Coolen is video chat guest

UH softball coach Bob Coolen is today’s guest on the Warrior Beat video show at noon. (Jared Alexander, the original guest, had to cancel because of another engagement.) You may submit questions here or on the show’s comments section. Please join us.

* * *

Happy birthday to the mother of all mothers β€” the beautiful and talented, Esme.


* * *

And birthday wishes to bighilofan2.



  1. truegreen March 17, 2009 6:40 am

    Good morning!

  2. truegreen March 17, 2009 6:41 am

    Happy Birthday Esme and bighilofan2!

  3. truegreen March 17, 2009 6:44 am

    Woo hoo top 1, 2, and 3 today!

  4. duffer March 17, 2009 6:46 am


    You sly buggah! Happy Birthday to you too!

  5. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER March 17, 2009 6:46 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

  6. d1ε³Ά March 17, 2009 6:47 am

    Top Ten!

  7. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER March 17, 2009 6:47 am


    :mrgreen: Esme ❗ BHF2 :mrgreen:

  8. djmitcho March 17, 2009 6:47 am

    Top 10

  9. d1ε³Ά March 17, 2009 6:48 am

    Happy Birthday bighilofan2!

  10. djmitcho March 17, 2009 6:48 am

    Happy Birthday to Esme and to BHF2!

  11. truegreen March 17, 2009 6:50 am

    Are the video chats held on campus? I’ll be there today. You should do a studio audience thing for the show like they do for TV comedy shows. I promise I’ll keep the heckling down to a mimimum…

  12. d1ε³Ά March 17, 2009 6:51 am

    Food for thought.

    Geo. Stephanopoulus just finished an interview with John McCain on twitter.

  13. truegreen March 17, 2009 6:53 am

    Imagine if the Warrior Beat hour turned into the next Leno or Letterman show? Can Stephen do stand-up? Bet people would line up to get in.

  14. lava March 17, 2009 7:07 am

    bighilofan2 – dang – happy birthday

  15. Hawaiianbod March 17, 2009 7:11 am

    happy bday to bghf2 and “aunty” esme!

  16. addahknowjoe March 17, 2009 7:13 am

    BHF2 n Esme? Same day?

    What are the chances!

    Eh, get plenny of cake to go around. Share you two, k?

    Gmornin, gangy!

  17. jm2375 March 17, 2009 7:13 am

    Good morning Tsaikos!!

    Happy St. Patricks Day from dis clueless buddhahead wahine! :mrgreen:
    Feliz Cumpleanos to mom-extraordinaire, esme and our resident Tsai-ko early riser out there in Keaau, bhf2. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜†

  18. Hawaiianbod March 17, 2009 7:18 am

    btw, i must confess that i was the :secret santa” at lat week’s Tell Ma’s cc. No thanks needed…..just wanted to treat my friends to a good meal. wish i could’ve been there and fellowship


  19. Hawaiianbod March 17, 2009 7:20 am


  20. Buffoman March 17, 2009 7:27 am

    Back to the business of UH athletics. The article by Ferd describing the sad state of the UH Wahine Volleyball program is not good. I’m quite certain that men’s volleyball will also show a declining stream.

    Somehow pointing the finger at any one sport is not the answer and its about time that ALL of the folks sit and find common solutions or there will only be losers in the aftermath of people taking a “protectionist” view of the situation.

    Jill and her folks who fight for equity, and rightfully so, should get with the “other side” and start looking at this as a whole and not as each possessing sacred grounds. When things start to unravel as dollars start shrinking and moving elsewhere, no one is going to discriminate as the house collapses.

    This mess is everyone’s problem, everyone. There needs to be more sunlight on matters such as why the UH has to pay for things at the stadium when other State agencies don’t, or why they cannot share in the revenue. Everyone should look at the fine print and see if that makes sense. Why is the UH one of the only WAC schools where student fees for things like athletics is not a part of the tutuion/ Does the UH student senate vote carry that much weight? How is that so? Can’t the Stanley, an athletic facility, be used to host other revenue generating events for the athletic department? Are there specific reasons for its dormancy during non-athletic events?

    I do believe that watching a train wreck about to happen is not going to cause it not to happen. Being in the front row to simply observe the carnage doesn’t make the wreck any easier to accept, especially if something could have been collective done to avert such an occurance.

  21. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER March 17, 2009 7:47 am


    “As part of Redskins Read, the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation, in collaboration with the Pearson Foundation, has released Redskins Read Books on CD! The CD, distributed to area libraries, schools, and literacy centers, features an all-star lineup of 10 Washington Redskins players and Head Coach Jim Zorn reading classic children’s books from Penguin Young Readers Group.”

    “Colt Brennan reads Toy Boat, which I’ve never heard of.”

  22. Garret March 17, 2009 7:51 am

    Happy Birthday bighilofan2!

  23. Garret March 17, 2009 7:51 am

    Happy Birthday Esme!

  24. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER March 17, 2009 7:52 am

    Rich2175- Thanks for the update on tickets for UNLV…!

    Pardon this repeat from last night:
    The Band Champ Finale will be held this Saturday in Honolulu at the Pipeline Cafe. My youngest son – aka “Ukuleleboi” (even though he is purely a vocalist this time) is a member of 2nd Nature, the finalist from Kauai.

    The Finale will be recorded by KHON from 2-4 pm with a live audience. I am coming to Oahu for the taping and would love to see all our blog fans in the audience too! I can get free tickets for you- just add a comment on my blog (click on my name) with the number of tickets you need and we can hook up on Saturday.

  25. Stephen Tsai March 17, 2009 7:54 am

    We hold it in the our lovely studio in downtown Kakaβ€˜ako.
    But doing a remote is a great idea, especially when spring ball opens in, I believe, 13 days.

  26. al β„’ March 17, 2009 8:08 am

    happy birthday!
    esme and bighilo

  27. #2 March 17, 2009 8:11 am


  28. tom March 17, 2009 8:19 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! (he shouted) to Esme and BHF2!

  29. Stephen Tsai March 17, 2009 8:25 am

    Patti writes that FloridaTed has been practicing his writing. He wants to get back on and correspond.
    He’s making remarkable progress.
    I wish he’d try to get more rest, but that’s not in his nature.He’s a fighter.

  30. O'homey β„ž March 17, 2009 8:29 am



    H-bod – So you was the guy! al thought it might have been you. Thanks for the lunch! Now you and koakane are even…hahahahaha. So how you doing? Shoot me an email!

  31. koakaneΒ± March 17, 2009 8:31 am

    morning tsai-ko country. good patty’s day to all the Irish at heart especially the biggest green group I know…..UH WARRIORS

    much mahalo to hawaiianbod for the surprised lunch pick up, see you some time when you can make any get togethers.

    shout out to esme and bhf2 on their birthdays…enjoy the pink and dark sides today.

    gotta go so till lattas whooooooooooooooosh

  32. #2 March 17, 2009 8:34 am


    the article today is in regards to women’s basketball. the women’s volleyball program still ran in the black this past year.

    women’s sports are pretty much in safe haven as long as we have football and other men’s sports. the gender equity stuff allows them to have a program inspite of its losses.

  33. Da Punchbowl Kid March 17, 2009 8:34 am

    EH bhf2 and Esme!

    Wut errybody elese said… All ‘o dat! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  34. SteveM March 17, 2009 8:36 am

    Good morning everyone!


  35. niho mano March 17, 2009 8:36 am

    go warriors!!!!! think wac champs…..

  36. #2 March 17, 2009 8:38 am


    eh, mahalo’s brother!
    no worry we skipped dessert cuz we didn’t want to run up the tabl. instead we had free ube next door.

    i haven’t heard from you in awhile. i hope you are doing well. don’t forget to make the spring game tailgate.

  37. O'homey β„ž March 17, 2009 8:38 am

    Buffoman – You have a link to that Ferd story about the Wahine Volleyball team?

  38. al ™ March 17, 2009 8:39 am

    oh, yah this was me…..


    eh, mahalo’s brother!
    no worry we skipped dessert cuz we didn’t want to run up the tabl. instead we had free ube next door.

    i haven’t heard from you in awhile. i hope you are doing well. don’t forget to make the spring game tailgate.

  39. O'homey β„ž March 17, 2009 8:43 am

    What al, forget to change the name again?

  40. oxymoron March 17, 2009 8:47 am

    Big Hilo looks like he going sleep. ha ha.

  41. O'homey β„ž March 17, 2009 8:47 am

    Coolen question – Any comments on local softball players that stand out at this time? Next years class looks to be a winner!

