Draft guru is today’s show guest

Our very own Curtis Muryama was today’s guest on the Warrior Beat Show. Here are the answers to the questions he couldn’t get to on the show:

[Comment From Pauoa Boy]
Curtis, which former UH players that didn’t get drafted do you think has the
best chance of being picked up via free agency? What are the chances of Chad
Owens and Ryan Grice-Mullens, making into the NFL seeing that alot of teams
are looking for that next Wes Welker type slot and these two fit the bill.

It’s hard to get back in once your time has passed. When that happens, players might take circuitous route, such as CFL (Jeff Garcia, Doug Flutie, Warren Moon). Grice-Mullins is probably going to CFL. Chad was a guest on the show earlier and he wants to get another shot. He was doing well in the Arena League before blowing out his knee. Each year, 250 or so players get drafted, hundreds of undrafted ones get camp tryouts. That’s tough competition.

1.  madeinhawaii:
April 21st, 2009 at 11:57 am    edit

I hear the 1st pick bonuses are ridiculously high.
anybody know the signing bonuses for the first 5?

According an Internet report, the top 5 went like this:
1, Jake Long $30M guaranteed; 2, Chris Long, $29M; 3, Matt Ryan, $34M; 4, Darren McFadden, $26M; 5, Glenn Dorsey, $23M

1.  al ™:
April 21st, 2009 at 11:48 am    edit
nfl draft….
these days no one wants the first pick. especially this year since
there is no clear cut top dog. why pay 30 mil to one who may not make it past two years?    the detroit lions can even sell the first pick away.  there is a lot of talk of standardizing the first year contracts and bonuses. curtis, what is your take on creating a ceiling limit on rookie contracts?

The rookie salary ceiling was under discussion earlier and the NFL commish questioned the sanity (my word not his) of paying such a big bonus for someone who hasn’t even played an NFL down.

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I’m the cause of global warming?


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Happy birthday to the Lady in Red — Caryn Kunz Lesuma, graduate of Kahuku High and Stanford University. She’s also one of the best Advertiser singers.

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Don’t forget the big karaoke call on May 9. Two of my coworkers, Gwyn and Missy, have agreed to join us. Now, if can only get Liane to sing, too. Anyway, please join us by contacting SteveM.



  1. SteveM April 21, 2009 10:16 am

    Lurking and First?

  2. SteveM April 21, 2009 10:17 am


  3. katsa48 April 21, 2009 10:18 am

    Top 5!!

  4. Tommy April 21, 2009 10:18 am

    Happy Birthday Caryn

  5. cheepono April 21, 2009 10:18 am

    top 5

    cheepono out

  6. madeinhawaii April 21, 2009 10:19 am

    mornin’ all

  7. BIGWAVE96744 April 21, 2009 10:23 am

    Happy BDay Caryn 🙂

  8. duffer April 21, 2009 10:26 am

    Hey ST, was that you who hit that hydrant? 🙂 Or was it the A-House ohana?

  9. homey ℞ April 21, 2009 10:27 am


    roysan16 – Jack Flash gave a good post about stretching.

    Good morning people.

  10. jojo ® April 21, 2009 10:40 am

    Happy Birthday Caryn

  11. djmitcho April 21, 2009 10:40 am

    Happy Birthday Caryn

  12. chawan_cut April 21, 2009 10:42 am

    will we get an encore performance at the next KK?

  13. al ™ April 21, 2009 10:44 am


    how come you stood me up at the kapahulu jack-in-a-box?
    girl, i waited for two hours. good thing they kept changing the counter person. i managed to dine upon a half dozen of those mini burgers.

  14. duffer April 21, 2009 10:44 am


    You can’t lurk and be first! 🙂

  15. al ™ April 21, 2009 10:44 am

    oh, happy birthday caryn!

  16. Stretch April 21, 2009 10:45 am

    Happy Birthday Caryn!!

  17. Stephen Tsai April 21, 2009 10:49 am

    It was actually my tenant who hit the hydrant.
    I called the house and said: “Everybody better use the bathroom now because the water is going off.”

  18. al ™ April 21, 2009 10:50 am

    so curtis…..while we got you on the hotseat.

    who do you feel will draft veikune, ingram, and mouton? perhaps a list of your top three possibilities and why?
    does josh leonard really have a chance to be drafted?
    do you think elimimiam and a. leonard will get free agent walks?

    mahalo in advance.

  19. Stretch April 21, 2009 10:50 am

    ST – I am glad it was you, your family or the AHouse Ohana involved.

  20. Loa April 21, 2009 10:51 am

    Happy Birthday Caryn!

  21. LizKauai [iMac] UNITE AND CONQUER! April 21, 2009 10:52 am

    Hauoli Lahanau, Caryn! Hope to se you on May 9 at KK!

  22. roysan16 April 21, 2009 10:54 am

    Getting back to what Jack Flash said in #273 (prior post), I agree makes a lot of sense. And he brings up a good point. Madeinhawaii #275 added good insight, too.

    In fact, now, I can remember the first question my doctor recently asked was if I was thoroughly stretching after 1 hour walks and I said never. And he laughed and said that was my problem for stiffness in the legs and back problems etc.

    So what I did for a lifestyle change, by accident, was daily sitting on the floor cross legged, stretched out etc–reading, watching TV and eating meals, usually up to an 45 mins at a time. This works out in curbing the pain in my back. Prevents me from eating my meals too quickly. And it also gives me a spiritual uplift as I add some brief prayer, too.

    Look at the different cultures and people. And seeing how sitting on the floor each day promotes better health for them and how meals are said to be digested easier–I’d agree. Better sleeps, yes.

    How the importance of stretching more after practice for an athlete having a significant impact is something we’d never did 30 years ago. In fact, never. And I can, now, see the benefits.

    But what I might also suggests while we’re on the subject of stretching is if the players would try (or anybody that wants to alleviate stress or the rigors of a health problem) sitting on the floor daily they’ll see the benefits I see. I think sitting on the floor (just in the sitting position-crossed legged or legs extended out) induces one to becoming naturally lubricated. And stretched.

    And the best thing is that you don’t have to set aside time out of the day to do this. Just the everyday things you’d would normally do on the couch or at a dinner table try doing sitting on the floor and doing it–I’m telling you the benefits are great and it induces better health, imo.

  23. LizKauai [iMac] UNITE AND CONQUER! April 21, 2009 10:55 am

    CURTIS- Do you think the Redskins will trade Colt Brennan and a future draft pick for another QB in this draft?

  24. Caryn April 21, 2009 10:55 am

    Aww, thanks, all. I’ve officially joined the quarter-century club! And I’ll try my best to check out the KK. 😉

  25. duffer April 21, 2009 10:57 am

    quarter century….geez you could be al’s granddaughter!

  26. homey ℞ April 21, 2009 11:03 am

    duffer – She could be my daughter! Okay, I would have had to be a father at 10 years old though. 😆

  27. Stephen Tsai April 21, 2009 11:05 am

    Things I’ve done longer than Caryn’s been alive:
    • Out of high school (31 years)
    • Out of college (26 years)
    • Been married (27 years)
    • Been at the paper (28 years)
    • Weighed more than 150 (30 years) …

  28. homey ℞ April 21, 2009 11:10 am

    Wow ST! I’ve been over 150 lbs. just this past year!

  29. Stephen Tsai April 21, 2009 11:12 am

    I’ve lined up two coworkers — Gwyn and Missy — for karaoke night.

  30. A-House April 21, 2009 11:13 am


    You missed my post – 49ers going draft Sanchez and trade him to Washington for Colt and a future #2 draft pick.

