A couple of minutes with … Ryan Henry


Today is the last day of UH’s Summer Session I.
Many of the Mainland-raised players will be heading home for a three-week break before returning for the start of training camp.
Slotback Ryan Henry is going to SoCal. But if you’re in the neighborhood, look him up and he’ll show you:
The view:
“We like to go to a place near Kobe’s old house. It’s a secret hideout. We call it Top of the World. It’s about a five-minute drive from Palisades High School, my old high school. It’s a view we go to. We hang out there, talk story, and catch up, let everybody know what’s been going on here. It’s a great view. We can see downtown L.A., the ocean, everything. It’s peaceful. It’s very quiet.”
The workout:
“I like to go to the Sand Dunes. That’s in Manhattan Beach. It’s like a 150-yard steep hill of sand. A lot of the pro and college athletes like to go there and train. Last year, I saw Troy Polamalu train there. It’s a very popular training spot. If you walk up it one time, you’re already sore. I know some people who walk up it 10 times. That’s a crucial workout. I sprint, maybe, halfway. You get a good warmup that way. I walk up it about three times. I’m going to meet up with (teammate) Joe Avery. We’re going to train over there.”
The grinds:
“It’s in West L.A. It’s a place that makes waffles and chicken. If were to bring any local person back home with me, I’d take them there. I order a No. 9. It’s a waffle and three chicken wings. The waffle is from a secret recipe. It’s a special taste you can’t get anywhere else. I usually get one waffle. It’s filling. It’s a fat waffle. You pour the syrup on it, but you don’t need that much. I’ll go there after the Sand Dunes.”

* * * * *

John Estes was finalizing his travel plans. He leaves today to spend about a week with his family.


* * * * *

Happy belated birthday to Rico Nakashima.

* * * * *

Good day: Midori7 got to speak with Blaze Soares.

* * * * *

Not-so-good-day: I ran into the scariest Warrior ever — B.J. Fruean. He’s apparently taking classes at UH again.


  1. MeiLing July 2, 2009 12:07 am

    Safe travels back to the mainland, guys!

  2. BigWave96744 July 2, 2009 12:09 am

    First on this day:
    1698 – Thomas Savery patents the FIRST steam engine.
    1777 – Vermont becomes the FIRST American territory to abolish slavery.
    1900 – FIRST zeppelin flight takes
    1962 – The FIRST Wal-Mart store opens for business in Rogers, Arkansas.
    1979 – The FIRST U.S. coin to honor a woman, the Susan B. Anthony dollar, is introduced.

    Born on this Day:
    1929 – Imelda Marcos, FIRST Lady of the Philippines
    1932 – Dave Thomas, FIRST worked with Col. Harland Sanders to turn around a failing Kentucky Fried

    Chicken restaurant. Then sold his Franchises to open his FIRST Wendy’s Restaurant (named after

    his daughter Melinda Lou, nicknamed Wenda.
    1937 – Richard Petty, American race car driver, FIRST racer to win the Datona 500 3 times and

    FIRST racer to win compile Million Dollars in race earnings
    1957 – Bret “Hitman” Hart, FIRST WWE wrestler to win the King of the Ring 2 times
    1964 – José Canseco, Cuban-born American baseball player, first to hit 40 HR & Steal 40 Bases.

    Also KO’d in the FIRST round by Vai Sikahema

  3. BigWave96744 July 2, 2009 12:09 am

    Ahhh Mei Ling you beat me, or else I would have been “FIRST”

  4. BigWave96744 July 2, 2009 12:12 am

    BTW, Keith AhSoon is now living in Northern Cal and keep in touch with the Estes Ohana up there in Stockton

  5. Jason July 2, 2009 12:16 am

    Waffles and chicken sound good right now.

    I shouldn’t have drank that green tea, I can’t sleep.

  6. MeiLing July 2, 2009 12:16 am


    It’s all of that typing that takes time. But you’re in the top 10!

  7. Jason July 2, 2009 12:17 am

    That reminds me, I need to change the Web site my name links to. I finally got my own domain, so people who link to my site should probably change their bookmarks.

  8. Stephen Tsai July 2, 2009 12:19 am

    Wow. Jason.
    You can’t sleep at night, but you’re tired during the day.
    Go back to school.

  9. will-i-am July 2, 2009 12:19 am

    Waffles and chicken! hmm.

    I still can’t believe that the stadium is using green primer then gonna color it over with the brown and yellow again. I am starting to think that the people at the stadium don’t like U.H. football.

    brown and yellow stadium color scheme and swap meet on game day?

  10. Committed Road Warrior July 2, 2009 12:20 am

    Top 10?

    Jason stay up this late. What you up to?

  11. will-i-am July 2, 2009 12:20 am

    Stephen, how many hours of sleep do you get a night?

  12. Stephen Tsai July 2, 2009 12:20 am

    NCAA rules prohibit athletes from saying the name Roscoe’s

  13. BigWave96744 July 2, 2009 12:21 am

    BTW2, I just watched the Sep 26, 1998 Game vs Arkansas State.

    They lost the game 0-20 and would be the FIRST shutout at Aloha Stadium since Nov 27, 1976 vs Oregon St.

    Ironically the next week they got shut out again 0-28 vs SMU.

    Since then then haven’t been shut out at home

  14. Stephen Tsai July 2, 2009 12:22 am

    About five.

  15. will-i-am July 2, 2009 12:23 am

    I also think the stadium should charge people more if they park inside with only one person in the car.

    They should do the opposite of swap meet 25 cents per person.
    It should be $25 for one person, $15 for two people and $5 for 4 or more people in a car. That solves the parking problem.

  16. Stephen Tsai July 2, 2009 12:23 am

    What’s up with those 1970s seats?

  17. Stephen Tsai July 2, 2009 12:24 am

    Every notice on game day how many cars have those blue stickers?

  18. will-i-am July 2, 2009 12:25 am

    Give the chairs 5 more years and they will be hip again. In green…

  19. Stephen Tsai July 2, 2009 12:27 am

    Maybe UH and Aloha Stadium got the orders mixed up. UH is using a blue primer and green paint.

  20. will-i-am July 2, 2009 12:29 am

    Imagine Boise with a brown and yellow stadium.

  21. MeiLing July 2, 2009 12:29 am

    I just got through moving furniture around so I can fit a desk in here. I’m sitting on the floor in the hallway typing this. Am I nuts? Yeah, I’m a Tsai-ko.

    I think ST made the point that we can’t drop mbb due to the NCAA requirements for x number of men/women/total sports. We need to get behind the team & Coach Nash & help raise the expectation level of their play. Like the little train that could, “I think I can, I think I can…” It’s uphill, but with attendance & support of the team, they start believing in themselves. Lots of practice, developing outside shooting, unselfish play. I watched NAU’s mbb team under Ben Howland improve over a few years to get to the Big Dance. NAU did it with 3-point shooting. I think UH’s mbb can improve.

    Off the soapbox…going to bed. Although I agree with Jason, too much genmaicha.

  22. Jason July 2, 2009 12:29 am

    I agree, there is something screwed up here. No appetite, very tired and drowsy at Tsukiji’s. Twelve hours later, I can’t sleep. I’m busy updating the prayer requests for my church Web site. And I have to wake up early to go to my sister’s house tomorrow. I might get less sleep than Stephen tonight. Things don’t make sense. 😛

  23. Stephen Tsai July 2, 2009 12:29 am

    Why was Perez Hilton so mean to will.i.am last week?

  24. BigWave96744 July 2, 2009 12:30 am

    Only the roof will be Green….

  25. Stephen Tsai July 2, 2009 12:31 am

    Don’t forget that Ben Howland was Jamie Dixon’s first mentor.

  26. Stephen Tsai July 2, 2009 12:32 am

    I guess brown is suitable for Aloha Stadium because you can’t distinguish between the rust and the paint.

  27. will-i-am July 2, 2009 12:33 am

    I didn’t know Perez Hilton was being mean to me. I guess I will have to lurk on this blog more often. I thought checking it three times a day was excessive.

  28. Jason July 2, 2009 12:33 am

    Mei Ling: I’ll e-mail you those photos in a few minutes, once I’m done typing these prayer requests.

