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Special thanks to Ryan Mouton and Davone Bess for serving as guests on today’s Warrior Beat Show. Also big thanks to Colt Brennan for making a guest appearance. OK, Esme, that’s six times you’ve missed meeting Colton.

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When spring practice ended a couple of months ago, Brashton Satele weighed 264 pounds, and the UH coaches plotted his move from middle linebacker to defensive end.
But Satele then went to train with conditioning coach Chad Ikei in Arizona. After a brashmonth of intense workouts and a strict diet, Satele lost more than 20 pounds while improving his speed and strength.
Yesterday, he weighed 239.
Here’s how he did it:
A new approach.
“I went to Arizona, and Chad changed my whole mental thought about working out, eating. I feel great. I feel the best I’ve ever felt in my life.”
In the beginning …
“The first day I got up there, I was like: ‘What did I get myself into?’ After a week, it got better.”
Thoughts for food.
“The best thing I did was to get off the island, to get away from Hawai‘i food, the white rice. Chad got me on a good diet. I got rid of the sugars, and cut down on carbs. I substitute brown rice for white rice. I eat chicken, steak, salmon. I bake the chicken. Nothing fried. I started to like it once I saw the changes to my body. I got addicted to it.”
And there it went.
“The first week, I lost 10 pounds. I started to plateau. Chad started to switch up the phases (of workouts). He gave a new phase, and I dropped another 10. Today, I weigh 239. I lost 25 pounds but I gained strength.”
Strength in numbers.
“Even when I’m lifting, it’s all super sets. It’s good. A couple of them are seven exercises in one set.”
Workout buddies.
“There were NFL guys there, like Aaron Francisco, Louis Holmes from Tampa Bay, Wendell Bryant from Arizona.”
The heat is on.
“It was hot. It was like a blow dryer in your face the whole time. Sometimes we ran indoors. But we ran outdoors, too. It averaged 110. Chad would make us run during the hottest time of the day, between noon and 2 o’clock. It was the best investment I ever made.”

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Brashton Satele, defensive end Liko Satele, offensive lineman Raphael Ieru and linebacker Blaze Soares worked on agility drills yesterday afternoon.

blazer1Blaze Soares

brash2Brashton Satele

likoLiko Satele

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Jake Ingram, now the long-snapper for the New England Patriots, and his successor at UH, younger brother Luke Ingram, worked out yesterday at Cooke/Ching field.

brosJake and Luke

jakeluke1Jake snapping to Luke

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Happy birthday to Allie Tsai.


  1. ai-eee-soos July 14, 2009 12:31 am


  2. ai-eee-soos July 14, 2009 12:33 am

    So does Satele move back to MLB ?

  3. ai-eee-soos July 14, 2009 12:35 am

    Blaze looking FIT !!!

  4. ai-eee-soos July 14, 2009 12:36 am

    Anymore commits ?

  5. Stephen Tsai July 14, 2009 12:36 am

    I’m thinking that at 239, he’s looking more like a middle linebacker.

  6. Stephen Tsai July 14, 2009 12:37 am

    Word on the street is Mana Lolotai is looking beastly, too.

  7. Stephen Tsai July 14, 2009 12:37 am

    There won’t be any solid commits for at least another week.

  8. ai-eee-soos July 14, 2009 12:37 am

    I really liked that Sean Shigematsu committed – great prospect.

  9. al July 14, 2009 12:38 am

    so is braston making a statement with his weight loss?
    does he want to reclaim his middle linebacker slot?

    he seems too light for de now.

    he would be a great guest in the future.

  10. Stephen Tsai July 14, 2009 12:39 am

    The agility drill is kind of cool. They start off in a prone position, then they jump up, and go through the obstacle of pads.

  11. Stephen Tsai July 14, 2009 12:39 am

    He’s making a statement.

  12. al July 14, 2009 12:40 am

    oops…that’s not the first time you answered my question just moments before asking.

  13. al July 14, 2009 12:41 am

    did liko go up with his brother?

  14. al July 14, 2009 12:42 am

    blaze looks “tick”.
    maybe he could audition for de?

  15. Stephen Tsai July 14, 2009 12:45 am

    Blaze is under 240, too.

  16. al July 14, 2009 12:45 am

    aren’t we thin at de?

    brashton, if he could stay injury free, could make quite a statement. if i recall he ran a 4.6/4.7 40 coming out of hs.

    the competition at mlb just got better. its supposed to be like that.

    and then there’s gdl who will either remind us of solly or make us forget about solly in the years to come.

  17. Stephen Tsai July 14, 2009 12:45 am

    Liko didn’t go to Arizona.
    But Brashton is sharing Chad Ikei’s tips here.

  18. Stephen Tsai July 14, 2009 12:46 am

    I saw Chizzy returning punts yesterday. He looks pretty fast.

  19. Stephen Tsai July 14, 2009 12:48 am

    I think the defense will be fine. You’ve got to see Aaron Brown. He’s built like a linebacker, but he’s very fast.

  20. al July 14, 2009 12:48 am

    perhaps they could rotate blaze and brash at outside lb. our version of “the bash brothers.”

    they could wreak havoc from the left side, “strong side”. that would work keeping two of a kind coming each play and it could ease the injury bug that they both go through.

  21. Stephen Tsai July 14, 2009 12:50 am

    Funny you used that term, Al.
    Blaze called Brashton and Liko the Bash Brothers.

  22. al July 14, 2009 12:51 am

    okay…i guess i should stroll over to catch a few practices.

    what are they gonna do with lametrius davis? he is such a specimen he has got to start somewhere.

    oh yah, chizzy will make you dizzy. and the little dude can out squat most linemen.

  23. Stephen Tsai July 14, 2009 12:53 am

    Davis is still a tweener. They really like the idea of a big corner.

  24. Stephen Tsai July 14, 2009 12:54 am

    The linemen do most of their workouts in the morning.
    There’s a group that should be out there at 3 today.

  25. al July 14, 2009 12:55 am

    it just seemed natural that they be the bash brothers aka mighty ducks.

    good to see alex green’s name on the roster.

    so, where’s kainoa’s name?
    manu and maleapeai are greyshirts huh?

    did powel pass the sat? or is he going to west oahu as rumored?

  26. al July 14, 2009 12:56 am

    we actually have a bevy of talent in the defensive backfield don’t we?

  27. ai-eee-soos July 14, 2009 12:57 am

    ST – yesterday you mentioned a punter.

    Was he Alex Donnachie (sp) ?

    Was that punter booming them high, with a long hang time ?

  28. al July 14, 2009 12:57 am

    wait….. 3 am?

  29. al July 14, 2009 12:59 am

    happy birthday allie!

    (nice name btw)
    wasn’t that the name of the leading lady in “the notebook”?

  30. al July 14, 2009 1:02 am

    speaking of mouton… just got to love that kid. he is always smiling and up beat. and he professes his love for the islands just like colt all the time.

    i think he will be a long time great in the nfl. we really didn’t get to see the real deal during his two years here due to injuries and position juggling.

  31. al July 14, 2009 1:04 am

    is it my imagination or are the guys really putting in the work this year?

    i am thinking that we will be the surprise of wac this year.
    i am thinking that many of the recruits will contribute very much.
    i am thinking that guys like ray hisatake will have breakout years.

  32. Ralph July 14, 2009 1:20 am

    Happy Birthday Allie….Tsai is a Mets fan, but the only Allie I remember is Allie Reynolds, Yankees…Wena must have picked the name.

  33. Ralph July 14, 2009 1:26 am

    Okay, the word is out, no swap meet on game day… good work JD, your legacy continues… 🙂 just win

  34. ai-eee-soos July 14, 2009 1:28 am

    Good Luck to Jake Ingram.

  35. al July 14, 2009 1:30 am

    allie reynolds…..!
    i wasn’t even born.

  36. al July 14, 2009 1:30 am

    is it allie short for allison?

  37. Ralph July 14, 2009 1:38 am

    Allie Reynolds…..Cherokee Native from Oklahoma..

  38. paperchampion July 14, 2009 2:04 am

    Nice that Brashton dropped so much.

    I am concerned though, why did Brashton have to go all the way to Arizona to learn about eating healthy?

