Dead air

Jeff Portnoy said that as of today, AM 1500 will no longer have local sports talk shows.
It was inevitable after first Rob DeMello dropped out of the “Rob and Russ Show,” and then Jim Leahey and Kanoa Leahey discontinued their show.
It’s a shame.
The programs offered an alternative to Bobby Curran’s show.
But it seemed the station just didn’t have enough funding. There were too many technical breakdowns that often resulted in dead air and, it seemed, not enough promotional money.

* * * * *

In the worst-case scenario, middle linebacker Brashton Satele would need season-ending surgery.
If that were the case, then it would be wise to collect every doctor’s note and memo if he wishes to request a sixth-year of eligibility.
Last year, Francis Maka had a strong case for a sixth year. But because it took so long to locate medical records and opinions from four years earlier, he was not reinstated until midyear.
Offensive lineman Daniel Otineru also is having difficulty while he tries to locate medical opinions from last year.
It’s easy to fall behind, especially since a medical-hardship request can’t be made until the end of a senior seasaon. Satele should try to secure as many records and opinions as he can so he can apply as early as possible.


  1. Da Punchbowl Kid August 17, 2009 8:32 am


  2. Da Punchbowl Kid August 17, 2009 8:33 am

    Dang! That’s twice in one week!

  3. Da Punchbowl Kid August 17, 2009 8:35 am

    Too bad about Leahey and Leahey and the others.

  4. Da Punchbowl Kid August 17, 2009 8:38 am

    Have to agree about Satele. He needs to fix that shoulder once and for all and come back healthy next year. He’s a possible NFLer if he can play healthy. Good luck to him.

  5. al August 17, 2009 8:38 am

    dpk quit hogging the blog

  6. Da Punchbowl Kid August 17, 2009 8:39 am

    Here’s the real question this morning:
    How’s the little bundle of joy doing today, Mr. Tsai?
    πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  7. Garret August 17, 2009 8:40 am

    It is sad to hear that 1500 won’t have local sports talk anymore–I enjoyed listening to them when I would visit Hawaii.

  8. al August 17, 2009 8:40 am

    am 1500…another sign of the times.

  9. Da Punchbowl Kid August 17, 2009 8:40 am

    Good morning, al. πŸ˜‰

  10. Garret August 17, 2009 8:41 am

    ST gives good advice about how Brashton and all athletes who might need to petition for a 6th year should collect medical records as soon as possible.

  11. Jun Tao August 17, 2009 8:41 am

    The Leahey’s were good. Rob & Russ offered a difference in opinions in a “good guy – bad guy” type of role. Jeff was the ultimate investigator who would find great stories. They all will be missed.

  12. al August 17, 2009 8:42 am

    not to reiterate nor belabor the point from my comments yesterday, but, satele’s loss is huge. he should do the surgery and apply for the medical hardship later.

    in the long run, even if football is not an option, his quality of life will be better by having that shoulder repaired.

  13. Da Punchbowl Kid August 17, 2009 8:42 am

    Did the Leahey’s “discontinue” or was that a management decision? What ever the case, it is indeed a sad situation for AM1500.

  14. al August 17, 2009 8:44 am

    hey dpk….how’s the menehune story coming along?

  15. Garret August 17, 2009 8:45 am

    Wisconsin’s former starting safeties are protesting their suspension from the team. This could get messy because at least one player is talking about getting a lawyer and one other teammate has already spoke up on their behalf.

    If the lawsuit hits during the latter part of the season, this could cause some turmoil in the team when they play UH. If the players are still not on the team then, that is two former starting DBs not available to face UH’s offense…and if they are on the team, it would be interesting to see how much their coach plays a player (who he might need against UH’s offense) whose family is going to the press about this.

    University of Wisconsin seniors Shane Carter and Aubrey Pleasant intend to fight their indefinite suspensions, which were announced Saturday by head football coach Bret Bielema.

    “And I hate to say that . . . but I hope the guy comes to his senses. Lawyers have been contacted, and we just want the kids’ names cleared.”

  16. letsgowarriors August 17, 2009 8:47 am

    best of luck to brashton.

    not this is not directed specifically to brashton, bc he was often injured so offseason was time for recovery vs. training for him. but i hope this opens the eyes of the younger players…dont wait till your senior year to train hard. “next season” might not come.

  17. letsgowarriors August 17, 2009 8:49 am

    now* this is…

  18. SteveM August 17, 2009 8:57 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Good morning grandpa ST πŸ™‚
    …and grandma Wena, mother Jodie, Mia and dad!

    Hope the best Brashton Satele.

  19. Da Punchbowl Kid August 17, 2009 8:59 am

    Finished the story development, the “beat sheet”, the movie treatment and I’m a couple chapters into the novel.

  20. Stephen Tsai August 17, 2009 9:02 am

    Brashton is a huge loss.
    That’s sports, I guess.
    Look at UH’s history:
    β€’ Junior Lopati.
    β€’ A.C. suffering a shoulder injury at the start of his senior year after colliding with “Rudy.”
    β€’ Nate Ilaoa late in 2006.
    β€’ Colt getting hurt in 2007.
    β€’ Blaze and Rocky last season.

  21. wafan August 17, 2009 9:11 am

    Good morning, everyone!

  22. wafan August 17, 2009 9:12 am

    Congratulations, again, to the House of Tsai.

  23. al August 17, 2009 9:16 am

    grandpa….this is true. that’s sports, that’s life.

    important to have an equally adept second teamer and then some. someday we will be so loaded that when one goes down another able body is ready to step in up to at least three strings.

    fortunately, mlb is one position that i feel that we have some horses ready to go in mana lolotai, jake heun, and george daily-lyles.

  24. al August 17, 2009 9:16 am

    g’day wafan.

  25. Garret August 17, 2009 9:18 am

    UFC’s Chuck Liddell will be on Dancing with the Stars this fall.

    Michael Irvin is the retired NFL player included this time.

  26. Garret August 17, 2009 9:21 am

    Players always will get injured–that is football. Depth is critical, and I agree with Al that at least UH is deep at MLB.

    Texas’ offensive coordinator was planning to have a lot of one TE and two TE sets this year…until they lost their top *three* TEs for the season. I guess they will do what they did last year (after TEs got injured during the season) and use a lot of 4 WR formations.

