Elimimian invited to Bills’ rookie camp; Gansz dies

Former UH linebacker Solomon Elimimian today accepted an invitation to the Buffalo Bills’ rookie camp this week. The camp runs Thursday through Sunday. If he does well, he might receive a free-agent contract.

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David Veikune is looking at a big payday. Last year’s 52nd pick — Quentin Groves, a defensive end from Auburn — had signed a four-year deal worth $3.3 million, of which $1.6 millon was guaranteed.

At UH today, Veikune waited for his girlfriend to pick him up.


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Frank Gansz, regarded as one of the top special teams coaches — and a frequent speaker at UH camps and meetings — died today. He was on June Jones’ staff at SMU.
I spoke with JJ today, and he said Gansz “went in for a knee replacement (surgery). He never came out of it. It’s a sad deal. He was doing fine. That’s the shock about it.”


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And in the really big news . . . Spencer and Heidi tied the knot!


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  1. koakane iphone April 27, 2009 12:01 pm


  2. warriorfanny2 April 27, 2009 12:02 pm

    janet napolitano for uh wahine basketball coach.

  3. HiFlyer April 27, 2009 12:02 pm


    great that sololmon will get a chance to show what he can do.

  4. HiFlyer April 27, 2009 12:03 pm

    okay, top five

  5. Curt April 27, 2009 12:06 pm

    Go Solomon!

  6. rylen April 27, 2009 12:07 pm

    top 10

  7. HiFlyer April 27, 2009 12:08 pm

    Is there anything about Adam Leonard?

  8. eli boy April 27, 2009 12:15 pm

    hope the lion gets pick adam leonard he is a good person goodluck and god bless adam leonard.

  9. Colomaohana April 27, 2009 12:16 pm

    top 10?

  10. Buffoman April 27, 2009 12:20 pm


  11. jm2375 April 27, 2009 12:20 pm

    Top 10? If not, Top 15!!

  12. jm2375 April 27, 2009 12:21 pm

    Congrats to all the Warriors getting their chances at the next level. Represent!!

  13. YpoWarrior April 27, 2009 12:22 pm

    ST, any word on Adam Leonard?

  14. jm2375 April 27, 2009 12:24 pm

    Oops! 😳

    Howzit FloridaTed! Glad to see you are feeling better. Looking forward to your insightful posts again.

  15. cheepono April 27, 2009 12:28 pm

    top 15!

    cheepono out

  16. homey ℞ April 27, 2009 12:39 pm

    Top 100 babee!

  17. SteveM April 27, 2009 12:39 pm

    Good afternoon everyone!

    Good luck to Elimimian at the Bill’s camp!

  18. homey ℞ April 27, 2009 12:40 pm

    Jack Flash:
    April 27th, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    So i guess if all one aspires to be is a collegiate star, then Boise St. football makes sense huh?

    You should post that on the Boise blog! 😆

  19. homey ℞ April 27, 2009 12:51 pm

    MLiz – Kinda early but Longs has NA beer on sale. You want me to pick some up for next week Saturday? BTW, Foodland had kim chee tripe! hmmmmm, maybe that’s what caused Betty’s tummy oowie.

  20. homey ℞ April 27, 2009 12:52 pm

    Want to keep kids occupied at a t-gate? Give them a fly swatter.

  21. Kekoa April 27, 2009 12:57 pm

    Congratulations Homey for being in the top 100, again! Thanks for the tip on the Kim Chee Tripe. Foodland huh?

  22. Garret April 27, 2009 12:59 pm

    Best wishes to Sol for his opportunity with the Bills! I’m sure that they will see how talented he is and he’ll earn his shot the hard way.

  23. Garret April 27, 2009 12:59 pm

    I hope that we get good news about Adam Leonard soon.

  24. homey ℞ April 27, 2009 1:00 pm

    Kekoa – Foodland Pearl City to be exact.

  25. kama krab April 27, 2009 1:00 pm

    ST do you any updates on the wahine coach hire and the closing date for the volleyball coaching vacancy.

  26. Garret April 27, 2009 1:01 pm


    It was great to be able to read your message to Kekoa on the previous blog! I know it can be frustrating and will never be as fast as you want, but keep trying and you’ll keep getting better.

  27. Garret April 27, 2009 1:02 pm

    Veikune going in the 2nd round instead of the 3rd round will make a *major* difference in his bank account. That is great because he worked hard and earned every penny.

  28. Garret April 27, 2009 1:04 pm

    Now, he has drafted a QB with both, but who maybe too short.


    Chase signed as a free agent, Zorn didn’t draft him. From Washington’s perspective, getting Chase Daniels without using a draft pick (with little or no money to him unless he makes the team) is a great way to add competition at the QB position. I just hope they don’t split Colt’s reps in preseason with him.

  29. kama krab April 27, 2009 1:06 pm

    One more, When will Coach Mack be making his cuts for spring ball.

  30. Garret April 27, 2009 1:07 pm

    Cruise set up for Warrior fans to see Alaska and watch the Washington State game. This is the first time that this company set up a specialty tour, so they must see a demand from Warrior fans.

    Departing from Hawaii, guests fly in comfort and arrive in Seattle to board the luxurious Norwegian Star ship for a breathtaking seven-night Alaskan cruise. On the cruise, guests experience the majestic glacier views, as well historical Alaskan cities.

    Hawaiian guests will especially enjoy the main feature of this YMT Vacations specialty tour — tickets to the coveted University of Hawaii vs. Washington State Cougars football game. Before the game, guests first enjoy a feast at one of the greatest tailgate destinations, allowing time to network and swap football stories with fellow Warrior fans.

    With both Hawaii and Alaska celebrating their 50th anniversary this year, now is the perfect time for guests to take advantage of YMT Vacations’ first ever specialty tour.

  31. BG April 27, 2009 1:07 pm


    Mahalos for passing on Fla Ted’s message!

    FT…braddah, we’re thrilled to hear your continued progress. You’re doing great! It’s wonderful to know you’re around the clubhouse…

  32. Garret April 27, 2009 1:09 pm

    The WR Miami drafted in the 4th round was taken to be a slot receiver! Bess has more competition now for his spot…

    Brian Hartline
    Rd./overall: 4th/ 108

    School: Ohio State

    Position: Wide receiver

    Ht./wt.: 6-1/ 195

    Of note: Hartline will be featured in the slot, most likely sharing time with Greg Camarillo and Davone Bess. Hartline said he loves special teams and “cracking heads” on kickoff coverage. He also is friends with Dolphins receiver Ted Ginn Jr.

  33. Colomaohana April 27, 2009 1:10 pm

    Homey: #20….OH MY GOD!!!!! Bwuahahahahaha….hehehehehe……So true!!!! So so true!!!!!

  34. Garret April 27, 2009 1:11 pm

    It is interesting that the draft pick Miami used to pick a player that they want to compete with Bess was obtained from their trade of Samson. Teams normally don’t take players in the 4th round without thinking they will play soon, so this training camp will have a huge 3-player battle (Camarillo was ahead of Bess last season, and they now added Hartline) for the slot position.

    Miami’s next pick was 4th round, pick 108 overall. The pick was Oakland’s, swapped along with Miami gaining a 6th as part of the Samson Satele trade. The Dolphins used the pick to snag another wideout, and a former teammate of Ted Ginn to boot. The Dolphins drafted Brian Hartline out of OSU.

  35. Jack Flash April 27, 2009 1:11 pm

    Homey- Nah. I have respect for Boise St. football, and root for them when they aren’t playing us. I liked how classy they were when we beat them here 2 seasons ago. Although, the whole crybaby thing about wanting to get into the MWC knocked them down a couple notches in my book. Fresno St and BYU on the other hand… f#*k them!

  36. Garret April 27, 2009 1:13 pm

    Condolences to the family of Coach Frank Gansz

  37. Stephen Tsai April 27, 2009 1:18 pm

    YPO Warrior:
    Adam hasn’t received any invites, as of yet.

  38. Colomaohana April 27, 2009 1:22 pm

    ST: You DID see your email today, right?


  39. morning dove April 27, 2009 1:25 pm

    heres the story of the passing of coach junes jones special team coach


  40. protector April 27, 2009 1:28 pm

    I’m with YpoWarrior & others in wondering what’s happening with Adam Leonard. With all of the supposedly sharp scouts & player personnel out there, why aren’t there 1 or 2 akamai teams who were alert enough to recognize his play the last 2 years & especially his junior year? It’s an absolute travesty that he’s not getting an automatic shot. I’m confident Solly will make it in Buffalo.
    Good luck to all the guys with their shot at the big time!

  41. jm2375 April 27, 2009 1:34 pm

    Garrett – #30 – I’ve been hearing that commercial on the radio for a while. Problem is that it starts on the same day as the Central Arkansas game!!

