Saturday’s winner is …

Yes, our pal Avis Yasumura is indeed a weekend blogger, too. She has selected as the winner of two Sheraton Hawaii Bowl tickets … Made In Hawaii.

Congrats, Made In Hawaii. You know the routine: e-mail me at

Thanks for playing. Thanks again to Avis.

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gr5Ray Hisatake

gr6John Estes

gr7Brashton Satele

gr8Aaron Kia

gr9Victor Clore


* * * * *

The next time somebody laments how athletics get more things than other areas on campus, think about this:

For two weeks, starting Monday, UH’s campuses will be closed. (Everybody still gets paid, though.) But those deemed as “essential” employees still must work. Yep. Most of the folks in the athletic department — administrators, coaches, ticket master Walter Watanabe, etc. — will be working.

* * * * *

Just got back from Nevada’s practice. Its top running back, Vai Taua, did not earn enough credits during the fall semester to be eligible to play in the Sheraton Bowl. Their other top back, Luke Lippincott, had career-ending toe surgery.


  1. djmitcho December 19, 2009 8:50 am

    Good Morning All! First?

  2. madeinhawaii December 19, 2009 8:50 am

    congratulations to all the graduates!

  3. djmitcho December 19, 2009 8:51 am

    Hope everyone has a good day. CRW, stay out of the snow! Looks like the east coast is dealing with the same thing we got last winter…alot of snow in a short amount of time.

  4. madeinhawaii December 19, 2009 8:52 am

    Nah.. Dj…. today.. all the Graduates come first!

    Gotta give thanks for their sacrifices and contributions over the years to help make our athletic program one to be proud of!

    Mahalo nui loa !

  5. Anfield December 19, 2009 8:57 am

    I’m a Weekend Blogger

  6. d1島 December 19, 2009 8:58 am


  7. GRM December 19, 2009 8:59 am

    Wheeee! Top 10!!
    Congratulations to all the grads. Welcome new ALUMNI.

  8. Kekoa December 19, 2009 8:59 am

    I’m a Weekend Blogger.

    …I’m also a Weekday Blogger.

  9. Kazz December 19, 2009 9:00 am



    YOU’VE ALL EARNED IT!!! :mrgreen:

  10. d1島 December 19, 2009 9:01 am

    I’m a picker
    I’m a grinner
    I’m a lover
    And I’m a sinner
    I’m a Weekend Blogger.

  11. Garret December 19, 2009 9:01 am

    Congratulations to all of the graduates!

  12. d1島 December 19, 2009 9:01 am

    I’m a joker
    I’m a smoker
    I’m a midnight toker
    I’m a Weekend Blogger.

  13. Kazz December 19, 2009 9:03 am

    Look at those smiling faces…. (sighs) to be young again with the world at your fingertips with all the hopes and dreams of endless possibilities… wow…

    (What the hell did I do with my life?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! 😯 )


  14. CHEE! December 19, 2009 9:03 am

    I’m a Weekend Blogger….for sure!

  15. Justin December 19, 2009 9:03 am

    I’m a Weekend Blogger.

  16. Kazz December 19, 2009 9:05 am

    For us sports fans, we take for granted all the peeps that do have to work during odd times next week. Especially those working the Diamond Head Classic Championship game on CHRISTMAS DAY!!! SHEESH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. Garret December 19, 2009 9:10 am

    Jason will enjoy this article.

    Despite a proclamation by ESPN’s Todd McShay that Locker would/should/could be the first overall pick, a league source tells us that Locker didn’t receive a first-round grade from the Advisory Committee.

    The source concedes that Locker might have still be drafted in round one given the value of the position, but the source insists that McShay was flat wrong in his assessment of Locker.

    “That’s the problem,” the source opined. “McShay is clueless. Up until three weeks before the 2008 draft, he said that [Kentucky’s] Andre Woodson would be a first-round pick. He went in the sixth and is out of the league.”

    And the source explained that these opinions come not from the same-old rant by NFL scouts that guys like McShay and Mel Kiper have the luxury of popping off with no accountability as long as it all sounds good (the same-old rant has a significant amount of accuracy, by the way), but from concerns that guys like McShay do kids a disservice by pumping up their expectations.

  18. Bowwar December 19, 2009 9:11 am

    I’m a weekend Blogger!

  19. d1島 December 19, 2009 9:11 am

    Good to see some coaches there today.

  20. SteveM December 19, 2009 9:23 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Congratulations to the Graduates!

  21. Kekoa December 19, 2009 9:25 am

    D-1…’play my music in the sun.’

    I’m a Weekend Blogger.

