Colt makes the list

It always appeared as if Colt Brennan were an ambassador for Hawaiβ€˜i.
Maybe he does have political juice.
Colt has been invited to attend the Jan. 20 presidential inauguration, according to his father, Terry Brennan.
“I hope he wears matching shoes,” Terry mused.
Terry also said Colt had successful arthroscopic surgery to correct a “meniscus” problem. The procedure took about about 10 minutes, and Colt already has resumed weight training.
Colt arrives in Hawaiβ€˜i Feb. 3, and will stay for about a month.

COMMENTS

  1. azwarrior22 January 11, 2009 11:00 am

    1


  2. azwarrior22 January 11, 2009 11:00 am

    Hey I think that’s my 3rd time…OK, back to Giants game.


  3. jm2375 January 11, 2009 11:04 am

    3rd!


  4. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 11, 2009 11:05 am

    Hiya!


  5. jm2375 January 11, 2009 11:06 am

    Hi Liz! Is it raining yet on Kauai?


  6. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 11, 2009 11:07 am

    Um- Stephen. Isn’t Colt supposed to deliver a talk on Feb. 3 at the Lymphoma/Leukemia Benefit at the Willows?


  7. Stephen Tsai January 11, 2009 11:07 am

    jm:
    Did you go to vb last night?


  8. brew808 January 11, 2009 11:08 am

    Good for Colt! Good for Colt!! πŸ˜€


  9. jm2375 January 11, 2009 11:09 am

    ST – Nope. Once a week is all I can handle. Nah. Hubby sick, had to tend to him, big baby.

    Liz – #6. That’s what I thought!


  10. whitey January 11, 2009 11:09 am

    good morning tsaikos. good ball game, eagles-giants. the dogs have been doing real well in the playoffs and another dog looks like it will win today. warriors, take note on how they tackle and block. you can learn plenty from this game.


  11. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 11, 2009 11:09 am

    jm2375- it rained like the dickens last night. Waimea is sunny this morning. The weather appears to be coming out of the northwest and Doppler is pretty clear… even though the forecast says 80% chance of thundershowers.
    Who knows?

    ok…
    gotta cook breakfast, BBL


  12. brew808 January 11, 2009 11:10 am

    I’ll answer for her….. NO! 😯

    ST – in the future, you need to call her to remind to to show-up! πŸ˜€


  13. Stephen Tsai January 11, 2009 11:12 am

    Liz:
    I called back Terry. You’re right. He’s coming here on the 3rd.


  14. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 11, 2009 11:15 am

    Colt- the 3rd stringer- is the HOPE of the WASHINGTON Redskins. I am not surprised that he was invited to the Inauguration. Hawaii ties notwithstanding, Colt is an east coast phenom in the making. If anything, his tie to Hawaii has brought out a bunch of ignorant haters. I can’t wait for the NFL pre-season and a chance to see CB5 light it up again and earn his way to a higher position.

    WOW- Giants are self-destructing.


  15. TOM January 11, 2009 11:16 am

    Hey – top 20!

    PRIDE: I really appreciate your analysis – JASON, you too!

    A bit early (11:15am) but the sun is out etc. What happen to the storm?

    Good morning all!


  16. Stephen Tsai January 11, 2009 11:16 am

    Anyone else notice how well the VB team played … until the 10-minute intermission? Then kaput. I tell you, the 10-minute intermission is really 12 minutes, and the players get to warm up for, I dunno. 42 seconds. Only in Hawaiβ€˜i is there an extended break between Sets 2 and 3.


  17. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 11, 2009 11:18 am

    Colt and Obama in DC.
    wow…
    think about it.
    CHANGE WILL HAPPEN!

    Bwahahaha!

    Glad to help, ST. I’ll be in Sydney on the 3rd… tsaigh…. πŸ™


  18. Ronnie January 11, 2009 11:19 am

    Hi Brew!

    RE: UNLV game… We’re getting 2 rooms this time πŸ˜€

    I may be getting some extra tickets – so we have more room on the bench. It depends on how much they are.


  19. Stephen Tsai January 11, 2009 11:19 am

    Anyone else notice how giddy newscasters seem when they’re announcing impending storms?
    All of our paper’s East Honolulu leaders get like that, too. That’s because they weren’t around for the big New Year’s Eve storm in the 1980s, when the Hawaiβ€˜i Kai streets started cracking.


  20. Justin January 11, 2009 11:22 am

    anyone know who the five JC transfers are currently enrolled at UH?


  21. brew808 January 11, 2009 11:24 am

    Hiya Ronnie – Are you implying that some of us need more room on the bench? 😯

    BTW – my plans are also in flux. I might have an opportunity for “indoor” seats and may split my time there and with my Tsaiko friends. We’ll see…. πŸ˜† 😯 πŸ˜€


  22. brew808 January 11, 2009 11:29 am

    ST – Yup! That 10 minute break is a (momentum) killer! 😈

    Also, I’d pay attention whenever/whatever Malika forecasts – including the weather report. πŸ˜†


  23. Stephen Tsai January 11, 2009 11:29 am

    Justin:
    i think I posted it a few weeks ago, but I’m not sure where I put the list. But it was two Texas guys, Brett Leonard, the San Mateo DT and a defensive back whose name escapes me at the moment. Because of APR restrictions and graduations and such, they could only bring in in five at the break. That’s why Chizzy has to wait until May.


  24. 99club January 11, 2009 11:33 am

    Congrats Colt! Have fun.

    I worked as an Inaugural Committee limo driver in 1984-85. It was -20 on the night of the 19th and so cold that they had the ceremony indoors the next day. All I did the night before was deliver space heaters and parkas to the troops on the Mall! That was the only time I’ve seen the Potomac River iced over.


  25. brew808 January 11, 2009 11:36 am

    99 – Oh, then you weren’t there with General Washington? 😯 πŸ˜†


  26. AddahknowsportsΒ© January 11, 2009 11:37 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos and Tsaikettes!

    Wow! Awesome for Colt!

    And February, maybe he’ll come to our Karaoke Kall? πŸ˜€


  27. 99club January 11, 2009 11:38 am

    brew-
    From last post…

    NYUH to G or ChinaDrew: 6830
    ChinaDrew to 22London: 5060
    Hawaii to 22London: 7220
    Hawaii to ChinaDrew: 5070


  28. Ronnie January 11, 2009 11:38 am

    Brew – “indoor seats”??? Like Rich and Stretch in Boise? I hope the people around you don’t mind when you participate in the “First Down” cheer!


  29. FloridaTed January 11, 2009 11:42 am

    Considering that Colt is ‘only’ a third stringer (at the moment), he sure gets publicity like a starter.

    Shows you the force of his personality.

    I’ve heard that he will compete for at least back-up this pre-season. Makes sense to me.


  30. brew808 January 11, 2009 11:43 am

    99 – So the answer is one of our Kauai Tsaikos (likely Liz) to 22London? 😯 BTW – You cheated! Just looking at the map, it wasn’t obvious to me. Thanks for checking. πŸ˜†


  31. 99club January 11, 2009 11:45 am

    brew-
    Hah haaaaaaaaaa! But seriously, I missed my carriage and couldn’t make it up to New York in time.


  32. Irse January 11, 2009 11:47 am

    David Haafoka
    Brett Leonard
    Rodney Bradley
    Lametrius Davis
    Melvin Hopkins


  33. Irse January 11, 2009 11:48 am

    Oops
    Misspelled David Hafoka’s name


  34. lava January 11, 2009 11:49 am

    Ahhhh, recruiting talk. I suppose there is some other stuff going on somewhere in the world.


  35. 99club January 11, 2009 11:49 am

    Brew-
    I’m sure I’m not the only one with frequent flyer websites bookmarked. πŸ™‚

    Upon further review, however, whenever one of our members is deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan…


  36. A-House January 11, 2009 11:50 am

    brew:

    No be like some one we know who decided to FORSAKE the Tsaikos and sit in the “enclosed’ comforts with all the good eats – come sit with some very good people!!!

    Alright for Colt – bringing more respect to himself and the Warrior program. Wonder who decided he should be invited? Maybe it was Barrack himself!!! Just outstanding for Colt to be recognized as “somebody”!!


  37. Committed Road Warrior January 11, 2009 11:51 am

    Giants implode. The NFC Championship Game’s gonna be held in my backyard (figuratively, of course…..). Let’s see if I can get some tickets. They should be going on sale shortly….t-minus 15 minutes….


  38. Committed Road Warrior January 11, 2009 11:52 am

    Congrats to Colt!

    I wonder what he’s gonna be doing for the month or so he’ll be in the islands.


  39. 99club January 11, 2009 11:53 am

    San Diego in the snow. Interesting to see how the turf holds up.


  40. brew808 January 11, 2009 11:56 am

    Wow!!! How’s that for starting the game with a Charge!!! 😯 πŸ˜† 😯


  41. BigWave96744 January 11, 2009 11:58 am

    if Colt starts for the skins in 2012, he may decide if Obama is re-elected…. According to the Redskins prophecy. GOOGLE Redskins Prophecy if you never heard of how accurate the skins have been in determing who sits in the oval office.


  42. brew808 January 11, 2009 12:01 pm

    A-House – I missed a World Buffet call?!! Please advise the next time you plan to visit “that” part of the world again (prior to Sept). I might have a “deal” for you…. We should definitely plan on some event there or nearby in Sept! πŸ˜€


  43. brew808 January 11, 2009 12:05 pm

    The weather in Pittsburgh looks simply lovely…. tropical….. 😯 😈 πŸ™„


  44. Da Punchbowl Kid January 11, 2009 12:08 pm

    Way to go Colt! Represent! πŸ™‚


  45. 99club January 11, 2009 12:08 pm

    When will we know the schedule for UNR? March? It’ll probably be a cold November game, as usual.


  46. brew808 January 11, 2009 12:10 pm

    Wow – This looks like it might be a fun game! πŸ˜€


  47. 99club January 11, 2009 12:11 pm

    This is going to be a good game.


  48. brew808 January 11, 2009 12:12 pm

    99 – Who do you have in this game?

    Yeah – we weren’t very well organized last year in Reno. The Tsaikos need to be better organized in 2009! πŸ˜†


  49. A-House January 11, 2009 12:13 pm

    Mr. Ferd Lewis:

    I read your column this morning and am somewhat dissapointed in some of your comments regarding “why” Hawaii played certain teams on the road.

    I, for one, believe that if you want to be amongst the best you play the best – doesn’t matter where or the final score. It gives the coaches and players and fans the opportunity to witness what the “upper level” of competition is like and what UH must do to reach that level. It may enocurage more people to donate (money, material, labor) to UH sports.

    As for Florida, Urban Meyer, like the cry baby he was while at Utah, never wanted to play Hawaii at home because of (you list the excuses)———–. He does not want to lose to UH while at “powerful” Florida. Make ass for him!! Did you see his face during the entire first quarter at the Swamp? He could not believe the UH would be so tough and hold them scoreless! Unfortunately, the turnovers and a miraculous fumble where the ball was fumbled “forward” and bounced back into the arms of Tebow hurt the Warriors. If Alexander’s pass to the wide open WR was not over thrown, score would have been UH 7 and Florida 0 at the end of the first quarter.

    How many mid-major football teams can say that they played against 5 national championship teams – ony Hawaii. It would be interesting if the Boise States, Utah, TCU, and BYU played against Florida and Georgia and USC and see the final scores. BTW, Florida best South Carolina 66-10, but did anyone read how Florida BLASTED the Gamecocks? Did anyone hear any sports analyst or sports caster say how badly the Gamecocks got beat? I did not! Guess its easy to blast Hawaii, but leave the SEC alone.

