Bowl day

Anybody see these guys around town?

jjJune Jones

adrianAdrian Klemm

mcknightDennis McKnight

brewsterMichael Brewster

MlopakaLopaka Ornellas

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And PowderPuff noticed Colin Kaepernick helping to contribute to Hawaii’s economy:


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Happy birthday to Las Vegas — the Man, not the city, although the Man is the City. (OK, I have no idea what that meant.) But happy birthday.


  1. A-House December 24, 2009 8:14 am

    To all our Tsaiko family, the A-House family sends our very best to you this Christmas eve for a great Christmas day tomorow!!!

  2. A-House December 24, 2009 8:15 am

    heck wanted to be first, so I can now continue my above post to say that may tomorrow be shared with those who are closest and dear to you!

  3. Garret December 24, 2009 8:16 am

    I hope that there is a great game today with great weather–that would be good for ESPN to feature and serve as a tourism booster for Hawaii.

  4. A-House December 24, 2009 8:18 am

    oh, what the heck, went out early to work out in Kaneohe 24hr fitness and our grand leader’s house was all dark and quiet.

    came back 2 hours later and no change – did a “walk-about” in our valley, passed his house and still quiet – no movements observed!

  5. TYaiea December 24, 2009 8:18 am

    To all the Tsaikos; Merry Christmas….

  6. Kekoa December 24, 2009 8:20 am

    Woppa-doozy day Tsaiko’s! Stay safe everybody and enjoy the holiday season!

  7. Stephen Tsai December 24, 2009 8:20 am

    A-House forgets to tell everybody he goes to bed before 9 p.m.

  8. oldie December 24, 2009 8:28 am

    Try again. From the last post:

    I remember when our son played Little League baseball, the coach said, when you draft a player, you drafted the entire family, parents and sibs who would be needed for support.

    After following the Eastman clan these last few years, it’s clear that the entire Eastman Obama is a class act. The Beast leaves everything on the field. His parents were great hosts to the Weber State team when they visited last year. Through it all, Bulla continued to fully remain a strong Warrior supporter.

    UH coaches would be missing a great opportunity if they don’t welcome the Beast and his family into the Warrior ohana.

    Just a personal opinion. Never met the Beast or Bulla.

  9. Kazz speaks on behalf of Dwight K. Shrute December 24, 2009 8:28 am

    Answer to the question posed in the title of today’s blog is NO.

  10. bb December 24, 2009 8:30 am

    Over under 20,000 at the game today?

    I say over.

    But barely….21,023 is my guess.

  11. bb December 24, 2009 8:32 am

    and how come Kanoa Leahey didn’t do the UH/UNLV game? I thought he did a good job for the Charleston game…..

  12. el guapo December 24, 2009 8:32 am

    Mele Kalikimaka to all Tsaikos and lurkers far and near

    I am hopeful that somehow the Beast will still play D-Line for the Warriors.
    And I am thankful for the little things, like how SMU being here saves the Hawaii Bowl for at least another year.

  13. Stephen Tsai December 24, 2009 8:35 am

    They’re claiming 31,000 tickets have been distributed.

  14. Da Punchbowl Kid December 24, 2009 8:38 am

    Merry Christmas Gangeez! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Yep, Kanoa sounded awesome calling UH’s ESPN game. The guy could could be a big time announcer for them, IMHO.

  15. I Love Pecan Pie December 24, 2009 8:40 am

    I wonder if June Jones would be interested in little Bulla?

  16. Da Punchbowl Kid December 24, 2009 8:40 am

    Hey Stephen-

    Are you ready for Christmas?

  17. bb December 24, 2009 8:41 am

    31,000 distributed…

    Now how many will “actually go?”

    If they closed up the upper sections you could have a pretty good atmosphere like the State Championship football game.

  18. FloridaTed December 24, 2009 8:42 am

    Just wanted to wish the entire Tsaiko-Ohana, and it’s Buergermeister Stephen Tsai, a very happy Christmas and an especially prosperous New Year.

  19. tommui December 24, 2009 8:43 am

    Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good year!

    Concur with Oldie!

    The letter from Coach M seems to imply a walk on (try out) and not guarantee of a scholarship. Maybe they can’t guarantee a scholarship AT THIS TIME while they juggle things around to see if there are some scholarships available.

  20. Da Punchbowl Kid December 24, 2009 8:44 am

    JJ picked up little Bulla’s old running mate, Scott Smith, so why not?

  21. Da Punchbowl Kid December 24, 2009 8:44 am

    Hey Ted! Howzit Tom!

  22. Kazz December 24, 2009 8:49 am

    Met Bulla, met his lovely wife, and met Da Beast. The first time I ever attended a state championship football game was when St. Louis took on Leilehua in 2007. Sat amongst the Cruisader nation and all I can say is that Ryan Eastman has a good support system behind him in his family.

  23. I Love Pecan Pie December 24, 2009 9:02 am

    Da beast would make one fine running back…>)
    kBoom kBam!

  24. Pride. December 24, 2009 9:02 am

    Da Punchbowl Kid:

    December 24th, 2009 at 8:44 am
    JJ picked up little Bulla’s old running mate, Scott Smith, so why not?


  25. al December 24, 2009 9:03 am

    dpk…aka santa claus extrordinaire.

    again on behalf of some old folks, 1000 mahalos to you and your cute elf(sweetie) for once again sharing the christmas spirit.

    the boss says thank you sooooo much. those “kids” are still talking about it.

  26. al December 24, 2009 9:05 am

    scott smith committed to texas tech i believe.

  27. Pride. December 24, 2009 9:08 am

    Yes, it was Texas Tech.

  28. βρεω808 December 24, 2009 9:14 am

    So…. DPK is a little “punch-drunk” this AM…. 🙄

  29. βρεω808 December 24, 2009 9:17 am

    ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ Good..Morning..Tsaikos..and..Warrior..Nation!!! ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀

    ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀!!! ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀

    Hoping for a beautiful, sun-kissed HVB kind of day in the 808! Everyone have a wonderful day!!! 😀

  30. EH NO MAKE ! December 24, 2009 9:17 am

    Hey all, Happy Holidays !

    Something’s been bothering me and I was wondering if I was the only one.

    The Andrew Manley situation. Leilehua product, highly successful, 6’3″, 230 pounds, high profile, co-offensive player of the year as a junior, soon to be announced player of the year as a senior, 31 touchdowns and over 3,000 yards passing as a junior, 28 touchdowns and again over 3,000 as a senior…..


    Hawaii didn’t want him !?!?

    Oh, wait, they offered him a scholarship then took the offer back huh…?

    WTF !?!?