  29. MeiLing July 2, 2009 12:37 am

    Thanks, Jason. I’m gonna go to bed soon. Will check pics tomorrow. HiFlyer’s gonna help me pick up the rest of this desk in the a.m. Then I need to work on beds & bookcases. Better than beds & broomsticks…k, time to get off this PC.


  30. BigWave96744 July 2, 2009 12:38 am

    Jason are you sliding in some request for some 3-4 Star Recruits to commit?

  31. Ralph July 2, 2009 12:38 am

    Jason I hope you don’t have swine flu! hopefully its the heat and humidity that’s draining you, drink a lot of water, hydrate youngin

  32. Stephen Tsai July 2, 2009 12:38 am

    You need a Mac.

  33. BigWave96744 July 2, 2009 12:40 am

    Coach is already Married

  34. BigWave96744 July 2, 2009 12:42 am

    Heard a bunch of the Fellas are going to be staying at the Estes pad this weekend…

  35. Stephen Tsai July 2, 2009 12:43 am

    Big Wave:

  36. Ralph July 2, 2009 12:44 am

    isn’t the last qb we recruited from Palisades?

  37. Stephen Tsai July 2, 2009 12:44 am

    I think Estes takes them fishing at a really gnarly spot.

  38. BigWave96744 July 2, 2009 12:45 am

    BTW3, I bet Austin’s wedding reception will have some killer Mexican Food… He’s still looking for a good Authentic Mexican place to eat near Manoa, which is reasonably priced. If you got suggestions, give big #61 a shout….

  39. Stephen Tsai July 2, 2009 12:46 am

    Paradise, no?

  40. BigWave96744 July 2, 2009 12:47 am

    John’s younger bro is said to be a pretty good golfer

  41. Ralph July 2, 2009 12:50 am

    Jason you’re working on prayers and you’re feeling sick, find a prayer for yourself to self heal….the kalbi was just great, you missed out eating only sushi…maybe you’re spending too much time on the 49’er website, too depressing…no qb named after ota’s.

  42. Stephen Tsai July 2, 2009 12:54 am

    If you’re going to stay up, you should watch Cold Case.

  43. Ralph July 2, 2009 12:59 am

    Spain qb, paradise valley…well, at least it started with a P

  44. BigWave96744 July 2, 2009 12:59 am

    Speaking of Jason, how’s GiGi?

  45. BigWave96744 July 2, 2009 1:01 am

    Ralph, I think Pep Fonokalafi is from “P”alolo Valley

  46. Jason July 2, 2009 1:05 am

    I mentioned myself in my prayer requests, of course. At least tomorrow (or today, I guess), if I’m tired, I can take a nap; kind of hard to do that at Tsukiji. Right now, I feel hungry, though. 😛

    I’m going to go to sleep soon, but I’d probably tune into NCIS before Cold Case. I have the DVDs, I’m going through Season 3 now. 😀

  47. Ralph July 2, 2009 1:06 am

    Big Wave my daughter is starting to surf, got a gash on her ankle from the fin of a longboard… a gal loss her longboard when her leash snapped, the board knocked her friend on his head and he let go of this board which hydroplaned across my daughter and her board cutting her.

  48. Ralph July 2, 2009 1:09 am

    channel 555 plays all the reruns of NCIS, just dvr them. sleuth also plays a rerun about 12 midnight..

  49. Jason July 2, 2009 1:15 am

    That’s how I got hooked on NCIS, watching the reruns on USA Network (I think 555 is USA). But I’m a DVD guy, so I got the box sets from Amazon. Now I’m watching them in order. BTW, I don’t have a DVR. 😛

    I’m off to bed. Good night, Ralph. BigWave. Stephen.

  50. al ™ July 2, 2009 1:28 am

    bigwave….torito’s mexican food in market city. reasonable, owner/chef is mexican.

    jose’s in kaimuki owner/chef is mexican a little more pricey than torito’s.

  51. warriorfanny2 July 2, 2009 4:46 am

    per la capa…..parker mclachlin bogey on 9th, -2 after 9, T4 at at&t congressional hosted by tw….parker w 4 birdies n 2 bogeys on front 9. dean wilson E after 7, t/20. 2 birdies, 2 bogeys also playing front nine. typical wilson, erratic play.

  52. warriorfanny2 July 2, 2009 4:55 am

    per la capa….mex grinds near manoa…..azteca on waialae and kokohead (great chille verde), la bamba on kapahulu (mex cooks).

  53. warriorfanny2 July 2, 2009 5:28 am

    ….defending champ anthony kim lighting it up w 5 birdies 0 bogeys and T/1 @ -5 after 13. kim’s thumb has healed and he is hitting his fades again. kim playing w furyk and love3….
    parker E after double bogey on 11th.

  54. whitey July 2, 2009 5:40 am

    good morning tsaikos. have a great day and hope all of our summer session students got good grades.

  55. djmitcho July 2, 2009 6:05 am

    Good Morning All! Hope everyone has a good one.

  56. whitey July 2, 2009 6:12 am

    m wie is off to a fast start, -4 at the end of 11. leader is in the clubhouse with a -6. mw shot 5 birdies and 1 bogey on her front 9. her driving distance is similar to previous weeks, but she improved on her gir, 8 out of 11.

  57. whitey July 2, 2009 6:17 am

    don’t know if she is playing with jiyai shin (5 times winner this year), but if she is, she is playing even with her. both 4 under after 12.

  58. Da Punchbowl Kid July 2, 2009 6:21 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂

    Howzit whitey!

    Chicken and waffles… MMMmmmMMM…

  59. whitey July 2, 2009 6:28 am

    oops, mistake. leader is -6, inbee park, but she still on course. in house, final score leaders are at -4. mw has a chance to shoot her best 18 this year. on another note, the tournament, j farr, may lose it’s sponsor next year and might not return. the lpga has been on the downhill for a while and with this commissioner, bivens, i don’t expect them to improve. their tournaments will get less and less. fire the commissioner??? maybe.

  60. whitey July 2, 2009 6:29 am

    dpk, you up early this morning. a top of the hat to you!!!!

  61. LizKauai [hnl] Asus July 2, 2009 6:33 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Still on Oahu.Going to hang in upper Makiki again today.
    Spiritual walkin’

    Have a great day, errybody!

  62. Stephen Tsai July 2, 2009 6:34 am

    You should stop by UH. Today is the last morning of workouts.

  63. d1島 July 2, 2009 6:42 am

    Great Morning All!

    Almos’ like Aloha Thursday!

    running late….HiHo!

  64. warriorfanny2 July 2, 2009 6:46 am

    blazing hot a. kim made 6 birdies closing on the front nine to go 62 in the opening round at the congressional at&t and holds a 2 stroke lead. kim is defending title holder.
    kim has been accompanied in bethesda by his trainer and friend darby rich and is strikin awesome.
    local boy, mclachlin had a double bogey and bogey on the back nine and closed at +1, dean wilson is at E after 16.
    tw ties off with in the afternoon draw in 30 min.

  65. LizKauai [hnl] Asus July 2, 2009 6:52 am

    ST- what time is it pau?
    We are on the Keeaumoku Wilder side… kinda far to walk,eh?

  66. LizKauai [hnl] Asus July 2, 2009 6:53 am

    I am having Aloha Sunday… no work on Monday!!

  67. whitey July 2, 2009 6:55 am

    good morning lizk. would definitely get your morning excercise in if you went to see workouts. hahahahaaaa

  68. Nalani July 2, 2009 7:06 am

    Hi Tsaiko’s – I haven’t posted for a while, but have been lurking a little here and there. I can’t believe how busy I’ve been. It’s harder representing artists than being one at times.

    A funny correction…on 6/30 blog pix “Linebacker Josh Rice works on his breathing technique before going through his routine” just thought I’d mention that that’s my son Kaha’i. He is enjoying his afternoon naps, I mean Yoga.

    Also, a shout out to my wonderful husband. He and I celebrate our 20th Anniversary today. All my love to him.

