A couple of minutes with … Malcolm Lane

m41Right wideout Malcolm Lane, who attended an American high school in Germany, remembers what it was like to celebrate the 4th of July overseas.
“It was cool. There were a lot of Americans. Everybody did their thing. We always barbecued and invited a lot of people over. It was  no different from here, except the Germans weren’t celebrating. But you had thousands of Americans over there celebrating. But some of the Germans would shoot fireworks. Just because we were in Germany, it didn’t mean we couldn’t have an Independence Day party like everybody back home.”
Summer plans?
“I’m not going anywhere this summer. I’m going to work hard. Davone (Bess) and Colt (Brennan) will be out here. We’re going to throw the ball around. We’re going to have some fun.”
On catching Colt’s passes:
“It’s wonderful. He puts it on the money. The receivers like to go out and play catch with him. He’s so accurate, and he’s a very hard worker. He’ll help you get a lot better. He has a very good touch. If he needs to get a pass out fast, he’ll get it out fast. He puts the touch on it. He throws a great catchable pass. His passes are on point. He can pick out receivers very fast. He throws such a tight spiral. Everybody loves catching passes from Colt.”
Man cannot live on workouts alone.
“The best place to eat is on Ward (Avenue). I like the chicken lettuce wraps, and orange shrimp, and ginger chicken broccoli. I love the taste. The broccoli is so fresh. And the shrimp is so good. I love shrimp. I’m a seafood guy.”
Road thrill.
“In Florida, there are rivers running along the side of the road. You can throw your cage out there and catch crabs. The best way to prepare them is to steam them for, like, an hour.”

* * * * *

Ray Lewis, grieving the loss of his best friend, Steve McNair, has withdrawn as guest speaker for Thursday’s fund-raising dinner at Luana Hills Country Club. The event will help offset the cost of running UH’s summer camps.

* * * * *

The JC route is going to be tougher to navigate.
The NCAA is adding another math class and English course to the requirements for a junior-college student to transfer to a Division I school. JC students currently need to earn an associate degree and at least 48 transferrable credits.
One of the reasons many non-qualifiers — those who did not earn the NCAA’s corresponding qualifying  SAT score and grade-point average — decide to enroll in a JC is because they can play without redshirting or grayshirting.
But with the more demanding standards, it might take a JC an extra semester or two to amass enough credits. Instead of redshirting their first year, they will do it their third.

* * * * *

Kamalani Alo, a 2009 Kahuku High graduate, has been impressive in unsupervised workouts. He reports to camp in August.




  1. ai-eee-soos July 4, 2009 12:12 am


  2. ai-eee-soos July 4, 2009 12:15 am

    Malcolm Lane: Hope you have great year.

    Get serious – quit hot-dogging in a game.

    The refs are looking for any reason to throw a flag.

    Good Luck to you and the team.

  3. las vegas July 4, 2009 12:18 am

    Good Morn’ All

  4. chongstein July 4, 2009 12:30 am

    damnit timmy chang

  5. las vegas July 4, 2009 12:38 am

    Call me lolo but looking at UH’s sked
    I see a posb of going undefeated this reg season
    Sure Wa st will be a stern test and LaTech will be a better team,
    Nevada and Coach Tomey at home will be rough games but all are very winnable.
    With FSU and Boise at home (with U st and NM st) we’ll have a real advantage over these teams and Navy.
    My main concern will be CA, a bunch of big ol’ southern boys who just missed the cut at Arkansas or the other big southern schools.
    Both lines at CA will bring a lot of Beef.
    With the option, Navy will run our LBs ragged, gotta be ready for that.
    Wisconson will prob come in needing a win to play in a bowl game, nuff said about that.
    my 2 cents

  6. Ralph July 4, 2009 12:40 am

    top ten ST is on a roll, keep it up

  7. Ralph July 4, 2009 12:46 am

    happy fourth of July to Pauoa Boy, Frank and K. Mark….enjoy the day and stay safe….

  8. las vegas July 4, 2009 12:48 am

    Mrs LV says Thank you for the birthday wishes last month

    Mrs LV has recovered from her auto accident sufficiently enough to put lv back in his dog house

    Dog Sassy who has been on death watch since Feb is still kicking around, she has survived “last dinner” of sirloin steak five times so far.

    A-House, Thanks for the letter with info
    you can contact me at tsaikolv@yahoo.com
    That’s the email I use for the UNLV party and luncheongate infos and confirmations

  9. las vegas July 4, 2009 12:49 am

    nice hair Ralph

  10. Ralph July 4, 2009 12:52 am

    Dog Sassy is smarter and healthier than you think…

  11. Kekoa July 4, 2009 12:54 am

    SteveM ~ If you’re still up, check your email.

    ST ~ Thanks for the human interest angle on our Warrior guys. Like ML said during his talk, Germany is absolutely THE country to party in! With Americans celebrating our holidays, and Germans with theirs…it was hard not to party hardy!

  12. Kekoa July 4, 2009 1:00 am

    Howzit LV! Glad to see you posting, but not happy about your being put on furlough in your dog house. Sassy is still *Top Dog* I see.

  13. las vegas July 4, 2009 1:02 am

    Howzit Kekoa san
    be back in my cave soon

  14. Goodbingo.net July 4, 2009 1:39 am

    The NCAA is adding another math class and English course to the requirements for a junior-college student to transfer to a Division I school.

  15. Pauoa Boy July 4, 2009 2:34 am

    Mahalos for the shout out…Happy 4th to errybody!

