“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.

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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.


  1. Garret May 20, 2009 5:52 am

    Best of luck to the finalists!

  2. Garret May 20, 2009 5:52 am

    Happy Birthday Devon Tsai!

  3. Garret May 20, 2009 5:54 am

    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 is likely paying Hawaii, which plays in the Western Athletic Conference, some money to make two trips halfway across the globe.

    Can’t help but think Army coach Rich Ellerson had a hand in this, which is a good thing.

    Army will not be playing BYU in an home-and-home series as previously rumored.

  4. Garret May 20, 2009 5:55 am

    Army has Eastern Michigan as a warm-up game before they face UH in 2010.

  5. Garret May 20, 2009 5:56 am

    Report from Dolphins’ practice notes that Bess was again a starting WR.

    Receiver Greg Camarillo, who is rehabbing his surgically repaired left knee, participated on a limited basis. Sparano said the goal is to mix Camarillo in for a couple of repetitions each session to see how the knee responds. Davone Bess was paired with Ted Ginn Jr. as the starting wideouts.

  6. Stephen Tsai May 20, 2009 6:06 am

    UH has USC as a warm-up game before facing Army in 2010.

  7. d1島 May 20, 2009 6:10 am

    Great Morning All!

    Top Ten!

    Good Luck to all the Coaching Finalists.

  8. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 20, 2009 6:11 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

  9. d1島 May 20, 2009 6:11 am

    Happy Birthday Devon!

  10. d1島 May 20, 2009 6:19 am

    Oh great! The Blog Host is serving up chalkboard material for the Trojans! 😆

  11. d1島 May 20, 2009 6:19 am

    Congratulations to the new parents.

  12. Garret May 20, 2009 6:20 am

    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!

  13. Garret May 20, 2009 6:22 am

    Congratulations to Fonoti and his girlfriend!

  14. Loa May 20, 2009 6:23 am

    morning gang!

    Happy Sweet 16 Devon James!

  15. d1島 May 20, 2009 6:23 am


    You are correct but we will not accept that as an excuse from SC for their woes in Aloha Stadium.


  16. Loa May 20, 2009 6:24 am

    good luck to all the candidates
    looks like we may get new hc’s by the end of the month

  17. d1島 May 20, 2009 6:24 am

    Have a terrific day gang!


  18. Stephen Tsai May 20, 2009 6:25 am

    Slidin’ down a waterfall,
    landin’ on a cactus,
    hey-ya, hey-ya,
    playing U-S-C
    just for practice,
    hey-ya, hey-ya.

  19. Stephen Tsai May 20, 2009 6:27 am

    It sounds much better when song leader Laura (Chee) Pennington used to sing that at Rough Rider games.

  20. Stephen Tsai May 20, 2009 6:28 am

    Or my favorite:

    Ice cold beer,
    makes you wanna cheer,
    ice cold duck,
    makes you wanna … have another beer.

  21. Loa May 20, 2009 6:29 am


  22. NYUH May 20, 2009 6:36 am

    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.

  23. djmitcho May 20, 2009 6:37 am

    Happy Birthday Devon!

  24. Stephen Tsai May 20, 2009 6:38 am

    If we still have a newspaper in 2010, we’ll be sure to visit you.

  25. djmitcho May 20, 2009 6:38 am

    I like that we are playing Army, but what happened to never playing in that time zone again?

  26. Ronnie May 20, 2009 6:46 am

    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!

  27. Ronnie May 20, 2009 6:49 am

    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!!”

  28. koakane™ May 20, 2009 7:00 am

    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. :mrgreen: aloha’s to you and see you again sometime in august.

  29. koakane™ May 20, 2009 7:02 am

    oh forgot my choices for the wbb coach is Dana Takahara-Dias and mvb coach is Charlie Wade

  30. whitey May 20, 2009 7:10 am

    good morning tsaikos. back to “investment banking”. see you later.

  31. vballfan1 May 20, 2009 7:13 am

    Good luck to Charlie Wade, hopefully our next coach.
    Or Scotty Wong if UH wants to go cheaper.

  32. Danilla May 20, 2009 7:24 am

    Только вчера об этом думал, так что пост как нельзя в тему!

  33. Diogenes Sinope May 20, 2009 7:25 am

    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.

  34. wena May 20, 2009 7:27 am

    happy birthday to my son Devon!!!

  35. Maverick May 20, 2009 7:36 am

    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.

