Dan the Man

You probably don’t recognize the name.
And you probably won’t know the face, unless you can recall that business-college commercial where the guy says: “Tell me about yourself.”
But television viewers will miss Dan Schmidt, who won’t be retained as part of the KHNL-KGMB-KFVE shakeup.
Schmidt has been been part of the KHNL-KFVE family — or the broadcast ancestors — for more than 25 years.
He is a gifted director. Those UH victories over BYU? That was captured under his direction.
He knows the business, and he has a great appreciation for Hawai‘i’s people.
Classy as always, he will help the transition.
A local sportscaster today described Schmidt as the “heart and soul” of that station.
The bosses might not realize it now, but Schmidt will be missed.

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The Warriors today ended training camp with an extended walk-through practice. The Warriors need the rest: the fall semester starts Monday.

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Happy belated birthday to Ralph, the sunshine of our blog.

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La‘anui Correa:



  1. jm2375 August 22, 2009 1:26 pm


    Happy Saturday Tsaikos!

  2. C rM August 22, 2009 1:27 pm


  3. C rM August 22, 2009 1:28 pm


  4. C rM August 22, 2009 1:30 pm

    Errybody still on the Aug 21 thread.
    Peace I’m out.
    Back to the future of lurking in this coconut wireless paradise.
    Did I hear that saying before.

    Boo Ya.

  5. C rM August 22, 2009 1:33 pm


  6. C rM August 22, 2009 1:33 pm


  7. C rM August 22, 2009 1:34 pm

    Top 7.
    Hello. Hello. Echo echo.

  8. 99club August 22, 2009 1:34 pm

    Happy B-day Ralph!

    Best of luck to Mr. Schmidt.

  9. lava August 22, 2009 1:35 pm

    Inoke is the second best qb on the team, so the fact that three others are vying for #2 says a lot about how the season rests on Greg Alexander’s shoulders.

  10. C rM August 22, 2009 1:35 pm


    I feel like Garrett.
    Post after post.
    Ok freeplay links pau.

  11. Mad Dog August 22, 2009 1:35 pm

    Steelers vs Redskins game just started. Campbell starting the game at QB.


  12. C rM August 22, 2009 1:37 pm

    Happy bday Ralph.
    You of age to buy beer.

  13. C rM August 22, 2009 1:39 pm

    Aloha stadium to allow small coolers starting October.

  14. koakane™ August 22, 2009 1:44 pm

    afternoon tsaiko’s

    also watching the redskins and waiting for the coltster to appear

    smelling the rain which is starting to fall

  15. sjmacro August 22, 2009 1:46 pm

    Brought over from yesterday’s page:

    Tsaikos, Don Weir and bhf2: super job on the bike project. Seems like I’ll be taking a picture of bhf2 on the Schwinn IC Pro in Vegas. The following link show last summer’s JUGS repair project–sjmacro


  16. koakane™ August 22, 2009 1:49 pm

    C rM: Aloha stadium to allow small coolers starting October

    where did you get this info? really hope this is true.

  17. Ralph August 22, 2009 2:07 pm

    koakane you better find out what small means, a 18 pak might be prohibited

  18. NYUH August 22, 2009 2:25 pm

    Had a nice feed on channelsurfing.net. Campbell sucks. Bring on Colt!

  19. bighilofan2 August 22, 2009 2:28 pm

    howzit Tsaikos. thanks for the link

  20. Mad Dog August 22, 2009 2:43 pm

    Middle of the second quarter, Collins comes is. Hopefully, we’ll see Colt in the third quarter.

  21. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc August 22, 2009 3:01 pm

    Need to contact the Stadium Authority on Monday on another subject and will ask about the coolers. The July Regular Meeting minutes are not yet posted.

  22. Slugger August 22, 2009 3:10 pm


    Your berfday present is that the Raiders are up 7-0 over the Niners in the 2nd half…

    Go Niners! Go Redskins! Go Cardinals!


    Malasadas compliments of Na Koa this morning were the real old-fashioned, true Portagee malasadas. Mahalo! If you haven’t joined Na Koa yet, go. Call Don Weir. 🙂

  23. Da Punchbowl Kid August 22, 2009 3:29 pm

    Chase Daniels?! WTF?! Where’s Colt??!!

  24. Mad Dog August 22, 2009 3:29 pm

    Oh oh. Third quarter and Colt is not in. Chase Daniel is in.

  25. Mad Dog August 22, 2009 3:30 pm

    Hurry, Colt. I need to wash my car. An hour ago, I was ready to wash the dirt magnet, felt a drop of rain, then postponed the wash.

  26. Da Punchbowl Kid August 22, 2009 3:34 pm

    Zorn is really startin’ to piss me off…

  27. wafan August 22, 2009 3:37 pm

    And to think I used to like Zorn as a Seahawk.

  28. conor August 22, 2009 3:37 pm

    Not good in regards to Colt not being in………

  29. Mad Dog August 22, 2009 3:38 pm

    I still prefer to see Colt as a 49er

  30. Hiya

    Gotta runna…

  31. Skins are looking much better today!

    Gotta go to an event before Colt has a chance to come in- if he does.
    If not… always the next time. Everyone getting their looks!

  32. ps- live blog Skins game here:


  33. Ricky from Virginia August 22, 2009 3:42 pm

    Chase just threw a Touchdown…Colt demoted to 4th string…

  34. uhwarriors August 22, 2009 3:48 pm

    For anyone who went to the Sugar Bowl and made it Johnny White’s on Bourbon St., you’ll remember Lynn Sapir, the Iolani and UH alumnus who owns Johnny White’s with his wife Janeen. Lynn and Janeen were back in town for the first time in over 5 years. They hadn’t been back since before Katrina. It’s been really rough economically in New Orleans. Lynn said the Sugar Bowl week was the best week for business that he has had since Katrina and the most fun he ever had running Johnny White’s. He thanks all who stopped by. He really appreciated all the Hawaii support. He also said if anyone from Hawaii is in New Orleans to stop by and he’ll buy you a drink.

  35. conor August 22, 2009 3:49 pm

    Ricky, how do you know he’s been demoted for 4th string? Do you mean just for this game? Or are you talking about the rest of this preseason? I think Zorn is putting some pressure on Colt and also putting him in 4th so that he could face some easier competition and build some confidence, of which he had none of last week. Either way, Colt has to start stepping up a bit more in practice I think.

  36. Da Punchbowl Kid August 22, 2009 3:52 pm

    Still Daniels….

  37. Mad Dog August 22, 2009 3:52 pm

    Second Redskin possession of the quarter and Chase remains the QB

  38. Ricky from Virginia August 22, 2009 3:57 pm


    All I know is that Zorn was quoted by the Virginia press that He wanted to see what Chase can do. I don’t think “allowing Colt to face some easier competition” has anything to do with it…

    So far, Chase is playing really well…..

