Thursday practice

After three days of only weight training and conditioning drills, the Warriors returned to the practice field this morning. A few notes:

• Right tackle Laupepa Letuli was wearing a brace  on his left knee. He did not practice. Letuli declined to comment on his condition. Head coach Greg McMackin said he expects Letuli to play in Wednesday’s road game against Louisiana Tech. Adrian Thomas and Kainoa LaCount took turns at right tackle.

• Defensive ends Fetaiagogo Fonoti and Paipai Falemalu resumed practicing today. Both will play against Louisiana Tech. Fonoti was suffering from a hyper-extended left kneecap. Falemalu had a high sprain of his right ankle.


• Defensive tackle Vaughn Meatoga (sprained right ankle) did not practice today.

• Wideout/returner Jovonte Taylor said an MRI did not show any damage to his sprained ankle. Taylor will begin practicing Saturday.

• UH spokesman Derek Inouchi said ESPN’s GameDay crew — Rece Davis, Lou Holtz and Mark May — will announce the UH-Louisiana Tech game.

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Summer lovin’ had me a blast … summer lovin’ happened so fast … I met a girl, crazy for me … met a boy, cute as can be …


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I forgot to post this pic of Lewis Walker last week:


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Happy birthday to hiflyer.


  1. expat September 24, 2009 6:30 am

    Back to work, back to work…

  2. Maverick September 24, 2009 6:31 am

    i’m back 2 work 2



  3. rog September 24, 2009 6:31 am

    Is Paipai, John and Vaugn practicing?

  4. Mr C September 24, 2009 6:32 am


  5. Mr C September 24, 2009 6:33 am


  6. Garret September 24, 2009 6:35 am

    It is nice that the Warriors have this half-bye week to rest and recover from the road trip and still get an extra practice before the game. Also, the mid-week game gives the Warriors much-needed extra time considering how long it takes to travel to Ruston.

  7. Garret September 24, 2009 6:36 am

    Considering how it tends to take longer to recover from games against smash-mouth teams, and how both La Tech and Fresno State will try to use power rushing games against UH, the half-bye weeks before and after the La Tech game might benefit the Warriors.

  8. mctruck September 24, 2009 6:39 am

    yeh!!!, top ten!!

  9. mctruck September 24, 2009 6:41 am

    I hate to say it, but…..both Fresno and Utah have at this point lousy qb’s.

  10. SAWARRIOR September 24, 2009 6:43 am


  11. bighilofan2 September 24, 2009 6:44 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere!

  12. mctruck September 24, 2009 6:44 am

    Cincinnati has a great QB, and to think that he came out of no where to claim the starting job and the success he;s having so far is tremendous.

  13. Bulla September 24, 2009 6:46 am

    Aloha to all Da Tsaikos around the world,

    whew, LA Tech, the road trip from ‘you know where’…..that’s a long trip to nowhwere……

  14. Slugger September 24, 2009 6:49 am

    Morning! Morning! Morning!

  15. Da Punchbowl Kid September 24, 2009 6:52 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂

    So who do y’all think has the tougher team, La Tech or UNLV?

    Either way, the Warriors gotta be ready to work hard down in da bayou. If the Warriors play error free, this will be a good one. Like the big boy sez, keep the ball off the carpet.

    The prospect of having Fonoti and Falemalu back is very exciting.

  16. Da Punchbowl Kid September 24, 2009 6:53 am

    Hey Slugger-
    Hows da ankle feeling?

  17. mctruck September 24, 2009 6:55 am

    I was reading in this mornings Dallas Moring News, about Joe Montana’s recent visit to SMU as a guest speaker and to find out that he does not think much of the spread offense….woooowzah!!! Montana feels that the NFL does not embrace the spread as opposed to the ol’under the center formation it’s had for the last hundred years, so to speak….oh, well??
    So, bottom line is that he pretty much discourages the shot gun, etc., he says while he was playing at SFO/49rs; they tried the shot gun and decided to junk it…coach Walsh didn’t think it would work for them.
    Which brings us to Miami’s use of the “wildcat?”…looks like they had a lot of success this past week against the Colts!!!, or was I just imagining things???

  18. mctruck September 24, 2009 7:00 am

    My, #17…..forgot to mention that Joe Montana said that one of the concerns bout the shot gun formation was that they were concerned about the ball from center sailing over the qb’s head..duhhh?,(practice makes perfect).

  19. chopsueyboy September 24, 2009 7:04 am

    top 20!

  20. whitey September 24, 2009 7:09 am

    good morning mctruck. interesting observation and statement by JM, but why is Peyton, Donovan, Tony R, Brett, etc in a spread or shotgun offense most of the time. under center is a dying breed like dinosaurs.

  21. Slugger September 24, 2009 7:09 am


    Hiya! I’m going to get a massage today. I’m not going to the house of pain until after some partying events. 🙂

    I wanted to get to practice this morning. Hmmmm… no rain in Manoa yet.


    The wildcat looked like it worked well for Miami in getting yards. I kept thinking that Alex Green might be able to do a lot in that type of play. But you still need the OL to part the Red Sea.

  22. bighilofan2 September 24, 2009 7:12 am

    found this about the upcoming fisticuffs in Ruston, La.

    Joe Aillet (pronounced eye-a) Stadium was named after former football coach Joe Aillet, who complied a 151-86-8 record and nine conference championships from 1940-66, is a member of the Louisiana Tech Athletic Hall of Fame and the National Football Foundation College Football Hall of Fame. In 1985, a Sky Box was added over the press box. Four years later the stadium itself was expended to the present capacity in order to join Division I-A. The first touchdown pass in the stadium was completed between Terry Bradshaw and Buster Herren as the Bulldogs went on to win the inaugural game against East Carolina.

    Joe Aillet Stadium has been home to Louisiana Tech football for the past 40 years and the Lady Techster soccer team since 2005.

    Bulldog football fans have watched legends such as Terry Bradshaw, Roger Carr, Fred Dean, Pat Tilley, Matt Dunigan, William Roaf, Troy Edwards and Tim Rattay all don the Tech Red and Blue.

    Opened in 1968 at a capacity of 23,000, Joe Aillet Stadium — which wasn’t given its current name until Nov. 11, 1972, when it was dedicated in honor of the former Tech coaching legend — has proven instrumental in some of the biggest wins in the program’s 100-plus year history.

    The facility was upgraded in 1985 when a luxury sky box was added to the press box and again in 1989, when an additional 7,600 seats were added, increasing the seating capacity to 30,600.

    In the summer of 2006 Joe Aillet Stadium received a new surface as Fieldturf Mono — which is considered the top of the line artificial turf — was installed by FieldTurf Tarkett. A totally new lighting system was also installed that same summer as the top-of-the-line television quality lights were installed, replacing the old system.

    The winning tradition Aillet established during his days of coaching at Louisiana Tech has continued as the Bulldogs have posted 10 perfect seasons in the facility’s history.

    Joe Aillet Stadium has proven to be a tough place for opposing teams to play for four decades. Over the course of the stadium’s history, Tech has dominated opponents as the 118-48-2 record indicates, a winning percentage of 70-percent. Since Tech moved up to Division I-A in 1989, the Bulldogs have registered a mark of 56-22 at Joe Aillet Stadium, a winning percentage of almost 72-percent.

    In that inaugural game against East Carolina at Joe Aillet Stadium, a young quarterback named Terry Bradshaw guided the Bulldogs to the victory as Tech fullback Buster Herren scored the first touchdown ever at the stadium on a two-yard run with 6:20 remaining in the second quarter. The first of many memorable moments for Tech fans in Ruston.

    On two different occasions over the past 40 years, Tech has registered streaks of 18 straight wins at Joe Aillet Stadium.

    One of the biggest individual matchups in the stadium’s history came on Sept. 5, 1998, when two future NFL quarterbacks squared off as Central Florida’s Daunte Culpepper led his team to a 64-30 win over Tech’s Tim Rattay and the Bulldogs. Culpepper (Oakland Raiders) passed for 370 yards and four scores while rushing for 69 yards and two more touchdowns while Rattay (Arizona Cardinals) passed for 524 yards and three touchdowns.