  36. PowderPuff May 20, 2009 7:42 am

    Good morning, everyone! Happy Birthday to Devon. It was nice meeting the talented Taurean on Sunday at the ballpark.

  37. jm2375 May 20, 2009 7:45 am

    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!!

  38. Kekoa (iPhone) May 20, 2009 7:53 am

    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!

    Go Warriors!

  39. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 20, 2009 7:58 am

    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!!!


  40. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 20, 2009 8:00 am

    “Harass them, Harass them, Make them relinquish the ball! …”

  41. Kekoa (iPhone) May 20, 2009 8:06 am

    E kala mai (sorry)…I forgot the disclaimer for #38:

    Not intended for people who are sensitive to bad jokes. You may scroll thru!

  42. A-House May 20, 2009 8:21 am

    Whaaaaat, Devon is 16 already?

    Hey big fella, have a good one! OK, Mom and Dad pony up!!!

  43. madeinhawaii May 20, 2009 8:22 am

    Happy birthday Devon. You get that shiny new sports car dad promised you, yet?

  44. Diogenes Sinope May 20, 2009 8:23 am

    ST: re scheduling. What happen to the talk about a home and home with SMU?

  45. A-House May 20, 2009 8:23 am


    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.

  46. Jay May 20, 2009 8:23 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!

    Son#1 Jose is also celebrating a birthday today.

    Have a great day!

  47. (Jesse)James May 20, 2009 8:23 am

    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….

  48. Jay May 20, 2009 8:24 am

    forgot to add…he’s turning 2 so he get’s his Mcqueen Powerwheels!

  49. rage777 May 20, 2009 8:25 am

    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.

  50. madeinhawaii May 20, 2009 8:26 am

    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.

  51. madeinhawaii May 20, 2009 8:29 am


    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.

  52. madeinhawaii May 20, 2009 8:29 am

    Oh yeah.. and happy birthday to the little one.

  53. Kekoa May 20, 2009 8:33 am

    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.

  54. MeiLing May 20, 2009 8:39 am

    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….

  55. Da Punchbowl Kid May 20, 2009 8:47 am

    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!

  56. Da Punchbowl Kid May 20, 2009 8:50 am

    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?

  57. Kekoa May 20, 2009 8:55 am

    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?

  58. Kekoa May 20, 2009 9:00 am

    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.

  59. Jay May 20, 2009 9:02 am

    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.

  60. al May 20, 2009 9:05 am

    happy birthday devon!

    take advantage of your position, 16th bday, youngest child, only son.

  61. al May 20, 2009 9:08 am

    i am really surprised here.
    after 85 applicants, the final four lacked a headliner or two.
    what up?
    sounds like a member of the committee has much influence.
    therefore, my early pick is dana takahara-dias.

  62. (Jesse)James May 20, 2009 9:09 am

    al….you are sooooo right…I was the same way….take advantage Devon…take advantage….LOL

  63. al May 20, 2009 9:11 am

    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.

  64. al May 20, 2009 9:13 am

    (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)

  65. (Jesse)James May 20, 2009 9:14 am

    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.

  66. al May 20, 2009 9:17 am

    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.

  67. Jack Flash May 20, 2009 9:18 am

    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…

  68. jm2375 May 20, 2009 9:18 am

    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….

  69. al May 20, 2009 9:19 am

    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.

  70. (Jesse)James May 20, 2009 9:21 am

    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…..

  71. al May 20, 2009 9:28 am

    jack….was it at least a riding lawn mower?

    gee, jack, that is like the boss buying me a new vacuum cleaner, huh?

  72. al May 20, 2009 9:30 am

    it sounds like salary considerations were a big criteria in developing both lists of candidates for the position(s).

  73. madeinhawaii May 20, 2009 9:30 am

    Wow… less traffic for a few months… till UH kicks in again… Now can go town!

  74. al May 20, 2009 9:31 am

    (j)j…..well that explains it. thus, why you are such a spoiled brat.

    now we know the rest of the story.

  75. madeinhawaii May 20, 2009 9:31 am


    RE: SDSU
    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.

  76. Jack Flash May 20, 2009 9:32 am

    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!

  77. addahknowjoe May 20, 2009 9:33 am

    Happy Birthday Devon!

    Enjoy playing basketball in Manoa this summer!

  78. al May 20, 2009 9:34 am

    jumpin jack…..didn’t you have rubber slippahs?

