Pete Jek wins pair of tickets


Once again, the lovely and wickedly humorous Avis Yasumura (Castle High grad) has selected the winner. And the pair of tickets go to … Pete Jek.

Thanks again for playing. We’ll have more drawings tomorrow.

All of the winners who haven’t contacted me, should e-mail: or call my cell at (808) 256-0223. Thanks.

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From UH:

Approximately 1,000 University of Hawai‘i football supporters attended the Centennial Celebration Gala, Wednesday night at the Sheraton Waikīkī Hotel, which culminated the season-long celebration of the 100th Anniversary of UH’s inaugural football season.

The event raised $275,000, the largest amount for a single event in the University’s history. Proceeds benefit the UH football program with $100,000 going towards supporting the football program and the other $175,000 towards an endowment for football operational expenses.

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One of the attendees was former UH receiver/returner Marco Johnson (pictured on the right, with Rich Miano). He and his wife own a college:


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The things you find on Youtube:

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Adam Leonard is back on campus. He’s going to attend Saturday’s UH-Wisconsin game. He also plans to complete work on his bachelor’s degree during the spring semester. It appears he will be used as a student manager.


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Here’s Vili Nauahi, the Lion King:


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Every day from Thanksgiving through Christmas, UH administrative assistant Jeannie Lee wears a holiday-themed outfit. She’s either camera shy or impersonating SpongeBob.


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“Don’t take my picture!” the Princess yelled. As if.



  1. Anfield December 3, 2009 6:31 am

    I wanna play.

  2. Maverick December 3, 2009 6:34 am

    Morning gang.
    UN-believable sunrise right now with vog in the air.

    I wanna Play


    There gonna beat Wisky ( river)

  3. Garret December 3, 2009 6:37 am

    It would be great for Adam Leonard to be able to serve as a student manager–he was excellent in Mack’s system. Most importantly, it is great that he will get his degree!

  4. ai-eee-soos December 3, 2009 6:41 am

    I wanna play.

  5. Garret December 3, 2009 6:42 am

    I like how UH is mentioned in this article about Colorado’s schedule for next season.

    It includes a September trip to California, followed by home games against resurgent Hawaii and Georgia.

  6. ai-eee-soos December 3, 2009 6:43 am

    Jake Heun at MLB – like that..

  7. ai-eee-soos December 3, 2009 6:46 am

    Welcome home Adam Leonard.

    Glad that you’re getting degree.

  8. Garret December 3, 2009 6:48 am

    Notre Dame is 6-6, so they have limited bowl options. They wish for a spot in the Hawaii Bowl again but are out of luck. I seriously doubt they would choose the Humanitarian Bowl…

    The Irish leapt at the chance to play in Hawaii last season, but there won’t be a spot open there this year, and their 6-6 record will probably limit them to one of four games with an empty slot due to an unfulfilled conference tie-in. The list: the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl against a Mid-American Conference team in Detroit on Dec. 26; the EagleBank Bowl, probably against Marshall, at RFK Stadium in Washington on Dec. 29; the Humanitarian Bowl against a Western Athletic Conference team in Boise, Idaho, on Dec. 30; and the GMAC Bowl, also against a MAC team, in Mobile, Ala., on Jan. 6.

  9. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! December 3, 2009 6:53 am


  10. oldie December 3, 2009 6:54 am

    Morning Tsaikos!

    I wanna play

  11. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! December 3, 2009 6:55 am

    As Adam said on fb the other day…. Back on the Aina!

    Welcome home, Adam! All the best for your future!


  12. oldie December 3, 2009 6:57 am

    I wanna play!

    With multiple entries okay, are we headed for 1000 today?

  13. TYaiea December 3, 2009 6:59 am

    I wanna play. Imua Warriors. Beat the Badgers….

  14. Maverick December 3, 2009 7:01 am

    I wanna play!

    Gimme a uniform & helmet too! I’ll hit the field

    Howzit gang( again)

  15. TYaiea December 3, 2009 7:03 am

    Aloha to Adam Leonard. Welcome home. Any help to your team appreciated by all….

  16. bstunna2002 December 3, 2009 7:12 am

    I wanna play…Good to see Adam Leonard coming back to get his degree…can’t we suit him up for just one more year…please NCAA

  17. Slugger December 3, 2009 7:17 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!!!

    I wanna play.

    Gotta get in gear. I wanna go to practice!

    GO WARRIORS!!! Heal….

  18. curveball December 3, 2009 7:19 am

    Good Morning everyone……..

    I wanna play………

  19. klo December 3, 2009 7:24 am

    I wanna play…….

  20. Stretch December 3, 2009 7:24 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    Good Luck to Adam Leonard in completing his degree

    “I wanna play.”

  21. bk December 3, 2009 7:25 am

    I wanna play

  22. Whiplash808 December 3, 2009 7:32 am

    I wanna play!

    Good morning everyone. Looking forward to a successful sports weekend with the high school football championships, the Warrior football game, and the Wahine taking over L.A.!

  23. Dusting December 3, 2009 7:34 am

    “I wanna play.”

  24. Pomai December 3, 2009 7:40 am

    Funny how free tickets bring out everyone. LOL

    “I wanna play.”

  25. maui warrior December 3, 2009 7:49 am

    “I wanna play.”

  26. Z-trail December 3, 2009 7:50 am

    “I wanna play.”

  27. 808kamaaina December 3, 2009 7:51 am

    “I wanna play.”

  28. RedZone December 3, 2009 7:53 am

    Chizzy going to make em dizzy.

    Go Chizzy.

  29. Aji-nomo-toe December 3, 2009 7:57 am

    “I wanna play.”

  30. Tanks Ah! December 3, 2009 8:00 am

    “I wanna play.”

  31. EastManoa December 3, 2009 8:01 am

    I wanna Play!!!!!

  32. madeinhawaii December 3, 2009 8:01 am

    I wanna play.”

    Aloha Adam!! Welcome back…I think it’s great that you are completing your degree.

  33. Kekoa (iPhone) December 3, 2009 8:05 am

    Welcome home Adam, we missed you my man! I know you will be telling coach Miano….

    “i wanna play.”

  34. jm2375 December 3, 2009 8:08 am

    Good morning everyone! Kinda chilly this morning (again). At least we ain’t freezing our okoles off like wafan and dj. :mrgreen:

    Welcome back Adam! Great to see you work on completing your degree.

    I wanna play. Pretty please.

  35. omilu December 3, 2009 8:12 am

    I wanna play

  36. mouthwash December 3, 2009 8:14 am

    I wanna play

  37. Maukaman808 December 3, 2009 8:18 am

    “I wanna play:”

    Good to see Adam Leonard back in town. Glad to hear he is going to finish his degree. Go Warriors!

  38. chawan_cut December 3, 2009 8:19 am

    maybe stephen was a papparazzi in his last life. he’s good at taking pictures people don’t want taken.

  39. Souljah December 3, 2009 8:20 am

    I wanna play.

  40. bstunna2002 December 3, 2009 8:21 am

    I wanna Play…

  41. kaimiloa December 3, 2009 8:28 am

    “I wanna play” x10 ha ha

  42. tommui December 3, 2009 8:29 am

    “I wanna play.”

  43. tommui December 3, 2009 8:33 am

    Happy for Adam Leonard because he has a chance to pursue his dreams on the next level; that he can help our linemen and more importantly, that he is going to finish up his academic work and get his degree!

    Good morning Hawaii!


    “I wanna play.”

  44. kama krab December 3, 2009 8:33 am

    “I wanna play”


  45. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc December 3, 2009 8:33 am

    “I wanna play.”

    Doug Kurtz, Dwain Williams, and in a couple of weeks maybe Bill Amis. Add them to the mix starting this Sunday and maybe the Rainbow Warriors will actually play the way we expected them a few short weeks ago.

  46. madeinhawaii December 3, 2009 8:34 am

    Just a reminder to parents or friends of parents with kids who play sports..

    Football University HUB Free Football Combine
    is coming to Hawaii in December and January

  47. tommui December 3, 2009 8:34 am

    And RYAN EASTMAN – a shout out to him. Honorable mention this year – next year First Team!!!

    And just in case = “I wanna play.”

  48. madeinhawaii December 3, 2009 8:43 am

    Hey Congrats to Ryan Eastman! good job!

  49. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc December 3, 2009 8:44 am

    Remember – Wahine basketball tonight, tomorrow and Saturday plus men’s basketball on Sunday – with Dwain and Doug back in the lineup.

    “I wanna play.”

    Once again, is anyone going to be attending Sunday’s Alex Waterhouse Football Awards luncheon at the Sheraton Waikiki? At $75 a ticket, it’s a real bargain, plus we get a chance to be in Waikiki on a Sunday and then watch the men’s basketball team play at 5 pm. What more can we ask for?

    Well, how about a sweep for the Wahine in Los Angeles and Kamehameha Highway Road Kill on Saturday? Plus wins for the women’s basketball team tonight, tomorrow & Saturday.
    Don’t forget to bring your HI-5 cans and bottles from home to the last regular T-Gate/ This time the money goes to the Women’s Summer School Fund.

