Desert swarm

Offensive linemen Ray Hisatake and Raphael Ieru are the latest former Warriors to set training schedules in Arizona. They will begin their programs Saturday, with the intent of preparing for UH’s Pro Day in late March or early April.

Also training in Arizona are linebackers Blaze Soares and Brashton Satele, running back Jayson Rego and defensive tackle Rocky Savaiigaea. Satele and Savaiigaea are appealing the NCAA for medical exemptions that will allow them to play for the Warriors as sixth-year seniors in 2010. They are enrolled in on-line classes to maintain their good standing at UH.

Last year, former UH defensive tackle Josh Leonard and safety Jacob Patek trained at Chad Ikei’s facility in Arizona. Leonard and Patek were impressive enough at last year’s UH Pro Day to attract attention from pro scouts. Leonard signed a free-agent contract with the Houston Texans. He now is on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ roster. Patek earned a tryout in the Canadian Football League.


  1. AZWARRIOR22 January 6, 2010 9:06 am


  2. LizKauai m/ shaka! January 6, 2010 9:06 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

  3. AZWARRIOR22 January 6, 2010 9:08 am

    Wasn’t that the name of Tomey’s defense at Arizona?

  4. LizKauai m/ shaka! January 6, 2010 9:09 am

    Keep up with the Redskins goings-on. At 10:45AM HST, Rich Tandler will address impacts on players – esp Colt.

  5. madeinhawaii January 6, 2010 9:10 am


  6. ai-eee-soos January 6, 2010 9:11 am

    Good luck to all the Warriors.

    Keep working hard, and good things will happen.

  7. GRM January 6, 2010 9:14 am

    Top Ten again!!

  8. koakane™ January 6, 2010 9:15 am

    count me in the top 10

    aloja yu’all

  9. koakane™ January 6, 2010 9:19 am

    ahouse just confirming wafans explanation. Hawaii teachers are paid through the “vacation” periods like Winter Break and Summer Break because pay is pro-rated and spread out over 365 calendar days.

  10. al January 6, 2010 9:29 am

    what are the chances for brashton and rocky to regain their sixth year?

    what is the estimated drop dead date for them to decide to just shank it all and participate in this pro day???

  11. will-i-am January 6, 2010 9:30 am

    I will be shocked if Kiesel-Kauhane doesn’t get picked up by someone.

  12. jm2375 January 6, 2010 9:31 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!

    Hope you’re all staying warm and dry.

    Good luck to those Warriors trying to get to the pros.

    One day till volleyball starts!

  13. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc January 6, 2010 9:35 am

    After four days of being without a Big Box on my desk, I’m now back amongst the living. Found a PC geek through a colleague who was able to resuscitate the conputer and retrieve most of the files sealed away in the hard drive. Had to replace that plus the CD drive as well. Hope this will last until July, 2011 or thereabouts. Only cost $300 plus parts – men’s baseball tickets will have to wait til next month.

    Was able to sort of keep up with the blog by reading it on various public computers at the State Capitol and the nearby State Library, I do have some very real concerns about some of the statements made about the men’s basketball team, but I don’t have time to go back to find them and then respond to the comments. If similar ones are made again, then I’ll take up the issues raised at that time.

    Started the investigation into the options available to us with respect to a dedicated Tsai-ko Fund with `Ahahui Koa Anuenue. I expect a report back by the end of the week.

    A quick reminder about the HI-5 fundraiser this Sunday. Click my name above to get the information. We can pick up your donations in town as well. Proceeds will be used to help underwrite the costs of the January 16 QUICK`NDIRTY community service project.

    Have to run – two meetings in town later this morning, a briefing on economic development plans this afternoon out in Kapolei and then two meetings in Windward O`ahu before heading over to the gym to get back on the work-out-every-day treadmill.

  14. Slugger January 6, 2010 9:38 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Good luck to the guys in the AZ desert! If they want some Hawaiian food and are still in AZ this spring, they can go to the NAU Hawaiian club lu’au in Flagstaff.

  15. al January 6, 2010 9:44 am

    wdoc, ralph, et al.

    did you know that the cost of new pc’s are as cheap as the repairs that you make?

    go check out best buy or costco for example and you could pick one up for $500-$600 including 20″ monitor, keyboard, and the like. the pc would also carry more than triple the memory you have and up to 1000gb in the hard drive.

    you could transfer the data as well.

  16. J-Dog January 6, 2010 9:53 am

    #15, I was just gonna say the same thing.

    $300 for repairs to a PC is a bit much.

    Better off just getting a newer model for just a little more.

  17. madeinhawaii January 6, 2010 10:02 am


    Don’t forget.. the new pc has the new Windows 7…. get at least the home premium.. not the starter.. I believe that that’s a $149+ value to start.

  18. A-House January 6, 2010 10:04 am

    Thank you good neighbor as you have restored our faith that you will always make a new post for which we can all add our measely 2 or 3 or 4 cents.

    al, al: i’m here fidgetting with my hands waiting for recruting news!! nah, only jking as I told ST that I would sit quietly until next week.

