Maiava agrees to 4-year deal


Baldwin High graduate Kaluka Maiava and the Cleveland Browns agreed to terms on a four-year contract worth just under $2.3 million, an NFL source said.
His agent, Kenny Zuckerman of Priority Sports, could not be reached for comment.

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Mom and brother were not so happy when wideout Billy Ray Stutzmann received a tribal tattoo that covered his left shoulder and the left side of his chest. That tattoo was completed last week. But nobody minded the tattoo he received in January. It reads: Sacrifice. “It took a lot of sacrifice to be at UH and on the football field,” Stutzmann explained.




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Here’s quarterback Corey Nielsen and American Idol’s Randy Jackson, who is producing Boyz II Men’s next CD:


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Happy birthday to the lovely Myki. Here’s a picture of Myki, SJmacro and a very famous tree:



  1. Garret July 13, 2009 10:33 am

    I can’t wait to see Billy Ray on the field!

  2. Garret July 13, 2009 10:33 am


    I hope traffic court went well.

  3. Garret July 13, 2009 10:34 am

    This article mentions David Veikune.

    Linebackers – This is another position where with and injury or two we could see a whole lot of rookie football this season. David Veikune and Kaluka Maiava could both find their way to the field this year in meaningful situations.

  4. Garret July 13, 2009 10:36 am

    Feature article on Jesse Williams. He turned down UH’s scholarship? I thought academic reasons prevented him from going to UH…

    At just 18, he’s been offered a sporting scholarship to a prestigious US university, with gridiron scouts signing him up for two years at Arizona Western College.

    Williams, from Morningside in Brisbane, was offered a full football scholarship by the University of Hawaii in 2007 but turned it down because he said “it didn’t work out with the school side of things”.

  5. SteveM July 13, 2009 10:38 am

    Good morning ST! (I hope)


  6. Garret July 13, 2009 10:39 am

    Lots of colleges are having cut back severely on their Athletic Department budgets, with the first wave of teams being eliminated now. 30 schools have cut at least 1 sport, with MIT cutting 8, Cincy 3, and U-Dub 2.

    In February, Stanford eliminated 21 staff positions in its athletic department and cut funding to the school’s nationally ranked men’s fencing team. Stanford officials told the fencing team it would have to raise $250,000 to cover operating costs next season and raise additional money to create an endowment for future expenses.

    “We have to cut $7 million over the next two and a half years,” Stanford athletic director Bob Bowlsby said. “It’s not an insignificant amount when you consider salaries and scholarships are a pretty set amount. It’s substantial.”

    Pac-10 school Washington shut down its men’s and women’s swimming teams in an attempt to save $1.2 million, which is about half of what the athletic department needs to cut from its budget.

    The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which mostly competes in sports at the NCAA Division III level, cut eight of its sports teams (Alpine skiing, golf, wrestling, competitive pistol, men’s and women’s ice hockey, and men’s and women’s gymnastics) to save $1.5 million on its athletic budget. MIT students even kidnapped the school’s mascot, Tim the Beaver, in protest of the cuts.

    Big East member Cincinnati plans to eliminate scholarship funding for three of its men’s sports (track, cross country and swimming) over the next four years. The plan will save the school about $400,000 annually.

    Elsewhere, Indiana State dropped its men’s and women’s tennis teams; Maine cut its men’s soccer and men’s swimming teams; and Vermont dropped its baseball and softball programs. All told, nearly 30 schools that compete at some NCAA level have been forced to drop at least one sports program.

  7. Garret July 13, 2009 10:40 am

    Happy Birthday Myki!

  8. Diogenes Sinope July 13, 2009 10:40 am

    Happy birthday Myki!

    And top 10 today – will miracles never cease?

  9. al July 13, 2009 10:40 am

    happy birthday myki!

    i hope you’ll be dining at your favorite eatery sometime soon.

  10. Stephen Tsai July 13, 2009 10:42 am

    Jesse Williams didn’t meet the academic requirements to play for UH.

  11. Stephen Tsai July 13, 2009 10:43 am

    Sorry for the delay in posting.
    I now get a trial … set for Dec. 14. (The judge was understanding of UH’s schedule.)

  12. al July 13, 2009 10:45 am


    as i read between the lines, “it didn’t work out with the school side of things”. that statement tells me that he did not quality for entrance to manoa, therefore, i am at a jc.

  13. Loa July 13, 2009 10:45 am

    Happy Birthday Myki !

  14. PowderPuff July 13, 2009 10:46 am

    Wow, that’s a major tat on Billy Ray. Happy Birthday, Myki and cheers to many more.

    I just took Warrior Jack around the Village photographing him in various locations. That got me thinking that UH should do a “Where in Hawaii is Warrior Jack?” photo contest on its Facebook Fan Page. Then they can give away season tickets. I have some hilarious photos of Warrior Jack out and about in Waikiki…getting a tan, at the bar…near the penguins…you name it.

  15. al July 13, 2009 10:47 am

    did #10 just post on a delated basis?

  16. al July 13, 2009 10:48 am

    pp…. did you get his autograph?

  17. Committed Road Warrior July 13, 2009 10:59 am

    Happy Birthday myki!