  27. Garret August 17, 2009 9:24 am

    If Mana Lolotai gets hurt then experience at the MLB position will be a big worry…Heun didn’t practice there last season and GDL is a true freshman.

  28. (Jesse)James August 17, 2009 9:24 am

    Good morning Tsaikos….tough loss of Brashton..but al, and others, are right..get that shoulder fixed…if he isn’t able to continue his football career, at least it won’t be hampering him in the real game called life….

    al…you think they are going to play GDL as a true freshman??? Interesting. I know he is good from what I’ve seen of his high school games on FSW…

    oh, and congratulations once again to the new grandpa and grandma from the windward side…..babysitting duties, here we come….LOL

  29. (Jesse)James August 17, 2009 9:25 am

    also sad to hear of the demise of local sports talk radio….I guess ESPN is just too big to compete with…

  30. letsgowarriors August 17, 2009 9:25 am

    i think paredes should learn MLB in addition to his OLB duties.

    leave RJ and Blaze solely for outside. Lolotai can play MLB or OLB. leave Heun and GDL in the middle.

  31. Stretch August 17, 2009 9:29 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    Sad to hear that 1500 is going off the air. It appears that there was some behind the scenes problems there. How can Rob leave the show, then the Leahey’s be taken off?? They were killing themselves. I wonder if they will come back again??

    Anyone going to the Pigskin Pigout this Thursday??

  32. al August 17, 2009 9:31 am

    cal started solly mid way through his true freshman year.
    from all accounts gdl is a solly clone in the sense that he plays w/intensity, has speed, has confidence, has the smarts, is always around the ball, also reminds me of a mike singletary type of mlb. not very big (singletary=5’9″) but never out of position.

  33. al August 17, 2009 9:33 am

    jj….with brash down. i believe gdl will no longer be a redshirt candidate. the coaches were so ecstatic when he committed and honored his commit.

  34. al August 17, 2009 9:36 am

    stretch….its all about the numbers. too bad, yah. always good to have another venue.

    too bad the “l n l” or “r n r” shows weren’t able to match up with afternoon antics of the “animals” they would have overtaken them for sure. however, it would conflict with their day jobs.

  35. Da Punchbowl Kid August 17, 2009 9:42 am

    The other thing about Brashton’s loss is that the defense will miss his leadership as well as his play.

  36. koakane™ August 17, 2009 9:47 am

    gooda morning to tsaiko nation

    to bad 1500 closed the local connection because it was by far the best, very informational and most entertaining program by far. it will be missed, now only bcurran is on …. booooo

    confirming all who recommends brashton fix his shoulder and worry about another year latter. better to be healthy.

    know that UH has money problems but why did they collect the parking fee’s last week. school was out and nothing going on campus. just expressing my opinion.

  37. koakaneβ„’ August 17, 2009 9:49 am

    off to do errands and find a strong kofe establishment

    be on latter in the afternoon have a good day

    esmeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee btw where is this lass anyone seen or hear from her??????????

  38. Kekoa August 17, 2009 10:06 am

    Koakane ~

    Re: #36

    So pahtna, what your are suggesting is…we park at Al’s house and shuttle everybody to UH on one vehicle with a valid ticket. Right?

  39. Kekoa August 17, 2009 10:08 am

    your=you are (you’re)

  40. al August 17, 2009 10:12 am

    kekoa….no problem.
    i’ll even give a senior’s discount.

    you want drop off service too?

  41. las vegas August 17, 2009 10:12 am

    9/19 Game day bus reservations

    Checks recvd for bus 9/19
    5 A-House/808UHF
    2 Wafan
    2 SteveM
    2 D1Shima
    1 LizKauai
    2 Mana Aloha
    2 SJ/Myki
    2 A-Joe/Sports
    7 Lost Hawaiian
    2 Midnight
    4 las vegas

    If you sent a check and are not on this list, pls contact me
    4 702WN
    1 Rich2176

    Uku @ LA, are you riding the bus this year and jouning K-Call?

  42. BIGWAVE96744 August 17, 2009 10:22 am

    Other with career ending injuries.. Denny Flanagan, Se’e Poumele, Jason Ferguson, Kiran Kepo’o…

    Oh hi gramma & grampa Tsai..

    oh and Hi Faye

  43. warriorfanny2 August 17, 2009 10:59 am

    While the focus has been on our secondary for spirited pass coverage in live practice sessions and the distinct growls of oows n ahhs have been heard for bone-crunching hits by our safeties on defenseless receivers….questions remain about our D ability to stop the BIg Six and their running game–that is, (nat’l 2008 rush ranking):
    #1 NAVY (292/5.32), #3 NEVADA (277/6.09), #14 WISC (211/4.84), #27 LAT (187/4.65), #32 FSU (182/4.95 and #54 BSU (152/4.41).
    Last year, we gave up 300 yards rushing to FSU and Nevada and still won. Both games were last play victories and kept alive becz of their prolific running games against a porous warrior rush-D.
    We gave up 210 y to LaT but pretty much controlled the tempo betw the redzones and although we yielded 122 net yards to da donks, below their average, they used the run successfully to set up their passing game and mixed it up at 50%.
    Ditto with Dooley as he mixes it at 50-50. LaT will have stronger run game in place in 2009.

    USU, #68, also has a rushing game and they did pull off an upset at Logan last year and managed 145 net rushing. 10 y over their average.

    UNLV, NMSU, SJSU, Wazzu and Idaho are weaker rushing teams and we did hold them at bay last year.
    The key will not only be on our perimeter quickness to close but also in the defensive trenches where our DTs hope to stablize our middle. Tall order and worthy of observation in the next two weeks. We need to keep healthy and our back-up underclassmen will be on a steep learning curve if we hope to hold the line of scrimmage.

  44. Jack Flash August 17, 2009 11:00 am

    It’s funny to hear everyone talk down about am1420’s local sports shows. I actually like BC and the Sports Animals broadcasts. I felt that the morning am1500 guys went off the subject a little too much for my taste, although i would constantly switch between both stations to avoid commercials!

