Couple of minutes with … Colt Brennan

Colt Brennan is on the move.
In the past week, he has criss-crossed the Mainland twice, taking care of business in California, and completing a move in Virginia from a one-bedroom apartment to a townhouse.
But Brennan, who will arrive in Hawai‘i Tuesday for a series of functions, took a couple of minutes to discuss Warrior history.
The best UH football player?
“That’s a good question. I would think it was the guy who played for San Francisco and won all of those Super Bowls — Jesse. He’s the most notable, to me.”
The best he’s ever played alongside?
“It’s kind of biased when you ask who’s the best ever. You can measure it it on a scale of what a player did statistically and career-wise. I never felt more comfortable on a football field in my life than when Nate Ilaoa was standing right next to me. There’s something about Nasti. When he was on the field next to me, I never felt more comfortable or more confident.”
His favorite UH team?
“We got so much love for our last year (in 2007) because we went 12-0. But my junior year, that was the best football team I’ve ever been on in my life. Hands down. We sent like six or seven guys to the league on defense. We never realized my junior year how good we were really were. The following year, we realized we were a good football team. Not as good as we were the year before, but we could beat the teams we were playing. That’s how we won the close games.”
Because Alabama vacated its victory over UH in 2006, the Warriors technically went 12-2 and 12-1 in Brennan’s final two seasons.
“Put that in the paper. I like that. I want to frame that.”
On finding a rental bargain:
“I moved into a place that’s a lot bigger but for a lot less price. I went from an apartment to a townhome. This place is, like, $300 less in rent.”
Bargain hunting?
“I think people get confused. Football is not like basketball or baseball. There’s not a lot of guaranteed money. As far as the minimum (salary) goes, we make a lot less than basketball and baseball players. Everyone thinks you’re making a lot of money, living the big life. But, really, right now, you don’t know when your next paycheck is coming when you’re a guy like me. It’s not a lot compared to a lot of the guys who are in the locker room with you. Basically, they say to treat your first contract like your last contract. You save it and save it. Hopefully, you get to a second contract. If you get a second contract, it’s usually means you’re getting paid.”

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The things you find on the Internet. Guess the identity of this blog reader:


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Kapolei head coach Darren Hernandez said Chad Lopati, who signed with UH in February, will attend Arizona Western Junior College this year.
Lopati did not meet the requirements to attend UH this year.
That left him with these options: 1) Sit out the season while trying to earning a qualifying SAT score. 2) Attend a four-year college that does nof offer football, then transfer to UH in August 2010. 3) Go to a JC.
“He wanted to play football (this year),” Hernandez said of Lopati’s choice.
Hernandez added: “It won’t be easy. Going the JC route is a risky route. You have to perform academcially in a short amount of time.”
As a non-qualifier, Lopati would need to earn an associate degree and accumulate at least 48 transferrable credits to be eligible to play at a Division I school. Because scholarship offers come with expiration dates, by enrolling at a JC, Lopati essentially becomes a free agent.
If Lopati plays well, as expected, “there will be a whole lot of schools coming after him (in two years),” Hernandez said.
Lopati will report to Arizona Western later this month. At 6 feet 2 and 248 pounds, Lopati is listed as a middle linebacker.
“The coach called me,” Hernandez said. “(Lopati) is penciled in as the starter.”

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Here’s Blaze Soares chatting with Midori7:



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It appears graduate assistant Michael Smith will accept a summer internship with the New York Jets. Smith played for the Ravens, and their former defensive coordinator, Rex Ryan, is now the head coach of the J-E-T-S. Smith will be back in time to prep for the start of UH’s training camp.

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I wonder if UH Intramurals has flag football. The Warriors could field a team with Smith, graduate assistant Craig Stutzmann and student assistant Nate Ilaoa.

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Laura (Chee) Pennington sends us the (belated) word that Mililani A won the state Pinto baseball championship. Congrats. Here they are:


  1. BigWave96744 July 3, 2009 12:02 am

    Happy Birthday to former UH recruit Christian Vasconcellos….

    On this day:
    The Old Farmer’s Almanac notes today as the beginning of the “Dog Days of Summer”
    1884 – Dow Jones published its 1st stock average.

    Born on this Day:
    1956 – Montel Williams
    1962 – Tom Cruise

    The World Lost:
    1971 – Jim Morrison
    1993 – Don Drysdale

  2. BigWave96744 July 3, 2009 12:05 am

    Watching one of my favorite movies….. Grease
    Thinking about the waves I’ll be catching in less than 5 hours

  3. Stephen Tsai July 3, 2009 12:08 am

    I loved Grease.
    Best scene: Brusha, brusha, brusha …

  4. Ralph July 3, 2009 12:11 am

    top five and liz is asleep on the colt watch

  5. Stephen Tsai July 3, 2009 12:12 am

    We’re gonna try and buy a table for next Thursday’s dinner. If Liz joins us, she can chat with Colt all she likes.

  6. Long Time UH Fan July 3, 2009 12:14 am

    Yup, Colt, that 2006 team was a really good team!

  7. Ralph July 3, 2009 12:15 am

    Christian is a former UH fb player, did he ever register at UH out of Damien..

  8. Long Time UH Fan July 3, 2009 12:18 am


    Got my UH kicking BYU butt fix in the 2001 game on that DVD you sent me. Brought back many memories. Many mahalos!

  9. Ralph July 3, 2009 12:19 am

    California is the 8th largest economy in the world, larger than Russia and Brazil…and they are broke, paying with IOU’s.

  10. BigWave96744 July 3, 2009 12:25 am

    I CV is a former recruit, not player

  11. TChahng [오키나와] July 3, 2009 12:27 am

    Good Morning Tsai-kos! Love that Nate Ilaoa quote by CB.

  12. BigWave96744 July 3, 2009 12:48 am

    I remember seeing Grease for the first time at the old Marina Theater (where Red Lobster is now located)… The year was 1978, I was in King School and I think Pride was a Freshman at UH… and Stephen was in ???

  13. al ™ July 3, 2009 1:20 am

    nasti nate…..just loved to watch this guy play. definitely a freak. a freak in the sense of the word, how he could move like he did with his stature was just freakish.

    his blocking was undescribable. his ability to catch the ball. just a gifted individual. his vision of the field and game must have developed in slow motion for him.

    i think he and colt really understood the run and shoot better than anyone else.

    unfortunately, he may have reported a bit out of shape in the eyes of eagles. what surprised me was that no one really picked him up to give him a second chance.

    he once told a family member that the seahawks promised him a tryout the following year. but, that never happened.

    a case of wrong place at the wrong time.

  14. roysan16 July 3, 2009 3:24 am

    This JD response here I don’t’s so empty.

    “Hawai’i athletic director Jim Donovan declined to say whether Trapasso had talked to him about the UW job and referred questions to Trapasso”.

    This response I read in today’s HA sport’s section. And it makes me what to scream at the AD. For what is so hard to say yes or no I have or haven’t conferred with Trapaso. Why is the AD so reticent and reserved in this response? Yet he freely answers that “no” Washington hasn’t notified him. And he also freely opinionated that he thought the UW job was a good fit for Trapaso…(huh?) If the AD opted not to answer the question concerning if Trapaso has talked to him, but instead refers this question back to the Trapaso that shows a very bad quality of leadership on the AD’s part.That’s my opinion of the AD.

    Furthermore, if JD is restricted on what he can or cannot comment…then he would also know that the Trapaso wouldn’t be able to comment, too. Then if this were the case why would he suggest question be referred back to Trapaso. The fact that in the same article JD is acknowledging to two other facts about Trapaso (UW not notifying him, Trapaso being a good fit for UW)..and yet he can’t answer the first question posed to him about whether if Traposo has talked to him about the UW job is hard for me to phantom and understand.

  15. djmitcho July 3, 2009 4:50 am

    Good Morning All! Happy Aloha Friday! Hope everyone has a good holiday weekend.

  16. ai-eee-soos July 3, 2009 5:40 am

    Welcome home, Colt.

  17. Dirty Commish July 3, 2009 5:59 am

    Woo hoo! Three day weekend!!! WHY AM I UP??????

    Oh wow. What’s up with TImmy Chang getting arrested? Saw it on the KGMB morning news.

  18. C rM July 3, 2009 6:03 am

    Good morning tsaikos.

    U lookin for me?
    Busy yesterday.

  19. Southbay July 3, 2009 6:04 am

    I love the part where it says it’s a lot less in rent … and it’s $300 less. Good head on his shoulders.

  20. LizKauai [hnl] Asus July 3, 2009 6:13 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    ‘Mornin, Colt, nice to wake up with you!

    Bwahahaha, Ralph….

    NASTI! Woohoo!

    Last evening I found a longtime Redskins fan on our spiritual walk. That was awesome (I blogged about it and fell asleep).

