“Rainbow Warriors” make Time’s list
Apparently Time Magazine doesn’t like the nickname “Rainbow Warriors.”
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The search committee for the next men’s volleyball coach will have separate in-person interviews with the four finalists today on the Manoa campus.
The finalists are Tino Reyes, Mike Sealy, Charlie Wade and Scott Wong.
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As “Ferd” Lewis reported this morning, the four finalists for the women’s basketball coaching job are …, well, never mind. Three of the four he reported have been ousted from consideration for failing to meet the minimum requirements, and a new five has been set.
It has been decided that Greg Salas will remain as a slotback entering training camp. That means Rodney Bradley or Royce Pollard will enter as the No. 1 left wideout. Designations will mean little. UH plans to rotate eight to 10 players at the four receiver positions during games this season.
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Congratulations to defensive end Fetaiagogo John Fonoti and his girlfriend — proud parents of a baby girl.
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Happy 16th birthday to Devon James Tsai.
Best of luck to the finalists!
Happy Birthday Devon Tsai!
Inside Army football has an article about the UH-Army scheduling. Did UH take the spots in Army’s schedule that BYU was trying to get?
Army has Eastern Michigan as a warm-up game before they face UH in 2010.
Report from Dolphins’ practice notes that Bess was again a starting WR.
UH has USC as a warm-up game before facing Army in 2010.
Great Morning All!
Good Luck to all the Coaching Finalists.
Happy Birthday Devon!
Oh great! The Blog Host is serving up chalkboard material for the Trojans! 😆
Congratulations to the new parents.
Playing USC and then flying all the way to New York for a game the following week seems like a big contrast to playing Eastern Michigan at home the week before playing UH at home…in that scenario, I think one team has a much more difficult task!
Congratulations to Fonoti and his girlfriend!
Happy Sweet 16 Devon James!
You are correct but we will not accept that as an excuse from SC for their woes in Aloha Stadium.
good luck to all the candidates
looks like we may get new hc’s by the end of the month
Have a terrific day gang!
Slidin’ down a waterfall,
landin’ on a cactus,
just for practice,
It sounds much better when song leader Laura (Chee) Pennington used to sing that at Rough Rider games.
Or my favorite:
Ice cold beer,
makes you wanna cheer,
ice cold duck,
makes you wanna … have another beer.
Looking forward to the game at West Point. Flights to Newburgh are very convenient to get to Michie. Its a little early for the leaves turning but it should be nice football weather. Heading out to Coney Island right now to enjoy a spring day with my keiki.
Happy Birthday Devon!
If we still have a newspaper in 2010, we’ll be sure to visit you.
I like that we are playing Army, but what happened to never playing in that time zone again?
Good Morning Tsaiko Family!
Happy Birthday Devon!
bringing this over from the previous blog:
Happy belated Birthday d1島, Peaches, Bill Stutzmann, Jason, my former boss Jeff, and anyone else I missed.
I hope you all had a great birthday.
Also, belated congratulations to Jason, Kelli, and all the other graduates!
Hmmm… West Point is where we lost Ian. He followed my brother into the gift shop, but none of us realized it. They were getting ready to call the MPs when my mom and I happened to walk past the front door of the gift shop and Ian yelled, “That’s my mom!!”
morning everyone 😮 up so far, been trying to catch up on the latest happening around the 808 and the UH
first sending out hippo birdies two ewe’s to the May babies, 😀 especially the ones just recently announced (have a good one)
jd setting up some fine schools for the fball team. look like much scrambling to attend the away games by the tsai-kos. welcome to those entering summer school and those attending the summer work outs.
gotta to now so take care, play nice and don’t forget to have fun. oh yea today is franks last day before he leave to go back to the big sand box. aloha’s to you and see you again sometime in august.
oh forgot my choices for the wbb coach is Dana Takahara-Dias and mvb coach is Charlie Wade
good morning tsaikos. back to “investment banking”. see you later.
Good luck to Charlie Wade, hopefully our next coach.
Or Scotty Wong if UH wants to go cheaper.
Только вчера об этом думал, так что пост как нельзя в тему!
Good morning Hawaii!
JD did a great job in getting our FB schedules done way it should have been done under hf’s “leadership”. And looks like men’s volleyball and women’s basketball are on track! Slow grind but within the legal restrictions which UH is handicapped with.
Wish Chancellor Hinshaw had applied to be the head honcho at UH.
happy birthday to my son Devon!!!
I’m still hooting over the Army agreement.
This deserves a back – back days headline.
I’m sure JJ is also smiling all the way back at SMU land over this announcement.
Next up should be Air Force.
Good morning, everyone! Happy Birthday to Devon. It was nice meeting the talented Taurean on Sunday at the ballpark.
Good morning Tsai-kos!!
Good luck to the head coach candidates!! Go Dana, fellow Jr Bow!!
Congratulations to the Fonotis.
Happy Birthday to Devon Tsai.
Last day of school for my keeed. Kekoa, Mr C – keep an eye out for 400+ MPI middle schoolers about to spend the day at the Water Park. Keep them in line!!
ST ~ My personal fave along with the beer cheer was:
Rah Rah Ree!…Kick ’em in da Knee
Rah Rah Rass…Kick ’em in da udda Knee!
….but still not as good as:
Ciga-Rett Ashes Ciga-Rett Buttz
We Got Fresno by the Nawtz
PULL Warriors PULL!
Cheers everybody…have a great day!
Hauoli Lahanau, Devon!
Good luck to all the Coach Candidates!
USC and ARMY… looks like we are going to have one heckuvva team in 2010!!!
“Harass them, Harass them, Make them relinquish the ball! …”
E kala mai (sorry)…I forgot the disclaimer for #38:
Not intended for people who are sensitive to bad jokes. You may scroll thru!
Whaaaaat, Devon is 16 already?
