Blaze, Rocky to miss start of season

Leftside linebacker Blaze Soares and defensive tackle Rocky Savaiigaea will miss the Aug. 30 season opener against Florida — and, most likely, a few more games — because of injuries.
Soares has been diagnosed with a torn gastrocnemius, a calf muscle in his left leg. The recovery period is between six and eight weeks. He is wearing a cast.
Savaiigaea has been diagnosed with a tear in his left triceps. He also is wearing a cast. His recovery period is between four and six weeks.
“It sucks,” said Savaiigaea, who will have his arm re-examined next week.
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• Defensive tackle Rocky Savaiigaea said his left triceps remains sore. He also had an MRI, and will see a specialist today.
• Greg McMackin said the competition for the quarterback’s job is so tight it will take another day to name the starter. McMackin has pushed back the decision until Thursday, at the earliest.
• Today’s practice was abbreviated by 40 minutes when Dan “The Iceman” Kelly answered McMackin’s dare, drilling a field goal from 53 yards.
* Cornerback/nickelback Ryan Mouton was limited to a few plays because of tendinitis in his right knee. But he made the most of his cameo appearance, recording two sacks off blitzes during team drills.

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McMackin and Mouton huddle before the 11-on-11 drill:


Even the injured players, like defensive end John Fonoti, are kept busy:


Middle linebacker Brashton Satele works on his footwork:


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In a special ceremony yesterday afternoon, backup quarterback Steele Jantz was summoned to the sideline, where he was handed a package.
Inside was a red No. 15 practice jersey.
On the back was the name: Tebow.
“Congratulations,” quarterback coach Nick Rolovich said.
For the next two weeks, Jantz, a second-semester freshman from California, will portray Florida quarterback Tim Tebow in practice.


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The receivers have been told they need to catch at least 100 passes from the JUGS machine every day. Mahalo again to bighilofan for paying for the machine’s repair.


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Very belated birthday wishes to Margo, my Roosevelt High classmate and wife of Rich2176.


  1. 702WarriorNation August 12, 2008 6:33 am

    Happy Belated Birthday – Margo!

  2. 702WarriorNation August 12, 2008 6:34 am

    Happy Belated Birthday – Margo!

  3. 702WarriorNation August 12, 2008 6:35 am

    ooops- sorry for the dupe but still wish Margo Happy Birthday TWICE too.

  4. Stephen Tsai August 12, 2008 6:38 am

    I need to do a double post after having missed her birthday.

  5. MeiLing August 12, 2008 6:39 am

    Happy Birthday, Margo! Health, happiness & good fortune to you. Hope you are getting better.

    Aloha Kakahiaka, ST & Tsaiko nation!

    Steele is so much better looking than Tebow. Great hair, guy.

  6. 702WarriorNation August 12, 2008 6:43 am

    Morning MeiLing
    Hows the house sale doing?
    Hope you ready for the move back ‘home’- lucky!

  7. 702WarriorNation August 12, 2008 6:46 am

    ST- will the techies upgrade the servers to handle the increase in traffic. Very sssssllllllllllllllllloooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwww

  8. MeiLing August 12, 2008 6:48 am

    Aloha, 702WN!

    LV house still for sale; it’s sooo slow in Vegas. We’ll have to work on plan B.

    I have tons to do now to cleanup this house & get it ready to rent, so, I’ve not been able to hang out on the blog much. But, by the end of Sept. I should be home & going to games.

    Hello to Mrs. 702WN!

  9. bighilofan2 August 12, 2008 6:52 am

    Howzit, dragged this over from the last postHowzit and Good Morning Tsaikos everywhere.

    Auryte. its afternoon in Florida…. less dan 18 days to go!
    I am so so so excited….. makes da practices in da afternoons so wort it at Keaau and at da beach…..


    howzit howzit. jus took 2 hours to catch up to da blog. tried going to your/Esme’s moms site to hit just for fun about 3 am and i gave em da user name and da password and HA tells me invalid…sheesh… no can….


    hiya bes buddy in da hole why wurld. get 2 stickaz fo yo long loss fren in Hilo trade trade


    #230….. BUSTED….
    yur frenz a squealah yah? jk

    i stay scramblin for go OSU. how yu got outta da house 2x in a row?
    I like hire yu too… yu do divorce????
    btw, so yu going do da swim ooah da hammah on da defense?
    i prefer da pick an roll…. movin da leff while yu threaten fo wayss
    dare time and ##, teach em to mes with bradda Mike….

  10. addahknowjoe August 12, 2008 6:53 am

    Margo/Rich- Hau`oli la hanau!

    Stretch- mahalo for the good fun news call, yesterday.

  11. Kapolei Doc August 12, 2008 6:54 am

    What a display of loyalty on behalf of bighilofan for paying to fix the JUGS machine. It may sound like a small thing but it really added something important for the team. Maybe there are other small things that need to be done that some of us can step up and help. If so just post’em.

  12. Stretch August 12, 2008 6:54 am

    Happy Belated Birthday Margo!!

  13. Loa August 12, 2008 7:07 am

    morning gang!

    happy belated birthday Margo

    big mahalos to da jugman and da stickermen

  14. d1島 August 12, 2008 7:12 am

    Belated Happy Birthday to Margo!

    Right on Steele-bow; good luck – you going need it!

    Wow, impressive that Eric Hannum owns a company that does MRI’s. Good ting he was able to help out this morning….Wat’s the results???

    Big smile 😀 for bhf2. Way to go braddah! Dey should let you load the JUGS for the receivers as a mahalo (but only if you promise not to fuss widda dials 😉 )

  15. Stephen Tsai August 12, 2008 7:16 am

    That’s a great name.

  16. Jack Flash August 12, 2008 7:17 am

    Aloha Gang,
    Does the defense still use that big bag in drills that Glanville brought over? Just curious, as I remember it being talked about alot a couple years ago. Have a good one erebody!

  17. Stephen Tsai August 12, 2008 7:18 am

    I passed Midori7’s car this morning at the intersection.
    She didn’t notice me. She was checking her makeup in her rear-view mirror.

  18. Maverick August 12, 2008 7:20 am

    Haha –
    Steele already had a babe following apparently, now giving him a Tebow Jersey will be adding fuel to the fire.
    Lucky bugga.

    Could he be one of top guys by the 2010 season?

    Thanks for starting our Tuesday with good news about Blaze. Rest up Big guy, and dream of Florida.

  19. Joel August 12, 2008 7:21 am

    The secret to stop Florida is to keep Tebow and the offense off the field. Steele Jantz should stand on the sidelines while the Warrior offense practice long drives and long time of possessions.

    Tebow is indeed the Heisman, but it is the players around him who defenses should worry about.

    Florida under Meyer has had trouble with season openers. Hawaii should focus on ball possession rather than on Tebow.

  20. bb August 12, 2008 7:22 am

    Is it just me?

    I have been to a few of the practices and so far and one thing that I am seeing is that the offensive line needs work. Our defense is pretty good but they are killing the O-Line. I wouldn’t be surprised if Funaki is named the starting QB simply based on the fact that he is probably the most mobile. Now I know our defense is good but we saw what Georgia did and given Florida is probably on he same level matador protection isn’t going to get it done.

    I just want to know if I am the only one seeing these things or if others share in my opinion.

  21. Stephen Tsai August 12, 2008 7:24 am

    Jack Flash:
    Nope, the big bags are in storage.
    Now they just hit scout players.

  22. Stretch August 12, 2008 7:25 am

    Stephen Tsai:
    August 12th, 2008 at 7:18 am
    I passed Midori7’s car this morning at the intersection.
    She didn’t notice me. She was checking her makeup in her rear-view mirror.

    Good thing she wasn’t digging her nose.

    BTW – if you are driving to town already, does that mean you will show up to practice ON TIME??!!??

  23. gigi-hawaii © August 12, 2008 7:25 am

    ST, you finally were able to upload pictures! What was the secret to doing that?

  24. Stephen Tsai August 12, 2008 7:26 am

    Too bad Kiran Kepo‘o is not around.
    He would be a better Tebow impersonator. Kepo‘o is big, and left-handed.

  25. Stephen Tsai August 12, 2008 7:26 am

    I think the pix were too big. I have to use a smaller size.

  26. gigi-hawaii © August 12, 2008 7:28 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARGO, fellow RHS alumna!

  27. Stephen Tsai August 12, 2008 7:28 am

    Acually, I was going the other way.
    I dropped Wena off at work, and I was heading home.

  28. Stretch August 12, 2008 7:32 am

    ST – don’t lay down or else you will never make it to practice.

  29. Wena August 12, 2008 7:33 am

    Happy Belated Birthday to Margo. Hope Rich takes you out to someplace nice to eat. A nice juicy steak sounds good.

  30. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 12, 2008 7:35 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Hauoli Lahanau and God Bless You, Margo!

    Go, Jugs Machine!
    Go Steele-bow! (I hope the no-tackle the QB rule still applies) 😆

  31. Maverick August 12, 2008 7:35 am

    Good call on Kiran.
    Sad to hear he’s not coming back.

    Has he fully recovered from his injury?

  32. gigi-hawaii © August 12, 2008 7:36 am

    Hi Wena. Good luck with your new school.

  33. Stephen Tsai August 12, 2008 7:37 am

    Too late. The feet are up on the coffee table.
    “Fraiser” is on …
    OK, OK, I confess: I’m hooked on the Lifetime channel.
    And, yes, on Saturday night, we skipped watching the Olympics to see Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2. Everytime I got misty-eyed, Wena would turn and start laughing.
    I was the only guy over 40 in the packed theater.

  34. Stretch August 12, 2008 7:38 am

    Wena – ummm, aren’t you at “work” already??

  35. Stephen Tsai August 12, 2008 7:38 am

    Nobody’s really sure. He hasn’t been around. He’s attending classes and is on scholarship, but he didn’t show up for any of the unsupervised workouts. He’s got a heavy school load. He’s a pre-med student.

  36. gigi-hawaii © August 12, 2008 7:39 am

    Hubby: Doesn’t Stretch ever work? He must have an easy job!

    Me: That’s what happens when you are a project manager.

  37. Stephen Tsai August 12, 2008 7:40 am

    Are you going to make it to practice this morning?
    You might be mobbed after yesterday’s Santa run.
    Well, being late paid off yesterday, I guess, since I was one of the few to see Blaze getting carted away while I walked up.

  38. Wena August 12, 2008 7:41 am

    I’m following all your guys example….blogging all day.
    I don’t think it’s possible to blog with kids around. They’ll hit my computer and then I’ll practice great patience.

  39. Stretch August 12, 2008 7:42 am

    gigi & and others wondering – it is spelled E-F-F-I-C-I-E-N-C-Y

  40. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 12, 2008 7:44 am

    Welcome to Joel from Gainesville (hope I got that right)! Thanks for the info on the conditions on the team and on the field!

    WARRIORS- BE PREPARED! It’s not like meeting the Dawgs in the Air Conditioned Superdome! THIS IS THE SWAMP! Even the fans no can handle the heat!

  41. Wena August 12, 2008 7:45 am

    Just curious. How come they call your friend “Sleaze”? He’s such a nice guy.

  42. Stephen Tsai August 12, 2008 7:45 am

    Stretch does work hard.
    As I understand it, for his job he drives, navigates through rough patches, and ends up with the greens.

  43. gigi-hawaii © August 12, 2008 7:45 am


    I was a teacher’s aide in a preschool back in the 1980s. Hard to keep order in the classroom. I lasted barely a year before switching to a legal assistant job. Much easier dealing with adults.

  44. Stretch August 12, 2008 7:46 am

    No more stickers until Saturday for players or Tsaikos.

    I’ll try to keep some for those attending Karaoke. BUT those in attendance must take a shot of CR to get one. hahahaha

  45. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 12, 2008 7:46 am

    ST- NO BACHI! No show up late to see carts…. euwwwww.

    Stretch=Tsai-ko Tsanta…. :mrgreen:

  46. d1島 August 12, 2008 7:47 am

    So will Mac be naming all the starters today or tomorrow or will it just be the QB?

  47. Maverick August 12, 2008 7:48 am

    A-joe –
    Welcome back. You were back my wife’s old hood of San Mateo. I mentioned to her about your cattle call, and she was tempted to let the cousins know about the Saturday feast in Sunnyvale, but their work habits were interferring.

    They will be all attending the Fresno game @ OCt. 4th all decked in green

  48. Stephen Tsai August 12, 2008 7:50 am

    Stretch is the Santa.
    SJ and Myki are the ones who get to the park early to reserve spots for the latecomers.
    And they’re really good about making me pretend I know things. They’ll say, it’s so nice that so-and-so is having a good practice. And then, like that, so-and-so is the subject of tomorrow’s story.

  49. Stephen Tsai August 12, 2008 7:52 am

    Most of the starting jobs have been named. Well, sort of.
    For instance, John Fonoti was deemed the starting right end. But he’s been out for about a week. Elliott Purcell has been getting a lot of work. It would difficult to bump people who have practiced hard.

  50. Stretch August 12, 2008 7:52 am

    I hope I am the “Santa” because I give away stickers and NOT because I am shaped like him

  51. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 12, 2008 7:53 am

    Hi Wena! Happy blogging!

    ST- the images are waaay too huge. 1666×2047 pixels. need to scale back to 800 pixels on the longest edge. Will do and email you back.

  52. gigi-hawaii © August 12, 2008 7:57 am

    My pics are 300 dpi and 500 pixels on the longest side.

  53. Stretch August 12, 2008 7:57 am

    ST – if you plan in making it to practice on time, you better put something over your BVD’s and get out of the house.

  54. Wena August 12, 2008 7:59 am

    I love dealing with kids. They make me laugh a lot. And I love their innocence.

  55. d1島 August 12, 2008 8:01 am

    Thanks Stephen.

    Funny listening to Rob and (absent) Russ.
    Kekaula calls in and talks about Mac’s reminding him the other day about his #1 rule: Don’t embarass the team.
    Kekaula is befuddled ’cause he can’t recall doing anything that would warrant the rebuke until Mac reminds him that he keeps getting his 4ss kicked on the game that Kekaula plays on the radio show. 😆

  56. gigi-hawaii © August 12, 2008 8:02 am

    haha Wena. Yep, adults who are being litigated are NOT innocent like kids. They’ve been around the block too many times.

    I don’t know about your preschool, but the one I worked at was so noisy. Kids love to scream and yell like it’s going outta style.

