Cut-off day

Today is the cut-off day for the Warriors.

As part of the new team rules, the Warriors will not be permitted to have long hair from today through the end of the 2012 season.

The rule was implemented mostly for safety reasons, partly for uniform standards. The NCAA is cracking down on dislodged helmets during games, and long hair has been shown to be a cause, according to some studies.

Quarterback Ikaika Woolsey and receiver Corey Paclebar will be donating their cut  hair to Locks of Love, which makes hair pieces for children who are undergoing cancer treatments.

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So, what were some of the more memorable hairstyles of  the past?

I remember when volleyball player Jake Schkud, in tribute to UCLA coach Al Scates, came out with a reverse mohawk.

And then there were the styles of a certain Heisman Trophy finalist:



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Former UH receiver Kealoha Pilares had the aloha spirit:


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And cornerback Mike Edwards showed swag:


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Some styles remain as classics:






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And some are just all about business:


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Days of our youth . . .




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Offensive lineman Tui‘atua Tuiasosopo, who accepted a medical retirement two years ago, will not be rejoining the Warriors.

He was attempting a comeback.


  1. Believe It July 9, 2012 12:16 am

    Time to look sharp.

  2. Believe It July 9, 2012 12:16 am

    #1 Baby. Believe it!

  3. SteveM July 9, 2012 12:21 am

    Well, looks like no one is going to be tackled by the hair while running for a touchdown…

  4. SteveM July 9, 2012 12:27 am

    …for those who think my comment “off the wall”, check out Troy Polamalu…

  5. gigi-hawaii July 9, 2012 12:28 am

    I remember my favorite player, Leonard Peters, and his very long hair.

  6. BigWave96744 July 9, 2012 12:34 am

    Check out this post I started on current Aussie Punter in College and Pro’s in 2012.

    There is one guy currently looking for a team to play for in 2012

  7. BigWave96744 July 9, 2012 12:37 am

    If Alex is found not guilty, we still need a punter for next year.

  8. A-joe July 9, 2012 1:03 am

    For all the former Kahuku players and North Shore lurkers:

    Spent the evening with Mr. Gali who is in town with his ‘Ohana. Mr. Gali reminisced about his days teaching at Kahuku and all the recess football games he orchestrated and played with all the young athletes. Even squeezed in a few stories of football games at the beach with you guys as adults. Great stories! Wonderful memories!! Plenny Aloha all around!

  9. Garret July 9, 2012 2:42 am

    It looks like UNLV is on track to get an on-campus stadium in 3-5 years that holds between 50,000 and 60,000 people. This is a huge project that will include some additions to their campus and is projected to cost up to *$2 bil*. They are getting the money from donors, not from tax dollars.

    We’re not taking state funds to do this. We’re not taking tuition to do this. That money is inviolable. That money goes to our educational programs, period.

  10. mctruck July 9, 2012 3:11 am

    Does Hawaii(Oahu), even have land in the same vicinity of the UH campus or there abouts to start thinking of a campus stadium??

  11. papajoe2 July 9, 2012 4:00 am

    Good morning everyone!

  12. papajoe2 July 9, 2012 4:07 am

    Last night while lying in bed, trying to fall asleep, I was thing of a cable show that I watched a few days ago. I was just thinking that one of the people in the show’s name was Cletus. Brought back memories of when I was young and the Boyer brothers from Major League Baseball were named Ken and Clete Boyer. So I started to thing of other MLB brothers of yesteryears. I know there were more but I could only think of the Deans, Dizzy and Vance (?), Joe and Dom Dimaggio, and the Alou brothers, Filippe, Manny and Moises. But the most famous of all were Yogi and Booboo Beara.

  13. papajoe2 July 9, 2012 4:08 am

    Off to golf. See you guys later.

  14. Loa July 9, 2012 4:57 am

    morning gang!

    hmmm, speaking of hair 🙂

  15. mo808 July 9, 2012 4:58 am

    Good Morning! Cool photo flashback! Memories…

    My favorite all time UH long haired player was safety #12 Nate Jackson from Nanakuli. Pound for pound a brick wall, unforgettable!

    Gonna really need this Warrior team to step up and play with heart (just like Nate)–out the gate against USC!

  16. Hilo Moon July 9, 2012 5:20 am

    Sorry, can’t resist …

    Hair today, gone tomorrow!

  17. gigi-hawaii July 9, 2012 5:25 am

    ST: hey, where did you get that photo of me and hubby?! Lol.

    Now, he has a reason to read the Warrior Beat!

  18. gigi-hawaii July 9, 2012 5:26 am

    Funny, that we old futs (hubby and I) no longer sport that much hair. What a difference 20 years make, huh?

  19. mo808 July 9, 2012 5:27 am

    Thought I recognized that beautiful smile GIgi!

  20. gigi-hawaii July 9, 2012 5:32 am

    That photo was taken in 1989 on a catamaran, the Aikane. I remember now. You got the pic from my column in the Hon Advertiser, when Esme was co-editor of the features section.

  21. gigi-hawaii July 9, 2012 5:35 am

    What’s happened to Esme, anyway? What’s she up to?