  31. A-House April 21, 2009 11:14 am

    WOW, ST, that water gyser must have been a “REALLY BIG SHOW” ( late Ed Sullivan).

  32. Sandee Oshiro April 21, 2009 11:22 am

    Please send in questions for Curtis Murayama on the NFL draft. We’ll copy them over for Leila to read on the show. Thanks!

  33. al ™ April 21, 2009 11:29 am

    roysan16….i just went back to the last post.
    no, i am not the “ombudsman”, but, thanks for the compliment.

  34. al ™ April 21, 2009 11:31 am

    st’s post:
    I’m the cause of global warming?


    no wonder it gets hot at the cc’, kk’s, and tailgaters.

  35. al ™ April 21, 2009 11:33 am

    Stephen Tsai:

    April 21st, 2009 at 11:12 am
    I’ve lined up two coworkers — Gwyn and Missy — for karaoke night.

    st….this just doesn’t sound right. no what i mean?

  36. madeinhawaii April 21, 2009 11:34 am


    NFL like practice might also mean that the 1st team gets the vast majority of reps and the 2nd and 3d team get much much less. This works if no one gets injured, but backfires on you if your 1st team guy gets dinged and your 2nd team guy folds under pressure. Also practice squads = scout teams AND, to protect their investment, there are limited contact drills, especially for the 1st team players.

  37. al ™ April 21, 2009 11:34 am


    are you forgetting that we are the same age?


    April 21st, 2009 at 10:57 am
    quarter century….geez you could be al’s granddaughter!

  38. Stephen Tsai April 21, 2009 11:38 am

    Did you get to see the picture?

  39. da princess' classmate April 21, 2009 11:39 am

    what do you expect the phins to do? many prognosticators have them going offensive skill position, mainly WR’s such as Hakeem Nicks or a DHB or Kenny Britt. Do you see them going WR in the 1st round and does this effect our very own DBess (i’m thinking not so much since he’s more of a slot guy). thanks

  40. duffer April 21, 2009 11:40 am

    are you forgetting that we are the same age?

    I thought you were a year older. Me and Koakane are the same age.

  41. homey ℞ April 21, 2009 11:42 am


    In your 3+ decades of evaluating the NFL draft, which one stands out as the best?

  42. al ™ April 21, 2009 11:44 am

    you know you sound like the “ombudsman”.

    but, i look five years younger than you guys. in fact all my clients think that i am ten years younger than i am. well, the visually impaired ones that is.

  43. Jack Flash April 21, 2009 11:44 am

    Does anyone know what time the UH Baseball game is on today? Is it only radio broadcast, or will there be an online feed somewhere?

  44. al ™ April 21, 2009 11:48 am

    nfl draft….
    these days no one wants the first pick. especially this year since there is no clear cut top dog.

    why pay 30 mil to one who may not make it past two years?
    the detroit lions can’t even sell the first pick away.

    there is a lot of talk of standardizing the first year contracts and bonuses.
    curtis, what is your take on creating a ceiling limit on rookie contracts?

  45. COPO April 21, 2009 11:49 am

    Question for Curtis: What do you hear about the draftable players with Hawaii ties, Afalava, Maiava, Unger. Question about USC islanders from CA, Maualuga and Moala, what do you hear about these two guys, 1st and 2nd rounds respectively?

  46. da princess' classmate April 21, 2009 11:49 am

    bball game 3:30 iirc

  47. al ™ April 21, 2009 11:49 am

    the detroit lions can’t even sell the first pick away.

    sorry about that

  48. A-House April 21, 2009 11:56 am


    That is neat – thought it may have been Midori7 as she leaves home about that time, but since no call, I rested easy.

    Hope your tenant was not injured.

  49. madeinhawaii April 21, 2009 11:57 am

    I hear the 1st pick bonuses are ridiculously high.
    anybody know the signing bonuses for the first 5?

  50. SteveM April 21, 2009 11:59 am

    ST — what work does Gwyn and Missy do at the ‘Tiser? Last person you brought to a Karaoke Call turned out to be a PowderPuff…

    duffer — you are closer to my age then, since I am not as old as Al… 🙂

  51. LK April 21, 2009 12:00 pm


    Is that the first time you got photo credit on a news article?

  52. al ™ April 21, 2009 12:05 pm

    mih….1st pick is 30 mil contract. thereafter, it drops considerably.

    what gets me is that, where else are they going to play for even half the money?????

    the nfl is hostage by its own system.

  53. mctruck April 21, 2009 12:12 pm

    O.K., O.K., ……I give up!!!, I’ll sign up for half what they giving the 1st pick; I’ll just make do. bwaaaahahaha!!

  54. da princess' classmate April 21, 2009 12:12 pm

    imho, aaron curry is going to team up w/ either ernie sims, pisa, or derrick johnson to form a pretty formidable LB crew for one of those lucky franchises.

  55. mctruck April 21, 2009 12:15 pm

    speaking of the princess!!??..she looks prettier by the day…ST, you lucky dog you!!!

  56. da princess' classmate April 21, 2009 12:16 pm

    forgot to add in, it’d be nice to give pisa that type of help, but my rams are probably gonna go OT instead..

  57. hubby April 21, 2009 12:21 pm

    princess, beautiful as ever, mahalo for making the show ‘palatable’; ST, nice shirt, and Curtis, ‘on it like a hornet’ as usual

    mahalo guys

    Imua Warriors
    Imusa Wildcats

  58. BG April 21, 2009 12:27 pm

    roysan16 (#22)

    Great info/advice on the sitting and stretching. I’ll corroborate what Jack Flash said about latest research on warming up. Most effective seems to be dynamic stretching by gradually warming up the muscle groups you are going to be using. I.E. “do the activity you’re going to be doing” for the warm up. As the muscle warms up, the internal resistance of the muscle decreases and the muscle stretches easier and faster.

    If track coaches are forced to choose between stretching before or after a workout, everyone I know would choose AFTER. That’s because the muscles shorten and compact to protect themselves from the running and jumping. Afterwards, it’s good to stretch them out (esp quads) to increase the blood flow through the muscle which encourages quicker recovery/healing.


  59. BG April 21, 2009 12:29 pm


    What’s your guess for the Redskins first two picks?

  60. BG April 21, 2009 12:31 pm

    Which position(s) is the draft strongest this year? Weakest?

  61. A-House April 21, 2009 12:35 pm

    Princess Leila:

    Good move, very sneaky and quick I might add, to move the mike closer to ST and Curtis – could hardly hear Stephen.

  62. HawaiianKiko(Chief Lurker) April 21, 2009 12:38 pm

    great interview Curtis….Happy Birthday Caryn $$$$

  63. homey ℞ April 21, 2009 12:40 pm

    As Stretch would say, BUSTED! 😆

  64. al ™ April 21, 2009 12:47 pm

    ditto #63



  65. jojo ® April 21, 2009 12:50 pm

    uhhh al, oopsie…sorry about standing you up…I got stuck eating a plate lunch

  66. jm2375 April 21, 2009 12:51 pm

    Happy Birthday Caryn, the newlywed!!

  67. homey ℞ April 21, 2009 12:51 pm

    So can we say, hubby did an al?

  68. Stephen Tsai April 21, 2009 12:55 pm

    For those who asked, posted co-workers’ pix up above.

  69. LizKauai [iMac] UNITE AND CONQUER! April 21, 2009 1:07 pm

    I guess I needed that nap!
    Woke up just in time to catch the replay.

    A House- gomen. I did not see your comment about Colt’s “trade” 😉

    Today is a Holy Day. Gotta leave for Lihue pretty soon.

