Colt delivers

The checks are in the mailbox.
Colt Brennan’s wish was completed when the Koolauloa Red Raiders received money to pay cb-suitfor new uniforms for their four Pop Warner teams (ages 8-15).
Brennan and the NFL donated an equal share to the Hau‘ula program.
“They got both checks this week,” Brennan said. “Of all of the things I’ve done, this is something I’m most proud of and most stoked about.”
Brennan learned of the NFL’s matching-donation project from a Redskin teammate. He chose Koolauloa because of his friendship with Gerald Welch, a Hau‘ula resident and former UH slot. Brennan is a frequent visitor to the North Shore. He also noted that the area has one of the highest per-capita rates of developing NFL players.
“That’s awesome for a tiny community,” Brennan said. “Pop Warner is where I found my love for football. I wanted to help, and it was a place that could use the help.”
The only thing he wants in return?
“Updates,” he said. “And a picture of the teams.”

* * * * *

T.J. Alofipo will not play for UH this season. He will either grayshirt (joining the Warriors in January) or attend a junior college.

* * * * *

No list of top UH defensive players would be complete without Demetrius “Doe” Henderson, who started as a true freshman on the 1992 Holiday Bowl championship team. Henderson, who played both corner and safety, has spent doe-12the past decade in Las Vegas as a rap performer and producer. He is co-president of Dynasty Records.
From the set of “Lincoln Heights,” a show featuring his cousin and Dynasty star Mishon Ratliff, Henderson took a couple of minutes to talk story with the Warrior Beat.
Money player.
“I got the (nick)name when I was 2 years old. My mom was saying I loved money. I would always find money around the house.”
The magic number is 1992.
It was a good year, a good experience. The simple fact is we were a team. We had Mainland and local players, and we had camaraderie. We had Jason Elam and Junior Tagoai and Bryan (Addison) and Maa (Tanuvasa) and Darrick (Branch). They kept the camaraderie there. … We had a really good defense. It was just a good team overall. It was great to be part of that. I remember they wanted to redshirt me that year. I didn’t play in the first two games. Then coach (George) Lumpkin came up to me and said, ‘You’re starting.’ It was a shock to me.”
The beginning of the Dynasty …
“I was always into music, even when I was playing. Nobody even knew. I went and bought my first board when I was in Hawai‘i. I taught myself. I was actually rapping. Now I’m more on the business side.”
A family business.
“Mishon is my little cousin. He plays the son of a cop on Lincoln Heights on ABC Family. He’s a singer, also. On the TV show he also sings. He signed with Dynasty Records. Mishon is the main artist. He has a new single, ‘Just A Kiss.’ You can go to”
Best thing about Hawai‘i?
“My children. They were all born in Hawai‘i. I have three daughters in Kamehameha. … I never got to appreciate Hawai‘i like I do now. When I go back, I really appreciate Hawai‘i for what it is. My plans are to retire in Hawai‘i one day.”

* * * * *

Former UH receiver Gerald Lacey is president of the clothing line, Rich Taste.

* * * * *

Newcomer safeties Aaron Brown and Michael Wadsworth worked out yesterday afternoon at Cooke/Ching field.

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  1. Stretch July 15, 2009 4:20 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    Nice to catch up with players from years past.

    Everyone have a great day

  2. Stephen Tsai July 15, 2009 4:22 am

    Have a safe flight.

  3. letsgowarriors July 15, 2009 4:25 am

    is wadsworth still going on a mission? wheres alofipo?

  4. Justin July 15, 2009 4:31 am

    Besides Fonoti, does UH have any guys who can rush the passer?

    UH seems thin at DE.

  5. 4! July 15, 2009 4:32 am


  6. Stephen Tsai July 15, 2009 4:33 am

    I think Wadsworth plans on playing a year, then going on a mission.

  7. Stephen Tsai July 15, 2009 4:35 am

    If Brashton sticks at DE, he’ll be a good perimeter rusher. Elliott Purcell also is pretty good. As you know, UH blitzes from everywhere, so even Richard Torres is considered a pass rusher.

  8. Garret July 15, 2009 4:38 am


    Thank you for the update on Doe Henderson! I love reading about how past players are doing.

  9. Garret July 15, 2009 4:40 am

    Wadsworth might not be old enough to go on a mission right away–the age minimum makes a lot of people go to college for a year first before going on their mission.

  10. Stretch July 15, 2009 4:50 am

    Carried over from yesterday’s blog
    July 15th, 2009 at 4:01 am
    #218. have fun stuffing your brain with more rice n gravy and following the fraternity leagues on the bachman lawn….it’s right up ur alley. I know he’s not talking about me but these are the typical statements that are getting very “old”. Everyone here doesn’t have to agree on everything but useless statements are wasting everyone’s time and energy.

  11. BigWave96744 July 15, 2009 4:59 am

    July 15th
    On this day:
    1099 – First Crusade: Christian soldiers take the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem
    1799 – The Rosetta Stone is found in the Egyptian village of Rosetta
    1916 – In Seattle, Washington, William Boeing and George Conrad Westervelt incorporate Pacific Aero Products (later renamed Boeing).

    1606 – Rembrandt
    1944 – Jan-Michael Vincent
    1946 – Linda Ronstadt
    1951 – Jesse “The Body” Ventura

    The World Lost:
    1997 – Gianni Versace

  12. ai-eee-soos July 15, 2009 5:25 am

    Welcome aboard, Aaron Brown and Michael Wadsworth.

  13. d1島 July 15, 2009 5:48 am

    Great Morning All!

    Top Twenny!

    Nice catch up with Doe Henderson. Glad he still has the ties to Hawaii.

    Have a terrific day erryboddy.


  14. whitey July 15, 2009 6:06 am

    good morning tsaikos.

  15. NYUH July 15, 2009 6:09 am

    Good show yesterday!! Glad Bess is enjoying being a Dad. It’s a rare and temporary gift.

  16. djmitcho July 15, 2009 6:20 am

    Good Morning All! Hope everyone has a good one. Halfway to the weekend!

  17. Loa July 15, 2009 6:23 am

    morning gang!

    enjoyed the show yesterday
    gotta love the special appearance too

    so “Bruno” must be one good flick?

  18. jm2375 July 15, 2009 6:25 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!!

    Welcome to all the new Warriors.

    re: #10 – didn’t understand what he was really referring to, since that was the 1st of Garret’s daily free play links, but I totally agree with you. Can’t we just all get along?

    OK, busy day today, but have to leave a little early to take keed to orthodontist.

    T-minus 2 days and not anywhere near ready to go…

  19. Loa July 15, 2009 6:26 am

    i remember Doe and co. and the magical 92 season, seems not that long ago, sheesh must be getting old, thanks Stephen

  20. Loa July 15, 2009 6:30 am

    Stretch – #10, also at my age, time and energy is very limited, especially the energy part 🙂

  21. Loa July 15, 2009 6:42 am

    speaking of birthdays, isn’t there a special birthday coming up next week?
    in addition to one of the WB co-hosts

  22. Stretch July 15, 2009 6:45 am

    Sorry, was in a rush, Try one more time…

    Carried over from yesterday’s blog

    July 15th, 2009 at 4:01 am
    #218. have fun stuffing your brain with more rice n gravy and following the fraternity leagues on the bachman lawn….it’s right up ur alley.

    I know he’s not talking about me but these are the typical statements that are getting very “old”. Everyone here doesn’t have to agree on everything but useless statements are wasting everyone’s time and energy.

  23. Kekoa July 15, 2009 6:48 am

    Loa ~ You’ve seen my ‘real’ 40 time while getting to my sideline seat at fb practice in the morning. There’s a message about lost energy in that somewhere. Bwhahaha!

    jm2375 ~ Keed has my sympathy this morning. I’m still a recovering orthodontical (wafan, help me out here on the sp!) victim.

    Go New Warriors!
    Way to Go Old Warriors!

  24. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! July 15, 2009 6:53 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

  25. Da Punchbowl Kid July 15, 2009 6:56 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂


    Your “Couple of Minutes With…” series is becoming a classic. Interviews with Warriors past and present- excellent stuff.

    In that 1992 season, I remember running away from work to watch the Holiday Bowl at the old TGIFriday’s on Ward, and feeling kind of irked at some of the other patrons there because they seemed oblivious to the game. That was a great game. Glad to see that Doe is doing well, three daughters at KS- nice.

  26. Da Punchbowl Kid July 15, 2009 6:58 am

    Howzit Loa, Stretch, Liz and Kekoa!

    Hows Pops doing?

  27. oldie July 15, 2009 6:59 am

    Morning Tsaikos!

    Anyone want to re-live that 1992 Holiday Bowl, email me at hoherb at yahoo dot com. No charge.

    I have a copy of the game on DVD courtesy of lurker, Dim Sum.

    Currently working on the 1989 BYU game. I should have it done within a week.

  28. Stephen Tsai July 15, 2009 7:03 am

    I’m confused. Wasn’t #218 the mention about “free play.” I like free play. I think Garret’s posts are interesting.

  29. Stretch July 15, 2009 7:09 am

    Stephen Tsai:
    July 15th, 2009 at 7:03 am
    I’m confused. Wasn’t #218 the mention about “free play.” I like free play. I think Garret’s posts are interesting.

