Sunday ramblings

Random thoughts:
• Have a Midnight Ohana-like celebration for the Warriors’ first practice of training camp. The practice could be held at Cooke/Ching field. And it could open with the new Aussie kicker booming a punt from the athletic department roof. There could be giveaways, and Murphy’s could sell breakfast items. Who wouldn’t want pancakes and a little football at midnight?
• The Warriors should wear stickers of the Hawaiian flag on their helmets this season.
• UH should stage an American Idol-styled contest among UH students, with the winner getting to sing the national athem at the Boise State game. Elimination rounds could be held between the second and third sets of volleyball matches.

* * * * *

Much is expected of Rodney Bradley, a wideout from the Lake Highlands area of Richardson, a city in Dallas County. Bradley, who has been impressive since transferring from Navarro College in January, is listed as the No. 1 left wideout entering training camp.
Anything happen on Friday nights in Texas?
“Football is intense down there. It hypes the whole town. Everybody knows everybody. They know all of the players’ stats. That’s how big it is. For me, it was pretty fun. I didn’t get really hyped like everybody else. I didn’t make it too big or too small. I didn’t want to amp it up too much.”
Before a game …
“I’ll listen to a little Gospel, maybe Smokie Norful. In J.C., I would go out on the field with the quarterback and throw a little bit. That’s how I would prepare. Hopefully, I can do the same thing with Greg (Alexander).”
A lifelong member.
“You’d probably get kicked out of Dallas if you’re not a Dallas fan.”
So, naturally, as a receiver and Cowboy fan, his favorite player is …
“Michael Irvin. And I liked Emmitt Smith when I was growing up. But definitely Michael Irvin. And then I became a big T.O. fan My top three (receivers) would be Michael Irvin, Jerry Rice and a tie between Chad Chad Johnson and T.O.”
The best thing about Hawai‘i is …
“The beach. It’s really fun. I’ve never been to a beach until I came out here. It’s hard to keep away from it. I haven’t been surfing, but that’s something I want to try. I like the beach in Waikiki, and I’ve been to Sandy’s and Ko Olina.”
Waiter, I said make it medium …
“On my (recruiting) visit, I had some (sashimi). I didn’t like it. I guess it’s an acquired taste.”
The best meals come from his grandmothers’ kitchens.
“It’s a tie between my two grandmothers — Viola and Thelma. (Viola’s speciality) is meatloaf. That’s one of the best things. My grandmother Thelma, I like her dressing. It’s like stuffing. She cooks it with, like, ham. I love dressing. She makes it pretty good. I could eat it by itself.”
“I’ve been called ‘Springs’ because of my jumping. And over here, ‘Lightning.’ Nothing that really stuck. Maybe ‘Rodney B.'”

* * * * *

Congratulations to new groom Austin Hansen, who got married yesterday.

* * * * *

Davone Bess is Tuesday’s guest on the Warrior Beat Show.


  1. mouthwash July 12, 2009 8:41 am

    some people on the mainland call dressing stuffing, its weird , haha.

  2. mouthwash July 12, 2009 8:42 am

    wait, i meant to say they call stuffing dressing.

  3. mouthwash July 12, 2009 8:42 am


  4. mouthwash July 12, 2009 8:43 am

    awww man, someone already posted 2 times before my “#1?” post so looks like i didnt get the #1 status, oh well maybe next time.

  5. whitey July 12, 2009 8:44 am

    top 5?????

  6. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! July 12, 2009 8:44 am


  7. Hungry4Haole July 12, 2009 8:47 am

    Im not rascist, Im just hungry

  8. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! July 12, 2009 8:47 am

    RodneyB – WELCOME to the WARRIORS!!!
    Rob25 is ESPECIALLY delighted to have another Cowg… er, Cowboy (cough HTTR cough) fan on the team!

  9. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! July 12, 2009 8:48 am

    Hungry4Haole – rasta man???


  10. whitey July 12, 2009 8:49 am

    if rodney b lives up to his expectations, he is going to put a lot of pressure on the corners and safety which should help open the inside game. this year’s group of receivers have an opportunity to make coach lee’s offense a truly high scoring one.

  11. whitey July 12, 2009 8:49 am

    good morning liz

  12. whitey July 12, 2009 8:50 am

    got to hit the road, so have a great day.

  13. Stephen Tsai July 12, 2009 8:52 am

    So dressing is stuffing?
    If I eat too much, then I should say I’m dressed?

  14. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! July 12, 2009 8:55 am

    hi/bye whitey!

    ST- love the random thots…
    Really like the AI competition for the Anthem(S). No doubt one of the judges must be PA (hey, I met my hero- you might as well meet yours!).

    Two of the rules: the contestant needs to know the words by heart and sing on key.

  15. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! July 12, 2009 8:57 am

    ST- I think dressing is what you put on salad.

  16. Garret July 12, 2009 8:57 am

    Rodney Bradley should be a big weapon for the Warriors this season. Speed from the outside could really open up the offense, provided the OL provides the time to let the deep routes develop.

  17. Hungry4Haole July 12, 2009 8:58 am

    Not rasta, just hungry…

  18. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! July 12, 2009 8:58 am

    When you dress a recently killed game animal, it should be called un-dressed, don’t you think?

  19. Stephen Tsai July 12, 2009 9:02 am

    And we can have a celebrity contest, too.
    Imagine Robert Kekaula, John Veneri and Jason battling it out.

  20. Garret July 12, 2009 9:02 am

    Do they have proper lighting to do a real Midnight Ohana practice, with lights for the field and for the spectators to safely find places to sit?

    I think that the American Idol-like competition is a great idea. The contest could get more students to attend the volleyball games and the BSU game, which would be great.

    The stickers idea is good also, but won’t the Warriors have some type of sticker this year for the 100-year celebration?

