Double time

Today is the first time the Warriors will conduct both morning and afternoon practices. But in keeping with the theme of this training camp — learn but don’t burn — technique more than contact will be emphasized. Expect the afternoon session to focus mostly on special teams. 

The Warriors managed to run sensible one-on-one drills between the linemen. The rule — which is practical for game purposes — is that nobody hits the ground. 

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Speaking of doubles, here are two Marcus Malepeai — the UH defensive lineman and the former UH offensive lineman (now Kailua High assistant coach):


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Hey, I’m a Fred Biletnikoff Award voter. Last week, UH slotback Greg Salas admitted Biletnikoff was before his time, and that he had not seen highlights of the former Oakland Raider standout. But Salas said Biletnikoff must have been great because he has an award.

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College football might run the most diverse offenses and defenses, but when it comes to rules, the pros set the tone. As a safety measure, the NFL was the first to eliminate the wedge on kick returns. Colleges now need to follow the NFL’s lead in eliminating tripping the ball-carrier. The technique is dangerous for both the ball-carrier and the defender. Remember that play where UH wideout Rodney Bradley suffered a two leg fractures when he was tripped by an Idaho defender? That play is legal in NCAA football.


  1. RedZone August 11, 2010 7:57 am


  2. d1島 August 11, 2010 7:58 am


    Have a great day!

  3. kama krab August 11, 2010 7:58 am


  4. roysan16 August 11, 2010 7:59 am


  5. kama krab August 11, 2010 8:01 am


    I would have to agree with you with regards to tripping. Tripping has no place in football. You tackle with your arms with lower body explosion not with your legs.

  6. wafan August 11, 2010 8:02 am

    Good Hump Day!

  7. WarriorMojo August 11, 2010 8:02 am

    Top Ten, Baby!

    Go COLT!!!!

  8. Stephen Tsai August 11, 2010 8:03 am

    Morning folks.

    Anyone heading out to Manoa today?

  9. Da Punchbowl Kid August 11, 2010 8:03 am

    What Warrior Mojo said! That!

  10. Stephen Tsai August 11, 2010 8:05 am

    The first event I ever covered for The Advertiser was a canoe race in Waikiki. Couldn’t find parking, so I showed up late. I was bummed. Then eight hours later, with blisters forming on my shoulders, I was bummed for a different reason.

    When it comes to training camp. I try to (purposely) skip the first half hour. Unlike the regular season, when I’m inadvertently late, oh, 50 times or so.

  11. Stephen Tsai August 11, 2010 8:09 am

    Re: Tripping.

    When you’re a little kid playing backyard football, and the big kid — and there’s always one really big kid — comes your way, well, by any means necessary. Not so in college football.

  12. Stephen Tsai August 11, 2010 8:13 am

    Re: Colt

    This is one of the few times I’ve been anxious for a preseason game. It will be kind of fun to see what he can do.

    Whatever your opinion of him as a player, he’s still the same cool guy, at least to the media. He called the other day, and he’s still the same Colt.

    That’s the good thing about Hawaii guys. They’re rooted. Samson Satele, Vince Manuwai, Pisa Tinoisamoa, Brashton Satele, Aaron Kia, Ray Hisatake, Davone Bess … the list goes on. It’s nice when guys reach the big time but don’t act big time.

  13. chopsueyboy August 11, 2010 8:15 am

    Good Morning Tsai-kos!

    Top Twenty!

    Any Tsai-kos going to the man camp?

  14. chopsueyboy August 11, 2010 8:17 am

    Aloha Stadium to get new turf in time for 2011 football season

  15. Slugger August 11, 2010 8:17 am


    I’m going to be at practice! See ya there.

  16. Stephen Tsai August 11, 2010 8:19 am

    We’re actually starting to see the long-term impact of FieldTurf now.

    On the one hand, it’s easy to maintain and it apparently reduces injuries.

    On the other hand, it requires a lower crown — if there’s a crown at all — which means it takes extra effort to clean.

  17. ai-eee-soos August 11, 2010 8:24 am


    It’s great to know that the guys remain “grounded”‘

  18. Stretch August 11, 2010 8:24 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    ST re Field Turf – at least they are not going over to practice at St Louis when it rains

  19. Stephen Tsai August 11, 2010 8:25 am

    By the way, I appreciate all of the well wishes for my daughter’s travels. She arrived safely, and is getting settled. Thanks again.

  20. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc August 11, 2010 8:40 am


    August 11th, 2010 at 7:44 am

    I say stop wasting money on the turf and build a new stadium.

    The cost to the Hawai`i taxpayers after the NFL kicks in its share will be around one million dollars.

    The cost to build a new stadium -a basic facility without any fancy accoutrements – will be around $250 million. A fancy-schmancy facility would cost upwards of $400 million. Since nearly $60 million in upgrades are already committed and another $25 to 30 million will start down the pipeline in the next fiscal year, the true cost of a new basic stadium would be closer to $350 million. Fancy-schmancy upwards of $500 million.

    And the basic one wouldn’t even be open for the first play until 2016 at the earliest – and more likely in 2018. The turf is at the end of its lifespan so it has to be replaced no matter what.

  21. SteveM August 11, 2010 8:51 am

    Good morning everyone!

    RE: #12

    ST — Just last night I was telling someone that I am “on pins and needles” waiting for his game tomorrow. Yeah, “anxious”. I also opined that we fan and supporters are probably more nervous than he… if he’s nervous.

  22. tommui August 11, 2010 8:53 am

    Joining SteveM re:21 – I’m nervous too!

    Good morning nervous Hawaii!

    AL: the media guide awaits you!

  23. (Jesse) James August 11, 2010 8:53 am

    Top twenty five…woo hoo…

    Good morning Tsaikos…

  24. roysan16 August 11, 2010 8:59 am

    To Greg Salas,

    I saw that you were again selected for the Biletnikoff watch list honoring the top WR in college football. This year the list included 51 players, with three from the WAC. Last year you were also nominated for the watch list. Congratulation. Hope you have a prolific year and the team does well. I am surprised, though, nobody in this town or the media to my knowledged has acknowledged you being honored. What’s was funny is that I saw that the Boise site did (or mentioned that you were included on the list, and that was 24 hours ago). Oh well, good luck.

  25. Na Koa Mike August 11, 2010 9:07 am

    Have you voted for your fave UH football moment yet? Vote online at and watch for the results during the Na Koa Bowl next Tuesday, Aug. 17, on KFVE and OC16 from 6:30-9pm. The show will also be streamed at

  26. (Jesse) James August 11, 2010 9:08 am

    DOC…#20…Only thing is, when we did research on several 50,000 seat facilities in other states at other universities which also were used as multi-purpose facilities (i.e. concerts, state dinners, community functions, even private parties) the design-build costs for those facilities were much, much lower. Projects came in under budget, and were completed within 2 years. Some of these stadiums rival some NFL facilities and from the videos and pics we saw of the facilities, they were georgeous. Now, many of these facilities were built using public-private contracts and agreements which made a difference but still, it isn’t out of the possibilities. We need to look at upgrading Aloha Stadium tremendously and when you really look at what needs to be done to Aloha Stadium to make it like some of these other facilities (i.e. luxury boxes, meeting rooms, convention type spaces for large parties, concert/event venue facilities, restroom upgrades, electronics upgrades, press box upgrades, handicapped/disability upgrades, etc.) as well as the necessity to ensure that the aging steel facility is structurally sound (which tests indicate it still currently is)..the costs will run into the hundreds of millions of dollars anyway. So the question becomes, do we spend 300 – 500 million to upgrade the current Aloha Stadium…or work towards spending that money on something more modern and brand new that will last (with preventative maintenance and care) for decades???

