Night 3: Notes

The Warriors had 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 drills for the first time this training camp. The offense received several new plays, which resulted in an uneven performance. The same menu of plays will be used this afteroon (4 p.m.-6 p.m. practice), then more plays will be added for practices Friday and Saturday.
• It appears quarterback Kiran Kepo‘o will not play for the Warriors this fall. His No. 12 jersey is being given to Greg Alexander.
• Running back Jake Heun has been hobbled by a tight calf. He suffered the injury during Monday’s practice.
• Mike Washington made the best play. He broke off a bubble route, cut between two defenders, caught Inoke Funaki’s pass and race away.

Here’s John Estes’ father and brother:


Here are Kamehameha alums Rob25 and Nalani Choy:


* * *

Deondre Powell is regarded as the fifth recruit to commit for 2009. But next year’s class also should include the grayshirts, such as wide receiver Kalua Noa, defensive end Alema Tachibana, linebacker Art Laurel, and defensive backs Christian Vasconcellos and Earvin Sione.

Courtesy of our friend Jon Nielsen, here are pictures of Powell, as well as one with quarterback Corey Nielsen:




* * *

Friends are planning a fundraiser for former UH offensive lineman Bernard Carvalho tomorrow at the Disabled American Veteran on Nimitz. The event is from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 each. Several former players will attend, including Pride Period.



  1. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 6, 2008 7:44 am


  2. Dennis Halloran August 6, 2008 7:46 am

    Congrats on getting another speedy outside receiver,
    Shades of the RGM, Bess, CJ group!

  3. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 6, 2008 7:46 am

    “Powell Is Island-Bound – 13 hours ago
    He also had a chance to work out with Ryan Grice-Mullen, the former star receiver at Hawaii. “I worked out with Grice-Mullen and I know he isn’t very big …?

    This came up in Google but I can’t get into the site to read the rest.

  4. tom mui August 6, 2008 7:49 am

    LIZ: Hope you are doing better!

    Thanks again for all the news stories about Colt et al.

    Good morning Tsaikos! (r)

  5. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 6, 2008 7:53 am

    tom mui- will go to dr. today… still feel very junk.

  6. Loa August 6, 2008 7:58 am

    morning gang!

    Liz – get some rest and please take care of your health, else i see one slippah coming from the ceded lands

    wow, 2009 class shaping up real fast

    Stephen – did coach mack set the training camp schedule for different times so more fans get a chance to see the workouts?

    have a nice day

  7. WarriorMojo August 6, 2008 8:05 am

    Top Ten baby! Just like the Warriors going be!

    Howzit, Puna boy.

    LizK, add me to the chorus: You go doctor TODAY!

  8. Stretch August 6, 2008 8:10 am

    LIz – take care of yourself. What did you eat at Tip Top yesterday that is making you feel sick??

  9. UHfan808 August 6, 2008 8:13 am

    Good morning Tsaikos & Tsaikettes!

    Just wanted to wish everyone a great day.

  10. UHfan808 August 6, 2008 8:16 am

    Yesterday forgot to thank everyone that posted stories and clips. Thank you!

    I left before you last nite and now you’re here before me. Did you get any sleep? lol. Take care that cold! 😳
    Wowow we reached 596 posts on last thread!!! giggle
    Need my pic fix so can’t wait to witness practice this afternoon. Thanks Coach Mac & et al for having two late afternoon ones. chawan- of couse we Tsaikettes love videos too, but just gotta do with pics for now. At least (luckily) we have ST’s pics! 😉

  11. koakane™ August 6, 2008 8:27 am

    just happened to be lurking and noticed a new post up

    howziit and morning again tsaiko nation

    checking the calendar and next friday is admissions day or statehood day for da old timers. so with no schoolie can make the two days next week whoooootah.

  12. Myki (i touch) August 6, 2008 8:28 am

    Good morning to Stephen and to the Tsai-ko nation!

    Liz please take care of yourself. Listen to the doctor and heed his advice.

    Looking forward to seeing some of you this afternoon.

  13. bonar August 6, 2008 8:28 am


  14. Stretch August 6, 2008 8:29 am

    anyone know when the tickets for the Aug 21 Pigskin Pigout goes on sale??

  15. Kekoa August 6, 2008 8:30 am

    Good Morning Tsaiko Nation!

    Glad to hear that Aunty Liz is going doctah today. Nevah mine privacy ack…have the results on line before cob. There is a good chance that there will a barrage of XL Slippahs coming your way if you don’t!

    FB practice at 4 PM today. Da twins on da loose in Manoa will give the boys incentive to make big body!…and big plays.


  16. jm2375 August 6, 2008 8:33 am

    Good morning Tsaikos!

    Looking forward to your reports from practice today. Any signs of the day-to-day improvement that needs to be happening right now?

  17. sjmacro August 6, 2008 8:43 am

    Stretch: I believe the tickets are already on sale. You can call Murphy’s at 531-0422 and probably order them over the phone.

  18. Loa August 6, 2008 8:45 am

    stretch – heard don murphy on the radio yesterday and he said for sale already

  19. al August 6, 2008 8:54 am

    good morning y’all.

    lizk…..ask the doc if he should rule out menigitis, since its been going around.

    on another note….so if sione, tachibana, vasconcellos, and laurel are pushed back to grayshirt status.

    is it saying to us that the apr was worst than anticipated therefore, not as many available scholarships for 08?

    or will some be counted as 08 and some counted for 09?

    and where does noa count?

    and, and what about waylon lolotai’s coming in 09?

    now that we don’t have a permanent compliance person, what’s the deal here?

    and, and, and i do agree that the 09 class is off to such a great start and its off the charts as far this program goes.

    also, i am hearing that one or two more las vegas top 20 players may be committing soon including a former iolani student. tuioti’s worth is being proven already.

  20. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 6, 2008 8:55 am

    Yup Colt is being taken seriously now…

  21. Stretch August 6, 2008 9:00 am

    Thanks SJ & Loa – will pick up a ticket for the event.

  22. Da Punchbowl Kid August 6, 2008 9:03 am

    Good morning Gangeez!

    8) 8) 8)

    Da fucha’s so bright…

  23. da princess' classmate August 6, 2008 9:03 am

    morning all

    still hoping uh can somehow bring in ms. doris sullivan, but man, tony tuioti has been on da job for less than a month and we’re already reaping huge benefits. still couple more weeks til start of ;08 season but i’m eagerly anticipating LOI day in ’09.

    any update on percy havin’s ankle? be a great help in he ain’t close to 100% come 8/30

  24. Da Punchbowl Kid August 6, 2008 9:05 am

    Ms. Lizzy-
    Wut time is your Dr.s appointment? We need a FULL report as SOON as you are pau there. Prayers going up for you right now!

  25. midori7 August 6, 2008 9:08 am

    Morning Tsaikos!

    Great news about Powell!

    Can’t wait to watch practice this afternoon!

  26. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 6, 2008 9:08 am

    okok going to bocha and head for da dr. (2 blocks away). Da irony is, I got sick right afta talking to da dr. about my blood test last week. Da only flag was my triglycerides. Mebbe it was fuud poisoning?
    We’ll see.

  27. al August 6, 2008 9:12 am

    doubtful its the food. wouldn’t last that long. tell the doc you caught it at his office, maybe slide you one discount.

  28. midori7 August 6, 2008 9:12 am

    forgot to add…

    Liz: hope your doc can figure out what’s going on & get you better!!!

  29. Stretch August 6, 2008 9:14 am

    Liz – I hope it isn’t food poisoning and if it is, I hope you didn’t eat the loco moco yesterday, that’s what I had.

  30. mauiwarrior August 6, 2008 9:17 am

    Don’t all the greyshirts count toward the 09 class

  31. homey ∭ August 6, 2008 9:23 am

    Hello everyone, hope you are having a pleasant morning.

  32. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 6, 2008 9:24 am

    Nice HOF game stuff… byee!

  33. (Jesse) James August 6, 2008 9:26 am

    Good morning Tsaikos and Tsaikettes….

    Great to hear about the recruits. Good to see practices going well.

    Liz, take care of yourself and keep us updated as to your condition.

    Hope everyone has a good day.

  34. (Jesse) James August 6, 2008 9:27 am

    And just a reminder:

    For those of use who can’t make it to the Swamp to cheer on our beloved Warriors, we can do the next best thing and get together and cheer them on. So, the first TV Tsaikogate viewing of 2008 is on. Come join us for a great time watching our Warriors take on the Florida Gators.



    Date: Saturday, August 30, 2008
    Time: 6:00 a.m. (yes, that’s six in the morning)
    Cost: $20 (all you can eat breakfast and all you can drink coffee)

    Breakfast menu includes:

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

    Please visit Steve M’s website for further details and RSVP to either myself (on this blog) or Steve M.


  35. Stretch August 6, 2008 9:27 am

    James – you going to practice today?? I think ST is expecting you to be there

  36. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 6, 2008 9:30 am

    Stretch- I had eggs, bacon and fried rice.

  37. Stretch August 6, 2008 9:31 am

    liz – enough blogging, go doctor already. In other words, “beat it” hahahaha

  38. (Jesse) James August 6, 2008 9:33 am

    So, how many scholies do we have for the 09 season to still give? Some of it will be dependent on the performance of this year’s class as well right? I know we’re getting ahead of ourselves a bit but just wondering…..ST?? Help???

  39. Stretch August 6, 2008 9:35 am

    SI has a preseason poll from 1 to 119. They show Hawaii at 81. Pretty sad, two of the bottom three teams are from the WAC, Idaho (117) and Utah State (119)

  40. (Jesse) James August 6, 2008 9:36 am

    Stretch…I don’t get off until 5:30 today….so probably can’t make it. What is the practice schedule looking like for the next few weeks??

  41. al August 6, 2008 9:37 am

    mauiwarrior… once said that grayshirts could be counted in either the current year and/or the forthcoming year. i guess that is why they are gray shirts being in the gray area.

  42. Pride. August 6, 2008 9:41 am

    Will Corey Nielsen follow in the footsteps of former Gahr QB Jim Zorn? Hopefully the answer is YES.

  43. homey ∭ August 6, 2008 9:42 am

    Where’s UHfan808?

    UHfan808 – The last picture you sent was blurry. Can you send me a clearer pic! hehehehe…giggle giggle…

  44. Pomai August 6, 2008 9:44 am

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

  45. homey ∭ August 6, 2008 9:46 am

    (J)J – I sent you an email with the sched. Let me know what day!!!

  46. homey ⑤ August 6, 2008 9:50 am

    Hope to see some huge lineman committing to the Warriors.

  47. sunlinelv August 6, 2008 9:51 am

    Here is an article about another potential recruit from the las vegas area:

    “The Palo Verde Panthers are one of the most talented teams in the western region this year. With a boatload of speed in the backfield, this team also has an impact linebacker that has seen interest really pick up in him during the summer.

    “I went to the All-Poly Camp and since then I have seen things really pick up,” said Liloa Nobriga. “I picked up an offer from Hawaii last week while Utah and Stanford have given verbal offers. Stanford says they just need my test scores. Colorado and Arizona have also said they are very interested while Utah State said they are close.”

    “I measured in at 6-foot-3 and 225-pounds, I have also improved my strength. This year, it’s just about taking the game day-by-day. It’s all about the team. We can’t stop thinking about the last game (Sunset Title game versus Gorman). We really want to get the state title this year.”

    “Right now I would say I’m leaning toward UH. I like that Coach Tony Tuioti is there.”

    “I will always like UNLV as well. They were my first offer. I rally like Coach Mike Sanford and Upresa. They are recruiting me hard.”

    “I will be visiting Arizona this Saturday on an unofficial. Coach Michael Smith is the coach that has been recruiting me the most. If they offer, that could be touch to pass. It’s the Pac 10 and I have a friend there that says he loves it”

    As for a personal goal, Nobriga has set the bar high looking to notch 150 tackles and 20 sacks. According to him, he enjoys having big goals.”

  48. Stretch August 6, 2008 9:52 am

    The bottom teams in the WAC need to “Step Up”. Even Hawaii at 81 is not too hot, that is the bottom third of the country.

    Per SI’s Poll
    Conference Rankings (average of all teams)
    SEC 34.08
    Big 12 36.50
    Big East 39.38
    Big 10 40.82
    Pac 10 44.16
    Mountain West 71.56
    C-USA 80.92
    WAC 84.22
    MAC 91.92
    SunBelt 94.75

  49. homey ⑤ August 6, 2008 9:54 am

    sunlinelv – Thanks for the info! Nice read.

  50. al August 6, 2008 9:55 am

    sunlinelv…..are you picking my brains?

  51. Gorg August 6, 2008 9:55 am

    Howzit Tsai-Kos!!

    Great point homey. Can’t pass or run if the linemen don’t block. From a former O-lineman, I would love to see those big dudes pancaking a gator or two.

  52. Stephen Tsai August 6, 2008 9:56 am

    No, Carvalho is not sick. He’s running for Kaua‘i Mayor.

  53. al August 6, 2008 9:56 am

    ref: post #19

  54. Stephen Tsai August 6, 2008 9:57 am

    So, I’m sitting at home, watching Comedy Central, and up pops a Heald College commercial.
    Yep, it was the first time I saw Wreckneyze’s ad.

  55. Stretch August 6, 2008 9:57 am

    al – you must be tsai-chic

  56. Pomai August 6, 2008 9:57 am

    sjmacro and chawan_cut could you guys email me at pomai at tsai-kos dot com

  57. homey ⑤ August 6, 2008 9:58 am

    Stretch – Sheesh, no respect from SI. I don’t give a rip about SI. In fact when I go to the doctor’s office and there is a SI Swimsuit edition or a Highlights children magazine I pick the Highlights. SI can kiss DPK’s okole!

  58. MeiLing August 6, 2008 10:01 am

    Aloha kakahiaka, gangeez!

    LizK, Hope you get to feeling better!

    Leon W-J! Looking forward to seeing him running down the field. Sounds like it’s his time.

    Have fun at practice.

    Leila, great articles!

    ST ~ Hope to get you some more pics by tonight.

  59. Stephen Tsai August 6, 2008 10:02 am

    Teams are allowed to offer a maximum of 25 new scholarships a year, with a maximum of 85 players total on the overall roster. But, doing the math, you can’t bring in 25 players a year because that would exceed the 85-player limit. There are a lot of scholarship players completing their eligibility after this season, so there’s more scholarship room in 2009 than now.

  60. al August 6, 2008 10:02 am

    st….where is leatigaga on the depths?

    homey….you also read my thoughts. we probably go after another wr, qb, rb, and a couple of corners. lb’s are always good finds cause they could also end up on the line. but, where’s the beef? we seem to have many offers out there for many a local lineman, but, so far no committals.

    pride……speaking of zorn. funny how he publicly critiques colt’s improvising, risk taking style. i recall him to be a scrambling, whirling dervish, miracle playmaking quarterback who was the second coming of fran tarkenton during his heyday at seattle.

  61. gigi-hawaii © August 6, 2008 10:03 am

    ST, Disabled Veterans? That was misleading. Glad that Carvalho is well.

  62. Stephen Tsai August 6, 2008 10:03 am

    Grayshirts also can count again the 2008 recruiting class in certain situations. So there’s some flexibility. Tony Tuioti can sort it all out. Will bring him in as a chat guest when things calm down a little bit. Right now we’re all overheated because of the mid-day practices.