    The 2000 season saw a milestone reached at Joe Aillet Stadium as the Bulldogs under head coach Jack Bicknell recorded the 100th win in the facility’s history. True freshman quarterback Luke McCown tied an NCAA Division I freshman record by tossing six touchdowns in the milestone 48-14 victory over UL-Lafayette on Oct. 14, 2000.

    Joe Aillet Stadium hosted its first nationally televised game on Dec. 5, 2002, when ESPN came to town to produce Louisiana Tech’s game against Fresno State. Although Tech fell in the contest, it was another milestone for the program and the facility it has called home.

    The 2004 season opened with another nationally televised home game, as the Bulldogs defeated Nevada 38-21 Sept. 6 on ESPN2. This was just a preview of things to come during the season at Joe Aillet Stadium.

    Less than one month later, Tech fans were able to witness one of the greatest games in Joe Aillet Stadium history, as Louisiana Tech downed No. 17 Fresno State 28-21 on Oct. 2. Tech trailed 13-0 early in the second quarter before running back Ryan Moats and the Bulldog defense turned up their level of play. Moats rushed for 236 yards and four scores, including the game-winner with just under four minutes to play, which was set up by an interception deep in Fresno State territory.

    The win was sealed when Tramon Williams intercepted Paul Pinegar with less than 30 seconds remaining, starting a wild celebration that saw the goalposts in both end zones torn down.

    These games and many more are what have made Tech fans the real winners over the years.

    Following the installation of the new FieldTurf surface, Tech soccer moved into the stadium permanently beginning with the 2006 season. The Lady Techsters boast an overall record of 9-9-3 through the 2007 season in games played at the stadium.

    Joe Aillet Stadium Facts

    Capacity: 30,600
    Playing Surface: FieldTurf
    Lighting: Eight banks of lights with 1,500-watt metal halite bulbs in the middle and incandescent bulbs on the outside of each set suspended on poles 150 feet above the field’s surface.
    Scoreboards: Two computerized scoreboards complete with message centers located in both the north and south end zones.
    Press Box: A three-level structure with 67 seats on two seating platforms for the print media on the lower level, and eight radio/scouting booths and camera deck on the second level. Facility includes concessions service and lavatories. Levels one and two are served by a private elevator.
    Skybox: Located on the third level of the press box, it features plush theater-type seating for more than 200 fans. Fully air-conditioned and heated, it is accessible by private elevator. Has two kitchen areas and lavatories. Guests are provided parking downstairs and are served a delicious catered meal.

    Source: Louisiana Tech University Sports Information Office

    wish I could go. they gonna give us a good fight. but our coaches and Warriors showed me at UNLV that they can handle.

    Hawaii by 10, 34-24.

    Go Warriors!

  23. whitey September 24, 2009 7:13 am

    imho, the major reason why JM and the nfl thinks under center is because most of the nfl coaches in his days did not play in a spread offense and their knowledge is very minimal. that was one of the major reason why coach mouse was ahead of his time.

  24. whitey September 24, 2009 7:17 am

    since coach Landry introduced the “shotgun” to Dallas, that has been their trademark offense.

  25. whitey September 24, 2009 7:18 am

    and one last thing, JM is my favorite nfl player and i treasure my autographed photo of him.

  26. bighilofan2 September 24, 2009 7:18 am


    good morning. remember your job:


    pretty please. :mrgreen:

  27. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! September 24, 2009 7:19 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Joe Montana was the man of HIS TIME ( and my all-time fave QB so far).

    Times change.

  28. bighilofan2 September 24, 2009 7:20 am

    Joe Montana was my favorite nfl player. plus he went da catlick school. then he wen dis my cousin’s cousin’s best friend forever’s friend’s neighbor from Honokaa. been all downhill since den. 😉

  29. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! September 24, 2009 7:22 am

    mctruck- I’ve been reading some history of the Redskins. Back in the day, a forward pass was viewed like a punt. You only threw the ball if you couldn’t RUN it, like real men…

    Slingin’ Sammy and his team changed a lot of things in modern football.

  30. bighilofan2 September 24, 2009 7:22 am

    hiya LizK.
    have a great day, and keep smiling!

    well, gotta follow da example and go work.

    hi ho hi ho.

    esme wooooshhh.

  31. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! September 24, 2009 7:25 am

    alnbama- looks like you are going to have some Tsai-ko COMPANY! Woo Hoo!

    Hi Ho.

    Mokihana Festival Kahiko Competition tonight. I’m going to go cheer for the artist formerly known as Ukuleleboi….


  32. oldie September 24, 2009 7:25 am

    Tom Mui,

    I just saw your post from last night. Sorry I couldn’t deliver better results.

    By the way, I have faithfully been voting for the books for Hawaii. I hope everyone else is voting on a daily basis.

  33. bighilofan2 September 24, 2009 7:26 am

    met this guy Alan Wong at Hilo Airport on my way back home. He was wearing a Redskins #7. He gave Susan a photo autographed by Colt.
    Told us he served in Grenada and da Gulf. He was proud of wearing the burgundy of America’s team, the capitol’s team. gave me chicken skin listening to him go off like dat. da 2 ah dem was bonding big time. 😀
    mention Redskins and Susan stops whateva she doin….

  34. NYUH September 24, 2009 7:26 am

    On the road to LT on national TV on a Wed. What could be a better challenge? If the defense can pull this off it will be a historic achievement!

    Upane Kaupane!

  35. djmitcho September 24, 2009 7:27 am

    Good Morning All! Hope everyone has a great day. Bulla, great video on FB.
    UH 24 LaTech 21

  36. RichfromOC September 24, 2009 7:38 am

    UH – 35
    LT – 21

  37. FloridaTed September 24, 2009 7:51 am

    Good morning/afternoon, Tsaiko-gang.

    Hi, Liz, Received your CD, Mahalo Nui Loa, muchas gracias, merci, Danke Schoen.

  38. Maverick September 24, 2009 7:56 am

    QB Pike & Cincinatti offense is resembling Hawaii’s R & S. It’s working.

    The wilcat offense is meant for good yardage. It worked well for Miami, only because of the RB that has past QB skills.
    If Greg Alexander is left in the play, then goes wide into motion to spread the DB, shouldn’t he be a part of that play as receiver?
    Do the coaches have any intentions for this? If not, replace GA with a back/receiver and enhance the odds for options.

  39. FloridaTed September 24, 2009 8:02 am

    Which LaTech team will the Warriors face in Ruston?

    Their disappointment, sofar, must be quite tangible.

    Like most WAC teams, they have a Jeckill and Hyde personality, so it’s hard to tell what we’re facing.

    On the other hand, they’ll always get up for Hawaii in Ruston and we’re better be prepared for a dog fight.

    We shore up our run defense and red-zone prowess, we should take this one, but either way, it will be a real fight.

  40. Pomai September 24, 2009 8:02 am

    UH vs La Tech
    24    –    14    99club
    24    –    21    djmitcho
    31    –    17    labrat
    34    –    24    Bighilofan2
    34    –    31    plenty chikara
    35    –    10    jm2375
    35    –    14    Da Punchbowl Kid
    35    –    21    LizKauai
    35    –    21    RichfromOC X
    35    –    28    Pomai
    38    –    35    HiFlyer
    42    –    24    Kazz
    42    –    31    Glenn
    44    –    28    jojo
    48    –    21    TChahng
    56    –    14    d1shima
    63    –    12    homey

  41. J-Dog September 24, 2009 8:27 am

    UH: 35
    LTU: 31

  42. Kekoa September 24, 2009 8:48 am

    I’m sticking to my 56 – 17 score, Pomai. Catching up on a stack of stuff.

    Mostly wondering what the game plan for La Tech will be. I few new wrinkles in the offense would upset their game film of our past 3 outings.

    Shoring up our ailing defense with some healthy Warriors would be just what we need. Gotta go, bbl…

  43. tom September 24, 2009 9:22 am


    LT – 14

  44. tom September 24, 2009 9:28 am


    BOOKS for our KEIKIS – Help Win 50,000 books for Hawaii’s kids
    vote here:

  45. AZWARRIOR22 September 24, 2009 9:31 am

    Call out to Big Hilo.

    UH 45
    LT 20

  46. J-Dog September 24, 2009 9:52 am

    who is Jasmine Trias?


