Jones-UH dispute reached: UH, charity to receive $200,010

According to a news release, UH and a Hawai‘i-based representative for June Jones jointly announced the “resolution of all issues involving the contract between UH and the former head coach.”
According to the release, “the resolution was accompanied by the receipt by the University of Hawai‘i Foundation of two donations to the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa totaling $200,010.”
This is the distribution:
• The June Jones Foundation donated $100,010 to Na Lei O‘iwi Scholarship Fund in the name of the late Dr. Kanalu Young.
• An anonymous donor has contributed $100,000 to be used at the discretion of UH Manoa chancellor Virginia Hinshaw.

Other statements from the release:
UH president David McClain: “The University is pleased to be able to move forward with the matter resolved. June Jones has contributed much ot the UH Manoa football program and our community, and this resolution lays the foundation for our continuing relationship. I’m grateful to mediator Clyde Matsui and to (Jones spokesman) John De Fries for their efforts in this matter, and to all those who assisted them in these efforts.”

June Jones: “Our foundation’s monetary gift in memory of Dr. Kanalu Young honors the life and legacy of a great Hawaiian man. For me, Kanalu will always be remembered as the Warrior Elder of the Ha‘a, UH’s pregame ritual that ignites and unifies the spirit of all UH Warriors. For thte June Jones Foundation, this gift represents the first of two philanthropic initiatives that will benefit the University of Hawai‘i system in the coming year.
“Thank you, David McClain, Virginia Hinshaw and the Board of Regents for you combined support of the resolution initiatives. Hawai‘i is my home; therefore as I look beyond our past achievements in fooball, maintaining a healthy relationship with UH and sustaining productive contributions to our island communities will always be important to me. On Christmas Eve, beat Notre Dame.”

* * *

It’s official: Next year’s game between host Washington State and UH will be played in Seattle. Time to book your Seattle-Las Vegas packages.

* * *

Defensive tackle David Hafoka of College of San Mateo; wideout Rodney Bradley and cornerback Melvin “Tank” Hopkins of Navarro College; offensive tackle Brett Leonaord of Saddleback College, and cornerback Lametrius Davis of Butte College have signed agreements to play for the Warriors. They will enroll in January.
Running back Chizzy Dimude of Laney College is awaiting approval of one of his classes. Depending on the outcome, he will join UH in January or May.

* * *

Each member of the UH football team will receive up to $500 in gifts from the Sheraton Hawai‘i Bowl. The gifts will be time released. But the first one, was somewhat startling. At first, the players joked they were receiving large pizzas. Here’s Keala Watson carrying a box:


But inside, the gift turned out to be a beach chair:


Which, as it turned out, might be more useful than last year’s entire gift from the Sugar Bowl: a pleather jacket (modeled today by Ryan Mouton):


* * *

Yes, that’s Micah Kia, UCLA lineman and younger brother of UH’s Aaron Kia. And, no, he’s not transferring to UH.


* * *

It doesn’t snow in Hawai‘i. Nor in Houston. Nor at Saint Louis School, where the Warriors practiced today. During a break, Mouton gathered the rubber granules and tried to build a castle. Keao Monteilh did his version of, uh, snow angel:



* * *

Great Christmas party last night. Thanks again to our organizer (Jesse) James, and to coordinators Mr. and Mrs. A-House.


  1. 808flowmaster December 19, 2008 11:29 am


  2. homey December 19, 2008 11:29 am

    WHOOT WHOOT! 5! count em 5!

  3. 808flowmaster December 19, 2008 11:29 am

    That’s a great start to getting the official signed commitments!

  4. (Jesse) James December 19, 2008 11:30 am

    top 5 babyyyyy!!!!!!!!

  5. (Jesse) James December 19, 2008 11:31 am

    From Previous Blog:

    Good Morning Tsaikos and Tsaikettes….whew…good times last night…

    Wanted to let everyone know that we got just over $100 to donate to the Advertiser Christmas Fund last night..thanks to all for their donations. I’ll be getting it to the ‘Tizer on Monday.

    Thanks to ST for the door prizes.

    Special Thanks to Mrs. A-House, Mr. A-House, and Midori7 for more door prizes and coming up with the awesome and fun games.

    Thanks to the Twins (UHFan808 and Midori7) for the cake…always a good choice.

    Thanks to d1shima and Mrs. d1shima for the favors….

    Thanks to Addahknowjoe and Addahknowsports for the awesome ornaments….my slippah hanging from my tree already…LMAO…

    and Thanks to all the Tsaikos for a good time….

    If I missed anyone or anything, I apologize….but when you’re getting old, you forget things….

  6. homey December 19, 2008 11:31 am

    At least Chizzy is fo’ shizzle.

  7. Stretch December 19, 2008 11:31 am

    wow.. where did everyone come from??

  8. homey December 19, 2008 11:33 am

    I came from my mom.

  9. ryan December 19, 2008 11:35 am

    Is Masch still coming in Jan?

  10. homey December 19, 2008 11:37 am

    Will there be a surprise JC LOI in the fax machine?

  11. Uce2 December 19, 2008 11:37 am

    Chizzy Chizzle will sizzle the Aloha Stadium tizzle fo’ shizzle my nizzle dizzle.

  12. Stretch December 19, 2008 11:37 am

    Having these guys come in January is HUGE!!! I don’t recall it ever happening before at UH. Included will be Stutz2. The extra time in the system will allow them to learn and get comfortable.

  13. jm2375 December 19, 2008 11:37 am

    Top 10?

  14. homey December 19, 2008 11:37 am

    I think for fun I’m gonna fax in koakane’s LOI.

  15. J-Dog December 19, 2008 11:39 am


    December 19th, 2008 at 11:37 am
    Will there be a surprise JC LOI in the fax machine?

    yeah, they goin’ find a fax from 1995 still jammed in the machine.

  16. homey December 19, 2008 11:39 am

    jm%&#^ – and you work with numbers?

    Stretch – didn’t you say that before? Or is there a fake Stretch? But then again how can you fake a Stretch?

  17. jojo ® December 19, 2008 11:41 am

    Good signs!!!

  18. LizKauai [Believer] December 19, 2008 11:42 am

    Welcome, new Warriors!

  19. haka December 19, 2008 11:43 am


    Go Warriors!

  20. kama krab December 19, 2008 11:43 am

    Looking good so far keep those letters coming. A surprise would be nice.

  21. homey December 19, 2008 11:44 am

    J-Dog – could that 1995 fax be from Tom Brady? Did he start college in ’95?

  22. al. December 19, 2008 11:45 am

    is that a real live jojo?
    haven’t seen a jojo in a year.

  23. bstunna2002 December 19, 2008 11:45 am

    Is Kevin Williams coming in may? On a interesting side note Preston Pace Davis’s teamate at Butte never sent his LOI to Louisville I wonder if we still get one shot at him would be a good get since Lee is going BYU.

  24. Stretch December 19, 2008 11:46 am

    homey – repeating myself so al can comprehend

    Why would UH want a LOI from Koakane?? They have enough waterboys. Besides, he would probably spike it with some type of alcohol.

  25. labrat December 19, 2008 11:46 am

    Wow the fax machine works. Welcome 5 + 1 Warriors.

  26. al. December 19, 2008 11:46 am

    chizzie “make you dizzy” dimude…..come on down!

    we been waiting for you man. i think the jack sula and chizzie dizzie team will open some eyes in o-9.

  27. Ralph December 19, 2008 11:49 am

    interesting spring to look forward to- LaCount and Leonard at OT workouts..add on redshirts on OL and a fully recovered Pepa and we have a battle for positions….

  28. al. December 19, 2008 11:50 am

    its funny how a student in the california junior college program can take a course that the university of california(berkeley, davis, ucla, et al) will readily accept (of course it is there system) but the university of hawaii agonizes over the credibility issue.

    don’t we want to welcome more students to our institution? this is not MIT or harvard.

  29. al. December 19, 2008 11:51 am

    anonymous donor?
    what an smu alumni?

  30. homey December 19, 2008 11:51 am

    Stretch – oh ok…oops, I just did an al.

  31. cheepono December 19, 2008 11:51 am

    great news! was definitely worth the wait!

    when do guys like stutzmann and sula sign their LOI’s? aren’t both enrolling at UH in jan. also?

    how bout kalua noa? what’s the deal with that guy? he’s been out of school for awhile already…

  32. al. December 19, 2008 11:53 am

    stretch….i don’t understand what you said? can you print out your words so i can slowly and methodically comprehend?

    sorry, eh. i running back and forth to the laundry room. today is friday and i have a dozen pants to wash.

  33. bstunna2002 December 19, 2008 11:54 am

    Did anyone catch Tepa on the yahoo front page. Looks were still in good shape to get the LBP boys. Hopefully we can add a 3rd or maybe even a 4th commit before the recruiting season finishes it’s shaping up to be a great class so far now we just gotta wait until it’s official. Mack and the coaches I believe will be all over the recruits just making sure they don’t get swayed by a certain huskie coach.

  34. Garret December 19, 2008 11:54 am

    Article about why some Notre Dame people are upset that they are going to the Hawaii Bowl (or any bowl) given their 6-6 record.

    The University did not go to bowl games with records of 8-2, 8-3 and 7-4 in 1971, 1975 and 1979, respectively. It even spurned a Bluebonnet Bowl offer in 1982 when it was 6-3-1 prior to the regular-season finale. And now it accepted a bid to the Liberty Bowl, run by Notre Dame graduate Bud Dudley, at 6-5. The program was castigated for lowering the bar. The student newspaper, The Observer, even had a drawing of the Golden Dome in an editorial cartoon, with the words “Sold Out” rubber-stamped on it. Word was the seniors voted against going, but were talked out of it.

    This year, the Irish are receiving similar criticism for going to a bowl with a 6-6 mark – especially an expensive trip to Hawaii when University president Rev, John I. Jenkins C.S.C. recently issued a plea to tighten the budget.

  35. Pride. December 19, 2008 11:54 am

    don’t we want to welcome more students to our institution? this is not MIT or harvard.

    Thank goodness Al? Have you ever seen the dance team at M.I.T.?

  36. Ralph December 19, 2008 11:55 am

    I’m glad the JJ issue is settled and how the money is to be distributed..scholarship and discretionary funds for Virginia…no political tie ins where the money is put in the general fund-Virginia knows the needs of the University and its priorities and having discretionary funds will help her take a small step to attain her vision in making UH a top flight university….

  37. al. December 19, 2008 11:56 am

    haka….tks for spelling it out but what the heck is this?


    nevermind i just got it.

    i think though, these days they refer to it as “nli”.

