Tuesday's practice

• Running back Jake Heun was out t here, helmet in hand. But Greg McMackin said it is unlikely that Heun will play this weekend.
• Looks like the Allen-Jones brothers — C.J. and Cameron — are the No. 2 defensive ends. The No. 2 defensive tackles are Vaughn Meatoga and Tuika Tufaga.
• And Desmond Thomas has emerged as a No. 1 safety in the Okie defense (3-3-5). Thomas comes in for Erik “E-Rob” Robinson.
• Brysen Ginlack was back at left guard. He started on Saturday, but was replaced by Raphael Ieru in the second half.
• Dan Kelly again was held out of practice. He was given two days off to rest his legs. He resumes practicing tomorrow.

* * *

Every year, there’s an off-the-radar player who steps in and makes an impact.
Last year, it was running back Daniel Libre.
Last week, it was running back Jayson Rego.
And this week it could be defensive tackle Tuika Tufaga, who should provide help in the rotation.
Even before defensive tackle Fale Laeli suffered an ankle injury against Weber State, he was limited because of tendinitis in his right knee. He missed all of spring practice and most of training camp. And he was limited against Florida.
Tufaga, a Kahuku High graduate, is a feisty defensive lineman who should provide depth at a thinning position. Vaughn Meatoga also will have to step up as another backup to starting defensive tackles Keala Watson and Josh Leonard.

* * *

Laeli and offensive guard Raphael Ieru are proof that surgery alone does not take care of a knee injury.
The follow-up is just as important because post-surgery injuries are vulnerable to tendinitis and arthritis and other things ending in “-tis.” Last year, Laeli was the last to the training table because he would rest his aching knee after practice.
Ieru undergoes constant treatment for an injury suffered three years ago.
That’s why it was a shame when some booed the team at the end of first half. If they only knew the sacrifice and commitment many of the players make to just get through a practice.

* * *

After the Florida game, “Ferd” went to Peru. He ate this delicacy. Guess what it is.



  1. Kekoa (Survivor-WB) September 9, 2008 6:25 am

    Good Morning ST!

  2. Kekoa (Survivor-WB) September 9, 2008 6:26 am

    Whoa..1st again? The earth must have fallen out of orbit.

  3. Kekoa (Survivor-WB) September 9, 2008 6:27 am

    I guess I better unlock the door to the Playhouse and let everybody in.

  4. Addahknowsports September 9, 2008 6:28 am

    Rego did good this past week.
    I hope Blaze is coming along with his injury, though.

  5. Addahknowsports September 9, 2008 6:29 am


    You been lurking at the door?

  6. Addahknowsports September 9, 2008 6:30 am

    Now I feel compelled to do three posts in a row.

  7. Annoddah Dave September 9, 2008 6:35 am

    ST & Tsaiko Blog Dogs,
    The booing was mainly from bandwagon crowd. It was rather obvious that the offense and defense were a bit befuddled. I believe the booing was intended for the coaches more than to the players. If the players looked confused, and they did, it is only because of management! Just like at HA!!?? It ain’t the workers, it is the leadership and management that creates the chaos in any organization.

    Go Warriors!

  8. d1島: September 9, 2008 6:35 am

    Great Morning All!

    No doubt that these Warriors leave big parts of their lives out on the field (practice and game).

    Howzit A-sports. Sorry if this breaks your “string”.

    I think Kekoa was watching things in case jm2375 tries to come back and make kolohe

  9. Kekoa (Survivor-WB) September 9, 2008 6:38 am

    I have to agree with you ST. Playing thru soft tissue injuries is not limited to their present day situation. It will haunt them for the rest of their lives, especially if there is no surgical procedure to repair the damage.

  10. d1島: September 9, 2008 6:38 am

    All those “-itis” ailments means that something is swelling; generally a reaction to aggravation of that part of the body that is not healthy. 🙁

  11. d1島: September 9, 2008 6:41 am

    True. I worry for #1 son who already knows that he is headed for serious knee ailments as he gets older. The effects of all those early years of weight training to “build-up” the body for competition.

  12. d1島: September 9, 2008 6:45 am

    …and on that cheery note.

    Hopefully, Stephen can post some good news from practice today.

    ’til then…
    Have a great day Erryboddy!


  13. Addahknowsports September 9, 2008 6:47 am

    No prob, d1. I made my three.

    Yeah. Any time something goes wrong and you gotta mess with internal workings, things don’t go back to original condition. Even if you fix it, you still gotta work with the whole balancing issue. Not like you can stick a shim or widget in there and expect it to be okay ( with the human body, I mean).

    Okay, gotta hi and a ho. See ya tonight.

  14. Kekoa (Survivor-WB) September 9, 2008 6:47 am

    Howzit early birdies!…Yups…I was up all night with my trap set for both jm2375 & Esme. Only problem is, I ended up eating all the t-gate leftovers. Yum!

    Also, I was just thinking, jeez I wish I had some of Aunty Tita’s “Apple Crumb Supah Doopah Poopah Scoopah Cake of the Universe.”

  15. Addahknowsports September 9, 2008 6:52 am

    Okay, I’m still here.

    I mean I’ll see everyone on blog tonight.


    Wow, you are making my apples blush. Maybe I make for next T-gate. And you should seriously consider starting with dessert. Hehehe.

  16. bulla September 9, 2008 6:54 am

    good morning everyone,

    that was a sad moment to have the hometown fans booing their team before the half, that was directed more at the coaches I hope.

    snowbeast and company are back in america, missing home, but getting ready for their next battle.

    mahalo again for all of your kind words and support for ‘the beast’ and his local team mates, you guys are awesome.

    at the end of the game, when the boys came to get their hugs and their leis, the beast looked up at me with a smile so big from ear to ear, ‘…dad, did I do good? did I do good dad?…’ he asked in what sounded like a voice from when he was 12 years old, but now entrapped in a young man’s body.

    ‘son, i told you to leave no doubt….leave no doubt to anyone who can see this game who #95 Ryan ‘The Beast’ Eastman is….job well done my son, well done my son…….i am so very proud of you….’ i told him and gave him a big hug!

    cost of 40 seats in North End Zone $$$$$
    cost of 60 shirts with The Beast $$$$$
    cost of 85 leis for their departure $$$$$
    post game smile from The Beast PRICELESS

    now lets get ready to go get some oregonians this saturday!


  17. Loa September 9, 2008 6:54 am

    morning gang!

    yep speaking of ailments, what used to take a couple days to heal now takes weeks if not months (Asports – not talking about hangovers, hehe), all for dust collecting trophies, well at least was fun at the time

    kinda bummed that i missed the 80’s music discussion last night

    have a safe and happy day

  18. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER September 9, 2008 6:55 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Yeah!!! Go Warriors!! Aieee! Yaaaaaah!!!!
    De-fense- de-fense!!!


    Yahooo! Go Tyler! Go Warriors… aieeeeeee!!!!!

    That’s how I remember the game.

    HIHO & yes, I packed the tickets this time!

  19. Jay September 9, 2008 6:55 am

    Good morning!

    Just checking in.

  20. bulla September 9, 2008 6:57 am


    with all the excitement, i was unable to sample your concoction….i’ll trade you li hing mui midori margaritas for your creation….if Ajoe says it’s ok, need Big Daddy’s ok on this one……but let me know. i could go for that right now, not the margaritas, the cake 🙂

  21. Loa September 9, 2008 6:58 am

    Kekoa – howzit, good to read/hear pops up and at’em

    Bulla – props to Ryan and his team mates

    good morning Liz and Jay!

  22. myki September 9, 2008 6:59 am

    Good morning to the Tsai-ko Nation!!

    Kekoa and Pops, I hope you both recovered from being drenched on Saturday night. Hope Pops didn’t catch a cold. It’s harder to fight these pesky infections when you get older. I can attest to that. I was thrilled to see him enjoying himself. Kudos to both you and Diana for all your love and support for him.

    Thanks to all for another outstanding tailgate. As usual we could have fed an army or two. Outstanding food, and company.

  23. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER September 9, 2008 6:59 am

    awww… bulla… sniff…
    “#95, Ryan Eastman at the bottom of the pile”

    Go Wildcats!!!

  24. bulla September 9, 2008 6:59 am

    i hope the O line makes some adjustments, Oregon is going to be a lot more to handle than a few maniacal Wildcats.

    D line made some plays, Watson and Veikune are NUTZ, but they need to rotate fresh legs in to maintain that intensity. Meatoga should be more than able to hold his own, along with Tufaga. Fresh legs keeps the intensity at a high level while giving the Big Dogs some much needed rest.

    just my 2 sense

  25. Stretch September 9, 2008 7:00 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    3 more days of work until I am on my way to Oregon!! Looking forward to it.

    After the UH vs OSU game, a few of us will be going up to watch SF play at Seattle. I hope that SF doesn’t turn the ball over 5 times again or else it will look like last night’s game. Sad those Raiders….

  26. Addahknowsports September 9, 2008 7:01 am

    Hmmm…should I douse the cake with special sauce, brandy etc. Nah, I rather have your awesome margaritas. I gotta have it at night when it’s cooler. Or you guys will be calling the ambulance. Sun + alcohol = Asports on the ground.

    Okay really gotta hiho.

  27. bulla September 9, 2008 7:05 am

    Sun + Alcohol + Asports on groud = Ajoe CPR

  28. expat September 9, 2008 7:05 am


    In your article about the Aussie commit, Billy Ray Stutzmann is listed as from Punahou.

  29. Garret September 9, 2008 7:07 am

    I agree that Rego did very well on Saturday–I posted already how impressed I was by how well he ran the ball. I already had figured he could be a big blocker, but I didn’t realize how mobile and shifty he could be running the ball.

    I hope that Meatoga has a HUGE game in Corvallis. He’s been someone who I’ve thought could be a major contributor and he’s really needed now in the DT rotation. I’m sure that Tufaga will do well also with his reps.

  30. longboarder September 9, 2008 7:07 am

    the real reason why Tyler Graunke was not with the team.

    Some funny stuff…


  31. chawan_cut September 9, 2008 7:07 am

    last night’s news.

  32. bulla September 9, 2008 7:08 am


    if what expat says is true, there might be a bounty on your head issued from the st louis alumni clubhouse…….i know it was an honest mistake….but they do play each other this saturday, and this will help fuel the fire!

    just kidding, even Einstein made a mistake……

  33. djmitcho September 9, 2008 7:08 am

    Good Morning Tsaikoville! Hope everyone has a great day!

  34. Garret September 9, 2008 7:09 am

    Remember how Reagan and Grigsby were battling it out for the starting FB spot for Miami? Now, BOTH have been cut by Miami.

    Boomer Grigsby beat out incumbent Reagan Mauia for the team’s fullback job, but couldn’t hold it more than one week into the regular season.

    Grigsby, signed this offseason from Kansas City, confirmed early Tuesday morning that the Dolphins waived him Monday.

    Scout reports that the Dolphins signed FB Casey Cramer to fill Grigsby’s roster spot. Cramer, a 6-2, 250 pound fullback, has played in 27 games over four seasons with Carolina and Tennessee, mostly as a special teams player.

  35. bighilofan2 September 9, 2008 7:10 am

    Hiya errybody.

    Gonna tell my fren fo write to DCCA to move the hearing along ASAP as the public is interested in fixing the field ASAP, eliminate the Sadowski Stall.
    We all know Sadowski going appeal to da Supreme Court cuz he’s a crybaby luuzah an luuzahs luv company.

  36. Garret September 9, 2008 7:11 am

    Miami’s coach says that Bess will get to return more kicks and punts after he did so well on Sunday.

    On using Davone Bess on returns instead of Ted Ginn)

    “I just told you what I see in him. I see him able to make guys miss and break tackles. If you can make a guy miss and break tackles then I think you got a chance. Davone’s done that the last couple times he’s had opportunities to return the ball and he’s going to do it a lot more.”

  37. Garret September 9, 2008 7:12 am

    More from Miami’s coach.

    (On if he would like to see more out of his special teams on returns and on coverage)

    “Yes, since the day I got here it’s something that we wanted to do a good job with. I was happy to see early in the game Davone Bess take the ball and do exactly what you want him to do; makes the first guy miss, which you need to do as a punt returner and he gets going towards the goal line and he ends with a 23-yard gain or a 25-yard gain. I thought it was a heck of a run.

  38. Garret September 9, 2008 7:13 am

    Funny how Ginn was a top-10 draft pick in 2007 because he was supposed to be an elite returner and Bess has been doing better than him in preseason and their first game.

    Davone Bess has the potential to be a decent, if not good returner. But wasn’t reason No. 1 for selecting Ted Ginn Jr. in the first round of the 2007 draft because he’s going to be one of the NFL’s elite returners?

  39. Garret September 9, 2008 7:14 am

    Some notes about Bess.

    Why was Davone Bess, the smallest receiver, on the field blocking for Ginn’s end around run. A decent blocker, let’s say Ernest Wilford or Brandon London, would have made that run a big play. That’s one of the many personnel issues I saw in the game. Dan Henning is good playcaller, but the personnel has to match the plays called on the field.

    Putting Bess into motion made the Jets defense unravel and two Jets defended him in the red zone, which allowed Anthony Fasano to corral his first touchdown catch of the season.

  40. Garret September 9, 2008 7:15 am

    Samson got sharply criticized after their first game.

    Samson Satele was eaten up by Kris Jenkins on running downs. While I’m sure Jenkins, and all 350 pounds of him, will eat up a lot of centers this season, Satele better show improvement against Arizona’s 3-4 scheme. The Cardinals front line features Bryan Robinson as the nose tackle. Considering I had to look up Bryan Robinson (even though he played one season as a starter for the Dolphins) Satele better step it up or Allen Allerman’s going to be getting a call up.

    Allerman told me last week he’s only spent three weeks total as a center, but the Dolphins need someone who is going to hold their ground against decent nose tackles. Satele gave up the first sack of the game when the Jets blitzed seven and Satele picked up the wrong man to block.

  41. Garret September 9, 2008 7:19 am

    First Cinci’s QB Mauk was denied (5 times!) his chance to play this season. Now, Cinci’s new QB has a fractured leg. When they come to Aloha Stadium to end the season who knows what QB they will be on? I’m guessing that the sophomore transfer from Notre Dame will have learned the offense and will start against UH…but it you count Mauk and Grutza, Jones was actually #4 on the QB depth chart for Cinci.

    UC coach Brian Kelly said early Monday afternoon that Grutza’s recovery from the fractured right fibula he suffered in Saturday’s 52-26 loss at then-No. 4 Oklahoma would involve a nonsurgical procedure unless a further exam revealed collateral issues in his ankle.

    That’s exactly what happened when Grutza was examined by Dr. Angelo Colosimo later in the day.

    Grutza, a senior from Maysville, Ky., is now expected to undergo surgery as early as Wednesday and will likely be out of action for longer than the original estimate of four weeks.

  42. Garret September 9, 2008 7:21 am

    Looks like the stats show that the new rules have resulted in significantly less plays this season so far.

    In 2007, the average game had 143.43 plays. Thus far in 2008, the average is 134.61 plays. That breaks down to a loss of 8.82 plays a game. Last week the number was 8.7.

  43. Kekoa (Survivor-WB) September 9, 2008 7:23 am

    Coach Bulla ~ I looked down range to the North End Zone and saw the ‘love’ shared between parents and their Wildcats! Memories being recorded and never forgotten.

    You got it Bull!…I almost expected the stadium announcer say, “Ryan Eastman unable to Stop!” Dat boys motor was running at peak efficiency all night long!

  44. djmitcho September 9, 2008 7:25 am

    Here is an update from the Blog Bowl Fantasy Football League.
    In week 1, Pauoa Boy, Jason, Jason’s friend, J, and Homey were the winners, while gorg, checkraze, hawaiiroller, hawaiianbod and I were on the short end of the stick. Pauoa Boy scored the league high this week. Homey got lucky this week, winning, despite scoring the 2nd lowest point total overall.

  45. bulla September 9, 2008 7:25 am

    Loa and LizK,

    mahalo to you both………all i can say is

    make memories…make memories…make memories…….


  46. Kelli September 9, 2008 7:26 am

    Right on, Ralph! Like a true Tiger and Warrior! 🙂

    Jason: So, I went to the Ka Leo building yesterday for a meeting and I totally forgot to mention your idea. Oops! Gomen ne. I’ll get moving on it.

  47. Stretch September 9, 2008 7:33 am

    Sorry, a quick change of subject.

    Michelle Wie is going to Q-school and will try to EARN her tour card for next season. If she qualifies this way, there is nothing that the other LPGA members can say about her being “given” exemptions. Good Luck!!


  48. Stretch September 9, 2008 7:35 am

    Time for me to get to work, see everyone later….

  49. Garret September 9, 2008 7:38 am


    Thank you for passing that information about Wie along. That is a great decision on her part and I love that she will be earning her spot and shutting up her critics!

  50. tommui September 9, 2008 7:38 am

    And how about Lelie…!!!

  51. Garret September 9, 2008 7:41 am

    Since I work at home and have really cut down on expenses, I would love to be able to collect per diem for all of the days that I spend at home! I guess there are perks for certain politicians…and in this case I’m not talking about Hawaii politics.

    Anyway, back to work…

  52. Kekoa (Survivor-WB) September 9, 2008 7:44 am

    Hiya myki & sj-macro!

    Oh boy did we get soaked!…Nothing a cup of ‘mein and hot coffee couldn’t fix tho. Actually we were all dried out by the end of the game.

    We also got our ears pulled and scoldings from Diana when she came to pick us up. Ponchos are on the game checklist now.

    Caller called in jez now on BC show praising Ryan’s play. BC says you know he’s short, but looks like he could’ve play here. Caller says he was one that should have played here. BC agrees!

  53. Ogre September 9, 2008 8:05 am

    Good Morning Everyone.
    Good point about ?fans? booing the team. Gets me upset when they boo just because they didn’t get their instant gratification. Anyway…


  54. diesel September 9, 2008 8:07 am


    That post was inspirational. 🙂

  55. KonaGirl September 9, 2008 8:12 am

    bighilofan2 – I’m on the same train of thought and composing an e-mail right now to Sheryl Nagata, DCCA Hearings Officer, snagata@dcca.hawaii.gov. If there’s anyone else that wants to write, please feel free to do so! I’m taking the approach of we understand the legal process, but immediate action to fix the field needs to be first and foremost…etc.

  56. Da Punchbowl Kid September 9, 2008 8:29 am

    Fiddy Sixt!

  57. Rob25 September 9, 2008 8:30 am


  58. Rob25 September 9, 2008 8:32 am

    Hiya DPK and everyone else!

    Good Morning to my Tsaiko family!

    Gotta Esme outta here and get to working. I’ll check back with you later today. Hope everyone has a great day!

    Heard the caller on BC show talking about the Beast. Had to smile knowing that he had all those Aunties and Uncles watching him even if BC wasn’t.

  59. Da Punchbowl Kid September 9, 2008 8:34 am

    I was havin’ a good laugh at another paper who listed Vaughn Meatoga as a senior.

    That aussie recruit sounds like a diamond in the rough.

    I saw shades of Nasti when Rego was carrying the ball on that last series. Good to see him gettin’ some PT, as hard as he’s worked on the scout teams in the past.

    Ok, where’s gigi and what have you guys done with her?

  60. Da Punchbowl Kid September 9, 2008 8:35 am

    Hiya Wob! 🙂

  61. duffer September 9, 2008 8:37 am

    Another observation on the Weber St. game was the marching band. I couldn’t hear the music very well, but the marching, I thought, was great!

    Props to the marching band! 🙂

  62. koakane™ September 9, 2008 8:37 am

    morning tsai-ko country how yu’all getting along? nice hot day again so do da drill hit it to some ac place.

    ajoe sorry for just leaving da blog last night but was getting sleepy and no energy to respond but late hi ya guy.

    au’wryte blf2 go get um you da man on dis situation. and no get me wrong on da team I love dem. I see so much potential that has not come forth yet. I envision one, two or maybe four games when they turn it on and everything just click together. they are not quite there yet but when it does it will be a beauty to watch.

    agree with st comments on boooing. fans need to keep it in check these are young adults trying to be student/athletics, they put it all out everyday in practice and then again on the field. minor auwee’s in da long run become major irritations. eh people dey playing for US the Hawaiian bruddah’s, sistah’s, aunty’s, unc’s, maddah and faddah’s. they need cheering more when tings not going our way not only when doing good. so lighten up and support ……nuff now

    whoops got to go now, one gallon of kope den I go esme whooooooooooosh.

  63. Mclovin September 9, 2008 8:45 am

    Rego was kind of reminding me of a smaller sized Nate Ilaoa (sp?)
    He looked good.

  64. Da Punchbowl Kid September 9, 2008 8:49 am

    *DPK cheers koakane for his comments on booing the team. Mr. Tsai is right.* 🙂

  65. Da Punchbowl Kid September 9, 2008 8:53 am

    Mclovin –
    Another nice thing about Rego is you can tell that he enjoys puttin’ on a teeth rattlin block. The guy relishes that contact.

  66. Mclovin September 9, 2008 8:57 am

    by the way I may be wrong. Rego may actually be bigger than Ilaoa, but body proportions may make Illoa look bigger. Rego looked really good.

  67. Mclovin September 9, 2008 8:59 am

    I was watching the game via video stream. And I was quite disturbed by the booing after the fact. I do agree that the booing was probably due to Mac’s time management at the end of the first half. I myself was wonder about the time management, but then I was thinking that Mac already knew what kind of adjustments to make in the second half and he just let the time run out to prevent a mishap or injury. Anybody else agree with this?