  63. homey ⑤ August 6, 2008 10:03 am

    Gorg – yep, it’s about time to start looking for O-linemen. Oh, and a couple of running backs too.

  64. Bowzos August 6, 2008 10:04 am

    Ever since that reporter from SI pulled that stuff about Michelle Wie’s drop at the Samsung, I stopped reading SI and even going to their website. Will have nothing to do with them. If that’s the kind of reporters that have, I’m not surprised they have Hawaii so low.

  65. da princess' classmate August 6, 2008 10:05 am

    is dis liloa nobriga kid that one that went to iolani for a couple of years then transferred to LV??

  66. Pomai August 6, 2008 10:06 am

    ST could you send me your cell #

  67. Da Punchbowl Kid August 6, 2008 10:07 am

    Make sure you save those pre-season rankings til Hawaii wins a bowl game to close the season. We should know what expect from “polls” early in the season. To place Hawaii at #81 is classic media stupidity and ignorance. *sigh* Same bullsh*t, different year. 👿


  68. gigi-hawaii © August 6, 2008 10:09 am

    ST, typo in your entry —

    AmericanS Veteran

  69. Stephen Tsai August 6, 2008 10:10 am

    Leatigaga, who is back from knee problems, has a way to go to make it into the rotation.

  70. al August 6, 2008 10:11 am

    stretch….i like the fact that (again) we get no respect. i am sure a lot of the low rankings are the result of the sugar bowl demise coupled with the loss of colt brennan and the four horseman. also, add to the mix the “absence” of projected starter graunke, we become an easy target to push down the rankings.

    but, i like it. doesn’t it make a national power like florida tend to overlook us? i’ll bet they will spend some time on their preparations for us but will also be looking ahead to the huge rivalry game with miami the following week.

    i like it. who knows? they could be ripe for the pickings.

  71. Da Punchbowl Kid August 6, 2008 10:13 am

    homey ⑤:

    August 6th, 2008 at 9:58 am
    Stretch – Sheesh, no respect from SI. I don’t give a rip about SI. In fact when I go to the doctor’s office and there is a SI Swimsuit edition or a Highlights children magazine I pick the Highlights. SI can kiss DPK’s


    I beg your pardon, homey!!! Those lips have sucked more BCS butt than I care to imagine! Keep those filthy, disgusting, lying lips off of my pikake scented hinterlands! 😆

  72. duffer August 6, 2008 10:15 am

    Al & ST

    Sent an email to both. ST sent to ur edu account.

  73. gigi-hawaii © August 6, 2008 10:17 am

    I never read SI, either. Not even their swimsuit issue. haha

  74. Pomai August 6, 2008 10:19 am

    Stretch I think the guys at SI are smoking too much Maui Wowi, cuase they sure don’t know chit about football. They have every SEC above us so I wonder who there favorite conference is, what a joke.

  75. homey ⑤ August 6, 2008 10:20 am

    DPK – 😆 Okay, you may be right but I was just thinking they could scrape the barnacles off at the same time.

  76. Stephen Tsai August 6, 2008 10:24 am

    They still make Highlight magazine?
    That was my favorite as a kid. I remember Goofus and Gallant, the bear family and the hidden pictures.
    I’m getting misty-eyed again.

  77. homey ⑤ August 6, 2008 10:26 am

    Pomai – No ways we would send them Maui Wowie. That’s too good for them. If anything, they are drinking some moonshine from some backyard hillbilly distillery. Or maybe smoking some LSD laced ganja from Jamaica. Or shooting some opium from Afghanistan that was pissed on by some wimpy Afghan who can’t protect his own country.

  78. al August 6, 2008 10:26 am

    dpc….yes, he is the same one who was an all stater in basketball his fresh or soph years.

  79. Stephen Tsai August 6, 2008 10:27 am

    SI used to be known more for its great writing — and photos, of course — than for the day-to-day reports. Then several years ago, they started to lose some of their best writers, and they went with all of the small features. As a weekly, the magazine isn’t equipped to meet the up-to-the-keyboard-click demand of today’s public.

  80. J August 6, 2008 10:29 am


    I think you can still flip through Highlights at my dad’s office…

  81. homey ⑤ August 6, 2008 10:30 am

    ST – I still see them in the office! My favorites are the hidden pictures, jokes sent in by kids, and find the differences in the pictures.

  82. what's wrong August 6, 2008 10:30 am

    Eh. What’s wrong wit you?

    Who cares if get typos?
    You no make mistakes lady?
    You always bring me out of lurk mode.
    Sheesh. Get one life!

  83. gigi-hawaii © August 6, 2008 10:30 am

    ST, please see post #68…

  84. mauiwarrior August 6, 2008 10:30 am

    al:thanks for the clarification on the gray shirt………….

    Everyone: who cares what the media says, they don’t know shirt……..the thing we can do is turn around at the end of the season and remind them how stupid they were……….and maybe it will allow us to surprise some people………..low expectations from the media=motivation for the players, lets use it to our advantage

  85. Da Punchbowl Kid August 6, 2008 10:32 am

    I’m confused… I could have sworn that you said to save the barnacles for YOU! 😆

  86. gigi-hawaii © August 6, 2008 10:33 am

    let’s hope the media opinions don’t result in low morale for the players.

  87. al August 6, 2008 10:33 am

    thanks for leatigaga update.
    hope he gets back to playing shape. he looked like a beast.

  88. homey ⑤ August 6, 2008 10:35 am

    DPK – Opihi yes, barnacles no.

    So when you headed out to the next practice? I’m waiting to see when James can go. I’m looking at a morning practice when the players are in full gear. Then maybe go somewhere afterward to replenish bodily nutrients.

  89. Hawaiianbod August 6, 2008 10:36 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!

    Anyone know the mentally-challenged individual who posted posts 598-600 on yesterday’s blog???

  90. Stephen Tsai August 6, 2008 10:36 am

    Okie and dokie, LIz.

  91. gigi-hawaii © August 6, 2008 10:38 am

    haha ST, das my boy! But correct it to


    Tanks, brah

  92. gigi-hawaii © August 6, 2008 10:38 am

    Sorry I meant


  93. homey ⑤ August 6, 2008 10:39 am

    gigi – if a book critic said your books suck would that give you a low morale or self esteem?

  94. gigi-hawaii © August 6, 2008 10:40 am

    A friend used to have a job as a proofreader. He was very good at it.

  95. Rob25 August 6, 2008 10:42 am

    homey ⑤:

    August 6th, 2008 at 10:26 am
    Pomai – No ways we would send them Maui Wowie. That’s too good for them. If anything, they are drinking some moonshine from some backyard hillbilly distillery. Or maybe smoking some LSD laced ganja from Jamaica. Or shooting some opium from Afghanistan that was pissed on by some wimpy Afghan who can’t protect his own country.

    K-den homey…how is that you know so much about all these things?

    Hey UHfan808 and Midori7…I’m coming to practice today also.

  96. mauiwarrior August 6, 2008 10:42 am

    the team shouldn’t get low morale from the media, they’re football players, it will serve more as motivation, u know how those things work, tell someone they can’t do something and they will attempt to prove them wrong…………………DA WARRIORS will prove that they belong up there with Boise St. and Fresno St. or at least ahead of Nevada

  97. gigi-hawaii © August 6, 2008 10:42 am

    homey, I was very upset when my aunt criticized my 2nd book. Didn’t speak to her for almost 3 years!

    Of course, she went out of her way to call all our relatives and tell them not to buy my book, and if they had already done so, not to read it.

  98. homey ⑤ August 6, 2008 10:43 am

    <blockquote Hawaiianbod:
    August 6th, 2008 at 10:36 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!

    Anyone know the mentally-challenged individual who posted posts 598-600 on yesterday’s blog???Haven’t met the individual but I hear that the individual owes me a bottle of CR.

  99. Stephen Tsai August 6, 2008 10:46 am

    Hey, bod, thanks for putting us over 600.
    Much appreciated.

  100. Stretch August 6, 2008 10:46 am

    homey – should I bring the shotglasses??

  101. (Jesse) James August 6, 2008 10:46 am

    Homey..I actually like SI’s swimsuit edition, it gives me fashion ideas for the summer….MWAAHAHAHAHAHA

    I like Highlights too…love the picture find….LMAO

    Probably will only be able to make the Saturday practices until after the 18th….Anyone wanna go this Saturday and have a lunch after?

  102. Stephen Tsai August 6, 2008 10:50 am

    I can understand your ire, especially since it was autobiographical. But you’ve got to roll with the punches. As long as they’re upset about the content and not the style, you’re OK.

  103. homey ⑤ August 6, 2008 10:51 am

    Wow my blockquote nevah work!

    Rob3.14159265 – I am a former subscriber of Hightimes.

    gigi – so did it lower your morale? That was the question.

  104. Stretch August 6, 2008 10:51 am

    Speaking of glasses – I will finally be making the “Tsaiko” beer mugs next week Friday for the people who ordered them. Sorry for the delay. If anyone wants the 34oz beer mug, please email tsaikoparty at yahoo and we will include you in the order.

  105. Stephen Tsai August 6, 2008 10:52 am

    You might have to cover for some of us on the 18th. We might be hung over.

  106. homey ⑤ August 6, 2008 10:53 am

    Stretch – Bulla will be mixing and there will be j-bombs plus Rob3.14159265 will be bringing something…yeah, bring them. 😆

  107. Da Punchbowl Kid August 6, 2008 10:53 am

    Let’s look to make practice sometime next week, when they’re in pads. Some o’ them soft, delicious biscuits from Jack’s afterwords, maybe.

  108. gigi-hawaii © August 6, 2008 10:53 am

    yep, it was the content. She said the scandal I described in my book was false.

    Of course, I had gotten the info from my uncle, who was at the scene when the scandal occurred.

  109. Da Punchbowl Kid August 6, 2008 10:54 am

    Wut’s Donovan’s email again?

  110. chawan_cut August 6, 2008 10:54 am

    great to see that THE Princess is still keeping involved with her articles.
    i bet she can’t wait for for both football and soccer seasons to start!

  111. Da Punchbowl Kid August 6, 2008 10:55 am

    Maybe Jaymie can join us…

  112. (Jesse) James August 6, 2008 10:55 am

    ST…hungover?? you?? Never….mwahahahahahahahaha

  113. gigi-hawaii © August 6, 2008 10:56 am

    homey, yeah, her criticism was demoralizing. But 3 years later, I have forgiven her and hopefully we can put this behind us.

  114. (Jesse) James August 6, 2008 10:57 am

    DPK…who is this Jaymie you keep referring too??? Is he Koamahu?? MWAHAHAHAHA by the way, haven’t seen Koamahu or Koakane around here for a while…..things that make you go Hmmmmmmm…..

  115. homey ⑤ August 6, 2008 10:58 am

    (J)J – What kind job you get??? I was planning next week Wednesday! Arrgghhh.

  116. Stephen Tsai August 6, 2008 10:58 am

    I think we’ll all be intoxicated by Caryn Kunz’s and Kelli Miura’s singing.
    By the way, DPK can only come to practice if he promises not to violate the tree again.

  117. (Jesse) James August 6, 2008 11:00 am

    ST…LMAO…I remember his tree violation…..j/k. He violated a tree???

  118. gigi-hawaii © August 6, 2008 11:01 am

    “violate the tree” — hmmm, my imagination runs wild on this one.

  119. chawan_cut August 6, 2008 11:01 am

    who’s going to saturday morning practice? that’s the only one i can go to.

  120. Stretch August 6, 2008 11:01 am

    ST – isn’t that how baby trees are made??

  121. Stephen Tsai August 6, 2008 11:01 am

    On the other hand, gigi, at least she read the book.

  122. gigi-hawaii © August 6, 2008 11:01 am

    haha it’s not a good day to be DPK.

  123. homey ⑤ August 6, 2008 11:02 am

    We’d have to be intoxicated to hear Rob3.14159265 sing.

  124. Stephen Tsai August 6, 2008 11:03 am

    I think that’s how trees end up having to go to counseling.

  125. homey ⑤ August 6, 2008 11:03 am

    When the baby trees grow up will they have a fat trunk?

  126. homey ⑤ August 6, 2008 11:04 am

    chawan – meet James on Saturday. Lunch afterward.

  127. Hawaiianbod August 6, 2008 11:05 am

    ST – you’re more than welcome!

    homey – put up your two fingers and say scout’s honor that you actually tried quinoa and did not like it.

  128. homey ⑤ August 6, 2008 11:07 am

    H-bod – “Scouts Honor” (Bobby Brady crossed fingers behind my back)

  129. Stephen Tsai August 6, 2008 11:08 am

    Re: Trees.
    It started with Stretch bringing his friend “Sleeze.” And then we were watching the practice and the next thing I know DPK is 1) saying to a guy from Brand X “did you see my post?” and 2) violating a tree.
    At least DPK had a very cool T-shirt.

  130. g-nalo August 6, 2008 11:08 am

    just happened to be lurking and noticed a new post up

    howziit and morning again tsaiko nation

    checking the calendar and next friday is admissions day or statehood day for da old timers. so with no schoolie can make the two days next week whoooootah.

    i second the above on ‘just happened’ and ‘howzit’.

    hey now………….next friday IS a State Holiday!! ok, UH practice sounds good, they’ll be in pads too.

  131. al August 6, 2008 11:08 am

    yah….there is no jaymie. but, i do know some jamie’s.

    st, that would be the 16th of august. unless your hangovers hang around for two days.

    let’s call the sierra club and the outdoor circle and rat on dpk.
    well, there will be a pho cc soon. asports is arranging it.

  132. Stretch August 6, 2008 11:09 am

    homey ⑤:
    August 6th, 2008 at 11:03 am
    When the baby trees grow up will they have a fat trunk?

    if the father is DPK, yes, with small twigs as “branches”

  133. al August 6, 2008 11:11 am

    dpk did what?
    asked brand x for some love?

    hey, i vote he should be smu’d asap.
    heck about the tree.

  134. Ronnie August 6, 2008 11:13 am

    Hey UHfan808 and Midori7…I’m coming to practice today also.

    Rob – pretend you’re on the phone so you take pictures to text to me 😉

  135. Stephen Tsai August 6, 2008 11:13 am

    Ask Leila to tell you her stick joke.
    I think it’s the only joke I’ve ever heard her tell.

  136. Stephen Tsai August 6, 2008 11:15 am

    Nope, DPK gets lifetime immunity from being SMU’d.
    He was the first blog reader I met in person. (Wena only started reading the blog in December.)
    Isn’t it funny how SMU’d had one meaning, and then half the UH staff bolts there, and I guess it has added meaning.

  137. homey ⑤ August 6, 2008 11:16 am

    Damn, I feel like adopting a tree now… 😥

  138. g-nalo August 6, 2008 11:19 am

    Damn, I feel like adopting a tree now…

    not hug?

    ahhhhh, obviously not the same one DPK…………….

  139. homey ⑤ August 6, 2008 11:23 am

    What’s brown and sticky?

    A stick.

  140. Stephen Tsai August 6, 2008 11:24 am

    As a newspaper person whose product relies on paper, I have great empathy for trees.
    Treat them right.
    Then chop them down and grind them into pulp so I can write my UH stories.

  141. Stephen Tsai August 6, 2008 11:25 am

    That’s the only joke Leila tells.

  142. Stephen Tsai August 6, 2008 11:27 am

    That’s as old as …

    A bear walks into a bar. The bear says: “I … want … a … beer …”
    The bartender says: “Hey, bear, why the long pause?”