  39. conor August 22, 2009 4:01 pm

    Well Colt, time to step it up my friend

  40. Da Punchbowl Kid August 22, 2009 4:01 pm

    One good drive does not a good QB make. Colt had some great drives last year, and now this? Go figure…

  41. Mad Dog August 22, 2009 4:01 pm

    Second TD pass by Chase

  42. Ricky from Virginia August 22, 2009 4:02 pm

    Chase just threw for another touchdown…wow…he looks really good!

  43. Da Punchbowl Kid August 22, 2009 4:06 pm

    Soooooo um, Ricky are you a Warriors fan?

  44. Ricky from Virginia August 22, 2009 4:10 pm

    absolutely, I’m a Rainbow fan…season ticket holder for 30 years…I just work in Virginia…

  45. Da Punchbowl Kid August 22, 2009 4:11 pm


  46. Mad Dog August 22, 2009 4:14 pm

    11:47 left in the game….and we finally see Colt. I hope he’s in rhythm.

  47. conor August 22, 2009 4:16 pm

    is Zorn gonna let Colt throw the ball? jeez

  48. Ricky from Virginia August 22, 2009 4:17 pm

    5 plays – all runs….Come on Zorn, pass THE BALL…

  49. Da Punchbowl Kid August 22, 2009 4:18 pm


  50. Da Punchbowl Kid August 22, 2009 4:19 pm

    and again!

  51. Da Punchbowl Kid August 22, 2009 4:21 pm

    atta boy Colt!

  52. Mad Dog August 22, 2009 4:21 pm

    Good, quick throw, Colt

  53. Mad Dog August 22, 2009 4:23 pm

    Darn. Colt tried to thread the needle and got picked.

  54. Da Punchbowl Kid August 22, 2009 4:23 pm


  55. conor August 22, 2009 4:24 pm


  56. Ricky from Virginia August 22, 2009 4:24 pm

    Geez….Colt just threw an interception!!!!!

  57. Pomai August 22, 2009 4:24 pm

    DPK sorry for being late, but it was a pleasure to finally meet you at the practice yesterday.

    Sorry don’t like the skins never have never will (what can I say I was born in Pittsburgh). Colt needs to get out of Washington I don’t think he will see the field as long as he’s there.

  58. Mad Dog August 22, 2009 4:25 pm

    And the pick occurred near the goal line. That hurt.

  59. conor August 22, 2009 4:25 pm

    Honeslty, I think Daniel is getting to Colt’s head a little bit, Colt should not of thrown that pass c’mon Colt.

  60. Cindy .. (cenn) .. August 22, 2009 4:26 pm

    Ralph, Happy Birthday!

  61. bighilofan2 August 22, 2009 4:26 pm

    Dang, Dang, Dang. Come on Colt!!!!

  62. Pomai August 22, 2009 4:26 pm

    BTW conrats to grandpa curveball and grandma LizK.

  63. Mad Dog August 22, 2009 4:28 pm

    Hopefully, the skins defense will give Colt a chance to redeem himself

  64. bighilofan2 August 22, 2009 4:30 pm

    Okay! Let get the ball back to Colt so he can redeem himself.

  65. Da Punchbowl Kid August 22, 2009 4:30 pm

    Great to meet you too, Pomai! 😉

  66. Mad Dog August 22, 2009 4:35 pm

    BHF2: thanks for stepping up and getting the bike for the team.

  67. Mad Dog August 22, 2009 4:37 pm

    Skins has the ball with a minute left, but they aren’t going to let Colt do a thing.

  68. Ricky from Virginia August 22, 2009 4:37 pm

    Zorn making Brennon kneel for the last 3 plays…Zorn is really pissimg me off!

  69. bighilofan2 August 22, 2009 4:39 pm

    The Redskins WON! but not a good showing for Colt.

  70. Mad Dog August 22, 2009 4:39 pm

    Game over. Chase played a better game than Colt. It may be a bad time for Colt next week.

  71. koakane™ August 22, 2009 4:41 pm

    just saw the end of game and don’t know what to make of Colt’s time with the Redskins or with the NFL. certainly did not go well and only time will tell what will happen. best thoughts go out and wishing him well.

  72. Kekoa August 22, 2009 4:43 pm

    Please trade him. Da ‘Skins don’t deserve him.

  73. Mad Dog August 22, 2009 4:44 pm

    We still support Colt and the other Warriors, no matter what team they play for.

  74. lava August 22, 2009 4:44 pm

    Redskins’ offense is a mess and a bore. At qb, I don’t see a clear #1, 2, or 3, so where does that leave them?

    It is going to be a frantic two weeks for JC, TC, Colt and Chase.

  75. sjmacro August 22, 2009 4:45 pm

    Mad Dog: Thanks for the link to the Skins game. Pick a week sure doesn’t help.-sj

  76. Stephen Tsai August 22, 2009 4:46 pm

    It’s just preseason.
    There’s a lot of time.
    I think.

  77. Mad Dog August 22, 2009 4:47 pm

    I’d better wash the clunker. Maybe I’ll feel another raindrop and just take a nap on the couch before dinner. Thanks everyone for sharing the game with me.

  78. sjmacro August 22, 2009 4:52 pm

    Lava: maybe skins should change the order = Chase, Colt, TC, JC 💡

  79. protector August 22, 2009 4:53 pm

    Hey ‘wafan’, I also used to like Zorn when he was a gunslinging left hander who would roll-out,scramble a lot, and would launch bombs to Steve Largent. Remembering that, it’s ironic & seems to border on hypocrisy that Zorn is the architect of this somnambulent, constipated, footwork-obsessive Offense. Colt just seems to be stagnating there. Perhaps if we could bring the younger-version of Zorn to the present,, he would be in 5th place ’cause he would be benched by Zorn the Elder. DPK, I’m also pissed by Zorn & I agree with others that he’d have more of a chance elsewhere. Unfortunately, the fickle finger of fate seems to be pinning Colt’s Jersey to Redskin turf.

  80. mctruck August 22, 2009 4:54 pm

    When the smoke clears and all is said and done, I believe the skins will retain CB because of his experience and size over Chase…it seems to me that the skins are sold on a qb’s size more than anything else.

  81. haka August 22, 2009 4:57 pm

    Today wasn’t his, but Colt will get his day.

    I think today was Michelle Wie’s day. She played very well, but more than that, for the first time, she was one of the girls. She is finally accepted and respected and you can see she is finally feeling the aloha from the LPGA ohana. Her confidence and enthusiasm was powerful and as a backer of local athletes, it was emotional to see her really happy. The players know her now and there is no negativity with her standing as a person, a player, a teammate and fellow American. The power of being a part of a team and representing your country has jump started her career. I think she is now on her way to great things.

    Go Michelle!

  82. BowsForever August 22, 2009 4:58 pm

    Well as far as stats go, Chase Daniel had the better night. Colt just has to get it done, or his 3rd-string status could be in jeopardy. It’s a business in the NFL, and Colt needs to get his business done. 3 games to go man, time to step it up!