  45. al August 17, 2009 11:04 am

    i think that last year we gave up a lot rush yards because of long gainers by guys who once they got into our backfield, simply outran our db’s. hopefully, this year, although it may take awhile to mesh the play of the db’s, we have improved our speed such that we won’t be giving up too many “home runs”.

  46. al August 17, 2009 11:07 am

    jack flash…i enjoy listening to bobby c when i can. i like his enthusiasm and seems well prepared when he has guest interviews.

    the other two guys actually drive me nuts. i find it hard to listen to two guys who are constantly trying to show each other up and more often than not don’t know their sports and misquote stuff all the time. its more like listening to abbott and costello. but, i do make a choice by not listening.

  47. Pride. August 17, 2009 11:20 am

    What is a “red zone”?

  48. Jack Flash August 17, 2009 11:21 am

    al- i hear you. Sometimes the animals get irritating, but other times they have some good stuff on there- interviews and such. And hey- what’s wrong with a little Abbot & Costello now and then right? I actually miss the guy they used to have on midday on am1500- i forget his name (maybe Art?) but he had a gravel throated east coast accent and was really entertaining during football season.

  49. Jack Flash August 17, 2009 11:21 am

    Pride- ask WDoc…

  50. warriorfanny2 August 17, 2009 11:30 am

    Last year we had 4 all-wac performers in D–david, ryan, leonard and solomon and we were ranked #65 (lower 40% in D1A) in Rush-D and #83 in scoring D (lower 30%)….if we are to assume a winning season–which this blogsite overwhelmingly predicts–improvement needs to be made in the D-trench and in the secondary against the rush.
    Now, I havent raised the linebacker game–and replacing our 2008 LBs corps– Sol, Adam and Brash will be no easy task…but that is another issue.

  51. Derek August 17, 2009 11:30 am

    What seems to have been lost lately is what’s going on w/ the graduate assistant hire! Seems like it’s taking kinda long and it’s the typical things that have been going on up there w/ the hiring process at UH. I don’t want to get into all these negative waves, but you would like to think that there’s a little more urgency. We are not taking about a full fleged full-time coach. Let’s get going!!!! Times a wasting!! Woof, woof!

  52. letsgowarriors August 17, 2009 11:38 am

    leonard, watson, tufaga > meatoga, savaiiagaea, tufaga + JCers & Frosh?

    veikune & fonoti > fonoti & purcell?

    individually we might not be better, but hopefully as a group, we are better.

  53. Pride. August 17, 2009 11:54 am

    What is D-trench?

  54. Slugger August 17, 2009 11:55 am


    At least the GA position is no longer posted.

  55. al August 17, 2009 12:02 pm

    aaron bain is a student manager now. hint, hint.

    not a ga as he works to earn his degree. expect a hire within a week.

  56. curveball August 17, 2009 12:02 pm

    A good practice today….see improvement everywhere each time I go..the work going into the special teams is very encouraging and Tomey is just the coach for it..I especially think the defense has stepped up a notch,they seem to be working well as a unit with communicating,support of each other etc. I really like what I see in Alex Green and Chizzy, both these guys can break it…

  57. Pride. August 17, 2009 12:08 pm

    Warriors will be WAC champs.

  58. Pomai August 17, 2009 12:16 pm

    Just got home from this mornings practice, looking better every day, did notice that Jake was playing mlb this morning, that kid is a winner. If he steps in for Brashton I don’t think there will be a big drop off, his motor is running all the time, you can just see it “he wants to hit somebody”. There was a lot of good hitting going on, you can tell that guys are trying to be noticed.

    I think we will surprise a few folks this year, our “D” isn’t going to be that bad, I think we will surprise a few folks this year.

    I think the weak spot right now is the QB/WR’s they don’t seem to jell as good as they should. Hope they get it together by the end of camp.

  59. Kekoa August 17, 2009 12:16 pm

    Pride ~ Wen D-football falls inside D-trench, sumbody gotta go get ’em.

  60. warriorfanny2 August 17, 2009 12:19 pm


  61. Loa August 17, 2009 12:19 pm

    afternoon gang!

    too bad about am1500

    curveball & pomai – thanks for the eye test reports

  62. Kazz (blkberry_storm) August 17, 2009 12:20 pm

    I was such a fan of the Leahey and Leahey Show and the Rob and Russ Show as well.

    Its a shame those two shows ended the way they did.

  63. Loa August 17, 2009 12:21 pm

    Pride. & Kekoa – howzit πŸ˜€

  64. Pride. August 17, 2009 12:21 pm

    Ohhhh, thank you Kekoa. I gotta find out dese tings so that I can exlain to Stretch. Stretch is trying to learn the game so that watching the games will be more enjoyable.

  65. Pride. August 17, 2009 12:21 pm

    Howzit Loa.

  66. Loa August 17, 2009 12:23 pm

    DPK – #35 – yep, the whole team will miss his leadership

  67. Loa August 17, 2009 12:26 pm

    Kazz – #62, me too, guess i’m going back to 105.9

  68. Loa August 17, 2009 12:27 pm

    Pride. – hey, congrats on the relays

  69. Kekoa August 17, 2009 12:27 pm

    Pomai ~ Remember when we spoke of hearing the db’s closing on the wr’s and slots? After some majors katoosh noises heard all over the field, there is no doubt that the receivers are getting a little skittish.

    Curveball ~ How ’bout Mana Silva & K. Estes? Were they making sure their presence was known? Hehehe…those 2 can fly like butterflies and sting like African Bees! Pesky…real pesky! Ask Jett.

  70. Pride. August 17, 2009 12:32 pm

    I’m a little confused. I haven’t been to any practices so kind of feel like I’m out of the loop. But aren’t we still waiting to hear on the status of Brashton’s shoulder? Do we already know that he is out for an extended period? I’m praying and hoping that he will be ready to go in a few weeks, he’s worked so hard for this season.

  71. bstunna2002 August 17, 2009 12:32 pm

    First off congrats to you and your family on your new addition Grandpa Tsai, does anyone know where practice will be tommorow morning is it at the grass field or the Cooke Ching field if someone can help me out it would be greatly appreciated.

  72. Pride. August 17, 2009 12:33 pm

    Thanks Loa.