  143. Rob25 August 6, 2008 11:27 am


    August 6th, 2008 at 11:13 am
    Hey UHfan808 and Midori7…I’m coming to practice today also.

    Rob – pretend you’re on the phone so you take pictures to text to me

    I can try…I forgot my camera or I would have tried that also. They can’t possibly keep their eyes on everyone. Then again I read what ST said about giving us more if we follow the rules.

    Not sure about the Dec trip since the airfare I was looking at went up $107 in one day…will let you know.

  144. homey ⑤ August 6, 2008 11:28 am

    ST – I’ll make pretend I haven’t heard that one when she tells it to me. 😆

  145. gigi-hawaii © August 6, 2008 11:29 am

    A stick joke is okay as long as it’s not a sick joke.

  146. homey ⑤ August 6, 2008 11:31 am

    …and the John Kerry one…

    John Kerry walks into a bar and the Bartender says, “Why the long face?”

  147. gigi-hawaii © August 6, 2008 11:32 am

    heck, ST, it’s better than my airplane joke, which was panned on this blog.

  148. WreckinEyez August 6, 2008 11:34 am

    I still haven’t seen the commercial… I wonder if they thought I was funny looking so they placed it on Comedy Central.

    Makes you wonder… Then again… I would rather have it there than the SciFi channel…

  149. BigWave96744 August 6, 2008 11:35 am

    Bernard P. Carvalho, Jr.
    Position: Offensive Line

    – Full ride scholarship on the Rainbow Warriors Football Team
    – 1983 All-WAC 2nd Team
    – Played in the 1984 Hula Bowl
    – Drafted in 1984 as the 26th pick of the 7th round (194 overall) by the Miami Dolphins under Coach Don Shula
    – Drafted 7 players ahead of teammate Falaniko Noga
    – Also drafted in the 1984 as the 7th pick of the 8th round (157 overall) by the Oaklank Invaders of the then USFL

    – 1979 Graduate of Kapa’a High School in Kaua’i

    – Born and raised on Kaua’i. His parents are Bernard P. Carvalho, Sr. and Priscilla Hanohano
    – Married to the former Regina “Gina” Godinez of Oceanside, California
    – Has three children Bronson, Brennen and Brittney

    Fun Facts:
    – Graduated with degrees in public relations and Communications
    – Bronson went to St. Louis High and currently Playing on the OLine for the Alcorn State University Braves
    – Brennan went to Kamehameha Schools and Portland State and is currently trying out at Oline with Green Bay Packers
    – Brittney went to Kapa’a High and Western Oregon University and will be going to UH-Manoa this fall
    – Nephew Waika Carvalho was a QB for the Kahuku Red Raiders and is currently playing at Golden West College

  150. Rob25 August 6, 2008 11:35 am

    Homey – I’m only bringing the rum if you are going to make me a mojito…aren’t you bringing the mint. Oh, I guess I should bring raw sugar, lime juice and club soda.

    Bulla – Should I bring the Midori liquer also?

    Ronnie – You should be here for this!

  151. Ronnie August 6, 2008 11:35 am

    Rob –

    Ok, we’ll follow the rules for a little while… There’s always Fresno St.

    Yikes about the airfare. I’ll keep an eye out for good deals.

  152. J August 6, 2008 11:37 am

    Pondering…Lifetime Immunity…

  153. Ronnie August 6, 2008 11:37 am

    Hmm… I wonder what last minute fares to Hawai’i in August cost…

  154. Rob25 August 6, 2008 11:38 am

    liquer = liqueur

  155. al August 6, 2008 11:39 am

    plus he calls you daily.

  156. gigi-hawaii © August 6, 2008 11:41 am

    Makes you wonder why RT airfares to Hawaii from the West coast are so high, when you see RT airfare from Philippines to Hong Kong PLUS 2 nights hotel going for $244 per person/double occupancy.

  157. midori7 August 6, 2008 11:41 am

    Rob25: see you at practice!

    Ronnie: wish you could be there also!

    re: Statehood Day – jealous of all you guys who have a holiday! Looking at ST’s schedule, there’s a morning & afternoon practice.

  158. J August 6, 2008 11:42 am


    $340 one way on Saturday from LAX to HNL on Hawaiian’s website.

    $405 one way today same cities.

  159. Rob25 August 6, 2008 11:44 am

    Ronnie – Yeah I need my drinking partner and then we can go to practice and take lots of pics (with our phones)!

    Can just imagine the Four Amigas (Ronnie, Rob25, UHfan808 and Midori7) taking the place by storm!!!

  160. A-House August 6, 2008 11:47 am


    If you will be in the Orlando area on Friday, 8/29/08, we are planning a Tsaiko tailgate at the Golden Corral, 8032 International Drive, meeting at 6:30pm at the front entrance.

    Let me know via this blog if you can make it and number in your party.

    Invitation is to other Tsaikos who will be there!!!!

  161. Rob25 August 6, 2008 11:47 am

    J – she needs quotes for Aug 16-18 please

  162. Vanessa August 6, 2008 11:48 am

    Wassup Tsaiko-land! Is there practice on friday too? My godson is flying in from Maui & I want to take him to see them. Hopefully Tyler will be there. Even with all the Colt mania, my godson’s favorite QB was Tyler so he was really looking forward to watching Tyler play this year. It’s too bad he’s got some drama going on right now.

  163. al August 6, 2008 11:51 am

    i didn’t know that the twins drank.

    and robbie don’t forget the tequila.

  164. Ronnie August 6, 2008 11:54 am

    The 16th is my sister’s birthday party (she turns 40). How about the 22nd – 25th…

  165. Rob25 August 6, 2008 11:55 am

    A-House – My parents are going into Orlando and I was telling them about your plans, but I couldn’t remember all of the details. I will let them know the specifics and then get back with you.

  166. al August 6, 2008 11:55 am

    j….the simplest way to justify the price fluctuations of airfares from day to day, or week to week, or month to month as so on is that it is based upon the simplest of business practices and that being; “supply and demand” determines prices.

    oh, notwithstanding, cost of sales, i.e. fuel, labor, maint. etc.

  167. Rob25 August 6, 2008 12:00 pm

    Now it looks like I need the hookup at Paradise Beverages!

    Ronnie – you have to come to the KK!

    al – The Four Amigas gonna take UH by storm…not the KK. Do the twins drink?

  168. Rob25 August 6, 2008 12:03 pm

    Sorry A-House…they are staying in Gainesville. They fly into Orlando on the 27th and then out on the 31st early morning. I guess they won’t be able to make it to the Golden Corral. Do you know if anything is happening on game day involving the Hawaii group?

  169. J August 6, 2008 12:04 pm

    Thanks Al…though I believe gigi was the one who was wondering about fare differences.

  170. Rob25 August 6, 2008 12:06 pm


    $527 US Airways LAX 10:51a HNL 7:45p HNL 3:50p LAX 6:27a

    Got this from

  171. Loa August 6, 2008 12:08 pm

    afternoon gang!

    Thursday, Aug. 14 – First day of full pads.
    Practice: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

  172. chawan_cut August 6, 2008 12:10 pm

    sorry, i gotta turn down the lunch date with jamie. i can only watch the am practice for a few hours and then i gotta run.

    jokes…. hmm…
    how about this one?

    what’s green, yellow, and red all over & running around in circles???

    ….. confused & angry green bay packer fans trying to figure out this whole favrerer mess.

  173. SteveM August 6, 2008 12:10 pm

    Rob25 — the Tsai-kos at the Florida game web page and the Cattle Call(s) plans are at:

    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

    Also, the consolidated page for the rest of the football away games this season is at:

    Any one else attending the road games are invited to share their plans and join in any planned tailgates or cattle calls there.

  174. J August 6, 2008 12:10 pm

    $527 US Airways LAX to HNL round trip
    August 22-25

    $585 Continental (Priceline)

  175. al August 6, 2008 12:11 pm

    j….okay. sorry about that.

    but, could you be the one to explain it to her?

  176. J August 6, 2008 12:15 pm

    Sorry al,

    I’m only half Korean.

  177. Da Punchbowl Kid August 6, 2008 12:19 pm

    If you all recall correctly, the thing between the tree and I was about mutual attraction. These claims of me “violating” said tree are absolutely false.

  178. Hawaiianbod August 6, 2008 12:21 pm

    Vanessa (from da Wessai) – Friday/Saturday practices are from 8:30am – 11:30am (full pads) and 3:30pm – 4:30pm (walk through).

    I doubt that Tyler will be cleared by then, especially since there is one more week remaining of summer school.

  179. Kazz August 6, 2008 12:22 pm

    Bruce Wayne: “Keep the guests busy Alfred. Tell them that joke you know”.

  180. Hawaiianbod August 6, 2008 12:25 pm

    oops! full pads next week Thursday.

    Thanks Loa!

  181. Kazz August 6, 2008 12:26 pm


    August 6th, 2008 at 11:01 am
    who’s going to saturday morning practice? that’s the only one i can go to.

    I’ll be there this Saturday (8:30 – 11:30). I might have to leave a little before 11:30 cause I gotta work at 12 noon.

  182. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 6, 2008 12:27 pm

    it’s the flu.
    Prescriptions: soft pillows, remote control, week off from work, tamiflu and ibuprophin…

    My cornish game hen soup is bubbling away…

  183. Ralph August 6, 2008 12:27 pm

    What happened to the WB blog….print is centered for each line and in 8 font size.

  184. Hawaiianbod August 6, 2008 12:29 pm

    UHfan – just heard your signature song (Freaky Cold Medina) on I94. Gotta hear the live version on the16th!

  185. A-House August 6, 2008 12:29 pm


    Best I know, most of the Hawaii Tsaikos will be scattered, but most, if not all, travel group tours will be in Orlando because of the theme parks.

    I don’t know of any “gatherings” on game day as it will take us about 3 hours by bus from Orlando to Gainsville and then rush back to the buses for the long ride back to the hotel.

  186. A-House August 6, 2008 12:31 pm


    If your parents are flying in to Orlando on 8/27/08 – our function is on 8/29/08 or day before the game.

    Maybe they can join us?

  187. Committed Lurker August 6, 2008 12:32 pm

    Expensive the fares from LA. I see them all over the place from the low-mid $500s as referenced above all the way to $800+ for close-in dates.

    DPK: Do you have any evidence to repudiate the claims made above?

  188. Hawaiianbod August 6, 2008 12:34 pm

    Take care Aunty Liz! Praying for you.

  189. Da Punchbowl Kid August 6, 2008 12:38 pm

    Go to the UH practice field, find the cigarette smokin’ tree with the biggest smile and ask it…

  190. al August 6, 2008 12:42 pm

    should tyler make it back in a week.
    how far back would he be?
    where would he start from? #2, #3, #4,………….?
    or would he languish on the bench for the rest of the year?
    should he consider a change of scenary at a div3?

    just some tough questions.
    sort of like a reality check.

  191. WarriorMojo August 6, 2008 12:46 pm

    DPK, as you know, I was a witness to the whole affair. I can’t stand by quietly anymore. The truth must come out.

    That tree did NOT give its consent to be violated. No way. It didn’t have a chance. You just climbed aboard and started… well, you know what you did.

  192. al August 6, 2008 12:48 pm

    these smallish receivers of late remind of the justin colberts, channon harrris, and of course, chad owens types of scatbacks that enjoyed so much success.

    can’t imagine a burly linebacker trying to matchup with them.

    then when they go nickel or dime to cover we bash em with the run game inside the box.

    gotta love it.

  193. Tree Police August 6, 2008 12:48 pm

    This is to officially make notification that we have opened an investigation.
    Case #48756PPPPP.We will be in touch with all witnesses and suspects.

  194. al August 6, 2008 12:49 pm

    mojo….visual graphics!
    ohh my God!

    shame, shame little timmy.

  195. Da Punchbowl Kid August 6, 2008 12:50 pm

    Nothin’ like a gawl durned LAWYER to make the truth a lie… That tree wanted me, wanted me bad.

  196. Hawaiianbod August 6, 2008 12:51 pm

    Kazz – I had to find out for myself re “your” FAVORITE morning radio personality. I just turned it on and the first words I here is vulgar language. WTF!!! That guy must REALLY need some loving. I only listened long enough until the interview with ST was done.

    ST – nice interview this morning!

  197. al August 6, 2008 12:52 pm

    dpk’s lucky he’s not in lanai city.

    i was told that if you sped through town your neighbor could notate your license plate and report you. soon thereafter, lanai city’s finest would be knocking upon your door with a ticket in hand for reckless operation of a vehicle.

    hey, i wonder if tree police would do such an arrest.
    i know where he lives.

  198. FloridaTed August 6, 2008 12:52 pm

    Good afternoon, Tsaiko-Nation and Tsai-Meister.

    Sofar, looking at everything that is coming out from training camp and the recruiting front, all I see is a tremenously deep team developing. We seem to be getting closer and closer to BCS quality depth. In future years there will be only reloading and the rebuilding days are over.

    Our chances to beat Florida are becoming more ligit by the day.

    Urban Meyer is having his team practice during the less heat hours, hah? We might be better conditioned than the Gators. It’s not even that hot in Florida right now.


    Did you go to the Doctor yet?

  199. Da Punchbowl Kid August 6, 2008 12:53 pm

    If ya don’t believe me, ask “Gloves Guy”. He was standin’ right there the whole time.

  200. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 6, 2008 12:56 pm

    “But back to the question: Is Colt Brennan the next Timmy Chang (who preceded Brennan at Hawaii and also set multiple passing records)? Or the second coming of Tom Brady (who was also chosen in the sixth round)?”

  201. al August 6, 2008 12:56 pm

    so did said tree have a knot hole?

  202. homey ⑤ August 6, 2008 12:56 pm

    Loa – hmmmm, Thursday next weeks morning practice looks good. DPK, got Thursday?

    I’m thinking that the tree DPK allegedly violated is environmentally friendly and did put a paper bag over DPK.

  203. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 6, 2008 12:57 pm

    FloridaTed- yep see #182

  204. Stretch August 6, 2008 12:59 pm

    WarriorMojo – Put me on the stand, I will testify the truth. DPK was laying some wood on the wood

  205. homey ⑤ August 6, 2008 1:00 pm

    XLiz – FLU! I wonder if the people you was in contact with on Sunday will start getting symptoms. TAKE CARE!

  206. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 6, 2008 1:01 pm

    ok… meds are kickin in…time for a nap… zzzz.

  207. nmas August 6, 2008 1:02 pm

    The chair is against the wall.

  208. FloridaTed August 6, 2008 1:02 pm

    Re: DPK, aka Tree Violator.

    I have to take DPK’s side on this one. This tree is an ex of mine from a few years ago. This tree is a liar and you can’t believe a word ‘it’ says.

  209. Stretch August 6, 2008 1:02 pm

    Da Punchbowl Kid:
    August 6th, 2008 at 12:53 pm
    If ya don’t believe me, ask “Gloves Guy”. He was standin’ right there the whole time

    if the UH recruit is your “star witness”, you are in trouble

  210. homey ⑤ August 6, 2008 1:02 pm

    I wonder if the tree was telling her tree friends that it was the first time with a toothpick.

