Back to the future

The Warriors have drawn praise for receiving early verbal commitments from Billy Ray Stutzmann, Corey Nielsen and Kimo Makaula.
But nearly forgotten is that the first member of the 2009 class actually signed a letter of intent in February 2006.
Linebacker Waylon Lolotai is set to join the Warriors next season. He signed with UH in 2006, then went on a church mission. His grandfather Al Lolotai is acknowledged as the NFL’s first player of Samoan ancestry. His father Liloi is an ‘Iolani graduate who played at Colorado.
Lolotai is a member of a class that produced only a handful of starters — Gerard Lewis, Myron Newberry, Jake Patek, David Veikunke and C.J. Hawthorne — all of whom were transfers. Malcolm Lane and Greg Salas are expected to be the starting wideouts this season. Several others are expected to be key contributors.
After signing, Po‘okela Ahmad, Kenny Estes, Kiran Kepo‘o, Clayton Laurel and Alasi Toilolo grayshirted.
Afa Bridenstine, Lucious Henderson and Peyton Ma‘o never enrolled at UH.
Chris Camacho and Geoff Hayth quit in training camp, with Hayth leaving on the second day.
Then there was some tragedy. Kepo‘o was hospitalized after it was believed he was a victim of a hit-and-run.
And Mitch Farney, a popular player, died while playing basketball in January.
Here’s the originally announced class of 2006 (Lewis, who had a previous letter of intent annulled was not listed):

Name (Pos, Ht, Wt, Exp, Hometown/Last School)
Po`okela Ahmad (LB, 6-2, 205, HS, Kapolei, Oahu/Kapolei HS)
Afa Bridenstine (DB, 6-1, 190, HS, Kahuku, Oahu/Kahuku HS)
Chris Camacho (DB, 5-10, 190, JC, Azusa, CA/Citrus College)
Kenny Estes (DB, 6-0, 190, HS, Waimea, Kauai/Waimea HS)
Mitch Farney (WR, 6-0, 185, HS, Phoenix, AZ/Shadow Mountain HS)
Brysen Ginlack (OL, 6-3, 275, HS, Kailua, Oahu/Kahuku HS)
C.J. Hawthorne (WR, 5-11, 165, JC, Gulf Port, MS/Mississippi Gulf Coast College)
James Hayth (DB, 6-0, 185, HS, Dripping Springs, TX/Dripping Springs HS)
Lucious Henderson (DB, 5-10, 170, HS, Austin, TX/McCallum HS)
Keenan Jones (DB, 5-11, 180, JC, Harbor City, CA/Compton College)
Kiran Kepo`o (QB, 6-2, 220, HS, Honolulu/Iolani School)
Clayton Laurel (DL, 6-3, 255, HS, Wahiawa, Oahu/Leilehua HS)
Jared Lene (OL, 6-4, 240, HS, Altus, OK/Altus HS)
Waylon Lolotai (LB, 6-2, 215, HS, Lafayette, CO/Centaurus HS)
Peyton Ma`o (LB, 5-11, 235, HS, Flagstaff, AZ/Sinaqua HS)
Myron Newberry (DB, 5-9, 170, JC, Denton, TX/Trinity College)
Jacob Patek (LB, 6-2, 210, JC, Victoria, TX/Blinn College)
Elliott Purcell (LB, 6-3, 230, HS, Ewa Beach, Oahu/St. Louis School)
Greg Salas (DB, 6-1, 185, HS, Chino, CA/Chino HS)
Spencer Smith (DB, 6-0, 180, HS, Marietta, GA/Kell HS)
Rick Taylor (WR, 5-11, 177, HS, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL/Nease HS)
Alasi Toilolo (DE, 6-3, 230, HS, Kapolei, Oahu/Kapolei HS)
David Veikune (DE, 6-3, 245, JC, Wahiawa, Oahu/Fresno CC)

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Courtesy of Jon Nielsen (Corey’s uncle), here’s an ad featuring Leonard Peters that will appear in ESPN the Magazine:


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My pal Jeannie Lee needs our help. Her office received several copies of this picture. She needs help with IDs so she can forward the copies. Any ideas?



  1. ラスベガス July 26, 2008 7:26 am

    good morn from LV

  2. ラスベガス July 26, 2008 7:27 am

    Wonder if Patek is still doing something football related?

  3. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 26, 2008 7:31 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka, ST!

  4. ラスベガス July 26, 2008 7:32 am

    If a player signs, then goes on a two year mission, is the school obligated to honor the scholarship offer?

  5. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 26, 2008 7:33 am

    ❗ Ken-ny ❗
    ❗ Ken-ny ❗
    ❗ Ken-ny ❗


  6. ラスベガス July 26, 2008 7:33 am

    When to LV?

  7. haka July 26, 2008 7:37 am

    good morning. did jared lene pack it in also?

    Go Warriors!

  8. Pauoa Boy July 26, 2008 7:38 am

    Umm…I no realleh like a QB based on looks, I no swing that way like some homey guy in hea…but Brady is better than Favre skill wise…

    Get this one QB who plays in D.C. in one place they call HogTown that is pretty mean, he’s probably my favorite QB in the NFL…

  9. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 26, 2008 7:38 am

    Right after Florida game. Praying for a standby seat (unless I find a cheap ticket soon) at 2:30 AM on Sept 2

  10. Pauoa Boy July 26, 2008 7:41 am

    Was wondering what happened to Waylon Lolotai, is he and Mana related somehow?

  11. Da Punchbowl Kid July 26, 2008 7:43 am


  12. ラスベガス July 26, 2008 7:46 am

    Is it 0230est or 0230hst or maybe even 0230 pst?
    If it’s 0230est that would be 2330pst and only 2030hst, unless you ment 0230hst which would make it 0530pst and 0830est and just for kicks, 0730cst, but then if you meant 0230pst, that would be lunch time in London and Thursday in Pusan,Korea.

  13. ラスベガス July 26, 2008 7:48 am

    Pauoa Boy,
    Missed my chance earlier, safe deployment and a quick turnaround back home.

  14. PIAA DS July 26, 2008 7:49 am

    gigi, i have to agree on your previous post, Brady is way cuter that Favre.

    I spent yesterday running thru airports trying to make connections. crazy delays everywhere, not sure why, but ST looks like you make it back.

    One thing I need to mention. I scanned the posts from yesterday re: SSmith. All I can say is dont speculate as to why no release went to UH and lets just put it this way, many are placing blame where blame doesnt belong.

    Some asked if SSmith would have to sit out two years if he transferred to another Pac10 school – as a general rule pertaining to any FB transfer student within the same D1 conference, answer is no if he has a release, just one year.

    Normally schools wont give releases within the same conference or a program that is on their schedule in the next couple years, thus the 2 year sit out rule (or 1 year at JC then back and eligible in any conference). If an athlete transfered to a difference conference w/out a release, yes he would have to walk on/sit out one year and w/out scholie but could get it next year.

  15. Pauoa Boy July 26, 2008 7:50 am

    Looks like a pretty decent recruiting class. This year will tell how some pan out, giving more playing time. Sad about Mitch Farney, you just never know when it’s your time…

  16. haka July 26, 2008 7:50 am

    This may have been posted previously, but I just saw this.

  17. Pauoa Boy July 26, 2008 7:52 am

    Mahalos not until next summertime, so lots of stuff can happen before then.

  18. PIAA DS July 26, 2008 7:52 am

    Pauoa Boy,

    So you know about the Hogs? funny. Yeah, I like that QB too!

  19. Pauoa Boy July 26, 2008 7:54 am

    haka – I think everybody went download the media guide already, frikkin planny pages of good info definitely worth the ink cartridge and paper you gotta replace and refill to print the dayum thing out 🙂

  20. (Jesse) James July 26, 2008 7:55 am

    Yo yo…aloha kakahiaka gang…how’s everyone doing this beautiful morning???

    Boy, doesn’t sound like the class of 06 was a very fruitful endeavor…although we did get some good ones…just my opinion.

  21. haka July 26, 2008 7:59 am

    pauoa boy,
    it’s not the media guide. it’s the season outlook. i downloaded the guide too though and man…uh, we went green, but i think i chopped a few trees with that printout! 🙂

  22. Pauoa Boy July 26, 2008 7:59 am

    Howzit Aunty Doris, I thought you stay your sons thingamajing this weekend. Yup that QB I heard was one “rockstar” too! Anyway, your son pick up any chicks yet or what? Dang “LT”s, you know they always get the hotties, and us enlisted get the leftovers haha… He lucky I no have his paycheck 🙂

  23. Pauoa Boy July 26, 2008 8:01 am

    Oye you shua, I thought I saw that outlook in the media guide too? No chit ah, frikkin media guide is thick full of info, I still neva go thru the whole thing yet…

  24. JaM July 26, 2008 8:03 am

    Good morning to all!

    Finally caught up lurking…

    Happy belated birthdays to Princess Leila, LK and Jodie…(did I miss anyone?)

    Marlis-my condolences for your loss…

    Welcome back ST!

    Mr. A-House: can’t wait for the tailgate..yummy!

    bighilofan2 and Doris: check in the mail today..(small kine)

    bighilofan2: there’s a kid at Ka’u HS who plays football and runs track…really fast…don’t know about his football status..only going be a junior..initials JE..sis was outstanding track runner last year…know about him?

    Go Warriors!

  25. Pauoa Boy July 26, 2008 8:03 am

    Anyways, I’m bout to check out these San Diego beaches to see what they working with. Hope they get waves as I having withdrawals already… Anyway, I catch you guys in the p.m., lataz Warriahs not Gaytahs!

  26. JaM July 26, 2008 8:04 am

    PB: would it be cheaper to buy a copy of the media guide? can it be purchased?

  27. haka July 26, 2008 8:05 am

    pauoa boy, you could be right. i haven’t gone through much of it yet myself.

  28. wafan July 26, 2008 8:05 am

    Geez, pulling an Esme.

    Off to South-Center. Whoo-hoo!!! New 40,000 sq. ft. expansion just opened yesterday. Supposedly lots of new stores not found here in the Northwe(s)t.

    BBL this afternoon.