    I don’t think you are the only one “confused”

  30. Da Punchbowl Kid July 15, 2009 7:11 am

    Garret doesn’t seem like a rice and gravy guy… Nope, not so much.

  31. Loa July 15, 2009 7:13 am

    Stephen – no worries, i’m always dazed and confused

  32. Jack Flash July 15, 2009 7:17 am

    wf2 probably meant to reference his online bitchslap by curveball- #217 yesterday

  33. Stephen Tsai July 15, 2009 7:18 am

    I think because of the blog’s large readership, it tends to draw a lot of orators. It’s the byproduct of the adage: If a tree falls in a forest and nobody’s around …
    I think some tend to “shout” their opinions because they feel it will get them noticed the most. I don’t think that should be the case. Like most of us, I read the posts that are the most interesting, entertaining or logical; I tune out the ones that don’t make any point.
    Several lurkers tell me that’s the way they read the blog, too.

  34. Stretch July 15, 2009 7:21 am

    Jack Flash – how’s the back feeling??

  35. duffer July 15, 2009 7:25 am

    I read every post, even Stretch’s 🙂

  36. Stephen Tsai July 15, 2009 7:27 am

    I think what was disappointing is that Brashton was supposed to be a feel-good story. He’s endured numerous ailments during his career. He then goes through an intense program, which he paid for himself, to ensure that he would be in great shape. And, yet, some used it to further their campaign of displeasure, for whatever reason, of the coaching staff or conditioning coaches. That’s just sad.
    It’s even worse because Brashton’s parents are good friends and loyal blog readers.
    I guess some people believe their misery needs company.

  37. Stretch July 15, 2009 7:28 am

    July 15th, 2009 at 7:25 am
    I read every post, even Stretch’s

    You da best duffer…

  38. walt July 15, 2009 7:29 am

    Is Wadsworths teammate TJ still coming this year?

  39. Garret July 15, 2009 7:29 am


    I think that the post was referring to curveball’s #217…

    I read all the posts on the blog, but I speed read so it would actually be slower for me to skip over posts.

  40. Stephen Tsai July 15, 2009 7:32 am

    I believe so.

  41. Stephen Tsai July 15, 2009 7:33 am

    I believe you’re right, although I’m not sure why the number reference was off because I didn’t delete any posts.

  42. Garret July 15, 2009 7:34 am

    I’m glad that Bess, Mouton and Colt have talked on the WB show about how they are being good with their money. It is sad how so many athletes run through the huge amounts of money they earn. The latest example of this is Antoine Walker.

    The district attorney’s office has filed a criminal complaint against former NBA all-star Antoine Walker alleging he failed to pay back $822,500 in gambling debts at three Las Vegas casinos.

    The complaint charges Walker, 32, who wants to return to the NBA, with three felony counts in passing $1 million in bad checks while taking out the markers at Caesars Palace, Planet Hollywood and Red Rock Resort. By law, gambling debts in Nevada are handled as bad check cases.

  43. Diogenes Sinope July 15, 2009 7:36 am

    Some of our Bloggers have made good points that should be considered – but over and over again to emphasize them may be the shouting in the wilderness, so to speak. A little civility would also help.

    That being said, good morning good people! I made the top 50!

    A big hello (for no apparent reason) to the Kid, Al, Stretch, Pride, Myki, Midori, Princess (saw you heading to Oceanic on Saturday but I was in the next aisle heading the other way – alas!) et al.

  44. Da Punchbowl Kid July 15, 2009 7:36 am

    *DPK thinks to himself “So Tsai DOESN’T read my posts after all…” *

  45. walt July 15, 2009 7:37 am

    That’s good news about TJ because he currently isn’t listed on the UH roster on

  46. Da Punchbowl Kid July 15, 2009 7:37 am

    Howzit Diogenes!

  47. Garret July 15, 2009 7:39 am

    I cannot understand how the NHL’s commissioner could get a 27% raise during tough economic times, pushing his compensation to $7.1 million. The league office did get more revenue, but $56 million of their $74.3 million was from membership dues paid by hockey teams, not revenue coming from outside sources.

    NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman received a 27 percent raise during the 2007-08 season, pushing his salary with benefits to $7.1 million for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008, according to league tax filings.

    The salary is the highest Bettman has earned in his 16 years as commissioner and a major increase from his pre-lockout salary of $3.77 million.

  48. Garret July 15, 2009 7:41 am

    I guess the strategy for pro hockey’s commissioner is to raise the dues each team has to pay, thus earning a BIG raise for himself due to increasing league office revenue. I sure hope that Karl Benson doesn’t get any ideas from that…

  49. Stephen Tsai July 15, 2009 7:43 am

    Whoops. You’re correct. He’s either going to grayshirt or go to a junior college.

  50. Stephen Tsai July 15, 2009 7:46 am

    Diogenes’ point is correct.
    Maybe the delivery negates the message.
    One of our orators has interesting points but he delivers them in, if this is possible, a nasal tone. And I just can’t stand whining.

  51. Jack Flash July 15, 2009 7:49 am

    Stretch- thanks for asking. The back is still sore, so my doc is sending me to a physical therapist here in Kailua. I’m supposed to list goals to acheive on the PT form, so i’m going to say I want to be back in beer drinking, Warrior cheering form by 9/4/2009!

  52. Stretch July 15, 2009 8:04 am

    Jack – that is definately the No 1 goal. Hope things get better

  53. roysan16 July 15, 2009 8:06 am


    Ouch. He must be talking about. Everyone have a nice laugh. Sorry for offending anyone. Peace.

  54. roysan16 July 15, 2009 8:11 am

    ST..innuendos..nice. least when i talk about you I not afraid to address you.

  55. Slugger July 15, 2009 8:12 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Nice to get info about former players Demetrius & G. Lacey.

    Love to see those pics of the players at practice. Thanks, ST.

    Off to the farmer’s market….Esme & whoosh….

  56. djmitcho July 15, 2009 8:19 am

    It’s time to start thinking about fantasy football again. Anyone intrested in playing in the Blog Bowl email me at djmitcho at yahoo dot com. Last years champ Jason is back to defend his title. We have room for 5 more tsaikos to make it a 12 team league. We can take up to 14 if there is enough interest.

  57. YpoWarrior July 15, 2009 8:21 am

    Bad news for TJ…..let’s hope he grayshirts instead of going the JC route.

  58. al July 15, 2009 8:25 am


    i don’t think its you he speaks of.

  59. al July 15, 2009 8:26 am

    good to see you in fine form this morning.

  60. Stephen Tsai July 15, 2009 8:27 am

    I think someone just suffered from collateral damage.

  61. al July 15, 2009 8:27 am

    stretch…any chance your flt will take you to main st this evening?

  62. al July 15, 2009 8:28 am

    st…i get it.

    and did you see my query about a walk on your mail acct?

  63. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! July 15, 2009 8:30 am

    We’re all subject to “if the shoe fits” rule.
    I will try to behave.



  64. Stephen Tsai July 15, 2009 8:30 am

    # roysan16:
    July 15th, 2009 at 8:11 am edit
    ST..innuendos..nice. least when i talk about you I not afraid to address you.

    You mean your real name is Roysan16?

  65. Stephen Tsai July 15, 2009 8:31 am

    Got the e-mail. I’m pretty sure he’s going to be OK. Then again, I thought TJ was going to be OK, too.

  66. al July 15, 2009 8:35 am

    darn it! i got my oatmeal spat out all over my monitor.
    st… you are in fine form this morning.

  67. Stephen Tsai July 15, 2009 8:36 am

    Anway, people, people.
    What’s up with all of the hostilities this summer.
    We should all be enjoying the day and praising me for taking some really cool photos.

  68. al July 15, 2009 8:36 am

    yah, i think he will be a beast.

  69. Stephen Tsai July 15, 2009 8:37 am

    Where is the love?

  70. haka July 15, 2009 8:39 am

    al, careful, don’t lose your fiber.

  71. Stephen Tsai July 15, 2009 8:41 am

    I’m pretty sure your digestive tract is supposed to be a one-way street.

  72. haka July 15, 2009 8:41 am

    the off season conditioning program for the wb readership is taking it’s toll.

  73. Kekoa July 15, 2009 8:45 am

    WarriorFanny2 ~ Thinking of the Tsaiko’s as a brainless group of gluttons who gorge on endless Buffets is simply not fair. Along with pushing legislation thru – with people like W/Doc and K. Mark Takai leading the charge thru the State Legs – our testimonials managed to squeeze a few million out for UH athletics. (and push completion of Cooke/Ching field).

    Like I said before, led by Stretch, Garret, Momo and many other deep pockets within the Tsaiko ohana, we have managed to do our part in fund raising. Is there any other Sports blog in Hawaii that does this?…I’m not sure. The point is, we can’t fix all the specific problems in the UHAD. We just do what we can to help. Your being critical only identifies the problem, it does not help to solve it.

    I believe you touched a nerve center with Curveball when you pushed your view of wanting a program instituted that is not affordable at this time. Curveball is normally a very quiet individual. Being a retired PD person, he cuts to the chase when he is rankled. (Hang ’em!)

    I’m sure there are others that have had the same sentiments, but chose to ignore your post. Most of us don’t hide behind our blog names. You know where to find us if you want to debate the issues toe-to-toe, nose-to-nose! It can be a lot more congenial over a tall cool one!