Hey big fella, have a good one! OK, Mom and Dad pony up!!!
Happy birthday Devon. You get that shiny new sports car dad promised you, yet?
ST: re scheduling. What happen to the talk about a home and home with SMU?
any recommendations for the top 3 ways to get to Newburgh, NY.
already did some prelim recon via the Atlas map book for USMA and trip to Foxwoods.
Good Morning Tsaikos!
Son#1 Jose is also celebrating a birthday today.
Have a great day!
Good morning to all the Tsaikos out there in Tsaikoland……
Happy Birthday Devon….
Aloha and Mahalo to Big Frank….Godspeed on your trip back to the big sand box and we will celebrate again when you return….it was a great two weeks though…hope you had fun….
jm2375…keeds out already??? Dang, I was looking forward to some dawn patrol surf time without the crowds….
forgot to add…he’s turning 2 so he get’s his Mcqueen Powerwheels!
Happy birthday Devon!
I don’t see how the finalist list can be this big. The semi-finalist list had five names and the finalist list has four names. Removing Presho doesn’t make this a finalist list. They should have cut it down to two maybe three.
Anybody else in SoCal feeling these earthquakes? I wish they weren’t so close to me.
Finally some names to the WBB Coach search. But I gotta wonder… why all the hush hush till now when? (shrug) I’m a little disappointed that none have head coaching experience on the College level.
Didn’t think Dana would put her name in the till… glad she did, wish her luck. But is she ready for D-1? I suppose though, if anything, Vince Goo will help support her in any way he can… and that means so will all of his former supporters, too. So that can’t be too bad.
Enjoy those years… they are so precious and they pass so quickly. Too quickly. Before you know it, they grow from cute kids to second mortgages.
Oh yeah.. and happy birthday to the little one.
A-House ~ Did you get a chance to read the West Point info I posted late last night?
On the return to Colorado the following weekend, I’m receiving heavy resistance to the battle plan. My Cdr wants to fly directly back to LZ Vegas! I may have to hit the silk over Colorado on a lone eagle mission!
I thought maybe she wanted to visit her braddah in Colorado. She sed, Nah!…if he like visit me, he can drive to Vegas.
Happy birthday, Devon!
Congrats to the new Fonoti parents! Get sleep when you can.
Just got my ‘puter set up, but turning it off again to move things around. Esme & out for a while again….
Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂
Happy birthday to baby Fonoti, congrats to her parents!
Best of birthday wishes to Devon, Tson of Tsai!
Good luck to all the finalists for the HC positions!
I ‘spose the news about Salas confirms what we already know: we are loaded at receiver this year!
We haven’t heard much about the O-line and their new coach. Any updates on them, Stephen?
A-House ~ West Point is midway between Foxwoods and Trump’s Taj Mahal in AC. The estimated drive time in traffic is 3 hrs. – North to one and South to the other.
Do ya think the *Donald* would loan us his chopper?
Happy Birthday to Devon! Taureans are also deeply rooted to their ohana.
Wena don’t spoil dat boy too much today! Make him continue to work for his daily bread.
mih…thanks. The terrible 2 stuff I can live without. lol. To keep things “on topic,” here’s a football memory I’ll always cherish:
Last season we watched the football games on Saturday mornings. This was before he discovered little einsteins, & handy manny. Didn’t matter what team he was watching, he’d say “go bows.” One time I threw his plush football down and did an excessive celebration with my hands up yelling “touchdown!” So he picks up the ball and does the same.
Then he picks up his bottle…touchdown!
Then his bear…touchdown!
Then his hot wheels…touchdown!
Then gramma’s porcelain cat …oops!
Wish I had stuff like that on camera.
happy birthday devon!
take advantage of your position, 16th bday, youngest child, only son.
i am really surprised here.
after 85 applicants, the final four lacked a headliner or two.
sounds like a member of the committee has much influence.
therefore, my early pick is dana takahara-dias.
al….you are sooooo right…I was the same way….take advantage Devon…take advantage….LOL
good move moving salas to slotback.
the likes of bradley, taylor, lane, and others will provide better stretch with their great speed.
salas gives us a tight end like slotback who could put a lick on the lb’ers.
(j)j…..especially in an oriental household and more so if you father is pake (well, at least 50%).
(somebody explain this to dpk and jack flash)
I for one like giving people chances…I mean, if all we based picks upon was whether or not a candidate had D1 coaching experience, we would never have enough D1 coaches because no one would be getting a chance to coach at the highest level. Some really good coaches have come out of nowhere…some without even having any experience playing the game but were simply students of the Xs and Os of the game….eh, what the heck do I know about coaching…LOL Just my opinion.
rotating 8-10 receivers is good if they all know the patterns and have that chemistry with the qb.
one reason the four horsemen and the qb did so well is that the aforementioned was there on every play. okay, and not too mention that they all had pro-potential talent.
hopefully, we can get on the same page this year. it appears that we do have a talented group of receivers. familiarity may take awhile.
Al- i wish my dad was more pake when i was young. Although, one year i did get a shiny new lawn mower for my b-day, the gift that kept on giving…
JJ – only a few of the private schools are pau. Public school and da bigger private schools are still going for another couple of weeks, so da beaches shouldn’t be too crowded… Of course, UH is pau….
the big question is…………..will they redshirt billy ray?
at 160-165 lbs he could use more of mama’s home cooking, but, then again he displays the talent and understanding of the offense already.
perhaps he will sit out with the hopes of redshirting him and only if someone falters or injuries require him to step up will he step on the turf…..?
my guess anyway.
LMAO…tru dat al…I lived with my popo and gung gung….(100% pake obviously) and my dad (100% pake)….Not only was I the youngest and only son in my immediate family…but I was the youngest of the 8 grandsons…..
jack….was it at least a riding lawn mower?
gee, jack, that is like the boss buying me a new vacuum cleaner, huh?
it sounds like salary considerations were a big criteria in developing both lists of candidates for the position(s).