    Granted, in Hawaii, things will be different and costs are generally higher. There are generally large cost overruns and delays. That is why these things need to be addressed at its core. Why do these overruns occur and why are costs so much higher here than on the mainland? Is it labor costs? material costs?

    Just starting a conversation here….. 🙂

  27. Tanks Ah! August 11, 2010 9:15 am

    I’ll be there tonight entertaining the team. Should be a fun team bonding experience. I’m bummed I’ll miss practice though.

  28. duffer aka Ace (iPhone) August 11, 2010 9:17 am


    There’s a deputy director position open at the airport. Go apply.

  29. CoolEthan August 11, 2010 9:22 am

    Jesse >> # 26 answer >>> Unions labor.

  30. CoolEthan August 11, 2010 9:24 am

    Will Mufi try to propose a new stadium if elected Gov.?

    Hope so.

    Will Duke try to propose a new stadium if elected Gov?

    Hope so.

  31. Kazz August 11, 2010 9:24 am

    The Idaho player that tripped Bradley was just doing what he felt he needed to do to win I guess… 🙄

    Tripping, while “legal” in NCAA football is a cowardly act, in ANY sport for that matter.

    Rodney Bradley was tripped and got his leg broken, but that was a year ago in Moscow. This year, Idaho comes to Halawa.

  32. Kazz August 11, 2010 9:32 am

    Duke Aiona said something on the Leahey and Leahey show back in 2007 that got me pretty worked up.

    Basically he said that until “they” (referring to UH) can show they can sell out or come close to selling out every home game, the current state of Aloha Stadium is suitable and that looking to invest in upwards of 200 million to rennovate the stadium to extend it’s life or even considering a new facility is not fiscally responsible.

    Well, fast forward to today and we are seeing SOME rennovations,but still…

    That was his stance in 2007, don’t know what it is today.

  33. rage777 August 11, 2010 9:34 am

    Capitol -ist/WassupDoc:

    August 11th, 2010 at 8:40 am

    The cost to the Hawai`i taxpayers after the NFL kicks in its share will be around one million dollars.

    The cost to build a new stadium -a basic facility without any fancy accoutrements – will be around $250 million. A fancy-schmancy facility would cost upwards of $400 million. Since nearly $60 million in upgrades are already committed and another $25 to 30 million will start down the pipeline in the next fiscal year, the true cost of a new basic stadium would be closer to $350 million. Fancy-schmancy upwards of $500 million.

    And the basic one wouldn’t even be open for the first play until 2016 at the earliest – and more likely in 2018. The turf is at the end of its lifespan so it has to be replaced no matter what.

    I know it would cost a lot more money, but the stadium would make so much more money than it currently makes.

    -They can make box seats which they can sell to the companies. You can sell them by event, by the season, or by the year. You can have 1 year contracts, 3 year, 5 year, etc.

    – Make the stadium friendly to the older people. We all know that the Hawaii fan base isn’t getting younger.

    – Make the stadium with easy entrance and exits and lots of parking.

    -They need to make a stadium that’s closer to the school, so there is more student participation. There isn’t any place to put it, but you need to find some place.

    – More bathrooms.

    – Owned by the university so they can get the revenue.

    – Get public opinion of what should be included/not included in the design.

    – Let the students design the stadium. The architecture school can design, business school can come up with the business plans for concessions, engineers for the ramps/grading/site/etc. Make the students feel proud of the stadium they helped to build. Of course the professors and other professionals are going to oversee and correct, but the students will know that they had a hand in building it. Saves a lot of money.

    I remember when I was working for the Harbors division I planned out the site for that fishing pier. The one by Zippy’s on Nimitz. My bosses spruced up my drawing and everything, but I knew I had a hand it developing the plans. I had to call all the fish markets and ask if they wanted to be a part of it and how big a lot they needed. It was a great experience and fun.

  34. CoolEthan August 11, 2010 9:46 am


    I can understand where Aiona is coming from. It’s more a logical resolvement than emotional.

    Unless the money is there, along with the land deals, agreements with UH on money dispersements, etc. This was the best route. We may not agree with it coming from a fans pov, but at least something is being addressed.

    It’s still a big mess with no real progress towards what really should be happening, but how often does that happen out here?

    Maybe Disney would like to spearhead the stadium project? Tie it in with their L.A. outlet park, Bring back the Rams to Los Angeles and Make the Hawaii Stadium there offseason training facility.

    Theres a real stimulas

  35. tommui August 11, 2010 9:52 am

    KAZZ re#32.

    I recall that Aiona had advocated a stadium at UH – 40,000 max capacity as we seldom needed a 50,000 capacity – that only the Pro Bowl people wanted that type of capacity.

    The blog became filled with plans and concepts of how it could be done. Some even threw in concepts of a stadium at Ala Wai golf course and in Diamond Head crater.

    RAGE777 is on the right track.

    Of course the Pake in me is looking at the $$$ being poured into Aloha Stadium – is it hoping for better times – cost averaging or is it like pouring money into a big hole?

  36. Ipu Man August 11, 2010 9:56 am

    Yes bugs bunny, a fancy-schmancy would cost $millions but as

    Jesse James and Rage 777 pointed out, it would rake in millions.

    And how about an “indoor airconditioned stadium”—


  37. Ipu Man August 11, 2010 9:57 am

    Have a sponsor build it, maybe Obama???

  38. A-House August 11, 2010 9:58 am


    You beat me to the punch!

    Unions raise the cost, IMHO, from 25-35% of any project in Hawaii. That’s a lot of kala.

  39. gigi-hawaii August 11, 2010 9:58 am

    Re: Aloha Stadium

    It is so ironic that I live just a few blocks from the stadium, but have been there only twice — once to my daughter’s high school graduation, and once to the UH Spring Football Scrimmage.

    Both times were negative experiences for me. No hand rails so hard time getting downstairs. And then it rained. Oh, boy!

  40. Kazz August 11, 2010 10:00 am

    Tom Mui,

    Yes, Aiona did advocate for a stadium on campus, but wasn’t in favor of much money done to fix or rennovate Aloha Stadium.

  41. gigi-hawaii August 11, 2010 10:00 am

    Michael Jackson performed at the stadium. Couldn’t hear the music from my porch, but did enjoy the fireworks in the sky.

  42. A-House August 11, 2010 10:03 am


    Meant to post this several days ago and kept forgetting.

    If you will be staying with UH fans in NY traveling with Panda Travel, maybe good idea to find out how they will be transported to West Point and whether you can buy, if interested, a ticket for the game and tailgate. Same applies to Colorado a week later.

    Perhaps a call to John at Panda Travel ( 808-734-1961 ) will give you answers.

    If you have email, please contact us: ahousefamilyatyahoodotcom

  43. Kazz August 11, 2010 10:06 am

    Unions = Da NEW Hui.

  44. Ipu Man August 11, 2010 10:10 am

    Da Gov friendly to football would hafta be Mufi.

    Lt. Gov? Jon Riki Karamatsu.

    He supports both unions and using UH students in local projects.

  45. Kazz August 11, 2010 10:14 am

    I like the idea of using UH students in projects.

    I think the UH athletic department should look into utilizing the students more, especially for media projects promoting UH athletics amongs the student body and the general public.

  46. Ipu Man August 11, 2010 10:20 am

    Banks could hold a multimedia contest…

  47. al August 11, 2010 10:23 am

    tom…perhaps we can meet at some local eatery.

