Austin power

On Monday, the cast was removed from quarterback Shane Austin’s right foot. He had suffered a fracture on the final play of the Warrior Bowl.
Well, Austin still wears a a protective boot. But that does not prevent him from throwing during unsupervised workouts.



  1. Addahknowsports June 1, 2008 3:03 am


    I really enjoy the pictures that you’ve been posting. Adds a lot to the blog entries

    The ladder drill…is that the same thing as the tire thing?

    Good morning!

  2. kodifan June 1, 2008 3:04 am

    The lurker is number 1!!

  3. kodifan June 1, 2008 3:04 am

    oops number 2

  4. kodifan June 1, 2008 3:05 am

    Hi ST-

    I have to agree, the pictures are really nice!

  5. ai-eee-soos June 1, 2008 3:15 am

    From 2 days ago. Scholarships should go to:

    1. Libre

    2. Bain (this helps the APR)

  6. ai-eee-soos June 1, 2008 3:22 am

    from yesterday:

    ST: is Steele Vantz part of 105 summer squad,

    or does he report later.

    This guy looks like he has the physical build to be a

    player at several positions.

  7. Pomai June 1, 2008 4:12 am

    In keeping with ST’s your the coach question, here is one I have:

    As of right now Alexander is your starting QB with Tyler as the backup, but you want to have Inoke Funaki, on the field also because of his leadership and play, where do you put him offense or defense then what position?

  8. bighilofan2 June 1, 2008 4:29 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

    howzit. I agree with you on Vantz. I thought the same about Shane.

    Inoke is a super class act. It takes a person with super leadership skills to run drills involving this calibre of athletes. IF Inoke or Tyler get to be the #1 QB this season for even 1 game, they are going to have to step it up, bigtime. Rausch & Alexander are super talents. They both bring their own hype machines, & are used to success. how in the world Rolo going assess who he thinks going be the O leader (Funaki, Graunke, Rausch, Alexander) against Florida on the 1st play? Sentiment leans me towards Tyler or Funaki. But, being a gladiator wannabe, I’m thinking Alexander the Great. Maybe Rausch the Warrior. The brother gotta look good on national TV.

    All I know is I’m in da posse, we’re gonna be in da Hawaii section an I going see da rise ah da national powah. Goin take da whole team fo
    be ready to go, including all the coaches and Coach Mack. So


  9. J June 1, 2008 4:34 am

    Agility ladder drills are so much better than running ladders…at least that’s what my players would say afterwards. Well, not after running ladders…after that exercise they just focused on getting oxygen into their systems.

  10. bighilofan2 June 1, 2008 4:37 am


    if I was coach wannabe, I’d wait at least until after Summer I to make any kind of assessment. I might be thinkin Alexander the Great as DE by then. I can so that from what I’ve seen so far, the competition is open. I thought Shane was great in the Spring. But, like everything else, TIMING IS almost EVERYTHING…

    btw, the pikcha the other day was great!

  11. bighilofan2 June 1, 2008 4:39 am


    can so=can say


  12. Garret June 1, 2008 4:53 am


    I agree with A-sports and also appreciate your photos.

    Good news about Austin and Bryant.

  13. Garret June 1, 2008 4:55 am

    I guess the season ticket holders didn’t take all of the Florida and Oregon State tickets.

    Order forms for purchasing tickets to University of Hawai’i football games at Florida and Oregon State will be available to the general public starting today.

  14. Garret June 1, 2008 4:55 am

    This was not a nice mention from the Sporting News.

    2. Georgia- Clicking like never seen (by this generation at least) will guide them to slaughtering a few more teams like they did to Hawaii last post-season.

  15. bighilofan2 June 1, 2008 4:56 am


    who you think got the it factor? Right now day all tink day shuud be da startin QB, oddawize day wudn’t be dayah.

    wat i also noticed is dat mel gotz wurk to do on some ah da guyz, maybe day no need bra but ST’s pikchas suggestin opu support. 😆

    yu tinkin Austin tinkin da same ting wen ST wen snap his pikcha? 😀

  16. Garret June 1, 2008 4:57 am

    Colt makes an appearance on the Augie Show! I think that Augie did an awesome job at the Warriors Rally event…that was the first time I had seen him and I was impressed.

    Hawaii celebrities Colt Brennan, Konishiki, and Chef Sam Choy make guest apperances as well.

  17. Garret June 1, 2008 4:58 am

    Chad Kapanui’s team lost last night because the other team scored a TD on a kickoff return with 11 seconds left! I feel really bad for Chad because he had just tied the game with a TD pass.

    Shannon Poppinga scored the winning touchdown on a 55-yard kickoff return with 11 seconds left, lifting the Storm to a 41-34 win over the Sioux City Bandits in United Indoor Football on Saturday.

    Poppinga’s heroics were a bitter blow for the Bandits (4-8), who had tied the game 34-34 on a 7-yard TD pass from Chad Kapanui to John Bentley with 18 seconds remaining.

  18. Garret June 1, 2008 4:59 am

    Off to Disneyland with my family now. Our SoCal passes only work for a few more Sundays before we are blocked out for the summer.

  19. bighilofan2 June 1, 2008 5:07 am


    an yu had to remind me how da UGA coach (Richt) wen make to us in da 3rd quatah. i nevah forget. I don’t tink Mack get memory prolems eedah.

  20. LizKauai June 1, 2008 5:19 am

    huh… ?
    my post disappeared.

    Latahs…need sleep.
    Sweet dreams!

  21. bighilofan2 June 1, 2008 5:24 am

    Remember, Georgia nevah give chance. If you’re not leading the way, you’re in the way.

  22. wafan June 1, 2008 6:22 am

    Good morning all!

  23. wafan June 1, 2008 6:28 am

    IB . . .

    No Jr. FF out here. We do have the Explorers, and Search and Rescue groups (separate from the Explorers). The SAR people are usually active and retired Special Forces, police, fire-fighters, and other interested adults. They provide the communication and training and you provide the vehicle and equipment. All pretty low cost but very effective.

  24. wafan June 1, 2008 6:30 am

    Hyflyer . . .

    Thank you for the link! I was curious as to the graduation schedule. I usually find it in the HA but with this new set up I gave up looking for it.

  25. wafan June 1, 2008 6:35 am

    A few years ago I suggested to the graduation committee that we do a Project Graduation. Shot down ugly. They claimed it was more work than they needed. I figured get the community and parents involved to help plan and execute the event. But, nope. The ASB/Activities person wanted nothing to do with it.

    Sad. I guess it will take several incidents before she does anything. I do not understand why she has to be reactive rather than proactive. Silly ivory-towerist.

  26. J June 1, 2008 6:44 am

    Morning wafan,

    Maybe the PTA and other senior parents can organize that event if the graduation committee is overwhelmed…

  27. d1shima [sez:] June 1, 2008 7:12 am

    Great Morning All.

    Agree with A-sports. Keep those pics coming Stephen.
    Some video again would be nice 😉 (faint sound of Clapton-Unplugged in da background……Layla…..)

  28. d1shima [sez:] June 1, 2008 7:14 am


    To further what J is saying, the SLS Project Grads are all done completely separate from the school. It is totally parent-driven.

  29. gigi-hawaii © June 1, 2008 7:17 am

    d1, on the way home from the gym around 6:30 last night, hubby said there was a lot of traffic around the stadium. I guess it was the PCHS grad? How did it go?

  30. d1shima [sez:] June 1, 2008 7:18 am

    I checked p. 65 of The Perfect Season
    UH won, 52-37. Yay 😀

    Did you know there is a typo in the 1st line of the story? (jic you folks print more editions 😉 )

  31. gigi-hawaii © June 1, 2008 7:19 am

    When I graduated from Roosevelt, there was no project grad. Some of my classmates in journalism class were invited to our teacher’s party after the ceremony. We all had a good time.

  32. d1shima [sez:] June 1, 2008 7:26 am

    G’morning gigi.

    We didn’t make it in to the ceremony. Just the greetings afterwards.
    Very crowded. As expected, very exciting. #2 son greeted lots of the grads that he grew up with in elementary school. Despite going to SLS, he has stayed close to several of them thru the years.

    But the traffic was horrible getting out because the State Fair is going on now.
    Gridlock around Gate 8. After sitting in the car for 20 minutes just trying to get outta my stall, I walked down the line of people in my lane and convinced them all to turn around and backtrack thru the parking lot to the Moanalua Rd. on-ramp and finally got out.

  33. gigi-hawaii © June 1, 2008 7:30 am

    d1, good idea! glad they listened to you.

  34. gigi-hawaii © June 1, 2008 7:33 am

    funny, when I attended 2nd daughter’s Radford grad at the stadium, there weren’t that many people so no traffic getting out.