  22. Abunai July 9, 2012 5:35 am

    Good morning people.

  23. gigi-hawaii July 9, 2012 5:36 am

    Hi mo. Looking forward to meeting you and hubs on Thursday.

  24. LizKauai (iPad) July 9, 2012 5:44 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Good luck to Tui‘atua Tuiasosopo, in all your future endeavors.

    Happy Hair Stylin Day, Warriors!

  25. Stretch July 9, 2012 5:45 am

    Good Luck to “the Kid” today who starts play in the US Amateur Public Links Championship at Midway, Utah. His first rounds starts at 950am HST.

    Anyone is interested in following him can use this link.

  26. haka July 9, 2012 5:47 am

    Hair today, gone today. Mane ting everyone is on da same page. Locks and load baby!

    Go Warriors!

  27. Last Call July 9, 2012 5:52 am

    I wonder how long it will take for the SA to discover that photo with the intentional wardrobe malfunction in the Pulse Photo Section. No wonder she won the contest.

  28. d1shima July 9, 2012 6:02 am

    Great Morning All!

    Hair-y up and wait!

    Is it Saturday yet?

  29. Bryson July 9, 2012 6:20 am

    Hey Goodmorning all….ST are all of the new warriors on campus? I know you were saying Dejon Allen was waiting for NCAA clearance do you know if he’s good to go?

  30. Bigislandkurt July 9, 2012 6:23 am

    Wasn’t it just a few short years ago that people were in amazement at Cowboy stadium costing over a billion dollars? Now this seems like at LEAST a billion is the going rate. Will the madness ever stop? Sheesh. 2 bil for UNLV’s new stadium? Colorado State’s new stadium expected to cost 700-900 mil. We can only imagine what the cost would be to replace Aloha stadium.

    When will the madness stop?


  31. tommui July 9, 2012 6:25 am


    Nice photos!

  32. Dennis Halloran July 9, 2012 6:45 am

    I have a picture of my wife and friends on my honeymoon and on Aikane

  33. Bugaz July 9, 2012 6:46 am

    Sorry to hear about Tui’s comeback efforts not panning out. Best of luck to you young man, and mahalo nui for choosing the home team. Aloha

  34. gigi-hawaii July 9, 2012 6:47 am

    I was surprised I didn’t get seasick on the Aikane. I was able to eat dinner without barfing afterwards. Lol.

  35. Bugaz July 9, 2012 6:50 am

    Goog morning all! Getting excited cause today starts conditioning for my boys football, so it’s coming up. Warriors smash USC!!!

  36. BG July 9, 2012 7:10 am

    Good morning everyone! Move forward and make it a great day!

  37. A-joe July 9, 2012 7:47 am


    How dat rate to be up there…

    ‘Gmorning Gang!

  38. Shoko July 9, 2012 8:06 am

    Trevor Wiseman has found a new home with Cal State L.A. Good for him.

  39. gigi-hawaii July 9, 2012 8:14 am

    Shoko: I googled Trevor Wiseman to refresh my memory of him. He was suspended earlier this year and then reinstated. It’s too bad he didn’t stick around in Hawaii.

  40. Da Punchbowl Kid July 9, 2012 8:23 am

    Good Morning Gangeez!

    (Insert witty “hair remark” here)

  41. finally! July 9, 2012 8:24 am

    Good….this way we don’t have to suffer like when Colt Brennan looked like an idiot with his lame-dread attempt. What a loser!

  42. BigWave96744 July 9, 2012 8:25 am

    The young Rockne kinda looks like Brashton.

  43. Na Koa Mike July 9, 2012 8:26 am

    Article and photos of the Football Camp Scholarship Dinner that raised nearly $70,000 is now up on the Na Koa website:

  44. Shoko July 9, 2012 8:27 am


    Yea, I thought very highly of him when he was recruited, but sometimes things to pan out. He should get some significant playing time there.

  45. Shoko July 9, 2012 8:29 am

    Tried googling Joston Thomas, but didn’t get anything on his whereabouts.

  46. Ipu Man July 9, 2012 8:32 am

    Mucho Mahalos to quarterback Ikaika Woolsey and receiver Corey Paclebar for donating their cut hair to Locks of Love, which makes hair pieces for children who are undergoing cancer treatments.

    Wikipedia reports Locks of Love has received criticism for its practice of selling donated hair, rather than using it in wigs as the donors expect. According to the Locks of Love website, some unusable hair (bleached, highlighted, gray, or shorter than 10″) is sold to offset the cost of manufacture of custom-made wigs.

    According to its tax returns, Locks of Love made $1.9 million from hair sales from 2001 to 2006, and took in another $3.4 million in donations. Besides paying for wigs, the money goes to overhead and other costs, including grants for alopecia research. Locks of Love sends the best of the hair it receives to a wig manufacturer, Taylormade Hair Replacement in Millbrae, Calif., which weeds through the selection still further, rejecting up to half.

    But he Better Business Bureau 2010 report lists Locks of Love as a reputable charity.