  18. Rob25 July 13, 2009 11:00 am

    Happiest of Birthdays Myki!!

  19. Rob25 July 13, 2009 11:03 am

    Great idea PP! I gotta remember to take him to LV with me. I’ll even have to take a picture of me and him at the Monday Night Football game!

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

    Wow. Left me in Sunday with system restore.

  21. A-House July 13, 2009 11:12 am

    Happy Birfday, Myki and many more!!

  22. LizKauai (iPhone) July 13, 2009 11:15 am

    Hauoli Lahanau, MYKI!!!


  23. A-House July 13, 2009 11:17 am


    re Jesse Williams – paragraph 1 of the article is saying that the “prestigious US university” who offered a scholarship is Arizona Western College?

    Why is Arizona Western a prestigious sports venue?

  24. kymrykauai July 13, 2009 11:18 am

    Happy birthday myki!!!

  25. A-House July 13, 2009 11:21 am

    While waiting for the new post, this came to mind:

    Here I sit in a stte of bliss, listening to my trickling ……
    all of a sudden a thunder is heard, followed by a rumbling …

    You can’t say that, you can’t say that!!

    Good luck to ST at his hearing in 12/09!

  26. PowderPuff July 13, 2009 11:21 am

    al, whose autograph? Warrior Jack? He is going to be a celebrity around here very soon. I don’t get autographs for myself, just others. There are a few Tsaikos who can verify that. 🙂

  27. oldie July 13, 2009 11:23 am


    I sent a message to you at your Hawaii edu email address.

  28. Loa July 13, 2009 11:25 am

    PowderPuff – great idea, maybe even some outer island sightings too

  29. Committed Road Warrior July 13, 2009 11:27 am


    Nothing prestigious about Arizona Western w/r/t sports. A good JC, yes, but I wouldn’t consider the place ‘prestigious’. Also, Yuma, AZ isn’t the most wonderful place on earth, either.

    Even from when I lived out there, the Arizona Western football team still plays their home games at a high school field, IIRC.

  30. lakesidegt July 13, 2009 11:30 am

    Happy birthday Myki. Thanks again for the cruise information.

  31. Stretch July 13, 2009 11:31 am

    Happy Birthday Myki!!

  32. jm2375 July 13, 2009 11:33 am

    Happy Birthday myki!!

  33. Da Punchbowl Kid July 13, 2009 11:34 am

    Happy Birthday Myki!

    Warrior Jack needs a tat like that!

  34. Rob25 July 13, 2009 11:57 am

    My Warrior Jack needs some “guns” before he can get any tats!

  35. SteveM July 13, 2009 11:58 am

    Kid — how many Warrior Jacks do you have?

  36. Kazz July 13, 2009 12:05 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY MYKI!!! :mrgreen:

    I’ll be sure to join you and SJ back at “da tree” come fall camp!!!

  37. Jason July 13, 2009 12:20 pm

    Happy birthday Myki!

  38. Slugger July 13, 2009 12:48 pm

    Hau’oli La Hanau, Myki!!!

  39. d1島 July 13, 2009 12:50 pm

    Happy Birthday myki!

    ….maybe by mid-December the trial judge will feel “empathy” towards grandfathers! 😉

  40. d1島 July 13, 2009 12:52 pm

    I’m wondering who will be the first with a Warrior Jack photo from The Dark Side.


  41. d1島 July 13, 2009 12:55 pm


    nothing from Bulla lately. Would he have just pulled off the H1 before Kunia and turned around in disgust?

  42. SteveM July 13, 2009 1:10 pm

    d1島 — the Bulla commute could be awful, considering he and Lyn don’t necessarily work the same hours but both work in Waikiki. Only consolation is that maybe they can find a place to overnight if necessary…. 🙂

  43. hunnygurl July 13, 2009 1:20 pm

    Stephen Tsai:
    July 13th, 2009 at 10:43 am
    Sorry for the delay in posting.
    I now get a trial … set for Dec. 14. (The judge was understanding of UH’s schedule.)

    Just being nosy … what is the trial for?

  44. djmitcho July 13, 2009 1:20 pm

    Happy Birthday Myki!

  45. Colomaohana July 13, 2009 1:24 pm

    Afternoon, Tsai-ko Ohana!

    Happy birthday Myki!

    Bulla: Poor ting’…welcome to the Wesside Commute Club. If it gets really bad, just do what I do…take the nearest cutoff and find your favorite (or new) watering hole…..

    ST: Court? Did the plaid shirt man turn you in?

    Kazz: Haaaalaaaaaa….you not supposed to be HERE! hehehe..

  46. BIGWAVE96744 July 13, 2009 1:25 pm

    Aloha Bulla… 4 more days… 🙂
    Is Bella gonna be around for the CC with brother?

  47. Kazz (blkberry_storm) July 13, 2009 1:29 pm


    Saw my opening and took it. 😆

  48. al July 13, 2009 1:30 pm

    pp…i forgot. you just like to yell at the celebs.

  49. al July 13, 2009 1:31 pm

    so i am looking at the last pix.
    the poor tree, again.
    isn’t that myki lifting her leg?