    ST- Thursday, huh? Can Kymry come too? When is Colt coming to Kauai?

  21. LizKauai [hnl] Asus July 3, 2009 6:17 am

    Hi C rM!

    Colt’s momma raised him right- Yea Betsy! Terry too. I still remember that one game…”Colt, what are you doing?”

    Gotta give Timmy a chance to tell his version before making a big deal out of the arrest…

  22. oldie July 3, 2009 6:21 am


    Glad you enjoyed the DVD. My friend, Dim Sum, tells me that he has a few more gems on video tape. We are talking about putting a couple of those on DVD and offering to Tsaikos at the same price (free of course). Stay tuned.

  23. oldie July 3, 2009 6:27 am


    Welcome back! Thank you for being, along with Barack Obama, one of the best ambassadors for Hawaii

    Good luck on season 2 with the ‘Skins. I hope a great pre-season leads to better things for you.

  24. ai-eee-soos July 3, 2009 6:29 am

    Why all the hu-hu about Trap interviewing ? (from yesterday)

    When he was under his 4-yr contracts, he interviewed more than once.

    He was looking for something better, then. He can look for something better now.

    He still has a high paying job, with perks, for one more year.

    I don’t feel sorry for him.

  25. Da Punchbowl Kid July 3, 2009 6:34 am

    Top Twennyfive?

  26. Kekoa July 3, 2009 6:36 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka Tsaiko Village People!

    Hiya Liz ~ Sometimes we forget that Dr. Ralph is here to ‘nudge’ us into taking better care of ourselves. However, his advice is also listed as some of the measures that can cause bursitis. Here is what other experts in the field of medicine note:

    What causes bursitis?
    Bursitis is commonly caused by:

    ■Overuse and repeated movements. These can include daily activities such as using tools, gardening, cooking, cleaning, and typing at a keyboard.

    That last item I suspect is what really puts the pressure on your shoulders. Hunched over a keyboard 24/7 both at work and at play is not helping you!

    I’m not saying Dr. Ralph is wrong…on the contrary. Part of his advice is actually included in the suggested treatment. Huh?…come again?

    Yep, these same health experts say that, “Rest, ice packs on the affected area for 10 or 15 minutes a session and non-inflammatory drugs such as Ibuprofen or aspirin are essential.”

    They also continued to say: “Do range-of-motion exercises each day.” “If your bursitis is in or near a joint, gently move your joint through its full range of motion, even during the time that you are resting the joint area. This will prevent stiffness in your joint. As the pain goes away, continue range-of-motion exercises and add other exercises to strengthen the muscles around your joint.” Just what Dr. Ralph suggested!

    Bottom line in all that doctorial advice? There’s still some wiggle room for your favorite assortment of *Noodles!*

    Have a great day Liz, we’ll see you this weekend at Bay View. You can do a little range of motion on the Golf Range. Hehehehe…

  27. Blackie July 3, 2009 6:37 am

    Good luck, Colt, on the upcoming training camp and season.

  28. Da Punchbowl Kid July 3, 2009 6:38 am

    Well Auryte!! Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂

    Colt is da Man. My favorite player EVER!!!

    Auntie Liz wants to know if she can stay in one of your extra rooms when she comes to visit. 😆

  29. LizKauai [hnl] Asus July 3, 2009 6:59 am

    Kekoa- Mahalo for the advice! The Dr. yesterday said no ice- HEAT.
    MeiLing has me on the calendar for a massage tomorrow 🙂


    ‘k up and attem.

    Will catch up on yesterday’s blog soon.


  30. Kekoa July 3, 2009 7:01 am

    C rM ~ Here’s that link from yesterday. The other officers should see this. It’s another warning to tourist who are perfect targets for this one.

    All quiet on the ceded lands for now. Homesteaders party noises will ramp up this weekend. (Van loads of fireworks will be backing into driveways soon). You and the other officers will have a busy weekend keeping law and order at the fairgrounds. Keep your head on a swivel.

  31. C rM July 3, 2009 7:32 am

    thanks i watched it, pretty smooth.

    Hi Liz

  32. C rM July 3, 2009 7:38 am

    Jason (math wizard)
    can you figure this out or explain how this works?
    it’s pretty neat how some people have too much time on their hands.

    Don’t tell me your age; you probably would tell a falsehood anyway -but the Hershey Man will know!

    This is pretty neat.
    It takes less than a minute .
    Work this out as you read ..
    Be sure you don’t read the bottom until you’ve worked it out!
    This is not one of those waste of time things, it’s fun.

    1. First of all, pick the number of times a week that you would like to have chocolate (more than once but less than 10)

    2. Multiply this number by 2 (just to be bold)

    3. Add 5

    4. Multiply it by 50 — I’ll wait while you get the calculator

    5. If you have already had your birthday this year add 1759 ..
    If you haven’t, add 1758.

    6. Now subtract the four digit year that you were born.

    You should have a three digit number
    The first digit of this was your original number
    (I.e.., how many times you want to have chocolate each week).
    The next two numbers are
    YOUR AGE! (Oh YES, it is!!!!!)

  33. Stephen Tsai July 3, 2009 7:41 am

    Colt actually is going to Kauai.
    There’s a clinic there this coming week, I’m thinking Monday through Thursday.
    I think Colt might be making a one-day appearance. Not sure which day, but I would guess Wednesday.
    But UH isn’t announcing anything, especially on Oahu, because it doesn’t want to have to alert over-zealous school officials, who always want to take forever to review things.

  34. MeiLing July 3, 2009 7:45 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka! Aloha Friday!

    ooo, LizK, you’ll get to catch Colt on Kauai….

  35. wafan July 3, 2009 7:53 am

    Happy Aloha Friday to all!

  36. wafan July 3, 2009 7:54 am

    Hmmmmm, Colt on Kauai and Liz on Oahu.

  37. Stephen Tsai July 3, 2009 7:55 am

    Kimo and the crew suckin’ up the brew
    pulehu meat smoking on the side
    All the surfers are
    while the highschool are a-poppin’
    down Kaluakaua for a ride.
    It’s Aloha Friday, no work ’til Monday.
    Doo be doo, doo doo be, doo be doo be doo be doo!

  38. wafan July 3, 2009 7:56 am

    Off to accupuncture session for the back pain.

    I always wanted to be a pin-cushion.

  39. Stephen Tsai July 3, 2009 7:57 am

    Let’s not forget Calvin from Kona who now lives on Oahu.

  40. Stephen Tsai July 3, 2009 7:59 am

    So I have Blaze call Midori7, and Ms. Cool pulls a Bill Buckner. She says: “Hi, Mr. Soares.”

  41. koakane™ July 3, 2009 8:01 am

    gooda morning hawaii nei 8) sun is shinning and look like its going to be a fine 4th of July weekend.

    first shout out to frank25, pb and all the others that provide this safe haven for us. mahalo plenty 😀

    howzit to all early risers lizk, dpk, C rM, Kekoa, tsai,

  42. d1島 July 3, 2009 8:01 am

    Great Morning All!

    Nice catching up with CB.
    Hope he manages some quality R&R while he’s here.

    Yes in deedy….

  43. koakane™ July 3, 2009 8:03 am

    tsai kinda of joyous this morning, never went to sleep last night and working on limited fuel bwhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  44. d1島 July 3, 2009 8:03 am

    Did “Mr Soares” then expect to be asked if his car warranty has expired? 😆

  45. koakane™ July 3, 2009 8:04 am

    ok d1 beat me to dah song, morning guy working. stopped by costco last night the gas place look like and empty lot

  46. MeiLing July 3, 2009 8:07 am


    #30, bet that first came from my aunty to Diana’s cousin…


    You’ll have to tell me if you’ve found a good acupuncturist.

  47. d1島 July 3, 2009 8:09 am


    No doubt that higher gas prices mean erryboddy cut back on the driving….

  48. oldie July 3, 2009 8:09 am


    Just read an article about Rex Ryan and your team, the J-E-T-S in SI. Seems to be very intense guy, but also a player’s coach. Kind of reminds me of Coach Mack. With him and Mark Sanchez on board, it should be some season for your J-E-T-S.

  49. C rM July 3, 2009 8:09 am

    Happy early 4th of July to you my brother.
    Thanks for protecting our country and giving us independence.

  50. d1島 July 3, 2009 8:09 am

    So will there be a contest for Jacko Memorial tickets?

  51. koakane™ July 3, 2009 8:11 am

    d1 the new sam station is packed

  52. d1島 July 3, 2009 8:11 am

    C rM,

    Was looking for clarification on the TC situation last night. (arrest for robbery)

    Also, one moa beeg shout out for Pauoa Boy!

  53. C rM July 3, 2009 8:13 am

    North Korea
    Bring it on, we heard you launching the missle between 7-4-09 and 7-8-09. My brother Frank going shoot you down.

    All you Tsaikos just be ready for evacuation plan.