  50. kama krab December 3, 2009 8:56 am

    With regards to UH Mens Basketball,

    They need to get healthy both mentally and physically quick because it looks like this season might end being a very long season and might even be Bob Nash’s last at the helm. I really hope not but so far there really has not been a change in play from last year.

    We still have problems shooting the ball and our defense at times is none existent. Once again, I really hope they can turn it around and get back on track. We’ll just have to wait and see.

  51. uhwarriors December 3, 2009 8:56 am

    Na Koa Football Club lunch report for 11/30/09 is up:

  52. kama krab December 3, 2009 8:56 am

    Oh and by the way,

    “I wanna play”

  53. Souljah December 3, 2009 8:59 am

    I wanna play

  54. maui warrior December 3, 2009 9:01 am

    “I wanna play”

  55. Kazz December 3, 2009 9:02 am

    Last night’s 100th Anniversary of UH Football Gala was not bad. Food was not the typical style as it was a set three course meal served to the tables. Salad was umm… well as RK put it last night: “Was it just me or did the salad look like sashimi when they served it to you?”. It was several slices of tomato and sweet potato garnished with what looked and tasted like alfalfa sprouts with goat cheese and dressing of some sort… Dinner itself was some pretty tender prime rib with coconut prawns, maui potato mash and greens and for dessert it was a like a chocolate soufflé/cake combination with macadamia nuts and pecans.

    The ambiance was, well, not as festive as the Alex Waterhouse Banquets, no current football players represented at all, but in acknowledgement, one player from the 1940’s era of UH football was in attendance as well as many others along the way up until the most recent represented alumni with Coaches Rolo, Brian Smith, and Toni Tuioti.

    As I posted yesterday, they “herded” all of us (about 1,200) through one entrance in which they set up the actual inflatable UH helmet they use at Aloha Stadium on gameday for all the attendees to enter the ballroom through, that was pretty awesome and the UH cheerleaders (in uniform) greeted us to add to the atmosphere.

    The VIPs included Dr. Edison Miyawaki (philanthropist extraordinaire and BIG time donor to UH athletics, OIA and ILH athletics as well, not to mention my mom’s long time boss), Chancellor Virginia Hinshaw, JD, Coach Mack, Bob Wagner, UH President Marcy Greenwood, Linda Lingle, Mufi Hannemann, and Dick Vermeil. Saw Hugh Yoshida around also, but I don’t think he was at the head table. I didn’t see other UH coaches from other sports there though, then again Coaches Nash and Shoji are away on the road. When the VIPs came out the UH pep band played them out to our fight song and that got me going. Then they led us into “Hawaii Pono i” and then exited with “Hawaii Five O”.

    Then came dinner, which I already mentioned.

    Then came the speeches. For me I couldn’t get over Linda Lingle speaking so highly of the importance of football in relation to education… I’m not gonna get into more of what I think about her speech… 🙄

    Items at the silent auction included vintage UH helmets (EVEN THE GOLD ONE) and current ones with one signed by Coach Mack, also there was a Steelers and Bengals helmet and a autographed bat and jersey from Benny Agbayani (sp? 😯 ), not to mention Vegas packages and a Super Bowl package, but I believe this was a live auction item along with a USC vs UH 2010 VIP package.

    Dick Vermeil gave a detailed speech about his seven points of success. Honestly I cannot recall much of the speech as I kept getting phone calls and had to keep getting up to leave. Sufficed to say, the essence of his speech was that of “telling a young man he’s nothing, he’ll eventually believe it, but tell a young man or woman they are something, eventually they will become it”.

    There were a lot of “BEAT WISCONSIN” sentiments shared by many of the guest speakers, the stuff you’d expect of course.

    Then there was the video piece put together by KITV’s RK and Rob Demello. RK joked how excited he was to be given the assignment to put this together by JD, but then realized how hard it was to find footage preceding 1976. Needless to say the video started from the beginning of the College of Hawaii Fighting Deans to today’s Warriors. Notable parts of the video, was a somewhat detailed accounting of the 1941 team that joined in the fight in WWII and how members of the UH football team and the SJSU team in that year helped out the local police in maintaining order in Honolulu immediately after the Pearl Harbor attack. Considering the lack of really old footage I think they did an ok job. There was however, some good black and white FILM footage of the 1930’s and 1940’s squads I believe. Also, clips of TV interviews with Niko and Al Noga were placed into the video. I believe the video presentation was about 20 minutes long.

    At the end, after Dick Vermeil’s speech, I don’t think too many people stuck around for the live auction as it was like an exodus to the exits. However, my brother stayed back and told me the check presented to Jim Donovan was about $227,000.00.

  56. dj December 3, 2009 9:02 am

    I wanna play.

  57. Dan-O December 3, 2009 9:03 am

    I wanna play

  58. Kazz December 3, 2009 9:04 am

    RE: Men’s basketball.

    Play Lutu more. 😎

  59. SUP December 3, 2009 9:05 am

    I wana play

  60. Souljah December 3, 2009 9:06 am

    “I wanna play”

  61. hilo65 December 3, 2009 9:07 am

    I wanna play.


  62. whitey December 3, 2009 9:11 am

    I wanna play

  63. CheeHoo December 3, 2009 9:11 am

    “I wanna play.”

    GO WARRIORS!!!!!!!

  64. CheeHoo December 3, 2009 9:14 am

    “I wanna play.

    GO WARRIORS!!!!!!!

  65. Hoohiki December 3, 2009 9:19 am

    I wanna play.

  66. al December 3, 2009 9:22 am

    tommui, if you win would you attend this game???

  67. maui warrior December 3, 2009 9:23 am

    I wanna play.

  68. SteveM December 3, 2009 9:27 am

    Good morning everyone!

    “I wanna play”

    No new posters yet today…everyone has posted before (some very infrequently) 🙂

  69. SteveM December 3, 2009 9:30 am

    Took me too long to post… 😳 SUP might be a new poster… if so, Welcome to the blog!

    Gotta go do other stuff. BBL.

  70. Souljah December 3, 2009 9:37 am

    “I wanna play.”

  71. djmitcho December 3, 2009 9:38 am

    Aloha Everyone! Hope everyone has a good day. 2 more days til game day. Go Warriors!

  72. tommui December 3, 2009 9:46 am

    KAZZ: Thanks for the summary of the dinner last night!

    “I wanna play.”

  73. A-House December 3, 2009 9:54 am

    Welcome back, Adam Leonard!!

    since Mrs A-House played yesterday, I will enter today –

    “I wanna play”

  74. jm2375 December 3, 2009 9:56 am

    I wanna play.

    Kazz: thanks for the summary. Are they gonna post the video up somewhere?

  75. madeinhawaii December 3, 2009 9:56 am

    “I wanna play”

    So Warriors.. come out and play i ai…

  76. maui warrior December 3, 2009 10:12 am

    I wanna play

  77. Slugger December 3, 2009 10:15 am

    Yay! Got to practice this morning. Met a few people. Briefly spoke to the wife of a Canadian football coach; they’re going to Kaua’i & will miss the game. Talk to Rick, a regular at practice. Met Harry T. who used to teach at UH.

    The team looked good at practice!


  78. A-House December 3, 2009 10:18 am


    You must be a magnet to attract and talk to all those people.

    Must be your smiling, pleasant personality!!

  79. whitebear December 3, 2009 10:18 am

    “I wanna play.”

  80. buddahbelly December 3, 2009 10:19 am

    GO BOWS!!!!!
    I Wanna Play

  81. Slugger December 3, 2009 10:20 am

    Don Weir,

    What is Na Koa’s price for tickets? In what sideline section are the seats? Is it too late to get tickets with Na Koa?

  82. Slugger December 3, 2009 10:22 am

    I wanna play….

  83. duffer (iPhone) December 3, 2009 10:22 am

    Who wants a pair of really good tickets to the UH-Wisconsin game?

    Does this mean Mrs A-House got a couple of not so good tickets? 🙂

  84. Slugger December 3, 2009 10:23 am

    Moniz’ little girl Cali & her mom were at practice today. She’s a cutie!

  85. LizKauai December 3, 2009 10:28 am

    Kazz- mahalo for the dinner info!


  86. Slugger December 3, 2009 10:32 am

    Welcome back, Adam Leonard! Glad to see you are going to complete your degree.

    K, gotta Esme & go holoholo…

  87. jojo ® December 3, 2009 10:32 am

    I wanna play

  88. Jack Flash December 3, 2009 10:41 am

    I wanna play

  89. Kekoa (iPhone) December 3, 2009 10:42 am


    “I wanna play.”

  90. uhhoopsdragon December 3, 2009 11:00 am


  91. hapahaoleboy December 3, 2009 11:05 am

    I wanna play!

  92. elum December 3, 2009 11:05 am

    I wanna play

  93. LRob December 3, 2009 11:07 am

    I wanna play…

    And win!

  94. bstunna2002 December 3, 2009 11:11 am

    Anyone what time practice is tomorrow? I wanna play!

  95. waikoloa breeze December 3, 2009 11:32 am

    I wanna play…..

  96. Kamtruck December 3, 2009 11:34 am

    i wanna play

  97. panaewa December 3, 2009 11:34 am

    i wanna play….

  98. jojo ® December 3, 2009 11:47 am

    I wanna play.