  48. Kazz August 11, 2010 10:24 am

    Banks? Well, Bankoh and ASB have excellent commercials. Modern, quick, snappy, great quality, and well-produced.

  49. madeinhawaii August 11, 2010 10:32 am

    Morning everyone…

    Today’s magic number is the number 22…

    22 days to Warrior football

    2 days and 2 quarters to Colt Brennan and the Raiders

    22. A lucky number of Absolute Truth. Called “The Magicians’ Crown”. Indicates Honor, Fulfillment, Progress, Elevation and Success achieved through the Purification of Profound Energies. The Way of Total Enlightenment.

    Today what the Warriors implement sets the stage for what they will accomplish.. for today… the magic number of 22 suggests…

    The 22 is the most powerful of all numbers. It is often called the Master Builder. The 22 can turn the most ambitious of dreams into reality. It is potentially the most successful of all numbers. It sees the archetype, and brings it down to earth in some material form. It has big ideas, great plans, idealism, leadership, and enormous self-confidence. If not practical, the 22s waste their potential. Like the 11, the 22 can easily shrink from its ambition, causing difficult interior pressures. It must work toward the realization of goals that are larger than personal ambition. The 22 serves the world in a practical way.

    And no foget! Tell you tu-tus and your makuakanes to cheer for our Warriors~!


  50. haka August 11, 2010 10:32 am

    #24 re: your constant jabs at the media.

    i think they posted this because of you, because you are, well, THE man in the mirror.

  51. NYUH August 11, 2010 10:34 am

    Some good games but have to go with

    Oct. 28, 1989 BYU vs. UH 56-14 Victory

    I don’t see the big Rolo win over BYU when they hung 72 on the 8th ranked team. That game game us the Hawaii Bowl.

  52. CoolEthan August 11, 2010 10:36 am

    Yea MIH # 22 !

    Burt Reynolds # from the movie “The Longest Yard”

    also his real # at Florida St.

  53. Kazz August 11, 2010 10:36 am


    August 11th, 2010 at 10:32 am

    #24 re: your constant jabs at the media.

    i think they posted this because of you, because you are, well, THE man in the mirror.

    Doubtful sir. Most likely this was written or prepared by UH’s S.I.D. last night and then posted this morning.

  54. roysan16 August 11, 2010 10:38 am


    whats your problem again

    seems like the only time you come out of your hole is to respond to me

    all i did was state a fact to the media, not haka,, and to gs

    so again theres nothing for you to say

    they released the list 24 hrs ago. it was on the usc, wash, ucla and boise site etc, but nowhere it was mentioned in this town

    is it bad to speak up?

  55. roysan16 August 11, 2010 10:39 am

    hak, haka crawl back into your hole ty for making me angry

  56. LizKauai (iChrome) August 11, 2010 10:45 am



    Have a great day, everyone!

    A Hui Hi Ho!~

  57. roysan16 August 11, 2010 10:45 am


    USC over UH 66-0

  58. CoolEthan August 11, 2010 10:45 am

    It’s a good time to speak up.

    Seems to be the craze lately.

    As long as we keep it facts and truth without spin.

    It’s all good.

  59. koakane™ August 11, 2010 10:47 am

    morning tsaiko’s and tsaikette’s a bit gloomy but yet not better place to be 😀

    yep mih just a few more days till warrior ball starts. fire up gangie time is running down.

  60. Kazz August 11, 2010 10:50 am

    The internet without spin?

    I’ve heard that could send us back in time.

  61. CoolEthan August 11, 2010 10:56 am

    My ‘puter is connected to the proper news sources with a long string and no knots.

  62. haka August 11, 2010 10:58 am


    uh, no need to get angry, but you did post in a public forum. is it bad to speak up?

  63. gigi-hawaii August 11, 2010 11:02 am

    geez, can’t we all be happy? why is that so hard???

    hi koakane!

  64. roysan16 August 11, 2010 11:02 am

    haka, now youre being stupid. okay i’ll walk away from my computer.. you win

  65. haka August 11, 2010 11:04 am


    i guess it’s your game plan of passive antagonistic posting that is a bit annoying at times….which in turn, sparks a response in kind. sorry to get you angry. i will not respond to your posts anymore. peace out.

  66. gigi-hawaii August 11, 2010 11:05 am

    I believe that UH will give USC some serious competition. It definitely won’t be lopsided.

  67. expat August 11, 2010 11:07 am

    Speaking as a former UH architecture student I have to say that it would be foolish to involve UH students in any substantive way in the design or engineering of a new stadium. Stadium architecture is highly specialized with only a few firms nationally really doing that kind of work. I doubt any firms in Hawaii would have the design expertise to successfully pull off a job like that.

    Involving students in terms of having internships, etc. would be a good idea — but nothing more formal than that. You just don’t know enough while in school (either on the engineering side or the design side) to do that kind of work. That is why engineers and architects have to be professionally licensed — and it usually takes years after graduation until someone passes their licensing exams. It isn’t like you can get the students to just do the drawings, etc. They do not do production work in school on that kind of level — and where would they find the time? They already work hard enough. You also don’t really learn how to do working drawings until you are out in the real world.

    There could be interesting ways to structure student involvement — but it would be for enrichment purposes. No money would be saved.

  68. Ipu Man August 11, 2010 11:11 am

    leaning tower of pisa…

  69. gigi-hawaii August 11, 2010 11:12 am


    I thought the same thing, too. Thanks for speaking up.

  70. Stretch August 11, 2010 11:14 am


    August 11th, 2010 at 10:45 am


    USC over UH 66-0

    I’ll take the 66 points. You tell me how much you want to bet.

  71. papajoe2 August 11, 2010 11:17 am

    the number 22. all that i have in my pocket. cents, not dollars:(

  72. Ipu Man August 11, 2010 11:24 am


  73. tommui August 11, 2010 11:29 am

    AL: re #47 – you are the acknowledged expert on eateries.

    Is that burger (Teddy’s?) joint on Beretania diamond head of Isenberg any good?

    Inquiring (fast food) minds want to know …

  74. gigi-hawaii August 11, 2010 11:36 am

    mmm. Tom. You’ve convinced me to buy a Jumbo Jack with extra lettuce, tomatoes and onions for lunch. adios for now!

  75. LizKauai m/ August 11, 2010 11:38 am

    pomai- are you taking score predictions again???

    UH 24 USC 21

  76. A-House August 11, 2010 11:40 am

    on campus stadium:

    buy out all the owners in Varsity Circle and all the land from University Ave to King to the Humane Society to H-1 freeway.

    Build a stadium with H-1 running under the playing surface and multi-level parking structures with a new interchange for cars going directly into and out of parking levels.

    one or two levels of the parking structure bordered by King and University can be commercial rental space for UH.

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  78. SteveM August 11, 2010 11:46 am

    Tsai-ko Cruiser’s Call tomorrow at the usual place and time.

    Click on my name for details.

    Ordering lunch is not required, but allow extra time if you do. 😐

    Everyone interested in cruising is welcome to attend. We share tips, stories, and have Q&A. Myki’s just back from Scandinavia, I’m back from Alaska trip 2, a Tsai-ko going on his first cruise next month is attending. We won’t discuss a certain upcoming Mexico Diva cruise if a suitable bribe is received in time. Senior cruiser Tom Mui is presiding… especially with a UH sorta media guide?

    Tom — if Al doesn’t come by, I’ll take it and hold it for him. 🙂 He knows where I live. 🙄

  79. A-House August 11, 2010 11:48 am


    I stay a little betta den you – i wen do da same ting and wen fine 55 cents in my pockets!