  47. chopsueyboy September 24, 2009 10:17 am

    UH 38 – LT – 28

  48. Committed Road Warrior September 24, 2009 10:25 am


    UH 27 – LT 24

  49. Shannon September 24, 2009 10:32 am

    RE: Joe Montana – He will forever be stuck in his ways as an “under center” QB. Just as he was criticized for being a short to mid range, swing pass dump QB, he will be critical of gunslingers taking snaps from shotgun. He and Bradshaw aren’t too fond of eachother, thats no secret. I wonder if he knows his beloved Coach Walsh actually gave JJ the idea to bring the trips side receivers in closer, instead of spreading them out so wide, in order to confuse the coverage more by not allowing the DB’s space to isolate for 1-1 coverage? Fact of the matter is, in Football, innovation is key. the “Wildcat Offense” phenomenon is nothing new to College Football, just NFL. Why? Because 90% of NFL offenses are cookie-cutter, black & white boring.


  50. Jack Flash September 24, 2009 10:37 am

    UH 45 – LT 38. Shootout!

  51. Shannon September 24, 2009 10:38 am

    Just in case you don’t know what the Swinging Gate is:

    You mostly see it in PAT’s nowadays but no one has the ala’s to actually run anything out of it…

  52. koakane™ September 24, 2009 10:38 am

    howzit tsaiko country and warrior fans

    morning to all. good to feel the rain and some trades. you think seattle and las vegas was warm. 808 humidity takes it hands down.

    pomai UH 31 LaTec 21

    welcome home gangies assume the last stragglers are back by now so rest up its 9 days till another UH game and 19 more day till tgate whahoooooooo.

  53. Jack Flash September 24, 2009 10:40 am

    I could not agree more. Watching the NFL games lately puts me to sleep most times. How pathetic was Miami’s last drive on monday night? These guys are pro players? High schools out here run better 2 minute offenses.

  54. Shannon September 24, 2009 10:42 am

    Oh yeah and:

    UH – 38
    LT – 34

  55. Shannon September 24, 2009 10:45 am

    I only heard the MNF on the radio (long drive back to NorCal from Vegas) but it sounded like a VERY poor choice of plays… almost like…Ah-hem…Hawaii’s final drive last Saturday… (sigh)

  56. Stretch September 24, 2009 10:46 am

    Howzit Tsaikos!!

    I usually don’t like asking for stuff from the Tsaikos but this is something that is important to me. On October 18, the Susan G Komen foundation is holding the Hawaii Race for the Cure. My mom is a breast cancer survivor and usually participates in this walk but will be on a trip. I will be taking her place and joining the HawaiiMoms team for the 5K walk. If anyone wants to join me and the Moms, please join their team. If not, I humbly ask that you make any donation. Attached is a link to my page.

  57. rog September 24, 2009 10:57 am

    Great news about Paipai and John! How did they look today?

  58. rog September 24, 2009 10:58 am

    Was Meatoga practicing today or is he sitting out with the ankle injury?

  59. Jack Flash September 24, 2009 11:02 am

    Wow- we’re getting espn’s 1st string announcers huh? Let’s give ’em a good show Warriors!

  60. Stephen Tsai September 24, 2009 11:05 am

    Meatoga did not practice today.

  61. 2 minutes September 24, 2009 11:06 am

    Jack Flash & Shannon – right on …..

    “Jack Flash:
    September 24th, 2009 at 10:40 am
    I could not agree more. Watching the NFL games lately puts me to sleep most times. How pathetic was Miami’s last drive on monday night? These guys are pro players? High schools out here run better 2 minute offenses.”

    September 24th, 2009 at 10:45 am
    I only heard the MNF on the radio (long drive back to NorCal from Vegas) but it sounded like a VERY poor choice of plays… almost like…Ah-hem…Hawaii’s final drive last Saturday… (sigh)”

  62. LizKauai (WARRIORS- IMUA!) September 24, 2009 11:13 am

    #56 – done.

    Hi ST!

  63. LizKauai (WARRIORS- IMUA!) September 24, 2009 11:14 am

    Shannon- thanks for the comments.

    FloridaTed- ok, good!


  64. C rM September 24, 2009 11:19 am

    Sorry guys LaTech hungry.
    LaTech 28 UH 21

  65. Stretch September 24, 2009 11:24 am

    C rM:
    September 24th, 2009 at 11:19 am
    Sorry guys LaTech hungry.
    LaTech 28 UH 21


    Liz – thanks

  66. niho mano September 24, 2009 11:32 am

    uh: 42 and la tec:21 and what ever happened to chizzy demude is he hurt???

  67. Kazz (SEVEN more for Coach Shoji) September 24, 2009 11:33 am


    I don’t like that “no comment” feel regarding Pepa’s knee… 😯

    However, maybe more of the concern lies with Meatoga’s ankle as well as Pai Pai’s injury. Not sure where Fonoti’s knee is at this time, but I think we can all agree Pai Pai returning would be more realistic considering the deadline.

  68. (Jesse) James September 24, 2009 11:34 am

    Good morning Tsaikos….whew..still recovering from LV…you guys are crazy.

    Happy B-Day Hiflyer…someone pass him the mic…

    Oops…Stretch…#56…is Es part of that team because I donated to her. I can donate to your stuff too. E-mail me because I want to write a check and not use a CC for the donation.

  69. C rM September 24, 2009 11:51 am

    Common u know its true.

  70. C rM September 24, 2009 12:11 pm

    My vegas connections told me.
    Let’s say LaTech 35 UH 31.

  71. July Jones September 24, 2009 12:20 pm

    Are any of the UH Coaches going to attend the Oceanside vs. LB Poly game?
    Oceanside already has 5 players commited to D-1 schools. Someone should definately be in attendance

  72. Diogenes Sinope September 24, 2009 12:29 pm

    SHANNON: I grew up with the single-wing myself.

  73. chawan_cut September 24, 2009 12:43 pm

    imagine if the local sportscasters did Grease.
    who’d play who?

  74. Mrs. A-House September 24, 2009 12:48 pm

    Aloha Everybody!

    Like Kekoa, just catching up on resuming life in paradise…only I’ve been home 3 days earlier so what’s my excuse. Spending 5+ hours picking lint out of a laundry batch of black sweaters/tshirts/jackets is a real p _ _ _. We’ve taken a vow to check ALL pockets in EVERY jeans/shorts/jackets before loading washer. Thanks for allowing me to vent.

    It’s great to be home again. Despite the loss at UNLV, I can’t say enough good things about our Warrior football team. They stayed the course, kept the focus and maintained their mantra to do their best on this business trip. To every one of the Warrior football players, my heartfelt mahalo…for a job well done and continue to focus on doing your best…one game at a time…(praise well earned from Auntie A-House).

    To my pal HawaiianBod –

    Get well soon, my buddy. Koakane delivered your “message” to me in Seattle. I was very touched that you had made this special request via KK. Love and best wishes for a speedy recovery.

    To my new Tsaiko friends whom I met for the first time –
    Expat & family
    BNS, Joanne, Suz
    losthawaiian & gang

    I send you greetings and hope that we will meet again soon.

    Brew808 –

    What more can I say…your mystique endures. I must admit that my heart leaped when A-House announced that “Brew is here!” when you arrived at Cici’s. I gazed long and hard at your adorable face, and it is etched in my memory…no need any pictures of you. So what if you won’t even divulge your name to me…I can live with dat. Don’t ask me how old I am or how much I weigh…I can play the mystique game too. Nah, j/k.

    Stephen Tsai –

    I spelled out your entire name because I want you to pay attention to this message…what happens in Vegas STAYS in Vegas. You lovable bugger, you…to show there are no hard feelings, be prepared for an open-mouthed wet kiss (on your cheek, of course) with my gold-front toothed set of choppers.

    To the Pilares Ohana –

    It was really great to meet/talk story with you all…Mom, Dad, Auntie C and Uncle B. You guys are a riot! I’m so happy that with your picture posted on this blog, you have joined the ranks of the rich ($$$ and/or friends) and famous. Kealoha is fortunate to have a loving ohana that provides him with continuous support. Kealoha, continued success to you!