  99. LizKauai December 3, 2009 11:53 am

    I wanna play!

    I just found out my seminar is over at 6pm!!!

  100. d1島 December 3, 2009 11:53 am

  101. LizKauai December 3, 2009 11:53 am

    Woo hoo!

    I wanna play.

  102. d1島 December 3, 2009 11:53 am


  103. kaimiloa December 3, 2009 11:54 am

    “I wanna play”

  104. Committed Road Warrior December 3, 2009 12:04 pm


    I’m surprised you got Post #100 off without typing anything. Glitch?

  105. Mrs. A-House December 3, 2009 12:04 pm

    Duffer –

    Brilliant minds think alike. I, too, thought, if ST is now offering “really good” tickets, what I won was “not really good???” Nonetheless, I’m really grateful and appeciate the gift.

    ST – Shall I walk down to your house to get the tickets, or could you deliver them to my house? Mahalo for your extra effort.

  106. d1島 December 3, 2009 12:07 pm

  107. d1島 December 3, 2009 12:08 pm


    Sometimes I just go “speechless” 😈

  108. d1島 December 3, 2009 12:09 pm


    I hope he doesn’t hear about that at the line of scrimmage during games. 🙄

  109. Bulla December 3, 2009 12:14 pm

    “i wanna play”

  110. the nene December 3, 2009 12:14 pm

    *I wana play*

    *I wanna win*
    *I wanna go*….I wanna….I wanna ?

  111. d1島 December 3, 2009 12:16 pm

    I wanna play.

    If I win, give one to LizK and one to tommui.

  112. chawan_cut December 3, 2009 12:17 pm

    in case you missed it yesterday, someone on sportshawaii posted a vid from the last time UH beat Wiscy in ’86.

  113. d1島 December 3, 2009 12:18 pm


    So the possibility of temps in the ‘teens this weekend is now extending into OR!
    Thanks a lot! 👿 😆 🙄

  114. LizKauai December 3, 2009 12:21 pm

    Woo Hoo!

    Thanks d1 – Take lots of layers!!!


    I wanna play.

  115. dubs December 3, 2009 12:21 pm

    “I wanna play.”

  116. TChahng [오키나와] December 3, 2009 12:21 pm

    I wanna play.

    Welcome back Adam!

  117. LizKauai December 3, 2009 12:25 pm

    This should be interesting…
    A Pac-10 championship and a Rose Bowl bid are on the line in Eugene, Ore., on Thursday night,

  118. LizKauai December 3, 2009 12:27 pm

    ok… I think my chicken salad sandwich is a little to old – even for me…
    time to find something else for lunch…

    I wanna play.

  119. maui warrior December 3, 2009 12:27 pm

    …I wanna play…

  120. DrewD December 3, 2009 12:28 pm

    I wanna play!!

  121. d1島 December 3, 2009 12:30 pm


    Great video!

    Gregg Tipton
    David Dyas
    Mark Nua
    Larry Khan-Smith
    A-A Al Noga

    …even Vacations Hawaii got in their with a promo at the 8:52 mark! 😉

  122. duffer (iPhone) December 3, 2009 12:35 pm



    had UH rushing two linemen and Noga getting a sack. Now that’s AWESOME. Something to build on for Saturday

  123. SailorBlue December 3, 2009 12:41 pm

    I wanna play.

    Go Hawaii, beat Wisconsin!!

  124. maui warrior December 3, 2009 12:56 pm

    I wanna play!!

  125. HiFlyer December 3, 2009 12:56 pm

    I wanna play

  126. kaimiloa December 3, 2009 1:07 pm

    “I wanna play.”

  127. Souljah December 3, 2009 1:08 pm


    I wanna play

  128. tediosity December 3, 2009 1:08 pm

    “I wanna play.”

  129. Kazz December 3, 2009 1:15 pm

    ***The following is from “uhwarriors” from SportsHawaii who was also at the 100th Anniversary Gala event:

    There were more than 50 players from the past in attendence including Sol Kaulukukui, Colin Chock, Don Botelho, Walter Nozoe, Jimmy Asato (was also the coach in the 60’s), Dick Ueoka, Ed Kawahaki, Dr. Charles Arakaki, Kodene Walsh, John Veneri, Morrie Roe, Blazo Sarchvichy, Eric Hannum, Derek Faavi, Uriah Moenoa, Eddie Klaneski, Marty Bento, Leonard Lau, Dean Nakagawa, Rob Blackeney, Rick Blangiardi, Garret Gabriel, Sean Robinson, Marcel Williams, Joe Onosai, Alvis Satele, Peter Bourne, Mike Biscotti, Don Weir, Mike Perkins, David Maeva, Kelly McGill, Randall Okimoto, Marco Johnson, Kent Untermann, Shawn Ching, Anthony Holyfield, Elroy Chong, Bernard Carvalho, Arnold Morgado, Jim Donovan, Rich Miano, Brian Smith, Tony Tuioti and Nick Rolovich.

  130. PS December 3, 2009 1:18 pm

    I wanna play

  131. HiFlyer December 3, 2009 1:21 pm

    I wanna play
    have a happy Thursday

  132. jojo ® December 3, 2009 1:24 pm

    “I wanna play.”

  133. LizKauai December 3, 2009 1:26 pm

    ahhh… hamburger… (shhh- don’t tell Slugger)

    I wanna play.

  134. HiFlyer December 3, 2009 1:27 pm

    I wanna play
    Go Warriors!!!

  135. maui warrior December 3, 2009 1:35 pm

    I wanna play…

  136. HiFlyer December 3, 2009 1:36 pm

    “I wanna play”

  137. Aw Business December 3, 2009 1:37 pm

    “I wanna play.”
    “I wanna play.”
    “I wanna play.”



  138. jm2375 December 3, 2009 1:39 pm

    I wanna play.

  139. kama krab December 3, 2009 1:39 pm


    “I wanna play”

  140. HiFlyer December 3, 2009 1:44 pm

    I wanna play

    time to Esme, see you all tonight.

  141. HiFlyer December 3, 2009 1:46 pm

    Why is the time almost 15 minutes off?

    I wanna play

  142. SUP December 3, 2009 1:46 pm

    I wanna play

  143. maui warrior December 3, 2009 1:49 pm

    I wanna play….

  144. LizKauai December 3, 2009 1:51 pm

    I wanna play.

    lunchowa naupau!

  145. jojo ® December 3, 2009 1:55 pm

    I wanna play!

  146. Bowzooka December 3, 2009 2:05 pm

    I wanna play

  147. Don Weir December 3, 2009 2:10 pm

    Kazz #55 & 129

    Dinner Insider Update

    Chevron and Na Koa hosted over 40 former Hawaii football players at a private reception. Room cost, heavy pupus (so we didn’t care what was for dinner), and Centennial limited edition polo shirts (issued to former players only) were provided by Chevron. Carina Tagupa coordinated the event from Chevron’s end.
    Also provided for FB Alums was a hosted bar; Kelly McGill provided the wine and Na Koa provided the beer. Na Koa also provided players Warrior Football jerseys with the players former number on it. When former players opened those bags with the shirts and the jerseys the room lit up with their smiles.
    Coach Wagner, Chancellor Hinshaw, and Jim Donovan were also in attendance.

  148. al December 3, 2009 2:13 pm

    i wanna play.

    so, i can give em away…………..

  149. Badger Fever December 3, 2009 2:16 pm

    I wanna play

  150. Don Weir December 3, 2009 2:19 pm

    Calling All Rainbows, Rainbow Warriors, and Warrior Football Players

    Michael Carter and Kelly McGill are once again organizing the FB Alum tailgate. If you have never been to one then it is time you show up. We are located across from the Fun Zone.

    1. Every former UH Player will receive a complimentary game ticket
    2. Every former UH Player will receive a pre-game field pass to come onto Aloha Stadium’s turf and greet the team
    3. Every former UH Player will receive a complimentary Na Koa baseball cap

    All of these items may be picked up at the Fun Zone at the Na Koa table.

    Let the Tsaikos Nation know
    ‘We played’

  151. madeinhawaii December 3, 2009 2:20 pm

    Awesome Don… that’s a great way to give tribute to the former Warriors. Maybe those contemplating a Warrior spot among other offers will truly understand what we mean by .. once a Warrior..always a Warrior.

  152. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc December 3, 2009 2:26 pm

    I wanna play

    Somebody please rescue me from work!!

  153. al December 3, 2009 2:27 pm

    ray….you made youtube!
    we were there when this happened.
    but, watching it again is even more funny!
    for awhile there a few of us couldn’t stop laughing.

  154. 808kamaaina December 3, 2009 2:28 pm

    I wanna play

    Go Hawaii!

  155. al December 3, 2009 2:30 pm

    donny my boy.

    how about giving away one of those things here on the blog?
    there are a lot of us wannabee warriors who have supported the team for decades.

    i wanna play!

  156. hbomb December 3, 2009 2:37 pm

    I wanna play.

  157. hbomb December 3, 2009 2:38 pm

    I wanna play

  158. maui warrior December 3, 2009 2:43 pm

    I wanna play…..

  159. jm2375 December 3, 2009 2:43 pm

    I wanna play. Pretty please?