    Then the Umu kid from St. Louis I read about. What the hell kind of recruiting is “if we have a scholarship available”..?

    Warriors, so far anyway, are also getting none of the studs from Kamehameha or Kahuku, none of ’em, not one, nada, nilch….

    WTF !?!?!?!?!?

    Maybe it’s me, and it could be, but are our University of Hawaii football coaches simply dropping the ball when it comes to recruiting Hawaii high school football players…?

    When he first got hired, was it all “crap”, when coach Mack kept repeating “recruiting will be our lifeline, especially Hawaii”…?

    Again, maybe it’s just me, and it could be, but am I making too much out of it. Am I worried for nothing…?

    I want to be excited, I would love to see some of the top high school talent stay home and play, watch them grow into young men, members of our society, possibly play pro.

    You know, I want to like Greg McMackin, but 13-14 in 2 years at that price tag, hmmm, I’m finding it hard to do.
    Lackluster performance versus Wisconsin, that was shameful. Losing to Idaho, MY GOD.
    Many, too many, game “management” type blunders. Simply put, blunders, and the head coach needs to be held responsible. When to punt, when to go for it on 4th down, when to call a damn time out…elementary decisions, simply elementary.

    I’d like to get excited about our team, I really do, but WTF !?!?!?!

    If they can’t recruit, we can’t win !

  31. βρεω808 December 24, 2009 9:19 am

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  32. A-House December 24, 2009 9:23 am

    rasu begasu-san:

    omedeto gozaimasu!!

  33. Jack Flash December 24, 2009 9:24 am

    Anyone know the Obama arrival time and route to Kailua? I’m thinking they will be shutting down some freeways near the stadium at some point today…

  34. pocho December 24, 2009 9:24 am

    that was one rant I gotta say.

    Merry Christmas to all

  35. Pride. December 24, 2009 9:24 am

    EH NO MAKE !

    😉 😉 😉

  36. βρεω808 December 24, 2009 9:25 am

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  37. wafan December 24, 2009 9:26 am

    Happy Christmas Eve to all!

  38. wafan December 24, 2009 9:27 am

    Best to the Beast!

  39. I Love Pecan Pie December 24, 2009 9:32 am

    I heard Obama would be arriving 3pm…by then
    we all should be tucked nicely into our Christmas
    Sheraton Bowl…no?

  40. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc December 24, 2009 9:40 am

    Jack Flash:

    The Obamas are arriving Christmas Day. The advance team is already here making the area secure.


    Did not get your e-mail either. The address is on the list used for the various T-Functions.

    We’ve got a company Christmas Luncheon in Waikiki and will be sliding into the Stadium shortly before kick-off.

    Finally, to repeat my question from late last night? Who is Wes and why all the STUFF swirling around here?

  41. Derek December 24, 2009 10:01 am

    Last night was a very good example of what a top 20-25 basketball team looks like. I expected UNLV to pound UH because of the athleticism. The players at UNLV are quick, has great ball handling and and play pressure defense in making their opponents turn the ball over. We saw all of that last night. UH cannot win if they turnover the ball. Their free throw shooting also has a lot to be desired. The only guy I thought was under control was Thompson. Unfortunately, Nash is not doing a good enought job to get the kind of recruits we need to elevate our program to the have a run at the NCAA tournament. That’s the name of the game, period! Sadly, I also thought Nash was outcoached, out-prepared, out everything by Kruger, who has been around the block at other places.
    Too bad….indeed! But, I did stay at a Holiday Inn!

  42. wafan December 24, 2009 10:04 am

    Happy Birthday to Rasu!!!


  43. al December 24, 2009 10:10 am

    happy birthday mr. rasu begasu

  44. Da Punchbowl Kid December 24, 2009 10:11 am

    I stand, errrr, sit corrected. Smith to Tech. Sowwy.

    it was our pleasure.

  45. Loa December 24, 2009 10:13 am

    morning gang!

    continued prayers for (J)J’s mom and LTUHF

  46. Loa December 24, 2009 10:14 am

    happy birthday las vegas

  47. Da Punchbowl Kid December 24, 2009 10:15 am

    No recruits from Kamehameha or Kahuku this year?!
    Like the guy on Saturday Night Live would sing:
    “OoooooOOOooowheeeeee!! Wuts up wit dat?! Wuts up wit dat?!”

  48. Da Punchbowl Kid December 24, 2009 10:16 am

    Prayers for LTUH and JJ’s mom.

  49. Da Punchbowl Kid December 24, 2009 10:17 am

    One thing for certain about Da Beast, where ever he goes, he will make some coaches and some fans VERRRRY happy.

  50. Da Punchbowl Kid December 24, 2009 10:18 am

    Fiddy one by cracky!

  51. Da Punchbowl Kid December 24, 2009 10:19 am

    Is today homey’s birthday too? Anyone…? Anyone…?

  52. Da Punchbowl Kid December 24, 2009 10:20 am

    rasu begasu-

    Happy Birthday, stud! 🙂 🙂

  53. Da Punchbowl Kid December 24, 2009 10:21 am

    Ok. My work here is done…

  54. Da Punchbowl Kid December 24, 2009 10:25 am

    Oh. One last thing. Nice picture of “Guava” up there. We miss his insider scoops round here…

  55. r b December 24, 2009 10:28 am

    what about qb from pac 5 had best stats in state any uh interest there

  56. Jack Flash December 24, 2009 10:35 am

    Capitol -ist/WassupDoc-

  57. koakane™ December 24, 2009 10:35 am

    gooda morning from the sunny wessai. looking good for the game this afternoon. if you are attending have a most excellent time. go wolftang lol

    wishing all the tsaiko’s, warriors and wahines a mele kalikimaka. enjoy the eve and the day. may all your wishes become true, blessing to the family, friend, fuud, and have a fun time. be nice to each other now.

  58. SteveM December 24, 2009 10:37 am

    Good morning everyone!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY las vegas !!!

    a.k.a. “rasu begasu” (Japanese pronounciation)
    a.k.a. “John”

  59. koakane™ December 24, 2009 10:37 am

    also saw the L&L show last night. have to admitt JJones is still charming. but still what happened happened no matter what.

  60. madeinhawaii December 24, 2009 10:43 am

    Happy B-Day… rasu begasu-san!

  61. midnight December 24, 2009 10:45 am

    Happy Birthday to Las Vegas!!!

  62. LizKauai (iPhone) December 24, 2009 10:45 am

    Hauoli Lahanau rasu begasu!

    Have a happy and SAFE holiday everyone! ESP those traveling on the mainland.

