A Bulldog addition

“Bulldog?” Inoke Funaki said. “I thought they were talking about Kaimuki.”
Bulldog actually is the hybrid running back/slotback position that Funaki is expected to play during spring training.
With Greg Alexander set as the No. 1 quarterback, it was decided that a new role needed to be crafted to take advantage of Funaki’s athletic ability and knowledge of the run-and-shoot offense. Funaki has played quarterback in his first four years at UH.
For Funaki, the key will be his ability to block. Funaki said he has picked up blocking tips from Kealoha Pilares, who is moving from running back to slotback this spring.
Although Funaki was a skilled scrambler as a quarterback, “it’ll be different,” he said. “It’s not like when you’re scrambling, and everyone is more scattered out.”
As for slotback Funaki said, “I’m working on footwork, speed, cutting and catching the ball. It’s not as easy as these guys tend to make it look. You gain a lot of appreciation when you go out and do it.”
Funaki said his weight has fluctuated between 205 and 211 pounds during offseason training.
The Kahuku graduate also would welcome renaming his new job “Raider.”
“I wouldn’t complain about that,” he said, smiling.

* * *

Aaron Kia will enter his final spring training as the No. 1 left tackle.
Kia acknowledges the depth chart is written in chalk, and that he will face several challengers.
What’s more, Kia still is trying to gain back the weight he lost soon after the 2008 Hawaiβ€˜i Bowl.
“I got sick after the bowl game,” Kia said. “I dropped weight like crazy. I’ve had a hard time gaining it back.”
He said he hopes to gain five to 10 pounds this week. Spring practice starts March 30.
“I’m just happy I still have my starting spot, and (the coaches) have faith in me,” Kia said. “I’m going to produce for them the best I can with what I have.”

* * *

Barry Markowitz provides us with this picture of JoJo and family:


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And here’s Kazz (note the cool pendant):


* * *

To save money, the volleyball team did away with pre-match meals. A half-hour before the match, middle blocker Ramzi Korkor, in full uniform, went to get a hot dog at the concession stand:


* * *

Here are other pre-match scenes:








  1. HiFlyer March 22, 2009 2:31 am

    first – alright

  2. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER March 22, 2009 2:36 am

    Yeah, Inoke!!!
    Go, Aaron!
    JoJe, JoJo and JeJe!!!! How were the duckies????

  3. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER March 22, 2009 2:38 am

    Thanks, BarryM!

    Phew… dunno what to sy. so I’ll say both:

    Aloha Kakahiaka and SWEET Warrior Dreams!!!

  4. J March 22, 2009 3:19 am


  5. AZWARRIOR22 March 22, 2009 3:23 am

    Top 5 from Brazil πŸ™‚

  6. Frank25 March 22, 2009 5:20 am

    Aloha Tsaikos:

    Yeap I know everyones in dreamland…well im getting ready to get some dinner…well take it easy….

  7. mctruck March 22, 2009 5:42 am

    Mr. Funaki,

    I like da shoes man!!!!….very nice.

    Good luck to you at the new positions…I think you’ll do a bangup job.

  8. PIAA DS March 22, 2009 6:30 am


    Ive called the HNL Advertiser 3 times last week, no call back. All Im trying to do is place a 1/4 page ad in the sports section for the upcoming camps/combines!! I keep getting told someone will call me, but I’d like it to be sometime before the camps actually happen! Do you know who I can call directly? You’d think in this economy they might need a little extra business. Id appreciate it if you could get me a number – call me or email it to me if you can.


  9. wafan March 22, 2009 6:33 am

    A peaceful and safe morning to all!

    Top 10?

  10. wafan March 22, 2009 6:35 am

    So, why not rename it Raider? Funaki has definitely put his time in and paid his dues.

  11. Blackie March 22, 2009 6:54 am

    Yeah, names can be changed. Just ask Prince.

  12. mr lava lava March 22, 2009 7:00 am

    (Good morning)

  13. cheech March 22, 2009 7:06 am

    i think pilares was raider last year?

  14. bighilofan2 March 22, 2009 7:09 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

    Keep up the good work, Mr. Funaki.
    call yourself what you like. I’m for dat!

  15. Bulla March 22, 2009 7:21 am

    mahalo for the pics for the jojo family,

    make memories…..make memories….make memories….smell of football in the air, spring practice around the corner, the natives are getting restless

    i am looking at a cattle call the week of april 20th…..the beast returns for 9 days for some good food, good friends, and good times.

    have a restful sunday…congrats to Meatoga and Tui for their squat records…that’s a lot of weight and that’s a great effort! glad to see Tui recovered from his surgery, and looking for GREAT things from Meatoga this year….Vaughn, it is your time…….hiki no!

  16. Stephen Tsai March 22, 2009 7:40 am

    I’ll make sure somebody calls you Monday.

  17. Stephen Tsai March 22, 2009 7:42 am

    Or they could call it Rough Rider.

  18. Manoa Mist March 22, 2009 7:50 am

    I hope Funaki does well next season, but he’ll do well in life no matter his path. He’s like the kid you want your daughter to marry. If only I had a daughter… or a wife… or even a girlfriend. Yikes. Heck, is the mahu poster still after Jason? Maybe he should call me. I like to do “stuff.”
    Anyways, does anyone know what ever happened to Gigi? Used to like reading her posts, even went to her blog a few times. Don’t see her on anymore.
    Appreciate the spring football coverage. Aloha.

  19. cheech March 22, 2009 7:52 am

    Stephen Tsai…..Saw you on tv yesterday lining up the interview after vball match….Don’t worry camera got your good side…Keep up the good work

  20. Stephen Tsai March 22, 2009 7:56 am

    The camera showed my back?

  21. mctruck March 22, 2009 7:57 am

    Manoa Mist….she’s moved on and you need to go to her site to talk to her, or read her blog thoughts.

  22. Stephen Tsai March 22, 2009 8:01 am

    Volleyball has the best post-event system.
    Wilton talks to the team for, oh, 30 seconds. Doesn’t yell or scold or analyze. Just tells them the next practice.
    They have a team yell.
    Then they meet the “aunties” to get their leis.
    Then they talk to the media. OK, lately, it’s just me and Cindy Luis. And maybe a Ka Leo writer.

  23. mctruck March 22, 2009 8:06 am

    I wonder if it’s too early to try to pick coach Nash’s brain to see who he has in mind as far as his two open whatchamacallits for this coming season??

  24. Stephen Tsai March 22, 2009 8:13 am

    Word on the street is they’re closing in on a pretty good guard.
    We’ll see what happens.