  57. chawan_cut August 12, 2008 8:05 am

    now that the picture uploading works again, maybe you could post that birthday picture from last week????
    and good news about blaze. bobby C was just talking with kekaula on his show and blaze told robert that he really wants to play in the florida game. he’s been preparing all summer. he even has a tebow poster in his room to build up the target on his back and get him fired up every day.

  58. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 12, 2008 8:07 am

    gigi- 72 or 96 is the proper dpi for websites.

  59. Da Punchbowl Kid August 12, 2008 8:08 am

    Fiddy Two!

    Happy Birthday Margo! Here’s wishing you many more!

    Big Hilo You da man. Nuff said.

    Good morning all y’all! 🙂

  60. ryan August 12, 2008 8:08 am

    What do the coaches think of Steele? Do you think he can be a starter for us down the road?

  61. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 12, 2008 8:10 am

    So- still need input from the iPhone 3G users. Good or no good? As long as I cannot post anything to the blog from my Treo (arrrgh!) I need to think of an alternative for the Swamp.

  62. myki August 12, 2008 8:10 am

    Morning Wena,

    I’m with you. Kids are great !! If you ever want an honest opinion just ask a kid. Most of them have not yet learned the art of deception or flattery. That’s why we have the saying painfully honest.

    Hope things are going well with the school issues and that soon you’ll be home free.

  63. Da Punchbowl Kid August 12, 2008 8:12 am

    Does anybody else see the poignancy in Jantz being given the number “15” ? 😉

  64. gigi-hawaii © August 12, 2008 8:12 am

    Liz, isn’t 72 or 96 dpi too blurry, though?

  65. Stretch August 12, 2008 8:14 am

    maybe Steele gets “15” because it’s Tebow’s jersey number?? Just a guess

  66. gigi-hawaii © August 12, 2008 8:14 am

    Liz, I thought you tried an iPhone and returned it cause you have long nails that made it difficult to press keys.

  67. Da Punchbowl Kid August 12, 2008 8:17 am


    August 12th, 2008 at 7:57 am
    ST – if you plan in making it to practice on time, you better put something over your BVD’s and get out of the house.


    *DPK ponders the thought of Stretch sitting in his underwear thinking about Tsai in his underwear. A loud scream rips through the quiet morning as the imagery registers in DPK’s mind…* 😆

  68. Da Punchbowl Kid August 12, 2008 8:21 am

    Ok, Stretch doesn’t get the “15” thing… Here’s a clue: who was the last Warrior to wear that number on UH’s practice field?

    Stretch if that’s to deep for you, just go back to thinkin about Tsai in his BVDs…

  69. Bulla August 12, 2008 8:22 am


    #44 post: homey wants 5 stickers, minimum…haha

  70. Da Punchbowl Kid August 12, 2008 8:22 am

    If it helps, Stretch, google the word “poignant”.

  71. gigi-hawaii © August 12, 2008 8:23 am

    In case you are wondering what BVD stands for, here’s what I discovered:

    BVD is a brand of men’s underwear, which are commonly referred to as “BVDs.” BVD stands for Bradley, Voorhees & Day, the New York City firm that initially manufactured underwear of this name for both men and women. BVD is now only for men. It was founded in 1876 and named for its three founders.

  72. Da Punchbowl Kid August 12, 2008 8:24 am

    Howdy Buller,
    Howz you today?

  73. Stretch August 12, 2008 8:24 am

    Bulla – you driving him home??

  74. d1島 August 12, 2008 8:31 am


    It’s a practice jersey.
    Miano is not issuing that # on a game jersey to anyone.

  75. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 12, 2008 8:32 am

    gigi- no matter how high the resolution you load, the computer screen displays at 72 or 96 – that’s why we “optimize” pix for viewing and to conserve space. They will load way faster too.

  76. gigi-hawaii © August 12, 2008 8:36 am

    Liz, so when I size my pics in Photoshop, should I make the resolution 96? Is it a bad idea to make it 300?

  77. d1島 August 12, 2008 8:40 am

    also re: #65

    try guugle “facetious”

  78. Da Punchbowl Kid August 12, 2008 8:43 am

    I know that, D1. I just thought that it was kind of an eerie coincidence that Steele was wearing it. I was also referring to the fact that once again, the magic number “15” was on the practice field at Manoa, helping to prepare us to defeat the evil geckos, and their leader, the evil “anti-15”. Or maybe not. 😆

    Ok that’s a lot to digest. I’ll stop now. 😉

  79. al August 12, 2008 8:43 am

    stretch…can i say it? please?

    whoooooshhh!!!!!!!! ((with a lot of back draft)

  80. Da Punchbowl Kid August 12, 2008 8:45 am

    Touche D1! 🙂

  81. addahknowjoe August 12, 2008 8:46 am

    Howzit Maverick-

    Yup! We’re still up here in San Bruno. Head back tomorrow. We past San Mateo a few times on our way to and from Sunnyvale. (please tell your wife her ‘hood is still beautiful!) Got a friends’ son flying up to attend College of San Mateo this week. He’s gonna try out for their baseball team.


    Went to Oakland yesterday after you called. Came to a stop light behind a truck with the words blazoned, “University of Hawaii” on it’s back camper door window. We followed the truck into a gas station. I jumped out and gave the driver a UH logo sticker. She was totally surprised. She told me she hailed from Maui. Get plenny aloha roaming the bay area. =)

  82. Da Punchbowl Kid August 12, 2008 8:46 am

    Got gas al?

  83. al August 12, 2008 8:47 am

    happy birthday margo! many more!
    where is richie these days?

    oh….its nap time again.

  84. d1島 August 12, 2008 8:47 am


    It’s all good.
    EH! Stop tinkin’ about dat string bikini! 😆

  85. al August 12, 2008 8:48 am

    d1 and ralph…..richie’s another day when ralphie is off to go to richie’s. i guess when stevie and deenie can make it too.


  86. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 12, 2008 8:49 am

    gigi- yah. 96. then “save for web” and set that to “high”. The pic will still look good on the screen. Higher res is good for printing.

  87. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 12, 2008 8:52 am

    re iPhone- yes, I took it back, But the Treo doesn’t blog reliably with this new format. I can learn how to use the soft tip stylus on the new iPhone as long as it connects well.

  88. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 12, 2008 8:53 am

    Cool, A-Joe! Stickers rule!

  89. d1島 August 12, 2008 8:54 am


    Okie dokie.
    (but hurry up, getting hungrie 😉 )

  90. (Jesse) James August 12, 2008 8:54 am

    Good morning Tsaikos and Tsaikettes….

    Awesome to hear some better news about Blaze. On the news last night they were talking about a possible Achille’s tendon problem which would not have been good…the MRI sounds like it went well. Get well soon Blaze!!!

    Happy Birthday Margo!!!

    Stretch – ST on time to practice? He was an hour late on Saturday even after telling us the practice started at 730 instead of 830….mwahahhahaha

    So, who’s going to practice on Friday besides DPK and his tree????

  91. al August 12, 2008 8:54 am

    tks for reminding me my tank is near empty.

  92. Maverick August 12, 2008 8:55 am

    A-Joe –
    My bad, her old hood is San Bruno, not San Mateo. I was thinking of Francis Maka at the time of typing, and he attended Mateo C.C.
    Her family is still there, and even Daly City where our boy now resides. He goes to Skyline C.C., right on the edge of Pacifica Ridge.

    Enjoy the fog and cool weather now, cuz it’s hot and steamy back here.

  93. d1島 August 12, 2008 8:56 am

    Whoa A-joe!
    In Oakland, you lucky dey nevah tink you was tryin’ fo’ hi-jack da kah!


  94. d1島 August 12, 2008 8:57 am


  95. (Jesse) James August 12, 2008 9:04 am

    al-ie – at least I don’t have to add on the “ie” to my name like ralphie, deanie, richie, hom-ie, et al…..MWAHAHAHAHAHA

  96. Da Punchbowl Kid August 12, 2008 9:07 am

    After that big one, it must be near empty.

    I wonder how long Blaze will be out of practice.

  97. al August 12, 2008 9:10 am

    (j) j…..haha.

    da punchbowl kiddie…!

  98. Blackie (ブラッキ) August 12, 2008 9:10 am


  99. (Jesse) James August 12, 2008 9:11 am worries… A-joe was “rolling with da homeys” MWAHAHAHAHA

  100. (Jesse) James August 12, 2008 9:19 am

    DPK…you let out a big one???

  101. jojo ® August 12, 2008 9:22 am

    jojo 101

  102. addahknowjoe August 12, 2008 9:23 am


    Come to think of it, good thing she neva blow me away, yeah? Whew! I just took a chance and figured there’s gotta be some, “aloha” in that truck cab.

  103. (Jesse) James August 12, 2008 9:26 am

    Watch out…JOJO is in da house….

  104. jojo ® August 12, 2008 9:39 am

    no, no, no (Jesse) James, you have it all wrong, I am not in da house.
    Which is why you must take jojo 101.

    Happy Birthday Margo!

  105. addahknowjoe August 12, 2008 9:40 am

    (Jesse) James:

    Actually, I wasn’t sked. “Leadfoot” had my back!

    BWAHHAHAHAHAAHAHAAAA..cough, cough cough….

  106. MeiLing August 12, 2008 9:41 am


    Went to Oakland yesterday after you called. Came to a stop light behind a truck with the words blazoned, “University of Hawaii” on it’s back camper door window. We followed the truck into a gas station. I jumped out and gave the driver a UH logo sticker.

    I do that in Flagstaff sometimes. I used to give people my NAU card & tell them about the Hawaiian club. My co-advisor used to laugh at me for doing that, but I’ve found transplants from Hawai’i, Samoa, all ovah.

    K, back to cleaning… lun cha wha ovah…

  107. Rich2176 August 12, 2008 9:49 am

    Hey Everyone –

    So, I get this email written in Samoan from Barry and the only words I recognize are “Margo” and “Hawaii Kai”. Then I put 2 & 2 together and visited the blog.

    I just called Margo to tell her all of the great b-day wish posts.

    So, as a guy (we do everything last minute), I picked up her favorite “princess cake”, some sunflowers (she doesn’t like roses – lucky me), and we went to a really nice French Restaurant. I had beef wellington and she tried to be healthy with sand dabs. Of course, her plan all along was to have cherries jubilee for desert. It’s a desert for two, and prepared at the table. So good!

    She’s doing really well. All treatments are over and just follow-ups the next few months. I’m sure the power of the Tsaiko prayers helped a lot!

    I’ve been super, super busy and rarely even have the energy to read the blog. Things are starting to settle down, and with the commencement of the season, I need to get up to speed on the blog.

    Thanks again to all for a wonderful time in June, and I hope to see all of you again very soon.

  108. kaimiloa August 12, 2008 9:53 am

    MeiLing… Have you met the Char family in Flagstaff? I think they are still there. They had a florist shop there. They used to be our neighbor’s in Kaneohe back in small kid time. I spent an exchange year at NAU and had a blast. It was the first time I had been around so many Haoles (I’m one, too). I used to get so excited when I saw an Asian or Polynesian looking student. We didn’t have a Hawaii Club back then but all of the exchange students hung out and did trips.

  109. gigi-hawaii © August 12, 2008 9:55 am

    Fine words, Rich! Nice to see you.

  110. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 12, 2008 9:58 am

    Hiya Rich!

  111. (Jesse) James August 12, 2008 10:02 am

    A-joe…looks like leadfoot “hit” your back…MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    Jojo – where do I sign up for this “class”??? LMAO

  112. Wena August 12, 2008 10:18 am

    Yeah…kids are sure honest. I had one kid tell me that I’m too big for the swing…that I’m too fat. I just started laughing. Painfully honest.

  113. (Jesse) James August 12, 2008 10:21 am

    Just a reminder gang…the first Tsaiko TVgate of the year will be held on August 30th at the bright and early hour of 6:00 a.m. Yes, that’s right, UHFan808 and jojo….6 in the morning…LOL.

    Anyway, we have reserved one half of Genji’s for this viewing. So far, 32 people have made RSVPs for the event. If you haven’t RSVPd yet, please let me know. The cost will be $20 but you get an all-you-can eat breakfast buffet. The bar will also be open for those who wish to imbibe.

    So, come and watch our Warriors as the play in The Swamp with a bunch of crazy Warrior fans. All are welcome to attend, and if you’re a lurker, just come on in, we don’t bite…well, maybe DPK does…j/k….


    UH vs Florida


    6:00 a.m.

    Menu is as follows:

    Miso soup
    fresh fruit
    scrambled eggs
    vienna sausage
    portugese sausage
    Genji fried rice
    steamed rice
    endless coffee

    Come out and enjoy the fun, friendship, food, family, and football….

    See Steve M’s site for more details and contact info to make the RSVP.

  114. (Jesse) James August 12, 2008 10:27 am

    Wena…ROTFLMFAO about “Sleaze” comment above….this is a family blog and we can’t talk about things like that on here. Stretch will inform you about his nickname at a later date….MWAAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  115. (Jesse) James August 12, 2008 10:29 am

    Hey Homey…I’m going to be in your neck of the woods tomorrow?? You working security during the day or night shift??

  116. Jason August 12, 2008 10:32 am

    Happy birthday Margo!

    It’s great that the team can finally use that JUGS machine to its full potential.

    And it’s good that Blaze’s calf isn’t as bad as initially thought. Hopefully the recent string of injuries will stop, and everyone will get healthy.

    Hehe, Sleaze. Let’s just say the history of that name is very interesting … 😀

  117. MeiLing August 12, 2008 10:38 am


    When were you here? I’m actually borrowing the Char’s card tables for my garage sales. We play mah jong & have potlucks together with other people from Hawai’i. What’s your first name? I’ll let them know when I see them on Friday.

    I helped start the Hawaiian club in 2003 when a haole girl who went to St. Andrews asked where the club was; the students have to want the club. As a staffer, I couldn’t start it, even though I had been looking to do that for years. Sorry we didn’t have one going when you were here.

  118. homey ⑤ August 12, 2008 10:43 am

    (J)J – We’re on an island, you are always in the neck of my woods. Hmmm, that sounded so Koamahu-ish…anyway, I can accommodate you, haha, that sounded -ish too! Just give me a holla and I’ll hook up with you…OMG, I am soooo -ish today!