  29. JaM July 26, 2008 8:05 am

    LizK..thanks for all the Redskins/Colt links!

  30. Pauoa Boy July 26, 2008 8:05 am

    BHF2 – You can repost your info, I get some kala for send your way to help in the rehabilitation and resurgence of JUGS1 and JUGS2…mahalos

  31. wafan July 26, 2008 8:06 am

    Shucks. Almost forgot — good morning!!!

    Esme and out the door.

  32. Pauoa Boy July 26, 2008 8:07 am

    JaM – I think they can be purchased at Rainbowtique and campus stores. Not sure how much though maybe ST know more…

  33. Pauoa Boy July 26, 2008 8:08 am

    Kay time to hele c you lataz…

  34. duffer July 26, 2008 8:13 am

    From Kim Fassler’s blog on blogging,

  35. JaM July 26, 2008 8:13 am

    Will be flying out in the beginning of August…

    Airfares are unreal..rt to LA $700+..i found cheaper fare on a very roundabout 16 hours trip to LA for $500..HNL/OGG/PHX/LA..(but escorting my 90 years sis said no take the direct flight)

    I will be in LA 8/5-8/6; LV 8/6-8/11; tahoe 8/11-8/13; reno8/13-8/14;SF 8/14-8/16; LA 8/16-8/18-I would like to bring up uh posters and schedule cards if I am able to get them…anyone interested in? (squeezing dates so Brie and I will be back for Heather McMackin’s football clinic…)

  36. JaM July 26, 2008 8:15 am

    Thanks PB..I will be up at UH on Tuesday to check on poster/cards will check for media guide too..If can anyone want/need..let me know…

  37. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 26, 2008 8:17 am

    ラスベガス: haha, las vegas standard time! I get in to LAS at 11:30pm on 9/1 and pray to get out at 2:30am on 9/2 !

  38. PIAA DS July 26, 2008 8:22 am

    Pauoa Boy…yes Im in Texas, and its pouring outside (the hurricane left overs)…you know the military..hurry up and wait. So my husband and I are sitting inside waiting for tonight since the weather is so miserable outside! to the gym, may as well make use of the facilities here. Quite nice acutally.

  39. Stephen Tsai July 26, 2008 8:24 am

    Yep, a player becomes a free agent once he goes on a mission.
    But there are some ties — deep ties — between the Lolotai family and a UH, and Waylon Lolotai is a solid commit.
    And, yes, he’s related to Mana Lolotai.

  40. Stephen Tsai July 26, 2008 8:25 am

    There also is a very good player on a mission expected to head to UH eventually.

  41. ラスベガス July 26, 2008 8:29 am

    thank you ST.

  42. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 26, 2008 8:31 am

    Redskins scrimmage will be covered online starting 2pm EST.
    No videos allowed (we’ll see).

    Good coverage of the 25K (?) crowd on Matt Teri’s blog:

  43. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 26, 2008 8:32 am

    So, ST- did you get home in time for dinner with your family???

  44. ラスベガス July 26, 2008 8:32 am

    Or in Japanese, ステブン 蔡

  45. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 26, 2008 8:38 am

    Doris- keep yer powder dry!!

    btw- does your son know my nephew Doug E? Also a Damien alum who grad from IIT and is now training on F18s for the Navy.
    See my May 14 blog (click on my name)

  46. gigi-hawaii © July 26, 2008 8:56 am

    Kudos to Doris’ son and Liz’s nephew! I could never pilot a jet. Can’t even drive a car right. Jason knows all about my lousy driving!

  47. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 26, 2008 9:10 am

    28K at Redskins Fan Appreciation Day. Dunno if Colt will get any time on the field but here’s hoping!

  48. curveball July 26, 2008 9:18 am

    … In other news, a wide-open Fred Davis dropped a pass from Colt Brennan. …A 43-yard touchdown pass from Todd Collins to Billy McMullen was wiped out by a false-start

    Posted at 3:06 PM ET, 07/26/2008

  49. old diver July 26, 2008 9:22 am

    I’ve heard people talk about the high academic standards at The University of California at Berkley. From talking to people I get the impression this is only true for the general student body and like USC when it comes to athletics they take anybody. True?

  50. FloridaTed July 26, 2008 9:23 am

    Aloha, Gang,

    Looks like the blog hickups have stopped.


    Are you at liberty to tell who that great player on a mission is?
    I’m sure you’re glad to be back.


    Is there any live streaming of the scrimmage on the Redskins site?

  51. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 26, 2008 9:26 am

    curveball… stats from scrimmage comewhere? the espn radio is chatter and commercials.

  52. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 26, 2008 9:27 am

    Ted- nothing yet- just chitchat

  53. Gorg July 26, 2008 9:35 am

    Wassup everyone!!

    Hope you are all having a great weekend.

    Yeah Stephen, who is this player you are talking about?

  54. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 26, 2008 9:36 am

    Scrimmage is over and only curveball has posted anything like a detail.

  55. (Jesse) James July 26, 2008 9:37 am

    Hey sj-macro….the guys called….asked if you can pick up one pack of ham hocks on your way out. Thanks.

  56. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 26, 2008 9:38 am

    ok.. I asked the q and got this A:
    Matt Terl, on July 26th, 2008 at 3:33 pm Said:

    Gary should have them up shortly, and the PR interns are furiously typing the stats as I write this.

  57. curveball July 26, 2008 9:38 am

    LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER:

  58. curveball July 26, 2008 9:39 am

    LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER:

  59. Kekoa July 26, 2008 9:45 am

    For a little diversion this morning class. We will take a close look at the stunning venues that the Chinese have prepared for the upcoming Olympics. Be prepared to take the Spot quiz at the next CC.

    Click on my name.

  60. Stephen Tsai July 26, 2008 9:46 am

    OK, I’m back in the office, finally, sweating away.
    After several months of trying to pick out more effective desk furniture, I’ve decided to go the other way. I’m storing all of the media guides I brought back i n Deli-Cat container.

  61. alnbama July 26, 2008 9:47 am

    Hey LizK, awhile back you asked if i was going to the Swamp and wanted to shit with some of you Tsaiko’s. If you are still able to get a ticket, i would be honored to be part of your faithful Warrior cheering section. You can email me at, or call me at 256 468 6082, to make arraingments for payment. Mahalo Al

  62. Kekoa July 26, 2008 9:49 am

    Good morning A-Joe! ~ Keep the water temp j’right for me in the cement pond. Bradda Jack was spotted off the coast early this morning N/W of your location…dun-dun-dun-dun-dun…No ocean swimming for da Tsai-ko’s. No worries tho, I’m patrolling da Wessai from Ko’olina to Makaha jez in case. Be there Mos Skosh!
    Tell Chawan_cut to keep the stinky bait in da waddah and da lady in the pink shirt outta da waddah! James! Wake up!…get one fish on your line!

  63. curveball July 26, 2008 9:50 am

    LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER:

    thats what happens when I get going to fast at least you found it

  64. Kekoa July 26, 2008 9:54 am

    Mei Ling ~ Sistah!…Can’t wait to have you back on island. I kinow it’s looking way into the future, but I believe in prior planning.

    We need a Kumu Hula to whip the Tsai-ko’s/Tsaikettes into shape for the next blog bash…and a follow-up performance at Half-Time during the ‘09 UH/UNLV game.

    ST and JD will be leading the men in their stirring rendition of the Warrior Ha’a. I have the Tsai-ko All Star Band standing by to easily switch into their Halau Hula numbers for you.

    The card section will do their flash card routine to dazzle the Nevada Home crowd. We’ll show those Las Vegas hicks that we came to not only support the Warriors, but to light up the strip with da Aloha Spirit!….Ronnie, get your braddah’s drum-line and your flags at the ready.

    Aunty Liz ~ National Anthem and Hawaii Pono’i is all yours Babee! Your backup KS singers goin’ make Kalihi Ring ova deah! Yee Haw!

    Did I miss anything? Oh!…“GO WARRIORS!”

  65. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 26, 2008 9:55 am

    alnbama… beg your pardon??? BWAHAHAHA! I know it was only a typo…. right? 😈
    I’ll call ya

  66. Kekoa July 26, 2008 9:55 am

    Sorry gang…getting a little ahead of myself. Must be too much Wessai salt air! Gotta get past Florida first, and den da rest of the ‘08 season…

  67. (Jesse) James July 26, 2008 10:03 am

    Yo..Kekoa…try call da wessai boys before heading out….dey need hamhocks….one tray….

  68. Kekoa July 26, 2008 10:04 am

    Stretch ~ Waiting for the South swell, den goin’ be dere.

  69. alnbama July 26, 2008 10:16 am

    Yeah Liz, sorry it was a very stinky typo, not intentional.

  70. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 26, 2008 10:18 am

    Contact has been made.

    alnbama will be joining us to cheer in da Swamp!

    bhf2- see #62 and give da Tsai-ko a call, eh? Good for planning ladat….

  71. mctruck July 26, 2008 10:21 am

    Welcome back, ST….safe and sound, yippppeeee!!!

    now, get back to work, bwaaaaahahaha!!

  72. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 26, 2008 10:22 am


    alnbama – no probs… just an unko mistake 😆

    ‘k time to eat my lean pocket… and have my cuppa cafe…

  73. Kekoa July 26, 2008 10:23 am

    “alnbama” Yes…I like that monicker. Vera cool. What part of the homelands do you claim as your ‘hood?

  74. Jason July 26, 2008 10:27 am

    When did alnbama get on our e-mail list? (Sorry, non-blog friendly inside joke.)

    I thought I felt funny this morning cause of this medicine I’m taking. Ends up it’s because gigi reminded me of her driving skills. 😉

  75. alnbama July 26, 2008 10:34 am

    Kekoa, Howzit, from Halawa housing, nah, just like to say that, sounds better then Aiea

  76. (Jesse) James July 26, 2008 10:46 am

    Aloha! This is homey acting as JJ.

  77. (Jesse) James July 26, 2008 10:47 am

    gotta go. James is giving me the eye.

  78. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 26, 2008 10:53 am

    hi xs-homey, hi James.

    btw- CB has anodda HI teammate- Mapu (injured) from Kahuku,

  79. Kekoa July 26, 2008 10:58 am

    alnbama ~ Eh Brah…dat used to be the area Aloha Stadium and around there was called yeah?! So you wuz AHS grad? What year?

