Draft day, baby!

Other than “Las Vegas,” no other two-word combo is deserving of being suffixed with “baby” and an exclamation point than “draft day.”

Football reporting is a ratio of 1:352 — one game story to 352 stories about other things, such as match-ups, injuries, players’ parents. training routines, and so forth. Draft day — actually, the three days of the draft — is the ultimate wrap-up to the past college football season. It is the best and most detailed reporting of “other things.”

College coaches and their media-relation directors make sure there’s only a limited amount of information available. But when a player’s college career has ended, that’s when we learn how fast he really can sprint 40 yards, the length of his right arm and the span between his right index finger and his left index finger, and how he’d answer this Wonderlic question: A boy is 17 years old and his  sister is twice as old. When he is 23 years old, what will be the age of his sister?

Rappers want to be players, and players want to be Good Morning, America co-hosts, and in the circle of life, fans want to be general managers. And if Brandin Cooks gets picked at No. 18, we all can say: “Yes, yes, we could see that during Hawaii’s game against Oregon State.”

Sure, there are the snooty types who claim they “have a life” and condemn their draftnik friends for wasting their time. The thing is, those snooty types will be the first to yell on the day of their fantasy-football draft: It’s draft day, baby!

Does this post make any sense? Probably not. That’s because I’m giddy. It’s draft day, baby!

Enjoy today’s first round, folks.


  1. leron May 8, 2014 8:19 am


  2. leron May 8, 2014 8:20 am


  3. AlaWai May 8, 2014 8:25 am


  4. Stephen Tsai May 8, 2014 8:25 am

    My son and I were two of four people watching the 10:05 p.m. showing of “Draft Day” at the Windward Mall multiplex last week Wednesday. And I’m not sure my son counted since he spent most of the movie texting his girlfriend.

  5. AlaWai May 8, 2014 8:25 am

    Traded down.

  6. Stephen Tsai May 8, 2014 8:26 am

    So, on draft day, I think every post should include an exclamation point!

  7. AlaWai May 8, 2014 8:26 am

    If I were the third pick I’d choose Kalil Mack.

  8. Stephen Tsai May 8, 2014 8:31 am

    This is a good draft for receivers, corners and QBs.

  9. NorthShoreFan May 8, 2014 8:32 am

    Guud Morning Tsaikos..bootiful day.

    ah ha!….trick question….twice as old…?!@#@??###!

  10. Papakolei-n May 8, 2014 8:32 am

    I hope the Texans don’t make the same mistake twice, by drafting a QB over Clowney! (Carr over Peppers in 2002)!

  11. NorthShoreFan May 8, 2014 8:33 am

    me hope some Warriors get an invite…

  12. Stephen Tsai May 8, 2014 8:33 am

    In contrast, the baseball draft is on the Internet, there doesn’t appear to be any limit, and the best players are exempt from the draft and can be signed as free agents.

  13. Stephen Tsai May 8, 2014 8:34 am

    It appears Tavita Woodard has the best chance to sign as a free agent.

  14. jeezy33 May 8, 2014 8:34 am

    Go Dolphins!!

  15. Stephen Tsai May 8, 2014 8:35 am

    Clowney was on Jimmy Fallon last night. He’s pretty entertaining.

  16. walter May 8, 2014 8:35 am

    Draft day, baby, yes!

    come on vikes – aaron donald or justin gilbert!

  17. jeezy33 May 8, 2014 8:35 am

    8. Very deep RB too… Not top heavy but a bunch of solid guys…

  18. jeezy33 May 8, 2014 8:36 am

    16. You guys need a QB!

  19. Brandon May 8, 2014 8:38 am

    It’s like graduation day for the talented. They will find out where they will work in their field of hard work!

  20. NorthShoreFan May 8, 2014 8:43 am

    hope some team find room for Cofer too..

  21. Inyoface. May 8, 2014 8:45 am

    Colt was a better qb than Manziel.

  22. tommui May 8, 2014 8:51 am


    Hoping Sean finds a spot!