    Cutting out sugar, no white rice, no salt, salmon, steak, eggs, fish, turkey, chicken for protein……………………….that is basic bodybuilding nutrition.

    Shouldn’t Hawaii’s strength coaches be mapping out a nutrition plan for the team, especially for the O-lineman???

    Just shocking.

  39. Stretch July 14, 2009 4:13 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    Happy Birthday to Aunty Allie!!

    Everyone have a good day

  40. Garret July 14, 2009 4:21 am

    Happy Birthday Allie Tsai!

  41. Garret July 14, 2009 4:23 am

    It is great that Brashton lost the 25 pounds and got into such great condition this offseason. I hope that he can maintain that regimen away from Arizona, as UH will have two great options at MLB now. That will be a position to watch in camp, as both candidates will be worthy of a starting role and will be hungry for the job.

  42. Garret July 14, 2009 4:25 am

    I’m happy that the swap meet will not operate during game days…tailgating can return and hopefully that will improve attendance at games.

  43. Garret July 14, 2009 4:27 am

    Some interesting stats from this study of college football over the previous 5 seasons.

    To be a little more descriptive the table below is a breakdown of every* 1a school’s record over the last 5 (2004-2008) seasons. I wasn’t able to find a summary of the data like this anywhere so I created it myself.

    Boise State is head and shoulders above the WAC, but their 55-9 (38-2) record looks weak when you see they are only 4-5 against the AP Top 25. The same can be said for WVU’s 50-13 (26-8) and 5-7 and Wisconsin’s 47-17 (26-14) and 5-12 records.

    Tulsa, Navy and Hawaii all have won more games than Florida State.

  44. roysan16 July 14, 2009 4:35 am

    Excuse me for asking, but direct me to the link that the swap meet has vacated on game days.

  45. roysan16 July 14, 2009 4:48 am

    As of this writing

    Of course this paper: Swap meet *may* vacate stadium for University of Hawaii games

    The other papers news section says it’s a forgone conclusion. The stadium authority voted in favor of removing the swap meet on game days.

  46. Mo808 July 14, 2009 5:00 am

    Good morning Tsaikos! Liz I’m here! Happy Birthday Allie Tsai! Great news about Brashton! Looks like the defense will be exciting–conditioning and nutrition really makes a difference in performance!

  47. Mo808 July 14, 2009 5:04 am

    If the swap meet is REALLY gone on game days, it will make for a better FB experience for fans!

  48. djmitcho July 14, 2009 5:09 am

    Good Morning All! Hope everyone has a good day. Happy Birthday Allie!

  49. letsgowarriors July 14, 2009 5:10 am

    if brashton can stay around ~235, why dont the coaches move mana lolotai to outside!

  50. Loa July 14, 2009 5:23 am

    morning gang!

    Happy Birthday Allie!

  51. Loa July 14, 2009 5:25 am

    Brashton looking good
    hope his training and diet experience can benefit the other boys too

  52. letsgowarriors July 14, 2009 5:39 am

    i guess ieru is working hard for a big season.

  53. NYUH July 14, 2009 5:51 am

    ST getting soft? What’s with the shoutout for non-UH grad Kaluka Maiava? j/k

  54. d1島 July 14, 2009 5:54 am

    Great Morning All!

    Happy Birthday Allie!

  55. whitey July 14, 2009 5:55 am

    good morning tsaikos. happy birthday allie

  56. d1島 July 14, 2009 6:00 am


    Good point.
    Sometimes the Daddy-Uncle Syndrome can explain stuff like that.
    No matter how much sense “Daddy” makes, it’s not until “Uncle” says the same thing that “Jr.” listens!
    Another thing is that Brashton said, “It was the best investment I ever made.” Perhaps with his own cash invested, things seemed more pertinent?

  57. d1島 July 14, 2009 6:03 am

    ….whatever the reason, it’s great to see Brashton in such great shape!

  58. Kekoa (iPhone) July 14, 2009 6:16 am

    *Happy Birthday Morning Allie Tsai!*

  59. d1島 July 14, 2009 6:27 am

    Have a terrific day erryboddy!

    Try get brown rice in your plate lunch today.


  60. BigWave96744 July 14, 2009 6:29 am

    Happy Birthday to Allie and Warrior Oline Andrew Faaumu

  61. jm2375 July 14, 2009 6:30 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!!

    Happy bday to Allie Tsai.

    Looks like the lb corps will rival last year’s unit. Can’t wait to see them bash the opposing backfield to the ground. 😀

    Long day at work today…

  62. Pauoa Boy July 14, 2009 6:42 am

    Question for Davone Bess…

    It’s obvious you proved that you should have been drafted, you are no doubt the best receiver on the Dolphins. Who would you rather catch passes from, Colt Brennan or Chad Pennington? What do you think of the possibility of you and Colt making it to the Pro Bowl and playing in Hawaii again or better yet the same team in the NFL? You are going to be on my Fantasy Football team by the way, good luck this year!

    Question for Ryan Mouton…

    Has Coach Fisher mentioned anything about you returning kicks this year and what kind of impact do you think you can make on special teams? Also, with you added to the secondary the Titans defense will definitely be on my Fantasy Football team!

    Question for both Davone and Ryan…

    Do you play fantasy football at all and if so who would be your first pick and why?

  63. Da Punchbowl Kid July 14, 2009 7:17 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂

    Great news about Brashton. I agree with posters above who say it looks like we’re seeing some real of season commitment this summer. Can’t wait for the season.

    No questions for Ryan or Davone, just want to wish them all the best and congrats on doing so well thus far.

  64. Da Punchbowl Kid July 14, 2009 7:18 am

    Happy Birthday, Ms Allie!

  65. Stephen Tsai July 14, 2009 7:33 am

    You’ve seen my midsection.
    I’ve been soft for years.

  66. warriorfanny2 July 14, 2009 7:37 am

    Good for Brash, but it has to make one wonder about UH trainers teaching diet. In the programs I have monitored nationally, diet plays an important role, esp with OLM. Trainers do not want weight gains that add fat rather than muscle mass. There is monitoring and body content testing.
    It all goes together to have a well conditioned and healthy body.

  67. warriorfanny2 July 14, 2009 7:43 am

    ST, u must contradistinquish betw OLM and DLM.
    We are keenly interested in the OLM and their work outs, in particular, sprints, agility, run conditioning, aerobic exercises, on a weekly basis.

  68. Richie July 14, 2009 7:43 am

    It’s great that Brashton made the commitment to get in top shape. Most college athletes would not be able to attend a conditioning program in Arizona with Chad Ikei so it is good that he had the opportunity and made the best of it. I am wondering, however, if the coaches will want him to add more weight now that they’ve moved him to DE as 239 lbs. is pretty light for that position.

  69. Stephen Tsai July 14, 2009 7:48 am

    You’re welcome to go to the morning workouts and document them. I still have a camera for you. You might even get their early enough to join Myki and sjmacro.

  70. A-House July 14, 2009 7:51 am

    A most happy birfday to Ms Allie from your neighbors!!!

  71. Stephen Tsai July 14, 2009 7:54 am

    By the way, for clarification, a “trainer” at UH is athletic trainer, as in medical staff.
    There are strength and conditioning coaches.
    But, no, UH does not have a nutritionist, if that’s what some might believe.
    Chad Ikei is an overall trainer whose specialties include serving as a nutritionist. Because he works with a small group, he can have tailor-made programs for his clients.
    UH does offer overall guidelines — avoid sweets, cut down on carbs — but not a personalized diet for the more than 500 athletes.

  72. warriorfanny2 July 14, 2009 7:55 am

    Turnberry weather forecast calls for rain, wind along the N Ayrshire coast as it appears a nasty front is moving in across the Irish Sea.
    Thursday: Foggy with light rain developing later in the day. High 64F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
    Friday: Light rain and fog. Highs in the mid 60s and lows in the low 50s.
    Saturday: Rain. Highs in the low 60s and lows in the low 50s.

    “You cant fake it on this course”, said Tiger Woods.
    If the wind is blowing and you get the cross-winds it will be a challenge to put the ball in play”, he added.
    Woods has gotten in 3 rounds of practice with his caddie Steve Williams as he prepares for the open on Thursday.
    Tiger will be Teeing-off at 10:09 pm (HST) on WED.