  38. Kazz December 19, 2008 11:56 am

    Since it’s official…


    David Hafoka
    Rodney Bradley
    Melvin “Tank” Hopkins of Navarro College
    Brett Leonaord
    Lametrius Davis


  39. Garret December 19, 2008 11:57 am

    Article about how many teams lose money by going to bowl games. Interesting that the WAC gives $1.6 mil to bowls (including the Hawaii Bowl) in order to get WAC teams to play in those bowls.

    Even members of the so-called power conferences lose money playing in second-tier games such as the Motor City Bowl.

    “We all know what the deal is,” said Karl Benson, commissioner of the Western Athletic Conference. “It’s the cost of doing business … Nobody’s deceived.”

    Nobody but the general public, perhaps.

    Figures on the NCAA’s Web site report that the 29 non-BCS bowls generated $76 million last season, and the widely published bowl “payouts” indicate those games produced millions more. But those numbers are misleading for one primary reason: tickets are counted as revenue even when thousands go unsold.

    Case in point: The Humanitarian Bowl, which by contract pits schools from the WAC and the ACC, pledges about $250,000 a year toward the WAC in “sponsorship fees.” No money exchanges hands. That’s because the Humanitarian Bowl keeps the $250,000 as a “sponsorship fee,” according to Benson, the conference commissioner.

    Benson said the WAC paid more than $600,000 in those fees to bowls last year.

    “What do you get in exchange? Nothing,” he said. “Well, sometimes there might be a banner at a luncheon or a program ad or something like that.”

    Widely published figures show the New Mexico Bowl, the Hawaii Bowl and the Humanitarian Bowl – all three of which by contract take WAC teams – pay out a combined $4.5 million. Benson said his conference spent $1.6 million to send schools to those bowls but got no money in return.

    The reason the WAC and other conferences can continue to survive without filing for bankruptcy is (sorry, playoff fans) the BCS.

    This five marquee bowl games generate about $145 million a year, and all of the 119 teams classified as members of the Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly known as Division I-A) share in the revenue. That money covers the cost of playing in the lower-level bowl games – at least in theory.

  40. Kazz December 19, 2008 11:59 am

    June Jones,

    Mahalo for your continued support of UH athletics.

  41. Garret December 19, 2008 11:59 am

    I’m glad that the 5 JC recruits signed…and that Chizzy will be a Warrior too.

  42. Garret December 19, 2008 12:00 pm

    I’m glad that the JJ contract dispute has been settled. I figured it might be finalized at $200k, so UH got $10 more than I thought!

  43. Ralph December 19, 2008 12:00 pm

    Long Beach Poly on TV this saturday, I believe they play Grant in the CIF quarterfinals, or there will be four championships for different divisions on TV

  44. jojo ® December 19, 2008 12:00 pm

    is that a real al.? Doing laundry on Friday? Or are you gigi?

  45. al. December 19, 2008 12:00 pm

    pride….yah, those mit boys sure had some ugly legs on them. but, they sure could move those hips. i guess it is a trait akin to most engineers.

  46. labrat December 19, 2008 12:01 pm

    JJ was on radio this morning. He still supports the Warriors and watches games and even some of the local news.

  47. jojo ® December 19, 2008 12:02 pm

    good job UH Foundation!

  48. Stephen Tsai December 19, 2008 12:02 pm

    Sounds like it was a no-contest plea, too.
    UH gets its money; Jones doesn’t admit guilt or, for that matter, use any personal finances.

  49. al. December 19, 2008 12:02 pm

    jojo….i have a lot of dirty laundry…pants esp.
    worst case scenario is that i ran out of beck’s.
    can anyone help me out on this?
    eh, you live down the street eh?

  50. homey December 19, 2008 12:04 pm

    bstunna2002 – got a link?

  51. ryan December 19, 2008 12:04 pm

    any of JJ’s money going to be able to trickle down to the football team?

  52. Ralph December 19, 2008 12:05 pm

    Al’s doing only 3 loads, so Jojo, he needs to max out at 5 loads to reach Gigi status….

  53. Garret December 19, 2008 12:05 pm


    It sure sounds like a good deal for JJ…he didn’t use any of his personal money! UH gets its money and JJ keeps all of his money…

  54. bstunna2002 December 19, 2008 12:06 pm

    so how does one become a TSAIKO?

  55. LizKauai [Believer] December 19, 2008 12:08 pm

    ST: typo
    “a pleather jacket”

    And this, perhaps?
    Brett Leonaord


  56. LizKauai [Believer] December 19, 2008 12:10 pm

    bstunna2002- to late, you qualify already!

    MAHALO and ALOHA all involved in settling the June Jones matters.
    Happy Holidays, indeed!

  57. bstunna2002 December 19, 2008 12:11 pm


    Sorry bloggin from work on my iphone so I can’t paste the link. I read the article and it said Hawaii is still on the top of his list and that he’ll be taking his visits in January.

  58. Jay December 19, 2008 12:11 pm

    Hey al, I believe you can put more than 1 pants in the machine.

  59. Jay December 19, 2008 12:12 pm

    pleather = pake leather. (chinese or filipino, makes sense both ways) lol.

  60. haka December 19, 2008 12:14 pm

    please air your dirty laundry somewhere else…

  61. false al December 19, 2008 12:14 pm


    first you poop your pants, then, you wash all of them on friday all the while sipping a beck’s which you must nurse the whole day even if it is only chilled by your central air system, which in reality is only a split system unit. you can watch while sitting on your new, well, one year old blue carpet as you listen to yanni or watch tv on your 52 incher.

    oh, and after your lean cuisine dinner or was it jenny craig, you stay at home and wait for your spouse who travels 5-10 miles away to rendezous at a fitness club.

    oh, you can quit on several occasions, habut, but, three strikes you are out. after that no one will beg you back. you can lurk if you wish.

    enough said.

  62. Mrs. A-House December 19, 2008 12:16 pm

    Good Morning!

    May I join James (Jesse) in thanking all who attended last evening’s Christmas Party at Murphy’s, not only for their usual enthusiasm and commitment to having a great time, but also for the unsolicited generosity in adding the “extras” that made the evening that much more special…

    Myki and SJMacro, Mr. & Mrs. D1shima, A-Joe & A-Sports, Wafan, A-House, Midori, Stretch and Mrs. Heinekenhealer, thank you for the table favors and snacks, Warrior beads and door prizes.

    And so, it is with a huge sigh of relief that I admit myself to the confines of retirement from any future game coordination. The fierce and often times serious competition last evening was a sight to behold, and I am genuinely appreciative of the effort and spirit put forth by the competitors. Congratulations to UHFan808, Chris from Kewalo, Dr. Heinekenhealer…oh…and to myself for picking my own number as the grand prize winner (yikes! how did that happen???). What can I say except, “win if you can, lose if you must, but always do what you need to do to pick your own name/number.”

    Pride. – please give your thumb a hot soak and massage…you were a fierce competitor who went beyond the call of duty to participate and add to the fun and frivolity…and I appreciate that very much!

    Wafan – Thank you for sending over the box of Aplets and Cotlets which was given out as a door prize.

    Koakane – Just for you, I’ll repeat what the grand door prize was…a limited edition, one-of-a-kind, personally autographed, suitable for framing, 8×10 photo/ad of our blog host, created by moi’. It sits in a place of honor next to my Colt Brennan autographed football helmet.

    See you at the Hawaii Bowl t-gate…

  63. Pride. December 19, 2008 12:16 pm

    Koa Kane
    5-8 240 lbs.
    5.0 sec. 20 yard dash
    8.0 sec. 40 yard dash
    6.0 sec. 40 w/a cooler of Heineken at the finish line.
    2″ Vertical Jump
    24″ Vertcal Jump with a cooler of beer atop the cross bar
    6″ Broad Jump
    5′ Broad Jump with A- Sports kicking said player in the butt
    11.0 second T-Test
    20.0 second Shuttle Test

    “I Koakane commit to playing for the University of Hawaii Warriors for the 2009 football season. I have met all of the academic requirements for acceptance into the University System.”

    “I have already been accepted into the School of Education in their remedial teaching program. After teaching in the Department of Education for 30 years, it was discovered that a number of the teachers and administators were not as smart as the students. The State department of education has developed a program where the State will pay for these teachers and administators to go back and further their basic education so that they can at least keep one step ahead of their students. I will be enrolled in this program so will be able to free up a football scholarship for some other worthy student athlete who is not as good as me but indeed is a needy student.”


    Koakane, Student and Athlete
    Jesse James, My Daddy
    KoaMahu, My Mommy
    Homey, My little brother
    Stretch, Kama, Wreck, My posse

  64. bstunna2002 December 19, 2008 12:16 pm

    woohoo I’m oficially a TSAIKO AURITE.

  65. Jack Flash December 19, 2008 12:20 pm

    Was the anonymous $100K donor someone other than JJ himself? If not, then that probably came from him personally huh?

  66. Pride. December 19, 2008 12:20 pm

    Congratulations to Coach Mack and the coaches for securing the fax from Koakane and his commitment to play for the Warriors during the 2009 season. Perhaps he will stay awake during games, now that he will be seated on the bench, I mean playing on the field.

  67. jojo ® December 19, 2008 12:22 pm

    Ralph, thanks for the clarification, I was getting nervous over where I could find some Becks. I don’t think it’s on sale.

  68. Stephen Tsai December 19, 2008 12:22 pm

    Jack Flash:
    Not sure who the anonymous donor is.
    But I think I need one of those.

  69. al December 19, 2008 12:23 pm

    ralph….come on now. i bought a front loader so i can wash a dozen or more pooped pants at the same time. just gotta wash em twice to rid the scents, especially on weeks where i’ve had a few buffets.

  70. al December 19, 2008 12:24 pm

    bstunna… more initiation right. see you at the tailgate on wednesday with your box of king crab legs. no worry, beef curry, i have the butter and bighilo is also bringing a box.

  71. A-House December 19, 2008 12:33 pm

    JJ’s settlement:

    Why the extra $10?

    Is it like going into a restaurant, get no service, and leave a penny inside an upside down glass filled with water? We did that once at the old College Inn at the corner of University Ave and Dole Street.

    Does this mean that the “e-mails” really existed? OK, you contract law afficinados, when does one “overlook” the written contract and why?

    Did UH accept the $200,010 to avoid going to trial? Were they afraid of losing?

    On a happier note, WELCOME TO THE WARRIOR FAMILY all the JC recruits who have submitted their LOIs. You know, in the military, LOI means Letter of Instruction – ie, lesson plan for all you teachers out there!!