    So, James Donovan, get well soon and continue to schedule the very best teams to play Hawaii – here or away – we will be there!!!


  50. Da Punchbowl Kid January 11, 2009 12:13 pm

    Hey Tsai-

    I notice in some of your posts, you start by saying : “word on the street says”.
    When you get the “word on the street”, is it on the street in front of your house in the morning? Or is it somewhere else? The only words I’ve seen on the street are “stop” and “yield”. What’s up with that?

    πŸ˜† j/k of course…


  51. brew808 January 11, 2009 12:14 pm

    I love it when A-House gets spun up! Heck – that’s most of the time! πŸ˜† 😯 πŸ˜€


  52. brew808 January 11, 2009 12:16 pm

    DPK – What, no graffiti by your house? The kids have chalk drawings/writing all over my street….. πŸ˜† 😯 πŸ˜€


  53. brew808 January 11, 2009 12:18 pm

    99 – You copying me or are we thinking the same things? If I were you, if it’s the later…. I’d be very, very concerned…. 😯 πŸ™„ πŸ˜†


  54. brew808 January 11, 2009 12:20 pm

    What’s in Sydney? Liz – you going to straighten them out too? 😯 πŸ˜†


  55. A-House January 11, 2009 12:20 pm

    Brew:

    Will be in Vegas in early April for a reunion.

    The World Buffet or the all you can eat ribs buffet at Red Rock are the leaders for the “formal” banquet.

    Will you be in the area?

    Las Vegas is working on finding a place for the Tsaiko gathering on 9/18/09. Maybe, the World Buffet at Rio will make his list. One down point is that they go not take reservations for large groups and it has no room large enough for us.


  56. d1ε³Ά January 11, 2009 12:22 pm

    Great Mo—Afternoon All! πŸ™‚

    Terrific news for CB5….
    that he’ll be back in the Aina in Feb! πŸ˜†
    I guess that other thing is OK, too. πŸ˜›


  57. Da Punchbowl Kid January 11, 2009 12:22 pm

    Brew-

    So what’s the word on your street? πŸ˜†

    A-house kinda has a point, ya gotta admit. I just want to make sure that “heavy” games against the big dogs are always guaranteed a “home and away” series though. And make sure UH makes good money when we play at their house.


  58. 99club January 11, 2009 12:25 pm

    Very concerned indeed. Time for a beer run!


  59. d1ε³Ά January 11, 2009 12:29 pm

    brew,

    LizK going for “spiritual renewal” kine conference Down Under. IMHO kinda short trip for going all that way…


  60. d1ε³Ά January 11, 2009 12:32 pm

    A-house,

    Possibility of being in Sin City in early April as well. Will let you (and LV) know if it happens. πŸ™‚


  61. brew808 January 11, 2009 12:32 pm

    A-House – maybe… and as for 2nd part – gotto “pull strings” – but probably have to settle on someplace else!

    DPK – there are words like “jump”, “Kelly”, “Amanda”, “here”….

    99 – to the “Lablatt Cave”, and back? πŸ˜†


  62. brew808 January 11, 2009 12:33 pm

    Hey….. I wondered how they cleared the line markers! Pretty clever! πŸ˜€


  63. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 11, 2009 12:37 pm

    A-House #49 – wow. You betcha. We gotta SEE what the BEST looks like. And then go after it. Or not. That’s what the choices are if Hawaii wants to take it to the next level.

    I say, let UH’s athletic progam be the cream of the crop that it can be. In the hardest of times, the most excellent will stay the most excellent and the half-hearted will fall.

    Jason- are you seeing the Math commercial by IBM???

    brew- I dunno what you are referring to- I gotta go back and read the last post.


  64. labrat January 11, 2009 12:37 pm

    Any recruits in this weekend?


  65. brew808 January 11, 2009 12:38 pm

    d1ε³Ά – Thanks for the info on Liz. She doesn’t talk to me anymore! πŸ™

    April? Hmmmmmm…. please keep me posted…. πŸ˜†


  66. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 11, 2009 12:41 pm

    d1- haha. brew808 knows what I’m wearing inside my house at any given time so I’m sure he knew I’d still be in NZ on the 3rd and in Stdney on the 4th… bwahahaha!
    I’m coming back soon because I need to save vacation days AND I’m still hoping to get a ticket to the ProBowl and meet and get autographs from the Redskins players on the football Ukuleleboi gave me!


  67. brew808 January 11, 2009 12:46 pm

    Hey – has anyone tried the “Angry Whopper” yet? Is it worth the calories and fat, or is it all hype? 😯


  68. d1ε³Ά January 11, 2009 12:46 pm

    LizK,

    😯
    TMI! re: your relationship with brew808! πŸ˜†

    Shucks! so you might be here for Pro Bowl but no can make it for the KKall?


  69. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 11, 2009 12:50 pm

    d1- the KK is on the same night as my Rotary Club’s annual Robert Burns Supper. It’s a major fundraiser for us.


  70. 99club January 11, 2009 12:50 pm

    Back!

    How many times has UH played in the snow?


  71. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 11, 2009 12:52 pm

    what a catch!
    I think he had possession before he hit the ground. But, oh well… whatever the rules are….


  72. 99club January 11, 2009 12:53 pm

    A liquor store open on Sunday in Texas?! Too funny. You have to go to a grocery store, but only after 12. You can buy a gun anytime, though.


  73. d1ε³Ά January 11, 2009 12:54 pm

    99club,

    bhf2 would be relieved! πŸ™„


  74. brew808 January 11, 2009 12:56 pm

    99 – Did they ask you if you wanted a cup of ice to go….? 😯 πŸ˜†


  75. brew808 January 11, 2009 12:57 pm

    …Even Rotary Presidents are wrong…. once in awhile…. πŸ˜€


  76. d1ε³Ά January 11, 2009 12:57 pm

    Another blow to the economy….

    Kapalua could lose the Mercedes.
    Some speculation that it could move to Wailea but more likely going to the mainland. πŸ™

    ….oh wait….
    I no watch golf! But still…..


  77. 99club January 11, 2009 12:58 pm

    Brew-
    I haven’t had an “angry whopper.” But on the subject of whoppers, did you see their ad with people who’ve never eaten a whopper voting which tasted better, a whopper or a big mac. What was amazing was you can check the results on whoppervirgins dot com. Even more amazing that the URL name wasn’t already taken! πŸ™‚


  78. d1ε³Ά January 11, 2009 1:00 pm

    99club,

    Methinks you didn’t need that last beer run. πŸ‘Ώ πŸ˜† 😯


  79. brew808 January 11, 2009 1:01 pm

    Hmmmm…. after those two quick scores, this game has turned into a close battle, much like the other games. Defense! 😐

    99 – What’s equally amazing is that someone was “geeky” enough to check that website, to check! 😯 πŸ˜† 😯


  80. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 11, 2009 1:01 pm

    Whopper Jr. is perfect for me. I can’t even handle the regular Whopper!

    Give me Burgerville any time, tho!


  81. jm2375 January 11, 2009 1:03 pm

    99club – I was in DC for that inauguration. Brrrrr… Last semester senior year at GU. Living in Roslyn. Don’t think I went out except for class. Waaaay too cold for this thin-blooded Hawaii girl. Remember my roomie from Jersey turning on all the faucets so they wouldn’t freeze. 😯

    Also, was there in early ’82. Remember Air Florida crash? They cancelled first day of school. My first winter. Temp was -5. Freshman in dorm with no tv, and no schoolwork since semester hadn’t started yet. Was bored, bored, bored.


  82. brew808 January 11, 2009 1:04 pm

    Whopper Jr. – right! πŸ™„ We’ve seen pix of the massive T-gate plates and other meals someone has devoured…. πŸ™„ 😯 πŸ˜€


  83. brew808 January 11, 2009 1:05 pm

    1782??? 😯


  84. Committed Road Warrior January 11, 2009 1:06 pm

    My buddy just called me from the Cardinals Practice Facility in Tempe and said the line at the ticket office was over 300 deep.

    I’m content watching the NFC Championship Game from my couch, but him, on the other hand…..


  85. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 11, 2009 1:06 pm

    99club- #72 …omg… (shaking head) nuff said.

    brew- are you saying I have this need to be “right” all the time??? Haha. you’re probably correct. That’s why I have to keep changing my mind all the time- to fix my erroneous thinking.
    😈
    It keeps life interesting. Especially when I can demonstrate so obviously to my kids that parents are just human too. πŸ˜†


  86. 99club January 11, 2009 1:06 pm

    NIce! 10-7 San Diego.


  87. 99club January 11, 2009 1:07 pm

    d1-
    And you’d be wrong. πŸ˜‰


  88. d1ε³Ά January 11, 2009 1:08 pm

    W & M Burger….

    or In & Out….


  89. brew808 January 11, 2009 1:09 pm

    …besides, it was for light beer, or a lager…..right? πŸ˜† 😯 πŸ˜€


  90. jm2375 January 11, 2009 1:09 pm

    brew – 1782, was that when you were born? :mrgreen:


  91. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 11, 2009 1:10 pm

    brew- Camellias is one thing. Fast food restaurants are something else…


  92. brew808 January 11, 2009 1:11 pm

    Ever try that 64 cal beer? I think even Liz could handle that! It’s probably not even worth opening the bottle….. πŸ™„


  93. jm2375 January 11, 2009 1:11 pm

    1782 – brew sailed the ocean blue


  94. d1ε³Ά January 11, 2009 1:11 pm

    99club,

    OK now you makin’ me really jealous….

    Stuck at work….hmmm…. maybe can get away soon πŸ‘Ώ


  95. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 11, 2009 1:13 pm

    da Korean boy made a nice catch!


  96. brew808 January 11, 2009 1:13 pm

    Liz – pictures are worth a thousand words, or in some case, 2000 calories…. πŸ˜† 😯 πŸ˜€


  97. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 11, 2009 1:15 pm

    d1- we are indeed among the blessed to have a job!


  98. SteveM January 11, 2009 1:17 pm

    Good morning afternoon everyone!

    bighilofan2:
    January 11th, 2009 at 9:48 am

    SteveM,

    garanz 8 tix for UNLV. who do i pay?

    bighilofan2 — gotcha listed, and knowing your past concerns in getting tckets to away games, I will try to explain…

    Rich2176 will be obtaining the tickets. We do not know when, but we do know he will come through. You will be dealing directly with Rich. Please be patient.

    Once he has the tickets Rich2176 will probably announce on the blog and send emails to the people who requested tickets. His email will give confirmation and any payment instructions. If he does not have your email address, I do via the survey and I will send him a listing of name, email, and ticket number when he is ready. In the meantime, the info is posted on the LAS 2009 web page to give a general overview and visible assurance that ticket/party requests were received.

    I will continue to collect ticket requests until Rich2176 is ready and tailgate and FRIDAY night party RSVPs until Sept. via the survey at:
    http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=_2b0TEhRn0xTX82JQRdJ2gyQ_3d_3d

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

    A summary of the data and plans are posted at:
    http://home.roadrunner.com/~smurashi/tsai-kos/las2009.html


  99. 99club January 11, 2009 1:17 pm

    brew-
    Fat Tire Ale.

