Cadiz attempts comeback

In an inspiring story two years ago, 5-foot-6 running back Joey Cadiz was invited to the Warriors’ training camp as a walk-on. He earned one of the last spots because of his offseason work.

But Cadiz’s season was cut short because of a knee injury. He did not play in 2008 or 2009.

Now Cadiz, fully healed, is attempting a comeback. He will participate in the walk-on tryouts Jan. 13.


  1. al January 2, 2010 12:17 am


  2. Ralph January 2, 2010 12:31 am

    2nd choice

  3. eonatoa January 2, 2010 12:35 am

    Good for u joey! Go get um! 3

  4. Ralph January 2, 2010 12:39 am

    good luck to Cadiz! if UH can offer 140 lb Corey Lau, then his size isn’t a measurable that UH will judge him by, it’s Cadiz mental toughness to succeed that will help him make the team.

  5. koakane™ January 2, 2010 12:39 am


  6. koakane™ January 2, 2010 12:41 am

    evening men whats shaking

  7. Ralph January 2, 2010 12:46 am

    koakane too many bud lights for you

  8. Kekoa January 2, 2010 12:53 am

    Pahtna, Ralph, Al, and eonatoa ~ Happy New Decade to you early birds!

    Have a good weekend. I goin’ back sleep Zzzzz…

  9. al January 2, 2010 12:54 am

    “whats shaking”

    isn’t that something that people said during the early sixties…well not in lanai though.

  10. koakane™ January 2, 2010 12:55 am

    ralph keep up this is a new year but the lights is definitely dimming

  11. al January 2, 2010 12:58 am


  12. koakane™ January 2, 2010 12:58 am

    al was that long ago shoots I must have had two fifties and move into the seventies (as to coin the phrase use in field of dreams) lol

  13. koakane™ January 2, 2010 1:00 am

    lights like going into slumber land similar to kekoa zzzzzzzz

  14. koakane™ January 2, 2010 1:02 am

    eh no like break up the late nite round table so betta go sleep and leave the intellectual speakas do there thing

    nighty nighty

  15. bighilofan2 January 2, 2010 1:16 am

    howzit to you koakane, al, ralph, kekoa, eonatoa.

    Joey Cadiz,

    Good for you Cadiz. Best of luck.

  16. bighilofan2 January 2, 2010 1:46 am

    Coach Mack

    get plenty work for do. 1st, get the best coaches.
    2nd, get everybody necessary to increase
    their calls in speed. gotta work on the decision
    making speed. 3rd. no rely on one second string.

  17. Da Punchbowl Kid January 2, 2010 3:14 am


  18. Bulla January 2, 2010 5:10 am

    good morning,

    good luck mr. cadiz, should be a good day on the 13th of january

  19. Bulla January 2, 2010 5:21 am

    i was thinking (no that’s not a new year’s resolution), having the eve of New Years on a Thursday is great…….it gives everyone 3 days to recover and get ready for 2010.

    It’s only Saturday, no work til Monday…. another day for reflection or deflection, get a little organized and out with the old and in with the new….and some time to be thankful for everything in 2009 and be expectantly grateful for all to come in 2010

    Happy New Year Tsaikos 🙂 🙂

  20. Stephen Tsai January 2, 2010 6:45 am

    We’re finally getting garbage pickup.
    That’s what happens when pickup day is Friday, and Christmas and New Year’s Day both fall on Fridays.

  21. Kekoa (iPhone) January 2, 2010 6:48 am

    Coach Bulla ~ I submit *Teardrop*as the kinder, gentler side-saddle nick for the Beast.

    Many drops of blood, sweat & tears will be left on the stadium floor after the Beast is unleashed!

  22. Bulla January 2, 2010 7:02 am

    always nice to have the trash picked up….even in the upper economic neighborhoods such as yours….


    we just gotta wait and see how it all falls together……it’s going to be great being at every Tsaiko gate for the next 3 years!!!! we are so excited, and Lyn cannot wait to hang out with ‘da gang’…..we sure missed you guys this past season, and the BSU game doesn’t count, haha

  23. Stephen Tsai January 2, 2010 7:11 am

    What will Bull and Lyn do with all of the travel money they’ll be saving?

  24. Da Punchbowl Kid January 2, 2010 7:12 am

    Hi Bulla. Bye Bulla.

  25. wafan January 2, 2010 7:26 am

    Good morning to all!

  26. wafan January 2, 2010 7:27 am

    Good luck to Joey on his return engagement as a Warrior. Ahhhh, the Heart of a Warrior!

  27. ai-eee-soos January 2, 2010 7:33 am

    My New Year’s wish for the Warriors:

    A 7-6 season; play SMU in the Hawaii Bowl;

    at least 40k attendance.

  28. bighilofan2 January 2, 2010 7:34 am

    Hiya gangee. gonna start the cardio, use the lawnmower to warm up da legs. 😀 then some liquids. 😀

    just tryin fo influence y’all in da positives. 😆

    have a great day as we lull in da downtimez. :mrgreen:

    but no rest for those trying fo meet their objectives.

    Brent Rausch
    time fo put on da weight training, build up da spinach capacity for fling some long long accurate and speedy bombs with the swift looking moves. da coaches chose you 2 years ago for a reason.
    you should be putting on da weight for da audience of 1.
    keep looking in the mirror. think: GQ GQ GQ. 😀


  29. bighilofan2 January 2, 2010 7:35 am

    To all the Warriors.

    No wait till February to do what you must today, Jan. 2. You must.

    For yourself.

  30. bighilofan2 January 2, 2010 7:41 am

    My New Years wish.

    all the Warriors and the coaches prepare to beat USC, starting 3 weeks ago.

  31. bighilofan2 January 2, 2010 7:42 am

    Mike Leach never quit.

    He’s a tiger. I looooove Tigers!

  32. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc January 2, 2010 7:44 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka Kakou:

    Still wrestling with the computer – I’d toss it out in right now, but I’m more dependent on it than a car, cell telephone, and tv set combined. Still waiting for a recommendation for someone to help us with trying to move into the second decade of the 21st century.

    Be sure to save your HI-5 cans & bottles for our collection drive next week. Click for more information. We can also pick up your donations before or after the Men’s Volleyball Tournament on Thursday, Friday or Saturday.

    Hope to see some familiar faces at tonight’s WAC basketball season opener. For those you who express disappointment with the current coaching staff, remember that these young men who actually pound up & down the floor deserve our support no matter what.

    BTW – what is Colt Brennan’s current status with respect to staying with the Redskins. It seems to me that he’s got to make his move into regular playing status this next season or perhaps consider shiting into some other aspect of sports such as coaching or even going back to school to work on an MBA to further a career goal in athletic department administration or even as a sports agent.

    Off to work – enjoy yourselves watching another set of football games. Such a disappointment with the Sugar Bowl.

  33. bighilofan2 January 2, 2010 7:55 am

    Craig James is a name from the SMU darkside past.

    Gerald Meyers is a former TT baseball coach and its been known for years that he is totally jealous of what Leach has done for TT football.
    Hance is a good ole boy, but he is a good ole boy and cowtows to the likes of the smooth Texas Talkers, like James. And James and James have now brought down TT. The TT fans are extremely upset and vocal.

    Looking forward to watching the TT game today. And then the Leach lawsuit.

    I bring this up to remind myself and each of us how important it is to have a good relationship between the AD and the coach. Jim Donovan and Chancellor Hinshaw are extremely supportive of our team. And our coaches.

    Coach Mack, you got a great opportunity here. and a well paying
    opportunity. and you’re surrounded by some incredible coaching talent. the most important thing you gotta do is to project to the other coaches the confidence you have in yourself. and in them.

    My real New Years wish, Coach Mack, is that you make the play call ins faster. much faster. Good luck in 2010.