  22. Jason December 19, 2009 9:25 am

    Ah, those photos bring back memories of my own graduation. Hard to believe it’s only been seven months! Congratulations to all the graduates! Don’t get too bored during the ceremony–don’t forget that the SSC has Wi-Fi for its students! 😀

    Garret: Haha, I remember that Andre Woodson thing. I had him right around where he got drafted, a 6th-7th rounder, and that he had to go to a team that could coach his mechanics up.

    Mel Kiper isn’t actually that bad, but Todd McShay is the worst in the business, IMO. No, wait, the kid that they called “Mel Kiper, Jr., Jr.” is pretty bad too.

    I’m glad Locker didn’t leave early, I wouldn’t draft him with a 1st rounder. He has the athletic ability, but still, I’d say 3rd rounder at this point. He’d be a guy I’d sit for a few years behind a veteran QB to learn the offense.

  23. Committed Road Warrior December 19, 2009 9:32 am


    Yep. Snow has been coming down pretty good. My car is snowed in…I’ll wait until this passes to dig it out.

  24. SteveM December 19, 2009 9:33 am

    Mrs. LTUHF spoke with Peaches last night. Long Time UH Fan is still in ICU. The prognosis is good. Continued best wishes and prayers for him.

  25. Kekoa December 19, 2009 9:40 am

    CRW ~ Maybe you should mark the area where your car is buried. A sign that sez…*Tsaiko Tsnow Car!*Do Not Plow Here!

  26. Kekoa December 19, 2009 9:42 am

    Heal Long Time UF Fan…let the sun shine in. We’re all praying for ya!

  27. lava December 19, 2009 9:46 am

    BIG congrats to all the guys earning their degrees. That IS the way to represent.

    When you think about it, it is also a great way to give back to the program, to preserve their scholarship for a future student athlete.

  28. djmitcho December 19, 2009 9:48 am

    CRW, like Kekoa said…better mark where your car is…you might not be able to find it later.

  29. midori December 19, 2009 9:49 am

    I’m a Weekend Blogger

  30. LizKauai [iMac] Go Wahine! December 19, 2009 9:52 am


    I’m a Weekend Blogger.

    Have a GREAT DAY!

  31. Pomai December 19, 2009 9:55 am

    I’m a Weekend Blogger

  32. Kekoa December 19, 2009 9:57 am

    CRW ~ Good day to spend slo-cooking some Tripe Stew or Ox Tail Soup. MMMmmmMMM!

    I’m getting ono for that stuff myself – even tho it was only a ‘chilly’ 71 degrees on the ceded lands earlier this morning.

  33. Pomai December 19, 2009 9:58 am

    Fresno State vs. Wyoming is on at 11:30, as difficult as it may be I will be rooting for Fresno.

    I’m a Weekend Blogger

  34. Kekoa December 19, 2009 10:00 am

    Do tell.

    I’m a Weekend Blogger.

  35. Pomai December 19, 2009 10:00 am


    Come on Kazz you can do it, go with the bulldogs.

    I’m a Weekend Blogger

  36. Pomai December 19, 2009 10:02 am

    BTW Congratulations to the Graduates!

    I’m a Weekend Blogger

  37. Pomai December 19, 2009 10:03 am

    Kekoa you can too!!!!

    Need the WAC to win them all

    I’m a Weekend Blogger

  38. Tai December 19, 2009 10:13 am

    Congrats to the graduates!

    I’m a Weekend Blogger.

  39. Kekoa December 19, 2009 10:19 am

    Ok ~ Gotta go pick up my Shop-o-holic roomie. bbl…

    I’m a Weekend Blogger.

  40. guiltypleasure December 19, 2009 10:24 am

    I’m a Weekend Blogger

  41. Pomai December 19, 2009 10:24 am

    Ah the joy of Christmas shopping!!

    I’m a Weekend Blogger

  42. Mililani55 December 19, 2009 10:33 am

    Congratulations to the graduates!

  43. wafan December 19, 2009 10:37 am

    A great first day of Winter Break to all!

  44. wafan December 19, 2009 10:38 am

    Hi, my name is wafan and I am a weekend blogger.

  45. wafan December 19, 2009 10:40 am

    CRW . . .

    Alaska. It was a direct flight but they must have run the slolam route because we zig-zagged the entire way trying to find smoother air. I think their goal to was hit every bit of turbulance instead.

  46. jm2375 December 19, 2009 10:40 am

    Good morning!

    Top 50!

    Congrats to all the graduates! Good luck in your future endeavors.

    CRW – stay warm and if it starts getting too cold, may wanna leave your faucets on, so they don’t freeze up. Seeing pix on FB of my cuz’s place in Fredericksburg. Plenny snow!

  47. jm2375 December 19, 2009 10:42 am

    Whoa, just saw ST’s addition up top about Taua. JJ and the ponies get chance.

    Oh yeah, like Kekoa, I’m a weekend (and weekday) blogger.

  48. wafan December 19, 2009 10:43 am

    Alaska’s baggage fee is down to $15.