  74. Stephen Tsai July 15, 2009 8:47 am

    More pressing matters: The 4 p.m. kickoff for the WashSt game messes us up. I mean, how are we supposed to hit the casino before the game?

  75. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! July 15, 2009 8:47 am

    ST- I posted some ST love on my blog last night… good thing no one reads it 😈

  76. Stephen Tsai July 15, 2009 8:49 am

    I just read Kekoa’s post and, well, I’m kinda hungry now.

  77. Stephen Tsai July 15, 2009 8:50 am

    Aw, Liz, you’re all about love.
    By the way, thanks for the keiki set. Daughter loves it.

  78. haka July 15, 2009 8:55 am

    liz, you get my love!
    you’re cooler than an igloo full of beer!
    and almost as much fun…hic…hiccup… 😉

  79. letsgowarriors July 15, 2009 8:55 am

    who is this walkon u guys are secretly speaking of?

  80. al July 15, 2009 8:57 am

    huh? you mean there really is a schizophrenic blogger?
    or should that be, “there really are schizophrenic bloggers?”

  81. homey ℞ July 15, 2009 8:58 am

    I got the hint…it’s me.

    Good morning all!

  82. ha'a July 15, 2009 9:00 am

    who you talk’in about willis?

  83. Da Punchbowl Kid July 15, 2009 9:01 am

    LMAO @ homey! Touche!

  84. al July 15, 2009 9:06 am

    letsgo….its a walk on rainbow dancer. i heard her stats were amazing.

  85. Piper's Son July 15, 2009 9:07 am

    My good deed for the day:

    ST: you take good photographs!

  86. letsgowarriors July 15, 2009 9:12 am

    is there some sort of roster of rainbow dancers?

  87. Manoa Mist July 15, 2009 9:13 am

    #217 from yesterday. Ouch. Curveball lands a Viloria body shot straight to wf2.
    I agree. Why all the hate? So some posters feel superior to other posters. Let ’em say what they want, who cares?
    Nice update on Doe Henderson. That guy could play. Good to hear he’s doing so well. Aloha brother!

  88. midori7 July 15, 2009 9:14 am

    Morning Tsaikos!

    Diogenes: a big hello back at ya

    ST: great updates on alumni. the ’92 team is one of my favorites.

  89. Stephen Tsai July 15, 2009 9:17 am

    Hey, Kekoa, is there a carnival being set up near your house?

  90. Stephen Tsai July 15, 2009 9:18 am

    weren’t you, like, 4 years old back then?

  91. homey ℞ July 15, 2009 9:19 am

    MM – Good thing it wasn’t a Pacquiao body shot or it would have been all over. Or a Dan Henderson right hand that Michael Bisping‎ tried to block with his chin.

  92. Stephen Tsai July 15, 2009 9:19 am

    All I know is Princess Leila (whose birthday is July 23) was born a year after I graduated from high school.
    Yes, PL is younger than rap music.

  93. homey ℞ July 15, 2009 9:20 am

    hmmmm, one of my comments is being moderated…I KNEW IT WAS ME!

  94. SteveM July 15, 2009 9:21 am

    Good morning everyone!

    We’ve seen all kinds of poster and problems on the blog. In the last two years, the blog became very behaved and “self-regulating” so ST has needed his “delete” button less and less.

    However, he does have a “delete” button and has given fair warning. Newer bloggers may not have seen it applied yet, so do not be surprised.

    On the other hand, I thank ST for deleting certain posts of mine by my request…before Peaches could see it. 🙄

  95. Kekoa July 15, 2009 9:23 am

    Al ~ Pops has a neurology appt. at 10 AM. This will determine if he will be discharged today or not. After 10 days of re-arranging his meds during his stay, lots of progress has been made.

    I’m thinking it’s time for a breakfast CC at da Wessie clubhouse to welcome Bulla & Lynn into da ‘hood!

    Anybody in for Saturday Morning, 07/18/09 at 10:00 AM at Nancy’s? (Sunday morning would be the alternate if need be). Drop a response on the blog.

  96. homey ℞ July 15, 2009 9:24 am

    …and also for deleting “oopsies” by certain bloggers.

  97. Stephen Tsai July 15, 2009 9:26 am

    I’m groggy. My kid went to the midnight showing of Harry Potter.
    Now, what’s the purpose of going to an early showing if you’re going to sleep late and cede the bragging rights?

  98. Stephen Tsai July 15, 2009 9:27 am

    I think I’ve only deleted Spam lately. Although if we’re at a milestone number, like, 200, I’ll keep the Spam.

  99. al July 15, 2009 9:27 am

    thanks kekoa. your father, one tough buggah.

  100. Kekoa July 15, 2009 9:28 am

    ST ~ The carnival was held during the 4th of July week. What you may have seen was the last remnants of the carnie equipment being hauled away.

    KHS has been working their JV fb team real hard next door to me tho.

  101. HK July 15, 2009 9:30 am

    re: #33

    I’m a dedicated Tsaiko lurker and I also tend to sift through the posts and read the good stuff. Most times when Mr. Tsai mentions stuff like in #36 I have no idea what he’s talking about.

  102. homey ℞ July 15, 2009 9:31 am

    It’s nice to have a kid of mine working at the theaters…free movie and 50% off at the snack bar. But then again, we just bring in our own food.

  103. al July 15, 2009 9:32 am

    well, st. soon your chaffeuring days will be numbered. isn’t it close to the boys’s 15th birthday?

  104. al July 15, 2009 9:36 am

    brashton’s story is still a feel good story.

    i’ll bet this new found discipline will be parlayed to both his academic and gridiron successes.

  105. homey ℞ July 15, 2009 9:36 am

    al – gotta be 16 to get a driver’s license.

  106. Slugger July 15, 2009 9:38 am


    Hope Pops is ok to go home soon. (((HUGS))) to him. And you and Diana for being loving ‘ohana.

    No can go Wessai for breakfast on Sat.; going to Prince Lot Hula Fest all day w/ my hula sistahs & Kumu here from AZ. YeeHaw!

    Esme & out….

  107. homey ℞ July 15, 2009 9:43 am

    A couple hundred acres of marijuana plants can solve Hawaii’s economic problem. I’ll even volunteer to work in quality control.

  108. Stephen Tsai July 15, 2009 9:45 am

    By the way, where’s Esme?
    She’s not salty because I told her Colt stopped by our show?

  109. jm2375 July 15, 2009 9:45 am

    ST – at least it’s not a 1pm start time.

    We having tv-gates for the UNLV and WSU games?

  110. al July 15, 2009 9:46 am

    tks homey. they should change it to 18 yrs old.

  111. wafan July 15, 2009 9:47 am

    Good morning (sort of) to all!

  112. al July 15, 2009 9:48 am

    gotta run out the door now.
    behave yourselves.
    treat everyone like your mother-in-law.

  113. Colomaohana July 15, 2009 9:48 am

    ST: Did you say you’re looking for LOVE?! In post #69, no less….

    Timing is impecable. hehehe..

    homey: #96 anyone in particular?

  114. Colomaohana July 15, 2009 9:50 am

    #102: don’t you get Children’s admission anyway?

  115. Pride. July 15, 2009 9:50 am

    I hope Las Vegas is doing okay. Haven’t heard from him in awhile. We’re due for some of his comic relief. Gotta emphasize the F in Fun, in the Warrior Beat bylaws.

  116. wafan July 15, 2009 9:52 am

    Mr. Tsai . . .

    The casino run will be after the WSU game.

    Someone insisted we go so she could eat at the buffet.

  117. Colomaohana July 15, 2009 9:52 am

    al: maybe even up to 21 years old….

  118. Pride. July 15, 2009 9:52 am

    # al:
    July 15th, 2009 at 9:48 am

    gotta run out the door now.
    behave yourselves.
    treat everyone like your mother-in-law.

    Trying to picture Al running. Certainly not after a cattle call.

  119. wafan July 15, 2009 9:54 am

    Pride . . .

    You coming to the buffet after the WSU game, too?

    I cannot wait to watch the eyes of those Native-Americans when you walk in. Bwah-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!

  120. Da Punchbowl Kid July 15, 2009 9:54 am

    The good thing about the Satele story is this: the more you work off the field and the more sacrifice you make in the off season, the better you’re going to play. All the hard work that Brashton has put in this summer and the sacrifices he and his family have made are gonna be felt by all the ball carriers he crushes this season. I feel that what Brashton did this summer will give him an edge on the field in both his mind and in his body. He and his family need to be applauded for their efforts.

  121. Stephen Tsai July 15, 2009 9:58 am

    Hey, Coloma, I’ll be at your building today. I’ve got to drop off papers with my money man, Donn Natori.
    Is he still in the country?

  122. Pride. July 15, 2009 9:58 am

    Clock is crawling this morning. Can’t wait to bolt from this office so that I can go get my “rice and gravy” for lunch.

  123. Da Punchbowl Kid July 15, 2009 9:59 am



  124. Da Punchbowl Kid July 15, 2009 10:00 am

    okay.. that was an oopsie, I tried to “draw” something but it didn’t work.

  125. Ronnie July 15, 2009 10:03 am

    I’m back in Lo Cal… 🙁

    I miss home already! I can’t wait to see everyone again in Washington and Vegas!!!!