  16. Pauoa Boy July 4, 2009 2:38 am

    Malcolm Lane,
    Good luck this year… You are the lone Senior of the receiving corps this year, so I’m sure you will lead by example and take that pigskin to the house on numerous occasions. I have faith that you will do well, so believe in your abilities and screw everything else. It’s your time to shine so make it happen, captain! Au’ryte… Eh also, what place you talking about on Ward get that kine grinds?

  17. Pauoa Boy July 4, 2009 2:43 am

    Glad to see Bruddah Colt and Davone back on the island helping out the rest of the boys. las vegas, I share in your optimism that our boys can go undefeated again. We have loads of potential and it’s just a matter of putting it all together on the field. I think Greg Alexander and the whole offense will put up Colt like numbers again. We got weapons all over the place, just gotta come up with a game plan to put em in the right places to score and score often! I’m sure Davone is giving the receivers loads of tips and pointers and Colt is working with Greg to be the next big time QB.

  18. mctruck July 4, 2009 2:56 am

    National Stats indicate that the 4th of July ranks as the deadliest of all holidays,(vehicle deaths), in the U.S.

    Have a Happy and Safe 4th everybody.

  19. NYUH July 4, 2009 4:13 am

    Unfortunate criticism of Timmy Chang

  20. Momo July 4, 2009 4:19 am

    happy 4 th to you all. and enjoy a great week end

    Will be going to Hilo on the 10 th week end for the bon at Honokaa and to Maui on Aug 8 week end for the Kula Bon so set up the golf match Whitey..

  21. djmitcho July 4, 2009 5:10 am

    Good Morning Gang! Happy 4th to all! Thank you to those currently serving and those who have in the past. Your sacrifices allow us to celebrate days like these.

  22. djmitcho July 4, 2009 5:11 am

    I didn’t see any criticism in that article. It was just stating the facts as they have been presented.

  23. Da Punchbowl Kid July 4, 2009 6:16 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂

    Happy Fourth of July to all!

  24. Da Punchbowl Kid July 4, 2009 6:20 am

    las vegas san-

    Does the doghouse have wi-fi or broad band? Either way its good that you are able to post from there. I agree with your statement about the Warriors’ chances next season. Your wisdom is surpassed only by your ruggedly handsome skinny Kam Fongish good looks.

  25. Da Punchbowl Kid July 4, 2009 6:35 am

    The Fourth of July fire-bug strikes early on the slopes of beautiful Puowaena.

    Errant fireworks set off by a couple of young neighborhood lads scorched nearly an acre or so not more than 50 yards from the nearest buildings, mine included. The blaze was in the grassy area just above the basketball courts. Many neighbors gathered on the courts to watch the fire and to see the heroic HFD arrive on the scene and quickly control the blaze. I took some very nice pictures of the whole episode and was going to send them to our blog host’s paper, only to be told there would be no room for the pics in today’s edition.

    Two morals to this story: Pictures of fires aren’t such a “hot” item with the press around the Fourth of July. Also, it needs to be said, enjoy fireworks responsibly and have a safe and happy Fourth of July.

  26. Da Punchbowl Kid July 4, 2009 6:38 am

    We’ll all look forward to “celebrating” many TD catches by young Mr. Lane this season. Nuff said.


  27. Da Punchbowl Kid July 4, 2009 6:39 am

    Hmmm… should I go for a special Fourth of July DPK post marathon?

  28. Da Punchbowl Kid July 4, 2009 6:40 am

    That would give me even more in common with the “Twilight Zone”.

  29. Da Punchbowl Kid July 4, 2009 6:43 am

    Ginger chicken broccoli- MMMmmmMMM.

  30. warriorfanny2 July 4, 2009 6:44 am

    dean wilson has made 11 birds in 25 holes but has 9 bogeys. he shows brilliance and yesterday holed a 30-footer from the rough on the edge of the green. he is t/22 and is currently 2 under at the at&t congressional. if dean can work on his faults and continue improving he will be making more cuts and earnings…..parker m missed the cut by one.

  31. djmitcho July 4, 2009 6:44 am

    Ok, I’ll break up the DPK marathon.

  32. djmitcho July 4, 2009 6:45 am

    Oh, I see wf2 beat me to it

  33. Da Punchbowl Kid July 4, 2009 6:46 am

    Okay, that’s enough of my ramblings, you’ve all suffered enough. Outta here!


  34. βρεω808 July 4, 2009 6:46 am


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  35. Da Punchbowl Kid July 4, 2009 6:48 am

    Hi dj! Howdy wf2!

  36. Da Punchbowl Kid July 4, 2009 6:49 am

    I was waitin’ for brew to show up and get the parade started. 😆 Howzit brew!

  37. roysan16 July 4, 2009 6:51 am

    Good Morning,

    Happy Fourth.

    Taking a look at Michelle Wie. Currently she’s playing the third hole of the third round. On the first hole Michelle bogeyed. Second hole she parred. Her playing partner/ pairing-Suzann Pettersen is a very long hitter off the tees, about equal with Michelle. I hope Michelle’s ego isn’t affected, where she might try harder in out dueling Pettersen on the drives. My coaching to Michelle would be similar to what everyone else is thinking–stay within your game Michelle. At the start of the day she was -8 and 3 behind the leaders. She’ll need to shoot a 66-67 today to have a realistic shot of winning tomorrow.