    Liz-
    My first time in TX I was in a large grocery store (Furr’s I think) and I kid you not: on the same aisle the display went from milk, eggs, butter, then guns.

    jm2375-
    I remember the Air Florida crash. Howard Stern was a shock jock at one of the DC stations at the time and he called Air Florida reservations the morning of the crash to ask how much the fare was from DC National to the 14th Street bridge. I can’t stand the guy to this day.


  100. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 11, 2009 1:17 pm

    brew- that’s why I’m X-Liz… for now…


  101. 99club January 11, 2009 1:22 pm

    And I was #99…YESSSS…


  102. brew808 January 11, 2009 1:22 pm

    Woohoo! Just heard my nephew’s team is in the ILH BB finals! πŸ˜€

    Fat Tire is best out of the keg…. IMHO πŸ˜† 😯 πŸ˜€


  103. brew808 January 11, 2009 1:23 pm

    #101 – and that deserves another brewski! πŸ˜†


  104. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 11, 2009 1:24 pm

    99club- re Stern…. eeeeuw…


  105. d1ε³Ά January 11, 2009 1:25 pm

    ….tip-toe-ing out….

    heheheh


  106. 99club January 11, 2009 1:27 pm

    brew-
    #92…I know, what would be the point?

    And you NEVER hear them call it what it really is: diet beer.


  107. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 11, 2009 1:28 pm

    Hi SteveM- hope you are feeling better. I will probably want a ticket to the UNLV game… haven’t figured out how to get there yet. Have other trips emerging on my dancecard… class reunion in phx Oct 9 too.


  108. brew808 January 11, 2009 1:28 pm

    d1ε³Ά is into ballet? 😯 πŸ˜† 😯


  109. jm2375 January 11, 2009 1:29 pm

    99club – and his successor at that station, “The Greaseman”, almost got fired several years later for his cracks about the MLK holiday. Don’t know where da guy is now. He wuz funny but not really raunchy like Stern. I can’t stand Stern either.


  110. 99club January 11, 2009 1:30 pm

    Liz-
    They fired him after that stunt and that’s how he wound up in New York.


  111. brew808 January 11, 2009 1:30 pm

    1782!!??? 😯


  112. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 11, 2009 1:30 pm

    d1- just in time for the 2nd half!!!


  113. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 11, 2009 1:31 pm

    I love eyetv for the Mac… can blog and watch the game at the same time!


  114. 99club January 11, 2009 1:41 pm

    Snow stopped…that temp must be droppin’.


  115. 99club January 11, 2009 1:44 pm

    I smell an all-Pennsylvania super bowl. Pitt-Phillie.


  116. brew808 January 11, 2009 1:45 pm

    I wonder if you could ask for an “Angry Whopper Jr”? 😯


  117. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 11, 2009 1:47 pm

    wow wish there was some Charger blockers at the end of that last great run! Ayah…
    Steeler mojo is powerful today!


  118. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 11, 2009 1:49 pm

    Hey brew-
    I’m going to resurrect my Wii Fit today. Plantar Fasciitis has kept me off of it all this time but I can do a little barefoot time now.


  119. brew808 January 11, 2009 1:52 pm

    Don’t scare the cats! 😯 πŸ˜† πŸ™„


  120. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 11, 2009 1:54 pm

    ST:
    β€œI hope he wears matching shoes,” Terry mused.

    I love it. No matter who you are- your folks will keep your feet on the ground.
    The Brennans rock!


  121. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 11, 2009 1:55 pm

    brew- the cats have pretty much seen everything…


  122. brew808 January 11, 2009 2:01 pm

    Palu says…”Whoah – did you see that!” πŸ™„

    Squeaky say… “Yeah, sort of but I think I closed my eyes just in time! I’m going to pretend I’m napping. You let me know when it’s over! Palu? Palu? Where are you Palu?” 😯


  123. 99club January 11, 2009 2:02 pm

    And the ref throws a terrible towel….


  124. wafan January 11, 2009 2:02 pm

    Those poor cats.


  125. wafan January 11, 2009 2:03 pm

    Is that why Palu hid?


  126. Stephen Tsai January 11, 2009 2:04 pm

    DPK:
    Well, it must be a different “street” than the one in Maunawili, because Mr. A-House is always asking for updates.


  127. brew808 January 11, 2009 2:04 pm

    Whenever I hear of Willie Parker of the Steelers…. I think baseball and Willie Stargell and Dave Parker of the Pittsburgh Pirates! 😯 πŸ˜† πŸ˜€


  128. 99club January 11, 2009 2:04 pm

    #122 LMAO! (we’ve got four cats)


  129. Stephen Tsai January 11, 2009 2:07 pm

    Liz:
    That also was a reference to the Heisman show, when Colt’s shoes, I believe, were missing from his luggage.


  130. d1ε³Ά January 11, 2009 2:09 pm

    brew,

    What were you saying earlier about defense?


  131. brew808 January 11, 2009 2:12 pm

    Ah, December 2007…. The Heisman in NYC…. everything was still good and full of hope, promise, dreams…. πŸ˜€


  132. brew808 January 11, 2009 2:14 pm

    Nah… nobody ever listens to me… not even me! 😯 πŸ˜€


  133. brew808 January 11, 2009 2:17 pm

    Hey ST – When do classes start up again? Will you still be teaching at KCC? Boy, I miss them days too! Life was so simple, and easy…. πŸ˜†


  134. brew808 January 11, 2009 2:18 pm

    Sorry 99…. πŸ™


  135. Stephen Tsai January 11, 2009 2:19 pm

    Hey, Brew:
    It’s weird. I think of Dave Parker/Willie Stargell, too.
    I keep hearing Sister Sledge singing …


  136. brew808 January 11, 2009 2:20 pm

    We ARE family!!! πŸ˜†


  137. Stephen Tsai January 11, 2009 2:21 pm

    Nope, won’t be back at KCC.
    Catherine Toth is in charge there now, and she didn’t renew me.


  138. brew808 January 11, 2009 2:22 pm

    Maybe I should sign up for classes at KCC! 😯 πŸ˜† 😯


  139. 99club January 11, 2009 2:23 pm

    That was a great series.

    And more people thinking like brew…this is worrisome.


  140. A-House January 11, 2009 2:26 pm

    ST:

    Good neighbor, 13 or is it 12 days and counting!

    We came up with some scenarios on what info you will pass that will “knock us off our feet” – very interesting ones indeed including coaches.

    Patience is certainly a virtue.


  141. Stephen Tsai January 11, 2009 2:28 pm

    Brew:
    Some things aren’t what they seem.


  142. Stephen Tsai January 11, 2009 2:29 pm

    A-House:
    Actually, some things are brewing at UH, but I can’t talk about them right now. But you’re welcome to stop by the house for a cup of info.


  143. brew808 January 11, 2009 2:33 pm

    Too bad the didn’t have “surgical” beer to selectively kill off only those Tsaiko brain cells! They could call it “brew”! Haha! 😯

    Hey cry me a River! It looks like it’s Steelers vs. the Ravens! Both teams from the same Division. The Steelers beat the Ravens in both regular season games –

    9/29 –> 23-30 in OT at home
    12/14 –> 13-9 in Baltimore

    I guess you can predict a pretty close, DEFENSIVE battle for the AFC title! 😯 πŸ˜† 😯


  144. Stephen Tsai January 11, 2009 2:34 pm

    brew:
    Isn’t too early to call it?


  145. brew808 January 11, 2009 2:37 pm

    Well…. I started writing that last one before the last TD, when the Chargers still had only 1 net yd of offense in the 2nd half…. 😳


  146. brew808 January 11, 2009 2:38 pm

    Plus, I’m getting ready to watch the Tarheels vs. Wake in 30 minutes…. πŸ˜€


  147. brew808 January 11, 2009 2:39 pm

    No…. I don’t think I’m early…. only the final score is in question. 😯


  148. 99club January 11, 2009 2:42 pm

    Thanks for the reminder brew about the NC – Wake game. I like WF in this one.

    OK, now you can stick a fork in ’em. Chargers are done.


  149. brew808 January 11, 2009 2:45 pm

    Mmmmm… slow cooked BBQ brisket…. done! 😯 πŸ˜† πŸ˜€


  150. d1ε³Ά January 11, 2009 2:47 pm

    …time to tune back in to the Continental Sports Channel…


  151. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 11, 2009 2:50 pm

    Hiya.
    OK ST- thanks for the reminder about the Heisman thing. When I think of luggage, Stretch comes to mind…

    Wow.. I guess the Steel curtain has dropped on the Chargers…

    Washing curtains now…


  152. brew808 January 11, 2009 2:52 pm

    Note to self…. Please remember to ask 702 Tsaikos and some Cali ones driving in… if you have a monster cooler, can we load them up with bottle water, sodas, Hawaiian Sun drinks so that each bus has a supply of refreshments to start the after-game victory celebration in Sept! πŸ˜† 😯 πŸ˜€


  153. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 11, 2009 2:53 pm

    #142- hope is it good-kine news.


  154. brew808 January 11, 2009 2:54 pm

    #151 – sometimes just like some other Korean lady we know knew…. 😯


  155. Stephen Tsai January 11, 2009 2:54 pm

    I’m getting sleepy, but we’re going to Kalilimoku’s grad party in an hour.


  156. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 11, 2009 2:55 pm

    It’s not Friday and it ain’t muumuu πŸ˜†


  157. roysan16 January 11, 2009 2:55 pm

    I am glad A-House wrote about how he was disappointed that Ferd wrote a column saying it wasn’t a good idea that Hawaii played Florida on the road. Because I agree similarly with what A-House said. And I’m disappointed at Ferd, too, for not looking beyond the horizon.

    The residual effects down the road far outweigh the hardships of the Hawaii team traveling so far. And not getting a return date with Florida at Aloha Stadium.

    Not withstanding all the fervor and passion for the Florida game it’s the fan’s interests in games scheduled like this that adds to the fervor and passion for the program.

    I think it’s games like this, more importantly, *that sparks the fervor and passion in the youth across the state*.

    The indelible impression that it leaves on kids, as they watch our Hawaii team take a bad beating to the Florida team I believe *lights a fire in them* where some of this fervor and passion transcends down onto them and they do someday want to stay home and play for the Warriors.

    In the living rooms across the state the youth, the littlest ones growing up, *see the sorrows* on their parent’s face as their moms and dads cheerfully and, more so, cry fully moan the losses and drubbings of the the Hawaii team taking in the Sugar Bowl game and at Florida. The lasting impression in games like this, has what I believe contributes to the defining moment in the kid’s life, for here they are watching the Hawaii team on the national stage playing the best teams in the nation and getting beat up. It’s this *transference of pain and sadness of Hawaii getting beat up that serves as their wave of inspiration that someday may drive them to ascend in sports or elsewhere*. Yet, preferable and hopefully, someday to the UH program.

    So there is more beyond the horizon than what meets the eye. And people should realize this.

    Furthermore, I look at our youth today that are ascending onto the national and world stage-Brian Clay, Natash Kai, the two time World Champion Little Leaguers, Shane Victorino and many NFL players from Hawaii. And I pause and reflect in my mind if somewhere along the way if there were times when they watched their parents, uncles,aunties,neighbors and friends with tears and impassioned emotion after a Warrior loss. And if this made them steadfast in their pursuits.

    So in the end I would instead bridge the gap and continue playing the highest calibre teams in the country, here or away, because not only am I in agreement of “if you want to be the best you have to play the best theory”. But I firmly believe if this Warrior team ideology(playing the best anytime, anywhere) if continued and remain adopted is self serving to our youth as they, too, watch.. And this is important. And priceless. And the trickle down effect one can see how it can be foretelling as we are beginning to see today as our youth are ascending.