  54. koakane™ July 3, 2009 8:14 am

    d1 btw give my regards to erdman spent many a good time just down the road at the episcopal site camp mokuleia. which by the way is owned and used plenty by Iolani, Priory and Punahou schools back in da days.

  55. C rM July 3, 2009 8:16 am

    What up d1 and koakane.
    Gas prices can go up, but do not increase liquid beverage prices.
    We need our daily dose of vitamin B.

  56. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc July 3, 2009 8:17 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka Kakou:

    Just got our new season ticket assignment – not sure if they’re better than what we had before – just different. Section PP Blue above the student section. Last season we were in the South End Zone – Orange Section C. I suspect that we won’t be able to see the Jumbotron from our seats.

    Looking forward to seeing folks tomorrow – along with playing some miniature golf. Back in the day – w-a-a-ay-y-y-y-y back – I used to get up at 5 am to play (real) golf five days a week, but then I had to start earning a living and never played again. Maybe in my end days, I should take it up again instead of doing so much volunteer work.

    Speaking of which: Don’t forget that the Second Annual Family Promise Summer Barbecue is on Sunday, July 12, from 5 to 7 pm. Family Promise is a ecumenical initiative to help homeless families find permament housing along with a variety of services. Currently, more than 50 different churches & temples here on O`ahu representing all major faiths take part in the program. Additional details out on Sunday.

    Time to get ready for still another veterinarian appointment and then later today for me a referral to a periodontist – did I spell that right?

    If at all possible, we’re going to go work out before heading back into town for the evening’s festivities.

    Have a great weekend.

  57. Stephen Tsai July 3, 2009 8:19 am

    That sure was a strange charge against Chang.
    I’m sure either 1) the investigation will never be completed and he’ll never be charged. 2) he buys the guy a new camera and they hug it out.
    I’d go with a unique strategy. I would say I acted in self defense because the video would cause me harm — emotional, psychological, take your pick.
    And then we’d hug it out.

  58. roysan16 July 3, 2009 8:21 am

    When I looked at Michelle’s pairing in the first two rounds of this tournament with Jiyai Shin I have to think this was a good fit for her. It also may have stirred the competitive juices a little in Michelle. For Jiyai, like Michelle, is also a rookie on the tour. And is also Korean. And for the 6’1″ Michelle looking down at the 5’1″ Jiyai is a misconception (in more ways then one) because Jiyai is being touted for both rookie of the year and player of the year. Michelle was quoted as saying she enjoyed golfing with Jiyai, but I think it could be a good rivalry thing developing, which hopefully will spark Michelle to higher heights.

    Michelle Wie, 33-32=65, -6
    Hole 12, 395-yard par 4: birdie, 3-wood to nine feet
    Hole 13, 355-yard par 4: birdie, 5-wood to 40 feet
    Hole 14, 184-yard par 3: birdie, 60iron to five feet
    Hole 15, 389-yard par 4: bogey, driver into trees, two-putt to 30 feet
    Hole 16, 400-yard par 4: birdie, pitching wedge tap in
    Hole 17, 513-yard par 5: 3-wood to seven feet
    Hole 7, 575-yard par 5: 5-iron to 40 feet
    Hole 9, 375-yard par 4: birdie, 3-wood to 10 feet

    JASON TAYLOR: Michelle, thanks for joining us in the media center here at the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic. You finished at 6-under-par in the opening round, so just talk a bit about your day.
    MICHELLE WIE: You know, it was a lot of fun playing, especially playing with Jiyai. You know, it was a lot of fun playing with her. You know, I thought I played pretty solid. A couple of the wedge shots could have been a lot closer.

    Q. I believe 65 is one of your best rounds this year. Does it feel like that?
    MICHELLE WIE: You know, I was just focusing on each shot. I didn’t really have a score in my mind. I just thought I would give myself some good opportunities and hit some greens and make some putts.

    Q. On the bogey on 15, with the risk and reward on this course, do you ever consider not hitting driver at all?
    MICHELLE WIE: You know, I think that there are places where I can hit driver, but you know, there are places where I do hit 3-wood. On some holes, there is an advantage to hit drivers, so I am comfortable to hitting driver. It’s all about what hits it.

    Q. Where do you feel the best part of your game is?
    MICHELLE WIE: I think the best part of today was just the rhythm and the tempo. I was just going along, you know, hitting fairways and green and making putts. I think the mental part was the best part today, really more than anything else. You know, I felt really good out there, and really confident.

    Q. It seems like this year, you have one bad hole, or one bad round per tournament. Today you haven’t had that. Any concept for how that happens? Is it mental, your energy, or something, when that happens?
    MICHELLE WIE: Well, you know, I don’t want to make such a big deal out of it. You know, everyone has bad holes. Like I said, I think the mental part was the best part today. I felt calm and confident, and just in a good rhythm. You know, it’s just that you’re going to have bad holes, and you’re good to have good holes. I think you made a good point, you know, there was a chance for me to make a double on 15, and I didn’t. You just have to play smart sometimes, determine your risk and reward, and hopefully I won’t have that little streak. I just have to keep doing what I’m doing. I have to get better on the wedges and just keep hitting fairways and greens.

  59. koakane™ July 3, 2009 8:29 am

    Gas prices can go up, but do not increase liquid beverage prices.
    We need our daily dose of vitamin B.

    mistah C dat is automatic.

  60. Da Punchbowl Kid July 3, 2009 8:30 am

    Let’s hope that Michelle can keep things on track. She’s really overdue for a win IMHO. I’m gonna DVR her today and watch it when I get back from running errands.

  61. duffer July 3, 2009 8:30 am

    WOW, Today’s a STATE holiday. Why am I working? For free no less!

  62. koakane™ July 3, 2009 8:31 am

    well got to go and do some honey do lists catch you’all lattas

    play nice, be good and take care each oddah.

  63. Momo July 3, 2009 8:31 am

    It was nice to have garret home and me on forced retirement. So we had lots of time to catch up with the grand kids. Got the cold last week and it knock me over with body ache and lots of mucus. I am over it now… Hello to you all

    Set a trap and caught two wild pigs about 50 pounds. Let me know if you want the next one. Email me at if you are my next cheif…..

  64. koakane™ July 3, 2009 8:32 am

    duffer you must be on the delayed furlough plan bwhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa or either still stuck on the dark side roflmfao

  65. Stephen Tsai July 3, 2009 8:33 am

    The copy editor who wrote the headline focused on the key word “robbery,” which is the legal term, although the details clearly show it’s a property-damage case.
    Certain words trigger certain thoughts, and when you see robbery, you think John Dillinger.
    Or O.J. in Las Vegas.
    So I think that was a misleading headline.

  66. koakane™ July 3, 2009 8:33 am

    really got to go now so alllllllllllllllllllllllooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhha

  67. Stephen Tsai July 3, 2009 8:35 am

    I think a deferred-furlough plan was the way to go, especially in light of yesterday’s action. I hope those who took the furloughs receive compensation.

  68. chawan_cut July 3, 2009 8:36 am

    good to see that Colt is saving his $. smart.

    if you talk to Colt again while he’s in town, can you ask how his lego is doing? does it need repair? i didn’t glue it down so i bet pieces fell off.


  69. NorthShoreFan July 3, 2009 8:37 am

    Aloha Tsai-kos! Guuuuud moning!

    Belated Congrats to the Choy’s! and Happy B-day to Midori7!
    Mahalos to Koakane for the years of service. Everyday is a Saturday now and it is well deserved!

    Wanted to give a shout out to all of those who have served and are serving our country! BIG MAHALO to all! We sometimes take them for granted and not realize how difficult the mission is. I for one appreciate your commitment to duty, honor and sacrafice. Let’s take some time tomorrow and reflect on the things we have because of the long history of the sacrifices that had to be made. Offer a prayer/wish for their safe keeping

    Seems like coach Trap has the “continental fever” and has been itching to get back to the BIG island for a while. Can’t blame him. Budget cuts, short contract (= no confidence), support base wishy washy…etc.
    Lot of people would be looking for better pastures in at this point.

    Uku pile mango leaves await transportation to the dump, hedges need to be trimmed, lawn will swallow the dog if not cut…..what relaxing Fourth of July?!?!!!
    Anyhoo, get to have a cold Rolling Rock after…

    Have a Safe and Happy Fourth weekend Tsai-kos!

    Cold Rolling Rock? Got some charcoal, got some great looking kalbi from Palama…super sweet fresh corn from the farmer nest to my house.. mango leaves, hedges, lawn mower…?@#?!?? Pu’uiki Beach looks so calm and refreshing….3 day weekend?
    maybe..let the mango leaves mulch, good fo da environment, hedge can hide the mango leaves, tie one flag to da dog so can find her in the grass..

    Well we all need to be flexible with our schedules and prioritize…..

