Pete Newell dies

It’s sad to hear about the passing of Pete Newell. He was the originator of the Big Man’s Camp, which was held several times in Hawai‘i.

Riley Wallace described Newell as an “absolute gentleman.”
They met when Wallace was coaching at UH. Newell addressed the team every year.
“You had to earn his respect, but once you had it, you had it for life,” Wallace said.
Newell spoke highly of Wallace. Because of that, Bob Knight and Wallace became friends.
Newell worked closely with Merv Lopes, who helped run the Big Man’s Camps in Hawai‘i. Jarinn Akana’s association with Newell helped Akana earn a coaching job in the NBA.
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In UH time, today is back to being today.
The Warriors were supposed to have a Tuesday schedule today, but instead they had what coach Mack described as a “half-Tuesday.”
The players were “introduced” to the next opponent, Idaho — given bios, tendencies — but did not practice on the field. Instead, they ran sprints. Because it had rained, Mack said he did not want to “tear up the field” by having a regular practice.
The Warriors will go in pads tomorrow.

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For the past several months, we’ve heard that if Brent Guy got fired at Utah State, John L. Smith would be the leading candidate as the successor. Well, Guy is now out …

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Happy belated birthday to Diana.

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Deepest sympathy to the family of Luke Nishikawa, a wonderful guy who died Saturday night in Angwin, Calif. He was 22. In his spare time, the Honolulu resident led a campus outreach program called Homeless Ministries.


  1. Stretch November 17, 2008 7:00 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    Amazing that ST is up and posting this early. Hopefully he will drop of his son to school on time and make it to practice

  2. Stretch November 17, 2008 7:03 am

    Condolences to the Nishikawa family

    The Warriors will be back on the field this morning in preparation for the stretch run .

    Since when did I have a run named after me??

  3. Cheyah! November 17, 2008 7:04 am

    Get ready for battle Warriors!

  4. Cheyah! November 17, 2008 7:06 am

    Yes, deepest condolences to the Nishikawa family. He was very young. Was he ill?

  5. djmitcho November 17, 2008 7:06 am

    Top 5. Good Morning Tsaikos. Hope everyone has a good week.

  6. djmitcho November 17, 2008 7:07 am

    Does your run include drinking from green bottles and shots of CR?

  7. djmitcho November 17, 2008 7:14 am

    Even with Idaho and Wazzu coming the next two weeks, I hope the Warriors are prepared and don’t underestimate them.

  8. Stretch November 17, 2008 7:21 am

    dj – I hope the run doesn’t include green bottles and CR shots, for the football team’s sake. I want them to be on top of their game this coming 3 weeks.

  9. Hawaiianbod November 17, 2008 7:23 am

    top 10!

  10. Bulla November 17, 2008 7:26 am

    top 10

  11. Bulla November 17, 2008 7:27 am

    Our condolences to the Nishikawa family, so young.

  12. Stretch November 17, 2008 7:28 am

    Happy Belated Birthday to Diana (Kekoa’s better half)!!

  13. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER November 17, 2008 7:29 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Prayers for the Nishikawa family.

    Have a great day, all!

  14. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER November 17, 2008 7:30 am



  15. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER November 17, 2008 7:37 am

    btw- my 41st class reunion is being planned for October, 2009 in the Phx. area. Anyone know where I can find the 2009 football schedule?

  16. Hawaiianbod November 17, 2008 7:38 am

    good morning Tsaikos!

    my condolences to the Nishikawa ohana.

  17. Da Punchbowl Kid November 17, 2008 7:40 am

    HappY Birthday, Diana. 🙂

  18. Stretch November 17, 2008 7:41 am

    Liz – Oct is when the WAC conference games are scheduled and that is not released until sometime next year.

  19. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER November 17, 2008 7:42 am

    ok. thx, Stretch.

  20. Stretch November 17, 2008 7:43 am

    I hope that the Seattle Seahawks play a home game the same weekend that UH plays WSU. Might as well check them out since I am there anyway.

  21. MeiLing November 17, 2008 7:51 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Condolences to Luke Nishikawa’s ‘ohana.

  22. d1島 November 17, 2008 7:52 am

    Great Morning All!

    Condolences to the Nishikawa Ohana.

  23. MeiLing November 17, 2008 7:53 am

    Happy belated birthday, Diana!!!

  24. d1島 November 17, 2008 7:53 am

    “Stretch Run”?

    Isn’t that when everybody has to move their cars so Stretch can get his truck out to go buy more beer?

  25. d1島 November 17, 2008 7:54 am

    Belated Happy Birthday to Diana! 🙂

  26. Noelle Chun November 17, 2008 8:00 am

    Thanks for posting about Luke, Stephen. He was one of my close friends from home. I grieve about the loss and also pray for his family. I’m glad you recognized him on your blog. -Noelle

  27. Postmanke November 17, 2008 8:04 am

    Deepest sympathy to Luke’s family.

    Was he attending PUC in Angwin? I have cousins that go there I’m sure they knew him, it’s a very close-knit college.

  28. Rob25 November 17, 2008 8:33 am

    My condolences to the Nishikawa family.

  29. al November 17, 2008 8:40 am

    our heartfelt condolences and prayers to the nishikawa family.

  30. al November 17, 2008 8:41 am

    happy birthday diana!

  31. al November 17, 2008 8:41 am

    diana….make sure you have your husband make you some turkey tails this saturday.

  32. Rob25 November 17, 2008 8:42 am

    How ’bout them Cowboys?

    jm2375…i can’t ever lose faith in them!

  33. al November 17, 2008 8:43 am



    November 17th, 2008 at 7:03 am

    The Warriors will be back on the field this morning in preparation for the stretch run .

    Since when did I have a run named after me??

    now that’s stretching it a bit don’t you think?

  34. Stretch November 17, 2008 8:46 am

    al – Stretch & Run should NOT be in the same sentence

  35. Jason November 17, 2008 8:49 am

    My condolences to the Nishikawa family.

    Riley Wallace on 1500 AM. Wow, he’s back in Vegas already. It would have been cool to have him stay for the 11 PM game tonight. 😀

  36. al November 17, 2008 9:04 am

    so bball struggles… faces and all.

    why try a big lineup?

    flemings to 2 guard.
    balocka at center
    amis at the 4
    adams the 3 fwd
    nitoto for now at the point.

    we lack outside shooting. i could see flemings and adams doing some damage with a two man game. balocka picking up the garbage. amis focusing on defense and ten footers.

    the key may be, if and when thompson gets back to playing shape. i like nitoto’s effort but he has a ways to go. gotta remove the headlights.

    …nuff said

  37. al November 17, 2008 9:05 am

    at your age should be able to run still.

    then your stretching wouldn’t be limited to stretching to reach the brown bottle.

  38. J November 17, 2008 9:12 am

    Four Pacific Union College (PUC) students died in a vehicle accident on Deer Park Road late Saturday night. The Napa County Sheriff’s Department identified the victims as Boaz Pak, 20, Luke Nishikawa, 22, Simon Son, 19, and Chong Shin, 20.

  39. Rob25 November 17, 2008 9:17 am

    Just talked to Ronnie.

    They are back home and the boys don’t have school. Lucky for them. Ian’s school was an evacuation center.