  68. not far away anymore September 9, 2008 9:06 am

    Have been away from the blog for awhile. Trying to get caught up on some of the topics and I think I am on the wrong blog after reading about MIL*s and BBWs. I thought this was a family blog.

  69. jm2375 September 9, 2008 9:07 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!

    Eh, Kekoa, neva leave nothing for me? Sheeesh. 😆

    OK, off to a meeting. bbl. esme and out. whoooosh.

  70. not far away anymore September 9, 2008 9:18 am

    I missed seeing the game on Saturday. This was probably the only game that I was going to get the chance to see in person this year. The stadium box office gave us a full refund. Instead I spent four days as part of the grim search for four of our own after the tragic Coast Guard helicopter crash last week. My unit just happened to be moored in Honolulu harbor at the time of the incident and we were one of the initial responders. The entire Coast Guard in Hawaii has been affected by this tragedy. I have done the same type of training with that very helicopter and some of the crew in the past. I worry about the feelings that will come rushing back to our crew the next time we do training with a helicopter. Rest assured though that the Coast Guard is doing a superb job of debriefing and providing support to those directly affected by this tragedy. Well, I got to get to work for one of those debriefings. If any of you know a Coast Guardsman, take some time to offer them some support and give them a hug.

  71. (Jesse) James September 9, 2008 9:27 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos and Tsaikettes….pulling an Esme today but wanted to check in. Hope everyone is doing well.

    Just wanted to remind everyone as well that the TV Gate for the next away game, which will be broadcast at 10:00 a.m., has been scheduled. So, for all you local fans who are not able to join Stretch and his merry band on the road to Corvalis, here are the details:

    UH vs. OSU
    Saturday, September 13, 2008
    10:00 a.m.

    Ige’s Restaurant and 19th Puka
    98-761 Oihana Pl
    Aiea, HI 96701
    (808) 486-3500

    They will open at 9:30 a.m. I will get there a little earlier because they do not take reservations no matter how big your party is. I would appreciate it if a couple people could get there early as well so we can save a big enough area for all who are attending.

    According to Ige’s, they will serve some breakfast stuff, but will have mostly lunch and pupus. It is also being sponsored by Bud Light so I am assuming Bud Light girls will be there and they may have some specials (KK, that’s right up your alley). There will also be a contest for the Ultimate Warrior Fan. Per Ige’s, “Three lucky winners will receive tickets for the 2009 UH vs. UNLV game. The theme is the Ultimate Warrior Fan so come dressed to impress and unleash your inner Ultimate Warrior.” Not sure what that’s all about but I’ll put it out there.

    Anyway, if you plan on coming to the event, please RSVP me at jgo8464822@aol.com so that we can save enough seats. People are always welcomed to just stop by but it would be good if we had a rough estimate of the number attending so that enough room can be made.

    Also, you can check Steve M’s website for details.


    Okay, Esme and out….whoooosh

  72. oahu resident September 9, 2008 9:32 am

    The booing at halftime was clearly because the warriors ran out the clock and not because of their performance.

    I don’t think they intentionally ran out the clock. It appears that Funaki was suffering from the concussion and couldn’t understand what Rolo was trying to signal in. Rolo then just raised his arms in exasperation and gave up.

  73. Fulingyu September 9, 2008 9:47 am

    Hmmm… I don’t know about the rest of the stadium, but I wasn’t booing at the end of the half. However, I was yelling at the top of my lungs for the team/coaches to HURRY UP. I don’t know if it was because the game-clock on the jumbotron/scoreboard wasn’t working, but it seemed like they got off 2 plays in 2 minutes… I don’t boo the home team, but I do YELL at them when I think something is wrong.

  74. buttter September 9, 2008 10:07 am

    saw blaze lifting at 24 on the windward side. shoulder pressing a ton of weight (I guess his shoulder is okay) but the way he was walking I don’t see him coming back soon but I’ll cross my fingers.

  75. GGma September 9, 2008 10:07 am

    I was happy to read of #95 success but does anyone know who was awarded the game ball? #99.
    I revel with {the beast,s Dad] as I do for Josh. Congratulations to the whole team without everyone of you, my early Sunday morning would have been dismal

  76. Garret September 9, 2008 10:21 am

    I don’t think they intentionally ran out the clock. It appears that Funaki was suffering from the concussion and couldn’t understand what Rolo was trying to signal in. Rolo then just raised his arms in exasperation and gave up.

    oahu resident,

    I was wondering about that possibility, especially after hearing at halftime that Inoke could have suffered a concussion. However, if I remember correctly the coaches did *not* call a timeout when it was 4th down for Weber State, so Weber State was able to let the clock run down before they punted. That could not be blamed on Inoke or anyone on the offense because the offense wasn’t on the field yet!

  77. Garret September 9, 2008 10:22 am


    Josh has played really well this season and is getting a LOT of time to show what he can do. Your family must be so proud! The Warriors desperately need Josh to keep playing this well because they have so many other DTs injured.

  78. Garret September 9, 2008 10:24 am

    Headline for an AP article on the Advertiser’s website:

    Agent: Titans QB Steve Young was at friend’s house

    I think that the AP and the Advertiser could fix the headline, as the article itself has the correct name. Steve Young never played for the Titans and retired quite some time ago…they meant to write “Vince”.

  79. tommui September 9, 2008 10:48 am

    KONAGIRL: Thought I should add that communication with a hearing officer is like communicating with a judge prior to or during a trial – it is not proper to do so (though I have been tempting many a time to do so!!!)

    Today was paper shuffling day at the DCCA hearing. McCorriston and his paralegal (or maybe a junior attorney) and CO-HA’s attorney and aide, Shannon and me. The parties believe that there isn’t too much fact issue involved but the hearing will be on 10/8

    I didn;t realize it, but another contractor (Ching, I believe) also filed an objection and that hearing was at 10:00 today but I had to be over at the Supreme Ct at that time. Maybe Shannon was there.

  80. saints September 9, 2008 10:52 am

    Bulla i thought your son played a ok first half but the second half he was getting pushed around i can say that because you talk so much about him i was watching him.If you ask me hes a good d2 player right now but with with more playing time i think he could be a realy awsome one. The only part i didn’t like was that he was happy after the game no reason to be that happy they got man handled in the second half thats nothing to be happy about.To be a winner you can’t settle for playing a good first half a game is 4 qtrs not 2.

  81. homey ⑤ September 9, 2008 10:53 am

    Good morning everybody!

    Nice looking recruit from down under.

    d1 – is there a correlation between lifting weights early in life and getting “-tis” latter in life? interesting.

    You guys should go to a practice and see Rego perform the RB drills. It will give you a better perspective of the strengths and abilities that he possesses and also the other RB’s. Can’t wait to see how Heun will do in a game.

    Anyone have craving for Pho?

  82. Kazz September 9, 2008 10:55 am

    That’s why it was a shame when some booed the team at the end of first half. If they only knew the sacrifice and commitment many of the players make to just get through a practice.


  83. XxFaithxX September 9, 2008 11:00 am

    Aloha all,

    Have a question.

    Since I don’t have digital cable to order the UH-OSU game, anyone know if it will be offered on-line to watch for a fee…better yet, free?

    WSN poster (thanks konacoastwarrior) said Yahoo sports willlbe offering it, but only AUDIO. Woman would not want to go to a bar to watch the game…Oceanic on-line streaming does not offer it, according to its schedule.

    Thanks in advance.

  84. Mclovin September 9, 2008 11:08 am

    to XxFaithxX

    I used streamtvnow.tv to view florida game but could get the Weber game to stream even after I paid the 5 euros. So beware of streamtvnow.tv. I lost about 7 US dollars and ended up using the Oceanic Stream. Streamtvnow is a gamble. Yes so like yourself I’ll be looking around to see if there is some stream available. Yes free is good but I’m willing to pay up to 20 bucks to watch a good quality stream online.

  85. Mclovin September 9, 2008 11:11 am

    correction to my above post; i meant to say “I could NOT get weber st. game to work on Streamtvnow.tv.”


  86. homey ⑤ September 9, 2008 11:12 am

    saints – To put things in perspective, Bulla’s son is a true freshman playing his first collegiate game against a D1 team that happens to be in his home state and playing in front of his family and friends. What is there not to be happy about?

    Sure you see that he was pushed around but he more than held his own in my opinion. He came away with 5 tackles with 1 for a 4 yard loss.

    I’m not saying this because I’m a friend of Bulla but because of a father/son relationship that is special. Every parent would cherish a moment when a child comes up to them with a huge smile and a twinkle in their eyes asking if they did good.

    As in any sport, it’s the little things that’s special even if your team is getting manhandled or pummeled…the first baseball hit, the first catch, the first soccer goal, the first basket, just playing the game…

    Why dwell on the negatives in someone’s special moments. That’s the job of the coaches. They’ll look over the game film and make corrections as needed.

    BTW, welcome to the blog!

  87. Ronnie September 9, 2008 11:12 am

    XxFaithxX – the game is going to be shown on FSN.

    GGma – Everytime I hear Josh’s name called, I think of you and know you are smiling! It’s great that he was awarded a game ball!

  88. Kekoa (Survivor-WB) September 9, 2008 11:14 am

    Not far away anymore

    I was touched by your post at #70. My Pops spent 28 years flying and servicing helo’s and fixed wing AC for the AF. Before the Coast Guard was given the global Rescue mission, dad flew with the 76th Air Rescue Sq. out of Hickam from the late forties until just after 1961. The H-34 model helo was his fave, and the last one he flew was the CH-54C model when it first came out of the Sikorski plant in Stamford Conn. in 1964. I believe your outfit is flying the same nomenclature, different model number today.

    They were the only thing in the air back in the day. No police and fire helicopters at the time. So you can imagine how much flight time they logged responding to land & sea rescue missions. They also used the SA16 Sea Planes and C-54 observation aircraft in their search missions in island waters.

    Dad moved on to fixed wing (C-130) as the mission in SE Asia demanded more of the workhorse cargo planes that is still utilized today. Since I was already operating in-country, they kept him next door in Thailand because in those days no two family members could be in the ‘Nam at the same time.

    So yes, I can identify with you and your crew members in the sacrifices you make to serve in this critical arena. Many man hours spent away from your family. Many holidays and weekends that are given in the service to our country. Dad missed many of my ball games during his service, and now…we are making up for lost time by attending the UH games together.

    Thank you for your service.

    (Kekoa is stepping away from the podium, and retreating back into the shadows)

  89. KonaGirl September 9, 2008 11:17 am

    Tommui – thanks for the info on protocol. My message was already sent. Oh well, she can hit delete!

  90. Shaolin Warrior September 9, 2008 11:18 am


    I thought Ryan Eastman did well in his first game against a D1opponent as a true freshman. I agree with Homey’s post above. Think positive!

  91. XxFaithxX September 9, 2008 11:20 am

    Thanks Mclovin and Ronnie.

    Heard that they feed from FSN will be blacked out here in Hawai`i.

    Any other alternatives?

  92. homey ⑤ September 9, 2008 11:25 am

    XxFaithxX – Just come to Ige’s on Saturday! More like a restaurant than a bar. 😆

  93. XxFaithxX September 9, 2008 11:26 am

    Homey: haha, i’ll pass that by the old lady, she korean so gotta beware of the temper LOL

  94. jojo ® September 9, 2008 11:27 am

    ooh, pho? I love pho.

  95. GGma September 9, 2008 11:30 am

    I JUST FOUND OUT THE East coast does not get fox sport network. Now that is a KICK WHERE jOSH,S NAME FALLS WHEN i WEAR MY tEE-SHIRT

  96. Long Time UH Fan September 9, 2008 11:30 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos,

    A beautiful day in Hawaii Nei.

    Have a good day everybody!


  97. saints September 9, 2008 11:30 am

    HOMEY read my post i said hes a ok D2 PLAYER and with some more playing time hes going to be real good but i didn’t like how he was all happy after the game if getting pushed around when UH realy started playing is playing good then by all means be happy.If i was bulla i would be happy watching my son play at that time after the game i would tell him how proud i was of him but i would also tell him hes got a lot of work to do keep it up and you’ll reach your goal.That was not a knock on bulla son.

  98. homey ⑤ September 9, 2008 11:31 am

    jojo – maybe you can bring that to the SJS t-gate!

  99. d1島 September 9, 2008 11:31 am


    I remember Ted Ginn, Jr. returning the opening KO for a TD in the NC game then getting piled on and possibly hurting his leg in the celebration after. He sat out the rest of the game and who knows if that may not have lingering effects today? I couldn’t understand why they switched Davonne out of the PR position 😕 but, oh well….bumbai dey learn

  100. Ronnie September 9, 2008 11:32 am

    XxFaithxX – Tombo Ahi usually lists the ways to follow the game on his blog: http://uhfootball.blogspot.com/

    I agree with Homey, though, meet the Tsaikos at Ige’s. You’ll feel like you’re with family!

  101. GGma September 9, 2008 11:32 am


  102. XxFaithxX September 9, 2008 11:34 am

    Pho? Ohh one of my faves. On King St, kinda opposite Sushi king, South King Pho. Get the lrg bowl and some spring rolls + beef satay …broke da mouth.

    That one in China town is over rated imho.

  103. d1島 September 9, 2008 11:36 am


    Not sure of the general correlation but know that in his specific case, #1 son attributes his knee ailments to the weight training. He only does upper body now.

  104. duffer September 9, 2008 11:37 am


    Re: post 86

    Dats why u my hero! So sensitive! 🙂

  105. saints September 9, 2008 11:43 am

    duffer lol yea i think he wants buula for a wife or may be he’ll be the wife.

  106. homey ⑤ September 9, 2008 11:45 am

    saints – did you think think that Bulla’s son thought he had a bad game? Maybe he thought he played well and that’s why he was happy. The outcome of the game wasn’t determined by Bulla’s son.

    If your son or daughter came up to you with a proud smile on their face asking you if they thought they did good would you tell them to wipe that smile of your face all because they lost and got pushed around. While in fact in their minds they played a very good game?

    I’m just saying that we as parents should live in their moment and share in their happiness. Let the coaches do the teaching while we do the supporting.

    Let’s not be the type of parents that scold their kids for every little bad thing they do on the ride home from the game or practice. Let’s be the one’s to encourage them to be better the next day.

    I’m sure Bulla had many talks with his son through his formative years and by the way Bulla writes about his son you can tell the talks were supportive, encouraging and filled with tough love.

  107. d1島 September 9, 2008 11:45 am


    In the first half, he was doing what he was doing in HS; beating guys with his quickness. In the second, UH was double-teaming him.
    Your point is taken but like Homey says, when he asks his Dad (and you gotta know what a special relationship these two have), “Did I do good?” It’s not the time for Bulla to be a “coach”; just a Dad was fine.
    Watching Ryan throughout his HS years, I can tell you, he KNOWS how to work hard to improve.

  108. d1島 September 9, 2008 11:47 am

    Fire for effect.

  109. duffer September 9, 2008 11:48 am

    Seriously, win or lose, as long as you gave it your all, that’s all that matters and it’s the only thing you can control. Ryan gave it his all and both father and son couldn’t have asked for anything more.

    I hope I have one of those Kodak moments with mine. We all should be so lucky.

  110. homey ⑤ September 9, 2008 11:48 am

    d1 – there goes the elbows and shoulders!

  111. Garret September 9, 2008 11:52 am


    Coach McMackin praised Josh’s play at the Na Koa lunch yesterday. SportsHawaii always has a nice summary of the Na Koa lunches.

    Josh Leonard had an outstanding game dominating the line of scrimmage and was named the defensive player of the game. Leonard and Keala Watson had very good games clogging the interior.

  112. saints September 9, 2008 11:55 am

    lol if bulla son is happy because he had a good game and the rest of the team didn’t then I WOULDN’T WANT HIM ON MY TEAM WE WIN AND LOSE AS A TEAM and if thats what you guys think is ok WOW.

  113. duffer September 9, 2008 11:57 am

    I’m not so sure he’d WANT to play for your team. It’s a freaking game! College ball, not life or death!

  114. Garret September 9, 2008 11:57 am

    RGM just signed a contract to play in the CFL.

    The B.C. Lions have new two receivers – import Ryan Grice-Mullen and Canadian O’Neil Wilson – at practice Tuesday as the Canadian Football League team returns to the field following a two-day break.

    Grice-Mullen, who doesn’t turn 22 until Friday, passed up his senior year with the University of Hawaii and declared for the 2008 NFL draft. When he wasn’t selected, the 5-11, 183-pound receiver signed a free agent contract with the Houston Texans. Later, he was in the camp of the Chicago Bears before being released last month.

  115. saints September 9, 2008 11:59 am

    D1 he wasn’t getting double teamed all the time i seen on many plays he was locked up one on one like i said he did all right in the first half but in the second THEY AS A TEAM WHICH IS WHAT FOOTBALL IS ALL ABOUT couldn’t push through a wet paper bag.

  116. Garret September 9, 2008 12:00 pm

    Two UH commits were mentioned in this Long Beach Press-Telegram article.

    Gahr’s Corey Nielsen, who has committed to the University of Hawaii, is one of Southern California’s best quarterbacks.

    And a big reason, as was demonstrated during the Gladiators’ 33-30 victory at Millikan Friday night, is that he is throwing to an exceptional collection of receivers, led by Aaron Bradley (wow, he is really, really good) and Deondre Powell.

  117. saints September 9, 2008 12:01 pm

    duffer i didn’t say its life or death but maybe to a few of his TEAMATES it is .

  118. radopps September 9, 2008 12:01 pm

    hey all,

    late morning post. i’m 22yrs old and can’t keep up with you folks!!!

    Niners lost on Sunday so the weekend was bitter sweet. I was searching for live streams of the game on Saturday and didn’t know that Oceanic streams!!!

    OSU will be tough this week, seeing as how they got it handed to them in Happy Valley. Hopefully the boys hang tough and pull one out for the “lowly” WAC!!!

  119. homey ⑤ September 9, 2008 12:04 pm

    saints – we all know it’s a team sport. As you know even when a team loses the coaches point out the good in what the team did. In that respect there is “happiness”. This is what builds confidence in the players. This is what makes them perform better the next game.

    I already pointed out my reasons why Bulla’s son would be happy and you pointed out your reason. So we differ in opinions, no big deal. We’ll just have to agree to disagree.

  120. duffer September 9, 2008 12:05 pm

    All I’m saying is, there’s a different perspective we share. I’m positive Ryan doesn’t want to lose just as much as his teammates do. The games was over, move on. One snap and clear.

  121. Garret September 9, 2008 12:06 pm

    Interesting to see how a lot of schools bend their admission rules for football players…this might allow them to recruit players that UH cannot recruit.

    Many of the nation’s largest universities rely on special admits — students admitted under exceptions to normal admission standards for reasons including “special talent” — to stock their football teams, an Indianapolis Star study of 55 universities found. At these schools, the percentage of special admits among students overall is extremely small.

    The disparity can be stark: The University of California in 2004 reported that 95 percent of its freshman football players on scholarship were special admits, compared with 2 percent of the student body. Others: Texas A&M in 2004, 94 percent to 8 percent; and Oklahoma in 2002, 81 percent to 2 percent.

    “No way an average student gets admitted to Vanderbilt with a 710 SAT,” DiNardo said. “I had letters from the coach and teacher saying he never missed a day of class. He was admitted, he was one of our better players and he graduated. That’s the way the process is supposed to work.”

  122. FloridaTed September 9, 2008 12:07 pm

    Good afternoon, Tsaiko-Nation and Tsai-Meister.

    So true about Rego, it does seem to be there’s one like that every year. He brought flashes of Nasti Nate.

    St, good reminder to the “Pro” crowd to ease up on our boys.


    I’m also on the East Coast, Florida, Clearwater and have Bright House Net Work as my digital provider. I just bought a 10 channel sports package for $3.99 a month, which includes Fox Sports West and a bunch of other regional networks. I’m watching the Warriors live on Saturday. Check with your provider, they may have packages like that.

    I feel so much better for this Saturday, not just because Graunke redeemed himself, but the entire team seems to have become more like one again, with the old fire returning. Now, hopefully, they’re ready to get back to the very effective believe system from last year.

    Cant wait for Saturday.

  123. Rich2176 September 9, 2008 12:08 pm

    What’s a Teamate? Someone you drink tea with? Seriously, “saints”, the majority of athletes leave it all between the lines. Then, it’s back to “real life”, friendships and being a “person” again, not a player.

  124. saints September 9, 2008 12:08 pm

    duffer ,homey let me ask you this would you be happy if you played a ok game and you guys lost .

  125. radopps September 9, 2008 12:10 pm


    if UH ever decided to become a sports machine and no longer be an educational institution then no doubt they could play with the big boys. but UH is too smart to try and do that.

  126. saints September 9, 2008 12:10 pm

    poor2176 lol ok i’ll listen to somebody who never played and if you played lets just say hello bench warmer.

  127. madeinhawaii September 9, 2008 12:13 pm

    I got nothing but respect for Bulla and his son, the Beast. Here’s a young man that grew up respecting his parents, teachers and coaches. We all know how Bulla and his family have contributed to the game.. . both off season as well as during the season. If we could all be like the Eastman’s, Hawaii would be national champions on a regular basis. The Beast, IMHO, did as well or better than most 1st year players in his position.

  128. saints September 9, 2008 12:13 pm

    This for bulla how does it fell to have a family member talked about in a bad way on this blog this is for beef and clubbing.