  23. Papakolei-n May 8, 2014 8:52 am

    17. Yup got my eye on Andre Williams and depending what team he goes 2, I might just might use a 4th or 5th rnd pick on him in this years fantasy football league! 16 team league

  24. jeezy33 May 8, 2014 8:58 am

    23. Going to be a bunch of 4th and 5th round steals at RB. I think Lache Seastrunk and Terrance West are 2 other late rounders who can be steals. I still think Tre Mason is the best overall in draft.

  25. Last Call May 8, 2014 8:59 am

    Draft Day ? We talking draft beer?

  26. jeezy33 May 8, 2014 9:00 am

    Beer Draft..

  27. Stephen Tsai May 8, 2014 9:08 am

    Its Beer Draft.
    You’ve got the No. 1 pick.
    Which brew are you taking?

  28. Papakolei-n May 8, 2014 9:09 am

    24. Yup right on point jeezy, I got my eye on Mason, I think his hands are better then some WR in this draft and some of them are going to get drafted higher then Mason, just based on size and speed! I think Mason is going 2 be a PPR beast if he goes 2 the right team! Maybe say the Saints!

  29. jeezy33 May 8, 2014 9:13 am

    1st pick. Stella Artois

  30. Stephen Tsai May 8, 2014 9:18 am

    Interesting pick. A Belgium-based brew that was introduced in 1926. There’s also a football tie. An ad appeared during the Super Bowl a couple of years ago.

  31. Stephen Tsai May 8, 2014 9:18 am

    NorthShoreFan is on the clock.

  32. Roger Goodell May 8, 2014 9:22 am

    clock has expired. you lose your pick, NSF.

  33. Roger Goodell May 8, 2014 9:24 am

    way to pull a minesota Vikings.

  34. jm2375 May 8, 2014 9:27 am

    Good morning Tsaikos!

    As usual, Redskins have to wait till tomorrow to get their first pick. 🙄 They need a trade like the one in “Draft Day”.

    ST – that was the same night some of us Tsaikos saw the movie at Dole. You should’ve joined us.

    1 guess for MrsC’s pick would be for Beer Draft. 🙄

  35. gobows May 8, 2014 9:30 am


    Raider fans would argue for “just win baby!”

  36. Inyoface. May 8, 2014 9:44 am

    Red Stripe mon.

  37. Roger Goodell May 8, 2014 9:45 am

    gobows, assistant commissioner tsai did not authorize that pick. you are fined $2M for drafting out of turn.

  38. Roger Goodell May 8, 2014 9:45 am

    “Last Call” is on the clock

  39. kawika49 May 8, 2014 9:46 am

    Keystone Light, baby!

  40. jeezy33 May 8, 2014 9:46 am

    The commish is probably at breakfast so many teams picking out of order

  41. Andrew May 8, 2014 9:48 am


    Keystone Light is like the Karkov of beers

  42. A-House May 8, 2014 9:49 am

    49ers Win! 49ers Win!

    oh me dahlin, oh me dahlin

  43. kawika49 May 8, 2014 9:51 am

    #41, that’s all I can afford….lol!

  44. jeezy33 May 8, 2014 9:51 am

    41. Could have traded out of the 1st round for that pick.

  45. Andrew May 8, 2014 9:52 am

    lol Budlight ain’t that much more

  46. (Jesse)James May 8, 2014 9:59 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!! Woo Hoo…draft day!!!

    In the Beer Draft, I pick Sam Adam’s Boston Lager. 🙂

  47. walter May 8, 2014 10:05 am

    re:#18, yeah, I’d take Sean on a FA contract vs. Ponder

  48. Rodney May 8, 2014 10:14 am

    Hope my Browns take Johnny
    Football!!!!!!! Please!!!!!

  49. Stiguy808 May 8, 2014 10:21 am

    J-E-T-S, Jets, Jets, Jets!!!

  50. Stephen Tsai May 8, 2014 10:41 am

    The “commish” tried to rest his eyes for a few minutes and ended up falling asleep until now. I suck at Beer Draft.

  51. Stephen Tsai May 8, 2014 10:43 am

    Remember the days when they didn’t sell Coors here? People had to bring it back, like it was Krispy Kreme. Remember the days when people used to bring back Krispy Kreme from the mainland?