    She at least has her priorities straight and remembered to grab the boys’ mini helmets and her Sugar Bowl ticket (once in a lifetime) before evacuating! True Warrior fan!

  40. protector November 17, 2008 9:18 am

    I agree with ‘djmitcho’ –hope they don’t underestimate the upcoming opponents. Idaho was competitive in the first half against Boise State, only to have BS get untracked in the 2nd . I don’t think there’s too much of a chance that the team will be complacent since Coach Mack is at the helm, though. Still, I think we’ve all learned not to take too much for granted this season. Is there a chance we’ll see Blaze Soares in there?? Also, did Paipai Falemalu redshirt this year?? Just wondering.

  41. bb November 17, 2008 9:22 am

    Any word as to when the WSU/UH game next year will be “officially” announced to be played in Seattle?

  42. al November 17, 2008 9:25 am

    paipai is redshirting this year.

  43. Stretch November 17, 2008 9:33 am

    J – thanks for that article. Very tragic news. Condolences to the Pak, Nishikawa, Son, and Shin families.

  44. UDuB November 17, 2008 9:40 am

    Wazzou plays in Seattle?

  45. J November 17, 2008 9:42 am

    Hey Stretch…

    No problem. Driven up and down that hill countless times…

  46. Esme November 17, 2008 10:02 am

    Aloha, gang! Hi, ST! Happy Monday!

    Stretch gave me a guilt trip, so I hurried here. I would have come anyway … but the kick in the pants made me run faster.


  47. Stretch November 17, 2008 10:06 am

    Whoa Esme is in the Hale…. nice to have you here.

  48. Esme November 17, 2008 10:07 am

    Stretch, that’s not what you said earlier.


  49. Esme November 17, 2008 10:10 am

    Hmm. We seem to be posting about 20 minutes in the future again.

  50. Esme November 17, 2008 10:12 am

    Rob25, thanks for the update on Ronnie. I’m sure she knows we’re thinking of her and her family, but please remind her if you talk to her again.

  51. Stretch November 17, 2008 10:20 am

    Esme is on a roll. I think she is making up for lost time AND for the future.

  52. Da Punchbowl Kid November 17, 2008 10:24 am

    Condolences to all the bereaved families. Luke sounds like he was such a good person.

  53. Bulla November 17, 2008 10:25 am


    is it Monday….seemed to have lost a few brain cells recently….imagine that.

    SteveM., whew, what a night, oh my………….so good to see everyone, been too long.

  54. Bulla November 17, 2008 10:26 am


    howzit, long long time no see….hope all is well with you and yours…..don’t let Stretch make you feel guilty….you can do that on your own.

  55. Stephen Tsai November 17, 2008 10:35 am

    Esme is nimble. A kick in the pants would not knock her over.

  56. Stephen Tsai November 17, 2008 10:37 am

    …However, the legal team advises us to say: The Warrior Beat does not support kicking Esme in the pants as an experiment of her agility.

  57. Esme November 17, 2008 10:45 am


  58. Esme November 17, 2008 10:46 am

    Yeah, whatever, ST. Thanks for the reverse psychology thing. Now EVERYONE will be aiming their boots at my behind today.

    *runs away … nimbly*

  59. iwonderwhytheyhateme November 17, 2008 10:54 am

    mornin tsaikos,

    condolences to the nishikawa family. too young, too soon =(.

    how many of you are heading to the bball game tonight?

  60. Jay November 17, 2008 10:59 am

    Condolensces to the Nishikawa family.

    So when will the new turf be finished?

  61. d1島 November 17, 2008 11:01 am

    With John L. Smith coaching, how much will USU be willing to pay to get out of their obligation to play in Hawaii?

    Oh wait…they’re in conference! No escaping now, John L….


  62. d1島 November 17, 2008 11:05 am


    Hmmm….late start time; high probability of rain; ESPN coverage; less than spectacular start….

    ….not looking good.

  63. Stretch November 17, 2008 11:08 am

    November 17th, 2008 at 11:05 am
    high probability of rain

    if you never know, basketball is played INSIDE the Stan Sherrif Center

  64. Esme November 17, 2008 11:11 am

    Happy belated birthday to Diana, the queen of the Kekoa household! Hope the day was great!

  65. Esme November 17, 2008 11:12 am

    Heartfelt condolences to the Nishikawa family…

  66. A-House November 17, 2008 11:13 am

    Diana, happy belated birthday wishes from the A-House family and many, many, more to come!!!

  67. Stretch November 17, 2008 11:13 am

    I would LOVE to have John L Smith come over and coach against Hawaii again!! If he gets the job, in his first year coaching and he has to come here. I can anticipate a typical warm aloha welcome for him.

  68. d1島 November 17, 2008 11:13 am


    But no mo’ covered roads from here to there!
    (But what do I know? I’m jus one babooze!)

  69. d1島 November 17, 2008 11:15 am

    Maybe if I could have a “half-Tuesday” tomorrow, I’d reconsider going tonight.

  70. Stretch November 17, 2008 11:21 am

    d1 – no tell me you pulling one DPK. Unless you have one convertible and babooze enough to keep the top down, you should stay dry while driving to the arena.

  71. djmitcho November 17, 2008 11:28 am

    Da hoops game starts at 1am my time, I don’t know if I will stay up to watch it. Maybe the first half.

  72. SteveM November 17, 2008 11:34 am

    Good morning everyone!
    Almost lunch time for me.

    Condolences to the Luke Nishikawa family.

  73. SteveM November 17, 2008 11:38 am

    …and a belated

    Best trump partner I’ve had in a long time! 🙂

  74. Stretch November 17, 2008 11:38 am

    iwonder – I will be there with my mom and Sleez. I think that sj, myki and mei ling will be there also. Not sure who else.

  75. Robbie November 17, 2008 11:41 am

    Hawaii Bowl 2008 ticket purchasing notes:

    I will never rely on the Best Seats Available button. It would have given me seats in the upper orange near the center. By clicking on the stadium section, I was able to secure blue first row MM (30 yd line) a few weeks ago. What I regret most is NOT checking the brown middle sideline area. Do you folks realize that just a few minutes ago I checked, and tickets like these are still available? 3(brown) MM row 1 seats 5-6. I know it’s like I’m expecting UH to beat Idaho and Wazzu, but I didn’t want to wait for the actual qualification like in previous years, and ending up with seats on the 10 yd line in the red. BTW, during that time of the day, would the sun hit the brown section on the afternoon sun side?

  76. A-House November 17, 2008 11:46 am

    Deepest sympathy to the Luke Nishikawa family.

  77. Kazz November 17, 2008 11:47 am

    22 is too young indeed. Prayers to the Nishikawa Ohana.

  78. Kazz November 17, 2008 11:53 am


    What is that chant your area does when the other team calls a time out? I heard it on Friday and last night and the only thing I could make out was the end of it where everyone yells “SIT DOWN”.

    Me and my friends laughed our a$$es off at that. That was awesome indeed.

    BTW… Right now I’m feeling 80% confident I will venture out to Manoa in the late hours of a worknight… We shall see how the day goes for me.

  79. Jason November 17, 2008 11:54 am

    Happy belated birthday, Diana!