  25. Stephen Tsai March 22, 2009 8:16 am

    There’s an NCAA revision that could help teams looking to clear cap room.
    If a player with at least a 2.6 GPA transfers to another school, it doesn’t cost the first school any APR departure points. That wasn’t the case before. In fact, UH lost a point when Dominic Waters transferred.
    If he were on UH’s roster today and left tomorrow, no penalty.

  26. Da Punchbowl Kid March 22, 2009 8:20 am

    Goomorning! πŸ™‚

    Is that an OL guard or a BB guard Mr. Tsai? I assume OL…

  27. Da Punchbowl Kid March 22, 2009 8:23 am

    I’ve changed my mind, you were answering mctruck’s question. I’ve figgered out what a whatchamacallit is in this case. I think.

    Hows you mctruck?

  28. Stephen Tsai March 22, 2009 8:26 am

    Yep, I decided to dip my toe into basketball pool.

  29. Da Punchbowl Kid March 22, 2009 8:28 am

    That’s a fine family picture of the Jojejojojeje family? Is Joje still the budding soccer star?

    Nice picture, Mr. Markowitz.

  30. Da Punchbowl Kid March 22, 2009 8:30 am

    Thank you for the reinterpretation of number twelve, Mr. Tsai. You are gentle scholar and a man. Or something like that.

  31. Da Punchbowl Kid March 22, 2009 8:32 am

    I guess I’ll go for my waddle early today. BBL.

  32. Stephen Tsai March 22, 2009 8:33 am

    On Thursday, a co-worker (let’s call him “Ferd”) says to a guy (let’s call him ST): “You’re covering volleyball on Saturday, right?”
    Then, a couple of hours later, “Ferd” sends out a message announcing an outing … at 7 p.m. Saturday.
    So ST mentions that to another co-worker (let’s call her Princess), who says she wasn’t invited at all.
    So we had a debate on which is worse: To not be invited at all or to be deliberately snubbed?
    And, gee, see if we read any more stories on maybe, possibly the WAC schedule will be released in maybe, possibly, the near future.

  33. Stephen Tsai March 22, 2009 8:35 am

    On No. 12, it was a matter of interpretation. Was he talking about chests? Or was he calling us ninnies? Or was he saying, good morning? Judgment call, but I went with option No. 3.

  34. Stephen Tsai March 22, 2009 8:40 am

    There’s a newspaper phrase known as “Bulldog edition,” and because “edition” sounds like “addition,” I thought … oh, ne’er mind.

    But how ’bout them Dillon Panthers advancing to the semifinals?

  35. Da Punchbowl Kid March 22, 2009 8:44 am

    Affirm the positive, Monsieur Tsai, that’s the best thing to do and you done it. I couldn’t argue with the second choice, however. πŸ˜†

    Ok. My waddling gear is on, gotta go now.

  36. brew808 March 22, 2009 9:02 am


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  37. brew808 March 22, 2009 9:05 am

    I like the Panthers… but I think it’s OK to to State the poins…. IMHO. πŸ˜†

  38. brew808 March 22, 2009 9:06 am

    Really nice pix of the J_J_ family! πŸ˜€

  39. brew808 March 22, 2009 9:08 am

    Hmmmm…. so the Press must have also been at the hot-dog stand to capture that photo of Mr. Korkor?!! πŸ™„ πŸ˜€ 😯

  40. brew808 March 22, 2009 9:11 am

    Did anyone else notice that Posts #4, 5, 6 originated from San Diego, Brazil, and someplace in the Middle East?!! Pretty awesome for the WB!!! πŸ˜€ 😯 πŸ˜†

  41. brew808 March 22, 2009 9:13 am

    I would still like to see Inoke play/take some leadership role with special teams! Wow …. more photos posted in real-time….. πŸ˜€ 😯 πŸ˜€

  42. brew808 March 22, 2009 9:14 am

    The pix are getting smaller and smaller….. captions would be nice…. πŸ˜€

  43. Stephen Tsai March 22, 2009 9:16 am

    It was Inoke’s idea to pose holding the shoe.

  44. brew808 March 22, 2009 9:17 am

    That Kazz bugga …. I don’t know if I want to turn my back on that him…. πŸ˜† πŸ™„ πŸ˜€

  45. brew808 March 22, 2009 9:18 am

    I think Inoke is saying he found a “lost” shoe and is looking for “Cinderella”? πŸ˜† 😯 πŸ˜€

  46. Stephen Tsai March 22, 2009 9:19 am

    I went to Paesano’s to eat with a couple of Roosevelt classmates β€” Margo and Katherine.
    When I get there, the Leaheys are eating with two UH sports information folks. Anyway, they get that uh-oh look, like they didn’t expect me to join them for lunch. They didn’t know I was eating with others.
    Anyway, an old guy from the Mainland goes up to the table and asks Papa Leahey for an autograph. On his map.
    Since Papa Leahey is sumBAHdee, I figured there was no need for captions.

  47. brew808 March 22, 2009 9:20 am

    ST – I think I get to see the “twins” this weekend! πŸ˜€

  48. Stephen Tsai March 22, 2009 9:21 am

    The McKinley ones?

  49. brew808 March 22, 2009 9:21 am

    ((((Margo)))) πŸ˜€

  50. brew808 March 22, 2009 9:22 am


  51. brew808 March 22, 2009 9:23 am

    Actually, the husbands are almost like twins themselves! πŸ™„

  52. brew808 March 22, 2009 9:24 am

    Hey – Papa Jim looks …. thin in that photo! πŸ™‚

  53. Stephen Tsai March 22, 2009 9:25 am

    You always did sit at the cool table.

  54. brew808 March 22, 2009 9:28 am

    My crazy prediction – if there are any problems at RB, Inoke steps up and plays well. He gets invite as Bulldog/Raider at next level, but respectfully declines to pursue other career options. IMHO – actually only a guess! πŸ˜€

  55. Stephen Tsai March 22, 2009 9:28 am

    Re: Leahey,
    And that’s the post-Paesano photo.

  56. Stephen Tsai March 22, 2009 9:30 am

    The best thing is Inoke already has a degree.

  57. brew808 March 22, 2009 9:34 am

    Stephen Tsai…..Saw you on tv yesterday….Don’t worry camera got your good side…

    … my back?

    No, maybe he saw the Wena or PL there!!! Heheheh….. πŸ˜† 😯 πŸ™„

  58. brew808 March 22, 2009 9:37 am

    Rats…. I thought Cleveland State would do better…. Well, there’s still the 2nd half! πŸ™

  59. brew808 March 22, 2009 9:47 am

    I know there are multiple games and teams participating in the regionals, but it’s kind of troubling to see all the empty premium seats…. 😯

    A couple of additional notes –

    Hiya FloridayTed!!! I hope you continue to make steady progress towards your full recovery! Hi FloridaPatti!!!