  80. A-House August 11, 2010 11:49 am


    A-House says UH 26 – USC 23.

    cause UH going make 2 TDs and 4 FGs.

  81. Committed Road Warrior August 11, 2010 11:54 am

    A-House #42:

    Check your e-mail.

  82. al August 11, 2010 11:56 am

    #70…i’ll take a piece of that action too!

  83. A-House August 11, 2010 11:58 am


    howzit, ole time neighbor ( way be4 ST wen move in )?

    maybe engineers and architects no can, but UH get TIM, KCC get culinary, HCC get automotive and electrical – maybe some one can create a “internship program” that will allow seniors to take a 6 month or 12 month course, just like practice teaching, as a mandatory requirement to graduation.

    I know KCC has a semester program for culinary where student can intern for “grade” or “pay” in their final year of the program. Unfortunately, KCC does not provide “employment services” or match graduates with prospective employers.

  84. A-House August 11, 2010 12:01 pm


    got your email via my new Verizon phone where I get email service, whether I like it or not, for $10/mo – unlimited, they say!

    all part of all new “higher tier” cell phones – actually, a rip off if one does not have email or internet service.

  85. A-House August 11, 2010 12:01 pm

    STretch & al:

    no forget me as I like part of that action!!!

  86. al August 11, 2010 12:04 pm

    tommy…teddy’s bigger burgers have taken over as the #1 burger joint displacing w & m. that would be a great place to meet you.

  87. al August 11, 2010 12:10 pm

    stevem….hey, hey, hey keep your hands off my media look-a-like guide.

  88. tommui August 11, 2010 12:11 pm

    STEVEM #78

    Al and I are going to try Teddy’s Burger – thanks anyway.

    POMAI: UH-27 USC-13

  89. al August 11, 2010 12:11 pm

    ahouse…of course you can jump in on the action.

  90. tommui August 11, 2010 12:12 pm

    AL #86 – any Tues, Weds or Thurs if you are not eating at Tiffany’s!

  91. tommui August 11, 2010 12:14 pm

    STRETCH: I’ll join you on that bet. (#70)

  92. OldDiver August 11, 2010 12:22 pm

    Cost over runs happen nation-wide. Airports, stadiums, freeways you name it. But what they have on the mainland is land and plenty of it.

  93. CoolEthan August 11, 2010 12:23 pm

    Gigi –

    Re # 63>>> Great concept but that’s Utopia.

    “If we were to all think alike, we would do each other in.”

    “If everyone agree’s, then someone is not thinking”

  94. madeinhawaii August 11, 2010 12:25 pm


    Das da point.. probably cheaper to build a train system from UH to the current stadium add a few stops along the way to pick up/drop off more people… add an airport shuttle from the stadium.. turn part of the stadium into the West Oahu Bus Exchange… create a line to connect Windward Oahu… connect Ala Moana… then gradually work out West…

  95. koakane™ August 11, 2010 12:28 pm

    eh is dat bet #70 open cause I like jump in too. UH+66 au’wryte what we going fo.

    afternoon everybody

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  97. Ipu Man August 11, 2010 12:35 pm

    Who would be the best UH football lovin mayor?

  98. al August 11, 2010 12:37 pm


  99. al August 11, 2010 12:38 pm


  100. al August 11, 2010 12:38 pm


  101. al August 11, 2010 12:39 pm

    ipu…june jones

  102. haka August 11, 2010 12:41 pm

    The season is almost upon us and thus the rise of UH sports…the anticipation…the hope…no fear. For those unabashed fans of ultimate positivity like me, it is without a doubt, going to be a great year! It always is for me and fans like me. It always will be. It’s in our hearts.

    The facts, the truths, the dares…they don’t matter. For we foresee the best for all the athletes, the school and the state. The dream is always of the best scenario and why not? It doesn’t always come out the way we want, but we always believe and that’s the beauty of having a heart, loyal to a fault and true to itself.

    Although there is always the need for differing opinions to check and balance each other, the belief in the best of all outcomes is the possibility of a dream come true. Of course there is much more to life than sports…much, much more, but sports can transcend who you are and where you’re from. It is a representation and defines your regional pride. In a way, it is a display of your enthusiasm for life.

    I am thankful for this blog. It is informative, educational, humorous and for the most part linked by the pulse of a common positive thread of hope. It is made up of the collective dreams for the best. The beat of the blog will always come from the heart.

  103. Kazz August 11, 2010 12:42 pm


    Mililani Trask.

  104. rage777 August 11, 2010 12:43 pm


    August 11th, 2010 at 11:07 am

    Speaking as a former UH architecture student I have to say that it would be foolish to involve UH students in any substantive way in the design or engineering of a new stadium. Stadium architecture is highly specialized with only a few firms nationally really doing that kind of work. I doubt any firms in Hawaii would have the design expertise to successfully pull off a job like that.

    That is why engineers and architects have to be professionally licensed

    I understand your point, but you also know that most “licensed” trades have people who are not licensed doing the job. The only thing the license does it assign blame. I don’t know much about architecture, but in law, engineering, etc the interns/non-licensed people do the work and the licensed person looks the work over and approves it. That is what I was thinking the students could do. The professionals tell them their ideas and the students give them drafts. Where do the students find the time? I don’t know about any other degree, but in engineering we had a senior project.

    I’m not saying the students should do the work, I just want the students to feel proud of the stadium and being a student at UH. One way would be to get really involved in the planning, design, building of a new stadium.


    August 11th, 2010 at 11:40 am

    on campus stadium:

    buy out all the owners in Varsity Circle and all the land from University Ave to King to the Humane Society to H-1 freeway.

    Build a stadium with H-1 running under the playing surface and multi-level parking structures with a new interchange for cars going directly into and out of parking levels.

    one or two levels of the parking structure bordered by King and University can be commercial rental space for UH.

    That is one grand plan. A stadium over a freeway would probably not be feasible, and that would involve even more stair climbing then the current stadium. I do like the out-of-the-box thinking though.

  105. CoolEthan August 11, 2010 12:52 pm

    E’a E’a >>># 101 JJ will be back.

  106. CoolEthan August 11, 2010 12:55 pm

    But the mayor has nothing to do with UH.

    Go to the top 3

    Guv, Senate, Congress.

  107. OTTO August 11, 2010 12:57 pm

    Once upon a time, someone did propose a new stadium under UH-control…. at UH West Oahu. Everyone screamed that they wouldn’t drive out there…. We could catch the rail… One of the challenges for Public-Private partnership to re-develop Aloha Stadium is that I think under the original agreement during the land transfer with the Navy, there were restrictions on land ownership.

  108. Ipu Man August 11, 2010 12:58 pm

    Al, June Jones…howabout Colt?

    Kazz…Mililani Trask? She’s got IMUA but…doesn’t she hate men?

  109. Ipu Man August 11, 2010 1:00 pm

    The Navy owns ceded lands?

  110. Kazz August 11, 2010 1:04 pm

    Ipu Man,

    Just having fun with the Mililani Trask thing. Besides, give her a mic and.. Well just don’t. 😉

  111. A-House August 11, 2010 1:05 pm

    Perhaps all our discussion will eventually reach the ears, they know why it’s itching soooo much, and the “shakers and movers” can add to our idea. Yep, we take all the credit and can assist with greater indepth knowledge, if asked. Now, why would they not ask since it was OUR idea?

    Main ting is get the ball rolling!!!

