Colt, Princess' video, 'School House Rock!'

Colt Brennan said he remains one of the “Warriors’ biggest fans.”
He said he subscribes to ESPN360 and the Oceanic hookup. “Every Saturday, I’m in a hotel,” Brennan said. “I take my laptop and I watch the games.”
But, he admits, with the time difference, “sometimes I don’t make it to the end of the game.”
He said if the Warriors make it to the Sheraton Hawai‘i bowl “it will be a great season.”

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Princess Leila’s videos are back. Here’s the link: 

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OK, this is way off topic, but we bought a DVD of “School House Rock!” yesterday at Suncoast. It’s the 30th anniversary edition, which means none of the UH players — and half of the coaches — remember it. (Credit alert: My bud Jeannie Lee actually brought up the show during a conversation a couple of months ago.)
But, c’mon, “I’m Just a Bill” is the best explanation of the law-making process in this country.
And, of course, there’s no better lessen than “Conjunction Function.” (I think a new version should have “run and shoot.”)
Here are the links we found on youtube, although it’s better to get the DVD and watch it on the TV screen. After school, of course.


  1. lava November 12, 2008 5:27 am


  2. lava November 12, 2008 5:30 am

    School of Rock was great stuff. Hoe else would some of us know how to hook up clauses and phrases.

    Any chance Manti Teo is still thinking of UH?

  3. lava November 12, 2008 5:31 am

    Hoe? I guess School House Rock needed to come up with a spelling video.

  4. Loa November 12, 2008 5:33 am

    morning again gang!

    School House Rock – we picked that up a couple of weeks ago too, classic

    Howzit Colt! nice to hear you following the Warriors
    when you get time, please post

    Welcome back Princess Videos!

  5. Stephen Tsai November 12, 2008 5:36 am

    I mentioned yesterday that Colt reads the blog.

  6. Stephen Tsai November 12, 2008 5:37 am

    UH is still going after Manti, but I think his heart is somewhere else.

  7. GMA Honey November 12, 2008 5:51 am

    Conjunction Junction, what’s your function? I remember it well, the first time around.

  8. Garret November 12, 2008 6:00 am

    We bought Schoolhouse Rock a couple of years ago on DVD…and I’m anxiously waiting for the day when I can show it to my kids! We don’t let them watch Saturday morning cartoons or anything that isn’t prerecorded, so they wouldn’t see Schoolhouse Rock any other way.

  9. Garret November 12, 2008 6:03 am

    Former Warrior LeMacus Gibson to transfer to SMU?

    Former Hawaii player LeMarcus Gibson of Gulf Coast Community College and originally from Harrison Central High School may be close to pulling the trigger and rejoining June Jones and Jeff Reinebold, this time at SMU.

  10. Garret November 12, 2008 6:05 am

    Article about how the Hawaii Bowl might have a hard time to find a bowl matchup. If the Pac-10 doesn’t have a team available for the Hawaii Bowl it will be a problem, especially since there are less bowl eligible teams than bowl spots. Even if every team that needs just one win for a bowl spot gets it, there STILL won’t be enough bowl eligible teams.

    Right now, the Hawaii Bowl officials are praying for the Warriors to be bowl eligible. They’re not getting a Pac 10 team as is, and if Hawaii isn’t in, there will be exactly five people at the game. And that leads to the other problem: will the teams accept the bowl bids?

    At best, schools break even when it comes to bowl games, but that’s rare. Mediocre teams going to lousy bowl games lose their shirts when they have to eat the tickets they don’t sell to their fan bases that don’t travel. Schools like to use bowl games to reward the band, top boosters, and other VIPs, but that’s not going to happen for a lot of schools. Expect the bowls to do whatever possible to keep the local teams within range and not demand a massive influx of fans who have to fly in.

  11. Garret November 12, 2008 6:06 am

    The Pac 10, SEC, and Big 12 apparently won’t be able to fill their bowl spots.

    The SEC will be the biggest culprit. Two SECers are certain to be in the BCS, likely leaving three open SEC bowl spots. The hope for the bowls will be for Vanderbilt to finally get off that five-win bump, but it’s unlikely to happen at Kentucky or against Tennessee, as bad as the Vols might be right now. Auburn’s probably going to be stuck on five wins with Georgia and Alabama to close, and Arkansas needs to beat both Mississippi State in Starkville, as well as LSU, to be bowl eligible. That’s not going to happen.

    The Pac 10 will be almost as big a problem, and it won’t have the excuse of putting two teams into the BCS (unless Oregon State wins out against Cal, at Arizona and Oregon). Arizona State going 3-6 hasn’t helped, Stanford will need to pull off an upset against USC or at Cal to be eligible, and UCLA isn’t going to be alive in the chase.

    The Big 12 will likely leave two bowl spots open with Colorado and Texas A&M, two teams that appeared headed for six wins, needing to pull off shockers to be eligible. The Buffs will have to beat either Oklahoma State or Nebraska at Nebraska, while Texas A&M will have to win at both Baylor and Texas.

  12. Garret November 12, 2008 6:07 am

    So, the Hawaii Bowl will probably choose from the #3 or so team in the MAC or Sun Belt…

    Get ready to see an infiltration of MAC teams in the bowls. The Sun Belt will be certain to get two teams into the bowls, and there might be a third.

  13. Garret November 12, 2008 6:09 am

    LA Times mentions the Warriors in a less than positive way…as the example of weird things in college football.

    Granted, there is a lot of weirdness in my beloved game right now. How about that long hair flowing out the back of the helmets? I saw the University of Hawaii play recently and I thought I was watching an Herbal Essence commercial. Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair. Rapunzel, Rapunzel, hold on to that handoff.

  14. Stephen Tsai November 12, 2008 6:16 am

    Good find on Le’Marcus Gibson.
    You could see that something was up. Weird thing is that he was more of a Miano/Duff find.

  15. ChinaDrew November 12, 2008 6:17 am

    Go Warriors!! go get um.

  16. Garret November 12, 2008 6:19 am


    Maybe Gibson saw that he wasn’t going to get much playing time at UH? And SMU definitely has no depth and years of bad recruiting by the previous coach leave lots of playing opportunities available…

  17. Garret November 12, 2008 6:23 am


    Even if Gibson was a Miano/Duff find, it appears that Reinbold was the one recruiting him. Quote from my archive:

    “Warriors defensive line coach Jeff Reinebold was relentless, while Gibson’s home-state schools were lukewarm at best — despite Gibson’s 142 tackles last year at Harrison High School in Gulfport.

  18. Maverick November 12, 2008 6:24 am

    School House Rock was at the pinnacle time of Sat. morning cartoons.
    Remember the Hudsons Brothers Razzle Dazzle Show ?

    Howzit Colt! Good to hear your keeping touch.

  19. bulla November 12, 2008 6:29 am


  20. bulla November 12, 2008 6:32 am

    Good morning Tsaiko nation….

    mrs. bulla sends her mahalos for all the props; now it’s back to reality, work, work, and work.

    bye week, ho hum

    steve M., it will be myself and mrs. bulla at 930 pm for this weekend, she’ll be coming from a concert at aloha tower. rest of bombers to ‘drop in’ when it’s done.

    keep us in the loop, it’s only wednesday and something will come up 🙂

    have a GREAT wednesday Tsaikos!

  21. Jay November 12, 2008 6:33 am

    Morning Tsaikos.

    There was a DVD set of “School House Rock” for sale at Wally World. I think either in the $13 or $9 section.

  22. whitey November 12, 2008 6:39 am

    good morning tsaikos. hope you all have a great day in paradise. i know wafan is battling the wind and rain.

    st, #19 may be something you would want to delete as suggested by a previous tsaiko.

  23. whitey November 12, 2008 6:44 am

    g’ morning bulla and jay

  24. whitey November 12, 2008 6:55 am

    g’ morning maverick and garret

  25. bulla November 12, 2008 6:55 am

    aloha whitey,

    this clock is throwing me off, i see your post at 644 am and get on the phone, then i realize it’s only 6:30 am. this Back to the Future stuff has got to stop, it’s confusing me, haha

    did you mention Sac State for the WAC, whew, rather see the SL Crusaders play UH. Sac State is having a challenging season, nice area, decent stadium but small, and good restaurants in the town. upbeat area, reminded me of a mellow kahala area.

    if you’re chasing your white balls today, hit ’em hard, hit ’em low, but most important, watch where they go!!!

    a hui hou 🙂

  26. A-House November 12, 2008 6:57 am

    Mentioning Mani Te’o:

    Had this weird dream last night that he held a press conference to thank all the schools that expressed interest, but he turned them down by saying that “there is no place like home” and promptly committed to UH.

    Wow, “to dream the impossible dream” ……………….

  27. A-House November 12, 2008 6:59 am

    Hi Colt:

    Thanks for following the Warriors and your contributions to UH.

    We are the family “up the street” from your most favorite sports writer in Hawaii.

    Have a great day!

  28. Stretch November 12, 2008 7:19 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    Looking forward to the Princess Videos today.

    Thanks Colt for checking up on us. I hope that our beloved ST made the delivery of the beer mug to your parents, although somehow I don’t think so.

  29. Blackie (ブラッキ) November 12, 2008 7:42 am

    I remember those. What about Fearless Fly, Tom Slick, Milton the Monster, and Underdog? Any of those available on DVD?

  30. Buffoman November 12, 2008 7:44 am

    That’s great that the Warriors are still after Mr. Te’o. If he is looking to schools on the continent to further his education as the reason for leaving, there are far better schools than USC, BYU, ND, that could help him meet the education he seeks, if that were the case. I’m quite certain that Harvard, Yale, Princeton and the like would love to have Mr. Te’o on their football team and in their institution, and I am quite certain that they would help him financially get there.

    Now if it’s for the football he’s after, USC, Texas, Okalhoma, Florida are of the football pedigree that academics are to the aforementioned schools. So, if that’s the case and football is the goal he may want to choose the Warriors.


    When you’re at USC, Texas, etc., as good as you may be here, you are a part of a bigger numbers game there as they have other recruits from other communities that these schools are always recruiting heavily in that may have that next BIG star. The light may not shine as brightly on you. Mr. Maiava of Maui is a starter and a good player but the stars often mentioned in that SC linebacking core are the two others.

    If you’re good and you’re here, in a place where UH is the only collegiate game in town, you’re it. And the coaches here are no fools, if they can sell you and get you to the next level they’ll bleed to get you there as they too want to at least get a peek from those grounds that the USCs of college football are always securing the 5 and 4 star players.

    So, if you want to go to a place where you are going to be “it”, that may not happen on the continent, but if you shine (as Colt did) you will be “it” in your back yard.

  31. madeinhawaii November 12, 2008 7:57 am

    When the Warrior best make it into the pros, the bonding experience they had as Warriors are never forgotten. You can see that in how they often get together wherever they are on the mainland.. and it doesn’t really matter whether or not they never played in the same years… what matters is that they played for Hawaii.. and that THEY are WARRIORS.

    So play at home Mani Te’o, help fill the house, be a local legend, stand out and get your mainland experience in the NFL. Play in front of your family and friends. Given these economic times, who knows who can make it to the mainland to watch their children or friends play, anymore? Who needs you more? Where will you have the biggest impact and make a difference? So be a Warrior. Not just at UH but at YOUR Home.

  32. Kekoa November 12, 2008 8:13 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka Tsai-ko’s!

    My Nightmare ~ Massive unemployment across the once ‘Fruited’ Plains. Major layoffs already happening daily. Ala Moana Center in Bankruptcy?! Bailouts not enuff to stop the economic bleeding.