  19. A-House January 6, 2010 10:07 am

    That’s the same reason we do not purchase vehicles when they are first sold and when we do the next year’s models are already on the lots, but we have to take whatever is available.

    Then, we keep it for 10 years – which means no new car until 2020. Hope I can still drive!!!!!!!

  20. LizKauai m/ shaka! January 6, 2010 10:18 am

    WDoc- I went to Mac at home and at work – the Win merry-go-round is too much. More expensive but a Mac Mini works well for the lowest price.

  21. LizKauai m/ shaka! January 6, 2010 10:20 am

    Oh- one exception- a Netbook (Aspire) with WinXP. Still under $500.

  22. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc January 6, 2010 10:23 am

    Had the money for the repairs in the organization’s account, but there isn’t $600 to buy a new computer for the non-profit. We are, however, looking into grants as well as the pledge drive which is described both in the organization’s newsletter as well as on the main page of its website.

    By bearing very conservative as to when/how we’ll raise enough money, we estimate that we’ll have the funds available to upgrade the system sometime during the next 12 to 18 months. If a grant comes through, then that will shorten the time considerably. Ditto support for the pledge drive.

    The double-whammy of the overall economic downturn which is impacting charitable contributions plus the huge cut in salary/benefits a year ago mean that hard choices have to be made which would not have even been discussed three or four years ago. That’s also the reason why we repair a 22-year-old car rather than getting a new(er) one.

  23. (Jesse) James January 6, 2010 10:30 am

    Good morning Tsaikos…

    Just doing a quick stop over to see what everyone is up to…be safe out there in the rain…

    Busy busy…esme and out….

  24. ai-eee-soos January 6, 2010 10:35 am

    speaking of Davonne and RGM ….

    where’s CJ Hawthorne – is he still with the Bills?

    wouldn’t it be something if he also winds up the ‘fins?

  25. al January 6, 2010 10:38 am

    ahouse…okay. so, i’ll wait until next week, too.
    i was gonna mention about this….nah, never mind i’ll tell you next week since you are so patient.

  26. al January 6, 2010 10:39 am

    i think if mr. rgm sticks in miami…mr. ginn’s days will be numbered.

  27. A-House January 6, 2010 10:49 am

    Thank you, al!

  28. al January 6, 2010 10:58 am

    ahouse….you welcome.

  29. al January 6, 2010 10:59 am

    ahouse…do i have your email???

  30. A-House January 6, 2010 11:00 am

    Charities are stating that they have taken “big hits” because of the economy.

    Never could understand why certain charities pay top executives so much money. American Red Cross used to pay its president over a million dollars annually. Why? Is it still the case?

    If that person, individually, secures donations worth more that his/her salary, then there may be a case, but is not the donation made to assist others in need? Also, the Red Cross used thousands of dollars donated after Katrina to pay off current debts or other expenses. They were caught!

    Dang, reminds me of the “fumbler” who stated, during his interview, that he would be able to secure thousands of dollars in donations because of his “olympic” connections. Anyone know how much he actually was responsible for? now, now, don’t you all rush to answer!! best I know, it was a big fat ZERO!! I apologize if I am wrong.

  31. A-House January 6, 2010 11:02 am


    yes you do as you sent me an email earlier.

    use ahousefamilyatyahoodotcom

  32. Ralph January 6, 2010 11:02 am

    yup looking at costco and best buy for a new computer. limited supply at both places. thanks MIH wasn’t sure if windows 7 starter would work for me. windows 7 premium up grade it will be. checking on speed, processor, ram-4, 6, or 8 gb. 1.5t HD to handle video or combo HD & external HD.

    low system resources, low virtual memory, can’t defrag-too low memory capacity: are these problems ram or hd. I have a computer with the hd divided, drive c and d, c is almost filled, less than 300 mb, won’t defrag and hardly anything (word, songs, etc) was imputed, all software, updates, etc.

  33. al January 6, 2010 11:09 am

    ralph….just get the most memory, fastest processor, and most hd gb you can afford. it will still be much better than you have now.

    always, always, get the extended warranty plan for at least three years. best buy also has a geek squad who will set it up for you if you like.

    if you can upgrade the monitor to max definition and size. do so. it is worth it.

    i also suggest you talk to stevem who is an advocate of mac vs pc. just to get another opinion.

    i suggest you also get the tv capabilities then you can record games via your pc and put them on disk later. (then, i could spill the beans on the scores on you)

  34. Ralph January 6, 2010 11:12 am

    GM plays the slot, same as Davone, Ginn is a wideout. looks like both will be competing for the same job. WR need speed, along with good hands and route running. GM is about a 4.6 guy, Ginn low 4.4, and today’s NFL corners are 4.4 and very few 4.5 guys. to keep GM and release Ginn would be giving up speed for a possession WR. Largent, Twilley and Biletnikoff weren’t blazers but today’s corners are a lot faster, Miami other WR got to be fast if Ginn is gone to go vertical.

    any update on GM 40 speed. the 4.6 I believe was his combine run and some of them had leg issues.

  35. SteveM January 6, 2010 11:25 am

    Good morning everyone!

