E-Rob gets tryout with Bills

Erik “E-Rob” Robinson has earned a tryout with the Buffalo Bills.
He will participate in the Bills’ rookie camp, starting tomororw.
“It’s cool,” Robinson said. “It’s an opportunity. I feel blessed. I’m going to try and make the best of it.”
If Robinson does well, he might earn a free-agent contract.
Agent Allan Cunanan also represents Jameel Dowlling and C.J. Hawthorne. Last  year, Hawthorne went the similar route, parlaying a tryout into berth on the Bills’ practice squad.

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Here’s your chance to meet the three finalists for UH president:


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This is just too funny not to run:



  1. katsa48@gmail.com April 29, 2009 8:49 am


  2. sjmacro April 29, 2009 8:50 am

    go E Rob

  3. cheepono April 29, 2009 8:50 am


    cheepono out

  4. SteveM April 29, 2009 8:52 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Good luck to Robinson!

  5. Piper's son April 29, 2009 8:53 am

    Good morning Hawaii!

    Top five – thrills!

    Congratulations to the Jack Bonham winners and all the scholar-athletes honored last night!

    Best wishes to all our NFL-bound players.

  6. WaipioWarrior April 29, 2009 8:54 am

    Top 10

  7. WaipioWarrior April 29, 2009 8:58 am

    Any idea if Inoke is #1 runningback going into camp?

  8. Buffoman April 29, 2009 9:00 am

    Reading Ferd’s column and looking back at some of the bloggers (with reference to the 12-0 season) what it really boils down to on any team is chemistry and character. Oh, I’m sure talent counts, but without those two elements as the foundation, it’s really hard to teach, motivate and find a way to overcome adversity.

    I hope we find that again when the season starts. Go Warriors!

  9. koakane™ April 29, 2009 9:01 am

    kden maybe in top ten today

    howzit everyone

  10. WaipioWarrior April 29, 2009 9:09 am

    Anyone know if blaze soares will play this year?

  11. J-Dog April 29, 2009 9:15 am

    still waiting word on Adam Leonard?

  12. madeinhawaii April 29, 2009 9:17 am

    I thought many of Boise’s key players were underclassmen last season? Not seniors? Which might account a bit for the lack of draftees. I suppose many thought that Ian Johnson would be drafted, though.

  13. jm2375 April 29, 2009 9:18 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!

    Top 15!

    Has Blaze been cleared to play yet? Wasn’t it supposed to be April?

    Congrats to E-Rob. Represent!!!

  14. Da Punchbowl Kid April 29, 2009 9:22 am

    Good Morning All! 🙂

    Best of luck to E-Rob!

  15. haka April 29, 2009 9:23 am

    I hope the Buffalo Warriors get an opportunity to give T.O. something to really cry about! 🙂

  16. Stretch April 29, 2009 9:23 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    Congratulations to ERob!! All anyone needs is a chance.

    Speaking of which, what is up with Adam Leonard?? I hope he gets a shot with someone.

  17. LizKauai [UNITE AND CONQUER] April 29, 2009 9:23 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka again!


  18. da princess' classmate April 29, 2009 9:28 am



    both these sites look pretty highly upon da leader of our OL and BSU’s pick artist for the 2010 draft

    on another note, pretty amazing that texas will have originally had 2 first round draft picks at the qb position (if jevan snead comes out)

  19. Stephen Tsai April 29, 2009 9:28 am

    So, far no word on Adam.
    But that doesn’t mean it’s all bad. This is rookie-camp weekend. There could be some cuts. Two weeks later is mini camp. That will be more telling.

  20. Stephen Tsai April 29, 2009 9:30 am

    I think one of the ESPN talking heads felt Eric Berry would be the No. 1 overall next year.

  21. Stephen Tsai April 29, 2009 9:32 am

    In two years, Berry had 17 interceptions, returning five for touchdowns. And he’s got a cool nickname: The Fifth Dimension.

  22. WaipioWarrior April 29, 2009 9:34 am

    Stephen who do you have as #1 runningback going into camp ? Go Warriors

  23. 702WarriorNation April 29, 2009 9:39 am

    SI Top 25 Teams coming out of spring practise.
    Here’s top 12…..ok 13
    #1 = FSU
    #2 = Texas
    #3 = Oklahoma
    #4 = USC
    #5 = VT
    #6 = Oklahoma State
    #7 = Ole Miss
    #8 = Ducks
    #9 = Ohio State
    #10 = Alabama
    #11 = TCU
    #12 = BSU
    #13 = LSU


  24. 702WarriorNation April 29, 2009 9:40 am

    Sorry about #1 = Florida not FSU

  25. da princess' classmate April 29, 2009 9:42 am

    eric berry, ahead of taylor mays, i guess you couldn’t go wrogn w/ either guy

  26. FloridaTed April 29, 2009 9:45 am

    Let’s hope all our boys can hang on to their dream, but no matter what, they will be loved.

    This Fall Camp should be really interesting, with all that talent around, just to see who will ultimately emerge.

    Last year we had the illusion of being two deep, which turned out to be a mirage, but this year we actually seem to have it, with some valuable playing experience to boot. Let’s just hope that last years mirage was only a distance reflexion of this years reality.

    If our Coaches can put this Ochestra together in the right way, 2009 might turn out to be a great symphony.

    10 + wins should entirely be possible. I hope the Warrior hunger has returned.

  27. da princess' classmate April 29, 2009 9:46 am

    for any1 who watched the sprign practices/scrimmages, how did the young local boy dline men look – haku correa, meatoga, hanohano. will HC and GH get significant PT this year.

  28. 702WarriorNation April 29, 2009 9:46 am

    Welcome back Florida Ted….. great seeing you back.!

  29. Garret April 29, 2009 9:50 am

    on another note, pretty amazing that texas will have originally had 2 first round draft picks at the qb position (if jevan snead comes out)

    da princess’ classmate,

    Snead and McCoy had an amazing battle in camp, caused by Vince Young going to the NFL after his Junior Year. Snead was a redshirt freshman and higher rated out of high school (taller and with a stronger arm than McCoy, learning the system during his redshirt yeara), but McCoy was a coach’s son (very high football IQ) and won the QB job as a true freshman. Once he realized he was beaten out, Snead looked for a place to transfer where he could play.

  30. madeinhawaii April 29, 2009 9:50 am

    Florida Ted!!!

    Good to see your post this morning… afternoon there. Hope you are having a good day, today.

  31. duffer April 29, 2009 9:50 am

    Hey Florida Ted,

    Good to see you posting again! Be Well!!!! 🙂

  32. Garret April 29, 2009 9:51 am

    Congratulations to E-Rob! I hope that he does well at the rookie camp and gets a contract.

  33. SteveM April 29, 2009 9:51 am

    FloridaTed — welcome back (for the 2nd day in a row)! Awright! You’re looking great online… 🙂

  34. Garret April 29, 2009 9:52 am


    It is great to see you posting again! I was so happy to read your posts on yesterday’s blog and am so happy that you are back even more on today’s blog! I hope that you are feeling better each day.

  35. Garret April 29, 2009 9:56 am


    I’m sorry, I shouldn’t have used the word “blow away” when I’m working on a defense system. The thing I invented yesterday is not for a weapon…it is to enable our soldiers to be able to communicate in places where they cannot communicate now, and to be able to communicate even if there is a strong source of interference.

    Sadly, our enemies aren’t the ones that are preventing our soldiers from being able to communicate…our own equipment doesn’t know how to play well with each other and we cause all kinds of problems for ourselves.

    The free Dominos bowl was a winner…so much food that it can even fill up a Tsaiko! And did I mention it was free? Anyway, I’ve got to get back to work now.

  36. lava April 29, 2009 9:56 am

    Those three candidates for UH president are morons. They couldn’t figure out how to pen a jar of pickles, even if the pickle jar was ajar. They make Herman Frazier look like … nah, never mind, Frazier was still a hack arse for the ages.

    Who are the candidates anyway. lol

  37. lava April 29, 2009 9:57 am

    Open, not pen, you moron. 🙂

  38. FloridaTed April 29, 2009 10:00 am

    A lot of Boise State success can be attributed to having most of their Classes stay for four years in the system. It becomes a lot easier to maintain success that way, ready players moving up every year.

    McMackin is trying to build something similiar at Manoa and, quite soon I think, Hawaii and Boise will slug it out for the WAC Championship year after year, with the occasional Interloper or spoiler, like Fresno, Nevada, LaTech or even San Jose.

  39. A-House April 29, 2009 10:11 am

    Florida Ted:

    Howzit going? Good to hear from you again. Keep up the good work on your road to recovery.

    Hello to Patti and thank you for all your support to Ted!!!

  40. Da Punchbowl Kid April 29, 2009 10:11 am

    Grilled Chicken Piece at KFC… Free
    Dominoes Pasta Bread Bowl… Free
    Florida Ted back on the WB… PRICELESS!!!

    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  41. FloridaTed April 29, 2009 10:12 am

    Trust me, everybody, it’s good to Be back.

    I’ve been reading for while now. My therapist this morning wanted me to write more now, no better place to practice then the blog.

    O.K., I’m officially tired now, I can tell by the spelling and typos creeping in.

    Slowly, but surely, I will answer all your great cards and uplifting well wishes. Nap time.

  42. Colomaohana April 29, 2009 10:16 am

    Good morning Tsai-ko Ohana!

    Howzit, Florida Ted! I haven’t met you personally, but I’ve been following your progress and send prayers and fast healing vibes your way!

    So stoked to see you bloggin’!!!

    Cheee-hooo!!!! 😉

  43. madeinhawaii April 29, 2009 10:45 am


    I know you will do good by our soldiers. Good communications is so critical in the war zone.


    I dunno.. pickle jar, huh? You set high standards for UH presidents, man!.

  44. Mad Dog April 29, 2009 10:45 am

    I haven’t been lurking for quite a while in order to assist my daughter through her college selection and financial aid process, so I’m not sure if the following week old news has already been reported on the WB.

    Name the college that sponsored 41 varsity sports this year, tying with Harvard for most in the country.

    The answer is about the last school you’d think of: math and science powerhouse MIT, the university with perhaps the brainiest—and nerdiest—reputation in America.

    The Engineers—yes, that’s their nickname—shared the honor with their bigger, wealthier neighbor in Cambridge, Mass., and have long competed in everything from football to fencing, softball to squash.

    That’s going to change, though.