    So hats off to both the boys and the business.

  47. al July 9, 2012 8:34 am

    bryson… ronnie fields will depart on the 26th.

  48. Da Punchbowl Kid July 9, 2012 8:36 am





    Come one, come all for great food, great friends and lots of good times! Families are welcome.

    Please post here to let SteveM know if you’re attending, number in your party and what kine kaukau you goin’ bring. BYOB!

    Don’t miss it – goin’ be good fun just like the last one! Plenty of parking and a huge covered lanai area for chillin’ and grillin’!

    See you there!

  49. al July 9, 2012 8:36 am

    hairy…hahaha. a certain tsaiko once had hair that draped his shoulders.

  50. gigi-hawaii July 9, 2012 8:37 am

    you, Al?

  51. jm2375 July 9, 2012 8:38 am

    Good morning Tsaikos!

    Hope you all had a good weekend.

    Mahalo to Mr. Woolsey & Mr. Paclebar for their donations. Their hair must have been long, since they recommend the donated hair be at least 10″ long. My hairdresser waited till Screecher’s was 12″ before cutting it to donate. That was the last time she had it that long and then that short.

  52. gigi-hawaii July 9, 2012 8:39 am

    funny how JD still looks the same as his earlier photo. Very recognizable.

    So is Abercrombie.

    But Mufi looks very different. Almost couldn’t place him.

  53. Slugger July 9, 2012 8:40 am

    Good morning, gang!

    Good luck to Tui Tuiasosopo in the next phase of life.

    I have a great photo of Royce’s do as cut by Shane Austin. The guys sported some cool hair.

  54. jm2375 July 9, 2012 8:40 am

    al-san – a certain Tsaiko recently cut his hair… Another cut his hair (wasn’t too long but long enough) a couple of years ago…

  55. Shoko July 9, 2012 8:47 am

    Remember Keenan Jones? I don’t know how many times his helmet came off during the Sugar Bowl. And he has short hair.

  56. gigi-hawaii July 9, 2012 8:52 am

    ST: Has coach Chow decided whether or not players’ names will be on their jerseys? I thought there was some talk they wouldn’t be.

  57. Stephen Tsai July 9, 2012 9:16 am


    No final word.

    As Chow said: If enough people say I’m taking the names off, I’ll leave them on.”

  58. gigi-hawaii July 9, 2012 9:17 am

    ST: I think the names should be on the jerseys — it’s a source of great pride for the student athlete.

  59. Stephen Tsai July 9, 2012 9:19 am


    He had a hot temper. Maybe the heat thrusted the helmet.

    Whoa. That last line sounded like it was from “Shades of Grey.”

  60. al July 9, 2012 9:19 am

    jm1411…i think i ran into him and his mom. he looks debonair and distinguished.

  61. Stephen Tsai July 9, 2012 9:22 am


    You know the cutbacks at UH. That’s why they hired a coach with a monosyllabic name.

  62. gigi-hawaii July 9, 2012 9:23 am

    Well, gee whiz, how much does it cost to sew a name onto a jersey? Maybe the owner of Lanai island can chip in.

  63. gigi-hawaii July 9, 2012 9:25 am

    I am really curious about the new jerseys and what they look like. When is the great unveiling?

  64. al July 9, 2012 9:25 am

    gigi…some speak in third person while others don’t.


    a certain tsaiko was once detained at the mexican border for hours trying to get back to the continent. sentinels of the mexican gov’t thought his back was wet and detained him for hours. long hair, mustache, goatee, asian-hispanic look, and a wise mouth did him in.

  65. al July 9, 2012 9:26 am

    name or no name.

    remove the individuality and create a team.

  66. gigi-hawaii July 9, 2012 9:27 am

    asian-hispanic look??? now you got me. Not homey?

  67. al July 9, 2012 9:27 am

    the new set of uniforms, only one this year i think, represents and is symbolic of the new chow era.

  68. al July 9, 2012 9:28 am

    gigi…you are doing a “whoooooshhhh!” once again.

  69. gigi-hawaii July 9, 2012 9:28 am

    I think jerseys with names will sell better in the stores. Isn’t that why Kobe changes his number — so as to garner more sales?

  70. gigi-hawaii July 9, 2012 9:29 am


  71. Stephen Tsai July 9, 2012 9:35 am

    You can’t put a current player’s name on a jersey sold in a retail store.

  72. gigi-hawaii July 9, 2012 9:40 am

    really? how come?

  73. gigi-hawaii July 9, 2012 9:41 am

    hubby once bought a Tshirt that had June Jones’ picture on the front. Why is that OK?

  74. al July 9, 2012 9:49 am

    ncaa rules prohibit.

    a coach is not a student/athlete.

  75. al July 9, 2012 9:51 am

    gg…backup to #49 and #64. re-read. then re-read backwards. then you will get the message, a subliminal one at that.

  76. SteveM July 9, 2012 9:54 am

    Good morning everyone!

    ST — interesting “Days of our youth” pix.