    …Then Gigi moved in and dey wen make ’em sound ‘pancy!’ “Foster Village”aiyah! Gigi…wen dey goin’ fix you light? Call Mufi, mention my name, maybe dey get to you at least by December…Bwhahahaha!

  80. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc July 26, 2008 10:59 am

    GARRETt: Mahalo for the KHNL post on yesterday’s bid story. Intended to do the same earlier this morning but sort of slept in.

    Momotaro, A-House & Others:

    Below is the information from the DCCA website about different types of contractors and about Sports Turf Hawai`i & Applied Surfacing Technology.

    Still have more research to do as to the differences between the numbers which follow the letters – e.g., C5 or C68FF or C27 which is what Hamocon used on his Murakami bid last year; however, that will have to wait until Monday.

    As for legal action, it could indeed happen. Nevertheless, David Hafner, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Campus Services/Office of Facilities and Grounds, is absolutely committed – as are his bosses – to moving this project through as quickly as possible. He says that it will take approximately one week for all the paperwork to be finalized.

    Barring unforseen Acts of God or some sort of successful injunctive action on the part of Sadowski, the field could be finished in time for the last three games of the season.

    Again, here is information about how to get involved: The Contractors License Board next meets on Friday, August 22; however, the agenda, date, time,and location will not be posted until the previous week. NOTE: The middle two items rarely change so interested parties could look at the Minutes of previous meeting.

    If anyone is interested in attending this meeting and wants to speak up, then please contact the DCCA Contractors office at 586-2700 for information about how to take part in the Public Input part of the agenda.


    General Engineering Contractor (type “A” contractor) is a contractor with specialized engineering knowledge and skill. An engineering contractor will handle projects such as land-leveling, excavating, ranching, sewers and paving.

    General Building Contractor (type “B” contractor) is a contractor whose principal contracting business is building structures. General contractors handle projects such as houses and room additions.

    Specialty Contractor (type “C” contractor) performs construction work requiring special skills such as electrical work, drywall, landscaping, flooring or roofing.



    FILE NUMBER: 48076 C5


    STATUS: Active


    EXPIRATION DATE: Aug 29, 2013

    REGISTRATION DATE: Aug 30, 2002





    FILE NUMBER: 67183 D1 (Note: D licenses are not described above)


    STATUS: Active


    EXPIRATION DATE: Jan 11, 2012

    REGISTRATION DATE: Jan 12, 2001



    Have a good day everyone.

    Al: Your e-mail arrived this morning even though it was sent at around 3 pm yesterday.Yes, I did open e-mail last night around 11 pm. Very interesting.

    BHF2 – don’t forget to call about the tents, tables & chairs – specifically about numbers/types/pickup and return time.

    Off to do chores, yardwork and clearing out stuff. Bulky item pickup on Monday.

    Have a great weekend.

  81. Kekoa July 26, 2008 11:09 am

    almbama ~ Braddah, you goin’ have a blast hooking up with da Tsaiko Ohana!…Enjoy it, because it is as close to da flavah of being home as can be.

    Go Warriors!

    Eh Koakane! Get doze teachas back in line!

  82. 22London July 26, 2008 11:41 am

    Waylon’s dad is Tiloi not Liloi…..

  83. curveball July 26, 2008 11:47 am

    Jason Campbell was 15 of 22 for 122 yards and a touchdown (a 10-yard pass to tight end Todd Yoder during red zone work). He also led the only legit scoring drive and capped it with a 2-yard scamper. Todd Collins was 8-for-13 for 52 yards and threw the only interception (cornerback Cedrick Holt). Colt Brennan was 4-for-7 for 22 yards and Derek Divine was 2 of 6 for 14 yards.

    Posted by cmasisak on July 26 2008 4:11 PM

  84. al July 26, 2008 11:52 am

    university of california at berkeley like the other upper echelon of the state of california’s pubic school system has very high standards especially out of state students. throw in ucla, uc-irvine, et al.

    the university of southern california in contrast is a private school. therefore, standards are different. still, typically the standards at usc are very high. whether they “slide” students in because they are nfl material cannot be discerned.

    go figgah.

  85. al July 26, 2008 11:54 am

    gigi…..what? chicken? no like bet?

    duffer….ask whitey if his line is getting wet or just his throat.

    wdoc… was interesting???

  86. Vanessa July 26, 2008 11:58 am

    Hi LizKauai! My girls are 2 yrs old & 2 months old. They are such a blast but man do they take up all of my time. My 2 yr old has been throwing some mean tantrums since her sister was born. Jealousy or the terrible-two’s? I say a combination of both.
    BTW thanks for all the Colt updates. My 2 yrs old saw him on the news last night & she started screaming “Touchdown!!”. Too funny!

  87. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 26, 2008 11:59 am

    thanx, curveball!

  88. curveball July 26, 2008 12:04 pm

    LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER

    I think I got this one right

  89. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 26, 2008 12:05 pm

    Vanessa, have you checked out Esme’s Hawaii Moms blog yet? She has a great mom community there.

    My first two kids were 18 mos apart – girl and boy. (skip 19 years) My last two are boys 23 mos apart. I can relate!

    All the phases will pass… “enjoy” them :mrgreen:

  90. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc July 26, 2008 12:07 pm

    The “interesting” reference above was that it took your e-mail about 17 hours to go from your computer to mine. Assuming that you live somewhere in Honolulu, you could have walked it over to me faster.than that. Twice in the past seven years, I’ve walked from Kailua to Ala Moana Park in just over eight hours to win a bet.

  91. Stephen Tsai July 26, 2008 12:08 pm

    Enjoy every moment with your kids. They’ll grow up quickly.
    With me, one day we’re dancing along to The Tootsie Roll, the next I’m asking their boyfriends if they’ve seen my shotgun around.

  92. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 26, 2008 12:08 pm

    curveball- awrite!
    So- I don’t see Chris Cooley’s name. He’s a hoot and I look forward the day we see Brennan to Cooley, TD!

  93. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 26, 2008 12:09 pm

    ST- hiya! Yeah but cute, da boyfrien’ !

  94. curveball July 26, 2008 12:12 pm

    LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER:

    I will be happy when we see Brennan to ANYBODY for TD I think soon..
    He played the 3rd most so thats a good sign

  95. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 26, 2008 12:19 pm

    curveball, yeah. I been doin “Aunty Liz” on some Redskins blogs to try to get people to think of him as the NEXT great QB… give him time to learn the system (ALL of the QB’s have to learn the system as Zorn is introducing the WCO) and earn the respect of his teammates.
    Colt should be able to concentrate better w/o the distraction of being mobbed by fans wherever he goes.
    It must have really worn him down last year… the gracious superstar that he is… 😆

  96. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 26, 2008 12:22 pm

    ST- da Warriors- er- Bows get nice hair! But Diamond Head stay all nekked!
    Good pix fo the tsenior Tsai-kos to look at!

  97. curveball July 26, 2008 12:24 pm

    I will watch for “Aunty Liz” as I also follow several DC blogs I guess I will have to come up with a clever name for those blogs…

  98. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 26, 2008 12:30 pm

    curveball- it’s still LizKauai on the blogs… the advice is “aunty” kine 🙂

  99. Ralph July 26, 2008 12:50 pm

    Pauoa Boy bighilofan2 addy: G. Lee Loy at 38 Kalakaua Street, Hilo, HI 96720…

  100. al July 26, 2008 12:52 pm

    st….#92 too cute that one. that shotgun has been around since it was invented. i used to say, meet mr. lefty and mr. righty.

    wdoc….oh, okay. i thought you meant something else. so are you down for lunch?

  101. gigi-hawaii © July 26, 2008 12:52 pm

    boring day! what I need is a good book to read. Was going to buy Randy Pausch’s “The Last Lecture,” but too lazy to go to Borders or order on Amazon.

  102. gigi-hawaii © July 26, 2008 12:53 pm

    Polynesian Paralysis.

    Anyone else have this disease?

  103. al July 26, 2008 12:54 pm

    thanks ralph,
    you just read my mind. i was just gonna email you for that very same info.

    hey, is the office closed already???
    or are you in between dilations?

  104. gigi-hawaii © July 26, 2008 12:55 pm

    Per MSN, looks like the Green Bay coach is making Rodgers the starting QB with or without Favre.

    There goes my free lunch.

  105. al July 26, 2008 12:57 pm

    gigi…’s the greatest story ever told. its free on top of that.

    click on my name and enjoy.

  106. las vegas July 26, 2008 12:57 pm

    I too suffer from the heartbreak of Polynesian Paralysis.
    To sad.

  107. 99club July 26, 2008 12:58 pm

    Good afternoon Tsaikos…

    This may have been posted already, but I just noticed that the UH – Florida game is going to be on ESPN Gameplan.

  108. gigi-hawaii © July 26, 2008 1:02 pm

    Thanks, Al.

    LV, heartbreak? who said anything about the heart? It’s my legs that don’t want to work.

    99 club, what about PPV?

  109. Koauka July 26, 2008 1:05 pm

    PIAA Doris:

    Thank you for your excellent analysis at the #14 posting. It is interesting the transfer rules that are passed throughout the history of the NCAA. Of course, the institution itself has their own set of “rules” too.

    I can understand why some outstanding athletes get caught up in the rules governing transfers. Basically, it just take years away. And you only get four to participate.

    Like I said a while ago, I wish back in the day, I had a Doris Sullivan to counsel and assist me in using college athletics to pay for a college degree.

  110. Pride. July 26, 2008 1:11 pm

    Pauoa Boy:

    July 26th, 2008 at 7:41 am
    Was wondering what happened to Waylon Lolotai, is he and Mana related somehow?