  83. d1shima(Fuze'd) August 22, 2009 5:04 pm

    I spy KindaShy and hubby @ Mililani HS watching the JV game

  84. sjmacro August 22, 2009 5:07 pm

    haka: ditto your #81. Great to see Michelle reacting in a “team” sport –sj

  85. Ralph August 22, 2009 5:08 pm

    Got my fb tickets today…game on.

  86. al August 22, 2009 5:24 pm

    no worry about colt.
    next week he competes for number 2. eventually they release collins now that daniels can fill the emergency position.

  87. whitey August 22, 2009 5:33 pm

    hard to believe, but most of us who cheer for m wie felf that her putting was her downfall. lo and behold, finally her management company, IMG, realizes that and hires Dave Stockton and his son to work on her putting stroke and let Ledbetter do only the swing part. She had only a week training with the Stocktons’ and she elevates her game for the Solheim. Dave said that she would need about 3 wks to get used to the change, but it is amazing that she understands and uses her new putting stroke in a week’s time. small change is more open stance and ball moved back.

  88. whitey August 22, 2009 5:36 pm

    al, plus combined both CB and CD make less than TC.

  89. labrat August 22, 2009 5:38 pm

    Watched Frisco today. Colt should go there. He can make the the throws that the Frisco qbs couldn’t. Frisco appears to have a really good oline that can block. And they can run the ball.

  90. Ralph August 22, 2009 5:45 pm

    Whitey I heard that the Stockton’s are also working on her short game. Putting and around the green. She did better with her putter and came close to the hole on a few others, rimming out or just a tad off the cup but her game is a lot better. Ledbetter acknowledge her putting need improvement and his wife worked with MW, I wonder why he didn’t just bring in another coach for putting years ago.

  91. NYUH August 22, 2009 6:03 pm

    Colt did well until the interception. He hasn’t been totally zorned.

    Now I’m watching that amazing drive in the 2007 Fresno State game where UH used a type of pistol formation that led to several catches by LWJ and a very long TD run.

  92. whitey August 22, 2009 6:15 pm

    ralph, i think one of the major teaching of ledbetter is that he is mechanically sound on all parts of the golf stroke, but that is where the problems lies, too mechanical!!!!!

  93. whitey August 22, 2009 6:19 pm

    another thing about Stockton is that he is still regarded to be a great putter and has an excellent short game. i thought if they needed putting lessons they would have gone to brad faxson, but stockton is also a good choice. for her swing, i think she should come back to hawaii for a little while and work with casey nakama to get back her smooth, big swing.

  94. NYUH August 22, 2009 6:31 pm

    Bring back the black! BTW, why was Hawaii wearing the lighter colors in the home game against Washington?

  95. Bulla August 22, 2009 6:32 pm

    66 – 34 pac 5 over mckinley with 6:31 to go in the 3rd quarter, THAT’S RIGHT, THE 3RD QUARTER…..

    Pac 5 QB tied the record for TD passes, 8……guess who he tied…..none other than former Crusader, Warrior…Timmy Chang…it’s on OC-16 right now….. a shootout

  96. A-House August 22, 2009 6:32 pm

    I dunno if I really want to say, Happy Birfday, ole Ralphie!!! have a good one!

  97. A-House August 22, 2009 6:34 pm

    ah shucks, I also wanted to tell Ralphie, nani nani boo boo – our 49ers won!!!

  98. A-House August 22, 2009 6:41 pm


    must agree with you that Michelle Wie is really doing well at the Solheim
    ( sp?) Cup.

    her confidence is really soaring and if she continues her play on the regular tour, she may just win one before heading back to Stanford. few can now criticize her short game and putting. funny thing is that when other well known golfers, male or female (including Tiger), used to miss short puts, they (annnouncers and analysts) seemed not to dwell on it like they do for Michelle.

    just like UH, certain individuals just don’t like people from Hawaii or people playing for Hawaii.

  99. bighilofan2 August 22, 2009 6:48 pm


    da 49ers won. boo hoo hoo hoo

    i wuz pullin for you, Ralph. for your birthday. 😆

  100. Garret August 22, 2009 6:50 pm

    Great news about Kent Kafentzis! From Don Weir on SportsHawaii:

    Rich Miano told us this morning that Kent’s surgery went well.

  101. Garret August 22, 2009 6:52 pm

    Hopefully the swine flu doesn’t hit the Warriors…Tulane’s preparation for the season really has been disrupted by the swine flu. 22+ players may be infected infected!

    The Green Wave takes the field without 27 players, 22 of whom are out sick with flu-like symptoms.

    Contrary to several national news outlets, no Tulane football player has tested positive H1N1 virus, or the “swine flu.” Two players have tested positive for the Type A flu, which could be H1N1, but results from the state are not back yet.

  102. Garret August 22, 2009 6:53 pm

    Two Dolphin players might be out with the swine flu…they defend Bess in practice, so hopefully he didn’t catch anything from them.

    The Dolphins advised their players this morning that two of their teammates will not attend tonight’s game because of the swine flu, but it appears the team’s explanation to its players is the result of the medical staff attempting to assume the worst.

    Cornerbacks Sean Smith and Jason Allen both fell sick late this week, sources have told the Miami Herald, and each have spent the day in bed.

  103. Garret August 22, 2009 6:54 pm

    Washington Examiner reviewed the key plays in the game and said this about Colt’s INT:

    Colt Brennan was looking good up until his interception. He stared down the receiver, tight end Todd Yoder, and threw into four defenders. Very dumb in the red zone. Brennan has a knack for squeezing the ball into tight areas, but that was unnecessary.

  104. djmitcho August 22, 2009 6:57 pm

    Watching OC16 online and waiting for the Damien-Roosevelt game. I would usually cheer for the roughriders since I would have gone there if I didn’t go to Damien, but they are playing my alma mater so GO MONARCHS!!!

  105. Garret August 22, 2009 6:58 pm

    Really bad day for Colt, especially with Chase Daniel doing well with basically the same players that he struggled with the past two games. Combined with the last game, it not only is clear that Colt doesn’t have any shot at the #2 QB position anymore, he’ll have to play well to prevent the calls for Chase to get stronger.

    There still are more preseason games. However, remember that the first-team offense will play almost all of the next-to-last preseason game, with the backup QB playing the rest of the game. So, that is one less game for Colt to play. And instead of getting all of the final game, he’ll now have to split that playing time with Chase.

  106. djmitcho August 22, 2009 6:58 pm

    Congratulations to the Spokane Shock! AF2 Champs!!

  107. Garret August 22, 2009 7:00 pm

    For those who want some other team to pick up Colt, no team is going to trade for him if he doesn’t do well this preseason. Colt himself talked about that before this preseason–the game tape isn’t just important to Washington, it is an audition for every other NFL team.

    Colt has bounced back from so much adversity in his life and he’s great with his back against the wall. However, there basically is no margin for error left given the time left this preseason.