    And if you’re on the Laie side of the island, KS Varsity football plays Kahuku in a pass league game next Friday. My son Pono is playing Free Safety/Strong Safety. He’s doing well and enjoyed himself at the All Poly camp this week. He’s c/o 2012.

  69. whitey July 2, 2009 7:14 am

    Nalani, congrats on your anniversary and have a good one.

  70. warriorfanny2 July 2, 2009 7:25 am

    tiger just rolled a 48′ birdie up hill on undulating green on the par 3 2 to go -2 after 2.
    massive gallery icluding military boosters cheering for tiger…. military given free passes.

  71. whitey July 2, 2009 7:28 am

    with 2 holes left, mw is -5, 2 behind the leader. be great if she can finish -6, best score in a long time.

  72. warriorfanny2 July 2, 2009 7:33 am

    tiger 305 y to the rfw on the 3rd (p4, 455y), 2nd shot, flag high on the green, opportunity for 3rd straight birdie.

  73. Kekoa (iPhone) July 2, 2009 7:41 am


    Diana and I were just thinking back to a certain KS Grad party we saw you at over 20 years ago when you were young, single, and carefree!

    We were in the 20th year of our marriage back around that time. My how time flys when you’re having fun!

    Have a great time today! You two have been blessed with a very bountiful marriage that includes your very talented children.

    Malama Pono,

  74. warriorfanny2 July 2, 2009 7:48 am

    tiger misses 12′ birdie attempt at #3 for par—remains 2 under @ 3. gallery goin nutz for woods whoose dad was lt col, green beret in nam. several years ago tiger took training with special forces in bragg.
    a. kim set a course record w a blistering 62 today in the early draw and holds the clubhouse lead.
    woods has often said kim is a player.

  75. slice! July 2, 2009 8:00 am

    mmmm. Roscoe Chicken and Waffles…. one of the best of Los Angeles.

  76. warriorfanny2 July 2, 2009 8:02 am

    woods playing w us open champ, lucas glover and charley hoffman.
    TW on the 5th, p4 407y, t-shot to the left fw bunker, 2nd shot on the green over the flag 20′ from hole.

  77. warriorfanny2 July 2, 2009 8:06 am

    tw misses 24′ birdie attempt at 5—remains -2.

  78. warriorfanny2 July 2, 2009 8:11 am

    d wilson finished -1 and parker +1. cut will be for best 60, looking at 140 after 2nd round–wilson and parker are close to making cut tomorrow.

  79. warriorfanny2 July 2, 2009 8:34 am

    tiger great t-shot at par3 174 y, right side of flag with reverse spin—12′ from hole. lucas pllaying great at -2.
    woods with birdie at 7th, three under, 5 back.

  80. warriorfanny2 July 2, 2009 8:48 am

    on the p4 354 8th tiger blasted off the t dead center in the fw 51 y from the green but chipped short to the sand near the tear-drop green guarded on both sides by bunkers and sand saved to scramble up n down at par.

  81. al July 2, 2009 9:10 am

    hey blog host………….are you reading your blog today?

  82. lava July 2, 2009 9:27 am

    Here is an AC Carter poll —


  83. Ralph July 2, 2009 9:29 am

    Kekoa you made nalani and sheldon koreans…choy not choi…Happy Anniversary to Nalani and Sheldon….

  84. lava July 2, 2009 9:29 am

    Not sure of the latest re the Daniel Mary Smith trial, but this could be day 5 of a non jury trial if they haven’t concluded by now.

  85. SteveM July 2, 2009 9:54 am

    Good morning everyone!

    …the new med is working great but I already received an emergency work call… 😐

    Happy 20th Anniversary to Nalani & Shelton !

  86. Addahknowsports© July 2, 2009 10:02 am

    Happy 20th Nalani and Shelton!

  87. (Jesse)James July 2, 2009 10:19 am

    Good morning Tsaikos…thanks for the great lunch again yesterday…

    Happy Anniversary to the Choys….may you have many, many more!!!!

  88. Cindy C. July 2, 2009 10:26 am

    Good morning, all!
    Happy anniversary to Nalani and Shelton!

  89. Kekoa July 2, 2009 10:30 am

    Sorry about that, maybe cause I ate too much Choi Sum veggies yesterday…Bwhahaha!

  90. d1島 July 2, 2009 10:40 am

    Happy Anniversary to Nalani and Shelton!

    Good to hear that Pono is doing well this summer. Hope he “sticks” with the Vars in the fall.

  91. d1島 July 2, 2009 10:44 am

    Didn’t comment about the cc yesterday yet but…

    Had to make a strong comeback after getting “called out” by the Blog Host because I started off a little slow with the udon….

    Very nice to see such a big turnout. Glad to see Koakane now able to partake in the cc’s since he’s pauhana days already.

    It’s always an event that brings out the smiles in erryboddy!

  92. al July 2, 2009 10:45 am

    its choy sum, a chinese name for that veggie.

  93. al July 2, 2009 10:46 am

    so did you manage to procure your parts?

  94. d1島 July 2, 2009 10:47 am


    may have to make a stop at Roscoe’s for some waffles and chicken in September on the drive to Vegas for some football!

  95. al July 2, 2009 10:52 am

    waffles n chicken wings?
    would that be a breakfast, brunch, or lunch?

  96. Kekoa July 2, 2009 10:52 am

    Wow Al, I just can’t spell ‘Jack’ today. Sum-ting-wong with everything I’ve touched this week…and the scary thing is, it ain’t over yet!

  97. d1島 July 2, 2009 10:55 am


    All parts in top shape! 😉

  98. d1島 July 2, 2009 10:56 am


    It’s a long drive…all of the above!

  99. al July 2, 2009 10:56 am

    kekoa….just don’t be frying any sh*t for the rest of the week. stay away from anything hot and just order take out.

  100. d1島 July 2, 2009 10:57 am


    Uhhh….it’s “Jacque.


  101. al July 2, 2009 10:58 am

    d1….good to know that the equipment is in top shape.

    we should attend this “training seminar” in two weeks. i think it would enhance your work performance in the future. (wink, wink)

  102. d1島 July 2, 2009 11:01 am

    Well, hope all the mainland-bound players have a safe trip back; are able to execute their plans for workouts; and manage to avoid any hanky panky.
    Remember what Coach Mack says, “Don’t do anything to discredit the program.”

  103. Kekoa July 2, 2009 11:02 am

    Thanks D-1…I gotta go summer school. Maybe Wena will take me in at her LL school.

  104. mctruck July 2, 2009 11:02 am

    Horray for Michelle Wei…..I’m saying a little prayer and keeping my fingers crossed so she won’t have one disastrous round that usually does her in; com’on Michelle…one shot/stroke at a time. Good luck2U.

  105. d1島 July 2, 2009 11:08 am

    So it seems the media power brokers had a breakfast meeting this morning.

    I wonder what will come of it?

  106. homey ℞ July 2, 2009 11:08 am

    Good morning everyone!

    I wonder how many participants at the All-Poly camp were offered by UH?

  107. Kekoa July 2, 2009 11:09 am

    Al ~ I need a hall pass from Diana from now on before operating any hot grills or skillets. The ban is extended to handling sharp objects. No knives, scissors, or razor blades. Ball point pens are allowed under surpervision only.

  108. al July 2, 2009 11:09 am

    kekoa….back up a bit.

    did you say “jack” as in “jack’s” the one with the grilled honey butter biscuits?
    and the very homemade style corned beef hash, eggs over easy, fried rice?

    i think i need some parts, maybe i’ll go southward.

  109. al July 2, 2009 11:16 am

    they said at least four new ones, not including the ones who already committed or were previously offered.

    i hope we have room for all.

    it seems that this year will be a bumper crop for local recruits. if i were a mainland recruit who was offered by hawaii i’d commit as soon as possible.

    we have ten in the fold and several greyshirts as well. i believe that we may less than a dozen more scholies available.

    as they say, what a difference a year makes.

  110. al July 2, 2009 11:17 am

    and finally, kekoa, don’t be playing no fireworks this weekend okay.

  111. Kekoa July 2, 2009 11:25 am

    Homey ~ My nephew tells me the campers had a morning and afternoon session yesterday. Today – morning session with administrative paper shuffle after. They should be pau by 2 PM. I’ll debrief him later. I have ways of making him, talk! Hehehehe!