  34. wafan January 2, 2010 7:57 am

    Gosh. I know Brennan’s career has not gone as any of us would have liked but to put it like this was beautiful, “. . . perhaps consider shiting into some other aspect of sports . . .”.


    Just kidding, W-Doc.

  35. bighilofan2 January 2, 2010 8:04 am


    I agree with you, players deserve our support no matter what.

    Thats why I brought up the Leach and Gerald Meyers/Hance/BOR brew hahahaha at TT. The football fans supporting Leach far far outnumber
    the James led Meyers group that fired him. People, not as many but still plenty, are gonna go to the game to support TT. but watch the game to confirm for yourself how human nature has a way of letting the status quo know all is not well in double TNation. its all gonna come back to bite James cuz Texans remember him having a dark past at SMU. And now his kid is getting blamed for bringing down TT football.

    for me, i’m not gonna let that happen to us. If there is a perceived problem, I’m talking upfront so we don’t let petty stuff bring us down.
    The James stuff is petty and its gonna cost TT more than money. They lost a great coach. Maybe we can scoop him up. He sure is a fighter!

  36. d1島 January 2, 2010 8:04 am

    Great Morning All!


    I 2nd that Thursday NYE idea….obviously, I’ve benefited from the late start.
    I wonder, “Where’s whitey?” 🙂

    Good luck to Joey Cadiz and all the others at Warrior tryouts

  37. d1島 January 2, 2010 8:06 am


    I’m amazed that didn’t get placed into “awaiting moderation” 😉

  38. Stephen Tsai January 2, 2010 8:06 am

    I think being a sports agent would be a cool career.

  39. Stephen Tsai January 2, 2010 8:06 am

    My first hire would be Dorothy Boyd.

  40. expat January 2, 2010 8:07 am

    I would guess that any money Bulla saves on travel goes right to tuition– for now at least.

    Cincy didn’t show any more than the Warriors did and they were higher ranked and a BCS conference champ. One has to wonder with both teams if coaching situations would have made much of a difference.

  41. Bulla January 2, 2010 8:07 am


    whew, convert the travel funds to tuition/books/feeding the new UH student i guess………however, there are road trips to be taken, someone is going to have to carry the A-House family luggage on trips!!! will work for food is my new motto…., haha

    had a great message from Chris Brown i am going to send you ST, you’d get a kick out of it……

    Let us bless others for we are destined to be blessed 🙂 🙂 🙂

  42. d1島 January 2, 2010 8:07 am


    I’m sure the Eastman’s travel agent is wondering the same thing!

  43. d1島 January 2, 2010 8:08 am

    ….does anyone still really use a travel agent?

  44. d1島 January 2, 2010 8:12 am

    Any pizza
    Any size
    Any crust
    Any topping

    $10 at Pizza Hut screams the TV commercial….

    except in Hawaii!

    $15.99 at Pizza Hut Hawaii! 60% COLA….my oh my! 👿

  45. Bulla January 2, 2010 8:14 am

    aunty lyn is the bestest,

    we got a $340 r/t airfare to Seattle and drove 8 hours to Missoula, MT for th halloween game……the ride was great… we have to adjust on road trips to Aloha Stadium…….30 minutes from Makakilo to the Cabanas…..and now i can use my 16 qt pot to bring some vittles…………auryte!!! 🙂

  46. Stephen Tsai January 2, 2010 8:14 am

    Re: travel agent:
    We use one.
    She’s the best.
    Aisle bulkhead. Every trip.
    And when a 6-5, 300-pound guy crammed in a middle seat glares at me, I just put on the ear buds and go to sleep.

  47. Bulla January 2, 2010 8:15 am


    like subway the $4.99 over there is the $5.99 here….i think…………

  48. Stephen Tsai January 2, 2010 8:16 am

    UH uses Panda.
    But that’s a whole other story.

  49. Stephen Tsai January 2, 2010 8:17 am

    Drove by your wife’s hotel at 12:20 a.m. yesterday.
    Lot of people lined up for taxis.

  50. Stephen Tsai January 2, 2010 8:21 am

    just gotta buy the literacy card. then everything is two-for-one.
    Then again, you have to use the right phrase:
    Me: “May I buy a literal card?”
    Minimum-wage Pizza guy: “I think you do need a literacy card.”

  51. madeinhawaii January 2, 2010 8:23 am


    60% COLA … That makes Mack’s salary look like $450 K.

  52. Bulla January 2, 2010 8:24 am

    ever see where the owners of Panda live in Kahala? gives a whole new meaning to either ‘estate’ or ‘compound’….unreal……..should ask if we could use one of the ‘dwellings’ for a Tsaiko event…..

  53. βρεω808 January 2, 2010 8:25 am

    Sheeessshhhh…. lot’s of whining for January 2, 2010…. 😀

  54. Stephen Tsai January 2, 2010 8:26 am

    Is it true that if you knock on the door, Donovan answers?
    (I kid. I kid.)

  55. Bulla January 2, 2010 8:28 am

    On New Years eve, Waikiki was nutz….plain and simple. i ran into one of koa mahu’s friend….S-C-A-R-Y…..she was, i mean he was, i mean errrrrrrr, anyway, it was taller than our vending maching…..blonde hair, curvey with a g string in a fish net dress, all bus up at 3 am, AND in heels….ewwwwwwww.

    told one of my guys, a fomer O lineman at Castle high school, big guy about 6’3 270 lbs to ask it to leave the lobby. he was not even ‘eye to eye’ to her, but he said, ‘wow, her voice was lower than mine……she was very nice though chief’

    shoulda slapped his head…..funny, armageddon, sodom and gomorrah, and anything else was on the streets that night.

  56. Stephen Tsai January 2, 2010 8:28 am

    Isn’t saying, “sheeeessshhh” considered to be whining?

  57. Bulla January 2, 2010 8:29 am


    that was bad, but that complex is mind boggling to say the least……..that’s a lot of panda-ring if you ask me…..

  58. DontMessWithTexas January 2, 2010 8:29 am

    RE: post # 35

    Smooth Texas Talkers vs. Obama Lawyer like talkers.

    Try nominating yourself for the next czar job that can plaster the prez. name everywhere in the islands.

  59. Bulla January 2, 2010 8:29 am

    no sheeeeeesh is only 2/3 of sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesh eeeeeeeeeeee

  60. βρεω808 January 2, 2010 8:30 am

    Wow Bulla…. 2nd scariest picture of 2010….. next to that photo of PP! 😆

  61. βρεω808 January 2, 2010 8:32 am

    Yup…. just wanting to be part of the T E A M !!! 😀

  62. Stephen Tsai January 2, 2010 8:32 am

    By the way, that wasn’t even PP’s green bottle. That was her sober laugh.

  63. βρεω808 January 2, 2010 8:34 am

    Re: #20 – Must be the only guy in the 808 that doesn’t call it “rubbish”…. 🙄

  64. Bulla January 2, 2010 8:35 am


    not saying that it was scary, but someone once used the term ‘shrinkage’ or was that George Castanza….hmmmm,…..that’s more man than i could ever be, haha

  65. βρεω808 January 2, 2010 8:35 am

    Even a T-Rex would run & hide…. 😯

  66. protector January 2, 2010 8:36 am

    Welcome back, Joey!

    Always nice to see another hard-working Warrior persevering to reach his goal!

  67. Willie January 2, 2010 8:36 am

    Watched Under Armor HSAA bowl this morning. Looking at where all the 4 & 5 star high school stars are going, the rich are definitely getting much richer. Cannot remember a non-BCS school getting any of this motherlode of talent.

    Just thinking about this made me realize how admirable the Boise football program is. Consistency over the years with only 2 & 3 star prospects is truly commendable. The broncos are not 1 year wonders, their body of work over the many seasons is one to try & emulate.