    I will be there tonight. I am done with my class today, and now I’m spending the rest of my day here at UH, catching up on homework that I procrastinated on. 🙂

  80. A-House November 17, 2008 12:01 pm

    John L Smith, John L Smith – why should that name ring bells?

    ah, is he the CRY BABY former coach of a Big 10 team who cried zebra foul after losing in Aloha Stadium?

    just like the former Wyoming coach who begged not to play Hawaii because of travel and students being away from the classroom so long?

    but, alas, both came and went home “crying”.

    One thing the Big 10 will be known for is the “cry baby coaches” who lose in Hawaii and go home to tell only their side of the story on why they lost and their supporters, fans, school officials, and other conference schools “eat that up”.

    what’s even more sad is that the WAC agreed to allow only Big 10 refs to officiate any game in Aloha Stadium for any Big 10 school. I hope Benson got more b-lls to stand up to that kind of bullsh-t!!!! But, then again, maybe that’s why he was not invited to join the MWC when they broke away. If he was and turned them down, then I sincerely apologize for my comment.

    let’s hope that the Big East, ACC, and SEC Athletic Directors and coaches will agree to play the Warriors in Hawaii just to prove that they can be better than the Big 10.

  81. Da Punchbowl Kid November 17, 2008 12:06 pm

    Pulling a what, Stretch??!!

    Jeez, that’s what I get for playing around in here??!!

    My name now is synonymous with being a flake?

    How am I supposed to feel about that?

    Thanks buddy.

  82. Stephen Tsai November 17, 2008 12:20 pm

    In case anyone was wondering about the ties, the Nishikawas are family friends. Luke hangs out with my daughters. Very nice guy. His father is a pastor in Manoa.

  83. Stephen Tsai November 17, 2008 12:22 pm

    By the way, I’m not taking sides in any spats, so play nicely on the blog. Yes, DPK, I know that was you calling.

  84. Just Saying November 17, 2008 12:24 pm

    It’s too early to tell if Roderick Flemmings will be another Leon Wright-Jackson.

  85. LizKauai [Believer] November 17, 2008 12:25 pm

    Scratching head about Redskins offense…
    I’ll let Davone say it for me…

    Twitter Watch:
    Davone_Bess: Fins Win! Skins Lose! I believe whenever they put Colt in, they will be very surprised. We all just want a chance…. 41 minutes ago

  86. d1島 November 17, 2008 12:27 pm


  87. Stretch November 17, 2008 12:28 pm

    DPK – I apoligize if I hurt your feelings.

    I hope that everyone here does not take it seriously that DPK is a flake.

  88. expat November 17, 2008 12:37 pm

    Too bad for Brent Guy. Utah State has made some progress, but evidently not enough. It is a tough thing to turn a program around, especially at a school that doesn’t have many resources or a marquee conference or history to help recruiting.

    Whoever takes on the UDub disaster is going to at least have resources, history, and conference to assist them. It just goes to show what a remarkable job JJ did at UH. He had some stars align for him too.

    SMU is proving a different story, despite a team with a proud history and money along with the fertile recruiting grounds of Texas. Looks almost certain that SMU will finish the season without a FBS win. Of SMU’s 10 losses 4 were by a touchdown or less and none were within a field goal. That’s pretty rough.

    I watched the 2nd half of the Idaho – BSU game. They really aren’t very good. I thought that the difference between them and Utah State was that Utah State has some athletes who have game-changing potential.

    Idaho beat NMSU and FCS team Idaho State. San Jose State was the only team that beat them who wasn’t able to score at least 42 points. The 42 points was by Utah State. San Diego State’s ONLY win of the season was when they ran up 45 points on Idaho.

    Too bad Idaho doesn’t play Washington State this year, which they typically do, as it might have been their best shot at winning in the series.

    So the next two weeks Hawaii plays teams with one FBS win between them. Let’s hope the guys can keep up the intensity. We saw at Utah State what can happen when the team loses focus.

  89. SteveM November 17, 2008 12:38 pm

    # Bulla:
    November 17th, 2008 at 10:25 am


    is it Monday….seemed to have lost a few brain cells recently….imagine that.

    SteveM., whew, what a night, oh my………….so good to see everyone, been too long.

    IBulla — I don’t recall losing brain cells but I lost half a day somewhere…and when your bride stood next to me I couldn’t help but start dancing too–good thing the crowd was thinning by then, since people tell me they would rather hear me sing than dance 😐

    Next time we get Lyn, Pam and Russ together in the same karaoke room, NO CAMERAS– for real!

  90. Stephen Tsai November 17, 2008 12:48 pm

    So, there was no Blaze today, which means, well, no Blaze.

  91. LizKauai [Believer] November 17, 2008 12:50 pm

    ST- whassup with Kenny Estes???

  92. takoboy November 17, 2008 12:54 pm

    maybe bruddah blaze should just not worry about trying to get ready for 2008 already. no need push for just a couple games, get ready for springball. jmho.

    in addition to da warriors, some very very interesting games this weekend. da utes and cougs, kaepernick against boise, and of course, TT and OU

  93. Da Punchbowl Kid November 17, 2008 12:55 pm


    I’m sorry, it’s not you. I have a lot on my mind lately.

    The mother of my kids (my ex) lost her battle with cancer last month, and as much as I try not to let it affect me, it has. That’s part of the reason why you haven’t seen me at a lot of Tsaiko functions lately. This situation has been ongoing for a few months, and my youngest son was caring for her right til the end, and had to watch her fade away. He’s coming out here soon because he needs to be with me. So if I seem like a flake, you’re probably right, but honestly, I just haven’t felt terribly social lately
    Otherwise you, the rest of the Tsaikos and the Warrior Beat have been the biggest source of laughs for me a lot of times, and a lot of days, coming on the blog and getting dogged and dogging back and laughing about it has been great therapy. I apologize for not being able to roll with it today, I’m just not myself some days.

    I hope you understand. You’re a good guy and I am proud to call you a friend.

  94. Jason November 17, 2008 1:01 pm

    DPK: I’m sorry to hear she passed away, I remember you mentioned her before, and some of us prayed for her back then. My condolences and prayers to you and your children.

    Sad to hear that Pete Newell passed too.

  95. LizKauai [Believer] November 17, 2008 1:05 pm

    DPK- take yer time… come hang when you’re ready.


  96. SteveM November 17, 2008 1:06 pm

    Kid — no problem on the blog–those that know you, well, know you and what you mean. Unless like homey, it is you pretending to be you… 😆

    Will your son be moving here or just visiting?

  97. Stretch November 17, 2008 1:09 pm

    DPK – Sorry to hear about your loss. I hope that you are able to stay strong for your son and give him the support that he needs.

  98. Da Punchbowl Kid November 17, 2008 1:11 pm

    Thanks Jason,

    And I thank all of the many friends here prayed for her. She got better for a while and then it came raging back. I debated whether or not to share the situation on the blog, and couldn’t bring myself to do so until today. You guys are like family, and I guess I shouldn’t be afraid to lean on you all sometimes.

  99. Stephen Tsai November 17, 2008 1:11 pm

    Kenny Estes is redshirting this season.
    He should have redshirted last season, but as you might recall, they decided to activate him for the final couple of games.

  100. Stephen Tsai November 17, 2008 1:12 pm

    It also appears that Jeramy Bryant will seek a medical redshirt for this season.

  101. Da Punchbowl Kid November 17, 2008 1:16 pm

    We’ve both been working at it, and are much better, thanks.