  70. Rob25 April 21, 2009 1:11 pm

    Saturday, May 9, 2009
    7:00 PM – 12:00 AM
    Krazy Karaoke (1308 Young Street, Honolulu)

    We have the big (green) room at Krazy Karaoke for up to 55 people.

    Please join us in welcoming home Frank25 as he enjoys a little vacation from his deployment to Iraq/Kuwait!

    In addition, we would like to take the opportunity to celebrate some of the numerous May birthday babies! (Jason, Peaches, Brie, d1shima, Mrs. Longtimeuhfan to name a few)

    Feature performances by: (hopefully)

    J(J) – Ventura Highway
    UHFan808 – Funky Cold Medina
    Pride – One In A Million
    Addahknowjoe – Me & Mrs. Jones
    UHFan808 & Lefty – Tricky
    Plus many, many more!

    • $15 per person for the room/karaoke
    • BYOB
    • Bring food/goodies (like indoor tailgate)

    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

    Please continue to RSVP on the blog or email SteveM.

    Continually updated Karaoke Call info and pot luck contributions in the Events Calendar section at:

    Current count = 41

  71. Rob25 April 21, 2009 1:12 pm

    Happy Birthday Caryn!!

  72. d1島 April 21, 2009 1:15 pm

    Happy Birthday Caryn!

    Look forward to seeing you at the KK….I think last time I neglected to introduce myself…gomenna-tsai!

  73. d1島 April 21, 2009 1:20 pm

    Will catch the replay later….

    …was too busy marveling at “hubby’s” new haircut 😆

  74. d1島 April 21, 2009 1:22 pm

    …so at what point will the blog host start inviting selected blog readers to HA functions?

  75. homey ℞ April 21, 2009 1:22 pm

    d1 – You should get the same haircut too!

  76. addahknowjoe April 21, 2009 1:23 pm


    For real?

    Get outta hea!!!

  77. d1島 April 21, 2009 1:25 pm


    ….at “half off” rates!


  78. Colomaohana April 21, 2009 1:26 pm

    Howzit, gang! Neva’ see you guys and gals long time!

    Rob25, can’t wait for the 9th…..

  79. LizKauai [iMac] UNITE AND CONQUER! April 21, 2009 1:28 pm



    “Be kind,” Colt Brennan said on Saturday, after we had spent a few minutes discussing the NFL Draft. “Don’t throw me under the bus.”

    So let me say this up front: take all that follows with a grain of salt. We were just two sports fans at a hockey game, discussing the NFL between periods. But I was asking the football players in attendance whether they were excited to watch the draft this weekend. Here’s the short answer: “No.”

    “I never watch that stuff,” Brennan said. “I fell asleep last year. I don’t have a lot of respect for the NFL draft, to be honest with you, because of my experience. I think what’s more important is what happens after the draft. That’s what I care about. I just don’t have a lot of respect for the NFL draft process. Obviously something’s not right, because they make a lot of mistakes, year-in and year-out.”

    Wow. Strong words, no?

    “I don’t care,” he said. “It’s the truth. I don’t ever have to go through it ever again.”

  80. homey ℞ April 21, 2009 1:32 pm

    Big C – It’s a good thing because I just got over my nightmares since the last KK.

  81. Rob25 April 21, 2009 1:42 pm

    Homey only had nightmares because he had to be DD for KK! He wanted to get wasted doing shots all night!

  82. Colomaohana April 21, 2009 1:43 pm

    Nightmares?! WTH??? Thats what happens when you drink too much…

  83. SteveM April 21, 2009 1:44 pm

    Don’t forget the big karaoke call on May 9. Two of my coworkers, Gwyn and Missy, have agreed to join us. Now, if can only get Liane to sing, too. Anyway, please join us by contacting SteveM.

    ST — does this imply Liane is attending also? Will take Caryn’s “try my best” as a YES since she has attended before… 😛

  84. Colomaohana April 21, 2009 1:44 pm

    How you got sucka’d into THAT, homes?? Sheeesh….I’d never promise such a silly thing….


  85. Colomaohana April 21, 2009 1:46 pm

    Since you here, SteveM: I bringing those white chocolate pretzels and sumtin’ else……don’t know what, but sumtin’ goooooood……

  86. homey ℞ April 21, 2009 1:48 pm

    I drank only 6 beers so I was ok. The funny part was when me, Koakane, and (J)J met Pride. afterwards!!!

  87. homey ℞ April 21, 2009 1:49 pm

    Big C – Just don’t bring that time of the month!

    Time to head off to Waipahuuuuuu!

  88. Colomaohana April 21, 2009 1:51 pm

    Why Waipahuuuuuuu????

  89. homey ℞ April 21, 2009 1:52 pm

    Okay, Waipahu. There, better?

  90. Colomaohana April 21, 2009 1:55 pm

    yeah, what? eating again????

  91. homey ℞ April 21, 2009 1:56 pm

    Yep, okay bye.

  92. (Jesse)James April 21, 2009 1:58 pm

    Good afternoon gang….

    Happy Birthday Caryn!!!

    Gotta agree with post #63…MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    Rob25, wait, homey was the DD…I thought it was KK??? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    Big C….continued prayers for you and your ohana….take time out for yourself as well….

  93. Colomaohana April 21, 2009 2:01 pm

    Oh yes, homey…can’t be late for kau kau time, right???? Boy, you make like you starvin’ or sumtin……

    No worry JJ, I will, eventually…..Thanks, eh! I posted some updates on the pink side….

  94. roysan16 April 21, 2009 2:03 pm

    Very informative interview with Curtis. He shared his perspectives on the up and coming draft. But beyond his picks he shed some info on how he derived at his picks, like talking to NFL scouts and people in the know, reading off the internet, watching and listening to mock draft shows; and mostly personal observation. This is another interviewee that you’d could listen to all day, and not be bored. Because it’s that interesting.

    Where others may have been ingesting all the football talk on today’s show, I was taking in on how affable Curtis was. And how personable Leila and ST are. Don’t get me wrong, I followed the football talk, but the show is so pleasing to the sensory perceptions. And this is comforting and entertaining to me as I take in what I see and hear. Maybe it’s the contrasts in appearances I see in Leila and ST that adds to the show. I think, for one is so elegant in appearance, like a swan. With tell tale signs of innocences and demureness. And the other, not meaning to sound mocking, more in the lines of looking like a ugly duckling, especially when seated next to someone so beautiful. Sorry, it’s just the first things that comes to mind when I see them doing the show. Yet they blend together. And I think it affects the show in a positive way. Add to this the exchanges of wittiness between the two and it’s easy see how a fan club can be developing…or eventually more and more viewers to the show.

    Looking back at past shows, and they’re indeed are getting better and better, but take a look at how comfortable the guests are and how freely they answer the questions. If the litmus test is how the guest are happy,comfortable and affable while they’re doing the video chats then it reflects on great job that ST and Leila are doing. And the guests, how I see it, are having a great time on the show and are imparting a lot of information that, we, the audience have a yearning for. So thank you for another great show, Leila and ST.

  95. warriorfanny2 April 21, 2009 2:06 pm

    Winkles Field-Packard Stadium at Brock Ballpark, home of Arizona State baseball since 1974, is one of the nation’s most beautiful collegiate ballparks. Known for its wonderful aesthetic features, the outfield wall is lined with palm trees, and just beyond the right-field fence is the award-winning Karsten Golf Course.
    In left field, sparkling Tempe Town Lake and the Tempe construction boom is visible. In the distance, the Superstition Mountains offer a picturesque backdrop. But for every bit of beauty that envelops the facility, there is an equal dose of tradition.