  73. Garret August 17, 2009 12:33 pm

    Q&A with Ashley Leli (thanks to Tombo’s Twitter feed for the link)

  74. hemajang August 17, 2009 12:34 pm

    Too about 1500am, I really enjoyed listening to Rob DeMello and things went downhill after he left. He cited family reasons, new baby and all…but maybe he saw the writing on the wall for that station. Rob is very talented and could broadcast local games if given a chance.

  75. d1ε³Ά August 17, 2009 12:37 pm


    Thanks for the info on Heun. Haven’t been to any practices this season but recall last year when he was filling holes from the “O”ther side….he was definitely not shy of contact then, I wouldn’t doubt that he could be a good one on the “D”ark side!

  76. curveball August 17, 2009 12:42 pm

    Brashton was on the sidelines today and seemed to be in a good mood..he is not in a sling and was carrying around a football all practice..

    Silva And Estes definitely made there presence known..there were a lot of dropped balls today maybe that’s why..Blaze had a nice pick

  77. d1ε³Ά August 17, 2009 12:45 pm

    Jack Flash,

    I think I may not get so down on BC if I felt that he was doing what he seemed to be doing years back by spending a lot of time at UHAD finding out what was really going on.
    Since the “Sports Cafe” days, it seems like he gets more info about what’s happening at Lower Campus from callers. πŸ™„ (i.e.- “I’ll have ta check on that and get back to ya.”)

  78. bb August 17, 2009 12:53 pm

    bummer on the AM1500 programming. I guess there will be no more Meal or No Meal….

    BUT….Gary Dickman “UNLEASHED” by far has the greatest guests sports radio has to offer. πŸ˜‰

  79. r b August 17, 2009 12:53 pm

    Satele injury could it be the position change to d end would of prevented it from happenin?

  80. Stretch August 17, 2009 12:57 pm

    August 17th, 2009 at 12:21 pm
    Ohhhh, thank you Kekoa. I gotta find out dese tings so that I can exlain to Stretch. Stretch is trying to learn the game so that watching the games will be more enjoyable.

    thanks Pride, I always knew I could count on you. Hopefully I will be able to know what I am yelling about.

  81. Colomaohana August 17, 2009 1:00 pm

    Howzit, gang!

    Congrats Big Papa! Uh…Grandpa Tsai, I mean….

    FINALLY!! No more false alarms……….Remember da’ #1 rule:


  82. Forty-Niner August 17, 2009 1:04 pm

    Yikes! Kick-off at 5:05 for WAC games. Gotta eat dinna at
    4:00? I just had lunch. Maybe can eat during half time but
    probably miss the third quarter ’cause getting to the
    refreshment counter was a long wait. Nuttin comes easy.

  83. (Jesse)James August 17, 2009 1:10 pm

    Pride…now I’m confused…what is “D”???? oh, and where do I send the check with the donation for the relay????

  84. LizKauai August 17, 2009 1:25 pm


    Hey Pride. I don’t know the answers to your technical questions but I hope to be more familiar with the terminologies after Heather’s Wahine Clinic.

    Thanks for making a diff for breast cancer!

    belated COLT WATCH:

    I like these guys:

  85. LizKauai August 17, 2009 1:30 pm

    Congrats to my fave B-CB15 Warrior, Ashley Lelie! Go get ’em!!!

  86. 22Tokyo August 17, 2009 1:30 pm

    Didn’t lurk yesterday….a belated congrats, grandpa!!!!

  87. Don Weir August 17, 2009 1:51 pm

    As promised I checked with the training staff for the exer-bike that best fits Warrior Football needs. They want one that they can pack up and take with them as bikes are not provided on the sidelines by opposing teams and players face muscle cramps at many of the away games due to heat and humidity.
    I went on-line and found multiple sites that carry a:
    Schwinn IC Pro
    The lowest price I found was $899 with free shipping. This unit weighs in at 135 pounds.

    Mahalos for any help on this project.

  88. LizKauai August 17, 2009 2:07 pm

    Don Weir- mahalo for this info.

    Ok, Tsai-kos… are you game? I’ll commit $50.

  89. al August 17, 2009 2:08 pm

    bighilo….i am in.

  90. al August 17, 2009 2:09 pm

    gramps….weren’t the depth charts due today?

  91. tommui August 17, 2009 2:13 pm

    Who is collecting the bike $$$?

  92. curveball August 17, 2009 2:19 pm

    I am in….

  93. A-House August 17, 2009 2:20 pm

    Don Weir:

    How many bikes do the Warriors need?

    If 2, maybe Na Koa can buy one and Tsaikos the other?

  94. A-House August 17, 2009 2:21 pm

    BHF2: A-Houses will donate $50.

  95. al August 17, 2009 2:22 pm

    now i am really confused….

    curveball, you mean dick tomey quit sjsu and is our st coach?
    wf2, what the **** is C(6)H(12)O(6)?
    pride., i thought d-trench was d-coat that peter sellers wore in d-pinkpanther?

  96. koakane™ August 17, 2009 2:26 pm

    back from da errands and catching up on the readings

    kekoa if al is willing why not but school just a few days away and the boarders returning I guess no matter the $5 rule is moot.

    those who attended the morning practice, how was the traffic with all the boarders checking in today?

    attended only one practice, last sat, so will give some general comments till I can make more. my thoughts; d certainly flies around, very aggressive, last year returners who are projected starters seem to know their positions and it seems our defense is solid but only game fire will tell. as for the offense agree with comments that receivers and qb are not quite there yet, oline much improved yet needs game experience to see if they can apply their blocking skills to the running and passing game. all in all we will definitely surprise some team but others will be ready and we just need to man up with them.

  97. LizKauai August 17, 2009 2:26 pm

    al- 6 carbons, 12 hydrogens, 6 oxygens, I think

  98. curveball August 17, 2009 2:39 pm

    just a much sun at practice, to scared to sit next to DPK’s tree…

  99. al August 17, 2009 2:42 pm

    oh, and liz what that makes? bud light?

    curveball….just playing with you. but, you knew that right?

  100. d1ε³Ά August 17, 2009 2:43 pm


    I think that’s a gravy recipe.

  101. 22Tokyo August 17, 2009 2:43 pm

    bighilo….re bike $$$…I’m also in….