Wow… less traffic for a few months… till UH kicks in again… Now can go town!
(j)j…..well that explains it. thus, why you are such a spoiled brat.
now we know the rest of the story.
If the Charger leave San Diego, doesn’t that make SDSU the “only” game in town? Like UH? Will be interesting to see is the State will actually boot them out of the only available stadium then.
riding mower? yeah right! One good thing though is he let us use the old mower engine to build a go-cart, which i promptly crashed into a neighbors wall one day. No one thought to install brakes on the damn thing!
Happy Birthday Devon!
Enjoy playing basketball in Manoa this summer!
jumpin jack…..didn’t you have rubber slippahs?
maybe more like run away from lb’ers and put a lick on the FS?
or that most treasured of gifts for “The Boss”…a new rice cooker!
Happy Birthday baby Fonoti and Jose!
Kekoa- I lived in Beacon for a few months and daughter was born in Cold Spring. Beautiful tree-filled countryside.
Trains run through the area from the city. Beautiful ride along the Hudson!
and, i dare you buy a new rice cooker for anniversary gift.
happy bday devon tsai
what a small world.
your overtime must be good.
i think i smell the lomi salmon down the street. i going have to confiscate per dept of health,
work year almost pau, hang in there, then you can make all the cattle calls.
if u there, when is frank leaving?
i cannot picture u cheering, but stick to your TRICKY.
ok gang back to work.
JJ says he’s ready to do it, but SMU is still waiting for its release from, I believe, Texas A&M.
mih, i think the city of sd already kicked sdsu out of the stadium and will be redeveloping it into more profitable business. garret and the socal gang would be able to bring us up to date on sdsu stadium problems.
ok, did some transaction this morning and deposited some money at the investment bank. now going collect the daily interest, so see you all later.
Happy Birthday Jose!
Are you implying that SMU wants out with Texas A&M to play UH? When?
Is this to be a “home ‘n home” like ARMY?
HOHO, never been to Houston or wherever SMU is located. Now to convince Mrs A-House to take another trip!! Yes!
rage777 – I felt that Hawthorne quake on Sunday, but none since. My son felt one of the bigger aftershocks yesterday afternoon. Looks like Hawthorne is the new Yorba Linda for quake activity…
good news about Greg Salas being retained at slot and it especially tips the hat for Ron Lee’s direction in 2009.
It could get exciting if Coach Shaw makes improvement w our OL in his first year.
It was the other way around. Texas A&M (I believe that’s the school) wanted out of its game with SMU.
With the buyout money, that would allow SMU to play in Hawai‘i without incurring any financial hardship.
And SMU is in Dallas.
Al- nope. I was barefoot til the 4th grade when we were required to start wearing shoes to school. Too many stub toes playing kickball on the blacktop, and too many tetanus shots after stepping on god knows what!
Hope that Devon has a nice dinner for his birthday. Mine started out OK….
I took my wife to a restaurant. The waiter, for some reason, took my order first.
“I’ll have the strip steak, medium rare, please.”
He said, “Aren’t you worried about the mad cow?”
“Nah, she can order for herself.”
And then the fight started…..
Not to say things got bitter but…
As we were were sitting there I kept staring at a drunken lady swigging her drink as she sat alone at a nearby table.
My wife asked, “Do you know her?”
“Yes,” I sighed, “She’s my old girlfriend. I understand she took to drinking right after we split up those many years ago, and I hear she hasn’t been sober since.”
“My God!” says my wife, “Who would think a person could go on celebrating that long?”
And then the fight started…..
I guess I’m not that good at making up either…
After we left the restaurant, I tried to talk my wife into buying a case of Miller Light for $14.95. Instead, she bought a jar of cold cream for $7.95. I told her the beer would make her look better at night than the cold cream.
And then the fight started….
But I understand I’m not alone…
Koakane is planning on retiring so he went to the Social Security office to apply for Social Security. The woman behind the counter asked him for his driver’s license to verify his age. He looked in his pockets and realized he had left his wallet at home. He told the woman that he was very sorry, but he would have to go home and come back later.
The woman said, ‘Unbutton your shirt’.
So he opened his shirt revealing his curly silver hair. She said, ‘That silver hair on your chest is proof enough for me’ and she processed his Social Security application.
When he got home, he excitedly told his wife about his experience at the Social Security office.
She said, ‘You should have dropped your pants. You might have gotten disability, too’
And then the fight started…..
Went back to yesterday’s post and printed the directions to USMA.
I’m thinking, and that’s bad news, that morning paper said UH trip to USMA is 4954 miles and 4947 miles to play Rutgers. Is Rutgers already on the schedule? Year?
If yes, then I would wait to visit Atlantic City on that trip cause it would be much closer.
This would allow us 2-3 days in Connecticut, then fly to Vegas on a Wednesday, stay for 2 days and fly to Denver on Friday for the Saturday game and back to Vegas on Sunday (9/20/2010).
Now, to start looking for a travel agency who can accommodate our schedule.
Time for Willie Grace…. 😉
Good morning everyone!
Happy 16th Birthday to Devon !!!
Thanks for clearing it up with SMU/Texas A&M.
Dallas, hmmmmmmmmm. Went there ( August 1972), actually it was a stop over to final destination of Fort Smith, Arkansas. It was really funny cause we landed about 3:30 am, 14 Oriental males dressed in military attire, and proceeded to our departure gate and all the “haoles” starring at us like who the hell are they?
OK, then a trip to Dallas!!
“Whoa, there Andy”, Mrs A-House will truly be a “jet-setter”!!!
if tino isn’t selected…….
would the new hire ask him to stay on?
would tino stay on if he was asked?