  108. Garret August 22, 2009 7:02 pm

    Bad news that Miami started a rookie WR (their 4th round draft pick) instead of Bess today.

    Former Ohio State receiver Brian Hartline, who was taken in the fourth-round of last April’s draft, has been promoted to the starting unit.

    He’ll start opposite his fellow Buckeye, Ted Ginn Jr., playing ahead of Davone Bess and Greg Camarillo. Bess dropped two passes against the Jaguars, and Camarillo is nine months into rehabbing his ACL tear.

    Hartline worked with the starters for most of last week, benefiting from a strong showing against the Jaguars, where he caught one pass for 20 yards.

  109. Garret August 22, 2009 7:03 pm

    Bess came off the bench in the preseason game and caught just one pass. Even worse, he dropped a pass that would have gone for a first down. Drops in consecutive games means that the two WRs Miami drafted and Camarillo will be pushing Bess hard for that starting spot.

    Davone Bess dropped an easy catch that would have been a first down and Anthony Armstrong did little to show he belongs. Brian Hartline in his starting debut was rarely seen but when he did touch the ball he looked like a pinball as he bounced between defenders.

  110. royvic August 22, 2009 7:04 pm

    So coming this Monday two things are certain. One the Warriors will probably be 9 practice days, plus one walk thru day away from kickoff. The other is that the training camp roster, currently with 105 players will be augmented with another 15-20 players (?).

    From a fan’s prospective, I would think watching Monday’s practice would be interesting.

    For you’ll have more players on the field fighting for spots.
    And with, maybe,the lesser knowns getting into the faces of the knowns could see alot of bad blood spilling, especially with the countdown to the season just around the corner… and winning spots in the lineup are up for grab. In other words they will be heightened competition and a urgency in catching the coaches attention come Monday.

    IMO the predictability of hot tempers flying and maybe a scuffle starting are higher on this day than maybe others because you have these two groups merging together. And with so much on the line and the lesser knowns having pent up emotions, Monday will be interesting.

    Another caveat: with the break up of camp today, the intimacy amongst the players decreases and it opens the window for the campers, now, losing their inhibitions and maybe their emotions spilling on the practice field, too, now.

    Anyway, my gut feeling tells me that Monday’s practice will probably be the most spirited to date.

  111. Garret August 22, 2009 7:06 pm

    On a positive note, Bess wasn’t going to return any punts today because they were going to give all the punt returns to Chris Williams. Unfortunately for Chris Williams, he let a punt hit him in the face mask and lost the resulting fumble…so Bess got a punt return. On a negative note, the rookie WR that took Bess’ starting job got to return 2 punts to the 1 punt they gave Bess.

    Rookie return man’s Chris Williams’ feel-good story suffered an ugly twist.

    A week after he caught the eye of coaches with his speed and fearlessness, Williams seems to have lost their confidence.

    Williams muffed his third punt return when the ball hit him in the facemask. Carolina recovered, but Williams never did.

    Coaches replaced him with Anthony Armstrong on kickoffs and Davone Bess and Brian Hartline on punts.

    Bess, the team’s punt returner last season, had an explosive 19-yard return. Last week, he said he hoped to keep the punt return job, but coach Tony Sparano said Williams would handle every return against the Panthers and get a chance to earn a roster spot.

  112. Garret August 22, 2009 7:07 pm

    Review of how Miami’s punt returners did.

    Long-shot returner Chris Williams tried to field a first-half punt with his facemask, lost a fumble that set up a Carolina touchdown and was replaced at halftime. Davone Bess returned one punt and looked solid as always. Brian Hartline had a couple punt returns as well and just looked OK.

  113. Garret August 22, 2009 7:09 pm

    Interesting article about the financial situation for college athletic programs.

    The Chronicle of Higher Education reported that in the 2008-09 school year, 13 NCAA Division I athletic departments dropped a total of 29 men’s and women’s teams.

    Michael Cross, executive associate athletic director at Princeton, agreed, saying that the economy of 2009 favors powerhouse athletic operations such as UT’s and that the already significant gap between the well-heeledschools and everyone else could widen.

  114. Garret August 22, 2009 7:12 pm

    The top 25 college athletic departments make money (an average of $4 million per school) and the other 94 D-IA programs lose money (an average of $10 million per school!). Every school in the divisions below D-IA loses money on athletics.

    According to his most recent data — for the 2007-08 school year — 25 of the 119 programs finished in the black, averaging a surplus of $3.9 million, or about what the football coach at the University of Alabama makes each year.

    Meanwhile, the other 94 Division I-A schools lost an average of $9.9 million. And all of the athletic departments at the other 900 or so schools competing in the NCAA lost money.

  115. Garret August 22, 2009 7:14 pm

    The stock market crash really hurt the endowments of Universities, which has caused a lot of athletic budgets to be cut. Texas decided to put their money into *money-making facilities* instead of an endowment and they have come out FAR ahead because of that.

    Cross pointed out that a billion dollars in a university endowment might generate $50 million a year in operating revenue. On the other hand, if the endowment loses a billion dollars, “that’s an incredible amount to find when it has just evaporated into thin air,” Cross said, adding that Princeton is looking for $170 million in savings over the next two years, and the athletic department is going to be hit with its share of the cuts.

    “The schools that have put money in endowments have suffered,” Dodds said.

    At UT, the athletic department made the decision years ago to invest in premium football, baseball and basketball seating rather than build a huge endowment. As a result, UT pays about $14 million a year to retire construction loans but receives about $25 million a year from the premium seating in those stadiums, Dodds said.

  116. Garret August 22, 2009 7:16 pm

    Some examples of schools cutting teams. It is sad that men’s baseball is a popular candidate to be cut.

    Schools that are looking for large cuts sometimes go for entire teams. Men’s baseball is a prime target because it is expensive. Vermont and Northern Iowa dropped the sport this year. To avoid cutting a high-profile team, some schools instead cut several lower-profile teams.

    The University of Washington estimated it will save $1.2 million a year by dropping both the men’s and women’s swimming teams.

  117. Garret August 22, 2009 7:18 pm

    I’m glad that the people managing UH’s endowment pulled UH’s money out of the stock market when the crash started…UH ended up losing a much smaller percentage of its endowment than Harvard, Princeton and Oklahoma State.

  118. Ralph August 22, 2009 7:34 pm

    Per Garret’s post #116 we got to hope Trap is able to coach the team to an exciting year with lots of wins, with wins and excitement comes fan enthusiasm and participation. Two years ago, baseball lost about $800K, last season with early season excitement the red line dropped to about 300K. Will 2010 bring our first black numbers in Trap’s tenure?

  119. Garret August 22, 2009 7:51 pm

    The LA Times has BSU as the #12 team in the country. I didn’t realize that 2 out of 3 times that BSU went undefeated they were beaten by Utah for a BCS spot. I *know* how UH fans would have felt if Utah ran the table in 2007 and UH would have been left out of the BCS…with the strength of schedule for UH, Utah would definitely have been selected instead of UH for the BCS spot if they had run the table.