  119. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 12, 2008 10:44 am

    Argh. The gas man was just here to fill up my tank. #2 son was taking a showah.
    knock knock knock… whoa – water stay leaking from your house!

    shua enuf – I get one bad leak from the tub. It’s a fiberglass built-in. uh oh…

  120. homey ⑤ August 12, 2008 10:45 am


    LTNS Rich! How’s my favorite actress doing? 😆

  121. homey ⑤ August 12, 2008 10:47 am

    XLiz – I guess no more bubble baths for #2 son.

  122. Wena August 12, 2008 10:52 am

    ok. Family blog.

  123. Wena August 12, 2008 10:53 am

    Did you guys see the front page of the Advertiser this morning? Obama is wearing slippers.

  124. homey ⑤ August 12, 2008 10:55 am

    That’s not slippahz, dem are flip-flops.

  125. homey ⑤ August 12, 2008 10:56 am

    sjmacro and myki – I wonder who that is putting that jr.size football in the JUGS? 😆

  126. homey ⓊⓈⒶ August 12, 2008 11:04 am

    jojo – got Thursday?

  127. d1島 August 12, 2008 11:10 am

    “shower shoes”

  128. (Jesse) James August 12, 2008 11:12 am

    d1…you wear “shower shoes” ??? LOL

  129. kaimiloa August 12, 2008 11:15 am

    Hi MeiLing,
    I was at NAU in 89-90. My name is Dann. Please say hi to the family for me. What do you do at NAU?

  130. homey ⓊⓈⒶ August 12, 2008 11:16 am

    I finally got on Esme’s site! Still slow as heck. I wonder if the tekkies ever did a stress/load test on the site?

  131. d1島 August 12, 2008 11:17 am

    I just laugh at people who call ’em that 🙂

  132. BigWave96744 August 12, 2008 11:24 am

    Today is also the birthday of Paul Harmon, former Warrior DL and Skyline HS teammate of Davone Bess

    This Saturday, someone’s favorite QB turns 25 and may get a chance to show his stuff against the NYBretts…

  133. Da Punchbowl Kid August 12, 2008 11:34 am

    NYBretts… clever.

  134. FloridaTed August 12, 2008 11:37 am

    Hi, Tsaiko-Nation and Tsai-Meister.

    Best news of the day is about Baze. I would hate to not having him on the team (sigh of relieve).

    Floridas speed can only be defeated with total discipline and assignment football. If we let them into the open field, we’re in trouble. We MUST get to Tebow and manage to collapse the pocket. Georgia did that very successfully and won the game pretty handily. Our DE’s will have a huge role to play, but we do have some great ones.

    Happy Birthday, Margo. It’s great to hear you are doing so well.

    I’m dying to find out who they’ll name as # 1 QB this week. I still feel that it will be Alexander, but off course, I could very easily be wrong.

  135. Tombo Ahi August 12, 2008 11:47 am

    happy birthday margo!

    hey, colt brennan got an official website. looking good!

  136. HiFlyer August 12, 2008 11:48 am

    FloridaTed – I don’t know if I would use that word, but I can’t wait to find out also.

  137. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 12, 2008 11:53 am

    Ferd has a realistic/scary observation about the Gators.

  138. MeiLing August 12, 2008 11:56 am


    Mrs. Char says Hi! She saw your Mom a couple of years ago when they were home; spent some time talking to her. She said, “Come and visit!”

    I actually just retired from NAU; I worked in IT. I’m moving back to HI, but I’m not going to work in IT. Going to look for a job at UH.

  139. Hawaiianbod August 12, 2008 11:59 am

    Happy Belated Birthday Margo! I’m so happy to hear that you are doing well. 🙂

    Howzit Rich!

  140. Hawaiianbod August 12, 2008 12:05 pm

    Good to hear that Blaze’s injury is not serious. Get better soon!

    Got Impact?

  141. da princess' classmate August 12, 2008 12:08 pm

    we tink our injuries are bad, look at da gators. lost 5 guys to acl’s already (2 more just recently), couple to academics, harvin and rainey not 100%. but i guess they just replace w/ other HSAA. although the hits in the 2ndary should be something we might be able to attack.

  142. Hawaiianbod August 12, 2008 12:09 pm

    Hi jojo!

    Can I enroll in your course? Sounds interesting.

  143. SteveM August 12, 2008 12:10 pm

    Hi everyone. Lun cha wa for me at work…

    LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER:
    August 12th, 2008 at 7:53 am
    Hi Wena! Happy blogging!

    ST- the images are waaay too huge. 1666×2047 pixels. need to scale back to 800 pixels on the longest edge. Will do and email you back.

    Looks like ST is using his new camera 😐

    gigi — 72/75 dpi for web graphics display. Putting up higher resolutions pix is good for viewers to download and print–if that is your intention. Disadvantage is larger file size and more time to upload (and download) the photo–or for it to be displayed in your web browser.

    This bog page photo width looks like it max’s at 500 -520 pixels wide.

  144. d1島: August 12, 2008 12:13 pm

    The one to the OLinemen could matter ’cause they weren’t too deep during their Spring Game. Nonetheless, Meyer spins it optimistically.

    “It’s frustrating when guys are hurt,” Meyer said. “Still, at our staff meeting this morning I drew up our starting offensive line and I drew up everybody when they’re healthy, and [it’s] a pretty good-looking football team.”

  145. d1島: August 12, 2008 12:15 pm

    I was telling Koakane about that this past weekend. It is scary.
    Like FloridaTed says, no can let ’em buckaloose or pau 😯

  146. Rich2176 August 12, 2008 12:16 pm

    Tombo – thanks for the link. I sent it to Margo and this is what she replied with:

    I think you should have Stephen introduce you to the new UH QB in Fresno — remember? — that’s how, when and where all the magic started (for YOU and Colt).

    I’m not sure what magic applies to me, except I became even more obsessed w/ Warrior Football.

  147. mctruck August 12, 2008 12:16 pm

    You think maybe Blaze hurt his calf from the body rolls coach Mac had him do recently??, or was that someone else?

  148. djmitcho August 12, 2008 12:19 pm

    Did you sign up for fantasy or is that gorg. I can’t tell by the name.

  149. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 12, 2008 12:20 pm

    mctruck- I woulda though that the bodyrolls were to strengthen the gimpy shoulder…

  150. d1島: August 12, 2008 12:21 pm

    Talk about kicking a guy when he’s down.
    Not only did Cornelius Ingram blow out his knee last week but his landlord also filed to evict him from his apartment.
    Of course, if his knee rehabs well, he should be able to afford much more than $1100 per month for rent come next year.

    Paradigm Properties, which owns Oxford Manor apartments, claims Ingram hasn’t paid his $1,099-a-month rent since before July 7, 2008, according to the records. Paradigm sent a notice to Ingram in July requesting a past-due amount of $1,065.

  151. Rich2176 August 12, 2008 12:21 pm

    LizK – I just noticed about 3 or 4 email addys for you. I’ve got a question re: Cameras. Email me and I’ll ask the question. THNX

  152. Ralph August 12, 2008 12:21 pm

    Happy birthday Margo, belated, but would have been on time if ST was on time… Happy to read that you are feeling better- top of the mountain to you!

  153. Rich2176 August 12, 2008 12:23 pm

    Ralph – at least he caught it the same month. Her b-day was the 9th.

  154. djmitcho August 12, 2008 12:24 pm

    Ok, looking for more players. I started a fantasy football league for those of us on the blog. If anyone would like to participate, let me know.
    The live online draft is being held on Sunday, August 24, @ 5pm Hawaii/8pm Pacific time. So far participants are, Me, Pauoa Boy, Checkraze, J, Jason and either Homey or Gorg (I can’t tell by the name). We need at least 2 more people to sign up and can take up to 6 more. Email me at djmitcho at yahoo dot com if you would like to participate.

  155. Bulla August 12, 2008 12:25 pm

    a belated Happy Birthday to Margo,

    you’re a saint to put up with Rich, and we’ve voted on that also, haha

    nah, he’s a good guy, he likes standing between pride and me, he looks about 50 pounds lighter 🙂

    have a Tsaiko day

  156. djmitcho August 12, 2008 12:29 pm

    I like CB’s web site. Cool logo design. They need to make shirts with that logo!

  157. djmitcho August 12, 2008 12:30 pm

    Happy Belated Birthday to Margo!

  158. d1島: August 12, 2008 12:30 pm

    Bad news from Annapolis (unless you usually say GO ARMY!)

    Navy quarterback Kaipo-Noa Kaheaku-Enhada is out indefinitely after suffering a strained hamstring, according to the Annapolis Capital.

    Kaheaku-Enhada suffered the injury during Saturday’s scrimmage. He missed both Monday practices and coach Ken Niumatalolo wouldn’t speculate on his return.

  159. Garret August 12, 2008 12:52 pm

    Happy Belated Birthday Margo!

  160. BG August 12, 2008 12:53 pm

    Aloha Tsaiko friends!

    Post #81 A-Joe said

    Get plenny aloha roaming the bay area. =)

    Uh-huh…and “aloha”, your names are addahknowjoe and addahknowsport 😀 Way to spread that Tsaiko Aloha all ovah.

  161. Garret August 12, 2008 12:54 pm

    Good news about Blaze!

    Great to see that the JUGS machines will be used so much by the team. Bighilofan2 and the rest of the people who contributed to the repair of the machines must be so happy to see that their help has directly benefited the team!

  162. Loa August 12, 2008 12:57 pm

    afternoon gang!

    wow, colt has a nice logo

    liz – maybe gotta try tilting instead of palming?

    hey jojo – where do we sign up?

    d1 – thanks for all the gator info

  163. Stretch August 12, 2008 12:58 pm

    Good Afternoon All….

    I got the report from the morning practice from ST.

    It looks like they are still giving all QB’s equal time and is still a tight race. I am sure everyone has their favorites and just waiting to see who is right.

    To the disappointment of a few at practice, there were no “3 horns” today that signifies the Sudden Change running.

    Dan the Iceman kicked a 52 yard FG to end practice. The deal made by Mack couldn’t be heard but after the kick, everyone was chearing. I guess it meant no team running although some positions did some extra work and conditioning.

  164. A-House August 12, 2008 12:59 pm

    National Media coverage:

    National tv is saying that the vocie many heard singnig in the opening of the Olympics belonged to a 7 year old girl. she was replaced by the musical director because she was not “photogenic” enough. so they found a 9 year old to take her place and lip sing. to the media credit, they showed a picture of the adorable 7-year old in pigtails.

    Local and national media, yesterday and this morning, are reporting that one of Hillary Clinton’s key strategist recommended, and was accepted for one speech, that she attack Obama’s “AMERCIANISM AND HIS CULTURE” based on where he was born and spent his younger years growing up – Hawaii and Indonesia.

    Appears that McCain’s strategists are also asking him to start using the same issue to discredit Obama. I wonder how Gov Lingle would support this position inasmuch as she stated on tv 2 days ago that she intends to actively campaing on the mainland for McCain in the next few months.

    It appears to me that you need to be 1) white, 2) born and raised in a white neighborhood in any of the contiguous 48 states to learn the correct American culture, and 3) not spend any of your “learning years” away from the USA to be a serious candidate for President.

    All this time, I thought the only 2 requisites to run for President were 35 years or older and born a US citizen.

    In 1967, I had to priviledge of reviewing an “after-action” report of the 100th Bn rescue of the Texas Lost Battalion. The Texas National Guard Commander rushed to Bruyerres (sp?), France to thank the soldiers of the 100th. When the 100th was formed, there were less than 55 soldiers in formation, the General got really angry because he felt no respect and demanded that his Chief of Staff find the others and have the Battalion stand formation. The Chief of Staff quietly told his General, “Sir, that’s all that came back” ( an Infantry Battalion during WWII usually consisted of 600 – 750 soldiers ). The General left the area without saying a word.

    Pretty darn good for a part of the Hawaiian culture!!!

    Several years back, the Republican majoirty in Congress seriously considered changing the requirement to “add” a naturalized citizen so they could push for the govenor of California as a Presidential candidate.

  165. SteveM August 12, 2008 1:00 pm

    Note what Kelli wrote in her Campus Life blog today:

    For the latest and greatest, visit Stephen Tsai’s The Warrior Beat blog. Maybe you’ll even turn into a Tsai-ko like me.

    Indeed! …and she’s attending the Karaoke Call this Saturday …and… the Tsai-ko TV-Gate at Genji’s on the 30th…

    I hope Tsai-ko Santa has a few goodies in the Tsaiko-ware bag for her 🙂

  166. Garret August 12, 2008 1:02 pm

    I’d prefer UH schedule Pac-10 and other BCS-conference teams, but that may not be feasible to convince them to play UH now that UH can beat them. I know that many people have posted about their hopes for UH to play SMU. Looking at SMU’s schedule, they do not have an opening until 2017!

    That rules out a game at SMU for 9 years. I know that SMU could play at Aloha Stadium due to the Hawaii exception, but teams will normally just schedule those games to start the season or in the final 2 weeks of the regular season. Unfortunately, they don’t have a home opener available until 2017! And since they have a conference championship game, they aren’t really available in the last 2 weeks of the regular season. So, I guess it really isn’t feasible for UH to play SMU until at least 2017.

    It is good that the Pac-10, Big 10, and MWC do not have conference championship games, as that helps UH to schedule them late in the season. If every conference had a conference championship game, it would be much harder for UH to schedule games.

  167. homey ⓊⓈⒶ August 12, 2008 1:04 pm

    djmitcho – That would be me.

  168. djmitcho August 12, 2008 1:05 pm


  169. Garret August 12, 2008 1:06 pm


    I saw that report on the Chinese girl–the worst thing was that she and her Dad had apparently *no* idea that she would be lip-synching until 15 minutes before the Opening Ceremony! Up until then she was told that she was going to be singing…I cannot imagine the emotional letdown and turmoil that little girl went through…

  170. Rich2176 August 12, 2008 1:07 pm

    Bulla – I feel like a nutri-system success story between you two. LOL. But, your hearts weigh more than my entire body. I was thinking back to the KK in June w/ Pride & RK sitting in the booth. That was a lot of beef on that bench.

    Garret – I forwarded the Sea World info. Thanks!

  171. Loa August 12, 2008 1:09 pm

    Stretch – tell ST thanks for the report

  172. Loa August 12, 2008 1:10 pm

    Mr. A-House – thanks for sharing the 1967 event

  173. Stretch August 12, 2008 1:13 pm

    Loa – it’s a good thing he is dedicated to his job, he is able to get the info about practices everyday.