    The Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced Thursday it is eliminating eight teams because of the sputtering economy. Gone are men’s and women’s hockey, men’s and women’s gymnastics, skiing, golf, pistol shooting and wrestling.

    MIT joins the list of colleges dropping sports to counteract budget deficits. Northern Iowa is nixing baseball. So is Vermont, which is also canceling softball. Women’s volleyball and men’s soccer are done at Maine; men’s track and women’s swimming will be out at Pepperdine. …

    MIT students say the same intensity that drives them to embrace the school’s brutal academics makes them want to compete in sports at the highest level they can. …

    About 20 percent of MIT’s more than 4,100 undergraduates—or about 800—compete on varsity teams, a fairly high level of participation.


  45. LizKauai [UNITE AND CONQUER] April 29, 2009 10:48 am

    whooosh… screech….

    Wow. FloridaTed (not to be confused with flori-dated…bwahahaha!) is using Tsai-ko-therapy realtime! How’s that for a great prescription!

    Happy nap and see you later!


  46. Piper's son April 29, 2009 10:50 am

    FloridaTed: A Thousand welcomes!!! Glad to have you back and posting.

  47. Stephen Tsai April 29, 2009 10:52 am

    I’ve got Inoke Funaki No. 1. UH says it’s Funaki/Wright-Jackson.

  48. Stephen Tsai April 29, 2009 10:52 am

    Blaze should be cleared to work out in a couple of weeks. He’s got three months to get ready.

  49. warbowmaniac April 29, 2009 10:54 am

    WF2: Do you think the Warriors go bowling this year?

  50. PIAA DS April 29, 2009 11:07 am

    Hi everyone…Im trying to help out my sister in law. She’s trying to get her photo to be the new header for this website (see link below). If you want to help, please go on the site, and vote for #3 (scroll down a bit to vote) , for her photo of Baker Park. Feel free to look at all the pictures (this is my “original” home town) but vote for #3!



  51. Piper's son April 29, 2009 11:08 am

    Hope our receivers are out there catching passes from our QBs or at least using the machines which are now repaired thanks to the efforts spearheaded by HiloF2

  52. Kekoa April 29, 2009 11:16 am

    Mama C-TA ~ I got a BOLO out on one Mr. ‘C’ Where is he? Don’t tell me he wen lock himself in again!

  53. Kekoa April 29, 2009 11:20 am

    Whoa! Doris – Look like it’s gonna be #3 in a landslide! Whoo Hoo! Tsaiko voting block does it again.

  54. warriorfanny2 April 29, 2009 11:26 am

    warbowmaniac wrote:
    “WF2: Do you think the Warriors go bowling this year?”

    yep, I got them @ 7-6 again.
    Im counting on Tormey to improve our backside-D and Shaw to light-up some butts on OL.

    ST’s still looms as a huge difference maker.

    We have plenty of assests at-gunner and on return-personnel.
    I like Coach Tormey cuz he breaks-down film with a studied approach and looks for tendencies AND will exploit!
    This is Hawaii’s first legit-ST coach in the JJ era….could be excitin.

  55. Colomaohana April 29, 2009 11:31 am

    Kekoa: He’s home on daddy duty. I’ll tell him….But he gotta run errands soon…..

    Rumor has it that you get da bestesest lomi lomi!! Das’ it! I’m inviting myself over……

  56. Mei Ling April 29, 2009 11:37 am

    Good luck to E-Rob!

    Good luck to Travis LaBoy in finding another team.

    Hope Anquan Boldin stays with the Cardinals. Last year, we thought he was only going to be w/ them for a year because of pre-season negotiation problems. Anquan said he was going to approach the year as a professional which he did. Wonder if Matt Lienart will ever get back to the level of play to challenge Kurt Warner? Watching them in practice last August, Kurt was much more business-like throughout practice sessions. You could see that Matt didn’t have as much focus. I’m going to miss being able to go to the Cardinals camp at NAU. I still love the Niners & Oakland!

  57. Garret April 29, 2009 11:37 am

    Mad Dog,

    Cool article, I never would have guessed that MIT had the most varsity sports!

  58. Kekoa April 29, 2009 11:37 am

    Oh no! Today’s speshow is Lau lau, Poi, Kalua Pig and Cabbage. Da lomi salmon is for next week at da KK!…along with some lomi O’io, and other delicious seafood parts like Aku Palu, etc. Rob25 is dying to try some, I know.

  59. warriorfanny2 April 29, 2009 11:39 am

    under JJ, with few exceptions, WRs and RBs were not used on Kick-off D–it will be interesting to see if this will change w CT.
    This has been a a problem for our ST unit–Kick-off D.
    Last year we were #107, yielded just under 25 yards per kick and gave up one that went H3-freeway.
    This phase of ST play has been a pandemic over the years–who can forget what da beavs did to us in 2006 with the return-kick.

  60. Garret April 29, 2009 11:39 am


    I was glad to help your sister out. It sure looks like a lot of Tsaikos and others got to vote before me, as she is way ahead!

  61. Garret April 29, 2009 11:40 am

    Todd McShay took a shot at Ryan Mouton in this draft recap.

    Todd McShay, ESPN: McShay also liked the Britt and Cook picks (Cook was his choice for the team’s “best pick”), but he liked the Marks selection as well.

    DT Sen’Derrick Marks might be most effective in a rotation but was worth a second-round pick if he proves capable of disrupting things in the middle.

    His least favorite pick the Titans made was CB Ryan Mouton in the third round. He felt there were better options still on the board and the the Titans reached for him.

  62. Garret April 29, 2009 11:43 am

    Remember how the Titans’ secondary coach told ST that he expected Mouton to contribute this season and have a shot to start next year? The Titans could lose a lot of starters to free agency after this season, so they might need Mouton and their other draft picks to be ready to start next year.

    After next season, the Titans will have as many as twelve players heading into free agency, with at least nine of those current starters. Except for defensive end and center (we won’t count punter), the Titans took guys in this draft that should help alleviate some of those losses if and when they occur.

  63. ai-eee-soos April 29, 2009 11:43 am

    ST: Did you or your staff write the USA Today article on UH football?

    Nice article. ( printed within the past 2 days – in case anyone is interested)


  64. mauiwarrior April 29, 2009 11:44 am

    Garrett regarding post 29: Wasn’t Snead the true freshman and Colt McCoy the Redshirt freshmam………sorry thought i remembered differently

  65. Garret April 29, 2009 11:44 am

    Auburn upgraded the ride that its coaches take when they visit schools. This is meant to create a buzz and impress recruits…and it sure helps get coverage by the media.

    Auburn has new wheels today for its recruiting blitz of the state. The Tigers have traded in a their standard limo for a stretch Hummer. We have photo proof, as captured by an alert reader for AuburnSports.com.

    The recruiting tour — featuring seven Auburn assistant coaches — is hitting the Wiregrass today, with stops that include Enterprise High School, Ariton, Greenville and Charles Henderson. The tour was to hit the Montgomery area and be around Birmingham on Thursday.

  66. TChahng [오키나와] April 29, 2009 11:46 am

    Congrats to E-Rob. I hope Allan Cunanan is not related to Andrew Cunanan. 😉

  67. Garret April 29, 2009 11:47 am


    You are correct–I was mistaken on my post #29. McCoy was an overlooked part of that recruiting class, as Perrilloux was considered the big QB recruit (until he defected to LSU on NLI day). I guess I overlooked him so much that I got his recruiting year wrong!

  68. Garret April 29, 2009 11:49 am

    This is an impressive achievement for Arizona State–7 walk-ons drafted, including two in the first round. The reason I post this article is because I would love if one of the NFL Warriors would something like what Levi Jones did.

    Levi Jones has established the Levi Jones Scholarship at ASU, which can go to a deserving walk-on each year.

  69. Stretch April 29, 2009 11:50 am

    mauiwarrior – I was sitting on the flight from Kauai to Oahu and might have spoke w/ someone you know. Has he mentioned it to you??

  70. mauiwarrior April 29, 2009 11:57 am

    Eh, Stretch, yeah i completely forgot about that, that was my pops……….

  71. curveball April 29, 2009 11:58 am

    My daughter went to MIT..every student has to pass a hour swimming test before they can graduate…

  72. Mei Ling April 29, 2009 11:59 am

    Why do the links for the UH President candidate forum & their tracking site not list the candidates? Normally, the candidates’ names & their vitae are posted & available for review by the University community & the public.

  73. Kazz April 29, 2009 12:00 pm

    da princess’ classmate:
    April 29th, 2009 at 9:46 am
    for any1 who watched the sprign practices/scrimmages, how did the young local boy dline men look – haku correa, meatoga, hanohano. will HC and GH get significant PT this year.

    One word: “MOTOR”. All three looked like high-octane performers. Under Mack’s philosophy os speed on D, these three guys will have no problem fitting in. Also, I don’t see why they may not get some playing time as Coach Mack likes to rotate players on D. Also, let’s not forget Liko Satele up there in the thick of things. That kid has Warrior genes!

  74. warriorfanny2 April 29, 2009 12:09 pm

    The “Iron Triangle” is alive and well.
    Haku recorded a sack and an assist, ‘Meats’ clogged it up in- the-middle and GH did the same.

  75. Ralph April 29, 2009 12:20 pm

    Mei Ling just think and remember Oakland, the other side of the bay you can forget…..

  76. madeinhawaii April 29, 2009 12:23 pm

    Mouton, in my simplistic opinion, is a player that requires the least amount of ‘training’ to get him ready for his position. If the Titans are truly looking for an immediate contributor, Mouton definitely fills the bill. With all the contracts coming up, Mouton may help give the Titans some leverage in renegotiating by being pretty much game ready at the git-go for a number of positions .

  77. madeinhawaii April 29, 2009 12:24 pm


    Maybe your new communications device can be tested on the football team. Make sure everyone can hear the calls and coaches under the duress of game time conditions. That way you can get on the field with them… for umn…debugging purposes.

  78. warriorfanny2 April 29, 2009 12:32 pm

    while the bowboyz have dramatically improved their hitting, their .273 team BA is well below the WAC overall team average of .308.
    In fact, only Kolt @ .363 and Vinnie @ .361 have higher averages than than the WAC as a whole!

    Good to see MAC swingin–his 50 RBIs and 11 yards are awesome–so are his 44 whiffs!

    Keep it kickin–Garcia, Montplaisir, Morford and VanDoornum have coated their bats w Jobu’s brew.