  70. Stephen Tsai July 3, 2009 8:39 am

    I still don’t see why the fiscal year can’t be subdivided into quarters to get through the financial crisis.
    If things improve or deteriorate three months from now, why is the state locked into an annual budget?
    That’s why I think it’s always funny how sports teams fall short of meeting “revenue projections.” Set the bar low and you’ll never be disappointed.

  71. Jack Flash July 3, 2009 8:40 am

    You know, that was an informative post, you know. I hope Michelle is taking public speaking classes at Stanford!

  72. Garret July 3, 2009 8:42 am

    To give you an idea of how sick Momo was, he actually had to skip golf one morning with his friends!

  73. C rM July 3, 2009 8:43 am

    good opinion.
    TC did not use force, take the camera and run to keep it for himself. depends what the victim told authorities at the time of incident.
    maybe the victim had a strong grip holding the camera, and when TC pulled it away, the victim felt pain.
    after the investigation, i think it will downgrade to a lesser charge and the victim will decide not prosecute because it’s not a harsh sentence.

  74. Garret July 3, 2009 8:46 am

    I agree that the 2006 team was probably the most talented team UH has had for a long time, and Colt is probably correct that they were the better than the 2007 team. The other big difference between 2006 and 2007 (aside from the obvious schedule difference) is that it seemed to me that the players that returned in 2007 had learned how to win the close games from the battles they had in 2006.

    So, in 2007 UH pulled out some close wins that might have been losses in 2006. Turnovers, mistakes, special teams problems in 2006 were directly responsible for the losses…UH could have won all the 2006 games if it wasn’t for a few plays, and they made the plays in 2007.

  75. NorthShoreFan July 3, 2009 8:46 am

    Stephen, yesterday’s court ruling only starts the process. If and when people get furloughed, they will not get compensated in any way. Got lots of ways to implement cost saving measures. Good to discuss how you do it to minimize any negative actions that must be taken. Those who were furloughed prior to yesterdays ruling will get compensated. Hardly any of them was impacted though.

  76. Garret July 3, 2009 8:47 am

    Of course, I’m excluding the final game of the 2007 season from my analysis…actually that took place in 2008 so the statement “they made the plays in 2007” is valid.

  77. Garret July 3, 2009 8:49 am

    One of Colt’s favorite targets was RGM, and RGM’s team is about to start their season so there are a lot of articles to post today. This one shows the big plans RGM’s head coach has for him.

    In particular, he predicts a breakthrough season for a player who spent most of June standing around or riding an exercise bike — wide receiver Ryan Grice-Mullen. The Dreadhead is over his hamstring injury and is ready to ramble after failing to dress for any of last month’s rehearsals.

    “The guy, I believe, who’s going to have a big year for us is Grice-Mullen,” Buono said. “I haven’t even talked about him. Grice-Mullen can be as explosive a player as there is in this league. You saw that last year in the few games he played. So when you look at a lot of things we’re trying to do — and taking the pressure off Geroy [Simon] is one of them — I do believe we have athletes around him today that can more than do that.”

    Grice-Mullen has only three career and two playoff games under his belt and he doesn’t turn 23 until Sept. 12. He was the youngest player on the team last year.

  78. Garret July 3, 2009 8:50 am

    RGM missed all of the preseason games due to his hamstring injury (probably costing him a camp shot with an NFL team), but he’ll hopefully avoid hamstring problems this season.


    After missing both pre-season games with a hamstring injury, the dreadhead from Hawaii is ready to fly. “He’ll be one of the most explosive players in the league,” predicts Wally Buono. “He’ll take a ton of pressure off Geroy [Simon].”

  79. Garret July 3, 2009 8:51 am

    Article about RGM’s head coach.

    In Wally’s world, receiver Ryan Grice-Mullen emerges as a game-breaker and converted slotback Paris Jackson has a monster year.

  80. Garret July 3, 2009 8:52 am

    ESPN article about the Maui QB camp mentions Manley.

    Andrew Manley

    Strengths: Manley possesses a very good arm; he is a sleeper who should have offers in his future. He possesses great size and good feet. He adapts quickly and applies what he learns to the next rep. He can make all the throws, with consistent drops. Manley is not intimidated by competition.

    Areas for improvement: Manley needs to have consistent throwing mechanics from snap to snap. The ball gets away from him at times because of issues with weight transfer and setup balance. His delivery mechanics are not the same on each throw — can be a bit long, but then quick on the next rep.

  81. Garret July 3, 2009 8:53 am

    The photo of Manley has this caption:

    Andrew Manley could pick up some BCS offers in addition to the one he has from Hawaii.

  82. Garret July 3, 2009 8:54 am

    Texas A&M really had to make some serious cuts to their Athletic Budget…

    Two of the longest-tenured members of the Texas A&M University athletics department lost their jobs Thursday in a budget-cutting move that eliminated 17 positions from the department.

    Billy Pickard and Jim Kotch have a combined 73 years of service in the department. They were casualties of what athletics director Bill Byrne called a reduction in force that was required to complete a $4.5 million budget cut.

    Byrne said in a statement that the athletics department had to eliminate the positions because A&M officials could make only $3.5 million in cuts without reducing personnel.

  83. C rM July 3, 2009 8:55 am

    Every state law varies, here is a definition of robbery.

    The force must be sufficient to effect the transfer of the property from the victim to the robber. It must amount to actual personal violence. The line between robbery and larceny from the person is not always easy to draw. For example, when a thief snatches a purse from the owner’s grasp so suddenly that the owner cannot offer any resistance to the taking, the force involved is not sufficient to constitute robbery. Hence that crime would be larceny. If a struggle for the purse ensues before the thief can gain possession of it, however, there is enough force to make the taking robbery. The same is true of pick-pocketing. If the victim is unaware of the taking, no robbery has occurred and the crime is larceny. But if the victim catches the pickpocket in the act and struggles unsuccessfully to keep possession, the pickpocket’s crime becomes robbery.

    Unless a statute provides otherwise, a robbery cannot be committed without criminal intent. The robber must have a Specific Intent to rob the owner of the property. The element of force or intimidation is not a substitute for the intent to steal.

    The offender’s intent must be determined from his or her words and actions. A person who forcibly takes property by mistake or merely as a joke, without an intent to deprive the owner of the property permanently, is not guilty of robbery. The intent to steal must be present at the time the property is taken, but premeditation is not part of the criminal intent necessary for the commission of robbery.

  84. Garret July 3, 2009 8:56 am

    Utah State was named the most economically efficient Athletic Department in the country.

    The Aggie championship came compliments of the Laboratory for the Study of Intercollegiate Athletics at Texas A&M. A release, this week, said USU was the most economically efficient athletic department in America, thus earning the Excellence in Management Cup.

    “Bang for the buck, so to speak,” said USU athletics director Scott Barnes.

    You’ve got to start someplace, and these days, starting in the accounting office isn’t a bad idea.

    “An award like this brings into focus that we can do more with less overall,” said Barnes.

    USU won no national championships last year. Still, it graded out first, due to conference crowns in soccer, men’s basketball, outdoor men’s track and women’s and men’s cross country.

  85. Stephen Tsai July 3, 2009 8:56 am

    I guess Andrew Manley has to go the Rod Tidwell route. Play out the season and see what happens.

  86. Garret July 3, 2009 8:57 am

    Interesting that going from D-IA to D-IAA may not really save a team any money.

    With Boise State dominating the WAC, and Hawaii and Fresno State making occasional showings, asking USU to win a conference championship is asking a lot. But that doesn’t mean Utah State plans to scale back to FCS (I-AA) football status, either.

    “That isn’t even a consideration of ours,” said Barnes. “Going down (to FCS), in our mind, shouldn’t even be (included) in a sentence with Utah State. It’s not where we’re heading.”

    Barnes said other than the difference in scholarships — 63 rather than 85 — there is little money to be saved by dropping to a smaller division. Travel costs are still high, while the gate guarantees from road games are far below those at the top level. Likewise, there are fewer, less lucrative opportunities with conference revenue sharing, TV and radio contracts.

  87. Garret July 3, 2009 8:58 am

    At least Utah State doesn’t have to worry about cutting back since they kept their expenses so low already.

    His plan is to keep USU a lean, mean championship-winning machine.

    “As budget cutting measures take place all over the country … it bodes well for us, because in essence, it closes the gap,” said Barnes. “Everyone thinks about what universities are doing to cut expenses. Those are things we didn’t have to begin with.”

    In a weak economy, winning a title in frugality might be the sweetest title of all.

  88. Kekoa July 3, 2009 8:59 am


    July 3rd, 2009 at 8:07 am

    #30, bet that first came from my aunty to Diana’s cousin…

    That’s a strong possibility. This time I got it from my cousin the retired cycle cop who thinks he’s the real officer McGruff. He extracts stuff like this off the net and fills my mailbox. There are some gems in there like this one, and others. They are reminders that evil lurks amongst us all.