    Hey curveball! I’ve noticed since your return from the mainland, you’ve been calling us “Tsikos”! Are you trying to tell us something….? πŸ˜† 😯

    It’s been nice to see the MLMoms visiting the darkside. I wonder if Esme lost our URL? 😯 But… it’s kind of disturbing to see so many Tsaikos in the “pink”! πŸ™„ πŸ˜€ 😯

  60. brew808 March 22, 2009 9:50 am

    Oh…. and Congratulations to Kelli!!!

    πŸ™„ πŸ˜† πŸ™„ πŸ˜† πŸ™„ πŸ˜† πŸ™„ πŸ˜† πŸ™„ πŸ˜† πŸ™„ πŸ˜† πŸ™„ πŸ˜† πŸ™„ πŸ˜† πŸ™„ πŸ˜† πŸ™„ πŸ˜† πŸ™„ πŸ˜† πŸ™„ πŸ˜† πŸ™„ πŸ˜†
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  61. brew808 March 22, 2009 9:53 am

    jmXXXX – aaACCkk!!! Humble pie doesn’t taste so good… πŸ™ 😯 πŸ˜₯

  62. tom March 22, 2009 10:03 am

    ST wrote

    So we had a debate on which is worse: To not be invited at all or to be deliberately snubbed?

    It’s like being invited to join a club – I refused the invitation as any club that would have me as a member couldn’t be very selective.

  63. JaM March 22, 2009 10:06 am

    Good morning to all!

    Been lurking/busy…track season again!

    Belated Good Luck to Ukuleleboi!

    FT..continue to heal.

    Great football news!

  64. brew808 March 22, 2009 10:10 am

    Hi Tom! Your statement is certainly NOT true for you! πŸ˜€

    Hi JaM! How’s Brie’s foot? πŸ˜€

  65. JaM March 22, 2009 10:15 am

    Hi Brew808!

    Brie’s foot is still out of commission…diagnosed as pinched nerve between the toes.
    While injured she has been drafted to help with the seeding and score keeping for the track meets.
    Thanks for asking!

  66. jm2375 March 22, 2009 10:21 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!!

    Waiting for keeds to get up. They wanna go to Boots and Kimos.

    Just checked the standings for Jason’s pick ’em. As usual, dis clueless wahine is in last place. πŸ™„ Bad picks – Twerps and Illinois. Oh well, it’s for entertainment purposes only, right. πŸ˜†

  67. brew808 March 22, 2009 10:25 am

    jm32209 now has…. keed(s)!?!! 😯 πŸ˜€ πŸ™„

  68. brew808 March 22, 2009 10:29 am

    Well…. it’s still good to hear Brie is still an active member of the Team! Good for her! πŸ˜€

  69. brew808 March 22, 2009 10:36 am

    Re: #34 – Did you mean Dixon Panthers? πŸ™„ πŸ˜• 😯

  70. PIAA DS March 22, 2009 10:37 am

    Thanks Stephen..(re: #16) Appreciate it.

  71. spike96822 March 22, 2009 10:39 am

    Good side?

    baby got back?

  72. jm2375 March 22, 2009 10:45 am

    brew – keed + friend.

  73. brew808 March 22, 2009 10:46 am

    Oh – I thought maybe counting spouse unit…. Pitt in trouble! 😯

  74. brew808 March 22, 2009 10:48 am

    Re: #72 – Oh! At least keed has friend…. not like m…. never-mind… couldn’t resist…. πŸ˜†

  75. jm2375 March 22, 2009 10:55 am

    brew – spouse unit is “overgrown” keed. At one time I had 3 kids – da real one, da overgrown one and da 4-legged one.

  76. brew808 March 22, 2009 11:04 am

    Off topic – Really horrible shooting incident in Oakland yesterday. One really troubled person….. Terrible!


  77. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER March 22, 2009 11:08 am

    JaM- owee, sorry to hear about Brie’s foot.
    U-boi and crew did their best so far, mahalo!
    Sadly… they don’t yet know that one of their classmates was lost on a Kauai road last night. Prayers for the family….

  78. Ralph March 22, 2009 11:15 am

    if someone would post colomaohana’s pix we can see the resemblance between Kazz and her

  79. Ralph March 22, 2009 11:16 am

    Joje is already taller than mom, isn’t see in middle school?

  80. Ralph March 22, 2009 11:17 am


  81. koakaneΒ± March 22, 2009 11:23 am

    😯 wow ralph trying for being numba 1 instigator.

    morning or 8) early afternoon tsai-ko fans. what’s shaking today?

    much fun last nite with a few of the bruddahs and “aunty” (welcome to club 25 bwhaaaaaaa)

    pitt game was closer den score indicated if they continue to let teams hang around at the end may not make da elite round IMHO

    gotta look for some strong kope so heading for starbucks, catch you’s lattas.

  82. brew808 March 22, 2009 11:24 am

    Ralph – see http://homepage.mac.com/smurashi/photos/karaokecall2.html

  83. NYUH March 22, 2009 11:33 am

    I think its a mistake to take Funaki out of the QB role. Better to have him not as a backup but someone coming in to diversify the play-calling. Every team playing Hawaii would have to consider this option of the Hawaii attack.

  84. Rob25 March 22, 2009 11:38 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!

    Just got done chatting with spouse in the Middle East!

    Happy Birthday to Myron Newberry!!

  85. Kazz March 22, 2009 11:39 am



    Wahine over LaTech in final 3rd game 4-0 and win the series 2-1.

    WAC record 2-1.

    It’s the BaseBOWS turn in about an hour at 12:30 HST.

  86. Rob25 March 22, 2009 11:39 am

    Wait…my bad…Myron’s birthday is tomorrow!

    Thanks for all the good memories!

  87. brew808 March 22, 2009 11:40 am

    Hi NYUH – Sorry – I have to disagree. Funaki had his chance. He’s now a senior and can make significant contributions in other areas. The reps and PT need to go to the younger QB’s. IMHO

  88. brew808 March 22, 2009 11:42 am

    ….especially since JA is also a Sr.

  89. Kazz March 22, 2009 11:44 am

    I just wanted to share a few things about last night’s volleyball match.

    1) If sitting the the very first row near the service line, always pay attention during warm-ups. 4 balls came at break-neck speed near my head last night.

    Well, actually that’s about it. πŸ˜†

    ST, mahalo again sir!

  90. brew808 March 22, 2009 11:44 am

    Hey rob25 – May is just around the corner….. R&R&R (the last one is rob), Jaegers, beeru, fuud, (((ohana)))….. πŸ˜€

  91. brew808 March 22, 2009 11:45 am

    maybe…. target practice… like Jack’s head…. πŸ˜†

  92. Ralph March 22, 2009 11:50 am

    Kazz HA has an article regarding use of college logo at the HS level…Missouri’s Atlanta licensing agency filed a claim against a HS in South Dakota. It appears the agency only acts if a college wants it to act when it comes to trademark logos used by HS…I guess since its not a commercial venture to make money in the use of the logo, no financial loss no harm.

