Dixon: Riley is “my mentor in a lot of ways”

Pittsburgh head coach Jamie Dixon, the 2009 Naismith National Coach of the Year, is back in Hawai‘i, visiting his in-laws (his wife Jackie was raised on O‘ahu) and playing golf with former UH head coach Riley Wallace. Dixon had two stints as an assistant under Wallace.
After a round of golf at Waikele yesterday, Dixon answered a few questions from the Warrior Beat.

On Riley Wallace: “He’s my mentor in a lot of ways. There’s a lot more than Xs and Os. He’s a great coach. His longevity, and what he did at UH, speaks more about the person than the coach. That was something I recognized when I was here, and I still recognize it.”

On UH’s influence: “We have some of the concepts of (the G-game offense). Any time you’ve been around somebody who has been successful, you incorporate (strategies). Maybe not identical, but some pieces of it.”

On Pittsburgh: “Pittsburgh is such a great sports town, and it’s a great city. It has everything. But it’s manageable. No traffic. Low crime. Good schools. And they’re all Steeler fans. I didn’t really have (an NFL) team when I moved there. Being an L.A. guy, you can’t keep a football team. It was easy for me to become a Steeler fan.”

On staying at Pitt: “There was a lot of talk, and different things happened. The last eight years, we’ve been as good as anybody. I didn’t really see a reason to leave. This is my 11th year there.”

On Pittsburgh’s weather: “Summers are perfect, and spring is nice. The winters are a little colder than I’m used to, but I’m in the gym in season. I wouldn’t know what it was like otherwise.”

On his annual visits to Hawai‘i: “We stay with my in-laws when we come here. My wife stays here five, six weeks. I stay a week. We come back every year. Her family is here. She grew up here. I’ve always loved Hawai‘i. What better place to visit your in-laws?”



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Here’s Dave Shoji with a camera-shy Bob Nash:


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Here’s Kid Duffer and Mack:


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Former Kahuku safety Aulola Tonga, who will be a UH freshman in the fall, is referred to as “that big guy” during unsupervised drills.


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Everybody keeps raving about Tank Hopkins, who will enter training camp as a No. 1 cornerback:


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And a very happy birthday to our brilliant copy editor, JuJu.



  1. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 6, 2009 12:15 am


  2. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 6, 2009 12:17 am

    Nice interview, ST!

    Nitey Nite!

  3. Ralph June 6, 2009 12:21 am

    top five, where are the pictures

  4. Tae Bo Jackson June 6, 2009 12:21 am

    Another Pitt-UH matchup would be nice.

  5. Ralph June 6, 2009 12:23 am

    hey now I have pictures…..where’s duffer?

  6. Stephen Tsai June 6, 2009 12:24 am

    Duffer is in the clubhouse restaurant.

  7. Ralph June 6, 2009 12:24 am

    pictures are slowly being loaded, thanks

  8. Ralph June 6, 2009 12:26 am

    who shot a better round, duffer or shoji?

  9. Ralph June 6, 2009 12:31 am

    duffy must be practicing for his State 3 day furlough plan

  10. Stephen Tsai June 6, 2009 12:42 am

    Not sure, but Duffer said “Riley took a dollar from his son.”

  11. Rob25 June 6, 2009 12:44 am

    Some people should allow others to make top ten…hint, hint Ralph!

  12. al ™ June 6, 2009 12:51 am

    where is duffer and son?
    i bet the kid took riley’s wallet.

  13. Rob25 June 6, 2009 1:11 am

    Good nite all…okay al, ST, Ralph and Liz…who I think is dreaming already.

  14. al ™ June 6, 2009 1:14 am

    hey you just woke me up.

    ralph’s reading the ncaa transfer rules.

  15. Ralph June 6, 2009 1:21 am

    Ralph doesn’t like to read junk

  16. whitey June 6, 2009 1:21 am

    good morning tsaikos.

  17. Ralph June 6, 2009 1:22 am

    i’m patient i know garret or jason will come up with an interpretation sooner than later…give garret a night’s rest, he just did a 15+ contract ordeal, he’ll respond after legoland…

  18. whitey June 6, 2009 1:22 am

    morning ralph, al

  19. whitey June 6, 2009 1:23 am

    morning ST

  20. Ralph June 6, 2009 1:24 am

    whitey you’re home early from the darkside, you must miss duffer or don’t have your DD tonight, momma san throw you out….

  21. whitey June 6, 2009 1:27 am

    ralph, not going believe, but just woke up. get game today, so went to bed early, but dang moon woke me up. i thought it was time to wake up.

  22. Ralph June 6, 2009 1:39 am

    the adrenaline flowing in an old timer, worst than caffeine, take 4 beers and you’ll be able to sleep quietly….

  23. whitey June 6, 2009 1:46 am

    good advice, so going enjoy a few and call it a night (morning). dang moon!!!!!

  24. J June 6, 2009 1:46 am

    Morning..arrived in Las Vegas late or early depending…

  25. Committed Road Warrior June 6, 2009 2:07 am

    So much for sleep…..

  26. whitey June 6, 2009 2:21 am

    morning crw and j

  27. J June 6, 2009 2:24 am

    Morning whitey

  28. Committed Road Warrior June 6, 2009 2:41 am

    Good morning whitey.

  29. HiFlyer June 6, 2009 3:23 am

    Morning whitey, ralph, j, crw, al and anyone else still up at this hour.

  30. Garret June 6, 2009 4:40 am


    No Legoland for me today…I’m taking the girls to their sports class this morning and then we are throwing Faith’s birthday party this evening. Tomorrow we’re using our final bring-a-friend coupons to take Faith’s best friend and her family to Legoland. We go a lot more often when we can bring friends for free! chawan_cut used one of these coupons and Ronnie and her sons used them in the past–if any Tsaikos had mentioned being in San Diego over the past month I would have offered to take them for free.

    I’ll also be working whenever I can…for example, this morning I already got a couple of documents done with a big defense contractor. I have 2 deadlines on Tuesday so I’ll just work around the schedule and skimp on sleep. Lori actually asked me if I needed to skip Faith’s birthday party but I’d never do that!

  31. Garret June 6, 2009 4:44 am

    For the transfer rule, Smith’s clock ran the entire time he was in Arizona. I read reports that he went through Spring Practice with their team, but even if he wasn’t part of their football team his clock would still run.

    So, his clock has run for 2 years. He will have to sit out a year if he transfers to another D-IA school. So, best case he’ll have 2 years to play 2. There is no appeal for this–he doesn’t qualify for the medical hardship.

  32. Garret June 6, 2009 4:50 am

    This is from Doris regarding the rumor that Cal didn’t give Scott Smith a release to go to UH.

    Question from Southbay:

    Did Cal really not give Scott Smith a release to go to UH?

    Answer from Doris

    re Scott Smith. He didn’t ask for a release to UH. Nuff said on that subject.

  33. Garret June 6, 2009 4:56 am

    Training camp note for the BC Lions. Stories to watch mentions RGM:

    Can sophomore wide receiver Ryan Grice-Mullen complement Geroy Simon as deep-ball threat?

  34. duffer June 6, 2009 5:11 am

    Good Morning Tsai-kos!