    Three times this decade Boise State has finished the regular season undefeated and two times the Broncos have been edged out by Utah for an automatic BCS bid.

    With only two seniors on the two-deep roster, Boise State should be better next year — but don’t write off ’09.

    Quarterback Kellen Moore, a brilliant freshman, is now a brilliant sophomore. He threw for 3,486 yards in 2008, completing nearly 70% of his passes with 25 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. The Broncos were hit hard by receiver departures, but speedster Titus Young returns after sitting out most of last year for disciplinary reasons.

    A super season hinges on the home opener against Oregon, bent on revenge after last year’s 37-32 loss in Eugene. Some Ducks haven’t forgotten what they considered a cheap shot that knocked quarterback Jeremiah Masoli out of the game. The teams, as part of an opening-weekend campaign to show sportsmanship, have agreed to pre-game handshakes on the field — that could be interesting.

    Another potential hiccup for Boise is a Nov. 27 visit by Nevada, a team some think capable of rearranging the WAC standings.

  120. Garret August 22, 2009 7:52 pm


    Breaking even would be a *huge* accomplishment for Coach Trap. Not many baseball teams can do that, but we know that wins will bring out the fans.

  121. Garret August 22, 2009 7:58 pm

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

    American Airlines now has 100 airplanes with WiFi service and they are
    scheduled to reach 150 airplanes by the end of this year.

  122. Garret August 22, 2009 7:59 pm

    During her trip through Africa a Kenyan man offered Hilary Clinton 40
    goats and 20 cows to marry Chelsea Clinton. That man had made the same
    offer to Bill Clinton 9 years ago and he continues to try to pursue
    Chelsea despite how he married his college classmate in 2006 (polygamy
    is allowed in Kenya).

  123. Garret August 22, 2009 7:59 pm

    World’s oldest dog celebrated his 26th birthday and is still in good health!

  124. Garret August 22, 2009 8:00 pm

    Woman won the 2008 Nurse of the Year award from the Connecticut Nursing Association…but it turns out that the Connecticut Nursing Association does not exist and she used $2,000 of her own money to stage the dinner to help her get a job. She actually isn’t even a nurse and was arrested earlier this month.

  125. Garret August 22, 2009 8:00 pm

    Cuba is in a serious economic crisis due to the global financial crisis plus three hurricanes that hit the island last year…things are so bad that they apparently will run short of toilet paper for their country!

  126. Garret August 22, 2009 8:01 pm

    Free play links pau.

  127. Kekoa August 22, 2009 8:08 pm

    Kahuku leading Punahou 14-0 at da half.

  128. Kekoa August 22, 2009 8:16 pm

    Garret ~ @ #121….American Air with their wifi upgrade is ok.

    ~ But will they leave us stranded on the taramac one day?

    ~ Will they refund your money with at least a reasonable service fee like 15% instead of nothing at all?

    ~ Will they bring the cost of that bag fee down?…I don’t think so.

    I’ve had it with some of the other customer service improvements that Hawaiian Air has implemented, with much more to come!

  129. Stephen Tsai August 22, 2009 8:25 pm

    Re: first day.
    Actually, it should be pretty mellow.
    Many of the original first-day guys — Alema Tachibana, Joseph Malabuyoc, Ikaika Rodenhurst — were brought in early as injury replacements.
    UH will be focusing on Central Arkansas stuff. The first-day guys knows they’ll probably redshirt or have limited time this year.

  130. el guapo August 22, 2009 8:36 pm


    The more things change, the more they stay the same.

  131. el guapo August 22, 2009 8:43 pm

    I can’t remember this – is there a limit on how many players suit up each home game, or was a limit something that JJ started?

  132. Kekoa August 22, 2009 8:55 pm

    Ralph ~ Your Mililani Trojans are ahead of Leileihua 21-10 and Kahuku still leads Punahou 17-7.

    el guapo ~ @#130…True dat!

  133. djmitcho August 22, 2009 8:57 pm

    Ouch…the Roughriders leading the Monarchs 21-0 at half.

  134. lava August 22, 2009 9:02 pm

    So who is going to travel with the team and play scout team qb?

  135. wafan August 22, 2009 9:04 pm

    dj . . .

    DMS self-destructing. Ugh.

  136. Kekoa August 22, 2009 9:07 pm

    dj & Wafan ~ I didn’t want to say anything about that DMS score. It was ugly in the 1st half!

  137. djmitcho August 22, 2009 9:07 pm

    yup. too many mistakes

  138. djmitcho August 22, 2009 9:15 pm

    Someone’s nephew just went 55 yards for a touchdown for the Monarchs

  139. Kekoa August 22, 2009 9:17 pm

    My nephew #21 for DMS finally broke a 55 yarder for their 1st TD! Missed da extra point…grrr!

  140. Stephen Tsai August 22, 2009 9:27 pm

    I’m guessing all of the QBs travel, because Moniz also plays special teams.

  141. Da Punchbowl Kid August 22, 2009 9:30 pm

    Moniz strikes me as a candidate tor the ‘Noke spot.

  142. Kekoa August 22, 2009 9:31 pm

    24-14 final for Kahuku over the Puns!

  143. Kekoa August 22, 2009 9:32 pm

    ST ~ Rough Riders looking…ROUGH! Pat Silva doing a great job there.

  144. Brie August 22, 2009 9:50 pm

    Happy birthday Ralph 🙂

  145. Ralph August 22, 2009 10:08 pm

    if Mililani holds and with a Leilehua loss, everything else goes through Waianae for the West. Kahuku in the East. Kapolei lost to Waianae yesterday.

  146. djmitcho August 22, 2009 10:25 pm

    Rough Riders over the Monarchs…27-13. Blah.

  147. whitey August 22, 2009 10:29 pm

    Happy Birthday Ralph

  148. whitey August 22, 2009 10:30 pm

    tomorrow match, michelle w vs helen alfredsen

  149. whitey August 22, 2009 10:31 pm

    tomorrow first team to win 6 points wins the Solheim Cup

  150. whitey August 22, 2009 10:31 pm


  151. whitey August 22, 2009 10:32 pm

    time to say good night. good night tsaikos

  152. d1島 August 22, 2009 10:40 pm


    Overall team speed for Mililani was too much for Da Mules. Stephenson’s TD run was amazing! Wonder if UH still has a shot at him?

  153. d1島 August 22, 2009 10:45 pm

    Got my tickets today, too! 😀


  154. warriorfanny2 August 22, 2009 10:51 pm

    As I have been saying all along, Zman will and has, taken the “gun” out of Colt’s monicer, “____slinger”….I hope he leaves. The system doesnt fit.

  155. al August 22, 2009 11:31 pm


    August 22nd, 2009 at 5:36 pm
    al, plus combined both CB and CD make less than TC.

    and that was my subliminal message.

    howzit, maui mayor?