  93. brew808 March 22, 2009 11:56 am

    Yeah – I read that article. Seems pretty weak to me… So much for the “Show Me” state university…. 😈

  94. hntkm12 March 22, 2009 12:15 pm

    hi i just thank mana silva and ikaika mahoe that help with a free football clinic held at keaukaha park yesterday on the big island of hawaii. silva and mahoe are uh warrior football players that are getting ready for there spring football.i just want to thank silva , mahoe for teaching there football skill and beening a role model for popwarners kids and highschool kids from on the bigisland .

  95. hntkm12 March 22, 2009 12:25 pm

    bulldog inoke hogan the bulldoza and blaze the impact uh warriors players have some good football nick names.its pumping me up for spring football.

  96. Rob25 March 22, 2009 12:28 pm

    Hey Brew!

    Yes, Frank can’t wait for the face time with me. Not sure if his priorities in order would be Jaeger, beeru, and fuud, but they are up there to be sure.

    He’s excited about that, but even more excited about going to UNLV game. Can’t wait to hit the slots…I think that I’ve created a monster!!

  97. Rob25 March 22, 2009 12:29 pm

    Nice pic of Jojo and her family!!

  98. Ralph March 22, 2009 12:36 pm

    Ferd has a nice column regarding mbb…a team that finishes 13-17 with a very weak non conference schedule with only 3 of 13 teams finishing with a winning record and none made it into the NCAA is a telling tale of how bad the team played this season. With attendance at 3,600 average (don’t know if actual or tickets issued) and revenue down, the schedule has to drawing card because the team can’t do it with its poor level of play…

  99. wafan March 22, 2009 12:40 pm


  100. wafan March 22, 2009 12:41 pm


  101. brew808 March 22, 2009 12:51 pm

    ….and wafan…pounces on 100…. πŸ˜†

  102. brew808 March 22, 2009 12:53 pm

    Here’s a frightening thought…. Hale Koa pool…. speedo…. SteveM…. Yikes! 😯 πŸ™„ 😯

  103. wafan March 22, 2009 12:56 pm

    What was scary about Peaches hiding SteveM’s Speedo was hoping he was not in them at the time.

  104. mctruck March 22, 2009 12:59 pm

    Howzit, DPK…sorry, I just qued back in….and howzit, brew808.

    hello, goodafternoon everyone out dare….well, off to dinner it’s 6pm here in Marshall, Tx.

  105. mctruck March 22, 2009 1:00 pm

    da squirrels are knocking at my front door to feed dem dare dinner of peanuts. adios fer now.

  106. Committed Road Warrior March 22, 2009 1:03 pm

    BaseBows trailing Portland early in the second.

    2-1 Pilots.

  107. brew808 March 22, 2009 1:08 pm

    Howzit CRW! I got lost in Portland last Fall… but that’s different from two “losses” to the Pilots. Come-on ‘bows!!! πŸ˜† 😯 πŸ˜€

    Hey mctruck! Saw your morning post and was wondering about you and your squirrelly friends….. πŸ˜€

  108. Committed Road Warrior March 22, 2009 1:10 pm

    Howzit brew!

    It’s still early, so get plenty of baseball left to be played. Hopefully this game doesn’t spiral out of control like the last match against Portland.

  109. brew808 March 22, 2009 1:14 pm

    All three current hoops games are very interesting…. especially if you’re following the points! 😯

  110. Stephen Tsai March 22, 2009 1:20 pm

    It would be nice if they alternated, so that either softball or baseball would be at home.

  111. Stephen Tsai March 22, 2009 1:24 pm

    Not that I don’t enjoy yet another story about (fill in the team) poor attendance. But, really, the goal should be to put on an entertaining product for the fans, not the bottom line. Not sure why the focus is on the books again.
    Hey, if you own a restaurant and nobody’s eating the saimin, find something that people like. But do it for the customers, not the owners.

  112. Kazz March 22, 2009 1:28 pm

    Ricketts Fires One-Hit Shutout To Capture La Tech Series

    RUSTON, La. – The University of Hawaiβ€˜i softball team (13-17, 2-1 WAC) captured their opening Western Athletic Conference series with a 4-0 victory over Louisiana Tech (13-13, 1-2 WAC). Stephanie Ricketts (8-5, 2-0 WAC) followed her no-hitter yesterday with another strong performance, holding La Tech hitless through the first 6-2/3 innings before giving up a single. Dara Pagaduan went 2-for-3 with two doubles and two runs scored while Audrey Andrade hit her first home run of the season to pace the β€˜Bows at the Lady Techsters Softball Complex this afternoon.

    For Ricketts, it marked her sixth shut-out and 11th complete game of the season. She did not walk a batter and struck out two in the win. In the three-game series, Ricketts gave up just three hits and did not allow an earned run in 17 innings pitched.

    Hawaiβ€˜i took the lead in the third inning and never looked back. Andrade led off with a solo home run over the leftfield fence. It was the fourth of Andrade’s career and first of her senior season. Then UH followed the homer with back-to-back doubles by Pagaduan and Tanisha Milca–both to the left-centerfield gap. Milca’s double drove in Pagaduan for the inning’s second run. Clare Warwick then was safe at first on an unsuccessful attempt to get Milca out at third. UH had runners at the corners but a wild pitch pushed Warwick to second with Makani Duhaylonsod-Kaleimamahu at the plate. Duhaylonsod-Kaleimamahu hit to the rightside of the infield, but Milca was cut down at the plate by the second baseman. Later, Warwick eventually scored on an error by the catcher to push UH’s lead to 3-0.

    In the fifth, Pagaduan struck again, lacing a double down the leftfield line. She tagged and advanced to third on a fly to rightfield by Milca and then scored on a sacrifice fly to right by Warwick to increase the β€˜Bows’ lead to 4-0.

    La Tech starter Krissi Oliver (5-9, 0-2 WAC) took the loss, giving up four runs on four hits in five innings. She walked just one while striking out six. Meghan Krieg held the β€˜Bows off the scoreboard for the final two innings. She gave up just one hit and struck out four.

    Hawaiβ€˜i finish their second roadtrip of the year with a single game against Grambling State tomorrow at 3:00 pm.

  113. brew808 March 22, 2009 1:33 pm

    Yeah for Coach Coolen, Stephanie Ricketts, and the Wahine Softball Team!!! πŸ˜†

  114. brew808 March 22, 2009 1:36 pm

    Yeah for the ‘bows!!! al…. don’t read this….! πŸ˜†

  115. Kazz March 22, 2009 1:39 pm


    Bows lead 5-3 in the 4th. 5 runs on 5 base hits. Portland is about to change their pitcher.