    Good to be back home………. 🙂

    Not sure, but Duffer said “Riley took a dollar from his son.”

    I wasn’t there for the “negotiations” and “transaction” but from what I understand, the wager was the kid gave Coach a stroke a hole AND he had to play from the tips AND Coach got to play from the front tees.

    The kid has a LOT to learn! 🙁

  35. djmitcho June 6, 2009 5:18 am

    Good Morning All! Hope everyone has a good Saturday

  36. mctruck June 6, 2009 5:19 am

    What, ST???, no pics of Dixon??

  37. mctruck June 6, 2009 5:22 am

    Oooops!, there’s Dixon…too many pics, sorry. 🙂

  38. mctruck June 6, 2009 5:23 am

    So, why is coach Nash hiding his face from the camera???

  39. mctruck June 6, 2009 5:26 am

    Dixon; Pitino???..I guess you gotta start in Hawaii and then move on to become a great/better coach?…well, atleast they had a good head start.

  40. wafan June 6, 2009 5:32 am

    Good morning everyone!

  41. wafan June 6, 2009 5:40 am

    It will be another beautiful day in the PNW!

  42. d1島 June 6, 2009 5:41 am

    Great Morning All!


    One word: curtains

    Well, I guess bee-ru can be as effective 😆

  43. d1島 June 6, 2009 5:43 am


    From what I’ve heard, whenever asked about Hawaii, Pitino just snarls and pretends it never happened. 🙄

  44. G (China) June 6, 2009 5:55 am


    I like your idea about hosting two camps one in Nor Cal and the other in So Cal. Makes a lot of sense to me. I’m sure there are many who would like to help see that happen!

  45. jm2375 (21) June 6, 2009 5:57 am

    wafan, it’s june! why is it still in the 60s?!!

  46. jm2375 (21) June 6, 2009 5:59 am

    oh yeah, good morning tsaikos!

  47. wafan June 6, 2009 6:08 am

    jm17 . . .

    Because you are in Washington.


    Summer really does not get here until mid to late July. August gets really warm sometimes getting up to the low 100’s. September is usuall in the 80’s and 90’s.

    We were up in the 90’s the past few weeks, though. More of an anomoly than anything else.

  48. d1島 June 6, 2009 6:34 am

    Hope Cindy(Cenn)’s husband recovers quickly.

  49. Stephen Tsai June 6, 2009 6:36 am

    Pitino “forgets” he was the interim head coach after O’Neil was let go Then again, he was ordered to sever ties with UH, so maybe he’s taking it literally.

  50. βρεω808 June 6, 2009 6:37 am



  51. βρεω808 June 6, 2009 6:46 am

    Sending prayers and best wishes for Greg‘s (Mr. Cenn) full and speedy recovery!

    ✞ –> ☼

  52. d1島 June 6, 2009 6:46 am

    From the “What the ‘heck’ was he thinking” Dept.:


    Two teens arrested in Konawaena jersey theft.

  53. βρεω808 June 6, 2009 6:49 am

    ~~~•~~~~•~ ❀ ❀ ❀ 😀 &..Happy..Birthday..juju!!! 😀 ❀ ❀ ❀ ~•~~~~•~~~

    I wonder if she even remembers the Tsaikos…. 🙄 😀

  54. ai-ee-soos June 6, 2009 6:51 am

    ST: In yesterdays pics, whose the guy holding the blocking pad for the o-

    lineman? He looks like he could play o-line or d-line.

  55. Stephen Tsai June 6, 2009 6:52 am

    Every time we have a contest, she remembers our blog. She’s our official name drawer.

  56. Stephen Tsai June 6, 2009 6:52 am

    Speaking of which, we’re giving away two tickets to the Pussycat Dolls.

  57. d1島 June 6, 2009 6:54 am

    Will a certain Blog Host be invited on-stage with the Dolls to get “Tricky”?

  58. βρεω808 June 6, 2009 6:55 am

    Pussycat Dolls!!! – I would like to see Jason and chawan_cut get those tickets…. I wonder if they’d know WTH was going on…. 🙄 😆 😯

  59. Stephen Tsai June 6, 2009 6:56 am

    When I grow up
    I wanna be famous
    I wanna be a star
    I wanna be in movies

    When I grow up
    I wanna see the world
    Drive nice cars
    I wanna have Groupies

    When I grow up
    Be on TV
    People know me
    Be on magazines

    When I grow up
    Fresh and clean
    Number one chick when I step out on the scene

  60. βρεω808 June 6, 2009 6:56 am

    …maybe spend the whole concert getting refreshments… 🙄 😀

  61. d1島 June 6, 2009 6:57 am

    Is that for the concert or the After-party?

  62. βρεω808 June 6, 2009 6:58 am

    ST – I don’t know about the last line…. but you’ve met most of those other goals…. 😆 😯 🙄

  63. Stephen Tsai June 6, 2009 7:04 am

    I guess they were saying that the Pussycat Dolls sorta mumble on the word “groupies,” and people sometimes think they’re saying “boobies.”

  64. Stephen Tsai June 6, 2009 7:05 am

    Anyway, the very generous Sandee Oshiro (producer of the Warrior Beat Show) said we get to give away two tickets on the show. I’m not exactly sure when the contest takes place, but I imagine it will be either tomorrow or Monday.

  65. Stephen Tsai June 6, 2009 7:07 am

    I think the Princess is trying to get Manti Teo for Tuesday’s show.
    If that fails, should we try Greg Alexander or Jamie Dixon?

  66. βρεω808 June 6, 2009 7:11 am


    #55 Stephen Tsai: June 6th, 2009 at 6:52 am

    Every time we have a contest, she remembers our blog. She‘s our official name drawer.

    Okay…. then let me again say:

    ~~~•~~~~•~ ❀ ❀ ❀ 😀 &..Happy..Birthday..juju!!! 😀 ❀ ❀ ❀ ~•~~~~•~~~

    …and Mahalo to Sandee Oshiro and the ’tiser! 😀

  67. βρεω808 June 6, 2009 7:14 am

    W A R R I O R Football >>>> rules over >>>> pit(ts) roundball… 😈 😯 😈

    I hope that thumping and popping audio problems are fixed! 😈 -> rope or handcuffs will work! 🙄

  68. βρεω808 June 6, 2009 7:16 am

    I suppose the only question I might have for Dixon is When will Pitt come to the 808 to play some hoops? 🙄

  69. Stephen Tsai June 6, 2009 7:17 am

    Sandee monitors the show from her office. She was a little upset over the choppiness of the video.
    Not sure what the problem is.
    Actually, I haven’t figured out how a camera captures an image, either …

  70. Stephen Tsai June 6, 2009 7:18 am

    Pitt playing in Hawai‘i might not that be that far a reach.
    I think the new Diamond Head tournament will start drawing some top names.

  71. Stephen Tsai June 6, 2009 7:19 am

    UNLV is coming this year.
    Riley’s nephew plays for Vegas.

  72. Stephen Tsai June 6, 2009 7:22 am

    Kendall Wallace is a 6-4 point guard.