  129. Rich2176 September 9, 2008 12:16 pm

    Saints – I played freshman year at Leileihua as nose-guard. Finished as a center while living in Maryland. Started every game I suited up for. It’s amazing flamers such as yourself can cast a personal attack without actually knowing somebody. (See the irony?) Have a nice life….

  130. Kazz September 9, 2008 12:16 pm

    I learned a phrase from other places on the internet a few months ago.

    I should try to adhere to it as much as I can and today is like practice.


  131. duffer September 9, 2008 12:17 pm

    I learned a looong time ago, that you’re not going to win ALL the time. I’ve probably lost more than I’ve won. But as long as I did the best I could, and only I can make that call, then yes, I would be satisfied, maybe not happy in your context.

    Like I said, different perspective and I do understand where you’re coming from. And I don’t mean any disrepect to you or your opinions.

  132. saints September 9, 2008 12:18 pm

    poor2176 wow dam high school football im sorry lol

  133. FloridaTed September 9, 2008 12:18 pm

    Hi, saints, welcome.

    Ryan Eastman is like a Hanai son on this blog, so even if our eyes may be a little bit rose colored, big deal, he’s a freshman, who was very happy to see his folks in the stands, that has nothing to do with losing the game.

    I highly recommend that you may ease up a little, you’ve made your point, we all got it, but is this really a battle that you MUST win?

  134. d1島 September 9, 2008 12:19 pm


    Welcome to the blog.
    Look forward to your comments on the next topic.

  135. Rich2176 September 9, 2008 12:19 pm

    Kazz –

    In dealing with a client last week, I came up with this one:

    “You can’t teach stupidity and ignorance, it’s god-given.”

    Okay…off to a margartia meeting w/ a nice client…..

  136. saints September 9, 2008 12:19 pm

    the only reason i said anything is because of what bulla said about one of my family on this blog.

  137. BowsForever September 9, 2008 12:22 pm

    Kazz — so should I and the several other respondents on the topic who didn’t think the booing was _absolutely unacceptable_ just pick up and leave the blog forever because “we don’t get it”? No, I’m not the world’s greatest Warrior fan, but I won’t boo the team at Aloha Stadium, I didn’t boo ’em during the Georgia or Florida blowouts, and I’ll still support ’em even if they go 1-12 this season. I’m also a proud (if modest) Na Koa supporter.

    I can look past possible questionable play-calling (we’ll find out at Call the Coach) and see the talent, depth and determination of the team. I don’t think a single one of us who follows this blog overlooks the hard work and sacrifice that the team has to go through to balance football and academics.

    All caps AND bolds tends to make people with (I think reasonable) differences of opinion a little more nervous and less willing to post here.

  138. saints September 9, 2008 12:22 pm

    poor2176 lol wow what a come back good luck with that client you’ll need it and make up your own come backs please .

  139. radopps September 9, 2008 12:23 pm

    what he say?

  140. FloridaTed September 9, 2008 12:25 pm

    Well, saints,

    I was wondering how long it would take you to show your true colors. Well, you’ve won, you’ve sucked us into your little troll and flamer world. I’m pushing the ignore button.

  141. radopps September 9, 2008 12:25 pm

    hey saints, why are you attacking everyone that doesn’t agree with you?

  142. radopps September 9, 2008 12:26 pm

    i am so lost right now. this has gone to happy times with father and son to complete flame fest!!!

  143. BowsForever September 9, 2008 12:27 pm

    Changing channels: It’s beyond criminal when the Fab Four WR with the best Combine performance (RGM) didn’t make a NFL roster or practice squad. (Trust me, I’m still steamed that J Riv hasn’t had his chance yet either.) Hopefully he’ll stay healthy this year and have a standout CFL season so he can contend for a starting spot in the NFL for 2009.

  144. saints September 9, 2008 12:27 pm

    radopps he said that one of my family members who is a part of UH being a punk i think he should keep the comments about football like i did and not about off field things.

  145. FloridaTed September 9, 2008 12:29 pm


    There’s nothing wrong with your comments, you’ve made valid cases for your points of view, that’s all anybody can ask for.

  146. BowsForever September 9, 2008 12:32 pm

    Also, I’m still hoping against hope that one day Colt and at least one or two of the Fab Four can play for the same team. I hope Colt gets to bug Zorn every day about how fast RGM is and how clutch J Riv is…

  147. Kekoa (Survivor-WB) September 9, 2008 12:33 pm

    Saints ~ I don’t think he played just an ‘ok’ game. IMHO, He played a terrific game!

    Anyone who has played team sports can identify with losing a game. In the course of losing that game, you may have experienced having the leading stats for your side. It’s human nature to feel elated that you played your heart out, and it reflected in the stats…but at the same time your team suffered a loss!

    I think it was perfectly normal for this young man to come to his father happy that he played his best, and was seeking his honest evaluation. Should he have come to him hanging his head in shame? Is that what you expected?

  148. radopps September 9, 2008 12:33 pm

    well was he being a punk? did other people also say that?

    in any case from reading the comments you started ragging on everyone when they disagreed with you. just pointing that out.

    How can J. Riv not get a chance. stupid NFL management guys can’t stop thinking Hawaii is a gimmick?

  149. FloridaTed September 9, 2008 12:34 pm


    Re: DreadHeads, that’s a total shock to me also. I would like to hear the reasoning behind that.

  150. Kekoa (Survivor-WB) September 9, 2008 12:39 pm

    BowsForever ~ Yeah! For Colt to have either JR or RGM to throw to would be awesome! Hmmm…we gotta plant that seed in the ‘Skins blog, and let it simmer. Maybe the fans can start the chant for their services.

  151. BowsForever September 9, 2008 12:39 pm

    “System receivers” is probably it. This run-n-shoot stigma is ridiculous since its cousin, the spread offense, is all the rage these days.

    Some people see “the system” and totally ignore the training and discipline (and sheer talent the past year’s squad had). Why _wouldn’t_ you want the most experienced route-runners and catching-in-full-stride-is-as-easy-as-breathing receivers you can get? Just like Colt can make all the throws, the Fab Four can make all the catches.

    Oh well, I’m just ranting at this point. I’ll feel better once someone comes around on J Riv.

  152. radopps September 9, 2008 12:40 pm


    probably there is still too many people out there that don’t want the shorter receiver or the one that doesn’t have the burner speed. plus its not like Leile has done much since leaving UH.

    hopefully Bess can do his magic and maybe the Redskins WR’s can screw up more and they bring in J. Riv!!!

  153. BowsForever September 9, 2008 12:41 pm

    Kekoa — I dunno about that though. There’s a lot of mainland Redskins fans that think the new Hawaii contingent is a fairweather bunch (ironic, eh?) with delusions of greatness about Colt. It’d have to be a really covert grassroots effort. 🙂

  154. KonaGirl September 9, 2008 12:43 pm

    KAZZ – let’s just keep repeating your mantra…mahalo!

  155. Garret September 9, 2008 12:43 pm


    Apparently Jason Rivers had some type of back injury and RGM had a hamstring injury. This prevented them from showing what they can do in camp. The NFL has limited roster spots, so they cannot wait around for rookie free agents to get healthy. Hopefully both will be healthy next year and they can get a shot in NFL camps.

    Remember, when UH had their Pro Day with the NFL scouts watching both Rivers and RGM were hurt. Bess was also hurt, but he was healthy in camp and earned significantly playing time for Miami this year. Hawthorne had much less in stats and fanfare than RGM and Rivers, but Hawthorne was healthy at the Pro Day and is healthy now…so Hawthorne is on an NFL roster.

    I see no bias against UH WRs, just unfortunate health problems. How many college teams can have their #4 WR stick on an NFL roster?

  156. saints September 9, 2008 12:44 pm

    radopps i dind’t rage i just disagreed with them just like they did with me i did go after poor2176 but that was my bad i didn’t know he played highschool football.

  157. Kazz September 9, 2008 12:45 pm

    Wait I take this back… contrary to what I said about ignoring the stupidest stuff posted on the internet I just have to say this:


    I thought about it and I have to say something…

    Now leaving the football element out of this, what the hell is your issue with a local boy coming home to play in THE home stadium against Hawaii’s team and being proud of his efforts?

    I just don’t get it. Is college athletics simply winning or losing to you?

    To me, Mr. Eastman’s smile after the game is a reflection of a boy turning into a man and expressing his pride for himself and his family. He asked his dad “did I do well?”. What is wrong with this? Ryan Eastman obviously knew what the outcome of the game was and that didn’t bother him.

    Young athletes need all the encouragement they can get and it’s OBVIOUS Ryan Eastman came from STRONG family roots and was raised RIGHT to always keep your head up and bust your okole. Through this, you can never be a “loser”.

    Again I have no clue what the hell you expect and why you are even choosing to single out a good young man.

    I haven’t seen much of his high school play and even the one time I saw him perform in person he already looked like a man amongst boys. Sure he will have a long way to go and his career is just starting to take off, but nevertheless he has already displayed the qualities of a winner and a gamer. I have met Ryan a few times and he is a humble man and meeting and knowing his parents I can see where he got it from.

    I don’t know what your agenda is and I don’t care.

    You obviously have no shame in expressing your “opinions” and before you go on a tirade about being picked on in this blog, know that many of us here know these people on a personal level and you will NOT get away with trash talking a young man and a family that have given so much to the community and the people they encounter on a daily basis.

  158. BowsForever September 9, 2008 12:46 pm

    KonaGirl – we can agree to disagree, right? Apologies if I misunderstood post #154.

  159. d1島 September 9, 2008 12:47 pm

    ‘nuf already.
    What DID you like about the game?

  160. radopps September 9, 2008 12:47 pm


    good points. its amazing to think that Hawaii’s #4 is still on an NFL roster.

    Travis Laboy played well…too bad it was against my Niners!!!

    the Lions defense was horrible…that is all you can really say!!!

    and sadly Vince Manuwai is out for the season with an injury!!!

  161. Garret September 9, 2008 12:48 pm


    Unfortunately for UH WRs, I think that Washington drafted 3 WRs in the past draft, all drafted much higher than they drafted Colt. So, they have financial commitments to those WRs and have more than enough young WRs right now. If Washington really likes Campbell, they might end up trading Colt to some other team who needs a young QB…

    I know it is a nice dream to have Colt and RGM/Rivers or any other UH WR on the same team, and I’ve seen it posted a ton of times here. However, Washington already committed to their WRs of the future *before* they drafted Colt.

  162. BowsForever September 9, 2008 12:49 pm

    Garret – Hm, I thought J Riv and RGM had recovered during their respective training camps. Well I’m sure RGM will make his case, it’s our homegrown WR I’m worried about. Anyone know what pro leagues are looking at him right now?

  163. radopps September 9, 2008 12:49 pm

    nothing against you saints…just wanted to clear up a few things!!!

    i really hope Laboy does well for Arizona…except against the Niners!!!

  164. Garret September 9, 2008 12:51 pm


    saints has already exposed his/her agenda by saying that he/she is upset at Bulla and is taking out the anger towards Bulla by attacking an 18-year-old who played in his second college game and had 5 tackles.

  165. KonaGirl September 9, 2008 12:51 pm

    BowsForever – absolutely, that’s what life is about!

  166. Kazz September 9, 2008 12:54 pm


    I don’t get it…. I never indicated that people should leave the “blog forever” if “they don’t get it”.

    Glad you are a Na Koa supporter, glad you never booed the team in any situation.

    Obviously my comment wasn’t directed towards you.

  167. BowsForever September 9, 2008 12:55 pm

    Ah, nothing like posting on the WB blog during lunch break in the middle of college football season.

    Don’t get me wrong, I was concerned about CJ’s chances, especially since he had to play DB for a season, which made him more of a “raw talent” case as far as WR goes. That he made the practice team gives me hope about RGM and J Riv.

    The Redskins are in a tricky spot right now, and I hope they can get at least get close to .500 this season. If they can’t get back to their 2007 performance by this or next season, Zorn probably won’t stay, which wouldn’t help Colt’s cause any.

  168. Garret September 9, 2008 12:56 pm


    I read the Houston Chronicle and their blogs every day for news on the Texans while RGM was with the Texans. And I saw a LOT of mentions about how RGM had to sit out practices due to his hamstring injury. RGM came back early from his injury to try to earn a roster spot–but I don’t think he was fully recovered, I think he was rushing his recovery because sitting out would have doomed his chances.

    I search all the time for news on Jason Rivers. I haven’t seen anything lately, and what I read when he was with Tennessee never convinced me that he was healthy. If Rivers is healthy, this next week is the key for him because this is when CFL teams can expand their rosters. If he isn’t picked up by next week, he probably won’t have a shot at earning playing time in the CFL this season.

  169. saints September 9, 2008 12:57 pm

    kazz i didn’t fell picked on i was just saying what i thought about his game is there somthing wrong with that last time i checked we live in the usa i didn’t say he was a bad player or person i said and if you read my post i said he was aok D2 player and with more work he can be a realy good one and your right he was a boy amongst men but he’ll get better like i said and its my OPINION, and about singling out a young man bulla did that very same thing why is it ok for hime to do it and not me kazz?

  170. Garret September 9, 2008 12:58 pm


    I agree completely about your post #167.

    Got to get back to work now…but I’ll search around for stuff again tonight.

  171. Kazz September 9, 2008 12:58 pm


    September 9th, 2008 at 12:51 pm

    saints has already exposed his/her agenda by saying that he/she is upset at Bulla and is taking out the anger towards Bulla by attacking an 18-year-old who played in his second college game and had 5 tackles.


  172. lilmonkey808 September 9, 2008 12:59 pm

    Why do fans boo? I hate people who boo their own team! To all booers: please leave your boos for bad calls by the refs. No make ladat just support the team!!! Go Warriors

  173. radopps September 9, 2008 12:59 pm

    Rivers and RGM have the ability to rule in the CFL. field is bigger and that means more room to make defenders miss. hopefully both can have a great showing and have a shot to make an NFL team in the next year or so!!!

  174. radopps September 9, 2008 1:00 pm


    i only boo refs!!!

    ask anyone that used to sit by me during Campbell football games!!!

  175. saints September 9, 2008 1:01 pm

    radopps its all good i just want things to be fair like i said when did i say anything bad about eastman go back all of you and rread me first post and stop getting all worked up.

  176. Kazz September 9, 2008 1:01 pm

    Moving on…

    let’s start a poll…

    Are PAC10 officials “salivating” over this weeks OSU vs UH game for the reason that their trigger-happy-unsportsmanlike-flag-throwing abilities will have a chance to shine???

    UH 31
    OSU 17

  177. KonaGirl September 9, 2008 1:01 pm

    My friend from D.C. just told me the word on the street from Redskins fans is that Colt will be starting by mid-season…hope it’s true!!!!

  178. Kekoa (Survivor-WB) September 9, 2008 1:01 pm

    Garret ~ Thanks for the WR info. I’m just dreaming out loud! If given a chance to put players on an NFL team together, it would have been those guys. There must be plenty of NFL QB’s and their receivers who dream of doing the same thing, huh?

  179. radopps September 9, 2008 1:02 pm

    ahhh…Pac-10 officials are just as bad as WAC officials!!!

  180. BowsForever September 9, 2008 1:03 pm

    Speaking of Lelie, I guess the good news is that he’s already up to about one-third of his total yardage from last season. The bad news is that the Raiders don’t look so great. 🙁

  181. Hawaiianbod September 9, 2008 1:04 pm

    saints – Welcome to The Warrior Beat.

    I understand your point of view, but to personally attack Da Beast and other posters is not helping your case. Your “beef” should be towards Bulla and not some innocent 18-year old student-athlete.

    IMHO, Ryan played well. He held his own against bigger and more experienced athletes. How many true freshmen do you know that not only makes the traveling squad, plays a majority of the game and contributes? Whether it be D1, D2 or whatever division, as long as your college tuition is being paid for – who really cares? And, yes, I did play college ball.

    Bulla did not say Ryan was happy, just that he was smiling and asked how did he do. They have a special father-son relationship that anyone would cherish.

    Please forgive me if I offended you, but I just want everything to be “Pono”. Keep posting and share your comments, as The Warrior Bear welcomes everyone.

    BTW, Good Afternoon Tsaikos!

  182. d1島 September 9, 2008 1:06 pm


    Let’s start another poll.

    Are the UH coaches reminding their players about it? 😉

  183. BowsForever September 9, 2008 1:07 pm

    Kazz, if there’s any good news, it’s that they won’t hesitate to slash the tires of a Pac-10 team!

    KonaGirl, let’s hope the O-line and WRs can give Colt a chance to show what he can do. Ryan and Flacco (!) have the time they need if Game 1 is anything to go by…but I’m not so sure about the Redskins.

  184. Kekoa (Survivor-WB) September 9, 2008 1:08 pm

    Saints ~ I didn’t say you said anything bad, I just wanted to point out some things for you to consider. We all have our points to ponder. Sometimes we do it off the blog and at our Tsaiko gatherings. It’s all good. If you are on island join us at the next t-gate, we all check our guns at the door!

  185. madeinhawaii September 9, 2008 1:09 pm


    You got a beef with bulla… email him… contact him directly. So many ways to get a hold of him, but don’t make it public, don’t drag all of us into your personal vendetta. It can and could cast a shadow over your entire family.

  186. mctruck September 9, 2008 1:09 pm

    Hey everybody!!!, I got a beef…but I forget about what, and against whom?????…bwaaaahahaha!!! GoWarriors, beat OSU.

  187. saints September 9, 2008 1:10 pm

    hawaiianbod what did i saw that was bad i just said i didn’t think a kid who is playing a team sport should be happy after a loss right after the game to me a smile means a person is happy . I didn’ attack anybody first they cam after me. and no i don’t feel offende by you thats what you think and your being honest .

  188. mctruck September 9, 2008 1:12 pm


  189. saints September 9, 2008 1:13 pm

    madeinhawaii he did it first so why am i the bad guy and not him lol because hes your friend he said a bad thing ABOUT A 18 YEAR OLD KID TO JUST LIKE HIS so tell me whats the difference

  190. Da Punchbowl Kid September 9, 2008 1:19 pm

    If you have a problem with Bulla saying something about a relative, you should talk about that with Bulla.

    Leave Ryan out of it, he’s a true freshman playing his first college games.

    I thought he was one of many Weber St. kids who played great games. I was very proud of the local and poly kids I saw in the game for Weber. I’m proud of Ryan as well, and I agree with you that he will be a great player in time. I thought the kid he split time with was an awesome specimen in his own right, and Ryan did a great job in rotation.

    I wish you had a chance to get to know Ryan. I have rarely met a genuinely nicer young man. It’s also really nice to see the very strong and loving relationship he has with his Dad.

    Best of luck to the Saints in this year’s ILH race. Between them, Punahou and Kamehameha it should be a real battle.

    Aloha to you, saints.

  191. Referee September 9, 2008 1:19 pm

    After further review:

    There is no personal attack by Bulla on this blog topic on another person.


    If Bulla did say something on another topic about your son then it would be best if you settled this with him outside of this medium.

  192. Hawaiianbod September 9, 2008 1:21 pm

    saints – *extends hand* It’s all “G”. I’ll buy you a drink one day. 🙂

  193. saints September 9, 2008 1:21 pm

    kid i thought he played a good game to in the first half i said thats in my first post in fact the word i used was hes was going to be awsome with more work.

  194. 808flowmaster September 9, 2008 1:23 pm

    This isn’t a complaint at all…but does anybody else miss having a big, fun personality amongst the Warrior coaching staff? You know, like a Glanville or McKnight? Nothing against Coach Mack, Cal, Ron, or Rolo — who get the most of the interview time, but I kind of miss reading/hearing hilarious quotes (intended or not) from the coaches. I wonder if Aranda or Malloe have some good one-liners in waiting if given the chance?

  195. madeinhawaii September 9, 2008 1:23 pm


    I understand, you’re upset. So, ask bulla to email you… deal with it privately. I mean, look what happened. Everyone got on your case. You probably have just cause, I don’t know. But I do know that two wrongs don’t make a right.

    Let’s keep it all friendly on board and deal with personal conflicts privately. Unless we are dealing with corrupt publicly paid figures, visible professionals, or to those types that would try to manipulate public bidding to eliminate qualified competition — grrrrr.

  196. madeinhawaii September 9, 2008 1:27 pm

    okay.. back to lurking.. everybody.. enjoy your day.. week.. come Saturday.. cheer loud so the whole island reverberates and echos off the Corvalis stadium walls.

  197. radopps September 9, 2008 1:34 pm

    if i can get open i’ll stop by at Ige’s…but either way take care everyone…off to look for jobs!!!

  198. FloridaTed September 9, 2008 1:39 pm


    I hang out quite often on the Redskins sites, the rumblings are quite loud. 80% think that Campbell doesn’t have it for the WC offense Zorn wants to run and are calling for Colt. Even the Coach, in so many words, stated that Campbell doesn’t fire the ball fast enough and doesn’t go through his progressions. But they’ll probably stick with him for awhile, hopefully they won’t throw Colt in there too soon, want them to use up Collins first, lol.

  199. madeinhawaii September 9, 2008 1:39 pm

    That PearlRidge, 96701, area has a lot of fair priced PPV places to catch the game… Kaneohe we have… erm..ah… Ohhh… ahhh.. eeeee… Kailua?

    Oh shoots.. I forgot.. I’m lurking.

    Eh Saints… no hard feelings,eh?
    Welcome to the blog…

  200. Wondering September 9, 2008 1:42 pm

    Saints- Who is this relative being dissed? From St Louis? From UH?
    Is he/she coach or football player? What was said? If you cannot back
    up anything, then you have no case.

  201. Stephen Tsai September 9, 2008 1:43 pm

    Whoa. Who broke my blog?