  112. Ipu Man August 11, 2010 1:08 pm

    btw Gigi how was your jumbo jack?

    Did you ever try Jack’s fish sandwich?

    It is a real fillet, not minced and comes with

    lettuce unlike McDonalds and Burger King.

  113. SteveM August 11, 2010 1:08 pm

    RE: #104 Stadium over freeway

    Last month on Mercer Island, Washington, I attended a pre-wedding picnic at a large park with two baseball fields. It was only afterwards that someone pointed out that park was built over a freeway “tunnel”. No unsightly 8 lane freeway on the island connecting to the mainland. No wonder there was a short steep road to the park…I thought it was a natural hill.

    So, I can visualize a stadium and upper level over the H-1 at University. It’ll be at around the same level as the Dole street Law school and dorms. There will be a ton of engineering and logistical challenges to overcome though.

  114. Kazz August 11, 2010 1:10 pm

    I think people WOULD drive out to Manoa if there was a stadium there, I still don’t think it would work for traffic reasons and the simple FACT that the infrastructure of the roads and the corresponding highway exits would make for a REAL traffic and accident nightmare.

    If people thought Aloha Stadium’s traffic situation is bad, just wait for that line of cars attempting to make that circular ONE LANE University Ave exit off H1 or trying to leave the campus through Dole.

    Anyone can think big, but it takes REAL leadership and money to make it happen and it takes MORE sense to know when to back off an idea.

  115. A-House August 11, 2010 1:10 pm

    Wassup Doc, I believe shed some light on what is transpiring with the land swap at Aloha Stadium which includes OHA – one ting fo shewa, stay complicated cauz get so many peeps involved – but main ting dey stay talking.

    I tink many peeps stay betting on da rail – what if no happen? what if happen, but go broke? what goin happen to all da plans fo building up around the stopping points?

  116. Ipu Man August 11, 2010 1:22 pm

    I should apologise to ms. Trask. Sorry.

    Actually I like and lurk her tv talk shows…

  117. A-House August 11, 2010 1:26 pm


    dats why we need the “right” people in goverment, legislature, UH upper and lower campus, and a whole bunch or only a hand full of rich people willing to back da project.

    Landsacping – maybe we get UH fans who own landscape businesses that are willing to donate time, plants, etc to make the area look real nice – good tax deduction and NO one can challege them as the final product is there for all to see.

    Entire on-off ramps system at or near University Ave must be changed – dats all part of the plan. For example, DH bound traffic to the parking structure will take an off-ramp to a long loop to the top of the parking lot and work their way down. Ewa bound traffic will do the same, but have their own network of lanes into the structure. Maybe reverse the exit so cars will go the opposite direction from entry. All the while, traffic filling in from University and King will have their own entry/exit points.

  118. A-House August 11, 2010 1:31 pm


    people can also park at the exisitng parking sturcture on lower campus – what an income making prop!

    “walk-in” traffic will have special walk ways designated to enter/exit the stadium.

    Think dis would qualify as a “charitable” cause and secure some of the billions that billionaires have dedicated to give to charity?

  119. Ipu Man August 11, 2010 1:39 pm

    and God spoke the world into existance…and BANG!

    There was light…And it was good…

  120. madeinhawaii August 11, 2010 1:40 pm

    Anybody do a demographics of where the people who go to the games drive in from?

  121. madeinhawaii August 11, 2010 1:40 pm

    Something recent as in the past 5 years or less.

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  123. Ipu Man August 11, 2010 1:48 pm

    Ok, songwriter, we need new lyrics to “If I ruled the world”…

    “If I ruled da world…

    Whadda world it wud bee…


  124. Ipu Man August 11, 2010 1:50 pm

    somehow, I picture the lion singing it to the tin man,

    scarecrow and Dorothy…

  125. al August 11, 2010 1:54 pm

    i was reminded by tsai (mrs. tsai that is) regarding the condition of this young man…

    the miracle by God lives in young Kea Rodrigues. the 14 year old who was found under water, without breath, and lungs filled with the chilling waters of an oregon river has been on the road to recovery. about a week and a half ago he was taken off life support and last week spoke at a press conference. what a miracle!

    the road to recovery is long but “hope springs eternal” in the miracle of the Lord.

    i am awaiting a call/email from his dad, aka “hawaiianbod” and will let you know.

  126. SailorBlue August 11, 2010 1:56 pm

    As we start getting closer to the start of the season, just wanted to remind everybody of the tailgate locations:

    September 2nd – USC – Cabana A

    September 25th – Charleston Southern – Richardson 5

    October 2nd – Louisiana Tech – Cabana B

    October 16th – Nevada – Richardson 5

    October 30th – Idaho – Richardson 5

    November 20th – Cabana B

    December 4th – UNLV – Cabana B

    See you there

  127. Ipu Man August 11, 2010 2:00 pm

    Great News and Grace for Hawaiianbod his family.

    Actually I miss seeing his posts and others.



    Rainbow Cliff…

    etc. etc.

    Hope they all are in good health…

  128. al August 11, 2010 2:00 pm

    mahalo…mr. sailorblue.

  129. Slugger August 11, 2010 2:07 pm


    Where you stay? Call me.


    I nevah see you at practice. You get one mo’ chance today at 3:30. Need hat, suncreen, waddah.

    Aloha Stadium?

    When you guys recommend that UH takes over the stadium or builds one, you are not considering the cost of maintenance & repairs after the cost of construction. I don’t think the University wants to take that on. They have a hard enough time keeping up with repairs on campus. It’s the availability of funds. In the end, the Legislature is going to have to cough up funds (your & my taxes) to catch up with the backlog of building repairs. Taking on the Stadium is a no-win scenario for UH.

    BTW, who funds the high school games played in Aloha Stadium? Do they have to pay to play in the Stadium?

  130. (Jesse) James August 11, 2010 2:09 pm

    #127…Sailor Blue…and the start times??? MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    #125 al….Awesome news about Kea…he continues to be in my prayers..

  131. A-House August 11, 2010 2:13 pm

    Sailor blue:

    are you stil colelcting bottle caps for your friend?

  132. A-House August 11, 2010 2:14 pm


    Last I heard is that OIA schools get to play for no charge, but they have to pay for security and clean up.

  133. (Jesse) James August 11, 2010 2:15 pm

    #129….Slugger…understood which is why the Stadium needs to be used for other events. Look at Stanford. Their stadium is used for football. But they also hold concerts there (charge rent and fees)…hold events there….(charge rent and fees)….promote the place for private functions (sort of like Toyota, I think, holding their special function at Murakami Stadium with Aerosmith…I think UH made a nice chunk of change off of that, if I recall). I’m not saying it will be easy and not saying UH should operate the stadium…just weighing the pros and cons of spending hundreds of millions on revamping Aloha Stadium to bring it to a decent facility….or spending a little more and getting a “state of the art” facility that can be used for multiple purposes and be more cost effective.

    As for high school sports, I know in the past that high schools (or their leagues, i.e. ILH and OIA) had to pay to play there. Just like graduations, the schools pay to rent the stadium.

  134. OldDiver August 11, 2010 2:25 pm


    Not sure when but maybe over twenty years ago it was decided that paying customers of Aloha Stadium (flea market, UH football etc.) would subsidize high school football games at the stadium. Of course this was when UH was drawing over 40,000 per game. While it meant paying for clean up and staff they weren’t paying rent.

  135. LK August 11, 2010 2:34 pm


    “Is that burger (Teddy’s?) joint on Beretania diamond head of Isenberg any good?