    The facility is the home of two national championship teams and 14 NCAA regional tournaments. Arizona State’s all-time record at Packard is 894-257-1, for a winning percentage of .776. Last season, ASU was 26-6 at home and over the last five seasons, ASU has won over 80% of its games at home.

    Dimensions of Packard are 338 feet down the lines, 368 feet in the power alleys and 395 to straightaway center. The fence is 10 feet high. Located five feet beyond the center-field wall is the “Green Monster,” a 30-foot-high batting eye. Only 18 players have ever hit a home run over the Monster.

    With a capacity of over 4,000, Packard has more than 3,000 permanent seats in the main grandstand. Field-level box seats are also available behind home plate. The remaining seats are located on popular grass berms, which run down the first-base and third-base line. Berm seating offers outstanding views of the game and provides fans with a different way to watch and enjoy the game.

    In 1995, the Sports Turf Manager Association awarded groundskeeper Brian Johnson and Packard Stadium Field of the Year honors. In addition, a 2003 coaches survey published in Baseball America ranked ASU’s baseball facilities among the Top 15 in the nation.

    Over the years Packard has received numerous upgrades, including a practice infield (1997) and indoor hitting facility (1998). The practice infield was donated by the Arizona Diamondbacks and offers a full size infield that is used for various defensive, bunting and baserunning drills. The 6,000 square foot hitting facility was provided by a private donation and includes 5 batting cages and a separate area for speed and movement exercises. A new Daktronics scoreboard was installed in left-center field in 1999 and is fully equipped for graphics, animation and messages on its matrix board.

    Just before the 2003 season, ASU installed a brand new playing surface featuring major league quality drainage and irrigation systems. The playing surface consists of tiff green grass in the infield and Bermuda grass in the outfield. The dirt portion of the infield is crushed red brick, which can be found at many major league stadiums. The playing surface is annually referred to as one of the nation’s best.

    A new players’ facility, opened in August 2004, includes a clubhouse and a state-of-the-art sports medicine facility. The clubhouse also includes a video room, study area and meeting room.
    Head Coach Pat Murphy also had an office constructed that is located on the terrace level of the new clubhouse.

    Packard’s existence was made possible through a gift to Arizona State University from Guthrie and Peter Packard. Both are alumni of ASU, and the stadium is a tribute to their late father, William Guthrie Packard, a prominent member of the publishing industry for many years. Mr. Packard served the Shephard Company for 51 years, rising from sales representative to President and Chairman of the Board. He was also active in various community and church affairs in Colorado and Arizona.

  96. Rob25 April 21, 2009 2:11 pm

    Coloma…Yum, I will make sure that I get at least one of those pretzel things…they were soooooo good!

  97. al ™ April 21, 2009 2:13 pm

    somebody please tell roysan he is not going to get any colt brennan autographed helmet for sucking up to the blog host and editor.

  98. al ™ April 21, 2009 2:16 pm

    roysan….i am glad you have a sense of humor.

  99. al ™ April 21, 2009 2:17 pm

    wow….i just saw the picture. hey, if liane comes too i just might make it to the kk.

  100. Colomaohana April 21, 2009 2:17 pm

    Rob: No worry!!! I make secret stash fo’ you, k??

  101. Hawaiianbod April 21, 2009 2:22 pm

    Hey…what happened to Gwen’s pic?!?!?! :mr green:

  102. Hawaiianbod April 21, 2009 2:24 pm

    Happy bday Caryn 🙂

  103. warriorfanny2 April 21, 2009 2:40 pm

    Sundevils just swept Stanford and hold a 3 1/2 game lead in PAC 10 standings.
    watchout for Jason Kipnis, .410, 10 HRs, 50 RBIs, you’ll be seeing the Kentucky transfer in the majors.

  104. Maverick April 21, 2009 2:45 pm

    Aurtit’y Lets get ready for some Hawaii baseball in 100 deg. temps and 4% humidity in Tempe.
    Let go Bows!

  105. warriorfanny2 April 21, 2009 2:46 pm

    It’s been a down year for the Pac-10 — the conference is typically in contention to send five teams to the field of 64, but this year they’ll be hard-pressed to match that number. And unless one of the middle-of-the-pack Pac-10 teams gets hot down the stretch, they could get only two teams.
    ASU, Oregon State….and maybe USC.

  106. madeinhawaii April 21, 2009 2:52 pm

    Whoa.. those top five draft pick signing bonuses at the top are pretty steep.

  107. roysan16 April 21, 2009 3:11 pm


    it does look obvious, doesn’t it–I agree

    but you know me by now, I’m an independent thinker

    and i can paint pictures people can appreciate

    and conversely, too, I can paint ones they don’t want to see.

    what you’ve learned, though, is that there’s no deviation in what I see

    or the pictures I paint.

    so dey yo go

    ’nuff said.

  108. al ™ April 21, 2009 3:29 pm

    roysan…..you need to show up at the next cattle call. should be fun.

  109. Stephen Tsai April 21, 2009 3:29 pm

    Gwyn said her pic looks “bad” and she didn’t want it posted.

  110. midori7 April 21, 2009 3:29 pm

    Good luck to the Baseball Bows in Arizona!

    Will miss hearing Don Robbs’ voice, but will be interesting to hear what the ASU’s announcers say about us.

    warriorfanny2: thanks for the ASU ballpark info

  111. Stephen Tsai April 21, 2009 3:30 pm

    I guess you folks will have to see her in person.

  112. SteveM April 21, 2009 3:31 pm

    al ™:
    April 21st, 2009 at 2:17 pm
    wow….i just saw the picture. hey, if liane comes too i just might make it to the kk.

    Based on past Karaoke call attendance data, I have Caryn = yes, Al = no.

  113. PONO April 21, 2009 3:31 pm

    Wow Missy is a looker, are you trying to increase numbers to the Karaoke events. If I didn’t live in the mainland I’d be there to mingle with the beautiful wahines.

  114. Jack Flash April 21, 2009 3:35 pm

    Game on- Go Bows!

  115. al ™ April 21, 2009 3:38 pm


    play nicely.

    i did make one kk or was that two?

  116. Pride. April 21, 2009 3:39 pm

    Happy Birthday Caryn?

  117. al ™ April 21, 2009 3:40 pm

    jumpin jack flash is a gas

    sorry, everytime i see that guy’s name mick jagger pops up in my mind with that song.

  118. Pride. April 21, 2009 3:41 pm

    Caryn Kunz Lesuma? Wasn’t there two football players from Washington State with the same last name? Wonder if Caryn’s husband is related?

  119. Lucia Soaps | Design | Tech | Culture April 21, 2009 3:45 pm

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  120. Hawaiianbod April 21, 2009 3:50 pm

    howzit pride! looooong time bo see.

  121. Pride. April 21, 2009 3:50 pm

    Lucia Soaps. SteveM wants to know from what part of the world do you reside?

  122. Pride. April 21, 2009 3:51 pm

    How you HawaiianBod? Hope to see you on the ninth of May?

  123. Hawaiianbod April 21, 2009 3:52 pm


  124. Pride. April 21, 2009 3:53 pm

    Lucia Soaps, you comin to the KK on the ninth? No shame now, everybody is invited. Even Al is coming.

  125. NYUH April 21, 2009 3:54 pm

    No practice today?

  126. Pride. April 21, 2009 3:55 pm

    HB, if no can come, then I see you next time. I like hear you sing.