    If u r lookin for a respite from hard-hitting WAC opponents–dont hold ur breath–LaT has 78 HRs and is right behind NMS in hitting @ .328….the good news is they are dead-last in pitchin era @ 7.46….yikes….and are alone in the bottom w fielding.

    Jobu got da cigar, rum and chekin blud ready…bowz play bigball on THURS….see ya at the LES!

  79. da princess' classmate April 29, 2009 12:40 pm

    Kevin Macdonald – hawaii’s version of adam dunn. his improvement in power this year has been a great surprise. now if we could just get sometihng out of LF, RF, and DH on a consistent basis.

  80. BIGWAVE96744 April 29, 2009 12:45 pm

    Blaze is in TOP Shape. His upper body is huge. Remember he tore his achilles. But that hasn’t stopped him from lifting.

  81. warriorfanny2 April 29, 2009 12:48 pm

    The IRON TRIANGLE (per text request):

    One was the only local commit from his recruiting class to sign with UH, the other two were the first on MAC’s list before he was introduced as Hawaii’s head coach, but the three represent a bright future at DT for our future Warrior D.
    They debut in 2009.

    Vaughn Meatoga, Haku Correa and Geordon Hanohano.

    Collectively, these three form the bedrock and Iron Triangle for our future Warrior D.

    #95 Vaughn Meatoga
    Position: DL
    Height: 6-2
    Class: Sophomore
    Hometown: Kalaheo, Kaua`i
    Previous School: Kamehameha Schools

    Vaughn Meatoga is a body-slammer with quick-feet that likes to punish his blockers with ferocious, savage-like take-downs.
    He is relentless and athletically possessed with grace and power….he is also mean and turns it on at the snap and begrudgingly, turns-it-off, after the whistle blows.

    Vaugn is at the apex of the Iron Triangle.

    #99 Haku Correa
    Position: DL
    Height: 6-1
    Class: Freshman
    Hometown: Honolulu, O`ahu
    Previous School: Damien Memorial School

    Haku Correa, one word…N-A-S-T-Y.
    He is a protégé of an east-side weight-lifting guru in Kuliouou.
    Admittance to his gym is by invitation only.
    Olin Krutz and Dominic Raiola trained under the same mentor too.
    They were also N-A-S-T-Y.
    So did La’anui, Haku’s blud-bro.
    And a host of other NFL personalities on the east-side hood.

    Getting the picture.

    As of January, Haku was pushing 225, 32 reps and whistlin.
    Haku, like Vaughn has twinkle-toes and a non-stop motor.
    He is more into punishing his target than his blockers.
    The impact is the same.

    Haku Correa was #1 on MAC’s first-recruiting list and was offered in his Junior year at Damien.

    #51 Geordon Hanohano
    Position: DL
    Height: 6-1
    Class: Freshman
    Hometown: Wai`anae, O`ahu
    Previous School: St. Louis School

    Geordon Hanohano was courted by ND but Hawaii was in this former Crusader’s blud.
    He was on Mac’s first wish list.
    Geordon chose to stay home, among other reasons, so his parents could see him play.

    This athlete is smooth with unsuspecting athletic abilities.
    He is a gentle-person by nature with strong family-ties and respect.
    The bad news for future opponents–Geordon is still growing and isnt close to his strength attributes despite being strong already.
    Geordon is slippery and moves differently than Vaghn and Haku but with simular results.
    Love this athlete!

  82. BIGWAVE96744 April 29, 2009 12:49 pm

    NFL Mock draft has Blaze in the 6th. A healthy Blaze could go 1st day.. MARK that down…

    Oh and for those asking he’s on track to grad in Dec so could get another year, too

  83. madeinhawaii April 29, 2009 1:02 pm

    A healthy Blaze with another year… What Mc and Company could do with that! With the recruits of these past few seasons and the walk-ons, Defense is in lock and load.. no reload. I look forward to the day that our Offense and Defense can rotate in 1st, 2nd and much of the 3rd string without noticeable drop off in talent and play.

  84. warriorfanny2 April 29, 2009 1:06 pm

    Kevin’s BB to KO ratio is 1:3, too high for the biggies, he needs another year in college.

  85. WarriorMojo April 29, 2009 1:15 pm

    A scan of the 2009 Warrior Bowl Roster for our non-Oahu chapter Tsaikos and anyone else who might be interested.

  86. Kazz (blkberry_storm) April 29, 2009 1:16 pm

    Todd McShay did not sit down with Mouton or evaluate his performance with the Titans’ wants in mind so who cares?


  87. Kazz (blkberry_storm) April 29, 2009 1:20 pm

    A theory behind Soares’ health issues is that he doesn’t understand the concept of “taking it easy”. Not to say others do, but when you practice as if its a bowl game and the other team is 4th and inches on the goal line to take the lead with one second left may not help.

    Its hard to believe that someone with born football instincts wouldn’t have the body to handle the rigors of Div 1 ball.

  88. Kazz (blkberry_storm) April 29, 2009 1:26 pm

    Let’s not forget to bid “aloha” to Courtney Baughman, Clare Warwick, Tanisha Milca, Stacy Yamada, Richie-Ann Titcomb, Audrey Andrade, and Julie Franklin this Saturday at 2pm. It is a doubleheader which should be done before the baseball game at 6:35pm.

    Damnit, its free and the Wahine are going into the WAC tournament with some momentum.

    So buy your Saturday baseball tickets early or online!

  89. homey ℞ April 29, 2009 1:36 pm

    Kazz (blkberry_storm):
    April 29th, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    Its hard to believe that someone with born football instincts wouldn’t have the body to handle the rigors of Div 1 ball.

    You mean like chawan and Jason?

  90. Stretch April 29, 2009 1:44 pm

    homey ℞:
    April 29th, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    Kazz (blkberry_storm):
    April 29th, 2009 at 1:20 pm
    Its hard to believe that someone with born football instincts wouldn’t have the body to handle the rigors of Div 1 ball.

    You mean like chawan and Jason?

    They do have great Chess playing instincts

  91. da princess' classmate April 29, 2009 1:44 pm

    BJ Penn looks like he’s sharing the main event stage @ UFC 101 w/ da spider. a weekend of BJ Penn and spider silva in separate main events and Victorino against da up and coming marlins in the city of brotherly love sounds pretty interesting…

  92. labrat April 29, 2009 1:50 pm

    What is the story on Libre?

  93. homey ℞ April 29, 2009 1:53 pm

    dpc – Noticed a couple of local boys are on the undercard too.

  94. Mr C April 29, 2009 1:57 pm

    Sup Tsaiko world.

    Didn’t mean to leave u hangin.
    Been busy at work.
    Appreciate the invite but would like to take a rain check on the grinds and fellowship.
    Had to work real job today (daddy duties).
    Check you guys later.
    Peace out.

  95. warrior4life April 29, 2009 1:58 pm

    warriors offense looking pretty good this spring coach shaw doing a good job with the offense line running backs looking sharp with inoke , jackson, and rego and it would be a blessing if libre gets one more year to play football.coach mac a pounding fullback that can block and run would be good to.wideout and slots looks solid.defense looks good with rocky , meatoga, tuika,hanohano ,correa,leatigaga and no forget ikaika mahoe that boy has good football skill and hand technique.lb looks very strong cb, fs, ss looks pretty good lets go warriors and good luck this season.

  96. warriorfanny2 April 29, 2009 2:00 pm

    MAC recruits a lot of tweeners for D—it will be interestin to see how they all pan-out after they fill-out.

  97. Kazz April 29, 2009 2:01 pm

    Homey and Stretch,

    Nah, I was thinking more like me. I mean I think Rob25 was calling me out for a game of stick football. Soon… soon. :mrgreen:

  98. warriorfanny2 April 29, 2009 2:05 pm

    MAC’s current Spring game format has its merits, still I would like to see our #1 O go up against our #1 D….maybe in the future?

  99. homey ℞ April 29, 2009 2:05 pm

    Mr C. – I bet Big C would have went to the grinds and fellowship if she had mommy duties. 😆

  100. LizKauai [UNITE AND CONQUER] April 29, 2009 2:09 pm

    100 whoosh

  101. G (China) April 29, 2009 2:11 pm

    Nice to read all the optimistic viewpoints. I remember this time this year there was such disarray. Not knowing how the signal callers would do or how the skill positions would play out. Back then we were just hoping that the defense was just that good, saying a second year Mac defense teamed is just that much better. Hopefully, we will be able to see everything come together in the Fall. But I am also salvating at the chance to see how it will be in 2010.

  102. Mr C April 29, 2009 2:13 pm

    Speaking from my mouth through the blog, no comment.
    But speaking from my mind, who knows.

    Let’s take a poll.
    If we had a Tsaiko softball and basketball team, who would join and which league would we compete in.

  103. G (China) April 29, 2009 2:16 pm


    Regarding #68, I agree. In fact, I thought that was one of HI’s strength in the past that it can take the Owens and many other undersized players and turn them into NFL ready players.

  104. SteveM April 29, 2009 2:24 pm

    Garret posted a cruise and UH-WA State game package the other day. Another package was in the Sunday ‘Tiser Travel section by Non-Stop Travel (my favorite face-to-face agents, only because another two MHS ’67 classmates hang out there)…

    September 11 – 21. Escorted, 3 nights in Seattle, sideline game ticket. Attend the game on the 12th and depart for a 7 day Alaska cruise aboard the Norwegian Pearl the next day. Inside @ $1,769; Oceanview @ $1,999…

    However, one cannot attend the UNLV game on this itinerary. 😐

  105. Kazz April 29, 2009 2:24 pm

    Basketball or Softball teams???

    Let’s see… I hate constant running. I can’t dribble to save my life.

    I would like to hit something with a bat, not much “constant” running in softball, the softball is a slightly bigger target than a baseball…

    So yeah, I vote softball.

  106. da princess' classmate April 29, 2009 2:25 pm

    agree w/ your sentiments G, but i’m thinking 2009 has to be our year, not 2010, that brutal schedule is daunting to say the least, opening up w/ PC’s Trojans, and then jaunts to Boise, FSU, and Colorado as well as breaking in a new QB. not saying 2009’s gonna be easy having to go cross country to Ruston, against Tomey as well as against Kaepernick in REno, and playing BSU anywhere is tough, but 2010 is way worse imho.

  107. Kekoa April 29, 2009 2:28 pm

    Mr. C ~ My cuz’n Buddy came by to bring more plants, so we took care of the grindz. He drinks KK brand, so there are still some green bottles left in da cooler. I goin’ leave ’em in longer for bait.