    OK coaches, keep on trucking on all the other recruits so you reap the rewards on NLOI day?

    BTW, why is Sark targeting UH commits? Does he have a bone to pick? Is there something he needs to scratch between his lower cheeks?
    Was there an agreement with USC that he will NOT target their recruits? or any PAC 10 recruit? Get a life Sark, if you and/or USC did not recruit UH recruits, why chase them now? I believe all solid UH commits will stand by their word because it represent their character!

  72. FloridaTed December 19, 2008 12:35 pm

    Good afternoon, Tsaiko-Nation and Tsai-Meister.

    Great opening salvo of LOI signees, a hell of a start. Can’t wait to see when it’s finished. Keep the train rolling.

  73. al December 19, 2008 12:36 pm

    lost in the shuffle……..

    congratulations to our new warriors. a life changing experience no doubt. learn the pidgin, eat the rice, enjoy the l & l plate lunches, lucky you live hawaii.

    David “goliath” Hafoka
    Rodney “forest (as in gump cuz he’ll be a running and keep on a running)” Bradley
    Melvin “Tank” Hopkins
    Brett “da brick” Leonard
    Lametrius (why mess with such a pretty name) Davis
    Chizzie “dizzie” Dimude

    more to come…..
    aaron “knock you down” brown
    kevin “whizz” williams
    zach “monsta” masch

  74. FloridaTed December 19, 2008 12:38 pm

    I’m glad that JJ issue is resolved and we all can move on. He does love Hawaii and there’s no doubt in my mind about that. I’m sure he will retire there and keep all doors open. Good luck to him. I hope his team does better next year.

  75. Stephen Tsai December 19, 2008 12:39 pm

    I don’t think JJ should have paid anything.
    The contract was for five years. He coached five seasons.
    It worked out fine. JJ got his money. UH got money. JD is the AD.
    And I’ve got some extra hard copies of the bowl media guide I must find a way to distribute.

  76. FloridaTed December 19, 2008 12:42 pm


    I would love to get one.

  77. Jack Flash December 19, 2008 12:43 pm

    If only JJ had actually “coached” at the Sugar Bowl, I think people would have been more forgiving of the moolah. Just my opinion…

  78. Just Saying December 19, 2008 12:44 pm


    December 19th, 2008 at 11:46 am
    chizzie “make you dizzy” dimude…..come on down!

    we been waiting for you man. i think the jack sula and chizzie dizzie team will open some eyes in o-9.

    don’t forget about the possibility of Libre returning and Leon “the hype” Wright-Jackson as well.

  79. Rob25 December 19, 2008 12:45 pm

    Good Afternoon Tsaikos and Tsaikettes!

    Whew, what a party last night. Thanks to (J)J, Mr. & Mrs. A-House, midori7, UHFan808, Addahknows, d1shimas and everyone else involved in the planning and coordination.

    Tsaikos really know how to party right! It was a great night sharing with friends and seeing everyone before I leave.

    Stretch – I got the email…thanks. I thought that you might forget, but when I opened it wasn’t as disgusting looking as the pig’s head. Please don’t start sending me daily pics of dead animals that people eat.

    Koakane- Did you eat the Chex mix? I’m still not sure that you ate the cake! We are going to ask for photographic proof next time.

    ST – Thanks for the Colt Brennan Heisman Brochure…I didn’t remember that it was autographed. Now I will have to frame and put next to my helmet. Please drag Wena to the next get together!

  80. Just Saying December 19, 2008 12:46 pm


    December 19th, 2008 at 11:53 am
    sorry, eh. i running back and forth to the laundry room. today is friday and i have a dozen pants to wash.

    oh man, oh man, oh man….this is just waaaaay to easy…..way to easy.

  81. las vegas December 19, 2008 12:48 pm

    How about a contest?
    Like the first one from Las Vegas who begs and pleads gets a copy of the hard guide.
    please, please, pretty please, please

  82. las vegas December 19, 2008 12:51 pm

    Or the winner (actually the loser) of the Wafan look-a-like contest
    Sorry Wafan.

  83. lava December 19, 2008 12:53 pm

    I’d feel better if ST mentioned that the other JC guys not named Chizzy are also in the works, specifically Aaron Brown. Any status on him?

  84. WarriorMojo December 19, 2008 12:54 pm

    Re Tepa’s Yahoo write up:

    I pulled this is from the other board. I normally wouldn’t quote this much, but ….

    “I’m going to take my visits after this game and have to take as many as I can,” said Tepa. “I’m not sure which weekends I’ll be where, but it will be in January. But it’s cool, we’re just happy to be playing.”

    The verbal to Hawaii said he remains committed to the Warriors, but the likelihood remains that he’ll be taking some visits to places besides the Islands come January.

    “I’m still a commit to Hawaii, but I’ll know better after I take my visits,” said Tepa. “I know I’m going to visit Hawaii for sure and then I’ll probably set up visits with Oregon, Oregon State and UCLA.”

    Tepa said that Hawaii is also the favorite for his signature, thanks to their early interest in him, but the other schools offering him present an intriguing option.

    “Coach (Don) Pellum from Oregon has been recruiting me real hard and I have some friends there,” said Tepa. “Coach (Todd) Howard at UCLA said they really want me and I went to a couple of their games and its close to home. Oregon State has a lot of Polynesian guys too that I know.”

    Tepa did admit that those three Pac-10 schools plus Hawaii remain the most serious suitors for him and the only schools he plans to visit at this point.

    In the meantime, the stellar defensive end would prefer to wait out the recruiting process.

    “My focus is on the season, we have one more week and a chance to win the state championship. I can worry about recruiting after the season,” said Tepa.

  85. labrat December 19, 2008 12:55 pm

    Chizzy “going make defenders dizzy” Dimude.

  86. Garret December 19, 2008 12:55 pm


    Didn’t the JJ Foundation *already* announce that it was going to be donating money to a scholarship fund in the name of Dr. Kanalu Young?

  87. SteveM December 19, 2008 12:56 pm

    I agree with ST about JJ not paying. If JJ stuck around until the end of the contract– Mac might not be our coach, HF might still be around, JD might not be our AD, and the recruiting and training programs for UH (and SMU) would certainly be hurting.

    It burns me up that we had to pay off HF and then ironically chase after JJ to pay for doing the right thing and leaving when he did (if he was going to leave).

  88. al December 19, 2008 12:56 pm

    just saying….

    just saying that i am not a poor sport and i can handle some admiration by some person with much time on his/her hands.

    i haven’t forgotten about lwj nor libre. but, just saying how excited i am about these two incoming running backs. based upon the vid clips we have procured a mean smash and dash duo here. yah, the dynamic duo if you will.

  89. Garret December 19, 2008 12:57 pm

    Are there now two donations from the JJ Foundation or is this money being credited to the settlement? This is from ST’s blog in October.

    The June Jones Foundation has established an annual scholarship in which $2,500 will be awarded to a deserving UH student majoring in Hawaiian Studies.
    The Dr. Kanalu Young Hawaiian Studies Scholarship is named after the inspiration for the Eo Na Toa chant used by the Warriors last season. Kanalu recently passed away.

  90. LizKauai [Believer] December 19, 2008 12:58 pm

    And we might not be looking at an almost completed Ching/Cooke Field.

  91. Just Saying December 19, 2008 12:58 pm

    dang, what is the weight limit on those chairs?

    How about some linemen-friendly gifts!

  92. J-Dog December 19, 2008 1:02 pm

    So when are they planning to start on the rest of the Ching Complex?

    Doesn’t that mean the Ching/Cooke field won’t be available again during construction?

  93. al December 19, 2008 1:04 pm

    wm….thanks for the good read. seems like we are always up against the oregons and uclas of the world. oh, and the udub’s. why don’t they just allow us into their conference so we can start beating up on them on a regular basis, then we’ll see about who keeps who on the recruiting trail.

  94. BG December 19, 2008 1:04 pm

    Dragged this over from the previous blog entries

    “December 19th, 2008 at 10:49 am


    Should have asked you last night, but didn’t. Can you give us an update on moving Saturn’s house, or getting your backyard cut. If you’ve set dates and times, perhaps some extra hands can show up. Hmmm…how big did you say your backyard was…do you measure in square feet or acres?”

  95. Garret December 19, 2008 1:04 pm

    Article discusses how Miami might be moving Samson to guard. Miami’s head coach was the OL coach at Dallas when Johnson was at Dallas and they drafted him with a high draft pick (I think 2nd round)…that might indicate they want Johnson at C when he’s healthy and they’ll have Samson compete at RG.

    The 4-play drive that ended with tight end Joey Haynos’ 19-yard touchdown catch featured Al Johnson at center, and Samson Satele being used as the right guard. Johnson has good punch on his pass blocking technique, but that’s all I learned about him from his eight snaps last week. I’m curious to see how he does as a run blocker, which is presently Satele’s weakness. I’m sure we’ll learn more against the Chiefs because the former Wisconsin Badger is accustomed to playing in cold weather and snow.

    Coach Tony Sparano gave one of his now infamous hints Johnson will get more reps this week. I think there’s a possibility Johnson could end up starting in one of the final three games (notice I said three) if his surgically repaired left knee holds up. Out of this season’s waiver wire gems picked up during this season I suspect the Trifecta feels Johnson, a player Sparano was clearly fond of from his days in Dallas, is the most promising if he gets his knee issues addressed.

  96. Garret December 19, 2008 1:05 pm

    Is there any surprise that Bess blocks better than Miami’s other starting WR? We saw Bess block extremely well during his 3 years at UH.

    Joey Thomas, Courtney Bryan, Brandon London and Erik Walden set up a wall along the right side of the field on Davone Bess’ 27-yard punt return. That unit has gotten better and better the past month, and could be close to helping Bess break one.

    I was really impressed with Bess the blocker last Sunday, and disappointed in Ginn’s pass blocking. There are instances during the game Ginn didn’t even touch a defender on running plays. That’s a problem considering about 70 percent of the Dolphins’ running plays the past three weeks have been pitches to the outside.

  97. al December 19, 2008 1:06 pm

    hah….just saying….i was just gonna say too, that those chairs look like they could only accomodate an MIT dance team member.

    contest…..put all the linemen in a row and have them sit on those chairs winnah of the chicken dinnah first to break and last to break.

  98. homey December 19, 2008 1:06 pm

    Pride. – Thanks for sharing the KK’s LOI. Da bugga one bowling ball!