  21. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc July 12, 2009 9:05 am

    Good morning everyone – another busy day ahead including stuff around the house & yard, getting ready for the Family Promise barbecue, being interviewed by a cat who’s considering letting us adopt her, and watching some pre-recorded baseball after we get back home this evening from the barbecue.

    Liz K: In response to your questions last night – no, it was not the standard Blue Screen of Death I experienced twice yesterday. All of a sudden a light blue screen appeared for maybe 3 or 4 seconds and then the opening page of the blog section appeared with all the different blog hosts with their pictures. When I clicked the Warrior Beat post I’d been working on, my post had disappeared. In fact, I had to hit the Refresh button to get all the new posts.

    Have a great day everyone.

  22. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc July 12, 2009 9:10 am


    The field is brightly lit as in the swimming pool next to and Murakami Stadium at the south end.

    Lights are left on way too long at night – hate to think what UH’s electric bill looks like.

  23. Garret July 12, 2009 9:16 am


    About your computer situation–have you looked into Best Buy’s periodic computer deals? Several times per year Best Buy offers 2-year zero-interest deals for computers…you pay $10 per month and don’t have to pay interest. This is only with the Best Buy credit card, but it doesn’t have an annual fee and you can qualify for it when you are buying the computer. They offer 6 months with no interest when they don’t have the 2-year no interest deal going on.

    I just checked and they have both Apple computers as well as the standard Windows computers.

    Anyway, this is an option for you if you really need a new computer and do not want to wait until you have save up all the money to buy one.

  24. Garret July 12, 2009 9:17 am


    Thank you for the info on the lighting…that makes a night event feasible.

  25. Stephen Tsai July 12, 2009 9:20 am

    Yep. Good lighting.
    And the best part?
    At midnight there’s no parking fee.

  26. Stephen Tsai July 12, 2009 9:22 am

    Sometimes I get that problem when I’m trying to type a comment.
    It’s kind of irritating.
    Then again, I still haven’t warmed up to this site.
    I thought the one we used before was much better.

  27. Da Punchbowl Kid July 12, 2009 9:25 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂

    Howdy Doc, Garret, Liz and Stephen.

  28. Stephen Tsai July 12, 2009 9:27 am

    Mornin’ DPK

  29. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! July 12, 2009 9:39 am

    Hey, DPK!

  30. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! July 12, 2009 9:39 am

    Speaking of Midnight- Slugger, you made a Midnight connection yet???

  31. Da Punchbowl Kid July 12, 2009 9:42 am

    Speakin’ of puter woes, my dinosaur may have to be put out to pasture soon. The ole girl has taken to crashin’ lately.

  32. Da Punchbowl Kid July 12, 2009 9:45 am

    Speaking of coincidences- that makes two posters who independently of each other just started their posts with “speaking of”.

  33. lava July 12, 2009 9:53 am

    “Elimination rounds could be held between the second and third sets of volleyball matches.”

    The first few times I read that sentence I kept thinking Elimimian rounds.

  34. al July 12, 2009 9:55 am

    why aren’t you guys in church?

  35. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! July 12, 2009 10:01 am

    lava- you are true blue Warriors… miss Solly!

    al- same reason as you! 😆

  36. al July 12, 2009 10:03 am

    i went last night….did you?

  37. al July 12, 2009 10:16 am

    rodney bradley….i tabbed him as the newcomer of the year a few days after his commit. he is the diamond in the rough that was kept in the coal mines in a run oriented offense.

    meanwhile, our receiving corps will get us on the edge of our seats this year. we will soon be singing praises akin to the fab four.

    key to our offense will be how much improvement our oline makes. the spotlight is on new coach gordy shaw. i hope his successes at run oriented offenses can be transduced to sucessful pass blocking.

  38. jm2375 July 12, 2009 10:18 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!!

    Hope you’re having a good Sunday so far.

  39. d1島 July 12, 2009 10:24 am

    Hawaiian flag-themed helmet stickers? Sounds like a project for a Tsaiko designer!

    Heading out to the South shore for a Wildcat get-together to welcome incoming students. Gee, has it really been a year since #2 son was in the group of “newbies”?

  40. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! July 12, 2009 10:29 am

    d1- Fantastic!! Hugs to all the Wildcats!

    al- every day is Sunday for me 😆

  41. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! July 12, 2009 10:30 am

    Hi jm2375- you sure got one BIG puppy!

  42. SteveM July 12, 2009 10:36 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Rodney Bradley — Best wishes for a great season!

  43. Sunday ramblings July 12, 2009 11:01 am

    […] News Sources wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptRandom thoughts: • Have a Midnight Ohana-like celebration for the Warriors’ first practice of training camp. The practice could be held at Cooke/Ching field. And it could open with the new Aussie kicker booming a punt from the athletic department roof. There could be giveaways, and Murphy’s could sell breakfast items. Who wouldn’t want pancakes and a little football at midnight? • The Warriors should wear stickers of the Hawaiian flag on their helmets this season. • UH should stage an America […]

  44. Kekoa July 12, 2009 11:12 am

    Al ~ The Lord is always with you everywhere that you go. One doesn’t really need to go to a specific place of worship to connect with him. Just open up your heart and your mind to the man upstairs. He’s available 24/7 – anytime, anywhere.

    Sometimes I think there are people who go to gather with like-minded people to worship…and that works for them! Then, there are those that go just to be ‘seen’ by others, to make an attendance appearance.

    I say, to each his own.

  45. Kekoa July 12, 2009 11:19 am

    D-1 ~

    Will the Wildcats be punting footballs off the top of the Turtle Bay hotel? If so, and it lands on a turtle and kills him…call me, I’ll come and dispose of the Turtle!

    Turtle Soup anyone?…with a side of Teriyaki Turtle. MMMmmmMMM!

  46. Rob25 July 12, 2009 12:03 pm


    It was great seeing you again last night. Can’t wait to come over for a night of cards and laughs!

    Give Pops a big hug for me when you take him his poi.