    Hmmmmm, why do the others charge $25+?

  49. d1島 December 19, 2009 10:45 am

    Welcome home wafan!

  50. wafan December 19, 2009 10:50 am

    In an apartment complex if you keep the heat on your pipes will not freeze. Keep the cabinet doors open, too. I would be more concerned about the pipes not contained in the unit.

    Hopefully, CRW enjoys being snow-bound. A good time to meet your neighbors! During snow storms, I used to BBQ with some of them. That was always a lot of fun.

  51. d1島 December 19, 2009 10:50 am

    I’m a Weekend Blogger.

  52. wafan December 19, 2009 10:51 am

    Hi, d1!

  53. Kazz December 19, 2009 10:54 am


    Hope Wyoming and Fresno State both lose. 😆

  54. wafan December 19, 2009 10:54 am

    Off to begin my adventures in Christmas shopping.

  55. Kazz December 19, 2009 10:57 am

    Today’s main sports article is about our Wahine.

    Dave Shoji is quoted as saying “we are the 3rd best in the country”.


    It’s a simple as breaking down the final four teams. Us, Minnesota, Texas, and then Penn State. Since the beginning of the season Penn State was a beast all alone and Texas proved to be just as “beastly”. In most sports the difference in dominance between the top 3 ranked teams are usually pretty close. Well, not in this case.

    You have Penn State and Texas at 1 and 2, and then a considerable gap then whoever is 3rd. At one point I believe Florida was 3rd??? Then at one point Washington was 3rd. Then eventually we held onto the 3rd rank longer than anyone else this season.

    By marching through two Big 10 teams in post season play there is no doubt that while Penn State is in the BIG 10, the same goes, no one comes close.

    Again, I ask, who really thinks Minnesota could have beaten us??? 😆

    In the end, there was Penn State and Texas and both are a cut above the rest.

    Then there is the Rainbow Wahine.

    Then a BIG gap and the rest… 😎

    T’was a wonderful season indeed!!!


  56. Kazz December 19, 2009 11:02 am


    December 19th, 2009 at 10:42 am
    Whoa, just saw ST’s addition up top about Taua. JJ and the ponies get chance.

    Maybe if Kaepernick takes the game off, then SMU will have a chance.

    Nevada is gonna make this Hawaii Bowl game look UGLY!!!

    That’s ok, I’m sure June Jones will have his players playing “like they belong”.

  57. d1島 December 19, 2009 11:10 am

    Thanks for the info about Taua and Lipincott…just in time to adjust my BowlMania picks! 😉

    Interesting that a coaching staff wouldn’t be on top of a star player’s academic progress prior to a bowl game…. 😳 Never mind!

  58. elum December 19, 2009 11:17 am

    I’m a Weekend Blogger.

  59. madeinhawaii December 19, 2009 11:47 am

    I’m a Weekend Blogger.

    Weekday too!

  60. d1島 December 19, 2009 12:03 pm

    So far a more entertaining game in Salem than Albuquerque…

  61. Jason December 19, 2009 12:10 pm

    d1shima: Yeah, I could only take so much of the New Mexico State Bowl. Way better to watch the two best teams in Division III rather than two so-so teams from Division I-A.

  62. CHEE! December 19, 2009 12:12 pm

    Having a hard time rooting for the Fresnecks…..Wyoming is giving the dogs fits on offense.
    Wyoming’s offense reminds of the Navy game. Man, the Warriors defense did an awesome job… Shoot, bet our Warriors can beat Wyoming!

  63. d1島 December 19, 2009 12:20 pm


    Hey! Watch that “two best teams in DIII” stuff! 😈 GO ‘Cats!


  64. I Love Pecan Pie December 19, 2009 12:20 pm

    I’m a weekend Blogger…
    Lucky we live in Hawaii!

  65. Slugger December 19, 2009 12:22 pm

    Congratulations to the graduates!

    I’m a Weekend Blogger. … and a Weekday blogger. … not a booger…

    Wonder who’s going to be at the Sunset on the Beach pgm. on Monday? SMU-Nevada barefoot pep rally…

  66. fabulous fifties December 19, 2009 12:31 pm

    I’m a Weekend Blogger.

    Please pick me Avis.

    … promise you ” radishes, octopus, rice, and dried squid “.

    … anyone remember that one?

  67. tommui December 19, 2009 12:38 pm

    I’m a Weekend Blogger.

  68. whitey December 19, 2009 12:43 pm

    Merry Christmas Tsaikos

  69. Chikako Tamaki December 19, 2009 12:49 pm

    I’m a Weekend Blogger!!!

  70. Stephen Tsai December 19, 2009 12:59 pm

    fabulous fifties:
    Avis is loves pho. Aren’t those pho ingredients?