    A couple years ago I was assembling photos of Tsai-kos when they were in high school or their 20’s. Was going to put them unidentified in a web page and maybe have a contest. But I have only 7 photos as of now. Please email me your high school+ photo if you want to be placed on the page, if made.

    gigi – your photo above is too recent–got older one? 😕

  77. gigi-hawaii July 9, 2012 9:58 am

    Al: I’ll put that on the back burner to simmer. I can’t figure it out.

    SteveM: I’ll have to dig around for a high school picture. I looked better as a senior than as a sophomore or junior.

  78. gigi-hawaii July 9, 2012 10:02 am

    SteveM: Instead of digging around for a hs pic, how about if I email you a pic that I already have on my blog? I got one as a 22 yr old in a yellow bikini. Lol. Nah. I’ll send you one of me in New York, wearing jeans and a blouse — before the muumuu era!!!

  79. A-joe July 9, 2012 10:18 am

    Holy smokes! I had to Google, “Monosyllabic.” Neva have that kine big words growing up.

    Buggah moa contagious than just kissing. You can catch Monosyllabic just by talking to somebody! Spooky stuff!

  80. al July 9, 2012 10:20 am

    stevem…you know me…shy guy here. no like the fanfare, so please don’t post any of my pics.

    mahalo in advance.

  81. gigi-hawaii July 9, 2012 10:28 am

    SteveM: OK I sent you 2 photos, dated 1968 and 1972. Take your pic. Lol.

  82. gigi-hawaii July 9, 2012 10:29 am

    Aw Al. This will be fun. What’s the harm?

  83. SteveM July 9, 2012 10:34 am

    Just back from brunch.

    Al — no worry, I forgot what you looked like in high school… too long ago. 😐

  84. al July 9, 2012 10:44 am

    stevem…for starters at least 50lbs ago. but, i am getting there. it was a bit more two days ago.

  85. SteveM July 9, 2012 10:46 am

    Got your photo’s gigi.

    I’ll use the 1968 one –that’s a stumper…yup, pre-muumuu days. I could guess you in the 1972 photo on the basis of your hairstyle–which is the topic of today’s blog. 🙂

    ….I think I better go hide for a while…

  86. gigi-hawaii July 9, 2012 10:48 am

    SteveM: I sure hope YOU have entered your picture.

  87. Bigislandkurt July 9, 2012 11:34 am

    Seriously, that pic of Abercrombie looks like Captain Caveman, one of my favorite cartoons growing up as a kid.


  88. Bulla July 9, 2012 11:59 am

    good luck to Tui in this next stage of his life; Crusader 4 Life… 🙂

  89. al July 9, 2012 12:04 pm

    bik…is that a new cartoon series? never saw that one.

  90. A-joe July 9, 2012 12:27 pm

    gigi- pretty picture above. All I gotta say is that marathon running beer drinking doctor totally lost out.

  91. A-joe July 9, 2012 12:31 pm

    Al- if i’m not mistaken that cartoon is from your era, eh? Or just depicting it… =)

  92. al July 9, 2012 1:05 pm

    a-flirt…i’m telling a-slippa girl. behave yourself.

  93. jimmy the lock July 9, 2012 1:10 pm

    I recognize Captain Caveman and a few others. Who’s the guy in the gorilla suit?

  94. jimmy the lock July 9, 2012 1:14 pm

    For those who observe special days, today is National No Bra Day.

  95. A-joe July 9, 2012 1:25 pm

    Several years ago while quietly waiting in my dentist office with several other patients I read an SI article about offensive linemen. The article came to a part about trash talking. I broke the silence barrier and startled the room with an unexpected knee jerk laugh as I read the following:

    “When I played for the Bears,” Jerry Fontenot recalls, “there was a bucktoothed defensive lineman from Minnesota talking a ton of smack. Finally, I said, ‘Dude, when’s the last time you ate corn on the cob through a picket fence?’ Even his teammates laughed.”

  96. SteveM July 9, 2012 1:34 pm


  97. al July 9, 2012 1:34 pm

    97… Is gg aware of this?

  98. Last Call July 9, 2012 1:53 pm

    Great photo of Robert K also know as the Cookie Monster by Warrior fans.

    Interesting story about how he got the name. It all started on another Warrior fan forum and it stuck like Superglue. Robert sounds exactly like the loveable puppet from Sesame Street when he gets excited.

    Even around the WAC fans from other schools who listened to Hawai`i football broadcast picked it up.

    Not sure if he is even aware of it.

  99. jimmy the lock July 9, 2012 2:16 pm

    Someone mangled the Hawaiian islands on Colt’s head.

  100. (Jesse) James July 9, 2012 2:17 pm

    Good afternoon Tsaikos….

    #97 Jimmy…Yep…Noticed that downtown….LOL

  101. (Jesse) James July 9, 2012 2:19 pm

    A-Joe…just sent you an e-mail…. 🙂

  102. (Jesse) James July 9, 2012 2:19 pm

    al….Where is that A-Slippa girl anyway??? Haven’t seen her in a while….LOL

  103. mctruck July 9, 2012 2:22 pm


    dat is a very lovely picture of you in your youth. I thought JD was your husband..looks like cud have been.