  35. d1shima [sez:] June 1, 2008 7:33 am

    We all had a good time

    Remembering that the legal drinking age was 18 then, I’m sure you did! 😉

  36. d1shima [sez:] June 1, 2008 7:34 am


    PCHS had 400+ graduates

  37. gigi-hawaii © June 1, 2008 7:38 am

    Busy day today. First, golf at PCC for 1 hour. Then lunch at Bubba Gump. Then at 5 pm, the opening reception of an art exhibition at Hon Country Club.

    The art should be interesting. Old clothes donated by celebrities will be artistically arranged. Looking forward to seeing what the artist did to Mufi Hannemann’s clothes. haha

  38. jm2375 June 1, 2008 7:42 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos,

    Happy Sunday!!

    Another United horror story:
    Hubby returned from Baltimore yesterday. BWI-DEN leg on time. DEN-HNL is where all the ridiculousness happened. First, a crew member was late, so they were an hour late departing. Then they discovered they didn’t have enough fuel to make it over the Pacific so they had to make an unscheduled stop in SFO. This is supposed to be a non-stop. Spent 3 hours on the ground in SFO. They were not allowed off the plane, since UAL didn’t know why there wasn’t enough fuel. Turned out they forgot to fill the gas tank! ❗ Then the crew member who was late announces that the crew has hit their time limit and so they had to wait for a new crew. They arrived in HNL almost 5 hrs late!! If I didn’t have so many miles on UAL I wouldn’t fly them anymore.

    Saw a few minutes of the Utah St game. Nice fix for us Warrior junkies.

    Gotta go buy new car battery so I can go work tomorrow. Mine wen make (again) yesterday.

    OK back to lurking (and laundry)

  39. gigi-hawaii © June 1, 2008 7:43 am

    Drat! My email is always sending messages from “Canadian Pharmacy” regarding their “secure viagra.” Now, why would I need that?

  40. gigi-hawaii © June 1, 2008 7:45 am

    jm, yeah that is a horror story! But my sister-in-law can top that. Her plane lost her luggage on the way to her 2 week trip to Europe. She had to reuse 2 dresses and 2 pairs of underwear for the whole time.

  41. jm2375 June 1, 2008 8:01 am


    Yikes! I’ve been lucky that that hasn’t happened to us yet.

    Re email: block that address, so you don’t see the messages anymore. In Outlook Express, it Tools>Message Tools>Blocked Sender List. I get a lot of those, but I think they are coming thru on a list-serv I subscribe to that is housed at a certain SEC school that has a bulldog as a mascot.

  42. gigi-hawaii © June 1, 2008 8:05 am

    Jm, yeah, I sent it to spam so Canadian pharmacy always goes to “bulk mail.” I know I shouldn’t bother with it, but for some reason, I always click on Bulk to see if “good” messages were sent there by mistake. That’s when I see Canadian Pharmacy.

  43. Stretch June 1, 2008 8:44 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    Great news from last night’s game. The BCS dream is still alive with the win against Utah St. Let’s hope it continues through out the season.

  44. Stephen Tsai June 1, 2008 8:45 am

    I’m committed to United since I have about 750,000 lifetime miles.
    Still …
    Want to know the reason UH started to use charters?
    I was in SFO with JJ once. We were scheduled for the same flight. JJ starts to scan the waiting area, which isn’t very full, then said: “Let’s go to the bar. The flight’s going to be canceled.”
    I’m like, I didn’t hear an announcement.
    So I go to the counter to ask. They said everything is fine. But five minutes later, it’s announced the flight is canceled because of some mechanical problem. We’re all going to be automatically rebooked on the next flight.
    I see JJ in the bar. He said: Told you.

  45. Stephen Tsai June 1, 2008 8:51 am

    Anyway, because of my miles, and because I know a lot of United people, I still put them No. 1, although I’m sure everyone else would rate Hawaiian No. 1.
    Here are my rankings.
    1. United.
    2. Continental (everyone gets a TV, full meals are still served).
    3. Hawaiian (because it just feels like home).
    4. Delta (OK, it has the tiniest rest rooms and overhead bins, but the planes are clean and my bags usually make it).
    5. Alaska/Horizon (Really nice people).
    What’s everybody else’s list?

  46. d1shima [sez:] June 1, 2008 8:52 am

    I guess when you hit the Million Mile Club you get pre-cognitive?
    Or maybe you just start to get a little cynical? 😐

  47. Stretch June 1, 2008 8:53 am

    gigi – go take a trip to the Big Island and you can play this course. It sets up perfect for you.

  48. Stretch June 1, 2008 8:57 am

    Re: Airlines

    I fly Hawaiian whenever I can, then second choice will be United. What I don’t understand is why United doesn’t charge everyone $5 per flight and give some food on the plane. Nobody is going to “feel” the additional $5 when you are talking about a hundreds of dollars for the flight. It makes them look so cheap when you have to pay to eat on the flight.

  49. d1shima [sez:] June 1, 2008 8:58 am

    After having flown on Continental 1st class coming back from FL recently, I can see why some put them up there as a favorite. That was only my first time ever paying for flying 1st class. I wish I was feeling better to really enjoy it.
    Even coach on CO is good.

    I’d put HAL next, too.
    Then UA, although I haven’t flown them in awhile, but going off of my experience back then.

  50. homey ® June 1, 2008 8:58 am

    gigi – The emails are for your hubby.

    The thing about ladder drills is that if you are uncoordinated, forget it. Nah, go through the motions slowly and sooner or later even the most uncoordinated person will be able to dance like Chris Penn on “Footloose”.

  51. Stretch June 1, 2008 8:59 am

    Frist class…. The only way to fly

  52. homey ® June 1, 2008 9:03 am

    Michelle Wie took 6th place over in Europe. With a final round -5 and a final score of -14. Looks like she may ge getting her groove back.

  53. d1shima [sez:] June 1, 2008 9:03 am


    Since I wasn’t feeling well when I boarded, I dozed off even b4 take-off.
    What got me up quickly was when the Steward gently shook my shoulder and asked me, “Would you like some warmed nuts?” 😯

    (Deserves another one) 😯

  54. homey ® June 1, 2008 9:05 am

    I fly the cheapest I can find and pack my own bento.

  55. homey ® June 1, 2008 9:06 am

    d1shima – Did the Steward have his head tilted and hands folded when he asked you?

  56. Stretch June 1, 2008 9:07 am

    d1 – luckily the nuts weren’t already sitting there and then he would have asked you, “you want me to warm up your nuts?”

  57. Stretch June 1, 2008 9:09 am

    If was a Stewardess, that’s another story….. hahahaha

  58. homey ® June 1, 2008 9:11 am

    d1shima – …also, did he ask you with a slight lisp?

  59. Jason June 1, 2008 9:11 am

    My friend and I are going to take United just cause of the prices and flight availability. So, anyone want to donate some miles? 😉

    To those talking about Kevin Robinson last night: I had to laugh. Of course he got drafted. It’s about electricity. Robinson is an electric player (despite his AWFUL 40 time); when there is so much depth at a position like WR in the draft, teams are going to go for the electric players that might be a little raw but can develop into studs. Would I take him over Bess, Grice-Mullins, and Rivers? Depends on the type of player I would need. All four are good, but when you are talking about drafting players, teams will almost always go for the more-electric player over the more polished ones that aren’t as electric. And I’ll tell you this — if he ran a 4.4 instead of a 4.69, he could’ve gone in the 4th round, rather than the 6th.

    Okay, gotta run. See you all later.

  60. d1shima [sez:] June 1, 2008 9:11 am


    No. But I found it hard to sleep again on the flight.

    Yep. If not for getting ill, it’s always the cheapest flt for me, too.
    Not only do I usually BRING a bento; I will usually MAKE it at home, too.

  61. JaM June 1, 2008 9:15 am

    Good Morning all…

    Had a great time at the Wessai CC yesterday…

    Nice meeting PauoaBoy and family!..Forgot to ask..can your son say “Go Warriors” now?

    Scholarships…if all candidates are rated evenly and just as deserving then would a drawing from out of the hat work?

    Hawaiian is my choice only because of the miles accumulated and do not really travel very far most of the time.

    Go Warriors!

  62. d1shima [sez:] June 1, 2008 9:15 am


    Ah, not sure about that.
    When they talk about the “aging fleet” of the airlines, I don’t think they only talking about da planes! 😉

  63. MeiLing June 1, 2008 9:19 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    ST ~ there’s another typo in the last paragraph (fhe=the), but the brain converts it.

    Since I don’t know the UH campus yet, what field are the players on in the pictures? Mahalo for the great pics, ST! The CC fuud pics from Friday’s lunch were ono!