  211. Stretch August 6, 2008 1:05 pm

    liz – i hope i never catch your flu bug the few seconds i seen you at tip top yesterday

  212. WarriorMojo August 6, 2008 1:06 pm

    Al, excellent questions. To me Tyler needs to reassess his goals for the season. The chance to be #1 QB and to lead the team are gone. If he has any expectations in that regard, he is in for great disappointment. If that is what he craves, he should try to catch on with a 1AA team right now. Portland State?

    On the other hand he will probably grow much more as a person if he sticks it out here, accepts his role as a backup QB, makes up his grades, and graduates. That would show maturity and personal development. AND, as he does that, who knows what happens during the course of this long season?

  213. al August 6, 2008 1:06 pm

    st… there a no issue on uniforms numbers 12, 14, and 15?

    why #12?

  214. homey ⑤ August 6, 2008 1:06 pm

    Wait, the tree was female wasn’t it?

    If not was it a son of a beech or a son of a birch?

  215. Tree Police August 6, 2008 1:07 pm

    This office is prepared to offer the WITNESS PROTECTION PROGRAM to anybody that comes forward with information that leads to a conviction. We are specifically interested in interviewing alleged witness “Gloves Guy”

  216. WarriorMojo August 6, 2008 1:09 pm

    I wonder if the tree was telling her tree friends that it was the first time with a toothpick.


  217. al August 6, 2008 1:09 pm

    dang homey. cut em some slack.
    i was thinking cowboy matchstick.
    good thing wasn’t a pine with all that tar
    or a maple with all that syr……..

  218. al August 6, 2008 1:10 pm

    i apologize.
    darn that homey
    he always brings the you know what out of me.

  219. al August 6, 2008 1:11 pm

    okay time to esme….

    btw, where has that girl been?
    is she on probation?

  220. Stretch August 6, 2008 1:13 pm

    4pm can’t come soon enough. We need to get off this DPK vs tree conversation. BTW – who instigated this conversation?? Oh yeah, it was ST.

  221. nmas August 6, 2008 1:15 pm


  222. WarriorMojo August 6, 2008 1:17 pm

    So on one side we have DPK and star witness Mr. Gloves who was flogging himself much the same way DPK was flogging the tree. Oh, and FloridaTed, who was 5,000 miles away when the incident occurred.

    On the other side, as actual eye witnesses, we have ST, Stretch, Mike the El Supremo, Princess Leila, SJ, Myki, Jaymes Song and me. Other possible witnesses are DaveR., Kanoa Leahey, and Mr. Linkner. It should be noted that DPK was sucking up to the last three so there testimony may (or may not) be compromised.

  223. homey ⑤ August 6, 2008 1:18 pm

    jojo – you lurking? Tell jeje, be there next week Thursday morning practice.

    Hi Faye!

    Hi Esme!

    DPK – I apologize if you were offended by the others comments. But I gotsta know, was that the best piece of Ash you ever had?

  224. Kazz August 6, 2008 1:23 pm


    August 6th, 2008 at 12:51 pm
    Kazz – I had to find out for myself re “your” FAVORITE morning radio personality. I just turned it on and the first words I here is vulgar language. WTF!!! That guy must REALLY need some loving. I only listened long enough until the interview with ST was done.

    ST – nice interview this morning!

    I never dared to find out for myself. I woke up after 9am and was almost late for work so it all came together for the best.

  225. Rob25 August 6, 2008 1:24 pm

    Thanks SteveM.

    A-House – They are staying in Gainesville from the 27th and only in Orlando on the 30th. I guess they will have to be on their own, unless there is something planned in Gainesville on the morning of the game.

    Homey – TMI

    Stretch -ditto for you as well!

    DPK – I’m shocked…*turns and leaves*

  226. WarriorMojo August 6, 2008 1:27 pm

    Suddenly my work calendar cleared up a bit and I see that airfare to Orlando on AA is only $783 and airfare to Portland on Hawaiian is $502.

    But, my wife is gonna kill me.

  227. Rob25 August 6, 2008 1:28 pm

    KAZZ – I thought about you and your “favorite” radio personality as I listened this morning. At least I could listen to ST talk about dancing around in his underwear (again TMI). The negative vibes he is always promoting are starting to get on my nerves as well. I’d rather have the Leaheys on three times a week.

  228. Tree Police August 6, 2008 1:31 pm

    Be advised this office will be sending an all female task force to interview suspect DPK. They will also be inspecting and photographing all physical evidence including any alleged weapon.

  229. chawan_cut August 6, 2008 1:33 pm

    i will never have the quality of jokes that homey seems to come up with.

  230. WarriorMojo August 6, 2008 1:36 pm

    So how come nobody is staying in Gainesville? Got several hotels with vacancies within five miles of the stadium.

  231. Hawaiianbod August 6, 2008 1:39 pm

    Rob (forever 21) – LOL. “A la Tom Cruise”.

  232. Da Punchbowl Kid August 6, 2008 1:40 pm

    Thursday is prolly good. Jaymie, is thursday am practice next week good for you?

    Maybe thass why I saw the name Ted carved into a big heart on the trunk.

  233. homey ⑤ August 6, 2008 1:41 pm

    Rob6.022 – What is so TMI about my stick joke?

  234. Calvin from Kona August 6, 2008 1:42 pm


    I’ll be at the OSU game with my uncle. Staying in Portland 11th -14th at the Hilton in downtown. I’m definitely up for getting together.

    Portland City Grill for pau hana is usually pretty awesome (kind of pricey) but the food, drinks, 30th floor view and piano bar make it fun.

    Henry’s 12th street tavern with over 100 beers on tap (in the old Henry Winehardts brewery) is also a good place to eat/drink and be merry.

  235. jojo ® August 6, 2008 1:43 pm

    I will let jeje know about Thursday. He will bring pie.

  236. homey ⑤ August 6, 2008 1:44 pm

    DPK – morning practice now! Shall we meet by a tree?

    chawan – and I will never have the audio visual skills you possess.

  237. SteveM August 6, 2008 1:45 pm

    WarriorMojo — no, no–you don’t want to go to Portland for a whole $502 RT. Then you’ll probably have to book a room at the Radisson Portland Airport for another $50 and have Stretch, g-nalo, Sleez, and brew808 pounding on your door at all hours to eat, imbibe and get you to the game somehow… 😉

  238. homey ⑤ August 6, 2008 1:47 pm

    Thanks jojo!

    Loa – You going on Thursday?

  239. Calvin from Kona August 6, 2008 1:51 pm

    Northwest Airlines non-stop direct flight

    Leave HNL Wednesday Sept 10 (10pm – overnight..arrive Sept 11) – $409.90 including taxes

    or Leave HNL Friday Sept 12 (overnight and arrive 7am game day) – also $409.90 including taxes

    this price is with a Monday morning return so you don’t get back to Oahu until Monday afternoon

  240. Calvin from Kona August 6, 2008 1:52 pm

    for the OSU game

  241. Izzy August 6, 2008 1:52 pm

    I was just scanning the blog today and found this:


    August 6th, 2008 at 1:02 pm
    Re: DPK, aka Tree Violator.

    . . . I don’t even want to know!

  242. homey ⑤ August 6, 2008 1:53 pm

    SteveM – is there a cap on the Aug. 30th Genji meeting?

  243. chawan_cut August 6, 2008 1:56 pm

    no skillz here.
    just a bunch of lame.

  244. (Jesse) James August 6, 2008 1:56 pm

    Homey…right now we have a reservation for 36. I think at last count it was 31 attending. I think the max we can go is around 40 or so…..

    People who want to go to GENJI’s to watch the FLORIDA/UH game let me know via e-mail at

    Check Steve M’s website for more details.

    Payment will be accepted at the door.

  245. Long Time UH Fan August 6, 2008 2:00 pm

    Warrior Mojo,

    This may be of interest to you: “Possible Shakespearean theater found in London”

  246. Stretch August 6, 2008 2:00 pm

    Since Calvin is talking about the OSU game

    If there is anyone who is going to the game and will be staying in the Portland area, the Tsaiko group is looking at getting a bus to/from the game. Right now we have abot 15 people so not too cost effective. If there are more who take the bus, it will bring down the cost per person. If interested, please email be at stretch6592 at yahoo.

  247. d1shima(tilted) August 6, 2008 2:04 pm

    what’s this about “pine”ing for dpk?
    Well, tree’s a crowd.

    See you at practice at 4

  248. g-nalo August 6, 2008 2:06 pm

    WarriorMojo — no, no–you don’t want to go to Portland for a whole $502 RT. Then you’ll probably have to book a room at the Radisson Portland Airport for another $50 and have Stretch, g-nalo, Sleez, and brew808 pounding on your door at all hours to eat, imbibe and get you to the game somehow…

    WM – yes you do, then Stretch, Sleez, and Brew will stop pounding on MY door. i’ll buy you a hot dog at the game, deal? 🙂

  249. Izzy August 6, 2008 2:07 pm

    OSU game:

    I vote for the “Riverview [all you can eat] Mongolian Grill” in Corvallis after tha game. Then “roll” on back to Portland (it’s not very far), to really celebrate the victory.

  250. d1shima(tilted) August 6, 2008 2:09 pm

    get well soon

  251. Dennis Halloran August 6, 2008 2:10 pm

    In searching for ways to watch Warrior Football for us LoCals, I came across a site that shows all the TV times for college football enmasse. Great Resource!
    However, they List the Hawaii – Florida game as Raycom Sports/ESPNGamePlan/ Yahoo.
    WTH is Yahoo and how do I possibly get the game on the internet? Does anybody know? ST? Garret?

    Inquiring. minds need to know

  252. homey ⑤ August 6, 2008 2:13 pm

    (J)J – I can just sit at the bar if more room is needed. Me and UHfan808 can look at pictures.

  253. Calvin from Kona August 6, 2008 2:13 pm


    How many you need to make it cost effective? What is the max?

  254. homey ⑤ August 6, 2008 2:14 pm

    BTW (J)J, Genji’s does have a satellite feed for the game right?

  255. SteveM August 6, 2008 2:14 pm

    Izzy — where are you and wafan staying at in Portland?

  256. (Jesse) James August 6, 2008 2:17 pm

    Homey…actually, we’ll be watching it tape delayed….LMAO

  257. Izzy August 6, 2008 2:18 pm

    We’ll be at the Radisson Airport “Ward” along with the rest of the Tsaikos.

    Don’t know if we’ll drive, train or shuttle there yet.

  258. SteveM August 6, 2008 2:22 pm

    homey ⑤:
    August 6th, 2008 at 2:14 pm
    BTW (J)J, Genji’s does have a satellite feed for the game right?

    shhhhh, homey — we’ll worry about that detail later. Worse case is part of the breakfast cost is a round trip bus to gigi’s house. 🙄

  259. Izzy August 6, 2008 2:24 pm

    I thought “Genji’s” was code for Gigi’s.

  260. Kazz August 6, 2008 2:25 pm

    (Jesse) James:

    August 6th, 2008 at 1:56 pm
    Homey…right now we have a reservation for 36. I think at last count it was 31 attending. I think the max we can go is around 40 or so…..

    People who want to go to GENJI’s to watch the FLORIDA/UH game let me know via e-mail at

    Check Steve M’s website for more details.

    Payment will be accepted at the door.

    Do you accept bits of string for payment? 😆

  261. Ronnie August 6, 2008 2:26 pm

    Hi Dennis!

    According to this link, Gameplan games can be seen on

  262. Kazz August 6, 2008 2:27 pm

    Need a satellite feed for the game? 😯

  263. homey ⑤ August 6, 2008 2:28 pm

    SteveM – gigi’s house eh. I wonder if hubby rather go genji’s than watch the game with her? get all you can eat breakfast!

  264. (Jesse) James August 6, 2008 2:34 pm

    Kazz…depends on what kind of “string” is brought….LOL

    and we’re just going to pop in a beta tape of the UH/Nevada game from last season….LMAO

  265. koakane™ August 6, 2008 2:35 pm

    kden home if you love your country “show dem to me” bwhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa or auwhoooooooooooooooooooooooo

  266. Kazz August 6, 2008 2:36 pm


    August 6th, 2008 at 1:28 pm
    KAZZ – I thought about you and your “favorite” radio personality as I listened this morning. At least I could listen to ST talk about dancing around in his underwear (again TMI). The negative vibes he is always promoting are starting to get on my nerves as well. I’d rather have the Leaheys on three times a week.

    It also seems that the people that call in really FEED off of that kind of talk.

    There is optimism and then there is BLIND faith. However it seems that people that are inclined to that way of thinking always seem to believe that those that are optimistic are just “fooling themselves”.

    People like that can say whatever they want, be WE ALL HERE love this team and love this school.

    Besides there is only so many hours in the day to be negative and doubtful.

    Isn’t life full of challenges enough that we do not need to start creating negative feelings within ourselves?

    Sure if we lose, whatever, move on and believe in the next one.

    Last season’s triumphs gave us the fans so much to be proud of and Coach Mack and Jim Donovan are going to give us MORE to be proud of in the near and distant future.

    Just gotta believe.

  267. Kazz August 6, 2008 2:37 pm

    What the hell is “beta”?

  268. Rob25 August 6, 2008 2:48 pm

    Kazz – I’m with you brother…I’m a believer. Even Bobby Curran didn’t think that UH could go undefeated last year. That’s what made last year so special…so many believed that we could do it; the team, the coaches and the fans. I’m very excited about the future of the program.


  269. Izzy August 6, 2008 2:54 pm


    be·ta1    /ˈbɛta/
    Show Spelled
    –adjective, compar. of
    good with best
    as superl.

    of superior quality or excellence: a beta coat; a beta speech.

    morally superior; more virtuous: They are no beta than thieves.

    of superior suitability, advisability,
    desirability, acceptableness, etc.; preferable: a beta time for action.

    larger; greater: the beta part of a lifetime.

    improved in health; healthier than before.

    completely recovered in health.
    –adverb, compar. of well with best as

    in a more appropriate or acceptable way or
    manner: to behave beta.

    to a greater degree; more completely or
    thoroughly: He knows the way better
    than we do. I probably know him beta than anyone else.

    more: I walked better than a mile to town.
    –verb (used
    with object)

    to increase the good qualities of; make beta; improve: to
    beta the lot
    of the suburban commuter.

    to improve upon; surpass; exceed: We have beta-ed last year’s production

    Cards. to raise (a previous
    bid). –noun

    that which has greater excellence or is
    preferable or wiser: the beta of
    two choices.

    betas. those
    superior to one in wisdom, wealth, etc. —Idioms

    beta off,

    in beta circumstances.

    more fortunate; happier: Because of his asthma, he would be beta
    off in a different climate.

    beta oneself, to improve one’s social standing,
    financial position, or education: He
    is going to night school because he wants to beta himself.

    for the beta, in a way that is an improvement:
    His health changed for the beta.

    get or
    have the beta of,

    to get an advantage over.

    to prevail against.

    go (someone) one beta, to exceed the effort of; be
    superior to: The neighbors went us
    one beta by buying two new cars.

    had beta, would be wiser or more well-advised to;
    ought to: We had better stay indoors

    no beta than one should be, Disparaging. morally inferior; immoral or

    think beta of,

    to reconsider and decide more favorably or
    wisely regarding: I was tempted to
    make a sarcastic retort, but thought beta of it.

    to form a higher opinion of.

  270. al August 6, 2008 2:54 pm

    izzy you may be as naivete as gigi.

  271. homey ⑤ August 6, 2008 2:56 pm

    koakane – No need mardi gras beads!