  104. gigi-hawaii July 9, 2012 2:25 pm

    Mctruck: don’t know what you mean by “youth” but I was in my early 40s when that pic was taken.

  105. gigi-hawaii July 9, 2012 2:25 pm

    noticed hubby’s big hair? Nowadays he likes it extremely short.

  106. gigi-hawaii July 9, 2012 2:26 pm

    JD is much younger than I am. At least 10 years younger.

  107. gigi-hawaii July 9, 2012 2:28 pm

    Anyway, you guys should all participate in SteveM’s contest. Send him your high school or twenties photo.

    SteveM: you need to announce the prize. Lol.

  108. mctruck July 9, 2012 2:29 pm

    Well, what can I say?…still, lovely picture.

    Anybody tried that eye glasses advertised on TV?, it’s called, “Super Focus.”

    I’m interested in getting a pair…sent them an email to communicate particulars to me.

  109. jimmy the lock July 9, 2012 2:34 pm

    That answered my gorilla suit question.

    I wonder how season ticket renewal sales for football are doing?

  110. mctruck July 9, 2012 2:34 pm

    I should have said asked them to quote prices which they’re site(s) don’t mention.

  111. jimmy the lock July 9, 2012 2:42 pm

    I have never seen those eye glasses infomercials so I googled it. Not a fan of circular lenses and frames but the concept does look interesting. Almost like how a cell phone focuses when you tap the screen.

  112. A-joe July 9, 2012 2:42 pm

    gigi- no sense. Stretch, al or Koakane going win already. Obviously you haven’t seen these men in their youthful days.

    Lets just say Koakane’s yesteryear physique inspired Fabio to become a model.

  113. gigi-hawaii July 9, 2012 2:45 pm

    A-joe: how would they win? The contest is to see how many guys and gals you can identify. I bet nobody will guess who I am. I guarantee, Lol

  114. gigi-hawaii July 9, 2012 2:46 pm

    unless I am the only female entering.

  115. gigi-hawaii July 9, 2012 2:47 pm

    what would you all consider a good prize?

  116. jimmy the lock July 9, 2012 2:51 pm

    I would say the super focus glasses are between $500 – $1000. But wait, if you order now we will send you not one, not two, but three glasses! That’s not all each glasses will come with an impact resistance carry case. And we’ll also throw in 10 reusable lens cleaning cloth made of microfiber!

    Don’t hesitate, order now, operators are standing by.

  117. (Jesse) James July 9, 2012 2:53 pm

    Hey, I’ve seen pics of gramps from his high school days….He was like the Chinese Arnold…. 🙂

  118. jimmy the lock July 9, 2012 2:54 pm


  119. (Jesse) James July 9, 2012 2:56 pm

    #119….Hold on….If you call in the next 5 mins, you’ll also receive a pair of our super focus sunglasses. Great for a day at the beach…or that special event you’re attending. It’s your gift to keep even if you return the super focus glasses….LOL


  120. jimmy the lock July 9, 2012 2:59 pm

    @(Jesse) James

    Given the ultimate pitch man, some people will buy anything. lol

  121. A-joe July 9, 2012 3:02 pm

    gigi- I agree. Everyone will have a the darnedest time distinguishing you from these three.

  122. jimmy the lock July 9, 2012 3:03 pm

    “Set it, and forget it”

    “Broken! Busted! Everybody has something to repair. Before buying new, let Mighty Putty fix it for you.”

  123. A-joe July 9, 2012 3:03 pm

    120- From Happy Days?

    Or Green Acres?

  124. (Jesse) James July 9, 2012 3:04 pm

    #126….MWAHAHAHAHAHAA Just spit out my coffee….

  125. gigi-hawaii July 9, 2012 3:05 pm

    BTW, who’s the guy above my photo? Is that June Jones?

  126. jimmy the lock July 9, 2012 3:11 pm

    No way that is June Jones.

  127. (Jesse) James July 9, 2012 3:12 pm

    GiGi….#128….Actually, that’s December Jones….A strapping young coach from the Ola region of Hawaii Island… 🙂

  128. gigi-hawaii July 9, 2012 3:17 pm

    Well, December Jones, June Jones, April Jones — the dude is very handsome!

  129. jm2375 July 9, 2012 3:33 pm

    Was talking story with some guys a few years older than me at our alumni association dinner Saturday night. One guy commented that he used to sit in back of a Samoan guy during music class and wondered what was in his Afro. 😆

    (Heard Stretch went to his class reunion, but only 2 people from his class showed up at the Alumni dinner)

  130. SteveM July 9, 2012 3:38 pm

    James — send me a photo 🙂

    Stretch & DPK too.

    Koakane with muscles?

    Darn, I wish I had the photo of Kekoa in his high school basketball uni…

    From what I’ve seen so far, there are some intriguing photos that will stump you….

    If get 12 more photos (to make 20), I’ll make the page.

    Maybe we can pursuade ST to think of a prize….

  131. Shoko July 9, 2012 3:43 pm

    This is pretty humorous. Apparently, Karl Benson (SBC commish), is up to his usual antics. He is proposing a 33-team Megaconference.