    Note-To Al. Regarding #208. I’m very flattered you offered to include me.
    But I’m having a hard time with my life right now, or for that matter most of my life, because it just seems like I’m rolling one gutter ball after the next. And not exposing who I am, namely having others seeing how inconsequential my life is I think this allows me to save face. And this is the honest answer. Nothing to do with me being condescending or snobbish because I really don’t try to be.. I do think you guys are a swell group. And it warms me to see pictures of you all having fun at tailgates and Karaoke.


  158. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 11, 2009 2:56 pm

    Have fun, ST!!! Please take some pix!


  159. 99club January 11, 2009 2:58 pm

    September 26: Philadelphia 15


  160. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 11, 2009 2:58 pm

    Go Sproles!


  161. 99club January 11, 2009 2:59 pm

    Oops!

    September 21: Phil 15 Pitt 6
    November 28: Phil 48 AZ 10

    Hmmmm…..


  162. brew808 January 11, 2009 3:01 pm

    A while back we did have a discussion about using curtains from certain homes as muumuus! And someone has been talking about her TV’s and recently, eyeTV….and traveling….and maybe exercising…and fuud…. and missed parties…. 😯 πŸ˜† 😯


  163. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 11, 2009 3:03 pm

    roysan16- I like your observations.
    Re gutterballs- no more perfect time to hang out with Tsai-kos and have a great time laughing and remembering what an endorphin rush feels like.
    Just an observation…


  164. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 11, 2009 3:04 pm

    ok brew- you guessed it.
    gigi and I are really the same person.


  165. brew808 January 11, 2009 3:06 pm

    11/23 Eagles @ Baltimore, 7-36 😯


  166. Stephen Tsai January 11, 2009 3:07 pm

    Sometimes I think “Ferd” writes too much about money issues.
    Honestly, I really don’t care if UH gets $600,000 or $1 million from a game. It’s not my money.
    As far as I can tell, UH hasn’t canceled any sports or games because of finances. And the lights and A/C still work in the Sheriff Center. So, really, what do I care?
    Now if somebody can tell me who’s going to play right tackle, that I’m interested in.


  167. brew808 January 11, 2009 3:07 pm

    That’s what I once said and you got all huffy! 😈


  168. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 11, 2009 3:11 pm

    ST- I guess it takes many eyes from many perspectives to keep life interesting. Tsai-ko crowdsourcing πŸ˜†


  169. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 11, 2009 3:11 pm

    ok time for Wii Fit. latahs!


  170. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 11, 2009 3:13 pm

    ps (waiting from brew to wonder why a fiance would impact the cancellation of UH sports…) bwahahaha!


  171. Stephen Tsai January 11, 2009 3:13 pm

    For instance, UH projects a shortfall for this fiscal year.
    Well, UH’s fiscal year is based on the academic calendar. So the official numbers aren’t due until June 30. Then they get audited twice. And a report is issued in, I dunno, October or November. So why the heck should I care in the first week of January about projections?
    But I digress.
    I’m just irked because these numbers stories are burying my volleyball stories.


  172. brew808 January 11, 2009 3:15 pm

    Kudos to the Kalilimoku’s – to Brad and all of his ‘ohana! πŸ˜† 😯 πŸ˜€


  173. Stephen Tsai January 11, 2009 3:16 pm

    Don’t forget that Corey Nielsen is chatting with us tomorrow.
    Of course, UH compliance called, and apparently there are a bunch of restrictions on what can be asked. I keep reminding them about that Amendment. I mean, it must be important, because it is the first one.


  174. brew808 January 11, 2009 3:19 pm

    Oh – was there a v-ball story in this morning’s HA? πŸ˜†

    And why is Liz talking about “fiance’s” in #170? 😯 πŸ™„ πŸ˜•


  175. brew808 January 11, 2009 3:21 pm

    Is there any concern that Mr. Nielsen hasn’t signed a NLI yet? πŸ™„


  176. brew808 January 11, 2009 3:21 pm

    …I mean in regards to this “chat”? 😳


  177. A-House January 11, 2009 3:26 pm

    roysan16:

    Thank you for your eloquent post on how UH losses can affect our youth and perhaps contribute to their future successes.

    This is another way of making a “contribution” to UH – it’s not only the money (large or small) or other material contributions that will make UH better; it’s our TOTAL effort that counts and we can take pride in all our contributions.

    Like LizK says, no matter what your current situation is, come join us and make as many memories as you can that will sustain you at all times. I believe that’s the way it is for all of us. Total strangers who found a medium for fun, food, football, and becoming very special friends.


  178. Long Time UH Fan January 11, 2009 3:26 pm

    A-House and Roysan 16

    I agree; to be the Best you have to play the best!


  179. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 11, 2009 3:26 pm

    brew- #174- ST fixed his typo.

    So ST- The restriction is on what can be ASKED or what can be said in REPLY???
    hmmm.

    OK. bye for now, really!


  180. brew808 January 11, 2009 3:31 pm

    So why is Liz still talking about “fiance’s”? 😯 πŸ™„ πŸ˜•


  181. A-House January 11, 2009 3:31 pm

    Brew:

    Corey can sign the NLI on 2/4/09 or was it 2/6/09 since he is still in high school.

    ST:

    Thank you for reminding them of our First Amendment rights. I, for one, wonder how effective the NCAA truly is. Afterall, when they wanted to control revenue, the BSC was born and they really suck.


  182. A-House January 11, 2009 3:33 pm

    ST:

    Read your post, but it’s too late today to stop by and have that cup of info.

    However, will get Midori to call later this week and we can sit and discuss cups of …………………


  183. brew808 January 11, 2009 3:35 pm

    Sport Initial Signing Date Final Signing Date
    Football (Midyear JC Transfer) December 17, 2008 January 15, 2009
    Football (Regular Period) February 4, 2009 April 1, 2009

    http://www.ncaa.org/wps/portal/nli


  184. brew808 January 11, 2009 3:36 pm

    …. triple chocolate cupcakes? 😯 πŸ˜€


  185. Stephen Tsai January 11, 2009 3:37 pm

    brew:
    their concern was that boosters aren’t supposed to influence recruits. i figured since he verbaled in July, we’re pretty sure what his intent is. i might need people to promise not to be boosters if they wish to ask questions.


  186. Stephen Tsai January 11, 2009 3:37 pm

    The other idea is to bring Manti on, and everyone can pretend to be boosters from UCLA, BYU, Notre Dame, USC …


  187. Stephen Tsai January 11, 2009 3:39 pm

    The best part is when UH calls, and the preface is: “I heard that you wrote on your blog …”
    Nobody ever admits to reading it.
    So, my natural reaction is: “I don’t know what you’re talking about.”


  188. brew808 January 11, 2009 3:48 pm

    Wow….wow… lau lau!!! 99 – you watching and enjoying this BB game? I LOVE ACC basketball! πŸ˜† 😯 πŸ˜†


  189. brew808 January 11, 2009 3:58 pm

    Tebow announces his return in 2009. 😐


  190. Da Punchbowl Kid January 11, 2009 4:03 pm

    roysan-

    I don’t attend as many Tsaiko functions as some here do, but without exception, when I do attend one, it’s pure bliss. My son attended this last week’s CC for djmitcho and came away extremely impressed by the variety and niceness of those in attendance.

    You are an extremely intelligent and thoughtful poster, as evidenced by what you write here, and I have one word for you: engage. Even if you can’t make it to all of the functions due to financial or personal considerations, try to make it to at least a couple of functions, you’ll see what all the fuss is about.

    It’s sounds cliche or maybe even like I’m blowing smoke, but I have met some of the best folks I’ve ever known here, and being a Tsaiko has truly changed my life for the better in many ways. As A-House and others have suggested, it really is about friendship and happiness, regardless of what ever else is going on with us as individuals.

    Find a way if you can… I f you need a ride or other help let us know. Somebody will be glad to help. You are, by the quality of your posts, a quintessential Tsaiko and we’d all love to meet you. πŸ™‚


  191. 99club January 11, 2009 4:08 pm

    brew-
    It’s listed in the local paper as being on FSN but they are showing Mav’s highlights among other things NOT ACC B-ball. *sniff*


  192. brew808 January 11, 2009 4:14 pm

    99 – Sorry to hear that! πŸ™ You’re missing out on a Fantastic game! It’s tied 44 all at half. Wake has been ahead by 5, NC by 2. It’s back and forth at a frantic pace! I’m watching on DirecTV as my cable provider has the CSNBA reserved for GS Warriors. Oh wait, that game started. Gotta go… πŸ˜† 😯 πŸ˜€


  193. Stretch January 11, 2009 4:16 pm

    Good Afternoon Tsaikos!!

    One more room down, one more to go. Then I get to do the rest of the house.

    Stephen Tsai:
    January 11th, 2009 at 3:37 pm
    brew:
    their concern was that boosters aren’t supposed to influence recruits. i figured since he verbaled in July, we’re pretty sure what his intent is. i might need people to promise not to be boosters if they wish to ask questions.

    so what are the “rules” for tomorrow??


  194. brew808 January 11, 2009 4:18 pm

    99 – I thought you had satellite? πŸ˜† 😯 πŸ˜€


  195. Da Menehune January 11, 2009 4:19 pm

    Watching NC WF on 228 and Duke FSU on 219. No HD


  196. brew808 January 11, 2009 4:20 pm

    Wow – Stretch – I guess you’ve been working hard! 😳 Oops, I forgot to emphasize the key word… guess…. πŸ˜†


  197. Da Punchbowl Kid January 11, 2009 4:22 pm

    Stretch-

    No eye gouging, shots to the privates or headbutts?


  198. brew808 January 11, 2009 4:26 pm

    …no use of foreign objects, including folding chairs… when the ref says break, he wants a clean break…. when the opponent is down, you’re sent to the neutral corner, …. 😯


  199. Stretch January 11, 2009 4:26 pm

    brew – I relax all week for the one day that I have to do work at home.


  200. brew808 January 11, 2009 4:30 pm

    We call it “strategic planning”…. πŸ˜€


  201. Da Punchbowl Kid January 11, 2009 4:30 pm

    Speakin’ of Colt…

    I have a dream. One day, after an All Pro career, he will return to Hawaii, become the youngest head coach ever at UH, win it all a few times and then run for Governor. And win. That’s my dream.

    Okay, time for my nap.


  202. Jason January 11, 2009 4:35 pm

    brew808: Angry Whopper can be gotten as a regular, a double, or a triple. I don’t think you can get it as a Jr. Eh, it’s okay β€” there’s pepperjack cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato, battered onions, jalapeΓ±os, and ketchup. I was hungry yesterday, so I got it for lunch. Very messy, but it left me full for a while.

    LizKauai: IDK anything about a math commercial. I’ll keep an eye out for it, though.

    d1: Hehe, you must really be enjoying that DVD set.


  203. jm2375 January 11, 2009 4:37 pm

    ACC, who dat? Big East, baby!!


  204. brew808 January 11, 2009 4:40 pm

    I think you meant to phrase it slightly differently, such as…

    ACC! – Who dat big east baby…? πŸ˜† 😈 πŸ™„


  205. Da Punchbowl Kid January 11, 2009 4:43 pm

    A Triple Angry Whopper? Hmmmm… Must have had a REALLY rough childhood…

    I’ve seen the word “angry ” used to describe the flavor of other food items. Would you believe… “Angry” spaghetti sauce? Maybe it’s because of all the violence on TV these days.