  42. O'homey β„ž March 17, 2009 8:49 am

    Hmmmmmm, notice that deadly bottle of CR on the counter behind Esme??? 😯

  43. al β„’ March 17, 2009 9:16 am


    yup. i need to eat more calamungay to retain what little memory cells i have.

    i might cruise by thelma’s or elena’s today.

  44. O'SportsΒ© March 17, 2009 9:20 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos and Tsaikettes!

    I see we’re doing the “O’ ” thing with O’Homey leading the way.

    Happy Birthday, Esme! Are you and the mommies going to whoop it up?

    <Happy Birthday, BHF2! Hope you can find your way back from the dark side. Just head for the candle on your b-day cake. πŸ™‚

    LK (Miami)- Have a good game. Hurry back. Bwahahahahahaha.

  45. O'homey β„ž March 17, 2009 9:21 am

    al – Cruising up Wahiawa? Marilou’s is up there…if they are still in business.

    I’ll be going to Sorabol Friday night, any menu item suggestions?

  46. O'homey β„ž March 17, 2009 9:24 am

    O’Sports – I’m doing the big O thing. Looks like a good week to have O’Pho.

  47. MeiLing March 17, 2009 9:29 am

    Happy birthday, Esme & bighilofan2!!!

    … and a Happy St. Paddy’s Day to all of you out there!

  48. Da Punchbowl O'Kid March 17, 2009 9:41 am

    Oh yah… Happy St. Paddy’s Day all!

  49. A-House March 17, 2009 9:43 am

    wowzie, a double whammy for Esme and Big Hilo Fan2 – Happy Bifday, enjoy the day, make others pamper you, and many more to come!!

  50. O'SportsΒ© March 17, 2009 9:43 am

    Happy St Patrick’s Day!

    O’Homey, sure let’s do the O’Pho thing…………Tsaik! Bwaha. Nah, maybe one day before it starts to warm up. Gotta find one within the city limits.

    Oops, BHF2, your b-day message was supposed to be in bold.

  51. Stretch March 17, 2009 9:48 am

    O’homey β„ž:
    March 17th, 2009 at 9:24 am
    O’Sports – I’m doing the big O thing. Looks like a good week to have O’Pho.

    Any day is a good day to have a big O, ask Coloma…..

  52. Kekoa March 17, 2009 9:49 am

    O’kay…Let’s review.

    ~ Happy Bertday greetings to our Extreme Legal Counsel from the big Island of Hawaii.

    ~ Another Bertday wish to the Extreme Mommy from the island of Oahu.

    ~ I’m thinking that there is CSI chance of criminal intent involved here in some way. (Check your supply of Green bottles and Jaegermeister)

    Nah! j/k…Happy Birthday Esme & my Big Bradda from Hilo!

  53. O'd1ε³Ά March 17, 2009 9:56 am


    Big Mahalo! You gotta join us next time!

  54. O'd1ε³Ά March 17, 2009 9:58 am

    Γ‰ire go brΓ‘ch!

  55. O'my iphone March 17, 2009 10:15 am

    Since we oing I game

  56. Kekoa March 17, 2009 10:17 am

    Greetings Coach Coolen!

    I was just wondering:

    With pitching being the primary engine that pulls the train…

    (1) How do you feel your ‘young’ pitching staff is doing at this point of the season?(…please feel free to elaborate).

    and…if I can ask one more question…

    (2) Do you do your own recruiting, or is there a network of scouts who help you find the best available pitchers.

    Thank you Coach Coolen for your contribution to UH Sports. You continue to do a great job of administering a winning program.

  57. koakane iphone March 17, 2009 10:18 am

    d1 who’s Erin and wat bra?

  58. oxymoron March 17, 2009 10:19 am

    wow, too bad Bolla didn’t get the Superferry as a Wahine Basketball program sponsor. It would kinda match, since both Superferry and womens’ basketball are kind of sunken right now. ha ha!

  59. O'homey ℞ March 17, 2009 10:21 am

    Erin and bra? No wonder why O’d1 is happy…or is that a shillelagh in his pocket?

  60. O'd1ε³Ά March 17, 2009 10:26 am


    Always happy to see you!


  61. al β„’ March 17, 2009 10:31 am


    i am actually in your neighborhood on a pit stop.
    in wahiawa i go to that place next to that saimin place.

    sorabol? sun du bu or the kalbi is really good. then there’s this rice pot dish….


  62. O'd1ε³Ά March 17, 2009 10:35 am

    If any young kids post today, please do not use the Irish version of “Tot”

  63. Kazz (blkberry_storm) March 17, 2009 10:39 am

    Coach Coolen,

    During several games in the past two tournaments the Wahine seemed to struggle at bat.

    Heading into WAC play how much of this concerns you or were the problems at the plate simply attributed to good pitching by the opposing teams?

  64. chawan_cut March 17, 2009 10:50 am

    how do we watch past week’s episodes of the Tsai/Wai show?

  65. O'homey β„ž March 17, 2009 10:54 am

    chawan – I suppose you sit in front of a computer screen to watch it.

  66. O'homey β„ž March 17, 2009 10:55 am

    What is that rice pot dish called?

  67. roysan16 March 17, 2009 11:01 am

    To LTUHF,

    It was the first day of the year of 2008 and I still to this day remember one of your post, for mixed in with other poster’s wishing New Year cheer, cheering the Warriors on against Georgia and even some (why…on this day?) stirring more unflattering things about HF–was your story of about how “God works in mysterious ways”. Amongst all the hysteria for the New Year, enthusiasm for the big game and unneeded HF talk was your story. And I’ll never forget it, and have since told it to a few others for it was deep loving story about how a couple that were separated not from their choosing, but were miraculously united after many, many years… the story goes something like this where the husband by happenstance stopping by the church and noticing a tapestry on the wall he thought looked similar to one that his wife may have made. And that was the connection to locating the wife. The pieces of the puzzle were put together by the priest, which for him, no doubt, was a rewarding experience. And from my prospective it was rewarding to read this story for in a way it enriches one to think that hope and faith are entwined.

    Why I’m writing today is that I read where your health is not doing too well–and I pray fully hope things turn around for you– is that so many times when I reflect back on posts and posters that I’ve read sometimes I wish I were more acknowledging of what others write but I don’t often regretfully do. It’s something I have to work on, I know. But your post on the first day of 2008 about the aforementioned miracle I’ll never forget and though it is a little late in saying, I truly enjoyed reading that post. Best wishes to you and uyor family.

  68. Kazz March 17, 2009 11:01 am

    Coach Coolen,

    How does the WAC look this year and how do you perceive your chances of another WAC title and a bid to the NCAA tournament with a young starting pitcher in Ricketts?

  69. Ralph March 17, 2009 11:01 am

    good question Kazz! Coolen has made changes in the outfield, firstbase and shortstop to date to improve the wahine hitting and defense…hopefully they can pick it up a notch as WAC play begins…

  70. Ralph March 17, 2009 11:05 am

    happy birthday Esme and Bighilo…happy St. Patrick’s day to you

  71. Kekoa March 17, 2009 11:08 am

    Big Hilo Fan ~

    I know your taste for *Sultry* singahs of the female gender. That’s why I wanted the lovely Ms Mariah Carey to sing “Happy Bertday” to you. She puts a little ‘booty’ shimmy in it designed to lift your spirits!…it worked for Muhammad Ali!!

  72. A-House March 17, 2009 11:09 am


    While we are concerned hearing our your most recent encounters with COPD, the A-House family wishes you the very best and speedy return to your “old self” that we saw at the Richardson Field tailgates and craft fairs on the Windward side.

  73. HiFlyer March 17, 2009 11:09 am

    Happy Birthday to Esme and BHF2.

  74. Mrs. A-House March 17, 2009 11:19 am

    Al-san and Homey-san –

    Signed off too soon yesterday. Thanks for the props yesterday. You’ve made a senior citizen very happy.

  75. Mrs. A-House March 17, 2009 11:20 am

    LTUHF –

    Just read about your COPD. Personal best wishes and prayers for good progress each day toward full recovery.

  76. BG March 17, 2009 11:22 am


    HAPPY BIRTHDAYS to 2 of our Tsupah Tsaikos!!!

    I guess being born on St Paddy’s Day explains their “magical” personalities!!!

  77. A-House March 17, 2009 11:22 am

    Holy moley Andy, that makes me a “senior citizen” too

    Holy moley Andy, that makes me a “senior citizen” too!!!

  78. Kekoa March 17, 2009 11:23 am

    Long Time UH Fan ~

    Pulling hard for your ‘comeback!’ Look forward to seeing you at our next t-gate.