    Cut to film at 11 by the Princess…from her trip to DC…talks of football shutting down due to fans being unable to afford coming to the games! Tsaiko’s begin taking to the streets! Homey spotted atop the Stan Sheriff Center unfurling the UH Flag upside down in a sign of distress…Students plan a march on Washington instead of an Inauguarel Parade!

    Super Yikes! More Drama for Obama.

    (I’m going back to my ceded lands cave to diagram plays on the walls for future generations).

  33. djmitcho November 12, 2008 8:18 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos! It’s another wet and windy day here on the eastside of WA. I loved School House Rock growing up. I bought the CD’s a few years back and now I guess I need to get the DVD’s just for old time sake. I also need to get a couple more Kikaida DVD’s to complete the collection. Ah….small kid time…such an easier time in life.

  34. Kekoa November 12, 2008 8:19 am

    ST ~ @ Post 31…I have ways of taking care of the problem!

  35. chawan_cut November 12, 2008 8:31 am

    Good day everyone!

  36. Mei Ling November 12, 2008 9:01 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!!!

    Hurrah for Princess Leila & her new camera! Looking forward to any interview of Colt she’ll be able to schedule back East. Hi, Colt!

    School House what? Huh? lessen = lesson ?

    Esme & whooosh….

    GO WARRIORS!!! and ‘BOWS!

  37. Da Punchbowl Kid November 12, 2008 9:02 am

    The question is, does Mr. Te’o want to be a part of a Warrior BCS victory? I believe that’s where the Warriors are going some time in the next few years.

    Does Mr. Te’o want to become an All American, a local hero, a big fish in his own pond? That’s what I think he would become if he’s a Warrior.

    Does Mr. Te’o want to play in front of family and friends and represent Hawaii and all of Polynesia as he does so? He won’t be nearly so special at a mainland school.

    Does Mr. Te’o see the quantum leap that UH is making in terms of recruitment? He would be the crown jewel here, what would he be at a mainland school?

    Many would argue against all of the above points, but as a UH fan, that’s how I see things. Where ever Mr. Te’o goes, I wish him the best, but more than anything, I wish he would be a Warrior.


  38. Rob25 November 12, 2008 9:04 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos and Tsaikettes!

    GGP (ie Ala Moana, Ward Centers, etc) in Bankruptcy 😯

    Manti in A-House’s dream 😯 😯

    Thanks A-joe for the video link…yeah that was too funny.

    Hi Colt…um, can you guys take it easy on my Cowboys this week? Romo needs to get his groove back. 😆

    Gotta Esme….whooooosh.

  39. Da Punchbowl Kid November 12, 2008 9:04 am

    These are troubling times indeed. God Bless America, God Bless the world. We definitely need it.

  40. madeinhawaii November 12, 2008 9:05 am

    No football.. thank goodness for Wahine Volleyball this weekend.

  41. LizKauai (iPhone) November 12, 2008 9:05 am

    aloha kakahiaka!

    On the road today. Listening to 1500 and they were talking about the blog. Signal was weak but I heard enuf to call in to yak.
    Hi ho!

  42. FloridaTed November 12, 2008 9:06 am

    Good morning/afternoon, Tsaiko-Nation and Tsai-Meister.

    Times are scary right now for everybody and so it’s a very good thing we have our Warriors as a welcome distraction and hopefully, a happy diversion.

    I need a break from life and so I’m taking the wife and drive up to Jacksonville to spend 5 days with my daughter and grandchildren. I need some happy and young sounds around me, as a reminder of what life is all about.

    I had no idea how hard it is to wait for a decision from an agent. The three weeks of waiting seem like three years. I must be a little crazy to hope that the first agency I’ve approached would take my book. On the other hand I already got further than most. But the pins and needles I’m sitting on are making my budd hurt already.

    The last four games will be exciting, our Warriors will come to play and make us proud.

  43. Rob25 November 12, 2008 9:06 am

    Oh, forgot to mention….

    I love “I’m just a bill!”

    I also loved the one about the Preamble…to this day I taught my kids that so that they will remember it. They sure did have some great ones!

    Thanks ST for reminding us all about them! I used to have the VHS tapes, but gave them to the library for others to use.

  44. NYUH November 12, 2008 9:07 am

    With Obama as President I imagine all the Punahou players’ stock have gone up.

  45. Da Punchbowl Kid November 12, 2008 9:07 am

    Howzit Mei Ling!
    It was nice to finally meet you at the KBay extravaganza on Saturday.

  46. A-House November 12, 2008 9:15 am

    Speaking of hellos – Hello, Faye Wai – mother of Princess Leila.

  47. Ink November 12, 2008 9:16 am

    DPK wrote:
    “Does Mr. Te’o want to play in front of family and friends and represent Hawaii and all of Polynesia as he does so? He won’t be nearly so special at a mainland school.”

    DPK. You make sense most of the time. This time, you are way off. Teo will be special no matter where he goes. He is that kind of player, like Rey Maualuga, Junior Seau, Lofa Tatupu. In that category.

  48. Pauoa Boy November 12, 2008 9:16 am

    Good morning gang…

    My gut says Manti goes to BYU, but good ol Norm Chow has UCLA becoming very attractive to our local prospects and I know he’s been at Manti’s hip. We’ll see on LOI day what paperwork they all sign, just hoping its the green one titled Hawaii Warriors!

  49. Pauoa Boy November 12, 2008 9:19 am

    If Manti no sign…ainokea…PaiPai Falemalu is going to be the man!!!

  50. Ink November 12, 2008 9:23 am

    Newsflash: Teo will not sign with UH.

    UH has nothing to offer Teo, except maybe the opportunity to sit on the bench in favor of community college recruits. Ask Funaki about this.

  51. Da Punchbowl Kid November 12, 2008 9:25 am


    I hear you. We ALL know that he’s gonna be special where ever he goes, and we’ll all be very proud of a good La’ie boy like him no matter what.

    I hope you understand that as a Warrior fan I GOTTA say some things to try and get him to play here. 😉

    Let’s rephrase it like this, if he plays here, he can be even more “special-er” and you and I can enjoy cool beverages at a Tsaiko tailgate before we go and watch him at Aloha Stadium. 🙂


  52. Jason November 12, 2008 9:27 am

    I’m Just a Bill! I remember that! (IDK why I remember that, seeing that I’m only 21, and the show was pau when I was born.)

    My gut says Manti heads to UCLA. But yeah, I wish he’s stay here. Some guys, though, they just want to go away. I had friends like that too. Me, I wanted to stay home. 🙂

  53. expat November 12, 2008 9:29 am

    I guess the silver lining with the whole bowl-eligible team shortage situation is that no one is likely to get screwed as has happened in the past. Looks like everyone that is eligible will play somewhere. Also, despite the costs involved I can’t see anyone choosing to stay home rather than play in a bowl. It will be interesting to see what the NCAA does to fill out any shortages. Is there any precedent? Do bowls just get cancelled for lack of teams?

    My vote is to allow teams to play in more than one bowl. Why not? The bowl season is almost a month long as it is. Allow teams to fill unfilled slots based on some criteria. That has got to be better than canceling a bowl.

    Or they could institute the Big Blue Pity Rule whereby if there are unfilled slots Michigan is allowed to play, but it has to be at least 1,000 miles away from Ann Arbor and it has to be against a non-BCS conference team (so they at least have a chance to be competitive).

    One more idea would be to allow the quarterfinalists in the FCS to enter unfilled bowl games. That would be interesting.

    As much as it would be great to have Manti at UH I can see how the coaches are not losing sleep. The way things stand on the team right now it looks to me that even with Sol and Adam graduating the linebacker corp is probably the least pressing recruiting need. If he goes on a mission as you expect it makes it even more difficult to gauge his short and long term value.

    There are plenty of other top quality players in the islands that could fill greater position needs that the coaches should be focusing on. Out of curiosity, how many seniors on the top 5 ranked teams in the State (Punahou, St Louis, Kahuku, Farrington, Leilehua) have offers from Hawaii? Looking at PIAA there aren’t many listed, but I certainly don’t know how up to date that list is.

  54. tommui November 12, 2008 9:29 am

    I would agree with BUFFOMAN that if Mr. Te’o were intelligent, he should opt for the Ivys – Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Columbia etc. (After all, fellow alum Barack Obama went to Columbia!)

    If all he wants to do in life is play football, he would opt for a football school.

    If he was smart, he would go to UH. Look at CB as an example and how our people have made him a “native” son. If he were to run for political office, he would be a shoo-in.

    And how little Hawaii remembers players that left our shores to play elsewhere.

  55. madeinhawaii November 12, 2008 9:34 am

    Maybe we should ask Funaki. I’d bet he’d say nothing but positive things regarding his experience at Manoa. He got to suit up. He got to go on the road. he got to start. He’s still in the mix. Nothing wrong with that. The coaches even created a moving pocket for him and moved away from the run-n-shoot, so that Funaki would have the best shot at success.

    So Te’o, yes.. ask Funaki.

  56. madeinhawaii November 12, 2008 9:36 am

    I find it interesting that the Warrior coaches feel that they will be through with recruiting (at least the primary stages of initiating contact and offering scholies, greyshirt, or walk-on) by the Cincinnati game.

    That’s well ahead of the curve when it comes to UH football.

    WTG coaches… !

  57. Kelli November 12, 2008 9:43 am

    Good morning, ST and Tsai-ko crew!

    Whoops! I’ve been kinda MIA lately. Love the Schoolhouse Rock. My dad bought me the VIDEO TAPE. Yeah, I don’t think DVDs were around yet or maybe they weren’t as popular.

    Happy Wednesday!

  58. Pauoa Boy November 12, 2008 9:46 am


    Sheesh where you been, nice to see or uh read from you again. 😉

  59. Addahknowsports© November 12, 2008 9:48 am

    Morning Tsaiko-land!

    Interplanet Janet is one of my favorites.

  60. BG November 12, 2008 9:49 am

    Heard LizK on 1500 just as I pulled into the parking structure downtown. Way to go, Liz! Just a great spokesperson for the Tsaikos by the way she comes from the heart. Clearly hits all her points for homeruns!

    Way cool…she’s the flavor in my shaved ice!

  61. Jason November 12, 2008 9:58 am

    Hey, Kelli! So, did you ever try that ginger-lemon tea? Cause, well, I’ve been “enjoying” some of late. Yeah, I have a cold now. 🙁

    (At least I can play hooky today. Just e-mailed my professor my homework. Although, I’m still behind in studying for some other classes …)

  62. jm2375 November 12, 2008 10:07 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!

    Rob25 – da Redskins will NEVER take it easy on the Cowboys, especially in their own house!! Skins will romp. hehehehe. 😀 Schlomo will not get his groove back this week.


  63. d1島 November 12, 2008 10:17 am

    Howzit Colt! 🙂

    Yay! Princess gets her camera back!

    Schoolhouse Rock? Hmmm…never really watched it.

  64. Dustin November 12, 2008 10:19 am

    Does anyone know if UH practices are open to the public again? Thanks!

  65. LiLMermaid November 12, 2008 10:21 am

    Morning Tsaiko-land!

    Looking forward to Princess Leila’s videos.

    Hi Colt! You should really start your own weblog. Your posts on Cooley’s blog are hilarious!

    Go Warriors! Go Skins!

  66. chawan_cut November 12, 2008 10:22 am

    oh yes, hello to the entire Wai family who will be lurking today (including Faye. hello again!)

  67. chawan_cut November 12, 2008 10:23 am

    you’d better get over that cold for this friday’s regular season bball opener against USF.