  73. warriorfanny2 July 14, 2009 8:03 am

    Gee, get rid of dead weight, like mcNamara and hire a good trainer–that would benefit our athletes and put them on equal footin w the rest of the NCAA D1A world. Seems tragic to discover in your 5th year after travelling to another continental venue, that u have been eating wrong at UH for for 4 years….so much for manuals. lol.

  74. Stephen Tsai July 14, 2009 8:10 am

    You’re right. UH could use one.
    But when you’re not selling out sporting events and state funding is decreasing …

  75. Slugger July 14, 2009 8:10 am

    Hey, Allie, Happy Birthday!

    Good day to da Tsaikos!

  76. jm2375 July 14, 2009 8:12 am

    re nutritionists – might be a good “rotation” for the FSHN students.

  77. Stephen Tsai July 14, 2009 8:15 am

    Another mis-description at UH, I think, is the term marketing. I think we all assume marketing means promotions. But marketing has become more of the money-raising branch, such as corporate sponsorships, etc. In that regard, McNamara does a very good job.
    But UH doesn’t have a lot of toys to play with. To promote games, it’s pretty much left with offering various discounts — two-for-ones, bring-a-date, military, etc. UH probably needs a full-on promoter. Hire Tom Moffatt?

  78. Stephen Tsai July 14, 2009 8:16 am

    Or maybe UH needs to hire Kekoa, SteveM, BG or Al as a promoter.

  79. letsgowarriors July 14, 2009 8:25 am

    stephen, can u confirm the whereabouts of tj alofipo?

  80. warriorfanny2 July 14, 2009 8:26 am

    ST, sorry, that’s an excuse….the economy wasnt always bad—fact is UH has never put into place a bonfide training program. The facts support that contention.
    Colt wasnt eating well last year and lost weight. raphael Ieru admitted to not training and gaining weight. the list goes on. last year our OL was not in shape during camp and their results speak volumes. having something on paper, like a manual is one thing, but means nothing unless enforced and monitored.
    You dont have to have plasma TVs in your lockerrooms to have a qualified trainer.
    So far we have seen athletes scaling 12-foot fences to practice on their own, others leaving Hawaii to receive better training tips on the mainland and the ones that stay, prolly gain weight. At Michigan, the ones that left after Rodriques arrived, departed becz the training was too rigorous. We seem to have a reversal here, athletes going away so they can get better training….sad.

  81. warriorfanny2 July 14, 2009 8:52 am

    With only 15 clubs allowed in the bag, most players in the British Open at the Ailsa course in Turnberry will be only carrying a wood or two, most likely a driver.
    The strategy is to hit the ball low, below the wind streams and hope to stay inside Ailsa links narrow and undulating fairways.
    Last week a golf tournament was played here and 442 balls were lost.

    No wonder Tiger has been using alot of his irons off the TEE in his three practice rounds.
    “this tournament is going to be won on the TEE”, said #3 world-ranked Paul Casey.
    “If you can keep it in the fairways you have a shot at the green”, he said.

  82. J-Dog July 14, 2009 9:02 am

    re: #18

    so I wonder who’s the candidates to return punts this season? Chizzy? Jovonte Taylor? I think I heard Dustin Blount’s name mentioned.

    It was a weak spot for UH and I thought our punt returns would be good last season with mike washington back there, but that was not the case.

  83. J-Dog July 14, 2009 9:14 am


    the club count limit is 14 not 15.

  84. Stretch July 14, 2009 9:17 am

    wf2 – everything takes money and RIGHT NOW money is non-existant. true, maybe in the PAST, they should have hired a nutritionist with the economy better but we all know how HF handled UHAD. Until Athletics makes more money to cover the basic needs of the atheletes, having full time nutritionist is not a top priority although it would be beneficial.

    And please don’t tell me unless a coach, trainer, or nutrionist tells the players, that they don’t know burgers/fries, plate lunches, pizza, etc are NOT helping them prepare for the season. Training during the off season shows the players committment to the program.

  85. labrat July 14, 2009 9:30 am

    Allie Lauter

    Muhammad Allie

    Happy Birthday Allie.

  86. SteveM July 14, 2009 9:34 am

    Good morning everyone!


  87. wafan July 14, 2009 9:56 am

    Good morning, all!

  88. madeinhawaii July 14, 2009 10:01 am

    Happy Birthday Allie Tsai…

    239 lbs is adequate for D1.. but maybe not the next level. If he’s stonger, has more confidence and can back that up with talent, weight won’t matter. Being “good” is what will matter.

  89. wafan July 14, 2009 10:03 am

    Happy birthday Allie!

  90. homey ℞ July 14, 2009 10:07 am

    Happy birthday A. Tsai.

  91. homey ℞ July 14, 2009 10:08 am

    Looks like the MLB position is in good hands, no matter who starts there.

  92. Kekoa July 14, 2009 10:11 am

    Question for Davone and Ryan:

    Could you both devise a special hand signal for the Tsaiko’s after every TD? [Something like a *T* Shaka].

    We have been your biggest fans since you were knee high to Stephen Tsai. Congratulations on making it to the NFL.

    Go Warriors!

  93. d1島 July 14, 2009 10:13 am

    No ?’s for Davone and RGM.

    Just a big Mahalo and Aloha! 🙂

  94. d1島 July 14, 2009 10:15 am

    Note to LizK and assorted Tsaikettes

    per pbshawaii on tweetah:
    CB on Leahey and Leahey tomw. night.

  95. Kekoa July 14, 2009 10:17 am

    Howzit Homey! ~ In post #92 I was kona use you for the measurement, but I don’t think those guys were ever that short.

  96. Kekoa July 14, 2009 10:19 am

    Oh shoots! I just opened it up for Big C to pounce on you Homes…e kala mai!

  97. Loa July 14, 2009 10:20 am

    Question for Davone and Ryan:

    did you purchase anything special with your first NFL paycheck?

  98. GOuh July 14, 2009 10:20 am

    I commend Brashton and Mana for taking the initiative to better themselves as athletes.

    But what a bummer, that our local boys can’t get the same conditioning and nutrition advice at home. Hawaii obviously does not have the knowledge to keep the boys home, and in shape. Maybe the strength coach and other coaches should see how much progress has been made. They need to either FIRE the strength coach because our boys are big, but sloppy. Not in top shape. All of them want to play, and be strong, and healthy, but can’t with mediocre workouts.

    This is a statement to coach Mack.

    Lolotai and Satele will be an asset to defense.

    Thanks Chad Ikei ( a local boy I believe)

  99. Loa July 14, 2009 10:22 am

    Question for Davone and Ryan:

    who was your role model growing up? and why?

  100. Loa July 14, 2009 10:24 am

    i recall Chad Ikei holding the bench press world record back in the day, triple his bodyweight or very close to it

  101. Kekoa July 14, 2009 10:26 am

    So D-1 ~ A local girl could be described as being a “Tweetah” if she were a “Tweetie.” 😎

  102. Loa July 14, 2009 10:29 am

    Kekoa – howzit! 😆

  103. Colomaohana July 14, 2009 10:33 am

    Happy Birthday, Allie!

    Famous “Allie’s” I remember:

    “Kate & Allie” ~ ’80’s sitcom with Susan St. James and Jane Curtain

    Ally Sheedy ~ from the Breakfast Club and St. Elmo’s Fire, even War Games

    Ally Mcbeal ~ Calista Flockhart….need I say more…

    Howzit, to the rest of the Tsai-ko gang!

  104. homey ℞ July 14, 2009 10:34 am

    Kekoa – #95, yes they were.

  105. Colomaohana July 14, 2009 10:38 am


    Bwuahahaha…DANG!! Maaaa-halo!

    BTW: check your email.

  106. Colomaohana July 14, 2009 10:40 am

    Kekoa: re #101…I guess I should starting using Twitter then, huh?

  107. jojo ® July 14, 2009 10:41 am

    Happy Birthday Allie!

    Stephen Tsai can you pass my message to Mr. Bess that jeje didn’t get his message and if he could message him to the email jnjtom (at) hawaiiantel (dot) net ?

    I actually am having thoughts about attending a different football game, maybe one in Jacksonville against the Titans….but I love the JETS!