  63. d1島 December 24, 2009 10:48 am

    Happy Birthday las vegas! 🙂

  64. Stephen Tsai December 24, 2009 10:50 am

    All potential walk-ons, including Bryant Moniz, have gone through the tryout. Hey, even the best actors take screen tests.
    It’s merely a formality, and if you’re good enough, you shouldn’t worry.
    But it is a fair process.

  65. tommui December 24, 2009 10:57 am

    CAPITOL broght up the idea of a Tsaiko fund for WVB – and on Christmas Eve and the Sheraton Bowl, and President Obama coming in, I don’t know who will be reading this but …

    I had suggested that perhaps sending moneys to UHF would result in a complete tax deduction as the UHF is a 503(c)(3) charity. I got the following from UHF.

    “Have we thought of establishing a single account for all of the Tsaiko projects instead of tackling each one separately? That way a rainyday fund could be established for post awards or immediate needs(bikes,etc). Only problem is the control factor over the funds and you would have to trust the AD to make sound decisions based on the purpose of the account.

    We can establish an account with $1,000 and determine the purpose of the account.”

    I think that this may be the way to go.

    Do I trust the guy to influence the funds to go to WVB? I don’t know, but he is Dave’s brother!

    Merry Christmas Gang!

  66. jm2375 December 24, 2009 11:04 am

    Tommui – #66 – I like that idea a lot. Perhaps that way we can just contribute when we can and then when projects come up the funds can be disbursed faster.

    Merry Christmas!!

  67. koakane™ December 24, 2009 11:08 am

    st just to be clear even a highly recruited blue chip prospect say like Manti Taeo would have to go thru some type of try out to be place on scholarship, admitted to the school and the fball team.

    just asking

  68. d1島 December 24, 2009 11:20 am


    Hoping that what we have here is, “a failure to communicate.”

    And then again, how many more times, and on how many levels should the Warrior community be asked to endure these communication SNAFU’s?

  69. madeinhawaii December 24, 2009 11:24 am

    Just caught up with last night’s blog bits… (shaking head)… don’t know what really transpired but, like many here, I’m so disappointed to learn that the Beast won’t be suiting up for UH.

  70. madeinhawaii December 24, 2009 11:26 am

    Too bad, though. If there was one “family” that would have carried the UH banner to all the away games, it would have been the Eastman family. What an example that would have set, eh?

  71. d1島 December 24, 2009 11:29 am


    Sounds like a good way to go about it.

  72. koakane™ December 24, 2009 11:36 am

    “Have we thought of establishing a single account for all of the Tsaiko projects instead of tackling each one separately? That way a rainyday fund could be established for post awards or immediate needs(bikes,etc). Only problem is the control factor over the funds and you would have to trust the AD to make sound decisions based on the purpose of the account.

    can this account be administered by a tsaiko appointed trusteeship that determines where the monies goes and to what projects?

    if any one knows please feel free to respond.

  73. koakane™ December 24, 2009 11:39 am

    added thoughts; if an appointed tsaiko trusteeship can be done, can the peeps on this committee be non UH employee?

  74. chawan_cut December 24, 2009 11:49 am

    have a great day today and tomorrow everyone!
    be safe!
    be merry!

  75. Kekoa December 24, 2009 12:09 pm

    ST ~ Why was there such a difference in the way Ryan was treated? Like Koakane expressed above. Would a blue chip athlete be offered a schollie straight away? Would he still have to get past coach Miano’s tryout? Why not welcome Ryan on to the team and let him compete for a position on the D-line. Let his actions speak for his ability. The accolades he earned at Weber were very honorable. His treatment should have reflected respect for his achievements.

    I’m surprised that coach Mack’s email was so uninspiring. God help his local recruiting once the other kids who left home find out. There won’t be any kids wanting to come home after this.

  76. Garret December 24, 2009 12:19 pm

    Note from Reinbold’s Facebook page:


  77. Garret December 24, 2009 12:21 pm

    Happy Birthday Las Vegas!

  78. Cindy cee December 24, 2009 12:24 pm

    Happy Birthday to Rasu BegasU!! (lol #31)

  79. Cindy and Greg cee December 24, 2009 12:27 pm

    Merry Christmas to all our Tsaiko friends!
    Drive safely when you are out there because it is
    craaazzzy on the roads.

    Hugs to all!

  80. Stephen Tsai December 24, 2009 12:40 pm

    Like I said, this a formality.
    There are scores of players who want to join.
    I’m sure with the Beast’s credentials, he’ll have a fair shot.
    And this isn’t a chorus-line audition, like they’re going to go through routines and pick out the winners.
    It’s mostly about the orientation. The compliance and academic folks will go through the rules and requirements. That way prospects know what they have to do to be eligible.
    I called Bulla and told him to relax. Love the guy, but he can’t be getting worked up over routine stuff. I mean, if so, he’d better not get anywhere near the DMV.
    So, everyone needs to calm down. This is only a test.

  81. Stephen Tsai December 24, 2009 12:41 pm

    And don’t forget, every mid-year walk-on went through this, including Moniz and Richard Torres.

  82. 99club December 24, 2009 12:56 pm

    Happy Birthday Las Vegas, and Merry Christmas to all Tsaikos around the world.

  83. Bulla December 24, 2009 12:57 pm

    you’re right, you did call me and calm me down and explained the process, and i want to thank you for that.

    as the top reporter for HA, i think that it is admirable that you are able to help communicate the recruiting process to those families that are ‘not in the know’. what would have been more reassuring is a better communication from the staff and not a form letter, it it was that.

    ST, you’re a friend and i thank you for watching out for my ohana, but it shouldn’t be your place to explain policy or procedures to me, do you get where i am going?

    either way, mahalo, mahalo, mahalo to all the Warrior Faithful and the Tsaiko Ohana…..we would not be who we are if we weren’t who we are…..was that an example of circumlocution or what? haha

    it’s all good, let it go, it will all work out for the best in the long run, i believe in that and sometimes the end does justify the means……so Merry Merry Christmas, be safe and share the joy of the Lord wherever you may go.

    kama, email me at 808bulla at

  84. Bulla December 24, 2009 12:59 pm

    speaking of DMV, that’s in February, maybe this was a test run, thanks again ST, haha

  85. Bulla December 24, 2009 12:59 pm

    if anyone knows kama’s email, sent it to me via email please, mahalo again

  86. RedZone December 24, 2009 1:18 pm

    wow Bulla I had to go look that one up. I know I will never be accused of that one.

    The more I read this blog the more confused I get. I quess I will lurk for a while.

  87. Bulla December 24, 2009 1:32 pm


    just to kick it up a notch, haha, try this one…..