  68. (Jesse) James November 12, 2008 10:26 am

    ST…I have to say, we still use “I’m Just A Bill” in my line of work….LOL

  69. d1島 November 12, 2008 10:28 am


    Great Morning All!

  70. Jason November 12, 2008 10:35 am

    chawan_cut: Otherwise, I’m going to have to depend on clapping and stomping.

  71. (Jesse) James November 12, 2008 10:41 am

    Oh yeah…Good morning Tsaikos….

    and I’ll speak for homey …Hi Leila!!! Hi Faye!!!

    Addaknowsports…Interplanet Janet? I would have thought you were more of a “sufferin’ suffrage…19th amendment” person….mwahahahahaha

  72. takoboy November 12, 2008 10:43 am

    just hope da skins-boyz game has all hands on board. don’t wanna have to see past his prime alexander trying to run against the cowboy d. thank god we don’t have to see bjohnson or bollinger…

  73. Kekoa November 12, 2008 10:43 am

    DPK ~ Come to Warrior Bowl in the morning. We go axe Funaki whazzup. Teo? Ahhh…waste time dat boi. He like be mainland star…GO! No baddah me, get too many guys who like stay and play for the homeland. Shoots! Get plenny who like come ovah and play for UH!

  74. madeinhawaii November 12, 2008 10:47 am

    The Hawaii State Society in Washington says it has sold all 750 tickets to the January 20th ball at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. They cost $200 apiece.

    Hawaii’s congressional delegation, Governor Lingle, Kauai-born retired Army General Eric Shinseki and former University of Hawaii quarterback Colt Brennan of the Washington Redskins received invitations.

    Manti Te’o, you could be next!

  75. Hoohiki November 12, 2008 10:48 am

    The difference between Te’o and Funaki is obvious…

    Funaki wanted to be a Warrior and is a Warrior…Te’o doesn’t and won’t.

    How I wish his (and family’s) mind wasn’t so made up not to play for his home and people…Que sera sera as Doris would say….

    But like someone posted before…Better to put our energy, emotion, and time to those who want to be a Warrior.

  76. Da Punchbowl Kid November 12, 2008 10:55 am

    U right, He goin’ go where he goin’ go. I figgah I make one last try to make him think otherwise.

    No mattah wut, da Warriors still geev ‘um!

    Am I right, braddah Colt?

  77. Kekoa November 12, 2008 11:03 am

    DPK ~ No begging!
    Wish him all da best.
    Tell ’em no look back.

  78. d1島 November 12, 2008 11:06 am


    Howzit! Good ting get Warrior Bowl tomorrow, eh?
    Sounds like you get one mild case of da Bye-week Blues. 😉

  79. koakane iPhone November 12, 2008 11:07 am

    morning tsaiko wahines and kanes. again annoddah sunny day in the 808 state.

    small break but wanted to check in and say aloha to all.

    like everyone waiting to see princes leila video’s. shout out to kelli your fuud pics of Maui supa.

    also caught some of LizK on radio w/ bhogue very nice

    Kekoa saw my email? James return my call.

  80. (Jesse) James November 12, 2008 11:08 am

    KK…yeah, sorry been busy with work. Will call later…

  81. Ralph November 12, 2008 11:22 am

    USC would be a tough lineup to crack for any football player. Chris Galippo was at the top or near the top of the list for LB out of hs. He is a redshirt freshman playing in 6 of 9 games as a reserve. Kaluka is starting as a senior but had to find pt on special teams for 3 years in which he excelled.

  82. Kazz November 12, 2008 11:33 am


    November 12th, 2008 at 9:23 am
    Newsflash: Teo will not sign with UH.

    UH has nothing to offer Teo, except maybe the opportunity to sit on the bench in favor of community college recruits. Ask Funaki about this.

    Pfffftttttttttttttttttt…. 😆

  83. Garret November 12, 2008 11:33 am

    BSU and the MWC are denying the report that BSU was invited to join the MWC.

    Everyone from Mountain West commissioner Craig Thompson to Kustra is refuting any contact has been made.

    “I can categorically say Dr. Kustra has not received a letter from the Mountain West Conference. No correspondence has been exchanged, there are no active discussions nor change of status regarding conference affiliations,” said BSU spokesman Frank Zang after speaking with Kustra on Tuesday afternoon.

    Thompson was asked about membership expansion in the nine-member Mountain West on Monday. He said he does not expect expansion and that the “next time the board meets is in June.”

  84. Garret November 12, 2008 11:35 am

    Oregon State football players have stopped shaving in their attempt to make the Rose Bowl.

    Welcome to “No Shave November.”

    An idea initiated by Oregon State H-back Gabe Miller has caught on. Most of the offensive players stopped shaving Nov. 1, and the defense is beginning to follow suit.

    Quarterback Lyle Moevao heard that he’s got “the best beard so far.” It’s also beginning to itch.

    “This is about a week and a half in, so man, I’m dying over here,” Moevao said. “I can’t wait till the end of November comes.”

  85. Kekoa November 12, 2008 11:38 am

    Koakane ~ Saw it…worked on it…gotcha on da wait list for one, trying anodda one. bbl…

    D-1 ~ Is the Warrior Express rolling out of the Waipio enclave at sunrise?

  86. Garret November 12, 2008 11:38 am

    Article strongly in favor of a playoff system instead of the BCS.

    This will sound like a broken record, but it bears repeating: there is no sport on earth other than division I-A college football (or whatever silly name the NCAA slaps on it) in which a team can go unbeaten and not get to keep playing or compete for a championship.

    That’s none. Zero. Crossword puzzle players get to compete until they lose, for crying out loud. But not D-1 college football players.

    The college presidents deserve to be hammered for this because they are a bunch of preening hypocrites who think (in most cases) that putting the word “doctor” in front of their name makes them smart. They look people in the eye and say things they know are completely untrue and then get upset when someone calls them on it. Example: “We don’t want a playoff because it would hurt our ‘student-athletes.’ ” Adding a 12 th regular season game to increase revenue was okay, but creating a playoff system with games played almost wholly between semesters remains an issue.

    But the presidents aren’t the real culprits anymore. As a group, they know almost nothing about athletics. They think they need to perpetuate the BCS, regardless of how awful it is, because a playoff system would mean sharing more of the wealth with their non-BCS brethren. What they fail to understand is that the revenue would increase so much that even if they had to dole more of the money out to Conference USA, the WAC and the Mountain West, everyone would still be wealthier.

    Which is why the bad guys in this are the BCS commissioners. That would be Mike Tranghese of the Big East, John Swofford of the ACC, Tom Hansen of the Big Ten, Mike Slive of the SEC, Dan Beebe of the Big 12 and the unspeakable Jim Delany of the Big 10.

  87. Garret November 12, 2008 11:40 am

    UH’s next opponent is Idaho and they are a mess. Not only are they struggling on the field, but teammates got into a fight and pressed charges against each other! That has to be a horrible indication about their chemistry.

    Idaho running back Deonte Jackson was issued a citation for misdemeanor battery Friday by Moscow Police after one of his teammates accused the sophomore of hitting him during a fight at an off-campus party Nov. 2.

    The charge will not affect his playing status for Saturday’s home game against rival Boise State, Idaho coach Robb Akey said Monday.

    Jackson is the fourth Idaho player to be cited after the incident. Safety Shelton Miles, cornerback Breyon Williams and receiver Dewey Hale were charged with misdemeanor battery after an alleged fight with another man. The three were suspended indefinitely last week by Akey.

    One of those players charged Jackson, assistant Moscow Police Chief David Duke said. Duke and Akey declined to say which player charged Jackson, who is Idaho’s leading rusher with 594 yards.

  88. Garret November 12, 2008 11:41 am

    Hi Colt!
    Hi Princess!
    Hi Faye!

  89. homey November 12, 2008 11:45 am

    Thanks for the extra shoutout (J)J!

    Hi Leila! Hi Faye!

    Schoolhouse Rock? No time for that, too busy growing vegetables.

    Good morning Rockers!

  90. Princess Leila November 12, 2008 11:46 am

    Hey everyone! Hope you enjoy the return of the videos. I’m running late to meet my mom, but I’ll pop on later!
    Tell her sorry for me. She’ll read this when she gets back from lunch 🙂

  91. Stephen Tsai November 12, 2008 11:53 am

    I’m glad our blog readers don’t press chargers when they hit each other at parties.
    Oh, wait, Jaegermeister isn’t a real person.

  92. SteveM November 12, 2008 11:53 am

    Hi Princess! Good to have you back!

  93. homey November 12, 2008 11:54 am

    Blog software and hardware must be tired today. Seems like it is in a sluggish mood.

    Faye, you’re daughter says “sorry”.

  94. SteveM November 12, 2008 11:58 am

    💡 Karaoke B-Day Bash to be at Genji this Saturday

    Peaches gave me THE stare and said, “Just have it at Genji’s. Everybody knows the place and can come and go anytime. Why worry about finding a place…and $15 cover is too much this week”.

    Hmmmm…on short notice–don’t have to worry about finding a new unfamiliar place (since KrazyK is out). Don’t have to worry about when people will arrive and when to start and end the room rental time clock. Don’t have to collect room rental fee$.

    Plus, old karaoke places like Genji still has the old songs–which is a big factor this week. We’ve also had Tsai-ko “not-a-birthday” parties there before. BTW, Bulla is bringing the cake (mentioning it here so we don’t accidentally end up with 3 cakes). Also, Art’s offering a Tsai-kos only special on Jaeger Bombs that night 🙂

  95. SteveM November 12, 2008 11:59 am

    😆 😆 😆

    Saturday, November 15, 2008
    9:00 PM (after Wahine Volleyball)
    Club Genji

    Karaoke Call and “not-Lyn’s-birthday” celebration after the Wahine volley match this Saturday. Some arriving at 8:00 for dinner first.

    Come anytime, leave anytime. No charge except for pupus and drink. Lots of 60’s, 70’s and 80’s favorites to rock the house! Some Japanese tunes too as we share the main lounge (unless we double our numbers), but we’ll have room to dance 🙂

    RSVP’s not necessary but let me know if you can (for secondary planning reasons).

  96. Kekoa November 12, 2008 11:59 am

    Attended the Coach’s huddle last night with the usual suspects. Stretch, da twins, sj & myki, R25, Kazz, Cal of Kona, and Pops. Pulehu Ribs were outstanding!

    UH Fan 808 kept the win streak alive for the Tsaiko Prize patrol. She won a very well made UH/ESPN embroidered tote bag without the tote inside (?). Must be the economy.

    Coach Miano had a long discussion with BC about all da fb stuff we’ve already hashed out on the blog. I felt like he could have learned more from just hooking up with us! My impression was that it was a kinda ‘dry’ radio show.

    Eh DPK…we had C O O K I E S! Thank you Myki…Diana enjoyed the one cookie you had me deliver. The other 7 were spoiling fast along the way, so I had to go ahead and eat them. Nah!…Tsaik!

  97. LizKauai [Believer] November 12, 2008 12:01 pm

    Great to see a PRINCESS VIDEO AGAIN!!!

    Here is something I would love to see for the Warriors- the Stadium, the Fans, EVERYONE! Do I have to wait till my granddaughter is two?

  98. Kekoa November 12, 2008 12:04 pm

    Oops forgot to mention W/Doc stopped in at the Willows. Gave an encouraging update about the Doc. Seems they’ve planted a pace maker in him. More recovery time necessary. He’s taking things slow, but we’ll never get her to back off and take a break…Tsai!