  112. A-House July 2, 2009 11:39 am

    First, happy 20th to Nalani and Shelton!!!!


    your #96 – have not heard from Sum Ting Wong for a long time – hello, are you out there and still supporting the Warriors as you and family did in NOLA? – it was great to see/meet you at Kekoa’s breakfast call at the Japanese buffet on 1/1/08.

  113. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc July 2, 2009 11:42 am

    Sorry to have missed yesterday’s Cattle Call – I was out in Kapolei at a continuation of a Contested Case Hearing. Dined at Wendy’s – well, sort of – a baked potato with yuckkk! margarne and a rootbeer float.

    Back to the Contested Case Hearing this afternoon but now it’s in town. I’ve been at the Capitol all morning meeting with legislators about Da Gov’s list of posssible vetos.

    Tuesday night’s fundraiser for the FALLS OF CLYDE was a great success both in terms of raising some $$$$ and making new friends to support our efforts to bring the ship back to its former glory.


    The Friends of Falls of Clyde will be holding a potluck bbq and fireworks viewing on Friday, July 3m next to the ship. People will start to gather around 5 pm to decorate the ship to celebrate the Fourth of July and then we;ll eat around 6:30 or so. The fireworks show sponsored by the Aloha Tower Marketplace will light up shortly after 8:30 pm.

    Free parking is available for people attending the bbq.

    NOTE: This is a family-oriented function although people are welcome to bring beer or wine and drink discreetly

    Please e-mail me if you’re interested in attending to swoodathokudotcom
    I’ll send back the parking instructions and what to bring later this evening when I get back to my regular computer.

  114. ai-eee-soos July 2, 2009 11:45 am

    Maui-born outfielder Shane Victorino of the Philadelphia Phillies will be presented the Lou Gehrig Award Saturday at Citizens Bank Ballpark in Philadelphia when they play the New York Mets.

    posted on HA sports.

  115. Garret July 2, 2009 12:29 pm

    The Examiner went over the 49ers schedule and mentioned Pisa in their preview of the Chicago game.

    When looking at the Bears defense, you notice that linebackers spot immediately. With a history of great linebackers like Dick Butkus and Mike Singletary (current 49ers head coach), you can see the same intensity in Brian Urlacher. Alongside Lance Briggs, the Bears have a very strong presence in run stoppage. And the addition of Pisa Tinoisamoa makes the Bears linebacker group very dangerous.

  116. Garret July 2, 2009 12:31 pm

    I’m sure that Pisa’s agent studied which teams have cap room, since Pisa signed just a 1-year contract at a big discount from his previous contract. It turns out that one of the teams with a lot of cap room is Chicago…now that he’s earned the starting spot and Chicago has a lot of cap room, he could be in line for a big contract extension sometime during the season.

    A check on Wednesday afternoon of the most recent figures indicates that the Bears remain $17.67 million under their adjusted salary-cap figure of $135.9 million. That means the organization has committed 86.99 percent of its cap to this point and there is plenty of room left over for spending.

  117. Garret July 2, 2009 12:32 pm

    I agree with this comment on the article.

    Pisa Tinoisamoa (Age 27)- If he becomes the starting SSLB and plays well, why wouldn’t we retain him beyond his 1 year deal? The Bears have an opportunity to field the best 4-3 LB core in the NFL this season, and if it works, why not hang on to it? With Urlacher in his 30’s, I think it would be much easier to focus on “eventually” replacing one LB, instead of 2. There is something to be said for the young talent behind them in Williams and Roach, but I have to imagine Pisa could earn himself an extension/long term deal if he fits the bill well.

  118. Garret July 2, 2009 12:33 pm

    ESPN has an article about the All Poly Camp, going over many of the recruits there.

    You could hear the pads banging throughout the island of Oahu, Hawaii, as the All Poly Football Camp concluded with a full-contact scrimmage on Wednesday. The final day epitomized the competition and intensity that was preached throughout the camp. Players flew around the football field at Kapiolani Park with tons of energy and high effort, while incorporating the basic fundamentals that were taught by a staff of highly regarded Division I coaches.

    Here are some of the highlight performances of the week and final scrimmage:

  119. Garret July 2, 2009 12:36 pm

    Washington State’s season ticket sale totals are quite low and their ticket sales for the UH game in Seattle are very low. UH fans may not be outnumbered much at the Washington State game–especially considering that UH fans who bought tickets through Washington State (like some already have) are counted in Washington State’s ticket total.

    Dan Meyer, athletics ticket manager at WSU, said the Cougars have sold 11,000 football season tickets. That’s down about 1,700 from this point last year, when the Cougars wound up selling 13,232, fourth most in school history.

    The Cougars have sold 12,300 tickets for their eighth annual “home” game at Seattle’s Qwest Field. Meyer said that’s one of the lowest totals at this time of year for the Qwest game.

    WSU plays Hawaii at Qwest on Sept. 12.

  120. Ralph July 2, 2009 12:36 pm


  121. Garret July 2, 2009 12:38 pm

    I hope that this doesn’t affect anyone at the Advertiser…

    Gannett executives told told The New York Times’ Richard Perez-Peña that the McLean, Va.-based company is getting ready to issue another round of layoffs.

    The company is preparing to lay off more than 1,000 employees as the largest newspaper publisher’s workforce continues to shrink along with its advertising sales, AP reported last Tuesday.

    Between 1,000 and 2,000 people will lose their jobs in Gannett’s latest round of cutbacks, according to a story published Tuesday on The Wall Street Journal’s Web site, cited by AP.

  122. Garret July 2, 2009 12:38 pm

    Happy 20th Anniversary to Nalani & Shelton!

  123. al July 2, 2009 12:39 pm

    congratulations nalani and shelton!
    in these times any anniversary is monumental and twenty is certainly a milestone to be proud of.

  124. al July 2, 2009 12:39 pm

    kekoa…what’s the name of your nephew?

  125. Stephen Tsai July 2, 2009 12:45 pm

    K, I’m back from my power breakfast that turned into a power brunch that just ended up with three fat guys and an anchorman shooting the breeze. But, I must say, the food is amazing. I actually got hungry after writing up Ryan Henry’s mini-view.

  126. Stephen Tsai July 2, 2009 12:47 pm

    And then I headed over to UH.
    Stutzmann, Tuioti and Lumpkin were helping Tormey run the kids’ camp.
    Miano was finalizing plans for next week’s dinner.
    And Dave Aranda was watching videos. That guy is always watching videos or drawing up plays. He’s going to either be a head coach or a guy who’ll need Lasik’s.

  127. Stephen Tsai July 2, 2009 12:57 pm

    So then Daniel Libre walks by.
    He’s super cut.
    Even Blaze and Spencer Smith make comments about how fit Libre is.
    It looks bleak for Libre to play this season, but you never know.

  128. Garret July 2, 2009 12:59 pm


    I hope that Libre gets to play another season…but your saying that things look bleak really isn’t a good sign.

  129. Garret July 2, 2009 1:02 pm

    Samoa News article about the Samoa Football Academy and Medical Mission…which for some reason the Samoa News calls the “JJ Football Academy”.

    Scholarships totaling $10,000 and footballs to aid in the development of local football programs marked the closing of the two-day 2009 June Jones Football Academy, Saturday, June 27, 2009 at the Veterans Memorial Stadium in Ili’ili.

    Awardees are: Leone High School 2009 Valedictorian Ulysses Hopkinson; Tafuna High School graduate Jin Min; Leone High School graduates Clint John Filoiali’i and Pat Lang and Fagaitua High School graduate Tauamanu Sega.

    As four of the recipients are currently off-island, the only one present to personally accept his award was Ulysses, who finished at the top of his class from Leone this year with a 3.99 Grade-Point-Average (GPA).

    Ulysses plans to major in engineering at the University of Hawaii, Manoa.

    University of Hawaii Head Coach Greg McMackin, UH Director of Player Personnel Tony Tuioti and UH Graduate Assistant Craig Stutzmann were among the coaches who traveled to American Samoa for the event.