    Kendall Ketchum Wallace was born Jan. 11, 1988, in Bloomington, Ill. … has not declared a major … the son of Barbara and Jeffery Wallace … has a sister, Rachel (17), and a brother, Mitchell (15) … his mother and father both played basketball at John Brown … his uncle David Barham played football at Alabama, his uncle Andrew Barham played golf at Louisiana Tech and his cousin, Rufus Alexander, played football at Oklahoma and is now with the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings … his Great Uncle Riley Wallace was the men’s basketball head coach at Hawaii for more than 20 years and his grandfather Loren is one of the winningest high school coaches in Illinois history … his father coached high school basketball in Illinois for 17 years before moving to Arizona.

  73. βρεω808 June 6, 2009 7:22 am

    The thumping and popping audio sound were due to restless hands/fingers “thumping” on the table, or “fondling” the microphone! IMHO 😯 😈 🙄

    In the old days, that would have been quickly resolved with a WHACK!!! by a wooden ruler…. or so I hear… 🙄

  74. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 6, 2009 7:27 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Hauoli Lahanau juju and Faith!

    Project Grad is pau with 90% attendance this year 😎

    Saw Lee Cataluna in the crowd of parents and students. She was the morning motivational speaker. She said most of the kids were like “zzzzz” but my son remembered what she talked about so I guess it was subliminally effective 😆

  75. MeiLing June 6, 2009 7:28 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Jaime Dixon for the WB Show would be kewl! That doesn’t look like him in the pic w/ Riley. Pitt playing in the Diamond Head Classic! Yeah!

    Happy berfday, JuJu!

    DrDoc quoted in the article about the HI-5 recycling bins in the HA today.

    I’m missing MLB baseball. 🙁

    K, off to see how many slugs are in the beeru. Esme & whoosh…

    Have a good day, everyone!

  76. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc June 6, 2009 7:33 am

    Off to an Energy Conference in a couple of minutes – too bad it’s not applicable to humans since I seem to run out of “juice” earlier and more often these days than I used to – even though STUFF still happens at the same speed.

    Back to sports: Missed Thursday’s meeting of the Stadium Authority. Between road construction on Nimitz and accidentally getting off the freeway at the Hickam exit instead of the Arizona Memorial exit got me to the Stadium gate about 20 minutes late so I decided to wait to read about plans to work with UH-Manoa to reduce costs & increase revenues in the Honolulu Advertiser.

    Still waiting on that. Stephen – can you find out what’s going on? Mahalo.

    Have been doing some reading up on the upcoming 2009 NFL season. I don’t think I’ve seen any article rating the Redskins higher than 24th in the league. What’s happening?

    DrDoc and I decided to buy season tickets for all four UH
    arena sports this coming season in addition to football & baseball rather than go to Las Vegas. However, if anyone planning to go is also planning to do some gambling, perhaps we can give you a few dollars to bet on our behalf.

    BTW – it’s still not too late to let the Board of Regents know about your support – or lack of same – for the remaining candidate for the UH Presidentcy.

    Outta here. Have a great weekend.

  77. βρεω808 June 6, 2009 7:34 am

    Some possible questions for QB Alexander might include:

    😕 What steps have you taken to accelerate your read progressions and ball release?

    😕 How do you rate the relative importance of holding onto the ball and suffering a possible sack, vs. dumping the ball and getting an incompletion?

    😕 It seems that JC student athletes are at a severe disadvantage entering the program if they don’t have their AA and credentials in order arrive early (to enter school at the beginning of Summer, or even better – Spring semester). Do you have any advice for future JC Warriors?

    😕 As returning starting QB, do you see yourself as a team leader and have you assumed that responsibility? The reports I’ve read seem to indicate that you have. That’s great!

    … back to lurking 🙄

  78. Colomaohana June 6, 2009 7:39 am

    Morning Tsai-ko ohana!

    Speedy recovery for Greg (Mr. Cindy/Cenn)!!!

    C’mon…we’ve got some singing to do soon!!!!

  79. βρεω808 June 6, 2009 7:39 am

    IMHO – Greenwood = huge, H U G E mistake!!! 😈

    This would be far worse than the previous dumbbell disaster…. 🙄

  80. Stephen Tsai June 6, 2009 7:40 am

    And if he isn’t our guest, then I’ll just ask him Brew’s questions and post them.

  81. Stephen Tsai June 6, 2009 7:41 am

    Re: Tapping.
    I was sending Morse code to our blog readers.

  82. βρεω808 June 6, 2009 7:42 am

    Hiya Colomaohana!!! 😆

    …. now that’s one spooky mama….. poor Mr. C….. 🙄
    (Oh- did I say that out loud?)

  83. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 6, 2009 7:43 am

    Doc: I think the Redskins and the Warriors have similar challenges and strengths this year.
    I think both teams will wind up higher than projected by the “experts”.

    I know I have a gut feeling about the QB and Defense situations on both teams.

    I think Greg Alexander should visit the show on Tuesday and show his sparkle!

  84. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 6, 2009 7:45 am

    Oh yeah- Doc- please tell the Regents to keep shopping for our next President.

  85. βρεω808 June 6, 2009 7:46 am

    Faith’s bday = Cenn’s bday = June 02
    (but just a few years difference….)
    😀 🙄 😆

  86. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 6, 2009 7:49 am

    Tank Hopkins…. mighty fine 😎

    Bob Nash… just smile for the camera like Coach Dave… looks like you are the guilty party when you hide your face like that!

  87. Colomaohana June 6, 2009 7:51 am

    Brew808: Yes, I AM scary….and THAT’S putting is mildly….Mr C surely puts up with a lot……But lemme tell ya….



  88. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 6, 2009 7:51 am

    ST- will we have pix of JJ’s tourney too?

    I would LOVE to see him on a Tuesday show too!!!! 😆 😯 :lol

  89. Kekoa June 6, 2009 7:52 am

    Cheap Spy Pens ~
    Re: #76

    Here’s the most important detail you missed completly.

    This blog is not for you to sell your trinkets on!

  90. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 6, 2009 7:52 am

    You go, BIG C!

    :lol = 😆

    need kope…

  91. Colomaohana June 6, 2009 7:52 am

    Hi Ralph (from the previous day)!

    Howzit, Liz!

    Hey, Brew808….smart a$$!!! hehehehehehe….

    Off to crowd the waiting room at the dentist’s office….We’ve all got our cleanings today!

  92. βρεω808 June 6, 2009 7:52 am

    Waimea might be on the western-most part of the US – but for a time yesterday… Liz_Kauai was the center of attention on some radio show! 🙄

    Oh, BTW – those hosts were major jerks! 😈

  93. Kekoa June 6, 2009 7:53 am

    Cindy Cenn ~ Take care of yourselves. We want to see you at our next gathering.

  94. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 6, 2009 7:53 am

    Hiya Kekoa! (no need talk to da robot spam machine…) HEY, HA TECHHIES… please beef up the spam jam. MAHALO!

  95. βρεω808 June 6, 2009 7:58 am

    #91 –


    I don’t know about the first part… but certainly the second part is true! 😆

  96. Kekoa June 6, 2009 8:06 am

    Mama C-Ta! ~ The Magnificent Seven get their pearly whites shined up today?! Ya Hoo…I know they are all just thrilled to death!