  52. Stephen Tsai May 8, 2014 10:44 am

    The best thing about following sucky teams is draft day. Baby!

  53. Richfromoc May 8, 2014 10:49 am

    Arrogant Bastard IPA!

  54. Da Punchbowl Kid May 8, 2014 10:59 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 😉

    #29 jeezy – Our great minds think like!

  55. Old School Dave May 8, 2014 11:01 am

    Though he wasn’t at Manoa for very long, but Larry Cole was a 16th round draft pick of the Dallas Cowboys back in 1968. He started his career at Air Force, but transferred to UH for one year. He later earned a degree from the “other” UH, the University of Houston.

    Golden Richards was also another “one and done” transfer for UH, after flunking out out BYU. He was a 2nd round pick of the Cowboys.


  56. Stephen Tsai May 8, 2014 11:07 am

    Whatever happened to Lowenbrau?

  57. Old School Dave May 8, 2014 11:13 am

    “Here’s to good friends, tonight is kinda special.”


  58. gobows May 8, 2014 11:16 am

    Grant’s Weis Beer!

  59. gobows May 8, 2014 11:16 am


    it went with the 80’s

  60. Lowtone123 May 8, 2014 11:17 am

    Brandin Cooks going #22 to the Eagles.

  61. Lowtone123 May 8, 2014 11:19 am

    Do they still sell Keystone Beer?

  62. Pete Jek May 8, 2014 11:27 am

    This year’s QB class is underwhelming, to say the least. They’re only in the equation in the 1st round because there are so many NFL teams desperate for a signal caller. Manziel is the most overhyped of them all. He is out of control, undisciplined, and will get injured sooner rather than later, if he plays. He doesn’t have Russell Wilson intangibles; the size to extend plays and take hits like Cam Newton; or the ability to run away from defenders like Colin Kaepernick. His production in college should be applauded, but what he did at that level will not translate to the pros. Troy Smith was a QB of similar size who won the Heisman AND a Nat’l Championship. Tim Tebow was a similarly overhyped media darling who accomplished more in the SEC. Vince Young was a better athlete at Texas and was able to will his team to a championship over Leinart and Reggie Bush. ALL of these QB’s didn’t make it in the NFL, (Vince Young is hanging by a thread as a backup). The same fate awaits Manziel.

    Teams should be mindful of recent history. Teams that overreached for QB’s in the 1st round aren’t doing so well.

  63. Don Weir May 8, 2014 11:34 am

    On Another Note
    Congratulations to Rick Blangiardi in receiving one the UH AA Distinguished Alumni Awards last evening.
    Student, player, coach, announcer, Na Koa President, and major philanthropist for UH through the years.

  64. Lowtone123 May 8, 2014 11:36 am

    Johnny Manziel…breakout or bust?

  65. Buffoman May 8, 2014 11:48 am

    Remember back when Oly and Primo dominated? You could tell as those cans were a part of a lot of those yarn knitted hats.

    Yep, I’m old.

  66. markazulu May 8, 2014 12:01 pm

    @64 Manziel I think has that IT factor but his off the field antics might get him in trouble later. I’m not so sure he can get away with what he did in college in the NFL.

  67. markazulu May 8, 2014 12:03 pm

    Since we played them this year who would you choose
    Marquisee Lee or Brandon cooks

  68. d1shima May 8, 2014 12:12 pm

    Great Afternoon All! Baby!

    So, on draft day, I think every post should include an exclamation point!

  69. d1shima May 8, 2014 12:14 pm

    My 1st round Beer Draft pick: Rogue Hazelnut Brown, baby!

  70. d1shima May 8, 2014 12:15 pm

    It seems 300 is the magic number…over 60 passes gone in 15 minutes today, baby!

  71. boolakanaka May 8, 2014 12:21 pm

    Aloha All! A few thoughts, Manziel, I am going out on the limb, but I am saying he will have a so-so career. At his size, while he was able to exploit college defenses, I am not sure he will be able to do that on a consistent basis in the NFL, year after year.