    Tuioti’s parents are from Tulaele and Aleipata, Samoa. He played at UH under both Jones and McMackin.

  130. Kekoa (iPhone) July 2, 2009 1:11 pm

    AL ~ His name is Niko Uti. Pride was telling me about a dot com outfit that had a story on him. I don’t have a copy of his video yet.

    Some of the Tsaiko’s have seen my other nephew’s highlight vid already. He’s the scatback for Damien this year. Actually, they are both *Grand* nephews.

    BG has known his dad for years…as his auto mechanic! He broke bread with the Tsaiko’s at a breakfast CC on da Wessai

  131. d1島 July 2, 2009 1:11 pm

    Off-topic Alert

    Yesterday at the cc some of us were wondering who it was that was attempting a Facebook friend request recently. We figured out that it must have been Pauoa Boy.

    I notice that his last comment was posted at about 9:00 am on July 1 his local time.

    I strongly suspect that he has been very “busy” since then.

    Here is a link to some comments by Marine Brig. Gen. Larry Nicholson to his marines before they headed off to begin the recent operation in Afghanistan

    Some excerpts of particular note:

    We need to make sure we understand that the reason we’re here is not necessarily the enemy. The reason we’re here is the people. What won the war in al-Anbar province [Iraq] and what changed the war in al-Anbar was not that the enemy eventually got tired of fighting. It’s that the people chose a side, and they chose us. We offer the one thing the enemy can never offer, and that’s a future; that’s hope. The people are looking to you.

    Bottom line, fellas, it’s hot. It’s gonna get hotter. Your packs are heavy. They’re gonna get heavier. Our resupply to you is going to be tough. We’re focused on getting you water. We’re focused on getting you ammo. Chow will come later. Anything else will come later. We’ll get you all the water and ammo you can use, but a lot of it may be by air drop, because the roads to get to you may not be open. And like I said, there is no cavalry. There is no reserve. You’re gonna fight. And you’re gonna stay there, and you’re gonna fight until you win.

    Bottom line, fellas, is that this is the moment. This is the moment you’ve trained for. This is the moment you came into the Marine Corps for. This is the moment that all of us have been waiting for for a hell of a long time.

    Godspeed Pauoa Boy. Come home safe. Go Warrior!

  132. d1島 July 2, 2009 1:16 pm

    Here’s a link to the Marines’ reaction to the General


  133. BG July 2, 2009 1:46 pm


    You posted what I’ve been thinking the past couple of days. Don’t know where he’s located, but he’s a marine and that’s all I need to know.

    PB…get the mission done and bring everyone back…our prayers are with you…God Bless

  134. J-Dog July 2, 2009 1:53 pm

    Colt Brennan on AM 1500 the monty show in a few minutes

  135. (Jesse)James July 2, 2009 2:04 pm

    Godspeed Pauoa Boy…come back safe

  136. hoohiki July 2, 2009 2:15 pm

    I guess Andrew Manley’s not too keen on being a Warrior. According to one article, he’s been up and down the coast participating in football camps to show off his skills, but the only offer he’s received thus far is from UH. He states he will continue to try to put his name out there so he can get more offers. Do we really want someone who will choose UH by default? No thanks. We’ll take the ones who has the heart of a “true” Warrior.

  137. al July 2, 2009 2:21 pm

    pauoa boy…..thank you for your sacrifice that others may live a better life. my hearts outpouring for you, your troops, and your families.

    our heartfelt support and prayers that “mission accomplished” will be attained as quickly as possible. may the fighting spirit be with you always.

    God is with you.

    Semper fidelis!

  138. al July 2, 2009 2:26 pm

    hoohiki….you may be interested in this from yesterday.

    al ™:

    July 1st, 2009 at 11:25 pm
    so is andrew manley getting caught up with the recruiting hype?
    he’s scheduled to attend 4-5 camps and he is concerned that we have a verbal from “another qb” (isn’t that an oxymoron? didn’t we offer him last year and he still hasn’t committed?)


  139. al July 2, 2009 2:29 pm

    kekoa….this one.

    unfortunately one must pay to read the article.

  140. ai-eee-soos July 2, 2009 2:38 pm

    hoohiki: re #136.

    I believe ST said that Coach Mack gave AM a written offer.

    What more does a guy want ???

  141. A-House July 2, 2009 2:44 pm

    Hoohiki and ai-eee-soos:

    re: Manley – I had the same feeling, Hoohiki, as I read the article and silently said, “Coach Mack should pull the offer and award it to someone who REALLY wants to be a Warrior” – from what I have read, Manley is a very good QB, but ……………. we do not need his attitude on the team.

  142. Bulla July 2, 2009 2:51 pm


    I agree, the kid is trying to shop a deal. there are reasons why NO ONE ELSE has offered him, so i don’t know what he thinks. he’s reading his hype, and beginning to buy it also.

    look at the QB Roper leaving Oregon to go to Montana, Div IA to Div IAA; The Beast is going to personally introduce himself on October 31st with a ka-toosh. Weber State travels to the lovely town of Missoula for an epic rematch.


  143. A-House July 2, 2009 2:57 pm


    From what I have read, looks like Weber St is really taking BIG steps to upgrade their football team and make their presence felt in their league with all the Hawaii transplants. Can they go “perfect”?

    Looking for Ryan to have an impact year with many big plays this year!!

    Looks like we will miss you guys at most of our tailgates, but that’s ok.

  144. al July 2, 2009 3:15 pm

    mack, to his credit is a man of his word. he has stated on numerous occasions that he will not pull back an offer.

    the timing is not good to pull an offer regardless of what he said before. we don’t want to send the wrong signal to the local boys.

    the flood gates are wide open now. in this day and age the “snooze you lose” theory doth apply. it works both ways. every school is offering early and expecting early commits. once that has begun there is no turning back otherwise your program will be left behind.

    the door swings both ways, if you don’t commit early you could be left behind with no scholie. only the legit 5 star players can afford to wait till the very end.

    mack has claimed he wanted to recruit only one qb this year. manley was given that opportunity last year and he never committed. so, do you blame mack for offering and accepting a verbal from one (kevin spain) who has so much potential. so ball was in manley’s court, it still is, but now he is worried that he is not the only one with the marbles. it will be like that no matter where you go. the competition is tremendous every where, welcome to the real world.

    time to man up. do want to be a hometown hero or not?

  145. al July 2, 2009 3:17 pm

    oh, and
    …nuff said

  146. d1島 July 2, 2009 3:29 pm

    Just wondering about why the lack of media coverage for the Game Plan Academy camp that wrapped up today at BYU-HI campus.
    #2 son was out there for the first night helping out and said it was a very good camp but that there was talk about how the numbers were low because of the conflicting schedule with the All-Poly Camp.
    That’s unfortunate…local players may have been short-changed a little with both programs going on simultaneously.

  147. Stephen Tsai July 2, 2009 3:38 pm

    I met AM a few times. Seems like a good kid.
    I think he wants to do his due diligence. If you’re a top quarterback, you want to explore all of your options.
    Thing is, UH really only has one opening at quarterback for the 2010 year. (There’s a chart of all of the recruiting plans for the next four years.)
    So Mack told four QBs that he needed an answer now. First one to accept gets the scholarship. I suppose Mack could have waited, but you don’t want to go down to the wire.
    I imagine, though, down the road, if AM is still available, UH will find a way to make an offer.

  148. Stephen Tsai July 2, 2009 3:40 pm

    … On the other hand, if you make an ultimatum and don’t live up to it, good luck on trying that the next time.

  149. Stephen Tsai July 2, 2009 3:55 pm

    They called me last week. They wanted me to cover Mack’s opening speech. But I had a doctor’s appointment yesterday morning.

  150. Ralph July 2, 2009 3:59 pm

    now that Tsai has posted Mac mandate, we will all know if he lived up to his ultimatum or if he was “wishy washy” was not a man of his word…we’ll keep him honest and to his word or remind him occasionally.

  151. Nalani July 2, 2009 4:09 pm

    Mahalo for the well wishes everyone. Can’t wait for season. Just a few more months!

  152. Rob25 July 2, 2009 4:15 pm

    Happy Anniversary to the Choys!!