    It’s just an extended visit for now. He’ll be here for at least six weeks.

  102. LizKauai [Believer] November 17, 2008 1:22 pm

    ST- thanks re Kenny.

    Prayers for the Newell ohana.

  103. d1島 November 17, 2008 1:32 pm

    A melancholy day on the WB today.

    Sorry for your loss, DPK.

    Never recall hearing a bad thing about Pete Newell.

    It would be nice to end the day with a Bball “W” but in the meantime, a Princess video might be nice. (hint hint)

  104. jm2375 November 17, 2008 1:44 pm

    Good afternoon gangees!

    Condolences to DPK and his ohana and the Newell & Nishikawa families.

    To all those headed to the bball game tonight – have fun and cheer loud! I’ll be with you in spirit, at least for the 1st half. After that, I might be snoring. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…. Please be careful out on the roads tonight.

    OK back to work. bbl.

  105. jm2375 November 17, 2008 1:46 pm

    Oh yeah, Happy Belated Birthday to Kekoa’s much better half, Diana. Da guy better have treated you *really* well, or I will sic Homey’s poodles on him!

  106. Justin November 17, 2008 1:54 pm

    What exactly happened to Jeramy Bryant? He looked like a good player during camp.

  107. Bulla November 17, 2008 1:57 pm

    happy bday to diana 🙂

    dpk, you and your ohana are in my prayers, this too shall pass….

    steveM., i have a really funny story about after saturday night’s escapades, and i’ll share with the crew

    lyn and i are driving down kuhio ave., and right in front of the Mirmar Hotel, lyn says, ‘honey, pull up, i think i just saw that hooker’s butt,’. so i move up but now the hooker is sitting between 2 military guys….and she makes eye contact with me, so the hooker smiles and says to lyn and I, ‘don’t worry, i do couples too!’

    i was in shock, and as i pulled away, my favorite bomber lynn says, ‘what did she say? i wish i was more coherent, i’d like to have a conversation with her…’

    that was funny, oh well, such is the antics of the post Genji crowd

    and yes, mrs bulla did have some sore muscles from her Genji-robics. haha

  108. Ralph November 17, 2008 2:04 pm

    Condolences for all

    Luke Nishikawa and his gang at PUC…lots of aloha for his family…

    Coach Newell’s ohana, many thanks for your presence in Hawaii nei and helping our keikis out…

    DPK and his son, keep the faith and stay strong…the tsaikos will help lift you up whenever you need it

  109. Kazz November 17, 2008 2:33 pm


    I’ll pray for you and your entire family. God bless.

  110. chawan_cut November 17, 2008 2:34 pm

    when an opposing team member fouls out, we chant:
    “ALOHA O’E….
    ALOHA O’E…
    SIT DOWN!!!!!”

    it started who knows when, but the band kept it going all these years. and then i think we/they were told not to yell it, but now that we’re just fans, they can’t tell us that.

  111. Rob25 November 17, 2008 2:59 pm

    DPK – I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. Please know that you are in my prayers.

    I’m so glad that you were able to come join us a couple of weekends ago at Bay View. It was nice to see you and Sweety, especially in light of all that you have been dealing with.

  112. Rob25 November 17, 2008 3:13 pm

    OK, I am seriously thinking about going tonight, but I don’t want to sit by myself. When I get off work, I am going to sleep and if I get up in time, I will be at the game and looking for a Tsaiko to cheer with. This is really going to mess with my body clock, but hey, that’s why we’re dedicated fans…Tsaikos!

  113. Jay November 17, 2008 3:21 pm

    My condolensces DPK.

  114. Ralph November 17, 2008 3:28 pm

    Rob25 look for stretch tonight….

  115. kama krab November 17, 2008 3:33 pm

    Howzit Everybody,

    Condolences to the Newell and Nishikawa family. May the grace of god be with you.

    DPK one day at a time my friend. No worries brah we all here for you when ready. Take care

  116. kama krab November 17, 2008 3:36 pm

    One more thing,

    Happy birthday Aunty Dianna

  117. A-House November 17, 2008 3:41 pm


    A-House family send our deepest sympathy for your loss.

  118. Ralph November 17, 2008 3:42 pm

    Happy birthday Dianna or Diana! Kekoa must be planning a big bash for you, he has been on the quiet side on the today….unless he is busy cleaning up jm2375 mess and to habut to post….

  119. tommui November 17, 2008 3:43 pm

    DPK – Please take care of yourself.

  120. koakane™ November 17, 2008 3:50 pm

    good day tsai-ko kane’s and wahine’s :mrgreen:

    my condolences 😥 to all whom had cherished one’s that just passed.

    to all those attending the late night game tonight have a good time and make sure we come away with a win.

    chawan_cut: when an opposing team member fouls out, we chant: “ALOHA O’E….ALOHA O’E…SIT DOWN!!!!!”

    chawan I like it, tell your gang very nice.

    reminder to let kazz know what you bringing so we can arrange to have the proper stuff there. d1 see you email lattas.

    finally 😀 hippo birdie two ewe Diana. you are truely the wahine alii nui of the ceded lands. kekoa take care of this lady she is special.

    hello to esme even tho I know she whoooooooshed already
    check back in lattas.

  121. jm2375 November 17, 2008 3:51 pm

    Ralph – me? make a mess? I think NOT!!! grrrrr. 😀 🙄 😈

  122. Ralph November 17, 2008 3:55 pm

    Browns vs Bills on Monday night….Brady Quinn threw only 1 pass beyond ten yards last week out of 22 passes…they say its a confidence builder to limit his progressions to 2 receivers-they should have drafted Colt, faster learning curve…

  123. curveball November 17, 2008 4:01 pm

    DPK .. maybe we should grab a couple of gloves and just go play some catch..I can teach you the new SLIDER I just learned how to throw..always works for me

  124. Kazz November 17, 2008 4:10 pm


    November 17th, 2008 at 2:34 pm
    when an opposing team member fouls out, we chant:
    “ALOHA O’E….
    ALOHA O’E…
    SIT DOWN!!!!!”

    it started who knows when, but the band kept it going all these years. and then i think we/they were told not to yell it, but now that we’re just fans, they can’t tell us that.

    Beautiful… simply beautiful. Too bad gotta wait until someone gets fouled out, but it must be sooooooooooo worth it.

    So funny. KEEP DOING IT, lemme see if I can get others around me to do so also. Also, since tonight looks like a sparse crowd (hope not) I’ll try to get me and my friends to sit either near the band or at least behind the UH bench.

  125. Manoa Mist November 17, 2008 4:21 pm

    DPK, if it helps, I’ve never met you and have no idea who you are, but you’re one of my favorite bloggers on this site. You always make me laugh, like Stephen Tsai. Hope you navigate through these rough waters as soon as possible.
    Anyways, people always say I’m a flake as well. Of course, as for me, they are right.

  126. wafan November 17, 2008 4:26 pm

    Condolences and prayers to DPK and his family, and to the Newell and Nishikawa families.

    It is always tragic to lose a family member.

    One day at a time. One day at a time.

  127. wafan November 17, 2008 4:28 pm

    Finally got yesterday’s paper delivered today. Yep, all the news that is fit to print one day later.