    Anyone know Boise QB’s Kellen Moore’s rating as a high school prospect and which schools in addition to Boise recruited him?

    Please don’t rag on me. I am not a bronco lover. Have been backing the Warriors fka Rainbows for over 35 years.

  68. Bulla January 2, 2010 8:36 am


    PP’s photo is very revealing, reminded me of the Dan Akroyd movie where they were coneheaded aliens…remember the way he woofed down the sub sandwch with those unreal rows of teeth……….whew, loved that movie, just can’t remember the name of it…….

  69. d1島 January 2, 2010 8:36 am

    So any idea to where the coaches are heading next on the recruiting trail?

  70. Stephen Tsai January 2, 2010 8:38 am

    In case anyone wondered, I ran into Joey at Windward Mall yesterday. We were in the popcorn line.
    Anyway, there was a Saint Louis freshman there. The guy must have been like 6-3. Built like a defensive end. And he wasn’t Correa or Kohler. Sheesh. How good was there JV team?

  71. Stephen Tsai January 2, 2010 8:39 am

    Cali and Seattle, I heard.

  72. βρεω808 January 2, 2010 8:40 am

    Can you imagine the sound-track that goes with the photo!!? 😯

    Bulla …. eerrrr…. da “Coneheads”….? 🙄

  73. Stephen Tsai January 2, 2010 8:40 am

    I worry about Bulla.
    He can’t remember the name of a movie, but he can describe Koa-Mahu’s relative in vivid details.

  74. protector January 2, 2010 8:43 am

    ai-eee-soos on # 27,

    I call & I raise you! I want everything you said PLUS…we BEAT JJ to put da cherry on da top!

    Chances are though that we make it to the Bowl, but this time JJ’s team may be Conference Champion & will be “forced” to go to another Bowl regardless of whether JJ prefers to come here.

  75. βρεω808 January 2, 2010 8:46 am

    Bulla is lucky that (j)j, KK, & Co. aren’t around to comment…. 🙄

    How come Homey no longer visits? 🙁

  76. Stephen Tsai January 2, 2010 8:47 am

    what’s that saying? You only get one chance to make a good first impression.
    JJ’s shrewd enough to know there’s no benefit to coming back to the Hawaii Bowl.
    The beauty of marketing is to think ahead.

  77. d1島 January 2, 2010 8:48 am


    ILH JV FB was interesting this year; everyone ended up with the same record. KS beat SLS; SLS beat PS; PS beat KS…twice!

    Everyone ends up getting Champion medals…. 🙄

  78. βρεω808 January 2, 2010 8:49 am

    What was the official attendance for 2009 Hawaii Bowl? 😕

  79. Stephen Tsai January 2, 2010 8:50 am

    Homey visits the pink side. The pink side doesn’t visit as much because of the knuckleheads who chased away people with their angry rants. But all soon will be right in blog world.

  80. Stephen Tsai January 2, 2010 8:52 am

    I think they announced something like 21,000 in the house. Distribution was over 30,000, mostly because teams and their leagues were obligated to commit to a certain number.
    The bowl is good, but in Hawaii, Christmas Eve trumps football.

  81. Slugger January 2, 2010 8:53 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Good luck to Joey Cadiz!

    Esme & whoosh….

  82. βρεω808 January 2, 2010 8:53 am

    I’d guess JJ & the smu’s would like to check-off a Bowl W box vs. a BCS school – big-name preferred. 😐

  83. βρεω808 January 2, 2010 8:56 am

    I did like the combination of the Diamond Head BB tourney + the Hawaii Bowl. Four straight days of coverage for the HVB! Awesome! The 808 needs every bit of help. 😀

  84. Stephen Tsai January 2, 2010 8:57 am

    OK, it was announced at 20,217

  85. d1島 January 2, 2010 8:59 am


    After watching The Former Coach’s interview on L & L, if I’m Steve Orsini, I keep close tabs on the NFL coaching merry-go-round on a daily basis for the next few years.

    I really got the sense that he still would like to get some vindication on that level and feels like there is some unfinished business in pro football.

  86. βρεω808 January 2, 2010 9:00 am

    Re: Joey Cadiz – “undersized” players with big hearts and winning attitudes can and do contribute – eg. Richard Torres! Go get ’em Joey! 😀

  87. d1島 January 2, 2010 9:01 am

    If it matters to anyone, USF goes up by 10 on No. Illinois in Toronto.

    Did all the players have to get passports to make that trip?

  88. βρεω808 January 2, 2010 9:02 am

    Re: #85 – ….but d1島 …. NOBODY runs the spread offense in the NFL….NOBODY!!!! 🙄 😈 🙄

  89. Pomai January 2, 2010 9:04 am

    Ya know I think Doc might be right, Colts what about 25/26 now, so in NFL QB speak that’s middle age already. He needs to get on a team that he has a chance to start, an I don’t think it’s with the skins.

  90. βρεω808 January 2, 2010 9:04 am

    Thanks for the 411 ST – that’s what it looked like on the tube. 🙁

  91. d1島 January 2, 2010 9:05 am


    …but everybody runs the ball at least once per game! 😆

  92. βρεω808 January 2, 2010 9:07 am

    Kurt Warner got his chance at age 27….

  93. d1島 January 2, 2010 9:07 am

    Shucks! I coulda got the attendance to an even xx,x20 if I had them scan my 3 unused Hawaii Bowl tickets. 😐

  94. Stephen Tsai January 2, 2010 9:08 am

    Off topic:
    Rush Limbaugh said his care at Queen’s showed there’s nothing wrong with the country’s health-care system. But isn’t the debate the affordability of care, not the quality? We obviously have outstanding doctors and nurses in this country.

  95. βρεω808 January 2, 2010 9:09 am

    …or you could have invited Bulla‘s “friend”…. 😯

  96. Stephen Tsai January 2, 2010 9:09 am

    I could have added to the turnstile if I showed up, too.

  97. Bulla January 2, 2010 9:10 am


    i know what you mean about memory…it all comes full circle because i tell people all the time that the good thing about alzheimers is that you make new friends every day…………………..

    and for me, when i look in the bathroom mirror……i always say, ‘….eh, who you..?’ haha, man in the mirror……i wish i looked the same like UH days…ST…you didn’t change much, and that is something to talk about all in itself.

    good luck to coaches on the road……cheee hooooo

  98. βρεω808 January 2, 2010 9:10 am

    Didn’t he also claim it wasn’t a “heart attack”? That’s obvious …. gotta have a heart to have a heart-attack…. 😀

  99. Bulla January 2, 2010 9:11 am


    didn’t Rush LImbaugh lose like 90 lbs in 6 months recently?

  100. Bulla January 2, 2010 9:12 am


    haha, not nice

  101. Bulla January 2, 2010 9:12 am

    i lost 120 lbs in 90 seconds in 2001 at Family Court,

    and my ex has been haunting me since……..

  102. wafan January 2, 2010 9:13 am

    He used to have a heart before he attacked it.

  103. wafan January 2, 2010 9:13 am

    2nd Century!

  104. βρεω808 January 2, 2010 9:14 am

    Want to “play nice”….. go to the “Pink” side! 😆

  105. Stephen Tsai January 2, 2010 9:14 am

    I thought it odd to call a news conference to:
    1) Announce that nothing is wrong.
    2) If you’re ever having chest pains to seek medical attention.
    Next news conference: Don’t drive through red lights.

  106. d1島 January 2, 2010 9:16 am

    Off-topic response:

    So how does getting the gov’t. so deeply involved in health care costs make it more affordable? Look at what’s happened to college tuition since the gov’t. grants/loans have gotten so easy to get.

  107. Stephen Tsai January 2, 2010 9:17 am

    Well, at least he was treated as well as anybody else …. who stays at the Kahala Mandarin.