    This is from a SJSU blog with excerpts: “Mr. Peanuts Joins SBC and Promptly Goes Apedung”

    “I had very quiet inquiries with (Mountain West commissioner) Craig Thompson and (C-USA commissioner) Britton Banowsky to see if, ‘Hey, would you be interested?’ Benson said. “But that was dismissed quickly. No interest.”

    Favorite quote:

    “I knew how tenious the WAC was and I could see what might happen (in conference realignment),” Benson said. “The Sun Belt had options, and that’s what led me to have interest in the Sun Belt rather than trying to save the WAC one more time.”

    Blog reaction: “What a tool bag!”

    Well, here’s the bottom line – so far under Karl’s reign, the SBC has put documented feelers out to at least 21 schools, only three of which joined. He’s put out conference merger feelers to three different conferences (WAC, MWC, CUSA), all of which have been rejected. His take from all this activity? One baby FBS school (TxState), one non-FB Division I school (UTA) – both of whom he added to the WAC prior to his departure – and one FCS move-up (GaState).

    You know, Karl does strongly resemble Mr. Peanut. All he needs is the top hat.

  132. (Jesse) James July 9, 2012 3:49 pm

    gigi…j/k…#128….the pic above you is of a young Mario Lopez.

  133. gigi-hawaii July 9, 2012 3:54 pm

    James: nah! are you sure? does not look like Mario Lopez.

  134. gigi-hawaii July 9, 2012 3:55 pm

    ST: who is the dude above my picture?

  135. gigi-hawaii July 9, 2012 3:57 pm

    SteveM: you have to encourage some females to send in their pics, also.




  136. gigi-hawaii July 9, 2012 3:57 pm

    Also you should provide us with your email address.

  137. Ipu Man July 9, 2012 4:04 pm

    Current prez pic looks just like him.

    But his fashion is a bit FOB…

  138. Ipu Man July 9, 2012 4:07 pm

    …or is it FOtB?

  139. Ipu Man July 9, 2012 4:09 pm

    I wonder if long time local Bett Midler reads this blog…

    and will send in her pic???


  140. gigi-hawaii July 9, 2012 4:10 pm

    Bette Midler graduated from my kids’ alma mater.

  141. al July 9, 2012 5:23 pm

    138…marlon brando.

  142. al July 9, 2012 5:24 pm

    138…you secret admirer.

  143. al July 9, 2012 5:24 pm

    138…from the land known for its oranges

  144. al July 9, 2012 5:25 pm

    138…if he turned his head a bit you’d see the tell tale rubba slippa imprint.

  145. A-joe July 9, 2012 5:28 pm

    The “Kahului Kid” shot a first round 6 over (77) today which has him tied for 112.

    Eh! Still get chance! Anytin’ can happen!

    Charge ‘Um, Kid!!

  146. A-joe July 9, 2012 5:31 pm

    149- Kamaboko kine!

  147. jm2375 July 9, 2012 5:38 pm

    151 – NOT! lead kine!

  148. BigHiloFan2 July 9, 2012 5:40 pm

    Howzit Tsaikos.

    nice to see the merriment.

  149. A-joe July 9, 2012 5:43 pm

    152- Dis old skool. Was Kamaboko. Lead neva come into play till layatah.

  150. papajoe2 July 9, 2012 5:45 pm

    #138, I tink that’s Johnny Wasamulla. Tarzan.

  151. jm2375 July 9, 2012 6:02 pm

    156 – bwahahahahahaha!

  152. wafan July 9, 2012 6:03 pm

    Good evening!

  153. wafan July 9, 2012 6:03 pm

    Slick pix, Mr. Tsai and everyone pictured.

  154. SteveM July 9, 2012 6:04 pm

    Hmmmm…maybe everyone should send their high school/early 20’s pix to ST instead of me. Posting one a day without identification should yield a lot of comments/guesses and buku hits. 👿

    RE: #138

    Unfair. How are we supposed to recognize him without his race car?

  155. wafan July 9, 2012 6:04 pm

    How the heck did Mr. Tsai obtain that photo of the king’s youngest brother?

  156. Ipu Man July 9, 2012 6:10 pm

    Thank you Tui’atua Tuiasosopo, for helping UH in spring practice and trying to make the team. And also all your achievments:

    a 2008 graduate of St. Louis School in Honolulu, O`ahu…a three-year letterwinner in football…two-year scholar athlete and team captain as a senior…led squad to back-to-back league titles and state runner-up finishes in 2006 and ’07…

    a first-team all-state selection as a senior and a second-team pick as a junior…also a two-time all-league pick, earning first-team honors in both his junior and senior seasons…participated in the HUB Goodwill Senior Bowl…named offensive line MVP at the 2006 All Poly and University of Utah camps…

    strongest athlete at the 2006 Hawai`i Athletes in Action Combine and second strongest at the 2006 U.S. Army All-American Football Combine in San Antonio, Texas…rated the top offensive line prospect in the state of Hawai`i…a 2008 Lumana`i Scholarship Awards and National Football Collegiate Hall of Fame scholar-athlete…a member of the President’s List, maintaining a grade point average above 4.0.