    (J)J – Just read that 5 guys were arrested in Chinatown. BTW, hope you are ok and got your purse back.

  99. Garret December 19, 2008 1:07 pm

    I’m guessing that Sarkisian isn’t trying to steal USC’s commits because U-Dub doesn’t have much to talk about compared with USC. However, Sarkisian is probably playing the Pac-10 vs. WAC card in trying to get UH commits.

  100. J-Dog December 19, 2008 1:08 pm

    Pac-10 won’t let us in because they won’t be able to use the Pac-10 name for recruiting over UH!

  101. Garret December 19, 2008 1:10 pm

    15 minutes ago I just completed the last bit of work I am supposed to finish this year! The rest of the year is filled with holidays and vacation…I’m going to work some of course, but my contracts won’t be paying any of the work because each day will officially be a holiday or a vacation day.

  102. las vegas December 19, 2008 1:18 pm

    (J)J got away, but broke a stiletto heel in the process

  103. Rob25 December 19, 2008 1:18 pm

    Garret, what dates are you going to be in Las Vegas?

  104. las vegas December 19, 2008 1:19 pm

    What dates are you going to be in LV?

  105. Rob25 December 19, 2008 1:22 pm

    Uh-oh, we’re on the same wave length las vegas!

    Not sure if that’s scary for you or me!

  106. homey December 19, 2008 1:22 pm

    bstunna2002 and WarriorMojo – Thanks for the info and quote. Just hope the Oregon schools and UCLA doesn’t impress him. He looks like he is still growing and will be a force on the Warrior d-line.

  107. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc December 19, 2008 1:25 pm

    Mahalo to everyone who helped arrange last night’s party at Murphy’s. Nice putting faces to blog names as well as getting to know folks’ real names.

    Just a quick reminder that if you missed it – or want to party some more this Sunday, December 21 – please join us for a hosted Football & Food Call this Sunday at Murphy’s to meet up with Kamali’o NYC, a long-time lurker who grew up in Hawai`i (McKinley class of 1968) and now lives in The Big Apple. Dawn will be bringing along her step-son and his wife – they’re both professional musicians.

    We’ll start off by watching the Giants v. Panthers game – pre-game stuff begins at 3 pm – and then will head out to Aiea for Mexican food at El Mariachi – arriving there around 7 pm.

    If you don’t want to come to Murphy’s for the game but want to join us at El Mariachi, please do so.

    The restaurant is not easy to find so you’ll need to caravan out to Aiea from Murphy’s if you’re not already familiar with its location in a multi-level shopping center directly across from Aiea Medical Center and McDonald’s on Moanalua Road.There must be at least 20 retail and restaurants surrounding a parking about half the size of the playing field at Aloha Stadium but split in two sections.

    Dawn really would love to meet up with as many Tsai-kos as possible but will be leaving for the Big Island on December 23 so she cannot make the T-Gate.

    FYI: Coach Alan Inaba’s program at Dole Middle School has received over $250 from generous Tsai-kos – in addition to the football tickets donated by Kamali’o NYC. He’s also applying for a small grant from a local foundation for his program tp help buy shoes, uniforms, equipment, and registration fees for kids whose parents cannot afford to pay them.

    Again a reminder – season ticketholders in any sport will get 50% off on up to eight men’s basektball tickets for Tuesday’s game with UC-Riverside. They did UH in last spring during the Bracketbuster’s game.

    I understand that there’s a karaoke call afterwards, but don’t party too late because The Final T-Gate of the season starts around 9 or 10 am Wednesday morning.


    Finally, today is a sad day for DrDoc and me – Today at 5:30 pm we are taking Hercules, our 16-year-old beautiful black cat, to the veterinarian for our final aloha. In the past month, he’s lost his vision & his hearing and has to be fed by hand with a plastic squisher tube. The failing kidneys and the hyperthryoidism can no longer be controlled with medications. Even though he responds to our hugs and chin & ear scritches, we know it’s time to let him go.

    Bad as this situation is, we’re still reeling from the news that Saturn The Dog has lymphoma and may live another six to eight months before it will be time to take him for his final visit as well. Saturn is five going on six years which is really young for a dog to be diagnosed with lymphome.

    Not a happy holiday season for us humans, but we still have three healthy cats ages 3, 10 and 14 so they will help make things easier for us – plus the two parties on Sunday and Wednesday as well as the basketball and football games.

  108. las vegas December 19, 2008 1:27 pm


  109. Garret December 19, 2008 1:28 pm


    I am really, really sorry to hear about Hercules. My condolences to you and Dr. Doc. Condolences also to you both about Saturn’s situatoin.

  110. Garret December 19, 2008 1:28 pm

    Rob25 and las vegas,

    We will be in Vegas from 12/29 until 12/31.

  111. las vegas December 19, 2008 1:30 pm

    Sorry for the upcoming losses.
    All our pets are family to us too.

  112. Garret December 19, 2008 1:31 pm


    Thank you very much for that article on Tepa. I’ve read some other stuff on him also in the LA/Long Beach papers and I guess we should call him a soft commit…UH has the lead but he’s really good so the Pac-10 schools will go after him hard.

    I’d prefer that UH get the first visit or the last visit. It sounds like UH might get the first visit, which could be nice because they can try to convince him to cancel his other visits…

  113. homey December 19, 2008 1:37 pm

    lv – no worries on the Stiletto’s for (J)J. He shares with many of his shim friends.

    Is Feb. 4th the first day for NLI’s for all other football recruits? That’s a long time to wait and change decisions…

  114. (Jesse) James December 19, 2008 1:40 pm

    Homey…that wasn’t me in Chinatown…I think Jason was cruising hotel street last night…he didn’t want a ride from sj and myki and said he wanted to hang out downtown….hmmmmmm

    Pride…Awesome LOI from KK….da guy get some stats….ROTFLMFAO

  115. al December 19, 2008 1:40 pm

    a good closer would prefer to be the last visit.

  116. al December 19, 2008 1:44 pm

    homey….i am certain that we have some others in our hip pocket just for that rainy day weather.

    the recruit board suits that purpose. that is why, going after mid year transfers/jc recruits is so key for us. at least we have six guys already in the fold add to that stutz2 and sula coming in january as well gives us not only a chance to indoctrinate them into the program but also secures a third of our new people early.

  117. Rob25 December 19, 2008 1:45 pm

    Wow, Garret, that’s a quick trip!

    Looks like we won’t be able to get together when you’re in town. I don’t come in until the 29th depending on road conditions. The A-Houses and midori come in late on the 30th and I will be taking the kids to see “Mystere” at TI.

  118. bstunna2002 December 19, 2008 1:47 pm

    I think Tepa is going to take all of his trips but in the end I see him and GDL in Warrior uniforms hopefully McKay and Richardson too.

  119. Rob25 December 19, 2008 1:51 pm

    homey – How come you couldn’t grace us with your presence last night? At least we got to see Penn State take Nebraska down in volleyball tourney!

  120. homey December 19, 2008 2:02 pm

    Rob25 – huh? what happened last night other than (J)J getting hijacked?

  121. al December 19, 2008 2:02 pm

    not sure if we recruiting mckay and richardson.

    do we see l. davis as a safety?

  122. homey December 19, 2008 2:04 pm

    al – 8 is a good start but the Warriors still need to fill their cupboard. I’d like to really really see the how Paipai and Alema look come spring time.

  123. bstunna2002 December 19, 2008 2:14 pm

    I know we offered Mckay but hopefully we can trip those 4 together in January would be great if they could all see themselves going from Jackrabbits to becoming Warriors.

  124. homey December 19, 2008 2:17 pm

    Just looked at those gift beach chairs and it looks like it can support up to 250#’s. not good…

  125. bstunna2002 December 19, 2008 2:19 pm

    I say if this recruting class pans out the way it seems like it will we could easily finish in the top 25 next season. Of course barring some of the thngs that happened this year with some of the conservative play calling and the time managment if we can get some recievers who can stretch the field defenses better watch out could be ’07 all over again.

  126. homey December 19, 2008 2:30 pm

    According to Hawaii is ranked #43 in football recruiting.

  127. al December 19, 2008 2:31 pm

    we have definitely addressed some of our immediate needs that being speed, defense, oline, and more speed.

    what we all have to realize is that the jc guys should provide instant results with 9 new ones and another 6 in the fold they should help create immediate impact.

    for the most part though, the new hs recruits are typically the future. of those though, i could see sula, stutz2, contributing early if not next year already. sula appears to be physically mature and that position is not as difficult to learn. stutz2 has played in a similar system all his life and his been around the informal workouts for years. he needs at least 15 more pounds though.

    reload baby!

  128. homey December 19, 2008 2:36 pm

    all this talk about football…I have a craving for chinese roast pork (fong’s in Oahu market) and an ice cold beer.

  129. al December 19, 2008 2:38 pm

    homey….what is funny is that as soon as some “big” program starts recruiting the kids we have their star rating goes up. for example; all year iuta tepa’s rating was 2stars and just a day or two ago it jumps up to 3stars because the pac 10 has arrived.

    and yet a one star at scout is a 3 star at and vice versa. that tells you so much about these recruiting experts.

  130. homey December 19, 2008 2:39 pm

    al – do you think we will see the emergence of Heun and the potential of LWJ becoming a reality?

  131. homey December 19, 2008 2:43 pm

    al – let’s fax KK’s LOI to the BCS conferences and see how many stars he gets.

  132. homey December 19, 2008 2:47 pm

    Does anyone think the Warriors will run more plays from under center next season? The obvious times they ran it this season was for qb sneaks and goal line or getting a first down from short yardage.

  133. homey December 19, 2008 2:51 pm

    what’s up with Lingle and the State? Making plenty headlines recently.

    Is this the quiet period of the blog?


    Esme? jojo? A-Sports?

  134. homey December 19, 2008 2:55 pm

    I went to Ward Center this past weekend and it was kinda cloudy. A tourist happened to walk by me as I was exiting the car after I parked it. He was looking at the sky and asked me if that was the sun or the moon. I told him, I don’t know, I don’t live in this area.

  135. Jason December 19, 2008 2:56 pm

    ▌ Homey…that wasn’t me in Chinatown…I think Jason was
    ▌ cruising hotel street last night…he didn’t want a ride from sj and
    ▌ myki and said he wanted to hang out downtown….hmmmmmm

    Hey, I got home at 10:30, Ralph dropped me off. I didn’t want anything to do with your friends. 🙂

  136. homey December 19, 2008 2:56 pm

    FYI, so far the SEC is #1 in recruiting…so what’s new.