    Alnbama –

    It was special to greet you at the UNLV stadium. Thanks for making the effort to come over to our section, not to mention the long trek to join us at the game. Our offer still stands. Do you have both books, the Perfect Season and JJ’s A Story of Faith, Hope and Redemption? Both are “must-haves”. Mahalo for representing Tsaikos at the LaTech game.

    Las Vegas and Rich 2176 –

    Last but not least, these two Tsaikos richly deserve a standing ovation, kudos and shoutouts for the time and effort each put into assuring that all Tsaikos attending the UNLV game enjoyed every part of their experience. On behalf of each and every one of the 220+ Tsaikos who attended in part, the Kiku Hana karaoke dinner, the Cici’s lunch, the pleasant bus ride and cheering wildly together, reveling and the comraderie at Sam Boyd’s Stadium…a sincere and heartfelt MAHALO NUI LOA! dear friends.

  75. al September 24, 2009 12:50 pm

    i had a bird with a single wing
    and a model airplane…

  76. al September 24, 2009 12:54 pm

    chawan at #73.

    well, none could play the part of olivia n-j
    john travolta>?? robert, rob, mike cherry….not.
    okay, robert can sing…that’s a start.

    btw, what brings this on?????

  77. Mrs. A-House September 24, 2009 12:54 pm

    Oops! Forgot one name on my list of new friends…

    Hi there – Chopsueyboy!

    Midori was excited to hear where your new business is located. She would like to drop in to see your establishment really soon. Continued success to you.

  78. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc September 24, 2009 12:56 pm

    Stretch – What time is the Race and where is it being held. I went to the website and clicked on the home page, but there was no information about time or location.

  79. Maverick September 24, 2009 12:57 pm

    Awesome to hear about the ESPN announcers crew. Holtz, May, and Davis are the top trio.

    I was hoping Terry Bradshaw would sneak in there for a quickie.

    Can’t wait till next Wednesday Night Football!!!!

  80. Committed Road Warrior September 24, 2009 1:01 pm

    Finally got my Internet hooked up here. Later tonight I’ll go through the other blog postings I missed during my 2 1/2 day drive cross-country to Virginia.

    One of the (only) pluses about Verizon DSL is that ESPN360 is included, so I’ll get to watch the UH-La Tech game from my computer since I won’t be getting cable TV out here. Why pay $70/month for Comcast when I catch ~40 channels with a simple set of rabbit-ear antenna?

    Other than that, I wouldn’t have spent all afternoon assembling cheap Ikea furniture if the instructions were just a little more clearer. Because their instruction booklet doesn’t have any words (only pictures), what they neglect to tell you when assembling one of their computer desks is that you have to put a screw THROUGH the laminate portion of the wood.

    If that was the case, why don’t they provide a power drill? I don’t like busting my knuckles for that.

  81. cavewarrior September 24, 2009 1:01 pm

    I won’t expect any complementary comments from Mark May…we run a system here!…and it’s kinda imaginary

    GO Warriors!!!

  82. BIGWAVE96744 September 24, 2009 1:02 pm

    pomai uh 41 – latech 38
    after the game the boys rush mid field and unveils the haka for coach doooley

  83. d1島 September 24, 2009 1:08 pm

    Letuli in a knee brace doesn’t sound good. Just heard Coach Shaw saying he was the most improved OL so far this season. 🙁
    Hope all the players are in the last stages of healing up; gonna need all hands to pull this one off.

  84. d1島 September 24, 2009 1:11 pm

    I’m in just as long as someone takes video of Stretch doing the warm-up aerobics at 6 am! 😆

  85. d1島 September 24, 2009 1:13 pm


    Race Day Schedule

    Sunday, October 18, 2009

    4:00AM Volunteer Check In
    5:00 to 6:00AM Race Day Registration
    5:00 to 6:00AM Packet Pick Up Kapi’olani Park
    6:00AM Welcome/Aerobic Warm Up
    7:00AM START 5K Run/Walk
    7:15AM START One Mile Fun Walk
    8:00AM Awards Ceremony/Entertainment/Expo
    8:15AM Survivor Recognition & Photo at Bandstand

  86. SojuNTaegu September 24, 2009 1:20 pm


    38 – 31 UH!!!!!

  87. Stretch September 24, 2009 1:25 pm

    d1 – it’s not too bad. at least it ISN’T the morning after a home game. Just need to wake up like it’s another work day.

    Thanks to those who have already donated. I really appreciate it and it does go to a good cause.

  88. Garret September 24, 2009 1:29 pm

    It sure has paid off for BSU to schedule MAC teams. BSU has gotten 5 home games for just 2 road games…a really nice ratio that really cannot be gotten from any other D-IA conference.

    On Saturday, the Broncos will make the first of just two appearances at MAC stadiums during an eight-year run of scheduled Boise State-MAC showdowns.

    In exchange, the Broncos have received five home games against MAC teams — and that’s just the start. The Broncos have used the holes created by last-minute MAC changes to land a four-year contract with Utah, a two-year contract with Southern Miss and a one-year, $1.25 million contract to play Virginia Tech.

    “It’s been a good scheduling opportunity for Boise State,” athletic director Gene Bleymaier said.

  89. Garret September 24, 2009 1:31 pm

    I hope that Letuli and Meatoga recover from their injuries soon!

    Good news about both Paipai and Fonoti returning to practice and being cleared for La Tech. UH will need to rotate all of their DEs to counter the physical running game La Tech will try.

  90. (Jesse) James September 24, 2009 1:35 pm

    Hmmmm…some news both good and not so good regarding injuries of UH players. Dang. Hope everyone heals fast. Going to be rough the next few outings.

    ST, or anybody, I’ve been soooo busy at work prior to the UNLV game preparing for my trip to LV that I wasn’t able to get on the blog as much. Whatever happened to George Daly Lyles? Did he redshirt???

  91. wafan September 24, 2009 1:36 pm

    Checked my schedule for next week. I have meetings every evening/night except Wednesday!!!


  92. olopap September 24, 2009 1:36 pm

    yo stephen, lose weight now ask me how.

  93. wafan September 24, 2009 1:47 pm

    chopsueyboy . . .

    Thank you so much!!!

  94. losthawaiian September 24, 2009 1:49 pm

    A-house, My son-in-law thanks you for the book. He’s a mizzou Tiger fan but I’ve converted him to Hawaii here on the west coast.

    Check out this article, perhaps a future warrior??

  95. al September 24, 2009 2:00 pm

    happy birthday hiflyer!

    now you won’t need your fake i.d. card at genji’s.

  96. Da Punchbowl Kid September 24, 2009 2:05 pm

    Here’s wishing you a “Hiflying” birthday, sir! 😉

  97. wafan September 24, 2009 2:07 pm

    Happy birthday to hiflyer! Celebrate heartily!

  98. chawan_cut September 24, 2009 2:08 pm

    the pic up top on the bleachers.

  99. d1島 September 24, 2009 2:10 pm


    Happy Birthday HiFlyer!

  100. wafan September 24, 2009 2:11 pm

    A few days ago I mentioned the bikini clad barristas in Everett. They are accused, now, of prostitution.

    I guess they were really into servicing their customers.

  101. d1島 September 24, 2009 2:11 pm


    It’s not the hour of the day; it’s the activity involved.


  102. d1島 September 24, 2009 2:13 pm


    Cream with your coffee? 😈

  103. wafan September 24, 2009 2:14 pm

    I do not have MC/Visa. Is there a way to print a copy of the donation form to mail a cheque?

    Would Stretch be willing to shave his head if he doubled his goal of $250?

  104. d1島 September 24, 2009 2:15 pm

    O well, O well, O well, O well.
    Tell me more, tell me more…

  105. wafan September 24, 2009 2:16 pm

    d1 . . .

    I do not even want to know about half-n-half.

  106. wafan September 24, 2009 2:18 pm

    CRW . . .

    Good luck in DC! That is an exciting city — one of my favorites.

  107. Stretch September 24, 2009 2:20 pm

    blockquote> wafan:
    September 24th, 2009 at 2:14 pm
    Would Stretch be willing to shave his head if he doubled his goal of $250? ummmm, NO!! I am almost already there. Amazing!! Thanks everyone

  108. Stretch September 24, 2009 2:22 pm

    September 24th, 2009 at 2:14 pm
    Would Stretch be willing to shave his head if he doubled his goal of $250?

    ummmm, NO!! I am almost already there. Amazing!! Thanks everyone

  109. Stretch September 24, 2009 2:23 pm

    wafan – you can mail me a check and I will put on my CC

  110. wafan September 24, 2009 2:32 pm

    Stretch . . .