  108. βρεω808 January 2, 2010 9:17 am

    Just wondering….. does anyone on the “Pink” side use the phrase,
    “Tttsssssssaaaaaiiiiii-u-latahs” or “Tsai-yonarah” when they depart?

  109. wafan January 2, 2010 9:17 am

    Pointless news conferences? Geez, takes me back a couple of years to the stinky-old days of HF.

    Or maybe he just felt he had to demonstrate he could survive in a Democratic strong-hold like Hawai’i? Did he need a fix of media attention?

  110. Stephen Tsai January 2, 2010 9:18 am

    I’ll let you know in 20 years when I pay off my daughter’s college loans.

  111. A-House January 2, 2010 9:21 am


    safe trip back home – enjoy the kids and we see you in the summer!!

    yea, yea, I know what I said at the cattle call – slow mind, but fast mouth!!

  112. Stephen Tsai January 2, 2010 9:22 am

    I wonder if the Pink side gets posters who second-guess child-rearing practices, tell parents they’re not adopting the top children, and demand a change in parents?

  113. A-House January 2, 2010 9:24 am


    I was thinking the same thing cause the “extra baggage” (not me) that I must carry for Mrs -House and Midori7.

    Dang, no wonder Masaboy went to Vegas – both of us would be loaded down.

  114. A-House January 2, 2010 9:25 am


    Did you miss the garbage pick up last Saturday after X-mas? They came really early – like 6:15am.

  115. d1島 January 2, 2010 9:27 am

    I think it’s just “The Kahala” now.

    …maybe the property went the way of other icons: Pele….Michael….Dan….Tsai…

  116. βρεω808 January 2, 2010 9:28 am

    “Scholarship” children? “Walk-ons”? 😆

    A-House – Do you just leave clothes w/ Masaboy? 🙄

  117. madeinhawaii January 2, 2010 9:28 am

    Medical costs too high? Shoots easy solution… we’ll cut the medical profession workers pay by 10% and put all the hospitals, nurses, admins and doctors on furlough, eh?

  118. βρεω808 January 2, 2010 9:29 am

    Last week…. ST just took his trash over to his neighbors dumpster…. 😆

  119. Stephen Tsai January 2, 2010 9:29 am

    I like the sound of The Kahala.
    The previous name sounded like a restaurant.

  120. Bulla January 2, 2010 9:30 am


    i might as well carry your luggage, besides it being my honor and privilege, it would follow the genetic strain i am sometimes credited with by my ever so lovely bride. she’ll call me something, and i’ll tell her i am not related to jack flash, but she still calls me jack @ss and, oh boy………after that, i just have to kick her…..haha, just kidding, but i’ll carry your bags for you ……..

  121. d1島 January 2, 2010 9:31 am

    Answered my question about passports for the Int’l. Bowl….

    USF admin scrambled to get about 200 passports for players, coaches, staff, band, cheerleaders. The school footed the bill at $300 a pop. Getting that done so expeditiously must have been quite a feat.

  122. whitey January 2, 2010 9:31 am

    Good morning Tsaikos.

  123. Bulla January 2, 2010 9:32 am


    imagine having surgery with a ticked off surgeon on thursday because he has to stay home and watch the kids on friday…….excuse me doctor, did you just say ‘oops’…..

  124. wafan January 2, 2010 9:34 am

    USF’s one GA must be super organized to get so many done so quickly.

    So what is the problem at Manoa?

  125. Stephen Tsai January 2, 2010 9:35 am

    I think nurses deserve their pay.
    I’ve been a patient a few times, and they work really hard.
    So, do the maintenance people.
    And, of course, the hospital cooks.
    My top places to eat:
    • Bowling centers.
    • Hospitals. (Kuakini has the best salad dressing; Straub serves prime rib.)
    Never could find Kahala Mandarin in the Dining Out section.

  126. Bulla January 2, 2010 9:37 am

    Howzit Whitey,

    what’s happening in ‘no ka oi’ land? happy new year to all the maui gang 🙂

  127. wafan January 2, 2010 9:38 am

    Time to pack-up for the trip home. Hope to see most of you during the summer. Except for Mr. A-House who told me he would see me in two years. Geez. I guess I did not make much of an impression. I will try from a greater height next time. HA!

    Thanks for the gatherings at the cc and bowl game!!!

  128. whitey January 2, 2010 9:39 am

    I hope none of us go through the experience of having a “heart attack”. My brother had one, then he had cancer, and then he passed away. A well known media person comes to Hawaii, has a heart problem and is taken to the hospital, then praises the hotel, hospital staff, and many more for their quickness and expertise, then we have people make fun of “heart attack” and bring in political tones which was neva mentioned in the press conference. Sometimes you need to think about what other people go through whether you like them or not, but we have many tsaikos and their families who have medical problems and we wish them well. So is this how we wish people “well” because we differ from their thoughts??????

  129. Stephen Tsai January 2, 2010 9:39 am

    Re: luggage.
    I always bring a large suitcase, in which I carry a canvas bag. On the return trip, one bag contains omiyage, the other my dirty clothes.
    Amazing thing. I’ve been on a three-year streak in which security goes through my omiyage bag but not my dirty laundry bag.
    Note to diamond smugglers: Wrap the goods in underwear.

  130. βρεω808 January 2, 2010 9:41 am

    wafan – What kind goodies you taking back to PNW? 🙄

  131. Stephen Tsai January 2, 2010 9:42 am

    Point taken, Whitey.
    Then again, I did have a heart attack once.

  132. d1島 January 2, 2010 9:43 am


    Safe trip back! See you in the summer.

  133. whitey January 2, 2010 9:44 am

    Bulla, the kona winds were pretty good on the eve, so most of the smoke got blown out, but there was some beautiful aerials. County requires permits for fireworks, but no aerial. Amazing how people circumvent this, but it was nice. I don’t know how much it cost for one of those aerials, but don’t think it is cheap.

    Went to the darkside yesterday and lo and behold, most merchants were closed. I was shocked because closure meant that there was no money being made. hahahahhahahhaa

  134. Hitman 24 January 2, 2010 9:46 am

    Anybody know if VJ Fehoko made his announcement at the Under Armour game today.

  135. KapoleiWarrior January 2, 2010 9:46 am


    How could you guys leave my friend “The General” Les Keiter off your list of notables who passed away in 2009? The man was a true giant in his field. I’m very disappointed that he wasn’t even mentioned in the “other notables” section of the article. Any idea why he was snubbed?
    On another subject, to answer your question, the St. Louis JV wasn’t very good this year. Been going downhill ever since C. Stutzmann left as the Head Coach.

  136. βρεω808 January 2, 2010 9:47 am

    Sorry whitey.

    Now I’m afraid to post since I’ll either PO a regular Tsaiko, or an irregular lurker….. 🙁

  137. Stephen Tsai January 2, 2010 9:52 am

    But I did bring up the subject because he did use the news conference as a political commentary on the health-care debate.

  138. Stephen Tsai January 2, 2010 9:55 am

    I’m sure the oversight was an inadvertent omission.
    Of course, Keiter was a very key person in Hawai‘i’s sports history.
    I think the problem is we’re mandated to throw things together late in the year. Remember how I didn’t know it was end of the decade? Honestly, I didn’t. That’s sort of our end-of the-year stories. We’re like, what? It’s December? What the heck happened this year?

  139. madeinhawaii January 2, 2010 9:56 am


    I don’t think we wish ill of his health.. just questioning his logic. I pay $800 a month for a family of 3 on health insurance, or $9,600.00 a year plus another $1400 last year on out of pocket expenses.

  140. whitey January 2, 2010 9:58 am

    brew and ST, not a problem, but just wanted to let you know that when someone has a medical problem, I don’t think we should make fun of it cause it could happen to us and then it is real.