  79. A-House March 17, 2009 11:23 am

    I have no idea how I did that!!!!!! Bad habit of pressing any kine buttons or keys or whatevea.

  80. Kazz March 17, 2009 11:23 am

    Coach Coolen,

    Two part question:

    What does the immediate future (next 5 years) look like for the Wahine Softball program in light of the economic situation and the deficit facing the entire UH athletic department?

    We have seen and heard about the sacrifices other programs have had to make. Do you see some sort of “leveling off” in terms of whatever shortcomings the softball program already has or do you see more of your budget being effected with each passing year in which our economy continues to suffer?

  81. LizKauai [Believer] March 17, 2009 11:26 am

    LTUHF- prayers for your well-being and contentment. ((((HUGS)))) !!!

  82. BG March 17, 2009 11:27 am


    Just want to let you know that your WB Ohana misses a lot when you’re not here blogging. I hope our prayers can help you along the road to getting better.

  83. Esme March 17, 2009 11:27 am

    Awww, Tsaikos, you folks are always so very kind to me. Thank you so much for the birfday wishes!

    (But, ST … that is oooone oogly pikchah you chose for me! And also incriminating. xD )

    BHF2…. *high five!* Hauoli La Hanau!

  84. Mrs. A-House March 17, 2009 11:28 am

    HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY! Everybody!

    Midori7 was kind enough to remind A-House last evening that today was St. Patrick’s Day, so “don’t forget to wear green.”

    So what does A-House do?… he goes straight to his closet, picks out a light tan aloha shirt and tan trousers. When I questioned him about that, he claimed, “there’s a little bit of green in the small print. Besides,” he declares, “nobody would DARE lay fingers (pinch) on my body!..except you, of course, my darling.” (sigh) Behind that tough facade, A-House is really a very lovable person.

  85. Kazz March 17, 2009 11:29 am

    Coach Coolen,

    It has been two seasons since Tyleen Tausaga has batted for you. As you have stated before, Tausaga was one of a kind. Do you see any of your younger players (i.e. freshman or sophomores) coming close to what Tausaga did for the program?

  86. O'homey β„ž March 17, 2009 11:34 am

    A-House – You lucky Mrs. A-House goes for older men.

    Mrs. A-House – Mr. A-House is lucky you go for older men.

    Oh, look, Esme is in the house!

    That’s a lot of the word “house”…

  87. Kazz March 17, 2009 11:35 am

    Coach Coolen,

    My last few questions:

    How did the Under Armour deal with the Wahine work out? Was it a result of the deal with the football program? Who approached who and how long is the deal for?

    AND most of all, how are your girls liking the new Under Armour gear?

  88. Mrs. A-House March 17, 2009 11:36 am

    Esme and BigHiloFan2 –

    How auspicious that two outstanding Tsaiko Americans share the same birthday with the Patron Saint of Ireland. Best wishes to you both.

    Esme, you look lovely in the picture above.

    BHF2, the photo does not do you justice. You are one of the many handsome male Tsaikos, and I hope ST will post later a better picture of you and your million dollar smile.

  89. O'homey β„ž March 17, 2009 11:38 am

    Which picture is which?

  90. Mrs. A-House March 17, 2009 11:45 am

    Mrs. Kekoa –

    You are not forgotten…not even for a minute/day. I pray that your infection is controlled and that each day brings improvement and recovery, albeit slow but steady nonetheless.

    Kekoa –

    No doubt your constant love, concern and compassion provides your dearest with what is the most important remedy toward complete recovery. Bless you both.

  91. Mrs. A-House March 17, 2009 11:50 am

    O’Homey-san –

    You chose your words very well. Mahalo! You, my buddy, are another of the “other” male Tsaikos I consider very handsome…in a smaller, darker tan package…but handsome nonetheless. πŸ˜‰

  92. chawan_cut March 17, 2009 11:50 am

    you o’wise one.
    i do not see an option to view old chats
    am i not as o’wise as you?

  93. Rich2176 March 17, 2009 11:50 am

    HB to Esme & BHF2

    On the mend to FlaTed & LTUHF.

    Special prayers out to Sonya who is still in serious condition at Straub.

  94. Kekoa March 17, 2009 11:51 am

    BG ~ Heading out to the Cabana’s right now to check on the season opener availability. Does anyone know for sure if that is the correct date on the schedule? 09/04/09 is a Friday. Makes it a tough t-gate time for the worker bees.

  95. SteveM March 17, 2009 11:53 am

    March 17th, 2009 at 11:27 am
    ..(But, ST … that is oooone oogly pikchah you chose for me! And also incriminating. xD )

    Hi Esme. ST chose a good one.. nice and tame unless he uncrops the rest of the pix… πŸ™„ let’s see:

    1) karaoke mic
    2) Official Bulla’s Bomber shirt
    3) …and the Tsai-ko shirt under the Bomber shirt.

    Nope, nothing wrong with that pix… πŸ˜†

  96. MrButtermaker March 17, 2009 11:57 am

    Coach Coolen,
    Trap and his coaches wear baseball uniforms during games. How come you or the other women fastpitch head coaches wear uniforms like the men?

  97. Rich2176 March 17, 2009 12:01 pm

    I just got off the phone with the UNLV ticket guru. As a special favor, he may release our Tsaiko block of tickets in early June, prior to single game seats made available to the public. He said no problem getting us into the stadium. I asked about sitting near the Boyd block and he indicated he’s not sure where anyone will be since they are trying to get their season ticket sales taken care of first.

    If anyone has objections to the $35 sideline tickets vs. $25 endzone, please let me know. (Email me at rich2176 at yahoo.) I’m sorry I can’t get the same $8 group discount like last time. The game will probably be a sellout again and I don’t blame them for trying to maximize their revenue. BUT, I will still try and get some kind of deal. The good thing is that there won’t be a handling fee since I’ll pick up the tickets again at UNLV. (Now, if someone wants to pay for my airfare….LOL)

    PLEASE email me regarding requests, your contact info, etc. I just don’t have the time these days to read the blog on a daily basis and wouldn’t want to miss someone’s request.

  98. O'homey ℞ March 17, 2009 12:05 pm

    Kekoa – I think the game is a Friday.

  99. postmanke March 17, 2009 12:10 pm

    The Warrior Beat Show set is slowing evolving into set. Starts off with bobble heads – then sponsors placards will start taking over.

    Great stuff! Keep up the good work

  100. onarock March 17, 2009 12:22 pm


    The Butterfish Stew (ask for mild, unless you like really spicy food). Trust me, you’ll be going back to that place just for that.

  101. Mrs. Kekoa March 17, 2009 12:23 pm

    Mrs. ahouse,
    My husband showed me the note you posted. Thank you and all the other friends for your kind remarks. My wounds are healing very slowly, and I try keep infection under control. The new meds didn’t work as good as the old. Waste time. Old Hawaiian medicines worked best.

    Too bad we couldn’t make it to your side Sat. We wanted to come out and enjoy the mexican dinner with midori, and watch Homey sandbag at bowling. He so rascal! He must be the son you wish you had…NOT!


  102. Macd1ε³Ά March 17, 2009 12:26 pm

    Great Scot! 😯

  103. O'd1ε³Ά March 17, 2009 12:27 pm

    Hi Diana!

    Sorry to hear the humbug! continues…. πŸ™

  104. Kazz March 17, 2009 12:28 pm


    I hope that is a typo about the Sept 4th date for the Central Arkansas game.

    Can’t be true. Labor Day is Sept 7th.

    Gotta gotta GOTTA be an error. If not, I want a discount on my 2009 season ticket renewal.

  105. O'd1ε³Ά March 17, 2009 12:28 pm

    Howzit onarock!

    Been a while since you posted. Hope you doing good.

  106. O'd1ε³Ά March 17, 2009 12:30 pm

    …perhaps an anti-histamine prior to showtime?

    ….who gave the Princess the tiara? C_C?

  107. Kekoa March 17, 2009 12:32 pm

    Homes ~ Thanks, I wanted to make sure it was a Friday. Everybody will have to leave work early, what a sacrifice!

  108. O'd1ε³Ά March 17, 2009 12:36 pm

    Congrats 4UHfan(?), Kazz and al!

    Winnah, winnah, chicken dinnah!

  109. g-nalo March 17, 2009 12:39 pm

    Happy Birthday Esme and bighilofan2!

    wishing a faster ‘top shape’ to FlaTed, LTUHF, Sonya, and Diana.