  127. Hawaiianbod April 21, 2009 3:56 pm

    ST – lol. …too late as i’ve already made her pic as my screen saver. hehehehe. nah nah. j/k. 🙂

  128. Pride. April 21, 2009 3:57 pm

    I think got practice tomorrow. I know that at least two Tsai-kos goin’ be there. I hope they have room under their tree, I goin’ sit by them tomorrow.

  129. Hawaiianbod April 21, 2009 4:01 pm

    pride – i no can sing, but i do enjoy your ‘barry white – ladies gasping, hotel key-throwing’ voice.

  130. MeiLing April 21, 2009 4:02 pm

    Happy birthday, Caryn!

  131. al ™ April 21, 2009 4:05 pm

    rare form today eh?
    pride. i am speaking to you.

    practice? maybe you should volunteer some time with the oline coach.

  132. curveball April 21, 2009 4:05 pm

    Practice Wed..I’ll be there… SJ, I will bring the flash drive..hahaha

  133. hubby April 21, 2009 4:07 pm

    Steve M.,

    May 9th is a confirmed date for Bulla & Co., for the KK. I will probably bring the Beast, last night home before returning to Americal for summer school and training.

    i will spread the word to the ‘bombers’, they will probably be doing a training mission before then……


  134. d1島 April 21, 2009 4:09 pm

    OK…who wants to break the bad news to Lyn’s “hubby”? 🙄

  135. wafan April 21, 2009 4:09 pm

    Happy birthday Caryn!

  136. Jack Flash April 21, 2009 4:13 pm

    Al- that’s my theme song. Hahaha…

  137. Pride. April 21, 2009 4:13 pm

    Al no need. O-Line coach already spent a whole lunch period with Kokane. Koakane gave him some tips on improving techniques and schemes of the O-line. KK shared with him how he shoud work their basic fundamentals everyday all throughout the season. KK said that Gordie was very attentive and receptive to his mana’o. O-Line going be 100% better now. No sacks in 2009.

  138. Hawaiianbod April 21, 2009 4:14 pm

    hey ‘hubby’ how’s the ‘muu muu’ lady?!?!

  139. Kekoa April 21, 2009 4:18 pm

    For the Tsaiko’s planning on coming early for Breakfast on Saturday. The menu items available:

    ~ Eggs ‘n Portuguese sausage from Maui. Would have been eggs from Hilo, but BHF2 wen strangle doze birds!

    ~ Blood Sausage for Rob25 will prolly be turned down, so first come….

    ~ Animal parts of all shapes ‘n sizes for the grill.

    ~ Homemade Corn bread baked by Mrs. SailorBlue.

    ~ Plans are in the works for Guri-Guri to be served to the lucky first t-gators to arrive in time. Jason…here’s your chance!

    Of course there will be the usual array of sushi’s and other delicacies to choose from. Just come on down to celebrate our 1st t-gate of the year, and re-new old friendships. It’s also a good time to make new ones, and bitchslap those trouble makers who been pickin’ on you via the blog!

  140. al ™ April 21, 2009 4:18 pm

    i guess he is married and therefore, a hubby too.

    oh,oh, oh, my sides are aching so much.

  141. Da Instagata April 21, 2009 4:19 pm

    eh, check your name. bwhahahahaha.

  142. al ™ April 21, 2009 4:21 pm

    #137 i can just picture him, kk, trying to coach the coach. with all his serious intentions.


  143. Pride. April 21, 2009 4:23 pm

    I wonder if Coach Gordie could hear through the Damien tract pidgin’ accent.

  144. Ralph April 21, 2009 4:23 pm

    Pride the tree trunk is there but the top is bolohead….no shade

  145. NEO April 21, 2009 4:24 pm

    anybody know the score of the Baseball game today?

  146. Maverick April 21, 2009 4:25 pm

    1- 0 hawaii bottom of the 4th

  147. Pride. April 21, 2009 4:26 pm


    April 21st, 2009 at 4:23 pm
    Pride the tree trunk is there but the top is bolohead….no shade

    That’s okay Ralph, main thing is I’m not bolohead.

  148. Da Punchbowl Kid April 21, 2009 4:28 pm

    Hey Y’all!

    Interesting meeting this morning with a guy I had never met before today. He’s a manager at one of Honolulu’s most noted companies. Turns out he’s a blogger here! He didn’t give me his nic, I gave him mine and he still didn’t kick me out of his office! 😆

    Any whoo, he said he loves the blog and ST’s great “insider” tidbits. This shout out is for you Mr. “Mystery Nic”.

  149. NYUH April 21, 2009 4:28 pm

    Can’t blame Colt for being bitter about the draft. Must have been gut-wrenching. Glad the ‘skins are saying they are going give him a good look this year.

  150. Da Punchbowl Kid April 21, 2009 4:30 pm

    UH is playin’ ASU pretty tough so far…

  151. Da Punchbowl Kid April 21, 2009 4:32 pm

    We need for Garret or Jason to give us an analysis of how many recent top draft picks actually end up being worth their huge signing bonuses…

  152. warriorfanny2 April 21, 2009 4:34 pm

    Young Kolt extends hitting streak 2 12 GAMES.

    Bowz 1-0 bottom 1.

  153. warriorfanny2 April 21, 2009 4:34 pm

    excusehaw 1-0 bottom 5.

  154. Jack Flash April 21, 2009 4:36 pm

    Why in the world did the coach pull Little after 3 perfectly pitched innings? Must be saving him for the weekend or something.

  155. curveball April 21, 2009 4:43 pm

    2-1 AZ

  156. al ™ April 21, 2009 4:47 pm

    jack….more important for them to win the wac games. i am sure each one is on a limited pitch count today.

  157. al ™ April 21, 2009 4:49 pm

    dpk….why bother?
    why go through all that trouble if you aren’t going to share with everyone who this guy is?

    i tell you bro, you gotta stop eating those veggie burgers and eat some real meat.

  158. SteveM April 21, 2009 4:49 pm

    Hmmmm…that’s 3 making the infamous blog “Maryann(e) Slip” now… 😛

  159. Jack Flash April 21, 2009 4:50 pm

    al- got it. Still, i’d like to see them give their best against a Pac-10 powerhouse team. Actually, pitching has still been ok. Defense on the otherhand…

  160. warriorfanny2 April 21, 2009 4:51 pm

    devils w 3 in the bottom 5.
    Jesse Moore mixing it good, but McD is sleeping.
    Bowz are 4-9 trailin after 5.
    3-1 ASU. top 6. vinnie, kolt n McD.

  161. Committed Road Warrior April 21, 2009 4:54 pm

    Just got up from an early evening nap.

    High temperatures hit 101 degrees here in the desert today, so that’s why I’m here at home and not rooting on the BaseBows at Packard Stadium.

    I can barely catch the station the game’s on (AM 1060), so I’m stuck listening to 1420’s online feed. Miss Don Robbs, but Tim Healy, the voice of the Sun Devils, isn’t a bad substitute, IMO.

  162. warriorfanny2 April 21, 2009 4:58 pm

    second time in two games kolt is given bunt sign w 2 outs….the kid is hot, wazzup?

    Looks like coach Trapasso is using this game to mold his team.
    3-1 ASU bottom 6.

  163. chawan_cut April 21, 2009 5:05 pm

    dang…. i might miss the next karaoke kall now. work calls me off again.

  164. Jack Flash April 21, 2009 5:09 pm

    top of the 7th now, 3-1 ASU- time to wake up those bats!

  165. Da Punchbowl Kid April 21, 2009 5:24 pm


    I don’t think he wanted his name mentioned here. Or his company.

  166. Da Punchbowl Kid April 21, 2009 5:28 pm


    No beef. No pork. No fun… 🙁 That’s life, I guess. I eat a little of both sometimes when I really get a craving.