  202. homey ⑤ September 9, 2008 1:44 pm

    808flowmaster – That’s why we miss the Princess’ videos. The players did and said some funny stuff! Does Gerke talk?

    BTW, how’s the man-made waves? Caught any of the real stuff this past few days? Nice south swell to lead us right into the winter swells!

    radopps – If you stop by at Ige’s, just look for the 2 guys that look like the Geico cavemen, James and Hawaiianbod. We’ll be around them. 😆

  203. homey ⑤ September 9, 2008 1:46 pm

    ST – The blog broke last night.

  204. duffer September 9, 2008 1:46 pm

    Whoa. Who broke my blog?

    Homey 🙂

  205. Stephen Tsai September 9, 2008 1:47 pm

    I called the techs.
    First of all, the freakin’ type is like the last line on the eye chart.
    And then everything is centered. As we all know, I’m never balanced.

  206. Maverick September 9, 2008 1:47 pm

    Howdy McTruck!
    …and all.
    Let’s get down the real things.
    Mctruck, East Texas is battening down for Hurricane Ike.
    Hoping all is well on your end.

  207. Hawaiianbod September 9, 2008 1:48 pm

    ST/Wena – Happy Belated Birthday. ST – hope you had sugar-free cake/ice cream?

    Stretch – thanks for the ticket! Sorry to hear about your and A-Joe’s adventures at the stadium. Wish i could’ve made it to the OSU game.

    Bulla – Da Beast played his heart out and represented well. I’m proud to be his Uncle. Props also to Higgins.

    Pomai – Warriors 27 Buck-tooth Beavers 17.

    James – count me in for Saturday.

    UhFan – sorry, i didn’t get a chance to taste your dish. Next time – for sure.

    jojo – could’ve used you at the t-gate. Hardly anyone tried my brown rice. Good luck to joje!

    Mrs A-House, Aunty Liz, BHF2, Duffer – i’m bummed i didn’t get to introduce myself at the t-gate.

  208. Maverick September 9, 2008 1:48 pm

    When will the Techies learn to leave things along and just get a reliable server?

  209. homey ⑤ September 9, 2008 1:49 pm

    Thanks for the update ST. Well if Heun sits out the OSU game then at least that gives him more time to get ready for the SJS game. Can’t wait to see him in game action.

  210. Bulla September 9, 2008 1:49 pm


    do i know you? i don’t know what comments you’re referring to, but my email is 808bulla at gmail.com for the most part i try to be positive and supportive for all student athletes, because i know how difficult it is to be a student athlete.

    i apologize for offending you if i have, but contact me so we can discuss this.

    being that you post as ‘saints’, if you are a Crusader, then you should know how to reach me, but email me anytime.

    if you are a Crusader, you can ask many of the parents how to reach me including Stutzmann, Sua, Andres, Sai, White, Higgins, Kim, Coach Kalima, Coach Lacaden, Coach Hao, Coach Kauka, Coach Shimabukuro, or any of the trainers.

    i look forward to hearing from you. and once again, I am sorry if i offended you but I can’t recall meeting anyone called ‘saints’.

  211. 808flowmaster September 9, 2008 1:49 pm

    homey — I’ve heard very little from the assistants other than Cal and Rolo…and they’re usually straight-laced. I guess I can’t blame them for being so serious, it is the beginning of their first year at UH (some of them at least).

    The man-made wave is a lot different than out on the real ones, but a lot of fun too. Best part is you don’t need to paddle out or worry about someone dropping in on you. Wish I had time to go hit the real ones this week. I saw on the news barber’s was over head high!

  212. Da Punchbowl Kid September 9, 2008 1:49 pm

    Maverick and McTruck in da hale along with MIH. Feels like da good old days… 🙂

  213. A-House September 9, 2008 1:50 pm


    eh, Brah, call me if you need help holding up your bannah(s)!!!!

  214. madeinhawaii September 9, 2008 1:51 pm

    ST try holding down the Shift Key and pressing F5. See if that helps.

  215. Maverick September 9, 2008 1:54 pm

    DPK could fire up the pipe organ and get some background music with flashback style enviance.
    Ted In Da Hale too.
    Truly magical how the football season can bring all together during the same moment

  216. Bulla September 9, 2008 1:55 pm

    on another note,

    Weber State is still a Division 1 school in the FCS division, formerly known as Div 1AA. with the lack of adequate funding, they are unable to provide the minimum required programs in their athletic department to garner the Div 1A status, so they are a Div 1AA.

    they are not a Division 2 school, for clarity’s sake.

  217. Da Punchbowl Kid September 9, 2008 1:55 pm

    I had some of that brown rice! Thanks for bringin’ it.

    I also had some of that legendary coffee cake. There are no words to describe… 🙂

  218. madeinhawaii September 9, 2008 1:55 pm

    OOps I meant.. hold down the Ctrl key and press F5.


  219. homey ⑤ September 9, 2008 1:55 pm

    808flowmaster – Yep, went to White Plains with the daughter and she got pounded by the inside sets. She never made it out so she stayed inside and caught the double ups. The waves were breaking out by the third and fourth reefs! I didn’t know they had a third and fourth reef! 😆

  220. duffer September 9, 2008 1:57 pm

    If anyone’s interested on why al’s not posting, he’s been on Maui since yesterday…..

  221. madeinhawaii September 9, 2008 2:01 pm


    Poidog posted this find in the other sports forum/blog.

  222. chawan_cut September 9, 2008 2:03 pm

    i’m going to pick up your ukulele t-shirt tonight.

  223. Hawaiianbod September 9, 2008 2:05 pm

    DPK – i wanted to introduce myself, but was too shy. I was sitting right next to you in Kekoa’s tent.

    glad you tried my dish. I wish i tried your chiken wings (one of my favorites – mmmm).

  224. homey ⑤ September 9, 2008 2:06 pm

    Hopefully the Warrior DB’s are up for the challenge because I can see OSU airing it out against them.

  225. d1島 September 9, 2008 2:06 pm


    Poidog posted this find in the other sports forum/blog

    Another reason why being a Tsaiko “pays” off!

  226. Hawaiianbod September 9, 2008 2:07 pm

    Duffer – did i miss your long johns at the t-gate? I was looking forward to sampling it.

  227. homey ⑤ September 9, 2008 2:08 pm

    chawan – Thanks! Just let me know the cost and I’ll somehow get you the $$$’s.

  228. homey ⑤ September 9, 2008 2:08 pm

    duffer – I’m not interested. 😆

  229. d1島 September 9, 2008 2:09 pm

    re: Heun

    Hope he does make it into a game soon.
    Being that his is a back injury, if things take longer to heal than is currently expected, does he have a redshirt year?

  230. duffer September 9, 2008 2:10 pm


    No, those have a filling which could have spoiled. I didn’t have a cooler to bring it over and didn’t want to take a chance. Next time, I’ll be better prepared.

  231. homey ⑤ September 9, 2008 2:10 pm

    H-bod – no use ask DPK what things taste like because he no can taste or smell.

  232. d1島 September 9, 2008 2:11 pm

    Duffer – did i miss your long johns at the t-gate? I was looking forward to sampling it.

    WTF happened after I left???

  233. Hawaiianbod September 9, 2008 2:11 pm

    Howzit Homey – you coming late on Saturday? If you need a ride home, i can take you.

  234. Jack Flash September 9, 2008 2:13 pm

    Bulla- your boy (and all the other boys) played good. Saints is only worried about the end score and not the lessons learned in between kickoff and pau game.
    Saints- please point out exactly what you think Bulla said that offended you on this blog. I don’t remember seeing anything. If you cannot, then you have no credibility.
    Me and my crew will be loaded up for the next Tsaikogate!

  235. homey ⑤ September 9, 2008 2:13 pm

    d1 – I thought I read somewhere that Heun has a redshirt year. But then again I could’ve mistaken his name for someone else. Getting senileitis.

  236. saints September 9, 2008 2:14 pm

    bulla like i said i think your son is going to be awsome he just young i just didn’t like that he was happy after the loss and thats my own opinion then they said i was saying bad things about him im not going to say what you said because if thats how you fell then thats your opinion but i don’t think i said anything bad about your son i kept it to football your comment was about off field issue which i think was in poor taste on your part.This is a small island and when you say things people belive what they want remeber theres two sides to every story and i doubt you was there when it happned.Ref it was n’t on this topic i read it after looking back at the others blog topic. Bulla i belive your a great dad but you were wrong saying that about another 18 year old kid.

  237. d1島 September 9, 2008 2:15 pm

    Was that because you were working your brain too much earlier in life?

  238. homey ⑤ September 9, 2008 2:15 pm

    H-bod – Thanks for the offer, I have a ride. Anyway, Wreck would advise you not take me home… 😆

  239. d1島 September 9, 2008 2:18 pm

    Bulla asked you to take it off the blog.

  240. Hawaiianbod September 9, 2008 2:18 pm

    Duffer – no worries.

    btw, when is Whitey coming back with boat-load of salmon?

  241. homey ⑤ September 9, 2008 2:19 pm

    d1 – remember they had me reading Herman Melville in the 1st grade! I blame it all on the teachers! Thanks goodness the alcohol and drugs slowed my brain down.

  242. d1島 September 9, 2008 2:19 pm

    Maybe H-bod get vinyl upholstery and floor covering.


  243. saints September 9, 2008 2:19 pm

    jack flash lets just say it was somthing about chinese food beef and clubbing even if it was true i doubt he was there and i doubt he knew the whole story. like i said there always two sidea to a story

  244. (Jesse) James September 9, 2008 2:20 pm

    Hawaiianbod – got you down. And those weren’t chicken wings DPK brought..they were pidgeon wings from the slopes of Punchbowl…MWAHAHAHHAAHHA

    MadeinHawaii – Come by Ige’s a bunch of us will be there cheering on the Warriors in Corvalis.

    d1 – Do you work on Saturday???

  245. homey ⑤ September 9, 2008 2:20 pm

    Jack Flash – Did one of your crew bring those sausages? “I said a beef hotlinks!”

  246. (Jesse) James September 9, 2008 2:21 pm

    On that note….Just a reminder.

    The TV Gate for the next away game, which will be broadcast at 10:00 a.m., has been scheduled. So, for all you local fans who are not able to join Stretch and his merry band on the road to Corvalis, here are the details:

    UH vs. OSU
    Saturday, September 13, 2008
    10:00 a.m.

    Ige’s Restaurant and 19th Puka
    98-761 Oihana Pl
    Aiea, HI 96701
    (808) 486-3500

    They will open at 9:30 a.m. I will get there a little earlier because they do not take reservations no matter how big your party is. I would appreciate it if a couple people could get there early as well so we can save a big enough area for all who are attending.

    According to Ige’s, they will serve some breakfast stuff, but will have mostly lunch and pupus. It is also being sponsored by Bud Light so I am assuming Bud Light girls will be there and they may have some specials (KK, that’s right up your alley). There will also be a contest for the Ultimate Warrior Fan. Per Ige’s, “Three lucky winners will receive tickets for the 2009 UH vs. UNLV game. The theme is the Ultimate Warrior Fan so come dressed to impress and unleash your inner Ultimate Warrior.” Not sure what that’s all about but I’ll put it out there.

    Anyway, if you plan on coming to the event, please RSVP me at jgo8464822@aol.com so that we can save enough seats. People are always welcomed to just stop by but it would be good if we had a rough estimate of the number attending so that enough room can be made.

    Also, you can check Steve M’s website for details.


    Okay, Esme

  247. d1島 September 9, 2008 2:22 pm


    Coach Kalima, Coach Lacaden, Coach Hao, Coach Kauka, Coach Shimabukuro, or any of the trainers

    Wow! Never saw THAT one before. Gotta get used to that. haha

  248. Hawaiianbod September 9, 2008 2:23 pm

    d1 – no, but the trunk is big enough for homey. :smle:

    btw, when is #2 son’s first game and are you and the mrs going? Please keep us Uncles and Aunties updated.

  249. Ronnie September 9, 2008 2:24 pm


  250. Ronnie September 9, 2008 2:25 pm

    Garret – does the TV have to be on for the Slingbox to transmit?

  251. homey ⑤ September 9, 2008 2:25 pm

    Typical Ronnie!!!! 😆

  252. Hawaiianbod September 9, 2008 2:26 pm

    Mahalo James!

  253. d1島 September 9, 2008 2:28 pm


    Not usually.
    I ordered the road PPV package at home but #1 son might end up going to OR to watch the game so me and Mrs.d1島 might end up at Ige’s.
    Another “game time decision”. 🙂
    j/k I’ll let you know soon.

  254. ryan September 9, 2008 2:28 pm

    How come Elliot Purcel isn’t the number 2 DE anymore?

  255. Ronnie September 9, 2008 2:28 pm

    I’m so happy it’s football season!!

    In a slight change of topic.. I now know which team I am going to cheer for as the BCS Buster this year. East Carolina!

  256. Hawaiianbod September 9, 2008 2:30 pm

    Hi Ronnie!

    I love your pre-game meal (i.e. sushi and champagne). Where do you get the sushi from? How’s the quality?

  257. (Jesse) James September 9, 2008 2:33 pm

    homey – I prefer the “Brat, BeefKielbasa, Hot Smoked Sausage, CheddarWurrrrrrrrrrrrrst …”

  258. d1島 September 9, 2008 2:34 pm

    Thanks for asking.
    First game is on the road to Abilene, TX this week but with a roster of 142, it’s not likely that any Freshmen will be going. They are traveling with under 60.
    I plan on going to the Boise game and then back to Portland when they are playing on that Saturday. He was told that they will usually take everyone for that game.

  259. curveball September 9, 2008 2:35 pm

    Interesting blog this afternoon…lots of mysteries..still a big one.. where is GIGI

  260. chawan_cut September 9, 2008 2:37 pm


    i’ll answer for garret. no, your tv doesn’t have to be on. just be forewarned that you are controlling the cablebox. and if someone is home watching that box, both of you will see what the other is doing.

  261. homey ⑤ September 9, 2008 2:38 pm

    Now I’m confused. I thought the Okie defense was a 5-2? or is it a 3-4 with the safety or OLB as the blitzers? Mind paralysis is setting in…

  262. WreckinEyez September 9, 2008 2:40 pm

    H-Bod… It is fine if you take Homey home… Don’t listen to the guy.

    Just make sure you roll up the windows and lock them. Blast the AC and watch the road… 🙂

  263. homey ⑤ September 9, 2008 2:41 pm

    (J)J – “When I say Hillshire you say farms!”

  264. homey ⑤ September 9, 2008 2:42 pm

    Wreck – 😆 Still busy this Saturday?

  265. (Jesse) James September 9, 2008 2:46 pm

    homey – “Hillshire…Farms…..GO MEAT!!!”

  266. duffer September 9, 2008 2:47 pm

    btw, when is Whitey coming back with boat-load of salmon?

    Well seeing that he didn’t catch any on his last trip, I’m not too optimistic on this trip either. Should be sometime this week. He doesn’t answer his cell.

  267. (Jesse) James September 9, 2008 2:47 pm

    OMG…Wreck is in da hale…long time no see….

    curveball – many interesting lost/missing persons from the blog…al, gigi, Koa-mahu, the False Clan,

  268. homey ⑤ September 9, 2008 2:48 pm

    H-bod – be forewarned, keep your eyes on the road and don’t pay attention if I so happen to make unworldly sounds and go into my Linda Blair impersonations. 😈

  269. Ronnie September 9, 2008 2:48 pm

    Hi Hawaiianbod!

    I get the sushi at a little place right down the street from my house. It isn’t bad. They have a sushi combo with 8 pieces of sushi, a cali roll and a spicy tuna roll. Three meals for the price of one!

  270. jm2375 September 9, 2008 2:49 pm

    anybody home?

  271. Hawaiianbod September 9, 2008 2:49 pm

    Howzit Wreck! Still busy? How’s Saturday?

  272. homey ⑤ September 9, 2008 2:52 pm

    jm2375/Ronnie – Got any info on the okie defense? Seems like the guys don’t know.

  273. Hawaiianbod September 9, 2008 2:52 pm

    Homey – no worries. I get the Bible on my dash board.

  274. Ronnie September 9, 2008 2:53 pm

    Thanks chawan_cut.

    I was thinking of getting a slingbox for my parents, but I’m not sure…

  275. homey ⑤ September 9, 2008 2:54 pm

    H-bod – I’m thinking that Kazz, jojo, and Esme have the Virgin Mary on their dashboard.

  276. madeinhawaii September 9, 2008 2:54 pm


    Thanks, but unfortunately, the wifey works at 3:30 pm in Kaneohe on Saturday. When she works, I’m always on standby just in case a sizeable request comes in and she needs me to come up with a quote for koa frame, liner, filet, stretching and printing.

    Just a thought….

    McMackin returns to his home state of Oregon, where he was raised (Springfield), earned his college degree (Southern Oregon) and started his coaching career (Aloha High School).

    Wouldn’t it be funny if this game this weekend nets us some prized recruits out of Oregon? Take that Cavanaugh!

  277. Ronnie September 9, 2008 2:55 pm

    If my parents have a slingbox, they won’t have to miss any games when there are out here in October.

  278. WreckinEyez September 9, 2008 2:56 pm

    I’ll see about Saturday… I might show up… I need to take a break, might swing some stuff around

  279. curveball September 9, 2008 2:56 pm

    (Jesse) James:
    I am in for Saturday, just as long as I don’t have to go MIA afterwords

  280. Ronnie September 9, 2008 2:57 pm

    Ok, time to make dinner..

    homey, I’ll post my explanation of the Okie Defense when I get back 😉

  281. homey ⑤ September 9, 2008 2:57 pm

    mih – game will be over way before 3:30p.m.

  282. d1島 September 9, 2008 2:57 pm


    They have a sushi combo with 8 pieces of sushi, a cali roll and a spicy tuna roll. Three meals for the price of one!

    3 meals?!? That’s not very Tsaiko-like.

  283. Garret September 9, 2008 2:58 pm


    The Okie defense is a 3-3-5 defense (5 DBs). Mack used it a lot last season.

  284. Hawaiianbod September 9, 2008 2:59 pm

    Ronnie – sounds yummmmmmy!

    coming to any home game? you would love the t-gate. so much fuud and the other four F’s.

    i’m trying for the Fresno game. gotta check out my old stomping grounds. would be good to party w/yo Rob25, Pauoa Boy, Rich, Brew, et al. YEEHAA!!!

  285. madeinhawaii September 9, 2008 2:59 pm


    Linda Blair impersonations..?

    Weren’t you the special effects double?
    I swear… and this is NO joke.. but when I went to see the movie.. after it was over.. I could have sworn I hear everybody say something like.. “Whoa… when she got posessed and her head spun around, she was one ugly ‘homey’…

  286. kama krab September 9, 2008 3:01 pm

    Howzit everybody,

    What was going on earlier. Had small kine beef or what. How this braddah saints can come on here and think he can dis one of our own. Anywas I not even going get into it cause look like everything is pono.

    Eh was that Wreck I see. Everybody been asking where you stay. I tell them I don’t know cause never hang for long time to. But here you stay.

    k-den gotta get back to work.

  287. Garret September 9, 2008 3:03 pm


    The Slingbox doesn’t need the TV to be on. The Slingbox remote control will show what is watched on TV just like having the remote control in your hand at home. So, the TV at home will watch whatever the Slingbox is showing. Thankfully, it doesn’t affect what is being recorded, so when someone is watching something recorded on the DVR, the DVR can still record two other shows.

  288. Da Punchbowl Kid September 9, 2008 3:04 pm

    WRECK!!! 🙂

    I almost nevah WreckinEyez you, it’s been so long. 😉 Good to see you back, braddah.

  289. madeinhawaii September 9, 2008 3:05 pm

    Oh wait.. maybe you talking about the stuff that came out of he mouth..

    H-Bod.. better bring a barf-bag and extra paper towels…

    kama krab..

    ahh.. saints is all right. Just a short heated moment. Which of us wouldn’t be like that if we though someone insulted our kid, eh? It’s all pono now. We’re all looking forward to meeting this new member of the blog and welcoming him in. (BTW.. maybe we could start a first annual new blog members initiation ritual of sorts.. hmm… ahhh.. … heh .. heh ….mwwwaaahhhahahahahah!)

  290. (Jesse) James September 9, 2008 3:06 pm

    curveball…what’s MIA??? Mwahahahahahaha That will only happen if you hang around Koakane…but if Koa-Mahu comes by, KK might be MIA….

    Eh, Koa-Mahu…where you stay???

  291. jm2375 September 9, 2008 3:07 pm

    Sorry about #270. I kept hitting refresh and nothing happened. It’s the techies at work again!

    ST – you got an answer to my question about the vb tix yet?

    MIH – got several places in Kailua to watch PPV – BCD, Shack, Boardriders (I think WassupDoc goes there) and there are a couple of other sports bars, but don’t know if they get.

    BTW, I posted this da odda day – the OSU QB has Hawaii ties too. He’s the son of Liava’a Moevao (UHS ’77, Pac-Five QB, if I remember correctly).

  292. Hawaiianbod September 9, 2008 3:10 pm

    mih – come on down. The game should be over by 1:30 pm. IF CAN, CAN. IF NO CAN, STILL CAN.

  293. kama krab September 9, 2008 3:10 pm

    MIH sounds good.

  294. homey ⑤ September 9, 2008 3:17 pm

    Garret – I thought the okie defense originally had 4 DB’s? I suppose there are variations to the theme.