  110. onarock March 17, 2009 12:41 pm


    Howzit! Pretty much forced into lurker mode these days, but always fun to drop by to escape, be informed, be inspired, and share a few laughs. Keep on keeping on as you are one of the posters I try not to miss when I go into Turbo Lurk mode.

    K’den, back to the grind!

  111. A-House March 17, 2009 12:42 pm

    Wow, first itme that I was able to get the audio and visual without any hitches – excellent work by the camera crew, St, Princess Leila, and all involved with this new venture.

    Did ST say uhfan? which one?

  112. O'd1ε³Ά March 17, 2009 12:44 pm


    Hmmmm…nevah notice that either.
    But yep, checked and double-checked….it’s even listed on UCA website as a Friday game…which, btw lists their complete ’09 schedule πŸ‘Ώ

  113. A-House March 17, 2009 12:45 pm


    Why would UH schedule a game with Central Arkansas on a Friday (9/4/09)?

    Just don’t make sense! Also, are we not planning for a tailgate on Saturday, 9/5/09?

    But, then again, let’s get the season started!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Pomai, are we still at 12-2 or 13-1 record?

  114. O'd1ε³Ά March 17, 2009 12:48 pm


    It was 4UHFAN; not your adopted daughter πŸ™
    (unless dat was somebody entering for her ???)

  115. duffer March 17, 2009 12:49 pm

    Hey ST, where is the green?

  116. O'd1ε³Ά March 17, 2009 12:49 pm


    Will do! (ooooh…get presha now 😐 )

  117. A-House March 17, 2009 12:50 pm

    Should we bet the island on a Central Arkansas schedule that game is on 9/4/09 – perhaps their SID no can see the correk date??? I thinkie they make BIG mistake?

    Hope not too many or their boosters are planning their trip for a Friday game but, on the other hand, they will be here before Friday so why worry?

  118. O'd1ε³Ά March 17, 2009 12:50 pm


    Hey ST, where is the green?

    That sounds kinda funny coming from you! πŸ˜†

  119. O'd1ε³Ά March 17, 2009 12:52 pm


    Maybe the UCA Bears wanted an extra day to shop at the swap meet?

  120. O'd1ε³Ά March 17, 2009 12:58 pm


  121. Stephen Tsai March 17, 2009 1:01 pm

    MILWAUKEE — It might be the next big thing in online social networking, but Milwaukee Bucks coach Scott Skiles isn’t a big fan of Twitter.

    At least not when one of his players is posting from the Bucks’ locker room during halftime of a critical game.

    Bucks forward Charlie Villanueva got a talking-to from Skiles after the coach learned Villanueva posted a message to his Twitter feed — a “tweet” — from his mobile phone during halftime of Sunday’s home victory over the Boston Celtics.

    “We made a point to Charlie and the team that it’s nothing we ever want to happen again,” Skiles said after practice Tuesday. “You know, [we] don’t want to blow it out of proportion. But anything that gives the impression that we’re not serious and focused at all times is not the correct way we want to go about our business.”

  122. O'homey ℞ March 17, 2009 1:01 pm

    onarock – Thanks! Got that noted and stowed away till Friday!

  123. Jason March 17, 2009 1:02 pm

    Happy birthday Nanay Esme! Please don’t celebrate too hard — I fear the return of the traffic cones …

    And happy birthday bighilofan2! If addahknowjoe is the King of Ka‘ū, you’re the Head Honcho of Hilo! πŸ™‚

  124. Stephen Tsai March 17, 2009 1:02 pm

    Ferd says:
    C.Arkansas wanted extra time to prepare for the following week’s road game.
    Because it’s a I-AA, and everyone wants one of those to open against, C.Ark had leverage.

  125. O'd1ε³Ά March 17, 2009 1:08 pm

    (stopped on the way out the door)

    So UCA is more concerned about a road trip to Bowling Green to play W. Ky. than coming here to play UH? πŸ˜•

  126. o'chawan_cut March 17, 2009 1:10 pm

    i was not the lame one this time who gave THE Princess her tiara.


  127. O'homey β„ž March 17, 2009 1:11 pm

    Mrs. Kekoa (aka Diana) – Sandbag? ST, JaM, Brie, Jamie (sp? JaM’s other daughter), A-Joe, Rob25, midori7, UHfan808, Brie’s friend, and the little boy on the other lane all kicked my butt!!! I was picked on all night! They made ball jokes at me, compared me with these little white chocolate bb sized candy, talked to me as I was walking down the alley, stuffed my ball holes with toilet paper…no respect I tell you, story of my life!

    So you get healthy now because only you and Mrs. A-House talks nicely to me.

  128. roysan16 March 17, 2009 1:17 pm

    To bh2,

    On this your Birthday, I not only want to pay tribute, like so many others have…but I truly thank you for injecting a lot of enthusiasm for the Warriors and other sport’s teams at UH on this blog. Reading how vociferous you are about the programs in your writings, yet almost to a point of you’re seemingly willing the team on so that the players and coaches produce at the highest level (again in your writings) is bond that all UH fans share….I know surely I surely do…But you (…and Kazz being another good one) more so than others are leading the way…and for this I’m appreciative for your spirited love for the Warriors. Again, much complimentary best wishes on your Birthday. And I look forward (as i know you do) to the upcoming Spring Ball, Fall Camp and season.

    To esme,

    The catch phrase-“whooosh” we get from you, but more than that I enjoy briefly reading a few discussions on your blog. And along with others, I, too, send complimentary Birthday wishes on your special day and wish you continued success with your blog.

    To curveball,

    Often times I think of you, and can relate to what your going through. By now, wise fully, the best you can do (as others have told me at one time, too) is forge ahead…and in doing so I wish good things come to you. Best wishes to you and your family.

    To FloridaTed,

    Ditto to what I said to curveball. Also, I’ve been remiss in not acknowledging some of the wonderful posts and imparted wisdom you have a penchant for writing…and I want to take this time to thank you. In my book what separated you from the others is that seemingly you looked at every issues with unbiased views–sometimes you disagreed and agreed with me and for this I have a deep respect for you. Best wishes, Ted. Your wife wrote beautifully in your absences, and she relayed a lot of hope, which is very touching to read.

  129. o'chawan_cut March 17, 2009 1:18 pm

    i understand your pain.
    o’story of my o’life o’too.

  130. O'homey β„ž March 17, 2009 1:28 pm

    o’chawan – You must have more pain than I do.

  131. Kazz (blkberry_storm) March 17, 2009 1:32 pm

    Oh my gawd…. A friday home opener for football…

  132. FloridaTed March 17, 2009 1:54 pm


    Florida Patti here.

    FloridaTed finally showed me how to get on the blog and I wanted to share a little story that I have been thinking about.

    There was a neighbor in our building, elderly and sickly. One day she passed away and the family came and took care of her affairs (apartment, etc ). One day I noticed that she had several plants in her tiny garden out front. Days passed and no one was tending to her garden. I took it upon myself to pick up one plant, in a pot. Altho it was dying, I knew I could bring it back to life. I have been called the “plant lady” more than once.

    To make a long story short (Ted would say, “too late”) I gave the plant water and notice some improvement. The next day I put it out in the sun, watered it again. The plant looked so amazing and I was happy to bring it back alive. Yesterday I noticed my plant was dying. While Ted was in the hospital, I neglected to give it water or put it in the sun.

    I had some very lonely times while my darling Ted was in the hospital. I have to tell you all that each morning I would check his e-mails and again when I came home from the hospital. I looked forward to the comments and words of encourgement…it was like I was the plant that needed the water and the sun and lots of care. Each and everyone of you gave me that.

    Today I cut off all the bad leaves on my plant, gave it some water and put it in the sun. I look forward to my plant coming back to life, as will my Ted and I will be right beside him.

    Just wanted to share this with you all and tell you words can not express the love you expressed in your e-mails.

    Ted is doing well and hopefully, will be back on the blog again.

    With love,

    Florida Patti

  133. Kekoa (iPhone) March 17, 2009 2:00 pm

    Kazz & BG ~

    The deed is done. We have Cabana ‘A’ reserved for Friday, 09/04/09. Start thinking of an excuse to play hooky!

    Be There!…Aloha.

  134. o'chawan_cut March 17, 2009 2:01 pm

    i tend to rely on my short term memory for things like that.
    who are you again btw??

  135. McBG March 17, 2009 2:02 pm

    Roysan…re #128

    Good stuff my man….thanks for posting that!!!

  136. McBG March 17, 2009 2:04 pm


    Thanks for taking care of the cabana business…it really is a hard choice between Warrior FB and work…NOT

  137. O'homey β„ž March 17, 2009 2:05 pm

    Aloha Florida Patti!!!!