    PB, actually the two Lolotai’s come from a very athletic family. Waylon’s dad Tiloi and Mana’s dad Taunu’uu are brothers. Tiloi, as ST mentioned, was an all-state defesive tackle for Iolani and Colorado from 1971 to 1978. He and Brian Cabral were seniors together at Colorado that ended with an Orange bowl loss to the hands of Ohio State on Jan. 1st of 1978. Taunu’u was an all-state QB and WR at Pac-5 in 1975 and 1976. Waylon and Mana’s grandmother, Drew and Dane Uperesa’s grandmother were sisters. Drew and Dane Uperesa’s dad Kevin played for Cal and the L.A. Rams. Their Uncle Keith played for BYU, the Oakland Raiders and the Denver Broncos. Now the grandmothers had another sister who had a son Jerry Scanlan who was an offensive guard with Washington Redskins, he was a rookie guard opposite Russ Grimm before he hurt his neck and had to give up football.

    So hopefully Waylon, Mana, and Drew, are apples that don’t fall too far from the tree.

  111. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 26, 2008 1:13 pm

    Hi Pride. ! Did you look at the vintage pic at the top?
    Recognize anyone?

  112. Da Punchbowl Kid July 26, 2008 1:13 pm

    I too suffer from polynesian paralysis, Punchbowl variety. I barely had the strength to slip into a muumuu today…

  113. Pride. July 26, 2008 1:14 pm


    Thanks for the story.

  114. Pride. July 26, 2008 1:17 pm


    Is that Homey in the second row, second from the right?

  115. gigi-hawaii © July 26, 2008 1:20 pm

    Pride, you mean homey didn’t have guns back then?

    BTW, judging from the hair, it looks like this pic was taken in the 1970s.

  116. gigi-hawaii © July 26, 2008 1:22 pm

    DPK, it’s nice to have company! I was hoping you guys would know of a cure for Polynesian Paralysis.

    The vacuum cleaner awaits me.

    BTW, Liz, the Roomba flattens the carpet. If you want the carpet to fluff up, you gotta use the upright vacuum.

  117. 99club July 26, 2008 1:22 pm


    Florida must be one of the 5 PPV games offered in the UH season ticket holders PPV package since there are 6 road games, and the Boise St. game has already been announced as one of the ESPN games. Click on my name for UH’s 5-game PPV offer. Wow! That means some lucky Hawaii fans then have the chance to pay twice for the Florida game (ESPN Gameplan and PPV). Such a deal.

  118. curveball July 26, 2008 1:23 pm

    gigi-hawaii ©:
    polynesian paralysis

    I am getting ready for frozen beer paralysis

  119. Pride. July 26, 2008 1:23 pm

    Esme and out. A hui hou.

  120. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 26, 2008 1:25 pm

    Pride. – did homey play soccer? Looks more like Ronnie!

  121. gigi-hawaii © July 26, 2008 1:26 pm

    99club, you gotta pay for ESPN Gameplan??? How much?

    We already ordered PPV for the entire season, though.

  122. gigi-hawaii © July 26, 2008 1:27 pm

    Curveball, what brand of beer do you drink?

  123. 99club July 26, 2008 1:31 pm

    Right now you can get it for $109 through 8/29. After that it increases to $129 for the season. Click on my name for link to the offer. Since PPV isn’t an option for me, I’ve already ordered Gameplan…and Dishnetwork Sports Pack…and Big10 network.

  124. curveball July 26, 2008 1:32 pm

    I make my own yum

  125. Stretch July 26, 2008 1:35 pm

    Good Afternoon Everyone…. time for me to take my standard weekend afternoon nap.

  126. A-House July 26, 2008 1:43 pm


    Thanks for the Cooke Field bid update.

    OK, gang, let’s get the resurfacing going ASAP!!!

    Many athletes are waiting to use it.

  127. gigi-hawaii © July 26, 2008 1:44 pm

    99club, that’s a lot of sports! But, all that is probably a better buy than the $380 plus tax and fees we have to pay for UH FB, BB, and VB this year.

  128. 99club July 26, 2008 1:56 pm

    That’s not a bad deal. I’d gladly pay it if offered. Some day there’ll be “on demand” for whatever you want to watch. OK, here’s where Rich gently reminds me why that’ll never happen due to contract A vs contract B, etc. 🙂

  129. MeiLing July 26, 2008 2:06 pm

    Kekoa, I’m jus’ a haumana doin’ hula. But if you sing “Blue Hawai’i”, I can dance it. :))

    I’d rather see Leonard Peters hair down & flowing. He has great hair. But, nice ad for ESPN.

    I have to go collapse for a while; learned to dance ‘Alekoki today w/ pu’ili. We are not ‘opio anymore, so whew… need to rest. Hope to get to the AZ Cardinals practice tomorrow.

  130. sportsbow July 26, 2008 2:06 pm


    What’s the scoop on the Daniel Smith/UH lawsuit?

    On the Portland State website, Smith is listed as #36 on the roster.
    LINK: Click my name above for Portland State roster.

    Is the lawsuit against UH and Jeff Reinebold still ongoing or, was the lawsuit dropped since Smith has found a place to play?


  131. al July 26, 2008 2:07 pm

    gg and pride.
    glad you liked the story.

    its a work day in palolo, so no poly paralysis.

    pride. excellent archiving of the lolotai family. didn’t al lolotai turn pro wrestler after his nfl days?

  132. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc July 26, 2008 2:26 pm


    I sent you an e-mail at 11:11 am. Did you get it yet?

    A-House – need to talk to you. Are you in town during the day or can we meet in Kailua somewhere?

  133. al July 26, 2008 2:37 pm

    wdoc…no. it must be your email server that is bogged down or just slow. yours is the only one that i have a problem with. what are you using as your email server?

  134. wafan July 26, 2008 2:47 pm

    Okay. Back from the sight-seeing at the South Center Mall. Dang! The new addition is a lot larger than 40,000 sq. ft.!!! Think of attaching Pearlridge Mall with parking structures to what used to be the Northwe(s)t’s largest shopping mall. Dang! On top of that they threw in multiplex AMC theatre on the new third floor. Heck, the second floor is brand new, too. Up until the opening today the mall was a single story complex.

    It is going to be a shopper’s fantasy! And, parking will be horrific during the holidays. Geez, those parking structures will not be anywhere large enough. I think I will stay away from that place for a long bit.

  135. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 26, 2008 2:47 pm

    Hiya- W-Doc, thanks for the update on the Cook/Ching Field bids.


  136. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 26, 2008 2:49 pm

    gigi- my daf-ter uploaded the wedding pix and I blogged a few.

    Gotta go to da stoa…

  137. wafan July 26, 2008 2:52 pm

    The ad with Leonard looks good!

    What is that hill in the background of the second photo? I have heard legends of a hill in ooooooooold Hawai’i. Is that it?!?!?!

    Cool ’70’s photo!

  138. wafan July 26, 2008 2:56 pm

    Whoo-hoo! Good news about the new turf!!! Now, the trick will be actually getting it installed post haste. This is a great time and opportunity to show everyone we have turned the corner after the fiascos of the past 5-year nightmare.

  139. wafan July 26, 2008 2:58 pm

    Time to get started with my packing. I cannot wait!!! At this time tomorrow I will be 30-minutes into my flight home. Yeah!

    Be lurking tonight and maybe tomorrow.

  140. bonar July 26, 2008 3:00 pm


  141. d1島 July 26, 2008 3:02 pm


    Just got up from my afternoon nap…
    dreamt I had spent the night sleeping under the stars in a tropical paradise only to be awoken by natives harvesting fruits from da sea.
    This was interrupted by the surprise visit of a menehune with two ok his keiki wahine.

    Then I woke up and drove home…


  142. d1島 July 26, 2008 3:03 pm

    Righ on wafan.

    Look forward to seeing you at the Karaoke Call!

  143. d1島 July 26, 2008 3:08 pm

    Righ=Right 😳

  144. bonar July 26, 2008 3:09 pm

    #49: Re. Berkeley, I believe Chancellor Tien in the early 90’s emphasized the importance of having a top notch athletic program and was instrumental in getting Russell White and Jason Kidd admitted into the school. Berkeley, though, is still very picky when admitting athletes whose raw academic scores might fall short in comparison to the regular pool of applicants.

  145. al July 26, 2008 3:16 pm

    wafan we have a cc at phuket thai on wednesday at 1130.

  146. al July 26, 2008 3:21 pm

    wdoc got your email just now and replied.

  147. al July 26, 2008 3:21 pm

    d1 did you join the shark hunt?

    should have dragged bulla for shark bait.

  148. A-House July 26, 2008 3:41 pm

    Hiya, doc:

    wassup? you like meet during the week – I’m at work in downtown Honolulu – best time for me is 10am or 1pm.

  149. A-House July 26, 2008 3:44 pm


    We caught plenty, but we were about 250 miles nowrthwest of your current location – eh, maybe fish swim that far.

    Hope fishing gets better over the next 2 days!!!

  150. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 26, 2008 4:18 pm

    Had to come up for air after zogging it out on a Redskins site about Colt!
    Back to your regular programming…

  151. d1島 July 26, 2008 4:22 pm


    No playing in da ocean although you’ll never guess who get CRABS!!!

  152. al July 26, 2008 4:28 pm

    uh. huh?
    i won’t guess this one.

  153. wafan July 26, 2008 4:43 pm

    Al . . .

    Thanks for the notice. But, I will not be able to make that one — have to get started on the work at home. Otherwise I will not hear the end of it. But, if I do a good showing at the beginning I will be able to “slack” a bit more later on.

    Please, though give me a call! Koakane and SteveM have my cell number. I think SteveM has my local (Hawai’i) number, too. I definitely will not have any internet access while at home.

    I know I will go through blog withdrawals.

    The August 16 KC is already on my calendar. I just need to find Young Street and then find the business. I am definitely looking forward to that event! I do not sing, though, because I do not want to damage anyone’s hearing. As I understand, bleeding from the ears is a bad thing. HA!

  154. Curt July 26, 2008 4:51 pm

    About the photo of the soccer team above, I gave about a dozen of the photos to Jim Donovan at the blog bash. I was hoping he could locate any of the players/coaches and give it to them.

    When I was attending UH about 100 years ago (ha-ha), someone gave it to me to sell to the soccer players. I don’t remember much about it now…getting too old. 🙂

    I was going over my stash of UH sports photos for the blog bash when I came across these photos. So if you know anyone in the photo and how to get ahold of them, please let ST or Jeannie Lee know. Thanks.