    My wife rubbed flouride on our kids gums when they were babies. She followed up with a prescribed flouride program from her doc. By the time the kids reached 21, not one cavity! Not all ‘experts’ subscribe to that plan, but it certainly worked for us.

    7 children, times the number of cavities each could have before age 18 could be a serious blow to the family budget. Good that you have a dental health care plan in place. Plus – they can all help McGruff, “Take A Bite Outta Crime!”

  97. Stephen Tsai June 6, 2009 8:18 am

    Uh, oh, I forgot to tell Kekoa that I delated the spam post at No. 76.

  98. Kekoa June 6, 2009 8:19 am

    Liz ~

    Re: Spam Bots

    Just a little ‘scream’ therapy…like yelling at people in traffic who make a bonehead move, knowing they can’t hear me. It’s when it goes beyond that stage and I activate the kaboom unit!…

  99. βρεω808 June 6, 2009 8:21 am

    The Warrior Beat without spam, is…. like a scoop of white rice. 😆

  100. Da Punchbowl Kid June 6, 2009 8:21 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂

    delated spam… Is that like lite spam or low sodium spam? Spam… MMMMmmMMM.

  101. J June 6, 2009 8:26 am

    So I’m in Vegas, and slightly embarrassing for one Hawai’i person…I don’t eat much around here because I’m usually stuck in meetings. But today we’re looking for food… can email suggestions to pake50 at gmail dot com. Mahalo!

  102. Stretch June 6, 2009 8:27 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    I think it would make more sense for Pitt to come play in the Diamond Head Classic than just a regular game. They get multiple games for their trip over. I am sure that it is already being worked on.

    Less than 3 months until football season starts!!!

  103. βρεω808 June 6, 2009 8:31 am

    …bonehead drivers? –> paintballs 😯

    We get to “mark” vehicles making bonehead/stoopid maneuvers on the road. After a vehicle gets about 6 marks, it get’s towed and the driver loses privileges for 6 months. IMHO 🙄

  104. Kekoa June 6, 2009 8:33 am

    ST ~ I do hope you have Manti Teo on as a guest. The boy wonder has not been under as much scrutiny as one would hope. There are a few incidents that he has been ‘accused’ of that have been very neatly swept aside by various officials. They certainly question his character, or lack thereof.

    It would be interesting to hear what he has to say about his visits to BYU, and SC. Like they say, “the truth shall set you free!”

  105. Stretch June 6, 2009 8:34 am

    ST – why don’t you ask Manti tomorrow night at the HHSAA dinner. You will be there, right??!!??

  106. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 6, 2009 8:35 am

    las vegas- where is las vegas? J is hungry in Las Vegas and needs restaurant recommendations!

  107. d1島 June 6, 2009 8:35 am


    Looking for fuud suggestions in Vegas?

    Wow, where to start?

    I’ve heard the rage now is for “all day pricing” at some of the buffets; pay once and you can eat all day!

  108. roysan16 June 6, 2009 8:44 am

    In this off season I’m hoping the Warrior coaching staff are having a meeting of the minds, where Coach Mack has conceded, “we have to shore up some of the things we didn’t do right from last year”.

    My gut reaction is that little by little they’re coming around.

    We’ve already have seen changes to the coaching of the OL and special teams, but the area that concerns me is how we spot the other team a lot of penalty yards.

    In 14 games the Warriors accumulated just under 1100 penalty yards and averaged near 9 penalties a game.

    And, I’m thinking, if the boys concentrated a little better they can improve in this area. It’s understandable to play hard and tough, but it’s not understandable to be out of control and playing selfishly, like witnessing one of our players flagrantly getting the last shove in. And then the team being flagged for 15 yards.

    We read how the players are instilling themselves with a good work ethic and are training hard. And I hope, likewise, the coaching staff are looking at ways, of improving their game, too. And self examining if their approach to disciplining the players needs to be enhanced or changed.

    Last year as a form of disciplining the players we read that the guilty players were required to do full length bear crawls while under the observation of their cheering team mates. Does this lead to being a deterrent, where the infamous players are almost made out to be like headliners. And where they’re named and their quotes are written up in blogs and the newspaper.

    When I read about this last year (about players doing bear crawls) my silent reaction was that this was stupid. And I agreed with what other posters, here, wrote saying that Coach Mack should instead should be sidelining the players. To his credit he did.

    Others wrote that the players should be suspended, which are all good debates as being deterrents as repeating the same mistake.

    As far as making the offending players doing bear crawls what I would change this year is that I’d make the whole team suffers along with the player. Trust me this is a deterrent. You would have to understand the military theory on this–where the bad actions of a few and everyone pays for it philosophy works. For Coach Mack finding a course of discipline where the offending players feel the peer pressure from the team mates is the answer.

  109. A-House June 6, 2009 8:56 am

    Most Happy Birfday to JuJu!

  110. Jason June 6, 2009 8:57 am

    Happy birthday JuJu!

    My prayers for Greg and Cindy. I hope he gets well soon.

    I’d love to have Pitt come here in the Diamond Head Classic. I really hope that tournament develops into something great.

  111. d1島 June 6, 2009 9:00 am

    Happy Birthday JuJu.

  112. A-House June 6, 2009 9:09 am


    so, it was you making those sounds ( tapping out dits and dahs ).

    Mrs A-House thought it was the baby ducklings running around in our easement drain again.

    BTW, I am a trained ditty booper from Ft Devens.

  113. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 6, 2009 9:16 am

    roysan16- yesterday during the radio show Colt affirmed the importance of “I BELIEVE”… the unity of a team that makes it greater than the sum of its parts.
    imho, the shortest path to “believing” is a voluntary one, an inspired one. Next best is a learned path.

    But without the heart and soul, the body has great limitations.

  114. ai-ee-soos June 6, 2009 9:23 am


    Won’t surprised if Mike Shanahan is hired by Dan Snyder.

    No telling what Snyder will do, or when.

  115. ai-ee-soos June 6, 2009 9:26 am

    Or, Dan Snyder might hire Bill Cowher.

    No telling what Snyder will do, or when.

  116. Da Punchbowl Kid June 6, 2009 9:26 am

    Oh yeah- Happy Birfday to Juju of the JujuJojoJejeJoje clan.

  117. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 6, 2009 9:37 am

    ai-ee-soos: Yup. never know.

  118. Addahknowsports© June 6, 2009 9:41 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos and Tsaikettes!

    Happy Birthday juju!

    Happy Belated Birthday BG!

    I think I also missed a whole bunch of birthdays… Happy Birthday May and June babies!

    Congratulations Graduates!

    Hope you recover quickly Mr. Cindy/Cenn. Bad reactions are not fun.

  119. MeiLing June 6, 2009 9:49 am

    CindyCenn, Prayers for Greg’s recovery.

    Please say a prayer for my hula braddah Mike, a Portagee from the Big Island living in CO, who has just been diagnosed w/ pancreatic cancer which is moving out into other organs. He’s the funniest, sweetest guy.


    Instead of bear crawls, maybe running drills. It would help their stamina & conditioning at the same time.