  295. LizKauai [Believer] September 9, 2008 3:20 pm

    glance ???? WTH???

    sheesh… wish this was the lifeboat and I had da powah…


    back to work…

  296. Pride. September 9, 2008 3:26 pm

    jm2375, thanks for the info on Lia’s son. Will be great to see him and Mana Lolotai on the same field on Saturday. Their dads were a great combination for Pac-5 in the late 70’s. One was the QB the other the WR. They were actually interchangeable and swapped positions in the middle of the season. Both were very good ball players.

  297. Garret September 9, 2008 3:30 pm


    The Okie defense that Mack brought to UH uses 5 DBs. I don’t know if they used 4 DBs with it at other places, but I just focused on what UH’s D used.

  298. Garret September 9, 2008 3:31 pm


    If you parents get a Slingbox, you can watch all of the K5 games!

  299. Garret September 9, 2008 3:35 pm

    Is Dan Kelly hurt? That might explain the misses on Saturday and having to be held out of practice. That would be a big loss for the team!

  300. Ronnie September 9, 2008 3:35 pm

    Hawaiianbod – I hope you can make it to the Fresno game. Do you need a ticket?

  301. bighilofan2 September 9, 2008 3:38 pm

    Howzit Tsaikos. whew, too much heat today!

    😀 you get da cookie!

    i retaut how I was gonna approach da subject, got reminded about rules, so.. I wrote the following:

    Karin Holma
    Bays Deaver Lung Rose Holma
    1099 Alakea St., 16th Fl
    Honolulu, Hi. 96813

    Re: Dennis Sadowski

    Dear Ms Holma,

    I am a UH Warrior Football fan. I support our team. The State should address our equipment and facility shortcomings asap. One shortcoming receiving national attention is the Cooke Field. I am very disappointed that Mr. Sadowski has chosen this fix to vent his frustration with the system. Jim Donovan’s recent comments were carried on the Q&A series of Sports Hawaii.com. Very disappointing.

    I intend on addressing Mr. Sadowski’s license issue(s) in the legislature this coming session. Many high school field projects likely to receive “upgrades” in ’11. My opinion is that Mr. Sadowski’s special license category is his attempt to boondoogle the public trough for his own gain by eliminating competition, period.

    You can h elp minimize the impact of delay caused by Mr. Sadowski’s protest. Make his record in writing so that the DCCA and courts can rule. Maybe we can still fix the field before the Cincy game, 12/6.


    Gerard Lee Loy

    cc: Wm McCorriston, Shannon Wood, Tom Mui, Stephen Tsai, Ferd Lewis, Lt. Gov. Duke Aiona, Gov. Linda Lingle, Mark Bennett.

    I am not sure how lawyers look at things. You get 20 lawyers from both sides of the spectrum and you get a at least two sets of opinions that range on both sides of the bell curve, in other words, all over the spectrum. on the other hand, I know generally how juries look at things. give me a jury anyday anyway. Hawaii is going to win this issue because this is a jury issue. In the public opinion we can make Mr. Sadowski’s decision to take us on THE issue.

    Because in the end, its all about

    Go Warriors

  302. homey ⑤ September 9, 2008 3:40 pm

    Garret – ok, gotcha, I was focusing on the original 5-2 okie defense.

  303. jojo ® September 9, 2008 3:47 pm


  304. BowsForever September 9, 2008 3:47 pm

    Article on Dan Kelly:


    Sounds like it’s just some mental/mechanics things he needs to sort out.

  305. bighilofan2 September 9, 2008 3:51 pm


    read this post carefully.

    meanwhile, can someone shoot a copy of what I said to Rodney Tam @ Contractor’s Board. Wake dat bradda up!

    If Tom Mui cannot find a copy of the Rules for the Special License published where it supposed to be, an da State neva dot all its eyes and cross all da teets, an we talkin plenny agencies, den like da astroturf said, hut hut turf toe, we got a prolem!

    but still yet, for Sadowski to come out now and make big trouble wit our Ching Cooke Field Fix, tellin us “see I tole you” i say phfftttt! Go Fix Colorado!
    You got a contract with da problem ongoing. just be da low bidda. no sqwak and block our advance.
    you in da way, dats all dare is too it!!!

  306. homey ⑤ September 9, 2008 3:51 pm

    Looks like the blog numbers are off.

  307. curveball September 9, 2008 3:54 pm


    I was wondering the same thing today…I hope he has just been pushing to hard,maybe actually kicking to much.Giving him days off makes me think this is what is going on…

  308. bighilofan2 September 9, 2008 3:59 pm

    A House,

    going need your help fo hole da bannah on 27th.

    i stay tryin fo visual wat da banna suppose to say.
    but i no its not gonna be a ALOHA HAWAII type bannah. i need ideas fo wac SADOWSKI.

  309. (Jesse) James September 9, 2008 3:59 pm

    I asked that question about Kelley yesterday. His kicks on Saturday seemed weird. When I watched the replay on Sunday I couldn’t tell if the snaps were off a bit which may have explained the misses and the reason the ball seemed to wobble through the uprights rather than end-over-end….but then I thought, maybe DK had tweaked a muscle or something…..

  310. Stephen Tsai September 9, 2008 4:18 pm

    Hey, the blog is fixed.

  311. Stephen Tsai September 9, 2008 4:21 pm

    I spoke with Gigi a few days ago. She said she hasn’t been on since Aug. 22. Then again, none of us was on for eight days because of the blog strike.
    I told her to come back. But I decided not to apologize because, 1) I did that the first time. 2) I don’t think I did anything wrong this time.
    But if our numbers dip below 300 comments again, I’ll personally piggy-back her to the blog.

  312. curveball September 9, 2008 4:23 pm

    But, are the bloggers fixed….hahahahh

  313. Jack Flash September 9, 2008 4:24 pm

    Saints- you are welcome to an opinion like all of us. Bulla sometimes jokes around on this blog with people. Maybe you took something out of context? I dunno, but come say hi to us guys if you show up to the Tsaiko tailgate. I’ll be the guy swilling beer and poke with a big smile on my face!
    BTW- Kamehameha going take down the Saints this year. Damien and Punahou going down too! There, I said it. AURYTE! lol

  314. jm2375 September 9, 2008 4:25 pm

    ST – please call me re vball tix.

  315. (Jesse) James September 9, 2008 4:26 pm

    Jack Flash….OH no you didn’t….Damien will play tight against Kamehameha…KK, Gorg, djmitcho, and wafan will back me up on that one….or maybe not…MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  316. (Jesse) James September 9, 2008 4:27 pm

    curveball…I think some of the bloggers are fixed…MWAHAHAHAHAHA

    Okay gang, gotta head off to a meeting. Hopefully talk later tonight.

    Esme and out….whooosh.

  317. Kazz September 9, 2008 4:33 pm

    homey ⑤:

    September 9th, 2008 at 3:51 pm
    Looks like the blog numbers are off.

    Oh I just thought Jojo was off.

  318. Stretch September 9, 2008 4:35 pm

    Whoa – when I actually work all day, the blog gets interesting. Good thing I wasn’t around all day.

    September 9th, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    I hope not since I am still on Oahu. I better be somewhere in Oregon on Saturday.

  319. Kazz September 9, 2008 4:35 pm

    Speaking of da kicking…

    I know we’ve got Brett Symonds at place kicker, but anyone on the coaches minds for the punter for 2009 and beyond???

    Grasso is a senior.

  320. Kazz September 9, 2008 4:36 pm


    You got my text?

  321. d1島: September 9, 2008 4:36 pm

    Jack Flash,
    It will be a very interesting year in the ILH starting this Sat. nite.
    Kam(ehameha) showed a very potent offense against Kahuku. Good Luck to all.

  322. d1島: September 9, 2008 4:37 pm

    Did Ginlack get hurt on Saturday?

  323. Stretch September 9, 2008 4:40 pm

    kazz – yeah i got it. sorry I never reply.

    I was standing in the fricken sun all day and I wasn’t even at practice!! At least at the practice field, there are trees to stand under.

  324. Kekoa (Survivor-WB) September 9, 2008 4:40 pm

    BHF2 ~ Here’s my submission for your new Bananah:

    1st draw one pitcha of Aunty Liz holding one giant slippah, and da caption reads:

    “Ka POW Ski – Sadowski!”

    Hah?…whatchu tink?

  325. Da Punchbowl Kid September 9, 2008 4:42 pm

    (Jesse) Da Warriors don’t need any back up. Just two words. Pride Period. He can out play, out coach, out eat, and out sing any of y’all!

  326. curveball September 9, 2008 4:44 pm

    The way the blog has gone today we might not want to bring up the practice field trees again..we might piss somebody off 🙂

  327. Da Punchbowl Kid September 9, 2008 4:44 pm

    “What-now-ski??!!” 😆

  328. kama krab September 9, 2008 4:55 pm

    Eh what the heck happen to the blog. Can not even read what I typing. Everything so small.

  329. djmitcho September 9, 2008 4:57 pm

    Of course I back you up on that. I bleed mauve and gold! Haha!

  330. Kazz September 9, 2008 4:59 pm


    September 9th, 2008 at 4:44 pm
    The way the blog has gone today we might not want to bring up the practice field trees again..we might piss somebody off

    I need to read slower.

    I thought someone went pee pee underneath the trees at the practice field.

  331. Kekoa (Survivor-WB) September 9, 2008 5:03 pm

    Jack Flash ~

    Made the prediction at #313. His KS classmates say it is so, and they are:

    DPK, Ronnie, Rob25, PridePeriod, Kekoa, Bulla.

    Any questions?

  332. protector September 9, 2008 5:05 pm

    I reiterate what Kazz was asking; do we have a Punter coming in?? I truly
    hope whomever it is is a lot better than Tim Grasso who’s been an utter disappointment. I said he “sucked” last year, but the staff has said he dealt with injuries last year & that he’s in good shape & not injured. Can he only “boom” a punt when he’s at mid-field (and so it nets about a 30 yard punt)??
    And then if he’s in his own end-zone or punting at the 5 or 10 yard line, he likes to slice it it off his foot, thus giving the opponents field position on the UH side of the field?? I hope people now appreciate & give someone like Matt McBriar his due, even if he wasn’t always consistent. He’s now playing in the Pros. Nothing I’ve seen so far indicates Grasso will even have a try-out. I’d love for him to make me eat my words–please make it the OSU game! I’m not going to hold my breath, though.

  333. Kekoa (Survivor-WB) September 9, 2008 5:05 pm

    Kazz…stop…you’re killing me!…Bwhahahaha!

  334. bighilofan2 September 9, 2008 5:10 pm

    What-now-ski Sadowski
    Ka-POW-ski Sadowski

    gettin warm you guyz, gettin warm! 😀

    maybe we go make contest, add to my list

    SanJoseSki Sadowski
    Sadowski Go SanJose
    No Turf Sadowski
    Ka-Pow-Ski Sadowski
    What-now-ski Sadowski
    Dennis Da Menace Sadowski

    we go vote. say I make da bannah Frida PM?

  335. Kazz September 9, 2008 5:12 pm

    Punters are like Police Academy movies as the in-flight film.

    No one looks forward to seeing them come on.

  336. Kazz September 9, 2008 5:14 pm


    September 9th, 2008 at 5:10 pm
    What-now-ski Sadowski
    Ka-POW-ski Sadowski

    gettin warm you guyz, gettin warm!

    maybe we go make contest, add to my list

    SanJoseSki Sadowski
    Sadowski Go SanJose
    No Turf Sadowski
    Ka-Pow-Ski Sadowski
    What-now-ski Sadowski
    Dennis Da Menace Sadowski

    we go vote. say I make da bannah Frida PM?

    I get one, but it’s not for public-viewing.

  337. bighilofan2 September 9, 2008 5:17 pm

    Sadowski Oregon State!

    Sadowski San Jose!

    Sadowski Boise State!

    Sadowski Fresno State

    Sadowski Louisiana Tech

    Sadowski Nevada.

    WAC Champs, babee, Dare, we no need Ching Cooke Field fix. We get Sadowski. 👿

  338. bighilofan2 September 9, 2008 5:21 pm

    Time management.

    Sa low ski Sadowski 😀

  339. protector September 9, 2008 5:32 pm

    Glad to hear UH has another good-sounding recruit from Brisbane Australia.
    Being 17, I wonder if Jesse Williams at 310 pounds is a lean 300 – pounder or
    if he has to lose some “baby fat”?? He’s benching 440 pounds, but you can’t tell by that what his body fat percentage is.

  340. madeinhawaii September 9, 2008 5:33 pm


    I thought you were going to say something like…

    Punters.. .

    They are like social security in the game of life.
    If you gotta depend on them to get ahead, you simply planned your game wrong.

  341. Pomai September 9, 2008 5:34 pm

    Stephen Tsai:
    September 9th, 2008 at 4:21 pm
    I’ll personally piggy-back her to the blog.

    Ai’yah what a visual!!!!!!!!!!

  342. curveball September 9, 2008 5:37 pm

    if you got to depend on them you simply screwed up 3rd and 5

  343. madeinhawaii September 9, 2008 5:41 pm

    if you got to depend on them you simply screwed up 3rd and 5

    JJ would have probably said…

    “you simply screwed up… 1 and 10.” 😉

  344. curveball September 9, 2008 5:43 pm



  345. bighilofan2 September 9, 2008 5:49 pm

    shoutout to

    MANA SILVA, his wife, his child and his entire ohana.

    da voice from Panaewa said THANKS fo da gloves.

    😀 be well, have a great life, good wishes to you!

  346. madeinhawaii September 9, 2008 5:53 pm

    reminder… Call the Coach.. starts in 17 mins.. on 1420…

  347. bighilofan2 September 9, 2008 5:55 pm

    SHOUTOUT to all da Coaches.

    Like the players, they’re all trying real hard. For themselves, for the players, for Warrior Nation!

    Get down on da Beaver, you guyz. 😀

    Go Hard! 😀
    Go Warriors!

  348. curveball September 9, 2008 6:03 pm

    Is it just my computer or is this blog all goofed up tonight..

  349. madeinhawaii September 9, 2008 6:05 pm

    curveball… try hold down the ‘Ctrl’ key and press ‘F5’ … you may have some old files that are gumming up your display.

  350. d1島: September 9, 2008 6:09 pm

    Call the Coach up next.
    (click on da name)

  351. Stephen Tsai September 9, 2008 6:19 pm

    Hey, I got a call from Derek at UH.
    He says: What happened to Gigi?

  352. curveball September 9, 2008 6:27 pm

    that worked….thanks

  353. 2left September 9, 2008 6:34 pm

    I’m late to the game, but my guess is that Ferd is enjoying a crisp, tasty guinea pig.

  354. Pauoa Boy September 9, 2008 6:37 pm

    Psst…howzit errybolleh

    Sup Hawaiianbod, I know you stay making plans for go Fresno Puppies game right?

    Aunty Ronnie what day you guys planning on driving up to Fresno?

  355. Pauoa Boy September 9, 2008 6:44 pm

    Dan “Iceman” Kelly,
    Just gotta relax stick with the basics buleh you geff um!

    Jayson Rego,
    Now people know why you was once the State’s Offensive Player of the Year. Bringing back some memories of bulldozah style running backs dat us guys love! Keep working hard, look forward to seeing more bruising runs from you.

    Jake Heun,
    Make sure you healthy first killah, everybody anticipating for see you pound da ball and unload some mean stiff arms…stay tuned.

    Vaughn Meatoga,
    Now is the time for you to let out your innah beast and play angry as you say…go ahead get nawts and jus buckaloose.

  356. Pauoa Boy September 9, 2008 6:49 pm

    Jesse Williams

    Sheesh 6’5 310lbs DLineman…holy chit! Nice size for the DLine…hope this guy can develop into a monstah. Plus he only 17yrs old which means he still growing and developing and can already bench 440lbs. WOW! Welcome to the Warrior Ohana!

  357. MeiLing September 9, 2008 6:54 pm

    Oh, Ferd is eating caye… Bizarro Foods…

    I’d rather eat a one-footed mollusk … opihi!

  358. Pauoa Boy September 9, 2008 6:55 pm

    Ashley Lelie – Hope you can be the go to receiver in Oakland. Need to help Jamarcus Russell as much as possible and bring back some life to the Raidahz…

    Travis Laboy – Could possibly make the Pro-Bowl soon, stay tuned…

    Colt Brennan – Jason Campbell keep playing laddat and we’ll see you starting very soon…can’t wait!

    Davone Bess – I envision you becoming the man in Miami and moving up the depth chart…#2 WR alongside Ginn Jr. Glad you’re getting to return more punts, remember just go full blast no hesitate, hit the hole and go, go, go!

  359. BowsForever September 9, 2008 7:03 pm

    Whoever’s been there, what’s the food like at the Call the Coach show? Worth the $15 like the Na Koa lunches are? Also, is it really a one-hour deal, or can people hang around a little bit before 6PM and after 7PM?

  360. Stretch September 9, 2008 7:03 pm

    I kind of miss going to practices in the morning…… I mean, getting the reports from ST daily. Pretty soon I’ll be back.

  361. bighilofan2 September 9, 2008 7:03 pm

    I tell you wat,
    I was right ovah da tunnel an da rubbah helmet, watchin da Warriors pump demselves up for last Sats. game. i neva see one potbelly bugga in da group. not one. an i also saw some arms that was at least 3x da size ah homey’s peetoots. i wuz really impressed wen da arms are da size ah prideperiod’s neck. we get sum munstahz.

    an we get sum glammah boyz. GQ kine. but first, we get sum playahz. fo real!!! da coaches did a real good job gettin da gang in good lookin shape. even da younger coaches lookin good. heh heh 😀

    Coach Miano,

    Go bus up da Beavers! grr….. 👿 😆

  362. BowsForever September 9, 2008 7:07 pm

    Speaking of Call the Coach, I’m not 100% convinced by Coach Mack’s explanation of the end of the first half, but I’ll give the coaching staff the benefit of the doubt. If things are looking strange out there at the end of the first half next time, take the timeout, see what’s going on, especially if your QB might have a few marbles missing. Nothing to lose, and you can always have a backup QB take knees to run out the half.

  363. bighilofan2 September 9, 2008 7:08 pm

    Hiya LizK,

    so sorry, chit happened, or akchally neva happen like wuz suppose to, da kala neva come on time so I no can go OSU game. 🙁 you won’t get stuck wit dat tix. just call me at da office an i’ll pay. no prolem.

    Go Warriors.

  364. bighilofan2 September 9, 2008 7:14 pm


    we cannot take coach Mack at his word all da time. sumtimes he in da spinzone. cannot blame him. i would be in da spinzone if da score was 56-10.

    but da bugga is a gamester. he means us well. his coaches trust and respect him. the players trust and respect him. especially da Lee bruddaz respect him and he respects them and is giving them the big time opportunity. and he’s developing Miano. you can see that plain as day.

    I respect Coach Mack big time!! Takes guts and a sincere inner belief system to do Graunke like he did Graunke. Good for us we get da big Mack combo.

    Go Warriors!!!

  365. FloridaTed September 9, 2008 7:23 pm


    thanks a lot for the link.

    So they’re contemplating red shirting Jake Heun? Kinda makes sense with the emergence of Rego and the return of Farmer.

    Will be interesting how the Offense looks with a whole week of practice with Graunke. If we beat the Beavers, which I’m fully expecting, all the rest of our games will be winnable, tough, but winnable.

    This could be another great season and a nationally ranked team.

  366. Ann September 9, 2008 7:26 pm

    Sounds like Huen and Panos will redshirt this year

  367. bighilofan2 September 9, 2008 7:28 pm

    Florida Ted,

    you get mensa potenshal if you drop da “could be” an stick wit da fakks. 😀

  368. LizKauai [Believer] September 9, 2008 7:32 pm

    What kind of kaukau was it? Was MeiLing right?

    Looks crispy.

    OK- to the airport.
    bhf2- nevah say nevah

  369. FloridaTed September 9, 2008 7:32 pm


    Lol, consider it dropped.

  370. bighilofan2 September 9, 2008 7:33 pm

    Ann’s got a noze fo news!

  371. bighilofan2 September 9, 2008 7:36 pm

    Hiya LizK,

    squeeze da kids fo us.

    Go Warriors!

  372. bighilofan2 September 9, 2008 7:41 pm

    boy o boy o boy

    an i wuz so lookin forward to watch da braddaz Katuuush da Beavers. Now I’ll just have to watch dem beeff da Beavers Salowski. das how you get online streamin, sahlowly. 😀

  373. tommui September 9, 2008 7:48 pm

    I think Ferd is eating guinea pig.

  374. addahknowjoe September 9, 2008 7:49 pm

    Cuy! (Kwee)

    Peruvian Mickey D’s Split Deep Fried Guinea Pig! Super Sized!


  375. The Beav September 9, 2008 7:51 pm

    What has Hawaii’s first two games told us? Not much. You lost to a really good team and beat an inferior team. You haven’t shocked the nation, you won’t be going undefeated this year, and you no longer have the weapons that allowed you to be so pass-happy the last few years.

    If you believe in theories of relativity, you’ll realize that OSU beat a much better Hawaii team two years ago. If OSU pulled off that win over Hawaii in 2006, they should win on Saturday.

    Good luck Hawaii!

  376. Garret September 9, 2008 7:58 pm

    This LA Times article is mainly about how the Pac-10 coaches are unhappy with the call that the Pac-10 refs made in the UW-BYU game, but it does have some info on a future UH opponent. It definitely seems like the Washington State game is winnable.

    Washington State Coach Paul Wulff doesn’t want fans to harbor false illusions about the challenge of rebuilding a fallen program.