    Gigi: You’re right that it’s a 70’s photo. I attended UH from 71 to 76 and they were given to me at that time.

  155. al July 26, 2008 5:02 pm

    wafan…..will do.

  156. Pauoa Boy July 26, 2008 5:07 pm

    Howzit Gang, just got back from the beach here in San Diego and uh no can compare to our beaches. Pretty decent size waves but water to choppy and washer machine style, sets coming all kine angles…

    #100: Mahalos Ralph, appreciate it was too lazy to click back to the previous blogs

    #111: Mahalos Pride, I knew they was related somehow. I know our LB’s is solid now but wow I can envision a killah LB corps for year aftah year. With all the young LB’s in the waiting and the pick up of Paipai, Alema, and Art, whew just think of the potential all-stars we going have…too much!

  157. Pauoa Boy July 26, 2008 5:10 pm

    Leonard Peters: Eh uso tone become a pretty boy now…nah, nah. Good for you my bruddah, good luck this season with the Bears…au’ryte!

  158. Pauoa Boy July 26, 2008 5:18 pm

    Re: Green Bay

    Nothing against Viagra user Brett Favre, but I think Green Bay is doing the right thing by letting Aaron Rodgers start. If Favre stays with GB he should help in the development of Rodgers knowing it will be his team. Having sat behind Favre for the past 3 yrs. or so may have given Rodgers enough knowledge of the offense but he needs some game time experience. Favre at 38yrs old can still play but either he backs Rodgers up or just goes to a different team to start, JETS perhaps???

  159. al July 26, 2008 5:46 pm

    pboy….don’t forget. what if we get manti te’o, too?

    that would be an awesome lineup of local lb’s.

  160. Pauoa Boy July 26, 2008 5:48 pm

    Tsai-kettes who love football

    Dunno if any of you know about this, but there’s is actually a womens football league called the IWFL Independent Women’s Football League. Football pads and everything, wonder if Hawaii will ever form a team??? Anyway, a good friend told me about it who actually plays on the SoCal Breakers team…thought it may be of interest to some of you…

  161. Pauoa Boy July 26, 2008 5:53 pm

    al – das definite icing on the cake right there…Manti Te’o!

    Manti if you ever read this blog, please my bruddah stay home and play for the Warriors. I know you gotta choose what’s right for you and would be selfish to say you gotta play for the home team, but uh please consider it. I garrans you’ll never find a better fan base who will support and show aloha as much as us Warrior Fans! I know you’ve been hearing the chants…


  162. Pauoa Boy July 26, 2008 6:18 pm

    Here’s some highlights from the Women’s Football League…some of these chicks can hit…dayum!!!

  163. addahknowjoe July 26, 2008 6:20 pm

    WWWaaaaait, wait, wait, wait…. ST- You pulling a “jojo” and a “Esme” on all of us?

    Aaaahhh! Lose Money!!!!

  164. (Jesse) James July 26, 2008 6:22 pm

    Yeah, ST. Wats up wit dat!

  165. duffer July 26, 2008 7:20 pm

    Does PIAA and Doris help Junior golfers too?

  166. JaM July 26, 2008 7:48 pm

    Duffer: I believe Doris and PIAA helps all high school athletes at all the divisions.

  167. JaM July 26, 2008 7:48 pm

    Good evening to all!

  168. kaimiloa July 26, 2008 7:49 pm

    Pauoa Boy…. Hawaii did have a pro women’s football team for a couple of years, not too long ago. They used to practice out at Central Oahu Park and would travel to California for games. I remember seeing local news articles about them as well.

  169. JaM July 26, 2008 7:55 pm

    Hi Kaimiloa!

    Where is everyone?

  170. PIAA DS July 26, 2008 8:05 pm

    LizKauai, Ill ask him if he knows Doug E.

    Old Diver, Cal is an excellent academic school but one thing I was very surprised. They allow D’s (however limited, 1 I belive) on transfer students – at least athletes, and UCLA, Arizona and Colorado dont. Just a point I thought interesting

    Well its still raining in Texas. Black clouds and just sheets of rain pouring down. Time to hit the sack. like 1 am but Im jet lagged. Aloha everyone.

  171. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 26, 2008 8:21 pm

    Jes finished dindin.
    Decided not to go the Coach Mack’s luau tonight… solly, Coach. I really need to sava kala for da swamp trip.
    Speaking of which… it was nice speaking to alnbama this morning. It is amazing how you can be friends with a total stranger right away jes’ because he is a devoted Tsai-ko!

  172. BG July 26, 2008 8:25 pm

    Good evening All

    JaM…this is one of those nights/weekend where a lot of folks wen holoholo. They’ll come shuffling in Monday morning to say hi.

    LizK…how you get time to keep those Redskin bloggers on their toes? lol

    Al…glad to have you back. Glad to see you found the internet connections in Vegas. We were talking about Vegas 2009 already! It’s going to be humongus…can tell already. I’ll bet Wreck will have some tales to tell, too.

    Tsaikos/kettes by Makaha side…kinda quiet without you folks! Well, OK, I know you stop by from time to time. Walking through the blog, can hear the floor creaking! 😀

  173. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 26, 2008 8:30 pm

    BG- easy… just ignore all my chores!!!

  174. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 26, 2008 8:36 pm

    Actually, it has been an interesting cruise through the NFL message boards and blogs.
    We are really blessed to have such a family style blog here. We don’t really feel the need to find friendship in mutual hate – which seems to drive some of the boards.

    Yet, when something uncool arises, we are able to muster a strong voice and sound the alarm.

    All in all, the 5 or 6 F’s usually rule the day and enjoying them does not diminish manhood or femininity. :mrgreen:

  175. al July 26, 2008 8:42 pm

    hey bg thanks for the aloha.

    the boss and i had a great time we even extended our trip another two days.

    believe it or not i lost 1.5 lbs. must have been all those shopping malls and the 100 degree temp. we basically ate two meals a day although quite a bit of buffets. i actually got tired of eating buffets.

    i spoke to the gm of the cal while i was there whom i met through duffer and he said we could arrange some stuff through him for 2009.

  176. curveball July 26, 2008 8:52 pm

    LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER:
    from the Washington Post Insider

    Posted by: Karen | July 26, 2008 10:55 PM

    Zorn is the consummate optimist. He also has no choice but to openly support and nurture the QB he inherited and whom the franchise has pre ordained as the QB of the future. We’ll see what happens, and as a fan, I’d love for JC to pan out, but I don’t see it.

    Furthermore, that Zorn hand picked Colt Brennan in the draft speaks volumes.

    Posted by: novaskin | July 26, 2008 11:02 PM

    thats our boy this whole blog was ripping the QB’s except CB and they were there today at the scrimmage

  177. NYUH July 26, 2008 8:55 pm

    Myth No. 2: Brennan’s poor showing against Georgia in the Sugar Bowl (22-for-38, 169 yards, three interceptions) proves he can’t play against elite, NFL-type competition.

    Reality: He carved up several BCS teams in his three years, including a 559-yard, five-touchdown showing against Arizona State and a 42-for-50, 442-yard, five-score outing against Washington. He also topped 400 yards against Wisconsin, Purdue and Oregon State.

  178. gigi-hawaii © July 26, 2008 8:56 pm

    Well, I read Lucy Grealy’s “Autobiography of a Face,” from 3:30 to 8:30 pm today. What a lyrical, but searing, story it is about childhood cancer and its aftermath.

  179. curveball July 26, 2008 8:57 pm


    I really think this is going to get very interesting…..

  180. Pauoa Boy July 26, 2008 9:03 pm

    kaimiloa, back in 99 I know they tried to start one up. I remember them having tryouts at Aiea Park. Wonder whatever happened to that league or why it went away??? I think with the popularity of football growing amongst women it would be good to have a pro women’s hawaii football team. After watching highlight videos of the IWFL I would definitely watch wahine play football and laying out other wahine on the turf.

  181. curveball July 26, 2008 9:03 pm

    gigi-hawaii ©:

    Well I had my frozen beer…had my nap…no more paralysis

  182. JaM July 26, 2008 9:05 pm

    Hi BG…

    Just being selfish…

    Been extremely busy and haven’t been able to lurk too much even at work…

    First evening with an extended availability of time to sit at the computer…(well skipping all chores for now including no dindin by announcing “Hobo night”!..means everybody on their own…can’t do that too often.

  183. JaM July 26, 2008 9:07 pm

    Hi PB!

  184. Pauoa Boy July 26, 2008 9:11 pm

    oh yeah in 03 wasn’t there also a team called Pacific Blast or something like that???

  185. Pauoa Boy July 26, 2008 9:12 pm

    Sup JaM: Were you able to go get media guides???

  186. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 26, 2008 9:19 pm

    curveball, good to hear they were not ripping CB.
    Meanwhile back on another message board, I jumped into this theme:
    ” Colt Brennan Needs A LOT of Work ”

    Ahh- I see Hawaiiroller has jumped in too.

    The reality is, many folks are so desperate for Colt to be the real thing that they have to keep kicking the tires and are impatient to see the qualities that we “homers” are touting.

    The sensible ones are saying – give the guy a chance to learn, for crying out loud 😆

  187. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 26, 2008 9:20 pm

    Wow JaM, you gotta work weekends too?

  188. JaM July 26, 2008 9:20 pm

    PB: planning to be up on campus on Tuesday. Are you interested in posters or schedule cards?

  189. JaM July 26, 2008 9:22 pm

    LizK: Yep..between cross country and/or Track then on the other day been helping out a cousin for years with bookkeeping/tax stuffs..he’s a CPA.

    Will be gone 2 weeks in August so been trying to be ahead of the work..if there is such a thing.

  190. curveball July 26, 2008 9:23 pm

    LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER

    I think you and I and Zorn really believe that he is the one that will fit this offense..they may not give it to him right away but ……I AM A BELIEVER

  191. bighilofan2 July 26, 2008 9:25 pm

    Howzit Tsaikos everywhere!

    howzit. lookin 4 yu sit wit us in Fla. LizK called, i got yo # at work so will call laterz. 🙂

    thx fo offa. see #100.