  50. LizKauai (iPhone) July 13, 2009 1:31 pm

    Still fixing buggy PC.

    Hiya Big C. I guess the stands for big Commute. Sympathies to the Bullas. But wessai living can be mighty fine!

  51. Rob25 July 13, 2009 1:32 pm

    Eh al, Girls can mark their territories too. Maybe she’s just trying to protect the tree from further humiliation.

  52. HiFlyer July 13, 2009 1:37 pm

    Happy Birthday Myki!!

  53. Colomaohana July 13, 2009 1:40 pm

    Kazz: I guess that means certain peeps that sit behind or around you have gone to lunch……

    Hi Liz: Yes, you are correct. I like that one!

    Howzit, Rob25!

  54. Garret July 13, 2009 1:41 pm

    Bad news about RGM. It appears that he’s lost his starting spot after the first two games of the season and he’s being replaced by a WR from SJSU.

    But apart from that, receiver Rufus Skillern and offensive tackle Daren Heerspink continue to get plenty of first-team reps at practice.

    Skillern, a second-year Lion out of San Jose State, is getting a look at wide receiver in the spot Ryan Grice-Mullen has occupied for the first two games of the 2009 regular season. Grice-Mullen, considered possibly the fastest player on the team, had trouble with dropped balls in both the season opener in Regina and last Friday at BC Place against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

  55. Colomaohana July 13, 2009 1:41 pm

    Howzit, HiFlyer!!

    BTW, big mahaloz to you, HiFlyer, for joining us on the pink side and keeping C rM company at the Relay for Life on Saturday! Was so good to see you!!!

  56. Garret July 13, 2009 1:43 pm

    ST and Al,

    I think that you are correct about the Jesse Williams situation with UH…but the article made it seem like he turned down UH to go to “prestigious” Arizona Western. Taking nothing away from Arizona Western (excellent school for that level), UH is at a different level for both Academics and football.

  57. al July 13, 2009 1:47 pm

    gee robbie i was jokin about the leg lift.
    but, seriously, girls mark too?

  58. SteveM July 13, 2009 1:47 pm

    LizKauai (iPhone):
    July 13th, 2009 at 1:31 pm
    Still fixing buggy PC…

    Liz — isn’t the usual fix just to buy a new one? New one for $500…if at work, you’ve already cost the company that much in just your time. Is that why you use the other brand at home when you are on your own prime time? 👿

  59. Garret July 13, 2009 1:49 pm

    Back to work…I’ve got to get a lot of work done today because I can’t work tonight. I won tickets to the advance showing of the Harry Potter movie, so Lori and I will have a rare night out without the kids!

    My local paper has contests on their website for subscribers, which is a great incentive for people to keep their subscriptions. Hotel stays, DVDs, tickets to concerts, movies, etc., are all given away…and the paper makes money because of the extra pages you have to click to enter the contest. It would be great if the Advertiser did something like that. It might take away from the free stuff that ST has to give out, though.

  60. al July 13, 2009 1:51 pm

    the arizona jc’s are good options for the local boys.
    the distractions are fewer than their socal/norcal counterparts.
    and more importantly they offer scholarships and many have dorms on or near campus.
    for those that don’t have scholies they also offer WUE benefits, thereby reducing much of the tuition expenses.
    whereas, in cali that does not exist.

  61. Colomaohana July 13, 2009 1:54 pm


    The pink side has those give aways often! In fact, we just had the same give away!

    I’ll be there (Ward Theaters) tonight along with 2 other discussion leaders from the pink side to host our 15 winners and their guests!!

    I also have to write a little review tomorrow morning, but eh….its worth taking time out to do that since I get to see the movie first, right?!

  62. LizKauai (iPhone) July 13, 2009 2:07 pm

    Maaan. Looks like Firefox was my crasher. Trying Chrome now.

  63. LizKauai (iPhone) July 13, 2009 2:12 pm

    SteveM- mac at home was to prep for possible Mac at work.
    After today. Grrrrr. I’ll be lobbying hard!

  64. d1島 July 13, 2009 2:21 pm

    Maaan. Looks like Firefox was my crasher. Trying Chrome now.

    Jus’ pau switching over all my machines at home this past weekend to ff!

    Did you try any of these things?
    (sorry, no can access tinyurl from this computer)

  65. LizKauai (iPhone) July 13, 2009 2:32 pm

    FF is not the only thing. Outlook is slow too. Time to call in the troops. Gack.

  66. LizKauai (iPhone) July 13, 2009 2:33 pm

    I’m sayn slow like waitin fer a light to come on durin a blackout.

  67. Rob25 July 13, 2009 2:37 pm

    Hi Colomaohana!

    How you been sistah? We miss having you around. Aren’t those kids grown yet? Gotta come play with the adults soon!!

  68. Colomaohana July 13, 2009 2:43 pm

    I know…been missing you crazies too!!! Timing is just bad….too many parties, not enough bottles to drink…..Hahahaha….

    When’s the next one?

  69. SteveM July 13, 2009 2:50 pm

    LizKauai (iPhone):
    July 13th, 2009 at 2:07 pm
    Maaan. Looks like Firefox was my crasher. Trying Chrome now.