    “We’ve just got a lot of things we can’t execute correctly . . . consistently . . . whatsoever,” the first-year coach said.

    The Cougars started the season with one-sided losses to Oklahoma State and Cal. Against the Golden Bears, they had a field-goal attempt carom off an offensive player and get scooped up for a touchdown return.

    Things might get a little easier with Baylor and Portland State up next, but then comes a tough conference schedule.

    “We can get back on track and be a very successful program,” Wulff said. “But the reality is, it’s going to take some time. That’s just the way it works.”

  377. curveball September 9, 2008 7:59 pm

    The Beav:
    2 years ago was 2 years ago….DEFENSE….

  378. Garret September 9, 2008 8:00 pm

    Considering the game is in Hawaii, I’d say that UH would be favored by a fair margin if the odds were placed right now.

  379. Garret September 9, 2008 8:01 pm

    I can’t remember the last time I heard a girlfriend talk smack about an NFL game.

    Philly’s Fox affiliate reports (via Pro Football Talk) that Jess talked a little trash while making an appearance on Good Morning America to promote her highly anticipated country album, “Do You Know?”

    She gave a good, old-fashioned “Go Cowboys!” during her performance. She followed that up by taunting Philly folks with this gem: “That’s next week! We’re gonna kick your butts, too!”

    I’m not sure if celebrity girlfriend trash talk qualifies as bulletin-board fodder, but I reckon we’ll find out this week.

  380. bighilofan2 September 9, 2008 8:10 pm

    OSU is lookin death in the face this Saturday so they’ll come ready to play. They’re 0-2, then there is us, then USC, then Utah who beat Michigan. They’ll play really hard. Our coaches know this. This will be a really great game. Sure wish I could go and watch da braddaz work dat Beaver. Bradda Graunke is not a midget, he’s a gamester!!! I’m projektin him to rip da tailz offa da buggaz frum green valley. 😯

    Go Warriors!!!

  381. SteveM September 9, 2008 8:10 pm

    The Beav — what city do you reside in? I’d like to add you as a visiting home team fan if you are in Oregon. The listing is found at:


  382. bighilofan2 September 9, 2008 8:19 pm


    no foget, do your homework too!
    no foolin around. school first! you betta be writin your stuff for school while you cruizin on da plane.
    one paragraph at a time, bradda. take your time, but put da pen on da paypah!

    you wanna know why, bradda Graunke?

    da team NEEDs you! Warrior Nation needs you!
    We like you play in da bowl game. vision, bradda, vision, look ahead!!!

    Go Warriors!!!

  383. bighilofan2 September 9, 2008 8:23 pm

    How about a big shout out to Calvin Roberts.

    That bugga had his hands full in da game, no kiddin. But he neva quit. Da team neva quit.

    Viiben you a good game, bradda Roberts.

    Go Warriors.

  384. curveball September 9, 2008 8:25 pm

    The Beav:
    you guys are going to love our linebackers……..

  385. LizKauai (iPhone) September 9, 2008 8:33 pm

    bhf2-tried calling you. I’m boarding now.but wanted to yak atcha. Gotta wait til I get there.

  386. bighilofan2 September 9, 2008 8:35 pm


    howzit. had to tink a really long time, so i can try fo get da message right.

    we all get our bad days. if i wuz Bulla and my kid Ryan neva get da offah frum UH, where boat Ryan an da parent wuz hopin he wuz going get, an my boy played like he did last Saturday against UH, and his name was gettin blasted on da speakers da amount of times he did, if wuz me, I would be one supah dupah happy Bulla, no foolin. an if I wuz Ryan, i would be lookin for approval from my pops, because the truth was Ryan and Bulla was making memories. you, me, da rest of us, we was just background noise, that moment after the game, that wuz their private moment. imho we were very fortunate to have bulla share dat one wit us. So Thank You Bulla for that! Really!

    And if there is more stuff from the past, and there prolly is sum stuff from da past cuz we all get stuff from da past, den I’m hoping you guyz go talk about it and kiss an make up cuz life is really short, you only get dis one, and it goes by too quick. i’m hoping that you go confront Bulla man to man, in front of us if you like, cuz I get hope dat Bulla is man enough to know if he was a putz an wen disrespek you and/or your kid. dat was a no no.

    just so you know, you neva back down so you get my respek, but you should know in your heart that there are peeps here who no scared scrap, for demselves or for odda Tsaikos. I like help out all da odda guyz who share da common goal of making a Great Warrior Nation. if you tink you dat kine guy, den come join da fuud and buuuz tastahz at da 9/27 Tgate or dis coming weekend. i don’t know if i coming dis weekend, but definitely da 9/27 game.


  387. chawan_cut September 9, 2008 8:35 pm

    tonight’s news


  388. Hawaiianbod September 9, 2008 8:36 pm

    Ronnie – yes, i would need a ticket but not 100 percent sure i can go. Would know more or less next weekend.

    Howzit PB! Trying my best to make it happen. Would be nawtz!

  389. addahknowjoe September 9, 2008 8:37 pm

    The Beav-

    Hey, thanks for taking the time out of your busy schedule to find our site to express your well wishes for Hawaii.

    I’m always amazed how opposing fans can actually find this place. And oddly enough, in such a timely manner. =)

    For most of us, we have no time to look up opponents fan blogs. That’s why it’s soooo cool you felt compelled to track us down and express yourself here. Really saves us the trouble and hassle. Thanks!

    You’re more than welcome to visit us through out the season. Bookmark us since you’re here.

    Hey, can you give us some background about this years OSU team? I have no idea who plays for them or how good they are. All I’ve heard is negative fodder in the media about their two losses. (which is so unfair) Any insight on the Beavers would be greatly appreciated. Mahalo.

  390. addahknowjoe September 9, 2008 8:39 pm

    Chawan- Always amazing. Mahalo for all that you do!

  391. jm2375 September 9, 2008 8:43 pm

    anybody heard from Joel since da Florida game?

    where’s gigi?

    hey Ronnie – is it Saturday yet? :mrgreen:

  392. cocobean September 9, 2008 8:47 pm

    With the left side of the O line in a state of flux, expect OSU to game plan to take advantage of that. In ’06, they were the most successful in confusing the blocking assignments with their blitzs. They had the most sacks and applied the most pressure on Colt than any other team that season.
    Ron Lee is surely working overtime to counter what he thinks OSU is preparing to do. Pilares and Wright-Jackson will have to run hard that’s a given. Equally important is they’re the last line of protection for the QB. They must make the right read and execute their blocks.

  393. Kekoa (Survivor-WB) September 9, 2008 8:55 pm

    …and then there was The Beav!
    You have a very simple take on our very complicated team. You seem to have marked us as losers. That’s why we play the game on the field between your guys and our guys. Then there is no doubt that we are the better team. Not because you said it or I said it. It’ll be what our team shows you.

    When the dust settles and our guys walk away with the victory, you won’t see us rub your face in it like most rabid sports fans would. We’ll simply chalk it up as another win.

    You see, we’ve gotten used to winning more than losing. The last time I checked your win/loss tables it just doesn’t measure up to ours. Here’s to a great ball game, I just hope both teams come out of this with no injuries.

  394. bighilofan2 September 9, 2008 9:00 pm


    Oregon State University has a long history dealing with dilusional (off) peeps. They’ve had professors write books on the topic of Orthomolecular Psychiatry: Treatment of Schizophrenia. Dats wen da Dx says da noodlez are scrambled, split kine ideaz.

    Yep, its a fakk, day hear voices ova deah at OSU. day goin hear da voice of Katoosh on Saturday when day go make patty cake wit da braddaz. 😀
    going be one good game.

    Go Warriors!!!

  395. d1島: September 9, 2008 9:07 pm

    The Beav,

    Thanks for coming around.
    Jus remembah once Mrs. Cleaver leaves, no trust Eddie Haskell- da buggah is up to no good.

    Speaking of June, I love it when she wakes up, fixes breakfast and says, “Gee Warriors, weren’t you a little hard on the Beaver last night?”

  396. d1島: September 9, 2008 9:12 pm


    A little disappointed that there’s only one Steely Dan selection. But it is a good one!

  397. Kekoa (Survivor-WB) September 9, 2008 9:17 pm

    D-1 ~ You have total recall of my fave 60’s TV series. What a cast. That’s why I like this guy “Beav.” He reminds me of those warm and fuzzy moments with Ward & June Cleaver.

    Not only was that such a classic line that you ended your post with, but a very telling one as well!

  398. not far away anymore September 9, 2008 9:19 pm

    I thank you for your support and I thank your dad for his service to our country.

  399. d1島: September 9, 2008 9:24 pm

    not far away anymore,
    Best wishes to you and those who serve with you.
    Prayers for those who lost so much.

  400. bighilofan2 September 9, 2008 9:24 pm

    Hey Beav,

    I’m gonna go sleep tinkin ah da Beaver. 😀
    we’re sending Wally Veikune, Wally Hisatake, Wally Estes, Wally Kia, Wally Stenhoff, Wally AhSoon and samoa Wallys fo ruff up da Beaver. :mrgreen:

  401. d1島: September 9, 2008 9:25 pm




  402. Kekoa (Survivor-WB) September 9, 2008 9:31 pm

    not far away anymore ~


  403. Garret September 9, 2008 9:35 pm

    bighilofan2, Tom Mui, WassupDoc, etc.,

    Duster provided some interesting discussion about the appeal of the Cooke Field contract. His conclusion seems to be consistent with what I’ve seen here and via e-mail. The only discouraging part of it is that when someone asked when the decision would come down he posted (and is probably correct unless something is done):

    It depends on how long it takes for Hearings Officer Sheryl Nagata to complete a written decision after the hearing. Maybe a couple of weeks after the hearing, unless she orders the submission of post-hearing briefs and/or proposed findings of fact and conslusions of law (i.e., more paper), then it will be later.

    I don’t know how long it takes to install the drainage, infill and turf, but suspect that you are right with respect to an after the football season completion date.

  404. Garret September 9, 2008 9:38 pm

    Scott on SportsHawaii posted a chart that is supposed to be the guide for when to go for 2 after a TD…and according to this chart, UH should have kicked the extra point in the Weber State game.

    The thing that I most didn’t like is that now UH has shown their 2-point play. It worked and seemed like a good play for that situation, but now every team has it on film.

  405. Garret September 9, 2008 9:39 pm

    I’m sure that the coaches have lots of other 2-point plays…

  406. Garret September 9, 2008 9:42 pm

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

    Biologists are close to creating a new life form!

  407. Garret September 9, 2008 9:44 pm

    Palin billed Alaskan taxpayers for per diem for 312 days that she spent at her own home during her first 19 months in office. I would love to be able to collect per diem when I’m home! The head of Alaska’s Commerce Department had to resign over collecting per diem when staying at his home in the 80s and commissioners were told in the 1990s to NOT charge per diem while at home…the $25k for her daughter’s travel expenses and $19k for her husband’s travel expenses will also be scrutinized, but I think that is a much smaller issue than the per diem. Though that is relevant for what UH is being scrutinized on for the Sugar Bowl list…

  408. Garret September 9, 2008 9:44 pm

    Surfer in Australia was towed 170 feet out to sea by a shark!

  409. Garret September 9, 2008 9:44 pm

    I followed this closely when I was a professor and the problem is worse now–the declining numbers of Americans going into science and technology fields has gotten so bad that it is said to be a national security problem now. Amazingly, within 2 years over 90% of scientists and engineers will be working in Asia! Japan graduates twice the number of engineers than the US, China graduates 4x. There just will not be enough engineers that are American citizens to fill the needs of the DoD.

  410. Garret September 9, 2008 9:45 pm

    South Korea announced the first puppies born from parents who were both cloned dogs.

  411. Garret September 9, 2008 9:45 pm

    Free play links pau.

  412. Garret September 9, 2008 9:47 pm

    This is for A-sports and the other Tsaikos who love to go fishing. Watch out for the flying silver Asian carp!

  413. BowsForever September 9, 2008 9:50 pm

    Was Hawaii a better team in 2006, Beav? Interesting question. Compared to 2007, they might have had more raw talent on offense and the Colt-Ilaoa combo was brutal. Defense was nowhere near the ’99 and ’07 teams statistically. Colt had his best year by the numbers but wasn’t quite as clutch. During the Oregon State game, his decisionmaking was poor in spots and to my admittedly non-expert eyes he was locking on to receivers instead of going through his progressions. He did stage a nice comeback attempt towards the end but fell a bit short.

    This year? The four new starting receivers are the biggest unknown so far (up-and-down special teams play is kind of a hallmark of Warrior football, so it’s a known quantity :P). The O-line has the potential to hold up well as the Florida game showed (Estes is a heck of a center), the defense is now more experienced in Mack’s scheme and can really shut things down if they focus, our RBs are a very credible threat, and Graunke is _capable_ of making the throws and keeping cool under pressure. I think he also has greater arm strength than Colt. Which Hawaii team shows up will be key. It’ll be a great game!

  414. BowsForever September 9, 2008 9:54 pm

    About the 2-point conversion, I still think that’s misdirection by Coach Mack. It just seemed like practice for Tyler for me. Maybe it’s part of Mack’s influence on the offense — if you have a team on its knees during the aerial assault, why not pour it on with a conversion?

    My bet is that Mack won’t try it if Hawaii happens to have the same lead at Oregon State.

  415. madeinhawaii September 9, 2008 10:04 pm

    2006. 2007… were great teams.. each had their own plus and minuses.

    This year’s Warriors has every potential to be as good or better but with a different mix of strengths and weaknesses. The trick is to find and capitalize on one’s strengths before the other can exploit on one’s weakness.

    Defense will be a major strength.
    Offense will be a mix bag. I suspect there will be days when one athlete is in the zone while another may not be feeling the rhythm.

    But, with the exception of special teams, where it really counts, both sides of the team are essentially 4 deep which makes it interesting to say the least.

    So we shall see.. .we shall see.. we shall see.
    It will be an interesting year, no doubt.

  416. BG September 9, 2008 10:28 pm

    Good evening friends

    Things should be slowing down a bit and a little quieter…got a little heated earlier in the day. I thought I’d wait a little before stitching a couple of thoughts together.

    We’ve been talking a great deal about booing…and about “saints”. In both cases, the central issue is freedom of speech. We need to all acknowledge that it is a right. Used to discuss it with my kolohe soldiers from time to time. When one seemed to not understand about “rights”, I’d invite him over to a private spot and put him in the front leaning rest while we discussed the topic…wanted to make sure that there was a good supply of blood going to his head so he could think…instead of having it pool in his feet while standing. lol

    Then, I’d start explaining that rights were very important…the right to bear arms, the right to vote…and most importantly, the right to free speech. They’d always ask, “Does that mean I can say anything I want?” I’d let out a long sigh and remark that that was a major deficiency in Americans…we often jump to conclusions after knowing only half the answer. Then, I’d patiently explain to the young soldier that there are responsibilities with every right that we fight so hard to protect. With the right to bear arms, there was the responsibility to keep it maintained and under proper control so curious young kids wouldn’t hurt themselves or others. With the right to vote, we have the responsibility to exercise that right and to do due diligence so we elect the right leaders. And, most importantly, the right to free speech meant the responsibility of using the Golden Rule. Free speech doesn’t mean one can shout profanities in a church service and disrupt people’s right to worship as they please. It doesn’t mean that someone can should “Fire!” in a crowded restaurant and endanger lives in a panicked stampede. The right to free speech means tempering it with consideration of others and their rights. Americans are too often “I…I…me…me” just like immature, young kids. We forget that, in a society, things work much better when we think in terms of “We and Us”.

    At that point, I always asked for discussion and any thoughts that might be on his mind. Seemed that I was blessed to have really smart young’uns as they quickly nodded that they understood and “no” they didn’t have anything else to discuss. I’d pause to make sure I didn’t have anything else to cover…and then reassured them that I was always available for any future “talks” before getting them on their feet and double timing back to their post.

    And, so it is on this blog. We have a great time because we encourage a sense of “We”, and we take the time to meet face to face to develop real relationships and speak what’s on our minds. There’s a sense of civility. Personally, I have little use for folks who attempt to use this blog for personal vendettas. The more they write, the more they reveal themselves for who they are. At that point, it’s only fitting that they are treated as the trolls they are.

    Good nite all

  417. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc September 9, 2008 11:20 pm

    RE Ching/Cooke Field Renovation Timeline:

    Based upon what we heard today at the preliminary hearing and what has been talked about from a technical perspective concerning the work itself once the contract has been let, here is my take:

    The hearing will be held on DrDoc’s and my birthday in October – whoopdedoo!! – with a decision to be rendered within a month. It will take about two to five working days for all the paperwork to be updated once the decision has been made and then the clock will start running on the implementation of the contract.

    Materials will be ordered as needed which could come in as early as two weeks or take as long as six weeks – it all depends upon how much backstock the manufacturer has on hand at the time the order is placed – and cash in hand in required.

    While waiting for the turf to arrive, all of the prep work will be completed.

    Once the turf arrives, it will take between about ten calendar days to finish up the project plus another week to go through the inspection and sign-off process.

    All of this assumes reasonably decent weather, but we’re about to move into our rainy season so that is also an unpredictable factor.

    There is also speculation that should CO-HA/Sadowsky lose the hearing, they will move it on over to Circuit Court and, if needed, through the appeals process at the state – and maybe even the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and beyond. That means in about five years, a final, final decision will be rendered.

    If that were to happen, then UH would have to decide whether to just bag the whole thing and let Sadowsky have the contract so as to get the Ching/Cooke Field fixed – or to keep fighting on principle that the lowest bidder whose work on a previous contract has proven exemplary should be the one to get this contract.

    What would you do if you had to make that decision?

    Glad I am not the President of the University of Hawai`i.

  418. jm2375 September 9, 2008 11:22 pm

    BG – well said, sir. That was very eloquent. Now can we teach it to everyone? I too was rather distressed by the goings on this afternoon and tended not to read it all. I am glad things have calmed down. I can’t believe some of the comments I read in response to the regular news stories and that is why I retreat to this blog. The Tsai-kos have nutured a sense of ohana within our group and we are welcoming to all who come. I wish the whole world was the same. As the saying goes, “Can’t we all just get along?”

  419. jm2375 September 9, 2008 11:32 pm

    WDoc – thanks for the update. I have little patience with those persons who put their own egos, personal gain, etc before what’s good for the community. That is not a mark of a good leader. Can we sic a-sports, bhf2 and Liz on him with da lead slippahs and chase him out of town, or at least out of business?

    OK, head hurting from getting philosophical and tinking too much. Time fo raid da fridge and wreak a little havoc in da clubhouse. 😆

  420. madeinhawaii September 9, 2008 11:46 pm


    at first i thought it was roasted pork belly.. but up close it looks like the hind legs of some rabbit.

  421. al September 10, 2008 12:02 am

    a lot of stuff flying around today eh?

    i am glad the dust has settled. so i am not even going there.

  422. haka September 10, 2008 12:02 am

    speaking of heated,
    sadisticowski is a corrupt donkeys a$$ with $hit for brains and he should have his body cavities packed with field turf and his balls placed in a thorny vice rendered to explosion over the billows of Madame Pele in a sacrificial rite of apology owed to the people of Hawaii.

    uh……ok…that’s all…good night

  423. ChinaDrew September 10, 2008 12:18 am

    Peruvians eat ‘guinea pig’.

    Looks like being served with side order of fries.

  424. Kekoa (Survivor-WB) September 10, 2008 12:25 am

    Uh…Haka…never mind, you’ve already said it. Good nite.

  425. al September 10, 2008 1:30 am

    and that might have been some guinea pigs on the plate.

  426. Ralph September 10, 2008 2:08 am

    what a night, Ferd eating guinea pigs and Leonard killing squirrels, what is this world coming to! Their moms never took them to a pet shop to see all beautiful animals including guinea pigs….

  427. LizKauai (iPhone) September 10, 2008 2:52 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!
    5:42 in LA.

  428. Pomai September 10, 2008 2:53 am

    Capitol -ist/WassupDoc:
    September 9th, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    RE Ching/Cooke Field Renovation Timeline:

    What would you do if you had to make that decision?

    Glad I am not the President of the University of Hawai`i.

    President of the University of Hawai`i Pomai’s answer:
    (getting Sadowsky in a corner) Yeah know sad’s this state is still run as a old boys network, and I have quite a bit of pull, now if you don’t drop this whole thing and let me get that damm field fix’ed I’ll make sure you never get another contract in this state again, period” Glad to have this little talk with you.(patting him on the back as I walk away.)

  429. MeiLing September 10, 2008 4:45 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka erryone!

    W-Doc, thanks for the update on a possible timeline for the field.

    LizK, & all others who are travelling for the OSU game: Safe travels & yell (at the right time) for me. I’ll be without TV or PC on Sat.


  430. Garret September 10, 2008 5:07 am


    Thank you for that projected timeline for the Cooke Field turf contract. It is a sad situation that UH is in right now, as Sadowski is trying to drag things out and doesn’t care who is hurt in the process.

    Just giving the contract to Sadowski wouldn’t necessarily speed things up as RMY/Hamocon would surely file an appeal–and in my opinion they have a stronger appeals case than Sadowski.

    I would have more faith in UH’s President…if I could forget that he was consistently saying that HF was doing a great job, led the search committee that picked HF, and only stopped backing HF when it was clear that JJ was about to leave.

  431. Garret September 10, 2008 5:14 am

    Why does the headline for ST’s article today say “Warriors DE Leonard” when Josh Leonard is a DT for UH? ST states that Leonard is a DT in his article, but the headline writer seems to have messed up.