  128. wafan November 17, 2008 4:30 pm

    Glad to hear Ronnie and her boys are safe and sound back at home. Thank goodness!

  129. Kazz November 17, 2008 4:34 pm

    Brady Quinn?

    Is dat da braddah who’s ole’ lady wen disapeah from her seat aftah each draft pick kept passing him by?

  130. Long Time UH Fan November 17, 2008 4:44 pm

    Da Punchbowl Kid,

    Our deepest sympathy to you and your ohana on your loss.

  131. Long Time UH Fan November 17, 2008 4:46 pm

    Our condolences to the NIshikawa and Newell families.

  132. Long Time UH Fan November 17, 2008 4:47 pm


    Happy birthday and many more to come!

  133. madeinhawaii November 17, 2008 4:49 pm


    Hey … sorry braddah for your deep loss. Although she was your ex-wife, I know she played a very special part in your life and your kids lives and that she always resided in her own part of your heart. Sometimes it helps to climb a hill somewhere or go someplace private and have a long conversation with the departed. Talk… wait to hear the response in your hear, not your head.. and ask all the questions you need to ask.. say, all you have always wanted to say, have a good cry, and know it hurts because you loved. Loving makes you a special human being. Being loved makes her a very special human, too.

    Take care DPK. Watch your diet as even the slightest depression can wreck havoc on your auto-immune system. Get flu shots if you can.

  134. wafan November 17, 2008 4:50 pm

    So, is the Stretch Run a seated event on a padded or unpadded chair?

  135. Long Time UH Fan November 17, 2008 4:53 pm

    If John L. Smith gets the Utah State HC job, I hope he doesn’t insist on using Big 10 Conference referees…

  136. wafan November 17, 2008 4:54 pm

    Mrs. Kekoa . . .

    Happy birthday to you
    Hope Kekoa remembered too
    If he did not remember
    Use a slippah or two!

    Many, many more happy days to you!!!

  137. wafan November 17, 2008 4:55 pm

    Maybe it would be a good idea for the Warriors to insist on using Big 10 officials when playing at USU.


  138. Pauoa Boy November 17, 2008 4:56 pm

    Sup Gang..

    Dang Coach Newell passed away… I remember when I was younger I would try and sneak into the gym to watch the Big Man’s Camp. Remember seeing Shaq, Alonzo Mourning, Jermaine O’neal, Larry Johnson…those guys looked like giants up close! R.I.P. Coach

  139. Pauoa Boy November 17, 2008 4:57 pm

    Happy Birthday Aunty D…

  140. Pauoa Boy November 17, 2008 5:01 pm


    Sorry for your loss, hope your kids are doing okay. Losing a mom is always hard to cope with. Prayers to you and the ohana…

  141. Pauoa Boy November 17, 2008 5:06 pm

    Aunty Ronnie,
    How’s everything with you and the boys? I was meaning to give you a ring and see if you was alright when I heard the fires started heading towards Yorba Linda, but my cell was AFU and wouldn’t call out. Anyway, good thing you posted on the blog that everything was alright and you crack me up with the stuffs you took. Anyway, if you guys ever need a place for stay I get two extra rooms in my hale…

  142. J-Dog November 17, 2008 5:12 pm

    Good to hear that Kenny Estes is redshirting this year. We’ll need him with the loss of our seniors in the secondary.

    Are they possibly looking at him as a kicker as well? I remember someone saying he was a pretty good soccer player in hs.

  143. J-Dog November 17, 2008 5:13 pm

    I won’t be getting my Hawai’i Bowl tickets until UH becomes eligible. Don’t wanna jinx them.

  144. Cheyah! November 17, 2008 5:20 pm

    Hey DPK,
    Deepest sympathy to you and your family especially the kids. My nephews lost their mother (my sister) a couple years ago. Its always hard to cope with the loss of someone but even harder when children are involved.

  145. Pauoa Boy November 17, 2008 5:24 pm

    Howzit my bruddah…about Parghalava… My perception of Lasha isn’t premature, I’ve been playing basketball over 20 years and know what I see. I don’t like to compare Lasha to Matt. They both play erratic and hustle but Gibson was smarter with the ball, could create his own shot and played solid defense. I haven’t seen any of that from Lasha. His handle is suspect, decision making is awful, defense is horrendous. He’s more of a spot up shooter and needs to come off screens and move around to get open looks. Not saying he won’t develop into something later on but I don’t see it happening. Don’t get me wrong I love a player who hustles but running around without focus will lead you to la-la land, which is where he seems to be playing as of late. Lasha to me is not a good ball-handler or defender and like I said should be moving all over the court coming off screens and pick and rolls so he can score. He obviously is the only decent outside shooter we have on the team from what I’ve seen. Everyone else is more slash to the basket type players. Our offense needs to change though if we are to get the best out of our players. They seem so lost and the offense is so stagnant. I think they should try and push the ball and play a more transition style of game. Our half-court flex/motion offense does not suit the abilities of our players IMO…

  146. Pauoa Boy November 17, 2008 5:34 pm

    Kay back to Football…

    So we playing the Potatoe guys this week huh…

    Kama Bailey is there primary PR/KR right? Too bad for him when he gets lit up this weekend by our special teams! Nothing against Kama, cause he’ll be dangerous for the Vandals in a couple years but playing against the home team, sorry bruddah you going get pounded! Nice though to see another Hawaii product doing well in college elsewhere. Kama supposedly leads the Vandals in all purpose yardage this year as a freshman!

  147. Pauoa Boy November 17, 2008 5:39 pm

    So are we taking scores yet for this weeks game???

    Warrior Potatoe Poundahz – 41 Mashed Potatoes – 17

  148. LizKauai [Believer] November 17, 2008 5:48 pm

    J-Dog- I hope Kenny will have a chance to move into his potential next year. He is a do it all” player and pretty much did it all in high school. He has great legs- kicking and running- and was on the state champ relay team and a very good soccer player. Plus a great wessai personality.

  149. Ralph November 17, 2008 5:51 pm

    Trent Edwards is a terrible qb for the Bills…..he is a year ahead of colt but to pass on colt to expect Edwards to shine is difficult to understand..3 interceptions in the first qtr alone and he isn’t that accurate with poor timing…

  150. Jason November 17, 2008 5:56 pm

    Pauoa Boy: I think you’re definitely right about the lack of outside shooting. In fact, Riley Wallace said so this morning on the radio. But I’m going to be a little more patient on Parghalava. If he doesn’t pan out, then he doesn’t pan out. But I’m seeing flashes of ability out of him. If he just slows down and plays at 100% speed instead of 1000%, I think we might get a better idea of what he can bring to the team. Right now, though, I’m not sure where his head is. Maybe it’s the turmoil back home, maybe it’s overcompensating for the increased speed of the game, IDK.

  151. Stretch November 17, 2008 6:06 pm

    Time for me to take a nap before heading off to the game tonight. See some of you guys later.

  152. Kazz November 17, 2008 6:11 pm


    Lasha Parghalava reminds me of Predrag Savovic in some ways, but Parghalava has been a turnover machine in the first two games. If he settles down and has room to take those threes he’ll be averaging 20 points a game. However he has the potential to create many turnovers. Parghalava and Nitoto are the two most valuable defenders in one on one situations.