  64. Stephen Tsai June 1, 2008 9:21 am

    I’ve told this a thousand times, but I once got upgraded on Continental on a direct flight to Houston.
    The team was on the same flight. I think I sat next to Lui Fuga. Anyway, while we were almost done boarding, the flight attendant said: “Is Stephen Tsai here?”
    About eight players said: “I’m Stephen Tsai.”
    I show the flight attendant my boarding pass, and she says, “Follow me, you’ve been upgraded.”
    As I walk up the aisle, someone taps my shoulder. It’s one of the coaches, sitting in coach. He said: “Trade with me.”
    I said: “I’m sorry, do I know you?”
    As I looked back, he made the throat-slashing signal.
    I ended up with the first seat in first class. It was so amazing. When I reclined, I was almost fully horizontal. (There was a foot rest) I slept nearly the entire eight-hour flight. I didn’t want to leave the plane because I figured the chair might be better than the hotel bed.

  65. d1shima [sez:] June 1, 2008 9:21 am

    Gee, I hope the Project Grad checkout is going good for Koakane.
    Kinda sad about what he was saying about some parents in the past who “forget” to pick-up their kids 👿

  66. homey ® June 1, 2008 9:21 am

    The funny thing is that whenever we come home from a trip to the continent we order take out Chinese food on the way home.

  67. Stephen Tsai June 1, 2008 9:23 am

    On the way home from the airport?

  68. Stephen Tsai June 1, 2008 9:24 am

    So this is a pretty sad story about Universal Studios:

  69. homey ® June 1, 2008 9:24 am

    Mililani grad tonight! I’m going just to experience the traffic.

  70. homey ® June 1, 2008 9:25 am

    ST – YEP! Well, only if the restaurant is open.

  71. d1shima [sez:] June 1, 2008 9:25 am

    Yeah Stephen, that’s the same seat I had; the one in the middle.
    Since I was trying to avoid sleep, I was looking at the in-flight mag and saw the first-class seat on the international flights. Wow, those do go virtually horizontal AND there’s a hood that goes over the top with a light inside.
    Must be nice….

  72. Stephen Tsai June 1, 2008 9:27 am

    I love those individual TVs.

  73. homey ® June 1, 2008 9:27 am

    Woo Hoo! Grocery shopping time! Catch you guys later.

  74. Stephen Tsai June 1, 2008 9:29 am

    By the way, d1, notice you’re batting leadoff?

  75. bonar June 1, 2008 9:38 am


  76. FloridaTed June 1, 2008 9:41 am

    Morning/afternoon, Tsaiko Nation and Tsai-Meister.

    It seems that I’m picking up some strange vibes about Tyler from this blog over the last few days. Sometimes it says more from what one doesn’t hear. What’s going on with him? Anybody? ST? knows anything? He doesn’t appear to really be with the team. Has he lost his mojo or is it all just my imagination?

  77. d1shima [sez:] June 1, 2008 9:44 am

    Is it because you like my footwork on the basepath?

    Hmm, this could put my movie plans in jeopardy

  78. d1shima [sez:] June 1, 2008 9:47 am

    It’s fortunate that those vault items at Universal had back-ups.
    Still, if they call a fire alarm for a facade, do they send a real firetruck…with real firefighters…who use real water?

  79. addahknowjoe June 1, 2008 10:04 am


    The link at post (47)- Hey, I went to school and played football with Cody’s dad (Marvin) in Ka’u. Marvin’s sister is my classmate. I was just talking with Marvin’s brother just two days ago. He mentioned Marvin and the family were heading off to Europe to watch their daughter play in a youth golf tournament.

    Small world. Only in Hawai’i.

    Mahalo for the link.

  80. Stretch June 1, 2008 10:08 am

    A-Joe – I wonder if their daughter can beat gigi??

  81. addahknowjoe June 1, 2008 10:25 am

    Stretch- I’ll inquire once they get back from Europe. =)

  82. Kekoa June 1, 2008 10:49 am

    Good Morning Tsaiko Villagers!

    Will the UH campus turn into a Hollywood set? I mean we got Austin Powers, we got the Full Metal Jacket kid that looks like the one from Ridgemont High. We got Alexander The Great…and the theme song from “Five Oh.” Priceless.

  83. Kekoa June 1, 2008 10:56 am

    Or…how ’bout this scenario. We play Florida with just our QB’s against their QB’s? We certainly have enuff to field a team. Ha!…They could very easily Bow Tie Tebow.

  84. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc June 1, 2008 11:00 am

    Good Morning Everyone:

    Slept 12+ hours with two very short breaks to use the lua. Must have been what was needed because the cold is far less nasty than it was when I hit the pillows last night.

    Garret: No, you are not one of the people referred to in my post yesterday; however, your earlier response was used as a reason to go on the attack by a couple of others. You are a civilized individual with whom it is possible to carry on a reasonable conversation even if we do disagree.

    I agree with you that the NCAA rules as administered currently by their Compliance Division preclude that kind of financial help. I confirmed that with a telephone call a few weeks ago.

    However, the illegal financial support violations continue to happen, primarily in BCS conferences. I was given a list of violations – no details not even conference, let alone schools – which includes cars, vacations, cell phones, off-campus free rentals, clothing, employment both real & shadow for family members, plane tickets, free meals, computers, tutoring services – so the sanctions & prohibitions don’t seem to be working as they should.

    Most violations seem to occur at private univesities and are targeted towards young African-American males who are expected to use their great athletic abilities to benefit their extended families over time.

    Still, how many schools are going to be sanctioned? That’s a question to be answered.

    What I am suggesting is to advocate for changing the existing rules to allow universities – especially but not exclusively publicly-funded institutions – to treat student ahtletes the same way that other students are treated who are in work-study programs.

    Without naming names, compare how students with great athletic abilities coming from middle-class families holding strong values do in school & life compared to those with similar athletic talents coming from impoverished and/or dysfunctional families. Obviously, some student athletes do succeed regardless of their backgrounds, but many, many more find they are forced to practice, go to class, and work in scut jobs just in order to eat and pay the rent.

    The pressures are too much so it makes sense for them to quit and start making real money in the pros.

    If we want to increase our graduation rates, we need to look at ways to help all students – regardless of their talents, skills or majors – and their families.

    What needs to be done next is to find out if I’m the only one who cares about this issue or if this is a concern held by coaches and administrators as well. If the latter, then how do we work together to get the rules changed at both the NCAA & WAC levels. If not, then let’s drop the subject and move on to other issues.


    CHANGE OF SUBJECT #1: The season ticket information is out for the upcoming women’s volleyball season.

    2008 Women’s Volleyball Prices

    How to Determine Season Ticket Prices:

    Seat Price + Premium Seat Contribution(PSC)=Total For Season Ticket

    *$15.00 handling charge per order (not per ticket)


    Koa Anuenue Premium Seat Contributions are attached to seats designated as “premium seats”. These contributions along with the ticket price must be paid in full in order for you to receive your tickets.

    NOTE: 80% of Koa Anuenue Premium Seat Contributions are allowable as charitable contribution deductions. Please consult your tax or financial advisor for more information.

    For further information regarding Koa Anuenue’s Premium Seat Contributions, please call 956-6500.

    Seat + PSC = Total

    Lower* $165.00 + $100.00 = $265.00

    Upper Adult $120.00 + $0.00 = $120.00

    Upper Sr. Citizen $110.00 + $0.00 = $110.00

    Upper Student (4 – high school) $75.00 + $0.00 = $75.00

    Upper UH Student $40.00 + $0.00 = $40.00

    UH Lower Level Super Rooter $60.00 + $0.00 = $60.00

    UH Lower Level Super Rooter Guests $165.00 + $50.00 = $215.00

    UH Manoa Maniacs $60.00 + $0.00 = $60.00

    * A valid UH System ID is required at the time of purchase of a UH Student, Super Rooter, and Manoa Maniacs Ticket.

    * One (1) UH Student and Optional One (1) Guest Per Valid UH Student ID in Upper Level or Super Rooter Areas

    * Manoa Maniacs Area are for UH System Students Only

    CHANGE OF SUBJECT #2: With respect to the early start of the Florida game – how about speaking with folks at either the Kaka`ako Big City Diner who will definitely be open for breakfast at that time or seeing if Don Murphy would be willing to cater an event for us that early in the morning. The other possibility might be the Hukilau Restaurant where the baseball Call the Coach program was held several times this past season.

    Much as I would love to have something at SSC since the Wahine will be there later in the day, the video screens pretty much suck.

    CHANGE OF SUBJECT #3: If any of you are going to be around UH late this afternoon, there’s a great film being shown at 5 pm in Sinclair Auditorium called “King Corn.”

    Saw it on PBS a few weeks ago and it has drastically changed my life.

    Date: June 1, 2008
    Time: 5:00 p.m., discussion to follow film
    Place: Spalding Auditorium, University of Hawai’i
    Tickets: $5 at the door, Seniors Free (Parking’s free on Sundays)

    King Corn is a feature documentary about two friends, one acre of corn, and the subsidized crop that drives our fast-food nation.

    In King Corn, Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis, best friends from college on the east coast, move to the heartland to learn where their food comes from. With the help of friendly neighbors, genetically modified seeds, and powerful herbicides, they plant and grow a bumper crop of America’s most-productive, most-subsidized grain on one acre of Iowa soil. But when they try to follow their pile of corn into the food system, what they find raises troubling questions about how we eat and how we farm.

