Blaze due back in late April

Word on the street is that Blaze Soares, who is recovering from an achilles’ injury, is projected to receive medical clearance in late April.
That will be too late for him to participate in spring ball, but enough time to prepare for the Aug. 3 start of training camp.

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Newcomers are scheduled to report Aug. 1. The returning players must report by Aug. 2. And the first practice of training camp is Aug. 3.

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It’s a pretty loud street. Apparently the latest word is that the Boise State-UH football game will be the last one on the WAC’s regular-season 2009schedule. The game will be televised nationally.

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It’s always refreshing for a player to take the initiative to train on his own. Here’s offensive tackle Brent Leonard working out this morning:


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Coach Mack has said Jeramy “J.B.” Bryant is the leading candidate to start at one of the corner positions. He also might compete as a nickelback.


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Of the many contenders to start at left defensive end (John Fonoti has locked up the right side), Elliott Purcell is one of the most highly regarded.


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What UH told recruits in January and February became official today: Mike Bellotti is stepping down as Oregon’s head coach to become the school’s athletic director.

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Kekoa brings us this update on Florida Ted:

  1. Florida Patti Writes: 

    Just wanted to give you a recent update on my dear Florida Ted. He is out of CCU and they have moved him to another room downstairs. His speech is improving each day, however he seems to have lost his German. I am sure in time this will come back to him also. Two days ago he could not read the alphabet ( I made him a little chart) but today he got most of the letters correct.

    He is able to get out of bed and can walk the halls without a walker. His last test (yesterday) showed he had more damage than we thought, so he will have to go to re-hab. After that, only time will tell, but hopefully I will have my “strong warrior” back, and better than ever. We believe God gave him a second chance, for this we are all grateful.

    Once again we thank you all for the lovely e-mails and words of encouragement. God bless each and everyone of you!!!!

    If anyone would like to send him a card, the address is:

    Ted Domay
    2362 Jamaican St. #44
    Clearwater, Florida 33763

    With love and Aloha,

    Florida Patti

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You, too, may have a screen saver of our Moms — Coloma and Mama Mia:



  1. homey ℞ March 13, 2009 9:02 am

    Would be good to see him in April!

  2. homey ℞ March 13, 2009 9:03 am

    The WAC football schedule is almost done?

  3. PONO March 13, 2009 9:05 am

    Top 5. Cheehee.

  4. truegreen March 13, 2009 9:08 am

    Good news about Blaze. I’m sure Avery from Boise St. still remembers him well from their last trip to Aloha Stadium.

    Any news about whether UH will be able to avoid the dreaded 3 road games in a row?

  5. truegreen March 13, 2009 9:10 am

    Wow, so this is what it’s like to be top 5 again. You keep refreshing and a new pic keeps popping up each time. Ooh, wonder who’s next?

  6. Stephen Tsai March 13, 2009 9:10 am

    I heard a tentative WAC schedule is being circulated. Apparently UH will have several ESPN/ESPN2 appearances.

  7. Stephen Tsai March 13, 2009 9:12 am

    I think UH will avoid the three-games-in-a-row scenario. But the Warriors might have to have a second back-to-back situation. We’ll see.

  8. Kekoa March 13, 2009 9:12 am

    Syracuse and Uconn going toe to toe right now on ESPN. Game before this one was a one pt squeaker with Vilanova beating Marquette at the buzzer to advance to the Big East semi’s.

  9. truegreen March 13, 2009 9:14 am

    Kekoa, are you sure that’s live? I bet you lunch it goes to 6 OT’s…

  10. Stephen Tsai March 13, 2009 9:17 am

    And if you take UConn, I’ll give you eight points.

  11. homey ℞ March 13, 2009 9:22 am

    Syracuse and Uconn are playing again? Didn’t they have enough yesterday?

    Bryant (JB) looks speedy, but could use a few extra pounds of muscle.

  12. Southbay March 13, 2009 9:22 am

    Looking forward to seeing a healthy Blaze!

  13. Kekoa March 13, 2009 9:23 am

    It is a 6 OT game that was worth seeing again from the beginning…right Al?

  14. da princess' classmate March 13, 2009 9:23 am

    morning everyone

  15. Stephen Tsai March 13, 2009 9:25 am

    Testing, 1-2-3

  16. Stephen Tsai March 13, 2009 9:26 am

    How weird. The Tizer’s Web site is down, but not the blog.
    It’s usually the other way around.

  17. da princess' classmate March 13, 2009 9:26 am

    w/ Uconn’s loss yesterday and espn’s continued love for uconn, unc and pitt to all get #1 seeds, does louisville get the last #1 seed if they win out in the big east tourney…

    a 2nd back to back road trip, hopefully idaho’s included somewhere in that one, would be tough to have to play 2 out of these 3 latech/nevada/sjsu in a back to back situation

  18. LizKauai [Believer] March 13, 2009 9:38 am


    ST- yeah- I just looked and got this:

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  19. Stephen Tsai March 13, 2009 9:44 am

    Yep. We’re now the official emergency broadcast network.

  20. Kazz March 13, 2009 9:50 am

    Tough two game outing for the Rainbow Wahine last night. I stopped by after work to catch the late start of the Cal Berkley game and Duhaylonsod-Kaleimamahu seemed to struggle all night on the “mound”, not to mention the numerous times Cal-Berkley was able to keep on stealing bases. It was just frustrating.

    Hopefully they can regroup and get back at it today and tomorrow.

  21. YpoWarrior March 13, 2009 9:54 am

    ST, I thought Blaze had a calf injury last year. Is the achilles injury a different one or the same as last year? Did they mis-diagnose the original injury?