  432. Garret September 10, 2008 5:16 am

    Lori noticed that the Todai in Portland is cheaper than the one in San Diego…so I think we’ll be bringing my parents, my family, and Lori’s friend Melissa (we will be staying at her parent’s home) there on Friday!

  433. Loa September 10, 2008 6:06 am

    morning gang!

    i thought cooke field was moving forward based on the link below. thanks J-Dog.
    didn’t realize there were more steps in the process, grrrr, sheesh


    September 5th, 2008 at 11:11 am
    Not sure if this was posted yet. Some news about the resurfacing of Cooke/Ching Field at UH. Looks like they will be aggressively trying to finish the project asap.


  434. bighilofan2 September 10, 2008 6:12 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

    hiya Capitol -ist/WassupDoc:

    re your 417 post:

    RE Ching/Cooke Field Renovation Timeline:

    Based upon what we heard today at the preliminary hearing …
    The hearing will be held …in October [10/8]…. with a decision to be rendered within a month. It will take about two to five working days…paperwork to be updated once the decision has been made and then the clock will start running on the implementation of the contract….
    There is also speculation that should CO-HA/Sadowsky lose the hearing, they will move it on over to Circuit Court and, if needed, through the appeals process at the state – and maybe even the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and beyond. That means in about five years, a final, final decision will be rendered.
    If that were to happen, then UH would have to decide whether to just bag the whole thing and let Sadowsky have the contract so as to get the Ching/Cooke Field fixed – or to keep fighting on principle that the lowest bidder whose work on a previous contract has proven exemplary should be the one to get this contract.
    What would you do if you had to make that decision?
    Glad I am not the President of the University of Hawai`i.

    Don’t forget, after Sheryl gets all the testimony and stuff from the players (Sadowski/UH), and after she writes her decision, and assuming she writes what I’m thinking she’s gonna write:

    like before, Sadowski has the right to wait until the very last minute, 30 days from the date of the DCCA order, except if 30 days lands on the weekend then he gets ttill the next Monday, to appeal the decision to the Circuit Court.


    What about Warrior Nation arights an leffs? you know the bugga going appeal.

    I have the right to my bannah. I neva loze my right.
    The whole State gonna know SADOWSKI is da one holding up da Ching Cooke Field Fix. Its a fact, he has the right to a legitimate appeal. So we going keep analyzing his legitimate appeal right, an see how legitimate da appeal is. I seen what was written on da letter from Holma to McClain. I going see if she wen add samoa. And then its truth time. From what I’ve seen so far, speaking in regular english, Sadowski protesting cuz RMY no more proper license, and wen list Hamocon improperly. I neva hear that from the horse’s mouth, thats only my interpretation of what was written. maybe day going change da flayvah ah dat one, add samoa salt.
    i cannot speak for Holma or Sadowski, but dats how it looks. on da odda side, Hamocon is saying we followed all the requirements of the bid. which in turn could cause Holma to say “UH wen mess up wen they said X and y, they shoulda also said z, a, b…

    then they all go hire samoa lawyers for… drag things out…. the process. we gotta follow the process….

    I say we bannah da bugga…
    i no like wait 1, 2 or 5 years for fix Cooke Field.
    The Chings might change their mind. Worse, odda who like help out could change their minds. Is that when we make the bannah? just my opinion, but I like get rid of anybody that thinks they’re doing us a good deed by jamming up da fix in the name of principle or rights, And if he’s got proof that there is insider fixin, somebody calling Hamocon afta peeking at his bid and tellin Logan “psst.. bid lower than this amount”, then I am all for Sadowski’s action. But if he no more proof, and there has been no suggestion of that kinnah hanky panky, then wat is da Sadowski tinking???????

    bannah da new Herman Frazier….

  435. Maverick September 10, 2008 6:17 am

    Morning gang-

    Let’s add to your Wally’s list, -Lumpy.
    How appropriate.

    Lumpy Elemimium
    Lumpy Solomon
    Lumpy Satele

  436. bighilofan2 September 10, 2008 6:26 am

    Can anyone tell me:

    how much did CO-HA gross last year, 2007?
    How many full time employees, besides Sadowski?
    How many government contracts did it perform in 07? Any followup on any aspect of the Roosevelt field fix? What jobs is CO-HA doing now?


  437. d1島: September 10, 2008 6:45 am

    Great Morning All!

    Thanks for the recap of the meeting. Sounding like more and more fallahs need da slippah! Maybe some even gotta get da coat hangah!
    And no fo’get to put the “emphasis’ on e-ve-ry syl-la-ble! 👿

    Great minds…..
    I had always reserved the nickname “The Idiot” for that special someone who used to hide in his UHAD office but may have to expand the usage to include our new “friend”

  438. d1島: September 10, 2008 6:51 am

    Not a good way to start da day….da coffee not so ono.

    It is what it is.

    WWLKD…What would Liz Kauai do? 🙂

    Das right… 😀
    Den… 😆

    Ok. I feel bettah now.


  439. duffer September 10, 2008 7:05 am


    A Esme search turned up this,


  440. bighilofan2 September 10, 2008 7:05 am


    you bring out da xxx in me.
    howzit~ 😀

    cool. doze braddaz going bring da Shock an Awe
    to da house in Corvallis. My prediction is da midget gonna put on one display wit his rock flingin. 😀

    Plus, i noze Rolo stay watchin all da odda QBs, jus like Ron stay lookin at errybody. I tink Ron should get a reeward for his play callin in da 2nd half last week. 80 virgins, watcha tink!?! 😀 😀 😯

    Go Warriors!!!

  441. duffer September 10, 2008 7:07 am


    AST is a subsidiary of CO-HA builders

    Will search more…….

  442. Loa September 10, 2008 7:13 am

    duffer – howzit, nice find

  443. bighilofan2 September 10, 2008 7:15 am


    howzit howzit howzit.

    saw da Manta stuff. no mo time for go inside da inside and check wat else get, back to dat laterz, gotta go work now.

    but boy o boy, sure wish i wuz going get a crack at da Beaver myself. would love to be there lookin at all dem… ahem… uh… you know… da… :blush:
    …err… ah…. :blush: Oregonianz. 😀

    yep, da big O, dats wat I’d be lookin fur…. 😆 😆

    oh.. i porget…. family blog…. 😆

    hiho hiho

  444. GGma September 10, 2008 7:21 am

    It was good to get a call from CA.to get on the line .Garett we don,t care what they call Josh as long as it good. DE or DT . Florida Ted thank for the info on FSW. Josh,s Mother isn,t going to the game and last night found she had FSW. Right now there are eight family and friends going to OSU. Mom is staying home to take care of the dogs. Does make up for any of those squirrels?[Josh is your typical Hunter [stories] I lived thru my husbands ,My son,s and now My grandson. If I knew how to put up a smiley face here would be the place

  445. Garret September 10, 2008 7:35 am


    There was some great stuff about Josh today in the papers! Your family must love to get to read about him like this and I’m glad that Josh’s Mom will get to watch the game via FSW.

  446. Garret September 10, 2008 7:40 am


    duffer posted the D&D info on Co Ha, which is useful but generally out of date for small companies. D&B charges for companies to update their information, which is why small companies like mine never update their info–our info on D&B has the wrong city, # of employees, is missing NAICS codes and so on…but they want to charge us to update it so we don’t bother.

    CCR is the Central Contractor Registration for all companies who wish to do business with the Federal Government. I did a search on CCR for APPLIED SURFACING TECHNOLOGY and found a bunch of information that is all publicly available.


  447. Garret September 10, 2008 7:48 am

    Cincy’s QB Mauk lost another appeal (his sixth) and doesn’t appear to have any other appeals to use. With Cincy losing another QB for the season due to injury, they are getting thin at the position now.

    A judge in Ben Mauk’s hometown of Kenton, Ohio, ruled Tuesday that the former University of Cincinnati quarterback is not entitled to an injunction against the NCAA because he could not prove that that irreparable harm was done when the NCAA ruled against him.

    Mauk was seeking a sixth year in which to complete his four years of college athletic eligibility, claiming that he was injured during his freshman year at Wake Forest in 2003 and was entitled to a medical hardship waiver.

    The NCAA, which ruled against Mauk five times, disputed that claim, saying that Mauk was on Wake Forest’s travel squad as a freshman and was to be used in a game if needed.

  448. tommui September 10, 2008 7:50 am

    RALPH: Guinea pigs were raised as food by the Incas and is still done so by their descendants. Not unlike horsemeat by the French (and others) and other foods that we think would be weird. (Snails, opihi, kim-chee (buried in jars, frogs etc.)

    (I love snails and opihi and avoid the other stuff).

    Other people, other customs.

  449. Garret September 10, 2008 7:51 am

    Fresno State’s coach praised East Carolina…if both go undefeated then Pat Hill might be saying different things about East Carolina! Since I don’t think that Fresno State will go undefeated, it would be nice if some other team like East Carolina did so that UH could get their share of the BCS money.

    The last two seasons especially, Hill has been dogged by questions about his “anyone, anytime, anywhere” scheduling as Hawaii and Boise State creeped into BCS games on weaker schedules. After being teased and tormented, he found pleasure that East Carolina took down No. 8 West Virginia last weekend and No. 17 Virginia Tech two weeks ago to break into the rankings at No. 14 (AP) and no. 20 (USA TODAY).

    “That sends such a strong message to the naysayers about scheduling. If you schedule big and you win, good things happen. If you schedule big and you lose, everybody can pick at you.

    If you don’t schedule big and you win, you’re hoping for everyone else to lose. That’s what it comes down to. So far it’s worked out well. It gets very competitive down the stretch.”

    Then a radio guy snickered and Hill continued, dropping his best line of the day for the second time that morning.

    “East Carolina went further in two weeks than Hawaii and Boise State did in 10 or 12 weeks.

  450. Maverick September 10, 2008 7:53 am

    How many appeals can be thrown back at ‘cha until the message is clear.
    Why doesn’t he wan’t to move on? If he is seeking an NFL career, is he looking at trying to beef up more stats and video for the scouts?
    Doesn’t make sense to me.

  451. Garret September 10, 2008 7:53 am

    Texas makes a TON of money from merchandise sales…

    For the third straight straight year, the University of Texas led the nation in merchandise sales.

    UT collected $8.2 million during that time, according to Craig Westemeier, assistant athletic director for trademark licensing at UT.

    Westemeier said that total was up from $7.5 million the previous year and only $70,000 below the record set in 2005-2006, when UT won its first football national championship in more than three decades.

  452. XxFaithxX September 10, 2008 8:05 am

    RE: Ching field:

    I don’t know all the legal matters and such, but my GUT is telling me that the UH Prez is not doing anything because he wants to see Lingles boy get the contract.

    All this stalling is part of the plan to wear our the people fighting Sadowski. Think about it, he is not losing money on this, hes making US lose.

    Hes the the one being proactive while we are being reactive and that benefits him as he is the one pulling the strings.

  453. jm2375 September 10, 2008 8:15 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos! Another beautiful day in Hawaii Nei!

    OK, clueless wahine question – what’s “turf toe”?

  454. djmitcho September 10, 2008 8:19 am

    Good Morning Everbody!!!

  455. XxFaithxX September 10, 2008 8:20 am

    Ching Field:

    Can we not get a signature petition set up and presented to the UH prez and the courts?

    Would that help push the project through?

    I feel that if that would help, just have some peoples go around to UH games and have them sign….should be easy to get like 30-40 K in one week of UH sporting games….home football, volleyball, soccer..etc.

    Anyways, sorry for breaking the blog and dousing the excitement heh

  456. Kekoa (Survivor-WB) September 10, 2008 8:30 am

    jm2375 ~ It’s an affliction caused by the ‘friction’ associated with running on artificial turf. If you ever get a chance to walk (or run) on turf, try making a few sharp cuts to the left or right. There is no soft ‘give’ to the surface of your foot under your toes. If affects players with feet that are very sensitive to that kind of friction. Thus, they develop a something like a blister that is quite bothersome. Just my experience with it. I know others could prolly explain it better, or describe other type of “owees” they’ve gotten from it.

  457. Rob25 September 10, 2008 8:41 am

    1. Pauoa Boy:
    September 9th, 2008 at 6:37 pm
    Psst…howzit errybolleh
    Sup Hawaiianbod, I know you stay making plans for go Fresno Puppies game right?
    Aunty Ronnie what day you guys planning on driving up to Fresno?

    PB, we will be leaving to drive up on the morning of the game. I get into LA on Friday morning and will spend the night at Ronnie’s. It’ll be nice to have some guys there (you and Hawaiianbod) to protect those Fresno fans from us! Nah, only kidding. Three weeks and counting!

  458. Kekoa (Survivor-WB) September 10, 2008 8:42 am

    Oh, btw jm2375, I must caution you. The next time you decide to crash Kealoha da Playhouse…Homey’s Security Service and his faithful Poodles will be there on guard duty. I guarantee you goin’ get ‘turf toe’ diggin’ outta dere wit dem Poodles hot on your okole!

  459. Maverick September 10, 2008 8:45 am

    I thought “Turf toe” was like a chia pet growing on your toe?


  460. (Jesse) James September 10, 2008 8:46 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos and Tsaikettes…. Hope everyone is doing well.

    Just wanted to remind everyone as well that the TV Gate for the next away game, which will be broadcast at 10:00 a.m., has been scheduled. So, for all you local fans who are not able to join Stretch and his merry band on the road to Corvalis, here are the details:

    UH vs. OSU
    Saturday, September 13, 2008
    10:00 a.m.

    Ige’s Restaurant and 19th Puka
    98-761 Oihana Pl
    Aiea, HI 96701
    (808) 486-3500

    They will open at 9:30 a.m. I will get there a little earlier because they do not take reservations no matter how big your party is. I would appreciate it if a couple people could get there early as well so we can save a big enough area for all who are attending.

    According to Ige’s, they will serve some breakfast stuff, but will have mostly lunch and pupus. It is also being sponsored by Bud Light so I am assuming Bud Light girls will be there and they may have some specials (KK, that’s right up your alley). There will also be a contest for the Ultimate Warrior Fan. Per Ige’s, “Three lucky winners will receive tickets for the 2009 UH vs. UNLV game. The theme is the Ultimate Warrior Fan so come dressed to impress and unleash your inner Ultimate Warrior.” Not sure what that’s all about but I’ll put it out there.

    Anyway, if you plan on coming to the event, please RSVP me at jgo8464822@aol.com so that we can save enough seats. People are always welcomed to just stop by but it would be good if we had a rough estimate of the number attending so that enough room can be made.

    Also, you can check Steve M’s website for details.


  461. Kekoa (Survivor-WB) September 10, 2008 8:53 am

    Homes ~ I know you’ve trained your Poodles to stay out of Politics. However, what are the chances of getting them to serve notice on Mr. Sadowski? Just a gentle reminder that your back-up bulls come next! We gotta get that field fixed!

  462. Blackie (ブラッキ) September 10, 2008 8:54 am

    Vince Manuwai spoke to the press about his injury. (I hope I got the link right.)

  463. Da Punchbowl Kid September 10, 2008 9:01 am

    Good Morning Folks. 🙂

    Faith –
    Is Sadowski Lingle’s boy? Is that what you’re implying? I never heard that before. Just curious.

  464. Da Punchbowl Kid September 10, 2008 9:03 am

    Great articles on Josh Leonard in todays papers. I have only one comment.


  465. Kekoa (Survivor-WB) September 10, 2008 9:14 am

    Faith ~ Just curious, how much do you really know about the Gov?

  466. tommui September 10, 2008 9:17 am

    KEKOA: I am wondering about Daniel Libre and his high ankle sprain.

    I recall that (in olden times, maybe) the Penn State players all wore those black shoes that look like combat boots – it covered the ankles. Wonder if those type shoes would be worthwhile even though it may affect some of the cutting ability?

  467. chawan_cut September 10, 2008 9:28 am

    i saw something comforting just now. we scored more points against florida (10) than miami did (3).

  468. Kekoa (Survivor-WB) September 10, 2008 9:35 am

    Maverick ~ I like your definition better! Chia Pet…hmmm yeah!

  469. d1島 September 10, 2008 9:37 am


    Sounds good (and this is not a knock on UH offense) but I don’t think Da Geckos wen use the 3rd team against Miami 😉

  470. d1島 September 10, 2008 9:38 am


    I don’t think I going eat Chee-tos for awhile now. 🙁

  471. Kekoa (Survivor-WB) September 10, 2008 9:48 am

    tommui ~ That would be a good thing. Kinda retro. Case in point…the NBA shoes of today. Some of us may remember being issued basketball shoes made by Converse (All Stars) that were low quarters. Everybody wanted a pair of white canvas “Chuck Taylor’s” back in the day.

    Team trainers started to see more cases of high ankle sprains as a result. Coach required every ankle be taped. It felt restrictive, but it helped prevent injury. The high top shoe came back into vogue, and it does continue to make a difference in basketball.

    No reason why it couldn’t help in Football, as it once did.

  472. chawan_cut September 10, 2008 9:53 am

    we didn’t really use our “real” first team offense in florida either.

  473. Rob25 September 10, 2008 10:05 am

    Good Morning Tsaiko men!

    Did St leave for OSU yet? Did he show up to practice on time this morning? Wow that would be a first! At least he gets paid to go, I would have to take vacation leave to be there.

  474. Koauka September 10, 2008 10:08 am

    Good morning ST!

  475. Jayson September 10, 2008 10:11 am

    Morning all, I might have missed this in an earlier post but does anyone know if the game will be on the web at all?

  476. homey ⑤ September 10, 2008 10:16 am

    Good morning internet users!

    BTW, has anyone seen my Brazilian dental floss? A-Joe?

  477. Koauka September 10, 2008 10:18 am

    Aloha Rob25:

    Don’t think ST went yet. On Coach Mack’s show last night, he said the team leaves Thursday (afternoon), but if I heard right the Warriors are staying in Eugene. Looks like they gotta do some bus riding.

    I got no problem with leave time, just a former travel industry employee, I no like pay some madd airfares.

  478. Rob25 September 10, 2008 10:25 am

    Koauka –

    Yeah, I know what you mean about the airfares. I am taking three trips during the last quarter of the year and the prices are killing me. I have to constantly check on them and then find the right time to book. Luckily, I have that done as well as most of the accomodations.

    At least I will be able to attend one away game this year. Looks like I will have to wait until the UNLV game next year before I go to another. That one should be fun though! Tsaiko Charter!!!

    I missed Call The Coach last night. Thanks for the information. I was just wondering why ST didn’t have a new post up yet. Maybe he did win that Paula Abdul mural and is dancing around in his living room in his BVDs.

  479. (Jesse) James September 10, 2008 10:26 am

    Homey…I’m still looking for some as well. I could use a couple of spools of the stuff…

  480. Rob25 September 10, 2008 10:26 am

    Hey homey square!

  481. (Jesse) James September 10, 2008 10:27 am

    Homey…maybe DPK knows…. :mrgreen:

  482. jm2375 September 10, 2008 10:27 am

    Kekoa – poodles, schmoodles. I just throw da lead slippah at ’em and DEY gonna run and hide. Plus I thought I saw some big supasoakers in the clubhouse. hehehe. 😆

  483. Rob25 September 10, 2008 10:28 am

    I thought that bikini thongs were “Brazilian dental floss.”

    I don’t even want to see (J)J and homey wearing those.

  484. A-House September 10, 2008 10:30 am


    Ferd’s meal looks like “bat”.

  485. Jason September 10, 2008 10:30 am

    Rob25: Thank you for that visual.

  486. Rob25 September 10, 2008 10:32 am

    Yeah, I know Jason. Wondering if I am going to recover in time for lunch. Not a sure thing…game time decision.

  487. Koauka September 10, 2008 10:33 am

    Hey Rob25, I guess us guys need are dreams??? (lol)

  488. homey ⑤ September 10, 2008 10:34 am

    Rob5² – and how are you today? Fine I hope. Looks like a beautiful day to take a cruise to the east.

    (J)J – Mint or Cinnamon flavor sound intriguing.

    jm2375 – I think the poodles would just get angry.

  489. Rob25 September 10, 2008 10:34 am

    Hi jm2375! Nice to have another lady in the house.

    I’m not quite clear on turf toe either, but I know that it is painful.

  490. homey ⑤ September 10, 2008 10:36 am

    Jason – you actually visualized it?

  491. Rob25 September 10, 2008 10:37 am


    September 10th, 2008 at 10:33 am
    Hey Rob25, I guess us guys need are dreams??? (lol)

    Dreams??? Nightmares!!!


    September 10th, 2008 at 10:28 am
    I thought that bikini thongs were “Brazilian dental floss.”

    I don’t even want to see (J)J and homey wearing those.

    Oh, wait were you talking about the Tsaiko Charter? I hope so because I was starting to get a little worried.

  492. homey ⑤ September 10, 2008 10:37 am

    A-House – whatever it is it looks delicious!

  493. homey ⑤ September 10, 2008 10:40 am

    Turf toe? I’m more familiar with the other kind of toe.

  494. (Jesse) James September 10, 2008 10:41 am

    A-House… I actually think that Ferd’s meal is Guinea Pig….You guys going to Corvalis???

  495. Rob25 September 10, 2008 10:42 am

    homey – East side rocks…today it’s beautiful!

    My sister and her family came into town last night with Charlie and the ladies of the Pacific Tiger VB team. They will be playing UH on Friday night. I will be sitting with her in the Pacific section tomorrow night…wonder if I am obligated to cheer for the Tigers. I guess I can since they won’t be playing Hawaii. They’ll be taking on Washington.