    I be Hnl from Wed pm thru Sun am. will be at UWs Thurs Fri if get. cum check me out. 😀 not goin Hnl 8/16, savin 4 Fla.

    Capitol -ist/Wassup Doc,
    wat a moutful. can i jus call yu WDoc? 😀

    great job on da info 4 Cooke Ching Field fix. i’m hopin DENNIS SADOWSKI get plenny class an reads dis blog, and reads between da lines. class
    begets class.

    HAFNER, fix da field asap. junk UH take so long runnin along da lines, da holes gonna close, no can move da ball. get ova da snail pace. move dis
    awesum program along on da likity split. dis year, da suunah da bettah.

    btw gangee, yeah, wats da haps on Daniel Smith?
    we pau da crybaybee akshun?

    Boise State…
    btw, Coach Mack, deer in da headlights? wtf? Boise here we cum yu idiotz. yo guyz all get wide stance.
    😯 gonna tell yo senahtah Craig 2 give yu a ‘push’ frum behine, help yu sheep get ova da fence… 😯 grrrrr 👿

  192. JaM July 26, 2008 9:27 pm

    Curveball: agree 100%. From what Colt says he feels that he needs to earn the job, but feels great that Zorn is giving him that chance…

  193. las vegas July 26, 2008 9:28 pm

    ¡¡ʇızʍoɥ 2ɟɥq
    ¿sǝpnp uʍop sʇɐɥʍ

  194. JaM July 26, 2008 9:30 pm

    hi Bighilofan2: yep sent out today (only small kine this time!)

  195. curveball July 26, 2008 9:32 pm

    Apparently Zorn cancelled practice Sunday..maybe CB will update his Redskins blog……

  196. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 26, 2008 9:34 pm

    Yup. I mean, the whole team is looking West Coast Offense in the face and having to make adjustments.
    ALL the QB’s have to adjust. Zorn is even getting the tall ones to “play low” to about Colt’s height… bwahahha.

    Zorn himself has a 3/4 lefty release 😆

    I think Colt is in the best place he could possibly be in right now. The pressure is off – in that he isn’t expected to be the starter after 2 weeks of practice. Although Colt -vs- the Colts has a kind of ring to it :mrgreen:

    And having been a “system” QB in college gives him a leg up on Zorn’s system. Funny how “system” is not a dirty word in the NFL!

  197. curveball July 26, 2008 9:38 pm

    LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER

    Talk like that wants me to go have a CR….OK I will…. lets toast “SYSTEM” <:

  198. Garret July 26, 2008 9:40 pm

    Wow, that was a long day! Everyone else is sleeping so I’ll see how much stuff I can find and post in the next 10 minutes.

  199. Garret July 26, 2008 9:41 pm

    It is no surprise that Samson is listed as a starter, but it is good to note the other guys that will be on the line with him.

    The one unit that appears to have a clear First Team is the offensive line. You probably knew this already, but from left to right it is: Jake Long, Justin Smiley, Samson Satele, Trey Darilek and Vernon Carey.

  200. Garret July 26, 2008 9:42 pm

    This is a note from Miami’s first practice during training camp.

    Someone should check Davone Bess’ hands for stick ‘em or super glue. The guy catches everything.

  201. Garret July 26, 2008 9:43 pm

    Looks like the Miami coaches really made an example of 2 players (one of whom was projected to make their final 53-man roster) today.

    But Miami’s choice to cut two players on the first day of training camp still sent an important message from this new tough-love regime to the rest of the team: Either get it together or get out.

    ”These new guys, they’re laying down the law and they’re holding people accountable. The two guys that weren’t in shape got waived,” running back Ricky Williams said of tackle Dan Gore and receiver Justin Wynn. “Coach [Tony Sparano] is making us accountable, so everyone is stepping to the plate.”

  202. Garret July 26, 2008 9:44 pm

    Julius Wilson was cut because he didn’t pass his conditioning test when he reported to training camp on Friday. That’s also what got Dan Gore shown the door according to the players.

    Sparano threatened the team that anyone who didn’t pass their re-check (combine type drills that need to be completed under a certain time based on position) would get the ax. Sparano showed he’s a man of his word when they worked out former Michigan guard Rueben Riley in the morning, and signed him.

    Wilson, who I initially projected would make the 53-man roster, hurt himself and was made an example of I’m told.

    “That lets you know that he is not playing around. He told them. He said it, and it is so,” said defensive end Vonnie Holliday. “That proves you can believe what he said. He told everyone don’t come back here out of shape and when you don’t listen….He don’t play around.

    Holliday said he’s heard many similar threat in his 11-year career, but never seen it backed up with action.

    “This may be the first time it’s enforced to that extent,” Holliday said. “Most coaches will make guys run after practice, and stuff like that, but to actually get sliced! That’s huge, and send a message that comes through loud and clear.”

  203. Garret July 26, 2008 9:45 pm

    Not good news for Reagan.

    Both Jalen Parmele and Lex Hilliard showed the ability to catch out of the backfield. Reagan Mauia struggled catching passes while Boomer Grigbsy’s hands appeared soft.

  204. BG July 26, 2008 9:46 pm

    las vegas! Aiyaa! Another Tsaiko with too much time on his hands! Now has learned to type while standing on his head like Homey and co.

    Gotta love this place where there’s foreign languages (Korean, Japanese, Pidgin, shop talk like “doing a Jojo/Emme/Herman Frasier) and characters of every kind (False/Koakane clan). No wonder we spend so much time here. No wonder we get withdrawals when we’re away from the blog for a day or two. 😀

  205. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 26, 2008 9:46 pm

    Whoa, curveball! No go out driving now, y’hear?

    More Hawaii guys coming onto the CB needs a lot of work thread and the late nite east coasters are mellowing.
    We just gotta show em some FFFFF&F and get em laughing 😆

    Hi bhf2! Fix ’em and the money will come, bruddah!

  206. Garret July 26, 2008 9:47 pm

    Lets look for non-Miami news now. This link has BSU’s poster schedule. 9 players are on their poster, with Ian Johnson in the middle.

  207. Garret July 26, 2008 9:49 pm

    Article about how the WAC will feature more running this season.

    Hawaii, with its run-and-gun offense, was the unquestioned face of the Western Athletic Conference last season.

    The Warriors, with Heisman Trophy candidate quarterback Colt Brennan at the helm, received national attention as they rolled through the 2007 season without a loss — the only Football Bowl Subdivision team to do so — eventually seeing their run end in a 41-10 loss to Georgia in the Sugar Bowl.

    They were WAC football — passing attacks and finesse — and they were the team college football fans from around the country saw more than any other. That wide-open style has been the conference’s perceived calling card for several years now.

    “I think that (perception) has been accurate,” Hawaii linebacker Solomon Elimimian said Thursday at the WAC media meetings. “But I think the last two or three years, that’s kind of changed. Now you see teams like Nevada, which was, what, top 10 in the nation in rushing (in 2007) — I played against Nevada and I have more respect for their offensive line and their running backs.

    “It’s more smashmouth now. There’s more prolific running backs in the league than there are prolific quarterbacks coming back. It’s definitely changed.”

  208. Garret July 26, 2008 9:49 pm

    The position that stands out heading into the 2008 season is running back. At least six teams have a potential offensive player of the year in that spot.

    “It’s probably the position of the league,” Derek Dooley, Louisiana Tech’s second-year coach, said. “It seems like every team has a good runner.

    “It’s one of the myths, and it’s been a great marketing tool for the WAC, the wide-open league we have, but people don’t realize how physical this league is. You look at the teams that have won the most consistently the last four or five years, they’re physical. Even Hawaii. That’s not a finesse football team. They look finesse, but they’re physical.”

  209. curveball July 26, 2008 9:52 pm

    LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER

    All is safe …home in Upper Kalihi Valley … the chickens are even asleep

  210. Garret July 26, 2008 9:54 pm

    SDSU is having to reduce their practice time because they practiced more than allowed by the NCAA last season. SDSU apparently self-reports a lot of minor violations…but I do not consider having a player play in the season opener when he’s not a full-time student a minor mistake. Athletes being full-time students should be something schools check at the start of every season.

    San Diego State has offered to reduce its on-field practice activities by one hour during the first week of football practice next month as a result of having slightly excessive practice time in March 2007.

    The NCAA considers the self-reporting of such violations a positive sign of a school’s diligence in rules compliance, no matter how arcane some of the rules may seem.

    For example, in November SDSU found that offensive coordinator Del Miller loaned a football to quarterback recruit Drew Westling. By rule, a recruit can’t be given such equipment. So SDSU called for a letter of admonishment to Miller. In addition, Westling was declared temporarily ineligible until the repayment of the “benefit” to charity.

    In September the school found that linebacker Freddie Dunkle had competed in the season opener while not enrolled full time, a rules violation. As a result, SDSU withheld Dunkle from the next game against Arizona State.

    In the previous two years, SDSU reported a combined 18 similar minor violations.

  211. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 26, 2008 9:55 pm

    curveball- no turn on da light when the chx are sleeping… !

    Hi Garret! Yahoo! …er, except for Reagan. C’mon brah, you can do em!

    Go Davone “stickum” Bess !!!

  212. Garret July 26, 2008 9:57 pm

    TCU has an interesting women’s football clinic. Q&A with the players, fashion show by the players, then the women split into groups and get to ask questions to the coaches.

    “I’ve always said that in Fort Worth, it’s hard to get anybody to the ballgame if mama doesn’t want to go,” Patterson said.

    About 150 women showed up to meet and greet players and coaches, ask questions and learn about TCU’s offense and defense.

    It was the eighth straight year for Patterson to host the clinic.

    First up was dinner and a fashion show featuring football players Marshall Newhouse, Jason Phillips, Rafael Priest, Heath Raetz, Blake Schlueter, James Vess, Daryl Washington and Jimmy Young.

    Tight ends coach Dan Sharp had one woman anxious to ask a question but he continuously overlooked her.

    Turns out, it was his wife and he knew she’d have some kind of non-football question for him.

    “She’s always heckling me,” he said, laughing. “She’d ask, ‘What time will you be home tomorrow night?’ ”

  213. BG July 26, 2008 9:57 pm


    Thanks for all the Colt news! Isn’t it so interesting to see the difference between other football related blogs and the Warriors Beat? 🙄 Can’t help but appreciate our Ohana even more.