    Am getting stink-eye from a certain someone about doing household chores so have to go.

    Have a great day everyone.

  85. LizKauai June 1, 2008 11:59 am

    Last night (this AM) I wrote something about being in a play again and finding my character – because as a “background” prisoner in Man of LaMancha, with a solid downstage left position, I need meaningful but unobstrusive business to add to the ambience of the setting. I’m really there to sing 6 bars of high soprano before the intermission and another 6 bars in the finale.

    Got the videos from the band concert finally loaded on YouTube and linked to my blog. Ukuboi did not play the uke but chose to “beat box” to the breakup song… which, I later found out, was a sad-special moment for him.

    OK. Off for shopping and soccer practice.

    have a GREAT day!!!

  86. BG June 1, 2008 12:33 pm

    Top of the day to Tsaikos everywhere!

    Nancy’s was just an amazing place to be yesterday! We just blew by previous records in attendance…must have been just over 20 (22?) for brunch. God bless the staff at Nancy’s…they are gracious, keep the coffee coming, and are patient as we fill the hours with great conversation.

    Kekoa – thanks for putting it together with your co-host, Koakane. And so wonderful to see your dad having a good time too. One thing I’m gonna remember for the next one…we have to gather around a table and introduce everyone by their handles. It was fantastic to meet Pauoa Boy and his family, but, I noticed some faces that I didn’t know. Time flew by so quick (as it usually does) that I didn’t get a chance to meet/great… maybe I was a little shy, too 😆

    Once again, I was totally in awe of the “United Nations” composition of the Ohana. A quick look around revealed how we cut across genders, races, ages, cultures, professions, and personalities!!! And talk about talent…wow! The person who stereotyped Tsaikos as “sheep” probably also thought the subprime mortgage market was rock solid. LOL

    JaM/Brie – what a relief to find your missing relative! Now to find that big slippah…

    A-Joe/A-Sports – Just a continual display of talent from the two of you. Remember, I got first dibs on putting that “H” logo in my hallway!

  87. Stephen Tsai June 1, 2008 1:44 pm

    It’s summer. Not everyone works out at the same time. While some may have field drills in the afternoon, because of work schedules and summer school, some have to work out on their own.
    No worry, beef curry.

  88. wafan June 1, 2008 2:13 pm

    Kind of slow today. I guess people are still recovering from the CC and graduation celebrations.

    Congratulations to all the high school and collegiate graduates!!!

    Now, get a job. I want to retire soon.

  89. g-nalo June 1, 2008 3:09 pm

    I noticed some faces that I didn’t know. Time flew by so quick (as it usually does) that I didn’t get a chance to meet/great… maybe I was a little shy, too

    one face was me (right next to Betty), glad to have met you both along with JaM and Brie.

    if you’re a shy person you put on a good show, shy is MY description. haaa

  90. Jason June 1, 2008 3:09 pm

    WassupDoc: Posting this again for you:

    I forgot to mention this earlier. If you want a recommendation for a good Web host, try PolurNet Communications. My friend uses them, and she likes them so much that I decided to use them for my church Web site too. Prices are reasonable; although I’m not sure how much space and bandwidth you need for your sites. You might want to check out their site, and if you have questions you can always e-mail me. (And yeah, get a free e-mail acct, even as a backup.) I hope things start to improve for you. And thanks again for the present; you really didn’t have to.

    Pauoa Boy: Again, I have that photo I took. E-mail me at jnagaoka (at), and I can e-mail it back to you.

  91. Jason June 1, 2008 3:36 pm

    Did I scare everyone away?

  92. Da Punchbowl Kid June 1, 2008 3:53 pm

    No Jason, my post will scare everyone away. 👿

  93. Da Punchbowl Kid June 1, 2008 3:57 pm

    Ninedy Turd! Tsai continues to TAKE pictures and POST them and write POSTS about the PEOPLE in the PICTURES. This technique show lots o’ promise. Imagine how much better we bloglodytes will get to know the players. Brilliant! 🙂

  94. Jason June 1, 2008 4:02 pm

    And photos with the bios! 😛

  95. Pauoa Boy June 1, 2008 4:52 pm

    niney elima

  96. Pauoa Boy June 1, 2008 4:55 pm

    Howzit gangeh, thanks for the Wesside CC, appreciate the hospitality, and getting for know some of you. Sorry had to leave but the keikis starting getting lil bit nawts.

    JaM – Yes my boys have been drilled on how to say “Go Warriors” if not then they’re cruising for a bruising haha

    Jason – send email to, thanks

  97. BG June 1, 2008 5:04 pm

    g-nalo – aha! Now I put the clues together and I’m happy to ID another Tsaiko! And…oh yeah…I’m so shy, but the Tsaikos just bring out the best in everybody! 😉

    A-House, Kazz, and anyone else who’s fashion conscious – just got back from Schofield and THEY GET! Polo shirts (H in front and UA on sleeve) in green, white and black; t-shirts with UA logo/UH “H”/”University of Hawaii beneath); basketball style tops; various other colored UA shirts. Not a big inventory with about a half dozen or less per size. Polo shirts were $40 and t-shirts were $25.

    I got myself a green polo since I have a lot of black shirts and this shade of green is NICE. Betty found a $35 long sleeve with the UH logo that was marked down to $21. She’s been using my Army long sleeved PT shirts for walking in the morning. I told her that cotton is good, but the new material is going to make her wish that she had bought a couple more!

  98. Thomas Mui June 1, 2008 5:04 pm

    $13,604 is not a million dollars, but it is a start! Hopefully the German Open has given Michelle Wie a shot of confidence and finishing in 6th place is nothing to sneeze at. Besides she did get a trip to Munich!

  99. BG June 1, 2008 5:10 pm

    Pauoha Boy

    Like to share with you what some of us have painfully discovered. There are programs that roam around and capture anything that looks like an email address, and then spam them. So, you’ll see people give out their addresses like “poboi31atyahoodotcom”. Just trying to be careful 😀

  100. Pauoa Boy June 1, 2008 5:13 pm

    BG – thanks

  101. FloridaTed June 1, 2008 5:46 pm


    Just came back to the blog and saw your info. Thanks for your assurance. I guess I’m just a little concerned about Tyler, after all the years he’s hung in here, all I want for him is to get a fair chance. With all the competition this year, the last thing he needs is to blow it for himself. Well, I wish him luck, may the best man win.

  102. wafan June 1, 2008 5:59 pm

    Looking foward to Tuesday and Wednesday and the return of the bio’s! Whoo-hoo!!!

    Not to be confused with The Return of the Jedi. Albeit they are quite similar.

  103. wafan June 1, 2008 6:12 pm

    My cousin’s #2 is graduating from Mililani HS tonight. I think in his 17 years of life I have seen him no more than 5-6 times — if that many times at all.

  104. wafan June 1, 2008 6:16 pm

    Koakane . . .

    You guys have 5 wake ups left? We have 14 wake ups to go. Most exciting are the 6 wake ups for the seniors. Thank goodness we are coming down to the end.

    What do you have planned for the summer? Aside of sleep, that is.

  105. Garret June 1, 2008 6:20 pm

    The SEC is trying to ban head coaches from visiting high schools during the spring…this would hurt Mack’s plan to visit all of the Hawaii High Schools.

    The SEC will sponsor NCAA legislation that would prevent head football coaches from visiting high schools for any reason during the spring evaluation period. The rule would tighten a loophole perceived by some as a recruiting advantage: Coaches who speak at high schools at coaching clinics. The SEC prohibits coaches from participating in off-campus clinics.

    For example, this spring Illinois coach Ron Zook traveled around the country speaking at coaching clinics. Zook has said he does it so coaches feel comfortable about giving him information when Illinois evaluates players.

  106. Garret June 1, 2008 6:20 pm

    This could make a big difference to some college baseball players and teams.

    The SEC will sponsor NCAA legislation that would increase baseball’s scholarship limit from 11.7 to 14. Whether it will ever pass is highly debatable.

    Commissioner Mike Slive dubbed it the “Polk Amendment” after Mississippi State coach Ron Polk, who recently retired after fighting with the NCAA over new scholarship guidelines in baseball. Slive said SEC presidents believe baseball has taken “gigantic steps” to improve its Academic Progress Rate scores.

    “We understand the hurdles involved in doing this,” Slive said. “But we’ve taken on causes and have not succeeded in the very recent past in another sport (the BCS plus-one in football). So we shouldn’t be bashful taking one on we believe deserves to be passed.”

  107. Garret June 1, 2008 6:26 pm

    The MMA broadcast on CBS pulled decent demo ratings, especially for a Saturday during the summer. 4.3 million isn’t a great viewer number, but is decent compared to the repeats that CBS would have shown on a Saturday night.

    Ratings for the live event from Newark, N.J., grew with each half-hour and peaked in the hour following primetime, with CBS the demo leader from 9 to 11 p.m.