  42. YpoWarrior April 27, 2009 1:35 pm

    ST, Did Adam come in “overweight” for UH’s Pro Day? Wasn’t he over 230 lbs? I thought he should’ve gone there a bit lighter to run a good 40 time. Oh well…

    I still think he’ll at least get a 2-day tryout with a team similar to what CJ did last year. Hopefully he’ll open some eyes & get a contract from there.

  43. kama krab April 27, 2009 1:39 pm

    Sorry to be devils advocate but I feel that one reason we haven’t seen Adam Leonard get any invitations is because he did not have as productive a senior season as he did his junior and in the pro-day he did not make a big impact. I feel that Adam will get an invitation to a camp but might not make it because it seems that he is going downhill. JMHO

  44. homey ℞ April 27, 2009 1:48 pm

    ST – I see LC attended the wedding huh…

  45. Brie April 27, 2009 1:48 pm

    Hi everyone !(:
    Heh, I’m actually in the top100 today.
    Oh wow.

    Uncle Homey: you’re very nice. HA!

  46. homey ℞ April 27, 2009 1:55 pm

    Hey Brie! How long are you going to be in the injured reserve list?

    Speaking about injured. I’m so out of shape that I lost my yelling voice in the 1st qtr of Saturday’s scrimmage…hope it gets better so I can sing at the KK next week. 😆

  47. Committed Road Warrior April 27, 2009 1:56 pm

    Looks like WAC Baseball Tournament tickets are on sale:


  48. Brie April 27, 2009 1:56 pm

    Uncle Homey: I have another 3 weeks, if I’m lucky. If not I got an MRI & who knows how long more in the velcro death boot : (

  49. homey ℞ April 27, 2009 2:00 pm

    Brie – At least you don’t have to wear that velcro stomach slimmer that Koakane wears.

    Anyway, there’s always next school year…

  50. Brie April 27, 2009 2:03 pm

    Uncle Homey: Ouuuuuuuch! That one hurt. Haha. Well “next” school year sports for me starts in about two to three months and at this rate I’m not getting much better. Hopefully I’ll be rehabbing by end of May : ) Cheehee.

  51. madeinhawaii April 27, 2009 2:10 pm

    Congrats to Solly! Best of luck!

  52. curveball April 27, 2009 2:11 pm

    Committed Road Warrior:

    April 27th, 2009 at 1:56 pm
    Looks like WAC Baseball Tournament tickets are on sale:


    I bought a bunch of tickets today..there was a line and certain area’s are gone…

  53. curveball April 27, 2009 2:13 pm

    Committed Road Warrior:


    When is your MRI..we will all send positive thoughts to you …….

  54. Mrs. A-House April 27, 2009 2:17 pm

    Hi Everybody!

    So, ST dropping names of of celebs who call him to chat, just to show off, eh…

    OK, I’m in…as Garret so courteously advises lurkers…please skip my following posts that contain no “in-depth” analyses of Saturday’s scrimmage…

  55. addahknowjoe April 27, 2009 2:17 pm

    Why is routine never routine when it’s needs to be routine the most?

    RIP Gansz.

  56. Brie April 27, 2009 2:20 pm

    Hey Curveball (:
    Thank you! I don’t know when it is, or if I will really need one.
    It’s only on the condition that my foot does not heal or show signs of improvement within 3weeks.
    But it has yet to show any positive signs, I’m hoping : D

  57. Colomaohana April 27, 2009 2:21 pm

    Howzit, curveball! 😉

  58. Colomaohana April 27, 2009 2:23 pm

    Hi Brie!

  59. Mrs. A-House April 27, 2009 2:24 pm

    Inoke Funaki –

    My apologies for not making it to your autograph table on Saturday, in time for you to sign my book, have my picture taken with you, and give you a big hug. I know you anxiously waited for me, and I tried my best to break away from the T-gate in time, but had so “much” people fo’ talk story and so much fuud fo’ eat, next time…I promise. I watched you proudly from the stands. You did well. Your parents and family must be bursting with pride. All Warrior fans wish you a great season!

  60. curveball April 27, 2009 2:26 pm


    Great Day..bought some baseball tickets and already waiting for the weekend..it is friday isnt it ??

  61. Stephen Tsai April 27, 2009 2:27 pm

    Hey, Mrs. A-House, did I mention (again) that Colt called to chat?

  62. Brie April 27, 2009 2:29 pm

    Hi Colomaohana (:

  63. Stephen Tsai April 27, 2009 2:29 pm

    The women’s basketball coaching application deadline was the past Friday.
    The volleyball application period ends tomorrow.

  64. Mrs. A-House April 27, 2009 2:29 pm

    Colomaohana and Mr. C –

    What a handsome couple you are! Thanks for signing my book. Also, when I heard there are 7 keiki in your ohana, my first thought was…hey, we have a Jon & Kate + 8 (almost 8) in our Tsaiko group. Then I thought to myself…7 children…ahhhhh…”the hills are alive, with the Sound of Music”… No worries, Mr. C, if can…can…if no can…no can. We have nevertheless embraced you as our celebrity family. Congratulations on a beautiful family!

  65. curveball April 27, 2009 2:30 pm

    Mrs. A-House:
    nice to see you this weekend..you made me cry..then you made me smile .. Thanks

  66. Stephen Tsai April 27, 2009 2:30 pm

    I spoke with Mike Sealy today. He applied for the vb job. He’s a nice guy.

  67. Mrs. A-House April 27, 2009 2:32 pm

    ST –

    Would you please wait until I’m finished with my posts before you diss me again with your boasting. BTW, if Colt-y asks you to give me a hug and kiss for him, please also share that with us…hardy har har!

  68. YpoWarrior April 27, 2009 2:32 pm

    Adam Leonard must’ve been sick to see Aaron Curry get drafted by the Seahawks. I think Seattle was one of the few teams interested in AL.

  69. homey ℞ April 27, 2009 2:33 pm

    I have to watch out when I speak to Mrs. A-House because she analysis my statements and then categorizes them in quadrants.

  70. homey ℞ April 27, 2009 2:34 pm

    oops…analyzes, not analysis…stoopid.

  71. Committed Road Warrior April 27, 2009 2:36 pm

    curveball #52:

    That’s great to hear! Do I see a sell-out for the WAC Tournament?

  72. Pauoa Boy April 27, 2009 2:36 pm

    Great news to all our football boys making it on NFL rosters. Veikune is well deserving of a big paycheck, he is one of the best lineman to come out of Hawaii and will be a terror as a rush end/linebacker for the Browns! I bet we’ll see Mouton at the very least on special teams returning kicks or punts this year for the Titans. Jake Ingram in New England, nuff said…I bet he wins the long snapper job hands down! Josh Leonard should’ve got drafted to but I’m happy he signed with the Texans. Jameel Dowling in Arizona with Aaron Francisco teaching him the ropes, I could see him making it. Solomon Elimimian to the Buffalo Bills, I hope he works hard and shows them that he’s a baller.

  73. Mrs. A-House April 27, 2009 2:37 pm

    Curveball –

    It felt good to give you a big hug and kiss. As long as you keep Kristen in your heart, she will watch over you, guide you, keep you safe…always. Hopefully, you will continue to draw strength and courage from the Tsaiko ohana…

  74. lava April 27, 2009 2:39 pm

    I missed any mention of Junior Day. Does anyone know if it was considered a success? Is there anything else to know?

  75. Pauoa Boy April 27, 2009 2:42 pm


    I still think Adam Leonard will get a shot somewhere. He was a bit bulky and had some slow times at the Pro-Day but regardless he did well in the linebacker drills. I felt with the skills he displayed in the drills and his production over the 4 years will eventually land him somewhere. I think the only thing I would say is hurting Adam is his speed and agility. He seemed a bit stiff in the mobility department during drop back and change of direction drills somewhat but to me he has game speed.

  76. Mrs. A-House April 27, 2009 2:53 pm

    Homey –

    You better believe it!! Your chatter comes at me FAST, so I have to show up with a clear head to process your comments as either fact, fiction, maybe small-kine fiction, small-kine bs and of course, plain big ole outright bs (excuse my French). You’re goood, Homey…you remind me of a cartoon character (or a male Wonder Woman…since Mighty Mouse is already spoken for)…so funny…so cute.

    BTW, I watched you carefully as you scooped up and disposed properly the oyster poke you inadvertently spilled on the ground on Saturday. I’m proud that you did not rinse it off and put it back on the table for us to eat. I declare that you have passed Sanitation 101 with flying colors. JJ, you have yet to prove yourself to me.