  206. brew808 January 11, 2009 4:46 pm

    Eh – what happened to the nap? Pretty short nap…. hope you weren’t counting on any “beauty” benefits from that…. πŸ˜†


  207. Committed Road Warrior January 11, 2009 4:48 pm

    DPK, I like that dream.


  208. Da Punchbowl Kid January 11, 2009 4:52 pm

    There isn’t enough nap in all the cosmos, to help some things… πŸ˜†

    But fo’ real now….

    zzzzzzzZZZZZzzzzzz


  209. brew808 January 11, 2009 4:59 pm

    Okay – I like that dream too! But for some reason, I don’t see the coaching path. After a long and storied NFL career, I see Colt going directly into the sportscasting booth (like SF#8). All the while, he’s an active Warrior booster, helping w/ recruitingm, fund-raising, and mentoring from the side. Then moving on to AD or 808 politics…. Hey, but I’m cheering for the Tarheels…. 😯 πŸ˜€ πŸ™„


  210. brew808 January 11, 2009 5:03 pm

    Did Duke play and beat FSU yesterday? 😯


  211. brew808 January 11, 2009 5:10 pm

    UNC – Tyler Hansbrough: Do you think he’s peaked BB wise? I don’t see that much upside potential left for him. He’ll get stronger and more experience, but I think the skill set is nearly tapped. IMHO What do you think? 😯


  212. 99club January 11, 2009 5:40 pm

    brew-
    The thing I hear most about Tyler Hansbrough is that he needs a consistent mid-range jumper to really be successful at the next level.

    Yeah, I had satellite with all the sports bells and whistles but switched to cable right at the end of the November. We were unhappy with the local channel reception…really blurry.


  213. bighilofan2 January 11, 2009 5:42 pm

    Howzit howzit.

    i dunno about yuz all, but da idea of 2 Pa teams battling for champ really stinks. now i’m rootin fo da Cards an Wagner, cuz he looks like Greg. πŸ˜€ but i’m having mixed emotions, cuz Andy looks like Mack. πŸ˜€


  214. brew808 January 11, 2009 5:45 pm

    Warner? πŸ˜• And don’t forget the Ravens…. πŸ˜€


  215. Garret January 11, 2009 5:45 pm

    their concern was that boosters aren’t supposed to influence recruits. i figured since he verbaled in July, we’re pretty sure what his intent is. i might need people to promise not to be boosters if they wish to ask questions.

    ST,

    Sadly, according to NCAA rules, most of the people who post here are *already* boosters. And there are major problems that occur when boosters communicate with recruits before they sign their NLI. An “accidental bump” is allowed, when you run into someone in person by accident and happen to say hi…but anything online would be termed *not* accidental. It would be very, very easy to get UH in trouble with the NCAA over Corey Nielsen.

    Once people give money to a school, like the Tsaikos have done already, or a group has gotten together to support the athletic program (JUGS machine, selling t-shirts and giving the proceeds to Na Koa or the Athletic Department), then those people are pretty much considered boosters for the rest of their lives. Other Tsaikos donate regularly to UH or the Athletic Department, and some are Na Koa members. They cannot promise to not be boosters in the future…they are already boosters.

    Verbals do *not* reduce the restrictions on boosters communicating with recruits. This is not first amendment rights, as the NCAA is not a government entity. Otherwise, you could have UH arrange to have boosters meet with recruits during recruiting trips or in chat rooms…those things would automatically prevent the recruit from ever signing with UH.

    So, on this occasion (and this is rare!), I side with the compliance people about the need for caution. For example, I can think of at least 10 questions that would make Corey Nielsen forbidden from signing with UH and could result in other sanctions. I would *not* ask those questions, but others could ask them out of curiousity or out of a desire to help recruiting. Or, you could have fans of other teams (you know that some read this blog) pose as UH fans and use the chat to get UH into trouble. That would NOT be something that UH needs so close to NLI day.

    Long day for me (park picnic, birthday party for 2 friends, etc.) and I need to put my kids to bed now. I hate being a downer anyway, and this was not a positive post.


  216. bighilofan2 January 11, 2009 5:46 pm

    DPK

    wat yu doing Tues eve? maybe Shinsho Tei? we go do one KK preview?


  217. bighilofan2 January 11, 2009 5:52 pm

    to da NCAA and Reggie Bush.

    you are a bunch of fakes!

    I changing my name so you dunno who I am tomorrow. gunnfanit, you guyz make it hard for us nice peeps to make a nice guy feel welcomed.

    no wonda you are known as scalawags.

    Corey Neilsen, welcome to Hawaii and adulthood. /s/ “Hilo boostah2”
    πŸ˜€

    an Ferd Ferd ferd…

    we should be playing da best, whereva. period. think of Utah. day no cry baby. day just play… if you want respect, don’t talk your way into da champs. play, cuz eventually day gotta fight you. think of da midget, Stallone, Napoleon, Joe Pesci, Danny DeVito… πŸ˜€


  218. bighilofan2 January 11, 2009 5:54 pm

    so if I asked Corey,

    :whats it feel like, the opportunity to be a modern day Hawaii hero?

    him answering that will cause him grief? give me a break!


  219. brew808 January 11, 2009 6:10 pm

    I don’t know the letter of the rules…. but I have to say that I don’t believe that is an allowable question! 😯 I think you can ask about his stats, his play, his HS, even his visit to 808 and the campus. But I don’t believe you can ask anything that can be construed as enticement, recruiting, or influencing his decision in any way or form. IMHO 😐

    Frankly, I don’t think we should do this. IMHO. I don’t want the Tsaikos to be in ANY way responsible for messing up student athlete’s future…. 😐


  220. bighilofan2 January 11, 2009 6:13 pm

    an again to Ferd Ferd Ferd

    and Jimmy D Jimmy D Jimmy D….

    da only way, and I mean da only way, Warrior Nation gonna be a top contendah

    is fo go to Florida, Oregon State, Notre Dame and go fo fight, fight fight. we ain’t gonna be a somebody by playing Central Arkansas. da only way we going to keep our best is for them to feel they have a stake in the fight with the best. right now, our best don’t feel they have a stake…
    they just thinking about themselves. going away, seeing the world, come back someday….

    our best gotta feel like da Florida kids feel…
    its a matter of life and death…..

    if they felt like that, no way they’d go away…. jmo


  221. wafan January 11, 2009 6:21 pm

    I agree with Garret and Brew. Better safe than sorry. The opportunity for a blogger from an opposing school to ruin it for Cory and the UH is too great. Better to keep it low key now and then blog with him after he signs.

    Besides, Cory probably visits this site already and knows of our interest and excitement in anticipation of his signing and arrival!

    What the heck? We have waited this long, what is another bunch of weeks?


  222. Manoa January 11, 2009 6:28 pm

    I am glad that we are not doing the chats– no sense taking a chance– other schools have gotten burned and most now try to stop anything like that on websites or blogs.

    There is another problem for UH, they must try to stop the blogging/chatting, otherwise it is something they will need to investigate and quite likely have to self report to the NCAA. This is what got a lot of schools concerned. So from the compliance standpoint, better to stop it than to allow it and have to report it as a possible violation they knew about.


  223. bighilofan2 January 11, 2009 6:39 pm

    how does da rules work if Coirey’s already enrolled at UH? how woujld he be here if he wasn’t already enrolled?

    yu guyz throwing da palu right by da black bears, and you expect us to not ask questions? πŸ˜€ just asking…. πŸ˜€


  224. whitey January 11, 2009 6:59 pm

    bhf2, you one sharp cookie. i think you are right that Corey starts classes at UH tomorrow.


  225. bighilofan2 January 11, 2009 7:03 pm

    ho whitey whitey whitey πŸ˜€ howzit my bradda.

    I stay waitin fo sumbuddy tele me dat Williamns da Aussie stay tutorial wit Jason da brain tomorrow, aerodynamic feeta patta 101. πŸ˜€


  226. bighilofan2 January 11, 2009 7:06 pm

    betta safe day sorry = NYG. I’d radda be a ruffian like Reid. seen da hairs on his face? dat bugga ready fo go on Planet Earth channel. πŸ˜€

    an yu seen summa da Dline guyz? which brings up my point.

    an wats wrong with Quentin? 4th and 6 inches. I bet on Quentin.

    c’mon Quentin. us bradduz are ruttin fo yu! πŸ˜† πŸ˜€


  227. bighilofan2 January 11, 2009 7:09 pm

    whitey, guess what I had fo dunnah? 3-4 lb papio, fried in olive oil, wit garlic salt, pepper, chiliz, carrots, peas, corn, broccoli, beans. yum yum yum. da papio came right by Coconut island. yum yum…


  228. SteveM January 11, 2009 7:10 pm

    Hi bighilofan2 and whitey!

    bighilofan2 — did you see my post #98 at 1:17 PM today?

    whitey — I was thinking about you today…las vegas is looking for something and I think maybe you got… kinda roundabout way but maybe best. πŸ™‚


  229. bighilofan2 January 11, 2009 7:10 pm

    any latest word on Tyler? keep up the school Tyler. If RobertK can, you can!


  230. bighilofan2 January 11, 2009 7:12 pm

    SteveM

    yup. waitin fo directions.


  231. bighilofan2 January 11, 2009 7:13 pm

    hoboy. the UNLV is my mudda in laws’s birfday. she thinks we going Las Vegas fo her. surprise surprise surprise.


  232. wafan January 11, 2009 7:29 pm

    For all of you coming out to Seattle for the WSU game on 9/12 . . . otherwise, you might want to skip this post.

    Izzy is checking on breakfast and brunch buffets in the area. It does not look good. High prices or non-existent. Will continue looking, but may be changed to a dinner buffet. Problem is that Seattle just does not have very many Tsai-ko friendly (inexpensive with lots of good food) buffets.

    On the other hand, for those looking for hotel/motel rooms in the Seattle area, Izzy suggests these (cut and paste the hotel internet sites in a new window to open):

    =========================================

    Best Western Pioneer Square
    77 Yesler Way
    Seattle, Washington 98104-2530
    Phone: 206/340-1234
    Fax: 206/467-0707
    Complimentary Breakfast
    http://www.bestwesternwashington.com/hotels/best-western-pioneer-square-hotel/

    =========================================

    Comfort Suites
    Downtown Seattle Center
    601 Roy Street
    Seattle, WA 98109
    (206) 282-2600 phone
    (206) 282-1112 fax
    Complimentary Breakfast
    http://www.comfortsuites-seattle.com/

    =========================================

    Travelodge Seattle By The Space Needle
    200 6th Avenue North
    Seattle, WA, 98109 US
    Phone: 206-441-7878
    Fax: 206-448-4825
    Free Bear Bites Breakfast
    http://www.travelodge.com/Travelodge/control/Booking/property_info?propertyId=07033&brandInfo=TL
    http://www.travelodgeseattlecenter.com/

    =========================================

    Quality Inn & Suites
    Seattle Center
    225 Aurora Ave North
    Seattle, WA 98109 Front Desk
    1-800-255-7932
    (206) 728-7666
    Deluxe Continental Breakfast
    http://www.qualityinnseattle.com/

    =========================================

    Ramada Seattle Downtown
    2200 5th Avenue
    5th Ave & Blanchard Street
    Seattle, WA, 98121 US
    Phone: 206-441-9785
    Fax: 206-448-0924
    http://www.ramada.com/Ramada/control/Booking/property_info?propertyId=00015&brandInfo=RA

    =========================================

    The Red Lion Hotel on Fifth Avenue
    1415 Fifth Avenue
    Seattle, WA 98101
    (Phone) 206-971-8000
    (Fax) 206-971-8101
    http://www.redlion5thavenue.com/
    http://redlion.rdln.com/HotelLocator/HotelOverview.aspx?metaID=32

    =========================================

    Best Western Executive Inn
    200 Taylor Avenue North
    Seattle, WA 98109
    Phone: 206-448-9444
    Fax: 206-441-7929
    complimentary hot breakfast buffet
    http://book.bestwestern.com/bestwestern/productInfo.do?propertyCode=48068#null

    =========================================
    You might also check with Stretch and crew for the hotel in which they stayed for the Seahawks g ame last year. Sorry, I do not remember the name of the hotel, but as I recall it was a few blocks (a very short cab ride away) from Qwest Field.