  99. LizKauai [Believer] November 12, 2008 12:06 pm

    Oh- and did you see Davone’s tweet:

    Davone_Bess Another WIN for the FIN! I love it! My Boyz in Hawaii killed it this weekend! I love it when a plan comes together! 10:06 AM yesterday from web

  100. Garret November 12, 2008 12:11 pm

    It was so great to get to see a video from the Princess again! Great to hear about the Scout Bowl from the leaders!

  101. Jason November 12, 2008 12:23 pm

    Welcome back, Princess Leila! (I guess that means chawan_cut is going to be shy from now on …)

  102. homey November 12, 2008 12:27 pm

    Jason – One thing for sure is that c_c will be producing more saliva.

  103. Kazz November 12, 2008 12:28 pm


    That was my first Call The Coach in a while and it was an interesting one to say the least. I can’t believe how much work is being done by our awesome staff in building for the future.

    To lose 35 seniors for a program that doesn’t exactly “re-load” all the time can be very damaging, but looks like “Dr. Mack” and his crack team of surgeons are planning to stop the “bleeding” before it even starts.

    Man I was still feeling the chili w/spare ribs well into the evening… and that is not a good thing…. 🙁

  104. Kazz November 12, 2008 12:33 pm

    November 12th, 2008 at 11:40 am
    UH’s next opponent is Idaho and they are a mess. Not only are they struggling on the field, but teammates got into a fight and pressed charges against each other! That has to be a horrible indication about their chemistry.

    For our benefit this is NOT good at all. I suspect THREE head coaches in the WAC could very well lose their jobs during the off-season and that means you’d have at least three teams that are already at the bottom of our conference trying to “gel” with a new staff … and that number could be $4 if a lot of FSU fans get their way.

  105. bulla November 12, 2008 12:34 pm

    that’s a good one, Jaeger is not a person….bombs away 🙂

  106. homey November 12, 2008 12:36 pm

    How time flies, it’s conventional lunch time.

  107. Kekoa November 12, 2008 12:37 pm

    Kazz ~ I didn’t mean to sound unappreciative of the Coaches and their recruiting strategy. It’s just that we keep such close tabs of who and who thru Sensei Tsai. Gratifying to hear confirmation about their extensive program.

    I don’t eat anyone else’s Chili ‘cept mine. My focus was on da Pulehu Ribs/Rice/mac salad. No problems. Cookie…GOOD! Company GREAT!

  108. Jay November 12, 2008 12:44 pm

    I just wanted to thank chawan_cut for his warrior fb news compilations. You do a great service for guys like me who gotta watch the kids and do chores. By the time the 9 or 10pm news comes around, I’m out like a burnt bulb.

  109. LizKauai [Believer] November 12, 2008 12:59 pm

    Wow- too much time away from Oahu… missing the TV-Gates, Karaoke Kalls… Tsai…

  110. Kekoa November 12, 2008 12:59 pm

    Bulla ~

    It’s not fair that your charming and beautiful Waipahu songstress extradordinaire will not be able to hear me sing her my stirring rendition of the Happy Birthday Classic.

    I will have to put it on hold along with the “bells of Kalihi” until we meet again. Until then I shall:

    *Face to the East* – Toast To the Bomber Brigade.
    *Face to the West* – Toast to the Birthday Girl.
    *Face to the North* – Toast to the Lovely Couple.
    *Face to the South* – A Toast to your Happiness!

    “May the Blue Bird of Happiness fly up your street and around your love nest.”

  111. Jay November 12, 2008 1:01 pm

    wow…so poetic.

  112. Stephen Tsai November 12, 2008 1:09 pm

    Hey, I was told that 17,000 comments are on hold because of “questionable” content (i.e. spam).
    I said to the techs: hmm. do we get credit if we don’t delete them?

  113. Kekoa November 12, 2008 1:10 pm

    MSLiz ~ I see it!…I see little Lilu lighting up the stadium Jumbo Screen. Maybe if we compose a better fight song for her. This one is kinda lame. Needs something…I dunno…SOMETHING. Maybe a Warrior Chant first.

    Now if you could teach her to start the chant, slide into the Ha’a, and finish with the fight song…THAT would be awsome! Halawa Valley would never be the same…

  114. Mei Ling November 12, 2008 1:10 pm

    DPK & Sweety,

    Good to hang with you two this past weekend, as well.


    I might go to see “Hula Girls on the beach on Sat. night. Thinking about doing hula for the next 3 days. I’m still planning on going to the UH-US game on Fri., tho.

  115. Mei Ling November 12, 2008 1:12 pm


    UH-US = UH-USF

    Love the video, Princess!

  116. LizKauai [Believer] November 12, 2008 1:12 pm

    Hi ST!
    What’s the latest on Kenny Estes???

    HI COLT! 😆

  117. Kazz November 12, 2008 1:14 pm


    It may have been “dry” radio for us on da inside! 🙂 But then again we must remember that a lot of people no get da kine info we can get here…. (but then again all they have to do is to log on the blog and converse…..instead of flaming here and making accusations of favoritism and racism they cannot prove)…

    I tink we Tsaikos stay spoiled! 😉

  118. LizKauai [Believer] November 12, 2008 1:15 pm

    Hey, Kekoa!

    So- we should be meeting more Kauai folks for the upcoming home games. Kymry guys are planning to come to the T-Gate. I’ll email you.

  119. Kekoa November 12, 2008 1:15 pm

    ST ~ I don’t have the patience to wait for them to delete Spam in the conventional way.

  120. Kekoa November 12, 2008 1:18 pm

    MSLiz ~ I warned some of the ladies that a home and home golf tourney could happen in the off season! Told ’em to sharpen up their sticks.

  121. Loa November 12, 2008 1:18 pm

    afternoon gang!

    Princess – thank you for the video

    17,000? – wow, i think all my comments went thru since they started reviewing

  122. Kazz November 12, 2008 1:20 pm

    November 12th, 2008 at 6:09 am
    LA Times mentions the Warriors in a less than positive way…as the example of weird things in college football.
    Granted, there is a lot of weirdness in my beloved game right now. How about that long hair flowing out the back of the helmets? I saw the University of Hawaii play recently and I thought I was watching an Herbal Essence commercial. Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair. Rapunzel, Rapunzel, hold on to that handoff.

    Maybe that person that wrote that should ask David Veikune where he gets his hair done huh??? As I recall..

    The last guy to talk trash to Veikune went to sleep afterwards!!! 😈

  123. Loa November 12, 2008 1:20 pm

    scout bowl – i wonder if AL & KW going bust out the head sets?

  124. homey November 12, 2008 1:22 pm

    So that’s where my 3,672 spam comments went…I guess the tekkies must be enjoying the content to not delete them. 😆

  125. LizKauai [Believer] November 12, 2008 1:26 pm

    Kazz- we R very lucky to have da Tsai-ko mentality. Das why I had to call 1500 this AM. I was driving into town and could only catch part of the conversation but it was enough to wake me up and answer some criticisms.
    The part that I thought I heard (through the static and cut-outs) was coming from someone who attended the TV Gate. I thought- hoo wee, why criticize us for trying to calm down flamers??? Yes, they have the “right” to spout off but they don’t have the right to spew spittle all over the rest of us. Das what da toilet is for! 😈 bwahahaha!

  126. FloridaTed November 12, 2008 1:26 pm

    Princess Leila,

    Welcome back, excellent video. Makes our boys so personal to us. The Team spirit seems to be fine. Having you back makes me realize how much those videos of yours were missed by all.

    Just finished reading the Na Koa lunch report. This is the best and most detailed yet. Check it out, everybody, it’s really worth it.

    It clearly shows that all these stupid calls for coaches heads were just that, stupid. The report shows how much fine detail has to be learned by the entire offense, to make it humm properly.

    To have it run as well as it does right now and after reading the report, it has become clear to me that our coaches are very competent, in particular Ron Lee. I no longer have any doubt that he knows all the ins and outs of the R’n’S as well as anybody.

    Here’s to the humming Warrior machine !

  127. Loa November 12, 2008 1:28 pm

    Kazz – hmmm, hair, i heard the story of Samson and Delilah but who’s this Rapunzel dude?

  128. homey November 12, 2008 1:29 pm

    I just went to the bathroom and spittled.

  129. LizKauai [Believer] November 12, 2008 1:31 pm

    Hi Ted! GOOD LUCK with the next step in your creative process!!!

  130. LizKauai [Believer] November 12, 2008 1:32 pm

    haha, m-homey!

  131. SteveM November 12, 2008 1:32 pm

    I signed up to be an opinion-giver on the HA online surveys last week. See the ad under ST’s pix in the upper right column.

    I took one survey– they thanked me and logged me out after the first question. Didn’t have a chance to offer my opinion on the blogware yet… 😐

  132. madeinhawaii November 12, 2008 1:34 pm

    I just realized that this is the best time to be playing sports in Hawaii. For the next 4 years, at least, the President of the United States of American will have his roots here. AND that means all eyes will point this way many many times over those 4 years. Even though Obama never went to UH, it’s still a big part of Hawaii. These are the years of visibility. Warriors take note… recruits be AWARE!

  133. Princess Leila November 12, 2008 1:36 pm

    I just ran into homey.
    But not in the bathroom.

    My mom says hi!

  134. Kekoa November 12, 2008 1:37 pm

    Hair to there…not fair? Hmmm…was this particular reporter bald?

  135. Kazz November 12, 2008 1:41 pm

    LizKauai [Believer]:

    November 12th, 2008 at 1:26 pm
    Kazz- we R very lucky to have da Tsai-ko mentality. Das why I had to call 1500 this AM. I was driving into town and could only catch part of the conversation but it was enough to wake me up and answer some criticisms.
    The part that I thought I heard (through the static and cut-outs) was coming from someone who attended the TV Gate. I thought- hoo wee, why criticize us for trying to calm down flamers??? Yes, they have the “right” to spout off but they don’t have the right to spew spittle all over the rest of us. Das what da toilet is for! bwahahaha!

    What happened???? Today is Wednesday so I avoid AM 1500.

    So someone attended a Tsaiko function and was talking stink??? Again I wasn’t listening so I don’t know.

    It seems to me that a hybrid type of UH “fan” has emerged since the spoils of last season have left and a new era and some challenges and some frustrations have come about out of this season.

    No doubt we were all spoiled last year and no doubt a lot of us felt frustrated this season but it’s to what extent we express those frustrations.
    Now all those that have come on this blog and expressed their opinions that may be different from ours have done NOTHING but claim outlandish accusations to the current staff that they have nothing but favoritism based on either race or personal preference based on past experiences and the FACT is those accusations were not backed up by PROOF.

    Just today, someone took it upon themselves to use the Manti Te’o situation to slander the UH coaches and blah blah blah…

    Garbage in, garbage out. You come in talking s*** you leave smelling like it.

    Is this blog one-sided? Maybe. But hey, this is a side I and everyone here likes. Is this blog property of the public? Yes. No doubt, but the TSAIKOS represent a part of the public that chooses to participate in positive discussions about UH athletics and sometimes not so much positive discussions (see last season’s “Frazier Diaries”).

    The fact remains, many of us here respect Jim Donovan, have come to respect Chancellor Hinshaw, and back Coach Mack. If people wanna argue otherwise, they should do so with respect and intelligence because while this remains a public forum, the part of the public that participates here are those that have found common ground in doing all they can fiscally and emotionally in supporting the university that we all have come to love through our own past experiences as players, fans, and as former students.