    My 2 cents from my organization’s (name withheld to potect the guilty) perspective… the Google and/or Yahoo, or whoever’s TOOLBAR is blamed for problems in both Exploiter and FireFox and is recommended to be removed. Explorer 8 is discouraged, Explorer 7 is still under watch, and Explorer 6 is recommended–even today. Also Windows firewall is recommended to be off — but maybe that’s only because of the VPN and other WAN systems.

    Maybe virus/malware because FireFox follows WWW3 standards while the other does not. (Note some correlation to the blogware problems here).

    FireFox has a new version out. Also Apple’s SAFARI for the PC is very mature now.

  70. Rob25 July 13, 2009 2:54 pm

    Not sure right now. Uncle KK going to Kauai and nothing in the works right now, but I will definitely let you know if one pops up and gives you enough time to plan for the keiki.

  71. Da Punchbowl Kid July 13, 2009 3:10 pm

    # SteveM:
    July 13th, 2009 at 11:58 am

    Kid — how many Warrior Jacks do you have?


    Why you like know?!! 😆 j/k

    One for Sweety, and one each for Rich and Ted, which I’m going to mail to them.

  72. al July 13, 2009 3:11 pm

    what do you mean by “mature now”?

  73. Colomaohana July 13, 2009 3:16 pm

    Rob25: Shoooots!

  74. röysan16 July 13, 2009 3:17 pm

    Re-Playing night games or day games

    With the presence of the swap meet, Saturday home day games out at Aloha Stadium weren’t a possibility in the past. Now, with rumors going about, I hope it happens that the Saturdays are open exclusively for Warrior football.

    And maybe opening the door to having some home day games in the future.

    The pluses of having day games for the Warriors is that it might make it more appealing to the family orientated fans, elderly and others that are day people…that an early starting time affords. Not everybody is a night owl. Not every one likes staying up past ten, like the families with kids and elderly. And by default, late starting games may eliminate these fans.

    I even think walk ups to games would incur more during the day amongst the visitors and military enlisted. I think people in general feel safer attending a game in the day than at night. Even I would feel less vulnerable to harm going to a day game.

    An earlier starting time, like a 200 PM , I believe, appeals to those demographics. And might bring more of these types of fans out to the stadium.

    Even for the neighbor island fans coming over for the game earlier start times might make it more attractive, where they can return home that night. A late ending game may not allow for return flights. And may deter fans from coming over because it might put a bigger strain on their budget if they’re faced with lodging cost, too.

    Not to sure if late ending games put a strain on visiting teams in finding flights back. But an earlier start time wouldn’t. Keep in mind that visiting teams staying over night are incurring additional expense.

    If the Saturday demise of the swap meet comes about it wouldn’t surprise me if the school explores this idea–earlier day games. And if the school doesn’t then they should because if he they look at all the angles there are too many benefits not to ignore.

    But aside from the peripheral things we see on the surface looking at how it might make sense in earlier games to John Donovan, UH athletic director, and Coach McMackin the school’s football coach.

    For Donovan earlier start times affords the Warrior televised games back to the mainland more visibility.

    Adding the time differences to the east coast and west coast, currently games starting at 600 pm are over around 100 am to 400 am on the mainland. Keep in mind, not every one’s a night owl. This is the knock on having the current home games starting games at 600 pm here. With a certainty earlier start times would bring a greater televised viewing audiences.

    But envision how earlier games bridge a lot of the demographics here and even the viewing audience on the mainland.

    There also potentially might be a rise in mainland subscribers paying to watch the game, especially of how the earlier start games are more conducive for viewing to them. And perhaps, also, early games falling in better time slots for the mainland viewers might make it more alluring for the networks to televise UH games in the future. And consequently this would only put more money in UH’s pocket in the long run.

    Late games, I believe, takes money away and it doesn’t allow UH to reach it’s full potential in marketing and visibility. UH scores aren’t reported in early editions of Sunday papers.

    For Coach McMackin’s team having a greater home field advantage would happen if there were earlier games, especially if the visitors are faced with the hot afternoon suns. For the coach and the Warrior team it’s all about gaining an edge. And the hot baking sun bringing discomfort and tiring out the visitor teams gives the team an edge.And more so of an edge then of playing the visitors under the lights.

    But when you process all the pluses that an earlier start time affords the UH from all standpoints it makes perfect sense that the school taps in it’s full potential. On paper, fiscally, and on the field.

    For the fans attending day games in the hot sun, sure, it’s a burden. Sure you’ll have to bring a lot of bottled water, sunscreen and hats, but realize the trade off-a little sacrifice-helps the team strategically on the field and fiscally. The Florida and Alabama fans do this willingly in helping their team. A little hot sun doesn’t turn them away.

  75. B5 July 13, 2009 3:25 pm

    Hey quick shoutout to LizKauai, always enjoyed your commentary on the blogs here. You gotta great attitude and spirit! Agree with you on your observation on Mr. Gracious, aka Colt. Met him yesterday at the Barefoot League event and had a blast! He was indeed a gracious guy and he was having a great time with all that came out to see him! I gotta say Davone and Ryan Mouton were awesome as well, those 2 guys deserve lots of props…

    Take care sistah!