  174. homey ⓊⓈⒶ August 12, 2008 1:14 pm

    I would sign up for jojo 101 but I have a feeling that on the first day of class it will be canceled. Plus no refunds.

  175. Rich2176 August 12, 2008 1:15 pm

    A-House – Nice post. I could never be president. My dad was stationed in Germany when I was born. I was naturalized at 3 yrs when we returned to the States. Doesn’t make sense even though BOTH of my parents were born US citizens.

  176. Stretch August 12, 2008 1:17 pm

    ST – I thought you told me it was a 52 yard field goal?? I see you wrote 53 above. oh well, 52 or 53, who cares, it was good!!

  177. lab rat August 12, 2008 1:18 pm

    Just wishing Blaze a speedy recovery. How is Rocky doing?

  178. Garret August 12, 2008 1:20 pm


    I hope the info helped! We can do even better for Legoland or the San Diego Zoo or the Wild Animal Park.

  179. Garret August 12, 2008 1:21 pm

    I hope that Mouton is okay! Tendinitis doesn’t go well with his heavy workload (all 6 defensive sets, returning kicks, offense).

  180. Kazz August 12, 2008 1:23 pm

    Happy B-Day to Margo and may the blessings keep coming to your ohana!

  181. Kazz August 12, 2008 1:26 pm


    I was also worried that they may be stretching Mouton a bit too thin in a lot of areas on the field.

    The “everything” man will need to be looked out for to be truly effective for us. Especially when bumps and bruises start piling up during the season and critical players need to be healthy.

  182. Garret August 12, 2008 1:28 pm


    If Mouton was totally healthy, he is a weapon for UH on special teams on offense. However, he’s absolutely critical on D–he’s such an amazing playmaking CB…and that HAS to come before returning kicks of cameos on offense! There was a reason why the coaching staff had him stop returning kicks last season…he got a little dinged up. And that was without adding in a role on offense for Mouton.

  183. Garret August 12, 2008 1:29 pm

    “of cameos” = “or cameos”

  184. Kazz August 12, 2008 1:29 pm

    Just a thought. I realized this ONLY this past Saturday, BUT.. why don’t they erect (STOP GIGGLING!!!.. you know who you are) a net behind the goal at the practice field?

    I rarely get to see the kickers kicking in the field goal in past practices, but those footballs must take a beating after being pummled by the observation tower, the trees, and the dirt hill with rocks and roots behind the goal.

  185. Loa August 12, 2008 1:31 pm

    homey – or the teacher no show up, hehe

  186. Kazz August 12, 2008 1:32 pm


    How’s Coach Malloy doing in this area? Any reports? I saw a little of it on Saturday and it looked RAW on the punt blocking side.

    Man, I can’t wait till I go on “vacation” next week to really take in practice as much as possible.

  187. Da Punchbowl Kid August 12, 2008 1:33 pm

    Thanks for the link to Colt’s website. What a beautiful site! Perfect!

    I couldn’t agree with you more. Not to mention the way the Republicans (most of them) from Bush on down have fought furiously against Native Hawaiian recognition. The Indians can be recognized in a similar fashion, but apparently, they think Hawaiians can’t. Ironically, Hawaii stands as the antithesis of the racism and xenopohbia characterized by some of the political shibal now being used against Obama.

  188. Pride. August 12, 2008 1:51 pm

    xenopohbia? hmmm, gotta google that one.

  189. (Jesse) James August 12, 2008 1:54 pm

    Afternoon gang…hope the Warriors heal well and quickly….


  190. homey ⓊⓈⒶ August 12, 2008 1:55 pm

    DPK – Yep, similar things happen in our own backyard, especially in State Government. All things being equal, your last name or who you know is the clincher.

  191. homey ⓊⓈⒶ August 12, 2008 1:56 pm

    (J)J – did you read #118?

  192. homey ⓊⓈⒶ August 12, 2008 1:58 pm

    Pride. – yep, what the heck is xenopohbia?

  193. Da Punchbowl Kid August 12, 2008 1:59 pm

    fear of foreigners, if I’m not mistaken.

  194. homey ⓊⓈⒶ August 12, 2008 2:02 pm

    DPK – OHHH! you mean xenophobia! 😆

  195. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 12, 2008 2:04 pm

    Yep- mo bettah be sick or hurt NOW than sick or hurt on August 30!!!
    (flu or no flu!)


  196. Ralph August 12, 2008 2:08 pm

    Homey your 175 post – could be worst, not canceled and no refund, just never showed up…

  197. Ralph August 12, 2008 2:09 pm

    ST can you clarify -is wednesday the first day with full pads and 2 a days

  198. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 12, 2008 2:11 pm

    euwww. ‘Skins Jason Taylor has plantar fasciitis… owwowowow

  199. da princess' classmate August 12, 2008 2:12 pm

    nice to c sen obama paying a visit to his old hs stomping grounds. don’t think “my favorite” female punahou golfer would ever do that. neva 4get where u from bruddah–great to c

  200. homey ⓊⓈⒶ August 12, 2008 2:12 pm

    Ralph – according to the initial practice sked, Thursday is the first day of full pads. But you never know, things happen.

  201. (Jesse) James August 12, 2008 2:12 pm

    Homey – Read #118…I’ll try calling when I get to your building. I have a class there but don’t know what time it will break for lunch but will let you know….

  202. Stephen Tsai August 12, 2008 2:13 pm

    OK, back to not-so-good-news for Blaze.

  203. da princess' classmate August 12, 2008 2:14 pm

    any1 know what a sprained achilies tendon is, severity healing period or otherwise. not da same as one sprained ankle or is it??

  204. jojo ® August 12, 2008 2:15 pm

    oops, missed jojo 201, intermediate jojo. Class reschedule is pending…

  205. Da Punchbowl Kid August 12, 2008 2:19 pm

    Dadgummit! Thass bad news about Blaze.

  206. da princess' classmate August 12, 2008 2:19 pm

    any1 who was @ practice 2day, heard paipai ran w/ da 2nd team. how’d he look?

  207. da princess' classmate August 12, 2008 2:21 pm

    well w/ the news on blaze, do we permanently move Sol to da outside and move in brashton or keep Sol in da middle

    too bad 4 blaze, i know he was lookin forward to going against Tebow in da swamp

  208. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 12, 2008 2:21 pm

    BG- Thanks for the post. Some things make me go GRRRRR.

    ok. Back to Blaze and not-so-good-news… “sprained” left achilles tendon. Sounds like REST and HEALING to me.

  209. Rob25 August 12, 2008 2:21 pm

    NOOOO! We need Blaze to be healthy!

    Nice pics…new camera?

  210. chawan_cut August 12, 2008 2:23 pm

    gunfunnit…. hopefully he can rest it and then suit up for the game.

  211. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 12, 2008 2:24 pm

    The first thing doctors and therapists learn in school is the RICE formula for treating inflammation and pain. R – Rest, I – Ice, C – Compression, E – Elevation.

  212. gigi-hawaii © August 12, 2008 2:28 pm

    too bad about Blaze. First his shoulder, now this. Hope he heals before the Florida game.

  213. sjmacro August 12, 2008 2:30 pm

    Garret: second your comment #162 Just got off the phone with bhf2 wanting to get practice report. He wants me to update previous posts re: JUGS. bhf2, you da man, got the JUGS and Tsaikos rolling 😀 Pardon me if any contributors names were inadvertently missed.

    1. bighilofan2inHnl:
    August 2nd, 2008 at 6:01 am
    1. all pau.
    2. get choke Tsaikos who wen pay for fix em.
    when i go back Hilo tomorrow i going to da office and get my calendarcuz I wrote all da names ah da envelopes. it was truly a team effort, so we can all pat our backs and no we did wheeeleee guud!
    off da top of my head, an dis is not da complete list because realy off da top ah my head, hats off to:
    JaM n Brie
    AHouse, Mrs A House
    Tom Mui
    Mei Ling
    Jerry Hiatt
    sjmacro an myki
    homey, ruggo,local lurker
    an i know some odda guyz wen sen mail but i neva open em yet.
    i going make one big thank you tomorrow nite.
    WE DID IT. and COACH RON knows WE DID IT!!!
    2. bighilofan2inHnl:
    August 2nd, 2008 at 6:03 am
    see i knew i wen foget peeps.
    Liz Kauai my favorite! sorry Liz
    an i no get samoa. i stay all excited, gonna go Keehi Lagoon, watch da kids go off!
    3. bighilofan2:
    August 5th, 2008 at 9:12 pm
    the JUGS, if you sent me $$ I would be in the black. A big big hand for my friend Jerry Hiatt in Waimea. He helped us out and paid half the JUGS repair cost. So in the end my cost was kinda manini.

    Go Warriors, Go Tsaikos

  214. chawan_cut August 12, 2008 2:31 pm

    and then sack tebow over and over.

  215. d1島 August 12, 2008 2:36 pm

    IIRC (ooh, I like using that) a “sprain” means that there is torn tissue.
    In this case, torn achilles tendon tissue. Can someone with medical knowledge confirm this?
    In any case, it doesn’t sound good. 🙁

  216. sjmacro August 12, 2008 2:38 pm

    homey; the guys loading the JUGS yesterday were #37 and #84. Both Jovonte and Dustin were catching balls at ~10 to 12 yards without miss; both players have very good hands. Seems like they’ve used the machine before. Remains to be seen how well they sync up with live balls from qbs and running routes. They don’t have their helmets yet, but were intently observing the receivers doing their reps.

  217. d1島 August 12, 2008 2:39 pm

    Hope (there’s that word again, myki) that Mouton’s tendinitis isn’t a chronic thing.

  218. lab rat August 12, 2008 2:45 pm

    Oh no not the achilles tendon.

  219. sjmacro August 12, 2008 2:46 pm

    Also from yesterday’s PM practice: an hour was spent with the finer points of kickoff and punt coverage. Symonds can put it in the end zone; will help himself if he puts it out. That way he doesn’t have to worry about tackling in case of coverage breakdown. 😆

  220. (Jesse) James August 12, 2008 2:47 pm

    D1..a strain is more of a stretching of the tendon or muscle…although small tears in the tendon or muscle can also be considered a strain…depending on how severe it is. It doesn’t sound like it is a torn achilles since they are simply calling it a strain…a torn achilles would be excruciatingly painful and I would say Blaze would be out for the season if that were the case…or at least a huge chunk of it….

    In any case, a strained achilles is painful and the problem is that it needs to be rested and well healed otherwise it will be a recurring problem. However, since we use that tendon a lot (i.e. walking, this is hard to do)… Liz is right though, Blaze needs to rest it, ice it, compress it, and elevate it every chance he gets….

  221. d1島 August 12, 2008 2:48 pm

    Apparently all wasn’t as it seemed at the Olympics Opening Ceremony. Some of those fantastic fireworks weren’t actually set off live at the event.

    ‘Some footage had been produced before the opening ceremony to provide theatrical effect’, Beijing Games Executive Vice President Wang Wei told reporters.

  222. Stretch August 12, 2008 2:49 pm

    (J)J – thanks for the medical details. Maybe we should have UHFan808 lomilomi the leg.

  223. gigi-hawaii © August 12, 2008 2:50 pm

    sPrained, not sTrained

  224. Committed Road Warrior (formerly Lurker) August 12, 2008 2:51 pm

    Good afternoon/evening folks!

    Unfortunate news about Blaze. We can use him when we go to the swamp in a couple weeks, but if no can, no can. Here’s to a speedy recovery.

  225. Rob25 August 12, 2008 2:51 pm

    d1: I googled and found this

    Sprain vs. Strain

    Sprains and strains are common injuries to the musculoskeletal system. Although these two words are often used interchangeably, they are different types of injuries.

    What is a sprain?
    A sprain is an injury involving the stretching or tearing of a ligament (tissue that connects bone to bone) or a joint capsule, which help provide joint stability. A severely damaged ligament or joint capsule can cause instability in a joint. Symptoms may include pain, inflammation, and in some cases, the inability to move a limb (arm, leg, foot). Sprains occur when a joint is forced beyond its normal range of motion, such as turning or rolling your ankle.

    What is a strain?
    Strains are injuries that involve the stretching or tearing of a musculo-tendinous (muscle and tendon) structure. An acute (instant or recent) strain of the musculo-tendinous structure occurs at the junction where the muscle is becoming a tendon. These strains take place when a muscle is stretched and suddenly contracts, as with running or jumping. This type of injury is frequently seen in runners who strain their hamstrings. Many times the injury will occur suddenly while the runner is in full stride. Symptoms for an acute muscle strain may include pain, muscle spasm, loss of strength, and limited range of motion.
    Chronic (long-lasting) strains are injuries that gradually build up from overuse or repetitive stress, resulting in tendinitis (inflammation of a tendon). For example, a tennis player may get tendinitis in his or her shoulder as the result of constant stress from repeated serves.

    Severity of sprains and strains
    A physician categorizes sprains and strains according to severity. A Grade I (mild) sprain or strain involves some stretching or minor tearing of a ligament or muscle. A Grade II (moderate) sprain or strain is a ligament or muscle that is partially torn but still intact. A Grade III (severe) sprain or strain means that the ligament or muscle is completely torn, resulting in joint instability.

  226. d1島 August 12, 2008 2:52 pm


    Thanks for the 411.
    But Stephen is reporting that it is a “sprain” not a “strain” 😕

  227. Rob25 August 12, 2008 2:56 pm

    From what I read it would correctly be a strain…but then again I am not a medical professional. I am always confusing the two, also.

  228. chawan_cut August 12, 2008 2:56 pm

    oh oh stretch, you’re gonna get everyone interpreting your uhfan808’s “lomilomi” service. you know james and homey can’t help themselves when presented the opportunity to throw a joke in….

  229. d1島 August 12, 2008 2:57 pm


    Thanks for the info. 🙂

    btw, glad you back in your ‘hood!


  230. MeiLing August 12, 2008 2:57 pm

    Get well, Blaze! R-I-C-E, as Aunty Liz says. I’m sure the trainers & med. staff are going to do their best to take care of him.

    Big Mahalos to BHF2 & his friend Mr. Hiatt & all Tsaikos for fixing the JUGS equipment. The power of the 6 F’s. Thanks for the practice updates, ST.