  38. βρεω808 July 4, 2009 6:52 am

    Everyone have a terrific 4th of July!!!

    Big (((((((((Ronnie & ‘ohana))))))))) 😀 😆 😀

    Party hardy…. but Safely! 😀

  39. warriorfanny2 July 4, 2009 7:03 am

    river road is a beltway exit road leading to congressional gc….the bottleneck traffic is a nightmare and takes an hour to park and yesterday forced one player to leave his car and walk to the starting tee to avoid a late penalty stroke or dq….next year at&t moves and the us open will be held here, prompting tournamemnt host tiger woods to comment, “the usga does a good job at moving traffic, when we return in two years we’ll just piggyback on what they did with resolving the issue”….lol….mr woods is the consumate gentleman….tw and aussie, rod pampling, leader pairing,
    t-off at (1:50 est).

  40. βρεω808 July 4, 2009 7:06 am

    BTW – The “crawler” ad showing on my WB screen is for Terry Fator at the Mirage. He’s the ventriloquist/singer who won the “America’s Got Talent” contest a couple seasons ago. The guy is 😆 A W E S O M E !!! 😯 He is an outstanding singer & entertainer…. par excellence… and I highly recommend seeing his show. You won’t be disappointed – especially to the music/karaoke loving bunch of Tsaikos that we have here on the Warrior Beat!!! 😀

  41. βρεω808 July 4, 2009 7:07 am

    DPK … 😆

  42. βρεω808 July 4, 2009 7:10 am

    BTW – everytime I see/write “DPK” I immediately think of … C P K (as in pizza)…. but, mo betta! 😆

  43. Da Punchbowl Kid July 4, 2009 7:13 am

    That’s funny- every time I see/write “brew” I think of, well, BREW as in beerskis! 😆

  44. roysan16 July 4, 2009 7:14 am

    I second what others said here, especially Brew, commemorating the 4th of July by blessing America and partying safely, hardily and responsibly. These are fine words, the deliverances is very acknowledging of America and tsaikos and guests reading this blog.

  45. Da Punchbowl Kid July 4, 2009 7:14 am

    Beer- MMMmmmMMM 😆

  46. βρεω808 July 4, 2009 7:16 am

    …pizza & brewski’s…. Eh – let’s party!!! 😆 🙄 😆

  47. βρεω808 July 4, 2009 7:17 am

    …party, responsibly…. 😀

  48. warriorfanny2 July 4, 2009 7:18 am

    sorry guyz, im still stuck on 6-7 until camp begins.
    will be posting on the subject next week….

  49. damnit-timmy July 4, 2009 7:22 am

    damnit-timmy chang

  50. warriorfanny2 July 4, 2009 7:24 am

    there are more military today at congressional than there are in afghanistan….tournament host tiger woods issued 30,000 free passes to us service men and women….great setting for the 4th.

  51. damnit-timmy July 4, 2009 7:32 am

    go warriors

  52. warriorfanny2 July 4, 2009 7:35 am

    tc needs to realize that he lives in a fishbowl in hawaii and like it or not–is held up as a role model for youth. he is accountable for bizzare behavior and unless he matures he’ll miss the next step in his career…..havin said that, there are many rootin for him, including myself.

  53. damnit-timmy July 4, 2009 7:39 am

    well said warriorfanny2

  54. Kekoa July 4, 2009 7:42 am

    A couple of minutes with … Malcolm Lane
    July 4th, 2009 by Stephen Tsai

    “In Florida, there are rivers running along the side of the road. You can throw your cage out there and catch crabs. The best way to prepare them is to steam them for, like, an hour.”

    I must disagree Mr. Lane. The preferred method for me (and Rob25) is to eat those buggahs raw, slathered with Korean hot sauce! Wash it down with an ice cold Brewski, and life is Good!

  55. NoBackbone July 4, 2009 7:55 am

    In a contest that Tsaikos can relate to, a record 68 ‘dogs in 10 minutes.

  56. FloridaTed July 4, 2009 7:56 am

    Happy Fourth of July, Tsaiko-Nation and Tsai-Meister.

    We’re celebrating a Holiday that goes way beyond a simple reason to party.

    The USA may have its faults, after all, it is populated by Humans, but one, huge, overiding fact remains, without the USA there would be no more democracy left in the world.

    That alone is a huge reason to celebrate, at least for me.

  57. Kekoa July 4, 2009 7:59 am

    wf2 ~ TC must begin to bounce back with some damage control. Rather than ducking into his cave, he should:

    1. Release an immediate statement to the press that offers a sincere apology to the young lady.

    2. This statement should acknowledge what the alledged incident was all about, and what his plans are to man up and do the responsible thing.

    3. Take whatever the consequences are and work harder to show by example his true colors. One of a hard working local boy who made an error in judgement during a moment of weakness, and is now doing his best to turn things around.

  58. FloridaTed July 4, 2009 8:00 am


    I love those “a few minutes with….” shortsels, nice way of bringing the Warriors closer to the Tsaikos.

  59. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc July 4, 2009 8:03 am


    In response to your answer last night: I wasn’t even thinking about a “real” golf tournament but a fun event at the miniature course. Funds collected over & above the course’s entry fee could have gone either to the University’s Athletic Scholarship fund.or Doris Sullivan’s PIAA.

    When I first brought up the idea up weeks ago, I asked if anyone else besides the two of us were interested; if so, I then offered to coordinate it. I think I did that three times. However, no one else indicated on the blog or in person any interest in a “tournament” so I put it aside.