    You’re right, Parghalava’s effort is there and he brings that Matt Gibson-type intensity to the game, but obviously he’s not as polished as Gibson just yet and watching him attempt to keep the flex motion under control has looked like watching a lit match being in charge of dynamite.

    So far my favorite, Petras Balocka has been pretty solid and he is looking stronger on the ball with each passing game.

    Bill Amis just needs to get over the hump that some great players experience some time in their careers.

    Brandon Adams was disappointing on Friday but MUCH better last night. Looks like he is still trying to find his “hands” right now.

    As for point guard, I still think a healthy Hiram Thompson would have the edge over Nitoto and once Thompson does get back to 100 percent, we’ll start seeing that happen.

    I hope that they got a chance to work on penetrating the zone defense today as I’m sure Idaho State will employ this from the tip off. I’m not too worried about our chances against a man to man defense. We have the talent to do so. However if we are able to work well against Idaho State’s zone defense, I expect them to ditch it and then go to man in which Flemmings will have a lot of attention paid to him in the form of double teams and it could lead to him getting most of his points from the freethrow line like on Friday night.

    That was my first concern about Flemmings. I was worried that a lot of teams would focus a lot on him and he’ll be relegated to getting his points from the line, but I think there were some flashes last night of the rest of the team being able to assist in getting Flemmingns some seperation in order for him to do as much damage as possible.

  153. Kazz November 17, 2008 6:14 pm

    Maybe I should just stay in the office until 10 and then just head to Manoa?

    Then again I do not have a green shirt on so I will have to change. I should have prepared.

    BTW…. speaking of green shirts.

    I wore my green “BOWS BFOR H*S” shirt last night and it attracted the attention of our very own punter Tim Grasso. He thought it was “bada$$”.

    Grasso’s a cool guy.

  154. Jason November 17, 2008 6:29 pm

    It is 6 pm, and outside of 15 minutes for lunch, I’ve been staying here in Hamilton Library for …oh, over six hours. I’m going crazy here. 😛

  155. jm2375 November 17, 2008 6:45 pm

    Jason – why not head down to Eastside Grill to watch some of the other bball games? Is Manoa Gardens not open?

  156. mano1 November 17, 2008 6:49 pm

    DPK – Heart felt condolences to you and your children. I just said a prayer for you and your family.

    Also I’d like to extend my condolences to the Newell & Nishikawa families.

  157. Jason November 17, 2008 6:49 pm

    I’ve been catching up on homework. I’m such a slacker. I’m turning into Stretch … 😯

  158. Stretch November 17, 2008 6:53 pm

    hey now, just because you thought I was going take a nap….

  159. SteveM November 17, 2008 7:04 pm

    Jason — no worry. You not turning into Stretch if you spend six hours in a library and only 15 minutes for lunch… 🙂

  160. Kazz November 17, 2008 7:25 pm

    One semester I used to spend 6 hours on “lunch” and then 15 minutes in the library.

  161. Ralph November 17, 2008 7:27 pm

    Kazz go to the game and buy a green shirt and support UH

  162. myki November 17, 2008 7:32 pm


    If I were there trying to study I would be asleep in no time. Of course since I’m trying to take a nap I’m wide awake!

    See you in a few hours.

  163. MeiLing November 17, 2008 7:35 pm


    Sorry to hear about your ‘ohana’s loss. Prayers out for you and your family. Hello to Sweety, too, & (((HUGS))) to all.

    Condolences to Pete Newell’s family. I didn’t know he coached at USF; way before my time.

    I like the Coach Mack show. Ke’ala Watson is very articulate.

  164. MeiLing November 17, 2008 7:36 pm

    Rob25, IDKWTHM,

    If either of you need a ticket tonight, shoot me an email soon. ST left the tickets at the box office for me. Otherwise, they go to anyone I meet there who needs a ticket.

  165. Stephen Tsai November 17, 2008 7:39 pm

    Yes, I did leave Mei LIng two tickets.

  166. Kazz November 17, 2008 7:41 pm


    Oh, I got my green shirt ready for tonight! As for trying to take a nap before hand…

    I will probably leave the office at 8 and then get home in 20 mins. I will avoid trying to take a nap as I am usually WIDE awake afterwards and then unable to get back to sleep again for a real long time.

    I need to be real tired to get some decent sleep and I am usually drained after any UH game. (Moreso if we lose) So I should be ok for tomorrow with the help of my 5 HR Energy Friend… and about two of his buddies as well. Coffee doesn’t do anything to me.

  167. MeiLing November 17, 2008 7:48 pm

    Was FloridaTed going to be incommunicado this week? The link on my name is a pic of Travis LaBoy signing the visor he won.

  168. MeiLing November 17, 2008 7:54 pm

    Shoots! that link won’t work since you have to sign into Facebook…ok, fogedaboutit…

  169. MeiLing November 17, 2008 8:07 pm

    Glad to hear Ronnie & family are ok, and back home.

    Hope the ‘Bows do better tonight. When I was living on the mainland, I would stay up to watch UH whenever they were on tv. Hard to be quiet at 1 am when everyone else was sleeping in the house.

    GO ‘BOWS!!!

  170. NYUH November 17, 2008 8:16 pm

    Yeah, Bows in HD. 4AM. Thanks Almighty for the DVR.

    Utah State: Good, I was starting to have some respect for them.

  171. whitey November 17, 2008 8:55 pm

    my condolences to the Nishikawas’, Newells’ and DPK. Times like this is very hard on your family and I just want to say, i truly understand your losses. my best to all of you.

  172. Kekoa November 17, 2008 9:43 pm

    Aloha Ka Kou to all the Tsaiko friends of my husband Kekoa. Your best wishes were well received. It was very nice of you Mr. Tsai for acknowledging my birthday and thank you for not revealing my age.

    One thing for sure, The fountain of youth is NOT located on my hubby’s beloved ceded lands. He did make up for that untruth by including Lobster on the menu several times over this past weekend.


  173. Kekoa November 17, 2008 9:47 pm

    To my good friend DPK and his lovely wife Sweetie I pass on my condolences for your family’s recent loss.

    Malama Pono,

  174. Pomai November 17, 2008 10:12 pm

    One more closer to the Hawaii Bowl
    41    –    10    Pomai
    41    –    17    Pauoa Boy
    45    –    9    las vegas
    63    –    12    homey

  175. Garret November 17, 2008 10:17 pm

    Condolences to DPK’s family, the Newell family, and the Nishikawa family.

  176. Garret November 17, 2008 10:20 pm

    Bess was singled out as one of the players who did not do well in Miami’s last game.


    WR Davone Bess – Two drops from the Dolphins rookie receiver, who usually possesses sure hands, was eye-opening. Bess did contribute a season-high three catches for 50 yards, one of which came on that critical fourth-quarter drive that won the game. But Bess could have had an even bigger day if he wasn’t shying away from contact. Slot receivers have to be fearless. They can’t alligator arm passes – even tough ones – just because they hear a safety charging. That’s what Bess did for the first time this season. His punt returns also lacks sizzle. That’s why Ginn got some work as a returner in the twin grouping. I’m starting to wonder how much upside Bess has to his game? I’m thinking it’s time Brandon London gets tried out in those three receiver sets with Camarillo or Ginn moving into the slot.