  231. Kazz August 12, 2008 3:00 pm

    I wen strain my opu at lunch…

    I’ll take it day to day.

  232. Rob25 August 12, 2008 3:01 pm

    D1 – It’s good to be back…homey had me all over the place and you know I couldn’t turn down his challenge.

    I already started getting my liquid refreshment needs together for Sat! It will be a busy weekend for my family and then hubby leaves Tuesday.

  233. Stretch August 12, 2008 3:01 pm

    chawan – get your mind out of the gutter. Why would anyone, especially homey or James, think something like that. Now if Blaze had a groin injury…….

  234. Kazz August 12, 2008 3:05 pm

    Ok I really should glance at the top of the blog to see updates…

    And now that I did…


    This is frustrating for us to see and I can’t even begin to understand what Blaze is feeling himself.

    I know he’s PI**ED, I know he’s angry, BUT I BELIEVE HE WILL BE BACK AND ON THAT PLANE TO FLORIDA!!!!!

  235. (Jesse) James August 12, 2008 3:05 pm

    d1…Rob is right. It technically would be called a strain since it is a tendon which connects muscles to bones…a sprain is more of a joint issue with ligaments that connect bone to bone. At least that’s what I was taught in my medical education…but, hey, that was a long time ago…MWAHAHAHAHAA

  236. (Jesse) James August 12, 2008 3:08 pm

    yeah chawan…my mind is never in the gutter…I’m always clean…PLUUUUUeezzzeeee……MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    Thanks for backing me up Stretch…LMAO

  237. Maverick August 12, 2008 3:08 pm

    Need to get my mind off the Blaze ordeal. Too much stress.
    Just read the posted story on Hawaii Five-O coming back to series.

    Who would you suggest to play the characters?

  238. Manoa August 12, 2008 3:10 pm

    I am not a medical authority, but in order to coach, I have taken several courses on athletic injury and dealt with players with various injuries from sprains, to broken bones plus my own injuries which include all of those.

    The doctor and the trainer will be very careful with Blaze. Unless this is a very mild sprain (consider he had to be taken off the field in a cart and could not walk off), the recommendation for an achilles sprain would be close to full healing probably 6-8 weeks at least and maybe even longer to be really safe. Achilles tendon injuries can be become chronic and are difficult to surgically repair to allow return to 100% playing condition. A torn or ruptured achilles tendon often means the end of a player’s career.

    Hope this is a very mild case, but even so, from a long term perspective for Blaze, he won’t be back for Florida.

  239. Maverick August 12, 2008 3:10 pm

    Someone posted on the comments about Maybe Jason Scott Lee.
    He would make a good Danno, ya?

    Who could play Zulu , or if they bring back Wo Fat ?

  240. WarriorMojo August 12, 2008 3:12 pm

    HAhaha! OUt of the blkuethe font size shrinks down to .5 and everything is centered. I can’t even reead what I’m typing here so if there are any typos blame the silly HA techs.

  241. Stretch August 12, 2008 3:13 pm

    Mav – not sure who, but Bulla needs to be in the cast of the new Hawaii Five-O

  242. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 12, 2008 3:16 pm

    Ok OSU Portland pre-Gameday fans- I got the word from my daughter:
    “For a larger group, with great breakfast, on a timeframe? I think Shari’s is your best bet.
    I could be wrong, but I can’t think of anything else that is near there that is good…
    The breakfast menu is particularly good – my favorite is the corned beef benedict! you can look at the menu here:

  243. Kelli August 12, 2008 3:16 pm

    SteveM: Thanks! I might not be blogging if it weren’t for this blog host’s help, so of course, I must support The Warrior Beat and its Tsai-kos. 🙂 Plus, my school’s football team needs student support. I wasn’t pleased with classmates asking me who Colt Brennan was in the middle of the season. *sigh*

  244. Darren August 12, 2008 3:18 pm

    If it’s the tendon and/or calf muscle, then it’s a strain. If he heard a “pop”, then it’s likely a grade 2 that will probably keep him out for weeks, not days. Here’s hoping that 2.5 weeks is enough time (although unlikely). At least it’s not ruptured, cause he’d need surgery and be gone till next season.

  245. Bill August 12, 2008 3:23 pm

    Hope Blaze can make without too much pain it this season after gutting out the shoulder problem last year. It’s no wonder after seeing several news clips, #53 was going balls out & always the 1st to each touch line.

    Now with Mouton’s tendinitis, gotta agree that they need to tone done his reps & maybe just as a DB, forget all the return teams. Tendinitis does not get better without rest and the more you use it the worst it gets. My shoulder did not heal until I took 6 weeks & listened to my orthopedic, until then I kept playing, it was nagging & even the anti-inflamatories stopped being very effective.

    The Swamp going to be dangerous enough full strength and possibly without two of the best in Blaze & Ryan the day may be a lot hotter than heck.

  246. homey ⓊⓈⒶ August 12, 2008 3:27 pm

    Well If anyone needs any questions answered I can help since I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express.

    Rob888 – So all I need to bring is the mint leaves?

  247. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 12, 2008 3:30 pm

    Warriors might need to huddle into “Believe” mode. Tune in to Ke Akua and become an unbroken chain of unity. Accidents happens but many time they are “attracted” by something missing or too much of something else.

    Just a thought.

  248. WarriorMojo August 12, 2008 3:30 pm

    Okay, I’m not a doctor, but I can pretend to be one on the internet. I had serious concerns when ST said that Blaze needed an MRI scan. There is no need for an MRI unless you suspect ligament or tendon damage.

    Bluntly, an achilles tendon injury is bad news. The achilles tendon bears the burden of connecting the calf muscle to the heel bone (calcaneus). It is difficult to play with an injury to this area because any sudden explosive movement will subject the tendon to incredible force and thus the possibility of re-injury. Also, the blood supply to the heel area is poor thus healing is slow.

    I agree with Darren that it is good that the tendon is not ruptured, i.e. completely torn, because then surgery is the only remedy. The key question, though, is to what degree is it torn?

  249. homey ⓊⓈⒶ August 12, 2008 3:30 pm

    Now was Blaze wearing the new UA shoes when his injury happened?

  250. JaM August 12, 2008 3:33 pm

    Hi To All (:
    Have not caught up with the blog yet.
    In Lake Tahoe right now, will be back on the aina next week.
    Am interested in the Genji Tailgate, will confirm when I get back.
    I hope Heather McMackin’s clinic is still scheduled for the 19th.

  251. Rob25 August 12, 2008 3:41 pm

    Homey –

    I bought Bacardi gold rum, raw sugar, and both club and sparkling soda! I also got some lime juice and I even have limes from my sister’s tree, but thought we may not want to deal with the hassles. I also picked up Midori liqueur for Bulla to make me a Midori Daiquiri! I’m all good for Sat…don’t know what hubby is going to drink!

  252. WarriorMojo August 12, 2008 3:41 pm


    Leave HNL 8/25
    Arrive BWI (by way of DFW) 8/26
    Accomodations in BWI: unknown
    Highlight: 8/28 Colt vs. Jag-wires at Fedex Field.

    Leave BWI 8/29
    Arrive JAX (probably) 8/29
    Drive to Gainsville
    Accomodations in GNV: Hilton Univ. Florida
    Highlight: 8/30 Gecko stomping

    Leave GNV (by way of JAX) to IAD 8/31
    Accomodations in IAD: ?
    Leave IAD 9/1
    Arrive HNL (by way of LAX) 9/1

    Cost: AA 70,000 miles

  253. homey ⓊⓈⒶ August 12, 2008 3:46 pm

    Wow Rob50! I guess the mint leaves are the missing ingredient!

  254. Stretch August 12, 2008 3:46 pm

    August 12th, 2008 at 3:41 pm
    Homey –
    I bought Bacardi gold rum, raw sugar, and both club and sparkling soda! I also got some lime juice and I even have limes from my sister’s tree, but thought we may not want to deal with the hassles. I also picked up Midori liqueur for Bulla to make me a Midori Daiquiri! I’m all good for Sat…don’t know what hubby is going to drink! The way things are setting up, it looks like hubby will be drinking water with Koakane, someone needs to drive home safely.

  255. Bulla August 12, 2008 3:47 pm


    i do have chines blood, so i could be wo fat….maybe. i guess the role of the governor is out, he had white hair…Zulu, i was thinking of Pride maybe…you know that jovial polynesian stereortype figure…haha

    just thinking out loud, but i’d like to see Kazz and Homey as some type of criminal element

  256. Stretch August 12, 2008 3:47 pm

    Try again..

    August 12th, 2008 at 3:41 pm
    Homey –
    I bought Bacardi gold rum, raw sugar, and both club and sparkling soda! I also got some lime juice and I even have limes from my sister’s tree, but thought we may not want to deal with the hassles. I also picked up Midori liqueur for Bulla to make me a Midori Daiquiri! I’m all good for Sat…don’t know what hubby is going to drink!

    The way things are setting up, it looks like hubby will be drinking water with Koakane, someone needs to drive home safely.

  257. Kazz August 12, 2008 3:49 pm

    homey ⓊⓈⒶ:

    August 12th, 2008 at 3:30 pm
    Now was Blaze wearing the new UA shoes when his injury happened?

    Now Homey… what are you trying to imply? 😯

  258. Kazz August 12, 2008 3:51 pm


    I can portray the Yakuza member who neva make da final cut.

    But instead of da Shirasaya I only get one bolo knife.

  259. homey ⓊⓈⒶ August 12, 2008 3:52 pm

    Bulla – Yeah, we could be the Filipino mafia.

    Kazz – No implications, just writing out loud…

  260. Bulla August 12, 2008 3:52 pm


    thanks for reminding me, whew, gotta get some ingrediments for the shindig on saturday night…auryte.

    now i won’t tell anyone, but there might be a sampling of ‘bulla’s poke’ there also…DPK, that’s the fish with limu and other goodies, get your mind out of the gutter…..

    the bombers will be there also, in uniform this time, haha, you’ll love it. also they may have other memorabilia for the room to add to the festive atmosphere! haha

  261. Bulla August 12, 2008 3:54 pm


    i was thinking the same thing, but didn’t want the show to go to the dogs….arf arf :):)

  262. homey ⓊⓈⒶ August 12, 2008 3:55 pm

    Bulla – read your gmail…

    Okay, BBL…

  263. (Jesse) James August 12, 2008 3:56 pm

    Bulla…I think I’d make a good non-descript thug that hung out at those dives they always visited…or on the streets…hassling 5-0….I’m good for numerous episodes….MWAHAHAHAHHAHA

  264. Maverick August 12, 2008 4:02 pm

    Funny Bulla-
    1st guy come to my mind for Zulu was also Pride. Only know his classic looks from the pics.

    If they like do a Big island episode, I will apply for a towel boy extra.

  265. Rob25 August 12, 2008 4:14 pm


    That would be so good if he was my DD, but I will just stop drinking long enough in advance to get us home. It’s going to be his last opportunity to drink for about a year…or at least until he gets R and R, which would be some time in May or June next year.

    Poor Koakane…isn’t the bet done by then? Better invite Koamahu or Koawahine to keep him occupied.

  266. Rob25 August 12, 2008 4:16 pm

    Homey – the mint leaves are all on you!

    Bulla – Thanks for being our beverage meister!

  267. d1島: August 12, 2008 4:18 pm

    Book ’em Dan-o!

  268. d1島: August 12, 2008 4:20 pm

    So how did Steele-bow do at practice today?

  269. Collie Herb Man August 12, 2008 4:20 pm


  270. J-Dog August 12, 2008 4:22 pm

    Tyler Graunke sighting?

  271. d1島: August 12, 2008 4:24 pm


  272. whitey August 12, 2008 4:43 pm

    good afternoon tsaikos. just lurking and getting ready to try the new retaurant, Watercress, with al and duffer. don’t know what to expect and am sure chef al will have his professional critique after we eat. tonight, we never schedule a mc, cause we going there for the first time.

    coach mc is really putting the gator meat in front of the players. what an incentive to cut practice time and put the pressure on the iceman. i guess making the qb decision is not as easy as it appears, but trusting the coaches is my priority. they will make a solid decision and whomever is selected, it will always be an excellent choice. like some who have observed practice, the offense is not up to speed, so this would give them more incentive to catch up with the d.

    now, back to lurking and get ready to go into town to meet al and duffer.

  273. Bulla August 12, 2008 4:47 pm


    wow, a restaurant named after me? how lucky i am. tell al order watercress soup and jump in the bowl….instand pork watercress, no can go wrong.

    have a good meal, i’ll be at a meeting and then and then and then, ok sounding boring…. aloha

  274. Kazz August 12, 2008 4:50 pm

    So… I’ve heard (read) that Coach Gerke really let the O-Line have it today at practice which ultimately led to the guys taking it up a notch or two.

    Even Coach Smith was more animated than usual.

    Coach Gerke has no time for non-sense and hopefully it will rub off on a lot more people in the days, weeks, months, and YEARS to come.

  275. Bulla August 12, 2008 4:55 pm

    ever notice Gerke’s haircut?

    nuf sed

    from one dome to another….shmuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuud

  276. Bulla August 12, 2008 4:58 pm

    Gerke is a great O line coach. Two of his former studs at his former place of employment did very well.

    one was a 4th round pick by the Ravens, and the other lineman was the overall 2nd pick in the CFL. not too shabby for a hairless hippie

  277. Bulla August 12, 2008 5:00 pm

    no worries, we’re going to have a blast…..lips going juju like thinking of the li hing mui combination on the rim with the midori margarita….just like waiola shave ice, that fine, like adult pudding with a kick…..

    i’ll let homey sample one, for his expert review of course….haha

  278. Kazz August 12, 2008 5:03 pm


    Coach Gerke just seems like a GREAT and intense motivator (i.e. listen to me or I’ll kick your teeth in).

    Recalling my memory from spring practices and the last practice I saw in person, it seems like Smith is doing his thing and then Gerke steps in later and takes over, but in a good way.

    Again, I do not know Brian Smith’s style of coaching but he seems a bit too timid a lot of the time (same with Rolo).

    I like my coaches to be vocal, loud, demanding, and understanding.

  279. Stretch August 12, 2008 5:06 pm

    August 12th, 2008 at 4:43 pm
    good afternoon tsaikos. just lurking and getting ready to try the new retaurant, Watercress, with al and duffer. don’t know what to expect and am sure chef al will have his professional critique after we eat.

    how convinient that you choose a place so close to the darkside.