  47. Rob25 July 12, 2009 12:05 pm

    Ewww Kekoa!

    BTW, we saw Ashley Lelie enjoying friends playing billiards last night.

    Good Luck to him wherever he lands….lots of great memories from him!

  48. curveball July 12, 2009 12:06 pm


    How is POPS……

  49. Kekoa July 12, 2009 12:18 pm

    Just getting ready to head up to visit him. He’s doing much better.

    They have strict orders to get it right this time before they discharge him. Amazing how much attention he got after ER sent him back to the same ward with several nasti-grams from the Doctors down in the pits.

    Kind of a…“Hey! didn’t we just send him up there a few days ago?”

  50. curveball July 12, 2009 12:21 pm

    Tell him I will eat some watermellon for him today….

  51. Kekoa July 12, 2009 12:21 pm

    Rob25 ~ You missed Koakane doing his impression of a DLineman trying to get past Pride! He used his fancy footwork (da Curly shuffle) to dance his way around him while Pride was busy laughing!

  52. Kekoa July 12, 2009 12:23 pm

    Caught that Curveball!

  53. djmitcho July 12, 2009 12:25 pm

    Hmm…Stuffing is usually considered the stuff you actually cook inside the bird. Dressing is the stuff you cook seperately.

  54. Derek July 12, 2009 12:28 pm

    To commemorate 100 years of UH football how about having retro uniforms and helmets. It’s all about the marketing to raise need dollars for the program. Also, invite and introduce the top 100 UH players over the 7 home games during halftime. Players not able to be at the game can be shown on the Jumbo Tron.

    I’m looking for a big year from Rodney Bradley. And also, Jovante Taylor.

  55. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! July 12, 2009 1:10 pm

    Rob25- I love seeing the guys able to just hang out in Hawaii- surrounded by people who love them and support them!

  56. wafan July 12, 2009 1:34 pm


    Finally able to find a connection that actually works.

    Geez, so much for the speed of light. More like the speed of slugs.

  57. Maverick July 12, 2009 1:37 pm

    I vote for Augie T. to sing the national anthem at the Boise game. The Bronc’s will be in such dis-aray from the sound, they will foil the match.


  58. wafan July 12, 2009 1:41 pm

    I want RodneyB at the next Tsai-ko feeding frenzy.

    He will not touch the sashimi.

  59. Rob25 July 12, 2009 1:45 pm

    Yup Liz, it’s even better when they reach a certan status and feel the pull to come back and reconnect with the people here.

    Colt is a perfect example of that. The islands and people here touched his heart and now Hawaii is a place for him to rejuvenate his spirit.

  60. Rob25 July 12, 2009 1:46 pm

    Neither will I wafan!

    Yes, have him come so that everyone can give him the business and not me!

    Somebody is bound to use Rodney Bradley’s skills to get an advantage in procurring some sashimi. 😯

  61. wafan July 12, 2009 2:06 pm

    Rob10 . . .

    RodB is from Dallas. You are from here. We could expect that from him.

    But, if you were a true friend, you would be willing to help me out by taking sashimi for me (just so I do not look too greedy). Difficult to get real sashimi elsewhere!

    Naturally, I would be willing to help you by taking more of what you want. Of course, I might eat it before you get it. At least the thought would be there!

  62. Sunday ramblings July 12, 2009 2:37 pm

    […] Random Feed wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptRandom thoughts: • Have a Midnight Ohana-like celebration for the Warriors’ first practice of training camp. The practice could be held at Cooke/Ching field. And it could open with the new Aussie kicker booming a punt from the athletic department roof. There could be giveaways, and Murphy’s could sell breakfast items. Who wouldn’t want pancakes and a little football at midnight? • The Warriors should wear stickers of the Hawaiian flag on their helmets this season. • UH should stage an America […]

  63. NYUH July 12, 2009 3:05 pm


    • The Warriors should wear stickers of the Hawaiian flag on their helmets this season.

    Probably should wear a US flag too to celebrate statehood. Good reminder too that Hawaii really is part of the “states”.

  64. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! July 12, 2009 3:13 pm

    StarsNStripes -H- HawaiiFlag

    The flagpoles are the two sides of the H and the middle bar of the H brings them together.

  65. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! July 12, 2009 3:25 pm

    Better yet- the H is the H but the tapa cutouts are windows to the flags.

  66. Piper's Son July 12, 2009 3:42 pm

    Slow day!

    Good afternoon one and all.

  67. Diogenes Sinope July 12, 2009 3:42 pm

    Yep, really slow!

  68. Rob25 July 12, 2009 3:52 pm

    Wafan: I would gladly give away all my sashimi, but then there would be a long line because all you Tsaikos are forever reminding each other about my aversion to sashimi, poke, and organs.

    Imagine my shock when TJ’s was trying to charge me for Pork Chops and Poke last night. Yeah, fat chance. The waitress even said that she remembers removing a dish that had the poke. Yeah right, stop sneaking shots on the side. And anyways, KK was the only one that I saw removing ANY dishes. He’s apparently learning some new skills since he is now retired.

  69. Rob25 July 12, 2009 3:52 pm

    When is the first NFL pre-season game?

  70. Slugger July 12, 2009 3:56 pm

    Sunday Random Idea:

    Serve fried chicken & waffles at the Midnight ‘Ohana-like event. Ummm…

    sjmacro & myki ~

    I just made basil-macadamia nut pesto with the processor & it was FAST! Mahalo plentys!

  71. Slugger July 12, 2009 3:59 pm

    I’m trying not to get Tsaiko-sized, but I’m off to another dinner with my Mom.

    MsLiz ~

    Midnight & Barbara are coming over on Wednesday to get their things. 🙂

    Esme & out….

  72. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc July 12, 2009 4:12 pm

    So what happened last night – another Karaoke Kall? A fundraiser? A great buffet in some townside restaurant? Once again I managed to miss the announcement on the blog.