    HI LOA!

  108. Kekoa July 14, 2009 10:41 am

    Another Question for DB & RM:

    What do you consider your greatest achievement at UH?…and can you tell us how it made you feel?

  109. Loa July 14, 2009 10:42 am

    one for Jason:
    Allison Janey – CJ Cregg of the West Wing

  110. Loa July 14, 2009 10:45 am

    hiya jojo ® ! did you finish your drawings?

  111. koakane™ July 14, 2009 10:45 am

    morning to all tsaiko and tsaikettes this wonderful morning 8)

    good to hear 😀 some of the warriors are taking the off seasoning conditioning seriously and preparing for the upcoming 09 season. looking forward to see how much was talk or really work outs. time will tell. if they are truly working their arses off the d should be flying all over the place. damn shaded of past warrior defenses that terrorized the old WAC whoootahhhh

    today at 2pm on channel 2 will be the all start game so catch local boy shane who will be starting in center field.

    took a visit to see pop at tripler yesterday. very anxious to head home and eat regular fuuud. actually he just wants them to salt it some. still sharp as ever.

    with the union offering a 5% cut (just like the state leadership) waiting to hear what the gov will be doing. seems what is fair for some should be fair for all. the drama prolongs

    hippo birdie 2 ewe allie

  112. koakane™ July 14, 2009 10:48 am

    whoa cohana that yu on #’s103, 105, 106. you raised from the dead eh.

  113. Tombo Ahi July 14, 2009 10:54 am

    I think most of the players do know about proper nutrition, but there must be more of an incentive to stick to a strict diet when you’re paying someone to hold your nose to the grindstone. Some say that loco mocos are more addictive than nicotine.

  114. Colomaohana July 14, 2009 11:00 am

    yes, koakane…been busy….for once…hahahah!!

    Hello….how youuuuuuuuuu

  115. homey ℞ July 14, 2009 11:05 am

    Never smoked a loco moco…

  116. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc July 14, 2009 11:07 am

    It’s not just football players – or, for that matter, all athletes – who need to look at what they eat and how often. But then I’m not the one qualified to preach on this subject since my Four Basic Food Groups are sugar, caffeine, chocolate, and butter.

    However, I think that it might be a good project for UH Athletic Supporters to consider raising the funds to retain the services of a nutritionist as a full-time consultant.

    Realistically, that would cost between $75,000 & $85,000 a year. That is quite doable by creating a fund drive through Koa Anuenue.

    Why not put on quarterly community HI-5 drives which could raise as much as $15,000 a year if properly advertised and supported. Bi-monthly ones would bring in about $23,000. Other special events and contribution drives could cover the rest.

    Perhaps this issue could be raised with Jim Donovan and the coaches if there’s any interest amongst the fans to pitch in.

    OFF-SPORTS TOPIC – Another upcoming community event

    Hawaii-Powered Clean Energy Festival

    Saturday, July 18, 2009
    12 Noon to 5pm
    The Waterfront at Aloha Tower Marketplace (at base of the historic Aloha Tower)


    This family friendly event will feature:

    Exhibitors and vendors presenting innovative and future clean energy solutions

    Drawings for over 100 clean energy related prizes including a two night stay at the Westin Moana Surfrider Resort and Spa, an Aloha e-bike electric bicycle, and a Sunetric home solar hot water system

    Live music by Henry Kapono, Brother Noland, and more on a stage powered by bio-diesel

    Free CFLs for incandescent light bulbs exchange program

    Bio-fuel powered bouncers for the kids plus a video corner featuring Climate Cartoons, opportunities for Scouts to earn Energy Merit Badges, and a photo op with Curious George

    Local eco-friendly food vendors


    A program featuring a recap of the progress that Hawai`i has made towards becoming energy-independent

    Exhibitors will be showcasing clean energy products and technologies including a ‘how to make your own bio-diesel’ demonstration, a solar cooking demonstration and a display of the new Tesla Roadster, a fully electric sports car that can go from 0-60 in 3.9 seconds and travel 240 miles on a single charge.

    Applications will be available for “Hawaii Homes-Unplugged” – a locally- produced reality television show. The show will feature two families whose homes will be given” energy makeovers” to make them more energy efficient and reduce their carbon footprints. Anyone can be a candidate!

    For additional information, contact Francois Rogers at or call 808 753-1330 or go to


    Off to a friend’s office to watch/listen to today’s program. Have a good, if not great day – and Happy Birthday Allie.

  117. al July 14, 2009 11:09 am

    you can lead a horse to water, but, you can’t force em to drink.

    while many are bitching and moaning about nutrition, nutritionist, etc. all of which don’t mean a darn thing. even if you had these resources, the bottom line is, if the particpants don’t participate 100% it ain’t gonna happen.

    brashton is a prime example, and hopefully will be the guy to say, “look at me….you can do it,too.” he is the example, the “prove it”.

    got to want it for anything to happen.

  118. al July 14, 2009 11:10 am

    so wassupdoc….how long did it take you to write your thesis?

  119. al July 14, 2009 11:11 am

    good to see you homey…i was about to send the posse out to find you.

  120. al July 14, 2009 11:13 am

    koakane…i just gotta ask.

    “hippo birdie 2 ewe….” that just doesn’t fit you man. sounds more like something koamahu would say….

    …er, pardon my rudeness.

  121. Shauna July 14, 2009 11:14 am

    Just a reminder we’re still looking for a lot more questions for today’s Warrior Beat guests! Thanks!

  122. warriorfanny2 July 14, 2009 11:14 am

    #83. yep, ur correct, tiger was carrying 15 in his practice rounds and needed to decide which wood to dump.

  123. warriorfanny2 July 14, 2009 11:17 am

    #84. get a competent head trainer. Period. The benefits will show results–u just are not aware of what other programs incorporate….do more research.

  124. al July 14, 2009 11:21 am

    question for both ryan and davone…………

    what were the most significant things that influenced your decision to come to hawaii?

    when do you anticipate graduating and in which major?

  125. al July 14, 2009 11:26 am

    ryan mouton………..

    coming from katy, texas to honolulu, hawaii must have been quite challenging at first. the adjustment to the culture, community, language (pidgin), food, and all. was there a point in time that you may have questioned your decision to be a warrior?

  126. Pete July 14, 2009 11:28 am

    Good to hear that Brashton took the off-season seriously. I gotta think that it went cost him some $$. I mean airfare, housing, food plus whatever Ikei’s training for one month must be several grand. Who get that kind of money? Not all the UH guys can afford. I guess getting the individual help rather than being at UH with everybody else helps. Yeah, maybe we need a nutritionist. I don’t know about the strength coaches, if they good or bad, but maybe we do need to look at them too.

  127. bb July 14, 2009 11:29 am


    Tell us more about the clown impersonating you on twitter. Is there a potential lawsuit or other legal issues that will be addressed regarding all of this?

  128. koakane™ July 14, 2009 11:29 am

    hippo birdie 2 ewe….” that just doesn’t fit you man. sounds more like something koamahu would say….

    al to state it plainly it a jj question that should be posted to him. either that koamahu live is palolo valley and trying to throw everyone for a loop

  129. warriorfanny2 July 14, 2009 11:32 am

    #127 is being moderated….here we go again—-“fair n balanced” and censorship.

  130. homey ℞ July 14, 2009 11:33 am

    Mrs. A-House should be the voluntary nutritionist. She’ll slap you silly if she catches you eating grilled belly pork or as jojo says, pork belly.

  131. BG July 14, 2009 11:39 am


    Thanks Davone! You’re appreciated on many more levels than football.

    Knowing your popularity here, do you plan to return regularly? What’s the main reason to cross a continent and half an ocean to visit?

    BTW, the fund raisers you guys have been doing are way out AWESOME

  132. BG July 14, 2009 11:42 am


    What I said about Davone and the way he’s appreciated here is 100% applicable to you too!

    You were used in so many ways as a Warrior…offense, defense, corner, nickel, etc. Has this helped or hindered you in transition to the NFL?

  133. Mo808 July 14, 2009 11:44 am

    Question for Davone & Ryan

    What sports activity do you guys enjoy and participate in when it’s the off season?