  126. Colomaohana July 15, 2009 10:05 am

    ST: Esme has been busy with Pink Side stuff as well as school supply shopping….She’s having a bit of an issue with certain items requested by the teachers…..

  127. Pride. July 15, 2009 10:08 am

    # wafan:
    July 15th, 2009 at 9:54 am

    Pride . . .

    You coming to the buffet after the WSU game, too?

    I cannot wait to watch the eyes of those Native-Americans when you walk in. Bwah-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!

    There used to be a buffet lunch at the Pizza Hut in the early 1980’s. They closed down the buffet one on Waialae Ave. after several weeks of a few poor college football players making it their daily hangout at noon. Should of seen their eyes when 6’6″ Samson Kela and 6’8″ Jim Mills walked in.

  128. homey ℞ July 15, 2009 10:10 am

    Big C – Free is better than child price.

    BTW, when you go do they ask if you are a service dog?

  129. Colomaohana July 15, 2009 10:11 am

    ST: Good question….have you talked to him after you “invested” your millions (in cash) with him??

    Bwauahahahaha……I was actually at a meeting in his buidling yesterday afternoon (I’m in a different “secret” building….)

  130. Colomaohana July 15, 2009 10:13 am

    Yes, and I tell them his name is homey.


  131. Jack Flash July 15, 2009 10:13 am

    Those Pizza hut buffets were awesome. I used to hit up the Kailua one in my younger days.

  132. Colomaohana July 15, 2009 10:15 am

    Sorry, I read that wrong (must be having “reading the whole thing” issue like other bloggers…

    So, my real answer to you is: Yes, they do and then I BITE really hard! GRRRRRRR…

  133. Kekoa July 15, 2009 10:16 am

    Hiya Ronnie!

    Glad you made it back safe and sound.

    We at least had a chance to enjoy a few laughs last Sat. nite at TJ’s. Your Dart victory will be duly noted in the Tsaiko Hall of Fame as a thrilling last minute charge to the finish! Even Koakane’s Curly shuffle took a back seat to your win.

    See you in September!

  134. homey ℞ July 15, 2009 10:17 am

    Big C – Read again…woof woof.

  135. Pride. July 15, 2009 10:18 am

    I really want to talk about football, but I am so afraid of not saying the right thing and being called an imbecile by some of our blog brothers and sisters.

  136. Piper's Son July 15, 2009 10:19 am


    I and many bloggers rely on you and your judgment.

  137. homey ℞ July 15, 2009 10:19 am

    Pride – That’s ok, we are here to comfort you so go ahead and write.

  138. Pride. July 15, 2009 10:21 am

    Thanks Piper, I mean Son.

  139. tommui July 15, 2009 10:21 am

    The usual day late and dollar short but is JITB still having that Warrior ball promotion?

    If so, what stores have them?

    Should have been like AL and made the rounds around the Island!

  140. Pride. July 15, 2009 10:22 am

    Thank you Homey, that’s the nicest thing you ever said to me. I have tears in my eyes.

  141. al July 15, 2009 10:26 am

    pride…careful what you write. i still have a payback from one of your earlier posts.

    but, its true. i used to be fast.

  142. al July 15, 2009 10:27 am

    why is everybody pickin’ on me?

  143. Colomaohana July 15, 2009 10:29 am

    Pride: Go ahead. I’ve given up on that a while back, so I just stick to my bantering with homey. It seems to cheer everyone up.

  144. Pride. July 15, 2009 10:30 am

    I wonder how much Paipai weighs now. He looks like a pretty good sized kid who might be a candidate for defensive end.

  145. Pride. July 15, 2009 10:32 am

    Colomaohana, bantering is good. You, homey, and JJ help me get through the the day.

  146. Pride. July 15, 2009 10:34 am

    C-ohana, I’m just glad that you guys don’t belong to the Local 694U “stand-up comics union”, or else I would have to pay cover charge to listen to your banter.

  147. Pride. July 15, 2009 10:37 am

    Aaron Brown is a big looking dude. Nice pictures. Thanks for the pictures Princess Leila.

  148. Pride. July 15, 2009 10:38 am

    I’m having conversations with myself again, better take my medication.

  149. d1島 July 15, 2009 10:39 am

    I wonder how much Paipai weighs now. He looks like a pretty good sized kid who might be a candidate for defensive end.

    What kind of incendiary comment is THAT?
    “Pretty good” sized? Eh, we have only “good-sized” or better!
    Intolerant posts like that have no place here!


  150. LizKauai (iPhone) July 15, 2009 10:40 am

    ST- you have $$$ ?

    Hiya m-homey.

    Big C- classic.

    What is fatty liver?
    Does that mean I have to go over to the watercress side?

    PC still sick. Make it hard to hiho.

  151. Colomaohana July 15, 2009 10:40 am

    Pride: Well….now that you mention it….I DO need some extra cash to fund Colomaohana #7’s First Birthday Lu’au….


  152. d1島 July 15, 2009 10:40 am

    Boy, I’m glad the blog host skips my comments!

  153. Colomaohana July 15, 2009 10:41 am

    Howzit, Liz!

  154. LizKauai (iPhone) July 15, 2009 10:42 am

    Hi Pride. Still here but typing is slow. Gotta cut my thumbnails.

  155. koakane™ July 15, 2009 10:42 am

    morning all everyone playing nice I hope

  156. Colomaohana July 15, 2009 10:43 am

    Pride: I was doing that, too…(last week sometime) so I had to stop….

  157. LizKauai (iPhone) July 15, 2009 10:44 am

    ST sure takes nice pix.

    Hi Ronnie.

  158. Jack Flash July 15, 2009 10:44 am

    Pride. #135 = hilarious!

  159. d1島 July 15, 2009 10:45 am


    Hoping that Pops passes his tests today. Looking forward to seeing him at Nancy’s on Saturday!

  160. koakane™ July 15, 2009 10:48 am

    cohana if you attacking homey only one thing to say challenge him

    howzit to ronnie back across the pond was fun while you was hea

    whoa pride has appeared thought he was still watching the grand children hellloooo howww youuuuuuu

  161. Kekoa July 15, 2009 10:48 am

    Mama C-ta ~ It’s like watching a cockfight with each participant using a dull butterknife! We all going Vegas, we’d bet on it, get Tsaiked!

  162. d1島 July 15, 2009 10:49 am


    I’ve seen some of the “native sons” at a couple of those casinos in the PNW who look like they could shut down a buffet or two. 😉

  163. Colomaohana July 15, 2009 10:50 am

    koakane: I always play nice….

  164. jm2375 July 15, 2009 10:52 am

    tommui – I got one on Monday evening from the Kailua JITB.

    Hi pride.! Always look forward to your insightful posts.

  165. d1島 July 15, 2009 10:52 am

    ….had to tell somebody sumting…


  166. d1島 July 15, 2009 10:53 am

    Tell Koakane?

  167. d1島 July 15, 2009 10:54 am

    Tell Kekoa?

  168. Kekoa July 15, 2009 10:54 am

    Whoa!…just had a visual of Homey putting a knife on the AFLAC Duck!

  169. d1島 July 15, 2009 10:54 am

    Tell Al?

  170. homey ℞ July 15, 2009 10:55 am

    I know what it means to have itch ears but besides fungus, what does jock itch mean?

    Just asking on behalf of Big C.

  171. A-House July 15, 2009 10:55 am


    your #149 – you need to put more “oooump” into your words before ST will use his delete button!!

    hiya, Pride!

    nice pictures, good neighbor!!

  172. d1島 July 15, 2009 10:55 am

    Tell anyboddy in the vicinity of Farrington Hwy?

  173. d1島 July 15, 2009 10:56 am

    Tell Ma!

  174. Green July 15, 2009 10:57 am

    I’m a lurker. I never comment but since everyone is adding their 2 cents, I’ll chip in. There are those that “shout”, I don’t care. I just skim the comments for those that make sense. What I don’t really care for is how this “blog” is used. Yeah, it may have a large readership but most lurk. Why? Because it isn’t a blog per se, it’s more of a forum and social community. The rest of us don’t care about hearing “good morning”, “good night”, ” I ate at so and so, etc., it’s dakine’s birthday. The group has been growing, but for the most part there is only a small loyal group of people (Tsaiko’s) that contribute to the blog. I don’t have anything against the community, what I have a problem with is that the community is utilizing the blog as its home rather than another site. Us lurkers have to sift through your non-sense comments. If you take a look at the 200+ comments per day, most of it doesn’t even pertain to the topic. I think I speak for the majority of people who read blogs or stuff online. Shout, good or bad comments are fine, so long as you write something legit. But hey it’s the internet and anyone can write anything unless the moderator wants to change it up, which I doubt will happen.

  175. d1島 July 15, 2009 10:59 am


    …that there’s still no soap in the locker room shower?

  176. jojo ® July 15, 2009 10:59 am

    what would be a better game to watch, Dolphins vs Bills, Dolphins vs Jets, or Jacksonville vs Titans?

  177. jojo ® July 15, 2009 11:03 am

    or a better question would be better to watch, Bess or Mouton?

  178. d1島 July 15, 2009 11:05 am


    On TV, or live?

  179. d1島 July 15, 2009 11:07 am


    If the posts get junk throw some stuff out there that you’d like discussed.

  180. djmitcho July 15, 2009 11:08 am

    anything with the Dolphins would be a better game!

  181. d1島 July 15, 2009 11:08 am

    …interactive lurking?