  141. d1島 January 2, 2010 9:59 am


    On another subject, to answer your question, the St. Louis JV wasn’t very good this year. Been going downhill ever since C. Stutzmann left as the Head Coach.


  142. Bulla January 2, 2010 10:05 am

    KW and d1

    hmmmm, the talent pool at SL took a big hit too recently, and it is not all to be placed on coaching… can only do what you can do…. although it has a lot to do with it…..players still have to execute and play the game……if i were to follow your thought process, when UH went 12-0, it was only because of JJ? hmmmm, i don’t think so.

  143. whitey January 2, 2010 10:14 am

    mih, understand about insurance costs and it’s effect on families. besides my brother having a heart attack and cancer, his wife had moya moya and required surgery at Stanford Hospital by a specialized nerosurgeon. If it wasn’t for the insurance, we would have never been able to afford the operation which exceeded half mil dollars and she would not be living today. i sympathize with those who do not have insurance or have a very limited one.

  144. whitey January 2, 2010 10:16 am

    ok, back to warrior fb and recruits

  145. madeinhawaii January 2, 2010 10:20 am


    Thing is.. it costs many times more here than Japan or France.

  146. madeinhawaii January 2, 2010 10:28 am

    Anyway…. at what point/date should the coaches stop pursuing a prospect who’s undecided and start working on the next best bet?

  147. Bulla January 2, 2010 10:33 am


    it’s like the scene from the Ed Sullivan show, spinning plates on top of long poles, you keep spinning and spinning……and you lose a few, some stay spinning for the entire time…..and then the curtain drops……

    it’s a meat market out there……..gotta keep trying all the time…..the coaches have no idea what is happening on the other side of the door, so they gotta stay in constant communication as allowed by NCAA and keep on the athlete’s ‘radar’ and the parent’s ‘radar’…..

    even after LOI, recruiting continues, because come September ALL requirements have to be met, graduation, degrees, GPA’s, certificates, SAT scores…….all of those come into play.

  148. Stephen Tsai January 2, 2010 10:37 am

    These things sort themselves out.
    At some point, the recruits face a deadline.

  149. whitey January 2, 2010 10:38 am

    i think fb recruiting is an art and not a science. the personalities of the coaching staff are more of the determining factor or whether a recruit will consider a school. then all the rest of the factors come into play. i think if we watch what happens at TT’s recruits, we will have a better picture of what coaches and programs bring to a school.

  150. whitey January 2, 2010 10:42 am

    it will be very interesting to see if all of the UH 2010 recruits are enrolled at UH in the fall as full time or part time. The past 2 yrs we have seen decommits or failure in meeting requirements. Would like to see if UH had addressed the problem of failure to meet requirements. Decommits I can understand.

  151. whitey January 2, 2010 10:46 am

    ST’s point about deadline is very true. There was an outstanding lb on Maui and he was given a deadline to commit in Sept of his sr yr or lose the offer from USC. Basically, I think that this is how a lot of the big schools recruit because if they have 2 scholies for a rb, but have 5 recruits, they will start with their #1 and work their way down, but if the first 2 accepts, then they will cancel the other 3. Is this fair??? That is left to one’s thought.

  152. Stephen Tsai January 2, 2010 10:49 am

    I think they need to move the signing date to March or April.
    February is too soon to tell who qualifies.
    However, what I’d like to see the NCAA do is waive the application fee for all recruits.
    Then a player can only sign if he’s been admitted to the school. If not, he can still sign a scholarship agreement, but not a letter of intent.

  153. jm2375 January 2, 2010 10:57 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!

    Happy 2nd day of the new year, new decade(?).

    Good discussion on the health care system. BTW, it costs more in the US than other countries because we don’t have some sort of socialized medicine. Cradle to grave health care. There are pluses and minuses, but it spreads the costs around.

    ST – #152 – I like your idea. Don’t most schools send out acceptance letters in April? How much are appl fees running these days? We’ve been trying to talk our cousin in Miami to at least apply to UH, but her mother is balking at the appl fee (not to mention the other stuff).

  154. whitey January 2, 2010 11:08 am

    there appears to be a descrepancy for recruits who are offered scholies, but still need to pay for the app fees. isn’t the application part of the scholie when offered to the recruit???? it is UH who is pursuing the recruit and not the recruit pursuing UH, so if you want his/her services, isn’t UH responsible for the entry fees???

  155. madeinhawaii January 2, 2010 11:11 am


    Thing is, the athlete’s not a scholarship player until he is officially accepted by UH and, I think the application fees are non-refundable pre-entry processing fees.

  156. Jason January 2, 2010 11:15 am

    Hmm, UH-Mānoa’s application fee is going up from $50 to $70 starting this fall.

  157. al January 2, 2010 11:16 am

    whitey….although i can’t confirm this. it has always been my guess that we have offered and received verbal/written commitments by more than several recruits each year all the while knowing that they would not make it through the ncaa clearinghouse academically.

    it has been my belief that this was done to make the recruit class look like a good one, when in fact the quantitative “bling” belied the actual numbers and quality of the class that made it through the fall.

    i always thought that they did this to make themselves look good.

    it seemed to be more evident in the past two years.

  158. whitey January 2, 2010 11:19 am

    mih, thanks. that means we have the cart in front of the horse. makes you think, is there logic in this approach??? no wonder we have a major problem with athletic recruiting.

  159. KapoleiWarrior January 2, 2010 11:19 am

    I agree 100%. The big guy that ST saw must be one of the few big guys on the team. It’s really shocking how scrawny the S.L. JV team looks these days. But on the other hand….do you think we would have went 12-0 with Mack as HC?

  160. madeinhawaii January 2, 2010 11:20 am


    Prior to living in Japan, I would have spoken up against it, but after 8 years in Japan and having all kinds of dental, optical, and other medical services rendered, I really like the socialized medicine system in Japan. No noticeable drop off in quality of care and I never waited more than 15 minutes in a doctor’s office…except when I walked in from the street.. then it was 20-30 minutes of waiting, max…or they’d give me a time to come back.

    Wifey grew up in France and she can’t believe how much we pay for health services here. It’s sad because as a cancer survivor any chronic pain, headache demands x-rays, MRIs or Cat Scans… and the 50% out of pocket for these are horrendous. It’s at a point that she’s afraid to go and see a doctor because of the potential added costs.and that can really work against her. For $325 a month on my own package.. I get to have only 5 visits per year.

  161. whitey January 2, 2010 11:22 am

    then what ST is true, the NCAA should stop this present practice of offering scholies till the student is accepted by their schools of choice. That means that schools cannot offer anything till May for graduating hs school kids. Sounds logical.

  162. whitey January 2, 2010 11:23 am

    ST = ST says

  163. madeinhawaii January 2, 2010 11:24 am


    I’m hoping that the coaching staff have kept in contact with the players that didn’t make the entry requirements and had to go the more circuitous route to get to a D-1 program. Hopefully as the first to have offered, we’ll have a better chance of getting them back should they make the grade within two years at a JuCo or D-II school.

    If that pans out, it’s like having another handful of scholies with players on a JV team.

  164. Bulla January 2, 2010 11:26 am


    you’re right, if they don’t get through the Clearinghouse they don’t go anywhere…..probably need more diligence on the side of the administrators maybe….but bottom line is no grades, no SAT score, no SAT score, no way to play………….

  165. whitey January 2, 2010 11:27 am

    how much chaos or interest will there be if the NCAA says that no scholie can be offered till May 15th for graduating hs students, but to be offered, they must have been accepted to the school of their choice?? This would be like the NFL draft day!!!!

  166. whitey January 2, 2010 11:33 am

    so the bottom line on recruiting is, no matter what is signed, it should not be binding and no athlete can be held to it’s contract unless they apply for admission???? so if an athlete signs a contract, but doesn’t apply, but appies at another school, contract is non binding??? so why have a contract signing date?????