    Some days while we give to others we forget to tend to ourselves. But therein lays the beauty, for all around us are there are others who care to nourish us.

    It’s no big deal that many of us may never meet in person because we have already touched each other beyond the physical.

    Take care, and don’t let FT get too comfy. And when he’s well and able, take that bell away from him! πŸ˜†

  138. O'homey β„ž March 17, 2009 2:06 pm

    Kekoa – But what time is the game?

  139. O'homey β„ž March 17, 2009 2:07 pm

    I see wee hahve ah Scottish mahn ahmungst us laddee’s.

  140. Kekoa (iPhone) March 17, 2009 2:07 pm

    Love You Florida Patti! Take care! Your healing touch is what Ted needed.


  141. O'homey β„ž March 17, 2009 2:09 pm

    Princess Leila – Happy belated girl’s day…nice tiara.

  142. o'chawan_cut March 17, 2009 2:11 pm

    so o’homey,
    what’s the secret to watching past tsai/wai episodes?
    i was in reno last week and missed coach mack’s show with them.
    an a fine day to ya lads an lasses…

  143. Kazz March 17, 2009 2:15 pm


    The only way can play hooky here is for someone to come to my office with a ski mask and a tire iron and club me in the leg.

    Any volunteers?

  144. O'homey β„ž March 17, 2009 2:16 pm

    o’chawan – go to the show and if you notice on the bottom of the video there is an “on demand” button…I suppose you can figure it from there.

  145. O'homey β„ž March 17, 2009 2:17 pm

    Kazz – Have ralph write you a doctor’s note.

  146. Florida Patti March 17, 2009 2:17 pm


    thank you so much.

    Dear Kekoa,

    You have been with me from the beginning!! Thank you for the kind words….and how is your wife doing?

    Happy St. Pat’s Day…will someone have a green beer for me?


  147. A-House March 17, 2009 2:25 pm

    I’m still bummed that opening game is on a Friday and we had to learn this from UCA schedule.

    It’s disappointing the the UH SID did not publish this as I will presume that they have known for a long time that the game was to be played on a Friday!!! For me, I have not been impressed with the performance of UH’s SID going back as far as Jason Elam days when some one failed to get the “press releases” out to the mainland on how good Jason was and therefore had a “hand” in he not getting all the well deserved recognition.

    Are there any “STRATEGIC” planners or thinkers in the lower campus – shades of the Fumbler and you know how much I love that person – YUK!!!

  148. O'homey β„ž March 17, 2009 2:27 pm

    A-House – It’s also on the UH Athletics football site.

  149. Ralph March 17, 2009 2:37 pm

    Florida Patti I am glad you are in good spirits and your messages are most welcomed….your positive outlook will carry you through this ordeal and soon our Florida Ted we’ll be like a spanking new baby ready for your lessons in life, learning to read, write, and speak and move about…be patient and all will be well again….

  150. Ralph March 17, 2009 2:41 pm

    A House the friday schedule was announced when JD announced the signing of central arkansas….it was their request and JD accommodated and mac was ok with it….it sucks for us, and HS football will conflict- I am sure Amemiya is thrilled that UH is competing on Friday nights, especially since the game is not an ESPN promo…

  151. Ralph March 17, 2009 2:44 pm

    playing c. arkansas is bad enough, but to play them on Friday is senseless for a program in need of revenue…C. arkansas is happy because they got the game that pays them cash, airline tickets, hotel, and ground transportation and an opportunity for their players to be in Hawaii.

  152. O'homey β„ž March 17, 2009 2:57 pm

    I’ll probably go to the game anyway…

  153. O'homey β„ž March 17, 2009 2:58 pm

    Ralph – Can you write Kazz a note excusing him from work?

  154. Manoa Mist March 17, 2009 3:02 pm

    How lucky we would all be if we had a Florida Patti to take care of us. I got more of a Peppermint Patti – you know, she taste good, but she’s a little spicy and sometimes, you get a little heartburn. Florida Ted is one lucky guy.

  155. curveball March 17, 2009 3:14 pm

    Florida Patti
    After going through the worst time in my life I can tell you that the support and Prayer from this “bunch of Tsiko’s” is extremely comforting and helpful. Now that you are with us always stay in touch and know that there are many people who are thinking about you and Ted.

  156. Ralph March 17, 2009 3:16 pm

    easy to write a note for kazz, but does First Hawaiian offer sick leave, and will his supervisor really care if he is sick or not and wants him at work regardless of his health issues…=) Kazz may be indispensable to the bank

  157. WarriorMojo March 17, 2009 3:17 pm

    Eh, get plenny of cake to go around.

    Yeah, well you’ve obviously never been standing in the food line at a Tsaiko party with gigi and WD on one side and a chocolate cake on the other.

  158. WarriorMojo March 17, 2009 3:19 pm

    Gotta agree with Ralph that the switch of the Central Arkansas game to Friday was disclosed in the HA awhile back.

  159. O'd1ε³Ά March 17, 2009 3:19 pm



  160. O'd1ε³Ά March 17, 2009 3:22 pm


    Methinks it’s nbd for the high schools to play on Saturday at Aloha and as far as games at school fields, they play ’em when get UH games on Saturdays sometimes anyways…

  161. O'd1ε³Ά March 17, 2009 3:25 pm


    Welcome to the WB. Only wish that the circumstances that brought you here were better.
    Glad to hear the FloridaTed is doing better.
    Keep posting! πŸ™‚

  162. Macd1ε³Ά March 17, 2009 3:26 pm

    So when does this O’foolishness end and real MacMen start posting again?

  163. Kazz (blkberry_storm) March 17, 2009 3:27 pm


    We have sick leave but ill probably switch a vacation around.

  164. Ralph March 17, 2009 3:28 pm

    so on our first game of the year there is that possibility that there will be no tailgate for most of us except for retirees and for those who choose to take sick leave. And how many can make an early afternoon game in heavy traffic. it is difficult to get over moanalua freeway between 3:30 and 6 pm and to maneuver into aloha stadium parking lot

  165. O'homey β„ž March 17, 2009 3:29 pm

    It ends when you take the “O” away. You have the power.

  166. O'Bulla March 17, 2009 3:29 pm

    Happy Bday Wishes to Esme and BHF…..many more to come.

    also a BIG SHOUT OUT to Florida Ted, been off the blog for awhile but i have you in my prayers… day at a time, just get better

    happy st. patty day to all out there, enjoy the corned beef and cabbage, and all of the dire effects that come with that.

  167. WarriorMojo March 17, 2009 3:30 pm

    O’d1: Seemed like it was the last cake on earth, LOL.

  168. O'homey β„ž March 17, 2009 3:30 pm

    Capitalized ralph – Some will take vacation. Do you know what time the game is?

  169. Ralph March 17, 2009 3:31 pm

    maybe I’ll have to go back to buying individual games and pick’um based on level of competition unlike Kazz, CC and Jason who goes regardless of teams coming to town…got to check the home schedule- so which WAC teams coming to town this season

  170. WarriorMojo March 17, 2009 3:31 pm

    Yo, Bruddah Kazz! You like go O’Tooles tonight fo celebrate, LOCAL style?! Just gotta find Kimo from Waianae.

  171. O'homey β„ž March 17, 2009 3:32 pm

    WM – I heard there were some kind of chicken stick pupu too. Never saw them.

  172. WarriorMojo March 17, 2009 3:35 pm

    O’homes: Yeah, I heard that rumor too.

  173. Vond1ε³Ά March 17, 2009 3:38 pm

    Not to bring back bad memories but….

  174. O'homey β„ž March 17, 2009 3:39 pm

    ralph – did you drink alcohol during the t-gates? Do you remember which WAC teams played at Aloha Stadium last season? koakane doesn’t.

  175. de d1ε³Ά March 17, 2009 3:43 pm

    Does O’Toole’s do much business when Murph has his block parties?

  176. o'chawan_cut March 17, 2009 3:44 pm

    thanks, when i had checked earlier, i guess they weren’t there due to today’s show being prepped.
    see, i’m smart.

  177. O'homey β„ž March 17, 2009 3:46 pm

    o’chawan – I’m sure it was just an oversight on your part. Glad to help a fellow BS major. πŸ˜†

  178. Da Punchbowl O'Kid March 17, 2009 3:47 pm

    Doesn’t Murphy own O’Toole’s?