    Circular Reasoning – supporting a premise with the premise rather than a conclusion.

    Circular reasoning is an attempt to support a statement by simply repeating the statement in different or stronger terms. In this fallacy, the reason given is nothing more than a restatement of the conclusion that poses as the reason for the conclusion. To say, “You should exercise because it’s good for you” is really saying, “You should exercise because you should exercise.”

    It shares much with the false authority fallacy because we accept these statements based solely on the fact that someone else claims it to be so. Often, we feel we can trust another person so much that we often accept his claims without testing the logic. This is called blind trust, and it is very dangerous. We might as well just talk in circles.

    crunch on those apples for awhile, but merry christmas to you 🙂

  88. el guapo December 24, 2009 1:36 pm


    what’s your e-mail address?

  89. el guapo December 24, 2009 2:05 pm

    easier – please contact me at threeamigos at hawaii dot rr dot com

  90. kama krab December 24, 2009 2:08 pm


    If you still out there, you got mail.

  91. LizKauai (iPhone) December 24, 2009 2:51 pm

    Welcome home June Jones! SMU 7-0

  92. cavewarrior December 24, 2009 3:08 pm

    wonder how Vili would look riding a ‘stang after every td…

  93. cavewarrior December 24, 2009 3:12 pm

    50-zip would be good…Go SMU & JJ

  94. tommui December 24, 2009 3:28 pm

    elguapo: if it is about that supoena you wish to serve …


  95. LizKauai (iPhone) December 24, 2009 3:29 pm

    Stadium is starting to fill. Glad the SMU band is here. Their fans make me feel like the SB. So proud their team made a bowl game is just 2 years!

  96. Bulla December 24, 2009 3:34 pm

    you got mail back

  97. al December 24, 2009 3:34 pm

    just so you know i am recording the game to view later.

  98. tommui December 24, 2009 3:47 pm

    koakane: I can see where you are coming from – basically, can the AD be trusted. We are talking about the position and not JD personally. (It might be someone like HF)!

    UHF is a 503(c)(3) which is an organization which is recognized by IRS as a charitable organization and donations to it would be usually tax deductable to the donor. A trustee appointed by us would not be recognized by IRS as it is not part of the organization.

    This is presuming that you want the tax deduction. Someone like Garret, for instance, would want a tax writeoff should the stocks in his company which he will donate to the UH increases tremendously in value.

    Emphasis is on tax deduction is what Capitol was talking about.

    If we are talking about small stuff – $1.00, $5.00, I’m don’t think people would bother to put it in their income tax returns as a deduction. Of course if the donor puts in $10 a month or $5.00 a month, the deduction might be worthwhile.

    As to how much you can deduct a year for charity depends on your income – for that, you would have to see your accountant or someone who knows more about it that me!

  99. LizKauai (iPhone) December 24, 2009 3:55 pm

    One hunnert

  100. LizKauai (iPhone) December 24, 2009 3:56 pm

    Al. The score is. The score. Lucky I just saw your post!

  101. poweshow December 24, 2009 3:57 pm

    June Jones’ team looks damn impressive people. I hate to be a downer, cause I am a “glass half full kind of guy”, but how do you think UH would of done this season with June? I’m willing to bet A LOT better. Listen I know Mac is a nice guy, he’s very personable, however 13-14 in two seasons is not going to cut it and Hawaii needs to act FAST because the program is going downhill. Yes, the facilities have been upgraded, but the coaching especially at the HC spot has been very unimpressive. As I’m typing this SMU goes up 24-0 against a Nevada team that controlled Hawai’i pretty much throughout the whole game. Also look at the recruits Mac is bringing in. Yes, some of them have talent in this years 2010 class, but two WR’s that aren’t even over 160 lbs? C’mon Mac this isn’t Division II football and your only going to come accross a Chad Owens type player once in a lifetime. In short, if Mac can’t get 8 wins next season, UH REALLY needs to act fast before its too late…again.

  102. CheeHoo December 24, 2009 4:03 pm

    OMG! SMU looking good…like the Warriors of old! Man I miss them!

  103. cavewarrior December 24, 2009 4:17 pm

    like taking Run n Shoot 690…GETT’IN SCHOOLED

  104. Willie December 24, 2009 4:23 pm

    Watching the game and all I gotta say is wow! Very impressed with SMU’s improvement from the time I saw them earlier in the year.

    Does anyone know if the SMU QB Padron is a true freshman or a red shirt freshman? Looks like the future is extremely bright with this signal caller’s skill set. Nimble feet, quick release, good touch at all distances, mature pocket presence and really accurate.

  105. Derek December 24, 2009 4:30 pm

    It is halftime now….31-0 ponies. All I can say, is that I miss June Jones.
    The UH recruiting effort so far is at best questionable. Unless they get some real good ones in the last effort to fill up their allotment of scholarships, they might end up lacking in some positions. For one, a kicker. For two, a big time offensive lineman and defensive lineman. And a big back who can break tackles. Pour it on Mustangs. Like I said before, they have a lot of good QBs is Texas. SMU QB Padron might throw for 500 yards today. Padron also sounds like Filipino. He would fit right in in Hawaii. Ha, Ha.

  106. wise guy December 24, 2009 4:32 pm

    SMU QB Padron is a true freshman.

  107. Willie December 24, 2009 4:38 pm

    Mahalo wise guy

  108. bighilofan2 December 24, 2009 4:44 pm


  109. lava December 24, 2009 4:45 pm

    re post #30, I wish EH NO MAKE ! would name the players by name and position on Kamehameha and Kahuku that he would offer he was in charge of recruiting at UH.

    As for Manley, he’s very good, but we are loaded at qb, and I think Moniz showed that a mobile quarterback makes the offense more dangerous. I think Graves fits the mold too. At some point we have enough qbs, and Spain accepted first.

    So how else did we screw up?

  110. bighilofan2 December 24, 2009 4:51 pm

    #30, #102

    watching the game, i just wanna blow up. okay, okay, we lost a great coach. and some great assistant coaches. but to the ones who stayed behind, to help us get over the hump, help us gain our self respect back, do you think the Board of Regents and Jim Donovan put their trust in the right guyz? I mean, credit to Coaches Tormey, Shaw, Brian, Nick, Dave.

    but I’m asking my question to the leaders of old. what do you think, Coaches Mack, Miano, Cal, Ron, Brian, Mel, George?
    you think I can hold my head up, and see light down the road? can we get kids like Ryan Eastman to have a face to face with you? these kind of kids deserve that. he has.

    and yes, my pants are in a bunch! you wanna know why? my tv ain’t lying…. June Jones team is kicking butt…. and there is big implications
    in that. I am not a dummy!