  102. d1ε³Ά August 17, 2009 2:47 pm

    Will the bike come with tassles? or sliding beads on the spokes? or trading cards?
    In any event, I’m in for a quarter…

  103. chawan_cut August 17, 2009 2:55 pm

    i’ll be taking my lame self to thursday’s shindig.

  104. haka August 17, 2009 3:06 pm

    c6 h12 06…speaking of sugar, i have been out of the loop on this bike thing. can anyone tell me what it’s about?

  105. haka August 17, 2009 3:08 pm

    stationary bike fund?

  106. haka August 17, 2009 3:12 pm

    ok just read #87 πŸ™‚

  107. LizKauai August 17, 2009 3:15 pm

    haka- see 87.

    from August 13th:

    # Don Weir:
    August 13th, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    1. LizKauai Yes there is a bicycle on the sidelines and yes it is not the best that can be purchased these days. The Trainer brought its condition to my attention two days ago and it is on the shopping list, along with a full time football team academic advisor, Waterhouse Training facility upgrade, video towers for the practice field, grass practice field upgrades, increased recruitment budget, and more.

    I appreciate your suggestion of an ‘inside’ fundraiser for a new bike much like what we did for Women’s Softball WAC bracelets. Anyone at McCully bike reading this? Sports Authority?
    Anyone have some ideas?
    You can reach me via the Na Koa website these days if you want to help start something up for a bike.

  108. haka August 17, 2009 3:17 pm

    thanks liz

  109. Ralph August 17, 2009 3:18 pm

    Garret I found your business card but i don’t think you use it for tsaiko email…

  110. haka August 17, 2009 3:19 pm

    count me in on the bike help when the details are ironed out.

    go warriors!

  111. whitey August 17, 2009 3:27 pm

    bhf2, i’m in. just let me know where to send the check. was going to send it to bhf2, hilo 96720, but need address info.

  112. Ralph August 17, 2009 3:34 pm

    i’m in

  113. Pomai August 17, 2009 3:40 pm

    Don Weir email me at pomai @

  114. al August 17, 2009 3:40 pm

    kekoa, homey, et al…

    have found the horseshoes. will bring to first tailgate. after which the early birders can take over custody.

    i hope i don’t piss off the horse and hope he don’t kick when i go for removal.

  115. al August 17, 2009 3:41 pm

    i wonder if the dolphins will play nicely and give davone a new contract already???

  116. (Jesse)James August 17, 2009 3:45 pm

    I’m in on the bike as well.

  117. curveball August 17, 2009 3:49 pm

    Bess has 2 catches for 12 yards….

  118. (Jesse)James August 17, 2009 3:50 pm

    and since we are on the subject of football terminology/lessons….Can Coach KK or Pride explain to me what a stunt is?? or what shooting the gap means??? MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  119. al August 17, 2009 3:55 pm

    shooting the gap refers to football?

  120. (Jesse)James August 17, 2009 4:08 pm

    al…doesn’t it??? I don’t know…that’s why I’m asking…maybe I should get that book Football for Dummies….MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  121. slenzi August 17, 2009 4:08 pm

    Please get some inside skinny on Brashton Satele for us.

    ESPN and Bobby Curran are a good combo, but I am also sad for the competition’s dead air. For example when ESPN goes on and on for fantasy sports or beats the dead horses of high school sport controversy for my whole drive time – and then for some reason the sports animals seem to feel the need to beat some more or ellaborate for my drive home – sheer pain. That is when I escape to the other ESPN channels like 550AM that give me live ESPN and can get in-car reception on the East side of town.

  122. Ralph August 17, 2009 4:21 pm

    I thought shooting the gap referred to the fly that found its way out

  123. Derek August 17, 2009 4:22 pm


    I hope so! Rose Bowl, too? I heard or read somewhere that non BCS teams can be selected if they are eligible. Of course, that would mean that we have to run the table. Gotta be positive. Woof, woof!

  124. wafan August 17, 2009 4:27 pm

    bhf2 . . .

    Count me in for $25.

  125. wafan August 17, 2009 4:29 pm

    What was implied with simple sugar (c6h12o6)?

  126. expat August 17, 2009 4:37 pm

    bhf2, I am in also for $50

  127. curveball August 17, 2009 4:50 pm

    12-9 Miami wins,…

  128. haka August 17, 2009 5:08 pm

    dunno…maybe wf2 is sweet on pride’s wac championship prediction!
    Go Warriors!

  129. tommui August 17, 2009 5:17 pm

    Re: my 91. I’m in but who is collecting the $$$? Address?

    Inquiring minds want to know…

  130. Brian August 17, 2009 5:19 pm

    That’s too bad that their ending the local talk shows. Will miss them all. 1500 just kept having too many technical foul ups. Hope they continue to run the Sporting News Radio shows.

  131. al August 17, 2009 5:39 pm

    tommui….i think bighilo said he would take this on. perhaps he needs a collector, would you mind?

  132. al August 17, 2009 5:39 pm

    btw, tom you been hanging around gigi or what?

  133. bighilofan2 August 17, 2009 5:47 pm

    hiya Tsaikos.

    Don Weir

    how does the contributor get the tax break?
    check to me no mo tax break. but we’re in. Tsaikos can send to me
    G Lee Loy 38 Kalakaua Ave Hilo Hi. 96720.

    if they make check payable to Koa Anuenue? you can?
    we’ll make it happen, the bike will be on the plane to Wassu.
    one bike, right? $900. you’re on.
    i’ll keep a running tab of the checks i get and post it here.
    i’m hoping the Tsaikos can come up enough so it won’t kill my trip. πŸ˜€

  134. bighilofan2 August 17, 2009 5:49 pm


    hiya pal. comin to Hnl 9/16, fedl court 10 am see your friend, then catching the 1220 to LA, drive Riverside/LV, see da game.
    you going?

  135. bighilofan2 August 17, 2009 5:50 pm

    yeah, Tom can be the collector. πŸ˜€

  136. jm2375 August 17, 2009 5:57 pm

    Howzit Tsai-kos!

    Miss the 1500am guys already. This morning around 6am was actually dead air and this afternoon on the drive home, they were simulcasting the FM side. So much for talk radio. Can we get Kekaula his own show?