  89. Garret July 3, 2009 8:59 am

    This article demonstrates why Washington State has such a horrible problem with depth.

    In the past 18 months, at least 25 players have been arrested or charged with offenses that carry possible jail time.

    Before coaching his first game, Wulff must deal with players arrested and scholarships lost. Wulff is paying for the past — for academic casualties under previous coach Bill Doba and for Doba’s failure to hold players accountable for problems off the field.

    In May, the NCAA said WSU failed to meet academic standards in 2006-07 and yanked eight scholarships, among the biggest penalties in the country.

  90. Stephen Tsai July 3, 2009 9:00 am

    C rM:
    Thanks for the clarifications. I just wish they had a more apt label for what he did.

  91. Stephen Tsai July 3, 2009 9:03 am

    I guess fiscal responsibility doesn’t equate to football victories.

  92. Garret July 3, 2009 9:07 am


    That is probably why they changed coaches…though we shouldn’t talk down too much about Utah State because they beat UH last season.

    Winning men’s basketball really impressed me since that is the second biggest revenue sport…and if they could make the NCAAs consistently and win a few games, the payoff for the WAC will be much more than having several teams make non-BCS bowl games. Actually, the WAC loses money on many of their bowl games, but NCAA tournament games bring in $$$ for years.

  93. C rM July 3, 2009 9:09 am

    i think maybe later, after the fact, the victim realized it was TC, and said, just give me one of your signed jerseys and helmet, plus a new camera and we all good. then the hug it out.

  94. Stephen Tsai July 3, 2009 9:12 am

    Hugging it out is good.
    I look forward to JJ and Joe Moore hugging it out one day.

  95. roysan16 July 3, 2009 9:17 am

    Re-Ex-UH quarterback Chang arrested in robbery case

    For the purpose that others don’t make the mistake that Chang made I want to comment on this case.

    First the charges absolutely fit the crime he committed. There are legal consequences for taking from another person’s possession their personal property. Chang did. The article said he wrestled (struggled) the camera off the wrists of the lady taking the video. And then threw the camera on the roof. If everything purported here is true, and if surveillance cameras and other eye witness reports collaborate that Chang did this crime then it should be an easy case for the prosecutor.

    If I’m not mistaken this is a class B felony. This is pretty serious. If he convicted the negative impact alone will eliminate him from being considered for jobs. Add in the fact that most employers, rental agents, loan officers etc. look at a person’s criminal record.

    §708-841 Robbery in the second degree. (1) A person commits the offense of robbery in the second degree if, in the course of committing theft or non‑consensual taking of a motor vehicle:

    (a) The person uses force against the person of anyone present with the intent to overcome that person’s physical resistance or physical power of resistance;

    (b) The person threatens the imminent use of force against the person of anyone who is present with intent to compel acquiescence to the taking of or escaping with the property; or

    (c) The person recklessly inflicts serious bodily injury upon another.

    (2) Robbery in the second degree is a class B felony. [L 1972, c 9, pt of §1; am L 1983, c 68, §2; am L 1986, c 314, §69; gen ch 1993; am L 2006, c 230, §42]

    COMMENTARY ON §§708-840 AND 841

    Basically, robbery appears to consist of both theft and threatened or actual assault. It is significant to note, however, that the theft acts as an incentive to the threatened use of force. Thus the combination of these two criminal activities has a multiplicative, rather than a simple additive effect. This increased risk of harm is one reason why robbery is treated as a separate offense and more severely penalized than the sum of its simple components would seem to indicate.[1] Another reason which has been advanced for the separate treatment of robbery is that the average citizen feels a special degree of affront at the prospect of having his possessions taken through the threat or use of force.[2] In a slightly different vein, it has also been suggested that such an offender “exhibits himself as seriously deviated from community norms, requiring more extensive incapacitation and retraining.”[3]

    When the Legislature adopted the Code in 1972, it consolidated the Proposed Draft’s three degrees of robbery into two degrees. The simple threat or use of force or the reckless infliction of serious bodily injury in the commission of a theft constitutes robbery in the second degree and carries a class B felony sanction. Where the person committing the above acts is armed with a dangerous instrument, or intentionally inflicts serious bodily harm, or attempts to kill, the offense is increased to the first degree and its sanction to a class A felony.

    Previous Hawaii law also recognized two degrees of robbery. Robbery was defined as the “stealing of a thing from the person of another or from his custody or presence, by force or putting him in fear.”[4] Robbery in the first degree was robbery by one armed with a dangerous weapon who injured another in committing the robbery or who, if resisted, intended to kill or injure another.[5] All other robbery was second degree robbery.[6] Thus, the Code’s definitions of the offenses are substantively similar to those of prior Hawaii law; however, the Code’s definitions are more inclusive than prior law and are linguistically correlated with the theft offenses.


    Act 68, Session Laws 1983, amended §§708-840 and 841 so that a person could be charged with robbery if that person, in committing theft, used force intended to overcome any person’s resistance. This amendment was believed necessary because often a property owner is not present when force is used to take that owner’s property. In that case, under prior law the person forcibly taking the property could not have been charged with robbery. Senate Standing Committee Report No. 788.

    Act 68, Session Laws 1998, amended §708-840 by including in the offense of robbery in the first degree, situations where a person knowingly inflicts or attempts to inflict serious bodily injury on another in the course of committing a theft. The legislature believed that since robbery was essentially an assault committed during the course of a theft, the statutory scheme involving the highest degree of robbery, robbery in the first degree, should be consistent with that of the assault statutes, and thus, robbery in the first degree should include both the intentional and knowing states of mind. Act 68 made the offense of robbery in the first degree consistent with the offense of assault in the first degree. House Standing Committee Report No. 1231-98.

    Act 116, Session Laws 2006, amended §708-840, expanding the offense of robbery in the first degree to include using force to commit a theft or threatening imminent use of force against a person during a time of civil defense emergency or during a period of disaster relief. Act 116 penalized the commission of certain crimes during a time of a civil defense emergency proclaimed by the governor or during a period of disaster relief. The legislature found that Hurricanes Katrina and Rita created situations that highlighted the prevalence of opportunistic crimes that can occur during these times. When resources are needed to restore law and order, emergency response aid to victims may be hampered or delayed, leaving victims at an increased risk of bodily injury or death. Stronger measures to control law and order may deter looting and other crimes. Senate Standing Committee Report Nos. 2938 and 3302, Conference Committee Report No. 64-06.

    Act 230, Session Laws 2006, amended §§708-840(1) and 708-841(1) by establishing motor vehicle theft as part of the offenses of robbery in the first and second degrees, respectively. House Standing Committee Report No. 665-06.

  96. Stephen Tsai July 3, 2009 9:22 am

    And after that, they hug it out?

  97. C rM July 3, 2009 9:28 am

    maybe the term fumble should now be called robbery.
    when the robbery turns into a touchdown, just throw the ball to the stands because your intent was not to keep it.

  98. Kekoa July 3, 2009 9:37 am

    Whew!…that calls for a tall cool one AND a hug just having all that legal beagle stuff read to them!

  99. Loa July 3, 2009 9:41 am

    morning gang!

    Stephen – did the boys have to climb the fence today?

  100. C rM July 3, 2009 9:42 am

    back to work gang, check you all later.

  101. Loa July 3, 2009 9:42 am

    Howzit Kekoa – sorry missed you at tsukiji

  102. C rM July 3, 2009 9:43 am

    they climb the fence, it will be trespassing or burglary.

  103. Addahknowsports© July 3, 2009 9:43 am

    you guys are killing me. roflmao.

    Good 3rd of July morning to everyone!

  104. Loa July 3, 2009 9:44 am

    hmmmm…… would that be the two hand hug or the handshake/left hand hug or a combination?

  105. Lloyd July 3, 2009 9:45 am

    good morning Ms. Sports

  106. Dirty Commish July 3, 2009 9:47 am

    Stephen Tsai:
    July 3rd, 2009 at 8:33 am
    The copy editor who wrote the headline focused on the key word “robbery,” which is the legal term, although the details clearly show it’s a property-damage case.
    Certain words trigger certain thoughts, and when you see robbery, you think John Dillinger.
    Or O.J. in Las Vegas.
    So I think that was a misleading headline.

    I would be interested to see what was captured on the video to allegedly have Chang react like that. If he was an active party in the big brouhaha at Pearlridge as implied, would this bring up a whole other set of charges?

    Overall, what a bummer of a story.

    Oh well, nothing like some BBQ to cheer me up.

  107. Addahknowsports© July 3, 2009 9:47 am

    Hi Loa!

  108. Loa July 3, 2009 9:47 am

    C rM – 😆

  109. FloridaTed July 3, 2009 9:47 am

    It’s always refreshing to read about an always down to earth Colt. Are their any doubts that he will go extremely far?