  111. cavewarrior December 24, 2009 4:55 pm

    speed rules…and smu has it more than UNR

  112. gmahoney December 24, 2009 4:57 pm

    Is it my tv or is June wearing a GREEN shirt?

  113. CheeHoo December 24, 2009 5:09 pm

    SMU’s stomping of Nevada is bittersweet in so many ways….

    UH’s RnS doesn’t even come close…

    UH’s 2010 outlook has a lot of questions to be answerd…

  114. Rich2176 December 24, 2009 5:10 pm

    MERRY CHRISTMAS (and whatever else others may celebrate during this time of year) TO ALL MY TSAIKO FRIENDS!!

    Happy B-Day to the best host in Sin City!

    Watching the SMU blowout of Nevada is a lot more embarrassing to the WAC than the Warrior Sugar Bowl loss to Georgia. UH was the nation’s passing leader in 2007 and couldn’t get anything going. Nevada was the nation’s ground leader in 2009 and can’t get anything going.

  115. LizKauai (iPhone) December 24, 2009 5:28 pm

    gmahoney- JJ is in black. I am enjoying seein this offense again. And I have to laugh- Colt Brenan was a system QB afterall. 😆 a beautiful system it is!

  116. tommui December 24, 2009 5:33 pm

    Las Vegas – happy birthday!!!

    Of course you have to remember that Nevada does not have its #1 and #2 running back in today’s game.

    Its receivers seem to have lousy hands and its reserve LB, while itchy fingered, had lousy hands as well.

    Have to admit that JJ really can see the pukas in the Nevada defense and having a QB that can throw long and short with accuracy helps too.

  117. Momona December 24, 2009 5:34 pm

    #102 – SMU looks very impressive but Nevada is missing 2/3’s of its rushing attack and their nickel back who was sent home. Nonetheless, SMU looks great.

    If JJ was still coaching here, there’s no doubt UH would have had a better record the last 2 years simply because we would have recruited better players. Garrett wrote yesterday about how SMU secured 13 3-star commits thus far (9 according to ESPN). UH has only 1 (according to ESPN). According to, SMU’s average player-star rating is 2.23 while UH is 1.79. UH is last in the WAC despite having the most signings.

    Our recruiting has got to improve, or maybe having a winning record and getting into the Hawaii Bowl is good enough.

    Also, many D1 players are coming out of Kapolei. Hasiak and Vehikate last year, Akuna and Elisara this year. I hope UH has developed a solid relationship with Coach Hernandez.

  118. Rich2176 December 24, 2009 5:40 pm

    Wasn’t aware that Nevada was missing two of its RBs. I’ve been half watching the game while getting ready to visit my folks tomorrow. Better driving 300 miles Christmas morning in 4+ hrs than spending 2 hours just trying to get out of L.A.

  119. gmahoney December 24, 2009 5:44 pm

    Liz #116, oh June’s wearing black, what is SMU’s colors again?

    True, what a beautiful system. Sigh.

  120. Carl December 24, 2009 5:46 pm

    The Eastmans sound like a bunch of premadonnas. Walkon talent needs to go through the walkon process period

  121. cavewarrior December 24, 2009 5:52 pm

    Padron has nice touch on long ball…accurate.

  122. d1島 December 24, 2009 6:07 pm

    Ponies brought the band, the dancers, the cheerleaders, the fans, and their A(ir) Game.

    Reno brought nothing…..

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  124. d1島 December 24, 2009 6:10 pm

    Kind of ironic to see the “100” signifying the Century of Hawaii Athletics so faded on the stadium turf while The Former Coach brings a team back and finds such dominance….


  125. d1島 December 24, 2009 6:11 pm

    Alooooooha! Neil Everett…..


  126. d1島 December 24, 2009 6:12 pm

    Oy! to see those images in the ESPN Flashback….

    One mo’ tsigh……

  127. konagold December 24, 2009 6:30 pm

    The Eastmans sound like a bunch of premadonnas. Walkon talent needs to go through the walkon process period

    Carl…a statement like that was very uncalled for. But, if you are going to call people names at least spell it correctly….”primadonnas” Ryan is a very dedicated and hardworking young man, just 3 months out of graduating he came back to Aloha Stadium with his Wildcat teammates as a true freshman and more held against our Warriors O Line.

  128. madeinhawaii December 24, 2009 6:31 pm


    According to Hawaii is #2 in the WAC with recruiting, just behind Fresno. Last week they had Hawaii at #1.

    AND from what I can see, Hawaii is #3 in Rivals.. not “last” as you state.

  129. konagold December 24, 2009 6:38 pm

    128 should have read more than held its own against our warriors O line

  130. madeinhawaii December 24, 2009 6:39 pm

    Speculating on “would ofs”, ” should ofs”, “ifs”, had JJ remained in Hawaii is totally moot and a waste of energy. He’s at SMU and will remain there for another 5 years or longer.

    I’d rather cheer on our Warriors… GO us what you can do… we got confidence in you the coaching staff and players.

    Besides we’re recruiting a smaller group this season, so being in second and third is darn good.

  131. postmanke December 24, 2009 6:43 pm

    Will be nice to see SMU become the next Texas Tech. BCS buster soon! …always liked SMU – was a huge John Koncak fan!

  132. RedZone December 24, 2009 6:45 pm

    Having watcing a few SMU games I knew that they would score but their biggest improvement had to be on defense. They did a great job.

    Padron was back up quarterback and took over after Levi Mitchell got hurt earlier I the season. I watched Padron in his first starting role and thought that he was a lot better than Mitchell back then. It will be interesting to see who June goes with a the qb position next year. I wonder if Mitchell will end up like Tyler?

  133. expat December 24, 2009 6:54 pm

    The biggest winner with SMU’s blowout has to be their AD. He had the vision, determination, and (last year) the patience. Amazing that SMU had not been to a bowl in those kid’s lifetime.

  134. postmanke December 24, 2009 6:58 pm

    also nice in here to see June Jones not referred to as “the former coach” =)

    …well not as much as in the past anyway

  135. bighilofan2 December 24, 2009 7:03 pm

    Knowing who Ryan Eastman is as a true sophomore player, watching him play as a true freshman against us last year at Aloha Stadium, knowing he is all conference this year, knowing that he and his parents put out the word earlier this season and getting the word to wait until after the season was over, making all conference, and getting that kind of email ….

    Its the image, Carl. Coach Mack should keep this inhouse. i always go face to face when i gotta convey a important message, when get some ifs anz an buttz. any halfa mout knowz dat one. even doze not making
    da big buckarooz.