    Inquiring (fast food) minds want to know …”


    Teddy’s is pretty good, however, you have to avoid the add ons and bundled burgers. There is no price break on the bundles, every item in the bundle is charged separately as an add on. You can quickly get to a $10-$12 burger without realizing it.

  136. d1島 August 11, 2010 2:37 pm

    Great news about Kea.

    Will look for continued positive updates…

  137. Ha'aha'a August 11, 2010 2:42 pm

    Ipu Man:

    August 11th, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    and God spoke the world into existance…and BANG!

    There was light…And it was good…

    Is that what they call the BIG BANG theory?

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  139. gigi-hawaii August 11, 2010 2:55 pm

    Cool Ethan, people can disagree with each other without becoming nasty. That’s what I meant.

    Ipu Man, the Jumbo Jack was delicious. Thanks for the tip about Jack’s Fish Sandwich. That explains why David likes to order it. I always wondered what was so good about it. Now I know.

  140. gigi-hawaii August 11, 2010 2:56 pm

    Also, good news about Hawaiian Bod’s son! What a miracle, indeed. And how is the dad, himself?

  141. J-FORCE August 11, 2010 2:56 pm

    UH practice this morning was what i was expected. Defense overall looks

    promising especially the lineman. Offense looks good also with moniz, austin,

    rausch rotating. WR d. bright and g. salas have very good speed and excellent


    Go Warriors!!

  142. Da Punchbowl Kid August 11, 2010 2:59 pm

    Great news for Kea and Hawaiianbod!

  143. papajoe2 August 11, 2010 3:14 pm

    Watching Philipines vs Michigan softball on ESPN2 right now. Top of the 4th, 8-0 Michigan. Philipines girls said that this is there way to make it for themselves to get out of the Philipines. Hard to tell if anyone from there could make UH’s team as they are getting smashed. I believe, but could be wrong, that this is the 3rd game, with the first 2 decided by 1 run.

  144. papajoe2 August 11, 2010 3:21 pm

    #143, Sorry, the softball game is the championship game of a tournament.I guess the P.I. won some games to get there. Previous info was incorrect.

  145. papajoe2 August 11, 2010 3:27 pm

    2010 Big League Softball Championship is the softball tournament I don’t even know if the Michigan team is the college team or whatever, but I just like to watch softball. 9-0 in the bottom of the 4th. There is a 10 run mercy rule. 1 out runner on third for Michigan. Anybody know what kind of tournament this is? Mich. just scored the 10th run. Looks like they will at least finish out the inning.

  146. CoolEthan August 11, 2010 3:30 pm


    Re>># 139

    I know what you meant.

    Again, your words ALL and AGREE is Utopia….Fantasy land…It doesn’t exist.

    A blog allows people to express their opinions on a certain subject, but should not equate to happiness for all in the outcome. It’s mainly speculation.

    What you seek is just not there outside your own household.

  147. CoolEthan August 11, 2010 3:36 pm


    I express the line ” Can’t we all just get along” many times in family situations just to try and be a neutralizer.

    It doesn’t work.

  148. gigi-hawaii August 11, 2010 3:40 pm

    Cool Ethan,

    I am not going to follow this thread any further. I’m glad you know what I meant. LOL.

  149. gigi-hawaii August 11, 2010 3:41 pm

    I sure hope ST is wearing sunscreen today. The sun is brutal right now. Very hot in Foster Village. Grateful for a/c.

  150. wafan August 11, 2010 3:44 pm

    Gosh. Who turned up the humidity?

  151. gigi-hawaii August 11, 2010 3:45 pm


    it’s almost 7 pm in WA. Should be cooler than Hawaii.

  152. wafan August 11, 2010 4:04 pm

    GG . . .

    WA gets hot — Western Washington gets upward of 100+ for several days. Eastern Washington is usually warm all summer.

    Still here though.

  153. gigi-hawaii August 11, 2010 4:14 pm


    Really? I didn’t know that. I always had the impression that the Pacific Northwest was cool and damp. Seattle comes to mind.

    The good thing about Hawaii is that it rarely goes above 90 degrees.

  154. al August 11, 2010 4:20 pm

    I hear crickets

  155. duffer August 11, 2010 4:22 pm

    Hey I’ll take 66 points from USC, what’s the wager?

  156. d1島 August 11, 2010 4:23 pm

    Waipio LL in Regional Semi-finals

    Northern California champion Napa National Little League wrapped up a spot in the West Region semifinals Wednesday, beating Washington, Utah, 7-2 at Al Houghton Stadium. The win also clinched a berth in the semifinals for Waipio LL of Waipahu, Hawaii. The final semifinal berth and the matchups will be determined after the last game of pool play later Wednesday night.

  157. d1島 August 11, 2010 4:27 pm

    ….playing AZ tonight. 1st pitch about now.

  158. d1島 August 11, 2010 4:29 pm

    I holding out for 67.5 points…

    …you folks keep chumming the water; he going bite.

  159. gigi-hawaii August 11, 2010 4:30 pm

    haha. You guys are crazy. But, he is crazier.

  160. d1島 August 11, 2010 4:36 pm

    As a safety measure, the NFL was the first to eliminate the wedge on kick returns. Colleges now need to follow the NFL’s lead in eliminating tripping the ball-carrier.

    Would that eliminate the “shoestring tackle”?

  161. d1島 August 11, 2010 4:37 pm

    haha. You guys are crazy. But, he is crazier.

    Good start.

  162. NYUH August 11, 2010 4:47 pm

    I always get a broken link for Reardon’s posts.

  163. d1島 August 11, 2010 4:48 pm

    egads! No can concentrate now….

    from FB

    Satoya Grand Opening Cocktail Party tonight! Starts at 6pm! Free food and drinks! We hope to see you there!


    …at least Rasu Begasu will represent all the Tsaikos.

  164. wafan August 11, 2010 4:56 pm

    d1 . . .

    Went a couple of weeks too early.

  165. d1島 August 11, 2010 5:01 pm



  166. wafan August 11, 2010 5:04 pm

    d1 . . .

    Next year! Whoo-hoo!!!

  167. d1島 August 11, 2010 5:07 pm

    Hey! You could be coaching N.Korea soccer….

    Radio Free Asia reported last month that North Korean officials summoned the national team to a closed-door meeting in the capital Pyongyang to criticize it for its losses to Brazil, Portugal and Ivory Coast at the World Cup in South Africa. The report said players were then ordered to reprimand coach Kim Jong Hun…

    “There was an unconfirmed report that these players have gone through torture or something like that, but I can’t confirm that,” bin Hammam said. “I haven’t seen anything with my eyes or heard anything with my ears.

  168. d1島 August 11, 2010 5:09 pm

    …or you could go back and “explain” things to Escobar 😯

  169. d1島 August 11, 2010 5:09 pm



  170. d1島 August 11, 2010 5:21 pm

    practice pics?

  171. wafan August 11, 2010 5:26 pm

    Reprimand the coach? Geez, sounds like the Every Child Left Behind joke. If the kid does not progress punish the schools and teachers.

  172. madeinhawaii August 11, 2010 5:27 pm

    When the stadium was built we had .. Islander Baseball… Warrior Football… USFL football…. Hula Bowl? … and high school football.. Now we only have Warrior football.. High school football.. and Swap Meet.

  173. whitey August 11, 2010 6:07 pm

    i agree that the stadium can be built for less, but my thinking is that the reason for the high cost is because we got a bunch of scrubs.