  77. Pauoa Boy April 27, 2009 2:54 pm

    Anyway, hearing about the Warrior Bowl this past weekend has gotten me excited about the offense reaching Top 5 status this season. It seems there are many #1’s at the receiver positions this year. If Billy Ray is that good, I say let the buggah play now… Coach Craig already know he better than him haha! Is Rodney Bradley the next Ashley Lelie??? Even with Inoke in the backfield is it LWJ’s time to shine??? Bryant Moniz…will he unseat someone on the QB depth chart??? With many former HS QB’s playing different positions at UH, will we see more trick plays such as the “Medeiros Special”… “Da Noke”???

  78. koakane™ April 27, 2009 2:54 pm

    holla tsai-ko wow long three hours since last posted. the compound is nearly cleared so getting ready to dig out to see the OIA championship game. btw OC16 moved it to Hans L’Orange field but kept the same time (5pm). so no go to CORP in waipio. go chargers

  79. Colomaohana April 27, 2009 2:55 pm

    Mrs A-House:

    You are awesome! I going write sa’ moa messages in your book next time I see you! No forget…no let homey sign AGAIN, eh?! hahaha…

    BTW, don’t tell Mr. C….but CAN!

    BWuahahahahahahaha…hehehehe……He hasn’t realized by now that I am in charge of THOSE decisions…silly man! hehe….

    Mahalo so much for embracing us into the Tsai-ko ohana…..It’s exactly what we need to help keep our sanity with that many keiki!

  80. Mrs. A-House April 27, 2009 2:59 pm

    James (Jesse), Jesse (James), etc. etc. etc. –

    You were so kind to make numerous trips around town gathering up fuud stuffs, showing up at the crack of dawn to help set up, return to your job, then finally return to the Cabana to catch up on having fun. I had a revelation of sorts as I hugged you. A strange “force” was with you as I gazed over your shoulder hoping perhaps that the mysterious/elusive Koa-Mahu had finally shown up. She/he’s supposed to sign my book. Better hurry up, Koa-Mahu, pages are filling up, and my collection will never be complete until you do.

  81. homey ℞ April 27, 2009 3:02 pm

    Mrs. A-House – Male Wonder Woman!!!! Do I look like an Aerobics instructor to you? Do I have a 20″ waist? That’s it, I’m eating grilled pork skin next t-gate…

  82. Garret April 27, 2009 3:03 pm


    Tony Tuioti estimated that between 60 and 70 high school players and their families attended the Junior Day. More high school players showed up for the scrimmage (high school track meets were held during the Junior Day, so some recruits had to miss it). Mac, JD, and Chancellor Hinshaw spoke to the group, and then the players met with position coaches.

    From a quote I archived on my blog:

    About the panel discussion they had with the parents of the Juniors and current Warrior players, Tuioti said:
    “Nothing was edited, nothing was scripted. It was awesome.”

  83. wafan April 27, 2009 3:03 pm


  84. Garret April 27, 2009 3:04 pm

    Tony Tuioti also said that the Junior Day was a positive experience for those who attended.

  85. koakane™ April 27, 2009 3:05 pm

    mrs. Ahouse homey would have been on it but he forgot about the 5 second rule plus had about 6 guys was yelling him already.

  86. Colomaohana April 27, 2009 3:06 pm

    Mrs. A-House: Were you there when someone (homey or JJ) tried to “heat up” a quarter on the grill? Uh…it kept slipping through and falling in the charcoal for some strange reason (duh), and that particular person kept sticking their hand IN the hot charcoal to grab the quarter out……

    I nearly peed my pants!!

  87. wafan April 27, 2009 3:06 pm

    Aiyah! Homey! I did not know you like that.


  88. koakane™ April 27, 2009 3:08 pm


    besides using the fly swatter the keeds got to meet unc BG. he da man who teachers the wack’um technique.

  89. omilu April 27, 2009 3:09 pm

    the spring game revealed two things about this team. the offense is looks a lot better than last spring, and the the defense needs much improvement. i still don’t understand why our corners play soo far off the ball. even on 3rd and short, our corners are 5-10 yards back, and still backpedal off the snap. on a couple of plays, we just ran the slot into the flats, and it was an easy 8-10 yard gain everytime.

  90. Mrs. A-House April 27, 2009 3:10 pm

    Koakane –

    As always, you provide steady, reliable leadership in assuring that the cabana is cleared of debris, mah jong set is there, and the necessary utilities are available for all to enjoy. DOE is lucky to have you! BTW, I enjoy the erotic whispers in my ear…I’m a lucky gal! I’ll never forget the first time two seasons ago when you whispered…”eh, Mrs. A-House, I like show you my da kine/somting…” holy moly, I thought, and we not even that good friends yet. I was mesmerized and followed you to the table where you flipped off the foil from a tray of bumboocha, uuku huge gau gee. I must admit, it took a few minutes for my heart to stop racing and my breathing to return to normal. Thanks for one of the most exciting moments in my life…(I guess you all know now that Tsaikos provide me with the best fun moments).

  91. curveball April 27, 2009 3:12 pm


    I think it was just a conservative spring time maneuver..I did not see that at practice when the first unit was all in there together…

  92. A-House April 27, 2009 3:12 pm


    guess only you and me are asking about Jr-day.

    Is Coach Mack keeping it under wraps? any offers made/accepted? why the secrecy? is the staff too busy with player evaluations for fall? if I was a player who attended, was offered and accepted a scholarship, I wouldn’t mind it come out in the papers!

  93. Garret April 27, 2009 3:12 pm


    It is sad that they would have Warrior fans missed the opening home game to go on that cruise! I’m guessing that wouldn’t be a problem for some fans–the D-IAA games draw less fans than the other games.

    They probably will get some of the casual fans to go on the cruise. Hopefully it isn’t like the Oregon State game where 2/3 of the people around where I was sitting (in the UH fan section) never made noise to cheer on the Warriors and over 1/2 were gone by halftime. Some people said that it was too hot and left the stands to watch the game on TVs by the concession stands…I saw people leaving early in the first quarter, even when UH was winning!

  94. Mrs. A-House April 27, 2009 3:13 pm

    Wow! got to run…better start dinner now…will be back laters…got some more “stuffs” to say…

  95. koakane™ April 27, 2009 3:13 pm

    eh homey was going his kung fu Caine technique but neva wanted a dragon on his guns. plus you miss him washing his hands using the spring handle water fountain bwhaaaaaaaaaaaaaa turn on, try catch water, miss …. did that couple times before he saw the water faucet just below.

  96. homey ℞ April 27, 2009 3:14 pm

    omilu – I’m hoping that the corners will step it up and Miano realizes that hey, we can play mano-a-mano D at the corners.

    Big C – #86, I missed that one. Who was the nitwit?

  97. Rob25 April 27, 2009 3:15 pm

    Mrs. A-House


    I love your commentary. It was great seeing you this weekend! Thank you for putting up with our loud cheering throughout the scrimmage. I wasn’t loud enough since I had to give homey $1! 👿

  98. Rob25 April 27, 2009 3:16 pm


    Howzit girlie! You recovered from your Tsaiko outing? Was good fun cheering and high-fiving with everyone.

    I still gotta laugh at homey tossing that stupid quarter around like a hot potato!

  99. Garret April 27, 2009 3:17 pm


    Mac explained how they limited their D in the Warrior Bowl, running base packages without any of the blitz packages that are central to UH’s D.

    About how their D had trouble stopping the offense, Mac said:
    “We didn’t game-plan, we played base. We can fix all that up. All we need is 11 guys to run to the football and hit somebody. When we split them up, it gets a little thinner.”

  100. Rob25 April 27, 2009 3:17 pm

    Gotta go doctor’s…don’t want to get the swine flu since I was around (J)J this weekend!

  101. Pauoa Boy April 27, 2009 3:17 pm


    Das an easy fix for Coach Tormey and Miano. They was just playing base 4-3 defense anyway. I don’t think they were focusing too much on bump and run and jamming guys up on the line. Regardless, I hear you on the secondary being sketchy right now. They have time to work out, learn the playbook, practice, so I’m sure Coach Miano and Tormey going have the secondary ready to play. Plus planny freshmen and redshirts was playing so given time they will be au’ryte. Plus get Aaron Brown (JC Safety) coming in the summer, I think he going be playing right away.

  102. wafan April 27, 2009 3:18 pm

    Garret . . .

    Those “fans” would have complained if it had been an overcast and cool day. Some people are just never happy.

    Me? I was just thrilled the sun was out — we do not see it very often in the Northwe(s)t!!!

  103. Garret April 27, 2009 3:21 pm

    The MOST important thing to me from the Spring, even more important than the improvement for the OL, is that UH got through the Spring without suffering too many injuries. That is always a worry, and I thought that the injury that Estes had before spring practice last year really hurt the development of the OL…especially since he was a captain and the returning vet on the OL.

    The coaches did a great job in moving the tests away from the start of spring, and the OL was fairly healthy this spring.