  160. NEO December 3, 2009 2:59 pm

    HAHAHA Ray, you da man… it was ALL scripted… the trip, the fall, the wipeout, and the resulting rile up… Way to go Ray!!! GIT EM WARRIORS!!!


    p.s.-even though I can’t be there in person, I’ll be watching… and I know that not many of us like Notre Dame football, but I wanted to leave any of the players who read this, a little quote from the World Famous George Gipp…

    I’ve got to go now Rock,
    it’s alright I’m not afraid.
    Some time Rock,
    when the team is up against it,
    and the breaks are beating the boys,
    ask them to go in there with all they’ve got
    and win just one for the Gipper.
    I don’t know where I’ll be then Rock,
    but I’ll know about it,
    and I’ll be happy.



  161. Curt December 3, 2009 3:09 pm

    I wanna play.

    Should be a great game this weekend. Maybe I should drop off cans of spinach for our defensive front seven. It’ll be a tough battle in the trenches.

  162. papajoe2 December 3, 2009 3:13 pm

    I wanna play

  163. Don Weir December 3, 2009 3:14 pm


    Tickets and pre-game field passes were given by UHAD for fb alums only. This is a new tradition for the last game started by Jim Donovan in conjunction with Na Koa and the UH Letterwinners Club.

    Regular season field passes are part of the benefits package for Na Koa donors

    Jerseys were signed off UH inventory for alums only. My promise to UHAD was that all remaining jerseys go back to the Equipment Room with my updated inventory control list.

    I believe that from time to time jerseys are on sale at Rainbowtique.

    I believe that Na Koa will start its own promotional program next season utilizing our website at
    Look for the future members only section where tickets, parking, and field pass promotions will be found

  164. wafan December 3, 2009 3:15 pm


  165. wafan December 3, 2009 3:16 pm

    I wanna play!

  166. wafan December 3, 2009 3:17 pm

    The big question will be how to keep Adam from running onto the field and making a major hit.

  167. wafan December 3, 2009 3:19 pm

    Thank you for the 100th Anniversary Dinner report!

    I hope the video is posted somewhere, soon.

  168. papajoe2 December 3, 2009 3:21 pm

    I wanna play,,,,,,,,again

  169. wafan December 3, 2009 3:21 pm

    d1 . . .

    No problem with sharing the cold with OR. The more the chillier! Just hope the precip holds off until after the weekend — albeit the current forecast is for precip to come in tomorrow night.

  170. wafan December 3, 2009 3:23 pm

    Good for Adam to finish his degree, too. That is awesome.

  171. d1島 December 3, 2009 3:24 pm

    Great job Don Weir!

  172. LizKauai December 3, 2009 3:24 pm

    #147 – 😆 Don Weir – what a cool thing! Woulda loved to see their faces!!!

    I wanna play.

  173. wafan December 3, 2009 3:24 pm

    So does Vili sleep when Mr. Tsai sings the Lion song?

  174. madeinhawaii December 3, 2009 3:25 pm

    Hey Kazz…

    maybe you can go to the Na Koa tent, walk up and give ’em that “ex-player” look you used last night and see if you can score free stuff, too!

  175. wafan December 3, 2009 3:26 pm

    I wanna play.

  176. LizKauai December 3, 2009 3:28 pm

    I wanna play.
    If I win, I’ll take jm2374 with me so we can ROCK THE STADIUM!!!

  177. LizKauai December 3, 2009 3:29 pm

    Kekoa- and wessai guys – watch out… big rain is a-headin’ yer way!

  178. wafan December 3, 2009 3:30 pm

    Found a Zhu-Zhu pet for a Penny-Basket Auction event to raise cash for some of the kids in school who need “stuff” — shoes, jackets, pens, pencils, . . .

    Goofy thing is so popular this year. I got lucky (no not like that, shucks) and found one by accident at Office Depot, of all places.

  179. d1島 December 3, 2009 3:31 pm


    Watching CFB Live and getting a chill whenever they show the crowd at Autzen Stadium!

  180. WI paint the town red December 3, 2009 3:31 pm

    I wanna play …

  181. madeinhawaii December 3, 2009 3:32 pm

    If you’re interested… need some football in your blood… the Pac 10 championship playoff tonight.. 😉 starts in 17 minutes… Ducks against the Beavers.

    “I wanna play.”

  182. wafan December 3, 2009 3:32 pm

    I wanna play.


  183. wafan December 3, 2009 3:33 pm

    Go Beavs!!!

    I wanna play.

  184. wafan December 3, 2009 3:34 pm

    Lest I appear to have defected . . .

    GO WARRIORS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  185. RainbowCliff December 3, 2009 3:34 pm

    Aloha Don, FIRST CLASS as always kind sir with the UH throwbacks, caps, reception, on field access, host bar as it truly does make you feel that your years wearing UH meant more then something as “LIFE” seems to be more fitting !

    Mahalo for all that you do to make Hawaii athletics and it’s athletes the BEST that it can be !

  186. wafan December 3, 2009 3:35 pm

    d1 . . .

    They are in Eugene? I thought they were playing at Corvallis.

    Boooooooo! Stomp the ducks!!!

  187. elum December 3, 2009 3:39 pm

    I wanna play.

  188. LizKauai December 3, 2009 3:43 pm

    I wanna play.

    For you Colt fans- the cult of Colt on ExtremeSkins now has 440,440 views and 12,112 posts. the Flame for Colt in the NFL still burns brightly!

    Speaking of Colt- he has also been a musical inspiration!–another-class-of-babylon
    “But oppression is relative, explained the title track’s author, vocalist/guitarist Jacob Hemphill, who said the tune was born of artistic and athletic discrimination experienced by him and Washington Redskins quarterback pal Colt Brennan. “Everybody told him he wouldn’t go to the NFL because he’s a little too short and he throws sidearm,” said Hemphill by phone. “And it was kind of like me: as a white guy, I wasn’t supposed to get this far singing reggae.”

    “Me and (Brennan) were sitting there talking one day like, `Dude, nobody wants us to f–king make it because of who we are, it’s so f–king Babylon.’ He said, `I came from a good family and good house, but because of who I was everybody says I can’t make it; so it’s like I might as well have come from nothing and pulled myself all the way up.'”

    Thus, the lyrics of “Born in Babylon”: “I came from nothing/But not nothing, like nothing/Nothing like nobody thought I was something.”

  189. kaimiloa December 3, 2009 3:45 pm

    I wanna play

  190. dj December 3, 2009 3:51 pm

    I wanna play

  191. kai December 3, 2009 3:54 pm

    I wanna play!

  192. WI paint the town red December 3, 2009 4:00 pm

    I wanna play!!!

  193. LizKauai December 3, 2009 4:03 pm

    Colt wants to play, Hemphill wants to play, hey!
    I wanna play.


  194. LizKauai December 3, 2009 4:04 pm

    North and West Oahu – get yer raingear ready!

    I wanna play.

  195. elum December 3, 2009 4:06 pm

    I wanna play.

    I wanna go to the game!

  196. I love pecan pie December 3, 2009 4:08 pm

    I wanna play!

    Faithful Lurker Tsaiko

  197. kama krab December 3, 2009 4:13 pm


    I wanna play


  198. jm2375 December 3, 2009 4:18 pm

    Thanks Liz!

    I wanna play.

  199. madeinhawaii December 3, 2009 4:19 pm

    Wow.. nice pass play by Oregon… TD… this is the kind of pass we need to make.. and NOT the kind of coverage mistake we need, either.

    14 – 10 Oregon on top.

  200. LizKauai December 3, 2009 4:19 pm

    OSU 10 – Oregon 14 with 3:45 in the 1Q

    I wanna play.

  201. kama krab December 3, 2009 4:21 pm

    Don Weir,

    It is great what you and JD has tried to do to get our Alumni more involved with the school. With both of you also being former Alumni it is great to know that both of you have the vision to give the school back to the Alumni and let these Alumni also give back to the school.

    It is always nice to let the Alumni know that we still remember what they did for the school and that we thank them for there contribution.

    To you as a Alumni and to the rest of the Alumni out there (JD and Pride definitely included) I thank you for what you all have done to shape the landscape of UH Football.

    Mahalo Nui Loa and please keep up the great work.

  202. RainbowCliff December 3, 2009 4:22 pm

    To my Brother Pomai during this Christmas Holiday I dedicate my poem to you and “TITA” as I felt your heartfelt words and your hurt for your LOVE one during this caring season as I reach out to you my brother with my words of sincerity, compassion and rhymes that I wrote in 2003 in memory of my fallen Hawaii football friend Mike Stennis who lost his life at age 45 to colin cancer.

    Don’t think of her as gone away, The journey’s just begun
    Life holds so may simple facets, this earth is only one.

    Just think of her as resting, from the sorrows and the tears
    A place for warmth and comfort, where there are no days or years.

    Think how she must be wishing, that we could no today
    How nothing but our sadness can really pass away

    And think of her as LIVING in the HEARTS of those she touched
    For NOTHING love is ever lost, As SHE is LOVED SO MUCH !

    In memory of Pomai’s Tita as I type it with love and sincerity as
    you touched my HEART when you reached out to me as I kind sir
    reached back and ask ALL of Tsaiko Nation to reach and HUG YOU
    during this Christmas Time Of Year. “RIP Tita”

  203. kama krab December 3, 2009 4:23 pm

    I want to see Masoli win it for Oregan so gotta say go Ducks.