  22. homey ℞ March 13, 2009 9:55 am

    I see Tadd Fujikawa is doing pretty well in Puerto Rico. Good for him.

  23. duffer March 13, 2009 9:56 am

    Bringing this over from the previous blog topic, didn’t know this one was up……….too busy working! 🙂

    Breakfast CC at Tasty Crust for the Maui scrimmage. Anytime after 7:00 AM till whenever. Drop by after getting off the plane/ferry. A section has been reserved for the Tsai-kos. For the Maui Tsai-kos, drop by before the game.

    al is doing a EIS soon…………

  24. Stephen Tsai March 13, 2009 9:56 am

    It was very cloudy in Maunawaili yesterday. Very cloudy.
    And yet I see Midori7driving … with her sunglasses on.

  25. Stephen Tsai March 13, 2009 9:57 am

    It’s really an achilles injury.

  26. Stephen Tsai March 13, 2009 9:58 am

    I’m surprised UH doesn’t employ the slap/hit-and-run offense.
    And, no, I’m not talking about Chris Brown.

  27. al ™ March 13, 2009 9:59 am

    kekoa….what size was that foot that got stuck in your mouth?
    har, har,har.

    i actually did watch parts of that uconn game.

  28. Stephen Tsai March 13, 2009 10:01 am

    I watched SportsCenter at something like 4 this morning — my daughter forgets the 6-hour-time difference from the East Coast — and the highlights of the UConn-Syracuse game took about 11 minutes.

  29. al ™ March 13, 2009 10:01 am

    duffer….c’mon a govt worker is too busy working? on maui?

  30. […] The Warrior Beat | UH football, University of Hawaii athletics … […]

  31. homey ℞ March 13, 2009 10:06 am

    Did I miss the boat? What is the slap/hit-and-run offense?

  32. YpoWarrior March 13, 2009 10:08 am

    I wonder if Keliikipi knew Bellotti was leaving?

  33. Stephen Tsai March 13, 2009 10:09 am

    For softball.
    Almost every school has slap hitters with speed at the top of the order. They get on base, and they run.
    UH has more of an Earl Weaver offense.

  34. duffer March 13, 2009 10:10 am

    duffer….c’mon a govt worker is too busy working? on maui?

    I’d respond, but I’m too busy working!

  35. Kazz March 13, 2009 10:10 am

    homey ℞:

    March 13th, 2009 at 9:55 am
    I see Tadd Fujikawa is doing pretty well in Puerto Rico. Good for him.

    Shouldn’t he be in class right now? 😆

  36. YpoWarrior March 13, 2009 10:13 am

    Tadd’s gonna make the cut this week. That’s 3 for 3 this year on the PGA tour. Pretty darn good. Better than D. Wilson & McLachlin.

  37. al ™ March 13, 2009 10:15 am

    too busy setting up the tee times for weekend, eh?

  38. Kekoa March 13, 2009 10:17 am

    Al ~ You watched it ‘live’ and didn’t give us play-by-play?!

    Seriously, I watched the barn burning ending paht…but wanted to see it from the start. In my excitement to get the replay note posted, I forgot to say that it was being featured and will go down as one of the all time great games of the playoffs.

    Not at all disappointed in the way both teams battled and kept it tied most of the 1st half. I thought Syracuse looked like the stronger team, but then the Conn men kept coming on strong! 12:00 min left in the half before the OT games begin!

  39. da princess' classmate March 13, 2009 10:18 am

    I’m gonna assume Wade Keliikipi must’ve had a feeling belotti wasn’t gonna be there in September, wonder how much things will change w/ chip kelly in there as HC. i know the o won’t change much so that’s good for masoli

  40. Kekoa March 13, 2009 10:21 am

    Homey ~ Tadd Fujikawa has a pair of Orange golf slacks he wore yesterday. Too bad he didn’t let C_C know he had ’em…not that it made much difference in the end. At least C_C could have made a final fashion statement for the season.

  41. Stephen Tsai March 13, 2009 10:21 am

    Don’t think Tadd goes to school anymore.

  42. Stephen Tsai March 13, 2009 10:21 am

    I keep thinking how Masoli could have been a Warrior except UH was too polite.

  43. Kekoa March 13, 2009 10:28 am

    ST ~ What’s all the hush-hush in the OIA/ILH tower of power? Georges Gilbert gets served some serious papers and it gets vewy, vewy quiet in their world. This kona be fun when da news does hit the wires.

  44. da princess' classmate March 13, 2009 10:28 am

    this is a cut throat business, i guess UH has to get that “hawaii” mentality out of their system, but that’s okay, got faith in coach mac

  45. duffer March 13, 2009 10:28 am

    Speaking of golf, does the HA have a PSA section where I can advertise a golf fundraiser? For FREE

  46. Ralph March 13, 2009 10:29 am

    Tadd goes to Moanalua HS where you don’t have to go to classes to graduate, correspondence courses available–they want everyone to be happy and graduate on time…right Jason…

  47. Stephen Tsai March 13, 2009 10:30 am

    Actually, I think there’s a weekly golf section.
    Call Curtis: 525-8017.

  48. Stephen Tsai March 13, 2009 10:31 am

    Is that the one where he got served by a guy who might have been SMU’d?

  49. BIGWAVE96744 March 13, 2009 10:34 am

    Who was the Mater Dei turned PAC10 QB who LOST to Hawaii?
    Danny ONeill of Oregon in the mid 90’s

  50. bstunna2002 March 13, 2009 10:34 am

    Hey ST did you get a chance to tell my fellow Trojan alumnus Kortney that Bryson said hi if not could you thanks.