  233. A-House January 11, 2009 7:44 pm

    bighilofan2:

    You going bring her to our cattle call? It may be some kind of a birthday surprise to meet all us Taiskos!

    I like meet her.


  234. A-House January 11, 2009 7:50 pm

    Whitey:

    Howzit?

    I forgot that Corey and Billy Ray graduated early and will be enrolled for classes tomorrow.

    All you lawyers, if Corey is already enrolled, but has not signed his NLI, does that mean “hands-off” until 2/4/09?

    If your answer is yes, then ST should re-schedule the chat to a day after 2/4/09. Better safe than sorry!!!

    We would NOT want to jeopardize his decision to become a Warior.


  235. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 11, 2009 8:34 pm

    Jason and jm2375- I thought of you when this commercial played during one of the playoff games:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-udGE8POcZk


  236. d1ε³Ά January 11, 2009 8:48 pm

    LizK,
    Are Wii Fit yet?


  237. whitey January 11, 2009 9:00 pm

    you guys are good fun tonight. i think once you are enrolled and going to class, the loi is moot. i think it applies only if you are still in hs or the military.

    bhf2, now you make me jealous. did you catch the papio??

    stevem, will give las vegas a call tonight.


  238. alβ„’ January 11, 2009 9:01 pm

    ahouse,

    are you sure corey is enrolled already. billy ray yes, but, corey ?????


  239. whitey January 11, 2009 9:02 pm

    A House, did you leave any kala in vegas or did you bring most of it home?


  240. Jason January 11, 2009 9:03 pm

    Love the commercial!!! πŸ™‚

    The line about protein folding reminds me of the featured speaker at the conference I attended last summer. His name is Dr. Erik Demaine, and he’s a professor at MIT. He earned his Ph.D. and joined the MIT faculty at age 20! His series of talks was on having fun with math, and one of the things he did was talk about origami. He tied that to his work on computational origami, which deals with folding algorithms similar to those being studied in protein folding.


  241. alβ„’ January 11, 2009 9:05 pm

    Stephen Tsai:

    January 11th, 2009 at 11:16 am
    Anyone else notice how well the VB team played … until the 10-minute intermission? Then kaput. I tell you, the 10-minute intermission is really 12 minutes, and the players get to warm up for, I dunno. 42 seconds. Only in Hawaiβ€˜i is there an extended break between Sets 2 and 3.

    um, yes i did…..

    al β„’:

    January 11th, 2009 at 12:40 am
    remember how st was talking about how the ten minute set break between sets 2/3 was a momentum killer.

    well, it was proven tonight.


  242. whitey January 11, 2009 9:07 pm

    i think the question about Corey should be has he graduated?? If he has, then i don’t think ncaa rules because he is no longer a hs student.


  243. FloridaTed January 11, 2009 9:09 pm

    Wow, Jason,

    I didn’t know you could fold proteins and algorithms. Don’t you have to iron them first, though?


  244. whitey January 11, 2009 9:10 pm

    plus imho, i don’t think ST would do anything stupid to jepordize an athlete’s career.


  245. whitey January 11, 2009 9:12 pm

    las vegas, are you lurking out there??? i tried calling you and left message.


  246. alβ„’ January 11, 2009 9:15 pm

    i believe that nielsen is still in hs. wasn’t he like the class valedictorian or something??


  247. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 11, 2009 9:15 pm

    d1- Wii are going to be Fit πŸ˜†
    I started my baseline work, balance and yoga before my heels gave out.
    Leetle by leetle…

    Jason- glad you liked the commercial. I thought it was a commercial for Jason!

    uh oh- the wind is picking up again.
    lemme go look at da doppler.


  248. alβ„’ January 11, 2009 9:16 pm

    whitey….are you behaving and staying away from the darker parts of town?


  249. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 11, 2009 9:17 pm

    hmm. no rain is sight yet but I can see the froth from the wind on the ocean showing up.


  250. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 11, 2009 9:18 pm

    Right in front of Waimea…


  251. alβ„’ January 11, 2009 9:20 pm

    liz…this morning in kona the first wave of storm hit the coast so fiercely that within 15 minutes the roads were rivers and winds were gusting at 40mph.

    so strong and so fierce that the cruise ship had to turn to face the wind in a precautionary position.


  252. alβ„’ January 11, 2009 9:21 pm

    does every island have a “waimea”?


  253. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 11, 2009 9:24 pm

    al- I also saw that someone was killed trying to rescue kayakers caught in the storm – God Bless him.


  254. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 11, 2009 9:25 pm

    whoa- peeps are racing through our neighborhood….


  255. alβ„’ January 11, 2009 9:27 pm

    i know many have been also lambasting ron lee. but, if the parts don’t work as it was draw up on the drafting table then the structure cannot be built. we certainly had many parts missing.

    i also believe that the coordinators should be cut loose and allowed to run and direct their kuleana as described in their job descriptions. the lee brothers know what needs to be done and know how to call a game if they were allowed to.

    for example, ron lee was never conservative in his play calling in the past. even when his second and third string went in the game plan was still carried out as if the first team was in, thus, sharpening the skills of the bench and creating depth. he would only call off the dogs until a four-five td lead was had in the fourth quarter.

    i hope that the coordinators are given a free reign this coming year. coach mack needs to let go the purse strings.


  256. letsgowarriors January 11, 2009 9:28 pm

    i hope we get surprises this week…


  257. alβ„’ January 11, 2009 9:30 pm

    liz….what a tragedy. that storm hit rather sudden. there were many kayakers, swimmers, and paddlers in the water at the onset.


  258. A-House January 11, 2009 9:32 pm

    whitey:

    we left tons of $$$ in sin city – please, do all you can to make back some of what we left behind and also for Stretch and g’nalo.

    but. look out LV when the Tsaikos arrive during week of 9/15/09 because we are going to WIN and WIN BIG!!!

    al:

    Believe Corey graduated in 3 one-half years like Billy Ray and enrolled for classes.

    please, someone, correct me if I am wrong! surely will not be the first or last time.


  259. alβ„’ January 11, 2009 9:32 pm

    letsgo………..me too. i have a feeling it may take two weeks due to circumstances of note.

    stay tuned.

    what? snowing in denver?
    feel like you miss the hawaii weather about now?


  260. whitey January 11, 2009 9:33 pm

    lizk, thought the storm had passed thru. prayers that the storm will pass with minimum damage.


  261. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 11, 2009 9:33 pm

    Shouting out to the new Tsai-ko I just met on Facebook. You there???


  262. alβ„’ January 11, 2009 9:33 pm

    ahouse
    wait til tomw and ask him.
    or
    go down the street with an apple pie to talk story with the neighbor.


  263. grapes January 11, 2009 9:36 pm

    corey and billy ray are still in high school……


  264. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 11, 2009 9:36 pm

    Stephen- If we need a substitute blog chatter tomorrow, I suggest Pride. His mana`o is always interesting and stimulating!


  265. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 11, 2009 9:38 pm

    al- Kauai also had a drowning – but for a different reason. Luckily, my son was off that day. But it was in the area that he guards.


  266. letsgowarriors January 11, 2009 9:40 pm

    only snowed twice since i been here. getting lots of sun, but super cold.

    there was a small article/editorial today in the Denver post about 21st century recruiting and blogging. apparently college coaches are now writing blogs to keep fans informed. maybe tsai can relay the message to Mack and he can start a blog.

    http://www.denverpost.com/colleges/ci_11421121


  267. letsgowarriors January 11, 2009 9:41 pm

    btw, how come Mack has not commented on the 5 JC transfers that have already signed their LOI?


  268. Da Punchbowl Kid January 11, 2009 9:44 pm

    Ya know, wif all o’ dis chat/ncaaa rules controversy here tonight, I’m glad we have the wise counsel of bhf2, Esquire and Papio fisherman extraordinaire.

    Somewhere, a man with a big forehead, who has remained strangely silent while we worried and posted about the chat thing is having a good chuckle at at our antics. πŸ˜‰

    So the initial rules stand, I guess, no head butts, eye gouging, folding chairs etc. … πŸ˜†


  269. uhwarriors January 11, 2009 9:45 pm

    Even though we are thrilled that a prospect has verbally committed to the Warriors, we need to be very careful in communicating with him or his family on a blog, message board or via any other means (i.e. myspace, facebook, etc.).

    The long and the short of it is that if you have ever been a member of Na Koa or any UH booster club or contributed to any UH booster club, Koa Anuenue or the UH athletic department, you are considered a β€œrepresentative of the institution’s athletics interest” and you retain that status indefinitely (NCAA Rule 13.02.13). You should be aware that if you pay a β€œpremium seat contribution” for any sport, you are making a contribution to Koa Anuenue.

    If you fall under the definition above, you are a β€œrepresentative of the institution’s athletics interest” and cannot have any contact with a recruit or his family until he has enrolled in school. If you inadvertently come into contact with a recruit or his family, you shall β€œnot engage in any dialogue in excess of a greeting” and must β€œtake appropriate steps to immediately terminate the encounter” (NCAA Rule 13.02.3). So for those of you may fall under the definition of β€œrepresentative of the institution’s athletics interest”, please be careful about any communication with recruits and their families.


  270. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 11, 2009 9:49 pm

    uhwarriors. ok. So, uh, hmmm, how’s the weather where you are???


  271. Da Punchbowl Kid January 11, 2009 9:50 pm

    I think since we have the legal counsel here, it’s time to ask the hard hitting question that’s on everybody’s minds at this point…

    What did you use for bait for dat papio? πŸ˜†


  272. Pomai January 11, 2009 9:54 pm

    The whole ncaa is a joke, but the problem is that it is a joke we have to live with. Better to error on the side of caution, schedule his chat after he sign’s. They can over look the sh!t the USC’s of the world do but would be all over UH like a ton of bricks.


  273. Da Punchbowl Kid January 11, 2009 9:55 pm

    I share whitey’s “Papio envy”.


  274. alβ„’ January 11, 2009 9:56 pm

    but, how can they prove who you are?

    i am al, i use my neighbors computer to blog and my email, of course is false. i have never attended a warrior event nor made a donation. how could i , i am unemployed and all.


  275. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 11, 2009 9:57 pm

    DPK- took the words right out of my head! Almost one ulua, da one!


  276. alβ„’ January 11, 2009 9:57 pm

    letsgo….mack said that he would comment on all after feb. 4 at this press conference.


  277. alβ„’ January 11, 2009 9:58 pm

    st…..when you get back, pls check your mail. an interesting idea awaits.