    P.S. On another note, Da Warrior Jacks are tight!

  76. el guapo July 13, 2009 3:32 pm

    Yes, there are benefits, but on Saturdays, people have to…

    work during the day
    take the kids to soccer, baseball, football games of their own
    work during the day
    coach their students at math league (ok, that’s a reach)

    attendance might even go down, or be a wash

    maybe Hawaiian Air can arrange a late returning charter for neighbor island fans?

  77. letsgowarriors July 13, 2009 3:33 pm

    how come marcus malepeai, tj alofipo and deondre powell are not on the hawaii roster?

  78. madeinhawaii July 13, 2009 3:34 pm

    Firefox crashes regularly in it’s attempt to block some of the unwanted, but persistent adware popups.

  79. Kekoa July 13, 2009 3:36 pm


  80. guys in the office July 13, 2009 3:36 pm

    Day games, didn’t a BYU game with McMahon start at 11, would be great for ST and staff. No deadlines, more time to write more stories, get more photos, videos, etc. Been a proponent for day games for a long time. It’s how virtually every other college does it.

  81. guys in the office July 13, 2009 3:43 pm

    re: 76. Yes, there are a lot of day-time activities going on on Saturdays. I wonder, too, though how many times fans have had to choose between a UH football game and a wedding, an anniversary party, a yakudoshi, a play, a musical, a concert, etc. I think it’s a wash; you’ll lose some fans, and gain others. Not sure which is best in the long run, but you can’t beat the exposure (both nationally and locally) that playing in the day would provide. On the flip side, Hawaii has the advantage of a late-night time slot for ESPN.

  82. warriorfanny2 July 13, 2009 3:44 pm

    Roysan, we have been down this road before re SAT nite live @ Aloha or day…’s UHAD–something about the beach culture, projected noon traffic congestion, swap meets, soccer games, PPV and the like. Staus quo people thinking with horse blinders and special interest…, what else is new in this State?
    All the negatives they could think about except creativity.

    Geez, forget about what makes college football sense–the noon heat, making the Sunday media deadlines on the eastcoast, the college tradition…. creating an advantage for the home team.
    It always made me wonder if only surfer Joes and soccer kids and parents attended the games; there was never traffic to deal with on H1; swap meets were the the number one mission statement of John Burns when spearheading the movement to build Aloha Stadium….well, u get the picture.
    Let me say, if the rail ran past Aloha Stadium at 6AM in the morning Donovan would schedule games in the AM….and that’s the way it goes…….union mindsets, special interests and politics rule.

  83. mauiwarrior July 13, 2009 3:45 pm

    night games make the time adjustment for the visiting teams tougher

  84. jm2375 July 13, 2009 3:45 pm

    mih – there’s a solution to that – less popups!!!

  85. Da Punchbowl Kid July 13, 2009 3:46 pm


    Your points regarding a 2PM start make a lot of sense. I wonder what Coach Mac thinks?

  86. Da Punchbowl Kid July 13, 2009 3:47 pm

    Hey mauiwarrior! Long time no see! Howz you?

  87. warriorfanny2 July 13, 2009 3:51 pm

    #77. ur getting warmer, keeping calling-out 4 Marco….

  88. letsgowarriors July 13, 2009 3:54 pm

    shoot i was really looking forward to malepeai. hope he is greyshirting. we all kinda knew powell might not qualify.

  89. röysan16 July 13, 2009 3:56 pm


    Very good fanny. “The college tradition of afternoon games”.

    It would give the UH student attending the game a more of a experiencing the festivities and traditions of an afternoon game. And may involve them more. That’s a very good point you brought up.

  90. letsgowarriors July 13, 2009 3:59 pm

    i think malepeai is greyshirting. not sure about the others.

  91. warriorfanny2 July 13, 2009 4:04 pm

    The feds have gone North of the $1 T debt-marker for the first time in US history and 44 States totaling $168 b in deficits, hang on to your wallets gang….and get ready for more taxes aimed at the middle class…..long live Title IX and $1 m sinkholes…..congrads to the Aloha State for voting smart and electing integrity and supporting the rail….take a bow, but dont bend over!

  92. Dirty Commish July 13, 2009 4:11 pm

    Debating if I should send a Warrior Jack to buddy in Seattle or be all greedy and keep it for myself.

    The one in the package has a nicer facemask because it’s not all smooshed. Maybe a switcheroo is in order.

  93. Stephen Tsai July 13, 2009 4:11 pm

    Saw the punter at UH today. He was drilling 50 yarders.
    Jake and Luke Ingram took turns long-snapping to him.

  94. Jason July 13, 2009 4:16 pm

    A friend of Malepeai told me that he wants to grayshirt.

  95. letsgowarriors July 13, 2009 4:17 pm

    nice thanks. PIAA DS reports that she “thinks” malepeai is a greyshirt as well. she doesnt have the paperwork with her right now.

  96. J-Dog July 13, 2009 4:29 pm

    if a 2009 high school graduate greyshirts, does their scholarship count toward the ’09 class or ’10? IIRC the limit is 25 per class?