    Left a message.

    But, if you would e-mail me your mailing address the cheque will be in the mail tomorrow.


  111. chopsueyboy September 24, 2009 2:34 pm


    Mrs A-house
    thanks for remembering me
    should we organize a Tsai-kos gathering here?

  112. (Jesse) James September 24, 2009 2:35 pm

    Mr. A-House…why don’t we meet up in the morning some time next week so I can give you the disks. Let me know what time is best for you. E-mail me at

  113. chopsueyboy September 24, 2009 2:42 pm

    Mrs A-House
    azngamer808 should be coming home in a couple of weeks
    and plans on going to the Fresno State game

    he thought it was pretty cool meeting the Tsaikos at
    Snowqualmie Casino’s buffet after UH’s victory over WSU

    small world that he was classmates with Wafan’s relative from
    K – 12 at Iolani and also at U W

  114. SteveM September 24, 2009 2:46 pm

    [THURSDAY – DAY 4. Port of Topolobampo in the Sea of Cortez
    1855 MDT]

    Good afternoon everyone, especially fellow Tsai-ko Cruisers!

    Docked at Topolobampo, Mexico at 0500 MDT this morning. I suppose the early arrival is to allow people going on the Copper Canyon train ride (18 hours, $425.99) time to get back before we sail at 0100 for our next port.

    The port has only one pier and only 3/4 the ship fits, but it is very scenic with what looks like rivers converging here between low hills. Many small islands connected by manmade roads. The shore excursions were few and too pricey for me so we chartered a cab who took us through Topolobampo to Los Mochis around 20 miles away…big city (even had a Home Depot, KFC, and Burger King 😐 ). Stopped at Mavari Beach for a pix on that Sea of Cortez beach.

    Back to a snapshot of shipboard life: being a port day, there are fewer daytime activities on board ship. Cruise Director staff activities today include Wii table tennis and bowling, golf putting, karaoke, and 1 trivia contest (no arts & craft, bingo, or game show today). But the Cruise Director has noticed the 4-6 tables of Mah Jong going all day on the pool bar tables and has designated a “Mah Jong Tournament with your fellow Guests” at 1100 and 1400 in the card room. Hope the Casino Manager doesn’t come over wanting a piece of the action. 😆

    Tonight’s professional theater performance is the Antonio Ramirez Mexican Folkloric Festival Show. The Cruise Director’s Latin Fiesta dance party follows at 2230 on the pool deck.

    For the alcoholic beverage crowd the 0800-1100 Happy Hour specials are same as yesterday in the ship’s 11 bars. No NCL-“U ” drinking courses today.

    Next port: Pichillingue/La Paz. ETA 0800 Friday

    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
    The listing of known Tsai-ko cruisers is at:

  115. al September 24, 2009 2:47 pm

    j/j… response to your earlier post.

    just mail it to me.

  116. (Jesse) James September 24, 2009 2:49 pm

    al…okie dokie

  117. Stretch September 24, 2009 2:50 pm

    In case anyone was planning to go to the San Jose game, tomorrow is the deadline to submit order forms for tickets through UH.

  118. al September 24, 2009 2:54 pm


    September 24th, 2009 at 2:08 pm
    the pic up top on the bleachers.

    ummm. huh???

  119. Stephen Tsai September 24, 2009 3:07 pm

    I know the photos now get crunched, so just so you know, the bleacher folks are Kanoa, DeMello, Channel 9 camera dude and Liz Chun.

  120. al September 24, 2009 3:09 pm

    at first, i could only recognize rob through the cataracts.

  121. al September 24, 2009 3:11 pm

    so stretch is over the top of his original goal, in fact nearly tripling.
    i wonder if he would shave his head shoud he get to 1000???

  122. Slugger September 24, 2009 3:19 pm

    Happy Birthday, HiFlyer!!!


    I don’t think I’m going to al’s house of pain. My masseuse figured out I probably sprained my ankle & it’s mainly a soft tissue injury. I’ll keep your sensei in mind though if I need major readjustment. Mahalo.

    Is there practice tomorrow?

  123. Slugger September 24, 2009 3:28 pm

    Hope everyone gets well soon and the D-line is back to full strength.


    I need to get you my ticket for the Fresno St. game. Get in touch.

    MsLiz will need to get picked up at the airport during the tailgate on the 10th. I’m going to be at my HS reunion. Mahalo!

  124. Pomai September 24, 2009 3:46 pm

    UH vs La Tech
    21    –    28    C rM
    24    –    14    99club
    24    –    21    djmitcho
    27    –    14    tom
    27    –    24    Committed Road Warrior
    31    –    17    labrat
    31    –    21    koakane
    34    –    24    Bighilofan2
    34    –    31    plenty chikara
    35    –    10    jm2375
    35    –    14    Da Punchbowl Kid
    35    –    21    LizKauai
    35    –    21    RichfromOC X
    35    –    28    Pomai
    35    –    31    J-Dog
    38    –    28    chopsueyboy
    38    –    31    SojunNTaegu
    38    –    34    Shannon
    38    –    35    HiFlyer
    41    –    38    BIGWAVE96744
    42    –    21    niho mano
    42    –    24    Kazz
    42    –    31    Glenn
    44    –    28    jojo
    45    –    20    AZWARRIOR22
    45    –    38    Jack Flash
    48    –    21    TChahng
    56    –    14    d1shima
    56    –    17    Kekoa
    63    –    12    homey

  125. wafan September 24, 2009 3:53 pm

    Pomai . . .

    28 – 27 Us, naturally.

  126. SailorBlue September 24, 2009 3:55 pm


    UH 37 – LaT 27 please.


  127. Garret September 24, 2009 4:02 pm

    Hypothetical question: What do you do if you find an interview with a blog-friendly former Warrior that is not good for UH’s program…do you post it or hope nobody finds it? Some people get very upset when people post criticisms here…what if that criticism comes from a former player?

  128. Garret September 24, 2009 4:04 pm

    It is amazing that they have thrown 10 passes in Bess’ direction and he’s caught all 10! This is against NFL defenses with a QB who has a much lower success rate throwing to other WRs.

    WR Davone Bess, Miami Dolphins: What I find interesting about Bess: 10 targets and 10 receptions! He catches whatever comes his way.

  129. HiFlyer September 24, 2009 4:18 pm

    Thanks to all for the Bday wishes, enjoying a day off from work.

    Slugger check your email.

  130. madeinhawaii September 24, 2009 4:43 pm

    Nooners Tsaikos!!

    BOOKS for our KEIKIS – Help Win 50,000 books for Hawaii’s kids
    vote here:

    ALSO, VOTE for Greg Alexander, let’s show our support and keep moving him up the list … and build a reputation of fostering great quarterbacks!

  131. Dirty Commish September 24, 2009 4:54 pm

    Thanks for the book vote reminder! Did my duty today. Hawaii No Ka Oi. Out of curiosity I wondered who was last on the list and noticed Vermont at 51…

    51??? What the heck???

    Then I realized that they counted D.C. on the list and that my 8th grade geography is still relevant today. *WHEW* that was a close one.

  132. Kazz (blkberry_storm) September 24, 2009 4:56 pm

    Here at Manoa and already Bob Coolen got his Wahine workin out on Ching Field. A lot of speed and quickness stuff.

    Well I’m pretty far away, but looks like the softball team.

  133. Kazz (blkberry_storm) September 24, 2009 5:00 pm

    Yup… Its the softball team for sure.

    Saw Coach Coolen point out a paper cup astray on the track and he walked over to pick it up.

  134. Kekoa September 24, 2009 5:04 pm

    Hi-Flyer ~ Best wishes for a speedy recovery from your Birthday Bash!…What? There was no bash?…Come by this weekend, we bash you at my house! Nah! j/k. I know you stopping by. We’ll toast to you then my friend.

  135. Kazz (blkberry_storm) September 24, 2009 5:22 pm


    For sure the Wahine basketball team started practice too. Passed by gym 2.

    Damn… two hours is a lot of time to kill….