  280. Bulla August 12, 2008 5:10 pm


    Gerke is Gerke, learned his techniques coaching deaf kids, haha. know this, you will know E-X-A-C-T-L-Y what he is trying to tell you by the time he is done. it will be very clear to the dark hollows of your cranium, but i love him too.

    i think they’ll be fine, sometimes you just have to pump up the volume…hehe, so be it 🙂

  281. Esme August 12, 2008 5:14 pm

    Hey, good afternoon, gang and ST!

    Ai-yi-yi about Blaze. Praying for quick healing.

    Jantz as Tebow … that’s freaking hysterical. But will he also be taking full contact? Maybe not so funny, then.

    Belated Hippo Birdie to Margo! :mrgreen:

    And … psssst, hey, Tsaikettes: I just got clearance to go to Mrs. Mack’s football clinic next week! All this time I thought I was not going to be able to attend. I’m waaay stoked now. Are we wearing Tsaiko shirts? Meeting at a certain spot before going in? Somebody fill me in! E-mail me at enii at honoluluadvertiser dot come. Thanks muchly …

  282. whitey August 12, 2008 5:22 pm

    stretch, my son, no worry cause me, al, and duffer are conesseurs of good food and we won’t get distracted by the dark side merchants. plus we need inform bulla about the quantity of fuud.

  283. Ralph August 12, 2008 5:27 pm

    Kekaula reports Blaze will be out 6 to 8 weeks, 5 games worth

  284. Kazz August 12, 2008 5:28 pm


    As Kekoa would say, dey good keeeeds but sumtimes need to “GET DA SLIPPAH”!!!

  285. Stephen Tsai August 12, 2008 5:28 pm

    Blaze and Rocky are out for the Florida game.

  286. chawan_cut August 12, 2008 5:29 pm


  287. Kazz August 12, 2008 5:30 pm


    August 12th, 2008 at 5:27 pm
    Kekaula reports Blaze will be out 6 to 8 weeks, 5 games worth

    I’m not doubting RK, BUUUUTTTTT.. My GOD!!! MORE CONFIRMATION PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I feel sick.

    If this is true then I am sure that Blaze’s poster of Tebow is no longer up… and neither is the wall behind it.

  288. chawan_cut August 12, 2008 5:34 pm

    hopefully he can give the poster to leonard or elimimian. someone will definitely carry on the focus.

  289. Kazz August 12, 2008 5:35 pm


  290. mctruck August 12, 2008 5:35 pm


    bout the body rolls…I should have ended that question/statement with a, bwaaaahahaha!!! tisk,tisk.
    Eh, Blaze…no-mo body rolls for you brah!!!

  291. Hawaiianbod August 12, 2008 5:36 pm

    I agree with Rocky “IT SUCKS!”

  292. whitey August 12, 2008 5:37 pm

    wow, that is not very good news about Blaze. almost half the season will be over before he can play and the coaches will have to make a major decision of whether to play him or not. somewhere on Oahu, there must be a good healer who can help UH with their injured players. i have a freind here who is a bonsan/masseur and he is very good. had tennis elbow and in less than a minute, he cured it. amazing!! regular doctors will tell you to rest it for at least 2 weeks and give you some prescription. didn’t need any rest or prescription. wonder if something like this would help our players.

  293. Kazz August 12, 2008 5:38 pm


    I’m now concerned about the physical well-being of the individual who had to tell Blaze he can’t play for a while.

  294. Pauoa Boy August 12, 2008 5:39 pm

    Howzit Gang…

    Bad news for bruddah Blaze and Rocky? I not worried though as bruddah Brashton is just as good and will knock some heads for Blaze. Pray for quick healing to all our injured Warrior Boys…

  295. mctruck August 12, 2008 5:39 pm

    Did Blaze use up his red shirt year already????

  296. Kazz August 12, 2008 5:40 pm

    I don’t even want to think about this BUT…

    What are Blaze’s options for medical hardship? Should he think about it?

  297. Ralph August 12, 2008 5:40 pm

    Stretch Bulla can play the role of odd job

  298. Esme August 12, 2008 5:40 pm

    Blaze AND Rocky?!?!?!?!

    Ohhhh nooooooo … 🙁

  299. Pauoa Boy August 12, 2008 5:42 pm

    Mahalos Tombo Ahi for the link to Colt’s webpage. Pretty mean logo Colt has, obviously he knows how to represent the 808 state. I too would like to see that logo make its way on a T-Shirt that I can proudly wear. Colt is the fo shizzle!

  300. Esme August 12, 2008 5:44 pm

    BHF2 … re: HawaiiMoms. After you register, you’re supposed to go get your confirmation e-mail and click then link. THEN you can post.

    But … at 3 a.m.? What kinda shenanigans were you up to?! … 😉

  301. chawan_cut August 12, 2008 5:44 pm

    anyone have a delorean? we gotta go back in time and tell blaze not to run that drill.

  302. Hawaiianbod August 12, 2008 5:46 pm

    Howzir PB!

    What did the doc say yesterday?

  303. Pauoa Boy August 12, 2008 5:47 pm

    Blaze should sit out and get the medical hardship, fully heal his body into top shape and then come back and dominate. His loss sucks arse but I think Brashton, R.J., and the rest of the boys is just as good and can pound just as hard! Dayumit, I really was looking forward to Rocky knockin heads in the Swamp.

    Ryan Mouton – Need to take it easeh bruddah. I know Ryan is a big playmaker but we need him on “D”. Should let Mike Washington or one of the new JC guys, Jovonte or Dustin return kicks.

  304. sjmacro August 12, 2008 5:57 pm

    Kazz & Bulla thanks for the reminder, Coach Gerke gives us a daily sound “bite” from 60 yds away. E.g. today: “I didn’t give you a reason to walk.”
    From the last few days: “Your job is to hustle.”; “Don’t waste your reps.” “Don’t let me repeat myself.”
    All that is good since he is impressing, as is all the coaches, that the pace has gotta pick up, time is of the essence, they’ll be in the swamp before they know it.
    BTW Coach Miano warned dbs on the side line he would be owed 20 pushups at a time if they couldn’t repeat the coverage signal call during 11 on 11. Focus, focus since you never know how quickly you are going to be called on to perform.

  305. Shannon August 12, 2008 5:57 pm

    Auwe!!! …too bad for Blaze & Rocky… I was really looking forward to them against Florida & Oregon State… Hopefully our depth will prove true and hold up against the competition while they’re out…

    About the Medical hardship for Blaze…that MIGHT be an option…

  306. kama krab August 12, 2008 5:58 pm

    NOOO this can’t be true.

    Blaze has been doing so well with his injury problems.

    I hope that we can come back from this major injury to our linebacker core.

  307. Pauoa Boy August 12, 2008 5:59 pm

    Ope Howzit Hawaiianbod…

    Well found out I have a severe lower back strain and something is slightly out of place which the chiro torqued my back to straighten the area up a bit. Kind of scray though as I didn’t know my back could make like the cereal and Snap, Crackle, Pop. The injury is not that bad but I have to go to physical therapy and rehab for the next 3 weeks or so depending if the pain lessens or not. I get that retarded electric stimulation done too which I feel doesn’t do nothing except buzz the crap out of my back and makes it feel tighter. Plus they gave me more Vicodin and the wonderous military cure all pill, Motrin… Anyway, the doc says I should be back to normal in about a month or so with rehab. I went today and the excercises sucked arse but the chicks who were helping me out helped ease the pain 🙂

  308. djmitcho August 12, 2008 6:02 pm

    Pauoa Boy,
    I agree with you on the CB5 logo. I wrote an email to CB on his website suggesting that he put it on a shirt and sell da buggas

  309. Pauoa Boy August 12, 2008 6:04 pm

    Coach Gerke is my kind of coach…straight speed and intensity, no slacking allowed, all business and nothing personal. I hope the boys realize that they need to constantly push themselves beyond what they think they are capable of doing. The harder they work, the easier the game will be…

  310. djmitcho August 12, 2008 6:05 pm

    Blaze and Rocky out is not good news. I’m glad the D is deep this year. I know da odda guys can step up and do da job.

  311. Stephen Tsai August 12, 2008 6:06 pm

    blaze’s situation is complicated. he entered as a partial qualifier out of high school.

  312. Pauoa Boy August 12, 2008 6:09 pm

    djmitcho, howzit ha-y-n…yeah that logo is mean, wonder if he thought of that himself or had somebody hook em up? I went write him too and told him I love him, but not in the homey-ish kind of way 🙂 Anyway, if you guys dunno we get the Fantasy Football League starting and need a few more players. It is free and fun and can maybe have one prize for the winner of the league…TBD. But just email djmitcho for info, draft is in a few weeks so hurry up and join up!

  313. kama krab August 12, 2008 6:14 pm


    So does that mean he can not take a medical redshirt year?

  314. Committed Road Warrior (formerly Lurker) August 12, 2008 6:20 pm

    Unfortunate for Blaze.

    Apologies for thinking out loud:

    So what’s his situation with regards to playing time? Didn’t he use up a year of eligibility at HPU, so when he entered UH he had 4 years to play 4? Could this be one of those situations where he can get that year back if he makes enough progress towards his undergraduate degree by some arbitrary deadline?

    If the above isn’t the case, this may be of those situations where you might want to consider applying for a medical redshirt, especially if it appears he won’t be back until the second half of the season at the earliest.

    Don’t know for sure.
    Just tinking out loud. 🙂

  315. Pauoa Boy August 12, 2008 6:37 pm

    With all the injuries to our LB’s, Blaze and Adam…

    How is my boy Paipai Falemalu coming along? Somebody mentioned him getting reps with the second team D??? Sounds good to me, I think he’s going to be frikkin awesomest for our Warrior D! That would be a nice big LB core in the future… Paipai Falemalu, T.J. Alofipo, Alema Tachibana, Art Laurel, wonder if soon I can add Manti Te’o to the list…*crossing fingahs*

  316. FloridaTed August 12, 2008 6:38 pm

    Man, I’m heart sick for Blaze. He worked so hard and after last year, now this. Rocky’s injury sucks too. How long is he out?

    The team will be o.k., but I feel lousy for all these guys. What a tough sport.

  317. Pauoa Boy August 12, 2008 6:40 pm

    FloridaTed – Rocky 4-6 weeks per ST

  318. Kazz August 12, 2008 6:40 pm

    Committed Road Warrior,

    Interesting info there. I guess this is where the fine print in the NCAA rule book needs to be examined.

    I hope Blaze will think about seeking medical hardship as it seems the second he is ready to go, something else happens.

    Maybe a season off will do the trick?

  319. jm2375 August 12, 2008 6:59 pm

    Good evening Tsaikos!

    Man, I was looking forward to seeing Blaze kick some Tebow and Gator arse. To all the gimpy Warriors, listen to da docs and trainers, don’t be too impatient.

    BTW – US vs Australia (former Wahines on team IIRC) on CNBC.

    Anyone go on the tour of the new dorms today?

    Waaaaay off topic – CVS bought Longs Drugs. Maybe now they’ll make changes in the workflow and it won’t take 2 hours for them to fill a prescription. 😡 I stopped getting my drugs at Longs after that. Sam’s and Walgreens and in a pinch, Safeway.

  320. Garret August 12, 2008 6:59 pm

    Horrible news about Blaze and Rocky! They have worked so hard and have been looking forward to the Florida game all offseason…I can’t imagine how they feel right now. Such a shame…but we know that they will work hard to get back into playing form as soon as possible. At some point the redshirt option needs to be explored if necessary, but at this point in time I’m sure that they are focused on getting back earlier than what the estimates say and playing this season.

    It is a good thing that the Warriors have depth on D. The bad thing is that they were planning to rotate a lot of players due to the heat and humidity in Florida and now the depth (especially for players with experience) is reduced.

  321. Garret August 12, 2008 7:02 pm

    Article about UH’s increased travel costs.

    Clapp said Hawaii’s athletic travel budget, at $2.75 million last year, is expected to increase to $3.2 million this year. That accounts for 10.75 percent of Hawaii’s athletic budget.

    “Like anything else, it’s a challenge,” Clapp said. “We’ve always been aware with the cost of travel. Right now, there’s a heightened awareness. Our coaches and administrators are trying to be creative.”

    Clapp said the school is trying to offset some of the costs with increased ticket sales and increases in the value of radio and television rights. Hawaii also faces substantial travel costs in recruiting, because many of its athletes come on visits from the mainland.

  322. Garret August 12, 2008 7:05 pm

    Now for some good news. Note from Miami’s practice today.

    Davone Bess made a couple of nice catches during the afternoon practice. After one along the sideline Bill Parcells stopped him and showed the proper way to give a cornerback a stiff arm after the catch.

    The coaches are clearly investing in Bess, who I think is a safe bet to make the 53-man roster unless some receiver that’s really talented hits the waiver wire. But I think Bess is really talented too. One one play during the two-minute drill he caught a pass in-between Nathan Jones and Chris Crocker that got them called to the teachers desk, as Todd Bowles was instructing them how to play the shifty receiver who is effective at finding open zones.

  323. Garret August 12, 2008 7:07 pm

    Miami had their 1-on-1 DL/OL drill today. Looks like Samson went 2-for-2 today!

    Samson Satele stands up (completely stops) Paul Soliai

    Satele stands up Toribio with little difficulty.

  324. Garret August 12, 2008 7:11 pm

    WR Ernest Wilford, who was initially signed this offseason to be a starter, keeps falling down the depth chart. Last week Derek Hagan unseated him for a starting spot. This week it appears undrafted rookie receiver Davone Bess wrestled away the slot receiver role.

  325. Pomai August 12, 2008 7:19 pm

    Tsaikos – I have just been in contact with rainbowcliff, someone hacked his hotmail account and has been sending out a scam email to all in his address book, he is very embarrassed about it, but I told him not to be that we all know him better than that.

    Also more important is that his son is very sick and this has taken a toll on him, I would like to ask everyone to keep Cliff and his family in your prayers. Between his son, work and now the email thing he is feeling really down at the momment, so just lift him up, one of ours needs our support.

  326. Garret August 12, 2008 7:25 pm

    Davone Bess went undrafted in April after leaving Hawaii a year early, and he is listed sixth on the Dolphins’ receiver depth chart. But Bess has been catching passes all over the place the past two days and seems to be developing a nice rapport with new quarterback Chad Pennington. Quick slants, deep outs, bombs over the middle – Bess is catching them all. He set school and WAC records with 293 career receptions in just three years at Hawaii and is making a case to earn one of the final receiver spots over David Kircus and Jayson Foster.