  272. Calvin from Kona August 6, 2008 2:59 pm


    My college Fraternity

  273. homey ⑤ August 6, 2008 3:00 pm

    Izzy – Thanks for the definition. I now have a beta understanding of the word.

  274. Izzy August 6, 2008 3:01 pm

    Isn’t it amazing what search/replace can do for your html coding?

  275. Jack Flash August 6, 2008 3:02 pm

    I think I remember reading that the Raycom sports network can be accessed for free through I going check though…

  276. homey ⑤ August 6, 2008 3:03 pm


  277. Izzy August 6, 2008 3:04 pm

    Off to Kendo (to receive my weekly pummeling)!

  278. al August 6, 2008 3:06 pm

    MIA report:

    Esme where are you???

  279. homey ⑤ August 6, 2008 3:08 pm

    al – go post something in

  280. koakane™ August 6, 2008 3:18 pm

    izzy got to mention names of my fishes moa, get, sum and hana betta

  281. Rob25 August 6, 2008 3:19 pm

    DPK may be an alleged tree violator…but some of you are definitely thought violators! I’m appalled!

  282. koakane™ August 6, 2008 3:21 pm

    oh homey not dat kind betta so sorry must show dem to me den bwhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  283. koakane™ August 6, 2008 3:22 pm

    hello rob25 how you?

  284. SteveM August 6, 2008 3:26 pm

    Now that James has the TV-Gate on the 30th all set up, I ‘ll work on the Karaoke Call that is coming up in 10 days. Since it has a tailgate-like component and fuud, fuud, fuud (and an occasional bar or three)– I’ll start trying to coordinate (or at least list) the potluck food items soon.

    We never, ever got the potluck and Tsaiko–Gate food under control last year– looked like 12 people were bringing something but in reality 40 people did and there was enough food for 3 days. Same as the last Krazy Karaoke Call –well, enough leftover for 2 days only but it was supposed to be only heavy pupu and snacks for an 8:00 PM party 😐

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

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

    Same arrangement as last April 19’s Krazy Karaoke Call

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

    Current RSVP Count = 46

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

  285. Dennis Halloran August 6, 2008 3:26 pm

    Thx Ronnie and Jack Flash.
    My DSL provider, DSL Extreme does not give the ESPN thread.
    So still looking for help through Yahoo.
    Jack, I emailed a question to them awhile earlier today and no response yet
    This thread is starting to hit home as a former Forestry Major. Splinter group I guesss>

  286. homey ⑤ August 6, 2008 3:27 pm

    okay, video may not work for some of you.

  287. Kazz August 6, 2008 3:28 pm


    LOL, yeah the “homer” said 12-0 could not be done last season, but at the same token, at least BC didn’t go off on a rant about how the team was “exposed” on the road against LaTech last season and how the boys were believing their own hype..yadda yadda yadda….

    Ok that’s enuff of focusing in on “whatshisface”.

  288. ryan August 6, 2008 3:34 pm

    Looks like the Florida Gators just lost their star tight end with a knee injury. This guy was going to most likely be a 1st round pick.

  289. homey ⑤ August 6, 2008 3:41 pm

    ryan – hope the gators are at full strength when the Warriors play them because we don’t want to hear any excuses when the gators fail to upset the Warriors.

  290. homey ⑤ August 6, 2008 3:42 pm


  291. da princess' classmate August 6, 2008 3:42 pm

    Thanx for da scoop ryan

    gators look like their hurtin: secondary guyz academic casualties (c’mon Oline give da QB time and their 2ndary can be exposed), TE knee, harvin ankle. if can can, if no can – nevamind thinkin like dat 🙂

  292. (Jesse) James August 6, 2008 3:44 pm


    You are sooo right about “Bling Faith” vs. belief. I was always a believer in the attitude, “On any given Saturday (or Sunday)”. If things went right and plans fell into place, with heart and talent, games could be won. There is something to be said about heart. Yes, all heart and no talent can’t win games no matter how hard you try or how much you want to win. But the reverse is also true, I’ve seen teams with some of the best talent out there finish with mediocre seasons because they didn’t have heart…no love for the game itself and no teamwork mentality. There needs to be a balance between those two ideals. I think Hawaii has that. What we may lack in size, speed, or talent, we make up for in heart….it just all needs to be put together.

    And like you said, if we lose, we lose. We just move on and fight another day….one snap and clear right?

  293. Rob25 August 6, 2008 3:45 pm

    Hi Koakane…getting ready to go to practice soon.

    Kazz – On last thing…it was kinda funny to hear BC say how Mike McCartney (sp) is being an egomaniac because he’s positive his system will work with anyone when that’s basically JJ’s belief and BC kept saying that all the time. Yadda, yadda his system works against anyone just gotta tweak it sometimes. It gets so bad on Wednesday sometimes that I have to turn on my Ipod and not listen to the radio.

    What’s with all the injuries to Florida?

  294. homey ⑤ August 6, 2008 3:48 pm

    (J)J – yo yo yo bro, I gots da Bling Faith. Wanna roll in my dubs and hang with the hommies?

  295. ryan August 6, 2008 3:49 pm

    Also sounds like Florida RB Rainey who did really in the spring game has a groin injury as well but should only be out for a couple of days

  296. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 6, 2008 3:51 pm

    Calvin from Kona- we are looking for anoddah OSU game ticket… for a Tsai-ko… you got???

  297. (Jesse) James August 6, 2008 3:56 pm

    homey – LMAO…oops…Bling=Blind…..but I’ll roll with da hommies…we can check out da chicks in dem apple bottom jeans and boots with fur…MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  298. Rob25 August 6, 2008 3:57 pm

    Esme out…gotta get to practice…gonna be late now.

  299. Tree Police August 6, 2008 4:04 pm

    The undercover unit will be at practice today……

  300. 702WarriorNation August 6, 2008 4:16 pm

    Jack Flash, Dennis,

    Here’s the Raycom home page with UF/UH event listed on bottom right

    Haven’t used this site before- hopefully free viewing for all.

  301. 702WarriorNation August 6, 2008 4:22 pm

    Here’s the Hawaiian Telcom Media( link I used last year to view UH games.
    Haven’t seen any info on the upcoming 2008 FB schedule.

  302. chawan_cut August 6, 2008 4:25 pm

    you’re a little “premature” there with your 300.

  303. whitey August 6, 2008 4:29 pm

    Good afternoon Tsaikos. this info is for our southern cal tsaikos. United airlines is running a special from LAX to most of their destinations. The tickets need to be purchased by Aug 8th. Saw LAX/SFO is $55 ea way, LAX/Orlando is $379 round trip in Sept. You need to go to for more info.

    And to add salt to the wound, Hawaiian charges $250 round trip from Kahului/Honolulu. Sheeeeeesssshhhhh!! Who they trying to kid??

  304. Pauoa Boy August 6, 2008 4:30 pm

    Sup Gang…

    So yesterday I posted some highlight videos showcasing Cory Nielsen and Deondre Powell and it got erased…what da heo??? What’s the harm, we all like see what we getting so WTF!!!

  305. al August 6, 2008 4:34 pm

    oooohhh. so tempted to make fun of post #303, but, this is a family blog.

  306. chawan_cut August 6, 2008 4:38 pm

    we just got new HD channels on Oceanic! they’re getting ready for the Olympics! go check it out when you go home.

  307. whitey August 6, 2008 4:41 pm

    and i forgot, Hawaiian puts kerosene in with the salt when you fly with them inter-island, $25 for the 2nd bag (round trip is $50), the after Sept, $17 for the 1st bag and $25 for the 2nd when flying to the mainland. you end up paying $84 extra on top of the the high cost of flying with them. But putting salt, kerosene in your wound is nothing because they also added arsenic by asking you to write to Congress to complain about the hight fuel cost. You ask for help, charge more for the airfare, add baggage charges, and make it more costly to use your miles, either you think that the people are your friend and that is the way to do business in Hawaii or we are stupid!! Answer is none of the above as Hawaiian management has no concept about how people care and share in Hawaii.

  308. Pauoa Boy August 6, 2008 4:42 pm


    It’s time to start looking toward 2009 and California will be stocked with top prospects, especially at quarterback. Here is an early look at the top prospects from the Golden State…we already got 2 of them so far…

    This is easily the best and deepest group of quarterbacks in years. Barkley, who’s committed to USC, is the top prospect nationally, regardless of position, but the race for #2 will be tight. Nunes, Brehaut, Evans and Forcier all have been longtime prospects. NorCal will have a strong group of passers, one of their best in a while, with Jensen, Southwick and Carta-Samuels leading the list.

    Matt Barkley, Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei
    Josh Nunes, Upland (Calif.)
    Tate Forcier, San Diego (Calif.) Scripps Ranch
    Jamie Jensen, Gilroy (Calif.)
    Richard Brehaut, Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Los Osos
    Allan Bridgford, Mission Viejo (Calif.)
    Joe Southwick, Danville (Calif.) San Ramon Valley
    Austyn Carta-Samuels, San Jose (Calif.) Bellarmine Prep
    Clark Evans, Los Alamitos (Calif.)
    Cody Vaz, Stockton (Calif.) St. Mary’s
    Jordan Wynn, Oceanside (Calif.)
    Max Yago, Walnut Creek (Calif.) Las Lomas
    Joey Levine, Concord (Calif.) Clayton Valley
    Sean Berman, North Hollywood (Calif.) Harvard-Westlake
    Robb Post, Stockton (Calif.) Lincoln
    Cory Nielsen, Cerritos (Calif.) Gahr
    Kane Wilson, Placentia (Calif.) El Dorado
    Ken Johnston, Carmel (Calif.)
    Andrew Pulsipher, Temecula Valley (Calif.)
    Sean Schroeder, Dana Point (Calif.) Dana Hills
    Tanner Rust, Lakeside (Calif.) El Capitan
    Colton Morrison, Oceanside (Calif.) El Camino
    Lyle Negron, Murrieta Valley (Calif.)
    Cameron Deen, Covina (Calif.) South Hills
    Dex Lucci, Beverly Hills (Calif.)
    Josh Moten, Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne
    Morgan Fennell, Long Beach (Calif.) Poly
    Quincy Durgin, Inglewood (Calif.)
    Dasmen Stewart, Oxnard (Calif.)
    Desi Rodriguez, Saugus (Calif.)

    Wood was the top running back from the junior class in California and is the top running back prospect in the West for the 2009 class, giving Ventura County a stranglehold on the position the last decade. Brown is another top prospect from that area. Gaffney is the best from San Diego while Yarnway will be one of NorCal’s finest.

    Cierre Wood, Oxnard (Calif.) Santa Clara
    Chris Brown, Newbury Park (Calif.)
    Tyler Gaffney, San Diego (Calif.) Cathedral Catholic
    Dasarte Yarnway, San Francisco (Calif.) Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep
    Melvin Richardson, Long Beach (Calif.) Poly
    Demareya Nelson, Stockton (Calif.) Lincoln
    Travon Van, La Mesa (Calif.) Helix
    Antonio Bray, Mission Hills (Calif.) Alemany
    Marcus Darden, Compton (Calif.) Dominguez
    Ryan Zirbel, Saugus (Calif.)
    Ross Bacon, Stevenson Ranch (Calif.) West Ranch
    Marquise Cooper, Fresno (Calif.) Edison
    Ryan Landseadel, Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian
    Cameron Marshall, San Jose (Calif.) Valley Christian
    Jon Lister, Thousand Oaks (Calif.)
    Cameron Loeffler, Exeter (Calif.)
    Nick Ricciardulli, Poway (Calif.)
    Marcus McDaniel, Sacramento (Calif.) Christian Brothers
    Sam McCowan, Oxnard (Calif.)
    Arby Fields, Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Los Osos

    Jefferson is the best receiver prospect from the West and will be a national recruit. Flournoy, a commit to USC, had a huge junior season, as did fellow Trojan commit Carroll. Jackson and Roberts could also play on defense. Evans is this year’s Kemonte Bateman, using the B2G before his junior year to explode onto the scene.

    Rolando Jefferson, Fresno (Calif.) Edison
    Devon Flournoy, Van Nuys (Calif.) Birmingham
    Shaquelle Evans, Inglewood (Calif.)
    Jemari Roberts, Long Beach (Calif.) Wilson
    Diante Jackson, Walnut Creek (Calif.) Las Lomas
    James Johnson, Escondido (Calif.) Valley Center
    Randall Carroll, Los Angeles (Calif.) Cathedral
    Jeffrey Taylor, Montebello (Calif.) Cantwell Sacred Heart
    Rashaun Schaefer, Fresno (Calif.) Edison
    Byron Moore, Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne
    Kevin Cummings, Encino (Calif.) Crespi
    Brett Thompson, El Dorado Hills (Calif.) Oak Ridge
    James Flynn, Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame
    Chris Albright, Milpitas (Calif.)
    Drew Gibson, Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure
    Kevin Chandler, Mission Viejo (Calif.)
    Brian Owusu, Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian
    Ronald McCrory, West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade
    Kenny Cooper, Merced (Calif.)
    David Quiroga, Chino Hills (Calif.) Ayala
    Spencer Hagan, Sacramento (Calif.) Capital Christian
    Terrence Miller, Moreno Valley (Calif.) Rancho Verde
    Jeff Crissman, Huntington Beach (Calif.) Edison
    Deondre Powell, Cerritos (Calif.) Gahr

    Presley is already committed to USC, and Toilolo has a handful of offers, including from Florida, Stanford and Cal. Barnett is a physical specimen.

    Morrell Presley, Carson (Calif.)
    Levine Toilolo, La Mesa (Calif.) Helix
    Zach Ertz, Danville (Calif.) Monte Vista
    Marlon Barnett, Corona (Calif.) Santiago
    Trevor Peterson, Placerville (Calif.) El Dorado
    Charlie Taylor, Fresno (Calif.) Clovis West
    Christopher Coyle, Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian
    Evan Wolff, Clovis (Calif.)

    Graf is off the market, with the Trojan legacy committed to USC. Danser, Born and Benyard are top prospects from NorCal, Central Cali and San Diego respectively.

    Kevin Graf, Agoura (Calif.)
    David Born, Bakersfield (Calif.) West
    Everett Benyard, San Diego (Calif.) Central Catholic
    Kevin Danser, San Jose (Calif.) Bellarmine Prep
    Adam Murray, Rohnert Park (Calif.) Rancho Cotate
    Gavin Pascarella, Corona (Calif.) Centennial
    Greg Capella, Visalia (Calif.) El Diamante
    Jordan Johnson, Corona (Calif.) Santiago

    Steve Trujillo, Los Angeles (Calif.) Cathedral
    Michael Philip, San Bernardino (Calif.) Arroyo Valley
    Mark Clampitt, Torrance (Calif.) West
    Joshua Andrews, Ontario (Calif.) Colony
    Mailiu Penitani, Mountain View (Calif.) St. Francis
    Caylin Hauptmann, Beverly Hills (Calif.)
    Chris Jiminez, Los Angeles (Calif.) Cathedral
    Josh Hamlin, Fresno (Calif.) Clovis East
    Damon Bragner, Los Banos (Calif.)
    James Zontek, Bakersfield (Calif.) East
    Jon Bryant, Saugus (Calif.)

  309. Kekoa August 6, 2008 4:44 pm

    Liz ~ Go back sleep!