  51. mctruck March 13, 2009 10:35 am

    Just so I don’t jinx Blaze; let me just say, “I’ll believe it when I see it.”….and keeping my fingers crossed.

  52. homey ℞ March 13, 2009 10:36 am

    I thought Tadd graduates in May???

  53. mctruck March 13, 2009 10:37 am

    Possibilities of a season/conference final game between UH/BSU????..SWEET!!!

  54. truegreen March 13, 2009 10:39 am

    Re: Recruiting, gotta think long term. Whether you’re “polite” or cutthroat, it always comes back to you.

  55. A-House March 13, 2009 10:40 am

    I see that Tad is doing well, but nobody posts a score. How well is well?

  56. homey ℞ March 13, 2009 10:42 am

    A-House – Shot a 68 today. 6 under for the tourney.

  57. da princess' classmate March 13, 2009 10:43 am

    ah very very true — truegreen

  58. BIGWAVE96744 March 13, 2009 10:44 am

    Who was last 2 BCS team that Hawaii beat on the road?
    Cal AND Oregon in1994

  59. homey ℞ March 13, 2009 10:47 am

    BIGWAVE96744 – What about men’s basketball? BCS team that they beat on the road?

  60. al ™ March 13, 2009 10:48 am


    March 13th, 2009 at 10:17 am
    Al ~ You watched it ‘live’ and didn’t give us play-by-play?!

    nah, i leave the play-by-play to ralph and stretch, the two leahey wannabe’s.

  61. Kekoa March 13, 2009 10:50 am

    Yep that would be the guy. There could have been collateral damage to others if he wanted. He’s not like that. Some people are.

  62. Stephen Tsai March 13, 2009 10:50 am

    Hey, I think UH is a BCS school because it played in a BCS game.

  63. Jason March 13, 2009 10:53 am

    AFAIK, Tadd is still in school. But I don’t know him, so IDK. I’ve never heard of correspondence classes at Moanalua, but then again, I always went to class. 😀

  64. Kekoa March 13, 2009 10:54 am

    Breaking News Update from Florida:

    Florida Patti Writes:

    Just wanted to give you a recent update on my dear Florida Ted. He is out of CCU and they have moved him to another room downstairs. His speech is improving each day, however he seems to have lost his German. I am sure in time this will come back to him also. Two days ago he could not read the alphabet ( I made him a little chart) but today he got most of the letters correct.

    He is able to get out of bed and can walk the halls without a walker. His last test (yesterday) showed he had more damage than we thought, so he will have to go to re-hab. After that, only time will tell, but hopefully I will have my “strong warrior” back, and better than ever. We believe God gave him a second chance, for this we are all grateful.

    Once again we thank you all for the lovely e-mails and words of encouragement. God bless each and everyone of you!!!!

    If anyone would like to send him a card, the address is:

    Ted Domay
    2362 Jamaican St. #44
    Clearwater, Florida 33763

    With love and Aloha,

    Florida Patti

  65. Jason March 13, 2009 10:57 am

    Thank you for the update, Kekoa. Check your e-mail in a minute, please.

  66. jm2375 March 13, 2009 11:00 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!

    Hope everyone is keeping warm. It was COLD (for Hawaii, don’t need any snide remarks from the continental Tsaikos) this morning! If there’s global warming, then why is it so cold?

  67. homey ℞ March 13, 2009 11:02 am

    Thanks Kekoa for sharing the email.

  68. Stephen Tsai March 13, 2009 11:03 am

    Thank for the udate, Kekoa.
    I moved the text to the top.

  69. homey ℞ March 13, 2009 11:06 am

    jm2375 – The cold is a side-effect of global warming. Don’t you watch Nat Geo?

  70. Kekoa March 13, 2009 11:12 am

    Thank you ST, I’ll pass that on to Florida Patti with a link for her to the HA site so she can print it out for Ted.

  71. Stephen Tsai March 13, 2009 11:13 am

    # homey ℞:
    March 13th, 2009 at 11:06 am edit
    jm2375 – The cold is a side-effect of global warming. Don’t you watch Nat Geo?

    Is that on after Gossip Girl?

  72. Kazz March 13, 2009 11:13 am

    Just reading the article on the Softball Bows on the Hawaii Athletics site and I didn’t even realize Makani Duhaylonsod-Kaleimamahu came in for relief for Sarah Robinson as I arrived after the second game started. I was wondering if and when she would start this year.

    Tough way to start her college career. But if family genes are any indication, the younger Robinson should be able to be a big part of this program’s success in the years to come. One doesn’t earn the accolade of top female athlete in her high school for nothing!

    Awesome win for the BaseBOWS last night. I couldn’t believe they dropped a 5 run lead after six innings. I thought Don Robbs was going to pass out after calling a game saving out by the Bows at the top of the 10th. Vinnie Catricala is going to be the man this year barring injury… and… HE’S GOT A YEAR LEFT TO GO!!! Well… there is the draft after this season… 👿


    You covering Saturday’s 1pm Wahine softball game against St. John’s?

  73. Kekoa March 13, 2009 11:15 am

    jm23mama ~ Just put another log on the fire. Hubby can always saw you more!

  74. Kazz March 13, 2009 11:17 am


    Thanks for keeping us up to date with Florida Ted’s situation.