  36. Pukashirt January 6, 2010 11:28 am

    According to, GM ran a 4.36 at Hawaii’s pro day last year

  37. al January 6, 2010 11:29 am

    ralph… you forget that rgm had the second fastest timed 40 at the combines two years ago. a sub 4.4 if i am not mistaken. judging by the highlight reel of his 106 yd k/o return this season he is still smoking.

    his arrival would give miami a kick off returner (replacing ginn) and a deep threat. he has decent size as well. he would be insurance for them because davonne will be in his last year of his three year deal with the fins.

    ginn has no hands. drops too many balls especially during critical times. i think his days are numbered anyway. straight away speed is overrated.

  38. al January 6, 2010 11:31 am

    pukashirt….thanks for verifying my commentary to ralphie.

  39. al January 6, 2010 11:34 am

    and congratulations to andre “awesome” dawson for being selected for induction to the hall of fame this year.

  40. GRM January 6, 2010 11:37 am

    A-House, IRT #30, You’re right – one beeg fat $ ZERO!!

  41. Ralph January 6, 2010 11:37 am

    I know GM came in with a low 40 credential, but I thought after the season at the combine that Hawthorne was the only Warrior finishing under 4.6 in the 40. Davone was also in the 4.6 range and Rivers came in at 4.7.

    Thanks pukashirt

  42. SteveM January 6, 2010 11:42 am

    January 6th, 2010 at 11:09 am
    ralph….just get the most memory, fastest processor, and most hd gb you can afford. it will still be much better than you have now.
    i also suggest you talk to stevem who is an advocate of mac vs pc. just to get another opinion…..

    Thanks. Gave Ralph 3 words of advice already. But in this tough economy, I would not want to put more of the massive PC add-on sales force and tech support empire out of work.

    However, to friends, I point out that they are the payor, not the payee in this area. I used to wonder why I don’t have many tech support friends… 😐

  43. Ralph January 6, 2010 11:42 am

    how come only 4 players are listed from the file pukashirt posted. where’s Hawthorne numbers. a few more warriors went to the UH pro day or is this a separate pro day for invitees only.

  44. A-House January 6, 2010 11:50 am


    I do know that UH got a multi-million donation AFTER the “fumbler” left because the person responsible for securing it did not want HF to get the credit.

    I’m sure that HF would take credit for it immediately.

  45. Ronnie January 6, 2010 12:20 pm

    Ralph, those were the 4 Hawai’i players invited to the NFL combine that year.

  46. Ronnie January 6, 2010 12:21 pm

    At least for the offense….

  47. SteveM January 6, 2010 12:28 pm

    Coincidentally received this link in one of my listservs this morning. Haven’t heard it until today, I think we have all experienced Wirth’s Law in computing (regardless of platform)….'s_Law

  48. Ralph January 6, 2010 12:35 pm

    Na Wahine wbb tonight…good luck…box and 1, man up on their guard, Na Wahine got chance. FSU runs a lot, if the Na Wahine can play the up tempo game and not have a lot of TO, got chance.

  49. Ralph January 6, 2010 12:38 pm

    thanks Ronnie, have a great day in Cal.

  50. LizKauai m/ January 6, 2010 12:53 pm

    Hi- 5-0!

  51. Kekoa January 6, 2010 1:00 pm

    Ok…now my comment is awaiting moderation. Most have been because I used the word “Traitor” in my last post. It’s one of the Homeland Security key watch words. Like – a red flag, hostile threat kinda word. Not warm and fuzzy enuff for HA.

    Don’t shoot!…I’m only the piano player!

  52. Ronnie January 6, 2010 1:07 pm

    Thanks Ralph.

    By the way, did I mention that my new boss’ boss is a BS-Who fan?! Yikes!

  53. whitey January 6, 2010 1:21 pm

    Bills will interview Frazier for top job!!! WHOAAAAA!!! Wrong, not HF. WHEWWWW!!!

  54. A-House January 6, 2010 1:33 pm


    you almost got me going……………………………bonkers!!!!!!!!!

  55. al January 6, 2010 1:37 pm

    ralph….you are confusing the nfl combine with the pro day for hawaii athletes.

    the nfl combine is by invitation only whereas those that were not invited to the nfl combing attended the pro day. if one did well at the nfl combine such as rgm, it would make no sense for him to “retry to improve his stats”.

  56. GRM January 6, 2010 1:45 pm

    Wasn’t it the C. Ching Foundation?

  57. Ralph January 6, 2010 1:49 pm

    Ronnie I hope your boss’ boss is so happy he gave all of you an additional bonus.

  58. Ralph January 6, 2010 1:52 pm

    the colts starting NT is only 6’0, 10 yr veteran named Gregg. So UH DT should be gamers, just got to elevate their game a couple of notches.