  136. NYUH December 24, 2009 7:05 pm

    SMU’s win validates the run and shoot. And that is good for UH. I expect Rolo was there and ready to come into his own calling the plays for UH.

  137. bighilofan2 December 24, 2009 7:06 pm

    Coach Jones ain’t coming back, an dats alright.

    the question is, is Coach Mack and Coach Miano ever gonna be that good? and if they’re gonna be that good, don’t they have to chisel away some of that grimey stuffs? at least make em look nice.

  138. madeinhawaii December 24, 2009 7:13 pm

    Coach Mack and Miano will be that good on “D”.. but offense? That’s pretty much in the hands of R. Lee and N. Rolovich. I gotta say though…SMU’s receivers were getting good separation..

  139. postmanke December 24, 2009 7:32 pm

    I am wondering if JJ will throw us a bone or two every year with some of his potential recruits that he cant fit into his program. Man, there’s some speed on his team. We could be like SMU’s JV team and still go to bowl games.

  140. RedZone December 24, 2009 7:40 pm

    SMUs receiver coach is non other than Jeff Reinebold.

  141. bighilofan2 December 24, 2009 7:40 pm

    our offense is not only in the hands of R Lee and N Rolovich. they’re there because of Coach Mack and Coach Miano. and the recruits we’re getting is because of all the coaches. Mel and Miano run the speed and quickness, and the walk on program… i noticed SMU looks awfully more quick. we don’t look like SMU. i thought we’d be looking better than SMU. not from what i saw today. but we sure talk better than we play.

    we deserve a million dollar looking coach. we’re payng for a million dollar coach.

  142. Momona December 24, 2009 7:42 pm

    #129 – you’re correct that in total points, they are 3rd on (I don’t subscribe to I’m looking at the quality of the recruits which UH is averaging 1.79 stars. So if we are looking at a smaller recruiting class this year, we should be going after and signing better players. We are getting lots of recruits but it doesn’t seem like we are getting quality ones (as determined by the scouting bureaus).

    Bulla’s son has proven himself on the college level. I would rather award him a scholarship than a 1-star or not rated HS player.

  143. oxtail soup December 24, 2009 7:43 pm

    We lost Colt and his 4 receivers last year; this year we lost a ton of defense, and then the starting QB. We got lucky that Moniz was here, and I think it was key that Rolo started calling plays.

    I think even if JJ was still here, UH would be struggling, and people would be calling for his resignation.

    I hope the other QBs coming in are good; it was alarming how quickly UH had to dig into the depth chart with all the injuries…

  144. RedZone December 24, 2009 7:46 pm

    It is not just about being fast it is playing fast which is what I had been saying all year. I had thought since game one that UH needed to improve their game speed. I think a lot had to do with inexperience at a whole lot of positions but next year should be the pay off. I will be very disappointed if it isn’t.

  145. Momona December 24, 2009 7:49 pm

    I think if JJ didn’t leave, Greg Alexander wouldn’t be here. He would have recruited a QB that fits his style. And our offense would be a lot more effective and score more points. The only thing missing from when JJ coached is the offensive part of the game. Mack, Miano & Ron Lee still handle the majority of the defense.

    We can only dream what could have been.

  146. bighilofan2 December 24, 2009 7:49 pm

    I’m glad JJ made it to this year’s Bowl at Aloha. We got to watch him again. For me he exposed the underbelly of our football program. Made many of us realize that running a so-so led D1 college football program is not a happening thing for Hawaii. having a team that shows up for the game, game after game, is what many of us in Warrior Nation are seeking for our team. We love a winner. We are paying for a winner.

    you don’t piecemeal a winner. separating the offense from the defense.
    either we have a winner or we don’t. end of story.

  147. RedZone December 24, 2009 7:50 pm

    If JJ didn’t leave our quarterback would be Bo Levi Mitchell.

  148. postmanke December 24, 2009 7:55 pm

    what about kraft? he was coming??

    JJ struggling or not.. they were still fun to watch and machine like even at 1-11!

  149. madeinhawaii December 24, 2009 8:03 pm


    It always seems, to me at least, that the local Hawaii recruits earn their stars later in the recruiting period. They seem to start off lower than the rest of the nation and end up higher by LOI time. So, I wouldn’t don’t give the ratings too much weight unless we were in the mix for 4-5 stars.

    SMU has the facilities and the money. They are in the heart of the some of the best football high schools in the nation. It was only a matter of time that they would start competing for the 3 stars or better in their area.

  150. TYaiea December 24, 2009 8:04 pm

    From the openng series, had the feeling that SMU was gonna wipe out the Wolves. SMU came to play!!! During third quarter the exodus started and even the Nevada fans were leaving. The Mustangs even brought over two horses and a miniture pony. The small horse sure had a workout running across the field after a score. I think SMU is gonna be a force in C-USA for several years.

  151. curveball December 24, 2009 8:05 pm

    Had a great time at the game..cant believe SMU’s quarterback is a freshman…wow…I hate Nevada so this was just a bunch of fun..thanks Stretch

  152. Pomai December 24, 2009 8:07 pm

    Just got home from the game. It was so much fun watching the R&S again. SMU will be in the top 25 within two years at the most.

    oxtail sad to say but on point #2 I think your wrong, had JJ stayed he would have had his recruits an his system would still be in place. What we are running now is not the R&S, I’m not sure what you would call it. but we can play the if game all we want an the bad thing is it won’t change a thing.

    I sure do miss his style of football.

  153. postmanke December 24, 2009 8:17 pm

    The Don Strock Run and Shoot

  154. I Love Pecan Pie December 24, 2009 8:31 pm

    Merry Christmas and Peace to men of good will…
    Thanx to Pomai, I got to see June Jones crush
    Neveda Reno. Bet coach Rolo was drooling
    as he watched and will show us a better season
    next year. Is it August yet?

  155. A-House December 24, 2009 8:33 pm

    Was impressed with SMU players today – they can bring it and Nevada did not have a chance. Not a good sign for the WAC as we are 0-2 with Idaho and Boise St to go.

    Speaking of SMU recruiting, I believe that JJones mentioned some time ago that he had the commitment from the 3rd rated Texas HS QB. With the bevy of under classmen, SMU will be a force in C-USA ( just like TY Aiea mentioned).

    And talking about “stars” for recruits, some have mentioned before that a player may be rated as a 3-star, but when he commits to UH the same source now place them as a 2 or 1-star. Do I smell a personal bias or discrimination? Only thing that has changed is the player committed to Hawaii!

    Oh, before I forget, a most happy and memorable Christmas and New Years for the President and first Family!!! May their days at “home” be filled with all the good things about Hawaii.