  75. Ralph March 13, 2009 11:18 am

    those on the Kohler watch, Arizona started spring practice last week…last depth chart listed him at third team guard…Beirne is listed at 3rd team qb…Smith, out of St. Louis, is listed as transfer notables. Tupoiluto (sp) out of Kahuku is #1 at NT, followed by Mikaele

  76. Garret March 13, 2009 11:24 am

    I hope that Blaze doesn’t rush back from injury and that he’s fully healthy by the August training camp! Even more important, I hope that once he’s back he’s able to have an injury-free season…he adds an intimidation factor and experience to a fairly inexperienced LB group.

  77. Garret March 13, 2009 11:25 am

    Thank you for the update on FloridaTed! I will write a card to him today.

  78. Garret March 13, 2009 11:26 am

    Nice mention of David Veikune.

    A guy that I have my eye on is Hawaii DE David Veikune. He was a standout during Senior Bowl week and had his way with everyone that lined up in front of him.

  79. Kazz March 13, 2009 11:28 am

    Florida Patti,

    You cannot keep a Warrior down. However, the short time a Warrior is down, just gives the Warrior time to contemplate his next victory.

  80. jojo ® March 13, 2009 11:37 am

    Things to do today:
    Pray for Florida Ted
    Download picture/screen saver of Coloma and Mama Mia for my desktop
    Say hi to Loa
    Visit Permanent Makeup by gigi

  81. Kazz March 13, 2009 11:44 am

    jojo ®:

    March 13th, 2009 at 11:37 am
    Things to do today:

    …Visit Permanent Makeup by gigi

    I think I’ve seen that place before. Dats da one by University Ave? The “gigi” part caught my attention before.

  82. Addahknowsports© March 13, 2009 11:46 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos and Tsaikettes!

    Blaze coming back? Yee Haaaaw! Thanks for update ST. I hope he’s not pushing it, though.

    Good to hear the good progress news about FloridaTed. Thank you!

    FloridaTed and FloridaPatti-

    Looking forward to meeting both of you!

    Jojo’s in the house. Hey there jojo!

  83. homey ℞ March 13, 2009 11:47 am

    Gossip Girl? All I do is watch the Discovery channel.

    jojo – I hope you never have to use your screensaver.

  84. Loa March 13, 2009 11:50 am

    morning gang!

    continued prayers for the Florida Ted’s speedy recovery

  85. Stephen Tsai March 13, 2009 11:55 am

    I just e-mailed you a better screensaver.

  86. Loa March 13, 2009 11:56 am

    hiya jojo ® & Addahknowsports© !

  87. Loa March 13, 2009 11:59 am

    homey ℞ – whoosh, have no idea what a gossip girl is

    Stephen – great news on Blaze’s recovery, was Brent practicing alone?

  88. homey ℞ March 13, 2009 12:00 pm

    ST – ROTFLMFAO! That’s a good one!

  89. March 13, 2009 12:00 pm

    jojo: Ahhhhhh!!! I told ST, good target practice!

  90. homey ℞ March 13, 2009 12:01 pm

    Loa – There’s a bunch of them on the pink side.

  91. Loa March 13, 2009 12:05 pm

    homey ℞ – ah, is that what they call themselves? 🙂

  92. Addahknowsports© March 13, 2009 12:08 pm

    Hi Loa-

    I’ll meet you, too, one day. Maybe at practice.

    Haven’t ventured over to the pink side yet.

  93. March 13, 2009 12:11 pm

    Holy cow, ST!! Share with me, please….My ears are ringing…..

  94. Stephen Tsai March 13, 2009 12:12 pm

    Brent Leonard was practicing by himself. Then a half hour later, the rest of the o-linemen showed up for unsupervised workouts.

  95. Stephen Tsai March 13, 2009 12:13 pm

    I sent you a cool pix of Blaze. I was thinking of making T-shirts.

  96. Beebler March 13, 2009 12:13 pm

    Sometimes I think that Blaze can’t handle a full season of college football. At the moment, he’s more of a myth. Hope he can turn it around.

    Wow, I thought Bellotti would coach a couple more seasons before the transition. I think Chip Kelly will do fine though. That game against Oklahoma State was just about the best bowl game last season so it’s a nice out.

  97. Stephen Tsai March 13, 2009 12:13 pm

    I sent you that pix, too.
    (For the curious, it’s a picture of Blaze giving me the finger.)

  98. jojo ® March 13, 2009 12:19 pm

    Hiiya Addahknowsports©! Let’s go to practice, so we can meet Loa and Homey. I haven’t gone over to the pink side either… 🙁

  99. Loa March 13, 2009 12:19 pm

    Stephen – thanks, good for Brent, hope he keeps it up
    for some reason i can see Kazz using that for his screen saver

  100. Rob25 March 13, 2009 12:35 pm

    Stephen Tsai:

    March 13th, 2009 at 9:56 am
    It was very cloudy in Maunawaili yesterday. Very cloudy.
    And yet I see Midori7driving … with her sunglasses on.

    Midori is very proactive about taking care of herself. I’m sure that she wore those sunglasses to protect her delicate eyes from UV exposure…either that or she is just way too cool! Either way, it works on her.

  101. al ™ March 13, 2009 12:45 pm

    permanent makeup?
    aren’t those tattoos?

    i offered the boss a pair of permanent eye makeup once. i think she was afraid of the pain.

  102. Mia March 13, 2009 12:46 pm

    Just wanted to drop in and say hello! TGIF! Heading to the golf course after work for a pau hana drink!! JJ — Stretch is calling you out on the pink side, hehe =)

  103. homey ℞ March 13, 2009 12:52 pm

    Interesting to see the folders on the computer screen with the mommy background.