  167. Da Instagata April 21, 2009 5:28 pm

    then why mention it in the first place?!?! duh!!!

  168. Committed Road Warrior April 21, 2009 5:28 pm

    Oh well.

    On to Las Cruces.

  169. koakane™ April 21, 2009 5:29 pm

    my ears was burning so I am here. first to say the oline with be much improved for the 09 season. no matta if its pigeon, chinese or pocho if the oline cuts down on sacks they improved. the talk story was all good.

    uh down 5-1 bottom of seventh. asu player just hit opposite field hr. pitcher number 6 change. asu has almost hit for the cycle while uh looking like getting out for the cycle. another double 6-1.

  170. (Jesse)James April 21, 2009 5:31 pm

    Maryanne??? Whose bringing brownies????

  171. koakane™ April 21, 2009 5:34 pm

    kden sun devils winning by a bunch so turning off the radio. asu has now hit for the cycle and batted around. nuff already.

  172. d1島 April 21, 2009 5:37 pm

    WAC wins good but RPI could be important, too…at this point, probably moot point.

    I wonder why I bothered to mention it?


  173. koakane™ April 21, 2009 5:37 pm

    hey zesus how you?

  174. (Jesse)James April 21, 2009 5:37 pm

    KK…you sure only your ears were burning??? LMAO

  175. d1島 April 21, 2009 5:38 pm

    Hmmm…hope margin of victory (or loss) not factored in too much fo’ RPI.

  176. Committed Road Warrior April 21, 2009 5:41 pm


    Did that fifteen minutes ago.

    Would rather have the ‘Bows focus on the WAC. Getting a win from ASU would have been nice, but its only a single game. Stats buffs keeping track of UH’s RPI probably won’t see much of a change from this single game. It’s the four game series against NMSU that’s more important.

  177. Committed Road Warrior April 21, 2009 5:49 pm

    d1 #175:

    Unless the baseball RPI formula has changed, margin of victory (loss) isn’t considered.

  178. (Jesse)James April 21, 2009 5:51 pm

    KK talking bubbles again….who’s zesus??? MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  179. Committed Road Warrior April 21, 2009 5:55 pm

    College Baseball RPI Formula:

    RPI = (.25 × WP) + (.50 × OWP) + (.25 × OOWP) + Bonus – Penalty

    WP—winning percentage
    OWP—opponent’s winning percentage (average)
    OOWP—opponents opponent’s winning percentage (average)

    Bonus and Penalty formulas are like Col. Sanders’ secret recipe. Who knows how they are calculated?

  180. d1島 April 21, 2009 5:57 pm

    Thanks CRW.

  181. madeinhawaii April 21, 2009 6:09 pm

    Hopefully, the Bows will take tonight’s game … brush it off and use it to motivate them against Nevada with a vengance.

  182. madeinhawaii April 21, 2009 6:14 pm

    Oops! Make that NaMaSU.

  183. koakane™ April 21, 2009 6:16 pm

    (Jesse)James: April 21st, 2009 at 5:51 pm KK talking bubbles again….who’s zesus??? MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    roflmao when your fbook “What Greek Goddess are you?” said were Zesus

  184. warriorfanny2 April 21, 2009 6:16 pm

    NMS has 4 hitters in the top WAC-10 in BA, hits, runs, HRs and RBIs.
    We are going to need a strong effort from Garcia, Montplaisir, VanDoornum, Chavalier, Johnson and Morford.
    Also, CT has been using Kevin Fujii in the second game of DHs to relieve Hernandez.
    Against SAC, Landon did not DH.
    He has 3rd best BA, so I hope CT was just giving others a look….we need all our hitters in the NMS series.

  185. koakane™ April 21, 2009 6:19 pm

    just turned on radio to find out what the score was and crap worst than before.

    dinna so outta here, what shinto tei bwhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  186. warriorfanny2 April 21, 2009 6:24 pm

    Our ticket to the dance is winning the WAC tournament.
    Finishing #1 in the regular season is important for seeding.

    While this game against ASU will go against Hawaii in the rankings and for regional-host consideration, the WAC prize is priority. Still, our effort today does underscore our hitting vulnerabilities when our pitching goes south.
    Bows maybe a WAC conference contender but not made of regional-busting stuff.

  187. warriorfanny2 April 21, 2009 6:38 pm

    Positive stuff:
    bowz continue to be aggressive at the plate as evidenced by the low pitch count by ASU throwers–we are continuing to attack the ball. IMO, that is the formula to get it kickin.

    Trap had an opportunity to work his pitchers against a top team.
    He is a good pitching coach w great instincts and Im sure todays game will help his evaluation for the NMS series.

    The drubbin humbles the bows, gives CT an opportunity to get their attention and refocus on basics.

    Lets play bigball in Las Cruces—Jubo be there!

  188. Garret April 21, 2009 7:35 pm

    Pretty cool that UH is one of 4 schools mentioned that have had more NFL draft picks over the past 4 years than many BCS conference schools. This fits in with the info on the WB show today.

    Non-BCS schools like BYU (20), Utah (19), Fresno State (17) and Hawaii (17) have churned out more NFL picks since 2000 then many of its major conference counterparts.

  189. Garret April 21, 2009 7:36 pm

    That should be 9 years, not 4.

  190. Patios gold coast April 21, 2009 7:38 pm

    Belated happy birthday.

  191. Garret April 21, 2009 7:40 pm

    Silverado High School (UH is very familiar with this school!) has a good LB recruit, but unfortunately he’s leaning to BYU now. He hasn’t been hearing from UH at all…but I thought I’d post this because UH might take a look at him in the near future.

    BYU, as well as other MWC and Pac-10 schools, are still courting one of the top linebackers out of Las Vegas, Kyle Anderson.

    BYU, UNLV, Utah and Oregon State are the four universities that have been actively recruiting Anderson. However, three new universities have tossed their recruiting hats in the ring.

    “Since the last time we’ve talked, there have been quite a few schools that I’ve been hearing from,” Anderson said. “I’ve now received handwritten letters from both the University of Nevada and Wyoming, and [Arizona State] has also become interested in me, so those are the three new schools that are also interested and have been looking at me.”

  192. Jason April 21, 2009 7:40 pm

    Garret: Not sure if you posted this link:


    The addition of Texas Southern has Rutgers joining fellow Big East member USF, ACC schools Duke, North Carolina and NC State, the SEC’s Ole Miss and Kansas State of the Big 12 as BCS schools playing two games against lower-level competition, continuing a trend we’ve previously discussed.

    Me thinks Herman Frazier started a consulting firm …

  193. Garret April 21, 2009 7:42 pm

    I didn’t realize that Lelie had the highest receiver rating in college football this decade!

    Bryant finished the 2008 season with the highest receiving rating (.1924) in Division I FBS college football, besting other top receivers: Kansas’s Dezmon Briscoe (.1887), BYU’s Austin Collie (.1882), and Rice’s Jarett Dillard (.1880). Bryant’s 2008 performance ranks as the strongest wide receiver performance in the past 5 seasons of Division I FBS college football. Since 2000, only Hawaii’s Ashley Lelie (.1948) and Pittsburgh’s Larry Fitzgerald (.1942) have finished seasons with higher receiving ratings.

  194. Garret April 21, 2009 7:44 pm


    I saw that article but wasn’t sure if I was going to post it or not. I think that it is sad that so many schools are playing 2 D-IAA teams this season…but they just want the extra home games to make extra $$$. Given current economic conditions, I’m not surprised this is happening.