    My question about Timmy Chang is not the bogus robbery. Headline, but rather why he was so concerned about this women filming a brawl at night, I bet that story would be much more interesting.

  110. FloridaTed July 3, 2009 9:49 am

    Brainfart : Their – there.

  111. Loa July 3, 2009 9:50 am

    Hiya Addahknowsports© !

  112. Addahknowsports© July 3, 2009 9:52 am

    Okay Lloyd (aka Loa)….hehehe. Sorry about the mis-hearing. We’ll chat at next event. My hearing will be better by then, that way I won’t mis-hear any of the conversation. Who know’s what I’ll think of you. Nah, nah, nah. 🙂 I hope you enjoyed the luncheon.

  113. Loa July 3, 2009 10:04 am

    Addahknowsports© – had a blast! wore my steel toes just in case 🙂
    was nice to put some faces to the names but even better to hear the voices as well, too bad i had to dig out, next time for sure

  114. Loa July 3, 2009 10:11 am

    Garret –
    enjoyed reading your AM perspective last night,
    for me there’s always two sides to any story

  115. jm2375 July 3, 2009 10:11 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!! Hope you’re all having a great day off!

    Colt is the man!! So humble and grounded.
    Hail to the Redskins!!

    About to take the keed and friend to a movie and beach, if we can find one that’s not totally crowded.

  116. homey ℞ July 3, 2009 10:12 am

    Be on the lookout…

    Friend’s work van stolen, white, license # CAPS8.

  117. Loa July 3, 2009 10:14 am

    d1 – thanks for sharing yesterday’s #131, brought tears to my eyes

    Pauoa Boy, Frank, K. Mark – stay safe bruddahs

  118. bb July 3, 2009 10:15 am

    what roof do i need to climb up on to score me a camera?

  119. Addahknowsports© July 3, 2009 10:16 am


    Cool. Looking forward to it.
    As usual, we closed the place down. We decided to leave so they could clean up our table. So we went outside and made house in the lounge area outside the nice bathrooms. Just like we stay at home. Bwahahaha.

  120. Loa July 3, 2009 10:19 am

    homey ℞ – auwe

    jm2375 – methinks we’re having a special guest on the next WB show

  121. Kekoa July 3, 2009 10:30 am

    Loa ~ Missed you by that much! Everybody was still buzzin’ about you stopping by for lunch by the time I got there. Hehehe…it was all good! I’ll see you at fall practice next month, if not sooner.

  122. Kekoa July 3, 2009 10:39 am

    Loa ~ The funny thing was…most folks never realized that you were at several morning fb practices. Sometimes you were sitting near sj and myki…hiding in plain view! 😎

  123. Stephen Tsai July 3, 2009 11:02 am

    Palin announces she is resigning, effective July 26, because she doesn’t want to be a “lame-duck” governor.
    If that were the case, shouldn’t she announce her resignation on July 26?

  124. C rM July 3, 2009 11:02 am

    What company is van?

  125. Bulla July 3, 2009 11:03 am

    good morning tsaikos,

    happy 4th of july to all, be safe and make memories…been great catching up on all of your posts…..

  126. Stephen Tsai July 3, 2009 11:04 am

    No workouts today. The Mainland guys went back home.

  127. C rM July 3, 2009 11:06 am

    Dirty commish

    Maybe TC looked at watch and had a relapse of grabbing football and throwing it to kill the clock to buy time before he got sacked.
    Rumor has it his friend was in brawl and did not want anyone filming it.

  128. re-poster July 3, 2009 11:15 am

    Hugs to All! 🙂

    ….off to Camp Erdman…..

    maybe a stop off for Mexican lunch in Haleiwa first….Y’arriba!

  129. d1島 July 3, 2009 11:16 am

    Okay, busted 😆

  130. Stephen Tsai July 3, 2009 11:18 am

    No, no, no. It’s just wrong to say that TC gets another interception.

  131. jonj July 3, 2009 11:31 am

    heres alittle update from rivals. Seems to me that calen friel is not a solid commit to hawaii since in none of the all-poly camp articles they mention him committed to hawaii, yet they do say samson anguay and corey lau are committed.

    DE Calen Friel
    6-3/240, Kailua (Hawaii) High
    It is not surprising that Friel holds an offer from the University of Hawaii after camping there recently. In fact, if Friel were able to camp at multiple colleges on the mainland, there’s little doubt that he would have multiple offers at this point. Not only does Friel have a great first step but he has a motor that won’t quit and unlike many of the Hawaii prospects, size is not an issue. At 6-3, 240 pounds, Friel’s size will not scare anybody off. In fact, teamed with his athleticism, Friel’s size is a major asset turning the corner as a weakside defensive end.

  132. SteveM July 3, 2009 11:44 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Good to get Colt reports and rendezvous info. Can we put a GPS tracking device on Liz? 🙂

    Cindy C and NorthShoreFan’s descriptions of beach picnics and camp outs sure brings back good memories…

  133. C rM July 3, 2009 11:49 am

    Incomplete pass. Roughing the passer. Better?

  134. el guapo July 3, 2009 11:56 am

    Stephen Tsai:

    July 3rd, 2009 at 11:02 am
    Palin announces she is resigning, effective July 26, because she doesn’t want to be a “lame-duck” governor.
    If that were the case, shouldn’t she announce her resignation on July 26?

    she must get some benefit by staying on until July 25

  135. al July 3, 2009 12:09 pm

    there’s more than one lame duck governor!!!

  136. al July 3, 2009 12:11 pm

    re-poster do you know lizk?

  137. NoBackbone July 3, 2009 12:13 pm

    Sorry, I don’t have the backbone to say this with my usual Tsai name:

    Any chance of another Governor resigning to end her “lame-duck” status?

  138. Stephen Tsai July 3, 2009 12:17 pm

    Updated posted on Chad Lopati’s decision to attend Arizona Western.

  139. Stephen Tsai July 3, 2009 12:19 pm

    I don’t think Rivals heard of Friel until he committed to UH.
    Friel is fine.

  140. wafan July 3, 2009 12:21 pm

    Maybe Palin has done just about all she could to legally embarrass herself, her family, and the grand state of Alaska.

    The S.C. governor tried but did not succeed nearly as well as Palin.

    Apparently, the other governor believes she has a way to go to top Palin’s work.

  141. wafan July 3, 2009 12:27 pm

    Whomever played against the Warrior Intramural squad would not remember much — I hope they tape it so they can see themselves being run over.

    “Yep! I played against Nasti. I can still see the look in his eyes as he ran toward me . . . then everything went black.”


  142. Bulla July 3, 2009 12:52 pm

    Lopati is going the same route as Jacob Barit did, who is now red shirting at UH i think, and will try to play after that. that would give him 2 to play 2.

  143. Derek July 3, 2009 1:23 pm

    Good luck to Lopati and I hope we see him in 2 years back at UH. I gotta assume Lopati is related to Keith “Junior” Lopati, former UH running back. So, what is Christian Vasconsellos doing now?

  144. Rob25 July 3, 2009 1:23 pm


    July 3rd, 2009 at 12:09 pm
    there’s more than one lame duck governor!!!

    Oh the similarities…woman governor, not part of the 48 contiguous states, and Republican!

    Lame indeed!

  145. roysan16 July 3, 2009 1:33 pm

    Michelle shoots a 69 today at the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic, leaving her T7 and 3 strokes behind the leaders. In the first round she had 7 birdies and a bogey for a round of 65. Today’s second round she had 6 birdies, a bogey and a double bogey for a round of 69.

    Eight under for the tournament it’s easy to see that she does well on hole #5 and hole #17 both par fives she -4 on these two holes. But the #18 hole, also a par 5, she has par and today’s double bogey.

    Did check to see what her tee off time and whom her playing partner is for tomorrow’s third round but it isn’t available as of this time. But I imagine she’d be the third or fourth group from the last teeing off tomorrow. So I say if she can continue making her birdies, playing trouble free golf and sinking clutch putts then we should see her contending for the lead.

  146. protector July 3, 2009 1:41 pm

    As usual, Colt continues to impress me with his candor, humility & attitude. In his junior year he easily should’ve made the top 3 in Heisman voting–what a travesty it was. He had the best (by any standard) season by any & all QBs in NCAA history & the team had a solid schedule (unlike the cries about a creampuff schedule in the Sugar
    bowl season). Still he got the “shaft”. With the bad-mouthing by the idiotic Mel Kiper & others he was signed for a paltry sum by the Redskins. Meanwhile, no-talented pretenders like Mark Sanchez signs for something like 40 to 50 million dollars and he’s not even good enough to hold Colt’s jock-strap. with aplombthe justice?? I don’t blame Colt for being bitter about the process, but he still has handled it admirably & shown a lot of class. I wish him nothing but good luck & I truly hope he gets his shot whether it’s with the Redskins or hopefully someone else who’ll give him a legitimate shot. Think of what he could do in Chicago or Denver for instance.