  104. homey ℞ March 13, 2009 1:04 pm

    (J)J and Stretch communicate together on the pink side?

  105. homey ℞ March 13, 2009 1:06 pm

    ST – Is your twitter clock on eastern time?

  106. March 13, 2009 1:08 pm

    Howzit, Rob25!!!!!!!

  107. March 13, 2009 1:25 pm

    homey: check your PM on the pink side! Sheeesh….

  108. Jason March 13, 2009 1:36 pm

    Geez, now I can’t get ABBA out of my head.

  109. Colomaohana March 13, 2009 1:47 pm

    Jason: me too!!

  110. Rob25 March 13, 2009 1:55 pm

    Hi Coloma!

    Been down with a bad cold, but getting back to normal, in relative terms.

  111. al ™ March 13, 2009 2:23 pm

    you can dance, you can jive
    having the time of your life

  112. al ™ March 13, 2009 2:24 pm

    knowing me, knowing you (ah-haa)
    there is nothing we can do

  113. LizKauai [Believer] March 13, 2009 2:25 pm

    Great news on Florida Ted.


  114. Kazz March 13, 2009 2:44 pm


    Is it “Brent” or “Brett” Leonard?

  115. Kazz March 13, 2009 2:58 pm


    March 13th, 2009 at 12:13 pm
    Sometimes I think that Blaze can’t handle a full season of college football. At the moment, he’s more of a myth. Hope he can turn it around.

    Fair enough. What makes it so “painful” for fans is that the times he did play in 2007, he made a big difference enough for everyone to want more.

    Blaze Soares – da man, da myth, da tunda :mrgreen:

  116. homey ℞ March 13, 2009 3:01 pm

    Big C – No new PM’s.

  117. BIGWAVE96744 March 13, 2009 3:06 pm

    The spring 2009 Island Sports Media is here and should be a in all Times Super Markets and Fort Street Magazine by this weekend.

    Mahalo to JJ’s Broiler on Kauai for being the distributor on the Garden Island.

    Read on Warriors Past, Present & Future (Bess, Fonoti, & Nielsen) and many more stories & pictures

  118. homey ℞ March 13, 2009 3:22 pm

    I can see (J)J singing this ABBA song.

  119. Committed Road Warrior March 13, 2009 3:29 pm

    homey: Dang you! Now I got that song stuck in my head!

    BTW, didn’t they use that song in Mamma Mia movie from last year?

  120. homey ℞ March 13, 2009 3:34 pm

    CRW – You watched Momma Mia! BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Nah, just kidding, I have the DVD.

    Yes, it was in the movie. At the end during the wedding party.

  121. Committed Road Warrior March 13, 2009 3:35 pm

    …..on second thought, that entire movie was filled with ABBA songs.

  122. homey ℞ March 13, 2009 3:36 pm

    TGIF, time to party! See y’all laterz.

  123. al ™ March 13, 2009 3:53 pm

    #121 that’s either a “duh” revelation or a gigi moment.
    and i bet she never heard of abba.

  124. SteveM March 13, 2009 5:04 pm

    So what is the correlation between ABBA songs, Momma Mia DVDs, the Pink side, and (J)James karaoke singing?

    ….for the possible benefit of those who do not attend karaoke calls… 🙄

  125. SteveM March 13, 2009 5:05 pm

    now some slightly less interesting matters…

    Tsai-kos in Las Vegas September 18-19, 2009 &
    Tsai-kos who might be Las Vegas September 18-19, 2009

    Rich2176 is now working on Tsai-ko game ticket requests. Those with NEW requests should email him directly at: rich2176 (at) yahoo(dot)com

    Tsai-ko LAS Survey 4 is now online to collect RSVPs for the events arranged by las vegas

    1. Friday night Tsai-ko Get-Together Party
    2. Saturday Tailgate at buffet restaurant
    3. Saturday OPTIONAL bus between tailgate restaurant and stadium

    Survey 4 also collects ETA and hotel location info, so you can see who else might be staying nearby or at your hotel. 🙂

    Current status and info is listed at:

    If you cannot get into the survey or have questions, please email me at: stevem.hnl (at)

  126. d1島 March 13, 2009 5:43 pm

    Good news about Blaze returning.

    A WAC Championship game in November at Aloha Stadium. Can you say: sellout?

    Good to hear that FloridaTed continues to improve 🙂

  127. d1島 March 13, 2009 6:29 pm

    Is everyone at the BaseBow game?

  128. homey ℞ March 13, 2009 6:34 pm

    Not enough seats at the stadium for everyone.

  129. Dennis Halloran March 13, 2009 6:38 pm

    My Mass tomorrow will be for Florida Ted and Family.
    Have to chime in when Mater Dei is mentioned by Big Wave. Great Factoid on Danny O’Neill. Are you sure Billy Blanton at SDSU might have played Warriors? He is still my top QB from MD, (HS Wise)
    Watching USC-UCLA game and it reminds me of the fifties, when that was the only game in town, before Rams and Dodgers et al!
    STsai, a little coaching from a vet…. keep your hands away from your face while on TV. try pinching to remember. All is well in the Desert as golf score declines!

  130. Garret March 13, 2009 7:16 pm

    I hope that this doesn’t happen to any of the Warriors during Pro Day…I remember last year 3 of the 4 WRs had hamstring injuries, but at least this didn’t happen.

    Sad news out of Lubbock and Texas Tech yesterday. Former Tech OL Rylan Reed injured his knee while running the 40-yard dash Thursday in Lubbock at Tech’s Pro Day. Reed had to be carried off the field and transported by ambulance to a Lubbock hospital. That just tears at my heart.