  167. whitey January 2, 2010 11:34 am

    if this is going to continue, then an athlete should be able to sign at any time because this is non binding till he becomes a student. I buy that!!!

  168. Garret January 2, 2010 11:43 am


    I would be *very* careful about supporting Leach too strongly before all the facts come out. I found it interesting that at least 10 current Texas Tech players have publicly supported James, saying things that were much stronger than what I had seen on ESPN. Counting all the players who have supported Leach from the time before he was suspended (when he was still their coach) through now, more have supported the facts from James’ side instead of what Leach has been saying.

  169. Garret January 2, 2010 11:48 am

    Leach released several statements saying that the Texas Tech trainers supported what he did with James. However, it appears that he took one line out of context and actually their trainers were *against* putting James in a closet. They told this to Leach *before* he punished James, so Leach knew that their medical staff was against what he was doing.

    Given that, Leach’s lawsuit has much less chance now and Leach’s career has been severely damaged. The fact that Leach already made things personal against James and claimed things that were not true with the trainers will make it hard for Leach to back out of his previous position.

    A Texas Tech athletic trainer told university officials he did not agree with Mike Leach’s treatment of receiver Adam James after the player was diagnosed with a concussion.

    In an affidavit obtained Saturday by The Associated Press, Texas Tech head athletic trainer Steve Pincock says he told James he was “sorry” for having placed the player inside an equipment shed near the practice field.

    On Dec. 21, Pincock spoke with Texas Tech officials, telling them that he did not agree with that “form of treatment for anyone” and that Leach “wanted James to be uncomfortable.”

    In an interview a day later, team physician Dr. Michael Phy told university officials that James “may not have been harmed” but he “considered this practice inappropriate.”

    A source had told ESPN’s Joe Schad that Leach called a trainer and directed him to move James “to the darkest place, to clean out the equipment and to make sure that he could not sit or lean. He was confined for three hours.”

    According to the source, Leach told the trainer, two days later, to “put [James] in the darkest, tightest spot. It was in an electrical closet, again, with a guard posted outside.”

  170. Garret January 2, 2010 12:00 pm

    Hasiak may go back to UCLA?

    There remains a slim chance that UCLA freshman offensive lineman Stanley Hasiak, who was sent home last week, could return to the team, according to a source in the program who was not authorized to speak about the situation.

    Hasiak, one the Bruins’ top 2009 recruits, had a number of confrontations with teammates during practices. He returned to Hawaii last week but could be back with the Bruins if certain conditions are met, the source said.

    A decision is expected in January.

  171. madeinhawaii January 2, 2010 12:01 pm

    Is it my eyes or is our favorite team missing here…

  172. Garret January 2, 2010 12:08 pm

    Anyone know Boise QB’s Kellen Moore’s rating as a high school prospect and which schools in addition to Boise recruited him?


    Kellen Moore was a 4-star QB recruit. He had scholarship offers from BSU and Eastern Washington…and that was it!

    That is just crazy to me, that no other D-IA team offered Moore. Moore was first-team Class 3A All-State, beating out Jake Locker. Maybe if U-Dub didn’t get Locker then they would have offered Moore. Moore was Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Washington and apparently his only D-IA option was BSU.

    In this case, it appears that the recruiting services (which gave him 4 stars) were more accurate with Moore than the coaches at other schools.

  173. A-House January 2, 2010 12:09 pm


    My statement of “2 years from now” was meant to be I’ll see you in Seattle in 2 years for the Udub game!!

    But, if you no like see me during the summer, I can hide somewhere while you guys have all the fun!!

  174. Garret January 2, 2010 12:11 pm


    Other schools are missing from that list also–from the WAC they do not have Nevada, NMSU, and Utah State listed. From what I’ve read that is because there is no Hawaii representative (Publisher) running the site that discusses UH.

    The Publisher writes the articles about their team on the site and has to go through the training program that scout has.

  175. A-House January 2, 2010 12:13 pm

    Perhaps the coaches plan is to offer knowing that the student athlete will NOT be able to attend UH and then offer another who happens to express interest in UH or offer the scholarship to a current, deserving player like Moniz, Corey Paredes, etc.

  176. d1島 January 2, 2010 12:35 pm

    IIRC, Moore’s Dad was his HC in HS. Iknow nothing about his Dad but just speculating that maybe a lot of College HC’s might not consider that a good thing.

  177. madeinhawaii January 2, 2010 12:41 pm

    Ya know how you can never forget your first love? Well, I’m hoping that’s what a first offer and commitment is like.. So even if they don’t qualify for UH (and any other D-1 school), I’m hoping they keep it in their heart to want to be a Warrior when they go elsewhere for 1.5 – 2 years.

    But then.. who was my first love, anyway?

  178. touchthestick? January 2, 2010 1:00 pm

    ST questioning Rush Limbaugh’s comment about the quality of care means football has no life lessons.

    Football: Never mind the ball, watch the trenches.

    Life: Never mind the waha, watch your money.

    Football: How did the UH athletic budget go up when the facilities went
    down, ST has asked and asked.

    Life: Ask your HMSA nurse and your doctor; they’ll tell you you can’t
    make the funding go down and the load and regulations go up
    and get the same quality of care.

    Lesson: Everybody’s quality of care is going down, ceptn for Maize, Neil,
    Danny, and Dan’s, who’ll be playing with their own private balls.

    “Affordability” is the red herring fumblerooskie that the smart guys from Northwestern (is that in Chicago?) couldn’t pull over the common folk on the other side of the trenches.

    So, instead of questioning Rush Limbaugh, please ST the journalist, ask Maize guys why they not in the same health care trenches as us guys.

  179. Garret January 2, 2010 1:01 pm


    Then the other teams missed out on a 4-star QB who is putting up amazing numbers at BSU. Kind of like Texas was not scared away despite Colt McCoy having his Dad for his head coach in high school.

  180. Garret January 2, 2010 1:02 pm

    On the pregame radio show for the Texas Tech bowl game today, it was mentioned that about 90% of Texas Tech’s players were okay with Leach not being at the game.

  181. Garret January 2, 2010 1:05 pm

    Anybody know if VJ Fehoko made his announcement at the Under Armour game today.

    Hitman 24,

    VJ was not at the game. He’s at the Army All-American game next week.

  182. Garret January 2, 2010 1:08 pm

    I’d guess JJ & the smu’s would like to check-off a Bowl W box vs. a BCS school – big-name preferred.


    If SMU wins the C-USA championship, they will play in the Liberty Bowl against a team from the SEC. Since they checked out their goal of making it to a bowl, I’m guessing their next goal will be a conference title and that will give them a game vs. the SEC.

  183. Koa-mahu January 2, 2010 1:14 pm

    mih – it could’ve been me since we both grew up in/near halawa housing area.

  184. SteveM January 2, 2010 2:09 pm

    Good day everyone!

    What day is it? 😕

  185. Bulla January 2, 2010 2:29 pm

    happy new year steveM., it’s saturday, haha 🙂

  186. madeinhawaii January 2, 2010 2:33 pm


    Cannot be… I make sure to check.. check.. then double check before the first date. And if there was any doubt, I’d check with Half-man or Leona T first.

  187. madeinhawaii January 2, 2010 2:42 pm

    Arkansas and E. Carolina are playing it nice and close. Didn’t SMU beat E. C?

  188. Stephen Tsai January 2, 2010 2:45 pm

    Thanks, touch:
    By the way, we don’t have HMSA anymore.
    I miss HMSA.