    What’s happening with special teams? Haven’t heard much about that group. Any improvement?


    BART from SFO to Embarcadero Station. Light rail really works & is inexpensive!

  120. SteveM June 6, 2009 9:55 am

    Good morning everyone!


  121. Stephen Tsai June 6, 2009 10:22 am

    Good one.

  122. βρεω808 June 6, 2009 10:27 am

    Manti should be a guest on the Fighting Irish Beat. 😈

  123. βρεω808 June 6, 2009 10:27 am


  124. madeinhawaii June 6, 2009 10:35 am


    My kid’s graduating from Castle tonight. He probably has one of the worse dental hygiene habits around. But, knock on wood, he still has no cavities. Mabye it’s those ‘sonic’ toothbrushes?

    I have a problem with those sonic brushes in that they seem to be gradually knocking the fillings off of my teeth.

  125. Stephen Tsai June 6, 2009 10:35 am

    Very true. But this is the one week I’m not booking.
    Well, I would, if I were invited to the banquet …

  126. βρεω808 June 6, 2009 10:38 am

    MIH – you’re suppose to only use two AA batteries…. not hook the darn thing up to your car battery! 😆

  127. Stephen Tsai June 6, 2009 10:38 am

    OK, I posted a pic of Duffer’s kid.

  128. βρεω808 June 6, 2009 10:40 am

    #125 – Nah…. my vote is to hear from/about Warriors!!!…. and not non-warriors! 🙄

  129. βρεω808 June 6, 2009 10:41 am

    Which one is Mack? 😯

    I thought Tank always wore his vest? 😀

  130. βρεω808 June 6, 2009 10:43 am

    The wind blows… and the Wie bends… backwards. 🙁

  131. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 6, 2009 10:44 am

    ST- Banquet- is that the one where the Waimea Project Grad morning speaker was the winner?

  132. madeinhawaii June 6, 2009 10:45 am

    From this morning’s Tizer…

    Big Island police have arrested two teens in last week’s theft of football jerseys from Konawaena High School. One of the suspects is a senior and football player at Konawaena, said interim athletic director Chelsea Qualey.

    Oops there goes any hope for scholarship and/or, possibly, entry to a good University.

    Timothy-John Reilly, 18, was arrested Thursday along with a 17-year-old, whose name was withheld because of his age. The juvenile was released to the custody of his guardians, police said.

  133. βρεω808 June 6, 2009 10:46 am

    I think ST knows about the supposed banquet via rumor and gossip only…. 🙄

  134. Kazz (blkberry_storm) June 6, 2009 10:47 am


  135. madeinhawaii June 6, 2009 10:48 am

    Gee Brew,

    What happened? You fall asleep under the perm machine again? Dang it…Good thing this isn’t Japan.. those tightly curled punch perms are reserved for the Yakuza there.

  136. A-House June 6, 2009 10:48 am


    IF, he was your guest, only question I have is “what makes UH so unattractive?”

    And I whole heartedly agree with Brew that UH guests are the best ones to hear from!!

  137. madeinhawaii June 6, 2009 10:50 am

    Why don’t we have a Senior from the Offense and a Senior for the Defense as guests? The most likely Captains.

  138. βρεω808 June 6, 2009 10:52 am

    Spencer Smith was an awesome guest on the WB. He chose to travel across the entire US, to enjoy the Hawaiian sunshine, culture, matriculate, and be a true W A R R I O R !!! 😆

  139. Kazz (blkberry_storm) June 6, 2009 10:52 am


    June 6th, 2009 at 10:40 am

    #125 – Nah…. my vote is to hear from/about Warriors!!!…. and not non-warriors!

    (Throws one meeeaaaannnnn shaka to brew808)

    Dey u go.

  140. madeinhawaii June 6, 2009 10:52 am


    Har! Rechargable units, here. None of those battery get wet and die types here. I found out the first time I used one of those how costly those batteries were. But the car battery theory does explain your new doo. Nice.

  141. Kazz (blkberry_storm) June 6, 2009 10:54 am


    Dey u go.

  142. madeinhawaii June 6, 2009 11:06 am


    Actually the sonicare just does too good a job, so I bought a OralB pulsonic for $59 at Walmart last month and replacement brushes for $20 or so. Three days later, I checked ebay and bought another pulsonic for my son at $29 (shipping included) and 2x the replacement brushes (6 in all) for $12.00.

    At least an average of the prices makes it a good deal. And if none of us get cavities, big savings, eh? Might be able to get me more Warrior stuff.

  143. Kekoa June 6, 2009 11:41 am

    A-house ~ IMC Code. Best I could do with regular table top key was 15 gpm send, 15 rec. Could kick it up to 20 gpm with a ‘butterfly’ key. For accuracy, a ‘leg key’ worked best for me Right now it would take me 20 minutes to send just what I typed! Where have all the brain cells gone…

  144. las vegas June 6, 2009 11:49 am

    hmm, the more things change, the more they stay da same

  145. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 6, 2009 11:51 am

    Hiya, lv!

  146. las vegas June 6, 2009 11:52 am

    Aloha Liz, Congrats on your year of civic duties

  147. roysan16 June 6, 2009 12:02 pm


    I have to agree. Colt was a coaches dream because he got along with every one on the team.He backed up his leadership with his play. And by doing so he broke up the factions on the team. His presence had a lot to do with the filtering out of the bad attitudes and the factions. And, thus, players adhered to what you wrote, “the unity of a team that makes it greater than the sum of its parts.” This is true, and attributed with a person like Colt on the team. His female counterpart would be Wahine volleyballer Heather Bown. For she was similar to Colt-no ego, and one to extend praise to her team mates, too. Players looked up to these type of team mates–and as you can see it made the teams better in those years they played.

  148. las vegas June 6, 2009 12:04 pm

    Fathers then & now

    1.In 1900, a father waited for the doctor to tell him when the baby arrived.

    Today, a father must wear a smock, know how to breathe, and make sure film is in the video camera

    2In 1900, fathers passed on clothing to their sons.

    Today, kids wouldn’t touch Dad’s clothes if they were sliding naked down an icicle.

    In 1900, a father gave a pencil box for Christmas, and the kid was all smiles.

    Today, a father spends $800 at Toys ‘R’ Us, and the kid screams: “I wanted Sega!”
    In 1900, fathers were never truly appreciated.

    In 2009, fathers are never truly appreciated.


  149. las vegas June 6, 2009 12:06 pm

    An independent woman started her own business. She was shrewd and diligent, so business kept coming in. Pretty soon she realized she needed an in-house counsel, and so she began interviewing young lawyers.

    “As I’m sure you can understand,” she started off with one of the first applicants, “in a business like this, our personal integrity must be beyond question.” She leaned forward. “Mr. Peterson, are you an ‘honest’ lawyer?”

    “Honest?” replied the job prospect. “Let me tell you something about honest. Why, I’m so honest that my dad lent me fifteen thousand dollars for my education and I paid back every penny the minute I tried my very first case.”

    “Impressive. And what sort of case was that?”

    He squirmed in his seat and admitted, “My dad sued me for the money.”