  137. 702WarriorNation August 17, 2009 6:11 pm

    For those of you driving from SoCal to LV for the game next month – plz note that CalTrans blasting I-15 n/b & s/b Tue & Thurs. between Aug thru Oct.
    Plz refer to:
    for updates and info so you don’t end up sitting for long periods waiting for Hwy to be cleared.

  138. bighilofan2 August 17, 2009 6:22 pm

    expat 50 A House 50
    wafan 25 LizK 50
    tom mui d1 25
    jesse james big hilo 100
    22 Tokyo

    okay Tsaikos, $600 to go. we can do it! yes we can!
    that bike is gonna be there; our Warriors gonna know
    we’re backin them up! pronto! remember, its the little things that make us great. I personally think the best idea is whoever collects da moolah, Isend the $$ 2 Tom Mui, he can be our official presenter. Or Al. Or A House. Or SJ. one of you distinguished looking Honolulu peeps. D1 and DPK and Koakane, too young looking to represent all of us old guyz. πŸ˜† plus you guyz would be tempted to take da loot and go Chinatown, bang da dice. πŸ˜†

  139. Don Weir August 17, 2009 6:27 pm

    Please send checks to bighilofan2 (#133)
    Make checks payable to Na Koa and I will run them through the foundation so everyone gets a donation letter sent from the foundation.
    If we can make this happen soon we may be able to get the bike in to Hawaii and then on the plane to Seattle.
    The altrnative is to set up the shipping to the Seattle Sheraton depending on delivery date, or to LV if there is a wait.

  140. bighilofan2 August 17, 2009 6:28 pm

    I’m not ducking being the collector, just saying anybody or several can be da collector. My plan is to get whatever I can together by this weekend and send to Don Weir and get some kind of proof on the field that the bike is there. SJ can photograph da bike, DPK can sit on it, whatever. lets get it done.

  141. bighilofan2 August 17, 2009 6:30 pm

    so it was said.
    Let it be written.
    Let it be done.


    i wanna green bike. goes wit my nails. πŸ˜†
    plus da bike can travel. πŸ˜€

  142. bighilofan2 August 17, 2009 6:33 pm

    I’m gonna take up a collection in Hilo. might be able to make extra $$ fo my trip. πŸ˜† cry alot. pretend I’m Irish. πŸ˜† go fo da pity facta. πŸ˜†

  143. bighilofan2 August 17, 2009 6:34 pm




  144. whitey August 17, 2009 6:47 pm

    bhf2, call stretch cause he got some news about the bike.

  145. Jason August 17, 2009 7:10 pm

    Count me in for $25.

  146. oldie August 17, 2009 7:16 pm

    I’m in for $25. Just need to know where to send it.

  147. 22Tokyo August 17, 2009 7:18 pm

    Check made out to Na Koa is in the mail….heading your way….

  148. bighilofan2 August 17, 2009 7:25 pm

    expat 50 A House 50
    wafan 25 LizK 50
    tom mui d1 25
    jesse james big hilo 100
    jason 25 oldie 25
    22 Tokyo

    good going, guyz. keep it up. $550 to go. will call stretch, whitey, tomorrow. thanks 22Tokyo. will be on da lookout at G Lee Loy 38 Kalakaua St Hilo, Hi 96720 make da check payable to Na Koa.

  149. Rich2176 August 17, 2009 7:27 pm

    Can the team or Athletic Department accept the bike from “private” donations?

  150. bighilofan2 August 17, 2009 7:30 pm

    we”re gonna show da coach what commitment is all about.
    even fo small fries like us, nickels add up. πŸ˜€

    speed is what i’m lookin at. gonna show da coach how to move da ball.
    fearlessss. :mrgreen:

  151. whitey August 17, 2009 7:34 pm

    rich, the money for the bike is going thru Na Koa.

  152. bighilofan2 August 17, 2009 7:35 pm

    Na Koa. πŸ˜†

    its legal. we gonna get palapala.


  153. bighilofan2 August 17, 2009 7:37 pm


    our job is to work da hydration :mrgreen:

  154. Rich2176 August 17, 2009 7:38 pm

    Thanks Whitey – Guess I should have read the rest of the blog before posting. #139 explains it all.

    I’m in. BHF2 – I guess our checks will pass in the post office….lol.

  155. bighilofan2 August 17, 2009 7:38 pm


    Doreen is still on Kauai for her mom. comes back Wed. will be in touch. πŸ˜€

  156. Rich2176 August 17, 2009 7:40 pm

    BHF2 – No worries….BTW, I’ve already started “hydrating” for Sept. 19….lol.

  157. bighilofan2 August 17, 2009 7:43 pm

    expat 50 A House 50
    wafan 25 LizK 50
    tom mui d1 25
    jesse james big hilo 100
    jason 25 oldie 25
    22 Tokyo

    Rich, i dunno da scoops, but you shoulda gotn mine Weeks ago.
    still gotta send you samoa cuz i only sent for 7. lookin at 10.
    if can extra, can, if no can, das alright 2. doreen will fix tings when she gets back, her mamasan is not well.

    anyway, gettin excited already. gonna bring a posse, not for da bus, but fo everything else.

  158. Rich2176 August 17, 2009 7:56 pm

    BHF2 – I hope the check for the 7 was never mailed. I mailed out all tix as soon as I received payment from everyone. I don’t have you on the seating chart, but have the seats reserved. Yikes….

  159. haka August 17, 2009 8:03 pm

    check is in the mail for fiddy.
    go warriors!

  160. al August 17, 2009 8:03 pm


    you forgot one:

    89. al:

    August 17th, 2009 at 2:08 pm
    bighilo….i am in.

  161. curveball August 17, 2009 8:06 pm

    check for $25.00

  162. myki August 17, 2009 8:16 pm


    Check will be in the mail tomorrow.

    sj and myki

  163. tommui August 17, 2009 8:39 pm

    AL – no haven’t seen/heard/read Gigi since a CC/Karaoke at Genji about nine months ago.

    See that Gerard is going to be the bike money collector learned from the Army days, no volunteer!

    BHF2 – incoming!

  164. warriortranny2 August 17, 2009 8:45 pm

    me know what i know

  165. Bunker August 17, 2009 8:48 pm

    Very interesting and amusing subject. I read with great pleasure.