    The nature of his game is to be elusive and dynamic, but at his size and speed, he is neither Michael Vick (much slower) or RG3 (much smaller). The current NFL, e.g its speed and power on D, quickly mitigates these type of players, even RG3 had to slow it down.

    The guy I do really like is Cooks out of Oregon State, elite speed, great YAC, and you can plug him in day one as your no2 receiver.

  72. whitey May 8, 2014 1:03 pm

    and at 72 is kirin beer.

  73. whitey May 8, 2014 1:04 pm

    and 73 is me and st an trojan favorite, san miguel light

  74. whitey May 8, 2014 1:05 pm

    at 74 is alaskan lager. right col a house???

  75. whitey May 8, 2014 1:05 pm

    and 75 my favorite, NOH Ice Tea

  76. NotNasti May 8, 2014 1:11 pm

    Can we all agree to stop buying parking passes and wait until tomorrow at 12:01 p.m. (when the prices drop to their minimum price?). Reverse auctions remind me of the electronics auctions I attended on the mainland years ago. Okay decades. People would bid on a stereo item, and at the highest bid, everyone got to buy it at that price. Now if everyone agreed not to bid after the first person bid, well we’d all save a lot of money. It is true, that the crowd was made up of mostly of men wearing mullets and/or trucker hats. Now if we could all agree to not buy any passes until 12:01 p.m. this Friday, we’d all get the passes for the lowest possible price. Okay, stop whining. Time to go into Ebay mode!

  77. Stephen Tsai May 8, 2014 1:12 pm

    Not sure if Manziel will be good or not, but he’s fascinating to watch.
    At least a football player has less overall impact than a basketball player. You can miss on a Manziel or Clowney, but you’ll suffer for a while when you pass on Kevin Durant or Michael Jordan.

  78. Stephen Tsai May 8, 2014 1:12 pm

    What happened to the 80s?

  79. Stephen Tsai May 8, 2014 1:14 pm

    Then again, in 26 years and four months, I’ll be 80.

  80. jeezy33 May 8, 2014 1:20 pm

    I think Manziel has a up and down career. He’ll have his RG3 type seasons… Followed by a few injury plagued seasons…. Not comparing him to Michael Vick but I think he has a similar type career where he looks really good, and other seasons where you scratch your head…

  81. Stephen Tsai May 8, 2014 1:23 pm

    A moment of silence for Lee Marshall, the voice of Tony the Tiger.
    In his honor, my other favorite Tigers:
    > Boxer Dick Tiger
    > Tiger Woods
    > Tige Andrews (the boss from the Mod Squad)
    > Tigger
    > Mickey Lolich
    > Shaqille O’Neal
    > The Brady Bunch’s dog

  82. boolakanaka May 8, 2014 1:41 pm

    What no, McKinley Tigers??….Your Roughrider bias is showing!

  83. kifi May 8, 2014 1:55 pm

    #83 Grolsch!

  84. kifi May 8, 2014 1:56 pm

    #84 – Vailima!

  85. kifi May 8, 2014 1:57 pm

    Mickey’s Big Mouth!

  86. boolakanaka May 8, 2014 2:01 pm

    86 Saint Pauli Wahine

  87. jimmy the lock May 8, 2014 2:04 pm

    16 oz. Pabst Blue Ribbon cans, 2 hours later, string up the empty cans and make a wind chime for the front porch…yeehaw!

  88. kifi May 8, 2014 2:05 pm

    Sorry! We talking draft beer! Not beer that didn’t get drafted!

  89. kifi May 8, 2014 2:08 pm

    Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew

  90. jimmy the lock May 8, 2014 2:10 pm

    Token draft pick for cinco de mayo…Pacifico

  91. st. anthony trojan May 8, 2014 2:11 pm

    Red Horse …..?

  92. jimmy the lock May 8, 2014 2:12 pm

    Isn’t red horse a firecracker?

  93. marleysdad May 8, 2014 2:13 pm

    Trios Pistoles

  94. jimmy the lock May 8, 2014 2:14 pm

    In honor of ST’s post #81, Tiger beer.