  150. J June 6, 2009 12:19 pm

    Hey Las Vegas,

    Food recommendations for your namesake city?


  151. Kekoa June 6, 2009 12:31 pm

    LV ~ I’m Looking forward to the Tsaiko invasion come September. After the game on Saturday, I’m planning on having a BBQ at my place for the folks who are not flying out Sunday. Please consider coming over with your best roomie (leaves u room for choice).

    So far the usual suspects will be there. The (Jesse) James gang starring Koakane and wafan. Rob25 & Frank. bhf2, A-sports & A-joe, and maybe Liz, if she’s still in town. LoCal people like Ronnie, Garret, Uku@LA and prolly others as we spread the word. We can talk about it when we see you at your party central.

  152. A-House June 6, 2009 12:36 pm

    hmmmmmmmm, Kekoa, the A-House gang (4) plus uhfan808 may be interested, but we need an address ( can catch you later on this )

  153. A-House June 6, 2009 12:39 pm


    did 18wpm sending and receiving, but they changed my MOS when I achieved that and had me starring at a screen that did all kinds of gyrations – I swear, it made me crosseyed and dizzy.

    Then on graduation day, they tell us no go near USSR cause we got a ranson on us – sheesh, why they no tell us early so we can bug out!!

  154. layson June 6, 2009 12:54 pm

    michelle wie t62 after shooting 5 over 77 and is 1 under total
    kristy mcpherson leading currently at 13 under total
    wie’s 4 birdies not enough today, playing for fun tomorrow.

  155. al June 6, 2009 1:05 pm


  156. Kekoa June 6, 2009 1:16 pm

    A-House ~ No problem, you & family are in. Give you directions when we get there.

    In ‘Nam we used the high speed ‘burst’ unit to send & receive IMC. Same 5 letter code groups, 11 line msg format, but sent out in very quick micro burst of speed over HF radio. This entire blog page could be sent in a flash of dits and dahs. Rec end broke it down on there end and got good copy. Ranger/SF/and LRRP teams used ’em most. I used a template to send pre-recorded msgs like “HELP!…SEND THE ENTIRE USAF & PUFF…NOW!”

  157. wafan June 6, 2009 1:21 pm

    Kekoa . . .

    Izzy and I leave Las Vegas on Sunday morning. Need to get ready for school the next day. Bad enough I am missing one day on the first full week of school. Shucks. It would have been a lot fun!

    Maybe next time.

  158. SteveM June 6, 2009 1:22 pm

    Kekoa’s pool BBQ location and invite is the last known event listed on this page…


  159. Mililani June 6, 2009 1:30 pm

    Last year, the Warriors were pitiful in committing penalties. In the Fresno State game, UH committed 12 penalties to Fresno State’s zero. It was the most unbelievable statistic of the year. Penalties are the result of lack to concentration, frustration, problems w/ technique, and retaliation. It is mostly mental as opposed to physical. It is a selfish act that hurts the team most of the time. In some instances, there are such things as a good penalty. It all comes down to being smart, level headed, and keeping their composure. In other words, these college kids are supposed to learn and you would think smart enough to know what is good for the team. I hope the coaches do a good job and the players execute a lot better this year. After all, there are a lot of lessons we can learn from last year. The ones that bug me the most are personal fouls, holding, and false starts.

  160. A-House June 6, 2009 1:44 pm


    your last “pre-recorded’ msg says it all – LMAO!!!

    but, in time of need, that was hell of a support effort by the USAF.

  161. las vegas June 6, 2009 2:00 pm

    Are you there?
    where u staying?
    what u like eat?

  162. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 6, 2009 2:06 pm

    Kekoa- shucks, I’m leaving Las Vegas (wow, sounds like a good name for a movie!) at 6:30AM on Sunday. Hate to miss the bbq…

  163. wafan June 6, 2009 2:08 pm

    Now that the North Koreans may soon be able to fire a missle that reaches Alaska I wonder if Governor Palin can now see Russia and North Korea from her front porch?

  164. las vegas June 6, 2009 2:10 pm

    Myself and my wife/girlfriend will be honered to join you folks
    Who knows how the wind will blow in the LV household in three months
    In fact, a very cool wind even now blows from Mrs. LV’s direction since
    about 2p.m. today.

  165. warriorfanny2 June 6, 2009 2:12 pm

    arkansas, lsu and cs fullerton clich omaha berths.

  166. SteveM June 6, 2009 2:12 pm

    I noticed NON-STOP TRAVEL’s ad in the Sports section of today’s Advertiser. Escorted 9-night package for UH-WSU, Rams-Seahawks, and UH-UNLV. Air/room/game tickets/transfers included.

    I think the Tsai-kos probably fared better by committing early and making their plans.

  167. las vegas June 6, 2009 2:13 pm

    Careful Wafan,
    You’re just one dust cloud away from death by kim chee rays
    Besides, Palin is sorta, kinda hot,….if you squint….a little

  168. J June 6, 2009 2:18 pm


    Staying at Staybridge. Sunday brunch ideas?

    We’re at Hofbrauhaus right now.

    Pake50 at gmail dot com


  169. SteveM June 6, 2009 2:22 pm

    las vegas — 2:00 PM today? Did you go shopping again recently…?

  170. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 6, 2009 2:25 pm

    las vegas – you in the doghouse again????

  171. wafan June 6, 2009 2:28 pm

    LV . . .

    I figure there are so many military bases around here either we will be very safe or very crispy. HA!

  172. Kazz June 6, 2009 2:36 pm

    Tonga and Hopkins need to change their cleats. 😎

  173. Kazz June 6, 2009 2:40 pm


    You are right. The officiating in that road Fresno game last season was obscene. 😎

    Not withstanding that, the Warriors commited a ton of bad penalties in the 2008 season.

    After watching the Warriors through the spring, as an observer I can guarantee:

    A significant drop in sacks and penalties committed by the offensive line.

    12 penalties to zero is crazy, but if you want to use the Fresno game as an example, you do have to look at the officiating too. It’s not an excuse, but fact.

    Coach Mack knows there is a stigma on Hawaii football amongst the Zebra community, he’s going to have to fight this as long as he is at Manoa.

    While I fully believe our discipline will be improved this season, we’ll have to continue to walk on egg shells no matter what.

  174. las vegas June 6, 2009 2:51 pm

    Sadly, I have returned to the doghouse.
    At least last time I had a car to show for it, this time only bruising on my okole’

  175. las vegas June 6, 2009 2:54 pm

    Wafan, I vote crispy because of that “secret” missle silo three blocks from your house

  176. βρεω808 June 6, 2009 2:57 pm

    …if not crispy, then certainly glowing…. 😯

  177. βρεω808 June 6, 2009 3:01 pm

    las vegas-san – You might as well fix up that doghouse and make it … homey! Ha! 😆

  178. las vegas June 6, 2009 3:09 pm

    Thanx Brew
    even our real dogs don’t like it in here

  179. letsgowarriors June 6, 2009 3:14 pm

    d*mn! tonga is huuge. OLB!!!!