    According to preliminary Nielsen estimates that will be finalized Tuesday, CBS led the two-hour block from 9 to 11 p.m. in adults 18-49 (1.9 rating/6 share) — a 36% improvement over what the network averaged with its crime programming on the night during the recently concluded 2007-08 season.

    But it was in younger and male demos that the fights hit a bull’s-eye: Among adults 18-34, the event’s 1.9 rating more than doubled the Eye’s season average (0.9), while in men 18-34, it more than tripled the net’s average (2.6 vs. 0.7).

    In total viewers, the Elite XC event averaged 4.3 million from 9 to 11 p.m., leaving CBS neck and neck with both ABC’s repeat movie “The Rookie” and NBC’s coverage of hockey’s Stanley Cup Finals. Fox’s “America’s Most Wanted,” airing from 9 to 10 p.m., was the most-watched program of the night, with 5.4 million viewers.

  108. d1shima [sez:] June 1, 2008 7:05 pm

    Howzit All.

    Slow Sunday.
    Taking advantage to start editing video from last week’s Project Grad.
    It would be so hilarious to see some Tsaikos do some of those things that the hypnotist pulls off in his show. 😀

  109. d1shima [sez:] June 1, 2008 7:07 pm


    re: 87.

    Sounds good.

    Is there any other regular time during the week that might be good to catch some of these workouts?

  110. koakane™ June 1, 2008 7:09 pm

    yawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwn, hummmmmmmmmmp,ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    howzit to all, no use saying have a good sunday since ¾ of the day is over.

    just getting up from a much needed rest, love helping out with PG but some tired next day. needles to say pg went well and fun had by all. nothing major to report except at the water park, swimming at 2 in da morning is darn cold. not to bad with sign out …. last parent came at 9. one issue we need to resolve at our follow up meeting is what to do when a person comes to pick up the graduate but is not on the list. each year it is treated different.

    missed da movies which midori7 set up but couldn’t stay awake. would have been po ho because I would have sleep thru it and probably get kicked out for snoring.

    wafan yep 5 moa before break. my list is sleeping in late, checking out some afternoon workout then pau hana cc, graduation and wedding parties, a 50 year wedding anniversary, some hs reunion gathering and other tsaiko functions that might crop up here and there. so summer looks fill up before returning for 08-09 sy.

    heard you planning to come back for a week or two. no fo get to call.

  111. d1shima [sez:] June 1, 2008 7:09 pm


    You okay?

  112. d1shima [sez:] June 1, 2008 7:10 pm

    …and li’ dat!

    dea he is!

  113. d1shima [sez:] June 1, 2008 7:13 pm


    How come YOU swimmin’ at the water park?
    Suppose to be da keeds!

  114. gigi-hawaii © June 1, 2008 7:18 pm

    Hi guys. Busy day today — golf, Bubba Gump, and art gallery.

    So tired. Feel like dozing off. But then I might wake up at 3 am tomorrow. Throw off my schedule. So, forcing myself to wait til 10 tonight.

  115. gigi-hawaii © June 1, 2008 7:19 pm

    d1 —

    Lucky thing the PCHS grad wasn’t tonight! It’s so humid and hot. Had the a/c on for awhile.

    Yesterday, there was a breeze, but none today.

  116. koakane™ June 1, 2008 7:22 pm

    d1 how was the movie cc today?

    thanks for calling but was going into coma, crash and burning you name it das what I was going thru. even forgot to turn on ac but glad had good breeze and was comfortable because was to lazy to get up.

    eh this year pc graduate had a lot of geographic exceptions because talking with parents lots from coast, mililani and wahiawa area.

    oh reason why lady late was because they were setting up their graduation party. yep this morning at 10:30 at mililani rec ctr. the girl did not look in any shape for it.

  117. gigi-hawaii © June 1, 2008 7:24 pm

    Anybody know how to remove water spots from my car doors? The water sprinkler was wetting them at night. There is a gap between the floor and the wall of my car port for the water to shoot in. We really should enclose the port and make it a garage. But who has da money?

    Anyway, hubby readjusted the sprinkler heads and the doors shouldn’t get wet anymore.

  118. gigi-hawaii © June 1, 2008 7:26 pm

    Koakane, what you do for the kids’ project grad is just wonderful. You have so much energy.

  119. koakane™ June 1, 2008 7:29 pm

    d1 neva go in but just looking at all them shivering made me cold. have some crazy boy who felt if dey stayed in water would be warmer than comming out 😕 ……………….. wrong.

    I asked one of the teachers if these boys passed their science requirements bwhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa :mrgreen:

    big hit of the evening was hot coco. glad safeway was near buy to get extra before closed.

  120. koakane™ June 1, 2008 7:33 pm

    gigi it not just me but the whole community that make this a great night for them. we got volunteer from parents who’s children graduated when pg first started up in mid 80’s. it a pleasure to work besides them.

  121. d1shima [sez:] June 1, 2008 7:34 pm


    you got mail.

  122. inokea June 1, 2008 7:35 pm

    i heard that brian kajiyama was fired by GM recently. i wonder why?

  123. d1shima [sez:] June 1, 2008 7:36 pm

    Seems like variable weather conditions around the island.
    Cool in PC; hot and humid in Foster Village.
    Kinda cool in Waipio now. 😎

  124. koakane™ June 1, 2008 7:38 pm

    opps should read … parent volunteers

  125. d1shima [sez:] June 1, 2008 7:38 pm


    movie was good. company was excellent.

  126. JaM June 1, 2008 7:41 pm


    Are there altenate names on the list and then parents send someone not on the list to pick up the kids?

  127. koakane™ June 1, 2008 7:41 pm

    d1 must be the muu because there is a cool breeze that is passing thru now. hush but I stay in by boxers and yep coooooooooooooool.

  128. JaM June 1, 2008 7:42 pm


  129. gigi-hawaii © June 1, 2008 7:46 pm

    d1 – thanks! i emailed you back.

  130. gigi-hawaii © June 1, 2008 7:47 pm

    Mack fired Kajiyama? Why? Thought he did good work.

  131. koakane™ June 1, 2008 7:51 pm

    JaM on the info sheet parents fill out for pg we ask for 3 names. First being the parent and next two being alernates. The parent must include a home or cell number just in case there is an emergency.
    If any one of these three show up we release after confirmed with pic ID and they sign. When anyone else shows up we call the number if no one answers we will not let the child go.

    most of the times they are not on list but say parent asked them to pick up, usually neighbor friend, aunty or uncle.

  132. koakane™ June 1, 2008 7:54 pm

    inokea what is your source on this? is it printed somewhere?

    # inokea:
    June 1st, 2008 at 7:35 pm

    i heard that brian kajiyama was fired by GM recently. i wonder why?

  133. not far away anymore June 1, 2008 7:56 pm

    Brian Kajiyama is still listed as a graduate assistant on the UH athletics website. Not that the website is always up to date.

  134. koakane™ June 1, 2008 8:04 pm

    anyone know how long can a person stay on as a graduate assistant?

    what is the minimum and maximum tenure?

  135. inokea June 1, 2008 8:14 pm

    source is in the coaching staff. not supposed to talk about it and supposedly they made brian sign an agreement to not talk about it in the media

  136. bonar June 1, 2008 8:14 pm

    BK is no longer a GA. I’ll leave it at that.

  137. gigi-hawaii © June 1, 2008 8:24 pm

    If Jeff Reinebold were the head coach, he would keep Brian. They had an unbreakable bond.

  138. Garret June 1, 2008 8:31 pm

    From what I’ve read, SMU has 26 offers out, including 2 commits. I check this regularly because I’m happy every time they offer someone from Texas or Louisiana (they seem to be trying to get a pipeline there). However, I get quite unhappy when they recruit athletes from Hawaii.

    I didn’t mind Ekolu Soon committing to SMU because UH just wanted him to walk on. The funny thing is that Ekolu applied to SMU for its academics *before* JJ took the job there, so his choosing to walk on there isn’t a surprise.

    The only one of the 26 offers SMU has out that bothers me is their offer of Kapolei’s OT Stanley Hasiak. The weird thing about Hasiak is that Rivals says that he has offers from Arizona, Cal, Oregon, UCLA, Washington, and now SMU…but no offer from UH. I figure that Hasiak is probably UH or Pac-10 bound, but it would be nice if UH offered him early. Rivals has him as a 4-star, 6’6″, 320-pounds.

    The other local player I noticed was Kailua’s Shawn Reed. He doesn’t have any offers listed yet but he had 113 tackles last year in 8 games. He’s listed at 6’1″, 215 pounds. Some things that worry me about the article in question:

    Hawaii’s Reed hoping for offer from Mustangs

    June Jones spent nine years as the head coach of Hawaii. Kailua’s linebacker Shawn Reed is one of several prospects that the new Southern Methodist University coaching staff appears to be recruiting.