  95. marleysdad May 8, 2014 2:15 pm

    Bud Ice….smooooth!

  96. jimmy the lock May 8, 2014 2:16 pm

    Taking a gamble and going with the Chinese connection, Tsingtao.

  97. marleysdad May 8, 2014 2:17 pm

    Clowney #1

  98. jimmy the lock May 8, 2014 2:20 pm

    Going for the big boys via Billy Dee Williams, Colt 45.

  99. jimmy the lock May 8, 2014 2:24 pm

    For the GoT fans, Ommegang

  100. jimmy the lock May 8, 2014 2:24 pm

    100 bottles of beer on the wall…

  101. boolakanaka May 8, 2014 2:27 pm

    101..for the halawa boys…Old E

  102. st. anthony trojan May 8, 2014 2:28 pm

    Here Manila ….Red Horse…..is the ….breakfast….lunch….n dinner of the poor n unfortunate who live on 2 bucks a day…the 1 liter (quart) is made to be passed around……in a group…

  103. kawika49 May 8, 2014 2:33 pm

    give me bah muy bah or tiger beer!

  104. Rodney May 8, 2014 2:33 pm

    Manziel!!!!! Please!!!!!!

  105. jimmy the lock May 8, 2014 2:36 pm


  106. jimmy the lock May 8, 2014 2:38 pm

    In honor of our great state, any beer brewed in Hawaii.

  107. jimmy the lock May 8, 2014 2:40 pm

    Bridgewater or Manziel

  108. Rodney May 8, 2014 2:41 pm

    Johnny Football!

  109. kawika49 May 8, 2014 2:42 pm

    tiger beer in a vile with 2 ice cubes is heaven!

  110. jimmy the lock May 8, 2014 2:47 pm

    Beer draft fail…$8 beer from Aloha Stadium.

  111. SteveM May 8, 2014 2:49 pm

    A&W Root beer!
    …diet 😳

  112. jimmy the lock May 8, 2014 2:51 pm

    Funny that it’s not the skinny folks who drink diet soda.

  113. gobows May 8, 2014 2:56 pm

    evans will be gone soon

  114. gobows May 8, 2014 2:58 pm

    private stock!

  115. Da Punchbowl Kid May 8, 2014 2:59 pm

    The big ole Stella Artois drafts at the Stanley… one and done!

  116. gobows May 8, 2014 2:59 pm

    tb take evans at 7

  117. gobows May 8, 2014 3:00 pm

    another trade, browns got 8 & 9?

  118. Kalani May 8, 2014 3:01 pm

    #93 – Trois Pistoles, my favorite Belgian-style. #1 draft pick for quality at a reasonable price goes to Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA. If you are on campus, first choice has to be 32-oz Rogue Dead Guy Ale.

  119. gobows May 8, 2014 3:02 pm

    another minnesota draft gaff

  120. boolakanaka May 8, 2014 3:05 pm

    Love Manny’s IPA from Georgetown Brewing Company in Seattle. Unfortunately, only sold in WA state.

  121. boolakanaka May 8, 2014 3:05 pm

    And the Manzil free-fall continues.

  122. jimmy the lock May 8, 2014 3:09 pm

    Going for the whole team, 24 bottles of Samuel Adams IPA variety pack from Costco. Comes out to $1 and change per beer!

  123. jimmy the lock May 8, 2014 3:14 pm

    In a way it’s good the further Manziel slides, then he can put on his “I’ll show you for not drafting me” act come start of NFL season.

  124. marleysdad May 8, 2014 3:23 pm

    God, I hope Dallas picks Johnny.

  125. boolakanaka May 8, 2014 3:26 pm

    One draft guru said earlier this week that Johnny is their no 1 rated player.

  126. jimmy the lock May 8, 2014 3:37 pm

    As the Manao Company would sing, “Drop baby, drop baby, drop.”

  127. gobows May 8, 2014 3:41 pm


    jerry jones said that too

  128. gobows May 8, 2014 3:53 pm

    johnny football missed the cowboy bus

  129. boolakanaka May 8, 2014 3:55 pm

    Wow, now its getting a little awkward for bruddha now.