  179. Kazz March 17, 2009 3:49 pm


    If I can find one REAL “Kimo” from Waianae, one Sione from Nanakuli, one Tatupu from Kalihi, one Sioasi from Waipahu, and one Apolosio from Kaawa I would GLADLY stop by O’Fooles for a game of human bowling.

  180. al β„’ March 17, 2009 3:55 pm

    permanent membership…..whoossh club.

  181. Kazz March 17, 2009 3:56 pm


    Chawan and Jason have me beat. I think the only thing that stands in my way of total UH home game attendance supremacy is my work schedule.

    Not bad of a fall sports year though. All home football games, Hawaii Bowl ( πŸ‘Ώ ),11 home Wahine volleyball games (plus two WAC volleyball tourney games), 13 home men’s basketball games (5 more than last year), 2 Wahine basketball games (blame Bolla), 4 Wahine softball games, 6 men’s volleyball games, and all home baseball games so far minus 2 Thursday night games.

    So far so good… :mrgreen:

  182. Kazz March 17, 2009 4:00 pm


    I used to think that a long time ago, but there is a stark contrast. Several people told me O’Tooles is owned by the same person or persons as Kelly O’Neal’s in Waikiki.

    I think Don Murphy would have blown his lid if he peeked into O’Tooles during an away UH football game.

    Besides I think Don Murphy has more class and business sense than to blatantly ignore the “no smoking indoors” rule.

  183. Kazz March 17, 2009 4:01 pm

    de d1ε³Ά:

    March 17th, 2009 at 3:43 pm
    Does O’Toole’s do much business when Murph has his block parties?

    I hope not. I like to think they LEECH off of Don Murphy’s customers.

  184. mctruck March 17, 2009 4:02 pm

    I had a friend who visited Hawaii and he purchased this very pretty miniature plant from a store in Waikiki and brought it back to the mainland. He set it out on his patio and made sure it would get just enough sunshine, etc. He also watered it regularly with just enough, not too much water. Well he was very pleased with this little plant and was quite proud of his achievement taking care of this plant. After several months he figured he would gently dust off the leaves and as he did so the flower fell off this plant which to his dismay after all this time passed he realized this plant was not real but instead was a synthetic plant and flower. He laughs whenever he thinks about the fact that he watered the fake plant for months without knowing it was a fake plant.
    The morale of the story….what do you expect from a guy who grew up in the bronx?

  185. Kazz March 17, 2009 4:06 pm


    “My fake plantes died because I forgot to pretend to water them.”
    -Mitch Hedberg

  186. mctruck March 17, 2009 4:08 pm

    Kazz…I tell you….for realssssss.

  187. mctruck March 17, 2009 4:14 pm

    We got just a couple bars in this town and so I figured I’d stop by to see if they were serving green beer today, being St. Pat’s day and all…well wouldn’t you know it, they barely had a clue bout it being St. Pat’s and all….what would you expect in a predominately Southern Baptist hot bed??

  188. duffer (iPhone) March 17, 2009 4:26 pm

    whitey’s back! Just saw him @ the airport.

  189. Da Punchbowl O'Kid March 17, 2009 4:40 pm

    # Kazz:
    March 17th, 2009 at 2:15 pm


    The only way can play hooky here is for someone to come to my office with a ski mask and a tire iron and club me in the leg.

    Any volunteers?


    Well now Kazz, my dear laddy, what kind of “sum” would you be wantin’ to pay such a “volunteer” for such a deed? I might, um, shall we say, ahem, know someone…

  190. Da Punchbowl O'Kid March 17, 2009 4:46 pm

    And al,

    May the guud Lahrd forgive ya for all of this blarney aboot a “woosh club”! Daint ye know ’tis not kind to make a mockery of the simple and the ag-ed!

  191. showmethemoney March 17, 2009 4:47 pm

    Buffoman………….You reading the wrong article….All together now…
    B-A-S-K-E-T-B-A-L-L……Wahine Volleyball brings all the boys to the yard.

  192. showmethemoney March 17, 2009 4:48 pm

    Buffoman………….You reading the wrong article….

    All together now…
    He wrote about ……B-A-S-K-E-T-B-A-L-L

    Wahine Volleyball is da cash cow

  193. wafan March 17, 2009 4:50 pm

    Happy birthday to the woooooooshing one herself and to the big one I definitely do not want to get upset at me.

    So good to see FPatti posting some wonderful news about FTed. Goooooooo FTed!!! Play to win!

    And, the Queen made a decree as well! Good to hear you are doing well, as well!


  194. Kazz March 17, 2009 4:57 pm


    March 17th, 2009 at 4:47 pm
    Buffoman………….You reading the wrong article….All together now…
    B-A-S-K-E-T-B-A-L-L……Wahine Volleyball brings all the boys to the yard…

    … And they’re like we’re better than Aggies, damn right they’re better than Aggies, they can teach me, and I don’t mind if they have to charge…


  195. showmethemoney March 17, 2009 5:15 pm


    … And they’re like we’re better than Aggies, damn right they’re better than Aggies, they can teach me, and I don’t mind if they have to charge…

    Couldnt have said it better

  196. Ralph March 17, 2009 6:12 pm

    o’homey I didn’t drink, could have been the pork belly or the anxiety of eating under cooked pork by chef J(J)…but I don’t remember who we played except for Wazoo, ND and cincy…or San Jose St just arrived in the brain cells. after a long walk up the spiral I tend to take a nap up in the yellow section since no one else sitting in my section making any noise…

  197. Kazz March 17, 2009 6:22 pm

    Da Punchbowl O’Kid:

    March 17th, 2009 at 4:40 pm
    # Kazz:
    March 17th, 2009 at 2:15 pm


    The only way can play hooky here is for someone to come to my office with a ski mask and a tire iron and club me in the leg.

    Any volunteers?


    Well now Kazz, my dear laddy, what kind of “sum” would you be wantin’ to pay such a “volunteer” for such a deed? I might, um, shall we say, ahem, know someone…

    Gratitude. :mrgreen:

  198. SteveM March 17, 2009 6:39 pm

    Ralph — think we should check out the elevator eligibility requirements this year. As for the charcoaled belly pork… I’ll help keep you anxious….and I won’t tell the secret of your Chef knife…but you gotta split with homey and me… πŸ™‚

  199. AlaWaiPipeLayer March 17, 2009 7:03 pm

    One of the things wrong with basketball is the lack of sex appeal to women and men. See Jerry West in the attached:
    In days of old, women flocked to BBall to see the stars in their tight uniforms. Imagine if you will the Wahine played basketball playing in the VBall team uniforms. When did BBall uniforms get so baggy? I remember when The Fabulous Five played in those form fitting tropical shorts and tanks. UH should start a trend. Form fitting uniforms from UA
    to flatter the human form. It works in the commercials!

  200. Garret March 17, 2009 7:19 pm

    This Atlanta reporter wrote about the states that didn’t have a team in the NCAA basketball tournament and went out of his way to slam Hawaii!

    The schools are from 33 states, which leaves only 17 on the outside. That’s assuming we count Alaska and Hawaii, which I really don’t because they are less states than they are travel brochures.

  201. Garret March 17, 2009 7:21 pm

    Miami is bringing in David Veikune for an interview, which makes sense since they have a big need for a pass rusher at the other outside LB spot. I think that Veikune could bring the heat as a pass rushing LB in their 3-4 D.

    The Dolphins — who scouted receivers Hakeem Nicks and Brandon Tate at North Carolina’s Pro Day on Tuesday — booked private out-of-town workouts with several prospects they like, including outside linebackers Connor Barwin (in Cincinnati earlier this week) and David Veikune (Hawaii), receiver Brian Robiskie (Ohio State), Texas Tech guard Louis Vasquez (Wednesday) and one of the draft’s top punters (Cincinnati’s Kevin Huber).

  202. Garret March 17, 2009 7:23 pm

    This writer wants Chicago to draft Veikune in the 2nd round. I think that the 2nd round would be great for Veikune, so this would be great if it would come true.

    2nd Round, David Veikune, DE, Hawaii

    If Jerry Angelo does decide to pick an offensive linemen in the first round (which I would not find surprising) I could easily see the bears drafting Kenny Britt, WR, Rutgers or Juaquin Iglesias, WR, Oklahoma either one could be a great player in the future.

    But because I believe the Bears will pick Nicks in the first round I think they will draft David Veikune, DE, Hawaii. He was a strong athlete throughout his years in Hawaii recording 9 sacks in 2008 and could fill a huge hole on the Bears front four.

  203. Garret March 17, 2009 7:24 pm

    Since nobody is posting now, and I’ll be offline the rest of the night, I’m going to post the free play links now. Please ignore my next 5 posts if you do not want the off-topic stuff.