  59. Derek January 6, 2010 2:10 pm

    Again, we will have more debate about who is really the natiional championship in college football. Last year, it was either Florida or Utah. This year, it will be Boise St. or the winner of Alabama/Texas. Rightfully, public opinion are clamoring for a playoff. The BCS conferences want to keep all the money to themselves and give the poor non-BCS conferences only a little amount compared. It is a joke. I’m all for playoffs and here is my take. The FCS (Division IAA) and other Divison II and Division III all have national champioonships and they have been doing just fine. I would do it this way:

    Week I (1st Saturday in December) – 16 team playoffs (just like Division IAA) w/ 8 games (champions of 11 Division IA conferences, best independetn team, if qualified, and the other teams selected as wild card teams). This way, every confernce champion is in w/ no bias. Matchup to be determined.

    Week 2 (2nd Saturday in December) – 8 teams w/ 4 games (quarterfinals) of the winnes of the week 1 games. Matchups to be determined.

    Week 3 (3rd Saturday in December – 4 teams w/ 2 games (semi-finals)
    of the winners of week 2 games. Matchups to be determined.

    Week 4 (first Saturday in Januray) – National Championship game.

    You can use the playoff games as bowl games. All other teams not playing in the playoffs, but have winning records or are eligible for bowl games, such as 6-6 can continue to play in bowl games as they do now.

    It is a celebration of college football and inclusive, just like March Madness. There is no dispute as to who the real national championship will be and everybody that wins their conference has a chance and is represented on the field. Nobody can claim foul. That is the American way, equality and fairness. If it happens, college football will be just as big as pro-football and it will booms like you’ve never seen.

    Let’s not say like Jim Mora in the commercial, “Playoffs! Are you kidding me! Playoffs!” Be like First Hawaiian, “Yes”. Hey, this is the 21st century. It’s a new era.

  60. Piper's Son January 6, 2010 2:17 pm

    Slow lecture for today – skip it if not interested.

    There has been a discussion of a TSAIKO fund to be set up.
    The key points were:
    1. That the donation be tax-deductable
    2. That the Tsaikos would have a say in where the moneys would be

    In order to have a deduction, the moneys must be given to a charity/non-profit institution recognized as such by the IRS. These institutions are called in legal talk as a 503(c)(3) -Internal Revenue Code.

    So when the Tsaikos gathered $$ for braclets, I am assuming the custodian of the funds bought the stuff and sent it to the team directly, none of the funds were deductable.

    When we did the bikes and JUGS, if the stuff was purchased by NaKoa, the moneys sent to the custodian who gave it to NaKoa, only the custodian of the funds would get a deduction – since only he gave to a 503(c)(3) organization.

    This is not to be considered any criticism since the amounts really were minini in the scheme of things.

    In order to achieve the tax deduction that one wants, and get the end results that we desire, I had suggested setting up a “designated” fund with UH Foundation.

    If we did it ourselves, we would have to set up a 503(c)(3) organization and get it approved by IRS. A set up of a 503(c)(3) would easily cost $5,000-$7,000 unless some attorney well-versed with the IRS and IRCode would step forth – and even at that, it would be around $3,000-$4,000.

    If set up with UHFoundation, they would require a minimum amount of $1,000. If the Tsaikos want to donate a couple of bucks a month, like $10.00, for every dollar that goes into the “designated” fund, the UHFoundation takes 3% on the initial (one-time) donation; that means $30.00 for the initial amount and for every $10.00 donated, .30cents.

    What the Tsaikos could do is appoint a “point man” who would advise the AD what we want done with the money – stuff for some of the non-revenue teams or less fortunate teams – women’s softball, diving teams etc. It could even be ST if he thinks it could be done without conflict.

    If we decide to raise funds without worrying about tax-deductions, we would have to do it through UHAD as any contribution we make directly to a team may be in violation of NCAA rules.

    Incidentally, if there is a lawyer out there that knows the NCAA rules backwards and forwards, and want to volunteer his/her services, I’m sure that the Compliance Officer might be appreciative of that service. At present, where there is doubt, an e-mail or mail is sent to NCAA where the message may linger for a couple of days (if lucky) before an answer comes back – at a time where you really want an answer immediately.

    We now return to regular broadcasting.

  61. A-House January 6, 2010 2:30 pm

    Piper’s Son:

    I was the “designated” custodian of the bracelet funds and all donations collected were given to a representative of Koa Nuenue with a list(name, address, amount) for each donor.

    Believe each donor was given a letter from Koa Nuenue for tax purposes.

  62. whitey January 6, 2010 3:09 pm

    I luv that grp that is going to give the BCS exec director sum sh__ tomorrow before the ala=tx game. Somehow he doesn’t understand the old saying “that is why we play the game”. everything on paper and computers in regards to predicting game results or ranking is nothing, but speculation. PLAY THE GAME, WHY U SCARED?????

  63. whitey January 6, 2010 3:14 pm

    rankings should be based on facts, not circumstantial inputs. great example is women’s vb. another is that BSU was 13-0, TCU was 12-0 and that is FACT not heresay.

  64. whitey January 6, 2010 3:17 pm

    saw sumthing in a news article and it was very good. whoever wins the game tomorrow will get invited to the white house, but if the prez had balls, he would invite BSU also caused they are also undefeated and have a better record 14-0. Would that grab the BCS by the cuervos???