  136. Kekoa September 24, 2009 5:23 pm

    LostHawaiian ~ We need to look ahead for the next Vegas fb game in 2011. If we both combine our resources and reserve the Suites at WorldMark, we could throw one heck of a Luau ovah dere! Contact me at kekoa22 at aol dot com Let’s see what we can do about providing some affordable rooms for the Traveling Tsaiko’s.

    Those who stayed there this year were very happy with their units, and have indicated that they wouldn’t mind staying there again.

  137. Kazz (blkberry_storm) September 24, 2009 5:26 pm


    How hard is it to raise a flag?

    The H flag is upside down. 🙄

  138. Diogenes Sinope September 24, 2009 5:33 pm

    I’ll make (another) contribution to match my initial amount if Stretch does shave his head!

  139. Kazz (blkberry_storm) September 24, 2009 5:40 pm


    I sent you an email to your gmail account.

  140. UKU@LA September 24, 2009 5:52 pm

    Warriors, do your JOB!
    Aloha everyone! Looks like I missed a good one. Something came up,n
    wasn’t able to make it. Sorry LV, I did promise da Ti-leaf but, next time.
    Aloha from LA!

    MANEO !!!

    UH 38-20!

  141. Ralph September 24, 2009 6:03 pm

    Kazz today’s HA article on wbb states that the official start date for wbb is October 16. Didn’t the UH website show coach Dana with the players, and is it this fall. if last spring, than Kuehu can’t be practicing because she wasn’t admitted until this fall.

  142. Ralph September 24, 2009 6:04 pm

    Kazz UH parking cost more that the season tickets for wbb.

  143. Pomai September 24, 2009 6:12 pm

    Garret #127 I have heard that there are a few former athlete’s from UH who have had a bad experience at UH which I would guess give such athlete’s bad feelings for the school. So it wouldn’t surprise me to hear that.

  144. 808ike September 24, 2009 6:22 pm


    What is your assessment of the softball team? Will they run around the
    base path or jogging around like the last few years?

  145. Kazz (blkberry_storm) September 24, 2009 6:23 pm


    Well they were doing something in the gym. Unsupervised workouts maybe? Saw Coach Dana and Coach Houl there though. But I did not see Kuehu.

    BTW, I thought I saw Kaia Parnaby out there with the softball team. If that was her, then she seems taller than 5’7″. Good to see Majam running without a kneebrace.

  146. Kazz (blkberry_storm) September 24, 2009 6:27 pm


    Um you got me on that one. You mean them hustling or hitting more homers so all they have to do is “jog” the bases?

  147. Kazz (blkberry_storm) September 24, 2009 6:31 pm

    Today was the first game with the whole new bag check thing…

    Yup just give more people in Hawaii “excuses” for not coming out to UH home games.

    It shouldn’t really effect football games though as they do bag checks anyway.

  148. 808ike September 24, 2009 6:34 pm


    Hitting home runs like previous years.

  149. Kazz (blkberry_storm) September 24, 2009 6:35 pm

    The Lady Broncos don’t look very tall at all.

    Funny…the sound guy just started blaring “Love and Honesty” by the Hawaiian Style Band as soons as Boise State took the court to warm up. 😆

  150. Kazz (blkberry_storm) September 24, 2009 6:41 pm


    If Majam is everything Coolen thinks she can be then maybe. With Parnaby as another pitcher to rely on Ricketts can have her turn at the plate too. Makani Duhaylonsod-Kaleimamahu had a few nice homers last season, Kanani Pu’u-Warren came alive at the end of last year, Amanda Tauali’I returns, and Dara Pagaduan should be better with a season under her belt.

    No doubt Coach Coolen had a long offseason to think about the hitting issues last season.

  151. Kazz (blkberry_storm) September 24, 2009 6:44 pm

    Yup… the WAC season is going to hurt the home attendance average for Wahine volleyball.

    BTW, BSU is in trouble tonight… Gonna try stay awake for this one as long as possible.

  152. jm2375 September 24, 2009 6:47 pm

    Howzit guys!

    Busy day at work. Could only lurk.

    Happy bday Hiflyer!

    Will watch the replay tonight. DVR is working overtime tonight.

  153. 808ike September 24, 2009 6:49 pm


    Dara is amazing. That small lady can whack the ball over the fence.

  154. Kazz (blkberry_storm) September 24, 2009 6:49 pm

    WHAT THE HELL?!?!?!?!?

    Only now I noticed Kanani Danielson is nowhere to be found!

    She’s not even on the sidelines.

  155. 808ike September 24, 2009 6:55 pm


    Kanani is out. She is sick. At home.

  156. Kazz (blkberry_storm) September 24, 2009 6:57 pm

    Wow… Billy V should NOT be singing the national anthem… 😯

  157. Slugger September 24, 2009 6:58 pm

    Kazz, Kanani w/ flu-like symptoms.

  158. chawan_cut September 24, 2009 7:16 pm

    tonight’s news

  159. Ralph September 24, 2009 7:25 pm

    poor back row coverage of the soft shots and roll shots.. Lee and Kaaihue needs to be quicker.

  160. chawan_cut September 24, 2009 7:31 pm

    al, the pic above as ST described in #119 are the sports casters
    the quote he has above it is from summer lovin’ from grease.

  161. bighilofan2 September 24, 2009 7:36 pm

    your diction is terrible… 😀 but i got da message. 😆

    show up at da next Tgate wit a bra on, showin yur colors, and yu get $25 frum BHF2 😆

  162. OldDiver September 24, 2009 7:41 pm

    Regarding # 143

    While that is certainly true, many athletics have transfered back to UH from other universities. Happiness is a two way street.

  163. NYUH September 24, 2009 7:41 pm

    Watching Ole Miss vs South Carolina on ESPN

    The battle of the baby killers – despite having the two highest rates of infant mortality in the country, Mississippi and South Carolina lead the opposition on healthcare reform.

    Gosh, I hope none of the players get hurt.

    Mothers from these states should have their kids in Cuba, which has a lower rate of infant deaths than all of the US.

  164. Kazz (blkberry_storm) September 24, 2009 7:47 pm

    Got Heun, Alexander, J. Taylor, Jasper, B. Leonard, and Lefiti in da house!

  165. bighilofan2 September 24, 2009 7:50 pm


    keep reminding the country, and Mississippi and South Carolina, that they have the highest rates of infant mortality in the US.
    and that the lead the opposition to health care reform.

    plenty children left behind ova dare, but only in certain areas and certain persuasions. 🙁

  166. Garret September 24, 2009 7:59 pm

    Cleveland’s head coach was asked about David Veikune’s prospects to get some playing time on defense.

    (On when David Veikune will get on the field with the defense)- “I think both he and Kaluka (Maiava) are moving forward a little bit each week. They’ve gotten work with the defensive unit through the course of practice. He’s been up for those games, so he has to be ready to play. When that opportunity will come, or when he’ll get reps, there will be some times when we may cycle those guys through, to try to distribute the reps.”

    (On if there is something specific Veikune needs to do to get on the field with the defense)- “He has some versatility, which is positive. He’s worked outside. He’s worked inside. He needs to keep improving with his overall understanding of the defense, of that week’s opponent and contributing on special teams. Sometimes, you go to the game and you may not get any defensive reps, or offensive reps, but you make a real impact on teams. What we’re look for, ideally, is everybody that goes to the game has an impact in whatever role they’re asked to play.”

  167. Momo September 24, 2009 8:04 pm

    UH 38 LT 27…

  168. Garret September 24, 2009 8:11 pm

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

    Proposed next-generation rapid transportation system uses computer-controlled vehicles that “levitate” from their rails. The sky pods carry up to 3 people and travel up to 150 mph.

  169. Garret September 24, 2009 8:11 pm

    Vaccine (based on two failed vaccines) has been found to cut the risk of becoming infected with HIV by more than 31%, providing a big boost to the push to create a HIV vaccine.

  170. Garret September 24, 2009 8:11 pm

    Battery made of *paper* has many potential applications like having words lit up in wrapping paper.

  171. Garret September 24, 2009 8:12 pm

    It is really sad to read about how a fertility clinic messed up and one woman is carrying a baby that belongs to another couple. It is even sadder to think that the woman will have to hand over the child after she gives birth and that she is too old to try to work with a fertility clinic to try to get pregnant for a baby of her own!