  180. SteveM June 6, 2009 3:25 pm

    As a student of “las vegas blog comments 101”, I would focus on the bruises and not the dog house. 🙂 OK, I’m going to ask: were those bruises from a lap dancer or somethin’? 🙄

  181. las vegas June 6, 2009 3:31 pm

    I am highly offended by that snarly “lap dancer” comment.
    Eveyone knows that my lap disapears when i sit and the opu comes out.

  182. Da Punchbowl Kid June 6, 2009 3:41 pm

    Sorry to see that you’re in hot water again, las vegas -san. At least your man enough to admit when you’ve been naughty.

    I have that same lap/opu problem.

  183. Kazz June 6, 2009 3:42 pm


    Detroit taking it to Pittsburgh 5-0 late in the 2nd period!!!

    I love the NHL! :mrgreen:

  184. Da Punchbowl Kid June 6, 2009 3:43 pm

    Isn’t there somebody else who could be the guest on the WB? Nothin’ against MT, but really, Tsai?! REALLY?!

  185. Stephen Tsai June 6, 2009 3:45 pm

    How come our sensor tells me that there are people with different online names sharing the same ips address?

  186. Stephen Tsai June 6, 2009 3:46 pm

    Yell all you want, but I’m not in charge of Tuesday’s guest because, well, I’m still habuts.

  187. Stephen Tsai June 6, 2009 3:47 pm

    I know about the banquet because “Ferd” yelled across the room: “Hey, Stephen, how come we’re not invited to our own banquet?”

  188. jm2375 (21) June 6, 2009 3:52 pm


    feet tired. waiting for our table at Ivars. had doughnuts at pikes place, saw the aquarium & science center and took the harbor cruise tour (we bought the city pass).

    its cold, low 60s.

  189. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 6, 2009 3:54 pm

    ST- the same IP people could be the Addahknows and the A-Houses, Mr and Mrs. C, etc, Oh… you mean koamahu kind? Or trollers?

    phhhttt to the banquet. Izzat da one wid the cake theme?

  190. βρεω808 June 6, 2009 3:55 pm

    WOT!!! Ferd is not invited!!?!! Now that is an absolute T R A V E S T Y !!! 😯 😈 😯

  191. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 6, 2009 3:55 pm

    Hi jm***(**) ! it’s very very hot here but the trades are blowing!

  192. NYUH June 6, 2009 4:02 pm

    Second that idea about having Greg Alexander on Hawaii Beat. And someone should send him roysan16’s excellent post on leadership at #147.

  193. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 6, 2009 4:10 pm

    Wow- brand x reports Takamiyama is retiring.

  194. βρεω808 June 6, 2009 4:12 pm

    #193 is smu material…. 🙄

  195. OldDiver June 6, 2009 4:16 pm

    Regarding #159

    Mililani’s post that “Last year, the Warriors were pitiful in committing penalties. In the Fresno State game, UH committed 12 penalties to Fresno State’s zero. It was the most unbelievable statistic of the year. Penalties are the result of lack to concentration, frustration, problems w/ technique, and retaliation. It is mostly mental as opposed to physical.”

    It was clear to me that Fresno had superior concentration, a lack of frustration, great technique with no regard to retaliate and were really mental as opposed to physical. Umm, did that come out right?

  196. OldDiver June 6, 2009 4:25 pm


    I see you are taking on corrupt3d on extreme skins. Go get’um girl.

  197. letsgowarriors June 6, 2009 4:28 pm

    has the cult of colt hit 1,000 pages yet?

  198. madeinhawaii June 6, 2009 4:43 pm

    Family and friends sharing the same connection would have the same IP.

    I wonder how many UH dorm students have the same IP?

  199. Ralph June 6, 2009 4:57 pm

    chat guest: how about Dana Takahara with the audio on, or was it on last time. I saw a still picture of all three of you and static…

  200. Ralph June 6, 2009 5:08 pm

    Reminder: K5 at 6 p.m. rebroadcast of UH vs LaTech in fb tonight

  201. Ralph June 6, 2009 5:09 pm

    MLB any bows drafted today?

  202. Ralph June 6, 2009 5:10 pm

    wheeler from Sac st got drafted…

  203. chawan_cut June 6, 2009 5:11 pm

    just ate some really good sushi at a place called Cherry Blossom. Its run by a Korean sushi chef. he knows his stuff. will definitely go back. they even have a sushi happy hour where stuff is half off. yes!

  204. letsgowarriors June 6, 2009 5:33 pm


    nick diaz is a effin BEAST! and after he beats u he tells it straight up your training partners are weak.

  205. MeiLing June 6, 2009 5:48 pm


    You guys take any jackets? Get some knit caps to keep your head warm; you lose 50% of your body heat out the top of your head.

    Lotsa wind at my place…but hot in the sun. Enjoy the cool weather while you can.

  206. jm2375 (21) June 6, 2009 5:53 pm

    *burp* Ivars was really good but a bit pricey. Had clam chowder, crab dip and halibut & chips. hubby had seafood chowder & seafood platter. Good thing we walked back to the hotel. may go to the Space Needle later tonight. Cruise starts tomorrow.

  207. A-House June 6, 2009 6:19 pm


    did you post that our first tg will be on 9/4/09?

    what time does the game start?

  208. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 6, 2009 6:29 pm

    letsgowarriors- Cult of Colt is 452 pages. 6,769 posts, 227,834 views

  209. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 6, 2009 6:33 pm

    OldDiver- we actually had some friendly private messages. He offered to help me get some stuff from NFL.com store when they would not ship to Hawaii. The kid was in pain and on meds the last time I yakked with him and he said he was not going to order anything soon.

    He just has it out for Colt under the guise of being supportive of Campbell.

  210. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 6, 2009 6:35 pm

    brew- sometimes ST refers to brand x. and I did not put a link away from the blog…

  211. Kekoa June 6, 2009 6:46 pm

    jm#### ~ Enjoy your cruise. Like Bulla says…Make Memories!

  212. duffer (iPhone) June 6, 2009 7:06 pm

    Hey Ralph,

    Coach Shoji is a very solid golfer, good swing and good short game. And he’s a very nice guy!

    On the third hole I asked how CW was going to do as the Women’s VB coach. 🙂

    Very embarassing!

  213. duffer (iPhone) June 6, 2009 7:35 pm

    The kid beat us all with a 71. Hard to past the torch.

  214. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 6, 2009 7:55 pm

    Duffer- #212 😯 😳

  215. Jason June 6, 2009 8:00 pm

    Ralph: Draft doesn’t start until Tuesday.

  216. wafan June 6, 2009 8:02 pm

    Wow. The replay must be good.

  217. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 6, 2009 8:16 pm

    I’m recording it and waiting for my son to stop watching Family Guy…. I may have to start it up on my Mac tho.
    That was the game that Kekoa and I got to watch from the sidelines thanks to Stretch and ST.

  218. Stephen Tsai June 6, 2009 8:19 pm

    UH, Liz, ST only refers to Brand X cuz he’s the bigger man.
    I’ve seen their posts. They never refer to us, at least not in a flattering way.

  219. Kirra June 6, 2009 8:20 pm

    Read only The Advertiser.