  71. Derek December 19, 2009 1:07 pm

    Who’s Todd McShay and Mel Kiper? They don’t know any better than some others who are astute evaluations of talent. I mean, didn’t they give Jamarcus Russell a high grade to be a #1 pick in the NFL. And where is Russell now? And what about Leaf? I never thought Locker is a potential #1 pick. I don’t think he’s even a first round pick, maybe a late second. His accuracy is not good enough. McShay and Kiper, these guys make a living in assessing the NFL draft, but I don’t think they do as good a job as the scouts for the NFL teams. But I have to say that McShay and Kiper do a good job of talking. I’d like them to find players who are not well known who develop into very good players, guys like James Harrison from the Steelers. Did McShay and Kiper on their board. I don’t think so.

  72. I Love Pecan Pie December 19, 2009 1:14 pm

    Announcer at New Mexico Bowl mentioned that
    Fresno took Wisconsin to two overtimes before
    losing. Boy, wish UH could have done that.

    They also showed Fresno’s big blocking back, who
    went down on a chop block (by the defense) when
    he took off his helmet, and I think his neck was as
    thick as his belly. Talk about a refridgerator.
    Does Coach Mac have a fridge?

  73. I Love Pecan Pie December 19, 2009 1:27 pm

    The New Mexico bowl announcers keep talking up
    the weather and their upcoming trip there for the
    Sheraton Bowl. Good adv for the state.
    If Sheraton ever dumps sponsorship,
    maybe the “tourism board” could sponsor it…

  74. al December 19, 2009 1:31 pm

    I’m a Weekend Blogger.

  75. I Love Pecan Pie December 19, 2009 1:32 pm

    They also mentioned how Fresno never beats Boise State. I wonder if the WAC or NCAA force Boise State to wear “white” uniforms when playing at home
    on their silly blue grass. And can Hawaii switch colors for that game and come out in blue unis?
    Then we too would be invisible…

  76. al December 19, 2009 1:33 pm

    congrats to all of the graduates.

    i see that kia shaved his head too.

  77. whitey December 19, 2009 1:36 pm

    I’m a weekend blogger.

    If I win tonight, give tickets to al’s #2

  78. al December 19, 2009 1:43 pm

    okay so we lost the running back to by-who.
    i guess he didn’t mind cutting his hair.

  79. madeinhawaii December 19, 2009 1:45 pm

    I’m a blogger…
    He’s a blogger..
    She’s a blogger..
    Wouldn’t you like to be a blogger too…

    Be a blogger..
    a weekend blogger…
    I’m a blogger..
    I’m a Weekend Blogger.

  80. Don Weir December 19, 2009 1:48 pm

    Aloha All,
    Mele Kalikimaka from Na Koa and Warrior Football!

    Na Koa has two tickets to the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl (Makai Orange, Section F, Row 19, Seats 14 &15) as well as a Reserved Parking Pass Sections 1-7.

    To be eligible to win these tickets send Na Koa, via Na Koa’s office FAX (956-8473) the following information:
    1. Name
    2. E-mail address

    This information will not be used or sold to outside interests.
    One entry per individual
    Winner announced on Monday.

  81. hammer December 19, 2009 1:56 pm

    congratulations warrior graduates!!!! don’t recall so many football young men graduating all at one time before, maybe i’m just getting too old & am mis-remembering again…………in picture 2 that features just coach mack’s graduates, are all the guys listed there? i don’t see leon wright-jackson for some reason…….am i mis-seeing too?

  82. al December 19, 2009 2:05 pm

    hey, whitey.

    you busy next week?
    maybe you come pick me up at the airport and we go have lunch.
    maybe duffer can take one furlough day, eh?

  83. I Love Pecan Pie December 19, 2009 2:05 pm

    Don Weir,
    is that fax to fax?
    You have to have a fax machine to enter?

  84. al December 19, 2009 2:10 pm

    charlie wade.

    back in the day, when charlie was responsible for recruiting the rainbow wahine vb team.

    i often wondered how he did it?

    i often wondered how he was so successful recruiting the local girls?

    now, i know why. ann miller in her season’s recap story today in the tiser quoted charlie and he said this about aneli cubi-otineru and her return to the hawaii team.

    “I knew she wanted to play here in front of these fans,” said Wade, one of Cubi-Otineru’s biggest fans. “You look at her pedigree and you can tell family is a big part of her life. She’s one of those kids who really gets how important it is to come here and play in front of these fans if you live here. She recognizes that she does want to spend the rest of her life here, so to have her name and face out here at UH is really big, really valuable … it can get you in the door.”

    …charlie wade, tiser 12-18-09

    i hope our football coaches uses this philosophy when approaching the local boy talents of hawaii nei. i hope they get it.

    …nuff said.

  85. uhwarriors December 19, 2009 2:17 pm


    Check out this photo of football graduates last December. The information also says that 25 players graduated in spring 2009.