    Glad to hear that some sort of appetite-building activity will be taking place. We’ll play a couple of rounds at the mini-course and then stick our heads in the door to say “hi” to tolks before heading back to Kailua to check on our animals and walking on down to the beach to see the fireworks.

    Time to go get ready for the Kailua Parade. DrDoc is riding with the donkeys while I’ll be walking with the Beach Access/Surfrider folks.

    Where is Pauoa Boy now stationed? I gather from assorted statements here that he’s either in Iraq or Afghanistan.

    Hope everyone has a safe & enjoyable holiday.

  60. MeiLing July 4, 2009 8:03 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Someone needs to tell Malcolm that he doesn’t have to steam crabs for an hour. Less than a half an hour will do. Wonder if they throw back the female crabs in FL? I miss eating the roe.

    Sounds like a great QB camp at the Grand Wailea.

    HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY! Prayers out for all of those who serve to keep us independent.

  61. FloridaTed July 4, 2009 8:04 am

    Hi, Kekoa,

    Are all the TC facts known? I haven’t seen many details.

  62. Stephen Tsai July 4, 2009 8:12 am

    Whether TC did what was alleged will be a matter for the justice system.
    But he’s a father, in his late 20s, and, yes, a role model.
    People in their late 20s shouldn’t be around places where there are late-night fights.

  63. Kekoa July 4, 2009 8:13 am

    Aloha FT ~ Words to live by my friend! Hope you are having a good day today and a safe celebration in your part of America. Continued good health to you sir, and (((hugs))) to the Mrs!

    The Tsaiko’s will strike fear in the heart of a few golfers (mainly themselves) today at Kaneohe Bay View driving range.

    I’ve warned friends and family on the Windward side to detour around the club house if they happen to be in or near the area. Hehehehe!

    A Paramedic will be standing by (JJ), ready to administer medical assistance, or a brewski on demand.

  64. warriorfanny2 July 4, 2009 8:13 am

    tiger playing a conservative short game w his irons thus far—greens are slow….ouch, the galleries are tight, even along the fairways.

  65. warriorfanny2 July 4, 2009 8:18 am

    tiger has to adjust w his short game, his approach @ #3 124 y out was too high and he cut it w reverse spin. get it together sam.

  66. Stephen Tsai July 4, 2009 8:21 am

    I always felt that as a player, TC often didn’t get the proper credit he deserved.
    And as a top prospect who chose to stay home, you want to give him a lot of slack.
    But sometimes … sheesh.

  67. FloridaTed July 4, 2009 8:21 am

    Tsai-Meister (62),

    Good point and the only real point in this debacle.


    Hugs back to you from the wife, we’re going to venture to the beach a little.

    Kaneohe Bay View is going to look like the North Korean East coast, lots of errand missiles, lol.

  68. Kekoa July 4, 2009 8:23 am

    ST ~ The cat’s out of the bag no matter what the criminal justice system comes up with. He’s got to make a positive move to the center of all this pilikia to save face. Celebs get busted for dumb sh_t incidents all the time. Taking action to restore your good name is paramount. The sooner the better.

  69. chawan_cut July 4, 2009 8:24 am

    Have a safe happy 4th wherever in the world you may be.

  70. koakane™ July 4, 2009 8:26 am

    hey hey what’s all the shouting going on, can someone get some quiet 👿 naaaaaaaaaaa j/k

    how is everyone this morn. heeeeeellllllloooo hoooooowwww yoooooouuuu

    first of all happy 4th of July and much mahalo to those who are or have been keeping us safe so we may enjoy this day.

    looking forward to tonight so I can enjoy the company of good friends, supa fuuud, great families and talk UH fball babeeeeeee :mrgreen:

  71. MeiLing July 4, 2009 8:28 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Yawn… This is LizKauai at MeiLing’s….
    Time to go check out the slug-fest!

    BBL 😎

  72. C rM July 4, 2009 8:33 am

    Happy 4th of July Tsaikos!

  73. C rM July 4, 2009 8:35 am

    That explanation of interesting is awesome is just too damn AWESOME.


  74. Piper's Son July 4, 2009 8:39 am

    ST: Your #66 and #62 – good points! I appreciate it that TC, one of the top prospects here in Hawaii did stay home. Wish other players wold follow his example. I still feel players that go to ND, USC, UCLA etc are playing for ND, USC, UCLA and represent those schools, and not representing Hawaii.

    Florida Ted – glad to see you posting more often.

    Happy Fourth – one and all! Wish I could be hitting balls (unintentionally) at people down in Kaneohe but have to wander over to Arcadia and joining people at lunch more my vintage!

  75. C rM July 4, 2009 8:43 am

    Everyone going to the windward side tonight, drive safe going home.

    dont drink and drive (because you going spill)
    dont use headset when you drive (u look crazy talking to yourself)
    dont buy duct tape tomorrow morning
    and be ready, just in case North Korea launches the Kim Chee special (take cover and have a 12pk to kill time)

  76. Stephen Tsai July 4, 2009 8:57 am

    On the positive side, we’re a forgiving culture.
    He should apologize, buy her a new camera, do something nice for the community — free clinic? — and then hug it out.

  77. warriorfanny2 July 4, 2009 9:00 am

    sam (tiger) has been gregarious w his pairing partners (usually poker faced), i suspect cuz he is hosting—but u can see pampling buckling at the knees under the pressure of playing alongside woods….woods is still tinkering w his irons.