  177. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER November 17, 2008 10:27 pm


    49 – 14 LizKauai

  178. Jason November 17, 2008 10:33 pm

    I am here in the Stan Sheriff Center. I want to go to bed. 😀

    jm2375: Thanks for the idea — I went to Eastside Grill and had a wonderful chicken pasta dish for dinner.

  179. Hoohiki November 17, 2008 10:33 pm

    Somber day, today. My condolences to all who’s lost a loved one.

  180. Garret November 17, 2008 10:35 pm

    I loved getting to eat dinner (buffet!) on the deck of the USS Midway today…what perfect weather for that setting. Director of National Intelligence Michael McConnell gave a great speech during lunch, I was very impressed with him. MILCOM was very good today…but 13+ hours in a full suit was way too much for me.

  181. Garret November 17, 2008 10:36 pm

    The SEC’s allegations about Mark Cuban and insider trading sure look convincing.

    Here is the text from the SEC’s “statement of fact” in its allegation of insider trading by Mark Cuban. If the SEC’s reporting of the facts is true and complete, it certainly appears that Mark traded while in possession of material non-public information. According to John Carney, our resident securities attorney, to have committed insider trading, Mark also has to have broken a “duty of confidentiality.” Based on the way the SEC has told the story, it appears that this condition of the charge has been satisfied as well.

  182. Garret November 17, 2008 10:37 pm

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

    Japan is trying to revive its largest coral reef by planting baby corals growing on tiny ceramic beds.

  183. Hoohiki November 17, 2008 10:37 pm

    Wrong blog maybe…for these predictions…

    Punahou Division 1 Football Champs
    They’ve got the talent and they seem to be coming together at the right time.

    Lahainaluna Division 2 Football Champs
    They’ve got speed, strength, and discipline.

  184. Garret November 17, 2008 10:38 pm

    It will cost $21 million to repair the Large Hadron Collider, which has to be shut down for 8.5 months for repairs. A single poorly soldered connection caused the problem!

  185. Garret November 17, 2008 10:38 pm

    Somali pirates captured a Saudi oil tanker that might have held as much as two million barrels of oil!

  186. Garret November 17, 2008 10:38 pm

    Obama will apparently have to give up his Blackberry when he becomes President. Interesting that he plans to be the first President with a laptop computer…I thought that others would have had one already.

  187. Garret November 17, 2008 10:39 pm

    56-year-old North Carolina woman was told to stay away from a community center because they didn’t like the way she dirty danced. The town agreed to pay her $275,000 to not dance there!

  188. Pomai November 17, 2008 10:39 pm

    Just finished reading Ferd’s 17th column and the only thing I have got to say to the Warriors is do not, I say again do not believe a word that he has written, these two teams coming in this week and next are more dangerous that you can ever imagine, they are like rats that are backed into a corner, they are going to be fighting tooth an nail to beat you, to wipe out your chances to go to a bowl game, they have nothing to lose but everything to gain. Keep your focus on the game in front of you and don’t look past it. You have seen it before BSU/UTAH don’t let it happen again. FOCUS FOCUS FOCUS

  189. Garret November 17, 2008 10:40 pm

    Free play links pau.

  190. Jason November 17, 2008 10:40 pm

    Kazz is here! And so is the best baton twirler in the world. 😀

  191. Jason November 17, 2008 10:43 pm

    And chawan_cut has arrived as well.

    You can tell, I’m tired and bored.

    Interesting tidbit: the band members are in “sleep clothes.”

  192. al November 17, 2008 10:47 pm

    just curious….?
    who won the score contest last two games?
    er, were there any prizes?
    just wondering aloud?


  193. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER November 17, 2008 10:49 pm

    Have fun at the game, folks!

    MeiLing- Ted is offline for a few days as he does his visiting.

    Anyone interested in sitting together for the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl?

    I would like to make plane reservations while they are still cheap.

  194. Ralph November 17, 2008 10:51 pm

    SSC must be empty to be able to locate Kazz so easily

  195. jm2375 November 17, 2008 11:00 pm

    Jason – you’re welcome. Have fun @ the game. Hope you can stay awake.:D

  196. Jason November 17, 2008 11:01 pm

    Kazz is five seats away from me. 😀

    And I think that’s myki in her usual seat. And now sj-macro has joined her.

  197. 1surfahoutahwata November 17, 2008 11:02 pm

    It seems like as soon bess drops a couple of passes,all hell breaks loose.Its a good thing he caught that pass that help set up the winning field goal.Shows how much trust and faith the QB has in bess.Bess return game is ok.I think he fumble once.Not too shure.Keep up the good work bess.Showem how its done.

    I would like to see chad owens back hopefully soon.Arena, NFL anyone just play football.
    0oh a howzit everyone!!

  198. 1surfahoutahwata November 17, 2008 11:04 pm

    sheeez took me longtime 4 type dat one

  199. BG November 17, 2008 11:05 pm

    To the families who lost loved ones in the car accident…prayers for your consolement and strength, and shared tears for your loss.

  200. las vegas November 17, 2008 11:06 pm

    Deepest condolences to DPK and especially your son, may mama rest in peace.

  201. las vegas November 17, 2008 11:07 pm

    Birthday wishes to Ms. Diana, hope to meet you and Kekoa someday.

  202. Jason November 17, 2008 11:08 pm

    Billy V is having us practice our rally towel twirling. 😯

    Poor Idaho State, I think they have ten boosters here. That includes the one dude in an orange Boise State shirt.

  203. BG November 17, 2008 11:11 pm


    As you’ve seen…your Tsaiko Family is always here for you. “Be still sad heart and cease repining. Behind the clouds is the sun still shining…” Take care of yourself and do what you must.

  204. lab rat November 17, 2008 11:12 pm

    John L Smith????

    Is this the I don’t want to play at Hawaii guy???

    The coach who doesn’t like WAC refs????


    USU going to dump Brent for this guy???

  205. 1surfahoutahwata November 17, 2008 11:12 pm

    Hey jason,are you at the uh bb game?

  206. jm2375 November 17, 2008 11:15 pm

    So, did ESPN bring in their own broadcast team? Did we get the bottom of the barrel? 🙁

  207. Jason November 17, 2008 11:15 pm

    There are Jim and Traci Donovan behind the other basket. At least, I thought that was Traci. She disappeared. 😛

  208. Ralph November 17, 2008 11:16 pm

    St Mary’s is tooling Fresno State, they belong to the same conference as San Francisco..oops, the WAC taken to the wood shed by the West Coast Conference in preseason…

  209. Jason November 17, 2008 11:17 pm

    1surfah: Yep.

    Pau for today. See you tomorrow (at halftime?) …

  210. Ralph November 17, 2008 11:18 pm

    St Mary’s gym is not much bigger than a high school gym

  211. Jason November 17, 2008 11:18 pm

    Sorry, it’s Tracy, not Traci.

    I’m out.

  212. al November 17, 2008 11:21 pm

    eh jason, you supposed to be taking a head count of the rainbow dancers. whatsamatta you?

    the boy just left for the game.

  213. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER November 17, 2008 11:24 pm

    I wonder if the game will start on time. ESPN is showing the Fresno St. Mary’s game and there is still 4:10 left.