    YO! TSAIKOS!!!
    WE MUST PROTECT THIS HOUSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  136. homey November 12, 2008 1:43 pm

    Princess Leila – I now have a craving for spicy ahi and natto combination rice bowl! Yep, can’t believe it’s been 6 months since the last video! As you can see I forgot your name when I saw you. 😆

  137. Kazz November 12, 2008 1:44 pm

    RE: SPAM

    Maybe we should start e-mailing some members of South African exiled royalty to solicit donations to UH athletics???? :mrgreen:

  138. homey November 12, 2008 1:51 pm

    Kazz – Maybe I should donate the one million euros I won in a Netherlands lottery.

  139. madeinhawaii November 12, 2008 2:02 pm

    While Obama is in office… Hawaii has to figure out ways to really enhance it’s image on all highly visible fronts. This really includes all UH Sports. Better make sure nothing else stiffles the Ching Complex. Not a time for cut-backs there.

    Somebody go review all the Aloha Stadium tapes to check for sore spots that need immediate addressing.

    Gotta look nice for television…!

  140. Garret November 12, 2008 2:07 pm

    JJ just suspended his top 2 WRs (who have more catches than the rest of their WRs combined) and several other players for his “3 strikes” rule. I don’t think he was this strict on discipline when he was at UH.

    SMU’s top receivers, junior Emmanuel Sanders and sophomore Aldrick Robinson, are suspended for the Mustangs’ final two games due to a series of minor infractions. At least two other starters face similar suspensions, according to sources.

    Sanders and Robinson were suspended under coach June Jones’ “three strikes” rule. A player can pick up a strike for being late to practice, team meetings and study halls, among other violations.

    Robinson (1,047) and Sanders (958) are ranked No. 4 and No. 10 in the nation in receiving yards. Their 2,005 combined yards smashed the previous school single-season record for a tandem. Jerry LeVias (1,131) and Ken Fleming (588) combined for 1,719 yards in 1968.

    Robinson has 11 touchdowns and is tied with Emanuel Tolbert (1978) for the single-season record. Sanders has at least 600 receiving yards in each of his three seasons, a first on the Hilltop. He also has nine touchdowns.

  141. Jay November 12, 2008 2:12 pm

    Wasn’t me on am1500. I haven’t been to a t-gate (yet).

    Sounds like the guy a couple topics back.

  142. d1島 November 12, 2008 2:15 pm

    ‘afternoon all!

    Moreso than the Prez-elect, IMHO the “gold-rush” needs to happen while Dan has his hand on the tiller of the Senate Appropriations Cmte.
    He’$ a guy who ha$ never forgotten where he come$ from 😉

  143. Princess Leila November 12, 2008 2:16 pm

    “hey!” usually works. I looked up.

  144. HiFlyer November 12, 2008 2:20 pm

    Homey – you forgot her name? now if it was c_c I could understand.

  145. d1島 November 12, 2008 2:20 pm


    scout bowl – i wonder if AL & KW going bust out the head sets?

    As long as they no bus’ da headsets! According to Coach Miano last night on CTC, “You break it, you own it!”

  146. LizKauai [Believer] November 12, 2008 2:23 pm

    Anyone know who the scout QB’s are going to be?

  147. madeinhawaii November 12, 2008 2:24 pm


    Oh yeah.. how could I forget Senator Inouye?

    Got a lot of things working in Hawaii’s favor as we head into this economic downturn, let’s hope our local policy makers got their act together, forget policital differences, and work to keep Hawaii afloat. After all, we are all in this ship together!

  148. takoboy November 12, 2008 2:24 pm

    hi princess…nice video

  149. d1島 November 12, 2008 2:25 pm

    Dat’s a lotta SPAM! I wonder if Hoagy Gamble knows about that?

  150. djmitcho November 12, 2008 2:26 pm

    In regards to the hair…I’ve always said that UH would be the All-Hair team. And even though tattoos are prevalent throughout football, I think UH would be the All-Tattoo team too!

  151. d1島 November 12, 2008 2:28 pm


    After all, we are all in this ship together!

    haha…misread that the first time! 😉

  152. homey November 12, 2008 2:28 pm

    HiFlyer – I was speechless for a moment ok!!!!

    PL – I had to laugh when you yelled, “MOM!” Many women looked at you! 😆

  153. takoboy November 12, 2008 2:29 pm

    is it actually OSU (da beavers) that keep boise from the bcs rather than OSU (da bucks)…forgot all about the beavs, they got a decently tough schedule remaining but it sure ain’t impossible. we’ll see. ugh boring weekend coming (as far as football is concerned), no top 10 tilts and no hawaii game. maybe i’ll check out what could amount to manti’s last regular season HS game.

  154. Stephen Tsai November 12, 2008 2:29 pm

    I got a call from Kekaula, who’s irked. He keeps singing: “I’m just a bill …”

  155. homey November 12, 2008 2:32 pm

    MLiz – I think the coaches know. It will probably be the same as last game.

    d1 – we also gotta take advantage while Inouye is still alive.

  156. ryan November 12, 2008 2:32 pm

    ST, did we just get another commitment? I thought I heard Mac say that last night.

  157. d1島 November 12, 2008 2:35 pm


    Same time frame!

  158. homey November 12, 2008 2:36 pm

    I thought Kekaula was just a Bob?

  159. d1島 November 12, 2008 2:38 pm


    Friday will be the last HS game for a bunch of guys. High drama; surprised that there hasn’t been much hype about it so far.
    Oh wait, maybe I should check Wes’ blog! 😉

  160. d1島 November 12, 2008 2:41 pm


    OK, I checked….Wes is still talking about girls’ volleyball….par for the course…. 🙄

  161. LizKauai [Believer] November 12, 2008 2:49 pm

    HI d1!
    Hail- DAN, without whom Kauai would be nada, zippo, zilch. Especially da wassai.

  162. LizKauai [Believer] November 12, 2008 2:51 pm

    btw- I just yakked on the phone with my buddy Wendell – with whom I attended my first UH football games last year. He lives in St. Louis now and says HI!

  163. takoboy November 12, 2008 2:51 pm

    no news or at least a little hype on what could amount to (w/ all due respect to Kahuku, Leilehua, da govs and all the outerisland schools) the quasi state hgih school championship football game. ugh, grrrr.

  164. d1島 November 12, 2008 2:52 pm

    Hi Liz!

    Still remember his campaign signs from a few elections ago: Dan

    That was it….just: Dan (printed like he signs it)….everybody knew. 😆

  165. Kazz November 12, 2008 2:52 pm


    November 12th, 2008 at 1:51 pm
    Kazz – Maybe I should donate the one million euros I won in a Netherlands lottery.

    SHUCKS!!! I didn’t even claim my earnings from that same lottery yet! Still can?

  166. d1島 November 12, 2008 2:57 pm


    As a benevolent gesture, you guys should forward the info from one spammer to the other to send the $5000.00 to claim his award! 😆 👿

  167. homey November 12, 2008 2:59 pm

    The Princess videos have returned…I wonder when Guava will return?

    Kazz – Never too late. Don’t forget the Brithish lottery and the uncle from Hong Kong.

  168. homey November 12, 2008 3:01 pm

    d1 – I sent $5000 in Monopoly money. I sent a SASE using Esme’s address.

  169. (Jesse) James November 12, 2008 3:03 pm

    Good afternoon gang..have to whoosh but wanted to stop by and say hi.

    homey – YW. And I just received an offer from someone with my same last name in Uruguay who was just killed in a car accident and has an account estimated to be worth $10 million (U.S.). All I have to do is send him my bank information so that they can deposit the cash….MWAHAHAHAHHA

  170. d1島 November 12, 2008 3:06 pm


    What you going do with $5M in Monopoly money?
    Buy 384,911 12-packs of Monopoly Heineken? :-D:

  171. duffer November 12, 2008 3:14 pm

    Story/blog on Weber State,


    Not to worry, I’ll have a “talk” with the sports editor to include the Beast, or I’ll get whitey to do it! 🙂

  172. madeinhawaii November 12, 2008 3:15 pm

    Anybody know who the Cal Poly safety McMackin was talking about that gave the verbal commit? Was it a junior? Or a senior? Or both?

  173. homey November 12, 2008 3:16 pm

    (J)J – So all you gotta do is send bank info to a dead guy?

    d1 – I was going to buy custom made diamond encrusted platinum dice, wheelbarrow, battleship, sack of money, horse and rider, car, train, thimble, cannon, shoe, dog, iron, and a top hat.

  174. d1島 November 12, 2008 3:20 pm

    OK. Up to you, but I no tink Monopoly Koakane going be interested in anything from that list….mo’ bettah the beer!

  175. d1島 November 12, 2008 3:21 pm

    Gotta actually get some stuff done….


  176. homey November 12, 2008 3:27 pm

    mih – Cal Poly? Isn’t that a college?

  177. BowsForever November 12, 2008 3:43 pm

    The videos have returned! How I missed them.

  178. madeinhawaii November 12, 2008 3:44 pm

    Oops I meant Long Beach Poly in Cal…

  179. takoboy November 12, 2008 3:50 pm

    ooooh more LBP boyz, hope that’s true and hope hope hope he can coerece GDL and Iuta Tepa to remain warriors, pretty pretty please

    just asked the boss for super bowl weekend off to go to bj/gsp II and got the thumbs down, boooooooo. darn was really looking forward to my first mgm event. but that’s good news for sep 09 and pullman (seattle) and vegas 🙂

  180. homey November 12, 2008 4:02 pm

    takoboy – can’t wait for that bjp vs gsp II match!!!

  181. takoboy November 12, 2008 4:07 pm

    homey – and football season makes things fly by so fast that the end of januray will be here in no time.

  182. tommui November 12, 2008 4:10 pm

    PRINCESS hasn’t lost her touch! Great video! Welcome back!

  183. wafan November 12, 2008 4:15 pm

    Welcome home Princess!!!

  184. Ralph November 12, 2008 4:28 pm

    what video….found a pix of sol and estes….

  185. d1島 November 12, 2008 4:30 pm


    Turn left at the second light!

  186. Rob25 November 12, 2008 4:33 pm

    Stephen Tsai:

    November 12th, 2008 at 2:29 pm
    I got a call from Kekaula, who’s irked. He keeps singing: “I’m just a bill …”

    At least he can sing good!

  187. Esme November 12, 2008 4:36 pm

    Conjunction-junction, what’s your function? …


    Yep, it never gets old.


  188. Esme November 12, 2008 4:38 pm

    homey, thaaaaanks. 🙄

  189. Esme November 12, 2008 4:39 pm

    Yay for Colt! Yay for the return of the Princess! Yay! Yayyyyy!

    *collapses from all the hollering*

  190. wafan November 12, 2008 4:42 pm

    Ralph . . .

    The video is above the photograph.

  191. wafan November 12, 2008 4:43 pm

    I sure hope everyone in the flooded areas in Washington State is safe. Belongings can be replaced. Lives are a lot more difficult.

  192. wafan November 12, 2008 4:46 pm

    Hopefully no one complains about Mr. Tsai being off topic on today’s blog.

  193. Committed Road Warrior November 12, 2008 4:50 pm

    Maybe this is old news, but supposedly there’s a “Green and White Out” for the Cincy game. Those seated in sections L to LL on the north side of the stadium are being asked to wear green shirts and those in sections K to KK on the south side of the stadium are asked to wear white shirts.

    Tsaikos going to the game take notice!!!!!