  78. Stephen Tsai July 4, 2009 9:04 am

    Imagine being a guy in high school. Months in advance, the guy asks a girl to the prom. She is grateful, but wants to see if she’ll receive other offers before deciding. How would you feel if you were the guy? How would you feel if you were the girl?

  79. warriorfanny2 July 4, 2009 9:11 am

    nothing like a 40′ birdie to get the mo goin for the aussie, birdies the 6th, only the 3rd time on the difficult 6 p4 518 y hole….2 stroke swing for pamling as tiger makes bogey…..wilson eratic with 4 bogeys and one double, finishing at 72, even for the tournament, t42.

  80. oldie July 4, 2009 9:11 am


    I guess you start looking around to see if you can do better. Just what Coach Mack did.

  81. koakane™ July 4, 2009 9:19 am

    C rM: Everyone going to the windward side tonight, drive safe going home.

    dont drink and drive (because you going spill)
    dont use headset when you drive (u look crazy talking to yourself)
    dont buy duct tape tomorrow morning

    eh what you saying Willis bwhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa see your ohana there if can if no can do the greenies bwhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  82. koakane™ July 4, 2009 9:20 am

    nuff going do stuffs long time no do this


  83. Stephen Tsai July 4, 2009 9:21 am

    I’m hungry.

  84. Stephen Tsai July 4, 2009 9:23 am

    How does it work tonight?
    We eat, then hit golf balls?
    Or do we hit golf balls, then eat?
    Or do we eat while hitting golf balls?
    Or do we just keep hitting the buffet line?

  85. Stephen Tsai July 4, 2009 9:24 am

    Notice Kamalani Alo is wearing gloves.
    Yes, even during drills, he’s thinking interception.

  86. ai-eee-soos July 4, 2009 9:38 am

    re # 78.

    If I were the guy, I’d drop this one and go find another.

    Similar situation in fb … If you offer a QB, and he doesn’t respond,

    then go offer a QB who WANTS to be on your team.

  87. warriorfanny2 July 4, 2009 9:43 am

    tiger whacks a 366 y tshot off the p5 606 y 9th and follows w a 25′ putt eagle….ohhhh sam!
    pampling is goin down under….ak is searchin for his game.

  88. MeiLing July 4, 2009 10:13 am


    I’m bringing a mah jong set to Bay View. Thanks to HiFlyer, I have a blanket to play on, too.

    See ya!

    You all drive safe & defensively.

  89. Kekoa July 4, 2009 10:36 am

    ST ~

    Wie hit golf balls, then eat.

    ➡ BG is in charge of the Golf Challenge. Each entrant may purchase a bucket of balls from the range office.

    ➡ Put 3 in their pocket for later, and hit the rest of the bucket for practice.

    ➡ Then, report to the official tee spot for the rules briefing and use those 3 balls they saved to shoot for record. The ladies will have a tee to hit from, and the men will have another. Everyone will hit with the 7 iron provided.

    ➡ A shot chart will be recorded with the best of those 3 balls plotted closest to the pin.

    Note to Koakane: Closest to the pin, not the Gin!

  90. A-House July 4, 2009 10:37 am

    ST & ai-eee-soos:

    ST, your #78 – I know you posted several days ago that Coach Mack stands by his offers and one needs to recognize his integrity and moral courage for his position.

    however, as ai-eee-soos says in post #86, there is a time and place where Coach Mack needs to “drop back” and ask himself, “is it time to call the prospect and tell him the offer in null and void”.

    with so many offers out there, Coach Mack must keep in mind what his needs are and how best to secure the services of the young student-athlete he envisions as those who can best help him achieve his goals – I see nothing wrong in pulling an offer if Coach Mack has been more than generous in time and space for a response.

    btw, was Manley one of the 4 QBs that Coach Mack said I need a response ASAP?

  91. A-House July 4, 2009 10:55 am

    Someone posted several days ago about taking 2nd best for the QB that was referred to Coach Mack by Erikson at Arizona State.

    Could not help, but remember, long ago, that the Oklahoma coach called UH HC and asked if could use a QB. Response was no as he already had a good QB. QB offered was Troy Aikman.

    The Oklahoma HC also missed out as Aikman transferred to UCLA.

  92. Piper's Son July 4, 2009 10:55 am

    AM may be the greatest QB coming out of Hawaii (debatable, of course), but if he were the “girl” waiting for a better offer to the prom, I would tell him now – good luck and the offer is withdrawn. He had time to fish or cut bait. And MAC has given him the time to accept or reject.

    But the time has come to withdraw the offer and to use the scholarship to someone who is willing to be a Warrior!

  93. Stretch July 4, 2009 11:03 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    Happy 4th of July to All. Thanks to those who made this day possible.

    See you guys at Bay View this afternoon.

  94. Stretch July 4, 2009 11:04 am

    Pretty nuts, Steve McNair shot dead in Nashville


  95. jm2375 July 4, 2009 11:08 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!! Happy Independence Day!

    PB, Frank, Mark Takai, my cuz Paul and all those serving our country overseas, stay safe and thank you.

    ST – #62, add to that, no *father* should be out that late…

    piper’s son – have a great lunch. The food there is pretty good, altho a little pricey for non-residents. I had dinner there a couple of times with my mom.

  96. whitey July 4, 2009 11:31 am

    what a shock, steve mcnair killed.