  172. Garret September 24, 2009 8:12 pm

    People were upset that a New England town refused to allow a “yoga for peace” gathering in honor of the International Day of Peace…so they brought *guns* to their protest.

  173. Garret September 24, 2009 8:12 pm

    Free play links pau.

  174. Kazz (blkberry_storm) September 24, 2009 8:26 pm

    How fitting!

    With a featured article in today’s paper and the aloha ball kill…..

    Ms. Fowler! :mrgreen:

  175. Kekoa September 24, 2009 8:50 pm

    A few of da Wessai Chaptah members will be viewing the L-Tech game at Nancy’s in Waipio. Because it is a workday midafternoon (2 PM) start time, it is difficult for most to view it. If you happen to have called in sick, come at least 30 minutes early – so we can grab all the good seats.

    You may order pupu’s or a late lunch off the menu. Note to Rob25 about the Oxtail or tripe…it’s good enuff for you to forget you hate weird animal parts! Tsaiko’s, please drop me a note if you plan on coming.

  176. d1島 September 24, 2009 9:35 pm

    The primary reason Cuba has a lower infant mortality rate than the United States is that the United States is a world leader in an odd category — the percentage of infants who die on their birthday. In any given year in the United States anywhere from 30-40 percent of infants die before they are even a day old.

    Why? Because the United States also easily has the most intensive system of
    emergency intervention to keep low birth weight and premature infants alive
    in the world. The United States is, for example, one of only a handful countries that keeps detailed statistics on early fetal mortality — the survival rate of infants who are born as early as the 20th week of gestation.

    How does this skew the statistics? Because in the United States if an infant is born weighing only 400 grams and not breathing, a doctor will likely spend lot of time and money trying to revive that infant. If the infant does not survive — and the mortality rate for such infants is in excess of 50 percent — that sequence of events will be recorded as a live birth and then a death.

    In many countries, however, (including many European countries) such severe medical intervention would not be attempted and, moreover, regardless of whether or not it was, this would be recorded as a fetal death rather than a live birth. That unfortunate infant would never show up in infant mortality statistics.

    This is clearly what is happening in Cuba. In the United States about 1.3 percent of all live births are very low birth weight — less than 1,500 grams. In Cuba, on the other hand, only about 0.4 percent of all births are less than 1,500 grams. This is despite the fact that the United States and Cuba have very similar low birth rates (births where the infant weighs less than 2500g). The United States actually has a much better low birth rate than Cuba if you control for multiple births — i.e. the growing number of multiple births in the United States due to technological interventions has resulted in a marked increase in the number of births under 2,500 g.

    It is odd if both Cuba and the U.S. have similar birth weight distributions that the U.S. has more than 3 times the number of births under 1,500g, unless there is a marked discrepancy in the way that very low birth weight births are recorded. Cuba probably does much the same thing that many other countries do and does not register births under 1000g. In fact, this is precisely what the World Health Organization itself recommends that for official record keeping purposes, only live births of greater than 1,000g should be included.

    The result is that the statistics make it appear as if Cuba’s infant mortality rate is significantly better than the United States’, but in fact what is really being measured in this difference is that the United States takes far more serious (and expensive) interventions among extremely low birth weight and extremely premature infants than Cuba (or much of the rest of the world for that matter) does.

    Gosh, I love America!

  177. Bulla September 24, 2009 9:47 pm


    my bride and i will be there…MAHALO :0) 🙂

  178. Jason September 24, 2009 9:50 pm

    September 24th, 2009 at 10:46 am

    Howzit Tsaikos!!

    I usually don’t like asking for stuff from the Tsaikos but this is something that is important to me. On October 18, the Susan G Komen foundation is holding the Hawaii Race for the Cure. My mom is a breast cancer survivor and usually participates in this walk but will be on a trip. I will be taking her place and joining the HawaiiMoms team for the 5K walk. If anyone wants to join me and the Moms, please join their team. If not, I humbly ask that you make any donation. Attached is a link to my page.

    Thought that deserved a re-post. Go, Stretch, go! 🙂

  179. Cindy & Greg Cee September 24, 2009 9:53 pm


    UH 34
    LaTech 27


  180. Cindy & Greg Cee September 24, 2009 9:54 pm

    Happy Birthday to HiFlyer!!

  181. Derek September 24, 2009 10:14 pm

    Just like Unlv, but this time UH – 31, La Tech 30. Just win baby!

  182. koakane™ September 24, 2009 10:27 pm

    evening tsaiko’s just reading and lurking….man plenty aue’s bothering the warrior team. wishing them quick recoveries.

    congrats to dem wahines on their victory tonight. wishing them continued success on their march to another WAC champions ship. go get um ladies.

  183. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc September 24, 2009 10:33 pm

    We are site captains for a Kane`ohe Community Cleanup later in the morning of October 18 so we may be able to take part in the event even though the idea of being physically active at 7 am weirds me out.

    My mother died two weeks after her second mastectomy at the age of 37 when I was a week shy of my 10th birthday. Technically speaking, she did not die of cancer but because she fainted while negotiating the stairs. (We lived in a two-story house) A blood clot formed in her leg and then traveled to her brain. After my dad died of liver cancer in 1980, it became pretty obvious how I am going shuff off this mortal coil.

    Anyhow, if we cannot make it, we’ll help raise some money for you, Stretch.

    CHANGE OF SUBJECT: Is there any interest in raising funds to send some of the Pep Band and cheerleaders – and maybe the Third Shannon – to the San Jose Game. If there is any interest, please say so here and I’ll send out an e-mail to DaBlogListServ about a possible fundraiser.

    Busy day again tomorrow so am going to go watch the recorded PBS program on the state of the health of the United States and then go to the Land of Winken, Blinken & Nod.

  184. Kekoa September 24, 2009 10:42 pm

    Excellent Bulla & Lyn! We look forward to seeing you there.

    So far, those attending include: Pomai, BG, Koakane, Tom H., and after he pau hana, D-1 is stopping in.

  185. koakane™ September 24, 2009 10:48 pm

    e kala mai but let me add hippo birdie two ewe hiflyer. may your day be a good one.

    don’t know what to do yet regarding the game next wed. looking at all the options and pondering some suggestions being made. so the suggestion made by my wessai EIS patnah is heading the list.

  186. Slugger September 24, 2009 11:03 pm


    RE: Band travel fundraising

    I think you should contact Don Weir to see what Na Koa might be able to do & find out how many cheerleaders they were able to sponsor for the WSU game. I suspect that they won’t have the bucks to send the entire Pep Band since it’s such a large group. But ya never know unless you ask. You need to find out from Gwen N. how many students, at a minimum, should go and how much she thinks it would cost. THEN see if it’s feasible to do some fundraising to cover costs. The Chancellor has paid for some of these types of ad hoc activities, but the budget is really tight. This is not a good year to have UH pay for extras.

    Were you able to give away your VB tickets tonight?

  187. Slugger September 24, 2009 11:07 pm

    I’m going to Genji’s on Wednesday since it’s in the ‘hood. If ya think you’ll show up at Genji’s, please let me know & I’ll have (Art, Gaye or Tina) reserve the space at tables. Mahalo!

  188. Esme September 24, 2009 11:17 pm

    *peeks in the door* :mrgreen:

    Hey, everyone!

  189. Slugger September 24, 2009 11:21 pm

    Hey, Esme!

  190. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc September 25, 2009 12:56 am

    No – no one wanted the extra volleyball tickets. That makes a total of seven tickets worth $84 we could not give away – including five freebies from Stephen a couple of weeks ago.

    As I said earlier, based upon our experience over the past four years of running redemption drives, we could raise anywhere from $1,500 to $6,000 in one swell foop. In the past four months alone, we’ve coordinated five drives for various organizations including the non-profit I work for – and raised about $25,000. That does not include the Tsa-ko T-Gates, by the way.

    Don mentioned something about collecting HI-5 containers from Stadium tailgating parties. I left a message for him to give me a call if he needs help in planning & coordinating this.

    Remember, that over 800 MILLION eligible cans and bottles are sold here in Hawai`i – that’s $40 MILLION in redemption fees collected and only about 80% of the fees collected are paid out.. That’s $8 MILLION sitting in a State Department of Health’s restricted account. It cannot be spent because it belongs to someone else so it sits there drawing interest. And even that money cannot be spent except for operating the program.