    He’s retired undercover HPD (Miami Mice division). Some of the Tsaiko’s have met him and know he’s been shot at too many times!

    Rain check good….shoots any kine check good now days!

  108. FloridaTed April 29, 2009 2:29 pm

    Just woke up from my nap, real cranky for some reason, then I realized I was alive and I wasn’t cranky any longer, lol.


    To recognize our blessings,
    we must first of all
    accept the hardships in life.

  109. homey ℞ April 29, 2009 2:33 pm

    Mr. C –

    Softball—-Makule league

    Basketball—-5′ and under league

  110. FloridaTed April 29, 2009 2:35 pm

    Am I mistaken ? or was spring training fairly injury free? That would be a nice departure, hope we can keep this up.

  111. homey ℞ April 29, 2009 2:39 pm

    FT – See what happens when you nap too long? Haiku is 5,7,5… 😆

    Good to see you blogging nonetheless! FT IS IN THE HALE!

  112. Kekoa April 29, 2009 2:40 pm

    Hooray for Florida Ted!

    You are plugging in the hole that was there when you took your little ‘break.’ Good on ya!

    Patti must be happy to see you actively engaged in what you enjoy most. We certainly do. Welcome home!

  113. Mr C April 29, 2009 2:41 pm

    Mahalo. I remember u told me about your cousin at the t gate.

    We’ll see how much response we get and take it from there. I canot run and dribble too but leagues are another reason to have a cold drink. Besides Tsaiko shirts would look the coolest on the field. If u can’t play good, at least look good.

  114. Kazz April 29, 2009 2:42 pm


    Makule League Softball? Doesn’t Bob Coolen play in that league? I don’t think that’s fair. 😆

  115. Committed Road Warrior April 29, 2009 2:42 pm

    Nice to hear from Florida Ted!

    My (very late) condolences go out to Pomai and his family.

  116. curveball April 29, 2009 2:44 pm


    Nice to see you back…injuries seemed very minimal..Chris Black tweaked an ankle pretty bad and cost him most of the spring..overall I would say we came out pretty good…keep up the good work on your end..

  117. Mr C April 29, 2009 2:45 pm

    I know get plenty leagues. We can find one for our speed.

  118. Kazz April 29, 2009 2:50 pm


    Aloha braddah. Welcome back and I hope all is well and yes, aside from Chris Black and a little issue with Laupepa Letuli all looks to be well in Warrior land as far as injuries go. However, I’m not sure how Rocky Savaiigaea is doing as far as being 100% is as it seemed like he had limited action this spring.

  119. homey ℞ April 29, 2009 2:52 pm

    Mr. C – Our speed??? My sprint is your oldest girl’s jog!

  120. warbowmaniac April 29, 2009 3:20 pm

    Does anyone know how Tormey and Miano are splitting coaching duties, if at all?

  121. koakane™ April 29, 2009 3:23 pm

    mid afternoon to all, hey homey no work today or advertising? welcome back to FT and good to hear you are better. good to see mistah C in the hale.

    big shout out to senior softball wahines who will be honored this friday. also congrats to their parents who supported the team while UH is in a econ crunch. other than complain just went about their business and provided what ever is need while the wahines played and won their games. dtitcomb father of richie-anne, long time aiea little league coach, good guy and his crew deserves to be honored also. jmho

  122. Kazz April 29, 2009 3:37 pm

    I don’t know if this helps.


    April 29th, 2009 at 3:20 pm
    Does anyone know how Tormey and Miano are splitting coaching duties, if at all?

    What I personally noticed is that Tormey is “more” in the face of players. During the practices I’ve seen, they are both doing their drills, Miano with corners and Tormey with the safeties.

    During 7-7’s Coach Tormey is right there in the defensive backfield while Miano is on the sidelines with the players not involved with the play.

    Both have stressed to the sideline players to always be watching what coverage the defense will be using.

  123. Kekoa April 29, 2009 3:38 pm

    Jason Check with the compliance peeps about a fund raiser for your ‘Relay for Life’ Cancer charity next year. Sell tickets to guys to step in and get 10 swings with a softball bat. The Ace pitcher from the Wahine softball team will be providing the heat. I doubt if she would be in any danger of any of the guys getting a hit.

  124. warriorfanny2 April 29, 2009 3:39 pm

    kazz, keep diggin ur gettin warm….

  125. Mr C April 29, 2009 3:40 pm

    I forgot we work for sitting and counting. The speed process says it all.

  126. madeinhawaii April 29, 2009 3:41 pm


    Rolling doesn’t count as a sprint, does it?

  127. Kazz April 29, 2009 3:43 pm

    RE: Wahine Softball Parents.

    Good one Koakane. You are right. The family atmosphere is what Courtney Baughman and Tanisha Milca mentioned on the chat yesterday as something that sticks out compared to other programs.

    The softball team’s “support system” reminds me of little league or pop warner families helping out during the season, but obviously this is being done at a much LARGER scale. The last time I played organized sports was inline hockey at Mililani and we had our potlucks and fundraisers and all that stuff and to see it being done in almost the same way at the college division I level is amazing. Yes, one can say, “well, shouldn’t the school be taking care of stuff like this?” Of course the answer is “YES!”, but the reality of the situation cannot be ignored and the efforts of those “behind the scenes” cannot be ignored either.

    That Wahine clubhouse will be there for years and years to come thanks to the Titcomb ohana, I hope that the feeling of “Ohana” amongst the returning and future Wahine players will continue as well, as well as the support of the boosters.

  128. Kekoa April 29, 2009 3:49 pm

    Here’s an important PSA announcement from my District Senator, Mike Gabbard that I’m running a 2nd time because it is so critical to everyones’s health.



    HONOLULU (April 28, 2009) Senator Mike Gabbard (District 19, Makakilo, Kapolei, Waipahu) called a press conference today to express concerns about the Governor’s handling of the swine flu virus entering Hawai’i.

    Gabbard said, “I’m calling on the people of Hawai’i to join me in demanding that the Governor and her Administration do everything that they can and should be doing to protect the people of Hawai’i from the swine flu virus. Based on what I’ve seen, they’ve handed over that responsibility to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), which has not even seen fit to formulate and institute a policy for Hawaii that is different from the mainland.”

    Gabbard commented that at a press conference yesterday, the state administration admitted they were only taking passive action at the state’s airports and that the swine flu virus will inevitably enter Hawai’i. “I was surprised to hear the Governor parroting words from the CDC and telling people to be concerned but not alarmed. What’s her point, that we care but we’re not going to do anything about it?”

    “It’s outrageous that the state administration is basically sitting on its hands until after it’s too late,” Gabbard said. “Hawai’i is extremely fortunate that we’re isolated from the rest of the country and the world. The only way this virus can come to Hawai’i is by air and water. So we should be having a full court press to prevent that from happening. A few measures that the administration could be implementing immediately are:

    1. Taking the temperature of incoming passengers.

    2. Passengers coming from Mexico need to be more carefully screened.

    3. Right now, passengers fill out agricultural/customs forms when they arrive. Why not make an announcement on each flight, and have them fill out an additional questionnaire detailing whether they have any symptoms and where they have travelled in the last week.

    4. Distribute an info sheet to airline passengers and hotel guests with a hotline number to call if they develop symptoms in the next 10 days.

    Gabbard said: “Hawai’i is in a unique situation. We’re not in the same position as other states. It’s a sign of laziness and irresponsibility not to have our own policies based on our unique situation. We’re a group of isolated islands and we can prevent it from coming here if our state leaders simply have the commitment and determination to do so.”

    Gabbard concluded, “An ounce of prevention is going to be worth many, many tons of the cure. We can and must do more.”

    . # # #

  129. Kazz April 29, 2009 3:51 pm


    April 29th, 2009 at 3:39 pm
    kazz, keep diggin ur gettin warm….

    Not sure what I am diggin for, as I wasn’t really watching Coach Tormey and Miano do their thing during the four practices I’ve been able to see. While they have separated the safeties and the corners in some drills they both were seen working with all the DBs together in some take away drills also.

    This is the most I can say based on the little time I was able to see them in person. Most of the time I was at the practices I was watching Coach Shaw with the O-Line and Coach Aranda and Coach Lumpkin working with the dlinemen, not to mention checking out the talent at WR.

    Secondary coverage is something I am not too familiar or good with.

    One would assume that Tormey was brought in to fix some glaring errors in the deep secondary last season. Both Coach Miano and Tormey do put about the same amount of stress into creating turnovers within the secondary as evident through Coach Tormey’s segment at the Coaches’ Clinic.

  130. Ralph April 29, 2009 3:52 pm

    Miano stated that he will have the cb and Tormey the safeties, and there are two nickel packages, one involving the safety the other the cb and each coach will handle the nickel that involves his position players.

  131. da princess' classmate April 29, 2009 4:06 pm

    good to see the fans coming out in droves for the baseball team, sounds like saturday might be a sellout w/ around 700 seats left. good to see the support still there even after splitting at NMSU which in all truthfulness is pretty good considering the park and we were down 2 relievers in a 4 gm 3 day series

  132. Kazz April 29, 2009 4:16 pm


    April 29th, 2009 at 3:52 pm
    Miano stated that he will have the cb and Tormey the safeties, and there are two nickel packages, one involving the safety the other the cb and each coach will handle the nickel that involves his position players.

    Ah I see.

    I’m assuming the two nickel packages are the 4-2-5 and the 3-3-5. As ST, previously mentioned Richard Torres has the nickel position down and just by guessing, in zone blitz formations he’d be the blitzing nickelback out of the 4-2-5. Out of the 3-3-5 I can easily see a safety blitzing as you can have a nice confusing look out of the 3-3-5 for opposing offenses to worry about.

    I mention blitzing ONLY in reference to you saying “involving” each coaches’ respective position players.

  133. Kazz April 29, 2009 4:24 pm


    I made sure I bought my tickets online for Saturday. I can only make the Saturday game as Thursday, I’ll be in the office, Friday I’m committed to softball, and Sunday is the baby luau for a friend’s son.

    Surprisingly this past Saturday, there were seats in the lower level still available, but not for I. I cannot watch a game at that level. The mid-level at 1st or 3rd base is my kind of place to watch a baseball or softball game.

    I talked about this before and joked that I am kind of irritated that people are coming out from underneath the rocks they were hiding in to watch Rainbow baseball.