  97. Ralph July 4, 2009 11:34 am

    Steve NcNair and his girl friend found shot to death in Nashville…no decision if it is a murder-suicide..he was shot in the head

  98. whitey July 4, 2009 11:44 am

    mcnair’s death is even sadder because he had paid his dues and had a future to live and enjoy.

  99. koakane™ July 4, 2009 11:46 am

    note to kekoa make sure the shot chart if fulled with crown royal not patron

  100. koakane™ July 4, 2009 11:48 am

    100 me me

  101. Jason July 4, 2009 11:50 am

    koakane: So all is good with your new toy? 🙂

  102. HiFlyer July 4, 2009 11:52 am

    Mei Ling – please call me.

  103. Kekoa July 4, 2009 11:53 am

    KK ~ Your shot chart is full already and you haven’t even touched a golf club yet!

  104. Colomaohana July 4, 2009 11:55 am

    Afternoon, gang!

    Have a great time tonight! Wish they had room for little keiki, I’d SOOOOOO be there if they did!!

    I’ll figure out a way to enjoy my greenies…Uh…I mean, kiddies…

  105. Colomaohana July 4, 2009 11:56 am

    kk: Awwwww…CROWN?????!!!


  106. Colomaohana July 4, 2009 12:02 pm

    kk: Did you just say the “C” word????



  107. Colomaohana July 4, 2009 12:03 pm

    Ai ya! How come 2 times??

    Sorry…there’s an echo in here.

  108. Ralph July 4, 2009 12:04 pm

    Wie is 9 shots out of first, she needs to win the Jamie Farr to qualify for the U.S. Open, she’ll have to wait for next U.S. Open. She shot a -1, but there were ladies coming in at -10 and a -9, not a great score on a day that lots of ladies came in with low numbers…

  109. Ralph July 4, 2009 12:08 pm

    no worry Coloma, KK has the same twitch after a few bottles so double post is expected on occasion…

  110. addahknowjoe July 4, 2009 12:09 pm

    Dam! Steve McNair!

    Just like dat.


  111. Ralph July 4, 2009 12:10 pm

    if you had eaten oatmeal with your kids instead of drinking greenies, you’d be a lot calmer on the keyboard…

  112. addahknowjoe July 4, 2009 12:11 pm


    No way of you and hubs coming tonite? Just let the kids fend for themselves outside at Bay View. Get big yard and lights. Jus tell um go play. =)

  113. Colomaohana July 4, 2009 12:28 pm

    Hahaha…Ralph, I’ll keep that tip on oatmeal in mind NEXT time I’m hapai…


    A-Joe: Can I let them roll on the greens?? hehehehehe… I really wish we could….

  114. SteveM July 4, 2009 1:04 pm

    Happy 4th of July!

    …[sniffle] …for the first time since I was old enough, I did not buy any fireworks this year.

  115. SteveM July 4, 2009 1:07 pm

    …might have to dip into the reserves… during legal playing hours, of course. 😐

  116. C rM July 4, 2009 1:13 pm

    A Joe
    we really would like to attend in this windward side event, but we really dont have sitters. our sitters were reserved for a future event.
    Please toast the first drink to the C Ohana.
    Or better yet we can do a cell speaker conference call from home from 5pm to closing. ha ha ha.

  117. ai-eee-soos July 4, 2009 2:02 pm

    A-House re #91.

    Yeah, I remember.

    The Hawaii head coach was Dick Tomey

    Tomey also turned away Kurt Gouveia, by offering only “an opportunity to walk on”.

    Yup, Tomey, and Hawaii, missed out on Aikman and Gouveia.

    What a shame.

  118. Pride. July 4, 2009 2:06 pm

    Why would a local Hawaii product transfer out of Arizona’s football program when he’s penciled in to start at NT this fall. Doesn’t make any sense. Hope it isn’t true. You’d like to see young men make commitments and stick to it. Like I said, I’m hoping that it’s just a rumor.

  119. WarriorBasketball July 4, 2009 2:07 pm

    Read on (2) other Hawaii sports blogs that Kaniela Tuipolutu is considering transferring back to UH from Arizona. A blogger attached Kaniela’s MySpace profile and comments indicated that he intends to transfer back home to play for Hawaii. Kaniela was a former Defensive POY from Kahuku who played defensive tackle.

  120. Garret July 4, 2009 2:24 pm

    I’ve just read through through 8+ stories on RGM’s game last night and only one mentioned RGM…but the article isn’t very complimentary, unfortunately.

    But after cutting the Roughriders’ lead to 25-20, Pierce failed to connect with Ryan Grice-Mullen in the end zone for the two-point conversion.

    Grice-Mullen was also guilty of not coming back to the ball when Omarr Morgan picked off a Pierce offering and rambled 32 yards to the Lions’ two-yard line. Running back Hugh Charles scored on the next play.

  121. Garret July 4, 2009 2:26 pm

    Not much in terms of UH articles to post on this Holiday. A UH-BYU moment turned up as #1 on the list of top moments in BYU sports. As a UH fan I have a very different reaction to that moment…

    Recently, Vai Sikahema, former BYU kick returner for the 1984 national champion football team, gave me his top three moments in BYU sports. In order:

    1. Kyle Morrell’s hit on Hawaii’s Raphael Cherry at the goal line to save the game for the Cougars during their national title run in 1984.

  122. Garret July 4, 2009 2:31 pm

    Kaniela Tuipolutu was 4-star recruit from 2007, so if he transferred to UH he would have 2 years to play. He’s earned 2 letters at Arizona and is listed as 6’2″, 300 pounds.