    Just a reminder UH fans don’t forget to buy your tick……. (oops… just going with the flow on 1420 here…)

  116. Kazz March 22, 2009 1:42 pm

    Ok 6-3 Bows after a single to center by Ryan Morford (4th RBI of the year for Morford). Still in the .

  117. brew808 March 22, 2009 1:43 pm

    Hiya Kazz! I must have missed something w/ linking you and C-momma. I know you have the attitude (outspoken), but do you have seven keeds too!?! 😯 πŸ˜† πŸ™„

  118. Kazz March 22, 2009 1:45 pm

    Kolt up to bat…

  119. brew808 March 22, 2009 1:46 pm

    He must be in a slump…. lot’s of out #3’s…. πŸ™

  120. Kazz March 22, 2009 1:47 pm


    No kids.

  121. Kazz March 22, 2009 1:49 pm

    Dang… time for errands today. GO BOWS!!!!!! Do well without me listening to the game.

    At least I won’t ruin it for Al.

  122. brew808 March 22, 2009 1:50 pm

    Okay…. my GS Warriors getting spanked again. On the other tube, I have NCAA Women’s hoops – Green Bay vs. LSU. Wow! The Wahine do play hoops too right? It seems like a totally different game…. 😯 πŸ™„ 😐

  123. roysan16 March 22, 2009 1:59 pm

    Re-“I have the utmost respect for athletes that put the UH in the best possible light”.

    …And conversely I have little respect for athletes that put the the UH in a negative light. With, now, two incidents involving Warrior football players in the last two years somebody, like the athletic director, head coach or the players themselves should take more of a leadership roles in awakening the subconsciousness of the players on the team in continuing and trying to preserving the good reputation of the UH…and actually when you think about it…both on and off the field. And there should be no shortage of words or expletives in correcting those that don’t. And getting this point across… shaking it out of them. Or however it’s done, putting the fear in those that aren’t obligatory of the rules and discipline, namely how they are engaging on the field and in the community. And if that doesn’t work, get rid of them, bench them or do something. Anything in stopping this growth. The sooner, the better.

    For a hundred years they’ve played football up there in Manoa Valley and many players, coaches and athletic directors have done a lot of good things in putting the UH on the map, so to speak, and to propelling the program to where it is today. And they’ve done it a lawfully, dignified way, where no one player would dare do anything to tarnish the image of the school. And this precedence should be maintained.

    However, now, what are we seeing? Headlines in Yahoo of UH player in trouble with the law, which comes on the heels of another player in trouble with the law last year.

    And NCAA statistics showing UH last in penalty yardage. This doesn’t bold well with me, and angers me to no end. And it’s a huge turnoff, and others should let their feelings be known because voicing disapproval in someways is remedial to the players and coaches on the team.

    I wonder if the head coach should be cracking the whip more in putting the players in line on an off the field. I think so. Discipline should be more of a staple. And overextended guidance should be consumed by the players. Or at least that’s what I hope is happening at UH in the wake of all this negative light.

    Come on team…where’s the respect, where’s the discipline, and, rightfully one would think , they should intertwine with each other…yet we’re seeing the opposite. Let’s hope there’s fast moving changes… where the iron claw or fist catches a few of the wayward ones. And the voices of the past…or current ones gnaws on the consciousness, too, of the ones in charge.

    Players, fans and all supporters from yesteryear have put their hearts and souls into the program and it’s a shame if what we’re seeing over the last couple of years continues and more and more people, even the ones here, begin to think of the Warriors as a bunch of thugs and punks. This stigmatization brought on by a few…and maybe isolated cases…and you’ll hear more and more crap about how hard it is to insulate these cases from the horses mouths. But the bottom line it has to be stopped and rules and discipline should be coveted…and there shouldn’t be any excuse not to.

    Generations of players have come and gone. Many leaving their blood, sweat and tears on the field. Likewise, many fans and supporters have expended a lot of support and love for the team over the years and the bond that unites players and fans is their love for each other…and together it’s been an upward progression-clean, sportsman-like, respectful and law abiding-ascent that made the community proud of the team and players. And it should, rightfully, be kept this way. What’s evident, though, is in the last couple of years this can’t be said. And this has to change, for I hate seeing all the hard work of the players and fans of yesteryear in maintaining a favorable reputation flushed down the drain… for the improprieties on and off the field in the last couple of years has definitely taken a bite out of the past.

    When I see the namesakes of philanthropists that donated to the football program on buildings, locker rooms, weight rooms, athletic complexes and fields around the UH campus I hold them in the highest regard. For I can see their love for the program…and they’re giving back to the state and school, giving more opportunities to athletes and students is so admirable and commendable is very touching to me that they donate in the way they do. And I surely wouldn’t want to see this pipeline turned off.

    Yet it gets me incensed in the wake of all this negative light that darkens onto the football program on and off the field in the last couple of years–from the two players charges to undisciplined players yielding stupid penalties on the field that hopefully it doesn’t turn fans off from the program. Or worse yet, donors. However, I can’t help but think, it’s not helping either.

    How this team has taken a bite out of the past negatively is a crying shame. And the people in the know, athletic director, coaches, players or caring alumni, fans and supporters should put some refinement and enlightenment back into the program so they get back on course…so they we can be fully proud of them again.

  124. brew808 March 22, 2009 1:59 pm

    Sheessshhh… they spread the court, they move without the ball, the take (and make) open shots, on D they stay in front of their ‘man, they switch and help-out on D, they box out and rebound, …. Wait – maybe the kane ‘bows should also be watching! 😯 πŸ™„ 😐

  125. brew808 March 22, 2009 2:05 pm

    roysan16 – In general, you have my utmost respect…..

    I think you’re taking this to the extreme. IMHO – the student-athletes at UH are solid citizens and the very bad examples of these two players is NOT representative of the entire population.

  126. Committed Road Warrior March 22, 2009 2:10 pm

    Slugfest in progress in Portland.

  127. brew808 March 22, 2009 2:12 pm

    or…. is it weak pitching? πŸ™„

  128. Garret March 22, 2009 2:13 pm


    There are far, far more good stories among the Warrior roster than there are bad ones. It is sad that one out of 100+ players can have an incident and that it would get more attention than the good things that 100+ other Warriors have done…but sadly doing good isn’t considered news as much as the bad.

    I’d like to thank hntkm12 for telling us about how Mana Silva and Ikaika Mahoe helped out with that clinic on the Big Island and how they served as good role models to the youth there. Unfortunately, the general public will never hear about that but they will hear about JP or the other players that get into trouble. That isn’t the coaches fault, and it generally isn’t even the media’s fault…the public seems to want to read about the bad much more than the good.