  86. Bulla December 19, 2009 2:33 pm


    good post….hope all is well, been cooking turkey, stuffing, ahi poke, cranberries (fresh), more stuffing, and lots of GRAVY……..ryan heads to the east coast tomorrow to see his grandparents……so, had to cook his ‘last supper’, haha.

    we won’t see him til next year, haha. everything else is going forward, the required paperwork is in process and we shall bring closure soon.

    as with the RB at USC, the NCAA is a very fickle group and EVERYTHING has to go by the book……so baby steps are more advised, dot the i’s and cross the t’s…….

    by the way, MERRY, MERRY CHRISTMAS to everyone…..may your hearts be filled with joy and peace during this season.

  87. hammer December 19, 2009 2:38 pm

    uhwarriors, thanks for the site……that’s cool!!!

  88. d1島 December 19, 2009 2:45 pm

    So much for my #2 confidence pick 🙄

  89. Slugger December 19, 2009 2:55 pm

    I’m a Weekend Blogger.

    …and watching Fresno St. this weekend is painful…

  90. Pomai December 19, 2009 3:10 pm

    After watching that game I am sure without a doubt that the Warriors could have beat both of them.

    I’m a Weekend Blogger

  91. Committed Road Warrior December 19, 2009 3:19 pm

    I just got up from a 4+ hour nap.

    I see that the heaviest of the snowfall has already passed. Just some light stuff now with some flurries expected tonight. This was actually one storm that the local meteorologists nailed almost to the measurement. NWS reporting 19″ fell in my neck of the woods.

    I’m gonna go outside and take some pictures.

  92. d1島 December 19, 2009 3:20 pm


  93. d1島 December 19, 2009 3:20 pm

    …or, too.

  94. d1島 December 19, 2009 3:21 pm


    Make sure you take your keys… no like get locked out!

  95. dubs December 19, 2009 3:26 pm

    I’m a Weekend Blogger.

  96. Chooch December 19, 2009 3:28 pm

    I’m a Weekend Blogger. Avis: Pretty please. I’m on my knees.

  97. jm2375 December 19, 2009 3:44 pm

    Umm, it’s raining in Kailua. Thought jcruz last night said it was gonna be a nice weekend.

    Still trying to get in the Christmas mood. So busy at work it’s hard.

  98. jojo ® December 19, 2009 3:44 pm

    I’m a Weekend Blogger.


  99. jm2375 December 19, 2009 3:44 pm

    Oh yeah, I’m a weekend blogger. If I win, wafan can have da tix.

  100. madeinhawaii December 19, 2009 3:56 pm


    Black and whites?

  101. dusting December 19, 2009 4:01 pm

    I’m a Weekend Blogger.

  102. cavewarrior December 19, 2009 4:08 pm

    womens vb….who is up 2 games?

  103. Slugger December 19, 2009 4:08 pm

    I’m a Weekend Blogger.

  104. Slugger December 19, 2009 4:09 pm

    Nice design on Kia’s cap!

  105. protector December 19, 2009 4:13 pm

    I’m a Weekend Blogger.

  106. bighilofan2 December 19, 2009 4:29 pm

    I’m a Weekend Blogger.

    and if I win, Wafan can have my tix.

  107. madeinhawaii December 19, 2009 4:33 pm

    I’m a Weekend Blogger.

    Look! I’m blogging now!

  108. madeinhawaii December 19, 2009 4:35 pm

    Good to hear that Kanoa Leahey will be doing the play-by-play for the Warriors in the ESPNU Diamond Head Classic.

  109. LizKauai [iMac] Go Wahine! December 19, 2009 4:40 pm

    I’m a Weekend Blogger.

    Dang body is barely cooperating with my busy weekend. TMI- but the MD wants me on prednisone right away… argh… I hate that stuff…


    Welcome home, wafan!
    Stay warm, CRW!

  110. HiFlyer December 19, 2009 4:49 pm

    WVB championship Texas leading PSU 2 sets 1

  111. LizKauai [iMac] Go Wahine! December 19, 2009 4:58 pm

    Hook em Horns!

  112. Slugger December 19, 2009 4:59 pm


    Looks like Aaron Kia has his hair tied back; I don’t think he cut it.

    Mahalo, Don, for the pic to Na Koa members. If I can’t fax an entry, may I email it?

    It’s an exciting NCAA women’s volleyball final!

    I’m a Weekend Blogger.

  113. HiFlyer December 19, 2009 5:02 pm

    PSU ties it at 2 games apiece.

  114. HiFlyer December 19, 2009 5:25 pm

    PSU wins the championship.