  79. d1島 May 20, 2009 9:35 am

    salas gives us a tight end like slotback who could put a lick on the lb’ers

    maybe more like run away from lb’ers and put a lick on the FS?

  80. d1島 May 20, 2009 9:41 am

    gee, jack, that is like the boss buying me a new vacuum cleaner, huh?

    or that most treasured of gifts for “The Boss”…a new rice cooker!

  81. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer] May 20, 2009 9:45 am

    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!


  82. al May 20, 2009 9:45 am


    and, i dare you buy a new rice cooker for anniversary gift.

  83. Mr C May 20, 2009 9:46 am

    morning tsaikos
    happy bday devon tsai

    what a small world.


    j j
    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.
    be safe.

  84. Stephen Tsai May 20, 2009 9:49 am

    Re: SMU.
    JJ says he’s ready to do it, but SMU is still waiting for its release from, I believe, Texas A&M.

  85. whitey May 20, 2009 9:50 am

    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.

  86. whitey May 20, 2009 9:52 am

    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.

  87. Ronnie May 20, 2009 9:53 am

    Happy Birthday Jose!

  88. A-House May 20, 2009 9:57 am


    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!

  89. Ronnie May 20, 2009 9:59 am

    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…

  90. warriorfanny2 May 20, 2009 9:59 am

    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.

  91. Stephen Tsai May 20, 2009 10:00 am

    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.

  92. Jack Flash May 20, 2009 10:01 am

    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!

  93. d1島 May 20, 2009 10:03 am

    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…..

  94. d1島 May 20, 2009 10:05 am

    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…..

  95. d1島 May 20, 2009 10:07 am

    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….

  96. d1島 May 20, 2009 10:11 am

    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…..

  97. A-House May 20, 2009 10:11 am


    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.

  98. d1島 May 20, 2009 10:14 am

    Time for Willie Grace…. 😉

  99. SteveM May 20, 2009 10:15 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Happy 16th Birthday to Devon !!!

  100. A-House May 20, 2009 10:18 am


    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!!

  101. A-House May 20, 2009 10:20 am

    “Whoa, there Andy”, Mrs A-House will truly be a “jet-setter”!!!

  102. al May 20, 2009 10:45 am

    if tino isn’t selected…….

    would the new hire ask him to stay on?
    would tino stay on if he was asked?

  103. SteveM May 20, 2009 10:46 am

    May 19th, 2009 at 9:35 pm
    Stretch, D-1, BG and anyone else interested in making the trip to West Point, please let SteveM know so that we can start a matrix of travel plans for that trip.

    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.

  104. al May 20, 2009 10:49 am

    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?

  105. al May 20, 2009 10:52 am

    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.

  106. Dirty Commish May 20, 2009 10:55 am

    Any way to petition that Army get to wear their super cool camo helmet/pants unis when they get here?


  107. al May 20, 2009 11:01 am

    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.

  108. Kazz May 20, 2009 11:01 am

    For Devon Tsai and the daughter of John Fonoti:


    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… 😎

  109. madeinhawaii May 20, 2009 11:09 am


    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.

    Something different?

    My wife says to stop blogging and go back to work.
    — sigh…

    Life is tough for a Taurean.


  110. al May 20, 2009 11:10 am

    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.

  111. Jason May 20, 2009 11:10 am

    Happy birthday Devon and Jose! And congrats to the Fonotis!

    Hmm, I didn’t think Coach Dana would apply. Good that she did, though.

  112. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer] May 20, 2009 11:20 am

    Prayers for the Lefty family (not our Lefty) needed:


  113. A-House May 20, 2009 11:26 am

    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.

  114. Kazz May 20, 2009 11:26 am

    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.


  115. A-House May 20, 2009 11:29 am


    just wondering who the players were and how much imporvement? 10% or 30% or 50% or 65%.

    no need to respond.

  116. Kazz May 20, 2009 11:33 am


    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!

  117. Diogenes Sinope May 20, 2009 11:44 am

    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

  118. Kazz May 20, 2009 11:49 am

    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!!!

  119. al May 20, 2009 11:56 am

    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.

  120. Stephen Tsai May 20, 2009 12:03 pm

    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?

  121. duffer May 20, 2009 12:09 pm

    A-House @ 113

    They have a archaic payroll system…imho 🙂

    Don’t get me started!

  122. al May 20, 2009 12:12 pm

    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.

  123. A-House May 20, 2009 12:18 pm


    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.