    Will be posting information later on tonight about another free event complete with live music, doorprizes, and more coming up this Saturday afternoon.

    Off to the Family Promise barbecue – culaterzzz.

  73. Ai-Yah July 12, 2009 4:32 pm

    Capitol -ist/WassupDoc:
    July 12th, 2009 at 4:12 pm
    So what happened last night – another Karaoke Kall? A fundraiser? A great buffet in some townside restaurant? Once again I managed to miss the announcement on the blog.

    once in a while FRIENDS get together

  74. wafan July 12, 2009 4:33 pm

    Hmmmmm, might a public apology for a condescending tone be in order?

  75. wafan July 12, 2009 4:35 pm

    #74 not in reference to #72 and #73.

  76. wafan July 12, 2009 4:36 pm

    Nice day in Seattle! Overcast and in the mid-60’s.

  77. Ralph July 12, 2009 4:37 pm

    Kauai Ramblings: they stopped the Ferry, poor farmers lost a venue to market their goods on Oahu, and airfreight is going up, up and further up. Someone shoots 2 monk seals and these lovely animals are endangered. This week, someone shoots 2 horses, one horse is dead and the other has a bullet wound in his face…Doctor sells painkillers online… Kymry and Liz, your island is losing its cultural value and sensitivity, its time Mayor Carvalho amps up his administration.

  78. Rob25 July 12, 2009 4:37 pm

    Oh wafan, whatever could you be referring to?

  79. Rob25 July 12, 2009 4:41 pm

    Ralph…I’m sure there was something more positive coming out of Kauai.

    Maybe a story about a rabid fan, getting to meet face to face with a certain former UH player and having him be so gracious as to sign all of her items (even those not her own) and take numerous photos. Jason said that even he thought about telling MeiLing and Liz that they had monopolized enough of his time. Good thing he didn’t because it would have been a long walk back over the Pali!

  80. Ralph July 12, 2009 4:55 pm

    now colt sees it on ebay and craiglist 🙂

  81. wafan July 12, 2009 5:15 pm

    Rob 2.5 . . .

    Uhhhhh, huh?

    I just got here. What are you talking about?

  82. wafan July 12, 2009 5:18 pm

    Ralph . . .

    Those protesters on Kaua’i might have to eat their words and actions should there be another natural disaster. Remember, there is another El Nino building in the Eastern Pacific.

    Hope and pray for great weather for the rest of this year!

  83. wafan July 12, 2009 5:21 pm

    Sure is a slow day. Is it the heat and humidity?

  84. chawan_cut July 12, 2009 5:37 pm

    unfortunately, wasn’t a dry sunday for me. lightning and thunder here. hope its just today.

    can’t wait for on the field to see LIGHTNING Rodney B streaking down the field to steal a post pass away from jovonte taylor. who runs faster i wonder…???

  85. Kaimuki Kid July 12, 2009 5:54 pm

    No actually I believe there is no one out there that is picking on recruits or the recruiting process today, hence, a quiet day. Kinda nice…

  86. PIAA DS July 12, 2009 6:12 pm

    I haven’t heard stuffing called dressing in years. When I moved to Maryland everyone used it, comes from “dressing the turkey”. Sounds like RB likes his good ol’ southern cookin’. He’s gotta go to Wahiawa and eat at that most excellent BBQ place, the name slips my mind. I got all the food there for Kevins graduation in 2005 – and drove it all the way back to Kailua. Maybe he’ll like the Big City Diners Meatloaf – my favorite.

  87. 4UHFan July 12, 2009 6:34 pm

    Turkey and dressing! Grew up on it. That would be Molly’s Smoke House on Kam Hwy in Wahiawa, Great BBQ etc.

  88. wafan July 12, 2009 6:43 pm

    Kaimuki Kid . . .

    I agree!!! It is very pleasant not to have people second guessing the coaches, too.

    Really, it reminds me of the Hawai’i when I was growing up. Slow, quiet and peaceful.

  89. (Jesse)James July 12, 2009 7:10 pm

    Hey gang…hope all is well. I agree with al that the O line is what will determine the progress of this years team.

    Rob25…I know you and Ronnie both have bags of frozen, heat and serve gizzards at home in the freezer. Don’t worry, your secret is safe with me.

    ST…those ideas sound good. I can see a full crowd there at Ching/Cooke Field for a football midnight ohana….

    and the flag stickers sound good….

    and I think an American Idol type contest would get more students involved in the athletic department…..

  90. Dennis Halloran July 12, 2009 7:31 pm

    There are some pics of Hawaii commits and former warrior at from the Edison HS passing tournament, Battle at the Beach
    Saw tons of great athletes at his event, None better than Victor Blackwell, a wide out/DB a Junior to be at Mater Dei HS.
    Josh Quezada from La Habra HS would be a great Warrior. Hope Mac can close him.
    Nick Montana, a UW, was only maybe the third best thrower there.
    Great deep thoughts by ST. There was an AD at SMU many years ago who did all that type of stuff. He was a promoter, not a former coach

  91. HST July 12, 2009 7:48 pm

    very slow on the west side

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  93. Bulla July 12, 2009 8:28 pm

    aloha gang,

    almost moved out from town to the West Side….nice at night in the patio over here, living in the ‘burbs’. going to try the 530 am commute to waikiki…should be ok. probably after princess bella goes back to SF, we’ll do the workout thing in the morning. mrs bulla and i are looking at trying to get back to the gym, although round is a shape, it is not our shape of preference, so where does oval come into play, haha……

    hope everyone had a restful weekend, tomorrow is another work day in hawaii nei.

    d1, when you said ‘wildcats’ my heart skipped a beat….then i read it was our ‘cousins’ from the coast….not the WSU kind…..the more ‘cats’ the better. purple is the color of royalty and passion…..haha.

    everyone, be safe out there.