  174. d1島 August 11, 2010 6:10 pm


  175. RainbowCliff August 11, 2010 6:19 pm

    #127 Ipu Man: Thank you for your concern and thoughtfulness. It is ALWAYS nice to know that being so far away from Hawaii this WONDERFUL blog can bring you very close to some good folks of the Aloha State who has passion not only for their beautiful culture but for the ONLY sport in town University of Hawaii Athletics !

    I am well and VERY BLESS as I celebrate a new home on the 29th of this month with a house warming of good friends, tennis comrades, family members, associates, professional colleagues and Hawaii invites that will celebrate my wife and I new home up in Ladera Heights !

    Over 100 invited guests will grace us with their presence as we will have cater cuisine, pasta, fruit & cesar salad, fine wine, Heineken beer, Margaritas, fruit smoothies, beverages, water and a BIG guava cake from Kings Hawaiian to celebrate my 52nd birthday as I keep turning older as years go by BUT look and feel like I was 19 years all over again playing for you good folks of Rainbow Warrior Fame !

    Rich2176 will be representing you good folks of Tsaiko Nation as I am so THRILLED that he will come as members from my local Hawaii alumni chapter has marked their calendar for the home celebration of the year as I am so humble and grateful to have this FANTASTIC opportunity !

    I wish many of you could come to share in the excitement of my new home as it took 17 years of apartment living to finally move on out and have a HOUSE to call your HOME !

    The house warming will bare many gifts as ALL who have been invited will grace our home and make this day an event to remember as Lens Photography will do all the photos “pro bono” as a special birthday present to me. IF you good folks will like to send any house warming gift it will be appreciated as I have a front lawn and Hawaii flowers or plants will go nicely !

    My address is 5565 West 63rd Street, L.A. Ca. (90056) as ANY gift will be appreciated !

    MAHALO Ipu Man for your LOYALTY and COMPASSION as Tsaiko Nation is in good hands knowing that their polynesian hospitality is alive and well in Ladera Heights and the Aloha Spirit will have this Rainbow Warrior being the host with the most !

    A Hui Ho !

  176. wafan August 11, 2010 6:24 pm

    Stadium repairs . . .

    We already see the results of a metal facility. We can see (feel, too) the results of concrete on roadways. We can see the effects of the sunshine on plastic seats.

    Maybe we should just dig a humongous hole with sloping sides. VIP boxes can be refrigerator boxes with a couple of folding chairs and a table. Everyone else sit on the ground or bring lawn chairs.

    Field can double as a run-off catch basin, too.

    Still might cost over $400M to build, though, because of aquifer studies, the delays by various groups, and the normal shenanigans when building anything out here.

  177. LizKauai m/ August 11, 2010 6:37 pm

    Rainbow Cliff- Congratulations on your beautiful home and give Rich a big ALOHA HUG for us!

    ok- time to pau hana!!

  178. LizKauai m/ August 11, 2010 6:40 pm

    Here’s info about Kea – please keep praying for hawaiianbod. Haven’t heard from him in awhile…

  179. chawan_cut August 11, 2010 6:58 pm


  180. RainbowCliff August 11, 2010 7:11 pm

    Mahalo Liz Kauai as WILL give Rich 2176 BIG hugs as I am fortunate to know a gentlemen of his wealth, friendship and knowledge !

    Have a good night and pleasant dreams !

  181. Shoko August 11, 2010 7:19 pm

    Congratulations to Rainbow Cliff. Just did a Google maps search and it looks great!

    However, being in the law enforcement field, please be careful when submitting your address on a public blog. Thats just an invitation to trouble. One reason I hate Google maps!

    Looking forward to Colt playing tomorrow! Although, I won’t be able to watch it. 🙁

  182. Arianne Catchpole August 11, 2010 7:36 pm

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  183. chawan_cut August 11, 2010 7:46 pm

    this guy obviously is a poser and never caught a ball in his life. geez. sacrifice your body if you have to!|hp-laptop|dl11|link3|

  184. chawan_cut August 11, 2010 7:48 pm

    dang. link was too long. click my name for the link.

  185. wafan August 11, 2010 7:51 pm

    Seriously? The lights? The lights that are above the flight line of the ball?

    I wonder if he is still getting grief.


  186. RedZone August 11, 2010 7:53 pm

    Check out this video posted by the Iowa St Athletics. Their basketball coliseum is like an island and the court is under water.

  187. chawan_cut August 11, 2010 7:57 pm

    as the announcers kept saying… chivlary is dead. at least in that relationship.

  188. papajoe2 August 11, 2010 9:01 pm

    Nice one C-cut. That one reminded me of the time girlfriend ducked out of the way and I got hit in the nuts. Changed girlfriends.

  189. papajoe2 August 11, 2010 9:02 pm

    She didn’t want damaged goods anyway.

  190. djmitcho August 11, 2010 9:03 pm

    OK, it’s that time of the year again for fantasy football. Anyone who wants to participate let me know. It’s a live online draft that takes place sunday the 22 at noon hawaii time. Looking for at least 4 more people to join the league. Those of you who played last year should have gotten the invites already. If you didn’t let me know. Even if you can’t draft live, you can set up your draft rankings and the computer will pick for you. Join in the fun and see if you can knock off 2 time defending champion Jason and his Mathletes. You can email me at djmitcho at yahoo dot com

  191. papajoe2 August 11, 2010 9:28 pm

    New girlfriend was a miracle healer.

  192. d1島 August 11, 2010 9:29 pm

    Waipio LL wins, takes top seed into Regional Semi-Final

    SAN BERNARDINO – Waipahu Waipio Little League had two runs to work with going into its final West Regional pool play game Wednesday with North Scottsdale Little League in order to keep its run-differential advantage and grab the No. 1 seed in the semifinals Friday. With Shiloh Baniaga on the mound, it didn’t matter.

    Baniaga was on his game for Hawaii at Al Houghton Stadium, holding Arizona scoreless in 4 1/3 innings and hitting a three-run home run in the first inning to lead Hawaii to a 7-0 win and the No. 1 seed.

    “It’s all this guy,” said Yoshii, pointing at Baniaga at the press table.

    “He did a great job. He was one of 13 guys and he came out to play today.”

  193. Kazz August 11, 2010 9:31 pm

    I heard “damaged goods”… Someone call me? 😆

  194. d1島 August 11, 2010 9:35 pm

    LL West Regional Semifinals on ESPN2 on Friday

    #1 Hawaii vs #4 Arizona at 8pm (I guess Pacific time)

  195. RainbowCliff August 11, 2010 10:15 pm

    #181: Shoku Many Thanks for the accolades and warning of wrong doers !

    If the power of be’s can delete my post of #175 will appreciate as you think sharing good news of that nature will allow perpetrators of wrong doing as you are so right of being a public blog.

    The excitement got to me and wanting to share with you good folks of Tsaiko Nation !

  196. mani August 11, 2010 10:40 pm


  197. papajoe2 August 11, 2010 11:08 pm

    Rainbow Cliff, Congrats on your new place. I hope you and your family have a lifetime of good times there. Bulla says “make memories, make memories, make memories.”

  198. papajoe2 August 11, 2010 11:09 pm

    Kazz, At the UH cleanup, did you try touching the water from the power wash?

  199. papajoe2 August 11, 2010 11:21 pm

    I hate to admit it but when I touched to jet spray from the power wash, there was a tingling feeling………….as i saw the flesh being ripped off the bone.

  200. papajoe2 August 11, 2010 11:22 pm

    #201 oops to=the.