  124. Stephen Tsai May 20, 2009 12:23 pm

    No. Rutgers was on the schedule like 30 years ago. That was the longest trip.

  125. Stephen Tsai May 20, 2009 12:25 pm

    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.

  126. al May 20, 2009 12:25 pm

    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.

  127. al May 20, 2009 12:27 pm

    lebron the laker?

  128. duffer May 20, 2009 12:28 pm


    No comment, in a public blog anyway! 🙂

  129. A-House May 20, 2009 12:36 pm


    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?

  130. A-House May 20, 2009 12:37 pm

    duffer: Roger, Out!

  131. A-House May 20, 2009 12:39 pm


    you saying that Lakers will trade Kobe for LeBron or have both in 2010?

    Wonder what Midori7 thinks about this?

  132. Da Punchbowl Kid May 20, 2009 12:45 pm


    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.

    hey WF2-

    Wea you stay? I hope we see you posting again soon.

  133. A-House May 20, 2009 12:45 pm

    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?

  134. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer] May 20, 2009 12:45 pm

    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!


  135. da princess' classmate May 20, 2009 12:46 pm

    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…

  136. da princess' classmate May 20, 2009 12:53 pm

    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…

  137. Dirty Commish May 20, 2009 1:00 pm

    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.

  138. Jack Flash May 20, 2009 1:19 pm

    I think JD is trying to schedule a team from the lower division (FCS) to round out 2010.

  139. Garret May 20, 2009 1:21 pm

    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.

    Currently playing for the CFL Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Singh has recruited the likes of former B.C. Lions teammates Geroy Simon, Brent Johnson, Angus Reid and Paul McCallum for the first of what he hopes will become an annual event for youth aged seven to 15. Also joining the pros will be Mark Uyeyama, the strength and conditioning coach of the San Francisco 49ers.

    Ever since I was little I’ve wanted to have a football camp,” says Singh. “This is an opportunity to pass on to the kids some of the stuff we’ve learned over the years. But it’s all about a full, fun day of footba

    After graduating from Richmond High where he starred for the Colts, he earned a full scholarship to the University of Hawaii and in 1996 started 11 games for the Warriors and was named an all-conference academic. He transferred to Portland State University the following season and was named to the Big Sky first team in his junior year and an all-American and scholar of the year in his senior campaign, graduating with a degree in sociology.

  140. PowderPuff May 20, 2009 1:22 pm

    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.

  141. Garret May 20, 2009 1:24 pm

    Jack Flash,

    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.

  142. Garret May 20, 2009 1:25 pm

    KITV feature on Dylan Linkner!

    At the Linkner home in Kailua, we’re played NCAA Football 2008. There are literally hundreds of ways to modify the game, including your own character. Of course Dylan already has a realistic, virtual version of himself, but when it’s time to create a virtual me, there’s no need to be realistic.

    “You can go on and live this fantasy life through the video game or you can kind of make your stats realistic and see how good he might do against these guys in real life,” said Linkner.

    After we modify all our settings, it’s game on. It’s a classic matchup today, with the BYU Cougars returning to the Islands, and we start this game with a touchdown.

    “Nothing can beat the field, I mean the field is unbelievable, I mean, just being out there in front of all those people, it’s the live feedback, just being there and feeling the crowd, definitely the field is the winner,” said Linkner

  143. Garret May 20, 2009 1:28 pm

    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.

    Kansas State filed a lawsuit Wednesday challenging a secret deal between former athletic director Bob Krause and ex-football coach Ron Prince that would pay Prince $3.2 million in deferred compensation between 2015 and 2020.

    Prince’s agent responded that the lawsuit is without merit and the deal between his client and the university is legally binding.

    Kansas State president Jon Wefald said he found out about the agreement on May 11 after it was discovered by university staff while searching for documents regarding an unrelated matter.

    Krause, who resigned as athletic director in March, quit his job as economic development director for the school’s Olathe Innovation Campus on Wednesday upon Wefald’s request.

  144. Garret May 20, 2009 1:29 pm

    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.

    Delany said a BCS contract is in place for the next five years. “But the way (Obama) is going, he’s probably going to get re-elected so we’ll probably have to deal with it after that,” he said.

  145. duffer May 20, 2009 1:30 pm

    PP, you were about 10 in ’86 when you visited NYC? 🙂

  146. Garret May 20, 2009 1:32 pm

    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.