  94. Garret July 12, 2009 9:26 pm

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

    I really enjoyed this article about how so many power brokers in Washington are taking basketball seriously now because Pres. Obama plays basketball and that makes basketball a key way to try to get influence in Washington.

  95. Garret July 12, 2009 9:26 pm

    Ground-up tires have been very popular for the surfaces of children’s playgrounds and sports fields, but now EPA scientists are worried that shredded tires might contain carcinogens and other toxic chemicals.

  96. Garret July 12, 2009 9:27 pm

    Study of bacteria on human skin found a surprising area for the greatest variety of bacterial colonies…the forearm!

  97. Garret July 12, 2009 9:27 pm

    Study found that all great apes (gorillas, chimps, bonobos and orangutans) laugh, with the similarities and differences in laughs across the species closely match the standard genetics-based evolutionary tree of primates.

  98. Garret July 12, 2009 9:28 pm

    Czech hospitals are responding to the shortage of nurses by offering nurses who sign contracts with them bonuses of free plastic surgery and breast implants. It appears that the nurses prefer those benefits over the other offers of free cars or free German lessons.

  99. Garret July 12, 2009 9:28 pm

    Free play links pau.

  100. Garret July 12, 2009 9:30 pm

    This columnist feels that the MWC should not have signed the BCS agreement.

    With the deadline coming today for conferences to sign off and in on ESPN’s nearly half-billion-dollar deal with the BCS, starting after the 2010 regular season, the Mountain West should have simply told the network and the BCS to pound sand.

    It should have passed on the signing and made a real statement.

    Instead, it caved, under duress, maybe even under protest.

    That stand, if the conference hadn’t signed, would have cost each league school hundreds of thousands of dollars. According to the terms of the current contract, in years when no non-automatic-qualifying conference team makes a BCS bowl, Mountain West programs get somewhere around $200,000 to $300,000, according to a league source. When a team from a non-automatic-qualifying conference outside the Mountain West makes a BCS bowl, because of a provision for fund sharing, MWC teams each receive in the neighborhood of $500,000.

    This past season, after Utah busted the BCS, league teams got some $900,000, and the Utes took their share of between $3 and $4 million.

    Doing the right thing would have been expensive.

    But it also could have been profitable by leading to equitable change, especially when the league was change’s clear captain.

  101. Garret July 12, 2009 9:32 pm

    Interesting mention about how ESPN has changed the way that they report the BCS issues ever since ESPN got the BCS TV contract from FOX.

    That attention is being paid by everyone but ESPN.

    On Tuesday afternoon, when news calling for probes into the BCS came from the Senate hearings, making headlines on all the major sports Web sites, was an exception. There was no mention of the hearings on its home page, only on the site’s college football page.

    Interesting, the conflicts that bubble up when a network supposedly in the sports journalism business finds itself neck-deep in the money at hand.

    When the Mountain West signed the deal, suddenly that story was headlined on Mandel did not say it would have been wise for the Mountain West to take a hard stand and refuse to sign the ESPN/BCS agreement: “They would be on the outside looking in,” he said. “It would be awfully tough to take on the fight on their own.”

  102. Garret July 12, 2009 9:34 pm

    Back to work for me…

  103. UHfan808 July 12, 2009 9:49 pm

    Good evening Tsaikos and Tsaikettes, Lurkers and Lurkettes!

    Hoping everyone had a very safe weekend and are ready for another week closer to the start of UH football season!


  104. UHfan808 July 12, 2009 9:56 pm

    I LOVE your random thoughts! hehehe

    It was nice getting to know Rodney Bradley, thank you very much!

    My random thot for Mr. Bradley’s nickname is…Meatloaf… j/k

  105. LizKauai (iPhone) July 12, 2009 10:01 pm

    Wow. 92 is a whole new kind of spam with embedded links?
    HELP. Techies. SOS!

  106. LizKauai (iPhone) July 12, 2009 10:10 pm

    Hurricane Carlos

  107. LizKauai (iPhone) July 12, 2009 10:14 pm

    Yes, I get to deal with the impacts of certain Kauai protestors every day at work. They are costing everyone valuable time and $$$ needlessly. Don’t even know why they do it.

    Kauai needs more Tsai-kos.

  108. BG July 12, 2009 10:15 pm


    Any word back from Coach Mac on whether the team would go for a cheering section full of Tsaikos joining them in the Ha’a at Boyd Stadium?

  109. Slugger July 12, 2009 10:25 pm

    Congratulations to Austin Hansen!

    I’m being Tsaiko-sized:

    Chinese chicken-jellyfish salad
    winter melon soup
    walnut shrimp
    whole steamed snapper
    stuffed duck
    Pipa tofu & spinach
    birthday cake
    sweet red bean soup with mochi (stuffed with sweet black sesame seed)
    [didn’t need to eat rice!]

  110. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! July 12, 2009 10:49 pm

    Slugger- WOW what a FEAST! 😯

  111. Slugger July 12, 2009 10:54 pm

    It was my Mom’s friend’s 88th birthday party. We should live that long & celebrate life.


    Got to hear my Mom sing at the dinner tonight numerous times. But I didn’t have to dance “Hanalei Moon” because someone else was on the program to do that hula. Hurrah! I think she was close to 80 y.o.

  112. Ralph July 12, 2009 10:57 pm

    everything sounds great to eat except the jellyfish…took the stingers out, or is it like eating fugu, and does the numbness gives some kind of euphoria.

  113. SteveM July 12, 2009 10:59 pm

    Slugger — if you cut out the sea food, you could be a svelte as me. 😐
    Ate my way to a couple more Warrior Jacks today. 😳

  114. SteveM July 12, 2009 11:04 pm

    Slugger — you and your mom singing together sounds like stereo! Especially when I am sitting between the two of you. Excellent singing….and hula.

  115. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! July 12, 2009 11:09 pm

    Hi SteveM and Ralph!