  156. A-House December 24, 2009 8:35 pm

    And, yes to our good neighbor, I am “hitting the hay” ( before 9pm ) so I can cruise by your home about 4:45am on my way to 24hr fitness in Kaneohe!!

  157. SteveM December 24, 2009 8:50 pm

    Congrats to JJ and SMU!


  158. oxtail soup December 24, 2009 9:11 pm

    Maybe you’re right, and it would have been different this time, but I dunno — in the past, even with JJ, UH would struggle every fourth year or so, as they’d have to start over with new players, and the fans would rag on him.

    Actually I think JJ’s offense here was more like Run & ShootShootShoot, since Hawaii has struggled to muster a running game most years. Nat Ilaoa and Wes Keliikipi were exceptions.

    His attack seems to be more balanced now, but it’s still fun to watch. He’s also able to recruit bigger players, and there was an obvious difference in size tonight. He doesn’t have the geographic recruiting issues that he had here.

    At QB, JJ said he and Morrison had been considering a QB change even before Bo Levi got hurt. They could see that Padron was good, and Mitchell was an interception machine. If Bo Levi had stayed healthy, he probably would have been benched.

  159. TYaiea December 24, 2009 9:28 pm

    Several tsaikos mentioned that there were a ton of good footballers in Texas and checking the SMU roster about two/thirds are from Texas. Including their quarterbacks Mitchel and Padron…what an arm…this guy will be a stud by the time he’s a senior and jj better stop him from running the ball…slow and no more moves. lol….

  160. FloridaTed December 24, 2009 9:29 pm

    Boys, Boys, Boys……..

    Here we go again, pining for the old girlfriend that dumped us, for whatever reason.

    Forget about it already, dance with the one who is here.

    Bowl games are not a good Barometer, SMU just really wanted that game, just like Hawaii in 1999/0 or Notre Dame last year or Alabama vs Florida this year.

    So, keep your pants on, we’re gonna have a great 2010 season.

  161. oxtail soup December 24, 2009 9:30 pm

    Has UH been recruiting O-line to replace the graduating seniors? Having Gordy Shaw here should attract some good recruits.

  162. Garret December 24, 2009 9:30 pm

    Wow, I honestly thought that Nevada would beat SMU by a large margin because SMU was too young this year and SMU’s run defense was weak. But SMU won the battle at the line of scrimmage–even if Nevada had their top 2 RBs in this game they wouldn’t have seen many openings.

    Congratulations to Adrian Klemm for doing an excellent job with SMU’s OL. 9 of their top 10 men on the OL are freshmen or sophomores and Nevada has some excellent pash rushers, so I credit Klemm for molding his unit into an excellent pass and run blocking force.

  163. Garret December 24, 2009 9:31 pm

    Note about Brian K:

    Brian Kajiyama, the former Hawaii fan/student who developed a remarkable bond with Jeff Reinebold and other Hawaii coaches before joining the UH staff as a graduate assistant, is on the Mustangs’ sideline, decked out in SMU gear. His reunion with Coach Reinebold and his family, as well as June Jones and other members of the SMU staff and team, during practice this week was really beautiful. It’s hard to believe anyone could have witnessed it and not felt goosebumps or tears.

  164. curveball December 24, 2009 9:32 pm


    You are definitely feeling better..good stuff

  165. Kekoa December 24, 2009 9:38 pm

    ST ~ You can be cool, calm and comfortable…it’s not your kid that’s left on hold while the administrators, coaches and compliance mavens scratch their a$$.

    Just assure them that it’s a bonafide Tsaiko son and get on with it! That’s qualification enuff. No need Primo or Donna to decide.

  166. oxtail soup December 24, 2009 9:42 pm

    The pony was cute, though…it and the horsies were a definite upgrade to the guy in the horse suit.

  167. Slugger December 24, 2009 9:52 pm

    We had fun, did you?

    Love the horses! SMU’s play made me miss June Jone’s offense at UH. Couldn’t cheer much for Nevada, but I tried.

  168. LizKauai (iPhone) December 24, 2009 9:59 pm

    Mahalo, Ke Akua for putting the sweetness of a great game and a beautiful win in my memory to complete this football season. The joy in the faces on the SMU sidelines has replaced the bitter aftertaste of the Sugar Bowl.

    Merry Christmas, everyone!

  169. Garret December 24, 2009 10:04 pm

    I hope that Idaho wins their bowl game…it would be bad for the WAC to be 0-3 in bowl games when they have the heavy media attention focused on BSU’s game in the Fiesta Bowl.

  170. LizKauai (iPhone) December 24, 2009 10:05 pm

    Welcome back, Florida Ted!

  171. VonAppen December 24, 2009 10:14 pm

    Whew… good thing UH never made it the Hawaii Bowl. JJ would have schooled UH in the proper way to “shoot”the run and shoot.
    I think if you make 1 mil a year you really need to be smart enough to know your expertise is on defense and leave running the run and shoot to experts like …hopefully… a somewhat kind of…or maybe hope to be… JJ protege (Rolo?). You didn’t see JJ run the ball to run out the clock instead it’s “we do what we do” and duely noted by the commentators. Hopefully UH is not currently using that statement. How about “we want to do what we used to do”…please?

  172. EH NO MAKE ! December 24, 2009 10:18 pm

    …posted by lava:

    I wish EH NO MAKE ! would name the players by name and position on Kamehameha and Kahuku that he would offer he was in charge of recruiting at UH.

    As for Manley, he’s very good, but we are loaded at qb, and I think Moniz showed that a mobile quarterback makes the offense more dangerous. I think Graves fits the mold too. At some point we have enough qbs, and Spain accepted first.

    So how else did we screw up?


    Yap, Stant (though just a junior), Jamora, Schwenke MY GOD, the list could go on forever.
    “Loaded” at quarterback…? Wow, although I agree with you 100% about Moniz being mobile and high ly successful, that CANNOT be said for all the qb’s on scholarship, seriously, c’mon.

    Not signing Manley even though he was originally offered, is a mistake the program WILL regret. What’s sad, is I don’t think that will be the ONLY such regretable decision.

    SMU looked great in the Hawaii Bowl, kudos to June Jones, he is amazing.
    What hurts though, and really bad, is that our team, our Warriors, are better, more talented, bigger, stronger and faster, but, NOT as wel coached.
    U-H did NOT live up to it’s potential, PERIOD !

  173. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc December 24, 2009 10:45 pm

    Couldn’t handle back-2-back Aloha Stadium blowouts (December 5 and December 24) so we left at the half. Plus our $45 seats (each) put us right in the middle of a bunch of significantly overweight large males and their equally overweight female companions all dressed in red.