    It’s asking a lot for Veikune to soar as a rookie in that he is converting from 4-3 college end to 3-4 pro linebacker. He is being tried inside and outside.

    “At Hawaii,” Veikune said, “we dropped a lot in zone coverages, and I played a little bit of linebacker in high school, but it’s a new position for me.”

    He vowed to “work extra hard” to “get natural.”

    As a head coach, Mangini’s 2007 Jets put rookie second-round linebacker David Harris on a fast track, playing in a rotation early and starting the last nine games. He was in on a combined 41 tackles in his first two starts.

    It is hard to compare Harris and Veikune, though, since Harris was an inside linebacker in college.

    Maiava has a pure background as a linebacker. His issue is size. He isn’t much bigger than new Browns safety Abram Elam.

  147. Garret May 20, 2009 1:33 pm

    Oops, #142 is KHNL, not KITV.

  148. Garret May 20, 2009 1:36 pm

    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.

  149. Rob25 May 20, 2009 1:38 pm

    Mr C

    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!

  150. Kazz May 20, 2009 1:41 pm

    LeBron > Kobe

  151. A-House May 20, 2009 1:45 pm


    you beat me to it, but was going to ask PowderPuff if she was 6 or 7 years old – maybe younger??

  152. Dennis Halloran May 20, 2009 2:04 pm

    Progress! Progress! Perambulate over the Turf!
    From an old yell leader

  153. Garret May 20, 2009 2:06 pm


    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.

  154. da princess' classmate May 20, 2009 2:08 pm


    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

  155. (Jesse)James May 20, 2009 2:18 pm

    Duffer…believe me…PP was not ten in 1986….she is more around my age…so she was only about 5…MWAHAHAHAHHAHA

  156. Mr C May 20, 2009 2:19 pm

    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.

  157. wafan May 20, 2009 2:20 pm

    Happy birthday Devin, Jose and baby Fonoti!

  158. Mr C May 20, 2009 2:21 pm


  159. wafan May 20, 2009 2:21 pm

    Best wishes to Frank! Stay safe!!!

  160. wafan May 20, 2009 2:22 pm

    Good luck to the eight finalists. May the best fit get hired!

  161. wafan May 20, 2009 2:25 pm

    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.

  162. Colomaohana May 20, 2009 2:38 pm

    Happy Birthday Devon!

    Afternoon Tsai-ko’s!!!

    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!

  163. (Jesse)James May 20, 2009 2:48 pm

    Oh oh…Big C is in da house…everybody clear out…MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  164. Mr C May 20, 2009 2:49 pm

    I am BIG C.

  165. wafan May 20, 2009 2:52 pm

    Mr. C . . .

    If that is who you really are. Your comment did not sound quite right.

  166. Colomaohana May 20, 2009 2:52 pm

    Mr C: Not in MY house….

  167. Mr C May 20, 2009 2:56 pm

    Everyone call colomaohana big C. I am the real big C.

  168. Stephen Tsai May 20, 2009 2:59 pm

    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.

  169. Colomaohana May 20, 2009 3:02 pm


    #167: what.ever.

  170. vballfan1 May 20, 2009 3:08 pm

    Hope Charlie Wade had a great interview.
    Also Scotty Wong. Either of them would be GREAT hires.

  171. Colomaohana May 20, 2009 3:08 pm

    And BTW Mr C…..don’t you have keiki to pick up from school??

    Uh.huh…That’s wat I tot….


  172. Stephen Tsai May 20, 2009 3:11 pm

    I accidentally walked into one of the interviews today.
    I didn’t know the room was full.

  173. d1島 May 20, 2009 3:12 pm


    re: #129
    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.

  174. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer] May 20, 2009 3:13 pm

    ST- small room or more people?

  175. d1島 May 20, 2009 3:15 pm


    Does that room happen to be beyond the “No Media Past Here” sign?

  176. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer] May 20, 2009 3:16 pm

    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…

  177. Mr C May 20, 2009 3:18 pm

    A house

    Police officers are trained to treat each situation accordingly, but its always the one bad decision that makes all officers look bad.

  178. PowderPuff May 20, 2009 3:20 pm

    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.

  179. brew808 May 20, 2009 3:26 pm

    Hmmmm….. Re: #178

    Were the heat packing NYPD following you around while you were in your “Villi” costume? 🙄 😯 😆

  180. brew808 May 20, 2009 3:31 pm

    For Mr. C…..