  134. al July 14, 2009 11:48 am


    your journey to the nfl is the stuff that books are written about. have you ever entertained that possibility?

    and don’t forget who gets the first autographed copy.

  135. BG July 14, 2009 11:49 am


    Pennington is in the latter half of his career, I think. Would you go out of your way to hook up with Colt again? Or, do you think there are QB’s in waiting at Miami with Colt like qualities that would make you stay?

  136. BG July 14, 2009 11:51 am


    If you could add one thing to the Warrior program that you think would make a difference (facility, procedure, philosophy, etc), what would that be?

  137. SteveM July 14, 2009 11:52 am

    July 14th, 2009 at 11:11 am
    good to see you homey…i was about to send the posse out to find you.

    No need, Al. There’s a group of Tsaikettes who know where and when to find homey almost every night. 🙂

  138. al July 14, 2009 11:53 am


    when you verballed to hawaii, i was in shock. to think that a 4 star cornerback w/reported 4.28 speed would pick hawaii. i know you had a bunch of bumps and bruises while here. i know that as a total team player you were asked to fill in the gaps to make our defense work, safety, nickelback, slotback, and the like. in fact you rarely got to play your natural position, cornerback.

    i believe that you will have a long and illustrious career in the nfl as a cornerback.


  139. BG July 14, 2009 11:53 am

    Ryan and Davone

    If a whole section of fans stood up and did the Ha’a with the Warriors after the warm ups, what would the reaction be? From you…from the players?

  140. Stretch July 14, 2009 11:53 am

    Davone – what is some of the advice that you have given to Ryan since you have been in the NFL one season.

  141. al July 14, 2009 11:54 am

    ryan….last one.
    have you seen your brother, jacob patek lately and what is he up to these days?

  142. Shauna July 14, 2009 11:58 am

    Show starting now! Keep sending in your questions! 🙂

  143. Ai-Yah July 14, 2009 11:58 am

    July 14th, 2009 at 11:53 am
    Ryan and Davone
    If a whole section of fans stood up and did the Ha’a with the Warriors after the warm ups, what would the reaction be? From you…from the players?

    Either step up or give it up. Are you just going to wait for someone else to come out and say they are going to set up something to teach the fans? If you want it to happen, set up it up.

  144. koakane™ July 14, 2009 11:59 am

    wow beeeg desk, upped the budget

    really nice

  145. roysan16 July 14, 2009 12:03 pm


    I think in the last couple of years there’s a better attitude towards training. I heard a few of the coaches and players in interviews mention that the players are dedicating themselves to training harder. I’ve read detailed reports here that the players are training harder. I’ve gone to a few practices in the spring and I sizing up this coming years O-Linemen I thought if someone measured collectively the O-Linemen’s body fat index it’s probably the best in years. I remember (truthfully) the appearances of some of Coach Cavs O-Linemen carrying huge bags of rice under their jerseys. The current O-Linemen I don’t see this as much.

    I felt in games last year that the stamina of the O-Linemen could have been better. As often times I watched, they do well at times and then they seem to tire.

    I would ask Estes if he thinks if he sees 2007 team’s O-Line that went to the Sugar Bowl as being in better shape, condition and having greater stamina than the O-Line in the past couple of years, I’d bet he’d probably say no.

    I think the O-Linemen were traumatized and demoralized by being outplayed last year that it could accentuate that they were not on condition. I think this could add to the illusion that they were out of shape, too.

    Since Coach Mack has come aboard all I hear is that the players are training. And seemingly every day since the end of the season. From the super games up to the spring and now the summer all I read are references here that are posted that the players are working out.

    Finally, I think taking one isolated case, like Satele working out in Arizona and extrapolating from this that the conditioning regiment at UH is lagging is unfair.

  146. Stretch July 14, 2009 12:05 pm

    The show is at UH again… Is this going to be permanent?? I like better than at HA bldg. The whole set up is nicer.

  147. al July 14, 2009 12:10 pm

    while we are waiting…they should play that tune that jeopardy uses during the final question.

  148. al July 14, 2009 12:11 pm

    i have a question for bg…..

    do you have this burning desire to do the ha’a?
    perhaps you can lead a group during the tailgates just before we hit the stadium.


  149. haka July 14, 2009 12:12 pm

    In my mind, the bottom line is that in this day and age of communication and the process of information sharing, no one, especially aspiring athletes, should have to be told what is good and what is not good for improving and reaching their athletic potential. If an athlete wants to do it…just do it! If an athlete doesn’t want to do it…don’t do it! It all comes from within.

    You can lead an athlete to the water cooler, but you can’t make an athlete drink. Brashton decided he couldn’t do it without help and a temporary relocation so he made a concientious decision to do it. Having a personal trainer and forced meal selection is great. Now that he has a taste of dedication inspired success, he will easily transition that to a positive lifestyle change.

    The big question in my mind is, why do so many athletes wait until their senior year to make a strong commitment to excellence in preparation for their last season? The truly great athletes have the desire from day one and that is what separates the great athletes from the rest of the field.

    Success is derived from a burning desire within. You either want it or you don’t. For all incoming freshmen athletes, I say don’t wait until the end of your eligibility to see the light. That is potential lost. Want it! Want it now! Just do it!

    Go Warriors!

  150. BG July 14, 2009 12:15 pm


    no, i don’t have a burning desire to do the ha’a. I’d rather watch the players do it. But, as a fan, I am looking for ways to let the players know that the fans are behind them. my problem is having the creativity in thinking up new and easy ways to do things

  151. al July 14, 2009 12:20 pm

    bg……you sure?

  152. BG July 14, 2009 12:29 pm

    al…i love you too…and that’s no lie

  153. BG July 14, 2009 12:30 pm


    I apologize if I’m irritating you…please feel free to skip over my posts. But, since you have been reading them, do you recall if I’ve ever asked anyone to make the activity happen? No, you haven’t. My purpose in bringing it up is to remind someone of their commitment which was made and not acted on so far. In the interim, I’m going directly to the people who should have the thumbs up or thumbs down…the players. If they like it, then it’s time to ask permission from the coaches, and so on. Does that sound like a plan to you? thanks

  154. roysan16 July 14, 2009 12:32 pm

    the shows video and audio quality is A+

  155. roysan16 July 14, 2009 12:33 pm

    lighting A+

  156. roysan16 July 14, 2009 12:34 pm

    costume and design A+

    ST wearing a new shirt

  157. roysan16 July 14, 2009 12:35 pm

    ST got a haircut?

  158. haka July 14, 2009 12:37 pm

    i just noticed your #117 post. we obviously share a view on this. go warriors!

  159. jojo ® July 14, 2009 12:39 pm

    pork belly, beef belly, ahi belly

    it’s all belly!

  160. koakane™ July 14, 2009 12:39 pm

    really great show and with guest appearance by colt so cooooool

  161. jojo ® July 14, 2009 12:43 pm

    I think ST doesn’t want to pass my message along…oh well

  162. jojo ® July 14, 2009 12:45 pm

    Loa, they were late…ahhhhh but now they’re finished!

  163. PowderPuff July 14, 2009 12:45 pm

    Happy lunch hour, Tsaikos. PP is not very happy because the IT gremlins are back and can’t watch the WB Show live. I am going to sic Jack on them. I REALLY wanted to see the show as Mouton is my hero!!! I’ll have to catch up later after I take Jack to chew out the IT gremlins.

  164. al July 14, 2009 12:46 pm

    haka….we seem to share a lot of opinions.

    bg….don’t say that in public. (blush)

    jojo…how u girl?

  165. koakane™ July 14, 2009 12:46 pm

    congrats to tsai and wai for anoddah good one

    great to see the camaraderie among friends and the luv for the 808 state still there

    esmee to get me some oxtail before the 2pm all star game on KHON. shane starting in cfield

  166. koakane™ July 14, 2009 12:47 pm

    pp I wen watch for you and it was realllllly realllllly gooood

  167. koakane™ July 14, 2009 12:49 pm

    roysan16: ST got a haircut?

    st thought it was ralph bwhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  168. Ralph July 14, 2009 12:51 pm

    first time the wb video didn’t freeze on me…i thought it was firefox cuz facebook and wb froze a lot when refreshing..always “not responding”

  169. Ralph July 14, 2009 12:52 pm

    ST got his haircut just before I did….