    Reed, as you might remember, has overcome so much in his life. Reed’s minor league pitching career ended when he was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Reed, whose mother lives in Plano, beat cancer, and just a few days later, lost his father in a traggic car accident.

  131. Garret March 13, 2009 7:17 pm

    Another article about the injury during Texas Tech’s Pro Day.

    With most of his former teammates and coaches watching the drills – as well as representatives from 22 NFL teams – it was a difficult turn of events considering the amount of adversity Reed has fought throughout his life. His rough past includes a battle with cancer – which he won five years ago – the death of his father and a right broken ankle suffered in the 2008 Gator Bowl.

    The injury came moments after Reed – who was not invited to the NFL Combine in February despite being named a Walter Camp All-American and to several Big 12 Conference first teams – bench pressed 225 pounds 44 times. The showcase of strength was no surprise considering Reed set a Tech record by benching 625 pounds in July 2008.

  132. Garret March 13, 2009 7:20 pm

    The Reno paper had a little information about every WAC team before Spring Practice starts. Info on some of the teams is below.

    BOISE STATE (spring dates, March 9-April 17): The Broncos will likely only have five seniors in the fall … sophomore running back Doug Martin, considered the heir apparant when In Johnson left, is getting some looks as a safety … coach Chris Petersen recently juggled the coaching staff, moving RB coach Jeff Choate to LB coach and making three other moves.

    FRESNO STATE (March 23-April 26): The Bulldogs are no stranger to losing coaches, and they lost both coordinators after last season. OC Doug Nussmeier left for a similar position at Washington. Jeff Grady will be the new passing game coordinator and will call the plays on offense. Longtime DC Dan Brown retired. Hill named Randy Stewart the DC. There were a number of coaching changes at Fresno State.

    SAN JOSE STATE (spring dates N/A): Terry Malley, who for the last nine years was the OC for the Arena League’s San Jose SaberCats, was named the Spartans QB coach recently. He replaces Marcus Arroyo, now the OC at Wyoming. … SJSU won out over some Pac-10 and Mountain West schools for the services of RB Lamon Muldrow, a four-star recruit out of Roseville, Calif.

  133. BowsForever March 13, 2009 7:21 pm

    Great news about FloridaTed.

    About Dwayne Johnson’s slamming Hawaii in that SNL skit — eh, I hope he never escapes from Witch Mountain. 😉

  134. wafan March 13, 2009 7:24 pm

    Wow. You can almost hear the wind whistling through the broken windows, the creaking of the busted door on the saloon, and the rustle of the tumble-weeds as they blow through the deserted town.

    Where is everyone?

    The camera slowly pans and zooms to the end of the street. The blowing dust obscures the objects. A lonely tumble-weed blows across the street as the wind dies and the dust settles.

    Too late! The Pony qb has enough time only to catch a brief glimpse of very large and enraged green somethings and four distinct flashes of searing pain. Then blackness and the muffled sound of complete pandemonium until four of the Warriors slowly get up of his now badly bruised body.

    The Tsai-ko Card Section holds up the number 13 and slowly changes it to 14, the number of opposing qb’s crumpled by the Warrior “D”.

  135. Momo March 13, 2009 7:24 pm

    Had a good day at golf. Made the other team pay for the 19 hole. Our Friday gang play for who will pay for the 19th hole. Ala wai was good to me today. My 38-42 was real good.

    Hang in there F Ted…

    The base ball team is not doing too good tonight as the pitcher is not sharp.

  136. Garret March 13, 2009 7:25 pm

    In this week’s WB show, Mac talked about how Maka had to wait forever to find out if he’d get another year via a medical redshirt and hoped that Libre wouldn’t have to wait that long. Texas submitted the info for WR Shipley even before the season ended and his extra year (2009) was granted before last season ended. They applied for that medical redshirt probably about 4-6 months before UH applied for Libre. Now, UCLA got *two* players the medical redshirt results already…it is my impression that for years UH never found out this early about a medical redshirt!

    The news was expected, but I thought I would pass it along anyway.

    UCLA received word tight end Logan Paulsen (foot) and linebacker Kyle Bosworth (knee) each received a medical red-shirt, meaning both will be eligible as fifth-year seniors in 2009.

  137. Garret March 13, 2009 7:26 pm

    Great golf day Momo!

  138. Garret March 13, 2009 7:27 pm

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

    Study found that adults in America really don’t know some fairly basic science concepts. 47% of adults in America do not know that the Earth revolves around the sun, 41% think that humans and dinosaurs lived at the same time, etc.

  139. Garret March 13, 2009 7:27 pm

    Pill for animal birth control helps to avoid the need to kill wild animals that are overpopulating certain areas…someday this pill might enable pet owners to avoid needing to spay or neuter their pets.

  140. Garret March 13, 2009 7:28 pm

    Article about the unique School of Science and Engineering being established in Pakistan.

  141. Garret March 13, 2009 7:29 pm

    Verizon launched a service for the blind and visually impaired that helps them with messaging, sending and receiving e-mail, even writing documents with Word and Excel.

  142. Garret March 13, 2009 7:29 pm

    Prices are being cut on the 3G iPhone–it is believed that inventory is being cleared out because Apple is releasing a new version of the iPhone in June or July.

  143. Garret March 13, 2009 7:29 pm

    Free play links pau.

  144. BowsForever March 13, 2009 7:31 pm

    Moving away from “auwe” on The Rock — three cheers for Tadd! Making three PGA Tour cuts in a row is an impressive feat, and he’s only 4 back at Puerto Rico if I heard right. We’re all proud of you!