  97. el guapo July 13, 2009 4:40 pm

    What would interest UH students is alcohol. I didn’t start going to football for the game, it was for the party, and along the way I became a fan. Then they raised the drinking age and started pushing the students farther away from the 50 yard line.

  98. el guapo July 13, 2009 4:41 pm

    Sorry, I meant they pushed the band away from midfield.

  99. warriorfanny2 July 13, 2009 5:03 pm

    Punting is a weapon and if our aussie (wazz he the one punting?) can punt it under the designated time from snap to boom. what is it 1.8? add that to hang time (4.0) and a couple of speedy gunners and we will see a lot of hands going up by the returners.
    Local boy in Texas, Akina, is a proponent of the rugby kick and Texas used it to their advantage. Tough to get good field position off of a delayed punt that is low and bounces with unpredictability.

    Last year we improved to #74 in punt return D, yielding nearly 10 y per return and one TD. Texas was at #34, yielding 6.73 per return and No TDs.
    The top 25 teams in D1A yielded 6 yards or less per return just to set a standard.

    Also, 37 y or greater net punt is another standard to set as a top 25 punting team.

  100. d1島 July 13, 2009 5:18 pm

    Way to go Shane Victorino! Batting #7 in the lineup tomorrow!

  101. LizKauai (iPhone) July 13, 2009 5:30 pm

    Congrats, Maiawa! Now Colt needs to get some real money soon.
    B5- welcome and thanks for sharing your experience! Kymry sent me a YouTube of Colt signing and I put it on the ES Cult thread before PC doctor visit.
    Ok. Snack break over and back to the wessai!

    PS I have to rethink my season seats if we have hot as hell day games. Yikes!

  102. Stephen Tsai July 13, 2009 5:36 pm

    it can count either way. but it usually goes to the preceding year.

  103. oldie July 13, 2009 5:39 pm


    After living through heat of the USC game, we switched over to the Makai side.

    UH hasn’t scheduled a day game since…

  104. warriorfanny2 July 13, 2009 5:56 pm

    The last time the Brit Open was played at Turnberry in ’94, Tiger was 18, nearly the same age as 17 year old Japan sensation Ryo Ishikawa who is paired with Woods….except Woods wasnt playing.
    Ishikawa is called Hanikami Oji or bashful prince by his admirers in the land of the rising sun.

    Weather forecasts for Thurs, Friday and the weekend are ANYTHING BUT SUNSHINE as showers are expected on start day and rain called for Friday and SAT until it clears on Sun. Winds are blowing off the Irish Sea and will be making it beastly for drives that are lofted. Looks like a tournament with all the challenges that make a better golfer….or as in the case of Bethpage Black–the better luck of the draw at Tee time.

  105. curveball July 13, 2009 5:58 pm

    Happy Birthday Myki

  106. Ralph July 13, 2009 6:06 pm

    Happy Birthday Myki

  107. d1島 July 13, 2009 6:09 pm


    It was evident that CB was pretty distressed about his 5 year contract and the effect it could have on his future earnings. Hopefully the timing and circumstances will work in his favor.

  108. d1島 July 13, 2009 6:12 pm

    Congrats to Kaluka Maiava.

    ….although when combining my two current posts, it doesn’t do much for bolstering the recruiting pitch of the Home Team 🙁

  109. d1島 July 13, 2009 6:17 pm

    I like the current start times:

    1) can watch most of the other CFB action leisurely from home (Cabana sweeping notwithstanding), including Wildcat action!;

    2) gives the Home Team a better edge when playing opponents who are still on 3-4 hour + schedules. When the 4th Q starts their body clocks are nagging about, “Hey, it’s almost midnight!”

  110. d1島 July 13, 2009 6:21 pm

    …and then again, it didn’t really seem to bother the Bearcats 🙁

  111. Slugger July 13, 2009 7:11 pm

    Congrats to Kaluka Maiava & the Browns for picking him up!

  112. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! July 13, 2009 7:42 pm

    Ok… after my schnack at Hamuras (came out of the PC fixerupper’s place, sniffed the BBQ sticks cooking and was a goner), got home and had a test drive of my latest batch of gimchi, rice and nori for dinner. Blood tests tomorrow morning so no mo fuud for the rest of the night.

    Watching the tropical weather maps now… with an eye on Carlos- which is back down to a tropical storm.

  113. Garret July 13, 2009 8:02 pm


    I hope that you enjoyed the Harry Potter movie tonight! Lori and I really enjoyed it–we think it was better than the last one.

  114. Garret July 13, 2009 8:07 pm

    Al hinted at this a day or two ago, but I figure I should post it. If you look at BYU’s commitment list, they are having an amazing recruiting year…much better than in past years. They got the QB rated #1 by some scouting services and he’s apparently been calling the players they have been recruiting (perfectly within the rules), they got a WR to break his commit to Texas, and there seems to be an high number of highly rated recruits who are Morman this year.

    Kona Schwenke, the top defensive line recruit from the state of Hawaii, committed to BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall after making the long trip to Provo.