    And if that weren’t bad enough, a whole clowder of young males sitting three rows below us had made four huge LOOK AT ME ESPN signs – each one was three by four feet – and held them up way over their heads blocking our view of the playing field – except when Nevada was on offense.

    Other than that, these were great seats. Think we may spring for them this coming fall.

    Those of you who wished that June Jones had stayed – I fear that we would still have the old Athletic Director around as well.

    RE A TSAI-KO FUND: DrDoc is a CPA with extensive trust and non-profit experience. In addition to working for a regional CPA firm specializing in taxes and trust stuff, he currently is the treasurer of two non-profits. Before that, he headed the Tax Department in the Trust Division of a local bank followed by working for five-plus years as the CFO of a major local non-profit.

    Fortunately, I get to pick his brains from time to time so if you have some questions I can pass on to him, please don’t hesitate to send them.

    What I suggested recently was that we develop a pledge drive for the SERVE UP 1000 Fund which would provide significant dollars over an eight-month period without making a significant dent in anyone’s income. Twenty dollars a month is just a little less than $5 a week which we can all afford.

    The unknown here is what would the UH Foundation/`Ahahui Koa Anuenue charge for their service fee in processing the donations. Most non-profits who act as fiscal sponsors and private foundations charge anywhere beween 5% and 15% to cover adiministrative costs and to make a little bit for themselves. It’s their version of being an entrepreneur.

    Remember too that if you pay using a debit or credit card or PayPal, you will get the full deduction, but the recipient clearly does not.

    What the fiscal sponsorship fees are and how could they be modified to fit a pledge drive are what I need to check out when the offfice opens back up on January 4. After all, processing 50 – $20 payments each month for eight months will require some work on the part of somebody, but why not wait until August 31, 2010, to actually send out a paper mahalo note to each person listing all the contributions. Meanwhile, their office could send out a monthly summary to me via e-mail which I in turn would send on to the fifty people who made contributions.

    The non-profit I head is going to run a pledge drive starting next week so I’ve gotten a lot of information about making it more efficient, but we don’t have to pay another organization – other than PayPal or the credit/debit card companies – a fee to process the donations.

    I do like the idea of a generic T-Fund, but I would be concerned that the money might be used for something other than what the donor wanted.

    I’m still trying to get things straightened out with the four UHF/AKA donations made from the HI-5 redemption proceeds to Na Koa Equipment Fund, SERVING UP 1,000 Fund, the Men’s Summer School Tuition Fund, and the Women’s Summer School Tuition Fund.

    Because I haven’t seen the letter sent to Da Beast, I cannot comment directly about it, but didn’t Colt Brennan have to do the same thing?

    Mahalo to Pomai & Jack Smyth for clarifying the Wes/Manley/UH situation for me.

    Have a Happy Safe and Peaceful Christmas – and we’ll be there at the Stan Sheriff Center for the last three games of the day for sure – and, if the weather is junk so we cannot do any yardwork, then we may even get into town for the Northeastern/SMU game.

  174. Slugger December 24, 2009 10:58 pm

    Sat with Rainbow Warrior & his friend Dave who goes to games with Chawan_cut sometimes. And Made In Hawaii and his lady sat next to HiFlyer.

    Sorry, W-Doc, forgot to call. We ended up at Sorabol.

  175. tommui December 24, 2009 11:12 pm

    CAPITOL: The UHF charges 3% on the initial contribution and is a one-time deduction – its to set up the paper work etc. So a $10,000 INITIAL donation gets hit for $300. So assume the account is UHF for WVB, the intial cost will be $300 and any further contribution going into that restricted fund would not be hit for a service charge.

    To set up your own 503(c)(3) would probably cost you $5,000 – $7,00- if you can get an attorney that specializes in that sort of work which is super-specialized and requires closely working with IRS.

    Check it out with Doc.

  176. wafan December 24, 2009 11:17 pm

    Well, Izzy finally arrived — delayed by a little more than an hour. Shucks, could have gone to Sorabol. Next time perhaps.

  177. wafan December 24, 2009 11:18 pm

    Happy Christmas to everyone and a most uneventful and healthy 2010!!!

  178. Slugger December 24, 2009 11:37 pm

    Merrrrrry Christmasssss!!!

    Love you guys!


  179. jm2375 December 24, 2009 11:51 pm

    Feliz Navidad!!!

    Hope Santa brings (brought) you great gifts! According to NORAD, he’s pau with delivering gifts and headed home.

  180. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc December 25, 2009 12:06 am


    The non-profit I work for has had its 501c3 status since July, 2004. Although we had the amended paperwork completed some 18 months earlier, it took us some 15 months to raise the filing fee through a garage sale and two malassadas sales. Then, it took another two-plus months for the IRS to okay everything.

    Alas, no HI-5 Drives back then – our first one was in early January, 2005, as soon as the law went fully into effect.

    Or are you talking about creating a non-profit just for the Tsai-kos? When I raised that issue almost two years ago, there was little interest in doing so. Back then, people preferred to keep things informal.

    I just helped form a 501c3 for a community organization. I was able to get a volunteer attorney/CPA and the cost to file was $750 plus the cost to set up the state non-profit – total just under $800.

    The way it was explained to me in the spring of 2008 when I talked to `Ahahui Koa Anuenue – things may have changed – is that all donations are fully credited to the donor, but each donation has a sum taken from it for administrative costs so the recipient of the contribution received a net figure – the admin fee plus fees for PayPal and credit/debit card charges if used. Check and money order fees may also be charged, but the donor pays those before transmitting the payment to AKA.

    I was also told last spring that individuals who contribute to AKA for a specific fund – let’s say remodeling the coaches’ offices – would receive full credit, but each time the same donor wrote another check for the same project, AKA would take another admin fee.

    With respect to the SERVING UP 1,000 Fund, there is no reason why individuals here cannot make donations right now. However, what we were looking at is to see if we can make this a Tsai-ko Fund Drive.

    Anyhow, let me clarify what the options are here and then folks can make an updated decision about what to do next. In the meantime, fully-deductible contributions can be made by individuals for any current fund set up within the Athletic Department.

    Off to bed – see y’all in the morning. Hope Santa can find your place if you don’t have a chimney.

  181. LizKauai (iPhone) December 25, 2009 12:20 am

    Nitey nite and sweet Santa dreams.

    Merry Christmas
    Peace on Earth

  182. I Love Pecan Pie December 25, 2009 1:23 pm

    Garage Sale?
    A Tsaiko Garage Sale?
    I can help you with that. No garage, but I
    got lots of junk. Nice junk. :>)

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