  145. d1島 March 13, 2009 8:26 pm

    Hope to read about a late-game comeback by the BaseBows again in the morning! 😐


  146. Hoohiki March 13, 2009 8:27 pm

    In one of the top stories for HA is the Red Cross drive with a picture of Alan Hackbarth the firefighter. Is that the same Hackbarth, as in the Rubberband man, at the Stanley that entertained the fans during intermission with his dancing? If it is, I always wondered what happened to him. Wasn’t he also a former football Warrior? Just wondering….

  147. (Jesse)James March 13, 2009 8:29 pm

    Great news about Florida Ted….continued prayers and well wishes…

    Where is everyone tonight??? Must be too cold…..

  148. SteveM March 13, 2009 8:48 pm

    James — I’m lurking and doing September UNLV updates. Been thinking of chicken katsu, fried udon, and rice…

  149. (Jesse)James March 13, 2009 8:52 pm

    hmmmmm….fried udon…..making me hungry

  150. wafan March 13, 2009 8:58 pm


  151. Momo March 13, 2009 9:29 pm

    Will be going to Sidney next week with the family. We are going there with no plans and would like to know what we can do there. ll be a party of 7.Any suggestion?

    The base ball team scored 3 runs with out a hit and leads 3-2. But we are in trouble in the top of the ninth with two men on base…

  152. al ™ March 13, 2009 9:50 pm

    oh, oh, momo and ralph must be related.

    i guess i should watch the games live from now on and i just got my recorder fixed.

  153. al ™ March 13, 2009 9:51 pm

    just don’t tell me what happens next.

  154. al ™ March 13, 2009 9:57 pm

    you should seek a ground tour operator in sydney to ensure that you at least catch some of the aussie’s finest rather than spend time deciding what to do once you are there.

    don’t forget the crocodile stew.

  155. al ™ March 13, 2009 9:58 pm

    d1 went to bed at 8:26pm?

  156. Ralph March 13, 2009 10:10 pm

    momo lots of deadly snakes in Australia…..don’t check out the hydroponics system, a snake may be lurking in the garden and bushes

  157. Ralph March 13, 2009 10:12 pm

    there must be a safari guide where you can see the kangaroos, wallabies and Koala bears in the wild..

  158. homey ℞ March 13, 2009 10:47 pm

    Call Crocodile Dundee.

  159. koakane± March 13, 2009 11:26 pm

    sup guy slow night or what?

    k5 gotta do something about their station. almost every night they going off air for about 10-15 minutes.

    al or homey find out the secret santa yet? niele minds like know.

  160. al ™ March 13, 2009 11:35 pm

    still a secret.

  161. chawan_cut March 14, 2009 12:40 am

    thanks for the props.
    the orange jacket will be retired for now.
    don’t know if it’ll do anything at baseball games.

  162. chawan_cut March 14, 2009 12:43 am

    wow, earl weaver.
    haven’t heard that name in a long time.
    i had a computer game on my ibm pc that i loved playing back in the day with that as the name.
    its still cold here in reno at night. during the day it was t-shirt and shorts weather as long as you were in the sun.

  163. BigWave96744 March 14, 2009 2:23 am

    Happy 23rd Birthday (03/14) to Daniel “Nacho” Libre and “the Iceman” Daniel Ryan Kelly

  164. Garret March 14, 2009 4:37 am

    I don’t think that Bellotti stepping down at Oregon is a big shock to any of the 2009 recruits that they signed (like Wade). Back in December it was announced that Chip Kelly would be taking over for Bellotti some time in the near future, with Bellotti predicted to decide if he wanted to be AD in March.

    On January 2, Oregon let two assistant coaches go and Chip Kelly, not Bellotti, chose the replacement coaches. So, it was clear that Kelly was setting up his coaching staff. All this happened well before NLI day. One of the new assistants that Chip Kelly picked was Oregon’s new DL coach (Azzinaro)…who will now be Wade’s position coach.

  165. Garret March 14, 2009 4:38 am


    Wish we could join you folks and Nan’s family in Australia! Our Spring Break doesn’t happy until April. I’m sure that you all will have a great time.

  166. wafan March 14, 2009 5:10 am

    A super morning to all!

    First non-frozen morning in a long time!!!

  167. wafan March 14, 2009 5:18 am

    A-Joe . . .

    Hawai’i’s SkillsUSA always has really good Promotional Bulletin Boards. They put in a lot of time in the planning stages. Good luck to the competitors at the National Conference in June!!!

    Question for you. Would you like to judge at the National SkillsUSA Leadership Conference and Skills Championships in 2010? We are always looking for judges who are willing to work with the kids and, eventually, advisors at home. Let me know if you are interested!

  168. brew808 March 14, 2009 5:25 am

    …Oh boy… KC, in the middle of Summer… with wafan… oh boy… oh joy…. 😯 😆 🙄

  169. brew808 March 14, 2009 5:41 am


    Everyone – have an awesome weekend! If you have the opportunity, go out an do a good deed or two or three! Be a Tsaiko!

    😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆
    8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)

  170. d1島 March 14, 2009 6:08 am

    Great Morning All!

    Happy Birthday to Nacho and Ice Man. Same Birthday as Mrs. d1島!

    Well I did manage to stay up until the rain delay…

    Congrats to Coach Trap and the BaseBows! Sometimes you need a little luck and benefit from some calls going your way…

    Have a good day erryboddy!