    “I was trying to figure out what school to go to, and BYU was the school that kept coming up,” Schwenke said.

    Schwenke, who chose BYU over the likes of Oregon State, Washington, and Hawaii, said he hadn’t made his decision until he was able to tour the facilities and sit down with Mendenhall.

    “My family knew BYU was the best school for me to go to, so my family played a big part as well,” Schwenke said. Schwenke is not the only one in his family excited about his commitment.

    “We are pretty ecstatic,” said Mckay Schwenke, his father. “We were looking for a university with the same values he has. At the same time, it was his decision, and we are very excited he chose BYU.”

    Kona Schwenke said BYU was the first school to offer him a scholarship, and that also had a heavy influence on his decision.

    As with most recruits for this class, quarterback recruit Jake Heaps worked hard to influence the defensive lineman’s decision.

    “He called me out of nowhere, and told me he was coming to BYU, too, so that helped,” Kona Schwenke said.

  115. Garret July 13, 2009 8:08 pm

    BYU deserves credit for being the first to offer a number of recruits (including those from Hawaii) who have committed to them.

  116. Garret July 13, 2009 8:09 pm

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

    The World Health Organization now says that the swine flu pandemic is unstoppable and all countries around the world will need access to vaccines for it.

  117. Garret July 13, 2009 8:10 pm

    Unfortunately, the fastest growing vaccine strain for the swine flu grows only half as fast as ordinary vaccine viruses, possibly delaying the vaccine delivery for 5 months.

  118. Garret July 13, 2009 8:10 pm

    Pretty amazing that this company’s carbon capture and storage (CCS) power plant has the potential to actually create “carbon negative” power plants. A CCS power plant using a mixture of coal and sustainably harvested wood could generate power while actually *reducing* the amount of greenhouse gas in the air.

  119. Garret July 13, 2009 8:11 pm

    Wells Fargo is *suing itself* in a mortgage foreclosure case.

  120. Garret July 13, 2009 8:11 pm

    15-year-old girl was walking while texting and fell into an open sewer via an unattended manhole!

  121. Garret July 13, 2009 8:11 pm

    Free play links pau.

  122. d1島 July 13, 2009 8:17 pm


    That was a “crappy” way to end your free links!


  123. Garret July 13, 2009 8:21 pm

    I *love* watching football games during the day, I think that feels like college football to me more than night games. However, Aloha Stadium isn’t ideally set up for that, with the home team in the sun instead of the visiting team…one reason why UH is the “visitors” for the Hawaii Bowl.

    One flaw in the argument for day games is about TV exposure. ESPN *loves* night games at UH. It fits into a time slot for ESPN where they do not have any other games to show…taking advantage of Hawaii’s unique time zone. ESPN would *not* show regular UH games if they were played during the day in Hawaii, and TV appearances would drop if UH played all of their games during the day.

    ESPN has higher priority games during the day, sadly that is a fact and they are well aware about the ratings differences for WAC games vs. SEC games. The SEC’s next contract with CBS/ESPN pays something like a billion dollars…you have to take away 3 of those zeroes to get what ESPN is paying for the exclusive rights to all nationally televised WAC games.

    Special games could be played during the day and possibly get televised…but even UH vs. BSU would be ignored by ESPN if they had Florida vs. Georgia or some other SEC game going on at the same time.

  124. Garret July 13, 2009 8:23 pm


    LOL! I cannot imagine how upset and uncomfortable that girl was! However, I’d bet that she would have falled into that open manhole even if they put up some orange cones or had a sign up. Of course, the fact that they had an open manhole with nobody watching it to warn people means that they can expect to have to pay some $$$ to settle her family’s lawsuit.

  125. d1島 July 13, 2009 8:27 pm


    Debatable whether she shares much during, “What did YOU do last summer?”

    …although I’m sure it’s all over her friends’ social networks by now anyway.

  126. wafan July 13, 2009 8:29 pm

    HA! One of my girls walked into the wall at school while texting.

  127. d1島 July 13, 2009 8:32 pm

    But no way she felt as sh*tty as the girl in NY!

  128. wafan July 13, 2009 9:04 pm

    No, but I think she left a nose print.

  129. madeinhawaii July 13, 2009 9:05 pm

    blahblah at SH says John Lister (RB) will walk on this fall and be on scholie next Spring.

  130. wafan July 13, 2009 9:05 pm

    Really rude of me to have nearly forgotten.

    Happy birthday to Myki!!!

  131. wafan July 13, 2009 9:07 pm

    Liz . . .

    What is the PC prognosis?

  132. myki July 13, 2009 9:13 pm

    Good evening to all! Many thanks for all the birthday wishes received today. I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting all of you but hope to some day soon. I feel it’s just awesome to have so many opportunities to make new friends at my age. I guess the fact that we share so many interests will continue to keep us on the same page.

    Looking forward to fall practice and the beginning of the season and T-gating with you all.

    Mahalo again!

  133. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! July 13, 2009 9:32 pm

    PC will be breaking news tomorrow… wait… we’ll find out tomorrow. Whew!

    Hi myki!!!