  327. Garret August 12, 2008 7:28 pm

    More notes from Miami’s practice.

    Pennington hits Davone Bess on an out pattern. Nice catch by Bess on a low throw.

    Pennington is good, not great, in this drill. He hits Wilford on a slant, Bess on an out pattern, throws out of the end zone to Camarillo, hits David Martin on a drag and throws too far to Ricky on a wheel route.

  328. FloridaTed August 12, 2008 7:31 pm

    Raibow Cliff,

    Now is the time to call on your strong faith, these are just tests you’ll pass. Remember Jobe and he was God’s favorite. Please keep us updated on the well being of your son.

  329. Garret August 12, 2008 7:32 pm


    I’m sad to hear that Cliff’s son hasn’t gotten better. I left a voicemail for him yesterday about how his e-mail account was hacked and I’m glad that you reached him so that he for sure knows now. I posted on the blog last night about how the e-mails were faked, but it is good you posted that also today since lots of people could have missed that note.

    With everything going on right now, I really feel badly for Cliff.

  330. Hawaiianbod August 12, 2008 7:36 pm

    Prayers for brother Rainbow Cliff and son. God Bless!

  331. d1島: August 12, 2008 7:54 pm

    Sad to hear about Rainbow Cliff’s troubles. Prayers go out to him and his family.

  332. gigi-hawaii © August 12, 2008 7:55 pm

    Best wishes to Rainbow Cliff! Prayers for your son.

  333. d1島: August 12, 2008 7:59 pm

    Maybe San Jose St., Idaho and NaMaSu officials can solve their attendance problems the way the Chinese have at the Olympics.
    After reporting sell-outs at every event two weeks ago, Chinese officials had to react to the concerns of Olympics officials that many events were being telecast with empty seats.

    To remedy the problem, officials are calling on teams of state-trained “cheer squads” identifiable by their bright yellow T-shirts to help fill the empty seats and improve the atmosphere.

  334. jm2375 August 12, 2008 8:13 pm

    Best wishes to the Sanchez ohana.

  335. H20 August 12, 2008 8:18 pm

    Wasn’t there something just last year about UH not releasing injury news till they knew what they had or something like that? Soares’ injury has changed more times than the uniforms.

    Too bad for them though, I wish them a speedy recovery

  336. Stephen Tsai August 12, 2008 8:20 pm

    Indeed, Cliff Sanchez is a great guy who always puts others first.

  337. chawan_cut August 12, 2008 8:54 pm

    news from tonight

  338. cavewarrior August 12, 2008 8:55 pm

    Hi all…wishing the healing ones a speed recovery…now, are posts no longer possible from Treo’s anymore???(See 61 Liz)…what did I miss?
    GO Warriors !!!

  339. chawan_cut August 12, 2008 9:01 pm

    and to lighten the mood, in the spirit of the Olympics and martial arts.
    Presenting hidden hit of the 80s….


  340. Kama Krab August 12, 2008 9:05 pm

    My prayers go out to all of our injured warriors. Also prayers go out to RainbowCliff. May the grace of God be with all.

  341. Kekoa August 12, 2008 9:06 pm

    Just wanted to jump in and remind folks of the reason I had to cancel the Pau Hana Cattle Call & Golf Outing for R/C Sanchez. He had to turn down his invitation to the UH Letter Winners Banquet and Fundraiser scheduled for the 30th of this month because of the unfortunate turn of events in his son’s on going medical problem.

    Please remember that this is the man who has represented the UH Warrior Spirit for well over 20 years. Looking at all that he has achieved and established for the youth of the toughest neighborhood in Los Angles is a true testimonial to his drive for excellence. His compassion for his fellow Tsai-ko’s is what makes me proud to call him my friend. Please keep him and his family in your prayers.

    Malama Pono,

  342. Kekoa August 12, 2008 9:09 pm

    Howzit it Kama Krab! Hope you still getting your ‘reps’ taking that baby boy out for his daily dozen and wind sprints. Hehehe…

  343. Garret August 12, 2008 9:20 pm

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

    Fiber optic cable between Hawaii and American Samoa was approved.

  344. Garret August 12, 2008 9:21 pm

    The FBI apologized to the Washington Post and NY Times for illegally obtaining their reporter’s phone records.

  345. Garret August 12, 2008 9:21 pm

    Article about how four countries will be battling over the Artic. The trade routes and oil rights alone will be worth billions to the country that wins out.

  346. Garret August 12, 2008 9:22 pm

    Ikea will be offering pay-as-you-go cell phone service to its employees and members of its loyalty program.

  347. Garret August 12, 2008 9:22 pm

    I’m seriously thinking that the Civic GX (the one that runs on natural gas) might be the next car I buy…it sounds so green and makes sense financially! It would be great to fill the car up at home!

  348. BG August 12, 2008 9:22 pm

    Know that we love you, Rainbow Cliff…and we are saying prayers for your son.

  349. Garret August 12, 2008 9:22 pm

    Free play links pau.

  350. SteveM August 12, 2008 9:26 pm

    😆 😀 😆
    Saturday – August 16, 2008
    Krazy Karaoke 8:00 PM – 12:00 midnight (minimum)

    The large room at the Young Street Krazy Karaoke holds at least 55 persons. STRETCH has made the reservation and put down the deposits.

    Same arrangement as last April 19’s Krazy Karaoke Call

    • bring your own drinks (this room has a lot more cooler space)
    • bring snacks and pupu’s (optional)
    • $15 per person to cover room rental/karaoke
    • pay Stretch or designee at the door that night

    Current RSVP Count = 48

    RSVP on blog or email SteveM — stevem.hnl (at)
    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
    Updates will be posted in the Events Calendar section
    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

    I will be listing the meal/pupu/goody potluck items that attendees might voluntarily bring to the Karaoke Call so everyone can see the overall “menu”. Not everyone should bring food, otherwise we will have too much–so don’t feel you must bring something.

    Please email me with your tentative food item or speciality dish (hint, hint). I will list it in the Events calendar section above.

  351. SteveM August 12, 2008 9:27 pm

    Tsai-ko Notes for Saturday Karaoke Call
    Parking should not be a problem with the large parking lots.
    The large (green) room has a lot of space but ice chest “pooling” recommended.
    We may enter the room at around 7:45 PM
    Mrs. Bulla and d1shima will be entering songs into the system per my request. We will have colored paper slips for writing song requests. Turn in song requests to Mrs. Bulla or d1shima
    Mrs. Bulla and the Jager Bombers will set in the front half of room for song input –also the Bomber table. All Tsai-kettes invited to stop by 🙂
    Bulla is setting up and tending a speciality drinks bar with assistance from Rob25 and homey and has requested a back corner.
    WreckinEyez is rumored to have something interesting to set up in the other back corner…
    Attempts to gather a food list has largely failed so far, but only 1 bunch of watercress allowed! Go ahead and bring your food/pupus..we’ll probably go to 1:00 AM and need the midnight fuud.
    Standby for a possible semi-organized singing program at around 10:30 PM. Maybe. Solos, duets, small group, etc. — maybe. Did I say “maybe”? Maybe Koakane co-hosts?

  352. bighilofan2 August 12, 2008 9:28 pm

    Rainbow Cliff

    hello from Hilo my friend. my best wishes to your son. I will pray for you and him tonite, and wish you as much great wishes as you have wished upon all you have come in contact with in your lifetime. God bless you and your family. Peace my brother Rainbow.

  353. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 12, 2008 9:29 pm

    cavewarrior- It may just be me being lame with my treo – like being too impatient for the blog to load fully. In any case, I cannot get it to send more than one message before it poops out and ges to when I try to post.
    When I hit the Search key, it goes to the homepage of the warrior beat.
    So I went down to the ATT store and ordered an iPhone. It MAY get here before I leave for FLA. or it MAY NOT…. sheesh.

  354. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 12, 2008 9:33 pm

    Time to huddle with KeAkua and ask to be shown the way… Ke Ala Pono … and be content with the results. No matter what, who, how, even if we cannot see why things happen… we are all in His hands and are blessed to be in such loving company.


  355. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 12, 2008 9:35 pm

    Rainbow Cliff- the love and joy that you shower so meaningfully and selflessly on everyone is streaming back to you and your family 10-fold.
    God Bless You!

  356. bighilofan2 August 12, 2008 9:43 pm

    Okay Warriors,

    time to stop feeling the pitty pitty, owee owee,
    Florida don’t care, da Pouncey twins 300#+ each don’t care,
    Urban don’t care, for sure da Swamp peeps don’t care

    suck it up bradda Warriors, suk it up!

    Go Warriors. Go Fo Broke!

  357. bighilofan2 August 12, 2008 9:48 pm


    Now is your time, sir. Its your job to train Brian right.
    Its your job because it is your job! Now go, soldier.

    Go Gerke. Go Warriors!. Hydrate. Hydrate. Hydrate.

  358. Stretch August 12, 2008 9:51 pm

    Bad news about Blaze and Rocky. It’s a good thing we have solid backups who can step up and take their place while they heal.

  359. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 12, 2008 10:30 pm

    Nitey Nite- sweet dreams and healing to all!

  360. Jason August 12, 2008 10:34 pm

    Wow, that really sucks about Blaze and Rocky. Awkward, how the first hundred-or-so posts are, “Hey, good thing Blaze’s injury isn’t that bad.” But once the final diagnosis hit …

    But of course, all of this pales in comparison to the concerns we all share for Cliff and his family. You have my prayers as well, my friend.

    * * *

    In other news, were there any Tsaikos at Hawaiian Brian’s tonight? I was there with friends, and when we were leaving, I saw a truck with both Tsaiko and upside-down UA stickers. I’m terrible at recognizing peoples’ vehicles, so I don’t know who it was. Whomever it was that was there, I wish I knew earlier, I would have said Hi.

  361. gigi-hawaii © August 12, 2008 10:41 pm

    Jason played billiards at Hawaiian Brian’s? Nice change of pace.

  362. Da Punchbowl Kid August 12, 2008 10:46 pm

    Prayers for you Brother Cliff. May God be with you, your family and your son. We all pray for healing and restoration by the power and grace of the Almighty. We stand with you at this time, dear brother.

  363. gigi-hawaii © August 12, 2008 10:48 pm

    Interesting what Heather McMackin had to say yesterday on Esme’s blog about Game Day in her household. She does not cook all day. And she finds it stressful even though it should affect only her husband, since he is the coach. Everything is geared around Game Day.

  364. gigi-hawaii © August 12, 2008 10:51 pm

    But I sort of know what she means. When hubby was going thru negotiations about a big pay cut 7-8 years ago, we both suffered. It was awful watching him being stressed out during a process that lasted a week. Hope we never go thru that again.

  365. gigi-hawaii © August 12, 2008 10:57 pm

    What will happen to cartoonist Dick Adair, since he has been fired by the Advertiser? The other paper already has a local cartoonist and so does Midweek.

    He lives in my sister-in-law’s building near Punahou.

  366. Esme August 12, 2008 11:08 pm

    I just read the note about Cliff. Oh, man!

    Cliff, lifting up you and your son and all your ohana in prayer. … Please hang in there …

  367. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 12, 2008 11:10 pm

    Ex-UH athletic director Frazier hired at Temple

    Advertiser Staff

    Former University of Hawaii athletic director Herman Frazier, who was fired by the school in January, has been named the associate athletic director for sports administration at Temple University, the Philadelphia Daily News reported on the Web last night.

    Frazier was fired a day after football coach June Jones left UH to accept the head coaching job at Southern Methodist. A 1972 graduate of Germantown High School in Philadelphia, Frazier succeeds Joe Giunta, who left to become director of athletics at Cabrini College.

  368. gigi-hawaii © August 12, 2008 11:14 pm

    hmmm I thought ST said that HF had bought a house in Arizona. Strange that he’d find a job in Philly. Oh well, best of luck to him.

  369. Koauka August 12, 2008 11:41 pm

    This is too funny. I’m glad the former University of Hawaii Athletic Director has a “friend” in need.

    Should we start a e-mail campaign to the Temple Athletic Department?

    Still it bothers me, the former AD still passes his persona as a administrator?

    But, like they say, “its not what you know, its WHO you know!”

  370. Koauka August 12, 2008 11:46 pm

    The general release from the Temple University Athletic Department.

    Great “spin” for the delusional one.

  371. Kekoa August 12, 2008 11:51 pm


  372. Koauka August 12, 2008 11:53 pm

    Cliff, best wishes and god’s speed to your ohana.

    Got your family’s back.

  373. NYUH August 13, 2008 12:33 am

    Good luck to Frazier who fumbled the ball forward to a BCS game.

  374. Pomai August 13, 2008 1:35 am

    Well the second annual TSAI-KOS pik’s begin, first up is da geko’s
    in da swamp. If get an X by your nane that means you need to change your pik
    7    – 21    Hoohiki
    10    – 7    99club
    17    – 59    Calvin from Kona
    17    – 14    UKU@LA
    20    – 17    Hawaiianbod
    21    – 17    Ralph
    21    – 10    tom mui
    21    – 14    stacyj
    24    – 20    Esme:
    24    – 17    bighilofan2
    24    – 21    Pocho
    28    – 21    Da Punchbowl Kid
    28    – 27    LizKauai
    28    – 24    Kekoa
    29    – 24    A-House
    30    – 28    Unkanesson
    31    – 28    islandballerz
    31    – 27    FloridaTed
    31    – 17    Pomai
    31    – 21    las vegas
    33    – 31    BG
    33    – 30    koakane
    34    – 24    Pauoa Boy
    35    – 38    jm2375
    35    – 34    James
    35    – 28    HiFlyer
    35    – 24    curveball
    35    – 32    longdistance808
    35    – 31    Merv
    37    – 34    Koauka
    38    – 35    702WarriorNation
    41    – 40    UHfan808
    41    – 35    al
    41    – 38    Jack Flash
    42    – 35    MasaBoy
    44    – 38    d1shima
    45    – 35    Ronnie
    49    – 35    TChahng
    58    – 48    Pride
    63    – 12    homey
    63    – 49    Glenn

  375. Pomai August 13, 2008 2:30 am

    ST check your email!!

  376. bighilofan2 August 13, 2008 3:19 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.