    Granted the team is winning and has defeated some highly ranked teams, but me and my friends took comfort in Rainbow baseball over the past four seasons as a way to relax. Just last season, you never had to worry about buying your tickets early if you didn’t have season tickets. Back then you could kick back, relax, watch baseball, get some food at your leisure without any real worry about a long line, etc… NOW… it’s the similar frenzy and worry during football season.

    FREAKIN’ BANDWAGONERS!!!!!!!!!!! 😆

    Oh well… that’s what wins gets you. Hopefully it’s something we will all be forced to deal with on a more regular basis!

  134. Kazz April 29, 2009 4:26 pm

    Hmmm… Let’s see Nevada and NMSU attempt homers on our field!

    The air ain’t thin, and we don’t play in some jacked-up high school field! 😈

  135. Da Punchbowl Kid April 29, 2009 4:31 pm


    Your 128 – I agree. Hawai’i is said to be particularly vulnerable, as it is a hub of international travel, so more precaution rather than less would be better at this point. I’m also concerned because Sweety works at the state’s largest hospital. Thank goodness that I got a flu vaccination this year as did Sweety. It may or may not help in this case, however.

  136. Ralph April 29, 2009 4:39 pm

    kazz that’s about it, win and play exciting ball and the fans will come…Nash please take note, win and play exciting bb and people will come to the SSC. e bolla’s replacement, ditto to you….same with Wilton’s replacement, double ditto….

  137. warriorfanny2 April 29, 2009 4:39 pm

    Actually, the wolfpack plays smallball and is batting below the WAC team average of .308 w a .289 team BA and 32 HRS, second lowest in the WAC.
    The other team simular to Nevada would be SJSU–which has the best pitching era in the WAC.

    NMS and LaT are the pounders w 173 HRs betw them.

  138. warriorfanny2 April 29, 2009 4:51 pm

    bowzbaseball program is runnin around $1.2 m in costs and last year was $660,000 in the red.
    In 20 appearances at the LES in 2009, our gate has been 58,444 or 2,922 per game. Keep in mind that includes double-headers.
    We have 8 home games remaining, not including the WAC tournament….give it up n support the bowz….bandwagoneers are welcomed.

  139. Jason April 29, 2009 4:56 pm

    Congratulations to E-Rob! Let’s hope he can get a solid FA look.

    Stretch: I’m actually a terrible chess player.

    FloridaTed: It is SO good to see you back on the blog. 🙂

    Hey, was anybody organizing WAC baseball packages for the Tsai-kos? You know, where we would all sit together? Cause if not, I’m going to buy my own package.

  140. koakane™ April 29, 2009 5:03 pm

    We have 8 home games remaining, not including the WAC tournament….give it up n support the bowz….bandwagoneers are welcomed

    normally I do not disagree 🙁 with Kazz but got to give it up and support in these time of finance problems. UH needs all the monies it can get to balance budget this year :mrgreen:

  141. LizKauai [UNITE AND CONQUER] April 29, 2009 5:11 pm

    Next blog machine.

    Can’t wait for Garret…
    BusinessWeek reported that Apple is developing a “media pad” that would let users watch videos on a larger screen than an iPod Touch or Amazon Kindle, but on a device that’s more portable than notebooks and lacks a keyboard….
    …This is the last frontier of the promised convergence between computers and communication devices: the mid-sized device. That shift has already happened to the smartphone, but it seems very reasonable that for many people, smartphone screens are too small for serious computing.

  142. Kazz April 29, 2009 5:24 pm

    RE: Bandwagoners.

    Notice my “LOL” smiley icon next to my “freakin’ bandwagoners” statement.

    I didn’t mean it to sound like they should leave and all. I understand, no wait, I MORE than understand the POSITIVE impact the increase in attendance will have on the baseball team’s financial figures and the overall fiscal health of the department as a whole.

    I was just venting some “selfish” frustration as they took away the simplicity of attending a Rainbow baseball game away from me. 😆 <<<< (again, notice the “LOL” icon included in jest)

  143. Mei Ling April 29, 2009 5:24 pm


    I just got a WAC tourney package in upper section A, row 13. Got my tix for Thursday & Sunday in section B with curveball, midori, KK & rob25, row 17. Chawan probably wants to sit where he can catch a fly ball…

    FREE ticket to Thursday’s LA Tech game. Email me: meiling, dot, chun at hotmail …


    Glad to see that you are back on the blog! Hi, Patti!

  144. Mei Ling April 29, 2009 5:27 pm


    Should have clarified that Thursday & Sunday refer to the LA Tech series starting tomorrow.

    FREE ticket is for tomorrow’s LA Tech game at 6:35 pm. Email me, please.

  145. Kazz April 29, 2009 5:31 pm


    For many moons, people have lamented over ideas to get fans to UH games no matter what a team’s record is, but it’s as simple as winning as you and others have pointed out.

    But here’s something to think about. UH baseball is the cheapest sport available, only behind Wahine softball of course… If UH baseball cost as much as a men’s basketball game and they did the equivalent, in terms of success in their sport would the attendance figures at Les Murakami that are projected over this weeken (close to a sellout of 4,000+) be equal to close to a sell out at the SSC (approx 10,000 seats)?

    While it may not be the same at the SSC, of course winning would produce a greater income through ticket sales than previously experienced last season.

  146. Kazz April 29, 2009 5:41 pm

    Mei Ling,

    To clarify, the 35.00 or the 25.00 cost of the WAC Tournament Package is good for ALL four days of the tournament and not for one complete day right?

    I checked etickethawaii.com and it looks like it is for all four days of the tournament.

  147. chawan_cut April 29, 2009 5:46 pm

    i will be watching my last game of the baseball season this friday. work calls me away from the islands. i would’ve liked to have gone to the wac tournament, however i think i’ll be well represented with all of you. the twins can cheer for me.

  148. wafan April 29, 2009 5:50 pm

    F-Ted . . .

    Welcome back!!! Good to see you blogging again.

  149. d1島 April 29, 2009 5:53 pm

    Great Afternoon All!

    Great to see you posting again…you get the free pass on free-form Haiku 😉

    Hope all the Warriors represent well in the coming weeks in the NFL camps.

  150. d1島 April 29, 2009 5:55 pm


    See you at the Les on Friday!


    Maybe Sec. A, Row 13 can be Tsaiko Tcentral for the WAC tourney; got our tics in the same place!

  151. d1島 April 29, 2009 5:56 pm


    It was nice visiting the PNW last week but no fun coming home with the cold! 🙁

  152. Mei Ling April 29, 2009 5:57 pm


    Yes, the package is for all four days of the WAC tournament.

  153. FloridaTed April 29, 2009 6:01 pm


    I think my stroke left my brain on southern hemisphere drainage still, lol.

    Those are the little things my brain still gets mixed up with sometimes.

  154. Garret April 29, 2009 6:02 pm

    Bess had hoped to run the Wildcat for Miami, but his hopes for that are pretty much over with Miami drafting Pat White.

    Wide receiver Davone Bess was a high school quarterback in Oakland and was itching to be used in the Wildcat last season, but he understands his chances got a lot worse when the Dolphins drafted West Virginia quarterback Pat White in the second round.

    “I was always ready,” said Bess while fishing for bass in the Dolphins junior angler fishing clinic in a lake behind Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World. “But we’re lucky to get a great athlete who plays like that and could take our game to another level.”

  155. Garret April 29, 2009 6:03 pm

    Bess can relate to the

    Bess said he certainly identifies with the plight of undrafted college free agents such as New Mexico State’s Chris Williams and Tulsa’s Brennan Marion, who are coming to rookie minicamp this weekend.

    “I just kept my eyes on the prize and understand that this is an opportunity and I wanted to make the best of it,” said Bess, who was undrafted out of Hawaii. “Never take no for an answer. I stayed humble and focused on what I had to get done.”

  156. d1島 April 29, 2009 6:03 pm


    No prob…keep working on it.
    Looking forward to seeing you in Vegas!

  157. wafan April 29, 2009 6:03 pm

    F-Ted . . .

    I am always confused.

    d1 . . .

    A cold? Too bad. Maybe you worked too hard up here. Next time you need to relax and play.

  158. Garret April 29, 2009 6:04 pm

    #155 should read “Bess can relate to the undrafted rookie free agents that are attending Miami’s rookie minicamp this weekend.

  159. Jason April 29, 2009 6:04 pm

    Hmm, maybe I should put in an order and make that three Tsai-kos in upper Sec A, row 13 …

  160. Garret April 29, 2009 6:05 pm


    You are doing a great job writing your posts! I’m so glad that you were told to do some writing as part of your rehab, as we missed you on the blog!

  161. wafan April 29, 2009 6:06 pm

    Tonight’s Myth Busters has a segment on a seven foot Lego ball. It is made from 5,000,000 bricks.

    Might any Tsai-ko be interested in the program?


  162. d1島 April 29, 2009 6:06 pm


    Do it!

    ….don’t you still get student rates?

  163. Kazz April 29, 2009 6:07 pm

    Mei Ling,

    Thanks! Wow 35.00 for four days of a conference tournament is a deal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Let’s stretch our legs to prepare to rush the field just in case!

    BTW, I gave up on believing in “bachi” thanks to Koakane’s words of wisdom a few months ago.

  164. d1島 April 29, 2009 6:08 pm


    I keep wishing that but the schedule always fills up when we travel.

  165. Jason April 29, 2009 6:09 pm

    There are never student rates for non-regular season events. But $32 ain’t bad. Thankfully, school will be pau by then. 😀

    That reminds me, I need to send out my graduation announcement.

  166. d1島 April 29, 2009 6:09 pm

    Sec. A, Row 13 is $25.00 for all four days…bettah yet!

  167. wafan April 29, 2009 6:10 pm

    d1 . . .

    Sorry. I forgot about Mrs. d1. Maybe you need to schedule play time. HA!

  168. d1島 April 29, 2009 6:12 pm


    I think you just did! 😆
    Make sure you stand by the “T” sign….for Tsaikos!

  169. wafan April 29, 2009 6:14 pm

    Congratulations to Jason!!!







    Now, go get a job.

  170. Stephen Tsai April 29, 2009 6:19 pm

    Don’t forget to wear pink Saturday.
    It’s Power In Pink Day for UH softball.

  171. Stephen Tsai April 29, 2009 6:19 pm

    It’s really inspiring to see Florida Ted writing again.