  201. madeinhawaii August 11, 2010 11:39 pm


    Oakland Raiders vs Dallas Cowboys 9pm EST… 3pm HST

  202. koakane™ August 12, 2010 12:25 am

    d1 nice pics of waipio at LL regional in San Bernadino. Never had pics like these when I took a PC team back when. It was also double elimination and not pool play, coming thru the loser bracket was brutal.

  203. al August 12, 2010 1:44 am

    tks mih.

  204. al August 12, 2010 1:47 am

    email from hawaiianbod…thanking all the tsaikos and friends who kept his kea in prayer.

    hopefully, hawaiianbods will post here tomw. he is back home now.

  205. al August 12, 2010 1:55 am


    August 11th, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    I hear crickets

    come on now…there can be only one al.

  206. David Vill August 12, 2010 3:47 am

    Aaron Kia getting cut by the Jets was at the end of HBO’s “Hard Knocks” last night.

  207. Michigan Warrior August 12, 2010 3:49 am

    While it would be nice to have everything tied to UH Athletics also within walking distance on campus, it would be a nightmare to try to put a stadium there. Besides of having to buy up a ton of land and move so many tenants, the roads in the area just won’t be able to handle the volume of traffic produced.

    For those who have traveled to Japan, Korea, and even places in Europe, we’ve seen first hand how efficient a rail/subway system moves people. Get the first track laid down, and constantly work at it to add newer sections year after year. Produces jobs while in construction phase, and constantly adding more and more jobs with each new section built. Can also have little shopping centers at major stops along the way.

    It wasn’t until I was stationed in Korea, that I became aware of how important a decent rail system can be to a city/country. I never had a chance to ride on the trains in Hawaii before they finally stopped running. So, for many in my generation, and nearly everyone that followed, unless we traveled to the mainland or overseas, we’d never get to experience and understand the importance of a rail system. When I was stationed in Japan, I finally realized that if a system is planned out and run right, it is the best way in any big city to get from point A to point B.

    Going back to a new stadium… if one were to be built on or near the new West Oahu Campus, the roads will have to be addressed now, before any more serious development is done. Traffic out there is already bad, and will only get worse. What about the opposite side of where the stadium is now? Where the State Fair is held? Is that area too small to build a new stadium? After it’s built, the old one could be torn down for additional parking, or even a couple of parking structures/shopping centers/rail station.

    RainbowCliff… congratulations on your new um… … casa (since you’re in southern California).

    Best of luck to Colt tonight! I hope he has a great showing and doesn’t try to force too much.

    With my mother-in-law now in a nursing home, we haven’t had much time to do much of anything else lately… and that includes my computer time. I hate missing out on all the good conversation with you guys. But some days, I’m just way too exhausted to even stay up and read posts. Hopefully, things will calm down a bit. It has to… football season is upon us!!!

  208. mctruck August 12, 2010 4:10 am

    All I got to say is, “Time to shine”……..COLT, COLT, COLT!!!!!

    Got my fingers crossed, dbl-time for you!!!

  209. NYUH August 12, 2010 4:28 am

    I’m not a big fantasy football fan but I would play against this guy.

    It is probably apparent by now that I’m not a big Bryant Moniz fan. And it has nothing to do with what happened during the offseason, but his play on the field. Opening up against Nick Perry and a pissed off USC team is not a good way to begin the season. Then they travel to the mainland — that has not been kind to the Warriors in the past — for a two game stretch. West Point and Boulder are a long way from home, and a shaky start by Moniz and it could be trouble.

  210. NYUH August 12, 2010 4:32 am

    Must-see game: Dec. 4 vs. UNLV. Last year, UNLV won 34-33. Since it’s the last game of the year, Hawaii might need to win to be bowl-eligible.

  211. RainbowCliff August 12, 2010 4:53 am

    Papajoe2 & MichiganWarrior !

    Mahalo for the props to the CASA as I and Mrs. are “VERY EXCITED” !

    We are looking forward to the house warming as rsvp invites are coming

    with Hawaii prescence filling our rooms and outside pool area !

    Have a GREAT morning and continue happiness to you for all that you

    do in celebrating the “ALOHA SPIRIT” as turning 52 will be a double celebration !

  212. protector August 12, 2010 5:08 am

    Kazz on 31,

    I still maintain that referring to that cowardly act (that that player perpetrated on Rodney Bradley) as “tripping” is a gross understatement. I say it was a purposeful leg-whip after realizing he would be burned for a TD. At the very least he should have been kicked out of the game. Anything less than that + a multi-game suspension was a gross miscarriage of justice.

  213. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc August 12, 2010 6:15 am

    Am stuck with a lot of work & deadlines over the next four days so I won’t be able to take the time to respond to Aloha Stadium comments in detail; however, there are three critical issues followed by two more extremely important ones which need to be addressed before anything much can be done. Bear in mind that the comments about naming rights and other related commercial issues would apply to any state-owned building, not just the Aloha Stadium.

    The Aloha Stadium site contains over 130 acres of land. Most of it is currently used as a parking lot or for running the swap meet. Others do rent either the parking lot or the Stadium, but there are no other permanent buildings on the site except for storage. .

    The first two policy issues to address before anything else can be done are: The various federal & state agencies & departments which have some element of control over the site must re-visit the original deed issued by the federal government more than 40 years ago which restricted the land use to recreational activities and to limited non-permanent business activities such as the swap meet. Food, beverage & souvenir concessions within the stadium as well as parking contractors are exempt from the restriction.

    The second policy issue is to enact legislation after the transfer which would permit corporate sponsorships and naming rights. Any limitations would be included in the legislation itself.

    A third policy issue to discussed would be the possibility of transferring the management & oversight of the site from the Department of Accounting & General Services to the University of Hawai`i.

    Perhaps the most important set of policy issues to be discussed would be how to develop the site as part of Transit-Oriented Development. Should the site be just a parking lot with a few retail and service businesses? Should multi-family affordable/workforce housing be developed? Should a portion of the land be set aside to develop a business center? Should another portion be set aside to develop an international outdoor sports venue? Should there be extensive commercial, retail, and even perhaps a limited light industrial area be built on the site along with parking garages?

    All of these lead into the final public policy issue – bringing all the players & stakeholders to the table right from the very beginning: Representatives from nearby communities, military bases, swap meet & other long-term site facilities renters, University of Hawai`i, Department of Education, Hawaii High School Athletic Association, Sheraton Hawaii Bowl & Pro Bowl administrators, businesses leaders, state & city elected officials & administrators, sustainable economic growth organizations, architects & planners from the private sector, and others who have an interest in the property & its uses such as UH sports fans..

    Have to gp – will be back late this evening.

  214. d1島 August 12, 2010 6:20 am

    Great Morning All!

    Terrific report on Kea. 🙂

    Big day for Colt. Big day for Waipio LL.

    Go get ’em boys…REPRESENT!

  215. d1島 August 12, 2010 6:24 am

    Good hands people where “X” marks the spot.

    Sounds good!

    Have a terrific day erryboddy!


  216. d1島 August 12, 2010 6:26 am


    Got ahead of myself with the LL game…dat’s tomorrow!

  217. whitey August 12, 2010 6:33 am

    morning Tsaikos, morning d1. i see you off and running. ho hi

  218. ai-eee-soos August 12, 2010 7:04 am

    Coach Shaw on Bobby Curran radio, now.

  219. Buffoman August 12, 2010 7:08 am

    I know its early but nothing much is being said about the o-line. Is it still in flux or have 5 large, nasty, quick-footed gentlemen stepped forward to distinguish themselves as the one’s people will remember as making the qb an untouchable item, lb’s cr_p in their pants when running sweeps, draws, shovel passes, etc..

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