  278. uhwarriors January 11, 2009 9:59 pm

    Hey Liz, it was great meeting you in Florida. The weather in East Honolulu is great tonight.


  279. letsgowarriors January 11, 2009 10:00 pm

    kool, thanks.


  280. uhwarriors January 11, 2009 10:01 pm

    Pomai,

    The way the NCAA rules are written, “boosters” can’t have contact with recruits until they are enrolled and attending school. It doesn’t matter if the recruit has signed a letter of intent.


  281. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 11, 2009 10:05 pm

    Hi uhwarriors! Florida seems like sooo long ago…


  282. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 11, 2009 10:14 pm

    ok- got an early day tomorrow.
    Nitey nite and Sweet Warrior Dreams!


  283. BigWave96744 January 11, 2009 10:15 pm

    Hey folks if you are in search of a Colt Brennan Redskins Jersey or Davone Bess Dolphins Jersey, check out http://www.prideofhawaiisports.com

    I called the guy and met up with him to first check out the Jerseys (to ensure the numbers, name, and sleeve logos were sewn on, and he also let me try it on.

    Awesome wears…
    He will be at the Colt Brennan for Leukemia fund raiser at the willows on Feb 3rd…
    Check out the link below for more info
    http://www.sportshawaii.com/sh/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=29724

    Word on the street is that Davone and many other NFL guys (with Hawaii ties or not) may also be at the Willows that night.

    Anyway I have no affiliation to http://www.prideofhawaiisports.com but chose to help the local braddah and shop local.


  284. alβ„’ January 11, 2009 10:17 pm

    bigwave…..i seen those stuff. looks good, too.


  285. BigWave96744 January 11, 2009 10:21 pm

    Al,
    I’m be wearing my new Jersey when I see you at the Pro Bowl Family Day.. You gonna be there, again, right?


  286. Garret January 11, 2009 10:30 pm

    If Corey starts school at UH tomorrow, then the chat should be okay. Early admits who are in school before NLI day do not sign the same type of NLI agreement, so the signature isn’t what would be important. So, if he’s in school then that changes things.

    However, I hadn’t seen it specified that he was going to be in school. Plus, I don’t understand why the compliance person would object to the chat if he was a current UH student–just like we’ve had blog guests from lots of the Warriors.

    So, either there is absolutely no harm (because he’s enrolled at UH) and the compliance person is way off in the objection…or he’s not involved in school and there could be a big problem.


  287. Garret January 11, 2009 10:31 pm

    “involved in school” should be “enrolled at UH”


  288. Garret January 11, 2009 10:36 pm

    but, how can they prove who you are?

    Al,

    That is my biggest worry, the anonymity. We already have Tsaikos who pretend they are other people and we have a False Al. It would be easy for a fan of another WAC school to pretend to be a UH booster and ask the wrong question to Corey…and then UH would have to self-report the potential violation and UH would have to go after this blog. That could get messy, and it would also potentially bar Corey from going to UH and cost UH other ways in recruiting.

    I really don’t want any chat with a potential recruit who isn’t enrolled at UH and hasn’t signed a NLI. I really cringed when David Graves (I assume that was him, I’ve been busy and haven’t checked back to make sure) went on SportsHawaii and posted, and a couple Warrior fans directed questions/comments towards him.


  289. Garret January 11, 2009 10:40 pm

    It looks like these types of issues might go away soon…the coaches want an early signing period (it would probably be in December) and it might get adopted. I’ve been posting in favor of an early signing period for quite some time–it would be great to let the athletes put the process behind them and it would save on recruiting time and money. Plus, it would give the big-name schools less time to go after committed recruits. Did you notice that UCLA got 4 commits yesterday, 3 of them had given verbal commits to other schools?

    The American Football Coaches Association has forwarded a proposal for an early signing day for college football recruits and it wil be reviewed by conference commissioners this Thursday.

    “We’re looking for an early signing day in the third week of December,” Rob Ianello, Notre Dame assistant and head of the AFCA FBS Assistant Coaches Committee, said at the coaches convention in Nashville. “There are more than 1,000 verbal committments right now, and about 15 per school. Why not sign them? Is it a reservation or a committment? What we’re seeing is oversigning and late switches. An earlier signing day would also be cost effective.”

    Ianello said the large majority of coaches are in favor of a signing day before the traditional one in February.


  290. Garret January 11, 2009 10:42 pm

    This South Florida Sun-Sentinel reporter has been very positive towards Samson and Davone all season, but this article is less than positive.

    Here is a position-by-position breakdown of what the Dolphins will find in their postseason analysis:

    This group was blossoming before Greg Camarillo suffered a season-ending knee injury. Ted Ginn Jr., Davone Bess and Brandon London all have promise, but need some refining.

    Ernest Wilford turned out to be a free-agent bust. The Dolphins will likely trade or release him. Wilford was paid $7 million and made only three catches in 2008.

    The Dolphins might address this position by signing a veteran or two considering Camarillo, Ginn, Bess and London have only seven years of NFL experience combined. Depth is an issue.

    The interior was an issue all season, and it prevented the Dolphins from effectively running between the tackles.

    Getting Justin Smiley and Donald Thomas back from their season-ending foot and leg injuries should help, but the Dolphins might need to find a bigger and more physical center than Samson Satele.


  291. Garret January 11, 2009 10:43 pm

    This article about the winners and losers of the bowl season mentioned UH.

    Non-BCS teams: Utah won, but the other seven bowls matching BCS vs. non-BCS teams all went to the big boys by an average of 15.1 points.

    Hawaii: The Rainbow Warriors got essentially a home game against struggling Notre Dame and were routed by four touchdowns.


  292. Pomai January 11, 2009 11:13 pm

    uhwarriors
    Well then if he’s in school then go for it. But IMHO coach Mac has enough problems, he doesn’t need us causing any additional. Like I said better to error on the side of caution. Heck we can wait another month or so!!!!


  293. uhwarriors January 11, 2009 11:28 pm

    I just re-read the rule on when a “prospective student athlete” or recruit is no longer considered a recruit and thus cannot have any contact with “boosters”. In addition to enrolling and starting school, the status also ends when the athlete participates in practices or games if those occur prior to the start of school. (Rule 13.02.11). So the earliest opportunity for “no problems” contact would appear to be in early August for athletes coming in the fall.

    Please understand that I am not an expert with NCAA rules. I just try to find the applicable rules in the over 400 page NCAA rules manual and try to understand them.


  294. TOM January 12, 2009 12:11 am

    Perhaps as a matter of abundance of caution, we should NOT ask any questions of Corey – if he wants to write something on the blog, it probably will be OK but I would avoid asking any questions or making any comments just to be on the safe side which would include welcome to the blog or the warrior nation.

    Better safe than sorry for us, and better safe than lousing up a player hopes.


  295. grapes January 12, 2009 1:29 am

    dont even have him on. wait til he commits on signing day. he is NOT at UH now. i dont think stutzman is either, but i am not sure.
    only jc guys are at UH now. no high school kids!!!!!!!!!!


  296. LizKauai (iPhone) January 12, 2009 2:00 am

    What is Pro Bowl family day?

    Re jereys- the Hawaii ones are heavier and letters are sewn in. The ‘official’ NFL store ones are ‘meshier’ and the letters are screened on.


  297. 99club January 12, 2009 2:30 am

    Good morning Tsaikos,

    Western Washington University is dropping their football program due to costs. That leaves only 4 FCS (formerly D-II) on the West Coast. Link to article if one clicks on my name.

    A former St. Louis player who is a Junior this season, Tyrone Alualu, is listed on their roster.


  298. bighilofan2 January 12, 2009 2:36 am

    Howzit Tsaikos everywhere.

    AHouse,
    hello! stay readin and catchin up. be back in a sec. meanwhile, i lookin forward to welcoming Corey. I don’t know what time he coming on, i going peek in for a few cuz gotta work gotta work. πŸ™‚


  299. LizKauai (iPhone) January 12, 2009 2:38 am

    Hi 99club. Thanks for the info- I think the was a mention of programs being cut.
    Skeeter inside my net woke me up. Dang.


  300. bighilofan2 January 12, 2009 2:42 am

    whitey,

    yup, and his cousin 2. day are goners now. πŸ˜€

    i drag @45′ line off my canoe, use black/silver/blue medium size rapalla but i change da treble hooks.

    but if you ask Calvin he’ll claim he got em fo me. πŸ˜† vishus lies… πŸ˜€


  301. LizKauai (iPhone) January 12, 2009 2:45 am

    Hoo. Canoe trolling.


  302. LizKauai (iPhone) January 12, 2009 2:47 am

    At least I caught one pating dis weekend. Dat one going be used for bait.


  303. bighilofan2 January 12, 2009 2:52 am

    LizK

    howzit. you talking to me? I tried to sign up yesterday but still feelin my way around. facebook asked too many questions so i just stopped and will go back to dat later on. not getting the hang of it yet. before i knew it, i had tons of “friends” i never knew. πŸ˜€


  304. LizKauai (iPhone) January 12, 2009 2:59 am

    Bhf2- you can set Facebook to only accept friends by invitation. Dat way you can pick and choose your friends.


  305. 99club January 12, 2009 3:06 am

    Hi Liz-
    All the skeeters around here have been frozen…I hope those suckers died a painful, shivering death! I got eaten alive while BBQ’ing in the backyard this year. Gotta go…


  306. bighilofan2 January 12, 2009 3:07 am

    Howzit LizK.

    DPK
    wat I used fo bait wuz my fren Calvin. πŸ˜† and I promised him not to use any ah my usual tricks, da kine I learned from you…. da head butt, shot to da private, eye gouging… πŸ˜†

    AHouse,
    yup, we going do all da Tsaiko stuff. we may get one ah dem big kine houses, van… gotta coordinate wit gramkid at NAU. she having so much fun, da kid at UH may transfer next semester to NAU. told her she gotta let me no, life an death with the Tsaiko tix. πŸ˜€

    almost caught up. πŸ˜€


  307. bighilofan2 January 12, 2009 3:15 am

    LizK

    thanks for the memories #281. almost caught up.

    about da papioz…. i drag line wit a medium rapalla. change da colors depending on the water. Calvin uses oama fo bait. when i wuz cleaning da papio, i opened da gut and inside had a small, about 3-4″ hinale’a. da odda one had a small oama.

    btw, you remembah how I looked last time. not da hair… πŸ˜€ I racing this year so… i bringing down da opu to a more svelt… 3x. πŸ˜†
    loooong way to go. πŸ˜†


  308. bighilofan2 January 12, 2009 3:29 am

    uhwarriors,
    99club,
    al,
    whitey,
    Garrett,
    grapes

    good info you guyz on ncaa an Corey.blog. never too old to learn sumtin new. caution is good….


  309. bighilofan2 January 12, 2009 3:43 am

    gotta hand it to Tebow. the guy is going back to Florida for his senior year. now i look at him loike I look at Colt. team player. i wish we could get a crack at him again…. just thinking about LizK#281.

    Go Warriors.


  310. LizKauai (iPhone) January 12, 2009 4:03 am

    Bhf2- paddling makes sense when you stay drag one papio line! Hiking makes sense when I pick maile or warabi or mokihana.
    Wii Fit makes sense when I use it πŸ™‚
    Ok back to sleep, hopefully.


  311. bighilofan2 January 12, 2009 4:06 am

    hiya LizK

    stay practicin switchin between email an Warriorbeat. dis is great.