  189. Coqui poke January 2, 2010 2:47 pm

    Wishing Joey Cadiz all the best in his dream of playing football for the Warriors. Study hard, practice hard, prepare hard and if it is in the stars, your time to shine will come.
    I love guys like him. I remember a D-lineman, Harris Matsushima, who did not get the stats to be recognized, but he just did his job. Teams would run at him, then double team him, and finally, ran away fom him.
    Nate Jackson, too small and skinny to play DB but all he did was play hard, make big plays and never give up.
    BJ Itoman, would run and run, until the other team had their tongues hanging out. On her senior night, gives special thanks to her grandparents for their support.
    Character, heart, determination, will never be trumped by bravado, taunting and the games that are played off the field.
    Go fer it, Joey! Go Warriors!

  190. Stephen Tsai January 2, 2010 2:50 pm

    An ESPN commentator said what got Leach fired wasn’t the mean-spiritedness of the alleged act but the nuttiness.
    Schools can deal with tough coaches. They can’t deal with odd ones.

  191. Stephen Tsai January 2, 2010 2:54 pm

    So, I asked Joey Cadiz: If you were on the team, and then you got hurt, why do you have to try out again?
    He said they wanted him to prove himself.
    Thing is, he didn’t mind. He welcomed the challenge.
    I like that attitude in him, and in The Beast, and a lot of the walk-ons.
    I don’t think we have to worry about leaving the world to our youth.

  192. LizKauai [iMac] Happy New Year! January 2, 2010 2:56 pm

    I need a nap.
    What a New Years celebration!

  193. Stephen Tsai January 2, 2010 3:00 pm

    And while I’m jumping around:
    A coach told me the biggest disappointment comes after a player signs a letter of intent.
    All prospects, in fact, are not qualifiers until they graduate. But the coach noticed how so many prospects who projected to qualify did poorly in the spring semester, throwing off their GPAs and the accompanying SAT minimum.
    While it’s good to have good players, it’s important that they’re college-ready and that, once in college, they are giving the tools and guidance to be on track to earn degrees.
    I don’t necessarily think everyone is equipped or motivated to graduate. For some, the experience of college is as good as it gets. But everybody needs to come away with something, or else, what’s the point?

  194. Hitman 24 January 2, 2010 3:11 pm

    Garret – I know he’s on the roster for the UA game. Did he not play for some reason?

  195. Bulla January 2, 2010 3:29 pm

    ST #193

    good point, recruiting never stops, always have to have Plan B, C, D, in the works.

    i too missed HMSA for 1 year when our company changed health plans… do you spell nightmare? s-u-m-m-e-r-l-i-n….thank you, we now have HMSA again 🙂

  196. chawan_cut January 2, 2010 3:47 pm

    wow, glad we don’t have the ECU kicker….

  197. Maverick January 2, 2010 3:49 pm

    The Mayo branch in Glendale Ariz. has just decided to ONLY accept Cash only from Medicare patients. They have cut any insurance reimbursement, due to to all the hogwash going on and where it is heading.
    Reminder, Glendale sits in the region of Sun City, one of the largest retirement communities in the U.S.A.

    This is just the start.

  198. Ralph January 2, 2010 3:59 pm

    Fehoko is #41 Texas Tech I don’t think he starts

  199. jm2375 January 2, 2010 3:59 pm

    hey bulla – as an employee of the aforementioned mentioned insurance company, thank you.

    mav – #197 – many providers refuse to take Medicare patients because the gov’t’s reimbursement is so low (and then they complain that the private insurance companies are not reimbursing them enough either).

  200. Ralph January 2, 2010 4:08 pm

    an surprisingly coaches don’t spend time recruiting kickers, lots of walk on tryouts, and many a game is decided by a field goal. ECU kicker missed 4 fg’s, ECU loses in OT by 3.

  201. whitey January 2, 2010 4:09 pm

    chawan @196, no comment

  202. Ralph January 2, 2010 4:09 pm

    just saw 41 on the second defensive series. MLB

  203. Ralph January 2, 2010 4:12 pm

    none of the Red Raiders appear to be having problems with their under Armour shoes, they play fast on offense and defense. Their OL is huge, no size issue with their feet.

  204. TChahng [오키나와] January 2, 2010 4:13 pm

    January 2nd, 2010 at 8:08 am
    ….does anyone still really use a travel agent?

    Yes, I do. They know how to get the flights that I want, and the military rates for me. Always 20-25% lower fares than those that I find online.

    Aloha Tsai-kos! Happy New Year! Best of luck to “The Beast” and Joey Cadiz.

  205. protector January 2, 2010 4:17 pm

    The ECU loss to Arkansas points out the fact that UH isn’t the only team
    who has problems with their kicking game and has lost games because of it. Bobby Bowden (at FSU) lost a national championship (or two?) before putting a kicker on scholarship ( Janakowsky, I think, but I don’t trust my memory anymore); the move paid off for at least one or two more Championships.

  206. d1島 January 2, 2010 4:33 pm

    My College BowlMania picks are getting hammered today 🙁

  207. oldie January 2, 2010 4:39 pm


    #172 – Do you think the same thing is happenning in the Manley situation? I don’t want to take sides, but it’s surprising that Manley only had offers from UH and NMSU. We will see a few years from now.

  208. d1島 January 2, 2010 4:45 pm

    Fehoko still playing MLB fro TTU.

  209. d1島 January 2, 2010 5:00 pm

    Another Keshawn’s star may be rising?

  210. al January 2, 2010 5:14 pm

    no reports of improper shoe fitting this year.
    under armour had custom fitted shoes made for the entire team.

    polynesians and the locals tend to have wide feet from years going barefooted or with the rubber slippers.

    even one local japanese like me has welcomed the 4E shoes that nike puts out.

  211. Ralph January 2, 2010 5:24 pm

    Under Armour did send tech for shoes this season but how many required custom shoes? Our record was worst this year than last, that’s why I commented last year, don’t blame the gear after we lose, should have, could have, brought it up in the summer before Fall practice two years ago. Wright Jackson had a better season but not lights out and someone posted that he was one who was having shoes issue.

  212. Ralph January 2, 2010 5:27 pm

    anyone see why TT with their wide splits is able to pass block better than UH splits. I don’t see a lot of sacks or hurries by MSU

  213. Stephen Tsai January 2, 2010 5:36 pm

    If you look at most college rosters, they average about four quarterbacks. JJ just recruited a fifth quarterback, and he said SMU is set for the next five years.
    It’s a numbers game.
    You have to weigh the good with the bad.
    For instance, it should be a no-brainer choosing Notre Dame over Idaho. But only one of those schools went to a bowl this past year.

  214. Jason January 2, 2010 5:37 pm

    Ralph: Here’s an article on line splits I read before:

  215. whitey January 2, 2010 5:59 pm

    I think the Warrior’s qb position will be solidified this year and probably not have a qb position in their priority needs. I think they have a great class of qbs’ now and with the additon of Spain, they look good for the next 4 yrs.

  216. whitey January 2, 2010 6:02 pm

    besides size, the o line for TT has speed. i think we will have the size, but speed will need to be developed by off season training, summer training, and spring training.

  217. madeinhawaii January 2, 2010 6:24 pm

    We need a bruising RB… someone who can really level a block.. catch… run…throw the deep one and tackle if need be.

    David Katina?
    Bubba Luna?

  218. Ralph January 2, 2010 6:41 pm

    ESPN Davie mentioned the pressure on MSU defense because TT plays up tempo, rotates in a lot of receivers who are fresh and its a pass happy offense. I always wondered why our wide outs who are going vertical don’t take a snap or two off to recover. Maybe our huddle takes a lot of time so coach expects the wr to return to the huddle and catch his second wind whereas TT rarely huddles.

  219. Ralph January 2, 2010 6:45 pm

    I’d like a reserve LB as our RB, guys who like to hit people. Lyle Daily has adequate speed, 5’10 to 5’11, 200+ he can be a north south guy. I know Al knows about him and his measurable. Cal Poly kids are tough.