  156. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc August 23, 2009 12:37 am

    The volleyball tickets have arrived, but the football tickets have not. Are they being sent alphabetically, by Stadium section, or randomly?

    Still waiting for information about what to expect at Tuesday’s Cattle Call so I know how much money to bring. Buffet? Each person order individually off the menu? Family-style & split the tab?

    Time to get some sleep – busy day tomorrow including chores, church, and RFC plus maybe even a little bit of MLB in the afternoon.

  157. Kazz (blkberry_storm) August 23, 2009 12:42 am

    Well done Kahuku! Well done!!!!!

  158. LizKauai (Aspire) Go Warriors! August 23, 2009 12:48 am

    Had a most wonderful evening of Hawaiian music! Will share more from my blog tomorrow, already posted some stuff on fb.

    Looks like Colt had a rough day at the office. Will say a prayer for him tonight.

    nitey nite and SWD!

  159. Pomai August 23, 2009 4:26 am

    Thanks to oldie I just watched the Warriors beat Miami of Ohio.

  160. Garret August 23, 2009 4:28 am

    Colt talked about Chase doing well and about his INT.

    “He did a great job man,” Colt Brennan said. “He made that first completion, you could see him start to gain his confidence and everything, and then all of a sudden he hit a couple more completions and he found some rhythm and he was rolling. And then by the time we got that turnover, he was just pounding it in there, so it was a good thing for Chase. For his first game, that’s a great feeling. I remember that from last year, it was a great feeling.”

    As for Brennan, the former practitioner of third-string QB magic? He now has two preseason interceptions, after throwing one at the goal line against the Steelers, but he’s still the same old gunslinger.

    “Preseason, you try to take chances, you try to punch it in when you drive down there and I kind of shot myself in the foot,” he said. “I had a good little drive, and unfortunately, dude, I just [needed] one play back….When it left [my hand] I was like, ‘Oh, we got this…oh…no.’ It was kind of one of those things where I thought I had it and I tried to squeeze it in there….Just bummed I threw another pick.”

  161. Garret August 23, 2009 4:31 am


    Interesting that all 4 QBs could make the travel roster. If Moniz wins the #2 QB spot, will he still be playing special teams?

  162. Garret August 23, 2009 4:36 am

    I think that it is great that Kalani Brackenridge will play baseball for UH for the next 3 years. Talented local players could really help the team win and bring in more fans…plus, partial scholarships to local players save UH money as compared to partial scholarships to mainland players. Reducing expenses for a sport that has been losing money is good.

  163. Garret August 23, 2009 4:44 am

    Given that they haven’t worked on the ha’a all training camp and Rocky’s quote in the paper today, I”m guessing the ha’a will not be done this season. That is too bad…but if the players feel that they need to focus on preparing for the season instead of the ha’a, they know best.

  164. rage777 August 23, 2009 5:23 am

    Natasha Kai’s team won the first championship for the Women’s Professional Soccer league. They barely made the playoffs, but they beat the first and second seeded teams to win.

    If there were room on the silverware, the names of Christie Rampone, Heather O’Reilly, Natasha Kai and Jenni Branam should be there too.

    That’s how influential the four U.S. internationals were.

    Kai, the Hawaiian free spirit whose tattoos rival David Beckham’s, drew the foul that saw defender Allison Falk somewhat harshly red-carded by referee Kari Seitz, leaving the Sol a player down for more than an hour.

    Rampone, O’Reilly and Kai were all gold-medal winners at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. All three are now 2009 WPS champions.

  165. NYUH August 23, 2009 5:34 am


    * New Mexico (Mountain West #3/4 vs. WAC): Air Force vs. Nevada

    Another game sure to last more than four hours …

    * Hawaii (C-USA vs. WAC): Texas-El Paso vs. Hawaii

    … along with this one, which with an 8 p.m. Eastern kickoff could ring in Christmas on the Atlantic coast.

  166. bighilofan2 August 23, 2009 6:08 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

    I can see Rocky’s point in today’s HA. i’d radda da gang go 13-0 den errybody learn da ha’a. da ha’a allowed da gang to make chess tumpin summa dare focus annot lumpin da faires lass yeah. :mrgreen: :lol
    bad natl attention, got da greenies all habut. ND almost called in da IRA NRA :mrgreen:

    an day made my man cry. 😀 😀 😀 😆 😀 😀 😆 😀

  167. bighilofan2 August 23, 2009 6:12 am

    oh oh, dan phone ringin. who yu guess, NC3A or Virginia? 😆

  168. d1島 August 23, 2009 6:22 am

    Great Morning All!

    “Right now we’re not thinking about the ha’a,” senior defensive tackle Rocky Savaiigaea said. “We’re thinking about the first game. That’s our only focus.”

    I always thought this guy had a terrific head on his shoulders; this confirms it!

  169. Ralph August 23, 2009 6:23 am

    no bighilo, susan wants her breakfast

  170. 99club August 23, 2009 6:28 am

    Michelle’s kickin’ some okole in her matchup:

    Michelle Wie, United States, leads
    Helen Alfredsson, Europe, 2 up thru 3

  171. NYUH August 23, 2009 6:31 am

    No news is good news? Not hearing much about the Warriors.

  172. 99club August 23, 2009 6:35 am

    …Michelle’s about to go 3 up thru 6. Dropped a ball 6 feet from the cup from 175 yds out.

  173. bighilofan2 August 23, 2009 6:36 am

    Ralph, Ralph Ralph

    😆 😆 😆

  174. Ralph August 23, 2009 6:39 am

    Wie up 3 after 6. She’s enjoying herself, playing good golf and because Daniel is Team Captain and the Solheim team is bonding together Wie’s parents aren’t around her. I always felt if BJ wasn’t in her face, Wie would be more relaxed and be herself on the golf course, Wie would have won a long time ago.

  175. NYUH August 23, 2009 6:50 am

    Loss of the Ha’a would be a shame. Maybe UH should have something like the Rainbow Dancers that would keep the dance alive.

    I dont’ think killing the Ha’a is going to keep the media from talking about the infamous McMackin Notre Dame comment. That is just too juicy and God forbid that the media announcers would actually do some good research on the players.

  176. bighilofan2 August 23, 2009 6:54 am

    I agree its a style management problem.

    for example, Ron and Nick. day let Earvin get away. 😀 his bradda wen steal dat tall guy. 😀 he always doin dat to da bradda… an he makes it up by stuffin da bradda’s face. 😀

    nicey nice.. pft…. steala rubbaz da defense. :mrgreen:
    only talkin nice about da o now cuz day like hogcheeze da show. 😆
    let da reallygood ones get away cuz day no like get shown up too bad. 😀

    go head, call me a lyah. 😀

  177. bighilofan2 August 23, 2009 7:02 am

    den day gonna make meetings, all da D guyz tellen Rolo “ya, keep 40 QBs.” geev em all a look. 😯

    no get made at me. 😀 dats da truut. no trust da Ds, Rolo. be yo own man. make da # choice and stick to yo gunz!! :mrgreen:

    life ain’t fair.