  137. jojo ® December 19, 2008 3:01 pm

    jojo went to find some becks

  138. al December 19, 2008 3:02 pm

    heun’s issue is one of will his back heal? his back problems may require surgery. let’s pray that his career is not over before it even got started.

    lwj’s concerns, to me, are confidence. just go out there and do it. it appears to me that his struggles are his trying too much or too hard and is not running instinctively. kind of reminds of mike bass who went through the same stuff i thought. you can see similar frustration on lwj’s face as you did with bass.

    and yet he appears to remain a positive teammate.

  139. homey December 19, 2008 3:03 pm

    1,800 is a lot of chairs the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl is going to distribute!!!

  140. homey December 19, 2008 3:05 pm

    al – so were your answers about Heun and LWJ yes or no?

  141. homey December 19, 2008 3:09 pm

    Mike Bass had the knack for finding every bump in the turf whenever he carried the ball.

  142. Ralph December 19, 2008 3:18 pm

    JJ mentioned the first of two philanthropic initiatives, so ST, what is the second initiative? more money! and its not part of the settlement since it is resolved!

  143. al December 19, 2008 3:33 pm

    homey….only you, only you would go there. we can discuss this further over a peroni or a steiny pure on wednesday. i’ll bring the poke.

  144. scott December 19, 2008 3:38 pm

    I could use one of those pleather jackets. Below freezing and snowing buckets in the northeast. People getting exercise on cross-country skies in the streets. Looking forward to getting a tan at the Hawaii bowl!

  145. homey December 19, 2008 3:44 pm

    al – sadly, I will not be there on Wednesday…

  146. Esme December 19, 2008 3:46 pm

    homey, my ears were burning. Did you use my name in vain again? xD

    Everyone else … good afternoon! Hi, ST!

    Glad to hear a resolution to the JJ issue. That dragged on way too long.

    Sounds like I missed a good one last night. I’m glad you guys had a good time, though! :mrgreen:

    OK, I’m doing a me, whooshing in and out. I’m sprinting … and running on three hours’ sleep for the third night in a row! Can’t decide yet if I despise or love the holidays these days… xD

    Hope everyone is having a great day!


  147. Stephen Tsai December 19, 2008 3:48 pm

    Hello, Esme.
    I heard you’re getting a “bonus” ticket.

  148. homey December 19, 2008 3:51 pm

    Esme must be delirious because her smilies are not all there. BTW, I would never use her name in vain because she is a potential ride home.

    Esme – we really miss you in person… 🙁

  149. homey December 19, 2008 3:56 pm

    Everyone have a nice last weekend of Christmas shopping! TGIF!

    If I don’t see any of you the rest of the month, see you next year!

  150. Kazz December 19, 2008 4:01 pm

    Stephen Tsai:

    December 19th, 2008 at 12:39 pm
    And I’ve got some extra hard copies of the bowl media guide I must find a way to distribute.

    I’ll wash your car!

  151. WarriorMojo December 19, 2008 4:07 pm

    # Kazz:
    December 19th, 2008 at 4:01 pm

    Stephen Tsai:

    December 19th, 2008 at 12:39 pm
    And I’ve got some extra hard copies of the bowl media guide I must find a way to distribute.

    I’ll wash your car!

    I’ll supervise to make sure he does a good job!

  152. Beowulf213 December 19, 2008 4:29 pm

    Aloha everyone. Sounds like the party was lots of fun. Sorry we missed it. We are excited about Jacob’s graduation!!!!!!!!!!!! He’s not sure what is next, but he has several options he will explore. Thanks for being such great UH fans. We will always remember the hours we spent on the internet reading the advertiser and blog and going to tailgates and games. May God bless each one of you. We will be leaving the island Tuesday evening. We were hoping that the bowl game was going to be on Sunday. Darn! We will miss that too. Thanks for your kindness. Merry Christmas to all.

  153. labrat December 19, 2008 4:39 pm

    Good luck to Jacob. Wish him and family the best.

  154. Rob25 December 19, 2008 4:47 pm


    Thanks for sharing your wonderful son and family with us.

    We are the lucky ones.

    Have a great graduation and a safe trip home! Please keep us informed about Jacob’s future plans. We will proudly cheer him on in whatever capacity that may be.

  155. Kazz December 19, 2008 4:49 pm


    I couldn’t contain myself any longer. I bought a few “Shamwows”, but I haven’t even washed my own car in about two months!

  156. Pomai December 19, 2008 4:57 pm

    I wouldn’t mind seeing one of those hard copies finding it’s way all the way to the hills?????

  157. UH recruits December 19, 2008 5:13 pm


    does or did billy ray stutzman have to sign his letter of intent now to play spring ball.
    heard he graduated early.

  158. d1島 December 19, 2008 5:24 pm

    Great news about the settlement of the contract dispute.

    Busy day at work actually was a good thing because otherwise I woulda been draggin’…

    Check back laters. Going try saw some logs so can make it to craft night…

  159. roysan16 December 19, 2008 5:46 pm

    As I remember past Warrior players, the one that stands out as the most happiest-go-luckiest person without a care in the world has to be Timmy Chang. There may be others, like the Dan Robinsons, Adam Leonards and the Jason Elams. And from the Wahine volley ball family definitely Heather Bowen. But for Timmy his personality reflects in his game. And so be it that he has the all time record for having the most thrown interceptions, it’s his zestiness that also made him the all time career passing leader, too. Never will you see another athlete, with such a boyish aura, mostly smiling all the time, endure the ups and downs as he has with the boos and whispers of fans looking at him as a goat one minute and the prodigal son the next absorbing the pressures yet continuing to prevail. For Timmy he just keeps lining up under center, taking the snap and firing away. Hit or miss, there was always a smile. And under the watchful eyes of fans he wanted to succeed more so to fuel this happiness within himself for others to see. And he did. And that’s how I perceive him as being the most nonchalant, nondescript and happiest football I’ve seen at UH. From his St.Louis H.S days, where he was the most prolific passer in Hawaii HS football to his career at UH and later on in the Canadian Football League the impression one gets from watching Timmy growing up is he has a passion for the game. And a zest for life. For all the ones that craved status, Timmy didn’t. He just wanted to play the game.

    It was back in 2004 that I attended a UH practice. Omitting any homerisms, the impression I got seeing Timmy at practice was that he as soon as be an entry level person than a leader. Or the big star of the football team and all the notoriety and newspaper clippings he would rather just concede to others just to go out and play the game for the fun of it. At first impression he didn’t look like the manliest type of football player your coaches covet. More jovial than a bruiser, more timidly, almost shy like that it was an enigma and amazing that he aspired to the heights he did in football. And complementary in his will and resolve to succeed that he did. And this is why I like him. And why fans like him.

    Continuing, as I watched that first practice the script would be seem like I’m embellishing. But truer to form none other than Timmy show up to practice about 2 minutes late. And Timmy returned Coach Jones staredown with smile. And then he received a tongue lashing, for I’m guessing that Timmy brushed it off, like I’m guessing, to hurriedly get in another snap under center and play the game he loved, like a little kid in a candy store so to speak with obviation of any unhappiness. Or surely any coaches tongue lashing.

    Watching him in the passing drills, as I did, even swearfully as I write, I asked another by stander if the quarterback drills. And particularly Timmy passing designed to intentionally throwing the passes not in the receivers breadbasket but, really, almost over their heads or even low to the ground maybe making the receivers have a harder time catching the ball purposefully. Maybe it was this practice I watched. But I wasn’t impressed.Twenty yard passes, no pass rush or linemen to throw over and his passes were terrible. And like this practice he probably shrugs it off. And furthermore all the critiquing by the fans he probably shrugs off. All the NFL gurus saying he wouldn’t be drafted he probably shrugged it off too. For in the end what matters he lives another day to take a snap of the football. And he has up to this year in the Canadian Football League. Thirty years from now, jokingly and maybe not, when he’s older and graying he probably be leading some pickup game somewhere… leading the charges once again…seeing him playing with the youngsters on the sandy beaches fronting Waikiki is something I expect.

    It was later on the a sidewalks in the University area on two different occasions that my perception of Timmy was further enhanced. Twice, and this may seem to be made up. But who comes barrelling on their bicycle nearly running the pedestrians over and myself none other than Timmy. Yet once again, by now, the infectious smile and grin I remember seeing as he sped by no doubt his knowing the pedestrians know who he is…but true to form not with a care in the world he sped by.

    With his career probably winding down in the CFL, I pay tribute to Timmy Chang for going over there and giving it a try. Some I see, more talented, just wither away and regret later in life that they didn’t give football a full shot. For Timmy there has to be a lot of contention in his heart that he absorbed the full extent of football, which in a way sates his thirst for life. And gives him happiness. Best wishes and thank you, Timmy Chang for epitomizing the greatness of not only the greatness of UH Warrior but that of a person.

  160. FloridaTed December 19, 2008 6:15 pm


    Wow, that’s a Hall of Fame speach, but the best description of Timmy Chang I’ve read. You’ve captured his essence very nicely.

  161. FloridaTed December 19, 2008 6:18 pm

    That St. Louis field looks pretty chewed up.

  162. FloridaTed December 19, 2008 6:20 pm


    Just got your pictures from the party, thank you. A lot of fun seems be had by all.

  163. al December 19, 2008 7:03 pm

    to be honest. the boos really, really hurt timmy chang. the boos really, really hurt his mother and sister, the boos really, really, really hurt his father. to their credit they never publicly put down the local people who were booing.

  164. FloridaTed December 19, 2008 7:12 pm


    The boo-birds were a fairly small minority. They’re the same idiots still doing it today.

  165. A-House December 19, 2008 7:21 pm

    Listening to L&L on the way to work this morning, I started to wonder if the “big name” college hoops schools ever lose scholarships with so many players consistently leaving school after their freshman or sophmore year.

    For example, how many players left school after their freshman or sophmore year in the past 5 years?

    Do these players ever go back to school and get their degree in 3 or 4 years? With all the commitments, wonder how they finish the necessary credits, as a part-tme student, to graduate within the magic “5 -year” rule established by the NCAA? How does the NCAA “track” these players to determine if they graduated?

    I know that UH was duct scholarship(s) the past year or two because players did not complete school in 5 years.

  166. murf December 19, 2008 7:28 pm

    sup everyone,
    I had a good time at the party last night and it was nice meeting everyone. Thanks to everyone who was involved with the party.

  167. d1島 December 19, 2008 7:32 pm

    Howzit murf!