  182. SteveM July 15, 2009 11:08 am

    July 15th, 2009 at 9:50 am
    I hope Las Vegas is doing okay. Haven’t heard from him in awhile. We’re due for some of his comic relief. Gotta emphasize the F in Fun, in the Warrior Beat bylaws.

    He’s doing OK as far as I can tell by all the behind-the-scenes planning emails and phone calls he’s generating… he’s almost finalized arrangements for our…

    1) Tsai-ko national Get-together and full buffet dinner with karaoke on Friday night (Sept. 18)

    2) Saturday Tsaiko-Gate buffet restaurant and cost

    3) Round trip bus transportation between the Tailgate restaurant site and the stadium

    …the bus trans in already in place @ $15 round trip. Only question is whether we need 3 or 4 28-pax large mini-buses. 702warriornation will be collecting and managing RSVPs for the buses.

    More info later on all three aspects coming soon.

  183. jojo ® July 15, 2009 11:09 am

    I hope it would be a live game…

  184. d1島 July 15, 2009 11:09 am


    Ackchally. I prefer CFB.

  185. Pride. July 15, 2009 11:14 am

    # Colomaohana:
    July 15th, 2009 at 10:43 am

    Pride: I was doing that, too…(last week sometime) so I had to stop….

    Colomaohana, you can borrow my medication. Medicine for schizo-freaks.

  186. Colomaohana July 15, 2009 11:15 am

    Wwwwwwait a minute!!

    Pride is babysitting now? Right on……..When can I drop off #6 and #7????? They seemed to have taken a liking to you!

    Koakane: Not really “attacking”, just defensive play. C’mon..I never pick a fight….unless taunted and called out. Uh…I AM from Ewa Beach, now…Sheesh…..Hahahaha…..And I don’t it would much of a “challenge”….hehehehe…

    Kekoa: pretty entertaining, huh? haha

  187. Long Time UH Fan July 15, 2009 11:15 am

    The blog is an open forum and I respect all bloggers who post provided that they debate the issue in a civil manner and not get into personal name calling

  188. Pride. July 15, 2009 11:15 am

    Now I’m scared of making D1 mad too.

  189. LizKauai (iPhone) July 15, 2009 11:16 am

    Good to hear re las vegas.


  190. Pride. July 15, 2009 11:18 am

    Long Time UH Fan, Long Time UH Fan, Long Time UH Fan, Long Time UH Fan, Long Time UH Fan, Long Time UH Fan.

  191. Kekoa July 15, 2009 11:19 am

    Go Green! Tell it like it is!

    Jojo…why not both Bess & Mouton?

    D-1 jez called…Tell Ma’s is on for lunch. I kinda figured he was building up to that…sly buggah!

  192. d1島 July 15, 2009 11:20 am


    It would be fun to check out the J-E-T-S if they are at home when UH plays @ Army although it would be unlikely that I’d be making that trip.

  193. d1島 July 15, 2009 11:21 am



  194. d1島 July 15, 2009 11:23 am


    I gotta work on my ciphering skills I guess!

    Parts Run!

  195. Richie July 15, 2009 11:23 am

    I was sent this very nice article about Farrington H.S. alumnus and starting Arizona State OL Shawn Lauvao. Shawn received his bachelor’s degree in 3 1/2 years, while starting 22 consecutive games as a LG in the Pac 10. He will be getting his master’s degree in December. He is the strongest player on the ASU team and will be moving to LT in his senior season. He performs a lot of charity/community service work and he states that hard work and strict parenting got him to where he is today. Now here is a local kid who has done well. I hope he will be recognized at some point by the Hawaii media.

    BTW, when he made his recruiting trip to UH his senior year of high school, the coaches told him that they wanted him to play defensive line. He wanted to continue to play OL and the rest is history.

  196. Long Time UH Fan July 15, 2009 11:24 am

    Nephew Pride. —- you too funny! 🙂

  197. Colomaohana July 15, 2009 11:25 am

    Pride: Mahalo for the offer! Although, I think there may be others that need some of that stuff too……

  198. Pride. July 15, 2009 11:27 am

    Remember that last drive in the Super Bowl when the 49ers were down by a few points against the Bengals with only seconds left in the game? Joe Montana stood up in the huddle, looked to the sidelines and said, “hey look there’s John Candy”. Everyone in the huddle turned to look at John Candy, laughed for a second and then Montana called the play. Sometimes, you’ve got to relax and have fun.

  199. jojo ® July 15, 2009 11:34 am

    I don’t have the resources to see both of them play and I do love JETS, but that would be the Monday night game….

  200. Long Time UH Fan July 15, 2009 11:34 am


    That 49er win over Cincy was one of the most exciting super bowl games I’ve watched..what a drive and comeback win!

  201. LizKauai (iPhone) July 15, 2009 11:45 am

    Joe Montana. My favorite player I never got to see in person.

  202. Kekoa July 15, 2009 11:50 am

    Pride ~ The 9ers were having fun with Romanoski when he was a rookie at his first camp. He broke thru the line during a scrimmage, and leveled Montana. By the time they finished having fun with him, they had to call off practice!

  203. Colomaohana July 15, 2009 12:17 pm

    Ooops..sorry…in my #186, I forgot the word “think” in my last sentence addressing kk…

    What a coincidence….

  204. Colomaohana July 15, 2009 12:18 pm

    Wow…everyone must be eating gravy and rice….

  205. Da Punchbowl Kid July 15, 2009 12:22 pm


    Do you think iy would be alright if I used cream of mushroom soup for my gravy today? We’re plumb out of the usual stuff and I’m desperate… What should I do?

  206. Willie July 15, 2009 12:27 pm

    Richie, great update, glad to see local kids excelling academically in addition to on the field excellence, especially from the “public school system”.

    Wasn’t there a big thing made about Max Unger out of Hawaii Prep by June Jones? He was an O-lineman and JJ wanted to move him to the defensive side, saying Unger was jeopardizing an NFL future by not following his switching advice. Well he did not listen, was all Pac-10 center at Oregon and one of the top center’s in this years NFL draft. Another “rest is history” story.

  207. LizKauai (iPhone) July 15, 2009 12:36 pm

    Rice and gravy time!

  208. Da Punchbowl Kid July 15, 2009 12:36 pm

    it not iy…

  209. LizKauai (iPhone) July 15, 2009 12:43 pm

    DPK- mush soup and tuna on rice is good too.

  210. jm2375 July 15, 2009 12:48 pm

    Willie – Max Unger went to Hawaii Prep, which has a *very* small team in terms of the number of players on the team. The line played both ways, so it wasn’t necessarily a big “switch”.

  211. Garret July 15, 2009 12:53 pm

    Colt was mentioned in this article about QB battles in training camp.

    Washington — Jason Campbell vs. Todd Collins vs. Colt Brennan: Campbell is the frontrunner to be the Redskins’ No. 1 QB for the third season in a row. Still, Washington flirted with a Cutler deal and also considered drafting Mark Sanchez. Plus, Campbell is entering the final season of his contract. So, the brain trust doesn’t seem to have a ton of confidence in him. That’s why Collins and Brennan will get a chance to unseat Campbell.

  212. homey ℞ July 15, 2009 12:56 pm

    Fancy seeing Princess Leila proudly walking on Hotel St.

  213. Garret July 15, 2009 12:57 pm

    Bess was mentioned in this article because Miami’s 4th round pick just signed his contract…and he’s a receiver looking to play in special teams, just like Bess. It sounds like 4 WRs (including Bess) are ahead of Miami’s 4th round draft pick and NFL teams normally only keep 5 WRs, so there will be 4 or 5 WRs competing for the 5th spot. I think that Miami has 8 WRs competing for those 5 spots, with the 2 draft picks probably guaranteed roster spots because Miami couldn’t sneak them onto the practice squad.

    On the outside, three receivers clearly have the upper hand on Hartline coming out of minicamp: Hartline’s former Ohio State teammate Ted Ginn Jr., 2009 third-round pick Patrick Turner out of Southern California and Greg Camarillo, who finished second on the team to Ginn in receptions by one catch in 2008 despite missing the last five regular-season games. Camarillo might not be at full strength as he continues recovering from the torn knee ligament that ended his season early. Anthony Armstrong, who spent last year on the practice squad, looked like a possible deep threat with the minimal contact of minicamp.

    Although Hartline would have less competition if the Dolphins used him in the slot, there is one thick, muscular player who would seem hard to move out of a starting job: Davone Bess. Bess caught 54 passes, establishing himself as the Dolphins’ slot receiver, and played special teams becoming a coaching staff favorite. Hartline also has been pegged by the Dolphins as a special-teamer.

  214. Garret July 15, 2009 12:58 pm

    Bess was mentioned in this USA Today article.

    Wide receiver: Dolphins fans surely wonder how much better Miami would be if it had a show stopper at this position. The Dolphins instead have players who are, well, decent. Ted Ginn Jr. is a work in progress. Greg Camarillo, coming off knee surgery, is solid and efficient. Davone Bess will see plenty of snaps. Still, this position looms as the team’s biggest source of concern.

  215. Garret July 15, 2009 1:01 pm

    The Browns are following their plan to sign their late-round draft picks first, so David Veikune’s agent has been waiting for the start of negotiations. Thankfully, it seems like contract talks have started or will start soon.