  65. whitey January 6, 2010 3:18 pm

    caused = cause

  66. wafan January 6, 2010 3:29 pm


  67. wafan January 6, 2010 3:32 pm

    Mr. A-House . . .

    Did the explanation answer your question? I hope so!

  68. madeinhawaii January 6, 2010 3:49 pm


    You would think that an extra game regardless of the opponent would make your schedule considerably more difficult with one less, or no bye week.

  69. Pomai January 6, 2010 3:56 pm

    Piper’s Son:

    All monies gathered for the bracelets was turned over (by our “designated custodian of the bracelet funds”) A-House to „Ahahui Koa Ānuenue for the purchase of the bracelets. Each person was given the tax deduction. I later found out that we could have purchased the bracelets ourselves but would still have to give them to „Ahahui Koa Ānuenue to be given to the team. You can not give anything (monies or material) to any team directly, or it is a violation of the NCAA rules.

  70. Ralph January 6, 2010 3:56 pm

    what is the time difference from pacific, 2 or 3 hours. wbb starts 7 PT

  71. Ralph January 6, 2010 4:08 pm

    i guess its two hours, game not on gametracker at 4 pm HST

  72. wafan January 6, 2010 4:09 pm

    West Coast = ~6:30 pm
    Hawai’i = ~4:30 pm

  73. wafan January 6, 2010 4:09 pm

    Slow blog day.

  74. wafan January 6, 2010 4:14 pm

    At last! Some of our legislators are thinking. Hopefully it will be soon be a primary offense to text while driving; and for those with driving permits it will be a primary offense to even use a wireless communication device while driving. Yahoo!!!

    Right now it is a secondary offense to use a hand-held device while driving.

  75. wafan January 6, 2010 4:17 pm

    Weird hair fetish by a young guy in the PNW and Texas. He poured oil on the hair of a sleeping woman, and super-glue on women’s hair at stores. He was finally caught in Puyallup.

  76. wafan January 6, 2010 4:23 pm

    So, that underwear bomber on Christmas Day only succeeded in setting his underwear on fire. I guess he might qualify for the Darwin Award if he cooked his . . . um . . . ahhhh . . . his . . . you know . . . his da kines.

  77. wafan January 6, 2010 4:24 pm

    Good luck to the Warriors heading to Arizona as they prepare for their future.

  78. Bulla January 6, 2010 4:26 pm

    aloha wafan,

    sending you some sunshine bro……..brrrrrrrrrr

  79. wafan January 6, 2010 4:27 pm

    Suggested Tsai-ko meal (snack?) at IHOP!!! All-you-can-eat pancakes!!! I can eat three of them. Not servings. Just three pancakes.

  80. wafan January 6, 2010 4:34 pm

    Bulla . . .

    Thanks for the sunshine! It is already working — we are getting all the way up to the mid and high 40’s.

    With the acceptance of “Pain” in school you folks will not be coming out here until 2011. The A-Houses will probably join us at the Crab Pot for lunch. Yum!

  81. Bulla January 6, 2010 4:36 pm


    carbs are out, meat is in. time to get back in the gym….got on the scale and that was an eye opener……you know how it is when you think you’re a certain weight (delusional) and when you look down you wonder how the national deficit got under your two feet? haha

    so me and my bride are working on our schedules, went to storage, got our workout stuff, and will be getting back to the gym rat status we had before. we are looking to be in ‘game shape’ by next fall, and bottom line is, we just gotta get healthy…….so we are.

    by the way, happy new year to everyone out there……..and my quote of the day, if i may…..JUST DO IT……

  82. Maverick January 6, 2010 4:36 pm

    My Texas Comprade!
    Go Get ‘ Em !
    Even if it is O’Kanada Land.

    Howzit Beowulf!

  83. Maverick January 6, 2010 4:37 pm


    Nothing mo’ fina’ to hear about Jr. coming back home!


  84. d1島 January 6, 2010 4:48 pm

    Good Luck to the Warriors seeking to advance their dreams….

  85. Bulla January 6, 2010 4:54 pm

    aloha Mav,

    mahalo, he arrives tomorrow night, saying goodbyes to everyone, all packed up. Tommy Lee is going to be the new OC for Coach McBride, and that is good. with bobby hauck leaving Montana and taking over 1/2 the staff to UNLV, this is ripe pickings for Weber to do very well and win the Big Sky again.

    one day at a time, the boy will be a gypsy at best for a couple months, but just being home to train, learn the system, hopefully get on the scout team and help the team out……and then next year he’ll be ready to do whatever it takes to help the team win games……

    but yes, so much to be thankful for……….no stress, be blessed 🙂

  86. βρεω808 January 6, 2010 4:58 pm

    Ralph =>

  87. ai-eee-soos January 6, 2010 5:05 pm

    in case anyone is interested –

    Charlie Wei$$ has agreed to become OC at KC Chiefs.

  88. d1島 January 6, 2010 5:06 pm


    As much as some want to see playoffs at the top level of CFB, I think there are just too many hurdles and way too much money to be lost.