  129. brew808 March 22, 2009 2:14 pm

    The photo of Catricala is so SERIOUS! 😯

  130. Garret March 22, 2009 2:16 pm

    Two proposals due this week and a contract to get finalized…so much work! Sorry I’ve been off blog so much, but this time has been crazy. It is even harder when 3 different companies are involved with my company on the various deals and when a big defense contractor comes in at the last minute asking to be included. I hate it when everything happens at once, but that seems to be the norm for work.

  131. Garret March 22, 2009 2:20 pm

    The good thing is that all this work will be done before spring training begins. I’m really looking forward to following all the news once that begins!

    I haven’t been posting much Warrior news because there hasn’t been much published lately, aside from what ST tells us in the blog. That will change once practices start…hopefully the OL will get sorted out, the RB situation will become clear, the WRs will be deep with options, and the whole D will complete its makeover. The depth charts that ST posts will be *very* interesting!

  132. Garret March 22, 2009 2:20 pm

    Back to work…

  133. roysan16 March 22, 2009 2:52 pm

    Brew and Garret,

    All I know is that, presently, there is a negative light cast on the football team. And there’s no denying this. If for example, I spoke to the team in person, I would think they would be solicitous of my points because in a way it’s remedial. And this is my contention all along.

    Sure I’m cognizant of all the good deeds that surface on the team, but sometimes telling people of what’s disapproving, like there should be better decorum on and off the field , opens their eyes. And keeps people in check. And this is the point I’m trying to get across. IMO, if players caught wind of what I wrote it would give them a prospective that 1) they’re bad actions have repercussions and effects the team and community 2) that leaders on the team should police themselves and keep each other out of trouble (by fear or fist, it doesn’t matter) 3) they have a legacy to follow, and they should be mindful of the ones ahead of them that preserved a good image for UH.

    Exploiting the problem is remedial and people should remember this. And it shouldn’t be construed as embarrassing. Or the author forgetting all the other past good deeds. Again, imo.

  134. Garret March 22, 2009 3:04 pm


    I don’t disagree with most of what you are saying. The personal fouls, for example, made the team look bad and cost the team at least 1 win. Several of those personal fouls were by a team captain, which was not the greatest example for one of the leaders to set.

  135. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER March 22, 2009 3:11 pm

    roysan16, if we turn our hopes to human beings, there will always be ups and downs. I am more and more fixing my gaze on the spirit and concentrating on encouraging my fellow human beings regardless of foibles.
    It happens when you get older and feel closer to the next birth instead of the first one πŸ˜†

  136. brew808 March 22, 2009 3:23 pm

    WOW!!! I better go find my waders…. That’s some pretty deep stuff there Liz_K!!! BTW – Hi! 😯 πŸ˜€ πŸ™„

  137. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER March 22, 2009 3:27 pm

    Oh, I dunno, I thot #107 was pretty deep… brew ADMITTING to being lost…

  138. d1ε³Ά March 22, 2009 3:31 pm

    Great Day All!

    Dice-K survives a 30-pitch 3rd and gives up 2 but Oswalt cannot survive the hit parade in the 4th as Japan moves ahead 6-2 in the semi-final elimination game in the WBC. Grabow trying to stem the tide….

    C’mon BaseBows!

  139. brew808 March 22, 2009 3:31 pm

    brew now has GPS! πŸ˜†

  140. d1ε³Ά March 22, 2009 3:33 pm


    No prior warning about things being so deep here today! πŸ‘Ώ

    ….excuse me while I go change my socks!

  141. d1ε³Ά March 22, 2009 3:37 pm

    Grrr… 1-2-3 inning is not what the Doctor ordered.

  142. d1ε³Ά March 22, 2009 3:44 pm

    Extra! Extra!

    (Matsuzaka is tough!)

  143. brew808 March 22, 2009 3:45 pm

    1-2-3 right back at ya d1–>LV!!! πŸ˜†

  144. brew808 March 22, 2009 3:49 pm

    Eh… 1, 2, 3 …. 1, 2, 3 …. 1, 2, 3 …. Guess the next? πŸ™„

  145. d1ε³Ά March 22, 2009 3:53 pm


    d1ε³Ά–>1 more week–>LV!!!—> πŸ˜€ d1ε³Ά

  146. d1ε³Ά March 22, 2009 3:57 pm

    Whew! πŸ™„
    …on to the 11th.

  147. brew808 March 22, 2009 4:04 pm

    d1ε³Ά + 1-week = πŸ˜† πŸ™„ πŸ˜† d1ε³Ά!!! πŸ˜† πŸ™„ 8)

  148. Kekoa March 22, 2009 4:05 pm

    roysan16 ~ Don’t forget the blackeye Bolla gave UH. That’s on-going as well, and could drag on longer than the other! This too me, is much worse than a youngster screwing up…it’s a coach!

  149. d1ε³Ά March 22, 2009 4:07 pm

    Tsaiko arithmetic…

  150. brew808 March 22, 2009 4:07 pm

    Eh…. Kekoa …. whea you been? πŸ™„ πŸ˜€

  151. d1ε³Ά March 22, 2009 4:11 pm


    Reports on social media say that Kekoa and curveball have been busy solving all the problems of the world!
    It’s about time! πŸ™„ 😯 πŸ˜†

  152. brew808 March 22, 2009 4:13 pm

    d1ε³Ά – Remember…. when you go collect all of our invested funds plus interest, look for the COLLECT line, and not the DEPOSIT one! 😯 πŸ™„ πŸ˜†

    Also, the place off I15 and Trop…. there’s a double/double animal style waiting for you….. πŸ˜€

  153. brew808 March 22, 2009 4:19 pm

    Whoah…. kind of a “squeeze” play for Tsaikos and other ‘bow fans! 😯 πŸ˜€ πŸ™„

  154. brew808 March 22, 2009 4:24 pm

    πŸ˜† 😯 πŸ˜† 😯 πŸ˜† 😯 πŸ˜† 😯 πŸ˜† 😯 πŸ˜† 😯 πŸ˜† 😯 πŸ˜† 😯 πŸ˜† 😯 πŸ˜† 😯 πŸ˜† 😯 πŸ˜† 😯 πŸ˜† 😯
    😯 πŸ˜† 😯 πŸ˜† 😯 πŸ˜† 😯 πŸ˜† 😯 πŸ˜† 😯 πŸ˜† 😯 πŸ˜† 😯 πŸ˜† 😯 πŸ˜† 😯 πŸ˜† 😯 πŸ˜† 😯 πŸ˜† 😯 πŸ˜†

  155. d1ε³Ά March 22, 2009 4:25 pm

    HR! πŸ˜€

    No need stop with one!