    Listening to Air Supply right now. Somehow I feel like Gigi. Gotta put on my Scorpions…then I’ll feel better.

  496. (Jesse) James September 10, 2008 10:44 am

    homey…at least you’re not familiar with a moose knuckle…mwhahahahahaha

    Da East side does look like a nice place to cruise to…check out da waves too….

  497. Rob25 September 10, 2008 10:44 am

    homey square – You can have my guinea pig.

  498. Koauka September 10, 2008 10:49 am

    Turf toe is painful. When I got mine, my big toe got jammed into the joint repeatedly because of not wearing well-fitted shoes. Think in Wright-Jackson’s case after her ran with the ball, he stopped as to cut back but his foot was pointed into the turf where I think he jammed it. That buggah when look sore.

    In my case, the doctor told me to rest it for a week and take tylonol for pain.
    The second time I got it, the joint became swollen. Had to take some low dose prednisone for two weeks. Not fun.

  499. A-House September 10, 2008 10:50 am


    OK, we got the bannah.

    Maybe something generic like : HELP FIX COOKE FIELD – get people thinking on how they can help.

  500. homey ⑤ September 10, 2008 10:51 am

    Rob8675309 – Scorpions? You ROCK! BTW, I have 2 guinea pigs at home. Nice and plump!

    (J)J – I’ve seen the mk. yeowzah! I’ll probably stop by somewhere and eat some sushi. I find eating sushi is easier than eating nabeyaki udon while cruising.

  501. Koauka September 10, 2008 10:52 am

    After I saw Paula Abdul’s reality show, sorry ST, the aunty is NUTZ.

    Think Rob25 and company should straighten her out.

    That chick is a nightmare.

  502. koakane™ September 10, 2008 10:55 am

    morning tsai-ko country getting close to playing da beavers oops sorry where am I at. anyway is it sat yet. hope most of yu’s join us at Ige’s. much to share with everyone such as fun, family, friendship, football and fuuuuuuuuud.

    wow rob25 glad you wen clarify about da game or we was going cut your tsaiko membership in half bwhaaaaa j/k 😆

    taking time to lurk and read da blog and seem everyone is playing nicely…..goood.

    pride you played in da day when lia, ulukita ulukita, loloai or latter when lutu, morales twins, sale played?

    yes james you koa mahu

  503. homey ⑤ September 10, 2008 10:56 am

    Wow! 500! Did I win anything?

  504. koakane™ September 10, 2008 10:57 am

    koauka betta watch it latta on turf toe becomes gout.

  505. Rob25 September 10, 2008 10:58 am

    OMG…are you guys going there again! Well, at least you are sort of being equal opportunity.

  506. A-House September 10, 2008 10:59 am


    No, we got the “away package game” on pay-per-view.

  507. homey ⑤ September 10, 2008 11:00 am

    Wait, there’s a correlation between turf toe and gout?

  508. BG September 10, 2008 11:00 am


    Have you seen this site for active duty folks (Frank is that right now)?


    Some good rates and they usually don’t charge for changes. When I’m traveling and suddenly need a commercial ticket, I’ll duck into the Travel Office at a base. Example, internet was saying 6-800 for one way ticket from Narita to Incheon. Got it for $240 at the TO and left the next day.

    Good luck

  509. Ronnie September 10, 2008 11:00 am

    Happy Wednesday!

    2 Days 23 hours 9 minutes and 50 sec to game time!!

    40 sec..

    30 sec..

    20 sec..

  510. Rob25 September 10, 2008 11:01 am

    ST didn’t post a new entry so he wouldn’t have to piggyback Gigi.

  511. koakane™ September 10, 2008 11:02 am

    homey how about;

    toe jam
    toe nail
    toe ring
    toe da line
    toe mane poison
    toe moi candy
    toe many toe mention

  512. Koauka September 10, 2008 11:03 am

    Koakane, I not gonna lie, the doctor took one blood test and the uric acid was high. So that’s why I had to take the low dose steroid. Moral of the story, bang the toe and its gonna hurt.

    But I dont think you can treat a college athlete with a low dose steroid. Probably
    show up on da drug test.

  513. koakane™ September 10, 2008 11:04 am

    homey both in the joints and gout often hits the toe joint first den spreads to oddah areas.

  514. homey ⑤ September 10, 2008 11:04 am

    Rob25 – Let’s not post anything on the new blog topic so we can see ST piggyback gigi. I say he drops her after the 4th step.

  515. Rob25 September 10, 2008 11:05 am

    Hey Ronnie!

    Now the Fresno fans will have two guys protecting them from us…at least.

  516. Ronnie September 10, 2008 11:06 am

    Hi Rob!

    I can’t wait!

  517. Koauka September 10, 2008 11:07 am

    homey, in my case there is. Doctor told me he has seen patients in there early 20’s with gout.

    Why, too much party. And in most cases da pupus. Shell fish.

  518. koakane™ September 10, 2008 11:07 am

    koauka my next post was to mention getting a blood test to check uric acid. solution to drink tons of water and let liver flush out all da junk or not get dem pills ready. eh beer helps bwhaaaaaaaaaaaa j/k :mrgreen:

  519. Rob25 September 10, 2008 11:08 am

    Thanks BG! I’m pretty sure that Frank doesn’t know about it. Well, maybe he does now since he schedules the training for the unit. He’s relatively new to that though.

  520. homey ⑤ September 10, 2008 11:08 am

    koakane™ – Seems like there can be a misdiagnoses somewhere…like heartburn and heart attack. Just in case I will avoid astroturf and stay on a healthy bland diet.

  521. Ronnie September 10, 2008 11:09 am

    Planning ahead to next year; I think there will be 15 of us going to the UH/UNLV game. Are we going to have our own Tsaiko tailgate and Tsaiko pricing?

  522. Rob25 September 10, 2008 11:11 am

    homey – ST would piggyback Gig somewhere, then hand her off to someone else, and then they would take her somewhere else, and finally she would end up at Liz’s blog. Something like what happened to Ronnie’s Colt DVD. He forgot, then took it to Rich, who then brought it to Hawaii with him, and now it is back in LA, but still not with Ronnie.

  523. Ronnie September 10, 2008 11:11 am

    I usually don’t like staying at casino/hotels, because of the smoke, but if the Tsaikos are staying in hotels close to each other, I’ll make an exception.

  524. Rob25 September 10, 2008 11:12 am

    homey ⑤:

    September 10th, 2008 at 11:08 am
    koakane™ – Seems like there can be a misdiagnoses somewhere…like heartburn and heart attack. Just in case I will avoid astroturf and stay on a healthy bland diet.

    I doubt it! I saw what you ate at Phuket Thai. Nothing bland about that soup!

  525. (Jesse) James September 10, 2008 11:14 am

    koakane…how about “toe solly” I’m not Koa-mahu…

    Koauka – I think you can give college kids medical steroids (I.e. prednisone, cortisone) as long as a doctor is giving it. No backroom stuff.

    Koa-mahu – Where you stay?? Tell KK you not me…..

  526. koakane™ September 10, 2008 11:14 am

    koauka welcome to da club braddah. got mine in mid twenties but dem parties, bars etc so ono when you young you no feel anything. worst one happened wen we were in da Kau dessert on a survival camp. crap I told the oddah guys leave me there to die cause I ain’t walking any more. funny looking back now cause my buddy keep teasing me so latter what comes around he get it and I refused to take him to emergency for couple hours. he was screaming bloody murder too.

  527. Rob25 September 10, 2008 11:15 am

    **Shhhh (J)J is talking to himself**

  528. Koauka September 10, 2008 11:15 am

    Some guys are born with da cast iron stomach. Me, no can already.

  529. Ronnie September 10, 2008 11:15 am

    Yeah, about that DVD: I was going to give it to my friend’s dad, since he is a Colt Brennan fan, but now I have to wait until Colt is starting for the Redskins… At least he is now a UH fan. He says he likes my loyalty to my team, so he watches them too!

  530. Rob25 September 10, 2008 11:17 am

    OK I feel better now…got a dose of “Rock You Like A Hurricane” and “Winds of Change”

    That makes me think of the Warrior Football team!


  531. A-House September 10, 2008 11:18 am


    next year for the Boyd Gaming sponorship game – let’s enter the paper plane contest!!!

  532. homey ⑤ September 10, 2008 11:18 am

    Rob09/10/08 – I’m talking post Phuket Thai. Plus, did you see me make a plate at the t-gate? oooo, almost time for the cruise!

    So that means the DVD’s weren’t lost? Aiyah, so that means we won’t lose gigi.

  533. Rob25 September 10, 2008 11:18 am

    Hey Ronnie, not too fast now! I want to make a copy of that DVD!

  534. (Jesse) James September 10, 2008 11:19 am

    Ronnie…some of us are working on events/flights/hotels for the UNLV game in 2009. Stay tuned for details.

  535. Kazz September 10, 2008 11:19 am

    Ok so who’s ready fo POUND SOME BEAVERS??? 😆

  536. Koauka September 10, 2008 11:20 am

    I get one cousin caught his attack right after one Warrior Football game. And he when man-up and walk down to the parking lot from the loges.

    Good thing, he said, the cleaning crew works all night. He could see his car from the box office looking towards the LOWER HALAWA LOT.

    Bruddah is a man.

  537. Ronnie September 10, 2008 11:21 am

    No worry Rob! I may not even have it by the time you get here 🙂

    And I know you’ve already put my set of dvd’s in your carry on because you are my bestest friend ever!

  538. Rob25 September 10, 2008 11:23 am

    You didn’t make a plate at the tailgate because you were eating off the grill or taking right out of the container with those chopsticks of yours.

    Ronnie, did you get the DVD yet?

  539. Ronnie September 10, 2008 11:23 am

    Thank (J)J! If you need any help – making phone calls, keeping track of things, whatever – let me know. I have some time on my hands.

  540. Ronnie September 10, 2008 11:25 am

    Nope, no DVD yet. Rich couldn’t make it to our last Calf Call. Which reminds me, I have to schedule another one.

  541. Rob25 September 10, 2008 11:25 am

    Well, they aren’t in my carryon because I don’t have it out yet, but it will definitely be on board when I get on that plane.

    Thanks sj and myki!

  542. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc September 10, 2008 11:27 am

    RE Ching/Cooke Field issues:

    There are clear state laws and administrative rules on the books dealing with challenges to contracts.

    Here on what has happened so far:

    The University of Hawai`i’s Procurement office issued an Invitation For Bids on July 1, 2008, the same day that funds appropriated from the Legislature for the Field’s fix could be released. In fact, the Procurement Office had been working on the document several weeks prior to issuing it.

    Because of a number of inquiries concerning particular items in the IFP, the Procurement Office extended the bid deadline to Friday, July 25. That day, four bids were opened – I was present in the room – and the winning bid was $862,881 (RMY/Sports Turf Hawaii) and the second lowest bid was $$883,563 (CO-HA/Applied Sports Technology). The other two bids were over $1 million.

    The Procurement Office in consultation with the Facilities Office then evaluated the winning bid and found that it met the qualifications as specified in the IFB. The University announced the contract had been awarded to the lowest bidder on Wednesday, August 13.

    That triggered a seven-day challenge period starting Thursday, August 14, for all of the other bidders. Two challenges were filed by close-of-business on Wednesday, August 20, by CO-HA and the “fourth-lowest bidder,” Ching’s Nursery, Inc./Service Contracting.

    I then attended the University BOR’s meeting on Friday, August 22, at Windward Community College and received permission to address the BOR briefly on a non-apenda item. I asked them to stand firm behind the University of Hawai`i at Manoa on this matter and to do the right thing. Both Darolyn Lendio, UH’s General Counsel, and Virginia Hinshaw spoke after me and answered the Regents’ questions. Although nothing could be done because the item had not been properly noticed under state Sunshine Laws, the Regents did get an update on the issues.

    By the end of August, the University rejected the appeals and upheld the contract award. It was at this point that the two losing bidders then filed two spearate appeals with the Department of Commerce & Consumer Affairs.

    Also by the end of August, the Governor released the funds for the project to the University of Hawai`i. Although I cannot vouch for this first-hand, I assume that the check went into UH’s Capital Account and it cleared with no problems. It should be earning a bit of interest while waiting for matters to be resolved.

    The first hearing is 9 am, Friday, September 26, with Ching’s Nursery. The second hearing is 1:30 pm, Wednesday, October 8, with CO-HA. The University of Hawai`i is the second party in each case, not RMY.

    Supporting documents by both parties in both hearings will be available for public inspection prior to the two hearings. I’ve left a message for the Hearings Officer to let me know when the documents will be available.

    Tom Mui and I will also be looking at the initial paperwork filed for the two DCCA appeals and will report back here with what forms the substance of the two hearings on September 26 and October 8.

    Like it or not, the laws and administrative rules must be followed – and BHF2 is right – as long as an appeal is filed prior to the close of business on the specified date, then it’s good-2-go.

    HERE’S MY TAKE: There is nothing whatsoever to suggest that the University of Hawai`i – whether talking about the Chancellor and her subordinates, the President, or the Board of Regents – has in any way done anything to hinder, impede, show favoritism, or slow down the process. UH moved the bid through about as fast as it could have – and if there’d been no challenge, I suspect that the blessing ceremony would be in the planning process tor an end-of-September date.

    Yes, Sadowski was nominated by Lingle but he, along with hundreds of others sitting on boards & commissions throughout the state – including my professional colleagues for whom I testified at their hearings – was confirmed by the State Senate overwhelmingly dominated by the Democrats.

    PETITIONS, ETC: A well-worded petition supporting the University’s decison without any reference to losing bidders should be drafted and generated to be submitted to the Board of Regents at its next meeting on September 19 at Hawai‘i Community College.

    Please do NOT call the Hearings Officer per Tom Mui’s request yesterday.

    Tom is also making an inquiry to the Regents’ Executive Secretary as to how to make sure the item is on their September 19 Agenda.

    Remember, Sadowski is acting as a private individual on behalf of his private business in this matter and NOT as a member of the Contractors License Board.

    I know the frustration about these issues, but the laws & rules & regulations are there to protect us. Surely no one wants to go back to the days when contracts for public projects were awarded on the basis of friendships with decision-makers and not on their qualifications to perform the work.

    The only way to fast-track the project itself is for the University to give in and award the contract to CO-HA. But what message does that send to students, staff & faculty, and the larger community?

    Can Sadowski be shamed into backing off? That’s what BHF2 wants to do. Will it work? Beats me – but it won’t hurt to try as long as we don’t get physical or subject ourselves to slander/libel charges.

  543. Rob25 September 10, 2008 11:27 am

    Are we going to have a CC while I am there? It would be nice to meet some of the Cali bloggers.

  544. Ronnie September 10, 2008 11:28 am

    I had gout once. I was sitting at a table in Borders and within an hour, my ankle swelled up and I could barely walk. That’s when I learned that wrapping it with an ace bandage is the worst thing you can do. Yikes, that hurt!

  545. Ronnie September 10, 2008 11:33 am

    Rob – that’s a great idea! When do you leave? Tuesday, right?

  546. (Jesse) James September 10, 2008 11:37 am

    hmmmm…almost lunch time. I think I’ll go cruise around a bit…TTYL

  547. Mrs. A-House September 10, 2008 11:37 am

    Hi Everybody !

    Ferd’s meal is braised and/or grilled penis of the llama. I think I saw Andrew Zimmern eat that dish on the Travel Channel.

    (be back later)

  548. A-House September 10, 2008 11:39 am

    WassupDoc, Tom Mui, Bighilofan2:

    A-House family truly apprecites your efforts to resovle the Cooke Field matter so the students and community can use the field ASAP.

    IMHO, I can still see, in the community, the support to UH with wearing of t-shirts, stickers on vehicles, buying tickets, etc.

    Let us continue to use last year’s football success to support UH in any manner/form that we can and let us not allow individuals to dampen progress that will be beneficial to the entire State of Hawaii.

  549. protector September 10, 2008 11:39 am

    Greetings Tsaiko-Nation! Am looking forward to seeing Koakane, James, Hiflyer & others again at Ige’s. I can’t stand that it’s only Humpday. I think I shared with some that although I rarely drink nowadays, I ordered a cocktail or beverage as tradition as in previous years (when I did observe the practice, it ended up in a UH blow-out of the other team). After the Florida game, I thought the magic died, but I forgot that I didn’t order it before the game. I will resume the tradition of cocktail/alcoholic beverage BEFORE the OSU game in the hopes of a UH blow-out victory over the “angry” beavers!

  550. A-House September 10, 2008 11:41 am


    Any word on whether the Wahine softball team got their WAC Championship bracelets?

    Last I heard was they were to presented at at Wahine volleyball game and many games have been played at Stan Sheriff Center.

  551. Ronnie September 10, 2008 11:44 am

    Doc – Thanks for the info on the Ching Field issues.

  552. koakane™ September 10, 2008 11:50 am

    rob25 no porget da char sui bao from cha hun sut ronnie favorite place. you two gals have a good tsai-ko parte. rob25 know how now because dat one a regula full memba now. enjoy and no come back rob25 if you no can share some pics of da funnnys yu’s going have.

    speaking of pounding da beavers, wat kazz comming ige’s? I think you can win da contest and no worry da tsai-ko’s get your back.

    da tsai-ko bruddah’s, sista’s, auntie’s, unko’s traveling to beaver land take care of each oddah and represent 808. GO WARRIORS, GO TSAI-KO’s

  553. Rob25 September 10, 2008 11:51 am

    Yes, Ronnie I leave Tuesday evening! Plenty of time for CC!

    Oops gotta cruise…might run into homey or (J)J…hoping that they aren’t wearing their Brazilian dental floss…cinammon or mint! Yikes!!

    See ya all later.

  554. las vegas September 10, 2008 11:51 am

    Mrs A House,
    Ferds meal is little Pikachu and Goober-Boy, formerly known as a pair of guinea pigs, a delicacy in Macca Picchu.
    Penis, indeed

  555. koakane™ September 10, 2008 11:52 am

    oh e kala mai hey ronnie how you?

  556. koakane™ September 10, 2008 11:53 am

    oh e kala mai ….. hey ronnie how you? tell bruddah jerry howzit for me.

  557. koakane™ September 10, 2008 11:54 am

    wat sup da blog going nuts or wat?

  558. Ronnie September 10, 2008 11:58 am

    Hi Koakane!

    I’m good. How you? I’ll tell him you send your regard 😉

  559. koakane™ September 10, 2008 11:58 am

    rob25 brazilian dental floss wow now I know you 100% tsai-ko memba.

    Frank wen you come home we got to get you initiated so can keep up w/ wifa.

  560. koakane™ September 10, 2008 12:02 pm

    hey ronnie gotta watch our for rob25 she wen change since she hang with da tsai-ko’s especially homey. bwhaaaaaaaaaaaa lol 😯

    well I know al dem eating at moo call so going eat my school hamburger stew. al you just killing me

  561. anonymous5 September 10, 2008 12:13 pm

    stephen tsai, u obviously dont know what ur talking about. it says u know uh football in and out all the way down to players 40 yd dash, but obviously you don’t. ive been watching practice everyday. 2 points 2 b adressed. 1st)tuika is an intriguing prospect off the radar. great player but isnt going to b that much of an impact because of a high ankle sprain. ankle sprains cause players to hold back the 110% effort needed to make on self better in practice. so i would think thee off the radar prospect coming up would be vaughn meatoga. hes a work horse out there and is only a FRESHMEN! and 2nd) the allen jones brothers are not second team. only CJ allen jones is while his younger brother, ive noticed, is on the scout team. sophomore elliot purcell is taking reps at 2nd along with CJ allen-jones. ive notice purcell is backup for both ends if u watch the games he is 1st to take snaps at either left (veikune) or right (fonoti) sides concluding that he is the top reserve over CJ allen-jones. maybe i should take your job stephen tsai. poor job, shows how much you know or how much u pay attention to uh football.

  562. anonymous5 September 10, 2008 12:13 pm

    stephen tsai, u obviously dont know what ur talking about. it says u know uh football in and out all the way down to players 40 yd dash, but obviously you don’t. ive been watching practice everyday. 2 points 2 b adressed. 1st)tuika is an intriguing prospect off the radar. great player but isnt going to b that much of an impact because of a high ankle sprain. ankle sprains cause players to hold back the 110% effort needed to make on self better in practice. so i would think thee off the radar prospect coming up would be vaughn meatoga. hes a work horse out there and is only a FRESHMEN! and 2nd) the allen jones brothers are not second team. only CJ allen jones is while his younger brother, ive noticed, is on the scout team. sophomore elliot purcell is taking reps at 2nd along with CJ allen-jones. ive notice purcell is backup for both ends if u watch the games he is 1st to take snaps at either left (veikune) or right (fonoti) sides concluding that he is the top reserve over CJ allen-jones. maybe i should take your job stephen tsai. poor job, shows how much you know or how much u pay attention to uh football.

  563. Hawaiianbod September 10, 2008 12:13 pm

    Good afternoon Tsaikos!

    From 12 noon to 1pm today:

    1420am – replay of Call the Coach
    1500am – Warrior Wednesday w/Pops Leahey/Russ Yamanoha (Live from East Side Grill)

  564. las vegas September 10, 2008 12:24 pm

    Howzit H’Bod

  565. Hawaiianbod September 10, 2008 12:29 pm

    Howzit LV! How’s everything in the 702? Still sweltering?

  566. Hawaiianbod September 10, 2008 12:34 pm

    new post

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    Remote Control Helicopter

    Fly your own Helicopter! Over 100 Ft! Easy to Fly, No Experience Necessary!

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