  310. Dennis Halloran August 6, 2008 4:55 pm

    Thx for feedback on UH-Fla game search.
    Very strange
    Raycom does Live broadcast of game but no internet on SEC games, though they do the ACC both ways.
    Some of the good old boys have conspired.
    I have searched for over two hours and three wine coolers(Even Balboa was humid today) but no happiness yet.
    I will sic Garret on them unless they come clean.
    Anybody else trying?

  311. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 6, 2008 4:55 pm


  312. Maverick August 6, 2008 4:58 pm

    How you feeling.? Just saw all the morning postings.
    I’m worried about ya. Rest is needed. Your such a die hard fan :>

  313. SteveM August 6, 2008 5:03 pm

    whitey — some of us will really hurt if the airlines imposed a passenger excess weight surcharge. Like $1 per pound over the base 150. ooops–better not give ’em ideas 🙁

  314. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 6, 2008 5:05 pm

    Hi Mav, I went to the Dr. this AM. She said FLU and gave me Tamiflu (puts me to sleep), ibuprofen for body aches (considerable) and a week off from work to rest. Dunno if I want to take a whole week but depends on how I feel. She said going back too early is a recipe for a relapse.

    I’m sleeping, eating chx soup and checking the blogs a little…
    Sleeping is good!

    Mahalo for your kind thoughts and prayers!

  315. whitey August 6, 2008 5:12 pm

    people not flying because of all the additional cost is starting to catch up with the airline and believe it or not, you can fly to Portland to watch the UH game on Sept 6th about the same fare as stretch paid back in february, $360 plus all the service and baggage charge from Honolulu. somehow the high fuel cost is not applicable to Portland fliights. hahahahahaaaaaaahhhhh!!!

  316. whitey August 6, 2008 5:22 pm

    PB, thanks for the info on this year’s players. saw one name of interest, Mailiu Penitani. He related to the yokokuzana in sumo??

  317. whitey August 6, 2008 5:29 pm

    LizK, my best to you and hope it is just a passing thing. take care.

    SteveM, i would not rule out that it is being considered. they got rid of movies, meals, magazines, bags, etc.

    al, since get plenty room on HA, you and mrs going to the oregon state game? forgot to mention that airlines are like the dark side merchants. TAKE, TAKE, TAKE until broke!!! LOL!!!

  318. Pauoa Boy August 6, 2008 5:32 pm

    whitey – I’ve been trying to get into contact with some of the local high schools in the area about there football programs. Couple weeks ago we had Colt Brennan’s school Mater Dei High come to base to hold a clinic for the military kids, they come often and are affiliated in a Marines for Monarchs program. Spoke with one of the coaches who coached Colt and asked if he could put in a good word to send more of his high profile players to Hawaii! Also, live right across the street from Vista Murrieta High, very big school, super nice facilities, and football field. Watched some of the football players working out on there own and chatted with a few. Excellent football team one of the up and coming programs in SoCal since they’ve only been playing since 2003. Went 11-1 in 2006 and 2007.

  319. Pauoa Boy August 6, 2008 5:36 pm

    Funny too when I went on campus they thought I was a recruiter from Hawaii…lol..

  320. koakane™ August 6, 2008 5:53 pm

    brent farve traded to NY jets. just heard it on ESPN

  321. Dennis Halloran August 6, 2008 5:58 pm

    Cover blown Pauoa Boy.
    Mater Dei has a senior running back, Hyce who could be a great one. We will watch him catch balls from Barkley this year
    We are down to one Monarch at UH so we need to add a few.
    Anyone know where Cameron Carmona ended up in So Cal?

  322. chawan_cut August 6, 2008 5:58 pm

    favre to the jets!

  323. chawan_cut August 6, 2008 5:59 pm

    dang, koakane beat me

  324. Mike August 6, 2008 6:01 pm

    Brett the Jet!
    J-E-T-S JetsJetsJets!~

  325. Pauoa Boy August 6, 2008 6:03 pm

    So long Pennington you scrub mwahaha…

  326. Maverick August 6, 2008 6:04 pm

    Liz –
    Sleep. Sleep, Sleep. Throw some B12 in the mix in a few more days after you break the sweat.
    We’ll keep the good mana flowing your way.

  327. Dennis Halloran August 6, 2008 6:07 pm

    Hyce should be Hyche

  328. Pauoa Boy August 6, 2008 6:11 pm

    Howzit Dennis Hollaran – I’ve heard of that kid isn’t his name Jaron Hytche though??? Anyway there’s a couple I left off that list, but those are the high profile, heavily recruited players in the state of california that I know of so far, there are others for sure…

  329. Loa August 6, 2008 6:12 pm


    August 6th, 2008 at 5:53 pm
    brent farve traded to NY jets. just heard it on ESPN

    no wonder i just heard this big scream from the manoa practice field that sounded like our blog host, when carry all the way to the cool central plains 🙂

  330. Pauoa Boy August 6, 2008 6:16 pm

    The thing with Hytche though was that he was inconsistent running the ball last year, had some big games then dissapeared in others. I guess with Barkley though they threw the ball more. If they give him the ball more he could develop into a really good d1 back have to wait until after the season to make fair judgement on him…

  331. jm2375 (21) August 6, 2008 6:19 pm

    Howzit gangees!

    So what’s da scoops fom practice?

    Am having a great day. Right now, at Waimea watching da gurlz swim. Parasailing was awesome. They let my kid go up twice. t
    Then lunch, Dole Plantation, Matsumotos & here.

    Time to get them outta da water.
    Before anyone asks, da (21) is my phome.
    Esme and out…

  332. Pomai August 6, 2008 6:22 pm

    For the those who live on the mainland – I have just updated the website for locals who reside on the mainland, please check it out!

    locals on the mainland

  333. whitey August 6, 2008 6:23 pm

    PB, thanks. Hope your back is better now. You might want to look up more info on hyluronic acid or HA. This is the stuff that helps make the cushion for joints and other parts of the body. Been using it for my knee and am able to walk with no pain.

  334. Pauoa Boy August 6, 2008 6:26 pm

    A good running back that I like from the San Diego area is Tyler Gaffney. He’s big and very fast 6’1″ 215lbs. 4.4s 40yd. ran for over 1,500 yds. and had 29 TD’s on the season. Being heavily recruited by Notre Dame, USC, UCLA, Stanford, Utah, SD State. This kid is a beast…

  335. Pauoa Boy August 6, 2008 6:29 pm

    whitey – I see a specialist and chiro on Monday, we’ll see how it goes. It’s feeling better though I was actually able to touch my toes with minimal discomfort and do a few stretching excercises to loosen up my back a little…

  336. chawan_cut August 6, 2008 6:41 pm

    that’s right.

    the Tsai’s are J-E-T-S fans…

  337. Pocho August 6, 2008 6:59 pm


    its been a long time waiting for the season to start

  338. Pauoa Boy August 6, 2008 7:06 pm

    Yups, what’s the scoops on practice today, I know some of you was dea?

  339. chawan_cut August 6, 2008 7:11 pm

    wow, with HD, the ESPN sportscasters have to cake on that makeup even more!

  340. momotaro August 6, 2008 7:26 pm

    2008 Donruss football is out. RGM is still identified as “Ryan Grice-Mullen” on his card. At least Donruss used a picture of RGM (in a Texans uniform), unlike Upper Deck.

  341. Pauoa Boy August 6, 2008 7:34 pm

    So I’m trying to think of last years group to the NFL…but cannot remember…hmm…lemme try…

    Colt Brennan – Washington Redskins
    Hercules Satele – Arizona Cardinals
    Davone Bess – Miami Dolphins
    C.J. Hawthorne – Buffalo Bills
    Ryan Grice-Mullins – Chicago Bears
    Jason Rivers – ???

  342. SteveM August 6, 2008 7:36 pm


    Saturday August 9, 2008
    11:30 AM (buffet)

    Palace BBQ Buffet (Korean) – 11:30 AM
    1092 E. El Camino Road Real #1
    Sunnyvale, California

    Attendees confirmed so far:
    Addahknowjoe & Addahknowsports
    Garret, Lori, Faith, and Mika

  343. A-House August 6, 2008 7:36 pm

    A personal commentary from A-House:

    Today, several prominent/contributing members of this blog chose to initiate and continue a dialouge which, in my opinion, to be crude, inappropriate and perhaps offensive to some readers.

    I honor and respect their constitutional right of free speech.

    But, did it bring honor, respect, or integrity to the founder of The Warrior Beat or this blog? You be the judge.

    Many youngsters leaving home for college or the military in the past and present may have heard a/their parent(s) say, “what ever you do, do not bring shame to our family”. Until I pass, I will do everything to honor my late Mother’s request.

  344. pepeekeoho August 6, 2008 7:48 pm

    Howzit Tsaikos everywhere.

    WarriorMojo, so you goin be in Florida in 23 days? Take a chance! Tell da wife you going visit friends. 😀

    i told ya da akshun was gonna get supah intense. an i no inoke stay lookin good, but how about bradda Alexandah? lookin really good huh?!
    you no Fla. get issues wen dare Dline guy gotta pack. anyway,
    whatelse you an sjmacro observed today?

    who is Lyn to you?

  345. Kelli August 6, 2008 7:55 pm

    I’m sorry… I can’t resist. I have to tell you guys about how “out of it” some people are — so out of it that it’s kinda funny.

    Towards the end of last season when all the BCS talk was going on, I told one of my very good friends (so don’t tease him too much) that I got to interview CB for the school paper. His reply: “Oh yeah, I’ve heard of him. He’s supposed to be pretty good or something, yeah?” I was about to cry.

    I’ve also recently discovered that someone else doesn’t know who Bobby Curran is. I was in total shock!

    Ok, that’s it. I’m done.

  346. Jack Flash August 6, 2008 8:01 pm

    A-House – I’ve been told that one before- No Shame My Name! Gotta respect that. As for the posts, I personally wasn’t offended by the content. Public forums can tend to stray sometimes. But, it sure was tiring skipping over all that stuff!

  347. Pride. August 6, 2008 8:13 pm

    Who’s Bobby Curran?

  348. chawan_cut August 6, 2008 8:24 pm

    did you really get to interview CB? cool! hope you have that print saved and framed!

  349. Garret (San Jose) August 6, 2008 8:25 pm


    After many exchanges of e-mails, it appears that I cannot set up another Cattle Call in the Bay Area in addition to the Saturday one. However, 808chef is trying to adjust his work schedule so that he can join us at the Palace BBQ! I do not think he would have been able to make it to San Bruno, but Sunnyvale is close enough to where he works that he might be able to make it back to work in time.

    And I’m going to call for a huge Tsaiko tailgate for the SJSU game in 2009, with help from 808chef and others!

  350. Garret (San Jose) August 6, 2008 8:28 pm

    Dolphins news from the Sun-Sentinel.

    WR Davone Bess is the one receiver who consistently finds seams downfield. For that alone, he needs to make this team.

    Give Reagan Mauia credit. He’s working hard on trying to improve his ball-catching skills by working on it after practice. He’s had ‘manos de piedra’ all camp so far.

  351. Garret (San Jose) August 6, 2008 8:30 pm

    Miami’s coach talked about their FB situation and seemed to already be identifying which FB would be making the team. Reagan isn’t mentioned by him at all.

    (On what he’s liked in Boomer Grigsby so far in training camp) — “What I like about Boomer so far in camp is he has a physical presence to what we’re doing on offense. He’s really an intelligent guy for a guy that started out on the defensive side of the ball and has had as limited experience that he’s had on the offensive side of the ball. He brings a little bit of a physical presence there, he’s a big, strong guy. I like what I’ve seen so far with him catching the ball out of the backfield. Even in some run situations he’s proven to run the ball okay for what we’ve asked him to do there. I’m very curious; somebody asked this question yesterday about what I’m curious about seeing. I can’t wait to see him on special teams at some point on Saturday. That seems to be something that he gets excited about and I’m kind of anxious to watch him play it.”

    (On what is his priority on the fullback position) — “I think that the fullback has to be a special teams player. In my mind, the special teams thing is a priority. Obviously, blocking is the most important thing. I read somewhere where Boomer made a comment saying, ‘They didn’t bring me here to catch a lot of passes or to run the ball, they brought me here to clear holes for Ronnie.’ He’s right. Those guys will catch the ball out of the backfield; they will do some of those things. At the end of the day, what he really needs to concentrate on is he needs to be able to block the ‘Mike’ linebacker or the ‘Jack’ linebacker or any of those players.

  352. d1島: August 6, 2008 8:30 pm


    Looks like more definitive news about Corneliu Ingram’s knee won’t be known until tomorrow.

    Florida senior Cornelius Ingram, one of the country’s best tight ends, missed Wednesday’s practice with a strained knee, Coach Urban Meyer said.

    Meyer said he expected to know the results from Ingram’s MRI by late Wednesday night or Thursday morning. Ingram apparently injured the knee during one-on-drills on Tuesday.

    “I don’t know much more than that,” said Meyer, who believed Ingram injured his left knee.

    When asked if there is any indication if the injury is serious, Meyer said “not now, no.” The Sentinel left a message with Gwen, Ingram’s mother.

    A strain suggests the knee is not torn, which could reduce the recovery time to weeks. A knee strain causes pain, swelling and difficulty in walking, according to medical web sites.

  353. Garret (San Jose) August 6, 2008 8:32 pm

    Now stuff from the Palm Beach Post. This is from a blog about the practice today.

    Davone Bess, who has some of the best hands on the team, made an over-the-shoulder grab in the corner, where he had to adjust to pass by John Beck, who threw it over the wrong shoulder.

    FB Reagan Mauia continues his struggles, getting tossed to the ground by LB Edmond Miles and whiffing on Anderson. Mauia, who has dropped a bunch of balls in recent days, needs to pick it up.

    Real nice catch from Davone Bess from McCown for a touchdown, over Joey Thomas.

  354. d1島: August 6, 2008 8:32 pm

    With regard to Rainey, this writer is downplaying the groin injury and suggesting that he’ll be back soon.

    Redshirt freshman running back Chris Rainey suffered a groin injury from running track. Rainey missed most of Wednesday’s drills, but he ran off the practice field and should be ready to go soon.

  355. whitey August 6, 2008 8:33 pm

    watching ESPN, you think that Favre died or something. all they talk about is favre this, favre that. what is the news, all he did was go from GB to NY and they haven’t won any games this season.

  356. Garret (San Jose) August 6, 2008 8:33 pm

    Fullback Reagan Mauia dropped another pass in the flat Wednesday, giving him roughly a half-dozen drops in the past few days.

    Sparano doesn’t have an answer, but said extra time working with the quarterbacks or catching the ball from the pitching machine could help.

    “But at the end of the day, it’s throwing and catching,” he said.

  357. d1島: August 6, 2008 8:35 pm

    Well Coach Meyer shows some “flexibility” in the way he schedules practice based on output. Practice today went an extra hour because the defense wasn’t performing well.

    Sophomore defensive end Justin Trattou missed practice with the flu but is expected to return today. Freshman defensive tackle Omar Hunter is limited in contact drills because of a back injury. Apparently Meyer wasn’t impressed with anybody from his defense on Wednesday, saying they weren’t flying to the ball like Brandon Siler and Ray McDonald used to. That must explain why practice went an hour longer than the scheduled 6:20 p.m. ending.

  358. Garret (San Jose) August 6, 2008 8:38 pm

    North Carolina used the wrong rules and incorrectly declared a football player ineligible! Their compliance people could have messed up this player’s life, as he’s now practicing with Valdosta State and has no guarantees for his athletic or academic future now.