    Map schematic:

  194. d1島 November 12, 2008 4:58 pm


    No can!
    People going be looking for the green or white colored seats! 🙄

  195. d1島 November 12, 2008 5:01 pm

    …not to mention all da “Ainokea’s” 👿

  196. Kazz November 12, 2008 5:02 pm

    Committed Road Warrior:

    November 12th, 2008 at 4:50 pm
    Maybe this is old news, but supposedly there’s a “Green and White Out” for the Cincy game. Those seated in sections L to LL on the north side of the stadium are being asked to wear green shirts and those in sections K to KK on the south side of the stadium are asked to wear white shirts.

    Tsaikos going to the game take notice!!!!!

    Map schematic:

    If it rains that evening like it did in the Nevada game, it will be a red, yellow, blue, some green and some white night with all those damn multi-colored ponchos!!!! 👿

  197. d1島 November 12, 2008 5:03 pm


    Hopefully the UHAD picks up on this and starts pushing it hard.
    Would be cool 😎

  198. d1島 November 12, 2008 5:06 pm


    and no fo’get various shades of brown…for all da beer-lovin’ bruddahs who “shed da shirt” aftah da deluge 😆

  199. Kazz November 12, 2008 5:16 pm


    November 12th, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    and no fo’get various shades of brown…for all da beer-lovin’ bruddahs who “shed da shirt” aftah da deluge

    Hmmm… nevah had da beer-lovin wahines sheeding da shirt last time…. 🙁

  200. Kazz November 12, 2008 5:18 pm


  201. kama krab November 12, 2008 5:19 pm

    Howzit Everbody,

    It is great to see the Princess back in the house. Great video and looking forward to many more.

    In regard to recruiting, I think we will be getting alot more good news in the coming week. Hopefully we can get the WR from Los Medanos and it looks like the recruit from Long Beach Poly is a Safety Stanjavirus McKay. Hopefully I got the spelling correct on his name. If not sorry brah.

  202. Kazz November 12, 2008 5:19 pm

    Oh crap…

    Here comes the office vacation schedule for 2009…

    Time to play “hit or miss” with taking a week off for Spring Practice next season and Fall Practice as well…

    (crosses fingers)

  203. Committed Road Warrior November 12, 2008 5:20 pm

    d1 and Kazz: Too funny, but probably true! 🙂

    The Green-and-White-Out note was about 3/4 of the way down in the H-Mail E-Newsletter message thingy the UHAD sends out every week.

  204. djmitcho November 12, 2008 5:24 pm

    Couture or Lesner this weekend?

  205. Kazz November 12, 2008 5:24 pm

    YO KAMA!!!!

    Did you know I sit directly below you in the Orange section??? I tried fo grab your attention after a few TDs last game but was toooo naahhhtttzzz.

  206. Kazz November 12, 2008 5:26 pm


    November 12th, 2008 at 5:24 pm
    Couture or Lesner this weekend?

    John Cena takes them both out! 😆

  207. madeinhawaii November 12, 2008 5:29 pm

    Jeeze.. I’m hoping it’s Stanjavirus McKay, too. That would really solidfy the backfield for the defense. Next gotta worry about the O-line.

    Everything just seems to be falling into place months ahead of schedule. These coaches are really working every angle to bring the Warrior program to greater heights. I’m impressed.

    It takes more than wins and losses to build a program and to put it on the right footing. Our coaching staff are covering all the bases. The wins will come and snowball, can’t wait.

  208. kama krab November 12, 2008 5:30 pm

    Wassuuup Braddah Kazz

    The next game I get to I go come down and say howzit. Those seats I was in actually is my cousins husbands seat but he was home sick but I think Idaho’s game I going try find tickets around there.

  209. madeinhawaii November 12, 2008 5:34 pm

    Has Kahuhku’s DB Aulola Tonga Jr committed anywhere?

  210. kama krab November 12, 2008 5:34 pm

    I think would be nice for us to get kids like Aulola Tonga of Kahuku and Isiah Iuta of Farrington. Another name I wouldn’t mind seeing in green is Apelo Sooalo. This boy would make a good power back with a litte bit more weight training.

  211. madeinhawaii November 12, 2008 5:45 pm

    Hmm… regarding that Le’Marcus Gibson.. transfer. So there’s a chance our Warriors might meet him in 2010? heh heh heh…

  212. Jason November 12, 2008 5:49 pm

    That reminds me, I haven’t gotten H-Mail updates in a while. Geez, UH just lost my e-mail address. 😛

    And while I was harping on the multi-colored ponchos before that game, it actually looked kinda cool-ish — as if we were the Rainbow Warriors again. 😛

  213. Kelli November 12, 2008 5:50 pm

    Pauoa Boy: Hehe! Nice to be back!

    Jason: No, never got a chance to try the tea, but you better keep chugging that stuff. Get well soon!

    koakane iPhone: Glad you enjoyed my Maui pics! I already want to go back. Heck, I’d buy a house there and move if I could. But uh, yeah, better finish school first and find a job.

  214. Kazz November 12, 2008 6:12 pm

    RE: Color coordinated crowd.

    If this were a dictatorship I’d make everyone wear black and they would be given conch shell lessons and they’ll be required to blow them on 3rd downs for the other team.

    Again it seems like only under a dictatorship will we ever get maximum or at least decent crowd participation. SSC not too bad… Aloha Stadium… it’s just horrible.

  215. djmitcho November 12, 2008 6:21 pm

    If we going that route, I go with Batista

  216. chawan_cut November 12, 2008 6:24 pm

    why would i be shy? We are all benefiting from the return of THE videos from THE Princess. today is a good day for all.

    You are very welcome. I try my best to contribute to spread the Warrior love around.

  217. Hawaiianbod November 12, 2008 6:28 pm

    jason – u got mail.

  218. chawan_cut November 12, 2008 6:29 pm

    homey was the lucky man today.
    someone should make a dvd ala “school house rocks” with the UH videos that THE Princess made. could call it “Warriors Rock” or something. or was that too lame?

  219. Jason November 12, 2008 6:33 pm

    Thank you, Hawaiianbod.

    Kazz: I know what you mean. Geez, I hope this thing works out. But I’m not holding my breath. Unless they print it on the ticket …

  220. jm2375 November 12, 2008 6:50 pm

    Jason – I haven’t gotten H-mail in a long time even though I keep signing up and I have a address!

    BTW – old statisicians never die, they’re just broken down by age & sex. 😆

  221. Kazz November 12, 2008 6:55 pm


    November 12th, 2008 at 6:33 pm

    Kazz: I know what you mean. Geez, I hope this thing works out. But I’m not holding my breath. Unless they print it on the ticket …

    I also noticed that organized ti leaf distribution doesn bode well for us as of late (see: OSU 2006 game and Sugar Bowl 2008).

    I think get more “mana” if people bring their own and on their own initiative.

    Hmmm… was there an organized ti-leaf distribution during the 2007 “WAC Championship Game” against BSU? I remember a bunch of Tsaikos had some but I can’t remember if people at the stadium were passing them out…

  222. madeinhawaii November 12, 2008 7:15 pm

    For those of you who are having football withdrawal pangs.. remember this weekend is the show down between Billy Ray Stutzman of #2 St. Louis High School and Manti Te’o of #1 Punahou. Should be a pretty good game.

  223. Hawaiianbod November 12, 2008 7:16 pm

    kazz – i went go snag one of those blue gym towels. hehehe. i’ll give you one at the next tgate. 🙂

  224. SteveM November 12, 2008 7:17 pm

    😆 😆 😆

    Saturday, November 15, 2008
    9:00 PM (after Wahine Volleyball)
    Club Genji

    Karaoke Call and “not-Lyn’s-birthday” celebration after the Wahine volley match this Saturday. Some arriving at 8:00 for dinner first.

    Come anytime, leave anytime. No charge except for your optional fuud and drink. Lots of 60’s, 70’s and 80’s favorites to rock the house! Some Japanese tunes too as we share the main lounge (unless we double our numbers), but we’ll have room to dance–or boots to walk–in the aisles 🙂

    RSVP’s not necessary, but let me know if you can (for initial setup reasons).

  225. lab rat November 12, 2008 7:23 pm

    Nice video Princess.

    What is questionable content??

  226. d1島 November 12, 2008 7:28 pm

    If those two “meet” during the game, somebody screwed up 😯

  227. chawan_cut November 12, 2008 7:42 pm

    tonight’s news
    liz reports on how good it is to be home

  228. Kazz November 12, 2008 7:43 pm


    November 12th, 2008 at 7:15 pm
    For those of you who are having football withdrawal pangs.. remember this weekend is the show down between Billy Ray Stutzman of #2 St. Louis High School and Manti Te’o of #1 Punahou. Should be a pretty good game.


    In fact… I should be there in person with my UH stuff on for good measure…. 👿

  229. Kazz November 12, 2008 7:46 pm


    November 12th, 2008 at 7:28 pm
    If those two “meet” during the game, somebody screwed up.

    D1, by “meet” do you mean Stutzmann catching a pass over Manti and then running WAY past him for a TD? :mrgreen:

  230. Hawaiianbod November 12, 2008 7:48 pm

    just heard on 1500AM that Whitley (sp) Fehoku signed a letter-of-intent to play for the WARRIORS. They are talking with his brother, Sam of TTU, right now. ST will be on later in the show

  231. bulla November 12, 2008 7:49 pm


    you’re funny, no worries about the beast and company, he’s only a true freshman getting his reps in. by the end of the season he’ll be in the Top 10 in Def Stats for the team….it’s all good.

    He has played in all 11 games so far and started in 1 game, so he’s making his mark. Next year, look for some serious damage….

    the othe day he had fun; he went with 3 other players, all Seniors, to an elementary school and read with them for about 2 hours, did the recess thing, juice and cookies….he really enjoyed being with the kids, and of course they all wanted autographs, haha.

    the message, do your howework, listen to your parents, and get to college. now THAT, makes me a proud papa. when your kids can give back to others because they WANT to, that is when we have made progress.

  232. chawan_cut November 12, 2008 7:50 pm

    tonight’s basketball news, previewing the team as well as roderick flemings and brandon adams.
    friday! its a bye week! be there!

  233. bulla November 12, 2008 7:59 pm

    good luck to whitley,

    don’t know how he’ll fit in the mix, but they’ll be some great competition on that line.

  234. d1島 November 12, 2008 8:02 pm

    Stephen on 1500 now

  235. d1島 November 12, 2008 8:03 pm

    H-bod, thx for the heads-up!

  236. FloridaTed November 12, 2008 8:07 pm

    I have a feeling that the BBWarriors will surprise a few people this year.

  237. FloridaTed November 12, 2008 8:09 pm

    Letter of intent? Did you mean commit?

  238. d1島 November 12, 2008 8:11 pm

    I think I now remember why I no listen to Ran da Man so much 😐

  239. d1島 November 12, 2008 8:12 pm

    Florida Ted,
    He’s a transfer. Done deal

  240. Addahknowsports© November 12, 2008 8:13 pm

    (Jesse) James:
    November 12th, 2008 at 10:41 am

    Addaknowsports…Interplanet Janet? I would have thought you were more of a “sufferin’ suffrage…19th amendment” person….mwahahahahaha

    Hi Jamesie-
    Nah…….not me. I’m more of a laid-back-one-with-physics-and-nature kinda gal. BTW, aren’t you a little too young to know Schoolhouse Rock? Bwahahahahaha.

    Hi Princess Leila and Faye! Good to see the both of you back. Hope we get to see you guys before the season ends.