    Slugger, our moms are the same age! Happy Birthday!

  116. SteveM July 12, 2009 11:16 pm

    Hi Liz!

  117. SteveM July 12, 2009 11:30 pm

    I am the least musically inclined, but for karaoke I have some general divisions (don’t know what the musical term is)…

    LizKauai and prideperiod are in the choir & stage group. A certain timbre to their voice.

    Esme, d1shima, Pam and Russ lead the main group.

    Slugger is in between, capable of going either way.

    UHfan808 and Lefty head the rap genre.

    Other languages — las vegas (Japanese) and Betty (Korean).

  118. SteveM July 12, 2009 11:33 pm

    Work day again tomorrow. Good night everyone!

  119. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! July 13, 2009 12:38 am

    Sweet Warrior Dreams!

    Nitey nite, all.

  120. Pauoa Boy July 13, 2009 2:32 am

    Rodney Bradley should be beasting this year on the outside with Malcolm. Plus you got Salas and Pilares at the slots, Jovonte, and Dustin in the mix, oohwee…talk about defensive coordinators about to she-she pants when they circle our Warriors on the schedule this year. Rodney Bradley should just be known as “Lightning Rod”!

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  122. Garret July 13, 2009 5:23 am

    Washington State already had problems with depth and 3 seniors who were expected to contribute have been kicked off their team.

    With less than a month before fall football camp begins, Washington State University released its 2009 roster Saturday.

    And there were some familiar names missing, including defensive back Devin Giles and wide receiver Michael Willis.

    “They were dismissed for a violation of team rules,” head coach Paul Wulff said.

    The seniors join former starting defensive back Romeo Pellum, who was dismissed last spring, as expected contributors who won’t be back.

  123. Bulla July 13, 2009 5:25 am

    1st day for the official West Side commute….off to the darkness i go….

  124. Garret July 13, 2009 6:02 am

    In the 32 years between 1970 and 2002, Oklahoma state spent $10 million on their athletic facilities. In the 6 years between 2003 and 2009, Oklahoma state has spent $355 million on their athletic facilities!

    By contrast, from 1970 to 2002, OSU spent only about $10 million on athletic facilities.

    “People have been saying, ‘Wait ’til next year for OSU football,’ ” said Holder. “Well, I’ve been waiting 43 years for next year to come.

    “I tell our fans and alums that if you want next year to come, you have to do something about it. Football was a wasteland around here for a long time. Not anymore. I want next year to be here, and I’m not a patient man. Neither is Boone Pickens.”

  125. whitey July 13, 2009 6:05 am

    good morning tsaikos

  126. djmitcho July 13, 2009 6:06 am

    Good Morning Tsaikoland!

  127. d1島 July 13, 2009 6:24 am

    Great Morning All!

    Hope Bulla’s Inaugural Sunrise Shuttle was Surprisingly Smooth 🙂

    Have a terrific day all as Sunday Ramblings turn to Monday Mumbles….


  128. jm2375 July 13, 2009 6:25 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!!

    Happy Monday.

    T-minus 4-days till vacation. 😀

  129. Nonfault claims July 13, 2009 6:48 am

    Really great post Tsaikoland. Welcome back with bang..

  130. Kekoa (iPhone) July 13, 2009 6:54 am

    Good morning all!

    Jm2375 ~ waitaminute! You just wen come back from cruisin’ girl! How can be time for you to go on vacation AGAIN?

    Go Bulla!…Go Bulla!…Go Bulla!…

  131. Loa July 13, 2009 6:57 am

    morning gang!

    Kekoa – tell Pops get well soon, pretty soon camp starting

  132. Loa July 13, 2009 6:59 am

    c_c – i like the nic “lightning Rod”

  133. Slugger July 13, 2009 7:11 am

    Pauoa Boy,

    I like that name ‘Lightning Rod’ for Rodney Bradley. Loved watching him catch those balls at practice.



    It wasn’t my Mom’s birthday party…

  134. jm2375 July 13, 2009 7:17 am

    Kekoa – this vacation makes up for last year when we didn’t go anywhere except for a few days on Maui (via da SupaFerry). We haven’t been back for 5 years, things kept getting in da way – schedules, other trips, airfares… Not going anywhere after this till next summer at least.

  135. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! July 13, 2009 7:20 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Slugger- oops… 😳

  136. Pauoa Boy July 13, 2009 7:28 am

    Fo sho cannot wait to see him in the endzone burning people all day. I can hear the announcers, “Lightning Rod” to the 50, the 40, 25, 10, touchdown…nobody can catch this guy!

  137. Kekoa (iPhone) July 13, 2009 7:30 am

    Jm237.5 ~ So you will be traveling to West Point in Sep. of 2010! Au’ryte!

  138. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! July 13, 2009 7:32 am

    Happy Monday, Ka Kou and Hi Ho!

  139. Kekoa (iPhone) July 13, 2009 7:41 am

    Like Aunty Liz, it’s been a long time (Xmas ’62) since I’ve been to Madrid. Hope you enjoy your trip there!

    Oh and tell those People to WAKE UP! They take too many Siestas, can’t shop anywhere in the afternoon.

  140. Da Punchbowl Kid July 13, 2009 7:52 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂

    Still early and the Tsaikos have already coined two keeper phrases:
    “Lightning Rod” and “Sunrise Shuttle”. Gotta love it.

  141. warriorfanny2 July 13, 2009 7:52 am

    Yes Ma’m!
    Laura Evans has been selected as LPGA Tour Acting Commissioner to replace embattled and outgoing Carolyn Bivens by the LPGA Commission.
    Evans, a retired Navy Rear Admiral will take over the reigns until the LPGA can select a permanent Tour Director.

    “Im here for the transition period, to keep this ship on a steadfast course until a permanent selection can be made.
    I have no interest in keeping this position beyond my stated mission”. Evans said.

    LPGA commissioners have announced a consultant that will guide them in their selection which is expected to made within 90 days.