  166. Ralph August 17, 2009 8:53 pm

    on your checks to Na koa please put your blog name so the big guy from Hilo knows who the check is from and he can acknowledge receipt without using your proper names. But the way he types and spell, it may not make a difference.

  167. Ralph August 17, 2009 8:58 pm

    BigHilo the check is in the mail tomorrow. I think you need to up the amount anticipated to $1000 for tax and shipping.

  168. d1ε³Ά August 17, 2009 9:03 pm

    BrianK coming up on K5 news….

  169. bighilofan2 August 17, 2009 9:08 pm

    expat 50 A House 50
    wafan 25 LizK 50
    tom mui d1 25
    jesse james big hilo 100
    jason 25 oldie 25
    ralph al 25
    curveball 25
    22 Tokyo
    sj & myki

    I’m sure Don Weir got all da tax and shipping included, and if not he’ll let us know right here.
    we’re on our way and looks like we gonna get this done this week. gonna go on my money mission tomorrow and wednesday and get da good people of Hilo fo make da Warriors look part a da Tour guyz.
    πŸ˜† gettin dare.


  170. A-House August 17, 2009 9:10 pm

    Just a reminder:

    if you want a taxable deduction, BHF2 must submit the list with your “real name” to Na Koa.

    on his copy of the list, he can write in your Tsaiko name to determine who has paid and not paid for those making commitments on this blog.

  171. BG August 17, 2009 9:11 pm

    A hearty Good Evening to all bloggers and lurkers!

    Betty and I will send in 50. Thanks for leading the way again, bhf2! And more thanks for the pride I have in the way Tsaikos respond to a need…and I don’t mean only sports related…

  172. Kekoa August 17, 2009 9:12 pm

    So Pride, I heard that you almost met your goal, so you can get by with a Mohawk haircut instead of full blown Bolohead! Is that true?

    BTW ~ That was a very generous undertaking you and your Run volunteers took on. I’m sure your mom would have been proud of your charity drive efforts.

    If we could just teach you some X’s & O’s about football terms and strategies…all would be well with the world.

  173. lava August 17, 2009 9:12 pm

    I’ve always pondered the bike treatment. Personally, I’m skeptical, unless it is thought that by strengthening other muscles through biking the hamstring is relieved of stress, and therefore heals faster.

    To me, cramps are prevented by proper training runs, stretching, and hydration. Biking uses different muscles altogether. From what I’ve seen, the guys should try the stretching techniques used by runners, and guys prone to cramps should get iv fluids. To me it never made sense that even dbs were pulling hamstrings, like Kenny Patton. I know he used bike therapy, but I need it explained to me how it helps to become a believer.

  174. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc August 17, 2009 9:13 pm

    From Wikipedia: Shooting the gap is a term used in American football. To “shoot the gap”, a defensive lineman will exploit the space between the offensive linemen. The defensive lineman is usually one of the defensive tackles. The gaps are given different letters depending on their distance from the center. The gaps between the center and guard are known as the “A gaps”, and between the guard and tackle are known as the “B gaps”. Shooting the gaps requires the defensive lineman to turn his shoulders and get past the offensive line into the backfield by any means possible, usually by diving through the gap. The play is often used during a blitz, as the defense will try to rush past the offensive line in order to get to the quarterback and cause a quarterback sack.

    From Dictionary of American Football Terms: Stunt is a term for a defensive rush that takes an unusal path or has unusual timing.

    Finally received a check in the mail for an article I sold almost six months ago so count us in for a $35 donation. How many bikes are needed? Can we just drop off the contributions at the Na Koa office?

    We’ve also set aside the September 4 T-Gate HI-5 collection drive to go towards the Na Koa equipment fund. We’ll also have a spare change jar set up to kighten the burden in your pockets. We’ll also be collecting cans & bottles Tsaikos bring from home.

    Question raised earlier about the increased parking costs. The rate went up at the start of the fiscal year – July 1.

  175. bighilofan2 August 17, 2009 9:14 pm

    Ralph complaint my English? πŸ˜†

    pyhunred 2go. πŸ˜€

    flawless :mrgreen:

  176. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc August 17, 2009 9:16 pm

    Whoops!!! kighten the burden = lighten the burden

  177. bighilofan2 August 17, 2009 9:20 pm

    expat 50 A House 50
    wafan 25 LizK 50
    tom mui d1 25
    jesse james big hilo 100
    jason 25 oldie 25
    ralph al 25
    whitey BG 50
    curveball 25
    22 Tokyo
    sj & myki

    half way there, gang. Tsaikos do what they can when they can. its all good.

    Good job. a great cause you wuz involved in. akchally, 2 great causes. πŸ˜†

  178. bighilofan2 August 17, 2009 9:28 pm

    howzit. don’t know about da treatment. not sure if it’ll work. but da
    man put a shout out fo a bike. maybe he like da chrome. no matta to me, all i care is dat da upper echelon no mo excuses, dat day no day gotta up dare game. full on kine. an If a bike would get da head space away from #4 an lookin at #1, den pfttt da bike is on da way.
    little tings get tings going, like a peck on da neck. πŸ˜† b4 u no it, whammo, $hit is happenin. πŸ˜†

  179. lava August 17, 2009 9:30 pm

    Found some good stuff re: hamstrings surfing the net. What jumped out was this:

    Excessive quadriceps development may produce an abnormal force in the hamstrings, particularly when there is a loss of co-ordination due to fatigue. This is more of a problem in athletes who mix cycling with running (e.g. triathletes). Cycling results in increased quadriceps development which may predispose the athlete to hamstring injuries, particularly when running.

    I think a lot of the players with hamstring problems can trace their problems to the over-development of their quads, probable from lifting, and due to a training regimen that does not include enough running.