  220. Stephen Tsai June 6, 2009 8:23 pm

    Hey, our bloggers are out (in?) playing darts.
    Apparently they’ve landed the VIP room. At least that’s what I could make out from Koakane’s mumbled message.

  221. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 6, 2009 8:29 pm

    ST- I don’t read BrandX posts- just breaking news online…

    Kirra- HA online has more Kauai news faster than any other source. It is my default homepage.

    Darts, heh?
    Well, my other son is going to the drags so now I can watch the LaTech replay.

  222. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 6, 2009 8:30 pm

    waitaminnit- did St just refer to himself in the third person???? 😯

  223. duffer June 6, 2009 8:57 pm


    Mahalo for posting that picture. Coach Mack made a great impression on the kid, school (grade) wise last year when they met. And he remembered the kid this year. Not to mention all his uncles and aunties of the blog!

  224. wafan June 6, 2009 9:05 pm

    Dang Liz. I had to read #221 twice. I thought you said your son went out in drag. I know you have an open mind and all . . .

    I have to clean my glasses or get my eyes checked or go to bed.

  225. Jason June 6, 2009 9:52 pm

    Esme posted on Twitter the the Moms are raising money for Relay for Life. You guys all know how I feel about that, having fundraised over $4,000 the last two years primarily through Tsai-ko contributions. Check out what the Moms have going on:


  226. Jason June 6, 2009 9:52 pm

    That should read, “Esme posted on Twitter that the Moms …”

  227. Garret June 6, 2009 9:53 pm

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

    Interesting that older people apparently have a partial immunity to the swine flu, which is why 2/3 of the infected people are between the ages of 5 and 24.

  228. Garret June 6, 2009 9:54 pm

    Cigarettes today are apparently more dangerous than they were in the past–up to half of the lung cancers in the US can be attributed to the switch to lower-tar cigarettes…people get adenocarcinoma because they have to inhale more deeply to get their nicotine.

  229. Garret June 6, 2009 9:54 pm

    Pittsburgh-area school board upheld the expulsion of a middle school student for having an eyebrow shaver in her handbag. She remained expelled for the rest of this year as well as the first 45 days of next school year.

  230. Garret June 6, 2009 9:55 pm

    Man threatening to jump off a bridge in China caused a huge 5-hour traffic jam…until a passer-by pushed him off the bridge!

  231. Garret June 6, 2009 9:55 pm

    The Guinness Book of World Records named federal prisoner Jonathan Lee Riches the most litigious man and he’s suing them over that.

  232. Garret June 6, 2009 9:55 pm

    Free play links pau.

  233. Garret June 6, 2009 10:02 pm

    Congratulations to Shawn Withy-Allen for leading his team to a win over the team that was in first place…now his team is in first!

    Fayetteville Guard receiver Jay Jackson wasn’t awed by his team’s rise to first place in the American Indoor Football Association’s South Division with a 59-27 win over the Florence Phantoms at the Crown Coliseum on Saturday night.

    Fayetteville lost 50-49 at Florence, the defending AIFA champions, on April 4. Guard starting quarterback Shawn Withy-Allen did not make that trip because his wife was giving birth to the couple’s first child, son Azariah.

    Withy-Allen was there Saturday and it made a big difference, as he completed 17 of 23 passes for 186 yards and six touchdowns with no interceptions.

  234. Garret June 6, 2009 10:05 pm

    Congratulations to Shawn and his wife on the birth of their son!

  235. Garret June 6, 2009 10:13 pm

    Best wishes for a quick and full recovery to Mr. Cindy Cenn

  236. Garret June 6, 2009 10:14 pm

    Back to work…

  237. al June 6, 2009 11:08 pm

    why who pray tell would do such a dastardly deed indeed?

    Stephen Tsai:

    June 6th, 2009 at 3:45 pm
    How come our sensor tells me that there are people with different online names sharing the same ips address?

  238. d1島 June 7, 2009 12:27 am

    A group of Tsaikos did indeed rellocate activities away from the usual playhouse and have the VIP Room to themselves.

    Alas, I was a late arrival and missed some of them by mere minutes ( I suppose) due to prior commitments.

    When last seen Rob25 and Koakane were locked in a dart match to determine gender superiority.

  239. Kekoa June 7, 2009 1:10 am

    Home safe and sound after meeting up with a room full of *VIP* Tsaiko’s. We were served like we were Royalty for about 4 hrs. Then they discovered Koakane’s true identity, and summarily asked us to vacate the room. I was wondering how long it would take them to figure out that he was not Don Ho’s brother Ron.

    We were thrown into the main lounge where one can easily understand why this generation has no chance of surviving on a peaceful planet. If I were standing next to a 747 taking off or a dragster doing a burn out, I could still hear a pin drop…but not in this room.

    After awhile it was just too noisy for words. Time to surrender. Rob25 was still locked in mortal dart combat with Koakane, when Ralph and I decided to save our hearing and leave.

    A-Joe had just arrived to take over my shift. James was busy saying, Helloooo, how youuuu? to these 2 cutie pie waitresses.

  240. SteveM June 7, 2009 1:27 am

    jm2375 — in case I wake up too late this morning– BON VOYAGE!!!

    …and don’t mind the kidding about eating just before boarding a cruise ship– just get aboard, check out your cabin, then immediately proceed to Deck 12 for the buffet and view of Seattle.

    Have a great voyage! Blog if you can.

  241. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 7, 2009 2:25 am

    Haha, I guess what happens in the VIP dart room does not stay in the VIP dart room then!

    Speaking of Relay for Life, there is a very moving story about Nancy Cooley (mom of Tanner and Redskins TE Chris ) and breast cancer:

  242. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 7, 2009 2:38 am

    Nitey Nite!

  243. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 7, 2009 2:55 am

    oops- one more thing.
    Ferd writes about the real Jesse James: http://tinyurl.com/m8oqhr

  244. Kekoa (iPhone) June 7, 2009 3:04 am

    Liz ~ nobody would believe us anyway. Gotta get some rest. The replay of the UH vs Latech game is on again at 2 PM. Our personal sideline fave!

  245. Tamarka June 7, 2009 3:50 am

    Enter the Warrior Beat’s Pussycat Dolls contest

  246. wafan June 7, 2009 5:34 am

    A fine Sunday morning everyone!

  247. wafan June 7, 2009 5:42 am

    Hey, they just showed jm17’s ship at the dock on the news. Nothing wrong with it. Just a shot of the harbor.

    I waved. But she did not wave back. Is she too busy shivering? It is only 55-degrees — I already have my windows and doors wide open.

    Hopefully next year I can plan one to Alaska.

    Have a great cruise, jm!

  248. jm2375 (21) June 7, 2009 6:09 am

    wafan – that was the guys coming in… i ain’t on there yet. headed for the zoo now.

  249. d1島 June 7, 2009 6:22 am

    Great Morning All!

    Concur with Kekoa’s assessment of the main lounge area. 🙄
    (…and don’t ask that generation for change. Quite expensive!)

  250. d1島 June 7, 2009 6:24 am

    Read some sad news this morning.

    Condolences to the Donohue Ohana on the passing of a son, father and friend, Steven.

  251. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 7, 2009 7:25 am

    New Post is up.

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