  142. warriorfanny2 July 13, 2009 8:06 am

    The King of Golf is paired with the “Bashful Prince” of Japan.

    Tiger Woods has returned to the land of Kings to lay claim to his 4th Claret Jug at the Ailsa Course at Turnberry on the western coast of Ayr, Scotland. This is the course with remnants from the Castle where Robert Bruce “The Braveheart” once ruled. So, it is only fitting that Japan sensation, Ryo Ishikawa is paired with Lee Westwood and Tiger Woods.
    Tee time for the trio is set for WEDs 10:09 pm (hst) and FRI 3:20 am (hst).

    Ishikawa shot to fame as a young amateur when he won the Munsingwear Open KSB Cup, a regular professional event on the Japan Tour at the age of 15. His nickname Hanikami Oji translates literally as Bashful Prince. He joined the pro ranks in 2008 and won another Japan Tour event on his way to climbing into the top 100 of the Official World Golf Rankings by the end of the season, the youngest player ever to do so. In June 2009 he won the Gateway to the Open Mizuno Open Yomiuri Classic to qualify for The Open at Turnberry.

  143. warriorfanny2 July 13, 2009 8:22 am

    The Master still must do homework.

    Tiger Woods was on the Ailsa course at 6:30 am and back in the clubhouse by 10 am completing his second round of practice ahead the Open.“You’ve just got to do your homework,” he said.“This course is a lot more difficult than people are letting on,” Woods added. eh, that’s a Tiger understatement. Ernie Els, 2002 Open Champ, called Ailsa a “monster”.

    Woods discovered very early in his first look at Turnberry on Sunday that it is vital to keep the ball in the fairway. A lost ball in the right rough at the second hole proved the point and from there on he used his driver sparingly. When he won the Championship at Hoylake three years ago he took the driver out of the bag only once during the week, hooking the ball down the wrong fairway at the long 17th, but still hitting the green with a six-iron and two-putting for a birdie. “I’ve got the driver in the bag, but I don’t know how it’s going to be used,” he said.

  144. warriorfanny2 July 13, 2009 8:30 am

    The Dean Wilson story in a nutshell.
    Wilson is ranked 180 on the Tour in driving distance at 270 y per tee-shot and ranked #3 in putts on green. In short Wilson works magic when he is close to the green but struggles with his long game. That became clear in the John Deere Classic when Wilson was T18 in the 3rd round and making a run only to collapse on the Par 4 18th with a quadruple-bogey 8.

  145. wafan July 13, 2009 8:56 am

    A fine Monday morning, everyone!

    Well, it is fine for me, anyhow.

  146. Jack Flash July 13, 2009 9:05 am

    That sucks for Dean Wilson. So who ended up on that charter flight to Scotland?

  147. Kekoa (iPhone) July 13, 2009 9:06 am

    Loa ~ I’m hoping Pops will be on the sidelines at the start of Fall camp.

  148. wafan July 13, 2009 9:15 am

    Pops . . .


  149. GRM July 13, 2009 9:15 am

    Whoever is responsible for #121 is a @#@$&%- HEAD!
    As they say NO MO’ CLASS!!

  150. LizKauai (iPhone) July 13, 2009 9:20 am

    I don’t remember Robert the Bruce being braveheart. That would be William Wallace.

  151. wafan July 13, 2009 9:21 am

    Liz . . .

    Hi and huh?

  152. LizKauai (iPhone) July 13, 2009 9:22 am

    121 is a spambot not a person.


  153. wafan July 13, 2009 9:23 am

    Liz . . .

    Never mind the huh.


  154. BG July 13, 2009 9:34 am

    from #108 Reminder to ST


    Any word back from Coach Mac on whether the team would go for a cheering section full of Tsaikos joining them in the Ha’a at Boyd Stadium?

  155. BG July 13, 2009 9:35 am

    Good morning all

    OK, break over….back to work


  156. al July 13, 2009 9:38 am

    st….are you a witness at traffic court? nyuk, nyuk, nyuk.

    and i guess nobody like “hot” rod bradley?

  157. lava July 13, 2009 9:39 am

    So wat, our beloved Tsai master hit one snooze button? It’s Monday already.

  158. wafan July 13, 2009 9:44 am

    Okay, I have a few minutes and a few random thoughts . . . if a groom is a husband to be would Austin be a former-groom and husband after the ceremony?

    Similar to a bride prior but a wife following?

    In any case, congratulations Austin!

  159. SteveM July 13, 2009 9:48 am

    Good morning everyone!

    I hink we are nearing the end of ST’s “vacation window” this year as the WAC media event and fall camp are on the horizon. Go ahead and sleep in, S …or at least sleep in an hour or three later than usual… 🙄

  160. LiLMermaid July 13, 2009 9:56 am

    Good morning!

    Looking forward to see DBess on tomorrow’s show. I met him yesterday at the autograph session, really nice guy.

    I would love to see Blaze Soares, Greg Salas, Leon Wright-Jackson and Kealoha Pilares on the show too. Not only for the “eye candy” factor but it would be cool to hear their thoughts on the upcoming season.

    Happy Monday errybody 🙂

  161. LiLMermaid July 13, 2009 9:56 am

    Good morning!

    Looking forward to see DBess on tomorrow’s show. I met him yesterday at the autograph session, really nice guy.

    I would love to see Blaze Soares, Greg Salas, Leon Wright-Jackson and Kealoha Pilares on the show too. Not only for the “eye candy” factor but it would be cool to hear their thoughts on the upcoming season.

    Happy Monday errybody 🙂

  162. LiLMermaid July 13, 2009 9:57 am

    Whoops dunno why it posted twice.. my bad.

  163. al July 13, 2009 9:58 am

    lava….st is at traffic court. check his twitter notes above.

  164. LizKauai (iPhone) July 13, 2009 10:00 am

    ST is in traffic court according to his tweet.