  195. Jason April 21, 2009 7:54 pm

    Oh yeah, I forgot to mention this earlier; a Vitaminwater ad jogged my memory. There’s nothing wrong with athletes drinking Vitaminwater, as long as they don’t drink certain ones a lot:


  196. Garret April 21, 2009 7:56 pm

    Wow, the blog went down for a long time!

    Cool note about David Veikune in this article on relatives of players who will be drafted by the NFL this weekend.

    DAVID VEIKUNE – Hawaii…Cousin, Tony Fulilangi, was the fourth-ranked light heavyweight boxer in the world at one point. After fighting George Foreman, he went on to train Paea Wolfaram, who won a silver medal for the Tongan Islands at the 1996 Olympics Games in Atlanta…Cousin, Mapa Malupo, was a running back at College of the Canyons in California.

  197. Garret April 21, 2009 7:57 pm

    The Dolphins know they need help at receiver but insisted to NFL types their group is better than some believe. ”We’re underestimated,” Davone Bess said. ”We hear Mel Kiper and Todd McShay saying the Dolphins don’t have receivers. It’s a smack in the face. We can’t buy into it.”

  198. Garret April 21, 2009 7:59 pm

    Minnesota Elementary school is now teaching skateboarding as part of PE.

    Battling a national childhood obesity crisis, educators and curriculum creators alike saw a need to structure physical education around activities kids can take home with them and do after school in lieu of spending hours texting and surfing Web sites like Facebook.

    Kids are more likely to stay active if they’re introduced to a sport or activity they like, said Eric Klassen, who co-founded Skate Pass, the Colorado-based firm that helped start the skating curriculum program.

    “If you drive down the street and you see kids just screwing around with their friends, being active, (skateboards and bikes) are the two things you normally see,” he said.

  199. Garret April 21, 2009 8:03 pm

    It is amazing to me that more people are making a living from their blogs than are working as firefighters or computer programmers!

    In America today, there are almost as many people making their living as bloggers as there are lawyers. Already more Americans are making their primary income from posting their opinions than Americans working as computer programmers or firefighters.

    The best studies we can find say we are a nation of over 20 million bloggers, with 1.7 million profiting from the work, and 452,000 of those using blogging as their primary source of income. That’s almost 2 million Americans getting paid by the word, the post, or the click — whether on their site or someone else’s. And that’s nearly half a million of whom it can be said, as Bob Dylan did of Hurricane Carter: “It’s my work he’d say, I do it for pay.”

  200. Garret April 21, 2009 8:04 pm

    I think that ST is underpaid!

    It takes about 100,000 unique visitors a month to generate an income of $75,000 a year. Bloggers can get $75 to $200 for a good post, and some even serve as “spokesbloggers” — paid by advertisers to blog about products. As a job with zero commuting, blogging could be one of the most environmentally friendly jobs around — but it can also be quite profitable. For sites at the top, the returns can be substantial. At some point the value of the Huffington Post will no doubt pass the value of the Washington Post.

    Pros who work for companies are typically paid $45,000 to $90,000 a year for their blogging. One percent make over $200,000. And they report long hours — 50 to 60 hours a week.

  201. Garret April 21, 2009 8:12 pm

    Comparing Job Numbers in America
    Lawyers 555,770
    Bloggers 452,000
    Computer Programmers 394,710
    CEOs 299,160
    Firefighters 289,710

  202. Garret April 21, 2009 8:24 pm

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

    Scientists have discovered a rocky, Earth-like planet in the “habitable zone” (region around its host star with the right conditions for water to be liquid).

  203. Garret April 21, 2009 8:25 pm

    The US Military is issuing the iTouch to soldiers–it is much cheaper than similar devices built for the military by defense contractors and have tons of applications including language translators.

  204. Garret April 21, 2009 8:25 pm

    Two FBI agents have been charged with videotaping high school girls trying on prom dresses.

  205. Garret April 21, 2009 8:26 pm

    Very positive review of a drive test of the Aptera 3-wheel electric car.

  206. Garret April 21, 2009 8:26 pm

    Man pretended to be a waiter at 2 New Jersey restaurants and got away with $186.

  207. Garret April 21, 2009 8:26 pm

    Free play links pau.

  208. Garret April 21, 2009 8:35 pm

    Happy Birthday Caryn!

  209. warriorfanny2 April 21, 2009 8:51 pm

    Kolt watch.
    Latest WAC category leaders,

    1. BA .353 #17
    2. Slugging percetage .607 #10
    3. Hits 53 #9
    4. Doubles 12 #9
    5. HRs 8 #8
    6. Total Bases 91 #8

  210. Garret April 21, 2009 9:19 pm

    Article about the proposal the MWC presented today to the BCS Commisioners.

    The Mountain West wants to replace the polls and computers used in the BCS standings formula with a 12-person committee. This committee would select the top 25 teams, and conduct an eight-team playoff using the four major bowls.

    The Mountain West plan would also revamp the “automatic qualifier” rule that guarantees six conference champions a berth in a BCS bowl.

    The Mountain West proposal, in fact, has less than a longshot’s chance to succeed.

    Thompson even conceded his proposal was more of a conversation starter.

    “I don’t necessarily disagree that it’s an uphill challenge,” Thompson said. “Our position is ‘Let’s start talking.’

    “Change isn’t going to come quickly.”

    Change, in fact, may still take years.

    The BCS recently agreed to a four-year, $500-million contract with ESPN to televise BCS bowl games starting in January 2011. ESPN negotiated with the understanding the present format would not change, and officials have said publicly they would not try to force a playoff.

  211. Garret April 21, 2009 9:21 pm

    Note that ESPN’s deal with the BCS was with the understanding that the BCS format would not change through their contract…which doesn’t end until the 2014 bowls! About hopes for using the antitrust threat against the BCS, even the MWC commissioner admitted that wouldn’t work in court.

    The Mountain West, technically, is a member of the BCS and Thompson said he was trying to promote change within the system.

    “I don’t think there’s a probable antitrust component with this,” he said.

    Swofford maintains in-house attorneys have assured commissioners that the BCS is not a monopoly.

    “If we thought otherwise, we’d be adjusting it accordingly,” Swofford said.

  212. Garret April 21, 2009 9:23 pm

    I was going to post the link to the USA Today article that mentioned Jake Ingram, but it just showed up on the Advertiser website so I can provide a link to that instead.

    “Jacob Ingram out of Hawaii is a very good long snapper, so he’s probably going to get drafted in the fifth, sixth round,” Kiper says.

    Ingram, 6-3, 235 pounds, is taking the wait-and-see approach. But about a third of the snappers in the NFL last season were drafted in rounds four through seven. He’s rated the top snapper by NFLDraftScout.com

  213. SteveM April 21, 2009 10:41 pm

    Testing… no posts for 1.5 hours? 😕

  214. WreckinEyez April 21, 2009 10:47 pm

    Where is everyone…

  215. Russian April 21, 2009 10:48 pm

    @ Comrade SteveM

    Posts boring that’s why.

  216. WreckinEyez April 21, 2009 10:50 pm

    We need to have some fun then… Let me think…

  217. Russian April 21, 2009 10:50 pm

    @ WreckinEyez

    Lurking here.

  218. WreckinEyez April 21, 2009 10:51 pm

    @ Russian

    Me Too…

    I better disappear before someone sees me…

  219. SteveM April 21, 2009 10:52 pm

    …I wish the long MIA WreckinEyez would send me an email… 🙄

  220. J April 21, 2009 10:52 pm

    Too late…

  221. Russian April 21, 2009 10:52 pm

    @ WreckinEyez

    You need fun? Roysan16 is funny. Garret no humor.