  172. wafan April 29, 2009 6:22 pm

    I went to the St. Martin’s celebration for student teachers who were graduating later this month. Out of 58 future teachers only 2 have received calls for their primary interview. The rest are going to hard pressed to find positions in education.

    One of the school districts up here just RIF’d 220 teachers. This is going to get really bad for teachers with fewer than three years of experience.

    Those of us who are old have positions but we will not get our COLA and our pay raises are history for the next two to four years.

    So much for retiring in the near future.

  173. Kazz April 29, 2009 6:23 pm

    Stephen Tsai:

    April 29th, 2009 at 6:19 pm
    Don’t forget to wear pink Saturday.
    It’s Power In Pink Day for UH softball.

    Saw that. Nice of UA to make pink uniforms just for this one occasion.

    If they have pink ribbons for sale I’ll wear it.

    Sorry got no pink clothes.

  174. wafan April 29, 2009 6:23 pm

    Time to checks for cracks!

  175. Pride. April 29, 2009 6:24 pm

    April 29th, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    He’s retired undercover HPD (Miami Mice division). Some of the Tsaiko’s have met him and know he’s been shot at too many times! Kekoa. Das your guitar playing cousin that still packing heat. Guns are bigger than Homey’s.

  176. Kazz April 29, 2009 6:26 pm

    Ok nevermind… I called the Rainbowtique at Ward and they have no pink ribbons.

  177. vballfan1 April 29, 2009 6:34 pm

    So apparently US mens Olympic team assistant coach Ron Larson and former Olypic Gold Medalist Randy Stoklos are interested in the UH mens volleyball Job. The Deadline to apply was yesterday.

    I wonder who the finalists will be? Stephen have you heard anything or know when the commitee will get together? Any other applicants that you have heard about?

  178. Jason April 29, 2009 6:35 pm

    Ahem …


    (Thanks to Kelli for reminding me about grad announcements. And to one of her bloggers, who gave me the idea to make my own! Haha!)

  179. FloridaTed April 29, 2009 6:46 pm


    With all the support and fantastic good will Patti and I have received from this great Tsaiko-Nation, I had to show everybody the fruit of their prayers. I’m almost back, maybe 10 % left for my brain to build a few, new neuron conduits. Time and practice will take care of that.

    Good night all, I’m supposed to be in bed.

  180. madeinhawaii April 29, 2009 6:53 pm

    G’night Ted. It’s good to have you back!

  181. MIke April 29, 2009 7:16 pm


    My apologies for this belated message (I missed yesterday’s post). Just wanted to add my heartfelt condolences for your terrible loss. I hope you’ll find comfort in the memories your wonderful wife left you and your family and in the lives she has saved through her generosity. Take care.

  182. MIke April 29, 2009 7:16 pm

    Great to see you back, FloridaTed!

  183. PIAA DS April 29, 2009 7:18 pm

    re: Post #50…thanks everyone who voted, to include Kekoa and Garrett! She has taken a commanding, well deserved lead….I forgot to tell you, she is a KAISER grad! Just happend to marry my brother while she was going to school on the mainland!

  184. addahknowjoe April 29, 2009 7:26 pm

    U da Man, FT! U da Man!!!!

  185. Ralph April 29, 2009 7:53 pm

    I just saw coloma on the Hawaii moms like me commercial….she holds her kid like she holds a six pack

  186. Kekoa April 29, 2009 7:57 pm

    Pride ~ Cuz’n Buddy keeps pumpin’ iron jez in case he runs into former inmates he can’t keep entertained with his songs and comedy routine. His guns are always fully loaded.

    My other cousin is 6’7″ 275, with artillery pieces. He was always sent in to OCCC to calm down the inmates whenever they were unhappy with the evening meal. He is not very funny, doesn’t play the guitar and we don’t every ask him to sing.

  187. jm2375 April 29, 2009 7:58 pm

    Kekoa – I must respectfully disagree with you and Gabbard. We were discussing this at work. I know I am in the minority, but I believe this whole swine flu thing is overblown. The State already has procedures in place that were developed during the avian flu scare. During these penny-pinching days, the State has better things to do with their money and resources than take the temps of every single passenger getting off an airplane or ship. Besides, an infectious disease specialist once told me that a person is most contagious before showing symptoms.

    Definition of a pandemic:

    Epidemic over a wide geographic area and affecting a large proportion of the population

    There is no way this is a pandemic. It’s an outbreak, period, end of story.

    Following good hygiene practices will greatly reduce the chances of catching almost any contagious disease.

    OK, getting off my soapbox.

  188. Stainless Sheet April 29, 2009 7:58 pm

    Congrats to E-Rob, and all of the other Warriors who are getting NFL shots.

  189. Kekoa April 29, 2009 8:03 pm

    You are very welcome Doris. Always glad to help.

  190. jm2375 April 29, 2009 8:11 pm

    A-joe – who you calling aunty??? I not that old. 👿

  191. Stephen Tsai April 29, 2009 8:11 pm

    It’s going to be a while.
    Larsen is actually a really good coach. He had a tough time, though, at UC San Diego. No scholarships to offer, expensive school.

  192. Kekoa April 29, 2009 8:19 pm


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  193. madeinhawaii April 29, 2009 9:06 pm

    Hmmm… NFL shots…

    You think those will help innoculate against the Swine flu?

  194. Expat April 29, 2009 9:08 pm

    Curveball — when did your daughter graduate? What was her course? I was ’92, course 4.

    My dad is all up in arms about MIT dropping wrestling. He was a four-year wrestler there and refereed HS wrestling for many years on Oahu. Sports are a major part of campus life at MIT — which surprises many people.

    DPK — last year’s flu vaccination is not likely to provide much, if any, protection against this new strain. Since it is a completely new influenza virus it has a better chance of spreading fast and far. Look at what the Spanish flu did in 1918– between 1/2 and 2/3 of the entire world’s population were infected. The mortality rate was high for influenza — though not high compared to many other diseases. However, the vast numbers affected meant that 50 million or so died during a two year period. That was essentially before commercial aviation too. Scary.

  195. Garret April 29, 2009 9:08 pm

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

    The flu vaccine might eventually be able to be delivered through a patch–this would make it cheaper and would be great for people (like my kids) who hate shots.

  196. Garret April 29, 2009 9:09 pm

    The “red mercury” hoax (which said that it could be used to make nuclear bombs or find treasure) said to be contained in old Singer sewing machines resulted in wave of people in Saudi Arabia trying to buy them…they were paying $50,000 for old sewing machines!

  197. Garret April 29, 2009 9:09 pm

    Dutch flying car company is preparing for the market launch of its flying car.

  198. Garret April 29, 2009 9:09 pm

    The browser wars continue: Firefox 3.5 vs. IE 8.

  199. Garret April 29, 2009 9:10 pm

    DARPA gave Lockheed a $400 million order for an airborne radar blimp.

  200. Garret April 29, 2009 9:10 pm

    Free play links pau.

  201. Garret April 29, 2009 9:12 pm


    From what I’ve read, the flu shots this round doesn’t protect against the swine flu. Different strain, sadly.

  202. madeinhawaii April 29, 2009 9:16 pm

    Flying car…

    Hate to run out of gas in one of those. You’d be stuck in the air. You think AAA will offer free towing?

  203. madeinhawaii April 29, 2009 9:25 pm

    DPK, I’ve read the same thing. BUT the good news is that there are a couple of medications that are available for other flu types that seem to be effective in dealing with the symptoms.

    Let’s just hope it never reaches the islands.

  204. Jason April 29, 2009 9:46 pm

    Geez, what’s with the brainiacs who went to MIT. Yikes.

    I wonder if I could’ve gotten in. Eh, even if I did, I’d probably go crazy studying math there. 😀

  205. koakane™ April 29, 2009 10:10 pm

    wafan: April 29th, 2009 at 6:22 pm I went to the St. Martin’s celebration for student teachers who were graduating later this month. Out of 58 future teachers only 2 have received calls for their primary interview. The rest are going to hard pressed to find positions in.

    wafan, just attended a dinner for the new SMU president at Manoa Grand Ballroom last night. he was to have head back to Washington today. had some nice chats with grads from mid 80’s, late 90’s and early 00’s. also perspective students for this coming fall.

  206. Mei Ling April 29, 2009 10:15 pm


    You got my free ticket for tomorrow night.

  207. Da Punchbowl Kid April 29, 2009 10:19 pm

    MIH, expat and Garret-

    Thanks for the feedback on the flu shots. You’ve more or less confirmed what I suspected. From what I have seen, the most important thing is to get to an M.D. for treatment with in 48 hours of first developing symptoms. I’m keeping my fingers crossed and praying on this matter everyday.

    I’m sure I’ve mentioned it before, but I for one, love your free play links. Lots o’ good stuff in them, and I’ve also been turned on to some excellent sites featured in some of the stories.

    When was your Dad a wrestling ref here? I may know him.

  208. Jason April 29, 2009 10:22 pm

    DPK: Is something up with your e-mail? When I sent out my grad announcement (see posts 165 and 178), it wouldn’t let me send an e-mail to you.

  209. Da Punchbowl Kid April 29, 2009 10:33 pm


    Check your email. 😉

    Oh yeah… congrats!

  210. Jason April 29, 2009 10:35 pm

    Hmm, that went through.

    Actually, I’m not sure if my e-mail even went out; I forgot to CC myself, so IDK.

  211. Jason April 29, 2009 10:35 pm

    I mean, IDK if my original e-mail went out to everyone. I don’t see it in my sent box.

  212. Jason April 29, 2009 10:43 pm

    Ah, yeah, I don’t think it got sent out. I really should read what the error messages say. Too many recipients! Previously, it just so happened to pick DPK’s e-mail address. 😛

  213. Jason April 29, 2009 10:46 pm

    Okay, NOW my e-mail should have been sent. 😀

  214. Mei Ling April 29, 2009 11:08 pm


    Congratulations! You have enriched the blog…we expect you to continue communicating with us wherever you are. I’ll be at graduation as long as nothing comes up. Good luck in finals!

    Ssshhhh…I’ll be at the NAU table at the college fair tomorrow in the Blaisdell. Not working at UH, so no pilikia. It’s fun talking to the students & sharing what we’ve done in the HAPA Hawaiian Club at NAU.

  215. Cindy (cenn) April 29, 2009 11:08 pm

    Goodnight, everyone!

  216. Ralph April 29, 2009 11:08 pm

    congratulations Jason……I know you’ll succeed as a teacher and mentor…you need to grow a beard and mustache to look a little older than the high school kids….another way to look older is to keep watching the 49’ers play football, you’ll look older a lot sooner from grief and disbelief….