    Only 2 players drafted in the 2nd round have been signed so far, but the guy drafted right after Veikune was one of them. So, the numbers from his contract will probably help set the parameters for Veikune’s contract.

    But the four players taken in the first and second rounds might not be signed prior to the club’s early July 24 reporting date for rookies, said one source.

    Of the top four Browns picks, talks with linebacker David Veikune (second round) might be more advanced because agent Ken Zuckerman also represented Maiava.

    Sources said there has been little or no contact so far between the Browns and the representatives of center Alex Mack (first), receiver Brian Robiskie (second) and receiver Mohamed Massoquoi (second).

    Only two players chosen in the second round have been signed by their teams — New England cornerback Darius Butler (41st overall pick) and Philadelphia running back LeSean McCoy (53rd overall).

    Mack was the 21st overall pick of the draft, Robiskie 36th, Massoquoi 50th, Veikune 52nd.

  216. g-nalo July 15, 2009 1:01 pm

    very hilarious today……mahalo!

    i’ll leave the “issues” alone cause i’m not qualified, but did want to add……..TOUCHDOWN 49ers!

  217. Garret July 15, 2009 1:02 pm

    Montreal is 2-0 and has been very efficient passing the ball–adding Chad Owens should make them even more dangerous. I’m glad that Owens is playing for a passing team with such an excellent QB…that should help his numbers and he’ll have a lot of chances to be noticed running after the catch.

    Calvillo, who was second in the league last season with an impressive 5,633 yards passing and led the way with 43 touchdowns through the air, will have another threat at his disposal this weekend after Montreal acquired the services of wideout Chad Owens, a former standout with a potent offense at the University of Hawaii.

    Calvillo and the Als are averaging just under 300 ypg through the air, completing three-quarters of their passing attempts and suffering just a single interception along the way.

  218. Garret July 15, 2009 1:05 pm

    RGM’s coach (who is also the General Manager so he has complete control of the team) said that he was building the whole offense around RGM…but after just two games RGM is being benched. I hope that the benching is only for one game like he says, but if the former SJSU WR who is replacing him has a big game…

    Grice-Mullen, who had key drops in both B.C. losses, stays on the roster but is being replaced in the starting lineup by Rufus Skillern.

    As for the speedy Grice-Mullen, Buono said: “Our expectations of Ryan are high. We want him to be a big player for us. Right now, it’s a one-week thing. We want to put on the field players we have confidence in.”

  219. Garret July 15, 2009 1:09 pm

    Back to work…my boss won’t let me back on the blog until I finish the 2-year budget breakdown for this project.

  220. Committed Road Warrior July 15, 2009 1:26 pm

    homey #216:

    What are you inferring?

    👿 😈


  221. LizKauai (iPhone) July 15, 2009 1:36 pm

    Thanks for the updates, Garret. Mouse is in da house!
    All the best to RGM. We know he will rise again too!

  222. homey ℞ July 15, 2009 1:53 pm

    CRW – Huh? #216?

  223. wafan July 15, 2009 2:12 pm

    Dang. Who would have thought? Genetically altered crisp gau gee! Lunch was yummy even without the gravy and rice.

  224. wafan July 15, 2009 2:19 pm

    Pride . . .

    If the UH had a dietician the OL men would have known not to frequent such a place.


  225. wafan July 15, 2009 2:23 pm

    d1 . . .

    You are correct. But, in concert with the rest of us? That would be a sight! HA!

  226. lava July 15, 2009 2:28 pm

    Thanks Garret for the good stories.

  227. Stephen Tsai July 15, 2009 2:33 pm

    Oldie donated something cool to give away. But because there might be licensing concerns, I can’t tell you what it is.
    Anybody for a blind drawing?

  228. Colomaohana July 15, 2009 2:37 pm

    DPK: #205 Cream of mushroom?! Shua! She go!


  229. Willie July 15, 2009 2:47 pm

    jm2375, good point on having to play both ways at HPA. I did not mean it as a switch in positions per se. There was a big recruiting battle between Oregon & UH for Unger. Oregon wanted Unger as a center and UH projected him at an all american/future NFL d-lineman. Unger chose Oregon & June Jones made a statement that he was making a big mistake being an 0-lineman, risking a possible NFL future as JJ saw him as a defensive star in both college and pro ranks.

    No one will ever know how he would have been defensively. Was all Pac-10 center & 1st day draft choice that will hopefully be playing on Sundays as either a center or guard.

    This is what I recall, hope someone else remembers.

  230. whitey July 15, 2009 2:57 pm

    willie, you right about hpa being a small school and mu being a sought after recruit. i think there was also a young lady who played vb just before him who went to Stanford. my good friend is an hpa alumnus, but we give him a lot of sh## because in the old days, hpa is where the well too do sent their pilau boys. hahahahaaaa

  231. homey ℞ July 15, 2009 3:04 pm

    ST – I’m in!

  232. Stephen Tsai July 15, 2009 3:10 pm

    I went to CPK yesterday and ordered jambalaya. Ah, brought back Big Easy memories.

  233. d1島 July 15, 2009 3:14 pm

    Me-oh, my-oh!

    Sun of a gun
    You had big fun on the Bayou!

  234. d1島 July 15, 2009 3:15 pm


    Sun s/b Son

  235. d1島 July 15, 2009 3:17 pm

    Oh, I’m in for the blind drawing!

  236. d1島 July 15, 2009 3:18 pm

    ….and no worry, I get license! 🙂

  237. labrat July 15, 2009 3:22 pm

    Good to see Demetrius is doing well. I think Lumpkin was DB coach back then. Pretty good defense. Really good dline with Maa, Taase and Junior. Mack would have loved these guys. I think Taase was quick enough to beat the quarterback handoff to the runningback.

  238. d1島 July 15, 2009 3:25 pm


    Word on the street is that there’s a retired DOE Administrator headed your way. Won’t mention his name but be aware of a greeting sounding something like, “Helllllooooooo! Hooowwwww youuuuuuuu?”


  239. LizKauai (iPhone) July 15, 2009 3:35 pm

    ST- I’m in. I trust oldie.

    Haloooo! Wheeerrrrrarrreeyyyooouuu?
    Ok d1- I am practicing my Tsai-ko kall.

    Gotta reach the no. shore I think.

  240. Jason July 15, 2009 3:45 pm

    I’m in for the blind drawing. And yeah, CPK’s jambalaya is good. But I wouldn’t know anything about New Orleans … 🙁

  241. chawan_cut July 15, 2009 3:48 pm

    i’m really blind without my glasses, can i enter?

  242. Da Punchbowl Kid July 15, 2009 4:01 pm

    I follow Tsai blindly along with the rest of the provincials here. I’m in!

  243. Slugger July 15, 2009 4:01 pm


    Delivery to Midnight completed with lunch & mah jong at my place.

    Blind drawing? What? I’m in!

  244. Da Punchbowl Kid July 15, 2009 4:02 pm

    He doesn’t even return my calls any more, yet I still worship him. Yes, I am in.

  245. djmitcho July 15, 2009 4:05 pm

    I’m in for a blind drawing.

  246. DoubleB July 15, 2009 4:08 pm

    …as a bat, I’m in!

  247. Rob25 July 15, 2009 4:20 pm

    Hey what contest? I’m in…whatever it is…I think…nah, I’m in.

  248. Ralph July 15, 2009 4:21 pm

    i’m in

  249. whitey July 15, 2009 4:31 pm

    i’m in

  250. whitey July 15, 2009 4:31 pm


  251. Mad Dog July 15, 2009 4:32 pm

    Peering out of my lurking position to say, “I’m in.”

  252. whitey July 15, 2009 4:34 pm

    Found a perfect place for my warrior jack, right next to my bottle of jack daniels.

  253. wafan July 15, 2009 4:37 pm

    Count me in!

  254. d1島 July 15, 2009 4:38 pm

    What the heck, put Green in, too…after all, she/he posted today.

  255. Jack Flash July 15, 2009 4:41 pm

    shoots- i’m in too!

  256. BG July 15, 2009 4:42 pm

    Sounds like there’s a party going on here!

    Only right for the Tsaikos to celebrate the National Title that Kapiolani Community College took in Florida for the prestigious American Culinary Federation competition. Bet Masaboy knows about it! 6 students did the deed. Hooah!

  257. Kekoa (iPhone) July 15, 2009 4:46 pm

    Speaking of Warrior ‘Jack’ – I have a spare one for you Tom Mui. JITB in Kapolei seems to have an ample supply.

    Anyone else need one? I’ll jackone for you!

  258. A-House July 15, 2009 4:47 pm

    blind drawings are always funny – so, I go put my name in!

    Hiya, BHF2 – hope everything going well and see you soon at the tailgates!!!

  259. A-House July 15, 2009 4:52 pm

    BG, we will mention this tonight when we talk to him. He is very proud to have graduated from KCC and his co-workers are constantly complimenting his skills, work ethic, excellent sauces, dressings, etc.

    Some even believe that he has been a “sous chef and or “exec chef” before moving to The Prime Steakhouse nearly 4 and 1/2 years ago.

  260. Garret July 15, 2009 5:15 pm

    I’m in for the blind contest.

  261. wafan July 15, 2009 5:18 pm

    At risk of being berated by some . . .

    Anyone know of a good way, besides an exterminator, to get rid of ants in the house? Success in the yard but not in the house.