    I wanna play


  204. I love pecan pie December 3, 2009 4:28 pm

    Wisconsin loves to pull three three-hundred pound lineman to the right,
    leading the rusher downfield, usually resulting in a long run or touchdown. It is sorta like three steam rollers. How do you stop a
    steam roller?

  205. RedZone December 3, 2009 4:30 pm

    Use your speed and run em down from behind.

  206. SUP December 3, 2009 4:32 pm

    Speedy Warriors. I wanna play

  207. walter December 3, 2009 4:48 pm

    me too – i wanna play

  208. curveball December 3, 2009 4:49 pm

    Wisconsin loves to pull three three-hundred pound lineman to the right,
    leading the rusher downfield, usually resulting in a long run or touchdown. It is sorta like three steam rollers. How do you stop a
    steam roller?


  209. elum December 3, 2009 4:51 pm

    I wanna play.

    The Oregon Ducks are actually wearing a uniform I like.

  210. d1島 December 3, 2009 5:07 pm

    One more “0”, please.

  211. LizKauai December 3, 2009 5:08 pm

    ST- your header needs another zero:

    I wanna play.

  212. wafan December 3, 2009 5:11 pm

    Go Beavs!!!

    Stuff the ducks!!!

  213. wafan December 3, 2009 5:15 pm

    Could not find my ice scraper yesterday so I bought another on the way home.

    When I got home my old scraper was right where I had left it last year. I swear it was not there in the morning.

    I am not old and crazy. Well, okay I am kind of old, but I am not crazy. I think.

  214. wafan December 3, 2009 5:17 pm

    And, I wanna play!

  215. wafan December 3, 2009 5:19 pm

    Great quote!

    Interviewer to UO coach Chip Kelly: “What is giving your defense the most trouble?”

    Kelly’s response: “Our offense.”


  216. Jason December 3, 2009 5:23 pm

    I wanna play!

    Hey, I still love college, I’m in class again. 😀

  217. LizKauai December 3, 2009 5:23 pm

    wafan… that really was a funny quote.
    OK time to go home.

    I wanna play.

  218. whitey December 3, 2009 5:27 pm

    I wanna play

    if i win, pls give it to duffer and the kid.

  219. Mad Dog December 3, 2009 5:28 pm

    Beaves drove down the field with passes and scored in less than a minute just before the half. Oregon State 23 – Oregon 21

  220. wafan December 3, 2009 5:30 pm

    Go Warriors!

    Go Beavs!

    I wanna play!

  221. d1島 December 3, 2009 5:30 pm


    I liked his comment about ball security better:

    When we give you the ball at the beginning of the play, make sure you have it at the end of the play.

  222. Cheyah! December 3, 2009 5:32 pm

    I Wanna Win!

    Go Warriors!

  223. Pete Jek December 3, 2009 5:33 pm

    “I wanna play.”

  224. wafan December 3, 2009 5:35 pm

    d1 . . .

    Kelly is funny. Perhaps unintentionally. But still funny.

    Of course I would not want to be in their locker room right now. That would definitely not be funny.

  225. wafan December 3, 2009 5:38 pm

    Gosh, I am beat. See you on Aloha Friday!


    GO BEAVS!!!

    I wanna play!!!

  226. Hawaiianbod December 3, 2009 5:44 pm

    i wanna play.

    IF i win, please give the tix to LizK and jm2375.


  227. Kazz (blkberry_storm) December 3, 2009 5:46 pm

    I see Coach Nash in his office decorating his Christmas tree. :mrgreen:

  228. Kazz (blkberry_storm) December 3, 2009 5:52 pm

    Hey hey!!! The Wahine b-ballers lookin GOOD in their Under Armour warm-ups!!! :mrgreen:

  229. Kazz (blkberry_storm) December 3, 2009 5:56 pm

    Good to see Shawna Kuehu out here. She’s in warm up gear too but on crutches of course. She’s standing on the sidelines smiling and supporting her teammates. This team seems really close.

  230. Slugger December 3, 2009 6:02 pm

    Are we still playing?

    I wanna play.

    Gotta get going to the Wahine Basketball game…

    Esme & out…

  231. Slugger December 3, 2009 6:04 pm

    Go Ducks! Muck the Beavs! U of O! U of O!

  232. TChahng [오키나와] December 3, 2009 6:08 pm

    I wanna play.

  233. kailuaboys December 3, 2009 6:09 pm

    “I wanna play.”

  234. Stephen Tsai December 3, 2009 6:09 pm

    Whoops. I had the UH event raising $275.00.

  235. gmahoney December 3, 2009 6:20 pm

    I wanna play.

  236. 808ike December 3, 2009 6:21 pm

    I wanna play!

  237. 808ike December 3, 2009 6:24 pm

    I wanna play.

    GO WARRIORS!!!!!!!!!

  238. UHfan808 December 3, 2009 6:26 pm

    I wanna play!

    Hey, is Pomai still doing his picks?

    Hi Everyone!

  239. 808ike December 3, 2009 6:27 pm

    to whom it may concern :

    I wanna play!!

  240. 808ike December 3, 2009 6:32 pm

    Kazz, Thanks for the summary.

    I wanna play

  241. Kellie December 3, 2009 6:36 pm

    “I wanna play”

  242. hoang December 3, 2009 6:36 pm

    i wanna play

  243. 808ike December 3, 2009 6:37 pm


    Coming to the game?

    I wanna play

  244. 808ike December 3, 2009 6:40 pm


    Coming to the game?

    I wanna play

  245. hoang December 3, 2009 6:42 pm

    i wanna play.

  246. 808ike December 3, 2009 6:43 pm

    Yes, I wanna play

  247. 808ike December 3, 2009 6:47 pm

    Wahine BB on K-5.

    I wanna play

  248. duffer (iPhone) December 3, 2009 6:56 pm

    Don’t understand Oregon. Running plays with 8-10 seconds on the play clock.

  249. Momona December 3, 2009 6:58 pm

    Last night’s event was one of the best – overheard Chancellor Hinshaw say this is how fundraisers need to be. Everyone got the video and a souvenier medallion. Coming out of the helmet was neat. Having Dr. Miyawaki as the guest of honor was fitting.

    The only disappointment was the lack of Tsaikos participation. Besides Kazz, where were the rest of you???

  250. duffer (iPhone) December 3, 2009 6:59 pm

    Going for it on 4th down at the 18. Sound familiar.

  251. Kazz (blkberry_storm) December 3, 2009 7:00 pm

    Adam Leonard in da hale to support the Wahine! :mrgreen:

  252. Kazz (blkberry_storm) December 3, 2009 7:07 pm

    Wow 😯 … When the Stanley isn’t that full you can hear the rain just POUNDING thw roof. Sounds like static.

    Crowd of about 400 here.

  253. 808ike December 3, 2009 7:08 pm

    Curveball #208—-Good one

    I wanna play

  254. 808ike December 3, 2009 7:11 pm

    I wanna play

  255. jm2375 December 3, 2009 7:14 pm

    I wanna play. Okie dokie?

    Rain wreaking havoc with satellite. Interfering with my viewing of Flash Forward. grrrrrrrrrrr…………

  256. Mamitascoulge December 3, 2009 7:24 pm

    А может вам известен сервис где можно совместно строить блок-схемы? Эдакий онлайн-визио? – оказывается ещё и полезный )

  257. Z-trail December 3, 2009 7:32 pm

    I wanna play

  258. NorthShoreFan December 3, 2009 7:36 pm

    The question was asked, “How do you stop a steamroller?”
    You put a chuck under the rollers before it builds up speed. Take the blockers out before they start rolling.

    Could we dress Adam Leonard (incognito) for the game?
    Coach Mac will come up with something innovative for this one.


  259. Kekoa December 3, 2009 7:39 pm

    LizK ~ Dat ua you sed was goin’ blass us guys on da Wessai…well, it did! But was good luck for da Oregon Duckies…dey won!

  260. elum December 3, 2009 7:39 pm

    I wanna play.

    Go Warriors! (UH, not Kamehameha.)

  261. Kekoa December 3, 2009 7:41 pm

    Just wondering what Sailor Blue is going look like aftah walking in da mud around da Cabana. Plus we are back in that leaking one.

  262. RedZone December 3, 2009 7:46 pm

    How come every time a wahine is having a good game they go down? Hope they can suck it up and play in the 2nd half.

  263. Kekoa December 3, 2009 7:55 pm

    momona ~ Regarding your comment about the Tsaiko’s not in attendance at the Dinner last night. 😯

    We was caught unda-wares! It kinda snuck up on us because we just weren’t as prepared to ‘buy’ a table or 3 as per usual. Our point man is usually Stretch for this event. He’s been busy these days *Engineering.*

  264. bighilofan2 December 3, 2009 7:58 pm

    Hiya Tsaikos.

    “I wanna play.”

  265. bighilofan2 December 3, 2009 7:58 pm

    great raising kala for the Warriors.

    Go Go Go.

  266. duffer (iPhone) December 3, 2009 8:02 pm

    Refs calling too many traveling! Some nice Wahine moves inside.