  165. warriorfanny2 July 13, 2009 10:01 am

    #150. yeah u r technically correct, although knowledgeable historians would disagree as to who the real hero and braveheart, not hollywood. In the Movie, of course, the impetuous William Wallace was protrayed as the Braveheart.
    Here’s a quote from a well noted historian,

    “Robert Bruce is surely the greatest of all the great Scottish heroes, yet the Hollywood movie Braveheart gave all the heroics to his compatriot William Wallace, making Bruce out to be nothing more than a self-serving opportunist. However, it was the patience and cunning of Bruce that Scotland needed, not the impetuousness of Wallace, especially facing such formidable enemies as the English, first under Edward I and then under his son and heir Edward II. Bruce bided his time; he first had to establish his authority as King of Scotland. By the time of Bannockburn, he was ready”.
    Robert Bruce was known as ‘Good King Robert’ and was undoubtedly one of Scotland’s greatest rulers, bringing peace and freedom to his country.

    Earl of Carrick, Robert Bruce was born at Turnberry Castle, Ayrshire, in 1274, of both Norman and Celtic ancestry

    Who could forget the tale of Robert Bruce and the Spider–how a tiny little spider influenced the history of Scotland.
    Among JFK’s favorite tales of bravery.

    Look, not all history is black and white and is viewed many times through the prism of interpretive manner.

    The British Open is being played on the Ailsa course in which the ruins of the Robert Bruce castle lays perched above the craggy rocks fronting the famous lighthouse on the 9th hole.

  166. LizKauai (iPhone) July 13, 2009 10:01 am

    Hi5 al

  167. warriorfanny2 July 13, 2009 10:14 am

    #146. Ur not going to believe this–Brett Quigley finished in the top 5, won the exemption and turned it down. Dunno where it drifted from there or if it does….

  168. Jack Flash July 13, 2009 10:18 am

    Quigley turned it down?! I wonder what’s up with that. The scenery at the Brit should be awesome.

  169. Jack Flash July 13, 2009 10:26 am

    wf2- can you email some pics for Tsai to post after you visit the Big 10 schools? I’m a Buckeye fan.

  170. al July 13, 2009 10:32 am

    ditto lizk.
    hey, my mother is the same age as yours and mei ling, too.
    does that mean we are the same age, too?

  171. warriorfanny2 July 13, 2009 10:33 am

    Ineresting note:
    excluding the Masters, Tiger wins 50% of the major tournaments he enters when he plays on that course for the first time….I gotta tell you, by all accounts, Ailsa is a beast. Holes #4 to #11 run along the rugged Scotish west coast. The roughs are brutal and the fairways and greens are surrounded and guarded by pothole bunkers. In most cases the bunkers are so deep you cant see them from the Tee. The most vicious element being non-manmade– the wind and rain.
    Ailsa Craig is a doom-shaped volcanic island rising 1000 feet above the ocean 10 miles off the Turnberry shores and clearly visible from the links. Local folk say if you can see Ailsa Craig the rain is on its way, and if you cant–it’s already raining.

    No doubt this tournament will match equally skill and wits–advantage Tiger Woods who loves the challenge of thinking around the course….two days, 8 hours and 50 minutes to TEE.

  172. al July 13, 2009 10:34 am

    its been awhile since dean wilson tasted the thrill of victory. i hope he puts it together one day again.

  173. warriorfanny2 July 13, 2009 10:48 am

    #169. No, but I am putting together something for the future that i may share on a website…it has to do w confidentiality and contract. BTW, as u may know the Buckeye facitities are mindboggling, it sets the standard of excellence and everyone should see it. Alongside the river across the bridge to the shoe, it is an endless procession of complexes and awe, for each sport. Dying to see A2 in a few weeks.
    But for now, Turnberry is so mythical.
    Was speaking to a dear friend in bangkok, an expat, who told me his mom was from Ayr along the westrn scotish coast and asked me, rhetorically if I knew where that was located….i then proceeded to give him him a history lesson which produced a long-silence on our skypes connection….who said sports and venue is not educational?

  174. warriorfanny2 July 13, 2009 11:02 am

    Quigley produced controversy, but his reasons were valid. He had personal commits including attending a service of a deceased friend, another tournament he had entered and had made plans w family, not figuring he would Q for the Brit Open, plus he did not bring his passport, etc. Hey, the charter was good for $1000 USAD plus 3 family members, non-stop to Glasgow International, 51 mi from Turnberry. An incentive put together by the John Deere organizers to induce players to play in the Illinois’ Classic without the hassle of getting out of town.

    Turnberry is no cheap-O either, hotel rates run you $800 usad per night and one day tickets will cost you 50 pounds, but more now!

  175. LizKauai (iPhone) July 13, 2009 11:05 am

    The air sure is hot in here.

    F8 Safe mode. Argh.

  176. LizKauai (iPhone) July 13, 2009 11:08 am

    System restore.
    Happy Monday.

  177. warriorfanny2 July 13, 2009 11:39 am

    “Why I’ll travel 12,000 miles…and would travel 12,000 more”

    Graeme Scott, Manager Sport Development — New Zealand Golf, was selected as an international guest official at the British Open.
    “As an international guest official at The Open you have a fantastic opportunity to extend your knowledge of the game by working closely with The R&A staff and the full time tour staff in attendance”, Scott said.

    “One thing for certain is that every one of the Rules Officials at The Open is extremely passionate about the game and not only enjoy a good discussion on a range of topics but also take the opportunity to find out about what systems and new initiatives are in place around the world,” he added.

    “People have said to me that a 35 hour trip across the globe for a golf tournament must be a gruelling journey but personally I can’t wait to get to Turnberry and soak up the atmosphere. Having never seen the venue before there will be a fair bit of leg work and preparation to be done before the first ball is struck on Thursday.”

    Scott will be assigned to follow one of the pairings in the Open.

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