    You are hereby declared a Tsaiko Maximus Stephananonmous for evah!

  157. Ipu Man July 9, 2012 6:10 pm

    Father played DLine for the Rainbow Warrior and Kansas City Chief

    – Uncle Jesse Sapolu played Oline for the Rainbow Warrior and San Francisco 49’er

    – Uncle Manu Tuiasosopo played Dline for UCLA and played for the San Fran 49ers and Seattle Seahawks. He was was drafted in the 1979 NFL Draft in the 1st round and the #18 overall pick.

    – Uncle Peter “Navy” Tuiasosopo Oline played for Long Beach Poly HS, Utah State the L.A. Rams. He is currently an Actor, appearing in many movies and TV shows

    – Uncle Titus Tuiasosopo played Oline at USC for 3 years

    …and much much more including nice pics!

  158. Da Punchbowl Kid July 9, 2012 6:29 pm

    Big Hilo –

    Please call me ASAP.

  159. el burro sabio July 9, 2012 6:43 pm

    138 he may have sat on your couch once

  160. Guava July 9, 2012 6:43 pm

    Ipu Man:

    Um, Ana Tuiasosopo played for the Rainbows, and not the Rainbow Warriors. A lot of the ‘vets take offense to that kind of stuff.

  161. mo808 July 9, 2012 6:46 pm

    Gigi @139 Ha! Should be fun!

    SteveM, do you have deadline for contest submission? I need to go dig for that stuff in the historical archives 🙂

  162. Ipu Man July 9, 2012 6:53 pm

    Guava, I just posted what the link said. It also said:

    “Parents are Ana, Sr and Lua Tuiasosopo of Ewa Beach, O`ahu.

    Older brother Ana, Jr is on on a mission and will play for Hawaii upon return…”

    If I or the link offended you, sorry. I don’t get your drift.

  163. gigi-hawaii July 9, 2012 6:53 pm

    SteveM: are you serious about having ST post one picture per day? That would be lots of fun.

  164. Ipu Man July 9, 2012 6:57 pm

    Oh, maybe you mean Jesse Sopolu. He played for the Rainbows. Yes, I agree.

    But I did NOT write the article. Sorrry that I can’t re-write what someone else wrote.

  165. Ipu Man July 9, 2012 6:59 pm

    If you got a beef, take it up with Times Meat spokesperson…Jesse Sapolu.


  166. Pablo Wegesend July 9, 2012 7:00 pm

    This rule against long-hair is STUPID! The biggest, baddest UH teams of the June Jones era (especially the 2006 and 2007) had plenty guys with long hair, it was part of the coolest image in college football!

    Sad that it’s no longer allowed!

  167. ALLAN July 9, 2012 7:02 pm


  168. Ipu Man July 9, 2012 7:03 pm

    Oh my bad, “…Father played DLine for the Rainbow Warrior and Kansas City Chief”

    I did not catch that one either. Sorry, Ana.

    Sorry Jesse.

    Sorry Guava.

    But I did NOT NOT NOT write the article.

    A thousand gomenasais.

    Good night and pleasant dreams.


  169. SteveM July 9, 2012 7:04 pm

    mo808 — no deadline. Not going make the contest page until I have at least 20 pix.

    But, if I do not reach 20 in a few weeks, I’ll create a private photo album and email the secret URL to everyone who has a photo shown. Private contest via email then, rather than on the blog.

  170. gigi-hawaii July 9, 2012 7:05 pm

    Ipu: it’s only 7:30 and already you are saying good night? Too early!

  171. gigi-hawaii July 9, 2012 7:18 pm

    SteveM: if you make it a private contest, then people like Al cannot participate. What a shame!

  172. mo808 July 9, 2012 7:21 pm

    SteveM, okeedokee!

  173. Gambit808 July 9, 2012 7:38 pm

    I think long hair should be encouraged. I feel like its strong with the bloodlines of the islands. I realize safety and all, but long hair was really what made us stand out. If cutting hair translates to wins and less injuries I’m all for it, but I doubt it.

  174. Gambit808 July 9, 2012 7:39 pm

    Coach’s team though. What he says goes.

  175. gigi-hawaii July 9, 2012 9:03 pm

    Long hair often covered the player’s name on his back. I am all for having short hair.

  176. gigi-hawaii July 9, 2012 9:05 pm

    And please keep the names on the jerseys. Otherwise, the players are playing incognito. No fun!!!

  177. gigi-hawaii July 9, 2012 9:06 pm

    And ST: we are still waiting for the name of the mystery guy above my picture.

    Hubby thinks it is Rich Miano, but I disagree.

  178. d1shima July 9, 2012 9:13 pm

  179. d1shima July 9, 2012 9:18 pm

    Best wishes Tui.

  180. d1shima July 9, 2012 9:19 pm

    P, P and K

  181. iwonderwhytheyhateme July 9, 2012 9:31 pm

    Never liked the long hair. However having messy, untucked jerseys are a lot worse imo.