    Are thr refs calling a good game?

  267. jm2375 December 3, 2009 8:11 pm

    Kekoa – #263 – was that “engineering” or “marketing”? 😆

  268. whitey December 3, 2009 8:11 pm

    808ike, sorry, but will be on the road again, so will catch the warriors on the big screen.

  269. bueller555 December 3, 2009 8:13 pm

    I wanna play.

  270. whitey December 3, 2009 8:14 pm

    momona, just for info, some of us don’t need to go cause we give enough to na koa during the year. then there are some of us who live on the outer island, so my question would be, would you attend the same function on the outer island knowing you need to pay for airfare, hotel, ground trans, plus the banquet cost????? and what you contribute during the year don’t count.

  271. oldie December 3, 2009 8:16 pm

    I wanna play


    I wanna win

  272. bueller555 December 3, 2009 8:17 pm

    I wanna play. again.

  273. oldie December 3, 2009 8:18 pm

    I wanna play


    I wanna Warriors to win

  274. oldie December 3, 2009 8:20 pm

    I wanna play


    I wanna all Hawaii to celebrate

  275. bueller555 December 3, 2009 8:22 pm

    I wanna play. Go Warriors!

  276. oldie December 3, 2009 8:22 pm

    I wanna play


    I wanna have my Kool Aid (actually Crystal Light)

  277. oldie December 3, 2009 8:24 pm

    I wanna play


    Okay, ’nuff already!!!

  278. bighilofan2 December 3, 2009 8:27 pm


    I wuz in Hilo. thats where I wuz. had work. kekoa was also right. last minute for many of us. work so0 I can buy my tix for Sat and get there for the game.insteada just watching da tv. 😀 me and my pal gonna get there early afternoon.

    and we’ll be ready for yell wit da best ah da best. 😆

    Go Warriors.!

  279. bueller555 December 3, 2009 8:28 pm

    I wanna play. Go Bows!

  280. bighilofan2 December 3, 2009 8:28 pm

    coming to watch da lights!

    Go Warriors!!!!!!

  281. L10pc December 3, 2009 8:37 pm

    I wanna play….still time left?

  282. oldie December 3, 2009 8:41 pm

    I wanna play…

    Did I win yet?

  283. L10pc December 3, 2009 8:45 pm

    I wanna play….GO WARRIORS!!

  284. whitey December 3, 2009 8:45 pm

    bhf2, have fun at the game and like see your smiling face on tv. going give rasu a call and see if he can make lunch.

  285. madeinhawaii December 3, 2009 8:51 pm

    A Wide Receiver who went on to own a college? Ah the irony of if all…especially when you think of the stigma attached to athletics vs academics… See what you can get when you support athletics?
    Not just a program but a whole COLLEGE!

  286. Momona December 3, 2009 8:51 pm

    whitey/bhf2 – I should have addressed this to the folks that live on Oahu.

    whitey – to answer your question on whether I would go if it was on the neighbor island, it would depend on the day and if I could combine business during the trip. So I guess my answer is maybe.

  287. madeinhawaii December 3, 2009 8:53 pm

    “I wanna play.”

    … was the resounding cry of the Wahine BB players as they took to the court in victory today!

    Way to go!!

    Warriors ..

  288. al December 3, 2009 8:55 pm

    yo whitey.

    have a good one.
    i am surprised you can still walk after doing all that “judging”.

  289. Bandibear December 3, 2009 8:56 pm

    “I wanna play.”

  290. OldDiver December 3, 2009 9:00 pm

    Got a weird one for you.

    My son just received a registered pouch from Mumbai, India containing pills. The pills were labled Pelosta-1. My wife got all wild thinking he was ordering drugs over the internet. We looked up the drug name and found a forum with people saying they have received unsolicited pills in the mail too. Turns out the pills are a cure for baldness. Might flush them down the toilet, or maybe I might give them to some bald person.

  291. whitey December 3, 2009 9:03 pm

    al, got stronger and i can see #2 going with us next yr. konk, bong, whack (from #2’s mom). hoooooo haaa!!!!

  292. UHfan808 December 3, 2009 9:03 pm

    Momona, Sorry, been busy. Neva know about um. Shucks!

  293. Pete Jek December 3, 2009 9:04 pm

    I wanna play.

  294. whitey December 3, 2009 9:05 pm

    olddiver, i hope your son not dropping you a hint. no worry, not everyone can be bald.

  295. jm2375 December 3, 2009 9:06 pm

    OldDiver – please, please, do NOT flush any meds down the toilet.

    I wanna play.

  296. whitey December 3, 2009 9:06 pm

    uh808, looks like you been busy at work. keep it going cause us oldies need help to keep medicare going. hahahahaaaaa

  297. Kona Girl December 3, 2009 9:07 pm

    OldDiver –
    ITS A SCAM – Don’t throw them away, return them. My husband got the same thing and then found out his charge card was being charged every month for them….his were the Amazon Diet Pills. Anyway, the scam is once they know you have accepted the first delivery, they claim that you ordered them and accepted them and then charge your credit card EVERY month. They treat it like a “club” type thing and will keep sending them to you. We’re still battling it with AmEx, but my advice would be to return them so they can’t claim that you “accepted” them to begin with. Good Luck!

  298. whitey December 3, 2009 9:07 pm

    jm, that would be something, catch a papio with hair on it’s head. hahahaaaaa

  299. kaimiloa December 3, 2009 9:08 pm

    I wanna play…

  300. whitey December 3, 2009 9:10 pm

    kona girl, excellent advice.

  301. OldDiver December 3, 2009 9:11 pm

    Kona Girl,

    Thanks for the advice.

  302. whitey December 3, 2009 9:11 pm

    ok, going call it a night. got to catch an early flight.

  303. al December 3, 2009 9:12 pm


    thanks for the reply.

    really though i was thinking that that kind of cross promo could go a long way for na koa to recruit new members. these fanatical tsaiko friends of mine might just need that little push to also make them na koa members.

    there are a good number of tsaiko/na koans in our group. can get more to come along.

    perhaps something simple like getting an invite from na koa to a function. eh, even a tsaiko table for the na koa luncheons might be a great starting point.

  304. Kona Girl December 3, 2009 9:14 pm

    You’re welcome….GO WARRIORS!

  305. whitey December 3, 2009 9:16 pm

    Congratulations to Pete Jek, winnah!!!!!!!

  306. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! December 3, 2009 9:21 pm


    Just got back from a meeting @ my son’s halau. They had a very successful Hoike last Saturday- which I missed because of the Navy Game. I’m missing his 18th birthday this Saturday too… but they will be putting on a FREE show at the Waimea Theatre on Saturday, the 19th at 2pm before the Waimea Light Parade. So PLEASE COME if you are on Kauai!
    The Ukuleleboi will actually play a ukelele again for that show!

    Congrats Pete Jek who won the “good” tickets.
    Looking forward to the next contest 😆

  307. uhwarriors December 3, 2009 9:27 pm


    Tsaikos do come to the lunches and sit at their “regular table” in the back left hand corner of the room. I’m not sure there is any significance but the table is right next to the start of the buffet line.

  308. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! December 3, 2009 9:42 pm

    Hawaiianbod- Thanks for the effort! You are too sweet!

    momona- I got a notice at work from another business – checking to see if we could attend the special event. But the $300 price tag, taking a day off work and spending another $200 for last minute plane tix was too much. Sorry to have missed it.

    Kekoa- glad the ua passed swiftly by. Looks like the Maui folks are next in line!

  309. d1島 December 3, 2009 9:43 pm

    Good game tonight; at one point I thought the scoring might never end!


    Are we that transparent? 😆

  310. Garret December 3, 2009 9:45 pm

    UH has a nice photo gallery for the Centennial Celebration.

  311. Garret December 3, 2009 9:47 pm


    I sat at the Tsaikos table the last time I was in Hawaii when a Na Koa lunch was held…the food was so good and the football discussion so interesting that I’d be at every lunch if I lived in Hawaii.

  312. Garret December 3, 2009 9:48 pm

    Since I live on the mainland, I really appreciate the lunch reports that uhwarriors has done for years. Such a great memory and attention to detail!

  313. Garret December 3, 2009 9:50 pm

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

    Xerox is making it possible to send a free printed postcard to US military personnel stationed overseas. I know that I will show my support and appreciation for their service to our country by sending a card and I encourage others to do so also. I’m even going to get my kids to send cards to the troops overseas–they made cards by hand for soldiers at Walter Reed today.

  314. Garret December 3, 2009 9:50 pm

    Honeybee researchers have discovered the first example of a pheromone that shortens the life of family members–bees can release a deadly odor, where just one sniff will significantly shorten the lifespan of their older sisters!

  315. Garret December 3, 2009 9:51 pm

    Antique jug was donated to an Ohio charity…but the person who gave it to Goodwill apparently didn’t realize that there was $1,500 of pot inside the water jug!

  316. Garret December 3, 2009 9:51 pm

    Interesting approach to fighting obesity…getting the body to generate brown fat cells instead of white fat cells. The whole purpose of brown fat cells are to burn fat (for example, to keep babies warm), so it is possible to use fat cells to “burn” unwanted excess fat! They can apparently regulate the brown fat in order to control exactly how much excess fat the body burns.