  241. d1島 November 12, 2008 8:16 pm

    from Portland State site

    Does not arrive at Portland State until fall practice, but should be a favorite to earn a starting role on the offensive line.
    Competed last season at El Camino Junior College… his team won the Mission Conference title… named first team All-Mission Conference as a left guard.
    Spent one season at San Diego State where started as a true freshman… earned All-Mountain West Conference honors.

    You can read between the lines….

  242. d1島 November 12, 2008 8:21 pm

    Florida Ted,
    btw, I went back and watched the NaMaSU video with those Na Koa notes…very interesting!

  243. FloridaTed November 12, 2008 8:37 pm



    Wasn’t that a very good and enlightening re-cap? It opened my eyes and understanding quite a bit. UHWarrors is doing a great job with his summaries.

  244. Garret November 12, 2008 9:07 pm

    UHWarriors always does an excellent job with his Na Koa reports…I’ve appreciated the reports for a long time. His memory is just amazing!

  245. FloridaTed November 12, 2008 9:10 pm

    When I look over the body of work our coaches, especially BigMack, have done in such a short time, I must say that I’m quite impressed.

    First the traumatic transition, the personnel losses, the high speed recruiting with three weeks left, then working with an offense that played like deer in the head lights, to now, getting close to the old, high powered offense we’re familiar with, all the way to possibly the best incoming recruiting class in UH history, is just darn encouraging.

    I would no longer bet against McMackin and turning Hawaii into the Miami of the Pacific. It may take a few years, but if anybody can do it, it will be him.

  246. Garret November 12, 2008 9:10 pm

    This teammate of Bess and Samson will be very, very motivated to do a great job on special teams. What an amazing turnaround for this guy! from working at Arby’s to playing for an NFL team who has a good shot at the playoffs!

    Here’s the best way to explain safety Courtney Bryan’s post- NFL life after the Dolphins cut him in September: lost in transition.

    The five NFL teams that worked him out weren’t biting because he had played too much to be stashed on a practice squad. Bryan couldn’t get registered at New Mexico State in time to finish his degree.

    He eventually found a job at Arby’s working the night shift.

    “Yes, Arby’s!” said Bryan, who is 11 credits shy of receiving his bachelors degree. “It’s hard out there. We’re in a recession.

    Bill Parcells, the Dolphins’ vice president of football operations, called on Monday, asking him to rejoin the team. According to Bryan, it took him a couple of minutes to stop thinking it was one of his buddies joking around.

    Bryan knows exactly what it’s going to take for him to extend his stay in South Florida.

    “Special teams. Special teams. Coach told me. The GM told me. Player personnel [director] told me. Water person told me,” Bryan said. “Special teams, all out.”

  247. Jason November 12, 2008 9:16 pm

    Yeah, uhwarriors is amazing. And yes, he does it all by memory. When he introduced himself to me the other week, I told him, “Take good notes!” He said he doesn’t take notes. I always pictured him typing away on a laptop in a corner somewhere. 😀

  248. FloridaTed November 12, 2008 9:18 pm

    This weeks summary was his best to date.

  249. FloridaTed November 12, 2008 9:22 pm

    The best part about it was that it surely puts to rest the stupid comments calling for Ron Lees head, that man knows the run and shoot as well as anybody, but first he had to turn deer into bucks, lol.

  250. FloridaTed November 12, 2008 9:24 pm

    Where’s everybody tonight?

  251. Garret November 12, 2008 9:25 pm


    My only worry about the coaches and UH is that the WAC will let them down. If the bottom of the WAC doesn’t improve, they could be forced to drop out of D-IA…and then the WAC is dead. UH will have an extremely difficult time as an independent, especially when the teams are in conference season and won’t want to travel to Hawaii. Right now UH doesn’t have to pay the travel costs of conference teams…but UH *does* have to pay travel costs for nonconference teams that visit Aloha Stadium. If UH had to do that for *all* teams that played in Hawaii, that would be a financial burden that would really hurt anything JD wants to do with the Athletic Department.

    The WAC is also the biggest problem for recruiting for UH. Can you imagine how successful these coaches would be if UH was in the Pac 10? That is a big reason why some top players like Te’o go away to play…competitors want to compete against the best, and many WAC teams are definitely not in that category. Does playing against NMSU, Idaho, Utah State, and La Tech challenge the players to be their best?

    The most impressive job of coaching to me is to get players motivated for teams that are considered weak. Players will always get up for the better teams, but time after time teams let down against “lesser” teams and pay for it. But fighting against boredom is NOT a way to help an athlete reach his peak.

    This can be partially mitigated by scheduling tough nonconference teams…but maybe not as tough as this year! However, UH really needs the bottom of the WAC to improve. Losing BSU would also put a stigma on the WAC and really, really hurt UH’s program in the long run. This is why I’ve been bringing it up periodically, since it is important for the future of the program. I don’t see any strong leadership or bold moves from Karl Benson and the Presidents of the WAC (except for how BSU’s President wants to bail on the WAC). Something has to be done before BSU leaves or before one of the 3 programs in danger drops out of D-IA.

  252. jm2375 November 12, 2008 9:26 pm

    Hi FT, Jason and other Tsai-kos!

    FT is up late as usual. Does he ever sleep? 😀

  253. Garret November 12, 2008 9:27 pm

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

    The US lost a nuclear weapon in 1968 that still hasn’t been found (at least by the US or our allies).

  254. Garret November 12, 2008 9:28 pm

    New near-perfect absorber captures nearly all of the sunlight that hits it, potentially leading to a new generation of high-efficiency, cost-effective solar power.

  255. Garret November 12, 2008 9:28 pm

    New solar energy material is the first to be able to simultaneously absorb all the colors of the rainbow.

  256. Garret November 12, 2008 9:28 pm

    Man in Florida was arrested when he tried to steal communion wafers during a church service. 6 or 7 church members held him down until police could come!

  257. Garret November 12, 2008 9:30 pm

    Framingham State College tried to use humor in their fundraising letter….but alumni didn’t appreciate all the “blah, blah” text. I never thought that a fundraising letter would actually say “blah, blah”…

  258. Garret November 12, 2008 9:31 pm

    Free play links pau.

  259. madeinhawaii November 12, 2008 9:40 pm

    Correction #1 Punahou (LB/RB Manti Te’o) vs #2 St. Louis (WR-Billy Ray Stutzman) is on Friday (not Saturday) night at 7:30 PM @ Aloha Stadium.

    Earlier I said Saturday.

  260. Jason November 12, 2008 9:42 pm

    But yeah, I’m glad to see that uhwarriors’ recap really shows how knowledgeable Coach Ron is when it comes to the R&S. Now, there’s a difference between a knowledgeable teacher and a knowledgeable effective teacher (yeah, look at college professors, many are terrible teachers — but not Garret, of course!). If Coach Ron can’t teach these guys the offense, then maybe a change has to be made. But I don’t think that’s the case here. Even more so than in the report, if you were just there to watch him break down the film, you could really see how the offense is beginning to grow and become effective. Now it’s not about teaching the reads and stuff, it’s about refining the whole into a fined-tuned machine. And besides June Jones, I don’t think I’d trust anybody else to do that fine-tuning.

  261. madeinhawaii November 12, 2008 9:43 pm

    UH offers Safety, Aaron Brown a scholarship.

    was that already mentioned?

  262. Mei Ling November 12, 2008 9:47 pm

    Sssshhhhh! Garret, don’t tell anyone about that lost nuclear weapon… :))

  263. Garret November 12, 2008 10:00 pm

    yeah, look at college professors, many are terrible teachers — but not Garret, of course!


    I know a lot of college professors who were horrible teachers! I took classes from many of them and know of several really bad professors that were my colleagues at Santa Clara. Probably the worst teacher I knew was my PhD advisor–he just didn’t care about teaching his classes and he was always late and disorganized, actually forgetting to show up several times.

    Thankfully, my teacher evaluations when I was a professor were very good–probably because I cared enough to put the effort into teaching. I averaged about a 4.5 out of 5 for evaluations, when the average was in the 3s and a 4.0 was considered a good average.

  264. Garret November 12, 2008 10:06 pm


    I don’t think I saw the Aaron Brown offer posted before. He’s the junior that Mac referred to, right?

    I also don’t think it was mentioned that both Tepa and Corey Nielsen were upgraded to 3 stars.

  265. jm2375 November 12, 2008 10:08 pm

    The basketball team has no seniors, so do they have any scholarships to offer next year? Will they get back the one they lost due to the low APR? If so, will it be offered to a current player?

    Just curious….

  266. Garret November 12, 2008 10:08 pm

    Oops, I just look up Aaron Brown and he’s a JC safety. I do remember Mac saying that he wasn’t going to recruit safeties, but I’m guessing they are looking for a JC safety who can play right away since so many are seniors now for the Warriors.

  267. Garret November 12, 2008 10:10 pm

    I do hope for OL commits soon, I know that is a priority with the coaches and there are some definite needs now. There are a few good commits already (and LaCount coming for one season), but there seems to be a need for more OL in this class.

  268. Jason November 12, 2008 10:13 pm

    Garret: Surprisingly enough, many of the math professors at UH aren’t that bad. Well, either that, or I’ve gotten all the good ones.

    But I’ve had some bad professors in other departments. I told some of my friends, “Take this class — it takes care of this requirement, and the usual prof won’t be teaching it, as he will be doing Study Abroad.” 😀

  269. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc November 12, 2008 10:15 pm

    Another one of those fun days when Murphy’s Law proves to be paramount.

    Although things could have turned out really, really bad, right now I’m feeling pretty carpy with my arms and hands bandaged up to my elbows, a seriously-bruised left forearm & right thumb, and about 15 little spikes dispensing booger-killing stuff into my skins.There are some small wounds on my lower face and jaw, but they are expected to heal without permanent scarring or will be taken care by undergoing plastic surgery. That will take place as soon DrDoc can drive again in three months or so.

    What happened is that our Hercules, our 9 lb, 16-year-old cat accidently got loose this morning so 90 lb Saturn The Dog decided to play with him. However, the two have very different definitions about play so I was forced to intervene and wound up being bit and clawed by both parties.

    After taking Hercules to the vet where he is staying overnight and coming back home to clean up the ant-ridden pools of blood, I headed on in to the emergency room.

    By the time I got through with the medical bureaucracy, I was drained emotionally. I tried to get home before falling over on my scratched nose, but I had to pull into the Safeway parking lot at the base of the Pali & Vineyard Blvd. where I fell into a dead sleep. About an hour later, a security guard knocked on the window and told me that homeless people are not allowed to park their cars in the lot. Guess that’s what happens when one drives a rusted-out 1988 Toyota!

    The pain meds have kicked in, but I will not be in very good shape to deal with stuff around here for a few days because the wounds might re-open.

    However, DrDoc is doing fine – his new gizmos and pipes are working well and he may even be released over the weekend. Hopefully, Hercules will be doing well enough to come home tomorrow.morning.

    BACK ON SPORTS TOPIC: Men’s basketball kicks off this weekend and the Wahine’s regular volleyball season ends. However. letuspray that the latter will continue to play through mid-December when the NCAA tournament wraps up.

    Oh, yes, and the last three games of the 2008 Hawai`i Winter Baseball season also wraps up this weekend with the “championship” being played Sunday afternoon. Wonder why it isn’t called Hawai`i Fall Baseball?

    Time to go crash – me eebalz am sponning.

  270. madeinhawaii November 12, 2008 10:16 pm

    Maybe they are loading up on safeties with size so that the spill overs can convert to OLB’s if necessary.

    OL.. we have that Hilo high schooler kid, Alaskan high schooler, and that Australian footballer… all 6′ 5” or taller.