  217. Mei Ling April 29, 2009 11:24 pm

    Eh, Ralph, No diss da Niners!

    I still love the Niners! and I like the Raiders, except I thought they were better under Jon Gruden (who reminds me of an old b.f., ummm).

    K, night all…

  218. al ™ April 30, 2009 1:10 am

    planning a cattle call in the near future for our first tsaiko graduate.
    stay tuned……….


  219. al ™ April 30, 2009 1:16 am

    florida ted…
    a very welcome back to you brother.

  220. al ™ April 30, 2009 1:20 am


    i have been waiting for some news on this…..junior day.

    so, were any scholies offered?
    any names?
    did any juniors accept an offer?

    how many mainland juniors attended?

    i have been curious since there has been very little or no fanfare regarding our future warriors.

    i wonder why no one else asked?

  221. al ™ April 30, 2009 1:21 am


    those attending the unlv game MUST MAKE IT A POINT

  222. al ™ April 30, 2009 1:24 am


    ….to see “jersey boys”, the broadway musical featured at the Palazzo.
    it will be worth every penny (there will quite a few pennies).

    especially if you are around stevem’s age.

  223. play live bingo April 30, 2009 1:26 am

    Great efforts keep going on.

  224. wafan April 30, 2009 3:08 am

    A happy last day of April to everyone!!!

  225. wafan April 30, 2009 3:12 am

    So, I wonder what other hoax could be used to sell our old useless junk to Saudi Arabia? Maybe recycle the red mercury but this time it is found only in old junker cars found on the road side and yards in Hawai’i neighborhoods?

  226. wafan April 30, 2009 3:16 am

    That is a lot of money to spend on blimps outfitted with radar. When will they start to use the old weather balloons or kites? HA!

  227. wafan April 30, 2009 3:16 am

    Time to get to school. Yay!

  228. wafan April 30, 2009 3:21 am

    UA cups recalled.


  229. mctruck April 30, 2009 4:30 am

    So, dis powderpuff-guy, what’s his time in da-40??…nah,nah, just joking. bwaaaahahaha!!

  230. Garret April 30, 2009 4:45 am

    Nevada sure does a great job with their scheduling! Both Arizona and UCLA will play at Nevada in the future.

    Nevada will play Arizona and UCLA at Mackay Stadium as part of multi-game deals with each school, athletics director Cary Groth announced today.

    The Wolf Pack will start a three-game series with UCLA in 2013 and a “home-and-home” series with Arizona beginning in 2014.

    “We are absolutely committed to bringing national-caliber competition to Mackay Stadium and these games once again reflect that commitment,” Groth said. “Our fans deserve the opportunity to watch our program match up with top-notch, non-conference opponents and that is exactly what our scheduling philosophy is delivering.”

  231. Garret April 30, 2009 4:47 am

    Navy just signed a bowl deal…for 2013.

    Navy has signed an agreement to appear in the 2013 edition of the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl, held annually in Fort Worth, Texas.

    “Obviously we are as pleased as can be that Navy, with its great heritage and tradition, has agreed to participate in our 2013 game,” said Tom Starr, executive director of the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl.

  232. Garret April 30, 2009 4:48 am

    LSU’s coach will twitter all game day.

    LSU football coach Les Miles is, in his words, “a twittering kind of guy.” Though he also contends he’s “old school,” Miles wants to stay ahead of the competition in this age of 3G recruiting. This fall, Miles will twitter before games, at halftime and after games. He will dictate his observations to a staff assistant who will then type in Miles’ “tweets” or microblogs of 140 characters or less on the social networking site, Twitter.com.

    “Absolutely, it’s for recruiting purposes,” Miles says. “It allows us to communicate, to those people that subscribe, blasts of information. … It’s also an opportunity for those prospects that subscribe to communicate to us.”

  233. Garret April 30, 2009 4:49 am


    You wonder why nobody else asked about the Junior Day? Several Tsaikos have asked about it, with A-House asking a whole bunch of times.

  234. warriorfanny2 April 30, 2009 4:57 am

    took da bossa to see dueling piano’s at L-4 after grinds at Pearl–that means im good to go for the weekend w jobu n da bowboyz plus Tiger.

    Tiger last won in 2007 @ Quail Hollow beating Steve Stricker in a classic, today he is off to a positive start at -3 (T/1)after 12. more importantly, 3 birdies, no bogeys or scrambles, 100% sand saves–he is under 1.7 putting on the green and hitting the fairways and averaging 316 on his drives.

    get to the Les tonite and stomp da yard!
    Coach Mike is doin a great job and shame on linsky n meyers. not the time to be individuals–we are in the thick of a conference race that will go-down-to-the-wire and we need everyone on board pullin their load. nuff said…jobu got da cigar, rum and chekin blud ready….go bowboyz!

  235. djmitcho April 30, 2009 5:01 am

    Good Morning Everybody! Hope everyone has a good day.

  236. Kekoa (iPhone) April 30, 2009 5:10 am

    Powder Puff looks so cute & innocent in the photo. In reality, she is! Great sense of humor, coupled with a daring Tsaiko attitude. Thanks for putting up with us.

    …And a good, early bird morning to you all!

  237. warriorfanny2 April 30, 2009 5:18 am

    one more thing before i load-up my trunk and head out da door…..2 local boyz tonite–Jayson Kramer and Kolt Wong.

    Jayson is so consistent at keepin the ball low, hitting spots and mixing pitches. he is truly a treat to watch–gotta luv him, he is our ace and always battlin.

    Kolt is on a tear and leading our team w a .363 BA that includes 61 hits and a 16 game hitting streak.
    I can recall, not long ago, when his average dropped below .250, he was strugglin and his dad Kaha took him to a battin cage off the H1-East and re-tooled him. The next day he went yard 3 times and hasnt looked back since.
    warm feelin betw dad and son and so wonderful to witness.

    gotta go….have a nice day tsai-kos.

  238. LizKauai [iMac] UNITE AND CONQUER! April 30, 2009 5:40 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Congrats to our grad JASON!!!
    How many seats available for his “family”????

    Looking forward to news about the “G-Kall”.

    Hi Ho!!!

  239. expat April 30, 2009 5:46 am


    Sorry, was too late on the west coast to get your reply. My dad actually worked at Kamehameha so you may know him. I don’t think he was ever involved in Kamehameha wrestling though. He worked at KEEP from 1974 to about 1987– Kim Sloat.

  240. whitey April 30, 2009 5:54 am

    good morning tsaikos. congratus to jason. good to see you back fl ted. going get an early start this am, so have a great day and may the sunshine bring you much happiness and love.

  241. jm2375 April 30, 2009 6:05 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!!

    Al – no forget about our other graduate blogger, Kelli!! 😀

    Off to work. bbl.

  242. PowderPuff April 30, 2009 6:36 am

    Good morning, Tsaiko-land! FloridaTed, it is AWESOME to see your posts. Keep getting stronger each day. And Jason, big congratulations to you (you know I royally suck in math, so you are my hero)!!! What is this I hear c_c isn’t coming to the KK on May 9?!?! Okay, duty calls…but we’ll miss you, especially this Tsaikette.

  243. roysan16 April 30, 2009 6:48 am

    re- UH Junior Day

    If the impression is that there seems to be little information about junior day, maybe this is intentional. If your Coach Mack why would he let other coaches peek over his shoulder and see what’s in his hand. For what? So that they can come over here and poach his recruits. Keeping things under wraps, and not enunciating his every intention to the media of who he is recruiting is smarter, I think.

  244. HawaiianKiko(Chief Lurker) April 30, 2009 6:57 am

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

    Good Morning TsaiKo Ohana….

    Congratulations to all the Warriors in the NFL Draft and those going to the TryOuts….and to Florida Ted with your Posts

    Back to the Future( of Lurking )

  245. koakane™ April 30, 2009 7:19 am

    g’morning tsai-ko country sun breaking thru again 8) so annodah supa day in Hawaiil

    congrats to the new grads Jason and Kelli 😀 in few months we will be a tag team them in and me out. good fortunes for your in the futures.

    bballer start an important series tonight go out and support nuff said.

    play nice and have a good one esmeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee woooosh

  246. koakane™ April 30, 2009 7:20 am

    e kala mai still in the morning wake up fog

    kope kope

  247. Mei Ling April 30, 2009 7:26 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    See you at the BaseBows game this evening.

    Esme & out….

  248. Da Punchbowl Kid April 30, 2009 7:27 am

    Good Morning All! 🙂

    Howzit Koakane!

    I remember Kim Sloat! Perhaps Koakane does too, as he was employed up at KS around that time as well. Small world, huh?

  249. koakane™ April 30, 2009 7:47 am

    hey hey DPK morning to you my bruddah. whats shaking?

    Kim Sloat rings a bell but no know him personally.

  250. HawaiianKiko(Chief Lurker) April 30, 2009 7:54 am

    Transplanted Hawaiians The Andy Bumatai Show LIVE on the net at 1pm Hawaii time today http://www.theandybumataishow.com

  251. Bulla April 30, 2009 8:50 am

    Florida Ted,

    Welcome back, one day at a time


    how u doing bro?


    long time no see, what’s happening?

  252. Da Punchbowl Kid April 30, 2009 8:58 am

    I’m great, Herr Buller! Howz u? Hardly see you here anymore.

  253. Bulla April 30, 2009 9:06 am

    hey dpk,

    i should check in more, been busy with the potential ‘swine flu’ situation here locally…. and work is work, economy down, crime up, i am busy. haha

    the beast comes home tonight, planning a CC next week, sent out an email blast….hope you can drop by 🙂

  254. Piper's son April 30, 2009 9:21 am

    Hi Bulla:

    Nice to hear Ryan coming back for a break.

    With your #252 “crime up, swine flu, economy down…”, I guess I had better forget about going to iHop!

  255. A-House April 30, 2009 9:46 am


    I’ve been asking ST since 4/26/09 for ino/results on Jr day, but alas, NO RESPONSE.

    Rich Miano made a comment last night that 60 or so Jrs attended with their parents and Tony Tuioti did a fantastic job on Jr day. RESULTS – that is the big mystery????????????

  256. madeinhawaii April 30, 2009 9:51 am

    Boy this swine flu has me teed. I bought slabs of pork tenderloin and butt a week ago, sliced em, ground, and froze em … now, with all the misunderstanding, I bet the price will drop through the floor. But no more room in my freezer.