    Here is more of the article:

    Recurrent hamstring injuries may also develop after a number of removed causes. These causes may include:

    * referral of pain from the lumbar spine. This may occur due to disc bulges at the L4/5 or L5/S1 levels, or due to joint stiffness of the lumbar spine or sacro-iliac joints, which may result in nerve root irritation. The irritation of the nerves may cause local muscle pain, spasm or a more prolonged, generalised increase in tension of the hamstrings. Local treatment of the lumbar spine and sacro-iliac joints is necessary

    * meniscal (cartilage) problems at the knee. The hamstrings work to stabilise the knee joint during the running cycle. An alteration in the biomechanics of the knee joint due to meniscal tears or degeneration may lead to excessive loading of the hamstrings, and recurrent injury. Restoration of full knee function is required to avoid recurrent strains of the hamstrings

    * adhesions (tightness) of neural tissue. The loss of mobility and subsequent increased sensitivity of neural tissue (particularly the lumbo-sacral nerve roots) may predispose runners to recurrent hamstring strains. This is especially relevant when sprinting or changing pace. Mobilisation of the neural tissues by a physiotherapist and stretches are indicated to reduce the incidence of neural tension

    * postural variations. An increased lumbar lordosis (curvature of the lumbar spine) causes an increase in the resting tension of the hamstrings. This results in the hamstrings being functionally tighter, and more inclined to fatigue early. Postural abnormalities should be addressed through the correction of muscle imbalances by stretching and strengthening

    * poor running style. As mentioned previously, the hamstrings work strongly throughout the running cycle. A running style which is poorly co-ordinated may result in early fatigue, and injury. An altered stride pattern may be necessary. Over-striding should be corrected, especially when running uphill/downhill

    * loss of the normal quadriceps/hamstring ratio. Excessive quadriceps development may produce an abnormal force in the hamstrings, particularly when there is a loss of co-ordination due to fatigue. This is more of a problem in athletes who mix cycling with running (e.g. triathletes). Cycling results in increased quadriceps development which may predispose the athlete to hamstring injuries, particularly when running. There may also be a pre-existing weakness of the hamstrings. The imbalance in the ratio of strength between the quadriceps and hamstrings must be corrected to avoid recurrent injury. Isokinetic strength testing and an effective rehabilitation programme are essential

  180. bighilofan2 August 17, 2009 9:30 pm

    on that note, I’ll say good nite. sweet Warrior dreams gangee!

    Go Warriors.

  181. lava August 17, 2009 9:32 pm

    We all like it when $hit happens. Go for it!

  182. bighilofan2 August 17, 2009 9:36 pm

    Don Weir,

    gotta tell dat good lookin guy in charge of Trainin to look at Lava’s
    179. our thing is we like help. we’re still headed in da direction of delivering the goods for the bike. all systems still go. but outdo yourself an check dat out.

    goodnite all.

  183. Ralph August 17, 2009 9:50 pm

    I think the bicycle helps circulation, circulation is a healing process itself in areas of injury. That’s why the trainers use heat, to generate better circulation in the injured area.

  184. al August 17, 2009 10:16 pm

    wdoc…you killin’ me.
    never knew you had such a sense of humor.

    you do realize we were only fooling around about stunts, shooting the gap, etc.


  185. Ralph August 17, 2009 10:22 pm

    Al don’t burst her bubble, she put in a lot of effort. Pride is one happy camper now

  186. Ralph August 17, 2009 10:24 pm

    kekaula looks as though he got sunburnt, i wonder if he got it watching two a days.

  187. BG August 17, 2009 10:26 pm

    Good comments Ralph and Lava. I am surprised that over-use is not mentioned. Not giving muscles sufficient time to recover can lead to muscle failure. Properly prepared muscles (those who trained hard in the off season) can withstand greater rigors before breaking down and rebuilding. Quite often, those who pull muscles in the first week of camp aren’t in the shape they should be. Also, there’s a mention of the quad/hamstring inbalance. That can also happen by the quads shortening in response to heavy stress. Without proper stretching, they will put an added load on the hammies.

  188. Pride. August 17, 2009 10:27 pm

    $50.00 to da big guy in Hilo tomorrow.

  189. chawan_cut August 17, 2009 10:33 pm

    tonight’s news

  190. Pride. August 17, 2009 10:43 pm


    August 17th, 2009 at 10:16 pm
    wdoc…you killin’ me.
    never knew you had such a sense of humor.

    you do realize we were only fooling around about stunts, shooting the gap, etc.


    WDoc, thank you for the information. Please do not stop posting that type of information. Just because some Tasi-kos understand basic football and terms, doesn’t mean that the rest of us do. I for one am always willing to learn, but am embarrased to ask questions. So thanks for your contibutions to helping me gain more football knowledge.

    What some of us forget is that football really is a dynamic sport, what we know today will be outdated in a year. So its always good to approach football with an open mind and a willlingness to grasp onto new ideas.

  191. al August 17, 2009 10:46 pm

    yah, right.

  192. bighilofan2 August 17, 2009 11:16 pm

    expat 50 A House 50
    wafan 25 LizK 50 Pride 50
    tom mui d1 25
    jesse james big hilo 100
    jason 25 oldie 25
    ralph al 25
    whitey BG 50
    curveball 25
    22 Tokyo
    sj & myki

    keep it coming Gangee. πŸ˜€

    sum smart yu. πŸ˜€
    no pay too much attention to da smart guys.
    think of sumtin nice πŸ˜€ as you shoot da gap. πŸ˜†

  193. Ralph August 17, 2009 11:17 pm

    I told you so, pride is overwhelmed with w/doc thoughtfulness. Learning never ends, as long as you are willing to think out of the box. πŸ™‚

  194. Ralph August 17, 2009 11:22 pm

    BigHilo that was a quick nap or too excited to sleep?

  195. bighilofan2 August 17, 2009 11:25 pm

    Hiya Ralph

    all I could tink about was $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$4

    an dat makes me πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    Chinese you know.

  196. bighilofan2 August 17, 2009 11:26 pm

    okay, back to zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  197. JGM August 18, 2009 12:30 am

    BigHilo count me in

    Check in the mail tomorrow

  198. Don Weir August 18, 2009 8:49 am

    I will put the order in today and give you a complete amount via phone call.

    Great research!! I believe the bike is used not as an exercise or workout machine but one that keeps the athlete warmed up and loose. I would be asking Dr. Kan about this when we cross paths for his rationale.
    I don’t think that prior to the season and in the season football players should be doing bike cross training. Your article is quite explicit on that.
    How I wish there were elevators going to upper campus when I played because doing circuits on those stairs moved me onto a bike soon after graduation (knees).
    I am humbled by the support of all in this project.
    Let me know how Na Koa can support you all down the road.
    We are in this together!!!

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