  271. BowsForever November 12, 2008 10:18 pm

    It’s not like Ron Lee had no impact on the run-n-shoot’s success during the JJ coaching years, right?

  272. Rob!! November 12, 2008 10:18 pm

    sorry just a lurker needing some info, does anybody know if there is a complete list of this years recuits, and potential 2009 recruits?

  273. madeinhawaii November 12, 2008 10:19 pm

    Auwe! WassupDoc!!

    That sounds not only painful but uncomfortable. Should you even be on the blog tonight? Ouch!

    Get some rest and make sure to keep those wounds clean. You will need to conserve your strength for when Doc comes home as well.

  274. Stephen Tsai November 12, 2008 10:26 pm

    Whitley Fehoko is walking on. He’s not a scholie guy.

  275. jm2375 November 12, 2008 10:29 pm

    WassupDoc – take care of yourself!! Get some rest and take it easy till DrDoc comes home. You’ll need your strength then.

  276. madeinhawaii November 12, 2008 10:29 pm

    oops espn was

    uhfootball.blogspot has all those links as well.. just gotta go look for them.

  277. madeinhawaii November 12, 2008 10:30 pm

    Whitley is the Aussie?

  278. jm2375 November 12, 2008 10:41 pm

    Doc – Wahine play 2 matches vs Cal Poly around Thanksgiving, between the WAC tournament and the NCAAs. So Senior Night will be Fri 11/28.

  279. madeinhawaii November 12, 2008 10:46 pm

    Wait a minute.. Whitley was a 2006 grad from Farrington? How many years does he have left?

    Let’s see..

    We got..

    Chauncey Makainai OG 6’4” Kailua
    Jordon Loeffler OT 6’5” Hilo
    Whitley Fehoko OG 6’1” Farrington 2006 walk on
    David Garness, OT 6-5 290, 5.2/40, Alaska … walk on
    Jesse Williams OT 6-5 315 Australia scholie

  280. Ralph November 12, 2008 10:47 pm

    jesse williams is the aussie

  281. Ralph November 12, 2008 10:47 pm

    Whitley is vili’s oldest son

  282. FloridaTed November 12, 2008 10:51 pm

    Jason (260),

    I think it’s a little premature to “only” trust JJ with fine tuning of the R’n’S, after all, he was JJ’s wide receivers coach and look what he did from 2000 to 2008. Shouldn’t we at least wait ’till next season to make a judgement like that? Jmho.

  283. FloridaTed November 12, 2008 10:55 pm


    You must step away from that dark cloud you’re under, fast! There is sun shine on the other side, good luck to you and prayers as always.

  284. Jason November 12, 2008 10:59 pm

    FloridaTed: No, no, no. I guess I wasn’t very clear there — I meant the only two guys I would want doing that fine tuning would be June and Ron. Yeah, that’s what I meant. That those two guys know the offense so well that I wouldn’t want anybody else running the show. Well, maybe Rolo in a couple years; he needs to get better at seeing the whole picture (he said so himself).

  285. FloridaTed November 12, 2008 11:01 pm


    I meant 2005 to 2008.

  286. Jason November 12, 2008 11:03 pm

    WassupDoc: Take things slowly, don’t overwork yourself, please! Relaxing and de-stressing is important too. I read a book on anxiety disorders by a Christian psychologist who made a good point — problems happen nowadays because we live high-speed lives, when 2,000 years ago, everyone lived at “camel speed.” So yeah, take things easy, all that stress isn’t good for you too.

  287. FloridaTed November 12, 2008 11:03 pm


    O.k., that clear it up and now I can agree with you.

  288. Jason November 12, 2008 11:06 pm

    Sorry about that.

  289. madeinhawaii November 12, 2008 11:10 pm


    I was having a late night moment with my gears stuck on who that ausse was… lol…

    Anybody know how many years Fehoko has left?

  290. FloridaTed November 12, 2008 11:14 pm

    Wassup Docs problem is that she’s an A-type personality who needs to live a B-type life, but probably won’t do it.

    WassupDoc, relax more, cut back on a lot of your activities. Life happens, wether we pull it or push it. Life does what it wants and if we push to much, it pushes back.

    I’ve learned to make piece with getting older and I’m much more relaxed as a result. Life will not slow down for us, no matter how busy we make ourselves, but we can slow ourselves down and it becomes more enjoyable.

    Just something I’ve learned in my old age.

  291. madeinhawaii November 12, 2008 11:19 pm

    In 1983 I threw away my appointment books.. been living the life of chaos since.

  292. madeinhawaii November 12, 2008 11:21 pm

    Don’t we need to recruit a punter?

  293. Jason November 12, 2008 11:23 pm

    If FloridaTed can figure it out from all the way in, well, Florida, then it’s pretty obvious. And that’s some good advice for all of us — especially me, since I’m a Type A personality too, and one with an anxiety disorder. In fact, Type A personalities are more prone to anxiety disorders. Now that I think about it, I’m thankful that I have this problem. Otherwise, I’d continue living a frantic life, not knowing how much danger all this stress puts me in. I still live a life that has its stresses, but I also know to relax and take a break every once in a while, too. Now, if only I’d start exercising and really take care of myself …

  294. Jason November 12, 2008 11:27 pm

    Speaking of stress and health, it’s important to get a good night’s sleep. So I better head off now, I can’t sleep in like the past few days. No playing hooky when I have three classes on Thursday. 😀

    Good night, all.

  295. madeinhawaii November 12, 2008 11:28 pm

    Just a reminder…

    Don’t forget.. Scout Bowl.. tomorrow.. 8 am…

  296. Kekoa November 12, 2008 11:33 pm

    W/Doc ~ Why are you so stubborn? It was a total surprise for me to see you at Call the Coach last night. Why were you there? You should either be with the Doc, or at home resting. Period. You are not listening to us, and as a result more chit happens! Stop…enuff already!

  297. Esme November 12, 2008 11:35 pm

    Jason, this is your Nanay speaking. Ahem. Exercise! Take care of yourself! That’s an order, mister! … 😉

  298. Kekoa November 12, 2008 11:40 pm

    Esme ~ Oh good your here!…Help me talk W/Doc down off the ledge!

  299. Kekoa November 12, 2008 11:41 pm

    mih are you coming to scout the bowl in the AM?

  300. madeinhawaii November 12, 2008 11:46 pm


    Nope.. gotta take the wifey artists on some gallery runs tomorrow. Just wanted to remind everyone else as the players would probably enjoy spectators for their scout bowl.

  301. FloridaTed November 12, 2008 11:56 pm


    Most anxiety disorders are rooted in fear of lack of control. Control ‘freaks’ are most prone to this disorder, simply because there are always situation that can not be controlled, but they have the dibilitating need to control everything.

    Simply fear is always the culprit of anxiety, the list of the various fears is to numerous to count.

    Lose the fear, lose the anxiety. Most Psychiatrists and/or Therapists are too lazy to work on the fear factor, it’s a lot easier to prescribe pills, with a good commission.

    Well, enough bloviating, time to hit the sack. Tomorrow I’ll take the wife to Jacksonville to see the daughter and grandkids for 5 days. That’ll get rid of a lot of anxieties.

    Good night, gang, see you on Monday. I don’t know if my daughter has internet yet, she just moved into a new house.

  302. Kekoa November 12, 2008 11:56 pm

    mih ~ If Pops is feeling up to it, I’ll bring him with me. It’s always a game time decision with him. When I see Coach Mack I’ll have to tell him before he asks where’s Pops? If I have to leave him home, I tell him he’s still on the mend, and he’s out for one more week. It’s tuff on 81 yr old WR’s ya know! Long road trips, 3 more home games…

  303. Kekoa November 12, 2008 11:59 pm

    Good Nite FT, have a safe trip to JAX!

  304. Esme November 13, 2008 12:00 am

    Omigoonis, W/Doc! My mouth is still hanging open after reading your post …

  305. Kekoa November 13, 2008 12:01 am

    Shoots!…I better dive into the rack myself…G’nite errybody!

  306. Izzy November 13, 2008 12:02 am

    School House Rock:

    My niece has one of those Disney MixMax video players, so I put them all on an SD card for her. Now she watches School House Rock instead of High School Musical. Remember: “Three is a Magic Number.”

  307. madeinhawaii November 13, 2008 12:02 am

    Take good care of your Pops… leave no regrets. It’s been 6 months since my dad parted and not a day goes by that I don’t miss him BUT I have no regrets as I spent as much time with him as I could afford to over the last 8 years. Funny, I thought I would miss my mother more (she passed two months before him) but in the end, I miss the old man most of all.

    Wish I could take my dad to see the scout bowl, too. These are the special moments to grab hold of.

  308. madeinhawaii November 13, 2008 12:03 am

    night all!

  309. madeinhawaii November 13, 2008 12:08 am


    looks like Jesse Williams will be on defense..
    here are some JC transfers on the O-line as well..

    Kainoa LaCount, OT, 6’7″, 285, 5.2/40 (College of the Canyons / Kailua HS, Kailua, HI)
    John Manu-Olevao, OT, 6’3″, 312, 5.2/40 (Fresno City College / Kahuku HS – Kahuku, HI)
    Bronson Tiwanak, C, 6’2″, 305 (Fresno City College / Damien HS – Honolulu, HI)Walk-on

  310. pun71 November 13, 2008 12:25 am

    wr stutzman not gona do squat against the defense of Punahou! sorry folks. we gona shut him down this week. double, triple team!!!

  311. al November 13, 2008 1:10 am

    esme…..sing for me! (ala phantom of the opera)

  312. al November 13, 2008 1:11 am

    oops….nearly forgot.

    thanks for the vid’s leila!

  313. al November 13, 2008 1:14 am

    rare these days that a college punter is offered a scholie right off the bat. ever since the limitations were placed by the ncaa, why even kickers have to earn a scholie in their junior/senior seasons.

    i am guessing that jesse williams will get a long look as an OT first. rugby playas usually have good feet.

  314. al November 13, 2008 1:51 am

    st reports…..lopati is a warrior!!!!!!
    i thought this one was getting away.


    …nuff said

  315. al November 13, 2008 1:56 am

    now i can sleep.

    i guess the coaches were correct. we will be done recruiting by the cincy game.

    okay, seriously we need some running backs, one more qb, and a dtackle, jc type would be fine. um, mageo could be one and one more cb, jc kind.

    we got three olinemen with a few walk ons. i am happy there. okay one more would be fine. the word was two jc tackles. i refuse to speculate.

    i think st will feed us every other day, hereafter. after all, what are by weeks for???

  316. Ralph November 13, 2008 2:07 am

    with Lopati UH will be well stocked with LB and DE, Cal must be beaming! Brian Smith, your OL needs recruits, big time, to nurture…OL is a tough position to learn all the nuances that goes with the position so get with it, recruit some HS talent…

  317. al November 13, 2008 2:17 am

    we have;
    w. fehoko – walkon
    tiwanak – walkon

    some dlinemen who could cross over to the oline such as malepeai, manu, for example,

    if we pick up just one more olineman i would say we would be in good hands. 4-5 olinemen per year should suffice.

  318. al November 13, 2008 2:24 am

    oh and ralph…..don’t forget about the two jc olinemen that are waiting in the wings. i believe one of them has 3 yrs eligibility left. but, we are not telling….just yet,

  319. wafan November 13, 2008 4:28 am

    Good morning all!

    The recruiting situation looks to be well in hand. Warriors should be fine starting next year.

    WDoc . . .

    What the heck?!?!?! Dang. Time to slow down a bit and really take care of yourself. Good news about DDoc!

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