    “I have a lot of interest in SMU,” Reed told Sunday evening. “I built a great relationship over the past few years with Coach (Jeff) Reinebold and Coach Jones.”

    He’s a defensive player and Mack is UH’s coach, so I figure UH has a big advantage. However, if UH wants him they might be served well by an early offer.

  139. Garret June 1, 2008 8:34 pm

    Brian K had an expanded role with helping with special teams in the Spring and I thought it was great that he was doing more for the team than he already did last year! I’m sure there is a story behind this but I’m not going to speculate in a public forum.

  140. not far away anymore June 1, 2008 8:47 pm

    Good luck to Brian K. in whatever he decides to do next. Fans will always appreciate his contribution to UH football.

  141. Stephen Tsai June 1, 2008 8:48 pm

    Brian will have expanded duties while continuing to do what he did last year.

  142. bighilofan2 June 1, 2008 8:48 pm

    bonar, inokea, Coach Mack, coaches…

    How should I feel? Bewildered? Betrayed? Whaaat?
    We all like the feel good stories, the “he struggled through, rose from and overcame adversity.” if he no moa job because no moa job, shouldn’t there be a congragulations on a great job, time to move on, or whatever? shouldn’t we be having a congragulations or something? i mean, i don’t know the man, but the Tsaikos sure made me feel good about him being one of us, who struggled to become a contributing member of and for the team. I like happy endings, even when da team is moving to the “next level,” or whatever reason for the decision. Say it nicely if you going say something, don’t leave it at that.
    Catches me/us by surprise. Can yu make me feel good? 😯

  143. Stephen Tsai June 1, 2008 8:50 pm

    Brian will have expanded duties while continuing to do what he did last year.

  144. tommyboy June 1, 2008 8:51 pm


  145. Stretch June 1, 2008 8:52 pm

    ST – Thank you for clarifying. It would be a shame if BK was not around the team

  146. tommyboy June 1, 2008 8:52 pm

    aloha tsaikos ist time poster longtime reader

  147. Garret June 1, 2008 8:53 pm


    Thank you very, very much for that note. That puts things in a totally different light for Brian’s situation with UH. Universities are creating all types of positions now for football (recruiting coordinator, director of high school relations, multiple video roles, etc.) that maybe Brian could be in a role like that and the GA position could go to add another resource to the program.

  148. tommyboy June 1, 2008 8:54 pm

    Got to meet and greet w nick and brian great coaches and awesome people

  149. bighilofan2 June 1, 2008 8:55 pm

    thanks for the info. I feel better. i’ll leave it at that.
    if you don’t direct me, i get to pick an choose. 👿 😥 razz: 😀

  150. Stephen Tsai June 1, 2008 8:57 pm

    By the way, I got the info from coach Mack. So, yes, Brian isn’t going anywhere. Even if he wanted to.

  151. koakane™ June 1, 2008 8:58 pm

    ST good enough for me … say no more

  152. bighilofan2 June 1, 2008 8:59 pm

    Hooo boy ST

    you are on it tonight…..

    you da MAN!

    😀 😀 😀



  153. d1shima [sez:] June 1, 2008 9:02 pm


    Sent you mail

  154. kodifan June 1, 2008 9:05 pm

    Thanks ST for the news on BK! That sounds really great!

  155. I Believe June 1, 2008 9:12 pm

    aloha all- busy day-

    wafan- are you still there? wanted to ask you about SAR

    Good to learn BK will still be with team- good job ST shooting down that rumor!

  156. Garret June 1, 2008 9:14 pm

    I’m so glad that ST posted that tonight…I would have been thinking about Brian’s situation all night otherwise. I finally finished editing and uploading the 2 documents that my %#$@ boss wanted me to finish tonight…so now it is Lori time and I do not have to worry about Brian’s situation.

  157. Koauka June 1, 2008 9:16 pm

    Why do people start these stories? ST these folk are messing with your creditability.

  158. bighilofan2 June 1, 2008 9:20 pm


    you get da important numbas on speed dial? heh heh

    call up Las Vegas. Wake his butt up. Tell him almos had murda, inokea an bonar wuz tag teemin, jumpin off da ropes an zeroin on my hart befo yu wen pull me atta da way. day wen bodyslam me. 😆

    hoboy, yu guys goin miss out on da akshun wen LizK. FlaTed an bigHilo go raise da hairs on sum Florida doos. Fluctuation, Flucktuation. You’ll have to be there to appreciate the ambiance. Watchin blondes go nutz gonna bring out da hooboy in me. 😆

  159. Jason June 1, 2008 9:22 pm

    Glad to hear about Brian. Let’s just say I heard rumblings too, and I was kinda worried.

  160. bonar June 1, 2008 9:27 pm

    I apologize and won’t speak about that issue again.

  161. Kekoa June 1, 2008 9:33 pm

    bhf2 ~ Thanks to BG and the rest of the Tsaikos we had to make up the difference in fuud distribution to cover for you and your boss. Cooks, clerks and busboys were hauling groceries and beverages for over 4 hours just to keep us happy. When the dust settled, the manager tells me, “Kekoa – mahalo for the extra buzz in the atmosphere when you’re here, that’s always good for business because it causes the other patrons to notice the good fun your group is having.

    Meanwhile, she didn’t see Koakane insiie da bar making arrangements for da next Warrior away game TV CC and having him Kapu da whole area for da Wessie Tsaikos! Stay tuned…

  162. bighilofan2 June 1, 2008 9:35 pm


    no worries bradda. if you neva bring em up wat yu heard we wouldn’t have had reason for indigestion. a excuse for go to the frigaratah, a feelin ah accomplishmen 😆 It is us who owe you a thank you, giving us a chance to thank ST for a job well done, an keepin us on top of things that affect Warrior Nation. Thank you for opening your mout.

  163. al June 1, 2008 9:42 pm

    gigi…..wax on….wax off.
    if no work, compound on…..compound off.

    need elbow grease.

  164. las vegas June 1, 2008 9:42 pm

    snark!……uh .. what?… huh?……oh,

    BHF2 what you wen wake me up for?

    Cheeze, give a braddah a break……….snore


  165. bighilofan2 June 1, 2008 9:46 pm

    Howzit Kekoa.

    Glad you an Koakane on top ah tings, making moah guud for the Wessai Tsaikos. Glad yu guyz had a blast… Takin ovah, yeaa!

  166. Kekoa June 1, 2008 9:47 pm

    Liz ~ Pls check ur gmail.

  167. Stephen Tsai June 1, 2008 9:48 pm

    Bonar, as I’ve come to find, is a great source of information of insight.
    Some things are not always black or white.

  168. bighilofan2 June 1, 2008 9:51 pm

    Las Vegas,
    wow da powah ah da net.
    howzit howzit!!!

    okay, so yu can raise da dead….
    wat else you can do??

  169. Kekoa June 1, 2008 9:51 pm

    Eh! Big Hilo fan…I wasn’t kidding about our QB’s playing da Gator QB’s straight up! Trow dem da rope wen you falla o’dere! We can take ’em brah wit just da crew we get!

  170. las vegas June 1, 2008 9:57 pm

    Japan Sumo Asso. is really afraid of the bad pub they’ve been getting lately.
    Kinda surprised by the harshness of the penalties, Magaki (Wakanohana II) is a nice guy, but I heard that Toyozakura is a bit of a turd.

    (Mainichi Shimbun, Tokyo,Japan)
    A sumo stablemaster who serves on the board of the Japan Sumo Association (JSA) and a wrestler have been slapped with 30 percent wage cuts for three months for assaulting younger wrestlers, association officials said.

    JSA director and public relations manager Kokonoe criticized stablemaster Magaki for making remarks during an interview justifying violence against wrestlers. “In addition to his excessive punishment of the wrestler, he invited misunderstanding that such actions are common in all stables,” Kokonoe said.

    Stablemaster Magaki, 55, was punished for hitting a wrestler in his stable with a bamboo sword during the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament this month.

    Wrestler Toyozakura, 34, in the juryo division, was cited for hitting a younger wrestler in the head with a metal ladle in January this year, leaving the victim with injuries that required eight stitches. Michinoku, who heads the stable to which Toyozakura belongs, was also reprimanded over the incident.

    The monthly salary for a JSA board member is about 1.45 million yen while that for a juryo-level wrestler is 1 million yen, according to the association.

  171. Kekoa June 1, 2008 10:01 pm

    Las Vegas ~ Too early for line on where da UH going finish for da season? What about da Gator game? Any numbers up yet?

  172. bighilofan2 June 1, 2008 10:08 pm

    i noze yu not kiddin. But our odda guyz like in on da beatins.

    motivatin talented individuals, nurturing them to become a cohesive and awesome unit on the field of battle, that is the focus of my prayer this evening. Here goes:

    Dear Lord,
    Bless Coach Brian Smith. Bless his family. Bless his crew. Amen.
    PS. Really Really Mean an supah fast an smaht is good 2.. 😀

  173. Kekoa June 1, 2008 10:09 pm

    LV ~ So there goes the neighborhood. One konk on da head and JSA grabs your wallet and takes a huge cut for 3 months! Wow…that would really tighten my jock strap! Can Toyozakura appeal the fine? I mean he sounds like such a fine, upstanding turd, who must be admired by many.