  222. WreckinEyez April 21, 2009 10:54 pm

    Hey Steve, You can reach me at Joshua(dot)(my last name) @Gmail

  223. WreckinEyez April 21, 2009 10:55 pm

    Haha Russian… I know Garret is all business, Great guy means well.

  224. Russian April 21, 2009 10:56 pm

    British Intelligence is watching me. I leave now.

  225. J April 21, 2009 10:58 pm


    Oh yeah, heading home for a few days next month. Might be able to stop by the KK on the 9th…I’ll be dragging someone with me. Actually, she’ll enjoy participating. I on the other hand, prefer to sit back and document these things…

  226. Beaugard April 21, 2009 10:58 pm

    Steve, back in the day when one took over a certain event, it was called “Beaugarding.” When someone does it today, they are called a blog hog. The term fits certain people more than others here.

    When it happens, some figure it’s time to go walk their dog, or water the house plants. However, they do serve a purpose, and we are lucky to have them I suppose. Er..umm, just not all the time! It can cause people to lose interest and wander away for 1.5 hours.

  227. WreckinEyez April 21, 2009 11:04 pm

    here we go again…

    Steve, sent you that email

  228. Kekoa April 21, 2009 11:08 pm

    Wreck! ~ Eh Hawaiian! Where in da hell have you been dog! I’m assuming you’ve been lurking. By now you should know about da next KK with Frank25 back in town.

    Geez we miss you at these gatherings and at the T-gates. I’m putting together another Tsaiko All Star Band II for the Return of Ronnie, on the 4th of July. Hope you can make it guy! Call me.

  229. LizKauai [iMac] UNITE AND CONQUER! April 21, 2009 11:11 pm

    Hiya Wreck! Miss ya!!!

    just spent some time prowling around the Redskins blogs…

    Cool thing is that Colt’s outspoken, “emotional” (but smiling) comments about the NFL draft have won him some new fans.
    They like his “no sked, just say it” approach and want to see him out on the field to prove that it’s what comes after the draft is what counts.

  230. LizKauai [iMac] UNITE AND CONQUER! April 21, 2009 11:11 pm

    ok. I’m tired… the words are slip slidin away!

    Sweet Warrior Dreams!

  231. LizKauai [iMac] UNITE AND CONQUER! April 21, 2009 11:14 pm



    Boo Hoo Hoo?


  232. LizKauai [iMac] UNITE AND CONQUER! April 21, 2009 11:15 pm

    Whee is everyone?
    Actually, these days, it could be facebooking or going over to the pink side

    Nitey nite!

  233. SteveM April 21, 2009 11:16 pm

    Hi J. Looking forward to meeting you for the first time after all these years. Bring your camera– we’ll waive the $10 camera surcharge at Karaoke Calls due to your professional work. 🙂

    Hi Wreck — long time no see! I’ll pass the info on to the usual suspects…

  234. Kekoa April 21, 2009 11:30 pm

    Liz ~ I think the Beaugardner is frustrated with the massive column inches displayed by some folks. I know I get to wordy at times.

    Garret posts tons of stuff, but he always has kept us up to speed with info. Maybe the new kids, Roy & wf2 bore people with minutia…I dunno. Whateva! Wreck’s back!

  235. SteveM April 21, 2009 11:41 pm

    Beaugard — re: #226

    This would apply to many of us, myself included, especially back in the days of DPK chasing Al’s dinner, the Wreck and James jokes run rampant, the Long Time UH Fan and las vegas comedy hours, Bulla teaching english and restraint, Addahknowjoe and pride. talking rocket science, etc.. Of this group, Garret has been the most consistent and has brought unity to many mainland Tsai-kos. If he post a lot, then I think most of us in the photo below will yield him our unused share nowadays… 🙂


  236. Ralph April 22, 2009 1:04 am

    I read somewhere that there will be swap meet this saturday at the stadium….anyone been to a swap meet lately, is it packed around the stadium making parking limited to the lower section fronting the ticket office?

  237. addahknowjoe April 22, 2009 2:21 am

    I dig Obama’s comments with Ken Miumatalolo at the White House:

    “Coach Ken, thank you. We were just talking — he’s another local boy from Hawai’i. He’s four years younger than me, but apparently we’ve got some mutual friends.

    “I want to congratulate Coach Ken, as I said, from my original home state, also the first Samoan American head coach in the history of Division I-A, just the third Navy coach since World War II to have a winning record in his first season.

    “Your starting quarterback is also Hawaiian —where is he? Kaipo (Kaipo-Noa Kaheaku-Enhada) — where is he? … I hear Kaipo is a pretty easygoing guy. He doesn’t get rattled easily, performs under pressure. That’s the Hawaiian spirit. That’s how we roll.”

  238. HawaiianKiko(Chief Lurker) April 22, 2009 5:36 am

    Aloha from the tropical islands of Hawaii on the coconut wireless in digital paradise…

    Good Morning TsaiKo Ohana…..

    Congratulations to Coach Niumatalolo, QB Kaipon and the rest of the Naval Academy Football team….great TV coverage for the local community and transplanted islanders around the nation…my mom worked with his mom at BOH…she also went to his wedding here a few years ago in Hawaii

    Back to the Future(of Lurking)

  239. Garret April 22, 2009 5:57 am

    KHNL article about UH’s new secondary.

    “It’s better to be consistently good than occasionally great, so that’s what we’re tying to do, get consistency down so we don’t give up all those big plays that we gave up last year, and we’re trying to bond together as a unit as a secondary and hopefully get some good play,” said Spencer Smith.

    “We’re young, we understand we’re young so we gotta stay around the coaches as much as possible, but everybody here is willing to be coached, there’s no sore thumbs, no guys who come out and say well I got hurt I can’t go today, everybody gives 100 percent to the team, and if we just continue to do that, sky is the limit for this unit,” said Jeramy Bryant.

  240. Garret April 22, 2009 5:59 am

    This site has a list of athletes (and others in the sports industry like MarK Cuban) on twitter. Tadd is included on the list.

  241. d1島 April 22, 2009 6:03 am

    Great Morning All!

    Sounds like something my dog does…..

    ….really though, doesn’t everyone’s computer have a “pg dn” key? 🙄

    Have a good day erryboddy!


  242. Garret April 22, 2009 6:03 am

    Geez, did anyone notice that it had been almost an hour with no posts *before* I started posting last night? I guess people will want to blame me for that too…I had a busy day at work so I didn’t post anything until last night instead of posting during breaks like I normally do.

  243. djmitcho April 22, 2009 6:10 am

    Good Morning All! Hope everyone has a good day

  244. Kekoa (iPhone) April 22, 2009 6:31 am

    Good morning crew. Thank you again Garret. I always do enjoy your off topic contributions. Interesting articles, and thought provoking information. Keep ’em coming, everyone has a voice here.

  245. whitey April 22, 2009 6:38 am

    good morning tsaikos. hope all is well with all of you.

  246. madeinhawaii April 22, 2009 7:01 am

    new post up

  247. ShaneFalco April 22, 2009 7:04 am

    Had the honor and pleasure of attending the 2007 Poinsettia Bowl game and the debut of Ken Niumatalolo as the Head Coach of the Naval Academy Football Team. Went with a couple local guys and we all had a sense of excitement and pride in what was happening. And the fact he became the HC for a US Service Academy during a time of war and the bowl game taking place in San Diego…..super special, super chicken skin. From the kinda low Navy jet flyover (small kine shi shi da bibidis) to their inspiring fight song to the great game itself, it was an event that I will pridefully remember and tell of for the rest of my life.

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