  182. Slugger July 9, 2012 9:40 pm

    It’s Barry!

    Good night, gang!

  183. Slugger July 9, 2012 9:43 pm

    Oh, sorry, gi-gi, I wasn’t answering your question…

    No slippah marks…too young in dat pik-chah.

  184. Bigislandkurt July 9, 2012 9:43 pm

    Long hair is sooooooo 2007.

    Out with the old.

    It’s a new day on the farm.


  185. SteveM July 9, 2012 9:55 pm

    OK, gigi — I’ll give you some hints about your mystery hunk…

    Go to Photoshop and…

    1. Add eyes like John Astin in the Addams Family

    2. insert a very broad grin

    3. (I’ll give #3 if needed)


  186. gigi-hawaii July 9, 2012 10:02 pm

    Eh, I know you guys are as clueless as I am. Lol.

  187. el burro sabio July 9, 2012 10:06 pm

    This is fun

  188. SteveM July 9, 2012 10:09 pm

    ….well, the eyes part might be more figurative than literal… 🙂

    But he’s definitely in this video…

  189. A-joe July 9, 2012 10:11 pm

    191- Uncle Fester?

  190. el burro sabio July 9, 2012 10:14 pm

    Great, now she’s going to think it’s D1

  191. SteveM July 9, 2012 10:16 pm

    A-joe — no, that’s more for Bulla…

    figuratively, of course… 😆

  192. Addahknowsports July 9, 2012 10:22 pm

    (tap tap tap) My foot was getting itchy. Somebody mention Slippa Girl?

  193. jm2375 July 9, 2012 10:25 pm

    OMG! Addahknowsports is alive! j/k Howzit girl!

  194. HiFlyer July 9, 2012 10:25 pm


    don’t make it so easy.

  195. Addahknowsports July 9, 2012 10:25 pm

    It certainly does seem to imply that it might be d1….

    That’s what I thought when I saw the video. Hehehe.

  196. Addahknowsports July 9, 2012 10:26 pm

    Hiya jm!

  197. K-Bay July 9, 2012 10:28 pm

    Us picsha shy Guyz might never qualify for full Tsaiko status…

    (Near 200 Without Spam…)

  198. SteveM July 9, 2012 10:47 pm

    I’m getting sleepy tonight.

    At least my #191 shot us over 200 🙂

    K-Bay — come out to Cattle Calls, tailgates, etc….you’ll be able to put blog names to faces soon enough. No such thing as “full” Tsai-ko status–it’s just going to the next level.

    Yup, this was kinda fun. Maybe we should send pix to ST for a “guess the young Tsai-ko” feature. 🙂

  199. L10pc July 9, 2012 11:44 pm

    Hey folks..the following message is being displayed on Oceanic channel 6 (KITV). “The ownership of KITV has forced us to stop carrying this channel. Visit for more information.” Anyone know what’s happening?

  200. d1shima July 10, 2012 12:16 am


    Negotiations for the renewal of the agreement that authorized Time Warner to provide its subscribers with our local news, ABC network and other programming broadcast by KITV are at an impasse.

    The authorization for carriage of our signal expires tonight at midnight. We previously granted Time Warner an extension of that authorization through tonight to avoid inconveniencing Time Warner subscribers and disrupting viewing plans, especially over the July 4th holiday week, and in the hope that we would reach agreement during the extension period.

    Read more:

  201. d1shima July 10, 2012 12:17 am

    …the ball just got harder

  202. A-joe July 10, 2012 12:19 am

    Das what happens wen somebody greedy.

  203. L10pc July 10, 2012 12:23 am

    Thanks for the info, D1…

  204. al July 10, 2012 12:24 am

    gg…you may be the only one who doesn’t who that is. i’ll bet any tsaiko who knows him knows him.

    they’ve all either dropped another hint to go along with the many i’ve given or have teased or joked about it.

  205. d1shima July 10, 2012 12:32 am

    I hope they work it out by Sept 1

  206. d1shima July 10, 2012 12:33 am

    …in the meantime.

  207. Wes'side Warrior July 10, 2012 3:11 am

    Howzit, everyone!

    Always fun to look back at past “trends”. Some real interesting haircuts! Come to think of it, my hair was usually short during football season, but allowed to grow a little longer the rest of the year. I always wondered why my dad did that?! I used to hate the “helmet” hair, though… where we’d have patches of hair sticking up, separated by areas of flat hair. Gotta be pics of that example somewhere.

    Too bad for Tui‘atua Tuiasosopo. Sometimes, things just aren’t meant to be. Best wishes for a successful future!

    Some real good hints for Gigi… And good to see A-Sports!

  208. BigHiloFan2 July 10, 2012 3:30 am

    i can spack a Kau bradda eben from here.


    I’ll call this am brudda DPK.

  209. Slugger July 10, 2012 5:58 am

    A-Sports! Good to hear from you.

    Good morning, gang!

  210. certified coders July 28, 2012 11:30 pm

    Cool Video!…

    You’re got to check it, really nice….

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