    I’m doing that 3 am thing again. 😀

    17 days 3 hours and 16 minutes and and and…..

    Go Warriors!!!

  377. bighilofan2 August 13, 2008 3:53 am

    Mr. Okasaki, UH physical therapy….

    Earlier this year I mentioned seeing some kettlebell video, about a guy who got hurt and wasn’t supposed to compete, and he went thru a kettlebell rehab… i forget the name of the video, gotta wait for daylight so i can call some grandkids to remind me… anyway, gotta recall dat video and call up Okasaki at UH physical rehab… maybe Blaze, Rocky can speed up rehab… if can, can, if no can no can…. 🙁 gotta keep workin though, focused on da prize, let da odda braddaz carry da ball

    that video was very inspirational… and had proof of results…..

  378. Joel August 13, 2008 4:28 am


    That is fantastic you will be making the trip to Gainesville. You and the Hawaii contingent well have a grand time. If I can help in anyway, just post.

    Football fans,

    Go to for more info about the Florida Gators.

  379. Loa August 13, 2008 5:15 am

    Cliff – my thoughts and prayers for your son and ohana

  380. MeiLing August 13, 2008 5:17 am

    Rainbow Cliff,

    Prayers out for your son & your family. Hope he gets well soon.

  381. bighilofan2 August 13, 2008 5:22 am


    howzit. hope to see you in 17 days. Planning b’fast wit LizK in Gainesville b4 the game, maybe Mojo/others join us. don’t know where yet, any suggestions, say 9:30 am? i’m lookin for a banana foster myself. 😀 sometin I can squish…. 😀 gotta check with AHouse, Mrs. House and Midori7, see what time their bus coming up from Orlando. I’ll be at da 8/29 Orlando Cattle Call too and drivin up da next morning.


  382. d1島 August 13, 2008 5:22 am

    Great Morning All.

    First day of full pads! C’mon Warriors, 17 days to get it all together.

    I wonder if Mac announces the starting QB before practice or after?
    I’m thinking it’ll be a Great choice and things will really start to Fly; but we’ll see…

    Have a great day erryboddy!

  383. Loa August 13, 2008 5:25 am

    morning gang!

    auwe for Blaze and Rocky, take care of those injuries and come back with a vengeance, no worries, your braddahs got your back

    Whitey – re # 293, tell your friend get some boys in Manoa that can use his magic

    everyone have a safe and happy day!

  384. Stretch August 13, 2008 5:27 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    I look forward to the update from ST on this morning’s practice. I wonder when the “winner” of the QB lottery will be announced??

  385. bighilofan2 August 13, 2008 5:27 am

    Rainbow Cliff,

    Good morning dear friend. May God’s Grace be upon you
    and your family today!

  386. bighilofan2 August 13, 2008 5:40 am


    Wake up gangies… rise and shine…

    gotta work gotta work. hydrate hydrate

    really good reading Ferd’s article on Alexander this morning. Da young man is super intense, could see that in his eyes week before last… no foolin around.

    so if he beats out Funaki, it’ll have to be on accuracy because the word is Inoke has been the absolute stud in the gassers….

    but accuracy and all dat don’t mean squat if da oline cannot hold long enuff fo King Alexander an da receivers don’t have time to develop da routes….

    das why i’m tinkin dis waiting an extra day is a bunch a hooey.. coach no like signal Fla wat he get up his sleeve, I thinkin ball control, sometimes, I thinkin passin sometimes, I thinkin 2 QBs for Fla…. i no kea wat he said b4, Coach Mack get da shifty eyez. 😀

    boy, all dis JV coachin is goin to my head…. 😀 😆

    ok, who like bet? double down…. Inoke and Alexander both play at Florida, Inoke starts…

    😀 😎

  387. Joel August 13, 2008 5:43 am


    Nice to meet you.

    All the breakfast places in Gainesville will be packed Saturday morning, there will be one hundred thousand people in town for the game. If you do decide to get breakfast at 9:30am, then visit Pita Pit across the street from the stadium for a breakfast pita. It’s a national franchise but the Florida college kids love it. It’s fast, good, and reasonably priced. If you can wait till about 10:30am, then visit the Copper Monkey located upstairs from the Pita Pit. The Copper Monkey is the place to go before, during, and after the game. The Copper Monkey has the best burgers and drinks in town. The place will be packed so get there early and relax before the game. Tell management Joel sent you.

  388. MeiLing August 13, 2008 5:47 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    BHF2: I can see both Inoke & Brent in the game at FL. Depth at QB; we got it. I’ll have to figure out where to watch the game. I might have my TV sold by then. oh well…

  389. bighilofan2 August 13, 2008 5:47 am

    Chawan cut

    I’d know da perfek line fo use to “brake da ice” at practice.

    Hay, check out da JUGS. :mrgreen:
    rememba, no lose eye contak. 😎

  390. Hawaiianbod August 13, 2008 6:17 am

    🙂 Good Morning Tsaikos! 🙂 Happy HUMP Day!! 🙂

    17 days and counting……….to kick some gay-tor ARSE!!!

    Funaki or Alexander? Both will REPRESENT the Warrior Nation well.

    OMG!!! re HF: Temple University=BWHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!
    I guess the old adage is true: A sucker is born every minute.

    Have a Great Day Everyone!!!

  391. Koakane (Iphone) August 13, 2008 6:18 am

    good morning tsaiko country

    couple days till kcall this sat looking like going be a blast

    homey, wafan, hawaiianbod will email you with details for Saturday

    bummers about Blaze and Rocky rest up boys get ready to battle another day

    Rainbow Cliff my prayers for your son

    have a good day everyone, play nice, Esme out whoooosh

  392. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 13, 2008 6:20 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    What da heck is all day clanging????

    oh. bhf2 (rolls over and goes back to sleep)…

  393. bighilofan2 August 13, 2008 6:21 am

    What a way to start a beautiful day in Hawaii nei.

    Anh den, I read dis morning’s Hilo paper tellin dat Cokie Roberts, ABC News, described Obama’s vacation in Hawaii (where his grandma lives) this way: it “has the look of him going off to some foreign exotic place.”

    So braddaz, we gotta go Florida an make tings right, show em some exotic kine cracks… Grrrr….. 👿

  394. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 13, 2008 6:29 am

    Hui hui Kalo, Hui hui e!
    Hui hui Kalo, Hui hui e!
    Hui hui Kalo, Hui hui e!

    The new war cry for the Warriors fan (remember, Kekoa?)

    Hi Joel!
    Thanks for the advice!

    We hope to have breakfast with other resident Warrior fans at a private home. By the time we get close to the stadium, we’ll be ready for Second Breakfast!

    How about the Stadium itself- do they have concessions?

    Aloha and HI HO!

  395. bighilofan2 August 13, 2008 6:43 am


    good morning. no roll over… 😀
    can’t help it. i’m like whitey… 😀 😀
    akchally, I think I’m more like Koakane… 😀 😀 😀


    good morning bestestest friend in da whole world. i cannot go Karaoke wit you guyz dis weekend, so i going miss out on da stickaz, BUTTTT….
    ahem, Bobby Gomes 😀 would tell his son to benn ova backwards to make Bradda Hilo da sticka distributah :D.

    name droppa eh me 😀 😆 hope you n da misses had fun ova dayah.

  396. Joel August 13, 2008 6:47 am

    Greetings LizKauai,

    The stadium sells hot dogs, pizza, bbq sandwiches, and the like. The real issue is the cost, they sell at or above five dollars each. I am sure it is the same at the Aloha Stadium. So if you don’t mind the prices and long lines, the Swamp has much to offer.

    You mention there are other Gainesville residents from Hawaii? I have live here for awhile and have not met anyone. It would be great to meet them.

  397. Kekoa August 13, 2008 6:51 am

    Good Morning Tsaiko Ohana ~ I was sleeping so soundly until I heard all dis noise coming in from da big isle. All da BANGING & CLANGING was so typical of just one trouble maykah Hawaiian from Hilo.

    Only way to shut bhf2 down is to drown da gay-tors in da Swamp! Den he goin’ be happy. He like da Warriors choose up sides today, figga out who goin’ be QB, who goin’ be Oline and proteck his QB. Wit Blaze & Rocky out, mebbe da injury bug can be exterminated by staying in top condition and mo focused on da task at hand.

    Dey goin be in full armament too, so dat going add more fuel to da fire. Cannot play wit reckless abandon, gotta play smaht! Crisp blockin’ and clean text book tackles. No make Portagee Supahman! FOCUS! CONCENTRATE! KEEP HEAD ON SWIVEL! and HYDRATE!
    (not you Koakane, you stay on da wagon braddah, you doin’ good!)


  398. bighilofan2 August 13, 2008 6:54 am


    I’ll have my cel phone on wen in Fla. 937-8546. we go hook up 8/39. you already got tix for da game?

  399. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 13, 2008 6:56 am

    “# Colt Brennan may have driven the offense to a touchdown in a two-minute drill, threading a pass to James Thrash in the back of the endzone as time ran out, but the defensive players argued that rookie Rob Jackson would’ve had Brennan sacked if he had been allowed to touch the QB. For what it’s worth, I tend to agree with the defense on this one. Still a nice throw and catch by Brennan and Thrash, though.
    # And, much to my joy, we saw the return of “people throwing things at the quarterbacks” — in this case, the drill designed to teach the QBs how to get hit. “When you know you’re going to get hit,” Coach Zorn explained on the field, “you lose concentration, and you start going back tentatively.” Then they all threw pads at each other. “

  400. bighilofan2 August 13, 2008 6:58 am

    uhhhh…. bradda Koakane on da wagon????

    i change my mind…. i not like Koakane. only in a previous life.. 😀
    and once in awhile wen i figah i gotta change my wayz 😀 😀

  401. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 13, 2008 7:10 am

    Joel- email me. lizkauai at gmail dot com.

  402. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 13, 2008 7:12 am

    bhf2 – re #399… mebbe da wagon is not such a bad place! :mrgreen:

    Check out my new blog entry- get one wagon dere 😆

  403. d1島 August 13, 2008 7:22 am

    The Geckos had a scrimmage today.
    Closed practice means no direct reporting; just notes from the press conference after.
    Some roster shifting to fill in the DB’s

    Redshirt freshman Justin Williams’s two interceptions during the scrimmage couldn’t have been more timely. The guy just switched from wide receiver days ago and makes two huge plays. Looks like he could be in the mix with Will Hill and Ahmad Black at SS. “Good things happen to good people,” Meyer said about Williams

  404. d1島 August 13, 2008 7:24 am

    It doesn’t sound like those pics were off Tebow as they continue to figure out who will be the #2 QB

    Tim Tebow only handled the two-minute drill while Cam Newton and John Brantley took most of the QB snaps. The battle for No. 2 continues. The two will break up into scout teams in the afternoon. They were “sporatic, but very good players” during the scrimmage, said Meyer, who hinted that he wants to play Newton in running situations regardless. As long as Newton can be confident when he enters the game, don’t be surprised to see a lot of the Tebow-Newton combination a la Leak-Tebow in 2006, only UF will have two effective QB runners instead of one. Brantley was startled early but was “real good…once you shake the cobwebs out.” Don’t expect an official No. 2 until they jog out of the Swamp tunnel on Aug. 30.

  405. d1島 August 13, 2008 7:26 am

    Chris Rainey is back after a minor (if there is such a thing) groin injury.
    Emmanuel Moody is dinged up.

    Brandon James was all over the field, apparently. He won the two-minute drill at receiver, Meyer said. In other hybrid-and-ridiculously-fast-player news, RB Chris Rainey is now full speed after that groin injury and RB Emmanuel Moody went light on Tuesday with a thigh contusion.

  406. d1島 August 13, 2008 7:29 am

    And the other #8 seems to be making good progress. Hope the Warriors are able to contain both of them on Aug. 30.

    Patchan and Hunter are “getting close” to full speed, Meyer said. There’s no way Hunter doesn’t play significant snaps this year. In other D-Line news, Strong said Carlos Dunlap is the starter right now in front of Justin Trattou.

  407. Da Punchbowl Kid August 13, 2008 7:32 am

    You must get plenny worms cuz you always such da early bird. Do you always wake up in da 3:30 dark time? Mus’ be you da guy who lasso da sun, huki da buggah in da east an pull ’em over da sky each day! 😆

  408. d1島 August 13, 2008 7:32 am

    The OC is earning his keep with all the injuries that have him shuffling things around. They seem to still be hanging on Percy Harvin making a comeback by game time.

    And now a quote from Offensive Coordinator Dan Mullen about the progression of his offense without Percy Harvin (heel), Cornelius Ingram (torn ACL) and Louis Murphy (ankle). He’s got a tough job right now: “We better get there. There’s a commitment, there’s a focus…”(Percy’s) walking through things. When he’s healthy, he’ll be going. I know he runs fast. I don’t need to see him do that…If he doesn’t feel right, there’s no need for him to push it because we know what he can do.”

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  412. Da Punchbowl Kid August 13, 2008 7:43 am

    Good morning erry one. I guess da chikkins in Hilo must wake up with BHF2, not the other way around… BTW way BHF2, if you’re ever in Panaewa, stop by da homestead and tell my sis Nalani dat I said it’s ok if you want to pet my mini-horse Comanche. No sked. Da buggah no bite. He live wit her because no can fit me, da Sweety and one mini-horse here in a one bedroom apahtment on da slopes of Punchbowl. 😆

  413. Bulla August 13, 2008 7:44 am

    Rainbow Cliff,

    my prayers to you and your ohana. even in the most challenging times of my life when i would be confused and question everything around me, i have learned that is when i hold onto my faith and to look up and say, ‘…no, i will not let go…’

    i pray for you, your son, and your entire ohana my brother….

  414. Bulla August 13, 2008 7:47 am


    you call your ‘horse’ Comanche now? interesting my friend…..

    have a good day, wish i had a name for my horsey…..all the playground nicknames come to mind, like, ‘stubby, shorty, husky, huh, manini,’.

    but Comanche, now that is a studly name. power to DPK…..

  415. Stretch August 13, 2008 7:48 am

    Bulla – at least your horsey is not nicknamed “cute”

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  417. Maverick August 13, 2008 8:00 am

    Morning gang-

    I think I know that horse DPK, as my drive into Hilo always routes through Panaewa. Kahoaopea St. I believe. That’s your sis?

    Keeping your Comanche corralled could be hazardous to your health ( and his) :>

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