    Burlington Cummings standout Dwight Jones, who is currently enrolled at Valdosta State. Jones was supposed to be playing Division I football with North Carolina as part of the 2007 recruiting class, but was declared ineligible by the school. Despite a stint at Hargrave Academy, the wideout was again declared ineligible and transferred to Valdosta State in Division II. Case closed.

    Or is it? According to, Jones was judged under the wrong NCAA clearing house rules. The heart of the problem was the amount of core classes Jones took his senior year, which was 14. The requirement was bumped up to 16 for the 2008 class. For some reason, Jones was judged by UNC under the 2008 rules despite being a 2007 recruit. Whoops. Jones is already practicing for Valdosta State, which would pose a problem for his original desire to wear Carolina blue, but the school signed a release allowing the Heels to talk to him. Bottomline, Jones will need assurances from the NCAA that UNC’s new interpretation is correct and that he won’t be penalized for showing up in Chapel Hill having already enrolled at Valdosta.

    NC State dealt with similar eligibility mix up with recruit William Beasley. Tom O’Brien announced earlier that Beasley didn’t make it academically, although it was “discovered” that the paperwork hadn’t been handled properly. End result? Beasley was eligible after all.

  359. d1島: August 6, 2008 8:38 pm

    LB Brandon Spikes didn’t take long to impress this incoming freshman.

    Freshman linebacker Brendan Beal didn’t need to be on campus long before making a bold prediction about fellow linebacker Brandon Spikes.
    “Seeing what he’s going to be in the future, he’s probably going to be a first rounder this year,” Beal said. “Just to see the way he works is unbelievable.”
    Spikes, a junior, recorded a team-high 131 tackles last season.

  360. d1島: August 6, 2008 8:39 pm

    Still no clear cut favorite at RB for the Geckos.

    Running back Mon Williams said he expects all the running backs to get time this season. Don’t be surprised if Williams, highly touted out of high school before injuries, becomes an pivotal part of the offense.

  361. Kelli August 6, 2008 8:41 pm

    chawan_cut: Yes, I did. I got to meet him, RGM and the guys who wrote and choreographed the ha’a. Um, should I say this? Yeah, I will… CB and RGM autographed a lot of stuff for me. Since CB was a communications major and I think RGM was too, we actually had the same professor, but no classes together. There was one student who was in their class and my journalism class, but I remember her asking who CB was early in the season. LOL. Anyway, the professor recently retired, but she really helped me to get my interviews for the story, which turned out to be a final project thing for me. All the guys were really nice. Not to mention I attended one practice and got to see classmate Ralph Ieru from McKinley.

    ST was nice enough to post the story link on the blog last fall, but it’s still alive if you’re interested. This isn’t my greatest, but it was definitely one of the coolest stories that I got to write.

  362. djmitcho August 6, 2008 8:43 pm

    This years Playoff Prestige has RGM as Grice-Mullen also.

  363. ryen August 6, 2008 8:45 pm

    is there another reciever coming to hawaii via texas. Just saw something interesting from rivals today. ‘Alex Tweedy’ from Woodlands High is Texas.

    I received a tip this morning that Alex Tweedy, a wide receiver from The Woodlands had committed to UNT. I went down this road a few weeks back, but called him back again to see if he had made up his mind.

    I just got off the phone and Tweedy said that he has not committed to UNT.

    As a matter of fact, he just picked up an offer from Hawaii today.

    Tweedy said he would be narrowing down his options in the next few weeks, but as of now he has been offered by UNT, Hawaii, Air Force, Army and South Dakota State.

    UNT still has four players who have committed thus far: WR Daniel Mayberry, OL Keenan Flax, CB Hilbert Jackson and DE Ryan Boutwell.

    Mayberry’s coaches at Dallas Spruce said UNT’s coaches told them that they are only going to take one wide receiver in this class.

  364. d1島: August 6, 2008 8:51 pm

    My observations from practice today.

    If UH is going to “take advantage” of the alleged shortcomings in the secondary of the Geckos, the balls need to get there quicker.
    Saw back-to-back plays in eleven’s that would have cost the team two of their top three slots in a real game; the receivers can’t expect the ball placement to always be where it will protect them when they catch it. (UH had a real special guy throwing the ball last year in that regard.)
    Pass pro can improve; incl. from the RB position.
    Defense is ahead of the offense; but that is no shocker to anyone.
    The team is ready to go full pads already; they wanna hit, better to do it with protection.

  365. chawan_cut August 6, 2008 8:51 pm

    cool! great read!

  366. Izzy August 6, 2008 8:54 pm

    Pauoa Boy:

    Re: Jason Rivers

    Jason went undrafted but was signed by the Tennessee Titans as a free agent.

  367. Garret (San Jose) August 6, 2008 9:03 pm


    Jason Rivers was unfortunately cut by the Titans. That is why Pauoa Boy was asking about him.

  368. Garret (San Jose) August 6, 2008 9:05 pm

    Nice article about Wes Suan. I didn’t realize just how far back his link to JJ went.

    When Suan was a freshman running back at Linfield College in tiny McMinnville, Ore., he was introduced to a local hotshot high school quarterback named June Jones, with whom he quickly became good friends.

    “June was the best golfer in our group of friends, and I was the worst,” Suan said. “So when we went out to play, he and I got paired up a lot.”

  369. mp August 6, 2008 9:05 pm


    I thought the article was excellently done. Very informative, to the point, and lots of human(ess). Keep up the good work.

  370. Garret (San Jose) August 6, 2008 9:13 pm

    Nice photo of Bess focusing on catching a pass.

  371. d1島: August 6, 2008 9:15 pm

    At 2:22 am in Gainesville
    Temperature 81°F
    Heat Index 91°F
    Wind Chill Factor 81°F
    Current Conditions Fair
    Dew Point 78°F
    Relative Humidity 90%

  372. d1島: August 6, 2008 9:19 pm


    I wonder who #2 son will meet in McMinnville this year?

  373. d1島: August 6, 2008 9:21 pm

    Speaking of #2 son.

    It was also interesting to see 2 of his former teammates out there today: from All-State to All-Stare in a few short months!

  374. Ralph August 6, 2008 9:30 pm

    USA loses to Denmark 2-0, Hope Solo was in the goal…maybe she still has her foot in her mouth after blasting her prior coach for playing Scurry as she remarked that she would have made the saves against the Brazilians.. Bachi big time…

  375. Kekoa August 6, 2008 9:31 pm

    A-House ~

    I admire your quiet and courageous stand made to right the blog ship. I myself was remiss for not stepping forward to curb the direction the email ‘conversations’ were headed. Remaining silent was not being very responsible, and for that I apologize.

    I hope we all think more highly of our fellow male or female Tsai-ko’s and be more sensitive to their feelings. After all, it is about preserving our unprecedented fellowship. I think we all know where that fine line must be drawn. Let’s all pledge to take the high road and remain on the ‘right’ side of it.

  376. Kekoa August 6, 2008 9:55 pm

    Kelli ~

    RE: #362

    I remember reading the article and thinking. Whoa?…Ha’a!…Thanks for educating the fans in your very well researched story. As a Kanaka Maole, well known for residing out here on the ceded lands of the Wessai, I’m very happy to see a young lady of Asian descent take exception to all things Hawaiian.

    I’m looking forward to meeting you at the K-call on the 16th. Maybe you can help me and The Punch Bowl Menehune re-write an all Hawaiian cheer for the Warriors.

  377. Stephen Tsai August 6, 2008 9:59 pm

    Well, despite the encouragement, I opted not to take a picture of the tree.

  378. d1島: August 6, 2008 10:12 pm

    Was that the result of an “arbor-ous” deliberation?

  379. addahknowjoe August 6, 2008 10:20 pm

    more like an executive “branch” decision

  380. Kelli August 6, 2008 10:27 pm

    chawan_cut and mp: Thanks! Hopefully greater stories are coming as I return to Ka Leo for the fall. Most of my classmates from the journalism program are on the news desk, so I didn’t have any sports stories last semester and it seems like that’s where I’m headed again. The new news editor already e-mailed me an assignment. Just dandy! I think she’s trying to get ready for the semester, which is actually pretty smart.

    Kekoa: Thank you. Living in Hawaii and being a reporter provides an excellent opportunity to become familiar with the different cultures. The ha’a is such a unique part of the team and I’m with Dr. Kanalu Young’s take on it — he told me how proud he was of the players for sharing the Hawaiian culture with the rest of the team.

  381. Vanessa August 6, 2008 10:34 pm

    Thanks hawaiianbod! We’ll try to make it to the morning practice on Saturday.

    Liz- rest & lots of fluids always works for me. Take care!

  382. momotaro August 6, 2008 10:35 pm

    This years Playoff Prestige has RGM as Grice-Mullen also.

    I like that card because it has RGM in his UH uniform. But the Donruss Threads card is autographed. I’m hoping to pick up one of the Donruss Threads cards for cheap. Jason Rivers also has an autographed Donruss Threads card in a Titans uniform.

  383. al August 6, 2008 10:46 pm

    guys….seriously don’t get all caught up with the injuries coming out of florida. an elite program like florida is not only 2 deep at every position but 3-4 deep as a matter of fact.

    their annual recruits list 3,4, and many a five star athlete. programs so well established as florida have more talent than they really should have and/or need.

    our team just needs to focus on perfecting what we do and how we do it. the coaches will craft a game plan that gives us the best chance to win. thats what we can hope for, sending our team as best prepared as possible and hopefully we will outsmart and out hustle them. we need to be as focused as we can. that is how we will beat them.

    …nuff said

  384. jm2375 August 6, 2008 11:12 pm

    Evening Tsaikos!

    Finally back home from a long day. Did a lot of driving. Lessee, Kailua to Hawaii Kai to Pearlridge to Wahiawa/Haleiwa/Waimea to Kapahulu to Kahala to Hawaii Kai and finally home to Kailua. Had a great time. Recommend parasailing to everyone not afraid of heights.

    bhf2 – Lyn is my cuz on my mom’s side. Her mom & my grandpa were siblings.

    OK, Boots and Kimos tomorrow. Looking forward to it.

  385. Ralph August 6, 2008 11:24 pm

    I notice most of the preseason games are on sirius, is sirius available in Hawaii…Washington will be on network TV the 4th week of preseason games…

  386. BowsForever August 6, 2008 11:35 pm

    Video interview with Colt by a Redskins TE in case you haven’t seen it:

    Link from Tombo Ahi:

    I wonder if that “screen phone” that Colt’s flipping around near the end of the video is the same phone he can’t text on. What’s he got there? LG Dare? Samsung Instinct? iPhone? Hm…

  387. Kekoa August 6, 2008 11:55 pm

    jm2375 ~ Is this the number of gallons of gas you used today? Wow gurl, you logged more miles than a cross country trucker!…Musta been fun tho – keeds screamin,’ brakes squealin,’ fast food wrappers all ovah da ka’awela. Yee Haw! Summertime in Hawaii Nei!

  388. Kekoa August 7, 2008 12:15 am

    Wow Rob25! You sumbodi eh?! Make us all wondah?…who’s that person ST spotted sitting next to you? Nah, nah…j/k! Practice must have been a hoot! Don’t get much better than that…except maybe when we ‘pulehu’ gator tails!

  389. 99club August 7, 2008 12:21 am

    Good morning Tsaikos!

    I don’t think sirius is available in Hawaii based on the current satellite footprint. Click on my name for link. I think they will be putting up more satellites in the future to possibly expand the footprint.

  390. Kekoa August 7, 2008 1:24 am

    99club ~ Good Morning!…Sirius doesn’t seem interested in expanding their footprint. Coverage by their ‘birds’ are ’bout the same as about 5 years ago.

    I guess we gotta depend on scrambling around the internet finding backdoors and such to find the games ignored by the media. Otherwise, it’s the expensive packages from the cable companies.

    At least we’ll be able to watch the Gators get flushed down their own swamp rat hole while enjoying a local style breakfast at Genji’s on the 30th!

  391. Ralph August 7, 2008 1:38 am

    On the 30th I hope ST post a new thread by 3 am HST…after reading the HA morning issue and the thread all I need is a few east coast guys up to keep me going for a couple hours then I can helle on to Genji, don’t need to sleep the hype and adrenaline will be enough…

  392. Ralph August 7, 2008 1:40 am

    if Hiflyer and PB’s brother get off late friday night or early saturday morning we can chat before heading out to Genji’s.

    So SteveM when will the doors to Genji’s open on game day.

  393. Kekoa August 7, 2008 1:58 am

    Hey Ralph – I’m stopping by Lisa’s Place before heading downtown. Make sure they got a loud crowd in da house!..Hehehe…

  394. Ralph August 7, 2008 2:20 am

    what time does Lisa’s close, I may join you if they have a cabaret permit to open until 4 am

  395. Ralph August 7, 2008 2:23 am

    Kekoa maybe we can have a Wessai gathering at Lisa’s place before heading to Genji’s…Koakane are you with us….

  396. bighilofan2 August 7, 2008 2:25 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere!

    howzit howzit. yesterday fball practice wit da Keaau Courgas JV.

    yu right, your name, respect it. i’m assuming da chastise wuz da yakkin about da inu wendo an da vulgarahtee wit da tree, an references to …. 😀
    so i goin lightin yu up in a nice way. akchally when i got home from practice an was catchin up wit yu guyz, my dark side, an nite time i get plenny dark sides 😀 wuz tinkin about dat sik huumah an my vishun went to da old Saturday Post poster i got somewhere downstairs – wit da runner on first base lookin at da pitcha an gettin ready fo leave da bag an steal second, an da first baseman standin dare wit his gloved right hand hanging, him whistlin, got his left hand holdin da ball on his left hip but hiding it from da runner, and he pretendin to look in da direkshun ah da pitcha but akchally his eyes slanted down towards da head ah da runnah, da pitcha akkin like he gettin ready fo windup (but he no mo ball, which is why i taut of da pitcha in da first place as i was readin da thread today). classic funny da postah. an i wouldn’t have thought about all dat if my funny bone wasn’t …. you get the idea. 😀
    AHouse, wat yu tink, summa da braddas neva take Communication at UH? 😀 Me tooo… 😆

  397. Ralph August 7, 2008 2:25 am

    99club isn’t the sun already shining in Texas?

  398. bighilofan2 August 7, 2008 2:46 am


    regarding the slow connections you saw today, what you figah?
    akchally, dats da vibes i get all day way ovah heeah in Hilo, jus
    watchin da tv reruns ah da guyz throwin.

    imo, da sweepin runnin qb is Inoke. da mo accurate throwin qb is inoke. but da fastah passin/delivery qb is alexandah. is dat wat yu tinkin too?

    i’m also tinkin dat to get da runnahs outta da backfield an into a pass catchin situation, da oline gotta hold fo mo time. u tinkin day can do dat job?

    an i’m tinkin about your comment “all State” to “all Stare,” for at least one ah da braddaz, gotta clear up da legal pikcha first, no like drag down da team. This is the best that can be done right now because when/if the trial thing heats up, its gonna heat up. This keeps it clean for the team all the while the action lets the young men know that the coaches still support them. The maxim “timing is everything” is so true! They’ll get their chances. Gotta take care of the past things first.