  104. Pauoa Boy April 27, 2009 3:24 pm


    True dat, football always going have the aches and pains but as long as the boys stay healthy and injury free, the team can reach its full potential.

    Only thing is where the frikk is Blaze “IMPACT” Soares???

  105. Garret April 27, 2009 3:25 pm


    One tennis group from Hawaii sat in the UH section and I sat with some of them during the tailgate before the game run by the UH Alumni Association. Let me just say that I called some of the people “casual fans” because at the tailgate they mentioned that they didn’t go to UH home games…they didn’t even watch many Warrior games on TV!

  106. Pride. April 27, 2009 3:27 pm

    I wonder how you guys could see the game. I couldn’t see what was happening during the game because had too many real, big kids with nametags walking around in front of me. When I recognized one of them he said that they had just come from Jr. day with the Hawaii coaches. Kids seem to be getting bigger and bigger every year, I felt quite intimmidated by all those big young men.

  107. homey ℞ April 27, 2009 3:30 pm

    I heard that the record for most malasadas sold on a Saturday was broken this past weekend.

  108. curveball April 27, 2009 3:30 pm


    Now that is funny………

  109. warriorfanny2 April 27, 2009 3:30 pm

    garret, dont get stuck on the reef w draft v free agency jibberwash. A spade is a spade!

    The point being, Z-man is an idiot.

    He creates a paradox with QBs–robo arm with no heartbeat, gunslinger w the wrong delivery, now Chase Daniels who dispite being a leading heisman candidate for two years went undrafted because of his height.
    This is a quote by Daniels,

    “Chris Meidt was the guy that worked me out at the combine, and he really liked me,” Daniel said of the Redskins assistant coach. “I talked to [head] coach [Jim] Zorn a couple of times. I’m excited about the opportunity they presented.”

    eh, I repeat, Colt! get out of DC, Snyder n Z aint givin u TARP funding.

  110. moon April 27, 2009 3:35 pm


    you the real Confucius. I look forward to reading your post.

  111. addahknowjoe April 27, 2009 3:36 pm

    Homey: Does Mrs. A-House think you’re Nostradamus?

  112. Pauoa Boy April 27, 2009 3:36 pm

    Colt Brennan should have got drafted by the San Francisco 49ers instead of Redskins…Just imagine him and now Michael Crabtree tearing ish up in the Bay…

  113. Pride. April 27, 2009 3:38 pm

    I hear everyone talk about having the O-line improve this year. Can anyone tell us what was wrong with the O-line last year? I mean I know that they gave up a lot of sacks last year, but why? What were they doing or not doing that prevented them from excelling as a unit? If we know what they were doing wrong then perhaps we can fix those problems and change the way we approach our scheme, techniques, fundamentals, attitude? I’m just asking because I don’t have any answers. I’m just an old guy who may need glasses soon because people ask me how the O-line did, and I can’t answer because I can’t see anyone on the field. It all looks like a big green blur to me. With that being the case, I just socialize with anyone nearby.

  114. homey ℞ April 27, 2009 3:39 pm

    moon – wafan is god-like, reminds me of Buddha.

  115. homey ℞ April 27, 2009 3:42 pm

    Translation for #113…”Don’t ask me sh#t.”

  116. Pride. April 27, 2009 3:43 pm

    homey ℞:

    April 27th, 2009 at 3:42 pm
    Translation for #113…”Don’t ask me sh#t.”

    Why, you cannot see either?

  117. Pride. April 27, 2009 3:44 pm

    Oh sorry Homey, you said translation…yeah thank you for translating, could’ve saved time.

  118. homey ℞ April 27, 2009 3:46 pm

    Pride – BTW, I was doing that rehab exercise you showed me and one time I felt a slight pop and now it feels better! Now I feel like going for the age group record! hahahahaha…Yeah I’m stoopid.

  119. Pride. April 27, 2009 3:47 pm

    Yeah you nuts, Homey.

  120. homey ℞ April 27, 2009 3:48 pm

    Time to go. I feel inspired now. Thanks Tsaiks!

  121. warriorfanny2 April 27, 2009 3:49 pm

    Cougars banged up D leads Washington State.

    Despite having just 22 healthy players on defense, that side of the ball controlled Washington State’s spring game.
    The offense managed just 231 total yards, including 69 yards rushing on 22 carries.

    After gaining 189 yards on 25 carries in the first scrimmage, the running game fell silent in the final two, totalling 121 on 40 carries (3.0 yards per tote).

    The key for the Cougars heading into the offseason?
    Getting healthy. A significant number of starters on both sides of the ball were on the sidelines for all or much of the spring.
    They’ll be ready come September 12 at Seattle.

  122. Pride. April 27, 2009 3:53 pm

    Homey, record for your age group would be about 319 lbs. Click on my name for the masters records. Remember to multiply the kilos by 2.2068 to get approximate weight in pounds.

  123. lava April 27, 2009 4:04 pm

    Thanks for the post about Junior Day Garret.

  124. warriorfanny2 April 27, 2009 4:13 pm

    Pride-in-being-blind, if u cant visualize the significance of our OL leading the nation in sacks allowed, than imagine being a passenger in the shuttle Columbia as it re-enters the earth’s atmosphere and being told there are tiles missing on the wing…..got it….that’s the identical feeling Greg Alexander has when he drops back to pass.

  125. koakane™ April 27, 2009 4:15 pm

    off to watch the OIA champ game be back lattas.

  126. Mrs. A-House April 27, 2009 4:16 pm

    Hi again!…So where did I leave off?

    BG & Betty –

    Another two critical members of KK’s team. Thanks for setting up early. Betty, so sorry to hear you felt ill at the scrimmage. You put in long hours for us, and we’re very grateful. Get plenty of rest, drink plenty of fluids and continue to eat the wonderful veggies from your garden. BG-there’s something very sexy and macho when you swig from your flask. I’ve never seen a flask up close and personal…only in the movies. Also, mahalo for your fly extermination efforts. Anybody need dead flies to feed their pet cameleon?….

  127. Pauoa Boy April 27, 2009 4:17 pm


    Washington State has my boy Jimmy Montgomery at running back. He transfered from Cal and redshirted this past season due to transfer rules. He is very dangerous in the backfield and if he gets loose can ruin a defense.

  128. Micah Pexa April 27, 2009 4:22 pm


  129. Mrs. A-House April 27, 2009 4:23 pm

    Wafan –

    I must admit, the reverence with which myself and other Tsaikos address you is understandable. You are a scholar and intellect…su ko shi intimidating, but kind of lovable, nonetheless I really am looking forward to meeting you very soon. As always, I appreciate the informative advice/information you share with me whenever I have a question.

  130. Garret April 27, 2009 4:27 pm

    Mel Kiper says that Veikune could provide the pass rush the Browns need.

    The Browns’ pass rush tied for 30th last season with 17 sacks, yet the Browns did not appear to pick up major help. But Kiper believes that could come from Hawaii defensive end David Veikune, their third pick in the second round who totaled 18 sacks in three years. A 6-foot-2, 257-pounder, Veikune will make the transition to outside linebacker.

    ”Don’t underestimate him,” Kiper said. ”He has a chance to be a very good pass rusher.”

  131. Garret April 27, 2009 4:29 pm

    CBS Sports says Estes could be a 2nd round pick next year.

    Hawaii center John Estes might follow former Warrior pivot man Samson Satele as a second-round pick.

  132. LizKauai [UNITE AND CONQUER] April 27, 2009 4:30 pm

    m-homey – thanks for offering to go shopping for the 9th. Sounds good! Tripe, eh? with oysters? Pigs feet from Palama Supermarket would be awesome too….

    sorry Rob25… didn’t mean to gross you out!


  133. LizKauai [UNITE AND CONQUER] April 27, 2009 4:33 pm

    Mrs. A-House… had mah jongg??? I have always wanted to play the real one. Only played computer mah jongg so far. Cool!

  134. warriorfanny2 April 27, 2009 4:40 pm

    PB, Paul Wulff is iconic and scary. Check out the adversities this dude has had to overcome in his relatively, short life…the cougars and the plight of their program only raises the level of his determination.
    He is Rocky Balboa and Susan Boyle wrapped in one.
    Truly inspirational.

    He said he is gunning for September 12th and wants to play Hawaii early. I got no reason to doubt him.

    The focus should be on our team and getting ready for camp without the hypes.
    We need a great training summer cycle and kick-ass camp.

    Our Spring game gives us little to go on since MAC split our talent and divided it two-ways.
    A little personnel evaluation perhaps, but not the real sense of your #1 O goin against your #1 D, like most teams during spring.

    When all is said and done–WSU will be a tough-team to play early and we face a legit challenge.
    Hawaii, traditionally, starts slow.