  178. bighilofan2 August 23, 2009 7:06 am

    wen yo put 40 lau laus on yo plate, yu look like a pig.
    2 nuff. :mrgreen:

    unless yu like move real slow, hide guns an bullets inda fat rolls. :mrgreen hide out fo days. 😯

  179. Slugger August 23, 2009 7:41 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!!!

    Gentle breezes blowing, hope they keep up today. Have a good day, everyone!

  180. bighilofan2 August 23, 2009 7:49 am

    Coach Ron

    i know you’re a well respected coach, like you were UH receivers coach. i read up on what Bess said about his time here, and he’s not the only one. i know what you said about his work ethic and savvy, and maybe at this level you leave certain things to the young men to find their own way and drive level, to stamp themselves for future success in life.

    imo, you could have held onto Sione instead of the defense stealin that kid. i think of it this way. Instead of him living kPT or lower Kalihi, which might make sense 😯 to summa us stereotype kine peeps, you could have groomed him to feel natral livom St. Louis Heights. 🙄

  181. bighilofan2 August 23, 2009 7:54 am



    let me look in my toolbox, look up
    motivashunal speakinz,


  182. 99club August 23, 2009 7:59 am

    Michelle has given back her lead…all square through 11 now.

  183. Ralph August 23, 2009 8:03 am

    Wie slumping, after 11th, all tied. Her putting is in the tank, she got it in her head, taking extra putts after each of the last 3 holes. Can’t be thinking too much about the missed opportunities, got to focus on the next hole.

  184. βρεω808 August 23, 2009 8:09 am

    …what did he say….? 🙄 😕 😕

  185. βρεω808 August 23, 2009 8:12 am

    What the heck are they talking about being “all square”? Isn’t the darn ball round, the hole round, the clubs are sticks, the course is 3D…. where is it “square”? 😕 🙄 😕

  186. βρεω808 August 23, 2009 8:13 am

    BTW…. 😀

    ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ Good..Morning..Tsaikos..and..Warrior..Nation!!! ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀

  187. royvic August 23, 2009 8:15 am

    To-do-list for Warriors this week

    1. Name the GA
    2. Vote on the future status of the ha’a
    3. Name the team captains
    4. List the offensive and defensive depth charts
    5. Name the back up QB
    6. Players start school Monday, arrange schedule, purchase
    books etc.
    7. Media blitz, as next Sunday will be the last weekend
    before the opening game. Probably see an extensive
    preview of the upcoming season with interviews with the
    Coach Mack in next Sunday’s paper.

    Anything else?

  188. βρεω808 August 23, 2009 8:16 am

    Ralph, the sunshine of our blog.

    You’re kidding….. right?

  189. royvic August 23, 2009 8:18 am


    8. Prepare for Cent. Ark

  190. bighilofan2 August 23, 2009 8:19 am

    i shudda known you wuz watching tv

  191. 99club August 23, 2009 8:23 am

    Good morning Brew!

  192. Da Punchbowl Kid August 23, 2009 8:24 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂

    Howzit Sunshine! Wassup Braddah Brew? Good Morning royvic!

  193. Da Punchbowl Kid August 23, 2009 8:25 am

    hey bhf2 and 99!

  194. βρεω808 August 23, 2009 8:26 am

    99999999…99999999 😀

  195. βρεω808 August 23, 2009 8:28 am

    Bruddah DPK! I hope you recovered from yesterday…. A bit of a “homer” I think (Re: #5), but why not! 😀

  196. βρεω808 August 23, 2009 8:30 am

    I’m still trying to figure out what all that yapping is all about from the Big Isle…. Can you imagine him in the court room? “…40 lau laus…?” 😯 😆

  197. βρεω808 August 23, 2009 8:32 am

    99 – Did you join djmitcho‘s pool? I think you’d excel…. 😀

  198. royvic August 23, 2009 8:33 am

    hi DPK

    see your kam school is playing wainae next week

    8/29 @ Wai’anae

    that should be a good game

  199. 99club August 23, 2009 8:34 am


  200. bighilofan2 August 23, 2009 8:34 am

    dragged dis outta da bushes.

    Decision time for UCA coaches after final scrimmage

    By David McCollum

    With afternoon weather conditions that will rival any in Hawaii in a couple of weeks, the University of Central Arkansas Bears went through their final scrimmage of the season Saturday with no one leaving the field with a major injury.

    “That may be the best win-win of all,” coach Clint Conque said after the injury situation. “And what a beautiful day!”

    The UCA coaches will evaluate the scrimmage, then start forming their final depth chart for the season opener Sept. 4 at Hawaii.

    “There will be some difficult decisions to make, but they will be made not just on this scrimmage, but the body of work,” Conque said. “It’s a different level of intensity as we get into game preparation. We have to decide the people who will now get the reps. You can’t rep 90 players.”

    One of the decisions will concern No. 2 quarterback behind senior Robbie Park. Arkansas transfer Nathan Dick has a triceps injury and hasn’t been able to throw for about two weeks. True freshman Wynrick Smothers has gotten most of the work lately with the second team, but the UCA coaches had originally hoped to redshirt him. Redshirt freshman Trae Cook, who had been moved to receiver, has gotten some work late at quarterback and Conque saw some good things Saturday.

    “The situation is fluid right now,” Conque said.

    Park, a fifth-year senior, was 13-for-19 in the scrimmage for 125 yards and two touchdowns. Smothers was 3-of-5 for 22 yards and one touchdown. Cook was 2-of-7 for 30 yards.

    “Robbie managed the game well,” Conque said. “When he was in there, we got in and out of the huddle and kept things moving and he threw the ball well.”

    Preston Echols caught a 32-yard touchdown pass from Park, and Rico Moss caught a 40-yard touchdown pass. True freshman Dominque Croom made a spectacular catch in the corner of the end zone to complete a 12-yard touchdown play from Smothers.

    “He’s on the plane to Hawaii,” said Conque about Croom, who has steadily improved after the first week.

    Anthony Blackmon broke for a 42-yard touchdown run. Leonard Ceaser had a 6-yard scoring run and Terence Bobo a 1-yard run.

    Defensive linemen Larry Hart and Taylor Scott were held out of the scrimmage as a precaution against injury.

    “The offense hit some big plays and several backs hit some big runs,” Conque said. “I didn’t think we tackled well in the open field as we have or need to. But let’s be clear that Taylor Scott and Larry Hart did not scrimmage, and Uriah Perry may have gotten in for a play or two. But we still need to do better.”

    Conque was disappointed with penalties, three in a row at one point.

    “We had a 30-minute sessions with conference officials before the scrimmage about penalties and discipline,” Conque said. “Then, we come out here and have the number of penalties we did. First and 10 is hard enough right now. We are not explosive enough on offense to overcome that if we consistently do those things.”