    See everyone in the morning!

  214. Garret July 26, 2008 10:01 pm

    Hi Liz! It isn’t that bad for Reagan to struggle a little in their first FB receiving drill. I think that blocking and running are far more important for the FB spot. However, everything will be taken into account with Reagan’s battle with Grigsby, so the fact that Reagan didn’t catch as well as his competition is something to note. Special teams will be critical for the FB battle and unfortunately, Grigsby is a top-tier special teams player.

    However, last offseason Miami signed Detroit’s starting FB and he was supposed to start and Reagan was supposed to spend the year on the practice squad…until Reagan beat him out for the starting spot and they cut the other FB. So, I have faith in Reagan once they start the contact drills that he’ll show his excellence then.

  215. Garret July 26, 2008 10:20 pm

    This Texas A&M kicker is transferring to SMU. I remember this guy’s recruitment very well because he was an early commit to A&M (and I follow their recruiting because it affects Texas) and A&M told him that they needed him a year early due to their kicker situation…so he graduated from high school a year early! He actually played for A&M during what should have been his senior year in high school!

    Matt Szymanski asked to be released from his scholarship at A&M on June 6 from first-year head coach Mike Sherman, who granted it while wishing Szymanski well and thanking him for what he’d accomplished.

    Szymanski made national news when he graduated from A&M Consolidated in the summer of 2006 before his senior season, which allowed him to enroll in college a full school year early. The only other high school football player believed to have done that was former Southern Cal quarterback John David Booty.

    Szymanski was rated the nation’s best prep kicker heading into the 2006 season by Chris Sailor Kicking. He was 19 of 26 on field-goal attempts as a high school junior, opting not to use a kicking tee in order to prepare for college. He hit a 61-yard field goal in the Class 5A Division I state semifinals against Euless Trinity, which was the longest field goal in 5A playoff history in Texas.

    The younger Szymanski will work with veteran special teams coach Frank Gansz at SMU. Gansz spent 24 years as a coach in the NFL and is regarded as one of the league’s all-time best special teams instructors.

  216. Garret July 26, 2008 10:33 pm

    Since it appears that everyone went to sleep and I for some reason haven’t yet, I guess I’ll post one free play link.

    Some granite countertops contain so much uranium that its radioactivity level exceeds safety standards. Apparently granite countertops are not tested for radioactivity before being sold, so having that level of radioactivity around for a long period of time could raise a concern.

  217. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 26, 2008 10:36 pm

    whoa! Good thing I have tile countertops!

  218. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 26, 2008 10:39 pm


    WR Davone Bess caught everything with his hands and made two of the better catches in the morning practice.”

  219. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 26, 2008 10:41 pm

    “Welcome back to Chicago Bears Training Camp highlights. Yesterday was the second day of training camp for the Bears and again no sign of Devin Hester.

    But, they brought in another wide receiver from Hawaii Ryan Grice-Mullen. They signed the undrafted free agent after they released FB J.D. Runnels.

    Ryan Grice-Mullen is 5’11” weighs about 183 and has a very slim chance of making the team, but he plays the slot and he could replace Devin Hester, if he never shows up again.

    Ryan Grice Mullen is a rookie that signed with the Texans as an undrafted free-agent but was cut after the mini-camps.

    I was a bit surprised that they didn’t keep him around for longer, I thought Grice-Mullen was the best WR on Hawaii’s team last year.

  220. gigi-hawaii © July 26, 2008 10:53 pm

    Could it have been RGM’s hamstring injury that sealed his doom? I wasn’t surprised when he was cut. I hope the Bears keep him.

  221. tom mui July 26, 2008 11:02 pm

    LIZK – thanks for picking up those items on Colt, Bess etc. Like to know what “our” guys are doing!

  222. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 26, 2008 11:08 pm

    Hi gigi, Hi Tom. Yep we’re all turning into little Garrets because there is just sooo much news out there about our grads!

    gigi- our guys are being “led” to the teams they need to be with. We know how good they are and they should be where their talents can make a difference.

    Still wondering where CJ is tho… and how his wife and little Kobe are doing!

  223. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 26, 2008 11:12 pm

    OK… gotta get some sleep.
    Nitey nite and Sweett Dreams!

  224. las vegas July 26, 2008 11:15 pm






  225. al July 26, 2008 11:18 pm

    hey thanks las vegas………..
    i didn’t know i could stand on my head.

  226. gigi-hawaii © July 26, 2008 11:21 pm

    hey, is this the post-dinner crew?

  227. las vegas July 26, 2008 11:21 pm

    Al san,
    watch out, the head might go flat!

    btw, my share of the choco blueberries was five pieces, total!

  228. gigi-hawaii © July 26, 2008 11:23 pm

    choco blueberries? never had those.

  229. gigi-hawaii © July 26, 2008 11:25 pm

    I guess they have to be refrigerated like choco strawberries.

  230. las vegas July 26, 2008 11:27 pm


    since you are Asian the correct term for you would be Mongoloid Morbidity not Polynesian Paralysis.

  231. gigi-hawaii © July 26, 2008 11:30 pm

    Strangely enough, the paralysis dissipated upon drinking a Beck’s. I immediately vacuumed the house and began and finished reading a book.

    Beck’s is the answer to all my problems.

  232. gigi-hawaii © July 26, 2008 11:33 pm

    just kidding. Beck’s certainly does strange things to a diet plan.

  233. las vegas July 26, 2008 11:35 pm

    My Paralysis is often brought on by copious doses of Rice, Gravy and Mac salad.
    When these terrible symptoms hit, only bed rest will cure.

  234. gigi-hawaii © July 26, 2008 11:36 pm

    But I DID vacuum and read a whole book this afternoon.

    There is something warm and comforting about sinking in a sea of words…

  235. al July 26, 2008 11:36 pm

    at least you got five.
    my favorite though is that macadamia puffed rice bars.

    gg….this is the night shift. and no need refrig.

  236. gigi-hawaii © July 26, 2008 11:38 pm

    Carbs make me lazy, too.

  237. gigi-hawaii © July 26, 2008 11:39 pm

    so just the 3 of us tonight? Any lurkers out there?

  238. las vegas July 26, 2008 11:39 pm

    I’ve found that a few Becks or like beverage changes the prescription of my glasses, for some reason most females start looking better.
    However some require at least a six pack before improving.

  239. gigi-hawaii © July 26, 2008 11:40 pm

    do the guys start looking better, too?

  240. las vegas July 26, 2008 11:46 pm

    well “I” definitely become better looking, and skinnier while consuming adult beverages, but return to my ugly, fat self in the morning.

  241. HiFlyer July 26, 2008 11:46 pm

    gigi – there’s only one way to find out.

  242. gigi-hawaii © July 26, 2008 11:47 pm

    “a few” Becks? How many is that?

    My limit is 2. Anymore than that and I get sick.

    You’re not fat and ugly.

  243. gigi-hawaii © July 26, 2008 11:50 pm

    There’s Hiflyer! Where’s Ralph?

  244. las vegas July 26, 2008 11:50 pm

    life is strange, when I get behind the wheel of my new car, I become Richard Petty or Mario Andretti or on certain days, Danica Patrick.
    Once out of the car, I become Chin Ho of Hawaii 5-0.

  245. las vegas July 26, 2008 11:53 pm

    we’ve never met
    If we had met, you would agree wholeheartedly with me.

  246. gigi-hawaii © July 26, 2008 11:54 pm

    LV, I bet you are the kind of guy who fixes every single dent in his car as soon as they appear. Hubby is that way.

    Me? My Hyundai still has a dent in the front passenger door from 2005!

  247. las vegas July 26, 2008 11:55 pm

    Al san,
    did you stay extra days?

  248. gigi-hawaii © July 26, 2008 11:55 pm

    LV, I have seen your pics on SteveM’s site. You are not fat and ugly!

    BTW, do you dye your hair?

    Your wife is very attractive.

  249. las vegas July 26, 2008 11:58 pm

    for the first two years, I am that lousy guy who takes up two spaces when parking, so I get no dents.
    After a couple of years, I don’t worry as much.

  250. las vegas July 27, 2008 12:02 am

    Thank you gigi,
    Whats left of my desperately clinging hair is it’s natural color.
    Mrs.LV IS attractive and beautiful and an all ’round nice person!

    Hi babe! you reading this?

  251. gigi-hawaii © July 27, 2008 12:03 am

    me, too. I have a few white strands, but don’t color my hair.

  252. gigi-hawaii © July 27, 2008 12:05 am

    I wish my Hyundai had a plastic body like hubby’s Saturn. His is dent-proof. A shopping cart could hit it and it wouldn’t dent the car.

  253. gigi-hawaii © July 27, 2008 12:07 am

    I would buy a Saturn but it doesn’t come in sub-compact sizes. I require sub-compact because my legs are short.

  254. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc July 27, 2008 12:08 am

    RE Upside down and backwards – I did a search using Upside Down and Backwards English Alphabet and got a huge number of hits, but I couldn’t find anything which told me how to write the code which would create the letters. All I could do is type in something in one bar and the words would appear upside and/or backwards in the bar below.

    In any case, probably the code will not be recognized by whatever program the HA blogs use – it doesn’t even recognize the underline.

    What am I supposed to do? Write something and copy and paste into Notepad and then into the Leave A Reply box? Or do I paste it directly here? Or do I create the alphabet and save it to use in writing a post which doesn’t seem very efficient since my mind doesn’t work upside down and/or bacwards very well.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Is anyone interested in raising $2,000 – for PIAA and to help reimburse BHF2’s generous underwriting of the JUGS repairs? If so, just say so here and I’ll post the proposal sometime next week.

    BHF2: Are you going to attend the UH Athletic Department fundraiser on Thursday evening?

    A-House: If you do not have my phone number, you can get it from Stephen or Wena. Since I go into town almost daily, we can meet there at your convenience.

    Off to bed – chores in the early morning before we go to a memorial service/tree planting & dedication at 2 pm.

    Have a wonderful Sunday everyone.