    Pay attn to off-season training and trust your eyes when camp opens in AUG.
    If we win at Seattle–we can boast—but for now, its time to get lean n mean!

  135. Mrs. A-House April 27, 2009 4:41 pm

    Rob25 –

    You are one of the “fun-nest” Tsaikos to sit next to or just be around. Your infectious, deep-throaty laugh is hilarious and your witty back/forth comments with Homey, Ralph and Calvin were so enjoyable. Mauka lost?! How was that possible?! Ms. Hinshaw, if you’re lurking, reserve your influence for a real game…j/k.

    Ralph –

    Hope your “you know what” is healing/improving as the days go by. You’re too young to be hobbling/limping around.

    Brie –

    Same goes for you to, my dear. That “boot” is surely cramping your social life, and here’s hoping that you will be free of it very soon.

    Calvin-from-Kona –

    You go guy! Boy can this guy yell LOUD!…and no shame, too. We all screaming and cheering for the same team, so no matter. Thanks for being careful not to spill/sputter your beer on me and Midori7…now use the $20 you saved by buying fresh fruits and veggies to supplement your liquid diet that obviously contributed to your present ripped physique.

    Nalani –

    We kept our eye on Kahai and liked what we saw. Makai team did great! Happy that he enjoyed a steak dinner. Please share who grilled and what kind of steak was enjoyed.

    HiFlyer –

    Can’t forget you, guy. Steady, reliable, splendid slicing skills. Mahalo for selfless attention to getting fuud on the table. I’m on the lookout for a better knife and plastic gloves…help is on the way.

  136. Mrs. A-House April 27, 2009 4:46 pm

    LizKauai –

    Yes, indeed. Not one but two sets of Mah Jongg. We’ll bring our set in addition to KK’s. We need mentors who know the game. After buying the game, I was intimidated by the number of tiles, the unrecognizable kanji and complicated instructions…so I closed the case and never opened it again. So yes, there are many Tsaikos who want to learn. If we take turns learning, by the end of this season, we’ll have competitors, for sure.

  137. Mrs. A-House April 27, 2009 4:48 pm

    Frank Gansz Ohana –

    Deepest condolences from our ohana.

  138. Mrs. A-House April 27, 2009 4:50 pm

    David Veikune
    Jake Ingram
    Ryan Mouton
    Josh Leonard
    Jameel Dowling
    Sol Elimimian

    Best of luck and much success as you all embark on a new and exciting chapter in your lives. I’m confident you will continue to make us proud!

  139. Mrs. A-House April 27, 2009 4:54 pm

    Kekoa –

    Appreciated your taking the time to share intimate details of Mrs. Kekoa’s ordeal and recovery. I’m happy and relieved that she has found a remedy that works to enable her healing. Will continue to pray for her complete recovery.

    Pops –

    Always so happy to see you at the t-gates. You are looking just great!

  140. Mrs. A-House April 27, 2009 4:57 pm

    Florida Ted –

    So happy, absolutely elated to read your post via Kekoa. That’s the kind of news that can really make my day…and it has! Be patient with yourself and take each day, one day at a time. You’ll be back to full power really soon…I sense it, and it usually is correct. Will look forward to future updates…LOL = Lots of Love!

  141. Pride. April 27, 2009 5:01 pm


    April 27th, 2009 at 4:13 pm
    Pride-in-being-blind, if u cant visualize the significance of our OL leading the nation in sacks allowed, than imagine being a passenger in the shuttle Columbia as it re-enters the earth’s atmosphere and being told there are tiles missing on the wing…..got it….that’s the identical feeling Greg Alexander has when he drops back to pass.

    Thanks for the lesson WF2. That’s what I like about the Warrior Beat, those of us who don’t know much about football get to learn something everyday.

  142. Pride. April 27, 2009 5:02 pm

    Hi Mrs A-House. Mrs. A-House gives the biggest hugs.

  143. curveball April 27, 2009 5:08 pm


    April 27th, 2009 at 4:13 pm
    Pride-in-being-blind, if u cant visualize the significance of our OL leading the nation in sacks allowed, than imagine being a passenger in the shuttle Columbia as it re-enters the earth’s atmosphere and being told there are tiles missing on the wing…..got it….that’s the identical feeling Greg Alexander has when he drops back to pass.

    Thanks for the lesson WF2. That’s what I like about the Warrior Beat, those of us who don’t know much about football get to learn something everyday.

    Now that is really funny…………

  144. warriorfanny2 April 27, 2009 5:18 pm

    Speakin about John Estes, I fell for this 4-year starter when he was an under-weight true-frosh OLM who labored in the trenches and redshirted quietly.

    You could see it comin. Hard worker, genetically-wired with all the great-stuff for the NFL.

    Now, big John doesnt say much and leads by example…which brings me to my point—he got yellow-flagged w too many personals last year.
    John is just too damn good for that action and Im hoping Gordie can communicate to Estes what is required to make him have the huge senior season we are all rootin for him to have….and to set a quiet example–for others to follow.

  145. restaurant April 27, 2009 5:19 pm


  146. Da Punchbowl Kid April 27, 2009 5:35 pm

    Aloha Folks!

    Just got on the blog for the first time today and after reading all the posts, I just gotta say that we don’t lack for personality here. 😆

    I’m glad you learned something.

    Mrs. A-House-
    You might actually be the funniest person here. I never knew that Koakane had such huge gau gee! 😆

  147. Da Punchbowl Kid April 27, 2009 5:37 pm

    Condolences to Gansz’ family and friends.

  148. Pride. April 27, 2009 5:37 pm


    April 27th, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    Hawaii, traditionally, starts slow.

    So lets take a look at what WF2 is talking about. Is it really true that Hawaii is a slow starter? Listed below is the breakdown of each season since 1999, broken into three parts. Start of season, mid-season, and end of season. First list is a breakdown of win/losses, then totals for those years, and then a winning percentage breakdown by start, mid, or end of season results.

    ’99 – (3-1) (2-2) (4-1)
    ’00 – (0-4) (1-3) (2-2)
    ’01 – (2-2) (4-0) (3-1)
    ’02 – (1-3) (4-1) (3-2)
    ’03 – (2-2) (4-1) (3-2)
    ’04 – (2-2) (2-3) (4-0)
    ’05 – (1-3) (2-2) (2-2)
    ’06 – (2-2) (5-0) (4-1)
    ’07 – (4-0) (5-0) (3-1)
    ’08 – (1-3) (3-2) (3-2)

    Total – (18-22) (32-14) (31-14)
    % – (45%) (70%) (69%)

    As we can see, it is apparent that WarriorFanny2 really knows what he is talking about. The topic of discussion should be, what is the driver of this disparity in winning percentage when broken down into sections during the season. Is it because of the easier WAC teams during the mid-season? The heavy duty BCS teams at the beginning of the season? Is it the way we handle camp? I don’t know, because I can’t see the field. I’m just asking questions.

  149. OZ April 27, 2009 5:43 pm

    The CDC reports an unusual case of foot-in-mouth disease. This strain is not contageous unless the infected is aware of the infection.

  150. curveball April 27, 2009 5:50 pm


    pretty good stuff for a guy that is learning and is blind….

  151. warriorfanny2 April 27, 2009 6:02 pm

    With respect to our Sept 12th game in Seattle and in the context of my post, since you are jumpin on late and didnt share in the orginal discussion yesterday….talking about playing early on the road or at home against quality opponents….playing WSU early does not work to our advantage according to history–the original subject matter of discussion.

    We lost last year @ Florida and @ Corvalis early.
    We were fortunate @ Ruston in 2007 (45-44) and lost at Tuscaloosa and Boise State in 2006.
    In 2005 we lost to USC and @MSU.
    2004 we lost to Florida Atlantic and @Rice.
    In 2003 we lost @ USC and UNLV.
    In 2002 we lost @ BYU.
    In 2001 we lost early @Nev and at home to Rice.
    And whom can forget our 2000 home opening loss to Portland State, than @Utep and home against Rice.

  152. madeinhawaii April 27, 2009 6:06 pm


    You’re killing me.. lol..

    But seriously, wasn’t there comments by some Tsaikos who attended Spring Practice time ago about how the Oline were significantly improving their stance,footwork and placement of their hands under Coach Shaw? Those little nuances that can buy a few split seconds for the QB?

    Maybe I was wishful thinking it.

  153. warriorfanny2 April 27, 2009 6:17 pm

    My point remains–WSU looms as a huge challenge and our warrior summer-training-cycle and AUG camp must get better to be adequately prepared for Central Arkansas, @WSU, @UNLV and @LaT.

    I’ll say it again–in the JJ era, our warriors are slow out-of-the-gate.
    Now, u can draw your own conclusions or sugarcoat the obvious….or just keep walkin w a silver cane.