  115. bighilofan2 December 19, 2009 5:27 pm

    anybody know how we can watch the psu texas game live on internet?

    pretty please

  116. bighilofan2 December 19, 2009 5:27 pm

    neva mind den. 😀

  117. cavewarrior December 19, 2009 5:29 pm

    HiFlyer, thanks for updates

  118. longrice December 19, 2009 5:38 pm

    i’m a weekend blogger.

  119. HiFlyer December 19, 2009 5:39 pm

    I’m a Weekend Blogger

  120. Ralph December 19, 2009 6:06 pm

    FSU loses again in a bowl game, bad news for the WAC since it lost to MWC

  121. Ralph December 19, 2009 6:07 pm

    BigHilo look into your crystal ball, how is the Na Wahine doing in WBB. No tv, radio or live stats available.

  122. βρεω808 December 19, 2009 6:09 pm

  123. d1島 December 19, 2009 6:15 pm


  124. d1島 December 19, 2009 6:16 pm

    …although Na Wahine on a 9-2 run to open 2nd half 🙂

  125. Ralph December 19, 2009 6:18 pm

    thanks Bpew

  126. jm2375 December 19, 2009 6:33 pm

    I’m a Weekend Blogger.

  127. gmahoney December 19, 2009 6:40 pm

    I’m a Weekday Lurker and I’m a Weekend Blogger.

  128. gmahoney December 19, 2009 6:43 pm

    Hey, Ms LizK, why the super-steroids?

  129. d1島 December 19, 2009 6:45 pm

    Wea Ralph?

    Na Wahine now up by 5! 🙂

  130. Pride. December 19, 2009 6:48 pm

    Go Wahine.

  131. d1島 December 19, 2009 6:49 pm


    You betta be cheering fo’ the right team! 👿

  132. d1島 December 19, 2009 6:51 pm

    4:33 LEFT IN GAME

    Keisha Kanekoa made Two Point Jumper!

    Hawaii, 60-52.

  133. Derek December 19, 2009 6:56 pm

    I’m disappointed w/ Fresno St. I mean, when they can’t score a touchdown in 4 tries from the 1 or 2 yard line they don’t deserve to win. Again, I thought their play calling wasn’t good. They kept going right up the middle, when a simple mis-direction pitch to the outside would have easily scored. They also fumbled in the red zone to snuff another potential score. Clearly, I thought Fresno St. was the better team, but as they say by Dennis Green, “they let em off the hook.”

    On another note, Penn State women’s volleyball team is the best. To be down 2-0 and come back to win is just incredible. They deserve all the kudos in being National Champs for the 3rd straight year. Next year, it’s Hawaii’s turn.

  134. d1島 December 19, 2009 6:58 pm

    62-53, 2:20 left.

    K-State Senior forward and Naismith Trophy candidate Ashley Sweat is 1 for 6 from the field with 4 pts.

  135. d1島 December 19, 2009 6:59 pm

    Julita Bungaite made Two Point Layup.

    64-53, 1:32 left!

  136. d1島 December 19, 2009 7:13 pm

    GameCast quit but Na Wahine didn’t…

    UH wins, 71-61! 🙂

  137. βρεω808 December 19, 2009 7:14 pm

    😀 … => Ralph (the “wildcat”) is oddly quiet… 🙄

  138. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc December 19, 2009 7:19 pm

    I’m a Weekend Blogger

    I’ll be contacting Koa Anuenue right after the first of the year – had planned to do so on Monday but see above for why no can do – to see if it would be possible to set a special Tsai-ko fund for the SERVING UP 1000 Drive which would allow each donor to get a full tax deduction.

    What I plan to suggest is that those of you who want to take part sign up with me and I’ll send you a coupon book. Every time you make a donation, you tear out the coupon, fill in the information on both the form submitted with your check or debit/credit card information and the coupon stub, and then mail the check & the form in to Koa `Anuenue. Each month, I’ll post a reminder or two about sending in the current payment.

    Again, at $20 a month, 50 donors can raise $8,000 between January and the end of August. Some folks might write checks for even more money, but it would all go into the dedicated fund.

    The big question would be if the Koa `Anuenue would be interested in working with such small donations even though the aggregate would be fairly substantial.

    Will report back early in 2010 as to what the response is.

  139. d1島 December 19, 2009 7:24 pm


    Thanks for the link…

  140. d1島 December 19, 2009 7:25 pm

    From Kevin Hashiro (I guess) in LV via FB:

    UH pulls off the huge upset and beats Kansas State, 71-61. They maul the Wildcats on the boards and minimize the turnovers in the 2nd half as they rally from a 33-13 first half deficit. Wahine draw host UNLV, lead by Iolani alumnae Jamie Smith, in the semifinals tomorrow night.

  141. PONO December 19, 2009 7:26 pm

    I’m a weekend Blogger

  142. d1島 December 19, 2009 7:29 pm

    Thanks WDoc.