Kekoa — sure thing, but let’s wait a bit until plans firm up–then we can list everyones itinerary and see how it matches up for lodging and cattle calls. This year’s WA-UNLV logistics details (when provided) would actually be the pilot “matrix” for 2010.
Meanwhile, this upcoming season has it’s road game travel plan pages. The one for all games except (WA-UNLV) is at:
Tsai-kos thinking of attending should post or email me to be added to the list–which is used by attendees to establish a email/cell phone comms net for planning and on-scene coordination.
i find it intriguing that only charlie wade and tino reyes have head coach credentials.
if charlie wade is not selected….would he still be a viable candidate when shoji retires?
what, really now, are the chances for mike sealy and scott wong?
i like mike sealy in that he was a great setter, been to the top of the vb world and back. coached with some great ones and programs. knows what the cream looks like and has tasted it.
Any way to petition that Army get to wear their super cool camo helmet/pants unis when they get here?
well….several players have mentioned that the oline play has improved much as the players are responding to new coach shaw’s teachings.
that’s a good thing. a very good thing.
mack’s greatest recruiting may be shaw and tormey. i believe mack is very happy with his coaching staff.
For Devon Tsai and the daughter of John Fonoti:
TAURUS HOROSCOPE FOR 05/20/2009
April 20-May 20
You will be in for a couple of rather intense days as certain planets influence your sign. Today you’ll feel their influence especially strongly, which could mean that you’ll become a little more impulsive and spontaneous. Take advantage of the planets to do something different!
Not sure how this applies to a newborn… but you know… 😎
What? Getting born and breathing fresh air on one’s own wasn’t something different?
Hey! Wait.. I’m a Taurean, too.
Something a little more repulsive, eh..? .. I’m a natural at that…
Oh wait… impulsive… at 57? Heh… what are my options? Jump off a two-step stairwell? Oops.. not impulsive anymore… jeeze.. hard to be impulsive when you think about it.
My wife says to stop blogging and go back to work.
Life is tough for a Taurean.
hey….i got a good one.
how about a recap of warriors pursuing professional dreams?
where are they now?
you know a who, where, what, etc.
Happy birthday Devon and Jose! And congrats to the Fonotis!
Hmm, I didn’t think Coach Dana would apply. Good that she did, though.
Prayers for the Lefty family (not our Lefty) needed:
Somewhat off topic, but it all points to the State’s budgetary woes which directly impact revenues to UH system.
Several years ago, it was published in the morning papers that certain retired and current State employees owe the State for pay they received, but never worked and it ran into the millions.
Article also mentioned that the “payment system” is the primary reason for the overpayments as employees are “pre-paid” their wages. Another major stumbling block is the Union.
Why does not DAGS go after the money? Is the Union THE blockade? Why should this be if the employee has no “right” to the $$$? What other organization pays employees BEFORE they perform the work???
Why has NO administration, current or past, made it a point to seek refunds? My simplistic way is to deduct $$ from retirement checks and regular paycheck until all the $$$ is refunded with interest. Interest because the employee knew that he/she was not entitled to the $$$ and made NO effort to reimburse the State.
RE: The future Wahine volleyball post-Shoji era
People have talked and it was mentioned on the Rob and Russ show yesterday that the hope, the TRUE hope is that Charlie Wade, if he gets the job, will be 808% focused in on creating a powerhouse with the Warrior program and not “biding” his time until Dave Shoji decides he’s ready to retire.
The Wahine volleyball head coaching job will be a VERY big opportunity for potential candidates when the time comes. No doubt we will see some BIG names in the world of volleyball sending in their applications for that position. The volleyball culture in Hawaii is rich, educated, and refined. The Wahine are TOPS and there will be a lot of big time coaches looking to take advantage of the volleyball fanbase in Hawaii.
I think while we are seeing improvements being done on campus to allow more accommodations for the football team, it will be VERY VERY VERY important for Jim Donovan to continue to ensure that the Wahine volleyball program is given as much consideration with regards to funds for summer school, scholarships, amenities to the women’s locker rooms, training rooms, etc…
Much has been said, written, and done to make sure the football team is given the resources available to succeed, but just as much consideration MUST be given to the other only consistent money-maker on campus. Cannot put all da kala in DA basket and ignore the “basket” that keeps winning year in and year out.
FEED THE STARVING, BUT NOURISH THE HEALTHY AT THE SAME TIME!!!
just wondering who the players were and how much imporvement? 10% or 30% or 50% or 65%.
no need to respond.
I was disappointed in the horoscope for 05/20/2009 for the Taureans in da house… As noted above, I don’t know how that can really apply to a newborn baby, but I don’t place much creedance into daily horoscopes.
Astrology itself is interesting though. It’s surprising how they can attach certain traits to each zodiac sign and for the most part be accurate. I mean there are twelve signs, but millions upon millions of people associated with those signs… Crazy!
Head coaching job: Some experience needed as a head coach or as an assistant coach. Must be able to recruit, do the public relations with the public and be able to really inspire his/her players.
I think the nuiances of the game is important but the ability to recruit and inspire is even more important!
Just my humble opinion
Q: What’s more dangerous to an opposing QB than John Fonoti?
A: A John Fonoti with something/someone to play for.
Let me elaborate. Spring ball 2008, my friend gave Fonoti a nickname. It’s “NFL” as in “nahting fo lose” as in he plays like he has nothing to lose. ALL OUT!!!
I don’t have kids, but something happens when you have a kid. You gain focus, more sense of purpose and responsibility and these things will translate to other aspects of a new parent’s life.
I will have NO pity for the QBs of our opponents this season! 😈
All you guyz goin sleep!!!
ahouse….a family member spoke with several current oline dudes.
also, yesterday, rocky brought that up on his.
and furthermore, i spoke with a senior defensive player who spoke highly of both shaw and tormey and what they have already brought to the table.