    With the end of preseason camp and two-a-days, the UCA coaches will be working this week on installing their game plan for Hawaii.

    i like dem come ova heah so da D can give dem a tan. 😀

  201. 99club August 23, 2009 8:35 am


    What pool is that? Is it a pick ’em contest?

  202. βρεω808 August 23, 2009 8:37 am

    Congratulations to BHF2 and all the Tsaikos participating in the “bike race”. You are true Warrior Fans!!! 😀

    My only request is next promotion, you give a little more advance notice so some of us “off-islanders” can participate. Okay – kinda of weak since I see that several did…. 😳

    Great effort from all! Tsaikos have HEART!!! 😀

  203. βρεω808 August 23, 2009 8:41 am

    99 – Roger that.

    Hey royvic – That should be an awesome game. Who you picking – Waianae or Kamehameha? 😀

  204. 99club August 23, 2009 8:43 am

    Michelle back up 1.

  205. βρεω808 August 23, 2009 8:45 am

    “Sunday”?….. someday….. 😐

  206. βρεω808 August 23, 2009 8:45 am

    I need some barbeque…. 🙄

  207. bighilofan2 August 23, 2009 8:47 am

    you guyz gotta check out Princes’ video. great stuff.

  208. bighilofan2 August 23, 2009 8:48 am

    no hole back, Ron, no hole back!

  209. bighilofan2 August 23, 2009 8:50 am

    Ron, i know day familyh, and day cannot help it.

    cuz day all D kine guyz.

    so its up to you, you gotta save da world! 😯

  210. 99club August 23, 2009 8:53 am

    Michelle’s 2 up through 16!

  211. wafan August 23, 2009 8:56 am

    Peaceful Sunday to all.

  212. Ralph August 23, 2009 8:59 am

    MW guaranteed at least 1/2 a point, can make it a full point by winning one of 2 holes

  213. Ralph August 23, 2009 9:00 am

    hey Bpew you’ve been absent for a few nights and early mornings, too much work or management up setting your apple cart.

  214. βρεω808 August 23, 2009 9:02 am

    Time for some catch-up: 😐

    Prayers, positive wishes to the Uperesa’s, the Kafentzis’, to all the Warriors with nicks and bruises, and bum-wings (Brash!!!, Cory, Kenny E, Mouton), Big-C & ‘ohana, and anyone else in the Tsaiko ‘ohana I might have missed. 😐

  215. βρεω808 August 23, 2009 9:08 am

    Hey berfday… “boy”….

    When Niner Head Coach Singletary says (in their commercials), “Our philosophy is to hit em in the mouth“…. it is just a motivational sort of statement.

    Raider Head Coach Cable….. just PUNCHES!!! 🙄

  216. Ralph August 23, 2009 9:09 am

    MW 1 up with the 18th to go

  217. βρεω808 August 23, 2009 9:20 am

    Hey…. anyone still here? ST finally woke up and posted a new one…. 😀

  218. warriorfanny2 August 23, 2009 10:02 am


    What you got to like about this 2009 team thus far during camp is they have field personality. Make no mistake, it is in the nasty category. Not the strut-stuff you see at the foyer of a dorm or the raucous banter you hear at their training table or in their pre-game ha’a rituals– but on the field: with helmet to helmet clunks, body-slams and hand-to-hand grunts….aint that the spirit of the warrior?

    These 2009 warriors have fight….and something more–they are sneaky.
    They arent brilliant nor bad, just sneaky enuff to hammer you with a left hook when you least expect it–on both sides of the ball as well as STs. I suspect, it is the CHEMISTRY betw staff and players that has coalesced into binding this enriched admixture…. an immeasureable subtlety that is difficult to quantify but obvious to recognize…..at least to bloggers that have thrown away stop watches, boorish stats, depth charts and injury reports. Defining this team doesnt require algebra, it’s astrology with T-leaves and Hawaiian salt….something Nainoa Thompson can understand on starless nights in the doldrums.

    eh, anyone can break down the math–that’s Y we have geeks.
    But go configure the transcendental stuff–u know, the strange bounce of the ball, the pass that gets deflected, the 5th down, the penalty that wasnt called, the Xtra point that hit the cross-bar or maybe the wrong pass-route that was caught for the winning TD ala ASH-of -the-past.

    As H-Hour draws near to our Sept 4th opener and WARRIOR game plans are tweaked and tightened– we should just all focus on ONE team–the Big Bad Bears from Conway, Arkansas.
    We are at 12 days and hours away as warrior countdown continues….take deep breathes and breath in slowly and hold…..relax….and visualize….these guyz, O-D-STs,
    just maybe…. are SNEAKY-good!

  219. BG August 23, 2009 2:44 pm

    LAVA #134

    I kinda remember that the scout team doesn’t travel (since only 65 travel) and so the 2nd team offense/defense have to do the job.

  220. BG August 23, 2009 3:02 pm


    Betty and I were in Hilo for a Friday-Sat fast pitch softball tournament with Hilo, Kona, Kauai, and Oahu…young guys and makule. We can’t say enough about the hospitality, aloha, and fuuud that the local folks put on display. Great folks putting on a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Games went on all day and ended with a massive and ono dinner at the pavilion before we dragged our tired bodies back to the hotel. On Sat morning, Betty and I got up early and headed down to the farmers’ market where we enjoyed walking around and picking up some delicious breakfast. I made it a point to travel by your office on our way back to the park. Betty was duly impressed when I pointed and said, “Big Hilo works there!” Thank you! Thank you for being the spear point for bicycles!

  221. BG August 23, 2009 3:08 pm

    The only thing that upset me when we were in Hilo was the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel did not have wireless wifi. A 3rd party provided rented internet service through a data port which was fine…but who carries around a hard wire connector anymore?!! For 2 days I used my laptop as a paper weight LOL

  222. BG August 23, 2009 3:16 pm


    Great to see you on the blog again! Sitting in Kuwait should have been good duty, but I know that’s not what you guys were doing. Looking forward to seeing you and Robyn on the 4th. The excitement builds!!!

  223. BG August 23, 2009 3:26 pm

    Mahalos to the many contributors for their practice reports! I’m dealing with the age old dilemma…is the offense not looking good because of the abilities of the defense or are they just not gelling yet…or visa versa. Or is it a little of both. Guess we’ll really find out when the lights go on.


  224. BG August 23, 2009 3:28 pm

    OMG…I just did a “Garret”

  225. BG August 23, 2009 3:41 pm


  226. Caterers Sydney August 23, 2009 10:28 pm

    Purely from a marketing standpoint, now is not the time to stop doing the Hana or aka. One thing June Jones did was brand this team on a national scale. ESPN loves showing clips of our Warriors doing their pregame war chant. If we lose this, we will lose market share.

  227. Pomai August 24, 2009 6:17 pm

    UH vs Central Arkansas
    28    – 17    Pomai

  228. Pomai August 24, 2009 6:22 pm

    UH vs Central Arkansas
    28    –    17    Pomai

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