  154. curveball April 27, 2009 6:19 pm

    one of the things my Grandpa said to me that I really remember..he was 6’6″ Irishman..”sometimes people just talk to much about the past”.. He also taught me to throw a curveball….

  155. labrat April 27, 2009 6:22 pm

    Pride I would tell you how the oline did but the Rainbow Dancers were blocking my view. I think injuries had a lot to do with oline performance last year. I’m not worried about this year’s oline.

  156. madeinhawaii April 27, 2009 6:25 pm


    I have a feeling no matter what game is being played and no matter where your seats are, the Rainbow Dancers are still “blocking” your view.

  157. LizKauai [iMac] UNITE AND CONQUER! April 27, 2009 6:26 pm

    warriorfanny2- no worries. I learned my lesson. I apologize to all Warrior fans for the error of my ways. Gainesville and Oregon is living proof. I am not going to go to any away games (except UNLV)… so the bachi is off… Warriors will WIN!

    Hit Florida Ted and Patty!

  158. madeinhawaii April 27, 2009 6:29 pm


    Why would we “HIT” Florida Ted and Patty?

  159. LizKauai [iMac] UNITE AND CONQUER! April 27, 2009 6:30 pm

    “imagine being a passenger in the shuttle Columbia as it re-enters the earth’s atmosphere and being told there are tiles missing on the wing…..got it….that’s the identical feeling Greg Alexander has when he drops back to pass.”

    hmmm. Greg Alexander thinks he is going to burn up in the atmosphere and be among 7 dead astronauts?

  160. LizKauai [iMac] UNITE AND CONQUER! April 27, 2009 6:32 pm

    hit=hi to

    back to my proofreading…

  161. warriorfanny2 April 27, 2009 6:33 pm

    eh, Liz, funny stuff, Im goin to seattle n not LV.
    I learned another lesson–the one-armed bandit takes your money, unless you are a little ole lady from aiea.

  162. Committed Road Warrior April 27, 2009 6:35 pm

    Re: The team’s slow start early in the season…..

    I try not to dwell on the past too much.

    There is little point in dwelling on the past, it only makes things worse. Far more constructive is looking to the future and moving forward, but don’t worry about the future too much; look too far ahead and it makes the present pointless. What is vital is that the team achieve a bright and glorious future through the efforts and perseverance of today.

    The past is what it is. Let’s just focus on what’s ahead.

  163. curveball April 27, 2009 6:39 pm

    Committed Road Warrior:

    April 27th, 2009 at 6:35 pm
    Re: The team’s slow start early in the season…..

    I try not to dwell on the past too much.

    There is little point in dwelling on the past, it only makes things worse. Far more constructive is looking to the future and moving forward, but don’t worry about the future too much; look too far ahead and it makes the present pointless. What is vital is that the team achieve a bright and glorious future through the efforts and perseverance of today.

    The past is what it is. Let’s just focus on what’s ahead.

    did you know my grandpa??????

  164. madeinhawaii April 27, 2009 6:39 pm

    Less injury and better techniques and two deep in every position for the O-line. That should provide better protection for the Q-back in passing situations — even 1/2 second more with QBacks who can make reads faster and get rid of the ball in less time should make a world of a difference.


    Ahhh.. ” hi ‘to’ ” , I was wondering how you got a “t” in there when the “!” is so far away from the “t”. I thought maybe you had one of them foreign language keyboards… latvian or penquin.

  165. madeinhawaii April 27, 2009 6:40 pm

    AHA HAH! Even my ‘g’ looks like a ‘q’ today… Now I understand!

  166. madeinhawaii April 27, 2009 7:08 pm

    Oh yeah.. Congrats to Spencer and Heidi!! Best of luck to you both … tons of anniversaries with as many kids as you both hope for.

  167. warriorfanny2 April 27, 2009 7:14 pm

    sorry curveball, sports is all about the past.
    Doesnt ESPN offer “Classics”?

    And as a former colleaque put it, “history is our window to the future”.
    But, he was an optimist, as another quiped,
    “if you dont correct your mistakes in the past, you are bound to repeat it in the future”.

    I believe the later to be the wise measurement.

    Coaches review game film and study their opponents.
    Coaches debrief after each game and at the seasons end to improve and get better…..in all phases….hoping is wistful, not productive.

    MAC changed things when he became head coach based on the past: recruiting, uniform and colors and the reinstallation of warrior tradition.

    Tiger Woods recently remarked in an interview about his success, “the key is to be critical about yourself and your mistakes and to turn it around….not everyone can do that”.

    George Soros, billionare, claims his success in derivatives is due to his recognition of bad moves, faults and mistakes he made….and constant attention to correction and fine-tune.

    We know our problems, now we need to fix it.
    And it wont go-away merely becz some wish it.

  168. consultant April 27, 2009 7:23 pm

    The Advertiser has the best sports section in Hawaii. I can’t stand that other paper. Those guys are so irritating.

  169. Investing In Property April 27, 2009 7:37 pm

    The Tsai-kos rock. This is the only blog worth reading.

  170. LizKauai [iMac] UNITE AND CONQUER! April 27, 2009 7:41 pm

    wow the spambots are in.

    medic! we have some problems here!

  171. curveball April 27, 2009 7:42 pm

    sorry … life and progress is about the future… we just will never agree on this..

  172. warriorfanny2 April 27, 2009 7:48 pm

    curveball, Im sure hermie and Jim Bolla would u to represent them.

  173. LizKauai [iMac] UNITE AND CONQUER! April 27, 2009 7:51 pm

    curveball- “sorry … life and progress is about the future” nothing to be sorry about.
    One look at our kids and grand kids and nuff said.

  174. curveball April 27, 2009 7:58 pm


    April 27th, 2009 at 7:48 pm
    curveball, Im sure hermie and Jim Bolla would u to represent them.

    no..they are in the past

  175. curveball April 27, 2009 8:00 pm

    LizKauai [iMac] UNITE AND CONQUER!:

    April 27th, 2009 at 7:51 pm
    curveball- “sorry … life and progress is about the future” nothing to be sorry about.
    One look at our kids and grand kids and nuff said.

    Liz so nice to talk to people who believe..by the way ..thanks ..

  176. jm2375 April 27, 2009 8:10 pm

    Howzit Tsai-kos!

    Hi Mrs A-house! How goes it in your neck of Kailua? 😀

    OK, I’m still puzzled by the Redskins draft. Seems to me they needed more depth on the o-line. I just wish Synder would back off and stop micromanaging. Why pay a General Manager if you’re going to make all the decisions?

    Still don’t know what to make of the Chase Daniel signing. Campbell was Gibbs’ QB and only has one more year left. Collins is at the end of his career. That leaves Colt and Chase. I guess it’s just give Colt some competition and Synder loves shiny and new. Colt’s the better QB. I would hope they’re building for the future, but with Synder, who knows. ..

  177. eye cosmetic surgery April 27, 2009 8:15 pm

    You don’t need eye surgery to read the Advertiser. The print is just right. I think you need a lobotomy to read the other guys.

  178. Mrs. A-House April 27, 2009 8:23 pm

    Pride. –

    Talk about positive feel-good moments…contrary to your kind words about me, Pride., being enveloped by hugs from you and Kekoa have to rank at the top of my happy moments list. Thanks for being my pal. Your kind words about the “juniors” attending the scrimmage are very encouraging to them, I’m sure. I’m sorry I wasn’t able to get close enough to really appreciate their size and muscle. Words of advice to these fine young men…stay home and play for the home team…pleeeze.

    Myki & Jerry –

    Mahalo for attending most/all of the football practice sessions. The positive vibes you transmit to the players by showing your faithful support are priceless. Our ohana is also the grateful benefactor of your friendship and generosity in so many ways.

    Chawan_cut –

    Busy days coming up for you. Ditto (see last sentence above) for just being you. LOL = Lots of Love

    Tombo Ahi –

    What a pleasure to meet you and your lovely fiancee. Hope you can come to a few t-gates over the course of the season so we can get to know you better. Best wishes…

    Last but not least…

    Hi Esme! –

    You did not “esme and whoosh” on us, and the gang couldn’t have been more happy to have the company of you and your adorable son. The recipe is on its way to you via email tomorrow.

    And so this ends my evening…thanks very much for the fun time. I enjoyed myself immensely. Now, ST, you may add as many additional posts as you wish about the who’s who calling you again and again. And as well they should…you continue to be the HOST WITH THE MOST! LOL = Lots of Love!

  179. Garret April 27, 2009 8:35 pm

    Calvin Roberts apparently have some options…I wish him well!

    Calvin Roberts (El Camino, CSM, University of Hawaii) was weighing free-agent offers from a couple teams, said CSM coach Bret Pollack.