  153. warriorfanny2 July 2, 2009 4:20 pm

    AK shoots a course record and leads Tiger by two, Jim Brown goes on record and slings an insult at Woods or two, but the news that has everybody reeling is that he is back, that is, two birdies on the first two.
    Yep, TW can steal the spotlight in a flash and smoother a controversy with a simple smile or pooh…..when all clynders are pumping, so are his woods, irons and the flat metal that never bends.
    Today, Woods rolled 7 birds and one bogey and sank 146′ in putts– 27 putts total, hit 12/14 fws,15/18 greens w an average proximity of 22′ to hole.
    Moreover, Tiger is 12/16 in victories when he birdies the first 2 holes in the first round.

    After he went 5 under in the the back nine a little voice said,
    “this tournament is over” except for the fat lady singing.

    You got to feel for AK, the defending champ, who has played w injury and went bogeyless and made eight-birds.
    But in the world of Tiger, the clock ticks on the beat of his stick.

  154. d1島 July 2, 2009 4:34 pm

    Thanks Stephen.

  155. Ralph July 2, 2009 4:43 pm

    it’s good for Fruen to return to school and earn a degree, very wise investment…

  156. d1島 July 2, 2009 4:54 pm

    Who called Whom? midori7 or Blaze?

  157. ai-eee-soos July 2, 2009 5:08 pm

    A-house #143

    Bulla #142

    I sure hope that Weber State can upgrade their FB program to D-1.

    The WAC will be needing another member, as BSU keeps looking
    for greener pastures. Also, we have say aloha oe to LaTech.

    I was hoping that Portland State and Sacramento State would upgrade, but they don’t seem to be in a hurry. The WAC will be hard pressed to find another member. That member has to come from the Big Sky, there are no other prospects.

  158. Ralph July 2, 2009 5:23 pm

    June Jones tweets that he made a connect while in Kona with Carl’s Jr fastfood chain to hire his fb players for jobs. Seems like the company is planning to open about 50 outlets in Dallas. Question is, are our coaches making any effort to get our guys jobs, especially the walkons to help with tuition, etc. seems like our guys were working wherever they could land a job on their own

  159. Ralph July 2, 2009 5:27 pm

    if we are to consider Portland State or Sac State, I’d rather up the academic standards and consider UC Davis…but then again I don’t know if they play football, but they do play all other sports…

  160. BIGWAVE96744 July 2, 2009 5:29 pm

    huge arse accident in the h3.tunnell kaneohe bound…I’m 50 yard away but stopped for 30 minutes.. Cars are u-turning in the tunnell in going back down to halawa

  161. BIGWAVE96744 July 2, 2009 5:44 pm

    still in the tunnel… Heard someone died

  162. Kekoa July 2, 2009 5:56 pm

    WAT?!…Timmy Chang arrested for Robbery?…Say it ain’t so Joe, on the 6 PM news.

  163. Kekoa July 2, 2009 5:58 pm

    BW96744 ~ Do you have room to turn around?

  164. labrat July 2, 2009 6:01 pm

    Saw on news Timmy Chang arrested for robbery.

  165. Ralph July 2, 2009 6:03 pm

    big wave woman in critical condition, suv crashed, hope you don’t have to go potty any time soon.

  166. labrat July 2, 2009 6:04 pm

    On news SUV flipped over and female driver sent to hospital.

  167. J-Dog July 2, 2009 6:09 pm

    Colt was/is the guy that can do no wrong, yet Timmy is still making us scratch our heads.

  168. labrat July 2, 2009 6:16 pm

    Trapasso leaving?

  169. A-House July 2, 2009 6:47 pm

    Las Vegas – you have mail at jrcollins!!!

  170. MeiLing July 2, 2009 6:47 pm

    Trap interviewing in WA?

    Timmy smashed someone’s camera; charged w/ robbery.


    BIG MAHALO to HiFlyer for helping me with moving my desk today. Now to work on getting beds, so LizK doesn’t sleep on the floor… 🙂

  171. d1島 July 2, 2009 6:48 pm

    I guess they had to classify that as something….

  172. d1島 July 2, 2009 6:49 pm

    Trap to UDub?


    You smiling? 😉

  173. Stephen Tsai July 2, 2009 6:49 pm

    I would think it should have been called property damage.
    But, yeah, robbery is another way to look at it.

  174. Stephen Tsai July 2, 2009 6:51 pm

    I can’t blame Trapasso for looking around.
    Like we said, a one-year extension — coming off the final year of his multi-year contract — just doesn’t say: Man, we love you.
    JD the AD should have cut him loose or given him at least two years.

  175. Richie July 2, 2009 6:58 pm

    You are right about Trap. We are not talking about a guy like Bob Nash who would probably never leave Hawaii. If after all of these years, the program is not where it should be, then JD should have just let him go.

  176. protector July 2, 2009 7:00 pm

    I agree with others that UH shouldn’t take players that don’t want to be here, but no one could’ve predicted with 100% accuracy that Manley wasn’t interested. I also think Manley is indeed afraid of the competition, but I don’t want to malign the kid without knowing that for sure. Suffice it to say that I’m more jacked about Corey Medeiros than Manley or Spain if only for his enthusiasm about being a Warrior & his lack of fear about competing–that reminds me of Colt.

  177. d1島 July 2, 2009 7:07 pm

    Maybe if you yell at someone, “Give me that camera!” and then snatch it, it’s robbery?

  178. d1島 July 2, 2009 7:07 pm

    Where’s C rM?

  179. Stephen Tsai July 2, 2009 7:09 pm

    The one thing the summer workouts have shown me is that talent is one thing. Leadership is way different.
    It’s not easy to step into the mix and try to be the man.
    One guy has really surprised me. Of the three new quarterbacks, I thought Cayman Shutter would be the most introverted. But he’s out there taking charge with the rest of them.

  180. Stephen Tsai July 2, 2009 7:11 pm

    I think robbery is being on a payroll but not actually working.

  181. state non worker July 2, 2009 7:15 pm

    ‘ey – no talk stink eh

  182. ai-ee-soos July 2, 2009 7:18 pm

    Another award for Kolten Wong

    Kolten Wong was named to the Rivals.com Freshman All-America today, his fifth freshman All-America honor this season

    He was also recognized on the Louisville Slugger/Collegiate Baseball, Baseball America, Ping! and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association teams. He was the Western Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year and earned first-team all-WAC honors as well.

  183. Kekoa July 2, 2009 7:19 pm

    D-1 ~ Maybe something like this happened to Timmy.


    If not, it certainly does expose another way for thieves to steal your stuff!

  184. Stephen Tsai July 2, 2009 7:22 pm

    Kanoa Leahey asked: What are there more of — football camps or college baseball awards.

  185. Ralph July 2, 2009 7:25 pm

    D1 sending an email endorsement to the UDub AD letting him know that Trap would be an excellent hire, seen him coach for 8 years…look no further than at UH, no buy out contract to worry about….

  186. Ralph July 2, 2009 7:28 pm

    D1 all you need to do is go up to someone’s car and put your finger beyond the plane of the window and you’re breaking the law…you don’t have to grab the person in the car to be charged….where’s mr. c, colomaohana making him do too many chores, we need an hpd perspective

  187. Jason July 2, 2009 7:59 pm

    Ralph: At the same time, I hope you are sending an e-mail to JD with your recommendations for Trap’s replacement, should he leave. It’s easy to say goodbye and good riddance to a coach, the challenge is in lining up someone better to replace him. Sometimes, you don’t realize how good you had things until that person is gone.

  188. Ralph July 2, 2009 8:04 pm

    winning 53% of the games is not a good thing to have especially when it can be a revenue generating sport in a city that loves baseball.

  189. Ralph July 2, 2009 8:07 pm

    he was never a head coach but he was rated one of the top assistant coaches available when he was at Georgia Tech. So we gave him an opportunity, it didn’t work out, let’s move on…yes, he is a nice guy, but the program is in the red again..let’s move on again…

  190. Stephen Tsai July 2, 2009 8:12 pm

    I think whether UH made the playoffs or not this year, it still would have ended up with the same deficit. There’s no profit in going to the NCAAs.