    – a 16 team playoff means 15 games with only two of those teams advancing thru all 4 rounds. I think there were around 34 bowl games this years so that involved 68 teams so the playoffs would eliminate at least 14 teams from postseason;
    – to start in the first week of December means maybe eliminating the big conference championship games or cutting a game from all the teams’ regular season schedule;
    – having experienced the D3 playoffs for the first time as a parent/fan I found the most challenging thing to be deciding on going to, then arranging travel to the next round game. Fortunately, the team I was following was able to host for the first 3 rounds but if we had to make arrangements on Saturday night to be in a different city by the following Thursday late in December….whew! Keep in mind that in D3 it’s really not much more than friends and family who would follow a team; if you talking about 10-20k fans trying to make arrangements for travel and hotels overnight… 😯
    -along with travel there is ticket distribution for that many fans in a period of a few days.

    Just some things to think about overcoming….

  89. ai-eee-soos January 6, 2010 5:12 pm

    BE AWARE –

    Mesa airlines will be de-listed from NASDAQ on Jan. 14.

    FYI for those who fly go/Mokulele.

  90. d1島 January 6, 2010 5:13 pm

    Good finish coming up in GMAC Bowl

  91. d1島 January 6, 2010 5:17 pm


    Interesting news from Utah.

  92. whitey January 6, 2010 5:22 pm

    d1, all depends on who losing money and who gaining. why not make like the nfl, each team gets a set amount from the NCAA to start the season. right now, each nfl team gets 80+ mil to start the season and that is for 32 teams. 120 teams in d1, so start with giving each school 2 mil. you get bonus money as you advance in the tournament. i buy that.

  93. Piper's Son January 6, 2010 5:23 pm

    In light of what AHouse and Pomai said, there is really no need to set up a Tsaiko fund and we just throw in money as needed for special purposes UNLESS we think of setting up a fund like a Christmas Club – members contributing maybe $5 or $10 a month into a fund which would build up.

    The problem is that each sport has funds budgeted and allocated by the AD. Some programs get the lion’s share – after all, certain programs are the ones that generate moneys that trickle down to the various sports.

    As a result, the non-revenue sports gets little $$. The Tsaikos raised moneys for the women’s softball team to get them some recognition for winning the WAC championship in the form of the bracelets. I understand that the diving team (not exactly a sport that I follow or even have seen!) won the WAC championship but no recognition.

    Perhaps such a Tsaiko fund could be used for that sort of thing or help the women’s basketball team in some capacity.

    Whether raising the level of recognition of our minor sports will help in building up enthusiasm by the public for UH sports in general, I don’t profess to know.

  94. d1島 January 6, 2010 5:31 pm

    FYI…Kanoa Leahey posts on FB:

    “Manti Te’o on “Leahey & Leahey” tonight….7:30 pm, PBSHawaii.”

  95. d1島 January 6, 2010 5:34 pm


    That pre-supposes that the NCAA is there for the benefit of all 120 schools! 😉

  96. Slugger January 6, 2010 5:35 pm

    whitey & wafan,

    [wonder if this will be moderated?]

    #64 – cuervos = huevos (or cojones)

    just practicing my Spanish… 🙂

  97. d1島 January 6, 2010 5:37 pm

    ….anyway, I really doubt that the BCS Bowl Committees would really want anything to do with a 3 or 4 round playoff. The host cities would have no way of generating the kind of revenue they do now.

  98. Slugger January 6, 2010 5:39 pm

    Entertaining GMAC Bowl…

    ST ~

    I don’t see Coach Wilton on the NAU directory or Athletics web page yet.

  99. wafan January 6, 2010 5:39 pm

    Bulla . . .

    Lots of meat!

    Crab meat
    Shrimp meat
    Clam meat

    Just skip the potatoes and corn.

    Or maybe head over to the Claim Jumper for their prime rib.

  100. wafan January 6, 2010 5:40 pm


  101. d1島 January 6, 2010 5:41 pm


    This game would never happen in a playoff system….

  102. wafan January 6, 2010 5:42 pm

    Slugger . . .

    Huh? You referring to the possible Darwin Award?

  103. Slugger January 6, 2010 5:42 pm


    Yup. Central Michigan and Troy?

    Why didn’t Troy go for 2?

  104. wafan January 6, 2010 5:42 pm

    Second century.

  105. d1島 January 6, 2010 5:45 pm


    I guess they like their chances better in OT#2

  106. wafan January 6, 2010 5:47 pm


    Oh, Mr. A-House. Kind of nosey, yeah? Maybe I have a good reason to go bed early.

    Yeah. I know. I wish.

    Just tired after being “on” all day in the classroom. My day begins around 6:30a or earlier if I go in, and ends around 4p when I usually leave. I am lucky to get a 30-minute lunch break. Kids come in even during my preparation period. So it really is a long, all day for me (as it is for most teachers). Just ask Jason!

  107. Slugger January 6, 2010 5:48 pm

    That was a nice FG block!

  108. Slugger January 6, 2010 5:50 pm


    Night! Yes, I was filing in the blanks… 🙂

  109. Jason January 6, 2010 5:51 pm

    And the day doesn’t always end when you (err, I) leave at 5 PM … 🙁

  110. Ralph January 6, 2010 5:57 pm

    thanks Bpew I was thinking of asking you, if anyone had a url, you would. i checked, game tracker must be frozen when i turned it on or the women have very long time outs.