  262. wafan July 15, 2009 5:22 pm

    Kekoa . . .

    Explosives is not an appropriate response.

  263. Bulla July 15, 2009 5:22 pm


    my 2 sense, move Paipai to DE, put Satele OLB, and see what happens. Paipai is a natural off of the edge.

    Satele looking tough, lean and mean, then pack on the solid muscle.

    Saw a photo of ‘the beast’; he lost his tummy and grew bigger shoulders….at 255 lbs, i am going to have his 40 timed next week at UH. he was depressed for his lifts…..he repped 365 on the bench, shoulder was sore, and he could only rep 1100 on the leg press today…he’ll be home for 3 weeks.

    back to daddy’s cooking and daddy’s infamous ‘cross training, go til you blow routine’

    gotta love the smell of footballs in the air……..auryte~

  264. Bulla July 15, 2009 5:23 pm

    d1 and kekoa,

    got the note, let me check with the former lead bomber, but it sounds very, very good…..auryte! da beast will be foaming at the mouth, gotta pack some pounds.

  265. Yet Another Nastybook July 15, 2009 5:49 pm

    Yet Another Nastybook…

    T.J. Alofipo will not play for UH this season. He will either grayshirt joining the Warriors in Janu […]…

  266. bob July 15, 2009 5:55 pm

    dam bulla 365 thats not that good for a DL is his shoulder that bad or did he just over train. how many reps did he do ?

  267. Momo July 15, 2009 6:05 pm

    count me in for the blind draw.

  268. tommui July 15, 2009 6:24 pm

    KEKOA: THANKS!!! (Now, how do I get it from you? I can always drive to the ceded lands).

  269. SteveM July 15, 2009 6:25 pm

    I’m in for the blind draw. An Oldie surprise sounds interesting.

  270. tommui July 15, 2009 6:28 pm

    I’m in – eyesight is lousy so a blind drawing is a natural!

    Thanks Oldie!

  271. d1島 July 15, 2009 6:30 pm


    🙂 Good one!

  272. Slugger July 15, 2009 6:49 pm


    Ants don’t like peppermint (or just mint.) We used to use mint toothpaste along the inside of the window where they were infiltrating the house. No more ants. Now, those were mainland ants…don’t know what these Hawaii ants are used to… :)) OR, you could try buying a small bottle of peppermint oil from the health food store, & ‘draw a line across the sand’…

  273. homey ℞ July 15, 2009 7:23 pm

    I have good eyesight so I guess I’ll have to be blindfolded for the blind draw…unless Big C is standing in front of me then it will be a total blackout. She’s a walking eclipse maker I tell ya.

  274. jm2375 July 15, 2009 7:28 pm

    #273 – oh no, he didn’t!

  275. Kekoa July 15, 2009 7:41 pm

    Tom Mui ~ Please come join us on Saturday, July 18 @ 10:00 AM for a Breakfast CC with our new neighbors, Bulla & Lynn. The Beast should be back in town by then also. I’ll have Warrior Jack ready to go.

    Here is the link to the driving directions to Nancy’s:,+HI&fb=1&split=1&gl=us&cid=1516777050443792603&li=lmd

    ALL Tsaiko’s & Lurkers are invited to join us if you are able.

  276. curveball July 15, 2009 7:51 pm

    I will be there Sat…

  277. Kazz July 15, 2009 8:07 pm

    Leahey and Leahey had a damn good guest on tonight… 😎

  278. Ralph July 15, 2009 8:10 pm

    Kazz is in the house, long absence.

  279. Stretch July 15, 2009 8:12 pm

    I’m in for the drawing

  280. Kazz July 15, 2009 8:13 pm

    Stephen Tsai:

    July 15th, 2009 at 7:27 am
    I think what was disappointing is that Brashton was supposed to be a feel-good story. He’s endured numerous ailments during his career. He then goes through an intense program, which he paid for himself, to ensure that he would be in great shape. And, yet, some used it to further their campaign of displeasure, for whatever reason, of the coaching staff or conditioning coaches. That’s just sad.
    It’s even worse because Brashton’s parents are good friends and loyal blog readers.

    I guess some people believe their misery needs company.

    Alas… another poor by-product of the internet blogging age.

    “As with all great power, some wanted it for good, some wanted it for evil…” – Optimus Prime

  281. Kazz July 15, 2009 8:16 pm


    July 15th, 2009 at 6:23 am
    morning gang!

    enjoyed the show yesterday
    gotta love the special appearance too

    so “Bruno” must be one good flick?

    “Bruno” was stupid. Well, to me… and I’ve been known for enjoying “stupid” things…

  282. Kazz July 15, 2009 8:19 pm


    July 15th, 2009 at 8:10 pm
    Kazz is in the house, long absence.

    It’s good to get back in the “groove” of things… New position with the bank and not too much time to blog in between “soliciting” investments and stroking “egos” 😆 … Nah… seriously though, work has been interesting and I am REALLY getting used to the classic “9-5” schedule again!

    Just messaged Kekoa so I’ll see you all on Saturday!

  283. tommui July 15, 2009 8:21 pm

    KEKOA: Will be there. Diane is OK I hope?

  284. Kekoa July 15, 2009 8:27 pm

    Yes, her blood sugar is under control, thank you. Pops is home resting, he was discharged from Tripler late this eve. He will be there for breakfast on Saturday as well.

  285. Garret July 15, 2009 8:31 pm


    I’m glad to hear that Diane and Pops are okay.

  286. koakane™ July 15, 2009 8:33 pm

    au’wryte good to hear pops is out and at home in his own bed, eating wessai fuud again.

  287. Garret July 15, 2009 8:33 pm

    Leonard Peters update! It would be awesome if he could play for the US rugby team.

    USA 7s coach Al Caravelli is still looking for that crossover athlete to jump into his team. Many have found it isn’t easy – rugby is a mental game, too. The latest candidate has a little background to help him out – American Samoa-born, rugby trained college football hero Leonard Peters.

    Peters played football at Kahuku High School and later the University of Hawaii, but during his formative years also had some rugby experience. Kahuku was coached by the legendary Livai Siuaki, who is now heavily involved in Hawaii rugby.

    After being cut by the Bears he was contacted by Andy Katoa of the Aspen 7s team. Katoa had his own NFL shot in the 1990s and asked Peters if he wanted to return to rugby. Peters was highly enthusiastic.

    Suddenly Caravelli has in his pool a hard-hitting defensive player with some basic rugby knowledge and a 4.43 time in the 40-yard dash.

  288. curveball July 15, 2009 8:33 pm


    yeah..go pops and Diane….

  289. Garret July 15, 2009 8:34 pm

    Article the Browns’ outside LBs mentions David Veikune.

    On paper, there’s a way you could spin it where you’re asking, “shouldn’t Veikune be the favorite to win the competition?” Second-round picks aren’t a longshot to start, and he’s competing against a veteran who isn’t elite and an unproven player in Hall, right?

    Here is how I look at it — outside linebacker or a defensive end/linebacker hybrid was a position many of us felt the Browns were in desperate need of when the draft came around. And yet, with several big-name linebackers on the board in several instances, the Browns just passed right by them until their fourth pick in the draft. If Mangini felt he needed a starting linebacker for this season in the draft, wouldn’t that have been our No. 1 priority? Based on where Veikune was selected, I smell a one-two year developmental process before he becomes a starter.

  290. Garret July 15, 2009 8:38 pm

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

    New map of Venus from the Venus Express hints that Venus may have been quite Earth-like in the past–with oceans and volcanoes.

  291. Garret July 15, 2009 8:38 pm

    The first pets-only airline (flights go to NY, LA, Chicago, Denver, and DC) is already booked solid for the next two months.

  292. Garret July 15, 2009 8:39 pm

    No wonder Goldman Sachs was in a hurry to repay the billions it received in bailout money–that freed them from restrictions on giving bonuses and they will have set aside at least $11.4 billion for its workers! One month after paying back the bailout money it will give an average bonus of $770,000 to its employees, with executives getting millions…their pay already going back to about what it was at the height of the boom!

  293. Garret July 15, 2009 8:39 pm

    Destroying a singer-songwriter’s guitar and refusing to pay for the repairs has led to a YouTube sensation and great publicity for the singer and the El Cajon-based company Taylor Guitars.

  294. koakane™ July 15, 2009 8:39 pm

    whatever the drawing is count me inas

    wafan no forget to get in on the wassai cc at nancy’s alway good so get in on as much stuff before you go back

  295. Garret July 15, 2009 8:39 pm

    New York man pushed his 6-year-old son out of way of a speeding car, which then hit him (his son had to watch him die!). The hit-and-run driver was going at least 60 mph when he killed the father. The driver had gotten into an argument with his wife and drove 10 blocks before killing the hero father, and kept hitting other people (at least 12 others) and cars for 4 more blocks until his car wouldn’t run anymore.

  296. Garret July 15, 2009 8:40 pm

    Free play links pau.

  297. el guapo July 15, 2009 8:41 pm

    warts are annoying, you think it’s gone but sooner or later it reappears.

  298. koakane™ July 15, 2009 8:45 pm

    today’s lunch at tel ma’s was full filling. tried to come home and work on computer but had to take a snooze. just got up an hour ago gotta love this retirement stuff recommend peeps try it when its your time.

    ditto to d1 comment about our children getting their drivers license. doesn’t get any easier just ask homey.