The ultimate prize is to be Shoji’s successor (when he hangs it uπ in another 30 years).
Is the ascent easier as the No. 2 person on his staff or the No. 1 person from somewhere else?
A-House @ 113
They have a archaic payroll system…imho 🙂
Don’t get me started!
st….that is true. however, being #2 on staff may not always be an automatic transition. if say, dave took a brief hiatus and say said #2 stepped in and did an incredible job then it could be an easier transition.
sometimes, #2 will live in obscurity. i think this is the one factor that haunts tino.
being #1 on the other side of the hill is a great thing if you are a proven success.
if the system is sooooooo old and needs to be changed, then would not mind to see you get “started” – afterall it would benefit everyone in the State.
also, if that’s the situation, why no effort to change it? or, someone tried only to be blasted by the HGEA? Protecting the rights of members is one thing, but to perpetuate fraud is another thing.
No. Rutgers was on the schedule like 30 years ago. That was the longest trip.
And if you’re going to New York, I think you should go to the city, not Atlantic City.
See a show. Watch the Mets. Go visit the Garden, where LeBron James will be playing in 2010.
OK, wishful thinking on that last one.
it seems to me that both lists of finalists have a common denominator…in that, salary compensation may not be a big issue or talking point.
lebron the laker?
No comment, in a public blog anyway! 🙂
awe shucks, here I was looking forward to visiting Rutgers and Atlantic City.
Last visit to NYC was 1985, it was dirty/filty – went to run in the morning and I had to side step all the rubbish and puke that I vowed never to return. Never saw so many wallets and keys on the sidewalks. And this was around Madison Square Garden.
So, are you a NY Knicks fan? Hoping for help via LeBron James? Why would he leave Cleveland for NYC?
Dog gone, failing memory does not recall playing Rutgers in 1979. Did we win?
duffer: Roger, Out!
you saying that Lakers will trade Kobe for LeBron or have both in 2010?
Wonder what Midori7 thinks about this?
Thanks for the tidbits on the O-line. I think they certainly have the talent, and if they get some good coaching, look out. I think the offense can be as good as ever this year.
Wea you stay? I hope we see you posting again soon.
JIm D says there is one more non-conference slot open for 2010 – is that being held for SMU?
Hope Jim D can secure some revenue producing outlet(s) from Aloha Stadium in time for the USC game – sell out and boku bucks in refreshments.
If it was not for UH home games there, wonder what the “bottom line” would be for Aloha Stadium? Swap meets are a money maker, but is it close to revenue generated by UH? Anybody know?
OK! During lunch, I finally got to watch yesterday’s interview with Rocky. Is it me or are we looking at a future coach??? WOW. Actually, Rocky will be anything he wants to be!
Good news about Vaughn Meatoga – KAUAI – REPRESENT!
poor ac carter, was taking a bashing from nugget fans before that bad out of bounds play, getting much worse now. how about some blame on Mr. Big shot (the free throw clanger) or look at that lips tat on my neck kenyon for his stupid fouls. don’t get me wrong as a lake fan it was cool to see but ac needs some support. from the looks of game 1, should be a great series, but if the nuggets lose gm 2, imho this thing is over, just don’t see how kobe will let this team lose 4 of 5…
exciting to hear that we might actually get to c rodney bradley startting on the outside…come on o-line get your tails in shape…2010 schedule looks absolutely brutal, another 2 week road trip after PC’s boyz, w/ fresneck and boize away from halawa, yikes, but 2009 is very very manageable. little more than 3 months til pigskin season and a great trip to the PNW and LV…
Probably a little old and Liz probably already posted it… but any tidbit of Colt takes the Commish back to the good ol’ days…
That’s a good amount of pineapples he’s got there.
Commish agrees that AC should not be taking all the heat. He’s not solely responsible for Lakers coming all the way back like they did. If you’re gonna foul somebody Kobe is probably the last person in the world you want going to the stripe.
I think JD is trying to schedule a team from the lower division (FCS) to round out 2010.
Former UH player Bobby Singh has had quite a good career in the CFL and is now holding camps to give back to the community.
A-House, concur with you on your ’85 visit to NYC. I witnessed a pick-pocket in action in ’86 there. However, the Big Apple has sure cleaned up its act. It is vibrant, alive, amazing and surprisingly safe these days. Lots of NYPD presence in the city.
You are correct, JD said that UH needs a D-IAA team to finish the 2010 schedule. I’d love to see Weber State or Portland State, as they would help bring in a bigger crowd than normal for a D-IAA team.
KITV feature on Dylan Linkner!
Kansas State has a BIG problem. They just found out that their former AD made a secret deal to pay their ex-football coach $3.2 million without anyone else in the University knowing! The former AD had been reassigned to be an economic development director with the University, but he quit today after they found out about the secret deal.
The Big 10’s commissioner points out that neither Obama or Congress can force changes in the BCS system right now because they have a binding contract for the next 5 years. However, he’s worried that they will have to deal with Obama’s pressure to change the BCS if Obama is re-elected.
PP, you were about 10 in ’86 when you visited NYC? 🙂
Article about how Cleveland drafted Veikune and Maiava to try to upgrade their inside LBs, especially since the LBs currently projected to start are both 32 years old and won’t be in the NFL much longer.
Oops, #142 is KHNL, not KITV.
And I cannot believe that Linkner had UH play BYU in NCAA Football and had UH *lose* the game in front of the KHNL reporter! He had himself get some great stats for the game, but the Warriors lost 31-28.
Frank leaves for the big sandbox tomorrow afternoon.
Sorry I didn’t respond earlier, but trying to get in the swing of things at work.
Give Mrs. C a big hug and high five from me!
LeBron > Kobe
you beat me to it, but was going to ask PowderPuff if she was 6 or 7 years old – maybe younger??