  147. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc July 3, 2009 1:54 pm

    Don’t chick your countens before they wen hatch. Da Gov planning a run for one of The Dans’ seats – and she thinks she can make it.

    Back to work before I fall asleep – should never eat in the middle of the day if I’m expected to actually produce something.

  148. MeiLing July 3, 2009 2:07 pm

    Congratulations to the Mililani All-Stars!

  149. Colomaohana July 3, 2009 2:11 pm

    MeiLing: Did LizK just say that you give massages????

    Okay, you KNOW I’m the Spa freak, right??

  150. Colomaohana July 3, 2009 2:49 pm




  151. Colomaohana July 3, 2009 2:52 pm

    No lie, ST….how much did you give A-sports to find that pic????

  152. Colomaohana July 3, 2009 2:53 pm


    Here I go again……….

  153. Colomaohana July 3, 2009 2:54 pm

    I FINALLY have time to play…and no one is here…

  154. Colomaohana July 3, 2009 2:54 pm


  155. Colomaohana July 3, 2009 2:55 pm

    Oh wait…forgot….this bank is the only one opened today, right???


  156. Colomaohana July 3, 2009 2:56 pm

    Shall I keep going????

  157. Colomaohana July 3, 2009 2:56 pm


    anyone got a beverage???

  158. Colomaohana July 3, 2009 2:58 pm


    I’m pretty talented…I’m posting on both the Dark and Pink sides…..

    Damn, I’m good.

  159. Colomaohana July 3, 2009 2:58 pm

    Ohhhh……ten in a row???

  160. Colomaohana July 3, 2009 2:59 pm

    BINGO, BABY!!!

  161. Colomaohana July 3, 2009 3:00 pm

    Pretty scary that I can carry on a conversation with myself….

    I’m beginning to think I have multiple personalities….

  162. Colomaohana July 3, 2009 3:00 pm


  163. Colomaohana July 3, 2009 3:01 pm

    Who said that???

  164. Colomaohana July 3, 2009 3:01 pm


  165. Colomaohana July 3, 2009 3:02 pm


  166. Colomaohana July 3, 2009 3:02 pm


  167. Colomaohana July 3, 2009 3:03 pm


    I’m calling security!

  168. Colomaohana July 3, 2009 3:06 pm

    You guys already suckin’ up da brew?

    Wit’ Kimo and da crew?

  169. Stephen Tsai July 3, 2009 3:07 pm

    hey, there.

  170. Colomaohana July 3, 2009 3:07 pm

    Should I go for 20 in a row???

  171. Stephen Tsai July 3, 2009 3:08 pm

    You coming tomorrow night, Coloma?

  172. Colomaohana July 3, 2009 3:08 pm


  173. Colomaohana July 3, 2009 3:09 pm

    Can’t….no sitter for the tribe…..Wait…don’t you live nearby??


  174. Colomaohana July 3, 2009 3:10 pm

    Or…you wanna give that son of yours a little practice??

    hehehehe…Just kidding…

  175. Stephen Tsai July 3, 2009 3:10 pm

    Wife is car shopping.
    I said: Do not buy a van.
    She called to say she’s test driving van.
    Mental note: Next time say, “Do not buy a Lexus.”

  176. Stephen Tsai July 3, 2009 3:11 pm

    Bring the tribe. We’ll let ’em loose on mini golf course

  177. Stephen Tsai July 3, 2009 3:12 pm

    Son is a fire-knife performer.
    I know, I know. Most parents have to make sure jerseys are washed before games. I have to look for gasoline.

  178. Stephen Tsai July 3, 2009 3:19 pm

    Now I’m talking to myself. I’m off to Sam’s Club.

  179. Colomaohana July 3, 2009 3:21 pm

    ST! Ugh…don’t you know the tricks of the trade of reverse psychology yet?? Sad…just sad….

    Re #177….that is classic.

  180. Colomaohana July 3, 2009 3:22 pm

    Sam’s Club? Hmmm…I’ll email you my list…

  181. Colomaohana July 3, 2009 3:23 pm

    Ooops…Sorry…thought I was talking to C rM….


  182. Colomaohana July 3, 2009 3:26 pm

    Damn…here I go again…………..

  183. Colomaohana July 3, 2009 3:28 pm

    Hmmm…why do I feel like Michigan J. Frog……

  184. Colomaohana July 3, 2009 3:40 pm


  185. Colomaohana July 3, 2009 3:59 pm



    Have a great weekend…to myself…

    Hahahaha..I swear..I crack myself up….

  186. addahknowjoe July 3, 2009 4:12 pm

    Aww Crap!


  187. Addahknowsports© July 3, 2009 4:17 pm


    Did I read you not going tomorrow night?

  188. el guapo July 3, 2009 4:24 pm

    #85? i thought you was one QB?

  189. Addahknowsports© July 3, 2009 4:25 pm


    You crack me up too. Bwahahahaha.

  190. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc July 3, 2009 4:43 pm

    What happened?

  191. addahknowjoe July 3, 2009 4:45 pm

    el guapo- was 2nd string back up. Uuuhhh… was better when the first string played.

    But you know Ka’u. Sooo small, everybody gotta play all ways!


    Coloma- You making me blush! =)

  192. warriorfanny2 July 3, 2009 4:57 pm

    Today was vintage Tiger meltdown on the fairways, yet the guy goes 4-under and has a one stroke lead going into the third round at the AT&T at the the Congressional GC.

    The only question reporters are asking Tiger is how, as official host to this tournament, is he going to present himself the winners trophy.
    Talk about closing the refrigerator door before the fat lady sings….its laughable.

    Yesterday he is hitting all the FWs and making the greens in regulation and rolling a total of 150′ of putts into the cup, including a monster 44-footer for bird.
    Today he doesnt make one putt over 10′ his total putts are less than 50′; he is all over the fairway unknowns, bunkers and rough; but, has 9 approach shots landing 7′ or closer to the hole that yields 5 birdies and and 2 scrambles to save par.
    OK, he had one bogey and missed a 12’6″ putt for birdie.

    This tournament has given out 30,000 free passes to US military men and women to honor their sacrifice to our grateful nation on this July 4th. 100% of his winnings will be donated to the Tiger Foundation which already has helped more kids and spent more $$ than any other on this planet arising from a jock…..are you listening Jim Brown.

  193. conor July 3, 2009 5:01 pm

    Just a heads up to fellow Warrior fans – Ryan Grice Mullins is on ESPN2 right now. Live vs. Sasketchewan. He has 1 reception so far for 11 yards….his QB is pretty awful though.

  194. chawan_cut July 3, 2009 5:05 pm

    again, for those of you going to the WSU game, there’s a party planned for the night before by Island Sports Media and a bunch of Hawaii transplants up here in the PNW.

    more details to follow.

  195. el guapo July 3, 2009 5:06 pm


    I jus remember one time dis guy name Bobby was telling me how proud he was of his younger braddah

  196. addahknowjoe July 3, 2009 5:16 pm

    el guapo,

    I am humbled. Thank you.

  197. Jason July 3, 2009 5:31 pm

    C rM: Here is an explanation that should answer your query:

  198. penny stock pick July 3, 2009 5:39 pm

    Do you take donations or is this free like some of the penny stock pick site I know that take donations?

  199. Colomaohana July 3, 2009 5:43 pm


    Braddah…you are scaring me….


    C rM said he going read ‘um tonight…you know MOHS grads….take kinda’ long for them to process stuff if its not written in sheet music form…


    Nah, nah, nah…..

  200. Colomaohana July 3, 2009 5:48 pm


    Yup, too many keiki, not enough sitters….We’ve got them already “booked” for a couple of par-tays coming up!! hehehehe…

  201. addahknowjoe July 3, 2009 5:51 pm

    Mr. C

    The Coloma clan is UNREAL!!!!

  202. Colomaohana July 3, 2009 5:55 pm

    Eh! They (the boys) keep asking when Uncle A-joe will give more piggy back rides….

  203. Dennis Halloran July 3, 2009 5:57 pm

    As a retired CFP. I was thrilled to see CB following my email advice to a tee re $
    Can’t compare Mark Sanchez contract and CB’s
    Much weaker QB class this year
    Sanchez is much bigger in the measurables
    As CB says. the second contract is key to maybe being comfortable for many years
    I would take either one for my team, Mark is just a bigger dude!

  204. conor July 3, 2009 6:23 pm

    Grice Mullen finished the game with 4 catches for about 40 yrds.

    Had a heartbreaker at the end though. His team was down 4, 30 seconds left and was WIDE open on a bomb, Grice Mullen dropped it, wouldda easily scored. The other team won. Oh well.