  191. Stephen Tsai July 2, 2009 8:13 pm

    That’s for baseball, I meant.

  192. Ralph July 2, 2009 8:19 pm

    true but if UH was in the hunt for the NCAA berth we would have had more people coming out to the games and therefore revenue would be up, what you say….we were just happy we qualified for the WAC, especially those of us who purchased WAC tournament tickets who were wondering if we’d be the host without our team in it, and to be ousted so easily is frustrating to say the least.

  193. Ralph July 2, 2009 8:25 pm

    revenue was up this year in baseball, why, young arms that did very well against excellent non conference competition, top 10 rpi, and our hitters came through in the clutch to win games..winning against good competition will bring out the fans, start losing in a weak WAC then there is a drop off in attendance…

  194. Jason July 2, 2009 8:30 pm

    The desire to improve the status quo can be a good thing. Sometime you have something that is okay, you make a decision to change, and it gets better. That’s swinging for the fences and hitting a home run. And sometimes, Herman Frazier decides he can find someone better than Vince Goo, and he gets Jim Bolla. That’s striking out in all of your at-bats.

    My point is this: It’s easy to want something better. It’s not so easy to make it happen. Dwelling only on what is wrong will always make things look bleak; lok at the big picture, study both the positives and the negatives of the situation. And in the end, recognize that any decision you make, whether to retain or release, go small-name or big-name — it’s all a gamble. But you need to make an educated gamble.

  195. Garret July 2, 2009 8:32 pm

    Maybe the 1-year extension was a way to encourage Coach Trap to look for another job? That way UH avoids a buyout and avoids having to fire a coach who increased revenue this year. That was the not-too-subliminal message I thought the 1-year extension sent.

    If Coach Trap stays at UH and has a great season (which is possible with the pitching that returns), then he’ll have earned a nice extension. However, he could earn better offers with a huge season. If baseball struggles this season, then JD will be glad he only gave a 1 year extension.

  196. Ralph July 2, 2009 8:41 pm

    eight years is not a gamble, it is a track record to make a judgment…but its JD’s call, Trap is now part of his legacy, along with his roll over of Nash’s contract and the hiring of CW and Dana…bottom line, UH loss 2.58 million, he wants a balanced budget or at least minimize the losses. His coaches got to win to help generate interest and revenue and not all sports have venue to generate revenue..

  197. Garret July 2, 2009 8:42 pm

    One thing I’ve thought about for a day (ever since Al posted that rivals link yesterday) but waited to post about Manley–he’s had an offer from UH for about a year and he’s trying to convince Idaho to offer him a scholarship? Is there any more proof needed that he really doesn’t want to go to UH?

    Part of this could be that he wants to go to college on the mainland–lots of athletes want to do that, they are entitled to feel that way. We shouldn’t slam anyone’s character if they want to experience life on the mainland…it may be the right choice for some, while others may regret leaving Hawaii.

    One thing to consider is that Manley *DOES* have a valid concern about the depth chart. I remember posting something about that last year when UH took 3 QBs, and now that UH has 1 committed QB for 2010 it is clear that there isn’t going to be enough playing time to go around. The 2009 recruits have the advantage of an extra year in the system and with 3 of them at UH we have to expect at least one will blossom in the system.

  198. Garret July 2, 2009 8:46 pm

    It isn’t an athlete’s responsibility to sacrifice his career for the fans of a team or for a state. An athlete has to look out for the best fit also.

    As fans we cannot have it both ways–when UH is weak on the depth chart at a position (due to all the seniors the past few years), we’re happy when recruits choose to go to UH for a shot at early playing time. So, when a recruit looks at a depth chart and sees too much depth (anyone want to place a bet that all the 2008 and 2009 QB recruits will remain QBs at UH for their entire career?), we cannot say that isn’t a valid consideration.

    I know that this blog looks at everything from an extremely UH-centric view, but even then I don’t see how it is fair to criticize an athlete’s character for taking the depth chart into consideration when picking a school.

  199. Ralph July 2, 2009 8:49 pm

    that’s a good point in brought up Garret, without knowing the contract clause on buyout, termination, etc. his contract expired this year so the roll over only allows him next season to coach and then they got to seat down and negotiate if they want to continue, or UH can cut ties without a buyout penalty…

  200. Garret July 2, 2009 8:53 pm

    As Mac, Tony Tuioti, and others ramp up UH’s recruiting, this problem will get worse…especially when a position has an extremely high number of recruits in a year. To put things in perspective, it is extremely hard to name any schools that have taken 3 freshmen QBs in a recruiting class. When you add in Spain, UH is unusually loaded with young players at that position.

    When Vince Young was at Texas, they had two recruiting classes where NO top QBs wanted to go to Texas. Even the 5-star, can’t-miss QBs refused to go to Texas because they wanted to play right away. Does that make them afraid of competition or does that make them smart for looking out for their future? Many of them went to star in SEC, Big 12, and Big 10 schools and some are playing in the NFL right now…would they have been better served by sitting on the bench for a couple of years to support the flagship school of their home state?

  201. Ralph July 2, 2009 8:53 pm


  202. lava July 2, 2009 8:55 pm

    Nice posts Garret and Jason.

  203. Garret July 2, 2009 8:58 pm


    If Coach Trap’s contract expires after the coming season, there would be no buyout penalty. If he was given a 3-year extension and UH wanted to fire him after 1 season, that would be expensive.

    If next season goes well, they can talk about an extension before the end of the season (before any other school could approach him). If the team struggles, they can quietly begin a search before the season ends.

    If it is looked upon as strictly a bottom-line business decision, the 1-year extension makes sense.

  204. MeiLing July 2, 2009 8:58 pm


    #194 ~ You have a very mature thought process. Bravo!

  205. Garret July 2, 2009 9:01 pm

    When Vince Young left Texas after his Junior season, Texas had one redshirt freshman and one true freshman compete for the starting spot. Colt McCoy won the battle and instead of being a backup Jevon Snead transferred out.

    Does that make Snead selfish, especially when Texas had no quality backup for their bowl game? Of course every player has to look out for himself! Snead is now starting and doing very well for an SEC team and he’ll get a shot at the NFL. If he stayed at Texas he wouldn’t have seen the field and would have had zero chance at the NFL.

  206. Garret July 2, 2009 9:16 pm

    The LA Times has an article about the coaches trip to Iraq.

    In Germany, Neuheisel is at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center talking to injured soldiers, meeting one who was badly wounded after an explosive hit his truck, killing everyone aboard but him. Outside the room, people are concerned that the excitement caused by the coaches’ presence might somehow dampen this soldier’s spirits.

    “But when you got into the room, it was anything but,” Neuheisel says. “He was excited. He was aware of what happened, but he wanted back in the fight.”

    Nutt too was amazed.

    “I’m thinking, ‘You’re leg’s blown up. You’re talking about going home?’ ” the Arkansas coach recalls.

    “No, no, no,” the soldiers would say. “I’ve got to get back out there.”

  207. Garret July 2, 2009 9:17 pm

    In Iraq, a flag football game is scheduled, Army versus Air Force, the coaches split on each team. At lunch, a soldier comes up to Nutt, begging him not to cancel the game because a dust storm is to arrive that afternoon.

    “Whatever you do, Coach, don’t cancel the game.”

    They don’t, but the dust storm comes, like an enormous dark cloud, shadowing the makeshift field — “We were shocked they were going to play,” Neuheisel remembers — but the troops pay it little mind, the Air Force eventually winning, 21-0.

    “Those kids played their guts out, and it was just unbelievable,” Nutt says.

    On the sideline, Neuheisel is standing next to Texas’ Brown, and a soldier comes up and says, “Oh, it’s coming tonight.”

    “What’s coming tonight?” Neuheisel asks.

    “They’re going to throw a mortar in here tonight,” the soldier says, explaining that the enemy likes to fire mortars during a dust storm, when poor visibility is an advantage.

    Brown and Neuheisel turn to each other and, only half-joking, Neuheisel says, “OK, this game should be just about over. . . .”