  171. Kekoa March 14, 2009 6:26 am

    Good Morning Tsaiko Peeps!

    Heavy rain showers hit the ceded lands at about 05:30 and caused such a ruckus outside! Looked out the window and saw all the animals heading up to Makakilo 2 by 2.

  172. Kekoa March 14, 2009 6:56 am

    Hauoli La Hanau to the young homemaker from Waipio Gentry. The lovely and charming mother of son’s #1 & #2, is celebrating her 29th birthday, I’m told.

    D-1 ~ I’ve searched the archives for a couple of guys who want to sing 2 Happy Birthday songs for the Mrs.

  173. Kekoa March 14, 2009 7:38 am

    It’s raining so hard here in Kapolei, that the rain coming off the inside angle of my roof is shooting out like a water cannon – 4ft straight out and parallel to the ground! The ole saying applies, like pouring pi$$ out of a boot!

  174. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER March 14, 2009 7:40 am

    wafan’s non- frozen morning is because the freeze is in Hawaii! Brr. I had to whip out my polartecs this morning!

  175. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER March 14, 2009 7:40 am


  176. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER March 14, 2009 7:42 am

    and the sun just peeped out from the clouds.

    Hope “da odda” wessai gets some soon too!

  177. Da Punchbowl Kid March 14, 2009 7:52 am

    Good Morning All!

    Great news about the players, nice pics too!

    Really great news about Ted. Get better soon, buddy!

  178. Da Punchbowl Kid March 14, 2009 7:53 am

    What a COLD morning this is…

  179. Committed Road Warrior March 14, 2009 8:04 am

    Morning everyone!

    Last night’s baseball game was rather interesting. Personally, LMU should have won that game but the less-than-stellar fielding from that SS and a wild pitch proved to be the difference. They pretty much handed us that game… way a team only musters two hits (one of them on a IMO blown call) and wins the game regardless of the number of BBs issued, but that’s just what happened to UH last night.

    We’ll see how the BaseBows do tonight!

  180. Committed Road Warrior March 14, 2009 8:05 am

    Did anyone read about what happened at the WAC Tournament last night?

    During a timeout with 7 seconds left and New Mexico State leading 70-69, Utah State’s mascot, “Big Blue” the bull, confronted New Mexico State’s “Pistol Pete” cowboy mascot and ripped off his fake mustache.

    The cowboy then chased the bull to halfcourt, jumped on his back and tried unsuccessfully to pull him to the floor.

    “Pistol Pete” then started to try to choke his rival before retreating to his end of the court.

    Several newspaper photographers covering the game said they heard a man in a Nevada shirt offer the Utah State mascot $100 to go grab the mustache.

    The man confirmed to The Associated Press that was true and that he paid the mascot the $100, but declined to provide his name. He said he did not expect New Mexico State’s “Pistol Pete” to respond the way he did.

  181. Kekoa March 14, 2009 8:24 am

    CRW ~ Are we sure that the mysterious $100 donor was not our very own C_C?

  182. addahknowjoe March 14, 2009 8:30 am


    Sure! forward me the details.

    Gmornin Tsaiks!

    Good 8th inning last nite!

    For a long moment there, I thought we were at LMU’s batting practice. Those boys were teeing off on us. Kinda made all my yappin’ all for naught.

  183. addahknowjoe March 14, 2009 8:33 am

    Briefly saw ST at last nights softball game.

    I gotta say, that braddah look handsome when he all serious and working hard!

  184. Committed Road Warrior March 14, 2009 8:34 am

    Kekoa—Would C_C wear a Nevada shirt? Don’t know if that’s characteristic of C_C to be rooting for the ‘odda team.

    If the article said “…a man in an orange jacket offered the Utah State mascot $100 to go grab the mustache,” then perhaps it might be C_C indeed.

  185. wafan March 14, 2009 8:41 am

    CRW . . .

    A lot of young people have no common sense and do just about anything for some cash. I sure hope the kid faces assault charges. Maybe he can be the example for others.

  186. Kazz March 14, 2009 8:43 am


    You get mail in both accounts.

  187. Kekoa March 14, 2009 8:47 am

    CRW ~ Good observation. C_C might wear a Syracuse Orange shirt, but never Nevada!

  188. wafan March 14, 2009 8:50 am

    Brew . . .

    I think it was the Farrington Band that used to play slow and dirty . . .

    Goin’ to Kansas City
    Kansas City here I come
    Goin’ to Kansas City
    Kansas City here I come
    Got some crazy little women there
    I’m gonna get me one . . .

    Or, if you prefer musicals . . .

    Ev’rythin’s up to date in Kansas City
    They’ve gone about as fur as they c’n go!
    They went and built a skyscraper seven stories high,
    About as high as a buildin’ orta grow . . .

  189. Kekoa March 14, 2009 8:50 am

    MsLiz ~ A belated birthday wish for baby Lilu! She was born so close to Girls day too!

  190. addahknowjoe March 14, 2009 8:52 am

    New post up

  191. Arthur Dennis March 20, 2009 9:06 am

    Chris Brown likes to watch too much stuff on youtube. His favorite show on youtube is the “Stupid Mario Brothers”

  192. Marshall Wise March 20, 2009 10:29 am

    chris is a good person he has never been in trouble before leave him alone.

  193. bingo play live March 24, 2009 8:23 pm

    He is able to get out of bed and can walk the halls without a walker. His last test (yesterday) showed he had more damage than we thought, so he will have to go to re-hab. After that, only time will tell, but hopefully I will have my “strong warrior” back, and better than ever. We believe God gave him a second chance,

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