    It was a pleasure meeting you as well.
    Now you can sign Mrs. A-house’s book! 🙂

  168. BG December 19, 2008 8:07 pm

    Good evening ALL

    To the Beowulf Ohana….do keep us aprised of Jacob’s plans. He is a son of rare quality, and we’d love to keep tabs on him. From all of the Tsaiko’s… ((((HUGS))))

  169. wafan December 19, 2008 8:07 pm

    Yahoo!!! The Warriors will play Wazzu in Seattle next year. Could that be the Wa-Wa game? HA!

    Right now r/t air from SEA/LAS is running just over $300. Waiting a bit more to see if the price will come down. Hope if does no go the other way.

  170. BG December 19, 2008 8:11 pm


    Wow! Thanks for the time you took to do your post. TC was certainly a major cog in the resurrection of the UH football program. I’ll always be grateful to him for staying and playing for the home team.

  171. wafan December 19, 2008 8:12 pm

    Hi BG!

    Did you ever get that envelope from UHfan808? I sent it via Stretch who gave it to UHfan808 to give to you.

  172. chawan_cut December 19, 2008 8:35 pm
    tonight’s news
    JJ settlement. he’s in town
    Hawaii’s press conference

  173. Garret December 19, 2008 9:05 pm


    Congratulations to Jacob and your entire family for his graduation! You must be so proud and happy for him…wish I could be there to cheer for him at graduation.

    We all wish Jacob the best and know that his dedication and character will ensure that he will be a success at whatever he decides to do.

  174. Stretch December 19, 2008 9:06 pm

    wafan – I hope that BG got the envelope via whoever because right now I can’t remember the details. Sorry

  175. Garret December 19, 2008 9:09 pm

    The Angels get to keep their name…the lawyers were the big winners in this case.

    The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim can keep their name after all.

    In a ruling expected to end a legal challenge from the city of Anaheim that lasted nearly four years, a state appellate court today declined to set aside a jury verdict in favor of the Angels.

    The city has paid $3.7 million to the two law firms representing Anaheim, through Sept. 30, according to City Atty. Jack White. The firms agreed to cap the city’s legal fees for the appeal at $150,000.

    The Angels’ legal fees are expected to exceed $8 million, according to two sources familiar with the case who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk about the case.

  176. Garret December 19, 2008 9:12 pm


    I was a big fan of Timmy Chang and never even thought about booing him. Thank you for the insight into him and the tribute to him.

    However, I should point out that being late to practice and not focusing in drills would show a lack of focus in trying to reach his potential…maybe Timmy would have had more success if he took practice more seriously?

  177. BG December 19, 2008 9:12 pm

    wafan…Aloha bruddah! Just got off the phone with Kekoa. We were talking about airfares to Vegas, getting into the 2009 Blog Party, and a Tsaiko cheering section in Aloha Stadium for the 2009 football season. You know…just shootin’ the breeze 😀 Hope you’re enjoying your time off. Hey…what’s a little snow and ice?!!

    Anyways, I owe you an email soon…chiao

  178. Garret December 19, 2008 9:13 pm

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

    Canadian PhD student found a way to modify cell phones so that they use 12x less power than before!

  179. Garret December 19, 2008 9:13 pm

    The guy who bred mutant fruit flies for DARPA that only needed 1/3 the normal amount of sleep just joined the DARPA project to create a fake cat brain.

  180. Garret December 19, 2008 9:14 pm

    NASA plans to donate its shuttles and spare main engines for free to museums and educational institutions. However, the decommisioning costs will have to be paid by the receiving organizations–that comes out to $42 million for a shuttle and about $600k for an engine. I wonder if any museum in Hawaii wants to have a shuttle to show off?

  181. Garret December 19, 2008 9:15 pm

    RIM seems to be doing well–the day the BlackBerry Storm launched they added the most subscribers ever for a single day.

  182. Garret December 19, 2008 9:15 pm

    74-year-old man was shot in the head with a bullet and says that his head hurts (the bullet is still in his head) but not enough to keep him from his job!

  183. Garret December 19, 2008 9:15 pm

    Free play links pau.

  184. Esme December 19, 2008 9:20 pm

    homey! Awww, you like me! You really like me!

    OK, I’m done. Back to working and lurking. 😆

  185. Garret December 19, 2008 9:26 pm

    Someone on this blog mentioned that Isi Sofele was on a recruiting visit to UH a couple of weekends ago (Cinci game weekend probably). JJ paid a home visit to Isi and JJ said very nice things about JJ and how the home visit went.

    Unfortunately for both UH and SMU, Cal offered Isi a scholarship shortly after JJ’s home visit and he’s apparently going to go there.

  186. Garret December 19, 2008 9:29 pm


    Too bad that the timing doesn’t look like it will work for Vegas…I guess if my trip is too short to work with everyone else’s schedule, you folks will get to meet up without me. Too bad for me.

    The reason why my trip is so short is because we’re basically getting paid to go to Vegas for those days. That is why we can afford to go on the trip…

  187. Garret December 19, 2008 9:34 pm


    I agree that a closer would want to have the last visit…if everything was equal. In certain cases, I’d like for UH to be first and most cases last would be best. For situations where a recruit has been committed for a long time and could be convinced to skip his other visits if UH can close the commitment in a visit, going first might be best. The recruit won’t need to see the superior facilities at the Pac-10 schools and hear all the negative recruiting that they will say about the WAC and UH.

    Tony Tuioti noted that you can tell your position in the recruit’s pecking order by whether or not you get the weekend you want for a visit. If UH can’t have the last visit, I’d want them to get the first…often times the first visit makes a big impression on a recruit. Going 2nd, 3rd, or 4th just isn’t as good as being 1st or last.

  188. d1島 December 19, 2008 9:52 pm

    In recruiting, it’s the Mom.
    You gotta “get” the Mom….

  189. Rob25 December 19, 2008 10:30 pm

    Getting ready for bed, just catching up.

    roysan: I am a big fan of Timmy Chang. I felt so bad for him when the boos would come out…just like I do for all of the players. It was so nice to see him stay home and play. Thank you for reminding us what a pleasant person he is.

    Garret: We will meet some day soon I hope. Maybe we can get together when I leave Vegas for LA area. I will be getting together with Ronnie and she may want to set up some kind of CC.

    murf: It’s nice to see you posting. I am so glad that you came to the party. It takes some courage to show up and not know anyone. I don’t know that I would have done that originally, but now we are like one big happy family. Bring some friends next time! High five to you!!

    Esme: Nice to see you on..for the short time that you are. I’m a mom, totally understand.

    Good night everyone! Gotta get up for a soccer game at Kalani!

  190. SteveM December 19, 2008 10:59 pm

    Slow day on the blog. Earlier this week I was worried when I could not get into and link to one of the old HA blog archives. Testing tonight, I was glad when the link to Cat’s coverage of the first blog party (just 2 years ago on December 28) worked. It was also at Murphy’s Bar Grill. I enjoyed reading the 43 comments posted…and seeing who posted 🙂

  191. 808ike December 19, 2008 11:12 pm

    A-House re #165

    Last year, the NCAA rules commitee changed the regulation for early entrance
    into the draft. I can’t remember the exact quote but the general interpretation of
    this new regulation states: A student athlete apply for the draft early. the
    applicant must notify some organizations. I think the draft commitee and NCAA.
    He/she must fulfill compliances set forth by the NCAA. When all requirements
    are met the institution would not be penalized.

    A few years ago, I also wondered about this. Especially in men’s BB, most of
    the great players were leaving after their first or second year. Schools such
    as UCLA, Texas, Kansas and other top schools sometimes have 2 or 3
    players applying early for the draft. If the original rules were not altered, these
    institutions eventually could not implement a team. All their scholarship would
    be utilized for penalties.

  192. shark December 20, 2008 12:24 am

    I think next year we will have a faster team

  193. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER December 20, 2008 1:00 am

    Phew, what a day!
    Tomorrow is another one!

    Beowulf213- nice to see you again! All the best to Jacob. It was great seeing him on the sidelines during homecoming (Kekoa and I won sideline passes) – always encouraging, keeping the guys in the game…!

    OK time to nigh nigh.

    Hey- anyone interested in going to the ProBowl???

    Sweet Warrior Dreams!

  194. Ralph December 20, 2008 2:03 am

    murf what happened to your other half murphy

  195. bighilofan2 December 20, 2008 2:11 am

    Howzit Tsaikos everywhere.

    ho boy, JJ settlement. Good deal for everybody involved. I agree wit SteveM, da guy neva need pay. I only habut wit him cuz his appearance on da sidelines on da national stage. In hindsight, we all now know he was already in da digging out mode.

    But if he neva leave den, this past season would have been a total disaster, so I thank him for leaving earlier than later.

    great post on Timmy Chang. you are soooo right. he contributed greatly to UH. without question.

  196. bighilofan2 December 20, 2008 2:19 am

    just gettin Stutz2 in practice and early rotation, with Stutz1 input, will improve the whole team calibre.

    the youth is going to drive our team forward.

    Go Warriors!!!!

    the Hawaii Bowl this week will be a great visual for the UH recruits. think about this. except for USC, what PAC10 team player can say they are playing in a bowl game that is a life long dream. Even at 7-6, Hawaii is playing Notre Dame in front of a national crowd and rabid home town fans with chance to claim some major Irish karma as its own. It don’t get better than this for a set of new coaches.

    Go Warriors!!!

  197. bighilofan2 December 20, 2008 2:21 am

    Monday nite luau Queen’s Beach. 😀

  198. bighilofan2 December 20, 2008 2:25 am

    I wish the Irish a great day at Waikiki beach on Monday. All day.


    sunbathing. 😀 walking the beach, looking at the pretty girls. all day.

    :mrgreen: nyuck nyuck nyuck :mrgreen: j/k

  199. bighilofan2 December 20, 2008 2:27 am

    a reddish tinge to da greenies. :mrgreen: 😆 :mrgreen:

  200. bighilofan2 December 20, 2008 2:29 am

    wouldn’t be a fair scrap if i neva worn em, huh! 😀

    national tv. gotta be one fair scrap!

    wouldn’t want it any other way.

    Go Warriors!

  201. bighilofan2 December 20, 2008 2:41 am





    now go out there and knock some little green guyz around! 😀

  202. HiFlyer December 20, 2008 2:45 am


    Howzit. What you think, more easy for acclimate from the cold weather area to warm or from the warm weather area to the cold in less than a week?