  130. st. anthony trojan May 8, 2014 4:05 pm

    johnny n teo….high on heisman….low on draft…

  131. st. anthony trojan May 8, 2014 4:13 pm

    maybe a lesson to be learned here….if ur available 4 the draft…be sure not to
    have your own exclusive ‘pro day’ he he he….good 4 ego….bad 4 ur draft stock…

  132. jm2375 May 8, 2014 4:45 pm

    Ummmm, a little too much like the movie? 🙄

    Estrella Galicia (beer from Spain)!

  133. gobows May 8, 2014 5:00 pm

    damn, no trade by the niners.

  134. gobows May 8, 2014 5:17 pm

    wr’s marquise lee, allen robinson, cody latimer, kelvin benjamin still available.

  135. Rodney May 8, 2014 5:18 pm

    Thank you browns!!! Johnny Football!!
    Now if Max Whittex would pick The warriors!

  136. gobows May 8, 2014 5:22 pm

    niners are on the clock

  137. 3-Prong May 8, 2014 5:29 pm

    118 Kalani: just visited the Rogue Brewery in Newport Oregon this past weekend. Agree with you on the Dead Guy. Did you know there is a Double Dead Guy?

  138. 3-Prong May 8, 2014 5:32 pm

    Speaking of beer, Bridgeport IPA and Deschutes Inversion IPA are nice also. Oregon buddies introduced me to them.

  139. 3-Prong May 8, 2014 5:34 pm

    How ‘Bout Dem Cowboys!

  140. gobows May 8, 2014 5:40 pm

    jimmie ward…

  141. whitey May 8, 2014 5:46 pm

    viking fans you got a qb?????

  142. whitey May 8, 2014 5:46 pm

    3 prong, got chinook?????

  143. gobows May 8, 2014 5:56 pm

    no spoiled children taken in the 1st round (a&m qb’s excluded)

  144. d1shima May 8, 2014 6:02 pm

    Interesting that Chip Kelly passed on Manziel…again!

  145. papajoe2 May 8, 2014 6:10 pm

    Fiji’s Bitter Beer.
    And there is no “h” in Wittex.

  146. 3-Prong May 8, 2014 7:15 pm

    whitey: Got buzzed on the IPAs, got to spend good times with friends, got to see eagles, turkey buzzards, and honkers, but was only able to catch cut throat trout which were no match for salmon gear. Will get another shot in a few weeks when we go back for graduation of my #2. Conditions supposed to be better with more fish coming through.

  147. al May 8, 2014 7:43 pm

    why you guys put down Johnny football!
    dude is a first round pick, multi-millionaire, top 22, will play in the nfl, get buku bucks on endorsements, etc, etc.

    who here can lay claim to that mucj?

  148. al May 8, 2014 7:44 pm


  149. NorthShoreFan May 8, 2014 10:43 pm

    hooo..everybody drafted out….

    was waiting for the draft phone to ring and I missed my pick!…

    anyhoo, beer draft…Black and Tan…with a Arturo Fuente on the side…mmmmmm..down by the beach watching the sunset….looking for the green flash…

  150. NorthShoreFan May 8, 2014 10:44 pm


  151. Shoko May 9, 2014 6:14 am

    Think it would be interesting if Texans pick up Derek Carr today. The very team that picked his brother, David, that turned out to be one of the biggest number one draft bust in history.

  152. d1shima May 9, 2014 7:11 am

    Great Morning All!

    Jared Leaf. No one tops that one…

  153. d1shima May 9, 2014 7:12 am

    E Kala Mai.

    Ryan Leaf

    (healing thoughts for Jared Leaf)

  154. Shoko May 9, 2014 7:26 am

    JarMarcus Russell (poor work ethic) is probably the biggest bust in NFL history at Oakland. Speaking of the Raiders, there had been some interest they were interested in Carr. Think they have a fourth pick in the second round.

  155. gobows May 9, 2014 7:27 am

    Jamarcus russell took the raiders money and never showed up.

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