  220. madeinhawaii January 2, 2010 6:45 pm

    Does it seem like an inordinate number of teams in this year’s Bowl games have RED in their school colors?

  221. Ralph January 2, 2010 6:46 pm

    I haven’t seen Fehoko since the first half. 57 is in mlb this half.

  222. A-House January 2, 2010 6:50 pm


    Ever notice that on teams when receivers run deep routes that they automatically head for the bench while their replacements are running into the huddle. Besides catching their breath, it lets the back-ups gain game experience every game; not only when the game is out of reach or the team will lose.

    Wish UH would do this rather than let the recievers keep running, and running, and running, etc. Same mentality with the UH basketball coaches.

  223. madeinhawaii January 2, 2010 6:55 pm


    The two guys I mentioned above played QB.. LB and other positions. They can run.. catch.. and throw and tackle… don’t know if they can block, though.

  224. LizKauai [iMac] Go Warriors! January 2, 2010 6:56 pm

    mmm. feesh for dinnah…

  225. madeinhawaii January 2, 2010 6:56 pm

    Oh wait… Katina is regarded as the best DE out of Samoa.. but he did play QB, too, I believe.

  226. madeinhawaii January 2, 2010 6:57 pm


    What kine.. homegrown… tilapia?

  227. Ralph January 2, 2010 7:10 pm

    is there two Katinas, one little and the other a lineman. well, maybe not that little but compared to the other Katina.

  228. NYUH January 2, 2010 7:36 pm

    If TT messes up, does that make JJ the king of the wide open passing attack in Texas?

  229. Ralph January 2, 2010 7:48 pm

    TT interim HC of 1 week, he was the DC, the inside receiver coach becomes the OC, and TT does not miss a beat in their offense. Game management, no hesitation, 2 4th down situation last drive, no hesitation, everyone on the same page. so what happened to UH after June left. Wasn’t anyone paying attention when JJ was game planning and calling plays.

  230. Ralph January 2, 2010 7:50 pm

    9 different receivers caught passes for TT tonight. players practice harder knowing that they get a chance at PT.

  231. Slugger January 2, 2010 7:58 pm

    mmm…veggies for dinner… 🙂


    What did you catch? Shoulder better?

  232. Slugger January 2, 2010 8:27 pm

    Keep going, ‘Bows!

  233. madeinhawaii January 2, 2010 8:55 pm

    Well, that did it. TT AD can say.. see? We don’t need Leach to win. We’ll be “Ruffin’ it.”

  234. Ralph January 2, 2010 9:31 pm

    yup interesting to see how TT fairs if they should decide to promote their DC to HC and their inside receiver coach to OC. Neither of whom been a HC and the receiver coach started as a grad assistant a few years ago.

  235. Ralph January 2, 2010 9:33 pm

    surprised that no one wants to post about the just completed mbb game.

  236. Ralph January 2, 2010 9:37 pm

    15 mbb games to go plus the WAC tournament should the Bows qualify. Nash needs to win 11 of 15 to finish with 18 wins. Jason is hoping that the Bows finish 13 of 15 to win his lunch bet.

  237. HiFlyer January 2, 2010 9:40 pm

    Ralph – al probably hasn’t seen it yet.

  238. Stephen Tsai January 2, 2010 9:48 pm

    I think the receivers are actually bringing in the plays.

  239. al January 2, 2010 9:48 pm

    hiflyer….you are right.
    i just got back from dinner and was about to settle in to watch the game.
    there should be another blog just for the wanna be sportscasters.

    we could call it
    keiter’s kloset

  240. Stephen Tsai January 2, 2010 9:49 pm

    Did I mention that we’re having another contest tomorrow.
    Avis is warming up.

  241. Bulla January 2, 2010 9:52 pm

    contest, someone say contest….

    i was on a roll in december, haha

  242. bighilofan2 January 2, 2010 9:58 pm

    point well taken Garret. my info is basically remniscing about my Texas friend’s recollections from Lubbock, where he is now, and he ain’t really saying what is what, so i dunno.

    Bobby Knight was my kind of coach. Intelligent. scrappy. I liked how my friend talked about this Mike Leach guy. plus, Mike never cried. i like that ALOTTT.

  243. Ralph January 2, 2010 10:02 pm

    Al I saved you two hours of anguish! no kidding! you’ll have indigestion if you were to watch the tape at this hour. Erase the tape, open the fridge, eat your pecan pie and three scoops of french vanilla ice cream, you’ll feel better in an hour.

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  245. Ralph January 2, 2010 10:07 pm

    did UNLV hire a fb coach? Leach at UNLV, want a bomb. His spread against our RNS.

  246. Ralph January 2, 2010 10:09 pm

    BigHilo did you convince your grand daughter to forgo Stanford for UH?

  247. Derek January 2, 2010 10:26 pm

    With tonight’s conference opener a bad loss, it looks like a long season looming for the UH basketball team. The team doesn’t measure up to being a good enough team to have a winning record, not even a winning record at home. They will take their lumps on the road by double digits.
    Hate to say it, but the Bob Nash era will have to end at the end of this season. Jim Donovan has to make the decision, but after 3 years I don’t see how the team has improved appreciably during his time here. For one, the team’s athleticism is poor. Two, lack of speed and quicklness. Three, poor ball handling under pressure, Four, not enough good outside shooters, five, poor team free throw shooting, six, we are getting outcoached. As a fan, I just stay at home and watch all the games because it’s free. It is frustrating to watch the team play. The problem with the program is that the team does not play exciting basketball and therefore the fans are turned off by not going to the games. What is the attendance for the games? Poor I’d bet. If the team is exciting I would seriously consider going to see a game in person. Hawaii fans do not want a team playing slow down or even a disciplined half court game. Hawaii people are bored with that kind of play. Hawaii fans prefer uptempo play w/ fast breaks, and defensive play w/ steals. Sadly, we do not have those kind of players because the coaching staff cannot get the recruits to come to Hawaii. So, what’s the answer. Simply, get a new head coach who CAN recruit the players who have the talent and skills who can play that kind of ball. That’s Jim Donovan’s problem. If we have the kind of uptempo team who is exciting, the fans will come in droves and fall in love with the team. The entire State would. It’s not rocket science. You tell me. When was the last time we had a player who could go one on one and create his own shot? The only one I can think of is Tom Henderson. Maybe Jerome Freeman, but that’s a long time ago. I saw tonight the best player on the floor. Idaho’s Mac Hopson. He did it all. Because of his play, we lost. Nobody from Hawaii stepped up to the plate. Adhar Mayen tried in the second half to spark the team, but he is what he is. Let’s get another coach who will get the team to play exciting basketball. With the athletic budget at stake, we need to do something. UH basketball should be a source of profit for the dept., but it is not. Losing is one thing, but how we are losing is another. I don’t like the way we play and the way we lose. Period.

  248. madeinhawaii January 2, 2010 10:27 pm

    Hey al…

    I could save you several hours of viewing time…

  249. madeinhawaii January 2, 2010 10:33 pm

    but I’m too tired…
    night all…

  250. Ralph January 2, 2010 10:35 pm

    MIH I already suggested that to Al..better he just enjoy his pecan pie.

  251. wafan January 2, 2010 10:51 pm

    Whew. Rough flight. Never fails, as soon as I get my beverage we hit bumps and dips. HA!

    We flew most of the way around 20K to 23K feet. And, we zigged and zagged our way through the skies — again. I wish they would award airmiles by the actual miles flown.

    Time for bed.

  252. Bulla January 2, 2010 11:04 pm


    was good to see you. get some rest….happy new year bro

  253. al January 3, 2010 12:13 am

    okay ralph…i’ll let you off the hook.

    i am watching my recording of tange sazen. ngn has free access this weekend.

    a much better choice this night.

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