’t seem to put a complete game together for one reason or another. I kind of got the feeling that they played too much “small ball.” I hope they take extra batting practice this week!

  219. MeiLing May 4, 2009 9:28 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Great weekend with Tsaiko gang. Bows need to move on & just ‘Do it!”

    Good to hear that Sollie did well this weekend at mini-camp. Good luck to all of the guys!

    Have a wonderful day!

  220. madeinhawaii May 4, 2009 9:34 am

    Jack Flash,

    What a let down. I had such high hopes at the start of this past road trip and expected the Rainbows to sweep LA tech.. just the opposite occurred. I feel deflated. I can imagine how the players must feel. But they have to climb out of this slump and take care of business till the end. Time to build character and make the most of what’s left.

  221. warriorfanny2 May 4, 2009 9:43 am

    Kolomona Kapanui urinating in public is news?
    Our guru must be down with H1N1 or is on atkinson’s diet.

  222. (Jesse)James May 4, 2009 9:46 am

    Good morning Tsaikos…hope all is well and hoping everyone has a tremendous day…even though it is soooooooo voggy….

    Congrats to solly on a good workout…keep it up….

    Belated condolences to Pomai and his family….sorry bro, I didn’t know about your loss until this past Saturday…been soooo busy that I haven’t kept up with the blog much over the past few weeks….

  223. Jack Flash May 4, 2009 9:51 am

    mih- roger that! Hopefully they can pull something together for their road trip and make a strong comeback.
    Does anyone else have an opinion on the “small ball” mentality of the Bows? I know it can be effective when executed properly, but I just get the feeling that we end up sacrificing too many bunts and flyouts which ends up as a sacrifice of the game. I’d rather see the hitters hit.

  224. warriorfanny2 May 4, 2009 10:14 am

    last year, LaT hosted the WAC Tournament in Ruston, but the field was limited to six teams. Ebarrassingly, the Bulldogs were uninvited to the party they hosted….deja vu?

    Hawaii has 10 losses and ends their WAC regular season on the road at Fresno.
    If we get swept at Fresno, HAW @ 9-14 will likely end their season in the conference cellar and be shut-out of the WAC Tournament, but would remain the WAC’s blushin host for the second consecutive year. 🙁

    5. Hawaii 9-10
    6. FSU 6-10
    7. SAC 5-9

  225. protector May 4, 2009 10:45 am

    I said last year that I liked Zorn (back in the day) when he was a gunslinging left-hander throwing to Steve Largent & thought it was funny that he’s now an anal-retentive, obsessive-compulsive detail-oriented QB coach. For Zorn to question Colt’s accuracy & some of his inane comments both last year & this, I’m beginning to think he’s showing the early signs of Althzeimer’s Disease. I thought Washington was a good placement for him but I change my mind. I kind of wish he had a shot in Chicago or Denver, but you know what happened. I hope he gets a legitimate shot elsewhere if not Washington. Mel Kiper helped him get screwed in the Draft last year & the good news just never seems to end, does it?

  226. Kekoa May 4, 2009 11:31 am

    protector ~ Don’t hold anything back! You are as right as rain
    about this Seattle has-been and his gamblin’ – scramblin’ run out of the pocket passing. There was no plan. He simply ran for his life and looked for somebody (Largent) to pass to.

    Now, it’s do as I say, not as I did. Small college “Polly Tec-wants-a-cracker of Pomona” kid comes to the big show and does well. Prolly thinks Colt made too many headlines and didn’t belong in his league.

  227. FloridaTed May 4, 2009 11:49 am

    Hi, gang.

    Colt will somehow get his chance somehow, somewhere, this young man will always fall forward. Besides, I really don’t think that Zorn says what he actually thinks about Colt. The fact that he mentioned Colts chances at Nr.2 speaks volumes, from there, as they say, it’s only one play…….

    The BB Team sure is an enigma to me. What does anybody think here? Is it coaching or what? I can see starting out slow and sluggish, but come on, they where on a roll and suddenly they’re snake bit?

    I would love to hear from the BB Experts where that huge drop-off comes from.

  228. warriorfanny2 May 4, 2009 12:37 pm

    Since embarking on their road trip to Las Cruces, the bowboyz have dropped 7 of 9!
    During that span they have yielded 99 runs and scored 54.

    What is unsettling, 2 pitchers were suspended at the beginning of that road trip for team-related violations and our young-staff was whacked for 70 runs in 5 games.
    Three of those games were 10 run-rule shortened.
    Obviousily our pitching has gone from penthouse to out-house in 9 games.

    While our pitching was souring our bats started to bipolarize too.

    Coach Trapasso has attempted to compress his batting lineup by shifting the hot bats to the top-six and experimenting with a trio of starters at RF…Roguemore, Torigoe and Johnson to hit in the #8 or #9 spots.
    Except for Johnson’s 2 run HR on Sunday these bats are comatose.

    Coach shifted a streaking Moreford from the bottom in the order to #2, than #1 cuz Ryan found Jobu.

    Except for Vinnie, Kolt, McD and occasionally Hernandez, our team BA was pitifully under the Mendoza line, yet we were able to win through clutch -hitting….not in these last 9 games….in the four-game series against LaT, Hawaii batters stranded 38 on the bases or 9.5 per game….yikes!

    Yes, weak arms and cursed bats have added up to 10 for a Perfect Storm of 9 losses in the last 11 qames….not only are our boyz struggling to break surface but they are also drowning in their attempt to qualify as one of six teams in the WAC tournament field.
    Good gads, this is depressing…but so are articles that talk about public urinating.

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