    Hope to see some of you at the volleyball game on Saturday.

  191. ct September 25, 2009 1:56 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos


    UH 52 – La Tech 31

  192. bighilofan2 September 25, 2009 2:02 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

    A belated happy birthday wishes to you! Still wishing you da bestest!!! 😀

  193. wafan September 25, 2009 2:13 am

    Super Aloha Friday, all!

  194. bighilofan2 September 25, 2009 2:24 am

    great tidbits today by ST in the HA, about the players injuries and summa them getting back into the groove.

    notice this year’s team is not a bunch of showboats. they really play like journeymen. my Hilo friends noticed that our team “looked pretty good” in UNLV game.

    La Tech gonna be a good fight.
    Our D gonna show up!
    Lou Holtz gonna talk about Alexander, Salas and Bradley.
    I like him talk about Blaze, Paipai, Fonoti, Corey an Maniac Silva! 😀

  195. addahknowjoe September 25, 2009 2:32 am

    Happy Birthday HiFlyer!

    Howzit Ez!

    Gnite n Gmornin everyone.

  196. wafan September 25, 2009 2:33 am

    Stretch . . .

    Cheque is in the mail.

  197. wafan September 25, 2009 2:34 am

    Hi bhf2 and AJoe!

    Looks like you both survived.

  198. bighilofan2 September 25, 2009 2:41 am

    Tombo ahi get da best ah chawan_cuts videos this morning.

    to all da gang and my cuzzez da 2s,
    Greg McMackin is a really good coach.
    players speak about him with respect.
    He treats each of them with respect.
    That is evident in his communication.

    betcha$$ Lou Holtz gonna mention how Mack
    wen talk about ND’s jigity jig. for sure Mack gonna
    remember Dooley at NoLa wit Georgia.

    pump up da boyz, Mack! and pump up yourself!.

  199. bighilofan2 September 25, 2009 2:43 am

    hiya Wafan.

    not only survived, but thrived…. 😀

    gotta say this about Chancellor Hinshaw.

    I’m pretty sure that she knows the Warriors
    play for US, and that we are proud of our team!

  200. wafan September 25, 2009 2:46 am

    Ralph . . .

    Yeah, I like the kids. I dislike the stupidity.

    These darn administrators must have had their brains sucked out the first time they bent over.

  201. Pomai September 25, 2009 2:53 am

    # Capitol -ist/WassupDoc:
    September 25th, 2009 at 12:56 am

    Remember, that over 800 MILLION eligible cans and bottles are sold here in Hawai`i – that’s $40 MILLION in redemption fees collected and only about 80% of the fees collected are paid out.. That’s $8 MILLION sitting in a State Department of Health’s restricted account. It cannot be spent because it belongs to someone else so it sits there drawing interest. And even that money cannot be spent except for operating the program


    Sorry Doc that’s what they said about the Social Security Fund also but we all know that went down the $hitter. And there is always a way for the Gov’t to get their hands on the money.

  202. bighilofan2 September 25, 2009 2:54 am

    I liked reading up on Pacific’s coach. wish him success in bringing football back to that school. always heard nice things about Pacific.

    nice article in today’s HA.

  203. Pomai September 25, 2009 2:55 am

    Oh sorry wafan – Good Morning

  204. Pomai September 25, 2009 2:58 am

    UH vs La Tech
    21    –    28    C rM
    24    –    14    99club
    24    –    21    djmitcho
    27    –    14    tom
    27    –    24    Committed Road Warrior
    28    –    27    wafan
    31    –    17    labrat
    31    –    21    koakane
    31    –    30    Dereki
    34    –    24    Bighilofan2
    34    –    27    Cindy & Greg Cee
    34    –    31    plenty chikara
    35    –    10    jm2375
    35    –    14    Da Punchbowl Kid
    35    –    21    LizKauai
    35    –    21    RichfromOC X
    35    –    28    Pomai
    35    –    31    J-Dog
    37    –    27    SailorBlue
    38    –    20    UKU@LA
    38    –    27    momo
    38    –    28    chopsueyboy
    38    –    31    SojunNTaegu
    38    –    34    Shannon
    38    –    35    HiFlyer
    41    –    38    BIGWAVE96744
    42    –    21    niho mano
    42    –    24    Kazz
    42    –    31    Glenn
    44    –    28    jojo
    45    –    20    AZWARRIOR22
    45    –    38    Jack Flash
    48    –    21    TChahng
    52    –    31    ct
    56    –    14    d1shima
    56    –    17    Kekoa
    63    –    12    homey

  205. Kekoa (iPhone) September 25, 2009 3:52 am

    Big Hilo Bannah Buddy! My frenz tell me dey like yo style! Dey waiting fo you release da new bannah dat sez, EH!…You like one slap?! Den you betta cheer loud fo us guys!…GUNFUNNIT!

    Dey like see da warrior give da odda team one big head slap wit da slippah! Make um see stahz ‘n birdeez tweet fo real.

    Show uncle Lou on ESPN dat Blaze is da real Poi Poundah! Make him speak our language fluently by taking dat bananah outta his mout and talking like one Tsaiko on ‘roid rage!

    Oh…sorry…I mustah been having one nightmare bhf2!…I going back sleep and dream SWD like aunty Liz…

  206. gmahoney September 25, 2009 5:07 am


    Us 31
    Them 27

  207. d1島 September 25, 2009 5:49 am

    Great Morning All!

    Trying to avoid reading too much between the lines about Pepa Letuli’s injury. Really hope the OL can be 100% going into Ruston.

    Congrats to WVB for great WAC opening win.

  208. NYUH September 25, 2009 5:54 am

    Thanks d1, glad to know the US’ reported high rates of IM might have a better explanation.

    Go Warriors!

  209. d1島 September 25, 2009 5:57 am


    Pacific U. get plenny local ties. (among them, KelliM went there for a while and her Dad is an alum IIRC)
    They get prolly the biggest annual student luau next to Oregon State’s. This year going be their 50th.
    Naturally, I kinda partial to Linfield’s version but every year people come from far and wide to Forest Grove for that event.

    Good Luck to Coach Buckley as he gives more opportunities to Hawaii boys to continue playing football and getting a college degree.

  210. d1島 September 25, 2009 5:59 am


    Go Warriors!

  211. d1島 September 25, 2009 6:06 am

    Sacramento woman wins four cars in four weeks from a casino in CA!

    Gee, I was lucky to leave Vegas with the same rented car I rode in with!

  212. d1島 September 25, 2009 6:09 am

    Have a terrific day erryboddy!


  213. bighilofan2 September 25, 2009 6:12 am

    Good morning, good morning all you Tsaikos! 😀

    Kekoa, howzit howzit.
    I love my bannah. i no like change my bannah. but if yu get one specific idea, my friend can paint ’em up. wat u like?
    bad idea fo make one long speech on da bannah. too late for La Tech, but if simple, can do, like FSU SUXX, or STOMP FSU,… keep em simple. 😆

    D1 howzit.
    wuz tinkin of your boy and Linfield, and all the other Hawaii boyz who’d like a chance to play college ball, get an education, get a break. Pacific could be that break for somebodies’ kids. remember i wuz taking about Daniel Iopa earlier this year? 5’11” #230, 4.9, 20×220#, bench 390? He went to UNLV, lives with auntyh, taking class, working, chasing his dream, going try out next year for football. Get plenty like him that would like a shot at college ball. Wishing them all the best in learning to make the most of their lives, and living their dreams.

  214. Kazz (SIX more for Coach Shoji) September 25, 2009 10:21 am

    Man, I was REAL exhausted after the game last night, but good to see Cascioppo getting to start in conference play not sure how much time she would have seen had Kanani not been under the weather, but for the most part, I think she did ok other than a few mental things and Forsythe did nicely in the 3rd set.

    Still.. Kind of sloppy play at times. BSU had nothing to lose in front of the largest crowd they’ll see all year so they looked better than a team that is 0-11. Granted not having a starter in the lineup and starting two players that aren’t usually starters (Lee and Cascioppo) effected the “fluidity” of how they started.

    NEXT!!! 😎

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