  399. bighilofan2 August 7, 2008 2:51 am

    howzit howzit.
    Thanks for helping with the JUGS! 😀

    If you get chance, show yo face at a praktiss.
    Lucky you live ova there,

  400. bighilofan2 August 7, 2008 3:01 am


    23 days and counting!

    three weeks till we catch da plane.

    three weeks till i die my hair.

    three weeks till i put da panko on da face.

    three weeks till i take da bannah off da wall
    (i use em fo shade ova da windows) an
    hele on to Gainesville via MCO an da CC.

    three weeks till my kids video da game so i can see rerunz
    of the Warrior Wreckers.

    i still get visions of Georgia in NOLa. i no foget dat one. Grrr..

    Go Warriors…

  401. Ralph August 7, 2008 3:09 am

    I was planning on going yesterday, wednesday, but i had a slow start and decided to pass on it…might check it out today at 4 pm if someone gives me a heads up whether the 7 on 7 and 11 on 11 is worth the effort of driving in traffic. but next Wednesday for sure, practice in pads, real action

  402. Ralph August 7, 2008 3:17 am

    the georgia DE played for the Colts last week, never touched Colt…to be successful our o line got to produce for us to score, and we will score,but the question is how many points can be score with the starting o line with the 3 amigos from last season in place. All we need is one more point than Florida then you take out your banana and whip out all over Gainesville.

  403. Ralph August 7, 2008 3:22 am

    You got to post earlier to catch D1shima, he goes to bed before more senioir citizens – around 11….

  404. Ralph August 7, 2008 3:23 am

    oops before most senior citizens…must be late

  405. bighilofan2 August 7, 2008 3:30 am

    so the last half hour i was catchin up on today’s odda paypah and the HA and reading about the QBs, their coach and the haps. when a guy comes into town, stands super tall, and loses 20 pounds by extra exercise, with all the hype coming from his last place of business, and then there is this other superhot QB and they’re all getting good press, i’m tinkin that the separation is gonna start now. you’ll see it, the receivers will see it. its how they look off the defenders and how quick the ball gets to the spot, and the cool confidence, that is the separation maker, imo.

  406. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 7, 2008 3:37 am

    Chx soup, gimchi and da blog… mmm.

  407. Pomai August 7, 2008 3:44 am

    August 7th, 2008 at 3:30 am

    so the last half hour i was catchin up on today’s odda paypah and the HA and reading about the QBs, their coach and the haps. when a guy comes into town, stands super tall, and loses 20 pounds by extra exercise, with all the hype coming from his last place of business, and then there is this other superhot QB and they’re all getting good press, i’m tinkin that the separation is gonna start now. you’ll see it, the receivers will see it. its how they look off the defenders and how quick the ball gets to the spot, and the cool confidence, that is the separation maker, imo.

    So what your saying is that Alexander may be the starting QB?

  408. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 7, 2008 3:44 am

    “I woke up this morning with the feeling that a huge roster move was going to be in the offing. Would the team have made a move for Brett Favre? Probably not — everyone here had been pretty blunt about that. But what about if Favre had gone to Tampa, and Jeff Garcia was available? Or if the Vikings cut Frerotte to make room for Favre, and my old In Gus We Trust shirt was going to become relevant again?

    So when I got into Redskins Park today and saw a note on my computer, I was completely unsurprised. I knew by then that Favre had gone to the Jets and that the Jets were planning to release Pennington, so I figured that the Skins had decided to add an experienced West Coast QB to heighten competition at the backup spots.

    Not exactly, but almost as exciting: “We signed free agent safety Justin Hamilton and released FB/TE Pete Schmitt.” A huge roster move indeed.”
    Interesting. I keep forgetting that this is the NFL and you can be gone at any moment.

  409. Pomai August 7, 2008 3:47 am

    LizK go to bed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  410. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 7, 2008 3:51 am

    Redskins Report (humor)
    Following up on Chris Cooley’s video interview of Colt and roomey yesterday, Clinton Portis got the next set of viewer questions:

    “One of the 20 questions was a celebrity offense. I looked no further than Clinton Portis to field this question. I think the pictures speak for themselves.

    QB – Uncle Rico
    FB – Mr. T. (Actually looks like our current fullback)
    RB – Kung Fu Joe (Clinton choose him to fill his shoes)
    TE – The Joker
    WR – Forest Gump
    WR – Sam Rockwell (Actually his character in The Green Mile)
    T – Dewey Cox
    G – Shrek
    C – Rambo
    G – The Terminator
    T – Hightower (From Police Academy and did play in the NFL)”

  411. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 7, 2008 4:08 am

    Getting a sense of what to expect from the next Redskins preseason game. Bad for the WR (injuries) corps but good for the rookies – including Colt!

    BTW- NFL Network is broadcasting the preseason games. That’s good news for satellite customers (I have Dish)!

  412. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 7, 2008 4:09 am

    Pomai- I’ve been sleeping since about 8pm and just got up to eat and take meds.

  413. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 7, 2008 4:30 am

    This is what I’ve been waiting for- how the starters see Colt. Here’s Fred Smoot.
    We’ll here’s your chance to get even. Tell me how the rookie head coach did in his debut.

    “He did well,” said Smoot, declining to fire back at Jim Zorn for selling him out on the conditioning test. “He did well. He showed you a few things out there. The thing about it, I think he did a great job – especially with him being an offensive guru. Come on, I think our quarterbacks probably missed four or five passes out there today, man. Every one of them that got in looked like they’d been there before, even Colt Brennan. It’s his first game and he looked real well. We gotta catch up with the offense. They’re looking real good. On defense, we gotta make sure we ain’t the ones losing games.”

    That’s not really something fans should spend too much time worrying about. The ‘Skins defense finished in the top 10 last year, and the addition of Jason “McDreamy” Taylor, as well as players like Carlos Rogers and Rocky McIntosh getting healthy in time for the start of season would suggest the defense has all the tools to be just as dominant in 2008.

  414. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 7, 2008 4:54 am

    Colt -vs- Brett?
    Redskins Aug 16 @ Jets 7pm ET Comcast/ WUSA

    “WOW. The meaningless preseason game a week from Saturday at the Jets suddently turned into a mega-media event with the trade late last night of superstar QB Brett Favre from Green Bay to New York. It’s doubtful that the Hall of Fame lock will play after less than a week of practice with his new team, but the game will be the Jets’ first at home since the trade and Gang Green will surely be out in full force to roar its approval of its new hero. Favre will be 39 in October, but he gives Jets fans hope that their team, 4-12 last year, can be a contender again. New York won just three playoff games the past 21 seasons, but Favre’s acquisition summons memories of the glorious 1968 season when Joe Namath and the Jets ruled the football world.”

  415. Bulla August 7, 2008 5:03 am

    Good morning Tsaikos,

    Have a productive day!

  416. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 7, 2008 5:19 am

    Hi Bulla!
    ‘kay…meds are starting to hit and it will be naptime again.

    I’m still trying to sort out the possible conflict comimg down the pike for the Tsaimeister—

    Colt? Jets?
    Colt? Jets?

    Who to root for?

    Then there’s gigi:

    Colt? Brett?
    Colt? Brett?

    Nitey nite!

  417. Bulla August 7, 2008 5:54 am


    get some rest, get better…..sweet dreams….

  418. d1島 August 7, 2008 5:56 am

    Great Morning All!


    Eh you buggah! Take it EEZY widda Senior references; I still pay full price at McDonald’s!


    I think it wouldn’t be a bad thing if the JC guys learned the offense sooner than later.
    As far as the two freshman, BOTH of them are on the team. As I remarked to the parents of one of them, they just starting all over again now and that means doing plenny watching for now. A year ago they were getting most of the reps; that day will come again for both of ’em.

  419. d1島 August 7, 2008 6:08 am

    btw, I haven’t quoted the stuff about the Geckos’ players’ legal woes but to see the things that Urban Meyer is contending with gives some perspective to the issue that bhf2 made reference to earlier.

    Instead of an off-field suspension for his recent open-container citation, Maurkice Pouncey had to deal with on-field disciplinary action Monday. “They got me running after practice,” Pouncey said. “I’ll go as long as they want it to be.”
    Pouncey had an open container of Natural Lite in a 2006 silver Chevy sedan that was pulled over on July 20 for driving without a tag, according to Alachua County records. Pouncey paid the $94 citation three days later, and the case was closed.

    …and then there’s this gem.

    As expected, among the walk-ons present was troubled Ronnie Wilson, who worked out with Florida’s defensive line. Wilson missed all of last season while serving a two-year probation sentence after pleading no contest to one count of battery and one count of discharging a firearm in public, both misdemeanors, stemming from an April 2007 arrest.
    Wilson fired an AK-47 into the air to scare a man after a fight outside a night club, according to the police report. UF coach Urban Meyer suspended him for a year following his arrest, and the sentencing in August made his future as an athlete and student in Gainesville more uncertain.

    I won’t spend the time looking up all the issues that Mark Richt had to deal with this past off-season….
    ’nuff sed

  420. FloridaTed August 7, 2008 6:11 am

    Morning, Tsaiko-Nation and Tsai-Meister,

    Great reporting from camp.

    Sofar it’s going about as well as I’ve expected. I have full confidence that we’ll be as ready as can be for the opener.

    Have a great day everybody.

  421. d1島 August 7, 2008 6:17 am


    I realize that the Geckos are very deep at all positions. If you look at the blog site I am pulling the stuff from, these are the noteworthy items that the Orlando Sentinel writer has chosen. Injuries are something that are focused on by THEIR writer as significant news items. I’m just relaying the info.
    UH going be lining up against eleven 3,4 and 5 star athletes in all phases of the game; maybe it’s significant to note which ones have D1 experience and which ones only played against 16 and 17 year-olds, maybe not?

  422. d1島 August 7, 2008 6:20 am

    Hopefully by this time you went back to bed. If not….wea da slippah!?!? haha
    Get well soon! 🙂


  423. djmitcho August 7, 2008 6:24 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos! Hope everyone has a good day.

  424. Addahknowsports (SF) August 7, 2008 7:15 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos and Tsaikettes!


    Sorry to hear you are not feeling well. Please get better soon. The blog is not the same without you, not that a cold would keep you away.
    Give the Kauai contingency my aloha.

    I am freezing my okole off here in SF. Every day seems to get colder and colder. Finally turned up the thermostat….aaaaaahhhhhh.

    I think we are going to eat some crab today.


    That is a nice picture of you and Nalani Choy.

  425. djmitcho August 7, 2008 7:15 am

    Wow, it’s a quiet morning in the Tsaiko village

  426. Auntie Tita Leadfoot (SF, too) August 7, 2008 7:25 am

    Wassssup Tsaiko Peeps!

    I agree with A-sports. SF is freekin’ freezin’. I wen stow away in her luggage fo’ get hea. Da plane’s cargo hold was warmer than this.
    Today we going stomp some crab.


    No worries. Da mission is a go.

    Have one awesome day everybody. Pray I don’t fall into da bay….I going sink like one stone.

  427. FloridaTed August 7, 2008 7:29 am


    When you look a little closer, even with homer eyes, you can see that we also have quite a number of 3 and 4 star athletes, if fairly assessed.

    But it is one thing to be a 5 star athlete as a freshman with no experience, vs a 3 star senior with four years of starting. I’ll take the latter anytime.

    Sure the Gators have a lot of talent, but so have we. We have no reason at all to be intimidated.

  428. Koauka August 7, 2008 7:34 am

    Football is played on the gridiron.

    Time to play the Gators!

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

    Looks like Colt’s bottom is better…

    “Colt Brennan completed a nice long arcing pass over the defense to Anthony Mix on his first snap in 7-On-7 drills.

    The pass rush looked very strong in today’s practice, and there have been times where Carter and Taylor together have looked dominating. Both first- and second-team offenses came up short in two minute drills, largely because of the aggressive defense, but it was interesting to watch Coach Zorn get with the quarterbacks after every play.

    The quarterbacks and equipment guys finished the day trying to hit the crossbar from about 20 yards away. How’d it go? “Everyone missed,”says Todd Collins. A minute later, Derek Devine leaves the field. “Got one on the last try,” he says with a smile. “Just gotta keep trying.” Assistant equipment manager Anders Beutel backs him up. “Yeah, he got one, but everyone else was gone.” Nevertheless, Jason Campbell remains skeptical. “We have no proof,” he says. But Anders backed him up. “Oh, Anders backed him up? Probably paid him off.””

  430. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 7, 2008 7:47 am

    Oh Yeah,
    Just woke up to sign some papers for #3 son before he heads off to school. Man, that Tamiflu is a knock-out. I feel better but am still staying home to rest and blog.

  431. addahknowjoe August 7, 2008 7:51 am

    Nobody believes Hawaii will win. That’s a good thing. Keep thinking like that. Take us cheap.

    First game of the season and we’re gonna shock the nation!

    I love it! Bring on the Gator meat! Let the feast commence!

    Take care Liz

  432. Da Punchbowl Kid August 7, 2008 8:11 am

    *DPK stands to the side of addahknowjoe, snarling and growling, foamin’at the mouth, nodding his head in agreement…*

  433. Da Punchbowl Kid August 7, 2008 8:13 am

    Good morning all y’all. Have a great day! 🙂

  434. Pomai August 7, 2008 8:22 am

    I am so glad that I see more and more people come to the realization that we will in fact win in da swamp.

  435. jm2375 August 7, 2008 8:34 am

    Good morning!

    Having 1st cup of coffee to wake-up!

    Liz – Rest, rest, rest. Hope the Tamiflu is working for you.

    Kekoa – I was ready to collapse by the time we got home at 10. I wen immediately go bocha. Woke me up for about an hour, but then was off to the land of dreams…

    bhf2 – so is Jerry a lurker? If so, get ’em to post! Pretty good for a guy from Indiana, yeah?

    Thanks for the reports from practice. I hope that we’re seeing bigger day-to-day improvement from all units everyday.

  436. SteveM August 7, 2008 8:35 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Not sure if anyone posted it already, but I just noticed Colt has another entry on the Redskin blog (dated Tuesday Aug 5).

  437. Stretch August 7, 2008 8:37 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    Watching practice yesterday, the Tsaikos were pretty well represented. It was kind of already mentioned in ST’s article this morning, but it appears that the QB’s need to get comfortable with the live pass rush. They looked like they had some “happy feet” with the dline putting the pressure on. With time, they will get more comfortable and it will also give time for the o-line to get used to working along side each other. We don’t have much time but I am confident we’ll be okay by the time Florida rolls around.

    Being a kicker & long snapper must be really boring. There was a soccer team practicing on the lower field so they were left to being spectators for most of the practice.

    Can’t attend practice today but I hope more progress is made.

  438. al August 7, 2008 8:40 am

    d1島…..good morning brother.

    my comment was not a dig on you. i just wanted others who would get too excited about that kind of stuff not to get overly involved in that kind of hype. i know, you know that no matter what the game is played and won in the trenches.

    it is interesting how much information is coming out of gecko land regarding injuries, suspensions, and ak-47’s. all we have had is a-would-be-qb hitting the books and a tweaked leg on our beastly rb.

    i do appreciate your reporting of all this stuff.

    but, that is a good thing.

    perhaps this just reflects the local style mentality to tough out any small kine oweees

  439. Rob25 August 7, 2008 11:51 am

    Kekoa – I would have to get my picture on this blog everyday to be half the superstar that Nalani is. Maybe I can get all the media to take my pic…they are the only one’s allowed to take pics. Ask WM…better yet, ask Ronnie!

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