  180. Garret April 27, 2009 8:37 pm

    That should be “has”, not have. Anyway, that typo was a much smaller mistake than what this guy did yesterday! I haven’t heard a player talk about the wrong team before, but I’m sure it happens due to the excitement of finding out someone just got drafted.

    Bill Parcells called Nalbone with the news, one Jersey guy to another, evidently. Nalbone was so excited/relieved/grateful that he forgot Parcells was with the Dolphins.

    He thought Parcells was a Cowboy, and thanked him, and said it was great to be a Cowboy and he was always a Cowboys fan and he couldn’t wait to play for America’s Team. (Cue the “How ‘But The Cowboys!” sound byte.)

    “I guess the phone was just silent and then he realized what he just said,” Nalbone’s cousin writes. “(Tony) Sparano just laughed and told him to get ready for camp.”

  181. Mattress Melbourne April 27, 2009 8:37 pm

    I think I fell asleep reading the other paper.

  182. Garret April 27, 2009 8:38 pm

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

    German scientists developed a technique to make silk tougher and lighter than steel and even more elastic than spider’s silk.

  183. chawan_cut April 27, 2009 8:38 pm

    Mrs. A-House,
    I’m glad I could make it to the T-T-gate on Saturday. Thank you for your kind words. I just do what I do.
    Yes, busy days indeed. Finishing up here and preparing at the same time to go there. Good thing it’ll be the offseason.

  184. Garret April 27, 2009 8:38 pm

    Study found that the physics behind the perfect pizza toss can help the design of the next generation of micro motors (thinner than a human hair!).

  185. Garret April 27, 2009 8:39 pm

    President Obama will be soon be able to get full use from his BlackBerry 8830, even for data at the top secret classification level. Software developed by Genesis Key will result in any BlackBerry 8830 or Curve to be securely used for top secret data.

  186. Garret April 27, 2009 8:39 pm

    Apple and Verizon are in “high-level” discussions for bringing the iPhone to Verizon.

  187. Garret April 27, 2009 8:40 pm

    This author wanted to use his time productively during his daily commute on the train, so he ended up writing a 400-page novel using his smartphone over 2 years.

  188. Garret April 27, 2009 8:40 pm

    Free play links pau.

  189. el guapo April 27, 2009 8:46 pm


    Your next task – invent a spam blocker for the blog 🙂

  190. LizKauai [iMac] UNITE AND CONQUER! April 27, 2009 8:46 pm

    STEPHEN- Please call in the HA Blog Doctors We are infested.
    168, 169, 181 and others.

  191. Pride. April 27, 2009 8:50 pm


    April 27th, 2009 at 6:17 pm
    My point remains–WSU looms as a huge challenge and our warrior summer-training-cycle and AUG camp must get better to be adequately prepared for Central Arkansas, @WSU, @UNLV and @LaT.

    I’ll say it again–in the JJ era, our warriors are slow out-of-the-gate.
    Now, u can draw your own conclusions or sugarcoat the obvious….or just keep walkin w a silver cane.

    Point well taken. I do agree with you WSU does loom as a huge challenge and preparation will be important. The mental approach to that three game road schedule will be of utmost importance.

    My attitude still is and will always be, “anybody, anyplace, anywhere…I back down from no one”. Not Florida, not USC, not Alabama, no one. I’ve heard a lot of people give coach Pat Hill grief for his attitude of playing anyone, anyplace, anytime. But I agree with coach Hill. Back down from no one. Have your players adopt that attitude and then have them prepare and play with that attitude.

  192. Kekoa April 27, 2009 9:01 pm

    Esme ~ You may have the Mommy site.com, but we Tsai-ko’s have the real deal:

    “3 cheers and lots of (((hugs))) for Momma A-House!”

    (You may consider asking permission to ‘borrow’ her for consultations)

  193. chawan_cut April 27, 2009 9:03 pm

    tonight’s news

  194. jm2375 April 27, 2009 9:03 pm

    Liz – I think we need exterminators, not doctors. 😀

    uhhh, does wf2 realize who pride. really is?

  195. jm2375 April 27, 2009 9:05 pm

    Oh yeah, didn’t realize this before, but the airport code for Fresno is FAT. 😆 :mrgreen:

  196. madeinhawaii April 27, 2009 9:09 pm

    Actually, Chase at the Redskins now makes a little more sense. With Todd Collins about retire and Jason Cambell on his final year.. Should the Redskins release Campbell and Collins, they will need two + 1 qb the next year. Two heisman contenders who can throw the ball make a good one two punch for the Redskins in 2010.

  197. Kekoa April 27, 2009 9:09 pm

    Pride…ahhh…nevah mind. I rajah your last transmission. I don’t wanna get all wrapped around the axle with minutia from others. Tanks, see you later.

  198. SteveM April 27, 2009 9:14 pm

    April 27th, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    uhhh, does wf2 realize who pride. really is?

    Shhhhh, jm2375, things like this is what makes the blog interesting…. 😎

  199. madeinhawaii April 27, 2009 9:16 pm


    #191… I agree. Gotta be ready from the git… any time.. any place.. any one. You build the program towards that goal and the way Mac has been massaging that recruiting budget and plan, things are begining to look very promising.

  200. el guapo April 27, 2009 9:25 pm


  201. koakane™ April 27, 2009 9:39 pm

    howzit everyone just back from the OIA championship. congrats to PC and Kailua good game. PC champs for third consecutive time. It was Kailua game to win because had PC bottled up most of the time. PC won on a balk and misplayed ball to outfield which put the winning run on third. had to be there to believe the final out come. cishigo has nothing to complain about, plate up made a good call which the replay confirmed.

  202. Stephen Tsai April 27, 2009 9:43 pm

    Tomorrow is the last day to apply for the men’s volleyball coaching job. Get your ap ready, Jason.

  203. koakane™ April 27, 2009 9:45 pm

    My attitude still is and will always be, “anybody, anyplace, anywhere…I back down from no one”. Not Florida, not USC, not Alabama, no one. I’ve heard a lot of people give coach Pat Hill grief for his attitude of playing anyone, anyplace, anytime. But I agree with coach Hill. Back down from no one. Have your players adopt that attitude and then have them prepare and play with that attitude.

    I too agree with pride assessment, to be the best you have to play with an attitude that we will win no matter who it is.

  204. Stephen Tsai April 27, 2009 9:46 pm

    If you didn’t know this was spam, you would think: Wow, this person has Tsaiko potential:

    Nice day! I hope you are fine. I read about you and I would like to have a contact with you. I to go to agency international acquaintances and there to me to tell about you and I have decided to write to you.
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  205. Stephen Tsai April 27, 2009 9:47 pm

    I, too, like to “make cosiness in the place where I live.”

  206. G (China) April 27, 2009 9:52 pm

    I remember watching an interview conducted by Bob Costas and he was interviewing John Wooden. The question he answered was, “how do you account for so many national trophies in a short time and so many in a row?,” “How do you motivate them?” He said something to a tune, “The past is the past (glory) and there are no gaurantees in the future…what matters is today…how you practice, play, consider each other as a team, etc.” I think what was special about UH’s perfect season was that people cared everyday. If you have that kind of players and community of supporters, the past and future is pretty irrelevant, because there will be a tradition of excellence and you would be carving your future. Summer Cycle good…shooting for stars everyday better. By the way Pride and WF2 are great commentators (like many others)…I learn so much from them everyday.

  207. Stephen Tsai April 27, 2009 10:02 pm

    I did not know that Virginia Hinshaw is a microbiologist.

  208. Ralph April 27, 2009 10:07 pm

    she is a world class virologist with a cowboy hat…

  209. chawan_cut April 27, 2009 10:10 pm

    I met Chancellor Hinshaw’s brother at the Safeco field tour last fall. It was just by chance. I was wearing all my UH gear and he saw that and came up to me and we started talking. I think he’s a retired General or some other high ranking military man. Anyways, he said she loves her sports and loves challenges and has always been the smart one. Oh, and she really loves her hat too.

  210. Ralph April 27, 2009 10:10 pm

    dolphins cut Beck, a tarnish to the BYU qb legacy of Young, McMahon, etc.

  211. chawan_cut April 27, 2009 10:10 pm

    what happened to all that interest the Seahawks had in Adam?

  212. Ralph April 27, 2009 10:12 pm

    Seahawks drafted a LB

  213. LizKauai [iMac] UNITE AND CONQUER! April 27, 2009 10:30 pm

    jm2375 – 194 – not going make difference. :mrgreen:

  214. Kekoa April 27, 2009 10:55 pm

    G’nite Ladies!…Nytol.

  215. LizKauai [iMac] UNITE AND CONQUER! April 27, 2009 11:20 pm

    Nitey Nite and Sweet Warrior Dreams!

  216. Cindy (cenn) April 27, 2009 11:27 pm

    Florida Ted; nice to “see” you again. Take it easy though–each day will be better.