  143. kailuaboys December 19, 2009 7:41 pm

    I’m a Weekend Blogger.

  144. Garret December 19, 2009 7:45 pm


    It will be interesting if they want to deal with the $20 checks each month. I had assumed that foundations would want to deal in bigger increments, so I sent $100 to Na Koa a couple of months ago and plan to send $100 increments every so often. I could change that to $20 monthly (that would actually reduce my donation plan), or could I send in 5 coupons at once? I was surprised that such a significant amount of the Na Koa donation was not deductible as my donations to other causes never had that problem, so your setup might be better since all of the donation might be deductible.

    The other thing is that I set aside a significant amount of founder’s stock in my company for UH. I didn’t donate it now because it is worth nothing (the stock price is a 1/100 of a penny) and it isn’t worth the time or money that I and UH would have to do for it, but if the stock is ever worth anything then the UH Athletic Department would benefit nicely.

  145. d1島 December 19, 2009 7:46 pm

    I’m a Weekend Blogger.

  146. Garret December 19, 2009 7:46 pm

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

    Swedish fast-food chain is trying to discourage customers from eating their burgers by publishing the carbon footprint of each item on its menu.

  147. Garret December 19, 2009 7:47 pm

    Houston lawyer filed a suit to get a church to close a homeless shelter, saying that it has hurt the value of his business and property.

  148. Garret December 19, 2009 7:48 pm

    Experts have recommended that the English soccer team give Via gra to its players for the World Cup. I didn’t realize that cyclists are already taking Via gra due to its performance enhancing properties and how it is not a banned substance.

  149. Garret December 19, 2009 7:49 pm

    China now makes and buys more cars than any other country in the world.

  150. Garret December 19, 2009 7:49 pm

    Moons such as Avatar’s moon Pandora and Star Wars’ moon Endor may actually exist–if they exist, habitable moon may be found soon via current technology.

  151. Garret December 19, 2009 7:50 pm

    Free play links pau.

  152. Garret December 19, 2009 7:53 pm

    Al already referred to this, but I figure I should post the article anyway.

    Joshua Quezada announced Saturday that he will sign a scholarship agreement with BYU and enroll this coming January 15 after he takes his finals at La Habra High School.

    Joshua Quezada is a 5-foot-11-inch, 205-pound running back prospect from La Habra, California. He had scholarship offers from Utah, Hawaii and Washington, but chose BYU for a lot of reasons, including the honor code.

    “The honor code was a big plus in my mind,” said Quezada, who is not LDS. “BYU has the sort of atmosphere I want in a school and in a football program. They hold my same standards that I have personally and that was a big thing for me.”

    By joining midyear, Quezada will aim to play right away. He’ll be taking his finals at La Habra High School January 13 and plans to enroll at BYU January 15 to cap off what has been a hectic recruiting process for him.

  153. Okole Maluna December 19, 2009 8:30 pm

    I’m a Weekend Blogger

    Congratulations to all of the graduates!

    Also Congratulations to Penn State coming back from 0-2
    Texas should have won it.

    Hooker is the Better player

    Too bad we didn’t have her with Hooker on the team Wahine would’ve been unstoppable.

  154. tommui December 19, 2009 8:31 pm

    CAPITOL/DOC: Wouldn’t a check made out to UHF earmarked for the WVB be deductible no matter the amount?

  155. tommui December 19, 2009 8:32 pm

    GARRET: is your company listed on the pink sheets?

  156. LizKauai [iMac] Go Wahine! December 19, 2009 8:50 pm

    I’m a Weekend Blogger.

    Wish I wasn’t so itchy tho!

  157. Ralph December 19, 2009 8:54 pm

    I’m up, just saw the score, great win for coach Dias and the Na Wahine. The Royal Purple is a good measuring stick for the Na Wahine in the WAC. The Cats have been very competitive in past seasons and with Sweat, they have one of the better players in the big 12. Whoever shut her down or however the team denied her the ball did an excellent job.

  158. Slugger December 19, 2009 8:55 pm

    I’m a Weekend Blogger.

    Yay! Congrats to the Wahine Basketball team!!!

  159. d1島 December 19, 2009 8:57 pm

    I just realized I ranked my picks backwards in BowlMania…GO Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders!

  160. d1島 December 19, 2009 9:00 pm


    No Sweat! 😆

    (sometimes I crack myself up….bhf2 can relate!)

  161. βρεω808 December 19, 2009 9:02 pm

    duh-1島 😀

  162. Slugger December 19, 2009 9:03 pm

    Thanks for the illuminating articles, Garret!