  156. d1ε³Ά March 22, 2009 4:26 pm


    Yessir…with grilled onions!
    …and fries! πŸ™‚

  157. d1ε³Ά March 22, 2009 4:27 pm

    A 1-2-3 inning would be FAN-tas-tic about now!

  158. brew808 March 22, 2009 4:27 pm

    Woohooo!!! The Sharkees win!!! πŸ˜†

  159. d1ε³Ά March 22, 2009 4:33 pm

    Congratulations BaseBows!

    On to Corvallis….

  160. Committed Road Warrior March 22, 2009 4:39 pm

    Congrats to the BaseBows!

    Gonna be some happy players and coaches on that bus ride to Corvallis tonight. The Beavers are gonna play tough, but let’s see if we can finish 4-1 on the road trip.

  161. Kazz (blkberry_storm) March 22, 2009 4:41 pm

    Awesome win for the Bows!

  162. d1ε³Ά March 22, 2009 4:48 pm

    Now for the USA to make a comeback…


  163. Wayne O. March 22, 2009 4:58 pm

    Christian Johnson hit the go ahead home run in the top of the 12th inning. His batting average going in was .153. Just goes to show you just one swing can do. The Rainbows relief pitching was fantastic by all those freshman. Good job guys!

    I’m not too confident about Aaran Kia based on his performance last year. He couldn’t stop a pass rusher toward the outside and had a lot of holding penalties. He has to really step it up to keep his spot. But, we’ll have to see what Coach Shaw does in practice with these guys. God knows the offensive line needs to get a lot better because of all those sacks and penalties. The run blocking, especially in the red zone was terrible too.

    I think Hawaii needs to have a couple of plays from the pistol formation.
    One a running play w/ options, one a passing down, 1 a flea flicker, Funaki would be great at that. We need some versatility on offense man!

  164. Hellen CLARK March 22, 2009 5:00 pm

    I was just on your site and wanted to say I like what you are doing. Keep up the effort and keep the posts coming.

  165. d1ε³Ά March 22, 2009 5:14 pm

    usa…usa…usa… πŸ™

  166. roysan16 March 22, 2009 5:16 pm

    Re-Where to put Funaki? At Bulldog? Huh?

    With one year of eligibility remaining, I would rather see Funaki at QB in roles that surprises the other team, and maybe at times the other team least expect him to come in. Similar to what a pinch hitter is to a baseball team, I think Funaki would add more value coming off the bench in this capacity than if he tried RB, which with one year to learn the system, I don’t see how he could be as more effective than the ones that are there now. This is no slight to Funaki as I know he’s a competitor, but I think if there were designed running plays for Funaki from the RB position or the QB position I think he’d do better in the QB position. Remembering from last year, in the empty backfield, and Inoke under center good yardage came from this set. And I don’t see why this can’t be repeated this year, instead of trying to experiment in seeing if Funaki can make it at bulldog. We know what he could do at QB in running the ball for he brings the element of diversity into the offense (QB keeper, QB draw, options, sprint outs etc.). In keeping the opposing teams having to think of the Funaki factor at QB bringing him at designated times would keep the opposing teams on their toes and have them to practice for and think about the Funaki factor..And this can be a few plays a game, but Funaki could bring the element of surprise to the QB coming off the bench when the other team least expects it …and IMO moreso of a value to the team in this capacity than if he tried bulldog. My dream play would be to see Funaki come in at QB with third and long near mid field and punting the ball expectantly which catches the opponents off guard and pins them deep.Dey yo go.

  167. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER March 22, 2009 5:16 pm

    #164 phishy phisy…

  168. d1ε³Ά March 22, 2009 5:19 pm

    Grrrrr….down to their last out…C’mon!

  169. d1ε³Ά March 22, 2009 5:22 pm

    Sake will be flowin’ in J-town….

  170. brew808 March 22, 2009 5:22 pm

    Wait…. when you click on #167, it takes you to someone’s blog website. What’s the diff? 😯 πŸ˜€ πŸ™„

  171. homey ℞ March 22, 2009 5:48 pm

    roysan16 – You may see a negative light on the Warrior football team but I don’t. For me, in this instance, one person does not spoil the bunch. If anything, last season’s actions or inaction of a person that had a good chance to shine at QB had more of a negative light.

    Don’t get me wrong, what JPD is accused of is inexcusable. Let the court run it’s course.

  172. homey β„ž March 22, 2009 5:52 pm

    What Funaki can do at the RB position could be similar to the type of offense Miami runs. Funaki can also be a passer out of the running back position by employing multiple shifts and confusing the D. But then again, the Warriors never run the plays I wish they would run so it’s all moot.

    That’s why I like being a reclining chair coach.

  173. curveball March 22, 2009 5:53 pm

    Whats up with our “social network” cant seem to get on….

    I am surprised that Obama has not called either Kekoa or myself for all the questions we resolved today regarding the national well being..Pops also had a lot of input..we also resolved several questions regarding Warrior football and I am sure Coach Mac will be calling both of us soon…

  174. homey β„ž March 22, 2009 5:53 pm

    di – Soju was flowing in K-town.

  175. homey β„ž March 22, 2009 5:55 pm

    Heh curveball!

  176. koakaneΒ± March 22, 2009 6:01 pm

    whoootahhhhhh and congrats to the UH bball team. great pitching effort by the three freshman. good going road warriors.

    japan hitting has been outstanding the whole series nothing spectacular just seeing ball and spreading the hits here and there. and what can you say about their pitching. UH should get some of their younging and add to the bball team. hell should look at korea for dat matter. open up the asian market, bring in revenue and possibly a future bid into the PAC 10.

  177. curveball March 22, 2009 6:03 pm

    homey β„ž:

    Hi …Wish you could have joined Kekoa, Pops, and I for breakfast. Then you could be famous for the discussion that will solve all problems in the world….

  178. SteveM March 22, 2009 6:11 pm

    Hello everyone… Peaches and I are back home. Had a very relaxing time– thought of the Tsai-kos… like sitting in a 10′ diameter hot tub talking story and overflowing it. Or in the newly expanded breakfast buffet–where the food was good @$13.95 and replenished fast enough for a blog party.

    The renovated Warrior Club had a small stage for band (and karaoke certain nights) and the dance floor is still good sized. Karaoke by a equipment “provider” so the keys were good and the songs dance classics. Peaches and I shyly left–we’re not in the solo class like Liz, Pride, Esme, RK, Pam, Russ, James, A-joe, Midnight, Iwonder, etc.

    Been trying for a blog cruise for a long time, but nothing economical locally yet. One night at a hotel might be feasible… Instigators wanted…? πŸ™‚

  179. Garret March 22, 2009 6:15 pm

    Samson was just traded to the Raiders!

    Center Samson Satele’s days with the Miami Dolphins are over.