  111. Ralph January 6, 2010 6:05 pm

    Fresno State ahead 58-25, no mercy rule in wbb. 🙂

  112. Dennis Halloran January 6, 2010 6:18 pm

    We’ll never have playoffs. Controversy and bowl games and Economics prevent this. All Football playoffs in NCAA and NAIA lose money. UH is better off with the status quo. Go after late night TV market ala The Rocky Horror Show. Let’s see…
    The Rainbow Horror Show coming to you on late night ESPN Da Da Da

  113. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc January 6, 2010 6:33 pm

    Piper’s Son: As I said earlier before the holidays, I would check out the options for setting up a Tsai-ko dedicated fund to benefit a variety of programs for student athletes. I’ll be getting that report on Friday.

    What I had suggested was a Tsai-ko pledge drive – I think I suggested $20 a month – with decisions as to what the money would be used for when the subject came up. For example, what triggered the discussion was the Serving Up 1000 Fund Drive.

    There is already a dedicated fund for that, but there is also a sense from many folks that, while the individual donors would receive the tax credits, the “social donors” should be the Tsai-kos as a group. That’s what’s being researched right now. Organizations such as Na Koa can do that, but given the lack of any kind of organizational structure, would it be possible for Tsai-kos collectively to get the same type of credit over the years.

    Remember, there is a cost to to making donations. The donor still gets the full tax credit but the recipient does not because Koa Anuenue needs to cover its costs.

    They may be willing to give that up for a one-time-only collective drive, but they may not be willing to do so two or three or ten times a year.

    Having a pledge drive over time could raise funds for equipment, summer school tuition, game-day meals, travel expenses, and other stuff, but both Koa Anuenue as well as folks around here want to do it with the minimum administrative costs and hassles.

    There’ll be plenty of time to discuss this once I get Koa Anuenue’s take on this. BTW – it was not Na Koa, the football boosters’ club, which processed the donations for the Wahine Softball Team but `Ahahui Koa Anuenue – the Athletic Department’s office within the University of Hawai`i Foundation.

    FYI – off to work out at the YMCA.

  114. will-i-am January 6, 2010 7:09 pm

    Just want to chime in on the earlier PC vs. MAC posts.

    Once you go MAC you never go back. And if you do go back it will be painful.

    Mac’s are more expensive out of the gate but PC cost you time, money, and lots of “Customer Service”.
    They really shouldn’t call it “Customer Service”. Any suggestions?

  115. al January 6, 2010 7:14 pm

    i hate to be the one to ask but, what’s a fg block?

  116. Dennis Halloran January 6, 2010 7:21 pm

    Field Goal Block
    How about
    Menehune Midnight Madness on ESPN Da Da Da
    or even Prime Sports West

  117. Slugger January 6, 2010 7:26 pm


    Dennis got it. Wish our guys could be that fast to block a FG kick. It was nice to see in the GMAC Bowl.

  118. SteveM January 6, 2010 7:30 pm

    Repeat post from last night. Note only “mildly interesting” possibilities at this point….

    There’s some mildly interesting news about cruise rates in the Hawaii market which brings up the possibility of a few Tsai-kos cruising the islands together is a few months. Maybe. Maybe. Maybe.

    I’ll be sending out a Tsai-ko Cruisers news message in a day or two. If you wish to be added to the list, please email me at: stevem.hnl (at)

    In case you missed my ” look and feel tour” of the Pride of Hawaii cruise ship circling the islands, see:

  119. chawan_cut January 6, 2010 7:35 pm

    did someone mention dessert?

  120. Koa-mahu January 6, 2010 8:45 pm

    c_c – dessert is hea waitin for u 🙂

  121. A-House January 6, 2010 8:51 pm


    know you are already asleep, but thanks for the “pay” explanation – just curious.

    someone told me that Hawaii teachers can elect to take their annual pay over 9 months and work part time during the summer to keep their finances in line.

    looking forward to at least one meal at the Crabpot in 2011!

  122. madeinhawaii January 6, 2010 9:03 pm


    I humbly disagree..

    I’ve been using PC’s since the beginning of the 80’s. Had a couple of Macs … even used to do the Japanese to English translation for Nikkei Mac in Japan…but for the sheer fun of being able to tap in and test drive all the new stuff out there… I’ll stick to PCs. Btw…a friend of mine bought a Mac last month.. had to take it back for an overhaul two weeks later…virus attack.

    If you stick to doing only what you can do/use on a Mac with your PC.. you’d probably avoid a lot of the issues out there, too.

  123. madeinhawaii January 6, 2010 9:23 pm

    did someone already post this?

    Soma Vainuku visiting UH 1/29

  124. LizKauai [iMac] m/ January 6, 2010 10:07 pm

    Linux is good too.

  125. al January 6, 2010 10:13 pm

    i think that’s been out there for awhile.
    the thing is, will he be tempted to commit sooner by another school?