    C… da slippa. WHAP!!!
    Darkness. Then stars. Sirens sound.
    Gurney rolls. C-ya…..
    😆 😯 😆

  181. wafan May 20, 2009 3:36 pm

    Dang. Did I start or somehow get in the middle of a family power struggle?

    So, really, who has the power and who struggles?

  182. Mr C May 20, 2009 3:37 pm

    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.

  183. brew808 May 20, 2009 3:37 pm

    ~•~~~~•~~~~•~ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ Happy..Birthday..DEVON!!! ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ~•~~~~•~~~~•~

    … and to ★ Jose ★ and ❀ baby Fonoti ❀ 😀 😯 😆

  184. al May 20, 2009 3:38 pm

    st….did you do your due dilligence and sit down, muttering, “okay, go on……”

  185. al May 20, 2009 3:40 pm

    st….or, “sorry i ‘m late….”

    you did interview the candidates on the way out right?

  186. brew808 May 20, 2009 3:40 pm

    ….encore performance of…. Tricky….? 🙄 😆 😯

  187. brew808 May 20, 2009 3:50 pm

    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. 😀 🙄 😀

  188. brew808 May 20, 2009 3:57 pm

    I don’t subscribe to Time mag anymore. 😈

  189. wafan May 20, 2009 3:58 pm

    Liz . . .

    You there?

    Zane from Kauai is on the Wheel of Fortune. Sorry I did not catch his last name — a bolo-head guy. HA!

  190. brew808 May 20, 2009 3:59 pm

    Shhhhh…. al may be taping that show….. 🙄

  191. Garret May 20, 2009 4:06 pm


    I just heard from someone on Maui that the new Dish HD channels are working from the new satellite.

  192. Kazz May 20, 2009 4:06 pm






    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!!!

    I’M OUT!!!

  193. brew808 May 20, 2009 4:07 pm

    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!!! 😆 😀 😆

  194. d1島 May 20, 2009 4:09 pm

    Don’t think much of Time Magazine’s decisions….

  195. Kazz May 20, 2009 4:10 pm

    Hmmm did I over-react?

    NAH! 😎

  196. Colomaohana May 20, 2009 4:12 pm

    wafan: No struggle. Mr C is very compliant.


    K, gotta go!

  197. brew808 May 20, 2009 4:14 pm

    “very compliant” –> TMI!!! 🙄 😯 🙄

  198. wena May 20, 2009 4:22 pm

    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.

  199. wafan May 20, 2009 4:34 pm

    Big C . . .

    Hopefully it does not require the use of ‘cuffs and such.


  200. Mr C May 20, 2009 4:34 pm

    Brew 808

    I have no struggle with power.

  201. Stephen Tsai May 20, 2009 5:07 pm

    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.

  202. Stephen Tsai May 20, 2009 5:09 pm

    My bad.
    I thought it was a public university.

  203. brew808 May 20, 2009 5:21 pm

    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! 🙄 😯 😈

  204. brew808 May 20, 2009 5:26 pm

    ST – Five years from today, which Tsai will be happier… Devon, or you? 😯 🙄 😀

  205. lopaka43 May 20, 2009 5:29 pm

    Drawn out of lurking by #113
    Mr. A-House
    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!

  206. al May 20, 2009 5:38 pm

    st says, “A couple of members looked liked they were going to kill me.

    would one of them be the?nfa

  207. letsgowarriors May 20, 2009 5:38 pm

    tell blount and henry having fun watching the nuggets destroy the lakers tomorrow!

  208. letsgowarriors May 20, 2009 5:38 pm


  209. koakane™ May 20, 2009 5:53 pm

    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


  210. Kazz May 20, 2009 5:54 pm


    May 20th, 2009 at 5:38 pm
    st says, “A couple of members looked liked they were going to kill me.

    would one of them be the?nfa

    Follow-up question:

    Was there a smell of sulfur in the room? :lol … 😯

  211. SteveM May 20, 2009 7:39 pm

    Testing…testing… is this thing on? 😕

  212. d1島 May 20, 2009 7:49 pm


    I guess everyone is watching American Idol?

    (btw, you can easily find out who won already)

  213. jm2375 May 20, 2009 7:49 pm

    hey SteveM!!

  214. d1島 May 20, 2009 7:51 pm

    …and the winner is….

  215. cavewarrior May 20, 2009 7:51 pm

    And the Idol Winner is ….!
    Is that where y’all are?