  205. Shannon July 3, 2009 6:42 pm

    what the hell… Timmy Chang ARRESTED??? Auwe… The charge sounds legit but the crime itself is really borderline…If anything maybe a fine, community service, should be no jailtime though. By DEFINITION, it was a robbery. But it will probably get downgraded to a property damage type offense…Either way, shame…

  206. SteveM July 3, 2009 6:54 pm

    Anyone else going to the LaTech, Idaho, Nevada, and San Jose State games this year? Current attendees, tips, posted comments for these games are listed at…

    If you are attending, please email me whatever info you have. email link is on the page.

  207. roysan16 July 3, 2009 7:07 pm

    conor-tks for the reports and updates on grice.

  208. MeiLing July 3, 2009 7:35 pm

    There’s that kolohe look about that Ka’u football player’s face.

  209. midnight July 3, 2009 8:23 pm

    Excuse my senior moments but what time is the July 4th Tsaiko meeting in Kaneohe??

  210. JaM July 3, 2009 8:31 pm

    Midnight..starts at 5:00pm. You can click on stevem and rest of info is posted at that site.

  211. JaM July 3, 2009 8:32 pm

    at post #206

  212. Garret July 3, 2009 8:34 pm

    That is an awesome photo of a-joe! That look on his face reminds me a look I’ve seen at times when talking story with him about a couple of subjects.

  213. duffer July 3, 2009 8:37 pm


    Probably Lindsey Wright and Kris Tschetter, 4th to the last…

    My guess

  214. Garret July 3, 2009 8:38 pm

    Funny about how Florida State’s coach is objecting to forfeiting games because they used ineligible players when he insisted another team forfeit a game when they used an ineligible player against him. He even counts that forfeited game in his win total, when Paterno (his competition for the #1 spot in wins) does not count forfeited wins.

    Bowden obviously thinks it’s unfair that the NCAA is telling FSU to vacate victories for using ineligible players. But a quarter-century ago, when Bowden’s FSU team was victimized by an alleged ineligible player used by Tulane, Bowden thought Tulane should have to forfeit the victory.

    Back then, he lobbied to get a win because he felt it was unfair he lost to a team with an ineligible player. Right now, he is lobbying to keep his wins because he thinks it’s unfair they were been taken away even though he used ineligible players.

    It should also be noted that Tulane actually had to forfeit the game back in 1983 and FSU ended up getting a bid to the Peach Bowl as a result. In other words, Bobby is getting credit for a game he didn’t actually win.

  215. Garret July 3, 2009 8:39 pm


    Thank you for the updates on RGM…it is really unfortunate that he dropped the game-winning pass, as that would have been great for his career.

  216. Garret July 3, 2009 8:41 pm

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

    The Social Security Administration REALLY need to upgrade their system–they have continued to pay millions of dollars each year to dead Americans while improperly recording other Americans as deceased! So, we keep sending Social Security money to the families of dead people while cutting off the living? Investigators last year analyzed 305 Social Security beneficiaries who were recorded as deceased and found out that at least 140 of them were alive!

  217. Garret July 3, 2009 8:41 pm

    If I ever make it back to Chicago I’m going to have to make it a point to check out the new glass balconies at the Sears Tower…1353 feet in the air with transparent walls, floor and ceiling!

  218. Garret July 3, 2009 8:42 pm

    Homeless girl in LA attended 12 schools in 12 years, lived out of garbage bags among pimps, prostitutes and drug dealers…and never gave up or let any of her classmates know what she was going through. Her mom and sister even abandoned her at one point, but she overcame all obstacles and will attend Harvard in the Fall.

  219. midnight July 3, 2009 8:42 pm

    Mahalo JaM for the Tsaiko bash info tomorrow!

  220. Garret July 3, 2009 8:42 pm

    Written exam administered by the Pentagon labels “protests” as a form of “low-level terrorism”. Anyone who protests something is a terrorist?

  221. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc July 3, 2009 8:42 pm

    Hope that some of you were able to enjoy the fireworks at Aloha Tower this evening.

    Kopa`a, our cat, had a biopsy this afternoon so we dropped off our contribution to the barbeque at Pier 7 – one of Costco’s great caramel flan desserts – and headed on back to Kailua to pick White Sugar Kitty up from the vet’s since they’ll be closed tomorrow.

    Looking forward to seeing some of Tsai-kos tomorrow, not to mention playing some golf. Too bad someone didn’t plan a tournament to raise some $$$$ for the scholarship programs.

  222. Garret July 3, 2009 8:43 pm

    Sacramento man was sick of roaches in his apartment. So, he set off at least 18 bug bombs where just 1 or 2 would have been enough for his apartment. The resulting explosion caused the wall from being disconnected from the roof and blew out the windows, causing a million dollars in damage and making the man’s family and the families in two other apartments without homes.

  223. Garret July 3, 2009 8:43 pm

    Free play links pau.

  224. Hoohiki July 3, 2009 9:30 pm


    Where did you read about the homeless girl in LA? I like stories like that…Chicken soup for my soul….

  225. Jason July 3, 2009 9:53 pm

    Hoohiki: Click on Garret’s name to see the story. Wow, that young woman is amazing.

  226. Kekoa July 3, 2009 10:01 pm

    W/Doc ~ Diana and I helped my mom by providing logistical support for her golf events. She was the POC for LPGA events and small local golf tourney’s back in the day. Her long range plans were in place month by month, one year in advance because that’s how much lead time she needed to reserve starting times for each course. Her clubs played golf on 3 days a week, and once on a weekend every month.

    A-Joe’s mom is a member of the Hawaiian Women’s Golf Club that my mom belonged to. Those ladies are dedicated to their sport and meet once a month (Sat.) to play golf on each of the meighbor island courses.

    The logistics of even the smallest of mom’s fund raisers involved at least a dozen members of one of her golf club’s. We Tsaiko’s don’t even have ONE Tsaikette that plays golf regularly! Therefore a golf tourney to tie to our little dinner get together tomorrow is not possible.

    However – We will have a small kine good fun golf challenge on the driving range for those ladies who want to give it a shot. Pops will be on hand to give some basic pointers. He was a very good golfer back in the day, but much more patient at providing tips to improve your swing.

    BG will be in charge of the pairings for this competition as we know that for certain Tsaikettes, there will be blood drawn! Koakane will be the event Marshall since we will not have Officer Coloma to keep things calm. Judge Mui will be the final authority if it comes to that.

    Bottom line is, it takes a lot of people coordinating their efforts to run even a small tourney for the Tsaiko’s. Some of you know that I had planned on hosting one at a Par 3 course during the off season, but Diana and I had a rough year, and just got behind the power curve. Maybe after people discover how much fun it can be, I can get more volunteers to help put one together.

  227. al ™ July 3, 2009 10:15 pm

    whoa ajoe that is you yah.
    i can tell by your eyes.

  228. Ralph July 3, 2009 10:41 pm

    A Joe was a wingback back then, now he is a Tsaiko defensive nose tackle..

  229. SteveM July 3, 2009 10:43 pm

    Kekoa — do you have a schedule for Bay View activities? I am especially curious about dinner time 🙄

    ….actually, because some of us have to time our meds and doses to have with food.

  230. MeiLing July 3, 2009 10:58 pm

    LizK is at my pad and we’ll be running amok in Honolulu tomorrow! Nah…
    we’ll just be running around.

    See you all tomorrow!

  231. Kekoa July 3, 2009 11:16 pm

    SteveM ~

    We had planned on having the ladies of Bay View serve up the grub at 6:30 PM.

    Since we have the club from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM we know that Tsaiko’s never arrive on time. So we figured to keep things rolling, we could have folks check-in and then amble over to the range to hit some golf balls and try their hand at the golf challenge. There should be enuff time to wrap things up before chow time.

    The Tsaiko All Star Band will be set up to jam some tunes to signal that dinner is being served. After providing a little dinner music, they will be taking requests and will welcome anyone who decides to offer a hula (Mei Ling), or even a rousing rendition of the Curly Shuffle by ST.

    I’m sure that most of the eve will be taken up by what the Tsaiko Ohana does best…wala’au! I expect to hear pockets of conversation to allow Ronnie and Wafan ample time to catch up with events of this past year.

  232. Kekoa July 3, 2009 11:29 pm

    SteveM ~

    As you know, most of our Tsaiko gatherings are always very loosey goosey as most of us enjoy just letting things happen.

    ~ Folks will be late as usual, and that’s ok.

    ~ Some folks will leave early, as they are on medication and need to clock out, before they knock out!

    ~ Some will want to be home before the roads get littered with holiday celebrants…Safety First!

    Whatever the case may be, it’s all good. We understand. Just stay loose and enjoy the moment!

  233. Kekoa July 3, 2009 11:38 pm

    Mei Ling & Liz ~ A song from each of you would be good.

    Liz, I know you’re always prepared to do the National Anthem, but we’ll let you off the hook this time. Sumting from West Side Story might work…nah, j/k!

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