Progress! Progress! Perambulate over the Turf!
From an old yell leader
The city of San Diego (the state of California has no say about this) has already informed the Chargers that they will not have any lease extension at Qualcomm Stadium and they will not be able to build a new stadium (EVEN IF THEY PAY FOR 100% OF IT THEMSELVES!) anywhere within the city of San Diego. The city has publicly announced that they lose money on the stadium and they could make a lot of money by selling the land to developers, plus they would get tax dollars from whatever homes/businesses are built on that land.
Given that the city openly says that they are losing money even though both the Chargers and SDSU play there, when (there is no if) the Chargers leave San Diego the stadium will really need to be torn down. That is why I’ve expected SDSU to be evicted from the stadium eventually and I’ve been predicting that SDSU might have to drop football if that happens.
Almost nobody attends SDSU games now (less than 10,000 paid attendance for conference games?) and SDSU’s Athletic Department is losing a lot of money each year. SDSU was underfunded already and having to deal with budget cuts, and the failed ballot measure yesterday means that the California State University system will have to cut another $410 million or so…I cannot imagine how SDSU could raise the money to build their own stadium, and they have zero support from the city to build a stadium–the city won’t even let the Chargers build one with zero tax dollars!
So, when the Chargers leave San Diego (which will be sooner rather than later, especially with the stadium being built in the City of Industry), I predict that the MWC will be looking for a new member. This should occur right around the time the next BCS contract is being set up, which gives the MWC a big incentive to add BSU and try to get consideration for the BCS.
If you swap out SDSU for BSU, the MWC power rating goes way up. The MWC won’t even have to be the bad guy if SDSU is forced to give up football because they have nowhere to play.
probably true at this point, but PJ >>>>>>>Mike Brown, and that might be understating it. shoot george karl is >>>>>> Mike Brown and to hear him in the post game news conference, sounded like the nuggets had lost the series already. we’ll see, glad theirs gonna be a game every ntie for the next week and a half or so…hope the basebows can find a way to play that 11 am morning game on saturday and win that one so we can all find a way to watch gm3 of kobe/melo
Duffer…believe me…PP was not ten in 1986….she is more around my age…so she was only about 5…MWAHAHAHAHHAHA
tell frank i said be safe and come home soon, thanks for protecting our country. we got to get togeter with ben and amy when he comes home.
Happy birthday Devin, Jose and baby Fonoti!
Best wishes to Frank! Stay safe!!!
Good luck to the eight finalists. May the best fit get hired!
Shucks. A game involving Warriors and Knights. I wish I could go to the games.
Hmmmmm, if my retirement accounts can be revived maybe I can go to the 3rd and 4th games! Whoo-hoo!!!
Okay. Fantasy time over. Dang.
Happy Birthday Devon!
Rob25: Howzit, lady! I’m here..I’m here…..just busy on da pink side…..
Frank25: Mahalo for allowing us to party with you! Be safe, come home soon so we can suck ‘um up again! Definately when Ben comes home too!
Oh oh…Big C is in da house…everybody clear out…MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA
I am BIG C.
Mr. C . . .
If that is who you really are. Your comment did not sound quite right.
Mr C: Not in MY house….
Everyone call colomaohana big C. I am the real big C.
OK, I guess Ryan Henry and Dustin Blount are Laker fans. They keep referring to Denver as the McNuggets.
Royce Pollard’s father is from Cleveland, so you can imagine for whom he roots.
Hope Charlie Wade had a great interview.
Also Scotty Wong. Either of them would be GREAT hires.
And BTW Mr C…..don’t you have keiki to pick up from school??
Uh.huh…That’s wat I tot….
I accidentally walked into one of the interviews today.
I didn’t know the room was full.
Never been there myself, but the interesting debate going on is whether the NYPD is doing “proactive policing” or “racial profiling” that has made the difference that PP mentions has occured in recent years.
IMHO I don’t mind seeing a cop making his presence known if it means I can feel safer.
ST- small room or more people?
Does that room happen to be beyond the “No Media Past Here” sign?
d1- NYC was awesome when we went to the Macy’s Parade with the kids in ’05. Must see a show on Broadway, have a deli pastrami on rye with a pickle and try the hot dogs on the street – with red onions and sauerkraut. Oh- and have a bialy…
Police officers are trained to treat each situation accordingly, but its always the one bad decision that makes all officers look bad.
d1, very true. However, the ones I saw recently in Times Square were packing some major heat – of the automatic variety. Halloween Parade in Greenwich, there were more than 1M people there, and I was more scared of the “Koa-mahu” costumes than getting jacked as NYPD all over on their horses.
Hmmmm….. Re: #178
Were the heat packing NYPD following you around while you were in your “Villi” costume? 🙄 😯 😆
For Mr. C…..
C… da slippa. WHAP!!!
Darkness. Then stars. Sirens sound.
Gurney rolls. C-ya….. 😆 😯 😆
Dang. Did I start or somehow get in the middle of a family power struggle?
So, really, who has the power and who struggles?
Das right. Old school always work if they get crazy. Need slippahs in schools today. Kids think they da boss, not when I working. No need gurney, cuff and make em walk to the paddy wagon.
~•~~~~•~~~~•~ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ Happy..Birthday..DEVON!!! ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ~•~~~~•~~~~•~
… and to ★ Jose ★ and ❀ baby Fonoti ❀ 😀 😯 😆
st….did you do your due dilligence and sit down, muttering, “okay, go on……”
st….or, “sorry i ‘m late….”
you did interview the candidates on the way out right?
….encore performance of…. Tricky….? 🙄 😆 😯
I would be interested in seeing a (secret) poll of the current Wahine players on their choices for HC. Perhaps rating the finalist…. 1-4? 😯
I’m less interested in any VB poll….several good candidates there. 😀 🙄 😀
I don’t subscribe to Time mag anymore. 😈
Liz . . .