  312. bighilofan2 January 12, 2009 4:07 am

    LizK

    heard you goin Aussie? lucky bugga u.


  313. bighilofan2 January 12, 2009 4:10 am

    okay. back to bed… zzzzzzzzzzzzz


  314. wafan January 12, 2009 5:27 am

    Good morning all!


  315. wafan January 12, 2009 5:31 am

    bhf2 . . .

    Received your invite for Facebook. Sadly, I cannot be your friend on Facebook because I am not on Facebook.

    Sorry!

    Maybe one of these days I will have a bit more time to learn about it and set it up.


  316. wafan January 12, 2009 5:34 am

    Yum! You guys make me jealous of the fresh fish. Even if I can find the same type of fish here it just does not taste the same. Must have to do with how old it is, where it was caught, and with whom I am sharing the meal.


  317. wafan January 12, 2009 5:39 am

    Information for people coming up for the WSU game in September . . .

    Still checking on possible venues for a game day lunch or dinner. Difficult because Seattle just does not have very many buffets and, most importantly, the prices are high.

    Once several possibilities are identified will let you know.


  318. d1ε³Ά January 12, 2009 6:21 am

    Great Morning All!

    Samui today, eh!

    IMHO Stephen would not be doing anything that would hurt the program or a prized recruit….


  319. d1ε³Ά January 12, 2009 6:24 am

    grapes,

    word on someboddy’s street is that BRS already eating dorm cuisine…


  320. d1ε³Ά January 12, 2009 6:30 am

    Have a great day erryboddy! πŸ™‚

    HiHo….


  321. wafan January 12, 2009 6:35 am

    We have seen this before.

    One Tsai-ko comes in rummages around, patiently waits for a bit, then leaves because no one else shows up.

    Some time later, another Tsai-ko shows up rummages around, patiently waits for a bit, then leaves because no one else shows up.

    Is this a portent of things to come today?

    Egads.


  322. wafan January 12, 2009 6:37 am

    Meetings all day today so got to sleep in. Still woke up early, though.


  323. wafan January 12, 2009 6:46 am

    Finally got one of my bags returned on Saturday. On the return trip from LAX last Tuesday the agent was very incompetent. Could not identify me on his screen, argued about the need to pay for an additional bag that was supposed to be free (I had the paperwork but he refused to read it — I wonder if he could read English), and sent that bag on an around the world trip to . . . COPENHAGEN via SAS.

    Yep. Interesting people working in our airline industry.


  324. Kekoa January 12, 2009 6:47 am

    Good Morning Tsaiko’s!

    Howzit wafan ~

    Re: Finding a venue for game day lunch or dinner.

    1. Ask around for a good Restaurant (Japanese/Chinese/Thai/).

    2. Smile!

    3. Axe for mgr.

    4. Smile!

    5. Sit down with mgr and axe about a 7 course dinner for say 20 peeps.

    6. Smile!

    7. Axe for sample of each dish. Discuss price.

    8. If too expensive, STOP smiling and leave!

    9. Go to his competitor and talk stink about da odda guys prices.

    10. Smile!…Betchu he give you betta price!


  325. Kekoa January 12, 2009 6:57 am

    …so wafan – you get one bag back…one nodda bag MIA?!


  326. Stretch January 12, 2009 7:01 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    Re: Lost Bags – at least you are at home where you get clean spare underwear…..


  327. Manoa January 12, 2009 7:03 am

    There are limits on the coaches’ comments. I believe they are entitled to one press conference on the recruits they sign, so if they have a conference on the signed JC’s, they might not be able to have one on the high school signees (someone correct me if I am wrong).

    The early signing is badly needed– unfortunately, many of the big conferences and best teams have been opposing it since they can pounce on the kids with verbals to the smaller schools like us. It also lets a coach like Mack identify the kids who really want to become Warriors and are truly ready to sign with their parents.


  328. wafan January 12, 2009 7:05 am

    Kekoa . . .

    Been looking around. Problem is finding a restaurant that is big enough for up to 30-40 people that will not close to other business.

    Even checking on the possibility of doing a catered event. Just need to find a location that is inexpensive and easy to reach.

    Of course, price is a major concern. I figure something between $20-$30 for dinner per person for dinner is reasonable in the Seattle area.


  329. bighilofan2 January 12, 2009 7:06 am

    Howzit Tsaikos,
    Wafan
    Kekoa

    not sure if I fully Facebook. wuz trying so dat maybe I can talk to imotant people. πŸ˜€

    moa fun here dough.

    like you said, jump in, mess around a little bit, den dig out. sum ah us old peeps still gots to work. πŸ˜€

    so hi ho hi ho. πŸ˜€ btw, what time is Corey blog? 11? 1? 2? gotta plan, be back afta i take a baff. πŸ˜€

    WHITEY,
    Calvin is a good fisherman. everyday he go fishing in da afternoon. Doreen always get comp time from work. πŸ˜† Last month he tagged and released 117 papio. da bugga is akin nutz, release pfftttt…and he stay braggin about releasin good edible fish…..


  330. Kekoa January 12, 2009 7:06 am

    Good Morning Stretch!

    Having hard time keeping that candy jar filled…Diana keeps digging into my stash!


  331. wafan January 12, 2009 7:13 am

    Stretch . . .

    Kind of rough, yeah?

    Bwah-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!


  332. Kekoa January 12, 2009 7:17 am

    Sorry bhf2, no can be yo face book-book fren. Dey too ni’ele! Like know too much…you sure dey not CIA?

    Eh! Come Oahu, we go Sea Life Park…get plenny fish inside da tank!


  333. wafan January 12, 2009 7:18 am

    Kekoa . . .

    Nah. The worst part is one bag arrived. The other went to Copenhagen. How incompetent is that?

    From now on I am going to check those luggage tags before they go down that chute.

    I am just glad the cooler came through. If it had taken the detour I would be realliy upset.


  334. bighilofan2 January 12, 2009 7:25 am

    i no da feelin Kekoa. heh heh

    WHITEY
    117

    dat must be a record for tag an release in 1 month for papio. yup,
    Calvin is nutz!


  335. bighilofan2 January 12, 2009 7:27 am

    hi ho hi ho

    exme woooooshsshhhhh!!!!

    will try to catch Corey laterz.

    Go Warriors!


  336. Pride. January 12, 2009 7:30 am

    A-House:

    January 11th, 2009 at 12:13 pm
    Mr. Ferd Lewis:

    I read your column this morning and am somewhat dissapointed in some of your comments regarding β€œwhy” Hawaii played certain teams on the road.

    I, for one, believe that if you want to be amongst the best you play the best – doesn’t matter where or the final score. It gives the coaches and players and fans the opportunity to witness what the β€œupper level” of competition is like and what UH must do to reach that level. It may enocurage more people to donate (money, material, labor) to UH sports.

    Thanks A-House, you took the words right out of my mouth. We need to have the play anyone, anytime, anywhere attitude. We can compete against anyone. We need to have the attitude that we can compete against Florida, USC, LSU, Notre Dame, Ohio State, and Texas and believe that we can beat them, because they can be beat. Those top tier schools do have the best talent in the nation, but we need to teach our young men that if they prepare and excecute, they can beat anyone at any given time.

    Part of coaching student athletes is to teach young people the skills that they need to succeed in life. In a few years our Warriors will be out in world working in their chosen field. We need to teach them now, how to prepare themselves, and then to perform at the best level that they possibly can. We need to teach our Warriors not to back down from challenges. even the ones that appear to be impossible to overcome. Remember that these athletes will be the ones that we depend on in a few years to protect us. They may be FBI agents, Secret Sevice Agents, Navy Seals, DEA Agents, Commissioned Officers in combat, Helicopter pilots in the army guard, F-20 pilots in the Air Guard, Undercover HPD officers, High School football coaches, HECO Engineers, Firefighters, jobs that will be very challenging at one time or another. It is here at the University, on the football field where they will learn how into run to fire when everyone else is running away, face down a husband as an SSD officer for HPD, who’s holding his family hostage, fly a helicopter into hostile territory to pick up a downed pilot in the Middle East.

    We will not do our players any favors by teaching them to back down from challenges. The challenges that they will face in their future will be far more intimidating than facing a receiver who runs a 4.28 40, or facing an offensive tackle who stands 6-9 345.

    So I agree with A-House, have bags packed and ready to travel.


  337. wafan January 12, 2009 7:35 am

    Pride . . .

    Bravissimo!


  338. Pride. January 12, 2009 7:39 am

    Good Morning Jam. Your daughter’s vehicle is available and ready for pick-up.


  339. Jason January 12, 2009 7:44 am

    Gah, forgot to close the link.


  340. jm2375 January 12, 2009 7:46 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!

    It’s Monday, do you know where your office is? πŸ˜† j/k

    Back to school for the Warriors, Jason, Kelli, all UH students and da public school kids.

    Last semester for Jason & Kelli!! Senioritis kicking in yet? My dept had a policy that graduating seniors didn’t need to take the final if they were getting an A or B.


  341. djmitcho January 12, 2009 7:46 am

    Good Morning Everyone!

    wafan,
    I know what you mean about losing luggage. The first time I ever paid for an airline ticket (my dad worked for united, so I flew on a pass), was the summer between my SO and JR in college. I worked in Alaska that summer and on my trip back I had 3 pieces of luggage. 2 bags and one cooler box filled with fish, crab and shrimp. When I got to Spokane, I only got one piece and it wasn’t the food. For some reason, they forgot to take it off the plane and sent it on to Montana, along with most of my clothes. Luckily they delivered the next day and it was still frozen.


  342. LizKauai (iPhone) January 12, 2009 7:48 am

    Bhf2- Aussie is just a passthrough on the way to and from Auckland.
    My first trip down under!


  343. bstunna2002 January 12, 2009 7:58 am

    I hope today’s blog reads something like this. Long Beach Poly players Iuta Tepa and George Daily-Liles reaffirmed their commitment to the Warriors today with Tepa cancelling his remaining visits also joining them will be Long Beach Poly Safety Stan McKay he has also cancelled all remaining visits. When asked for the reason all three gave the same answer Hawaii is a place like no other we feel this place will help us become better people and they have the “Best Fans in The World”.


  344. LizKauai (iPhone) January 12, 2009 7:59 am

    Wafan- in recent times, I have started traveling only with carryons only. Even to NZ- carrying on. πŸ™‚


  345. LizKauai (iPhone) January 12, 2009 8:03 am

    Papa is really going off for Tebow on the LandL show.


  346. bstunna2002 January 12, 2009 8:10 am

    You know it’s hard to hate on Tebow look at what the guy does away from football goes to foreign countries and does missionary work during the summer how can anyone hate or dislike this kid.


  347. (Jesse) James January 12, 2009 8:12 am

    Good morning Tsaikos….

    Long time no see.

    Hey dj, glad to see you made it home safely…Sorry I couldn’t meet up with you at the CC…too busy at work…

    Have to esme again today but will be checking in from time to time…

    Hope everyone has a great day!!!


  348. Kekoa January 12, 2009 9:12 am

    LizK ~ You said carryons when I thought you said, ‘Crayons!’…how juvenile of me my dear.


  349. Da Punchbowl Kid January 13, 2009 5:11 am

    Good morning errybody! Why is the blog clock so far ahead of the actual time?


  350. Da Punchbowl Kid January 13, 2009 5:12 am

    N/M wrong blog.


  351. AddahknowsportsΒ© January 15, 2009 7:53 pm

    :surprise:

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