  255. las vegas July 27, 2008 12:08 am

    two words,

    bubble wrap

  256. las vegas July 27, 2008 12:13 am

    3am time for moi moi work day shift today

  257. gigi-hawaii © July 27, 2008 12:15 am

    Doc, why this sudden interest in typing upside down words? haha. Seems like too much work to me.

  258. gigi-hawaii © July 27, 2008 12:16 am

    nite, LV.

  259. al July 27, 2008 12:18 am

    lv….yah we stayed another two nights. left thurs 0230.
    our only cost was the money we left downstairs every night.

  260. las vegas July 27, 2008 12:18 am

    before I go to sleep,
    gigi, although I have never seen your legs and frankly the thought of seeing them up close scares me, they cannot be that short.
    besides I think Saturn has done away with the plastic body and returned to sheetmetal.

  261. las vegas July 27, 2008 12:21 am

    Al san,
    shoulda called
    Mrs LV was off Tue,Wed&THU nites

  262. las vegas July 27, 2008 12:22 am

    good nite all

  263. gigi-hawaii © July 27, 2008 12:22 am

    LV, no, the Ion and Vue still have plastic bodies, but the Aura does not. So it depends on the model.

  264. gigi-hawaii © July 27, 2008 12:24 am

    Anyway, I know what it is like to drive a compact. I have to sit too close to the steering wheel for my foot to touch the pedal.

    Sub-compacts are more comfy.

  265. Ralph July 27, 2008 3:07 am

    Gigi must have scared everyone away! nah, it’s been a long night waiting on the refreshing of each page….had a lot of problem going to LizK link to Colt’s article and back to the HA site, kept on loading without getting to the HA site. to frustrating so I gave up for quite awhile….

  266. las vegas July 27, 2008 3:50 am

    I’m awake, go to work in a few hours

  267. J July 27, 2008 3:56 am


    Here’s some reading for gigi

  268. wafan July 27, 2008 5:59 am

    Good morning everyone!

  269. Kekoa July 27, 2008 6:10 am

    G’day Tsaiko Village People!…Hey wafan (started to type waffle!) maybe ’cause I’m ono for some!

    So you are attending the K-call on the 16th?…WARNING Will Robins! wear ear plugs! Tsaiko ohana sing loud in a desperate need to be heard over each other.

  270. bighilofan2 July 27, 2008 6:18 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

    34 days, 30 minutes and counting!

    the tents, but we get em already.
    thanks for da offa.
    gonna check on da Thurs nite UHAD stuff.
    sounds like a plan, i tink. maybe i go meet vice chansallah Hafnah, give em 1 tutorial about proper prior planning prevents poor performance, get ready
    for plan B b4 plan A finish, expek da junk kine akshun
    so get prepared for ex party speed em up shifty kine
    muuvs. gotta get his legal beagle for get da paypah work on da ready go now. den we can get da dirt moved aroun and packed down an da field spray painted befo Oct pau.

    only 1 question i get: iz Murakami a good field, meaning if yu look at da edges, linings, seams, da bugga luuks good an meets da specs on da edges? if it does, dats guud to go. proper prior planning prevents poor performance. cuz one time i went dis house, and da bugga looked really good on da outside, but wen yu lean on da paint, had choke termites unda covah. no can make da field like dat.
    National powah baybee!


  271. wafan July 27, 2008 6:20 am

    Kekoa . . .

    Yes, I am planning to attend. I have to get my hearing tested anyhow so might as well get my ears sonically cleaned first. Bwah-ha-ha-ha-ha!

  272. wafan July 27, 2008 6:26 am

    bhf2 . . .

    Cheque sent earlier this week.

  273. Kekoa July 27, 2008 6:31 am

    Shout out to Stretch!…Mahalo for your generoristy. I thank you, the Kekoa Klan thanks you.

    Special recognition to UHfan808 who was recently elevated to Super Cheffess status for her “friggin awesome” homestyle Portuguese Bean Soup. Look for it on your favorite neighborhood grocery shelves (note that I said “look” – it may not actually be there).

    Jojo tell Jeje to throw out a challenge for the 1st Tsaiko T-gate PBS challenge. It would be interesting to see which of them would reign supreme in a blind ‘bean’ soup taste test. (Remember Rap’s Cracka test?)

  274. bighilofan2 July 27, 2008 6:31 am

    anodda buzy buzy, recognize BI hall ah fame today. peeps coming from Colo Cal Laupahoehoe Kau Kona 🙂 to recognize 14 community duu gooders who excelled in big isle sports &/or is/wuz a community sports leader ova da years. gotta go make like Pops Leahey, bulla. 😀

    hiho hiho. esme out!

  275. Pauoa Boy July 27, 2008 6:38 am

    Alojah Kakahiakaz…

    Re: Colt Brennan – Love how everyone is anticipating and critiqueing Colt’s every move. Colt doesn’t necessarily need alot of work throwing the ball, the work that Zorn wants him to get better at is his dropback footwork under center and movement in the pocket. Zorn has a different way he teaches this, so his focus for Colt is his technique basically. Love how he implements different drills using Madden Football like stuff. Like the throwing of the medicine balls at QB’s to simulate a pass rush, etc…very creative.

    Re: Davone Bess – Miami would be really stupid if they don’t have Bess on a roster spot. After reading all the blogs, articles, and practice films…seems to me like Davone has the best hands of all there receivers. He would make them and excellent slot receiver with those hands especially in third down situations where guys like Wes Welker excelled.

    Re: Ryan Grice-Mullens – Needs to get his hammy straight or else??? I believe he can make the Bears team…although I’d rather him be on a better team with a better QB. Grossman is garbage and don’t understand why he still starts in Chicago. Reminds me of Alex Smith on the 49ers, frikkin scrubs! Will be a battle though with Devon Hester back and Rashied Davis (WAC alum SJSU) switching to receiver.

    Re: Reagan Mauia – I believe he will be Miami’s starting FB again this season. With Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams running frequently, I think he is a better blocking FB than Grigsby. How often does Miami throw to the FB??? Besides they have to figure out there QB situation too which means more running to ease there QB in…

    Anybody heard any news on how Hercules Satele is doing in AZ?

  276. Kekoa July 27, 2008 6:45 am

    BHF2 ~ Da ‘Makaha’ Shark was spotted heading your way! Lucky for him because A-Sports was casting a mean fish hook yestaday! Not only dat!…she wen snag a bucket full of crabs too!

    Funny thing about it tho – she wen use her ‘lead’ foot foah step on one crab so hard, she wen broke her slippah! A-joe to da rescue wit one nodda slippah! Bwhahaha!

  277. Pauoa Boy July 27, 2008 6:49 am

    BHF2 – Check 1, Check 2, eh I got one check coming your way for JUGS 1 and JUGS 2 rehabilitation for reuse project. Should be in Hilo this coming week…

    Salas, Lane, Washington, Bain, Avery, Pollard, Pilares, Medeiros, R. Taylor, Lauduski, Flanagan, Nasca, Lofton, Linkner, Jasper, Ostrowski, Bell, Blount, Henry, Sione, Tinoco, and J. Taylor make sure you bruddahs is working with them JUGS fo get your hands ready. Even the Fab 4 dropped too many catchable balls during the season, so better start working and keep working them hands boys…au’ryte!

  278. Stretch July 27, 2008 6:52 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

  279. Kekoa July 27, 2008 6:52 am

    Howzit PB ~ Interesting take on our former warriors gearing up for NFL work. Yup…dey get plenny technique stuffs foah learn yet.

    Maybe Mei Ling can fill us in on Herc’s status in camp.

  280. Pauoa Boy July 27, 2008 7:03 am

    Howzit Uncle Kekoa – How’s things on the Wessai? Went beach all day yesterday ova hea and even the waves laddat no campare to home at least neva have any mako lurking in the watah fo bite me…

  281. Pauoa Boy July 27, 2008 7:04 am

    Sup Spongebob Stretchpants – Sorry haha watching Spongebob with the keeds right now…

  282. Stretch July 27, 2008 7:39 am

    PB – just as long as you don’t call me Stetchpants Barney

  283. MeiLing July 27, 2008 7:40 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka, gangees! Morning, ST!

    Beautiful sunny day in Arid-zona. Tropical storm Dolly provided two days of drenching thundershowers. Today’s AZ Cardinals practice is scheduled on the practice fields outside; they moved into the Skydome yesterday when we had uku rains. New turf in there, so it’ll be interesting to see it when they have an indoor scrimmage. Met some people from HI (Maui, I think) who were looking to meet Francisco, Satele, LaBoy & Letui at practice. Me, too!

  284. Pauoa Boy July 27, 2008 7:48 am

    Stretch – haha no worries

    MeiLing – Any updates so far on how our local boys/polys are doing in the Cardinals camp?

  285. MeiLing July 27, 2008 7:54 am

    Aloha, PB,

    I haven’t been to a practice yet. Going this afternoon. Hope I can catch all of the guys at this practice. I’m going to wear my UH Warriors football t-shirt, so I stand out. Let you guys know what’s up. The Cardinals are here for a month, so I’ll be catching more practices & scrimmages later.

  286. Pauoa Boy July 27, 2008 8:00 am

    Right on how’s the weather down there, blazing yet or what? I remember working in Yuma and was 115-120 degrees scorching hot on the flight line. Had to bring out buckets of water to throw the tools inside or else get blistahs from the frikkin heat. I like AZ but I dunno how you can handle…maybe Flagstaff not the bad though…

  287. gigi-hawaii © July 27, 2008 8:27 am


    Thanks for the link to the Korean Mama site. Funny.

  288. Pauoa Boy July 27, 2008 8:31 am

    Eh when we was talking about the slingbox when going overseas, anybody heard of the Hawaii IPTV where can watch Hawaii TV stations just like the slingbox? Found this after seeing if there was actually a slingbox with Hawaii TV, but I guess this is mo betta’…

  289. MeiLing July 27, 2008 8:38 am

    PB, I live in the mountains of AZ at 7,000 ft. elevation. It’s pretty cool up here; maybe a high of 83 today if it doesn’t rain. We get snow in the winter. I’m not a desert rat; don’t like the heat in Phoenix.

    Have you heard of this new site?

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