  317. Garret December 3, 2009 9:52 pm

    New Zealand consortium was fined $16 million for their spamming operation. They ran the biggest spamming operation in the world, sending 10 billion spam e-mails a day!

  318. Garret December 3, 2009 9:52 pm

    Free play links pau.

  319. madeinhawaii December 3, 2009 10:02 pm


    Well.. so much for the “honey” in ‘honeybee’, eh?

    Brown fat… I was reading about that not too long ago. Sounds very promising. Wonder what food sources contain the PKG enzyme, eh? I wonder. Does that mean that if we stay in colder places instead of saunas, we stand a better chance of losing weight as our body will fight to generate heat and maybe activate some of these cells?

  320. Curt December 3, 2009 10:06 pm

    It’s late and still I wanna play.

  321. madeinhawaii December 3, 2009 10:10 pm


    I believe that same PKG or protein kinase G enzyme is also linked to cancer. Apparently PKG keeps certain cells from proliferating endlessly. When PKG is absent, these cells continue to proliferate out of control as cancer cells.

  322. jm2375 December 3, 2009 10:16 pm

    Congrats to PeteJek. Have a great time at the game.

    I’m still waiting for my tix. 😀

  323. Garret December 3, 2009 10:17 pm


    It is interesting that infant honeybees can release that odor that will force their older sisters to serve them, enhancing the infant’s life but reducing the length of their older siblings. That is a survival mechanism that is pretty cold-blooded.

  324. Bulla December 3, 2009 10:18 pm

    GO WARRIORS……Squeeze the ‘cheese’ boyz… 🙂

  325. madeinhawaii December 3, 2009 10:21 pm

    Pete Jek… congrats on winning !

  326. al December 3, 2009 10:22 pm

    good one.
    yup, don’t get caught between the buffet and the tsaiko table they have been know to blindside an innocent bystander when the cow bell rings.

  327. Garret December 3, 2009 10:23 pm


    I do not think that the brown fat is affected much by adults living in cold weather…other body mechanisms come into play then. There has been a lot of work into the study of being able to control the production of brown fat, because if they can do this the result would be amazing! Self-regulating bodies that burn the excess fat without requiring exercise could wipe out obesity and save millions of lives and billions in health care costs. Buffet owners would definitely rejoice!

    Trouble is, I think when they figure out how this brown fat works it will be quite expensive to control it. So, it might end up being a way for rich people to get rid of their fat, but if the price cannot be brought down then it won’t have much effect on the general public.

  328. madeinhawaii December 3, 2009 10:24 pm


    Hmmm… that honeybee pheremone bit sounds like a winning horror flick story line… some mad scientist developing the human version… enslaving women..( young man’s fantasy) only to have them all grow old on him too quickly.. (young man’s nightmare).

  329. Garret December 3, 2009 10:25 pm

    Lori is sleeping on me so I guess I got to go to sleep also.

  330. madeinhawaii December 3, 2009 10:26 pm

    night Garret

  331. Kekoa December 3, 2009 10:36 pm

    Al ~ Our newest Tsaiko scolded a lady in the buffet line for taking the last serving of salad! Then, she ended up sitting right next to him. She continued to take a verbal pounding from him for eating the last of the salad – even tho she offered to share.

    Then, she told him they brought out a fresh bowl! The dye was cast. Mea Culpas were not acceptable, as she continued to plead her case.

    Life’s lesson learned by this miscreant…DO NOT cross a Tsaiko in any food line. She left very humbled by the experience.

  332. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc December 3, 2009 10:39 pm

    The reason we didn’t attend the dinner last night is simply $$$$. For the two of us, we would have paid $700 ($350 each). Since I took a major hit in income this year because of funding cutbacks plus I’ve got two surgical co-pays coming up later this month, we had to make decisions about what we wanted to spend on nice-2-haves so we went with season tickets for all UH winter & spring sports – men’s volleyball, men’s and women’s basketball, and baseball – rather than attend the dinner.

    Very few mistakes made this evening by the Wahine basketball team – but the real test of how good they are – or even could be – comes this Saturday when they play the Big BYU in Lai`e at 1 pm.

  333. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc December 3, 2009 10:43 pm

    This press releast came in while I was at tonight’s game”

    Bess Press, an independent Honolulu book publishing company,
    offered a generous donation today of recent “Top 20 Bestsellers” – “Hawaii Warrior Football: A Story of Faith, Hope and Redemption” and “IZ: Voice of the People” – to the Hawaii State Public Library System.

    “Hawaii Warrior Football,” written by J. David Miller features a Forward by former UH Head Football Coach June Jones. Author Rick Carroll’s “IZ: Voice of the People” includes a Forward by Marlene Kuupua Kamakawiwoole (wife of the late musician Israel Kamakawiwoole).

    Benjamin “Buddy” Bess, Publisher of Bess Press, presented 3,000 copies of each book worth a combined total of more than $100,000 to State Librarian Richard Burns and Carol Mon Lee, Chairperson of the Board of Education’s Committee on Legislation, Public Charter Schools & Public Libraries.

    “We are very grateful to Buddy Bess and Bess Press for their overwhelming generosity and sincere aloha for Hawaii’s public libraries during this holiday season,” said Burns. “Hawaii Warrior Football,” the most authoritative and significant book in the history of University of Hawaii football, and “IZ: Voice of the People,” which presents the life and times of Israel Kamakawiwoole, one of Hawaii’s greatest musicians, will be added to enhance our sports and music collections, respectively, and are scheduled to be part of various library promotions in the near future.”

  334. chawan_cut December 3, 2009 11:06 pm

    tonight’s news

  335. uhwarriors December 3, 2009 11:17 pm


    Yes. I’ve seen Jason, Slugger, sj-macro, Pride, wassupdoc and a couple of others. I actually have sat at the table with them a couple of times this year. Where were you?

  336. uhwarriors December 3, 2009 11:19 pm

    Reminder – the last Na Koa lunch of the year will be on Monday after the Wisconsin game at the Willows restaurant.

  337. Ralph December 4, 2009 12:12 am

    Mangino resigns from Kansas football for allegations he verbally abused and made physical contact with his players.. Here at UH, the admin had to fire Bolla and pay him off, now he wants to sue UH for reinstatement-sad story. He needs to man up and walk away.

  338. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! December 4, 2009 12:18 am

    NN and SWD!!!

  339. Ralph December 4, 2009 12:26 am

    wvb subregional: winners- Washington, Dayton, FIU and Colorado State

  340. Slugger December 4, 2009 12:57 am

    Congrats, Pete Jek! And Mrs. A-House!

    Night all!

  341. iwonderwhytheyhateme December 4, 2009 12:59 am

    that guy OWNS a college?…..wut the he11?

  342. bighilofan2 December 4, 2009 1:38 am

    Wisconsin. Badgers/

    you’re big, you’ll be coming straight at us.
    I say put up your fists and lets get it on !
    you’re gonna find out our offense is gonna
    burn you, and our defense is awesome!
    31-17, Hawaii!

    Go Warriors.

  343. Pomai December 4, 2009 1:41 am

    momona for me it was a choice of going to the games or to the banquet. Sorry games won out. $$$$$$$$ ouch!!!!

  344. bighilofan2 December 4, 2009 2:03 am

    Marco Johnson

    is a role model and class act from Hawaii.

    founder and owner of Antelope Valley Medical College, Johnson, 37, teaches skills needed to save lives. The school offers extensive classes and vocational training in various aspects of healthcare. The facility, with 10 full-time teachers, provides cardiopulmonary resuscitation cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), emergency procedure used to treat victims of cardiac and respiratory arrest. CPR can be done in a hospital with drugs and special equipment or as a first-aid technique.

    A person trained and certified to appraise and initiate the administration of emergency care for victims of trauma or acute illness before or during transportation of victims to a health care (EMT See Efficient markets theory. ) training and certification, and re-certification to individuals and businesses throughout the state of California. Corporate clients include Boeing Co., Burger King, nearby Antelope Valley Hospital, and employees of the city of Lancaster in Lancashire, England.
    Throughout his career, Johnson says he has witnessed hundreds of unnecessary civilian causalities due to a lack of civilian CPR and first-aid training. The most disturbing event for him occurred on Christmas Eve 1996. Johnson and his colleagues were battling a raging blaze in Los Angeles; a single mother and her three children were trapped inside a burning apartment building. While firefighters were successful in rescuing the family from the inferno, two of the children suffered respiratory failure. The third child died in the rescue unit.

    Johnson believes that if onlookers and passers-by had been trained in even the most basic methods of CPR and emergency assistance, one or perhaps all of the children would have survived. “Instead, the lives of three innocent children expired and a mother lost her family,” he says. “I will never forget that night and seeing the bodies of those children.”

    It was this tragic event that prompted him to start the school, initially as a side business with his wife, Sandra, helping out. “My wife would schedule appointments and I would teach classes between shifts and on my days off from the fire department,” he says. Using borrowed mannequins, Johnson held free CPR and first-aid training seminars from home and taught only a handful of students. After a few months, as his classes started to grow, he was able to buy his own teaching equipment, rent office space, and reap a small profit.