  216. d1島 May 20, 2009 7:52 pm


    Not I

  217. d1島 May 20, 2009 7:53 pm

    Methinks the Blog Host has taken the birthday boy for pasta…

  218. Garret May 20, 2009 7:53 pm

    Lori is happy with how American Idol ended…

  219. d1島 May 20, 2009 7:54 pm


    I guess we are to have a new Police Chief

  220. Garret May 20, 2009 7:54 pm

    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.

  221. Garret May 20, 2009 7:54 pm

    Researchers found that lasers, nanotubes, and MRI can be used to incinerate cancer cells without damaging healthy cells nearby. Another link is below:


  222. d1島 May 20, 2009 7:54 pm

    Rule #1 for any job: You gotta show up!

  223. Garret May 20, 2009 7:55 pm

    Soldiers are increasingly using online dating services while being deployed in war zones.

  224. Garret May 20, 2009 7:55 pm

    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!

  225. Garret May 20, 2009 7:56 pm

    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.

  226. Garret May 20, 2009 7:57 pm

    Free play link time pau.

  227. d1島 May 20, 2009 8:11 pm

    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! 🙂


  228. da princess' classmate May 20, 2009 8:49 pm

    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?

  229. A-House May 20, 2009 8:57 pm


    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.

  230. koakane™ May 20, 2009 9:02 pm

    The University of Hawai`i Rainbow baseball team had four players honored as 2009 All-Western Athletic Conference honorees, including the WAC Freshman of the Year Kolten Wong, as announced by the conference at the WAC Tournament banquet Wednesday.

    Along with his Freshman of the Year honors, Wong was also named to the All-WAC first team. Joining him on the first team are senior pitcher Jayson Kramer and junior firstbaseman Kevin Macdonald. Sophomore shortstop Greg Garcia was named to the All-WAC second team.

    just read this and posting it … congrats to the warriors named to WAC conference nominee’s

  231. al ™ May 20, 2009 9:08 pm


    so 15-20 minutes ago i breeze through the blog during a commercial break of american idol. i stumble across your post:


    May 20th, 2009 at 7:53 pm
    Lori is happy with how American Idol ended…

    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.

  232. Garret May 20, 2009 9:15 pm


    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.

  233. Garret May 20, 2009 9:17 pm

    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.

    On the other side of Ginn the Dolphins are currently starting Davone Bess. Bess is a solid player, a growing slot receiver. But is he (to impress commentor Marcus) a starting-caliber Z receiver? Is he a starting-caliber X?

    I would say Bess, for all his gritty attributes and quickness, would not be able to start on 25 of 32 teams. He’d be a great slot guy, he’d be a wonderful answer in an emergency. He’s growing and getting better. But a threat? A guy other teams worry about? He is not that. Fact is, he’s going to be fighting for his life to make the team just like everyone else.

  234. Jason May 20, 2009 9:18 pm

    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! 😀

  235. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 20, 2009 9:18 pm


    Sorry wafan, I was away from the blog for awhile. I got to blow some things up 😆

  236. Garret May 20, 2009 9:19 pm

    One of Chicago’s starting LBs is currently injured and he could lose his starting spot soon if they sign Pisa.

    But the competition that’s been waiting at strong-side linebacker will continue to wait until Hunter Hillenmeyer returns. The veteran, who was excused from minicamp two months ago because of injury and to attend the NFLPA annual meeting, is still out. He is recovering from surgery to repair a sports hernia. It’s unknown when he will get back on the field. If the Bears sign Pisa Tinoisamoa, it might be too late. The free agent visited practice and would be considered the immediate frontrunner at the position if the Bears reel him in. In that situation, Hillenmeyer could be forced to make the roster as a backup middle linebacker and special teams contributor. He’s never been outstanding on special teams.

  237. Garret May 20, 2009 9:20 pm

    I didn’t remember that Adrian Klemm was the *first* draft pick made by the Patriots after Belichick took over.

    Long snapper Jake Ingram (sixth round, 198 overall) is the first player selected by the Patriots from Hawaii since tackle Adrian Klemm went 42nd overall in 2000. That was the first pick of the Belichick era.

  238. Garret May 20, 2009 9:21 pm

    I honestly would have thought that my AI post meant that Adam Lambert won, considering we live in San Diego…

  239. madeinhawaii May 20, 2009 9:21 pm

    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.