  170. jojo ® July 14, 2009 12:53 pm

    PowderPuff, will you be at TT tonight? jeje is working

    HI al! Are you going to TT tonight, too? jeje needs the company

  171. letsgowarriors July 14, 2009 12:53 pm

    didnt get to watch the show, but i hope we start recruiting from blinn again…and continue with navarro

  172. jojo ® July 14, 2009 12:54 pm

    Ralph, you cut your hair? or is it hairs?

  173. BG July 14, 2009 12:59 pm


    ur tooooo funny!!!

  174. BG July 14, 2009 1:00 pm

    al…if i said it in private…then I’D blush!

  175. chawan_cut July 14, 2009 1:00 pm

    ah dang. did i miss the show?
    did someone ask them, if they were to meet up in a game, who’d win the one on one???

  176. PowderPuff July 14, 2009 1:03 pm

    jojo, shucks…not tonight. Actually went last Friday and jeje wasn’t there. It’s always such a major treat. Yummmmm.

    BTW, Happy Birthday Allie!!!!!!! And just awesome to read about the time and dedication these guys are putting into their spring/summers like Satele. Can’t wait to see the ’09 Warriors.

  177. LizKauai (iPhone) July 14, 2009 1:09 pm

    Mo808- welcome to the WB !!! Errybodee, Mo808 is a fellow fan from ExtremeSkins. Now a new power house Tsaikette!

    CPU still in the ER. No video for me today. 🙁

  178. al July 14, 2009 1:12 pm

    is jeje rolling sushi tonight?
    and i think its “hairs” cuz the hair is getting thin.
    boy, am i gonna get it from the lanai boy.

  179. al July 14, 2009 1:13 pm


  180. LizKauai (iPhone) July 14, 2009 1:13 pm

    Hauoli Lahanau, Allie!

    PP, I share your pain of video deprivation.

    Happy for Kymry and Gary. They won a trip to Vegas. But now it looks like she may be baking some special cookies for some special peeps. 🙂

  181. Willie July 14, 2009 1:20 pm

    Warriorfanny, don’t we already have strength & conditioning coaches already, how much does it take for these guys to take some nutrition courses? If they are not incorporating nutrition into the training regimes, its a good time to start.

    Not rocket science to figure out what you put into your body affects what happens to it. I only eat brown rice, whole grain breads. Who does not know that two scoops white rice with gravy, mac salad and a large coke goes straight to your gut and increases body fat!?!?!

    I don’t play competitively anymore cause of injuries & age. But always took care of myself and knew what was good for your body & what wasn’t. It takes will power, dedication & common sense to stay away from places like Rainbow’s and L & L.

  182. jojo ® July 14, 2009 1:28 pm

    al, I think there’s a different boy rolling sushi, but it’s Tuesday and I could be wrong

  183. roysan16 July 14, 2009 1:41 pm

    Thank you for another fine show. Both Devone and Ryan are so laid back and down to earth. And this is refreshing. In this day and age you see many Pros with harden exteriors, it’s good to see Devone and Ryan how their expressions are conveying warmth. And kindness… See no big egos here.

    When I remember Coach Jones alluding to to recruiting team
    players. And players that fit in within the system Devone and Ryan epitomize this. You can size people up further on how they interview, and watching the show I can see immediately that both players exude auras that make them the types that would get along with all others on the team.

    During the show there’s playful jawing between the two former Warriors. Yet tempered with exchanges of smiles between the two. Very good chemistry between the two.

    The question by al (very good question) about if they’ll ever return to school brought a serious response where both mentioned about returning to UH next spring in taking classes. Devone mentioned he’s 20 credits away. And both conceded that a college degree is something to fall back on.

    When asked about financial advisers you can sense that both are level headed in this area, too. You can sense that there both will keep a watchful eye on how they spend their money.

    A very entertaining show. A lot of laughter and fun between Stephen, Leila, Ryan and Devone. The only concern I have is I hope Devone gets his cough checked.

    Wish both players a successful season this year. And want to relay to both players that a lot of Warrior fans are pulling and rooting for them. Best wishes.

  184. al July 14, 2009 1:45 pm

    mahalo ryan and davone!

    congrats kymry/gary!

  185. al July 14, 2009 1:48 pm

    roysan….i try to ask that of every guest who has not yet received there parchment paper. i think its important to the individual to achieve that goal and for the benefit of the football program.

    all too often we forget that these guys/gals go to a college on scholarship for the purpose of getting a college degree first and then athletics second.

  186. Rich2176 July 14, 2009 1:58 pm

    I just sent this email to those people who wanted UH vs UNLV tickets, but haven’t sent in payment. If you didn’t get the email, and you wanted tickets (either from SteveM’s site, or sending me an email), please let me know. There aren’t many extras and I’ve got a small waiting list.
    Hey Everyone –

    Don’t know if you’ve been reading the blog lately, but I set July 20 as the deadline for UH vs UNLV tix. Listed below are either your blog name or real name along with the tickets requested. I’ve included a couple of folks from the waiting list. Please let me know if you still intend on going to the game and if the ticket count is correct. I got the number of tickets from the form filled out on SteveM’s website, or from emails you sent me. Hope they’re right…

    Payment can be mailed to me: (Check payble to Rich Darvey)

    Rich Darvey
    c/o R.C. Baral & Company, Inc.
    16255 Ventura Blvd. Ste. 201
    Encino, CA 91436

    Tickets are $25 each. Almost everyone has contributed something extra for my travel expenses to Vegas to offer these tickets at face value with NO $5 or $10 handling fee. If you want the tickets sent certified mail, include an additional $5.10 and let me know the $5.10 is for certified, and not my expenses.


  187. chawan_cut July 14, 2009 2:09 pm

    this just in from H-mail.
    uh wallpaper for your pc desktop!

    and if you want amateurish stuff, the ones i made are in the link in my name.

  188. Rich2176 July 14, 2009 2:15 pm

    Leila & ST –

    Great show today with 3 NFL players from the 2007 dream season. These guys are so low key and have no egos. But, true Warriors for life. I’ll bet there aren’t many other schools that have former players in the NFL come hang around during the off-season.

  189. Rob25 July 14, 2009 2:17 pm


    July 14th, 2009 at 10:15 am
    Note to LizK and assorted Tsaikettes

    per pbshawaii on tweetah:
    CB on Leahey and Leahey tomw. night.

    Thanks for the info…too bad Ronnie left the island today. 👿

  190. Stephen Tsai July 14, 2009 2:19 pm

    OK, I figured out the problem with my camera. My flash wasn’t on for indoor shots.

  191. Stephen Tsai July 14, 2009 2:20 pm

    We almost had Jake Ingram on, too.
    But the Patriots won’t let him do shows without receiving clearance from the media guy. He watched the show from upstairs.

  192. Rob25 July 14, 2009 2:35 pm

    Hi Rich!!

    Thanks again for all your efforts to secure a Tsaiko section for the UNLV game! It was great seeing you and maybe Frank and I can meet up with you and Ronnie and some SoCal Tsaikos on our way through to Oakland game.

  193. labrat July 14, 2009 2:42 pm

    Shane taking the field.

  194. Kazz July 14, 2009 2:44 pm

    Great to hear how Brashton Satele is taking the initiative necessary to improve his senior year as well as having a positive effect on the team as a whole.

    It has seemed like most players are taking their off season training seriously and rightfully so.

    Heck I remember Blaze Soares being interviewed by L&L prior to the 2008 season saying, and I quote, “with Coach Jones practices were kinda ‘cruz’ (cruise), but with Coach Mack I think we’re going to work harder”….

  195. Ai-Yah July 14, 2009 2:58 pm

    July 14th, 2009 at 2:15 pm
    I’ll bet there aren’t many other schools that have former players in the NFL come hang around during the off-season

    I am sure warriorfanny2 can answer, he seems to travel to all the big schools, gets into their athletic complexes and does research.

  196. walt July 14, 2009 3:19 pm

    ST, a friend of mines said Kapono Rawlins-Crivello is on the team and competing at LB, any truth to this?

  197. lil's July 14, 2009 3:23 pm

    Victorino scores!! & gets a shout-out from the president!