  299. wafan July 15, 2009 8:50 pm

    el guapo . . .

    Try freezing out the annoying ones.

  300. el guapo July 15, 2009 8:55 pm


    I try but it’s just so persistent and annoying. You keep wondering when will it reappear.

  301. koakane™ July 15, 2009 9:01 pm

    wafan hooking up the kekoa on saturday?

  302. koakane™ July 15, 2009 9:02 pm


  303. roysan16 July 15, 2009 9:03 pm

    el guapo,

    What more can I add. In my post #53 “To who ever I offended I’m sorry”. I was contrite. But you..why the pot shots? Makes you feel good?

  304. wafan July 15, 2009 9:08 pm

    Slugger . . .

    Thanks for the tip! The trick will be convincing Mom to try it. At the very least, the house will smell pepperminty (is that a word?) for a bit.

  305. koakane™ July 15, 2009 9:18 pm

    Fans who purchase University of Hawai`i men’s volleyball or women’s basketball season tickets at the “Meet The Coaches” event at Murphy’s Bar & Grill on Thursday, July 16, will receive a free Under Armour polo shirt, compliments of Rainbowtique and UH Athletics, and a free barbecue chicken dinner, compliments of Murphy’s. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. and runs until 9:00 p.m.on Merchant Street in downtown Honolulu. Admission is free and food and beverages will be available for purchase. The event is being sponsored by Anheuser-Busch, Castle Resorts and Hotels, and Murphy’s. For more information, call 531-0422.

    looks like the UH is upping the ante on this one. still this may be a good one to attend if anything you can meet up with ralph bwhaaaaaaaaaaaa

  306. koakane™ July 15, 2009 9:19 pm

    e kala mai wafan saw your email

  307. el guapo July 15, 2009 9:20 pm

    I was never good at fishing

  308. Kekoa July 15, 2009 9:20 pm

    Wafan ~ You got the Tsaiko Tseal of Approval for Pepperminty. Next step, Webster’s.

  309. Ralph July 15, 2009 9:29 pm

    thank you colt, the Hauula pop warner players will enjoy your gift and thanks to the NFL for the matching funds…

  310. Kekoa July 15, 2009 9:31 pm

    Just to clarify a bit and not put too much pressure on Bulla or Lynn. Us guys were going to meet for coffee and a little breakfast anyway. Come what may, we will be there.

    Bulla and Lynn are still in the process of moving into there new digs, so if it so happens that they are unable to make it, please understand this. We always have a good time enjoying a little fellowship and fuud at Nancy’s Kitchen.

    Bulla will be announcing his plans for a luncheon cc, sometime very soon.

  311. Ralph July 15, 2009 9:31 pm

    Koakane I asked several people if they were going, no one committed, game day decision. Please file a report, thank you. take a picture of coach Dana and you and put it on your facebook wall.

  312. Garret July 15, 2009 9:40 pm

    Now it makes sense why Colt had to wait for word from the NFL before doing the donation. The way it was worded in a past blog it made it seem like Colt was waiting to get permission to donate money for the uniforms…but what he was waiting for was the matching funds to be processed by the NFL.

    Kudos to Colt and the NFL for the uniforms for the Koolauloa Red Raiders!

  313. al July 15, 2009 9:47 pm

    i’m in.

  314. wafan July 15, 2009 9:48 pm

    Bravo to Colt!

  315. whitey July 15, 2009 9:52 pm

    Garret, Goldman Sachs is an interesting story cause the company made $2 billion in profit and never paid income taxes on it and their boss was paid $43 million without paying income taxes too. And they needed a bailout???????????

  316. mana alohi July 15, 2009 9:54 pm

    Colt, keep it up and you’ll be a shoo-in for guv when your playing days are over, for sure.

  317. d1島 July 15, 2009 9:55 pm

    Way to go Colt!

    Forgot about L&L…gotta set the DVR for the replay at 11:30

  318. d1島 July 15, 2009 9:58 pm


    A lot of this GS stuff is coming from this Rolling Stone article by Matt Taibbi.

    I mentioned it to a coupla guys at lunch today! 😉

  319. d1島 July 15, 2009 10:00 pm

    btw, GS reported yesterday $3.44B in profit for the 2nd quarter of ’09….

  320. Anfield July 15, 2009 10:01 pm

    Count me in for the drawing.

  321. d1島 July 15, 2009 10:03 pm

    ….and that was on $13.44B in revenue!
    25% net on revenue is quite amazing….

  322. d1島 July 15, 2009 10:05 pm


    Glad to hear about Pops and Diane 🙂

  323. koakane™ July 15, 2009 10:12 pm

    ralph not making it on thursday so the tourch is in yur capable hands. know you can handle it .

  324. koakane™ July 15, 2009 10:14 pm

    oh yea leading by example as always a true leader. not surprised if he makes mayor latter on. way to go colt

  325. whitey July 15, 2009 10:16 pm

    d1, somewhere we are missing something big time when it comes to financial companies saying they need bail out.

  326. Slugger July 15, 2009 10:17 pm

    Colt is da man! What a heart! His parents raised him right.

    I might have to go to Murphy’s tomorrow. Shoots, I wanted to go the Aquarium to listen to music. Hmmmm…


    Thanks for the reminder that I can catch the replay. I stay go.

  327. PowderPuff July 15, 2009 10:18 pm

    I do lots of things blindly, including walking down the…never mind.

    Can I enter?

  328. Slugger July 15, 2009 10:22 pm


    Glad to hear that Pops is home, eating poi, yah. And that Queen Diana is feeling better. (((HUGS)))

  329. koakane™ July 15, 2009 10:23 pm

    pp just got to move that helmet a little up and you be fine. no matter what ajoe says.

  330. koakane™ July 15, 2009 10:24 pm

    slugs so what happened to all da beeru

  331. Kekoa (iPhone) July 15, 2009 10:25 pm

    All of a sudden I feel like cheering for and following the Ko’olauloa Red Raiders!

    Note to Wafan: I got family on that side! Time to go visit.

  332. myki July 15, 2009 10:26 pm

    Good evening to all. Is it to late to enter?

    Kekoa, we will be there Saturday. Is it okay to invite grandma Pestana?

  333. koakane™ July 15, 2009 10:30 pm

    hellllooooo howwwwwwwww youuuuuuuuu myki

  334. Ralph July 15, 2009 10:30 pm

    grandma Pestana is always welcomed, no need ask…even if I’m not Kekoa..

  335. Jason July 15, 2009 10:31 pm

    I’m a maybe for Saturday.

  336. Jason July 15, 2009 10:31 pm

    Everyone is invited … except grumpy people. Sorry Ralph. 😉

  337. myki July 15, 2009 10:35 pm

    Jason if you need a ride we can pick you up. I’ll call grandma tomorrow and invite her to join us. Hope to see some of you tomorrow night at Murphys. Hope it doesn’t rain.

  338. Jason July 15, 2009 10:38 pm

    myki: I’ll probably be at Murphy’s tomorrow. I’ll let you know for sure then. Thanks!

  339. myki July 15, 2009 10:40 pm

    kk how are you enjoying your retirement? Don’t overdo it ! Take it slow and enjoy every minute of it.

    Kekoa, glad to hear that Pops is home and doing well. Looking forward to seeing him on Saturday.

  340. PowderPuff July 15, 2009 10:41 pm

    BIG “Kampai!” to Colt for his donation to the Koolauloa Red Raiders. It’s easy to see why so many still have fond feelings for Colt.

    Talk about “kampai,” His Majesty, Emperor Akihito did a toast tonight and everyone in the house had sake in a shot-sized glass for the toast. I think there have been too many Tsaiko outings with CR shots lately…downed the “kampai” like a Tsaiko CR shot. 🙂

  341. al July 15, 2009 10:42 pm

    whitey, duffer….thanks. the food’s still tops at tiffany’s.

    noticed how the young waitress was taken aback by what we all consumed tonight. (burp)

  342. al July 15, 2009 10:45 pm

    d1, kk….tell ma eh?

    in maui, its rival is paradise market. not all you can eat, but, still with an array double that of gold coin. urp. buggah is one winnah.

  343. koakane™ July 15, 2009 10:46 pm

    thumbs up and au’wryte pp

  344. Kekoa (iPhone) July 15, 2009 10:46 pm

    Slugger ~ You knew KK would ask about the unused beeru.

  345. al July 15, 2009 10:49 pm

    good to hear that pops is well and at home.
    ah, no place like home.

  346. PowderPuff July 15, 2009 10:52 pm

    Ditto, al…great news about Pops, Kekoa. May he get stronger and better each day.

  347. jm2375 July 15, 2009 10:54 pm

    Way to go Colt and the NFL!

    Good to hear Pops is out of the hospital and doing well.

  348. koakane™ July 15, 2009 11:06 pm

    as pops probably says waste not want not

  349. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! July 15, 2009 11:22 pm


    Yea for Colt!
    Yea for Pops!
    Yea for visiting royalty – a rare honor for any country!

  350. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! July 15, 2009 11:23 pm

    Mahalo, Slugger!


  351. Mike July 16, 2009 12:27 am

    Wow, PowderPuff really is everywhere. She got sake with the Emp. I had to go downstairs to the ABC for a Coke…

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