  240. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 20, 2009 9:21 pm

    TIME is just wrong. The Bows are NOT in the same category as Eutectics, Dirtbags and Banana Slugs…
    sorry. 😈 :mrgreen: 😈

  241. Garret May 20, 2009 9:25 pm

    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!

    In state budget cuts that were announced last week, UNLV sports will receive $1.8 million less than had been earmarked for them in the combined fiscal years of 2008-09 and 2009-10.

    He talked about Washington dropping men’s and women’s swimming and Stanford slicing 21 jobs from its athletic department.

    Maine dropped its men’s soccer and women’s volleyball programs. Hawaii, Boise State and UNLV are some of the many athletic departments that will not fill vacant administrative positions.

    Utah will have a budget shortfall of about $250,000 when this fiscal year ends June 30, and Utes athletic director Chris Hill believes next year could be worse.

  242. Garret May 20, 2009 9:27 pm

    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!

    A year ago, Hamrick struck a 10-year deal with International Sports Properties, Inc., which specializes in sports marketing and promotions, that nets UNLV $3.2 million annually.

    Also last year, Hamrick signed Nike to be the sole provider of apparel and equipment for UNLV teams. That five-year exclusive arrangement also brings in $3.5 million to the department.

    Three weeks ago, the UNLV Student Senate unanimously agreed to increase student fees, for the first time since 1985, to boost its athletic department contribution by $500,000, to $2.4 million, for 2009-10.

    That’s just more than half of the MWC average.

  243. Garret May 20, 2009 9:28 pm

    UNLV is getting a nice paycheck for playing West Virginia next year.

    This week, he scheduled a football game at West Virginia, always a tough foe, for 2010 to make another $750,000.

    “To go to the football coach (Mike Sanford) and make them go on the road for a 13th game, when he’s already playing Wisconsin, Hawaii, Utah, BYU and TCU … ” Hamrick said.

    “(Sanford) said, ‘Hey, Mike, if that’s what we need to do for the program, we’ll do it.’ I wasn’t going to schedule a 13th game unless (Sanford) felt OK with it. And he did.”

    Hamrick said he had never scheduled a 13th game in his career as an athletic director, at UNLV and East Carolina. The tough economic times, however, dictated making the move.

  244. Garret May 20, 2009 9:35 pm


    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.

  245. Garret May 20, 2009 9:39 pm

    Congratulations to John Estes! I don’t remember seeing this on the blog. It is nice that UH Athletics has a twitter feed.

    John Estes is 1 of 44 players on the Rimington Award Watch List for college FB’s best center. 3rd straight year he’s been named to the list.

  246. al ™ May 20, 2009 9:40 pm

    for real.
    i figured lori to be more on the conservative side.

  247. Ralph May 20, 2009 10:28 pm

    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.

  248. Cindy ...cenn May 20, 2009 10:30 pm

    Well, I missed this blog…been so busy.

    Happy Birthday to Devon, Jason and Peaches! And Baby Fonoti, welcome to our world!

  249. madeinhawaii May 20, 2009 10:40 pm


    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?

  250. Ralph May 20, 2009 10:41 pm

    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.

  251. Ralph May 20, 2009 10:46 pm

    Jennifer Gross, UC Davis


    she’s from the San Diego area, good recruiting ground for basketball

  252. Ralph May 20, 2009 10:47 pm

    Happy birthday Devon……happy birthday Jose…..

    Congratulations to the Fonoti’s….so what is the baby’s name?

  253. Ralph May 20, 2009 10:57 pm

    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.

  254. Stephen Tsai May 20, 2009 11:00 pm

    Yep, three of the four “Ferd” reported were ousted.

  255. Ralph May 20, 2009 11:09 pm

    Ferd go sit in the corner!

  256. vballfan1 May 20, 2009 11:19 pm

    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.

  257. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 20, 2009 11:23 pm

    spam, spam, spam, spam…

    Nitey nite and Sweet RAINBOW Warrior Dreams!

  258. Ralph May 20, 2009 11:27 pm

    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. 🙂 🙂

  259. Ralph May 20, 2009 11:28 pm


  260. Ralph May 20, 2009 11:34 pm

    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….

  261. Kekoa May 20, 2009 11:40 pm

    Российская КГБ ненавижу ваши продукты питания.

    I’m being polite about it.

  262. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 20, 2009 11:49 pm

    Kekoa- you can always fall back to this one:

    Твоя мать носит армейских сапогах

    Nitey Nite!

  263. residential solar power systems May 23, 2009 12:16 am

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