    The DoD banned YouTube from its networks and created TroopTube as an alternative. Now the DoD appears to be banning TroopTube from military bases!

  204. Garret March 17, 2009 7:24 pm

    Rocket scientists have come up with a laser that can kill mosquitoes, which could be the key to eradicating malaria. The mosquitoes just burst into flames! They are even advanced enough to tell the difference between male and female mosquitoes.

  205. Garret March 17, 2009 7:25 pm

    Mathemetician says that he came up with a foolproof way to beat Sudoku puzzles.

  206. Garret March 17, 2009 7:25 pm

    Scientist created software that uses a scientific formula to rate the attractiveness of lips. Their global top 5 when rating the lips of celebrities were: Monica Belluci, Scarlett Johansson, Halle Berry, Beyonce Knowles, and Angelina Jolie.

  207. Garret March 17, 2009 7:26 pm

    Researchers modified a Roomba so that it would back away from angry people!

  208. Garret March 17, 2009 7:26 pm

    Free play links pau.

  209. Garret March 17, 2009 7:28 pm

    This rugby’s team didn’t have that many fans in the stands, so to make the stadium seem more full they used inflatable dolls in the stands! I can’t imagine any sports team in Hawaii doing this…

  210. AlaWaiPipeLayer March 17, 2009 7:35 pm

    Garret: I appreciate the info! I think everyone is Paddying out.

  211. brew808 March 17, 2009 8:15 pm

    ~~β€’~~~~β€’~~~~β€’~ ★ ★ ★ Happy..Birthday..BigHiloFan2! ★ ★ ★ ~β€’~~~~β€’~~~~β€’~~

    πŸ˜† 😯 πŸ˜† 😯 πŸ˜† 😯 πŸ˜† 😯 πŸ˜† 😯 πŸ˜† 😯 πŸ˜† 😯 πŸ˜† 😯 πŸ˜† 😯 πŸ˜† 😯 πŸ˜† 😯 πŸ˜† 😯 πŸ˜† 😯

  212. brew808 March 17, 2009 8:16 pm

    ~~~β€’~~~~β€’~~ ★ ★ ★ Happy..Birthday..BigHiloFan2! ★ ★ ★ ~~β€’~~~~β€’~~~

    πŸ˜† 😯 πŸ˜† 😯 πŸ˜† 😯 πŸ˜† 😯 πŸ˜† 😯 πŸ˜† 😯 πŸ˜† 😯 πŸ˜† 😯 πŸ˜† 😯 πŸ˜† 😯 πŸ˜† 😯 πŸ˜† 😯 πŸ˜† 😯

  213. brew808 March 17, 2009 8:17 pm

    ~~~β€’~~~~β€’~~ πŸ˜† ❀ ❀ πŸ˜€ Happy..Birthday..Esme!!! πŸ˜€ ❀ ❀ πŸ˜† ~~β€’~~~~β€’~~~

    ♪ ♫ ♪ πŸ˜€ ♫ ♪ ♫ πŸ˜€ ♪ ♫ ♪ πŸ˜€ ♫ ♪ ♫ πŸ˜€ ♪ ♫ ♪ πŸ˜€ ♫ ♪ ♫ πŸ˜€ ♪ ♫ ♪ πŸ˜€ ♫ ♪ ♫ πŸ˜€ ♪ ♫
    πŸ˜€ ♫ ♪ ♫ πŸ˜€ ♪ ♫ ♪ πŸ˜€ ♫ ♪ ♫ πŸ˜€ ♪ ♫ ♪ πŸ˜€ ♫ ♪ ♫ πŸ˜€ ♪ ♫ ♪ πŸ˜€ ♫ ♪ ♫ πŸ˜€ ♪ ♫ ♪ πŸ˜€

  214. brew808 March 17, 2009 8:19 pm

    I never knew BigHiloFan2 and Esme were …. twins! 😯 You had me fooled!!! 😯 πŸ˜† πŸ™„

  215. Oh, O'brew-ski March 17, 2009 8:22 pm

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  216. Oh, O'brew-ski March 17, 2009 8:24 pm

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  217. Da Punchbowl O'Kid March 17, 2009 8:29 pm

    I think they’re BOTH byootiful and talented… πŸ˜†

  218. SteveM March 17, 2009 8:32 pm

    Please note Rich2176’s post #97 today. Especially…

    …If anyone has objections to the $35 sideline tickets vs. $25 endzone, please let me know. (Email me at rich2176 at yahoo.)

    While Rich is specifically asking for negative feedback, I’ll throw in my positive feedback ….Rich, two sideline tickets @ $35 are OK with me.

  219. brew808 March 17, 2009 8:35 pm

    Another excellent episode of the Wai&Tsai show! I like Coach Coolen – and he’s really put together a terrific Wahine Softball Program! It’s really too bad he can’t get more financial and fan support. 😐

    A suggestion for ST – please make sure Wena and/or Princess_L helps you with the attire. You’ve done the print! You’re all over the radio waves! And now you’re into video…. πŸ˜€ 😯 πŸ™„

  220. O'SportsΒ© March 17, 2009 8:40 pm

    Goodness Brew O’Brew-ski! I was just lurking along and all of a sudden I was blindsided by your fireworks. I better lurk a little more carefully.

  221. brew808 March 17, 2009 8:41 pm

    I’m really having trouble getting my “peeps” spun up (and to make some commitment) for Warrior football in Sept. Any information I give to SteveM, Rich, and las vegas is very speculative…. Heck – I don’t even know my own availability. I may have to fly in late Friday night and leave Sunday morning! But – I WILL BE THERE! 😯 πŸ˜† 😯

  222. brew808 March 17, 2009 8:44 pm

    πŸ˜€ Okay, ol’ ❀ O’Sporty ❀ one! πŸ˜†

  223. O'SportsΒ© March 17, 2009 8:53 pm


    I’m glad you’ll be there. Be good to see you again.


    Onarock is right. The butterfish stew is good. I tried it because of a recommendation I read on the blog about a month ago. Was it you, Onarock, that made that recommendation? I usually eat the stone pot with the raw ground beef or the salad with raw fish on top. (I don’t know how to spell it)

  224. Ralph March 17, 2009 8:55 pm

    Brew the attire got to wait, Tsai got a 10% pay reduction this quarter, Wena and the kids are priorities and besides, he dresses like the rest of us tsaikos

  225. Colomaohana March 17, 2009 8:55 pm

    garret: re #204: you know where I can get one of those babies?? Not for mosquitos, though….

  226. brew808 March 17, 2009 8:59 pm

    πŸ™„ Ol’ ❀ O’Sports ❀ …eats “stone” pot?!! 😯 πŸ˜† πŸ˜•

  227. brew808 March 17, 2009 9:02 pm

    Colomaohana wants …. “one of those babies”? 😯 Don’t you already have seven!?! 😯 πŸ™„ πŸ˜†

  228. brew808 March 17, 2009 9:06 pm

    Ralph – Actually, ST looked pretty good a couple of weeks ago in his red polo shirt. Last week was okay in the black. Today…. the unbuttoned brown…. 😯 πŸ™„ 😯

    On the other hand, Princess looked fabulous – like royalty…. especially with her tiara! And Coach Coolen…. well… it’s hard to go wrong with UH attire! πŸ˜€

  229. SteveM March 17, 2009 9:12 pm

    brew808 — if you’re going to whoooosh through UNLV in September, stay with us at Hooters (hey, it’s close to the airport 😐 ). We leave early Sunday morning for SFO.

  230. vander d1ε³Ά March 17, 2009 9:19 pm


    I’m sorry I can’t get the same $8 group discount like last time. The game will probably be a sellout again and I don’t blame them for trying to maximize their revenue. BUT, I will still try and get some kind of deal.

    If you managed to get some shade this time, that would be plenty enough of a deal for me!

    Sideline works for me….

  231. O'SportsΒ© March 17, 2009 9:20 pm


    The stone pot helps me keep my lead foot in shape.

  232. SteveM March 17, 2009 9:35 pm

    d1ε³Ά — no worries about shade. My calendar shows that Sept. 19 is the day after new moon. Hmmm, that’s why my cruise was so cheap…no romantic moon-lite sea to watch. πŸ™

  233. Mcd1ε³Ά March 17, 2009 9:55 pm


    I doubt that the visiting fans would get tix in anything close to shade in Sam Boyd Stadium unless kick-off was well after sunset.
    Last time the pre-game was brutal! I’m sure it certainly helped their beer sales!
    The result of having all those people pounding beers and then sitting in the the direct sun probably didn’t help the security staff either!