  123. Garret July 4, 2009 2:33 pm


    I’m glad that you enjoyed the free play link last night about the homeless girl who is going to Harvard. For anyone who doesn’t know (though I think you already knew), you can click on my name to get the articles for any of the free play links.

  124. Garret July 4, 2009 2:35 pm

    I hope that everyone has a great time tonight! Thank you to all who are currently serving our country or who has served our country in the past.

    I wish that I could be there at the Tsaiko gathering. We’ll see the fireworks at Legoland–free and no problems parking, plus lots of entertainment for the kids before the fireworks.

  125. Hoohiki July 4, 2009 2:37 pm

    Manti did it right….UH offered but he politely declined, stated his reasons and moved on, and allowed UH to also move on. Didn’t keep UH hanging. But then again, UH wasn’t the first to offer and he had the “goods” not to be left “dateless” for the prom.

    How long are any offers good for? For example if a recruit waited to accept, but the scholarships wasn’t available anymore, can he sue for not getting the spot that was promised? An offer is a promise that there’s a spot for him on the team right?

  126. Ralph July 4, 2009 2:55 pm

    Tuipolutu came out third team after Arizona Spring workout. Mikaele is no. 1 NT. Beirne is also 3rd team at qb…Koehler is not part of the two deep depth chart out of Spring

  127. Ralph July 4, 2009 3:07 pm

    Oops! Mikaele no longer #1, Horton is top dog at NT, then Mikaele, followed by Tuipoluto at 3rd team…

  128. Ralph July 4, 2009 3:10 pm

    if the rumor is true and Kaniela transfers this fall to UH and redshirts, can he be given a scholarship that doesn’t count towards ’09 total but added to 2010 or does he pay his own way this fall and earns a scholarship in the spring if at all.

  129. A-House July 4, 2009 3:11 pm

    On this Independence Day, to all of us who have served, to all that are now serving, and to all that will serve in the future, Bless the USA.

    Many made the ultimate sacrifice, many came home with severe injuries and to this day have to live with them, many came home with “shadows” that will forever remain in their memories, and many came home with no physical injuries, but memories which will haunt them forever.

    To all of us, thank you for the privilege and Bless the USA!

  130. Ralph July 4, 2009 3:11 pm

    any word on what Koehler is doing? remaining at Arizona or transferring back to UH?

  131. Ralph July 4, 2009 3:13 pm

    Shannon Smith left Arizona too, I forgot where Pride mentioned that he transferred to…why are our Hawaii talent bailing out of Arizona…Stoops? his assistant coaches? too hot, no beaches, poi better than tacos?

  132. Ralph July 4, 2009 3:16 pm

    Kekoa what is on the buffet menu, ate a late lunch, may regret it if i am not hungry at 6:30 knowing the tsaikos don’t leave leftovers after the first pass in the buffet line.

  133. BowsForever July 4, 2009 3:19 pm

    Happy 4th, everyone!

    As long as Lane can focus on the game and cut out the “celebratory” stuff, he’ll be all set for a standout senior season.

  134. Garret July 4, 2009 3:33 pm

    According to Tuipulotu’s Myspace page, Arizona wouldn’t give him a release to play for Utah so he is going to UH instead.

  135. Garret July 4, 2009 3:34 pm


    Regarding your #128 post, transfers don’t count towards the limit of 25 for the recruiting year. They do count towards the 85 maximum.

  136. Garret July 4, 2009 3:40 pm


    I agree that it is best if recruits let UH know as soon as possible if they aren’t interested. I hate it when recruits take their visit and then say they aren’t interested…waste of time and money for UH and they could have used that time to recruit another player.

    Offers to recruits often come with an expiration date or limits. For example, Mac can let the 4 QB recruits know that UH has room for 1 QB and the first to commit (Spain) will get the scholarship. Mack Brown at Texas one year offered 4 DBs scholarships and told them the first 3 to commit would get them. Often, a recruit gets an offer pulled (sometimes *after* they gave a verbal commit) after a higher-rated player at the same position commits.

    Some players want to wait until they take their visits and do all of their due diligence. Those players most of the time are the top recruits, as they can afford to wait and they are often assured that the schools recruiting them will reserve a space for them even if the decision comes down to NLI day.

  137. madeinhawaii July 4, 2009 3:57 pm

    Rumor mills says that Kaniela Tuipulotu is transferring to Hawaii. Looks like more and more of the boys just wanna come home to play.

  138. UHfan808 July 4, 2009 4:17 pm

    Happy 4th Tsaikos and Tsaikettes, Lurkers and Lurkettes!

    Great to see our past, current, and hopeful future Warriors doing well.

    To those that sacrifice for us and fight for our freedom, God bless.

    Take care everyone!

  139. Pauoa Boy July 4, 2009 8:31 pm

    Oh nah, Steve “Air” McNair is dead??? WTH? R.I.P., he was always one of the toughest QB’s in the NFL who could take a hit and played better when hurt. R.I.P.

  140. Pauoa Boy July 4, 2009 8:32 pm

    Since errybody out watching fireworks and having BBQ, tip one back for me and have a Happy 4th. Just member no need drink and drive, errybody be safe…

  141. Garret July 4, 2009 8:38 pm

    One of Destin Stewart’s coaches found my blog entry about Destin committing to the Warriors and left this comment. I thought I should pass this along…I hope that Destin sees this, as he’d probably like to read this.