  208. Garret July 2, 2009 9:18 pm

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

    Nine-mile-high inflatable tower could cut the cost to launch spacecraft, reduce the need for GEO satellites, and improve cell phone signals. Tethered to a mountain 3.1 miles high, it would initially be 12.4 miles high–where the view is similar to an astronaut (black sky instead of blue), allowing a communications array to see 373 miles in all directions. Eventually they hope to get the towers to rise 124 miles high!

  209. Garret July 2, 2009 9:19 pm

    Nanotechnology may increase the longevity of tooth-colored fillings, important because half of all tooth-colored fillings fail within 10 years and about 60% of all operative dentistry involves replacing them.

  210. Garret July 2, 2009 9:19 pm

    60% of Americans would give up alcohol for a week instead of their cell phones. Interesting results on how men and women view different features as important–more women found text messaging very important (71% vs 46%), are taking photos with their phones (55% vs. 30%), and all 8% who wanted to read books on mobile devices were women.

  211. Garret July 2, 2009 9:20 pm

    Lawsuit filed in 1983 finally got a verdict after the Montana judge found the court documents in an old briefcase at his home!

  212. Garret July 2, 2009 9:20 pm

    Man kept a 8-foot-long python as a pet, but it broke free and strangled a 2-year-old girl in the middle of the night. The man was the boyfriend of the girl’s mother and did not have a permit for his python. Since 1980 pet pythons have killed 5 children in the US.

  213. Garret July 2, 2009 9:21 pm

    Free play links pau.

  214. curveball July 2, 2009 9:24 pm


    UC Davis is a way better football program than Sac ST…I lived there all my life and Davis could do it..Sac ST.is a weak program..I went there…

  215. el guapo July 2, 2009 9:31 pm

    Too bad UC-Davis couldn’t send us better administrators

  216. SteveM July 2, 2009 9:36 pm

    Plans shaping up for the LaTech, Idaho, Nevada and SJSU road games?

    Mainly trying to determine what Tsai-kos are attending, but if you have reservations made, please let me know. Current attendees, tips, and suggestions are shown at…


    The WA State and UNLV games are on a separate page…


    …if you wish to be added, or have new info or changes, please email me (email on the page)

  217. wafan July 2, 2009 9:49 pm


    Found a weak, wayward signal.

  218. wafan July 2, 2009 9:50 pm

    Looking forward to seeing a lot of you on Saturday!!!

  219. wafan July 2, 2009 9:51 pm

    See you later.

  220. wafan July 2, 2009 9:52 pm

    Oh, and 220.

  221. LizKauai [hnl] Asus July 2, 2009 10:13 pm

    Congrarts to Shelton and Nalani!

    Amazing Tsai-kos showing off their sports smarts again :mrgreen:

    Will be good to see Colt back home again…amongst “his people” !

    It’s official- I have bursitis, “frozen shoulders” – feels like plantar fasciitis of the shoulders…. owwww.

    Enjoying upper Makiki and go back again tomorrow.. Spiritual walking is a good thing!

  222. Ralph July 2, 2009 10:15 pm

    actually Hinshaw is doing a commendable job….wait and see what happens when the new president check in….

  223. Garret July 2, 2009 10:20 pm

    I think that UH made a good hire with Chancellor Hinshaw.

    Given the cutbacks for UC funding and the setbacks in the Davis economy, I do not think that UC-Davis will be able to get to D-IA football for at least 10 years. The UC funding isn’t going to get back to earlier levels for many years and the deep pockets in Davis aren’t as deep as 2 years ago.

  224. LizKauai [hnl] Asus July 2, 2009 10:20 pm

    dang,missed wafan again.

    Hi Ralph!

  225. MeiLing July 2, 2009 10:20 pm

    Happy anniversary, Nalani & Shelton!


    NAU plays Sac St., Div. II. NAU usually wins.

  226. Stephen Tsai July 2, 2009 10:20 pm

    Re: Trap
    JD the AD allowed Trap’s contract to dwindle to a final season, in 2009. Basically, Trap was told what he needed to do to get an extension. He met most of the goals, but not all, the biggest being qualifying for the NCAAs. So 2009 was Trap’s probation year.
    But because of the problems with the women’s basketball search, it was decided to just give Trap, esentially, another probation year. I don’t think that’s right. Either he’s your guy or he’s not your guy. If he is, give him and the program security. If not, move on. But a one-year deal creates more headaches.

  227. Garret July 2, 2009 10:20 pm


    I hope that you feel better soon!

  228. curveball July 2, 2009 10:28 pm

    Stretch will tell you that Sac.ST. is a worthless school because BLAKE PLAYS THERE…..

  229. MeiLing July 2, 2009 10:30 pm

    Sorry Liz, but my friend in Prescott had the same thing. Takes months & usually happens to women our age.

  230. Ralph July 2, 2009 10:31 pm

    liz bursitis in the shoulder is common from lack of activity, we all lose strength and muscle mass as we age and our joints start to hurt. spend less time traveling and more time doing yard work to strengthen your upper body.. lifting udon with your chopstick and spooning nabeyaki isn’t enough, need more intense sweating…

  231. Garret July 2, 2009 10:32 pm

    The biggest reason why we should try not to attack recruits who choose a mainland school…some of them eventually decide to transfer to UH later on (David Veikune, etc.). I’d hate for a player to feel rejected by the local fans and cross UH off the list if he looks around for somewhere to transfer later.

  232. Cindy C. July 2, 2009 10:37 pm

    Liz, so sorry about your shoulder. Aging ain’t for us, huh!

  233. Cindy C. July 2, 2009 10:41 pm

    Everyone…. please have a great holiday!
    Our clan of families will do the yearly ritual…leaving in a few hours for
    Ala Moana Beach to camp out until after the fireworks on Sat night.
    The last time, our “young” men got caught with booze in da cups. What a
    riot! But the officers were as nice as they could be. We usually take the same space each year… not far from the facilities.
    See you later!

  234. el guapo July 2, 2009 11:07 pm

    Ralph and Garret,

    You two normally do not indulge in fairy tales 😉

  235. Ralph July 2, 2009 11:10 pm

    we’re all talking about age and bursitis so LizK goes into hiding or denial, not me I don’t get AARP notices..

  236. Ralph July 2, 2009 11:14 pm

    two of our homegrown generals, Shinseki and Aguba, got forced retirements by the Bush Administration. Thank you generals, our country benefited from your service and loyalty to our country, and you brought pride to your family and our State.

  237. BigWave96744 July 2, 2009 11:21 pm

    cars are pushed to the shoulder of the the H3 Tunnel… There was plenty room for cars to U-Turn inside the tunnel. Right before 6pm the traffic started moving… Weirdly there was only the overturned SUV and a cop left… Just minutes earlier there was 2 firetrucks, 2 or 3 ambulances, and maybe 5-6 cop cars…. I don’t know how the heck an SUV overturned in the H3 during rush hour and no other car was involved… AMAZING….

    Also about the same time at the bottom of the H3 (Honolulu bound) was a motorcycle accident, slowing down cars exiting the H3… What a mess.

  238. roysan16 July 3, 2009 12:12 am

    Missed the H-3 accident, but had gone that way about 415 pm. Had noticed at that time there was a down pour of rain. If anyone travels this road note the slow moving vehicles, like the regular cement truck, or some heavy duty Marine vehicle, in the far right lane going about 30 mph (or sometimes less)..and then envision cars behind the slow moving vehicles merging into the fast lane. Not to say that this could have happened in the tunnel. But it’s possible, where the person in the SUV swerved and overturned to avoid hitting the car that crossed into the SUV lane, where the car crossing into the SUV lane could have been behind a slow moving vehicle. Does what I say make sense, too? I do know that cars, in general, drive faster than the posted speed limit on the H-3..a good majority do, and especially through the tunnel.

  239. roysan16 July 3, 2009 12:24 am

    About Hawaii kids going away to play football at a mainland school, I think, allows them their freedom. This is a given. But it also allows them to escape being under the microscope, where they are continuously being judged (if they opted for UH) by their relatives, peers and even the media. For the Hawaii athletes opting for a mainland school filtering out this scrutiny relieves them of a little pressure. I think current UH athletes from Hawaii would tell you there’s a huge weight on their shoulders to do well here.

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