    Johnson is very passionate when discussing the importance of CPR training. “Knowing the basics of CPR and first aid saves lives,” he says. “Knowing how to take someone’s pulse and heart rate and do chest compressions can mean the difference between life and death.”

    Antelope Valley Medical College is his college.

    Good job, Marco Johnson. Enjoy your success. Warrior Nation is Proud of you and your accomplishments both at UH and in the pros in Texas.

  345. bighilofan2 December 4, 2009 2:32 am

    looking forward to big things, Gordy, big things.

    Go Warriors.

  346. bighilofan2 December 4, 2009 2:34 am


    howzit howzit. say hi to rasu from us. break a leg at the table!

  347. Kekoa (iPhone) December 4, 2009 3:57 am

    Bhf2 ~ wisky needs to hear more from the media about much more superior they are. Then, when they feel the licks from Blaze/Fonoti/Kiesel/Silva and the others, it won’t hurt so bad!

  348. Kekoa (iPhone) December 4, 2009 4:01 am

    Missing the word ‘how’ after ‘about.’
    Need to go back sleep!

    Wafan sign me up for Special Needs class at your school.

  349. βρεω808 December 4, 2009 5:31 am

    ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ Good..Aloha..Friday..Morning..Tsaikos..and..Warrior..Nation!!! ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀

  350. βρεω808 December 4, 2009 5:33 am

    ~~•~~ ★ ★ ★ Drink whiskey!!! BEAT WISCY!!! ★ ★ ★ ~~•~~

    ~~•~~~~•~~~~•~ ★ ★ ★ Go WARRIORS!!! ★ ★ ★ ~•~~~~•~~~~•~~

  351. βρεω808 December 4, 2009 5:37 am

    ~~•~~ ★ ★ ★ OK to be frisky!!! but-BEAT WISCY!!! ★ ★ ★ ~~•~~

    ~~•~~~~•~~~~•~ ★ ★ ★ Go WARRIORS!!! ★ ★ ★ ~•~~~~•~~~~•~~

  352. βρεω808 December 4, 2009 5:40 am

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  353. βρεω808 December 4, 2009 5:48 am

    ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ W A H I N E V O L L E Y B A L L!!! ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀

  354. d1島 December 4, 2009 6:13 am

    Great Morning All!


    NaKoa lunch is always a “Game Day Decision” for me. Sometimes can, sometimes no can.
    Hopefully, I’ll see you next Monday. 🙂

  355. d1島 December 4, 2009 6:15 am



    Have a terrific day erryboddy!

    Short day of hanahana den off to PDX!



  356. Kekoa (iPhone) December 4, 2009 6:17 am

    Good morning Brew! So you still wanna play? Come for the Wiscy t-gate and game. See Sailor Blue turn into :mrgreen:

  357. bighilofan2 December 4, 2009 6:23 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

    D1, good one!

    Kekoa, missed you, went back nene.
    went to read up in Wisconsin. nothing. nothing.

    looking forward to seeing y’all tomorrow afternoon.

    Go Warriors.

  358. jm2375 December 4, 2009 6:24 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos, especially Kekoa-sensei and brew.

    Good luck to the Wahine, although I know they won’t need it today.


  359. bighilofan2 December 4, 2009 6:25 am

    Howzit Brewski.

    ya Kekoa, looking forward to seeing Sailor Blue go :mrgreen:
    I think he’ll like dat. goes wit his eyes. 😆

  360. bighilofan2 December 4, 2009 6:26 am


    good morning good morning.

    did ya get thanked yet today for all dat you do?

    Good Job!

    say hi to da Doc.

  361. LizKauai (iPhone) December 4, 2009 6:27 am

    Aloha kakahiaka! Have a great day!

  362. LizKauai (iPhone) December 4, 2009 6:32 am

    Bhf2. Thanks for the Marco Johnson story. Talk about fitting the shoe to the horse! Help where help is needed!
    On to PT. Have a great pre-gameday!

  363. bighilofan2 December 4, 2009 6:39 am

    Ah…. the Hyatt Regency ….
    Wisconsin gonna enjoy dat spot.

    great mammaries! :mrgreen: 😆 :mrgreen:

  364. bighilofan2 December 4, 2009 6:42 am

    fo summa yu slo pokes….

    uddaz….dats where da cheese begins……

    :mrgreen: 😆 :mrgreen:

    i no i no… summa yu got dem right away…
    like D1 and whitey…. and AJoe if he wuz up.


  365. Kekoa December 4, 2009 6:51 am

    Good morning little Miss jm2375! (That’s the total season yardage Salas will end with).

    1. Have a quiet day at work.

    2. Be good girl.

    3. Eat your veggies.

    4. Get ready for T-gate tomorrow.

    5. Help da Tsaiko’s come out to play-i-a!


  366. Kekoa December 4, 2009 6:56 am

    New post…

  367. bighilofan2 December 4, 2009 7:02 am

    aha! from da Madison paypah: Translation: Rockin times tomorrow nite!

    Jim Polzin | 608-252-6473 | | Posted: Friday, December 4, 2009 5:00 am | (2)comments

    Morry Gash/Associated Press .
    ..Game facts: Wisconsin at Hawaii

    What: Wisconsin (8-3) at Hawaii (6-6) in a nonconference college football game

    When: Saturday, 10:30 p.m. Central time

    Where: Aloha Stadium, Honolulu

    TV: ESPN2 with Terry Gannon and David Norrie

    Radio: WIBA-FM/101.5 and AM/1310 with Matt Lepay and Mike Lucas

    Schedules, rosters, stats: Wisconsin | Hawaii
    HONOLULU — In one breath, Kerry Cooks says he believes the University of Wisconsin football team’s cornerbacks will bounce back from a poor performance two weeks ago against Northwestern.

    In the next, the Badgers’ secondary coach admits he never knows quite what he’s going to get from a young group that includes starters Devin Smith and Niles Brinkley.

    So Cooks will hope for the best but knows he’ll ultimately have to wait and see until the Badgers take the field Saturday night against pass-happy Hawaii at Aloha Stadium.

    “As soon as you feel pretty good about a game or two games, about the kids understanding the concepts and practicing hard and moving forward and being ready to take that next step, then you face a game to where they take another step back,” Cooks said. “Now you’re back to square one.”

    That’s where Cooks’ players find themselves after the Badgers’ 33-31 loss to Northwestern on Nov. 21. The Wildcats had 364 passing yards and became the fourth team this season to have at least three passing touchdowns against UW, which ranks 76th nationally in pass efficiency defense.

    The cornerbacks aren’t solely to blame for those issues, but they’re clearly the weakest link on the team.

    Cooks’ biggest issue with Smith, Brinkley and backup Antonio Fenelus has been a lack of consistency. The young corners – Smith and Fenelus – are sophomores, Brinkley – a junior – will be good in one game and bad in the next.

    Case in point: On Oct. 31, UW held Purdue, which is third in the Big Ten Conference in passing offense, to 81 yards through the air. The next week, Indiana passed for 323 yards and three touchdowns and nearly pulled off an upset.

    Sometimes, as was the case against Northwestern, UW’s Jekyll and Hyde act will appear in the same game. The Wildcats produced 248 passing yards, 27 points and all three of their passing touchdowns during a first half that saw them build a 13-point lead.

    In the second half, Northwestern had 116 passing yards and scored its only points on field goals.

    Had it not been for the fact Cooks shaves his head, he would have plucked every last hair out by hand this season.

    “You can’t begin to understand how frustrating that is,” Cooks said. “You go out there in the first half and you give up (27) points, then you come back and give up six points. It’s like, ‘Go play that way in the first half.’

    “And all it is is just focus and paying attention to the details.”

    UW (8-3) will need to do both well to contain Hawaii (6-6), which features a run-and-shoot offense that uses four wide receivers and ranks third nationally with 348.7 passing yards per game. Sophomore quarterback Bryant Moniz’s favorite target is Greg Salas, a 6-foot-2, 200-pound junior who has 103 receptions for 1,559 yards and eight touchdowns this season.

    Preventing the big play is something the Badgers have struggled with this season. It could be an issue again against Salas, who averages 15.1 yards per catch, and the Warriors.

    UW has allowed 41 pass plays of 20 or more yards this season, including 15 completions of 30 or more yards.

    Northwestern had seven plays of 20 or more yards through the air against UW – including six in the first half – while Michigan State, Iowa and Indiana each had six apiece.

    “It has to be every play, every game,” Cooks said. “It can’t be every 10 plays are great and then have one (bad) play, because that one play is the one that hurts us.”

    While going against an excellent passing attack such as Hawaii’s might not seem like an ideal scenario after the way things played out for the UW secondary at Northwestern, coach Bret Bielema sees it as an opportunity for the group to prove itself.

    “The only way you get it off your chest is to go out and play,” Bielema said. “I like the fact that they know that they’re a focal point of our success.”

    Cooks might not know exactly what he’ll get from his group Saturday, but he’s confident effort won’t be an issue.

    “They definitely won’t back down,” Cooks said. “They’ll be excited. They’ve got a bad taste in their mouth right now that they want to get out. As a DB, these are the type of games that you want to play in

    day yu go!

    Coach Rolo! Moniz! Medeiros! Salas. You Go Go Go!

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