  203. bighilofan2 December 20, 2008 2:45 am

    great article

  204. bighilofan2 December 20, 2008 2:49 am

    hiya Flyer. 😀

    no question cold to warm way mo easier. especially if you stay in da shade.

    but da hardest part is putting your guard down against da sun. 😀
    nuttin like one pa pa’a walking down Waikiki. yu see dem on da sidewalk at da light. yu lookin at dem in dare bayfeen suit and yu seein da redlines from da day bee4 and yu sayin to yurself, “omygod. 😀

  205. bighilofan2 December 20, 2008 2:53 am

    Coach is right. da bruddaz gotta behave. we on national watch right now. i been on my best behavior all week. 😀 ahem 😀

  206. bighilofan2 December 20, 2008 2:58 am

    when you on da national stage and you wanna be big time, you gotta step up to da challenge. no ifs ans or butts. 😀 fame don’t come easy, and it don’t come cheap! Good takes hard work. Great takes more hard work. Super … well… you get the idea!

  207. bighilofan2 December 20, 2008 3:03 am

    i sure hope Jimmy D is fillin up our future schedules with quality opponents.

  208. bighilofan2 December 20, 2008 3:06 am

    see ya at da TGate

  209. Ralph December 20, 2008 4:15 am

    good morning wafan….dmitcho you seem to get up later that wafan in the pnw

  210. Garret December 20, 2008 5:07 am

    So, according to the Advertiser, the contract dispute between JJ and UH was settled on *November 20*, but they just didn’t have time to announce it until now! That press release sure took a long time to put together…

  211. Garret December 20, 2008 5:10 am

    It would seem from the timing of everything that the donation settlement counted the JJ Foundation donation in honor of Dr. Young that was announced by ST in October.

  212. Garret December 20, 2008 5:15 am

    I really think that the JJ Foundation would have donated that money to honor Dr. Young anyway…and when JJ left he said that the JJ Foundation would continue to support causes in Hawaii.

  213. wafan December 20, 2008 6:34 am

    A frosty morning to everyone!!!

  214. d1島 December 20, 2008 6:40 am

    Great Morning All!

    Howzit wafan! #2 son is “sweating it out” in PDX that his flight can make it out tomorrow so he can have a Mele Kalikimaka.

  215. wafan December 20, 2008 6:44 am

    d1 . . .

    Blizzard-like conditions forecast for some areas of western OR and WA. I hope your boy is set for an early bus ride from McM to PDX.

    Weather is supposed to hit later today and run through tomorrow morning — coming up from the south. My best guess is the snow and ice storm will be just about finished by mid-morning except for the resultant layer of snow and ice.

    We are expecting up to 1′ of snow where I am — South Puget Sound. But, that is not as bad as the projected 2′ on the eastern side of the Olympics and Cascades.

    Expect delays!

  216. whitey December 20, 2008 6:46 am

    Good morning Tsaikos. Looks like going to be a good day on Maui.

    The JC recruiting looks very good and the coaches did a good job.

    The Hawaii Bowl will definitely be one of the better bowls this year, but will actually help the tourist industry with new reservations. Now, if the airlines are honest, they would drop their baggage charges because fuel prices have gone down.

    GO WARRIORS!!!!!!

  217. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER December 20, 2008 6:50 am

    Ho- d1, hope he can get out of PDX. I just posted snow pix from my daughter’s house. They got a foot of white stuff.

    OK. time to get rolling into Rotary Saturday and night!

  218. wafan December 20, 2008 6:52 am

    Snow already falling in Portland.

    It is 8-degrees outside. That is correct — a single digit.

    Foolish. News is showing a woman in a short skirt with high heels walking on the icy sidewalk. Fashion before comfort and safety, I guess. Have to get an ice-pick to go shi-shi.

  219. brew808 December 20, 2008 6:54 am


    wafan – Keep your darn cold weather up there in Wash! 😈 😯 😀

  220. wafan December 20, 2008 6:57 am

    Just a few more days until the Irish get to experience a sneak attack in December.

    Is the forecast for bright and sunny skies?

  221. wafan December 20, 2008 7:01 am

    Brew . . .

    I am blaming Plate Techtonics.

    You guys fell off the continent and have now slid upward to where we used to be. As a result, we are now up where Alaska was.

    Darn Juan de Fuca Fault Line.

  222. whitey December 20, 2008 7:02 am

    ok, now that d1 #2 son, lizk’s daughter, (and hopefully not brew808) are freezing their buns, got to look on the “bright side”. Now the fat man and his “reinbeers” have a place to land their sleigh come Wed night.

    Got to go, get game this morning. Have a great day.

  223. bighilofan2 December 20, 2008 7:03 am


    Mele Kelikimaka to all yuz. 😀

    You right about da recruiting at UH. good job coaches.

    dis Tony guy, some great catch yea! yu on it coach!

    there is definitely a difference between big and fast, and big an fast.

    but it all comes down to heart for 4 quarters. like dat kid frum Kahuku at Ore. St., said he wasn’t coming home if day wen luze. he wen play wit one attitude. i’d sure like us to play his team again. i like see him try catch Chizzy, Aaron, Daniel, Steele or Inoke wen Brett and da french guy stay at OT. 😀

    I sure hope KIA and Steinhoff readin dis. 😀 motivation! :mrgreen:

  224. wafan December 20, 2008 7:04 am

    Honestly, though.

    What happened to global warming? Or is this just a blip in global warming?

  225. wafan December 20, 2008 7:08 am

    Have they gone over the 40,000 tickets sold mark?

    A full stadium rocking and rolling for the Warriors and Irish would be awesome to see on TV! That would surely help sway some of the fence-sitters.

    Just hoping it is not a picket fence.

  226. bighilofan2 December 20, 2008 7:11 am

    couple days ago wuz over 38K. they get big doings this weekend and early next week. the Irish and Warriors in Waikiki, luau Monday nite Waikiki Queen’s Beach, the place going be buzzing. tix sales goin up Mon and Tues fo shuah!

  227. wafan December 20, 2008 7:11 am

    Seattle is sweating it out at 15. We have gone up a whole degree!!! All the way up to 9!!! Whoo-hoo!!!

  228. bighilofan2 December 20, 2008 7:15 am

    da fence sitters, no mo. just gotta wait to feb loi day.

    you know, get plenny mainland peeps right about now lookin at da weather, looking at our schedule for the coming years, they know UH going be competitive and the coaches we get is the coaches we going keep for da next 2 years unless Coach Mack make changes. Dat man get class, his timing so far is EXCELLENT in everything else except the 4th quarter, and I got a good feelin dat is gonna change too.

    comes with maturity and a great character. 😀 like AJoe. 😀

  229. bighilofan2 December 20, 2008 7:17 am

    maturatee an great charactah….


    where are you! 😀

  230. bighilofan2 December 20, 2008 7:18 am

    fas fingahz too. :mrgreen:

  231. wafan December 20, 2008 7:19 am

    d1 . . .

    #2 is at PDX already? New forecast is for ice-storms tomorrow after the snow tonight. If that is the case, he might want to seriously getting a hotel room today before the rooms fill up later today as people realize what is going on.

    bhf2 . . .

    Awesome! Our guys can handle the food and activities — used to them already. The Irish on the other hand, might have an interesting time. Maybe their stomachs and minds might be a bit twisted and annoyed with the delicacies. Yum!

    I like your idea of the sun and fun for them.

  232. bighilofan2 December 20, 2008 7:20 am

    an yu wonderin wen da bugga goin cross da line.

    not in your lifetime sweetie. :mrgreen:

    but yu neva know. 😆 you just neva know. 😛

  233. brew808 December 20, 2008 7:21 am

    PDX seemed like a nice airport…. for a short layover! 😀 😯 😆

  234. bighilofan2 December 20, 2008 7:26 am


    yup, Monday nite I going to da luau, make one pa pa’a patrol. report.
    i lookin forward to spockin da oweez an uweez. i stay tinkin a few OL guyz 3 hours in speedoz on da beach, enuff fo turn da tide ah battle da first time yu tuch em oh run da legs on da turf. 😀

    ee uuuuuuuu! 😆

  235. bighilofan2 December 20, 2008 7:27 am

    yup, play nice, play mean. we can have it boat wayz! 😯

    just kiddin, just kiddin.

  236. wafan December 20, 2008 7:27 am

    bhf2 . . .

    Eh. Tanks for the spaling korekzon insi yo 229 pos. I seen yo hi maka-maka kine werds insi 228 an wen get planniy confuzd an startin fo com all futlez u no.

    Wel I no stai akshuly futlez — no can. Mo li ol-fut.


  237. brew808 December 20, 2008 7:28 am

    I’m a bit surprised that the SLS supporters haven’t been able to upgrade their field. I don’t think it would be a problem at the other “big time” ILH schools (no, I’m not including the one in lower Kalihi w/ the purple bus parked in front….) 😀 😯 😆

  238. wafan December 20, 2008 7:35 am

    Brew . . .

    Yeah. We are the pimple on the big time butt of the ILH super powers.

    Our tantrum forced everyone to re-evaluate how the super powers squeezed the pimples.

  239. brew808 December 20, 2008 7:38 am

    Haha! When I look at the story about the Hawaii Bowl Pep Rally at Sunset, there’s an Ad on the same page for the tomorrow night’s movie, “Kung Fu Panda”. I don’t know why, but it looks like leadfoot kicking AddahknowJoe in the ‘okole! 😆 😯 😆

  240. brew808 December 20, 2008 7:39 am

    …TMI… 🙄

  241. brew808 December 20, 2008 7:47 am

    Re: ST article –

    Wow – Desmond Thomas has some hops! (R. Ambo photo) Unfortunately, it looks like he has gotten “leverage” from Veikune. Still very impressive! 😯

    I hope Steele gets a fair chance at PT next season… 😀

    I wish more Warriors would follow Steinhoff’s lead and donate their cut hair to Locks of Love…. 😆

  242. bighilofan2 December 20, 2008 7:51 am


    yu making fun o wat?! 👿 obvee uslee yu skee may ken fun uf my egumakashun in kat lick skool.

    i wen on Irish Band a Braddaz on South Bend Tribune Sports, left them a souvenir. 😆 we goin add to their record. 😀 i feel sorry for Charlie Weis. His well wishes for ND not going be enuff, he gotta get animated.

    so its eedah us o dem. in my final analysis: too bad Charlie! 😛
    no let em off da hook, Coach Mack. now is not da time to be sportin.
    just like in da ole days, you cannot just stuff em. You gotta Cook em.


    you tink our part Irish guyz, da ones who tink 3/17 is dare bifday, feelin nostagic about ND, going give em small kine chance? you bettah not!!!