  198. BigIslandkurt July 14, 2009 3:40 pm

    Allie Tsai,
    Hope you know, Mid July babies make the world a better place. A proven fact you already know.

    BIK (July 12). 🙂

    Happy Bday fellow moonchild.

  199. roysan16 July 14, 2009 3:43 pm

    July 14th, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    The show is at UH again… Is this going to be permanent?? I like better than at HA bldg. The whole set up is nicer

    I agree. There seem to be a greater intimacy at HA bldg. I like it when the co-host and guests are huddled close together. Maybe this is by accident where they are in a confined space. But this does conveys warmth. And the guests are comfortable and relaxed. Other sport’s shows it seems like guests are being interrogated.And you can feel the chill in the air (mostly her). Not so with the WB show for it seems like everyone–the co-hosts and guests are so engaging. However I do miss the bottleneck dolls, soccer balls,footbal, and football helmets on the table.

  200. jojo ® July 14, 2009 3:45 pm


  201. midnight July 14, 2009 3:48 pm

    Hi Liz,

    Barbara and I reached the beach at Waikiki near the Kapahulu Groin at 6am, and saw… Colt with a couple of buddies parking across the street. They were going surfing with stand-up paddleboards. I hollered across the street to Colt, hey! sorry…small waves.

    Then Barbara and I went for a mile walk down to find the shower tree that the Emperor of Japan planted in 1959, near the Diamond Head end of Kapiolani Park. We did not find any plaque or identifying marker, but we looked in the specific area mentioned in the Honolulu Advertiser so if it was one of them, we saw it.

    We went snorkeling and swimming near the Groin, then as we passed a shower area at about 8am, guess who was there? Colt. We had a few words and I mentioned the Tsaikos, your name, and my blog name. He recognized your name, and said he enjoyed meeting with you.

    Though it was his first experience with the stand-up paddleboard, he managed to catch a few waves too and he enjoyed himself.

  202. Rob25 July 14, 2009 4:19 pm

    Isn’t he just a terrific kid Midnight?

  203. roysan16 July 14, 2009 4:55 pm

    Over the last 5 years UH is…

    43-23 overall
    28-12 in conference
    10-18 in games with teams with winning records
    0-11 in games with teams in the AP top 25
    won 78% of it’s games at home
    won 48% of it’s games on the road


    My notes-Winnable games in the last 5 years

    2008 7-7
    San Jose lost by 3
    Cincinatti lost by 5

    2007 12-1

    2006 11-3
    Oregon State lost by 3
    @Alabama lost by 8
    @Boise lost by 7

    2005 5-7
    Boise lost by 3

    2004 8-5

    (taking it in the chin with huge loses to Boise 69-3 and to Fresno 70-14 you have to like how the Warriors bounced back in their last 4 games with wins over Idaho, Northwestern, Michigan State and UAB).


    from UH site:
    Are 2-0 against ranked teams in 2001 having defeated then No. 18 Fresno State (38-34) and No. 9 Brigham Young (72-45).

  204. al July 14, 2009 4:57 pm

    btw, good people are born cancer. okay, happy birthday again allie.

  205. COPO July 14, 2009 6:29 pm

    Brashton Satele and family are thinking NFL and best position for BS is LBer.

  206. Kekoa July 14, 2009 6:51 pm

    WF2 ~ Earlier today you suggested UH hire additional staff to monitor or administer certain programs.

    Stretch gave good reason why it comes down to affordability.

    Al suggested that it is basically the athlete’s Kuleana to take responsibility.

    Since you insist that it can be done, why would you want Stretch to do the research? Stretch is already very involved with UH funding. He has put his money where his mouth is, and together with the Tsaiko’s have raised money for the UH foundation. Would you care to join us and raise money to institute these changes?

  207. Kekoa July 14, 2009 6:55 pm

    Heading up to visit with Pops. He is coming along nicely. Might be released tomorrow if his neurologists clears him.

    Mahalo to KK for stopping in to visit him…and thanks to SailorBlue for his phone call visit.

    (Gotta smuggle his fave peanut butter snack crackers past nurse Ratchett).

  208. warriorfanny2 July 14, 2009 6:59 pm

    Look, football schollies are revokable.
    Follow the plan or hit the road.
    Depends what standard the coach sets.
    You want a ‘whatever’ athletic atmosphere–go to a smalltime program.
    But if you go to a premium program that produces winners–better be ready to work….their salaries r on the line and if they are going to lose, it wont be becz they ran out of gas on the field or sustained injuries becz their athletes werent ready.
    Champions arent made under shady trees.
    They train hard, starting at the crack of dawn and run in the hot sun and work till early dusk.

    ….and roysan….dont make any presumptions about who is in shape at UH unless u take out a stop watch in Aug and do the clockin yourself….do u know what to clock or what times to look for in a set of sprints?
    What is the average lapse time in our O betw a whistle to blow a play dead and the next snap of the ball?
    Average number of plays to sustain a 65 yard drive to the goal?
    Average yards per play?
    What is the width of the field?
    How many O plays in a quarter?

    Do research…..
    Then prepare a training plan for that event.
    Taking into account, the quarter and halftime breaks, lifting (what kind u say?), agilities, sprints, plyos, endurance running, skill techniques, 7’s, diet and rest.
    After researching all of the above–tell me how u arrived at your conclusion that our OL is in shape for aug camp–THANX.

  209. warriorfanny2 July 14, 2009 7:18 pm

    kekoa, stretch should be applauded and I see y u have respect 4 him….but personal fan involvement is not my point–that is an entirely different subject matter and a personal commitment for each fan to make–proper training planning, implementation and administration is my subject matter….take it for what its worth 2 u as a discussion matter…..some are always crticizing da donks but their head coach donated a substantial portion of his salary towards the football program to make it better….lets talk about that since everyone is talking about hardtimes!

  210. Cindy C. July 14, 2009 7:28 pm

    Good evening, all!

    Happy Birthday to Allie Tsai…. celebrate it well!!

  211. roysan16 July 14, 2009 8:08 pm



    If you find any reference that I said the OL are in shape I’ll pay for your bar tab with la coco, la moco and la yoko at the monkey bar? Fair?

    The only thing I said was that there is a better attitude.

    Players have been working out feverishly. ST reports continuously how he sees players working out. Estes during his chat confirmed that the O-Line has been working out. And I think he mentioned how they are running up and down the bleachers.

    When I took the eye ball test and looked at the O-Line I said they looked trimmer and not as fat and overweight as in the past. This was in the spring.

    In my post I thought last year the O-Line men looked liked their stamina could be a question mark.

    So ,curiously, where does it say I think the O-Line men are in shape?

    Bells, whistles, clip boards and data bases I have no use for. I do okay with my eyes.

  212. Garret July 14, 2009 8:47 pm

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

    It is amazing to me that light can actually be used to physically move components! Researchers found a way to generate force with light, so future devices could be controlled by light instead of electricity.

  213. Garret July 14, 2009 8:48 pm

    Study found that the way that swine flu multiples in the respiratory more severe than ordinary winter flu. On a positive note, blood tests show that many people who were born before the 1918 flu pandemic seem to have *immunity* to the current swine flu, but not to the seasonal flu that hits every year.

  214. Garret July 14, 2009 8:48 pm

    ExxonMobil expects to invest $600 million in a new biofuel from algae. Algae used in fuel does not generate any greenhouse gasses and they said that they will be able to produce more than 2,000 gallons of fuel per acre with algae, far better than the 250 gallons an acre for corn.

  215. Garret July 14, 2009 8:48 pm

    This German electric bicycle reaches a top speed of 50 mph but monitoring the driver’s muscular effort and multiplying it by up to a factor of 50. It is currently for sale for $45k.

  216. Garret July 14, 2009 8:49 pm

    Japanese scientists are working on robotic insects, where robotic moths could sniff out drugs stashes and robot-bees could go through earthquake rubble to find survivors, etc.

  217. curveball July 14, 2009 8:49 pm

    WF2 ~ Earlier today you suggested UH hire additional staff to monitor or administer certain programs.

    Stretch gave good reason why it comes down to affordability.

    Al suggested that it is basically the athlete’s Kuleana to take responsibility.