  214. 1surfahoutahwata November 17, 2008 11:24 pm

    aha!! which names espn broadcast team is demolishing

  215. jm2375 November 17, 2008 11:27 pm

    surfah – at least it’s not the fb team with all the polynesian names. only got the eastern european names. can’t imagine how they can mangle names like Lutu and Nitoto. 🙄

  216. 1surfahoutahwata November 17, 2008 11:32 pm

    wow!! you guys are true fans at the ssc.I wish i was there but with my pillow,blanket.Go straight to work from there.start 7:30am.

  217. 1surfahoutahwata November 17, 2008 11:35 pm

    lol!!! thats true. will see what happens.

  218. 1surfahoutahwata November 17, 2008 11:37 pm

    ok here we go.lets go bows!!

  219. 1surfahoutahwata November 17, 2008 11:41 pm

    its amis!not anus.

  220. madeinhawaii November 17, 2008 11:42 pm

    On SportsHawaii, someone posted that the Head Coach for New Mexico (MWC – not WAC) just quit. The Qback that was committed to go there was rumored to want to come to Hawaii, instead. Anyone remember who that was?

  221. 1surfahoutahwata November 17, 2008 11:42 pm

    ahhh turnovers.

  222. IjUsThEaRd November 17, 2008 11:44 pm

    shutter from Puna hoe.

  223. 1surfahoutahwata November 17, 2008 11:45 pm

    maybe Q.B from punahou.

  224. jm2375 November 17, 2008 11:46 pm

    sheesh. same old, same old. no defense of the 3, turnovers, bad passes, bad shot selection. arrrrrgh!

  225. 1surfahoutahwata November 17, 2008 11:50 pm

    He was on leahy an this morning(QB for puns).He gave a verbal to nm.

  226. jm2375 November 17, 2008 11:50 pm

    C’mon Jr. This ain’t the playground!!

  227. madeinhawaii November 17, 2008 11:50 pm

    Hmm.. maybe we should forget about that New Mexico QB and take a look at Cunningham… here.

  228. 1surfahoutahwata November 17, 2008 11:52 pm

    good cap!

  229. 1surfahoutahwata November 17, 2008 11:55 pm

    ahhh good steal.just dunkm!

  230. madeinhawaii November 17, 2008 11:56 pm


    ah.. well.. a local QB with height and talent would always be welcomed. Although the way the fans boo’ed Timmy, I wouldn’t want to see that repeated on any local QB, eh?

  231. jm2375 November 17, 2008 11:56 pm

    OK time for bed. Gotta be alert tomorrow. Got 3 hr show and tell by the execs and then, my performance review.

    See ya guys tomorrow. I’ll try to watch the game till I drift off to la-la land.

    Go Bows!

  232. 1surfahoutahwata November 17, 2008 11:59 pm

    idaho is doin good with are turnovers!

  233. 1surfahoutahwata November 18, 2008 12:07 am

    aloha jm.mih yah thats true.its really bad when they boo any body from UH team.hopefully are QBs that we got know got thick skin because theres a good chance of booing.

  234. 1surfahoutahwata November 18, 2008 12:10 am

    free throws can help.

  235. 1surfahoutahwata November 18, 2008 12:12 am


  236. 1surfahoutahwata November 18, 2008 12:14 am

    sounds like were in a different country.

  237. longdistance808 November 18, 2008 12:27 am

    Been a while.

    Just being the insomniac that I can be on work nights. After channel-surfing for a bit I was hoping to land on Sportscenter. Found Hawaii basketball instead. Nice.

  238. longdistance808 November 18, 2008 12:29 am

    looks like there’s who chose bed instead of the Stan Sherriff.

  239. 1surfahoutahwata November 18, 2008 12:31 am

    damn past 12! go to tomorrow/ gonna dream hawaii wins with no turnovers!when i wake up,no rain no chickens crow no traffic.sheez i hope my dream come true.aloha!go bows!!

  240. Committed Road Warrior November 18, 2008 2:01 am

    A win’s a win’s a win. Overall it didn’t look pretty but we’ll take it for the first victory of the season.

    Chawan_cut, you stay on TV cheering during the OT session!

  241. Mike November 18, 2008 2:13 am

    Geez, what a day. I didn’t know Luke, but all of my nieces’ friends are great people. As you might have read in today’s story, Luke and his group spent the previous day feeding the homeless in SF.

    DPK, all good thoughts to you and your family. Your son must have gone through a lot these last few months, but I’m sure that once the grief subsides he’ll value the time he got to spend with his mother. Not everyone gets to give back to their parents for their love and care.

    Condolences to Pete Newell’s family a friends. Had the pleasure of eating lunch with him many years ago after one his Big Man Camps. Great basketball brain and a real gentleman.

    Happier days on the way…

  242. Committed Road Warrior November 18, 2008 2:27 am

    I don’t know if it was just me, but it’s funny how the players seemed to be a tad sluggish yet the refs appeared to be in mid-season form. 🙄

    Anyways, it’s 5am here. Off to sleep.

    Before I sign off, condolences to Luke’s family, the Newells, and DPK and family on their losses. I know these are hard to endure. Just take things one day at a time.


  243. Jason November 18, 2008 2:32 am

    Great game! Also in attendance was Rob25. Sorry if I missed anyone else.

    Good night!

  244. chawan_cut November 18, 2008 2:47 am


  245. wafan November 18, 2008 4:04 am

    After the win this morning it is going to certainly be a fine morning!!!

  246. wafan November 18, 2008 4:06 am

    Pomai . . .

    38 – 28 Warriors, of course!

    Thanks much.

  247. wafan November 18, 2008 4:08 am

    Funny Audi commercial with the naked tree. HA!

  248. wafan November 18, 2008 4:11 am

    Whoo-hoo!!! Target is cutting their prices to match Wal-Mart.

    I like Target much more than Wally World.

    When is Hawai’i’s Target scheduled to open?

  249. wafan November 18, 2008 4:14 am

    As if the US does not have enough problems. You can now order Domino’s pizza through your TiVo.

    I wonder who or what answers the door?

  250. mctruck November 18, 2008 6:09 am

    To da big, DPK..

    I’ve personally known too many people who have succumed?, to cancer, including my own mother whom I nursed until her death, so I don’t envy no body’s grief including yours my friend. Be well and live for the deceased so you can convey to others their goodness, and preserve their memories. KEEP WELL YOUR HEART MY FRIEND.

  251. myki November 18, 2008 6:23 am

    Good morning to all! I’m still enjoying this mornings terrific win by the BB team in OT.

    Jason you missed Mei ling, Stretch and Sleeaz. I didn’t see Mama Stretch. sj is still asleep so I guess we’re not going to make FB practice this morning.

    Have a great day !

  252. mp November 18, 2008 6:24 am


    UH 45 – Idaho 17

    GO WARRIORS!!!!!

  253. d1島 November 18, 2008 6:32 am

    Great Morning All!

    Terrific reading about the Bball teams first “W”! 🙂
    Hope my DVR caught it all.

    Been at work for 2+ hours already.
    Hope Stretch got up in time for his flight. Depends on if they were serving beeru at the game or not. 😆

  254. d1島 November 18, 2008 6:33 am


    62 – 13 d1shima

    I not as optimistic as Homey 😉

  255. brew808 November 18, 2008 6:44 am


    New blog…. 😀

  256. elchinas December 31, 2008 12:19 pm


    Great job. But not enought info. Where can i read more?

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