  126. al January 6, 2010 10:15 pm

    vainuku was actually targeted to participate in the goodwill games last month. however, since the cali hs playoffs were still going, the rules prohibited him and others from playing in that event.

    i believe he was gonna sched his official back then also.

  127. al January 6, 2010 10:18 pm

    slugger….usually it is referred to as a blocked field goal, blocked pat, blocked punt versus vice versa.

    i was just tinkering around you see.

  128. al January 6, 2010 10:19 pm

    why even stevem has a collection of pc’s in his computer lab.

  129. Slugger January 6, 2010 10:51 pm


    K, I stand corrected. ‘Blocked FG’ it was. Fast kid.

    On the news tonight, it looked like there were very empty stands at the Wahine’s BB game at Fresno St. I think we might have more fans at our home games.

  130. madeinhawaii January 6, 2010 11:17 pm

    If you look at the list of Hawaii’s top prospects for this year from both Rivals and Scout, it looks like we’ve still got a long way to go to get the best players to stay home and play for the home crowd.

  131. SteveM January 7, 2010 12:17 am

    madeinhawaii — Re: post #122

    This is not the place to spread innuendos and disinformation. You will start an endless and pointless argument.

    This is the first time I’m addressing you in 3 years. It will also be the last.

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  133. wafan January 7, 2010 3:53 am

    Good morning everyone!

  134. wafan January 7, 2010 3:54 am

    Where did everybody go?

  135. wafan January 7, 2010 4:02 am

    Ugly loss for the Wahine last night. Geez, three points short of doubling the score.

  136. Bulla January 7, 2010 4:31 am

    i agree about women’s bb last night, that was a BIG OUCH

  137. bstunna2002 January 7, 2010 4:38 am

    I was watching some clips of David Graves and his brother Dano(which btw would make him fit in perfectly in Hawaii) and I came to this conclusion David needs to get on the field in some capacity wether it be Qb/Wo/Rb the kid has vision and speed, second We need to be recruiting Dano like yesterday and we need to do it before Ault scoops him up, Ican see us running a modified spread sort of like Florida with a Qb like Graves.

  138. Da Punchbowl Kid January 7, 2010 5:19 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Just gotta say- That Bowl Game yesterday between Central Michigan and Troy: that’s College Football!

    No matter how ya slice it BCS still sucks. They are LUCKY that Texas and ‘Bama are unbeaten, or God forbid, they’d have to consider the outsider BSU for the National Championship.

  139. Bulla January 7, 2010 5:21 am


    a pleasant surprise this early, have a good day 🙂

  140. Da Punchbowl Kid January 7, 2010 5:34 am

    Same to you kind sir. 😉

  141. whitey January 7, 2010 5:45 am

    Good morning Tsaikos

  142. whitey January 7, 2010 5:45 am

    good morning bulla, dpk, bst

  143. Bulla January 7, 2010 5:48 am


    the sun has not risen, so you have not teed off……..yet. have a good day on the links or anything else you will be doing.

    travel day for someone from coming home from America….late night arrival…..always nice going from 15 degrees to 80 degrees, haha

  144. whitey January 7, 2010 5:53 am

    bulla, yup, today’s excercise calls for sum body excercise at the links. great to hear that snowflake is coming home. if on maui on fri, join us for dinner

  145. whitey January 7, 2010 5:55 am

    d1, time to wake up and only 2 more work days!!!!

  146. Bulla January 7, 2010 6:05 am


    mahalo for the invite, but we’ll be on oahu. i apologize, i was in maui in december, actually got gas right across from the original dark side location, Tiffanys. haha

    i was blessed to do a funeral service on the other side by Olowalu; had a short boat ride from Mala wharf/pier to Olowalu, scattered his ashes, then back to the pier and drive to Olowalu for a Celebration of Life…..water was like glass that morning, lot’s of flying fish in the water……

    sorry we didn’t call, but it was an in/out day for us, next time…..promise

    and mahalo for the support and prayers…..time for him to come home and thaw out…………like i told him…………i thawt so………

  147. d1島 January 7, 2010 6:18 am

    Great Morning All!

    Howzit whitey!

    Last day of CFB today….

    239 days until Warrior football again!

    Have a terrific day erryboddy. 🙂


  148. whitey January 7, 2010 6:18 am

    bulla, sounds good!!!

  149. Buffoman January 7, 2010 8:15 am

    Reading the paper this morning, it appears that the football program has to be better in 2010. Not getting “buns in seats” hurts the bottom line and no income from a post season bowl made things worse.

    Blame does no good with regard to recruiting etc. Whatever happens, whoever decides to come or not, we need to do a much, much better job in team preparation, schemes and ultimately execution.

    As people say, time to fish or cut bait.

  150. Bulla January 7, 2010 8:47 am


    well said and I don’t even fish, unless you count Ft. Ruger market, haha

  151. Slugger January 7, 2010 9:01 am

    G’day Tsaiko-land!


    Good to hear Ryan will be home tonight. Looking forward to seeing him on the field here in the warm sunshine.

  152. Pomai January 7, 2010 9:04 am

    Well who’s it goin to be the shorthorns or the tide surfers????

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