    As your former little league coach of the OKC Maroon Panthers, I just want to let you know how proud I am of you. I still remember that little six year old that I would press hard to make mad so I could bring out your attitude and best potential. After being your coach for 7 years, I’m proud of the hard work that you continued to carry out through the conclusion of high school. Keep up the great work at Hawaii…Otherwise, I will bring you back and you will be running to the “Tree” for old times sakes. You used to hate the “Tree”.


    Coach Robbie

  142. Garret July 4, 2009 8:40 pm

    Pauoa Boy,

    I hope that you are doing well and I’m looking forward to seeing you again at a Calf Call sometime soon.

  143. Garret July 4, 2009 8:41 pm

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

    Hummingbird-like nano air vehicle (NAV) flaps its little robotic wings just like a hummingbird and is even being made to look like a hummingbird. Eventually DARPA wants a 10 gram aircraft that can hover for extended period, fly forward up to 10 m/s and can withstand 2.5 m/s wind gusts.

  144. Garret July 4, 2009 8:41 pm

    700 New York City public school teachers accused of things from sexual misconduct to insubordination are being paid their full salaries ($70,000+) to sit around all day during the school year. They get summers and holidays off like any other teacher.

  145. Garret July 4, 2009 8:42 pm

    Lawsuit in Boulder, Colorado due to a woman who says that she was evicted from her home because she left her Easter decorations on her door 17 days past the holiday. Her case would have been stronger if she hadn’t refused to make her May rent payment, even after she was given notice on May 6 that she would be evicted on May 9 if she didn’t pay her rent.

  146. Garret July 4, 2009 8:42 pm

    Iowa school district hired a collection agency to collect past due lunch money.

  147. Garret July 4, 2009 8:42 pm

    14-year-old girl hid under a tree during a lightning storm and was hit by lightning…but her iPod wire apparently diverted the 300,000-volt surge and saved her life. Below that story is a pretty amazing photo of a home that had lightning make a hole in the roof.

  148. Garret July 4, 2009 8:43 pm

    Free play links pau.

  149. Garret July 4, 2009 8:57 pm

    Police are treating McNair’s death as a murder-suicide…he apparently was involved with a 20-year-old woman. Police think she killed them and then killed herself. McNair’s wife is understandably shocked.

    Police said McNair, 36, a retired Tennessee Titans star, was found on a sofa and had suffered multiple gunshot wounds, whereas 20-year-old Sahel Kazemi had one to the head. A pistol was found near her body.

    According to the Tennessean newspaper’s website, police are treating the case as a possible murder-suicide.

    The website also said authorities towed away a black Cadillac Escalade that likely was involved in a traffic incident two days earlier. Kazemi was behind the wheel of an SUV of that description two days earlier, when she was charged with driving under the influence and refusing to take a breath test. McNair and Kazemi were registered as co-owners of the vehicle.

    Police spokesman Don Aaron told the Associated Press that McNair’s wife, Mechelle, is “very distraught” and authorities do not believe she was involved.

  150. warriorfanny2 July 4, 2009 9:23 pm

    Last year when Anthony Kim sank his last putt in the final round to go 65 and win the Congressional, Tiger Woods was watching at home on his couch.

    This year, the host and defending champ will be squaring off, toe-toe, mano y mano as they both are knotted at 10-under and are paired together in the last group of the fourth and championship round.

    “I’m excited to be there,”
    AK said, and it was evident the way he leaned into the microphone and smiled.
    “I’m excited for the opportunity. There’s not too many chances you get to play against the best in the world at his golf tournament. I’ve won this tournament before, and I don’t see why I won’t have a good opportunity tomorrow.”

    The 24-year old Kim is regarded as a future American star.
    Something Tiger has acknowledged in his press conferences during tournament week.
    “No doubt, AK will make an impact on the tour….he is one of the bright, young and coming talents”, Woods said.

    Kim won at Quail Hollow and Congressional last year and was a force in the Ryder Cup victory.

    For AK, this is a dream he has imagined from youth to be paired with Woods in the final round and to drain the winning putt while Tiger watched.

    “Man, they were going in a lot,” Kim said, laughing.

    Tiger himself had the same dreams as a kid but instead imagined he was playing against Nicklaus, Palmer, Hogan and Snead.
    When Woods was asked about the meaning of different heroes between the two, he chuckled and said,
    “Im aging….that’s what it means”.

    AK sounded every bit as confident as Tiger was in the 1997 Master’s when he was paired with defending champ Nick Faldo.

    “I expect he’s going to be wearing a red shirt and be out there ready to go,” Kim said.
    “And I’ll be ready, as well.”

  151. chawan_cut July 4, 2009 9:48 pm

    happy 4th! its like i was at home at new years. this neighborhood was booming. all the neighbors got together from some legal firework fun!


  152. huh? July 4, 2009 10:04 pm

    I am pretty sure that Ralph meant Scott Smith and not the deceased Shannon Smith.

  153. MeiLing July 4, 2009 11:58 pm

    This is LizKauai at MeiLing’s – wow, c_c , that’s a lot of fireworks!

    Sweet Ronnie Karaoke Kall Dreams to all!

    Leavin on a jet plane early in the AM.

  154. Ralph July 5, 2009 1:21 am

    O16 will rebroadcast Aloha from Kuwait at 1 pm today (sunday). Great tribute to our soldiers…

  155. HiFlyer July 5, 2009 1:28 am

    Ralph – tks for the info

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