  134. SteveM July 13, 2009 9:32 pm

    Da Punchbowl Kid:
    July 13th, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    # SteveM:
    July 13th, 2009 at 11:58 am

    Kid — how many Warrior Jacks do you have?

    Why you like know?!! j/k

    One for Sweety, and one each for Rich and Ted, which I’m going to mail to them.

    Kid — Very nice of you! I was just wondering if I should pick you up on Thursday so we can strive toward getting another…a few more times 😆 👿

    BTW, I’ve got one for las vegas 🙂

  135. Kekoa July 13, 2009 9:51 pm

    Very well said Myki. I hope you and sj had a wonderful dinner to celebrate your big day. You bring up such an important point about making new friends at our age. Ain’t life Grand!

  136. madeinhawaii July 13, 2009 9:56 pm


    “PC will be breaking … tomorrow”?

    Doesn’t sound good to me.

  137. Da Punchbowl Kid July 13, 2009 10:19 pm


    Did anybody get one for Garret?


    Did anyone get one for you?

  138. koakane™ July 13, 2009 10:37 pm

    hey hey checking in sorry to be so l8 but very busy monday

    a hippo birdie 2 ewe myki and a safe journey home to ronnie who leaves tomorrow back to america

    finally tonight ………….. congrats to local boy shane victorino who will be the starting center fielder in tomorrow NBBL all start game. giv’um

  139. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc July 13, 2009 10:38 pm

    Arrghh! The blue flash is back.

    What does PC mean? Someone’s initials? A computer? A quicker way to say Politically Correct?

    Finally figured out who Slugger is in the real world. So what name do we use around here when referencing this particular blogger.

    Busy week ahead which ends on a very special note. If you like free family-oriented fun with great entertainment and the chance to win fantabulous prizes, then be sure to mark your calendars. See tomorrow’s blog for further details.

    Wassup with Tuesday’s interview? Who, what, when, where? I assume the Why will be to discuss football.

  140. BG July 13, 2009 11:01 pm


    Davonne Bess will be interviewed

    Slugger is the name chosen by that person for this blog. Seems only right to use it…just like we use your handle.

    “PC”…all of the above. It depends on context, yeh. Likt CO could mean Colorado, company, commanding officer, etc.

    Make it a great day tomorrow.

  141. BG July 13, 2009 11:03 pm

    And to that great friend of many…HAPPY BIRTHDAY MYKI!!!

  142. Makule Mama July 13, 2009 11:14 pm

    Remedial Blog Summer Session available soon…(for folks who have a hard time keeping up with the rest of the class).

    >Learn how to read the WB blog from front to rear.

    >Learn how to pay attention to detail.

    >Learn to read the headlines posted by the blog meister.

    >Keep track of the principal bloggers.

    >Remember that not everything posted necessarily applys to you.

    >Don’t take the blog so personal, it may not be any concern of yours.

    >Remember that the players are every mother’s son, treat them with respect.

    >Encourage…not…discourage these young men.

    Go Warriors!

  143. Kekoa July 13, 2009 11:30 pm

    W/Doc ~ ST posted the fact that Mr. Bess would be the guest on his show at least 3 times somewhere in this blog over the past few days.

    Slugger’s name was bandied about for week before becoming official. Slug bug serial killer, Mei Ling was awarded the name by Al. It also credits her reputation as a baseball fan (slugger!).

    Bring that boat load of intellect you earned from every college in America to your work desk. Make sure your brain is in gear before putting your fingers on the home row…and climb on board to enjoy the ride!

    Makule Mama leaves some good reminders to following the blog so that you don’t get lost. I’m reminded of a few myself!

  144. al July 14, 2009 12:09 am

    off topic.


    “Public-sector labor unions today offered to take a 5 percent pay cut to help with the state’s budget deficit, the same amount as the governor, the lieutenant governor, state lawmakers, judges and department directors have approved for themselves.”

    to think that the lame duck gov was going to take a 5% pay cut while she was wanting to impose a 14% cut to the masses via her three day mandatory furlough.

    and she wants to run for one of the dan’s offices in the senate!
    that’s just not local…..oh wait she isn’t.

  145. WarriorMojo July 14, 2009 12:13 am

    Wait, why exactly is kaluka’s smug mug staring out from the top of this blog? And why are we congratulating him? I thought this was the Warrior blog. There has been no kid from Hawaii more disdainful of the Warriors than kaluka.

  146. ai-eee-soos July 14, 2009 12:30 am

    I agree with #145.

    He has nothing good to say about anything Hawaii –

    in fact he doesn’t mention Hawaii at all.

    He seems disdainful of his roots.

  147. COPO July 14, 2009 6:21 pm

    Congratulations to Kaluka Maiava, I had the opportunity to meet the Maui-Baldwin High School product during the Warrior scrimmage on Maui, what a great young man, don’t know what the haters on this blog are talking about, Kaluka is proud to be from Hawaii, and will continue to represent the 808 state in the NFL.

  148. Martyn price action July 17, 2009 6:39 pm

    I remember a few years back that they were trying to limit the people on the sidelines since it was getting out of control. not sure how many more people they would allow down there.

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    After some browsing I found a very bad looking red fire dragon.

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