Zane from Kauai is on the Wheel of Fortune. Sorry I did not catch his last name — a bolo-head guy. HA!
Shhhhh…. al may be taping that show….. 🙄
I just heard from someone on Maui that the new Dish HD channels are working from the new satellite.
WHATEVER!!! “RAINBOW WARRIORS” IS NOT EVEN ON THE SAME LEVEL AS THE FREAKIN’ BANANA SLUGS…
THERE IS A SIGNIFICANCE TO THE NAME “RAINBOW” IN IT AND WE ALL KNOW THE HISTORY AND THE GEOGRAPHICAL SIGNIFICANCE SO I WON’T EVEN GET INTO THAT!!! AND WHAT THE HELL IS THIS “ALLEGEDLY A RAINBOW APPEARED OVER MOILILI FIELD” CRAP???? ANYONE THAT HAS EVER LIVED NEAR THE MANOA AREA KNOWS OF THE WEATHER CONDITIONS THAT PROMPT RAINBOWS TO APPEAR!!! I SERIOUSLY DOUBT THAT THE STORY OF HOW WE GOT THE “RAINBOW” NICKNAME WAS MADE UP.
THIS IS OFFENSIVE TO ALL UH FANS, ESPECIALLY THOSE THAT LIVED AND BREATHED THE NICKNAME OF “RAINBOW WARRIORS” FOR DECADES BEFORE I WAS EVEN BORN!!!
HEY TIME MAGAZINE,
While I personally wish for some semblance with out nicknames with having all the men programs referred to as just “Warriors” and the women programs remaining as “Rainbow Wahine”, I REFUSE to ignore the past that is OURS!!!
WOW!!! A spectacular catch by Ryan Sweeney of the A’s preserves the W for the A’s over the RA’sys! 😆
YA’sA’sA’sA’sy!!! 😆 😀 😆
Don’t think much of Time Magazine’s decisions….
Hmmm did I over-react?
wafan: No struggle. Mr C is very compliant.
K, gotta go!
“very compliant” –> TMI!!! 🙄 😯 🙄
What??? Steve walked into the interview room? !! Oh, when he comes home, I’m gonna ask him about it. He’s always doing things like that.
Big C . . .
Hopefully it does not require the use of ‘cuffs and such.
I have no struggle with power.
Well, it was a packed room, from what I could tell.
One of the candidates was about to be interviewed.
A couple of the committee members laughed.
A couple of members looked liked they were going to kill me.
I thought it was a public university.
Pretty good BB game tonight – even though I’m not a fan of either team. I suppose LeBron James is the draw…. but what does the NBA think about a Denver vs. Cleveland, or Denver vs. Orlando Finals? 😯
Oh yeah…. somehow… the Lakers pulled out a close W last night! 🙄 😯 😈
ST – Five years from today, which Tsai will be happier… Devon, or you? 😯 🙄 😀
Drawn out of lurking by #113
I am one of the workers who appreciates it when the Union (HGEA) insists that management has to follow the contract and consult when they change working conditions. They are there to insure that if somebody is having money taken back that it is done fairly. They are not trying to help anybody get away with money they did not earn.
Management does not always have the worker’s well being or morale in mind when they come up with their brilliant ways of balancing the budget. For example, all State workers get paid five days later than everybody else because Cayetano wanted to balance the budget through an accounting trick.
The City is moving to a system in which there are no anticipated payments, and all new workers get paid two weeks after they have completed their work. Existing workers will be “loaned” the two weeks payment, and have to pay back the loan when they retire.
But this has nothing to do with the five or six F’s so whoosh, back to lurking. Aloha Tsaikos!! Go Bows! Go Warriors!
st says, “A couple of members looked liked they were going to kill me.
would one of them be the?nfa
tell blount and henry having fun watching the nuggets destroy the lakers tomorrow!
evening to all much being said about every thing. some with hostile pain aka Kazz, others with very logical thought. whatever it is good to get it out than burn inside.
A house about your 113 post can only say
Was there a smell of sulfur in the room? :lol … 😯
Testing…testing… is this thing on? 😕
I guess everyone is watching American Idol?
(btw, you can easily find out who won already)
…and the winner is….
And the Idol Winner is ….!
Is that where y’all are?
Methinks the Blog Host has taken the birthday boy for pasta…
Lori is happy with how American Idol ended…
I guess we are to have a new Police Chief
Since I’ve got a little time now, I’ll do the free play links. Please ignore my next 5 posts if you do not want to read the off-topic stuff.
DoE researchers found a way to turn plants into a renewable, nonpolluting replacement for crude oil in the creation of plastic.
Researchers found that lasers, nanotubes, and MRI can be used to incinerate cancer cells without damaging healthy cells nearby. Another link is below:
Rule #1 for any job: You gotta show up!
Soldiers are increasingly using online dating services while being deployed in war zones.
The government of the Philippines is planning to impose a tax on text messages of 5 centavo (about 1 US cent) per text, which is more than what it currently costs to send text messages in the Philippines on many SMS plans!
Pepsi sees an opportunity to fill the void caused by the decline of newspapers. They are trying to hire people with journalism experience in the New York area…and there are a lot of people who were let go from the publications in that area.
Free play link time pau.
Congrats to Kolten Wong! WAC Freshman of the Year!
And to Greg Garcia, Kevin MacDonald and Jayson Kramer who joined Wong on the First Team! 🙂
sry didn’t bother to look at the wac all-stars but…no spangler, no catricala. not too familiar w/ the 3b position in the wac, who got the nod?
thank you for your post – interesting that government, Federal or State or City or County, can all come up with their own system of paying employees.