  174. las vegas June 1, 2008 10:10 pm

    The guys at Leroy’s say UH is a mystery this year.
    New QB, New coach, and a weak (perceived) OLine.
    Hopefully everyone will keep underestimating the team until its too late.

  175. Garret June 1, 2008 10:11 pm

    Back for a second…this was a good story that I ran across. I hadn’t heard the name Wayman Tisdale for awhile, and was surprised to hear his story.

    Living at the time in Calabasas, the three-time Oklahoma All-American, 1984 Olympic gold medalist and 12-year NBA veteran was making his way downstairs in the middle of the night when he heard something snap.

    It was his right leg.

    The 6-foot-9 former power forward, who says he never suffered a broken bone in college or during an NBA career in which he averaged 15 points and six rebounds, had not tripped or fallen, but he ended up gently settling onto his backside. Sitting there on the stairs, he says, he wondered how his leg could break so easily.

    Two months and countless tests later he had his answer: bone cancer. Doctors told him a cancerous cyst below his right knee had caused the injury.

    “When I first heard,” Tisdale, 43, says of his initial reaction to the cancer diagnosis, “I reflected back on my life and thought, ‘I had a great life, I had a great time, I did a lot.’ I lived two careers that most people only dream of.”

    Indeed, two years before retiring from the NBA in 1997 — the No. 2 pick in the 1985 draft played for the Indiana Pacers, Sacramento Kings and Phoenix Suns — Tisdale released his debut album, “Power Forward.” It made its way into the top 10 on Billboard magazine’s top contemporary jazz albums chart.

    Six more charting albums have followed — “Rebound,” his latest, is due in stores Tuesday — as Tisdale has segued seamlessly from one enviable career to another while also bringing up three daughters and a son with wife Regina.

    So, cancer threw him.

    Still, a summer tour had to be scrapped. Chemotherapy sapped his strength. In July, Tisdale had his knee replaced during an eight-hour procedure.

    By the fall, however, he was walking with the aid of crutches and, newly energetic, feeling well enough to record his new album in West Hollywood.

    He was about 10, he says, when the music bug bit.

    “Father bought me and my brothers these little Mickey Mouse guitars,” says Tisdale, a son of a preacher. “He put them in our laps when he came from out of town and said, ‘God told me one of you is going to be a musician and go with me and play and preach.’ And I said, ‘That’s going to be me.’ ”

    He taught himself to play.

    “I just figured it out,” he says. “I never had a lesson. I don’t know notes, I don’t read music, but if I hear what you’re doing, I can play it back to you.”

  176. Garret June 1, 2008 10:12 pm

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

    My kids have REALLY enjoyed the Sesame Street Bay of Play, going twice since it opened a couple of weeks ago. The San Diego Union-Tribune sent a reporter with a 2-year-old there…but I cannot believe that they couldn’t figure out how to get the Elmo fish to go up! My 3- and 4-year old girls figured it out quickly.

  177. Garret June 1, 2008 10:13 pm

    Pretty cool that this Napa Valley winery has a huge solar array–2300 solar panels that can generate a peak of 400 kW!

  178. Garret June 1, 2008 10:13 pm

    Fox News employee is suing Fox News for being bitten by bedbugs at work and how they did not treat her office for moths to get rid of the problem:

  179. Garret June 1, 2008 10:14 pm

    50 Cent (a rapper if you do not know, one of the top selling artists in the country) has had a troubled past…but being accused of burning down a house *while his son and ex-girlfriend were inside* would be notable even for him. However, it should be noted that he is involved in a dispute with his ex over the home and she is not an unbiased source for this matter.

  180. Garret June 1, 2008 10:15 pm

    Shortly after we got to Disneyland today we heard about the fire at Universal Studios. It is so sad that the damage was so extensive. ST posted a link earlier today, but I think this article has updated info, including the explosion that made things worse and what sets/areas were damaged.

  181. Kekoa June 1, 2008 10:15 pm

    Rajah BHF! We hope your posse comes packin’ heavy artillery to deal with the Swamp Gas! Any surprises for meeting and greeting doze wonnerful gecko peeps at the stadium?

    How about we send da hypnotist dat D1shima suggested? If he puts them under the Warrior spell for 4 quarters, garans we leave wit change!

  182. Garret June 1, 2008 10:16 pm

    Free play links pau.

  183. las vegas June 1, 2008 10:20 pm


    If you don’t like your punishment, quit.

    That is the JSA’s take on things, nobody is bigger than the Asso. except the guys running it.
    btw All Oyakata (elders or stable masters) are former sumotori, with a great majority of them joining sumo at 15 years old.
    Some like JSA Chairman Kitanoumi joined his stable at 13, and at 55 he’s spent 42 years in sumo and has never been in the real world, leaving him a little skewed in thought and in addition he has been accused of fixing a championship match in the 1970’s.

  184. Garret June 1, 2008 10:23 pm

    I do not think that UH’s OL is a weakness. There are question marks though, such as Hisatake’s development (lack of pre-UH playing time at OT), Letuli’s health (when Spring Practice started I thought he was a key for the OL), etc. However, it seems to me that UH has several good options at the positions that aren’t nailed down yet and players like Estes are solid.

    With the depth and talent available, I trust in Coach Smith to get the OL ready. It can take some time for an OL to get in sync, especially when there will be so many players that are new starters or starters at new positions, so I think the OL will be much better in Game 4 than they will be in Game 1. I wish there was an easier game for the OL to start with, but at least Florida will be a strong motivational force all offseason.

  185. bighilofan2 June 1, 2008 10:25 pm

    Okay, lesseee.

    Brushed my teet. Said my prayahs. Walked pass da frigge.
    Checked da chicken sittin on da eggs, tinkin da mongooses neva get em yet, maybe get chance… Walked pass da frigge again. 😀 Tinkin Las Vegas, Kekoa, Koakane, Doc, GiGi, Liz K, D1 an ST on top ah tings, thankin bonar an inokea too… Yep….All is good in da hood.

    G’nite everybody.

  186. al June 1, 2008 10:30 pm

    wayman tisdale came this close to choosing hawaii as his college of choice….that was a big one that got away.

  187. Kekoa June 1, 2008 10:35 pm

    LV ~ This was the way it was in the ’06 preseason. The oddsmakers had no clue. I made a killing while they were trying to adjust the numbers! I’m thinking it’ll be like that before the Florida game.

  188. bighilofan2 June 1, 2008 10:36 pm

    Oh Lord,
    I forgot Garrett… G’nite Garrett.

  189. bighilofan2 June 1, 2008 10:38 pm

    Oh Lord,

    An Al too 😀

  190. las vegas June 1, 2008 10:39 pm

    at worst UH 9-4 maybe 12-1, just my gut feeling

  191. Kekoa June 1, 2008 10:50 pm

    Al ~ Wayman Tisdale passed thru Sacramento and played with the Kings a few years. Rainbow Cliff has a soul mate in ‘Tiz. He gave a lot back to the community. His playgrounds in the hood were legendary because once he installed them, he came down to mix it up with the kids on the court. The 1st backboard on a court he had built on the grounds of a church on Florin Ave came crashing down on one of his thunder dunks! Needless to say the contractor was back out to repair and strengthen it poste haste.

  192. Stephen Tsai June 1, 2008 10:50 pm

    Bighilofan: raise the dead.
    Actually, with our union negotiations, the raise is dead.

  193. al June 1, 2008 10:51 pm

    bhf2 gnite, too.

  194. Kekoa June 1, 2008 10:55 pm

    LV ~ Greed is a terrible thing, but sometimes you have to wonder about those heartless oddsmakers. I love to send them back to their crystal balls talking to themselves, while I whistle my way to the bank! Lovely feeling huh LV?

  195. al June 1, 2008 10:56 pm

    if we beat florida we will be talking bcs early.

    if not, but we conquer corvallis we talk repeat in the wac.

  196. Kekoa June 1, 2008 11:01 pm

    ST ~ The raise is dead?…who do we have to raise for you to get negotiations back on track? Give us a code name we can lean on.

  197. al June 1, 2008 11:02 pm

    i think we’ll walk in to gainesville about a 17 pt underdog.

  198. Kekoa June 1, 2008 11:06 pm

    Al ~ Even if we put a real scare on Florida and beat OR and the rest, I think we still go BCS. SOS should work in our favor, right?

  199. Da Punchbowl Kid June 1, 2008 11:08 pm

    I thought sumfin seemed funny about some of the posts a lil earlier here… Usually when a first time poster posts something heavy, that’s red flag. I’m glad that our blog host caught that rumor bug and squished it right away. 😉

  200. Kekoa June 1, 2008 11:09 pm

    Al ~ That’s a fair spread, but I’ll betcha it’ll drop to 14 by game time.