    Since you insist that it can be done, why would you want Stretch to do the research? Stretch is already very involved with UH funding. He has put his money where his mouth is, and together with the Tsaiko’s have raised money for the UH foundation. Would you care to join us and raise money to institute these changes?

    Basically WF2..I think you are full of more reads on you..

  218. Garret July 14, 2009 8:49 pm

    Free play links pau.

  219. Garret July 14, 2009 8:50 pm

    I think that the quality of the video and audio for the WB show was its best ever. Both Bess and Mouton were awesome guests and it was so funny when they made fun of Colt’s typing and got him to drop by!

  220. Jason July 14, 2009 9:02 pm

    Garret: You didn’t update the URL for the first link. I’m interested in reading that article. 🙂

  221. Garret July 14, 2009 9:04 pm


    I’m sorry–the link is:

  222. d1島 July 14, 2009 9:12 pm



  223. jm2375 July 14, 2009 9:15 pm

    Howzit Tsai-kos!!

    Just got home after a long day at work. I’m tired. I’m glad I wasn’t heading into town. H-1 was blocked off by Pali on-ramp and so was the Pali before the on-ramp. Wonder how long they were/are sitting there.

  224. roysan16 July 14, 2009 9:17 pm

    Jason or any student,

    When Devone mentions he’s 20 credits away from graduating is this a lot? Break it down to how many semesters this would take. Would 20 credits equal about 7 classes?

  225. Ai-Yah July 14, 2009 9:27 pm

    WF2 – I applaud you since you have done so much research and have so much insight on how to run a top tier football team. You just might be the invaluable missing link to the UH team making the Top-10. Take all your comments and future comments and send them to or call him at 956-6508. I am sure he would love to hear all your bright ideas and suggestions how to run a real football program.

  226. koakane™ July 14, 2009 9:29 pm

    Meet the new University of Hawai’i coaches for men’s volleyball and women’s basketball Thursday, July 16, from 5:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Murphy’s Bar and Grill in downtown Honolulu. Merchant Street will be closed and there will be live music by “Firehouse”, food, and beverages. Charlie Wade, the new men’s volleyball head coach, and Dana Takahara-Dias, the new women’s basketball head coach, will be there along with their staffs. Fans will receive information about UH season tickets for 2009-10 and Rainbowtique will be selling UH merchandise. Admission is free and food and beverages will be available for purchase.

    reminder this thursday meet and greet the newest addition to the UH athletic community

    good showing by shane in the MLB today and congrats again made the 808 state proud also prez obama

  227. Jason July 14, 2009 9:30 pm

    roysan16: The average class is 3 credits, with a few 4 credit classes here and there. There are also 1 credit courses, which are usually labs. To be a full-time undergraduate student at UH, you need to take at least 12 credits each semester.

  228. koakane™ July 14, 2009 9:32 pm

    jm traffic blocked because of the visit from the japan royal family

    same thing will happened for the next 2 days. check papers to see where and when they are planned visits

  229. wafan July 14, 2009 9:52 pm

    I feel like a pin cushion. 16 electrified needles today. Dang. I hope things get better quickly!

  230. wafan July 14, 2009 9:54 pm

    Completely missed the show today. Sounds like it was a great one!

    I will watch it tomorrow instead.

  231. roysan16 July 14, 2009 10:00 pm


    ty for the answer.

    ty for koakane for the headups for traffic

  232. madeinhawaii July 14, 2009 10:07 pm


    what’s with the needles?

  233. jm2375 July 14, 2009 10:15 pm

    looks like stretch didn’t get the message about the traffic. 😀

  234. Ralph July 14, 2009 10:30 pm

    there’s no traffic on the golf course, is there?

  235. homey ℞ July 14, 2009 10:50 pm

    Ralph – Obviously you haven’t played golf.

  236. Ralph July 14, 2009 10:53 pm

    don’t they have marshals driving around in carts reminding golfers to speed up their play…

  237. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! July 14, 2009 11:08 pm

    Just got to see the show… awesome!
    Funny cameo by Colt too…

    Thanks ST and Leila (Happy early birthday) for letting us enjoy two more hanai sons and their antics.

    curveball, mahalo.

    Midnight- kismet!

  238. Committed Road Warrior July 14, 2009 11:19 pm

    Going back to roysan16’s #224 and Jason’s #227:

    If someone like Davone wanted to complete the 20-odd credits remaining for their undergraduate studies, could they theoretically chip away at it if they came back to UH during the Spring semester?

    Sure it might take them 3 or 4 Springs if they don’t cram it all in at once, but there’s gotta be some sort of positive feeling of achievement for completing the requirements for a Bachelor’s degree.

    That, and I guess their NFL schedules might need to be considered, especially if their team makes the postseason or, heaven forbid, they make the Super Bowl!

  239. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! July 14, 2009 11:25 pm

    CRW- hiya! hope things are going well for you!

    I like the chipping concept- keeps the learning mode turned on and gives Davone (so far) a chance to spend more time with his family and Hawaii ohana!

  240. Committed Road Warrior July 14, 2009 11:51 pm

    Hi Liz!

    Things are fine on my end, especially given the cards I’ve been dealt recently.

    I figure an NFL’er “going back to school” and enrolling in the maximum courseload would be overkill, inasmuch as that you wouldn’t be learning much at all… would be more like memorizing the bare minimum to pass the next exam.

    All in all, it would be great to see former UH athletes return to complete their undergraduate studies…..but this is somebody THEY have to want to do, not something they should be forced into doing. If they no like, that’s fine. But if they like, all the better for them!

  241. Committed Road Warrior July 14, 2009 11:53 pm

    Off to bed. Nite nite!

  242. koakane™ July 14, 2009 11:54 pm

    nite nite gotta get up hey what am I saying can sleep late and do whatevas anytime

    so whats upppppppppppppppp

  243. Ralph July 14, 2009 11:57 pm

    you just get up from your power nap?

  244. BigWave96744 July 15, 2009 12:03 am

    StephenTsai: Thanks again to Ryan Mouton, Davone Bess and Colt Brennan for appearing on today’s show.
    July 15, 2009 01:17:53 am

    Wow, Stephen is twittering in the future (check out the date timestamp)

  245. koakane™ July 15, 2009 12:07 am

    Ralph nah tues have a tv routine that I like to watch then check computer for community updates

    power naps are for the early afternoons bwhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  246. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! July 15, 2009 12:08 am

    It’s the night shift!

  247. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! July 15, 2009 12:32 am

    Nitey Nite and Sweet Warrior Dreams!

  248. koakane™ July 15, 2009 12:39 am

    must be a closed, broken or exclusive club on tuesday nite

    esme whoooooooooooooooooosh

  249. Slugger July 15, 2009 1:03 am

    Just got thru watching Da. Bess & Mouton show & catching up on the blog (almost).

    ST ~ So have you mentioned my suggestion to have student interns handling the video to JD or the dept. that teaches video production coursework (like communications, maybe)? It’s a great exchange for the HA being able to use the UH facilities for the Warrior Beat. One of the students who just graduated from NAU is doing an internship on the Today Show (see the link on my name.) She is a Filipina from AZ; her Mom’s from HI. Her experience doing NAU-TV reporting helped her get this internship. It would be great for the UH students.

    K, night all!

  250. warriorfanny2 July 15, 2009 4:01 am

    #218. have fun stuffing your brain with more rice n gravy and following the fraternity leagues on the bachman lawn….it’s right up ur alley. 🙂

  251. uhplayer July 19, 2009 7:03 am

    i wish brashton goodluck this season but if you ask me i dont feel you need to train away to loose 20lb. and as far as diet you dont to spend big money to have someone tell you what is good and bad to eat. there are alot of nutritionest in hawaii. as far as his training they are good but its the same thing mel delaura teaches except now mr. satele is fliping tires so he could of done the training here but he chose to do it else where and thats awsome for him. and about the players being over weight i think its just them not wanting it bad enough. on the inside i asked a couple of guys if they were conditioning and there answer was ” we lazy today so we will jus do it later ok have a good one b4 coach comes” so dont think its the strength coach i feel some players dont want it bad enough but i hope they find that last kill in them to ball out instead of fighting to be the “HAKA” leader. if not no worries i no deep inside we got this. good luck guys train hard and focus while your sleeping others are up training to shatter your dreams.

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