    The team has traded Satele, a second-round pick in 2007 who started every game the past two seasons for Miami, to the Oakland Raiders, according to an NFL source.

  180. chawan_cut March 22, 2009 6:15 pm

    its all about our team not the other. we’re taking care of business, they’re not. all good so far.

  181. koakaneΒ± March 22, 2009 6:16 pm

    my two ¢. spring ball starts up next week, make the effort to go see what the new coaches will be teaching. see how they teach and from then you will be able to make sound comments.

    crap we should all be at dem practices to see what new and exciting plans are in da works.

  182. curveball March 22, 2009 6:17 pm

    WOW…..another Jim Otto..he is now close enough we can go watch him..

  183. brew808 March 22, 2009 6:28 pm

    Oh great…. 😈 Here’s what the Raider Head Coach has been up to lately….

    Raiders coach Tom Cable didn’t join the cluster of scouts on the field at Memorial Stadium. No, he wanted a clear bird-eye’s view of Cal center Alex Mack during his Pro Day workout Wednesday….

    Cable isn’t fixated on a particular size and weight, but admits the zbs lends itself to players in the 310-to-320 pound range because of the agility needed in the zbs. Mack weighed in at 307 pounds with some room to grow.

    Next up on Cable’s viewing list: Stanford center Alex Fletcher, who will workout at his school’s Pro Day on Thursday.

    BTW – “ZBS” = zone-blocking system, and Samson certainly fits that mode! 😯 πŸ˜€ πŸ™„


  184. brew808 March 22, 2009 6:29 pm

    That post/article was from last week.

  185. Stretch March 22, 2009 6:30 pm

    I can’t wait for the NFL schedule to come out. I am interested to see if Seattle will have a home game on Sept 13 or 14. If not, hopefully SF, Oakland or Denver has home games one of those days. That will determine what I will do between the WSU and UNLV games.

  186. brew808 March 22, 2009 6:34 pm

    There’s San Diego and ‘zona too… πŸ˜€

  187. brew808 March 22, 2009 6:37 pm

    A Monday night game might be nice…. but then you can rule out the Raiders and Niners…. 😯

  188. Ralph March 22, 2009 6:39 pm

    Frank wake up, we got a warrior in Raider Nation…

  189. Committed Road Warrior March 22, 2009 6:41 pm

    Stretch could just pick the Monday night game that week and go there, spend a couple days there, then head to Vegas….. πŸ‘Ώ 😈

  190. brew808 March 22, 2009 6:44 pm

    … and Lelie…. πŸ˜€

    Good one CRW! Or Mr. Cowboy-Fan could head over to the Big-D! πŸ™„

  191. brew808 March 22, 2009 6:47 pm

    BTW – there will be other opportunities also…. with the UNR and SJS games… whenever those are scheduled! 😈

  192. Stretch March 22, 2009 6:57 pm

    I am thinking about going over for the SJSU game. I think that will be it for me as far as road games. Going to TRY stay away from Nevada since I will be going to LV already.

    If the Cowboys play on Monday, that might be a possibility. There will not be much time to fly to a city in time to get to the game on Sunday.

  193. roysan16 March 22, 2009 7:16 pm


    How I see things, and how you see things is arbitrary so my convincing you of my views is unimportant. But trust me if I went to the podium in an open forum and expressed to the coaches, players and fans of what I perceive is wrong with the team the last couple of years… and if, say, they booed me or even threw eggs at me it wouldn’t stop me from going up there again the second time and redelivering my spiel because that’s my nature, I guess. I know if less people went with the flow, and questioned why this and why that-this team would be better, the players would be better and further disciplined…and on a higher note- even this country.

  194. Garret March 22, 2009 7:34 pm

    By the way, some trivia about the draft pick Miami used on Samson:

    Satele, 24, was the No. 60 selection in the 2007 NFL draft – a pick gotten from New England in the Wes Welker trade.

  195. el guapo March 22, 2009 7:35 pm

    roysan, unfortunately I don’t think you would be telling them something that they don’t already know. There have been many off-field incidents over the years that were extremely serious and brought some bad publicity to the team. I’m not downplaying this, just saying that this is nothing new and has always been a coach’s concern.

    It’s easy for us to sit here and question what goes on, whether on-field, off-field, recruiting, hiring/firing, etc. but it’s obviously not easy to keep 125 or so people on the same page.

  196. Garret March 22, 2009 7:37 pm

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

    Study says that commercials makes TV more enjoyable to watch…I personally don’t buy it and I haven’t watch commercials (aside from the Super Bowl) since I got a DVR 6+ years ago, and I enjoy TV much more without commercials!

  197. Garret March 22, 2009 7:37 pm

    Study found that people that doodle when involved in something like a class or a meeting actually benefit from the doodling keeping their minds engaged, and the people that doodled remembered 29% more information than those who just tried to pay attention.

  198. Garret March 22, 2009 7:37 pm

    The gas that is responsible for the horrible smell of rotten eggs actually might be the key to a drug that replaces Viagra.

  199. Garret March 22, 2009 7:38 pm

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  202. roysan16 March 22, 2009 8:35 pm

    195-el guapo

    The media, radio, television and newspaper writers can see a pattern (off the field innuendo, on the field lack of discipline) developing but they’re not going to go across the grain and report this, for why are they going to bite off the hand that feeds them. This is easily understood. They’re no dummies..The media people calling it like it is and reporting the anomalies that go on in the program it would leave a lot a people with unanswered questions being answered, including myself from second guessing of what is going on up there. Hopefully, my point is understood to you, or to some.

  203. el guapo March 22, 2009 9:36 pm

    roysan, don’t kid yourself into thinking this is something new.

  204. d1ε³Ά March 22, 2009 9:36 pm

    I thought that was a picture of homey at the MVB game last night. (kinda small dat’s why…the picture, I mean….I guess πŸ™„ )

  205. Committed Road Warrior March 22, 2009 10:26 pm

    Way off-topic, but does anyone else find this SNL clip to be both creepy and laugh-out-loud funny?


  206. homey ℞ March 22, 2009 10:30 pm

    roysan16 – If they booed you or threw eggs at you it’s only because they heard the same thing over and over again. If there are problems it will be resolved internally, through the University, the Athletic department and most importantly within the team.

    No use people on the outside like you or me keep reminding them of their responsibilities. They know it, let them deal with it.

  207. homey β„ž March 22, 2009 10:31 pm

    d1 – I thought that was me too. But then I looked again and noticed I have more hair.

  208. Kekoa March 22, 2009 10:50 pm

    CRW ~ Yes, perfect match! The guy is very creepy sounding for real. I like to mimic him when his ‘story’ hour is on. Diana tells me to stop, I’m creeping her out! I cudda been a DATELINE host…a real contendah! (tsai)

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