  234. al β„’ March 17, 2009 11:33 pm

    duffer (iPhone):

    March 17th, 2009 at 4:26 pm
    whitey’s back! Just saw him @ the airport.

    was he smiling?

  235. Pomai March 18, 2009 12:27 am

    Good news about FLTed, Ted as one of the few east coast Tsai-kos we need you back an strong as ever. GO WARRIORS

  236. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER March 18, 2009 3:11 am

    Rich2175- $35 sidelines is veddy goot!

  237. wafan March 18, 2009 3:15 am

    A fine post green day everyone!!!

  238. LK (Miami) March 18, 2009 4:17 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos, Tsaikettes and O’SportsΒ©,

    The USA vs Puerto Rico game last night was awesome, easily the best baseball finish I’ve seen live. The Puerto Rico fans were amazing, standing, (organized) chanting and (organized) singing for almost the entire game. They put the rest of us to shame, right up until David Wright hit the game winning, walk off, dink shot that fell fair by just a few feet down the right field foul line.

    The celebration was electric with the players mobbing Wright and the pile moving from home plate all the way out to shallow left field. The departing home team fans were chanting all the way out of Dolphin stadium “U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!”

    Shane “The Flyin’ Hawaiian” Victorino had a great game, going 3 for 4 and energizing the USA team with his hustle. I tried in vain to find a Team USA jersey with “50 Victorino” but it was not available at both the team store at the stadium and the online site. So we settled for a plain replica jersey, that my wife can use as a “jacket.”

    Will be looking for a D. Bess jersey at the local Wal-Mart before we depart today.

  239. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER March 18, 2009 6:28 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Hi LK! Thanks for the scoops – good luck finding a DB jersey!

  240. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER March 18, 2009 7:03 am

    Where everyone stay???
    Too much St. Patty’s Day???

  241. Buffoman March 18, 2009 7:06 am

    All, I stand corrected, I meant basketball, women’s basketball, but the crux of the article is that the athletic program in general is in financial trouble. You’re correct when you state that women’s volleyball and football are the cash cows, but look at the numbers in both sides of the ledger: The cash cows are getting thinner (less revenue in women’s volleyball, growing expenses). Without the Sugar Bowl injection the revenue stream for football is also declining.

    Those cash cows alone cannot sustain the other programs. There will be red ink.

    Thus my point, if there are sides to the issue protecting their own turf, that would ultimately lead to collapse. All parties in the matter having to do with athletics at the UH from entitled women’s to the cash cows have to sit at the table and figure it out, and really do it beyond what has been traditional means to address the problem as tradition is not helping.

    So, my apologies on “volleyball” instead of “basketball”, and yes I did read the article and I have been following the Advertiser’s articles on the fate of the program.

  242. djmitcho March 18, 2009 7:07 am

    Good Morning Liz! Good Morning Tsaikoville! Hope everyone has a good day. Going to watch the Spokane Shock play a pre-season game tonight, so I’ll be able to watch Jason Rivers and Hercules Satele play tonight. I’ll give everyone an update after the game or even during the game if JRiv scores

  243. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER March 18, 2009 7:13 am

    Awesome, djmitcho!

    GO (former) WARRIORS!!!

  244. Kekoa March 18, 2009 7:15 am

    LK (Miami) ~ You are a lucky buggah! You get to see a classic ball game, amongst hardened fans of the sport, and leave with a heart pounding USA victory cheer ringing in your head!…Priceless!

  245. Kekoa March 18, 2009 7:18 am

    djmitcho ~ Das goin’ be one SHOCKAH! Keep us posted. (Make sure you are grounded)

  246. Kekoa March 18, 2009 7:28 am

    Hiya Liz! ~ Won’t be able to make da Pipleine gig. Already pressed for duty Saturday. Having 3 new screen doors installed and catching heat from cousin Buddy’s gathering that starts soon after that’s done.

    Why is there never enough time to squeeze in more fun stuff!

  247. Da Punchbowl Kid March 18, 2009 7:44 am

    Good Morning All!

  248. LK (tilt) March 18, 2009 7:48 am

    No luck with the jersey,
    You’re right, priceless
    gotta fly, esme and out

  249. midnight March 18, 2009 7:51 am

    One day late but….

    Happy Birthday Esme

  250. djmitcho March 18, 2009 8:15 am

    Gotta make sure I’m grounded for this one. Our season tickets are usually about 1/3 the way up from the field, but for the pre-season game it was first come first serve on seats, so we are in the front row on the boards for this game. Might have to give a forearm to the opposing team if they get too close..hahaha.

  251. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER March 18, 2009 8:22 am

    Kekoa- no worry (sniff… nah nah nah) … hopefully m/m d1 will keep me company.

    Anyone else like go to the Band Champ final and cheer for Ukuleleboi and friends? 2-4pm SATURDAY at Pipeline Cafe. Lemme know so I can get free tix for you.

    LK- bah, too bad. Mebbe NEX in Honolulu may have them by now. I got my Redskins Cooley jersey there.


  252. AIG Exec. March 18, 2009 9:05 am

    Can’t believe that they are asking me return my bonus. I earned it. I only got $1.5 million last week Friday, and that is all that I am getting. The average bonus check for my position at other companies in my industry is between 2.5 to 6.5 million dollars. Boy am I getting ripped off.

  253. AIG Exec. March 18, 2009 9:06 am

    Oops, wrong blog.

  254. (Jesse)James March 18, 2009 9:14 am

    Good morning Tsaikos….hope everyone has a good day…

  255. homey β„ž March 18, 2009 9:37 am

    Good morning folks! It’s a good thing green beer does not produce green shishi. That would have amazed me.

  256. Committed Road Warrior March 18, 2009 10:21 am


  257. homey β„ž March 18, 2009 10:32 am

    la ti da…let’s see…anyone watch American Idol or Dancing with the Stars last night?

  258. duffer March 18, 2009 10:43 am

    Here’s a picture of the kid playing in a golf match. Other than misspelling his name and a incorrect score…hey alls good!

  259. duffer March 18, 2009 10:46 am

    Here’s another story……

  260. Kekoa March 18, 2009 10:55 am

    Duffer ~ Dean, Parker & Tadd are gonna have to make room for the *kid!*

  261. al β„’ March 18, 2009 11:08 am

    what was the kid’s score?

  262. Just Saying March 18, 2009 11:12 am

    somebody had a little too much to drink last night…..AUWE!

  263. A-House March 18, 2009 11:30 am

    OK, doggone it, jm2375 – how come you no “bang” the cans loudly so the chickens near ST’s house make plenty noise so he wakes up?

    As we, MasaBoy and I passed ST’s house at 6:15 am, MasaBoy says, Stephen, wake up? Where’s the new post?

    ST, got new post coming or are we out of luck?

  264. duffer March 18, 2009 11:59 am

    what was the kid’s score?


    37 from the tips!

    And yes whitey was SMILING! πŸ™‚

    Don’t let #2 outta your sight!

  265. makani March 19, 2009 7:12 am

    I think you got wrong info that Hilo guy is born in September.

  266. Promotional items March 20, 2009 10:55 pm

    What’s the song of the commercial about the football match between brazil and Portugal?
    You know that commercial and it’s very well-known.
    Figo takes the ball from the referee before the game begins.
    And he simply uses the tricks of the ball through Ronaldo’s two legs.

  267. Beachside Tennis March 22, 2009 9:25 pm

    This is fantastic internet tool has become at this time i appreciate that google has really helped the people in the getting touch fraction of second
    thans for sharing the indescribable tools.

  268. Bingo Live March 23, 2009 6:39 pm

    really video has become the now a days premier resource of propagating the information among the people and users.

  269. Bingo Night Live March 23, 2009 10:36 pm

    I think one of the most important parts of defense is positioning. I would put an emphasis on that and staying in your position. I would also teach them to contain and not just poke at the offensive players. I think those two things are pretty simple.

  270. bingo play live March 24, 2009 8:00 pm

    Now at this time video has become the important tools for chatting, giving demo of business, product or project models.

  271. John Vander Wal March 31, 2009 9:42 am

    John Vander Wal…

    UH softball coach Bob Coolen is today’s guest on the Warrior Beat video show at noon. Jared Alexande […]…

  272. Ex Back April 9, 2009 3:45 pm

    The style of writing is very familiar . Did you write guest posts for other bloggers?

  273. Waterson April 15, 2009 5:23 am

    hello is cool

Comments are closed.