    Liz…I was “learning while watching” them play Mahjong. A little confusing at first, but then I can see how addictive it can be. : ) You should have seen how happy Mr. A-house was to win the first game!
    Mrs. A-House…wonderful to see you again! As well as the rest…see you soon!

  217. MeiLing April 27, 2009 11:55 pm

    Congrats to Sollie! Hope he makes the team.


  218. fckalihi April 28, 2009 12:33 am

    Orel Hershiser in his approach to pitching: history is history; the future is perfect. This is an axiom that can be applied to all sorts of experience, least of all sports.

  219. wafan April 28, 2009 3:05 am

    A fine Spring morning to everyone!

  220. wafan April 28, 2009 3:07 am

    Pride. . . .

    Your 141. Funny!

  221. wafan April 28, 2009 3:13 am

    Mrs. A-House . . .

    Nice string you put together! Whoo-hoo!!!

    You must have been writing about someone else because my kids run all over me. More of an intellectual dwarf. That is why I live here — harder to embarrass myself and family from a distance.

    Still, thank you for the kind words.

  222. wafan April 28, 2009 3:14 am

    Homey . . .

    My belly looks like buddah’s. Does that count?


  223. wafan April 28, 2009 3:22 am

    Garret . . .

    Do you know if the spiders that produce the improved silk are genetically altered? I wonder if it could could be accomplished with silk worms or synthetic materials?

  224. wafan April 28, 2009 3:23 am

    Congrats to all of the NFL Warriors!!!

    Time to get to school. Tsigh.

  225. mctruck April 28, 2009 4:38 am

    Alright!!!, good thing BOA got that bailout money from the feds, because they sent me a check in the mail for,($1), from my paying-off my credit card and I paid too much, one-dollar overage. Probably cost them more than a dollar to generate this one-dollar check. Oh well……..what to do with this dollar????? hmmmmmmm?, better bank it!!!, bwaaaaahahaha!

  226. HawaiianKiko(Chief Lurker) April 28, 2009 4:56 am

    Aloha from the tropical islans of Hawaii on the coconut wireless in digital paraise

    Good Morning TsaiKo Ohana….

    Congratulations to the Warrior football draftees…FA…take it to the next level and represent….Ten Que

    Back to the Future( of Lurking )

  227. warriorfanny2 April 28, 2009 4:59 am

    #191 (Pride),

    “Point well taken. I do agree with you WSU does loom as a huge challenge and preparation will be important. The mental approach to that three game road schedule will be of utmost importance.”

    Dunno about the word ‘mental approach’.

    It is too vaque and an over-used term, like motivation.
    Mental approach will not be developed during our 3-game road trip, but rather during our last training-cycle and camp period leading up to the season.

    Our summer-cycle training period combined with a successful camp will form the bases for our team’s mental approach.

    If our players aint-in-shape and cannot execute–their mental approach is already flawed and like the swine flu can infestate the team with negative mentality.

    Assuming for the sake of argument these two factors are positive then it becomes a management thing–much like JJ did in 2007. One game at a time.
    A lot depends on the chemistry-interface between coaches and players developed in the off-season and into camp.

    This year will be interesting for two reasons–MAC has had one year under his belt to evaluate what worked and didnt.
    MAC will be a sophomore in 2009 coming off a break-even season (7-7) in ’08.

    Lookin back at his predecessors starting with Dick Tomey:
    Bob Wagner had the best sophomore record, going 5-7 in ’87 and 9-3 in ’88– included were book-end victories over nationally ranked Iowa and Oregon. Both at home.
    Ironically, JJ had the worst–from a-turn-around in ’99 (9-4) to a flop in 2000 (3-9).

    Next–Gordie Shaw and Chris Tormey.

    These two veteran coaches are mentoring key units in our O-trench and on our D-backside. Problematic units in 2008.

    Tormey will also handle the 3rd and equally important phase of warrior football-Special Teams.

    The fusion of these two coaches on staff and the template of
    experience they bring will weigh heavily in both our final training-cycle and into and including camp.

    Mental approach?
    We shall see….i’m off to da links.

  228. Garret April 28, 2009 5:23 am

    Note to the mainland Tsaikos: FREE food at El Pollo loco today.

    The Taste the Fire® Offer (“offer”) consists of one flame-grilled leg and one flame-grilled thigh, two tortillas (choice of flour or corn) and fresh salsa.

  229. NYUH April 28, 2009 5:23 am


    Washington Redskins

    C — It’s obvious the Redskins have lost faith in Jason Campbell. They tried to trade for veteran Jay Cutler, and Saturday, they tried to move up for Mark Sanchez. They ended up with Brian Orakpo, who will play strongside linebacker on running downs and end on obvious passing downs.

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  234. whitey April 28, 2009 7:07 am

    Good morning Tsaikos. Looks like it will be a sunny day. Yeah!!!!

  235. whitey April 28, 2009 7:09 am

    off to the “races” for some breakfast of champions. see you all later.

  236. Pride. April 28, 2009 7:13 am

    WarriorFanny2. It’s obvious that you have a PhD in football and you’re speaking to most of us who are still in Football 101 to 301. Can you please bring your posts down to our level? Chemistry-interface? Summer-cycle training periods? Sophmore records? Fusion of coaches? Template of experience?

    My head is spinning.

    By the way, good luck on the links.

  237. madeinhawaii April 28, 2009 7:39 am

    Dunno about the others but I’m on the pre-football “What does it mean to take a hike?” course.

  238. bighilofan2 April 28, 2009 7:51 am

    izn’t wf2 really rich? 😆

  239. bighilofan2 April 28, 2009 7:54 am

    hiya Tsaikos everywhere. howzit Pride.

    betcha $ I’m right. 😀

    ainokea, da bottom line is wee smack wazzu

  240. Garret April 28, 2009 7:55 am

    Nice mention of David Veikune here. For those critics that said that Veikune was drafted a round early, the article mentions that several teams were looking to draft Veikune just after he was taken (which would have still been in the 2nd round) if Cleveland didn’t take him.

    Hawaii defensive end David Veikune will become a player many Browns fans will truly enjoy watching. Yes, most of those same fans never really watched the newly minted 3-4 outside linebacker play much in college but his unstoppable motor and tenacity on the field are second to none in this draft class. An All-WAC performer the last two seasons. This end registered 25 tackles for a loss and 16 sacks over the last two seasons for the Warriors. Also he has some previous experience playing in the 3-4 defensive front when Jerry Glanville was June Jones’ defensive coordinator a couple seasons ago. Veikune had a fantastic Senior Bowl week, making more highly decorated offensive lineman look bad in some pass rush drills. A good hardworking, driven prospect whom a few intriguing teams were looking to draft just after the Browns did so.

  241. MeiLing April 28, 2009 7:55 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Have a great day, everyone. I have a busy day ahead.
    Esme & whoosh…

  242. Garret April 28, 2009 7:58 am

    One of Veikune’s teammates, Braylon Edwards, apparently is quite focused on getting his modeling career going. If this article is correct, he asked Will Demps for advice on modeling *between plays during a game*.

    “Last year I was with the Texans [the non-Playoff team who, coincidentally, beat the Browns at Cleveland Stadium in a game that the AP described as leaving the Browns “beaten, battered and bewildered,” “their season in shambles”], and when we played [WHOOPED] the Browns, Braylon Edwards asked me between plays if we could talk after the game about modeling and acting.”

    Whatever else this indicates, at the very least it shows that Braylon’s head is somewhere else than on the football game when he’s playing in the football game. If Braylon wants to go Hollywood, he should cancel his contract with the Browns and go do that, but the level of play in the NFL is too high for players — even players with Braylon’s talent — to play at the highest level (the level that Braylon is being paid to play at) with their minds not focused 100% on the task at hand.

  243. bighilofan2 April 28, 2009 7:59 am

    same o same o

    esme wooooshhh

  244. koakane™ April 28, 2009 8:18 am

    morning and a fine one again, also very busy but not the merchandise kine. you’all have a good day and play nice. esmeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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  247. Piper's son April 28, 2009 8:31 am

    Good morning Hawaii!

    Have always looked forward to Pride’s assessment of the line. Maybe the next CC?

  248. Da Punchbowl Kid April 28, 2009 8:42 am

    Howzit MIH 🙂

    Not so early compared to a certain Hilo fan known for waking up da chikkens! 😆

  249. jaysson April 28, 2009 8:43 am

    good morning all.

    any word (ST?) on who was cut to make the roster limit? anyone we might be shaking our heads at and going “why?”

    will most be able to come back in the fall as walk ons and try out again?

  250. SteveM April 28, 2009 8:50 am

    Good morning everyone!

    …another day at work for me, but “welcome back” to fckalihi (#218), an infrequent poster from a couple years back…


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