    Go Warriors

  243. brew808 December 20, 2008 7:54 am

    Okay, I’ll admit it… I’m looking forward to today’s NCAA V-ball finals between Penn State and Stanford. These are the two best teams out there and could easily be the foundation of future National Teams.

    Everyone have a great day – whether you’re doing your last minute shopping, or errands, or relaxing. One last thing – Congratulations to all the graduating students at UH, and of course, to our graduating Warriors! 😀 😯 😆

    😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆
    😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀

  244. Buffoman December 20, 2008 8:11 am


    Agree. AND, watching the semi finals, with no disrespect to the Wahine V-ball team, I do not believe we could have beaten either of the final four teams. Talent has something to do with it, along with height, but it’s the mental part of the game that has been lacking from the Wahine teams of late. They just cannot seem to “will” themselves to get beyond being just good. That game between Penn State and Nebraska was just unbelieveable. Both teams were just so mentally tough. They were that much better than our girls, sorry, but it just shows. The way we lost to Stanford was simply telling in regard to mental toughness. We simply have to get back to how we operated just about a decade or so ago.

  245. djmitcho December 20, 2008 8:13 am

    Finally seeing the sun here, but it’s a balmy 1 degree outside.
    In all my time here, I’ve seen more than 2 feet of snow on the ground, but not all in a 36 hour period. We’re supposed to get another 4 inches or so tomorrow though.

  246. MeiLing December 20, 2008 8:15 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

  247. wafan December 20, 2008 8:22 am

    bhf2 . . .

    Nah. I wen lern fonix in cat lik skool. I neva no wuz so hard fo tranzlait. Shesh, dis stai planny werk!

  248. wafan December 20, 2008 8:29 am

    dj . . .

    Keep warm!

    This is the most accumulated snow since I have been here. The worst part is it just does not go away — just keeps on piling up.

    When do you leave for home?

  249. brew808 December 20, 2008 8:31 am

    wafan – Not you too! 😈

    We should put BHF2, 1surfaoutawater(sp?), you and Kekoa together in a small room – Only pidgin allowed! Let’s see who is the first to leave…. 😯 😆 😯

  250. bighilofan2 December 20, 2008 8:37 am

    don’t count on me leavin any ruum if get fuud.

    every game, every sport, every job, the mental part is what its all about.

    wuz watching the buddhist shaolin guyz, the megastars are separated by their mind. just like football oline guyz, the punch technique and the super punch technique, the balance, the force.

    the Leez supposed to know dis. its in dare blood. 😀

  251. brew808 December 20, 2008 8:38 am

    B-man – We agree! I love Wahine V-ball,… but I’m a big fan of championship level competition, especially v-ball. 😀

    And there is NO WAY that the NCAA should allow Omaha to be the “home” for Women’s V-ball Championship. That is too great a home advantage for Neb. Unfair! Oh- wait a minute… it is the strikeNCAA! 😈 😯 🙄

  252. brew808 December 20, 2008 8:40 am

    Oops – suppose to be NCAA! 😳 😈

  253. brew808 December 20, 2008 8:43 am

    BHF2 – Yeah, I don’t know about the 1surfa guy, but you’d be one of the last…. unless they cause some disturbance (ambulances?) outside! 😆 Besides, aren’t you some record holder for the most consecutive posts or something? 😀 😯 😆

  254. bighilofan2 December 20, 2008 8:44 am


    have a great day everyone. hilo rain makes da beach not a pain.


  255. djmitcho December 20, 2008 8:50 am

    not til the 30th.

  256. Stretch December 20, 2008 9:14 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    Congratulations to ALL the students who are graduating today, including the football players!!

  257. Rob25 December 20, 2008 9:27 am

    Congratulations graduates!

    *Thanks for reminding me Stretch*

  258. Rob25 December 20, 2008 9:33 am

    wafan: It is just too cold in your area…makes me want to eat some tripe stew…NOT! Stay warm.

    WD: Sorry to hear about your kitty!

    bhf2: I know that you are going to cheer loud enough for me! Can you jump up and down with the band too?

  259. wafan December 20, 2008 9:38 am

    Rob25 . . .

    It is very pleasant compared to dj’s side of the hill!

  260. Kekoa December 20, 2008 9:48 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka Tsaiko Ohana!

    I was about to have a Paniolo breakfast when all of a sudden I wen go read da blog…BIG mistake.

    Ho boi!…get cheekin fricken skin reedin’ ’bout cat lick school back in da daze. My time at St Tereesa’s on School st. was scary! I tot I was doomed to die inside dat school and nobody would evah fine out who I wuz! One day I wen make da big xcape, got lost, end up at A’ala Pahk, out of transfer tickets for da HRT. Dat day ended in tragedy…Pops was not the kindly old gentleman you see today!

    He was a fan of boxing great Bobo Olsen, back den and I got to feel how much of a fan he was! (A left to the body, a right to the jaw, Kekoa is staggering…another left and a crushing blow to his face he is down for the count!).

    Cat Lick school…I still shudder at the thought….

  261. Annoddah Dave December 20, 2008 9:49 am

    ST & Tsaiko Blog Dogs,

    Jes a shout out to the A-House gang and James for the set up of the Tsaiko Xmas Party. Had a good time.

    Sorry to Koakane….did not make it to the after party affair. Got side tracked to another venue, similar and probably more expensive! I will call you about the tickets so we can make the hand off.

  262. wafan December 20, 2008 9:49 am

    Hearty congratulations to each of the graduands!

    Enjoy your day and the honors that accompany your accomplishment.

  263. jm2375 December 20, 2008 9:58 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!!

    Congrats to all who are graduating this month, be it UH, some other college or high school!

    Welcome to the Warrior ohana to the JC players who signed yesterday! It’s official!!!!!

    WDoc – condolences on the passing of your cat and illness of your dog.

    So, didja guys miss me? 🙄 Had dinner last night at Mediterraneo with da family. Place was SRO, never seen the place like dat. Glass of wine did me in. Came home and slept 2 hours on da couch and then went nene. 😀

  264. Stretch December 20, 2008 10:01 am

    Glass of wine did me in.

    jm2375 = cheap date!!

  265. jm2375 December 20, 2008 10:02 am

    d1 – hope your son gets home on schedule. The first time home is always the best, cuz you’re usually the most homesick.

    To wafan and dj – stay warm.
    To brew – go stand outside in your shorts and slippahs! 🙂

  266. Leadfoot and a-joe December 20, 2008 10:08 am


    (#239) You calling us out?!?!

    Good Morning Tsaikos and Tsaikettes!

    Want to thank all of our wonderful Tsaiko Planners for a fun, festive Christmas party. We had a blast and are still talking about the games and antics, prizes and goodies.

    Congratulations to the graduates!

  267. Stretch December 20, 2008 10:09 am

    I am watching the Fresno St bowl game against Colorado St. Fresno is playing power ball and running almost every play. They had 2 straight drives ending in touchdowns. I hope that Pat Hill does NOT change to the passing game like he did against Hawaii. If they continued the smash ball against UH, I don’t think we win that game.

  268. Manoa December 20, 2008 10:11 am

    I think the settlement worked out well for UH. It became clear once JJ had proof that the Athletic Director had waived the fee in exchange for JJ not leaving at the time, the UH’s case was a loser because a court would not enforce a fee like that after the waiver was used to entice him to stay. JJ should get credit for the donations he has made to UH through his foundation and directly– he has also helped by rounding up others to give, and he has told a lot of people he will keep giving. At the football level, his foundation paid for Mack and two coaches to go to Samoa (also paid for a player’s clinic and medical supplies for hospitals there). He has told several people he will give to Hawaii for the rest of his life.

  269. Kekoa December 20, 2008 10:11 am

    jm2375 ~ Funny you should mention wine. I just stocked up on some of my favorite German wines yesterday. I’ll bring some to the T-gate for you to sample…couch is not an option.

  270. Kekoa December 20, 2008 10:22 am

    Stretch ~ Enjoyed a few bottles of wine last night with my neighbors. They commented about the infamous “Tsaiko” wine glasses. It was hard to be humble. So I got drunk instead.

    Mahalo for the glasses!

  271. Stretch December 20, 2008 10:26 am

    Should I call Pat Hill and ask him why he is trying to pass the ball?? They already showed they can run through these guys.

    Kekoa – Glad that it is being enjoyed. I hope to make more tsaikoware pretty soon

  272. jm2375 December 20, 2008 10:35 am

    Kekoa – sorry, staying home and cooking, not going game. Eat and drink my share. Oh wait, don’t you already do that? mwahahahahaha. 😆

    Stretch – the liquor may be cheap but the food will always be expensive.

  273. addahknowjoe December 20, 2008 10:47 am

    To all our graduates-

    It may not mean that much to you right now. Frankly it shouldn’t. You’re probably thinking, Gawd! It’s finally OVER!! Up to this moment all you’ve ever known has been school, school, school,… Having your nose so close to the grinder all these years, it shouldn’t dawn on you how significant this piece of paper you receive today will be.

    But, it will.


    As your journey begins you’ll find life will always remind you to return to this day to thank yourself for going through all the challenges of attaining this simple piece of paper. For every door this simple paper opens. For every opportunity, however grand or insignificant, life will remind you to return to this day to give thanks. Only then will you realize how important, how monumental the accomplishment you’ve attained today will be.

    Now, at each moment life serves you this reminder, I humbly ask that you generously give back to our beloved university so that others after you can share in the same privilege.

    You will forever be a graduate of the university of Hawai’i. Nothing can ever take that away from you.



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  275. 808ike December 20, 2008 11:30 am

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    You are 100% correct. The 4 teams get their pick of the litter (TOP 25)
    and the rest of the schools get their crumbs. By no means, the
    wahines we get are bad but work in progress. Many years UH doesn’t
    qualify for a TOP 20 recruiting class, but Coach Shoji has been able to
    put out a quality product year after year. Been watching wahine V-ball
    when I returned to the islands in 84 and been a booster club member.
    The Stanford coach(Dunning) is a great recruiter but not a great
    teacher.That’s another story.

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  276. Kekoa December 20, 2008 11:41 am

    jm2375 ~ I was counting on you coming down to help us consume all this great fuud…but we can alter dat plan and meet at your place! or…

    As soon as we pau geeving the Green midgets a few head slaps, and kick their okole back to the airport, can I stop ovah your place for some Triple Choco Cake!

  277. addahknowjoe December 20, 2008 12:04 pm

    Come on Fresno! Hang on! Beat CSU!

    YOU CAN DO IT!!!

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