    UH! Listen up.. when the prices drop stock up on pork! Build that imu… and cut that dang deficit. 😉

  257. Ralph April 30, 2009 9:57 am

    when homey and I told a certain tsaikette that cc will in Washington for two months she told us that since her boyfriend won’t be here she wasn’t going to the KK function- no fun without him….

  258. Koa-mahu April 30, 2009 10:08 am

    sorry ladies…..but cc is all MINE!!! u hea dat BabyPowder?!?!?!

  259. A-House April 30, 2009 10:20 am


    I know that Jim D has many important items on his plate right now, but any “tid-bits” of future Warrior opponents?

    Any more names to plug in ofr 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, & 2014?

  260. A-House April 30, 2009 10:21 am

    ofr = for

  261. Kazz April 30, 2009 10:22 am

    Anyone with a Warrior helmet on cannot be called “Powderpuff”! :mrgreen:

  262. A-House April 30, 2009 10:24 am


    Point well taken!

  263. Ralph April 30, 2009 10:27 am

    Nevada schedules UCLA and Arizona and we get zip…..JD start your engines, multitask, delegate more responsibilities and hold them accountable or make some personnel changes, its never to early to schedule fb games.

  264. Kazz April 30, 2009 10:28 am

    Re: UH Junior Day

    I second roysan16’s notion of keeping “Junior Day” somewhat “under wraps”.

    Coach Miano was on L&L last night and he did say, “junior day was well-attended”.

  265. Buffoman April 30, 2009 10:33 am

    What’s happened to Timmy Chang? Has he completed studies and graduated from UH? Is he still playing ball?

  266. Ralph April 30, 2009 10:35 am

    Trap scheduled a tough baseball schedule this season and his team played inspiring ball while hitting only about .245 They battled each and every inning and won a lot of games, and the fans finally came out to watch in large numbers….good luck this weekend.

    if Nash schedules games with winning programs and his team wins while playing good basketball the fans will come out to the Stanley…there should be optimism of putting at least 8500 to 9000 in the SSC at every game but the bows got to win and show their mettle that they are able to play with the best…otherwise find a coach who can do it…

  267. Ralph April 30, 2009 10:42 am

    June Jones has 5 commitments for 2010….so my question, did he not recruit early in Hawaii or did the Hawaii recruits who were offered not commit early…if I remember correctly, the coach can not discuss a recruit until after NLI date and therefore we will never know if he made offers early. We know of fb players not offered early or at all, like Kaluka, because he mentioned it and I believe Doris confirmed it but were there early offers not publicized back then?

    JJ also offered a DT for 2011 after junior day at SMU…

  268. madeinhawaii April 30, 2009 10:44 am


    We have seen that winning is a big part of drawing the crowds. BUT, we have also seen that even during mediocre seasons, name brand competition also draws the crowds. For the most part, however, the WAC teams do not have that drawing power. So the various programs have to look outside the WAC and try to make the $$$ there. Not easy when you have to pay $$$$ to get $$$, eh?

  269. madeinhawaii April 30, 2009 10:45 am

    g’morning all..

  270. Da Instagata April 30, 2009 10:47 am

    TC is busy managing his subway franchise.

  271. Kazz April 30, 2009 10:50 am

    Best wishes to Rainbow Wahine Malamaisaua Manuma.

    Hopefully this second surgery will be the last.

  272. da princess' classmate April 30, 2009 10:52 am

    if we gotta take CUSA, might be a trip to see SMU football and basketball here during Christmas 2009…

    does the guard still play for the St. Mary’s basketball team or is he done already.

  273. Kazz April 30, 2009 10:53 am

    Da Instagata:

    April 30th, 2009 at 10:47 am
    TC is busy managing his subway franchise.

    This is like the third time I heard about a supposed Subway franchise. Am I missing something? 😆

  274. Garret April 30, 2009 10:54 am


    I do *not* think JJ recruited early like he’s doing now–he has so many offers out and has had 2 Junior Days already for 2010 recruits. I think that this is a reflection on the changing times in recruiting–there are a lot of schools that have made 30+ early offers now that never made offers at this stage in the recruiting process not too many years ago.

  275. A-House April 30, 2009 10:56 am

    Nearing lunch hour and no new post from our beloved Tsimester – something big must be brewing!!

  276. Garret April 30, 2009 10:57 am

    Article about how the Browns might need to have David Veikune ready to play soon. The starting OLB left via free agency and the backup (Bowens) is 32 and recently had knee surgery. Veikune will be Bowens’ backup and will need to adjust to OLB quickly if Bowens has problems with his recovery.

    David Bowens is expected to take the Browns’ old outside linebacker role vacated by free agent Willie McGinest.

    Bowens turns 32 before the season and is coming off knee surgery, so the Browns had better hope second-round pick David Veikune comes along fast. Bowens won’t alleviate any double teams from OLB Kamerion Wimbley.

  277. A-House April 30, 2009 10:58 am

    Longdistance tsaiko in Colorado, are you still with us??

  278. homey ℞ April 30, 2009 10:59 am

    A-House – Yeah, like the list of those invited to fall camp.

  279. Garret April 30, 2009 11:00 am

    Professional players Unions just lost a revenue source and fantasy sports sites will be much more profitable now.

    CBS Corp.’s Internet unit won the right to use National Football League players’ names and statistics for free in fantasy sports leagues it sponsors after a judge ruled the information is in the public domain.

    A federal appeals court decision in 2007 that companies operating fantasy leagues have a First Amendment right to use names and data of baseball players without paying a licensing fee applies to football as well, U.S. District Judge Ann Montgomery said in Minneapolis.

    The ruling is the latest setback for professional sports leagues and players unions looking to control the fantasy market. As many as 15 million people participate in fantasy football leagues, generating more than $1 billion a year in revenue, court documents show.

  280. Da Instagata April 30, 2009 11:01 am

    Kazz – 5…..$5 footloooooooooong. bwhahahahahaha.

  281. Ralph April 30, 2009 11:02 am

    MIH Hawaii’s ESPN tournament will be a good one, 4 teams with winning records, 4 team with losing records…USC 22-13, St. Mary’s 28-7, UNLV 21-11, College of Charleston 27-9, SMU 9-21, Western Michigan 10-21, and possibly Georgia at 12-20, and then there is UH with13-17 record. I hope the losing teams aren’t bracketed together. then again, I don’t want UH in the afternoon games either…this is a ESPN tourney unlike the 4 team rainbow classic and therefore UH might not have the leverage of playing a night game if they lose the first match

  282. Garret April 30, 2009 11:03 am

    ESPN says that the Pac-10 should eliminate their round-robin scheduling, which would give them 1 more nonconference game each season and would help them get more teams bowl eligible. I like this idea because it would give the Pac-10 more schedule slots to play UH and it would increase the chances that the Pac-10 would have a bowl eligible team for the Hawaii Bowl.

    So the Pac-10 should end round-robin scheduling, a practice that only insures the conference suffers five additional losses a season, which hurts national rankings and strength of schedule ratings, which then combines to hurt the conference in the BCS standings.

    If the Pac-10 tossed away a ninth conference game, then it could add another nonconference game, like other BCS conferences do.

    Kentucky, which lost six of its final eight regular-season games, was a bowl team last year. The Wildcats didn’t beat a BCS team with a winning record. They did beat Norfolk State, Middle Tennessee and Western Kentucky.

  283. Ralph April 30, 2009 11:04 am

    is ST on sick leave, no new post or comments this morning….where’s mike?

  284. madeinhawaii April 30, 2009 11:05 am


    Timmy Chang is said to own one of the Mililani Subway franchises. I doubt that he spends much time there, though.

  285. A-House April 30, 2009 11:09 am

    June Jones, since his commitment to SMU, is doing a lot of things he did not do for 9 years at UH. I wonder why?

  286. Ralph April 30, 2009 11:09 am

    baseball media hype, saturday bb game has 700 tickets left, but why aren’t they promoting the thursday, friday and sunday game…are they sold out, if not, why not hype the fans to come out all four days and let the public know how many tickets remain for each day….duh…please multitask or lets find a new SID. How about promoting pink day, this saturday, honoring cancer patients at the wahine softball game. the seniors are mentioned but not much about the pink uniforms…K-State did a pink wahine basketball game and later auctioned off their uniforms and raised 12K dollars with the additional sale of pink shirts with the power cat logo.

  287. Garret April 30, 2009 11:20 am


    Mac has shown what he can accomplish with a recruiting budget that is approximately 3x what JJ had, not even counting what Tony Tuioti makes. Of course, some things of the things that he is doing (like home visits) do not cost much at all to do, but others (coaches flying all over the mainland for recruiting) do take a lot of money.

    SMU already had a director of football operations and has probably no limit on its recruiting budget. I’m assuming that the director of football operations does a lot of the legwork for the Junior Days, just like I assume that Tony Tuioti did a lot of the planning for UH’s Junior Day. Did you know that SMU’s basketball coach flew to Croatia to meet with the parents of a recruit? The recruit ended up going to Purdue, but being able to do that without worrying about the budget stood out to me–when UH was getting volleyball and basketball recruits from overseas, I don’t remember the coaches doing home visits in Europe!

  288. A-House April 30, 2009 12:05 pm


    I agree that SMU has a lot more $$$ and staff to assist the HC in recruiting and UH was definetely behind the 8 ball.

    However, do a Jr day and going on home visits on Oahu and neighbor islands or visiting high school coaches/schools would not put a big dent in his budget? I will agree that a $50,000 recruiting budget is very small and reason that the Maloof brothers donated $25,000 to UH for recruiting 2 years ago after they met June Jones in UNLV.

    I can not help but think that some of the significant “donations” during Coach Mack’s tenure came because UH has a new Athletics Director. One person who was instrumental in securing a huge donation told me that as long as Fumbler was AD he would never ask the donor to consider UH.

    Hawaiian Airlines has always been a major corporate sponsor for UH, but only last year they donated XXX air fares for Coach Mack/staff to take trips at no charge. Why? Coincidence or not?

    It has been written that HF did not secure any $$$ for UH.

    Even in this terrible economy, there are many ways for the “business” sector to make contributions to UH sports. All they need is for someone to call and pay them a visit with a plan. Or, someone, in position of power at UH, can make a public plea for donations. Is it beneath their feet to do so? That would be a shame if true.

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  291. al ™ April 30, 2009 5:28 pm

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