  201. Da Punchbowl Kid June 1, 2008 11:13 pm

    las vegas:

    June 1st, 2008 at 10:39 pm
    at worst UH 9-4 maybe 12-1, just my gut feeling

    I’m with you guys lv! we are gonna be better than some people think.

  202. Kekoa June 1, 2008 11:14 pm

    Hauzit DPK!
    Long time no smell!…We need to work on a “soft shoe” routine for the next K-call bro. A little Vaudeville routine perhaps? 😎

  203. Da Punchbowl Kid June 1, 2008 11:14 pm

    How many days ’til kick off?

  204. koakane™ June 1, 2008 11:16 pm

    sleep tight bhf2

    garrett imho I really feel Oline is the key. like I said before they have the talent, athletic ability, size and enough back up to be solid. a matter of time to see if they are grasping the tech and timing needed to be a unit.

    lv looking at UH being around 8-5, possible 9-4 with breaks and gut feeling 10-3 if everything is clicking.

    kekoa need to figure out wessai plan for away games. looking at schedule many of the game late morning or early afternoon. maybe planning session needed 🙄

    evening Al no talk fuuud cause just finish beeg bowl ice cream bwhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  205. Da Punchbowl Kid June 1, 2008 11:16 pm

    Last time, the whole dang room felt like a vaudeville review. The “Tsaiko Follies” :lol:.

  206. Kekoa June 1, 2008 11:17 pm

    Strike that soft shoe and add Soft Slippah!

  207. Da Punchbowl Kid June 1, 2008 11:18 pm

    😆 I meant!!!

  208. al June 1, 2008 11:27 pm

    okay koakane.

    i won’t speak too much about the prawns we threw on the barby. broiled some asparagus w/olive oil, salt, cracked peppers, and garlic.

    oh, and lizk, the new york steaks, 2″ thick, went well with the hawaiian salt i finally received from stevem. mahalo.

    odd mix with the nametake/furikake rice the boss made.

    kept it simple for the birthday party. for the two dogs that is. imagine both dogs have the same birthday four years apart. they liked the steak.

  209. Stephen Tsai June 1, 2008 11:28 pm

    We’re going to mediation, which really means a therapist says: “There, there, can you get along?”
    I hope we can get this settled. We’ve been without a contract since last June. Without a new agreement, there won’t be any more Princess videos.

  210. al June 1, 2008 11:29 pm

    i was thinking about food again. i thought hey we need one father’s day cc. but, the rich and ronnie bash should be enough or too close.

  211. al June 1, 2008 11:31 pm

    i hope that a fair mediation will take place. being that this is not a government issue you guys have a good chance at getting at least half of what you wished for.

    had this been a government agency you guys would have been screwed.

    i pray all goes well.

    keep the faith leila!

  212. al June 1, 2008 11:34 pm

    football is just around the corner. less than three months.
    wow, can you believe it?
    i hope all of the recruits make it through.

  213. SteveM June 1, 2008 11:36 pm

    Stephen Tsai:
    June 1st, 2008 at 10:50 pm
    Bighilofan: raise the dead.
    Actually, with our union negotiations, the raise is dead.

    That sound ominous, ST. We going to hear the “7 short blasts and one long blast” on the blog ship whistle soon?

    Hope not… but if so, I’ll man the comms. Al muster the crew, and the Kid gets to bring down and protect the blog ship battle ensign…

  214. Kekoa June 1, 2008 11:37 pm

    Koakane ~ My EIS pahtna, no worries, we get ’em. We might just trow one big block party on da ceded lands. 3 neighbors are flying the UH Flag already. More neighbors looking for one big UH flag like ours. We got da big screens wired insiie da Garage. Da paint jobs should be completed by then, and da micro brews are always kept under pressha!

    Saturday nite party, my neighbor knew was going have ‘choke’ people in attendance, so he had 2 portalets hauled in and placed across da street from his house, so da guys used doze while the wahine & keiki used da ones insiie our houses. We learned from da women and their stadium experience wit da Lua line.

  215. Jason June 1, 2008 11:39 pm

    But shouldn’t now be the time for the battle ensign to fly high and true? 😛

    In all seriousness, though, this is getting ridiculous. HA management is making me sick.

  216. oxtail soup June 1, 2008 11:40 pm

    Found some recently added video of Brent Rausch on youtube

  217. Kekoa June 1, 2008 11:48 pm

    AL ~ Here’s another guy we missed recruiting. ‘Tiz also helped his good friend Kevin Johnson of the Suns. They teamed to put together St. Hope Academy. A charter school KJ started years ago with his on funds. Then he gathered Magic, Kareem, and others (including our own RB Cliff) to do fundraisers to expand his dream of helping inner city kids.

  218. SteveM June 1, 2008 11:51 pm

    ST — can you make dumping this blog bloatware as part of your negotations? Dump the blogware and the all the Techs that can’t make it work. (Keep Scott Morifuji– I like him)…save plenty money on Tech payroll then.

    Management should realize that it is the writers and videographers that produce the content that generate the revenue. Everyone else (including management) is pure support expense. Most of the workers are very necessary.

    One can dream I suppose. Speaking of which, “Good night, everyone”.

  219. Kekoa June 2, 2008 12:01 am

    G’nite St & SteveM, Al & LV….

  220. Ralph June 2, 2008 12:05 am

    Maybe HA management negotiators went to the same business seminar as Hermie – Contract negotiations made simple for simple folks..

  221. Ralph June 2, 2008 12:08 am

    James, I dropped your name as contact for CC for away games – Henry Louis..Kekoa and Koakane discussed CC for away games after you left Karen’s.

  222. LizKauai June 2, 2008 12:13 am


    Interesting blog topics today.

    One theme that seems to run through all of them is “change”.
    How we embrace it and guide it or resist it and get spanked by it seems to be an individual as well as collective decision.

    As for the Warriors, we need to be strong in all aspects of our game. Certainly, a buff, intuitive O-line will be an advantage, as will an unpredictable offensive core that is in total sync and armed with a million looks.

    The defense will be another offense and create more opportunities to score. And our special teams will be the terror of the turf come gameday.

    Bottom line- the players will be ready to play as one Hawaiian soul in many smart and fit bodies.

    That is my prediction.

  223. koakane™ June 2, 2008 12:13 am

    al da beeg bowl when save me even tho yours was good. Also isn’t fair mediation an oxymoron ❓

    kekoa just thinking of da oddah tsaiko’s when UH away. not many going into deep country but if worse cames to worse den revert to plan 2.

    ST don’t like that “m” word. good luck to HA will be keeping fingers and toes crossed.

  224. al June 2, 2008 12:17 am

    koakane…..but when a govt agency is involved there is never a fair mediation.

  225. koakane™ June 2, 2008 12:17 am

    ralph might want to repeat message to james latter on. not sure if he is up but thanks.

    hi lizk

  226. al June 2, 2008 12:17 am

    lights out

  227. LizKauai June 2, 2008 12:21 am

    dang it… where’s my flashlight…

  228. koakane™ June 2, 2008 12:21 am

    Al roger and out on dat

    govt agency is involved there is never a fair mediation

  229. koakane™ June 2, 2008 12:24 am

    passing torch 😀 to you lizk haffta look good for work so need moa beauty sleep bwhaaaaaaa

  230. koakane™ June 2, 2008 12:28 am

    oh fogot ……………..good nite

  231. LizKauai June 2, 2008 12:33 am

    Just gotta do one more load laundry, get pix off camera and update my blog.
    Nitey nite and sweet dreams@

  232. LizKauai June 2, 2008 12:34 am

    Oh, Esme, are you around? I gotta pass on the torch… (shades of Quest for Fire!) :mrgreen:

  233. wafan June 2, 2008 4:14 am

    Good morning everyone!!!

    It is going to be a typical We(s)tern Washington day.

  234. wafan June 2, 2008 4:16 am

    LizK . . .

    “Quest for Fire”. Is that the movie with the “cavemen” and their adventures carrying fire back to the tribe? If it is, the two funniest scenes are when they sleep in the tree because of the lions and at the end when the fire goes out. I really felt sorry for the guys.

  235. wafan June 2, 2008 4:18 am

    IB . . .

    Search and Rescue. All volunteer units. They work with the “official” people going into the hills and forests looking for people. Some of the people are more gungho than others — that is because of their backgrounds. But, they each receive training.

  236. Kekoa June 2, 2008 5:51 am

    wafan ~ Your SAR team alarm went off in my ear this morning. If there is no emergency at this time could you please turn it off. Thanks. Bhf2 or Esme usually trip the wire in the middle of the night.

    ok back to bed…

  237. Pomai June 2, 2008 9:02 pm

    This is a test

  238. Pomai June 2, 2008 9:12 pm

    another test

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