I agree that the union should be looking out for their members. I guess how it’s done and why that can make a difference. I did the same as a Company Commander, but when a soldier was “overpaid” I put pressure for them to return the over payment. Just came across too many situations when the Army exercised its right to take as much as possible from following paychecks and many times the soldier had NO money at all. Then, I had to explain to the wife and family what happened and that there was nothing I could do. It was tough counseling Senior NCOs because they knew what would happen if the $$ was not returned.
just read this and posting it … congrats to the warriors named to WAC conference nominee’s
so 15-20 minutes ago i breeze through the blog during a commercial break of american idol. i stumble across your post:
right away i knew that chris allen was the upset winner.
note to self: next year, no read garret’s post during american idol final results show.
Really? For a lot of the season Lori’s favorite was Adam, especially since he went to High School really near where we live. It was only in the past week that she switched to Kris Allen, based on his performance yesterday and last week.
This Miami writer sure doesn’t think that Bess should be their starting WR and he wants Miami to get some other player like Boldin.
A student of mine was angry because someone on Facebook spoiled the American Idol results. She said she would no longer go on Facebook when results like that were imminent.
I say don’t even bother going online if you don’t want a spoiler. No take the chance! 😀
Sorry wafan, I was away from the blog for awhile. I got to blow some things up 😆
One of Chicago’s starting LBs is currently injured and he could lose his starting spot soon if they sign Pisa.
I didn’t remember that Adrian Klemm was the *first* draft pick made by the Patriots after Belichick took over.
I honestly would have thought that my AI post meant that Adam Lambert won, considering we live in San Diego…
Garret #153 –
Not a pretty picture for the WAC should the Chargers leave San Diego, then.
It will be hard to fill that slot without trying to poach from some other conference.
TIME is just wrong. The Bows are NOT in the same category as Eutectics, Dirtbags and Banana Slugs…
sorry. 😈 😈
Article in the Las Vegas Sun about the financial difficulties for Athletic Departments around the country. It is hard to imagine that Utah’s Athletic Department will lose money this year even though they got the BCS money!
UNLV has done an excellent job of getting additional funds from several sources. Their student fee brings in $2.4 million per year for them, but the average MWC school gets over $4 million from their student athletic fees. If UH got a student fee equal to the average MWC school, there would be NO athletic department deficit and there would be MUCH better facilities!
UNLV is getting a nice paycheck for playing West Virginia next year.
The Chargers are basically being forced to leave San Diego, and I don’t know how SDSU will be able to stay in D-IA football. The MWC will need to add a team to replace them, and a certain team in Boise has been begging them for years. It could be worse and they could take BSU *and* Fresno or Nevada.
Everything is going in slow motion because the Chargers won’t have anywhere to go until 2011. But the new BCS deal isn’t going to be up until 2014, and I expect there to be a lot of posturing and positioning in 2013 by conferences.
If a team left the WAC, there really aren’t any ideal replacements. Some schools (like UC Davis) that have been talking about moving to D-IA are instead having to cut WAY back on funding because of the economy.
Congratulations to John Estes! I don’t remember seeing this on the blog. It is nice that UH Athletics has a twitter feed.
i figured lori to be more on the conservative side.
Kekaula has a list of only 3 for wbb…not the same as Ferd…Jennifer Gross out of UC davis, not Jennifer Young…Gavin and Dana weren’t contacted as of yet..how intriguing.
Well, I missed this blog…been so busy.
Happy Birthday to Devon, Jason and Peaches! And Baby Fonoti, welcome to our world!
Gavin and Dana weren’t contacted?? !!!
What’s going on? … really sounds like something is amiss here.. I’d hate to think that they’ve already decided on whom it would be and are just twiddling their thumbs and pretending to be diligent about it.
How many teams do you need minimally to be a conference?
UC Davis coming to Hawaii, or maybe…Chancellor Hinshaw already here. Jennifer Gross candidate for wbb….and a candidate for University President who did a stint at UC Davis.
Jennifer Gross, UC Davis
she’s from the San Diego area, good recruiting ground for basketball
Happy birthday Devon……happy birthday Jose…..
Congratulations to the Fonoti’s….so what is the baby’s name?
anyone else watched Kekaula at 10 pm who can shed light on the wbb list of coaches…Gross, Harrington, and a person with local ties but not Gavin.. 3…he had a question mark for the other two.
Yep, three of the four “Ferd” reported were ousted.
Ferd go sit in the corner!
No offense to them but Gross and Harrington do not sound like great candidates. I hope the rest of the candidates are better. Harrington got fired from UC riverside, Gross is an assistant at a bad UC Davis team.
Glad the volleyball finalists are so strong, although I am leaning slightly for Scotty Wong now, but I would be thrilled if Charlie Wade is hired as well.
spam, spam, spam, spam…
Nitey nite and Sweet RAINBOW Warrior Dreams!
Actually UC Davis basketball is on the rise and the powers to be give her accolades in helping UC Davis transition to D1 for DII…not an easy task to move up to D1…Utah Valley in baseball is going thru the same move, came in 16-34 and kicked UH’s butt in the last two games..Boise State from junior college to D1 and they dominated the WAC…Good coaching helps the transition and shows that she can help turn around a downward spiraling program like Na Wahine…Is she one of the best coaches available, hard to tell, no one else but the committee saw the list of 85, including Ferd. 🙂 🙂
the original finalists, maybe 3, did not meet minimum requirements but were picked as finalists, now a new list of five is being considered-including two of the originals…who selects the committee that vets the list of applicants, they obviously don’t do their homework and they definitely don’t know the NCAA and UH requirements to coach at the D1 level…Hawaiian politics screws up again…..just look at the selection process of UH president….
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I’m being polite about it.
Kekoa- you can always fall back to this one:
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I think Charlie Wade will be best for women team, He has lot of experience. Just for suggestion. Thanks for sharing it.