  163. βρεω808 December 19, 2009 9:04 pm

    Ehhhh….. congrats to last night’s winner Kio …. even though I neva see your post…. 😕

  164. d1島 December 19, 2009 9:05 pm

  165. d1島 December 19, 2009 9:06 pm


    Seen dat? 😯

  166. βρεω808 December 19, 2009 9:07 pm

    Sometimes I blog on the weekend. 😀
    Most times I blog…. as my escape…. 😯
    but…. I lurk… all the time….. 🙄

    I choose not to enter the contest because…. Avis no like me…. 😥

  167. βρεω808 December 19, 2009 9:09 pm

    d1島 – my ‘okole plenty cold without the sleet and snow…. poor CRW…..

  168. d1島 December 19, 2009 9:10 pm

    I don’t “get” Jim Brickman’s music.

  169. LizKauai [iMac] Happy Holidays! December 19, 2009 9:11 pm

    I’m a Weekend Blogger.

    And I just updated my blog… before I take anoddah benadryl and fall asleep.

  170. jm2375 December 19, 2009 9:11 pm

    It’s a βρεω christmas… 🙄

  171. βρεω808 December 19, 2009 9:13 pm

    Oh great…. she’s picking on me again…. 🙄

  172. βρεω808 December 19, 2009 9:16 pm

    BTW – my “campus” has several postings for “Statisticians”. Seems like they been open for quite awhile. Guess “them folks” really are…. “special“….. 😯

  173. Slugger December 19, 2009 9:17 pm


    Jim Brickman’s early stuff is nice. I haven’t listened to any of his recent music.

    I’m a Weekend Blogger.

  174. βρεω808 December 19, 2009 9:21 pm

    Congratulations to all the new graduates – especially to the student-athletes! 😆

  175. βρεω808 December 19, 2009 9:23 pm


    😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆

  176. Ralph December 19, 2009 9:32 pm

    is chawan cut on another secret mission? He posted that he won’t be up loading any video the next few months. Months?

  177. d1島 December 19, 2009 9:36 pm


    Well, it’s not a secret anymore! 🙄 😆 😈

  178. Slugger December 19, 2009 9:36 pm

    It’s a slow night on the blog…

    even though,

    I’m a Weekend Blogger.

  179. jm2375 December 19, 2009 9:40 pm

    βρεω – #172 – it’s because we’re so special, we’re hard to find. what kind statisticians are they looking for? Hope I never have to go over to the darkside of pharmaceutical industry…

  180. Slugger December 19, 2009 9:49 pm


  181. Slugger December 19, 2009 9:50 pm

    Man, it is slooooowwwwww….

    Night all!

  182. HiFlyer December 19, 2009 9:55 pm

    I’m a Weekend Blogger..

  183. d1島 December 19, 2009 9:59 pm

    I’m a Weekend Blogger.

  184. d1島 December 19, 2009 10:02 pm

    I hope Avis isn’t out shopping….

  185. d1島 December 19, 2009 10:03 pm

    ….stores open ’til midnight tonight.

  186. Ralph December 19, 2009 10:04 pm

    Avis is probably waiting for Stephen.

  187. Ralph December 19, 2009 10:05 pm

    It’s Saturday night, so why is Avis and Stephen at the office working. Isn’t Saturday a slow news day.

  188. d1島 December 19, 2009 10:06 pm

    Does Stephen need another belt?

  189. d1島 December 19, 2009 10:06 pm

    …not if you are from Nebraska. 😯

  190. Ralph December 19, 2009 10:10 pm

    The Braddahs must have done a good job prepping the wbb team over the last two weeks. Thank you for volunteering your time in scrimmaging the Na Wahine to up their bb chemistry.

  191. madeinhawaii December 19, 2009 10:23 pm

    I’m a Weekend Blogger.

    Wahine BB won? Right on Wahine!!
    Keep the streak going!

  192. Ralph December 19, 2009 10:24 pm

    CRW did you find your corolla?

  193. d1島 December 19, 2009 10:49 pm

    I wouldn’t advise CRW to try finding his car at 4:00 am….but that’s just me.

  194. d1島 December 19, 2009 10:59 pm

    ‘Twas the night that the Former Coach returned….

    I’ll just wake up in the morning and see if I was rewarded because….

    I’m a Weekend Blogger.


  195. Ralph December 19, 2009 11:26 pm

    East coast eh! cold, early morning excursion or tracks of a snow plow where he left his car. Snow plows are out and about 4 to 5 a.m. to clear the roadway before people start their morning routine.

  196. HiFlyer December 19, 2009 11:58 pm

    Where is everyone?

  197. jm2375 December 20, 2009 12:02 am

    Ralph -It’s Sunday, so no real urgency for the snow guys.

  198. HiFlyer December 20, 2009 2:02 am

    congrats to madeinhawaii

  199. chawan_cut December 20, 2009 1:45 pm

    taking a break. not much news. unless there’s a huge story or something.
    will probably get stuff up near the draft.

  200. longrice December 23, 2009 12:18 pm

    let in snow; let it snow; let it snow.

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